Guide to the Histadrut Records, 1956-1990 AIS.2010.08

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Histadrut Records
Creator
Histadrut ha-kelalit shel ha-'ovdim be-Erets-Yisra'el.
Collection Number
AIS.2010.08
Date
1956-1990
Extent
1.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract
The General Federation of Laborers in the Land of Israel, or Histadrut, is Israel’s organization of trade unions and the largest voluntary organization in the country. Histadrut became a powerful figure in the Labour Zionist movement as well as a significant employer and state builder within Israel. This collection includes a variety of pamphlets regarding the work of Histadrut in Israel and American Histadrut organizations in the United States.

Preferred Citation

Histadrut Records, 1956-1990, AIS.2010.08, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

The General Federation of Labor in Israel, or Histadrut, is Israel’s organization of trade unions and the largest voluntary organization in the country. The organization was created in 1920 to champion the interests of Jewish workers in the city of Haifa. Histadrut became a powerful figure in the Labour Zionist movement as well as a significant employer and state builder within Israel. The organization has many arms which are active in various aspects of Israeli life including health care, the economy, and education. In 1960, Arab workers were admitted with full membership. During the 1980s and 1990s, Histadrut sold much of its holdings to private companies, but is still part owner in a variety of industries. Histadrut is a member of the International Trade Union Confederation.

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Scope and Content Notes

This collection includes a variety of pamphlets regarding the work of Histadrut in Israel. Many of these pamphlets and publications also document the activities of American Histadrut organizations, including the Pittsburgh Histadrut Council.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, July 2010

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Acquisition Information

Unknown.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Zachary Brodt in July 2010.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Histadrut Cultural Exchange Institute.
  • Histadrut ha-kelalit shel ha-'ovdim be-Erets-Yisra'el.
  • Pittsburgh Histadrut Council.

Genre(s)

  • Articles
  • Correspondence
  • Pamphlets

Subject(s)

  • Ethnic groups
  • Labor
  • Labor unions -- Israel -- History -- 20th century

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Previous Citation

Histadrut Records, 1956-1990, AIS.2010.08, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

  BoxFolder
Correspondence, 1987-1988 11

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  Folder
Articles 2

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  Folder
Pamphlets 3

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  Folder
Attitudes by the Labour Zionist Movement, 1971-1974 4

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  Item
Pittsburgh Histadrut Council, Annual Histadrut Tribute Dinner-Dance, 1981-1985, 1987 1-8

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  Item
Pioneer Women and Histadrut: The Story of Pioneer Women's 40th Anniversary Project 9

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  Item
Western Pennsylvania Unions Build The Steel City Clinic 10

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  Item
Invitation, Mid-Winter Conference of the Israel Histadrut Campaign, February 13, 1972 11

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  Item
The Working Woman in Israel by Naava Eisin, 1975 12

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Calling American Labor to Join . . .  13

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The Israeli Incursion into Lebanon: A Personal Report and Reflections on My Trip to Israel and Lebanon by Bayard Rustin, August 15-23, 1982 14

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  Item
L'Histadrout: Organisation Syndicale et Cooperative des Travailleurs en Israel by A. Abramson, 1970 15

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Histadrut: A Profile by Dan Giladi and Sarah Morris, 1979 16

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Jubilee of Histadrut: Achievements and Aims of the Israel Labor Federation by Aharon Becker, 1972 17

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  Item
Histadrut: Shaping A New Society, 1971 18

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  Item
The Histadrut, Reprint from the  Jerusalem Post Supplement, February 17, 1956 19

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  Item
The Histadrut 20

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  Item
Jewish-Arab Relations in Israel by Eliahu Elath, 1967 21

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  Item
Mutual Aid and Social Medicine in Israel by Itzhak Kanev, 1960 22

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  Item
Histadrut Award Dinner "Roasting" Rosemary Trump and Harold S. Bigler, September 16, 1990 23

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  Item
Social Insurance and Voluntary Health, Welfare, Pension Programs in Israel by Sherman G. Sass, 1968 24

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  Item
US Labor Editors Look at Israel: Reports to American Union Members on a Memorable Visit to a Beleaguered Democracy 25

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  Item
Seminar on Cooperation, 1958-1959 26

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Under the Stars of Negev, December 18, 1965 27

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Sportsman of the Year Testimonial Dinner Saluting Judge William F. Cercone, September 21, 1967 28

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  Item
The Future is Here 29

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One People One Destiny: United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, Annual Report, 1986 30

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  Item
Testimonial Dinner in Tribute to Honorable Henry M. Jackson United States Senator, State of Washington in Behalf of the Histadrut Scholarship Fund, May 14, 1974 31

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  Item
Senator Richard S. Schweiker Testimonial Dinner, January 25, 1971 32

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Thomas DiLauro - William Ross Tribute Dinner Tendered by the American Trade Union Council for Histadrut, October 11, 1964 33

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  Item
Pioneers at Work, Histadrut in Action 34

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  Item
142nd Anniversary: B'nai B'rith NYSA Campaign, 1985 35

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  Item
Issue Analysis by the American Zionist Federation Program Department, January 1986 36

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  Item
Jewish Population Study of Greater Pittsburgh, Community Report, 1986 37

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  Item
Man and His Brother: The Afro-Asian Institute for Co-operative and Labour Studies, 1967 38

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  Item
The Cultural, Medical Help and Assistance Fund of the General Federation of Jewish Labour in Eretz-Israel, Financial Statements, 1965 39

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  Item
'Amal': The Story of Histadrut's Build-Up of Israel's Industrial Skills 40

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  Item
Projects Submitted by the National Committee for Labor Israel 41

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Angelo A. Carboni Testimonial Dinner, November 15, 1969 42

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How to Get More for the Money You're Spending on Postage and Mailing, 1978 43

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Fifteenth Silver Anniversary Banquet of the Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers Local Union No. 3, September 15, 1979 44

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  Item
American Federation of Teachers Local 2067 Community College of Allegheny County Second Annual Caring Fund Dinner to Benefit Genesis House, February 12, 1988 45

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The Judge William F. Cercone Scholarship Foundation of the Histadrut Scholarship Fund Testimonial, December 18, 1965 46

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