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Collection processed by Gail Malmgreen, Justin Lilien and Anton Weiss-Wendt, 1998.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 04, 2018
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Minkoff, Isaiah M.
Source - dnr: Minkoff, Dussia Samson
Source - dnr: Minkoff, Paul
Title: Isaiah Minkoff Papers and Photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1914-1984
Dates [bulk]: 1960-1984
Abstract: Isaiah Minkoff served as Executive Secretary of the Jewish Labor Committee, Executive Director of the General Jewish Council, and the Executive Director of the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC -- later NCRAC).. In addition to his responsibilities in organizational work, Minkoff continued contact with people around the world, many of whom he had assisted in the Holocaust and postwar years, and Russian-speaking socialists who had been the inspiration of his youth. While they are very incomplete, and mostly date from Minkoff's last three decades of public life, the papers include material that spans the whole range of his interests and accomplishments.
Quantity: 12.25 Linear Feet in 12 record cartons, 9 folders
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: WAG.086

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Historical/Biographical Note

Isaiah Minkoff (1901-1983) was born in Warsaw in 1901 and was raised and educated in Moscow. As a teenager he became involved in World War I relief work and also became active in a number of Jewish and socialist organizations. After the Revolution of 1917 he continued his political activity as a member of the Russian Social Democratic movement and served a one-year term in Soviet prisons. He attended the University of Moscow, 1918-1920. He fled the Soviet Union, and in 1922 arrived in California, where he completed his B.A., in Slavonic languages, at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1926.

In June 1926 he married Dussia Samson, daughter of Russian Jews who had emigrated to the United States after a long residence in Harbin, China, and settled in San Francisco. The Minkoffs soon resettled in New York, where he soon became active in Jewish communal affairs. In New York be became reacquainted with a large circle of Russian Social-Democratic (Menshevik) exiles who had fled from the Soviet Union after the consolidation of Bolshevik power.

From 1936 to 1941 he served as Executive Secretary of the Jewish Labor Committee, and in that capacity played a central role in the JLC'santi-Nazi and rescue activities. For example, Minkoff was one of the chief organizers of the labor-sponsored Counter Olympics held on Randall's Island in New York City in the summer of 1936 (and repeated in the summer of 1937). He also served as the JLC's representative to the Joint Boycott Council, in which the JLC cooperated with Rabbi Stephen Wise's American Jewish Congressto coordinate the consumer boycott of German goods and services. In 1940-41 he was a key figure in the successful effort by the JLC to secure temporary visitors' visas for a list of European labor and socialist activists who were in immediate danger of arrest by the Nazi authorities in France and Eastern Europe. He met with officials of the American Federation of Laborand of the Roosevelt Administration, assisted in the compilation of the visa lists, arranged for transportation of refugees, and on many occasions welcomed the rescued families as they stepped off the boats in New York, Los Angeles or Seattle.

In 1941 he left the Jewish Labor Committee to become Executive Director of the General Jewish Council, a confederation of Jewish defense organizations whose aim was to hammer out joint policies, wherever possible on issues of critical importance during the warsyears, and to make plans for post-war rehabilitation and reconstruction. In 1944 he became the Executive Director of the newly founded Jewish community relations agency, the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council(NJCRAC -- later NCRAC). He was to hold this position from 1944 until his retirement in 1975, building NCRAC from an umbrella groups of four national agencies and fourteen local communal bodies into a major agency comprised of eleven national and 111 local groups.

NCRAC under Minkoff's leadership became a prime force for Jewish involvement in the civil rights movement, and also fostered a concerted Jewish community response on other issues, such as the reform of U.S. immigrations law, the publicizing of and protest against the plight of Jews in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, support for the state of Israel, and efforts to combat anti-semitism and other forms of bigotry and discrimination in this country and abroad. In addition to his primary responsibilities in NCRAC Minkoff served as a Board member of the Jewish Labor Committee, the Atran Foundation, the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany, and the Jewish Daily Forward Association. He was also an active supporter of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, the Congress for Jewish Culture and the Workmen's Circle.

In addition to his extensive responsibilities in organizational work, Minkoff kept in touch with a wide circle of friends and comrades around the world -- many of whom he had assisted in the Holocaust and postwar years. He took a deep interest in the fate of Yiddish culture and never lost touch with the Russian-speaking socialists who had been the inspiration of his youth. In his later years he traveled widely in Europe and Israel, and served as a delegate to several international meetings concerned with Jewish communal affairs and the issue of reparations to Holocaust survivors.

Minkoff died of cancer in New York City on May 10, 1983.

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    Scope and Content Note

    While they are very incomplete, and mostly date from Minkoff's last three decades of public life, the papers include material that spans the whole range of his interests and accomplishments. The correspondence series includes a mix of material, incoming and outgoing letters -- both professional and personal, in English, Yiddish and Russian. Included are letters from rabbis and lay Jewish communal leaders, U.S. and Israeli government officials, labor leaders, European socialist politicians, Bundists such as Benjamin Tabachinsky, Left Zionists such as Paul Goldman, and veteran Mensheviks (for example, Boris Sapir, Leo Lande, Gregory Aronson -- and their families). In the subject files are additional groupings of material on individuals with whom Minkoff was especially close; the file on Menshevik leader Raphael Abramovitch, for example, includes correspondence, clippings, Minkoff's memorial tribute, and financial documents relating to Abramovitch's family. The Speeches series includes both notes and full texts, many of them relating to Minkoff's professional duties, but others recounting episodes from his personal and family history, or paying final tribute to departed colleagues, political allies and friends. The photographs series contains images of meetings and conventions that Minkoff attended.

