The Resource Progressive Party of Virginia papers

Progressive Party of Virginia papers

Label
Progressive Party of Virginia papers, 1948
Title
Progressive Party of Virginia papers
Inclusive dates
1948
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1948, of the Progressive Party of Virginia containing program, 27 June 1948, of the founding convention of the new [Progressive] party of Virginia; draft of the rules of the Progressive Party in Virginia presented at the founding convention on 27 June 1948, including handwritten annotations; "Declaration of Principals [sic]" of the Progressive Party of Virginia, including handwritten annotations; memo on the ruling of state Attorney General J. Lindsay Almond concerning participation in Virginia primaries; and songs written for the convention, including lyrics by Paul Robeson
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Action
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  • Described
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Biographical or historical data
The Progressive Party of Virginia was organized in Richmond, Virginia on June 27, 1948. As a result of a liberal-conservative split in the Democratic Party, the Progressive Party, a national, liberal third political party was created in 1948 under the leadership of former Vice President Henry A. Wallace. Wallace ran for president in 1948; but support from the Communist Party damaged the Progressive Party and he lost the election. The Progressive Party disappeared after polling a small vote in the 1952 presidential election.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Progressive Party of Virginia papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
12
Immediate source of acquisition
Ginsberg, Louis
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000497963
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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