Guide to the Papers of Lewis H. Weinstein (1905-), undated, 1947-1992
 
*P-641

Processed by Leslie S. Lundberg (April 1994)

American Jewish Historical Society

Center for Jewish History

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Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on February 21, 2008. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lewis H. Weinstein (1905- )
Title: Lewis H. Weinstein papers
Dates:undated, 1947-1992
Abstract: Consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, press releases, pamphlets, publications and other similar materials pertaining to Weinstein's involvement in Jewish organizations and institutions in the Boston area and nationally.
Languages: The collection is predominantly in English, with Russian and Lithuanian.
Quantity: 15 linear feet (30 manuscript boxes)
Location: Located at AJHS, Newton Centre, MA.
Identification: P-641
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Biographical Note

Lewis H. Weinstein (1905- )

A U.S. attorney and communal leader, Lewis H. Weinstein was born on April 10, 1905 to Jacob Menehem and Kuna (Romanow) Weinstein in Arany, Lithania, and was taken to the United States as an infant. He grew up in Portland, Maine. He married Selma Yeslawssy on September 2, 1932 and had two children-David J. (born 1936) and Louise (born 1945).

Before coming to Boston in 1921, while he lived in Portland he worked as a reported for the Press Herald, as office manager in a furniture business, as a Hebrew school teacher and principal, and waiter.

After graduating from Harvard (Phi Beta Kappa) in 1927 and Harvard Law School in 1930, he was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1930 and practiced law in Boston, Massachusetts at the firm of Rome and Weinstein and then Foley, Hoag and Elliot from 1946 until his retirement.

During World War II he served in the army, in 1944 on General Eisenhower's staff as liaison to General Charles de Gaulle and in 1945 as chief of the liaison section of the European theater of operations. After the Normandy landing, he served as liaison officer from General Eisenhower to Generals DeGaulle and Koenig. He entered Paris with them on the Day of Liberation in 1944. After the war he returned to his law practice and was active in local, state, and national bar associations.

Among his many interests was housing: he served as counsel for urban renewal agencies and on city, state, and federal housing agencies, and taught city planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and law at Harvard and other professional institutions. He served as chairman, from 1946-1052, of the Massachusetts State Housing Board, Emergency Housing Commission, Massachusetts Housing Council and was counsel to numerous housing and redevelopment authorities, in Massachusetts and elsewhere. He was a member of the U.S. Rent Control and Housing Commission.

His wide-ranging interest in Jewish life led to his service as chairman of four national Jewish agencies: the Council of Jewish Federation and Welfare Funds (1965-1966); the National Community Relations Advisory Council (1960-1964); the American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry, which he helped found and which he served as co-chairman from its inception and from 1968 as chairman; and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (1963-1965). He also served a number of local, state, and national organizations, including the Temple Mishkan Tefila Board, Boston's Hebrew College (President, 1946-1953), and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston as President and general campaign chairman. He served on the Boards of the Beth Israel Hospital, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the Aged, Bureau of Jewish Education, and other local agencies.1

1 Compiled on the basis of archival documents in the Papers of Lewis H. Weinstein as well as from data presented in Encyclopedia Judaica, vol. W, p. 871; Who's Who in American Jewry (1980), p. 516.

