Guide to the National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section Records, 1894-2011 AIS.1964.40

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Table of Contents

Summary Information
History
Scope and Content Notes
Arrangement
Administrative Information
Related Materials
Controlled Access Headings
Previous Citation
Collection Inventory
Series I. History,1894-1983
1. General
2. Historic Anniversaries
Series II. Charter, By-laws, and Organization,1894-1974
Series III. Governing Bodies,1914-1973
1. Executive Board Minutes
2. Executive Committee
3. Steering Committee
4. Advisory Committee
5. Board of Directors
Series IV. Officers,1894-1978
1. President Files
2. Recording Secretary Files
3. Corresponding Secretary Files
4. Financial Secretary Files
5. Treasurer Files
Series V. Administration,1921-1977
1. Finance Committee
2. Program, Publicity, and Public Relations
Series VI. Fundraising,1927-1979
1. Ways and Means
Series VII. Education,1894-1974
1. Religious Education
2. English as a Second Language (ESL)
Series VIII. Philanthropic Activities,1901-1975
Series IX. Community and Overseas Services,1927-1980
1. Services for the Aged
2. Work with Children and Youth Files
Series X. Health and Welfare Services,1946-1973
1. Health Services
2. Mental Health Programs
Series XI. Political Action,1929-1979
1. Department of Public Affairs
2. Civil Rights
3. Federation of Women's Clubs
4. Human Relations Commission
Series XII. Jewish Affiliations,1928-1975
1. Affiliations
2. Expanded Overseas Program
3. Workshops and Training Institutes
4. Self-studies, Questionnaires, and Evaluations
5. Councilette and Teenage Branch
6. Juniors and Women, Ages 18-21
7. Publications
8. Volumes
9. Council News
Series XIII. Affiliation Networks,1896-1979
1. Pennsylvania State Conferences
2. Central District Conferences
3. National Council of Jewish Women
4. International Council of Jewish Women
5. Oral History Project
Series XIV. Photographs, Scrapbooks, and Record Books,1960-1973
Series XV. Publications and Organizational Records,1959-1987
Series XVI. Subject Files,1943-1995
Series XVII. Organizational Records,1934-1989
Series XVIII. Council Journals,1949-1954
Series XIX. Publications and Papers,1967-1976
Series XX. Scrapbooks,1944-1990
Series XXI. Photographs and Slides,1933-1990
Series XXII. Awards,1954-1993
Series XXIII. Organizational Records,1947-1990
Series XXIV. Photographs,1970-1989
Series XXV. Organizational Records,1956-1994
Series XXVI. Membership and Volunteer Service,1956-1993
Series XXVII. Photographs,1990-2003
Series XXVIII. NCJW Oral History Projects,1967-2001
1. Pittsburgh Section Project I: The Immigrant Experience
2. Pittsburgh Section Project II: My Voice was Heard
3. South Hills Branch Oral History Project
4. Advisory Committee,1971-2011
5. Oral History Course Curriculum Development,1989-2007
6. Abstract and Index Project,1981-2000
7. Volunteer Interviewers Training Material,1975-2000
7. Moving Images,1980-1996
Series XXIX. Scrapbooks and Posters,1960-1989
Series XXX. Oversize material

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Pittsburgh Section, Records
Creator
National Council of Jewish Women. Pittsburgh Section.
Collection Number
AIS.1964.40
Date
1894-2011
Extent
139.71 linear feet  (120 boxes, 5 volumes, and 8 drawers of cassette tapes)
Abstract
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Pittsburgh Section Records, consist of organizational records, including correspondence, memorabilia, reports, minutes, photographs, and oral histories for the period 1894 to 1997. The bulk of the records are from the NCJW Pittsburgh Section, however, there are some materials in the collection regarding NCJW state and national activities. Digital reproductions of the audio component of the oral history project are available online.

Preferred Citation

National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section Records, 1894-2011, AIS.1964.40, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) was founded in 1893 at the Jewish Women's Congress of the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Mrs. Pauline Rosenberg founded the Pittsburgh Section in 1894 and this became the fourth section of NCJW. The Pittsburgh Section was called the Columbian Council until May 1906. The Pittsburgh Section has been devoted to many activities at the local, state, and national levels. Activities have included fundraising, education, political and social reforms, workshops and institutes. Almost all of these activities directly assist Jewish causes.

The Pittsburgh Section has always been dedicated to establishing programs to provide quality education. They created the first free kindergarten in Pittsburgh and a religious school for the children of immigrants in Pittsburgh's Hill District. This was the first of a network of Sunday Schools run jointly with Temple Rodef Shalom Sisterhood for many years. Their varied programs for children resulted in the establishment of the Columbian School, a full-fledged settlement house in its own quarters in 1900. Columbian School, later Columbian School and Settlement, became the Irene Kaufmann Settlement (IKS) in 1909. A new building and endowment fund was given by the parents of the late Irene Kaufmann, Henry and Theresa Kaufmann. The Pittsburgh Section also had volunteers run an informal Americanization class for immigrants. This later became a fully staffed and organized Evening School, the first of its kind in the Pittsburgh area. The "ethnic revival" of the late sixties led to a renewed interest in Jewish education, and in the 1970s Pittsburgh Section volunteers catalogued the Judaic holdings of local libraries. The Pittsburgh Section's interest in public education has continued unabated through the decades.

The Pittsburgh Section has also been involved in many public health issues. The Columbian School introduced the first visiting nurse to Pittsburgh. The second nurse hired for the job in 1902, Miss Anna B. Heldman, stayed until her death in 1940. She sponsored many public health measures with Pittsburgh Section's aid. Involvement in public health enterprises at the local and national level continues into the present. The Pittsburgh Section assists with the Red Cross, Health and Welfare Federation of Allegheny County, Veteran's Administration Volunteer Service, Council House Rehabilitation of Psychiatric Patients, Department of Health Infant Care at Arsenal Health Center, and the Pittsburgh Race for the Cure.

In addition to the above activities the Pittsburgh Section has been involved in countless activities, including the establishment of various committees to study political and social reforms; published guides and reference works on taxes and other subjects; work for civil rights, the handicapped, and the elderly; shown great interest in developing projects in Israel since its founding in 1948; and was in the forefront of "preventive philanthropy" activities, making it possible for people to avoid charity by becoming self-supporting.

The NCJW Pittsburgh Section has also taken a special interest with issues concerning women. The Pittsburgh Section founded the Council House for Working Girls and has had a long-standing cooperative relationship with many women's organizations, including the Federation of Women's Clubs, the Pittsburgh Conference of Jewish Women's Organizations, Women in Community Service Corporation, and Women in the Urban Crisis of Western Pennsylvania.

Along with the serious business there has always been a lighter side to the Pittsburgh Section's activities. Early programs of the Section's include musical events, dramatics, and socials. During the 1940s and 1950s fun and fundraising were combined in carnivals, dances, and shows.

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Scope and Content Notes

This collection contains the organizational records of the NCJW Pittsburgh Section (variously Columbian Council and Greater Pittsburgh Section) founded in 1894. This collection includes correspondence, memorabilia, reports, minutes, photographs, and oral histories for the period 1894 to 1997. The bulk of the records are from the NCJW Pittsburgh Section, however there are some materials in the collection regarding NCJW state and national activities. However, the first three decades of the Pittsburgh Section history are not adequately represented in these records. The minutes and reports were probably kept in the executives' homes and were lost at their deaths. This history must be reconstructed from the historical summaries and yearbooks. The first fifteen years of Pittsburgh Section history are covered in Ida Cohen Selavan book, The Columbian Council of Pittsburgh, 1894-1909: A Case Study of Adult Immigrant Education, and unpublished doctoral dissertation written in 1976.

There are fairly complete records for programs begun in the 1920s to the 1990s, as well as available historic and organizational materials. The Pittsburgh Section has also been associated with many organizations on the local, state, and national level, including the German Jewish Children's Aid Committee, American Service Institute, Health and Welfare Federation of Allegheny County, Allegheny County Council on Civil Rights, Allegheny County Federation of Women's Clubs, Women in Community Services Corporation, Women in the Urban Crisis of Western Pennsylvania, American Jewish Conference, American Jewish Congress, Irene Kaufmann Settlement, Jewish Community Relations Council, Jewish Social Service Bureau, Pittsburgh Conference of Jewish Women's Organizations, United Jewish Federation, and Young Men and Women's Hebrew Association. Materials on these organizations can be found throughout the collection.

Also found in the various series is correspondence with prominent Americans such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry A. Wallace, U.S. and State Senators and Representatives, Governors, Mayors, Clergymen, and local dignitaries. Besides correspondence, the collection also includes one tape recording of the First Annual Louis Rosenthal Legislative Institute, autograph albums dedicated to Section leaders, unmounted photographs of people involved in Section projects, and a series of scrapbooks with newspaper clippings documenting Section projects from the mid-1920s through the 1950s.

Of particular importance to the Pittsburgh Section has been their Oral History Project initiated in 1968. Volunteers for the project interviewed over 200 Jewish residents of Pittsburgh who had immigrated between 1890-1924. The interviewees were tape recorded and filled out questionnaires. The project resulted in the publication of a book in 1972, By Myself I'm a Book! An Oral History of the Immigrant Jewish Experience in Pittsburgh. A second project, carried out between 1974 and 2001, inspired the book  My Voice was Heard. Tapes from both projects have been digitized and are available online on the website, Pittsburgh and Beyond: The Experience of the Jewish Community. For more information on the NCJW Oral History Projects, refer to Series XXVIII.

In June 2011, NCJW Oral History Project Co-Chairs, Marcia Frumerman and Marlene Haus, donated additional material relating to the NCJW Oral History Projects. Included in this donation were further materials for both Oral History Project I & II and extensive files on curriculum and course development based on the oral history interviews. The new materials also include information on creating and standardizing abstracts and indices to create Pittsburgh and Beyond: The Experience of the Jewish Community a guide to the oral history interviews. The new materials mostly have been added to the existing Series XXVIII. NCJW Oral History Project. New material has also been added to Series XVI. Subject Files. Further scope notes are found in both series.

The NCJW Pittsburgh Section has made many deposits to the Archives Service Center since 1964, however, all additions to the collection are located under AIS.1964.40.

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Arrangement

The collection has been arranged into the following series:

  • Series I. History, 1894-1983
  • Series II. Charter, By-laws, and Organization, 1894-1974
  • Series III. Governing Bodies, 1914-1973
  • Series IV. Officers, 1894-1978
  • Series V. Administration, 1921-1977
  • Series VI. Fundraising, 1927-1979
  • Series VII. Education, 1894-1974
  • Series VIII. Philanthropic Activities, 1901-1975
  • Series IX. Community and Oversees Services, 1927-1980
  • Series X. Health and Welfare Services, 1946-1973
  • Series XI. Political Action, 1929-1979
  • Series XII. Jewish Affiliations, 1928-1975
  • Series XIII. Affiliation Networks, 1896-1976
  • Series XIV. Photographs, Scrapbooks, and Record Books, 1960-1973
  • Series XV. Publications and Organizational Records, 1959-1987
  • Series XVI. Subject Files, 1943-1995
  • Series XVII. Organizational Records, 1934-1989
  • Series XVIII. Council Journals, 1949-1954
  • Series XIX. Publications and Papers, 1967-1976
  • Series XX. Scrapbooks, 1944-1990
  • Series XXI. Photographs and Slides, 1933-1990
  • Series XXII. Awards, 1954-1993
  • Series XXIII. Organizational Records, 1947-1990
  • Series XXIV. Photographs, 1970-1989
  • Series XXV. Organizational Records, 1956-1994
  • Series XXVI. Membership and Volunteer Service, 1956-1993
  • Series XXVII. Photographs, 1990-2003
  • Series XXVIII. NCJW Oral History Projects, 1968-2001
  • Series XXIX. Scrapbooks and Posters, 1960-1989

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, 1982

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Revision Description

 Finding aid revised to include new material added. August 2011

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Accruals

Subsequent additions made in 1976, 1984, 1992, 2002, 2005 and 2011.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the National Council of Jewish Women on September 9, 1964.

Processing Information

This guide to the collection was originally prepared by: Ida Selavan in 1982 and was rewritten and revised by Kate Colligan and Betty Berger (NCJW). Revisions occurred to the finding aid as a part of the encoding process in August 2003. Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Julie Aher in August 2003. Wendy Pflug processed the materials added to the collection in June 2001.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of the collection are available electronically at http://digital.library.pitt.edu/n/ncjw/.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Allegheny County Committee on Fair Employment Practices Records, 1945-1954, AIS.1969.11, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

American Service Institute Records, ca.1920-1961, AIS.1963.01, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

Committee on Immigration and Naturalization of Allegheny County Records, 1953-1967, AIS.1968.09, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

Congress of Clubs and Club Women of Western Pennsylvania Records, 1890-1963, AIS.1964.10, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

Health and Welfare Federation of Allegheny County Records, 1943-1950, AIS.1968.14a, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Records, 1937-1953, AIS.1966.08, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

Jewish Community Relations Council Records, 1928-1959, AIS.1965.11, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

Oliver M. Kaufmann Photograph Collection-The History of the Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh, 1912-1969, AIS.1978.12, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System Pittsburgh Conference of Jewish Women's Organizations Records, 1923-1963, AIS.1968.17, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

Rauh Family Papers, AIS.1966.12, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

Lillian A. Friedberg Papers, 1904-1975, AIS.2000.04, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • National Council of Jewish Women. Pittsburgh Section. South Hills Branch.
  • National Council of Jewish Women. Pittsburgh Section.

Genre(s)

  • Interviews
  • Oral histories (Document genres)

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pennsylvania -- Emigration and immigration
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Emigration and immigration
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Social conditions

Subject(s)

  • Ethnic groups
  • Jewish women -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Societies and clubs
  • Jews -- Pennsylvania -- History
  • Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews
  • Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Charities
  • Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- History
  • Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Interviews
  • Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Social conditions
  • Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Societies and clubs
  • Jews -- Social life and customs
  • Oral history
  • Societies
  • Women
  • Women -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Societies and clubs

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Previous Citation

National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section Records, 1894-2011, AIS.1964.40, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section Papers, 1894-2003, AIS.1964.40, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. History, 1894-1983 

Scope and Content Notes

Series I contains historical materials relating to the founding of the NCJW Pittsburgh Section. However, many materials have been lost. The little material that is available includes a condensed history of the Section written by Mrs. Amelia Zugsmith, President of the Pittsburgh Section from 1922-1925 and Council Historian. She prepared the history "from all available sources of information," including records of meetings, newspaper clippings and interviews, and this was updated periodically through 1929. However, the source materials referred to in the history are no longer available, except some early correspondence (1894-1901). A number of other histories were written in the 1940s from Mrs. Zugsmith's summary, but some contain errors. This series also contains materials devoted to the special anniversaries of the Pittsburgh Section, including the 35th, 50th, 75th, 80th, and 90th.

Subseries  1. General 

  BoxFolder
 1894-1922 11-3
  Folder
 1922-1929 4
  Folder
 1944-1955 (includes report by Historian) 5-6
  Folder
 1894-197? 7-8

Subseries  2.  Historic Anniversaries 

  Folder
35th Anniversary, ; 50th Anniversary, 1929 1944-1945 9
  Folder
Correspondence 10
  Folder
Letters from Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry A. Wallace, and U.S. Representative Samuel A. Weiss 11
  Folder
Memorabilia 12
  Folder
60th Anniversary, 1954 13
  Folder
70th Anniversary, 1964 14
  Folder
75th Anniversary; 80th Anniversary; 90th Anniversary, 1968-1969, 1973, 1983 15-16

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Series  II. Charter, By-laws, and Organization, 1894-1974 

Scope and Content Notes

Series II contains organizational records. While there is a constitution for the National Council of Jewish Women, sections are governed by their own by-laws and standing rules. These are frequently revised and this series contains many revisions from 1926 onward. Mrs. Zugsmith's historic survey mentions, "the Pittsburgh Section, NCJW took out a charter and became an incorporated body... in May, 1909." No trace of this charter has been found to date. This series also includes the incorporation papers of 1921.

  Folder
Incorporation Papers (originals held by NCJW), 1921 17
  Folder
By-laws and revisions, 1928-1974 (intermittent) 18-21
  BoxFolder
Standing rules, policies, and procedures, 1894-1971 (intermittent) 21-7
  Folder
Committee on by-laws and rules, 1920-1971 8-13
  Folder
Organizational charts, undated 14

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Series  III. Governing Bodies, 1914-1973 

Scope and Content Notes

Series III contains materials relating to the Board, committees, and projects of the Pittsburgh Section. In its earliest years the Pittsburgh Section was run by just a few women serving as officers. As membership grew and various projects were undertaken, committee and Board members were elected and appointed to fulfill certain governance functions. The oldest and most continuous records available are from the Executive Board (1914-1917, 1925-1973). The formation of an Executive Committee consisted of a President, Vice President, Corresponding, Recording, and Financial Secretaries, Auditor, Historian, and five Members of the Executive Board (1926-1969, 1971). A Steering Committee, which was made up of the Executive Committee plus appointed members, served as an Advisory Committee to the President from 1936-1946. An Advisory Committee, whose minutes date from 1946 was replaced by the Executive Committee in 1964, although references to the Advisory Committee continue to 1971. There are also materials from the Board of Directors, an honorary function for the section from 1950 (1933-1960).

Subseries  1. Executive Board Minutes 

  BoxFolder
 November 1914-February 1917 31
("November 1914-February 1917" online pending)
  Folder
 1925 2
("1925" online pending)
  Folder
 1926 3
("1926" online pending)
  Folder
 1927 4
("1927" online pending)
  Folder
 1928 5
("1928" online pending)
  Folder
 1929 6
("1929" online pending)
  Folder
 1930 7
("1930" online pending)
  Folder
 1931 8
("1931" online pending)
  Folder
 1932 9
("1932" online pending)
  Folder
 1933 10
("1933" online pending)
  Folder
 1934 11
("1934" online pending)
  Folder
 1935 12
("1935" online pending)
  Folder
 1936 13
("1936" online pending)
  Folder
 1937 14
("1937" online pending)
  Folder
 1938 15
("1938" online pending)
  Folder
 1939 16
("1939" online pending)
  Folder
 1940 17
("1940" online pending)
  Folder
 1941 18
("1941" online pending)
  Folder
 1942 19
("1942" online pending)
  Folder
 1943 20
("1943" online pending)
  BoxFolder
 1944 41
("1944" online pending)
  Folder
 1945 2
("1945" online pending)
  Folder
Minutes, 1946-1963 3-20
  BoxFolder
Minutes, 1964-1975 51-12

Subseries  2. Executive Committee 

  BoxFolder
Minutes, 1926-1969 61
  Folder
Correspondence, 1949-1967 2
  Folder
Lists of members, 1946-1971 3

Subseries  3.  Steering Committee 

  Folder
Minutes, 1947-1956 (some undated) 4-6
  Folder
Correspondence, 1948-1952 7
  Folder
Lists of members, 1946-1956 8

Subseries  4.  Advisory Committee 

  Folder
Minutes and recommendations, 1936-1963, 1966-1973 (some undated) 9-14
  Folder
Correspondence, 1958-1963 15
  Folder
Lists of members, 1961-1971 16

Subseries  5.  Board of Directors 

  Folder
Minutes, 1966 17
  Folder
Lists of members, , and correspondence, 1950-1958 1935-1947 18

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Series  IV. Officers, 1894-1978 

Scope and Content Notes

Series IV contains materials for the number of officers that have servied the Pittsburgh Section over the years. During its first year the Pittsburgh Section functioned with four officers, a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. By May of 1895, the job of Secretary was divided into two positions the Recording and Assistant Secretary. In later years other positions were added, including Auditor (1906), a second Vice-President (1908), and a Financial Secretary (1911). Third and fourth Vice-Presidents were added in 1913 and 1918, but it is unclear whether the positions were re-elected.

It is only from the mid 1920s, with the election of Mrs. Lillian Freund as President, that minutes, records and reports were maintained. Reports and minutes from annual meetings, sometimes called "President's Day" or "Volunteer Recognition Day," include the President's report. The President's report can be found in the President Files. Material on both are included in the files. The annual reports were published in the yearbooks, reports missing in this series may be found there.

A separate folder has been assigned to the correspondence and papers of each President even where no papers have yet been located. Folders are arranged chronologically by term of office.

