Jacob Siegel papers
MSSieg66

 An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
Siegel, Jacob
Title
Jacob Siegel papers
ID
MSSieg66
Date [inclusive]
1929-1961
Extent
0.75 linear ft.
Language
English
Abstract:
Jacob Siegel served as managing editor of the Chicago edition of the Jewish Daily Forward and was active in Jewish labor organizations such as the Workmen's Circle. After the Jewish Labor Committee (JLC) formed in New York City in 1934, Jacob Siegel chaired the Chicago branch of the national organization. The Jacob Siegel Papers include correspondence, memoranda, reports, financial records, policy statements, pamphlets, clippings, published articles, press releases, newsletters, and historical information.

Preferred Citation

Jacob Siegel papers, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Biographical Sketch

Jacob Siegel served as managing editor of the Chicago edition of the Jewish Daily Forward and was active in Jewish labor organizations such as the Workmen's Circle. After the Jewish Labor Committee (JLC) formed in New York City in 1934, Jacob Siegel chaired the Chicago branch of the national organization. The JLC was active in organizing Jewish groups in opposition to fascism, assisting the victims of Nazi dominated Europe during World War II, and helping survivors after the war. The JLC advocated on behalf on democracy and later supported the Civil Rights movement in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s.

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Scope and Contents

The Jacob Siegel Papers include correspondence, memoranda, reports, financial records, policy statements, pamphlets, clippings, published articles, press releases, newsletters, and historical information. These papers are in English, Polish, Yiddish, and Hebrew and have been arranged in chronological order.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives May 2005

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

None

Acquisition Information

Jacob Siegel donated these materials to the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1966.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Siegel, Jacob -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Chicago Ethnic Groups.
  • Chicago Political and Civic Life.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Jacob Siegel Papers 

Box Folder

Correspondence, program, [In English and Hebrew script], 1929-1940 

1 1

Clippings, pamphlet, [In English and Hebrew script], 1933-1952 

1 2

Correspondence, [In English and Hebrew script], 1941-1945 

1 3

Federation of Jewish Trade Unions of Chicago - Policy statements, pamphlets, clippings, correspondence, [In English and Hebrew script], 1943-1950 

1 4

Clipping, [In English and Hebrew script], 1944-1953 

1 5

Clippings, 1945-1953 

1 6

Jewish Labor Committee - Reports, historical information, financial records, correspondence, [In English and Hebrew script], 1945-1954 

1 7

Correspondence, [In English, Polish, and Hebrew script], 1946-1947 

1 8

Newsletter, pamphlets, published articles, clippings, [In English and Hebrew script], 1946-1951 

1 9

Correspondence, [In English Hebrew script], 1947 

1 10

Correspondence, memoranda, [In English and Hebrew script], 1948 

1 11

Correspondence, programs, [In English and Hebrew script], 1949 

1 12

Correspondence, [In English and Hebrew script], 1950 

1 13

Correspondence, [In English and Hebrew script], 1951 

1 14

Press releases, published articles, [In English and Hebrew script], 1951-1955 

2 15

Correspondence, clippings, [In English and Hebrew script], 1952 

2 16

Correspondence, clippings, [In English and Hebrew script], 1953 

2 17

Correspondence, [In English and Hebrew script], 1954 

2 18

Correspondence, [In English and Hebrew script], 1955 

2 19

Correspondence, [In English and Hebrew script], 1955-1961 

2 20

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Oversized Material 

Oversize

Clippings, 1940s-1950s 

Folder 21

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