Guide to the Records of the National Refugee Service
1934-1952
(bulk 1939-1946)

RG 248

Processed by Zosa Szajkowski and microfilmed, in 1971; microfilm inventory prepared by Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, in 1998; finding aid compiled and encoded by Violet Lutz, in 2013

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: National Refugee Service (U.S.)
Title: National Refugee Service Records
Dates:1934-1952
Dates:bulk 1939-1946
Abstract: This collection contains the records of the National Refugee Service (NRS), a refugee aid organization founded in New York City in 1939 to assist refugees fleeing Nazi persecution. A successor agency to the National Coordinating Committee for Aid to Refugees and Emigrants Coming from Germany, which had operated as an umbrella organization of refugee aid agencies since 1934, the NRS remained in existence until 1946, when it was merged into the new organization United Service for New Americans. The NRS program encompassed a migration service that assisted with affidavits, visas and other legal aspects of the immigration process; temporary relief and casework services; job placement, retraining, and small business loans; help in resettling to localities throughout the country; and social and cultural adjustment to American life. The records include minutes, correspondence, memoranda, and reports related to the board of directors; the executive director; lay advisory committees; the various departments within the NRS; special committees assisting professional groups, including physicians, musicians, rabbis, social workers, and scholars; and cooperating refugee-assistance committees and organizations across the United States.
Languages: The collection is predominantly in English, with scattered items in German, French, and Yiddish.
Quantity: 69 microfilm reels (1399 files)
Identification: RG 248
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Historical Note

The National Refugee Service (NRS) was a refugee aid organization founded in New York City on 15 May 1939 to assist refugees from Europe fleeing Nazi persecution. It represented a reorganization of a predecessor organization, the National Coordinating Committee for Aid to Refugees and Emigrants Coming from Germany, which had been in operation since June 1934. The NRS remained in existence until August 1946, when it merged with the Service to Foreign Born of the National Council of Jewish Women to form the United Service for New Americans.

Predecessors to the NRS: The Joint Clearing Bureau of the JDC; and the National Coordinating Committee (NCC)

The first effort to provide for coordination of organizations assisting refugees coming from Germany was the Joint Clearing Bureau set up by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), which began functioning on 10 September 1933. The work of the Clearing Bureau was limited to referring requests for information or help to appropriate organizations, such as the National Council of Jewish Women; the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society; and the various emergency committees that had formed to aid physicians, scholars, and musicians. In 1934 the JDC led efforts to establish a separate agency that could coordinate refugee aid work in a more comprehensive way. The idea for such an organization took concrete shape in March 1934 when leaders of 18 American organizations concerned with helping refugees from Germany held a meeting with James G. McDonald, the League of Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Coming from Germany.

The formal establishment of the National Coordinating Committee for Aid to Refugees and Emigrants Coming from Germany, often known by the briefer name National Coordinating Committee (NCC), took place at a meeting on 7 June 1934. Joseph P. Chamberlain was chair of the new organization; Paul Felix Warburg, treasurer; and Cecilia Razovsky, executive director and secretary. Financed through Jewish fundraising organizations, the NCC coordinated the refugee aid work of approximately 20 refugee and social welfare organizations, including both Jewish and non-Jewish groups. It also acted as an information center for refugee issues; conveyed the views of the member agencies on immigration to the government in Washington, D.C.; and to a small extent administered direct relief to refugees upon arrival.

Over time the NCC also laid the groundwork to enable refugees arriving in New York to resettle in communities elsewhere in the United States. In December 1934 it communicated with communities throughout the country and suggested the formation of local committees to assist refugees. By August 1936 such committees had been established in ten cities (New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Rochester, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Louisville). The local committees would seek out employment opportunities for refugees and help them establish their new lives. The local committee in the New York area, known as the Greater New York Coordinating Committee, worked in tandem with the NCC in providing assistance and referral services to refugees upon arrival.

With an increasing number of refugees arriving, the NCC established a Resettlement division within its organization in October 1936, chaired by William Rosenwald. Jacob Billikopf assumed the position of director of the division, and traveled around the country encouraging the creation of additional refugee service committees. By May 1937 the NCC had agreements in place with 25 cooperating communities under which each community agreed to accept a certain number of refugees during the year, considered to be its ‘quota.’ The average quota at first was 40 refugees. Earlier on communities were able to set certain selection criteria; later, after September 1938, the quotas became nonselective. Committees were also set up on a state- or region-wide basis. Ultimately the NCC developed a network of nearly 500 participating committees.

In 1938 the NCC established the National Coordinating Committee Fund to seek broader national support for the program and to provide financing for the NCC as well as some of the cooperating agencies. The organizations besides the NCC that received subventions through the fund included the Greater New York Coordinating Committee, which coordinated the work of refugee aid organizations in New York and also worked directly with refugees through its various departments (Employment; Self-Support; Social and Cultural Adjustment of Newcomers; and Retraining and Resettlement of Foreign Physicians); the Jewish Social Service Association (German Department); the Jewish Family Welfare Society of Brooklyn; the National Council of Jewish Women (New York and Brooklyn Sections); the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars; and Trade Winds, Inc., Exchange Shop.

In May 1939 Harry Greenstein of the Associated Jewish Charities, Baltimore, was brought in to conduct an assessment of the NCC’s operations. After a three-month study he submitted a report on 10 May 1939, the central conclusion of which was that due to the increased flow of refugees arriving, the NCC had outgrown its original design. An organization such as the NCC “whose primary purpose was coordination rather than functional operation and direct control” could not efficiently cope with the growing administrative problems, and was not adequate to administer a program that for the year 1939 would have projected expenditures of $2.5 million. He called for a thorough reorganization, and the formation of a new organization that would have a full range of operational departments in order to centralize the administration of services and relief to refugees upon arrival. He also recommended that the new organization have a board of directors that was “truly national in character,” so that the refugee situation could be addressed in a comprehensive way as a national responsibility.

The National Refugee Service

Incorporated on 15 May and beginning operations in June 1939, the NRS took over the work of the NCC; the NCC Fund; and the Greater New York Coordinating Committee. The NRS effectively consolidated and expanded refugee services along the lines proposed by Greenstein in his report. Although the NRS was formally nonsectarian, it had a more specifically Jewish identity than the NCC. Its board of directors was almost entirely Jewish, and its work focused on Jewish refugees. It gave direct services to non-Jewish refugees only in the context of its work with certain special categories of refugees, mainly children and specific professional groups.

The NRS became the beneficiary of the centralized fundraising efforts of the newly founded United Jewish Appeal (UJA), the principal partners of which were the JDC and the United Palestine Appeal. In its first six months the NRS received $2.6 million from the UJA (in comparison, $3 million had been raised for refugee needs in the United States in the previous five years combined). Over the seven years of its existence the NRS spent a total of over $15 million, most of it raised by the UJA.

Under the NRS the administration of relief to refugees in New York City was centralized and some duplication eliminated. The NRS took over most of the case work services that had previously been provided by the Jewish Social Service Association’s German department; the Jewish Family Welfare Society of Brooklyn; and the New York and Brooklyn sections of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW). Whereas previously the NCJW and the Greater New York Coordinating Committee had each offered employment services, these were now consolidated in the Employment department of the NRS. The NCJW continued to be responsible for case work with single women. Its immigrant aid department, the Service for Foreign Born (which had been in existence since 1904 and had departments for port and dock work; international case work; immigrant social adjustment; and Americanization and naturalization) remained independent, and reached an agreement with the NRS about the division of responsibilities. The Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) also continued to provide its traditional services, mainly overseas immigration assistance (in cooperation with the JDC) and short-term relief. The NRS maintained a Central Index of refugees, where other agencies could clear cases, in order to eliminate duplication and confusion in services to refugees.

With offices at 165 W. 46th Street (where the NCC had previously been located), the NRS had 428 employees as of July 1939; and, in July 1940, when staff size was at its peak, 516 employees. Volunteers working under the supervision of the professional staff also made significant contributions, some of them working full time hours. The agency initially had the following major departments (roughly corresponding to an organizational structure proposed by Greenstein): Migration; Resettlement; Employment; Special committees and projects; Relief and Case Work (later: Relief and Service); Information and Research (later: Information and Statistics); Comptroller; Central Office Management.

There was also a Central Reception, or what later was called the Central Intake department, responsible for interviewing new clients and referring them for services. The Employment department included a Retraining division by the end of 1939. Also, in October 1939 a Capital Loan Committee was formed, which had the responsibility of advising and assisting refugees in establishing businesses in New York City, as well as making loans to refugees throughout the United States for reasons related to economic adjustment, and cooperating with local committees. (This NRS loan fund was a successor to a similar loan fund under the NCC, to which the William Rosenwald Family Fund was a substantial contributor.)

The umbrella designation 'special committees and projects,’ included the following bodies (as reflected in an organizational chart of 1941): Children’s division; Capital Loan; Social and Cultural Adjustment; National Committee for the Resettlement of Foreign Physicians and Dentists (Physicians Committee); National Committee on Refugee Jewish Ministers (Rabbis Committee); National Committee for Refugee Musicians (Musicians Committee); Housing; and Agriculture. (To clarify a few of those headings, not discussed elsewhere: the Children's division rendered service on all problems related to the admission and care of refugee children; the Housing division maintained listings of rooms and apartments, and advised other departments as well as outside agencies on housing problems and procedures; the Agriculture division advised refugees interested in agriculture, arranged training courses, and cooperated with the Jewish Agricultural Society.)

The new organization offered a broad and comprehensive program for refugees, including assistance during the process of immigration and meeting the requirements of immigration laws; legal work on behalf of immigrants at risk for deportation; relief, or temporary financial assistance; medical aid case work; vocational guidance and job placement services; retraining; loans for the establishment of small businesses; special assistance for those with specific professional backgrounds, including rabbis, musicians, and physicians; and social and cultural adjustment to American life.

Building on the resettlement program that had been established under the NCC, the NRS quickly expanded the network of cooperating communities across the country by an additional 200 communities, for a total of approximately 700. Moreover, it maintained a staff of field representatives that communicated with and traveled to local communities in order to troubleshoot in a variety of matters related to the communities’ work with refugees, including migration, family assistance, employment, retraining, and loans.

The NRS also produced reports and statistical studies that documented its own work and the work of cooperating agencies; and disseminated factual information about United States immigration during the period, and the changing character and situation of the refugee population in the United States. Through its newsletters, community bulletins, and special reports the NRS kept cooperating groups informed not only about the agency itself but also about the international situation, new legislation, changing government regulations, and any other circumstances that had an impact on the lives of refugees and the work of those helping them.

Beginning in late 1941, the NRS also had a Community Relations department, which took the lead in soliciting the participation of lay leaders in the NRS’s work by forming a number of advisory committees; oversaw relationships with local communities across the country; and worked with the Information division on promotional mailings and the maintenance of a Speakers Bureau.

In meeting the diversity of needs among refugees the NRS not only encompassed special committees, as in the case of the Physicians Committee, Musicians Committee, and Rabbis Committee, to assist professionals in those groups but also gave subventions to a number of other organizations fulfilling particular needs. Of the organizations receiving subventions, the following worked in close cooperation with the NRS (and even appear in its organizational charts), while retaining an independent corporate identity: German Jewish Children’s Aid; the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars; the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Medical Scientists; the Committee for Displaced Foreign Social Workers; and the New York and Brooklyn sections of the National Council of Jewish Women. (German Jewish Children’s Aid became affiliated with the NRS in 1941 under the name European Jewish Children’s Aid, and the NRS assumed its administrative expenses.)

Additional outside organizations to which the NRS granted subventions at various times included: the Committee for the Study of Recent Immigration from Europe; the Committee for Refugee Education; the National Committee on Post-War Immigration Policy; the Common Council for American Unity; the Central Location Index (established in 1944 by six member agencies, including the NRS, to centralize the work of locating friends and relatives in Europe in response to inquiries); the Westchester County Coordinating Committee for Émigrés; the Jewish Vacation Association (a clearing bureau for summer camps for young people); and the Selfhelp of Émigrés from Central Europe (a volunteer organization that advised and assisted refugees in various ways, including job placement).

As far as a broad picture of the agency's work, it can be noted that expenditures for relief on average accounted for nearly half of the total budget. Of the slightly more than $15 million spent by the NRS overall, 7.1 million went for temporary assistance to refugees, for food, clothing, medical services, and other necessities. During the first year the monthly caseload of families receiving financial assistance increased from 2,000 to 3,200. Later, the volume of cases subsided, with the monthly caseload dropping to just 300 families in 1944, by which time more than 38,000 individuals had received financial assistance from the NRS, or its predecessor, the NCC. Over the course of its existence, the NRS assisted some 26,000 refugees in finding employment. It granted approximately 5,200 loans amounting to $880,000. Migration services were provided in more than 250,000 cases; social adjustment services, in approximately 100,000. Approximately 13,000 refugees were assisted in resettling in localities across the United States, amounting to a little more than 10% of the Jewish immigrants who entered the United States during that time. (Statistics from Lowenstein, p. 366-367; and White, p. 76.)

Because of its dual functions, as both a service organization in New York and a hub for national refugee aid activity, the NRS gained broad experience and expertise in refugee work, and acquired a distinctive identity. It advocated in the area of immigration, and worked together with government on behalf of refugees. In view of the national origins quota system that was in effect (dating from 1924), it strove to meet the requirements of the law while mitigating harsh effects of administrative regulations and fully exploiting the allowances. It provided help in recruiting people to supply the necessary affidavits of support for refugees seeking admission to the United States. (Through such affidavits an individual, usually a relative or friend, accepts financial responsibility for the immigrant, to satisfy the clause in immigration law requiring that applicants for admission verify that they will have adequate means of support and are not at risk of becoming a 'public charge.') The agency itself assumed a protective role toward refugees, operating on the philosophy that no refugee should have to turn to public support within the first five years of residency.

The changing circumstances of the NRS's refugee work, 1941 to 1946

The NRS moved from it headquarters on 46th Street into its own building at 139 Centre Street on 22 December 1941.

Following the entry of the United States into the war in December 1941, nationals of Japan, Germany, and Italy were declared to be enemy aliens and certain restrictions were imposed on their freedom to travel; to live in certain areas considered necessary for defense; or to have certain possessions, including cameras, short-wave radios and firearms. Enemy aliens were required to register and to carry Certificates of Identification with them at all times. Some were detained. The NRS kept its constituents informed about the new regulations, and helped refugees to comply. It also communicated with the federal government about the interpretation of the regulations and obtained exemptions for several groups, such as traveling salespeople.

Beginning in spring and summer of 1942, over 4,000 German and Austrian nationals were detained as enemy aliens in Latin America and brought to the United States to be interned in camps for the duration of the war. About 80 of them were Jewish. Many of them had been detained in Panama and British Honduras. They were held in camps at Seagoville, Texas; Algiers, New Orleans, Louisiana; and elsewhere. The NRS negotiated with the State Department and the Department of Justice on their behalf and ultimately obtained the release of nearly all of them under a status as 'internees at large' on 'parole' to the NRS; it subsequently assisted these refugees in settling in various American communities, obtaining permanent visa status, or making plans for residence elsewhere.

Another key instance in which the NRS played a prominent role as an advocate for refugees was with respect to the nearly 1,000 refugees brought over from allied-occupied Italy in August 1944 and housed at an emergency shelter at Fort Ontario, Oswego, N.Y., with the understanding that they would be returned to their countries of origin after the war. The NRS was one of the agencies that provided supplemental services to the refugees and advocated on their behalf. NRS director Joseph E. Beck, in consultation with presidential special counsel Samuel I. Rosenman, helped to draft the executive order of President Harry S. Truman, known as the Truman Directive, issued 22 December 1945, which granted regular admission to the Oswego refugees; ordered immigration officials to give preference to Displaced Persons; and established the use of a 'corporate affidavit,' by which an organization or community could guarantee support for a group of refugees in lieu of securing affidavits for each individual applicant, as had been the custom.

The war had brought a drop in Jewish immigration. During the period of the National Socialist regime in Germany, Jewish immigration to the United States was at a peak in 1938-1939, when 43,450 Jewish immigrants arrived (between 1 July 1938 and 30 June 1939). After that it decreased somewhat; 23,737 Jewish immigrants arrived in the year ending June 1941. During the war years it continued to decrease each year, with 10,608 Jewish immigrants arriving in 1942; 4,705 in 1943; and 2,400 in 1944. There was a corresponding decrease in the case work load of the NRS. Whereas the monthly case load of individuals receiving financial assistance was 6,650 in 1941, it had dropped to about 1,300 by December 1943. By the end of 1945 the Family Service department had only 48 cases requiring financial assistance (White, p. 66). The NRS staff had been scaled back accordingly: compared to over 500 employees in mid 1940, the agency had only 220 employees in September 1943; 172 in September 1944; and 145 in September 1945 (according to explanatory data for the 1946 budget; Folder 1373).

In October 1945 the NRS moved out of its building on Centre Street, which had been condemned by the City. In 1946 the agency was located at 105 Nassau Street.

The end of the NRS, and the founding of successor agencies

The NRS had aspired to be a national organization, and to establish a national financial responsibility for refugee services, whether in New York or elsewhere. In practice, its service function was centered in New York, while it operated on a national level mainly in a coordinating and advisory capacity. In the meantime, communities that had originally been recruited by the NRS to participate also, in the course of time, developed their own interest in refugee problems and evolved into full partners. In 1942, when the pressure of case loads had subsided somewhat, a Technical Advisory Committee was formed, in order to make policy recommendations in the Family Service department, an umbrella for most of the direct services to refugees. Composed of executives of family service agencies, the Committee also considered the question of the relationship of the NRS, as a national organization, to the local agencies. The thrust of its recommendations in this area was to have the NRS divest itself of its local role by integrating its refugee welfare services into existing New York agencies serving the non-immigrant clientele.

On 1 August 1946 the NRS merged with the Service to Foreign Born of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) to form the new national organization United Service for New Americans (USNA). Edwin Rosenberg became the first USNA president, and Mrs. Irving M. Engel, of the NCJW, the first chair of the board of directors. In July 1949, the New York Association for New Americans (NYANA) was formed, to provide refugee services at the local level. It took over all the local activities of the USNA, including relief. The USNA remained in existence until August 1954. Over the eight-year period of its existence, it spent a total of approximately $35.7 million, of which approximately $19.1 million was spent on temporary relief to refugees at the local level, up until the time of the formation of the NYANA.

Later, in December 1953, in a new move toward consolidation in the work with refugees and Displaced Persons, the USNA signed an agreement to merge with the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) and the migration services of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. The merger was finalized on 30 August 1954, when it was approved by the HIAS board of directors, and the new United HIAS Service was called into existence.

References consulted

Greenstein, Harry. "National Coordinating Committee recast" (2 p.). Notes and news (Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds), 5 June 1939.

Lowenstein, Sharon. "The National Refugee Service (NRS)" (p. 364-372). In: Jewish American volunteer organizations. Ed. Michael N. Dobkowski. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, c1986.

Romanofsky, Peter (revised and updated by Michael Dobkowski). "United Service for New Americans (USNA)" (p. 481-483). In: Jewish American volunteer organizations. Ed. Michael N. Dobkowski. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, c1986.

White, Lyman Cromwell. 300,000 new Americans: the epic of a modern immigrant-aid service. New York: Harper & Brothers, c1957.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the records of the National Refugee Service, a refugee aid organization based in New York City that beginning in June 1939 assisted refugees fleeing Nazi persecution, and remained in existence until August 1946. Some materials in the collection pertain to the NRS’s predecessor organization, the National Coordinating Committee for Aid to Refugees and Emigrants Coming from Germany, in 1934 to 1939; and to its successor organization, the United Service for New Americans, in 1946 to 1952. The NRS program encompassed a migration service that assisted with affidavits, visas and other legal aspects of the immigration process; temporary relief and casework services; job placement, retraining, and small business loans; and social and cultural adjustment to American life. The NRS also worked together with hundreds of cooperating committees and aid organizations across the United States to assist refugees in the process of resettlement in communities outside of New York; and, beginning in 1944, offered location services to help inquirers find surviving relatives and friends in Europe. The records comprise correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, budgets, account books, statistical studies, procedure manuals, newsletters, brochures, and clippings.

Specifically, the records include minutes and correspondence of the board of directors; correspondence and reports of the executive director and of the various operating departments and divisions within the NRS; correspondence with, and field reports and other materials concerning the local communities and organizations in the NRS's nationwide resettlement network; and correspondence and reports related to lay advisory committees and to special committees assisting refugees of various professional groups, including the National Committee for Refugee Musicians, the National Committee for Resettlement of Foreign Physicians, the National Committee on Refugee Jewish Ministers (Rabbis Committee), the Committee for Displaced Foreign Social Workers, the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Medical Scientists, the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars, and the American Committee for Refugee Scholars, Writers, and Artists. Other refugee-assistance organizations represented include the American Committee for Christian German Refugees, the American Friends Service Committee, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the Jewish Family Welfare Society, the Jewish Social Service Association, the National Council of Jewish Women, Selfhelp of Émigrés from Central Europe, and the Westchester County Coordinating Committee for Emigrés. Files of the Migration department contain material relating to individual cases discussed with government officials, cases of refugees interned in camps in the United States, those at risk for deportation, and special circumstances such as the refugees held at Fort Ontario, Oswego, New York. Among the records are also statistical reports and special studies produced by the NRS’s Information and Statistics department on the refugee aid activities of the agency and its affiliates, as well as on United States immigration and the refugee population during the period. NRS executives and representatives among the correspondents include Stella E. Baruch, Joseph E. Beck, Mark Brunswick, Joseph Chamberlain, Moses Fainberg, Ephraim R. Gomberg, Arthur D. Greenleigh, William Haber, Charles H. Jordan, Dorothy C. Kahn, Lotte Marcuse, Augusta Mayerson, Ann S. Petluck, Cecilia Razovsky, Dorothy F. Tate, and Hanna Ziegler.

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Arrangement

The arrangement is based on the existing order of the files as they appear on the microfilm of the collection, with a division into series and subseries that aims to highlight as clearly as possible major groupings of files, including files of similar provenance that are separated from one another.

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Other Finding Aid

The earlier microfilm inventory list of this collection, prepared in 1998, complete with an index, is available in hard copy in the reading room of the Center for Jewish History.

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Microfilm

This collection exists on microfilm only. It is available on 69 microfilm reels, MKM 13.1 to MKM 13.69. Frame numbers appear at the extreme lower edge of the film.

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Identification of item, date (if known); Records of the National Refugee Service; RG 248; folder number; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

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Acquisition Information

The YIVO Institute received these records from the United HIAS Service in 1965.

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Processing information

The microfilm of this collection does not show original folder titles; the files are simply numbered sequentially, according to the order in which they are found in the arrangement of the initial processing archivist. There is no extant documentation of that original arrangement, which appears to have been incomplete at the time of microfilming, since no overall arrangement into series is evident, and in many instances, files of the same provenance are separated from one another. Subsequently, an inventory list was produced based on the microfilm. The microfilm inventory provided a folder listing, with use of repeated headings for files that belong together, and brief scope notes to signal where a few major groupings of files begin (specifically, files from the office of William Haber; Migration department; and national correspondence of the NRS). The present finding aid is based on the microfilm inventory and on a selective viewing of the microfilm. It aims to highlight the organizational provenance of the files, and provide cross references as needed, while working within the constraints of the existing order.

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Series I: Data on officers and members of the Board of Directors, 1939-1949

4 files
Arrangement:

Arranged roughly in alphabetical groupings, although not in a strict sequence.

Scope and Content:

This series consists of card files recording information about individuals who served as officers and members of the Board of Directors, generally including name, address, date elected, and date of retirement or death. As is apparent from the date range, which extends to 1949, the files contain some data pertaining to the successor organization, the United Service for New Americans.

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1 1.1 Card files: names A to L circa 1939-1945
  

 
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2 1.38 Card files: names G to K circa 1946-1949
  

 
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3 1.106 Card files: names L to Z. Also: lists of officers, with dates of terms. circa 1939-1946
  

 
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4 1.184 Card files: names S to Z circa 1946-1948
  

 
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Series II: NRS executive files from the office of William Haber (first NRS executive director), 1937-1941

253 files
Arrangement:

Most of these files appear to have originally been filed in one comprehensive alphabetical sequence, according to the names of individuals, organizations, or NRS departments or committees. Some correspondence with Jewish communities and refugee organizations throughout the country was grouped geographically by state, and integrated in the same alphabetical sequence; similarly, a few files of international correspondence occur alphabetically by country. In the extant arrangement some files appear to be out of sequence; others were perhaps not originally part of the alphabetical files. Among the more unpredictable occurrences are files at the end of the series (Files 233 to 257), some relating to particular departments or committees, and many pertaining to financial matters.

