Guide to the Papers of Louis Broido (1895-1975), undated, 1922-1976

*P-161

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Descriptive Summary

Creator:Broido, Louis
Title:Louis Broido papers
Dates:undated, 1922-1976
Abstract:The collection contains writings, minutes, financial records, correspondence, printed materials, newspaper clippings and photographs relating to Broido's employment, investments, and Jewish and non-Jewish communal activities. Includes material on the department store, Gimbel Bros. (1934-1966), where he was associated with Bernard Gimbel and where he served as Executive Vice President (1936-1953), and as Chairman of the Advisory Committee (1953-1961); Temple Emanu-El (1957-1970), where he served as trustee and opposed secession from the Union of American Hebrew Congregations; the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (1944-1976) serving as President from 1965-1975 and where he was involved in the investigation of the Charles Jordan murder in Prague (1967); the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (1953-1972) where he served as trustee and played an active role in financial matters and relations with the Hebrew Union College; the United Jewish Appeal (1941-1972) where he served as President (1951-1952), trustee and member of the Board of Directors; the New York City Community College (1956-1972) where he served as trustee; and the Department of Commerce and Industrial Development of the City of New York (1961-1971) where he served as Commissioner (1961-1966).
Languages: The collection is in English, French, German, and Yiddish.
Quantity: 17 linear feet (34 manuscript boxes)
Identification:P-161
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society Archives
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Biographical Note

Louis Broido (1895-1975)

Louis Broido was born on September 21, 1895 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was a U.S. business executive and a civic and communal leader. He was the son of Morris and Sarah Broido and was one of eight children. Broido's parents came from Lithuania around 1880 and settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

His father impressed upon him the value of a "useful life." Broido graduated from public school before he was 12. When he was 14 years old, he was a paid narrator in movie houses for silent films. At high school, he was considered its leading orator and debater and continued these activities at the University of Pittsburgh. While a freshman, he represented the University in a National Oratorical Peace Contest, and emerged as one of the top two men in the United States. At the same time, Broido was impressed by Dr. J. Leonard Levy and became actively interested in religious education. At the age of 17, he wrote a play entitled "The Enemies of Israel." Broido attended college for one year and then entered the Pitt Law School. Broido received his LL.B. from the University of Pittsburgh Law School in 1917 and was a member of the Bar of New York and Pennsylvania. Broido would become one of the leaders of the Reform Jewish Movement in the United States.

Within one month after the outbreak of World War I and while a senior at Law School, he enlisted in the University of Pittsburgh Base Hospital Unit and spent nearly three years in France. He received the most rapid promotion than any other man in the unit. He was commissioned and transferred to the division in charge of the acquisition of hospitals for the American Army. After the Armistice, he became a member of the United States Liquidation Commission and member of the U.S. Commission for War Claims in France in Italy under 1920. Before his departure from France, he was made a member of the French Legion of Honor. After the war, he spent a short time in the legal department of the Texas Company, later known as Texaco).

Broido returned to Pittsburgh and organized the law firm of Broido and Rosenbaum and engaged in general practice for a number of years. His forensic and oratorical ability was known and recognized and he was active in all communal and civic affairs. He coached the University of Pittsburgh Debating Team for one year and in the same year his team defeated Harvard.

Broido returned to practice law in Pittsburgh and then in New York from 1926 to 1936. He left the practice of law to become executive vice president of Gimbel Bros., Inc., where he worked for 26 years in a variety of positions and later became Chairman of Gimbels Advisory Committee. In addition to his many other corporate duties, Broido acted as labor relations negotiator and consultant for the company's various stores. In 1937 with the passage of the state's Little Wagner Act, he handled all the labor relations of the Gimbels New York and Saks 34th Street stores.

In 1937 he negotiated with John L. Lewis and Sidney Hillman the first over-all, storewide labor relations contract in the United States. Concurrently he negotiated the contract with the AFL Building Service and Maintenance Union with respect to such workers. Thereafter, he conducted the negotiations with the AFL President of the New York State Carpenters Union, Mr. Johnson, and the head of the AFL Painters Union regarding the craft employees in these stores. Thereafter, for many years, he conducted negotiations with the AFL Teamster's Union regarding the company's warehouse in New York City and Teamster employees in other cities.

During the war, he had extensive experience with the State and National Labor Mediation Boards. He was a member of the Arbitration Panel of the National Labor Relations Board in the New York Region and acted as arbitrator in a number of cases, particularly two large and important cases during the war involving employees in the metropolitan area of the New York and New Jersey Telephone Companies.

Broido was one of the organizers of the Retail Labor Standards Association in New York, which was created in an endeavor to gather pertinent data and to handle labor relations of New York retail stores on a city-wide basis. He was Chairman of this group for some period.

He was Chairman of a negotiating committee to negotiate a city-wide contract with the labor unions in the retail field in New York. At that time, Mr. James Mitchell, representing Bloomingdale's, was Vice-Chairman. The negotiations were carried on principally by Mr. Broido and Mr. Mitchell.

Mr. Broido was a member of a committee of New York merchants working with the United Parcel Delivery Service in the negotiation of many contract renewals with the Teamster's Locals representing the employees of the United Parcel Service. He was a guest lecturer at Harvard University in the field of retail labor management relations and at the State Labor Relations School at Cornell University. As a member of the Board of the New York City Community College, Mr. Broido has had considerable experience with the problems arising out of faculty labor organization at the Community College level.

Mr. Broido was particularly interested in the problems involved in the labor organization of municipal groups such as teachers, with particular reference to the manner in which these large groups may find proper avenues of expression with necessary and proper safeguards to the public welfare and the public authorities, particularly the freedom of educational authorities in the proper exercise of their public duties.

He retired from his chairmanship of Gimbel Bros. in 1961 and became managing partner of a private investment company in the financial district from 1962. He devoted the remainder of his time to various communal and civic activities, primarily in his post as the Commissioner of the newly-formed City Department of Commerce and Industrial Development, charged with the responsibility of improving and developing the commerce and industry of New York City. Broido was also a New York retail trade leader and a member of several municipal committees. Broido served as President of the New York City Retail Drygoods Association and was for many years a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Retail Council. He served the industry in various capacities in connection with the O.P.A. and War Production Board during World War II.

