University of Delaware Library

Gold, Joseph, 1912-, collector.

Sir Joseph Gold political and miscellaneous ephemera collection

1960s-1990s


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 472


Creator: Gold, Joseph, 1912-, collector.


Title: Sir Joseph Gold political and miscellaneous ephemera collection


Title: 1960s-1990s


Extent: .67 linear feet (2 boxes)


Abstract: The Sir Joseph Gold political and miscellaneous ephemera collection comprises .67 linear feet of banknotes, correspondence, flyers, letterhead, newsletters, newspapers, pamphlets, posters, postcards, and reviews, pertaining to a variety of twentieth-century American and international political and social issues, dating from the 1960s through the 1990s. British attorney and author Joseph Gold (1912-2000) spent the majority of his career working for the International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s legal department.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 472, Sir Joseph Gold political and miscellaneous ephemera collection, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Boxes 1-2: Shelved in SPEC MSS manuscript boxes

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Gift of Sir Joseph Gold, 1999.

Processing

Processed by Elizabeth Crosman, June 2003. Updated by Maureen Cech, March 2011.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library, http://www.lib.udel.edu/cgi-bin/askspec.cgi


Biographical Note

British attorney and author Joseph Gold (1912-2000) spent the majority of his career working for the International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s legal department. He joined the IMF in 1946 as a counselor and served in several senior positions before becoming General Counsel and Director of the IMF' s Legal Department in 1960. A prolific scholar on monetary law, Gold published over twenty volumes of work on the interpretation of the IMF's Articles of Agreement and other legal aspects of the Fund. He retired in 1979, but served as Senior Counsel until shortly before his death. In 1980 Joseph Gold was knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for his contributions as an international civil servant.

Gold also served as a legal lecturer at several universities, including Southern Methodist University, University of Michigan, and Columbia School of Law. Gold's scholarly work was well respected by the legal and academic communities and he served on the editorial board of several legal journals.

Sources:

The Complete Marquis Who's Who TM. Marquis Who's Who, 2001. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Michigan.: The Gale Group, 2001.

Joseph Gold obituary, International Monetary Fund, www.imf.org.


Scope and Content Note

The Sir Joseph Gold political and miscellaneous ephemera collection comprises .67 linear feet of banknotes, correspondence, flyers, letterhead, newsletters, newspapers, pamphlets, posters, postcards, and reviews, pertaining to a variety of twentieth-century American and international political and social issues, dating from the 1960s through the 1990s.

The collection is arranged into three series: I. Political issues; II. Non-political ephemera; and III. Letterhead.

Series I. consists of ephemera relating to a variety of twentieth-century political and social issues, such as Black power and racism, campaigns and elections, civil and human rights, economic justice and equality, energy and the environment, the Vietnam Conflict, and international militarism and violence. Arranged topically, material includes flyers, postcards, correspondence, newsletters, newspapers, and pamphlets.

Series II. contains non-political ephemera including reviews and advance releases of published books, poetry performances and broadsides, and assorted materials relating to the theater and other performance art, particularly from San Francisco, California. There are also materials relating to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which include a review of Sir Joseph Gold's book, Interpretations: The IMF and International Law, and banknotes from the former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc.

Series III. includes samples of blank letterhead, envelopes, and postcards from various airlines, cruise ships, hotels, and other businesses in the United States and abroad.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Cleaver, Eldridge, 1935-1998.
Corporate Names
Black Panther Party.
Topical Terms
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements.
Black power--United States--History--20th century.
Protest movements--United States--History--20th century.
San Francisco (Calif.)--Social life and customs--20th century.
Student movements--United States--History--20th century.
Political campaigns--United States--History--20th century.
Social justice--History--20th century.
Peace movements--History--20th century.
Feminism--History--20th century.
Apartheid--South Africa--History--20th century.
Drug legalization--United States.
Environmental justice--United States.
Geographic Names
San Francisco (Calif.)--History--20th century.
Washington (D.C.)--History--20th century.
France--History--20th century.
Greece--History--20th century.
Italy--History--20th century.
Mexico--History--20th century.
Scandinavia--History--20th century.
Switzerland--History--20th century.
Form/Genre Terms
Correspondence.
Flyers.
Pamphlets.
Posters.
Postcards.
Newsletters.
Paper money.
Newspapers.
Sheet music.
Reports.
Letterhead.
Broadsides.
Programs.
Personal Contributors
Muir, John.
Corporate Contributors
International Monetary Fund.