Subseries  1. President Files 

  BoxFolder
Annual Reports (some may contain slides), 1934-1970 71-4
  Folder
Minutes, 1926-1963 5-9
  Folder
Ballots and nominations, 1906-1967 (intermittent) 10
  Folder
Invitations, 1960-1968 11
  Folder
President's Day, 1925-1972 12-20
  BoxFolder
President's Day (continued), 1925-1972 81-4
  Folder
Volunteer Recognition Day, 1958-1975 5-8
  BoxFolder
Correspondence files for each President, 1894-1978 91-29
  Folder
Historic letters to Presidents, 1894-1975 30

Subseries  2. Recording Secretary Files 

  BoxFolder
Reports, 1928-1958 101
  Folder
Correspondence, 1960-1961 2
  Folder
Notarized statement, 1941 3

Subseries  3.  Corresponding Secretary Files 

  Folder
Reports, 1927-1953 (intermittent) 4

Subseries  4.  Financial Secretary Files 

  Folder
Reports, 1946-1973 5-13

Subseries  5. Treasurer Files 

  BoxFolder
Reports, 1927-1970 111-20
  BoxFolder
Reports (continued), 1971-1973 121-2
  Folder
Correspondence, 1945-1960 3
  Folder
Audits, 1941, 1973 4
  Folder
Ledgers, 1959-1964 5-9
  Folder
Employee records, 1954-1964 10-11

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Series  V. Administration, 1921-1977 

Scope and Content Notes

Series V contains materials of the Executive Board. During its first decade of existence the Section administered all activities via the Executive Board. At that time budgets were usually drawn up on an ad hoc basis. However, in its second decade the Pittburgh Section's membership increased, committees proliferated, and the collection of dues and the allocation of funds became more organized. A budget of a few hundred dollars in 1904 had grown to $20,000 by 1915.

By 1921, there were 54 committees and it was decided to divide them among nine departments. The "departments" were renamed "bureaus" and reorganized in the late 1940s. They were renamed "departments" again in the early 1960s. In 1962, the Pittsburgh Section was decentralized into divisions based on place of residence and meeting time (e.g. Evening Division). However, in April of 1970 the divisions were dissolved.

Because of these administrative permutations and combinations, these series are based on function rather than subject. The series contains files and reports relating to finance, membership (including oversized ledgers), policy and personnel, and program, publicity and public relations.

Subseries  1.  Finance Committee 

  Folder
Minutes, 1921-1971 12-19
  Folder
Reports, 1932-1968 (intermittent) 20
  Folder
Lists of members, 1943-1952 21
  Folder
Budgets, 1923-1967 22-29
  Folder
Investments and insurance policies, 1932-1973 30

Membership Committee 

  BoxFolder
Reports, 1933-1972 131-3
  Folder
Minutes, 1930-1962 4-7
  Folder
Correspondence, Membership Vice-President, 1951-1973 8
  Folder
Campaigns, 1943-1960 9-11
  Folder
Report, Membership Review Committee, undated 12
  Folder
Extension, 1945-1961 13
  Folder
Fifty-year membership party, 1959 14
  Folder
Directory of new members, 1922-1937 15
  Folder
Lists of members, 1951-1971 16-23
  Folder
Lists of deceased members, 1953-1967 24
  Volume
Ledgers, 1947-1961 1-6

Policy and Personnel 

  BoxFolder
Reports, 1927-1934 141-2
  Folder
Minutes, 1935-1946 3-4
  Folder
Correspondence, Departmental Committee, 1938 5
  Folder
Minutes, Special Committee on the Office of President, 1949 6
  Folder
Reports, Administration and Finance, 1949-1967 7-9
  Folder
Office Service Committee, 1946-1961 10-12
  Folder
Personnel Committee, 1949-1972 13

Subseries  2.  Program, Publicity, and Public Relations 

  Folder
Reports and correspondence, 1927-1977 14-20
  Folder
Program material, invitations, and newspaper clippings 21-22

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Series  VI. Fundraising, 1927-1979 

Scope and Content Notes

Series VI contains materials for the Pittsburgh Sections fundraising activities. One of the Section's first projects was fundraising. Most early fundraising was ad hoc, to cover the expenses of renting a hall for a lecture, for example. An early campaign raised a little over $1,630 to give to the Pittsburgh and Allegheny Free Kindergarten Association for the establishment of a new kindergarten. The school was named "Columbian Kindergarten" in honor of the Columbian Council. In 1897 the increasing expenditure of funds for philanthropy led the Section to inaugurate other fundraising techniques, including special memberships, personal solicitations, and memorials. In 1909 the Section introduced a Ways and Means Committee whose purpose was fundraising. The committee introduced sponsorship of theatrical events, guest lectures, and souvenir programs, which were very successful. The first supper dance and automobile raffles were introduced in 1917 and balls, fashion shows, dinner dances, and carnivals were popular through the 1930s and 1940s. In the late 1950s extravagant musicals were produced featuring members of the Section. During the 1970s the low key Stay-At-Home Balls replaced the Angel Balls of the 1960s.

However, the Section's most successful, ongoing fundraising has been through their thrift shops. Thrift shops were inaugurated by Mrs. Minnie Kaufmann in 1927. She stated their purpose to be, "to utilize the waste of the Jewish community, to collect, and dispose of rummage." The Service Shop, and later the Council Shop, have been located at various addresses throughout Pittsburgh.

Subseries  1. Ways and Means 

  BoxFolder
Historic letters about Columbian Kindergarten 151-2
  Folder
Committee reports and correspondence, 1950-1973 3
  Folder
Remembrance, anniversary, and memorial fund, 1938-1960 4-5
  Folder
Report, Benefit Ball, 1934-1935 6
  Folder
Carnivals, 1946-1948 7-8
  Folder
Benefit performance "Fun and Funds," 1949 9
  Folder
"The Magic of Fall Fashion," 1950 10
  Folder
Dinner dance and fashion revue, 1951 11
  Folder
"Evening in Paris," 1952 12-14
  Folder
"Americana Dinner Dance," 1953 15-17
  Folder
Sixtieth birthday dinner dance, 1954 18
  Folder
Dessert luncheon fashion show, 1955 19
  Folder
"My Fair Lady," 1956 20-24
  BoxFolder
"The Bells Are Ringing," 1957 161-4
  Folder
"Three to Make Ready," 1958 5-8
  Folder
Talent, Inc. (Sections's "little theatre group") 9-11
  Folder
"Angel Balls," reports, invitations, and newspaper clippings, 1961-1970 12-15
  Folder
"Stay-at-Home Balls," 1968-1979 16
  Folder
Tour programs, 1966-1968 17
  Folder
Lists of fundraising aides and contributors 18
  Folder
Service/Council Shops, 1927-1973 19-25
  Folder
Council Boutique (Anathan House) and "Designer Dress Day," 1970-1973 26-26a

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Series  VII. Education, 1894-1974 

Scope and Content Notes

Series VII consists of records regarding the overall goals of the Pittsburgh Section. When the NCJW was organized at the Columbian Exposition in 1893 four resolutions were passed which served as the basis of its constitution. These resolutions emphasized working in religion, education, and philanthropy, studying Judaism, improving Sabbath schools, and opposing religious persecution. Each local section was given considerable leeway in implementing these goals.

The Pittsburgh Section has worked, sometimes in cooperation with other groups, to encourage Jewish education. Shortly after its founding the Columbian Council organized study circles and the earliest standing committee, the Committee on Religion. The religious education of children, especially the children of immigrants, was the Council's earliest outreach project. In January of 1896 they started a religious school which became the nucleus of the Columbian School and Settlement, later renamed the Irene Kaufmann Settlement. The Settlement separated from the Council in 1900, but the religious school continued under the Council's direction. In 1927 the Sisterhood of Rodef Shalom joined the Pittsburgh Section to form the Southwestern District of Pennsylvania Jewish Religious Schools Committee. This relationship lasted until 1964. For more information on this subject see Mildred W. Kreimer's, "Southwestern District Religious Schools Celebrate Sixtieth Year," Jewish Criterion, September 11, 1953.

Subseries  1. Religious Education 

  BoxFolder
Historic correspondence on religious education, 1894-190(?) 171-2
  Folder
Reports, by-laws, correspondence, members, and schools, Southwestern District of Pennsylvania Jewish Religious Schools Committee, 1927-1964 3-14
  Folder
Religious study programs, 1920s-1958 15-16
  Folder
Contemporary Jewish affairs, 1950-1974 17-19
  Folder
Jewish education in Pittsburgh, 1946-1956 20-22

Subseries  2. English as a Second Language (ESL) 

  BoxFolder
Course Material, 1980-1982 17A1
  Folder
 1989 2
  Folder
Volunteer Registration, 1989-1991 3
  Folder
Volunteer Tutor Training, 1991 4
  Folder
Tutor lists 5
  Folder
Tutor Packets 6
  Folder
Grants, 1990 7
  Folder
Partners in Conversation, 1990-1993 8
  Folder
Public Relations, 1990-1994 9

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Series  VIII. Philanthropic Activities, 1901-1975 

Scope and Content Notes

Series VIII contains materials on the Pittsburgh Sections philanthropic activities. To implement the goal of philanthropy the NCJW Pittsburgh Section involved itself in numerous activities. A Personal Service Committee, formed in 1895 performed traditional acts of charity, including visiting the poor and sick, donating food and clothing, and providing medical care. The Personal Service Committee was disbanded in 1912 with the establishment of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies.

Another early interest of Section's was to aid immigrants, which developed from informal relationships based on involvement in settlement work to a full-fledged department with a professional at its head. The Pittsburgh Section was also interested in working with girls, often immigrants, and helping them to find housing, employment, and recreation. In 1946 the NCJW's Service for Foreign Born merged with the National Refugee Service into the United Service for New Americans (USNA). However, the committees for Service to Foreign Born continued functioning at the section level. In 1954 the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) and the refugee services of the Joint Distribution Committee joined the USNA to form a unified agency, United HIAS Service, Inc. In the Foreign Born subseries there is information on activities relating to the immigration and rescue efforts in Europe, as well as other functions for new citizens.

This series also contains materials relating to the Section's work with the handicapped. Their activities led to the establishment of many programs, such as the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind, the Industrial League (for the sale of items made by handicapped people), and the Bertha F. Rauh Nursery School for the Deaf. Many of the projects initiated by the Section were taken over by other agencies, became independent, or disappeared when the need for them was gone.

  BoxFolder
Rules for the Guidance of Personal Service Workers, 1901 181
  Folder
Report to Immigrant Aid Committee, 1906 2
  Folder
Reports and correspondence, Penal Work Committee, 1920-1921 3
  Folder
Statement, summer camp for working girls, 1921 4
  Folder
Reports, Department of Social Services 1920s-1930s 5
  Folder
Reports, employment, 1933-1935 6
  Folder
Report, Girls Bureau, 1937 7
  Folder
Handicapped, Work for the blind, 1932-1975 8
  Folder
Handicapped, Work for deaf and hard of hearing, 1930s-1962 9
  Folder
Handicapped, Industrial League, 1928-1956 10-13
  Folder
Handicapped, Cerebral Palsy program, 1949-1964 14
  Folder
Handicapped, Committee for the handicapped, 1951-195(?) 15
  Folder
Handicapped, Bertha F. Rauh Nursery School for the Deaf, 1952-1958 16-19
  Folder
Handicapped, Reports, history, and correspondence, Recreation Bureau, 1932-1935 
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Minutes, Grants, Scholarships, and loans to Jewish students, and Student Aid Committee 1949-1965 191-2
  Folder
Treasurer reports, 1949-1965 3-5
  Folder
Correspondence, contributions, and Senatorial scholarships, 1934-1971 6-8
  Folder
Relationship with United Vocational Employment Services/Vocational Rehabilitation Center, 1952-1969 9
  Folder
Student Aid Committee members and recipients, 1929-1959 (some undated) 10-14
  Box
Student Aid recipients, A-K 20
  Box
Student Aid recipients, L-Z 21
  BoxFolder
Council House for working girls, 1923-1932 221-5

Foreign Born Files 

  Folder
Minutes, Committee of Service to Foreign Born, 1939-1946 6-9
  Folder
Reports, 1932-1961 10
  Folder
Committee members and correspondence, 1940-1953 11
  Folder
Relief campaign for Jews in Germany, 1933 12
  Folder
German Jewish Children's Aid Committee, 1934-1936 13-17
  Folder
Rescue Children, Inc., 1946 18
  Folder
Emergency supplies for new Americans, 1949-1950 19
  BoxFolder
Citizen's Committee on Displaced Persons, 1946-1950 231
  Folder
Visiting Committee on Service to Foreign Born, 1948-1954 2-4
  Folder
Immigration and nationality laws, 1952-1953 5-7
  Folder
Committee on Immigration and Naturalization of Allegheny County, 1955-1958 8-9
  Folder
Joint Committee on service to new immigrants, 1955-1958 10
  Folder
United Service for new Americans, 1949-1954 11-15
  Folder
American Service Institute, 1947-1958 16-19
  Folder
Friendship Club, 1950-1964 20
  Folder
Russian Resettlement Party, 1957 21
  Folder
Country Club luncheon and Invisible Port and Dock luncheon, 1940-1941 22-23

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Series  IX. Community and Overseas Services, 1927-1980 

Scope and Content Notes

Series IX contains materials of the Pittsburgh Section's work with community and overseas projects. From the mid-1940s on the Pittsburgh Section's philanthropic activities changed in accordance with changing conditions. While continuing its services to the foreign born, the section developed new programs of outreach for the aged, hospitalized veterans, mentally ill, and children in need. Files concerning legislation for the aged includes correspondence from U.S. Senator Joseph Clark, State Senator Michael O'Pake, Louis H. Rosenthal Memorial Institute "Our Senior Citizens-The Legislative Road to Dignity," and a tape recording from the institute located in Box 55. Additional correspondence includes letters from local clergymen, agency executives, U.S. Representatives Elmer J. Holland and William S. Moorhead, U.S. Senators Hugh Scott and Joseph S. Clark, and County Commissioner William D. McClelland.

The Pittsburgh Section also participated in NCJW programs overseas, including Ship-A-Box, which sent educational and play materials for kindergartens abroad. They also created fellowships for students abroad and initiated the Hebrew University High School project. Locally, the Council innovated the Share-A-Toy program with hospitals in Israel.

In the Services for the Aged subseries there is information on a number of activities and projects, including Anathan House, Central Bureau on the Care of the Aged (CBCA), and various senior citizen programs. The bulk of the records in the subseries are from 1941-1980, and contain reports, publications, planning and architect records, history and surveys. The subseries on Work with Children and Youth has information on pre-school health programs, the Headstart program, children's enrichment programs, and Delinquent Children and Adoptive and Foster Care Procedures.

Subseries  1. Services for the Aged 

  BoxFolder
Community Service Bureau Department, 1952-1980 241-3
  Folder
Central Bureau on the Care of the Aged (CBCA), 1941-1953 4-6
  Folder
Reports, Social Committee for the Aged in the Community, 1949-1951 (some undated) 7
  Folder
Plans for cooperative programs for the aged, 1949-1951 (some undated) 8
  Folder
City-wide aged recreational project, 1952-1960 9-10
  Folder
Camping for older people, 1951-1953 (some undated) 11
  Folder
Statistical surveys of aged, 1941-1961 (intermittent) 12
  Folder
Legislation for the aged, reports, position papers, and correspondence, 1961-1975 13-16
  Folder
County and State committees on aging, 1953-1975 17
  Folder
White House conferences on aging, 1961-1962 18
  Folder
Have a Heart for the Aged (legislation for medical care insurance) 19
  Folder
Friendly Visitors and Meals on Wheels, 1958-1975 20
  Folder
Transportation for elderly (with Pioneer Women), 1973-1975 21
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Senior Citizens Service Corps, 1966-1976 (intermittent) 251
  Folder
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), 1974 2
  Folder
Services for elderly, East End, 1974 3
  Folder
Senior Citizens Month, 1966-1969 (intermittent) 4
  Folder
Problems of aged, programs, and publications, 1944-1972 (intermittent) 5-7
  Folder
Council Lounge for the elderly, 1949-1963 8-22
  BoxFolder
Anathan House, 1962-1976 261-16a

Subseries  2. Work with Children and Youth Files 

  BoxFolder
Child Study Committee report, Campaign for a Child Welfare Service reports and correspondence, 1927-1928; 1961-1963 271
  Folder
Delinquent children reports, correspondence, and publications, 1954-1975 2-4
  Folder
Squirrel Hill Youth Council, 1947 5
  Folder
Allegheny County Conference on Family Life, 1949-1952 6
  Folder
Essay contest for college seniors, 1952-1953 7
  Folder
Infant and Pre-School Health Section, Department of Public Health, Arsenal Public Health Center, and Volunteer Project, 1951-1958 8-12
  Folder
White House conferences on children and youth, 1960 and 1970 13
  Folder
Children's Cultural Enrichment Program reports, correspondence, and newspaper clippings, 1963-1966 14-15
  Folder
Headstart Day Care Committee reports, proposals, volunteer information, and correspondence, 1967-1976 16-20
  Folder
Adoptive and foster care procedures, Allegheny County, 1969-1970 21-22
  BoxFolder
Tutorial Project, jointly with Bethesda United Presbyterian Church and Community Center of Homewood, UJF, JCC, Brashear Association, 1968-1975 28a1-2
  Folder
Community Committee on School Dropout and Youth Employment and Committee on Employment Impact, 1960-1968 3-7
  BoxFolder
Lifestyle Program publications and Learning Disabilities Project, 1961-1975 28b8-10
  Folder
Creative Dramatics/Mental Health Teacher Assistant Program, 1970-1976 11-14
  Folder
Emotionally ill children, with Poale Zedeck School and Technoma Workshop 1961-196(?) 15
  Folder
Public Schools and Citizen's Commission, correspondence, 1952-1976 16-20
  Folder
Third Annual Louis H. Rosenthal Memorial Institute, "Bills, Budgets and Bonuses for our Schools," March 1, 1963 21
  Folder
Project Forward 22
  Folder
Subject files, abortion, adoption, child abuse, and international child of the year 23-26

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Series  X. Health and Welfare Services, 1946-1973 

Scope and Content Notes

Series X consists of materials of the Pittsburgh Section's activities with health and welfare services. The Pittsburgh Section is noted for introducing the visiting nurse to Pittsburgh. In addition, the section has often worked in association with other organizations in providing volunteers for health and welfare programs. The subseries on Health Services contains a history, correspondence, minutes, reports, members from the Health and Welfare Federation of Allegheny County, and other organization materials for the period 1946 to 1973. In the subseries Mental Health Programs there is information on the history, minutes, reports, financial records, program services, and information regarding Council House social rehabilitation for mental patients (under community auspices from 1967) for the period 1957 to 1973.

Subseries  1. Health Services 

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Health and Welfare Federation of Allegheny County, 1946-1973 291-10
  Folder
Citizens Association for Health and Welfare, 1949-1958 11
  Folder
National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Inc. and Polio Vaccination Program, 1951-1957 12
  Folder
USO volunteers, 1956-1957 13
  Folder
Veterans Administration Voluntary Service (VAVS), 1950-1957 14-24

Subseries  2. Mental Health Programs 

  BoxFolder
Mental Hygiene Committee/Mental Health Committee, 195(?)-1962 (intermittent) 301
  Folder
Mental Health Conference, correspondence and agendas, 1956-1957 2-3
  Folder
Mental Health Public Hearings, Pennsylvania Department of Welfare, 1956 4
  Folder
Academy of Religion and Mental Health, 1969 5
  Folder
Citizens Liaison Committee on mental health, 1971 6
  Folder
Mental Health Publications by NCJW, Pennsylvania and Department, HEW, U.S. 7-8
  Folder
Council House social rehabilitation for mental patients, 1957-1973 9-21
  Folder
Diagnostic and counseling services for the mentally handicapped 22

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Series  XI. Political Action, 1929-1979 

Scope and Content Notes

Series XI contains records on the Pittsburgh Section's political activities. The Pittsburgh Section was involved in political action for many decades. Some activities were short lived, such as Liberation Day and Pennsylvania Week, but other activities have gone on for years, such as the section's involvement in the Human Relations Commission between 1952 and 1973. The Council involves itself in political action on the local, state, national and international levels, with particular interest in Jewish affairs.