Mr. Broido was for many years a member of the Board of Trustees and Vice-Chairman of the New York City Community College of Applied Arts and Sciences. He was a former President of the United Jewish Appeal of New York in 1951 and 1952. For many years, he was vice chairman of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and on the Administrative Committee of the Joint Distribution Committee. From 1965, Broido was Chairman of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, of which he was a significant fundraiser. As Chairman of the JDC, he guided the activities of the major American Jewish welfare agency, bringing aid to needy Jews throughout the world. He was also a member of the Board of Trustees of Temple Emanu-El of New York City. His wife, Lucy Kaufmann Broido (1900-1969) helped found the Women's Division of the New York United Jewish Appeal. She was vice president of the Jewish Education Committee (1946-1953), and president of the New York section of the National Council of Jewish Women (1949-1953).

Broido died on April 5, 1975 in New York City.

Sources:
Encyclopaedia Judaica, Second Edition, Volume 4, page 203
Who's Who in American Jewry, 1938-1939. E184.J5 W6 vol. 3
Louis Broido papers, Box 34, Folder 1. Biographical vitae

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains writings, minutes, financial records, correspondence, printed materials, newspaper clippings and photographs relating to Broido's employment, investments, and Jewish and non-Jewish communal activities.

Includes material on the department store, Gimbel Bros. (1934-1966), where he was associated with Bernard Gimbel and where he served as Executive Vice President (1936-1953), and as Chairman of the Advisory Committee (1953-1961); Temple Emanu-El (1957-1970), where he served as trustee and opposed secession from the Union of American Hebrew Congregations; the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (1944-1976) serving as President from 1965-1975 and where he was involved in the investigation of the Charles Jordan murder in Prague (1967); the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (1953-1972) where he served as trustee and played an active role in financial matters and relations with the Hebrew Union College; the United Jewish Appeal (1941-1972) where he served as President (1951-1952), trustee and member of the Board of Directors; the New York City Community College (1956-1972) where he served as trustee; and the Department of Commerce and Industrial Development of the City of New York (1961-1971) where he served as Commissioner (1961-1966).

Also includes correspondence and papers relating to the national Council of Jewish Women (1941-1973), efforts on behalf of European refugees (1938-1950); the Hebrew University (1941-1972); the Jewish Statistical Bureau (1947-1970); the Joint Defense Appeal (1943-1957); the New York City Charter Revision Commission (1961); the Citizens Commission on the City Economy (1962); the Citizens Committee to Save the New York Naval Shipyard in Brooklyn (1964-1969); the Co-operative Education Commission (1955-1961); the Harmonie Club (1943-1956); the Liberal Party (1961-1972); the New School for Social Research (1941-1966); and the New York City Industrial Development Corporation (1965-1971) among others.

Also includes Broido's writings and speeches, personal correspondence, telephone and mail diaries, as well as biographical vitae, newspaper clippings, photographs and brochures describing his activities. Among the correspondents are: Jacob Billikopf, Richard J. Blum, Samuel Goldenson, Maurice Eisendrath, Elie Eliachar, Carl Voss and Anne X. Alpern.

The collection is in English, French, German, and Yiddish.

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Arrangement

The collection is organized into nine series as follows:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Louis Broido papers; P-161; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Acquisition Note

Gift of Theodore K. Broido, 1976.

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Access Points

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

 

Series I: Gimbel Brothers, undated, 1923-1962, 1964-1966

English.
Boxes 1-3.
Scope and Content:

This series contains materials pertaining to Broido's involvement with Gimbel Brothers. Box 1 contains advisory committee and board of directors minutes, annual reports, and miscellaneous memoranda. Box 2, Folders 1-3 has miscellaneous correspondence. Box 2, Folder 5 has information pertaining to the Richard Gimbel controversy. Box 2, Folders 10 and 11 contain documents about the case of Kaufmann & Baer and Gimbels v. U.S.A. Box 3 contains speeches and correspondence with Bernard Gimbel.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Advisory Committee Minutes 1934-1936
1 2 Advisory Committee Minutes 1958-1960
1 3 Board of Directors Minutes 1934-1936
1 4 Board of Directors Minutes 1958-1961
1 5 Annual Reports (incomplete) 1923-1959
1 6 Miscellaneous Memoranda circa 1935-1941
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 1 Miscellaneous Correspondence (see also: Correspondence By Subject, Correspondence with Bernard Gimbel (Box 3)) 1934-1936
  

Other correspondence with George Dowling, Joseph Eckhouse, Arthur Kaufmann and various members of the Gimbel family (not Bernard) may be found in the personal correspondence (Boxes 27-31).

 
2 2 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1939-1941, 1944-1948, 1950, 1952-1954, 1956, 1958-1959
2 3 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1960-1962, 1964-1965
2 4 Merger with Kaufmann & Baer 1925-1926
2 5 Richard Gimbel Controversy (see also: Gimbels-Miscellaneous Correspondence) undated, 1934-1936
2 6 Recapitalization undated, 1936, 1945
2 7 Refinancing 1944-1946
2 8 1948 Project (Organization of Department Store Employers) undated, 1945, 1947-1949
2 9 Bruce Gimbel (see also: Gimbels-Miscellaneous Correspondence and Personal Correspondence (Box 29)) 1953
  

Deals with B.G.'s assumption of the presidency of Gimbels.

