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Guide to the Ira Gollobin Papers TAM.278

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by David A. Olson

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 04, 2013
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born.
Creator: Gollobin, Ira, 1911-
Title: Ira Gollobin Papers
Dates [inclusive]: Circa 1940-1990
Abstract: Ira Gollobin (1911-2008) was a civil rights attorney who focused on immigration law. Gollobin worked for the American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born from 1936-1982 and served as general counsel for the organization. During the 1980s, Gollobin served on the the National Coalition for Haitian Refugees. He was involved in other left-wing causes, including defending individuals under investigation by the House Un-American Activities Committee. The collection contains case files representing Gollobin's work on both immigration and HUAC issues from the 1940s-1990. A significant portion of the collection represents research and advocacy regarding legal issues surrounding immigrant rights and labor. These materials including clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, posters, press releases, pleadings, and reports from nonprofits and government agencies. Prominent themes include labor issues for undocumented workers from Latin America, Haitian refugees, the dragnet raids on undocumented workers in the 1970s, the Rodino immigration bills of the 1970s, and positions of unions and other stakeholders in the ensuing legislative debate. A significant portion of the collection's documents were generated by the American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born.
Quantity: 2.5 linear feet in 2 record cartons and one manuscript box.
Language of Materials note: The majority of the collection's materials are in English. There is a small amount of material in Spanish.
Call Phrase: TAM.278