Chronology of the Life of Lewis H. Weinstein

1905LHW born in Vilna, Lithuania, on April 10th
1906Arrived in United States
1927B.A. (magna cum Laude), Harvard University
1930L.L.B. Harvard Law School
1932Marries Selma Yeslawsky
1930-1932Associate, Rome & Weinstein
1932-1945Partner, Rome & Weinstein
1934-1938Asst. Corporate Counsel, City of Boston
1938-1945General Counsel, Boston Housing Authority
1946-Partner, Foley Hoag and Eliot
1946-1952Chairman, Massachusetts State Housing Board
1946-1953President, Hebrew Teachers College
1950Combined Jewish Philanthropies (Board of Trustees, Executive Committee)
1954-1957President, Combined Jewish Philanthropies
1956-1957General Campaign Chairman
1960-1968Senior Visiting Lecturer on Land Use and Planning, MIT
1960-1964Chairman, National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council
1961-1968Senior Visiting Lecturer in City Planning, MIT
1968-1970Chairman, American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry
1960-1975Lecturer, Harvard Law School
1963-1965Chairman, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
1965-1966President, Council of Jewish Federations
1986Publishes Masa
1993Publishes My Life at the Bar: Lawyer, Soldier, Teacher and Pro Bono Activist
Military HonorsLegion of Merit, Bronze Star with Clusters; Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre avec Palme (France); Papal Military Medal
Civilian AwardsNational Brotherhood Award, National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1957; Heritage Award, Yeshiva University; National Community Service Award, Jewish Theological Seminary of America
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Scope and Content Note

The Papers of Lewis H. Weinstein reflect various Jewish organizational and institutional activities in which LHW participated. Though the collection does not preserve the total volume of papers produced by LHW, its importance goes beyond the name under which these papers are preserved.

The collection is valuable to researchers studying the Jewish Federation movement, in particular the activities of the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Conference of Presidents of the Major American Jewish Organizations, and the Council of Jewish Federations, especially during the 1960s, when LHW was most active with these organizations. It is also valuable for the study of issues at that time related to civil rights activities, Soviet Jewry, church-state matters such as prayer decision, the ultra-right, relations of the United States with Israel.

The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, financial and fundraising documents, legal documents, telegrams, newspaper clippings, press releases, pamphlets and publications, opinion papers, agendas of meetings and conferences, resolutions, annual reports, and handwritten notes. The documents are primarily in English, with a few in Russian and Lithuanian. Subjects are arranged according to series, and folders are arranged internally in chronological order.

The collection is divided into 12 series corresponding roughly to the original filing system of LHW.

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Arrangement

The collection is divided into twelve series, as described below:

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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 Executive Director 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

National Community Relations Advisory Council
Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds


Combined Jewish Philanthropies
Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Lewis H. Weinstein papers; P-641; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to AJHS in 1992 and 1993 by Lewis Weinstein.

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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.

 

Series I: Hebrew Teachers College, 1952-1969

The Series is in English.
.5 linear feet. Box 1.
Arrangement:

Original order.

Scope and Content:

This college for Jewish Studies was founded in 1921 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, and in 1951 moved to Brookline, Massachusetts. LHW was President from 1946-1953 and was active in facilitating this move. The series includes correspondence, news clippings, corporate papers, minutes of the Executive Committee, pamphlets and a copy of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 1 Correspondence 1952-1969 request_box
1 2 Corporation Papers 1955-1969 request_box
1 3 Minutes, Reports 1952-1965 request_box
1 4 Board of Managers/Financial Reports 1966-1969 request_box
1 5 Board of Managers/Correspondence 1966-1969 request_box
1 6 Higher Education Act of 1965 undated, 1955-1967 request_box
1 7 Pamphlets, Brochures 1965-1967 request_box
1 8 Miscellaneous undated, 1963, 1967 request_box
1 9 Presidential Search 1986 request_box
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Series II: National Community Relations Advisory Council, 1960-1962

The Series is in English.
4.7 linear feet. Boxes 2-12.
Arrangement:

Original order.

Scope and Content:

