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Collection processed by Tamiment Library staff, 1964; cataloged by Maxine Trust in 1985; the second donation was processed by Daniel Bender, 1996.

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Vladeck, B. (Baruch), 1886-1938
Source - dnr: Bromberg, May Vladeck
Source - dnr: Bromberg, Charney
Source - dnr: Heinrich, Amy Vladeck
Title: Baruch Charney Vladeck Papers and Photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1906-1958
Dates [bulk]: 1920-1938
Abstract: Baruch Charney Vladeck (1886-1938) was born in Russia and emerged as one of the leading figures of the U.S. Jewish socialist movement of the twentieth century. He was general manager of The Jewish Daily Forward from 1918 to 1938 and was elected to the New York City Board of Alderman and the City Council. The papers contain correspondence, the manuscript of a partial autobiography, addresses, debates, biographical material, reports, memos, press releases, personal and family papers, photographs, and printed material. Included is material relating to public housing, Jewish charitable and labor organizations such as ORT and the Jewish Labor Committee, the status of Jews in Nazi Germany, political campaigns, Socialist Party affairs and other political matters. Correspondents include Freidrich Adler, Sholem Asch, Victor and Meta Berger, Daniel Hoan, Louise Kautsky, Harry Laidler, Algernon Lee, Ramsey McDonald and Lillian Wald.
Quantity: 14 Linear Feet in 8 records cartons, 10 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize flat boxes, and 4 oversize folders.
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language: Materials are primarily in English and Yiddish.
Call Phrase: TAM.037

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Historical/Biographical Note

Although his career was shortened by his untimely death at age 52, Baruch Charney Vladeck (1886-1938) emerged as one of the leading figures of the Jewish socialist movement of the twentieth century. He was born Baruch Charney in Dukora, a small village near Minsk, Russia in 1886. His mother, left a widow with six children at age thirty-five, hoped that Baruch and his brother Samuel would become rabbis. But they soon rebelled against the traditional yeshiva education and were caught up in the ferment of radical, secularizing ideas in Jewish cultural circles in Minsk. Young Charney was soon conducting classes for workers in a labor Zionist school. The Czarist police found some of his recommended reading too liberal and early in 1904 he was arrested and sentenced to six months in the Minsk jail.

On his release he joined the "Bund," a Jewish labor and socialist party affiliated with the Russian Social Democratic party. He spent the next four years in fugitive life as an organizer (under the pen name "Vladeck") until, fearful of arrest, he fled to the United States in 1908. For three years Vladeck toured the country, lecturing to Jewish and socialist groups and obtaining a wide first-hand acquaintance with America. In 1911 he married Clara Richman, and they eventually had three children, May, Stephen and William.

Settling in Philadelphia, Vladeck became, in 1912, manager of the Philadelphia edition of the New York Jewish Daily Forward, the largest and most influential Yiddish daily in the United States. While in Philadelphia he studied economics and English at the University of Pennsylvania, and became an American citizen in 1915.

During World War I Vladeck emerged as a leaders in the Socialist Party of America. Moving in 1916 to New York City, he became city editor of the Forward, and only one year later he was one of a group of Socialists elected to the NYC Board of Aldermen. He was reelected in 1919 but lost his seat two years later when his district was gerrymandered. In the Socialist Party split of 1919 Vladeck energetically fought the Communist wing. In 1930 he ran unsuccessfully for Congress (8th District) on the Socialist ticket. Later in the 1930s, when the newly revitalized Socialist Party was again divided between Norman Thomas's left wing and a right wing led, after the death of Morris Hillquit, by Louis Waldman, Vladeck sought to play a mediating role. When the breach became final, he allied himself with the right wing and, together with David Dubinsky, became one of the founders of the American Labor Party.

Vladeck's early service on the NYC Board of Aldermen had quickened his interest in municipal housing, and in 1934 he was named by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia as a member of the New York City Housing Authority. This experience stood him in good stead when, in 1937, he was elected to the New York City Council on the ALP ticket. As majority leader of a labor anti-Tammany coalition in the Council, he initiated one of the first municipal slum-clearance projects in the country. In later tribute, New York named one of its great municipal projects the Vladeck Houses.

Meanwhile, as general manager of the Jewish Daily Forward, a post he held from 1918 until his death, and because of his own large gifts of oratory and persuasion, Vladeck had assumed a leading role in American Jewish life. He served as head of a number of organizations. In 1934 he founded and became first president of the Jewish Labor Committee, an umbrella group of Jewish labor and fraternal organizations which organized anti-Nazi activity in the U.S. and rescue and relief work for victims of fascism in Europe. Through his close ties with its president, William Green, he was able to induce the American Federation of Labor to endorse the anti-Nazi boycott and to set up a Labor Chest for the Relief and Liberation of the Workers of Europe. He also chaired the American ORT foundation.

A streak of revolutionary romanticism, a residue of his youth, always remained in Vladeck's character and showed itself most directly in his efforts to aid the daring underground operations in Germany, during the early days of Hitler's regime, of a group of dissident left-wing socialists known as the New Beginning. He called himself an "evolutionist rather than a revolutionist," and, although a lifelong Socialist, supported Franklin D. Roosevelt for president in 1936 and Fiorello La Guardia for mayor of New York in 1937.

Vladeck died of a coronary thrombosis on October 31, 1938. The affection in which he was held by the people of New York was demonstrated at his funeral, when over 50,000 persons massed in Rutgers Square, facing the Forward building, to hear funeral orations by Gov. Herbert Lehman, Senator Robert F. Wagner and other notables. Countless others lined the streets to view the cortege that bore his remains to Mt. Carmel Cemetery. The evolution of Vladeck's thought mirrors a similar adaptation by thousands of other socialists and radicals including the leaders of the large and powerful needle-trades unions. His career symbolizes the transformations wrought by American institutions on a European-shaped radicalism.

Sources:

  • Herling, John. "Baruch Charney Vladeck," American Jewish Yearbook41 (1939-1940): 78-93.
  • Jonas, Franklin L. The Early Life and Career of B. Charney Vladeck. (Ph.D. dissertation, New York University, 1972).
  • Vladeck, Baruch Charney. B. Vladeck in Leben un Shafen. New York: Forverts, 1936.

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Scope and Content Note

These papers document the life of Baruch Charney Vladeck, a leading figure of the U.S. Jewish socialist movement of the twentieth century. The papers contain correspondence, the manuscript of a partial autobiography, addresses, debates, biographical material, reports, memos, press releases, personal and family papers, photographs, audio recordings and printed material. Included is material relating to public housing, Jewish charitable and labor organizations such as ORT and the Jewish Labor Committee, the status of Jews in Nazi Germany, political campaigns, Socialist Party affairs, and other political matters. The majority of the collection is correspondence, and correspondents include Freidrich Adler, Sholem Asch, Victor and Meta Berger, Daniel Hoan, Louise Kautsky, Harry Laidler, Algernon Lee, Ramsey McDonald and Lillian Wald.

