Guide to the Records of the American Technion Society, Boston Chapter, Women's Division, undated, 1975-1991
 
*I-434

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Kelsey Sawyer as MS Word document, May 31, 2012. Finding aid was encoded by Christine McEvilly on July 7, 2012. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: American Technion Society, Boston Chapter, Women’s Division
Title: American Technion Society, Boston Chapter, Women’s Division, Records
Dates:undated, 1975-1991
Abstract: The American Technion Society was founded in 1940 as an organization to aid the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, with the goal to aid the technological and scientific advancement of Israel. The Women’s Division, which was founded in 1956, did so by focusing its efforts on three main national programs: faculty recruitment, medical engineering, and student aid. Beginning in the 1970s, special interest was given to the Medical Engineering Project in the Medical School, a cause of importance to the Boston Chapter of the Women’s Division. The collection contains correspondence, mailings, speeches, notes, minutes, news clippings, photographs, and documents pertaining to the National Board Meeting held on April 25, 1990.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 manuscript box)
Identification: I-434
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS Boston, MA
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Historical Note1

The American Technion Society is an organization that was founded in 1940 with the purpose of aiding the technological advancement of Israel. It achieved this by helping the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, and ensuring its ability to be at the forefront of research and teaching of science and technology. The Technion itself was founded in 1912 and held its first classes in 1924, offering degrees in engineering and the sciences.2

The Women’s Division of the American Technion Society was subsequently founded in 1956 to help support the work and development of Technion-Israel Institute of Technology by focusing on three main national programs: faculty recruitment, medical engineering, and student aid. In the 1970s, the group took a special interest in supporting the Medical Engineering Project in the Medical School, raising funds for its Biomedical Engineering Program, a field which had quickly grown since 1968.3The Boston Chapter of the Women’s Division was founded in 1961.

Chronology

1912 Technion Israel Institute of Technology founded
1924 The first classes held at the newly completely Technion in Haifa.
1940 American Technion Society founded.
1956 The Women’s Division of the American Technion Society founded.
1961 The Boston Chapter of the Women’s Division of the American Technion Society is established.
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Scope and Content Note

The American Technion Society, Boston Chapter, Women’s Division Collection contains records of the organization for the years 1975-1991. These materials include correspondence, mailings, speeches, notes, minutes, news clippings, photographs, and documents pertaining to the National Board Meeting held on April 25, 1990.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into a single 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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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); American Technion Society, Boston Chapter, Women’s Division, Records; I-434; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Retroactively accessioned in 2003; original accession information unknown.

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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

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Container List

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

 

Series I: American Technion Society, Boston Chapter, Women’s Division, undated, 1975-1991

English.
Box 1, Folders 1-5.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Correspondence, Mailings, Speeches, and Notes undated, 1984-1990
1 2 Minutes undated, 1975-1989
1 3 National Board Meeting 1990
1 4 News Clippings undated, 1978-1985
1 5 Photographs and Negatives undated, 1991
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