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Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia Records

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SCRC 196

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Collection Summary 
 
Title
Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia
 
Dates
1822-1979        
 
Collection ID
SCRC 196
 
Creator
Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia
 
Quantity
31.28 linear feet (84 boxes + 3 map folders)
 
Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries
 
Language
Materials in English, German, and Hebrew.
          
 
 
Detailed Collection Information 
 
Abstract
The Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia traces its origins to the founding of the United Hebrew Charities, a relief organization established in 1869 through the merger of the United Hebrew Relief Association, United Hebrew Beneficent Society, United Hebrew Beneficent Fuel Society, Hebrew Mutual Aid Association, Hebrew Ladies’ Sewing Society, and the German Ladies’ Hebrew Benevolent Society. In 1983, the Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia merged with the Association for Jewish Children, an institutional foster home, child care, and adoption placement agency, to form the Jewish Family and Children’s Agency. The collection contains administrative records, correspondence, agency studies and surveys, case files, population and casework statistics, financial records, programming material, and reports.
 
Historical Note 
The Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia, a charitable and social service organization and constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, can trace its origins to the United Hebrew Charities, founded in 1869, from the merging of several allied organizations engaged in similar work. 
 
The United Hebrew Beneficent Society, the Jewish Family Service’s earliest predecessor, was organized in June 1822, “for the purposes of relief to the poor and sick of our persuasion, to procure attendance, medicine, for such sick as are unable to provide for themselves and in case of death to bury them with decency, to place poor children out as apprentices to mechanical trades, and to encourage the acquirement of the Holy Tongue among the children of the members of our persuasion.” The United Hebrew Beneficent Fuel Society was founded in February 1841, as the United Hebrew Beneficent Fuel and Savings Society “for the purchase of fuel and stoves, for the relief of the poor of the Jewish persuasion.” The United Hebrew Relief Association, organized in April 1858, granted “temporary relief to the poor and helpless Israelites who reside in our midst.” The United Hebrew Relief Association often held meetings at the Juliana Street Synagogue, then the place of worship for the German Congregation Rodeph Shalom. The Hebrew Mutual Aid Association, founded in 1861, was originally known as the Hebrew Philanthropic Society and provided relief to members of the Jewish community in times of sickness and death. 
 
On March 25, 1869, the Society of the United Hebrew Charities of Philadelphia (UHC) was established at 34 North 7th Street through the consolidation of six Jewish charitable organizations for the purposes of rendering relief more effectual.  Among them were the United Hebrew Relief Association, United Hebrew Beneficent Society, United Hebrew Beneficent Fuel Society, and Hebrew Mutual Aid Association, as well as the Hebrew Ladies’ Sewing Society (1838) and the German Ladies’ Hebrew Benevolent Society (1843?). The merged organization served as a relief agency for persons in financial and personal distress with a primary mission to preserve or restore the economic independence and self-respect of the Jewish family. In addition to providing monetary aid for food, rent, medical supplies, clothing, and transportation, the United Hebrew Charities provided services including but not limited to small loans for businesses, housing for transients during the Centennial International Exposition of 1876, an auxiliary branch that served as an employment bureau, and removal of families from congested slums due to increased cases of tuberculosis, most notably among Jewish garment workers. The United Hebrew Charities changed its name to the Jewish Welfare Society in 1921 to reflect the changing needs of the population which required less financial assistance and more personal services.
 
The Jewish Welfare Society (JWS) which long occupied the building at 330 South 9th Street, operated a growing body of relief, case work, and counseling services administered by trained social workers. During the Great Depression, JWS worked with the Committee for Unemployment Relief and the Bureau of Unemployment Relief to address the widespread and increasing unemployment in the Jewish community. Between 1937 and 1942, the Philadelphia Refugee Resettlement Committee, later known as the Philadelphia Committee for New Americans (PCNA), assisted with the economic and social adjustment of approximately 4,000 refugees displaced by Nazi Germany and its occupied territories. In December 1939, JWS began administering a shelter for transient Jewish men known as the Benjamin Wolf Home located 235 Delancey Street. From 1942 to 1946, the home was also used as a non-sectarian guest house for servicemen on leave. The Personal Aid Bureau or PAB, an outgrowth of the Prison Welfare Committee of B’nai B’rith of Philadelphia, engaged in casework and counseling services for adults and juveniles as well as their families in preparation for adjustment to life after incarceration. In the early 1940s, the work of the Chaplaincy Committee began and was led by a Communal Rabbi along with volunteer rabbis and laymen, who conducted religious services and ministered to the spiritual needs of inmates and patients at constituent agencies of the Federation of Jewish Agencies, public and private hospitals, and penal institutions including the Uptown Home for the Aged, Jewish Hospital, Eagleville Sanatorium, Philadelphia State Hospital at Byberry, and Eastern State Penitentiary, Graterford, and Moyamensing prisons. JWS moved its central agency operations to 1610 Spruce Street in 1944. In 1948, the Jewish Welfare Society changed its name for a second time to the Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia.
 
The Orphans’ Guardians Society was founded on March 15, 1868 as the Familien Waisen Erziehungs Verein (Society for the Education of Orphans in Private Families) by Samuel Hirsch, then Rabbi for Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel. The society’s mission was to “foster orphans of Jewish faith, place them with respectable Jewish families, care for their education and enable them to enjoy the benefits of family life.” The society’s name changed to the Orphans’ Guardians Society in 1892, and eventually merged with the Jewish Welfare Society in 1941, assuming responsibility for all open cases, assets, and employees.
 
The Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia (JFS) continued its development and expansion of casework services as the principal function of the agency to “preserve and strengthen family life” as the need for relief work continued to decline. Among the services offered, were individual and group counseling, services for imprisoned adults and juveniles, housekeeping instruction and homemaker services, and business counseling and loans. Beginning in the 1950s, JFS established a collaborative partnership with psychiatrists from the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic including Meyer Sonis, Frederick D. Dudley, and John A. Rose. The psychiatrists conducted educational seminars for staff and provided consultation services for JFS clients in need of psychiatric care. Increased services for the aged were also established, including the Private Residence Placement program which placed elderly persons in private homes and the Central Referral and Information Service (CIRS), established by Federation but administered by JFS, to connect the Jewish aged and chronically ill to appropriate programs and services. The PCNA continued its work with refugees by sponsoring resettlement for persons displaced by war and political unrest including Hungarian refugees fleeing the Hungarian Revolution (1956), Vietnamese refugees after the capture of Saigon (1975), and Cambodian refugees during the genocide perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge (1975-1979).
 
The Mastbaum Loan and Service System, originally established as the Federated Loan Association in 1920, was located at 243 South 6th Street and served as a non-profit loan society. Among the original incorporators were motion picture magnate Jules E. Mastbaum, Jacob D. Lit and Samuel D. Lit, Albert M. Greenfield, Ellis A. Gimbel, Morris Wolf, Jacob Billikopf, Samuel Fels, and Horace Stern.  Sometimes referred to as a “social service bank,” the Federated Loan Association furnished small loans to individuals unable to secure employment in the open market or establish credit with a bank or loan company. Loans were given for a “worthy purpose” when sickness, unemployment, or unexpected expenses would cause undue burden to the borrower. Although managed entirely by Jews, Mastbaum considered itself non-sectarian and issued loans without regard for race, creed, or color. The organization changed its name to Mastbaum Loan System in 1928 and again in 1933 to the Mastbaum Loan and Service System. In 1954, Mastbaum Loan and Service System became a department of the Jewish Family Service.
 
In 1983, the Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia merged with the Association for Jewish Children, an institutional foster home, child care, and adoption placement agency, to form the Jewish Family and Children’s Agency.
 
