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Hebrew Sunday School Society of Philadelphia (Pa.) Records: Series 1

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Series 1: Administrative records, 1838-2002, bulk 1900-1980
 
Series 1: Administrative records, 1838-2002, bulk 1900-1980
Series 1 is arranged chronologically and dates from 1838 to 2002, with the bulk of the records dating from 1900 to 1980. This series includes records relating to the governing of the Hebrew Sunday School Society and ongoing work needed to continue providing educational programs in and around Philadelphia. Included here are the constitution and by-laws of the society, along with petitions for constitutional amendments; minutes and reports of the Board of Managers, Executive Director, and various committees; journals and other writings; leases and agreements for teaching spaces; records and correspondence regarding related organizations, including the Allied Jewish Appeal, the Federation of Jewish Agencies, the Jewish Book Council, the Jewish Community Relations Council, the Jewish Education Committee, and others; correspondence of Society administrators; and an assortment of press releases, studies, publicity materials, clippings, and various lists. Records in this series highlight the decisions made by HSSS and the efforts involved in creating and maintaining Sunday School centers. Access to records in this series containing student grades is restricted for 75 years from date of creation.
 
Box     Folder     Description
1          1          Constitution and articles of incorporation          1838
1          2          "1st Minute Book by Rebecca Gratz, Founder of Hebrew Sunday School Society 1838"          1838-1843
1          3          Bound financial ledger regarding donations and subscriptions          1838-1858
1          4          "2nd Minute Book of Hebrew Sunday School Society 1858"          1858-1882
1          5          Constitution and by-laws of the Hebrew Sunday School Society          1859
1          6          The Occident          December 1866
1          7          The Occident          January1867, December 1867
1          8          The Occident          March-April 1868
1          9          Address by Reverend S. Morais on the life and character of Rebecca Gratz          1869
87          1          Original constitution with amendments          1878
1          10          Constitution and by-laws of the Hebrew Sunday School Society          circa 1880
1          11          President's annual reports, retyped copy of 1881 report, summary report          1881, 1930-1936, 1940
2          1          "Book 2 (A) Reports of the Hebrew Sunday School Society of Philadelphia"          1882-1888
2          2          Annual reports          1883, 1885-1886, 1898-1901
2          3          Annual reports          1883-1886, 1898-1899, 1905-1919
2          4          Letters, mainly regarding the Board of Managers, transcriptions of two letters from Rebecca Gratz          1885, 1890-1892, 1898, undated
2          5          Annual reports          1885, 1898, 1900-1905, 1907-1910, 1914, 1916, 1925-1928
2          6          By-laws for the society          1886
2          7          Report of the Committee on Text Books          November 27, 1888
2          8          Annual reports, anniversary programs, and by-laws          1888, 1905, 1913, 1925-1926
2          9          "Book 3rd Minutes and Reports of Meetings held by the Board of Managers of the Hebrew Sunday School Society of Philadelphia Beginning Nov 1888"          1888-1894
3          1          Resolution regarding the Hebrew Education Societies          January 15, 1889
3          2          Petition for constitutional amendments          1890
3          3          Board of Managers: Attendance record          1891-1926
3          4          "Book 4th Minutes and Reports of Meetings held by the Board of Managers of the Hebrew Sunday School Society of Philadelphia Beginning June 12, 1894"          1894-1899
3          5          The Hebrew Watchword          September-December 1896
3          6          Correspondence: Louis Bloch          1896, 1904, 1928, 1965, undated
3          7          The Hebrew Watchword          January-December 1897
3          8          The Hebrew Watchword          January-June 1989
3          9          Letters, including those of Isabella Rosenbach and Julius Greenstone          1900-1902, 1907-1915
3          10          "Book 5 Minutes and Reports of Meetings held by the Board of Managers of the Hebrew Sunday School Society from October 28, 1900"          1900-1905
4          1          Annual reports          1901, 1910, 1914-1916, 1925-1928
4          2          The Sabbath School Journal          1904 March-May
4          3          "Constitution and By-Laws"          1905
4          4          "Constitution and By-Laws"          1905
4          5          Annual reports          1905, 1907-1910
4          6          Copies of charter and revised articles, by-laws, and constitution          1905, 1954
4          7          Constitution and by-laws, copyright application forms          1905, 1955, 1964
4          8          Petition for constitutional amendments, Hebrew Sunday School Society broadsides          1905, undated
4          9          "Book 6 Minutes and Reports of Meetings held by the Board of Managers of the Hebrew Sunday School Society from September 26, 1905"          1905-1909
4          10          Reports of Committee on Instruction and Discipline          1907-1909
4          11          Reports of Committee on Anniversaries and Music          1907-1914
4          12          "Book 7 Minutes and Reports of Meetings held by the Board of Managers of the Hebrew Sunday School Society from June 9, 1909 to December 22, 1914"          1909-1914
5          1          Annual reports of the Hebrew Education Society and the Hebrew Sunday School Society          1912
5          2          75th Annual reports of the Hebrew Sunday School Society and the Hebrew Education Society          1913
5          3          75th Annual reports of the Hebrew Sunday School Society and the Hebrew Education Society          1913
5          4          Annual reports          1914, 1916-1918, 1925-1928
5          5          Resolution regarding death of Minnie Mayer          1915
5          6          "Book 8 Minutes and Reports of Meetings held by the Board of Managers of the Hebrew Sunday School Society from January 26, 1915 to June 13, 1922"          1915-1922
5          7          By-laws, minutes, correspondence, constitution          1921-1926, 1933, 1935, 1946-1954, 1967, undated
5          8          Report on Hebrew Sunday School Society, critique of report          1922
5          9          "Hebrew Sunday School Society," minutes and reports of meetings held by the Board of Managers          1922-1928
6          1          Report of Committee of Superintendents          April 6, 1923
6          2          Annual reports          1925, 1927, 1941-1944, 1974, 1978
6          3          Requests, legal papers, letters          1926, 1936, 1970-1971, 1975, 1977, 1983-1984
6          4          Clippings, reports, and a letter regarding Associated Talmud Torahs and education          1926, 1936, undated
6          5          Board of Managers: Attendance list          1926-1944
6          6          "Rebecca Rosenbach" by Emily Solis-Cohen          1928
6          7          "Book # 10" Minutes and reports of meetings held by the Board of Managers of the Hebrew Sunday School Society          1928-1938
6          8          Correspondence, mainly involving Jennie Sichel          1928-1939
6          9          Constitution and by-laws of the Hebrew Sunday School Society, "Selected Hymns for Jewish Religious Schools"          1930, undated
