This interview deals with Thomas McGrath’s involvement in the Communist Party.
Thomas McGrath was born in 1916 near Sheldon N.D. He grew up on a farm and earned his B.A. from the University of North Dakota and his M.A. from Louisiana State University. He taught at Colby College, Las Angeles State College, North Dakota State University and Minnesota State University. He was a renowned poet and screenwriter for documentaries. He died in 1990 in Minneapolis, M.N.
Date of Interview
William Langer, John Steinbeck, Cesar Chavez, W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender, William Z. Foster, Earl Browder, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Father Coughlin, Teddy Gleason, Pete Panto, Francisco Franco,
Professor, Rhodes Scholar, Farmer
University of North Dakota, Communist Party, Industrial Workers of the World, North Dakota State University, Minnesota State College, Christian Front, Louisiana State University,
Sheldon ( N.D.), Grand Forks (N.D.), North Dakota, Fargo (N.D.), Bismarck (N.D), New York (N.Y.), Los Angeles (Calif.), Spain, Aleutian Islands (Alaska), Amchitka (Alaska), Oxford (U.K.)
Great Depression, Peace movements, Farming, Students, Spanish Civil War, World War II
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English Language and Literature | Oral History
McGrath, Thomas, "Oral Interview of Thomas McGrath" (1973). Oral Interviews. 10.