Association for Jewish Children Records

Collection ID: 
SCRC 37
Date: 
1855-1973
Footage: 
29.72 linear feet (55 boxes)
Collection Summary 
 
Title
Association for Jewish Children (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records
 
Dates
1855-1973
 
Collection ID
SCRC 37
 
Creator
Association for Jewish Children (Philadelphia, Pa.)
 
Quantity
29.72 linear feet (55 boxes)
 
Repository 
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries
 
Language
Materials in English.
 
 
Detailed Collection Information 
 
Historical Note
The Association for Jewish Children (AJC) was a social welfare organization and constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia that served as an institutional foster home, child care, and adoption placement agency from 1941 until 1983. The AJC was established in 1941 from the merging of several allied organizations engaged in similar work. The Foster Home for Hebrew Orphans, Homewood School, Juvenile Aid Society, and Bureau for Jewish Children were among the institutions consolidated in 1941. The North Eastern Hebrew Orphans Home joined the AJC in 1945. 
 
The Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum, AJC’s earliest predecessor and one of the first institutions of its kind in America, was founded in 1855 as the Jewish Foster Home Society in a house at 799 North 11th Street for the purposes of “providing a home for destitute and unprotected children of Jewish parentage.” Rebecca Gratz, secretary of the Philadelphia Orphan Asylum was among the founding members of the Jewish Foster Home Society. In 1874, the society formerly changed its name to the Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum. In 1881, the foster home relocated to a larger facility at 700 Church Lane near Chew Avenue in the Germantown section, then considered a rural part of Philadelphia more amendable to the care and growth of foster children.
 
The Hebrew Orphans Home, founded in 1896 as the Home for Hebrew Orphans, provided institutional care for children ages six to ten years of age and provided Orthodox religious instruction. In 1929, the Hebrew Orphans Home and Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum merged their respective operations into the Foster Home for Hebrew Orphans.
 
The Juvenile Aid Society (JAS), established in 1901 as a committee of the Young Women’s Union, later the Neighborhood Centre, worked with the courts on behalf of orphans and juvenile offenders and provided counseling services in public schools. In 1911, the Juvenile Aid Committee separated from the Young Women's Union and incorporated as the Juvenile Aid Society.  The Juvenile Aid Society also organized the German Jewish Children’s Aid Committee, Philadelphia’s contribution to the U.S. movement to aid and place Jewish refugee children from Nazi Germany. The Committee worked with and received financial support from the German Jewish Children’s Aid (GJCA) in New York. The Association for Jewish Children continued the effort to assist child survivors of the Holocaust under the European Jewish Children’s Aid Committee.
 
The Homewood School, originally founded as the Hebrew Ladies Aid Society in 1902 at 510 North 4th Street, provided day nursery care and shelter to Jewish children ranging in ages from two to ten years of age. In 1916, services for unwed and deserted mothers were added as well as a training school for nursing and an orthopedic ward for crippled children. In 1921, the home moved to Wissahickon Avenue and School Lane in Germantown. The organization changed its name over the course of its operation first in 1903 to the Hebrew Day Nursery, then in 1907 to the Hebrew Sheltering Home and Day Nursery for Children, and finally in 1933 to the Homewood School.
 
The Bureau for Jewish Children was established in 1912 by the United Hebrew Charities to create an effective and cooperative working relationship across child welfare organizations in Philadelphia including the Juvenile Aid Society, Hebrew Sheltering Home, Jewish Foster Home, Hebrew Orphans Home, and Orphans Guardian Society.
 
The North Eastern Hebrew Orphans Home organized in 1918 during the influenza epidemic provided institutional care for children two to six years of age. The original home located at 1732 North 7th Street was modeled according to the cottage system which sought to move away from the prison-like dormitories characteristic of orphanages in the nineteenth century.
 
After the consolidation of Philadelphia’s Jewish foster homes and child care agencies in 1941, the merged organization occupied the building at 700 Church Lane until the early 1950s at which time the cottage system of institutional care was substituted. Buildings at 13th and Spencer Streets were constructed to provide a more homelike living environment. In 1983, the Association for Jewish Children merged with the Jewish Family Service, an organization dedicated to family social work, to form the Jewish Family and Children’s Agency.
 
Chronology of foster homes and child welfare agencies:
1855-1929 Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum
1896-1929 Hebrew Orphans Home 
1902-1940 Homewood School 
1911-1940 Juvenile Aid Society 
1912-1940 Bureau for Jewish Children 
1918-1945 North Eastern Hebrew Orphans Home 
1929-1940 Foster Home for Hebrew Orphans 
1941-1983 Association for Jewish Children 
1949-1983 Jewish Family Service (records in separate collection)
1983-         Jewish Family and Children’s Agency (records in separate collection) 
 
Description of Collection
The Association for Jewish Children Records document the activities of the organization and its predecessors with respect to institutional child care, foster home placement, and adoption facilitation for the Jewish community in Philadelphia from 1855 through the early 1970s. 
 
The collection contains administrative records, correspondence, foster home ward admission registers, court report summaries, institutional studies and reports, statistical data about child placements, limited financial records, and photographs. The breadth and depth of material generated by each institution represented in the collection varies greatly but is evidence of the increased need of temporary or permanent child placement during the immigration boom of the latter nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and its subsequent decline after World War II. The collection does not include any records for the last ten years of operation prior to the AJC's merger with the Jewish Family Service in 1983.
 
The genealogical value of the collections is primarily restricted to the admission registers. The bulk of the admission registers contain an index of names at the front of each register facilitating easy discovery of placed children.  With the exception of a small sample, the collection does not contain case files on wards of the various foster homes and child care agencies. Committee meeting minutes often contain rich descriptive information about particular child care cases, however the child’s identity is typically masked. 
 
Because of the numerous mergers and organization name changes, any records that span the administration of two or more institutions have been placed in the series with the predominate record creator with the names of each institution indicated in the folder level description. As such, researchers are encouraged to consult materials across series to ensure discoverability of relevant materials.
 
