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Guide to the Jewish Labor Committee Photographs PHOTOS 048

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Collection processed by Roberta Newman, 1998 and Anton Weiss-Wendt, 1999. Box list revised by Sarah DeMott.

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Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jewish Labor Committee (U.S.)
Title: Jewish Labor Committee Photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1930s-1980s
Dates [bulk]: 1940-1959
Abstract: The Jewish Labor Committee was founded in 1934 for the purpose of organizing opposition to fascism and providing assistance to its victims. It maintained close contact with European resistance movements, and was able to effect the rescue of several thousand labor and socialist activists, their families and other refugees. After World War II, the Committee continued its program of relief to Holocaust victims and reconstruction of Jewish culture by financing Yiddish libraries, schools, and cultural centers throughout Europe and Israel, in addition to campaigning for trade union rights and against religious discrimination. The bulk of the material relates to the years immediately following World War II through the 1950s, and includes many photographs relating to the Committee's relief programs for Holocaust victims, especially children. Of special interest are images of the children's performances: singing, dancing, theater. Also depicted are supporters, including: David Dubinsky, Leon Blum, and Jacob Pat. In addition, there are images of Committee-supported Yiddish libraries, schools, and cultural centers, as well as, several hundred portrait photographs of individual children from the Committee's Child Adoption program.
Quantity: 10.5 Linear Feet in 7 record cartons, 3 manuscript boxes, and 2 oversize flat boxes
Quantity: (2x2, 8x10; b&w)
Language: Materials are in English and Yiddish
Call Phrase: PHOTOS 048

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Historical/Biographical Note

The Jewish Labor Committee, an umbrella group of Jewish trade unions and fraternal organizations, was founded in 1934 for the purpose of organizing opposition to fascism and providing assistance to its victims. It maintained close contact with European resistance movements and was able to effect the rescue of several hundred labor and socialist activists and their families, as well as other refugees. After World War II, the Committee continued its program of relief to Holocaust victims, providing regular shipments of food, clothing, and medical supplies. It cooperated with other Jewish agencies in helping reunite families, and organized a "Child Adoption" program through which American trade unionists supported thousands of destitute children. The Committee contributed to the reconstruction of Jewish culture after 1945 by financing Yiddish libraries, schools, and cultural centers throughout Europe and Israel. In addition, the Committee has campaigned for trade union rights in the United States and abroad, and against anti-Semitism and other forms of racial and religious discrimination.

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Scope and Content Note

The bulk of this material is concentrated in the years immediately following World War II and in the 1950s, and includes many photographs relating to the Committee's relief programs for Holocaust victims, especially children. Most of these photographs were shot in Europe (including Austria, Belgium, England, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden, and Switzerland, but with the largest number shot in France) and in Israel. They are particularly strong in images of children's homes supported by the Committee--often in concert with the Workmen's Circle or United States labor unions. These include images of the exteriors of the homes themselves (several are quite impressive, resembling small chateaux), and of various activities within them: children at meals, in class, playing, getting dressed, being examined by medical personnel, etc. Of special interest are images of the children's performances: singing, dancing, theater. Also depicted are visitors/supporters of the homes, including David Dubinsky, Leon Blum, Jacob Pat, and others. In addition, there are several hundred portrait photographs of individual children supported by the Committee through its Child Adoption program. The collection also includes images of Yiddish libraries, schools, and cultural centers financed by the Committee in Europe and in Israel, photographs of performances by two Yiddish/Jewish theater groups in postwar Germany (the Baderekh Theater in Berlin and the "Mit" Theater in Munich), images of displaced persons camps, and of the activities (demonstrations, summer camps, performances) of European organizations allied with the Committee, such as the Jewish Labor Bund, Left Poalei Zion, and SKIF (the youth arm of the Bund).

The collection is arranged and subdivided as follows:

Series I-General Activities, 1930s To 1980s:

  • Subseries A: Establishment of JLC and Early Activities
  • Subseries B: Holocaust and Jewish Life in Europe Under the Nazis
  • Subseries C: Postwar Aid Activities
  • Subseries D: Anti-Discrimination and Pro-Human Rights Activities
  • Subseries E: Other Postwar Activities
  • Subseries F: JLC Staff, Branches, Chapters, Divisions, and Committees
  • Subseries G: Miscellaneous

Series II-Personalities:

  • Subseries A: JLC Leadership
  • Subseries B: General

Series III-Aid to Children:

  • Subseries A: Child Adoption Program
  • Subseries B: European Orphanages and Children's Homes and Other Child Aid Activities (except for France)
  • Subseries C: Children's Homes and Orphanages and Other Child Aid Activities in France

Series IV, Oversized Albums and Panorama Portraits

    Folder labels denote series, subseries, individual folder numbers, and topic. For example, the folder entitled "Wartime food and clothing drives and other activities" is labeled as follows: I-A-3: Wartime food and clothing drives and other activities (i.e. Series I, Subseries A, Folder 3).

