Access and Provenance
A Finding Aid to the
Cincinnati, Ohio -- B'nai B'rith District #2 Records
Collection No. 36
ACCESS AND PROVENANCE
The RECORDS OF THE B'NAI B'RITH, DISTRICT # 2 were received as a gift from the B'nai B'rith, District Lodge # 2 (Cincinnati, Ohio), beginning in 1962. The collection has come in in numerous accessions and is considered to be an "open-ended" collection in that the Archives will continue to receive accessions on a regular basis, which reflects the on-going existence and activities of the organization. The collection is available to all users in the reading room of the American Jewish Archives.
Upon receiving the RECORDS OF THE B'NAI B'RITH, DISTRICT # 2, the American Jewish Archives assumed all property rights to the collection. Literary rights have not been dedicated to the public. Any questions concerning them or copyright should be addressed to the Director of the American Jewish Archives.
SCOPE AND CONTENT top
The records of the B'nai B'rith, District # 2 contain correspondence, financial records, membership records, reports, proceedings, committee records, minutes, constitutions, by-laws, and nearprint. The collection consists of three series:SERIES A. GENERAL FILES (1904-1976), which is the largest series, contains information on all of-the activities of District Lodge # 2. The Series reflects the district's interaction with individual lodges within its district as well as with the district's representative lodge, the Supreme Lodge, based in Washington, D.C. The Series shows the day-to-day activities of the Lodge (through the financial and membership records) while also showing the overall activities and policies of the District (through correspondence, committee minutes and information on the services rendered by the district lodge).
A. GENERAL FILES B. CONVENTIONS AND NEARPRINT C. EXTRA COPY FILES
The first forty-five boxes of Series A contain the files for the years 1904 through 1958. There is no apparant arrangement of the material within these files. Thereafter the files are arranged chronologically by fiscal years (i.e. 1957-1958, 1958-1959, etc.) and alphabetically within each year.
SERIES B. CONVENTIONS AND NEARPRINT (1911-1978) consists of the printed material produced by the District (brochures describing the District, manuals on membership recruitment, etc.), as well as correspondence, nearprint and proceedings about national and district conventions. The series is arranged chronologically.
SERIES C. EXTRA COPY FILES (1951-1957) contains copies of the material mimeographed by B'nai B'rith, District # 2. Items in this series include form letters, memoranda, lists of lodges and notices of meetings. The file is arranged chronologically.
BOX AND FOLDER LIST topBOX CONTENTS SERIES A. GENERAL FILES 1904-1958 A1 - A4 Membership records, 1929-1957 A5 Membership records, 1918-1956 Legal Documents, 1893-1951 Minutes, 1939-1950 Pueblo [Colorado] Flood Relief Loans, 1921-1927 A6 - A7 Financial Records, 1904-1957 A8 Pension, 1954 District Court, 1956 B'nai B'rith, District Lodges 1,3,4,5,6,7 and 13 [correspondence, bulletins and directories] A11 - A17 Lodges, correspondence with [alphabetical by city], 19916-1958 A-18 Lodges, correspondence with (continued) Inter-lodge activities A19 - A20 Executive Committee [correspondence and reports], 1930-1957 A21 Field Director [correspondence, reports, expense accounts], 1941-1953 A22 Armed Forces, Post World War II materials [correspondence with American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Vocational Guidance Committee, Vocational Service Bureau, Veterans Affairs Office, etc.], 1946-1956 A23 Constitutions, by-laws, handbooks and manuals, 1926-1951 A24 Leadership forums, 1951-1955 Adult Jewish education--committees and institutes, 1950-1956 Institutes on Judaism, 1950-1951 A25 - A26 Supreme Lodge [bulletins, correspondence, minutes] A27 Speakers' Bureau [correspondence, list of speakers and speeches], 1944-1957 A28 Committee on Boy Scouts of America Educational Committee [re