Fred Briehl Papers,1911-1974.
Collection Number: 3474
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Fred Briehl papers, 1911-1974.
9.4 cubic ft.,
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, diaries, film, printed materials, legal and financial documents.
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection includes correspondence with friends and family members, diaries, scrapbooks, and published materials concerning Briehl's activism, communism, socialism, agriculture, pacifism, and radical causes
Collection material in English
Fred Briehl was a dairy farmer and summer guest house operator, Wallkill, Ulster County; political party and union organizer; accountant, printer and editor of THE FARM FRONT.
Collection includes correspondence with friends and family members, 1911-1947 (1911-1920 bulk); diaries (1917-1920) written primarily when Briehl was in prison for refusing to serve in the armed forces during World War I; correspondence with various politicians and the media concerning current affairs, 1917-1970; legal documents pertaining to lawsuits, property and patents, 1942-1961, and the 1955 House Un-American Activities Committee investigation of summer camps; tape recordings of interviews and events, 1962-1978; videotapes of home movies taken by Briehl, a clip from "Native Land," a 1942 documentary on civil rights in which Briehl acted, and a documentary film, "Fred Briehl" by Charles Gershwin and Michael Mitchell, containing clips from his home movies and interviews during 1970-1971; student notebooks and papers, 1914-1920; scrapbooks and clippings, 1915-1974; correspondence, broadsides, handouts and speeches relating to activities in the Communist Party and the Dairyman's League, the Farmer's Union, and the Farmer's Emergency Committee; records from his dairy farm, 1927-1944; issues of THE FARM FRONT, published by the New York Farm Commission of the Communist Party, (1943-1959) and edited by or with Briehl; pamphlets and miscellaneous publications concerning communism, socialism, agriculture, pacifism, and radical causes.
Briehl, Fred, 1892-1974.
Brookside Farm (Wallkill, N.Y.)
Communist Party -- New York (State).
Farmer's Emergency Committee.
New York Commission of the Communist Party.
United States. Congress. House Un-American Activities Committee.
World War (1914-1918)
The farm front.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Conscientious objectors.
Ulster County (N.Y.)
New York (State)
New York (State) -- Ulster County
Form and Genre Terms:
Fred Briehl. Papers, #3474. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
All the material in the collection may not be covered by this guide.