Ossip Walinsky papers

Ossip Walinsky was born Joseph Melechinsky in Grodno, Lithuania in a Orthodox Jewish family. Following an arrest for anti-government activities in 1904, he escaped to Germany and then settled in London. In 1912 he immigrated to the United States and settled in New York City, where he became active...

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Main Author: Walinsky, Ossip (Creator)
Collection:Ossip Walinsky Papers
Collection Number:MSS039
Format: Manuscript
Language:Yiddish
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245 1 |a Ossip Walinsky papers  |f 1916-1973 
300 |a 4.7 Linear feet  |f 4.7 linear feet, 9 boxes 
520 |a Ossip Walinsky was born Joseph Melechinsky in Grodno, Lithuania in a Orthodox Jewish family. Following an arrest for anti-government activities in 1904, he escaped to Germany and then settled in London. In 1912 he immigrated to the United States and settled in New York City, where he became active as a labor organizer. In 1918 he became a manager of the Pocketbook Workers Union, New York, and remained with them until elected president of the International Leather Goods, Handbag, Belt, and Novelty Workers Union in 1951. Walinsky was also a prolific writer and was active in Jewish, Zionist and humanitarian organizations. The collection contains biographical material, correspondence and organizational records from the Pocketbook Workers Union and the International Leather Goods, Handbag, Belt, and Novelty Workers Union, and records from several Jewish organizations. Also included are clippings related to Jewish organizations. 
541 1 |a Gift of Walinska, 19 July 1977. 
555 |a Finding Aid Available Online:  
650 0 |a American Cancer Society. 
650 0 |a International Leather Goods, Handbag, Belt, and Novelty Workers Union. 
650 0 |a Labor Zionism--United States. 
650 0 |a Leather workers--Labor unions. 
650 0 |a National Committee for Labor Israel. 
650 0 |a Yiddish poetry--United States. 
852 |a The Historical Society of Pennsylvania  |b Ossip Walinsky Papers  |c MSS039 
856 4 2 |y Link to finding aid  |u http://www2.hsp.org/collections/Balch%20manuscript_guide/html/walinsky.html