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Victor L. Berger Collected Papers


Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399

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Victor L. Berger (1860-1929) of Wisconsin was a member of the House of Representatives. In 1919, Victor Berger and four Socialist co-defendents were convicted of conspiracy in violation of the Espionage Act and were sentence to twenty years at Leavenworth Prison. The verdict was unsuccessfully appealed. Berger's co-defendents were Adolph Germer, J. Louis Engdahl, Irwin St. John Tucker, and William F. Kruse, all of whom were activists in the Socialist Party.

Speeches by Berger were printed in the Congressional Record and are included in this collection.

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the papers of this individual.

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