Related Materials in this Repository

MSS 446 Sir Joseph Gold collection related to Samuel Beckett


  • I. Political issues
  • II. Non-political ephemera
  • III. Letterhead

Detailed Contents List

Series I. Political ephemera , 1961-1994, undated

Series I. consists of ephemera relating to a variety of twentieth-century political and social issues, such as Black power and racism, campaigns and elections, civil and human rights, economic justice and equality, energy and the environment, the Vietnam Conflict, and international militarism and violence. Arranged topically, material includes flyers, postcards, correspondence, newsletters, newspapers, and pamphlets.

Subseries I.A.

Civil issues , 1966-1994, undated   [Box ]

Black power and racism , 1968, 1970, undated   [Box 1 F1]

Materials pertaining to the Black Panthers (including cooperation with the White Panthers), event announcements, the Huey Newton (and Street) affair, newspapers and newsletters, and student movements.

Campaigns and elections , 1968, 1971, undated   [Box 1 F2]

Materials pertaining to Democratic Party voter registration and the campaigns of John C. and Joseph Brinton Dillingham, Father Drinan, John Lindsay, Robert Kennedy, Norman Mailer (and the Statehood for New York City movement), Eugene McCarthy, George McGovern, Richard Nixon, the Peace and Freedom Party, and the Socialist Party.

Civil and human rights , 1966-1976, 1989-1990   [Box 1 F3]

Materials pertaining to Abortion Rights (People to Abolish Abortion Laws), the ERA (National Organization of Women), Genocide (SDS, Vietnam Peace Rescue), International problems (Washington Young Socialist Alliance), Native Americans (D.C. Wounded Knee Defense Committee), South Africa (Apartheid—Committee of Consciousness Against Apartheid, Mass Coalition for Divestment from South Africa), United Kingdom (Aldermastan March Committee, Congress of Dialectics of Liberation, Irish Civil Rights Solidarity Campaign, National Council for Civil Liberties), United States (Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty, Center for Constitutional Rights, New York Civil Liberties Union, SCLC Washington Bureau), and Wanted Posters f or human rights abuses (Harry N. Shlaudeman—Pledge of Resistance, Eduard Roschmann, Burt J. Miller, Wilbur D. Mills—National Welfare Rights Organization), All African People's Revolutionary Party.

Community building , undated   [Box 1 F4]

Includes materials pertaining to Mobile Community Seminars, Oakridge, United Family, and Vermont Free Territory.

Defense of the accused and imprisoned , 1966-1967, circa 1970-1979, undated   [Box 1 F5]

Includes materials pertaining to the defense of Fathers Dan and Phil Berrrigan, the Chicago Defendants, Eldridge Cleaver, Edward Randy Coleman, Angela Davis, R. G. Davis, Greg Dunkel, Carol Evans, James Lowell, Jake Prescott and Ian Purdie, Nawal el Saadawi, Paul Waldman, and Leonard Wolf, and a pamphlet by Release.

Drugs , 1967, undated   [Box 1 F6]

Includes materials pertaining to the legalization, selling, and use of ecstasy, heroin, and marijuana.

Economic justice , 1967-1971, undated   [Box 1 F7]

Includes materials pertaining: anti-capitalism (Macy's, Social Credit Secretariat, park ownership), boycotts and strikes (Montgomery County Education Association, J.P. Stevens and Woodies, G.W. Hospital, Painters District Council 9-AFL-CIO, Communication Workers of America and AT-T, Owl and Tortoise, Retail Store Employees Union, George Washington University and Coca Cola Company and Phillip Morris Company, Committee Against Repression in Brazil—Hyattsville, Maryland), Poverty and Hunger (Oxfam, Women United for Action, National Welfare Rights Organization, League to Abolish Poverty, Government Employee Fast Day), the SafeWay grocery stores (Farm Union Workers, California grape and lettuce boycott), US Government (Gloria Swanson Health Freedom Awards, women and welfare, Vietnam Veterans housing crisis, Grey Panthers and the training wage.

Energy and environmental issues , circa 1970-1979, undated   [Box 1 F8]

Includes materials pertaining to the energy crisis and gas rationing (MD/DC Center for United Labor Action, Militant Forum), pollution, garbage, and vegetarians (Vegetarian Youth Movement.)

Jewish issues , circa 1969, 1994, undated   [Box 1 F9]

Includes materials pertaining to Jews for Jesus and the plight of Soviet Jews (Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington. National Conference on Soviet Jewery). Also includes a letter to Mr. Chandavarkar from Isaiah Berlin concerning Keynes and Anti-Semitism.

