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Descriptive Summary

Title: Fanny Simon Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1927-1989
Dates [bulk]: 1940-1989
Abstract: Fanny Simon (1903-1989) was a labor organizer, economist, and socialist. Simon taught at James Monroe High School in Brooklyn and in 1936 helped found the New York Teachers Guild. She helped found the Coalition of Labor Union Women and remained active in the Guild's successor, The United Federation of Teachers, serving on its Women's Rights Committee. The collection focuses on her work as a labor educator in Latin America and the United States after her retirement from the New York school system, and her research in the socialist and labor movements in Latin America. The collection contains her manuscripts, research notes, pamphlets, clippings, newsletters, correspondence, photographs, and other ephemera related to labor unions, including issues facing teachers' unions in New York in the 1970s and 1980s. The collection also contains materials related to the International Socialist Party in the 1970s and 1980s.
Quantity: 11.5 Linear Feet in 11 record cartons, one manuscript box, and oversize three folders.
Location: Materials stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language: Materials are primarily in English and Spanish.
Call Phrase: TAM 185

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Historical/Biographical Note

Sarah Fanny Simon (1903-1989) was a labor organizer, economist, and socialist. She emigrated to New York from Poland in 1913. After receiving a graduate degree in economics from Columbia University, she became a founder in 1936 of the New York Teachers Guild and taught at James Monroe High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. Simon retired from teaching in 1963 but remained an activist in the Guild's successor organization, the United Federation ofTeachers, serving on its Women's Rights Committee. She was also a founder of the Coalition of Labor Union Women. After her retirement, she traveled throughout Latin America, training labor leaders and wrote an unpublished book-length manuscript "The Labor Movement in Latin America." In 1962 she was hired as the Program Coordinator of the Inter-American Institute for Labor Studies of ORIT (Organizacion Regional Interamericana de Trabajadores) until 1965 and remained in Mexico until she finished writing a training manual for ORIT. She returned to New York but continued to travel back and forth to Latin America, for example in 1973 she took a tour of Latin America on behalf of the United States Information Agency. She was a member of the executive board of the Workers Defense League, served as the Socialist Party U.S.'s representative in international organizations and forums, including as the representative at the United Nations for the International Council of Social Democratic Women and was an associate of Socialist Party leader Norman Thomas.

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Scope and Content Note

The Fanny Simon Papers contain materials related to activities Simon pursued throughout her life, mostly after her retirement from teaching in the 1962 to her death in 1989. The collection focuses on her work as a labor educator in Latin America and the United States, and her research in the socialist and labor movements in Latin America. The collection contains her manuscripts, research notes, pamphlets, clippings, newsletters, correspondence and other ephemera related to labor unions found in Chile, Mexico, Uruguay, Argentina, and other Latin American countries. Simon's interests also led to her employment with ORIT, the Latin American branch of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (Confederación Internacional de Organizaciones Sindicales Libres [CIOSL]), where she worked to train and lead educational programming for labor educators. Her training materials are also found in the collection. Simon also travelled extensively through Latin America and met with labor and socialist leaders, her detailed journals and photographs document these experiences.

Simon was also an active member of the Socialist Party; she attended international conferences and served on committees. The majority of the materials are related to the conferences she attended in the late 1970s and 1980s, as well as her interest in the promotion of women within the party. These materials include meeting minutes, speeches, planning materials, and other conference proceedings.

In addition, the collection is rich in United Federation of Teachers materials, especially on topics Simon was interested in. As a Spanish teacher, Simon was concerned with public school budget cuts, civil rights, bilingual programs, the Retired Teachers Chapter, and the teachers in the Panama Canal Zone. The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, notes, and other materials related to the UFT's advocacy regarding these issues in the 1970s. The collection is rich in her interests in the labor movement, both in the United States and in Latin America, and focuses on the efforts made to educate activists in labor organizing.

Arrangement

The collection has been arranged into five series by subject and arranged alphabetically within series.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968
  • Cogen, Charles, 1903-

Document Type

  • Clippings files.
  • Diaries
  • Research notes.

Subject Organizations

  • Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.)
  • United Federation of Teachers
  • Socialist Party (U.S.)
  • ORIT (Organization)

Subject Topics

  • Working class -- Latin America.
  • Labor unions -- Latin America.
  • Jewish socialists -- United States.
  • Labor -- Education.
  • Women socialists -- United States.
  • Teachers' unions -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Labor movement -- Latin America.

