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Albert Hutler Wilkes-Barre flood collection

 Collection
Identifier: P-703

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a report to the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, Inc. on "Agnes" and the Jewish community of Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania, by Albert A. Hutler; a report entitled, The June 23, 1972 flood disaster, by George Joel, Director, The Scranton-Lackawanna Jewish Council, together with appended material of the Council; photographs of the damage to the United Hebrew Institute, a day school in Kingston, and of various scenes of Wilkes-Barre and the nearby area; newspapers and newspaper clippings; three letters of thanks from victims of the flood who were helped in various ways; several reports by volunteer workers; original statements by victims of the flood; reports on the Wilkes-Barre Jewish Community Center day camp programs for the summer of 1972; WBRE-TV, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, editorials; and general information provided by various agencies of the federal government, the Red Cross, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce and other local agencies, the Commission on Economic Opportunity, and a map of the area; and a tape recording of talks by Eugene Roth, Chairman, Executive Committee, The Wyoming Valley Jewish Committee, and Albert A. Hutler before a meeting of the Leadership Development Group, Chicago Federation & Welfare Fund, October 13, 1972, in which they described the aid given the flood-stricken Greater Wilkes-Barre Community.

Dates

  • 1972-1975

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers, except items that may be restricted due to their fragility, or privacy.

Use Restrictions

No permission is required to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection, as long as the usage is scholarly, educational, and non-commercial. For inquiries about other usage, please contact the Director of Collections and Engagement at mmeyers@ajhs.org.

For reference questions, please email: inquiries@cjh.org

Biographical Note

On June 23, 1972, after three weeks of torrential rains accompanying the tropical storm, "Agnes," the Susquehanna River, which courses through the Wyoming Valley, overflowed its banks. The resulting flood caused much destruction, and the adjacent cities of Wilkes-Barre and Kingston, lying on both sides of the river, were hardest hit. Their Jewish communities suffered most with ninety percent of their homes and businesses destroyed, and with almost all their communal institutions severely damaged.

Extent

2 Manuscript Boxes

1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection consists of a report to the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, Inc. on "Agnes" and the Jewish community of Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania, by Albert A. Hutler; a report entitled, The June 23, 1972 flood disaster, by George Joel, Director, The Scranton-Lackawanna Jewish Council, together with appended material of the Council; photographs of the damage to the United Hebrew Institute, a day school in Kingston, and of various scenes of Wilkes-Barre and the nearby area; newspapers and newspaper clippings; three letters of thanks from victims of the flood who were helped in various ways; several reports by volunteer workers; original statements by victims of the flood; reports on the Wilkes-Barre Jewish Community Center day camp programs for the summer of 1972; WBRE-TV, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, editorials; and general information provided by various agencies of the federal government, the Red Cross, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce and other local agencies, the Commission on Economic Opportunity, and a map of the area; and a tape recording of talks by Eugene Roth, Chairman, Executive Committee, The Wyoming Valley Jewish Committee, and Albert A. Hutler before a meeting of the Leadership Development Group, Chicago Federation & Welfare Fund, October 13, 1972, in which they described the aid given the flood-stricken Greater Wilkes-Barre Community.

Acquisition Note

Gift of Albert A. Hutler 1973

Creator

Title
Guide to the Albert Hutler, Wilkes-Barre flood collection, 1972-1975 P-703
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by marc2ead_ajhs.xsl
Date
© 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • October 2020: EHyman: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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