A Finding Aid to the
Emma Lazarus Federation of Jewish Women's Clubs Records
Collection No. 583
The Records of the EMMA LAZARUS FEDERATION OF JEWISH WOMEN'S CLUBS were donated to the American Jewish Archives by the Emma Lazarus Federation of Jewish Women's Clubs, New York, N.Y., in May and June, 1989. The records are open to all researchers. The original collection is available in the reading room of the American Jewish Archives. All literary rights to materials are held by individual authors or his/her heirs. Questions concerning rights should be addressed to the Administrative Director of the American Jewish Archives.
INSTITUTIONAL SKETCH top
In 1951 at the Third National Convention of the Emma Lazarus Division of the Jewish People's Fraternal Order-IWO (ELD-JPFO) members voted to split away from the parent organization (JPFO) they had outgrown. They named the new organization the EMMA LAZARUS FEDERATION OF JEWISH WOMEN'S CLUBS (ELF). ELD-JPFO had its beginnings in the United Council of Working Class Housewives which later became the Progressive Women's Council. The latter organization merged with the IWO to become its women's division. Many founding members of ELF had been active members of one or more of these organizations. The ELF was founded in the aftermath of World War II. American Jews reacted to the tragedy of the Holocaust with a desire to search for their Jewish identity and prevent future anti-semitic acts and war by promoting Jewish culture and the country as a whole. Inspired by the American Jewish poet, Emma Lazarus, the stated purpose of ELF was to discourage prejudice and promote equality for all ethnic groups in the United States. The Emmas proposed to achieve this purpose by following their "5-Point-Program," which included: 1) Jewish culture and education, 2) child welfare and education, 3) anti-semitism and discrimination, 4) aid to Jews in other lands and 5) civic action in interests of home and family. Cultural and educational programs were important activities for the Emmas during the 38 year existence of the organization. Popular projects included donations to libraries of books pertaining to Jewish and African-American subjects. Study groups in individual clubs employed discussion outlines produced by the national office on a variety of subjects. And cultural programs were often held to honor Jewish, African-American, and other American notables or events. A number of projects to aid Jews (and non-Jews) in other countries were supported by ELF, beginning with the establishment of a day care center in Israel named for Emma Lazarus. Countries to which the organization sent aid included Israel, France, and Vietnam. During the organization's existence members participated in demonstrations, rallies, letter-writing campaigns, petition drives and other civic activities to promote civil rights (for Jews and all Americans) and to protect the health and welfare of the home and the family. ELF was a national organization with affiliated clubs in many cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Chicago. Members included immigrants who actively participated in labor union and women's rights struggles during the first half of the 20th century, notably Clara Lemlich Shavelson, who inspired the Shirtwaist Makers Strike of 1909 in New York City. When ELF was founded in 1951 its Executive Director, June Gordon, was 50 years old. She served in the same capacity until her death in 1967. By that time many other members, especially the leaders, of the organization were senior citizens. Rose Raynes (at age 64) was appointed as second Executive Director. Her title was later changed to President, but she continued as the executive officer of the organization until its demise in 1989. For several years ELF had been losing membership and club support; so, after 38 years of civic and cultural service, the remaining members decided to disband and send the organizational files to the American Jewish Archives.SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE top
The Records of the EMMA LAZARUS FEDERATION OF JEWISH WOMEN'S CLUBS consist of materials generated or collected by the organization during its existence from 1951 to 1989 and describes the activities and interests of its membership. The collection includes a small amount of material from the organization's predecessor, the ELD-JPFO, dated 1944 to 1951, and scattered articles concerning women's history from 1921 and 1940. The span dates for the collection are 1921-1989, with the bulk of the material dated in the late 1950s to early 1980s. The collection includes material received from clubs in other parts of the country, notably Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, and many New Jersey communities. However, unless the geographic origin is specified, the majority of items originated at the national office in New York City or one of the clubs in the New York metropolitan area (Bronx or Brooklyn). Subjects dealt with in the collection include: child welfare, Jewish culture, education, American Jewish history, Emma Lazarus, the Statue of Liberty, immigration, Ernestine Rose, women's rights, civil rights, genocide, anti-semitism, racism, Jewish-Black relations, legislation, consumer's rights, labor unions, rights of foreign-born Americans, and relief. The Records are divided into seven series reflecting the interests and activities of the organization: SERIES A. CORRESPONDENCE AND INTERNAL ADMINISTRATION (1944-1989) consists of 8 boxes (3.2 ft.) containing administrative papers such as minutes, correspondence, newsletters, financial records and history of the organization. Included are papers of national