Guide to the Records of Hadassah Chapters of the North Shore (Mass.),
1959-1993
 
I-594

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hadassah Chapters of the North Shore (Mass.)
Title: Hadassah Chapters of the North Shore (Mass.) Records
Dates:1959-1993
Abstract: This collection contains materials related to the Lynn, Salem-Beverly-Danvers, and Swampscott-Marblehead chapters of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, including a history of the Lynn chapter produced in 1993, newsletters from the Salem-Beverly-Danvers chapter, and notes, pamphlets, and other information contained in the personal binder of Swampscott-Marblehead chapter president Irma Levenbach.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)
Identification: I-594
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS Boston, MA
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Historical Note

An announcement for the 1968 Luncheon and Fashion Show hosted by the Swampscott-Marblehead Hadassah, with notes by chapter president Irma Levenbach.

Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is a women’s volunteer organization founded in 1912 by Henrietta Szold. It is one of the largest international Jewish organizations and promotes health education, social action and advocacy, volunteerism, Jewish education and research, and connections with Israel.

The Lynn Hadassah was founded in 1922. It had ten members, known as the Lynn Senior Hadassah. Marion Goldman served as president, and their first projects mainly involved sewing and knitting. By the end of the second year, it had grown to 100 members, with women joining from Saugus, Nahant, Swampscott, and Marblehead. In 1947, because of the growth in membership, a separate chapter, the Swamspscott-Marblehead Hadassah, was formed. The Salem-Beverly-Danvers Hadassah chapter (originally the Salem-Beverly Hadassah) was also formed prior to 1959. In 1991, the Lynn chapter merged with the North Shore Business and Professional Group.

References

Material from the collection.

Chronology

1922Lynn Hadassah is founded.
1947The Swampscott-Marblehead Hadassah chapter is formed.
1991Lynn Hadassah merges with the North Shore Business and Professional Group.
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Scope and Content Note

The Hadassah Chapters of the North Shore (Mass.) Records contain a history of the Lynn chapter produced in 1993, newsletters from the Salem-Beverly-Danvers chapter, and notes, pamphlets, and other information contained in the personal binder of Irma Levenbach, president of the Swampscott-Marblehead chapter from 1968-1970. The binder includes administrative records, copies of posters and other ephemera produced by the chapter, correspondence, notes taken by Levenbach during her tenure, copies of speeches, and newspaper clippings.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into a single 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 Collections and Engagement 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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Related Material

B’nai B’rith Women, Greater Lynn Chapter No. 367 (Lynn, Mass.) Records, I-588

Hadassah Archives on Long-term Deposit at the American Jewish Historical Society, I-578

National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Boston Evening Branch Records, I-583

Women’s Scholarship Association of Greater Boston Records, I-528

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Hadassah Chapters of the North Shore (Mass.) Records; I-594; box number; folder number; Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by the Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore, 2013.

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Access Points

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Container List

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Series I: Hadassah Chapters of the North Shore (Mass.) Records, 1959-1993

English.
Box 1
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11Lynn Chapter—Book of History, Luncheon Pamphlet1993request_box
12Salem-Beverly-Danvers Chapter—Bulletins, Newsletters1959, 1972-1974request_box
13Swampscott-Marblehead Chapter—Donor Dinner Booklet1988request_box
14Swampscott-Marblehead Chapter—Irma Levenbach Binder and Notes1968-1970request_box
15Swampscott-Marblehead Chapter—Irma Levenbach Binder and Notes1968-1970request_box
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