Guide to the Records of United Order True Sisters, Noemi #11 (1883-1989), undated, 1883-1989 (bulk 1911-1937)
 
*I-58

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Margaret Whiteside as MS Word document, January 14, 2009. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on January 22, 2009. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: United Order True Sisters Noemi #11
Title: United Order True Sisters Noemi #11, records
Dates:undated, 1883-1989 (bulk 1911-1937)
Abstract: Noemi #11 was an organizational branch of the charitable organization United Order True Sisters. The members of Noemi #11 were particularly dedicated to the philanthropic cause of aid to disabled children, and had a strong association with Children’s Hospital, Boston, and Massachusetts General Hospital. The collection includes meeting minutes, personal histories of the lodge, programs, photographs and correspondence.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 11 linear feet (22 manuscript boxes, 2 oversized folders)
Identification: I-58
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located at AJHS, Boston, MA.
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Historical Note

The United Order True Sisters was organized under the name of Unabhangiger Orden Trueue Schwestern, on April 21, 1846, by a group of Jewish German-American women, in order to provide material support and mental and social stimulation of its members. In 1917 the use of the German language was abolished and the English language was adopted; the name was changed to the United Order True Sisters (UOTS). During the latter part of the nineteenth century, the Order extended its activities by embracing philanthropy throughout the country. In 1947 it organized the United Order True Sisters, Inc. National Cancer Service, which was renamed United Order True Sisters Cancer Services in 1956.

UOTS was incorporated under the laws of the State of New York, January 22, 1922, and was known as a national organization doing non-sectarian work.

The Order consists of a Grand Lodge, designated as United Order True Sisters, Inc. Grand Lodge, NY, and of constituent Lodges designated by "United Order True Sisters, Inc." followed by individual names and numbers, in order of admission, and geographical locality.

Noemi#11 was the Boston, Massachusetts chapter of UOTS, and was established in 1878. The chapter was particularly dedicated to the philanthropic cause of disabled children, and had a strong association with Children's Hospital, Boston, and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Chronology

1846United Order True Sisters formed in New York
1878Noemi #11 lodge established in Boston
1918Aid to Crippled Children Fund established
1947National Cancer Service established
1988United Order True Sisters, Inc. cited by Gov. Mario Cuomo for philanthropic contributions
1989Noemi #11 dissolved
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Scope and Content Note

The bulk of this material pertains to the routine governance of Noemi #11, mainly the handwritten ledgers of meeting minutes from the Executive Board, Planning Board, Noemi Juniors, and regular meetings. Material regarding Noemi members' philanthropic donations to Children's Hospital, Boston and Massachusetts General Hospital are included. Of special interest are a personal history of the Noemi#11 lodge, written by one of the members, and programs and memorabilia from many of Noemi's charitable events.

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Arrangement

The collection is divided into four series, as described below:

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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

United Order True Sisters Records (American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, OH, MS-638)
United Order True Sisters Johanna Lodge No. 9 Papers (American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, OH, SC-1841)
United Order True Sisters. Arista Lodge No. 36 Minutes (American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, OH, SC-15530)

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); United Order True Sisters Noemi #11, records; I-58; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to AJHS from 1990-1994 by Ms. Kay W. Jaffe, Clara Gnerre and Ruth Weisberg.

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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: General, undated, 1903, 1907-1989

The Series is in English.
1.5 linear feet. Boxes 1-3.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by sub-series and chronological.

Scope and Content:

This series documents the general history of UOTS, as well as the activities of the Noemi#11 Lodge. Of special interest are programs from Noemi’s annual luncheon for the Aid to Crippled Children Fund and material related to Noemi contributions to and organizational efforts for the UOTS National Cancer Service. Other documents of lodge events and memorabilia are also included. Of particular note is the correspondence relating to Noemi's association with Children's Hospital in Boston and the Massachusetts General Hospital.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Aid to Crippled Children/Misc. undated, 1929-1985
1 2 Anniversary Programs 1903, 1908, 1919, 1928
1 3-5 Annual Luncheon Aid to Crippled Children/Programs 1966-1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 1-2 Annual Luncheon Aid to Crippled Children/Programs 1966-1988
2 3 Awards 1956-1964
2 4 Cancer Fund undated, 1952-1988
2 5 Citations 1963, 1988
2 6 Coasters undated
2 7 Conference 1980
2 8-9 Correspondence 1907-1988
2 10 Correspondence/Illness 1950-1964
2 11 Farewell Address 1960
2 12 History undated, 1951, 1982-1983
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 1 Invitations undated, 1939-1988
3 2 Letterheads undated
3 3 Miscellaneous Material undated, 1908, 1988
3 4 News Clippings 1968-1970
3 5 News Letters/(The) Echo 1968-1987
3 6 News Letters/Miscellaneous 1930-1989
3 7 Newsletters/Monthly Bulletin 1932-1948
3 8 Photographs undated, 1940, 1960s?
3 9 Recipe Book 1969
3 10 Song Sheet: “Our Beloved Noemi” undated
3 11 UOTS National Convention 1968, 1970
3 12 “UOTS, Noemi No. 11” Seal undated
3 13 Yearbooks 1940, 1960
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Series II: Governance, undated, 1883-1909, 1911-1989