6          10          Leases for teaching spaces          1935-1936, 1939-1942
6          11          Board of Managers: Correspondence, including multiple photocopies; biographical material regarding Evelyn A. Margolis          1936-1953, undated
6          12          Executive Director's reports, includes photocopies of reports dating from 1933 to 1976          1933-1976, undated
7          1          List of honored guests for luncheon          January 26, 1937
7          2          Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association minutes          1938
7          3          Content lists of safes and boxes, photograph from 130th Anniversary          1938, 1943, 1968
7          4          Letters and invitations from the "Friends of HSSS," photograph from Minnie Mayer 1962 Purim, "Selected Hymns for Jewish Religious Schools," and "Outstanding Jewish Personalities" by Alfred H Friedman          1938, 1953, 1994-2002
7          5          Correspondence regarding teacher training and other subjects, constitution and by-laws of the Hebrew Sunday School Society, various replies regarding events          1938, 1964-1970, undated
7          6          Board of Managers: Letters and notices          1938-1939, 1945, 1962, 1966-1985
7          7          Statistical reports          1938-1940
7          8          Board of Managers: Minutes and memoranda (1 of 2)          1938-1942, 1966-1985
7          9          Board of Managers: Minutes and memoranda (2 of 2)          1938-1942, 1966-1985
7          10          "Minute Book # 11" Minutes and reports of meetings held by the Board of Managers of the Hebrew Sunday School Society          1938-1943
8          1          Memoranda, proposal, and invitation regarding joint Hebrew Sunday School Society and Associated Talmud Torahs Schools          1939, 1947, undated
8          2          Board of Managers: Minutes and notices regarding meetings, reports, publicity materials and clippings, staff lists          1939, 1964, 1973, 1984-1985
8          3          Philadelphia Council on Jewish Education: Reports, minutes, letters          1939-1940, 1945, undated
8          4          "Report of the Study Committee on Seven Jewish Educational Organizations          March 1940
8          5          Publicity materials, Hebrew Sunday School Society play outline, copyright registration certificate, list of donors, and certificates of achievement          1940, 1943, 1956, 1966, 1970, undated
8          6          President's annual reports          1940, 1946-1950
8          7          Letter and notice regarding Scout Committee and troop meetings          1940, 1948
8          8          Correspondence regarding stocks and other donations, graduation exercises, and other topics          1940-1942, 1945, 1948
8          9          Board of Managers: Correspondence, includes photocopies          1940-1991, undated
8          10          Correspondence to and from Katherine Buchsbaum, essays regarding Hebrew Sunday School Society          1942, 1946, undated
8          11          Letters, reports, and minutes from various committees, includes mainly photocopies          1942, 1963, 1967, 1970, undated
8          12          Correspondence, mainly regarding the schools for physically and mentally disabled students, includes mainly photocopies          1942-1944, 1952-1953, 1973-1975, 1983, undated
8          13          Board of Managers: Correspondence, includes multiple photocopies          1942-1988, undated
8          14          Board of Managers: Minutes, Executive Director's reports, list of Board of Managers, and letters to staff          1943, 1948, 1966, 1970-1974, 1977-1978, 1984-1985
8          15          Report regarding Allied Jewish Appeal          1943, 1953-1956
9          1          "Minute Book # 12" Minutes and meeting reports of Board of Managers          1943-1945
9          2          Board of Managers: Annual meeting minutes          1943-1946, 1970-1971, 1977-1979, 1985
9          3          Correspondence regarding donations          1944, 1951-1960, 1971-1979, 1987
9          4          Board of Managers: Minutes          1944-1948, 1961-1968, 1970-1972
9          5          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1945
9          6          Jewish Community Relations Council: Correspondence and report on intercultural education          1945, 1947-1948, 1961
9          7          Council on Jewish Education: Letters, reports, maps, mainly photocopies          1945, circa 1958, undated
9          8          Lists of committees and Board of Managers          1945-1946, 1951-1952, undated
9          9          Employee pension plan: Outline and memoranda          1945-1946, 1960-1963
9          10          Committee lists, minutes, and letters          1945-1957, undated
9          11          Jewish Book Council of Philadelphia: Letters regarding Book Reviewer's Workshop and meetings, bulletin regarding events          1945-1948
9          12          The Jewish Times: Letters, clippings, press releases, notes regarding publicity efforts          1945-1962
9          13          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1946
9          14          Correspondence to and from Katherine Buchsbaum and school policies          1946
10          1          Board of Managers: Minutes, reports, programs, invitations, includes photocopies          1946, 1950, 1957, 1977-1990, 1993, undated
10          2          Board of Managers: Correspondence          1946, 1954-1955, 1967-1968, 1976-1981
10          3          Correspondence regarding attendance at Camp Onas and Camp Happy          1946, 1959, undated 
10          4          President's reports          1946, 1961, 1970-1978, 1992
10          5          Scout report          1946-1947
10          6          Education report          1946-1947
10          7          Board of Managers: Minutes and mailings, notices to teachers          1946-1947
10          8          Pamphlets, reports, and edition of Religious Education journal          1946-1947, 1955-1956, 1964, 1967, 1972-1973, 1978-1982
10          9          Board of Managers: Minutes, includes photocopies          1946-1947, undated
10          10          Jewish Book Council of America: Notices regarding upcoming meetings          1946-1948
10          11          Philadelphia Jewish Book Council: Minutes          1946-1948
10          12          Board of Managers: Minutes, includes photocopies of minutes dating from 1949 to 1992          1946-1948, 1966-1968, undated
10          13          Correspondence to and from Katherine Buchsbaum and reports          1946-1949
10          14          Board of Managers: Minutes          1946-1953
10          15          Reports of Executive Director, correspondence regarding community planning, "Survey of Racial Changes in the Wynnefield Area of Philadelphia" report and data          1946-1953, 1960-1961, 1970-1971
10          16          Committee lists, minutes, and calendars          1946-1958
10          17          Insurance policies          1946-1963
10          18          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1947
11          1          Correspondence and notes regarding the use of The Jewish Exponent in schools          1947
11          2          Jewish Community Relations Council: Correspondence, study unit on community relations, notes          1947, 1949-1950, 1954, 1956-1958
11          3          Neighborhood Centre of Philadelphia: Correspondence regarding professional references of teachers and school location          1947, 1949-1952, 1957
11          4          Board of Managers: Member lists and letters          1947, 1950-1957
11          5          Board of Managers: Members lists, notes, and letters          1947, 1956-1959
