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

*I-67

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Marvin Rusinek as MS Word document, November 2007. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on July 2, 2009. Finding aid written in English.

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, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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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.

Click the box in the request column to open the form that allows you to request a box for onsite viewing in the reading room at the Center for Jewish History, New York, NY.

 

Series I: Background Material, undated, 1943-1948

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

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

English.
Box 3, Folders 4-21.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
3 4 Administrative Committee: Memorandum undated request_box
3 5 Administrative Committee: Minutes 1943-1944 request_box
3 6 Administrative Committee: Reports undated request_box
3 7 Budget and Finance Committee (see also Finances) 1943 request_box
3 8 Committee on Preliminary Studies 1943 request_box
3 9 Committee on Preliminary Studies: Research staff 1943 request_box
3 10 Commission on Rescue 1943 request_box
3 11 Executive Committee: Minutes 1943, 1945 request_box
3 12 Executive Committee: Memorandum and miscellaneous items 1943-1944, 1948-1949 request_box
3 13 Interim Committee: Memorandum 1943-1944 request_box
3 14 Interim Committee: Minutes 1943-1945, 1947-1948 request_box
3 15 Interim Committee: Reports 1943-1944, 1946-1947 request_box
3 16 Interim Committee: Correspondence 1943, 1945, 1948 request_box
3 17 Joint Committee of the World Jewish Congress, American Jewish Conference, Board of Deputies of British Jews 1945 request_box
3 18 National Board of Elections: Minutes (see also Elections and Delegates correspondence) 1943 request_box
3 19 Palestine Committee: Minutes 1945 request_box
3 20 Post War Commission 1944 request_box
3 21 Secretariat: Minutes 1943 request_box
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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.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4 1 General Resolutions Committee, sessions held August 31-September 2, 1943 (bound) 1943 request_box
4 2 General Committee, sessions held August 29-September 2, 1943 (bound) 1943 request_box
4 3 Plenary sessions: 1-5, 1943 1943 request_box
4 4 Plenary sessions: 6-9, 1943 1943 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5 1 Palestine Committee, sessions held August 31-September 1, 1943 (bound) 1943 request_box
5 2 Organization Committee, sessions held August 31-September 2, 1943 (bound) 1943 request_box
5 3 Post War Committee, sessions held August 29-September 2, 1943 (bound) 1943 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
6 1 Rescue Committee, sessions held August 31-September 2, 1943 (bound) 1943 request_box

Subseries B: Second Session, 1944

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

Subseries C: Third Session, 1946

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

Subseries D: Fourth Session, 1947

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

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

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