This series contains information on the Department of Public Affairs Files (previously the Department of Education, the Bureau of Education, the Bureau of Education and Social Action, and the National and International Affairs), Fair Employment Practice Commission (FEPC), Fair Housing Practices Committee (FHPC), Club Women of Western Pennsylvania, Human Relations Commission, and civil rights. Of importance to the civil rights subseries is the information regarding Marjorie H. Watson and her work with the Allegheny County Council on Civil Rights.

Subseries  1. Department of Public Affairs 

  BoxFolder
Reports and correspondence, 1927-1979 311-5
  Folder
Committee on Classes and Discussion Groups and Committee on State Affairs 6-7
  Folder
Legislative Club 8
  Folder
The Banner, 1952-1954 9
  Folder
Washington Institute on Public Affairs, 1958-1978 10
  Folder
Second Louis H. Rosenthal Legislative Institute, "Tools for Understanding the News," March 27, 1962 11
  Folder
Political questionnaires, Congressional candidates, state candidates, and Senator Clark, 1950-1968 12-15
  Folder
Pennsylvania State Tax Reform, 1970 16a
  Folder
Clean Air Committee, 1969 16b
  Folder
Anti-Ballistic Missile, 1969 16c
  Folder
Call for Action, 1970 16d
  Folder
Education Committee, 1969-1977 16e
  Folder
Bicentennial convocation on religious liberty, 1975-1977 16f
  Folder
Welfare rights, 1969 16g
  Folder
American Foundation for Political Education, 1958 17
  Folder
Association of Community Councils of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, 1947 18
  Folder
Civic Club of Allegheny County, 1954-1959 19
  Folder
Civil Defense reports, correspondence, and publications, 1950-1957 20-22

Subseries  2. Civil Rights 

  BoxFolder
Allegheny County Council on Civil Rights, 1948-1958, 1968 321-9
  Folder
Fair Employment Practice Commission (FEPC), 1948-1956 10-15
  Folder
Fair Housing Practices Committee (FHPC), 1953-1974 16-22
  BoxFolder
Pennsylvania Equal Rights Council, 1958 331
  Folder
Miscellaneous material on civil rights, 1963-1967 2
  Folder
Congress of Clubs and Club Women of Western Pennsylvania, 1947-1958 3-9

Subseries  3.  Federation of Women's Clubs 

  Folder
Allegheny County Federation of Women's Clubs, 1948-1958 10-17
  Folder
Pennsylvania Federation of Women's Clubs, 1947-1958 18-19
  BoxFolder
Household Employment Committee, 1965-1967 341
  Folder
Human Needs Coalition, 1973-1974 2

Subseries  4.  Human Relations Commission 

  Folder
Human Relations Commission, 1957-1973 3-4
  Folder
Human Service Board of Allegheny County, 1974 5
  Folder
League of Women Voters, 1956-1969 6
  Folder
Liberation Day (contains proclamation signed by Mayor David Lawrence), May 5, 1950 7
  Folder
National Achievement clubs, 1950-1956 8
  Folder
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1949-1974 (intermittent) 9
  Folder
National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1948-1958 10-11
  Folder
National Conference of Social Work, 1938-1947 12-13
  Folder
Pennsylvania Tax Reform study group, 1970 14
  Folder
Women's Advisory Committee, Pennsylvania Week, 1947-1951 15-16
  Folder
Pittsburgh Coalition on National Priorities and Military Policy, 1969-1970 17
  Folder
Pittsburgh Council on Intercultural Education, 1949-1957 18-19
  Folder
Pittsburgh Council for International Visitors report, June 11, 1962 20
  BoxFolder
Police Community Relations Project, 1972-1974 351-2
  Folder
Public Assistance study group, 1968-1969 3
  Folder
Urban League, 1953-1966 4
  Folder
WQED, 1954-1957 5
  Folder
Women in Community Service Corporation (WICS), 1964-1971 6-12
  Folder
Women in the Urban Crisis of Western Pennsylvania (see also FHPC files), 1967-1975 13-17
  Folder
Pennsylvania Program for Women and Girl Offenders, Inc., job opportunities section, and Concentrated Employment Program (CEP) 18

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Series  XII. Jewish Affiliations, 1928-1975 

Scope and Content Notes

Series XII contains materials for the Pittsburgh Section's Jewish affiliations. The NCJW Pittsburgh Section has been involved in many local, national, and international Jewish affairs. They have also founded institutions (Columbia School-IKS), participated in the founding of others (Conference of Jewish Women's Organizations), and have provided support for many more.

The Jewish Organizations subseries contains information on the Community Relations Committee, at one time the Joint Public Relations Committee; the Jewish Public Relations Council; the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC); the Irene Kaufmann Settlement; the United Jewish Fund; and the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies. For more information on the JCRC the researcher should refer to the Papers of Lillian A. Friedberg (ais 2000:04)on deposit with the Archives Service Center. Friedberg served as Executive Director of the JCRC from 1943 to 1965.

Also in this series are materials regarding the Expanded Overseas Program, the Israel Education Project, Seymour Fox Operation, Soviet Jewry programs, workshops and training, Community Leadership Training Program (CLTP), and information on the Evening and South Hills Branches.

Subseries  1. Affiliations 

  Folder
American Jewish Committee, 1956 19
  BoxFolder
American Jewish Conference, 1943-1947 361-3
  Folder
American Jewish Congress, 1934-1946 4-7
  Folder
B'nai Brith, 1934-1955 8
  Folder
Irene Kaufmann Settlement (IKS), 1948-1958 9-14
  Folder
Community Relations Committee, 1943-1973 15-23
  BoxFolder
Jewish Family and Children's Services, 1954-1963 371
  Folder
Jewish Social Service Bureau, 1938-1947 2-5
  Folder
National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, 1959 6
  Folder
Pittsburgh Conference of Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations, 1942-1946 7-11
  Folder
United Jewish Federation (UJF), 1940-1958 12-15
  Folder
Combined Young Men and Women's Hebrew Association and Irene Kaufmann Center Senior Citizens Clubs publications, "News and Views," April-May, 1970 16
  Folder
Young Men and Women's Hebrew Association, 1943-1957 17-22

Subseries  2. Expanded Overseas Program 

  BoxFolder
Committee reports and memos, 1946-1971 381
  Folder
Books for Israel project, 1953 2
  Folder
Council Homes in Athens and Paris, 1946-1950 3
  Folder
Israel bonds, 1952-1975 4
  Folder
Israel education project, 1946-1971 5-9a
  Folder
Jewish National Funds Certificate #D17327, undated 10
  Folder
Scholarships for overseas students, 1947-196(?) 11-12
  Folder
Share-A-Toy project, 1972-1973 13
  Folder
Ship-A-Box project, 1949-1971 14-16
  Folder
Soviet Jewry programs, 1964-1975 17-22
  BoxFolder
United Nations Association of Pittsburgh, 1945-1958 391-6
  Folder
United Nations General Assembly reports of NCJW accredited observer, 1948-1949 7-8
  Folder
United Nations Institutes (annual Eleanor Roosevelt UN Institutes) reports, 1961, 1963-1964 1968 9
  Folder
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNNRA), 1944 10
  Folder
Women's Action Committee for Lasting Peace, 1946-1950 11-15
  Folder
World Affairs Forums, Foreign Policy Association, 1953-1969 16
  Folder
World Affairs Forums, Foreign Policy Association, and Pittsburgh membership directory, 1946 17
  Folder
Israeli Friendship Committee 18

Subseries  3. Workshops and Training Institutes 

  BoxFolder
Post Board Institute, 1948 401
  Folder
Workshop with Mrs. Robison, Executive Board workshop with Mrs. Cahn, April 1950 2-3
  Folder
Training institute with Mrs. H. L. Levin, April 1951 4
  Folder
Group discussion technique, 1952 5
  Folder
Work conference in group leadership, 1956 6
  Folder
Workshop with Mrs. Hymes, November 1956 7
  Folder
Volunteer Training Institute, 1956-1959 8-11
  Folder
Board workshop with Mrs. Kreger, December 9, 1959 12
  Folder
Community Leadership Training Program (CLTP), 1958-1962 13-20
  Folder
Training consultations, 1966-1967 21
  Folder
Institute on Volunteer Training (held jointly with LHAS), 1966-1967 22
  Folder
Training institute for Chairmen, June 1971 23
  Folder
Workshops on teenage behavior, 1954, 1956, 1967, 1971 24
  Folder
Management by Objective workshop, June 10, 1974 25
  Folder
Planning Today for Impact Tomorrow Board workshop, May 1975 26

Subseries  4. Self-studies, Questionnaires, and Evaluations 

  BoxFolder
Survey of Social Service Department, Pittsburgh section, ; Survey of sewing groups and the need of such groups, February 1932 1932? 411
  Folder
Survey of the Pittsburgh section of NCJW, 1943? 2
  Folder
Survey of Council affiliations, 1944 3
  Folder
Survey of report on the NCJW by Sidney Hook, 1 volume (printed in, Strictly Confidential, Not for Publication) (Limited Access) 1946, 4
  Folder
Reevaluation of present structure of NCJW Pittsburgh section, 1950 5
  Folder
Self-evaluation, reports, correspondence, questionnaires, and membership information forms, anonymous, 1952 6-9
  Folder
Questionnaires and analysis on section response and use of material provided by NCJW, 1954 10
  Folder
Completed questionnaires 11
  Folder
Annual questionnaire, completed questionnaires, and correspondence, 1956 12-13
  Folder
Interim report of the Special Committee to evaluate the structure of the Pittsburgh section, February 28, 1956 14
  Folder
Special committee to study the role of NCJW in the general and Jewish community, summary of trends, October 2, 1956 15
  Folder
Koffee Klass questionnaire, September 1958 16
  Folder
Questionnaire on civil rights, January 9, 1964 17
  Folder
Questionnaires on community service, and January 24, 1968, December 16, 1968 18
  Folder
Evaluation and Survey Committee report, April 11, 1968 19
  Folder
Questionnaire for section Board on issue of Vietnam, May 4, 1968 20

Subseries  5. Councilette and Teenage Branch 

  BoxFolder
By-laws, rules, policies, and procedures, , 1957-1961 undated 421
  Folder
Reports, 1954-1958, 1960-1961 2
  Folder
Treasurer's reports, 1948-1955 3
  Folder
Correspondence, 1950-1969 4-7
  Folder
Programs and invitations (most undated) 8
  Folder
List of officers and members 9
  Folder
Councilette questionnaires 10
  Folder
"The Councilette Advisor" by Mrs. Lewis Gordon, May 3, 1948 11
  Folder
Counciletter, 1953-1959, undated 12-13
  Folder
Councilette publications, 1944-1963 14

Subseries  6. Juniors and Women, Ages 18-21 

  Folder
By-laws, Junior Branch, and Junior Division, undated 15
  Folder
Reports, 1928, 1947-1948, 1950-1956, undated 16-17
  Folder
Financial reports, 1949-1954 18-19
  Folder
Board meeting minutes, 1947-1951 20-21
  Folder
Correspondence, 1938-1962 22-23
  BoxFolder
Programs, 1948-1960, undated 431
  Folder
List of officers and members 2
  Folder
Junior questionnaire, 1952 3
  Folder
The Torch, 1950-1959 4
  Folder
National News, "Inside Junior Council," January 1951; April 1951 5
  Folder
Junior Councilette Merger, 1946-1952 6-9

Evening Branch/Division 

  Folder
Policies and by-laws, A Guide for Branches 10
  Folder
Minutes, 1945-1972 11-17
  Folder
Reports, 1945-1971 18-20
  Folder
Financial Reports, 1949-1953, 1967-1969 21
  BoxFolder
Correspondence, 1946-1965 441
  Folder
Programs, invitations, and cards 2
  Folder
Lists of officers and members 3
  Folder
Questionnaire 4
  Folder
"Evening News" Issue I, September 1970, 5
  Folder
South Hills Branch By-laws; revisions, Rules of Procedure, job definition of a President, 1962; 1971; 1961 6
  Folder
Reports, 1955-1971 7
  Folder
Correspondence, 1950-1963 8
  Folder
Programs, invitations, and cards 9
  Folder
Lists of officers and members 10
  Folder
Questionnaires 11
  Folder
South Hills Notes, intermittent 12-14
  Folder
By-laws, revisions, Rules for Procedure for sections with divisions of the NCJW, 1958-1966 15
  Folder
Organizational structure, plans, proposals, and charts, 1943-1960 16-17
  Folder
Divisional plan recommendations and reports, 1960, 1962, 1964 18
  Folder
Correspondence, 1961-1967, 1969 19
  Folder
President's Council, 1963-1967 20
  Folder
Meetings and workshops, 1962-1963 21
  Folder
Membership count and dues sheet, 1964 22
  BoxFolder
Evening Division, 1962-1974, undated 451
  Folder
Division Five ("Points East Post"), minutes, reports, and programs, 1962-1970 2-4
  Folder
Division Six (Squirrel Hill West), reports, programs, and lists of officers and members, 1965-1968 5-7
  Folder
Division Seven 8
  Folder
Division Eight (Squirrel Hill East), reports, programs, lists of officers and members, and newsletter, 1963-1968 9-12
  Folder
Triangle Division, reports, programs, lists of officers, and newsletter, 1964-1970 13-16

Subseries  7. Publications 

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Columbian Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh and Allegheny section, 1904-1906 461
  Folder
Council of Jewish Women, Greater Pittsburgh section, 1906-1908 2-3
  Folder
Council of Jewish Women, Greater Pittsburgh section, 1924-1928 4
  Folder
Council of Jewish Women, Greater Pittsburgh Section, 1920-1921 5
  Folder
NCJW Pittsburgh Section (combined with Monthly Bulletin), 1924-1960 6-8

Subseries  8. Volumes 

  BoxFolder
Volumes 5-15, November 1927-June 1937 471
  Folder
Volumes 16-18, January 1938-September 1939 2
  Folder
Volumes 27-33, January 1946-June 1952 3
  Folder
Volumes 34-35, November 1952-May 1956 4
  Folder
Volumes 36-37, December 1954-May 1956 5
  Folder
Volumes 38-42, October 1956-October 1961 6

Subseries  9. Council News 

  Folder
Volumes 1-3, December 1961-June 1965 7
  Folder
Volumes 3-5, October 1965-June 1967 8
  Folder
Volumes 6-8, October 1967-June 1970 9
  Folder
Volumes 9-10, September 1970-July 1972 10
  Folder
Volume 11, #1-#9, September 1972-June 1973 11
  Folder
Volume 12, #1-#7 (Volume 12 #1 should be volume 13), September 1973-May 1975 12-13
  Folder
Volume 13, #1 ; Volume 14, #8, March 1976 May 1977 14
  Folder
Volume 15, #1, ;Volume 16, #2-8, September 1977 June 1977 15
  Folder
Volume 17, #1, ; Volume 17, #7, September-October 1979 June 1980 16
  Folder
Volume 18, #1-#18, September 1980-June 1981 17
  Folder
Volume 19, #1, ; Volume 20, September 1981 June 1983 18
  Folder
What's Happenin', Summer 1977, Summer 1978 19

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Series  XIII. Affiliation Networks, 1896-1979 

Scope and Content Notes

Series XIII: The NCJW Pittsburgh Section is part of a number of affiliated networks, including the Pennsylvania State Conference (sometimes called Pennsylvania Regional), the Central District, and the National Council. This series contains information on Central District Conferences, Pennsylvania State Conferences, NCJW, and the International Council of Jewish Women. Also included are materials on the NCJW Oral History Project, including awards, certificates, photographs, and "Bridges to History", a 26 minute film written and produced in 1980 by Marcia Frumerman and Gene Dickman to explain the NCJW Pittsburgh section Oral History Project.

Subseries  1. Pennsylvania State Conferences 

  BoxFolder
By-laws and amendments, 1927-1965 481-2
  Folder
Officers, 1947-1965 3
  Folder
Pittsburgh regional conferences, 1939-1947 4-5
  Folder
State conferences, Pittsburgh, 1947-1954 6-13
  Folder
Pennsylvania regional conferences, 1955-1966 14-20

Subseries  2. Central District Conferences 

  BoxFolder
Guidelines for implementation of Council's district organization, March 1969 491
  Folder
Conventions, Akron, 1968-1978 2-5a

Subseries  3. National Council of Jewish Women 

  Folder
By-laws, amendments, and resolutions, 1920-1979 6-17
  Folder
Committee on By-laws and Rules reports and correspondence, 1945-1968 18
  Folder
Guide to Action and Study of Resolutions, 1953-1957 19-20
  BoxFolder
Correspondence, National section, 1931-1974 501-17
  BoxFolder
Proceedings from first convention, and New Orleans, 1896, 1935 511
  Folder
Pittsburgh, 1938 2
  Folder
New York City, 1940 3
  Folder
Dallas, 1946 4
  Folder
Baltimore, 1949 5
  Folder
Cleveland, 1953 6-16
  Folder
New Orleans, 1954-1955 17-21
  Folder
Washington, D.C., 1957 22
  BoxFolder
Los Angeles, 1958-1959 521-5
  Folder
Pittsburgh, 1958-1961 6-8
  Folder
Minneapolis, 1963 9
  Folder
New York City, 1962-1965 10-15
  Folder
Atlanta, 1967 16
  Folder
Chicago, 1969 17
  Folder
Miami, 1973 18
  Folder
New York, 1977 18b
  Folder
Dallas, 1979 18c
  Folder
Miscellaneous, discharge of employees, and union problems, 1947 19
  BoxFolder
Activity Cues, 1958-1971 531-2
  Folder
Aids for Council leadership, 1953-1958 3-5
  Folder
"The Ballad of Carrie, the Constant Woman," 1959 6
  Folder
Budget materials 7
  Folder
Catalogues of NCJW materials, 1968, 1977-1978 8
  Folder
Community services projects, Community services manual, 1953; 1957 9
  Folder
Contemporary Jewish Affairs, 194? 10
  Folder
Council publicity guides, 1939-1968 11-11a
  Folder
Good Council Neighbors, Outreach Services for the Older Adults, 1971 12
  Folder
Council Programs for the Jewish Holidays, 1958 13
  Folder
Democracy is You: Due It Now 14
  Folder
Election kit, 1968 15
  Folder
Service to Foreign Born Materials 16
  Folder
A Half Century of Social Action: How to Publish a Telephone Directory and  Have you met the Woman of the Year?, 1971 17
  Folder
Membership materials, 1945-1971 18-19
  Folder
News releases, 1955-1956 20
  BoxFolder
Council in the News and  Across the Nation, 1960-1962 541
  Folder
News for Publicity Chairman, 1966-1973 2
  Folder
Overseas programs 3
  Folder
PR: The Larger View 4
  Folder
Pre-school materials 5
  Folder
Public Affairs, January 1954-April 1956 6
  Folder
Rehabilitation for Living, 1962 7
  Folder
School for Community Action V, 1969 8-9
  Folder
Social Legislation: Social Welfare 10
  Folder
Thrift Shop Ideas 11
  Folder
Ways and Means, miscellaneous, 1955-1968 12-13
  Folder
Council Leader, Council News, and Council Platform, (intermittent) 1958-1971 14-16
  Folder
The Council Woman, 1946-1966 17-18
  Folder
The Lifeline, 1950 19
  BoxFolder
NCJW Journal,  Newsletter,  Spotlight,  Washington Newsletter, (intermittent) 1935-1979 551-8

Subseries  4. International Council of Jewish Women 

  Folder
International Council of Jewish Women 8a-9
  Folder
Publications and procedures of other NCJW branches, 1947-1958 10-11
  Folder
Yearbook, Montreal, ; Philadelphia, 1952, 1909-1910 12-13
  Folder
Awards and certificates, 1946-1966 14
  Folder
Awards correspondence, 1946-1972 15
  Folder
Photographs 16-22b
  Folder
Miscellaneous membership lists, and souvenir program, 1910 23-25

Subseries  5. Oral History Project 

  Folder
Oral History Project, "Bridges to History" and tape recording 1-2
  BoxFolder
Type-high cuts (7 assorted sizes) 561
  BoxFolder
Type-high cuts/half tone (41 assorted sizes) 571
  BoxFolder
Photocopies of scrapbook clippings, 1952-1958 581-2
  BoxFolder
 1924-1926 591
  Folder
 1928 2
  Folder
 1929-1930 3
  Folder
 1931-1932 4
  Folder
 1932-1933 5
  Folder
 1936-1938 6
  Folder
 1939-1943 7
  Folder
 1943-1944 8
  Folder
 1945-1947 9
  Folder
 1946 10
  Folder
 1956-1957 11
  Folder
Early history, assembled in 1975 12

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Series  XIV. Photographs, Scrapbooks, and Record Books, 1960-1973 

Scope and Content Notes

Series XIV contains photographs, scrapbooks, and record books for a number of the Pittsburgh Section's activities for the period 1960 to 1973. The Angel Ball, sometimes called the Angel Ball Cotillion, is the bulk of the photographs for this series. Although there is a volume "Friends of Anathan House," this is simply a list of contributors to Anathan House at their dedication in 1963 - there are no photographs in this volume. The researcher should also be aware that Box 60 also contains slides and negatives for the same years.