11          6          Board of Managers: Minutes, includes photocopies of minutes from 1948 to 1981          1947, 1961, 1974, 1980, 1993, undated
11          7          Executive Director's reports          1947, 1966, 1970-1976
11          8          Annual meeting program and minutes          1947, 1970-1980, 1989-1992
11          9          Supplies for Overseas Survivors Campaign bulletins, letters, pamphlets, clothing patch, minutes, and notes regarding organization in the schools          1947, undated
11          10          Philadelphia Jewish Book Council: Minutes and reports          1947-1948
11          11          Reports on Yeadon and Upper Darby Jewish Centers, report on work of Ruth Greenberg          1947-1948
11          12          Council on Jewish Education and Hebrew Union College: Correspondence regarding teacher training and Sunday School matters          1947-1948
11          13          Jewish Education Committee: Correspondence, notes, and notices regarding annual "Art in Jewish Education" art exhibit          1947-1948
11          14          Hadassah, news bulletins, and course of study pamphlets          1947-1948, 1950-1951
11          15          Jewish Book Council of America: Notices regarding meetings and events          1947-1948, undated
11          16          Jewish Education Committee: Correspondence, notes, clippings, review regarding "Rich Man, Poor Man" play          1947-1948, undated
11          17          American Jewish Congress, Zionist Organization of America: Correspondence regarding meeting and teaching materials          1947-1949
11          18          Jewish Community Relations Council and Jewish Education Committee: Correspondence, notes, memoranda, and publicity materials          1947-1949
11          19          Correspondence regarding Emanuel Gamorah, Commission on Jewish Education          1947-1949
11          20          Education Committee: Letters, minutes, and reports, mainly photocopies          1947-1949, 1953-1954, 1966, 1969, undated
11          21          Correspondence and reports regarding Boy Scout troops, mainly photocopies          1947-1949, undated
11          22          Correspondence: Harry Elkin, mainly regarding Jewish Education Committee          1947-1950
11          23          Gratz College faculty meeting minutes, correspondence of Harry Elkin          1947-1950, 1964
11          24          Issues of teen publications, correspondence with Rabbi Norbert Rosenthal regarding school reform          1947-1950, undated
11          25          Board of Managers: Members lists, photocopies of lists dating from 1946 through 1992          1947-1953, undated
11          26          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1948
11          27          Minutes of Educational Committee and Parent Teacher Association Committee          1948
11          28          Press releases          1948, 1951, 1955-1957, 1962-1964
11          29          Correspondence regarding use of The Jewish Exponent in schools, entries for the Barton's Essay Contest          1948, 1951, undated
12          1          Correspondence regarding Children's Heart Hospital, school catalog          1948, 1953-1960
12          2          Federation of Jewish Agencies: Correspondence regarding appropriations, schools, insurance, and audits; meeting minutes, and reports          1948, 1958-1960
12          3          Jewish Book Council of America: Notices regarding meetings and events          1948, undated
12          4          Adult Jewish Education Committee: B'Nai B'Rith newsletters and letter regarding Book Reviewers' Workshop          1948, undated
12          5          Copies of proposed constitution for State of Israel, letters regarding Hebrew translations, notes          1948-1949
12          6          Correspondence between Harry Elkin, Jacob Golub, and Ephraim Gomberg          1948-1949
12          7          Correspondence: Dr. Uriah Z. Engelman, American Association for Jewish Education          1948-1949
12          8          Correspondence: Rabbi Samuel Glasner          1948-1949, 1952-1954
12          9          Council on Jewish Education: School calendars, memoranda on teaching current events          1948-1949, undated
12          10          President's annual reports, including photocopies of reports dating from 1946 to 1975          1948-1949, undated
12          11          Jewish Education Committee of New York: Correspondence, mostly regarding various publications          1948-1950
12          12          Educational Committee: Minutes, reports, and notes          1948-1950, 1953-1956
12          13          Hebrew Teachers' Association: Letters, faculty lists from Philadelphia area religious schools          1948-1951
12          14          Board of Managers: Member notices and meeting announcements, photocopies of records dating from 1946 to 1993          1948-1951, 1964, 1971-1977, 1985-1993, undated
12          15          B'Nai B'Rith Youth Organization: Meeting minutes, correspondence          1949
12          16          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1949
12          17          Jewish Committee on Scouting: Letters regarding meetings          1949
12          18          Philadelphia Council on Jewish Education: Reports and correspondence regarding visit to Ohel Moshe school          1949
12          19          Correspondence: Various vendors regarding subscriptions and services          1949, 1952, 1956-1957, 1961
12          20          Hillel Foundation at University of Pennsylvania: Clipping, pamphlets, and bulletins regarding events          1949, undated
12          21          Jewish Committee on Scouting: Letters, bulletins, minutes regarding meetings          1949-1950
12          22          Press releases and letters sent to Jewish Exponent          1949-1950
12          23          Press releases, donor list          1949-1950, 1953
12          24          Correspondence to and from Katherine Buchsbaum and reports          1949-1951, 1953
12          25          The Federation of Jewish Agencies and Federation of Jewish Charities: Minutes, reports, and letters regarding Jewish education          1949-1960
13          1          Community Centre for the Blind: Correspondence, reports, lesson plans, many photocopies          1949-1960, undated
13          2          Jewish Family Service: Correspondence between Benjamin Sprafkin, Sidney Fish and Alfred Friedman, mostly regarding programming          1949-1965
13          3          Constitution and by-laws of the Hebrew Sunday School Society          1950
13          4          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1950
13          5          Press releases, advertisements, and letters sent to Jewish Exponent          1950-1952
13          6          Press releases, advertisements, and letters sent to Jewish Exponent          1950-1952
13          7          Letters regarding Discussion Group and camps, and minutes          1950-1953, 1956, 1960, 1965
13          8          Board of Managers: Minutes          1950-1955
13          9          Letters regarding space rental for classes          1950-1958, 1972, 1982, undated
13          10          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1951
13          11          Correspondence regarding Big Brothers Association, Executive Committee minutes          1951, 1954, 1970
13          12          Correspondence regarding Weekly Bible Readers club and Carlin Craftsmen, Incorporated          1951, 1955, 1961
13          13          Committee on Extension and Adult Education: Lists and reports          1951, undated
13          14          Committee for the Self Study of Jewish Education in Philadelphia: Reports, forms, and letters          1951-1952
13          15          Committee for the Self Study of Jewish Education in Philadelphia: Reports and letters, pamphlets regarding Hebrew classes          1951-1952, undated
