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Charities -- Illinois -- Chicago

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Independent Order Bickur Cholem Ukadishu (Chicago, Ill.) records

Identifier: I-60

Collection contains financial reports and records (1913-18, 1922-28); accounts and records relating to individual members (1873-1925, 1936-40); correspondence (primarily 1917-1919), and miscellaneous documents relating to the Society's cemetery.

Dates: undated, 1902-19?

Records of the American Jewish Relief Committee for Sufferers from the War

Identifier: I-83

This collection contains correspondence dealing with requests for aid from relatives of Americans in Russia and German occupied Europe obtained through the Jewish Colonization Association office in Petrograd and the Hilfsverein der Deutschen Juden. Those aiding in the search for relatives in America include the New England Branch of the A.J.R.C., the Philadelphia Branch of the A.J.R.C. (Cyrus Adler), the Buffalo Relief Committee, the Chicago Jewish courier, Chicago Jewish Relief Committee, Cincinnati United Jewish Charities, Hartford Central Jewish War Relief Committee, and the New York Jewish daily forward. Also contains appeal leaflets, the program of a benefit held in Carnegie Hall, addresses by Jacob Billikopf, Herbert H. Lehman, Solomon Schechter, and Felix Warburg and circulars from the Reichsverband Ostmarkenhilfe.

Dates: 1914-1917

Records of the Baron de Hirsch Fund

Identifier: I-80

The Baron de Hirsch Fund Records document the organization's involvement in the planning of agricultural communities across the United States and to some extent in South America; the founding and administrative dealings of agricultural and trade schools; the establishment of the Jewish Agricultural Society; and the business records of the Fund itself. In addition, the collection documents the protection offered to immigrants through port work, relief, temporary aid, promotion of suburban industrial enterprises and removal from urban centers through the Industrial Removal Office, land settlement, agricultural training, and trade and general education. In this respect, the collection is of major interest for Jewish genealogists as it documents a number of individual immigrants. In addition, the collection contains documentation on the administration and organization of the fund, documentation on Jewish farming colonies such as the Jewish Agricultural Society, Woodbine Colony and Agricultural School, and documentation on the Baron de Hirsch Trade School. In addition, the collection contains blueprints and photographs of facilities.

Dates: undated, 1819-1991; Majority of material found within 1882 - 1935

Records of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

Identifier: I-310

This collection includes annual reports, correspondence, publications such as the JC review and the Jewish Federation review, member lists, and reports published by the JFMC.

Dates: 1916-1986

Records of the Jewish United Fund (Chicago, Ill.)

Identifier: I-311

This collection contains the combined records of the Jewish United Fund and the Jewish Welfare Board. Includes minutes and reports from the Board of Directors, correspondence, records from various committees such as the finance and public affairs committees, and records from funded organizations such as the Board of Jewish Education.

Dates: 1971-1980