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Guide to the William Golden Camp Wo-Chi-Ca Photographs PHOTOS.156

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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New York, NY, 10012
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Rachel Schimke, 2013

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on September 23, 2014
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Nicole Greenhouse to include updated administrative information  , 9/23/2014

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Golden, William (Bill)
Title: William Golden Camp Wo-Chi-Ca Photographs
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1940-1955
Abstract: William Golden was an optometrist and amateur photographer. His relationship to Camp Wo-Chi-Ca is unknown. Camp Wo-Chi-Ca (which stood for Workers Children's Camp) was a children's summer camp in New Jersey. The camp, which was founded in 1934 and ran through the early 1950s, was mainly organized by the International Workers Order (I.W.O.) and was affiliated with the Communist Party, USA. The collection consists of approximately 300 negatives, nine mounted prints and a few smaller photographs, and photocopies of three promotional pamphlets or flyers. Photographic materials in the collection depict scenes of Camp Wo-Chi-Ca and camp life in the 1940s and early 1950s.
Quantity: 0.75 linear feet in 1 small flat box
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: PHOTOS.156