Subject Places

  • Chile.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (and related rights to publicity and privacy) to materials in this collection created by Fanny Simon was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Fanny Simon Papers; TAM 185; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Related Materials

United Federation of Teachers Records (WAG 022)
Fanny Simon Records at the Kheel Center at Cornell University (5169 mf)

Separated Materials

A record carton of materials appearing to be related to Mobilization for Survival Records was repatriated to TAM 127.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials found in repository; provenance is unknown. The accession numbers associated with this collection are 1990.003, 1990.012, and NPA.2002.061.

Processing Information

Photographs were separated from this collection during initial accessioning and were established as a separate collection, the Fanny Simon Photographs (PHOTOS 114). In 2014, the photograph collection was reincorporated into the Fanny Simon Papers and rehoused in acid-free boxes.

In 2015, loose materials in the collection were foldered and described by an archivist. No arrangement was apparent. Labelling and groupings of materials apparently made by the donor were retained, but the majority of folder titles are supplied by an archivist.

Appraisal

An issue of Free Labour World from March-April 1978, a copy of  The ICFTU and Women Workers, a copy of  Toward Better Working Conditions for Women, a copy of  Equal Rights for Women-A Call to Action, and runs of  The AIFLD Report from 1966-1976,  Socialist Affairs from 1973-1979, and  ICSDW Bulletin from 1973-1978 were removed from the collection because a copy exists in the Tamiment Library monograph's collection. Duplicates, including a copy of "Luis Emilio Recabarren and the Labor Movement of Chile" were also deaccessioned.

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Container List

Series I: Personal Materials, 1927-1986

Scope and Content Note

This series mostly contains correspondence, the majority of which comes from Simon's time as the Program Coordinator of the Inter-American Institute for Labor Studies of ORIT. Some notable correspondents include Julia Vigre, her nephews Gene and Michael H. Granof, American Federation of Teachers President Charles Cogen, Norman Thomas, the Latin American representative to the AFL Serafino Romualdi, Joseph Glazer, and other friends.

Simon also kept detailed journals from her trips to Latin America, Europe, and Israel, documenting who she met and what she did on a day-to-day basis. On her trips, Simon often met with significant international figures in the labor movement, feminist movement, and Socialist Party, including Paulina Luisi, Emilio Frugoni, Oscar Schnake, Jorge González von Marées, Francisco Villagrán, and Ramón Villeda Morales and representatives from SCIDE (Servicio Cooperativo Interamericano de Educación), SITRATERCO (Sindicato de Trabajadores de La Tela Railroad Company), Sindicato Mexicano de Electricistas, Confederacion Revolucionaria de Obreros y Campesinos, SINAMOS (Sistema Nacional de Apoyo a la Movilización Social), SUTE (Sindicato Unico sw Trabajadores) and other unions. Her journals also reveal her disdain of Communists, especially in regard to Communist involvement in the labor movement.

Photographs mostly depict images from Fanny Simon's trips, the bulk of which are from her 1940 trip to South America. Simon also travelled to Europe in 1927; the photographs mostly feature Switzerland and Italy. There are also photographs taken in Mexico and Guatemala. There are some photographs of the United States, including images of Bar Harbor, Jones Beach, Rainbow Landing, the World's Fair in New York, the Smoky Mountains, Yosemite National Park, and Yellowstone National Park. Other nonprint materials also include postcards from her trips, some correspondence from the trips, and an oversized hand-drawn portrait of Simon.

