Historical Note

Scope and Content

General Notes

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Acquisition Info

Inventory   [ + ]

Subject Terms


Preliminary Guide to the Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring Branch No. 304 Records
1925-1971



Manuscript Collection No.: 1859
Accession No.: 1859-001
Creator: Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring. Branch No. 304 (Seattle, Wash.) , creator
Title: Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring Branch No. 304 records
Date Span: 1925-1971
Quantity: 8.00 cubic feet
Languages: Collection materials are in English and Yiddish.




Historical Note

The Workmen's Circle (Der Arbeter Ring) was founded in the 1890s to serve as a mutual benefit society and a cultural-social organization for members of the Jewish working class. In 1900, it was reorganized as a fraternal insurance company and eventually grew to include 700 branches with a total membership of 70,000. This collection is from the estate of Ben Stein who was respectively secretary, financial secretary, and president, 1930s-1950s, of Branch #304 of the Workmen's Circle.

Scope and Content

Biographical and historical data and correspondence (1925-1971), financial records (1909-1969), tax records (1943-1961), minutes (1941-1968), membership lists (1909-1960), insurance records, bulletins, and an unidentified diary (1925-1971).

Some records in Yiddish.

General Notes

Forms part of Washington State Jewish Archives

Restrictions on Access

Access restricted: For terms of access,contact Special Collections.

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info

Donated by Ben Stein, 3/16/72.


