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Guide to the Elly and Leo Borochowicz Papers
||Borochowicz, Elly Breucker, 1902-1989.
||Elly and Leo Borochowicz Papers
||Elly Breucker Borochowicz (1902-1989) and her husband Leo Borochowicz (1900-1953)
worked, under the direction of militant anti-communist Jay Lovestone, for the Free
Trade Union Committee of the American Federation of Labor (and for its International
Labor Relations Department), and later for the International Affairs Department of
the AFL-CIO. Refugees from fascism, both received U.S. visas in 1941 with the aid
of Lovestone. Elly received a Ph.D. in sociology in 1927 in her native Germany, while
Leo, born in Poland, studied economics and history in Berlin. Both worked as researchers
and educators, frequently on behalf of the labor movement, in Europe and the U.S.
before settling at the AFL around the end of World War II. The unprocessed papers
contain office and personal correspondence, reports, memos to the Executive council
of the AFL CIO, newspaper clippings, translations of correspondence and foreign press
articles, printed materials, and Elly and Leo Borochowicz's manuscripts and research
notes. Most of the collection is in English. There is, however, a considerable amount
of material in German, much less in French, and some of Leo Borochowicz's research
notes are in Russian.
||6.0 linear feet in 5 record cartons and 2 manuscript boxes
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|Language of Materials note:
||Materials are in English, with a considerable amount of materials in German, and some
materials in French and Russian.