Michigan State University

Saul Wellman Collection

Named in honor of its donor, Saul Wellman, long time Communist Party member, Spanish Civil War veteran and political commissar in the International Brigades, this collection contains materials collected by Wellman over a thirty year period in which he was first a party organizer in the Detroit auto plants, and later an active participant in many New Left political organizations and movements. Publications and documents of the Communist Party, USA, especially from the 1950's, the complete transcript of Wellman's 1953-54 Smith Act trial, and extensive materials documenting a wide range of Detroit groups and events are included.