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Philadelphia Union of Jewish Students Records

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SCRC 88

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Collection Summary 
 
Title
Philadelphia Union of Jewish Students Records
 
Dates
1970-1977
 
Collection ID
SCRC 88
 
Creator
Philadelphia Union of Jewish Students
 
Quantity
2.25 linear feet (4 boxes)
 
Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries
 
Language
Materials in English and Hebrew.
 
 
Detailed Collection Information 
 
Historical Note
The Philadelphia Union of Jewish Students (PUJS), established in 1969, was a coordinating council of various affiliated student groups funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. During its years of operation, the PUJS was the North American affiliate of the World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS), an international, umbrella organization comprised of national independent Jewish Student Unions founded in 1924. PUJS worked with student groups from Philadelphia area colleges and universities including, but not limited to Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and Community College of Philadelphia. As an alternative to Hillel programs, PUJS’ main function was to coordinate integrated activities for the Jewish student population in the Greater Philadelphia area through the hosting of social activities, religious related events and observances, and lectures and speaking engagements by notable Jewish educators, authors, and activists. The Philadelphia Union of Jewish Students acted as a resource center for disseminating information and organizing rallies and demonstrations in support of Soviet Jewry, Israel, and Zionism. PUJS also published the student run newspaper, Hayom between 1971 and 1977. Hayom advertised Jewish related events as local colleges, universities and community organizations, but also presented articles on local and worldwide current events as well as Jewish customs and traditions. PUJS ceased operation in 1977.
 
Description of Collection 
The Philadelphia Union of Jewish Students Records, 1970-1977, document the activities of this defunct student-run organization for Jewish college students. Collection materials include typescripts of articles submitted for publication in Hayom, internal memos and correspondence, meeting minutes, flyers and announcements of community activities, letters to the editor, and press releases. The bulk of the collection is made up of photographs and graphic materials such as drawings and illustrations used in the production of Hayom, and a near complete run of copies of the published issues.  There is a small amount of material in Hebrew, typically words or phrases used in article captions.
 
Organization and Arrangement 
The collection is arranged into two series as follows:
 
Series 1: Administrative records, 1970-1973 
Series 2: Hayom, 1971-1977
          Subseries 2.1: Newspaper operations and production, 1971-1975
          Subseries 2.2: Photographs, negatives, and graphics, 1971-1977
          Subseries 2.3: Issues, 1971-1977  
 
Series 1: Administrative records, 1970–1977, is arranged alphabetically and includes the bylaws, correspondence and press releases issued by the Philadelphia Union of Jewish Students. This series also includes the meeting minutes of the Delegates Council, the governing body of PUJS comprised of students from Philadelphia area colleges and universities.
 
Series 2: Hayom, 1971–1977, comprises the bulk of the collection and consists of materials related to the production of the college student produced newspaper, Hayom. This series is divided into three subseries.  Subseries 2.1: Newspaper operations and production, is arranged alphabetically by type of record and consists of a small amount of administrative records related to the operation and production of the newspaper, but consists primarily of article submissions and mockups, press releases from Jewish centric news agencies and related source material. Subseries 2.2: Photographs, negatives, and graphics, is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and consists of visual materials used in the publication of Hayom including photographs of Jewish community events in the Philadelphia area as well drawings produced by PUJS staff members to accompany articles, editorials, announcements, and advertisements. Subseries 2.3: Issues, is arranged chronologically by issue and contains copies of a near complete run of the periodical, Hayom.
 
 
Patron Information 
 
Catalog Record 
A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b5744517~S30
 
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 Union of Jewish Students 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], Philadelphia Union of Jewish Students Records, SCRC 88, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
 
Related Material
Special Collections Research Center:
Jewish Free University Records
 
 
Administrative Information 
 
Acquisition Information
Donated in 1977 by the Philadelphia Union of Jewish Students and in 1980 by the Temple University Hillel Foundation. Collection previously administered by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, acquired by Temple in June 2009.
 
Processing Information 
Collection processed and finding aid prepared in 1983 by W. McCaulley and updated in 1988 by Kaiyi Chen. Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in 2012 by Jessica M. Lydon, Project Archivist.
 
