Series IV: Corp. Areas, by year, 1941-1949
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists primarily of minutes, surveys, reports, photographs, and correspondence of JWB personnel and U.S. military chaplains; directed towards or concerning Jewish men in the Armed Forces.
The material contained in this collection covers such topics as: arrangements for holidays (primarily the High Holy Days and Passover)--special food needs, services, furloughs, and prayerbooks; budgeting and staffing; registration and marking of Jewish graves; anti-Semitism in the military; the general problems of Kashruth; communication between the men and their families; and general recreation and entertainment.
Also found in the collection are 2 boxes containing several speeches and miscellaneous files of Judge Irving Lehman, president of JWB, 1921-1940, and 18 boxes of Col. Harry Cutler, chairman of JWB, 1917-1921. 23 boxes contain the working papers for The JWB survey (New York; 1948) by Oscar I. Janowsky. 15 boxes contain various statistical compilations on Jewish communal organizations, and questionnaires with accompanying statistics based on surveys conducted by the JWB Statistics Dept. (1928-1943) on the services and personnel in Jewish community centers, nursery schools and summer camps.
A detailed outline accompanies the collection.
Language of Materials
The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.
From the Collection: 171.5 Linear Feet (343 manuscript boxes)