Other materials in this series include articles written by Simon, clippings, day planners, membership cards, and other materials acquired on her travels.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Articles by or about Simon
1963-1984
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Business Cards, Latin America
undated
Box: 13 Buttons
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 28 Commercial Snapshots
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Correspondence: Julia Vigre and Others
1975-1986
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Correspondence: Latin America
1949-1969
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Correspondence: Mostly Related to Simon's Employment
1950-1972
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Correspondence: Personal, Teachers Union, ORIT, and Civil Service Application Materials
1942-1965
Box: 11 Folder : 29 Correspondence
1927-1961
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Correspondence
1942-1964
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Correspondence
1948-1969
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Correspondence
1954-1974
Box: 1 Folder : 10-11 Correspondence
1960s
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Correspondence
1970-1985
Box: 1 Folder : 13-14 Correspondence
1972-1973
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Correspondence and other Ephemera
1979-1986
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Clippings
1962-1982
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Day Planners
1966-1985
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Day Planners
1967, 1971
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Day Planners
1975-1983
Box: A007 Federation of Catholic Teachers Paperweight
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 30 Galleria Mueller Brochure
1949
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Journal: Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile
1940
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Journal: Bolivia, Ecuador, Panama, and New York
1940
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Journal: Brazil
1955
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Journal: Chile, Writers Conference
1946, 1948
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Journal: Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, and Cuba
1958, 1960
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Journal: France, Denmark, and England
1953
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Journal: Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador
1958
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Journal: Israel
1962
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Journal: Mexico and New York
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Journal: New Orleans, Mexico, and Guatemala
1958
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Journal: New York
1941
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Journal: Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Venezuela
1973
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Journal: Puerto Rico, Washington, and Mexico
1963-1964
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Journal: Rio de Janiero
1940
Box: 1 Folder : 34-35 Journal: Santiago, Chile, Rio de Janiero and materials found in the journal
1948-1949
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Journal: Scandinavia and London
1969
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Journal: Spain
1965
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Journal: Spain, Italy, and Greece
1966
Box: OS 009 Kingman, Eduardo, "Hombres del Ecuador" Engravings (including a personalized note to Simon from Kingman)
1941
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Notebook
after 1953
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Notes
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Passports, Membership Cards
1927-1962
Box: OS 009 Portrait of Simon
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 40-42 Postcards
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 39 Photographs
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 27 Photographs: Bar Harbor, Jone's Beach, and other unmarked locations
circa 1940s
Box: 11 Folder : 31 Photographs: Guatemala
1957
Box: 11 Folder : 32 Photographs: Italy and Switzerland
1927
Box: 11 Folder : 33-34 Photographs: Mexico and other Locations
circa 1940s
Box: 11 Folder : 35 Photographs: Mexico
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 36 Photographs: Mexico - Chicken Itza, Monte Alban, Campeche, Merida, Cuernavaca, Izamal
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 37 Photographs: New York - World's Fair and New York Teachers Guild Strike
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Photographs: Rainbow Landing
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Photographs: Santiago, Chile
1973
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Photographs: South America - Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and Uruguay
1940
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Photographs: Travel
1974-1975
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Photographs: Undescribed
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Photographs: Yosemite, Yellowstone, and the Smoky Mountains
circa 1940s
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Published and unpublished materials
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Travel Materials
1940s

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Series II: Latin American Education and Organizing, 1920s-1984

Scope and Content Note

Series II is made up of pamphlets, fliers, clippings, articles, periodicals, newsletters related to land reform and the socialist and labor movement in Latin America, the majority of which date from the 1940s-1970s.

This series also contains drafts and research for her manuscript, "Luis Emilio Recabarren and the Labor Movement of Chile" written in 1948-1949 under a grant from the Social Science research Council. Simon took most of her notes on index cards, which were most likely used to write her manuscript. Simon also appears to have written a manuscript on the Mexico labor movement.

Simon also worked for ICFTU-ORIT as the Program Coordinator of the Inter-American Institute for Labor Studies. Materials related to her work with ORIT include program planning, conference proceedings, press releases, lesson plans, meeting minutes, recruitment and proceedings for the "First ICFTU World Conference on Education in the Labour Movement", their publications, Interamericana and  Noticiario Obrero Interamericana, and training manuals, including her manual, "How to Teach: A Manual for the Labor Educator."