 
2 10 Kaufmann & Baer and Gimbels v. U.S.A. 1954
2 11 Kaufmann & Baer and Gimbels v. U.S.A. undated, 1955-1956
2 12 Richard J. Blum (see also: Personal Correspondence (Box 27)) 1957-1958
2 13 Gimbel Bros - Pittsburgh 1958, 1960, 1962
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 1 Correspondence with Bernard Gimbel (see also: Correspondence files in Box 2) 1934-1939
3 2 Correspondence with Bernard Gimbel 1940-1944, 1946-1947, 1949
3 3 Correspondence with Bernard Gimbel 1950-1953
3 4 Correspondence with Bernard Gimbel 1954-1960, 1962, 1964-1966
3 5 Miscellaneous Speeches by Bernard Gimbel (some written by Louis Broido) undated, 1938, 1946, 1949-1950, 1953-1958
3 6 Miscellaneous re: Bernard Gimbel undated, 1934-1936, 1938
3 7 Anniversary Dinner in honor of Bernard Gimbel undated, 1942-1943, 1966
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Series II: Investments, undated, 1928-1933, 1935, 1937-1972

English.
Boxes 4-8.
Scope and Content:

This series contains materials of companies which Broido had investments with. These include: A.W. Jones and Co., Libyan Oil Investment, Pancake Kitchens Inc., Marcus Diamant Patent, Harry Herman Patent, Edward S. Peck Travel Service Inc., Pittsburgh Investors, Randik Realty Corp., Three Wells Land Company, Twenty Sutton Place South, West Penn Investors Inc., and Westport Hardware Inc. Types of materials found within this series include affidavits, annual reports, articles of agreement, certificates, correspondence, legal papers, memoranda, minutes, and reports.

BoxFolderTitleDate
4 1 Louis Broido - Security transactions 1941-1948, 1953-1956, 1958-1960
4 2 Cash & Carry Lumber & Supply Corp. 1942-1948, 1950-1951, 1958
4 3 J.M. Fink Company, Inc. 1954-1960
4 4 First National Oil & Gas Corp. undated, 1955-1956
4 5 Fugazy Travel Bureau of Kingston, Inc. (see also: Edward S. Peck Travel Agency) 1959-1960
4 6 Furniture & Textile Arts Building, Inc. 1958
4 7 Furniture & Textile Arts Building, Inc. undated, 1959-1961
4 8 Grabro Development Corp. - Correspondence 1964-1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
5 1 A.W. Jones and Co. - Articles of Agreement 1952, 1960-1964
5 2 A.W. Jones and Co. - Memoranda 1961-1962, 1964
5 3 A.W. Jones and Co. - Annual Reports 1961-1964
5 4 A.W. Jones and Co. - Correspondence 1959-1960
5 5 A.W. Jones and Co. - Correspondence 1961
5 6 A.W. Jones and Co. - Correspondence January-May 1962
5 7 A.W. Jones and Co. - Correspondence June-December 1962
5 8 A.W. Jones and Co. - Correspondence 1963
5 9 A.W. Jones and Co. - Correspondence January-May 1964
5 10 A.W. Jones and Co. - Correspondence June-December 1964
5 11 A.W. Jones and Co. - Correspondence 1965-1970, 1972
BoxFolderTitleDate
6 1 Libyan Oil Investment 1964
6 2 Libyan Oil Investment 1965
6 3 Libyan Oil Investment 1966-1967
6 4 Libyan Oil Investment 1968-1971
6 5 Libyan Investment: Memorandum, 1969 1968-1969
6 6 Pancake Kitchens Inc. - Minutes 1961
6 7 Pancake Kitchens Inc. - Minutes January-June 1962
6 8 Pancake Kitchens Inc. - Minutes July-December 1962
6 9 Pancake Kitchens Inc. - Minutes 1963
6 10 Pancake Kitchens Inc. - Correspondence 1961-1963
6 11 Pancake Kitchens Inc. - Report circa 1961
6 12 Marcus Diamant Patent (see also: Correspondence with Diamant) 1960-1964
6 13 Harry Herman Patent - Correspondence and Documents 1958-1962
BoxFolderTitleDate
7 1 Harry Herman Patent - Correspondence and Documents undated, 1965-1966, 1968-1970
7 2 Edward S. Peck Travel Service Inc. - Minutes (see also: Fugazy Travel Agency) 1953, 1957-1959
7 3 Edward S. Peck Travel Service Inc. - Correspondence 1957-1959
7 4 Edward S. Peck Travel Service Inc. - Correspondence 1960-1962, 1965-1966
7 5 Edward S. Peck Travel Service Inc. - Memoranda, Agreements, and Affidavits 1957-1960, 1965-1966
7 6 Pittsburgh Investors - Minutes, Correspondence, and Legal Papers 1928-1931, 1933, 1935
7 7 Randik Realty Corp. - Correspondence 1937-1941
7 8 Randik Realty Corp. - Correspondence 1942-1943
7 9 Randik Realty Corp. - Correspondence 1944-1948
7 10 Randik Realty Corp. - Correspondence 1959-1961
7 11 Randik Realty Corp. - Affidavits and Certificates 1932-1933, 1943, 1946, 1960
7 12 Randik Realty Corp. - Memoranda 1933, 1942-1943, 1960
7 13 Randik: Bernstein et al. v. City Bank Farmers Trust Co. 1932, 1935, 1937-1939
BoxFolderTitleDate
8 1 Three Wells Land Company - Minutes 1948, 1950, 1956, 1961-1964
8 2 Three Wells Land Company - Correspondence 1930, 1947-1950
8 3 Three Wells Land Company - Correspondence 1951-1952
8 4 Three Wells Land Company - Correspondence 1953-1955
8 5 Three Wells Land Company - Correspondence 1956-1962, 1964-1965
8 6 Three Wells Land Company - Miscellaneous Legal Papers 1939, 1948, 1954-1955, 1957, 1964
8 7 Twenty Sutton Place South - Correspondence 1954
8 8 Twenty Sutton Place South - Correspondence 1955-1961
8 9 Twenty Sutton Place South - Correspondence 1963-1966, 1968-1971
8 10 Twenty Sutton Place South - Legal Papers undated, 1954-1955
8 11 West Penn Investors Inc. 1939-1940, 1942, 1944-1949, 1951-1952, 1962-1963
8 12 Westport Hardware Inc. - Correspondence (see also: Personal Correspondence of Theodore K. Broido (Box 28)) 1953-1960
8 13 Westport Hardware Inc. - Theodore K. Broido - Leidesdorf Claim 1960-1961, 1963
8 14 Westport Hardware Inc. - Theodore K. Broido - Richard Goldwater Claim 1959-1961
8 15 Westport Hardware Inc. - Receivership Proceedings 1959-1961
8 16 Westport Hardware Inc. - Legal Papers undated, 1953-1954, 1957-1958
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Series III: Jewish Affairs, undated, 1938-1973, 1976

English, French, and German.
Boxes 9-21.
Arrangement:

Arranged into seven subseries.

