I.L. Peretz Yiddish Writers' Union Records,
1903-1973

RG 701

Processed by Marek Web. Additional processing by Rachel Harrison as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation.

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Rachel S. Harrison in June 2009. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: I.L. Peretz Yiddish Writers' Union
Title: I.L. Peretz Yiddish Writers' Union Records
Dates:1903-1973
Abstract: This collection contains the minutes, correspondence and financial records of the I.L. Peretz Yiddish Writers’ Union from its founding in 1915 until 1973. Among the correspondence is a fair amount concerning the Fund for Jewish Refugee Writers, unions and union grievances, requests for aid from Jewish writers and activists in New York and abroad, and labor disputes and strikes.
Languages: The bulk of the collection is in English and Yiddish. A few items are in Russian, German, Hebrew, Polish, and Spanish.
Quantity: 20 linear feet
Identification: RG 701
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Historical Note

The I.L. Peretz Yiddish Writers’ Union (YWU), also sometimes called the Jewish Writers’ Union, was founded in New York in 1915 as a labor and mutual aid organization for Yiddish journalists. Its first president was Hillel Rogoff, of Forverts, and its first secretary was Joseph Margoshes, of Tog. The Union represented all Yiddish writers and journalists at the three major New York City Yiddish papers, Tog, Morgn Zhurnal and Forverts. The Yiddish Writers’ Union was a member of the United Hebrew Trades, an association of Jewish labor unions in New York City. The Union participated in strikes and labor disputes and fought for job security, severance pay benefits and a minimum wage for Yiddish journalists. In November 1939, together with the Jewish Labor Committee, the Union decided to found a Fund for Jewish Refugee Writers, a relief fund for Yiddish writers in Europe as well as for American members in financial need. The Fund was ultimately established in January 1940. This Fund conducted a one-time emergency appeal among Yiddish writers in America and their supporters and readers. Through the efforts of this Fund, the Union was able to sponsor the immigration of several thousand writers and political and cultural activists and also to send money to those writers whom they were unable to bring over. In 1929 the Union had 200 members. Although the Union continued to be active in labor disputes after World War II, its membership declined steadily. While still in existence in the 1980s, the Yiddish Writers’ Union had relinquished much of its role as a labor union and functioned primarily as a literary association.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains meeting minutes, financial reports 1929-1972, dues ledgers and other bookkeeping books, correspondence with individuals, organizations and publishers, salary lists, financial statements, newspaper clippings, press releases, scrapbooks, photographs of members, account statements from companies, banks and brokers, and manuscripts and questionnaires from various countries for a YWU yearbook.

Some of the topics in this collection include the Fund for Jewish Refugee Writers, various Works Progress Administration projects, fundraising campaigns, requests for aid for individual refugees in Europe, Cuba, Japan, Shanghai, England, and Palestine, complaints and charges of members, contract and labor disputes, strikes, and Union reports.

Among the organizations represented are the National Refugee Service, Jewish Welfare Federations, Newspaper Guild, United Jewish Appeal, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, World Federation of Journalists, New York State Department of Labor, Conference of Jewish Journalists, Jewish Labor Bund, Central Yiddish Culture Organization, Tog, Jewish Daily Forward, Freie Arbeiter Stimme, HIAS, Keneder Odler, Jewish Labor Committee, Morgn Zhurnal, Jewish National Workers’ Alliance, Yidishe Velt (Philadelphia), Fund for Jewish Refugee Writers, Kinder Zhurnal, Morgn Freiheit, ORT, Workmen’s Circle, and YIVO. Correspondents include: Baal Makhshoves (Isidor Eliashev), Shlomo Bickel, Menahem Boraisha, Reuben Brainin, Abraham Cahan, Simon Dubnow, Ossip Dymow, Alexander Harkavy, David Ignatoff, H. Leivick, Kalman Marmor, Alexander Mukdoni, Shmuel Niger, David Pinski, Melech Ravitch, Abraham Reisen, Zalman Reisen, Zalman Shneur, Lamed Shapiro, Jacob Shatzky, Baruch Vladeck, Max Weinreich, and Chaim Zhitlowsky. These papers constitute the complete archive of the Yiddish Writers Union from its founding until 1973, including a 1903 minute book of the Jewish Press Club, a predecessor organization.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged in 8 series. In general, the collection was left as it was when it came in from the Yiddish Writers’ Union. Some reorganization of the early correspondence files appears to have taken place during the original processing and routine financial documents, such as paid bills and check stubs, were discarded. The minutes and financial files are arranged chronologically, while the correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent, topic or format. This order has been standardized in the finding aid, although the folders themselves have not been moved. The names of the miscellaneous correspondents in Series VIII have been transliterated and intellectually rearranged in Latin alphabetical order. Yiddish names have been transliterated according to YIVO standards except when the individual is known in English by another spelling. Additionally, if the name appeared in Latin letters anywhere within the folder, that spelling was used rather than a standard transliteration. Organizations and periodicals have been translated and, when not generally known by its English name, the Yiddish name follows in parentheses. The materials were originally divided into eight series and a four-part addendum, consisting of folders 721-748. The materials from that addendum have been intellectually integrated into the original series. The addendum materials integrated into Series I and Series II have been incorporated chronologically, while those in Series VIII have been incorporated alphabetically.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to researchers. Permission to publish part or parts of the collection must be obtained from the YIVO Archives.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
email: archives@yivo.cjh.org

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Related Material

The YIVO Archives has the collections of many of the members of the Yiddish Writers’ Union, including the Papers of Leon Feinberg, RG 601; the Papers of Shmuel Niger, RG 360; The Papers of Mendel Osherowitch, RG 725; and the Papers of Alexander Seldin, RG 433. The American Jewish Historical Society Archives has the Papers of Boris Smolar, P-588 (AJHS). The YIVO library also has several books published by the Yiddish Writers’ Union, including Jewish Families and Family Circles of New York, The Communist Conspiracy Against the Jewish Press: The Case of the Jewish Writers’ Union Against the New York Newspaper Guild, and Seventy-Five Years Yiddish Press in the United States of America, edited by Jacob Glatstein, Shmuel Niger and Hillel Rogoff.

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Separated Material

Photographs have been removed to the YIVO Photo Archive.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); I.L. Peretz Yiddish Writers Union Records; RG 701; box number; folder number; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

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Acquisition Information

Given to YIVO by the Yiddish Writer’s Union in a series of installments in 1974.

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Processing Information

The collection was originally processed by Marek Web circa 1975. Additional processing was completed in June 2009.

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Access Points

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Container List

 

Series I: Minutes, 1903, 1919-1972

18 folders
Arrangement:

This series is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

This series contains minutes of meetings of the general staff and of the executive committee and a 1903 minute book from the Jewish Press Club, a predecessor organization to the Yiddish Writers’ Union. Folders 721-727 consist of minutes and were originally found in addendum part A.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Minute book of Jewish Press Club 1903
  

gift of Joshua Rotenberg of New York

 
1 2 Minute book 1919-1925
  

in addition to the minutes bound in the book there are a few sessions recorded on loose sheets, the loose sheets generally cover meetings of the executive committee

 
1 3 Minutes of executive committee 1924-1926
  

on loose sheets

 
1 4 Minutes and notes 1926-1927
  

detailed transcripts of meetings and some other notes

 
1 5 Minutes 1931-1934
  

both regular meetings and executive committee, pages are numbered 141-212, originally pasted into the same volume as newspaper clipping scrapbook, archivally removed and placed in folder

 
1 6 Minutes of executive committee 1934-1936
  

minutes from 1934-1936, on loose sheets, also includes a few letters (one dated 1936)

 
1 7 Minutes of executive committee 1936-1937
  

loose sheets, includes some other materials and notes

 
1 8 Minutes of executive committee 1936-1939
  

executive committee and "small" executive committee, also includes inter-staff meetings

 
1 9 Minutes 1939-1940
  

includes both general meetings and executive committee, loose pages

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
36 721 Minutes 1941-1950
  

bound in volume, executive and general meetings

 
36 722 Minutes 1950-1954
  

bound in volume, executive and general meetings, etc.

 
36 723 Minutes 1954-1956
  

loose sheets, executive and general meetings

 
36 724 Minutes 1956-1958
  

also a few meetings from 1951, loose sheets, executive and general meetings

 
36 725 Minutes 1958-1961
  

loose handwritten sheets, executive and general meetings

 
36 726 Minutes 1962-1966
  

loose sheets, a few handwritten, general and executive board meetings

 
36 727 Minutes 1966-1969
  

November 1966 until December 1968, also September 30, 1969

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
1 9A Minutes 1970-1972
  

includes both general meetings and executive committee, loose sheets, some handwritten

 
1 9B Minutes undated
  

loose sheets, some handwritten

 
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Series II: Finances, 1917-1972

69 folders
Arrangement:

This series is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

This series is made up of financial reports 1929-1972, dues ledgers, expense and income cashbooks, and some membership information. Folders 728-736 and 746-748 contain ledgers and cashbooks originally found in addendum parts B and D.

Subseries 1: Financial Reports, 1929-1972

39 folders
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 10 Financial reports 1929-1931
2 11 Financial reports 1932
  

three copies with supplementary materials

 
2 12 Financial reports 1932
2 13 Financial reports 1932-1933
2 14 Financial reports 1933
2 15 Financial reports 1933-1934
  

in Yiddish, two copies

 
2 16 Financial reports 1934-1935
  

in Yiddish, two copies

 
2 17 Financial reports 1935
2 18 Financial reports 1935-1936
2 19 Financial reports 1936
2 20A Financial reports 1944-1945
2 20 Financial reports 1945-1946
  

two copies

 
2 21 Financial reports 1946-1947
  

two copies

 
2 22 Financial reports 1946-1947
  

two copies

 
2 23 Financial reports 1947-1948
2 24 Financial reports 1948-1949
  

also includes account of rescue fund

 
2 25 Financial reports 1949-1950
  

two copies

 
2 26 Financial reports 1950
  

two copies

 
2 27 Financial reports 1951-1952
  

two copies

 
2 28 Financial reports 1952-1953
  

two copies

 
2 29 Financial reports 1953-1954
  

two copies

 
2 30 Financial reports 1954-1955
2 31 Financial reports 1955-1956
  

two copies

 
2 32 Financial reports 1956-1957
  

two copies

 
2 33 Financial reports 1957-1958
2 34 Financial reports 1958-1959
  

two copies

 
2 35 Financial reports 1959-1960
  

also includes membership list

 
2 36 Financial reports 1960-1961
  

also includes expense list for aid to needy writers

 
2 37 Financial reports 1961-1962
2 38 Financial reports 1962-1963
2 39 Financial reports 1963-1964
  

