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Guide to the Jewish Labor Committee Records, Part III WAG.025.003

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630
tamiment.wagner@library.nyu.edu


Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Craig Savino and Joanna Blokker, 2004-2007; Rachel Menyuk, 2009-2010; Gail Malmgreen, 2011-2012; and Rachel Schimke, 2013-2014 (with assistance from Stephen Sutton and Giana Ricci)

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on June 24, 2014
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited to reflect incorporation of material found in repository  , 5/23/2014

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Jewish Labor Committee (U.S.).
Title: Jewish Labor Committee Records, Part III
Dates [inclusive]: 1903-2009
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1960-1999
Abstract: 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.
Quantity: 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
Location note: Most materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact tamiment.wagner@library.nyu.edu at least two business days prior to research visit.
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.
Call Phrase: WAG.025.003
Sponsor: Processing and description work on this collection was made possible by a grant from the Atran Foundation, Inc.