Sol Bloom (1870-1949) was a U.S. Congressman from New York City, 1923-1949, and served as chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, 1939-1949. Collection consists of Bloom's public papers as a member of Congress including case files, special bills, armed services academies files, and general correspondence; and personal miscellaneous papers. Bulk of the papers are case files containing correspondence with constituents seeking aid in the solution of problems requiring the intervention of a department or agency of the federal government. Some case files concern Jews and refugees in Europe and elsewhere who sought permission to emigrate to the United States before, during and after World War II. General correspondence is mainly ceremonial although some relates to public affairs and to matters pending before Congress. Also, draft of The Autobiography of Sol Bloom, 1949; scrapbooks of clippings, 1898-1903; and photograph and other memorabilia.