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Anthony Bimba papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IHRC320


Papers consist of a copy of his autobiography and a typescript interview with him by Rudolph J. Vecoli.


  • 1957-1976

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Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

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This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Anthony Bimba (b. 1894) was born in Užusieniai, Lithuania. After coming to the United States, Bimba, a journalist, was also active in politics. He was a member of the left-wing of the Lithuanian American Socialists, and participated in the formation of the Lithuanian Communist League of America which in 1919 joined the Communist Party of America. Bimba became editor of "Laisvė" (Liberty) in 1924 and remained at that post until 1973. In 1926, he was tried and acquitted in a famous trial in Brockton, Massachusetts. From 1936 until his death, he was editor of the quarterly magazine "Sviesa," the organ of the Lithuanian Literature Society. He wrote twenty-two books and pamphlets, most in Lithuanian.


1 linear inch

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Inventory of the Anthony Bimba papers.
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