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Eugene P. Link Papers

M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives

Inclusive Date: 1907-1993

Link, Eugene P., 1907-

7 cubic ft.

English

History Professor and activist for unionism, this collection contains correspondence and rsearch files on Harry F. Ward, American medical history, and other subjects.

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Collection Details

Processed in 1993 by Robert H. Krapohl (May 9, 1993). Revised by Dorothy Christiansen (April 1994).

The materials are located onsite in the department.

NOTE: The information found in this sketch comes from Eugene Link's resume (ca. 1984) which includes narrative annotations by his wife Beulah. The resume was updated upon the accession of the Link Papers from 1991-1993. Biographical information about Link can also be found in Ann Evory, ed., Contemporary Authors: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Authors and Their Works, vols. 37-40, 1st revision (Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Co., 1979), 333 and Jaques Cattell Press, Directory of American Scholars, 8th ed., vol. I (New York & London: R.R. Bowker Co., 1982), 455.

Eugene Perry Link was a son of the American Midwest. Born in Paris, Illinois on September 4, 1907, Link spent most of his early life in Emporia, Kansas, where he attended high school. His parents were Nathaniel (a pharmacist of some renown) and Lidabelle Link. As the middle child of the Link family (he had an older brother, Wendell, and a younger sister, Lidabelle), young Eugene distinguished himself early on through academics and through his oratory skills, winning the Kansas State Oratorical Contest four times during his high school and college years.

In the midst of the Great Depression, Link resolved to pursue an academic career. He graduated with the B.A. degree from the College of Emporia in 1929; three years of graduate study at the University of Chicago followed (1929-1931). Forced to leave Chicago because of finances, Link won an honors scholarship to Union Theological Seminary in 1931. Link's decision to attend a religious seminary is instructive of his later career. From the early 1930s onward, his academic scholarship would be consistently informed by Christian ethics and social justice. No person (other than his wife and collaborator, Beulah, whom he married in 1938) would make a greater impression on Link than Dr. Harry F. Ward, professor of ethics at Union Seminary and co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union. In many ways, Link's mature career was an effort to expand upon and apply the earlier work of his mentor, Ward.

Although he was ordained to the ministry of the Congregational Church in 1933, from the mid-1930s onward, Link's professional arena was predominantly the classroom. He held a succession of academic positions over four decades: Instructor of History, Mt. Hermon School, Mt. Hermon, Massachusetts (1933-1937); Assistant Professor of Social Science, Limestone College, Gaffney, S.C.(1938-1940); Professor and Chair of Sociology, State Women's College, Rock Hill, S.C. (1942-1944); Professor of Social Science, State Teachers College, Montclair, N.J. (1944-1946); Professor and Chair of Sociology, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado (1946-1950); Professor and Divisional Chair of Social Science, State University of New York, New Paltz (1950-1963); and Research Professor of American Social History, State University of New York, Plattsburgh (1963-1977; emeritus after 1977). Largely through part-time attendance in the late 1930s, Link obtained his Ph.D. in social history from Columbia University in 1941.

As Link matured professionally, he increasingly concentrated on those groups that have tended to suffer from the abuses of the capitalist system: laborers, women, minorities, and Third World nations. This emphasis can be seen as a natural extension of the "Social Gospel" doctrine formulated by Washington Gladden, Walter Rauschenbusch, Harry F. Ward, and others. As a teacher at Plattsburgh, Link was among the first to champion an expanded curriculum in the social sciences that examined those who were traditionally ignored in social history.

Link's greater renown comes from the degree to which he has been able to translate his concern for social justice into action. He has traveled abroad extensively. He served as a Fulbright Lecturer in India two different times (1954 and 1960) and strongly urged the United States government to establish diplomatic relations with the Peoples Republic of China in the 1970s. The clearest example of Link's penchant for action rather than theory, however, has been his long association with the American Federation of Teachers (since 1935) and the United University Professions. In the 1970s, Link held the important offices of Vice President in the New York State University Federation of Teachers and served as leader for Membership Development for the United University Professions. He was also instrumental in the creation of the Committee of Active Retired Members (CO-ARM) of the UUP. His experience and counsel have been sought repeatedly by union organizers from campuses around the nation.

The varied interests of Link can be seen in his numerous publications and correspondence. His major books are The Democratic-Republican Societies (Columbia University Press, 1942); Victories in the Villages (National Council on Educational Research and Training, 1964); The College of Emporia: Retrospection and Appreciation (Vermont Villanti Press, 1982); Labor-Religion Prophet: The Times and Life of Harry F. Ward (Westview Press, 1984); The Humanitarian Tradition in American Medicine: The Social Ideas of Physicians (Academy of Independent Scholars, 1990); and The T.B.'s Progress: Norman Bethune As Artist (Plattsburgh State University, 1991). In addition, Link has produced dozens of scholarly articles, book reviews, and unpublished prose essays dealing with American social history, marriage and family relations, the medical profession, and labor unions.

Link carried on a wide array of correspondence with colleagues and students. Of special interest are letters to and from George Angell, Herbert Aptheker, Lee Ball, Cyril Bibby, Merle Curti, Buell Gallagher, Arnold Johnson, and Corliss Lamont. Most of these letters are preserved in the Eugene P. Link Papers.