Scope and Content:

The series is divided into seven subseries and include materials related to Broido's involvement in organizations involved in Jewish affairs. These include: Temple Emanu-El, Joint Distribution Committee, National Council of Jewish Women, Refugees, Union of American Hebrew Congregations, United Jewish Appeal, and miscellaneous organizations. Types of material that can be found in this series include affidavits, correspondence, financial papers, legal papers, memoranda, minutes, and newsletters.

Subseries A: Temple Emanu-El, 1957, 1959-1970

English.
Boxes 9-10.
Scope and Content:

The subseries contains materials related to Broido's membership on the board of trustees of Temple Emanu-El. Types of material found in the subseries include minutes and correspondence.

BoxFolderTitleDate
9 1 Board of Trustees Minutes 1957, 1959-1960
9 2 Board of Trustees Minutes 1961
9 3 Board of Trustees Minutes 1962
9 4 Board of Trustees Minutes 1963
9 5 Board of Trustees Minutes 1964
9 6 Board of Trustees Minutes 1965
9 7 Board of Trustees Minutes 1966-1967
9 8 Board of Trustees Minutes 1968
9 9 Board of Trustees Minutes 1969-1970
9 10 Plan and Scope Committee Minutes 1957
BoxFolderTitleDate
10 1 Miscellaneous Correspondence (see also: Personal Correspondence, Samuel Goldenson (Box 29)) 1957, 1959-1962
10 2 Miscellaneous Correspondence (see also: Personal Correspondence, Samuel Goldenson (Box 29)) 1963-1964
10 3 Miscellaneous Correspondence (see also: Personal Correspondence, Samuel Goldenson (Box 29)) 1965-1970
10 4 Social Action Commission - Correspondence (see also: Union of American Hebrew Congregations Correspondence Boxes 16, 17) 1959-1960
  

Contains correspondence dealing with Temple Emanu-El's relations with the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism and its position on the proposed Emily R. and Kivie Kaplan Religious Action Center.

 
10 5 Social Action Commission - Correspondence 1961-1962

Subseries B: Joint Distribution Committee, 1944, 1958, 1961-1972, 1976

English, French.
Box 11-12.
Scope and Content:

The subseries consists of materials from Broido's membership and chairmanship of the Joint Distribution Committee. Types of material that can be found within this subseries include correspondence, minutes, and newsletters.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11 1 Administration Committee Minutes 1961-1965
11 2 Executive Committee Minutes 1962-1963
11 3 Executive Committee Minutes 1964-1966
11 4 Annual Meeting Schedule 1965
11 5 Miscellaneous Correspondence (see also: Correspondence filed by subject in Box 12) 1944, 1958, 1962-1965
11 6 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1966-1968
11 7 Miscellaneous Correspondence 1969-1972
BoxFolderTitleDate
12 1 Correspondence - Dickman, Irving 1967-1968
12 2 Correspondence - Haber, Samuel 1967-1968
12 3 Correspondence - Haber, Samuel 1969-1972
12 4 Correspondence - Jarblum, Laura 1967, 1969-1972
12 5 Correspondence - Jordan, Charles (includes materials related to his murder) 1966-1969, 1976
  (contains French)   
12 6 Correspondence - Lack, Daniel 1967
12 7 Correspondence - Casablanca, Morocco 1967-1968
12 8 Correspondence - Geneva, Switzerland 1966-1970
12 9 Correspondence - Tel Aviv, Israel 1966-1972
12 10 Correspondence in re Committees 1967-1971
12 11 Correspondence in re Annual and Semi-Annual Meetings 1966-1970
12 12 Correspondence and papers re: United Israel Appeal 1967, 1969-1970
12 13 J.D.C. National Council Newsletters 1967-1968

Subseries C: National Council of Jewish Women, 1941, 1944-1945, 1948-1962, 1964-1965, 1967-1971, 1973

English.
Box 13.
Scope and Content:

The subseries has materials pertaining to Broido's involvement with the National Council of Jewish Women. Types of materials that can be found in the subseries include correspondence and legal papers.

BoxFolderTitleDate
13 1 Correspondence 1941, 1944-1945, 1948-1953
13 2 Correspondence 1954-1956
13 3 Correspondence 1957
13 4 Correspondence 1958-1959
13 5 Correspondence 1960-1961
13 6 Correspondence 1962, 1964-1965, 1967-1971, 1973
13 7 Miscellaneous legal and other papers 1945, 1949, 1952-1953, 1957-1958

Subseries D: Refugees, undated, 1938-1958

English, German.
Box 14.
Scope and Content:

The subseries includes materials from Broido's efforts on behalf of European refugees from 1938 to 1958. Types of materials that can be found within the Subseries include affidavits of support, correspondence, and miscellaneous memoranda. Box 14, Folders 1-5 consist of affidavits of support and correspondence regarding the affidavits. Folder 6 deals with National Refugee Service. Folders 8-10 pertain to the Isaak and Meyer Kaufmann immigration. Folder 12 contains miscellaneous memoranda concerning refugees.

BoxFolderTitleDate
14 1 Affidavits of Support (A-Z) 1938-1941, 1948
  

Other material on refugees may be found in the personal correspondence (Boxes 27-31): See: 'Broido, Lucy'; 'Demetrescu, M.'; 'Dowling'; 'Mettenhoven'; 'Perkas'; 'Wise, Mrs. Stephen'; and 'Beildeck'.

