This collection contains papers documenting the activities of Joseph Roos (1905-1999) from his retirement from the Community
Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation Council in 1969 until his death in 1999. These papers include correspondence,
research files, memoranda and publications. Some documentation of Roos's earlier activities investigating the activities of
the German Bund in Los Angeles in the 1930s is also present.
Joseph Roos (1908-1999) was a pioneering community relations adviser and activist who helped to infiltrate the prewar Nazi
movement in Los Angeles. Roos was born in Vienna, Austria, and came to the United States in 1928. He became a Chicago newspaperman
during the height of the Depression and in 1933 worked with George C. Marshall to launch the first government investigation
of Nazi activities in America.
13.0 Linear feet
13 boxes, 1 map case folder
The collection contains published materials; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers
on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers
when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish,
quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.