International Workers Order (IWO) Collection Expansion

Investigator: Jonathan Boyarin, Anthropology, Jewish Studies Program, Near Eastern Studies

Collaborator: Elissa Sampson, Jewish Studies Program; Curtis Lyons, Catherwood Library

Grants Program for Digital Collections, 2022

This expansion of the International Workers Order (IWO) and Jewish People’s Fraternal Order (JPFO) digital collection will focus on the multilingual, ethnic and national sections and how they dealt with each other in that context as well as more broadly within their political and pro-Soviet, and in the case of the JPFO, Yiddishist orbits. A subset of materials held by the Kheel Center and the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections will be digitized.