 
14 2 Affidavits of Support - Correspondence 1938
  (contains German)   
14 3 Affidavits of Support - Correspondence January-March 1939
  (contains German)   
14 4 Affidavits of Support - Correspondence April-December 1939
  (contains German)   
14 5 Affidavits of Support - Correspondence 1940-1942, 1946, 1948-1949
  (contains German)   
14 6 National Refugee Service 1941-1944, 1946
14 7 Jewish Property Confiscated 1947-1948
14 8 Isaak & Meyer Kaufmann Immigration 1938
  (contains German)   
14 9 Isaak & Meyer Kaufmann Immigration 1939
  (contains German)   
14 10 Isaak & Meyer Kaufmann Immigration 1940-1947
  (contains German)   
14 11 Baruch Kaufmann - German Claims 1949-1958
  (contains German)   
14 12 Miscellaneous Memoranda re Refugees (authorship uncertain) undated

Subseries E: Union of American Hebrew Congregations, undated, 1953-1972

English.
Boxes 15-19.
Scope and Content:

The subseries details Broido's involvement with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations of which he served as trustee and where he played an active role in financial matters and relations with the Hebrew Union College from 1953 to 1972. Types of material that can be found in the subseries include correspondence, financial papers, memoranda, and minutes. Box 15 contains minutes of the Executive Board and Board of Trustees. Boxes 16 and 17 include general correspondence of the UAHC. Box 18 consists of correspondence regarding the financial affairs of the Reform Jewish Appeal. Box 19 contains correspondence, memoranda and documents concerning the Union-College Joint Committee.

BoxFolderTitleDate
15 1 Administrative Committee of Executive Board - Minutes 1956-1957
15 2 Executive Board - Minutes 1957-1960
15 3 Executive Board - Minutes 1961-1964, 1970-1971
15 4 Board of Trustees - Minutes 1957-1960
15 5 Board of Trustees - Minutes 1961-1962
15 6 Board of Trustees - Minutes 1963-1964
15 7 Board of Trustees - Minutes 1965-1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
16 1 Correspondence 1953
16 2 Correspondence January-June 1954
16 3 Correspondence July-December 1954
16 4 Correspondence 1955
16 5 Correspondence 1956
16 6 Correspondence 1957
16 7 Correspondence 1958
16 8 Correspondence 1959
16 9 Correspondence 1960
  

Correspondence dealing with the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism and the Emily R. and Kivie Kaplan Religious Action Center may also be found in Box 10, Folders 4-5 "Temple Emanu-El: Social Action Commission, Correspondence, 1960-1962

 
16 10 Correspondence February-August 1961
  

Correspondence dealing with the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism and the Emily R. and Kivie Kaplan Religious Action Center may also be found in Box 10, Folders 4-5 "Temple Emanu-El: Social Action Commission, Correspondence, 1960-1962

 
16 11 Correspondence September-December 1961
  

Correspondence dealing with the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism and the Emily R. and Kivie Kaplan Religious Action Center may also be found in Box 10, Folders 4-5 "Temple Emanu-El: Social Action Commission, Correspondence, 1960-1962

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
17 1 Correspondence January-June 1962
17 2 Correspondence July-December 1962
17 3 Correspondence January-June 1963
17 4 Correspondence July-December 1963
17 5 Correspondence January-June 1964
17 6 Correspondence July-December 1964
17 7 Correspondence 1965
17 8 Correspondence 1966-1967, 1971-1972
BoxFolderTitleDate
18 1 Financial Affairs - Reform Jewish Appeal - Combined Campaign for American Reform Judaism undated, 1956-1958, 1961-1964
18 2 Financial Affairs - Reform Jewish Appeal - Correspondence 1954-1956
18 3 Financial Affairs - Reform Jewish Appeal - Correspondence 1957-1960
18 4 Financial Affairs - Reform Jewish Appeal - Correspondence 1961-1962
18 5 Financial Affairs - Reform Jewish Appeal - Correspondence 1963
18 6 Financial Affairs - Reform Jewish Appeal - Correspondence 1964-1965, 1967-1971
18 7 Financial Affairs - Proportional Dues Commission - Correspondence 1954-1957
18 8 Financial Affairs - Proportional Dues Commission - Correspondence 1958-1959, 1963
18 9 Financial Affairs - Proportional Dues Commission - Meeting Minutes, Reports, Resolutions (see also: General UAHC correspondence and minutes; Reform Jewish Appeal; and the Committee on Financing the Institutions of Reform Judaism) undated, 1956-1959, 1961-1962
18 10 Financial Affairs - Report of the Committee on Financing the Institutions of Reform Judaism circa 1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
19 1 Union-College Joint Committee - Correspondence (see also: General UAHC correspondence and minutes) 1955-1956
  

The title of this committee varies. Among its several names are: Joint Committee on the Relationship of the Union and the College-Institute; Joint Conference Committee on UAHC-JIR Relationships; Union (UAHC) - College (HUC-JIR) Joint Liaison Committee

 
19 2 Union-College Joint Committee - Correspondence 1957-1958
19 3 Union-College Joint Committee - Correspondence 1959-1963
19 4 College Joint Committee - Memoranda and Documents 1953-1957, 1959
19 5 College Joint Committee - Memoranda and Documents undated

Subseries F: United Jewish Appeal, 1941-1942, 1944, 1947, 1950, 1952-1953, 1960-1972

English.
Box 20.
Scope and Content:

The subseries contains various materials pertaining to Broido's participation in the affairs of the United Jewish Appeal.