 
Chronology of charitable and social service agencies:
 
1822-1869 United Hebrew Beneficent Society
1841-1869 United Hebrew Beneficent Fuel Society
1858-1869 United Hebrew Relief Association
1861-1869 Hebrew Mutual Aid Association
1868-1941 Orphans’ Guardians Society
1869-1921 United Hebrew Charities
1920-1954 Mastbaum Loan and Service System
1921-1948 Jewish Welfare Society
1948-1983 Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia 
1983-         Jewish Family and Children’s Agency (records in separate collection)
 
 
Description of Collection 
The Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia Records document the activities of the organization and its predecessors over the course of its development from a series of volunteer run relief charities to a professional family counseling and casework service agency staffed by trained social workers. The collection contains administrative records, correspondence, agency studies and surveys, case files, population and casework statistics, financial records, and programming material. The agency’s relationships with allied local, regional, and national social work organizations is also well documented and provides a broad view of the evolution of social work as a profession and the development of social service activities particularly from the 1920s through the 1960s. Material created by the earliest agencies is restricted to primarily administrative and financial records, while the later material is more varied and provides greater detail about the programming and services administered by the institution over its tenure. Due to the numerous mergers and organization name changes, researchers are encouraged to consult records across multiple series to ensure discoverability of relevant materials.
 
Organization and Arrangement 
The collection is arranged into two series as follows:
 
Series 1: Accession 22, 1822-1979 
          Subseries 1.1: United Hebrew Beneficent Society, 1822-1869
          Subseries 1.2: United Hebrew Beneficent Fuel Society, 1841-1869
          Subseries 1.3: United Hebrew Relief Association, 1859-1869, 1889
          Subseries 1.4: Hebrew Mutual Aid Association, 1861-1870
          Subseries 1.5: Orphans’ Guardians Society, 1881-1941
          Subseries 1.6: Mastbaum Loan and Service System, 1920-1954
          Subseries 1.7: United Hebrew Charities, 1856-1922
          Subseries 1.8: Jewish Welfare Society, 1915-1948
          Subseries 1.9: Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia, 1921-1979
 
Series 2: Accession 829, 1868-1979           
          Subseries 2.1: Orphans’ Guardians Society, 1868-1921
          Subseries 2.2: United Hebrew Charities, 1869-1923
          Subseries 2.3: Jewish Welfare Society, 1920-1949
          Subseries 2.4: Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia, 1926-1979
 
Series 1: Accession 22, 1822-1979 
Series 1 contains the records of the Jewish Family Service and its various predecessor organizations, placed on deposit in 1973. This series is divided into 8 subseries according to the creating agency. Researchers are advised that there may be some overlap in the date coverage of records and should consult multiple series particularly for programmatic material that may span across the records created by multiple institutions.
 
Subseries 1.1 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains constitution, bylaws, a list of founding members, and Board of Directors meeting minutes from the organization’s inception until its merger with allied organizations in 1869 to form the United Hebrew Charities. Small portions of the constitution, bylaws and meeting minutes are written in Hebrew.
 
Subseries 1.2 contains Board of Directors meeting minutes from the organization’s inception until its merger with allied organizations in 1869 to form the United Hebrew Charities.
 
Subseries 1.3 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains the organization’s charter, constitution, record of membership dues, a ledger detailing the monetary relief distributed to clients, and Board of Managers meeting minutes for the years leading up the organization’s merger with allied organizations in 1869 to form the United Hebrew Charities.
 
Subseries 1.4 contains the organization’s constitution, bylaws, and meeting minutes from its founding up to the organization’s merger with allied organizations in 1869 to form the United Hebrew Charities. Constitution, bylaws, and a portion of the meeting minutes are written in German.
 
Subseries 1.5 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains the charter, constitution and bylaws, general journal, records of legacies and endowments left to the Orphans’ Guardians and its predecessor, a ledger detailing the monetary relief distributed to the organization’s clients, and the Board of Directors meeting minutes from its founding up to the organization’s merger with the Jewish Welfare Society in 1941. Approximately 20 years of the earliest meeting minutes are in German. Additional records created by the Orphans’ Guardians can be found in Subseries 2.1.
 
Subseries 1.6 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains articles of incorporation and bylaws, annual meeting minutes and reports, Board of Directors meeting minutes, financial statements, promissory notes and indexes of loans issued by Mastbaum, correspondence with borrowers,  records of loan payments made by borrowers, and a list of stockholders.
 
Subseries 1.7 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains constitution and bylaws, a ledger detailing the monetary relief distributed to clients which includes names, addresses and profession of those receiving monies as well as the reason for the request (i.e. rent, fuel , etc.), minutes of the auxiliary board known as the Ladies’ Board, and a near complete run of annual reports and board meeting minutes from the organization’s founding in 1869 up to its change of name to the Jewish Welfare Society in 1921. Additional records created by the United Hebrew Charities can be found in Subseries 2.2.
 
Subseries 1.8 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains board and committee meeting minutes and reports, financial records, agency studies, staff manuals, a sampling of personnel records of case workers and administrators employed by the society including Dorothy C. Kahn who served as executive director of the Philadelphia County Relief Board upon her departure from the JWS, statistical reports that provide extensive information on caseload and population characteristics of those served by the organization, and other administrative and programming material for services offered to the mentally ill, military servicemen, refugees and displaced persons, transients, and the unemployed. Additional records created by the Jewish Welfare Society can be found in Subseries 2.3 Access to case summaries and personnel records in this series, which may contain personally identifying information, details of counseling services or financial assistance provided, or medical information including referrals for treatment is restricted for 75 years from date of creation. Restrictions, where applicable, are noted at the file level in the collection inventory below.
 
Subseries 1.9 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains board and committee meeting minutes and reports, financial records including ledgers detailing the monetary relief distributed to refugee and native clients, agency studies, a sampling of personnel records of case workers and administrators employed by the society, casework files for psychiatric consultations,  including psychiatric evaluations and referrals for treatment for mental health problems, placement of dependent children and the aged, refugee resettlement, and counseling services for prisoners and their families and transition assistance for parolees. Additional materials created by the Jewish Family Service can be found in Subseries 2.4. Access to casework and psychiatric consultation interviews in this series, which may contain personally identifying information, details of counseling services or financial assistance provided, or medical information including referrals for treatment is restricted for 75 years from date of creation. Restrictions, where applicable, are noted at the file level in the collection inventory below.
 
Series 2: Accession 829, 1868-1979
Series 2 contains the records of the Jewish Family Service and its various predecessor organizations, donated in 1983 after the merger of the Jewish Family Service with the Association for Jewish Children to form the Jewish Family and Children’s Service. This series is divided into 4 subseries according to the creating agency. Researchers are advised that there may be some overlap in the date coverage of records and should consult multiple series particularly for programmatic material that may span across the records created by multiple institutions.
 
Subseries 2.1 contains an admissions register recording the names of children cared for by the organization and payments made to the members appointed as their guardians. Additional records created by the Orphans’ Guardians can be found in Subseries 1.5.
 
Subseries 2.2 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains financial records that provide detail about the individuals receiving aid including names and addresses as well as the type of relief received such as rent, food, goods including clothing and shoes, and medical aid. Additional records created by the United Hebrew Charities can be found in Subseries 1.7.
 
Subseries 2.3 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains board correspondence and committee meeting minutes, financial records including extensive agency budget material, and studies and reports on services. Additional records created by the Jewish Welfare Society can be found in Subseries 1.8. Access to case lists, summaries and interviews in this series, which may contain personally identifying information, details of counseling services or financial assistance provided, or medical information including referrals for treatment is restricted for 75 years from date of creation. Restrictions, where applicable, are noted at the file level in the collection inventory below.
 
Subseries 2.4 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record, is the largest subseries in the collection, and contains organization histories, board correspondence and manuals, budget material, committee meeting minutes and reports, estates and bequests, staff seminar files, studies and reports on services, and various programming files on “New Americans,” homemaker and housekeeping services, and mental health and family counseling, among others. Additional records created by the Jewish Family Service can be found in Subseries 1.9. Access to the Esther Gowen Hood Fund file and refugee case lists in this series, which may contain personally identifying information or details of financial assistance provided, is restricted for 75 years from date of creation. Restrictions, where applicable, are noted at the file level in the collection inventory below.
 
 
Patron Information 
 
Catalog Record 
A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b6256090~S30 
 
Research Access 
Collection is open for research. Access to case lists and summaries, casework and psychiatric consultation interviews, and personnel records containing personally identifying information, details of counseling services or financial assistance provided, or medical information including referrals for treatment is restricted for 75 years from date of creation. Restrictions, where applicable, are noted at the file level in the collection inventory below.
 
Collections Stored Off-Site
This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research. 
 
