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Guide to the Ira Gollobin Papers
||American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born.
||Gollobin, Ira, 1911-
||Ira Gollobin Papers
||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.
||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.