  BoxVolume
Slides of Council Care I and II and Children's Waiting Room, 601
  Volume
Negatives of By Myself I'm A Book and reception for book, 1972 2
  Volume
Angel Ball, March 25, 1967 3
  Volume
Angel Ball Cotillion, 1964 4
  Volume
Angel Ball Cotillion, 1960-1963 5
  Volume
Angel Ball, 1969 6
  Volume
Angel Ball, May 11, 1968 7
  Volume
Friends of Anathan House, 1963 8
  BoxVolume
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1950-1951 611
  Volume
Anathan House activities, 1970-1973 2
  Volume
Angel Ball, 1970 3
  Volume
"Energy and NCJW," slide and matching cassette description of NCJW Pittsburgh Section 4
  Volumes
Record book of membership and contributors, 1947-1956 5-10

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Series  XV. Publications and Organizational Records, 1959-1987 

Scope and Content Notes

Series XV contains publications and organizational records for the NCJW Pittsburgh Section. Of interest in this series is a catalog listing English language books relating to Judaism, including author, title, publisher, and number of pages. However, this catalog was completed in 1974, so titles published after this date are not included in their list. The organizational records contain various materials including meeting minutes and national by-laws, policies, and procedures.

  BoxVolume
Field Research Kit for Mothers in the Workplace, 1986 621
  Volume
37th National Convention for Women in Power, March 19-22, 1987 2
  Volume
The Jewish Family: Evolution or Revolution, 1982 3
  Volume
Working Papers on Long-term Care, October 1981 3
  Volume
Research Institute for Innovation in Education, Report on Research and Activities, No. 8, 1985-1987 4
  Volume
Data Report to the Police-Community Relations Project, September 1972 - July 1973 5
  Volume
Friends Indeed, Volunteer Resource Manual, October 1987 6
  Volume
English Language Titles of Judaica, August 1974 7
  Folder
Lifestyle Project, 1975-1978 1-2
  Folder
Board meeting agendas, September 10, 1974 - April 6, 1976 3
  Folder
Correspondence from National, 1966-1970 4
  Folder
Meeting minutes, June 12, 1974 - March 14, 1978 5-7
  Folder
National by-laws, policies, and procedures, 1959-1977 8
  Folder
Shop-CETA City Grant, 1978-1981 9
  Folder
Shop-CETA County #1, 1977-1979 10
  Folder
Shop employees and work records, 1978-1981 11
  Folder
Shop-CETA County #3, 1980-1981 12
  Folder
Washington Institute, February 16-18, 1970 13

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Series  XVI. Subject Files, 1943-1995 

Scope and Content Notes

Series XVI contains files for a range of subjects. Because these boxes were added to the collection later than 1964, many of the subjects in this series also have materials located throughout the collection. All files are alphabetically arranged. Material added in 2011 can be found under the section "New Material Added."

  BoxFolder
Abortion Rights (Pro Choice), 1980-1989 631
  Folder
Adult Day Care, Council Care Project 1980-1983 2
  Folder
Anathan House, 1964-1988 3-4
  Folder
Annual Meeting minutes, 1966 5
  Folder
Annual Meeting minutes, 1980 6
  Folder
Annual Meeting minutes, 1981 7
  Folder
Annual Meeting minutes, 1982 8
  Folder
Annual Meeting minutes, 1983 9
  Folder
Annual Meeting minutes, 1984 10
  Folder
Annual Meeting minutes, 1985 11
  Folder
Annual Meeting minutes, 1986 12
  Folder
Annual National Support, 1986 13
  Folder
Annual Support Campaign, 1985-1986 14
  Folder
Annual Support, 1990 15
  Folder
Area 12 Institute, 1969, 1972-1973, 1977-1982 16-17
  Folder
Banners, 1990 18
  Folder
Board minutes, 1975-1985 19
  Folder
Board training, 1980-1987 20
  Folder
Breast cancer awareness, 1995 21
  Folder
"Bridges to History," 1981 22
  Folder
Budget, 1983-1984 23
  Folder
Central District Convention, 1978 24
  Folder
Central District Convention, 1980 25
  Folder
Central District Convention, 1982 26
  Folder
Central District Convention, 1984 27
  Folder
Central District Conference, 1986 28
  Folder
Central District Conference, 1987 29
  Folder
Central District Conference, 1988 30-31
  Folder
Central District Conference, 1991 22
  Folder
Central District newsletter, 1969-1986 (intermittent) 33
  Folder
Central District questionnaire, 1984-1991 34
  Folder
Central District Representative, 1973-1989 35
  Folder
Central District skit, 1984 36
  Folder
Central District training, 1989 37
  Folder
Challenge, 1988-1993 38
  Folder
Children's Waiting Room, 1990-1995 39
  Folder
Civil Rights Restoration Act, 1985 40
  Folder
Community Newsdate, 1986-1992 41
  Folder
Council Care, 1983 42
  BoxFolder
Council Care, 1984-1985 641
  Folder
Council Care, 1986-1988 2
  Folder
Council Care, 1989-1990 3
  Folder
Council Care, 1993-1995 4
  Folder
Council Care, Volunteer training, 1993 5
  Folder
Council Care, Management, 1993-1994 6
  Folder
Council Care, Alzheimer unit, 1982, 1985-1986 7
  Folder
Council Care, Insurance, 1983-1991 8
  Folder
Council Care, Lawsuits, 1983 9
  Folder
Council Care, Minutes, 1983-1992 10
  Folder
Council Care, Press releases, 1982-1983 11
  Folder
Council Woman, June 1964 - July/August 1979 12-13
  Folder
Designer Dress Days, 1986 14
  Folder
Designer Dress Days, 1987 15
  Folder
Designer Dress Days, 1988 16
  Folder
Designer Dress Days, 1989 17-18
  Folder
Designer Dress Days, 1990 19
  Folder
Designer Dress Days, 1991 20
  Folder
Designer Dress Days, Newspaper clippings, 1983-1984 20
  Folder
Designer Dress Days, Publicity, 1991 21
  Folder
Designer Dress Days, Public relations, 1991 22
  Folder
Designer Dress Days, Chairs, 1992 23
  Folder
Designer Dress Days, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1992 24
  Folder
Designer Dress Days, Merchandise/warehouse, 1992 25
  Folder
Designer Dress Days, Money, 1992 26
  Folder
Designer Dress Days, Public relations, 1992 27
  Folder
Designer Dress Days, Staffing and volunteers, 1992 28
  Folder
Enriched Housing Project, 1993 29
  Folder
Evaluation of NCJW/JCC merger of Program for Elderly, 1978 30
  Folder
Friends Indeed, 1977-1985 31
  BoxFolder
Friends Indeed (continued), 1977-1985 651
  Folder
Future planning, 1987 2
  Folder
General public relations, 1984-1991 3
  Folder
Industrial League 1943 4
  Folder
Logos 5
  Folder
Mitzvah Corps, 1994-1995 6
  Folder
"My Voice Was Heard" (oral history), 1981 7
  Folder
NCJW, Central District Convention, 1984 8
  Folder
NCJW, Department of Publicity and Public Relations, 1980-1989 9
  Folder
NCJW, Education, Social Action, and Service, 10
  Folder
NCJW, Joint Program Institute 1981-1984 11
  Folder
NCJW, Overall, 1990 12
  Folder
NCJW, Research Institute, 1971-1974 13
  Folder
NCJW, 75th Anniversary, 1968 14
  Folder
New Members luncheon, 1990-1991 15
  Folder
Newletter, 1984-1989 (intermittent) 16
  Folder
90th Birthday Party, 1984 17
  Folder
95th Birthday Party planning meeting, 1988 18
  Folder
Oral history (general information), 1981-1994 19
  Folder
Press clippings, 1984-1985, 1997 20-21
  Folder
Programs, 1986 22
  Folder
Public Relations to National, 1986-1987 23
  Folder
Programs, 1986 22
  Folder
Puppet show, 1983-1984 23
  Folder
Race for the Cure, 1992-1995 24
  Folder
Russian Resettlement, 1990-1991 25
  Folder
Services to the Elderly Committee, 1991-1995 26
  Folder
Service to the Foreign Born, 1934, 1974, 1979, 1982 27
  Folder
Ship-a-Box, 1976-1979 28
  Folder
Single Women in Midlife (SWIM), 1978-1987 29-30
  Folder
Stay-at-Home Ball, 1970 31
  Folder
Stay-at-Home Ball, 1979-1980 32
  Folder
Stay-at-Home Ball, 1980-1981 33
  Folder
Stay-at-Home Ball, 1981-1982 34
  Folder
Stay-at-Home Ball, 1982-1983 35
  Folder
Stay-at-Home Ball, 1984-1985 36-37
  Folder
Stay-at-Home Ball, 1985-1986 38
  Folder
Stay-at-Home Ball, 1986-1987 39
  Folder
Stay-at-Home Ball, 1987 40
  Folder
Stay-at-Home Ball, 1988 41
  Folder
Stay-at-Home Ball, 1990 42
  Folder
Survey evaluations, 1978-1980 43
  Folder
Survey and Evaluations Committee, 1991 44
  Folder
Task Force Volunteerism, 1987 45
  Folder
Thrift Shop, 1990-1991 46
  Folder
Tours, 1980 47
  Folder
Vice-President's Annual Report, 1995 48
  Folder
Vice-President's training, June 18, 1991 49
  Folder
Volunteer Recognition, 1960-1987 50
  Folder
White House Conference on Aging, 1981 51
  Folder
White House Conference on Families, 1980 52
  Folder
Woman's Center and Shelter (Debra House), 1994-1995 53

New Material Added, 2011 

  BoxFolder
"Everybody has a Story," Program from NCJW Pittsburgh Annual Meeting, 2007 1141

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Series  XVII. Organizational Records, 1934-1989 

Scope and Content Notes

Series XVII contains the Pittsburgh Section's administrative committees and activities, workshops, projects, and community and political involvement. This series primarily consists of materials dated from 1970 to 1997, however there are some records dating from the 1930s to the 1960s. Because these boxes were added to the collection later than 1964, many of the subjects in this series also have materials throughout the collection. All files are alphabetically arranged.

  BoxFolder
Abuse of Elderly, 1980 661
  Folder
Adolescent Pregnancy Watch, 1985 2
  Folder
Aging Council, 1960-1991 3
  Folder
Allegheny County Council on Civil Rights, 1965-1984 4
  Folder
American Jewish Committee, 1978-1989 5
  Folder
Anathan House and Dedication, 1963-1988 6-7
  Folder
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brith, 1983-1985 8
  Folder
Board Training and Workshops, 1959-1989 9-11
  Folder
Center for Research in Education of the Disadvantaged, 1971 12
  Folder
Child Care Community Services, 1972-1973 13
  Folder
Children and youth programs, 1980-1988 14
  Folder
Children's Council of Western Pennsylvania, 1985-1989 15
  Folder
Children's Waiting Room at Family Court Project, 1979-1989 16-18
  Folder
Civil Rights Council of Allegheny County 19
  Folder
Commission for Women, 1980-1989 20
  Folder
Community services, correspondence and questionnaires, 1978-1992 21-22
  Folder
Constitutional rights, 1976-1986 23
  Folder
Council News, 1975-1976 24
  Folder
Day care and Day Care Research Project, 1973-1987 25-26
  Folder
Dress Designer Days, 1979-1989 27-34
  Folder
Domestic violence, 1989-1991 35
  Folder
Education desegregation, 1976-1980 36
  Folder
Energy Task Force, 1980 37
  Folder
Equal Rights Amendment, 1978-1992 38
  Folder
Extraordinary Tutoring Project 39
  Folder
Fair Housing, 1979-1980 40
  Folder
Generations Together, 1982 41
  Folder
Gun control, 1968-1969 42
  Folder
Hands Across America, 1986 43
  Folder
Home Instruction Program for Pre-School Youngsters (HIPPY), 1986-1989 44-45
  Folder
Israel Affairs, Israel Day Parade, 1980-1989 46
  Folder
Israel Heritage Room, 1982-1987 47
  Folder
Jewish Community Center, 1983-1988 48
  Folder
Joint Program meetings, 1981-1987 49
  Folder
Joint Program, United Jewish Federation, 1989 50
  Folder
Justice for Children, 1972-1979 51-52
  Folder
KKK County Committee, 1979-1981 53
  BoxFolder
Ladies Hospital Aid Society, 1988-1989 671
  Folder
Leadership development, 1976-1987 2
  Folder
"My Voice Was Heard," copyright registration form, 1981 3
  Folder
National Affairs, 1979 4
  Folder
Newsletters, 1982-1985 5
  Folder
Newspaper clippings, miscellaneous, 1983-1984 6
  Folder
Oral History Project 7-14
  Folder
Parenting Conference, 1980 15
  Folder
Pay Equity Conference, 1987-1989 16
  Folder
Pennsylvania Association for Volunteerism, 1987-1988 17
  Folder
Pittsburgh Coalition to Prevent Nuclear War, 1983-1986 18
  Folder
Pittsburgh Conference on Soviet Jewry, 1980-1988 19
  Folder
Police Banner Project, 1986-1988 20
  Folder
Pro-Choice position statement, 1989 21
  Folder
Program Department and study group, 1981-1984 22
  Folder
Public Affairs Department, 1974-1991 23-34
  Folder
Quota Notes, 1957-1958 35
  Folder
Renaissance Center, 1969-1988 36
  Folder
Research Institute for Innovation in Education, 1975-1989 37
  Folder
Russian Resettlement, 1934-1980 38-42
  Folder
Service to the Aged, 1961 43
  Folder
Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition, 1973-1989 44
  Folder
South Hills Branch newsletter, 1989-1990 45
  Folder
Soviet Jews, Women's Plea, 1988-1989 46
  Folder
Stay-at-Home Ball, 1983-1990 47-49
  Folder
Survey an Evaluation Committee, 1967-1988 50
  Folder
Single Women in Midlife (SWIM), 1987-1991 51
  Folder
Task Force on Volunteerism, 1987 52
  Folder
Thrift Shop Program, 1978-1989 53
  Folder
Volunteer Department, 1979-1990 54-56
  Folder
Western Pennsylvania Auxiliary for Exceptional People, 1975-1984 57
  Folder
Women's Center, 1989 58
  Folder
Women in Community Service (WICS), 1975-1989 59-60
  Folder
Women in organizations, 1978-1987 61
  Folder
Women in Renaissance II, 1983-1987 62

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Series  XVIII. Council Journals, 1949-1954 

Scope and Content Notes

Series XVIII contains the two logbooks from the Council Lounge for Older People dating from 1949-1954. Each logbook includes daily and weekly narrative entries documenting various Council Lounge administrative activities and projects.

  BoxVolume
Logbook, 1949-1954 681-2

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Series  XIX. Publications and Papers, 1967-1976 

Scope and Content Notes

Series XIX contains two copies of a 1967 NCJW publication, Where There's A Woman by Bernice Graziani. The book is a 75-year narrative and pictorial history of NCJW. Also included in this series is the dissertation by Ida Cohen Selavan, "The Columbian Council of Pittsburgh, 1894-1909: A Case Study of Adult Immigrant Education." Authored by Selavan in 1976, this paper was submitted to the Graduate Faculty in the School of Education in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy degree. The paper focuses on the NCJW Pittsburgh Section's development and activities concerning education and immigration between 1894 and 1909.

  Volume
Where There's A Woman, 1967 3-4
  Volume
"The Columbian Council of Pittsburgh, 1894-1909: A Case Study of Adult Immigrant Education," 1976 5

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Series  XX. Scrapbooks, 1944-1990 

Scope and Content Notes

Series XX consists of a total of 15 scrapbooks. Eight of the scrapbooks document various organizational activities and events of the NCJW Pittsburgh Section and two are dedicated to the South Hills Branch. Most of the scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, however some contain bulletins, letters, and photographs.

  Volume
Publicity, miscellaneous, 1944-1961 6-7
  BoxVolume
Stay at Home Ball 691
  Volume
Anathan House, 1950-1960 2
  Volume
Designer Dress Days, 1976-1980 3-6
  BoxVolume
NCJW, 1980-1983 701-3
  Volume
South Hills Branch, 1971-1990 4-5

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Series  XXI. Photographs and Slides, 1933-1990 

Scope and Content Notes

Series XXI consists of various photographs of NCJW Pittsburgh Section members, activities, programs, parties, and local and national conferences and meetings. The photographs date from 1933 through the 1990s, however the bulk of the photographs are from the 1970s to the 1990s. Their primary focus is on activities related to the Organizational Records Series (Series XVII). All photographs are placed in alphabetical order according to subject.

  BoxFolder
Adult Program, 1980s 711
  Folder
Anathan House, 1970-1990 2
  Folder
Angel Ball, 1968 3
  Folder
Annual Meeting, 1979-1992 4
  Folder
Bethesda Tutorial Program, 1971 5
  Folder
Birthday party, Dorothy Blumenthal, 1965 6
  Folder
Board Dinner, 1990 7
  Folder
Board Meeting, training, 1974-1990 8
  Folder
"Bridges to History," early 20th Century 9
  Folder
By-laws Committee, 1970s 10
  Folder
By Myself I'm A Book party, 1972 11
  Folder
Buildings, early 20th Century 12
  Folder
Bus tours, 1977-1984 13
  Folder
Cancer Dressing Program, 1970s 14
  Folder
Chanukah Party, 1977-1978 15
  Folder
Child care, 1990s 16
  Folder
Children's Waiting Room, 1980-1990 17
  Folder
Community services, 1981 18
  Folder
Congressional, 1970s 19
  Folder
Creative Drama Program, 1971-1972 20
  Folder
Council Care (some slides), 1980-1990s 21
  Folder
County Commissioners, 1970s 22
  Folder
Council Committees, meetings, and miscellaneous, 1970s 23
  Folder
"Day in the Life of Israel," 1990s 24
  Folder
Designer Dress Days, 1970s-1990s 25-27
  Folder
Domestic violence, 1990s 28
  Folder
Employee party, 1990s 29
  Folder
Fashion show, 1990s 30
  Folder
Friends Indeed, 1970s-1980s 31
  Folder
George Gershwin with Pittsburgh Symphony Board members, 1933 32
  Folder
Governor Dick Thornburgh, 1986 33
  Folder
HIPPY Project, 1970s-1980s 34
  Folder
Israel Day Parade, 1970s 35
  Folder
Joint Program meetings, 1980s 36
  Folder
Juvenile Court Council, 1970s 37
  Folder
Leadership development, 1990s 38
  Folder
Lifestyle Project, 1970s 39
  Folder
Luncheons, miscellaneous, 1980s 40
  Folder
Members, miscellaneous, 1980s-1990s 41-43
  Folder
Membership Committee, 1970s-1990s 44
  Folder
Membership party, 1977 45
  Folder
National Convention meetings, 1970s 46
  Folder
Newsletter, 1990s 47
  Folder
Ninety-fifth birthday party, 1989 48
  Folder
Norman Buffet, miscellaneous, 1970s 49
  Folder
Oral history, 1970s 50
  BoxFolder
Parties, miscellaneous, 1970s 721
  Folder
Past Presidents, 1990-1991 2
  Folder
Planning Committee, 1980s 3
  Folder
Politics, local, 1970s 4
  Folder
Portraits, NCJW members, 1980s-1990s 5
  Folder
Presentations, 1972-1973 6
  Folder
President's Luncheon, 1988-1989 7
  Folder
Pro-Choice Program, 1989 8
  Folder
Program meetings, 1970s-1990s 9
  Folder
Research Institute for Innovation in Education, 1970s 10
  Folder
Russian parties, 1970s-1990s 11
  Folder
Russian Resettlement, 1970s-1990s 12
  Folder
Senior Adults, 1980s 13
  Folder
Ship-A-Box Program, 1970s 14
  Folder
South Hills Branch members, 1980s 15
  Folder
Speaker programs, miscellaneous, 1980s 16
  Folder
Staff members 17
  Folder
Stay-At-Home Ball, 1970s 18
  Folder
Stay-At-Home Ball, 1984 19
  Folder
Student Committee, 1970s 20
  Folder
Study Group, 1970s 21
  Folder
Summit Conference, 1971 22
  Folder
SWIM Program, 1970s 23
  Folder
Tennis Fundraiser, 1990s 24
  Folder
Thrift Store Program, 1970s 25
  Folder
Training, 1977 26
  Folder
Tree of Life meeting, 1975-1976 27
  Folder
Volunteer of the Year, slides, 1985 28
  Folder
Volunteer Project, 1987-1988 29-31
  Folder
Volunteer Leadership course, 1990 32
  Folder
Washington, D.C. with Senator Arlen Spector, 1970s 33
  Folder
Washington Institute, slides, 1986 34
  Folder
White House reception, 1970 35
  Folder
Young Associates, 1989 36

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Series  XXII. Awards, 1954-1993 

Scope and Content Notes

Series XXII consists of various local and national awards and plaques given to NCJW Pittsburgh Section and individual members. Of importance are awards given to the Pittsburgh Section by the Governor of Pennsylvania and Mayor of Pittsburgh.

