Guide to the Records of Rehabilitation Services (Boston, MA), undated, 1954-1965, 1984
 
*I-256

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Rebecca Simon as MS Word document, April 19, 2012. Finding aid was encoded by Christine McEvilly on May 19, 2012. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rehabilitation Services (Boston, MA)
Title: Rehabilitation Services (Boston, MA), Records
Dates:undated, 1954-1965
Abstract: Rehabilitation Services of Boston, Massachusetts was sponsored by the Jewish community to assist prisoners in Massachusetts correctional facilities, and focused on developing services for Jewish inmates. The organization was concerned with problems in correctional programs, available rehabilitation services, and general care for Jewish inmates. This collection contains a list of Jewish inmates in three correctional facilities, correspondence pertaining to inmates, their care, parole and preparation for parole, reports and minutes from meetings. Please note that folder 1, Correspondence, and folder 5, Names of Jewish Inmates, contain inmate details and are restricted.
Languages: The collection is in English and Hebrew.
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 manuscript box)
Identification: I-256
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS Boston, MA
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Historical Note1

Rehabilitation Services of Boston, Massachusetts was sponsored by the Jewish community to assist prisoners in Massachusetts correctional facilities, and focused on developing services for Jewish inmates. The organization was concerned with problems in correctional programs, available rehabilitation services, and general care for Jewish inmates. Rehabilitation Services collaborated with Jewish Family Service and the Federation of Employment and Guidance to form a cooperative program for those inmates awaiting parole. Jewish Vocational Services also played a role in carrying out the aims of Rehabilitation Services.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a list of Jewish inmates in three correctional facilities; lists of the President, Board of Directors, and other employees of Rehabilitation Services; correspondence pertaining to inmates, their care, parole and preparation for parole; and reports from the Executive Advisor for Rehabilitation Services and the President. The bulk of this collection contains minutes from meetings. Please note that folder 1, Correspondence, and folder 5, Names of Jewish Inmates, contain inmate details and are restricted.

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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. Please note that folder 1, Correspondence, and folder 5, Names of Jewish Inmates, contain inmate details and are restricted.

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

Jewish Family and Children’s Services, I-218

Jewish Vocational Aid Society, I-216

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Rehabilitation Services (Boston, MA), Records; I-256; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Mrs. Abraham Snyder in December 1984.

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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, undated, 1954-1965, 1984

English, and Hebrew.
Box 1, Folders 1-6.
Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Correspondence (restricted) 1954-1965
1 2 Correspondence about the Collection 1984
1 3 Member Information 1960-1963
1 4 Minutes of Meetings 1955-1965
1 5 Names of Jewish Inmates in Massachusetts Correctional Institutions (restricted) undated
1 6 Reports 1954-1965
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