Darlington Hoopes papers [microform]

Darlington Hoopes was born in Vale, Maryland and became affiliated with the Socialist Party in 1914. He served as state secretary of the Pennsylvania Socialist Party from 1923 to 1927, socialist member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly from 1930 to 1936, and national chairman of the Socialist Par...

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Summary: Darlington Hoopes was born in Vale, Maryland and became affiliated with the Socialist Party in 1914. He served as state secretary of the Pennsylvania Socialist Party from 1923 to 1927, socialist member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly from 1930 to 1936, and national chairman of the Socialist Party of the United States from 1946 to 1968. He was the Socialist Party candidate for the presidency in 1952 and 1956. The collection consists primarily of Hoopes' copies of records from the Socialist Party of the United States (1917-1968), the Pennsylvania Socialist Party (1921-1952), and the Reading, Pennsylvania Socialist Party (1915-1960). These records include minutes and other materials from national conventions and the National Executive Committee, and from smaller administrative units such as the Berks County Relief Board and the Reading Consumers' Co-op. Also present are speeches by Hoopes and others, and Hoopes' legislative files from his tenure as a socialist representative to the Pennsylvania General Assembly. The original papers are held by the Pennsylvania State University Archives. Register available.
Physical Description: 25 reels