Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Carl Skoglund

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Titles Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Carl Skoglund
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Carl Skoglund was born in Sweden in 1884. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1911 after being blacklisted for strike activities. He moved to Minnesota where he was a railway worker but was blacklisted after the 1922-23 Pullman strike. He was a founding member of the U.S. Communist Party, but was expelled by the Party in 1928 for Trotskyism. He and other Trotskyites led the 1934 Teamsters coalyard strikes. He helped found the Socialist Workers Party in 1938. In 1941 he was convicted under the Smith Act and served his sentence in Sandstone federal penitentiary. He died in 1960. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Sweden: living conditions, childhood, religion, social life, medicine, education; immigration; employment: Pullman Company, coalyard driver; organizer of Local 544; imprisonment; family. RESTRICTIONS ON USE: Interview cannot be quoted directly for publication.
Quantity 3 hour sound cassette
27 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 02:08:27 running time
Creation Interviewee: Skoglund, Carl
Interviewer: Weissman, George
Made in: New Jersey, United States
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1955 - Not later than 1959
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 30.64 (Library Call Number)
AV1990.228.79 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Collection Finding Aid
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project'


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