Jules Humbert-Droz Papers

Biographical / Historical Note

Swiss social democrat and communist, conscientious objector; member of the Sozialdemokratische Partei der Schweiz (SPS) in 1911, editor of its organ La Sentinelle 1916; edited the Swiss communist review Le Phare in 1919; one of the founders of the Kommunistische Partei der Schweiz in 1921; member of the COMINTERN's Executive Committee and one of its secretaries, in charge of relations with member parties in the Latin countries of Europe and the Americas until 1928; since 1931 again active in the Swiss communist party; secretary of the SPS 1947-1958.

Arrangement

L'IIHS a reçu les archives de Humbert-Droz en parties à partir des années 1960, les dernières parties en 1978 et 1979.
Les archives contiennent des xerox copies de documents, qui se trouvent dans les archives originales de Jules Humbert-Droz et sa femme Jenny à la Bibliothèque de la Ville La Chaux-de Fonds, Suisse; seulement dans le no. 6 on trouve quelques documents originaux. Le plupart des documents a été publié dans la série 'Les Archives de Jules Humbert-Droz ', éditée par l'IIHS (Dordrecht, 1977). Voir aussi: Jenny Humbert-Droz , 'Une pensée, une conscience, un combat. La carrière politique de Jules Humbert-Droz ', présent à l'IIHS 99/77; Voir aussi les microfilms des archives, qui se trouvent à l'IIHS.

Content

Photocopies and a few originals of correspondence, circulars, memoranda, reports and other documents, received, dispatched and collected by Jules Humbert-Droz and his wife Jenny, concerning the origin and the foundation of the communist parties in France, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and Latin America and of the COMINTERN, including the Amsterdam Bureau, and concerning the coordination of the relations of those parties with the COMINTERN and its sub-organizations.

Alternative Form of Material

4 security microfilms 1964.

Location of Originals

Originals at the Bibliothèque de la Ville, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.