Subseries I.B. Militarism , 1961-1991, undated

Protesting politicians , 1966, circa 1970-1970, 1981   [Box 1 F10]

Includes materials protesting President Carter (National Association of Chinese-Americans), Mayor Koch and Senator D'Amato (West Coast Committee to Save the Theatres), Hubert Humphrey, President Nixon (SANE, Washington Area Impeachment Coalition), and President Regan (All-People's Congress).

Anti-Vietnam , circa 1961-1975   [Box 1 F11]

Includes materials pertaining to anti-war groups including peace groups (Washington Area Peace Activism Coalition, Committee for Non-Violent Action, D.C. Moratorium Committee, Peace Be Known, Non-Violent Action in Vietnam), students (New York University, Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, High School Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam Iranian Students Association), veterans (Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Vietnam Veterans to End the War, Veterans and Reservists to End the War in Vietnam, Veterans for Peace in Vietnam, Vets for Peace), women (United Women's Contingent, Women Strike for Peace, Women Against the War, Women for Peace and Justice), anti-war activities: art (also discussions, lectures), demonstrations (also marches, pickets, rallies), letters (also petitions, signed notices), and information about the war and the death of Vietnamese civilians

Pro-Vietnam , circa 1961-1975   [Box 1 F12]

Includes material pertaining to blood donations and the donation of medical supplies (Medical Aid Committee for Vietnam), counteracting peace groups, and marches, rallies for victory and patriotism (March for Victory, Freedom Rally Committee.

International militarism and violence issues , 1968-1976, 1991, undated   [Box 1 F13]

Includes material pertaining to Biafra (Nigerian Civil War), China (end US support for Taiwan, US recognition of People's China), Chile (memorial for Orlando Letelie), Cuba (protest in DC for a free Cuba), El Salvador (stop the US war buildup), Germany (rise of Neo-Nazis), Greece (American Committee for Democracy and Freedom in Greece, Greek Peace and Democratic Youth Movement), Iran (CIA involvement, dictatorship of the Shah, struggle for Iranian freedom), Iraq (1991 Middle East Conflict), Netherlands (1568 Dutch Revolution – living history posters), Nicaragua (IMF intervention), Palestinians (refugee issue, call for Muslim intervention), South Africa (apartheid, Sharpeville Massacre), and Turkey (Turkey Solidarity Campaign.)

Anti-weapons , 1967, undated   [Box 1 F14]

Includes material pertaining to Anti-Ballistic Missile System (federal employees against the anti-ballistic missile system, SANE), the B-1 Bomber (American Friends Service Committee), nerve and tear gas (CBW Campaign Support Group), and nuclear weapons (Christian Group of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, War Resisters League.)

Peace issues , circa 1961-1975   [Box 1 F15]

Includes material pertaining to the draft (abolishing the draft, changing the draft, resisting the draft, draft counseling—American Friends Service Committee, Student Mobilization Committee, Greenwich Village Peace Center, New York Students for a Democratic Society, The Resistance), peace (peace in Vietnam, opposition to all violence, religion and peace—People's Coalition for Peace and Justice, Peoples Lobby, Poets for Peace, New York Catholic Peace Fellowship, Council for a World Without War, Krishna Consciousness Inc., New York Fellowship of Reconciliation), War Resistance (The Resistance, War Resisters League, Women War Resistors.)

Subseries I.C. Political art , 1967-1981, undated

Political art , 1967-1981, undated   [Box 2 F16]

Includes material pertaining to books (order forms), feminism, film, performance art (theater, street art, music), poetry, politics and art (censorship, public funding: Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment for the Arts), Serials (Ozzzzzz, Political Quarterly, Salted Feathers, and WIN.)

Subseries I.D. Political miscellany , 1967-1988, undated

Student politics , 1967, undated   [Box 2 F17]

Includes material pertaining to student elections and strikes.

Berkeley , 1969, undated   [Box 2 F18]

Includes material pertaining to the People's Park and the Berkeley Commune.

Harvard , 1968-1970, undated   [Box 2 F19]

Includes material pertaining to the relationship between Harvard and private industries, a political capture the flag game, and alumni reports on political activities on campus.

General protesting materials , undated   [Box 2 F20]

Includes Free Speech Songbook: Songs of, by, and for the F.S.M., and a Release card giving instructions for those who are arrested.

