Guide to the Records of the Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations, undated, 1912-1986

*I-208

Processed by Felicia Herman, reprocessed by Marvin Rusinek

American Jewish Historical Society

Center for Jewish History

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Felicia Herman as MS Word document, August 1996. Reprocessed by Marvin Rusinek, September 2009. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on September 21, 2009. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator:Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations
Title:Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations, records
Dates:undated, 1912-1986
Abstract:Contains incomplete annual convention programs (1922-1986), organizational minutes (1912-1973), newsletters (1967-1981), constitution and by-laws, plaques, awards and citations. Also contains newspaper articles about the Federation and correspondence with affiliated organizations and hospitals.
Languages:The collection is in English and Yiddish.
Quantity: 3 linear feet (6 manuscript boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Identification:I-208
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Historical Note

The Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations was founded as the Federation of Sisterhoods in 1896, bringing together 14 New York City Sisterhoods of Personal Service which had been organizing relief activities among the city's Jewish poor. The organization changed its name in 1920, when social and welfare groups were admitted to the Federation.

In 1982, the Federation included groups of women who "serve actively in the fields of education, health, religion, social welfare and general philanthropy."

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Scope and Content Note

The collection of the Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations (originally the Federation of Sisterhoods) contains material pertaining to the founding, history and activities of this organization. The collection includes the organization's constitution, newsletters, awards and citations (plaques and certificates), photographs, program conventions, newspapers clippings, correspondence, and minutes of meetings.

The collection is valuable to researchers studying Jewish women's organizations in the twentieth century, especially Jewish women's benevolent activities, including the Sisterhoods of Personal Service.

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Arrangement

The collection is organized into a single series.

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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); Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations, records; I-208; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Note

Gift of the Federation, 1983.

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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.

 

Records of the Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations, undated, 1912-1986

English, Yiddish.
Boxes 1-6, Oversized Folder 1.
Scope and Content:

See Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 1 Constitution and By-laws undated, 1925, 1944, 1953 request_box
1 2 Early History 1922? request_box
1 3 Hospitals undated, 1926, 1930, 1933-1934, 1940-1942, 1952-1958 request_box
1 4 Affiliate Organizations undated, 1956-1957 request_box
1 5 Photographs undated, 1925, 1943, 1949, 1955, 1967 request_box
1 6 Citation 1944 request_box
1 7 Newsletters 1967, 1970-1981 request_box
1 8 Miscellaneous undated, 1919, 1924, 1926-1929, 1931, 1934-1935, 1940, 1945-1946 request_box
1 9 Miscellaneous 1970-1982 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2 1 Federation of Sisterhoods: Minutes (bound) 1912-1925 request_box
2 2 Federation of Sisterhoods: Minutes (bound) 1926-1929 request_box
2 3 Federation of Sisterhoods: Minutes (bound) 1933 request_box
2 4 Federation of Sisterhoods: Minutes (bound) 1933-1939 request_box
2 5 Holiday Greeting Cards- Rosh Hashanah 1934-1941 request_box
2 6 Miscellaneous 1912-1925 request_box
2 7 Miscellaneous 1926-1935 request_box
2 8 Miscellaneous 1933-1939 request_box
2 9 Minutes 1940-1943 request_box
2 10 Minutes 1943-1944 request_box
2 11 Minutes 1940-1942 request_box
2 12 Minutes and other material 1953-1958 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
3 1 Minutes (bound) 1933-1940 request_box
3 2 Minutes (bound) 1945-1951 request_box
3 3 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 1951-1953 request_box
3 4 Minutes (bound) 1959-1963 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4 1 Minutes 1964-1965 request_box
4 2 Minutes from Regular Monthly Meetings (bound) 1945-1953 request_box
4 3 Minutes from Regular Monthly Meetings 1951-1953 request_box
4 4 Minutes from Regular Monthly Meetings (bound) 1965-1967 request_box
4 5 Minutes from Regular Monthly Meetings 1967-1969 request_box
4 6 Minutes from Regular Monthly Meetings (bound) 1967-1969 request_box
4 7 Minutes from Regular Monthly Meetings 1969-1971 request_box
4 8 Minutes from Regular Monthly Meetings 1972-1973 request_box
4 9 Clippings, etc. undated, 1930-1934 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5 1 JWB Medal 1958 request_box
5 2 Cards undated request_box
5 3 Memorial Volume for Jane Fischel undated request_box
5 4 Awards and Certificates undated, 1943, 1952, 1958, 1963 request_box
5 5 JWB Commendum 1945 request_box
5 6 JWB Award 1966 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
6 1 Annual Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations, Inc., Convention Luncheon Booklets 1922-1943 request_box
6 2 Annual Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations, Inc., Convention Luncheon Booklets 1944-1948 request_box
6 3 Annual Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations, Inc., Convention Luncheon Booklets 1951-1960 request_box
6 4 Annual Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations, Inc., Convention Luncheon Booklets 1962-1970 request_box
6 5 Annual Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations, Inc., Convention Luncheon Booklets 1971-1978 request_box
6 6 Annual Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations, Inc., Convention Luncheon Booklets 1979-1982, 1986 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
OS1F 1 Awards request_box
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