Collection C009 - S. A. Rochlin collection of South African political and trade union organizations

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

S. A. Rochlin collection of South African political and trade union organizations

General material designation

  • Textual record

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Title statements of responsibility

Compiled by S.A. Rochlin

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on the content of the collection and the name of its collector.
  • Variations in title: The collection was identified by Frank Thorold Booksellers as the Rochlin collection relating to left wing political movements in S. Africa.

Level of description

Collection

Reference code

C009

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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

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Date(s)

  • 1912-1960, predominant 1920-1950 (Creation)

Physical description area

Physical description

0.73 m of textual records

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Custodial history

The material was moved to the private home of an unnamed individual affiliated with the South African Jewish Board of Deputies after Rochlin’s death in 1961. It is likely that some of this material was then offered to Frank Thorold Booksellers in Johannesburg. The collection was purchased at a cost of £250 from Frank Thorold Booksellers by Donald Savage in 1965 for the Vanier Library at Loyola College, which merged with Concordia University in 1974.

Scope and content

This collection contains documents collected by S.A. Rochlin in the course of his activities as a historian, archivist, and researcher. The documents in this collection were mainly created in South Africa between 1912 and 1960. This collection contains the documents of communist and labor organizations active in South Africa during the 1920s through the 1940s, including the Communist Party of South Africa, United Communist Party, South African Labour Party, Industrial Socialist League, South African Trades Union Congress, and South African Association of Employees Organizations. This collection also contains the papers of Cecil Frank Glass, a member of the Industrial Socialist League in Cape Town and the Communist Party of South Africa. C.F. Glass’s documents were given to Rochlin around 1939 by Glass’ first wife Fanny Klenerman.

Collection consists of 607 documents, including 90 pamphlets, 46 newspaper or periodical titles, and folders containing 471 miscellaneous documents, including minutes, accounts, flyers, news clippings, correspondence, and handbills. Many of the documents in this collection are unique. As a result of their ephemeral nature it is unlikely that they are to be found elsewhere.

This collection is organized according to the following series:
C009/A Pamphlets
C009/B Periodicals and newspapers
C009/C Folders
C009/D Microfilm reels

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Physical condition

Documents are extremely fragile. Many records are yellowed and faded. Other records are torn, discolored, and foxing. Brittle documents are cracked and flaking.

Immediate source of acquisition

Purchased for the Vanier Library by Donald Savage in 1965.

Arrangement

Original order of the material has been maintained.

Language of material

  • English

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Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Reproduction for scholarly purposes is permitted.
Use of material in a publication is only possible with the authorization of the copyright owner.

Finding aids

Box and item listings available.
All 607 items from this collection are catalogued in the CLUES Library Catalogue (records include PDFs when available): http://clues.concordia.ca/search/j?SEARCH=Rochlin+Collection.
90 pamphlets have been digitized and are available in CLUES.

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Accruals

No further accruals expected.

Conservation

Documents were placed in acid-free file folders, envelopes, and archival quality boxes.

Rights

Copyright held by the creator(s).

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Status

Final

Level of detail

Full

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