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 7 "Acto de Sencillo Republicanismo"
1962
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Alexander, Robert: "Labor and Socialism in Latin America"
1930s
Box: 2 Folder : 9-10 Allianza Sindical Obrera Clippings and other Periodicals (including Movimiento Democratico Nicaraguense and Central Latinoamericana de Trabajadores-CLAT Newsletter)
1965-1966, 1983
Box: 2 Folder : 11 America Socialista - Organo de Comité de la International Socialista pra america Latina y el Caribe
1980
Box: 2 Folder : 12 American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD)
1966-1967
Box: 2 Folder : 13 American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD) Text Outlines
1965-1969
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Arévalo, Juan José, "Carta Politica al Pueblo de Guatemala"
1963
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Argentina
1973
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Argentina, Peru, Cuba Clippings, and Workers Education
1976-1981
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Asociación de Profesores Ensenanza Secundaria y Preparatoria del Uruguay
1952-1953
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Asociación Magisterial de Montevideo
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 19 "Bases Constitutivas de la sociedad Cooperativa de Ejidatarios Olderos y Empleados del Ingenio" and "La Responsabilidad de los Partidos y la Representacion Popular"
1956
Box: 2 Folder : 20 "Boletin del Buro Coordinador de la Internacional socialista en America Latina"
1967
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Cabanillas, Mercedes, "Algunos Indicadores de la Problematica Femenina en el Peru y las Alternativas de la Secretaria Nacional de Accion Politica de la Mujer del Partido Aprista Peruano"
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Casa de las Americas
1961
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Central America, Costa Rica, Caribbean-Grenada
1981-1982
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Chile: Information Report of women prisoners, torture and other information
1974-1975
Box: 2 Folder : 25-26 Chile Labor Notes
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Chile Labor Notes: Confederation Nacional de Trabajadores, Retired Teachers Chapter, Partido Democratacristiano, "Conciudadanos del H. Senado y de la H. Camara de Diputados"
1962-1967
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Chile Labor Notes: Confederacion Internacional de Organizaciones Sindicales Libres
1938-1964
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Chile Labor Notes: Confederacion Nacional del Trabajo, Central Unitaria de Trabajadores de Chile (CUT), Conferencia Sindical de los Trabajadores de Latino America
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Chile Labor Notes: Correspondence
1957-1961
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Chile Labor Notes: Instituto Internacional de Estudios Sindicales, Instituto Americano Para el Desarrollo del Sindicalismo Libre, "Labor in Chile" US Department of Labor
1962-1964
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Chile Labor Notes: Clippings
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 33 Clippings and other Materials on South America
1946-1972
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Clippings on Socialism
1976
Box: 2 Folder : 36 Clippings
1967
Box: 2 Folder : 37-38 Clippings
1973-1974
Box: 2 Folder : 39-40 Clippings on Chile
1972
Box: 2 Folder : 41 Comunidad Iberica
1968
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Confederacion Argentina de Maestros y Profesores; Confederacion de Maestros de la Capital Federal
1970-1973
Box: 3 Folder : 2-3 Confederacion de Trabajadores de Mexico
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Confederacion de Trabajadores del Peru
1967-1973
Box: 3 Folder : 5-6 Confederacion General de Trabajadores
1920s
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Confederacion Latinoamericano de Sindicalistas Cristianos
1963-1974
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Confederacion Latinoamericano de Sindicalistas Cristianos
1965
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Conferencia de Prensa Concedida por el presidente de la Republica, Companero Salvador Allende Gossens, a Periodistas Extranjeros
1973
Box: 3 Folder : 9-10 Congreso Latinoamericano de Mujere Socialistas
1984
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Convencion Nacional del Magisterio Venezolano
1958
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Coordinadora Nacional Sindical Departmento Femenino
1979-1980
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Cuba, Ministry of Education
1959-1960
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Current History - Latin America
1975
Box: 3 Folder : 16-17 Del Partido Socialista del Sureste
1920s-1930s
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Departmento de Asuntos Sociales Union Panamericana, "El Salario Minimo para los Trabajadores Agricolas en El Salvador"
1965
Box: 3 Folder : 19 "Discurso Pronunciado por el Presidente de Venezuela, Senor Carlos Andres Perez, en la Convencio de la Internacional Socialista
1976
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Dominican Republic Elections Clippings
1978
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Dominican Republic - Trade Unionism including Teachers Unionism
1978
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Early Mexican Labor Movement, a few chapters, Jewish Bulletin
1932, 1949
Box: 3 Folder : 23 "Educacion o Instruccion?"
1953
