Guide to the Papers of Louis Kraft (1891-1975),
1914-1975

P-673

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April 2005: Encoded archival description updated by Tanya Elder. Replaced boilerplate entities, attached new stylesheet, updated document type description, and inserted access points. March 28, 2006: Encoded archival description updated by Marvin Rusinek. Fixed biographical note, chronology, dates, and language material. April 11, 2006: Encoded archival description updated by Marvin Rusinek. Added links to Arrangement list, added punctuation to chronology events, created box-folder id's, added language codes, geographical name, date and num tags. June 8, 2006: Added links to the Series Arrangement by Marvin Rusinek.

Descriptive summary

Creator: Kraft, Louis (1891-1975)
Title: Louis Kraft Papers
Dates:undated, 1914-1975
Abstract: Papers of Louis Kraft, social worker, writer, executive director of the Jewish Welfare Board from 1938 to 1947. The collection is valuable to researchers studying the Jewish Community Center movement, in particular the activities of the National Jewish Welfare Board during the 1940's, as well as the reestablishment of Jewish community life in Europe after World War II. The collection contains correspondence, minutes, financial and fund raising documents, newspaper clippings, publications, agenda of meetings and conferences, resolutions, annual reports, and handwritten notes. Also included are personal items such as certificates, scrapbooks, diaries, greeting cards, and photographs.
Languages: The collection is in English, French, Hebrew, and German.
Quantity: 11.70 linear feet (20 manuscript boxes, 1 20 x 17 x 3)
Accession number: P-673
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Biographical Note

A U.S. social worker, Louis Kraft was born on January 2, 1891 to Abraham and Etta (Gellis) Kraft in Moscow, Russia, and was taken to the United States as a small child. He was brought up and educated in New York City. He married Isabelle Jacobsohn on April 12, 1919. They had four children, one of whom died in infancy. Stephen, Arthur, and Barbara survived into adulthood. Kraft later married Pauline Roman on July 1, 1948.

From 1914 to 1917 he served as Executive Director of the Bronx YM & YMHA. His first association with the Jewish Welfare Board (JWB) was in 1917 as Director of Activities in military camps during World War I. In 1921, he was named Director of Jewish Community Center Activities of the JWB. From 1938 to 1947 he served as Executive Director of that organization. In 1947, Kraft helped establish the World Federation of YMHAs and Jewish Community Centers, and served as secretary of that body until the 1970s. During the 1940s and 1950s, he engaged in establishing Jewish Community Centers overseas. He established the Jerusalem YM & YWHA in 1948. In 1950-1951, he helped reorganize the School of Social Work in Jerusalem at the request of the State Department.

In 1953, Kraft was invited by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and the Joint Distribution Committee to direct the planning of reconstruction and development of the Jewish communities in Europe and continued until 1961. In 1951, Kraft was the first recipient of the biennial Frank L. Well Award for notable contributions to the Jewish Community Center field. He was elected an Honorary Life member of the JWB Board of Directors. In 1964, he received the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Western Branch. He served at various times as President of the National Conference of Jewish Communal Service; President and Honorary President of the Association of Jewish Center Workers; President of the Social Group Work Section of the National Conference of Social Work; President of the International Conference of Jewish Social Work. He was one of the founders of the United Service Organization (USO) and a member of its Executive Committee during World War II. From 1961 until 1974, he served as voluntary Executive Secretary of the Association of Jewish Center Workers.

Kraft wrote Century of the Jewish Community Center Movement (1854-1954) (1953) and The Development of the Jewish Community Center (1968), and edited, with C.S. Bernheimer, Aspects of the Jewish Community Center (1954). He wrote many articles on subjects related to Jewish Community Centers, and was often referred to as "the architect of the Jewish community center movement."

Louis Kraft died on July 12, 1975 in his home on Central Park West, New York.

