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Marion E. Kenworthy Papers (duplicates)

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RG-58.01, Prewar correspondence in the immigration matters

RG-58.02, Newspaper clippings regarding the refugee children

RG-58.03, Telegrams in the immigration matters, prewar

RG-58.04, Activity of Non-Sectarian Committee for German Refugee Children



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Title: Marion E. Kenworthy Papers (duplicates), 1939-1970Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1920s -- 1970s

ID: RG-58/RG-58

Primary Creator: Marion E. Kenworthy (1939 -- 1970)

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Subjects: Committees and organizations aiding refugees from German-controlled and occupied countries, US, Committees and organizations aiding refugees from Germany, Documents in English language, German-Jewish refugees, immigration to the United States, 1930s, German-Jewish refugees in the United States, Immigration of Jewish children as refugees from Nazi Germany, 1939, Immigration to the United States, 1930s, Immigration to the United States from the German-controlled and occupied territories, 1933 -- 1939, Jewish children as refugees from Nazi Germany, 1939, Marion E. Kenworthy, public figure, United States, Marion E. Kenworthy, public figure in the refugee matters, United States, Narratives in English language, Non-Sectarian Committee for German Refugee Children, United States, official correspondence, Official correspondences, United States, official requirements for the immigration to the United States, 1930 -- 1939, Postal telegrams, United States, Publications in the American periodicals about the refugee matters, 1930s, Telegrams with regard to the refugees from Germany, 1930s, United States, United States (1900 -- 1939), Wagner - Rogers Bill in the German refugee matters, 1939, Western Union, telegrams and wires, Winthrop T. Johnson, functionary in the refugee committees

Languages: English

Abstract

A corpus of prewar and war-time official communications and correspondence with public and government officials on the question of immigration to the United States from Nazi Germany and in relation to the active help for German refugee children who fled Nazi controlled territories.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This Collection comprises official and personal correspondences, largely related to the immigration matters. Marion E. Kenworthy was an active public figure in promoting immigration and aid to the refugees from the German-controlled and occupied territories in Europe.

Collection Historical Note

This record group contains the following collections: RG-58.01, Prewar correspondence in the immigration matters; RG-58.02, Newspaper clippings regarding the refugee children; RG-58.03, Telegrams in the immigration matters, prewar; RG-58.04.05, California Press Clippings Index.

Offiicial documents, correspondences and the publications in the contemporaneous periodicals reflect activities of the committees and public organization in the matter of facilitating and easing immigration to the United States in the late 1930s.

RG-58.01, Prewar correspondence

RG-58.01.01, Letter to Mr. Winthrop Johnson, May 5, 1939

RG-58.01.02, Note to Ray Lyman Wilbur, May 10, 1939

RG-58.01.03, Note for Winthrop Johnson, May 10, 1939

RG-58.01.04, Letter for Winthrop Johnson, May 9, 1939

RG-58.01.05, Day letter for Winthrop Johnson, May 9, 1939

RG-58.01.06, Letter for Winthrop Johnson, May 19, 1939

RG-58.01.07, Letter from Law Firm Holland, Snidow, and Johnson, May 22, 1939

RG-58.01.08, Letter from Winthrop Johnson, June 2, 1939

RG-58.01.09, Letter from Marion Kenworthy to Winthrop Johnson, June 12, 1939

RG-58.01.10, Letter for Marion Kenworthy from Winthrop Johnson, June 20, 1939

RG-58.01.11, Letter for Agnes Inglis from Winthrop Johnson, June 24, 1939

RG-58.01.12, Letter for Marian Kenworthy, May 20, 1939 (discussion of a possibility of admitting 500 refugees a day to the port of New York non-quota)

RG-58.01.13, Letter for Marion Kenworthy, June 1, 1939

RG-58.01.14, Letter for Walter Wanger from Winthrop Johnson, May 31, 1939

RG-58.01.15, Letter to Marion from Winthrop Johnson (discussing the list of the members of the Committee for Wagner-Rogers Bill) dated June 13, 1939

RG-58.01.16, Letter to Winthrop Johnson (discussion of House Committee members’ position towards the proposed bill), dated June 16, 1939

