Fred Briehl Papers,1911-1974.

Collection Number: 3474

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Fred Briehl papers, 1911-1974.
Collection Number:
3474
Creator:
Briehl, Fred,
Quantity:
9.4 cubic ft.,
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, diaries, film, printed materials, legal and financial documents.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Collection includes correspondence with friends and family members, diaries, scrapbooks, and published materials concerning Briehl's activism, communism, socialism, agriculture, pacifism, and radical causes
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

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 DESCRIPTION

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.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Briehl, Fred, 1892-1974.
Brookside Farm (Wallkill, N.Y.)
Communist Party -- New York (State).
Dairyman's League.
Farmer's Emergency Committee.
Farmer's Union.
New York Commission of the Communist Party.
United States. Congress. House Un-American Activities Committee.
World War (1914-1918)

Titles:
The farm front.

Subjects:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Conscientious objectors.
Civil rights.
Communism.
Socialism.
Agriculture.
Pacifism.
Radicalism.
Farmers.
Conscientious objectors

Places:
Wallkill (N.Y.)
Ulster County (N.Y.)
New York (State)
New York (State) -- Ulster County

Form and Genre Terms:
Diaries.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Fred Briehl. Papers, #3474. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
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All the material in the collection may not be covered by this guide.