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Artifacts and Memorabilia in the Hadassah Archives

 Collection
Identifier: I-578/RG 22

Scope and Content Note

This record group contains three-dimensional objects and printed materials that relate to the history of Hadassah, from its creation to the 2010s. A bulk of this record group consists of promotional and commemorative objects and awards created by Hadassah for its Annual and Midwinter National Conventions, and for Young Judaea events. Many of the items were also created as programming materials for the Women’s Health, Education, Public Affairs, and Membership departments. Artifacts created by local Hadassah chapters and regions, and awards received by local and national Hadassah leaders are also included. The items include address books, aprons, art prints, ashtrays, various types of awards, medals, plaques and trophies, badges, cloth and plastic shopping bags, knapsacks, balloons, banners, blank certificates and life membership albums, bookplates, health-related items such as breast examination shower cards, adhesive bandages with holders, pedometers and mini first aid kits, briefcases, bubble blowers, bumper stickers, business cards, buttons, pins and other types of commemorative jewelry, calendars, ceramic jars, challah covers, coasters, commemorative banknotes and coins, coloring books, conventions name tags, jigsaw puzzles, Frisbees, dreidels, dolls and other toys, stationery and paperweights, flags, pennants, samples of printed materials such as booklets, fliers, bookmarks, flashlights, foam core signage, gavels, gift boxes, groggers, handkerchiefs, caps, t-shirts, sweatshirts and other garments, identity cards, jar openers, keychains, Swiss Army knives, lipsticks, luggage tags, refrigerator magnets, maps, matchbooks, megillot, prayer books and mezuzahs, membership cards, metal and ceramic plates, mugs and spoons, placemats, money pouches, purses and wallets, briefcases and portfolios, songbooks and sheet music, water bottles and other items. The record group also contains Henrietta Szold's bronze death mask with a marble display base.

Dates

  • 1910s-2010s

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is inEnglish.

Access Restrictions

Please note that artifacts from this record group are not circulated to the reading room.

Materials in this record group are available for viewing by appointment only. To make an appointment, contact an AJHS archivist at:

American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011,

email:reference@ajhs.org.



Qualified museums interested in materials for exhibit should contact:

Susan Malbin, Director of Library and Archives, American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011

email:smalbin@ajhs.org

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:

American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011

email:reference@ajhs.org

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The history of the Annual and Midwinter National Conventions and of Young Judaea is documented in RG 3: Annual and Midwinter National Conventions andRG 8: Young Judaea. Information on local Hadassah chapters and regions can be found inRG 24: Chapters, Regions, Co-ops and Junior Hadassah.

Extent

103 Linear Feet (60 manuscript boxes, 4 half manuscript boxes, 6 SB1 boxes, 28 OS1 boxes, 8 OS6 boxes, 2 MAP Folders.)

Abstract

This record group contains three-dimensional objects and printed materials that relate to the history of Hadassah. A bulk of this record group consists of promotional and commemorative objects and awards created by Hadassah for its Annual and Midwinter National Conventions, and for Young Judaea events. Examples of such items include t-shirts, hats, bags, buttons, stationery and keychains. Artifacts created by local Hadassah chapters and regions, as well as awards received by local and national Hadassah leaders from other organizations, are also included. Of a particular interest is the bronze death mask of Henrietta Szold.

Arrangement

The Artifacts and Memorabilia in the Hadassah Archives are arranged into a single series:

Physical Location

Located in AJHS New York, NY

Acquisition Information

The Hadassah Archives, of which the Artifacts and Memorabilia Collection (I-578/RG 22) is part of, are on long-term deposit at the American Jewish Historical Society.

Related Material

The Guide to the Hadassah Archives on Long-term Deposit at the American Jewish Historical Society, which describes the entire collection, can found here:http://digifindingaids.cjh.org/?pID=2916671.

Bibliography

Books and other materials on Hadassah can be found by searching the catalog of the Center for Jewish Historyhttp://search.cjh.org.

Processing Information

In December 1999, Hadassah and the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) entered into an agreement placing the Hadassah Archives on deposit at AJHS for its safekeeping and maintenance. In November 2000, the Hadassah Archives were moved to AJHS under the management of the Director of the Hadassah Archives, Susan Woodland. In 2014, under a new agreement between Hadassah and AJHS, the Hadassah Archives were placed on long-term deposit at AJHS.

This record group was previously partially processed during the 2000s by Susan Woodland and other archivists.

From the mid-2000s until 2016, additional memorabilia and artifacts were donated by chapters, regions and individual members of Hadassah. Approximately 17 linear feet of previously unprocessed accretions were incorporated into this record group.

Previously existing description was reused and incorporated into the 2016 finding aid as much as possible. Most box titles were revised. All boxes were numbered to create uniform numbering across the entire record group.
Title
Guide to the Artifacts and Memorabilia in the Hadassah Archives 1910s-2010s I-578/RG 22
Status
In Progress
Author
The finding aid was prepared by Andrey Filimonov in 2016. It is partially based on Word document box lists prepared by Susan Woodland in 2007.
Date
and#xA9; 2016
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is inEnglish.
Sponsor
as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation

Revision Statements

  • September 2016: Access note regarding reading room access updated by Leanora Lange.
  • November 2016: Scope and content note expanded for Box 107 OS6.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States