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Guide to the Ely J. Sack Papers ALBA.094

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Rebecca Russell

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 08, 2017
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sack, Ely Joseph, 1937-1992
Title: Ely J. Sack Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1937-1992, (Bulk 1937-1938)
Dates [bulk]: bulk
Abstract: Ely Sack left New York to fight in the Spanish Civil War with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in 1937. Sack trained and fought with the MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion before being injured in March, 1938. Sack underwent three operations to his left leg before returning to the United States in August, 1938. This collection consists of letters and postcards written by Sack while he was in Spain. This brief but frequent correspondence describes Sack's activities in training camp, in reserve, and in action. The collection also contains medical and military documents and a membership card to the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Finally, the collection contains a memoir written by Sack in 1992 that describes some of his activities in Spain and after his return to the United States.
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Call Phrase: ALBA.094