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American Jewish Conference, records

 Collection
Identifier: I-67

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains background materials pertaining to the formation of the Conference, the election of delegates, financial records, memoranda, reports, and incomplete minutes of the Conference and its committees. It also includes extensive correspondence of the Administrative Secretary Jesse B. Calmenson, for March-December, 1943. The major portion of the collection consists of transcripts of the first through fourth sessions (1943-1947) of the Plenum and committees of the Conference. The published material in the collection includes the Bulletin of the activities and Digest of the press.

Dates

  • undated, 1943-1949

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English and Hebrew.

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

The American Jewish Conference was established in 1943 as the American Jewish Assembly. It terminated its activities in 1949.

Extent

5 Linear Feet (10 manuscript boxes)

Abstract

The collection contains background materials pertaining to the formation of the Conference, the election of delegates, financial records, memoranda, reports, and incomplete minutes of the Conference and its committees. It also includes extensive correspondence of the Administrative Secretary Jesse B. Calmenson, for March-December, 1943. The major portion of the collection consists of transcripts of the first through fourth sessions (1943-1947) of the Plenum and committees of the Conference. The published material in the collection includes the Bulletin of the activities and Digest of the press.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into six series as follows:
  1. Series I: Background Material, undated, 1943-1948
  2. Series II: Correspondence, 1943-1948
  3. Series III: Committees, undated, 1943-1948
  4. Series IV: Sessions, 1943-1944, 1945-1947
  5. Subseries A: First Session, 1943
  6. Subseries B: Second Session, 1944
  7. Subseries C: Third Session, 1946
  8. Subseries D: Fourth Session, 1947
  9. Series V: Miscellaneous statements, addresses, resolutions, press releases, undated, 1943-1946, 1948
  10. Series VI: Publications, undated, 1943-1949

Physical Location

Located in AJHS New York, NY
Title
Guide to the Records of the American Jewish Conference, undated, 1943-1949 I-67
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Marvin Rusinek
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

  • January 2021: EHyman: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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