Larry Rubin Papers, 1960-1977


Larry Wolf Rubin was born June 23, 1942 in Philadelphia, where he lived until 1960 when he entered Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Rubin attended Antioch from 1960 until 1970 where he studied political science and pre-law subjects. He also interspersed his education with various co-op job programs sponsored by the college. He worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Mississippi and Georgia between 1961 and 1964, and also was with Acts for Peace in California. Rubin left school during 1967, when he served as the national education director of the National Student Association (NSA), a position which he resigned upon learning that the CIA had secretly funded NSA operations abroad. In 1968 and 1969 Rubin was employed as a reporter for the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News; subsequently he held the positions of organizer, Washington representative, and writer-photographer with the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers Union of America, 1969-1976. In 1976-1977 Rubin worked in a public relations capacity for the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council; since 1978 he has been an associate editor for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. In addition to his professional positions, he has been a member of the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee and the New Jewish Agenda.