    In addition, two appendices provide more information on the contents of the collection. They consist of a partial guide to photographs of prominent individuals represented in Series I of the collection ( see Appendix 1; Series II: Personalities also has photographs of the same and other individuals), and a list of translations of the Yiddish captions/annotations for nearly all the images that have such notations --a total of approximately 1700 photographs  (see Appendix 2).

    Arrangement

    Within each series, the progression is from the specific to the general (i.e., in SERIES I, SUBSERIES D, the arrangement moves from JLC-sponsored civil rights activities to general photographs related to the civil rights movements).

    The files are grouped into 5 series:

    Missing Title

    1. Series I: General Activities, 1930s-1980s
    2. Series II: Personalities
    3. Series III: Aid To Children
    4. Series IV: Photograph Albums And Oversized Photographs
    5. Series V: Unprocessed

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    Access Points

    Subject Names

    • Vladeck, B. (Baruch), 1886-1938
    • Gebiner, Benjamin A. -- |v Portraits
    • Held, Adolph, 1885-1969. -- |v Portraits
    • Dubinsky, David, 1892-1982. -- |v Portraits
    • Tabachinsky, Benjamin -- |v Portraits
    • Meiksin, Bella. -- |v Portraits
    • Pat, Jacob, 1890-1966 -- |v Portraits
    • Blum, Léon, 1872-1950 -- |v Portraits
    • Mehring, Bertha--Portraits.

    Document Type

    • Photographic prints.

    Subject Organizations

    • Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring
    • Ogólny Żydowski Związek Robotniczy "Bund" w Polsce
    • Jewish Labor Committee (U.S.)

    Subject Topics

    • Race discrimination.
    • Antisemitism.
    • Employee rights.
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Civilian relief -v Pictorial works.
    • Children -x Institutional care -- Europe -v Pictorial works.
    • Jews -- Europe -v Portraits.
    • Demonstrations -- Europe -v Pictorial works.
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue.
    • Jewish refugees -- Europe -v Portraits.
    • Theater, Yiddish -- Germany -v Pictorial works.
    • Children -- Europe -v Portraits.
    • Refugee camps -- Europe -v Pictorial works.
    • Jewish libraries -- Europe -v Pictorial works.
    • Jewish labor unions -- United States.
    • Anti-fascist movements -- Europe.
    • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
    • Labor leaders -- United States -v Portraits.
    • Resistance movements, War -- Europe.
    • Holocaust survivors -- Europe -v Portraits.
    • Labor leaders -- Europe.
    • Socialists -- Europe.

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    Administrative Information

    Conditions Governing Access

    Materials are open without restrictions

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright (and related rights to publicity and privacy) to materials in this collection, created by the Jewish Labor Committee, was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

    Preferred Citation

    Published citations should take the following form:

    Identification of item, date; Jewish Labor Committee Photographs; PHOTOS 048; Box number; Folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

    Related Archival Materials at the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

    Jewish Labor Committee (U.S.) Records, Part I (WAG 025.001)
    Jewish Labor Committee (U.S.) Records, Part II (WAG 025.002)
    Jewish Labor Committee Records, Part III (WAG 025.003)
    Jewish Labor Committee, Boston Records (WAG 159)
    Jewish Labor Committee, Chicago Records (WAG 160)
    Jewish Labor Committee (U.S.) Oral History Collection (OH 027)
    Jewish Labor Committee (U.S.) Photograph Collection (PHOTOS 048) Julius Bernstein Papers (WAG 116)
    Edward S. Goldstein: Jewish Labor Committee Research Files (WAG 232)
    Isaiah Minkoff Papers (WAG 086)
    Jacob Pat Papers (WAG 127)
    Baruch Charney Vladeck Papers (TAM 037)

    In 1997, the Tamiment Library created a web exhibit that features more than 100 graphics from Tamiment's JLC collection.

    Separated Materials

    This collection is comprised of photographs that were separated from the Tamiment Library's Jewish Labor Committee Records, Parts I, II, and III (WAG 025.001, WAG 025.002, and WAG 025.003) as these collections were processed during the 1990s and 2000s.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The first shipment of the Jewish Labor Committee Records arrived at the Tamiment Library in 1984. The accession numbers associated with these donations are 1984.002 and 1984.006. A number of addition donations to the collection have been made by the JLC and its individual members over the years. The accession numbers associated with the photographs donated by JLC and its members are 1984.015, 2011.091, NPA.1991.001, NPA.1991.005, NPA.1991.011, NPA.1995.024, NPA.1996.015, NPA.2003.023, NPA.2005.160 and NPA.2009.026.

