Wojciech Haracz to Polonia Society about Announcement of "I am an American" Day, April 1945
- Title (English):
- Wojciech Haracz to Polonia Society about Announcement of "I am an American" Day, April 1945
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Haracz, Wojciech
- Polonia Society Lodges
- Polonia Society; International Workers Order (IWO)
- New York, New York, United States
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political ideologies and attitudes
Postwar Order and Social Contract
Fraternal Orders- Lodges, Activities
World War II Homefront
- Letter to all Polonia Society chapters urging them to celebrate "I am An American Day" on May 20, 1945; members encouraged to reflect on founding democratic principles, form groups to help those still seeking U.S. citizenship, and purchase war bonds. 1. Participate in the celebrations prepared by the civil authorities in every city. 2. Have a discussion regarding "What does I am an American mean today" at meetings during the month of May. 3. During this same meeting, elect a special committee that will have the duty of working with the non citizen members to help them get citizenship. 4. During the Month of May draw upon the Seventh Campaign for War Debt. 5. Prepare the materials "I am an American", "Thoughts of an American", "Complete Equality" and "The San Francisco Conference." Each lodge was given a pre-printed postcard to mail showing that they had participated, taken the pledge and mailied it to President Truman.
- 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.
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- 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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