Abraham Feinglass papers

Descriptive Summary

Abraham Feinglass papers
Feinglass, Abraham,1910-1981
Feinglass, Bessie Chalfen
Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America -- Fur and Leather Dept., International Fur and Leather Workers Union of the United States and Canada, International Fur Workers Union of the United States and Canada, United States.Federal Bureau of Investigation
16.75 linear ft. (35 boxes)
Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

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Preferred Citation

A common citation for archives is as follows: Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Collection title, ID number, Repository name, location.

Custodial History

Gift of Bessie Feinglass (M1982.0060) and of the Joint Board of Fur, Luggage & Industrial Workers (M1985.0007).

Scope and Content

Correspondence, speeches, articles, memoranda, reports, reference materials, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation file spanning four decades on Feinglass's alleged left-wing activities, and bound vols. of periodicals Fur Worker and Fur and Leather Worker, issued by International Fur Workers Union of the United States and Canada and its successor International Fur and Leather Workers Union of the United States and Canada. Topics include human rights, civil rights, disarmament, trade unionism Israel & Histradut, Latin America, communism, world peace, the organized labor movement in the U.S. and Israel, and Chicago Commission of Inquiry Into the Status of Human Rights in Chile. Includes a few personal papers of his wife, Bessie Chalfen Feinglass, who was also involved in the advocacy of civil rights and world peace.

Descriptive inventory available online; does not include addition to the collection.

Related Material

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center include the Abraham Feinglass collection of visual materials (1985.0471).

Indexed Terms


NUCMC MS 92-798731.

Added Entry–Uniform Title

Fur and Leather Worker (Periodical)

Added Entry–Uniform Title

Fur Worker (Periodical)