    Of particular note is a file of condolence letters written in 1958 on the occasion of the death of Minkoff's brother, the Yiddish writer Nochum Minkoff; letters written on the occasion of Isaiah Minkoff's retirement in 1975 and his serious illness in 1977; correspondence with Kurt Grossman, Fritz Heine, Rudolf Katz and other socialists active in the German resistance to Nazism; long series of grant proposals addressed to the Atran Foundation and the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture; financial and other data relating to the Special Labor Aid Project (later the Labor Aid Project) -- a JLC initiative to help support aged and needy veterans of the anti-Nazi and socialist movements of Europe; and files of material on the JLC's rescue and aid activities during and immediately after World War II; and many publications and reports of NCRAC and the Jewish Labor Committee.

    Arrangement

    The papers are comprised of four series: I. Correspondence, II. Subject Files, and III. Speeches, and IV. Photographs

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    Access Points

    Subject Names

    • Minkoff, Dussia Samson
    • Minkoff, Paul

    Document Type

    • Clippings (information artifacts)
    • Photographs.
    • Pamphlets.
    • Correspondence.

    Subject Organizations

    • Atran Foundation
    • Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
    • Forward Association
    • Yivo Institute for Jewish Research
    • American Federation of Labor
    • National Community Relations Advisory Council (U.S.)
    • Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring
    • Jewish Labor Committee (U.S.)
    • General Jewish Council (U.S.)

    Subject Topics

    • Labor leaders -- United States.
    • Labor leaders -- Europe.
    • Socialists -- Europe.
    • Jews -- Soviet Union
    • Jews -- United States.
    • Jews -- Education.

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    Administrative Information

    Conditions Governing Access

    Materials are open without restrictions.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by Isaiah Minkoff were transferred to New York University in 1998 by Paul Minkoff. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu, (212) 998-2630.

    Preferred Citation

    Identification of item, date; Isaiah M. Minkoff Papers and Photographs; WAG 086; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Elmer Holmes Bobst Library 70 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.

    Related Materials

    Jewish Labor Committee Records, WAG.025

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Isaiah Minkoff's widow, Dussia Samson Minkoff, in 1992 and 1993. An additional donation was made by Isaiah Minkoff's son, Paul Minkoff, in 1998. The accession numbers associated with these gifts are 1992.007 and 1992.014.

    Processing Note

    Photographs were separated from this collection during initial processing and were established as a separate collection, the Isaiah Minkoff Photographs (PHOTOS 164). In 2013, the photograph collection was reincorporated into the Isaiah Minkoff Papers and Photographs (WAG 086).

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    Container List

    Series I: Correspondence, 1940-1984

    Arrangement

    Arranged chronologically.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 1 Folder : 1 Correspondence
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 2 Correspondence
    1940
    Box: 1 Folder : 3 Correspondence
    1941-1943
    Box: 1 Folder : 4 Correspondence
    1944-1951
    Box: 1 Folder : 5 Correspondence
    1952 , 1953
    Box: 1 Folder : 6 Correspondence
    1954
    Box: 1 Folder : 7 Correspondence
    1955
    Box: 1 Folder : 8 Correspondence
    1956
    Box: 1 Folder : 9 Correspondence
    1957
    Box: 1 Folder : 10 Correspondence
    1958
    Box: 1 Folder : 11 Correspondence
    1959
    Box: 1 Folder : 12 Correspondence
    1960
    Box: 1 Folder : 13 Correspondence
    1961
    Box: 1 Folder : 14 Correspondence
    1962
    Box: 1 Folder : 15 Correspondence
    1963
    Box: 1 Folder : 16 Correspondence
    Jan 1964-May 1964
    Box: 1 Folder : 17 Correspondence
    Jun 1964-Dec 1964
    Box: 1 Folder : 18 Correspondence
    1965
    Box: 1 Folder : 19 Correspondence
    1966
    Box: 1 Folder : 20 Correspondence
    1967
    Box: 1 Folder : 21 Correspondence
    1968
    Box: 1 Folder : 22 Correspondence
    1969
    Box: 1 Folder : 23 Correspondence
    1970
    Box: 1 Folder : 24 Correspondence
    1971
    Box: 1 Folder : 25 Correspondence
    1972
    Box: 1 Folder : 26 Correspondence
    1973
    Box: 1 Folder : 27 Correspondence
    1974
    Box: 1 Folder : 28 Correspondence
    1975
    Box: 1 Folder : 29 Correspondence
    1976
    Box: 1 Folder : 30 Correspondence
    1977
    Box: 1 Folder : 31 Correspondence
    1978
    Box: 1 Folder : 32 Correspondence
    1979
    Box: 1 Folder : 33 Correspondence
    1980-1982
    Box: 1 Folder : 34 Correspondence
    1983
    Box: 1 Folder : 35 Correspondence
    1984

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    Series II: Subject Files, 1914-1984