Chronology

January 2, 1891Born Moscow, Russia
1912B.S., CUNY
1914-1917Executive Director, Bronx YM-YWHA
1917-1920Director, Army, Navy Welfare Work, Jewish Welfare Board
April 12, 1919Marries Isabelle Jacobsohn, they later divorce
1921-1937Director, Jewish Community Center Activities, JWB
1938-1947National Executive Director, JWB
1940-1946Member, Executive Committee, USO
1943President, National Conference of Jewish Communal Service
1947General Secretary, World Federation of YMHA's and Jewish Community Centers; Honorary President, National Association of Jewish Center Workers
1948Founder, Jerusalem Branch, YM-YWHA
July 1, 1948Marries Pauline Roman
1948-1952International Conference of Jewish Social Workers
1950Reorganizes Jerusalem School of Social Work
1950-1951Lecturer, Jerusalem School of Social Work
1953-1961Community Reconstruction and Development, Europe, Joint Distribution Committee
1953Author, A Century of the Jewish Community Center Movement
1954Co-editor, Aspects of Jewish Center Work
1963Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Jewish Theological Seminary of America
1966Co-author, Change and Challenge: A History of 50 Years of JWB
1967Author, Social Agency Administration; Author, Development of the Jewish Community Center
1971Honorary degree, Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion
1972Townsend Harris Medal, City College Alumni Association
July 12, 1975Died, New York City


References: The preceding Sketch and Chronology were compiled on the basis of archival documents in the Papers of Louis Kraft as well as from data presented in Encyclopaedia Judaica, Vol. 10, p. 1235; Who's Who in World Jewry 1972. Ed. I.J. Carmin Karpman, N.Y.: Pitman Publishing Corp., 1972; The New York Times, July 12, 1975; Biographical Dictionary of Social Welfare in America (William I. Trattner, editor) Westport: Greenwood Press, 1986; and an email from Barbara S. Kraft, December 6, 2004..

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Scope and Content Note

The Papers of Louis Kraft reflect various activities in the Jewish Community Center movement in which Louis Kraft participated. Though the collection does not preserve the total volume of papers produced by Louis Kraft, it is valuable to researchers studying the Jewish Community Center movement, in particular the activities of the National Jewish Welfare Board during the 1940's, when Louis Kraft was Executive Director, as well as the reestablishment of Jewish community life in Europe after World War II.

The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, financial and fund raising documents, telegrams, newspaper clippings, press releases, pamphlets and publications, opinion papers, agenda of meetings and conferences, resolutions, annual reports, and handwritten notes. Also included are personal items such as report cards, certificates, scrapbooks and other ephemera. The documents are primarily in English, with a few in Hebrew, one in French, and in German.

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Arrangement

Subjects are arranged corresponding roughly to the original filing system of Louis Kraft. The arrangement of folders within is mixed: topical or by type of item and chronological for items within.

The collection is arranged in nine series as follows:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Executive Director of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

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Related Material

Additional material is available in the Records of the National Jewish Welfare Board and the Records of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

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Provenance

The Louis Kraft Papers were donated to the American Jewish Historical Society by Mr. Kraft's daughter, Barbara Kraft, in 1980.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Louis Kraft Papers; P-673; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Access Points

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Click the box in the request column to open the form that allows you to request a box for onsite viewing in the reading room at the Center for Jewish History, New York, NY.

 

Series I: Personal Affairs, undated, 1914-1975

4.7 linear ft.
Arrangement:

Arranged in original order.

Scope and Content:

This series is composed of correspondence, biographical material, greeting cards, congratulatory letters and telegrams on the occasion of testimonial dinners honoring anniversaries, retirements, promotions and birthdays. There are scrapbooks, photographs, diaries and certificates, and awards. Included are membership cards, two report cards from Columbia University, the last page of a prenuptial agreement fingerprints, and other ephemera. Correspondents include Frank L. Weil, Rabbi Philip Goodman, Hon. Irving Lehman, Sanford Solender, Harvey Golden, Philip Klutznick, Carl Urbont and Graenum Berger, among others. There is printed material on matters of interest to him that did not have a clear place in other series.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11Correspondence1920-1954request_box
  Contains Hebrew.   
12Correspondence1956request_box
13Correspondence1957request_box
14Correspondence1958request_box
15Correspondence1959request_box
  Contains French.   
16Correspondence1960-1969request_box
17Correspondenceundated, 1970-1975request_box
18Biographical: Curriculum Vitae1966, 1971request_box
19Biographical: Publications1914-1964 with gapsrequest_box
  Contains Hebrew.   
110Biographical: News clippings1936-1971 with gapsrequest_box
111Biographical: Reports1975request_box
112Biographical: Publications1974request_box
113Biographical: Articlesundated, 1970, 1974request_box
114Biographical: Newsletters1975request_box
115Biographical: Pamphlets1973, 1975request_box
116Biographical: News clippings1970srequest_box
117Biographical: Greeting cardsundated, 1962request_box
118Biographical: Miscellaneous and ephemeraundated, 1928-1961request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
21Appointment as Executive Director: Congratulations, lettersNovember 1-14, 1939request_box
22Appointment as Executive Director: Congratulations, lettersNovember 15-29, 1939request_box
23Appointment as Executive Director: Congratulations, lettersDecember 1939request_box
24Appointment as Executive Director: Congratulations, telegramsNovember 1939request_box
25Appointment as Executive Director: Publicity and clippings 1939-1940request_box
26Testimonial Dinner: Congratulations and regrets1939-1940request_box
27Testimonial Dinner: Telegrams1939request_box
28Testimonial Dinner: Miscellaneous1939request_box
2925th Anniversary JWB: Correspondence1942request_box
21025th Anniversary JWB: Telegramsundated, 1942request_box
211Testimonial, Pittsburgh: Correspondence and telegrams1940request_box
212Retirement from JWB: Correspondence1947request_box
213Testimonial Dinner: Correspondence1947request_box
214Testimonial Dinner: Telegrams1947request_box
215Testimonial Dinner: Miscellaneousundatedrequest_box
216Israel Bonds Testimonial: Miscellaneous1961request_box
217Testimonial, Jerusalem Y, 75th Birthday: Correspondence1966request_box
218UJA Luncheon: Miscellaneous1966request_box
21980th Birthday: Correspondence1971request_box
Box TitleDate
3 Diaries and commemorative books1945-1964 with gaps
Box TitleDate
4 Photographs: Miscellaneous1921-197?
Box TitleDate
OS Photographs1919
  