leaders (June Gordon, Leah Nelson, and Rose Raynes); materials regarding affiliate clubs (correspondence, minutes, and miscellaneous); minutes of the National Board (originally named the National Council) and National Staff meetings; and materials from national conferences. SERIES B. CULTURAL COMMITTEE (1921, 1944-1989) consists of 5 boxes (2.0 ft.) containing correspondence, articles, minutes, speeches, discussion outlines, plays, and miscellaneous related to the cultural and educational activities of the Emma Lazarus Federation. Included in this series are articles and speeches by Miriam Silver (National Cultural Director from the mid-1970s until 1989), discussion outlines written by the national staff for use by individual clubs, plays presented by various clubs and other materials regarding cultural programs and entertainment. Other subjects include Emma Lazarus, the Statue of Liberty, the American Museum of Immigration, and Ernestine Rose. Although the majority of material in the series dates from the mid-1950s to the mid-1980s, a few Emma Lazarus and Ernestine Rose articles pre-date 1951. (NOTE: Also see one cassette tape recording of the memorial meeting held in New York City on October 24, 1982 for Clara Lemlich Shavelson, trade union activist and founding member of the Emma Lazarus Federation, AJA Tape Recording No. C-1338.) SERIES C. CIVIL RIGHTS COMMITTEE (1951-1986) consists of 3 boxes (1.2 ft.) containing correspondence, articles and miscellaneous regarding civil rights and human rights activities of the Emma Lazarus Federation. Subjects include genocide, McCarthyism, rights of foreign-born Americans, Ku Klux Klan, African-American history, desegregation, housing discrimination, and criminal code reform. SERIES D. WOMEN'S RIGHTS (1940-1988) consists of 2 boxes (0.8 ft.) containing correspondence, articles and miscellaneous materials pertaining to women's rights activities of the Emma Lazarus Federation. Subjects include women's history (a few articles pre-date 1951) and the status of women. The majority of material pertains to International Women's Day/Year activities and various women's organizations. SERIES E. CONSUMER AFFAIRS, ISRAEL AND PEACE (1951-1984) consists of 2 boxes (0.8 ft.) containing correspondence, articles, publications, and miscellaneous relating to Emma Lazarus Federation activities for consumer rights, Israel, and world peace. Subjects include day care centers in New York and Israel, relief for Israel and Vietnam, Jewish war orphans in France, nuclear war protest, Vietnam war protest, Israel and the Mideast, German rearmament, health service, inflation and unemployment, senior citizens, and fair housing practices. SERIES F. MISCELLANEOUS (1966 and n.d.) consists of one-half box (0.2 ft.) containing 2 wooden plaques and 2 decorative ceramic tiles pertaining to Emma Lazarus, the Statue of Liberty and Jewish-Black relations (NAACP membership certificate). SERIES G. PHOTOGRAPHS (1945-1978 and n.d.) consists of 1 box (0.4 ft.) of photographic prints. The majority of photographs are in black and white. Subjects include the Emma Lazarus Division of the JPFO-IWO; people and activities of the Emma Lazarus Federation in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami; American Jewish history; labor history; Emma Lazarus; Ernestine Rose; genocide and denaturalization petitions; anti-semitism; Jewish-Black relations; civil rights; protest marches; day care centers and French orphans; and German rearmament. (NOTE: One oversize photographic print and 35 slides are located in the AJA Flat File and AJA Slide Collection respectively. See Box and Folder list for specific information.) SERIES LIST A. CORRESPONDENCE AND INTERNAL ADMINISTRATION, 1944-1989 1. Constitution and bylaws, 1947-1964 2. President's/Executive Director's papers, 1953-1984 3. History of Emma Lazarus Federation and predecessor, Emma Lazarus Division of JPFO-IWO, 1944-1989 4. General correspondence, 1951-1989 5. Emma Lazarus clubs (correspondence, minutes and misc.- alphabetical by state), 1951-1988 6. Minutes of National Board and Staff meetings, 1951-1989 7. Conference materials (chronological order by conference date), 1951-1980 8. Membership and publicity, 1951-1964 9. Bulletins, 1952-1983 10. Financial bulletins and records, 1951-1964 B. CULTURAL COMMITTEE, 1921, 1944-1989 1. Minutes and mailings, 1961-1976 2. Miriam Silver (speeches and articles), 1968-1985 3. Study outlines and speakers guides, 1953-1985 4. Plays and entertainment, 1953-1986 and n.d. 5. Publications, books, and libraries, 1951-1988 6. New Year's cards (orders and misc.), 1974 7. Miscellaneous anniversary observances, 1951-1982 8. American Jewish cultural organizations, 1958-1986 9. Emma Lazarus and Statue of Liberty, 1921, 1949-1989 10. Ernestine Rose, 1944-1981 C. CIVIL RIGHTS COMMITTEE, 1951-1986 1. Human rights and genocide convention, 1951-1986 2. Warsaw Ghetto anniversaries and the Holocaust, 1954-1986 3. Anti-semitism and neo-nazism, 1956-1984 4. Immigration and deportation, 1952-1977 5. Racism and discrimination (Negro rights), 1952-1984 6. Legislative Committee, 1959-1984 D. WOMEN'S RIGHTS, 1940-1988 1. General, 1940-1985 2. International Women's Day/Year, 1963-1987 3. Women's organizations, 1952-1988 E. CONSUMER AFFAIRS, ISRAEL AND PEACE, 1951-1984 1. Consumer affairs - general and organizations, 1951-1984 2. Child welfare and relief, 1952-1983 3. Environmental organizations, 1974, 1981 4. World Peace a. Mother's Day, 1953-1973 b. Miscellaneous, 1951-1980 c. Israel, 1965-1981 d. Peace organizations, 1961-1984 F. MISCELLANEOUS (wooden plaques and ceramic tiles), 1966 and n.d. G. PHOTOGRAPHS, 1945-1978 and n.d.