Box: 3 Folder : 24 "Elecciones en la Union del Magisterio de Montevideo"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Education: Latin America "Las Luchas Sociales en la America Latina" Speech
1965
Box: 3 Folder : 26 El Frente de Mujeres Socialistas Populares (FMSP), Argentina
1980
Box: 3 Folder : 27 El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua: Clippings, Articles, and other Materials
1980-1984
Box: 3 Folder : 28 El Socialista
1981
Box: 3 Folder : 29 Ercilla
1974
Box: 3 Folder : 30 Estatutos de la Asociacion Nacional de Educadores
1953
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Federacion Nacional de Educadores del Peru
1973
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Federacion Uruguaya del Magisterio, Decima Convencion Anual
1955
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Federacion Venezolana de Maestros
1964-1972
Box: 3 Folder : 34 First World Conference of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) in the Trade Union Movement Proceedings
1967
Box: 3 Folder : 35 General Education Law, Ministry of Education, Lima, Peru
1972
Box: 3 Folder : 36 Gomez, Guadelia, "El Articulo 123 Constitucional y los Sindicatos"
1954
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Grupo Socialista Argentino de Exilados
1954
Box: 3 Folder : 37 Historia
1977
Box: 10 Folder : 32-34 "How to Teach: A Manual for the Labor Educator"
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 1
Box: 11 Folder : 2-5 "How to Teach: A Manual for the Labor Educator" Draft
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 38 Huizer, Gerrit, "A Community Development Experience in a Central American Village: Some Reflections and Observations"
1964
Box: 3 Folder : 39 Human Rights violations in Grenada and the Grenada-Chile Connection - New Jewel Movement
1978
Box: 4 Folder : 1 "Informe al Gobierno del Peru Sobre la Educacion Obrera"
1959
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Instituto Mexicano de Comercio Exterior
1973
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Interamericana (Organizacion Regional Interamericana de Trabajadores Publication)
1979-1983
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Inter-American Development Bank News
1979-1980
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Inter-American Association for Democracy and Freedom, Hemispherica
1961-1979
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Inter-American Regional Organization of Workers Executive Committee Report
1963
Box: 4 Folder : 7 International Confederation of Free Trade Unions Press Releases
1969-1973
Box: 4 Folder : 8 International Confederation of Free Trade Unions and Organizacion Regional Interamericana de Trabajadores (ORIT)
1972
Box: OS 009 International Confederation of Free Trade Unions and Organizacion Regional Interamericana de Trabajadores (ORIT) Certificates, Farewell Card, Poster of Instructors
1962-1963
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Labor in the Caribbean - Central American
1964-1969
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Land Reform, El Salvador
1979-1983
Box: 4 Folder : 11-12 Land Reform Pamphlets from Land Tenure Center, University of Wisconsin
1971
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Latin America, "Comments on Pamphlet on Trade Union Organization"
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Latin America: Correspondence, Clippings, "The ORIT, Castro, and Communism", Notes on Education
1929-1967
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Latin America: Peru
1971
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Latin American Educational Conference, Antigua, Guatemala
1959
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Latin American Teachers Organizations
1955-1968
Box: 4 Folder : 18-19 Legislation and Bds. of C. and A.
1922-1933
Box: 4 Folder : 20 "Licencias, Permisos y Justificaciones"
1970
Box: 4 Folder : 21-23 List of Teachers' Unions
1963-1967
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Lozzia, Luis Mario, Stories
1950
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Magisterio
1963
Box: 4 Folder : 26-28 Manuscript on Mexican Labor Movement
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 29-30 Mexican Labor
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Ministerio de Educacion Publica, "Informe Sobre Edcuela Nacional Unificada"
1973
Box: 4 Folder : 32 Mujer y Socialismo
1980
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Mundo del Trabajo Libre
1962, 1969
Box: 4 Folder : 34 "New Directions and Needs in International Labor Training" Conference Brochure
1962
Box: 4 Folder : 35 "News Bulletin of the International Federation of Free Teachers' Unions" and Convencio Colectivo Sindical del Grupo Exhibicion de Locales de Espectaculos
1964, 1967
Box: 4 Folder : 36 "News from Chilean Commission for Human Rights"
1979
Box: 4 Folder : 37 Notes: "Anarchism and Anarcho-Syndicalism in South America" and other notes on Latin America
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 38 Noticiario Obrero Interamericano
1966-1974
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Organizacion Regional Interamericana de Trabajadores (ORIT)
1961-1971
Box: 5 Folder : 2-3 Organizacion Regional Interamericana de Trabajadores (ORIT), American Institute for Free Labor Development
1966-1971
Box: 11 Folder : 38 Organizacion Regional Interamericana de Trabajadores (ORIT), American Institute for Free Labor Development Photographs
1960s-1970s
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Organizacion Regional Interamericana de Trabajadores (ORIT) Publications
1961, 1977
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Organizacion Regional Interamericana de Trabajadores (ORIT) Residential Institute for Labor Studies
1961