Publication and Copyright Information
Portions of the Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia Records are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries and portions are in the custody Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.
 
Preferred Citation
[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia Records, SCRC 196, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
 
Related Material
Association for Jewish Children Records, SCRC 37, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Federation Early Learning Services Records, SCRC 87, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
 
 
Administrative Information 
 
Acquisition Information
Series 1 placed on deposit in 1973 by the Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia. Series 2 donated in 1983 by Jewish Family and Children’s Service. Collection previously administered by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, acquired by Temple in June 2009.
 
Separated Material
A circa 1934 copy of an office manual of the Philadelphia County Relief Board, donated with the collection, was removed and cataloged separately: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b6150544~S30  
 
Processing Information 
Series 1 originally processed by Lindsay B. Nauen in 1978. Series 1 reprocessed and finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards between November 2015 and May 2016. Select subseries and folder titles were revised to more accurately reflect the contents including the addition of dates. All boxes in the collection were renumbered and relabeled. During this time, Series 2 was processed according to contemporary archival standards and integrated into the revised finding aid. All arrangement and description activities for both series were completed in May 2016 by Jessica M. Lydon, Associate Archivist. 
          
          
Index Terms
 
The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:
 
Corporate Names: 
Citizens Committee on Displaced Persons
Committee for Unemployment Relief (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Council of Social Agencies (Philadelphia, Pa.) 
Familien Waisen Erziehungs Verein (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Family Service Association of America
Federated Loan Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Hebrew Mutual Aid Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia
Jewish Welfare Society (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Mastbaum Loan and Service System (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Orphans' Guardians Society (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Public Charities Association of Pennsylvania 
United Hebrew Beneficent Society (Philadelphia, Pa.)
United Hebrew Beneficent Fuel Society (Philadelphia, Pa.)
United Hebrew Charities (Philadelphia, Pa.)
United Hebrew Relief Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)
 
Subjects: 
Employment agencies -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Family counseling -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Family social work -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Jews -- Charities -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Jewish orphans -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Poor families -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Prisoners -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Psychiatric social work -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Refugees -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Savings and loan associations -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Unemployed -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Older Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
 
Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.) 
 
Material Types: 
Administrative records 
Articles of incorporation 
Bylaws (administrative records) 
Case files 
Charters 
Clippings 
Correspondence 
Financial records 
Ledgers (account books)
Minutes 
Posters 
Press releases
Reports
 
 
Collection Inventory
 

Series 1: Accession 22, 1822-1979
Series 1 contains the records of the Jewish Family Service and its various predecessor organizations, placed on deposit in 1973. This series is divided into 8 subseries according to the creating agency. Researchers are advised that there may be some overlap in the date coverage of records and should consult multiple series particularly for programmatic material that may span across the records created by multiple institutions.

Subseries 1.1: United Hebrew Beneficent Society, 1822-1869
Subseries 1.1 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains constitution, bylaws, a list of founding members, and Board of Directors meeting minutes from the organization’s inception until its merger with allied organizations in 1869 to form the United Hebrew Charities. Small portions of the constitution, bylaws and meeting minutes are written in Hebrew.

Box    Folder

1          1          Board of Directors meeting minutes           1822-1869
1          2          Constitution, bylaws, and member list          1822-1843

Subseries 1.2: United Hebrew Beneficent Fuel Society, 1841-1869
Subseries 1.2 contains Board of Directors meeting minutes from the organization’s inception until its merger with allied organizations in 1869 to form the United Hebrew Charities.

Box    Folder

1          3          Board of Directors meeting minutes           1841-1869

Subseries 1.3: United Hebrew Relief Association, 1859-1869, 1889
Subseries 1.3 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains the organization’s charter, constitution, record of membership dues, a ledger detailing the monetary relief distributed to clients, and Board of Managers meeting minutes for the years leading up the organization’s merger with allied organizations in 1869 to form the United Hebrew Charities.

Box    Folder

2          1          Annual meeting minutes and transcriptions of United Hebrew Charities secretary correspondence          May 6, 1860 - May 2, 1869, June 1889
2          2          Board of Managers meeting minutes          December 22, 1859 - October 28, 1867
2          3          Board of Managers meeting minutes          November 4, 1867 - May 14, 1869
2          4          Charter and constitution          1860
3          1          Letter from Sabato Morais to Joseph Einstein          May 9, 1869
3          2          Membership dues and donations for collection          1866-1869
3          3          Receipts (blank)          circa 1866
3          4          Treasurer General Jewish Relief Fund receipts and disbursements          November 25, 1857 - October 31, 1869

Subseries 1.4: Hebrew Mutual Aid Association, 1861-1870

Subseries 1.4 contains the organization’s constitution, bylaws, and meeting minutes from its founding up to the organization’s merger with allied organizations in 1869 to form the United Hebrew Charities. Constitution, bylaws, and a portion of the meeting minutes are written in German.

Box

64                    Meeting minutes, constitution, and bylaws          January 10, 1861 - November 23, 1870

Subseries 1.5: Orphans’ Guardians Society, 1881-1941

Subseries 1.5 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains the charter, constitution and bylaws, general journal, records of legacies and endowments left to the Orphans’ Guardians and its predecessor, a ledger detailing the monetary relief distributed to the organization’s clients, and the Board of Directors meeting minutes from its founding up to the organization’s merger with the Jewish Welfare Society in 1941. Approximately 20 years of the earliest meeting minutes are in German. Additional records created by the Orphans’ Guardians can be found in Subseries 2.1.

Box    Folder

3          5          Board of Directors meeting minutes           January 9, 1868 - November 23, 1897
3          6          Board of Directors meeting minutes           December 30, 1897 - January 25, 1915
4          1          Board of Directors meeting minutes           May 1914 - April 30, 1930
4          2          Board of Directors meeting minutes           April 29, 1930 - June 9, 1938
4          3          Board of Directors meeting minutes           June 27, 1938 - May 31, 1941
M1         E          Charter of the Familien Waisen Erziehungs Verein          June 22, 1891
4          4          Constitution and bylaws          1893, 1912
67                    General journal          February 1935 - May 1941
4          5          Legacies and endowments original source record          1881-1943
4          6          Petition for change of name          March 22, 1895
65                    Relief distribution ledger          1936-1941

Subseries 1.6: Mastbaum Loan and Service System, 1920-1954
Subseries 1.6 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains articles of incorporation and bylaws, annual meeting minutes and reports, Board of Directors meeting minutes, financial statements, promissory notes and indexes of loans issued by Mastbaum, correspondence with borrowers,  records of loan payments made by borrowers, and a list of stockholders.

Box    Folder

4          7          Annual meeting minutes and reports          1921-1946
4          8          Articles of incorporation and bylaws          1920, 1947
4          9          Board of Directors meeting minutes          January 21, 1921 - November 6, 1929
5          1          Board of Directors meeting minutes          April 17, 1930 - February 4, 1947
68                    Borrower's index book of loans          November 1920 - July 1950
68                    Borrower's index book of loans          July 1950 - December 1960
69                    Cash receipts and disbursements          September 1942 - July 1954
68                    Cash receipts and disbursements          December 1954 - April 1966
70                    Cash receipts on loan payments          February 1946 - August 1950
69                    Cash receipts on loan payments          September 1950 - July 1954
5          2          Financial statements          1920-1925
5          3          Financial statements          1926-1937
5          4          Financial statements          1938-1948
5          5          Financial statements          1949-1954
5          6          General ledger          1933-1954
6          1          Promissory notes and correspondence regarding borrowers          1927-1946
6          2          Promissory notes and correspondence regarding borrowers          1948
6          3          Promissory notes and correspondence regarding borrowers          1949
6          4          Promissory notes and correspondence regarding borrowers          1950
6          5          Promissory notes and correspondence regarding borrowers          1951
6          6          Promissory notes and correspondence regarding borrowers          1952-1954
6          7          Stockholders list          1920-1925
6          8          Tax exemption          1926, 1933

Subseries 1.7: United Hebrew Charities, 1856-1922
Subseries 1.7 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains constitution and bylaws, a ledger detailing the monetary relief distributed to clients which includes names, addresses and profession of those receiving monies as well as the reason for the request (i.e. rent, fuel , etc.), minutes of the auxiliary board known as the Ladies’ Board, and a near complete run of annual reports and board meeting minutes from the organization’s founding in 1869 up to its change of name to the Jewish Welfare Society in 1921. Additional records created by the United Hebrew Charities can be found in Subseries 2.2.