BOX AND FOLDER LISTING top
Box Folder Contents SERIES A. CORRESPONDENCE AND INTERNAL ADMINISTRATION Sub-series 1. Constitution and bylaws 1 1 Emma Lazarus Division of the Jewish People's Fraternal Order-International Worker's Union (JPFO-IWO), 1947 2 Drafts and final copy, 1951 3 Revision of constitution and bylaws at 5th national convention, 1964 Sub-series 2. President's/Executive Director's papers a. June C. Gordon (1901-1967, founder and 1st Executive Director from 1951-1967) [also see photos in Folders 22/2-3] 4 (And family) speeches, play and miscellaneous, 1953-1979 5 Memorial meeting - correspondence and miscellaneous, 1967 6 Monument unveiling - correspondence and miscellaneous, 1967 7 Dedication to June Gordon by Miriam Silver for 4th edition of Emma Lazarus book, 1978 b. Leah Nelson (President, 1960s) 8 Draft articles, speeches and correspondence, 1961-1970 c. Rose Raynes (Executive Director, 1967-1976, and President, 1976-1989) [also see photos in Folder 22/4] 9 Notes, remarks and speeches, 1963-1984 10 Biographical tribute by Miriam Silver on Raynes' 80th birthday, 1983 Sub-series 3. History of Emma Lazarus Federation (ELF) 11 Articles and speeches, 1978-1989 12 History of Emma Lazarus Division of JPFO-IWO - speech and miscellaneous, 1944-1949 [also see photos in Folder 22/1] Sub-series 4. General Correspondence 13 American Jewish Archives, 1976-1989 14 Miscellaneous correspondence, 1951-1987 15 Action letters to clubs and National Board, 1952-1988 Sub-series 5. Emma Lazarus Clubs (correspondence and miscellaneous, alphabetical by state) California 2 1 1974 2 1982-1983 3 San Francisco club, 1974 Los Angeles City Committee Correspondence 4 1967-1974 5 1974-1976 6 1977-1979 7 1980-1981 8 1982-1983 Minutes 9 1973-1974 10 1975-1983 11 Los Angeles clubs - activities, 1953-1980 [also see photos in Folder 22/5] Florida 3 1 1961-1974 2 Miami club court case, N, 1960-Ja, 1961 3 Miami clubs, 1982-1983 [also see photos of Miami and Miami Beach clubs in Folder 22/6] Illinois 4 Illinois Council, 1982-1983 5 Chicago Council, 1973-1974 6 Chicago clubs activities, 1951-1973 [also see photos of Chicago club activities in Folder 22/7] Massachusetts 7 1974 8 Greater Boston Council, 1959-1960 9 Activities, 1951-1963 Michigan 10 Detroit club, 1974 New Jersey 11 1982-1983 12 Lakewood club, 1974 13 Newark club, 1974-1975 14 Paterson club, 1974 15 Toms River club, 1973-1974 New York 16 Bronx Council - correspondence and activities, 1959-1983 [also see photos of Bronx and Brooklyn clubs in Folder 22/8] 17 Brooklyn Council - correspondence and miscellaneous, 1965-1980 18 Brooklyn Conference - proposed resolutions, Ja 31, 1970 19 Brower Park club, 1958-1960 New York City Committee Minutes 4 1 1976-1978 2 1979-1980 3 1981-1982 4 1983-1984 5 1985-1988 Executive minutes 6 1976-1979 7 1980-1983 Sub-series 6. Minutes of National Board Meetings 8 National Council (National Board), 1951 9 Eastern Seaboard Meetings of Board, 1956-1960 10 National Executive Committee, 1967-1977 11 National Board minutes, 1964-1973 National Executive Board minutes 5 1 1975-1977 2 1978-1979 3 1980-1981 4 1982-1983 5 1984-1985 6 1986-1989 7 National Staff (Resident Board) - notices of meetings, 1961 National Staff minutes 8 1967-1970 9 1971 10 1972 11 1973 12 1974-1975 Sub-series 7. Conference Materials (in chronological order by conference date) 6 1 3rd National Convention of Emma Lazarus Division of JPFO-IWO and 1st National Convention of ELF - minutes, Ja 20-21, 1951 2nd National Convention (held on O 22-23, 1955) 2 Minutes, talks, reports, O 22-23, 1955 3 Resolutions, constitution and nominating committees, O, 1955 4 Preparations, 1955 5 3rd National Convention (held on N 6-8, 1959), 1958-1959 6 4th National Convention (held on N 3-5, 1961), 1960-1961 7 5th National Convention (held on Je 12-14, 1964), 1964 6th National Convention (held on S 15-17, 1967) 8 Form letters and schedule, 1967 9 Speeches, reports and resolutions, 1967 10 Reservations and banquet, 1967 11 Delegates, correspondence and