This organization was established in 1944 in order to formulate policy and coordinate the work of national and local Jewish agencies in the field of community relations in the United States. It was composed initially of four national organizations and 14 local community relations councils. LHW was President from 1960-1964. The series consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, agendas, publicity material, case histories, news clippings, statements and miscellany.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2 1-3 General/Correspondence 1962-1963 request_box
2 4-9 General/Memoranda 1959-1965, 1967-1969 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
3 1-4 General/Minutes, Reports, Agendas 1960-1962, 1965 request_box
3 5 General/News Clippings 1960 request_box
3 6-11 General/Miscellaneous undated, 1960-1964, 1969 request_box
3 12 Civil Liberties undated request_box
3 13 Urban Affairs Housing 1961-1964 request_box
3 14 Legislation 1962 request_box
3 15 Jewish Labor Committee 1952-1965 request_box
3 16 Equal Rights De-Facto Segregation 1962-1964 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4 1-5 JDA Agencies/Misc. Correspondence, Committee Reports, Memoranda, etc. undated, 1962-1965 request_box
4 6 Discrimination in Housing 1962 request_box
4 7 Church-State/Correspondence 1960-1963 request_box
4 8 Church-State/Memoranda 1960-1964 request_box
4 9 Church-State/Reports 1960-1964 request_box
4 10 Church-State/Case Histories undated request_box
4 11 Church-State/Statements undated, 1963 request_box
4 12 Church-State/Articles & Lectures 1962-1963 request_box
4 13 Church-State/Press Releases undated, 1960 request_box
4 14 Church-State/Brochures & Pamphlets undated, 1961-1970 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5 1 Prayer Decision/Correspondence 1962 request_box
5 2 Prayer Decision/Memoranda 1962 request_box
5 3 Prayer Decision/Reactions, Statements 1962 request_box
5 4 Prayer Decision/Press Releases 1962 request_box
5 5 Prayer Decision/Printed Material 1962 request_box
5 6 Prayer Decision/Articles 1962-1963 request_box
5 7 Prayer Decision/News Clippings 1962 request_box
5 8 Prayer Decision/Miscellaneous undated request_box
5 9 Vatican Ecumenical Council 1964 request_box
5 10 Chaplaincy Study 1964 request_box
5 11-14 Conference of Presidents/Correspondence 1960-1963 request_box
5 15-18 Conference of Presidents/Memoranda 1960-1963 request_box
5 19-21 Conference of Presidents/Meetings, Minutes 1961-1963 request_box
5 22 Conference of Presidents/Statements 1963 request_box
5 23-24 Conference of Presidents/Miscellaneous 1961, 1963 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
6 1-2 American Jewish Committee/Correspondence 1961-1964 request_box
6 3-4 American Jewish Committee/Memoranda 1961-1964 request_box
6 5 American Jewish Committee/Minutes 1961 request_box
6 6 American Jewish Committee/Meetings 1961-1964 request_box
6 7 American Jewish Committee/Statements 1961 request_box
6 8 American Jewish Committee/Reports 1961 request_box
6 9 American Jewish Committee/Press Releases 1961 request_box
6 10 American Jewish Committee/News Articles 1961 request_box
6 11 American Jewish Committee/Miscellaneous 1961-1964 request_box
6 12 American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry 1964-1968 request_box
6 13 Aid to Education/Memoranda 1962-1965 request_box
6 14 Aid to Education/Minutes 1960-1961 request_box
6 15 Aid to Education/Reports & Statements undated, 1961-1965 request_box
6 16 Aid to Education/Miscellaneous undated, 1960-1965 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
7 1 Annual Plenums/Correspondence 1960 request_box
7 2 Annual Plenums/Miscellaneous undated request_box
7 3 Annual Plenums/Incoming Correspondence 1961 request_box
7 4 Annual Plenums/Outgoing Correspondence 1961 request_box
7 5 Annual Plenums/Memoranda 1961 request_box