    Arrangement

    Arranged alphabetically.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 1 Folder : 36 Abeles, Herbert
    1952
    Box: 1 Folder : 37 Abramovitch, Raphael
    undated , 1941
    Box: 1 Folder : 38 Ad Hoc Committee on Human Rights and Genocide
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 39 Address Books
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 40 Aid to Camp Survivors
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 41 Alexandrovitch, Vera
    undated , 1945
    Box: 1 Folder : 42 American Committee for the Liberation of the Peoples of Russia
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 43 American Council for Judaism
    1950-1967
    Box: 1 Folder : 44 American Federation of Jews from Central Europe
    1978
    Box: 1 Folder : 45 American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors
    1983
    Box: 1 Folder : 46 American Jewish Commission on the Holocaust
    undated
    Box: 1 Folder : 47 American Jewish Commission on the Holocaust
    1982-1983
    Box: 1 Folder : 48 American Jewish Committee
    undated , 1941-1969
    Box: 1 Folder : 49 American Jewish Committee
    1972-1982
    Box: 1 Folder : 50 American Jewish Conference
    undated , 1943 , 1946
    Box: 2 Folder : 1 American Jewish Congress
    undated , 1943
    Box: 2 Folder : 2 American Jewish Congress
    1961-1962
    Box: 2 Folder : 3 American Jewish Congress
    1963
    Box: 2 Folder : 4 American Jewish Congress
    1965-1968
    Box: 2 Folder : 5 American Jewish Congress
    1972 , 1975 , 1979
    Box: 2 Folder : 6 American Jewish Historical Society: NCRAC Archives
    1970
    Box: 2 Folder : 7 American Jewry: General
    undated , 1963-1975
    Box: 2 Folder : 8 American Labor Conference on International Affairs
    1946
    Box: 2 Folder : 9 American Labor Party
    1937
    Box: 2 Folder : 10 American Socialist Society
    1949-1950
    Box: 2 Folder : 11 American Zionist Council
    1950 , 1953
    Box: 2 Folder : 12 Anti-Communism
    1950
    Box: 2 Folder : 13 Anti-Semitism
    1942 , 1948 , 1964
    Box: 2 Folder : 14 Anti-Semitism: Europe
    1962-1963
    Box: 2 Folder : 15 Anti-Semitism: U.S.
    1950 , 1960 , 1962
    Box: 2 Folder : 16 A. Philip Randolph Institute
    1966-1982
    Box: 2 Folder : 17 A. Philip Randolph Memorial Fund
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 18 Apartment: Plan
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 19 Appointment Books
    1979 , 1982
    Box: 2 Folder : 20 Arab Propaganda Activities
    1956
    Box: 2 Folder : 21 Argentina
    1962
    Box: 2 Folder : 22 Arendt, Hannah
    1963
    Box: 2 Folder : 23 Art in Jewish Life
    undated , 1964
    Box: 2 Folder : 24 Association of Jewish Community Relations Workers
    undated , 1950-1961
    Box: 2 Folder : 25 Association of Jewish Community Relations Workers
    1962-1963 , 1975-1976
    Box: 2 Folder : 26 Atlanta, GA
    1955-1956
    Box: 2 Folder : 27 Atran Center: Plan
    undated
    Box: 2 Folder : 28 Atran Foundation
    undated , 1948-1961
    Box: 2 Folder : 29 Atran Foundation
    1965-1971
    Box: 2 Folder : 30 Atran Foundation
    1972-1973
    Box: 2 Folder : 31 Atran Foundation
    1974
    Box: 2 Folder : 32 Atran Foundation (I)
    1975
    Box: 2 Folder : 33 Atran Foundation (II)
    1975
    Box: 2 Folder : 34 Atran Foundation (I)
    1976
    Box: 2 Folder : 35 Atran Foundation (II)
    1976
    Box: 2 Folder : 36 Atran Foundation (I)
    1977
    Box: 2 Folder : 37 Atran Foundation (II)
    1977
    Box: 2 Folder : 38 Atran Foundation (III)
    1977
    Box: 2 Folder : 39 Atran Foundation (I)
    1978
    Box: 2 Folder : 40 Atran Foundation (II)
    1978
    Box: 2 Folder : 41 Atran Foundation (III)
    1978
    Box: 2 Folder : 42 Atran Foundation
    Jan 1979-Jun 1979
    Box: 3 Folder : 1 Atran Foundation
    Jul 1979-Sep 1979
    Box: 3 Folder : 2 Atran Foundation
    Oct 1979
    Box: 3 Folder : 3 Atran Foundation
    Nov 1979-Dec 1979
    Box: 3 Folder : 4 Atran Foundation (I)
    1980
    Box: 3 Folder : 5 Atran Foundation (II)
    1980
    Box: 3 Folder : 6 Atran Foundation (III)
    1980
    Box: 3 Folder : 7 Atran Foundation
    Jan 1981-Mar 1981
    Box: 3 Folder : 8 Atran Foundation
    Apr 1981-Sep 1981
    Box: 3 Folder : 9 Atran Founfdation
    Oct 1981-Dec 1981
    Box: 3 Folder : 10 Atran Foundation (I)
    1982
    Box: 3 Folder : 11 Atran Foundation (II)
    1982
    Box: 3 Folder : 12 Atran Foundation (III)
    1982
    Box: 3 Folder : 13 Atran Foundation (IV)
    1982
    Box: 3 Folder : 14 Atran Foundation
    1983
    Box: 3 Folder : 15 Atran Foundation: Budget and Financial Reports
    1970-1981
    Box: 3 Folder : 16 Atran Foundation: "Made in the USA" Film Project
    1977-1981
    Box: 3 Folder : 17 Atran Foundation: UJA
    1967-1970 , 1976
    Box: 3 Folder : 18 Atran Frank
    1951
    Box: 3 Folder : 19 Atran House
    undated , 1954 , 1977
    Box: 3 Folder : 20 Atran House
    1981
    Box: 3 Folder : 21 Atran House
    1982
    Box: 3 Folder : 22 Austria
    1970
    Box: 3 Folder : 23 Azeff, Evgeni
    undated
    Box: 3 Folder : 24 Balkans
    1945
    Box: 3 Folder : 25 Banewur, Eva
    1970
    Box: 3 Folder : 26 Baron, W. Salo
    1954
    Box: 3 Folder : 27 Black Americans to Support Israel Committee
