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the activities of the JSPS from its founding thru to 1987 and includes correspondence, meeting minutes, flyers, unpublished articles.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, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Access Points

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Container List

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: 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.

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1 25 Unpublished Articles (1 of 2) undated, 1971-1973 request_box
1 26 Unpublished Articles (2 of 2) undated, 1971-1973 request_box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

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