7 6 Annual Plenums/Miscellaneous 1961 request_box
7 7 Annual Plenums/Correspondence 1962 request_box
7 8 Annual Plenums/Memoranda 1962 request_box
7 9 Annual Plenums/Reports, Statements 1962 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
8 1 Annual Plenums/Correspondence 1963 request_box
8 2 Annual Plenums/Memoranda 1963 request_box
8 3 Annual Plenums/Agenda Committee 1963 request_box
8 4 Annual Plenums/Miscellaneous 1963 request_box
8 5 Annual Plenums/Correspondence 1964 request_box
8 6 Annual Plenums/Miscellaneous 1964 request_box
8 7-8 Committee on Immigration Matters/Correspondence 1958-1961, 1963 request_box
8 9-10 Committee on Immigration Matters/Memoranda 1961, 1963 request_box
8 11 Committee on Immigration Matters/Statements, Reports 1961 request_box
8 12 Committee on Immigration Matters/Press 1961 request_box
8 13 Committee on Immigration Matters/Minutes 1963 request_box
8 14-15 Committee on Immigration Matters/Misc. 1960, 1963 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
9 1 Committee on Interreligious Activities/Correspondence 1960-1962 request_box
9 2 Committee on Interreligious Activities/Memoranda 1960-1962 request_box
9 3 Committee on Interreligious Activities/ Minutes, Reports & Statements 1960-1962 request_box
9 4 Committee on Interreligious Activities/Press 1962 request_box
9 5 Joint Advisory Committee/Correspondence 1960-1964 request_box
9 6 Joint Advisory Committee/Memoranda 1960-1964 request_box
9 7 Joint Advisory Committee/Minutes 1960-1964 request_box
9 8 Joint Advisory Committee/Statements & Reports 1959-1964 request_box
9 9 Southern CRCs 1960-1961 request_box
9 10 Eichmann Trial 1960-1961 request_box
9 11 Mass Media Committee-Motion Picture Project 1960-1963 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
10 1 American Jewish Congress/Correspondence 1961-1963 request_box
10 2 American Jewish Congress/Memoranda 1963 request_box
10 3 American Jewish Congress/Reports 1961-1964 request_box
10 4 American Jewish Congress/CLSA Reports 1962-1965 request_box
10 5 American Jewish Congress/Miscellaneous undated, 1965 request_box
10 6 Israel-Middle East/Correspondence 1960-1965 request_box
10 7 Israel-Middle East/Memoranda 1960-1965 request_box
10 8 Israel-Middle East/Minutes 1962 request_box
10 9 Israel-Middle East/Reports 1960-1965 request_box
10 10 Israel-Middle East/Statements 1960-1963 request_box
10 11 Israel-Middle East/Press Releases 1960-1963 request_box
10 12 Israel-Middle East/News Articles 1960-1965 request_box
10 13 Israel-Middle East/News Clippings undated, 1960-1964 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11 1 Ultra-Right Wing/Memoranda 1961-1964 request_box
11 2 Ultra-Right Wing/Minutes 1961 request_box
11 3 Ultra-Right Wing/Reports 1961-1964 request_box
11 4 Ultra-Right Wing/Statements 1961-1962 request_box
11 5 Ultra-Right Wing/News Articles 1961-1964 request_box
11 6 Ultra-Right Wing/Miscellaneous 1961-1964 request_box
11 7 Memberships 1960-1963 request_box
11 8 Budget/Correspondence 1960-1965 request_box
11 9 Budget/Memoranda 1960-1965 request_box
11 10-13 Budget/Reports 1960-1965 request_box
11 14 Budget/Budget Analyses 1962-1965 request_box
11 15 Budget/Miscellaneous 1960-1965 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
12 1 Community Consultation 1962-1964 request_box
12 2 Leadership Conference 1963 request_box
12 3 Executive Committee 1966 request_box
12 4 Soblen 1962 request_box
12 5 Humane Slaughter 1960-1965 request_box
12 6 Becker Amendment 1964 request_box
12 7 Legislative Reapportionment 1964 request_box
12 8 Williams-Javis, Bill 1965 request_box
12 9 War & Peace- Vietnam 1965-1966 request_box
12 10 Printed Material 1952-1986 request_box
12 11 Programs 1973-1989 request_box
12 12-14 Miscellaneous 1987-1990 request_box
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Series III: Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations , 1962-1986