    1981
    Box: 3 Folder : 28 Blacks and Jews
    1963-1969
    Box: 3 Folder : 29 B'nai B'rith
    undated , 1947-1980
    Box: 3 Folder : 30 Brandeis University
    1953 , 1974-1979
    Box: 3 Folder : 31 Brown, Irving
    1977
    Box: 3 Folder : 32 Brumberg, Abraham
    1970
    Box: 3 Folder : 33 Bundist Tribune (Yiddish)
    1979
    Box: 3 Folder : 34 Carter, Pres., Jimmy
    1977
    Box: 3 Folder : 35 Central Conference of American Rabbis
    1975
    Box: 3 Folder : 36 Chanin, Nochum
    undated , 1947 , 1965
    Box: 3 Folder : 37 Chernov, Victor
    1945-1946
    Box: 3 Folder : 38 Civil Rights
    1962-1966
    Box: 3 Folder : 39 Clippings and articles: misc.
    1953-1981
    Box: 3 Folder : 40 Cohen, Jules
    1967
    Box: 3 Folder : 41 Columbus United Jewish Fund and Council
    1964
    Box: 3 Folder : 42 Communist Party (U.S.)
    1956
    Box: 4 Folder : 1 Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations
    1960-1975
    Box: 4 Folder : 2 Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations
    1978-1981
    Box: 4 Folder : 3 Conference on the Welfare State
    1966
    Box: 4 Folder : 4 Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany
    undated , 1972
    Box: 4 Folder : 5 Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany
    1973-1980
    Box: 4 Folder : 6 Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany
    1981-1982
    Box: 4 Folder : 7 Congress for Jewish Culture
    undated , 1949-1983
    Box: 4 Folder : 8 Coudert, Frederic and Engel M. Irving
    1950
    Box: 4 Folder : 9 Coughlin, Father Charles
    1939
    Box: 4 Folder : 10 Council for the Underground Labor Movements of Europe
    undated , 1943
    Box: 4 Folder : 11 Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds
    1947-1962
    Box: 4 Folder : 12 Council of Jewish federations and Welfare Funds
    1963-1981
    Box: 4 Folder : 13 Cuba
    1944 , 1946
    Box: 4 Folder : 14 Dector, Moshe
    undated , 1974-1977
    Box: 4 Folder : 15 Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee
    1979
    Box: 4 Folder : 16 Detroit
    1952-1956
    Box: 4 Folder : 17 Development of Jewish Communal Organization in America (Ms. & Notes)
    1957
    Box: 4 Folder : 18 Diary/Appointment Book
    1978
    Box: 4 Folder : 19 Diary/Appointment Book
    1980
    Box: 4 Folder : 20 Diary/Appointment Book
    1983
    Box: 4 Folder : 21 Diary/Appointment Book (Dussia Minkoff)
    1984
    Box: 4 Folder : 22 DiMarco Reception Committee
    1954
    Box: 4 Folder : 23 Dreyfus Opera
    1982-1983
    Box: 4 Folder : 24 Dubinsky, David
    1946 , 1952 , 1966
    Box: 4 Folder : 25 Dubnov, Simon
    1961
    Box: 4 Folder : 26 Eastern Europe
    1956
    Box: 4 Folder : 27 East European Jewry
    1968
    Box: 4 Folder : 28 Educational Alliance
    1966
    Box: 4 Folder : 29 Einstein, Albert (Atran Proposal)
    1953
    Box: 4 Folder : 30 Eisendrath, Maurice
    1964 , 1968
    Box: 4 Folder : 31 Federation (NYC)
    1966
    Box: 4 Folder : 32 Financial: Contributions
    1976-1983
    Box: 4 Folder : 33 Forster, Arnold
    1974
    Box: 4 Folder : 34 France
    1977 , 1982
    Box: 4 Folder : 35 Franck, Isaac
    1973
    Box: 4 Folder : 36 Freeland League
    1954
    Box: 4 Folder : 37 Free World Association
    1943
    Box: 4 Folder : 38 Gebiner, Benjamin
    1956 , 1968 , 1971
    Box: 4 Folder : 39 General Jewish Council (Archives)
    undated , 1941-1944
    Box: 4 Folder : 40 General Jewish Council: Hiring of Minkoff
    1941
    Box: 4 Folder : 41 Germany
    1945-1978
    Box: 4 Folder : 42 Ginzberg, Ralph
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 43 Goldberg, B. Z.
    1951
    Box: 4 Folder : 44 Goldenberg, J
    undated , 1970
    Box: 4 Folder : 45 Goldenberg, Yasha
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 46 Goldman, Paul
    1974
    Box: 4 Folder : 47 Goldstein, A.A.
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 48 Gompers, Samuel
    1914
    Box: 4 Folder : 49 Grossman, Kurt
    1966
    Box: 4 Folder : 50 Green, Nancy. L.
    1977
    Box: 4 Folder : 51 Green, William (Bust)
    1953
    Box: 4 Folder : 52 Greenberg, Hayim
    undated , 1953
    Box: 4 Folder : 53 Hagen, Paul: "Deutschland nach Hitler"
    undated
    Box: 4 Folder : 54 Hashomer Hatzair
    1953
    Box: 4 Folder : 55 Held, Adolph
    undated , 1969
    Box: 4 Folder : 56 Hertzberg, Arthur
    1964-1980
    Box: 4 Folder : 57 Hill, Herbert
    1959
    Box: 4 Folder : 58 Hillman Foundation
    1972
    Box: 4 Folder : 59 Hobart College
    1955
    Box: 4 Folder : 60 Holocaust: General
    1978-1979
    Box: 4 Folder : 61 Holocaust: General
    1980-1981
    Box: 4 Folder : 62 Holly Point Project
    1948
    Box: 4 Folder : 63 Hook, Sidney
    undated , 1978
    Box: 4 Folder : 64 Housepian, Aramais
    undated , 1977
    Box: 5 Folder : 1 Howe, Irving
    1968-1969
    Box: 5 Folder : 2 Humphrey, Hubert
    1965
    Box: 5 Folder : 3 Hungary
    1977
    Box: 5 Folder : 4 Illness (Isaiah Minkoff)
    1970-1971
    Box: 5 Folder : 5 Illness (I. M.) (I)
    1976
    Box: 5 Folder : 6 Illness (I. M.) (II)
    1976
    Box: 5 Folder : 7 Illness (I. M.) (III)
    1976
    Box: 5 Folder : 8 Illness (I. M.) (IV)
    1976
    Box: 5 Folder : 9 Illness (I. M.) (V)
    1976