Scope and Content:

This series comprises a group of files that were indicated to have come from the office of William Haber, the first executive director of the NRS, who served from June 1939 until January 1941. Haber was an economics professor on leave from the University of Michigan. The files in this series are mainly dated in 1939, with only a handful of files containing older or newer material. Included is material concerning the founding of the NRS, the organization of the board of directors, financial planning, and the formation of policies, procedures, and program objectives within various departments or divisions. Many of the files also contain material pertaining to the last months of operation of the predecessor organization, the National Coordinating Committee for Aid to Refugees and Emigrants Coming from Germany (NCC), in the first half of 1939. There are a few additional files dating from 1939 found elsewhere in the collection that may have originally formed part of the Haber file sequence; see, in particular, the following files:

Folders 371-381 (alphabetically arranged correspondence files, N to S), 1939
Folder 390, Private source funds of the Migration department, 1939
Folder 453, NRS "Study of 1,957 cases on relief in October 1939," 1939 (with annotations)
Folder 454, Various reports of the NCC and NRS, 1939 (with cover letters addressed to Haber)
Folder 492, William Haber’s correspondence concerning affidavits policy, 1940
Folders 513-514, S.S. St. Louis refugees, 1939-1940
Folder 1299, Executive director file on the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1939
Folder 1374, Accountants’ report for 1939
Folder 1389, Personnel, 1939

For files relating to the NRS executive office in other periods, see especially Series III, Folders 312 and 313 (reports of the executive director, and general material); Series IV, subseries 2 (executive committee minutes; board of directors material), subseries 5 folders 407-411, 413-414 (files of executive office memoranda and general staff memoranda kept by the Musicians Committee), and subseries 6 (agency-wide staff memoranda; executive director report); and Series XI, subseries 2 (correspondence with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee).

The Executive Director was the chief administrative officer with broad authority to implement the work of the organization. Following is an overview of the terms of the executive directors of the NRS:

William Haber (June 1939 – January 1941)
Arthur D. Greenleigh (Acting) (February – June 1941)
Albert Abrahamson (July 1941 – April 1943)
Joseph E. Beck (May 1943 – August 1946)

The executive director worked together with the officers of the organization, including the president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. The NRS had two presidents: William Rosenwald, from the founding until January 1944; and Charles A. Riegelman, from January 1944 on. The first treasurer of the NRS was S. Marshall Kempner, who had headed the Information and Research department of the NCC (he served until December 1939); and Paul Felix Warburg was the first secretary (until May 1942).

From approximately 1940 until June 1943, Cecilia Razovsky served as assistant to the executive director. Under the tenure of William Haber, Arthur D. Greenleigh served as executive assistant. When Greenleigh became acting executive director he was assisted by Marcel Kovarsky, an administrative assistant since Haber's term who also continued to serve under the next executive director, Albert Abrahamson.

The executive director made regular reports to the Board of Directors, which met at least once yearly. The Board had a national composition and was responsible for the broad general program. The Chairman of the Board for the entire life of the organization was Joseph P. Chamberlain.

(For information about all the individuals who served as officers and board members over the life of the organization, see the card file found in Series I. Lyman Cromwell White also gives an overview of the officers and their terms, p. 406-407.)

The Board, in turn, had an Executive Committee that was responsible for carrying on the program between meetings of the Board. The Executive Committee held frequent meetings and decided matters of policy. The Board also had a Budget Committee, chaired by I. Edwin Goldwasser (see Series XII, subseries 1).

In the fall of 1939 the executive leadership of the NRS initiated the organization of a Refugee Consultative Council, comprised of agencies that cooperated in general matters relating to the entire refugee problem. The other member agencies included the American Committee for Christian Refugees, the American Friends Service Committee, and the Committee for Catholic Refugees from Germany.

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5 1.248 Varia filed under "A" 1939
  

Includes Harry Berger's report on the committee to study various types of signers of affidavits, addressed to Morris Wolf, President, Allied Jewish Appeal.

 
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6 1.313 Addresses (speeches) 1939
  

Includes text of speech by Harry Greenstein to Executives of the NCC, 8 February 1939.

 
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7 1.315 Adler, Morris H., NRS central office manager. Interoffice memoranda 1939
  

 
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8 1.336 New York Adult Education Council 1939
  

Includes plans of orientation course for refugees in 'The American Way' of social procedures,' and for volunteer teaching of English to refugees.

 
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9 1.367 Alabama and Alaska activities/correspondence 1939
  

Includes: plan to settle refugees in Autaga County, Ala.; and "Opportunities for refugees in Alaska," a report by Robert Marshall, Frank C. Ashbrook, and J. D. Rice (subcommittee of U.S. Department of Agriculture Committee on Refugee Problems).

 
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10 1.437 American Committee for Christian German Refugees; 1939
  

American Friends Service Committee

 
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11 1.481 American Jewish Committee; 1939
  

American Jewish Congress. Includes plan for the Thomas Mann Foundation for Intellectual Workers in Exile (forwarded by the AJC).

 
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12 1.528 American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee; 1939
  


American League for Peace and Democracy;

American ORT Foundation;

American Public Welfare Association

 
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13 1.572 Argentina correspondence (Association Filanthropica Israelita); 1939
  


Arizona and Arkansas activities/correspondence;

Center for European Immigrants' Arts and Handicrafts;

Associated Refugee Artists Guild of America (the New American-European Artists Guild)

Appel, Michael G. (Jewish Family Welfare Society). Correspondence

 
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14 1.616 Varia filed under "B" 1939
  

Includes NCC pamphlet in German: New York ist gross – Amerika ist grösser, with English translation by Louis Berg

 
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15 1.664 Correspondence "Ba" to "Be": Mrs. George Backer; Paul Baerwald; Edgar S. Bamberger; Lawrence Berenson 1939
  

 
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16 1.689 Bank accounts. List of accounts and signers June 1939
  

 
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17 1.691 Bequests and endowments (prospective) 1939
  

 
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18 1.695 / 2.1 Correspondence "Bi" to "Bl": Walter H. Bieringer; Jacob Billikopf; Jacob Blaustein 1939
  

 
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19 2.29 B'nai Brith 1939
  

 
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20 2.35 Board of Directors 1939
  

Includes: incorporators; list of members; election of officers; directory of NRS's professional staffs; and executives (arranged alphabetically and departmentally)

 
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21 2.85 Board of Directors. Suggestions for membership 1939
  

 
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22 2.126 Board of Directors. Suggestions for membership 1939
  

 
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23 2.252 Board of Directors 1939
  

Includes NCC correspondence between William Rosenwald and Harry Greenstein (May 1939); and form letters addressed to NRS board members, August to December 1939

 
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24 2.264 Board of Directors. Executive Committee. Minutes, June to November 1939 1939
  

 
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25 2.334 Board of Directors. Meeting of 21 July 1939 1939
  

Includes: materials sent to board members; lists of guests; NRS bylaws; and list of 71 members of the Board.

 
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26 2.419 Board of Directors. Meeting of 21 July 1939. Correspondence with participants 1939
  

 
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27 2.461 Board of Directors. Meeting of 21 July 1939. Speeches and reports 1939
  

 
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28 2.494 Board of Directors. Projected meeting, Chicago, 19 November 1939 1939
  

 
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29 2.513 Executive Committee Subcommittee on Personnel 1940
  

Includes minutes and proposed personnel practices.

 
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30 2.530 NRS form letters/circulars circa 1939-1940
  

Includes: "The National Refugee Service: what it is and what it does"; list of refugee enterprises; "The Refugee in America"; memorandum to committees and cooperating agencies concerning the United States Committee for the Care of European Children (July 1940)

 
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31 2.538 Executive Committee. Budgets 1939-1940
  

 
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32 2.555 Executive Committee. Budgets 1939
  

 
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33 2.596 Executive Committee. Budgets. 1939
  

Letter from William Haber to I. Edwin Goldwasser, chair of the Budget Committee, 14 November 1939, regarding the NRS budget

 
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34 2.603 NRS payrolls 1939
  

 
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35 2.637 NRS weekly administrative statistics, 8 July 1939 to 6 October 1939 1939
  

 
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36 2.641 Executive Director's monthly report of activities July 1939
  

 
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37 2.666 Executive Director's monthly report of activities August 1939
  

 
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38 2.691 Executive Director's monthly report of activities September-October 1939
  

 
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39 2.699 Executive Director's monthly and summary report November 1939
  

 
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40 2.704 / 3.1 NRS printed materials 1939
  

Items sent to Board of Directors, and cooperating committees and organizations: NRS Information bulletin no. 1 (8 September 1939) and no. 2 (22 September 1939), concerning the international situation with respect to refugees

 
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41 3.19 Thank-you letters from recipients of NRS reports 1939
  

 
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42 3.30 Interoffice memoranda concerning meetings at time of establishment of NRS March-June 1939
  

 
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43 3.45 Board members and affiliated organizations (NCC material) 1938-1939
  

 
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44 3.220 Memorandum, "The refugee problem and the absorptive capacity of Palestine," submitted to the Intergovernmental Committee for Refugees by the American Emergency Committee for Palestine Affairs and United Jewish Appeal October 1939
  

 
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45 3.238 Borchardt, Frederick W. Interoffice memoranda 1939
  

Includes material concerning the emigration of Jews from Germany to the United States under the German and the Polish quotas (correspondence from Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland).

 
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46 3.252 Correspondence "Br": Abner Bregman (Rosenwald Capital Outlay Fund); David M. Bressler (NRS Executive Committee); Alexander Brest; Arthur Brin 1939
  

 
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47 3.270 B'rith Sholom, Independent Order (Philadelphia, Pa.; Lewis Levine, Grand Master); 1939
  

"Budget making" (December 1939), a report pertaining to needs of refugees, based on a study by the Family Agencies of New York City, with food allowances modified to meet the needs of Jewish families observing the dietary laws

 
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48 3.275 Correspondence "Bu": John S. Burke; Benjamin J. Buttenwieser; Fred M. Butzel 1939
  

 
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49 3.287 Varia filed under "C." Includes Alfredo Coen's report on the Italian immigration problem. 1939
  

 
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50 3.317 California activities/correspondence 1939
  

 
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51 3.411 Canada activities/correspondence 1939
  

 
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52 3.431 Correspondence "C": Louis Caplan; Dudley Cates; Samuel McCrae Cavert (Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America) 1939
  

 
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53 3.441 Cedar Brook Dairy Farm, Oregon (location of a project to settle refugees); 1939
  


Census project to record the number and distribution of refugees;

Central Index of the NRS. Procedures for clearing cases to avoid duplication

 
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54 3.488 Central Office Management 1939
  

Mostly memoranda of Morris H. Adler, NRS central office manager

 
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55 3.519 Chamberlain, Joseph P. (NRS Chairman of the Board). Correspondence 1939
  

 
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56 3.554 Chamberlain, Joseph P. Dinner in his honor on 2 October 1939 1939
  

 
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57 3.565 Chartering of a boat for refugees (memorandum, September 1939); 1939
  


Colonization projects;

Committee for Catholic Refugees from Germany;

American Jewish Congress House

 
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58 3.593 Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars 1939
  

 
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59 3.614 Chicago Committee for Jewish Refugees. Letter from Charles H. Jordan (National Committee for Resettlement of Foreign Physicians) to Mrs. A. De Koven (secretary of the Chicago Committee's Advisory Committee for Graduates of Foreign Medical Colleges) November 1939
  

 
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60 3.621 Printed material concerning refugees 1939
  

Includes: Better Business Bureau of Pittsburgh fact sheet on anti-refugee rumors; Refugee facts, published by the American Friends Service Committee; reprints of various articles on refugees, including "Refugee services," by Harry Greenstein and Hertha Kraus (presented at the American Public Welfare Association); Patriotism versus prejudice by Struthers Burt; Public welfare news (July 1939); and "The National Coordinating Committee recast" by Harry Greenstein, reprinted from Notes and news (5 June 1939).

 
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61 3.749 Central Reception and Information Service 1939
  

Comprises reports and interoffice memoranda. Topics include complaints; Spanish refugees of Polish origin; workflow; advisory committee on the department. Includes weekly reports for 17-21 April, 12-16 June.

 
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62 3.773 / 4.1 Relief and Service department (earlier called: Case Work division; Hanna Ziegler, head) July-October 1939
  

 
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63 4.79 Relief and Service department November-December 1939
  

 
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64 4.130 Relief and Service department. NRS report: "Study of 1,957 cases on relief in October 1939" (only Section II, tables); Relief and Service department budget requests for December 1939 1939
  

 
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65 4.158 Relief and Service department. "Suggested outline for relief study," federal study to be led by the National Resources Planning Board (Bane/Hochler, 28 September 1939) 1939
  

 
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66 4.175 Relief and Service department. Blank relief forms (California State Relief Administration) 1939
  

 
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67 4.185 Research and Information 1939
  

Includes memoranda concerning public relations matters (Louis Berg), and concerning information files on communities, based on replies to questionnaire (Catherine Savard, NCC Research department, Resettlement division).

 
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68 4.193 NCC Resettlement division report submitted to Harry Greenstein, 13 February 1939. Includes: history and purposes of the Resettlement division; minutes of meetings, 29 May and 26 June 1938; resettlement issue of the NCC bulletin, vol. 1, no. 1 (12 September 1939); local resettlement agencies; reports; directory of chairmen and correspondents of committees affiliated with the NCC. 1938-1939
  

 
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69 4.252 Copies of William Haber's correspondence read by William Rosenwald (NRS president) 1939
  

 
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70 4.267 Selfhelp of Émigrés from Central Europe, Inc. (earlier name: Selfhelp for German Émigrés) 1939
  

 
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71 4.303 Self-Support department (Issai Hosiosky). Correspondence and interoffice memoranda 1939
  

 
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72 4.333 Social and Cultural Adjustment division (Edward B. Marks, director). Correspondence and interoffice memoranda 1939
  

 
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73 4.359 Varia filed under "H" 1939
  

 
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74 4.419 Hyman, Joseph C. (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee). Correspondence. Includes material on BELHICEM (Belgian HICEM). 1939
  

 
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75 4.429 Haber, William. Biographical statement and requests for travel authorizations. 1939
  

 
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76 4.444 Haber, William. Interoffice memoranda (to and from) 1939
  

Includes NCC Resettlement division statistical report (April 1939); and minutes of meeting on Italian refugees (December 1939).

 
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77 4.488 Hebrew Free Loan Society 1939
  

 
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78 4.494 Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) materials 1939
  

Includes HIAS-NRS meeting of 8 November 1939, and other material on cooperation, with eventual aim of transferring immigration activities to a permanently established body.

 
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79 4.504 Heyman, David M. Correspondence regarding the NCC and the formation of the NRS 1939
  

 
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80 4.507 Correspondence "H": High Commissioner for Refugees (League of Nations); Max Hirsch (Cincinnati, Ohio); Max S. Hirsch (Oregon Émigré Committee) 1939
  

 
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81 4.541 Associated Hospital Service of New York; 1939
  


Housing of refugees (memorandum of the Social Adjustment division);

Humane Refugee Aid Society;

Humanity Guild

 
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82 4.570 Hungarian refugees 1939
  

 
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83 4.600 Varia filed under "I" 1939
  

 
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84 4.610 Illinois activities/correspondence 1939
  

Mostly pertaining to individuals/groups in Chicago. Also includes printed material: America and the refugees, by Louis Adamic; and Social work today (December 1939), with articles by Cecilia Razovsky, William Haber, and Amelia Igel.

 
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85 4.705 Board of Directors. Meeting of 2 December 1939, Chicago 1939
  

Mostly reports to the Board by the president, executive director, individual departments (Migration; Employment; Relief and Service; Resettlement; Public Relations), and Capital Loan Committee.

 
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86 4.738 Immigrants Conference 1939 (a self-help organization; Wilfred C. Hulse, chair); 1939
  


Indiana activities/correspondence;

In-Service Training program for staff;

Information and Research department

 
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87 4.759 Interdepartmental meetings 1939
  

 
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88 4.808 / 5.1 "In transit" cases (Migration department); 1939
  


Invitation to Newport, R.I., Tercentenary, dedication of monument;

Iowa activities/correspondence

 
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89 5.17 Italian refugees 1939
  

 
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90 5.31 Ittleson, Henry. Correspondence 1939
  

 
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91 5.55 Varia filed under "J" 1939
  

 
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92 5.74 Correspondence "Ja" to "Je": S. B. Jacobson; Philip G. Jessup; Jewish Board of Guardians 1939
  

 
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93 5.85 Jewish Family Welfare Society (Brooklyn, N.Y.) 1937, 1939
  

Includes annual report on work with German refugee families (February 1939); and manual of personnel practices.

 
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94 5.116 Jewish Information Bureau; 1939
  


Jewish Occupational Council;

Jewish Social Service Association

 
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95 5.181 Jewish Telegraphic Agency; 1939
  


Jewish Theological Seminary;

Jewish Vacation Association

 
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96 5.243 Igazság/Justice (Hungarian-American bilingual newspaper). 3 issues, September-October 1939; 1939
  


Jewish War Veterans of the United States;

Jewish Welfare Board;

Johnson, Alvin S. (North Carolina farm project);

Jüdisches Familienblatt (New York). Vol. 3, no. 1, Rosh Hashanah 1939

 
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97 5.285 Varia filed under "K" 1939
  

 
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98 5.305 Correspondence "K": Beatrice S. Kahn (Mrs. Ely Jacques Kahn); Daniel Koshland 1939
  


Kentucky activities/correspondence

 
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99 5.315 Kovarsky, Marcel (NRS administrative assistant). Interoffice memoranda; daily appointments 1939
  

 
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100 5.341 Kempner, S. Marshall (NRS Treasurer). Correspondence 1939
  

Includes NCC material (correspondence with Harry Greenstein, draft outline of NRS public relations program; March-May 1939). Also includes: Refugee immigration: facts and figures (NCC); "The National Coordinating Committee recast," by Harry Greenstein (June 1939, reprint); "The work of the National Refugee Service"; NRS bylaws.

 
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101 5.401 Kohs, Samuel C. (Los Angeles Co-ordinating Committee for Aid to Jewish Refugees). Correspondence 1939
  

Includes some NCC material, with Kohs as director, Resettlement division (February-June 1939).

 
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102 5.509 Varia filed under "L" 1939
  

 
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103 5.532 Correspondence "L": Albert D. Lasker; Florina Lasker; Peter I. B. Lavan; Robert Lazarus 1939
  

 
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104 5.549 Labor relations and trade unions. Correspondence with Read Lewis (chair, Joint Conference on Immigration Legislation) 1939
  

 
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105 5.562 Correspondence "Le": Carolin A. Flexner, secretary to Governor Herbert H. Lehman; Robert Lehman; Charles J. Liebman (Refugee Economic Corporation) 1939
  

 
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106 5.598 Lists of key people in public life and institutions, often grouped by state; lists of persons invited to various meetings or conferences; lists of officers and executive committee members of the NRS circa 1937-1939
  

 
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107 5.694 / 6.1 Correspondence "Lo": Isidor Loeb (Dean, School of Business and Public Administration, Washington University, St. Louis); Joseph P. Loeb (attorney, Los Angeles); Simon Loeb (Loeb & Troper, certified public accountants) 1939
  

 
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108 6.16 Correspondence "Lo" (cont.): Richard O. Loengard; Solomon Lowenstein (Executive Vice President, Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies); 1939
  

Louisiana activities/correspondence

 
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109 6.46 Varia filed under "M" 1939
  

 
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110 6.84 Mailing list 1939
  

 
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111 6.100 Correspondence "Ma": James G. McDonald; Herbert Mallinson (Dallas, Texas); Edward B. Marks (NRS, Social Adjustment division; re: Jewish Vacation Association) 1939
  

 
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112 6.124 Mann, Ruth (Jewish Social Service Association), "The adjustment of German refugees in this country in relation to their background"; and "Case work with refugees," by Amelia Igel, NRS (both papers delivered at the National Jewish Conference of Social Welfare Work, Buffalo, N.Y., June 1939) 1939
  

 
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113 6.191 Correspondence "Ma" to Mo": Augusta Mayerson (Director, National Council of Jewish Women); Arthur S. Meyer; Henry Monsky (Omaha, Neb.); 1939
  

Military service of Jews in Germany. Interoffice memoranda on this topic

 
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114 6.209 Board of Directors. Executive Committee. Draft meeting minutes: 25 September, 9 October, and 6 November 1939 1939
  

 
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115 6.219 Maine activities/correspondence; 1939
  


Maryland activities/correspondence;

Massachusetts activities/correspondence;

Mexico activities/correspondence

 
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116 6.250 Michigan activities/correspondence; 1939
  


Minnesota activities/correspondence;

Missouri activities/correspondence

 
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117 6.368 Varia filed under "N" 1939
  

 
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118 6.396 National Coordinating Committee (NCC). Includes statistical reports (April-May 1939), memoranda, and other material 1938-1939
  

 
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119 6.443 NCC. Correspondence related to Harry Greenstein's project to reorganize the NCC 1939
  

 
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120 6.507 NCC. Harry Greenstein's project to reorganize the NCC 1939
  

Includes "The National Coordinating Committee recast," by Greenstein (June 1939); minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors (20 May 1938 and 6 June 1939); budget for 1939

 
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121 6.535 National Council of Jewish Women February-July 1939
  

Includes minutes of meeting of 9 May 1939 with the NCC; and correspondence concerning budget matters, and the separate incorporation of Council of Service for Foreign Born (or: Service to Foreign Born)

 
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122 6.581 National Council of Jewish Women August-December 1939
  

Includes draft agreement with the NRS (31 August 1939) regarding division of responsibilities with the NCJW's Council of Service for Foreign Born

 
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123 6.659 National Council of Jewish Women. Monthly statistics June-December 1939
  

 
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124 6.674 National Council of Jewish Women. Agreement with the NRS on division of responsibilities with NCJW's Council of Service for Foreign Born August-December 1939
  

 
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125 6.709 / 7.1 National Council of Jewish Women. New York Section 1939
  

 
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126 7.48 National Council of Jewish Women. Brooklyn Section 1939
  

 
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127 7.79 NCC. Dinner given by William Rosenwald at Waldorf Astoria to enlist support by Jewish leaders for the refugee work of the NCC, 2 March 1939 1939
  

 
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128 7.198 General correspondence (William Haber and others) 1939
  

 
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129 7.209 Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Meetings July 1939 1939
  

 
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130 7.245 Refugee dentists 1939
  

Includes items concerning retraining at the University of Pittsburgh Dental School.

 
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131 7.267 Public relations: refugee statement upon outbreak of war in Europe 1939
  

Drafts and correspondence in English and German concerning proposed statement to be signed by prominent refugees from Germany and disseminated among fellow refugees, suggesting restraint in expression of political opinions in view of the wartime situation in Europe (September 1939)

 
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132 7.288 Physicians Committee 1939
  

Committee names referred to vary: Central Committee for the Resettlement of Foreign Physicians; National Committee for Resettlement of Foreign Physicians; Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Physicians (i.e. Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Medical Scientists). Includes some NCC material.

