English-language press of the Socialist Party of America

This is a list of newspapers and magazines in the United States owned by, or editorially supportive of, the Socialist Party of America (SPA, established 1901).

Also included are papers associated with the direct predecessors of the SPA — the Social Democratic Party of America with headquarters in Chicago (split from the Social Democracy of America in 1898) and the Social Democratic Party of America with headquarters in Springfield, Massachusetts (split from the Socialist Labor Party of America in 1899).

The format is: (1) Title, (2) place of publication, (3) publisher, (4) (dates).

Dates indicated are the years the papers were known to be in press and allied with the Socialist Party, not necessarily all years of publication.

Alaska

  • Alaska Socialist, Fairbanks (1913-19??)[1]
  • Free Press, Fairbanks (1914-1914)[1]
  • Socialist Press, Fairbanks (1914-19??)[1]
  • Tanana Valley Socialist, Fairbanks (19??-19??)[1]

Arkansas

California

  • California Progressive Leader, Los Angeles (1939-194?)[1]
  • California Social-Democrat, Los Angeles (1911-19??)[1]
  • California Socialist, San Francisco (1902-1903)[1][22]
  • Class Struggle, San Francisco (1899-1901)
    • Advance, San Francisco (1901-1902)
  • Common Sense, Los Angeles (1904-1909)[1]
  • Forum, Stockton (1921-1959)[1]
  • Labor Action, San Francisco (1936-1937)[1]
  • Los Angeles Socialist, Los Angeles (1901-1904)[1]
  • New Charter, Santa Cruz (1893-1898)[1]
  • Revolt, San Francisco (1911-19??)[1]
  • Western Comrade, Los Angeles: Job Harriman, Frank E. Wolfe (1913-1918)[23]

