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Dr. Shmarya Kleinman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP000022
The papers of Dr. Kleinman consist primarily of personal correspondence with socialist, Angelica Balabanoff, who participated in the Bolshevik revolution and was later active in the Socialist Party in Italy. Balabanoff’s autobiography, My Life as a Rebel., was published in 1938. The collection also contains a copy of her published poems, Tears, and a typescript of Dr. Kleinman’s autobiography, dealing primarily with his experience as a medical student in revolutionary Russia and Poland and his career as a physician, reformer, and political activist in Detroit from the late 1920s to the early 1940s.

Dates

  • 1944 - 1962

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 MB)

Abstract

Shmarya Kleinman was born in Russia around 1891 and studied medicine in Russia and Poland before emigrating to the United States in 1923. In 1927, he established his medical practice in Detroit. Dr. Kleinman and his wife, Rose, were active in the affairs of the Jewish Community Council of Detroit, a local civil and human rights advocacy group. The papers of Dr. Kleinman consist of personal correspondence with socialist Angelica Balabanoff, who participated in the Bolshevik revolution and was later active in the Socialist Party in Italy. The collection also contains a typescript of Dr. Kleinman's autobiography dealing primarily with his experience as a medical student in revolutionary Russia and Poland and his career as a physician, reformer, and political activist in Detroit from the late 1920s to the early 1940s.

History

Shmarya Kleinman was born in Russia around 1891 and studied medicine in Russia and Poland before emigrating to the United States in 1923. In 1927, he established his medical practice in Detroit. Dr. Kleinman, who served as the organization’s president from 1950 to 1953, and his wife Rose were active in the affairs of the Jewish Community Council of Detroit, a local civil and human rights advocacy group. Rose Kleinman helped establish the Michigan State Housing Development Authority in 1967 to finance low income housing.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Acquisition

The papers of Dr. Shmarya Kleinman were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs by his wife, Rose Kleinman, in April of 1962. Additional papers were placed in the Archives in February of 1979 by Dr. Kleinman and in 1986 by Dr. Henry Chapnick.

Transfers

Several copies of the Socialist Proclamation and War Program (May 1917) have been placed in the Archives Audiovisual Collection.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in January 1985.
Title
Guide to the Dr. Shmarya Kleinman Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
1985-01
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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Detroit MI 48202 USA