BoxFolderTitleDate
20 1 New York Office 1941-1942, 1944, 1947, 1950, 1952-1953, 1960-1961
20 2 New York Office 1962
20 3 New York Office 1963
20 4 New York Office 1964
20 5 New York Office 1965
20 6 New York Office 1966-1972
20 7 United Jewish Appeal, Inc. (national) 1966-1972
20 8 Miscellaneous 1960-1966

Subseries G: Miscellaneous A-Z, 1941, 1943-1973

English, French.
Box 21.
Scope and Content:

The subseries consists of materials related to miscellaneous organizations of which Broido was involved in Jewish affairs. These include: Alliance Israelite Universelle, American Jewish Committee, B'nai B'rith, Council of Jewish Welfare and Welfare Funds, Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Hebrew University (Jerusalem), International Council of Jewish Women, Jewish Statistical Bureau, Joint Defense Appeal, New York Association for New Americans, Organization for Rehabilitation through Training, PEC Israel Economic Corporation, Synagogue Council of America, United HIAS Service, and World Union for Progressive Judaism.

BoxFolderTitleDate
21 1 Alliance Israelite Universelle 1966, 1969-1970
  (contains French)   
21 2 American Jewish Committee - Correspondence and Memoranda 1943-1944, 1955, 1961, 1963-1966, 1968, 1970-1971
21 3 B'nai B'rith - Correspondence 1964
21 4 Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds (CJFWF) - Correspondence 1941, 1952, 1965-1972
21 5 Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York 1958-1965, 1971
21 6 Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion - Correspondence (for correspondence relating to HUC-JIR relations with the UAHC, see Box 19, Folders 1-3.) 1959-1963, 1972-1973
21 7 Hebrew University (Jerusalem) - Correspondence (includes material on The American Friends and the Paul Baerwald School) 1941, 1964, 1966-1972
21 8 International Council of Jewish Women - Correspondence 1968-1970
21 9 Jewish Statistical Bureau 1945, 1947-1948, 1951, 1956, 1959-1961, 1965, 1967, 1969-1970
21 10 Joint Defense Appeal 1943-1946, 1949-1954, 1956-1957
21 11 New York Association for New Americans (NYANA) - Correspondence 1955, 1960, 1971-1972
21 12 Organization for Rehabilitation through Training (ORT) - Correspondence 1969-1971
21 13 PEC Israel Economic Corporation - Correspondence 1972
21 14 Synagogue Council of America - Correspondence 1955, 1962-1964
21 15 United HIAS Service - Correspondence 1972
21 16 World Union for Progressive Judaism - Correspondence (see also: Boxes relating to Union of American Hebrew Congregations) 1956-1957, 1970
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Series IV: Non-Jewish Communal Affairs, 1922-1923, 1941-1948, 1950-1972

English.
Boxes 22-25.
Arrangement:

Arranged into two subseries.

Scope and Content:

The series is divided into two subseries that deal with Broido's non-Jewish communal affairs. The first Subseries pertains specifically to New York City Community College. The second subseries deals with all other organizations that Broido dealt with non-Jewish communal affairs, arranged alphabetically. Types of material that can be found in this series include addresses, articles, correspondence, drafts, minutes, notes, press releases, reports, and statistics records.

Subseries A: New York City Community College, 1956, 1959-1965, 1972

English.
Boxes 22-23.
Scope and Content:

The subseries consists of minutes and reports of the Board of Trustees of the NYC Community College (Box 22, Folder 1 - Box 23, Folder 1), correspondence (Box 23, Folders 2-8), and press releases (Box 23, Folder 9).

BoxFolderTitleDate
22 1 Board of Trustees: Minutes and Reports 1960-1961
22 2 Board of Trustees: Minutes and Reports January-June 1962
22 3 Board of Trustees: Minutes and Reports September-November 1962
22 4 Board of Trustees: Minutes and Reports January-April 1963
22 5 Board of Trustees: Minutes and Reports May-June 1963
22 6 Board of Trustees: Minutes and Reports July-November 1963
BoxFolderTitleDate
23 1 Board of Trustees: Minutes and Reports December 1963-February 1964
23 2 Correspondence 1956, 1959-1961
23 3 Correspondence January-June 1962
23 4 Correspondence July-December 1962
23 5 Correspondence January-June 1963
23 6 Correspondence July-October 1963
23 7 Correspondence November-December 1963
23 8 Correspondence 1964-1965, 1972
23 9 Press Releases 1962-1964

Subseries B: Non-Jewish Communal Affairs: A-Z, 1922-1923, 1941-1948, 1950-1972

English.
Boxes 24-25.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains all other organizations that were involved with non-Jewish communal affairs. Among these are the Citizens Commission on the City Economy (Box 24, Folders 4-8), the Cooperative Education Commission (Box 25, Folder 2), the Harmonie Club (Box 25, Folder 4), the Liberal Party (Box 25, Folders 7-8), the New School for Social Research (Box 25, Folder 9), and the New York City Industrial Development Corporation (Box 25, Folder 10). Types of material that can be found within this subseries include addresses, articles, correspondence, drafts, minutes, notes, press releases, reports, and statistics records.

BoxFolderTitleDate
24 1 Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York, Inc. 1961-1962
24 2 Charter Revision Commission - Personal 1961
24 3 Charter Revision Commission - Personal 1961, 1968
24 4 Citizens Commission on the City Economy - Correspondence 1962
24 5 Citizens Commission on the City Economy - Miscellaneous Reports, Statistics, and Notes 1962
24 6 Citizens Commission on the City Economy - Newspaper Articles and Press Releases 1962
24 7 Citizens Commission on the City Economy - Draft and Final Reports 1962
24 8 Citizens Commission on the City Economy - New York City Minimum Wage Bill August 21, 1962
24 9 Citizens Committee to Save the New York Naval Shipyard in Brooklyn - Papers 1964, 1968-1970
24 10 Citizens' Housing and Planning Council of New York, Inc. 1959-1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
25 1 Columbia University - Council of the School of General Studies - Correspondence 1954-1958
25 2 Cooperative Education Commission - Correspondence 1955-1961
25 3 Department of Commerce and Industrial Development - N.Y.C. 1961-1967, 1971
25 4 Harmonie Club 1943, 1947-1948, 1950-1952, 1955-1956
25 5 Industrial Polytechnic Institute - Correspondence 1967, 1969
25 6 Legal Aid Society - Correspondence 1951, 1957
25 7 Liberal Party - Correspondence 1961-1972
25 8 Liberal Party - Addresses and Drafts 1962-1963
25 9 New School for Social Research - Correspondence 1941, 1945-1946, 1952-1954, 1958, 1965-1966
25 10 New York City Industrial Development Corp. - Correspondence 1965-1966, 1968, 1971
25 11 New York Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. - Correspondence 1962
25 12 New York State Council of Retail Merchants, Inc. - Minutes 1941
25 13 University of Pittsburgh Alumni - Papers [1922-1923], 1942, 1947, 1952, 1966, 1968
25 14 Wiltwyck School for Boys 1944-1945, 1947, 1961
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Series V: Miscellaneous writings and speeches, undated, 1935-1971