RG-58.01.17, Letter to Miss Agnes King Inglis (information on the complete file of clippings on the Wagner-Rogers Bill from California papers from May 15 to June 20, 1939, mailed to her and Marion W.) from Winthrop Johnson, dated June 20, 1939

RG-58.01.18, Letter to Marion K. from Winthrop Johnson (list of the members of Non-Sectarian Committee for German Refugee Children), dated June 24, 1939

RG-58.01.19, Letter to Marion Sanders from Winthrop Johnson dated June 24, 1939

RG-58.01.20, Letter to Marion K. from Winthrop Johnson dated June 27, 1939

RG-58.01.21, Letter to Miss Agnes Inglis from Winthrop Johnson (discussing the Wagner-Rogers Bill as reflected in newspaper clippings), dated June 26, 1929 [should probably be 1939]

RG-58.01.22, Letter to Winthrop Johnson dated June 26, 1939

RG-58.01.23, Note to Marion K. (confirmation on wire and copies of two letters sent by Congressman Kramer), dated July 1, 1939

RG-58.01.24, Letter to Miss Agnes Inglis from Winthrop Johnson (discussing the position of the State of California on the extension of its immigration laws), July 1, 1939

RG-58.01.25, Note to Dr. Marion Kenworthy from Winthrop Johnson, dated July 6, 1939

RG-58.01.26, Letter to Miss Agnes Inglis from the secretary of Mr. Johnson (asking for “Committee Prints” on the Bill), dated July 6, 1939

RG-58.01.27, Copy of the letter to Judge Harry A. Hollzer (President of Los Angeles Jewish Community Council), dated July 19, 1939

RG-58.01.28, Copy of the letter to Mr. Robert Wormser from Winthrop Johnson (discussing the Wagner-Rogers Bill), dated July 21, 1939

RG-58.01.29, Letter to Miss Agnes Inglis from Winthrop Johnson (discussing the letter sent to Mr. Kramer), dated July 27, 1939

RG-58.01.30, Copy of the letter to The Hon. Charles Kramer, Congressman from Winthrop Johnson, dated July 26, 1939

RG-58.01.31, Note to Mr. Winthrop Johnson from Marion E. Kenworthy, dated July 31, 1939

RG-58.01.32, Letter to Mr. Winthrop Johnson from Marion E. K. (discussing the importance of publishing the Bill in as many newspapers as possible), dated August 2, 1939

RG-58.01.33, Letter to the Honorable Robert F. Wagner (Senator from New York in Washington) from Dr. Marion Brown, Vice Principal of University High School in Oakland (wish to endorse the Bill proposed by Robert Wagner on admitting ten thousand children to the United States), dated March 1939

RG-58.01.34, Letter to Hon. Hiram Johnson, Congressman from Norman Fenton, Ph.D. Director of The Bureau of Juvenile Research, Stanford University, California (asking the Senator to support the Wagner-Rogers Bill), dated March 14, 1939

RG-58.01.35, Note to Dr. Marion E. Kenworthy from Norman Fenton, dated March 14, 1939

RG-58.01.36, Note from San Francisco Committee for Service to Emigres to Dr. Marion E. Kenworthy (promise to secure local support for the congressional Bill), dated March 16, 1939

RG-58.01.37, Letter to Mr. Albert Bender (asking for securing support for the Bill from towns and rural communities in the South, Middle West and West) from Rebecca Reyher, dated March 22, 1939

RG-58.01.38, Letter to Miss Pearl Chase from Winthrop Johnson, dated March 23, 1939

RG-58.01.39, Letter to Mr. Robert A. Millakan (California Institute of Technology) from   Winthrop Johnson, dated March 23, 1939

RG-58.01.40, Letter to Miss Josephine Seaman from Winthrop Johnson (enclosed the list of the members of the Senate and House Committee on Immigration and Naturalization, asks to write Senators urging their favorable action to support the Bill), dated March 24, 1939

RG-58.01.41, Letter to Charles Kramer from Norman Fenton, dated March 24, 1939

RG-58.01.42, Letter to Miss Althea Warren (Public Library, Los Angeles), not signed, dated March 24, 1939

RG-58.01.43, Letter to Mr. Quillen (Stanford University) from Winthrop Johnson, dated March 27, 1939

