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Guide to the A. I. (Abraham Isaac) Shiplacoff Papers and Photographs TAM.102

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Barbara Hawes, 1981 and Edmund Ryder, 1999

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 30, 2013
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Finding aid written by Barbara Hawes, 1981 and Edmund Ryder, 1999, updated to include materials reincorporated from the Abraham Shiplacoff Photographs (Photos 141) by Hanan Ohayon   , July 17, 2013

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Shiplacoff, A. I. (Abraham Isaac), 1877-1936
Title: Abraham I. Shiplacoff Papers and Photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1895-1962
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1915-1934
Abstract: Abraham I. Shiplacoff (1877-1934) was born in Russia in 1877 and came to the United States in 1891. In 1914, he became secretary-treasurer of the United Hebrew Trades. Politically active in the Socialist Party, he was the first elected Socialist Assemblyman from New York City in 1915 (serving three terms) and led the Socialist delegation in the Legislature opposing intervention in World War I. He was also involved with the International Pocketbook Workers Union, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, the Socialist Party and the National Labor Committee for Palestine. The collection includes materials pertaining to these affiliations, including: correspondence with Samuel Gompers that documents the conflict between the American Federation of Labor and the United Hebrew Trades.
Quantity: 4.75 linear feet in five manuscript boxes and two oversize flat boxes.
Language of Materials: Materials are in English, Yiddish, Hebrew, and Spanish.
Call Phrase: TAM.102