Guide to the Records of the American Jewish Conference, undated, 1943-1949

*I-67

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Descriptive Summary

Creator:American Jewish Conference
Title:American Jewish Conference, records
Dates:undated, 1943-1949
Abstract:The collection contains background materials pertaining to the formation of the Conference and the election of delegates, financial records, memoranda, reports, and incomplete minutes of the Conference and its committees. It also includes extensive correspondence of the Administrative Secretary Jesse B. Calmenson, for March-December, 1943. The major portion of the collection consists of transcripts of the 1st-4th sessions (1943-1947) of the Plenum and committees of the Conference. The published material in the collection includes the Bulletin of the activities and Digest of the press.
Languages:The collection is in English and Hebrew.
Quantity: 5 linear feet (10 manuscript boxes)
Identification:I-67
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Biographical Note

American Jewish Conference established in 1943 as the American Jewish Assembly; terminated its activities in 1949.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains background materials pertaining to the formation of the Conference and the election of delegates, financial records, memoranda, reports, and incomplete minutes of the Conference and its committees. It also includes extensive correspondence of the Administrative Secretary Jesse B. Calmenson, for March-December, 1943. The major portion of the collection consists of transcripts of the 1st-4th sessions (1943-1947) of the Plenum and committees of the Conference. The published material in the collection includes the Bulletin of the activities and Digest of the press.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into six 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 Jewish Conference, records; I-67; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Container List

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

 

Series I: Background Material, undated, 1943-1948

English and Hebrew.
Box 1, Folders 1-7.
BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Background: Purpose and scope undated, 1943-1944, 1947
1 2 Background: American Jewish Assembly 1943
1 3 Background: American Jewish Committee 1943
1 4 Background: Jewish Labor Committee 1945
1 5 Background: World Jewish Congress 1944
1 6 Finances (see also Budget and Finance Committee) 1943-1948
1 7 Elections and Delegates (see also Correspondence, National Board of Elections) 1943
  (contains Hebrew)   
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Series II: Correspondence, 1943-1948

English.
Box 1, Folder 8 - Box 3, Folder 3.
BoxFolderTitleDate
1 8 Correspondence January-April 1943
1 9 Correspondence May 1943 (1f)
1 10 Correspondence May 1943 (2f)
1 11 Correspondence May 1943 (3f)
1 12 Correspondence June 1943 (1f)
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 2 Correspondence June 1943 (2f)
2 3 Correspondence June 1943 (3f)
2 4 Correspondence July 1943 (1f)
2 5 Correspondence July 1943 (2f)
2 6 Correspondence August-September 1943
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 1 Correspondence October-December 1943
3 2 Correspondence 1944-1948
3 3 Miscellaneous memorandum 1943-1944, 1946, 1948
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Series III: Committees, undated, 1943-1948

English.
Box 3, Folders 4-21.
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 4 Administrative Committee: Memorandum undated
3 5 Administrative Committee: Minutes 1943-1944
3 6 Administrative Committee: Reports undated
3 7 Budget and Finance Committee (see also Finances) 1943
3 8 Committee on Preliminary Studies 1943
3 9 Committee on Preliminary Studies: Research staff 1943
3 10 Commission on Rescue 1943
3 11 Executive Committee: Minutes 1943, 1945
3 12 Executive Committee: Memorandum and miscellaneous items 1943-1944, 1948-1949
3 13 Interim Committee: Memorandum 1943-1944
3 14 Interim Committee: Minutes 1943-1945, 1947-1948
3 15 Interim Committee: Reports 1943-1944, 1946-1947
3 16 Interim Committee: Correspondence 1943, 1945, 1948
3 17 Joint Committee of the World Jewish Congress, American Jewish Conference, Board of Deputies of British Jews 1945
3 18 National Board of Elections: Minutes (see also Elections and Delegates correspondence) 1943
3 19 Palestine Committee: Minutes 1945
3 20 Post War Commission 1944
3 21 Secretariat: Minutes 1943
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Series IV: Sessions, 1943-1944, 1946-1947

English.
Boxes 4-8.

Subseries A: First Session, 1943

English.
Box 4 -- Box 6, Folder 1.
BoxFolderTitleDate
4 1 General Resolutions Committee, sessions held August 31-September 2, 1943 (bound) 1943
4 2 General Committee, sessions held August 29-September 2, 1943 (bound) 1943
4 3 Plenary sessions: 1-5, 1943 1943
4 4 Plenary sessions: 6-9, 1943 1943
BoxFolderTitleDate
5 1 Palestine Committee, sessions held August 31-September 1, 1943 (bound) 1943
5 2 Organization Committee, sessions held August 31-September 2, 1943 (bound) 1943
5 3 Post War Committee, sessions held August 29-September 2, 1943 (bound) 1943
BoxFolderTitleDate
6 1 Rescue Committee, sessions held August 31-September 2, 1943 (bound) 1943

Subseries B: Second Session, 1944

English.
Box 6, Folder 2 -- Box 7.
BoxFolderTitleDate
6 2 Plenary Sessions, sessions held December 2-5, 1944 (bound) 1944
BoxFolderTitleDate
7 1 General Committee, sessions held December 1-6, 1944 (bound) 1944
7 2 Committees on Organization, General Resolutions, Palestine, Post-War, Rescue; sessions held December 4-5, 1944 (bound) 1944

Subseries C: Third Session, 1946

English.
Box 8, Folder 1.
BoxFolderTitleDate
8 1 American Jewish Conference, Third Session held February 15-19, 1946 (bound) 1946

Subseries D: Fourth Session, 1947

English.
Box 8, Folder 2.
BoxFolderTitleDate
8 2 American Jewish Conference, Fourth Session held November 29-December 1, 1947 (bound) 1947
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Series V: Miscellaneous statements, addresses, resolutions, press releases, undated, 1943-1946, 1948

English.
Box 9, Folders 1-4.
BoxFolderTitleDate
9 1 Statements 1943-1946
9 2 Addresses 1943-1946
9 3 Resolutions undated, 1943-1944, 1948
9 4 Press releases undated, 1943-1945, 1947
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Series VI: Publications, undated, 1943-1949

English.
Box 9, Folder 5 -- Box 10, Folder 7.
BoxFolderTitleDate
9 5 General Bulletin 1943
9 6 Bulletin of Activities and Digest of the Press 1943-1944
9 7 Bulletin of Activities and Digest of the Press 1945-1946
9 8 Bulletin of Activities and Digest of the Press 1947-1948
9 9 Miscellaneous undated, 1943-1946
9 10 Pamphlets for delegates of the American Jewish Conference 1943
BoxFolderTitleDate
10 1 Statements on organization and resolutions 1943-1944, 1946-1947
10 2 The Record June 1946, May 1947
10 3 Reports 1944, 1946-1947, 1949
10 4 Post-War Jewry 1943, 1945-1946
10 5 Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry pamphlets 1946-1947
10 6 Issues before United Nations undated, 1945-1947
10 7 Miscellaneous pamphlets undated, 1943, 1945
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