Box    Folder

7          1          Annual reports (manuscript) and Board meeting minutes          February 12, 1869 - May 8, 1881
7          2          Annual reports (manuscript)          May 14, 1882 - May 11, 1890
7          3          Annual reports (manuscript), constitution, and bylaws          May 1891 - September 1897
8          1          Annual reports (printed)          May 1870 - May 1875
8          2          Annual reports (printed)          May 1875 - May 1893
8          3          Annual reports (printed)          May 1890 - September 1900
8          4          Annual reports (printed)          September 1901 - May 1906
9          1          Annual reports (printed)          May 1907 - May 1912
9          2          Annual reports (printed)          May 1913 - May 1920
9          3          Board meeting minutes, constitution, and bylaws (drafts)          October 1856, February 12 - March 25, 1869
9          4          Board meeting minutes          June 14, 1869 - April 17, 1882
10          1          Board meeting minutes          May 15, 1882 - March 24, 1890
10          2          Board meeting minutes          October 11, 1886 - July 15, 1889
11          1          Board meeting minutes          August 12, 1889 - May 1892
66                    Board meeting minutes          May 16, 1892 - January 22, 1912
11          2          Board meeting minutes          November 27, 1917 - December 12, 1921
11          3          Constitution, bylaws, and charter          1869, undated
11          4          Ladies' Advisory and Visiting Committees/Ladies' Board meeting minutes          September 22, 1869 - October 30, 1903
11          5          Ladies' Board and Personal Interest Society meeting minutes          undated
11          6          Ladies' Board member resignation letter          January 1896
11          7          Letter from Charles J. Cohen          January 25, 1915
11          8          Petition for change of name          January 14, 1922
12                    Recipients' record book of aid expenditures          October 12, 1875 - April 29, 1881

Subseries 1.8: Jewish Welfare Society, 1915-1948
Subseries 1.8 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains board and committee meeting minutes and reports, financial records, agency studies, staff manuals, a sampling of personnel records of case workers and administrators employed by the society including Dorothy C. Kahn who served as executive director of the Philadelphia County Relief Board upon her departure from the JWS, statistical reports that provide extensive information on caseload and population characteristics of those served by the organization, and other administrative and programming material for services offered to the mentally ill, military servicemen, refugees and displaced persons, transients, and the unemployed. Additional records created by the Jewish Welfare Society can be found in Subseries 2.3 Access to case summaries and personnel records in this series, which may contain personally identifying information, details of counseling services or financial assistance provided, or medical information including referrals for treatment is restricted for 75 years from date of creation. Restrictions, where applicable, are noted at the file level in the collection inventory below.

Box    Folder

71                    Accounts payable          1931-1937
13          1          Americanization Refugee Committee case list           1939-1941
13          2          Annual report extracts          undated
M1          E          Benjamin Wolf Guest House for Servicemen poster          circa 1942
13          3          Benjamin Wolf Home Committee correspondence and meeting minutes          1939-1948
13          4          Benjamin Wolf Home correspondence and reports          1939-1952
13          5          Benjamin Wolf Guest House for Servicemen cash book          November 1942 - May 1943
13          6          Board manual          November 1947
13          7          Board of Directors meeting minutes          1922-1927
13          8          Board of Directors meeting minutes          1928-1934
13          9          Board of Directors meeting minutes          1935-1939
14          1          Board of Directors meeting minutes          1940-1943
14          2          Board of Directors meeting minutes          1944-1948
14          3          Board of Directors reports          1923-1924
14          4          Board of Directors reports          1925-1930
14          5          Board of Directors reports          1931-1934
14          6          Board of Directors reports          1935-1936
14          7          Board of Directors reports          1937-1940
15          1          Board of Directors reports          1941-1943
15          2          Board of Directors reports          1944-1948
15          3          Brochure: "The Jewish Welfare Society of Philadelphia: What It Is and What It Does"          1944
15          4          Caseload maps          1936, 1939
15          5          Chaplaincy Committee meeting minutes and correspondence          1944-1954
15          6          Committee for Unemployment Relief correspondence          1930
15          7          Committee for Unemployment Relief correspondence          January - April 1931
15          8          Committee for Unemployment Relief correspondence          May - September 1931, March 1940
15          9          Committee for Unemployment Relief correspondence regarding transfer of records to Department of Public Welfare          July - August 1932
15          10          Committee for Unemployment Relief, Committee on Family Work          December 1930 - August 1931
16          1          Committee for Unemployment Relief emergency relief          April - September 1932
16          2          Committee for Unemployment Relief transfer of Jewish Welfare cases to Bureau of Unemployment Relief          June - October 1931
16          3          Committee for Unemployment Relief weekly reports of unemployment relief fund cases          December 1930 - June 1931
16          4          Committee for Unemployment Relief/Bureau of Unemployment Relief cooperative cases          August 1931 - April 1932
16          5          Committee for Unemployment Relief/Bureau of Unemployment Relief newspaper clippings          May - July 1931
16          6          "Community Study of Philadelphia"          1943-1944
16          7          Council of Social Agencies (Philadelphia, Pa.), Committee on Functions of a Family Agency meeting minutes and correspondence          1938-1941
16          8          County Relief Board and Joint Application Bureau for Unemployment Relief          April - December 1932
16          9          Department of Public Assistance allowance          1943-1944
72                    Employment and Vocational Bureau placement notice cards          1941-1943
16          10          Federation of Jewish Charities campaigns          1930-1947
16          11          Financial statements: monthly          April 1923 - May 1932
16          12          Financial statements: monthly          June 1932 - December 1935
17          1          Financial statements: monthly          January 1936 - December 1939
17          2          Financial statements: monthly          January 1940 - September 1943
17          3          Financial statements: monthly          October 1943 - December 1946
21          1          Financial statements: Benjamin Wolf Home           1939-1944
21          2          Financial statements: Benjamin Wolf Home           1945-1948
21          3          Financial statements: Refugee Resettlement Committee          1939-1946
65                    General ledger and investment ledger          1935-1940
17          4          Jewish Welfare Society - Orphans' Guardians Coordinating Committee meeting minutes, case summaries, and reports (Restricted)          1941-1942
17          5          Legacies and endowments original source record 1824-1947 (1 of 2)          1925-1947
17          6          Legacies and endowments original source record 1824-1947 (2 of 2)          1925-1947
18          1          National Conference of Jewish Social Service          1932-1936
18          2          National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare          1941-1948
18          3          National Conference of Jewish Social Work “Research Problems and the Use of Statistics in Jewish Social Agencies"          1947
M1          E          Organization charts          1927-1940, undated
18          4          Orphans' Guardians merger resolution and correspondence          1915, 1923-1942
18          5          Pennsylvania Conference on Social Work          1928, 1937-1938
18          6          Personnel record: Rose Schefen Ackerman (Restricted)          1939-1947
18          7          Personnel record: Sol Black (Restricted)          1934-1942
18          8          Personnel record: Dorothy C. Kahn          1931-1941
18          9          Personnel record: Helen Genel Kushner          1928-1935
18          10          Personnel record: Sarah S. Marnel          1925-1938
18          11          Personnel record: Lea Dolgin Thumin          1925-1936
72                    Philadelphia Refugee Resettlement Committee volunteer service cards: organization lists          circa 1939
72                    Philadelphia Refugee Resettlement Committee volunteer service cards: refugee profiles closed cases          1938-1940
72                    Philadelphia Refugee Resettlement Committee volunteer service cards: refugee profiles no volunteer necessary          1938
72                    Philadelphia Refugee Resettlement Committee volunteer service cards: refugee profiles open cases          1938-1941
72                    Philadelphia Refugee Resettlement Committee volunteer service cards: refugee profiles party list          1939
72                    Philadelphia Refugee Resettlement Committee volunteer service cards: refugee profiles unable to find volunteer          1939-1940
18          12          Placement Committee for the Care of the Jewish Mentally Ill / Medical Committee on Mental Care for Jewish Patients meeting minutes, correspondence, and case summaries          1935-1937
18          13          Placement Committee for the Care of the Jewish Mentally Ill / Medical Committee on Mental Care for Jewish Patients meeting minutes, correspondence, and case summaries          1938-1939
19          1          Policies and procedures manual          1942-1947
19          2          Presidents of the Jewish Welfare Society 1869-1941 dedication album          September 29, 1941
19          3          Public Charities Association of Pennsylvania          1937-1943, undated
19          4          Relief distribution ledger (cash)          April 1942 - May 1945
19          5          Royal Oaks Conference "Facing the Facts of Jewish Communal Work in Philadelphia"          1947
19          6          Russell Sage Foundation family case work statistics          1929-1938
19          7          Russell Sage Foundation/Family Service Association of America family case work statistics          1939-1947
19          8          Salary schedules, studies, and reports          1923-1928
19          9          Salary schedules, studies, and reports          1929-1936
20          1          Salary schedules, studies, and reports          1937-1943
21          4          Statistical and financial reports: monthly and quarterly          1923-1937
21          5          Statistical and financial reports: monthly and quarterly          1938-1943
21          6          Statistical and financial reports: monthly and quarterly          1944-1946
21          7          Statistical and financial reports: monthly and quarterly          1947-1948
20          2          Statistical reports: Refugee Resettlement Committee          1941-1943
20          3          "A Study of the Case Work Services of the Jewish Welfare Society of Philadelphia"          1941
20          4          Supervisors meeting minutes          1940-1942
20          5          Supervisors meeting minutes          1943-1944
20          6          Supervisors meeting minutes          1945-1946
20          7          Supervisors meeting minutes          1947
20          8          Veterans services          1943-1945
20          9          Veterans services          1946-1948