    Processing Information

    Materials have been rehoused in archival folders and containers.

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    Container List

    Series I: General JLC Activities

    Scope and Contents note

    Contains photographs related to JLC's activities from its founding until the 1980s, not including its post-World War II programs of aid to Jewish children in Europe (see Series III for child aid programs).

    Subseries A: Establishment and Early History

    Scope and Contents note

    Includes photographs related to JLC's early history (1934-45), including the organization's establishment in 1934, meetings and conventions in the 1930s, the counter-Olympics it organized in August 1936, and food and clothing drives to aid victims of fascism in the 1940s. It also contains a smaller number of photographs indirectly related to JLC's WWII activities, including photographs of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union (ILGWU)'s wartime activities, Jewish refugees from Hitler in England, the Jewish Brigade of the British Army, the liberation of the Jews of Tunisia at the hands of the British, and photographs of Jewish communal efforts on behalf of refugees from Hitler who were forced to flee into Poland in the late 1930's.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 1 Folder : 1 Establishment of JLC and early activities,
    1930s
    Box: 1 Folder : 2 World Labor Athletic Carnival (Counter-Olympics), Randall's Island, New York City
    1936 , 1937
    Box: 1 Folder : 3 Wartime food and clothing drives and other activities, United States
    ca.1939-1945
    Box: 1 Folder : 4 World War II photos, United States, misc.
    ca.1939-1945
    Box: 1 Folder : 5 Wartime England
    ca.1939-1945
    Box: 1 Folder : 6 Jewish refugee aid in Poland and Romania,
    1938-1939

    Subseries B: Holocaust and Jewish Life in Europe under the Nazis

    Scope and Contents note

    Contains photographs related to the Holocaust. The bulk of the photographs consist of poor-quality copy prints of news service photographs of concentration camps and other Nazi atrocities. However, this subseries also contains photographs of the JLC's April 1945 Heroes and Martyrs of the Ghettos exhibition commemorating anniversary of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising. Other original photographs in the subseries include several pictures of unidentified Nazi personnel.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 1 Folder : 7 JLC Heroes and Martyrs of the Ghettos exhibition,
    Apr 1945
    Box: 1 Folder : 8 JLC Heroes and Martyrs of the Ghettos exhibition,
    Apr 1945
    Box: 1 Folder : 9 Belgium
    ca.1939-1945
    Box: 1 Folder : 10 Czechoslovakia and Romania
    ca.1939-1945
    Box: 1 Folder : 11 France, antisemitic exhibition
    ca.1939-1945
    Box: 1 Folder : 12 France, Jewish partisans and general resistance movement
    ca.1939-1945
    Box: 1 Folder : 13 France, German atrocities
    ca.1939-1945
    Box: 1 Folder : 14 Germany, Liberation of concentration camps
    ca.1939-1945
    Box: 1 Folder : 15 Netherlands
    ca.1939-1945
    Box: 1 Folder : 16 Poland
    ca.1939-1945
    Box: 1 Folder : 17 Unidentified Nazi personnel
    ca.1939-1945
    Box: 1 Folder : 18 Refugees, photos produced by or for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
    ca.1939-1945

    Subseries C: Postwar Aid Activities

    Scope and Contents note

    Documents the JLC's aid to Holocaust survivors and others in Europe and Israel in the first years after World War II (1945-early 1950s). It includes images depicting the JLC's food, clothing and book drives, and its "Relative Search" program. Most photographs in this subseries portray various aspects of the postwar renewal of Jewish life and culture in displaced persons camps, in European cities, and in Israel. (See also Series IV for an album of photographs of Left Poale Zion projects in Israel.)

