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Guide to the Sorotick Family Photographs and Papers
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Collection processed by Joseph Ditta

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Container 1     Title Date
Folder: 1 WWII: photographs (52) (dated)

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Locations include England, France (Cherbourg, "Omaha Beach," Mortain), Belgium, Holland, Germany (Cologne, Nuremberg), and Monaco.

1944 May-1945 August
Folder: 2 WWII: photographs (56 + 4 slides) (undated)

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Locations include England, France (Marseille, Reims, "Camp Chicago"), Germany (Roosevelt Rhine River Bridge), Holland, and the United States (Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia).

Folder: 3 WWII: ephemera

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A letter from Irving Sorotick to his wife, Pearl, dated Paris, 20 September 1944, on stationery printed with photographs of Parisian landmarks. With two undated postcards of Chartres and Cherbourg.

1944, undated
Folder: 4 WWII: newspaper | New York Herald Tribune

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Front page of the European edition of the New York Herald Tribune, published at Paris, with the headline "Russians in 18-Mile Breakthrough Reach Shores of Gulf of Danzig; 7th Army Halts Germans in Alsace."

1945 January 27
Folder: 5 JFK: scrapbook

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In October 1962, Marsha Sorotick (donor of the collection) was a sophomore at Martin Van Buren High School in Queens, New York. For an American History class, she was assigned to create this scrapbook of President Kennedy's activities during one week. It turned out to be the period of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Sorotick got a A+.

1962 October-November
Folder: 6 JFK: newspaper | New York World-Telegram and the Sun

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Too brittle for use.

1963 November 22
Folder: 7 JFK: photographs (5)

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In June 1964, Marsha Sorotick (donor of the collection) visited and photographed a display of JFK memorabilia at the IBM Building (590 Madison Avenue, Manhattan). The exhibition traveled to twenty-three cities to raise funds for the construction of the JFK Presidential Library in Boston.

1964 June
Folder: 8 JFK: souvenir journal

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The President Nobody Knew, vol. 1, no. 1, the Remember November Issue.

Folder: 9 Political campaign pins (7)

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Folder: 10 Newsstand photograph

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This photograph was taken by the donor, Marsha Sorotick, in the autumn of 1968. According to information she supplied by letter (5 September 2018), "it shows the corner of E. 23rd St. and Park Ave. South. It looked very much the same until about 2-3 years ago when a sidewalk elevator leading down into the subway was constructed and, alas, the newsstand wasn't returned. The 'Time' magazine cover [visible in the photograph] is of the events in Prague. I believe at the time I worked nearby at the NYPD Academy library."