The Series is in English.
1 linear foot. Boxes 13-14.
Arrangement:

Original order and chronological.

Scope and Content:

The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations was organized in 1955 out of a growing concern for unified action by major American Jewish organizations to help strengthen peace and stability in the Middle East. It served as a forum for exchange of information and as coordinating body for its members, dealing with American-Israel affairs and problems affecting Jews in other lands. LHW served as Chairman during the years 1963-1965. This series covers the years 1963-1981 and reflects the Conference's activities at the time: the publishing of documents, the calling of conferences and the personal exchange of views in meetings with political figures and Jewish communal leaders in other lands, including President Richard Nixon, Secretary of State Rogers, Prime Minister Golda Meir of Israel, et al. This series includes correspondence with Dr. Nahum Goldmann, Label A. Katz, Isaiah Minkoff, Yehudah Hellman, et al; press releases, news clippings, meeting agendae, Near East Reports, acknowledgements of congratulations on Weinstein's chairmanship, reports and minutes of meetings, material on Israel/Arab relations, budgets and notes.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
13 1-4 General/Correspondence 1963-1965, 1978-1986 request_box
13 5 General/Congratulations & Acknowledgements 1963-1964 request_box
13 6-10 General/Memoranda 1963-1968 request_box
13 11 General/Concerning Budget undated, 1962-1964 request_box
13 12 General/Minutes 1966 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14 1 General/Reports & Statements 1968 request_box
14 2 General/Press Releases 1980-1981 request_box
14 3 General/News Articles 1979-1985 request_box
14 4 General/Miscellaneous 1963-1964 request_box
14 5 Germany/Correspondence 1964-1965 request_box
14 6 Germany/Memoranda, Reports 1964-1966 request_box
14 7 Germany/Statements 1964-1966 request_box
14 8 Germany/News Articles, Printed Materials 1964-1965 request_box
14 9 Israel/Correspondence 1964 request_box
14 10 Israel/Memoranda, Reports undated, 1963-1965 request_box
14 11 Israel/Statements undated, 1964 request_box
14 12 Israel/Press 1964 request_box
14 13 Israel/News Articles 1963-1965 request_box
14 14 Israel/Notes undated request_box
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Series IV: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, 1947-1990

The Series is in English.
2.5 linear feet. Boxes 15-20.
Arrangement:

Original order.

Scope and Content:

The CJFWF provides national and regional services to 218 associated Jewish community organizations in the United States and Canada, aiding in campaigns and interpretation, budgeting, planning for health and welfare, and cooperative action. LHW was president in 1965, but ill health limited his activities and cut short the time he spent in this position. The series includes correspondence, memoranda, minutes, financial papers, publicity material, news clippings, translations, statements, note, pamphlets, daily mail sheets, organizational materials, General Assembly resolutions and printed programs. The most important sections include materials while he was chair of the Overseas Committee and while he was President of the Council.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15 1-5 Overseas Committee/Correspondence 1963-1968 request_box
15 6-9 Overseas Committee/Memoranda 1963-1968 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
16 1-2 Overseas Committee/Minutes 1963-1964 request_box
16 3 Overseas Committee/Reports 1963 request_box
16 4 Overseas Committee/Statements 1963 request_box
16 5 Overseas Committee/Budget 1963 request_box
16 6 Overseas Committee/Publicity 1963 request_box
16 7 Overseas Committee/News Clippings 1963 request_box
16 8 Overseas Committee/Miscellaneous 1963-1967 request_box
16 9-10 General/Correspondence 1964-1965 request_box
16 11-12 General/Memoranda 1964-1965 request_box
16 13 General/Newsletters 1964 request_box
16 14 White House Conference 1964 request_box
16 15 Publicity, Press 1965 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
17 1 As President/Daily Mail Sheets 1965-1966 request_box
17 2-8 As President/Correspondence 1965-1966 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
18 1-2 As President/Internal Memoranda 1965-1966 request_box
18 3 As President/External Memoranda 1966 request_box
18 4 Meetings/Correspondence 1966 request_box
18 5 Meetings/Memoranda, Reports 1966 request_box
18 6 Meetings/Minutes 1965-1966 request_box
18 7 Meetings/Miscellaneous 1966 request_box
18 8 Meetings/Board of Directors 1966 request_box
18 9 Organizational 1965 request_box
18 10 Legacies and Endowments/Correspondence 1965-1966 request_box
18 11 Legacies and Endowments/Reports 1965-1966 request_box
18 12 Legacies and Endowments/Memoranda 1966 request_box
18 13 National Jewish Population Study/Correspondence 1966 request_box
18 14 National Jewish Population Study/Memoranda/Reports 1966 request_box
18 15 National Jewish Population Study/Statements, News Clippings, Notes 1966 request_box
18 16 General Assembly/Correspondence 1966 request_box
18 17 General Assembly/Memoranda 1966 request_box
18 18 General Assembly/Statements 1966 request_box
18 19 General Assembly/Resolutions, Printed Program 1966 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
19 1 Correspondence 1969 request_box
19 2 Memoranda 1969 request_box
19 3 Meetings 1969 request_box
19 4 Printed Material 1969 request_box
19 5 Correspondence, Memoranda 1970 request_box
19 6 Printed Material 1970 request_box
19 7 Correspondence 1971 request_box
19 8 Printed Material: Pamphlet 1976 request_box
19 9 National Committee on Intermediate Cities Service 1977 request_box
19 10 March Board of Committee Meetings 1977 request_box
19 11 Correspondence 1978 request_box
19 12 Memoranda, Report 1978 request_box
19 13 Publicity 1978 request_box
19 14 Correspondence 1979 request_box
19 15 Memoranda, Reports 1979 request_box
19 16 Press Releases 1979 request_box
19 17 Philip Bernstein Tribute request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
20 1-11 Correspondence, Miscellaneous 1980-1990 request_box
20 12 National Planning Conference of Large Jewish Communities 1947 request_box
20 13 Pamphlets 1954-1985 request_box
20 14 Printed Material 1970-1981 request_box
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Series V: Combined Jewish Appeal, 1947-1961