Subseries 1.9: Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia, 1921-1979
Subseries 1.9 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains board and committee meeting minutes and reports, financial records including ledgers detailing the monetary relief distributed to refugee and native clients, agency studies, a sampling of personnel records of case workers and administrators employed by the society, casework files for psychiatric consultations,  including psychiatric evaluations and referrals for treatment for mental health problems, placement of dependent children and the aged, refugee resettlement, and counseling services for prisoners and their families and transition assistance for parolees. Additional materials created by the Jewish Family Service can be found in Subseries 2.4. Access to casework and psychiatric consultation interviews in this series, which may contain personally identifying information, details of counseling services or financial assistance provided, or medical information including referrals for treatment is restricted for 75 years from date of creation. Restrictions, where applicable, are noted at the file level in the collection inventory below.

Box    Folder

73                    Accounts payable and receivable          1954-1961
22          1          Annual reports          1963-1979
22          2          Board manual          1949-1968
22          3          Board of Directors meeting minutes          December 28, 1948 - June 16, 1953
22          4          Board of Directors meeting minutes          September 29, 1953 - November 26, 1957
22          5          Board of Directors meeting minutes          January 28, 1958 - May 28, 1963
22          6          Board of Directors reports and meeting agendas          1948-1951
22          7          Board of Directors reports and meeting agendas          1952-1955
23          1          Board of Directors reports and meeting agendas          1956-1959
23          2          Board of Directors reports and meeting agendas          1960-1963
23          3          Bylaws          1949
23          4          Centennial Institute seminar proceedings          April 14, 1969
23          5          Citizens Committee on Displaced Persons          1947-1950
23          6          Committee on Agency Structure report          March 25, 1960
34          1          Cost study data          March 1957
23          7          Counseling application requests and casework interviews (Restricted)          1959-1964
23          8          Counseling Seminar meeting minutes and "S" family casework interviews          1958-1960
23          9          Counseling Seminar meeting minutes on intake and application process, Group I          1960-1961
23          10          Counseling Seminar meeting minutes on intake and application process, Group II          1960-1961
34          2          Endowments and trusts          1967
23          11          Family Service Association of America Mid-Atlantic Regional Institute case material          1961, 1964
24          1          Family Service Association of America, Research Committee Project on the Treatment of Marital Problems          1960
24          2          Family Service Association of America, Research Committee Project on the Treatment of Marital Problems          1961-1963
24          3          Family Service Association of America, Research Committee Project on the Treatment of Marital Problems          1964
24          4          Family Service Association of America, Research Committee Project on the Treatment of Marital Problems          1965, undated
24          5          Federation of Jewish Agencies          1948-1957
24          6          Federation of Jewish Agencies          1958-1961
25          1          Financial reports          September 1950 - June 1952
25          2          Financial reports          January 1957 - May 1959
25          3          Financial reports: Communal Chaplaincy          September 1950 - June 1952
25          4          Financial reports: native clients          June 1955 - August 1961
25          5          Financial reports: Personal Aid Bureau          September 1950 - June 1952
25          6          Financial reports: Personal Aid Bureau          January 1957 - May 1959
25          7          Financial reports: Private Residence Program          January 1957 - May 1959
25          8          Financial reports: Publication Fund          January 1957 - May 1959
25          9          Financial reports: Reserve Fund (loans to native clients)          July 1951 - June 1952
25          10          Financial reports: Reserve Fund (loans to native clients)          January 1957 - May 1959
34          3          Financial statements: Mastbaum Loan System          1956
25          11          General journal          1954-1965
26          1          General ledger          1960-1963
75          1          Mastbaum Loan System: cash receipts on loan payments          August 1954 - January 1961
26          2          National Conference of Jewish Communal Service          1949-1952
26          3          National Conference of Jewish Communal Service          1953-1955
26          4          National Conference of Jewish Communal Service          1956-1959
26          5          National Conference of Jewish Communal Service          1960-1963
26          6          National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Executive Committee          1952-1954
26          7          National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Executive Committee          1955-1960
26          8          National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Program Committee          1950-1952
27          1          National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Program Committee          1953-1963
27          2          National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Program Committee          1964
27          3          National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Program Committee          1965
27          4          Organization histories          1959, 1969
27          5          Outpost service at Har Zion Temple          1953-1954
27          6          Pennsylvania Citizens Association for Health and Welfare          1958-1962
27          7          Pennsylvania Commission on Displaced Persons          1948-1952
27          8          Pennsylvania Council of Family Service Agencies          1953-1955
28          1          Pennsylvania Council of Family Service Agencies          1956-1961
28          2          Pennsylvania Welfare Forum          1961-1962
28          3          Personnel record: Josephine S. Kabnick          1921-1940, 1951
28          4          Personnel record: Carl Schwartz          1949-1950
28          5          Personnel record: Hortense Dreyfuss Seidenman (Restricted)          1929-1961
34          4          Petition for name change          1949
34          5          Property appraisal          1949
28          6          Psychiatric consultation case list          1950-1954, 1960-1964
28          7          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, B-Z (Restricted)          1948-1949
28          8          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, A-M (Restricted)          1950
28          9          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, S-W (Restricted)          1950
28          10          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, B-K (Restricted)          1951
28          11          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, L-Z (Restricted)          1951
29          1          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, B-H (Restricted)          1952
29          2          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, L-Z (Restricted)          1952
29          3          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, A-L (Restricted)          1953
29          4          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, M-W (Restricted)          1953
29          5          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, A-G (Restricted)          1954
29          6          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, J-Z (Restricted)          1954
29          7          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, A-F (Restricted)          1960
29          8          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, G-N (Restricted)          1960
30          1          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, R-W (Restricted)          1960
30          2          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, A-F (Restricted)          1961
30          3          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, G-L (Restricted)          1961
30          4          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, M-W (Restricted)          1961
30          5          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, B-F (Restricted)          1962
30          6          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, G-P (Restricted)          1962
30          7          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, R-Z (Restricted)          1962
31          1          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, A-G (Restricted)          1963
31          2          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, H-N (Restricted)          1963
31          3          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, P-S (Restricted)          1963
31          4          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, B-L (Restricted)          1964
31          5          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, M-Y (Restricted)          1964
31          6          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, A-Y (Restricted)          1965
31          7          Psychiatric consultation interview summaries, A-S (Restricted)          1966
74                    Relief distribution ledger (refugee and native clients)          September 1952 - September 1953
74                    Relief distribution ledger (refugee and native clients)          October 1953 - January 1955
34          6          Statistical and financial reports          June 1948 - November 1950
32          1          Statistical reports: services to clients          1949-1953
32          2          Statistical reports: services to clients          1954-1959
32          3          Statistics: activity of homemakers          1960-1962
32          4          Statistics: activity of receptionists          1956-1963
32          5          Statistics: caseload and interviews          November 1955 - December 1956
75          2          Statistics: caseload charts by district          January 1950 - April 1955
75          3          Statistics: casework interviews by district          January 1950 - April 1955
32          6          Statistics: homemaker and domestic service cases          January - May 1949
32          7          Statistics: in-person interviews          March 1955 - December 1956
34          7          Statistics: miscellaneous reports          1946-1961
75          4          Statistics: New Americans casework          January 1950 - December 1953
32          8          Statistics: persons over sixty years of age and older          1947, 1953
75          5          Statistics: total agency casework          January 1950 - December 1953
32          9          Strawberry Mansion district office          1942-1962
32          10          "Study of Brief Service Cases" by Dulcine M. Schwartz          1955-1957
32          11          Study of fee use in homemaker cases          1959-1960
32          12          "Study of Jewish Family Service" by Arthur H. Kruse          1954-1955
33          1          Supervisors meeting minutes          1948
33          2          Supervisors meeting minutes          1949
33          3          Supervisors meeting minutes          1954-1955
33          4          Supervisors meeting minutes          1956-1958
33          5          Supervisors meeting minutes          1959-1960
33          6          "Survey of social work" by Research Inc.          1959-1960                             

