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Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Zaritsky, Max, 1885-1959
Source: Rand School of Social Science
Title: Max Zaritsky Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1912-1959
Dates [bulk]: 1934-1948
Abstract: Max Zaritsky (1885-1959) was an officer, and sometime president, of two hat industry unions, the Cloth Hat, Cap, and Millinery Workers' International Union, and its successor, the United Hatters, Cap, and Millinery Workers International Union. The papers include correspondence with labor and industry leaders, clippings, manuscripts, minutes, typescripts of radio addresses and speeches, and memorabilia and printed material covering hat industry union affairs, political and Zionist activities of the labor movement, and the conflict between the American Federation of Labor and the newly formed Congress of Industrial Organizations.
Quantity: 1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Call Phrase: TAM.006

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Historical/Biographical Note

Max Zaritsky (1885-1959) was born Petrikov, Russia, emigrated to the U.S., where in 1907 he joined the Cloth Hat, Cap, and Millinery Workers' International Union (CHCMW), later becoming its president, and then subsequently, president, until his retirement in 1950, of the United Hatters, Cap, and Millinery Workers International Union (AFL), formed by the 1934 merger of the CHCMW and the United Hatters of North America. Zaritsky was an advocate of labor-management cooperation to promote the hat industry, a founder of the American Labor Party in 1936, and was active in labor Zionist circles, heading both the American Jewish Trade Union Committee for Palestine and the National Committee for a Leon Blum Colony in Palestine.

Sources:

  • Max Zaritsky at Fifty. The Story of an Aggressive Labor Leadership (1935).
  • Biographical Dictionary of American Labor (1984).
  • Labor Unions (1977). Includes historical sketches of the various hat industry unions, pp. 139-144.

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Scope and Content Note

The papers include correspondence with labor and industry leaders, clippings, manuscripts, minutes, typescripts of radio addresses and speeches, memorabilia and printed material covering hat industry union affairs, political and Zionist activities of the labor movement, and the conflict between the American Federation of Labor and the newly formed Congress of Industrial Organizations.

Arrangement

The folders are arranged alphabetically.

The files are grouped into one series:

Missing Title

  1. I, Max Zaritsky Papers

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Zaritsky, Max, 1885-1959
  • Blum, Léon, 1872-1950

Document Type

  • Correspondence.
  • Speeches.
  • Minutes (administrative records)
  • Manuscripts for publication.
  • Clippings (information artifacts)

Subject Organizations

  • Cloth Hat, Cap, and Millinery Workers' International Union
  • American Jewish Trade Union Committee for Palestine
  • National Committee for a Leon Blum Colony in Palestine
  • United Hatters, Cap, and Millinery Workers International Union
  • Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.)
  • Rand School of Social Science

Subject Topics

  • Labor Zionism -- United States.
  • Industrial technicians -x Labor unions -- United States.
  • Hat trade -x Labor unions -- United States.

Subject Places

  • Palestine.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Collection was part of the Rand School Archives, which were transferred to the Tamiment Library in 1963 by members of the People's Education Camp Society, Inc. The accession number associated with this collection is 1963.016.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Tamiment Library has no information about copyright ownership for this collection and is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from it. Materials in this collection, which were created in 1912 to 1959, are expected to enter the public domain in 2080.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; Collection name; Collection number; box number; folder number;
Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

Related Material at the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union Records (Tamiment 54)

Separated Material

Several photographs have been separated to the Tamiment Library General Photographs Collection (Photographs 1)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer from the Rand School Archives, 1963. The accession number associated with this collection is 1963.016

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Container List

Series 1: Max Zaritsky Papers

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 AFL and the CIO: Statements, Speeches
1936 , 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 2 American Jewish Trade Union Committee for Palestine
1944
Box: 1 Folder : 3 American Jewish Trade Union Committee for Palestine
1945
Box: 1 Folder : 4 American Jewish Trade Union Committee for Palestine
1946-1949
Box: 1 Folder : 5 American Trade Union Council National Committee for Labor Israel
1957
Box: 1 Folder : 6 American Zionist Emergency Council
1943-1944
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Biographies
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Clippings: By and About Max Zaritsky
1930s-1950s
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Correspondence
1930s
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Correspondence
1940-1945
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Correspondence
1946-1949
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Correspondence
1950-1959
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Fiftieth Birthday Dinner
1935
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Hatters Unionism
1912-1918
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Hatters Unionism
1920s
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Hatters Unionism
1930s
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Hatters Unionism
1940s
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Jewish Affairs: Letters, Misc.
1932-1951
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Labor Economics: Speeches and Related Material
1938-1947
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Labor Law: Addresses and General Views
1936-1946
Box: 2 Folder : 9 National Committee for a Leon Blum Colony in Palestine
1938
Box: 2 Folder : 10 National Committee for a Leon Blum Colony in Palestine
1939-1940
Box: 2 Folder : 11 National Recovery Administration: Speeches About
1934-1936
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Palestine: Clippings, Articles, Resolutions
1935-1948
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Palestine: Speeches on
1938-1948
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Palestine: Trip to
1937
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Political Activities and Endorsements
1935-1950
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Presidential Elector (Roosevelt)
1936
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Radio Addresses
1935-1950
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Retirement / Convention of Hatters Union
1950
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Saturday Evening Post Article: "Can Labor Prosper Under Free Enterprise?" [Jan 30, 1943]
1942-1943
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Speeches Given at Conventions of Other Labor Unions
1930-1938
Box: 3 Folder : 10 To the Industry (Addresses)
1931-1943
Box: 3 Folder : 11 U.S. Government Citations and Honors
1945-1952
Box: 3 Folder : 12 William Green Dinner
1940
Box: 3 Folder : 13 William Green Dinner (American Trade Union Council for Histadrut)
1951
Box: 3 Folder : 14 World War I: Liberty Loan Committee, Other Fundraising
1918
Box: 3 Folder : 15 World War II: Addresses
1942-1946

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