Political miscellaneous ephemera , 1988, undated   [Box 2 F21]

Includes materials with the following headings: Crush the American Ayatollah, Thomas Jefferson, For Concerned Americans: A “State of the Nation” Conference, The Pigs Took Away the Courthouse so We'll Have to Use the Streets Tonight, Super Blow.

Subseries I.E. International political ephemera , 1961-1978, undated

France , circa 1961-1975   [Box 2 F22]

Includes materials pertaining to Art for Vietnam, workers organizations, French-Chinese culture, Ireland, and the renovation of the St. German Market Place.

Greece , 1970   [Box 2 F23]

Italy , 1975, undated   [Box 2 F24]

Includes materials pertaining to Yugoslavia, Student Workers, Italians against Franco and fascism in Spain, and divorce in Italy.

Mexico , 1978, undated   [Box 2 F25]

Includes materials pertaining to Mexican socialism and the workers movement.

Scandinavia , circa 1970, undated   [Box 2 F26]

Materials from Denmark, Norway and Sweden

Switzerland , 1977   [Box 2 F27]

Includes materials pertaining to South Africa and Apartheid.

Series II. Non-political ephemera , 1966-1996, undated

Series II. contains non-political ephemera including reviews and advance releases of published books, poetry performances and broadsides, and assorted materials relating to the theater and other performance art, particularly from San Francisco, California. There are also materials relating to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which include a review of Sir Joseph Gold's book, Interpretations: The IMF and International Law, and banknotes from the former USSR and the Eastern Bloc.

Subseries II.A. Art , 1966-1979, undated

Materials relating to published books , circa 1970-1979, undated   [Box 2 F28]

Includes materials relating to: Poesie vivante, In Gorge with a Friend, The Man Who Kept Cigars in His Cap, Breakthrough Books, Literary Frontiers, TriQuarterly: A National Review of Arts, Letters and Opinion, 50% the Visible Woman, Away, Mountain Poems, Background Music, and Interaction.

Poetry , undated   [Box 2 F29]

Includes the following poems: America, You're Under Arrest! (by Jacob Kisner), come one come all., eye ball confrontations, Let the Cities Death Be Drawn (by John Muir.)

Miscellaneous art , 1966   [Box 2 F30]

Includes: Bill Graham presents in San Francisco (2 postcards), Go Go Go Downtown See D.C. (sponsored by the Mayors committee), Social Evening (a get-together got together by Mujeres Libres and London Anarchists), an Ad for the International Dialogue of Experimental Architecture, S.F. mime troupe, a request for funds by the Committee to Rescue Italian Art (CRIA), Psychedelic Showcase, General Rules for Snake Dance Visitors (rules for those attending the Hopi snake dance ritual.)

Subseries II.B. International Monetary Fund (IMF) , 1971-1996

International Monetary Fund (IMF) , 1971, 1991-1996   [Box 2 F31]

Includes: International Monetary Fund Directory: Members, Quotas, Governors, Voting Power, Executive Board, Officers (September 7, 1993), J. Gold Pass for the Ministerial Meeting of the Group of Ten (1971), Draft Report of the Executive Board to the Interim Committee on the Question of an SDR Allocation and Related Issues (1993), memo and map regarding planned disruptive demonstrations against the IMF (1971), a review of Joseph Gold's book, Interpretation: the IMF and International Law, by Andre Tunc, Last Currency of the USSR and Historic Banknotes of the New Eastern Bloc (both contain full sets of actual, uncirculated currency.)

Subseries II.C. Miscellaneous ephemera , 1968, undated

Miscellaneous ephemera , 1968, undated   [Box 2 F32]

Includes: a Hell's Angel Raffle flyer, a Meet a Mate computer dating questionnaire, and an advertisement for free personality testing.

Series III. Letterhead , undated

Series III. includes samples of blank letterhead, envelopes, and postcards from various airlines, cruise ships, hotels, and other businesses in the United States and abroad.

Airlines , undated   [Box 2 F33]

Contains materials from American Airlines, British Airways, British Overseas Airways Corporation, BWIA, Concord, On Board Ethiopian, Pan Am, Royal Nepal Airlines, Swiss Air, TWA.

Cruises , undated   [Box 2 F34]

Contains materials from Cunard Line, R.M.S. Queen Mary and Sun Line Cruises.

Hotels , undated   [Box 2 F35]

Includes materials from hotels in: Africa, Canada, Central and South America, China, Europe, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Scandinavia, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Cummin's Engine Company, Inc. , undated   [Box 2 F36]

Contains the corporate letterhead of Richard M. Gold, Vice-President for Aftermarket business.