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Preliminary Inventory to the Bernard and Jewel Bellush Papers WAG.030

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 Steven Chin, 1986, and Gail Malmgreen and Kristan Catalani, 2007

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 06, 2014
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bellush, Bernard, 1917-
Creator: Bellush, Jewel, 1924-
Title: Bernard and Jewel Bellush Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1947-2002
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1960-1990
Abstract: Jewel and Bernard Bellush are historians and political activists, who taught for many years at the City College of New York. In the late 1970s, at the request of Council executive director Victor Gotbaum, they became engaged in a collaborative project to write a history of AFSCME, District Council 37, the umbrella group for local unions representing many categories of public employees in the city of New York. The Bellushes’ book, Union Power and New York: Victor Gotbaum and District Council 37 was published in 1984. The first part of the collection consists of correspondence, background files, interviews, flyers, notes and drafts for the book. The second part of the collection is comprised of files on Americans for Democratic Action, the Socialist Party, the New York Labor History Association and many other organizations in which Bernard Bellush was active or took an interest. It also includes topical files on many political and sociological issues, and files of personal and biographical material.
Quantity: 20.0 linear feet (20 boxes)
Location note: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two business days prior to research visit.
Call Phrase: WAG.030