two copies

 
2 40 Financial reports 1964-1965
  

with supplementary material

 
2 41 Financial reports 1965-1966
  

includes list of members deceased during the year

 
2 42 Financial reports 1966-1967
  

includes balance on membership gains and losses, two copies

 
2 43 Financial reports 1967-1968
  

two copies

 
2 44 Financial reports 1968-1969
  

two copies, includes supplementary material

 
2 45 Financial reports 1969-1970
  

two copies

 
2 46 Financial reports 1970-1971
  

two copies

 
2 47 Financial reports 1971-1972

Subseries 2: Ledgers, 1917-1945

30 folders
BoxFolderTitleDate
39 746 Ledger 1917
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 48 Cashbook 1917-1923
3 49 Ledger 1917-1923
  

concerns dues

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
39 747 Ledger 1918
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 50 Cashbook 1920-1921
3 51 Cashbook 1920-1922
3 52 Cashbook and record of ticket sales 1922-1923
BoxFolderTitleDate
4 53 Cashbook and record of ticket sales 1923-1925
4 54 Ledger 1923-1926
  

concerns dues

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
39 748 Cashbook 1923-1926
BoxFolderTitleDate
4 55 Cashbook 1925-1926
4 56 Ledger 1930-1936
  

contains notes on loose sheets in addition to entries in book itself

 
4 57 Ledger of receipts and expenses 1931-1937
4 58 Ledger 1936-1945
  

trial balances

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
38A 728 Cashbook 1937-1943
  

expenses and income, oversize

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
5 59 Ledger 1937-1944
5 60 Cashbook for sales of book on Landsmanshaftn 1938
  

credit accounts

 
5 61 Cashbook for sales of book on Landsmanshaftn 1938
5 62 Ledger 1940-1941
  

concerns membership dues

 
5 63 Cash receipts book of Fund for Jewish Refugee Writers 1941-1944
BoxFolderTitleDate
38A 729 Cashbook 1943-1949
  

expenses and income, oversize

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
37 735 Cashbook 1944-1950
  

special fund of some sort

 
37 736 Cashbook - Rescue Fund for Jewish Refugee Writers 1946-1949
  

some individual accounts in back

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
38A 730 Cashbook 1949-1954
  

expenses and income, includes list of new members 1947 etc., oversize

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
39 734 Dues ledger 1949-1960
  

includes some attached and loose sheets

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
38B 731 Cashbook 1954-1960
  

expenses and income, oversize

 
38B 732 Cashbook 1960-1966
  

expenses and income, oversize

 
38B 733 Cashbook 1966-1972
  

expenses and income, bill for dues, oversize

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
5 64 Tax list of membership undated
5 65 Cashbook undated
  

contains notes on loose sheets as well as entries in book (1930s)

 
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Series III: Correspondence, 1911-1941

214 folders
Arrangement:

This series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent, topic or document type.

Scope and Content:

This series consists of correspondence with Jewish writers and organizations, including the Fund for Suffering Writers in Europe, the Works Progress Administration and the Workmen’s Circle.

BoxFolderTitleDate
6 66 "A" 1922, 1936-1940
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
6 67 Abramovitch, Nadiezda 1927
  

Mendele Mokher Seforim's daughter, Odessa

 
6 68 Abramowitz, B. 1938
  

paris

 
6 69 Ackerman, B. undated
  

complaint against S. Erdman

 
6 70 Adler, J. 1927
  

Lakewood, NJ

 
6 71 Ajzenszlos, A. 1927-1930
  

Warsaw

 
6 72 Al Guriah 1939-1940
  

New York

 
6 74 Almi, A. 1921-1938
  

Montreal, New York

 
6 75 Arnstein, Mark 1921
  

New York

 
6 76 Arrangements with artists on their participation in Union's cultural affairs 1938-1939
6 73 Asch, Sholem 1940
  

letter of March 20, 1940 signed by Opatoshu, leivick and Niger condemning the anti-Asch campaign

 
6 78 Asen, Abraham 1938
  

New York

 
6 77 Association of Jewish Journalists and Authors in England 1929
6 79 Auerbach, Ephraim undated
6 106 "B" 1920-1940
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
6 80 Baal Makhshoves (Isidor Eliashev) 1921
  

Kovno

 
6 81 Bank, Joseph 1931
  

New York

 
6 82 Baranowski, K. 1928-1930
  

Paris

 
6 83 Barzilai, A.J. undated
6 84 Basin, M. undated
6 85 Bassein, L. 1920-1927
  

New York

 
6 86 Beller, Jacob 1935
  

New York

 
6 87 Ben-Ami, Chaim-Mordechai (Rabinovitch) 1921
6 88 Berkowitz, J.D. 1920-1927
  

New York

 
6 89 Berman, Harold 1927
6 90 Berman, Louis 1926-1939
  

Lodz, New York

 
6 91 Bialostotzky, B.J. undated
6 92 Bickel, Shlomo 1940
  

New York

 
6 94 Birnbaum, Nathan 1921
  

New York

 
6 93 Biro-Bidjan, delegation to 1936
  

referendum ballot on joining the delegation together with the Yiddish PEN Club and the Proletpen

 
6 95 Birstein, Moshe 1940
  

Roxbury

 
6 96 Bloch, Joshua 1926-1927
  

New York, correspondence related to the NY Public Library, Jewish Division

 
6 97 Board of Education 1936-1940
  

New York

 
6 98 Bookstein, A. 1928-1930
  

New York

 
6 100 Boraisha, Menachem 1925-1938
  

New York

 
6 99 Borodulin, L. 1926-1927
  

New York

 
6 101 Brainin, Reuben 1919-1939
  

also correspondence with Joseph Brainin, R.B.'s son

 
6 102 Broderson, Moshe 1921
  

Warsaw, an appeal to support the literary group Young Yiddish, signed by M. Broderson, U.Z. Grinberg, I.Stern, I.I. Trunk and I. Katzenelson

 
6 103 Brzoza Publishing House 1926
  

Warsaw, request for support

 
6 104 Buchwald, Nathan 1928
  

complaint by A. Mukdoni against N.B.

 
6 105 Bund 1921, 1937
6 107 "C" 1926-1939
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
6 108 Cahan, Abe 1930-1931
  

New York

 
6 109 Central Yiddish Culture Organization (CYCO) 1938-1940
  

New York

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
13 279 Circulars 1920-1939
BoxFolderTitleDate
6 110 Club of Jewish Authors and Journalists in Palestine 1929
6 113 Cohen, Joel 1935
6 114 Cohn, Zvi 1921-1929
  

New York

 
6 111 Commercial Artists and Designers Union 1937
  

New York

 
6 112 Conference for Yiddish 1931
  

New York, organized by the YWU, the folder contains correspondence with participants and texts of speeches

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
7 115 "D" 1929-1940
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
7 116 Day (Tog) 1935-1940
7 117 Dolitzky, M.M. 1927-1928
  

Los Angeles

 
7 118 Dubnow, Simon 1931
  

Berlin

 
7 119 Dues 1926-1929
  

bills, correspondence, receipts

 
7 120 Dues 1935-1940
7 121 Dymow, Ossip 1929
7 129 "E" 1926-1937
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
7 122 Edelheit, M. 1920
  

Binghamton, NY

 
7 123 Edlin, William 1920, 1935
7 124 Emergency Relief Bureau 1926, 1935-1937
  

New York, statements of support of relief cases of YWU members

 
7 125 Enteen, Joel 1926-1927
  

New York

 
7 126 Erdberg, S. 1934-1936
  

New York

 
7 127 Ernst, S. 1928
  

Tel Aviv

 
7 128 Expenses and income 1935-1936
  

miscellaneous statements

 
7 130 "F" 1920-1940
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
7 131 Feinberg, L. 1939-1940
  

New York

 
7 133 Folk Getzeig campaign 1930
7 132 Forem, L. 1935
  

New York

 
7 134 Forward 1935-1939
  

job matters

 
7 135 Frank, Herman 1926-1929
  

New York

 
7 136 Freie Arbeiter Stimme (Free Voice of Labor) 1937-1940
7 137 Frishman, Lili 1927-1939
7 138 Shimon Frug Club 1928-1929
  

Toronto

 
7 141 Fund for Jewish Refugee Writers 1938-1939
7 139 Fund for Sick and Needy Writers 1928
  

correspondence on raising the funds

 
7 140 Fund for Unemployed Jewish Writers 1931
  

ball

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
8 142 "G" 1920-1940
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
8 143 General membership meetings 1937-1940
  

circulars and correspondence

 
8 144 Ginsburg, S.M. 1934-1937
  

New York

 
8 145 Glassman, Boruch 1926-1939
8 146 Goldberg, Noah 1936
  

New York

 
8 155 "H" 1921-1940
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
8 148 Half-Moon Hotel 1939
  

Coney Island, an evening for unemployed writers

 
8 149 Harkavy, Alexander 1926-1927, 1938-1939
8 147 Haynt (Today) 1927
  

Warsaw, the statement on the newspaper's stand in the argument over Yiddish secular schools in Poland

 
8 150 Hebrew-American Typographical Union 1925-1928, 1939-1940
8 151 Heimish Vinkel Literary Award 1928
  

New York

 
8 152 HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) 1926-1928
  

correspondence on YWU participation in the Advisory Council to HIAS

 
8 153 Hirshbein, Peretz 1926-1929
  

telegram protesting Haynt's campaign against Yiddish secular schools in Poland

 
8 154 Horowitz, Isaac 1935-1940
  

New York

 
8 157 "I" 1926-1939
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
8 156 Ignatoff, David 1927
  

New York

 
8 163 "J" 1925-1940
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
8 158 Jaffe, Joseph 1937
  

New York

 
8 159 Jewish Daily Eagle (Keneder Odler) 1927-1937
  

Montreal

 
8 160 Jewish Labor Committee 1937-1941
8 161 Jewish Landsmanshaftn in New York 1937-1940
  

book orders and correspondence

 
8 162 Jewish Landsmanshaftn in New York undated
  

list of the landsmanshaftn

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
9 164 Jewish Morning Journal (Morgn Zhurnal) 1933-1939
  

correspondence on the merger with the Day

 
9 165 Jewish National Workers Alliance (Yiddish Nationaler Arbeiter Farband) 1927-1937
9 166 Jewish Press Jubilee Banquet 1932
  

invitations and responses from recipients, letters from New York Times, New York Herald Tribune, New York Evening Sun, New York Evening Post, New York American, Henry Moskowitz, New York City Board of Education, David L. Podell, Nathan D. Perlman, World Telegram, Nathan Ratnoff, George Z. Medalie, Israel Matz, Louis Lipsky, Julian W. Mack, Metropolitan News, Adolph Lewisohn, Herbert Lehman, and others

 
9 167 Jewish Teachers Seminary 1935
9 169 Jewish Telegraphic Agency vs. I. Parsky 1934-1939
9 168 Jewish Telegraphic Agency vs. I. Parsky and Aleph Katz 1934-1935
9 170 Jewish World (Yiddishe Welt) 1926-1937
  

Philadelphia

 
9 171 Jewish Writers and Artists Ball 1924
  

invitations and responses from the recipients, correspondence on tickets sale

 
9 172 Jewish Writers Fund for Suffering Writers in Europe 1920-1921
  

correspondence on raising funds, letters from Boris Bogen of the JDC, European Bureau

 
9 173 Judische Sonderschau der Pressa (Jewish Special Review of the Press) exhibition 1928
  

