Print / View Finding Aid as Single Page

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives logo

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

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
10th Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-2630

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

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

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 17, 2018
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jewish Labor Committee (U.S.)
Source: 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 Linear Feet (150 boxes)
Call Phrase: WAG.025.002