Jewish Labour Committee publications, especially relating to the Soviet Jewry movement in the U.S. and Canada, also other labour publications, reflecting involvements and concerns of David Lewis.
David Lewis was born in Poland in 1909 and immigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1921. Member of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, and its national secretary and eventually president, from 1936-1960. First elected a Canadian Member of Parliament (for South York) in 1962. He was deputy leader of the New Democratic party (NPD) 1961-1971, Parliamentary Leader 1968-1969, and Federal Leader 1971-1974. After his electoral defeat in 1974 he taught and wrote his memoirs. He died in May 1981.
The collection was donated by Cheryl Jaffee for the National Library of Canada.
P00/04.There is a file of clippings on David Lewis in the Personalia collection.The papers include early reference to the struggles to free Soviet Jews and to educate North American Jewry about conditions in the USSR. Labour publications are also in demand at this Archives.