Koln, letters from Ben Adir, who was in charge of the Jewish Section of the International Press Exhibition

 
9 184 "K" 1921-1940
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
9 174 Kader, Boris 1937
9 175 Kaluschiner, J.L. 1935-1940
  

New York

 
9 176 Karpilov, Miriam 1928-1930
9 177 Katz, Moshe 1937
  

Philadelphia

 
9 178 Kinder Zhurnal (Children's Journal) 1935-1940
9 179 Klein, Alfred 1928
  

New York

 
9 180 Koigen, David 1928
  

Berlin

 
9 181 Krim, Abba 1927, 1939-1940
9 182 Krul, Chaim 1926, 1939
  

New York

 
9 183 Kval Verlag (Kval Publishing House) 1920-1921
  

Vienna

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
10 189 "L" 1920-1937
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
10 185 Labor Temple 1936-1938
  

correspondence on renting the LT auditorium for YWU meetings

 
10 186 League for Rights of Yiddish in Palestine 1935-1936
10 187 Leivick, H. 1937
10 188 Lewin, S. 1936-1937
  

New York

 
10 198 "M" 1921-1940
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
10 190 Marmor, Kalman 1926-1929
  

Crotona, NY

 
10 191 Marx, Ernst 1938-1939
  

Berlin

 
10 192 Melamed, Moshe 1926-1929
  

Philadelphia

 
10 193 Membership applications 1926-1929
10 194 Membership applications 1936-1940
10 195 Membership lists 1935-1936
  

miscellaneous

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
13 277 Miscellaneous 1916-1940
BoxFolderTitleDate
10 196 Morning Freedom (Morgn Freiheit) 1927-1928
  

formerly Freiheit

 
10 197 Mukdoni, A. 1927, 1937
10 204 "N" 1926-1940
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
10 199 Nadir, Moshe 1928, 1940
10 200 Najman, J.M. 1938
  

Warsaw

 
10 201 National Labor Committee for the Jewish Workers in Palestine 1927-1939
10 202 Newspaper Guild of N.Y. 1934-1939
10 203 Niger, Shmuel 1924-1937
10 207 "O" 1926-1939
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
10 205 Office Workers Union 1935
  

strike at the Day and the Jewish American

 
10 206 ORT (The Society for Trades and Agricultural Labor) 1927-1939
10 214 "P" 1926-1940
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
10 208 Peretz, Helena Nechama 1932-1937
  

Warsaw, Tel Aviv

 
10 209 Pinski, David 1927-1930
10 211 Publicity 1937-1938
  

releases on miscellaneous YWU cultural affairs

 
10 212 Publicity 1939-1940
  

releases on miscellaneous YWU cultural affairs

 
10 213 Publicity 1940-1941
  

releases on miscellaneous YWU cultural affairs

 
10 210 Publicity undated
  

releases on miscellaneous YWU cultural affairs

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
11 228 "R" 1917-1940
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
11 215 Ravitch, Melech 1939-1941
11 216 Reisen, Abraham 1926-1938
11 217 Reisen, Sara 1927-1938
  

New York

 
11 218 Reisen, Zalman 1927-1930
  

Vilna 1927 - New York 1930

 
11 219 Relief Committee for the Jewish Schools in Poland 1936-1937
11 220 Requests for support 1926-1940
11 221 Revutzky, A. 1926, 1939
  

New York

 
11 222 Ribalov, Menachem 1927, 1941
  

New York

 
11 223 Riblin, M. 1935-1937
  

chairman of the staff committee of the Day

 
11 224 Rivkin, Boruch 1933-1940
  

New York

 
11 225 Roback, A.A. 1928-1935
  

Cambridge

 
11 226 Rubeni, A. 1927-1928
  

Jerusalem

 
11 227 Rudoy, Pincus 1927-1937
  

New York

 
11 243 "S" 1926-1941
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
11 229 Sarasohn, Ezekiel 1927-1928
  

publisher of Tageblatt

 
11 230 Schauss, H. 1927-1939
11 231 Schlamowitz, Albert 1936-1937
  

New York

 
11 232 Schneider, S. 1927-1928
  

Los Angeles

 
11 233 Schneur, Zalman 1931-1932
  

Paris

 
11 234 Schwartz, Maurice 1927-1928, 1938-1939
  

New York

 
11 235 Serdatzky, Yente 1935-1940
  

New York

 
11 236 Setzer, Samuel 1931-1939
  

New York

 
11 237 Shapir, B. and Chaim Nachman Bialik 1927
  

Tel Aviv, also letters from Bialik

 
11 238 Shapiro, Lamed 1939-1941
11 239 Shatzky, Jacob 1921-1929
11 240 Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute 1937-1940
11 241 Sociedad de Escritores y Periodistas Israelitas (Society for Jewish Writers and Journalists) 1928
  

Buenos Aires

 
11 242 Stencl, A.N. 1937
  

London

 
11 246 "T" 1921-1940
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
11 244 Tolush 1936-1938
11 245 Treasury Department 1935-1941
  

Washington, D.C.

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
12 251 "U" 1937-1940
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
12 247 United Hebrew Trades 1926, 1937
12 248 United Jewish Appeal 1939
12 249 United Palestine Appeal 1939-1940
12 250 Universal Jewish Encyclopedia 1936
  

Paris

 
12 254 "V" 1928-1929
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
12 252 Viliatzer, Jonah 1937
  

New York, correspondence on proposal of a group insurance plan for the YWU members

 
12 253 Vladeck, Boruch 1932-1938
  

New York

 
12 263 "W" 1926-1940
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
12 256 Weinper, Zishe 1939-1940
12 257 Weinreich, Dr. Max 1929, 1939
12 255 Weinstein, Berish 1937-1939
12 258 Workmans Circle 1924
  

Jewish Writers' ball, correspondence on tickets distribution among WC branches

 
12 259 Workmans Circle 1926-1936
12 261 Works Progress Administration 1935
  

Writers' Project applications

 
12 260 Works Progress Administration 1935-1939
  

correspondence on employing Jewish writers on various WPA projects, especially the Writers' Project

 
12 262 Works Progress Administration 1935-1940
  

Writers' Project materials

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
13 271 "Y" 1921-1939
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
13 264 Yehoash (Solomon Blumgarten) 1926
13 265 Yiddish Buch Geselschaft (Yiddish Book Society) 1937-1938
13 266 Yiddish Culture Society 1929-1935
13 267 Yiddishe Literaten Club (Yiddish Literary Club) 1911-1912
  

early letters and circulars

 
13 268 YIVO 1927-1928
  

Vilna

 
13 269 YIVO 1930-1939
  

American branch

 
13 270 YIVO 1935-1939
  

American branch, Central Jewish Library and Press Archives

 
13 278 "Z" 1926-1940
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
13 272 Zaar, Isaac 1926-1930
13 273 Zhitlowsky, Dr. Chaim 1932-1941
13 274 Zukerman, William 1930-1937
  

London

 
13 275 Zwiazek Literatow i Dziennikarzy Zydowskich (Association of Jewish Writers and Journalists) 1921-1939
  

Warsaw

 
13 276 Zwiazek Literatow i Dziennikarzy Zydowskich 1928, 1937-1938
  

Vilna

 
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Series IV: Fund for Jewish Refugee Writers – Correspondence, 1939-1946

83 folders
Arrangement:

This series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent, topic or document type.

Scope and Content:

This series includes materials about the Fund for Jewish Refugee Writers, particularly fundraising campaigns, individual contributors to the Fund, requests for aid for individual refugees in Europe, Cuba, Japan, Shanghai, England, and Palestine, correspondence with the National Refugee Service, and correspondence with Jewish Welfare Federations.

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14 280 Aid to Refugees 1940
  

letter about sending books

 
14 282 Assorted correspondence 1939-1941
  

letters to businessmen soliciting funds, letters concerning individual cases, letters arranging meetings, etc.

 
14 283 Bills for stationary 1941
14 284 Bills paid 1940-1942
  

mainly printing costs

 
14 287 Campaign correspondence 1942-1943
  

appeals to labor organizations, to individuals, welfare funds, etc., with some replies

 
14 285 Chagall case 1941
  

arrangements made for procuring visa for Marc Chagall

 
14 286 Chomsky case 1941
  

aid for transportation to the U.S. of Boruch Chomsky and family

 
14 288 Clippings 1939-1940
14 289A Contributors "A" 1940
14 289B Contributors "B" 1939-1940
14 289C Contributors "C" 1940
14 289D Contributors "D" 1940
14 289E Contributors "E" 1940
14 289F Contributors "F" 1940
14 289G Contributors "G" 1940
14 289H Contributors "H" 1940
14 289J Contributors "J" 1940
14 289K Contributors "K" 1939-1940
14 289L Contributors "L" 1940
14 289M Contributors "M" 1939-1940
14 289N Contributors "N" 1940
14 289P Contributors "P" 1940
14 289R Contributors "R" 1940
14 289S Contributors "S" 1940
14 289T Contributors "T" 1940
14 289U Contributors "U" 1940
14 289V-W Contributors "V-W" 1940
14 289Y-Z Contributors "Y-Z" 1940
14 289X Contributors unidentified 1939-1940
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15 290 European correspondence 1940
  

correspondence with Daniel Charney, letter about Itzik Manger, correspondence with Jacob Vigodsky (head of the Jewish community of Vilna) concerning Revisionist Zionists in Lithuania

 
15 291 Form letters and press releases 1940-1941
15 298 Fund 1939-1941
  

miscellaneous, letter from Simkha Schwartz in Nice, France, list of funds distributed, letters to newspaper editors

 
15 295 Fund 1940
  

letter from American Express and forms for aid to Jews in French territories

 
15 297 Fund 1940-1941
  

donations promised, correspondence with Boston

 
15 292 Fund 1940-1942
  

general, temporary, correspondence concerning financial matters, letters accompanying contributions, appeals on behalf of individuals

 
15 293 Fund 1940-1943
  

donations refused, letters to and from organizations

 
15 296 Fund 1941
  

food packages, list of recipients, correspondence with Anglo-American Transfer Company, order blanks

 
15 294 Fund 1942-1943
  

immediate attention, letter from jews in Shanghai, letter by M. Ravitch on behalf of Jews in USSR

 
15 299 Fund 1942-1944
  

money coming in, letters accompanying contributions, promises of later contributions, letters of thanks, mostly contributions from organizations

 
15 300 HIAS 1941-1943
  

cases of Szmul Szwerdorf, Szloma Rosenberg, Moshe Dluznowski and Marc Chagall

 
15 302 Individual contributions to Fund 1939-1941
  

three letters accompanying contributions

 
15 301 Individuals contacted for Fund 1939-1941
  

correspondence with Edward warburg and Sholem Asch

 
15 303 Jewish Labor Committee 1939-1941
  

correspondence about financial transactions and arrangements for visas and transportation

 
15 304 Jewish National Workers' Alliance 1940-1941
  

letters accompanying contributions from branches, appeal letter

 
15 305 Mailing lists 1939-1941
  

lists of heads of organizations, names copied from letterheards, lists of rabbis, names of organizations, directories, etc.