Organization and Arrangement 
The collection is arranged into nine series according to creating organization as follows:
 
Series 1: Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum, 1855-1931
Series 2: Hebrew Orphans Home, 1897-1929
Series 3: Foster Home for Hebrew Orphans, 1928-1940
Series 4: Juvenile Aid Society, 1910-1940, 1949
Series 5: Homewood School, 1909-1939, undated
Series 6: Bureau for Jewish Children, 1921-1941
Series 7: North Eastern Hebrew Orphans Home, 1928-1944
Series 8: Association for Jewish Children, 1941-1973
Series 9: Photographs, 1897, 1913-1965, undated
 
Series 1, Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum, is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains admission registers for foster home wards, indenture agreements, annual reports, administrative records, and reports on the foster home. The admission registers record the names and ages of children entering the foster home, the date of entry, and in some cases nativity, an abbreviated statement of reason for placement, and date of discharge from the home. Some of the earliest records of admission also include indenture agreements or contracts signed by a parent or guardian binding the institution to provide food, clothing, medicine, and education for children placed there. In return, the parent or guardian committed the child to a stated number of years of labor. Details about circumstances of discharge from the home for a select number of years can be found in the court reports in Series 4. Administrative records in this series include Board of Managers meeting minutes, a near complete run of annual reports from 1856 to 1919, and documentation about the creation and administration of a fund to educate wards of the foster home through the Cassie Theobold Pfaelzer Trust. Also of note are the meeting minutes of the Girl’s Literary Society, a group consisting of older female wards who engaged in literary recitation and musical performances for the benefit of the residents.
 
Series 2, Hebrew Orphans Home, is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains admission registers, annual reports, Board of Directors and committee meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports. Of note are the meeting minutes of the After Care Committee, a committee formed by members of the Board of Directors and the Alumni Association to continue interaction between former residents and the foster home. This series contains a limited number of case summaries on child placements over the duration of the foster home’s existence.
 
Series 3, Foster Home for Hebrew Orphans, is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains records similar in type and scope to those in Series 1 and 2. The admission registers include entries of wards transferred from the institution’s predecessors, Hebrew Orphans Home and the Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum. Records in Series 3 identifying adoptees and adoptive parents are restricted for 75 years from date of creation. Restrictions where applicable are indicated at the file level in the container inventory below.
 
Series 4, Juvenile Aid Society, is arranged alphabetically by title and contains Board of Directors and committee meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports. This is the only series containing comprehensive case histories about foster home wards in the collection. The four case histories in box 16 are a representative sample from the case files that were maintained by the Juvenile Aid Society and reflect the type and format of information recorded about children cared for JAS and similar institutions. The court reports on dependent and delinquency cases contain summary judgments for commitments and discharges of children placed at or under the care of various institutions including foster homes and state hospitals. This series also contains the earliest material generated by the German Jewish Children’s Aid Committee began by JAS and continued by the Association for Jewish Children as the European Jewish Children’s Aid Committee in Series 8.
 
Series 5, Homewood School, is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains Board of Directors meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports. Also included in this series is a scrapbook produced by the Adoption Committee containing newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and correspondence related to the work of the committee and adoption work generally in Philadelphia in the 1930s.
 
Series 6, Bureau for Jewish Children, is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, and statistics. Materials generated by the Placement Committee document interagency cooperation on child care cases. Additional materials about the Placement Committee can be found in Series 4. 
 
Series 7, North Eastern Hebrew Orphans Home, is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains meeting minutes and correspondence from the Board of Directors and Activity Board, and superintendent’s reports for a select number of years. Series 7 is the smallest series in the collection.
  
Series 8, Association for Jewish Children, is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains administrative records including extensive committee meeting minutes and reports, budget material, press releases, and statistics. Files on board rates in box 30 provide insight into the cooperative effort by child care agencies in Philadelphia to petition the courts for increased payments by the city to support children committed to foster homes by the Juvenile Court. The European Jewish Children’s Aid Committee materials continue the work of the German Jewish Children’s Aid Committee, administered by the Juvenile Aid Society prior to 1941 located in Series 4. Also of interest are the Personnel Committee meeting minutes, correspondence, and clippings in box 37 regarding the 40-day workers strike in June 1953 and union negotiations between the AJC Board and Local 1739, Community and Social Agency Employees. The staff meeting minutes and policy manual in boxes 43 and 44 provide in-depth understanding of the policies and procedures related to foster care placement and allied services administered by the AJC. Records in Series 8 identifying adoptees and adoptive parents are restricted for 75 years from date of creation. Restrictions where applicable are indicated at the file level in the container inventory below.
 
Series 9, Photographs, contains black and white photographs of wards engaged in various activities at the Association for Jewish Children and its predecessor organizations. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by name of creating organization, if known and by topical subject.
 
 
Patron Information 
 
Alternate Form Available
“Admissions register, girls, 1876-1911,” “Admissions register, indenture agreements, and correspondence, 1884-1931” and “Membership dues register, 1874-1881” from Series 1 are available on microfilm.
 
A selection of photographs from this collection has been digitized and is available online on the  Temple University Digital Collections website. http://digital.library.temple.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15037coll15  
 
Catalog Record 
A record for this collection is available in Diamond, Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b5616316~S30 
 
Research Access 
Access to records in Series 3 and 8 identifying adoptees and adoptive parents is restricted for 75 years from date of creation. Restrictions where applicable are indicated at the file level in the container 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 
The Association for Jewish Children Records are in the custody of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Literary 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], Association for Jewish Children, SCRC 37, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
 
Related Material
 
Special Collections Research Center:
Jewish Family and Children’s Agency of Philadelphia Records
Jewish Family Service Records
Jewish Ys and Centers of Philadelphia, Neighborhood Centre Branch Records
Philadelphia Society for Services to Children Records
 
Fleischman, S. M. The history of the Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum of Philadelphia, 1855-1905. [Philadelphia] Board of Managers [Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum of Philadelphia, 1906?]  http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b4550974~S30 
 
 
Administrative Information 
 
Acquisition Information
Records placed on deposit by the Association for Jewish Children in February 1973. Collection previously administered by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, acquired by Temple in June 2009.
 
Processing Information 
Collection processed and finding aid prepared in February 1975 by Lee B. Leopold and Lindsay B. Nauen. Collection minimally reprocessed and finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in April 2014 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: 
Association for Jewish Children (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Bureau for Jewish Children (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Bureau of Jewish Social Research (New York, N.Y.)
Foster Home for Hebrew Orphans (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Hebrew Ladies Aid Society (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Hebrew Orphans Home (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Hebrew Sheltering Home (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Homewood School (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Juvenile Aid Society (Philadelphia, Pa.)
North Eastern Hebrew Orphans Home (Philadelphia, Pa.)
 
