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Guide to the Camp Kinderland Records TAM.439

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Alexander Bloom and Michael Beebe, 2009.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 09, 2020
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Series VIII added by Heather Mulliner. Glass Plate Negatives described by Nicole Greenhouse. Record updated by Rachel Searcy to reflect 2017 accretion. Updated by Kelly Haydon to state some audiovisual materials have been digitized and are accessible to patrons.  20132014 , January 2018 , January 2020

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Camp "Kinderland" (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.)
Source - dnr: Falk, Huey
Source - dnr: Itzkowitz, Fay
Title: Camp Kinderland Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1924-2014
Abstract: Camp Kinderland was founded on Sylvan Lake in Hopewell Junction, NY in 1923 by members of the Workmen's Circle who worked in the organization's New York City schools. The camp's founders sought to create a summer youth camp that would not only provide a recreational escape for the children of working people from the tenements of New York City, but also one whose culture would encourage and foster a commitment to socially progressive activism and the embracing of a rich Jewish secular tradition. The camp's founders, including some activists in the Communist Party, were associated with the left wing of the Workermen's Circle. From 1930 the Camp operated under the auspices of a branch of the International Workers order. In the 1950s, under the pressure of New York State "anti-subversive" investigations, it was incorporated independently. The collection contains administrative records (including legal and financial records, property and maintenance files, registration and membership records), files relating to Camp Kinderland's cultural programs both in and out of season, publicity materials, oral histories, and photographic and audiovisual materials.
Quantity: 30.75 Linear Feet in 27 record cartons, 2 oversize flat boxes, 1 manuscript box, and 1 half manuscript box
Quantity: 1 websites
Language: .
Call Phrase: TAM.439