MG-284. LEROY HORLACHER PAPERS, 1918-1925 and undated.

Leroy Horlacher was a noted Socialist and member of the Industrial Workers of the World, was incarcerated during World War I as a conscientious objector at Camp Meade, Maryland; on Alcatraz Island, California, and at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The papers include correspondence exchanged between Horlacher and various family members and friends, photographs of prison scenes and union gatherings, and miscellaneous materials relating to the Industrial Workers of the World. The folder of photographs entitled Pictures, [ca. 1918-1920] includes six views of prison barracks, probably at Camp Meade, in which African Americans appear. An African American also appears in a print of a picnic sponsored by the IWW.

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