Guide to the Jewish Student Press Service Records,
undated, 1970-1987

I-248

Finding Aid by Michael D. Montalbano

American Jewish Historical Society

Center for Jewish History

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Michael D. Montalbano in January, 2013. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jewish Student Press Service
Title: Jewish Student Press Service Records
Dates:undated, 1970-1987
Abstract: Founded in 1970 as a constituent organization of the North American Jewish Students’ Appeal, the Jewish Student Press Service (JSPS) served as a provider of student-written feature articles and news distributor for the Jewish student and young adult publishers in North America and Israel. This collection documents the activities of the JSPS from its founding thru to 1987 and includes correspondence, meeting minutes, flyers, unpublished articles. The majority of the collection are the mailing packets, later known as Jewish Press Features.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 3.5 linear feet (7 manuscript boxes).
Identification: I-248
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Historical Note

Founded in 1970 as a constituent organization of the North American Jewish Students’ Appeal, the Jewish Student Press Service (JSPS) served as a provider of student-written feature articles and news distributor for the Jewish student and young adult publishers in North America and Israel. From its headquarters in New York City with bureau offices in Israel and California the JSPS’ publication Jewish Press Features with items relating to “all aspects of Jewish life in Israel and the Diaspora,” in an effort to improve the quality of Jewish student newspapers. To further their mission of improving the Jewish student press, an annually held meeting was convened in the form of the National Editor’s Conference in the US, as well as a three-week seminar for journalists held in Israel. In 1975, the JSPS won the Smolar Award for Excellence in Journalism from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and was awarded the Partner in Education Award from the City School District of NY in 1977. Many of the journalists and editors of the JSPS would go on to positions in major Jewish news agencies and papers.

By the 1990s, the Jewish student newspaper scene had shifted from smaller individual campus papers to regional and national publications. As a result the JSPS, in 1991, began publishing New Voices a national news magazine as a successor to the Jewish Press Features. While this collection documents the early years of the JSPS the organization is still active in providing news by and for Jewish students around the world.

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Scope and Content Note

Contains materials relating to the activities of the JSPS, including: general correspondence; correspondence of the JSPS's Israel Bureau; minutes and reports of Governing Board meetings and editors' conferences; undated and dated subscriber's mailings; and issues of the JSPS publication Jewish press features. Of note in the correspondence is material on: the image of the Jewish student press nationally, the relationship of the United States to Israel during the Yom Kippur War, and the life of Americans in Israel during the Yom Kippur War. Anti-semitic material includes a report from the Committee for Equal Justice for Marvin Kessler. Collection also contains correspondence by Bill Novak.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series. Series I: Records, contains the correspondence, clippings, and other records documenting the operation of the organization. Series II: Mailing Packets, documents the output of the organization consisting of various articles, clippings, cartoons, etc. for Jewish student newspapers.

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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

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Executive Director of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility. 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

Material related to JSPS may be found in the records of the North American Jewish Students Appeal, I-338 and I-338A.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Jewish Student Press Service Records; I-248; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Container List

 

Series I: Records, undated, 1969-1982

The series is in English.
0.5 linear feet (1.0 manuscript box). Box 1, Folder 1 to Box 1, Folder 27.
Arrangement:

The series is arranged alphabetically by folder title and subsequently by chronology of the material they contain.

Scope and Content:

This series contains the records of the JSPS and documents the organization from its founding on into the early-1980s. The internal and external communications of the organization dominates the series; however, the meeting minutes of both the organization’s Governing Board and Editors’ Conference offer insight into the happenings of the organization and its role to the broader Jewish student community. The early correspondence of well known Jewish editors and journalists can be found in this series.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Clippings 1969-1971
1 2 Correspondence 1970
1 3 Correspondence 1971
1 4 Correspondence 1972
1 5 Correspondence 1973
1 6 Correspondence 1974
1 7 Correspondence 1975
1 8 Correspondence 1976
1 9 Correspondence 1977
1 10 Correspondence 1978
1 11 Correspondence - Israel Bureau 1971
1 12 Correspondence - Israel Bureau 1972
1 13 Correspondence - Israel Bureau 1973
1 14 Correspondence - Israel Bureau 1974
1 15 Correspondence - Israel Bureau 1975
1 16 Correspondence - Israel Bureau 1976
1 17 Correspondence - Israel Bureau 1977
1 18 Editors' Conference - Mailings 1970-1982
1 19 Editors' Conference - Meeting Minutes undated, 1973
1 20 Governing Board Meeting Minutes 1972-1973 and 1977
1 21 Israel Bureau undated
1 22 Jewish High School Student Alliance - Newsletter 1971 November
1 23 North American Jewish Students' Network 1971-1975
1 24 Organizational Records 1970
1 25 Unpublished Articles (1 of 2) undated, 1971-1973
1 26 Unpublished Articles (2 of 2) undated, 1971-1973
1 27 West Coast Bureau 1975-1976
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Series II: Mailing Packets, 1970-1987

The series is in English.
3.0 linear feet (6.0 manuscript boxes). Box 2, Folder 1 to Box 7, Folder 20.
Arrangement:

The series is arraged chronologically by the publication date of the packet.

Scope and Content:

This series contains the packets mailed to the subscribers of the JSPS. Known, originally, simply by the name as mailing packets they would later be called Jewish Press Features. Included in these packets are numerous articles, cartoons, interviews, reviews, and other material describing Jewish student life and the views of students on world and national events affecting them.