 
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133 7.324 Czechoslovakian refugees. Correspondence with T. G. Masaryk Club (New York, N.Y.), in part concerning refugee physicians 1939
  

 
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134 7.340 Mental Hygiene Committee 1939
  

 
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135 7.356 Budgeting for member agencies (Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds), no. 52, containing report about the organization of the NRS 1939
  

 
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136 7.359 Circulars addressed to cooperating agencies on matters related to immigration and resettlement of refugees, as well as on the reorganization of the NCC and establishment of the NRS 1939
  

 
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137 7.399 Migration department (Cecilia Razovsky, Augusta Mayerson). Correspondence, memoranda, reports May-August 1939
  

 
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138 7.444 Migration department. Correspondence, circulars, memoranda, reports August-October 1939
  

 
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139 7.527 Migration department. Correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes of meeting November-December 1939
  

 
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140 7.600 Committee on Displaced Foreign Psychologists. Correspondence with the American Psychological Association concerning use of form to clear refugee cases with the NRS Central Index October 1939
  

 
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141 7.602 Rosenwald Family Capital Outlay Fund 1939
  

 
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142 7.622 Rosenwald, William (NRS president). List of matters discussed between Rosenwald and William Haber 1939
  

 
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143 7.626 Social service review (Chicago). Correspondence; 1939
  

Illinois Conference on Social Welfare

 
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144 7.638 National Conference on Social Work (special committee on refugees) 1939
  

Social work today. Correspondence and memoranda concerning article on NRS to be published in the journal

 
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145 7.653 Various conferences on social work and refugees 1939
  

 
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146 7.670 International Student Service (Robert G. Spivack, secretary) 1939
  

 
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147 7.672 Social Workers Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy (Spanish refugee relief campaign) 1939
  

 
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148 7.676 The survey (publication for students in the social sciences). Correspondence 1939
  

 
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149 7.685 Varia filed under "P" 1939
  

 
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150 7.706 Overland Refugee Transportation Co.; 1939
  


Palestine Foundation Fund;

Stace, Arthur W., editor, Ann Arbor News

 
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151 7.716 / 8.1 Notgemeinschaft Deutscher Wissenschaftler im Ausland (New York, N.Y.); 1939
  

William Haber's draft article on NRS for Notes and news

 
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152 8.7 NCC. Policy Committee. Minutes of meeting concerning division of responsibilities among participating agencies; 1939
  


Scholarship requests;

Cecilia Razovsky memorandum concerning refund of monies deposited with NRS for purpose of securing admission of German Jews into England (October 1939)

 
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153 8.21 Refugee Economic Cooperation 1939
  

 
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154 8.37 Refugee Artists Group; 1939
  

Memoranda on definition of a refugee

 
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155 8.51 Shanghai (refugee situation) 1939
  

 
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156 8.57 National Conference on Jewish Social Welfare 1939
  

 
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157 8.66 Various regional conferences; 1939
  

Refugee physicians in Connecticut

 
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158 8.94 Michigan and Nebraska activities/correspondence 1939
  

 
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159 8.109 New Jersey activities/correspondence 1939
  

 
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160 8.169 New Mexico activities/correspondence 1939
  

 
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161 8.172 New York (upstate) activities/correspondence 1939
  

 
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162 8.222 North Carolina activities/correspondence 1939
  

 
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163 8.225 Ohio activities/correspondence 1939
  

 
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164 8.257 Pennsylvania activities/correspondence 1939
  

 
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165 8.297 Pennsylvania activities/correspondence 1939
  

 
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166 8.338 Rhode Island and South Carolina activities/correspondence 1939
  

 
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167 8.341 Westchester County Coordinating Committee for Émigrés 1939
  

 
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168 8.351 Interoffice memoranda concerning contact information (addresses/personnel) of cooperating groups 1939
  

Office procedures: proposal for reorganization of procedures (Arthur D. Greenleigh)

 
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169 8.378 Suggestions and ideas. Includes proposals by Ludwig Auerbach and M. L. Neustadter. 1939
  

 
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170 8.388 Office equipment; purchasing department 1939
  

 
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171 8.421 Office space 1939
  

 
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172 8.443 Mail and telegraph service 1939
  

 
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173 8.466 Stenographic and copying services 1939
  

 
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174 8.491 Stationery 1939
  

 
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175 8.509 Telephone service 1939
  

 
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176 8.538 Staff meetings 1939
  

 
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177 8.549 Lease of the building 1939
  

 
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178 8.600 Contract architects; reorganization 1939
  

 
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179 8.616 Staff training program and special projects 1939
  

 
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180 8.643 Varia filed under "O"; 1939
  

Correspondence "R": James N. Rosenberg, Rabbi Lazar Schoenfeld (Rabbinical Board of the Bronx), Joseph A. Rosen, Judge Theodore Rosen

 
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181 8.668 Instructions for clearance of case files with the NRS Central Index 1939
  

 
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182 8.672 Danzig American Hebrew Association (N. Golinkin, secretary). Correspondence concerning refugees from Danzig 1939
  

 
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183 8.700 Daily record - appointments June-September 1939
  

 
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184 8.771 Daily record - appointments October-November 1939
  

 
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185 8.789 Volunteers 1939
  

 
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186 8.805 Ludwig Vogelstein Fund 1939
  

 
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187 8.808 / 9.1 Vacation schedules and replacements 1939
  

 
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188 9.22 Vocational training of refugees 1939
  

 
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189 9.40 Alien registration 1940
  

Includes pamphlet: Questions and answers on alien registration (Alien Registration Division, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1940)

 
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190 9.87 Executive Director's report of activities November/December 1939
  

 
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191 9.97 Travel authorizations 1939
  

 
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192 9.141 NRS financial report for year ended 31 December 1940 March 1941
  

 
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193 9.166 NRS financial report for year ended 31 December 1940. Supplementary report on independent confirmations (bonds, loan balances) for 1940 July 1941
  

 
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194 9.180 NRS. Joseph P. Chamberlain form letter on the organization of the NRS July 1939
  

 
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195 9.184 NCC. Minutes of the first meeting of the Board of Directors of the NCC Fund May 1938
  

 
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196 9.192 NCC Allocation Committee meeting November 1938
  

 
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197 9.221 Reprints of articles: William Haber and Arthur Jacobs, "First attempts at co-ordinating the administration of unemployment compensation and relief" (Social service review, June 1939); William Haber, "The National Refugee Service" (Notes and news, 29 September 1939) 1939
  

 
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198 9.240 NRS budget for 1940 1939
  

 
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199 9.253 Salary scales. Preliminary data for the establishment of NRS salary scales, from files of Arthur D. Greenleigh 1937
  

 
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200 9.268 Salary scales. Preliminary data for the establishment of NRS salary scales. Includes NCC relief statistics. 1938-1939
  

 
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201 9.312 Salary scales. Preliminary data for the establishment of NRS salary scales. Includes NCC relief statistics, personnel of Resettlement division. 1939
  

 
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202 9.358 Salary scales. Preliminary data for the establishment of NRS salary scales: personnel practices. Includes manuals of personnel practices of the Jewish Family Welfare Society and of the National Council of Jewish Women, Brooklyn Section. 1937-1939
  

 
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203 9.417 American Association of Social Workers 1940
  

 
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204 9.459 Who is who in American Jewry 1939
  

 
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205 9.467 Young Women's Hebrew Association 1939
  

 
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206 9.472 Welfare Council of New York City; 1939
  

Social Service Exchange of NCC

 
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207 9.506 United Jewish Appeal 1939
  

Includes NRS application to the Allocation Committee for an emergency appropriation (10 October 1939)

 
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208 9.567 United Jewish Appeal 1939
  

Includes correspondence with the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Pittsburgh (Maurice Taylor, executive director).

 
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209 9.614 Board of Directors. Drafts of letters on budgetary needs of the NRS, and on its organizational structure and aims; invitation to potential Board members; form letters to Board members 1939-1940
  

 
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210 9.681 Trade Winds, Inc. ('refugee shop'); 1939
  

Board of Directors. Form letter to Board members concerning waiver of notice of meetings

 
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211 9.716 Varia filed under "S" to "Z" 1938-1940
  

 
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212 9.759 Varia filed under "W" 1939
  

 
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213 9.800 / 10.1 Correspondence "T" to "Wa": William B. Thalheimer; Frank Vorenberg; Erich M. Warberg; Edward M. M. Warburg; Paul Felix Warburg; Ingrid Warburg; Max M. Warburg 1939
  

 
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214 10.39 Correspondence "Wa" to "We": George L. Warren; Frank L. Weil; Albert C. Weihl; Otto M. Weiler; Sol Weinberg 1939
  

 
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215 10.85 Correspondence "Wh" to "Wo": William Allen White; Henry Wineman; Ethel Wise (Greater New York Coordinating Committee for German Refugees); Rabbi Jonah B. Wise (Central Synagogue, New York, N.Y.); Stephen S. Wise (American Jewish Congress); Morris Wolf; Ralph Wolf 1939
  

 
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216 10.140 Washington, D.C. activities/correspondence 1939
  

Includes letter from IRS concerning exemption from taxes imposed under the Social Security Act; and correspondence with the American Red Cross. Also includes text of Mrs. Roosevelt's address to B'nai Brith's Women's Auxiliary luncheon.

 
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217 10.167 Tennessee activities/correspondence 1939
  

 
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218 10.171 Texas activities/correspondence 1939
  

 
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219 10.204 Vermont activities/correspondence 1939
  

 
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220 10.207 Virgina activities/correspondence 1939
  

 
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221 10.219 Washington (state) activities/correspondence 1939
  

 
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222 10.226 West Virginia activities/correspondence 1939
  

 
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223 10.230 Wisconsin activities/correspondence 1939
  

 
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224 10.267 Statements and reports on refugee issues: "The National Coordinating Committee recast," by Harry Greenstein (June 1939, reprint);"The refugee problem in the United States," by William Rosenwald (July 1939); "Where are the refugees?"; Refugee immigration: facts and figures (NCC); Joint Distribution Committee report (July 1939); NRS report for fiscal year ended 31 December 1939 1939-1940
  

 
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225 10.288 Speeches and articles by William Haber 1939-1940
  

 
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226 10.301 Papers on refugee problems 1939
  

 
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227 10.324 Salary scales. Includes negotiations with the Social Service Employees' Union 1939
  

 
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228 10.408 United Palestine Appeal. Concerns a shipment of clothes to Palestine by the Danzig American Hebrew Association (N. Golinkin, secretary). 1939
  

 
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229 10.410 United Jewish Appeal. NRS application to the Allocation Committee for an emergency appropriation (October/November 1939) 1939
  

 
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230 10.456 United States Department of Justice. Concerns the Department's Committee on Standards and Procedures for Parole Supervision, National Parole Conference, Washington, D.C. (April 1939) 1939
  

 
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231 10.463 United States Department of Labor. Concerns the White House Conference on Children in a Democracy (April 1939) 1939
  

 
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232 10.477 United States Department of Agriculture. Concerns the possibility of settling Jews on farms. Includes the text of a speech by Mordecai Ezekiel, "The city half of the farm problem" (June 1938). 1939
  

 
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233 10.485 Correspondence with Moses Fainberg and William Stein on financial matters, including a grant for the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced German Scholars (later: Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars) 1939
  

 
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234 10.488 List of departmental heads; interoffice memoranda 1939
  

 
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235 10.495 Connecticut activities/correspondence 1939
  

 
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236 10.504 Agricultural Committee (J. W. Pincus, chair) 1939
  

 
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237 10.564 Employment department (Nell Mann, head) 1939
  

 
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238 10.636 Musician's Committee (Mark Brunswick, chair) 1939
  

 
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239 10.689 Accounting department (Irwin Speiser, head) 1939
  

 
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240 10.743 Accounting department 1939
  

 
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241 10.751 / 11.1 Public Relations department (Louis Berg, head) 1939
  

 
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242 11.48 Rabbis Committee 1939
  

 
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243 11.69 National Council of Jewish Women. Council of Service for Foreign Born 1939
  

 
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244 11.75 Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds 1939
  

 
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245 11.123 Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds 1939
  

 
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246 11.169 Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds 1939
  

 
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247 11.222 Comptroller/Accounting department (Moses Fainberg, head). Correspondence on financial matters; minutes of Executive Committee meeting (23 October 1939). Includes some NCC material. 1939
  

 
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248 11.309 Comptroller/Accounting department. Correspondence on financial matters. Includes some NCC material. 1939
  

 
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249 11.351 Comptroller/Accounting department. Correspondence on financial matters. Includes some NCC material. 1939
  

 
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250 11.383 Comptroller/Accounting department. Correspondence concerning monthly budget requests and authorizations for June to September 1939 1939
  

 
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251 11.401 Comptroller/Accounting department. Authorizations for equipment and supplies 1939
  

 
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252 11.425 Comptroller/Accounting department. Bank accounts 1939
  

 
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253 11.450 Comptroller/Accounting department. Loans, insurance, and audits 1939
  

 
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254 11a.21 [splice] Comptroller/Accounting department. Miscellaneous contributions 1939
  

 
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255 11a.24 Capital Loan Committee (Moses Fainberg, secretary) 1939
  

 
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256 11a.81 Capital Loan Committee 1939
  

 
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257 11a.121 German-Jewish Children's Aid (Blanche Bauman Goldman, chair) 1939
  

Includes correspondence with William Haber concerning financial and administrative matters.

 
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Series III: Social and Cultural Adjustment division, 1938-1944

63 files
Scope and Content:

This series mainly contains records of the Social and Cultural Adjustment division division (often, more briefly: Social Adjustment), which was first established in fall 1938, in the era of the National Coordinating Committee for Aid to Refugees and Emigrants Coming from Germany (NCC). It was initially a stand-alone division under the umbrella of special committees and projects. Later, from approximately December 1941 through sometime in 1942, it became part of what was then known as the department of Central Reception and Information, under the directorship of Hanna Ziegler. (Central Reception, where clients were initially interviewed and referred for services, was known at other points as 'Central Intake.') The first director of Social Adjustment was Heinz Kellerman. Subsequent directors and their approximate terms were: Edward B. Marks (December 1939 – May 1940), E. K. Schwartz (June 1940 – January 1941), Mildred Stadholz (1941) and Marjorie B. Levi (1942). Ann S. Petluck became director around November 1942, when the division was integrated into the Community Relations department. Petluck, who went on to lead the Migration department, was succeeded as director of Social Adjustment by Lucille M. Segal sometime in 1943. Finally, Judith Coler assumed the position, as of June 1944.

The Social and Cultural Adjustment division provided a variety of services intended to help immigrants become oriented to American culture and integrated into their new social surroundings. Services were sometimes provided for specific clients as part of a case treatment plan developed by a social worker. The division also disseminated information about or made arrangements for activities as a resource for a general refugee clientele. Activities in this area included English classes; recreational events; cultural opportunities such as museums and concerts; and participation in holiday synagogue services.

Two of the files in this series pertain to the agency-wide Joint Supervisory Group (Folders 261 and 320). Related material pertaining to meetings of department heads or the Supervisory Group are found elsewhere in the collection, in Folders 734 and 987-988.

Also included in this series are a few files pertaining to agency-wide staff meetings (Folders 265-266); NRS executive director reports, annual reports or general material (Folders 312-313); and files relating mainly to the parent department, the Community Relations department (Folders 266-268 and 272; for more information about that department, see Series IV). One of the latter files, Folder 268, is for the Social Adjustment Committee, which was one of the lay advisory committees on which community members served as part of the NRS’s community relations program. The work of this committee was related to but distinct from the professional work of the NRS staff in the Social Adjustment division, and most of the files for that committee can be found with other files of the advisory committees in Series IV (see Folders 333-339, 435-437, and 441).

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258 11a.224 Social Adjustment division. Minutes of meeting with representatives of émigré groups, concerning matters related to 'enemy aliens' (specifically, the interpretation of the Presidential Proclamations numbers 2526 and 2527, which defined German and Italian enemy aliens and prescribed general regulations governing their conduct) December 1941
  

 
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259 11a.227 Social Adjustment division. Meetings called by Ethel Wise, with representatives of other groups, concerning refugee issues 1941-1942
  

 
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260 11a.259 Social Adjustment division. Meetings called by Ethel Wise, with representatives of other groups, concerning refugee issues. Includes meeting with the American Committee for Christian Refugees. 1942
  

 
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261 11a.274 / 12.6 Steering Committee of the Joint Supervisory Group (Anne M. Moltz, presiding; Ann S. Petluck, secretary). Minutes of meetings 1942-1943
  

 
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262 12.22 Social Adjustment division (Heinz Kellerman, Mildred Stadholz). Correspondence with clients and community organizations 1939-1941
  

 
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263 12.111 Social Adjustment division (Mildred Stadholz). Correspondence with clients and community organizations 1939-1942
  

 
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264 12.257 Social Adjustment division (E. K. Schwartz, Edward B. Marks). Correspondence with clients and community organizations 1939-1941
  

 
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265 12.318 NRS staff conferences. Includes handbook and program for staff conference in March 1943; NRS annual reports for 1939-1941; program and budget (1943). 1939-1943
  

 
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266 12.417 Minutes of agency-wide staff meeting (December 1943); 1941-1943
  

Community Relations department (1941-1942), including schedules of activities, and completed speaker report forms of Otto M. Weiler (1942)

 
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267 12.453 Community Relations department. Ann S. Petluck memoranda on weekly staff conferences 1942-1943
  

 
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268 12.468 Community Relations department. Lay advisory committees. Social Adjustment Committee. Correspondence of Wolfgang S. Schwabacher (chair) with Henry I. Selver (Council on Immigrant Youth); 1942
  

Memorandum concerning refugee representation on the Social Adjustment Committee and other lay advisory committees

 
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269 12.474 Reports of Executive Director Joseph E. Beck to the Executive Committee, September to October 1943; circa 1943
  

Biographical sketches of executive directors Albert Abrahamson and Joseph E. Beck.

 
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270 12.487 Social Adjustment division (Ann S. Petluck, Milton Feinberg). Memoranda 1942-1943
  

 
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271 12.495 Social Adjustment division (Edith Adler, Alice Flexner Rothblatt). Memoranda, including items from other departments: Family Service (Dorothy C. Kahn); Personnel and Office Management (Stella E. Baruch); Economic Adjustment (leaflet about the department for NRS staff) 1942
  

 
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272 12.540 Community Relations department weekly action record (file of Louise Brandeis) 1943
  

 
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273 12.554 Social Adjustment division (Alice Flexner Rothblatt, Ethel E. Wise, Hanna Ziegler, Greta Hirsch, Mildred Stadholz). Reports and other materials 1940-1942
  

 
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274 12.618 Social Adjustment division (Alice Flexner Rothblatt, Ethel E. Wise, Hanna Ziegler, Greta Hirsch, Mildred Stadholz). Reports and other materials 1940-1943
  

 
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275 12.646 Social Adjustment division. Notes on interviews with and visits to community groups (mostly by Hanna Ziegler, Edith Adler, and Alice Flexner Rothblatt) 1941-1942
  

 
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276 12.701 Social Adjustment 'kit,' consisting of list of resources, clippings, reports, publications. Includes some material from the Committee for Refugee Education (New York, N.Y.) 1943
  

 
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277 12.773 / 13.1 Social Adjustment division conferences (i.e. informal discussions/meetings) 1942
  

 
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278 13.14 Refugee Consultative Council Subcommittee for Social and Cultural Adjustment (NRS represented by Hanna Ziegler, Ann S. Petluck) 1942-1943
  

 
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279 13.33 Social Adjustment division. Activities related to children. Includes nursery-school placements. 1941-1942
  

 
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280 13.98 Social Adjustment division. General materials. Includes literature on pertinent issues; notes concerning "unfinished work," status of files, contacts for follow-up; correspondence (1939) of Heinz Kellerman with Rabbi Ira Eisenstein, Society for the Advancement of Judaism. 1939, 1941-1942
  

 
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281 13.165 Social Adjustment division. Current resources 1942
  

 
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282 13.210 Social Adjustment division. Studies: mostly interoffice memoranda concerning departmental and organizational issues; summaries of services offered by the division; notes on community groups and resources. Includes Ann S. Petluck's study/collection "America on display," created for the purpose of promoting resettlement among refugees 1942
  

 
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283 13.252 Social Adjustment division. Reports concerning programs of activities, refugee needs, resources available 1942-1943
  

 
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284 13.374 Social Adjustment division. Non-current files concerning Social Adjustment activities (includes some NCC material) 1937-1938
  

 
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285 13.464 Social Adjustment division. Non-current files (Heinz Kellerman, director). Includes some NCC material. 1938-1939
  

 
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286 13.558 Social Adjustment division. Interoffice memoranda concerning the relationship of the Social Adjustment division to the Community Relations department 1942
  

 
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287 13.571 Social Adjustment division. Form letters. Includes mailing list of refugee children. 1941-1942
  

 
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288 13.578 Social Adjustment division. Form letters (postcards) 1941-1942
  

 
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289 13.594 Social Adjustment division. Requests for pamphlets and other materials to be distributed among refugees. Includes pamphlets: Edwin Franko Goldman and the Goldman Band (New York, N.Y.); Tips for food handlers (New York City Department of Health) 1939-1941
  

 
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290 13.697 Social Adjustment division. Reconciliation Trips, Inc. 1940
  

 
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291 13.706 Social Adjustment division. Miscellaneous clippings, reprints. Topics include refugee physicians. 1939-1943
  

 
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292 13.728 Social Adjustment division. "Committee of Thirty," representing Jewish and non-Jewish refugee groups 1943
  

 
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293 13.736 Social Adjustment division. Correspondence with community groups concerning their upcoming programs of activities 1942-1943
  

 
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294 13.759 Social Adjustment division. Miscellaneous messages, inquiries 1942-1943
  

 
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295 13.764 Social Adjustment division. Speaker schedules and completed speaker report forms (Otto M. Weiler and others) 1941-1943
  

 
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296 13.788 Social Adjustment division. Departmental matters (projects, concerns, suggestions) 1941-1942
  

 
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297 13.799 / 14.1 Social Adjustment division. Summer stays on farms for refugees (material on Gould Farm, Great Barrington, Mass.) 1942
  

 
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298 14.15 Social Adjustment division. Address lists (community organizations, immigrant organizations, association publications, social agencies) 1939-1942
  

 
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299 14.30 Social Adjustment division. List of radio stations; address list of arts organizations/contacts (especially music, theater); correspondence concerning complimentary tickets to concerts and other arts events 1939-1942
  

 
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300 14.125 Social Adjustment division. Correspondence concerning complimentary tickets to concerts and other arts events 1939-1943
  

 
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301 14.191 Social Adjustment division. Correspondence concerning complimentary tickets to concerts and other arts events 1939-1943
  

 
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302 14.265 Social Adjustment division. Correspondence concerning complimentary tickets. Includes form letters to case workers requesting feedback regarding clients who received tickets for six months or longer 1943
  

 
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303 14.356 Social Adjustment division. Correspondence concerning complimentary tickets to concerts and other arts events. Includes list of refugee children to attend circus at Madison Square Garden. 1941-1942
  

 
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304 14.383 Social Adjustment division. Special projects: American Friends Service Committee summer hostel, Sky Island, in Nyack, N.Y.; "Young Europe and America" (Clara Leiser); "Fun centres" (Gertrude Mittelmann). Newsletter: Reports on Democratic reconstruction, no. 1 "The refugee work projects" 1942-1943
  

 
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305 14.405 Social Adjustment division. Teaching English 1940-1943
  

 
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306 14.446 Social Adjustment division. File of division director Edward B. Marks. Includes memoranda from staff on new developments; personnel matters; "News for newcomers," bulletin on NRS activities. 1939-1941, 1943
  

 
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307 14.477 Social Adjustment division. Passover and High Holy Days activities. Correspondence, and address lists of congregations/organizations/individuals offering invitations/tickets 1941-1942
  

 
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308 14.605 Social Adjustment division. Passover activities. Includes address lists and summary reports (Helen Schwartz). 1941-1942
  

 
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309 14.649 Social Adjustment division. Activities for children. Includes survey of children receiving referrals; reports; typescript, "The NRS and the nursery school." 1941-1942
  

 
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310 14.678 Social Adjustment division annual reports: 1) report for first year's activities (6 February 1939 to 6 February 1940); 2) materials for annual report for 1940 1940-1941
  

 
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311 14.715 Social Adjustment division annual report for 1940 1940-1941
  

 
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312 14.748 NRS executive files / general material. Report of Executive Director William Haber (November 1939); proceedings of Board of Directors meeting (December 1939); NRS Information bulletin no. 3-5, 8, on international developments, Canadian internees, transportation from abroad (1939-1940); "A statement on the problems and program of the NRS" (January 1941); "Study of cases on relief in June 1941"; "Work book on the refugee program," prepared by the NRS for the Conference of professional workers (Cleveland, Ohio, 16-19 January 1941) 1939-1941
  

 
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313 14.793 / 15.1 NRS executive files / general material. Reports of Executive Director William Haber (July 1939; August 1939; September-October 1939; November-December 1939). NRS annual reports for years 1939 (dated May 1940) and 1941 (including special report for first four months of 1942). Quarterly reports (January-December 1940; April-June 1941). NRS Field flashes, vol. I, no. 1 (12 March 1940). 1939-1942
  

 
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314 15.67 Social Adjustment division reports. Includes report of data on refugees (15 December 1939 - 14 May 1940); weekly reports on requests/referrals (some NCC material; 8 February - 26 December 1939); annual reports for 1939 and 1940. 1939-1940
  

 
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315 15.97 Social Adjustment division reports. Includes first annual report; monthly statistical analysis (January - August 1940); weekly statistical analysis (5 August - 30 December 1940). 1940
  

 
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316 15.153 Social Adjustment division reports. Includes summaries of current activities by division director Edward B. Marks; "NRS survey of social and cultural division aspects of 696 relief cases," by the Information and Statistics department (June 1941); annual statistics for 1941; various weekly and monthly statistical reports of the division (January 1941 - January 1942). 1941-1942
  

 
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317 15.234 Social Adjustment division. Various reports: "Hebrew immigration to the United States January 1, 1933 to June 30, 1943," by NRS Statistics division; "The Making of 260,00 Americans" (NRS, 1943); "NRS aids America's newcomers -- aids America: NRS program and budget 1943"; NRS Community bulletin (April-May 1943); annual report for 1941; various Social Adjustment division weekly and monthly reports and supporting notes/tallies, January 1942 - August 1943 1942-1943
  

 
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318 15.356 Social Adjustment division. Various division reports, including overview of monthly statistics for year 1942, and narrative monthly reports prepared by Alice Flexner Rothblatt; schedule of meetings (Rothblatt); annotated list of files on resources; address lists of refugee children participating in various activities; logs of contacts with clients. Also included are NRS monthly statistical reports prepared by the Statistics division. 1942
  

 
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319 15.427 Social Adjustment division. General NRS material: outline of new procedures for NRS departmental advisory committee (October 1943); various NRS interoffice memoranda (announcements to staff on general matters, such as procedures, personnel changes); NRS monthly statistical reports; NRS annual report for 1942 1943-1944
  

 
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320 15.478 Social Adjustment division. Minutes of various meetings attended by the division director (Lucille M. Segal; as of June 1944, Judith Coler): agency-wide administrative supervisory group, 8 December 1943; department heads, 9 December 1943; Community Relations department, 2 June 1944. Miscellaneous interoffice memoranda. 1943-1944
  

 
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Series IV: Community Relations department (1 of 3); NRS executive and general materials; and committees for vocational groups (physicians, musicians, medical scientists), 1937-1946

134 files
Arrangement:

This series is arranged in the following subseries:

Scope and Content:

This series draws together 4 subseries of files of the Community Relations department (subseries 1, 3, 7, 9), as well as one (subseries 2) pertaining to meetings that were part of the NRS Community Relations program, but with inclusion of NRS executive files of a more general nature. In addition, there are 4 subseries of other types of files interspersed. In one instance, subseries 6, the interspersed files contain general NRS material (staff memoranda, office forms), and one executive director report. The remaining 3 interspersed subseries (4, 5, and 8) comprise files of special committees that assisted certain vocational groups. Concerning those committees, please see the separate Scope and Content notes for subseries 4 (physicians), subseries 5 (musicians), and subseries 8 (medical scientists), respectively.