Subjects: 
Adoption – Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 
Child welfare – Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Foster home care – Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Group homes for children -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Jewish children -- Institutional care – Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Jewish orphanages -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Unaccompanied refugee children -- United States
 
Places: 
Philadelphia (Pa.)
 
Material Types: 
Administrative records 
Bylaws (administrative records)
Case files 
Charters  
Clippings 
Correspondence 
Financial records 
Lantern slides 
Ledgers (account books) 
Legal documents
Manuscripts
Minutes
Newsletters 
Pamphlets
Photographs
Press releases
Reports
Scrapbooks 
Slides
Souvenir programs 
 
 

Collection Inventory

Series 1: Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum, 1855-1931

Series 1 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains admission registers, indenture agreements, annual reports, administrative records, and reports on the foster home. The admission registers record the names and ages of children entering the foster home, the date of entry, and in some cases nativity, an abbreviated statement of reason for placement, and date of discharge from the home. Some of the earliest records of admission also include indenture agreements or contracts signed by a parent or guardian binding the institution to provide food, clothing, medicine, and education for children placed there. In return, the parent or guardian committed the child to a stated number of years of labor. Details about circumstances of discharge from the home for a select number of years can be found in the court reports in Series 4, Juvenile Aid Society. Administrative records in this series include Board of Managers meeting minutes, a near complete run of annual reports from 1856 to 1919, and documentation about the creation and administration of a fund to educate wards of the foster home through the Cassie Theobold Pfaelzer Trust. Also of note are the meeting minutes of the Girl’s Literary Society, a group consisting of older female wards who engaged in literary recitation and musical performances for the benefit of the residents.

Box    Folder    Description

1          1          Admissions register, 1855-1885                                        

1          2          Admissions register, parental consent agreements, 1858-1869

1          3          Admissions register, "Matron's Entry Book," 1876-1904                                          

51                    Admissions register, girls, 1876-1911                                                            

48                    Admissions register, indenture agreements, and correspondence, Jewish Foster Home and Foster Home for Hebrew, 1884-1931

50                    Admissions register, Jewish Foster Home and Foster Home for Hebrew Orphans, 1904-1937                            

1          4          Admissions register, 1911-1921

1          5          Admissions register, 1920-1929                         

1          6          Annual reports, Jewish Foster Home Society, 1856-1873

1          7          Annual reports, Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum, 1875-1881                                                    

2          1          Annual reports, Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum, 1879-1891                                                   

2          2          Annual reports, Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum, 1892-1901                                                        

2          3          Annual reports, Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum, 1906-1911                                                   

3          1          Annual reports, Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum, 1912-1919

3          2          Board of Managers meeting minutes, constitution, and bylaws, February 1855-January 1865                                                              

3          3          Board of Managers meeting minutes, 1923-1929                                                                      

3          4          Board of Managers, Executive Committee meeting minutes, February 1882-July 1883                                                                    

3          5          Board of Managers, Executive Committee meeting minutes, 1913-1940

4          1          Board of Managers, Executive Committee meeting minutes, 1919-1922                                                                    

4          2          Charter, Constitution, and Bylaws of the Jewish Foster Home, 1875

4          3          Committees, Admission and Dismissal Committee meeting minutes, 1911-1912, 1915                                                                    

4          4          Committees, Cassie Theobold Pfaelzer Committee correspondence and reports, 1913, 1918

4          5          Committees, Employment and Welfare Committee correspondence, 1919-1920

4          6          Correspondence, Children's Bureau of Philadelphia, 1931

4          7          Funds, Cassie Theobald Pfaelzer Trust, beneficiaries and indentured children occupations and salaries, 1905-1913

4          8          Funds, Cassie Theobold Pfaelzer Trust, articles of agreement and correspondence, 1900                                                          

4          9          Funds, Cassie Theobold Pfaelzer Trust, beneficiaries occupation and salary account book, 1901-1919                                    

4          10        Funds, Cassie Theobold Pfaelzer Trust, memorial book, 1900

4          11        Funds, legacies and endowments list, circa 1939                                                  

4          12        Girls' Literary Society of the Jewish Foster Home meeting minutes and bylaws, 1909-1917                                   

5          1          Indentured children salaries, Contingent Fund, and Henry S. Louchheim Fund donations, 1878-1879, 1899-1909

5          2          Jewish Foster Home Alumni Association constitution and bylaws, 1901                              

52                    Membership dues register, 1874-1881                                                         

51                    Memorial bequests, 1859-1929                                                

5          3          Reports, Bureau of Jewish Social Research (New York, N.Y.) on Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum, December 1920

5          4          Reports, Bureau of Jewish Social Research (New York, N.Y.) on Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum excerpts, 1924

5          5          Reports, Federation of Jewish Charities on the Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum by Boris D. Bogler, July 1918

 

Series 2: Hebrew Orphans Home, 1897-1929

Series 2 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains admission registers, annual reports, Board of Directors and committee meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports. Of note are the meeting minutes of the After Care Committee, a committee formed by members of the Board of Directors and the Alumni Association to continue interaction between former residents and the foster home. This series contains a limited number of case summaries on child placements over the duration of the foster home’s existence.