RG-58.01.44, Letter to Hiram Johnson (United States Senate) from James Quillen, dated March 21, 1939

RG-58.01.45, Letter to Hon. George Burnham (former Republican Congressman) from William Johnson describing the Bill presented by Senator Robert Wagner, New York and Representative Edith Rogers, Massachusetts for the admission of ten thousand refugee children and including the list of the members of the Senate and House Committee on Immigration and Naturalization with the request of favorable action on the Bill, dated March 25, 1939

RG-58.01.46, Note to Hon. John Anderson (House of Representatives, Washington D.C.) from I. James Quillen (Assistant Professor) asking for support of Wagner-Rogers Bill, dated March 21, 1939

RG-58.01.47, Note to Dr. Norman Fenton (Bureau of Juvenile Research, School of Education, Stanford University, Calif.) with thanks for the letter to Mr. Kramer and the request to involve more members of the Committee in voting for Wagner-Rogers Bill, dated March 28, 1939

RG-58.01.48, Letter to Mr. Templeton from William Johnson (San Diego, California) thanking him for the effort and hearty cooperation on behalf of refugee children, dated March 29, 1939

RG-58.01.49, Letter to Non-Sectarian Committee for German Refugee Children, New York from (not readable) Los Angeles, Calif., including a list of people in favor of the Wagner-Rogers Bill and the request to include them in mailing list, dated April 4, 1939

RG-58.01.50, Letter to Mr. Paul Kellogg (New York) from Anita Eldridge, California Conference of Social Work, Executive Secretary) thanking him for the support of the Bill, dated April 6, 1939

RG-58.01.51, Note to Miss Anita Eldridge (San Francisco) from Marion Kenworthy thanking her for the help to support the Bill, dated April 12, 1939

RG-58.01.52, Note to A. Eldridge from Marion Kenworthy about the appointed group of five members by Chairman of Immigration Committee, dated April 12, 1939

RG-58.01.53, Letter to Miss Krieger from H. V. Seebach (Carmel, California) to send five copies of each pamphlet to the outstanding workers on Jewish Immigration Problem to distribute to their friends, prominent because of their position for some notable achievements, dated April 2, 1939

RG-58.01.54, Note to Non-Sectarian Committee for German Refugee Children to send twenty-five copies of the leaflet “Suffer Little Children,” dated April 11, 1939

RG-58.01.55, Letter to Dr. Marion Kenworthy from Norman Fenton stating that as many letters as possible were sent to the California representatives in Congress, dated April 12, 1939

RG-58.01.56, Letter to U.S. Senator Hiram W. Johnson from Rosanna Stockley (Superintendent, California Babies Hospital) asking for the support of Wagner-Rogers Bill, dated April 13, 1939

RG-58.01.57, Letter to Mrs. George B. Mangold from Gertrude Binder asking him to send telegrams and letters to House Sub-Committee Representative Charles Kramer requesting him to take favorable stand on Wagner-Rogers Bill, dated April 13, 1939

RG-58.01.58, Letter from Marion Kenworthy (New York) stating that the Wagner-Rogers Bill will be presented to the Joint Sub-Committee of the Senate and the House on April 20th-22nd and requests Mrs. Mangold to get all her friends and acquaintances to write to Congressman Charles Kramer to support the Bill, dated April 15, 1939

RG-58.01.59, Letter to Dr. Kenworthy about sending wires to the senator and congressman in the Committee on Immigration and Naturalization, dated April 17, 1939(?)

RG-58.01.60, Letter to Dr. Marion Kenworthy from Miss Bernice M. Cole stating that she sent three letters to Washington to Mr. Kramer, dated April 19, 1939

RG-58.01.61, Note to Miss Walton from the Secretary to Dr. Kenworthy who regrets the feelings of Miss Walton about the humanitarian measure of saving children and hopes she will see the point of view of the Non-Sectarian Committee and write to her representative in Washington, dated April 20, 1939

RG-58.01.62, Note to Mrs. Bing from secretary to Dr. Kenworthy with the acknowledgement of the letter received, dated April 21, 1939