 
Index Terms
The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:
 
Corporate Names: 
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Philadelphia Union of Jewish Students
Temple University Hillel Foundation
 
Subjects: 
College student newspapers and periodicals
Jewish college students
Jewish newspapers
 
Places: 
Philadelphia (Pa.)
 
Material Types:
Administrative records
Bylaws (administrative records)
Clippings
Correspondence
Drawings
Mailing lists
Manuscripts
Minutes
Negatives
Periodicals
Photographs
Press releases
 
 
Collection Inventory
 
Series 1: Administrative records, 1970-1973
Series 1 is arranged alphabetically and includes the bylaws, correspondence and press releases issued by the Philadelphia Union of Jewish Students. This series also includes the meeting minutes of the Delegates Council, the governing body comprised of students from Philadelphia area colleges and universities.
 
Box    Folder    Description
1          1          Bylaws          undated
1          2          Correspondence and memoranda          1970-1973
1          3          Delegates Council meeting minutes          1970-1972
1          4          Mailing lists          1971
1          5          Miscellaneous meeting minutes          1970-1972
1          6          Press releases and events          1971, 1973
 
Series 2: Series 2: Hayom, 1971-1977 
Series 2 comprises the bulk of the collection and consists of materials related to the production of the college student produced newspaper, Hayom. This series is divided into three subseries. 
          
Subseries 2.1: Newspaper operations and production, 1971-1975
Subseries 2.1 consists of a small amount of administrative records related to the operation and production of the newspaper, but consists primarily of article submissions and mockups, press releases from Jewish centric news agencies and related source material.
 
Box    Folder    Description
1          7          Advertisement text and article and photo captions          1970s
1          8          Announcements for local organizations and community activities          1972-1974, undated
1          9          Articles for publication          1973-1974
1          10          Articles for publication          undated
1          11          Budget and printing invoices          1972-1974
1          12          Committee on New Alternatives in the Middle East (CONAME) brochures          1970s
1          13          Correspondence          1971-1974 
1          14          Hebrew school student evaluations          1970s
1          15          Jewish Press Features, vol. 5, no. 1-2          1974
2          1          Jewish Press Features, vol. 5, no. 3-4          1974-1975
2          2          Jewish Press Features, vol. 5, no. 5-6          1975
2          3          Letters to the editor          1973-1974
2          4          Miscellaneous brochures and advertisements          1970s
2          5          Myles Martol speech          October 18, 1973
2          6          Newspaper clippings          1972, 1974, undated
2          7          Philadelphia student groups directories          1970s
2          8          Press releases from other news agencies          1970s
 
Subseries 2.2: Photographs, negatives, and graphics, 1971-1977
Subseries 2.2 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and consists of visual materials used in the publication of Hayom including photographs of Jewish community events in the Philadelphia area as well drawings produced by PUJS staff members to accompany articles, editorials, announcements, and advertisements.
 
