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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.0168 Author/Creator: Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008) Place Written: [Brooklyn, New York] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 February 1944 Pagination: 4 p. ; 23 x 15 cm.

Summary of Content: Sylvia is concerned that Moe is kept informed of current issues and hopes he is receiving the subscription to PM that she sent to him. Talks about what is going on in Congress. Was supposed to go out today [Saturday] and hand out leaflets to the public about the $60.00 increase this year for Department of Welfare employees. The leaflets were never given to her; and it was too cold to go out and distribute them anyway.

People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)
Weiner, Sylvia (1912-2008)
Dies, Martin, 1900-1972
Hillman, Sidney, 1887-1946
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945
Garson, Greer, 1904-1996
Pidgeon, Walter, 1897-1984
Field, Marshall, 1893-1956

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

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryWoman AuthorGovernment and CivicsCongressOrganized LaborFinanceJournalism

Sub Era: World War II

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