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.

 

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.

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