Please note that other files of the Community Relations department are found elsewhere in the collection, as follows:

  • Series III, Folders 266-268 and 272 (staff memoranda, reports of activities, speaker reports)
  • Series VII (entire), Folders 847-848 (lay advisory committees)
  • Series IX, Folder 986 (Family Service lay advisory committee)
  • Series X (entire), Folders 1007-1028 (Community Relations Committee; publicity mailings; Speakers Bureau; Field service division; field reports and correspondence with communities across the country)
  • Series XI, subseries 4 (entire), Folders 1307-1309 (United Jewish Appeal)
  • Series XII, Folders 1348-1351 (Financial Planning lay advisory committee)

The NRS instituted a formal Community Relations program in the fall of 1941. The program aimed to foster support for the NRS among community leaders in and outside of New York City, in part by soliciting participation of these leaders in meetings, conversations, and advisory committees. The program was initially developed by a Community Relations Committee, chaired by NRS president William Rosenwald (see Series X, subseries 1, Folders 1007-1008; also: Folder 1035, in Series X, subseries 3, Field Service division). The NRS Community Relations department, responsible for administering the program was headed by Ephraim R. Gomberg through at least August 1944. Gomberg had joined the NRS in fall 1939 and had helped to bring about the establishment throughout the country of local organizations and committees that cooperated in the resettlement of refugees, and he subsequently acted as the agency’s liaison with communities, and led public relations efforts (see biographical sketch of Gomberg in Folder 1152).

The Field Service division, which was in close contact with all the local cooperating communities throughout the counry (see the Scope and Content note of Series X, subseries 3 for further background), was at one point considered a division of the Community Relations department (as seen in an organizational chart, dated March 1943, found in Folder 660). Likewise, the Social and Cultural Adjustment division (see Series III), which was in regular contact with a wide variety of community organizations, groups and congregations in the New York area, became incorporated into the Community Relations department around November 1942.

According to a report by Gomberg, dated November 1942 (see Folder 1007), the Community Relations program was launched with an invitational conference held in New York City in October 1941 (see subseries 2, Folders 345, 347-349, 353-355, 357-363), which drew 143 leaders from within the city and another 143 from elsewhere in the country. In January 1942 meetings were held in Chicago in conjunction with the general assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds; 150 people met there with NRS officers and the executive director. The Community Relations department was also involved in the organization of the national meeting of the NRS in New York City in May 1942, which was attended by 103 community leaders from New York and 52 from elsewhere in the country.

The department also oversaw the New York City public relations program (see subseries 1, Folders 321-322; and subseries 3, Folders 382-389), which involved meetings with leaders in various trade or professional groups.

The department played a significant role in fundraising campaigns of the United Jewish Appeal (see correspondence in Series XI, subseries 4, Folders 1307-1309). It oversaw the development of publicity and speaking materials, publicity mailings, and the activities of a speakers bureau (see Series X, subseries 2, Folders 1009-1028).

Finally, the Community Relations department also supported the work of a number of lay advisory committees (also called departmental lay committees, or simply lay committees), made up of community leaders, whose province it was to review the objectives and programs of the departments of the NRS. The decision was made to establish such lay committees around August 1942. In the current series, files of the lay advisory committees are found in subseries 1 Folders 321, 323-339; subseries 3, Folders 391-405; subseries 7, Folder 432; and subseries 9 Folders 434-442, 447-452. (As noted above, other files of the Community Relations department related to the departmental lay advisory committees are also found elsewhere in the collection in Series VII; Series IX, Folder 986; and Series XII, Folders 1348-1351.)

The lay advisory committees had varying degrees of contact with department heads; as advisory bodies, these committees were not directly involved in the professional work carried on by the NRS staff. Initially there were seven committees, with names that indicate a correlation to departments or divisions of the NRS: Family Service; Migration and Alien Status; Office Management; Employment; Retraining; Social Adjustment; and Community Relations. Later, a Financial Planning Committee, a New York Public Relations Committee, and a Rabbis Committee were added. (See report on departmental lay committees, dated December 1942, found in Folder 396.)

One other lay advisory committee included here, the Technical Advisory Committee (see subseries 3, Folders 403, 405), advising on issues relevant to the Family Service department, had already been established earlier, in January 1942, and had a broader significance. Composed of executives of family agencies, it was designed to bring the local agencies into communication with one another and to give them a greater voice in the national organization (Lowenstein, p. 369). A Fact Finding Committee was formed at its urging, to examine the relationship of the NRS and local agencies; related to that committee, see reports and studies in Folders 750 and 1313 (Information and Statistics department). According to Lyman Cromwell White (p. 262-263), the Technical Advisory Committee later continued as a committee of the United Service for New Americans (USNA), the successor organization to the NRS, and took on an expanded role as a mediator in differences among communities concerning responsibility for refugees who had moved from one region to another, and in questions pertaining to policy and the relationships among local family service agencies, as well as the relationship between the local agencies and the national agency.

Subseries 1: Community Relations department (Lay advisory committees; New York City Public Relations program), 1940-1944

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321 15.489 New York Public Relations Committee (Monroe Goldwater, chair) 1942-1943
  

Composed of NRS leaders and representatives of the New York Jewish community, this committee met for the first time in September 1943, with the aim of addressing anti-refugee sentiment in the New York Jewish community and the general public; it represented a revival of the earlier Greater New York Advisory Committee, which had been formed at least a year before.

 
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322 15.513 New York City public relations program 1943
  

Includes biographical sketches of Samuel Margoshes, George N. Shuster, Joseph A. Berger; NRS annual report for 1942.

 
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323 15.552 Office Management Committee (Charles A. Riegelman, chair) 1942-1943
  

 
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324 15.611 Migration and Alien Status Committee, Sub-Committee on Reclassification (Charles A. Riegelman, chair). This sub-committee considered the effects of alien enemy regulations on 'stateless' refugees, and whether a case could be made for having them reclassified. 1943
  

 
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325 15.644 Migration and Alien Status Committee, Sub-Committee on Temporary Visas (Charles A. Riegelman, chair). This sub-committee considered the problems that arose in connection with the changing status of aliens in the United States on temporary visas. 1943
  

 
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326 15.688 / 16.1 Migration and Alien Status Committee (Joseph P. Chamberlain, chair) 1943
  

 
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327 16.29 Migration and Alien Status Committee. Resource material and memoranda, in part pertaining to émigré physicians. Includes NRS Migration newsletter, no. 3 and 4 (November-December 1943) 1942-1944
  

 
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328 16.88 Migration and Alien Status Committee, West Coast division 1942
  

 
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329 16.204 Migration and Alien Status Committee (Joseph P. Chamberlain, chair) 1943-1944
  

 
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330 16.301 Migration and Alien Status Committee. Mostly concerning the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Physicians (also: Medical Scientists). Includes The émigré physician in America, by D. L. Edsall and T. J. Putnam (reprinted from The journal of the American Medical Association, 29 November 1941), and "Enemy aliens in the services of the U.S.A." (translation from Aufbau, 30 October 1942), and "Fuller war-time use seen for emigre physicians" (NRS press release, 10 November 1942). 1941-1944
  

 
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331 16.342 Rabbis Committee (Rabbi Joseph H. Lookstein, Chair). This committee was advisory to the National Committee on Refugee Jewish Ministers, which considered the situation of refugees who were rabbis, cantors, or rabbinical students. 1942-1944
  

 
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332 16.454 Retraining Committee (Stanley M. Isaacs, chair). Includes: “Results of NRS retraining: a study of 410 retrainees nine to twelve months after completion of schooling” (1 March 1943). 1942-1943
  

 
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333 16.596 Social Adjustment Committee (Wolfgang S. Schwabacher, chair). Meetings. Includes "Report of American resources available for refugees in New York City in the area of social adjustment," report of the Sub-Committee on American Resources (February 1943). 1942-1944
  

 
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334 16.752 Social Adjustment division (Lucillle M. Segal, head). Reports. Includes report of the Sub-Committee on Refugee Needs, of the Social Adjustment Committee (February 1943); minutes of meeting with representatives of Immigrants’ Victory Council (12 July 1943); NRS recorder (staff newsletter), vol. 1, no. 6 (December 1942). 1942-1944
  

 
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335 16.787 / 17.1 Social Adjustment Committee. Correspondence, minutes 1943-1944
  

 
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336 17.116 Social Adjustment Committee. Sub-Committee #1 on Refugee Needs. Correspondence, minutes 1942-1943
  

 
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337 17.203 Social Adjustment Committee. Sub-Committee #1 on Refugee Needs. Reports, memoranda, minutes. Includes the Sub-Committee's report of conclusions (April 1943). 1942-1943
  

 
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338 17.307 Social Adjustment Committee. Sub-Committee #2 on American Resources. Minutes, reports. Includes the Sub-committee's report on resource (February 1943) 1942-1943
  

 
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339 17.372 Social Adjustment Committee. Sub-Committee #2 on American Resources. Correspondence and materials concerning community resources 1940, 1942-1943
  

 

Subseries 2: NRS executive and/or Community Relations department files, 1939-1946

42 files
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340 17.530 NRS executive files. Executive Committee minutes November 1939
  

 
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341 17.538 NRS executive files. Board of Directors. Summary of the proceedings of the first regular meeting, 21 July 1939 July 1939
  

 
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342 17.541 NRS executive files. Two documents: "Summary of the minutes of the meetings of the Executive Committee of the NRS, May 16 through November 26, 1940"; "Draft report of the President of the NRS for the year 1940," by William Rosenwald May-November 1940
  

 
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343 17.548 NRS executive files. Board of Directors. Meeting reports (tabbed compilations) for meetings of 18-19 January, Cleveland, and 25 May 1941, New York City. Includes minutes, agendas, reports. 1941
  

 
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344 17.579 NRS annual reports 1940-1943
  

 
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345 17.673 NRS fall meeting - Invitation Conference (on the refugee problem and its bearing on the American Jewish community), New York City (18-19 October 1941). File of Ephraim R. Gomberg October 1941
  

 
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346 17.707 / 18.1 Community Relations department calendars of national meetings November 1942 - December 1943
  

 
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347 18.4 NRS fall meeting - Invitation Conference (18-19 October 1941, New York City; "springboard for national community relations program"). Schedules, planning, memoranda 1941
  

 
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348 18.47 NRS fall meeting - Invitation Conference (18-19 October 1941). Notes, suggestions, draft programs, correspondence. Also includes summaries of addresses given by Felix M. Warburg and Max Lerner at Briarcliff Lodge meeting, 26 September 1937. 1941
  

 
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349 18.116 NRS fall meeting - Invitation Conference (18-19 October 1941). Form letters related to planning 1941
  

 
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350 18.137 NRS Chicago meetings in conjunction with the General Assembly meeting of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds (January 1942) 1941-1942
  

 
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351 18.201 NRS Chicago meeting. Conference of local advisory committee chairmen (30 January 1942) 1941-1942
  

 
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352 18.209 NRS Chicago meeting. Conference of local advisory committee chairmen (30 January 1942). Follow-up February 1941
  

 
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353 18.242 NRS fall meeting - Invitation Conference (18-19 October 1941). Summary of proceedings; follow-up. 1941
  

 
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354 18.263 NRS fall meeting - Invitation Conference (18-19 October 1941). Discussion material, correspondence 1941
  

 
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355 18.284 NRS fall meeting - Invitation Conference (18-19 October 1941). Invitations, lists of attendees, meeting arrangements 1941
  

 
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356 18.335 Community Relations department calendars of meetings (both national and New York City) 1943-1944
  

 
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357 18.388 NRS fall meeting - Invitation Conference (18-19 October 1941). Correspondence to uncertain participants (not heard from): form letter from Paul Felix Warburg 1941
  

 
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358 18.442 NRS fall meeting - Invitation Conference (18-19 October 1941). Correspondence to uncertain participants (not heard from): telegrams 1941
  

 
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359 18.470 NRS fall meeting - Invitation Conference (18-19 October 1941). Correspondence to uncertain participants (not heard from): form letter from Judge Morris Rothenberg 1941
  

 
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360 18.501 NRS fall meeting - Invitation Conference (18-19 October 1941). Invitation mailing lists 1941
  

 
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361 18.531 NRS fall meeting - Invitation Conference (18-19 October 1941). Invitation mailing lists; invitation and program 1941
  

 
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362 18.566 NRS fall meeting - Invitation Conference (18-19 October 1941). Follow-up on responses to invitation mailing; list of staff participants; seating list; post-meeting reports concerning attendance 1941
  

 
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363 18.642 NRS fall meeting - Invitation Conference (18-19 October 1941). Miscellaneous correspondence 1941
  

 
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364 18.695 Luncheon meeting of NRS representatives with leaders of entertainment industry, sponsored by Barney Balaban, president of Paramount Pictures (New York City, 13 October 1943) 1943
  

 
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365 18.743 / 19.1 NRS executive files. Various NRS reports: reports of executive director (1939); quarterly reports (1940-1941); annual reports (1940, 1943); NRS program and budget (1944); Look magazine article "Refugee doctor" about Dr. Frederick Bohensky (March 1946); Dividends from new Americans (NRS, May 1941). Also includes annual meeting agenda (15-16 January 1944). 1939-1944, 1946
  

 
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366 19.23 NRS executive files. Executive Director. Quarterly reports 1939-1940
  

 
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367 19.45 NRS annual report for 1940 1941
  

 
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368 19.69 NRS executive files. Annual meeting of the board of directors, 25 May 1941. Reports and agenda 1941
  

 
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369 19.99 NRS Statistics division. Annual statistics for 1943 and 1944; five-year period ending June 1944; six months ending June 1944; moving averages for services rendered by the Migration department, 1943-1944 1944-1945
  

 
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370 19.106 NRS statistics for annual report 1945 1945
  

 
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371 19.110 NRS executive files. Annual meeting of the board of directors, 15-16 January 1944 1944
  

 
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372 19.143 Monthly activity reports of NRS departments December 1945-September 1946
  

 
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373 19.170 Progress reports of the Sub-Committee on Proposed Organization Changes (September 1942), and the Committee on Joint Function, Intake and Undercare (December 1941) 1941-1942
  

 
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374 19.178 Varia: draft of an NRS charter; "Community cues for newcomers" (NRS, May 1941); "Job promotion for émigrés" (NRS, 21 May 1941); "Simon becomes an American," by William Rosenwald (reprint from National Jewish monthly, June 1941); Jewish Telegraphic Agency daily news bulletin (8 January 1942) circa 1939-1942
  

 
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375 19.188 NRS executive files. Executive Committee minutes, 8 January 1946 January 1946
  

 
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376 19.194 NRS bylaws, amended as of 23 January 1943; 1941-1943
  


NRS Joint Victory Committee ("a cooperative effort of administration and union chapter"). Memoranda and newsletters;

NRS defense saving stamps and bonds program (payroll allotment)

 
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377 19.258 NRS executive files (term of William Haber). Correspondence "N" to "P": William A. Neilson; Reuben Oppenheimer; Rabbi David de Sola Pool (Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue) 1939
  

 
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378 19.281 NRS executive files (term of William Haber). Correspondence "P" to "R": Kurt Peiser (executive director, Federation of Jewish Charities, Philadelphia); Clarence E. Pickett (American Friends Service Committee, Philadelphia, Pa.); Richard L. Plaut; Michael Ready (National Catholic Welfare Conference, Washington, D.C.) 1939
  

 
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379 19.312 NRS executive files (term of William Haber). Correspondence "Sa" to "Sc": Edgar Salinger; Joseph M. Schaap (National Council of Jewish Women, Brooklyn Section); Ludwig Schiff 1939
  

 
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380 19.337 NRS executive files (term of William Haber). Correspondence "Sa" to "Sc": Eustace Seligman (includes copy of NCC bylaws); William J. Shroder (Cincinnati, Ohio); Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver (Cleveland, Ohio) 1939
  

 
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381 19.371 NRS executive files (term of William Haber). Correspondence "St" to "Su": Edgar B. Stern (New Orleans, La.); Mrs. Marion R. Stern; Hugh Grant Straus; Lewis L. Strauss; Helen Sachs-Straus (Mrs. Nathan Straus, Jr.); David H. Sulzberger 1939
  

 

Subseries 3: Community Relations department (Lay advisory committees; New York City Public Relations program), 1939, 1942-1944

24 files
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382 19.413 New York City public relations program (campaign among business executives and other groups) 1942-1943
  

Also includes memoranda concerning suggested names of NRS incorporators to become representatives for the permanent New York United Jewish Appeal (February 1942).

 
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383 19.426 New York City public relations program September-November 1943
  

 
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384 19.434 New York City public relations program. Tobacco group, luncheons under the sponsorship of Joseph Kolodny (May and November 1943) 1942-1943
  

Includes: "Memorandum on community relations program for New York City" (26 March 1942); and memoranda concerning selection of NRS representatives ('Class C' directors) for the permanent (newly chartered) New York United Jewish Appeal (February-July 1942).

 
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385 19.484 New York City public relations program. Rayon and silk group, luncheons under sponsorship of Samuel Hausman, and others (May and November 1943) 1943
  

 
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386 19.532 New York City public relations program. Handbag and leather goods group, luncheon under sponsorship of Samuel Hausman and Murray Seltzer (November 1943) 1943
  

 
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387 19.536 New York City public relations program. Trade unions and other groups 1943-1944
  

Includes: resident buyers' luncheon (June 1943); correspondence with and concerning retail, real estate, banking, and other business groups, as well as the Jewish National Workers' Alliance (Sol Burstein, secretary), rabbis, lawyers; and materials related to the Employment and Retraining Advisory Committee (minutes, 9 March 1944) and the Rabbis Committee.

 
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388 19.619 New York City public relations program. Luncheon with heads of clubs, under sponsorship of Udo M. Reinach (October 1943) 1943
  

 
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389 19.657 New York City public relations program. Miscellaneous correspondence with community leaders and related to meeting held with various business groups 1943
  

 
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390 19.668 NRS executive files (term of William Haber). Private source funds of the Migration department (i.e. monies deposited with the NRS by private individuals and held in separate accounts, to provide relief and assistance in immigration to specific individuals abroad, as designated by the clients). Memoranda, forms 1939
  

 
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391 19.677 Lay advisory committees (also called: Departmental lay committees). Correspondence concerning suggested out-of-town members in cities across the country August-September 1942
  

 
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392 19.731 Lay advisory committees. Correspondence concerning suggested out-of-town members; tentative committee lists August-September 1942
  

 
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393 19.764 Lay advisory committees. Replies to invitations; reports of committee membership August-September 1942
  

 
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394 19.793 Lay advisory committees. Acknowledgement letters and memoranda (August-September 1942); materials pertaining to NRS "Information Please" event for lay committee members (3 May 1943) 1942-1943
  

 
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395 19.829 / 20.1 Lay advisory committees. Correspondence concerning attendance at the NRS "Information Please" event (3 May 1943) April-May 1943
  

 
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396 20.34 Lay advisory committees. Reports on membership and activities; minutes of meetings of various committees September-December 1942
  

 
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397 20.89 Lay advisory committees. Reports on membership and activities; minutes of meetings of various lay committees September-December 1942
  

 
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398 20.136 Lay advisory committees. Reports, correspondence concerning membership; memoranda concerning preliminary meetings; minutes of meetings of various lay committees. Memorandum concerning servicing of the lay committees by the Community Relations department. Material concerning the functions/programs of the lay committees June-December 1942
  

 
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399 20.185 Lay advisory committees. Memoranda concerning the functions/programs of the lay committees August-November 1942
  

 
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400 20.215 Lay advisory committees. Material related to the NRS "Information Please" event (3 May 1943), including planning, agenda, text of introductory remarks; schedule of lay committee meetings February-June 1943
  

 
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401 20.250 Lay advisory committees. NRS "Information Please" event (3 May 1943): invitee lists, follow-up on responses to invitations April 1943
  

 
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402 20.287 Lay advisory committees. NRS "Information Please" event (3 May 1943) 1942
  

Includes: planning, invitee lists, post-event correspondence. Also: agenda and materials for Migration and Alien Status Advisory Committee meeting (5 November 1942).

 
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403 20.352 Technical Advisory Committee (pertaining to the Family Service department) 1942-1944
  

Includes: report "Recommendations from the Technical Advisory Committee to the Executive Committee of the National Refugee Service, Inc., regarding the New York-national responsibility" (May 1943); minutes of meetings (2 May 1942; 16-17 June 1944); memorandum: "The selection of local agencies, follow-up and field service of German Jewish Children's Aid, Inc." (April 1942).

 
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404 20.382 Lay advisory committees. Memorandum from Ephraim R. Gomberg to the executive director, Joseph E. Beck, following up on Beck's request to arrange a schedule of regular meetings of the advisory committees (8 November 1943) 1943
  

 
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405 20.383 Technical Advisory Committee (pertaining to the Family Service department) June 1944
  

Includes: "Statement by the Technical Advisory Committee on the need for NRS to enunciate a national policy regarding referral of aliens for public assistance" (17 June 1944); minutes of the meeting of 16-17 June 1944.

 

Subseries 4: National Committee for Resettlement of Foreign Physicians, 1939

1 file
Scope and Content:

This subseries comprises just one file of the National Committee for the Resettlement of Foreign Physicians (also referred to as the Physicians Committee), containing early material, from 1939, under both the NCC and the NRS. The bulk of the material related to the Physicians Committee, comprised of its wide-ranging correspondence, organized geographically by state, is found in Series VIII, subseries 4. (The last file in the latter series, Folder Folder 915, ‘miscellaneous’ correspondence, also includes minutes of the committee from December 1939.) Two other files related to the committee (dated 1939) are found among the files of William Haber (Series II), Folders 59 and 132. In addition, activity reports and statistical studies, including some from the years of the USNA as late as 1949, are found in the files of the Information and Statistics department (Series VI).

The Physicians Committee was one of three committees serving particular vocational groups that were directly affiliated with the NRS (the other two such committees were those for musicians and rabbis, respectively). It was a nonsectarian committee composed of physicians from across the country. Its aims were to advise and place refugee physicians and dentists throughout the United States; to provide training for licensure; and to make loans for the purpose of establishing practices. It continued in operation throughout the years of the USNA (1946-1954).