Arrangement

Arranged in 4 series: I. Correspondence; II. General Material; III. Second Donation; and IV. Photographs.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Hoan, Daniel W. (Daniel Webster), 1881-1961
  • Laidler, Harry W. (Harry Wellington), 1884-1970
  • Berger, Victor L., 1860-1929
  • Vladeck, B. (Baruch), 1886-1938
  • Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957.
  • Adler, Friedrich, 1879-1960
  • Berger, Meta Schlichting, 1873-1944
  • Kautsky, Louise.
  • Lee, Algernon
  • Wald, Lillian D., 1867-1940
  • McDonald, Ramsey.
  • Bromberg, May Vladeck
  • Bromberg, Charney
  • Heinrich, Amy Vladeck

Document Type

  • Manuscripts for publication.
  • Correspondence.
  • Press releases.
  • Minutes (administrative records)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Photographic prints.
  • Autobiographies.
  • Speeches.

Subject Organizations

  • Jewish Labor Committee (U.S.)
  • World ORT Union
  • Socialist Party (U.S.)
  • Forṿerṭs (New York, N.Y.)

Subject Topics

  • Public housing -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Jews -- Charities.
  • Judaism and labor.
  • Jewish socialists -- United States.
  • Jewish labor unions -- United States.
  • Socialism -- United States.

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Administrative Information

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 1906-1958, are expected to enter the public domain in 2079.

Materials created by Baruch Vladeck in 1886-1938, are in the public domain. Permission to publish or reproduce is not required.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date; Baruch Charney Vladeck Papers; TAM.037; 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

Tamiment Library holds a complete run of The Jewish Daily Forward.

Jewish Labor Committee Records (WAG.025)

Stephen Vladeck Papers (WAG.284)

Socialist Aldermen Papers (TAM.056.007)

Other Finding Aids

A complete description of the collection is available in Tamiment Library Bulletin vol. 42 (November 1964).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Due to the fragile nature of the original materials, researchers must use the microfilmed version of Series I and part of Series II (boxes 1-8); microfilm call number is Film R-7325, Reels 1-20.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by May Vladeck Bromberg (daughter) in a series of gifts between 1963 and 1967. The accession numbers associated with this gift are 1967.004 and 1967.005. An additional three linear feet of material was donated in 1995 by Charney Bromberg (grandson). The accession numbers associated with this gift are NPA.1995.016 and NPA.1996.013. Amy V. Heinrich donated seven audio recordings in 2011. The accession number associated with this gift is 2014.106. The following accession number is also associated with this collection: NPA.2004.011.

Processing Information

Series I and II were processed by Tamiment Library staff in 1964, and these materials were later microfilmed. Series III was processed by Daniel Bender in 1996. During processing of these accessions, nonprint materials were removed to form their own collections, Baruch Charney Vladeck Photographs (PHOTOS 030) and Vladeck Addendum (PHOTOS 074). In 2013, these nonprint materials were reincorporated in the Baruch Charney Vladeck Papers.

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Container List

Series I. Correspondence, 1912-1938

Scope and Content Note

This series is comprised of the correspondence files that Vladeck kept related to his professional and political activities and interests. Notable correspondents include: Friedrich Adler, Sholem Asch, Roger Baldwin, Otto Bauer, Victor and Meta Berger, Abraham Cahan, Albert Einstein, Daniel Hoan, Louise Kautsky, Harry Laidler, Fiorello La Guardia, Algernon Lee, Herbert H. Lehman, Meyer London, Ramsay McDonald, Tom Mooney, Paul Muni, Upton Sinclair, Norman Thomas, and Lillian Wald. In addition, for each letter of the alphabet (preceding the folders for named individuals or organizations), is a folder of general correspondence, "A", "B", etc. For the general folders there is a handwritten alphabetical list of some 500 names occurring therein, which is available upon request.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically by name of individual, organization or subject, following the order apparently maintained by Vladeck himself or his clerical staff.

Access Restrictions

Entire series has been microfilmed. Researchers must use microfilm.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 "A" GENERAL

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Reel 1

undated
Box: 1 ABRAHAM LINCOLN BRIGADE

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Reel 1

1937
Box: 1 ABRAMOWITSCH RAPHAEL R.

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Reel 1

1928-1937
Box: 1 ADLER, CYRUS

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Reel 1

1929-1938
Box: 1 ADLER, FRIEDRICH

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Reel 1

1926-1938
Box: 1 ALDERMANIC CAMPAIGN

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Reel 1

1921
Box: 1 SECOND ALDERMAN TERM

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Reel 1

1919-1921
Box: 1 AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION

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Reel 1

1927-1937
Box: 1 AMERICAN FEDERATION OF LABOR

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Reel 1

1927-1938
Box: 1 AMERICAN HEBREW (The)

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Reel 1

1932 , 1934-1937
Box: 1 AMERICAN JEWISH COMIITTEE

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Reel 1

1930-1938
Box: 1 AMERICAN JEWISH CONGRESS

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Reel 1

1934 , 1936-1937
Box: 1 AMERICAN LABOR PARTY

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Reel 1

1937-1938
Box: 1 AMERINGER, OSCAR

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Reel 1

1933 , 1937
Box: 1 AMERINGER, SIEGFRIED

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Reel 1

1937
Box: 1 ANGLO-GERMAN NAVAL AGREEMENT

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Reel 1

Jul 1935
Box: 1 ANONYMOUS LETTERS AND WRITINGS

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Reel 1

undated
Box: 1 ANTI-NAZI

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Reel 1

1933-1936
Box: 1 ANTI-NAZI

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Reel 1

1937-1938
Box: 1 ANTI-NAZI BOYCOTT

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Reel 1

undated
Box: 1 ANTI-NAZI: KLEPPER, Dr. Otto

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Reel 1

undated
Box: 1 APPLICATIONS AND REFERENCES

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Reel 1

undated
Box: 1 APPRECIATION AND CRITICISM

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Reel 1

undated
Box: 1 ASCH, ROSE

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Reel 1

1923 , 1938
Box: 1 ASCH, SHOLEM (and Nathan)

