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Jewish Ys and Centers of Greater Philadelphia, Neighborhood Centre Branch Records: Series 1

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Series 1: Day Nursery and Shelter and Nursery School, 1905–1952
 
 
Series 1: Day Nursery and Shelter and Nursery School, 1905–1952
Series 1 contains records of the operations of the Day Nursery and Shelter and Nursery School which provided day care, temporary placement, and educational services. This series is arranged in two subseries: Administrative Records and Day Nursery and Shelter Case Files.
 
Subseries 1.1: Administrative Records, 1909-1952
Subseries 1.1 is arranged alphabetically by type of record and contains committee minutes, correspondence, financial records, membership information, programming material, reports, and statistics.
 
Box    Folder    Description
1          1          Committees, Child Care Committee          1942-1950
1          2          Committees, Childhood Recreation and Education Committee          1950-1951
1          3          Committees, Day Care Committee          1943-1947
1          4          Committees, Day Nursery Committee          1917-1925
1          5          Committees, Day Nursery Committee          1926-1929
1          6          Committees, Day Nursery Committee          1930-1934
1          7          Committees, Day Nursery Committee          1935-1945
1          8          Committees, Executive Committee          1943
1          9          Committees, New Building Committee          1923-1924
1          10          Committees, Nursery School Committee          1939-1943
1          11          Committees, miscellaneous committee meeting minutes          1921-1950, undated
1          12          Correspondence, general          1923-1940
1          13          Correspondence, general          1941-1953, undated
1          14          Financial records          1939, 1942-1950, undated
1          15          Membership, Nursery School          1930, 1941-1942
1          16          Membership, Day Nursery and Shelter          1933, 1943-1950, undated
2          1          Programming, Day Nursery and Shelter applications          1947
2          2          Programming, Day Nursery and Shelter conferences          1930–1950
2          3          Programming, Day Nursery and Shelter Council meeting minutes          1945-1946
2          4          Programming, Day Nursery and Shelter menus          1940-1950
2          5          Programming, Day Nursery and Shelter Parent Teachers Association          1942-1945, undated
2          6          Programming, Day Nursery and Shelter staff meeting minutes          1944, 1946
2          7          Programming, Day Nursery and Nursery School          1938-1951, undated
2          8          Programming, Play School          1943-1952
2          9          Programming, Publicity          1930, 1937, 1950
2          10          Reports, Day Nursery and Shelter, annual reports          1909-1950
2          11          Reports, Day Nursery and Shelter, Executive Director’s report          1925-1929, 1938, undated
2          12          Reports, Day Nursery and Shelter, general          1909-1919
2          13          Reports, Day Nursery and Shelter, general          1921-1950, undated
2          14          Reports, Day Nursery and Shelter, medical          1922
2          15          Reports, Day Nursery and Shelter, monthly          1944-1945
2          16          Reports, Day Nursery and Shelter, questionnaires          1918, 1938, undated
2          17          Reports, Day Nursery and Shelter, population analysis          1950
2          18          Reports, Day Nursery and Shelter, weekly          1943-1946
2          19          Reports, other day nurseries          1920-1938
2          20          Reports, other day nurseries          1942-1953, undated
3          1          Reports, Nursery School, general          1925-1933
3          2          Reports, Nursery School, general          1934-1939
3          3          Reports, Nursery School, general          1940-1942, undated
3          4          Reports, Nursery School, family case worker          1926-1931
3          5          Reports, Nursery School, family case worker          1932-1937
3          6          Reports, Nursery School, Meredith Play School          1938-1939
3          7          Reports, Nursery School, play school group reports          1949
3          8          Reports, Nursery School, play school individual attendance reports          1940s-1950s
3          9          Statistics, Day Nursery and Shelter          1912-1919
3          10          Statistics, Day Nursery and Shelter          1924-1927
3          11          Statistics, Day Nursery and Shelter          1928-1932
4          1          Statistics, Day Nursery and Shelter          1933-1935
4          2          Statistics, Day Nursery and Shelter          1936-1949
4          3          Statistics, medical          1924-1945
4          4          Statistics, Nursery School          1929-1942, undated
 
Subseries 1.2: Day Nursery and Shelter Case Files, 1905-1950 [Portions Restricted]
Subseries 1.2 contains approximately 1,500 case files for children and their families who were served by the Day Nursery and Shelter. A case file typically consists of biographical data about children and their family who were placed at the Day Nursery or Shelter or in temporary housing such as a foster home, or referred by a child welfare clearing house agency like the Bureau for Jewish Children. The case files include data such as family surname, parents’ and children’s names, parents’ occupations and education level, address, and ages. Supplementary information varies in breadth and depth by each case file, but may include caseworker’s reports, medical and psychological evaluations conducted by physicians at the Community Health Centre, an on-site medical facility, correspondence, and school reports. The case files in are arranged in numerical order and have been described at the box level with the range of case file numbers described in the container inventory below. All case files have a corresponding entry indexed by surname in the alphabetical case files index located in boxes 42 and 43. All indexed case files without a corresponding case file number are arranged alphabetically in box 36. Due to medical information included in the case files, access to these records is restricted for 75 years from the date of creation.
 
Box                Description
5                    #1–110 case files          1905-1920s
6                    #111–212 case files          1910s-1920s
7                    #217–333 case files          1910s-1920s
8                    #334–425 case files          1910s-1920s
9                    #426–474 case files          1910s-1920s
10                    #475–535          1910s-1920s
11                    #536–600, 657, 828, 1443, 1538, 1609, 1618, 1626, 1480 case files          1910s-1920s
12                    #601–646 case files          1910s-1920s
13                    #647-708 case files          1910s-1920s
14                    #709–729 case files          1910s-1920s
15                    #730–761 case files          1910s-1920s
16                    #762–807, 1039 case files          1910s-1920s
17                    #808–838 case files          1920s-1930s
18                    #839–882 case files          1920s-1930s
19                    #883–919 case files          1920s-1930s
20                    #920–955 case files          1920s-1930s
21                    #956–980 case files          1920s-1930s
22                    #981–1002 case files          1920s-1930s
23                    #1003–1021 case files          1920s-1930s
24                    #1022–1049 case files          1920s-1930s
25                    #1050–1058 case files          1920s-1930s
26                    #1059–1082 case files          1920s-1930s
27                    #1083–1097 case files          1920s-1930s
28                    #1098–1112 case files [Restricted]          1930s-1940s
29                    #1113–1133 case files [Restricted]          1930s-1940s
30                    #1134–1150 case files [Restricted]         1930s-1940s
31                    #1151–1174 case files [Restricted]          1930s-1940s
32                    #1175–1206 case files [Restricted]         1930s-1940s
33                    #1207–1230 case files [Restricted]         1930s-1940s
34                    #1231–1269 case files [Restricted]         1930s-1940s
35                    #1270–1315 case files [Restricted]         1930s-1940s
36                    Unnumbered case files [Restricted]          1940s
37                    #1316–1345 case files [Restricted]         1940s
38                    #1346–1386 case files [Restricted]         1940s
39                    #1387–1431 case files [Restricted]         1940s
40                    #1432–1467 case files [Restricted]         1940s
41                    #1468–1507 case files [Restricted]         1940s
42                    Case files alphabetical index A-L          undated
43                    Case files alphabetical index M-Z and numerical index #1-1353          undated