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Summary Information

Title: Bernard Gorczyca Papers
Collection Number: AIS.2006.16
Creator: Gorczyca, Bernard, 1900-1989

Collection Dates: 1940-2006
Extent: 0.21 linear feet (1 box)

Language: English

Bernard Gorczyca was born in 1900 the eldest son of Polish immigrants on Pittsburgh's South Side. In 1937, after meeting union organizers at the Jones and Laughlin mill, Gorczyca joined the Steel Workers Organizing Committee and the American Communist Party. Subsequently, Gorczyca was ostracized by his union and placed under surveillance by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This collection includes correspondence between Gorczyca and the Steel Workers Organizing Committee regarding his dismissal from the union, oral history interviews, and an article by his son, Robert Gorczyca, detailing his father's life and hardships.