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Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) to Morris "Moe" Weiner

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0069 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 2 July 1943 Pagination: 8 p. ; 18.3 x 13.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Sylvia went to a meeting the night before of the CIO Community Council. They are getting after Congressmen to act. Her brother Alvin is having his last few weeks of flying at Buffalo. They hope he at least makes "navigator".

Background Information: Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.)
WQXR- New York Classical Music Radio Station.
PM was a leftist daily newspaper published in New York City from June 1940 to June 1948; financed by ...Chicago millionaire Marshall Field III.
CIO-Congress of Industrial Organizations
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People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)
O'Toole, Donald L. (Donald Lawrence), 1902-1964
Field, Marshall, 1893-1956

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryWoman AuthorPoliticsGovernment and CivicsCongressOrganized LaborAviationAir ForceMusicJournalism

Sub Era: World War II

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