American Jewish Committee Records, 1917-1987 (bulk 1933-1984)

Consists of American Jewish Committee (AJC) records from 1917-1987. Records from many divisions of the AJC including the Domestic Affairs Department (DAD), Intergroup Relations and Social Action Department (IRSA), Civil Rights and Social Action Department (CRSA), Education and Training... Full description

Creator: American Jewish Committee
Availability: Marcus Repository
Call Number(s): MS-780
Language: English
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Summary: Consists of American Jewish Committee (AJC) records from 1917-1987. Records from many divisions of the AJC including the Domestic Affairs Department (DAD), Intergroup Relations and Social Action Department (IRSA), Civil Rights and Social Action Department (CRSA), Education and Training Department, and Information and Research Services are represented, as well as, general administrative documents
Physical Description: 285.42 linear feet (227.5 record cartons and 2.5 Hollinger boxes)
The American Jewish Committee Archives provides access to digitized collections on its website. Some material from this collection may be duplicated there.
History:

On Saturday evening, February 3, 1906, a group of thirty-four American Jews, mostly from the German Jewish elite of New York City, met there to establish a national Jewish defense organization in response to pogroms that ravaged czarist Russia at the turn of the 20th century. This meeting led to the formation of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), which adopted the mission "to prevent the infraction of the civil and religious rights of Jews in any part of the world" and "to enhance the well being of Israel and the Jewish people worldwide, and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United State and around the world."

Arrangement: This collection is arranged in 7 series: Series A. Administration. 1917, 1933-1967.; Series B. Executive Papers. 1933-1963.; Series C. Intregroup and Social Action Department. 1939-1980.; Series D. Domestic Affairs Office. 1955-1984.; Series E. Civil Rights and Social Action Department. 1941-1976.; Series F. Education and Training Department. 1958-1971.; Series G. Information and Research Services. 1947-1987.; Series G. Information and Research Services. 1947-1987.
Provenance: Boneili, Charlotte; New York, N.Y.; Gift; August 2009.

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