Colorado

Connecticut

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Louisiana

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Jersey

New York

Ohio

Oklahoma

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

See also

References

  1. US Newspaper Directory Search, Chronicling America, Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/newspapers/, accessed 3 November 2018.
  2. G. Gregory Kiser. ″The Socialist Party in Arkansas, 1900-1912.″ The Arkansas Historical Quarterly, Vol. 40, No. 2 (Summer, 1981), p. 153.
  3. Arkansas Democrat (Little Rock, Arkansas), 5 May 1906, p. 8.
  4. Socialist Party Official Bulletin (Chicago), August 1907, p. 3.
  5. "Arkansas Fourth Estate," Arkansas Democrat (Little Rock, Arkansas), 19 September 1906, p. 2.
  6. ″Socialist Co-Operative Papers,″ Freedom's Banner (Iola, Kansas), 17 May 1913, p. 4. All of the newspapers with this citation were printed at the central plant of the Socialist Co-Operative Publishing Company at Iola, Kansas, then shipped to the respective states/towns for distribution.
  7. N.W. Ayer & Son’s American Newspaper Annual and Directory (Philadelphia: N.W. Ayer and Son, 1916), p. 55.
  8. "All Over Arkansas" Daily Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock, Arkansas), 27 November 1917, p. 6.
  9. "Business Block Burns at Siloam Springs," Arkansas Democrat (Little Rock, Arkansas), 13 August 1907, p. 8. The article indicated that The Fair Deal this was the official State Socialist paper.
  10. "Search Records," Arkansas State Archives, http://archives.arkansas.gov/research/search-records/SearchRecordDetails.aspx?catalog=snn&id=2055, accessed 3 November 2018.
  11. N.W. Ayer & Son’s American Newspaper Annual and Directory (Philadelphia: N.W. Ayer and Son, 1912), p. 51.
  12. N.W. Ayer & Son’s American Newspaper Annual and Directory (Philadelphia: N.W. Ayer and Son, 1914), p. 50.
  13. N.W. Ayer & Son’s American Newspaper Annual and Directory (Philadelphia: N.W. Ayer and Son, 1916), p. 51.
  14. "All Over Arkansas," Daily Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock, Arkansas) 31 October 1912, p. 6.
  15. "All Over Arkansas," Daily Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock, Arkansas) 3 July 1912, p. 4.
  16. "To Publish 'Investigator'," Arkansas Democrat (Little Rock, Arkansas), 30 June 1911, p. 7.
  17. "Socialist Organ Suspends,"Daily Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock, Arkansas), 23 June 1915, p. 2.
  18. N.W. Ayer & Son’s American Newspaper Annual and Directory (Philadelphia: N.W. Ayer and Son, 1910), p. 50.
  19. “Arkansas Notes.”Fort Smith Times (Fort Smith, Arkansas), 13 August 1908, p. 4. “White county has a paper published in a farmhouse, ten miles from the nearest post office. It is called the Pioneer, and is edited and published by John Harlan, the socialist candidate for associate justice of the supreme court.”
  20. Freedom's Banner (Iola, Kansas), 10 May 1913, p. 4.
  21. "Editor and Writer Face Criminal Libel Charges," Daily Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock, Arkansas) 29 May 1915, p. 4.
  22. The Worker, Dec. 21, 1902, pg. 2.
  23. Jason D. Martinek, Socialism and Print Culture in America, 1897–1920 (Routledge, 2015), p. 84.
  24. "Indict Former Congressman and 4 for Disloyalty," Pine Bluff Daily Graphic (Pine Bluff, Arkansas), 10 March 1918, p. 1.
  25. Official organ of the Chicago SDP, taken over by Victor Berger and moved to Milwaukee after the 1901 merger forming the SPA.
  26. National Campaign Committee of the Socialist Party, The Socialist Campaign Book of 1900. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Co., 1900; pg. 145.
  27. Kansas Historical Society, ″Socialist newspapers in Kansas,″ https://www.kshs.org/p/socialist-newspapers-in-kansas/13874, accessed 17 October 2018.
  28. ″New Paper to be Launched,″ Freedom's Banner (Iola, Kansas), 9 August 1913, p. 1.
  29. "H.I. Bryant Dead," The Dexter Tribune (Dexter, Kansas), 3 December 1914, p. 1.
  30. "Socialists Notice." Freedom's Banner (Iola, Kansas), 23 August 1913, p. 1.
  31. "Butte Socialist Paper Dynamited,"Arkansas Democrat (Little Rock, Arkansas), 11 June 1915, p. 1.
  32. Severed affiliation with the Social Democratic Federation in 1940. Continued publication until 2006.
  33. Same banner and numbering system as the Beekman Street version edited by Daniel DeLeon.
  34. “Cleveland Citizen,“ Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, [Case Western Reserve University], https://case.edu/ech/articles/c/cleveland-citizen, accessed 3 November 2018.
  35. ″Announcements.″ The Daily Ardmoreite (Ardmore, Oklahoma) 4 March 1913, p. 4
  36. Michael Pierce. "Great Women All, Serving a Glorious Cause: Freda Hogan Ameringer's Reminiscences of Socialism in Arkansas," The Arkansas Historical Quarterly, Vol. 69, No. 4 (Winter 2010), p. 308.
  37. "Oklahoma Socialist Newspapers," Oklahoma Historical Society, https://gateway.okhistory.org/explore/collections/OKSNP/#titles, accessed 4 November 2018.
  38. "Editors are on Sedition Trial," Arkansas Democrat (Little Rock, Arkansas), 27 June 1911, p. 4.
  39. The Socialist Party Official Bulletin (Chicago), Vol. IV, No. 11, July 1910, pg. 5.
  40. The Socialist Party Official Bulletin (Chicago), Vol. VI, No. 1), July 1910, pg. 7.
  41. "Socialists Arrested," Daily Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock, Arkansas), 20 May 1917, p. 5.
  42. "About The Socialist and labor star. (Huntington, W. Va.) 1911-1915," Chronicling America, Library of Congress, https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85059765/, accessed 3 November 2018.
  43. Formerly official organ of Chicago SDP, published in Chicago, taken over by Berger and moved to Milwaukee after the 1901 merger forming the SPA.
  44. The Socialist Party Official Bulletin (Chicago), Vol. IV, No. 11, July 1908, pg. 3.
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