13          16          Philadelphia Council on Jewish Education: Reports and recommendations of various committees          1951-1952, undated
13          17          Staff vacation schedules, summer club trip suggestions, letter regarding Judea expansion          1951-1953, undated
13          18          Annual meeting minutes          1951-1954
13          19          National Jewish Welfare Board: Newsletter and reports regarding meetings, training, and the "Statement of Common Objectives and Areas of Cooperation in the Field of Jewish Education and Jewish Center Work"          1951-1955, undated
13          20          Press releases and clippings regarding annual meetings, awards, and various other subjects          1951-1956, 1966, 1969
13          21          Correspondence, primarily regarding graduation exercises          1951-1959
14          1          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1952
14          2          Copyright applications and certificate for "Jewish History Unit"          1952, 1964
14          3          Committee for the Self Study of Jewish Education: Reports and recommendations          1952, undated
14          4          Board of Managers: Letters          1952-1953
14          5          Philadelphia Council on Jewish Education: Evaluations, summaries, findings, and recommendations          1952-1956, undated
14          6          Jennie Sichel radio interview regarding scout troops under Hebrew Sunday School Society          January 24, 1953
14          7          Jewish Education Committee of New York: Correspondence regarding purchasing educational filmstrips          1953
14          8          Applications for membership in school safety patrol, letters and clippings regarding patrol          1953, 1955
14          9          Jewish Book Council of Philadelphia: Letters, booklists, and Histadruth Ivrith of America Hebrew Month letters and pamphlets          1953, 1957
14          10          "Keren Ami Letter," letters to Dr Oscar Janowsky and the Hebrew Teachers College          1953, 1957, 1964
14          11          Correspondence regarding Education on Israel, student accident insurance, clippings regarding Israel, Jewish schools campaign, and other events and duties          1953, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1966, 1970-1971, 1974-1975
14          12          Advertising          1953-1955
14          13          The Jewish Theological Seminary of America: Correspondence regarding various publications and a field trip          1953-1955, 1966-1973
14          14          Board of Managers: Minutes          1953-1958
14          15          Correspondence and receipts from C S Hammond and Company regarding maps          1953-1958
14          16          Jewish Education Committee of New York: Correspondence and invoices for teaching materials          1953-1959, 1965, 1970
14          17          Correspondence with Alfred H Friedman, notes regarding teacher salary scale          1954, 1958
14          18          Red Feather Campaign materials, poster, and minutes          1954, undated
14          19          Press releases          1954-1955
14          20          Allied Jewish Appeal: Reports and pamphlets          1954-1955, undated
14          21          List of schools, publicity materials, letters regarding school locations          1954-1956
14          22          Press releases          1954-1956
14          23          Scholarship award and rejection letters and application          1954-1956
14          24          Letters to scholarship fund donors          1954-1956, 1959
14          25          Correspondence regarding board issues, original drawings, and paintings          1954-1957
14          26          Letters, memoranda, and notes regarding school operations, funding, and enrollment          1954-1957
14          27          Press releases          1954-1958
15          1          Notices to principals and staff, school and staff lists          1954-1959, 1967-1969, 1974-1976, 1980, 1984-1985
15          2          Letters and notes regarding meetings and events          1955
15          3          Jewish Education Magazine: Letters and forms regarding subscription          1955, 1957, 1961
15          4          Letters and notes regarding Arthur Parris, song list          1955, 1959
15          5          Publicity and advertising          1955, 1965
15          6          Board of Managers: Annual meetings, programs, and invitations, minutes          1955, 1968-1984, undated
15          7          Letters regarding donations, scholarships, school meetings, and programs          1955, 1980-1981, 1990-1993
15          8          United Fund: Posters and campaign materials          1955-1956, undated
15          9          Robert Hitchings and Company invoices and letters regarding advertisements to be posted          1955-1957, 1959-1960
15          10          Publicity materials to be submitted to Jewish Exponent, application for admission, letter regarding Gratz College          1955-1959, 1961
15          11          Annual meeting minutes and reports of the president          1955-1960
15          12          Federation of Jewish Agencies: Employee pension plans and insurance information          1956
15          13          Board of Managers: Minutes and notes regarding meetings, staff notices, description of curriculum          1956, undated
15          14          Press releases          1956, 1959, 1965
15          15          Correspondence: Mainly Alfred H Friedman, includes numerous photocopies          1956-1958, 1974-1975, undated
15          16          Letters and reports regarding Code of Practice regulations          1956-1958, undated
15          17          Federation of Jewish Agencies: Reports, letters, minutes, and memoranda regarding Jewish education and staff insurance          1956-1961
16          1          Correspondence: A Allen Robbins, principal          1956-1966
16          2          Federation of Jewish Agencies: Memoranda and reports on budgets and Jewish families in Philadelphia          1957, 1959-1960, 1965
16          3          Letters, news release, and notes from various organizations regarding events, graduates, and material requests          1957, 1962-1967
16          4          Correspondence with Eglin Air Force Base regarding education program, and William Dodies regarding employment          1957, 1967
16          5          Notices to board members, staff, and parents, memoranda          1957, 1971-1975
16          6          Letters to Reverend Paul Schwartz, notes and letter regarding Gratz College scholarships          1957-1958, 1961
16          7          Press releases          1957-1959
16          8          Committee lists and letter regarding meeting          1957-1960
16          9          Correspondence, reports, minutes, and memoranda regarding Federation of Jewish Agencies Committee on Jewish Education          1957-1962
16          10          Press releases          1957-1962, 1965-1969
16          11          Neighborhood Centre of Philadelphia: Correspondence regarding school location rentals          1957-1963
16          12          Booklet containing donor information for Tribute Fund, Evelyn A. Margolis Lecture Fund, and Evelyn A. Margolis Scholarship Fund          1957-1966
16          13          Federation of Jewish Agencies: Minutes, memoranda regarding insurance and funding, report "Standards for National Voluntary Health, Welfare, and Recreation Agencies"          1958, 1964
16          14          Notices to parents, school calendars          1958, 1963-1984, 1992, undated
16          15          Board of Managers: Minutes, includes mostly photocopies of minutes dated from 1950 to 1958          1958, undated