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Reel 1

1928 , 1935-1938
Box: 1 AUSTRIAN AND LANCE - ATTORNEYS

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Reel 1

undated
Box: 1 "B" GENERAL

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Reel 1

undated
Box: 1 BALDWIN, JOSEPH CLARK

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Reel 1

1938
Box: 1 BALDWIN ROGER

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Reel 1

1923 , 1931 , 1937
Box: 1 BALLETTA FRANK - ATTORNEY

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Reel 1

1937
Box: 1 BARONDESS, JOSEPH

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Reel 1

1923 , 1938
Box: 1 BAUER, CATHERIIE

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Reel 1

1938
Box: 1 BAUER, OTTO

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Reel 1

1927-1929
Box: 1 BEARAK, JOSEPH

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Reel 1

1929
Box: 1 BERGER, VICTOR L.

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Reel 1

1926-1931
Box: 1 BERMAN, MORRIS

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Reel 1

1923 , 1927 , 1936
Box: 1 BETH ABRAHAM HOME FOR INCURABLES

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Reel 1

undated
Box: 1 BETH ISRAEL HOSPITAL

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Reel 1

undated
Box: 1 BIALYSTOKER HOME FOR THE AGED

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Reel 1

undated
Box: 1 BILLIKOFF, JACOB

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Reel 2

1925-1937
Box: 1 BILLINGS, WARREN

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Reel 2

1924 , 1925
Box: 1 BLANK, LEON

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Reel 2

1925-1929
Box: 1 BLUMEN, ELIAS

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Reel 2

1929
Box: 1 BLUMIN-KURSKY, FRANZ

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Reel 2

1929 , 1932 , 1937
Box: 1 BOARD OF ALDERMEN

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Reel 2

1921
Box: 1 BOOKS

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Reel 2

undated
Box: 1 B'NAI B'RITH-BOGEN, BORIS etc.

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Reel 2

1922-1938
Box: 1 BREITNER, HUGO (Dr.)

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Reel 2

1938
Box: 1 BROMBERG, MAY AND NORBERT

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Reel 2

1930-1931
Box: 1 BROOKLYN FORUM

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Reel 2

undated
Box: 1 BROOKWOOD, KATONAH, NEW YORK

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Reel 2

undated
Box: 1 BROWN, D.

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Reel 2

1922
Box: 1 BUND

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Reel 2

undated
Box: 1 "C" GENERAL

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Reel 2

undated
Box: 1 CAHAN, ABRAHAM

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Reel 2

1922-1934
Box: 1 CHANIN, W.C.

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Reel 2

1927-1928 , 1938
Box: 1 CHARNEY, C. KING

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Reel 2

1930-1937
Box: 1 CHARNEY, MEREL

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Reel 2

undated
Box: 1 CHARNEY, S.

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Reel 2

1937
Box: 1 CHEZKELS, HELEN

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Reel 2

1925-1928
Box: 1 CHNEOUR, S.

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Reel 2

1928 , 1937-1938
Box: 1 CITRINE, WALTER

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Reel 2

1935-1938
Box: 1 CIVIC AFFAIRS

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Reel 2

1933 , 1938
Box: 1 CLINTON THEATER

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Reel 2

1937
Box: 1 COHEN, MORRIS R.

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Reel 2

1932 , 1934 , 1937
Box: 1 CONGRATULATIONS COUNCIL

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Reel 2

1937
Box: 1 COUNCIL

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Reel 3

undated
Box: 1 COUNCIL CAMPAIGN

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1937
Box: 1 COUNCIL LEGISLATION

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Reel 3

undated
Box: 1 COUNCIL ORGANIZATION

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Reel 3

undated
Box: 1 COUNCIL - "PINS AND NEEDLES" PERFORMANCE

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Reel 3

Mar 1938
Box: 1 CRANK LETTERS

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Reel 3

undated
Box: 2 "D" GENERAL

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Reel 3

undated
Box: 2 DARTMOUTH COLLEGE

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Reel 3

1957
Box: 2 DEBORAH JEWISH TUBERCULOSIS SOCIETY

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Reel 3

1924-1938
Box: 2 DEWEY, JOHN

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Reel 3

1928-1934
Box: 2 DUNBAR, ELIZABETH

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1916 , 1925-1934
Box: 2 DUNCAN, THOMAS U. (TOM)

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1924-1937
Box: 2 DWORKIN, DOROTHY

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1937-1938
Box: 2 "E" GENERAL

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Reel 3

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Box: 2 EAST SIDE VACATION CAMP - GENERAL

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Box: 2 EAST SIDE VACATION CAMP

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1925 , 1927 , 1930-1933
Box: 2 EINSTEIN, ALBERT

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1932-1938
Box: 2 EPSTEIN, LAZAR

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1925-1938
Box: 2 "F" GENERAL

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undated
Box: 2 FAMILY GENERAL

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1925-1938
Box: 2 FAVORS GENERAL

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1924-1931
Box: 2 FEDER, ANNA

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Reel 3

undated
Box: 2 FEDERATION FOR THE SUPPORT OF JEWISH PHILANTHROPIC SOCIETIES

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1924-1937
Box: 2 FOLKSZEITUNG-WARSAW, POLAND

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1928 , 1938
Box: 2 FORWARD GENERAL

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1921-1934
Box: 2 FORWARD GENERAL

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Reel 4

1928-1938
Box: 2 FORWARD ADVERTISING

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Reel 4

1928-1930s
Box: 2 FORWARD AMA

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Reel 4

undated
Box: 2 FORWARD ASSOCIATION

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Reel 4

undated
Box: 2 FORWARD - BOSTON

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Reel 4

1928 , 1935
Box: 2 FORWARD BUSINESS

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Reel 4

1928-1938
Box: 2 FORWARD - CHICAGO

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Reel 4

1928
Box: 2 FOWARD EMPLOYEES

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Reel 4

1932-1933
Box: 2 FORWARD - CONTRIBUTIONS TO LABOR ORGANIZATIONS

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Reel 4

1928 , 1937
Box: 2 FORWARD-LEGAL

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Reel 4

1928 , 1938
Box: 2 FORWARD-OTHER CITIES

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Reel 4

1928
Box: 2 FORWARD-POLICY

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1928-1956
Box: 2 FORWARD-WRITERS, CORRESPONDENCE, etc.

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Box: 2 FREIE ARBEITER STIMME

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Box: 2 FRIENDS-GENERAL PERSONAL

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Reel 4

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Box: 2 "G" GENERAL

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Reel 4

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Box: 2 GERMAN JEWISH CHILDREN'S AID

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Reel 4

undated
Box: 2 GLASSMAN FAMILY

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1923-1929
Box: 2 GOCHGELERNT, G.

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1935-1938
Box: 2 GOLDSTEIN, JONAH J.

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Reel 4

1928-1958
Box: 2 GREEN, WILLIAM: AFL PRESIDENT

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Box: 2 GRUNDFEST FAMILY

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1921-1928
Box: 2 "H" GENERAL

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Reel 4

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Box: 2 HAGEN, PAUL

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1937
Box: 2 HARRISON, CHARLES YALE

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1932 , 1934 , 1937-1938
Box: 2 HEBREW HOME FOR THE AGED

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Box: 2 HEBREW SHELTER AND IMMIGRANT AID SOCIETY

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Box: 2 HERTZ, PAUL (Dr.)