The series is in English.
7.5 linear feet. Boxes 4-18.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by sub-series and chronological.

Scope and Content:

This series contains ledgers of meeting minutes from the various branches of the Noemi#11 lodge. Included are minutes of the Officers Club, the Executive Board, Noemi Juniors, the Luncheon Committee, Board of Trustees and regular meetings. Noemi procedures and bylaws are also included.

BoxFolderTitleDate
4 1 By-Laws undated, 1972, 1980
4 2-3 Installation of Officers 1963-1989
4 4 Luncheon Committee 1983
4 5 Membership & Officer Lists undated, 1980-1986
4 6 Members/Resignation & Suspension 1961-1963
BoxFolderTitleDate
5 1-4 Minutes/Executive Board undated, 1932-1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
6 1-2 Minutes/Executive Board 1965-1989
6 3 Minutes/Noemi Juniors 1913-1924
6 4 Minutes/Officers Club 1956-1989
BoxFolderTitleDate
7 1 Minutes/Officers Club 1973
7 2 Minutes/Planning Board 1970-1989
7 3-4 Minutes/Regular Meetings 1883-1909
BoxFolderTitleDate
8 1-5 Minutes/Regular Meetings 1911-1916
BoxFolderTitleDate
9 1-3 Minutes/Regular Meetings 1916-1923
BoxFolderTitleDate
10 1-4 Minutes/Regular Meetings 1921-1927
BoxFolderTitleDate
11 1-4 Minutes/Regular Meetings 1927-1931
BoxFolderTitleDate
12 1-3 Minutes/Regular Meetings 1929-1934
BoxFolderTitleDate
13 1-2 Minutes/Regular Meetings 1934-1937
BoxFolderTitleDate
14 1-5 Minutes/Regular Meetings 1937-1942
BoxFolderTitleDate
15 1-5 Minutes/Regular Meetings 1942-1947
BoxFolderTitleDate
16 1-5 Minutes/Regular Meetings 1947-1963
BoxFolderTitleDate
17 1-4 Minutes/Regular Meetings 1963-1984
BoxFolderTitleDate
18 1 Minutes/Regular Meetings 1984-1989
18 2-3 Minutes/Trustees 1954-1970
18 4 Procedures undated, 1924
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Series III: Financial Records, undated, 1907-1989

This series is in English.
1.5 linear feet. Boxes 19-22.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by sub-series and chronological.

Scope and Content:

This series contains ledgers of material related to Noemi#11's income, expenses, donations and bequests. Of particular note are the bequests given to Noemi by deceased members.

BoxFolderTitleDate
19 1-5 Income/Expenses 1907-1989
19 6 Income/Expenses/Budgets 1983-1988
19 7 Income/Expenses/Echo 1984-1989
19 8 Income/Expenses/Invoices undated, 1908
19 9 Income/Expenses/Tax Exemption 1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
20 1 Bequests 1953-1962
20 2-4 Membership Dues & Income 1913-1928
BoxFolderTitleDate
21 1 Membership Dues & Income 1923-1929
BoxFolderTitleDate
22 1-3 Membership Dues & Income 1929-1985
22 4 Membership Dues & Incomes/Income Tax Return 1988
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Series IV: Oversized Materials, undated, 1923-1929, 1969

The series is in English.
2.5 linear feet. Boxes 23-24.
Arrangement:

Chronological where applicable.

Scope and Content:

This series contains artifacts and oversized materials, including an oversized financial ledger. The series also includes a tote bag with organizational logos, medals and pins, a gavel and a cloth banner.

BoxFolderTitleDate
22 1 Financial Ledgers/Income & Expenses 1923-1928
22 2 Financial Ledgers/Income & Expenses 1923-1929
BoxFolderTitleDate
23 1 Organizational Gavel undated
23 2 Tote Bag w/ Organizational Logos undated
23 3 Organizational Cloth Banner undated
23 4 Banquet Photograph, restricted undated
23 5 Organizational Name Plaque 1969
23 6 Medals and Pins undated
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