16          16          Federation of Jewish Agencies: Fiscal report, correspondence regarding Hebrew Sunday School Society funds, enrollment, and supplies          1958-1959
17          1          Federation of Jewish Agencies: Reports, letters, and memoranda regarding finances, meetings          1958-1959
17          2          Correspondence with Abraham Segal, reports, notes          1958-1959, undated
17          3          Press releases          1958-1963
17          4          Annual Awards Fund: Solicitation letters          1958, 1961, 1966, 1977
17          5          Federation of Jewish Agencies: Minutes, letters, and charts regarding scholarship and tuition          1959, 1961
17          6          B'Nai B'Rith invitation and exhibit program          1959, 1965
17          7          Correspondence          1959, 1969-1978, 1984-1985
17          8          Budgets, notes, committee lists, and letters regarding educational materials          1959-1961
17          9          Federation of Jewish Agencies: Letters regarding budget, financial reports and memoranda, and pamphlets on insurance and retirement          1959-1961
17          10          Federation of Jewish Agencies: Memoranda, letters, and pamphlet regarding finances and committee meetings          1959-1961
17          11          Board of Managers: Annual meeting minutes, committee reports, and Federation of Jewish Agencies Committee on Education minutes          1959-1962
17          12          Board of Managers: Member lists          1959-1966
17          13          Jewish Community Relations Council: Memoranda, fact sheets, correspondence          1959-1967, 1971
17          14          Press release regarding election of Mrs. Harry Wexler as president          May 31, 1960
14          15          Code of personnel practices outline          November 1960
17          16          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1960
17          17          Federation of Jewish Agencies: Fact sheets on constituent organizations, school list, and letter regarding insurance          1960
17          18          Federation of Jewish Agencies: Meeting agenda, letters regarding budgets, fire drill reports          1960, 1965, undated
17          19          Personnel policies and position descriptions          1960, 1966, undated
17          20          Board of Managers: Committee correspondence          1960, 1968-1975, 1979-1983
17          21          Board of Managers: Minutes, correspondence, meeting invitation, reports          1960-1961
17          22          Federation of Jewish Agencies: Notices to agency executives and report, "Analysis of the Movement of Jewish Families in Philadelphia and Suburbs in 1959"          1960-1961
17          23          Board of Managers: Lists          1960-1961, 1969-1985
18          1          Board of Managers: Minutes, notes on budget and tuition, class rosters, and letters regarding Gratz College          1960-1963
18          2          Notes, lists of addresses, and letter regarding use of basements for storage          1960-1963
18          3          Letters regarding reservations of Benner and Erlen Theaters          1960-1965
18          4          Board of Managers: Minutes, includes photocopies          1960-1965, undated
18          5          Comprehensive report on school program          1960-1966
18          6          President's annual reports          1960-1968, 1970-1975
18          7          "Report of Survey of the Hebrew Sunday School Society of Philadelphia"          May 19, 1961
18          8          "Report of Survey of the United Hebrew Schools and Yeshivos and of the Hebrew Sunday School Society of Philadelphia"          May 19, 1961
18          9          President's annual report          June 5, 1961
18          10          Statements of Mrs. Harry Wexler (President of the society) regarding survey and meetings with synagogue representatives          June 6, 1961, undated
18          11          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1961
18          12          Executive Director's monthly reports          1961
18          13          Letters, forms, and lists regarding Annual Awards Fund contributions          1961
18          14          Statement of Mrs. Harry Wexler (President of the society) regarding teacher training program, report of school data          1961-1962, 1964
18          15          "Report of Survey of Hebrew Sunday School Society of Philadelphia" and "Shall We Reconstruct Jewish Education"          1961, 1964
18          16          Gratz College Division of Community Services: Memoranda, letters regarding meetings, and art exhibition program          1961, 1964-1965
18          17          Board of Managers: Minutes and memorandum, "Rejoinder to Dr Samuel Grand's Report of Survey of the Hebrew Sunday School Society"          circa 1961, 1968
18          18          Federation of Jewish Agencies: Meeting minutes          1961-1962
18          19          Correspondence: Board members, including Sidney M Fish          1961-1964
18          20          Federation of Jewish Agencies: Memoranda to agency executives regarding meetings, reports, and news          1961-1965
18          21          Correspondence of the Board of Managers, letters of congratulations and condolence          1961-1969, 1975, 1978
18          22          Correspondence regarding The Investments Committee, Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act, graduation exercises, and donations          1961-1972
19          1          President's annual report          June 4, 1962
19          2          Board of Manager: Minutes and reports          1962
19          3          Letters and forms regarding Annual Awards Fund contributions          1962
19          4          Correspondence and clipping regarding Dr. William Brickman talk, letter regarding B'Nai Yitzhok school          1962, 1965
19          5          Federation of Jewish Agencies: Letters and memoranda, reports          1962, undated
19          6          Application for scholarship grant          1962-1963
19          7          Committee of Jewish Education: Memoranda, reports, and surveys regarding scholarships          1962-1963
19          8          Scale for scholarship awards          1962-1963
19          9          Correspondence regarding exhibit at Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Gratz College summer school grades [Restricted]          1962-1963, 1968-1969
19          10          Gratz College Division of Community Services: Letters regarding in-service programs and events          1962-1964
19          11          Letters and forms for Elwin School contributions          1962-1964
19          12          Notes, inventory sheets, and letters regarding use of basements for storage          1962-1964
19          13          Correspondence, notes, and invoices regarding classified advertisements, announcements, and press releases placed in The Jewish Exponent          1962-1966
19          14          Press releases and clippings          1962-1966, 1971
19          15          President's annual report          June 10, 1963
19          16          Allied Jewish Appeal: Correspondence, teacher's kit, report          1963
19          17          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1963
19          18          Letters and forms regarding Annual Awards Fund contributions          1963
19          19          Press releases and advertising          1963
19          20          History of Hebrew Sunday School Society          1963, 1972
19          21          Applications for scholarship grant          circa 1963
19          22          Letters from The Jewish Agency regarding subscription to "Israel Among the Nations," program from The Jewish Employment and Vocational Service          1963-1965