Box    Folder    Description

55                    Admissions register, Home for Hebrew Orphans and Hebrew Orphans Home applications and indentures, 1897-1916                          

5          6          Admissions register, Home for Hebrew Orphans and Hebrew Orphans Home residents, 1903-1929                                                      

6          1          Alumni Bulletin of the Hebrew Orphans Home, January 1926

6          2          Annual reports, Home for Hebrew Orphans charity ball souvenir program, 1904

6          3          Annual reports, Hebrew Orphans Home and Hebrew Sheltering Home charity ball souvenir program, 1912

6          4          Annual reports, Hebrew Orphans Home charity ball souvenir program, 1914-1916

6          5          Annual reports, Hebrew Orphans Home charity ball souvenir program, 1917-1918

6          6          Board of Directors meeting minutes 1915-1921

6          7          Board of Directors meeting minutes 1922-1929

6          8          Board of Directors, Executive Committee meeting minutes, 1921-1925

7          1          Case summaries, Home for Hebrew Orphans and Hebrew Orphans Home residents 1901-1934                                                             

7          2          Committees, Admission and Discharge Committee meeting minutes, 1922, 1924 

7          3          Committees, After Care Committee meeting minutes 1923-1928

7          4          Committees, After Care Committee progress reports on former residents, 1929, undated

7          5          Committees, Education Committee meeting minutes, 1921, 1923, 1925

7          6          Committees, House Committee meeting minutes 1924-1929

7          7          Committees, Purchasing Committee meeting minutes,                                                            

7          8          Correspondence, general, 1923, 1927, 1929

7          9          Reports, Bureau of Jewish Social Research (New York, N.Y.), Hebrew Orphans Home, circa 1920

7          10        Reports, Bureau of Jewish Social Research (New York, N.Y.), Hebrew Orphans Home, annotated 1921

7          11        State Department of Welfare acts on child placement and care and maternity homes and hospitals, 1923, 1927          

 
 
Series 3: Foster Home for Hebrew Orphans, 1928-1940
 

Series 3 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains records similar in type to those in series 1 and 2. The admission registers include entries of wards transferred from the institutions predecessors, Hebrew Orphans Home and Jewish Foster Home. Records in Series 3 identifying adoptees and adoptive parents are restricted for 75 years from date of creation. Restrictions where applicable are indicated at the file level in the container inventory below.

Box    Folder    Description

8          1          Admissions register, admissions, discharges, and transfers to foster home, 1928-1929

8          2          Admissions register, Foster Home for Hebrew Orphans and Association for Jewish Children, 1937-1950

8          3          Applicant register, foster home and adoptions, January-April, 1929-1932

8          4          Applicant register, foster home and adoptions, May-August, 1929-1932

54                    Applicant register, foster homes and adoptions, Foster Home for Hebrew Orphans and Association for Jewish Children, 1932-1950 [Restricted]

53                    Available homes for placement, 1926-1931

8          5          Board of Directors meeting minutes, October 1929

8          6          Committees, Adoption Committee meeting minutes, December 1936

8          7          Committees, Employment and Welfare Committee report, 1929

8          8          Committees, Finance Committee meeting minutes and correspondence, 1937-1940

8          9          Constitution and bylaws, circa 1929

8          10        Funds, legacies and endowments list, Jewish Foster Home, Hebrew Orphans Home, Foster Home for Hebrew Orphans, circa 1939      

8          11        Membership register, 1940

9          1          Memorial tablet and Kaddish lists of names, 1929

9          2          President's reports, 1933, 1936-1938

9          3          Printing club scrapbook of samples, 1927-1934

9          4          Statistics, monthly foster home removals and placements, 1930-1933

9          5          Statistics, Monthly foster home removals and placements, 1934-1939

9          6          Visitor's register, 1937-1938

 

Series 4: Juvenile Aid Society, 1910-1940, 1949

Series 4 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains Board of Directors and committee, correspondence, and reports. This is the only series containing comprehensive case histories about foster home wards in the collection. The four case histories in box 16 are a representative sample from the case files that were maintained by the Juvenile Aid Society and reflect the type and format of information recorded about children cared for JAS and similar institutions. The court reports on dependent and delinquency cases contain summary judgments for commitments and discharges of children placed at or under the care of various institutions including foster homes and state hospitals. This series contains the earliest material generated by the German Jewish Children’s Aid Committee began by JAS and continued by the Association for Jewish Children as the European Jewish Children’s Aid Committee in Series 8.

Box    Folder    Description

9          7          Annual reports, Juvenile Aid Society of Philadelphia, 1912, 1914, 1916, 1920

9          8          Annual reports, Juvenile Aid Society of Philadelphia, 1924, 1926, 1929

9          9          Applications to foster children, 1927-June 1928

9          10        Applications to foster children, July 1928-January 1929, undated

10        1          Board of Directors meeting minutes, Juvenile Aid Committee, January 1910-February 1911

10        2          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May 1914-April 1915

10        3          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May 1915-April 1916

10        4          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May 1916-April 1917

10        5          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May 1917-April 1918

11        1          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May 1918-April 1919

11        2          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May 1919-November 1919

11        3          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, December 1919-April 1920

11        4          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May 1920-October 1920

11        5          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, November 1920-April 1921

11        6          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May 1921-December 1921

11        7          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, January 1922-April 1922

12        1          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May 1922-April 1923

12        2          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May 1923-April 1924

12        3          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May 1924-April 1925

12        4          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May 1925-April 1926

12        5          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May 1926-April 1927

12        6          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May 1927-April 1928

13        1          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May 1928-April 1929

13        2          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May 1929-April 1930

13        3          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May 1930-April 1931

13        4          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May 1931-April 1932

13        5          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May 1932-April 1933

14        1          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May 1933-April 1934

14        2          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May 1934-April 1935

14        3          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May 1935-April 1936

14        4          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, June 1936-April 1937

14        5          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, June 1937-April 1938

15        1          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May 1938-April 1939

15        2          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May 1939-April 1940

15        3          Board of Directors meeting minutes and committee reports, May-October 1940

15        4          Board of Directors, Executive Committee meeting minutes, 1920-1924

15        5          Board of Directors, Executive Committee meeting minutes, 1925-1929

15        6          Board of Directors, Executive Committee meeting minutes, 1930-1934

15        7          Board of Directors, Executive Committee meeting minutes, 1935-1940

16        1          Bureau for Jewish Children constitution, by-laws, and meeting minutes, 1939, undated

16        2          Bureau for Jewish Children, Placement Committee meeting minutes, 1937

16        3          Bureau for Jewish Children, Placement Committee meeting minutes, 1938

16        4          Bureau for Jewish Children, Placement Committee meeting minutes, 1939

16        5          Case history, Meltz, Robert, case summary, 1923-1936

16        6          Case history, Meltz, Robert, correspondence, 1923-1937

16        7          Case history, Meltz, Robert, medical records, 1923-1936

16        8          Case history, Meltzer, Bernard, case summary, correspondence, and medical records, 1917-1922