English.
Box 26.
Scope and Content:

The series is composed of miscellaneous writings and speeches (Box 26, Folders 1-2) and political memoranda (Box 26, Folder 3). The series also includes a bound brief from 1932 on "The Grand Central Post Office Site: The Illegality of Its Purchase" (Box 26, Folder 4) and contains photographs from its exhibits (Box 26, Folders 5-7).

BoxFolderTitleDate
26 1 Miscellaneous writings and speeches 1935?, 1937, 1940, 1944, 1948-1950, 1954-1955, 1959
26 2 Miscellaneous writings and speeches undated, 1960-1962, 1964, 1967-1969, 1971
26 3 Political Memoranda 1962
26 4 "The Grand Central Post Office Site: The Illegality of Its Purchase" - Brief (bound) 1932
26 5 "The Grand Central Post Office Site: The Illegality of Its Purchase" - Exhibits 1-17 (contains photographs)
26 6 "The Grand Central Post Office Site: The Illegality of Its Purchase" - Exhibits 18-31 (contains photographs)
26 7 "The Grand Central Post Office Site: The Illegality of Its Purchase" - Exhibits 32-44 (contains photographs)
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Series VI: Correspondence, undated, 1924-1931, 1933-1973

English, French, German, and Yiddish.
Box 27-31.
Scope and Content:

The series contains the correspondence of Louis Broido, arranged alphabetically by last name. Boxes 27-28 contain Louis Broido's personal correspondence with his siblings and wife: Abraham and Grace Broido, Bella Broido, David Broido, Henry Broido, Joseph Broido, Leonard Broido, Lucy Kaufmann Broido (wife), Morris Broido, and Theodore Broido. Also interspersed are the correspondence of the Dowling family, Dr. Samuel Goldenson, Arthur Kaufmann, Joseph Rosenbaum, and Rose Rosenbaum. At the end of the series are miscellaneous unidentified correspondence, congratulatory letters, birthday greetings, get well wishes, and correspondence regarding Broido's marriage to Dorothy Austrian.

BoxFolderTitleDate
27 1 A-Alo 1944, 1947, 1959-1962, 1965, 1968-1972
27 2 Am-Bel 1936, 1941-1943, 1946-1947, 1951, 1953, 1961-1963, 1965, 1967-1970
27 3 Ben-Bl undated, 1941-1947, 1949, 1952, 1955, 1962-1963, 1965-1966, 1969-1972
27 4 Anne Alpern 1935, 1946, 1948-1951
27 5 Anne Alpern undated, 1952-1954, 1956, 1958, 1960-1963, 1973
27 6 Bl-Broido undated, 1941-1944, 1946, 1950, 1952, 1958, 1961-1963, 1965-1972
  (contains French)   
27 7 Abraham H. and Grace Broido 1942-1944, 1953
27 8 Bella Broido 1929, 1940-1944, 1948-1950, 1964, 1970
27 9 David Broido 1942, 1944-1948
27 10 David Broido undated, 1949-1953, 1955-1956, 1958, 1960, 1962-1965, 1970
27 11 Henry Broido 1941-1944, 1946, 1950-1955, 1957, 1962, 1964-1966
27 12 Henry Broido - First Mortgage Correspondence 1937, 1939-1940, 1943-1954, 1957, 1965
27 13 Joseph Broido (see also: Bella Broido) 1945, 1949, 1953, 1959, 1961-1966, 1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
28 1 Leonard Broido 1942, 1944, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1952-1961, 1964-1965
28 2 Lucy Kaufmann Broido (contains photographs) undated, 1938-1940, 1943, 1946, 1949-1951, 1956-1957, 1959, 1965
  

Includes correspondence of Louis Broido with his wife as well as general correspondence and papers of Lucy K. Broido. Miscellaneous letters of Lucy Broido may also be found scattered throughout the collection.

(contains German) 
 
28 3 Morris Broido undated, 1924-1931, 1935
28 4 Theodore Broido (see also: Westport Hardware Inc. (Box 8), UAHC Miscellaneous Correspondence (Boxes 16-17)) 1941-1942, 1944-1950
28 5 Theodore Broido (see also: Westport Hardware Inc. (Box 8), UAHC Miscellaneous Correspondence (Boxes 16-17)) 1951-1955
28 6 Theodore Broido (see also: Westport Hardware Inc. (Box 8), UAHC Miscellaneous Correspondence (Boxes 16-17)) 1956-1968, 1971
  (contains Yiddish)   
28 7 Theodore Broido - Confidential Reports on WIP - Correspondence 1945-1946
28 8 Theodore Broido - Miscellaneous 1945, 1947, 1951-1953
28 9 Browdy-Byrne 1941-1944, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962-1964, 1967-1971
28 10 C 1941-1947, 1950-1954, 1957-1972
28 11 D-Dn 1943, 1945-1948, 1954, 1957-1970
28 12 George, Doris and Mary Dowling 1940-1947, 1951, 1954, 1956-1958, 1961-1963, 1966-1967, 1969-1970
28 13 Dp-Dy 1942, 1947, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1958-1960, 1962, 1964-1970
BoxFolderTitleDate
29 1 E-Ek 1940-1941, 1945, 1947, 1949-1951, 1955-1956, 1959, 1961-1963, 1965-1966, 1969, 1971-1972
29 2 El-Ez 1945-1946, 1949-1952, 1955, 1962-1973
29 3 F 1941-1947, 1949, 1953-1954, 1956, 1958-1959, 1961-1965, 1967-1972
29 4 G-Goldb undated, 1941-1943, 1945-1956, 1960-1967, 1969-1970, 1973
29 5 Dr. Samuel Goldenson (see also: Temple Emanu-El, William Geoffrey (son)) 1928, 1933-1934, 1942, 1944-1950, 1952-1956, 1959
  

Contains correspondence regarding Samuel Goldenson; his son, William Geoffrey; and Temple Emanu-El.

