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Guide to the Jacob Pat Papers WAG.127

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Jessica Weglein and Anton Weiss-Wendt, 1998

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on July 07, 2015
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Maggie Schreiner for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description and to reflect the incorporation of nonprint materials in Dec 2013. Further edited by Heather Mulliner to reflect updated administrative information.  , Jul 2015

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pat, Jacob, 1890-1966.
Title: Jacob Pat Papers
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1930-1978
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1944-1960
Abstract: Jacob Pat was a journalist, writer and activist born in Bialystok, Russian Empire, in 1890. He served as the General Secretary of the Jewish Labor Bund's Central Association of Yiddish Schools in Warsaw, Poland in the years preceding World War II. A fund-raising trip in the fall of 1938 brought Jacob Pat to the United States where he was compelled to remain due to the war. He then devoted his efforts to anti-Nazi activity and rescue work and became the Executive Secretary of the Jewish Labor Comittee, a position he held until his retirement in 1963. He also served as a member of the Delegation of the Jewish Labor Bund to the U.S., and as a chairman of the Congress of Jewish Culture. These papers include correspondence, essays, writings, and photographs, in particular material pertaining to Pat's work with the Jewish Labor Committee.
Quantity: 2.5 linear feet in 2 record cartons, 1 manuscript box and 1 oversize folder.
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English, Yiddish and Hebrew.
Call Phrase: WAG.127