  Folder
Anathan House Anniversary, letter of recognition by Solomon B. Freehof, 1983 37
  Folder
Benjamin Rush Award, 1960 38
  Folder
Commission for Women Commendation, Allegheny County, 1993 39
  Folder
Community Human Services Award, 1971-1979 40
  Folder
Day of the Working Parent Commendation, City of Pittsburgh, 1993 41
  Folder
Jewish War Veterans Award, Post #49, 1964 42
  BoxFolder
National Approval Award, Learning Disabilities Project, 1968 731
  Folder
National Approval Award, Library Service at the Jewish Historical Society, 1971 2
  Folder
National Council of Jewish Women Week, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1975 3
  Folder
National Council of Jewish Women Week, City of Pittsburgh, 1989 4
  Folders
NCJW Annual Support Award, 1983, 1989 5-6
  Folder
NCJW Membership Award, National Convention, 1974-1975 7
  Folder
Proclamation, Mayor Lawrence of Pittsburgh, 1954 8
  Folder
Washington Institute Award, 1992 9

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Series  XXIII. Organizational Records, 1947-1990 

Scope and Content Notes

Series XXIII consists of the Pittsburgh Section's organizational records. The bulk of the records are from 1970 to 1990. Again, since this is a later addition many of the materials in this series can be found throughout the collection.

  BoxFolder
Ad Hoc Committee to Study District and Areas, 1981 741
  Folder
Anathan House, Beginnings 2
  Folder
Anathan House, Y-IRC Committee, 1973-1976 3
  Folder
Anathan House, Y-IKC Committee merger, January 1, 1974 4
  Folder
Anathan House, Original renovations, 1963 5
  Folder
Anathan House, 20th Anniversary of Anathan House/10th Anniversary of NCJW/JCC merger of Senior Adult Programs, September 25, 1983 6
  Folder
ANS, 1970-1980 7
  Folder
Dorothy Blumenthal 8
  Folder
Buncher family 9
  Folder
Business and Professional Group 10
  Folder
Central District, By-laws 11
  Folder
Central District, Newsletter, 1980 12
  Folder
Central District, Minutes, 1978-1980 13
  Folder
Central District, Miscellaneous, 1980-1990 14
  Folder
City Block Grant, 1992 15
  Folder
College Age Group Program, 1968-1969, 1975 16
  Folder
Council Care, General, 1984-1995 17-20
  Folder
Council Care, Agreements, 1982-1993 21
  Folder
Council Care, Community Workshop, April 1991 22
  Folder
Council Care, Fundraiser, 1993-1994 23
  Folder
Council Care, Management and minutes, 1992 24
  Folder
Council Care, Public relations, 1987-1994 25
  Folder
Council Care, Range Planning Committee, 1991-1994 26
  Folder
Council Care, St. Clair, 1987-1994 27-28
  Folder
Councilettes 29
  Folder
Evening Division, 1960-1980 30
  Folder
Juniors, 1947-1949 31
  Folder
Junior Volunteer Corps 32
  Folder
Life memberships, 1970-1980 33
  Folder
Male memberships 15/15, 1986 34
  Folder
Membership recognition for 50-year members, 1977 35
  Folder
Membership recruitment, 1981-1988 36
  Folder
Paid-up membership meetings, 1978-1988 37-40
  Folder
Program Department, study groups and workshops, 1976-1979 41
  Folder
Program meetings, 1979-1988 42-46
  Folder
Program meetings, Wolf Blitzer, September 24, 1981 47
  Folder
Program meetings, David Cohen, September 14, 1989 48
  Folder
Program meetings, Leslie Gelb, September 30, 1982 49
  Folder
Program meetings, Jeff Greenfield, September 23, 1980 50
  Folder
Program meetings, John Simon 51
  Folder
Program meetings, Madame Wellington, January 20, 1981 52
  Folder
Program meetings, Intermarriage, March 5, 1981 53
  Folder
Program meetings, The Jews in America, 1989 54
  Folder
Reproductive Freedoms, Pittsburgh Jewish Organizations/DC rally, 1989 55
  Folder
Senior Council, 1989 56
  Folder
South Hills Branch, 1975-1992 57-59
  BoxFolder
South Hills Branch-Speeches, installations, and acceptances, 1977-1979 751
  Folder
South Hills Branch-Vice President's Personal Personnel Handbook, 1980, 1988 2
  Folder
Speeches 3
  Folder
State Office of Volunteers, 1977-1979 4
  Folder
Volunteer training, LHA, 1967 5
  Folder
Young Associates, 1983-1984 6

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Series  XXIV. Photographs, 1970-1989 

Scope and Content Notes

Series XXIV contains photographs of various NCJW Pittsburgh Section and South Hills Branch activities, members, and programs. On photographs where the exact date is not known a general date is given, such as "1970s." Also, names of those pictured can be found on the back of the photographs.

  Folder
Council Care, 1970s 7
  Folder
Eleanor Saroker and Harriet Braum, 1970s 8
  Folder
General, 1970-1978 9-10
  Folder
Miscellaneous, 1970s 11
  Folder
Designer Dress Days, 1972 12
  Folder
Designer Dress Days and PCIV Coffee, 1977-1978 13
  Folder
Designer Dress Days, 1982 14
  Folder
Hunt 85th birthday party, January 1979 15
  Folder
Annual meeting, 1980 16
  Folder
United Nations Meeting, October 25, 1983 17
  Folder
Ladies Hospital Aid, 1983 18
  Folder
Stay-At-Home Sale, 1983 19
  Folder
Stay-At-Home Ball, 1983 20
  Folder
20th Anniversary of Anathan House/10th Anniversary of NCJW/JCC merger of Senior Adult Programs, September 1983 21
  Folder
General, 1983-1984 22-26
  Folder
Fran Lebowitz Meeting, 1984 27
  Folder
Family Court Waiting Room, 1985 28
  Folder
Puppet Show, 1985 29
  BoxFolder
Council Care II, 1986 761-2
  Folder
Family Court Waiting Room and Senior Adult Lunches, December 1986 3
  Folder
Family Court Waiting Room, January 1, 1985 4
  Folder
Annual Meeting, 1986 5-6
  Folder
Designer Dress Days, 1986 7
  Folder
National Conference, March 20-24, 1985 8
  Folder
JPI, Washington, D.C., 1985 9
  Folder
Friends Indeed, 1986 10
  Folder
Sally Jesse Raphael, 1986 11
  Folder
Council Care, December 1986 12
  Folder
SWIM, December 1986 13
  Folder
Miscellaneous, 1987-1988 14-15
  Folder
Washington Institute, 1987 16
  Folder
Council Care I, II, and III, 1987 17
  Folder
S.H. Valento Recognition, 1987 18
  Folder
Fox Chapel Yacht Club Workshop, May 1987 19
  Folder
Nora Ephron, 1987 20
  Folder
Regina Stern, January 1987 21
  Folder
Designer Dress Days Warehouse Opening, 1987 22
  Folder
Stay-At-Home Ball Kick-off Luncheon, January 1987 23
  Folder
Stay-At-Home Ball, 1987 24
  Folder
Central District, 1987 25
  Folder
Oral History, 1987 26
  Folder
HIPPY, 1987 27
  Folder
Annual Meeting, 1987 28
  Folder
Ship-A-Box, 1987 29
  Folder
Designer Dress Days, 1987 30
  Folder
Washington Institute, 1987 31
  Folder
Central District, Omaha, 1988 32
  Folder
Opening Program Meeting, September 30, 1988 33
  Folder
Engineering Leadership, 1988 34
  Folder
Annual Meeting, 1988 35
  Folder
Council Care 36-37
  Folder
Miscellaneous 38-45

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Series  XXV. Organizational Records, 1956-1994 

Scope and Content Notes

Series XXV contain organizational records of the NCJW Pittsburgh Section added in 1998. Much like the other series that contain organizational records, these materials relate to the Pittsburgh Section's activities and programs. There are some photographs contained in this series. Folders with photographs in them are labeled.

  BoxFolder
News releases, 1956 771
  Folder
The Council Lounge, 1956, 1961-1962 2-3
  Folder
Yearbook, 1958-1959 4
  Folder
Angel Ball Publicity, 1957-1958 5-6
  Folder
The Bulletin, Volume 40, Number 4, May 26, 1959 7
  Folder
Council Woman, 1952-1955 (intermittent) 8
  Folder
"Years of Progress" 9
  Folder
Public relations, 1962 10
  Folder
"67 Years Young," 1961 11
  Folder
Lillian A. Friedberg radio broadcast, 1962 12
  Folder
Gertrude Roth biography 13
  Folder
Joel Greenwald biography 14
  Folder
Mrs. Ronald Goldsmith biography 15
  Folder
Council Thrift Shop, fashions by Saks Fifth Avenue, 1961 16
  Folder
Luncheon and Fashion Show, 1961-1962 17
  Folder
Newspaper clippings, 1963 18
  Folder
Stay-At-Home Ball (photographs), 1973 19
  Folder
Designer Dress Days, 1974 20
  Folder
Miscellaneous photographs, 1970s 21-22
  Folder
Council Boutique, 1970 23
  Folder
Awards, 1980s 24-25
  Folder
Soviet Jewry Plea (photographs), 1975 26
  Folder
Newsletter 27
  Folder
Self-development Series 28
  Folder
Hebrew University High School Project 29
  Folder
Research Institute for Innovation in Education at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, August 5, 1982 30
  Folder
National Committee on Public Relations 31
  Folder
National Nominating Committee 32
  Folder
3rd Summit Conference in Israel, November 1978 33
  Folder
National public relations releases, 1984-1994 34-35
  Folder
Audio-visual material 36
 1. "The Power of Excellence" (VHS tape) 
 2. "Community Perspectives" (audio cassette), October 12, 1975 
 3. "The 1,000 Hour Day" (35 mm film) 
  BoxFolder
National Correspondence, 1980-1992 781
  Folder
National Affairs Community Services Committee Newsletter (NACS), 1979-1988 2
  Folder
NCJW by-laws, 1982-1992 3
  Folder
NCJW National Board, 1987-1990 4
  Folder
NCJW National Board, Pittsburgh Section, 1967-1990 5
  Folder
Action Alerts, 1975-1992 6
  Folder
Large/Large President's meetings, 1979-1993 7
  Folder
Large/Large President's meetings, 1991-1992 8
  Folder
National Nominating Committee, 1988-1992 9
  Folder
NCJW Centers for Women and Children, 1984-1992 10
  Folder
National Membership Marketing Project, 1991 11
  Folder
National Section Fundraising Committee, 1983-1988 12
  Folder
Executive Directors report, 1982, 1984 13
  Folder
National Field Service Committee Member's Kit, 1981-1983 14
  Folder
Headquarters funding, 1988 15
  Folder
International Council of Jewish Women, 1972-1987 16
  Folder
Like Size Section Commission, 1991-1992 17
  Folder
Staff meetings, 1991 18
  Folder
NCJW United Nations report, 1992 19
  Folder
Letters from National President, Joan Bronk, 1990-1992 20
  Folder
National Section services, 1992-1993 21
  Folder
National structure changes, 1990 22
  Folder
Women's Center, 1989, 1992 23
  Folder
Work/Family Project, 1992 24
  Folder
NCJW Public Affairs Manual, 1989-1990 25
  Folder
Action Update, 1991-1992 26
  Folder
Anti-Semitism, 1990, 1992 27
  Folder
Domestic violence hotline, 1990 28
  Folder
Environment and Energy, 1978, 1992 29
  Folder
Family and Medical Leave Bill, 1990-1991 30
  Folder
Shirley Lavine Memorial Lecture Series, 1988-1994 31
  Folder
Ilene Cohen Leefer, 1991-1992 32
  Folder
UJF, NCJW, Hadassah Legal Issues for Women, 1992 33
  Folder
Pay equity, 1990 34
  Folder
Israel affairs, 1991-1992 35
  Folder
Enriched Housing for Seniors, 1993 36
  Folder
Task Force Care for the Elderly, 1990-1992 37
  Folder
Task Force Residential Care for the Elderly, 1990-1993 38
  Folder
Ship-A-Box, 1981-1993 39
  Folder
Task Force on Aging, 1991 40
  Folder
Survey and evaluation, 1990-1991 41-42
  Folder
Young Associates, 1984-1999 43
  Folder
New American Resettlement Referral Line, 1990-1991 44
  Folder
Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA), 1993 45
  Folder
Council Care Adult Day Care Program financial statements, 1991 46
  Folder
Juvenile Justice Award (includes photographs), 1990 47
  Folder
Women's History Month award, 1993 48
  Folder
Community services, 1991-1992 49
  Folder
Anathan House maintenance, 1994 50
  Folder
Children's Waiting Room, 1990-1993 51
  Folder
Joint Program with UJF, LHAS, and Hadassah, 1993 52
  BoxFolder
Anathan House Cultural Center, 1990 791
  Folder
Anathan House Personnel, 1990 2
  Folder
Open Meeting, 1991 3
  Folder
Joint Program Meeting, 1990 4
  Folder
LHAS/NCJW Joint Meeting, 1990-1992 5-7
  Folder
Annual Meeting (including photographs), 1993 8
  Folder
Council Care Adult Day Care Final Report, 1987 9
  Folder
Patient Advocacy for Pregnant Teens (PAPTE), 1992 10
  Folder
New American Women's Group (includes photographs), 1991 11
  Folder
New Americans, 1993 12
  Folder
New Project Development, 1993 13
  Folder
Council Care, St. Clair Hospital, 1990-1992 14
  Folder
Children's Waiting Rooms (includes photographs), 1990-1993 15
  Folder
Children's Waiting Rooms, Law Division, 1993 16
  Folder
Open Meeting, 1992-1993 17-18
  Folder
Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania, 1978-1986 19
  Folder
Leadership Development Course, 1990 20
  Folder
Personnel Practices, 1978-1991 21
  Folder
Revised by-laws, 1980-1990 22
  Folder
Annual Meeting, 1982 23
  Folder
Leadership Development Course evaluations, 1990 24
  Folder
Policies and procedures, 1981-1992 25
  Folder
Strategic Planning II, 1994-1995 26
  Folder
Long Range Planning Committee, 1980-1991 27
  Folder
Council Care survey and evaluations, 1990 28
  Folder
Survey and evaluation, 1990-1992 29
  Folder
Volunteerism Task Force, Long Range Planning, 1986-1987 30
  Folder
Fair Labor Standards Act, 1981, 1990, 1996 31
  Folder
Personnel policies and procedures, 1994, 1996 32
  Folder
Pittsburgh Foundation, 1984-1988 33
  Folder
Board training, 1993 34
  Folder
Board minutes, 1993 35
  Folder
Executive Committee, 1989-1994 36
  Folder
Board resignations, 1987, 1988, 1992 37
  Folder
Board lists, 1964-1965, 1984-1986 38
  Folder
Board training, 1993-1994 39
  Folder
Yeshiva Schools correspondence, 1989 40
  Folder
Nominating Committee, 1989-1993 41
  Folder
Russian wedding speeches, 1990-1992 42
  Folder
Vice Presidents meetings, 1990-1992 43
  Folder
Merrille Weissman, miscellaneous, 1991-1993 44
  BoxFolder
Merrille Weissman, minutes and agendas, 1990-1993 801-2
  Folder
Merrille Weissman, Board letters, 1990-1993 3
  Folder
HIPPY, 1990-1992, 1994-1995 4-5
  Folder
Council Care, 1983-1991 6
  Folder
Community Service information, 1991-1992 7
  Folder
Council Care, Lone Ranger, 1991-1992 8
  Folder
Ship-A-Box to Israel, 1988-1990 9
  Folder
Ship-A-Box, 1990-1992 10
  Folder
Oral History Project, 1991-1992 11
  Folder
Childcare, 1991-1992 12
  Folder
Student aid, 1990-1991 13
  Folder
Single Women in Midlife (SWIM), 1979-1990 14
  Folder
Russian Resettlement, 1981-1992 15
  Folder
Directory of Services and Facilities in the Jewish Community 16
  Folder
Career Development Center 17
  Folder
Russian Resettlement, Evaluations, 1989-1990 18
  Folder
Russian Resettlement, Arlene Shapiro, 1990 19
  Folder
Soviet Refugees Resettled in Pittsburgh, 1992-1993 20
  Folder
Resettlement Professionals, 1990 21-22
  Folder
Russian Resettlement, Recruitment General 23
  Folder
Russian Mentors, 1990-1993 24-27
  Folder
Russian Resettlement, Mentor Family Program, 1990-1992 28-31
  Folder
The Challenge, 1991-1992 32
  Folder
Pro-Choice abortion, 1989-1993 33
  Folder
Pro-Choice, 1990 34
  Folder
Pro-Choice Bus March, Washington, D.C, 1989-1992 35
  Folder
Pro-Choice Bus March, Harrisburg, PA, 1989 36
  Folder
Anathan House-Community Gardens, 1988 37
  Folder
Pittsburgh Coordinating Committee of Jewish Organizations for Reproductive Freedom, 1990 38
  Folder
Nuclear Issue-Alliance for our Common Future, 1990 39
  Folder
Social Action, 1991-1993 40
  Folder
Pennsylvania State Public Affairs, 1990-1992 41
  Folder
Women's Health Issues, 1991-1992 42
  Folder
Women in Community Service (WICS), 1990 43
  Folder
Women's Resource Center proposal, 1990 44
  Folder
Women's Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh, 1990 45
  Folder
Soviet Jewry, 1977-1987 46

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Series  XXVI. Membership and Volunteer Service, 1956-1993 

Scope and Content Notes

Series XVII includes many files pertaining to Council Care and other volunteer service programs, the Scholarship and Student Aid Committee, events held for new members, and recruitment and fundraising campaigns. Some minutes from meetings of the Executive Board, Advisory Committee, and the general membership are also found in this series. Several of the subjects in this series can also be found throughout the collection.

