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Guide to the A. I. (Abraham Isaac) Shiplacoff Papers and Photographs
||Shiplacoff, A. I. (Abraham Isaac), 1877-1936
||Abraham I. Shiplacoff Papers and Photographs
||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.
||4.75 linear feet in five manuscript boxes and two oversize flat boxes.
|Language of Materials:
||Materials are in English, Yiddish, Hebrew, and Spanish.