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1938
Box: 2 HIRSCHMANN, I.A.

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1929 , 1936 , 1938
Box: 2 HOAN, DANIEL W.

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1934 , 1937 , 1938
Box: 2 HOME OF THE DAUGHTERS OF JACOB

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1922-1938
Box: 2 HOUSING

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undated
Box: 2 HOUSING CORRESPONDENCE

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1931 , 1934-1936
Box: 2 HOUSING CORRESPONDENCE

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Reel 5

1934-1935
Box: 2 HOUSING CORRESPONDENCE

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Reel 5

1934
Box: 2 HOUSING CORRESPONDENCE

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Reel 5

1937
Box: 3 HOUSING CORRESPONDENCE

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Reel 5

1937-1938
Box: 3 HOUSING-LABOR HOUSING CONFERENCE

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Reel 5

1935-1936 , 1938
Box: 3 NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY - MEMORANDUMS

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Reel 5

Mar 1934-Apr 1936
Box: 3 NEW YORK CITY HOUSING AUTHORITY- MINUTES

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Reel 5

Apr 25, 1931-Apr 9, 1935
Box: 3 HOUSING-PRESS RELEASES, SPEECHES, AGREEMENTS, etc.

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Reel 5

1921-1937
Box: 3 HOUSING-REPORTS, etc.

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Reel 5

1921-1937
Box: 3 HOUSING STATISTICS, etc.

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Reel 6

undated
Box: 3 HOUSING-WIILLIAMSBURG HOUSES

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undated
Box: 3 HULL, CORDELL (Hon.)

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1938
Box: 3 HYLAN, JOHN F. (Hon.)

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1921 , 1923 , 1925
Box: 3 "I" GENERAL

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Box: 3 IMMIGRATION

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1921-1929 , 1934 , 1935
Box: 3 IMMIGRATION

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1937-1938
Box: 3 INVITATIONS-PRIVATE

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1921-1931
Box: 3 INVITATIONS-PUBLIC

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Reel 6

1921-1938
Box: 3 "J" GENERAL

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undated
Box: 3 JAFFE, J., etc.

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1912
Box: 3 JEWISH CONSUMPTIVE RELIEF SOCIETY

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1921 , 1928 , 1938
Box: 3 JEWISH LABOR COMMITTEE

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Reel 6

1934-1938
Box: 3 JEWISH LABOR WORLD

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Reel 6

undated
Box: 3 JEWISH QUESTIONS GENERAL

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undated
Box: 3 JEWISH SOCIAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION

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Reel 6

undated
Box: 3 JEWISH SOCIALIST VERBAND OF AMERICA

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Reel 6

undated
Box: 3 JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE: GENERAL

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Reel 6

1921-1938
Box: 3 JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMIITTEE

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Reel 6

1937-1938
Box: 3 JOBS

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Reel 6

1922-1938
Box: 3 JOBS

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Reel 6

1932-1934
Box: 3 "K" GENERAL

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Box: 3 KAHN, BERNARD (Dr.)

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Box: 3 KARL, P.

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1932-1934
Box: 3 KAUFMAN, EDGAR J.

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Reel 6

1938
Box: 3 KAUTSKY, KARL AND LOUISE

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Reel 7

1927-1931 , 1938
Box: 3 "KIDDUSH HASHEM" BY SHOLEM ASCH

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Reel 7

undated
Box: 3 KOBRIN, LEON

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Reel 7

1937-1938
Box: 3 KRITZER, HARRY

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Reel 7

1924-1926
Box: 3 KUTLER, MORRIS D. [1]

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Reel 7

undated
Box: 3 KUTLER, MORRIS D. [2]

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Reel 7

undated
Box: 3 KUTLER, MORRIS D. [3]

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Reel 7

undated
Box: 3 KUTLER, MORRIS D. [4]

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Reel 7

1930-1938
Box: 3 "L" GENERAL

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Box: 4 LABOR STRIKES MINERS

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1928
Box: 4 LAFOLLETTE, PHILIP F.

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1931-1938
Box: 4 LAFOLLETTE, ROBERT M.

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1930
Box: 4 LAGUARDIA, FIORELLO H.

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Reel 7

1921-1937
Box: 4 LANG, HARRY-HEARST ARTICLES

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undated
Box: 4 LEAGUE FOR INDEPENDENT POLITICAL ACTION

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Reel 7

1929-1933
Box: 4 LEAGUE FOR INDUSTRIAL DEMOCRACY

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Reel 7

1932-1938
Box: 4 LEHMAN, HERBERT H.

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Reel 7

1924-1938
Box: 4 LEVICK, H.

General note

Reel 7

1923-1937
Box: 4 LEVITAN, SOLOMAN

General note

Reel 7

1931 , 1937
Box: 4 LITWACK A.

General note

Reel 7

1923-1930
Box: 4 LONDON, MEYER

General note

Reel 7

1916 , 1926
Box: 4 "M" GENERAL

General note

Reel 8

undated
Box: 4 MACDONALD, J. RAMSAY

General note

Reel 8

1927-1937
Box: 4 MARSHALL, LOUIS

General note

Reel 8

1924-1928
Box: 4 MCGRADY, EDWARD F. (Hon.)

General note

Reel 8

1933-1937
Box: 4 MEDEM, GINA

General note

Reel 8

1922-1927
Box: 4 MEDEM SANITARIUM

General note

Reel 8

undated
Box: 4 MEYERS, GEORGE F.

General note

Reel 8

1929 , 1938
Box: 4 MILWAUKEE LEADER

General note

Reel 8

undated
Box: 4 MINSKER YOUNG FRIENDS BEN. ASSOC.

General note

Reel 8

1921 , 1922 , 1929
Box: 4 MISCELLANEOUS

General note

Reel 8

undated
Box: 4 MONTEFIORE HOME AND HOSPITAL

General note

Reel 8

undated
Box: 4 MOONEY, TOM

General note

Reel 8

1930-1937
Box: 4 MORRISON' HERBERT (Hon.)