miscellaneous, 1967 12 Exhibit materials, 1965-1967 7 1 National Leadership Conference, O 4-6, 1969 2 National Leadership Conference, O 30, 1971 3 National Leadership Conference - statement, O 18, 1972 7th National Convention (held on N 14-16, 1975) 4 Correspondence and form letters, 1971, 1975 5 Proceedings, schedules and resolutions, 1975 6 Speeches and reports, 1975 7 Citation for charter members, 1975 8 Delegates, reservations and pre-convention discussions, 1975 9 National Leadership Conference, N 21-22, 1980 Sub-series 8. Membership and Publicity 8 1 Membership brochures, 1954 and undated 2 Essay, "Why I Joined the Emma Lazarus Club," by Ida Good, Chicago, Ill. [won 1st prize in Chicago Essay Contest, see article in The Lamp, O, 1958 in Folder 8/6], 1958 3 Calendar of Events, 1951-1984 4 Press releases, 1952-1970 Sub-series 9. Bulletins The Lamp 5 Bulletins, 1952-1955 6 Bulletins, 1957-1960 Federation Bulletin 7 Bulletins, Mr 1970-N 1982 8 Correspondence, articles and form letters, 1971-1978 9 Correspondence and articles, 1982-1983 Sub-series 10. Financial bulletins and records 10 Financial Secretary's bulletins [form letters], 1951-1956 11 Financial report, 1962 12 Correspondence re: excise tax on meeting at Cooper Union sponsored by Emma Lazarus New York Clubs on D 14, 1963, 1963-1964 SERIES B. CULTURAL COMMITTEE Sub-series 1. Minutes, Mailings and Activities 9 1 1961-1976 Sub-series 2. Miriam Silver (National Cultural Director, 1970s-1980s) 2 Speeches and articles, 1968-1985 Sub-series 3. Study Outlines and Speaker's Guides 3 Women - American history, status, International Women's Day, and Mother's Day, 1953-1972 4 U.S. Bicentennial and Civil War Centennial, 1962, 1976 5 American Jewish Tercentenary, 1954-1955 6 Famous American Jewish women (Emma Lazarus, Ernestine Rose, Sophie Irene Loeb, Lillian Wald, Rebecca Gratz), 1959-1985 7 American Jewish artist, Ben Shahn, 1979 8 Yiddish writers (Sholem Aleichem, Itzhak Leib Peretz, David Edelshtat) and modern Yiddish literature, 1965-1982 9 Purim and Hanukkah, 1982-1983 10 Holocaust and Warsaw Ghetto, 1951-1982 11 Israel, 1952 12 Anti-semitism and Civil Rights, 1952-1975 13 Black History Month, 1980-1984 14 Child care centers, legislation and leadership in clubs, 1957-1984 Sub-series 4. Plays and Entertainment [also see Folders 1/4, 11/13-14, 13/9-10] 15 Play, "The Golden Lamp," Ja 17, 1953 16 Plays and related correspondence re: American Jewish Tercentenary ("Road to Freedom," "300 Years," "Bread and Roses," "Bread and Roses, Too"), 1954-1955 [also see photos in Folder 22/9] 17 Three plays from Chicago club and one play from Los Angeles clubs, 1953-1972 18 Miscellaneous plays, undated 19 Entertainers and speakers, 1974-1986 20 Song sheets for group singing, undated 21 Penn Dutch Tour, My 11, 1974 22 Projected tour of Gracie Mansion, 1983 Sub-series 5. Publications, Books and Libraries 23 Jewish Book Month and gifts to libraries, 1951-1965 24 Books sponsored by the Emma Lazarus Federation, 1955-1968 [also see photos in Folder 22/10] 25 Yiddish publications, 1967-1969 and undated 26 Treatment of minorities in textbooks and educational programs, 1961-1977 27 Special libraries re: Jewry, women and presidents, 1974-1977 10 1 Jewish Currents - correspondence and miscellaneous, 1967-1988 Sub-series 6. New Year's Cards (orders and miscellaneous) 2 1974 Sub-series 7. Miscellaneous Anniversary Observances 3 [ELF] 30th anniversary affair, Ap 11, 1981 [also see photo in Folder 22/11] 4 Civil War Centennial Commission, 1959-1961 5 Civil War Pictorial Panel, 1961-1976 [also see photo in folder 22/12] 6 Radio broadcast by Mollie Ilson in Miami, Florida, re: Civil War, F 11, 1962 7 Itzhak Leib Peretz - 100th anniversary of birth, 1951 8 Franklin D. Roosevelt - 10th anniversary of death, 1955 9 Morris Rosenfeld - 100th anniversary of birth (YIVO Exhibition Catalogs), 1962 10 Clara Lemlich Shavelson memorial meeting, O 24, 1982 [also see AJA Tape Recording No. C-1338 for oral record of the Clara Lemlich Shavelson memorial