Series 2: Accession 829, 1868-1979
Series 2 contains the records of the Jewish Family Service and its various predecessor organizations, donated in 1983 after the merger of the Jewish Family Service with the Association for Jewish Children to form the Jewish Family and Children’s Service. This series is divided into 4 subseries according to the creating agency. Researchers are advised that there may be some overlap in the date coverage of records and should consult multiple series particularly for programmatic material that may span across the records created by multiple institutions.

Subseries 2.1: Orphans’ Guardians Society, 1868-1921
Subseries 2.1 contains an admissions register recording the names of children cared for by the organization and payments made to the members appointed as their guardians. Additional records created by the Orphans’ Guardians can be found in Subseries 1.5.

Box    Folder

35          1          Register of admissions and payments to appointed guardians          1868-1921

Subseries 2.2: United Hebrew Charities, 1869-1923
Subseries 2.2 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains financial records that provide detail about the individuals receiving aid including names and addresses as well as the type of relief received such as rent, food, goods including clothing and shoes, and medical aid. Additional records created by the United Hebrew Charities can be found in Subseries 1.7.

Box    Folder

76                    Cash receipts and disbursements          1899-1919
77                    General ledger          1899-1920
35          2          Membership dues          1869-1880
78                    Monthly pension list          September 1899 - April 1904
79                    Monthly pension list          May 1904 - August 1909
80                    Monthly pension list          September 1909 - April 1914
81                    Monthly pension list          May 1914 - April 1918
82                    Relief distribution by case          1920-1921
83                    Relief distribution by case          1921-1922
84                    Relief distribution by case          1922-1923

                             
Subseries 2.3: Jewish Welfare Society, 1920-1949
Subseries 2.3 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains board correspondence and committee meeting minutes, financial records including extensive agency budget material, and studies and reports on services. Additional records created by the Jewish Welfare Society can be found in Subseries 1.8. Access to case lists, summaries and interviews in this series, which may contain personally identifying information, details of counseling services or financial assistance provided, or medical information including referrals for treatment is restricted for 75 years from date of creation. Restrictions, where applicable, are noted at the file level in the collection inventory below.

Box    Folder                             

36          1          Application studies on intake          1931-1945
36          2          Article reprints on social work and casework          1938-1940
36          3          Board manual          November 1947
36          4          Board of Directors correspondence          1920-1929
36          5          Board of Directors correspondence          1936-1948
36          6          Board of Directors reports          1923-1942
36          7          Budget 1922-40          1922-1939
36          8          Budget 1940-41          1940
36          9          Budget 1941-42          1940-1941
36          10          Budget 1942-43          1942
36          11          Budget 1943-44          1943
36          12          Budget 1944-45          1944
37          1          Budget 1945-46          1945-1946
37          2          Budget 1946-47          1946-1947
37          3          Budget 1947-48          1947-1948
37          4          Budget 1948-49          1948-1949
37          5          Case Committee meeting minutes and case summaries (Restricted)          1945-1949
37          6          Case work-group work project, Neighborhood Centre and JWS          1944-1945
37          7          Committee for the Study of Recent Immigration from Europe correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports          1944-1945
37          8          Committee for the Study of Recent Immigration from Europe life history interviews (Restricted)          1945
37          9          Committee on Case Interpretation meeting minutes          1943-1944
37          10          Committee on Extension of Agency Services correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports          1944
37          11          Committee to Analyze Refugee Service and Administration Expenditures          1940
37          12          Fee Committee meeting minutes (Restricted)          1944-1945
37          13          Funds: Barney Selig Birthday Fund          1931-1939
37          14          Funds: Harry Publicker Housing Fund          1934-1935
37          15          Funds: Joseph and Edith Stix Wasserman Vocational Trade Training Fund          1934-1938
37          16          Funds: Max Herzberg Memorial Fund          1929-1931
37          17          Funds: Salome Bernstein Memorial Fund          1928, 1934
37          18          Inter-agency Committee of Jewish Welfare Society and Family Society          1944-1945
37          19          Jewish conscientious objectors          1941-1944
38          1          National Committee for Resettlement of Foreign Physicians          1939-1946
38          2          National Refugee Service          1940-1946
38          3          Petition for name change          1948-1949
38          4          Philadelphia Committee for New Americans (PCNA) 1948 budget          1947-1949
38          5          Philadelphia Coordinating Committee for German Refugees          1937-1938
38          6          Philadelphia Refugee Resettlement Committee 1940-41 budget          1940-1941
38          7          Philadelphia Refugee Resettlement Committee 1941-42 budget          1940-1941
38          8          Philadelphia Refugee Resettlement Committee 1942-43 budget          1940-1942
38          9          Philadelphia Refugee Resettlement Committee 1943-44 budget          1942-1944
38          10          Philadelphia Refugee Resettlement Committee 1945 budget          1944-1945
38          11          Philadelphia Refugee Resettlement Committee 1946 budget          1945-1946
38          12          Philadelphia Refugee Resettlement Committee 1947 budget          1946-1947
39          1          Philadelphia Refugee Resettlement Committee correspondence and reports          1938-1946
39          2          Philadelphia Refugee Resettlement Committee: Oswego Camp          1945-1946
39          3          Philco Industrial Welfare Project          1943
39          4          Refugee Case Committee review of relief cases          1939-1941
39          5          Refugee client caseload reports          1940-1945
39          6          Refugee services in family agencies reports         
39          7          Refugees in armed services correspondence and lists          1943
39          8          Seminar on cultural background of Jewish social work          1927
39          9          Seminar: lay participation with Joseph E. Beck          1941
39          10          Special Staff Committee meeting minutes and case load maps on agency survey          1934
39          11          Staff manual          1942-1945
39          12          Study: "An Examination of Relief Cases and Their Treatment"          1926-1933
39          13          "Study of Casework Services" by Frances N. Harrison          1941
39          14          "Study of Relationships between Private Family Agencies and Public Relief Agencies in Pennsylvania"          1934
40          1          "Study of the Factors Affecting the decrease in Relief Expenditures in the Fiscal Year 1938-39"          1939
40          2          Study on intake by Geraldine M. Spark          1946
40          3          Study: "One-contact closings in Strawberry Mansion District" by Bernard Edelstein          1949
40          4          Study: "Self Support Work of the Jewish Welfare Society" by Harold Silver          1930
40          5          Study: "Sources of Referral of Applications" by Mollie Utkoff          1945
40          6          Survey of JWS by Dr. M. Robert Gomberg (1 of 2)          1947-1948
40          7          Survey of JWS by Dr. M. Robert Gomberg (2 of 2) case list (Restricted)          1947-1948
40          8          United Service for New Americans regional conference          1947-1949
40          9          Welfare Council of New York City: "An Impressionistic View of the Winter of 1930-31 in New York City"          1931

Subseries 2.4: Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia, 1926-1979
Subseries 2.4 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record, is the largest subseries in the collection, and contains organization histories, board correspondence and manuals, budget material, committee meeting minutes and reports, estates and bequests, staff seminar files, studies and reports on services, and various programming files on “New Americans,” homemaker and housekeeping services, and mental health and family counseling, among others. Additional records created by the Jewish Family Service can be found in Subseries 1.9. Access to the Esther Gowen Hood Fund file and refugee case lists in this series, which may contain personally identifying information or details of financial assistance provided, is restricted for 75 years from date of creation. Restrictions, where applicable, are noted at the file level in the collection inventory below.
                             
