David Fender Papers

Date Range: 19521974
Survey Conducted: Fri, 2008-11-14
Creator: Fender, David

History:
 David Fender was a member of the Socialist Workers party and a number of its political factions and offshoots. During the 1960s, he was the secretary to Peng Shu-tse and Chen Bilan, founding members of the Chinese Communist Party and Trotskyist movement who were forced into exile in 1948. Chen and Peng spent most of their exile in France as leaders of the Fourth International, a Trotskyist organization with members in Canada, Italy, Britain, Sri Lanka, France and elsewhere. Fender, also a member of this movement, served as their secretary during this time. Peng and Chen moved to California in 1973, where Peng died.

Summary: The collection contains extensive correspondence, manuscripts and articles, subject files and records of the Fourth International. Of particular significance are materials related to Fender’s role as secretary for Peng Shu-tse and Chen Bilan. These materials include articles by and about Peng and Chen as well as correspondence and interviews with them. Reports and statements written by Peng are also included.

Total Size: 2 linear feet
APA-related Size: 1 linear foot
Languages of materials: English and French
Arrangement: other
Location: Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Bibliographic Control: inventory
Inventory Link: http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/tamwag/tam_104/
Conditions Governing Access: Contact repository for detailed information on conditions governing access.

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