  BoxFolder
NCJW Mentor Family Program, 1992-1993 811
  Folder
Council Care 2
  Folder
Friends Indeed 3
  Folder
New Americans Project 4
  Folder
Roy Hunt Foundation 5
  Folder
Speeches 6
  Folder
General Information 7
  Folder
Scholarship and Student Aid Committee Minutes and Reports, 1968-1987 8
  Folder
Evelyn Glauser Bernstein Grant 9
  Folder
Comensky Scholarship 10
  Folder
Minutes: Executive Board, Advisory Committee, General Membership, 1956-1959 11
  Folder
Minutes: Executive Board, 1964-1965 12
  Folder
Minutes: Advisory Committee, Agendas: Executive Board, 1960-1961 13
  Folder
"Fellows": Council Exchange Students 14
  Folder
Head Start Program 15
  Folder
Student Aid 16
  Folder
Ship-A-Box, 1966-1974 17
  Folder
Department of Education and Political Action, 1962 18
  Folder
Arsenal Volunteer Service 19
  Folder
Community Welfare Legislation Committee, 1955-1959 20
  Folder
"Council Gaieties", Peabody High School 21
  Folder
Various Programs, Pamphlets, and Reports 22
  Folder
Service to Foreign Born 23
  Folder
Tutorial Program, U.P. Bethesda Community Center 24
  Folder
Learning Disabilities 25
  Folder
Public Affairs: Workshops 26
  Folder
National and International Affairs 27
  Folder
Lifestyle 28
  Folder
Model Cities 29
  Folder
Public Welfare Program/Welfare Reform 30
  Folder
Israel: Projects 31
  Folder
US Policy in Middle East 32
  Folder
Pa. Human Relations Commission 33
  Folder
Tax Reform 34
  Folder
Pittsburgh Public School Reorganization 35
  Folder
Public Affairs 36
  Folder
School Lunch 37
  Folder
National Standards on Women's Rights Groups 38
  Folder
Local Affairs 39
  Folder
Membership Retention, 1990-1993 40
  Folder
Membership Recruitment, 1990s 41
  Folder
New Member Dinner, March 30, 1992 42
  Folder
New Members' Luncheon, February 22, 1990, March 13, 1991 43
  Folder
New Members' Telethon, October 12, 1989 44
  Folder
New Members' Functions, 1979-1983, 1987-1988 45
  Folder
Volunteerism 46
  Folder
Telethons, 1988-1989 47
  Folder
Spa Trip, November 4, 1991 48
  Folder
South Hills, 1992 49
  Folder
Per Capita Forms, 1975-1990 (intermittent) 50
  Folder
Membership Questionnaire, August 1990 51
  Folder
Stay-At-Home Ball, 1991-1993 52-53
  Folder
Anathan House Rental Policy 54
  Folder
Video 55
  Folder
Anathan House Personal Care Home Proposal 56
  Folder
Life Membership Events, 1980, 1982, 1985 57
  Folder
Volunteer Information for Chatham Advisory, 1977-1978 58
  BoxFolder
Membership Blitz, 1988, 1991-1993 821-2
  Folder
Life Membership Event, 1991-1992 3
  Folder
Getting to Know You Committee, 1993 4
  Folder
Volunteerism, 1974-1978 5
  Folder
Membership Events, 1990-1991 6
  Folder
Membership Department Reports, 1985-1993 7
  Folder
Volunteering, 1992-1993 8
  Folder
Pittsburgh Foundation Grant Requests, 1987-1988 9
  Folder
Adult Day Care Plan, 1987 10
  Folder
Council Care/St. Clair Hospital, 1987 11
  Folder
Council Care: Award Application, 1986-1987 12
  Folder
Council Care Advocacy 13
  Folder
Council Care Publicity 14
  Folder
Council Care Training (Gene Dickman, Management Board Chair), 1988-1989 15
  Folder
Council Care PR 16
  Folder
Council Care Clippings 17
  Folder
Council Care II Evaluation Report, December 1987 18
  Folder
Summary Report: Affective Disorders in Memory Impaired Adults Attending Day Care, 1988 19
  Folder
Council Care Centers: Volunteer Recognition, Grand Openings 20
  Folder
Personnel Practices and Search Committee 21
  Folder
Council Care Research Projects 22
  Folder
Council Care, South Hills 23
  Folder
Fitness Day, May 14, 1990 24
  Folder
Fox Chapel Outreach, November 29, 1989 25
  Folder
Directory, 1990-1993 26
  Folder
Student Aid Committee, 1957-1969, 1976-1984 27-28
  Volume
Scrapbooks, 1961-1983 1-3
  Oversize
Posters and signs 1

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Series  XXVII. Photographs, 1990-2003 

Scope and Content Notes

Photographs in this series show organizational activities, including the Angel Ball, a Soviet wedding, and golf outings. Names of those pictured can be found on the back of the photographs. They are arranged chronologically within each activity.

  BoxFolder
RFTC Award 831
  Folder
Centennial 2
  Folder
 April 5, 1992 3
  Folder
Centennial Display Board, Photos Not Used 4
  Folder
Council Care, 1993 5
  Folder
Membership Blitz, 1991-1996 6-11
  Folder
Golf, 1990, 1996-2001 12-18
  Folder
Silent Witness, 1997, 2003 19-20
  Folder
Washington Institute 21
  Folder
Young Women: Center for Creative Play, Derby Night, 2003 22
  Folder
Young Women: Beading at Lynne Garfunkel's Home, 2003 23
  Folder
Joan Levy Receiving Award, 2003 24
  Folder
WQED 25
  Folder
Love Fore Kids, 2001 26
  Folder
Services to Elderly Committee, April 26, 2003 27
  Folder
Stay-At-Home Ball, 2003 28
  Folder
Designer Dress Days, 2002-2003 29-30
  Folder
Miscellaneous 31
  Box
Soviet Wedding, 1989 84
  BoxItem
Angel Ball Photo Album, 1966 851
  Item
Angel Ball Photo Album, undated 2
  Item
Evening Division Scrapbook, 1961-1967 3
  Item
Evening Division Scrapbook, 1966-1975 4
  Item
Evening Division Scrapbook, 1976-1983 5

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Series  XXVIII. NCJW Oral History Projects, 1967-2001 

Scope and Content Notes

Series XVIII contains materials relating to three oral history projects conducted by NCJW between 1968 and 2001. Through the personal accounts of over 500 men and women from the Pittsburgh area, the projects document the immigration of European Jews to the region as well as many aspects of Jewish-American life in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including immigrant education, holidays and religious practices, reactions to World War I and World War II, family structures, and the lives of women. These gathered remembrances help preserve early social and political cultures while providing insight into the creation and history of the Pittsburgh community as a whole.

The majority of the interviews were collected by the NCJW Pittsburgh Section through two systematic studies. The first, carried out between 1968 and 1969, focused specifically on the experiences of individuals who had immigrated to Western Pennsylvania between 1890 and 1924 - a time when thousands of persecuted Jews left Eastern Europe to seek new lives in the United States. Excerpts from the interviews formed the basis of By Myself I'm a Book!, published by the American Jewish Historical Society. The second project began in 1974 and took a broader approach, interviewing older members of the Jewish community regardless of background. This project continued through 2001, and some individuals were interviewed a second time to provide updates and evidence of change. The book  My Voice was Heard was based on this set of interviews. Both projects are notable for their large scale and sociological methods; information on the methodology behind the first study may be found in the introduction to  By Myself I'm a Book. Although many members of NCJW contributed to the projects, Gene Dickman and Marcia Frumerman chaired and supervised it in its entirety.

In addition to the two project books, there have been a number of other publications and productions based on the Pittsburgh Section Oral History Project. "Bridges to History," a 26 minute film, features vignettes based on both projects and explains how the interviews were gathered. A 1985 pamphlet entitled Partners in Creation was used as a curriculum guide for the study of  My Voice Was Heard. In 2002, abstracts for all interviews were collected into  Pittsburgh and Beyond: The Experience of the Jewish Community. In 2009, the audio cassettes were digitized and mounted online for greater accessibility.

The South Hills Branch of NCJW also conducted an oral history project, interviewing nineteen Jewish men and women living in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh between 1979 and 1983. The project focused on early experiences in Europe prior to emigration and adjustment to life in a predominantly non-Jewish community. This project is unrelated to the studies carried out by the Pittsburgh Section, and files are subject to different restrictions. Please contact the ASC for more information.

The folders listed below contain information associated with the recorded interviews and include photos, transcripts, notes, and biographical information supplied by the interviewer and interviewee. The interviews have been reformatted from audio cassettes to MP3s and are available for streaming online through the Pittsburgh and Beyond website.

In 2011, NCJW Oral History Project Co-Chairs Marcia Frumerman and Marlene Haus donated to the archives additional material documenting the oral history projects. Files were added to the Pittsburgh Section Project I: The Immigrant Experience and Pittsburgh Section Project II: My Voice was Heard. The new material has been added at the end of each existing subseries. Four new subseries (Advisory Committee; Oral History Course Curriculum Development; Abstract and Index Project; and Volunteer Interviewers Training Materials) were added to the series. Further scope notes are found after each subseries title.

Subseries  1. Pittsburgh Section Project I: The Immigrant Experience 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains the first set of interviews conducted by the NCJW Pittsburgh Section. Since the goal was to document how early Jewish immigrants adjusted to life in Pittsburgh, respondents were confined to foreign-born citizens who had immigrated to Western Pennsylvania between 1890 and 1924. Interviews focus on topics such as ancestry, overseas life, departure, journey, and Americanization and assimilation. Material added in 2011 can be found under the section "New Material Added."

  BoxFolder
History of the Project, 1986 861
  Folder
Pilot Study, Instructions, 1968 2
  Folder
Pilot Study, List of Interviews, 1968 3
  Folder
Pilot Study, Pilot Tape, 1968 3.1
  Folder
Development of Questionnaire, Report, 1968-1969 4
  Folder
Development of Questionnaire, Four Versions, 1968-1969 5
  Folder
Interviewing Technique, 1968-1970 6
  Folder
Interviewers and Respondents, Lists of Interviewers 7
  Folder
Interviewers and Respondents, Lists of Respondents 8
  Folder
Abrams, Israel, undated 9
Online
  Folder
Adler, George, January 10, 1969 10
Online
  Folder
Amdur, Sam, undated 11
Online
  Folder
Americus, Ida, February 10, 1969 12
Online
  Folder
Arenson, Bella, January 12, 1969 13
Online
  Folder
Arenson, Louis, January 12, 1969 14
Online
  Folder
Arluck, Goldie, undated 15
  Folder
Arluck, Norman, undated 16
  Folder
Aussenberg, Elias, undated 17
  Folder
Berland, Lucille, undated 18
  Folder
Bernstein, Dora, November 23, 1968 19
Online
  Folder
Bigler, Sam, December 1, 1968 20
Online
  Folder
Blatt, Ida, undated 21
  Folder
Blitz, Esther, November 4, 1968 22
Online
  BoxFolder
Bloch, Minnie, undated 871
Online
  Folder
Blum, Hyman, undated 2
  Folder
Blum, Lisa, undated 3
  Folder
Bodek, Max, 1969 4
Online
  Folder
Boodman, Sam, May 20, 1969 5
Online
  Folder
Borkon, Louis Yale, 1969 6
Online
  Folder
Burke, Ethel, March 23, 1969 7
Online
  Folder
Burke, Nathan, March 23, 1969 8
Online
  Folder
Caplan, Nettie, March 21, 1969 9
Online
  Folder
Chaimovitz, Molly, November 2, 1969    Digital object includes interview with both Molly and Morris Chamovitz. 10
Online
  Folder
Chaimovitz, Morris, November 2, 1969    Digital content available with Molly Chaimovitz digital object. 11
  Folder
Clair, Sarah, July 21, 1969 12
Online
  Folder
Cody, Sam, February 9, 1969 13
Online
  Folder
Cohen, Lena, January 9, 1969 14
Online
  Folder
Cohen, Nathan, November 18, 1968 15
Online
  Folder
Coller, Victor, undated 16
  Folder
Cowan, Jacob, undated 17
  Folder
Davis, Robert, undated 18
Online
  Folder
Dektor, Jacob, December 15, 1968 19
Online
  Folder
Dizenfield, Sam, March 16, 1969 20
Online
  BoxFolder
Ellovich, Philip, November 2, 1969 881
Online
  Folder
Feld, Philip, November 25, 1968 2
Online
  Folder
Fink, Mrs. Morris, November 23, 1968 3
Online
  Folder
Finkelpearl, Emma, undated 4
  Folder
Finkelstein, Ann, March 9, 1969 5
Online
  Folder
Forman, Abe, March 9, 1969 6
Online
  Folder
Foreman, Esther, undated 7
  Folder
Fried, William, 1968 8
Online
  Folder
Friedland, Rae, December 1, 1968 9
Online
  Folder
Friedman, Ethel, January 21, 1969 10
Online
  Folder
Friedman, Florence, undated 11
  Folder
Friedland, Mrs. William (Ida), August 1968 12
Online
  Folder
Fuss, Sam, undated 13
  Folder
Gittleman, Fanny, February 4, 1969 14
Online
  Folder
Glaser, Morris, October 6, 1968 15
Online
  Folder
Glass, Max, January 15, 1969 16
Online
  Folder
Glass, Neiman, undated 17
  Folder
Glick, Charles, March 11, 1969 18
Online
  Folder
Goldberg, Abram, undated 19
  BoxFolder
Goldblum, Hannah, undated 891
  Folder
Goldenfeld, Martin, April 18, 1969 2
Online
  Folder
Gordon, Herman, December 11, 1969 3
Online
  Folder
Gorn, Mrs. Albert, undated 4
  Folder
Gottlieb, Lena, undated 5
  Folder
Greenberg, Samuel, December 3, 1968 6
Online
  Folder
Gusky, Esther, May 10, 1969 7
Online
  Folder
Harris, Bess, undated 8
  Folder
Hausman, David, undated 9
  Folder
Hausman, Sophie, undated 10
  Folder
Herrup, Max, undated 11
  Folder
Hirsch, Charles, undated 12
Online
  Folder
Horowitz, Mollie, February 5, 1968 13
Online
  Folder
Horowitz, Rose, undated 14
  Folder
Isay, Albert, undated 15
  Folder
Iskowitz, Mamie, February 11, 1969 16
Online
  Folder
Joseph, Abraham, undated 17
  Folder
Josselson, Mary, undated 18
  Folder
Kahn, Gertrude, February 23, 1969 19
Online
  Folder
Kasen, Bessie, undated 20
  BoxFolder
Katz, Carl, December 16, 1968 901
Online
  Folder
Katz, Nathan, October 22, 1968 2
Online
  Folder
Katz, Pearl, undated 3
  Folder
Katz, Sadie, undated 4
  Folder
Katz, Samuel, undated 5
  Folder
Kellmer, Bessie, undated 6
  Folder
Kessler, Mrs. Louis, undated 7
  Folder
Kimelman, Sabina, October 12, 1968 8
Online
  Folder
Klahr, Morris, undated 9
Online
  Folder
Klarsfield, Henry, undated 10
  Folder
Klein, Charles, undated 11
  Folder
Kronick, Jacob, undated 12
  Folder
Kurtz, Sol, undated 13
  Folder
Lacov, Rose, undated 14
  Folder
Latterman, Bertha, January 31, 1969 15
Online
  Folder
Lencher, Benjamin, undated 16
  Folder
Lieber, Rose, July 1968 17
Online
  Folder
Lieber, Sol, September 6, 1968 18
Online
  Folder
Linder, Rose, October 28, 1968 19
Online
  Folder
Lubov, Sam, undated 20
  BoxFolder
Malakoff, Alice, June 1, 1968 911
Online
  Folder
Malin, Gertrude, undated 2
  Folder
Marsh, Rose, undated 3
  Folder
Martin, Ruth, undated 4
  Folder
Mazer, Minnie, March 6, 1969 5
Online
  Folder
Melnick, Israel, October 24, 1968 6
Online
  Folder
Menkel, Eugene, February 25, 1969 7
Online
  Folder
Michaels, Israel, April 20, 1969 8
Online
  Folder
Michaels, Mrs. L, undated 9
  Folder
Miller, Leon, undated 10
  Folder
Minori, Emil, 1969 11
Online
  Folder
Moskowitz, Izzy, 1969 12
Online
  Folder
Needleman, Bertha, 1968 13
Online
  Folder
Newman, Mrs. Nathan, undated 14
  Folder
Pearl, Morris, undated 15
  Folder
Pearlman, Ethel, undated 16
Online
  Folder
Pearlman, Minnie, 1968 17
Online
  BoxFolder
Plotkin, Aaron, undated 921
  Folder
Propper, Hyman, 1969 2
Online
  Folder
Propper, Katie, 1969 3
Online
  Folder
Protetch, Jacob, undated 4
  Folder
Reichbaum, Abraham, 1969 5
Online
  Folder
Reiser, Israel, undated 6
  Folder
Rosenson, Helen, undated 7
  Folder
Roth, Harry, 1969 8
Online
  Folder
Roth, Morris, undated 9
  Folder
Rudov, Rose, February 10, 1969 10
Online
  Folder
Salzman, Esther, November 18, 1968 11
Online
  Folder
Schugar, Charles, undated 12
  Folder
Schulman, George, undated 13
  Folder
Schutzberg, Louis, undated 14
  Folder
Schwartz, Frieda, undated 15
  Folder
Schwartz, Sara, undated 16
  Folder
Schwartz, Sophie, November 6, 1968 17
Online
  BoxFolder
Schweitzer, Harry, November 27, 1968 931
Online
  Folder
Selzer, Ann (Mrs. Sam), January 29, 1969 2
Online
  Folder
Shapira, Sarah, July 1968 3
Online
  Folder
Shapiro, Jennie, 4
  Folder
Sherman, Joseph (Jack), March 2, 1969 5
Online
  Folder
Snyder, Rose, undated 6
  Folder
Sobel, Rose, undated 7
  Folder
Solomon, Abraham, December 17, 1968 8
Online
  Folder
Solomon, Sarah, undated 9
Online
  Folder
Spero, Mary, July 1968 10
Online
  Folder
Spiegel, Sigmund, undated 11
  Folder
Surovitz, Jennie, February 14, 1969 12
Online
  Folder
Swarz, Belle, 1969 13
Online
  Folder
Tannenbaum, Max, 1968 14
Online
  Folder
Tolchin, Sam, undated 15
  Folder
Topolsky, Bess, July 23, 1968 16
Online
  Folder
Topolsky, Morris, January 10, 1969 17
Online
  Folder
Topolsky, Henrietta (Yetta), January 8, 1969 18
Online
  Folder
Twigg, Hilda, undated 19
  BoxFolder
Unger, William, undated 941
  Folder
Volkin, Nellie, undated 2
  Folder
Weinberg, Martha, February 5, 1969 3
Online
  Folder
Weiner, Nathan, October 31, 1968 4
Online
  Folder
Weiner, William, February 11, 1969 5
Online
  Folder
Weiss, Ralph, December 15, 1968 6
Online
  Folder
Weissman, Saul, undated 7
Online
  Folder
Wolf, Morris, 1968 8
Online
  Folder
Zeidenschneider, Annie, undated 9
Online
  Folder
Zupkoff, Ida, undated 10
  Folder
Zwang, Esther, undated 11
Online
  Folder
Klein, Julia, undated 12
  Folder
Data Analysis, Reports, 1969-1975 13
  Folder
Data Analysis, Collation, Sections I-II, 1969-1975 14
  Folder
Data Analysis, Collation, Sections II-III, 1969-1975 15
  Folder
Data Analysis, Collation, Sections VI-VII, 1969-1975 16
  Folder
Data Analysis, Collation, Sections VIII-XI, 1969-1975 17
  Folder
Data Analysis, Collation, Sections XII-XIV, 1969-1975 18
  BoxFolder
Minutes, 1968-1970 9519
  Folder
Reports, 1968-1969 20
  Folder
General Correspondence, Outgoing, 1968-1975 21
  Folder
General Correspondence, Incoming, 1968-1975 22
  Folder
General Correspondence, Book Order Forms, 1968-1975 23
  Folder
General Correspondence, Form Letters, 1968-1975 24
  Folder
Project Methodology 25
  Folder
Clippings, 1968-1972 26
  Folder
Newsletters, 1969 27
  Folder
News Releases, ca. 1969 28
  Folder
By Myself I'm a Book. Manuscript A. 29
  Folder
By Myself I'm a Book. Manuscript B. 30
  BoxFolder
By Myself I'm a Book, Manuscript C. 961
  Folder
By Myself I'm a Book, Manuscript D. 2
  Folder
By Myself I'm a Book. Introduction 3
  Folder
By Myself I'm a Book. 4
  Videotape
Untitled, 1974 1
  BoxFolder
Aronson, Harry, October 11, 1969 971
Online
  Folder
Abram, Ruben, 1969 2
Online
  Folder
Abrams, Israel, undated 3
  Folder
Abromson, Keili, undated 4
  Folder
Adelman, Alex, January 25, 1970 5
Online
  Folder
Berkowitz, Bertha, August 26, 1968 6
Online
  Folder
Berkowitz, Clara, November 22, 1968 7
Online
  Folder
Chaitkin, Aaron, March 18, 1969 8
Online
  Folder
Deemer, Nathan, 1968 9
Online
  Folder
Drucker, Sonia, 1977 10
Online
  Folder
Goldstein, Dora, 1969 11
Online
  Folder
Green, Esther, undated 12
Online
  Folder
Greenberg, Esther Wool, November 20, 1968 13
Online
  Folder
Jacobs, Harry, 1969 14
Online
  Folder
Karsh, Rae (Mrs. Harry), November 8, 1968 15
Online
  Folder
Katz, Leah, October 25, 1968 16
Online
  Folder
Katz, Mrs. Nathan (Mollie), 1968 17
Online
  Folder
Kramer, Lena, undated 18
Online
  BoxFolder
Langer, William, February 3, 1969 981
Online
  Folder
La Victoire, Dr. Freda, November 2, 1968 2
Online
  Folder
Lebovitz, Eugene, July 8, 1969 3
Online
  Folder
Lebovitz, Harry, November 24, 1968 4
Online
  Folder
Leibovitz, Isadore, February 12, 1969 5
Online
  Folder
Lerman, R., undated 6
Online
  Folder
Leavitt, Frances, June 5, 1969 7
Online
  Folder
Linder, Mrs., undated 8
  Folder
Lubow, Marsha (Mrs. Sam), 1969 9
Online
  Folder
Mandel, Morris, October 30, 1968 10
Online
  Folder
Marcus, Eva, undated 11
Online
  Folder
Meyerson, Alex, October 21, 1968 12
("Meyerson, Alex," online pending)
  Folder
Moravitz, Hyman, 1968    No folder exists. 12A
Online
  Folder
Moskov, Etta Roscow, February 24, 1969 13
Online
  Folder
Morrison, Harry, April 1969 14
Online
  Folder
Pare, Fannie, undated 15
  Folder
Peris, Fanny, 1969    Digital object includes interview with both Fanny and Hyman Peris. 16
Online
  Folder
Peris, Hyman, 1969    Digital object includes interview with both Fanny and Hyman Peris. 17
  Folder
Robinson, Alex, undated 18
Online
  Folder
Rogoff, Diana, 1969 19
Online
  BoxFolder
Rosen, Belle (Mrs. Mayer), October 1968 991
Online
  Folder
Rosen, Meyer, February 26, 1969 2
Online
  Folder
Rothbart, Jacob, 1968 3
Online
  Folder
Rothbart, Mrs. Pearl, 1969 4
Online
  Folder
Rubinstein, Louis, January 4, 1970 5
Online
  Folder
Saul, Joseph, 1969 6
Online
  Folder
Simons, Doris, 1968 7
Online
  Folder
Slawkin, Harry, 1969 8
Online
  Folder
Snyder, Abe, 1968 9
Online
  Folder
Snyder, Ann, undated 10
Online
  Folder
Solomon, Rose, 1969 11
Online
  Folder
Stern, Sam, 1968 12
Online
  Folder
Stollman, Anna, 1968 13
Online
  Folder
Weinstein, Ruth, 1969 14
Online
  Folder
Anonymous, undated 15
Online

