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  • Collection: Mollie Lieber West

HUAC letter 002.jpg
This press release announced that the House Un-American Activities Committee would hold hearings on youth Communist activities. Mollie West would be called for these hearings because of her previous involvement with the Young Communist League.

UAW 1941, Carl Lieber001.jpg
United Auto Workers recruit union members outside the Curtiss Wright Corporation airplane plant in Buffalo, New York. Mollie West's first husband, Carl Lieber, helped start the Chicago chapter of UAW and is in the left side of this photo.

Mollie West002.jpg
A portrait of Mollie Lieber West as a young woman.

Union meeting, 1969ish 11-12001.jpg
A meeting of the Chicago Typographical Union in 1969. Mollie West appears on the left side of the photograph.

World Youth Conference London001.jpg
This announcement of the creation of the World Federation of Democratic Youth was released after the World Youth Conference in London in 1945. Mollie attended the Conference as a delegate of the United States.

Youth Lobby booklet001.jpg
This booklet of instructions on lobbying was used by Illinois youth on a trip to Springfield, IL to lobby on behalf of the needs of young people. Several organizations are listed in the booklet as having participated. Mollie West attended the trip,…

Youth Lobby booklet page 1947002.jpg
The first page of a Youth Lobby book. This booklet of instructions on lobbying was used by Illinois youth on a trip to Springfield, IL to lobby on behalf of the needs of young people. Several organizations are listed in the booklet as having…

AFL-CIO convention ribbon 1965001.jpg
Mollie West was a delegate for the CTU at the AFL-CIO convention many times. Her collection includes delegate medals from 1965, 1966, 1967, and 1969.

Chicago Tribune strike 1985 11-10001.jpg
Mollie West talks to another CLUW activist at a rainy picket line in 1985.

airmail envelope 44001.jpg
This envelope held a letter from Carl to Mollie.
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