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

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

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)

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Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series VI: Jewish Labour Committee, Canada, 1948-1978

Historical/Biographical Note

The Jewish Labour Committee, Canada was founded in 1936. Like the U.S. JLC, the Canadian JLC was heavily involved in relief efforts during and in the aftermath of World War II, both by providing aid in Europe and sponsoring refugees who came to Canada.

In the post-war period, the organization focused on combatting discrimination in Canadian society. Various laws prohibiting discrimination in areas such as housing, education, race, and employment were passed in response to the Canadian JLC's investigations and other forms of activism. In 1947, the Canadian JLC merged with the Joint Public Relations Committee to form the Joint Advisory Committee on Labour Relations, with JLC Executive Director Kalmen Kaplansky as its leader.

The Canadian JLC dissolved in 1978.

Scope and Content Note

The records of the Jewish Labour Committee, Canada reflect the organization's parallels to the U.S. JLC in its affiliations and activities, particularly in its anti-discrimination campaigns. The series includes minutes of the Canadian JLC's governing bodies, reports and press releases created by the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Canadian Labour Congress, correspondence with the U.S. JLC, and convention materials. The largest group of files concerning local activities is devoted to Montreal, whose large Jewish community (including many Holocaust survivors) had close ties to the JLC in the United States. The series also contains material on labor and civil rights issues in Canada more generally.

Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 392 Canada
1948-1956
Box: 193 Folder : 1-8 Canada: General
1958-1969, undated
Box: 193 Folder : 8A Canada: General
1976-1978
Box: 193 Folder : 8B Canada: JLC Archival Material
1978
Box: 392 Canada: Montreal
1951
Box: 392 Canada: Reports
1947-1955
Box: 193 Folder : 9 L'Accord
1965-1967
Box: 193 Folder : 10 Anti-Semitism
1960
Box: 193 Folder : 11 Bilingualism
1964-1965
Box: 193 Folder : 12 Blum, Sid
undated
Box: 193 Folder : 13 Book Lists
1961
Box: 193 Folder : 14 Borovoy, Al
1967
Box: 193 Folder : 15 British Columbia
undated
Box: 193 Folder : 16 Bulletin (English)
1975-1976
Box: 193 Folder : 17 Bulletin (Yiddish)
1965-1968
Box: 193 Folder : 18 Canadian Citizenship Council
1960
Box: 193 Folder : 19 Canadian Committee for World Refugee Year
1959-1960
Box: 193 Folder : 20 Canadian Conference on Education
1962
Box: 392 Canadian Jewish Congress
1952-1954
Box: 193 Folder : 21-24 Canadian Jewish Congress
1958-1967
Box: 193 Folder : 25 Canadian Jewish Congress Bulletin
1960-1961
Box: 392 Canadian Labour Congress
1952-1956
Box: 193 Folder : 26-28 Canadian Labour Congress
1958-1959
Box: 194 Folder : 1-2 Canadian Labour Congress
1960-1977
Box: 194 Folder : 3 Canadian Labour Congress: Bulletins
1960-1962
Box: 194 Folder : 4 Carpenters: Newfoundland
1962
Box: 194 Folder : 5 Chanin, Nahum
undated
Box: 194 Folder : 6 Citizens' Commission on Human Rights
1958
Box: 194 Folder : 7 Clippings
1964-1970
Box: 392 Clippings: Discrimination, Hate Literature, etc.
1947-1956
Box: 194 Folder : 8 Clippings: Discrimination, Hate Literature, etc.
1957-1970
Box: 194 Folder : 9 Commission on Intergroup Relations (COIR)
1960-1961
Box: 194 Folder : 10 Confederation of National Trade Unions
1963
Box: 392 Conference
1950
Box: 194 Folder : 11 Construction Unions
1960
Box: 392 Conventions
1951-1956
Box: 194 Folder : 12 Conventions
1960-1965
Box: 392 Correspondence
1948-1956
Box: 194 Folder : 13-15 Correspondence
1957-1978
Box: 194 Folder : 16-25 Correspondence: with JLC USA
1957-1961
Box: 194 Folder : 26-27 Department of Labour reports
1962-1965
Box: 194 Folder : 28 Discrimination: General
1959-1967
Box: 194 Folder : 29 Discrimination in Employment
1957-1965
Box: 194 Folder : 30 Discrimination: Reports
1961
Box: 392 Dresden, Ontario
1955
Box: 194 Folder : 31 Erlich, Henryk and Viktor Alter
1961-1962
Box: 194 Folder : 32 Executive
1962
Box: 195 Folder : 1 Finances
1967-1973
Box: 392 Financial Reports
1948-1956
Box: 195 Folder : 2 Financial Reports
1957-1974
Box: 195 Folder : 3 Fundraising
1968
Box: 195 Folder : 4 "Gateway" (Documentary Film)
1972
Box: 392 Gandhi Memorial
1956
Box: 195 Folder : 5 Grape Boycott
1968-1969
Box: 195 Folder : 6 Hate Literature
1965
Box: 195 Folder : 7 Hate Propaganda
1966-1969
Box: 195 Folder : 8 Housing
1959-1961
Box: 195 Folder : 9 Human Rights
1958-1968
Box: 195 Folder : 10 Human Rights Anniversary Committee
1958
Box: 195 Folder : 11 Human Rights: Nova Scotia
1967
Box: 195 Folder : 12 Human Rights: Ontario
1965-1969
Box: 392 Hungary
1951
Box: 195 Folder : 13 Immigration
1957-1968
Box: 195 Folder : 14 Indians
1960-1967
Box: 195 Folder : 15 Indian-Eskimo Association of Canada
1963-1965
Box: 195 Folder : 16 Iraq
1969-1971
Box: 195 Folder : 17 "Jew in French Canada:" Viewpoints
1969
Box: 195 Folder : 18 Jewish Labour Bund (Canada)
1970
Box: 392 Joint Advisory Committee on Labour Relations
1947-1956
Box: 195 Folder : 19-21 Joint Advisory Committee on Labour Relations
1957-1968
Box: 392 Joint Advisory Committee on Labour Relations: Reports
1949-1954
Box: 195 Folder : 22 King, Martin Luther, Jr.
undated
Box: 392 Labour Committee Against Racial Intolerance
1950-1955
Box: 195 Folder : 23 Labour Committee against Racial intolerance
1957-1961
Box: 195 Folder : 24 Labor Legislation
1959-1961
Box: 195 Folder : 25 Lehrer, Leib
undated
Box: 195 Folder : 26 Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry
1976
Box: 195 Folder : 27 Manitoba
1961
Box: 195 Folder : 28 Middle East
1957
Box: 195 Folder : 29 Minutes: National Executive
1962-1975
Box: 195 Folder : 30 Minutes: Office Committee
1958-1959
Box: 392 Montreal
1947-1955
Box: 195 Folder : 31-39 Montreal
1957-June 1966
Box: 196 Folder : 1-7 Montreal
August 1966-1977
Box: 196 Folder : 8 Montreal Labour Committee on Human Rights
1961
Box: 196 Folder : 9 National Association of Intergroup Relations Officials (NAIRO)
1961-1963
Box: 196 Folder : 10 National Civil Liberties Clearing House
1961-1963
Box: 196 Folder : 11 National Conference on Human Rights
1957, 1968
Box: 196 Folder : 12 National Joint Community Relations Committee
1961-1968
Box: 196 Folder : 13 National Office Committee
1973
Box: 196 Folder : 14 Nazi War Criminals (Neo-Nazis)
1965-1967
Box: 196 Folder : 15 New Brunswick
undated
Box: 196 Folder : 16 New Party
1960-1961
Box: 196 Folder : 17 Nova Scotia
1959-1967
Box: 196 Folder : 18 Ontario
1965
Box: 196 Folder : 19 Ontario Federation of Labour
1952-1962
Box: 196 Folder : 20 Ontario Human Rights Commission
1960-1967
Box: 196 Folder : 21 Ontario Labour Committee for Human Rights
1967-1969
Box: 196 Folder : 22 Ontario Labour Relations Board
1961
Box: 196 Folder : 23 Orlikow, L.
undated
Box: 196 Folder : 24 Poland: Anti-Semitism
1968
Box: 196 Folder : 25 Polish Refugees
1968-1970
Box: 196 Folder : 26 Presse Ouvriere Cooperative
1966
Box: 392 Publicity
1948-1956
Box: 196 Folder : 27 Publicity
1957-1973
Box: 196 Folder : 28 Quebec
1960-1966
Box: 196 Folder : 29 Quebec: Discrimination
1962
Box: 196 Folder : 30-31 Quebec Federation of Labour
1962-1969
Box: 197 Folder : 1 Radio Scripts
1959
Box: 197 Folder : 2 Railway Employees: Discrimination Against
1961
Box: 197 Folder : 3-4 Reports
1957-1975
Box: 197 Folder : 5 Reports (Yiddish)
1963-1973
Box: 392 Resolutions
1956
Box: 197 Folder : 6 Resolutions
1961-1965
Box: 197 Folder : 7 Romanian Refugees
undated
Box: 197 Folder : 8 Rubinstein, Michael
1959-1963
Box: 197 Folder : 9 Saskatchewan
1958
Box: 197 Folder : 10 Simon, Harry
1974
Box: 198 Folder : 11 Songs
undated
Box: 197 Folder : 12 Soviet Jewish Writers
1971-1972
Box: 392 Soviet Jewry
1953
Box: 197 Folder : 13 Soviet Jewry
1957-1978
Box: 197 Folder : 14 St. Leonard
1968
Box: 197 Folder : 15 Syria
1972
Box: 392 Toronto
1947-1956
Box: 197 Folder : 16 Toronto
1957-1962
Box: 392 Trades and Labor Congress of Canada
1952-1954
Box: 198 Folder : 2-4 United Council for Human Rights
1957-1973
Box: 392 Vancouver
1950-1954
Box: 198 Folder : 5 Vancouver
1957-1969
Box: 198 Folder : 6 Vladeck Women's Club
undated
Box: 198 Folder : 7 Warsaw Ghetto Commemorations
1961-1973
Box: 392 Windsor
1953
Box: 392 Winnipeg
1947-1951
Box: 198 Folder : 8 Winnipeg
1957-1972
Box: 198 Folder : 9 Workmen's Circle
1969
Box: 198 Folder : 10 Zygielbojm, Szmul (Arthur)
1968

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