General note

Reel 8

1936-1938
Box: 4 MORROW, FELIX

General note

Reel 8

1937
Box: 4 MULLER, WILLI

General note

Reel 8

1935-1936
Box: 4 MUNI, PAUL

General note

Reel 8

1928-1936
Box: 4 "N" GENERAL

General note

Reel 8

undated
Box: 4 NEW LEADER

General note

Reel 8

1924-1925 , 1930-1937
Box: 4 NEW SCHOOL

General note

Reel 8

undated
Box: 4 NEW YEAR'S GREETINGS SENT

General note

Reel 8

1937-1938
Box: 4 NEW YORK CITY

General note

Reel 8

undated
Box: 4 NEW YORK TIMES

General note

Reel 8

1954 , 1937
Box: 4 "O" GENERAL

General note

Reel 8

undated
Box: 4 OKUN, ISRAEL

General note

Reel 8

1927
Box: 4 ORT GENERAL

General note

Reel 8

1928-1958
Box: 4 ORT GENERAL

General note

Reel 9

1937-1938
Box: 4 "P" GENERAL

General note

Reel 9

undated
Box: 4 PALESTINE

General note

Reel 9

undated
Box: 4 PERETZ, M.

General note

Reel 9

1923
Box: 4 PERLMAN, SELIG

General note

Reel 9

1938
Box: 4 PHILADELPHIA LABOR INSTITUTE

General note

Reel 9

1925-1926
Box: 4 PIONEER YOUTH OF AMERICA

General note

Reel 9

1925 , 1928
Box: 4 POEM BY EDGAR ALLEN POE

General note

Reel 9

undated
Box: 4 POLAND

General note

Reel 9

undated
Box: 4 POSY, A. (Publisher)

General note

Reel 9

1937
Box: 4 PRIDE OF JUDEA CHILDREN'S HOME

General note

Reel 9

undated
Box: 4 PUBLIC CORRESPONDENCE

General note

Reel 9

1929
Box: 4 "Q" GENERAL

General note

Reel 9

undated
Box: 4 "R" GENERAL

General note

Reel 9

undated
Box: 4 RAND SCHOOL

General note

Reel 9

1925-1934
Box: 4 RED HOOK HOUSING PROJECT

General note

Reel 9

undated
Box: 4 REJEAN-KISIEL, SARA

General note

Reel 9

1935-1937
Box: 4 ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. (Hon.)

General note

Reel 9

1930 , 1936
Box: 4 ROSEN, JOSEPH (AGRO-JOINT)

General note

Reel 9

1925-1934
Box: 4 ROSENFELD, JEROME

General note

Reel 9

1928-1938
Box: 4 ROUMANIAN JEWISH AFFAIRS

General note

Reel 9

undated
Box: 4 RUSSIA

General note

Reel 9

undated
Box: 4 RYAN, GEORGE J. (Hon.)

General note

Reel 9

1932-1934
Box: 4 "S" GENERAL [1]

General note

Reel 9

undated
Box: 4 "S" GENERAL [2]

General note

Reel 9

undated
Box: 4 SARNOFF, DAVID

General note

Reel 9

1923-1933
Box: 4 SCHLESINGER, BENJAMIN

General note

Reel 9

1929 , 1931
Box: 4 SCHNEYER, LOUIS A.

General note

Reel 9

1922 , 1925 , 1926
Box: 4 SCHOOL ADMISSIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

General note

Reel 9

undated
Box: 4 SCHORSCH, JOHANN

General note

Reel 9

1936
Box: 4 SCHWARTZ, MAURICE- YIDDISH ART THEATER

General note

Reel 9

1933-1937
Box: 4 SCRIPPS-HOWARD NEWSPAPERS

General note

Reel 9

undated
Box: 4 SECOND ALDERMAN TERM [See "A" Box 1]

General note

Reel 9

1919-1921
Box: 4 SETZER SAMUEL

General note

Reel 9

1929-1938
Box: 4 SHERWOOD, ROBERT E.

General note

Reel 10

1938
Box: 4 SHOHAN, ABRAHAM

General note

Reel 10

1932
Box: 4 SICKNESS-CONDOLENCES

General note

Reel 10

1938
Box: 4 SILVER, RABBI ABBA HILLEL

General note

Reel 10

1936-1938
Box: 4 SILVERSTEIN, EDNA C. (Dr.)

General note

Reel 10

1938
Box: 4 SINCLAIR, UPTON

General note

Reel 10

1923-1937
Box: 5 SINO-AMERICAN RELATIONS

General note

Reel 10

1931-1933
Box: 5 SMITH, ALFRED E.

General note

Reel 10

1925
Box: 5 SOCIAL SERVICE GENERAL

General note

Reel 10

undated
Box: 5 SOCIALIST PARTY

General note

Reel 10

undated
Box: 5 SOCIALIST PARTY CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS

General note

Reel 10

1928
Box: 5 SOCIALIST PARTY CAMPAIGN - CORRESPONDENCE

General note

Reel 10

1930
Box: 5 SOCIALIST PARTY CAMPAIGN - FINANCIAL

General note

Reel 10

1930
Box: 5 SOCIALIST PARTY CAMPAIGN - MISCELLANEOUS

General note

Reel 10

1930
Box: 5 SOCIALIST PARTY CAMPAIGN-REPORT

General note

Reel 10

1934 , 1937
Box: 5 SOCIALIST PARTY DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES

General note

Reel 10

1934
Box: 5 SOCIALIST PARTY SPLIT

General note

Reel 10

1930-1935
Box: 5 SOCIETY OF FRIENDS OF THE YIDDISH

General note

Reel 10

undated
Box: 5 SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTE

General note

Reel 10

undated
Box: 5 SOURCES

General note

Reel 10

undated
Box: 5 STERN, ALFRED R.

General note

Reel 10

1935-1938
Box: 5 SUDARSEY, M. (Dr.)

General note

Reel 10

1935-1938
Box: 5 SULZBERGER, ARTHUR HAYS

General note

Reel 10

undated
Box: 5 SULZBERGER, CYRUS L.

General note

Reel 10

undated
Box: 5 "T" GENERAL

General note

Reel 10

undated
Box: 5 TCHARNY, DANIEL [TSCHARNY]

General note

Reel 10

1928-1938
Box: 5 TELUSHEIN, RABBI N.

General note

Reel 10

1923-1938
Box: 5 THEATER

General note

Reel 10

undated
Box: 5 THIRD PARTY

General note

Reel 10

1924
Box: 5 THOMAS, NORMAN

General note

Reel 10

1934-1938
Box: 5 "U" GENERAL

General note

Reel 11

undated
Box: 5 UNIONS MISCELLANEOUS- AMALGAMATED CLOTHING WORKERS OF AMERICA

General note

Reel 11

undated
Box: 5 UNIONS MISCELLANEOUS- BAKERY AND CONFECTIONERY WORKERS

General note

Reel 11

undated
Box: 5 UNIONS MISCELLANEOUS- FURRIERS UNION

General note

Reel 11

undated
Box: 5 UNIONS MISCELLANEOUS- INTERNATIONAL LADIES' GARMENT WORKERS' UNION

General note

Reel 11

undated
Box: 5 UNIONS MISCELLANEOUS- INTERNATIONAL POCKET-BOOK WORKERS UNION

General note

Reel 11

undated
Box: 5 UNIONS MISCELLANEOUS- MILLINERY WORKERS UNION

General note

Reel 11

undated
Box: 5 UNIONS MISCELLANEOUS- UNITED MINE WORKERS UNION

General note

Reel 11

undated
Box: 5 UNITED JEWISH AID SOCIETY OF BROOKLYN

General note

Reel 11

undated
Box: 5 UNITED JEWISH APPEAL

General note

Reel 11

undated
Box: 5 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT CF LABOR

General note

Reel 11

undated
Box: 5 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

General note

Reel 11

1915
Box: 5 "V" GENERAL

General note

Reel 11

undated
Box: 5 VARDI-YOALIT THEATER STUDIO

General note

Reel 11

undated
Box: 5 VLADECK-BUSINESS (PERSONAL), LEGAL

General note

Reel 11

undated
Box: 5 VLADECK, B.C.-ANNIVERSARY

General note

Reel 11

undated
Box: 5 VLADECK, B.C.-CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN

