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Labor League (Brockton, Mass.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-267

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains ledger books with member names and financial records.

Dates

  • undated, 1914-1922

Language of Materials

The collection is in English and Yiddish.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for researcher use. Please contact us to request access or to make an appointment to view this collection at jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of this collection. For more information contact jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Historical Note

In the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries, Brockton, Massachusetts was an industrial center. Primarily a manufacturing hub for shoes and textiles, the city contained over 100 separate shoemaking companies by the early 1900s. During this period, Brockton’s busy industry drew many immigrants. These immigrants included Jewish artisans and laborers who formed the Labor League.

References

  1. Material from the collection.
  2. "About Brockton," City of Brockton, accessed May 22, 2015. http://www.brockton.ma.us/Community/AboutBrockton.aspx>.

Extent

0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)

Abstract

In the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries, Brockton, Massachusetts was an industrial center that drew Jewish artisans and laborers to the city. They formed an organization known as the Labor League. This collection contains ledger books with member names and financial records.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Brandeis University in 1990.

Processing Information

Processed by Kora Welsh, 2015.
Title
Guide to the Labor League (Brockton, Mass.) Records, I-267
Author
Processed by Kora Welsh
Date
2015

Repository Details

Part of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society Repository

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