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American-Jewish Autobiographies

Title: American-Jewish Autobiographies
Inclusive Dates: 1942-1970's
ID: RG 102 
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21'11"; 36 5"lgl; 16 5"ltr; 1 2.5"ltr
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Boxes 1-49 are arranged; boxes 50-53 are unarranged addenda
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In 1942 the YIVO Institute organized a public autobiography contest on the theme "Why I Left Europe and What I Have Accomplished in America."  There were 250 entries and 25 prizes were awarded.  Since 1942 about 100 autobiographies on the same topic have been added to the collection.
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Card Catalog: English, typed, & Yiddish, ms
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