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Finding aid of the Max Gundy and Jack D. Bloch Papers
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Series 1:  Community Activism 1974-1994

Physical Description: 42 folders.

Series Scope and Content

From 1977 to 1994, Gundy participated in approximately twenty different progressive community organizations in Long Beach, including Communist, socialist, and peace groups. The folders in this series are arranged alphabetically by the name or title Gundy provided, and contain Gundy's handwritten notes and minutes along with the organizations' newsletters, flyers, and other materials. The first two folders listed contain unsorted flyers and handwritten lists and notes. The folders contain Gundy's handwritten notes and minutes along with the organizations' newsletters, and flyers.
Box 1 : 1

Unsorted Flyers circa 1985

Box 1 : 2

Unsorted Lists and Notes circa 1985

Box 1 : 3

Ad Hoc Committee in Defense of the Political Prisoners of Iran 1984

Box 1 : 4

American Civil Liberties Union Gay Rights Chapter (ACLU GRC) 1977-1989

Box 1 : 5

Center 55 1988-1995

Box 1 : 6

Coalition for a National Health Care Plan / Los Angeles South Coalition for National Health Care 1984-1985

Box 1 : 7

Coalition to Roll Back Rents / Council of Senior Citizens 1978

Box 1 : 8

Committee for a Just Peace in the Middle East 1974-1976

Box 1 : 9

Committee in Solidarity with the People of Iran (CISPI) 1984-1985

Box 1 : 10

Communist Party 1979-1989

Box 1 : 11

Couples 1984-1984

Box 1 : 12

Daily World 1973-1985

Box 1 : 13-14

Gray Panthers 1977-1988

Box 1 : 15

International Book Shop (IBS) 1977-1989

Box 1 : 16

Long Beach Anti-Klan Coalition (LBAKC) 1981-1983

Box 1 : 17

Long Beach Area Citizens for Peace (LBACP) 1981-1985

Box 1 : 18

Long Beach Area Citizens Involved (LBACI) 1977-1984

Box 1 : 19

Long Beach Area Peace Network (LBAPN) 1982-1992

Box 1 : 20

Long Beach Club of the Communist Party (Club) 1983-1989

Box 1 : 21

Long Beach Housing Action Association (LBHAA) 1978-1981

Box 1 : 22-23

Long Beach Lambda Democratic Club (LBLDC) 1977-1990

Box 1 : 24

National MJ Coalition on Lebanon 1982

Box 1 : 25

National Committee Against Repressive Legislation (NCARL) 1983-1984

Box 1 : 26

ONE, Incorporated 1970-1984

Box 1 : 27-28

ONE in Long Beach, Incorporated 1977-1994

Box 1 : 29

Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) 1981-1994

Box 2 : 1

Peace and Solidarity Commission 1983-1984

Box 2 : 2

People for Just Cause Evictions 1983

Box 2 : 3 ; 5 : 5 (Oversize)

People's World, People's Daily World 1977-1988

Box 2 : 3

1977-1988

Box 5 : 5 (Oversize)

1979-1980

Box 2 : 4

PISC (unknown acronym) 1984

Box 2 : 5

Response Committee to the Straight Community Order 1987

Box 2 : 6

Right on Committee (ROC) 1981-1989

Box 2 : 7

Socialist Classes 1981-1986

Box 2 : 8

Southern California Coalition for a National Health Service 1984-1989

Box 2 : 9

Tikva: Lesbian and Gay Jews Celebrating Our Heritage newsletter 1986

Box 2 : 10

The Unitarian Universalist Church (UUC), Unitarian Universalists Fellowship (UUF) 1977-1985

Box 2 : 11

The United States Peace Council (USPC) 1982-1984

Box 2 : 12

Wilsonian Apartments 1976-1994

 

Series 2:  Personal Documents 1887-1996

Physical Description: 37 folders.

Series Scope and Content

This series consists of genealogical information, correspondence, photographs, personal and business financial records, day planner desk calendars, and various greeting cards, including New Years, birth announcements, birthday, get-well, Christmas, and Hanukkah cards. The folders of three alphabetical file cases of correspondence and financial records retain their original alphabetical order. The eight folders of photographs consist of early family photographs, Gundy as an activist, Bloch in the military and on vacation, Gundy and Bloch together at home and on vacation, and photographs from their extended family.
Box 2 : 13

Biographical and Family Documents 1887-1996

Box 2 : 13

1887-1996

Box 5 : 1 (Oversize)

1887

 

Correspondence 1928-1995

Physical Description: 12 folders.
Box 2 : 16-17 ; 5 : 3 (Oversize)

File Case 1: A-W 1928-1953

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 2 : 18-19

File Case 2: D-Z 1929-1947

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 2 : 14-15 ; 5 : 2 (Oversize)

File Case 3: N-Z 1928-1947

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 2 : 20-22

1931-1995

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 5 : 4 (Oversize)

1977-1978

 

Max Gundy Printing 1952-1970

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 2 : 26

Bills and Receipts 1969

Box 2 : 25

Business Records 1952-1970

Box 2 : 27

Corporate Papers 1969

 

Personal 1940-1995

Physical Description: 20 folders.
Box 2 : 24

Bank Statements 1948-1984

Box 3 : 4-10

Day Planners 1970-1994

Physical Description: 11 items ; 7 folders.
Box 3 : 1

Federal, State, and Local Tax Documents 1955-1976

Box 3 : 11-18

Greeting Cards 1970-1995

Physical Description: 8 folders.
Box 2 : 23

Identification cards 1940-1982

Box 3 : 2

Insurance Documents 1956-1984

Box 3 : 3

Miscellaneous Receipts 1969-1986

 

Photographs circa 1916-circa 1990

Physical Description: 12 folders.
Box 4 : 1

Gundy and Gundy with Family circa 1916-1978

Box 4 : 2

Gundy and Progressive Organizations 1968-1985

Box 4 : 3

International Bookshop 1978

Box 4 : 4

Bloch and Bloch with Family circa 1929-circa 1984

Box 4 : 5

Bloch in United States Army, United States and Europe 1942-1945

Box 4 : 6

Bloch on Vacation circa 1945-circa 1965

Box 4 : 7-9

Gundy and Bloch circa 1950-1977

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 4 : 10-12

Extended Family circa 1920-1988

Physical Description: 3 folders.