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Guide to the Jewish Labor Committee Records, Part III
||Jewish Labor Committee (U.S.).
||Jewish Labor Committee Records, Part III
||The Jewish Labor Committee (JLC) is an umbrella group of Jewish trade unions and fraternal
organizations. Founded in 1934, the JLC's initial goals were to organize opposition
to Nazism and provide assistance to the victims of Nazi persecution. As the immediate
need for relief passed, the JLC turned its energies toward various civil, human, and
trade union rights causes. Though largely focused on issues of domestic social and
economic justice after the 1950s, the JLC continued to campaign on international matters,
particularly the support of the State of Israel and the opposition of discrimination
against Soviet Jews. Part III of the JLC Records focus primarily on the JLC's post-war
activities, though some materials from its relief and rescue period are also present.
The records in Part III, which date mostly from the 1960s to the 1990s, reflect the
diversity of the JLC's interests and areas of advocacy and the JLC's role as a liaison
between the Jewish community and organized labor.
||418.0 linear feet in 394 record cartons, 2 manuscript boxes, 24 card file boxes, 12 oversize flat boxes,
and 1 folder in a shared oversize flat box
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|Language of Materials note:
||Materials are primarily in English, though a significant amount of material is in
Yiddish. To a lesser extent, the collection includes materials in Arabic as well as
in French, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and other Indo-European languages.
||Processing and description work on this collection was made possible by a grant from
the Atran Foundation, Inc.