Inventory

  
Records
Charters of Workmen's Circle Branches 304 and 304B
Ben Stein Personal Papers - Record Books of Stein and Ketzlach Insurance Co.
1/1-3Biographical and Historical Dataundated
1/4Biographical and Historical Data of Workmen's Circle Branch 304B (Women's Club)undated
1/5By Lawsundated
Incoming Letters
1/6American Financial and Development Corporation for Israel1953
American Red Magen David for Israel1961
American Organization for Rehabilitation Through Training Federation1954
Amon, Sol (Mrs.)1954
Anderson Water Tours1934-1937
Aronson, H.1956
Aschert Bros.1951
Benezia, Jack L.1953
Bergman, Fred H.undated
Bernstein, Martin1953
Blatt, J.1953
Bronx I. L. Peretz Schoolundated
Bronx Workmen's Circle School No. 15undated
B'nai B'rith Lodge 5031948-1953
Caplin, Louis1953
Caroline Kline Galland Home1964
Caroline Kline Galland Home Building Fund1963-1971
China, Republic of - Consulate1937
Citizens Federal Savings1963
City of Hope1955-1957
Cleveland Workmen's Circle Chorus and Mandolin Ensemble1954
Cohan, A. and Co.1936
Cohan, Helen K.1956
Cohan's Camera Center1971
Cohn, Merle D.1948
Credit Union National Association1933
Credit Union National Extension Bureau1925
Development Corporation for Israel1964
Diamond, Izze1952
Diamond. Josef1965
Dimarco Reception Committee1954
Docter, Harryundated
Docter, Raymond H.1956
Dore, John F.1933
Durabuilt Luggage Mfg. Co., Inc.1935
Eisenhower, Dwight D.1954
General Notes: Form letter
Federated Jewish Fund and Council1953-1959
Franco and Bensussen1957
Fraternal Center of Brooklynundated
Free Voice of Laborundated
Friends of Israel Histadrut, Seattle Chapter1957-1960
Gediman, Arthur M.1953
Gierowitz, Nathan1957
Glazer, Mary1963
Goldfarb, Samuel E.1953-1956
Goldstein, Stanleyundated
Gordan, S. A.1954-1957
Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound1953
Gulbranson, J. R.1953
Gustanoff, Abe L.1953
1/7Habunim1957
Hall, Hazel C.1951
Hanehin, Harry1962
Health Insurance Institution - Kupet - Holim1965
Hosiery Workers, American Federation of1954
Israel, Consulate of1952
Israel Histadrut Campaign1963-1964
Israelite Press L. T. D.1956
Jacobs, Jerome B.1952
Jacqueline F. Rubenstein Memorial Committee1968
Jewish Club of Washington1957
Jewish Community Center, Seattle1965
Jewish Community Centers Building Fund Campaign1965
Jewish Consumptive Relief Society, Seattle Ladies Auxiliary1956
Jewish Chronic Disease Hospital1956
Jewish Institute for the Blind1962
Jewish Labor Committee1943-1958
Jewish National Home for Asthmatic Children1954-1956
Jewish Welfare Board, National1952, 1957
Jewish Yearbook of the Northwestundated
Jews. Congregation Temple de Hirsch1955-1960
Jews. Herzal Jewish Culture Foundation1956
1/8Kaminoff, Ida1956
Kelly, Marguerite1957
Kennedy, John F.1961-1963
General Notes: Form letters
Klein, Isadore1956
Klein, Sarah1956
Kossen, Carl K.1960-1961
Kossen, Jack1954-1955
Kraft, Rose1961
Kraus and Sons1938
Lane, W. D.1925
Leather Workers International Union of America, AFL-CIO1924
Leavitt, Idaundated
Leavitt, Sydney1963
Lemchen, Phillip (Mrs.)undated
Levison, Bernard1956
Lindsay, Margaret1954
Lycette, Diamond and Sylvester1952-1964
Malatoff, M. J.1951
Martin1953
Maslan and Maslan1947-1950
Maslan, Maslan and Hanan1954-1963
Mezistrano, Joe1953
Miller, H.1958
Miller, Sam1957
Mosler, George R.1960
National Committee for Labor Israel1957
National Committee for Labor Israel Histadrut1963
National Council of Jewish Women1957
National Jewish Hospital of Denver1954, 1959
Newell, A. B. and Son1927-1931
Northern Pacific Railway Co.1964
Pacific First Federal Savings1963
Peoples National Bank of Washington1952
Premier Artists Representatives1951
Press, Lou1959
Prottas and Levitt1954
Puget Sound Mutual Savings Bank1963
Raine, Jacob1952-1957
Radinsky, Jack1962
Ross, Morris1962
Rubin, Sam and Claraundated
Russell Sage Foundation, Division of Remedial Loans1925
1/9Saltman, Leahundated
Semon, Stuart1956
Seattle Fire Department1946
Seattle Lighting Department1939
Seattle Public Schools1959-1961
Seattle Hebrew School1953, 1965
Seattle - King County Department of Public Health1951
Seattle Labor College1927
Seattle Zionist Council1952-1956
Sherr, Harry1929
Shulman, Abe1945
Shulman, L. Michael1944-1945
Silverman, Libby1968
Stern, Will1957-1959
Stutzker, A.1943
Sterling, Bernard1951
Sunnyshore Acres1951
Trade Union Institute1941
Turner, Ida1964
Tussman, Louis1957
Twersky, Meyer (Mrs.)1953
United EIAS Service1955
United Jewish Appeal1953-1957
United States - Information Agency1962