 
29 6 Goldf-Gz 1936, 1941, 1943-1947, 1951-1956, 1960-1970, 1972
29 7 H 1941-1949, 1951-1954, 1957, 1960-1968
29 8 I 1936, 1941-1944, 1949, 1954, 1961-1963
29 9 J 1941-1943, 1946-1947, 1949-1951, 1954, 1956-1957, 1960, 1962-1965, 1969-1970
29 10 K-Kauf 1941, 1945, 1949, 1951, 1954, 1960, 1962-1965, 1968-1970
BoxFolderTitleDate
30 1 Arthur Kaufmann undated, 1936, 1941-1944, 1948-1953, 1956, 1958-1968, 1972
30 2 Kaufman, B. - Kz 1936, 1941-1955, 1957-1958, 1961-1969, 1971-1972
  (contains German)   
30 3 L undated, 1936, 1941, 1943-1947, 1949, 1951-1953, 1958-1965, 1967-1972
30 4 M undated, 1936, 1941, 1943-1955, 1959-1972
  (contains French)   
30 5 N-O 1941-1944, 1947, 1949, 1951-1952, 1961-1966, 1968-1972
30 6 P-Q undated, 1941-1944, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1953-1954, 1959-1963, 1965, 1968, 1973
30 7 R-Rosenbaum, I. 1941, 1943, 1945, 1947-1948, 1951, 1953-1954, 1956, 1959, 1961-1968, 1970-1972
30 8 Rosenbaum, Joseph S. 1936, 1941-1952, 1954-1958, 1960-1966
30 9 Rosenbaum, Rose (Mrs. Joseph) undated, 1936, 1941-1943, 1946-1947, 1949-1950, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1961-1962, 1967-1968
30 10 Rosenbaum, S. - Rz 1942-1943, 1945, 1947-1948, 1950-1951, 1960-1965, 1967-1971
BoxFolderTitleDate
31 1 Sa-Sj undated, 1936, 1941-1945, 1947-1950, 1952-1953, 1960-1965, 1967, 1969-1971
31 2 Sk-Sz 1941-1943, 1946-1947, 1949-1955, 1959, 1961-1963, 1965-1966, 1969-1971
31 3 T 1944-1945, 1952-1953, 1958, 1960-1967, 1970
31 4 U-Wn 1936, 1941-1947, 1949, 1951-1953, 1955-1956, 1958, 1960-1967, 1969-1972
31 5 Wo-Z 1942-1947, 1950, 1959, 1961-1963, 1965-1973
  (contains French)   
31 6 Miscellaneous unidentified correspondence 1942, 1945-1946, 1949, 1961-1962
31 7 Congratulatory letters 1936
31 8 Birthday greetings (50th) 1945
31 9 Get Well Wishes 1968
31 10 Birthday greetings (75th) 1970
31 11 Re: Marriage to Dorothy Austrian (1 of 2) 1970-1971
31 12 Re: Marriage to Dorothy Austrian (2 of 2) 1970-1971
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Series VII: Telephone and Mail Diaries, 1962-1966

English.
Box 32.
Scope and Content:

This small series contains the telephone and mail diaries of Louis Broido from 1962 to 1966.

BoxFolderTitleDate
32 1 Telephone and Mail Diaries 1962-1963
32 2 Telephone and Mail Diaries 1964
32 3 Telephone and Mail Diaries 1965-1966
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Series VIII: Financial Affairs, 1926-1972

English.
Box 33.
Scope and Content:

The series contains income tax forms of Louis Broido, correspondence and legal papers regarding the income taxes, legal papers from Broido v. Internal Revenue, and miscellaneous contributions.

BoxFolderTitleDate
33 1 Income Tax Forms 1926-1937
33 2 Income Tax Forms 1942-1964
33 3 Income Taxes: Correspondence and Legal Papers 1937-1939, 1942-1943, 1946-1947, 1949, 1960, 1963, 1970
33 4 Broido v. Internal Revenue 1949, 1953, 1955-1956, 1958-1959, 1961
33 5 Miscellaneous contributions 1940-1941, 1943-1945, 1949-1950, 1952-1954, 1957-1959, 1961-1964
33 6 Miscellaneous contributions 1965-1972
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Series IX: Biographical Information, undated, 1919, 1925, 1936, 1944-1945, 1949-1950, 1952-1954, 1956-1957, 1960-1971, 1975-1976

English.
Box 34.
Scope and Content:

This series contains biographical information on Louis Broido. It consists of miscellaneous newspaper clippings and press releases, miscellaneous photographs, and miscellaneous brochures.

BoxFolderTitleDate
34 1 Biographical vitae undated, 1925, 1936, 1944, 1961, 1963, 1966-1967, 1969
34 2 Miscellaneous newspaper clippings and press releases 1936, 1945, 1949-1950, 1952-1954, 1956, 1960-1965
34 3 Miscellaneous newspaper clippings and press releases 1966-1971
34 4 Miscellaneous photographs (15 negatives have been separated to the Photographs collection) undated, 1919, 1960, 1962, 1964-1967, 1975-1976
34 5 Miscellaneous brochures re: Louis Broido undated, 1954, 1956-1957, 1960-1967, 1969, 1971
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