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 1 Folder : 19 Food and clothing drives
    ca.1945-1950s1945-1959
    Box: 1 Folder : 20 Book fund and pro-immigration activities
    ca.1945-1950s1945-1959
    Box: 1 Folder : 21 Relative search
    ca.1945-1950s1945-1959
    Box: 1 Folder : 22 Appeals for help and thank-yous from individual refugees and Holocaust survivors, with photos
    ca.1945-1950s1945-1959
    Box: 1 Folder : 23 Refugee visa applications with photo portraits of Holocaust survivors
    ca.1945-1950s1945-1959
    Box: 1 Folder : 24 Miscellaneous portraits of refugees and Holocaust survivors, location unidentified
    ca.1945-1950s1945-1959
    Box: 1 Folder : 25 Austria, Displaced persons' camps and Holocaust survivors
    ca.1945-1950s1945-1959
    Box: 1 Folder : 26 Belgium, Left Poale Zion and miscellaneous postwar Jewish activities
    ca.1945-1950s1945-1959
    Box: 1 Folder : 27 China, Jewish refugees
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 1 Folder : 28 France, JLC delegations
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 1 Folder : 29 France, Hakol bekhol puppet theater
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 1 Folder : 30 France, Miscellaneous postwar
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 1 Folder : 31 Germany, Displaced persons' camps
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 1 Folder : 32 Germany, Mit theatrical troupe
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 1 Folder : 33 Germany, Baderech theatrical troupe
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 1 Folder : 34 Germany, JLC delegations
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 1 Folder : 35 Germany, Wolpert-Goldman visit
    1946
    Box: 1 Folder : 36 Germany, Miscellaneous portraits and identity documents of refugees and Holocaust survivors
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 1 Folder : 37 Germany, Miscellaneous postwar
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 1 Folder : 38 Italy, JLC delegations and aid
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 1 Folder : 39 Italy, Bundist Oyfboy Workers Collective
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 1 Folder : 40 Italy, Miscellaneous portraits of refugees and Holocaust survivors
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 2 Folder : 1 Poland, Jewish Labor Bund activities
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 2 Folder : 2 Poland, Left Poale Zion activities
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 2 Folder : 3 Poland, Jacob Pat's visits
    1946, 1949
    Box: 2 Folder : 4 Poland, Miscellaneous portraits and identity documents of refugees and Holocaust survivors
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 2 Folder : 5 Poland, Miscellaneous postwar
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 2 Folder : 6 Romania, Miscellaneous portraits of refugees and Holocaust survivors
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 2 Folder : 7 Sweden, Jewish Labor Bund and Left Poale Zion activities
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 2 Folder : 8 Switzerland (Geneva), Central Jewish Library
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 2 Folder : 9 Palestine/Israel, JLC aid to (United States)
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 2 Folder : 10 Palestine/Israel, JLC delegations
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 2 Folder : 11 Israel, Brith Ha'avodah cooperative workshops
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 2 Folder : 12 Israel, Brith Ha'avodah summer camps
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 2 Folder : 13 Israel, Beit Lessin Cultural Center
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 2 Folder : 14 Israel, Kursky Library and Zygielbojm Auditorium
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 2 Folder : 15 Israel, Moshav Norge
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 2 Folder : 16 Israel, Zygielbojm children's house
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 2 Folder : 17 Palestine/Israel, Yiddish afternoon schools
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 2 Folder : 18 Israel, Workmen's Circle Neve Hadassah summer camp
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 2 Folder : 19 Israel, Workmen's Circle Yiddish theater groups
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 2 Folder : 20 Palestine/Israel, Holocaust survivors
    ca.1945-1950s
    Box: 2 Folder : 21 Palestine/Israel, Miscellaneous
    ca.1945-1950s

