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Guide to the Julius Bernstein Papers WAG.116

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 Jessica Weglein and Gail Malmgreen, 2001; 2003; 2007

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on February 05, 2016
Finding aid is written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Unprocessed materials inventoried by Daniel Michelson (2010); Edited by Maggie Schreiner for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description and to reflect the incorporation of nonprint materials in Jan 2014. Edited by Heather Mulliner to reflect updated administrative information  , Jun 2015

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bernstein, Julius, 1919-
Title: Julius Bernstein Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1920-1984
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1950-1977
Abstract: 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.
Quantity: 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.
Call Phrase: WAG.116