 
15 306 Minutes 1939-1941
  

meetings of executive and administrative committee of Fund

 
15 309 Organizations 1939-1941
  

letters, contributions and arrangements for migration

 
15 307 Organizations 1940-1941
  

contributions to Fund, letters accompanying contributions and other correspondence

 
15 308 Organizations 1940-1943
  

foreign organizations contacted for Fund, mainly Canada, South Africa, Palestine and Argentina

 
15 310 Out of town 1939-1940
  

Canada, mainly correspondence with Federation of Polish Jews and with United Jewish Refugee and War Relief Agencies

 
15 311 Out of town 1939-1940
  

Chicago, collections by Chicago Forward, Chicago Peretz Union, Yidisher Kurier

 
15 313 Out of town 1940-1941
  

Los Angeles, correspondence with S. Miller, H. Rosenblatt and others about fundraising

 
15 312 Out of town 1940-1943
  

Detroit, correspondence with various collectors, including E. Korman, Bernstein of the Detroit Forward and S. Bercovitch of Jewish Schools

 
15 314 Philadelphia 1940
  

correspondence with Eliezer L. Sherman concerning fundraising

 
15 315 President's Advisory Committee on Political Refugees 1941
  

correspondence concerning visa applications in individual cases, bills, etc.

 
15 316 Press releases 1941
  

copies

 
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16 317 Rabbis 1940
  

answers to Sholem Asch, letters to rabbis by Sholem Asch. their replies, contributions by rabbis and by many other individuals and organizations

 
16 325 Requests for aid 1939-1940
  

England, correspondence with Association of Jewish Journalists and Authors in England about refugees from Poland, telegrams, pleas for aid

 
16 322 Requests for aid 1939-1940
  

Vilna, lists of names, letters from Vilna, telegrams, letters about individuals in Vilna, letters from Association of Polish and Jewish Refugee Writers in Vilna

 
16 326 Requests for aid 1939-1941
  

France, letters from and on behalf of Jews in France, especially souther France, including E. Tcherikower, etc.

 
16 320 Requests for aid 1940
  

Poland, letters on behalf of individuals from HIAS in Warsaw, lists of needy people in Watsaw sent by Warsaw HIAS, letters by Americans with relatives in Poland, etc., especially P. Gilbert

 
16 323 Requests for aid 1940-1941
  

Casablanca, letters on behalf of individuals in casablanca and elsewhere in Morocco, especially B. Chomski, M. Dluznowski, S. Rozenberg, lists of names, letters from Morocco, with answers, telegrams

 
16 319 Requests for aid 1940-1941
  

Palestine, mostly correspondence with Palestine Hebrew Culture Fund and with Association of Palestine Journalists as well as individual refugees who had arrived in Palestine

 
16 321 Requests for aid 1940-1941
  

Toulouse, letters from Toulouse with lists of names, letters on their behalf, telegrams, letters from S, Bickel on behalf of the Toulouse writers

 
16 324 Requests for aid 1940-1942
  

Cuba, Finland, Latvia, and others, letters on behalf of refugees in Lisbon, Belgium, latvia, Japan, Italy, Shanghai, Romania, etc., letters from refugees and telegrams, correspondence with HIAS and National Refugee Service, cases include Walter Schlieper, Kalman Karlinsky, Salomon Dembitzer, Emil Sznajderman, Joseph Tunkel, G. Moscovics, Herbert Packsher, Richard Engel, Wanda Haber, etc.

 
16 318 Requests for aid 1940-1942
  

New York City, requests from New York on behalf of individuals in New York and elsewhere

 
16 327 Statements on the Campaign 1940-1942
  

financial statements, memorandum on activities, etc.

 
16 328 Theater benefit 1940
  

correspondence with prominent individuals, including letters from Andre Maurois, Albert Einstein, a Leon Fuchtwanger telegram, letters to Mrs. Roosevelt, Franz Werfel and others, contract for theater, other invitations to the benefit, letters of invitation signed by Sholem Asch

 
16 329 Theater benefit 1940
  

letters, tickets, answers, returning tickets, letters accompanying contributions

 
16 330 Theater benefit 1940
  

lists of payments made, box office statements, latters accompanying contributions, refusals to pay, requests to individuals to pay amounts owed

 
16 331 Theater benefit 1940
  

publicity, press releases, newspaper clippings, correspondence about publicity, material for Internal Revenue, lists of people to contact

 
16 332 Trade unions 1940
  

correspondence with unions about contributions

 
16 333 Visas undated
  

note about Moysey Kissl

 
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17 336 Welfare funds 1940-1942
  

refusals, letters of refusal from Jewish welfare federations

 
17 335 Welfare funds 1940-1945
  

pending, correspondence with Jewish welfare federations of various localities in the USA, including some refusals, applications for contributions

 
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16 334 Welfare funds 1940-1946
  

contributions, correspondence with Jewish welfare federations of various localities in the USA, including letters accompanying contributions

 
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17 339 Women's Committee 1941
  

contributions and raffles, letters to winners, publicity, etc.

 
17 340 Women's Committee 1941
  

letters sent, also lists of committee members

 
17 338 Women's Committee 1941-1942
  

correspondence, bills and receipts, list of executive committee members

 
17 337 Women's Committee undated
  

membership list, printing costs, raffle list

 
17 341 Workmen's Circle 1940-1941
  

letters accompanying contributions, some copies of letters sent

 
17 342 World Jewish Congress 1941
  

correspondence about bills for services in specific visa cases

 
17 343 Yiddish undated
  

rabbis, various Yiddish language press releases and appeals

 
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Series V: Correspondence (yellow series), 1935-1946

87 folders
Arrangement:

This series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent, topic or document type.

Scope and Content:

The correspondence in this series consists mainly of complaints and charges of members, salary scale lists, contract and labor disputes, correspondence between the Union and the Newspaper Guild, and information about newspaper strikes. There is also information about social and cultural events sponsored by the Yiddish Writers’ Union and correspondence with YWU members.

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17 344 Alien bonds 1940-1942
  

correspondence with insurance companies and with individuals requiring alien bonds, including letters accompanying payments for bonds

 
17 345 American Jewish Conference 1943-1945
  

correspondence concerning applications by Yiddish Writers' Union for representation in American Jewish Conference, including letters on their behalf, list of delegates to conference, credentials for Yiddish Writers' Union delegate, text of resolutions, memorandums, elections ballots, notices of meetings of conference, financial statements, etc.

 
17 345A American Jewish Congress 1941-1944
  

circulars, etc.

 
17 346 Answers to invitations 1941
  

invitations to speak at Union meetings with answers

 
17 347 Applications for membership 1941-1945
  

letters to applicants, lists of those approved with fees paid, letters of application, refusals

 
17 348 Asch, Sholem 1942
  

two letters from Asch

 
17 349 L. Berman case 1943-1944
  

correspondence concerning L. Berman's dismissal as an employee of the Common Council for American Unity and the Union's protest against it

 
17 350 British Labor Committee 1941
  

memorandum by the Jewish Labor Committee to British labor Party, requests for aid by American Labor Committee to Aid British Labor

 
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18 351 Chicago 1944
  

correspondence with I.L. Peretz Writers' Union, Chicago

 
18 352 Clippings of Cultural Evenings 1941-1943
18 354 Clippings 1944
  

Yiddish Writers' Union clippings

 
18 356 Committee of Jewish Writers and Artists 1944
  

letter and clippings concerning dispute between H. Leivick and I. Feffer

 
18 355 Committee of 150 1941
  

lists of Union and other members appointed to a committee to aid Union in struggle against the Newspaper Guild

 
18 357 Complaints and charges of members and against members 1941-1944
  

minutes of meetings on various disputes with newspapers and among membership, letters of complaint, letters informing members of complaints, answers to complaints, petition for special meeting, letters of protest

 
18 358 Conference in Defense of Yiddish Press 1941
  

correspondence concerning defense of Yiddish newspapers, especially the Day against strike by Newspaper Guild, invitations to conference, appeals for contributions, list of delegates, draft resolution, press releases, mailing list

 
18 359 Conference in Defense of Yiddish Press 1941
  

credentials of delegates

 
18 360 Conference in Defense of Yiddish Press 1941
  

credentials of delegates

 
18 361 Contributions in Defense of Yiddish Press 1941
  

letters accompanying contributions, letters of thanks

 
18 362 Copyrights 1940-1941
  

correspondence with Copyright Office about rights to the book Jewish Families and Family Circles in New York

 
18 363 CYCO 1941-1945
  

correspondence with Central Yiddish Culture Organization, mainly invitations and contributions

 
18 364 Day 1941-1945
  

salary scale lists, contracts, correspondence with Day publisher, copies of newspaper articles, circulars calling Day staff meetings, ballots for staff committee, memorandums by publisher, petition by staff, drafts of agreements, minutes of conferences, dues schedule, labor Department forms, all material concerns labor disputes

 
18 365 Department of State 1941
  

Visa Division, letters to Department of State in case of C. Penczyna, B. Chomski and B. Shaffner

 
18 366 Donations 1941-1945
  

letters from various organizations asking for donations, receipts, allocation decisions

 
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19 367 Dues 1941-1945
  

letters accompanying payments, letters asking for payment of dues, pleas for reducation of dues, dues schedule, lists of those on dues check-off list, notices of dues increase, etc.

 
19 368 Emergency Rescue Committee 1941
  

letters in case of Elie Eberlin, list of documents needed for visa application

 
19 370 Evenings 1941-1942
  

clippings about concerts, cultural evenings and other cultural activities

 
19 371 Evenings 1941-1943
  

invitations to artists, with some replies

 
19 373 Evenings 1941-1944
  

publicity, press releases, flyers

 
19 369 Evenings 1942-1943
  

answers to invitations

 
19 372 Evenings 1942-1944
  

miscellaneous correspondence about who should perform, list of those who appeared at Union evenings, correspondence about various other matters, program, press releases

 
19 374 Executive Committee 1941-1945
  

circulars calling executive meetings, press releases, correspondence, translation of constitution, petitions to executive committee, resolutions, telegram, etc.

 
19 375 Family Circle book 1940-1943
  

orders for book, letters accompanying the sending of the book

 
19 376 Finances 1940-1945
  

annual reports, financial statements, tax forms, bank books, budget, reports on various accounts, correspondence with banks, accountants, etc.

 
19 377 Forward 1942-1945
  

Forward circulation report, correspondence with Forward general manager, list of staff members, dues schedule, various matters

 
19 378 Frankle, Max H. - attorney 1943-1944
  

Frankle's corespondence, including telegrams, with government labor and wage boards in labor disputes, Union correspondence with him

 
19 379 (Newspaper) Guild 1935-1941
  

correspondence between Union and Newspaper Guild, constitution of Guild

 
19 380 Guild 1941
  

miscellaneous correspondence concerning the Day strike, written by various sources, leaflets, newspaper clippings

 
19 382 Guild strike 1941
  

press releases

 
19 381 Guild strike 1941
  

settlement, resolutions of YWU concerning settlement of strike, minutes of meeting, letters sent

 
19 383 Guild strike 1941
  

statement of Union, statements, memos, letters sent, press releases and appeals

 
19 384 HIAS 1941-1944
  

correspondence with HIAS on specific cases, letters about donations and financial arrangements, memos, reports, in the Ignatoff dispute with Asofsky, etc.

