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Guide to the Julius Bernstein Papers
||Bernstein, Julius, 1919-
||Julius Bernstein Papers
||Julius Bernstein (1919-1977) served for more than twenty-five years as a field representative
of the Jewish Labor Committee based in Boston, but with responsibility for all of
New England. A tireless advocate of civil rights, he served on the Massachusetts Advisory
Committee of the U.S. Commission on Human Rights and was appointed as a labor representative
to the Boston Housing Authority (which he later served as Chairman) in 1968. An active
member of the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee and the Socialist Party, Bernstein
was also a member or officer of the Workmen's Circle, the American Veterans Committee,
the Massachusetts Civil Liberties Union and many community-based organizations. The
collection includes correspondence, reports, flyers, photographs, and clippings reflecting
the range of Bernstein's interests and political involvements. Also included are four
banners, and a variety of pennants and insignia. Of note are rare materials documenting
housing, school desegregation and other political struggles in Boston.
||52.0 linear feet in 45 record cartons, 6 flat boxes, 5 oversize folders in shared boxes, and 1 oversize
flat file folder.
|Language of Materials note:
||Materials are in English and Yiddish.