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Descriptive inventory for the National Council of Jewish Women, Chicago Section records, 1899-1973, bulk 1920-1970

National Council of Jewish Women, Chicago Section records

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Descriptive inventory for the National Council of Jewish Women, Chicago Section records, 1899-1973, bulk 1920-1970

Prepared by Linda Montalbano; edited by Peter T. Alter and Rachel Juris, 2010.
Processed with funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
  
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: National Council of Jewish Women, Chicago Section records, 1899-1973 (inclusive), 1920-1970 (bulk)
Creators: National Council of Jewish Women. Chicago Section
National Council of Jewish Women
National Council of Jewish Women. Dept. of Service for Foreign Born
Hannah Greenebaum Solomon
Dates: 1899-1973 (inclusive), 1920-1970 (bulk)
Accession number: M1973.0052
Bib number: 00066577
Call number: MSS Lot N
Size: 8.75 linear ft. (13 boxes)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of the National Council of Jewish Women, Chicago Section M1973.0052

Terms governing use:

Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Restriction(s):

Research use of this collection is governed by the standard rules and regulations of the Chicago History Museum Research Center.

Please cite this collection as:

National Council of Jewish Women, Chicago Section records (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Related material:

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the National Council of Jewish Women, Chicago Section photograph collection (1980.0134); the Greenebaum sisters' travel journals; and publications of the National Council of Jewish Women, Chicago Section, cataloged separately.

Collection Summary +/-

Meeting minutes, annual reports, financial records, correspondence, periodicals, newsletters, press releases, brochures, pamphlets, directories, manuals, scripts, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and other records of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Chicago Section, a community service organization. Materials relate to services offered by the NCJW, both locally and nationally, such as job placement for immigrants and youth, scholarships and courses; care packages for servicemen and Jewish orphans during World War Two; and the Council Camp, a Jewish family camp in Wauconda (Ill.). Present are biographical materials pertaining to Hannah Greenebaum Solomon, founder and first president of the NCJW, and president of the Chicago Section for 12 years.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a community service organization founded in 1893. NCJW (formerly known as the Council of Jewish Women until 1923) grew out of the Jewish Women's Congress, a group formed to organize the participation of Jewish women in the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. The Chicago Section, the founding section, was organized by Hannah Greenebaum Solomon, who served as first president of the national organization and as president of the Chicago chapter for 12 years. NCJW provided educational, humanitarian, religious, and social services locally, nationally, and internationally for Jewish women, children, and families. As of 2010, NCJW had over 100 sections nationwide.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Charities--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Jewish women--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Jewish women--United States--Societies and clubs
Jews--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Social service--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Women in charitable work--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Women--Illinois--Chicago--Societies and clubs--20th century
Persons:
Solomon, Hannah G. (Hannah Greenebaum), 1858-1942
Organizations:
Council of Jewish Women (U.S.). Chicago Association of Jewish Women
National Council of Jewish Women
National Council of Jewish Women. Chicago Section--Archives
National Council of Jewish Women. Dept. of Service for Foreign Born
Genre/Form:
Annual reports
Brochures
Correspondence
Directories
Financial records
Manuals
Minutes
Newsletters
Newspaper clippings
Pamphlets
Periodicals
Press releases
Programs (documents)
Scrapbooks
Scripts
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Social conditions--20th century
Chicago (Ill.)--Social life and customs--20th century

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in six series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Meeting minutes, 1920-1968 (box 1-4)
Series 2. Administrative records, 1899-1973 (box 5-6)
Series 3. Community service and activities, 1939-1970 (box 7, 12-13)
Series 4. Advertisement books, 1947-1972 (box 8)
Series 5. Hannah Greenebaum Solomon, 1933-1960 (box 9)
Series 6. Publications, 1905, 1916-1973 (box 10-11)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Jasmine Kirby using Oxygen editor, 2016
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
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