16        9          Case history, Meltzer, Elizabeth, case summary, correspondence, and medical records, 1914-1923, 1930

16        10        Case history, Meltzer, Frances, case summary, 1914-1933, 1937

16        11        Case history, Meltzer, Frances, correspondence and medical records, 1915-1937, 1949

17        1          Charter and bylaws, 1911

17        2          Committees, Case Work Committee meeting minutes, 1935-1936

17        3          Committees, Foster Mothers' Study Group/Jewish Speaking Group of Foster Mothers meeting minutes, 1929-1933, undated

17        4          Committees, Foster Parents meeting minutes, 1930-1931

17        5          Committees, German Jewish Children's Aid Committee budget and financial reports and correspondence, 1937-1940

17        6          Committees, German Jewish Children's Aid Committee correspondence and reports, 1934-1939

17        7          Committees, German Jewish Children's Aid Committee meeting minutes, 1934-May 1940

17        8          Committees, German Jewish Children's Aid Committee newspaper clippings, 1934

17        9          Committees, German Jewish Children's Aid Committee newspaper clippings, child refugees, 1940

17        10        Committees, Home and School Committee meeting minutes, 1922-1929, 1931

17        11        Committees, Home Finding Committee meeting minutes, 1924-1932

17        12        Committees, Junior Case Work Committee meeting minutes, 1932-1933

17        13        Committees, Junior Case Work Committee/Placing Out Committee joint meeting minutes, 1933-1935

17        14        Committees, Personnel Committee meeting minutes, 1926-1929

17        15        Committees, Placing Out Committee meeting minutes, 1913

17        16        Committees, Placing Out Committee meeting minutes, 1914

17        17        Committees, Placing Out Committee meeting minutes, 1915

18        1          Committees, Placing Out Committee meeting minutes, 1916

18        2          Committees, Placing Out Committee/Home Finding Committee meeting minutes, 1917

18        3          Committees, Placing Out Committee/Home Finding Committee meeting minutes, 1918

18        4          Committees, Placing Out Committee/Home Finding Committee meeting minutes, 1919

18        5          Committees, Placing Out Committee/Home Finding Committee meeting minutes, 1920

19        1          Committees, Placing Out Committee/Home Finding Committee meeting minutes, 1921

19        2          Committees, Placing Out Committee/Home Finding Committee meeting minutes, 1922

19        3          Committees, Placing Out Committee/Home Finding Committee meeting minutes, 1923

19        4          Committees, Placing Out Committee meeting minutes, 1924

19        5          Committees, Placing Out Committee meeting minutes, 1925-1926

20        1          Committees, Placing Out Committee meeting minutes, 1927-1929

20        2          Committees, Placing Out Committee meeting minutes, 1930-1933

20        3          Committees, Preventive Work Committee meeting minutes, 1911-1912

20        4          Committees, Preventive Work Committee meeting minutes, 1913

20        5          Committees, Preventive Work Committee meeting minutes, 1914

20        6          Committees, Preventive Work Committee meeting minutes, 1915-1916

20        7          Committees, Preventive Work Committee meeting minutes, 1917-1918

21        1          Committees, Preventive Work Committee meeting minutes, 1919-1920

21        2          Committees, Preventive Work Committee meeting minutes and level book, 1920-1923

21        3          Committees, Senior Study Group meeting minutes, 1936-1939

21        4          Correspondence, general, 1922, 1926-1930, undated

21        5          Correspondence, legacies and bequests, 1912-1942

21        6          Court reports, dependent and delinquency cases, 1920-1921

21        7          Court reports, dependent and delinquency cases, 1922

21        8          Court reports, dependent and delinquency cases, 1923

22        1          Court reports, dependent and delinquency cases, 1924

22        2          Court reports, dependent and delinquency cases, 1925

22        3          Court reports, dependent and delinquency cases, 1926

22        4          Court reports, dependent and delinquency cases, 1927

22        5          Court reports, dependent and delinquency cases, 1928

22        6          Court reports, dependent and delinquency cases, 1929

22        7          Court reports, dependent and delinquency cases, 1930

23        1          Court reports, dependent and delinquency cases, 1931

23        2          Court reports, dependent and delinquency cases, 1932

23        3          Court reports, dependent and delinquency cases, 1933

23        4          Court reports, dependent and delinquency cases, 1934

23        5          Court reports, dependent and delinquency cases, 1935

23        6          Court reports, dependent and delinquency cases, 1936

23        7          Court reports, dependent and delinquency cases, 1937

23        8          Court reports, dependent and delinquency cases, 1938

23        9          Court reports, dependent and delinquency cases, 1939

24        1          "JAS Level Book," 1919

24        2          Reports, Bureau of Jewish Social Research (New York, N.Y.), "Representative Number of Foster Homes of Juvenile Aid Society," circa 1920

24        3          Reports, "Juvenile Court: Organization, Growth, and Present Procedure," 1932

24        4          Reports, "Philadelphia Study of Fourteen J.A.S. Foster Homes Caring for Twenty-Six 'Normal' Children," undated

 

Series 5: Homewood School, 1909-1939, undated

Series 5 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains Board of Directors meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports. Also included in this series is a scrapbook produced by the Adoption Committee containing newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and correspondence related to the work of the committee and adoption work generally in Philadelphia.

Box    Folder    Description

24        5          Annual reports, Charity Souvenir of the Hebrew Sheltering Home and Day Nursery for Children, 1909

24        6          Bequests and in kind donations, undated

24        7          Correspondence, general, 1907-1933, undated

24        8          Hebrew Ladies Aid Society, Hebrew Ladies Day Nursery, and Hebrew Sheltering Home and Day Nursery for Children, Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1903-1907

24        9          Hebrew Sheltering Home and Day Nursery for Children, Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1907-1910

25        1          Hebrew Sheltering Home, Board of Directors and Executive Committee meeting minutes and superintendent's reports, 1924-1926

25        2          Hebrew Sheltering Home, Board of Directors and Executive Committee meeting minutes and superintendent's reports, 1927-1929

25        3          Hebrew Sheltering Home, Board of Directors and Executive Committee meeting minutes, January 1930-September 1933

25        4          Homewood School, Adoption Committee scrapbook, 1931-1939

25        5          Homewood School, Board of Directors and Executive Committee meeting minutes, October 1933-December 1934

25        6          Jewish Home for Infants bylaws, undated

26        1          Reports, Bureau of Jewish Social Research (New York, N.Y.), Hebrew Sheltering Home, 1924

26        2          Reports, Bureau of Jewish Social Research (New York, N.Y.), Hebrew Sheltering Home, December 1920

26        3          Reports, "Institutional Child Care Survey Inventory," 1932

 

Series 6: Bureau for Jewish Children, 1921-1941

Series 6 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, and statistics. Materials generated by the Placement Committee document interagency cooperation on child care cases. Additional materials about the Placement Committee can be found in Series 4.

