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Guide to the online Raya Dunayevskaya Collection and Supplement

This is a pdf guide to the Marxist-Humanist Archives, with live links to the online documents at rayadunayevskaya.org, which comprise the 15 volumes of the Raya Dunayevskaya Collection and its Supplement.

The Raya Dunayevskaya Collection encompasses 12 volumes—over 10,500 pages—arranged under the direction of Dunayevskaya herself. The Supplement to the Raya Dunayevskaya Collection—another three volumes containing some 6,500 pages—was arranged by the Raya Dunayevskaya Memorial Fund. All papers are on deposit at Wayne State University, which also makes both the Collection and Supplement available on microfilm.

The Collection covers the full range of the founder of Marxist-Humanism’s life and thought, from her 1920s writings on the Black dimension to her original analysis of Russia as a state-capitalist society in the early 1940s, from her creation of the philosophy of Marxist-Humanism in the 1950s to her development of this body of ideas in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

The Supplement includes notes for her planned book “Dialectics of Organization and Philosophy: The ‘Party’ and Forms of Organization Born Out of Spontaneity,” plus correspondence with Hegel scholars, analyses of ongoing world events, and “retrospective-perspectives” of the body of Marxist-Humanist thought. It also includes draft chapters, correspondence, and lectures all related to each of her three major works and Women’s Liberation and the Dialectics of Revolution.