Guide to the Jewish Labor Committee collection, undated, 1933-1969

*I-377

Reprocessed by Adina Anflick

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Descriptive Summary

Creator:Jewish Labor Committee
Title:Jewish Labor Committee collection
Dates:undated, 1933-1969
Abstract:This collection contains correspondence, brochures, memorandum, pamphlets, fliers, invitations, reports, programs and press releases. The documents in this collection describe issues concerning the Holocaust, Jewish resistance, European labor concerns, the Jewish Labor Movement in America and anti-communism and Soviet Jewry. Included are invitations, programs and general information concerning miscellaneous concerts, conventions, symposia, and summer fellowships. A brochure regarding the Jewish Labor Committee's Child Adoption Program and materials relating to the Women's Division and Workmen's Circle also are found in the collection. In addition the collection contains publications issued by other organizations, including: American Federation of Labor, American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress, Friends of Democracy, National Community Relations Advisory Council, United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, and the United States Displaced Persons Commission.
Languages: The collection is in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Yiddish.
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet (3 manuscript boxes)
Identification:I-377
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Historical Note

The Jewish Labor Committee was founded on February 25, 1934. Its first efforts were directed toward relieving the suffering of the victims of Nazi terror, participating in rescue work, and supporting the growing anti-Nazi labor resistance movement in Europe. Eventually, JLC became an organization that would articulate the Jewish perspective and interests of American Jewish workers on issues of national and international importance. JLC serves as a bridge between Jewish workers and the trade union movement. It was active in the civil rights movement, the struggle for Soviet Jewry, and often acts as organized labor’s representative involving racial and religious issues. The Jewish Labor Committee manages activities in the area of social justice, civil and human rights, Yiddish-speaking programs and programs of Jewish cultural and Jewish defense.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence, brochures, memorandum, pamphlets, fliers, invitations, reports, programs and press releases. The documents in this collection describe issues concerning the Holocaust, Jewish resistance, European labor concerns, the Jewish Labor Movement in America and anti-communism and Soviet Jewry. Included are invitations, programs and general information concerning miscellaneous concerts, conventions, symposia, and summer fellowships. A brochure regarding the Jewish Labor Committee's Child Adoption Program and materials relating to the Women's Division and Workmen's Circle also are found in the collection. In addition the collection contains publications issued by other organizations, including: American Federation of Labor, American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress, Friends of Democracy, National Community Relations Advisory Council, United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, and the United States Displaced Persons Commission.

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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); Jewish Labor Committee collection; I-377; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives of the Tamiment Institute Library, New York University, October 1997.

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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.

 

Jewish Labor Committee collection, undated, 1933-1977, 1991

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Yiddish.
1.5 linear feet. Boxes 1-3.
BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Activities on Behalf of European Jewry undated, 1933-1950, 1991
  (contains Yiddish and Italian)   
1 2 Anti-Discrimination Department, miscellaneous material 1944, 1946-1947, 1949-1951, 1957-1960, 1969
1 3 Anti-Discrimination Department, miscellaneous material undated
1 4 Anti-Communism and Soviet Jewry, miscellaneous material 1941, 1948-1951
  (contains Yiddish)   
1 5 Anti-Communism and Soviet Jewry, miscellaneous material undated, 1952-1953, 1959, 1962, 1965, 1968, 1971
  (contains Yiddish)   
1 6 Bulletins, Facts and Opinions 1949-1951, 1973
  (contains Yiddish)   
1 7 Child Adoption Program, “Our Children” undated
  (contains Yiddish, French, Italian, Spanish)   
1 8 Concerts, symposia and other events undated, 1945, 1947, 1951, 1957, 1963, 1968, 1977
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 1 Conventions, miscellaneous material 1935, 1938, 1941, 1946, 1949
  (contains Yiddish)   
2 2 Conventions, miscellaneous material 1950-1951, 1957, 1960, 1965, 1969
  (contains Yiddish)   
2 3 Correspondence 1950, 1956, 1959
2 4 Publicity, miscellaneous materials undated, 1954
2 5 Women’s Division, Bulletins, ORT News 1954-1955
2 6 Workmen’s Circle, miscellaneous material 1950-1951, 1963, 1967
  (contains Yiddish)   
2 7 Publications, other agencies: All-Harlem Youth Conference 1948
2 8 Publications, other agencies: American Council of Voluntary Agencies for Foreign Service, Report, “The Problem of the Displaced Persons” 1946
2 9 Publications, other agencies: American Federation of Labor-CIO undated, 1963, 1967
2 10 Publications, other agencies: American Jewish Committee 1956, 1960, 1962, 1964
2 11 Publications, other agencies: American Jewish Congress undated, 1948
2 12 Publications, other agencies: The Challenge of Hate, by A.R. Lerner and Herbert Poster 1946
2 13 Publications, other agencies: Discrimination and Anti-Semitism related undated, 1938-1939, 1941, 1966
2 14 Publications, other agencies: Ellis Island Committee, Report 1934
2 15 Publications, other agencies: Friends of Democracy undated
2 16 Publications, other agencies: Gamal Nasser, Egypt related undated, 1956
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 1 Publications, other agencies: Jewish Welfare Board (related to Jewish Community Centers) 1948
3 2 Publications, other agencies: Labor Chest undated
3 3 Publications, other agencies: National Committee on Post-War Immigration Policy 1946
3 4 Publications, other agencies: National Community Relations Advisory Council 1947, 1966, 1968
3 5 Publications, other agencies: New Zionist Organization, ZioNews 1942
3 6 Publications, other agencies: Roumanian Labor League of America 1949-1950
3 7 Publications, other agencies: United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration 1946-1947
3 8 Publications, other agencies: US Department of State undated, 1946-1948
3 9 Publications, other agencies: US Displaced Persons Commission, The Final Report 1952
3 10 Publications, other agencies: World Jewish Congress 1941-1942, 1953
3 11 Publications, other agencies: World War II and Displaced Persons related 1931, 1935, 1940, 1944, 1946, 1948-1949, 1952, 1956
  (contains German, Yiddish)   
3 12 Publications, other agencies: Articles and news clippings undated, 1936, 1941-1943, 1953, 1960-1961, 1966
3 13 Publications, other agencies: Pamphlets, assorted undated, 1941
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