    Subseries D: Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Activities

    Scope and Contents note

    Contains images related to the JLC's postwar support of AFL and CIO (later AFL-CIO) educational efforts in the field of human rights, as well as the JLC's work of combatting antisemitism worldwide. The majority of the photographs are of labor conferences on civil rights in Chicago and other United States cities, National Trade Union Council anti-discrimination activities, and rallies in support of the rights of Soviet Jewry. Individual folders document the work of JLC local chapters for these causes. There are also several pictures of JLC protest rallies and conferences on behalf of Polish Jews.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 2 Folder : 22 JLC Fourth National Trade Union Conference on Civil Rights,
    1962
    Box: 2 Folder : 23 National Trade Union Council
    1950s-1960s
    Box: 2 Folder : 24 National Trade Union Council
    1970s
    Box: 2 Folder : 25 National Trade Union Council
    1980s
    Box: 2 Folder : 26 Anti-discrimination activities/AFL-CIO meetings, California
    1960s
    Box: 2 Folder : 27 Anti-discrimination activities/AFL-CIO meetings, Connecticut
    1950s
    Box: 2 Folder : 28 Illinois (Chicago), labor conferences on civil rights
    1955-1959
    Box: 2 Folder : 29 Illinois (Chicago), labor conferences on civil rights
    1960-1962
    Box: 2 Folder : 30 Illinois (Chicago), labor conferences on civil rights
    1963-1984
    Box: 2 Folder : 31 Illinois (Chicago), labor conferences on civil rights- Miscellaneous, unidentified
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 32 Anti-discrimination activities/AFL-CIO meetings, Massachusetts
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 33 Anti-discrimination activities/AFL-CIO meetings, Michigan
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 34 Anti-discrimination activities/AFL-CIO meetings, New Jersey
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 35 Anti-discrimination activities/AFL-CIO meetings, New York City
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 36 Anti-discrimination activities/AFL-CIO meetings, New York State
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 37 Anti-discrimination activities/AFL-CIO meetings, Ohio
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 38 Anti-discrimination activities/AFL-CIO meetings, Oregon
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 39 Anti-discrimination activities/AFL-CIO meetings, Pennsylvania
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 40 Anti-discrimination activities/AFL-CIO meetings, Texas
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 41 (Mixed Materials) Labor Conference on Civil Rights, Washington D.C., 1956
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 41 (Photographs)
    Box: 3 Folder : 1 Anti-discrimination activities/AFL-CIO meetings, Wisconsin
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 2 Canada, AFL-CIO meetings
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 3 Anti-discrimination activities/AFL-CIO meetings, miscellaneous
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 4 Civil rights movement, miscellaneous
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 5 Soviet Jewry rally, New York City
    1953
    Box: 3 Folder : 6 Soviet Jewry rallies, New York City
    1950s-1960s
    Box: 3 Folder : 7 Soviet Jewry rallies, New York City
    1970s
    Box: 3 Folder : 8 Soviet Jewry rallies, New York City
    1980s
    Box: 3 Folder : 9 Other Soviet Jewry activities/materials (i.e., seminars, meetings with officials, antisemitic Soviet cartoons)
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 10 Soviet Jewry activity, United Federation of Teachers
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 11 Soviet Jewry activity, Local JLC chapters (Illinois, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC)
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 12 Protests against Polish antisemitism
    undated
    Box: 10 Labor Human Rights Award Dinner (1973): Honoring Floyd E. Smith
    December 1973
    Box: 10 Labor Human Rights Award Dinner (1975): Honoring Albert Shanker
    December 9, 1975
    Box: 10 Labor Human Rights Award Dinner (1977): Honoring Sol C. Chaikin
    January 1977
    Box: 10 Labor Human Rights Award Dinner (1979): Honoring John Lyons
    September 1979
    Box: 10 Labor Human Rights Award Dinner (1984): Honoring Edward J. Cleary
    December 1984
    Box: 10 Labor Human Rights Award Dinner 1985): Honoring Lynn Williams
    December 10, 1985
    Box: 10 Labor Human Rights Award Dinner (1988): Honoring Robert Georgine
    December 8, 1988
    Box: 10 Labor Human Rights Award Dinner (1997): Honoring Stern, Matarazzo, Hirsch
    January 15, 1997
    Box: 10 Labor Human Rights Award Dinner (1998): Honoring Feldman, Karp, Malloy
    January 27, 1998
    Box: 10 Labor Human Rights Memorial Tribute (1982): Jerry Wurf
    January 7, 1982
    Box: 10 Labor Human Rights Award Dinner (1975): Honoring Murray Finley
    January 1975

    Subseries E: Other Postwar Activities

    Scope and Contents note

    Documents the JLC's work in international labor relations, Holocaust commemoration and education, and other programs and projects. The bulk of the photographs are of JLC annual conventions and meetings. The subseries also contains pictures of JLC meetings with international labor leaders, and the organization's participation in international labor conferences, labor rallies in support of Israeli democracy and other causes. There are several images of annual Warsaw Ghetto Memorial commemorations and of courses on the Holocaust for educators run in conjunction with the United Federation of Teachers.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 3 Folder : 13 International contacts: visits of European labor and socialist leaders to U.S.; visits of U.S. leaders abroad
    1940s-1970s
    Box: 3 Folder : 14 International contacts: visits of European labor and socialist leaders to U.S.; visits of U.S. leaders abroad
    1940s-1970s
    Box: 3 Folder : 15 Relations with Israel: Israel rallies; visits to Israel
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 16 Holocaust commemoration and education
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 17 Commemorations and memorials, miscellaneous
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 18 Demonstrations and rallies
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 19 JLC exhibitions and displays
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 20 Mensheviks
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 21 William Green testimonial dinner and dedication of bust
    1947, 1951
    Box: 3 Folder : 22 Dedication of William Green Human Relations Library
    1959
    Box: 3 Folder : 23 Atran Center for Jewish Culture
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 24 Dedication of Philip Murray bust
    1953
    Box: 3 Folder : 25 B. Charney Vladeck memorial meeting
    1963
    Box: 3 Folder : 26 JLC conventions and meetings
    1947
    Box: 4 Folder : 1 JLC conventions and meetings
    1940s-1950s
    Box: 4 Folder : 2 JLC conventions and meetings
    1940s-1950s
    Box: 4 Folder : 3 JLC conventions and meetings
    1940s-1950s
    Box: 4 Folder : 4 JLC conventions and meetings
    1960s
    Box: 4 Folder : 5 JLC conventions and meetings
    1960s
    Box: 4 Folder : 6 JLC conventions and meetings
    1960s
    Box: 4 Folder : 7 JLC conventions and meetings
    1970s-1980s
    Box: 4 Folder : 8 JLC conventions and meetings
    1970s-1980s
    Box: 4 Folder : 9 JLC conventions and meetings
    1970s-1980s
    Box: 10 Triangle Fire Memorial
    2006
    Box: 10 JLC Conventions
    1969, 1971

