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National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Philadelphia Section Records

Collection ID

SCRC 313

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Description

Collection Summary 
 
Title
National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Philadelphia Section Records
 
Dates
1911-2017, bulk 1955-2017           
 
Collection ID
SCRC 313
 
Creator
National Council of Jewish Women. Greater Philadelphia Section
 
Quantity
4.15 linear feet (4 boxes + 1 map folder)
 
Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries
 
Language
Materials in English.
 
 
Detailed Collection Information 
 
Historical Note
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a volunteer-based organization, founded in Chicago in 1893 by Hannah G. Solomon, that works for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. The Philadelphia Section of the National Council of Jewish Women was founded in 1894. The Montco Unit was established in 1977 and became the Montco Section in 1979. In 1990, the Montco and Philadelphia Sections merged. In 2006, the Montco/Philadelphia Section changed its name to the Greater Philadelphia Section.
 
Description of Collection 
The records of the Greater Philadelphia section of the National Council of Jewish Women and its predecessor chapters include board meeting minutes, reports, chapter bulletins, correspondence and memoranda, photographs, scrapbooks and other records that document social gatherings organized by the chapter and community service work including a Holocaust essay contest, a 1987 survey of working conditions affecting families in Montgomery County, and the Ship-a-box program that sends toys, books, and other educational materials to children overseas. The scrapbooks and chronological files both serve as a filing system for the year’s activities and may contain fliers and invitations to events, newspaper clippings, photographs, and copies of the chapter bulletin. In some instances, copies of meeting minutes and correspondence can also be found here. This collection includes preserved versions of the organization’s website, available through Archive-It.
 
Organization and Arrangement 
The collection is arranged into 4 series as follows:
 
Series 1: Philadelphia Section, 1911-1983
Series 2: Montco Section, 1976-1990
Series 3: Greater Philadelphia Section, 1990-2016
Series 4: Website versions in Archive-It, 2017
 
Series 1: Philadelphia Section, 1911-1983, contains meeting minutes and reports, correspondence, a few chapter bulletins, membership lists, photographs, and programming material. The bulk of the records in this series date from 1955 to 1973. Although the Philadelphia Section was founded in 1894, there are no records dated prior to 1955 with the exception of a program from the 1911 Triennial Convention held in Philadelphia. This series is arranged alphabetically by title.
 
Series 2: Montco Section, 1976-1990, consists of meeting minutes, chapter bulletins, programming files, and subject files on issues of concern to the chapter, correspondence, membership lists, and scrapbooks and chronological files which are similar in scope and content and contain fliers, invitations, newspaper clippings, and photographs from events including the opening and closing luncheon and the chapter's "Taste of Culture" series, copies of bulletins, ephemera, and other printed material produced by or collected by the chapter. Also contained in this series are files on the expansion or provisional Main Line Section of which the Montco Section served as advisor. This series is arranged alphabetically by title.
 
Series 3: Greater Philadelphia Section, 1990-2016, contains records of the merged Montco and Philadelphia Sections and are similar in scope and content to those found in series 2. This series is arranged alphabetically by title.
 
Series 4: Website versions in Archive-It, 2017, contains preserved versions of the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Philadelphia Section’s website. To access these sites, see the Temple University Special Collections Jewish Archives Archive-It web page: https://archive-it.org/collections/4280
 
 
Patron Information 
 
Catalog Record 

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: https://librarysearch.temple.edu/catalog/991036845204003811

 
Research Access 
Collection is open for research.
 
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. 
 
Technical Access
Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.
 
Accruals 
Additions to this collection are expected. Websites are captured using Archive-It periodically, and the latest additions may not yet be included in this finding aid. For information on material–physical and digital, including captured websites–that may have been added since the last finding aid update, please contact the Special Collections Research Center.
 
Publication and Copyright Information 
The National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Philadelphia Section Records are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University 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], National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Philadelphia Section Records, SCRC 313, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
Related Material
National Council of Jewish Women Records, MSS61810, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
 
 
Administrative Information 
 
Acquisition Information
Donated by the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Philadelphia Section in October 2017.          
 
Processing Information 
Collection processed and finding aid prepared in November 2017 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:
National Council of Jewish Women. Greater Philadelphia Section
National Council of Jewish Women. Montco/Philadelphia Section
National Council of Jewish Women. Montco Section
National Council of Jewish Women. Philadelphia Section
 
Subjects: 
Jewish women -- Social life and customs
Jewish women -- Societies and clubs
 
Places: 
Montgomery County (Pa.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
 
Material Types: 
Administrative records
Audiocassettes
Bylaws (administrative records)
Clippings
Correspondence
Ephemera
Financial records
Histories
Manuscripts
Membership lists
Minutes
Newsletters
Photographs
Press releases
Reports
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
 
 
Collection Inventory
 
Series 1: Philadelphia Section, 1911, 1955-1983
Box   Folder   Description
1          1          6th Triennial Convention program          1911
1          2          30th Conference of the Pennsylvania Sections          1963-1964
4          1          Awards and certificates          1956-1978
4          2          Board meeting minutes          1967-1969
1          3          Board meeting minutes and Treasurer's reports          1955-1960
1          4          Board meeting minutes and Treasurer's reports          1961-1963
1          5          Bulletins          1981-1983
1          6          Correspondence          1961-1962
1          7          Evaluation, division, and financial reports          1961-1962
1          8          "Meet the Artist" show and sale          1961
4          3          Membership lists by division          1972-1973
1          9          Miscellaneous photographs          1963-1973, undated
1          10          Toy Smithy          circa 1974
 