BoxFolderTitleDate
2 1 Mailing Packet 1970
2 2 Mailing Packet 1971 January 19
2 3 Mailing Packet 1971 February 2 and 23
2 4 Mailing Packet 1971 March 29
2 5 Mailing Packet 1971 April 21 and May 14
2 6 Mailing Packet 1971 October 15
2 7 Mailing Packet 1971 November 3
2 8 Mailing Packet 1971 November 17
2 9 Mailing Packet 1971 December 7
2 10 Mailing Packet 1971 December 29
2 11 Mailing Packet 1972 January 12
2 12 Mailing Packet 1972 January 31
2 13 Mailing Packet 1972 February
2 14 Mailing Packet 1972 March 16
2 15 Mailing Packet 1972 March 28
2 16 Mailing Packet 1972 April 17
2 17 Mailing Packet 1972 May 2
2 18 Mailing Packet 1972 May 17
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 1 Mailing Packet 1972 September 19
3 2 Mailing Packet 1972 October 3
3 3 Mailing Packet 1972 October 24
3 4 Mailing Packet 1972 November 14
3 5 Mailing Packet 1972 November 30
3 6 Mailing Packet 1972 December 20
3 7 Mailing Packet 1973 January 10
3 8 Mailing Packet 1973 February
3 9 Mailing Packet 1973 March
3 10 Mailing Packet 1973 May
3 11 Mailing Packet 1973 December 12
3 12 Mailing Packet 1974 May
3 13 Mailing Packet 1974 September
3 14 Mailing Packet 1975 November
3 15 Mailing Packet 1976 September
3 16 Mailing Packet 1976 November
BoxFolderTitleDate
4 1 Mailing Packet 1977 March and May
4 2 Mailing Packet 1977 September
4 3 Mailing Packet 1977 October
4 4 Mailing Packet 1977 November
4 5 Mailing Packet 1977 December
4 6 Mailing Packet 1978 January
4 7 Mailing Packet 1978 February
4 8 Mailing Packet 1978 March and April
4 9 Mailing Packet 1978 May
4 10 Mailing Packet 1978 September and October
4 11 Mailing Packet 1978 November
4 12 Mailing Packet 1978 December
4 13 Mailing Packet 1979 January and February
4 14 Mailing Packet 1979 March
4 15 Mailing Packet 1979 April
4 16 Mailing Packet 1979 May
4 17 Mailing Packet 1979 September
BoxFolderTitleDate
5 1 Mailing Packet 1979 October
5 2 Mailing Packet 1979 November 14-18
5 3 Mailing Packet 1979 November and December
5 4 Mailing Packet 1980 January
5 5 Mailing Packet 1980 February
5 6 Mailing Packet 1980 March
5 7 Mailing Packet 1980 April-June
5 8 Mailing Packet 1980 September
5 9 Mailing Packet 1980 October
5 10 Mailing Packet 1980 November
5 11 Mailing Packet 1980 December
5 12 Mailing Packet 1981 January and February
5 13 Mailing Packet 1981 March
5 14 Mailing Packet 1981 April
5 15 Mailing Packet 1981 May
5 16 Mailing Packet 1981 June
5 17 Mailing Packet 1981 September
5 18 Mailing Packet 1981 October
5 19 Mailing Packet 1981 November
5 20 Mailing Packet 1981 December
5 21 Mailing Packet 1982 January and February
5 22 Mailing Packet 1982 March
5 23 Mailing Packet 1982 April
BoxFolderTitleDate
6 1 Mailing Packet 1982 May
6 2 Mailing Packet 1982 July
6 3 Mailing Packet 1982 September
6 4 Mailing Packet 1982 October
6 5 Mailing Packet 1982 December
6 6 Mailing Packet 1983 January and February
6 7 Mailing Packet 1983 March
6 8 Mailing Packet 1983 April
6 9 Mailing Packet 1983 May
6 10 Mailing Packet 1983 June
6 11 Mailing Packet 1983 September
6 12 Mailing Packet 1983 October
6 13 Mailing Packet 1983 November
6 14 Mailing Packet 1983 December
6 15 Mailing Packet 1984 January
6 16 Mailing Packet 1984 February
6 17 Mailing Packet 1984 March
6 18 Mailing Packet 1984 April
6 19 Mailing Packet 1984 May
6 20 Mailing Packet 1984 June
6 21 Mailing Packet 1984 September
6 22 Mailing Packet 1984 October
6 23 Mailing Packet 1984 November
6 24 Mailing Packet 1984 December
BoxFolderTitleDate
7 1 Mailing Packet 1985 January
7 2 Mailing Packet 1985 February
7 3 Mailing Packet 1985 March
7 4 Mailing Packet 1985 April
7 5 Mailing Packet 1985 May
7 6 Mailing Packet 1985 June
7 7 Mailing Packet 1985 September
7 8 Mailing Packet 1985 October
7 9 Mailing Packet 1985 November
7 10 Mailing Packet 1985-1986 December and January
7 11 Mailing Packet 1986 February
7 12 Mailing Packet 1986 March
7 13 Mailing Packet 1986 April
7 14 Mailing Packet 1986 June
7 15 Mailing Packet 1986 September
7 16 Mailing Packet 1986 October
7 17 Mailing Packet 1986-1987 December and January
7 18 Mailing Packet 1987 February
7 19 Mailing Packet 1987 March and April
7 20 Mailing Packet 1987 May-September
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