Brockton, known as the "Shoe capitol", was an industrial city in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. The Jews of Brockton formed a labor association first known as the Labor League and then as the Labor Lyceum. The records kept by this association contain the names of members and their contributions along with their addresses. Most of the information in the ledgers is in English but there is some material in Yiddish. The Minutes of Board Directors is entirely in Yiddish.
The Brockton Labor Papers are housed at the American Jewish Historical Association. Copies can be ordered directly from them. Following is the citation for these papers:
Type / Call # LABOR / I-267 LEDGER BOOK DEPOSITS AND BOOKS IN THE LABOR LEAGUE LIBRARY
(1914-1919), LEDGER OF LABOR LEAGUE LIBRARY READERS AND CONTRIBUTIONS, LEDGER OF ADDRESSES
AND DEPOSITS OF LABOR LEAGUE LIBRARY READERS, RECORD BOOK OF MINUTES OF THE CONVENTION
COMMITTEE BRANCH 25 OF THE LEAGUE.
Locality MA, BROCKTON Size 4 items
Type / Call # LABOR / I-268 RECORD BOOK OF MINUTES OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Locality MA, BROCKTON Size1 item