Box    Folder    Description

26        4          Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1923-1925

26        5          Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1940

26        6          By-laws of the Bureau for Jewish Children of the Federation of Jewish Charities, 1923-1924

26        7          Committees, Adoption Committee meeting minutes, 1929-1941

26        8          Committees, Child Care Council meeting minutes and reports, 1938-1939

26        9          Committees, miscellaneous committee meeting minutes, 1921-1926, undated

26        10        Committees, Placement Committee meeting minutes and reports, 1923-1924

26        11        Committees, Placement Committee meeting minutes and reports, 1925-1926

26        12        Committees, Placement Committee meeting minutes and reports, 1927

26        13        Committees, Placement Committee meeting minutes and reports, 1928

27        1          Committees, Placement Committee meeting minutes and reports, 1929

27        2          Committees, Placement Committee meeting minutes and reports, 1930

27        3          Committees, Placement Committee meeting minutes and reports, 1931

27        4          Committees, Placement Committee meeting minutes and reports, 1932

27        5          Committees, Placement Committee meeting minutes and reports, 1933

27        6          Committees, Placement Committee meeting minutes and reports, 1934

27        7          Committees, Placement Committee meeting minutes and reports, 1935

27        8          Committees, Placement Committee meeting minutes and reports, 1936

27        9          Committees, Study Committee meeting minutes and reports, 1924-1926

27        10        Correspondence, general, 1919-1924

28        1          Executives of the Child Care Agencies and Family Agencies meeting minutes, 1931

28        2          Executives of the Child Care Agencies and Family Agencies meeting minutes, 1932

28        3          National Federation of Jewish Welfare Funds and Agencies Child Care Section, 1937, undated

28        4          Reports, "After-Care Study," 1927

28        5          Reports, "Evaluation of Work," undated

28        6          Reports, Bureau of Jewish Social Research (New York, N.Y.), "Bureau for Jewish Children Plan for One Children's Society" and "Philadelphia Child Care Study," 1924

28        7          Reports, Bureau of Jewish Social Research (New York, N.Y.), Bureau for Jewish Children, circa 1920

28        8          Reports, miscellaneous, 1925-1926

28        9          Reports, statistics on placements, discharges, and transfers, 1934-1935

28        10        Reports, statistics on placements, discharges, and transfers, 1936-1937

28        11        Reports, statistics on placements, discharges, and transfers, 1938-1940

 

Series 7: North Eastern Hebrew Orphans Home, 1928-1944

Series 7 is the smallest series in the collection. The series is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains meeting minutes and correspondence from the Board of Directors and Activity Board, and superintendent’s reports for a select number of years.

Box    Folder    Description

29        1          Activity Board meeting minutes, correspondence, and financial statements, 1928-1939

29        2          Board of Directors meeting minutes and correspondence, 1940-1944

29        3          Superintendent's reports, 1941-1943

 

Series 8: Association for Jewish Children, 1941-1973

Series 8 is arranged alphabetically by title or type of record and contains administrative records including extensive committee meeting minutes and reports, budget material, press releases, and statistics. Files on board rates in box 30 provide insight into the cooperative effort by child care agencies in Philadelphia to petition the courts for increased payments by the city to support children committed to foster homes by the Juvenile Court. The European Jewish Children’s Aid Committee materials continue the work of the German Jewish Children’s Aid Committee, administered by the Juvenile Aid Society prior to 1941 located in Series 4. Also of interest are the Personnel Committee meeting minutes, correspondence, and clippings in box 37 regarding the 40-day workers strike in June 1953 and union negotiations between the AJC Board and Local 1739, Community and Social Agency Employees. The staff meeting minutes and policy manual in boxes 43 and 44 provide in-depth understanding of the policies and procedures related to foster care placement and allied services administered by the AJC. Records in Series 8 identifying adoptees and adoptive parents are restricted for 75 years from date of creation. Restrictions where applicable are indicated at the file level in the container inventory below.

Box    Folder    Description

30        1          Annual meeting and luncheon, 1964

30        2          Annual reports on the service of the agency, 1950

30        3          Association for Jewish Children Fact Sheet, 1968

30        4          Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1947, 1949-1951

30        5          Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1952-1953

30        6          Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1954

30        7          Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1955

30        8          Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1956

30        9          Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1957

30        10        Board of Directors, Executive Committee meeting minutes, 1951-1955

30        11        Board of Directors, Executive Committee meeting minutes, Executive Director's monthly reports, and population reports, 1947-1950

30        12        Board rates, Council of Social Agencies petitions, 1942-1948

30        13        Board rates, Health and Welfare Council petitions, 1950-1955

31        14        "Budget Book," June 1951-May 1952

31        15        "Budget Book," June 1952-May 1953

31        16        "Budget Book," June 1953-May 1954

31        17        "Budget Book," June 1954-May 1955

31        18        "Budget Book," June 1955-May 1956

32        1          "Budget Book," June 1956-May 1957

32        2          By-laws of the Association for Jewish Children of Philadelphia, 1952, undated

32        3          Case files, sample excerpted records, 1943

32        4          Committees, Admissions and Professional Services Committee and Case Conference meeting minutes and summaries, August-December 1952

32        5          Committees, Admissions and Professional Services Committee memoranda, 1952-1954

32        6          Committees, Admissions and Professional Services Committee and Case Conference meeting minutes and summaries, 1953

32        7          Committees, Admissions and Professional Services Committee and Case Conference meeting minutes and summaries, 1954

32        8          Committees, Admissions and Professional Services Committee meeting minutes and case summaries, 1955

32        9          Committees, Admissions and Professional Services Committee meeting minutes and case summaries, 1956-1957