Box: 5 Folder : data_value_missing_8f7259a6eb8a9562fc725e2762b92270 Organizacion Regional Interamericana de Trabajadores (ORIT),
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Organizacion Regional Interamericana de Trabajadores (ORIT), Trip to Caribbean and United States, American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD) Names and Students
1959-1972
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Other Unions: Streetcar Workers of Mexico City, Tampico Organization Yucatan Railroad, Catholic Railroad
1920s
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Pamphlets
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Partido Izquierda Radical
1972
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Penalver, Manuel, "Cooperacion y Coordinacion en Materia de Educacion Obrera"
1967
Box: 5 Folder : 11 "Peron in Power and in Government" and "Struggle in Spain for a Peaceful Democratic Transition"
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 12-13 Porras-Calderon, Renee, Areas of Labor Education in Latin America
1964
Box: 5 Folder : 14-15 "Por Qué?" Revista Independiente
1968-1970
Box: 5 Folder : 16 "Report of the First Inter-American Conference of Directors of Labor Education Held by ORIT"
1964
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Republic of Cuba, Land Reform Law
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 18-28 Research Notes
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 1-7 Research Notes
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Research Notes: Chile, Haya de la Torre, Uruguay, Brazil, Fraternidad, Argentina
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Research Notes: Peru, Haya de la Torre, Communist Movement in Latin America, Argentina, Cuba, El Salvador, Hondoras, Mexico, Amanta, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Research Notes: Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Costa rica, Colombia
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Research Notes: Venezuela, Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Carlos Keller, Puiggros
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Research Notes: Puiggros, McBride, Chile, Phelps, Colombia, Royal Institute, Paraguay, Argentina, Garcia Calderon, Ecuador, National Bureau of Economic Res. International Migrations
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Research Notes: United Fruit Co., Justicia, Chile
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Research Notes: Wages, El Socialista, United Fruit Co.
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 15 Research Notes: Argentina, Chile
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 16 Research Notes: Chile
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 17 Research Notes: Noticiario Obrero Interamericano, Hisp. Amer. Report, Recabarren
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 18-20 Research Notes Likely for "Recabarren and the Labor Movement of Chile"
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 1-15
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Rodriguez, Leonidas, "Participacion Popular y Desarrollo Economico"
1972
Box: 7 Folder : 17-18 "Rural Community Development and Organized Labor"
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 19 Sanchez, P.Urbano, "Promocion Familiar en los 'Pueblos Jovenes' de Lima"
1972
Box: 7 Folder : 20 Senior, Clarence, "Current Happenings in Mexico"
Nov 1939
Box: 7 Folder : 21 Servicio Cooperativo Interamericano de Education (SCIDE) Outline
circa 1957
Box: 7 Folder : 22 Servicio de Prensa Obrera Campesino (SOCI)
1963-1964
Box: 7 Folder : 23 Simon, Fanny, "A Critique of Pierre Schori's Central American Dilemma"
1981
Box: 7 Folder : 24 Simon, Fanny, "Latin America=What Kind of Revolution?"
undated
Box: 7 Folder : 25-28 Simon, Fanny, "Luis Emilio Recabarren and the Labor Movement of Chile"
circa 1949
Box: 8 Folder : 1-2 Simon, Fanny, Draft of "Luis Emilio Recabarren and the Labor Movement of Chile"
circa 1949
Box: 7 Folder : 29-30
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Simon, Fanny, "The Military Coup in Chile"
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Sinamos
1972
Box: 8 Folder : 5 "Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educacion"
1956
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Sindicato Trabajadores de la Standard Fruit Company
1958
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Sindicato Unico de Trabajadores en la Educacion del Peru (SUTEP)
1972-1973
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Socialista Democratico Guatemala
1984
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Solidaridad Internacional Obrera
1939-1940
Box: 8 Folder : 10 "Solidarity with the Unions of Chile"
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 11 "Some Actions and Situations that Violate the Human Rights of the Miskito, Sumo, and Rama Indians of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua"
1982
Box: 8 Folder : 12 "Survey of Curriculums in the National and Regional Trade Union Education Centers of the AIFLD"
1965
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Trabajo"
Dec 1961
Box: 8 Folder : 14 "Unveiling Cuba"
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Uruguay, Confederacion Uruguaya de Trabajadores
1972
Box: 8 Folder : 16 Uruguay, Socialismo Autentico Pamphlets
1961-1962
Box: 8 Folder : 17 Uruguay, Clippings
1973
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Vargas, Getulio. "Brasil el P.T.B. Carta de Lisboa"
undated
Box: 8 Folder : 19 Venezolano de Mujeres
1975
Box: 8 Folder : 20 Vernengo, Roberto, "Libertad Sindical y Relaciones de Trabajo en America Latina: I"
1955
Box: 8 Folder : 21 Windmuller, John P., "Administrative Problems of the International Labor Movement"
1960s