Officially retired from SUNY, Plattsburgh since 1977, Link remained very active as an author and union activist. His three children, Martha (Mrs. Charles Casey), Perry Jr., and Bruce all followed their father into professions in academia. Dr. Link died on April 26, 2006.

The papers of Eugene P. Link contain autobiographical materials, memorabilia, family and professional correspondence with colleagues and publishers, lecture notes, published and unpublished manuscripts, and offprints of colleagues articles related to Link's career as a teacher, author, social historian, labor activist, and Christian minister. In particular the collection reflects Link's life-long commitment to social and economic justice, free speech, and religious tolerance in a pluralistic society. Included in the Link Papers are the papers of his wife and collaborator, Beulah Link, Harry Ward, his teacher and mentor at Union Theological Seminary and the records of the Reilgious Freedom Committee (1954-1964.).

Prominent correspondents includes academicians and social activists Herbert Aptheker (long time director of the American Institute of Marxist Studies); Lee Ball (director of the Methodist Federation of Social Action, 1960-73); Cyril Bibby (noted British scholar on the Huxley family and Principal of Kingston upon Hull College of Education, 1959-76); Merle Curti (professor and professor emeritus of American history at the University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1947-1996); Buell Gallagher (professor of Christian ethics, champion of academic freedom and civil rights, and president of the City College of New York, 1952-69); Arnold Johnson (national legislative director of the Communist Party, U.S.A. for nearly forty years); and Corliss Lamont (noted political, philosophical, and economic critic of capitalism).

Other series of interest to researchers include Dr. Link's labor activities (1966-1992) and teaching career (1933-77, 1985). Unfortunately, the early materials relating to Dr. Link's participation in the American Federation of Teachers (1935-1965) and the founding of the United University Professions, Inc. are not included in this collection. The teaching career materials include institutional correspondence and lecture notes on social history courses taught at the State University Colleges at New Paltz and Plattsburgh, and Hull House, England.

Dr. Link's publications include over forty articles, primarily in the area of social history and the social ethic of Canadian and American physicians including the Barton brothers, Norman Bethune, Elizabeth Blackwell, Harvey Cushing, Abraham and Mary Jacobi, Johnathan Knight, and the Mayo family. A major Link publication is Labor-Religion Prophet: The Time and Life of Harry F. Ward (Boulder, CO; Westview Press, 1984.).

Link's extensive research files on Ward include three of Ward's unpublished manuscripts. Ward (1873-1966) was an ordained minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church; professor of Christian ethics at Union Theological Seminary from 1918-41 (and emeritus after 1941 until his death in 1966); a founder of the Methodist Federation of Social Service in 1907; and chair of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1920-40 and founder of the Religious Freedom Committee.

The Link Papers contain the records of the Religious Freedom Committee for the years, 1954-1964, including minutes of its Administrative Committee, financial and membership records, its newsletter "Religious Freedom News", and occasional publications. The Religious Freedom Committee was an interfaith, interracial group founded in New York City to work for the free exercise of religion under the First Amendment.

Divided into 8 topical series, some with subseries.


Additional labor collections in the Department are available at the online Labor subject guide at http://library.albany.edu/speccoll/labor.htm and education collections are available at the online Education subject guide at http://library.albany.edu/speccoll/education.htm.

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Preferred citation for this material is as follows:Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Eugene P. Link Papers, 1907-1993. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as [shortened name]).

Collection Subjects & Formats

Series 1: Autobiographical and Family Correspondence

Inclusive Date: 1907-1993

This first series is further divided into two sub-series: (1) autobiographical and biographical; and (2) family correspondence.

Subseries 1.1: Subseries 1: Autobiographical and Biographical

Inclusive Date: 1907-1993

Appointment Books

Inclusive Date: 1974-1992

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 1

Baby Book

Inclusive Date: 1907-1909

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 2

College of Emporia [with diploma]

Inclusive Date: 1925-1929

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 3

College of Emporia Alumni Correspondence

Inclusive Date: 1969-1989

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 4-5

Columbia University, New York City

Inclusive Date: 1937-1956

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 6-7

Columbia University, Notebooks, Ph.D. Studies

Inclusive Date: 1936-1940

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 8

Community Activities, Plattsburgh, New York

Inclusive Date: 1964-1993

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 9

English I Composition Book

Inclusive Date: 1922

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 10

Genealogical Materials on the Link Family

Inclusive Date: Undated

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 11

High School Yearbook, Emporia [Kansas] High School

Inclusive Date: 1925

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 12

Link, Beulah, Personal Papers [with photos]

Inclusive Date: 1930s-1992

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 13

Link, Beulah M., Scholarship Fund, Midland College, Fremont, Nebraska

Inclusive Date: 1986-1988

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 14

Link, Nathaniel [Link's father], Formulas for His Drug Company

Inclusive Date: Undated

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 15

Management of the Link House, Plattsburgh, New York

Inclusive Date: 1964-1992

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 16

"A Minute for Wendell Athey Link, My Brother"

Inclusive Date: 1990s

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 17

Notebook

Inclusive Date: ca. 1920

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 18

Personal Papers before 1925 (incl. photos)

