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Mollie Lieber West

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Mollie Lieber West


This digital collection contains photographs and images of documents and objects from the Mollie Lieber West Papers at the Women and Leadership Archives (WLA).


Women and Leadership Archives


Mollie Lieber West Papers


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Collection Items

Mollie and Family in Poland
Young Mollie West (nee Shieman) shown with her immediate family, Father “Harry” Shieman, Mother “Minnie” Mindel Shieman, and younger brother Louis in Poland.

Mollie’s Immigrant Identification Card
Scan of Mollie West’s Immigrant Identification Card that was given to her at the American Consulate in Poland before she arrived in the United States.

Memorial Day Massacre Memories
Mollie remembers the influence the Memorial Day Massacre had on her.

Mollie and Carl Leiber
Photograph of Mollie shown with first husband Carl Leiber in his uniform.

Letter from Mollie to Carl, October 3, 1943
The correspondence from Mollie Leiber West to Carl Leiber describes the events at the Youth Communist League (YCL) convention when it disbanded. In the letter, Mollie describes the quick and dramatic dissolution of the YCL and the founding of…

Letter from Carl Leiber to Mollie, Jan 17, 1944
Correspondence from Carl Leiber describing his activities in the Army as he is being sent overseas. Dates, locations, and other information were censored out of the soldiers' letters so that information about military movements could not get into the…

Mollie and other youth delegates visiting Moscow
Mollie [far left] pictured with other delegates in Moscow. The United States delegation was invited to visit the Soviet Union while they were in Europe attending the World Youth Congress in London and the World Student Congress in Czechoslovakia.

Mollie and Steven West
Photograph of a tender moment between Mollie West and her adopted son, Steven West. Steven West was born 1951 and taken in by Molle and former husband James West six weeks after his birth and later adopted by them.
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