Finding aid for the William Carl Sandberg Papers


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Sandberg, William Carl
Title: William Carl Sandberg Papers
Dates: 1931-1976
Extent: 0.20 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: William Carl Sandberg (1894-1978) was a businessman, political activist, and Cleveland, Ohio, social gadfly during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. He was a union organizer, led the Ohio Hunger March in 1931, and ran for Congress on the Communist Party ticket in the 1930s. In 1961 he wrote a play, Rotten Righteousness, which he later adapted into a screenplay. Over the years he wrote countless letters to public officials and local newspapers concerning political and social matters, ranging from U.S. involvement in southeast Asia to Legionnaires' disease. The collection consists of correspondence, personal documents and identification cards, clippings, his funeral eulogy, and the scripts of Sandberg's play and screenplay. Included in the correspondence are copies of letters from notable figures such as Carl Sandburg, Maxwell Bodenheim and John Glenn. The collection is useful to the study of Cleveland and Ohio politics, political agitation during the 1930s, and the U.S. Communist Party.
MS Number MS 4298
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English