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Irving Gordon papers

Identifier: L1971-09

Scope and Content of the Papers

Irving Gordon papers consist primarily of correspondence, printed and scrapbook material dealing with social and business affairs of both the national and local Workmen's Circle (1960-1970). The bulk of the papers describe the collection of books and sports equipment by the Atlanta and Miami Beach branches (1960-1965) for distribution abroad by the U. S. Information Agency as part of its "People-To-People" Program. Correspondents include U.S.I.A. Director Benjamin R. Stickney and Local Workmen's Circle Chairman Harold Bauman. A brief correspondence outlines business arrangements of Gordon Opticians with trade unions (1970). Included also are correspondence, reports, minutes and budgets concerning financial and membership matters of the Jewish Labor Committee (1966-1968).


  • 1960-1970


Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Biography of Irving Gordon

Irving Gordon, Licensed optician, 1948; Chairman, Atlanta Workmen's Circle, Southern Region Workmen's Circle; member, National Board of Directors, Jewish Labor Committee, Jewish War Veterans, American Jewish Committee, the Urban League, and National Conference of Christians and Jews. Atlanta director of the United States Information Agency's "People-To-People" Program, 1960.


0.4 Linear Feet (in 1 box)

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Irving Gordon, a licensed optician, was Chairman of the Atlanta Workmen's Circle and the Southern Region Workmen's Circle, and a member of other organizations. Papers consist primarily of correspondence, printed and scrapbook material dealing with the national and local Workmen's Circle (1960-1970), and Atlanta and Miami Beach branches' involvement with the U. S. Information Agency's "People-To-People" Program (1960-1965); and limited records related to the Jewish Labor Committee and to Gordon's business.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Irving Gordon, November 9, 1971.

Separated Materials Note

Separated to the Southern Labor Archives Photograph collection

  1. Books Abroad campaign, 1961 (See L-Photographs for Access)

Processing Information

Inventoried by Robert Dinwiddie at the file level, March 2, 1972.
Irving Gordon:
A Guide to His Papers at Georgia State University Library
Georgia State University Library
March 2, 1972
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Revision Statements

  • June 2001: EAD finding aids created by Apex Data Services.
  • 2005, 2007: EAD revised by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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