    Subseries F: JLC Staff, Branches, Chapters, Divisions, Committees

    Scope and Contents note

    Includes group portraits of JLC staff and photographs related to the work of the organization's National Executive Committee, Legislative Committee, Educators' Chapter, Women's Division, and local chapters.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 4 Folder : 10 JLC Staff
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 11 National Executive Committee
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 12 Legislative Committee
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 13 Membership Division
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 14 Educators' Chapter
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 15 Workmen's Circle branches
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 16 Women's Division
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 17 California Chapter
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 18 Illinois Chapter
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 19 Maryland Chapter
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 20 Minnesota Chapter
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 21 Missouri Chapter
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 22 New England Chapter
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 23 Ohio Chapter
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 24 Oregon Chapter
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 25 Pennsylvania Chapter
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 1 Washington, D.C. Chapter
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 2 Canada Chapter
    undated
    Box: 10 Chicago Chapter
    1956, 1965, 1971, 1973, 1975
    Box: 10 Philadelphia Chapter
    1972-1975
    Box: 10 Los Angeles Chapter
    1974
    Box: 10 Field Offices: Individual and Group Portraits
    circa 1960-1989
    Box: 10 Workmen's Circle
    undated

    Subseries G: Miscellaneous

    Scope and Contents note

    Contains photographs of unidentified events and of subjects only indirectly related to the activities of the JLC. It includes a group of images of synagogues and other Jewish community buildings in the Netherlands.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 5 Folder : 3 Miscellaneous
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 4 Miscellaneous
    undated
    Box: 10 AFL-CIO Convention Backdrop
    1955-1956
    Box: 10 C.I.O. Summer School
    1946
    Box: 10 Jewish Labor Bund
    undated

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    Series II: Personalities

    Scope and Contents note

    Contains portraits of individuals connected with the JLC.

    Subseries A: JLC Leadership

    Scope and Contents note

    Officials and photographs of unidentified events that prominently feature them.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 5 Folder : 5 David Dubinsky
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 6 Benjamin Gebiner
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 7 Adolph Held
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 8 Emanuel Muravchik
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 9 Michael S. Perry
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 10 Benjamin Tabachinsky
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 11 Baruch Charney Vladeck
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 12 Charles Zimmerman
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 13 Jacob Zukerman
    undated

    Subseries B: General

    Scope and Contents note

    Consists of portraits of identified individuals alphabetically arranged and group portraits of prominent personalities at unidentified events. The subseries also contains a folder of unidentified portraits and an album of photographs devoted to the life and career of Leon Blum. (See also the INDEX TO PERSONALITIES for a partial cross-reference to more photographs of these and other prominent individuals that appear elsewhere in the collection.)

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 5 Folder : 14 Leon Blum: Album of photographs
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 15 Leon Blum Luncheon, April 13, 1946
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 16 A-C
    Irving Abramson
    Fritz Adler
    Frank Z. Atran
    Herman Becker
    Hayyim Nachman Bialik
    Ella Bogval
    Irving Brown
    Abraham Cahan
    Nathan Chanin
    Leo M. Cherne
    Jay Chapman
    Gerald Coleman

    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 17 D-G
    Louis de Brouckere
    Leon Dennen [Denenberg]
    Richardson Dilworth
    Oscar Ewing
    Arthur Goldberg
    Paul Goldman
    Samuel Gompers
    Patrick Gorman
    William Green
    Greppi (Mayor of Milan)
    Murray Gross

    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 18 H-K
    Moshe Haar
    W. Averell Harriman
    Myra Hess
    Sidney Hillman
    Louis Hollander
    Samuel P. Hugh, Jr. (?)
    Hubert Humphrey
    Professor Kaplan
    John F. Kennedy
    Dimitri Klepinin