essay contest], 1953-1955 American Jewish Conference, 1947-1948 American Jewish Committee, 1947 "Opinions," 1938-1950 Monsky [Henry] Foundation Committees A29 Committees National Jewish Monthly, 1953-1957 A30 B'nai B'rith Leo M. Levy Memorial Hospital (Hot Springs National Park), 1946-1957 National Jewish Hospital (Denver, Colorado), 1931-1948 National Home for Jewish Children (Denver, Colorado), 1948 Bellefaire Orphan Home (Cleveland, Ohio), 1942-1957 A31 Israel and Zionism [Zionist Organization of America, Martyr's Forest], 1948-1957 A32 Citizenship Committee on Americanism and Civic Affairs, 1948-1956 A33 B'nai B'rith, District #2, Bulletin, 1930; 1952-1960 A34 Deputies' report Interlodge Councils State Associations A35 Histories of B'nai B'rith, District Lodge #2 [correspondence and pamphlets], 1932-1953 A36 Women's Lodges Supreme Lodge A37 Women's Auxiliaries [alphabetical by city], 1945-1948 Awards Committee [annual reports], 1954-1957 A38 - A39 General Committee A40 Synagogue Cooperation Committee Public Relations Program Planning, 1949-1950 Publicity, 1949-1950 Religious Services A41 - A42 Anti-Defamation League [arranged by states], 1948-1955 Joint Defense Appeal, 1943 A43 Youth service and youth organizations, 1948-1957 A44 Hillel [correspondence, reports, bulletins], 1948-1957 A45 Bowling Associations Publications Small Lodges Committee Tercentary A46 Reports 1957-1958 A47 A - B A48 C - M A49 R - V 1958-1959 A - B A50 B - G A51 H - Y 1959-1960 A52 A - C A53 D - S 1960-1961 A54 A - B A55 B - L A56 M - V 1961-1962 A - B A57 B - G A58 H - Lodges (A-C) A59 Lodges (C-L) A60 Lodges (L-Z) A61 M - V 1962-1963 A - Be A62 Bn - H A63 I - S 1963-1964 A64 A - Bn A65 Bo - F A66 G - M A67 N - W 1964-1965 A - Bn A68 Bo - K A69 L - S 1965-1966 A - Bn A70 Bo - L A71 M - S 1966-1967 A72 A - Bn A73 Bo - D A74 F - I A75 J - N A76 O - S A77 S - V 1967-1968 A - Bn A78 Bo - H A79 I - K A80 Le - Lodges (A-C) A81 Lodges (C-D) A82 Lodges (E-L) A83 Lodges (M-T) A84 Lodges (W-Z) - N A85 O - S A86 S - W 1968-1969 A87 A - Bn A88 Bo - D A89 D - L A90 M - P A91 P - Y 1969-1970 A92 A - Bn A93 Br - H A94 I - M A95 N - Y 1970-1971 A96 A - B A97 C - Fund Raising A98 Fund Raising - M A99 N - T 1971-1972 A100 A - Bn A101 Bn - D A102 F - H A103 I - O A104 O - Z 1972-1973 A105 A - Bn A106 Bn - F A107 B - Le A108 Lodges - Lodges (A-C) A109 Lodges (C-E) A110 Lodges (E-M) A111 Lodges (M-S) A112 Lodtes (S-Z) - M A113 M - S A114 S - Y 1973-1974 A115 A - B A116 C - K A117 K - Lodge A118 Lodges (A-H) A119 Lodges (I-T) A120 Lodges (T-Z) - R A121 S A122 S - Y 1974-1975 A123 A - B A124 C - L A125 L - M A126 M - S A127 S - Y 1975-1976 A128 A - B A129 B - C A130 C - G A131 G - L A132 L - M A133 M - P A134 P - Y 1976-1977 A135 A - I A136 L - Y SERIES B. CONVENTIONS AND PRINTED MATERIAL B1 1911-1920; 1934-1948 B2 1949-1950 B3 1951-1952 B4 1953-1954 B5 1955 B6 1956 B7 1957 B8 1958 B9 1959 B10 1960 B11 1960-1961 B12 1961-1963 B13 1963 B14 1964 B15 1964-1968 B16 1969-1970 B17-B18 1971 B19-B20 1972 B21 1973 B22-B23 1974 B24 1975 B25-B26 1976 B27 1976-1977 B28-B29 Printed Material (Boxes B30 onward were accessioned after the writing of the Inventory.) B30 1851-1886 B31 1887-1907 B32 1907-1917 B33 1917-1926 B34 1926-1935 B35 1935-1941 B36 1941-1948 B37 1948-1963 B38 1963-1978 SERIES C. EXTRA COPY FILES C1 Sept. 1951 - June 1952 C2 June 1953 - Sept. 1953 C3 Nov. 1953 - Aug. 1954 C4 Sept. 1954 - June 1955 C5 July 1955 - May 1956 C6 June 1956 - March 1957 C7 Apr. 1957 - March 1958 C8 Apr. 1958 - Jan. 1959 C9 Jan. 1959 - Feb. 1960 C10 June 1960 - Apr. 1961 C11 March 1961 - May 1962 C12 June 1962 - June 1963 C13 July 1963 - Aug. 1964 C14 Sept. 1964 - Aug. 1965 C15 Sept. 1965 - June 1966 C16 July 1966 - May 1967 C17 June 1967 - May 1968 C18 June 1968 - June 1969 C19 July 1969 - Sept. 1970 C20 Oct. 1970 - Oct. 1971 C21 Nov. 1971 - Dec. 1972 C22 Jan. 1973 - Feb. 1974 C23 Mar. 1974 - July 1975 C24 Aug. 1975 - Nov. 1976 C25 Dec. 1976 - May 1977 C26 Miscellaneous Photographs
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