    Box: 5 Folder : 10 Illness (I. M.)
    1977
    Box: 5 Folder : 11 Interview (I. M.) with John Slawson
    1970
    Box: 5 Folder : 12 Israel
    undated , 1950
    Box: 5 Folder : 13 Israel
    1974-1976
    Box: 5 Folder : 14 Israel
    1977-1982
    Box: 5 Folder : 15 Israel Task Force: Tour
    1974-1975
    Box: 5 Folder : 16 Jacobson, Philip
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 17 Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland
    1941 , 1967
    Box: 5 Folder : 18 Jewish Community Relations Council of New York
    1950 , 1976 , 1982
    Box: 5 Folder : 19 Jewish Culture/History
    1949-1981
    Box: 5 Folder : 20 Jewish Daily Forward
    1948 , 1959-1981
    Box: 5 Folder : 21 Jewish Daily Forward Association
    1957 , 1975
    Box: 5 Folder : 22 Jewish Daily Forward Association: Finances
    1978-1981
    Box: 5 Folder : 23 Jewish Encyclopedic Handbooks
    1960
    Box: 5 Folder : 24 Jewish Image in Televison
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 25 Jewish Labor Bund
    1940-1982
    Box: 5 Folder : 26 Jewish Labor Committee
    undated
    Box: 5 Folder : 27 Jewish Labor Committee
    1936-1943
    Box: 5 Folder : 28 Jewish Labor Committee
    1947-1958
    Box: 5 Folder : 29 Jewish Labor Committee
    1961-1964
    Box: 5 Folder : 30 Jewish Labor Committee
    1965
    Box: 5 Folder : 31 Jewish Labor Committee
    1966-1967
    Box: 5 Folder : 32 Jewish Labor Committee
    1967
    Box: 5 Folder : 33 Jewish Labor Committee
    1968-1970
    Box: 5 Folder : 34 Jewish Labor Committee
    1971-1975
    Box: 6 Folder : 1 Jewish Labor Committee
    1976-1979
    Box: 6 Folder : 2 Jewish Labor Committee
    1980
    Box: 6 Folder : 3 Jewish Labor Committee
    1981
    Box: 6 Folder : 4 Jewish Labor Committee
    1982
    Box: 6 Folder : 5 Jewish Labor Committee
    1983-1984
    Box: 6 Folder : 6 Jewish Labor Committee: European Trips
    1966 , 1974 , 1977
    Box: 6 Folder : 7 Jewish Labor Committee: Financial
    1954-1973
    Box: 6 Folder : 8 Jewish Labor Committee: Minkoff Tribute
    1979
    Box: 6 Folder : 9 Jewish Labor Committee: Projects in Israel
    1967
    Box: 6 Folder : 10 Jewish Labor Committee: Rescue/Immigration
    undated , 1940-1943
    Box: 6 Folder : 11 Jewish Labor Committee: Rescue/Immigration
    1944
    Box: 6 Folder : 12 Jewish Labor Committee: Rescue/Immigration
    1945-1947
    Box: 6 Folder : 13 Jewish Labor Committee: Rescue/Immigration
    1948-1953
    Box: 6 Folder : 14 Jewish Newsletter
    1952-1955
    Box: 6 Folder : 15 Jewish Socialist Farband
    undated , 1930-1969
    Box: 6 Folder : 16 Jewish War Veterans
    1955-1956
    Box: 6 Folder : 17 John Birch Society
    1965
    Box: 6 Folder : 18 Joint Boycott Council
    1939
    Box: 6 Folder : 19 Kahn, Tom
    ca.1969
    Box: 6 Folder : 20 Kallen, Horace
    1962-1963
    Box: 6 Folder : 21 Kane, Irving
    1949-1953
    Box: 6 Folder : 22 Katz, Rudolf
    1952-1961
    Box: 6 Folder : 23 Katz, Shlomo
    1954
    Box: 6 Folder : 24 Kennedy, John F.
    1963
    Box: 6 Folder : 25 Knox, Israel
    1980
    Box: 6 Folder : 26 Koirala, B. P.
    1977-1978
    Box: 6 Folder : 27 Labor Aid Project
    undated , 1943-1954
    Box: 6 Folder : 29 Labor Aid Project
    1959-1961
    Box: 6 Folder : 30 Labor Aid Project
    1962-1963
    Box: 6 Folder : 31 Labor Aid Project
    1964-1967
    Box: 6 Folder : 32 Labor Aid Project
    1968-1975
    Box: 6 Folder : 33 Labor Aid Project: Ledgers
    1958-1963
    Box: 6 Folder : 34 Labor Aid Project: Ledgers
    1963-1969
    Box: 6 Folder : 35 Labor League for Human Rights
    undated , 1943 , 1945
    Box: 6 Folder : 36 Laidler, Harry
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 37 Lande, Leo
    undated , 1971-1973
    Box: 6 Folder : 38 Landis, Joseph
    1962
    Box: 6 Folder : 39 Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
    1963-1980
    Box: 6 Folder : 40 League for Human Rights, Freedom & Democracy
    undated
    Box: 6 Folder : 41 League for Industrial Democracy
    undated , 1954-1983
    Box: 6 Folder : 42 Leokum, Arkady: "The Outsider" (Novel, typescript) (I)
    1946
    Box: 6 Folder : 43 Leokum, Arkady: "The Outsider" (Novel, typescript) (II)
    1946
    Box: 7 Folder : 1 Levin, Mark
    1955
    Box: 7 Folder : 2 Levitas, S. M.
    1961
    Box: 7 Folder : 3 Liberal Party
    1947 , 1956
    Box: 7 Folder : 4 Lie, Haakon
    1969
    Box: 7 Folder : 5 London, Meyer
    1982
    Box: 7 Folder : 6 Los Angeles
    1953
    Box: 7 Folder : 7 Lurie, Walter A.
    1968
    Box: 7 Folder : 8 MacIver Report
    1951
    Box: 7 Folder : 9 Kalkin, Yaakov
    1965-1966
    Box: 7 Folder : 10 March on Washington
    1963
    Box: 7 Folder : 11 Marisha [Bronislawa Feinmesser-Warman]
    1968
    Box: 7 Folder : 12 Meany, George
    1977 , 1979 , 1982
    Box: 7 Folder : 13 Meed, Vladka (Book)
    1972-1973
    Box: 7 Folder : 14 Memorial Committee for the Six Million
    1969
    Box: 7 Folder : 15 Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
    undated , 1966-1969
    Box: 7 Folder : 16 Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
    1970
    Box: 7 Folder : 17 Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
    1972-1973
    Box: 7 Folder : 18 Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