RG-58.01.63, Note to Clarence Pickett, Esq., Exe. Director from Miss Polly James to send her pamphlets or bulletins on the subject of bringing 20,000 German refugee children, dated May 4, 1939

RG-58.01.64, Note to Miss Binder from Mary Adkins, dated April 24, 1939

RG-58.01.65, Note from M. Harlan with two new addresses for former and current Presidents of Linfield College, Oregon, dated Jan. 17, 1940

RG-58.01.66, Note to Miss Winslow (California Babies Hospital) thanking her for the outstanding support of Wagner-Rogers Bill, dated April 25, 1939

RG-58.01.67, Note from Los Angeles Public Library to Miss Althea Warren, dated April 26, 1939

RG-58.01.68, Note to Dr. Marion Kenworthy from Althea Warren about the letter sent to Charles Kramer, dated April 19, 1939

RG-58.01.69, Letter to Intergovernmental Committee for Political Refugees from Thelma Himmel asking for some information on the Bill as she was participating in a debate on Adopting 20,000 refugee children from Europe, dated April 29, 1939

RG-58.01.70, Letter to President Wilbur (Stanford University) from Marion Kenworthy asking for additional support from California Senators, dated May 6, 1939

RG-58.01.71, Letter to Mr. [probably Dr./Marion] Kenworthy from W. L. Wilbur stating that he cannot attend the meeting to discuss Wagner-Rogers Bill, dated April 26, 1939

RG-58.01.72, Note from Jerome Lachenbruch (Los Angeles, California) to Non-Sectarian Committee for German Refugee Children asking for some leaflets pertaining to Wagner-Rogers Bill, dated May 19, 1939

RG-58.01.73, Letter from Keith Eickman (Executive Secretary, Santa Clara County Youth Council) to Marion Sanders, Non-Sectarian Committee for German Refugee Children, dated May 27, 1939

RG-58.01.74, Letter to Clarence E. Pickett from Robert Wormser (Santa Barbara Committee for Service to Emigres) asking for more support from Council of Jewish Welfare Organization for the Bill, dated June 1, 1939

RG-58.01.75, Letter to Mr. Wormser from Clarence E. Pickett, dated May 27, 1939

RG-58.01.76, Letter to Mr. Clarence Pickett from Robert Wormser stating the favorable sentiment for the Bill throughout the state of California, dated May 24, 1939

RG-58.01.77, Letter to Honorable Charles Kramer (House of Representatives, Washington D.C.) from T. M. Storke, dated May 22, 1939 on favorable consideration of the Bill

RG-58.01.78, Letter to Mr. Keith Eickman from Marion Sanders, dated June 2, 1939

RG-58.01.79, Note to Dr. Samuel Langer (California) from Marion Sanders thanking him for the prompt action in getting Congressman Anderson’s attention to the Bill, dated June 6, 1939

RG-58.01.80, Letter to Robert Wormser from Marion Sanders, dated June 8 (?), 1939

RG-58.01.81, Note to Dr. B. J. Frigenbaum from Marion Kenworthy, dated June 9, 1939

RG-58.01.82, Note to Honorable Sheridan Downey, U.S. Senator from W. C. James with the request to support the Bill, dated June 14, 1939

RG-58.01.83, Note to Non-Sectarian Committee from Helen M. Beardsley and to Marion Sanders from L. F. (member of the League of Women Voters), dated July 18, 1939

RG-58.01.84, Handwritten letter to Winthrop Johnson, dated 10 May 1939

RG-58.01.85, Memo to Winthrop Johnson, dated 6 May 1939

RG-58.01.86, Handwritten memo to Marion, dated 25 March 1939

RG-58.01.87, List of recipients of correspondence

RG-58.01.88, Addresses of four individuals

RG-58.01.89, Handwritten letter to Clarance E. Pickett, response to letter from 9 June 1939

RG-58.01.90, Letter to Mr. Davey advising to address the Executive Secretary of the Committee in supporting the Wagner-Rogers Bill, dated July 18, 1939

RG-58.01.91, Handwritten letter to Dr. Kenworthy, dated 14 April

RG-58.01.92, Letter to Judge Harry Hollzer (Personal and Unofficial) from Jacob Billikopf to put pressure on Congressman Kramer, dated April 21, 1939