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Box TitleDate
5 Scrapbooks: USOundated
5 Scrapbooks: 80th birthday, contents1971
5 Scrapbooks: 80th birthday, resolution1971
5 Scrapbooks: 30th anniversary, JWB1947
Box TitleDate
21 Scrapbooks: Retirement JWB1947
  

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Box TitleDate
5 Certificatesundated, 1947-1975
Box TitleDate
21 Certificates1939-1973
  

[See Oversized Materials.]

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
61Printed Material: Reportsundated, 1946-1975 with gapsrequest_box
62Printed Material: Conferences1972, 1974request_box
63Printed Material: Newsletters and bulletinsundated, 1964-1969request_box
64Printed Material: Press releases1970-1971request_box
65Printed Material: Articles1953-1966 with gapsrequest_box
66Printed Material: Articlesundated, 1967-1972 with gapsrequest_box
67Printed Material: Publications1947-1974 with gapsrequest_box
68Printed Material: Circle articles1947-1973 with gapsrequest_box
69Printed Material: News clippingsundated, 1960-1975 with gapsrequest_box
610Printed Material: News clippings undatedrequest_box
  Contains Hebrew.   
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Series II: National Jewish Welfare Board, undated, 1923-1975

1.5 linear ft.
Arrangement:

Arranged in original order.

Scope and Content:

The National Jewish Welfare Board (JWB), founded in 1917, is a religious and welfare service organization for American Jewish military personnel, and coordinator of United States YMHAs and Jewish Community Centers. Louis Kraft worked for this organization from its inception until his retirement in 1961. Included in this series is correspondence with Frank L. Weil, Samuel D. Gershovitz, Oscar I. Janowsky, Samuel Behar, Jack Nadel, Bernard Postal, Sanford Solender, Rabbi Philip Goodman, Louis Stern, and others.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
71Correspondence1941-1954request_box
72Correspondence1955request_box
73Correspondence1956request_box
74Correspondence1957request_box
  Contains German.   
75Correspondence1958request_box
76Correspondence1959request_box
77Correspondence1964-1975request_box
78Memoranda1957, 1972request_box
79Reports1944-1967request_box
710Statements1947-1949request_box
711Articlesundated, 1957-1961request_box
712Printed Articles1940-1966request_box
713Newsletters1959request_box
714Press releases1950-1974 with gapsrequest_box
715News clippingsundated, 1957-1967request_box
716Miscellaneous1955-1959request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
81JWB Survey: Correspondence, memoranda1947-1948request_box
82JWB Survey: Reportsundated, 1948request_box
83JWB Survey: Minutes1947request_box
84JWB Survey: Articlesundated, 1948request_box
85JPS Volume: Correspondence1951-1965 with gapsrequest_box
86JPS Volume: Memoranda1947, 1949request_box
87JPS Volume: Minutesundatedrequest_box
88JPS Volume: Reportsundated, 1945-1965request_box
89JPS Volume: Articles, publication1923, 1948request_box
810JPS Volume: Circle articles1946-1947request_box
811JWB History: Notes, manuscriptsundated, 1937, 1962request_box
812JWB History: Printed material1936-1967 with gapsrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
91Emanu-El Midtown Y1967request_box
92Metropolitan Section: Correspondence, printed material1966-1967request_box
93Metropolitan Section: Annual reports1952-1963request_box
94Metropolitan Section: Miscellaneousundated, 1963, 1967request_box
9592nd Street Yundatedrequest_box
96East New York Y: Correspondence, reports, printed material 1963-1967request_box
97Bronx Y1967request_box
98Associated Y's: Correspondence1967-1968request_box
99Associated Y's: Memoranda1966-1967request_box
910Associated Y's: Reportsundated, 1966request_box
911Associated Ys: Handwritten notesundatedrequest_box
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Series III: Teaching, undated, 1946-1952