meeting held in New York City, O 24, 1982] 11 Clara Lemlich Shavelson in painting by Philip Reisman, 1980-1982 [also see article in The Lamp, v. 3, no. 2, in Folder 8/5 and see photo in Folder 22/13 and AJA Slide Nos. 895-896] 12 Lillian Wald (Hall of Fame for Great Americans, New York University, New York, N.Y.), S 12, 1971 Sub-series 8. American Jewish Cultural Organizations 13 Survey, The Jewish Communities of the World, by Institute of Jewish Affairs, World Jewish Congress, New York, N.Y., 1958 14 American Jewish Organizations Directory, 1969 Organizations 15 Bensonhurst Fraternal Society, undated 16 Jewish Cultural Clubs and Societies, 1975-1976 17 Camp Kinderland, 1984-1985 18 National Foundation for Jewish Culture - bulletins, 1962-1964 19 YKUF (Yiddisher Kultur Farband), 1974-1982 20 The Chaim Zhitlowsky Foundation Inc. for Secular Jewish Education, 1975-1981 21 Miscellaneous Jewish Organizations, 1971-1986 Sub-series 9. Emma Lazarus and Statue of Liberty 11 1 Biographical sketches and speeches, 1921, 1965-1981 [also see photos in Folder 22/14] 2 Articles and illustrations, 1949-1986 3 National Essay Contest, 1950 Morris U. Schappes 4 Speeches and articles, 1949, 1967 and undated 5 Book, The Letters of Emma Lazarus, 1868-1885, by Schappes, 1949 Book, Emma Lazarus: Selections from her Poetry and Prose by Schappes 6 Book orders and bills, 1967-1975 7 1st edition, 1967 8 5th edition (1983), 1981-1986 9 "Meet the Author" afternoon, O 29, 1983 Cultural programs and anniversary tributes to Emma Lazarus 10 Centennial of Emma Lazarus' birth (Emma Lazarus Division of JPFO-IWO), 1949 11 70th anniversary of Emma Lazarus' death, 1957 12 75th and 83rd anniversaries of Emma Lazarus' death, 1962 and 1970 13 Re: play, "Emma Lazarus - Woman of Valor," correspondence, D, 1972 14 125th anniversary of Emma Lazarus' birth, program with play, D 14, 1974 15 Commemorative Committee (memorials and postage stamp), 1958-1988 [see photos in Folders 22/14-15] 16 Petition for Emma Lazarus commemorative postage stamp, 1959 17 Battery Park memorial (Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations), 1955 18 Battery Park memorial and Emma Lazarus Promenade, 1985-1989 Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University 12 1 Nominations for Emma Lazarus and Ernestine Rose - correspondence and miscellaneous, 1960-1976 2 Addresses for campaign to nominate Emma Lazarus, 1972-1973 3 Replies to nomination campaign, 1973 4 Replies to nomination campaign, 1976 Statue of Liberty 5 History, 1965 6 Correspondence and articles re: Channel 13 program aired O 27, 1985, 1985-1986 Liberty Island outings [annual tributes to Emma Lazarus] [also see photos in Folder 22/15] 7 1949-1977 8 1978-1981 9 1982-1984 10 annual tributes to Emma Lazarus, 1985-1986 11 Jewish Historical Society of New York, Inc. (includes outing to Liberty Island, S 17, 1978), 1978-1980 American Museum of Immigration 13 1 1954-1981 [also see photos in Folder 22/16] 2 Term papers re: American Museum of Immigration and Emma Lazarus [from history class taught by Morris U. Schappes?], 1973 3 Statue of Liberty - restoration and centennial, 1982-1986 Sub-series 10. Ernestine Rose 4 [Biographical] research and quotes, 1944-1959 [also see photo in Folder 22/17] 5 Commemorative postage stamp, 1959-1960 [also see Folders 11/15-16] 6 Memorial resolution by Illinois House of Representatives, My 9, 1961 7 Nomination to Women's Hall of Fame, Inc., Seneca Falls, N.Y., 1970 8 Correspondence and miscellaneous re: biography, Ernestine Rose and the Battle for Human Rights, by Yuri Suhl (1959), 1953-1981 [also see photo in Folder 22/17] Play, "Ernestine Rose," by Anne Allan 9 Script and miscellaneous, 1972 10 Ernestine Rose concert and play, Mr 25, 1973 11 Script for radio broadcast, "Ernestine Rose: Champion of Human Rights," by Virginia Mazer, 1975 SERIES C. CIVIL RIGHTS COMMITTEE Sub-series 1. Human Rights and Genocide Convention 14 1 Brotherhood Month/Week - speaker's guides and miscellaneous, 1951-1968 2 White House