RG-58.01.93, Letter to Marion Kenworthy from Nellie Winslow (California Babies Hospital) with the list of prominent individuals ready to send letters to California State Senator, dated April 17, 1939

RG-58.01.94, Note to Dr. Marion Kenworthy from William Davey asking for the plan of the Committee to help refugee children, not dated

RG-58.01.95, Second page of a letter regarding Wagner-Rogers Bill with the request to give Senator Johnson enough support so that he feels positively about the Bill

RG-58.02, Newspaper clippings regarding refugee children

RG-58.02.01, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, 3 clippings dated May 12, 1939, regarding the Wagner-Rogers Bill to admit refugee children to the United States

RG-58.02.02, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, clipping dated May 15, 1939, Pathfinder Magazine supports Wagner-Rogers Bill discounting fears that the children will become public charges as the bill mandates adequate support as a condition for immigration

RG-58.02.03, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, Same article as above as appeared in the Vanguard of Venice, CA and the Star News of Culver City, dated May 15, 1939

RG-58.02.04, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, Same article as above as appeared in the News Post of Monrovia, CA, dated May 16, 1939, as well as a clipping of an article dated May 17, 1939 that tells of a joint resolution, “in the name of humanity” authored by Senator Robert W. Kenny of Los Angeles supporting the Wagner-Rogers Bill. Article goes on to describe the bill 

RG-58.02.05, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau. 3 clippings. First clipping dated May 16, 1939, detailing California legislature attempt to support the Wagner-Rogers Bill through Senator Kenny’s resolution and mentioning how the children would be chosen. Second clipping dated May 17, 1939, mentioning the vote on the Kenny resolution as well as the sponsors of the Wagner-Rogers Bill and surveys of the religious makeup of children immigrants to other countries. Third clipping dated May 20, 1939, reporting that the Senate voted against the Kenny resolution

RG-58.02.06, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, first clipping dated May 18, 1939, a chastisement of those who do not support the Wagner-Rogers Bill and a rebuttal of their major complaints. Second clipping dated May 19, 1939, reporting from New York that the City Council adopted a resolution to memorialize Congress to pass the Warner-Rogers Bill

RG-58.02.07, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau. 3 clippings dated May 20, 1939 reporting that the Senate had voted against the Kenny resolution without debate

RG-58.02.08, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, 2 clippings duplicate article that appeared in the Sentinel of Hanford, CA on May 20, 1939 and the Journal on May 21, 1939 that the Senate turned down the Kenny resolution

RG-58.02.09, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, 3 clippings. First clipping dated May 23, 1939 seeking to clear up misunderstandings of the Wagner-Rogers Bill that have been causing opposition by detailing provisions of the bill that require support by private organizations and a review of physical and mental conditions before children are admitted. Second clipping dated May 24, 1939 reporting that the American Legion is opposed to the Wagner-Rogers Bill. Third clipping dated May 24, 1939 reports that Joe E. Brown and Bella Spewack appeared in support of the Wagner-Rogers Bill

RG-58.02.10, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, 2 clippings dated May 24, 1939, reporting that celebrity Joe Brown flew to Washington to voice his support of Wagner-Rogers Bill

RG-58.02.11, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, 2 clippings dated May 24, 1939, reporting that the California State Assembly adopted a resolution that would memorialize Congress to enact the Wagner-Rogers Bill and commenting on the resolution’s return to the Senate

RG-58.02.12, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, clipping dated May 24, 1939 detailing the Senate Labor and Capital Committee, defeat of the major liberal labor laws and mentioning the adoption by the Assembly of the resolution favoring the Wagner-Rogers Bill

RG-58.02.13, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, 3 clippings. First clipping dated May 25, 1939, editorial arguing that Franco’s backing by the church and aristocracy is not favorable for the people of Spain, mentioning the book written by the Infanta Eulalia of Spain detailing the corruption in the modern day church. Second clipping dated May 25, 1939, reporting the State Assembly has passed the resolution favoring the Wagner-Rogers Bill and commenting on the reasoning of the one vote in opposition. Third clipping dated May 25, 1939, reporting on the formation of a committee in California supporting the Wagner Act, an act important to organized labor