Box    Folder

41          1          Advisory Committee on Aging          1951, 1969-1974
41          2          Albert Einstein Medical Center          1945-1969
41          3          American Friends Service Committee          1950-1952, 1968
41          4          Annual award dinner: testimonial to Mrs. Julius S. Weyl          1949
41          5          Annual meetings          1942-1955
41          6          Annual meetings          1956-1968
41          7          Application Seminar meeting minutes          1950-1952
41          8          Association for Jewish Children          1943-1969
41          9          Association of Jewish Agency Executives of Philadelphia          1957-1961
42          1          Association of Jewish Agency Executives, Pension Committee          1954-1960
42          2          Benjamin and Fredora K. Wolf Foundation Scholarships          1957
42          3          Board directories          1928-1967
42          4          Board manual          1957, 1968
42          5          Board Manual Committee          1947-1956
42          6          Board of Directors committee lists          1961-1973
42          7          Board of Directors correspondence          1952-1960
42          8          Board of Directors correspondence          1961-1966
42          9          Board of Directors correspondence          1967-1969
42          10          Board of Directors correspondence          1970-1976
42          11          Board of Directors reports          1943-1971
43          1          Brith Sholom, Elizabeth Samuel Ludwig Lodge          1965-1969
43          2          Brochure: "New Horizons for Happiness"          1955
43          3          Bryn Mawr College, Department of Social Work and Social Research          1954-1965
43          4          Budget 1949-50          1949
43          5          Budget 1950-51          1950-1951
43          6          Budget 1951-52          1951
43          7          Budget 1952-53          1952-1953
43          8          Budget 1953-54          1953
43          9          Budget 1954-55          1954
43          10          Budget 1955-56          1955
43          11          Budget 1956-57          1956-1957
43          12          Budget 1957-58          1956-1957
43          13          Budget 1958-59          1957-1958
43          14          Budget 1959-60          1959-1960
43          15          Budget 1960-61          1960
43          16          Budget needs estimates (submitted to Federation)          1956-1962
43          17          Building: 1610 Spruce Street          1943-1968
44          1          Business Committee correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports          1930-1961
44          2          Bylaws          1921-1967
44          3          Casework service in day nurseries          1942-1969
44          4          Caseworkers counseling seminar with Beatrice A. Muller meeting minutes          1955
44          5          Centennial Committee          1965-1969
44          6          Central Information and Referral Service (CIRS) Advisory Committee          1958-1959
44          7          Committee on Agency Structure meeting minutes and reports          1958-1960
44          8          Committee on Bylaws          1949-1959
44          9          Committee on Clerical Procedures meeting minutes and reports          1950-1962
44          10          Committee on Collaboration between JFS and Group Work Agencies          1955
44          11          Committee on Cost Study          1957
44          12          Committee on Federation Bylaws          1949
45          1          Committee on Financial Assistance meeting minutes and reports          1952-1953
45          2          Committee on Friendly Visiting / Volunteer Committee          1956-1962
45          3          Committee on Gifts and Endowments correspondence and meeting minutes          1929-1961
45          4          Conference Committee for Refugee Rabbis          1954-1955
45          5          Congregation Rodeph Shalom          1932, 1951, 1957
45          6          Consultation service          1950
45          7          Correspondence: Albert H. Lieberman          1926-1967
45          8          Correspondence: testimonial letters from former clients (originals and photocopies)          1949-1964
45          9          Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds          1931-1956
45          10          Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds          1962-1968, 1979
45          11          Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, Planning Committee on Jewish Family Services          1950-1952
46          1          Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, Planning Committee on Jewish Family Services          1953-1967
46          2          Counseling seminar with Gertrude Einstein          1958-1959
46          3          Counseling seminar with Miriam Campbell          1957-1958
46          4          Court worker          1960-1964
46          5          Department of Public Assistance, Philadelphia County Board (1 of 2)          1931-1971
46          6          Department of Public Assistance, Philadelphia County Board (2 of 2)          1931-1971
46          7          Department of Public Assistance, Philadelphia County Board Citizens Advisory Committee for the Aged          1957
63          1          Estates and bequests A-F          1929-1973
63          2          Estates and bequests G-M          1931-1977
63          3          Estates and bequests N-W          1932-1972
47          1          Executive Committee lists and correspondence           1930-1959
47          2          Family Service Association of America Study Committee          1966-1968
47          3          Family Service Association of America, Large Agency Executive Group (LAEG), Prospectus Committee           1965
47          4          Family Service Association of America: study of telephone interviews in casework          1954
47          5          Federation of Jewish Agencies, Agency Executives meeting minutes          1956-1963
47          6          Federation of Jewish Agencies, Foundations Committee          1967
47          7          Federation of Jewish Agencies, Planning Committee for Study of Jewish Elderly Residents of Strawberry Mansion          1969-1970
47          8          Federation of Jewish Agencies: recruitment and training of professionals for the future          1973
47          9          Finance Committee correspondence and reports          1935-1969
47          10          Finance Committee meeting minutes          1938-1969
47          11          Forms Committee meeting minutes          1959-1960
48          1          Friends of the Jewish Family Service          1964-1972
48          2          Funds: Esther Gowen Hood Fund (Restricted)          1959-1961
48          3          Funds: Louis B. and Ida K. Orlowitz Fund          1967
48          4          Funds: Mary L. Chapman-Biddle Fund for Reduced Ladies          1975
48          5          Funds: Ralph Huberman Memorial Fund          1961-1962
48          6          Funds: Tribute Fund          1955-1970
48          7          Health and Welfare Council, Committee on Social Work in the Field of Aging          1960-1964
48          8          HIAS statistical abstracts          1960-1978
48          9          Holiday party          December 1966
48          10          Homemaker and housekeeping services (1 of 2)          1942-1972
48          11          Homemaker and housekeeping services (2 of 2)          1942-1972
48          12          Huberman Memorial Building dedication          1962
49          1          Inter-agency Committee on Services to Unmarried Mothers          1942-1958
49          2          Jewish content in social work          1947-1950, 1954
49          3          Jewish Employment and Vocational Bureau          1941-1969
49          4          Jewish identity, orientation, and leadership reference file          1955
49          5          Jewish Publication Society of America          1943-1972
49          6          Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Department of Pastoral Psychiatry field work placement          1952-1969
49          7          Job Reclassification Committee          1951-1969
49          8          Joint intake by Association for Jewish Children and JFS (1 of 2)          1967-1975
49          9          Joint intake by Association for Jewish Children and JFS (2 of 2)          1967-1975
50          1          Juvenile Delinquency Project          1954-1966
50          2          Legal Aid Society of Philadelphia          1943-1966
50          3          Lessing and Edith Rosenwald Foundation          1961, 1963
50          4          Loans and Business Counseling Committee correspondence and meeting minutes          1962-1967
50          5          Louis N. Cassett Foundation          1961
50          6          Membership Committee          1963-1965
50          7          Membership Committee proposal and reference material          1961-1963
50          8          Mental health reference file          1958-1966
51          1          Mental health and family counseling (1 of 2)          1963-1967
51          2          Mental health and family counseling (2 of 2)          1963-1967
51          3          Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania          1952-1957
51          4          Ministers, Social Workers, and Laymen Study Group           1954-1956
51          5          National Association of Jewish Family, Children's, and Health Services          1964-1969
51          6          National Association of Social Workers - Philadelphia Bar Association, Joint Committee of Lawyers and Social Workers          1962-1968
52          1          National Association of Social Workers - Philadelphia Bar Association, Joint Committee of Lawyers and Social Workers          1969-1976
52          2          National Association of Social Workers - Philadelphia Bar Association, Joint Committee of Lawyers and Social Workers questionnaires on privileged communication          1965-1965