Inclusive Date: Undated

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 19

Placement, Link's Requests For

Inclusive Date: 1941-1953

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 20

Reference, Letters of in Behalf of Link

Inclusive Date: 1941-1979

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 21

Resume and Photos of Eugene Link

Inclusive Date: Undated

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 22

Retirement From Plattsburgh State University, Eugene Link

Inclusive Date: 1977

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 23

Trusteeship, Hope College, Michigan

Inclusive Date: 1958

Inclusive Date: 1963-1965

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 24

Union Theological Seminary [with materials on Link's ordination to the ministry]

Inclusive Date: 1931-1935

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 25

University of Chicago

Inclusive Date: 1929-1931

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 26

Wedding of Eugene and Beulah Link

Inclusive Date: 1938

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 27

Subseries 1.2: Subseries 2: Family Correspondence

Inclusive Date: 1918-1992

Casey, Martha Link [Link's daughter]

Inclusive Date: 1950-1992

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 28-30

Link, Arthur S. [distant relative; professor at Princeton]

Inclusive Date: 1961-1989

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 31

Link, Beulah to Eugene Link

Inclusive Date: 1937-1992

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 32

Link, Bruce [Link's younger son]

Inclusive Date: 1958-1992

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 33-34

Link, Eugene to his Family

Inclusive Date: 1939-1964

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 35

Link, Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel

Inclusive Date: 1918-early 1940s

Box: 1 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 36

Link, Perry [Link's older son]

Inclusive Date: 1954-1989

Box: 2 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 1-2

Link, Wendell Senior [Link's brother] and Junior and Families

Inclusive Date: 1947-1992

Box: 2 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 3

Link Grandchildren ["Sasha", J. Casey, Monica and Nathan Link]

Inclusive Date: 1977-1992

Inclusive Date: Undated

Box: 2 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 4

Meyer Family Correspondence [Beulah Link's family]

Inclusive Date: late 1930s-1967

Box: 2 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 5

Schwegler, Lidabelle Link [Link's, sister]

Inclusive Date: 1940-1979

Box: 2 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 6

Rockwell Kent Painting, "Sacco and Vanzetti", Correspondence and Photographs

Inclusive Date: 1994-2000

Box: 7 (1-Autobiographical and Family Correspondence)

Folder: 13

Series 2: Professional Correspondence

Inclusive Date: 1933-1993

Fully one-seventh of the Link Papers are composed of a highly eclectic professional correspondence with many significant academicians and social activists from the political left. Sensitive to the abuses of capitalism, tempered by the Great Depression and New Deal politics of Franklin Roosevelt, Link and his associates were firmly committed to social and economic justice for all, absolute free speech, and religious tolerance in a pluralistic society. Link's professional correspondents include: Herbert Aptheker (long time director of the American Institute of Marxist Studies); Lee Ball (director of the Methodist Federation of Social Action, 1960-73); Cyril Bibby (noted British scholar on the Huxley family and Principal of Kingston upon Hull College of Education, 1959-76); Merle Curti (professor and professor emeritus of American history at the University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1947-1996) (approximately 200 letters); Buell Gallagher (professor of Christian ethics, champion of academic freedom and civil rights, and president of the City College of New York, 1952-69); Arnold Johnson (national legislative director of the Communist Party, U.S.A. for nearly forty years); and Corliss Lamont (noted political, philosophical, and economic critic of capitalism).

Academy of Independent Scholars

Inclusive Date: 1982-1986

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 7

American Civil Liberties Union and Methodist Federation for Social Action

Inclusive Date: 1973-1987

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 8

Appreciation, Expression Of By Former Students

Inclusive Date: ca. 1950-1984

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 9

Appreciation/Recognition Letters/Awards to Link

Inclusive Date: 1938-1991

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 10

Aptheker, Herbert

Inclusive Date: 1974-1984

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 11

Ball, Lee

Inclusive Date: 1967-1984

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 12

Bibby, Cyril

Inclusive Date: 1962-1973

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 13

Books Donated to Various Universities [Cornell, Vermont, SUNY-Albany] by Link

Inclusive Date: 1984-1985

Inclusive Date: 1987

Inclusive Date: 1992

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 14

Britain, Colleagues From [excepting Hull Lectureship]

Inclusive Date: 1962-1974

Inclusive Date: 1976-1992

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 15

China, Link's Visit To [1983-84]

Inclusive Date: 1983-1990

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 16

China Trips, Presentations

Inclusive Date: 1977-1984

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 17

Colvin, Harold

Inclusive Date: 1984-1995

Inclusive Date: Undated

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 18

Communist Party of the USA [with letters from Arnold Johnson and Gus Hall, receipts of financial contributions, and photos]

Inclusive Date: 1970s-1980s

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 19

Curti, Merle, Correspondence

Inclusive Date: 1939-1973

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 20

Curti, Merle, Correspondence and Photographs

Inclusive Date: 1974-1992

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 21

Curti, Merle, Correspondence From and Regarding; Memorial Service, Photographs

Inclusive Date: 1992-1996

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 22

Curti, Merle, Eightieth Birthday Festschrift

Inclusive Date: 1973-1977

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 23

Dombrowski, Jim

Inclusive Date: 1974-1980

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 24

Gallagher, Buell

Inclusive Date: 1934-1962

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 25

Gorton, John and Sally [formerly Mrs. Rockwell Kent]

Inclusive Date: 1942-1991

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 26

Horton, Myles [with information on the Highlander School]

Inclusive Date: 1974-1977

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 27

Hu, C. T.

