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Philadelphia Jewish Archives Collection Artifacts

Collection ID

SCRC 348

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Collecting Area(s)


Collection Summary 
Philadelphia Jewish Archives Collection Artifacts
Collection ID
SCRC 348
1.35 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries
Materials in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Detailed Collection Information 
Description of Collection 
The Philadelphia Jewish Archives Collection Artifacts is an artificially assembled collection of three dimensional objects consisting of membership ribbons from Jewish beneficial associations or lansmanshaftn; lapel pins from social service organizations and educational institutions; pushkes or charity boxes to collect money for Jewish charities; objects advertising products and services of Jewish owned businesses in the Philadelphia area, and other small items.  
Organization and Arrangement 
The collection is arranged alphabetically by title.
Patron Information 
Catalog Record 
A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: https://librarysearch.temple.edu/catalog/991036979807903811
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. 
Publication and Copyright Information 
The Philadelphia Jewish Archives Collection Artifacts are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. The creators/donors have not assigned their rights to Temple University Libraries.  Other creators’ intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to them 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], Philadelphia Jewish Archives Collection Artifacts, SCRC 348, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Related Material
Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center Photograph Collection, SCRC 216, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
Administrative Information 
Acquisition Information
Donated by various individuals between 1983 and 2017. Portions of this collection previously administered by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, acquired by Temple in June 2009.
Processing Information 
Collection processed and finding aid prepared in December 2018 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:
Fraternal organizations -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Jewish businesspeople
Jews -- Charities
Jews -- Pennsylvania – Philadelphia – Societies, etc.
Philadelphia (Pa.) 
Material Types: 
Collection Inventory
Box    Folder    Description
2                    Bayuk Phillies cigar tin          circa 1935
1          1          Congregation Tifereth Israel membership ribbon           undated
1          2          Elisavetgrad Beneficial Association membership ribbon          undated
1          3          Federation of Jewish Agencies cufflinks and commemorative coin          1967, undated
1          4          Food Fair sewing kits          circa 1940
2                    Frank's Beverages (Philadelphia, Pa.) beach towel          undated
1          5          Gratz College lapel pin          1985
1          6          Hebrew Sunday School Society of Philadelphia (Pa.) Ellen Phillips School attendance medals          1904, 1906
1          7          Independent Bertha Rawitz Lodge No. 1 membership ribbon          undated
1          8          Junior Federation of Jewish Charities membership pin          1935
1          9          Kaliser Beneficial Association membership ribbon and chairman's badge          1926, undated
1          10          Ladies Zion Society of Philadelphia membership ribbon          undated
1          11          Minkovitzer Brith Achim Beneficial Association membership ribbon          undated
2                    Neiderman Family pushke          undated
1          12          Norman C. Shatz Co. ruler          circa 1940
1          13          Po'alei Zion lapel pin          undated
2                    Saltzman Family pushkes          undated
1          14          Schwarzwaelder Co. centennial bronze paperweight          1950
1          15          Soviet Jewry Council (Philadelphia, Pa.) Refuseniks silver bracelets          1970s
1          16          State of Israel anniversary and “I love Israel” pins           1983, 1985, undated
2                    William S. Friedman's and Star Bottling Works seltzer bottle          undated
1          17          Youth Symposium on the Holocaust pin          1982