    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 19 L-P
    Victor Larock
    Louis Levy
    Herve L'Heureux
    Itzik Manger
    Michael Mann
    George Meany
    Benjamin and Vladka Meed
    Bella Meiksin
    Lord Melchett
    Walter Mondale
    Max Mont
    Pauline M. Newman
    Paul Olberg
    Molly Picon

    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 20 R-Z
    Avraham Reisen
    Emmanuel Ringelblum
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    Kurt Schumacher
    Senator Lewis Schwellenbach
    Benzel Sokiranski
    Congressman William P. Stratton
    Maurice Tobin
    Paul Tyson
    Bentsl Tsolevitsh
    James A. Wechsler
    Uriel Weinreich
    Chaim Weizmann
    Roy Wilkins
    Alex Wollod
    William Wolpert
    Leonard Woodcock
    Assistant Secretary of Labor Ralph Wright
    B. Zivion

    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 21 Groups
    Some Individuals represented in this file:
    Raphael Abramowitsch
    Robert Abram
    Luigi Antonini
    Shelley Appleton
    Adolf Arnaut
    Nathan Bar Yaacov
    Gregory Bardacke
    Joseph Baskin
    Mr. and Mrs. Chaim Bass
    Sh. Bikel
    Israel Breslow
    Yudl Borenstein
    Nathan Chanin
    Martin Cohen
    David Dubinsky
    Levi Eshkol
    Y. Feinberg
    David Gingold
    Arturo Giovanitti
    Joseph Glickson
    I.H. Goldberg
    Chaim Grade
    John Green
    William Green
    Murray Gross
    Fritz Heine
    Adolph Held
    Philip Heller
    Hershkowitz
    Louis Hollander
    Carl Jennings
    Morris Jushewitz
    I. Knapp
    J. Knox
    Jules Kolodny
    Walter Kushenbaum
    J. Landis
    Herbert S. Lehmann
    John Lewis
    Marx Lewis
    John V. Lindsay
    Michael Mann
    Bishop McConnell
    George Meany
    Vladka Meed
    Golda Meir
    Melnick
    Isaiah Minkoff
    Joseph Mlotek
    Emanuel Muravchik
    Morris Novick
    Jacob Pat
    Emmanuel Patt
    Louis Pincus
    Jacob S. Potofsky
    Chaim Pupko
    Steven Remson
    Alex Rose
    Devorah Rosenblum
    Jack Rubinstein
    Moshe Rubinstein
    Bayard Rustin
    Jacob Schlitt
    Edward Schneider
    Y. Schwartz
    Walter Seifert
    Zalman Shazar
    Dr. Silberberg
    Don Slaiman
    Leon Stern
    William Stern
    Stolarsky
    Benjamin Tabachinsky
    Norman Thomas
    President Harry S. Truman
    Y. Tyberg
    Liv Ullman
    Irving Vogel
    Mayor Robert F. Wagner, Jr.
    M. Waldman
    Richard Walsh
    Simon Weber
    William Wolpert
    Jerry Wurf
    Charles Zimmerman
    Jacob Zukerman

    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 22 Unidentified
    undated
    Box: 10 Rotman, Sara
    undated
    Box: 10 Berger, Veil
    undated
    Box: 10 Herszkowicz, Jankiel
    undated

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    Series III: Aid to Children

    Scope and Contents note

    Documents JLC's child relief activities in Europe and Israel immediately following the end of World War II. The bulk of the photographs are of JLC-supported orphanages and children's homes in France.

    Subseries A: Child Adoption Program, United States.

    Scope and Contents note

    Portrays the support of United States trade unions and Workmen's Circle branches for JLC's overseas children's homes. The bulk of the photographs are of union members inside garment factories and members of Workmen's Circle branches handing over donation checks to JLC representatives. There also several albums of portraits of children sponsored by specific unions. (See also Series IV and individual child portraits in case files.)

