Adolph Germer Collection


Adolph Germer Collection


United Mine Workers of America.

Socialist Party of the United States of America. National Committee.


Adolph Germer (1881 - 1964) was a socialist, miner, union official for the United Mine Workers of America, and National Executive Secretary for the Socialist Party of America. He was also a candidate for the Illinois State House of Representatives and the United States Senate.

The resource record for the Adolph Germer Papers (SC2861) at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum may be found at


1881 - 1964





Collection Items

KiamasheRiver, Oklahoma
A man and woman sit on a swing with another man standing behind them

Mt. Rainier
Picture of Mt. Rainier

Sulpher Springs, Oklahoma
An audience listening to a speaker on a platform

Three Virden Victims, Mt. Olive Ill.
Graves and headstone for three men

Virden, Illinois Mine
On front: Virden,Ill, where in 1898 Four Mt. Olive Miners were killed by thugs from Chicago and St Louis, MO

Mule Drivers, West Frankfort, Illinois
Group of boys standing next to or sitting on mules

During Street Car Strike, Chicago, Illinois
Men sitting or standing while holding onto a stability bar on an automobile

Chicago Street Car Strike
Group of men sitting on the back of an automobile

Labor Day Picnic, West Frankfort
People gathering for picnic

Busch Garden, Pasadena, California
Photo of Busch garden structures

Vanderbilt Mansion, New York
Photo of Vanderbilt Mansion at 5th Avenue and 58th Street, New York

Clarke Mansion, New York
Photo of Clark Mansion, 5th Avenue, New York

John Walker and Adolph Germer
Photo of John Walker and Adolph Germer

Bronx Park, N.Y.
Adolph Germer standing next to a row of bushes in the park

American Socialist Party
On verso: Meeting of the American Socialist Party

Petition to release "Gene" Debs from Prison at Atlanta, Georgia
Three men including Adolph Germer carry a spool of paper

Debs in Atlanta
Eugene V. Debs with Seymour Stedman and supporters

Eugene V. Debs and Seymour Stedman, Atlanta, Ga., Federal Prison
Eugene V. Debs shaking hands with Seymour Stedman

Eugene V. Debs Federal Prison, Atlanta, GA
Eugene V. Debs standing in front of prison gates

Germer, Fulton, Mayo and Haywood
On verso: L. to R. Adolph Germer, Fullerton Fulton, Bill Mayo, Allen Haywood

Adolph Germer, Claude Ballard, & Adlai Stevenson II
On verso: L. to R. Claude Ballard, Adolph Germer, Adlai Stevenson

Pan-American Exposition, San Francisco
Photo of battleship in harbor

Labor Supporters
Group photo with men on ground and women on staircase
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