 
19 385 Information requests 1941-1943
  

miscellaneous letters with some answers

 
19 386 Invitations 1941-1944
  

invitations from various organizations

 
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20 387 Jewish Labor Committee 1941-1945
  

correspondence with JLC, reports of JLC, appeal by YWU, bill for dues, various matters

 
20 389 Jewish National Workers Alliance 1941-1943
  

three letters from the JNWA

 
20 388 (Committee for) Jewish Press Campaign 1944
  

list of names, plans for campaign written by public relations firm

 
20 390 Joint Distribution Committee 1941-1945
  

correspondence about individual cases of refugees, list of Jewish writers from Poland in USSR, France, etc., letters from individuals asking aid for others, receipt

 
20 391 Journal (Morgn Zhurnal) 1942-1945
  

correspondence with president of Jewish Morning Journal concerning labor matters, salary lists, minutes of executive meeting, correspondence about dues, etc.

 
20 392 Labor Temple 1941-1943
  

bills for use of facilities of Labor Temple, correspondence concerning use of facilities

 
20 393 Landsmanshaftn book 1940-1943
  

lists of those who requested the book, letters requesting copies of the book with answers, letters returning books sent on approval

 
20 394 Landynski case 1943
  

letters concerning investigation of reports about and complaint by S. Landynski, letters by Landynski, minutes of investigating commission, newspaper clipping

 
20 395 Letters from members 1940-1944
  

general

 
20 396 Lieberman, Elias 1941-1942
  

correspondence with the Union's attorney, E. Lieberman concerning dispute with Newspaper Guild, his bills

 
20 397 Lists 1941-1944
  

lists of people contacted for Fund for Jewish Refugee Writers, lists of contributors, lists of Jewish refugees in the USSR

 
20 398 Lists undated
  

mailing lists, membership, unions, organizations, lists of refugees in USSR, etc.

 
20 399 Lutzky case 1942-1943
  

correspondence about setting up arbitration committee to judge C.I. Lutsky's attack on the YWU on WEVD, minutes and decision of arbitration committee

 
20 400 Margoshes Dinner Committee 1943
  

correspondence about testimonial dinner for Samuel Margoshes, mailing list, replies to invitations

 
20 401 Membership 1941-1946
  

miscellaneous correspondence with members, dues, protests, new membership, labor problems, officers, announcements to members, etc., membership list

 
20 402 Miscellaneous 1941-1944
  

miscellaneous correspondence, credentials of delegations, ballots, open appeal, telegrams

 
20 403 Montreal - Jewish Writers Association 1941-1942
  

correspondence, telegrams on death of I.J. Singer

 
20 404 ORT 1941-1944
  

reports, form letters by ORT, correspondence, receipt, ORT newsletter, invitation to meetinf

 
20 405 Oswego books 1944
  

books for refugees in Camp Ontario in Oswego, NY, lists of books sent, correspondence, appeal by YWU, letters accompanying contributions

 
20 406 President's Advisory Committee on Political Refugees 1941-1942
  

correspondence about the Graubert family and others

 
20 407 Press plans 1943-1945
  

plan of action for future of Yiddish press, letter to Alexander Kahn, plans for 75th anniversary of Yiddish press in the USA

 
20 408 Press releases undated
  

concerning I. Feffer's attack on H. Leivick, newspaper article by Mordkhe Katz

 
20 409 Publicity section 1943-1944
  

list of members eligible for membership in section, leeters to publicity section, minutes and decisions, announcements of meetings, list of members, letters on labor matters concerning publicity writers, dues matters

 
20 410 Ravitch, Melech 1943-1944
  

correspondence

 
20 411 Recommendations 1941
  

general, two letters of introduction

 
20 412 Recommendations 1941-1945
  

jobs for members, correspondence

 
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21 413 Refugee requests abroad 1942-1943
  

correspondence, telegrams, bills, much of the file deals with letters from Palestine, also the case of Itzik Manger

 
21 414 Refugee Writers Group in New York 1941
  

correspondence

 
21 415 Relief requests 1941-1945
  

pleas for aid, answers, letters of thanks

 
21 416 Requests from organizations 1941-1945
  

requests for contributions and other requests

 
21 417 Sample letters 1940-1943
  

form letters

 
21 418 Settlements for individuals 1943
  

labor disputes involving the Day and United Jewish War Effort

 
21 419 Staff correspondence - Forward, Day and Morning Journal 1941-1944
  

letters to chairman of staff committees, letter from Day staff members

 
21 420 Suspended members 1940
  

form letters suspending members for joining the Newspaper Guild, letter registration form

 
21 421 Talent 1938-1941
  

advertising and letters, concerning concerts and other events sponsored by Yiddish Writers' Union, also lectures

 
21 422 Tax 1944-1945
  

lists concerning surtax on membership and correspondence

 
21 423 Telegrams 1941-1942
  

telegrams and letters sent on behalf of refugee writers, also telegrams received

 
21 424 (US) Treasury Department 1941-1944
  

tax forms

 
21 425 United Hebrew Trades 1941-1944
  

correspondence, bills and receipts for dues

 
21 426 We Invite 1941
  

invitations to individuals, three letters

 
21 427 World Jewish Congress 1941-1942
  

correspondence about individual refugees

 
21 428 Weinstein, Berish 1941-1944
  

correspondence concerning his salary and rights as an employee of HIAS

 
21 429 Workmen's Circle 1941-1944
  

correspondence

 
21 430 YIVO 1941-1945
  

correspondence, YIVO invitations, etc.

 
21 431 Zhitlowsky, Dr. Chaim 1941-1943
  

correspondence with him and his widow

 
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Series VI: Correspondence (blue series), 1941-1958

98 folders
Arrangement:

This series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent, topic or document type.

Scope and Content:

This series contains mainly correspondence with Tog about salary schedules and labor conditions, with foreign countries concerning refugees, with various organizations such as the United Jewish Appeal and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, and with Union members. There is also information about employees and labor conditions at Morgn Zhurnal and a letter entitled “European Writers in Distress” about refugees in Sweden.

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21 432 American Jewish Conference 1945-1946
  

assembly, correspondence and notices

 
21 433 Anniversaries - 300 years of Jews in America 1952
  

correspondence, biographic questionnaire, sample biography, letter to tercentenary committee

 
21 434 Applications for membership 1946-1955
  

letters of application, answers

 
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22 435 Australia 1948-1949
  

correspondence, especially with Jewish Writers' Union, Melbourne

 
22 436 Bergen Belsen camp 1946
  

appeal and correspondence for press and typewriters for DPs at Bergen Belsen, bills and receipts

 
22 437 Berman, L. 1951-1956
  

correspondence on L. Berman's behalf concerning his employment at Jewish Agricultural Society

 
22 438 Book Month 1952
  

correspondence, announcements, press releases

 
22 439 Clippings 1945-1950
  

concerning 75th anniversary of Yiddish press, election of officers of Yiddish Writers' Union

 
22 440 Contributions 1956
  

letter and receipt from Bund

 
22 441 Cultural evenings 1950-1951
  

invitations, letters of thanks, correspondence concerning meeting hall, schedule of events

 
22 442 Cultural evenings 1950-1955
  

fincancial calculations, announcements, financial statements, newspaper clippings, press releases, correspondence

 
22 443 CYCO and Congress for Jewish Culture 1946-1956
  

correspondence, appeals by CYCO, receipts, etc.

 
22 444 Day 1945-1956
  

correspondence, salary schedules, newspaper clippings, contract petitions by staff members, mainly concerning labor conditions and wages

 
22 445 Documents 1943-1952
  

lawyer's correspondence, photocopies of certificates of incorporation

 
22 446 Donations 1945-1946
  

one letter and one receipt

 
22 447 Dues 1945-1956
  

membership cards, rate schedule, warnings for delinquents, correspondence, registered letter stubs, bills

 
22 448 European Writers in Distress 1945
  

a letter about Swedish refugees

 
22 449 Executive committee 1946-1955
  

memorandum, correspondence, ballots, acceptances of invitations and nominations, proposed amendments to constitution, etc.

 
22 450 Finances 1954
  

cash statements

 
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23 451 Jacob Fishman Fund 1947-1950
  

bank account certificate, postcards approving appropriations from fund, court papers concerning Fishman's will, pleas for aid, letters of thanks

 
23 457 Foreign 1946-1948
  

France, correspondence, forms for food remittance

 
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24 464 Foreign 1946-1949
  

Romania, correspondence, statements accompanying remittances

 
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23 463 Foreign 1946-1950
  

Poland, correspondence, especially with association of Jewish Writers in Poland, including many letters accompanying checks for aid as well as many other subjects, lists of members of Association of Jewish Writers, answer to attck on Yiddish Writers' Union fun for Refugee Writers in Dos Naye Lebn, 1948, newspaper issue containing the article, etc.

 
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24 466 Foreign 1946-1950
  

Sweden, correspondence, especially with Rokhl Korn and others, mainly concerned with aid for refugees

 
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23 461 Foreign 1946-1953
  

Mexico, correspondence

 
23 453 Foreign 1946-1955
  

Australia, correspondence, especially with A. Rappaport and Ber Rosen

 
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24 465 Foreign 1946-1955
  

South America, correspondence, especially with H.D. Nomberg Writers' Society in Buenos Aires, also correspondents in Uruguay

 
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23 456 Foreign 1946-1956
  

England, correspondence, forms for food remittance

 
23 452 Foreign 1947
  

Austria, computer cards for food remittances, correspondence

 
23 454 Foreign 1947-1948
  

Belgium, correspondence mainly concerning aid to Chava Rosenfarb

 
23 455 Foreign 1947-1948
  

China, correspondence with Shanghai, list of needy in Shanghai, correspondence on behalf of refugees in Shanghai

 
23 459 Foreign 1947-1948
  

Germany, correspondence, including a number of letters from the writers union of the Shaarith Haplatah, newspaper clippings, lists of those needing help

 
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24 467 Foreign 1947-1948
  

Switzerland, correspondence mainly concerned with aid to refugees

 
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23 460 Foreign 1947-1950
  

Italy, correspondence, newspaper clippings, telegrams, mainly concerning aid to DPs

 
23 458 Foreign 1948-1956
  

France, correspondence, forms for food remittances, lists of aid recipients

 
23 462 Foreign 1951-1956
  

Palestine, correspondence, especially with Shimon Samet, photographs, post cards accompanying food packages, press releases, manuscript about Moshe Sharett, etc.