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 5 Folder : 23 Child Adoption Program -- Participating unions and other labor groups
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 24 Child Adoption Program -- Participating Workmen's Circle branches
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 25 Child Adoption Program -- Workmen's Circle
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 26 Child Adoption Program -- For children in Belgium
    1948-1949
    Box: 5 Folder : 27 Children Adopted by Individuals
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 28 Album of photos of children adopted by the Out of Town Cloak Department of the ILGWU
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 1 Album of photos of children adopted by the United Cloak, Suit, Infants and Children's Coat Operators and Sample Makers Union, ILGWU
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 2 Album of photos of children adopted by Cloak Joint Board
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 3 Album of photos of children adopted by unidentified garment workers' union
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 4 Montages of children's portraits used for publicity materials
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 5 Children brought to the United States
    undated
    Box: 10 Rosenberg, Klod Case File
    1949

    Subseries B: European Orphanages and Children's Homes and Other Child Aid Activities (Excluding France)

    Scope and Contents note

    Contains photographs of JLC-sponsored summer camps, orphanages and children's homes in Belgium, England, Italy, and Poland.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 6 Folder : 6 Left Poale Zion children's summer camps in the Brussels area, Belgium
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 7 Children's summer camps at Braine le Compte and other places in the Brussels area, Belgium
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 8 Workmen's Circle summer camp at Midelkerk, Belgium
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 9 La Hilf summer camp, Belgium
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 10 Children in dramatic performances, Friends of Children Society, Brussels, Belgium
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 11 Children in dramatic performances, S. Mendelson School, Brussels, Belgium
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 12 Children at meals and in dramatic performances, Y. L. Peretz School, Brussels, Belgium
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 13 Children in unidentified dramatic performances and miscellaneous, Belgium
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 14 Bundist Shmider fun nayem lebn [Forgers of New Life] summer camp, England
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 15 French members of the Bundist youth group, SKIF, on a visit to England,
    1948
    Box: 6 Folder : 16 JLC delegation bringing aid packages to the Associazione Nazionale enti Assistenza for poor Italian children, Milan, Italy
    1949
    Box: 6 Folder : 17 JLC delegation visiting child aid project in Rome, Italy,
    1949
    Box: 6 Folder : 18 Orphanage or summer camp, Selvino, Italy
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 19 Miscellaneous, Italy
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 20 Children's homes, orphanages, and summer camps, Poland
    undated

    Subseries C: Children's Homes and Orphanages and Other Child Aid Projects in France

    Scope and Contents note

    Documents JLC-sponsored children's homes in France such as the Nahum Aronson Home, the Shlomo Mendelson Home, the Emanuel Ringelblum Home, the B. Charney Vladeck sanatorium, the Morris Sigman Home and others. The subseries also contains images of day nurseries and of the activities of the Bundist youth groups, SKIF and Tsukunft, in France.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 6 Folder : 21 Nahum Aronson Home, Andelys
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 22 Nahum Aronson Home, Andelys (album)
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 23 Nahum Aronson Home, Andelys (album)
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 24 La Colonie Scolaire homes and programs
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 25 IKA Home, Corvol-1`Orgueilleux
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 26 Bertha Mehring Nursery, Paris
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 1 S. Mendelson Home, Le Mans, #1
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 2 S. Mendelson Home, Le Mans, #2
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 3 S. Mendelson Home, Le Mans, #3
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 4 S. Mendelson Home, Le Mans -- field trip to Paris
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 5 S. Mendelson Home, Le Mans (album)
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 6 S. Mendelson Home, Le Mans (album)
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 7 S. Mendelson Home, Le Mans (album)
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 8 S. Mendelson Home, Le Mans (album fragments)
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 9 Maison d'enfants d'Ophem
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 10 Physical Culture Center, Gournay sur Marne
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 11 Emmanuel Ringelblum Home, Paris
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 12 B. Charney Vladeck Home, Brunoy
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 13 B. Charney Vladeck Home, Brunoy
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 14 B. Charney Vladeck Home, Brunoy
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 15 Morris Sigman Home, Paris
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 16 Miscellaneous day nurseries
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 17 SKIF and Tsukunft groups
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 18 Children Group Portraits: France
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 19 Individual Children: France
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 20 Children, miscellaneous
    undated
    Box: 7 Folder : 21 Children, miscellaneous
    undated

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    Series IV: Photograph Albums and Oversized Photographs

    Container 1     Title Date
    Box: 8 Albums of photographs of individual children (and information relating to them) sponsored by United States trade unions Photocopies of Jewish Daily Forward photo essays on Child Adoption
    undated
    Box: 9 Albums of photographs of individual children (and information relating to them) sponsored by United States trade unions, and one oversized album of Left Poale Zion housing and other construction projects in Israel.
    undated
    Drawer: FFC: 6-6 Oversized photographs (mostly panoramic views of JLC meetings and banquets).
    undated

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    Series V: Unprocessed

    Container 1     Title Date
    Box: 10 Miscellaneous
    Box: 11 Miscellaneous
    Box: 12 Miscellaneous
    Box: 12 Photographs of children, from "children's files"
    undated
    Box: 12 George Meany with others
    1984

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