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  • Collection: Mollie Lieber West

CTU strike announcement phone script001.jpg
This phone script was used by Chicago Typographical Union members during a strike at Total Typography to alert the company's customers to the treatment of workers and to request that they support the strike.

Daily Racing Form staff001.jpg
This photo of the Daily Racing Form staff was taken not long before Mollie West retired. Mollie worked at the Daily Racing Form for 14 years.

elect women 001.jpg
Button reading "Clean up politics, elect women

Erase sexism001.jpg
This eraser has the logo for the American Federation of Teachers, a national teachers union, and the message "erase sexism."

French horn necklace (2).jpg
Mollie, who fell in love with the French horn in high school, often wore this necklace.

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.

HUAC letter 1001.jpg
Mollie West received this subpoena from the House Un-American Activities Committee, commanding her to appear before the committee regarding her involvement in the Communist Party. Mollie was ill at the time, and her appointment

11 Mollie West Delegate Medal001.jpg
Medal worn by Mollie West at the 115th Annual International Typographical Union Conference in San Diego, CA. The medal details the dates of the conference as well as the year it occurred.

05 Letter from Carl pg1.jpg
Correspondence from Carl Leiber describing his activities in the Army as he is being sent overseas. Dates, locations, and other information were censored out of the soldiers' letters so that information about military movements could not get into theā€¦

Carl August 14 44001.jpg
In this letter from Carl Lieber to his wife Mollie on August 14, 1944, Carl describes his arrival in Italy after the journey from the United States.
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