Johnpoll, Bernard (1918-2006)
Scope:
The Bernard Johnpoll collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, personal memorabilia, printed materials, professional materials, research materials, legal materials, financial materials, film and video, audio materials, photographs, artwork, and electronic media.

The collection includes manuscripts for full-length works such as The Politics of Futility: The General Jewish Workers Bund of Poland 1917-1943 (Cornell University Press, 1966); A Documentary History of the Communist Party of the United States; and The Yiddish Press in America. Also present are manuscripts for "The World of Our Grandfathers" and "Karl Marx," both lectures.

Collected correspondence consists of professional exchanges (1973-2007) and personal letters (1998).

Personal memorabilia in the collection includes Johnpoll's high school diploma; Certificate of Initiation into Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society, 1962); Certificate of Honorable Discharge from U.S. Coast Guard (1943); and Boston University diploma (B.A.).

The collection's printed materials include programs, pamphlets, magazines (American Jewish History, Bostonia, The New Yorker), book covers, and more. Galley and page proofs for The Politics of Futility are also present.

Collected professional materials include Johnpoll's CV, business cards, press releases, and memos.

Johnpoll's research materials consist of broadsides, tear sheets, pamphlets, articles, and more, all of which are dedicated to the study of socialism. Items include volumes of Communia/Sociletiles, Charles Winick's USSR Humor (Peter Pauper Press, 1964), and "A Socialist Program for the Seventies" (circular).

The collection includes a number of Johnpoll's financial materials, such as transaction records, receipts, bank statements, and notes.

Collected legal materials are constituted by an agreement between Johnpoll and Berkshire Productions; a contract regarding WPBY television work; a "Certificate of Fellowship"; state census records; a certificate of copyright registration; a social security statement; and a stock certificate.

Also present are two Medicare contracts and Medicare information verification.

The collection's film and video is documented on 16mm film reels and a U-Matic cassette ("1954, The Ray Bolter Show").

Audio materials are recorded on reel-to-reel tapes ("FDR Nominates Al Smith, June 17, 1928," "Haydn – Emperor Quartet and Quartetta Italian," "From the New World Dvorak by Heldenberg," "Jutt, Solidarity," "Ariadne Ant Naxos – Strauss," "Mozart – Zauberflote") and cassette tapes ("Tucker Sings Yiddish," "Nostalgia, mama Ines," "Rehearsal, Joplin Tango," "FDR, 1920," "Benny Goodman, Pure Gold," and "Le Nozze Di Figaro II Akt, 1968").

Collected photographs are primarily personal and capture Johnpoll with his family and friends (black and white). Two color prints of Johnpoll's house are also included.

Artwork in the collection includes a black and white reprinted painting, as well as a reprinted black and white lithograph of Munch's "The Scream."
Notable Figures
1. Johnpoll, Bernard K.
Associated Subjects
1. Public Affairs Subject Guide
2. Jewish Studies Subject Guide
3. United States – History – 20th century
4. United States – Politics and government – 20th century
5. College teachers -- United States.
6. Political science – study and teaching
7. Historians – United States