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1Title:  Workmen's Circle Records, Series IV     
 Creator:  Gift of Jack Greminger 
 Dates:  1927-2017 
 Abstract:  The Workmen's Circle, or Arbeiter Ring, is a secular Jewish fraternal organization founded to build a better world, foster cultural Jewishness, and offer friendships. Early on, the Circle was viewed as an organization of labor unionists, including Socialists, although there was no official connection. Members demonstrated for social security, unemployment compensation, child labor laws, workmen's compensation, and health security, and supported candidates who were in favor of these issues. The group also provided lectures, poetry readings, plays, shows, and concerts in Yiddish. Camp Vladek (called the Workmen's Circle Camp) in Rock Creek, Ohio was a summer resort for adults and a children's camp from 1950-1963, when it was sold and the proceeds were used to build a Workmen's Circle Educational Center at 1980 Green Road in 1964. The I. L. Peretz Workmen's Circle School first opened in 1918 and became a center for adult Yiddish classes and Yiddish cultural programming. Since the Holocaust, the Circle's emphasis has shifted to the preservation, promotion, and perpetuation of Yiddish language and culture. In 1995 there were 3 branches in Cleveland and 1 in Akron; membership totaled approximately 1,200. The Workmen's Circle Records, Series IV collection consists of agreements, applications, awards, booklets, budgets, bylaws, correspondence, a mortgage deed and plot plan for Camp Vladek, employee manual and forms, flyers, board meetings and minutes, music sheets, newsletters, newspaper clippings, a photograph, a poster, holiday programs, a school calendar, a sketch, a songbook, a syllabus, and a Yiddish textbook. 
 Call #:  MS 5456 
 Extent:  2.41 linear feet (3 boxes, including one oversized folder) 
 Subjects:  Workmen’s Circle (U.S.) -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Camp Vladek (Rock Creek, Ohio) | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies, etc. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Social life and customs -- 20th century | Working class -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Friendly societies -- Ohio -- Cleveland
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2Title:  Workmen's Circle of Cleveland Records, Series III     
 Creator:  Workmen's Circle of Cleveland 
 Dates:  1916-2004 
 Abstract:  The Workmen's Circle of Cleveland, Ohio (f. 1904) is a secular Jewish fraternal organization formed in the United States to perpetuate Yiddish language and culture, support and promote a liberal political agenda, offer both health and death benefits, and provide a meeting place for fellowship. Its Yiddish cultural programming includes lectures, readings, concerts, third Passover Seders, and the I.L. Peretz Workmen's Circle School, a supplementary program for children. Following World War II and the Holocaust and the continuing acculturation into American life of the descendants of its Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrant founders, the Workmen's Circle, in Cleveland and nationwide, has been experiencing significant and continuous loss of membership. The Workmen's Circle's group health plan and death benefits, both of which are available on a non-sectarian basis, are the major source of membership. The collection consists of correspondence, ledgers, membership lists, minutes, and programs. 
 Call #:  MS 5088 
 Extent:  1.01 linear feet (1 container and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Workmen's Circle (U.S.) | I.L. Peretz Workmen's Circle School (Cleveland, Ohio) | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- History -- 20th century. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- History -- Sources. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Social life and customs -- 20th century. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies, etc. | Fraternal organizations -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Working class -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews -- Education -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Yiddish language -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
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