19          23          Neighborhood Centre of Philadelphia: Correspondence regarding rental of rooms, rental agreement, community fair          1963-1965
19          24          Board of Managers: Committee memberships          1963-1966
19          25          Correspondence: Association of Jewish Agency Executives regarding meetings and dues          1963-1967, 1972-1975
20          1          Federation of Jewish Agencies: Memoranda, reports, and correspondence regarding Committee on Jewish Education          1963-1968, 1971-1973
20          2          President's annual report          June 1, 1964
20          3          Allied Jewish Appeal: Correspondence, solicitation booklet          1964
20          4          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1964
20          5          Correspondence regarding contributions to Elwin School          1964
20          6          Federation of Jewish Agencies Committee on Jewish Education: Minutes, memoranda, and letters          1964
20          7          Letters and postcards regarding Philadelphia Tutorial Project          1964
20          8          Letters, notes, forms, and lists of donors regarding Annual Awards Fund contributions          1964
20          9          Letters, notes, and petition regarding placing a school in the Greater Northeast neighborhood          1964
20          10          Letters and forms regarding Annual Awards Fund contributions          1964, 1966
20          11          Brochures and publicity material          1964, 1977, 1983-1984
20          12          Advertising and clippings          1964-1966
20          13          "Interfaith Conference on Religious Nurture of the Mentally Retarded" programs, letters, and minutes          1964-1966
20          14          Correspondence: Board members, including Sidney M Fish          1964-1966, 1969-1972
20          15          Correspondence regarding loan of items to B'Nai B'Rith          1964-1966, 1970-1972
20          16          Biographical information regarding board members          1964-1966, undated
20          17          Board of Rabbis correspondence, bulletin, and programs          1964-1966, undated
20          18          President's annual report          June 8, 1965
21          1          Allied Jewish Appeal: Minutes, teacher's guide, letters, memoranda          1965
21          2          Board of Mangers: Minutes and reports          1965
21          3          Correspondence regarding "Perspective and Promise" by Ruth Braude Sarner, donations to various organizations          1965
21          4          Letters and forms regarding Annual Awards Fund contributions          1965
21          5          Condolence letters from Executive Director and President          1965, 1968, 1970-1973
21          6          Pamphlets for The Jewish Braille Institute of America, Incorporated, and the National Association for Retarded Children          1965, undated
21          7          Correspondence: Applications and responses regarding Executive Director position          1965-1966
21          8          Letters and attendance sheets regarding "Special Board Meetings"          1965-1966
21          9          Letters and forms regarding Annual Awards Fund contributions          1965-1966
21          10          Script, clipping, and correspondence regarding "Ask the Rabbi" radio program, copy of constitution          1965-1966
21          11          Letters and program regarding Board of Jewish Education conference          1965-1966, 1972
21          12          Correspondence regarding Education Fund contributions          1965-1967
21          13          Correspondence, music lyric sheets, officers list, statistical reports, minutes          1965-1969
21          14          Correspondence regarding Benner and Erlen Theater reservations for events          1965-1970
21          15          Neighborhood Centre of Philadelphia: Correspondence and notes regarding event planning          1965-1970
21          16          Staff lists          1965-1974, 1977-1979
21          17          President's annual report          June 6, 1966
21          18          Allied Jewish Appeal: Teacher's guide, letters, memoranda          1966
21          19          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1966
21          20          Correspondence: Applications, recommendations, and responses regarding Executive Director position          1966, 1968
21          21          Executive Director Samuel Samitz: Letters, student and teacher lists          1966, 1968
21          22          Letters and notices regarding "ELITE" leadership training program and Summer Torah Readers project          1966, 1969
21          23          Letters regarding scholarships and a special education program          1966, 1973
22          1          Allied Jewish Appeal: Teacher's guide          1966, undated
22          2          Brochures promoting training programs and mailing lists          1966, undated
22          3          Rabbi Arnold G. Kaimen: Correspondence regarding The Committee on Mental Retardation          1966-1967
22          4          Calendars          1966-1972
22          5          Board of Managers: Member lists, duties and responsibilities, meeting programs, and letters regarding activities          1966-1980, 1986, 1992
22          6          Allied Jewish Appeal: Letters, solicitation packet          1967
22          7          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1967
22          8          "The Hebrew Sunday School Society of Philadelphia: Perspective and Promise" pamphlet          1967
22          9          "The Hebrew Sunday School Society of Philadelphia: Perspective and Promise" pamphlet          1967
22          10          Correspondence and notes regarding Educational Fund contributions          1967, 1969
22          11          By-laws and objectives, school calendar          1967, 1973, circa 1973
22          12          "The Hebrew Sunday School Society of Philadelphia: Perspective and Promise" and "Sesquicentennial of Service 1838-1938" pamphlets          1967, 1988
22          13          Board of Managers: Minutes, "America's Jews and the Mystique of Israel" by Ben Zion Bokser          1967-1968
22          14          Correspondence, resignation of Ruth B. Sarner          1967-1968
22          15          Press releases          1967-1968
22          16          Board of Managers: Minutes and correspondence          1967-1968, 1970-1975, 1984-1985
22          17          Federation of Jewish Agencies: Minutes and reports regarding Jewish education          1967-1968, 1982, 1985
22          18          Newsletters, including "Watchword"          1967-1969, 1972-1975
22          19          Mailing lists          1967-1970, 1984
22          20          Correspondence: Anne Press          1967-1971
23          1          Press releases and photocopies of clippings          1967-1971, undated
23          2          Correspondence regarding the Pathway School          1967-1973
23          3          Correspondence regarding financial aid          1967-1983
23          4          President's annual report          June 6, 1968
23          5          Letter from Ruth Sarner regarding programs and Executive Director duties          July 12, 1968
23          6          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1968
23          7          Executive Director Rabbi Homnick: Letters and memoranda          1968
23          8          Letters from Gratz College Division of Community Services regarding meetings and representation          1968
23          9          Executive Committee: Minutes          1968, 1969
23          10          Board member notices          1968, 1970, 1972