32        10        Committees, Admissions Committee meeting minutes and case summaries, 1941, 1945-1946

33        1          Committees, Admissions Committee meeting minutes and case summaries, 1947-1948

33        2          Committees, Admissions Committee meeting minutes and case summaries, 1949-1950

33        3          Committees, Admissions Committee meeting minutes and case summaries, 1951-June 1952

33        4          Committees, Adoption Committee case summaries, 1942-1951

33        5          Committees, Adoption Committee case summaries, 1952

33        6          Committees, Adoption Committee case summaries, surname N-Z, 1950-1958 [Restricted]

33        7          Committees, Adoption Committee meeting minutes, 1941-1945

33        8          Committees, Adoption Committee meeting minutes, 1946-1950

34        1          Committees, Adoption Committee meeting minutes, 1951-1954

34        2          Committees, Adoption Committee meeting minutes, 1955-1958

34        3          Committees, Adoption Committee statistics on applications and placements, 1941-1956

34        4          Committees, Allocations Committee meeting minutes, 1941

34        5          Committees, Allocations Committee meeting minutes, 1942

34        6          Committees, Allocations Committee meeting minutes, 1943

34        7          Committees, Allocations Committee meeting minutes, 1944

34        8          Committees, Budget Audit Committee meeting minutes, 1941-1943

34        9          Committees, Case Committee meeting minutes, 1948

34        10        Committees, Case Conference meeting minutes and intake summaries, 1952-1956

34        11        Committees, Case Work and Institutional Staff meeting minutes, 1949

34        12        Committees, Cottage Committee meeting minutes, 1954-1957

34        13        Committees, Cottage Staff Seminar meeting minutes, 1961-1962

35        1          Committees, European Jewish Children's Aid Committee budget and financial reports and correspondence, 1943, 1946-1949

35        2          Committees, European Jewish Children's Aid Committee budget and financial reports and correspondence, 1950-1951

35        3          Committees, European Jewish Children's Aid Committee budget and financial reports and correspondence, 1952

35        4          Committees, European Jewish Children's Aid Committee budget and financial reports and correspondence, 1953

35        5          Committees, European Jewish Children's Aid Committee budget and financial reports and correspondence, 1954

35        6          Committees, European Jewish Children's Aid Committee case summaries, 1948-1949

35        7          Committees, European Jewish Children's Aid Committee correspondence, 1943-1944, 1948-1949

35        8          Committees, European Jewish Children's Aid Committee correspondence, 1950-1951

35        9          Committees, European Jewish Children's Aid Committee correspondence, 1952

35        10        Committees, European Jewish Children's Aid Committee correspondence, 1953

35        11        Committees, European Jewish Children's Aid Committee correspondence, 1954-1955, 1964

35        12        Committees, European Jewish Children's Aid Committee intake log book, 1942-1958

35        13        Committees, European Jewish Children's Aid Committee meeting minutes, 1943-1954

35        14        Committees, European Jewish Children's Aid Committee population statistics on admissions and discharges, 1944-1952

35        15        Committees, European Jewish Children's Aid Committee population statistics on admissions and discharges, 1953-1958

36        1          Committees, Finance and Insurance Committee meeting minutes, correspondence, and investments, 1960-1961

36        2          Committees, Finance and Insurance Committee meeting minutes, correspondence, and investments, 1962-1964

36        3          Committees, Finance Committee meeting minutes, 1941-1943

36        4          Committees, Finance Committee meeting minutes, correspondence, and investments, 1945-1959

36        5          Committees, Foster Home Care Committee meeting minutes, reports, and statistics, December 1940-March 1941

36        6          Committees, Foster Home Care Committee meeting minutes, reports, and statistics, May 1941-January 1942

36        7          Committees, Foster Home Care Committee meeting minutes, reports, and statistics, February-June 1942

36        8          Committees, German Jewish Children's Aid Committee budget and financial reports and correspondence, 1941-1942

36        9          Committees, German Jewish Children's Aid Committee correspondence, 1940-1942

36        10        Committees, German Jewish Children's Aid Committee inter-office communication, 1942-1943

37        1          Committees, German Jewish Children's Aid Committee meeting minutes, agenda, and population statistics, December 1940-1941

37        2          Committees, German Jewish Children's Aid Committee meeting minutes, agenda, reports, and studies, 1942

37        3          Committees, German Jewish Children's Aid Committee population statistics on admissions and discharges, 1934-1943

37        4          Committees, Health and Medical Committee meeting minutes, 1941

37        5          Committees, House Committee meeting minutes, 1941

37        6          Committees, Institutional Committee meeting minutes, 1948-1949

37        7          Committees, Institutional Planning Committee meeting minutes, 1943-1949

37        8          Committees, Institutional Planning Committee new building feasibility reports and correspondence, 1944-1949

37        9          Committees, Institutional Planning Committee "Report on A Survey of Institutional Needs," December 1948

37        10        Committees, Institutional Planning Committee report on physical merger of facilities, 1941

37        11        Committees, Institutional Planning Committee reports and correspondence from other child care institutions, 1943-1950

37        12        Committees, Older Boys and Girls Committee meeting minutes, case summaries, statistics, and correspondence, 1942-1943

37        13        Committees, Personnel Committee meeting minutes and correspondence 1952-1959

37        14        Committees, Personnel Committee meeting minutes, reports, and policies, 1941-1950

37        15        Committees, Personnel Committee newspaper clippings regarding charity workers strike, 1953

38        1          Committees, Purchasing Committee meeting minutes, 1941

38        2          Committees, Religious and Secular Education Committee meeting minutes, statistics, and correspondence, 1946-1965

38        3          Committees, Secular Education Committee meeting minutes, case summaries, statistics, and correspondence, 1942-1945

38        4          Committees, Services to Unmarried Mothers Committee meeting minutes, statistics, and correspondence, 1956-1963

38        5          Consolidation agreement, court application, December 24, 1940

38        6          Consolidation plan, formation of Association for Jewish Children, 1940

38        7          Council of Jewish Federation and Welfare Funds (New York, N.Y.)  financial reports, statistics, and correspondence, 1943-1952

38        8          Council of Jewish Federation and Welfare Funds (New York, N.Y.)  financial reports, statistics, and correspondence, 1953-1964