United States - Labor Department1961
United States - State Department1935
United States - Treasury Department1932-1944
Vziel, Leon E.1961-1963
Victor1953-1957
Volstein, L.1939
Wagner, Joseph H.1955
Washington - Licenses Department1960
Washington - Liquor Control Board1934
Washington Division of Savings and Loan Associations1954-1958
Washington Mutual Savings Bank1963
Weintraub, Meyerundated
Wendrow, N.1953
West, George R.1955
Who's Who in Jewish Laborundated
Weiner, Morris1943
Workmen's Circle Branch 305E1953
Workmen's Circle Branch 578, 6851949, 1964
Workmen's Circle Home for the Aged (N. Y. Branches, Inc.)1956
Workmen's Circle School #51954
Workmen's Circle National Campaign for Cancer Hospital at City of Hope1950-1951
Workmen's Circle Sanitarium1939
Yaffee, Jack1953-1956
Young Circle Leagueundated
Unidentified1956
1/10Hebrew Sheltering and Immigration Aid Society1926, undated
1/11Jewish Family and Child Service1950-1954
1/12Mitchell, Hugh B.1946
1/13Ringold, Solie1961-1965
2/1-3Incoming Letters - Workmen's Circle National Office1930-1971
Incoming Letters - 304B
General Notes: 304B was the women's organization
2/4Chanin, N.1945
Cooper, Dora1961
Federated Jewish Fund and Council1957
Workmen's Circle National Office1955-1959
Incoming Letters - 304Y
General Notes: 304Y was the youth organization
2/5Baskin, Joseph1942
Knox, Israel1942
2/6-10Outgoing Letters1925-1970
2/11Outgoing Letters - 304B1931-1961
3Yiddish Correspondence1927-1969
4/1Tax Records1943-1961
4/2Legal Documents1914-1966
4/3Insurance Policies1939-1961
4/4-6Financial Records1920-1971
4/7Financial Records - 304B1938
5-6Financial Records - Membership Ledgers1909-1960
6Financial Records - Cash books1909-1960
7-8Financial Records - Receipt Books1942-1971
8Financial Records - Cash Books1951-1969
9/1Minutes Book1956-1957
9/2Minutes1941-1968
9/3Minutes - 304B1937-1946
General Notes: in Yiddish
9/4-5Reports1940-1962
9/6Resolutions1929, 1942, 1952, 1963
9/7News Releases1949-1962
9/8Writings1954-1962, undated
9/9Writings - Invitations1943-1959
9/10-11Writings - Yiddish1957-1965, undated
10/1Membership Campaign Materials1951-1956
10/2Election Ballots1938-1948
10/3-4Bulletins1925-1967
10/5-19Newsletters and Bulletins - Other Branches and National1929-1965
11/1-2Ephemera1926-1962
11/3-4Ephemera - Other Branches and National1925-1961
11/5-6Ephemera - Yiddishundated
Ephemera - Jewish, Non-Workmen's Circle
11/7-9Seattle1929-1965
11/10-11Non-Seattle1917-1966
12/1-7Non-Seattle1917-1966
12/8-9Ephemera - Non-Jewish, Non-Seattle1927-1954
12/10-13Programs1927-1960
13/1Programs1927-1960
13/2Souvenir Programs1927-1949
13/3Programs - Other Branches and National1933
13/4-7Souvenir - Other Branches and National1925-1962
13/8-10Lists1909-1964
13/11Notes1934-1967
14/1Notes (Yiddish)undated
14/2Meeting Notices1931-1953
14/3Meeting Notices - Lectures1927-1931
14/4-5Clippings1933-1956, 1968
14/6Photographs1931-1935, undated
General Notes: Placeholder only; materials relocated to PH Coll 769
14/7Awards and Certificates1922-1947
14/8-9Memorabilia1931-1952
14/10Blank Formsundated
14/11Insurance - Other Branches and National1913-1959
14/12Educational Materials - Other Branches and Nationalundated
14/13Miscellaneous Re: Genocide Legislation and Immigration Policyundated
15/1Youth Campundated
W. C. Building
15/2Specifications1937-1939
15/3Minutes1937-1941
15/4General Correspondence1938-1943
15/5Agendas1942
15/6Financial Records1938-1942
15/7Contracts1938-1939
15/8Resolutions1940
15/9Notes1941, undated
Northwestern District Committee
15/10-13General Correspondence1934-1958
15/14Minutes1940-1941
15/15Financial Records1957-1961
15/16Lists1932, undated
15/17Clippingsundated
15/18Memorabilia1921-1953
15/19Photographs
General Notes: Placeholder only; materials relocated to PH Coll 769
15/20Ephemera1946-1950
Ben Stein Personal Papers
15/21General Correspondence1922-1967
15/22-23School Papers1920-1924
15/24Photographs
General Notes: Placeholder only; materials relocated to PH Coll 769
15/25Miscellaneousundated
15/26Diary - Unidentified1925-1971

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Stein, Ben, ca. 1890-, creator.
Organizations:
Federated Jewish Fund & Council of Greater Seattle, creator.
Jewish Archives (University of Washington)
Jewish Labor Committee (U.S.), creator.
Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring. Branch No. 304 (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives.
Last modified: March 18, 2013
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