Building upon various smaller efforts to assist refugee physicians in the early 1930s, steps toward the formal organization of the Physicians Committee apparently began under the auspices of the Resettlement division of the NCC, around late 1938 or early 1939, with the committee initially being called the Central Committee for the Resettlement of Foreign Physicians. Charles H. Jordan served as secretary. Under the NRS the committee was subsequently called the National Committee for Resettlement of Foreign Physicians, and in July 1939 it was announced that David L. Edsall, of Harvard University Medical School, had agreed to serve as honorary chair. Harry D. Biele succeeded Jordan as secretary, serving from around early 1940 until June 1944. (The secretaries of the committee, Jordan and Biele, were not physicians but professional social workers.)

Although during the era of the Second World War the physicians assisted by the committee were predominantly Jewish, by 1954, 80% were non-Jewish; at that point, an independent agency under the same name was set up to carry on the program (White, p. 165).

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406 20.389 National Committee for Resettlement of Foreign Physicians 1939
  

Mostly correspondence to and from Charles H. Jordan, or Hanna Ziegler. Includes report of physicians placed during month of September 1939; and some material from the time of the NCC (early 1939), with a few items referring to the Central Committee for Resettlement of Foreign Physicians.
Also includes a few items pertaining to the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Medical Scientists.

 

Subseries 5: National Committee for Refugee Musicians, with inclusion of general NRS memoranda, 1937-1941

18 files
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains approximately one third of the files of the National Committee for Refugee Musicians (often referred to simply the Musicians Committee). It includes correspondence, reports, and minutes of the committee, intermingled with the committee’s files of general NRS materials such as staff memoranda and publicity materials. The remaining two thirds of the files of the Musician’s Committee, containing the bulk of its correspondence, as well as activity and statistical reports, and material related to budgetary matters, are found in Series 8, subseries 5.

The Musicians Committee was one of three committees serving particular vocational groups that were directly affiliated with the NRS (the other two such committees were those for physicians and rabbis, respectively). First organized in fall 1938 under the name Placement Committee for German and Austrian Musicians, it was a nonsectarian committee. The founder and chair was the composer Mark Brunswick (at that time head of the composition department at Greenwich House Settlement Music School and later for many years the chair of the Music department at City College). The committee (or ‘advisory board’) was comprised of composers and instrumentalists, music critics and educators, and patrons of the arts; Irving Berlin was among its more prominent members. As indicated by the present records, the committee remained in existence through at least 1941, and perhaps longer, but it appears to have disbanded by early 1943 (it does not appear on an NRS organizational chart dated March 1943; Folder 660).

The Musicians Committee aimed to secure employment throughout the United States for refugee musicians, teachers, and vocalists. The committee worked together with the Central Intake department (where clients were initially interviewed and referred for services) and with case workers for relief cases, in evaluating and planning for clients who were musicians. Its services included giving guidance in employment matters; arranging auditions; and securing scholarships. It also concerned itself with the acquisition and repair of musical instruments for its clients, and arranging for opportunities for practice. In the interest of its clients the committee was in contact with music departments of colleges and universities; musical associations; and orchestral organizations. It also worked in cooperation with lodges, women’s clubs, and other community organizations, in promoting single engagements for musicians and seasonal placements at venues such as summer camps and resorts.

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407 20.482 Executive office memoranda from William Haber (mostly numbered memoranda, 34 to 65, October 1939 - July 1940) (file of the Musicians Committee) October 1939 - July 1940
  

Topics include: division of responsibility between NRS and National Council of Jewish Women; resources for academic scholarships; physicians' panel; requests for speakers; agricultural consultant; medical services for refugees; refugee dentists; vocational training; and personnel matters;

Also: Musicians Committee correspondence (March-April 1940);

Printed material: Community bulletin (NRS), vol. 1, no. 1 (July 1940); and Bulletin, no. 1 (1 July 1940) of the United States Committee for the Care of European Children

 
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408 20.523 Executive office memoranda from Albert Abrahamson (including numbered memoranda 85-98, October-December 1941) (file of the Musicians Committee) July-December 1941
  

Topics include: affidavit service; reorganization plan (August 1941); procedures in cases of applicants with temporary or transit visas who are in need of employment. Also includes: text of Presidential Proclamations 2525 and 2526 (7-8 December 1941), concerning enemy aliens (typescript distributed by NRS), along with "Memorandum from Consultative Council to staff members of refugee agencies" (11 December 1941).

 
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409 20.539 General NRS interoffice memoranda on personnel matters (file of the Musicians Committee) 1939
  

 
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410 20.567 General NRS interoffice memoranda on personnel matters (file of the Musicians Committee) 1939-1940
  

 
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411 20.578 General NRS interoffice memoranda on personnel matters (file of the Musicians Committee) 1940
  

 
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412 20.590 Musicians Committee correspondence 1938-1941
  

References are to the Placement Committee for German and Austrian Musicians (NCC material, 1938-1939). Includes Emergency Fund grant (1941), and training program for the staff of the Central Reception and Information Service.

 
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413 20.609 Musicians Committee. Budget matters, including 1940 budget 1939-1941
  

Includes NRS Executive office memoranda (William Haber, Arthur D. Greenleigh).

 
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414 20.619 General NRS interoffice memoranda (to and from Stella E. Baruch) related to policies, procedures, and personnel matters (file of the Musicians Committee) 1940
  

Includes policy for Musicians Committee, and NRS mail room procedures.

 
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415 20.640 NRS report: "Study of cases on relief in December 1940" (only part II, tables) December 1940 - January 1941
  

 
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416 20.656 Musicians Committee file of NRS publicity and information materials 1940-1941
  

Includes: NRS Community bulletin (vol. 1, no. 2 - vol. 2, no. 12, August 1940 - December 1941); People without a country; Survey graphic, special section on war relief and refugees (November 1940); America meets the refugee (NRS, December 1940); NRS handbook; NRS annual report for 1940; and NRS news (October-December 1941); Jewish occupational bulletin (November 1941).

 
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417 21.1 Musicians Committee file related to the Relief and Service department November 1938 - June 1941
  

Includes reports and memoranda concerning musicians receiving relief; NRS report "Study of 2,559 cases of relief in September 1940."

 
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418 21.56 Musicians Committee file related to the Migration department 1939-1941
  

Includes: printed material You who feel secure (NRS publication); NRS memorandum (August 1940) concerning refugees entering through West Coast ports; Plain facts about NRS: questions and answers (1941), Family case work services for refugees (published by the Family Welfare Association of America; contains article by Joseph E. Beck).

 
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419 21.108 "Work book on the refugee program," prepared by the NRS for the Conference of Professional Workers, Cleveland, Ohio (January 1941) 1941
  

 
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420 21.120 NCC and NRS memoranda, circulars, instructions, and blank forms related to immigration; NCC Manual on immigration. February-September 1939
  

 
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421 21.174 NRS Information bulletin no. 2, 4-7 (September 1939 - July 1940); blank NRS questionnaire 1939-1940
  

 
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422 21.210 NRS Community service release: migration , no. 2-17 (October 1940 - July 1941); Émigré service release: migration, no. 18-23 (July-December 1941); NRS special information bulletin, no. 2 (22 December 1941); "Aliens in the war emergency," by Fiorello H. LaGuardia October 1940 - 1941
  

 
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423 21.281 Resettlement of refugee musicians 1937-1941
  

Includes minutes, correspondence, memoranda of the NCC and NRS Resettlement divisions and field representatives, as well as the Musicians Committee.

 
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424 21.340 Musicians committee correspondence file related to Social and Cultural Adjustment division 1940-1941
  

Also includes: "Community cues for newcomers," no. 3-8 (September 1940 - May 1941).

 

Subseries 6: NRS staff memoranda and general material, 1940-1945

7 files
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425 21.349 NRS staff memoranda on office procedures and various aspects of client service (e.g. food stamps, West coast cases, temporary visa cases, affidavits) 1941
  

 
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426 21.408 NRS staff memoranda on budget matters and office procedures, as well as various aspects of client service (e.g. Passover allowance, referrals to clinics, appeals on visa applications) January-June 1942
  

 
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427 21.451 NRS staff memoranda on office procedures and various aspects of client service (e.g. bond cases, medical and dental needs, visa applications, temporary visa cases). Includes memorandum concerning the newly reorganized Family Service and Intake Department (November 1942), with new procedures manual, blank forms; and minutes of joint meeting between the latter department and the Economic Adjustment department (16 November 1942). July-December 1942
  

 
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428 21.490 Executive Director's report to the Board of Directors for 1942; 1943-1944
  


Administrative and supervisory staff list (August 1944);

List of congregations and community organizations (February 1943)

 
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429 21.505 Blank NRS office forms (master copies), no. 301 to 388 1940-1944
  

 
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430 21.523 Blank NRS office forms (master copies), no. 404 to 498 1941-1943
  

 
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431 21.552 Blank NRS office forms (master copies), no. 503 to 599 1941-1945
  

 

Subseries 7: Community Relations department (Lay advisory committees), 1942

1 file
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432 21.583 Retraining Committee (Stanley M. Isaacs, chair). Experiment in protected work December 1942
  

Includes minutes of meeting; and report on experiment in 'protected,' or 'sheltered' work (contract work for the United States Army).

 

Subseries 8: Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Medical Scientists, 1939

1 file
Scope and Content:

Material related to this committee continues in Series VIII, subseries 3, Folder 859. See also files of the Physicians Committee, Folder 406 (subseries 4) and Folder 132, in Series II (files of William Haber).

The Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Medical Scientists was a nonsectarian committee that received subventions from the NRS but was an independent body. Founded in 1933, it was composed of medical doctors from across the country, with its headquarters in New York City. Emanuel Libman served as chair; Laurence Farmer as executive secretary; and Ernst P. Boas as secretary. The committee assisted refugee physicians who were laboratory or clinical researchers and teachers. In behalf of such physicians, the committee made grants to American institutions who applied and were offering to create special research opportunities for the physicians. This committee apparently was originally called the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Physicians (since the scientists it aided were also medical doctors), and in the context of the NRS there is some overlap with material related to the Physicians Committee (National Committee for Resettlement of Foreign Physicians).

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433 21.595 Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Medical Scientists (Emanuel Libman, M.D., chair; Laurence Farmer, M.D., executive secretary). Includes some NCC material. March-December 1939
  

 

Subseries 9: Community Relations department (Lay advisory committees; speakers) and NRS general material, 1937-1943

21 file
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434 21.622 Community Relations department. Employment and Retraining Committees 1942
  

Retraining Committee (Stanley M. Isaacs, chair). Minutes of meeting (October 1942); report: "The retraining program of the National Refugee Service" (October 1942)
Employment Committee. List of possible members; correspondence with individuals invited to serve (August-October 1942)

 
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435 21.649 Social Adjustment Committee (Wolfgang S. Schwabacher, chair). Schedule of meetings (November 1942 - June 1943); membership lists; agenda; correspondence 1942
  

Includes: Sub-Committee #2 on American Resources (Clarence K. Whitehill, chair). Minutes of meeting (December 1942), with listing of social adjustment resources (e.g. English language courses, community organizations). Also: report: "The social adjustment program of the National Refugee Service (October 1942); and NRS annual report for 1941.

 
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436 21.680 Social Adjustment Committee (Wolfgang S. Schwabacher, chair). Memoranda concerning membership; correspondence with individuals invited to serve; membership lists; minutes of meeting (November 1942) 1942-1943
  

Includes: Sub-Committee #1 on Refugee Needs (Judge Morris Rothenberg, chair). Minutes of meetings (November 1942, March 1943). Also: NRS annual report for 1941.

 
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437 21.744 Social Adjustment Committee (Wolfgang S. Schwabacher, chair). Memoranda concerning membership; correspondence with individuals invited to serve; "Projected program of the National Refugee Service in the area of social adjustment" (January 1943) 1942-1943
  

 
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438 21.788 / 22.1 Departmental lay committees: lists, memoranda, correspondence concerning membership 1942
  

Pertains to the following lay committees: Social Adjustment (Wolfgang S. Schwabacher, chair); Retraining (Stanley M. Isaacs, chair); and Office Management Committee (Charles A. Riegelman, chair).

 
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439 22.33 Departmental lay committees: lists, memoranda, correspondence concerning membership 1942
  

Pertains to the following lay committees: Migration and Alien Status (Joseph P. Chamberlain, chair); and Family Service (Herman W. Black, chair).

 
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440 22.62 Retraining Committee (Stanley M. Isaacs, chair). Minutes (October, December 1942), correspondence, membership lists; statement: "The retraining program of the National Refugee Service" 1942
  

 
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441 22.132 Social Adjustment Committee. Sub-Committee #1 on Refugee Needs. Minutes (November 1942), list of community organizations 1942
  

 
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442 22.160 Retraining Committee (Stanley M. Isaacs, chair). Minutes (October 1942), membership list 1942
  

 
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443 22.173 Speakers. Includes materials for NRS speakers; speaker report forms; correspondence about speaking engagements (file of Ann S. Petluck) 1942-1943
  

 
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444 22.219 Speakers. Printed material, including: NRS annual report for 1942; Dividends from new Americans (NRS, May 1941); Facts about NRS: an American achievement (circa fall 1942); NRS: aiding America by aiding newcomers; Aiding Jews overseas (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, January 1943). 1941-1943
  

 
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445 22.291 Printed material: News (Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 22-29 September 1939) 1939
  

 
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446 22.300 Printed material: NCC brochures, including New York ist gross and Refugee immigration: facts and figures; reprints of articles on refugees, including the refugee physician 1939
  

 
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447 22.318 Migration and Alien Status Committee (Joseph P. Chamberlain, chair). Correspondence; lists, memoranda concerning membership 1942
  

Also includes: memoranda on lay advisory committees - additional membership.

 
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448 22.393 Migration and Alien Status Committee (Joseph P. Chamberlain, chair). Correspondence; membership lists; agenda (November 1942); NRS annual report for 1941 1942
  

 
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449 22.420 Migration and Alien Status Committee (Joseph P. Chamberlain, chair). Correspondence; lists, memoranda concerning membership; notes for meetings (November-December 1942) 1942
  

 
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450 22.466 Family Service Committee (Herman W. Black, chair). Correspondence; minutes (November 1942); lists, memoranda concerning membership 1942
  

 
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451 22.541 Employment Committee (Edwin Rosenberg, chair). Correspondence; minutes (November 1942); NRS report: "Activities of the Employment division of the National Refugee Service" (November 1942) 1942
  

 
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452 22.562 Migration and Alien Status Committee (Joseph P. Chamberlain, chair). Agenda, minutes (December 1942), notes 1942
  

 
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453 22.583 NRS relief study: "Study of 1,957 cases on relief in October 1939" 1939
  

 
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454 22.619 Various reports of the NCC and NRS. Includes: NCC report (April 1937); NRS report of the executive director (August 1939); NRS weekly reports, prepared by Statistics and Research department (May-July 1939). 1937, 1939
  

 
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Series V: Migration department, 1938-1952

196 files
Scope and Content:

This series contains nearly all of the files of the Migration department; please note that the following files, found elsewhere in the collection, are also related to the department:

Folders 88, 137-139, all dated 1939 (in Series II, files from the office of William Haber)
Folder 390, Private source funds of the Migration department, 1939
Folder 661, "Functions and standards of the Migration department of the NRS," a manual by Ann S. Petluck, 1944-1945
Folder 684, a 1939 study of temporary visa cases, 1939
Folder 991, Migration department correspondence with the Oakland Jewish Federation, 1941-1944

This series contains a few files that relate to other departments. Folders 597-601 contain various reports, concerning either the NRS in general (Folder 600), or other departments, mainly Family Service (including relief matters) and Economic Adjustment (including Employment and Retraining, and committees for vocational groups).

The last file in this series, Folder 650, is a file of the Resettlement division, which, in cooperation with other departments, selected refugees for resettlement and corresponded with committees in communities throughout the country that were receiving them. Related to Resettlement was a Traffic division, or unit, responsible for the transportation of refugees throughout the United States, and the moving and storage of their personal belongings. Earlier on, Resettlement was a division of the Resettlement and Field Service department; beginning in November 1941 it became a division of the Family Service department. Files of the Resettlement division in the later period can be found in Series IX, Folders 990, 998-1001. One file related to Resettlement is also found with Employment division files: Series VIII, subseries 1, Folder 855; and material on the Resettlement division of the NCC is found in Folders 67-68 and 101, in Series II (files from the office of William Haber).

The Migration department rendered services on all problems related to migration, assisting individuals and communities throughout the country, as well as refugees abroad who were preparing for immigration. The department offered technical advice and counsel on such matters as requirements for admission to the United States and other countries; affidavits; temporary visas; effecting a change of immigration status; and interpretation of alien regulations. Correspondence includes relations with other organizations and with governmental agencies, and pertains to both general immigration issues and individual immigration cases. Also included are departmental activity reports and statistics; statistical reports on immigration; and material on departmental procedures and staff training. As is evident from the date ranges, some files contain material that extends into the era of the successor organization, the United Service for New Americans (USNA).

Upon the formation of the NRS, in June 1939, the first director of the Migration department was Cecilia Razovsky, who had been the executive director of the predecessor organization, the National Coordinating Committee for Aid to Refugees and Emigrants Coming from Germany (NCC). Subsequently (apparently sometime in 1940), Razovsky became assistant to the executive director, and by December 1940 Augusta Mayerson, who had been assistant director of Migration under Razovsky, was serving as acting director of the department. (Mayerson had previously headed the Migration department of the New York Section of the National Council of Jewish Women.) Finally, Ann S. Petluck served as the director of Migration from around 1943 until 1946. When the NRS was merged into the USNA, in August 1946, Petluck initially continued to lead the Migration department. (Petluck later served as assistant to the executive director of the USNA, and, from 1951 to 1954, as executive director.)

Following is contextual information on a few of the groupings of files that occur in this series:

Location Service Unit, Folders 455-458; see also Folder 783, in Series VI, Information and Statistics department
Established in May 1944, this unit was responsible for rendering assistance to persons seeking relatives or friends displaced by the war and whose whereabouts were unknown. Searches were also conducted for relatives and friends in the United States for persons living abroad (known as the Search Service; White, p. 112). In August 1944 the NRS joined together with six other national migration agencies to sponsor the Central Location Index, as a filing system to register those who were being sought and to avoid confusion among the agencies carrying on this work. (The other agencies were the American Committee for Christian Refugees; the American Joint Distribution Committee; the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society; the National Council of Jewish Women; and the American Friends Service Committee.)

S.S. St. Louis refugees, Folders 513-514
This material concerns the well known tragic case of the German ship S.S. St. Louis, of the Hamburg American Line, that sailed from Hamburg and arrived in the port of Havana on 27 May 1939, carrying about 900 refugees holding Cuban visas, but was refused entry when the Cuban government cancelled the visas. The ship sailed on and unsuccessfully sought asylum at other ports in the United States and Canada. The refugees were finally returned to Europe, after the United States government officials and representatives of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee negotiated for them to be accepted by Belgium, France, Great Britain, and the Netherlands.

Refugees interned in camps in the United States, Folders 537-551
These files from the offices of Cecilia Razovsky and Ann S. Petluck in part pertain to the German-Jewish and Austrian-Jewish refugees who, along with non-Jewish nationals of Germany and Austria, were detained as enemy aliens in Latin American countries in the spring and summer of 1942 and transferred to the United States for internment. NRS representatives interviewed refugees at the camps, gathered information on their backgrounds, and negotiated for their release with the State Department and the Department of Justice (White, p. 66-67).

Refugees at Fort Ontario, Oswego, N.Y., Folders 551-561
An emergency refugee shelter was set up in an abandoned Army camp at Fort Ontario, Oswego, New York, to house 984 refugees who were brought to the United States from Allied-occupied Italy in August 1944, under a presidential directive providing for a ‘free port’ plan of rescue. Under this plan the refugees were destined from the beginning to eventually be returned to their homelands at the end of the war, and therefore were admitted without regard to the immigration quota restrictions. The NRS assisted with problems that arose at the camp; in negotiating the fate of the refugees, who were finally granted permission, under a directive of President Truman, in December 1945, to remain in the United States; and in their resettlement upon the closing of the camp (White, p. 67-72).

National Committee on Post-War Immigration Policy, Folders 465, 593-594
Established in 1944 to gather factual information regarding immigration to the United States and to make recommendations in view of post-war economic and social needs of the country, this was an independent committee that at some point received subventions from the NRS. It was chaired by Earl G. Harrison. William S. Bernard served as executive director from November 1944, and Henry M. Busch succeeded him sometime in 1945.

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455 22.656 Location Service Unit. Various material, including: Central Location Index (CLI) data on reports received about survivors in various locations in Europe (April 1945); Ephraim R. Gomberg memorandum (February 1945) and NRS printed material concerning the CLI (1944); blank form of NRS location service; NRS report on Location Unit (October 1944) 1944-1945
  

 
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456 22.720 / 23.1 Location Service Unit. Correspondence (to and from Ann S. Petluck); minutes of meeting among National Council of Jewish Women sections and NRS (January 1945); Central Location Index data on reports of survivors 1944-1945
  

 
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457 23.3 Location Service Unit. Correspondence (to and from Ann S. Petluck); Central Location Index data on reports of survivors 1945
  

 
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458 23.112 Location Service Unit. Correspondence (to and from Ann S. Petluck); Central Location Index data on reports of survivors; Location Unit procedures 1944-1945
  

 
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459 23.162 Migration department monthly and quarterly reports (Augusta Mayerson) 1941-1942
  

 
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460 23.216 Migration department monthly statistical reports 1946
  

 
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461 23.234 Migration department interoffice memoranda, monthly statistical reports 1945-1946
  

 
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462 23.244 Migration department statistical worksheets 1942-1943
  

 
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463 23.258 Migration department interoffice memoranda, worksheets, activity reports. Includes departmental procedures, forms; activity reports; study of approvals and denials of visa applications (1942-1943). 1940-1944
  

 
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464 23.325 USNA reports on assurances for Displaced Persons. Statistical material for submission to the Displaced Persons Commission, concerning assurances of individuals or agencies for support of displaced persons. 1950-1952
  

 
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465 23.340 National Committee on Post-War Immigration Policy 1944-1945
  

 
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466 23.361 Statistical tables of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Topics related to immigration and emigration in the period 1901 to 1944, with various demographic breakdowns of immigrant aliens (by state of last or future residence, nationality, gender, marital status, occupation) circa 1938-1944
  

Includes charts by NRS Statistics division: "Immigrant aliens admitted to and emigrant aliens departed from the United States - in five year groupings [in the period 1901 to 1944]" (November 1944); and draft chart of yearly departures, by country of destination in period 1933-1942.

 
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467 23.401 Clippings, maps 1938-1942
  

 
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468 23.410 USNA statistical reports on Jewish immigration, and immigration of Displaced Persons. Includes chart "Immigration to the United States, 1901-1944"; report on Jewish immigration (1931-1948); reports on Displaced Persons (1945-1948), prepared in connection with the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings on immigation; and chart "USNA placements by major occupational groups, May-June 1948." circa 1948
  

 
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469 23.434 Correspondence concerning statistics of Jewish immigration. Includes Jewish Statistical Bureau annual report 1944; minutes of meeting at NRS with other Jewish organizations (April 1944). 1944
  

 
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470 23.462 Immigrant aliens admitted to the United States, according to country of last residence: various statistical tables of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in the period 1901 to 1944; and NRS worksheets and tables pertaining to the period 1936 to 1944 circa 1945
  

 
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471 23.478 Immigrant aliens admitted to the United States, according to occupations: various statistical tables of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in the period 1911 to 1944; and material prepared by the NRS pertaining to the period 1938 to 1944 circa 1945
  

 
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472 23.486 Immigrant aliens admitted to the United States, according to race or peoples: various statistical tables of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in the period 1899 to 1944; and material prepared by the NRS pertaining to the period 1933 to 1944 circa 1945
  

 
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473 23.512 Immigrant aliens admitted to the United States, according to state of intended future residence: various statistical tables of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in the period 1901 to 1944 circa 1945
  

 
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474 23.517 Immigrant aliens admitted to the United States, according to gender, age, and marital status: various statistical tables of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in the period 1933 to 1944; and a table prepared by the NRS pertaining to the period 1933 to 1934 circa 1945
  

 
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475 23.527 Annual quotas and quota admitted immigrants: various statistical tables of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in the period 1931 to 1944; and material prepared by the NRS pertaining to the period 1933 to 1944 circa 1943-1945
  

 
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476 23.529 Annual non-quota and quota immigrant admissions: statistical tables prepared by the NRS pertaining to the period 1933 to 1945 circa 1945
  

 
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477 23.532 Alien seamen (deserted from vessels, etc.); immigration border patrols; border crossings, etc.: various statistical tables of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in the period 1933 to 1944 circa 1945
  

 
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478 23.568 Immigrant aliens admitted to the United States, by port of entry: various statistical tables of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in the period 1937 to 1943 circa 1944
  

 
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479 23.572 Estimates of number of refugees arriving in the United States: correspondence (1943); statistical tables prepared by the NRS for the period 1933 to 1943; issue of Rescue: information bulletin (HIAS, September 1945) 1943-1945
  

 
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480 23.589 Statistics on visas issued (USNA): interoffice memoranda, including statistics on visas issued to Displaced Persons for 1946-1948 1947-1948
  

 
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481 23.597 USNA circular letters, concerning the immigration of Displaced Persons and the work of the USNA. Also includes draft statistical chart showing percent distribution of displaced persons and registered aliens by state of residence, in 1940 and 1948. 1948
  

 
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482 23.607 Estimates of future relief case loads (USNA): interoffice memoranda (file of Dorothy F. Tate); statistical tables and worksheets concerning estimated Jewish immigration, and relief work data for 1946-1947 1946-1948
  

 
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483 23.639 Estimates of Jewish immigration for 1946 to 1948 (USNA): correspondence, statistical tables and worksheets (file of Dorothy F. Tate) 1947-1948
  

 
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484 23.657 "Report on alien registration" (Immigration and Naturalization Service) 1943
  

Also includes: NRS special information bulletin, no. 30 (15 October 1943), on "Amending alien registration records."