Conference, "To Fulfill These Rights," Je 1-2, 1966 3 Methodist Federation For Social Action, 1974-1977 4 United Nations Association, 1965-1969 5 Ad Hoc Committee on the Human Rights and Genocide Treaties, 1965-1973 Ratification of Genocide Treaty 6 Petitions, 1951-1969 7 National delegation with petitions, Washington D.C., Mr 17, 1969 [see photo in Folder 22/19 and AJA Slide Nos. 897-905] 8 Correspondence with U.S. Senators, 1963-1977 9 Miscellaneous, 1962-1986 Sub-series 2. Warsaw Ghetto Anniversaries and the Holocaust Warsaw Ghetto 15 1 Outlines and reports by Mollie Goldstein, 1961-1979 2 Miscellaneous, 1954-1986 3 Commemorative Committee, 1973-1984 4 Philadelphia Coordinating Council on the Holocaust, 1978-1980 Sub-series 3. Anti-Semitism and Neo-Nazism 5 Miscellaneous, 1956-1981 6 Committee Against Nazism and Anti-Semitism, 1962-1964 7 Morris Kominsky - correspondence re: neo-nazism, 1970 8 Simon Wiesenthal Center, 1981-1984 9 Committee for Jews of Poland - anti-semitism in Poland, 1968-1969 Sub-series 4. Immigration and deportation 10 Walter-McCarran Immigration Act and statute of limitations on deportation, 1952-1962 [also see photo in Folder 22/20] 11 American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born, 1967-1977 Sub-series 5. Racism and Discrimination (including Negro rights) 12 Housing discrimination (Sharkey-Brown-Isaacs bill), 1957 13 Desegregation of schools, 1955-1958, 1970 14 Community Control of schools (decentralization), 1969 Civil Rights organizations 15 Chile Solidarity Committee, 1974-1977 16 Committee for Puerto Rican Decolonization, 1974 17 Key Women, Incorporated - 11th annual luncheon, honoring Mrs. Rosa L. Parks, N 7, 1965 [also see photo in AJA Flat File under Emma Lazarus Federation] 18 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1962-1981 19 Sojourners for Truth and Justice, 1952 [also see photos in Folder 22/22] 20 Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and Martin Luther King, 1958-1981 21 Southern Conference Education Fund (SCEF), 1962-1974 22 Southern Poverty Law Center (Klanwatch Project), 1981-1984 23 Miscellaneous materials re: civil rights, racism, Black politics, Jewish-Black relations, 1960s-1970s [also see photos in Folders 22/21-22/27] Sub-series 6. Legislative Committee Legislative correspondence 16 1 1959-1977 2 1978-1982 3 Legislative miscellaneous, 1974-1978 4 Senate Bill S.1 [and successors re: criminal code reform], 1975-1978 5 Congressional Record excerpts, 1969 Senators and Congresswomen 6 Bella Abzug, U.S. Congresswoman, 1974-1976 7 Elizabeth Holtzman, U.S. Congresswoman, 1977-1979 8 Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. Senator, 1980-1981 Legislative organizations and issues 9 Amnesty organizations, 1976-1977 10 Task Force on Prison Reform, 1968,1973 11 National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, 1973-1984 12 Wilmington 10, 1976-1978 13 National Legal Defense Fund (formerly Angela Davis Legal Defense Fund), 1970 and undated 14 San Quentin Six Defense Committee, 1974-1975 15 New York State Executive Department Office for the Aging, 1971-1976 SERIES D. WOMEN'S RIGHTS Sub-series 1. General 17 1 Research notes on women (historic and miscellaneous articles), 1940-1985 and undated 2 50th anniversary celebration of women's right to vote (19th Amendment), O 25, 1970 3 Status of women - miscellaneous reports, 1960-1985 4 Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), 1970-1981 Sub-series 2. International Women's Day/International Women's Year (IWD/IWY) 5 World Congress of Women, Moscow, 1963 6 IWD, 1967 7 IWY - preparatory coalition, 1975 8 IWY/IWD, 1974-1975 9 World Conference of International Women's Year (United Nations), Mexico City, 1975 10 World Congress for Women, Berlin, 1975 11 IWD, 1976 12 IWD and June Gordon Memorial, Mr 19, 1977 13 New York State Women's Meeting re: IWY, 1977 International Women's Day observances 14 1978 15 Mr 15, 1980 16 Mr 20, 1982 18 1 Mr 27, 1983 2 Mr 24, 1984 3 1985 4 1986 5 1987 Sub-series 3. Women's Organizations 