Records, 1939-1992


Records, 1939-1992

Correspondence, financial records, minutes, etc., of the Window Shop (Cambridge, Mass.), established to offer employment to and raise money for refugees from Germany and Austria during World War II.

8 cartons, 12 file boxes, 7 folio folders, 8 folio+ folders, 1 supersize folder, 8 photograph folders, 1 phonograph record, 11 audio tapes, 1/2 file box memorabilia

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