Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Warren mss., 1910-1948, are letters from Eugene Victor Debs, 1855-1926, socialist leader, to Fred D. Warren, 1872-1959, author. Included are also letters from Theodore Debs, 1864-1945, bookkeeper, to Warren; letters from Mrs. Katherine (Metzel) Debs, 1857-1936, to Warren; and letters from Howard S. Cady, Stewart Hall Holbrook, 1893-1964, author, and Fred D. Warren. In addition to correspondence there are articles by Warren and a book-length history of the Appeal to Reason, a fighting newspaper of the American masses, titled "The Little Old Appeal." A copy of the history, for which Upton Beall Sinclair wrote the preface, is in the Sinclair mss.

The correspondence is chiefly concerned with articles for the Appeal to Reason. The Socialist Party, senators, congressmen, lawyers, judges, and the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas, and at Terre Haute, Indiana, are criticized.

Xerox copies were made from the originals in the possession of Glenn B. Warren, son of Fred D. Warren, in 1966.

Collection size: 72 items

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