23          11          Letters and statements regarding merger of Hebrew Sunday School Society and the United Hebrew Schools          1968, 1991-1992
23          12          Correspondence, mainly involving Ruth B. Sarner          1968-1969
23          13          Board of Managers: Minutes, includes mostly photocopies dated from 1966 to 1969          1968-1969, undated
23          14          Executive Director's reports          1968-1978, 1983-1984
23          15          Board of Managers: Rebecca Gratz Centenary Committee correspondence          1969
23          16          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1969
23          17          Correspondence regarding contributions to Annual Awards Fund          1969
23          18          Press releases and advertising          1969
23          19          Allied Jewish Appeal: Correspondence, memoranda, teacher's guide          1969-1970
23          20          Annual Meeting minutes and letters          1969-1970
23          21          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1969-1971
23          22          Executive Director's reports          1969-1971
23          23          Correspondence: Sidney M. Fish          1969-1973
24          1          Board of Managers: Education Committee          1969-1973, 1977-1978
24          2          Agreements, forms, and correspondence regarding teaching spaces          1969-1974, 1978, 1985
24          3          Board of Managers: Minutes, lists, and memoranda          1969-1975, 1984-1993
24          4          President's annual report          June 9, 1970
24          5          Board of Managers annual meeting: Notes, minutes, report, letter          1970
24          6          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1970
24          7          List of items held in Philadelphia National Bank deposit box          1970
24          8          Philadelphia Israel Trade Fair: Press releases, notices, receipts          1970
24          9          Allied Jewish Appeal: Correspondence, memoranda, program          1970-1971
24          10          Fact sheets and structural descriptions          1970-1971
24          11          Staff conference: Programs, notes, letters          1970-1971
24          12          Executive Committee: Minutes, letters, photocopies of same          1970-1971, undated
24          13          Calendars          1970-1972
24          14          Correspondence: I. Jerome Stern          1970-1978
24          15          Annual meeting minutes and invitation          June 8, 1971
24          16          President's annual report          June 8, 1971
24          17          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1971
24          18          Executive Board meeting: Notes, minutes, calendars, letters          1971
24          19          Executive Board meeting: Notes, photograph, calendars, member lists, letters          1971
24          20          Report of the Executive Director drafts and notes          1971
24          21          Staff conference: Invitations, programs, correspondence          1971
24          22          Jerome I. Leventhal: Correspondence, staff record sheet          1971, 1973-1974
24          23          Board of Managers: Minutes, letter regarding Archives Center          1971, 1975
24          24          Copies of clippings and news releases regarding Hebrew Sunday School Society publicity          1971, 1987-1991
24          25          Staff conference: Programs, correspondence, press release          1971-1972
25          1          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1971-1972, 1976, 1979
25          2          Allied Jewish Appeal: Memoranda, letters, pamphlet, contribution lists          1971-1973
25          3          Executive Director's reports          1971-1973
25          4          Letters regarding expansion of schools, mainly photocopies from 1971 to 1979          1971-1973, 1987, undated
25          5          Joint Principal-Board meeting minutes          1971-1977
25          6          President's annual report          June 6, 1972
25          7          Annual meeting invitations, list of schools, and photographs          1972
25          8          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1972
25          9          Staff conference: Memoranda, notes, programs, letters          1972
25          10          Staff conference: Notes, letters, programs          1972
25          11          Allied Jewish Appeal: Pamphlets, memoranda, teachers lists          1972-1973
25          12          Board of Managers: Minutes          1972-1973
25          13          Executive Director's reports          1972-1973
25          14          Codes of personnel practice, photocopies of codes from various year between 1953 and 1987, related letters and memoranda          1972-1973, undated
25          15          President's annual report          June 12, 1973
25          16          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1973
25          17          Staff conference: Programs and correspondence          1973
25          18          Staff conference: Notes, reports, surveys, mostly related to proposed curriculum changes          1973
25          19          Subscription requests for "Jewish Current Events"          1973, 1979
25          20          Staff conference: Program and recommended curriculum changes          1973, undated
25          21          Allied Jewish Appeal: School program and activity          circa 1973
25          22          Correspondence regarding staff conference, program for Board of Jewish Education annual conference          1973-1974
26          1          Correspondence: Sidney Fish and Veachey Bloom          1973-1974
26          2          Staff conference: Programs, notes, letters, press release          1973-1974
26          3          Correspondence: Jerome I. Leventhal          1973-1975, 1984-1985
26          4          Publicity materials          1973-1975
26          5          Board of Managers: Minutes          1973-1976, 1979-1981
26          6          Board of Managers annual meeting: Letters, member lists          1973-1977
26          7          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1973-1977
26          8          Correspondence: Jerome I. Leventhal, includes notes and pamphlet regarding "The Pantheon of Philanthropy"          1973-1979
26          9          Correspondence: Jerome I. Leventhal          1973-1981
26          10          President's annual report          June 11, 1974
26          11          Allied Jewish Appeal: Letters, donation acknowledgements          1974
26          12          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1974
26          13          Correspondence: Federation Housing          1974
26          14          "Report of the President"          1974, 1992, undated
26          15          Executive Director's reports          1974-1975
26          16          Letters regarding teachers' contracts and non-returning students          1974-1975, undated
26          17          Correspondence: Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center regarding deposits, exhibits, and conservation          1974-1976
26          18          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1975
26          19          Board of Managers annual meeting: Notes, programs, invitations, letters          1975
26          20          Consultant reports          1975
26          21          Correspondence regarding annual Board of Managers meeting, President's report          1975
26          22          Staff conference: Programs, letters          1975
27          1          Staff conference: Notes, programs, letters          1975
