- Organizer Subsidies
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Black Jewish Relations
Conferences, Conventions, Meetings
Popular Front Years
- New York, New York, United States
- Address (Creator):
- 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
- International Workers Order
- Work Type:
political ideologies and attitudes
- IWO JPFO Organizational History
Fraternal Orders- Lodges, Activities
Membership- Benefits, Insurance
IWO JPFO- Reports, Meetings, and Conferences
- 5 pages. Part of a folder that has reports with internal documents with heavy markups and edits concerning lodges in 1938-39 and what needs to be done to improve them organizationally and politically. Mainly concerned with the different "national" or "language" section organizers that are hired for IWO membership campaign and having them report directly to new State districts. Pages 4-5 are entirely crossed out; they list the current National Section organizers [Jewish, Negro, Polish, etc.], hours and the planned reorganization of their time. Proposes to organize more outside of New York and focus on English speaking lodges as opposed to National Sections. Apparently written in anticipation of the 1940 Convention. Most probably written by Max Bedacht or Herbert Benjamin.
- One of a series of documents proposing a reorganization
- 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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