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Leon Agriss papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-179

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of correspondence, newsletters, and meeting minutes of various Zionist groups in which Agriss was active. The correspondence deals with the Jewish National Fund in Harrisburg, PA; relations between Masada, Avukah, and Hashomer Hatzair; as well as Agriss' involvement with Kibbutz Aliyah and Plugat Aliyah, a group dedicated to settlement in Palestine.

Also included is Agriss' correspondence from Palestine/Israel regarding conditions immediately preceeding and following independence in 1948, instructions for future immigrants, and attempts to form a chapter of the American Veterans Committee. A photocopy of a diary relating the experiences of Agriss and his wife during the Siege of Jerusalem is included.

Also contained in the collection is correspondence dating from Agriss' return to the United States in 1950, and dealing with Materials for Israel, Inc., American Veterans of Israel, and Kibbutz HaSolelim.

Dates

  • undated, 1938-1953

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

Extent

1 Manuscript Boxes

.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of correspondence, newsletters, and meeting minutes of various Zionist groups in which Agriss was active. The correspondence deals with the Jewish National Fund in Harrisburg, PA; relations between Masada, Avukah, and Hashomer Hatzair; as well as Agriss' involvement with Kibbutz Aliyah and Plugat Aliyah, a group dedicated to settlement in Palestine.

Acquisition Note

Gift of Leon Agriss 1972

Creator

Title
Guide to the Leon Agriss papers, undated, 1938-1953 P-179
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

  • May, September 2020: EHyman: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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