The Series is in English.
1 linear foot. Boxes 21-22.
Arrangement:

Original order and chronological.

Scope and Content:

The Combined Jewish Appeal is the central fund-raising agency for support of local, national, overseas and Israeli agencies for Boston and surrounding communities. It is the fundraising arm of Associated Jewish Philanthropies. In 1960 LHW chaired the merge committee, which joined CJA and AJP into a single Combined Jewish Philanthropies, thus creating a central Jewish federation, which has been an active member of the Council of Jewish Federations of the United States and Canada. The series consists of correspondence, speeches, publicity materials, news clippings, by-laws and miscellany mostly from the 1950's.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
21 1-6 General/Correspondence 1955-1960 request_box
21 7-9 General/Memoranda, Reports 1955-1956, 1962 request_box
21 10 General/Minutes, Agenda 1956 request_box
21 11 General/Printed Material 1955 request_box
21 12 Suburbia/Reports 1955 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
22 1 Rally 1955 request_box
22 2 Allocation/Correspondence 1955-1956 request_box
22 3 Allocation/Miscellaneous 1955-1956 request_box
22 4 Budget 1960 request_box
22 5 1957-1958 Campaign/Correspondence 1958 request_box
22 6 1957-1958 Campaign/Miscellaneous 1958 request_box
22 7 Personnel Committee/Correspondence 1959-1960 request_box
22 8 Personnel Committee/Miscellaneous 1959-1960 request_box
22 9 Merger Committee/Correspondence 1960-1961 request_box
22 10 Merger Committee/By-Laws 1947-1960 request_box
22 11 Merger Committee/Miscellaneous 1960-1961 request_box
22 12 Miscellaneous 1947-1960 request_box
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Series VI: Combined Jewish Philanthropies, 1961-1980

The Series is in English.
1 linear foot. Boxes 23-24.
Arrangement:

Original order and chronological.

