National Council of Jewish Women (Rochester Division)

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Collection Overview
Creator: National Council of Jewish Women (Rochester Division)
Call Number: D.97
Dates: 1935-1976
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation

Biographical/Historical Note
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) was founded in 1893; the Rochester Division organized in 1895.

In 1945 the Council initiated an overseas student scholarship program to allow foreign students to receive graduate training in American Universities. Israeli, Brazilian, French, Moroccan and Dutch students participated in the program.

The NCJW has offered assistance to the poor and services to youth and aging through its Friendship Club(1951), the Rochester School Volunteer Program (RSVP, 1962), Teen-Age Recreation Program (TARP, 1958), Meals on Wheels (1959), and two sponsored scout troops (1950). The NCJW also takes an active interest in politics. During election years, their newsletter, the Bulletin, has presented the NCJW's position on various issues, including housing, urban renewal, nuclear weapons testing, the Vietnam War, and the 1972 Mid-East Peace Plan.

The NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN (ROCHESTER DIVISION) is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact the Rare Collections & Preservation Department prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.

In consultation with a curator, reproductions may be made upon request. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from a curator. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

Scope and Content
The collection contains correspondence and minutes of Board meetings, as well as budgets, presidents' and committee reports, and copies of the Bulletin.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of the Rochester Division of the National Council of Jewish Women, August, 1977.

(Name of item, if applicable), NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN (ROCHESTER DIVISION), 1935-1976. Dept. of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.

Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055

Content List
Box 1
1. Correspondence, 1950 - 1955
2. Correspondence, 1956
3. Correspondence, 1957
4. Correspondence, 1958
5. Correspondence, 1959
6. Bulletin: 1937, 1947, 1949
7. Bulletin: 1950-3
8. Bulletin: 1955-9
9. Bulletin: 1960-1
10. Bulletin: 1966-9
11. Bulletin: 1970
12. Bulletin: 1971
13. Bulletin: 1972
14. Bulletin: 1973
15. Council Courier: 1974
16. Council Courier: 1975
17. Council Courier: 1976
Box 2
1. Board Meetings: 1949
2. Board Meetings: 1950
3. Board Meetings: 1951
4. Board Meetings: 1952
5. Board Meetings: 1953
6. Board Meetings: 1954
7. Board Meetings: 1955
8. Board Meetings: 1957
9. Board Meetings: 1958-9
10. Board Meetings: 1960
11. Board Meetings: 1961
12. General Meetings: 1945, 1949, 1950
13. General Meetings: 1952
14. General Meetings: 1953-5, 1958, 1960
15. Annual Reports (Meetings, luncheons), 1948, 1950, 1952-3
16. President's Reports, 1935 - 1960 (incomplete)
17. Financial Reports, 1951 - 1971
18. Committee Annual Reports, 1955 - 6
19. Printed briefs on Thrift Shop Operation
20. Statement on Experimental Teacher's Aide Project
21. Final Report of the Council Sunday School
22. Miscellaneous Notes
23. News Clippings
24. NCJW 1952-3 Manual, Rochester Section
25. Printed Copy of the Proceedings of the Fifth Triennial Convention, 1908

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