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Series III: Spanish Education and Organizing, 1957-1984

Scope and Content Note

This series contains clippings, pamphlets, articles, and other materials related to Spain under the Franco government, from the 1960s to the 1980s. The majority of the materials focus on the Socialist Party under Franco.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 22 Eighth Congreso del Partido Socialista Obreroespanol"
1961
Box: 8 Folder : 23 Iberica for a Free Spain
1966, 1970
Box: 8 Folder : 24 Resumen
1981
Box: 8 Folder : 25 Spain: Clippings, Notes, Union General de Trabajadores de Espana Materials
1957-1966
Box: 8 Folder : 26 Spain: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions Press Releases, "Arrests and Justice in Franco Spain"
1969-1975
Box: 8 Folder : 27 Spain: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions Press Releases, Correspondence, Clippings
1969-1971
Box: 8 Folder : 28 Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) Congress
1984
Box: 8 Folder : 29 "The Schools in Franco Spain"
1967
Box: 8 Folder : 30 Torroba Bernaldo de Quiros, Felipe, "The Spanish Jews"
1966
Box: 8 Folder : 31 Workers under Franco
1965-1969

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Series IV: Political Activities, 1964-1989

Scope and Content Note

This series mostly contains conference proceedings from International Council of Social Democratic Women, Social Democrats USA, and the Socialist International Congress in the 1970s and 1980s. It includes meeting minutes, speeches, correspondence, handwritten notes, circulars, reports, and memoranda from the Socialist International National Action Committee. The majority of materials Simon saved from conferences often relate to events and activities happening within the Socialist Party in Latin America. Simon was active in promoting female leadership in Socialist Party, and worked to promote that through conferences and the International Women's Year and her involvement in Social Democratic Women and Socialist International Women.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 32 Caracas, Meeting, Socialist International Women, UN Decade of Women
1984
Box: 8 Folder : 33 Commission on the Status of Women United Nations Economic and Social Council
1978
Box: 10 Folder : 28 Fiftieth Anniversary Reunion of the Norman Thomas Presidential Campaign
1982
Box: 8 Folder : 34-36 Fourteenth Post-War Congress of the Socialist International - General Circular
1978
Box: 8 Folder : 37 International Council of Social Democratic Women
1970-1978
Box: 8 Folder : 38 International Council of Social Democratic Women
1971
Box: 8 Folder : 39 International Council of Social Democratic Women, Conference Materials
1978
Box: 8 Folder : 40 International Council of Social Democratic Women, Speech by Reimund Seidelmann, Bureau Meeting Minutes
1978
Box: 8 Folder : 41 International Council of Social Democratic Women, Tenth Conference
1978
Box: 9 Folder : 1 International Women's Year
1975
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Letters from Simon to Irmtraut Leirer
1981-1982
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Second National Women's Conference
1987
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Social Democrats, International Reports (Latin America)
1981-1986
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Social Democrats, USA
1977-1978
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Social Democrats, USA, El Salvador, Eastern Europe, and Memoranda
1989
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Social Democrats, USA National Convention
1982
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Socialist Affairs International Council of Socialist Women Bulletin Correspondence
1972
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Socialist International
1972-1988
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Socialist International Congress (including National Action Committee materials)
1978
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Socialist International Congress
1980
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Socialist International Congress
1978-1980
Box: 9 Folder : 13 Socialist International Congress, Introductory Report by Leopold sedar Senghor
1976
Box: 9 Folder : 14 Socialist International Congress, Proceedings, Bureau Meeting Minutes
1978-1980
Box: 9 Folder : 15 Socialist International Congress, Programme and Papers Presented
1980
Box: 9 Folder : 16 Socialist International Congress, Speeches by Carlos Andres Perez, Willy Brandt, Felipe Gonzalez, Leopold Sedar Senghor, Ichio Asukata, Bruno Kreisky, Kalevi Sorsa, Mario Soares
1980
Box: 9 Folder : 17 Socialist International Meeting Minutes, Program
1980
Box: 9 Folder : 18 Socialist International, Press Releases, Reports from Meetings, Presentation
1981-1983
Box: 9 Folder : 19-20 Socialist International, Speeches and Resolutions and International Council of Social Democratic Women
1978
Box: 9 Folder : 21 Socialist International Women
1978-1980
Box: 10 Folder : 17 Socialist International Women, Finnish Social Democratic Women
1982-1984
Box: 9 Folder : 25 Socialist International Women, Bureau Meeting in London, Conference in Madrid
1980
Box: 9 Folder : 26 Socialist International Women Conference
1983
Box: 9 Folder : 24 Socialist International Women, Conference "How Can We Defend Peace"
1982
Box: 9 Folder : 23 Socialist International Women, Minutes and Conference Materials
1980-1981
Box: 9 Folder : 22 Socialist International Women, Seminar on Socialism and Feminism
1980
Box: 9 Folder : 27 Socialists Organizations Response to Chilean Coup d' Etat
1973-1974
Box: 9 Folder : 28 Statement by the International Council of Social Democratic Women to the Commission on the Status of Women
1978
Box: 9 Folder : 29 Swedish Social Democratic Party
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 30 United Nations Conference of International Women's Year
circa 1980
Box: 9 Folder : 31 United Nations Decade for Women Poster
1980
Box: 9 Folder : 32 United Nations NGO Committee on Aging and Retired Teachers Chapter
1980, 1983
Box: 9 Folder : 33 Women and the Labor Movement US and Abroad, Mostly National Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year
undated
Box: 9 Folder : 34 Women Workers, US and International
1964-1974