27          2          Correspondence regarding archived materials with the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center and reports on the Hebrew Sunday School Society          1975, 1987-1988, 1992
27          3          Executive Director's reports, including photocopies of reports dating from 1937 to 1981          1975, 1993, undated
27          4          Annual Awards Fund contribution forms          1975, undated
27          5          Annual Awards Fund contribution forms and letters          1975, undated
27          6          Annual Awards Fund contribution forms          1975, undated
27          7          Board of Mangers: Minutes, includes photocopies dated from 1970 to 1979          1975, undated
27          8          Executive Director Dr. Jerome Leventhal: Letters and memoranda          1975-1976, 1983
27          9          Board of Managers: Minutes and notices, photograph          1975-1979, 1983
27          10          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1975-1982
27          11          President's annual report, Executive Director's report, minutes          June 8, 1976
27          12          Board of Managers: Minutes and reports          1976
27          13          Prayer card          circa 1976
27          14          Correspondence regarding Board of Managers meetings, meeting programs, annual society luncheon invitation and list of attendees          1976, 1977, undated
27          15          Board of Managers: Installation of officers program, board lists, prayer card          1976, 1984, undated
27          16          Board of Managers: Minutes and notices          1976-1979
27          17          Correspondence: Jerome I. Leventhal          1976-1979
27          18          Annual meeting of the Board of Managers, program, minutes, Annual Award Fund brochure          June 7, 1977
27          19          Annual meeting of the Board of Managers, program, minutes, clippings regarding Award Fund          1978
27          20          Correspondence: Jerome I. Leventhal          1978
27          21          Correspondence regarding 140th Anniversary Scholarship Fund          1978
27          22          Annual Awards Fund: Contribution forms, letters          1978-1980
27          23          Annual meeting program          1979
27          24          Reproduction of 1879 Application for Amendments to Charter          1979
27          25          Passover candy sale: Notices to Board members, correspondence, letters to parents and students          1979-1985
27          26          Annual meeting of the Board of Managers, program, invitations, Award Fund brochure, President's report          June 1980
27          27          Correspondence regarding annual meeting, invitation, RSVPs, and list of attendees          1980
27          28          Jewish National Fund: Donation receipts          1980, 1984
27          29          Annual meeting of the Board of Managers, Executive Director's report, program          June 3, 1981
28          1          Correspondence and notes regarding annual Board of Managers meeting, report of Executive Director, RSVPs          1981
28          2          Board of Managers annual meeting and Annual Awards Fund: Reports, programs, letters, member lists          1981-1982
28          3          Board of Managers: Minutes, includes photocopies          1981-1993, undated
28          4          Annual meeting of the Board of Managers, Executive Director's report, program, Award Fund brochure          1982
28          5          Board of Managers list, Principal list, annual staff conference program          1982-1983
28          6          Board of Managers: Minutes          1982-1983
28          7          Correspondence regarding meetings, fundraisers, committee selection, and the report "The Current Situation of Soviet Jewry"          1982-1984
28          8          Annual luncheon programs, lists of attendees, report of Executive Director          1983
28          9          Annual meeting of the Board of Managers, Executive Director's report, program, Award Fund brochure, invitation          1983
28          10          Report of the Nominating Committee          September 17, 1984
28          11          Clippings regarding new officers          November 1984
28          12          Correspondence regarding exhibition loan of Rebecca Gratz's embroidered bookmark          1986
28          13          "Sesquicentennial of Service 1838-1938" pamphlet          April 24, 1988
28          14          Essays, addresses, and images (photocopies) regarding the history of the Hebrew Sunday School Society          1988, undated
28          15          Family education programs, memoranda, and correspondence          1989-1992
28          16          Board of Managers: Minutes          1989
28          17          Correspondence and certificates regarding Jewish National Fund and Operation Exodus          1990-1991
28          18          "Operation Exodus" award, "Trees for Israel" award          1992, undated
28          19          Board of Managers: Minutes, Executive Director's report, meeting programs, "Watchword" newsletters          1992-1993
28          20          Principals' reports from the Klein and Fort Washington schools          March 11, 1993
28          21          "Report of the Executive Director"          June 1, 1993
28          22          Aims and objectives of the Hebrew Sunday School Society card          undated
28          23          Biographical information on Rebecca Gratz, publication cost figures          undated
28          24          Clippings regarding Gratz family, printed October 25, 1967 (photocopies)          undated
28          25          Clippings regarding Hebrew Sunday School Society from 1953, 1963 to 1964 (photocopies)          undated
28          26          "Directory of Jewish Religious Schools Philadelphia, PA"          undated
28          27          Genealogical information for descendants of Benjamin Gratz, summaries of Rebecca Gratz letters, Rosenbach Museum and Library brochure          undated
28          28          "The Jews of Philadelphia," clipping from 1891 July 31 (photocopy)          undated
28          29          Letters from Isabella Rosenbach, letters regarding the Rosenbach school, letters regarding matters of other schools          undated
28          30          Photocopies of 1967 by-laws and proposed by-laws          undated
28          31          Photocopies of clippings from 1962 to 1964          undated
28          32          Photocopies of clippings from 1967 to 1968          undated
28          33          Photocopy of letter from office of Grover Cleveland (1888)          undated
29          1          Photostatic copies of reports and minutes from the late 19th century          undated
29          2          Reproduction of 1838 constitution          undated
29          3          Reproduction of 1838 minute book          undated
29          4          Reproduction of 1840 "Second Annual Examination" pamphlet          undated
29          5          Reproduction of 1859 minute book          undated
29          6          Reproductions of 1859 treasurer's reports          undated
87          2          Reproductions of 1878 amendments to charter application, and charter          undated
29          7          Reproductions of 1879 clippings regarding 40th Anniversary          undated
29          8          Reproduction of by-laws          undated
29          9          Reproduction of charter          undated
29          10          Reproduction of David Friedman estate papers          undated
29          11          "Scott's American Heroine" by R Meade Bache, printed April 1906 (photocopy)          undated
29          12          Will of Rebecca Gratz (typed copy)          undated

 

 
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