RG-58.02.14, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, Repeat of .13

RG-58.02.15, Newspaper clipping of two editorial letters written in opposition of the Wagner-Rogers Bill, reasoning that there are already underprivileged children, questioning how many are Jews, and describing anti-American German immigrants

RG-58.02.16, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, Inferior copy of above clipping

RG-58.02.17, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, 2 clippings dated May 25, 1939. First clipping is an editorial arguing that Franco’s backing by the church and aristocracy is not favorable for the people of Spain, mentioning the book written by the Infanta Eulalia of Spain detailing the corruption in the modern day church. Second clipping is an article with photo reporting on movie comedian Joe E. Brown’s appeals to support the Wagner-Rogers Bill

RG-58.02.18, 2 newspaper clippings. First clipping is a segment of an editorial letter about modern church corruption in Spain and Franco. Second clipping, dated May 24, describes Joe E. Brown’s questioning by the House Immigration and Naturalization Committee

RG-58.02.19, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, 3 clippings dated May 25, 1939. One article dispelling opposing arguments to the Wagner-Rogers Bill. Two articles reporting on comedian Joe E. Brown’s support of the bill

RG-58.02.20, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, 2 clippings. First clipping dated May 25, 1939, describing Joe. E. Brown’s appearance before the House Immigration and Naturalization Committee. Second clipping, dated May 26, is a letter to the editor comprised of a copy of a letter sent to Wagner and Rogers informing them of the support of a membership of war veterans for their bill

RG-58.02.21, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, Newspaper photograph and caption, dated May 26, 1939, of Joe E. Brown, Representative Louis Rabaut, and Representative Charles Kramer

RG-58.02.22, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, 2 clippings dated May 26, 1939. First clipping reports on Joe E. Brown’s support for the Wagner-Rogers Bill. Second article reports the support of the bill by organized labor union, Congress of Industrial Organizations

RG-58.02.23, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, clipping dated May 26, 1939, reporting on the appearance of Joe. E. Brown before the House Immigration and Naturalization Committee supporting the Wagner-Rogers Bill, mentioning others in support and describing a heated debate

RG-58.02.24, Newspaper clipping, dated May 26, 1939, from Berkeley, CA, seeking to join those in favor of and opposed to joining the war in support of the Wagner-Rogers Bill, describing supporters, the children, and other supporting countries

RG-58.02.25, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, 3 clippings. First clipping dated May 26, 1939 reporting testimony to Congress of Hitler’s plans to purge Bavarian Catholics next by witness in support of Wagner-Rogers Bill. Second clipping, dated May 26, 1939, is an editorial letter questioning the reasoning behind the Wagner-Rogers Bill, claiming it goes against immigration laws. Third clipping, dated May 30, 1939, reports that a secret poll of Congress shows that the bill will be defeated and contemplates the possibility that the results of the poll will bring an attempt to stop the bill in the Senate or House Committees

RG-58.02.26, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, Newspaper photograph and caption, dated May 27, 1939, featuring Joe. E. Brown after his appearance in front of the House Immigration and Naturalization Committee 

RG-58.02.27, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, 2 clippings. First clipping, dated May 28, 1939, reports of a Mrs. Johnson formerly of San Diego campaigning for support of the Wagner-Rogers Bill, including a list of sponsors. Second clipping, dated May 29, 1939, report on the unanimous passing of a proposal supporting the Wagner-Rogers Bill by the Assembly. Also describes the provisions of the bill

RG-58.02.28, Newspaper clipping, hand dated May 29, 1939. Same article as above

RG-58.02.29, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, article dated May 29, 1939 supporting the Wagner-Rogers Bill reasoning that children are desirable immigrants because of their young age enabling them to form allegiances to America, preventing them from becoming competitors and causing them to be consumers, and drawing attention to America’s own underprivileged, and their desirable European heritage