6 List of National Jewish Women's Organizations from American Jewish Yearbook, 1974-1975 Organizations (in alphabetical order) 7 American Jewish Congress National Women's Division - correspondence and miscellaneous, 1955-1975 8 League of Women Voters, 1970-1987 9 National Council of Jewish Women, 1952-1969 10 National Council of Negro Women, 1969-1970 11 National Organization of Women (NOW), 1973-1982 12 New York City Council Committee on Women (Miriam Friedlander), 1983-1987 13 New York State Coalition of the Concerned for Older Americans (COCOA) - Conference on Midlife and Older Women, 1983 14 Women for Racial and Economic Equality (WREE), 1977-1984 15 Women Strike for Peace, 1962-1979 16 Women United for Action, 1972-1980 17 Women United for New York, 1975 18 Women's International Democratic Federation's (WIDF) review, Women of the Whole World, 1971-1979 19 1 Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), 1966-1984 2 Women's National Loyal League and award to Daisy Bates, 1961, 1963 3 Miscellaneous women's organizations and publications, 1958-1988 SERIES E. CONSUMER AFFAIRS, ISRAEL AND PEACE Sub-series 1. Consumer Affairs - General and Organizations 4 Consumer Affairs - general, 1951-1976 5 National Health Security Bill (Kennedy-Corman Bill, S3-HR21), 1978 6 National Health Service Act, 1983 7 J. P. Stevens boycott, 1977-1978 8 AFL-CIO Solidarity Day Demonstration, Washington, D.C., S 19, 1981 Consumer rights organizations 9 Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), 1974 10 Congress of Senior Citizens of Greater New York, 1978-1984 11 District 65 (UAW AFL-CIO), 1983 12 Infant Formula Action Coalition (INFACT - Nestle boycott), 1984 13 National Council of Senior Citizens - 17th Constitutional Convention, Je 28-30, 1984 14 New York Coalition to Fight Inflation and Unemployment [renamed National Coalition for Economic Justice (NCEJ) in 1977], 1974-1980 15 New York Metropolitan Council on Housing, 1977-1984 16 United Farm Workers, 1975-1981 Sub-series 2. Child Welfare and Relief 20 1 Children's Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1960 2 First Step Day Care Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1972-1973 [also see photo in Folder 22/28] Israel Emma Lazarus Day Nursery, Tel Aviv, Israel [also see photos in Folder 22/29] 3 Outline and miscellaneous, 1964-1983 4 Correspondence, 1953-1960 5 Correspondence re: contributions, 1967-1974 6 American Red Magen David for Israel - correspondence and miscellaneous re: contributions, 1954-1976 7 Miscellaneous relief and child welfare, 1969-1978 8 Central Children's Committee, Paris, France - correspondence re: Jewish war orphans, 1952-1980 [also see photos in Folder 22/30] Vietnam 9 Friendshipment: People-to-People Aid to Vietnam, 1975-1978 10 Bach Mai Hospital Relief Fund (and other medical aid for Vietnam), 1973-1975 Sub-series 3. Environmental Organizations 11 Magnolia Tree Earth Center of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Inc., New York, N.Y., 1981 12 Friends of the Earth, 1974 Sub-series 4. World Peace 13 Mother's Day - discussion outlines and miscellaneous, 1953-1973 14 Mothers March for Freedom and Peace, 1960 15 Peace - miscellaneous, 1951-1980 [also see photos in Folder 22/31] 16 Israel, 1965-1981 Peace organizations (in alphabetical order) 17 League of the German Democratic Republic for Friendship Among the Peoples, Berlin, 1962-1964 18 Japan Council Against A-H Bomb, 1961-1962 19 New Jewish Agenda, 1980-1984 20 New York Mobilization for Survival, 1983-1984 21 Peace Council of the German Democratic Republic - newsletters, 1963-1964 22 Physicians for Social Responsibility, 1984 23 SANE, 1960-1984 21 1 Shorefront Peace Committee, 1983-1984 2 Sukkat Shalom/Shelter of Peace, 1984 3 Vietnam Peace Parade Committee and miscellaneous re: Vietnam, 1965-1980 SERIES F. MISCELLANEOUS (wooden plaques and ceramic tiles). 