Finding aid for the Workmen's Circle of Cleveland Records


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: previous hit Workmen's Circle next hit of Cleveland
Title: previous hit Workmen's Circle next hit of Cleveland Records
Dates: 1921-1982
Dates: 1971-1982
Extent: 0.40 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: The previous hit Workmen's Circle next hit (Arbeter Ring) is a fraternal organization designed to perpetuate Yiddish language and culture, seek social reform, and provide support and protection for immigrants. The first Cleveland, Ohio, branch, No. 79, was organized in 1904. The Cleveland branch provides insurance, operates a cemetery, teaches Yiddish classes, and has supported such issues as unionizing the Cleveland garment industry, child labor laws, social security, civil rights, and fighting Soviet anti-semitism. In 1975, there were six branches in Cleveland, with a school, the previous hit Workmen's Circle next hit Educational Center, located on South Green Road. The collection consists of minutes, notes and related material of the Great Lakes Regional Board, minutes of the National Executive Board, correspondence, reports of the Ohio District Conference, 1978, and the national convention, 1980, receipt book, newsletters of Cleveland branches and the Great Lakes Region, programs, invitations, branch leader manuals, photocopies of scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and miscellany.
MS Number MS 4026
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English and Yiddish