Inclusive Date: 1962-1985

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 28

Hull Lectureship

Inclusive Date: 1974-1975

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 29

India, Colleagues From

Inclusive Date: 1960-1976

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 30

Jones, Dan Burne

Inclusive Date: 1984-1986

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 31

Kent-Delord Collection

Inclusive Date: 1965-1983

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 32

Lake Champlain Pollution

Inclusive Date: 1970-1987

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 33

Lamont, Corliss

Inclusive Date: 1984-1989

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 34

Legislators on Various Matters [many addressed to Beulah Link]

Inclusive Date: 1965-1992

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 35

Leonard, Dwight

Inclusive Date: 1978-1990

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 36

Manealoff, Dorothy [wife of financial supporter of Harry F. Ward]

Inclusive Date: 1973-1983

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 37

Marriage and the Family

Inclusive Date: 1952-1953

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 38

Menon, Kamala, [Wife of T.K.N. Menon]

Inclusive Date: 1964-1967

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 39

Miller, David L. [college alumnus and Univ. of Texas professor of philosophy]

Inclusive Date: 1972-1978

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 40

Miscellaneous Correspondence to Beulah Link

Inclusive Date: 1940-1993

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 41

Miscellaneous Correspondence to Eugene Link

Inclusive Date: 1931-1973

Box: 2 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 42

Miscellaneous Correspondence to Eugene Link

Inclusive Date: 1974-1994

Box: 3 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 1

Mohonk Mountain House

Inclusive Date: 1971-1987

Box: 3 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 2

Okong'o, Peter [brother of Tom Mboya; with photo]

Inclusive Date: 1960-1970

Box: 3 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 3

Preservation and Conversation Issues [i.e. Adirondack Park]

Inclusive Date: 1974-1987

Box: 3 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 4

Summer Community of Scholars Program, SUNY, Plattsburgh

Inclusive Date: 1967-1971

Box: 3 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 5-6

Scope and Content

Including photos.

Union Theological Seminary Alumni

Inclusive Date: 1981-1989

Box: 3 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 7

Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship

Inclusive Date: 1965-1992

Box: 3 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 8

United States-China Peoples Friendship Association

Inclusive Date: 1976-1977

Box: 3 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 9

Vermont, University of

Inclusive Date: 1969-1982

Box: 3 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 10

"Women on War"

Inclusive Date: 1939

Box: 3 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 11

Scope and Content

[correspondence with Beulah Link].

Wullschegler, Gerret [former pastor of Links]

Inclusive Date: Undated

Box: 3 (2-Professional Correspondence)

Folder: 11

Series 3: Labor Activities

Inclusive Date: 1966-1992

Link first joined the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) in 1935 while he was teaching history at Mt. Hermon School for Boys in Northfield, Massachusetts. At that time, Link's principal concern was to resist the signing of a teachers' oath and Governor [of Massachusetts] James M. Curley's attacks on the freedom of speech and the academic exchange of ideas. Link became a founding member of the United University Professions (UUP) and attempted to establish teachers unions wherever he taught in the 1930s-1950s (South Carolina, New Jersey, and Colorado). Link's work in the AFT and UUP is illustrated by this series (although only since the year 1966). Especially noted is his role as Vice President of the State University Federation of Teachers in the early 1970s; his leadership in the area of Membership Development for the UUP (even after retirement from active teaching in 1977, Link travelled around the country helping to organize higher education unions on seven other campuses while offering advice to organizers on countless others); his inspiration in the creation of the Council of Active Retired Members (CO-ARM); and his support of union activities in many fields throughout the world.

American Federation of Teachers/United University Professions

Inclusive Date: 1966-1972

Box: 3 (3-Labor Activities)

Folder: 12

American Federation of Teachers/United University Professions

Inclusive Date: 1973-1992

Box: 3 (3-Labor Activities)

Folder: 13

Bruce, William, Case

Inclusive Date: 1972-1974

Box: 3 (3-Labor Activities)

Folder: 14

Central Labor Coalition of Clinton, Essex, and Warren Counties, Correspondence [Link organizer and vice president]

Inclusive Date: 1974

Box: 3 (3-Labor Activities)

Folder: 15

Council of Active Retired Members (CO-ARM), United University Professions

Inclusive Date: 1982-1992

Box: 3 (3-Labor Activities)

Folder: 16-17

Cranford, George, and AFT Case

Inclusive Date: 1971

Box: 3 (3-Labor Activities)

Folder: 18

Diamond Service Award [AFT], Eugene Link

Inclusive Date: 1990

Box: 3 (3-Labor Activities)

Folder: 19

Farm Workers Project, Unitarian-Universalist Church Board, Correspondence

Inclusive Date: 1971-1972

Box: 3 (3-Labor Activities)