New Material Added, 2011 

  BoxFolder
Recording of Recollections of the Jewish Aged Proposal, 1967 1142
  Folder
How We Did It: Methodological Considerations for an Oral History Project, 1968-1972 3
  Folder
By Myself, I'm a Book Newspaper clippings, 1968-1972 4
  Folder
Questions to Ask Respondents, 1968 5
  Folder
Oral History Project I, various notes, reports, and correspondence, 1968-1972 6
  Folder
Requests to purchase By Myself, I'm a Book, 1970 7
  Folder
Correspondence and orders of By Myself, I'm a Book, 1970-1978 8
  Folder
Contract with Dr. Ailon Shiloh, 1971 9
  Folder
Oral History Project I Publicity, 1971-1981 10
  Folder
By Myself, I'm a Book mock up book jacket cover, ca.1972 11
  Folder
By Myself, I'm a Book Reception slides, June 11, 1972 12
  Folder
By Myself, I'm a Book remarks by Gene Dickman, 1972 13
  Folder
Ida Cohen Selavan letter to the Jewish Chronicle regarding authorship of "By Myself, I'm a Book," 1973 14
  Folder
Oral History Project I Respondents and Interviewers, 1973 15
  Folder
Correspondence regarding By Myself, I'm a Book, 1975-1977 16
  Folder
Oral History Project I tapes deposit at the Archives of Industrial Society, 1978 17
  Folder
"The Jewish Immigrant Experience" Duquesne University History Forum Program Presentation, 1979 18

Subseries  2. Pittsburgh Section Project II: My Voice was Heard 

Scope and Content Notes

Beginning in 1974, the NCJW Pittsburgh Section conducted a second oral history project focusing on the impact Pittsburgh's Jewish community made locally, nationally, and internationally. The project continued through the 1990s and added 350 oral histories. Some individuals were interviewed a second time. Material added in 2011 can be found under the section "New Material Added."

  BoxFolder
Aaron, Marcus Lester, 1975    1 cassette tape 1001
Online
  Folder
Aaron, Maxine Goldmark, 1975 2
Online
  Folder
Abrams, Sarah Davis, December 1, 1976 3
Online
  Folder
Abrams, Solomon, May 19, 1976 4
Online
  Folder
Adelsheim, Silas, November 1, 1975 5
Online
  Folder
Alber, Freda, February 4, 1985 6
Online
  Folder
Albert, Anne Steinhardt, March 27, 1986 7
Online
  Folder
Anathan, Bessie Frank, March 4, 1975 8
Online
  Folder
Apt, Joan Frank, August 22, 1991 9
Online
  Folder
Arkus, Jane Callomon, July 13, 1988 10
Online
  Folder
Arkus, Leon Anthony, 11
Arkus, Leon Anthony, December 11, 1978 Online
Arkus, Leon Anthony, 1992 Online
  Folder
Arnheim, Stanley, April 1, 1987 12
Online
  Folder
Arnold, Charlotte, December 1, 1989 13
Online
  Folder
Atlas, Paula, 1995 14
Online
  Folder
Balter, Beatrice S. (Bobbi), December 10, 1974 15
Online
  Folder
Barach, Edna Levy, November 3, 1975 16
Online
  Folder
Baskin, Philip, April 29, 1985 17
Online
  Folder
Benswanger, Eleanor Dreyfus, September 11, 1974 18
Online
  Folder
Berger, Meyer, 19
Berger, Meyer, July 14, 1982 Online
Berger, Meyer, undated Online
  Folder
Bergman, Sidney M., March 8, 1975 20
Online
  Folder
Berkman, Allen, August 21, 1981 21
Online
  Folder
Berkman, Selma, 22
Berkman, Selma, 1988 Online
Berkman, Selma, July 25, 1992 Online
  Folder
Binstock, Doris D., October 20, 1998 23
Online
  Folder
Binstock, Dorothy, September 4, 1987 24
Online
  Folder
Binstock, Tessie, February 24, 1999 25
Online
  Folder
Berman, Rebecca, January 15, 1983 26
Online
  Folder
Bleiberg, Morris, July 11, 1994 27
Online
  Folder
Block, William, May 10, 1994 28
Online
  Folder
Bloom, Albert W., May 3, 1984 29
Online
  Folder
Bloom, Evelyn G., February 19, 1998 30
Online
  Folder
Bluestone, Max, June 5, 1995 31
Online
  Folder
Blumenthal, Dorothy, 1973, 1974 32
Online
  Folder
Blumstein, Alfred, April 5, 1999 33
Online
  Folder
Borke, Mitchell L., April 19, 1999 34
Online
  Folder
Breskin, Joseph, November 5, 1993 35
Online
  Folder
Brunwasser, Albert, January 28, 1995 36
Online
  Folder
Buncher, Jack, May 26, 1994 37
Online
  Folder
Busis, Sidney, Dr., January 14, 1993 38
Online
  Folder
Butler, Chantze, February 20, 1995 39
Online
  Folder
Butler, Donald, May 12, 1992 40
Online
  Folder
Caplan, Gertrude F., 1989, 1992 41
Online
  Folder
Caplan, Jerry, May 2, 1989 42
Online
  Folder
Caplan, Louis, June 1976 43
Online
  BoxFolder
Caplan, Paul S., Dr., May 3, 1998 1011
Online
  Folder
Chait, Ida, November 19, 1974 2
Online
  Folder
Chotiner, Henrietta, January 13, 1976 3
Online
  Folder
Cohen, Charlotte, June 7, 1988 4
Online
  Folder
Cohen, Fannie, March 1, 1983 5
Online
  Folder
Cohen, Jesse, 1995    No folder exists. 5A
Online
  Folder
Cohen, Paul, November 8, 1988 6
Online
  Folder
Cohen, Stanley G., March 8, 2000 7
Online
  Folder
Colker, James, September 30, 1996 8
Online
  Folder
Comay, Amos, February 24, 1977 9
Online
  Folder
Copeland, Ann, May 6, 1991 10
Online
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Cowan, Barton Z., January 6, 1998 11
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Crantz, David Milton, May 9, 1991 12
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Criep, Dr. Leo H. (Leo Hermann), November 11, 1976 13
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Cuden, Helen, February 16, 1982 14
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Damick, Marian, 2000 15
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Davis, Dora, 1976 16
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Davis, Jacob, April 27, 1974 17
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Davis, Jean L., October 7, 1997 18
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Davis, Laura Adolph, 1982 19
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DeRoy, Mayer, 1993 20
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Diamond, Hyman, August 28, 1986 21
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Dickman, Gene, April 10, 2000; May 5, 2000 22
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Dinman, Bertram David, Dr., 1994 23
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Dorian, Frederick, 1975 24
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Eaton, Joseph W., Dr., May 13, 1987 25
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Edelstein, Jason Z., Rabbi, November 29, 1995 26
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Edlis, Jerome, November 2, 1982 27
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Elbaum, Nathan, November 18, 1982 28
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Elbling, Gloria, 1990 29
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Elkus, Leonore R., May 9, 1983; June 14, 1983; October 25, 1986 31
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Ellenbogen, Rae, 1974 32
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Epstine, Harry, 1973 33
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Epstine, Jane, 1994 34
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Falk, Katherine Sonneborn, June 19, 1978 35
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Falk, Leon, June 14, 1974 36
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Fenves, Steven, 1996 37
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Fine, Milton, 1999 38
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Fineberg, Herman, March 18, 1975 39
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Fienberg, Jacob, February 16, 1974 40
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Feingold, Bess, February 20, 1985 41
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Finegold, Marcella, April 9, 1976 42
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Finegold, Wilfred J., 1982 43
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Finkel, Elliot, 1977 44
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Finkelhor, Dorothy C. and Lawrence Herbert, 1982 45
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Finkelhor, Marion, Judge, 1977 46
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Fischer, Ben, 1977 Online
Fischer, Ben, 1993 Online
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Fisher, Bernard, 1981 2
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Fisher, Edwin R., Dr., 1997 3
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Fisher, Myrtle M., 1975 4
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Fleischman, Justin, 1992 5
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Forscher, Frederick, Dr., 1988 6
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Frank, James A., 1975 7
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Frank, Nancy Newman, 1975 8
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Frank, Ruth O., 1996, 1997 9
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Freehof, Lillian S. (Lillian Simon), 1975 10
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Freehof, Solomon Bennett, 1974 11
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Freund, Louise, 1974 12
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Friedberg, Joan Brest, 1998 13
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Friedberg, Lillian A. (Lillian Adlow), 1973 14
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Friedberg, Simeon A., 1996 15
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Friedman, Janice, 1995 16
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Frumerman, Pauline Marks, Dr. 1976 17
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Frumerman, Robert, 1997 18
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Gefsky, Meyer (Buck), 1975 19
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Goldberg, Bernard, 1986 20
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Goldberg, Irwin, 1990 21
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Goldberg, Marcella Cohen, 1974 22
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Goldman, Foster, 1997 23
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Goldstein, Lillian, 2000 24
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Goldstein, Maurice, 1987 25
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Goldstein, Samuel J., 1989 26
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Goodman, Bernard, 1981 27
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Gordon, Herman, Dr., 1989 28
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Gould, Rita J., 1997 29
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Grauer, Juliette, 1993 30
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Green, Benjamin, 1977 31
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Greenberger, Blanche, 1986 32
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Gross, Sidney, 1995 33
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Gruber, Aaronel DeRoy, May 11, 1987 34
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Hailperin, Celia Moss, 1975 35
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Half, Ivan, 1990 36
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Halpern, Bernard, 1981 37
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Hamberg, Lester A., 1987 38
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Harrison, Myrtle, 1974 39
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Harrison, Roland, 1996 40
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Haskell, Jane, 1994 41
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Herskovitz, Ruth Gordon, 1991 42
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Hartz, Rose, 1976 43
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Hast, Julian, 1985 44
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Heber, Leon (Leib), 1979 45
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Hepner, Betty, 1997 46
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Heppenheimer, Bella, 1991 47
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Hirsch, Burton, 1993 48
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Hirsh, Pauline, 1975 49
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Hoffman, Gertrude, 1977 50
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Holstein, Lillian, January 24, 1977 51
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Isaacs, Flora M., June 1987 1031
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Isenstein, Irma, 1976 2
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Itkin, Ivan, 1997 3
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Jackson, Alexander, 1976 4
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Jacob, Irene, November 16, 1999 5
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Jacob, Walter, Rabbi, July 22, 1996 6
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Jaffe, Arthur Heilman, 1985 7
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Jandorf, Robert, November 7, 1983 8
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Jena, Milton, Dr., November 5, 1975 9
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Jonas, Hans, October 27, 1995 10
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Kahn, Joseph (Ziggy), December 19, 1975 11
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Kamin, Harry, March 16, 1976 12
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Kaplan, Bernard, January 17, 1976 13
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Kaplan, Lawrence, Judge, January 4, 1999 14
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Kaplan, Natalie A., 1998 15
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Karp, Richard, 1974 16
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Katz, Bessie, July 16, 1974 17
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Katz, Harry L., June 18, 1984 18
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Katz, Joseph M., 1979 19
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Kaufman, Sam, undated    No folder exists. 19A
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Kaufman, Nathan, 1978 20
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Kaufmann, Oliver M., December 16, 1977 21
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Kavaler, Mina, 1999 22
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Kavaler, Vigdor W., October 2, 1990 23
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Kent, Allen, May 12, 1993 24
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Kessler, Aharon, 1983 25
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Kessler, Laibe, 1995 26
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Kimel, Hyman, July 19, 1985 27
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Kingsbaker, Caroline, June 3, 1982 28
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Klein, Claire, 1996 29
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Klionsky, Bernard, Dr., 1989 30
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Kochin, Louis, undated    No folder exists. 30A
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Koerner, Henry, December 1978 31
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Koss, David, 1984 32
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Krankich, Joel, 1997 33
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Krause, Corinne Azen, 1997 34
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Kreimer, Hilda R., 1999 35
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Kurtzman, David H., Dr., 1975 36
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Kwalwasser, Edgar, 1992 37
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Labovitz, Gertrude, 1976 38
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Landes, Morris, 1990 39
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Lapiduss, Esther, 1987 40
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Lasday, Harry, 1983 41
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Latterman, Marilyn, December 3, 1997 42
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Lavine, Shirley, 1985 43
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Lehman, Vivian, February 3, 1976 44
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Levin, Stanley H., July 26, 1982 45
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Levine, Ezra, March 18, 1991 46
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Levine, Mike, 1991 47
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Levinson, Aaron P., June 20, 1977 1041
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Levinson, Harriet Dorfan, January 21, 1998 2
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Levinson, Julian P., Dr., July 7, 1994 3
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Levinson, Rose, May 4, 1977 4
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Lewenstein, Minnie, February 7, 1992 5
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Libson, Margaret, March 18, 1976 6
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Lieber, Ruth W., May 26, 1995 7
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Light, Elaine Kahn, June 9, 1992 8
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Light, Ernest, February 9, 1998 9
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Litman, Anne, 1982 10
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Litman, Lenny, January 14, 1987 11
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Litman, Roslyn, March 6, 1997 12
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Livingston, Ruth, June 16, 1986 13
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Lopatin, Anita, May 14, 1985 14
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Lowenthal, Anne, December 9, 1981 15
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Lowenthal, Alexander (Alex), January 22, 1978; May 22, 1988 16
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Lyon, Molly, January 23, 1976 17
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Maazel, Lincoln, November 11, 1994 18
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Maazel, Marion (Marie), 1974 19
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Marcus, Florence, July 22, 1992 20
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Marcus, Jacob Rader, Dr., May 9, 1979 21
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Margolis, Harry M., Dr., April 24, 1991 22
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Markovic, Malvina, August 18, 1999 23
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Masloff, Sophie, 24
Masloff, Sophie, August 10, 1987 Online
Masloff, Sophie, April 22, 1994 Online
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Melamed, Nathan T., February 18, 1998 25
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Meltzer, Allen, August 8, 1994 26
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Menlowe, Mildred, December 1, 1976 27
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Mermelstein, Howard, Dr., November 15, 1990 28
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Meyer, Irma, March 11, 1987 29
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Meyers, Sophia, March 2, 1982 30
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Meyerson, Erma T., August 1991 31
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Michaels, Edgar W., March 20, 1992 32
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Michaels, Lois G., April 15, 1999 33
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Milch, Pauline, December 19, 1977 34
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Miller, Roland, November 20, 1991 35
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Mintz, Ida, March 10, 1982 36
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Morganstern, Anita, 1977 37
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Moritz, Donald, October 24, 1996 38
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Morris, Jack. August 4, 1989 39
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Needleman, Herbert L., Dr., January 3, 1997 40
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Nelkin, Arthur, May 19, 1986 41
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Notov, Ida, March 23, 1987 42
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Noven, Samuel J., March 27, 1978 43
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Novick, Ivan J., 44
Novick, Ivan J., December 1, 1997 Online
Novick, Ivan J., 1998 Online
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Ohringer, Helen, 1985 45
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Oppenheimer, Asher, December 9, 1987 46
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Oseroff, Pauline, October 28, 1975 47
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Ostrow, Gerald, July 6, 1994 48
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Palkovitz, Judith L., April 5, 2000 49
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Paradise, Leone, 1997 50
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Parker, Meyer, October 30, 1994 51
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Paris, Barry, June 18, 1998 52
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Passamaneck, Herman, June 1976 1051
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Pearl, Fanny, 2
Pearl, Fanny, undated Online
Pearl, Fanny, 1984 Online
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Perlman, Mark, February 6, 1996 3
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Perlow, Benjamin, 1983 4
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Pois, Joseph, Dr., December 12, 1984 5
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Porter, Milton, January 27, 1976 6
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Porter, Rachel, May 24, 1990 7
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Posner, Henry Jr., October 1, 1994 8
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Posner, Ida, February 5, 1985 9
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Posner, Sholom, 1974 10
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Poupko, Rabbi Bernard A. (Baruch), July 26, 1976 11
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Preisser, Bernice, March 26, 1987 12
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Raizman, Albert, February 14, 1991 13
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Raphael, Israel (J.R.), January 20, 1976 14
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Rauh, Richard E., 1994, 1998 15
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Reinard, Frieda, May 7, 1981 16
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Reizenstein, Louis, July 24, 1974 17
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Richman, Hyman, July 11, 1986 18
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Rider, Sam, March 19, 1996 19
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Robin, John G., February 1981 20
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Robinson, Donald 21
Robinson, Donald, January 27, 1978 Online
Robinson, Donald, November 28, 1994 Online
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Robinson, Sylvia, August 12, 1996 22
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Rogal, Alvin, 1995 23
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Rogal, Hyman. undated 24
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Rogal, Martha, May 7, 1975 25
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Rosen, Benjamin, July 6, 1985 26
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Rosen, Seymour, April 14, 1976 27
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Rosenbaum, Stanley, January 27, 1987 28
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Rosenberg, Charlotte, January 1976 29
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Rosenberg, Jacob (Jock), 1984 30
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Rosenberg, Jerome Laib, Dr., May 1, 1988 31
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Rosenberg, Libbie, November 13, 1983 32
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Rosensweet, Alvin, October 6, 1986 33
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Rosenthal, Libbie, May 19, 1978 34
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Roskies, Ralph, December 19, 1996 35
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Ruslander, Julian, October 20, 1977 36
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Roth, Audrey, March 6, 1996 37
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Ruben, Sol H., 1998 38
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Rubenstein, Joseph, May 17, 1996 39
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Rudolph, Leonard, 1996 40
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Ruttenberg, Harold, February 24, 1986 41
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Ruttenberg, Katherine M. (Kitty), 42
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Ruttenberg, Katherine M. (Kitty), January 30, 1992 Online
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Sacks, Aaron, November 7, 1990 43
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Sacks, Gussie Miller, May 12, 1976 44
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Sajowitz, William, Rabbi, 1985 1061
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Saul, Joseph, 1985 2
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Saul, Sidney, Dr., September 1981 3
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Schienholtz, Leonard, October 30, 1998 4
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Schmidt, Sally, 1984 5
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Schuster, Elizabeth, 1984 6
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Schwartz, Fanny Hart, March 6, 1982 7
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Schwarz, Frank, December 11, 1986 8
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Schwartz, Leonard, Dr., September 24, 1992 9
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Schwartz, Nathan, Dr., January 1993 10
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Seidenberg, Melvin, January 22, 1990 11
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Selznick, Milton, June 23, 1997 12
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Shapira, Frieda, 13
Shapira, Frieda, 1979 Online
Shapira, Frieda, 1992 Online
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Shapiro, Belle, 1987 14
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Shapiro, Charlotte, Dr., August 1988 15
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Shapiro, Joseph, June 11, 1974 16
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Shapiro, Maurice A., August 10, 1990 17
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Shapiro, Sam, 1988 18
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Shapiro, Zalman M. (Zalmon Mordecai) 19
Shapiro, Zalman M. (Zalmon Mordecai), August 1984 Online
Shapiro, Zalman M. (Zalmon Mordecai), June 8, 1994 Online
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Shore, Barbara K., January 27, 1993 20
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Shore, Gussie, May 8, 1986 21
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Siegal, Fritz, May 1987 22
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Silberman, Freda, February 1, 1996 23
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Silberman, Marianne, March 1, 1983 24
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Silverblatt, Rose Middleman, August 8, 1989 25
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Simon, Betty Ann (Goodman), May 18, 1989 26
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Skirboll, Leonard, May 7, 1997 27
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Sklar, Morris, 1990 28
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Slesinger, George, 1969 29
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Slesinger, Reuben E., 1986 30
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Slomberg, Leah, 1998 31
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Snyder, Herman, 1993 32
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Snyderman, William, undated 33
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Soroker, Gerald, 1993 34
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Speyer, Tillie, 1976 35
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Spirer, Helen, 1986 36
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Stark, Sadie, 1973 37
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Stark, William, 1991, 1992, 1997 38
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Steinfeld, Betty, May 6, 1997 39
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Steinfeld, Eddie, February 20, 1984 40
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Stern, Mark, March 17, 1986 41
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Stock, Belle, November 20, 1995 42
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Strassberger, Eugene, Sr., December 6, 1974 43
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Strauss, Samuel, Judge, April 10, 1984 44
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Susman, Milton, November 10, 1976 45
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Susman, Minnie, 1975 46
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Taube, Moshe, November 22, 1994 1071
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Thorpe, Harvey, December 20, 1977 2
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Tisherman, Sam, Dr., May 1998 3
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Titlebaum, Jacob (Jake), May 31, 1981 4
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Topolsky, Bess, 1987 5
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Twerski, Abraham J., 1988 6
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Vatz, Virginia H., 1994 7
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Verman, Sam, November 2, 1988 8
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Vixman, Rachel, October 20, 1977 9
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Wald, Neil, Dr., September 13, 1993 10
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Wechsler, Harry, February 4, 1982 11
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Wechsler, Sylvia, October 17, 1977 12
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Wecht, Cyril H., 1996 13
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Weil, Andrew L., 1995 14
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Weinberg, Jacob L. (Jake), 1993 15
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Weisberg, Saul, May 31, 1985 17
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Weitzman, Leonard, November 29, 1990 19
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Wertheimer, Herbert G., May 9, 1997 22
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Winograd, Bess, March 19, 1974 23
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Wolfson, Marty, November 29, 1990 26
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Wolfson, Miriam, November 5, 1975 27
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Wolk, Abraham L. (Abe), Judge, February 1982 28
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Yecies, Gizella, May 17, 1991 29
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Younger, Julius December 2, 1992 30
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Zecher, Albert D., January 27, 1994 31
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Information and notes compiled by Minnie Susman and Sara Lefkowitz, 1974-1975 11419
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Ida Cohen Selavan Oral History Project II contract, 1977-1979 20
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Oral History Project Summaries, Fact Sheets, and Methodologies, 1977-2011 21
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Correspondence with Potential Respondents, 1978 22
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Oral History Project II Information, 1978 23
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My Voice was Heard materials sent to publisher, 1978 24
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Oral History Project II Newspaper clippings, 1978-1982 25
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Angel, Francis ca. 1980s 26
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My Voice was Heard chapter lay-out with editorial marks, ca. 1980 27
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My Voice was Heard Reception, November 23, 1980 28
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List of gift shops, synagogue gift shops, and religious schools selling My voice was Heard, 1980-1981 29
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Oral History Project II Funding, 1980, 1985 30
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My Voice was Heard Marketing Committee, 1980-1982 31
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KTAV Publishing House price quote for My Voice was Heard, 1980 32
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History and Marketing of "Bridges to History," 1980-1990 33
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Publicity Promotions for Radio, Television, and Press, 1980-1981 34
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List of Bookstores selling My Voice as Heard, 1980-1981 35
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Interviewers and Respondents Follow-ups, 1981-1983 36
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Correspondence, 1981, 1984 36
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Oral History Project II Grants, 1981-1982 37
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My Voice was Heard correspondence and orders, 1981, 1985 38
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My Voice was Heard Book Reviews, 1982 39
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Presentations on the Oral History Projects, 1982-1985 40
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Oral History Project Events and Book Sales, 1983-1986 41
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Respondents and Interviewers Assignments, 1984-1988 42
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My Voice was Heard Marketing and Sales Report, 1985-1986 43
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List of Respondents and Interviewers, 1988-1993 44
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Columbus Day Celebrations Grants, 1990 45
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Access to an Oral History Collection: The Jewish Experience in Pittsburgh Galley Sheets, 1991 46
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Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Survey of Oral History Collections Profile, 1992 47
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Balance of Budgeted Amount for Expenses from Blumenthal Fund, 1992-1993 48
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Oral History Project II Newspaper clippings, 1992-2001 49
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Oral History Association Meeting Session Proposals, 1993-1996 50
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Funding Contributions Thank You Letters, 1993-2002 51
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List of Libraries that copies of the guide Pittsburgh and Beyond were distributed, 1993 52
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Correspondence with Respondents, 1993-1999 53
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Oral History Association Information, 1992-1999 54
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Pittsburgh and Beyond Correspondence and Orders, 1994-1997 55
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My Voice was Heard and  Pittsburgh & Beyond Libraries Distribution List, 1994-2001 56
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Requests for My Voice was Heard and  Pittsburgh and Beyond, 1995-2002 57
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"Bridges to the Future" sound bites. 1996 1171-9
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Oral History Project Birthday Celebration Flyers, 1996, 1998 11458
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Oral History Association Meeting Panel Proposal, 1996 59
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"History of the Oral History Project," by Marlene Haus, 1997 60
  Folder
"Bridges to the Future" Press Release and Premiere Flyer, 1997 61
  Folder
Oral History Project Website Development with Arundel Consulting, 1997-1998 62
  Folder
List of Completed Interviews as of February 1, 1998, 1997-1998 63
  Folder
Oral History Project Funding, 1998-1999 64
  Folder
Release for Oral History Materials for Russian Wedding Documentary, 1999 65
  Folder
Partners in Creation and My Voice was Heard Hebrew Translation Changes, 2000 66
  Folder
"An Evening in Paris: Celebrating the NCJW's Oral History Project," 2000 67
  Folder
Pittsburgh and Beyond Fan Mail, 2002 68
  Folder
NCJW Pittsburgh Section Bulletin with updates on the Oral History Project, 2006-2007 69
  Folder
Order Forms for My Voice was Heard and  Pittsburgh and Beyond, undated 70