 
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485 23.676 NRS statistical report on Jewish immigration, 1933-1943, according to country of last residence; and various statistical tables from the Immigration and Naturalization Service circa 1944
  

 
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486 23.694 NRS statistical reports on Jewish immigration, 1933-1943, according to countries of birth; and various statistical tables from the Immigration and Naturalization Service circa 1942-1944
  

 
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487 23.702 NRS draft statistical report on immigrant physicians admitted to the United States, 1933-1943, according to race or people circa 1944
  

 
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488 23.703 NRS report, "How many refugees are there in the United States?" with statistical table of immigrant and non-immigrant aliens admitted to the United States from Axis-occupied or Axis-dominated countries, 1934-1943 1944
  

 
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489 23.708 List of reference material on refugee work and immigration (circa 1933-1942); catalog cards from USNA library circa 1948
  

 
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490 23.715 / 24.1 Migration department training materials. Includes: memorandum from Ann S. Petluck outlining training procedures (June 1940); and the following materials: "An immigration summary: outstanding facts about admission, exclusion and deportation of aliens" (Foreign Language Service, September 1939); NCC manual on immigration (March 1939); "Advice to prospective immigrants and information on affidavits" (April 1939); and "Change of status notebook" (NRS, 1941), concerning change of visa status 1939-1941
  

 
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491 24.33 NRS materials related to immigration. Includes: instructions and blank forms (affidavits of identity and nationality; request for appeal; alien registration); immigration quotas (1938); and Presidential Proclamation restricting entries and departures (14 November 1941). 1938-1941
  

 
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492 24.49 Affidavits: Executive director (William Haber) correspondence regarding affidavit policy, and affidavits in certain refugee cases (1940); report: "Survey of case worker contacts with affiants and relatives of all cases in the Relief and Service department" (September 1940); correspondence of Cecilia Razovksky with the refugee committee of Rochester, N.Y. (1938) 1938, 1940
  

 
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493 24.80 Affidavits issues: correspondence 1945-1946
  

 
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494 24.85 Training folders, "What's new in migration," index of editions 1-10 1941
  

 
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495 24.89 Training folders, "What's new in migration," editions 1-2, 4, 5-6 1940
  

 
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496 24.100 Training folders, "What's new in migration," editions 7-16 1941
  

 
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497 24.140 Migration department functions and standards 1940-1945
  

Includes article: "Functions and standards of the NRS Migration Department," by Ann S. Petluck, for Jewish social service quarterly (manuscript versions, proofs, correspondence; 1944-1945); earlier departmental statements and memoranda (1940-1943); and supplementary manual: "Migration manual for the use of family agencies, New York City: services in the migration field," by Ann S. Petluck (June 1945).

 
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498 24.239 NRS statistical reports on United States immigration. Includes: Jewish immigrants from Germany and Poland, by gender, age, and occupation (1933-1939); arrivals of German Jews in New York (1933-1937); total vs. Jewish immigration (1931-1940); immigrant aliens admitted, by country of birth (1933-1944); quotas according to nationality (1934-1943). Also includes various statistical tables of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. circa 1941-1945
  

 
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499 24.299 NRS statistical reports on United States immigration (1931-1940) 1941
  

 
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500 24.307 NRS statistical reports on Jewish immigration to Palestine (1933-1945); correspondence of Dorothy F. Tate circa 1942-1945
  

 
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501 24.326 NRS statistical reports on United States immigration: various reports for the period 1931 to 1941. 1941
  

 
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502 24.337 NRS statistical reports on quotas and Jewish immigration (1933-1945) circa 1943-1945
  

 
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503 24.348 NRS statistical report on Jews deported from the United States (1931-1942); and various statistical tables of the Immigration and Naturalization Service ?circa 1942
  

 
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504 24.358 Naturalization; enemy alien registration. NRS statistical worksheet on naturalization (1933-1943); interoffice memoranda (1943-1944; file of Dorthy F. Tate); NRS special information bulletin, no. 28 (14 May 1943; "Naturalization of enemy aliens is being expedited"); various statistical tables of the Immigration and Naturalization Service 1941-1944
  

 
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505 24.413 Interoffice memoranda on immigration statistics and estimates of refugees. Includes statistical reports. 1939-1945
  

 
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506 24.472 Interoffice memoranda on immigration statistics and estimates of refugees. Includes statistical reports. 1944-1945
  

 
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507 24.497 Immigration cases - file of Ann S. Petluck (director, Migration department) 1943
  

 
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508 24.503 Immigration cases - file of Ann S. Petluck (director, Migration department) 1944
  

 
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509 24.521 Immigration cases - file of Ann S. Petluck (director, Migration department) 1945
  

 
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510 24.600 Immigration cases - file of Ann S. Petluck (director, Migration department) 1945-1946
  

 
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511 24.631 Discussions with United States immigration authorities. Includes: procedures for the preparation of discussions (February-May 1944); descriptions of sections and staff of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (Philadelphia, Pa.); laws and procedures regulating and restricting immigration for permanent settlement; and memorandum on NRS contact with government agencies. 1943-1944
  

 
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512 24.640 Lists of individuals with temporary visas who left the United States with the help of NCC and NRS, 1937-1939 1940
  

 
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513 24.674 S.S. St. Louis refugees. Board of Directors material 1939
  

 
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514 24.680 S.S. St. Louis refugees. Correspondence from Havana, Cuba; Cuban immigration law, refugee bonds 1939-1940
  

 
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515 24.748 / 25.1 Cases of illegal entrants 1939-1940
  

 
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516 25.6 Committee on the Care of Mentally Ill Refugees (Frances Taussig, chair; NCC material) 1939
  

 
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517 25.28 Committee to Consider Plans for Mentally Ill Refugees; Committee to Consider Plans for Deportable Aliens (Cecilia Razovsky, chair) 1939-1941
  

 
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518 25.41 Committee to Consider Plans for Deportable Aliens (Cecilia Razovsky, chair) 1941-1942
  

 
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519 25.89 Public charges, deportations 1939-1945
  

 
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520 25.121 Publication: Report to the President, Board of Appeals on Visa Cases, 9 November 1942 (Washington, D.C., 1942) 1942
  

 
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521 25.138 Miami exclusons referred to the NRS by Selma W. Basker (National Council of Jewish Women, Council of Service for Foreign Born) 1939-1940
  

 
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522 25.153 Special cases (file of Augusta Mayerson, Migration department) 1940-1943
  

 
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523 25.184 Appeals of exclusions (file of Cecilia Razovsky, director, Migration department) 1939-1940
  

 
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524 25.242 Appeals for extension of visitor visas (file of Cecilia Razovsky, director, Migration department) 1939-1940
  

 
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525 25.319 Federal immigration detention cases (Ellis Island; San Francisco and Bismark, N.D.) 1940-1942
  

 
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526 25.323 Federal immigration detention cases (Angel Island, San Francisco, Calif.; Miami, Florida) 1940
  

 
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527 25.329 Deportable cases (file of Ann S. Petluck). A-F 1943-1946
  

 
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528 25.374 Deportable cases (file of Ann S. Petluck). G 1941-1947
  

 
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529 25.438 Deportable cases (file of Ann S. Petluck). H-L 1943-1947
  

 
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530 25.547 Deportable cases (file of Ann S. Petluck). M-P 1942-1947
  

 
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531 25.664 Deportable cases (file of Ann S. Petluck). R 1944-1947
  

 
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532 25.696 Deportable cases (file of Ann S. Petluck). S 1943-1947
  

 
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533 25.811 / 26.1 Deportable cases (file of Ann S. Petluck). T-Z 1944-1947
  

 
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534 26.46 Deportable cases (file of Ann S. Petluck). Summaries 1945, 1947
  

 
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535 26.55 Deportable cases (file of Ann S. Petluck). Various cases, summaries; material for deportation manual; interoffice memoranda on general issues; correspondence of Committee on Deportable Aliens (1943) 1941, 1943-1948
  

 
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536 26.218 European Jewish Children's Aid (Lotte Marcuse, director). Requests for release from public charge responsibility, including cases of grown refugee children who had acquired citizenship while serving in the armed forces 1943-1945
  

 
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537 26.261 Cases of internees in the United States (file of Cecilia Razovsky). Various camps: Camp Algiers, New Orleans, La.; Seagoville, Texas; Camp Forrest, Tennessee. Includes internees from Panama and British Honduras. 1942-1943
  

 
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538 26.303 Cases of internees in the United States (file of Cecilia Razovsky). Camp Seagoville, Texas. Internees from British Honduras 1942-1943
  

 
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539 26.357 Cases of internees in the United States (file of Cecilia Razovsky). Camp Forrest, Tennessee. 1943
  

 
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540 26.360 Cases of internees in the United States (file of Cecilia Razovsky). McAlster Camp, Oklahoma. 1943
  

 
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541 26.363 Cases of internees in the United States (file of Cecilia Razovsky). Camp Kennedy, Texas. Includes detainees from Guatemala; Nicaragua; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Panama 1942-1943
  

 
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542 26.375 Cases of internees in the United States (file of Ann S. Petluck). Camp Algiers, New Orleans, La. (1943). Latin American internees of various camps: postwar cases (1945-1947) 1943, 1945-1947
  

 
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543 26.471 Cases of internees in the United States (file of Ann S. Petluck). Latin American internees of various camps: postwar cases 1946-1947
  

 
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544 26.489 Cases of internees in the United States (file of Ann S. Petluck). Latin American internees of various camps: postwar cases. Concerns the NRS response to United States Special War Problems Division repatriation program. 1945
  

 
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545 26.508 Cases of internees in the United States (file of Ann S. Petluck). Latin American internees of various camps: postwar cases. Concerns the NRS response to United States Special War Problems Division repatriation program. 1945-1946
  

 
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546 26.531 Cases of internees in the United States (file of Ann S. Petluck). Individual cases, A-G 1945-1947
  

 
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547 26.600 Cases of internees in the United States (file of Ann S. Petluck). Individual cases, H-K 1943-1947
  

 
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548 26.708 Cases of internees in the United States (file of Ann S. Petluck). Individual cases, L-S 1944-1947
  

 
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549 26.764 Cases of internees in the United States (file of Ann S. Petluck). Individual cases, U 1946-1947
  

 
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550 26.839 Cases of internees in the United States (file of Ann S. Petluck). Individual cases, W 1944-1947
  

 
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551 26.858 / 27.1 Cases of internees in the United States (file of Ann S. Petluck). General material; various cases, including refugees at Fort Ontario, Oswego, N.Y. 1945-1947
  

 
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552 27.76 Refugees at Fort Ontario, Oswego, N.Y. General correspondence (mainly of Bernard Dubin, NRS administrative assistant). Correspondents include: Coordinating Committee for Fort Ontario, Oswego, N.Y. (Lotte Loeb, executive director); and Stephen S. Wise. Also: some general material on Latin American cases, repatriation program. 1944-1946
  

 
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553 27.161 Refugees at Fort Ontario, Oswego, N.Y. General correspondence (Ann S. Petluck; Bernard Dubin). Coordinating Committee for Fort Ontario, Oswego, N.Y. (Joseph A. Berger, Monte Kandel , executive directors, 1944-1945). Also includes list of internees; NRS special information bulletin, no. 37 ("Emergency Refugee Shelter, Fort Ontario, New York"; 3 August 1944); and no. 42 (5 December 1944). 1944-1947
  

 
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554 27.202 Refugees at Fort Ontario, Oswego, N.Y. War Relocation Authority Directory, with list of refugees as of 10 September 1945 1945
  

 
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555 27.216 Refugees at Fort Ontario, Oswego, N.Y. Newspaper clippings 1944
  

 
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556 27.226 Refugees at Fort Ontario, Oswego, N.Y. General correspondence. Includes: Bernard Dubin's budgets, and report of activity for NRS-sponsored projects (fall 1944); minutes of NRS department heads Committee on Oswego (20 July 1945); lists of refugees; NRS news (December 1945). 1944-1946
  

 
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557 27.318 Refugees at Fort Ontario, Oswego, N.Y. Correspondence with various Jewish agencies. Includes NRS field report by Jules Seite, and NRS staff committee report (June 1944), as well as the following (August 1944): report of Ephraim R. Gomberg on meeting of representatives of various Jewish agencies with Joseph H. Smart, director of the emergency shelter at Oswego; minutes of meeting at the NRS of Committee of Cooperating National Organizations concerning the shelter; "Report on the emergency shelter," by Louise Brandeis. Also includes general material concerning War Refugee Board plans to create 'free ports' or camps for refugees in the United States (April 1944). 1944-1946
  

 
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558 27.421 Refugees at Fort Ontario, Oswego, N.Y. Reports, memoranda, executive correspondence. Includes correspondence with the Departments of the Interior, Justice, and State; correspondence with Jewish agencies; NRS special information bulletin, no. 38 (7 August 1944), with supplement containing list of Oswego refugees; appeal to President Truman (October 1945); Oswego shelter bulletin "What's what in community activities" (November 1945); "Report on the settlement by NRS of the Oswego refugees," by Bernard Dubin (January 1946). 1944-1946
  

 
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559 27.488 Refugees at Fort Ontario, Oswego, N.Y. General correspondence. Includes correspondence with Joseph H. Smart, director of the shelter at Oswego; Bernard Dubin's budget for 1945; Curt Bondy's report following visit at the shelter; Ephraim R. Gomberg's report on the congressional hearings concerning Oswego; and "Petition of the residents of Fort Ontario to the Department of Inter-War Relocation Authority." 1944-1945
  

 
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560 27.533 Refugees at Fort Ontario, Oswego, N.Y. General correspondence, mostly to and from Ann S. Petluck. Includes report of the National Council of Jewish Women, on its part at Fort Ontario (November 1944); and minutes of the NRS Subcommittee on Emigration of the Committee on Camps (July 1945). 1945
  

 
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561 27.578 Refugees at Fort Ontario, Oswego, N.Y. Ontario chronicle (Fort Ontario), vol. 1, no. 8, 12-15, December 1944 - February 1945; correspondence addressed to Sholem Asch and Daniel Charney (Tsharni) 1944-1945
  

 
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562 27.591 Committee to Consider Plans for Deportable Aliens (Cecilia Razovsky, chair). Minutes of meetings and other materials. Also includes material from the Committee on the Care of Mentally Ill Refugees. 1940-1941
  

 
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563 27.643 Alien Registration. Correspondence with Donald R. Perry, Assistant Commissioner for Alien Registration; Questions and answers on alien registration (Alien Registration Division, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1940) 1941-1943
  

 
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564 27.672 Migration department interoffice memoranda (between Cecilia Razovsky and Augusta Mayerson). Includes minutes of Migration department staff meeting (January 1943). 1942-1943
  

 
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565 27.701 Migration department. Cecilia Razovsky correspondence with Family Service department 1943
  

 
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566 27.705 Migration department interoffice memoranda (Cecilia Razovsky). Includes procedures for alien registration, departmental procedures, policy. Includes Migration department statistical report (April-September 1940): cases served, traffic count. 1940
  

 
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567 27.728 Immigration and Naturalization agencies in Washington and Philadelphia. Correspondence 1943
  

 
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568 27.744 / 28.1 Immigration and Naturalization Service (U.S. Department of Justice), in Washington and Philadelphia. Correspondence (mostly to and from Ann S. Petluck); pamphlet: Regulations governing the enrollment and disbarment of attorney and representatives effective May 1, 1944 (Board of Immigration Appeals, Immigration and Naturalization Service); Rescue: information bulletin, vol. 1, no. 3/4 (March-April 1944), including article "The Board of Immigration Appeals and how it functions," by Louis E. Spiegler 1943-1946
  

 
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569 28.68 Migration department correspondence, and other material circa 1940-1942
  

Includes: NRS report "Laws and procedures regulating immigration into the United States," by Augusta Mayerson (September 1942); memoranda related to Cuban decree of April 1942, and refugee situation there; Portuguese visas; Questions and answers on alien registration (Alien Registration Division, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1940).

 
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570 28.110 Keppel study: Report to the President, Board of Appeals on visa cases, November 9, 1942, by Robert J. Bulkley and Frederick P. Keppel; and related material 1942-1943
  

 
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571 28.133 Attorney General opinions, immigration laws and regulations 1938-1946
  

 
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572 28.150 Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Justice Department. Correspondence. Includes: Monthly review of the INS (vol. 1, no. 1, July 1943); The plight of the displaced Jews in Europe: a report to President Truman, by Earl G. Harrison (1945). 1945-1946
  

 
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573 28.226 Committee to Consider Plans for Deportable Aliens (Cecilia Razovsky, chair). Minutes of meetings and other materials 1941-1943
  

 
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574 28.251 Ann S. Petluck's files on cases discussed with U.S. government officials, Departments of State and Justice. Lists, notes 1943
  

 
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575 28.308 Ann S. Petluck's files on cases discussed with U.S. government officials, State Department, Visa Division. Memoranda, notes 1943
  

 
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576 28.391 Ann S. Petluck's files on cases discussed with U.S. government officials, State Department, Visa Division. Correspondence, lists 1943-1945
  

 
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577 28.487 Ann S. Petluck's files on cases discussed with U.S. government officials, Justice Department, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Philadelphia, Pa. Correspondence, lists 1943-1945
  

 
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578 28.516 Ann S. Petluck's files on cases discussed with U.S. government officials, Justice Department, Philadelphia, Pa. Lists, notes 1943
  

 
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579 28.549 Ann S. Petluck's files on cases discussed with U.S. government officials, Departments of State and Justice. Memoranda 1943
  

 
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580 28.593 Ann S. Petluck's files on cases discussed with U.S. government officials, Justice Department, Philadelphia, Pa. Lists, notes 1944
  

 
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581 28.689 Ann S. Petluck's files on cases discussed with U.S. government officials, Justice Department, Philadelphia, Pa. Lists, notes 1945
  

 
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582 28.752 / 29.1 Ann S. Petluck's files on cases discussed with U.S. government officials, State Department. Lists, notes 1945
  

 
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583 29.46 Ann S. Petluck's files on cases discussed with U.S. government officials, Justice Department, Philadelphia, Pa. Lists, notes 1946
  

 
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584 29.139 Ann S. Petluck's files on cases discussed with U.S. government officials, State Department. Lists, notes 1946
  

 
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585 29.255 Staff memoranda regarding various migration matters. Includes: change of status of internees at large; hearings regarding mentally disabled refugees; food packages to Holland; possibility of exchange of Jews in Holland for Germans in Palestine; Polish refugees in Mexico; priority on quota lists; emigration of children to Palestine. January -April 1944
  

 
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586 29.313 Staff memoranda regarding various migration matters. Includes: Mauritius internees; camps in India; Canadian internees; examination at port of arrival; agencies in Canada. July 1944
  

 
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587 29.345 Staff memoranda regarding various migration matters. Includes: meeting of national Jewish agencies on Fort Ontario refugees; meeting called by the War Refugee Board with migration agencies; parcels to Russia; Canadian, Mauritius, and South American internees. August 1944
  

 
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588 29.373 Staff memoranda regarding various migration matters. Includes: Camp Lucca (Italy); affidavits for persons in Switzerland; United States immigration in 1944; transportation from Australia, Bolivia, and Ecuador; outgoing international mail of internees at large; deportation procedures; Central British Fund for Relief and Rehabilitation, and information from its representative Otto M. Schiff. September-October 1944
  

 
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589 29.406 Staff memoranda regarding various migration matters. Includes: information on Spain and Portugal from Leo Schwarz of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee; British cases; claims against the North German Lloyd and Hamburg American Lines; consuls and quotas; Richboro camp; Treasury Department release regarding funds to Italy. November 1944
  

 
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590 29.442 Staff memoranda regarding various migration matters. Includes: procedures for war brides; visitor visas for health needs; diamond industry in Cuba; use of NRS case numbers; agencies in Canada; local NRS responsibility for dependent hospitalized refugees; and South American internees. December 1944
  

 
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591 29.478 Correspondence and staff memoranda of the Migration department (Ann S. Petluck, director) 1945
  

Also includes: NRS special information bulletin, no. 55-56 (September-October 1945); Community bulletin (NRS), vol. 6, no. 3 (August-September 1945), featuring article about the refugees at Fort Ontario (Oswego, N.Y.); and report on the hearings of the Sub-Committee on Immigration and Deportation of the Dickstein Committee (August 1945), with exhibits, including joint statement submitted by the NRS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and the National Council of Jewish Women.

 
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592 29.568 File on the Migration department from the office of NRS executive director Albert Abrahamson 1940-1943
  

Includes: special categories of cases (1940); Migration department annual report for 1940; and analysis of staff (January 1942).

 
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593 29.599 National Committee on Post-War Immigration Policy. Correspondence 1944, 1946
  

Topics include pledges of support from cooperating agencies (1946).

 
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594 29.649 National Committee on Post-War Immigration Policy 1944-1945
  

Includes correspondence with the Common Council for American Unity.

 
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595 29.691 Migration department. General correspondence: Louisville, Kentucky 1940
  

Includes correspondence with the Kentucky Refugee Service Committee and the Jewish Welfare Federation, Louisville.

 
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596 29.718 Migration department. General correspondence: Salt Lake City, Utah 1940-1944
  

Includes correspondence with James L. White and Rabbi Samuel H. Gordon.

 
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597 29.752 NRS monthly and summary statistical reports of various departments 1943, 1945
  

 
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598 29.768 NRS monthly reports of relief expenditures 1943-1945
  

 
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599 29.788 / 30.1 Economic Adjustment department. Monthly reports 1943-1944
  

Includes Employment and Retraining divisions; Musicians Committee; Rabbis Committee

 
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600 30.2 NRS confidential monthly reports to the Executive Committee 1942-1943
  

 
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601 30.33 Family Service department interoffice memoranda, related to monthly confidential reports to the Executive Committee 1942-1943
  

 
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602 30.39 Immigration forms for individuals from Camp Kitchener (England). A to D 1939-1940
  

 
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603 30.60 Immigration forms for individuals from Camp Kitchener (England). E to G 1939-1940
  

 
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604 30.87 Immigration forms for individuals from Camp Kitchener (England). H to K 1939-1940
  

 
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605 30.129 Immigration forms for individuals from Camp Kitchener (England). L to R 1939-1940
  

 
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606 30.178 Immigration forms for individuals from Camp Kitchener (England). S to Z 1939-1940
  

 
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607 30.234 Lists of immigrants from Camp Kitchener (England) 1939-1940
  

Also includes correspondence, and copies of some individual immigration forms.