Folder: 20

Fiftieth Year in AFT/UUP, Recognition of Eugene Link

Inclusive Date: 1985-1988

Box: 3 (3-Labor Activities)

Folder: 21

Link, Eugene P., United University Professions Scholarship

Inclusive Date: 1987-1996

Box: 3 (3-Labor Activities)

Folder: 22

Oral History Project, United University Professions, Transcript

Inclusive Date: 1990-1992

Box: 3 (3-Labor Activities)

Folder: 23

Solidarity Committee, United University Professions

Inclusive Date: 1992

Box: 3 (3-Labor Activities)

Folder: 24

Series 4: Teaching Career

Inclusive Date: 1933-1977

Inclusive Date: 1985

Despite his multifold interests, Link was first and foremost a teacher of social history. His long teaching career, which spanned nearly five decades, is illuminated by two subseries dealing with institutional correspondence and lecture notes.

Subseries 4.1: Subseries 1: Institutional Correspondence

Inclusive Date: 1933-1989

Annamalai University [India] (Fulbright Lectures)

Inclusive Date: 1955

Box: 3 (4-Teaching Career)

Folder: 25

Limestone College, Gaffney, S.C.

Inclusive Date: 1938-1940

Box: 3 (4-Teaching Career)

Folder: 26

Mt. Hermon School [Mass.]

Inclusive Date: 1933-1937

Box: 3 (4-Teaching Career)

Folder: 27

New Jersey State Teachers College

Inclusive Date: 1944-1947

Box: 3 (4-Teaching Career)

Folder: 28

State University of New York, New Paltz

Inclusive Date: 1950-1963

Box: 3 (4-Teaching Career)

Folder: 29

State University of New York, Plattsburgh

Inclusive Date: 1958-1989

Box: 3 (4-Teaching Career)

Folder: 30

Scope and Content

Including George Angell correspondence.

University of Denver [with photos]

Inclusive Date: 1946-1951

Box: 3 (4-Teaching Career)

Folder: 31

Winthrop [S.C.] State Women's College

Inclusive Date: 1942-1944

Box: 3 (4-Teaching Career)

Folder: 32

Subseries 4.2: Subseries 2: Lecture Notes

Inclusive Date: 1953-1985

Otherlevel 4.2.1: New Paltz

Inclusive Date: Undated

"American History, Readings In" (SS-518)

Inclusive Date: 1953

Box: 3 (4.2.1-New Paltz)

Folder: 33

"American People, Social and Cultural History of the" (HIS-203/204)

Inclusive Date: 1958-1959

Box: 3 (4.2.1-New Paltz)

Folder: 34

Otherlevel 4.2.2: Plattsburgh

Inclusive Date: Undated

"Afro-American, Social History of the" (HIS-205)

Inclusive Date: 1970

Box: 3 (4.2.2-Plattsburgh)

Folder: 35

"American History, Twentieth Century" (HIS-402/406)

Inclusive Date: 1965-1967

Box: 3 (4.2.2-Plattsburgh)

Folder: 36

"American Labor, History of" (HIS-304)

Inclusive Date: 1974-1977

Box: 3 (4.2.2-Plattsburgh)

Folder: 37

"American Labor Movement, Recent Trends in the [Seminar]" (HIS-509)

Inclusive Date: 1976

Box: 4 (4.2.2-Plattsburgh)

Folder: 1

"American Peace Movements" (HIS-515)

Inclusive Date: 1973

Box: 4 (4.2.2-Plattsburgh)

Folder: 2

"Asian Seminar" (HIS-552s), Plattsburgh

Inclusive Date: 1966

Box: 4 (4.2.2-Plattsburgh)

Folder: 3

"Black History, Seminar" (HIS-501)

Inclusive Date: 1969-1971

Box: 4 (4.2.2-Plattsburgh)

Folder: 4

"Historiography" (HIS-370 [later 380])

Inclusive Date: 1968

Inclusive Date: 1977

Box: 4 (4.2.2-Plattsburgh)

Folder: 5

"India, History of" (HIS 253s)

Inclusive Date: 1965-1976

Box: 4 (4.2.2-Plattsburgh)

Folder: 6

"Revolutionary Movements, Modern" (HIS-357)

Inclusive Date: 1964

Box: 4 (4.2.2-Plattsburgh)

Folder: 7

"Senior Seminar" (HIS-400), Plattsburgh

Inclusive Date: 1969-1970

Box: 4 (4.2.2-Plattsburgh)

Folder: 8

"United States, Social and Cultural History of the" (HIS-301)

Inclusive Date: 1964-1973

Box: 4 (4.2.2-Plattsburgh)

Folder: 9

"United States, Social and Cultural History of the" (HIS-302)

Inclusive Date: 1970

Box: 4 (4.2.2-Plattsburgh)

Folder: 10

"United States Civilization" (HIS-101)

Inclusive Date: 1965-1973

Box: 4 (4.2.2-Plattsburgh)

Folder: 11

"United States Civilization" (HIS-102)

Inclusive Date: 1977

Inclusive Date: 1985

Box: 4 (4.2.2-Plattsburgh)

Folder: 12

"United States Social and Cultural History" (HIS-430)