RG-58.02.30, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, 4 clippings. First clipping dated May 30, 1939, reporting on the anticipated failure of the Wagner-Rogers Bill in the House or Senate Committees or through a filibuster as a result of a secret poll predicting defeat of the bill. Second clipping dated May 31, 1939, reports on the opposition to the Wagner-Rogers Bill by the legislative representative of the American Legion. Third clipping dated May 30, 1939, reports on CBS comedian Joe E. Brown’s and playwright Bella Spewack’s support of the Wagner-Rogers Bill. Fourth clipping dated May 31, 1939, reports on opposition to the Wagner-Rogers Bill by the legislative representative of the American Legion mentioning the defense given by another opponent that it would increase opposition to Jews in America

RG-58.02.31, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, Newspaper photograph and caption of Joe E. Brown dated May 31, 1939, and second clipping argues for the passage of the Wagner-Rogers Bill as a catalyst to help the underprivileged children in America and that it is not a racial question

RG-58.02.32, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, clipping dated June 1, 1939, in support of the Wagner-Rogers Bill, detailing the bill’s provisions. Second clipping is a newspaper photograph and caption of Joe E. Brown supporting the bill

RG-58.02.33, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, first clipping dated June 1, 1939, reports on opposition to the Wagner-Rogers Bill by the legislative representative of the American Legion mentioning the defense given by another opposed that it would increase opposition to Jews in America. Second clipping dated June 2, 1939, reports of witness who denounces Wagner-Rogers Bill as a plot by communists to overthrow America

RG-58.02.34, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, Clipping dated June 1, 1939 in support of the Wagner-Rogers Bill, detailing the bill’s provisions, entitled “A Child Shall Lead Them”

RG-58.02.35, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, 2 clippings dated June 1, 1939, of the article “A Child Shall Lead Them” appearing in the Harbor Bulletin of Hueneme and the Weekly Herald of Ontario, CA

RG-58.02.36, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, first clipping dated June 5, 1939 announcing a debate held at the Public Affairs Forum in Salt Lake City, Utah over the Wagner-Rogers Bill. Second clipping dated June 6, 1939 argues for care to be given to underprivileged children in America rather than refugees

RG-58.02.37, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, first clipping dated June 6, 1939 contains two letters to the editor, one arguing that we should support underprivileged children at home before immigrants and the other describing the pride in his adopted country of the author’s father, a German Jewish immigrant. Second clipping dated June 7, 1939, letter commenting on the editorial entitled, “Child Refugees”

RG-58.02.38, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, first clipping dated June 9, 1939 describes a series of anti-immigration bills that critics contend have links to Nazism. Second clipping dated June 9, 1939 supports that Wagner-Rogers Bill and attempts to answer arguments made against the bill

RG-58.02.39, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, continuation of above articles in .38

RG-58.02.40, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, first clipping dated June 10, 1939 that the California legislature favored the Wagner-Rogers Bill, stating that the Senate concurred with the assembly on the joint resolution favoring the bill and that copies of the resolution would be sent to the President. Second clipping dated June 12, 1939, sentimental plea in favor of helping immigrant refugee children, comparing the current crisis with the response to the San Francisco earthquake

RG-58.02.41, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, first clipping dated June 16, 1939, letter to the Los Angeles Examiner reminding those opposed to helping the Jewish refugees of the words written on the Statue of Liberty. Second clipping arguing that no one was concerned for the suffering children of other nationalities and that the German children are not special. Third clipping dated June 13, 1939, reporting the California Senate endorsed the Assembly resolution in support of the Wagner-Rogers Bill. Fourth clipping dated June 16, 1939, reporting First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s support of the Wagner-Rogers Bill

RG-58.02.42, Allen’s Press Clipping Bureau, Letter to the Los Angeles Examiner dated June 19, 1939, arguing that many have contributed to children of other nationalities and that now human decency demands that for German children as well 

RG-58.03, Telegrams

RG-58.03.01, Western Union telegram to Dr. Marion E. Kenworthy from Winthrop T. Johnson, dated May 5, 1939, informing her that the Indianapolis Legion Executive Committee adopted resolution against the bill and asking if fight to local legion groups should be continued

RG-58.03.02, Western Union telegram to Dr. Marion E. Kenworthy from Winthrop T. Johnson, dated May 14, 1939, requesting clarification on bill status in House and Senate and informing of delay of California resolution for favorable press

RG-58.03.03, Postal Telegraph telegram to Dr. Marion E. Kenworthy from Winthrop Johnson, dated May 8, 1939, stating passage of resolution practically assured and advising that Kenny or he offer Olson Co-Sponsor