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Series V: United States Labor Organizing Materials, 1940s-1989

Scope and Content Note

This series is comprised of research and educational materials for Simon's labor educator classes and her work with the Workers Defense League and Coalition of Labor Union Women. Materials in this series include clippings, circulars, and other materials.

The majority of the series also includes materials related to the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), including correspondence and memoranda related to the union's protest against the New York City Board of Education's bilingual testing program in 1975, correspondence from teachers outlining curriculum of the bilingual programs in their schools to the union, and the response of the union to ASPIRA v. the New York Board of Education. Other materials related to UFT include lobbying for a higher budget for schools, reports of discrimination by minority teachers to the Office of Civil Rights in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and the treatment of union members in the Panama Canal Zone after 1979.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 1 American Union History
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 2-10 Bilingual Programs
1974-1975
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Budget Coalition: Emergency City-wide Committee
1970-1976
Box: 10 Folder : 12 Budget Coalition: Coalition for Full Funding of Public Schools
1973
Box: 10 Folder : 13-15 Budget Coalition
1973-1974
Box: 10 Folder : 17-18 Circulars and Meeting Minutes: Workers Defense League, New York City Youth Employment Coalition, Mobil Report, Bureau of Public Affairs, UFT
1982-1989
Box: 10 Folder : 18 Coalition of Labor Union Women, Convention Materials
1986
Box: 10 Folder : 19 Coaltion of Labor Union Women, "Women at Work" Convention
1979
Box: 10 Folder : 20 Current Problems
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 21 Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
1975-1977
Box: 10 Folder : 22 Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Recommendations for the New York City Board of Education's Response to the US Office of Civil Rights Allegations of Employment Discrimination
1975-1977
Box: 10 Folder : 23-24 Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
1975-1977
Box: 10 Folder : 25 Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, New York City School System Employment Practices Review
1975
Box: 10 Folder : 26 Deposition Affirming Ruth Schechter Gold's Activities Against Communism in Teachers Union
circa 1940s-1950s
Box: 10 Folder : 27 Education Material in LA (Notes)
undated
Box: 10 Folder : 29-30 Fiscal Crisis
1975-1979
Box: 10 Folder : 31 Hewes, Amy, "Early Experiments in Workers' Education"
1956
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Jewish Labor Committee
1988
Box: 11 Folder : 7-10 Kolodny, Jules: Canal Zone
1974-1979
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Labor Politics
1963
Box: A007 "Methods and Techniques of Workers' Education" Filmstrip No. 1
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 12 Nash, Al, "Handbook of Action Methods for Teachers"
1967
Box: 11 Folder : 13 "Planning an Education Program for the Local Union: Education for Members, Stewards, Business Agents, and Staff" Program Planning, Letters, and Contracts
1968-1969
Box: 11 Folder : 14 Retired Teachers in United Federation of Teachers and American Federation of Teachers
1971
Box: 11 Folder : 15 Schwartz, Philip J., "Coalition Bargaining"
1969
Box: 11 Folder : 16 Song: "Devotion, Solidarity, and Honor"
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 17 Twentieth-Fifth Anniversary Teacher Union Dinner Dance
1985
Box: 11 Folder : 18 "Unemployment Compensation and Short-Time Compensation"
undated
Box: 11 Folder : 19 United Federation of Teachers/American Federation of Teachers
1986, 1989
Box: 11 Folder : 20 United Federation of Teachers Women's Rights Committee
1986
Box: 11 Folder : 21 United Federation of Teachers Women's Rights Committee
1987
Box: 11 Folder : 22 Workers Defense League
1985
Box: 11 Folder : 23 Workers Defense League Golden Anniversary Journal
1986
Box: 11 Folder : 24 Workers Defense League: Minutes, Agenda, and General Matters
1985
Box: 11 Folder : 25-26 Workers Instructors Course
undated

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