Inclusive Date: 1964-1966

Box: 4 (4.2.2-Plattsburgh)

Folder: 13

"Women in America, Seminar" (HIS-480)

Inclusive Date: 1974

Box: 4 (4.2.2-Plattsburgh)

Folder: 14

"Women in the U.S., History of" (HIS-303/305)

Inclusive Date: 1971-1975

Box: 4 (4.2.2-Plattsburgh)

Folder: 15

"Women's Rights in America, History" [readings; supplement to HIS-480]

Inclusive Date: early 1970s

Box: 4 (4.2.2-Plattsburgh)

Folder: 16

Hull, England [Visiting Professorship

Inclusive Date: 1975]

Box: 4 (4.2.2-Plattsburgh)

Folder: 17

Series 5: Writings By Eugene P. Link

Inclusive Date: 1940-1992

This series is divided into four subseries: (1) articles (organized by decade); (2) published manuscripts; (3) unpublished manuscripts; and (4) correspondence.

Subseries 5.1: Subseries 1: Articles

Inclusive Date: 1941-1990

Link, Eugene

Inclusive Date: 1941-1950

Box: 4 (5-Writings By Eugene P. Link)

Folder: 19

Link, Eugene

Inclusive Date: 1951-1960

Box: 4 (5-Writings By Eugene P. Link)

Folder: 20

Link, Eugene

Inclusive Date: 1961-1970

Box: 4 (5-Writings By Eugene P. Link)

Folder: 21

Link, Eugene

Inclusive Date: 1971-1980

Box: 4 (5-Writings By Eugene P. Link)

Folder: 22

Link, Eugene

Inclusive Date: 1981-1990

Inclusive Date: Undated

Box: 4 (5-Writings By Eugene P. Link)

Folder: 23

Subseries 5.2: Subseries 2: Published Manuscripts

Inclusive Date: 1940-1990

"Franklin's Friend [David] Hartley: English Poor Richard" [text, research notes, and photos]

Inclusive Date: 1975-1976

Box: 4 (5-Writings By Eugene P. Link)

Folder: 24

The Humanitarian Trend in American Medicine, The Social Ideas of Physicians by Link

Inclusive Date: 1990

Box: 4 (5-Writings By Eugene P. Link)

Folder: 25

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Biography, Link's Contributions To

Inclusive Date: 1969

Box: 4 (5-Writings By Eugene P. Link)

Folder: 26

"The Psychosomatic Outlook of Drs. Abraham and Mary Putnam Jacobi", by Link

Inclusive Date: 1952

Box: 4 (5-Writings By Eugene P. Link)

Folder: 27

Teachers's Handbooks For ERPI Classroom Films Inc. [Link collaborator; 7 pamphlets]

Inclusive Date: 1943

Box: 4 (5-Writings By Eugene P. Link)

Folder: 28

Victories in the Villages by Link

Inclusive Date: 1964

Inclusive Date: 1979

Box: 4 (5-Writings By Eugene P. Link)

Folder: 29

Subseries 5.3: Subseries 3: Unpublished Manuscripts

Inclusive Date: 1949-1951

"Marriage and the Family"

Inclusive Date: ca. 1949

Box: 4 (5-Writings By Eugene P. Link)

Folder: 30

Miscellaneous and Unpublished Writings by Link

Inclusive Date: Undated

Box: 4 (5-Writings By Eugene P. Link)

Folder: 31

"Notes on the European Study Tour on Marriage and Family Life Led By Dr. Eugene P. Link" [by Dorothy C. Houts]

Inclusive Date: 1951 Summer

Box: 4 (5-Writings By Eugene P. Link)

Folder: 32

Subseries 5.4: Subseries 4: Correspondence

Inclusive Date: 1940-1992

Beaumont, William, Link's Correspondence Relating To

Inclusive Date: 1985-1992

Box: 5 (5-Writings By Eugene P. Link)

Folder: 1

Bethune, Norman, Link's Correspondence Concerning His Book On [with slides]

Inclusive Date: 1974-1992

Box: 5 (5-Writings By Eugene P. Link)

Folder: 2

Blackwell Family Correspondence

Inclusive Date: 1947

Box: 5 (5-Writings By Eugene P. Link)

Folder: 3

Democratic-Republican Societies by Link [publ. of]

Inclusive Date: 1941-1985

Box: 5 (5-Writings By Eugene P. Link)

Folder: 4

Jacobis Article Correspondence by Link

Inclusive Date: 1943-1953

Box: 5 (5-Writings By Eugene P. Link)

Folder: 5

Medical Profession Correspondence

Inclusive Date: 1949-1977

Box: 5 (5-Writings By Eugene P. Link)

Folder: 6-7

"The Psychosomatic Outlook of Drs. Abraham and Mary Putnam Jacobi", Link's Correspondence Relating To

Inclusive Date: 1940-1951

Box: 5 (5-Writings By Eugene P. Link)

Folder: 8

The Social Ideas of Physicians by Link, Publication Correspondence

Inclusive Date: 1984-1992

Box: 5 (5-Writings By Eugene P. Link)

Folder: 9

Series 6: Publications by other Authors

Inclusive Date: 1891-1989

In this series are publications (mostly journal articles) of interest to Link that were produced by other authors. In a certain sense, they can be categorized as specific and non-specific (although they are not divided into actual subseries).