 
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608 30.263 Data forms for immigrant children arriving from England (Movement for the Care of Children) 1939
  

 
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609 30.281 Data forms for immigrant children arriving from England (Movement for the Care of Children) 1940
  

 
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610 30.287 England - Jewish Refugees Committee (London). Correspondence; lists of refugees who had arrived in England from Belgium, Holland and France (September 1940); lists of prospective immigrants to the United States 1940-1941, 1943
  

 
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611 30.360 England - refugee cases (prospective immigrants to the United States). Correspondence with Jewish Refugees Committee (London), and other British organizations, including Association of Jewish Refugees in Great Britain; Central Council for Jewish Refugees; and Refugee Children's Movement January-October 1943
  

 
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612 30.450 England - refugee cases (prospective immigrants to the United States). Correspondence with the Jewish Refugees Committee and American Embassy in London November-December 1943, December 1944
  

 
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613 30.478 Immigration of refugees from Germany to England - Report of financial transactions as of 27 April 1943 (NCC material) 1939
  

 
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614 30.488 Immigration of refugees from Germany to England - Report of NCC deposits for England from private source funds as of 30 September 1939 1939
  

 
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615 30.511 England - refugee cases (prospective immigrants to the United States). Correspondence with the Jewish Refugees Committee (London), and Association of Jewish Refugees in Great Britain and others; interoffice memoranda 1943-1944
  

 
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616 30.540 England - refugee cases. Correspondence concerning prospective immigration of refugee children from England to the United States January-February 1943
  

 
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617 30.582 England - refugee cases. Correspondence concerning prospective immigration of refugee children from England to the United States March-April 1943
  

 
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618 30.621 England - refugee cases. Correspondence concerning prospective immigration of refugee children from England to the United States May-June 1943
  

 
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619 30.654 England - refugee cases. Correspondence concerning prospective immigration of refugee children from England to the United States July-August 1943
  

 
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620 30.676 England - refugee cases. Correspondence concerning prospective immigration of refugee children from England to the United States September-October 1943
  

 
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621 30.729 England - refugee cases. Correspondence concerning prospective immigration of refugee children from England to the United States November-December 1943
  

 
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622 30.768 Cuba. Joint Relief Committee (Havana) 1939-1940
  

 
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623 30.780 Cuba. Joint Relief Committee (Havana) 1939-1940
  

Includes correspondence concerning refugees in Cuba requiring bonds, and statement of account with the Joint Distribution Committee related to bonds (1939); lists of intending immigrants from Cuba under the German and Polish quotas, from the American Consulate in Havana (1940).

 
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624 30.831 / 31.1 Cuba. Joint Relief Committee (Havana) 1941
  

Includes lists of intending immigrants from Cuba under the Rumanian, Polish, German, Hungarian, and Cechoslovakian quotas, from the American Consulate in Havana. Also some miscellaneous items related to Cuba, including material on a suggestion of Fred Lazarus (F. & R. Lazarus Co.) that a refugee-run enterprise could manufacture handicraft articles in Cuba for the American market.

 
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625 31.30 Cuba. Joint Relief Committee (Havana) January-August 1942
  

 
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626 31.116 Cuba. Joint Relief Committee (Havana) September-December 1942
  

Includes NRS report on Tiscornia cases (303 refugees who had been held at the immigration camp Tiscornia, Cuba); and lists of refugee arrivals from Havana.

 
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627 31.189 Cuba. Joint Relief Committee (Havana) 1943
  

 
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628 31.265 Cuba. Joint Relief Committee (Havana) 1944-1946
  

 
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629 31.322 Buenos Aires, Argentina 1941
  

 
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630 31.325 Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Justice Department. Statistics of registered aliens, by state and country of birth October 1941
  

 
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631 31.405 Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Justice Department. Statistics of registered aliens, by state and country of birth (24 October 1941) December 1941
  

 
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632 31.453 Aliens admitted: various statistical tables of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in the period 1907-1941 circa 1940-1942
  

 
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633 31.518 "Immigrant aliens of the Hebrew race admitted": statistical table of the mmigration and Naturalization Service in the period 1931-1940 circa 1941
  

 
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634 31.519 Aliens admitted: various statistical tables of the Immigration and Naturalization Service for 1942, with some tables with data for periods as early as 1820 1942
  

 
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635 31.540 Aliens admitted: various statistical tables of the Immigration and Naturalization Service for 1942, with some tables with data for earlier periods 1942
  

 
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636 31.568 Draft extract from annual report of the Immigration and Naturalization Service for year ended 1941: "Nonimmigrant alien admitted," by country circa 1941
  

 
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637 31.569 Annual report of the Immigration and Naturalization Service for year 1943, and various other statistical tables for 1943, and earlier periods, as early as 1820 1943
  

 
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638 31.622 Annual report of the Immigration and Naturalization Service for year 1944, and various other statistical tables for 1944, and earlier periods, as early as 1820 1944
  

 
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639 31.685 The guardian at the gate (official organ of the United States Immigration-Naturalization Officers' Association). Monthly issues 1938-1942
  

 
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640 31.724 Aliens and nationality (Title 8, Code of Federal Regulations of the United States), 1945 supplement 1945
  

 
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641 31.749 Aliens and nationality (Title 8, Code of Federal Regulations of the United States), 1943 supplement; Title 22 Foreign relations 1943
  

 
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642 31.766 Foreign relations (Title 22, Code of Federal Regulations of the United States), 1944 supplement 1944
  

 
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643 31.771 Aliens and nationality (Title 8, Code of Federal Regulations of the United States), 1945 supplement 1945
  

 
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644 31.792 Foreign relations (Title 22, Code of Federal Regulations of the United States), 1945 supplement 1945
  

 
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645 31.816 Aliens and nationality (Title 8, Code of Federal Regulations of the United States), 1946 supplement 1946
  

 
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646 31.875 / 32.1 Foreign relations (Title 22, Code of Federal Regulations of the United States), 1947 supplement 1947
  

 
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647 31.909 / 32.1 Aliens and nationality (Title 8, Code of Federal Regulations of the United States), 1949 supplement 1949
  

 
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648 32.186 NCC manual on immigration. Contains information on immigration regulations, how to obtain visas, affidavit information, training of migration workers, etc. Also: immigration policies in various countries; America and the refugees, by Louis Adamic (Public Affairs Pamphlets, no. 29, revised, 1940); The psychology of the refugee, by Gerhart Saenger (reprint, 1940); Haavara marks (Jewish emigrant marks) for benevolent remittances to Germany 1938-1940
  

 
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649 32.310 Third country book. A collection of reports and memoranda on immigration policies in various countries 1939-1940
  

 
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650 32.375 Resettlement division (file of Robert Dolins) 1939-1942
  

Includes correspondence concerning Alien Registry Act in Pennsylvania (1939); minutes of meeting of Resettlement Committee at Peoria, Ill. (November 1941); statement of Committee on Return Resettlement (February 1941), pertaining to resettled refugees who need to be returned to New York. Also includes NRS interoffice memoranda on procedure and policy (eligibility requirements for relief; affidavits; budgets; transportation; resettlement); NRS Information bulletin no. 1-3, 6, 8; "Community cues for newcomers" (Social and Cultural Adjustment division; no. 1, May 1940); material on alien registration; report of Territorial Conference for resettlement field workers (January 1941).

 
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Series VI: Information and Statistics department (1 of 2), 1934-1950

196 files
Scope and Content:

This series contains the first of two major groupings of files of the Information and Statistics department; the other concentration of files is found in Series XI, subseries 1 and subseries 5 (statistical reports and studies regarding refugee work of various organizations). Some files related to the department are also found among the files of William Haber (Series II), Folders 14, 67, and 241 (publicity or public relations material); and in Series IX, Folders 992-997 (reports of the Westchester County Coordinating Committee for Emigrés), and 1001-1006 (reports and statistics concerning resettlement activities). The department also worked with the Community Relations department in preparing publicity material and mailings, and maintaining the Speakers Bureau; for those materials, see Series X, subseries 2.

The Information and Statistics department carried out research on all phases of NRS activities and on related refugee problems; prepared and published results of research; published statements, bulletins, reports and brochures for public information; and had charge of all organization mailing lists. These files extend into the era of the United Service for New Americans (USNA), when the corresponding department was Research and Statistics.

The individuals associated with this department included Louis Berg, who was handling Publicity (an area at other times encompassed by the Information division) during William Haber’s term; Lawrence R. Klein, who was acting director and then director of the Information and Statistics department around 1940-1941; and Marcel Kovarsky, who headed both the Personnel and the Statistics divisions following a reorganization as of January 1943. Beginning at that time, Publicity (or Public Information) came under the umbrella of the Community Relations department; as of mid 1944, Maurice Spector headed Publicity. Also as of mid 1944, Dorothy F. Tate was director of Statistics, and, as evidenced in the files, she continued in that role for some time under the USNA, until at least 1948.

Included is material related not only to the NRS as a whole and all its operating departments (Central Intake/Reception; Relief and Service; Migration; Resettlement and Field Service; Employment and Retraining; Social and Cultural Adjustment) and affiliated special committees assisting vocational groups (Physicians; Musicians; Rabbis) but also material related to independent committees and organizations receiving subventions from the NRS (for example, the National Council of Jewish Women; the Westchester County Coordinating Committee for Émigrés; Selfhelp of Émigrés from Central Europe), cooperating community committees and organizations across the country ('out-of-town agencies'), and, in a few instances, outside organizations doing work with refugees. The files include statistical reports produced by the Information and Statistics department, as well as activity reports and correspondence directly from the departments and organizations in question. Also included are statistical reports on immigration produced by the department, as well as the source material from the United States Immigration Service.

The present series includes NRS interoffice memoranda on policies and procedures; studies and statistics on the activities of NRS departments and divisions, affiliated special committees, independent committees receiving subventions, and out-of-town agencies (cooperating community organizations across the country); and agency-wide statistical reports.

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651 32.510 Various NRS interoffice memoranda January-July 1940
  

Includes: "Instructions to case workers"; policies concerning eligibility for relief; computation of budget and various other departmental procedures; executive office memorandum no. 63.

 
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652 32.564 Various NRS interoffice memoranda August-December 1940
  

Includes procedures of Intake, Relief and Service, and Migration departments (daily activity sheets, statistics, case analysis)

 
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653 32.607 NRS manual on policies and procedures (10 June 1941, with revisions of November 1941 and February 1942) 1942-1943
  

Parts I. Orientation; II. Services in connection with admission of refugees to the U.S.; III. Assistance in adjustment; IV. Cooperating agencies; V. Operating departments, agency training program. VI. Personnel practices; Index. Also includes separate sheet: "Basic rules" for a phonetic system in the transcription of names.

 
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654 32.686 NRS manual on policies and procedures. Revisions; additional copy of the manual 1941
  

 
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655 32.766 NRS manual on policies and procedures. Various NRS interoffice memoranda on departmental procedures (Family Service, Migration, Employment, Economic Adjustment, Physicians division), with index 1943
  

 
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656 32.824 NRS manual on policies and procedures. Various NRS interoffice memoranda on departmental procedures, with index 1944
  

 
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657 32.858 NRS manual on policies and procedures. Various NRS interoffice memoranda on departmental procedures, with index 1945
  

 
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658 32.886 / 33.1 NRS manual on policies and procedures. Interoffice memoranda of the Application department (Social services, Facilitative services, Reports and statistics), with index 1946
  

 
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659 33.14 Information on 63 active civic, cultural or charitable organizations, including Jewish organizations, mostly in New York City 1939
  

Includes a few organizations elsewhere in the country. Prefatory note reads: "Presentation of the available information pertaining to organizations whose announced intention is to serve the cause of democracy in one way or another, and about which there have been inquiries" (15 July 1939). Also includes a list of names of 14 inactive organizations.

 
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660 33.48 Handbook for NRS staff conference (21 March 1943) 1943
  

 
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661 33.69 Manual, "Functions and standards of the Migration department of the NRS," by Ann S. Petluck 1944-1945
  

Second draft (29 September 1944). Also, the final text published in the Jewish social service quarterly (vol. 21, no. 2, December 1944); supplementary migration manual for the use of family agencies (1 June 1945)

 
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662 33.171 General material on migration policies 1945-1948
  

Includes: study on New York and area loads (7 November 1945); study of content of immigration requests and interviews (13 November 1945); and the following USNA material: memorandum on stranded aliens with temporary visas (17 July 1947); "Immigration--the American process," by Ann S. Petluck (29 October 1947); speech by Petluck on "Current immigration trends" (27 October 1948), with comments by S. S. Smick (National Council of Jewish Women) and Naomi Colmery.

 
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663 33.221 Monthly and annual statistical reports on various departments for 1939; NRS annual financial statement for 1939 1940
  

 
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664 33.239 Monthly and annual statistical reports on various departments for 1940; NRS annual report for 1940 1941
  

 
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665 33.273 Monthly and annual statistical reports on various departments for 1941 1942
  

 
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666 33.294 Monthly and annual statistical reports on various departments for 1942 1943
  

 
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667 33.320 Monthly and annual statistical reports on various departments for 1943 1944
  

 
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668 33.342 Monthly and annual statistical reports on various departments for 1944; NRS statement of expenditures for 1944 1945
  

 
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669 33.363 Monthly and annual statistical reports on various departments for 1945; NRS statement of expenditures for 1945 1946
  

 
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670 33.381 NRS/USNA monthly and annual statistical reports on various departments for 1946; USNA statement of expenditures for 1946 1947
  

 
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671 33.404 USNA monthly and annual statistical reports on various departments for 1947; USNA statement of expenditures for 1947 1948
  

 
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672 33.436 Special studies: Physicians and Employment divisions (November 1942). NRS publication, They can aid America: a survey of alien specialized personnel (November 1942). Roster of alien personnel (December 1942). Studies of rabbis of relief cases; food refrigeration use of relief cases; and retrainees (March-May 1943) 1942-1943
  

 
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673 33.472 Special studies: loans; Employment division; public charges (May-July 1943) 1943
  

 
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674 33.494 Special studies: analysis of incoming mail; Employment division; public assistance for Jewish aliens; European Jewish Children's Aid 1943-1944
  

 
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675 33.517 Special studies: Physicians division (tabulation of information on 1802 cases; May-June 1944); Central Index of refugee physicians, dentists and medical scientists (tabulation of 4141 cases as of July 1944); Employment and Retraining active cases (December 1944); rent analysis (January 1945); Central Loan Trust cases closed in 1945 and 1946; physicians and dentists active cases (December 1946) 1944-1946
  

 
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676 33.555 NRS/USNA monthly and cumulative statistical reports on various departments, and NRS/USNA statements of expenditures for 1946 to April 1948 1947-1948
  

 
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677 33.647 USNA monthly and cumulative statistical reports on various departments for 1948 to April 1950 1949-1950
  

 
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678 33.676 USNA monthly and cumulative statistical reports on various departments for 1947 to 1948 1948-1949
  

 
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679 33.726 USNA monthly and cumulative statistical reports, and estimates of Jewish immigration, for 1948 to 1949 1949-1950
  

 
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680 33.750 USNA monthly and cumulative statistical reports for 1948 to April 1950, and estimates of Jewish immigration for 1946 to 1949. Also: instructions for preparation of settlement consultant case card (August 1949) 1949-1950
  

 
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681 33.840 / 34.324 [=beginning of reel] USNA monthly and cumulative statistical reports for 1947 to April 1949. USNA monthly reports of major activities for February and March 1949; charts for 1949/1950. American Joint Distribution Committee (Paris) statistical reports on emigration (1948) 1947-1950
  

 
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682 34.397 USNA monthly and cumulative statistical reports for 1947 to May 1949. Also: interoffice memoranda, instructions, and forms (1949) 1948-1949
  

 
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683 34.470 Relief studies prepared by the department of Information and Statistics: Study of 7,205 individuals known to Relief and Service department, 1 January to 30 June 1939; 2,330 cases under care, open in August 1939; 1,729 relief cases active in August 1939. Also: various statistical tables of "data available in published relief studies" (permanent visa cases), covering 1939 to 1942 1939-1942
  

 
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684 34.495 Relief studies: Study of 1,957 cases on relief in October 1939, and Migration department study (by various factors) of 325 temporary visa cases (October 1939). Also: draft narrative "Studies of relief cases" (November 1940) 1939-1940
  

 
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685 34.539 Relief studies: Study of 2,446 cases on relief in March 1940, and of temporary visa cases on relief in October 1939 and March 1940 1939-1940
  

 
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686 34.576 Relief studies: Study of 2,597 cases on relief in June 1940 1940
  

 
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687 34.587 Relief studies: Study of 2,714 cases on relief in July 1940 1940
  

 
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688 34.602 Relief studies: Study of 2,559 cases on relief in September 1940 1940
  

 
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689 34.611 Relief studies: Study of 2,414 cases on relief in November 1940 1940
  

 
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690 34.630 Relief studies: Study of 2,291 cases on relief in December 1940 1941
  

 
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691 34.637 Relief studies: Studies of temporary visa cases on relief (June, July, and September 1940; and November and December 1940), and of case workers' contacts with affiants and relatives, as of August 1940 1940
  

 
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692 34.658 Relief studies: Comparative study of relief cases in December 1940 and January 1941 1941
  

 
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693 34.666 Relief studies: Study of 2,138 permanent visa and 326 temporary visa cases on relief in March 1941 March 1941
  

 
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694 34.682 Relief studies: Study of 2,136 cases on relief in June 1941 (with comparisons to various earlier data in 1940 and 1941) June 1941
  

 
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695 34.695 Relief studies: NRS report "Relief load: its size and composition" pertaining to 1940-1941 1941
  

 
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696 34.720 Relief studies: Study of budget aspects of 1,827 cases on relief, as of 30 January 1942 1942
  

 
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697 34.723 Relief studies: Study of cases in the Undercare and Intake divisions of the Family Service department in April 1942 1942
  

 
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698 34.733 Relief studies: Study of 1,621 cases in the Undercare division of the Family Service department in December 1942 1943
  

 
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699 34.733 Relief studies: Study of 824 cases in the Undercare division of the Family Service department in October 1943 1943
  

 
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700 34.752 Relief studies: Study of 273 cases in the Family Service department in January 1945 1945
  

 
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701 34.759 USNA relief studies: 1,359 cases in the Family Service department as of 3 December 1946; sampling of rent paid by 108 families of three (30 January 1947); and comparison of 150 cases receiving full maintenance in March 1940 and the same number of like cases in January 1947 1946-1947
  

 
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702 34.763 USNA relief studies: 2,635 cases open in Family Service in April 1947; case load analysis for budget projection (relief cases as of September 30, 1947); type of affidavit and place of residence of individual affiants of 3,509 cases open in October 1947; location of 275 out-of-town affiants, October 1947
  

 
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703 34.776 USNA relief studies: Preliminary study of immigrant cases receiving financial assistance in August 1948 in the following cities: Baltimore, Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Oakland, Philadelphia, Portland, St. Louis, St. Paul, San Francisco, and Seattle 1948
  

 
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704 34.888 / 35.1 Studies and statistics: Case loads, dated from 1936 to 1944; interoffice memoranda (1943) circa 1939-1944
  

 
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705 35.14 Studies and statistics: Traffic division of the Resettlement department 1940-1941
  

 
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706 35.19 Studies and statistics: In-transit cases 1939-1940
  

 
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707 35.32 Studies and statistics: Applicants in the Central Reception and Information department in December 1940 1941
  

 
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708 35.46 Studies and statistics: Relief and Service department 1940
  

 
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709 35.99 Studies and statistics: Relief and Service department 1941
  

 
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710 35.181 Studies and statistics: Social and Cultural Adjustment division 1939-1940
  

Includes graphs and charts

 
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711 35.215 Studies and statistics: Estimated unit costs of relief cases in 1939 to 1941 1940-1942
  

 
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712 35.259 Studies and statistics: Central Reception 1940-1941
  

 
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713 35.277 Studies and statistics: Institutional payments made by the NRS in relief cases (for medical or mental health services) 1939-1940
  

 
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714 35.289 Studies and statistics: Family Service department, Housing committee. Includes consultant's report. 1940-1941
  

 
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715 35.302 Studies and statistics: Business Consultation and Loan. Includes Capital Loan Committee; Agricultural consultant 1941
  

 
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716 35.320 Studies and statistics: Housing of relief clients: Residence clubs 1941
  

 
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717 35.325 Studies and statistics: Employment department 1941
  

Includes charts and graphs of data 1940-1941.

 
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718 35.357 Studies and statistics: Business Consultation and Loan: Agricultural consultant, agricultural retraining. Includes interoffice memoranda (1940). 1940-1942
  

 
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719 35.376 Studies and statistics: Family Service department: Summer placement of children 1941-1942
  

 
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720 35.385 Studies and statistics: Social and Cultural Adjustment division 1941-1942
  

Includes draft narrative report from the department.

 
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721 35.402 Studies and statistics: Rents paid, housing requests 1939, 1941-1942
  

Includes an NCC study of city rents from June 1939.

 
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722 35.414 Studies and statistics: Central Reception and Information department 1939-1942
  

 
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723 35.450 Studies and statistics: Citizenship status 1942
  

 
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724 35.466 Studies and statistics: Client contacts 1942
  

 
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725 35.475 Studies and statistics: Employment and Retraining department 1942
  

 
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726 35.483 Studies and statistics: Housing, Intake/Undercare (Family Service), Reception and Information 1942-1943
  

 
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727 35.506 Studies and statistics: Employability of relief cases 1942-1943
  

Comprises progress report of the Economic Adjustment and Family Service Committees concerning a joint experimental program focusing on employment and retraining (February 1943); and a list of codes and statement of purpose and method for an employment status study (June 1942).

 
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728 35.517 Studies and statistics: Family Service department: Reasons for termination of relief and service cases 1939-1943
  

Includes minutes of the Committee on Reasons for Closing, i.e. for termination of relief (March 1943).

 
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729 35.538 Studies and statistics: Monthly reports on relief cases 1943
  

 
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730 35.551 Studies and statistics: Countries of birth of relief cases 1941-1942
  

 
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731 35.573 Studies and statistics: Deportable aliens of relief cases 1943
  

 
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732 35.586 Studies and statistics: Analysis of incoming mail 1943
  

 
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733 35.591 Studies and statistics: Employment and Retraining department 1943
  

 
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734 35.605 Department heads or agency-wide supervisory group meetings. Minutes 1941-1944
  

 
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735 35.636 Studies and statistics: Central Index of refugee physicians, dentists and medical scientists (tabulation of 4141 cases as of July 1944) 1944
  

 
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736 35.670 Studies and statistics: Active employment files 1944
  

 
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738 35.681 Studies and statistics: Permanent visa relief cases in which all members arrived in the U.S. prior to 1940; study of referrals to public assistance 1943-1944
  

 
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739 35.749 Studies and statistics: Relief clients referred to Montefiore Hospital 1945
  

 
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739 35.752 Studies and statistics: Central Loan Trust 1944-1946
  

 
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740 35.772 Physicians Committee study of the adjustment and postwar plans of 282 émigré physicians living in greater New York 1945
  

 
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741 35.789 Studies and statistics: Employment and Retraining department active file 1945
  

 
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742 35.792 Studies and statistics: Refugees at Fort Ontario, Oswego, N.Y. 1944-1945
  

Includes NRS special information bulletin, no. 38 (supplement; 7 August 1944), with list of refugees at Fort Ontario; and NRS Community bulletin (vol. 5, no. 2, June-July 1944).

 
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743 35.806 Studies and statistics: Central Loan Trust 1946
  

 
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744 35.813 Studies and statistics: Central Index of refugee physicians, dentists and medical scientists (tabulation of 4141 cases as of July 1944) 1944
  

 
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745 35.838 / 36.1 Studies and statistics: Affidavit studies 1939-1940, 1946-1947
  

Comprises NRS studies of relief cases having affiants (1939-1940); and a USNA followup study (May 1947) concerning refugees who had arrived on the Marine Flasher one year prior.

 
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746 36.21 Studies and statistics: Physicians and dentists active cases 1946
  

 
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747 36.23 NRS/USNA studies and statistics: Family Service department: Intake/Applications; housing and shelter 1946-1947
  

Includes report "Group Shelter department - 1946 figures" (January 1947)

 
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748 36.46 NRS/USNA studies and statistics: Family Service department: Size of refugee families 1942, 1946-1947
  

 
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749 36.48 NRS/USNA studies and statistics: Destination of immigrants 1946-1948
  

 
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750 36.63 Fact Finding Committee. Comparative study of relief cases in New York and 10 Jewish communities nationwide, 1941 to 1943 1941-1943
  

Locations studied: Detroit, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Pittburgh, St. Louis, San Francisco, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland. Also includes correspondence and agreements concerning the relationship between the NRS and various social welfare agencies and hospitals handling refugee cases.

 
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751 36.110 USNA report: "Facts and figures on the refugee program," prepared for the National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare 1947
  

 
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752 36.118 USNA "Personnel study covering two pay periods, March 8 thorugh April 2, 1948" 1948
  

 
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753 36.140 Study of NRS current case load to determine public charge risks 1943
  

Includes minutes of administrative meeting, department of Economic Adjustment and Family Service (29 June 1943), which received the report of the study.

