June Gordon to Marceau Vilner with English Language Draft, October 1949 (correspondence)
- Title (English):
- June Gordon to Marceau Vilner with English Language Draft, October 1949 (correspondence)
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Women's Work
- Gordon, June, 1901-1967
- גאָרדאָן, דזשון
- Vilner, Marceau (Vilner-Fanstein)
- Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order of the I.W.O. (U.S.). Emma Lazarus Division
- Paris, Ville de Paris, Département de, Île-de-France, France
- ID Number:
- File Name:
- Address (recipient):
- Union des juifs pour la résistance et l'entraide,14 Rue de Paradis, Paris, France
- Address (creator):
- 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
- Ruthie, think you can find time to translate this for a poor deaf and dumb gal (I mean deaf and dumb in Yiddish only of course)?
- Work Type:
- manuscripts (document genre)
political ideologies and attitudes
- Postwar Reconstruction and Relief Work- France, Children
Pedagogy- other Education
Women [Women's clubs, organizing, Emma Lazarus Division], Political
- Translated Summary: Letter from June Gordon (Emma Lazarus Division) to M. Vilner in Paris on urgent need for orphan certificates, and an English version as well. Atop the English draft of the letter is a penciled note in English, "Ruthie, think you can find time to translate this for a poor deaf and dumb gal (I mean deaf and dumb in Yiddish only of course)? June." Among other things, Gordon asks for prompt responses to the U.S. campaign to adopt Andrésy orphans. The handwritten comment also shows English-Yiddish language barriers within the Jewish organization by the late 40s.
- 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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