Box    Folder    Description
2          9           Anita Vitcov at Temple University Hillel          1972-1973
2          10          Arnost Lustig          1970s
2          11          Bob Braunstu at Community College of Philadelphia Hillel          1973
2          12          Bruce Fagan          1973-1974
2          13          Camp Tamarack, Ortonville Michigan          1970s
2          14          Contact proof sheets          1970s
3          1          David Bedein and Norbert Samuelson          1970s
3          2          David Rabi          1970s
3          3          David Tulin          1970s
3          4          Drawings          1970s
3          5          El Al Airlines billboard          1970s
3          6          Elie Weisel          1970s
3          7          Emil Fackensheim and Ezra Shereshevsky          1970s
3          8          Eric Goldman, WRTI Temple University radio station          1972-1973
3          9          Esti Katz and Izhar Cohen          1970s
3          10          Haya Arad, Esti Katz and Riki Gal          1970s
3          11          Illustration negatives          circa 1972
3          12          Illustrations          1970s
3          13          Isaac Bashevis Singer          1970s
3          14          Kinky Friedman          1970s
3          15          K’tzeh Hasadeh Trio          1970s
3          16          Lawrence Silberstein          1970s
3          17          Miscellaneous photographs          1970s
3          18          Miriam Mendel          1970s
3          19          Moshe Dayan          1970s
3          20          Negatives          1970s
3          21          North American Jewish Student’s Network conference, New York          June 1972
3          22          North American Jewish Student’s Network conference, Zieglerville, PA          August 1971
3          23          North American Jewish Student’s Network conference negatives          June 1972
3          24          Poogy! concert poster          December 1974
3          25          Rabbi Shlomo Riskin          1977
3          26          Rallies and protests          1970s
3          27          Shalom Altman, 1970s
3          28          Shlomo Carlebach          1970s
3          29          Shlomo Nitzan          1970s
3          30          Shokolad Menta Matik          1970s
3          31          Simon Greenberg          1970s
3          32          Simon Weisenthal and Peter Braud          1970s
3          33          Steve Sager and Steve Sevetnich          Fall 1972
3          34          Stone Avenue Talmud Torah congregants          1970s
3          35          Sukkah          1970s
3          36          Sukkah negatives          1977
3          37          Temple University Hillel          Spring 1973
3          38          Temple University Hillel          Spring 1977
3          39          Temple University Hillel miscellaneous photographs          1970s
3          40          Temple University Hillel Shabbaton          Winter 1973
3          41          Temple University Hillel staff          1972-1973
3          42          Temple University Hillel sukkah          1970s
3          43          Thatcher Longstreth          1970s
3          44          Unidentified individual photographs          1970s
3          45          Unidentified group photographs          1970s
3          46          University of Pennsylvania Hillel Israeli dancing          1970s
3          47          Yaffa Tarkoni          1970s
3          48          Zvi Gabay          August 14, 1970
3          49          Larry Ellis and Mike Masch          circa 1970
 
Subseries 2.3: Issues, 1971-1977  
Subseries 2.3 is arranged chronologically by issue and contains copies of a near complete run of the periodical, Hayom.
 
Box    Folder     Description
4          1          Vol. 1 no. 1          April 1971
4          1          Vol. 1 no. 2          May 1971
4          1          Vol. 2 no. 1          September 1971
4          1          Vol. 2 no. 2          October 1971
4          2          Vol. 2 no. 3          January 1972
4          2          Vol. 2 no. 4          February 19-22, 1972
4          2          Vol. 2 no. 5           February 23-March 9, 1972
4          2          Vol. 2 no. 6           March 19-29, 1972
4          2          Vol. 2 no. 7           April 10-24, 1972
4          2          Vol. 2 no. 8           May 1972
4          2          Vol. 3 no. 1          October 4-25, 1972
4          2          Vol. 3 no. 2          November 1-22, 1972
4          3          Vol. 3 no. 3          January 23-February 13, 1973
4          3          Vol. 3 no. 4          February 21-March 16, 1973
4          3          Vol. 3 no. 5          March 28-April 11, 1973 
4          3          Vol. 3 no. 6          April 19-May 6 1973
4          3          Vol. 3 no. 7          May 6, 1973
4          3          Vol. 4 no. 1          September 1973
4          3          Vol. 4 no. 2          October-November 1973
4          3          Vol. 4 no. 3          November-December 1973
4          3          Vol. 4 [no. 4]          Special edition, December 1973          
4          4          Vol. 4 no. 5          January-February, 1974
4          4          Vol. 4 no. 6          February-March, 1974
4          4          Vol. 4 no. 7          April 1974
4          4          Vol. 5 no. 1          September 1974
4          4          Vol. 5 no. 2          October 1974
4          4          Vol. 5 no. 3          November 1974
4          4          Vol. 5 no. 4          December 1974
4          5          Vol. 5 no. 5          January-February 1975
4          5          Vol. 5 no. 6          February-March 1975
4          5          Vol. 5 no. 7          March-April 1975
4          5          Vol. 5 no. 8          April-May 1975
4          5          Vol. 6 no. 1          September 1975
4          5          Vol. 6 no. 2          October 1975
4          5          Vol. 6 no. 3          December 1975
4          6          Vol. 6 no. 4          February 1976
4          6          Vol. 6 no. 5          March 1976
4          6          Vol. 6 no. 6          April 1976
4          6          Vol. 6 no. 7          May 1976
4          6          Vol. 7 no. 2          November 1976
4          6          Vol. 7 no. 3          December 1976
4          7          Vol. 7 no. 4          January 1977
4          7          Vol. 7 no. 5          March 1977