    1974-1977
    Box: 7 Folder : 19 Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
    1978-1982
    Box: 7 Folder : 20 Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
    1982-1983
    Box: 7 Folder : 21 Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture: Summary of Institutional Grants
    1965-1979
    Box: 7 Folder : 22 Memorial Services: Programs, etc.
    undated , 1967-1977
    Box: 7 Folder : 23 Menshevik History Project
    1956 , 1961
    Box: 7 Folder : 24 Mensheviks
    undated , 1945-1981
    Box: 7 Folder : 25 Mexico
    1930-1966
    Box: 7 Folder : 26 Middle East
    1956-1982
    Box: 7 Folder : 27 Mikhoels the Wise (Play)
    1982
    Box: 7 Folder : 28 Minkoff, Eli C.
    1964 , 1968
    Box: 7 Folder : 29 Minkoff, Isaiah: Biographical Information
    undated , 1942-1983
    Box: 7 Folder : 30 Minkoff, Isaiah: Condolences (I)
    1983
    Box: 7 Folder : 31 Minkoff, Isaiah: Condolences (II)
    1983
    Box: 7 Folder : 32 Minkoff, Isaiah: Condolences (III)
    1983-1984
    Box: 7 Folder : 33 Minkoff, Isaiah: Writings
    undated , 1951-1964
    Box: 7 Folder : 34 Minkoff, Nochum
    1954-1973
    Box: 7 Folder : 35 Minkoff, Olga and Moses
    undated , 1958
    Box: 7 Folder : 36 Minkoff, Paul
    undated , 1958 , 1972
    Box: 7 Folder : 37 Minnesota
    1965
    Box: 7 Folder : 38 Monde Publishers
    1957
    Box: 7 Folder : 39 Muravchik, Emanuel
    undated , 1960
    Box: 7 Folder : 40 National Committee for Rural Schools
    1957
    Box: 7 Folder : 41 National Community Relations Advisory Council (NCRAC)
    undated , 1944 , 1946
    Box: 7 Folder : 42 NCRAC
    1947-1949
    Box: 8 Folder : 1 NCRAC
    1950-1952
    Box: 8 Folder : 2 NCRAC
    1953
    Box: 8 Folder : 3 NCRAC
    1954-1955
    Box: 8 Folder : 4 NCRAC
    1956
    Box: 8 Folder : 5 NCRAC
    1957
    Box: 8 Folder : 6 NCRAC
    1959
    Box: 8 Folder : 7 NCRAC
    1960-1961
    Box: 8 Folder : 8 NCRAC
    1962-1963
    Box: 8 Folder : 9 NCRAC
    1964-1965
    Box: 8 Folder : 10 NCRAC (I)
    1966
    Box: 8 Folder : 11 NCRAC (II)
    1966
    Box: 8 Folder : 12 NCRAC
    1967
    Box: 8 Folder : 13 NCRAC
    1968
    Box: 8 Folder : 14 NCRAC
    1969
    Box: 8 Folder : 15 NCRAC
    1970-1971
    Box: 8 Folder : 16 NCRAC
    1972-1973
    Box: 8 Folder : 17 NCRAC
    1974
    Box: 8 Folder : 18 NCRAC
    1975
    Box: 9 Folder : 1 NCRAC
    1976
    Box: 9 Folder : 2 NCRAC
    1977
    Box: 9 Folder : 3 NCRAC
    1978
    Box: 9 Folder : 4 NCRAC
    1979
    Box: 9 Folder : 5 NCRAC
    1980
    Box: 9 Folder : 6 NCRAC
    1981
    Box: 9 Folder : 7 NCRAC
    1982
    Box: 9 Folder : 8 NCRAC
    1983
    Box: 9 Folder : 9 NCRAC
    1984
    Box: 9 Folder : 10 NCRAC: Atran Grant
    1980-1981
    Box: 9 Folder : 11 NCRAC: Humorous Play
    undated
    Box: 9 Folder : 12 NCRAC: 20th Universary
    1964
    Box: 9 Folder : 13 National Conference of Jewish Communal Service
    undated , 1962 , 1964
    Box: 9 Folder : 14 National Conference on Human Rights
    undated
    Box: 9 Folder : 15 National Foundation for Jewish Culture: The Joint Cultural Appeal
    1982
    Box: 9 Folder : 16 National Jewish Welfare Board
    1962-1965
    Box: 9 Folder : 17 National Sharecropper Fund
    1957
    Box: 9 Folder : 18 National Yiddish Book Center
    1980-1984
    Box: 9 Folder : 19 New Left
    1969
    Box: 9 Folder : 20 New republic: Symposium on European Jews
    1943
    Box: 9 Folder : 21 Nicolaevsky, Boris
    undated , 1966
    Box: 9 Folder : 22 Notes on Documents
    1966
    Box: 9 Folder : 23 Odessa: Fraternal Organizations
    undated
    Box: 9 Folder : 24 Olympics
    1973 , 1980
    Box: 9 Folder : 25 Parochial Schools
    1966-1967 , 1969
    Box: 9 Folder : 26 Parodies: NCRAC Meeting; Eisenhower; etc.
    undated
    Box: 9 Folder : 27 Partisans of Vilna
    1982-1983
    Box: 9 Folder : 28 Pat, Jacob
    1966-1967
    Box: 9 Folder : 29 Patt, Emanuel
    undated , 1942 , 1971
    Box: 9 Folder : 30 Pension
    undated , 1970
    Box: 9 Folder : 31 People's Educational Camp Society
    1955
    Box: 9 Folder : 32 Petal Papers
    1957
    Box: 9 Folder : 33 Poland
    undated , 1981
    Box: 9 Folder : 34 Progresso, Il (Anti-Semitism)
    1974
    Box: 9 Folder : 35 Randolph, A. Philip
    1969
    Box: 9 Folder : 36 Republican Party
    1969
    Box: 9 Folder : 37 Reparations
    1952
    Box: 9 Folder : 38 Rescue Lists (JLC) for Anniversary
    1977
    Box: 9 Folder : 39 Retirements
    1974
    Box: 9 Folder : 40 Retirement (I)
    1975
    Box: 9 Folder : 41 Retirement (II)
    1975
    Box: 9 Folder : 42 Retirement (III)
    1975
    Box: 9 Folder : 43 Retirement (IV)
    1975
    Box: 10 Folder : 1 Reunion of Old Timers
    1950
    Box: 10 Folder : 2 Reuther, Walter
    1949
    Box: 10 Folder : 3 Right-Wing Groups
    1961 , 1966
    Box: 10 Folder : 4 Rockwell, George Lincoln
    1962
    Box: 10 Folder : 5 Rosenblatt, Sarah
    undated
    Box: 10 Folder : 6 Rustin, Bayard
    undated , 1966-1975
    Box: 10 Folder : 7 San Francisco: Socialist Party
    1928
    Box: 10 Folder : 8 Sapir, Boris
    undated , 1961-1977
    Box: 10 Folder : 9 Scherer, Emanuel
    undated , 1977
    Box: 10 Folder : 10 Sherman, B.
    1952
    Box: 10 Folder : 11 Schrager, F.
    undated