General note

Reel 11

undated
Box: 5 VLADECK, B C.-CORRESPONDENCE MISC.

General note

Reel 11

undated
Box: 5 VLADECK, B.C.-CORRESPONDENCE 1944, LIBERTY SHIP

General note

Reel 11

undated
Box: 5 VLADECK, B.C.-FAMILY AND PERSONAL

General note

Reel 11

undated
Box: 5 VLADECK, B.C. - 50th BIRTHDAY

General note

Reel 11

undated
Box: 5 VLADECK, B.C.-LECTURES

General note

Reel 12

undated
Box: 5 VLADECK, B.C.-SPEECHES

General note

Reel 12

undated
Box: 5 VLADECK, B.C.-WRITINGS

General note

Reel 12

undated
Box: 5 VLADECK, B.C.-WRITINGS

General note

Reel 12

undated
Box: 5 VLADECK, S.C.[Sonny]

General note

Reel 12

undated
Box: 5 "W" GENERAL

General note

Reel 12

undated
Box: 5 WEVD BROADCASTING STATION

General note

Reel 12

undated
Box: 6 WALD, LILLIAN D.

General note

Reel 12

1927-1932
Box: 6 WARBURG, FELIX M.

General note

Reel 12

1924-1937
Box: 6 WEINREICH, MAX (Dr.)

General note

Reel 12

1927-1938
Box: 6 WENDROFF

General note

Reel 12

undated
Box: 6 WORKMEN'S CIRCLE

General note

Reel 12

1912-1938
Box: 6 WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION: OPA

General note

Reel 12

undated
Box: 6 WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION: HENRY G. ALSBERG

General note

Reel 12

undated
Box: 6 "DAS WORT" LIBRARY

General note

Reel 12

undated
Box: 6 "Y" GENERAL

General note

Reel 12

undated
Box: 6 "Z" GENERAL

General note

Reel 12

undated
Box: 6 ZIONIST CONGRESS

General note

Reel 12

undated
Box: 6 "DIE ZUKUNFT" JEWISH MONTHLY

General note

Reel 12

undated

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Series II. General Material, 1907-1938

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a number of unsorted boxes identified by general subject. These include: correspondence dated from 1907-1918, personal correspondence and that of other Vladeck family members, and correspondence regarding Vladeck's illness and passing. Also included in this series are several boxes of clippings and other printed materials, which have not been microfilmed.

Access Restrictions

Content open for research without restrictions. Boxes 6-8 of this series have been microfilmed. Researchers must use microfilm where it exists.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 VLADECK early correspondence circa 1907-1918.

General note

Reel 13

circa 1907-1918
Box: 6 VLADECK, Clara Richmond. early correspondence, circa 1906-1917.

General note

Reel 14

circa 1906-1917
Box: 6-7 Family correspondence.

General note

Reel 14

undated
Box: 7 Correspondence re: Illness

General note

Reel 14

1938
Box: 7 Condolence correspondence

General note

Reel 15-16

1938
Box: 7 Miscellaneous unidentified material.

General note

Reel 16-17

undated
Box: 7-8 Financial papers, notes, etc.

General note

Reel 17-19

undated
Box: 8 Autobiography, biographical material, memorials, membership certificates etc.

General note

Reel 19-20

undated
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Newspaper Clippings-Italian (oversized) (not microfilmed)
Box: XOS 001 Folder : 1 Newspaper Clippings-English-Funeral/Death Notices/Obituaries (Oversized) (not microfilmed)
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Newspaper Clippings-English-General (Oversized) (not microfilmed)
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Newspaper Clippings-Yiddish (Oversized) (not microfilmed)
Box: XOS 001 Folder : 2 Newspaper Clippings-Yiddish (Oversized) (not microfilmed)
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Newspaper Clippings-Russian (Oversized) (not microfilmed)
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Newspaper Clippings-English-Mayor Hoan (not microfilmed)
1961
Box: XOS 001 Folder : 3 New York School for Nurses: Certificate (not microfilmed)
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Certificates from City of New York
1923-1932
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Bibliographic Material (not microfilmed)
Box: 10 Folder : 2 New York City Council Calendar January-June 1938 (not microfilmed)
January 1939-June1938
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Lincoln Tunnel Dedication (not microfilmed)
December 21, 1937
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Vladeck Memorial Tributes (not microfilmed)
1938
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Independent News Clippings (not microfilmed)
November 15, 1938
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Brooklyn Forum Academy of Music 1933-34 Season (not microfilmed)
1933-1934
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Lists of Names and Addresses (not microfilmed)
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Clippings and Essays on Jews and Arabs in Palestine (not microfilmed)
Box: 10 Folder : 9 'Baruch Carney Vladeck' pamphlet by John Herling (not microfilmed)
1939
Box: 10 Folder : 10 New York City Financial Information (not microfilmed)
1937
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Newspaper Clippings-English-Funeral/Death Notices/Obituaries (not microfilmed)
1938
Box: 10 Folder : 12 Newspaper Clippings-Yiddish (not microfilmed)
Box: 10 Folder : 13 Newspaper Clippings-Yiddish (not microfilmed)
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Hand-Written Notes-Russian (not microfilmed)
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Print Material- Russian (not microfilmed)
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Notes-English (not microfilmed)
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Print Material-German (not microfilmed)
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Misc. Correspondence (not microfilmed)
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Misc. Printed Material-English (not microfilmed)
Box: 11 Folder : 7 'Climate to Order' Document (not microfilmed)
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Material on Fascism in Europe (not microfilmed)
Box: 11 Folder : 9 Print Material-Yiddish (not microfilmed)
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Print Material-Polish (Pierwsza Krew) (not microfilmed)
1930
Box: 25 Portrait drawing of Baruch Charney Vladeck

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Series III. Second Donation

Scope and Content Note

This series is comprised of materials received after the original donation was processed and microfilmed. It documents Vladeck's career in the Socialist and American Labor parties, as business manager of the Jewish Daily Forward, and as a leader of anti-fascist and anti-Nazi organizations. The earliest material in this series dates from soon after Vladeck's arrival in the United States. There are copies of papers he wrote while in college, early tax returns, and a few letters relating to Vladeck's brief tenure as a NYC Alderman during World War I. Most of the correspondence and subject files are devoted to the 1930s, the last decade of Vladeck's life. A small selection of correspondence and related materials of Vladeck's wife, Clara Richman Vladeck, and his daughter, May Vladeck Bromberg, are included in a family sub-series. There is also material documenting the Women's Division of the American Labor Party, in which May Bromberg was a major figure, as well as clippings and condolence letters about Vladeck's death in 1938.

