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Guide to the Jewish Labor Committee Records, Part II WAG.025.002

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 Gail Malmgreen, Karl Dunkel, Ethel Lobman, et al., 1996-2000

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 07, 2014
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jewish Labor Committee (U.S.).
Title: Jewish Labor Committee Records, Part II
Dates [inclusive]: 1948-1956
Abstract: The Jewish Labor Committee, an umbrella group of Jewish trade unions and fraternal organizations, was founded in 1934 for the purpose of organizing opposition to Fascism, providing assistance to its victims, and fighting all forms of bigotry. After the Second World War the Committee continued its program of relief to Holocaust victims, providing shipments of food, clothing, and medical supplies. It also provided immigration assistance, and offered help with employment and housing for refugees who came to the United States. The JLC's Holocaust-related records, Part II (1948-1956), include minutes, convention proceedings, reports, press releases, correspondence, survivors’ biographical files and a wide range of printed material. Documented in detail are the JLC's efforts to sustain and resettle survivors, contacts with socialist and trade-union leaders in post-war Europe, proposals for liberalizing American immigration policy, lobbying for reparations, and anti-discrimination work.
Quantity: 150.0 linear feet (150 boxes)
Call Phrase: WAG.025.002