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Guide to the Israel Kugler Papers TAM.315

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Hillel Arnold, 2007.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 29, 2014
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard.

 Box 2 added, May 2014. Edited by Heather Mulliner to reflect updated administrative information  , Oct 2014

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kugler, Israel, 1917-2007
Title: Israel Kugler Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1951-2007
Abstract: Israel Kugler (1917-2007) was born in Brooklyn and a graduate of City College (1938). He earned a Ph.D. from New York University in sociology and taught for many years at New York Community College. He was a member of the Young People’s Socialist League and later of the Socialist Party. As a founding member and president of the United Federation of College Teachers (UFCT) and a founding member and officer of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), he was a key figure in faculty/staff unionism at the City University of New York (CUNY). A vocal advocate of civil rights, he was involved in the AFT’s national adoption of a resolution revoking the charters of segregated locals in 1955. He led the historic 1966-1967 faculty strike at St. John’s University. Raised in the traditions of immigrant Jewish socialism, he was a life-long devotee of Yiddish culture and served as national president of the Workmen’s Circle, board member of the Jewish Labor Committee and president of the Three Arrows Cooperative Society. The collection consists mainly of his writings and presentations in various fields of interest, and also includes biographical material and subject files on his political and labor affiliations and activities.
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet 1 record carton and 1 manuscript box
Call Phrase: TAM.315