Guide to the Records of New Haven Jewish Community Center, undated, 1930-1968
 
*I-328

Processed by Margaret Whiteside

American Jewish Historical Society, New England Archives

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Margaret Whiteside as MS Word document, November 18, 2010. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on January 3, 2011. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: New Haven Jewish Community Center
Title: New Haven Jewish Community Center, records
Dates:undated, 1930-1968
Abstract: The Jewish Center of New Haven, Connecticut was first founded as a branch of the Young Men's Hebrew Association in 1913. It would later join with the Young Women's Hebrew Association and would remain the Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association until 1938, when it merged with the Hebrew Institute to form the Jewish Center of New Haven. The Center provided vocational guidance, exercise programs, a day camp, and educational activities for the Jewish community of New Haven.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: .75 cubic feet (2 document boxes, 1 half-document box, 1 OS1 Folder)
Identification: I-328
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located at AJHS, Boston, MA.
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Historical Note

The Jewish Center of New Haven, Connecticut was first founded as a branch of the Young Men's Hebrew Association in 1913. It would later join with the Young Women's Hebrew Association and would remain the Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association until 1938, when it merged with the Hebrew Institute to form the Jewish Center of New Haven. The Center provided vocational guidance, exercise programs, a day camp, and educational activities for the Jewish community of New Haven.

More information can be found at http://www.jccnh.org.

Chronology

1913Young Men's Hebrew Association branch opens in New Haven.
1930Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association merges with the Hebrew Institute and becomes the Jewish Center of New Haven.
1945The Jewish Center campaigns to raise funds for new building
1954New Jewish Community Center dedicated on Chapel Street
1963New Haven Jewish Community Center sponsors regional contest for Best One-Act Play
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Scope and Content Note

The collection is arranged into two series: Series I: Newsletters and Series II: Promotional Materials.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two 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 Director of Library and Archives 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
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

Boston YMHA-Hecht House (I-74)

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); New Haven Jewish Community Center, records; I-328; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Accession information is unknown.

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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.

 

Series I: Newsletters, 1930-1968

The Series is in English.
Boxes 1-3 and Shared Institutional Oversize OS1 Box, 1 Folder.
Scope and Content:

This series contains the New Haven Jewish Community Center newsletter Community News, spanning almost forty years of the Center's operations, the newsletter includes articles concerning center activities and programs, annual meeting reports, and news reports about current events of interest. Of particular interest are the newsletters dated 1938-1945 concerning the rise of anti-Semitism and the German Nazi Party and community involvement in the war effort. There is also an oversized Community News paper, dated April 15, 1955, located in an oversized folder in the shared oversized box for institutional records.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1-3 1-3 Community News 1930-1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
Shared OS1 Box Community News 1955
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Series II: Promotional Materials, undated, 1954-1964

The Series is in English.
Box 3, Folder 4 and Shared Institutional Oversize OS1 Box, 1 Folder.
Scope and Content:

This series contains press releases and program schedules of the New Haven Jewish Community Center. Of special interest is the material concerning fundraising for the building of a new facility and the Center's contest for Best One-Act Play Relating to Jewish Life. There is also a mock-up of Life Magazine, the format of which was used by the Center as a yearbook, dated 1962-1963. This is located in the oversized folder in the shared oversized box for institutional records.

BoxFolderTitleDate
3 4 Programs and Press Releases undated, 1954-1964
BoxFolderTitleDate
Shared OS1 Box Yearbook as Life Magazine 1962-1963
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