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Jewish Labour Committee Fonds

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Collection
Jewish Labour Committee Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.9 m of textual records
Fonds No.
1023
Scope and Content
This fond consists mainly of working documents such as correspondence and financial papers, predominantly from the late 1940s to the 1970s. The documents deals with the advocacy activities of the JLC such as bringing refugees over to Montreal and later raising money to aid Pakistani refugees. Hig…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Labour Committee Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.9 m of textual records
Scope and Content
This fond consists mainly of working documents such as correspondence and financial papers, predominantly from the late 1940s to the 1970s. The documents deals with the advocacy activities of the JLC such as bringing refugees over to Montreal and later raising money to aid Pakistani refugees. Highlights of the fonds include correspondence between David Lewis, then secretary of the CCF, his father Moishe Lewis, and Kalman Kaplansky, both labour leaders in Montreal’s Workmen’s Circle and JLC.
Fonds No.
1023
Storage Location
JPL
History Biographical
In 1934, leaders in the International Ladies Garment Workers’ Union, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, the Workmen’s Circle, the Jewish Daily Forward Association, the Jewish Socialist Verband and others gathered in New York’s lower east side to form the Jewish Labor Committee. The formation of the JLC was in response to the ever-growing threat of fascism in Europe. The group publicly campaigned to raise awareness of the plight of European Jewry, raised funds for partisan fighters, brought over thousands of political and cultural leaders – both Jews and non-Jews, and immediately after the war assisted in relief efforts and provided support in bringing over refugees. Jewish Labour Committees both in the United States and Canada extended their wartime work in the 1950s by campaigning against discrimination among workers as well as human rights activism on a global scale. In Montreal, the Jewish Labour Committee actively participated in pressuring the government to adopt human rights legislation at the provincial level. In 1947, the Canadian government selected two members of the JLC, Bernard Shane and Maurice Silcoff, to travel to Europe to select skilled immigrants as refugees. Both men were temporarily named colonels of the Canadian army so that they could travel more easily across war ravaged Europe. The task of bringing over skilled garment workers to Canada was no mean feat but the efforts had far reaching implications since workers were then able to bring over family members. The Jewish Labor Committee of Canada Bulletin for 1975, on reporting the death of Bernard Shane, placed the number of families brought to Canada through the work of the JLC at over 2,000.
Language
English
Yiddish
French
Access Restriction
Some material restricted due to privacy.
Related Material
Workmen's Circle Fonds
CCF Fonds (Small Collections)
Lea Roback Fonds
Accession No.
00-078
Subjects
Labour
Labour and labouring classes
Labour leaders
Labour movement
Displaced persons
Refugee camps.
Tailors
Jewish Labour Committee (Montreal, Quebec)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Financial statements

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn69005
Collection
Jewish Labour Committee Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Fonds No.
1023; 00013
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Labour Committee Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Fonds No.
1023
File No.
00013
Storage Location
7-3C
Ctn.001
Language
English
Subjects
Jewish Labour Committee (Montreal, Quebec)
Labour
Labour and labouring classes
Labour leaders
Labour movement
Human rights
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Correspondence (Kalman and Lewis re: immigration/displaced person)

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn69041
Collection
Jewish Labour Committee Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Fonds No.
1023; 00049
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Labour Committee Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Fonds No.
1023
File No.
00049
Storage Location
7-3C
Ctn.002
Language
English
Access Restriction
Restricted. Contact the JPL Archives for more information.
Subjects
Jewish Labour Committee (Montreal, Quebec)
Labour
Labour and labouring classes
Labour leaders
Labour movement
Human rights
KAPLANSKY, Kalman
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Financial Statements, Joint Advisory Labour Committee

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn69066
Collection
Jewish Labour Committee Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Fonds No.
1023; 00074
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Labour Committee Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Fonds No.
1023
File No.
00074
Storage Location
7-3C
Ctn.002
Language
English
Subjects
Jewish Labour Committee (Montreal, Quebec)
Labour
Labour and labouring classes
Labour leaders
Labour movement
Human rights
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Joint Advisory Committee recompilation of cheques

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn69067
Collection
Jewish Labour Committee Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Fonds No.
1023; 00075
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jewish Labour Committee Fonds
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Fonds No.
1023
File No.
00075
Storage Location
7-3C
Ctn.003
Language
English
Subjects
Jewish Labour Committee (Montreal, Quebec)
Labour
Labour and labouring classes
Labour leaders
Labour movement
Human rights
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
Less detail
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