In the correspondence series are important letters to and from Daniel Hoan, Norman Thomas, Upton Sinclair, and prominent figures in the world of Jewish culture and the Jewish labor movement. This series also strongly represents Vladeck's role in the political, cultural, and charitable activities of the Forward Association and radio station WEVD. Vladeck's tenure as a member of the New York City Housing Authority is documented in Sub-series B, and his 1937 campaign for the City Council in Sub-series C. A set of clippings (mostly in English) document Vladeck's career in the Council as the majority leader of the Socialist, American Labor Party, and Republican Fusion coalition. The housing series includes files of minutes of several committees and sub-committees of the NYC Housing Authority. Included, as well, are materials about workers' housing collected from Israel, the Soviet Union, England, and Canada, as well as the United States, and a group of speeches about workers' housing in New York. A small selection of documents and clippings details the opening and construction of the Vladeck Houses, a public housing project named for Vladeck after his death.

Arrangement

Series III is arranged in six sub-series: A. Correspondence; B. Housing; C. Elections; D. Subject Files; E. Family; F. Clippings.

Subseries A: Correspondence

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Correspondence
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Correspondence
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Correspondence
1908
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Correspondence
1909
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Correspondence
1910
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Correspondence
1911
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Correspondence
1912
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Correspondence
1913
Box: 12 Folder : 9 Correspondence
1914
Box: 12 Folder : 10 Correspondence
1915
Box: 12 Folder : 11 Correspondence
1916
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Correspondence
1917
Box: 12 Folder : 13 Correspondence
1918
Box: 12 Folder : 14 Correspondence
1919
Box: 12 Folder : 15 Correspondence
1921
Box: 12 Folder : 16 Correspondence
1922
Box: 12 Folder : 17 Correspondence
1923
Box: 12 Folder : 18 Correspondence
1924
Box: 12 Folder : 19 Correspondence
1925
Box: 12 Folder : 20 Correspondence
1926
Box: 12 Folder : 21 Correspondence
1927
Box: 12 Folder : 22 Correspondence
1928
Box: 12 Folder : 23 Correspondence
1929
Box: 12 Folder : 24 Correspondence
1930
Box: 12 Folder : 25 Correspondence
1931
Box: 12 Folder : 26 Correspondence
1932
Box: 12 Folder : 27 Correspondence
Jan 1933-Aug 1933
Box: 12 Folder : 28 Correspondence
Sep 1933-Dec 1933
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Correspondence
Jan 1934-Feb 1934
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Correspondence
Mar 1935-Dec 1934
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Correspondence
Jan 1935-Feb 1935
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Correspondence
Mar 1935-Apr 1935
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Correspondence
May 1935-Sep 1935
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Correspondence
Oct 1935-Nov 1935
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Correspondence
Dec 1935
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Correspondence
Jan 1936-Mar 1936
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Correspondence
Apr 1936
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Correspondence
May 1936-Jul 1936
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Correspondence
Aug 1936-Sep 1936
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Correspondence
Oct 1936
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Correspondence
Nov 1936
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Correspondence
Dec 1936
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Correspondence
1937-1938

Subseries B: Housing

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Housing: General
1934-1936
Box: 14 Folder : 8 New York Housing Authority (NYCHA): General
1934-1935
Box: 14 Folder : 9 NYCHA: Minutes
1934-1935
Box: 14 Folder : 10 NYCHA Committee on Program: Minutes
1934-1935
Box: 15 Folder : 1 NYCHA: Correspondence
1934
Box: 15 Folder : 2 NYCHA: Correspondence
1935-1936
Box: 15 Folder : 3 NYCHA: Speeches
1936
Box: 15 Folder : 4 NYCHA: Resolutions
1934
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Vladeck Houses
1939-1940

Subseries C: General Material

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 15 Folder : 6 50th Birthday Jubilee
1935-1936
Box: 15 Folder : 7 Alderman
1918
Box: 15 Folder : 8 Biographical Material
1939-1940
Box: 15 Folder : 9 Bromberg, May Vladeck: Articles by
undated, 1939
Box: 15 Folder : 10 Bromberg, May Vladeck: Correspondence
Jan 1939-Sep 1939
Box: 15 Folder : 11 Bromberg, May Vladeck: Correspondence
Oct 1939-1940
Box: 15 Folder : 12 Bromberg, May Vladeck: Correspondence
1945, 1955
Box: 15 Folder : 12A Bromberg, May Vladeck: Interview concerning Baruch Charney Vladeck
Nov 13, 1964
Box: 15 Folder : 13 Bromberg, May Vladeck: United Office and Professional Workers Association Materials (including Leonard Bright report on branches)
1938-1939
Box: 15 Folder : 14 Bromberg, May Vladeck: Women's Division, American Labor Party
1939
Box: 15 Folder : 15 Business Cards
Undated
Box: 15 Folder : 16 Camp Vacamas
1938
Box: 15 Folder : 17 Campaign Material
Oct 1930
Box: 16 Folder : 1 City Council
1937-1938
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Clippings (English and Yiddish)
1911, 1930-1937; 1944
Box: 16 Folder : 3 College Records, Papers
1914-1916
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Condolences
1938
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Condolences: Workmen's Circle
1938
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Death
1938-1940
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Election Expenditures
Oct 1937-Nov 1937
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Election Fund
Sep 1937-Dec 1937
Box: 16 Folder : 9 Election Returns
1937
Box: 16 Folder : 10 Financial
1921, 1934-1935
Box: 16 Folder : 11 Health
1938
Box: 16 Folder : 12 Held, Adolph: "Vladeck, On the Tenth Anniversary of His Death" (Australian Jewish Forum, Apr 1949)
1949
Box: 16 Folder : 13 Honors
1917 , 1938
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Jewish Daily Forward
1929-1936
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Jewish Organizations
1933-1936
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Passports and Identity Cards
1918-1937, Undated
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Poem: "I Know," B.C. Vladek (Australian Jewish Forum, Jul 1947)
1947
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Political Activity
1933-1935
Box: 17 Folder : 6 Taxes
1919-1938
Box: 17 Folder : 7 Tsukunft
1916-1938
Box: 17 Folder : 8 Vladeck, Clara Richman: Correspondence
1927-1940
Box: 17 Folder : 9 Vladeck, William C.
Box: 17 Folder : 10 Writings: English
1911, 1934-1935, Undated
Box: 17 Folder : 11 Writings: Yiddish
undated, 1911, 1932-1936