Subseries  3. South Hills Branch Oral History Project 

Scope and Content Notes

The South Hills branch of NCJW collected nineteen interviews from Jewish residents of Pittsburgh, concentrating primarily on their immigration experiences and early lives in Western Pennsylvania. Although these interviews cover subjects similar to those of the Pittsburgh Section projects, they are not part of the same study. Files contain questionnaires, descriptions of the interviewees' homes, abstracts, and photographs.

  BoxFolder
Staff Guidelines for Access 1081
  Folder
Americus, Norman 2
  Folder
Ballon, Rebecca 3
  Folder
Bendis, Mildred 4
  Folder
Cohen, Helen 5
  Folder
Cooper, Charlotte 6
  Folder
Freed, Marilyn 7
  Folder
Hirsh, Harold 8
  Folder
Joseph, Goldie 9
  Folder
Korn, Fannie 10
  Folder
Leventon, Alice 11
  Folder
Lipman, Saul S. 12
  Folder
Miller, Izzy 13
  Folder
Miller, Max 14
  Folder
Miller, Pincus F. 15
  Folder
Roth, Stanley 16
  Folder
Rubenstein, David 17
  Folder
Schlansky, Clara 18
  Folder
Wilk, Morris 19
  Folder
Wittlin, Edward 20

Subseries  4. Advisory Committee, 1971-2011 

Scope and Content Notes

The Advisory Committee began as the Oral Jewish History Committee. The committee's role was to supervise all aspects of the oral histroy project from the selection of respondents, recruitment of voulnteers, seeking publication, and directing the future uses of the project. The subseries contains information from both phases of the project and includes notes on suggested oral history respondents and the project as it developed. The files in this subseries date from 1971 to 2011 and are arranged chronologically.

  BoxFolder
Meeting Minutes, 1971-1975 11471
  Folder
Meeting Agendas, 1973 72
  Folder
Oral History Interviews statuses within the year, 1974-1999 73
  Folder
Correspondence, 1975-2005 74
  Folder
Oral History Project Progress and Annual Reports, 1975-1980 75
  Folder
Meeting on Oral History Project II, 1975 76
  Folder
Meeting Materials, 1975-1976 77
  Folder
Correspondence and Memos with the University of Pitttsburgh Library System and Archives Service Center, 1977-2000 78
  Folder
Meeting Agendas, Reports, and Minutes, 1980-1986 79
  Folder
Notes and Worksheets, 1980-1987 80
  BoxFolder
Annual Reports, 1981-1984 1151
  Folder
Meeting Minutes, Notes, Reports, and Lists, 1981-1984 2
  Folder
Meetings and Notes, 1984-1986 3
  Folder
Correspondence with the Archives Service Center, 1984, 1990-2002 4
  Folder
Meeting Notes and Worksheets, 1988-1993 5
  Folder
Meeting Agendas and Reports, 1993 6
  Folder
Selected and Suggested Oral History Respondents, 1993-1994 7
  Folder
Committee Notes, 1993, 2002 8
  Folder
Computers and Software Memo, 1994 9
  Folder
Reports from Oral History Project Chairmen, 1992, 1994-1995 10
  Folder
Correspondence, 1994, 2001 11
  Folder
Correspondence with Dr. Peter Stearns regarding Oral History Project and Carnegie-Mellon University, 1994 12
  Folder
Meeting Minutes, January- December 1995 13
  Folder
Committee Notes, 1996 14
  Folder
Meeting Announcements, 1996-1997 15
  Folder
Meeting Minutes, January- December 1996 16
  Folder
Meeting Minutes, January- December 1997 17
  Folder
Committee Notes, 1997 18
  Folder
United Jewish Federation Pilot Project, 1997, 1999 19
  Folder
Advisory Committee Member, Marcia Frumerman Biographical Information, 1997 20
  Folder
Meeting Minutes, January- December 1998 21
  Folder
Suggested Respondents, 1998-2000 22
  Folder
Meeting Minutes, January- December 1999 23
  Folder
Meeting Minutes, January- August 2000 24
  Folder
Discussion with the Archives Service Center regarding Oral History Website, 2000 25
  Folder
Meetings Materials and Reports, 1999, 2001-2002 26
  Folder
Meeting Minutes, April 29, 2008 27
  Folder
Oral History Project Timeline and Achievements, 2010-2011 28

Subseries  5. Oral History Course Curriculum Development, 1989-2007 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries includes material from the creation of adult continuing education courses on Jewish history and identity which were developed from the oral history interviews. The Oral History Course Curriculum Development subseries contain materials from 1975 to 2000 and is arranged chronologically.

  Folder
"Roots of Jewish Values" Course Materials, 1989 29
  Folder
Proposal for Oral History Course Curriculum Development, 1997-1998 30
  Folder
Curriculum Development Funding, 1997-1999 31
  Folder
"Living Judaism" Course Materials and Syllabus, 1998 32
  Folder
"Living Judaism" Course Development, 1998-1999 33
  Folder
Curriculum Development Committee Meeting Minutes, 1998-1999 34
  Folder
Nathan Cumming Foundation Grant Request, 1998-1999 35
  Folder
United Jewish Federation Curriculum Development Grant, 1999 36
  Folder
"History of Jewish Pittsburgh" Course Development, 1999 37
  Folder
Curriculum Consultants Invoices, 1999 38
  Folder
Covenant Foundation Grant Request, 1999 39
  Folder
"History of Jewish Pittsburgh" Course Materials, 2000 40
  Folder
Magic Lantern Company, Oral History Course Teaching Aids Zip disc, 2001 41
  Folder
Correspondence and Notes regarding Carnegie-Mellon University course Language In Design student projects, 2001 42
  Folder
Correspondence regarding Design of Oral History Course Teaching Aid by Language In Design Students, 2001 43
  Folder
"Language In Design:" Interview Excerpts used in Class Presentation CD-ROM, 2001 44
  Folder
"Language In Design:" Student Project NCJW Session One CD-ROM, 2001 45
  Folder
"Language In Design:" Student Project, family Tree Teaching Aid CD-ROM, 2001 46
  Folder
"Language In Design:" Daniel Wood and Camellia George Designed Teaching Aids CD-ROM, 2001 47
  Folder
"Language In Design:" Student Presentations VHS, 2001 48
  Folder
"Language In Design:" Student Projects, 2001 49
  Folder
Oral History Interview Excerpts to be used in Course Development, 2001 50
  Folder
"In Their Own Words: An Oral History of Jewish Pittsburgh" Pilot Program Course Materials, 2001-2002 51
  Folder
"In Their Own Words" Oral History Interview Excerpts used for Course, 2001 52
  Folder
"In Their Own Words" Course Evaluations, 2001 53
  Folder
Pilot Class of Pittsburgh Jewish History based on Oral History Project Interviews Photographs, 2001 54
  Folder
"Funny, You Don't Look Jewish" Course Development, 2002 55
  Folder
Holocaust Course Development, 2003 56
  Folder
"Red, White, & Jew: Opportunities and Choices of Living in America" Course Materials, 2003-2004 57
  BoxFolder
"Red, White & Jew" Course Development, 2004-2007 1161
  Folder
"In Their Own Words: Opportunities and Choices of Life in America" Course Materials, 2005 2
  Folder
"In Their Own Words: Opportunities and Choices for Life in America" Power Point Slides, 2005 3
  Folder
"In Their Own Words: Voices and Choices of Pittsburgh Jewry, 1850s- Today" Course Materials 2007 4
  Folder
"In Their Own Words..." Draft of Course Book, undated 5
  BoxCassette
Oral History Interviews Compilation for Jewish History Courses, 1998-2008 117-1191-53
  Cassette
Oral History Interviews Compilations used by Jill Aizenstein for Carnegie-Mellon University/ Osher Lifelong Learning Course on Jewish History, 2008 54-56
  BoxCassette
Oral History Interviews Compilations used by Jill Aizenstein for Carnegie-Mellon University/ Osher Lifelong Learning Course on Jewish History, 2008 12057-65

Subseries  6. Abstract and Index Project, 1981-2000 

Scope and Content Notes

The Abstract and Index Project was undertaken to in order to make to the recorded interviews searchable. The NCJW's goal was to create a polished, completed collection of interview abstracts and indices to complement their oral history interviews. The result of the abstract and index project was the creation of the guide to the collection, Pittsburgh and Beyond: The Experience of the Jewish Community. This subseries dates from 1981 to 2000 and is arranged chronologically.

  BoxFolder
Profile of Interview Respondent Categories, 1975-1982 1166
  Folder
How to Index: Notes, 1982-1983 7
  Folder
Oral History Interviews Index Project Proposal to University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Science, 1984 8
  Folder
Oral History Index Project Materials, 1984-1989 9
  Folder
University of Pittsburgh School of Information Course "Oral History Collections: An Approach to their Approach," 1989 10
  Folder
Abstract and Index Project Funding, 1989-1992 11
  Folder
Inventory of Oral History Interview Tapes and Condition, 1989, undated 12
  Folder
Abstract and Index Project PHMC and NEA Grant Applications and Correspondence, 1990-1991 13
  Folder
Application for Federal Assistance, 1990-1991 14
  Folder
Oral History Abstract and Index Directory Computer and Software Options, 1991 15
  Folder
Abstract and Index Project School of Information Science Internship, 1991 16
  Folder
Drafts of Subject Index with Editorial Mark-ups, 1991 17
  Folder
Overview and Evaluation Report of Software, 1992 18
  Folder
Abstracting and Indexing Forms, 1994 19
  Folder
Abstracting Guidelines, 1994-1995 20
  Folder
Meeting Notes with Carnegie-Mellon University regarding Abstract and Index Project, 1994-1995 21
  Folder
How to Abstract and Index, 1997 22
  Folder
Abstract Notes, 1997 23
  Folder
"Indexing and Abstracting for the NCJW Pittsburgh Section Oral History Project." Clipping from Bibliofile, December 3, 1997 24
  Folder
Status Reports from Betty Berger on writing Abstracts, 1998-2003 25
  Folder
Oral History Interviews Abstracts Addendums, 2006 26
  Folder
Interview Transcriptions of Leon Falk, Jr., Katharine Falk, and John Wolf, Sr., 2000 27
  Folder
Worksheet on Interview Abstract and Index Status, 2000 28
  Folder
Abstracting and Indexing Methodology and Use, 2001 29
  Folder
Pittsburgh and Beyond: The Experience of the Jewish Community Draft, 2002 30
  Folder
"Making an Index," undated 31
  Folder
Spreadsheet of Interview Subjects, undated 32

Subseries  7. Volunteer Interviewers Training Material, 1975-2000 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains information on the NCJW, Pittsburgh Section created program for training volunteers to conduct oral history interviews. The material in this subseries dates from 1975 to 2000 and is arranged chronologically,

  BoxFolder
Training Sessions Participant Lists, May 1975- June 1976 11633
  Folder
Training Session Notes, 1976 34
  Folder
Training Session Materials, 1981 35
  Folder
Volunteers Lists, 1981-1983 36
  Folder
Volunteer Interviewers Lists, 1984-2000 37
  Folder
Training Class Materials, December 1987 38
  Folder
Photographs of Volunteers, 1990s 39
  Folder
Volunteer Evaluation Report, 1991 40
  Folder
Training Session Materials, 1993-2001 41
  Folder
Volunteer Training Packets, 2000 42
  BoxCassette
Training Sessions Recordings for Oral History Project I, 1968 12066-73
  Cassette
Training Sessions Recordings, 2000 74-78

Subseries  7. Moving Images, 1980-1996 

Scope and Content Notes

This subseries contains two documentary films produced by NCJW based on the first two oral history projects.

  Reel
"Bridges to History" 16mm color and sound print, 1980 1
(""Bridges to History" 16mm color and sound print," online pending)
  Reel
"Bridges to the Future" 16mm color and sound print, 1996 2
(""Bridges to the Future"" online pending)
National Council of Jewish Women's Oral History Website Project Launch, 2009 ("National Council of Jewish Women's Oral History Website Project Launch, " online pending)

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Series  XXIX. Scrapbooks and Posters, 1960-1989 

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains large scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and NCJW brochures and leaflets documenting the clubs many activities. Also included are several posters and smaller printed images promoting NCJW's many educational programs, a list of members who contributed to the Friends of the Lounge group, and a framed certificate from Hebrew University thanking the members of NCJW for their efforts to promote education in Israel.

  BoxOversize
Scrapbook, 1960-1964 1091
  Oversize
Friends of the Lounge Member List, 1950-1951 2
  BoxOversize
Scrapbook, July 1970-May 1974 1103
  Oversize
Scrapbook, June-April, 1974 4
  BoxOversize
Scrapbook, 1986-1989 1111
  BoxOversize
Posters and Matted Images Promoting NCJW Educational Programs, undated 1121
  BoxOversize
Certificate of Appreciation presented to NCJW by Hebrew University of Jerusalem for contributions to the John Dewey School of Education 1131

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Series  XXX. Oversize material 

Scope and Content Notes

This material was added to the finding aid in November 2010.

  Map-caseDrawer
 1. Picture of NCJW Day Care Center for the Elderly, 1983 71
 2. Chart depicting various Jewish groups and their scope 

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