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Guide to the Elly and Leo Borochowicz Papers TAM.128

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

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

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Borochowicz, Elly Breucker, 1902-1989.
Creator: Borochowicz, Leo
Title: Elly and Leo Borochowicz Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1913-1985
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1942-1985
Abstract: 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.
Quantity: 6.0 linear feet in 5 record cartons and 2 manuscript boxes
Location note: Boxes 1-5 are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English, with a considerable amount of materials in German, and some materials in French and Russian.
Call Phrase: TAM.128