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Jewish Family and Children's Service (Detroit)

Identifier: RG 364


An affiliate agency of the Jewish Welfare Federation in Detroit formerly called the Jewish Social Service Bureau (JSSB).

This collection consists predominantly of records of the Jewish Social Service Bureau and, to a much lesser extent, of records of the Jewish Family and Children's Service (JFCS). The bulk of the collection consists of records of individual cases which were processed by the JSSB. Additionally, there are administrative records which include the following: general correspondence, 1926-1963; minutes of staff and committee meetings, 1924-1958. Records of various institutions which at some point merged or were affiliated with the JSSB, such as the Resettlement Service, Jewish House of Shelter, Jewish Child Placement Bureau, Hebrew Orphan Home.


  • Creation: 1903 - 1972

Language of Materials

Collection is almost entirely in English. Materials in other languages are noted at the folder level.

Conditions Governing Access

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121 Reels (774 folders)

Other Finding Aids

An earlier inventory list is on file in the YIVO archives. A digitized version of the legacy finding aid is available at


This collection previously existed on microfilm only (MK 457). It was subsequently digitized from the microfilm.

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Repository Details

Part of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States