Guide to the Zionist House (Boston, Mass.) Records,
undated, 1942-1989
 
I-286

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Zionist House (Boston, Mass.)
Title: Zionist House (Boston, Mass.) Records
Dates:undated, 1942-1989
Abstract: The Zionist House was an organization founded to provide recreational, educational, and physical outreach for individuals and Jewish organizations in Boston. This collection contains correspondence, memoranda, trustee meeting minutes, reports, clippings, newsletters, and programs for anniversary concerts, lectures, films, exhibitions and other programs sponsored by the organization.
Languages: The collection is in English
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)
Identification: I-286
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS Boston, MA
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Historical Note

Fred Monosson, founder and president of Zionist House

The Zionist House was an organization founded by Yoland Markson, Jacob Gordon, Eli Cohen, Irving Usen, Benjamin Ulin, Louis Levine, Dewey Stone, Harry Levine, Mendell Selig, and Fred Monosson on October 1, 1946 to provide recreational, educational, and physical outreach for individuals and Jewish organizations in Boston. It was located at 17 Commonwealth Avenue. The founders of the House felt a great responsibility in the wake of the establishment of Israel and pledged to help the state morally and financially. In 1951, the Zionist House was requested to participate in a plan for the codification of laws for Israel. As a result, the Harvard Law School-Israel Cooperative Research for Israel’s Legal Development was formed. Additionally, the Zionist House took many trips to Israel, and became aware of a lack of resources for deaf and mute children who were doubly handicapped due to the poor facilities and equipment available to them. The House provided auditory training units and other equipment to schools in Israel. They also helped establish trade schools and the donated clothing for newcomers in the Jerusalem Corridor.

The Zionist House worked with the Weizmann Institute, Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Haifa Institute of Technion, United Jewish Appeal, Israel Bonds, Jewish National Fund, and many other organizations and served as a meeting place for approximately 75 local and national Jewish organizations during its time.

References

Materials from the collection.

Chronology

October 1, 1946Zionist House was founded.
1951Zionist House participates in a plan for the codification of laws for Israel.
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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence, memoranda, trustee meeting minutes, reports, clippings, newsletters, and programs for anniversary concerts, lectures, films, exhibitions and other programs sponsored by the Zionist House.

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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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Related Material

Dewey David Stone Papers, P-529 and P-529A

Elihu David Stone Papaers, P-555

Harry Levine Papers, P-592

Benjamin Ulin Oral History, P-798

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Zionist House (Boston, Mass.) Records; I-286; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Bill and Rae Ginsburg, 1992.

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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.

Click the box in the request column to learn more about viewing materials at the New England Archives of AJHS.

 

Series I: Zionist House (Boston, Mass.) Records, undated, 1942-1989

English.
Box 1.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11American Zionist Federation—New England Region1988-1989request_box
12Combined Jewish Philanthropies—Memos and Reports1975-1987request_box
13Course Offerings1984-1988request_box
14Disposition of Facilityundated, 1988request_box
15Event Brochuresundated, 1971-1987request_box
16Jacob Cohen Correspondence1942, 1950request_box
17News Clippings1985-1988request_box
18Newsletters1975-1985request_box
19Reports1946request_box
110Tenth Anniversary—Your Zionist House Book1956request_box
111Trustee Meeting Minutes1987-1988request_box
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