"Aesthetics and Criticism"

Inclusive Date: 1953-1954

Box: 5 (6-Publications by other Authors)

Folder: 10

Bibby, Cyril

Inclusive Date: 1960s

Box: 5 (6-Publications by other Authors)

Folder: 11

Broadside, The [protest publication]

Inclusive Date: 1963

Box: 5 (6-Publications by other Authors)

Folder: 12

Colleagues, Miscellaneous

Inclusive Date: 1946-1987

Box: 5 (6-Publications by other Authors)

Folder: 13

Cooperatives, Articles On

Inclusive Date: 1930s-1960s

Box: 5 (6-Publications by other Authors)

Folder: 14

Esselstyn, Caldwell B. M.D.

Inclusive Date: 1953-1962

Box: 5 (6-Publications by other Authors)

Folder: 15

Friedrich, Ernst, Guerre a la Guerre [with annotations by Link]

Inclusive Date: 1928

Box: 5 (6-Publications by other Authors)

Folder: 16

Hull Lectureship, Pamphlets Collected During

Inclusive Date: 1975

Box: 5 (6-Publications by other Authors)

Folder: 17

International Physicians For the Prevention of Nuclear War and Physicians For Social Responsibility, Information On

Inclusive Date: 1987

Box: 5 (6-Publications by other Authors)

Folder: 18

Ise, John [University of Kansas economics professor]

Inclusive Date: Undated

Box: 5 (6-Publications by other Authors)

Folder: 19

Labor, Miscellaneous Essays

Inclusive Date: 1933-1971

Box: 5 (6-Publications by other Authors)

Folder: 20

Labor Issues [pamphlets]

Inclusive Date: 1891-1982

Box: 5 (6-Publications by other Authors)

Folder: 21

Link Children [Martha Casey, Perry Link, Bruce Link]

Inclusive Date: 1972-1989

Box: 5 (6-Publications by other Authors)

Folder: 22

Marxism and Communism, Various Essays

Inclusive Date: Undated

Box: 5 (6-Publications by other Authors)

Folder: 23

Miscellaneous Interest Articles

Inclusive Date: Undated

Box: 5 (6-Publications by other Authors)

Folder: 24

National Anthem Musical Score Collection

Inclusive Date: 1964-1966

Box: 5 (6-Publications by other Authors)

Folder: 25

Nicaragua [U.S. involvement in], Essays

Inclusive Date: 1980s

Box: 5 (6-Publications by other Authors)

Folder: 26

Peace Research Papers of the American Historical Association

Inclusive Date: 1967-1974

Box: 5 (6-Publications by other Authors)

Folder: 27

Propaganda Articles

Inclusive Date: 1942-1945

Box: 5 (6-Publications by other Authors)

Folder: 28

Trilateralism Articles

Inclusive Date: 1970s

Box: 5 (6-Publications by other Authors)

Folder: 29

USSR Trip Pamphlets

Inclusive Date: 1975

Box: 5 (6-Publications by other Authors)

Folder: 30

White, William Allen, Articles Relating To

Inclusive Date: 1963-1985

Box: 5 (6-Publications by other Authors)

Folder: 31

Series 7: Materials Relating to Harry F. Ward

Inclusive Date: 1923-1992

This is one of the most voluminous and significant series in the Link Papers. Harry F. Ward (1873-1966) was an ordained minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church; professor of Christian ethics at Union Theological Seminary from 1918-41 (and emeritus after 1941 until his death in 1966); a founder of the Methodist Federation of Social Service in 1907; and chair of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1920-40. Deeply influenced by the Social Gospel of Washington Gladden and Walter Rauschenbusch, Ward, in turn, impressed the credo of social justice upon hundreds of his student ministers at Union Theological Seminary. Link was one of these students. After serving as Ward's graduate student assistant in the early 1930s, Link followed his theological mentor in the direction of extreme social activism. The large series of Ward materials acquired by Link throughout most of his adult life is testimony to the substantial impact that Ward had upon a more youthful Link.

Contemporaries of Ward, Articles and Essays

Inclusive Date: 1975-1980

Box: 6 (7-Materials Relating to Harry F. Ward)

Folder: 1

"Does This Nation Want the Bill of Rights or the Police State?" [Speech by Ward]

Inclusive Date: 1963

Box: 6 (7-Materials Relating to Harry F. Ward)

Folder: 2

Estey, Ken, "The Pragmatic method in the Writings of Harry F. Ward" [unpublished research paper with Link's annotations]

Inclusive Date: 1992

Box: 6 (7-Materials Relating to Harry F. Ward)

Folder: 3

France, Ruth C. [Ward's secretary] to Ward

Inclusive Date: 1960

Box: 6 (7-Materials Relating to Harry F. Ward)

Folder: 4

Scope and Content

[includes photo].

