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Organization of Jewish Colonies in America records

 Collection
Identifier: I-47

Scope and Content Note

Collection contains the official minute book of the Executive Committee (Feb. 1932-Jan. 1934;, financial, membership and administrative records; correspondence; questionnaires circulated to interested individuals soliciting biographical data and opinions on preferred forms of farm organization; inquiries pertaining to land purchase and other information relating to the proposed colony; and a brief history of the Organization of Jewish Colonies in America by H. Goldkrantz.

Also includes correspondence and published material relating to agricultural theory, other farm communities, and farming in general; correspondence and published material relating to the formation of the successor organization established in 1934, as the Association for Jewish Land Settlements in America and its colony in Hightstown, New Jersey; newspaper clippings primarily from the Yiddish press; and the personal correspondence (1932-1934) of David Mines, Secretary of the Organization of Jewish Colonies in America.

Dates

  • 1931-1935

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in English and Yiddish.

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

2 Manuscript Boxes

1 Linear Feet

Abstract

Collection contains the official minute book of the Executive Committee (Feb. 1932-Jan. 1934;, financial, membership and administrative records; correspondence; questionnaires circulated to interested individuals soliciting biographical data and opinions on preferred forms of farm organization; inquiries pertaining to land purchase and other information relating to the proposed colony; and a brief history of the Organization of Jewish Colonies in America by H. Goldkrantz.

Acquisition Note

Gift of David Mines 1935?
Title
Guide to the Organization of Jewish Colonies in America records, 1931-1935 I-47
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

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

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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