Photocopies of correspondence and other documents from IRO offices across Canada. Also files of personages associated with the federation and agencies (e.g. Michael Hirsch, Maxwell Goldstein, etc.).
History / Biographical
The Industrial Removal Office was an American organization which existed from 1900 to 1917, the First World War bringing about its dissolution. It was responsible for resettling Jewish immigrants in jobs, some of which were in Montreal and the Canadian West. Funded by Baron de Hirsch in collaboration with B'nai Brith, the organization helped 75,000 Jews to new homes in less congested areas that had Jewish communities.
P84/16.There is a finding aid and computer listings.This material was photocopied from originals kept at the YIVO Institute in New York.