RG-58.03.04, Postal Telegraph telegram to Dr. Marion E. Kenworthy, dated May 7-8, 1939, mentioning National Federation Women’s Clubs Convention in San Francisco and possible talk at convention through the Chairman of International Relations Committee South Dakota Delegation

RG-58.03.05, Postal Telegraph telegram from Winthrop Johnson suggesting Ray Wilbur address convention

RG-58.03.06, Western Union telegram to Dr. Marion E. Kenworthy from Winthrop Johnson, dated May 17, 1939, informing her of where Herbert Hoover is staying and his success with Congressman John Anderson

RG-58.03.07, Two Western Union telegrams sent by Clarence E. Pickett, both dated 31 May 1939, asking for influence on Representative John Anderson to favor Wagner-Rogers Bill

RG-58.03.08, Two Western Union telegrams, one sent to Clarence E. Pickett, other to Marion Spitzer, former dated 1 June 1939

RG-58.03.09, Western Union telegram to Clarence E. Pickett from Robert Wormser, dated May 29, 1939, suggesting that Pickett wire Dr. Samuel Langer and Jessie Stinehart, Head of Jewish Welfare, to influence Representative Anderson

RG-58.03.10, Two Western Union telegrams, one to Marion Sanders, other to Georgia Cutler, dated 10 and 11 July 1939

RG-58.04, Activity of Non-Sectarian Committee for German Refugee Children

RG-58.04.01, List of National Committee members

RG-58.04.02, List of accepted Non-Sectarian Committee members

RG-58.04.03, Memo regarding Wagner-Rogers Bill

RG-58.04.04, Affidavit by the County of Los Angeles regarding Winthrop Johnson, undated

RG-58.04.05, California Press Clippings Index

RG-58.04.06, Affidavit by the County of Los Angeles regarding Winthrop Johnson, dated 20 June 1939

RG-58.04.07, Newspaper clippings relative to Wagner-Rogers Bill

RG-58.04.08, Newspaper clippings relative to Wagner-Rogers Bill

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Committees and organizations aiding refugees from German-controlled and occupied countries, US
Committees and organizations aiding refugees from Germany
Documents in English language
German-Jewish refugees, immigration to the United States, 1930s
German-Jewish refugees in the United States
Immigration of Jewish children as refugees from Nazi Germany, 1939
Immigration to the United States, 1930s
Immigration to the United States from the German-controlled and occupied territories, 1933 -- 1939
Jewish children as refugees from Nazi Germany, 1939
Marion E. Kenworthy, public figure, United States
Marion E. Kenworthy, public figure in the refugee matters, United States
Narratives in English language
Non-Sectarian Committee for German Refugee Children, United States
official correspondence
Official correspondences, United States
official requirements for the immigration to the United States, 1930 -- 1939
Postal telegrams, United States
Publications in the American periodicals about the refugee matters, 1930s
Telegrams with regard to the refugees from Germany, 1930s, United States
United States (1900 -- 1939)
Wagner - Rogers Bill in the German refugee matters, 1939
Western Union, telegrams and wires
Winthrop T. Johnson, functionary in the refugee committees


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American newspapers' coverage with regard to the provision and legistlation in the matter of the acceptance of Jewish refugee children from Germany and German-occupied and controlled countries in Europe
Subject/Index Terms:
American newspapers, coverage of the prospective bill on German refugees, 1939
Wagner - Rogers Bill in the German refugee matters, 1939
Wagner - Rogers bill to admit 20,000 German refugee children to US, 1939
Substantiation for the Wagner - Rogers bill to admit refugee children from Germany, 1939
Immigration of Jewish children as refugees from Nazi Germany, 1939
Discussion to admit 20,000 refugee children from Germany to US, 1939
Public campaign to admit 20,000 Jewish refugee children from Germany to US, 1939
United States (1939 -- 1945)
Narratives in English language
periodicals, American
Documents in English language
Winthrop T. Johnson, functionary in the refugee committees
Creators:
Marion E. Kenworthy (1939 -- 1970)
Winthrop T. Johnson, functionary in the refugee committees (1939)


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