    Box: 10 Folder : 12 Schwartz, Soloman
    1973
    Box: 10 Folder : 13 Shub, D.: Book Committee
    1966
    Box: 10 Folder : 14 Shuster, George
    1950
    Box: 10 Folder : 15 Slesin, Shulamith (from Vilna)
    undated
    Box: 10 Folder : 16 Smith, Gerald L. K.
    1953
    Box: 10 Folder : 17 Socialist Courier
    1945-1973
    Box: 10 Folder : 18 Socialist Courier: Finances
    1963
    Box: 10 Folder : 19 Socialist Courier: Finances
    1964
    Box: 10 Folder : 20 Socialist Courier: Finances
    1965
    Box: 10 Folder : 21 Socialist Courier: Finances
    1966
    Box: 10 Folder : 22 Socialist Courier: Finances
    1967
    Box: 10 Folder : 23 Socialist Courier: Finances
    1968
    Box: 10 Folder : 24 Socialist Courier: Finances
    1969
    Box: 10 Folder : 25 Socialist Courier: Finances
    1970
    Box: 10 Folder : 26 Socialist Courier: Finances
    1971-1975
    Box: 10 Folder : 27 Social Democratic Federation
    1940 , 1952-1953
    Box: 10 Folder : 28 Social Democrats USA
    undated , 1975 , 1978
    Box: 10 Folder : 29 Social Democratic Youth
    undated
    Box: 10 Folder : 30 Solzhenitsyn, Alexander
    1973
    Box: 10 Folder : 31 Souvarine, Boris
    1965
    Box: 10 Folder : 32 Soviet Jewry
    undated , 1953-1961
    Box: 10 Folder : 34 Soviet Jewry
    1965
    Box: 10 Folder : 35 Soviet Jewry
    1966
    Box: 10 Folder : 36 Soviet Jewry
    1967-1973
    Box: 10 Folder : 37 Soviet Jewry
    1974-1976
    Box: 10 Folder : 38 Soviet Jewry
    1977
    Box: 10 Folder : 39 Soviet Jewry
    1978-1979
    Box: 10 Folder : 40 Soviet Jewry
    1980-1983
    Box: 10 Folder : 41 Soviet Union
    undated , 1934
    Box: 10 Folder : 42 Speigler, Red
    undated
    Box: 10 Folder : 43 Stalin, Josef
    undated
    Box: 10 Folder : 44 Stevens Boycott
    1978-1980
    Box: 10 Folder : 45 Strunsky, Sheba
    undated
    Box: 10 Folder : 46 Students for a Democratic Society: Port Huron Statement
    1962-1964
    Box: 10 Folder : 47 Synagogue Council of America
    1962-1981
    Box: 11 Folder : 1 Tabachinsky, Benjamin
    undated , 1963-1968
    Box: 11 Folder : 2 Temple Israel, NYC
    1965
    Box: 11 Folder : 3 Temple Sinai
    1969
    Box: 11 Folder : 4 Tenenbaum, Joseph
    undated , 1953
    Box: 11 Folder : 5 Tercentenary of American Jewry
    1953-1954
    Box: 11 Folder : 6 Theater and Music
    undated , 1944-1982
    Box: 11 Folder : 7 Thomas, Norman
    1954 , 1964
    Box: 11 Folder : 8 Training Bureau for Jewish Communal Service
    1948
    Box: 11 Folder : 9 Travel
    1965
    Box: 11 Folder : 10 Travel Memorabilia
    undated , 1965 , 1969
    Box: 11 Folder : 11 Tseretelli, Iracli
    1959
    Box: 11 Folder : 12 Ukraine, Jews in (N. Grigoryev)
    1942
    Box: 11 Folder : 13 Union for Democratic Socialism
    1953-1955
    Box: 11 Folder : 14 Union of American Hebrew Congregations
    1959
    Box: 11 Folder : 15 United Federation of Teachers
    1968
    Box: 11 Folder : 16 United Jewish Appeal
    1967
    Box: 11 Folder : 17 United Nations: Zionism Resolution
    1975
    Box: 11 Folder : 18 United Service for New Americans
    undated
    Box: 11 Folder : 19 Upper Greenwood Lake: Jewish Center
    undated , 1951-1975
    Box: 11 Folder : 20 Vietnam War
    undated , 1967
    Box: 11 Folder : 21 Vilatzer, Johan: Estate
    1954-1955
    Box: 11 Folder : 22 Vladeck Memorial
    undated
    Box: 11 Folder : 23 Vorspan, Albert
    undated
    Box: 11 Folder : 24 Warsaw Ghetto
    undated , 1944-1983
    Box: 11 Folder : 25 Washington, D. C.
    1953
    Box: 11 Folder : 26 WBAI
    1969
    Box: 11 Folder : 27 WEVD
    1962-1982
    Box: 11 Folder : 28 Wester, Leon
    undated
    Box: 11 Folder : 29 Wester, Thomas
    1966
    Box: 11 Folder : 30 Will: Notes
    undated
    Box: 11 Folder : 31 Willen, Paul
    1954
    Box: 11 Folder : 32 Workers Defense League
    1965
    Box: 11 Folder : 33 Workmen's Circle
    1955-1983
    Box: 11 Folder : 34 Workmen's Circle: Education Department (Plays, Songs, etc.)
    undated , 1942-1981
    Box: 11 Folder : 35 Workmen's Circle: Festivals
    undated , 1969-1981
    Box: 11 Folder : 36 World Conference of Jewish Organizations
    1967-1968
    Box: 11 Folder : 37 World Conference of Jewish Organizations
    1972
    Box: 11 Folder : 38 World Conference of Jewish Organizations
    1973-1975
    Box: 11 Folder : 39 World Jewish Congress
    undated , 1949-1975
    Box: 11 Folder : 40 Wurzweiler School of Social Work
    1982
    Box: 11 Folder : 41 Yad Vashem
    1953
    Box: 11 Folder : 42 Yiddish Culture
    undated , 1952-1982
    Box: 11 Folder : 43 Yiddish Dictionary Committee
    1980-1981
    Box: 11 Folder : 44 Yiddish Press
    1970
    Box: 11 Folder : 45 Yiddish Writers (Soviet)
    1977
    Box: 11 Folder : 46 YIVO
    undated , 1940-1969
    Box: 11 Folder : 47 YIVO
    1970-1975
    Box: 11 Folder : 48 YIVO
    1976-1977
    Box: 11 Folder : 49 YIVO
    1978-1979
    Box: 11 Folder : 50 YIVO
    1980
    Box: 11 Folder : 51 YIVO
    1981-1983
    Box: 11 Folder : 52 YIVO: Applications
    1978-1979
    Box: 11 Folder : 53 YIVO: Autobiographies
    1965
    Box: 11 Folder : 54 YIVO Institute for Peace in the Middle East
    1977-1978
    Box: 11 Folder : 55 Zionism
    undated , 1947 , 1963
    Box: 11 Folder : 56 Zukunft
    1949-1983

