Manual of the International Workers Order
- Manual of the International Workers Order
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Black Jewish Relations
Conferences, Conventions, Meetings
Exhibit and Collection Highlights
Popular Front Years
IWO and JPFO Affiliated Publications and Publishing
- International Workers Order Executive Committee
- New York, New York, United States
- Address (Creator):
- 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
- International Workers Order
- Work Type:
- organization files
manuals (instructional materials)
rules (instructional materials)
political ideologies and attitudes
IWO JPFO Organizational History
IWO JPFO- Reports, Meetings, and Conferences, IWO Finances
Membership- Benefits, Insurance, Health, Cemetery, Political Issues
Fraternal Orders- Lodges, Activities
Culture Front- Publishing
- 64 pages. Authorship attributed to "The National Executive Committee". Small-sized booklet for members. 1936 “Manual of the International Workers Order” uses the same small form factor as a shul constitution or union member book and lists regulations filed in New York State with much the same wording. Inside back cover has graphic of how the committee and lodge structure are set up for the National Language Conventions and Executive Committe. All insurance rules and rates and benefits options are listed in the booklet which shows a typical lodge organization (including options for insignias) whose oaths are "worker" oriented. However being a worker explicitly is not made into a membership requirement. Also contains rules as to how to run bi-monthly meetings, take minutes, keep financial records, and report to the national structure.
- The Declaration of Principles adopted at the Third National Convention (1935) has pencilled markups.
- The Jewish People’s Fraternal Order was the largest ‘national’ section of the International Workers Order (IWO) which focused on cultural awareness and celebration, mutual support especially in health insurance coverage, and anti-fascist activities. The IWO also gave particular emphasis to supporting the rights and interests of African Americans. Documents include language and representations which comprise the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that Cornell University or its staff endorse or approve of negative representations or stereotypes presented.
- Cite As:
- International Workers Order (IWO) Records #5276. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.
- Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University
- Archival Collection:
- International Workers Order (IWO) Records, 1915-2002 (KCL05276)
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