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Memorial Foundation For Jewish Culture Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 2421 / MF 902

Scope and Content Note

Articles on Foundation (1960's and 1970's); confidential reports involving allocations of funds (1973-1974); studies of various programs and functions (1960's and 1970's); annual reports; board documents.

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Dates

  • 1964-1986

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Collection is microfilmed - MF 902.

Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.

Use Restrictions

Summaries of Applications and Recommendations for Allocations, Installments and Cancellations (Boxes 2-3, Box 4 Folder 1) are closed.

Historical Note

The Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, the only international body dedicated solely to advancing Jewish cultural activities, was established by Dr. Nahum Goldmann in 1965 with reparation funds from the Government of West Germany. More than 40 organizations are represented in the Foundation. The Foundation awards scholarships and fellowships to scholars, writers, artists, rabbis, educators and communal workers to replace the cultural elite annihilated in Europe. Funds are provided to institutions, such as universities and academic bodies, for research and publication. The Foundation also gives support to European Jewish communities to help them reconstruct the cultural life destroyed during the Holocaust.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (4 manuscript boxes)

Abstract

Articles on Foundation (1960's and 1970's); confidential reports involving allocations of funds (1973-1974); studies of various programs and functions (1960's and 1970's); annual reports; board documents.

Microfilm

Boxes 1 and 2 of the collection is available on 3 reels of microfilm (MF 902).
  1. Reel 1: 1/1-1/10
  2. Reel 2: 2/1-2/3
  3. Reel 3: 2/4-2/5

Processing Note

Boxes 1 and 2 were processed before 2009. In 2015, one additional 1-foot box of materials was found while processing the LBI Institutional records. These materials were processed in 2015, and are found in boxes 3 and 4.
Title
Guide to the Memorial Foundation For Jewish Culture Collection, 1964-1986 AR 2421 / MF 902
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by LBI Staff
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2010-12-16 : encoding of linking to digital objects from finding aid was changed from <extref> to <dao> through dao_conv.xsl
  • 20150813 : additional box was processed and added to the finding aid

Repository Details

Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository

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