4 Wooden plaque - Certificate of Life Membership for the Bronx Council of Emma Lazarus Jewish Women's Clubs in the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), 1966 5 Wooden plaque - inscribed with excerpt of Emma Lazarus' poem, "The Great Colossus" (the Statue of Liberty poem), n.d. 6 Two decorative ceramic tiles depicting the Statue of Liberty, n.d. SERIES G. PHOTOGRAPHS AND ILLUSTRATIONS 22 1 Emma Lazarus Division JPFO, 1945-1951 and n.d. Executive Directors of ELF 2 June Gordon, 1951 and n.d. 3 Newspaper cut of June Gordon (metal plate on wood), n.d. 4 Rose Raynes, 1951 and n.d. Club Activities 5 California - Los Angeles clubs, 1952-1955 and n.d. 6 Florida - Miami and Miami Beach clubs, 1959-1969 7 Illinois - Chicago clubs, 1963 and n.d. 8 New York - Bronx and Brooklyn clubs, 1953-1960s and n.d. National Cultural Activities 9 American Jewish Tercentenary program, "Road to Freedom," performed by Bronx, N.Y., clubs, 1954 [also see Folder 9/16] 10 Presentations of books to libraries, 1951-1968 11 30th anniversary [of ELF] affair, Ap 11, 1981 12 Civil War Pictorial Panel, 1962-1976 13 Clara Lemlich Shavelson depicted in painting, "The Turning Point - The Panorama of the Garment Industry, 1909- 1911," by Philip Reisman, 1954 [also see article in The Lamp, v. 3, no. 2 in Folder 9/5; Folder 10/11; and AJA Slide Nos. 895-896] NOTE: See AJA Tape Recording No. C-1338 for oral record of the memorial meeting for Clara Lemlich Shavelson, trade union activist, sponsored by ELF. New York, N.Y. O 24, 1982. 14 Emma Lazarus and memorials to her memory, 1967-1970 and n.d. [also see letter, Beverly Kolodny to Rose Raynes N-D, 1969, in Folder 11/15] 15 Statue of Liberty outings and Emma Lazarus memorial celebrations, 1955-1980 16 American Museum of Immigration, 1957 17 Ernestine Rose, [1857?] 18 Yuri Suhl - author of Ernestine Rose and the Battle for Human Rights at author meets the people program, My 15, 1957 [also see article in The Lamp, O, 1957, in Folder 9/6] Civil Rights Activities 19 Genocide petitions, 1963-1966 [also see Folder 14/6] NOTE: See AJA Slide Nos. 897-905 for presentation of petitions for ratification of United Nations Genocide and Human Rights Treaties to United States Senate, Washington, D.C. March 17-18, 1969. [also see Folder 14/7] 20 Petitions for statute of limitations on deportation and denaturalization (amendment to Walter-McCarran Immigration Act), Ap, 1962 [also see Folder 15/10] 21 Picketing anti-semitic film, "Oliver Twist," 1951 22 Unity luncheon with the Sojourners for Truth and Justice, Mr 23, 1952 [also see Folder 15/19] NOTE: See AJA Flat File under Emma Lazarus Federation of Jewish Women's Clubs for photograph of llth annual luncheon given by Key Women, Incorporated honoring Mrs. Rosa L. Parks, civil rights activist. New York, N.Y. N 7, 1965. [also see Folder 15/17] 23 Black History and the Civil War - printed pictures of people and memorials, n.d. 24 NAACP Life Membership presentation at Convention Dinner, N 4, 1961 [also see Folder 21/4] 25 Daisy Bates award banquet (Negro Rights), My 7, 1961 26 Food collection project to aid Mississippi Civil Rights movement, Bronx, N.Y., 1956 27 Civil Rights activities, miscellaneous, 1954 and n.d. [also see Folder 15/23] Consumer Affairs and Peace 28 Protest marches for peace, jobs, and against racism, 1960 and n.d. 29 First Step Day Care Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. - dedication, Ja 26, 1973 [also see Folder 20/2] 30 Emma Lazarus Day Nursery, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1952-1978 and n.d. NOTE: See AJA Slide Nos. 906-910 for views of Emma Lazarus Day Nursery, Tel Aviv, Israel, undated; and AJA Slide Nos. 911-929 for views of the Reuben Brainin Children's Clinic, Tel Aviv, Israel [probably from a trip by members of the New York Committee for the Reuben Brainin Children's Clinic (Tel Aviv) to inaugurate the clinic in 1958.] 31 Central Children's Committee orphanage in Andresy, France, supported by ELF, [early 1950s?] [also see Folder 31] 32 World Jewish Conference Against German Rearmament, Paris, France [Leah Nelson, ELF delegate], Je 18-19,1955 [also see Folder 20/15] top