 
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24 468 Forward 1943-1956
  

correspondence with Alexander Kahn, manager, complaints, salary schedules and suggested raises, other correspondence, correspondence with staff chairman, telegram, staff resolution, mainly concerning labor matters

 
24 469 France 1945-1951
  

memorandum of association of Jewish Cultural societies, conrrespondence with them and others

 
24 470 (Newspaper) Guild 1951
  

letter concerning strike against Day and Morning Journal

 
24 471 Hebrew American Typographical Union 1942-1953
  

correspondence, financial calculations concerning Landsmanshaftn book

 
24 472 Hendin, Dr. L. 1943-1950
  

L. Hendin's correspondence with various people, newspaper clipping

 
24 473 HIAS 1944-1955
  

correspondence with HIAS concerning its employees, also concerning aid to refugees, memorandum, newspaper clipping

 
24 474 Insurance stubs 1950
  

requests by members for insurance giving their ages and the amount of insurance desired

 
24 475 Israeli Journalists 1956
  

correspondence

 
24 476 Jewish Labor Committee 1946-1953
  

correspondence, receipts for contributions

 
24 477 Jewish Telegraphic Agency 1943-1958
  

correspondence concerning rights of JTA employees, memo, correspondence on other matters, open letters, Union dues check off, etc.

 
24 478 Joint Distribution Committee 1945-1948
  

correspondence concerning aid to refugees in individual cases, list of Jewish writers in Shanghai, newspaper clipping, also correspondence about employees of the JDC, telegram

 
24 479 Membership 1945-1950
  

miscellaneous correspondence with various individuals and groups, invitations to YWU meetings, postcards accepting and rejecting nominations to executive committee, questionnaire on employment of members, magazine article

 
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25 480 Membership 1950-1957
  

miscellaneous correspondence, telegrams, invitations to meetings, press releases, newspaper clippings, lists of names, etc.

 
25 481 Morning Journal 1947-1953
  

lists of employees, correspondence with management about labor conditions, wage schedules, telegram, newspaper and magazine clippings, Union dues lists, petitions by staff members, press releases and resolutions, correspondence and other material concerning efforts to continue operation of the newspaper, promisory note, etc.

 
25 485 Morning Journal 1949-1952
  

financial statements, accountant's recommendations, correspondence, resolutions and declarations, financial statements issued by trustees in court

 
25 484 Morning Journal 1950-1955
  

final, financial calculations, correspondence, including correspondence with Morning Journal trustees and with the Union's lawyer, labor contracts, court decisions, affadavits, etc.

 
25 482 Morning Journal 1951
  

lists of amounts loaned to newspaper and amounts owed, bounced checks, letters

 
25 483 Morning Journal 1953
  

final, lists of sums due to Union members, agreeement, correspondence, salary check stubs, lawyer's correspondence, financial calculations, receipts, lists of names, correspondence about severance pay, etc., blanks transferring claims to the Union, various payment plans

 
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26 486 National Labor Committee for Palestine 1942-1948
  

appeal, correspondence, receipts for contributions, invitations, report

 
26 487 Negotiations 1946
  

correspondence with various employers asking for raises, etc., invitations to executive committee meeting, newspaper issues

 
26 488 Nomination Committee 1954
  

letters to nominees for office in the Union, their answers

 
26 489 Obituaries 1944-1954
  

texts of obituaries, correspondence

 
26 490 ORT 1943-1945
  

three letters

 
26 491 Oswego books 1946
  

correspondence with Committee of Polish Jews of Fort Ontario about sending the camp's books to Bergen Belsen

 
26 492 Palestine 1945-1955
  

correspondence, telegrams, press releases, Israeli regualtions

 
26 493 Palestine 1947-1953
  

cards accompanying food remittances, correspondence

 
26 494 Palestine 1949-1950
  

correspondence, telegrams, newspaper clippings, placard, list of writers in Israel

 
26 495 Palestine 1950-1952
  

correspondence, cards accompanying food remittances, telegrams, receipts, lists of names and addresses

 
26 496 PEN Club 1948-1951
  

letters from Yiddish PEN Club in New York, lists of names and addresses

 
26 497 Poland 1945-1946
  

correspondence on behalf of Jews in Poland with Melech Ravitch and with individuals and institutions in the U.S., letters from Jewish organizations in Poland, also one letter from the Jewish "cabinet" in Ukraine dated April 28, 1945, pleas for aid, including a plea from the Landsberg DP camp in Germany

 
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27 498 New York Post 1955
  

correspondence with the New York Post complaining about the Post's efforts to gain advertisers at the expense of the Yiddish press, correspondence with others about the matter, copy of the Post's letter to an advertiser, protest resolution, newspaper clippings

 
27 500 Publicity 1945
  

mimeographed letters in connection with 75th anniversary of Yiddish press in America

 
27 499 Publicity 1950-1951
  

press releases and newspaper clippings about YWU activities

 
27 501 Refugees in New York 1945-1954
  

correspondence, receipts, memos, letters of reference on behalf of refugees

 
27 502 Relief requests 1946-1956
  

with replies, book advertisements, letters of thanks, lists of names, invitations, from many countries

 
27 503 Requests from organizations 1946-1956
  

requests, answers

 
27 508 Rescue Fund for Jewish Refugee Writers 1946-1947
  

mailing lists, lists of contributors

 
27 506 Rescue Fund for Jewish Refugee Writers 1946-1949
  

cities, correspondence with individuals in various towns of the USA and Canada concerning fundraising, etc., lists of contributors, report on finances

 
27 504 Rescue Fund for Jewish Refugee Writers 1946-1949
  

correspondence of the Rescue Fund for Jewish Refugee Writers, Sponsored by YWU, about funds and other subjects, lists of names, newspaper clipping, financial calculations, lists of recipients

 
27 505 Rescue Fund for Jewish Refugee Writers 1947
  

executive, checks, letters

 
27 507 Rescue Fund for Jewish Refugee Writers 1947
  

foreign, lists of those to receive aid, receipts, etc.

 
27 509 Rescue Fund for Jewish Refugee Writers 1948-1949
  

publicity, newspaper clippings

 
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28 510 Serdatzky, Yente 1941-1956
  

letters from her, newspaper clippings

 
28 511 Seventy Years of Immigration 1953
  

at Hunter College, celebration of 70 years of Jewish mass immigration to America, Feb. 28, 1953, newspaper clippings, lists of ticket payments, etc., invitations and form letters, correspondence, contract for use of auditorium, press releases

 
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29 518 75th anniversary of Yiddish press in America 1944-1945
  

letters about ads, also mailing lists, check lists of ad purchasers

 
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28 512 75th anniversary of Yiddish press in America 1945
  

general and correspondence, names of committee members, manuscript, press releases, schedule, newspaper clipping

 
28 513 75th anniversary of Yiddish press in America 1945
  

concert, correspondence about procuring talent for the event, letters from leading Jewish entertainers, list of those slated to sit on platform, list of contributions

 
28 514 75th anniversary of Yiddish press in America 1945
  

contracts for Morning Journal

 
28 515 75th anniversary of Yiddish press in America 1945
  

contributors to Morning Journal, correspondence with writers, manuscripts

 
28 516 75th anniversary of Yiddish press in America 1945
  

copy for ads

 
28 517 75th anniversary of Yiddish press in America 1945
  

for other publications

 
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29 519 75th anniversary of Yiddish press in America 1945
  

letters about tickets, also receipts, financial calculations

 
29 520 75th anniversary of Yiddish press in America 1945
  

other cities, correspondence with Newark, Philadelphia, Roxbury, MA, etc.

 
29 521 75th anniversary of Yiddish press in America 1945
  

publicity, correspondence with magazines, etc., news releases

 
29 522 75th anniversary of Yiddish press in America 1945
  

sale of Morning Journals, correspondence, newspaper clipping, list of libraries and reviewers, order blanks

 
29 525 Tax 1956
  

correspondence

 
29 523 Town Hall 1955
  

Jewish tercentenary celebration, program, newspaper clippings, invitations, correspondence, box office statements, contract for hall, publicity photograph, press releases, telegrams

 
29 524 Town Hall 1956
  

Musical-Literary Program, correspondence, press releases, contract, programs, box office statements, newspaper clippings

 
29 526 (US) Treasury Department 1945-1955
  

tax returns, etc., exemption affadavits

 
29 527 United Hebrew Trades 1945-1953
  

correspondence, bulletin

 
29 528 United Jewish Appeal 1949-1951
  

newspaper clippings and correspondence concerning YWU strike vs. UJA, press releases, other labor disputes with UJA, telephone numbers, correspondence about 1945-1950 contributions, invitations to meetings

 
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30 529 US war bonds 1942-1953
  

applications, receipts, etc.

 
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Series VII: Correspondence, 1946-1973

151 folders
Arrangement:

This series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent, topic or document type.

Scope and Content:

The correspondence in this series relates to labor questions, information about the Tog – Morgn Zhurnal merger, World Federation of Journalists, Congress for Jewish Culture, the fiftieth anniversary of the YWU, the one hundredth anniversary of the Yiddish press in America, union reports from the New York State Department of Labor, and materials from the Conference of Jewish Journalists.

BoxFolderTitleDate
30 530 Ackerman, H. 1965
  

correspondence, newspaper article

 
30 531 (South) Africa 1966-1967
  

correspondence

 
30 532 Aid to members 1962-1967
  

correspondence

 
30 533 Aid to writers 1964-1965
  

correspondence

 
30 534 American Jewish Committee 1965
  

correspondence, mailing list, press release, newspaper clipping about a dispute with AJC

 
30 535 American Jewish Congress 1960
  

correspondence concerning rumored liquidation of the AJC's Yiddish section

 
30 536 Argentina 1961-1968
  

correspondence, copies of cables, newspaper clippings, program of inaugeration of Dubnow House

 
30 537 Auerbach, Ephraim 1972
  

correspondence, etc. in connection with his 80th birthday

 
30 538 Bagrisungen (greetings) 1966-1971
  

letters of congratulation to S.J. Agnon, Nelly sachs and Jacob Glatstein, news releases

 
30 539 Bank, Joseph 1962-1970
  

correspondence

 
30 540 Ben-Israel, Shlomo undated
  

one letter

 
30 541 Bickel, Dr. Alexander 1969
  

correspondence

 
30 542 Broderson, Moshe 1969-1970
  

fund for his reburial in Israel, correspondence, memorandum, check receipts, etc.

 
30 543 Bund 1960-1968
  

correspondence, receipts

 
30 545 Congress for Jewish Culture 1963-1969
  

correspondence, invitations, account of a reception

 
30 546 Congress for Jewish Culture 1969
  

Delegation Affair Dec. 11, 1969, invitation, press release, correspondence, receipt

 
30 544 Congress for Jewish Culture and CYCO 1965-1967
  

correspondence, invitations, order blank, etc.

