Plan for Cultural Work in the English Speaking Lodges
- Title (English):
- Plan for Cultural Work in the English Speaking Lodges
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Culture Front
- Goldberg, Itshe (Itche)
- Milgrom, Sam (Shimson)
- Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order of the I.W.O. (U.S.)
- New York, New York, United States
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- File Name:
- Address (recipient):
- 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
- Address (creator):
- 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
- Work Type:
- historical figures
- Postwar Jewish Culture- U.S.
Israel, Palestine, Zionism
Culture Front- Publishing, Literature, Music, Drama, Performance, Translation, Yiddish
Fraternal Orders- Lodges, Activities
- Translated Summary: Itche Goldberg Plan for cultural work, first draft. "a. Utilize programs that we have on the Jewish holidays. and b. Add programs on American/Jewish historical events (such as Labor Day; Fourth of July; Washington-Lincoln; May 1st; c. Evenings on Jewish Culture (the 30th anniversary of Sholem Aleichem's death etc.) Note. All the above to be carried out by the lodges on the basis of programs we prepare." Proposes to publish in English: Sholem Asch, Sholem Aleichem, Y. L. Peretz as well as literature on American Jewish historical contributions and a songbook by Ruth Rubin. Also proposes a bowling league in larger cities and a pamphlet about the JPFO (Ordn).
- Shimshon (Samson, Sam) Milgrom was the IWO's long-time General Organizing Director; by 1950 he faced a denaturalization and deportation order since he was born in Minsk.
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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