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Industrial Removal Office to Jewish Colonization Association, 1903-1906

 File — Box: 86

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

This series contains correspondence between the Jewish Colonization Association (ICA) in Paris and Russia with the Roumanian Relief Committee and the Industrial Removal Office in New York. Correspondence also exists between Jewish immigration agencies in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, and Switzerland with the IRO. The ICA in Paris coordinated relatives being sent to the US upon the IRO's or Roumanian Relief Committee's receiving their American counterpart's travel contributions. In Russia, the ICA was additionally concerned with the reunion of family members, a husband deserting his Russian family, a husband agreeing to support his wife and children in Russia, and missing Russian family members. Of further interest are the discussions between the immigration agencies regarding recent immigration laws and restrictions.


  • Creation: 1903-1906

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers, except items that may be restricted due to their fragility, or privacy.


From the Collection: 74.25 Linear Feet (115 manuscript boxes, 10 oversized boxes (20.5x17x3), 1 oversized folder)

Language of Materials

From the Series: English

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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