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Abraham Cahan

Title: Abraham Cahan
Inclusive Dates: 1906-1952
ID: RG 1139
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7'7"; (I) 6 5"ltr;1 2.5"ltr; (II) 11 5"lgl;1 3"ovr
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The collection was processed in two parts: Part I in 1983 and Part II in 1999. Part I is arranged in 5 series: a) Personal materials (folders 1-7); b) Forward manuscripts (8-33); c) Yiddish Correspondence (34-140); d) Correspondence, non-Yiddish (141-212);  e) Miscellaneous (213-219)
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Yiddish and English writer, editor, socialist leader, prominent figure in Jewish public life.  Founder of the *Jewish Daily Forward* and its editor-in-chief from 1901 until his death.  Co-founder of the first Jewish trade union in the U.S., the Progressive Tailors' Union.  Other newspapers and periodicals Cahan contributed to:  *Di arbeter tsaytung* (editor, 1894-1895); *Zukunft* (editor, 1893-97); *New York Sun*, *New York Press*, *North American Review*, *Short Story*, *Atlantic Monthly*.  Cahan published several works of fiction in English, the best known being, *The Rise of David Levinsky*. Born in Podberezha (Paberze), near Vilna.  Immigrated to the U.S. in 1882.
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Inventory: English, 35 pp., typed
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Other Formats: MK 313 (3); MK 498 (9)
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