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    Series III: Speeches, 1947-1981

    Arrangement

    Arranged chronologically.

    Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
    Box: 12 Folder : 1 Speeches (I)
    undated
    Box: 12 Folder : 2 Speeches (II)
    undated
    Box: 12 Folder : 3 Speeches (III)
    undated
    Box: 12 Folder : 4 Speeches
    1947
    Box: 12 Folder : 5 Speeches
    1950
    Box: 12 Folder : 6 Speeches
    1951
    Box: 12 Folder : 7 Speeches
    1952
    Box: 12 Folder : 8 Speeches
    1953
    Box: 12 Folder : 9 Speeches
    1954
    Box: 12 Folder : 10 Speeches
    1955
    Box: 12 Folder : 11 Speeches
    1956
    Box: 12 Folder : 12 Speeches
    1957
    Box: 12 Folder : 13 Speeches
    1958-1959
    Box: 12 Folder : 14 Speeches
    1960
    Box: 12 Folder : 15 Speeches
    1961
    Box: 12 Folder : 16 Speeches
    1962
    Box: 12 Folder : 17 Speeches
    1963
    Box: 12 Folder : 18 Speeches
    1964
    Box: 12 Folder : 19 Speeches
    1965
    Box: 12 Folder : 20 Speeches
    1967-1968
    Box: 12 Folder : 21 Speeches
    1969-1970
    Box: 12 Folder : 22 Speeches
    1972
    Box: 12 Folder : 23 Speeches
    1973-1974
    Box: 12 Folder : 24 Speeches
    1975
    Box: 12 Folder : 25 Speeches
    1976
    Box: 12 Folder : 26 Speeches
    1979
    Box: 12 Folder : 27 Speeches
    1981
    Box: 12 Folder : 28 Speeches by Others
    1958-1966
    Box: 12 Folder : 29 Speeches: Yiddish
    undated

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    Series IV: Photographs, 1940s-1981

    Arrangement

    Arranged alphabetically.

    Container 1 Container 2 Container 3 Title Date
    Box: A001 Folder : 1 Ephemera
    circa 1980s
    Box: A001 Folder : 2 General
    1940s
    Box: OS001 Folder : 1
    Box: A001 Folder : 3 General
    1950s
    Box: A001 Folder : 4 General
    1960s
    Box: A001 Folder : 5 General
    1970s
    Box: OS001 Folder : 2 General
    undated
    Box: A001 Folder : 6
    Box: A001 Folder : 7 Vladek, B. Charney: Funeral
    Box: A001 Folder : 8 Workmen's Circle: Festivals
    1971-1981
    Flat-file: 7 Drawer : 14 Folder : 1 Oversized Photographs
    1941, 1962

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