Series 2: Montco Section, 1976-1990 
Box   Folder   Description
1          11          Advisor's file on Main Line Section          1988-1989
1          12          Aging          1982-1984
1          13          Anti-Nuclear          1983
1          14          Awards and certificates          1985-1988
1          15          Board and general meeting minutes          1977-1985
1          16          Board meeting minutes          1986-1989
1          17          Bulletins          1977-1978
1          18          Bulletins          1979-1980
1          19          Bulletins          1981-1982
1          20          Bulletins          1983-1984
1          21          Bulletins          1985-1986
1          22          Bulletins          1987-1988
1          23          Bulletins          1989-1990
1          24          Bylaws          1978-1985
1          25          Children and youth          1976-1982
1          26          Chronological file          1979
1          27          Chronological file          1980
1          28          Chronological file          1981
1          29          Chronological file          1982
1          30          Chronological file          1983
1          31          Chronological file          1985
1          32          Chronological file          1986
1          33          Chronological file          1987
1          34          Chronological file          1988
1          35          Chronological file          1989
1          36          Community Service          1977-1982
1          37          Community Service - National          1978-1982
1          38          Correspondence and memoranda          1979-1989
1          39          Havdalah workshop          circa 1984
1          40          History          circa 1987
1          41          Israel affairs          1982-1984
2          1          Jewish affairs          1980-1984
2          2          Legislative affairs          1980-1984
2          3          Mainline Section Bulletins          1989-1990
2          4          Membership lists          1985, undated
2          5          Merger          1989-1990
2          6          Miscellaneous fliers, invitations, and newspaper clippings          undated
2          7          Miscellaneous photographs          circa 1982
2          8          Mothers in the Workplace Survey          1987
2          9          PACS (Public Affairs and Community Service) Cabinet          1983-1984
2          10          Programming           1979-1984
4          4          Scrapbook          1979-1980
2          11          Scrapbook          1980-1982
2          12          Scrapbook          1982-1984
2          13          Scrapbook          1984-1986
2          14          Scrapbook          1986-1988
2          15          Scrapbook          1988-1990
2          16          Ship-a-box program          1982-1983
2          17          Soviet Jewry          1981-1984
2          18          Women's issues          1983                    
 
 
Series 3: Greater Philadelphia Section, 1990-2016
Box   Folder   Description
2          19          Advisor's file on Main Line Section          1990-1991
4          5          Awards and certificates          2001
2          20          Board meeting minutes          1990-1991
2          21          Board meeting minutes          1992-1996
2          22          Board meeting minutes          1997-2002
2          23          Board meeting minutes          2007-2010
2          24          Bulletins          1990
2          25          Bulletins          1991-1992
2          26          Bulletins          1993-1994
2          27          Bulletins          1995-1996
2          28          Bulletins          1997-1998
2          29          Bulletins          1999-2000
3          1          Bulletins          2001-2002
3          2          Bulletins          2003-2005
3          3          Bulletins          2006-2008
3          4          Bulletins          2009-2010
3          5          Bulletins          2011-2012
3          6          Bulletins          2013-2014
3          7          Bulletins          2015-2016
3          8          Chronological file          1990
3          9          Chronological file          1991
3          10          Chronological file          1992
3          11          Chronological file (1 of 2)          1993
3          12          Chronological file (2 of 2)          1993
3          13          Chronological file          1994
3          14          Chronological file          1995
3          15          Chronological file          1996
3          16          Chronological file          1997
3          17          Chronological file          1998
3          18          Chronological file          1999
3          19          Chronological file          2000
3          20          Chronological file          2001
3          21          Chronological file          2002
3          22          Chronological file          2003
3          23          Chronological file          2004
3          24          Chronological file          2005
3          25          Chronological file          2006
3          26          Chronological file          2007
3          27          Chronological file          2008
3          28          Chronological file          2009
3          29          Chronological file          2010
3          30          Chronological file          2011
3          31          Chronological file          2012
3          32          Chronological file          2013
3          33          Chronological file          2014
3          34          Chronological file          2015
M1          E          City of Philadelphia and County of Montgomery proclamations          1993
3          35          Correspondence and memoranda          1990-2005
3          36          Correspondence and memoranda          2006-2016
3          37          Holocaust essay contest          2002, undated
3          38          Holocaust essay contest          2007
3          39          Membership and board lists          1996-2006
3          40          Membership and board lists          2008-2010
3          41          Scrapbook          1991-1992
4          6          Scrapbook          2000-2003
4          7          Scrapbook          2003-2004
4          8          Scrapbook          2004-2005
4          9          Scrapbook          2006-2007
 
Series 4: Website versions in Archive-It, 2017
Series 4 contains preserved versions of the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Philadelphia Section’s website. To access these sites, see the Temple University Special Collections Jewish Archives Archive-It web page: https://archive-it.org/collections/4280