IKOR YOR-BUKH 1932. ICOR YEAR BOOK 1932. [FIRST YEARBOOK PUBLISHED BY THE IKOR]
New York; Natsyonaln Ekzekutiv Komitet Fun Ikor, 1932. Item #41821
1st edition. Original Illustrated Paper Wrappers. 4to. XVIII, 206 pages. 28 cm. ICOR Yearbook 1932. In Yiddish and English. Published by the National Executive Committee of the ICOR, Organization for Jewish Colonization in the Soviet Union. The ICOR yearbook was published from 1932 to 1936. This issue contains well over 1300 names in Yiddish of Jewish supporters, generally part of part- or full-page ads taken out by IKOR branches or related groups. For example, a two-page “Tsvayte Aptaylung: Bronzvil “Ikor”...Bagrisungen fun Yehidim [sic]” (“Part Two: Brownsville [Brooklyn] Greetings from the Jews”) on pages 70-71, with list of 300 names below, presumably all members of the Brownsville IKOR branch which had each donated money to place the ad to support IKOR efforts. Just a few of the locals heading these lists of names include: the Ikor Druker Komite New York [Printers’ Committee]; Spring Valley, NY; Duluth MN; Siu Siti [Sioux City] IA; Cincinnati, OH; Oakland, CA; Syracuse, NY: Windsor, Canada; Vineland NJ, Newark, NJ; etc. The 70 pages of ads and paid greetings in the middle of the book also include hundreds of names in English, often as small classified-type ads of half- or one-inch height. English editorial on the history of the ICOR, a poem by Mayakovsky, and essays on “Biro-Bidjan in socialist construction”, “Palestine and Biro-Bidjan”, “Report of the Expedition to Biro-Bidjan. ” Yiddish sections includes lengthy reports on the ICOR’s activities and American support, proposed architectural and agricultural projects in Biro-Bidjan, illustrations of proposed architectural projects as well as completed structures, multiple charts and graphs detailing economic and material aspects to agricultural projects; with sixty pages containing hundreds of advertisements and encouraging words from businesses and individuals all over the United States in support of ICOR. Subjects: Jews - United States - Periodicals. Jews - Russia (Federation) - Birobidzhan - Periodicals. Jews - Colonization - Russia (Federation) - Birobidzhan - Periodicals. Jewish periodicals - United States. OCLC Number: 27350933. OCLC lists 16 copies. Some wear to wrappers at corners and spine, internally Very good condition. (YID-16-1Ax-L'ex).