The series is in English and Hebrew.
0.5 linear ft.
Arrangement:

Arranged in original order.

Scope and Content:

This series includes course material, publications, lecture notes, memoranda, news clippings, and miscellany related to courses that Louis Kraft taught, both through the JWB Training Bureau (established in 1922, it encouraged lectures, forums, and classes) and during his time in Israel reorganizing the Jerusalem School of Social Work.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
101Training Bureau Courses: Community Organization and Administration, course materials1948request_box
102Training Bureau Courses: publicationsundated, 1947, 1948request_box
103Training Bureau Courses: Jewish Center Work, lecture notesundated, 1947, 1949request_box
104Training Bureau Courses: Yeshivah course, lecture notesundated, 1946, 1949request_box
105Jerusalem School of Social Work: Correspondence1950-1952request_box
106Jerusalem School of Social Work: Memoranda1947, 1965request_box
107Jerusalem School of Social Work: Administration of Social Agencies, lectures and notesundatedrequest_box
108Jerusalem School of Social Work: Notesundated, 1950-1951request_box
  Contains Hebrew.   
109Jerusalem School of Social Work: News clipping195?request_box
1010Jerusalem School of Social Work: Miscellaneous1946-1950request_box
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Series IV: Jerusalem YM & YWHA, undated, 1929-1972

0.5 linear ft.
Arrangement:

Arranged in original order.

Scope and Content:

Louis Kraft went to Israel in 1948 and established the YM-YWHA. A room and the entrance lobby in the Jerusalem Y are named for him. This series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, fundraising material, newsletters, publicity material, etc., mostly during the period following the establishment of the Y. Included in this series is correspondence with Shimshon Zeevi, Graenum Berger, Samuel Behar, Frank L. Weil, Samuel D. Gershovitz, Rabbi Philip Goodman, Harvey Golden, Mordecai Kessler, Jack Nadel and Morris Levin, among others.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
111Correspondence1948-1949request_box
112Correspondence1956request_box
113Correspondence1957request_box
114Correspondence1958request_box
115Correspondence1959request_box
116Correspondence1960request_box
117Correspondence1961, 1972request_box
118Memoranda1948-1961 with gapsrequest_box
119Reportsundated, 1948-1959 with gapsrequest_box
1110Minutes1948-1958request_box
1111Fundraising1958-1959request_box
1112Newsletters1956-1959request_box
  Contains Hebrew.   
1113JPS materialundated, 1947-1950request_box
1114Publicity1947-1948request_box
1115Articlesundated, 1929-1968request_box
1116News clippingsundated, 1948-1972 with gapsrequest_box
1117Miscellaneousundatedrequest_box
  Contains Hebrew.   
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Series V: World Federation of YMHAs and Jewish Community Centers, undated, 1944-1958

0.5 linear ft.
Arrangement:

Arranged in original order.

Scope and Content:

The World Federation of YMHAs and Jewish Community Centers was organized in 1946 under the leadership of Louis Kraft and JWB. This federation makes available United States program resources and guidance to interested groups overseas. It was also influential in the establishment and support of the YMHA in Jerusalem. The series contains some items in Hebrew, as well as correspondence with Benjamin Sternberg, Philip M. Klutznick, Shimshon Zeevi, Marguerite Kozenn Chajes, Samuel Behar, Rabbi Philip Goodman, Samuel D. Gershovitz, Saul Kagan, Mordecai Kessler, Morris Levin, Bernard Postal, Harvey Golden, and others.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
121Correspondence1956request_box
122Correspondence1957request_box
123Correspondence1958request_box
124Correspondence1959request_box
125Correspondence1970request_box
126Memoranda1956-1958request_box
127Telegrams1957-1958request_box
128Minutes1956, 1958request_box
129Reports1952-1958request_box
1210Notes (handwritten)undatedrequest_box
1211Press releases1956request_box
1212Newsletters1956-1959request_box
  Contains Hebrew.   
1213News clippings1956, 1957request_box
1214Miscellaneousundated, 1945-1959 with gapsrequest_box
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Series VI: Joint Distribution Committee, undated, 1955-1974

0.5 linear ft.
Arrangement:

Arranged in original order.