Scope and Content:

Combined Jewish Philanthropies is the central planning, budgeting and fundraising arm of the metropolitan Boston Jewish Community. It helps support 12 local constituent agencies and 75 other local, national and overseas social welfare and educational organizations. About half of its annual campaign is allocated to human service needs in Israel and to aiding Jews around the world. Founded in 1895, CJP was the first federated charity in the United States and has served as the model for United Way, Catholic Charities, and the numerous Jewish Federations around the country. LHW served as president from 1955-1957 and as general campaign chairman from 1956-1957. This series includes correspondence, minutes, treasurer's reports, printed material and miscellany primarily during the 1960s.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
23 1 Correspondence 1961 request_box
23 2 Legacies and Endowments 1961 request_box
23 3 Reports 1961 request_box
23 4 Correspondence 1962 request_box
23 5 Memoranda, Reports 1962 request_box
23 6 Budgets 1962 request_box
23 7 Miscellaneous 1962 request_box
23 8 Correspondence 1963 request_box
23 9 Reports 1963 request_box
23 10 Budget 1963 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
24 1 Campaigns/Correspondence 1963-1964 request_box
24 2 Campaigns/Minutes, Treasurer Reports 1963-1964 request_box
24 3 Campaigns/Reports 1964-1968 request_box
24 4 Campaigns/Printed Material 1963-1964 request_box
24 5 Campaigns/Miscellaneous 1963-1966 request_box
24 6 70th Anniversary 1964-1965 request_box
24 7 Correspondence, Miscellaneous 1967-1968 request_box
24 8 Executive Committee 1967-1968 request_box
24 9 Correspondence 1969 request_box
24 10 Central Area Program Planning Committee 1980 request_box
24 11 Miscellaneous 1966-1971 request_box
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Series VII: American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry, 1952-1986

The Series is in English and Russian.
1.25 linear feet. Boxes 25-28.
Arrangement:

Original order.

Scope and Content:

In 1963 LHW helped found this ad hoc group seeking to formulate a joint program and policy on behalf of Soviet Jewry and served as President in 1968. The Conference encompassed all the major Jewish organizations in the country (including the American Jewish Committee, which generally did not participate.) It held mass rallies, press conferences, and meetings with the White House and State Department and also published factual information on the current situation of Jews in the U.S.S.R. These activities are reflected in this collection's papers in correspondence with Leonard Garment, President Richard Nixon, Elliot Richardson, Arthur Goldberg, Dwight Chapin, Emory Swank, Sr. Saul I. Teplitz, etc. The series also includes memoranda, organizational information, publicity materials such as press releases, pamphlets, posters and flyers, and newsletters and bulletins from other organizations concerned with Soviet Jewry. There are also statements, speeches, articles, biographical sketches, translations of letters sent by Russian Jews, research information, notes and news clippings.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
25 1-14 Correspondence undated, 1963-1964, 1968-1971 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
26 1 Internal Memoranda 1963-1971 request_box
26 2-4 Memoranda to Membership 1968-1971 request_box
26 5 External Memoranda 1968-1970 request_box
26 6 Organizational Material 1963-1970 request_box
26 7 Memoranda re: Technical Subcommittee 1969 request_box
26 8 Minutes 1969 request_box
26 9 Outgoing Publicity 1968-1970 request_box
26 10 Incoming Publicity 1969-1970 request_box
26 11 Miscellaneous Publicity undated request_box
26 12 Printed Material/Jewish Telegraph Agency Daily News Bulletins 1968-1970 request_box
26 13 Printed Material/Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry 1969-1970 request_box
26 14 Printed Material/Soviet Jewry Action Newsletter 1969-1970 request_box
26 15 Printed Material/Near East Report 1970-1971 request_box
26 16 Printed Material/Newsletters 1969-1970 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
27 1 Printed Material/Posters-Flyers undated, 1970 request_box
27 2 Printed Material/Pamphlets 1952-1970 request_box
27 3 Printed Material/Programs 1968-1969 request_box
27 4 Printed Material/Miscellaneous 1969-1970 request_box
27 5 Statements, Speeches 1964-1970 request_box
27 6 Biographies 1968-1969 request_box
27 7 Translations 1968-1970 request_box
27 8 From Russian Jews 1969 request_box
27 9 Articles, Reports, Research 1963-1970 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
28 1 Notes undated, 1968-1970 request_box
28 2 News Clippings 1969-1970 request_box
28 3 Miscellaneous 1963-1970 request_box
28 4 National Conference on Soviet Jewry/Meetings, Bulletins 1977 request_box
28 5 National Conference on Soviet Jewry/3rd International Conference 1982 request_box
28 6 National Conference on Soviet Jewry/Statements 1983 request_box
28 7 National Conference on Soviet Jewry/Reports 1985-1986 request_box
28 8 National Conference on Soviet Jewry/"Belgrade: Breach of Breakthrough" 1978 request_box
28 9 National Conference on Soviet Jewry/Miscellaneous 1978 request_box
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Series VIII: Jewish Community Council, 1958-1969