53                    Department of Public Welfare account book, 1941-1956

38        9          "Donation record book," Foster Home for Hebrew Orphans and Association for Jewish Children, 1935-1950

39        1          Estate legacies and endowments, 1946-1951

39        2          Estate legacies and endowments, 1952-1961

39        3          Executive Director's monthly reports, November 1940-1941

39        4          Executive Director's monthly reports, 1942-1946

39        5          Foster Home Finding Project meeting minutes and correspondence, August 1962-April 1963

39        6          Foster Home Finding Project speaking engagements, August 1962-September 1963

39        7          Foster Home Finding Project speaking engagements, October 1963-December 1963

39        8          Foster Home Finding Project speaking engagements, January-June 1964

40        1          Foster Home Finding Project speaking engagements, July-December 1964

40        2          Foster Home Finding Project speaking engagements, 1965

40        3          Foster Home Finding Project speaking engagements, 1966

40        4          Foster Home Finding Project speaking engagements, 1967

40        5          Foster Home Finding Project speaking engagements, 1968

40        6          Foster Home Finding Project speaking engagements, 1969

40        7          Foster Home Finding Project telephone inquiries, April 1965

41        1          Membership register, undated

41        2          Newsletters, "AJC Cares," December 1968-April 1973

41        3          Newsletters, "Foster-ings," 1956, March 1962-June 1968

41        4          Newsletters, Foster Parents Planning Board correspondence, 1964-1966

49                    Newspaper clippings scrapbook, Foster Home for Hebrew Orphans and Association for Jewish Children, 1934-1947

53                    Newspaper clippings scrapbook, 1948-1957

41        5          Press releases, 1963

41        6          Press releases, 1964

41        7          Press releases, 1965

41        8          Press releases, 1966

41        9          Press releases, January-June 1967

42        1          Press releases, January-June 1968

42        2          Press releases, July-December 1968

42        3          Press releases, 1969

42        4          Reports, Child Welfare League of America study data, 1952-1955

42        5          Reports, Child Welfare League of America, 1949, 1952, 1954

42        6          Reports, Federation of Jewish Agencies Young Women's Group historical project, October 1972

42        7          Reports, Federation of Jewish Charities of Philadelphia, "A Program for Health and Medical Services," 1949

42        8          Reports, Jewish Child Welfare Association, 1945

42        9          Reports, University of Pennsylvania thesis "Study of Adoption in Eighteen Counties in Pennsylvania," June 1934

42        10        Reports, withdrawn and rejected cases, 1941-1945

43        1          Staff meeting minutes, 1941-1946

43        2          Staff meeting minutes, 1947-1948

43        3          Staff meeting minutes, 1949-1951

43        4          Staff meeting minutes, 1952-1953

43        5          Staff meeting minutes, 1954

43        6          Staff meeting minutes, 1955-1957

43        7          Staff policy manual, 1950s (1 of 5)

43        8          Staff policy manual, 1950s (2 of 5)

44        1          Staff policy manual, 1950s (3 of 5)

44        2          Staff policy manual, 1950s (4 of 5)

44        3          Staff policy manual, 1950s (5 of 5)

44        4          Staff supervisors correspondence and policies, 1941-1948

44        5          Staff supervisors meeting minutes, 1942-1947

44        6          Staff supervisors meeting minutes, 1948-1949

44        7          Statistics, adoptions and placements, 1941-1952

45        1          Statistics, agency, regional, and national child care and social services 1938-1953

45        2          Statistics, cases admitted and closed, 1953-1955

45        3          Statistics, children in paid boarding homes, 1954-1956

45        4          Statistics, cottage population, 1950-1952

45        5          Statistics, monthly intake, 1940-1942

45        6          Statistics, monthly intake, 1943-1945

45        7          Statistics, monthly intake, 1946-1949

45        8          Statistics, monthly intake, 1950-1953

45        9          Statistics, monthly population, 1941-1955

46        1          Statistics, monthly service, 1952-1957

54                   Statistics, "Population Record," Foster Home for Hebrew Orphans and Association for Jewish Children, 1929-1950 [Restricted]

46        2          Statistics, reasons for request to agency, 1958

46        3          Statistics, Vacation Bureau, 1951-1955

 

Series 9: Photographs, 1897, 1913-1965, undated

Series 9 contains black and white photographs of various activities at the Association for Jewish Children and its predecessor organizations. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by name of creating organization, if known and by topical subject.

Box    Folder    Description

47        1          Association for Jewish Children, administrators and volunteers, 1949, 1963, 1965

47        2          Association for Jewish Children, foster parents, 1940s

47        3          Association for Jewish Children, individual portraits of foster children, circa 1940s

47        4          Association for Jewish Children, children's activities, 1940s

47        5          Association for Jewish Children, German Children's Aid Committee summer school graduation, September 4, 1941

47        6          Association for Jewish Children, Golden Slipper Square Club outing at Forest Park, circa 1945

47        7          Association for Jewish children, miscellaneous slides, undated

47        8          Foster Home for Hebrew Orphans, athletic teams, 1933-1940

47        9          Foster Home for Hebrew Orphans, Caribou staff, 1934

47        10        Foster Home for Hebrew Orphans, confirmation classes, 1940, undated

47        11        Foster Home for Hebrew Orphans, foster family portraits, undated

47        12        Foster Home for Hebrew Orphans, portrait of Lawrence Brunswick, undated

47        13        Foster Home for Hebrew Orphans, residents and staff, February 1923

47        14        Foster Home for Hebrew Orphans, sewing, piano, story hour, and woodshop classes, circa 1930

47        15        Foster Home for Hebrew Orphans, staff group portraits, undated

47        16        Hebrew Sheltering Home, individual portraits of foster children, circa 1933

47        17        Homewood School, individual portraits of foster children, 1934-1937

47        18        Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum, Fairmount Park Picnic, August 24, 1897

47        19        Juvenile Aid Society, foster home scenes, circa 1935

47        20        Juvenile Aid Society, individual portraits of foster children 1913, 1920

47        21        Penn State Mont Alto campus forestry students, former foster home residents, 1937-1939

47        22        World War II servicemen and women, former foster home residents, 1939-1945, undated