Scope and Content:

In 1953, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and the Joint Distribution Committee named Louis Kraft to direct the planning of reconstruction and development of the surviving Jewish communities in Europe. His work involved reestablishing Jewish community organizations and forming many Jewish institutions-synagogues, community centers, schools, homes for the aged, summer camps and hospitals - in 14 European countries. Included in this series is correspondence with Saul Kagan and others.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
131Correspondence1955, 1958, 1959request_box
132Memoranda1958-1960request_box
133Notesundatedrequest_box
134Programs1960request_box
135Reports1955-1960 with gapsrequest_box
136Articles and reprints1959request_box
137Requisitions1959request_box
138Geneva Conference: Correspondence, memoranda, minutes1959-1960request_box
139Standing Conference, November 1961: Correspondence, memoranda, notes, program1959-1961request_box
1310Claims Conference Program: Miscellaneousundated, 1958, 1963request_box
1311European Jewish Community Services: Correspondence, memoranda1961-1974 with gapsrequest_box
1312European Jewish Community Services: Notesundatedrequest_box
1313European Jewish Community Services: Reports1961-1972 with gapsrequest_box
1314European Jewish Community Services: Newsletters1972-1974request_box
1315European Jewish Community Services: Publications1963-1964request_box
1316European Jewish Community Services: Press releases1965request_box
1317European Jewish Community Services: News clippings1973-1974request_box
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Series VII: National Association of Jewish Center Workers, undated, 1926-1974

0.5 linear ft.
Arrangement:

Arranged in original order.

Scope and Content:

The National Association of Jewish Center Workers was organized in 1918 and was encouraged in its work by the JWB in its attempt to develop a professional service. Louis Kraft served for a time as President, and then as Honorary President from 1947 until the 1970s. Included in this series is correspondence with Morris Levin, Percy Abrams, Azriel Eisenberg, Robert H. Weiner, and others.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
141Correspondence1966-1974 with gapsrequest_box
142Minutes1959request_box
143Reports1964-1975request_box
144Programs1973request_box
145Printed articlesundated, 1926-1973 with gapsrequest_box
146News clippings1969, 1974request_box
147Miscellaneousundated, 1960-1974request_box
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Series VIII: Writings, undated, 1922-1974

2 linear ft.
Arrangement:

Arranged in original order.

Scope and Content:

Louis Kraft was a prolific writer, in the 1940s while Executive Director of the JWB, and in the 1950s while working in Europe. In addition to his published works, he wrote many articles, speeches, and addresses, as well as a regular column, "Inner Circle," in the JWB Circle. This series includes correspondence with Samuel Elkin, Graenum Berger, Percy Abrams, Robert Weiner, Rabbi Philip Goodman, Morris Levin, and others.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
151Correspondence and memoranda1941-1965 with gapsrequest_box
152Manuscripts1932-1937request_box
153Manuscripts1940-1945request_box
154Manuscripts1946-1949request_box
155Manuscripts1950-1953request_box
156Manuscripts1954-1959request_box
157Manuscripts1961-1967request_box
158Manuscripts1970request_box
159Manuscriptsundatedrequest_box
1510Manuscriptsundatedrequest_box
1511Reprints1922-1929request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
161Reprints1941-1948request_box
162Reprints1950-1954request_box
163Reprints1966request_box
164Speeches1934-1939request_box
165Speechesundated, 1940-1949request_box
166Speeches1950-1958 with gapsrequest_box
167Speeches1963-1964request_box
168Notesundatedrequest_box
169Publications1944-1960 with gapsrequest_box
1610Press releases1961request_box
1611News clippings1943request_box
1612Notesundatedrequest_box
1613Articlesundated, 1958-1964request_box
1614News clippingsundated, 1957-1965 with gapsrequest_box
1615JWB Circle: Manuscripts1946-1947request_box
1616JWB Circle: News clippings1947-1973request_box
1617JWB Circle: "Inner Circle" manuscriptsundated, 1946-1950request_box
1618JWB Circle: "Inner Circle" clippings1947-1950request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
171Janowsky Survey: Manuscriptsundated, 1947request_box
172Janowsky Survey: Reprints1947-1948request_box
173Paper on NAJCW Birthday and National Conference: Background material - correspondence, press releases, articles1951-1971 with gapsrequest_box
174Paper on NAJCW Birthday and National Conference: News clippings1971request_box
175Building Bureau: Correspondence1974request_box
176Building Bureau: Background material1974request_box
177Aspects of the Jewish Community Center: Reviews1954request_box
178Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York: Correspondenceundated, 1967-1968request_box
179Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York: Memoranda1966, 1967request_box
1710Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York: Reports1961-1967 with gapsrequest_box
1711Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York: Notesundatedrequest_box
1712Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York: Drafts of chapterundatedrequest_box
1713Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York: Articles1962, 1968request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
181Printed materialundated, 1964-1966request_box
182Educational Allianceundated, 1961-1967request_box
183The Development of the Jewish Community Center: Correspondenceundated, 1964-1968 with gapsrequest_box
184The Development of the Jewish Community Center: Footnotesundatedrequest_box
185The Development of the Jewish Community Center: Table of Contents and Forewordundatedrequest_box
186The Development of the Jewish Community Center: Chapter 1: "Century of the Jewish Community Center Movement 1854-1953"1967request_box
187The Development of the Jewish Community Center: Chapter 2: "Early Beginnings of Program, Building Planning and Management of Jewish Community Centers"1967request_box
188The Development of the Jewish Community Center: Chapter 3: "Jewish Centers in the Thirties"1967request_box
189The Development of the Jewish Community Center: Chapter 4: "Toward Achievement of Professional Status of Jewish Center Workers"1967request_box
1810The Development of the Jewish Community Center: Chapter 5: "The Jewish Center Movement - Its Philosophy and Group Work Component"1967request_box
1811The Development of the Jewish Community Center: Chapter 6: "The Needs of Adolescent Jewish Youth in War Time"1967request_box
1812The Development of the Jewish Community Center: Chapter 7: "JWB Expands Service to Military Personnel in World War II"1967request_box
1813The Development of the Jewish Community Center: Chapter 8: "Community Program for Education and Recreation"1967request_box
1814The Development of the Jewish Community Center: Chapter 9: "The Need for a YM-YWHA in Jerusalem"1967request_box
1815The Development of the Jewish Community Center: Chapter 10: "Council Acts"1967request_box
1816The Development of the Jewish Community Center: Chapter 12: "Contributions to World Jewry"1967request_box
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Series IX: JPS Volume, undated, 1946-1966

1 linear ft.
Arrangement:

Arranged in original order.

Scope and Content:

This series is composed of materials found either in folders and envelopes marked "JPS Volume" or lying loose with that notation written on it. They seem to be background material for a significant piece of work-in-progress, and I suspect they may have to do with either a planned autobiography or a book based on his life's work. This series includes correspondence with Frank L. Weil, Sanford Solender, Mordecai M. Kaplan and Jack Nadel, among others.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
191Correspondence1946-1947request_box
192Correspondence1961-1965request_box
193Memorandaundated, 1963-1965request_box
194Handwritten notesundatedrequest_box
195Reports1961-1964request_box
196Papers1956-1963 with gapsrequest_box
197Articles1946-1954request_box
198Articles1961-1962request_box
199Articles1963request_box
1910Articles1964-1966request_box
1911Book reviewsundated, 1948-1966 with gapsrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
201Press releases1966request_box
202Publicationsundated, 1952-1965 with gapsrequest_box
203News clippingsundated, 1963-1966request_box
204Jewish Education: Correspondence, memoranda, reportsundated, 1941, 1951request_box
205Jewish Center Work: Articles, notes, memorandaundated, 1959-1964request_box
206Jewish Center Work: Material for lectures and speeches: notes, articles, press releasesundated, 1943-1966 with gapsrequest_box
207Europe: Syllabi, articles, reports, clippings1948-1966request_box
208Periodical Review: Reprints, clippings1963, 1966request_box
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Oversized Materials, 1939-1973

Arrangement:

Arranged by type of materials.

Scope and Content:

Contains photographs, scrapbooks, and certificates that are too large to be included in the overall collection. Please see archivist for located of materials.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
211Photographs: Miscellaneous1919request_box
212Scrapbook: Retirement JWB1947request_box
213Certificates1939-1973request_box
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