The Series is in English.
.25 linear feet. Box 29.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical and chronological.

Scope and Content:

The community council is a central agency with the responsibility for fundraising for local, national, and overseas services; allocation and distribution of funds for these purposes and the coordination and central planning of local services, in order to strengthen them, eliminate duplication, and fill gaps. The materials in this series consist of correspondence and news clippings related to the JCC's 25th Anniversary.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
29 1 15th Anniversary of Israel/Correspondence 1963 request_box
29 2 15th Anniversary of Israel/Press Releases 1963 request_box
29 3 15th Anniversary of Israel/Printed Material 1958-1963 request_box
29 4 15th Anniversary of Israel/News Clippings 1963 request_box
29 5 15th Anniversary of Israel/Miscellaneous 1963 request_box
29 6 General/Correspondence 1963-1964 request_box
29 7 General/Minutes, Releases, Reports 1963-1968 request_box
29 8 25th Anniversary/Miscellaneous 1969 request_box
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Series IX: Large City Budgeting Conference, 1964-1967

The Series is in English.
.25 linear feet. Box 29.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

The Large City Budgeting Conference was an informal body made up of officers of Jewish welfare funds in the larger cities for the purpose of joint discussions and budgetary hearing with national agencies. At the time of its formation it consisted of representatives of the 15 large Jewish Federations who were concerned with the developing competition for funds by national Jewish community relations agencies. This series includes miscellaneous materials from the mid-1960s.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
29 9-12 Correspondence, reports 1964-1967 request_box
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Series X: Israel, 1964-1969

The Series is in English.
Five folders. Box 30.
Arrangement:

Original order and chronological.

Scope and Content:

This series contains correspondence, a map, press release and news clippings relating to the Unified Water Plan and Israel’s Kinnereth-Negev water project; papers relating to the 20th anniversary of the State of Israel, including a handwritten letter from then Speaker John McCormack; and materials relating to general matters such as security, human rights, etc.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
30 1 Israel Water Project/Correspondence, Map, Press Release, News Clipping 1964 request_box
30 2 20th Anniversary/Correspondence, Committee List, News Clipping 1968 request_box
30 3 General/Correspondence 1967-1969 request_box
30 4 General/Statements, Reports, Papers, Press Releases 1968-1969 request_box
30 5 General/Printed Material 1968-1969 request_box
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Series XI: Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1957-1961

The Series is in English.
1 folder. Box 30.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

LHW was always involved with music. He played the violin and viola and played in his high school band. With his wife he was a regular at Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts, retaining the same seat for more than 40 years. This series includes correspondence thanking donors for gifts and soliciting others for funds, receipts from gifts, a brochure, assignment sheets and a fact sheet about the orchestra.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
30 6 Miscellaneous/Correspondence, Receipts, Brochure, etc. 1957-1961 request_box
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Series XII: Personal Correspondence, 1968-1992

The Series is in English.
1 folder. Box 30.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

This short series consists of personal correspondence regarding insurance, personal banking arrangements, LHW’s art collection, and other miscellany.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
30 7 Correspondence undated, 1968-1992 request_box
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