Scope and arrangement
The bulk of this collection consists of ephemera accumulated by Sontz in his work in politics and community affairs. The political items (1958-1970) include leaflets, form letters, posters, and campaign literature for local Bronx contests as well as for the mayoral elections of 1961, 1965, and 1969. A portion of the materials from the democratic clubs that Sontz headed consist of correspondence with various officials about neighborhood problems. Approximately one half of the collection consists of reference files on local community issues - schools, housing, transit, drugs, etc. - or local civic and political organizations. Most of this is printed ephemera.