 
30 547 Contributions 1968
  

letters of thanks, receipts. appeals for aid, letters accompanying contributions

 
30 548 Day 1956
  

correspondence and newspaper clippings

 
30 549 Day-Morning Journal (Tog-Morgn Zhurnal) 1956-1967
  

calls for meetings, telegrams, correspondence with management about labor questions and other matters

 
30 550 Deceased 1969-1970
  

texts of obituaries, balance of gains and losses of membership, lists of deceased members, newspaper clippings, letter accompanying dues payment

 
30 551 Delinquent in dues 1969-1970
  

warning letters, lists of members in arrears

 
30 552 Einhorn, David 1967
  

80th anniversary, letter and press releases

 
30 553 Epstein, David 1967
  

three letters from him

 
30 554 Farband (Jewish National Workers Alliance) and Poalei Zion (Marxist Zionist Jewish Workers Party) 1962-1963
  

correspondence

 
30 561 Fiftieth anniversary of Yiddish Writers' Union 1965
  

newspaper clippings, correspondence about tickets, lists of ticket purchasers, etc.

 
30 557 Fiftieth anniversary of Yiddish Writers' Union 1965
  

publicity, newspaper clippings, summary of journal contents, invitations

 
30 559 Fiftieth anniversary of Yiddish Writers' Union 1965
  

publicity, newspaper clippings, invitations

 
30 558 Fiftieth anniversary of Yiddish Writers' Union 1965
  

publicity, Israel, newspaper clippings

 
30 562 Fiftieth anniversary of Yiddish Writers' Union 1965
  

tickets, correspondence, invitations, letters accompanying ticket purchases

 
30 555 Fiftieth anniversary of Yiddish Writers' Union 1965-1966
  

correspondence, lists of ticket recipients, material for Korot (world office of Jewish journalists' publications), issue dedicated to the anniversary, invitations, texts of speeches or articles, lists of membership with short biographies, press releases

 
30 556 Fiftieth anniversary of Yiddish Writers' Union 1965-1966
  

Statler Hilton hotel, tickets, correspondence, invitations, greetings

 
30 560 Fiftieth anniversary of Yiddish Writers' Union 1965-1966
  

publicity, JTA dispatch, newspaper clippings

 
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31 563 Forward staff 1968-1970
  

list of amounts and names, announcements and invitations to meeting by Forward staff committee, invitations to YWU meetings

 
31 564 Fox, Chaim Leib 1969-1970
  

correspondence

 
31 565 Freie Arbeiter Stimme 1960-1970
  

receipts for contributions, letters

 
31 566 Gersten-Fenn, Bertha 1967-1969
  

letters of thanks for her contributions, correspondence

 
31 567 Ginzburg, M. 1961-1967
  

correspondence about dues, etc.

 
31 568 Glanz-Leyeles, A. 1966
  

two letters

 
31 569 Goldman, Dr. Nahum 1964-1965
  

two letters

 
31 570 Greenberg, Eliezer 1968
  

letter and bills about dues

 
31 571 Grinbaum, Itzchak 1969
  

telegram for his 90th birthday, press release, newspaper clippings

 
31 572 Harendorf-Dorfson, Nelly 1969
  

correspondence with Nelly Harendorf of London

 
31 573 Habimah (Hebrew theater company) 1964
  

press release in answer ro attack by Habimah, newspaper clippings, correspondence

 
31 574 HIAS 1956-1961
  

letters about J.I. Friedman, a HIAS employee

 
31 575 HIAS 1960-1967
  

certificate and flyers, correspondence, invitations, including letters about HIAS employee B. Weinstein

 
31 576 Hotel New Yorker 1966
  

reception for Moshe Ron, mailing lists, replies, invitations, correspondence

 
31 577 Hunter College 1964
  

correspondence with Hunter College about use of their Hall for 50th anniversary celebration, applications for use

 
31 578 Israel Mail 1967-1970
  

invitation, correspondence mainly with World Federation of Jewish Journalists, newspaper clippings

 
31 579 Israel 1970-1971
  

correspondence with World Federation of Jewish Journalists, etc.

 
31 581 Israel 1971
  

World Federation of Jewish Journalists, filled-out forms, questionnaire, accompanying letters

 
31 582 Israel 1971
  

World Federation of Jewish Journalists, newspaper clippings

 
31 580 Israel 1972
  

World Federation of Jewish Journalists, correspondence

 
31 583 Israeli Consulate 1960-1967
  

David Rivlin and others, correspondence, copy of cable, invitations

 
31 584 Jewish Agency 1965-1970
  

correspondence

 
31 585 Jewish Book Council 1968-1970
  

Moshe Starkman, correspondence concerning Starkman, the YWU representative to Book Council, flyers, form letters

 
31 586 Jewish Daily Forward 1963-1967
  

Adolph Held, letters from Held and to him, copies of letters, calls for strikes, newspaper clipping, invitation, advertisement

 
31 587 Jewish Labor Committee 1960-1966
  

invitations, correspondence

 
31 588 Jewish National Fund 1965-1966
  

appeals for contributions and letters of thanks

 
31 589 Jewish Telegraphic Agency 1957-1970
  

correspondence about salaries and dues, hiring of Yiddish writer for JTA

 
31 590 Joint Distribution Committee 1964-1969
  

correspondence concerning JDC employees, filling vacancies, etc., newspaper clipping

 
31 591 Judson, S. 1968
  

two letters to him

 
31 592 Kahn, Malke 1955-1956
  

correspondence about dispute with Day-Morning Journal

 
31 593 Katz, Morris (Alef) 1966
  

one letter to him

 
31 594 Kerstein, Solomon 1969
  

correspondence about his application for membership

 
31 595 Kinder Zhurnal 1961-1969
  

appeals, correspondence

 
31 599 Lebedige Zeitung (Living Newspaper) 1963-1964
  

financial calculations, newspaper clippings, correspondence, news releases

 
31 600 Lebedige Zeitung 1964-1965
  

correspondence, newspaper clippings, news release

 
31 601 Lebedige Zeitung 1965-1966
  

newspaper clippings, press releases

 
31 602 Lebedige Zeitung 1965-1966
  

newspaper clippings

 
31 603 Lebedige Zeitung 1966-1967
  

newspaper clippings, press releases

 
31 604 Lebedige Zeitung 1966-1967
  

newspaper clippings, press releases

 
31 607 Lebedige Zeitung 1967
  

thank you letters for contributions

 
31 605 Lebedige Zeitung 1967-1968
  

newspaper clippings, press releases

 
31 606 Lebedige Zeitung 1968-1969
  

newspaper clippings, schedule, news releases, correspondence

 
31 596 Lebedige Zeitung 1969-1970
  

newspaper clippings, news releases about Lebedige Zeitung programs, correspondence about hall for program, etc.

 
31 597 Lebedige Zeitung 1970-1971
  

lecture fee check stubs, press releases, correspondence

 
31 598 Lebedige Zeitung 1971-1972
  

newspaper clippings, schedule, letter

 
31 608 Leivick Fund 1961-1970
  

thank you letters, letters accompanying contributions, receipts, correspondence with building committee of Leivick House in Tel Aviv, newspaper clippings, lists of contributors, form letters, greeting for inaugeration of Leivick House, telegram

 
31 609 Lexicon of Yiddish Literature 1964-1965
  

Uveeler, letters to Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture

 
31 610 Manger, Itzik 1969
  

memorial announcement

 
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32 613 Meetings 1955-1972
  

also correspondence of the executive committee with members, invitations to meetings

 
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31 611 Meetings 1959-1965
  

invitations to meetings

 
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32 615 Meetings 1960-1964
  

Zalman Shazar, Moshe Ron, etc., announcements of meetings, press releases

 
32 614 Meetings 1965-1969
  

announcements of meetings, news releases

 
32 612 Meetings 1966-1971
  

invitations to meetings, etc.

 
32 616 Membership 1965
  

for retirement dues, form letter

 
32 617 Membership requests 1966-1971
  

mainly applications for membership with answers

 
32 618 Menes, A. 1969
  

two letters

 
32 619 Millman, S. 1968
  

one letter and accomonaying material

 
32 622 Miscellaneous 1958, 1967-1970
  

copies of letters sent, incoming letters, one letterf rom Polish-Yiddish publishing house "Yiddish Buch" dated 1958, press releases

 
32 620 Miscellaneous 1960-1967
  

correspondence, form letters received, announcements, incoming letters, some outgoing letters, questionnaire, letters of reference

 
32 621 Miscellaneous 1962-1967
  

letters received, announcement of meetings sent out, list of dues owed, membership mailing list

 
32 623 Miscellaneous requests 1962-1969
  

requests for information with replies, other letters, invitations, announcements received, requests for donations

 
32 624 New members 1959-1969
  

applications for membership, answers, correspondence concerning dues

 
32 625 New York State Department of Labor 1963-1971
  

union reports, correspondence with state government, official reports to government, report on finances

 
32 626 One Hundred Years Yiddish Press in America 1970
  

greetings, letters received, etc.

 
32 627 One Hundred Years Yiddish Press in America 1970
  

tickets, form letters sent

 
32 628 One Hundred Years Yiddish Press in America 1970
  

articles to Moshe Ron, cuts, etc., manuscripts, correspondence with Moshe Ron, other correspondence

 
32 629 One Hundred Years Yiddish Press in America 1970
  

tickets count, lists of tickets purchased, letters about tickets

 
32 630 One Hundred Years Yiddish Press in America 1970
  

Statler Hilton, invitations, replies etc., many letters to prominent people

 
32 631 One Hundred Years Yiddish Press in America 1970
  

Statler Hilton, correspondence with the hotel, press releases, newspaper clippings, etc.

 
32 632 One Hundred Years Yiddish Press in America 1970
  

publicity, correspondence, invitations to guests, press releases, newspaper clippings

 
32 633 One Hundred Years Yiddish Press in America 1970
  

publicity, clippings from Israel press, photos

 
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33 634 Osherowitch, Mendel 1962
  

correspondence etc. with Osherowitch Anniversary Committee

 
33 635 Papiernikoff, J. 1964-1968
  

correspondence and copies of telegram, invitation

 
33 636 Patt, Dr. E. 1963-1968
  

correspondence, addresses, obituary

 
33 637 Penn, Asher 1967
  

correspondence concerning dispute

 
33 638 Piccadilly Hotel 1963-1968
  

Dr. N. Goldman, etc., reservations list, bill, correspondence with hotel, invitations, other correspondence, newspaper clippings, etc.

 
33 639 Polish Embassy 1962
  

text of protest telegram

 
33 640 Publicity 1965
  

new executive committee, newspaper clippings

 
33 641 Publicity sent out to different publications 1967
  

press releases, mailing lists, newspaper clipping, accompanying letters

 
33 642 Ravitch, Melech 1962-1969
  

correspondence

 
33 643 Relief to writers 1960-1973
  

letters accompanying subsidies, letters of thanks, letters on behalf of writers needing aid, pleas for aid, press release, correspondence

 
33 644 Resolutions 1968
  

Conference of Jewish Journalists, March 28, 1968, letters accompanying resolution, mailing list, letters, text of resolutions

 
33 645 Rich, J. and William Wolpert 1966
  

exchange of letters about a dispute

 
33 646 Rivlin, M. 1966-1972
  

press release, newspaper clipping, correspondence, invitation to event in his honor

 
33 647 Rogoff, Hillel 1962
  

letter and bill for dues, copy of newspaper article

 
33 648 Ron, Moshe 1956-1969
  

invitations to reception in his honor, mailing list, correspondence with him and others, newspaper article, one letter dated 1956, mainly 1960-1969

 
33 649 Ron, Moshe 1960-1970
  

Israel, correspondence with Ron and other Israeli journalists and Associations of Israeli Journalists, text of telegram, memorandum, etc.

