T-Bone Slim Corpus


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The T-Bone Slim corpus consists of columns, song lyrics, poems and manuscripts by the Finnish-American writer T-Bone Slim (Matti V. Huhta, 1882-1942), published in newspapers and other leftist publications. Most of the material is included in the openly available version  (T-Bone Slim Corpus, source), but part of the manuscripts and photographs will be made available under a restricted license (T-Bone Slim Corpus, Westmoreland materials).

T-Bone Slim published his texts in the labour movement’s newspapers of the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World). Original texts in English were published in the following magazines:

  • General Construction Workers Bulletin 1922; 1923
  • Industrial Solidarity 1921–1931
  • Industrial Pioneer 1921; 1923; 1925
  • Industrial Worker 1921–1942
  • Junior Recruit 1934
  • Little Red Songbook 1921/1922
  • Lumber Workers Bulletin Port Arthur 1935
  • Lumber Workers Industrial Union 1923
  • One Big Union Monthly 1938 (1920?)
  • Truth 1921–1923

In addition, individual texts and advertisements were published in the following publications:

  • Aberdeen American 1919 (under the name Matt Arnold)
  • Erie Times News 1904; 1925; 1926 (under the name Mathew Huhta)
  • Evening World-Herald Omaha 1932
  • New Yorker Volkszeitung 1921
  • Producers News 1931

Finnish translations or texts originally written in Finnish were published in the following journals:

  • Amerikan Sanomat 1903 (under the name Mathew Houghton)
  • Industrialisti 1922–1923; 1926; 1930; 1941–1942
  • Tie Vapauteen 1923

The material comes from the following libraries and archives: Columbia University, Rare Book & Manuscript Library; Erie County Public Library; Genealogy Bank, Newspaper Archives; Janet Guinnane’s family photo collection; Library of Congress, Chronicling America; National Library of Finland; Lakehead University Archives; Minnesota Historical Society, Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub; Newberry Library; State Library of New South Wales; University of Michigan, Labadie Collection; Walter Reuther Library, Wayne State University; Westmoreland family archives.

The collection is part of the Kone Foundation funded project ”T-Bone Slim and the transnational poetics of the migrant left in North America” (2022-2023).

Project homepage: https://blogs.helsinki.fi/tboneslim

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Last updated: 13.05.2024

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