52          3          National Conference of Jewish Communal Service          1964-1969
52          4          National Conference on Social Welfare (1 of 2)          1928-1970
52          5          National Conference on Social Welfare (2 of 2)          1928-1970
52          6          National Desertion Bureau          1948-1951
52          7          Neighborhood Centre          1942-1969
53          1          New Americans: applications to United Help Inc. (Restricted)          1956-1957
53          2          New Americans: caseload          1956
53          3          New Americans: caseload analysis          July 1959
53          4          New Americans: concentration camp restitution claims          1950-1955
53          5          New Americans: employment          1948-1950, 1974
53          6          New Americans: hospital care          1954
53          7          New Americans: housing          1948-1954
53          8          New Americans: Hungarian interpreters          1957
53          9          New Americans: institutional hard core cases          1951
53          10          New Americans: intake          December 1956-March 1957
53          11          New Americans: payment for clients referred to Lucien Moss Home and Home for the Jewish Aged          1954
53          12          New Americans: public assistance (Restricted)          1949-1954, 1977
53          13          New Americans: resettlement of Soviet Jews          1975-1977
53          14          New Americans: sponsorship under Refugee Relief Act of 1953          1954-1956
53          15          New Americans: statistics          1939-1954
53          16          New Americans: study of long term dependency cases          1954
53          17          New Americans: study of supplementation of earnings, North and West District          1951-1952
53          18          Newsletter: "Case of the Month"          1978
54          1          Nominating Committee correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports          1937-1969
54          2          Organization histories (1 of 2)          1926-1969
54          3          Organization histories (2 of 2)          1926-1969
54          4          Passover League          1929-1969
54          5          Penn State University, social welfare major          1969-1971
54          6          Pennsylvania Council of Family Service Agencies (1 of 2)          1962-1967
55          1          Pennsylvania Council of Family Service Agencies (2 of 2)          1962-1967
55          2          Pennsylvania Council of Family Service Agencies          1968-1969
55          3          Pennsylvania Prison Society          1950-1954
55          4          Personal Aid Bureau          1933-1959
55          5          Personal Aid Bureau          1960-1969
55          6          Philadelphia Committee for New Americans (PCNA) 1949 budget          1949-1950
55          7          Philadelphia Committee for New Americans (PCNA) 1950 budget          1949-1950
56          1          Philadelphia Committee for New Americans (PCNA) 1951 budget          1950-1951
56          2          Philadelphia Committee for New Americans (PCNA) 1952 budget          1951-1952
56          3          Philadelphia Committee for New Americans (PCNA) 1953 budget          1952-1953
56          4          Philadelphia Committee for New Americans (PCNA) 1954 budget          1953
56          5          Philadelphia Committee for New Americans (PCNA) 1955 budget          1954
56          6          Philadelphia Committee for New Americans (PCNA) 1956 budget          1955-1956
56          7          Philadelphia Committee for New Americans (PCNA) 1957-66 budget          1956-1967
56          8          Philadelphia Committee for New Americans (PCNA) refugee case lists (Restricted)          1960-1974
56          9          Philadelphia Committee for New Americans (PCNA) correspondence and reports          1948-1954
56          10          Philadelphia Committee for New Americans (PCNA) correspondence and reports          1955-1962
57          1          Philadelphia Committee for New Americans (PCNA) correspondence and reports          1963-1974
57          2          Philadelphia Committee for New Americans (PCNA) correspondence and meeting minutes (1 of 2)          1973-1976
57          3          Philadelphia Committee for New Americans (PCNA) correspondence and meeting minutes (2 of 2)          1973-1976
57          4          Philadelphia Committee for New Americans (PCNA): Vietnamese and Cambodian refugees          1975-1979
57          5          Philadelphia Committee for New Americans (PCNA): Vietnamese and Cambodian refugee case lists (Restricted)          1975-1979
57          6          The Philadelphia Foundation          1957-1975
57          7          Philadelphia Psychiatric Center          1941-1969
57          8          Photograph: unidentified staff          June 23, 1971
57          9          Private practice of social casework (1 of 2)          1956-1967
57          10          Private practice of social casework (2 of 2)          1956-1967
58          1          Professional Services Committee (1 of 3)          1956-1966
58          2          Professional Services Committee (2 of 3)          1956-1966
58          3          Professional Services Committee (3 of 3)          1956-1966
58          4          Psychiatric seminar with Dr. Dudley meeting minutes          1952
58          5          Psychiatric seminar with Dr. Meyer Sonis          1955
58          6          Psychiatric seminar with Dr. Meyer Sonis          1956-1957
58          7          Psychiatric seminar with Dr. Meyer Sonis meeting minutes          1954
58          8          Public Issues Committee correspondence          1967-1969
58          9          Public Issues Committee meeting minutes          1957-1969
59          1          Publicity: press releases and newspaper clippings          1942-1961
59          2          Rabbi-Social Worker Committee, Northeast District          1958-1965
59          3          Real estate in Poland: Paul (Pinkas) Kolber          1948-1950
59          4          Rebecca Gratz Club          1929, 1941-1965
59          5          Reception of clients          1949-1968
59          6          Research projects          1957-1968
59          7          Riverview          1959
59          8          Scholarships and fellowships          1959-1971
76                    Selective Service (SS) case list          1944-1954
59          9          Self-study          1952-1953
59          10          Self-study case list (Restricted)          1953
59          11          Self Study Committee meeting minutes and reports          1961
59          12          Seminar on adolescents in group therapy with Dr. Irving Schulman           October 1966
59          13          Seminar on character disorders with Dr. Selwyn Body          April 1966
59          14          Seminar on child development and therapeutic practice with Esther Schour          November 1965
59          15          Seminar on counseling the aged with Helga Aschaffenburg          1958
59          16          Seminar on crisis intervention and short term therapy with Gertrude Einstein (Restricted)          1969
59          17          Seminar on development of the child with Dr. Meyer Sonis          1959-1960
60          1          Seminar on family treatment          1964-1966
60          2          Seminar on Jewish culture, religion, and history with Rabbi Theodore Gordon          1965
60          3          Seminar on personality development with Dr. Meyer Sonis          1955
60          4          Seminar on reception and application process          1967-1968
60          5          Services for Older Persons (SFOP) case statistics          1953, 1958
60          6          Services for Older Persons (SFOP) Demonstration Project          1978
60          7          Social Security          1937, 1950
60          8          "Some Thoughts on Sibling Relationships" by Gertrude Einstein and Miriam S. Moss          1966-1967
60          9          Staff Homemaker Committee correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports          1952-1963
60          10          "Student Supervision: Phases and Methods" by Gertrude Einstein          1966-1967
60          11          Study on the marginal Jewish merchant          1971, 1973
60          12          "Study to Evaluate New Social Service Exchange Registration Policy" by J. M. Reis          1961
60          13          Study: "Strawberry Mansion Study of Use of the Social Service Exchange" by Sally Wessel          May 1953
60          14          Suicide Prevention Center          1968
60          15          Supervisors seminar meeting minutes          1940-1955
60          16          Teen-Aid Inc.          1962-1964
60          17          Travelers Aid Society of Philadelphia          1948-1968
60          18          Underachieving child research project          1961-1965
60          19          United HIAS Service (formerly United Service for New Americans)          1953-1956
61          1          United HIAS Service (1 of 2)          1957-1961
61          2          United HIAS Service (2 of 2)          1957-1961
61          3          United HIAS Service          1963-1973
61          4          United HIAS Service annual meetings          1950-1958
61          5          United Service for New Americans Data on Family Agency Budgets in 14 Large Cities          1954
61          6          United Service for New Americans Professional Advisory and Planning Committee           1950-1953
61          7          United Service for New Americans regional conference          1947-1949
61          8          United Service for New Americans Technical Advisory Committee (1 of 2)          1944-1950
62          1          United Service for New Americans Technical Advisory Committee (2 of 2)          1944-1950
62          2          Uptown Home for the Aged          1962-1963
62          3          U. S. Committee of the International Council on Social Welfare          1955-1967
62          4          West Virginia University, Division of Social Work field work placement          1959-1968