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Preliminary Inventory to the Jacob Panken Papers TAM.042

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on September 10, 2014
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Maggie Schreiner to reflect updated administrative information  , September 2014

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Panken, Jacob, b. 1879
Title: Jacob Panken Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1922-1964
Abstract: Jacob Panken (1879-1968) was a socialist, labor leader and New York City Municipal Court judge, serving on the Court of Domestic Relations from 1934-1955. He wrote about juvenile delinquency, ran unsuccessfully for governor, senator and New York City mayor as a candidate of the Socialist Party, and was active in the Organization for Rehabilitation through Training (ORT), a Jewish philanthropic organization. Contains correspondence, manuscripts, speeches, clippings, published materials and biographical materials that document Panken's political and judicial career. Correspondence frequently relates to court cases; a smaller amount relates to Socialist affairs and includes some letters Morris Hillquit, Girolamo Valenti, and A. I. Shiplacoff. Typed pages of autobiographical writings, legal documents relating to court cases, and clippings on his career after 1927 are also found.
Quantity: 1.75 linear feet (4 boxes)
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English
Mixed materials [Box]: 1-4
Call Phrase: TAM.042