Guide to the Oral History of Benjamin Ulin (1899-1997), 1987
 
*P-798

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Stephanie Call as MS Word document, June 2010. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on February 3, 2011. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Benjamin Ulin
Title: Benjamin Ulin, oral history
Dates:1987
Abstract: Benjamin Ulin was born in Boston on Oct. 21, 1899. He attended Harvard and later graduate school at the London School of Economics. He was highly active in the Jewish community and Boston community. He served as President for the Boston board of the Associated Jewish Philanthropies (1953-1956) and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies (1962-1964). He served as Vice President for the Zionist Council (1943-1960) and Vice President and founder of Zionist House (1945-1988). He was founder and President of the Jewish Community Council (1953-1956) and the Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (1965-1975). He has also served on the board of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds (late 1950s) and the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (since its inception). He was the first President of the Large City Budgeting Conference.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 half manuscript box)
Identification: P-798
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located at AJHS, Boston, MA.
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Biographical Note1

Benjamin Ulin (1899-1997)

Benjamin Ulin was born in Boston on October 21, 1899. He attended Harvard University and the London School of Economics. A committed activist, Ulin was the founder of Boston's Zionist House and the Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly. Ulin also served as President of the Associated Jewish Philanthropies (1953-1956) and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies (1962-1964), Vice President of the Zionist Council (1943-1960) and Vice President of Zionist House (1945-1988.) In addition, he was also President of the Jewish Community Council (1953-1956) and the Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (1965-1975), served on the boards of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds and the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, and was the first President of the Large City Budgeting Conference.

Footnote

1 Information for this biographical note was taken from materials in the collection.

Chronology

October 21, 1899Benjamin Ulin born in Boston, Massachusetts.
1943-1960Vice President of the Zionist Council.
1945-1988Founder, then Vice President, of the Zionist House of Boston.
1953-1956President, Associated Jewish Philanthropies, and the Jewish Community Council.
1962-1964President, Combined Jewish Philanthropies.
1965-1975President, Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly.
1997Ulin dies at age 97.
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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the oral history interview conducted by Bernard Wax of the American Jewish Historical Society with Benjamin Ulin, under the auspices of the Council of Jewish Federations, Inc.

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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

Zionist House of Boston, I-286
Combined Jewish Philanthropies, I-220
Boston Jewish Community Relations Council, I-123

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Benjamin Ulin, oral history; P-798; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Bernard Wax, July 1990.

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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.

 

Oral History of Benjamin Ulin, 1987

The Series is in English.
1 folder.
Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Oral History 1987
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