"Marx and Jesus", Unpublished Manuscript by Ward

Inclusive Date: Undated

Box: 6 (7-Materials Relating to Harry F. Ward)

Folder: 5

Miscellaneous Correspondence Regarding Link's Book on Ward

Inclusive Date: 1968-1986

Box: 6 (7-Materials Relating to Harry F. Ward)

Folder: 6

The Need For Free Exercise of Religion, Manuscript by Ward

Inclusive Date: 1961

Box: 6 (7-Materials Relating to Harry F. Ward)

Folder: 7

Religious Activities of Ward [incl. FBI file on Ward]

Inclusive Date: 1920-1960

Box: 6 (7-Materials Relating to Harry F. Ward)

Folder: 8

Ward, Harry F., Children's Correspondence [sons Lynd and Gordon and their families]

Inclusive Date: 1969-1987

Box: 6 (7-Materials Relating to Harry F. Ward)

Folder: 9

Ward, Harry F. and Daisy, Correspondence

Inclusive Date: 1923-1980

Box: 6 (7-Materials Relating to Harry F. Ward)

Folder: 10

Scope and Content

[includes letters to Link].

Ward, Harry F., Photographs

Inclusive Date: mostly early 1960s

Box: 6 (7-Materials Relating to Harry F. Ward)

Folder: 11

Ward, Lynd, Donation and Exhibition of His Woodcarvings

Inclusive Date: 1986-1987

Box: 6 (7-Materials Relating to Harry F. Ward)

Folder: 12

Ward Book Bibliography and Supporting Materials

Inclusive Date: 1984

Box: 6 (7-Materials Relating to Harry F. Ward)

Folder: 13

Ward Book Notes

Inclusive Date: Undated

Box: 6 (7-Materials Relating to Harry F. Ward)

Folder: 14-19

Ward Book Publisher Correspondence

Inclusive Date: 1980-1984

Box: 6 (7-Materials Relating to Harry F. Ward)

Folder: 20

Ward Book Reviews

Inclusive Date: 1984-1986

Box: 6 (7-Materials Relating to Harry F. Ward)

Folder: 21

Ward-George Coe Correspondence

Inclusive Date: ca. 1933

Box: 6 (7-Materials Relating to Harry F. Ward)

Folder: 22

Ward's 90th Birthday Celebration, Correspondence

Inclusive Date: 1963

Box: 7 (7-Materials Relating to Harry F. Ward)

Folder: 1

Ward's 90th Birthday Celebration, Financial Accounts

Inclusive Date: 1963

Box: 7 (7-Materials Relating to Harry F. Ward)

Folder: 2

Ward's 90th Birthday Celebration, Sound Recordings

Inclusive Date: 1963

Box: 7 (7-Materials Relating to Harry F. Ward)

Westview Press/Publication of Ward Book

Inclusive Date: 1982-1986

Box: 7 (7-Materials Relating to Harry F. Ward)

Folder: 3

Series 8: Materials Relating to the Religious Freedom Committee (RFC)

Inclusive Date: 1954-1964

Organized by Harry F. Ward in 1952 at the suggestion of Methodist pastor, Lee Ball (who was largely reacting to the McCarthyism of the times), the RFC had a national membership of lay people and clergy pledged to work to maintain free exercise of religion as granted by the Bill of Rights. The national executive committee of the RFC consisted of thirty-five and an administrative committee of seventeen consisted of Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish members who were both black and white. The steering committee which was the true energizing force of the RFC included Ward, Ball, Richard Morford (long-time director of the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship), and William Howard Melish, an Episcopal priest. The lawyer of the group was Royal France, whose wife, Ruth, was an active admirer of Ward.

Administrative Committee Minutes of the RFC

Inclusive Date: 02/08/1960-11/23/1964

Box: 7 (8-Materials Relating to the Religious Freedom Commit)

Folder: 4-6

Original Supporters/Sponsors List of the RFC

Inclusive Date: 1950s-early 1960s

Box: 7 (8-Materials Relating to the Religious Freedom Commit)

Folder: 7

RFC Membership Mailing Labels

Inclusive Date: ca. 1960

Box: 7 (8-Materials Relating to the Religious Freedom Commit)

Folder: 8

RFC Pamphlets

Inclusive Date: 1960-1964

Box: 7 (8-Materials Relating to the Religious Freedom Commit)

Folder: 9

Religious Freedom News (organ of the RFC) [incl. transcript of the Uphaus v. Wyman case]

Inclusive Date: 1954-1964

Box: 7 (8-Materials Relating to the Religious Freedom Commit)

Folder: 10

Series 9: Oversize and Miscellaneous Materials

Inclusive Date: 1944

Inclusive Date: 1979

This series contains two items that, because of size and subject, do not fit easily into any of the other series. The two items are a religious instructional book given to the Link family in 1944 by Clarence V. Hourell and the 1979 plaque awarded to Link by the International Who's Who of Education.

"Let's Go To Church", Book Given to Links By Clarence V. Hourell

Inclusive Date: 1944

Box: 7 (9-Oversize and Miscellaneous Materials)

Folder: 11

International Who's Who in Education, Plaque Awarded to Link

Inclusive Date: 1979

Box: 7 (9-Oversize and Miscellaneous Materials)

Folder: 12

Bethune Slides

Inclusive Date: Undated

Box: 7 (9-Oversize and Miscellaneous Materials)

Folder: 14