 
33 650 Rubin, S.N. 1962-1970
  

correspondence with and about him

 
33 651 Schoenfeld, A. 1972
  

correspondence

 
33 652 Serdatzky, Yente 1961-1962
  

letters from her

 
33 653 Setzer, S.H. 1961-1966
  

letters about him and on his behalf, invitation to memorial, news release and mailing list, correspondence with Setzer, telegram

 
33 654 Sher, Z. 1963
  

letter and manuscript

 
33 655 Shoshkes, Dr. Chaim 1964
  

telegrams on his death

 
33 656 Beth Sholem Aleichem 1961-1962
  

correspondence, also an invitation from Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute

 
33 657 Smolar, B. 1968
  

one letter to him

 
33 658 Spizman, L. 1960
  

two letters to him or about him

 
33 660 Starkman, Moshe 1969
  

correspondence, press release

 
33 659 State of Israel bonds 1964
  

letters asking for contributions

 
33 661 Suspension letters 1961-1963
  

to members overdue in payment of bills

 
33 662 Sztejnwaks, P. 1971
  

correspondence

 
33 663 Tenenbaum, S. 1962
  

two letters from him

 
33 664 ThermoFax 1965
  

Minnesota Mining Machines, sent to Israel, M. Ron, invoices, etc.

 
33 665 Tolush, I. 1960-1962
  

correspondence with him and on his behalf

 
33 666 Treasury Department 1964
  

lists of matured bonds

 
33 667 United Hebrew Trades 1959-1968
  

correspondence, invitations, receipts for dues

 
33 668 United Israel Appeal 1966
  

Asher Wolk, correspondence about his employment

 
33 669 United Jewish Appeal 1962-1964
  

correspondence, etc.

 
33 670 Weinreich, Dr. Max 1961-1962
  

correspondence, two letters

 
33 671 Winograd, M. 1967-1968
  

correspondence

 
33 672 Wolk, Asher 1970
  

correspondence concerning his employment for American Zionist Council

 
33 673 Workmen's Circle 1960-1969
  

correspondence, mainly dealing with contributions, invitations

 
33 674 World Federation of Jewish Journalists 1961
  

letter accompanying WJFF questionnaire, blank questionnaire

 
33 675 World Jewish Congress 1964-1965
  

Memorial Foundation, Uveeler, Dr. N. Goldman, letters to Goldman

 
33 676 Yearbook 1955-1956
  

correspondence about proposed yearbook "Yiddish Lebn"

 
33 678 Yiddish Dictionary Committee 1963-1969
  

correspondence, receipts for contributions, form letters about contributions

 
33 677 YIVO 1946-1969
  

correspondence, invitations, correspondence about YWU archives

 
33 679 Zukunft (Future) 1957-1969
  

correspondence, bills, receipts, form letters

 
33 680 Zylbercweig, Zalmen 1962-1971
  

correspondence

 
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Series VIII: Financial Correspondence, Current Matters and Miscellaneous, 1909-1973

98 folders
Arrangement:

This series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent, topic or document type.

Scope and Content:

This series contains account statements from companies, banks and brokers, financial forms, circulars, scrapbooks, documents about the workings of the Yiddish Writers’ Union, and a manuscript and questionnaires from various countries for a YWU yearbook. Folders 737-745 contain scrapbooks and other materials originally found in addendum part C.

BoxFolderTitleDate
34 681 Bache and Company 1957-1961
  

account statements

 
34 682 Bache and Company 1959-1963
  

WE Hutton and Company, account statements, printed announcements, etc.

 
34 683 Bache and Company 1962
  

statement and copy of letter sent

 
34 686 Bank letters 1964-1972
  

copies of letters to banks and brokers, forms, statements of expenses, form letters and circulars, etc.

 
34 684 Bank Leumi 1961-1963
  

account statements, forms

 
34 688 Bank signatures 1963-1969
  

forms, accompanying letters, etc.

 
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35 718 Circulars 1940-1956
  

one from 1968, mainly invitations to meetings

 
35 712 Circulars and press releases 1969-1970
35 720 Clippings 1933-1946
35 705 Correspondence 1946-1956
  

connected with bills paid

 
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34 690 Current matters 1962
  

correspondence

 
34 695 Current matters 1962-1963
  

L. Feinberg, secretary, correspondence, minutes of special meeting, invitations

 
34 698 Current matters 1962-1963
  

L. Feinberg, secretary, list of names, correspondence, bill for funeral, circulars received, bills, telegram, news release, memos, etc.

 
34 696 Current matters 1963
  

M. Elbaum, secretary, correspondence, copy of telegram congratulating President Shazar on his election

 
34 697 Current matters 1963-1964
  

correspondence, invitations to meetings, newspaper clippings, financial report, news releases

 
34 689 Deposit signatures 1963-1972
  

for banks and checking account, etc., forms, letters

 
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35 709 Dues Schedules 1944-1946
  

also includes various other miscellaneous lists

 
35 701 Farband 1954
  

correspondence, news release

 
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34 687 First Western Savings and Loan 1963-1964
  

Las Vegas, Nevada, correspondence, forms, etc.

 
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35 702 Group insurance plan undated
35 704 Letters from abroad 1956
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34 692 Letters from the Jewish chaplain at Clinton Prison 1966-1967
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35 713 Lists 1944-1945
  

contributions and expenses

 
35 707 Mailing lists 1955
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34 685 Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith, Inc 1970-1971
  

account statements, forms, etc.

 
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35 714 Miscellaneous 1943-1967
  

mostly correspondence, including letter from U.S. censor, news release, etc.

 
35 711 Miscellaneous 1956-1958
  

correspondence, vouchers, JTA dispatch, etc.

 
35 706 Miscellaneous 1960-1962
  

ciculars calling meetings, forms, copies of letters sent, petty cash vouchers, bills, list of those owing money, etc.

 
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34 693 Miscellaneous 1961-1967
  

miscellaneous correspondence, list of outstanding accounts, etc.

 
34 694 Miscellaneous 1962-1963
  

letters and circulars received, telegram from Polish Ambassador, copies of letters sent

 
34 699 Miscellaneous 1963-1969
  

news releases, invitations, correspondence, etc.

 
34 691 Miscellaneous 1965-1968
  

memos, circulars received, text of obituary for Alex Katz, etc.

 
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35 711D Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Bloch, Chaim 1921
35 711R Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Chudnovsky, Moshe undated
35 711B Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Eisner, Gustave 1921
35 711E Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Gross, M. 1921
35 711F Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Hourwich, Isaac A. 1909, 1921-1922
35 711A Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Ignatoff, David 1922-1925
35 711U Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Lazer, S.M. 1921
35 711V Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Lieberman, Chaim 1921
35 711X Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Masliansky, Zvi Hirsch 1929
35 711W Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Mastbaum, Joel undated
35 711Y Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Meiman, Benjamin 1920-1921
35 711Z Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Muller, Jozef 1920
35 711AA Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Niger, Shmuel 1920-1921
35 711C Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Orlans, A.S. 1920
35 711BB Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Perle, S. 1920-1921
35 711GG Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Rabinovitch, Yehaskel 1920-1921
35 711HH Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Radoshinsky, I.H. 1922
35 711II Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Ravitch, Melech 1921
35 711NN Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Reinwein, A. undated
35 711MM Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Reisen, Abraham 1921
35 711FF Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Roback, A.A. 1925
35 711JJ Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Rosenfeld, Hersh 1925
35 711KK Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Rosenfeld, S. 1927
35 711LL Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Rubin, A.M. 1921
35 711OO Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Schatz, Boris 1921
35 711RR Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Schneider, M. B. undated
35 711QQ Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Schnitzler, Arthur 1921
35 711N Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Semel, Bernard 1920
35 711L Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Silburg, M. 1921
35 711PP Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Steinberg, N. 1921
35 711S Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Tchernowitz, Chaim 1921
35 711Q Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Tepper, K. 1921
35 711P Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Tiomkin, Z. (Va'ad Aliyah) 1920
35 711EE Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Tzipin, M. 1920
35 711J Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Victor, A. 1921
35 771H Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Vortsman, Dr. I.B. undated
35 711I Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Weintraub, Sigmund 1919
35 711SS Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Winchevsky, Morris 1918-1925
35 711G Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Wohliner, A. undated
35 711T Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Yehoash 1920
35 711K Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Zak, Abram 1921
35 711O Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Zetzer, S. undated
35 711CC Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Zukerman, B. (Jewish People's Relief Committee) 1921
35 711DD Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Zukerman, William undated
35 711M Miscellaneous personal correspondence - Zylbercweig, Zalmen 1920
35 703 Miscellaneous requests 1962-1964
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37 744 Morning Journal 1952
  

lists and forms concerning loans by employees to ths Morning Journal

 
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35 700 One Hundred Years Yiddish Press in America 1970
  

tickets correspondence

 
35 717 Picture collection of the Yiddish Writers' Union undated
  

individual snapshots of members in alphabetical order, also some group photos

 
35 719 Rescue Fund for Jewish Refugee Writers 1941-1948
  

circulars, raffle books, memorial album

 
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39 715A Scrapbook 1927-1930
  

various activities

 
39 715B Scrapbook 1936-1938
  

receptions, symposiums, cultural evenings, celebrations

 
39 715C Scrapbook 1938-1939
  

symposiums, lectures, cultural evenings, concerts, celebrations, memorial meetings, Landsmanshaftn book

 
39 716A Scrapbook 1941
  

Day strike, dispute with the Newspaper Guild

 
39 716B Scrapbook 1941
  

Rescue Fund for Jewish Refugee Writers

 
39 716C Scrapbook 1945
  

75th anniversary of the Yiddish press

 
39 737 Scrapbook 1946-1947
  

Rescue Fund for Jewish Refugee Writers, newspaper clippings

 
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35 708 Speech by Moshe Starkman 1970
  

manuscript and typed copy, "On the Eve of the 100th Anniversary of the Yiddish Press"

 
35 710 Tax 1946, 1956
  

dues lists, etc. for union surtax

 
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37 745 Weizman, Chaim 1949
  

copy of letter from YWU granting him membership

 
37 738 YWU yearbook "Yidish Lebn" (Jewish Life) 1955-1956
  

Answers to questionnaires from Israel

 
37 739 YWU yearbook "Yidish Lebn" 1955-1956
  

Answers to questionnaires from Melbourne, London, South Africa

 
37 740 YWU yearbook "Yidish Lebn" 1955-1956
  

Answers to questionnaires from United States

 
37 741 YWU yearbook "Yidish Lebn" 1955-1956
  

Answers to questionnaires from Latin America

 
37 742 YWU yearbook "Yidish Lebn" undated
  

manuscripts, including manuscripts by Jacob Glatstein, M. Starkman and others, possibly for the 30th anniversary

 
37 743 YWU yearbook "Yidish Lebn" 1955-1956, 1972-1973
  

Miscellaneous correspondence and answers to questionnaires from France

 
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