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Series IV. Photographs

Scope and Content Note

This series contains over 480 photoprints and offers an in-depth view of both the personal and political life of Baruch Charney Vladeck. Among the pictures included in the initial donation, portraits of Vladeck himself and snapshots of his family make up one-fourth of the collection. Included are albumen prints of Vladeck and his brother in Russia as young men. Photoprints such as the fourth reunion of the Jewish Labor Bund in 1929 and Vladeck with a group of bundist and futurists in Europe emphasize that he maintained his ties with Jewish leftists in Europe. At the same time, the range of his political involvements in America are also documented in these photoprints. Examples include: Vladeck with Mayor La Guardia and other New York City Housing Authority members, Vladeck at an unidentified rally with John Lewis, and David Dubinsky and Vladeck speaking at the 50th Anniversary Dinner of the Jewish Press in America. The collection also includes photoprints of his funeral in 1938 (including those showing Governor Lehman, Mayor La Guardia and Senator Wagner), the dedication of the S.S. Vladeck in 1944, and a group of thirty-two images of Governor Lehman. In 1996 an additional forty-one black and white photographs were donated to the library, ranging in type from 2" x 3" snapshots to 8" x 10" formal portraits. Dates range from the 1920s-1940s. Subjects include Vladeck himself, acquaintances, and housing in the United States, Eastern Europe, and Israel.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Folder : 1 Portraits
1903-1939
Box: 18 Folder : 2 Family
1905-1936
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Family
1936-1938
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Group scenes in Europe (Medem Sanitarium, futurists, Bundists, School for Young Seamstresses)
1924-1936
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Political Gatherings (Socialist Party, LaGuardia, NYC Housing, Architectural League, Jewish Press in America)
1930-1937
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Vladeck and Colleagues
1924-1936
Box: 18 Folder : 7 Rolland Theater, Brooklyn
1928
Box: 18 Folder : 8 Housing (Dutch houses, unidentified housing project)
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 9 Travel (California, Gosum Lake, England, Germany)
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 10 Travel (Middle East, Jewish Junior and Children's Farm Ben-Shemen)
1938
Box: 18 Folder : 11 Miscellaneous (Cleveland Socialist Sunday School, Abraham Cahan, Ukrainian Jewish Cooperative Loan meeting)
1924
Box: 18 Folder : 12 Funeral
Nov 2, 1938
Box: 18 Folder : 13 Vladeck Exhibition at Central Jewish Library and Archives
1939
Box: 18 Folder : 14 Camp Tamiment, Vladeck cabin
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 15 Vladeck City, New York City Housing Authority
1939-1940
Box: 18 Folder : 16 S.S. Vladeck
1944
Box: 18 Folder : 17 Camp Vladeck (near Cleveland)
1946
Box: 18 Folder : 18 Friends
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 19 Unidentified group portraits
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 20 Herbert Lehman
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 21 Portraits of Vladeck
undated
Box: 18 Folder : 22 Events clippings and family slide
1930s-1964
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Clippings (housing demonstration, Vladeck's funeral, banquet of Women's American ORT)
1938
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Memorial
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Portrait - The dear and heartfelt comrade Vladeck, signed Shmenfiln
Jul 12, 1934
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Baruch Charney Vladeck - Graphic comprised of Yiddish words with accompanying poem (with English translation)
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Dinner party, tailors school, carpentry school, "Morning Red"
1934
Box: XOS 001 Folder : 4 Farewell Dinner for Herbert Morrison, Hotel Victoria
1936
Box: XOS 001 Folder : 4 Group portrait
undated
Box: XOS 001 Folder : 4 Vladeck Memorial Meeting, Carnegie Hall and program
Dec 11, 1938
Box: XOS 001 Folder : 4 Banquet for 10th Anniversary of uptown branch of the Socialist Party
Box: XOS 001 Folder : 4 25th Anniversary of the Jewish Daily Forward, New York Hippodrome
Apr 23, 1922
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Photos taken in Europe
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Photos taken in United States
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Miscellaneous (Portraits, housing, Israel, Tel Aviv, ACWA convention, Jewish artwork, acquaintances, Camp Tamiment)
undated
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Photographs (photographs of documents, convention, clippings from Jewish Daily Forward)
undated
Oversize: Box XOS 001 Luncheon for B.C. Vladeck hosted by Jewish Labor Committee, Hotel Commodore
Oct 1, 1936
Box: 26 Photo album, Medem Sanatorium near Warsaw, presented to BC Vladeck on his visit; loose photos
1937, 1955

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Series V. Audio Recordings, 1935-1942

Scope and Content Note

This series primarily consists of recordings created after Baruch Charney Vladeck's death in 1938, including a memorial service broadcast on WEVD Radio in 1942 and a speech given by his daughter to the New York City Housing Authority to celebrate the opening of the Valdeck City Houses in 1940. This series also contains a speech given by Baruch Charney Vladeck to the Workmen's Circle at Madison Square Gardens in 1935.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Materials in this series were originally recorded on seven vinyl audio discs (78 rpm playing speed). Recordings from these discs have been digitized and stored on an access CD. Researchers must use access copies.

Container 1 Container 2 Container 3 Title Date
Box: 20 Cd : 1 (Access cd) Track : 1 (Access cd) Irene Vladeck: Con. Housing

Scope and Content Note

This recording contains a speech discussing the demolition of tenements in New York City.

Dec 21
Box: 20 Disk : 1 (Audio)
Box: 20 Cd : 1 (Access cd) Track : 2-4 (Access cd) Workmen's Circle Mr. B Vladeck: Madison Square Garden
May 5, 1935
Box: 20 Disk : 2-3 (Audio)
Box: 20 Cd : 1 (Access cd) Track : 5 (Access cd) Miss Vladeck's Speech

Scope and Content Note

This recording contains a speech by Baruch Vladeck's daughter to the New York City Housing Authority during the opening of the Baruch Charney Vladeck City Houses in 1940.

Mar 15, 1940
Box: 20 Disk : 4 (Audio)
Box: 20 Disk : 5-7 (Audio) Vladeck Memorial WEVD
Aug 31, 1942
Box: 20 Cd : 1 (Access cd) Track : 6-11 (Access cd)

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