 
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754 36.149 USNA studies and statistics: Family Service department case load 1948-1949
  

 
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755 36.154 Carl Schulz Foundation study 1942
  

 
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756 36.164 USNA migration cases and deportation case load in June 1947 1947
  

 
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757 36.167 USNA studies and statistics: Resettlements 1946-1947 and comparisons with earlier periods 1947
  

Includes report "Facts and figures on the refugee program," prepared by the USNA for the National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, Baltimore, June 1-4, 1947

 
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758 36.200 USNA special study of immigrant cases receiving financial assistance in August 1948 (1 of 2) 1948-1949
  

Comprises correspondence and reports received from various localities nationwide and tabulated by the USNA.

 
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759 36.274 USNA special study of immigrant cases receiving financial assistance in August 1948 (2 of 2) 1948-1949
  

Comprises correspondence and reports received from various localities nationwide and tabulated by the USNA.

 
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760 36.364 USNA study of caseload and characteristics: "Cases open in June 1948," National Reception and Settlement Services 1948
  

 
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761 36.370 USNA proposed Seattle émigré case study 1949
  

 
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762 36.383 Monthly departmental activity reports submitted to Joseph E. Beck February-May 1945
  

 
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763 36.472 Monthly departmental activity reports submitted to Joseph E. Beck June-August 1945
  

 
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764 36.543 Monthly departmental activity reports submitted to Joseph E. Beck September-December 1945
  

 
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765 36.615 Monthly departmental activity reports submitted to Joseph E. Beck January-May 1946
  

 
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766 36.705 Monthly departmental activity reports submitted to Joseph E. Beck June-December 1946
  

 
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767 36.753 Monthly departmental activity reports submitted to Joseph E. Beck January 1947
  

 
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768 36.772 Information and Statistics (Research) department file of reports/statements on various matters 1942-1947
  

Includes: Social Adjustment Committee, Sub-Committee on Refugee Needs (1942); administrative activity report (Ralph Astrofsky, 1946); Canadian policy on refugees (statement of Prime Minister Mackenzie, 1943); referral of aliens to public agencies (1944); public charge risk (1943); NRS practice regarding responsibility for dependent refugees in state hospitals (1944); hearings of the Sub-Committee on Immigration and Deportation of the Dickstein Committee (1945); sheltered workshop activity (1943); staff relationships and supervisors' seminar (1943, 1945); mail routing (1947).

 
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769 36.811 USNA Family Service department study: Characteristics of the USNA caseload: "Cases open in June and September 1948" June-September 1948
  

 
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770 36.853 / 37.1 Family Service department. Monthly statistical reports and annual summaries (Resettlement, Traffic, Intake, and Undercare divisions) 1941-1943
  

 
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771 37.67 Family Service department. Annual summaries of monthly statistics on case counts, intake, average caseload per worker 1944-1945
  

 
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772 37.72 NRS/USNA Family Service department. Monthly statistical reports 1946
  

 
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773 37.100 USNA statistical reports: "Application department, Social Service Adjustor, corporate affidavit report" January-April 1947
  

 
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774 37.108 Statistical studies of relief cases 1939
  

Includes: study of 1,957 cases on relief in October 1939, with interoffice memoranda discussing criticisms.

 
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775 37.164 Statistical studies of relief cases 1940
  

Includes: study of 2,446 cases on relief in March 1940, with supplement and follow up; and study of temporary visa cases on relief in October 1939 and March 1940.

 
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776 37.213 Study of 2,597 cases on relief in June 1940; and of 2,714 cases in July 1940 1940
  

 
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777 37.230 Study of 2,559 cases on relief in September 1940 1940
  

 
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778 37.248 Study of 2,414 cases on relief in November 1940; and study of Central Reception and Information applicants in December 1940 1940-1941
  

 
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779 37.294 NRS/USNA miscellaneous statistical studies, interoffice memoranda 1940-1948
  

 
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780 37.335 USNA Family Service department studies 1947
  

 
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781 37.372 Statistical studies of relief cases 1940-1941
  

 
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782 37.438 Statistical studies of relief cases 1939-1945
  

Includes minutes of Committee on Re-Opened Cases, meeting of 10 January 1942; report on the policy of disbursing relief (1940); and interoffice memoranda of Robert Pasternak.

 
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783 37.510 Location Service Unit. Monthly reports 1944-1946
  

 
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784 37.529 Reports of the Social Adjustment Committee 1940-1943
  

Includes: "Report of American resources available for refugees in New York City in the area of social adjustment" (February 1943); "Digest of refugee work done by the Temple Sisterhoods" (March 1940); report on the Walden School refugee committee (January 1943); report on Jewish Education Committee (December 1942).

 
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785 37.582 Statistical summaries of relief activities June-December 1939
  

Includes statistical statements covering NRS and cooperating agencies.

 
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786 37.638 Out-of-town agencies: studies, statistics, reports on refugee activities. Includes some NCC material. 1938-1941
  

 
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787 37.709 Out-of-town agencies: studies, statistics, reports on refugee activities 1940-1941
  

 
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788 37.743 Out-of-town agencies: studies, statistics, reports on refugee activities 1940-1944
  

 
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789 37.798 Out-of-town agencies: studies, statistics, reports on refugee activities 1941-1943
  

 
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790 37.837 Out-of-town agencies: studies, statistics, reports on refugee activities 1942-1943
  

 
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791 37.861 / 38.1 Out-of-town agencies: studies, statistics, reports on refugee activities 1944
  

 
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792 38.12 Out-of-town agencies: studies, statistics, reports on refugee activities 1945
  

 
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793 38.31 Out-of-town agencies: studies, statistics, reports on refugee activities 1946
  

 
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794 38.48 NRS monthly statistical reports for 1940 to 1941 1940-1942
  

Also includes some weekly reports.

 
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795 38.72 NRS monthly statistical reports for 1942 1942-1943
  

 
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796 38.130 NRS monthly statistical reports for 1943 1943-1944
  

 
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797 38.180 NRS monthly statistical reports for 1944 1944-1945
  

Also includes report of cumulative statistics for January to November 1944.

 
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798 38.247 NRS monthly statistical reports for 1945 1945-1946
  

 
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799 38.310 NRS/USNA monthly statistical reports for 1946 1946-1947
  

 
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800 38.377 USNA monthly statistical reports for 1947 1947-1948
  

 
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801 38.463 USNA monthly statistical reports for January to August 1948 1948
  

 
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802 38.511 Statistical analysis of Jewish immigrant aliens admitted to the United States, 1933-1940 (source not identified) circa 1941
  

 
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803 38.512 USNA weekly statistical reports of various departments or divisions (Physicians Committee; Employment and Retraining; Family Service; Migration; Intake; Location Service; Application) for 1946 to 1947 1946-1948
  

 
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804 38.544 Report on Jewish immigration, January 1933 to June 1943, prepared by the NRS Statistics division 1943
  

 
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805 38.548 Report: "Post-war immigration to the United States: past, present, and future considerations with special reference to Jewish refugees," by Joseph A. Berger (March 1944) 1944
  

 
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806 38.557 Paper: "Case work with refugees," by Amelia Igel, NRS (delivered at the National Jewish Conference of Social Welfare Work, Buffalo, N.Y., June 1939) 1939
  

 
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807 38.565 Reports on refugee businesses circa 1939-1941
  

Includes the following: "Outstanding examples of refugee firms employing American labor" (annotated list, circa 1939); "Representative examples of non-competitive refugee enterprise"; and "Preliminary survey of 218 refugee business enterprises (exclusive of New York City)" (statistical overview, circa 1941).

 
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808 38.570 Work relief project statistical reports 1941
  

 
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809 38.574 USNA study on vocational interests of persons with student visas 1948
  

 
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810 38.576 USNA study on families with unemployed members in March 1949 1949
  

 
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811 38.579 Social workers division (Committee for Displaced Foreign Social Workers). Monthly statistics for 1941 1941-1942
  

 
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812 38.586 Social workers division. Monthly statistics for January to November 1942 1942
  

 
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813 38.597 Social workers division. Statistical reports for 1944 1944
  

 
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814 38.600 Employment and retraining. Reports, including monthly statistics for 1940 to 1941 1940-1942
  

 
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815 38.648 Employment and retraining. Reports, including monthly statistics for 1941 1941-1942
  

 
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816 38.681 Employment and retraining. Reports, including monthly statistics for 1942 1942-1943
  

 
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817 38.704 Employment and retraining. Reports, correspondence 1940-1944
  

In part comprises correspondence and statistical reports on out-of-town retraining.

 
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818 38.734 Employment and retraining. Monthly statistical reports for 1942 to 1943 1942-1944
  

 
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819 38.766 Employment and retraining. Monthly statistical reports for 1943 1943-1944
  

 
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820 38.803 Employment and retraining. Monthly statistical reports for 1944 to 1945 1944-1946
  

 
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821 38.834 Retraining. Monthly statistical reports for 1945; overview of monthly statistics for 1944 1945-1946
  

 
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822 38.841 NRS/USNA. Retraining. Monthly statistical reports for 1946 1946-1947
  

 
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823 38.847 USNA Retraining (Vocational Adjustment department). Monthly statistics for 1947 1947-1948
  

 
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824 38.854 / 39.1 USNA Vocational Services. Monthly statistical reports and annual summary of activities for 1948 1948-1949
  

Includes separate reports for physicians' unit. Also includes: article "Vocational guidance for new Americans," by Harry Grill, USNA (published in Occupations: the vocational guidance journal); an analysis of statistical reporting for the divisions of the USNA Vocational Adjustment Services (Employment and Counseling; Retraining; Physicians; Business and Loan); minutes of a meeting of the Joint Family Service-Vocational Adjustment Department Committee (8 January 1948); and an analysis of the preference provision with regard to occupations in the Displaced Persons Act of 1948.

 
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825 39.74 USNA Vocational Services. Monthly statistical reports for January to May 1949 1949
  

 
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826 39.90 Rabbis Committee (i.e. National Committee on Refugee Jewish Ministers), Economic Adjustment department. Monthly activity reports (placement) for 1942 1942-1943
  

 
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827 39.97 Musicians Committee (i.e. National Committee for Refugee Musicians). Reports, statistics, minutes 1938-1942
  

Includes monthly activity reports for 1940 to 1942; second annual report (Placement Committee for German and Austrian Musicians; Mark Brunswick, chair), covering September 1939 to September 1940; minutes of meeting (10 May 1939); earlier reports of the committee, including memorandum following its first meeting in June 1938; and NRS Community service release reporting on its founding, in fall 1938.

 
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828 39.142 Physicians Committee (i.e. National Committee for Resettlement of Foreign Physicians). Monthly activity reports for 1940 to 1941; applicant records 1940-1942
  

Also includes: "A program for the refugee physician" and "The émigré physician in America, 1941" (reprints from the Journal of the American Medical Association, 19 May 1939, and 29 November 1941, respectively).

 
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829 39.227 Physicians Committee. Monthly activity reports for 1939; statistical summary 1939-1943; correspondence 1939-1944
  

Includes material related to statistical reporting for the Committee; and the Committee's report on field work in 1940. Also includes printed material: flier "About refugee doctors"; "The émigré physician in American medicine," by David L. Edsall, honorary chair of the Committee (reprinted from the Journal of the American Medical Association, 23 March 1940); Exiled physicians in the United States, by Alfred E. Cohn (reprinted from the American scholar, summer 1943).

 
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830 39.323 Physicians Committee. Monthly activity reports for 1942 to 1943 1942-1944
  

 
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831 39.357 Physicians Committee. Monthly activity reports for 1944 to 1945 1944-1946
  

 
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832 39.378 Physicians Committee. Miscellaneous statistical reports; interoffice memoranda 1943-1946
  

Includes material concerning statistical reporting, blank forms, and "Displacement of American physicians by refugee doctors" (excerpt from the Congressional record, May 1944).

 
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833 39.395 NRS/USNA Physicians Committee. Monthly activity reports for 1946 1946-1947
  

 
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834 39.408 USNA Physicians Committee. Monthly activity reports for 1947 1947-1948
  

 
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835 39.441 USNA Physicians Committee. Monthly activity reports for 1948 1948-1949
  

 
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836 39.463 USNA Physicians Committee. Monthly activity reports for January to February 1949; lists of physicians and dentists (in categories such as: whether U.S. license; where graduated from school) 1947-1949
  

 
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837 39.479 USNA Physicians Committee. List of 48 non-Jewish physicians and dentists as of 22 June 1949 1949
  

 
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838 39.482 Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars 1934-1938, 1940-1942, 1944
  

Includes 1st to 8th annual reports (January 1934 to January 1942), except the 6th (1939); and list of grantees and fellows (1944).

 
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839 39.549 Committee for Refugee Education. Annual progress reports 1940-1944
  

Includes progress reports dated September 1940; 1940/1941; September 1942; September 1943; and November 1944. Also includes some handwritten notes; and a letter exchange with Maurice R. Davie (1944).

 
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840 39.585 Business and Loan. Study of refugee enterprises 1939
  

 
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841 39.594 Business and Loan. Survey and statistics on business enterprises and loan activities (January to February 1942) 1942
  

 
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842 39.611 Business and Loan. Loan survey for period October 1938 to December 1942 1943
  

 
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843 39.622 Business and Loan. Study of cases closed by Central Loan Trust in 1945 1946
  

 
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844 39.625 Business and Loan. Study of cases closed by Central Loan Trust in 1946 1947
  

 
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845 39.630 Business and Loan. Study of active loans as of December 1947, including loans repaid in 1947 1948
  

 
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846 39.641 Business and Loan. Survey and statistics on business enterprises and loan activities (January to February 1942) 1942
  

 
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Series VII: Community Relations department (2 of 3), 1942-1944

2 files
Scope and Content:

This series contains two files of the Community Relations department, concerning the lay advisory committees in general (Folder 847) and, specifically, the Employment Committee (Folder 848); for background on the lay advisory committees, and the locations of related files, please see the Scope and Content note for Series IV.

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847 39.658 Materials concerning refugee representation on departmental lay advisory committees and board of directors 1942-1944
  

Comprises correspondence, studies, lists of members and suggested members. Includes overall analysis dated February to March 1944. The advisory committees referred to are Employment; Retraining; Migration and Alien Status; and Social Adjustment.

 
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848 39.769 Employment Committee (Edwin Rosenberg, chair). Correspondence (June to November 1942), list of employers, membership lists 1942
  

Includes informational materials sent to committee members (NRS annual report for 1941; description of Employment division).

 
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Series VIII: Employment division and committees for vocational groups (scholars; medical scientists; physicians; musicians; social workers), 1934-1951

137 files
Arrangement:

This series is arranged in the following subseries:

Scope and Content:

This series comprises some of the files that relate to the NRS’s work in helping refugees find employment, including files of the Employment division of the NRS proper (subseries 1); two of the NRS-affiliated special committees for vocational groups, namely, physicians (subseries 4) and musicians (subseries 5); and three independent committees for vocational groups that received subventions from the NRS: the committees for scholars (subseries 2), medical scientists (subseries 3), and social workers (subseries 6), respectively. Administratively, these divisions or committees were all essentially separate units. However, for at least a certain period of time, around 1942 to 1943, the Employment and Retraining department was combined with the vocational committees under the rubric Economic Adjustment department. Please see the separate Scope and Content note under each subseries, for information about related files elsewhere in the collection.

Subseries 1: Employment division, 1935, 1938-1942, 1944

10 files
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains files of the Employment division, which was part of the Employment and Retraining department. An Employment department file, Folder 237, is also found in Series II (files of William Haber). The department was responsible for all aspects of employment placement, local as well as in communities throughout the country. It worked in cooperation with the Resettlement division on placements outside of New York City, and was responsible for vocational guidance and retraining. From 1939 through at least mid 1941 Nell Mann headed the department; as of mid 1944 the head was Ann Prinz. The files in this subseries contain form letters, promotional material, and resource material, as well as some miscellaneous material related to personnel matters (Folder 850, in part, and Folder 854). The subseries also includes one file of material from the Resettlement division, concerning retraining projects outside of New York City (Folder 855), and one file containing a copy of the Central Index of refugee physicians, dentists and medical scientists (Folder 856), a document produced by the Information and Statistics department, using data from both the National Committee for Resettlement of Foreign Physicians, and the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Medical Scientists.

By January 1942, the Employment and Retraining department had been brought under the same umbrella with the vocational (or professional) committees, and Business Consultation and Loan Services, to form what was from that point called the Economic Adjustment department. Reports and studies related to the department (with reference to either ‘Employment and Retraining’ or ‘Economic Adjustment’) are found in Series VI (Information and Statistics department).

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849 39.825 Employment division (Frances Stadholz, head). Form letters and promotional materials soliciting employer interest in hiring refugees circa 1939-1942
  

Also includes: Personnel department. NRS job descriptions (circa 1939), some with names of job holders.

 
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850 39.888 / 40.1 Employment division. Resource material: brochure, blank forms from the Federation Employment Service (New York and Brooklyn Federations for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies) circa 1935
  

 
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851 40.8 Employment division. Jewish Vocational Service (Chicago), News letter (May 1939; November 1940) 1939-1940
  

 
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852 40.19 ORT informational report, Paris (includes section on training of German and Austrian immigrants) 1938
  

 
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853 40.28 NRS Community service release: Migration (29 November 1940) 1940
  

 
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854 40.33 Employment division (Charmian Edlin, supervisor). Confidential performance evaluations of employees 1938-1942
  

 
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855 40.49 Resettlement division. Report on retraining projects outside of New York City 1941
  

 
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856 40.63 Information and Statistics department. Central Index of refugee physicians, dentists and medical scientists (tabulation of 4141 cases as of July 1944) 1944
  

 

Subseries 2: American Committee for Refugee Scholars, Writers, and Artists, 1944-1946

2 files
Scope and Content:

The American Committee for Refugee Scholars, Writers, and Artists was a form of successor committee to the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars, which, beginning in 1938, had received subventions from the NCC and then the NRS, through 1944.

The earlier committee, the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars (originally called the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced German Scholars), chaired by Stephen Duggan, granted stipends of one year to American institutions of higher learning for the partial support of distinguished displaced foreign scholars. Files related to this earlier Emergency Committee are found elsewhere in the collection; see Folders 58 and 233, dated 1939 (in Series II, files of William Haber); and 838, annual reports and list of grantees and fellows, 1934-1944 (in Series VI, Information and Statistics department).

When the Emergency Committee disbanded in early 1945, some of its members joined with others to form the new committee called the American Committee for Refugee Scholars, Writers, and Artists, in March 1945. The files in the present subseries relate to the founding and early activities of this new committee, which was supported by both the NRS and the American Christian Committee for Refugees. It aided refugees of the specified vocational groups in all aspects of resettlement. Sometime in 1945 it changed its name to the American Council for Émigrés in the Professions. (Under that name it continued in existence until 1979. In 1963 it absorbed the National Committee for the Resettlement of Foreign Physicians.)

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857 40.76 American Committee for Refugee Scholars, Writers, and Artists (Nelson P. Mead, chair). Minutes and correspondence (1944-1945); financial statements as of 31 December 1945 1944-1946
  

Includes statement by Joseph E. Back (January 1945) concerning the earlier Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars, as background of this new committee, begun in March 1945.

 
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858 40.147 American Committee for Refugee Scholars, Writers, and Artists. Minutes and correspondence (1945-1946); financial statements as of 31 March 1946 1945-1946
  

 

Subseries 3: Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Medical Scientists, 1939-1942, 1945

1 file
Scope and Content:

For related files, and background on this committee, please see the Scope and Content note for Series IV, subseries 8.

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859 40.183 Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Medical Scientists (Emanuel Libman, M.D., chair). Correspondence 1939-1942, 1945
  

 

Subseries 4: National Committee for Resettlement of Foreign Physicians. National correspondence, 1934-1941

56 files
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by state

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains the national correspondence of the National Committee for the Resettlement of Foreign Physicians, also known as the Physicians Committee. For related files, and background on this committee, please see the Scope and Content note for Series IV, subseries 4.

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860 40.233 Physicians Committee. Alabama 1940-1941
  

 
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861 40.237 Physicians Committee. Arizona 1940-1941
  

 
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862 40.240 Physicians Committee. Arkansas 1941
  

 
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863 40.245 Physicians Committee. California 1941
  

 
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864 40.254 Physicians Committee. Colorado 1934, 1938, 1941
  

 
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865 40.282 Physicians Committee. Connecticut 1939-1941
  

 
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866 40.312 Physicians Committee. Connecticut: New Haven. Yale School of Medicine 1934-1940
  

 
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867 40.335 Physicians Committee. Delaware 1936-1941
  

 
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868 40.356 Physicians Committee. Washington, D.C. 1936-1942
  

 
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869 40.377 Physicians Committee. Washington, D.C. George Washington University School of Medicine 1934
  

 
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870 40.380 Physicians Committee. Florida 1940-1941
  

 
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871 40.389 Physicians Committee. Georgia 1939-1941
  

 
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872 40.439 Physicians Committee. Illinois 1939-1940
  

 
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873 40.493 Physicians Committee. Illinois 1940-1942
  

 
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874 40.564 Physicians Committee. Indiana 1939-1941
  

 
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875 40.591 Physicians Committee. Iowa 1939-1941
  

 
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876 40.639 Physicians Committee. Kansas 1939-1941
  

 
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877 40.663 Physicians Committee. Kentucky 1938-1941
  

 
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878 40.715 Physicians Committee. Louisiana 1941
  

 
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879 40.725 Physicians Committee. Maine 1941
  

 
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880 40.728 Physicians Committee. Maryland 1941
  

 
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881 40.736 Physicians Committee. Massachusetts 1939-1942
  

 
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882 40.796 Physicians Committee. Massachusetts 1939-1941
  

 
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883 40.874 Physicians Committee. Massachusetts 1939-1941
  

 
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884 40.924 / 41.1 Physicians Committee. Michigan 1939-1941
  

 
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885 41.38 Physicians Committee. Minnesota 1939-1941
  

 
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886 41.86 Physicians Committee. Mississippi 1939-1941
  

 
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887 41.112 Physicians Committee. Missouri 1939-1941
  

 
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888 41.195 Physicians Committee. Montana 1940-1941
  

 
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889 41.205 Physicians Committee. Nebraska 1939-1941
  

 
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890 41.252 Physicians Committee. Nevada 1939, 1941
  

 
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891 41.255 Physicians Committee. New Hampshire 1939-1941
  

 
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892 41.281 Physicians Committee. New Jersey 1939-1941
  

 
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893 41.341 Physicians Committee. New Jersey 1939-1941
  

 
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894 41.413 Physicians Committee. New Jersey 1939-1941
  

 
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895 41.463 Physicians Committee. New Mexico 1939-1941
  

 
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896 41.482 Physicians Committee. New York (upstate) 1939-1941
  

 
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897 41.564 Physicians Committee. New York (upstate) 1939-1941
  

 
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898 41.648 Physicians Committee. New York (upstate) 1939-1941
  

 
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899 41.727 Physicians Committee. New York (upstate) 1939-1941
  

 
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900 41.812 Physicians Committee. New York (upstate) 1939-1941
  

 
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901 41.874 / 42.1 Physicians Committee. New York City: Manhattan 1939 -1941
  

Correspondence

 
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902 42.64 Physicians Committee. New York City: Manhattan 1940-1941
  

Appointment schedules, statistical reporting forms. Also includes NRS weekly statistical overviews for all departments for December 1940.

 
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903 42.180 Physicians Committee. New York City: Manhattan 1941
  

Appointment schedules. Also includes NRS weekly statistical overviews for all departments for 1941.

 
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904 42.260 Physicians Committee. New York City: Manhattan 1942
  

Appointment schedules. Also includes NRS weekly statistical overviews for all departments for 1942.

 
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905 42.363 Physicians Committee. New York City: Manhattan 1942
  

Appointment schedules. Also includes NRS weekly statistical overviews for all departments for 1942; and interoffice memorandum of Marcel Kovarsky concerning revised statistical reports (November 1942)

 
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906 42.432 Physicians Committee. New York City: Bronx 1939-1941
  

 
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907 42.486 Physicians Committee. New York City: Brooklyn 1939-1941
  

 
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908 42.570 Physicians Committee. New York: Queens and Long Island 1939-1941
  

 
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909 42.591 Physicians Committee. New York: Westchester County 1934
  

 
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910 42.597 Physicians Committee. North Carolina 1939-1941
  

 
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911 42.636 Physicians Committee. North Carolina 1939-1941
  

 
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912 42.713 Physicians Committee. North Dakota 1939-1941
  

 
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913 42.797 Physicians Committee. Ohio: Cleveland. Western Reserve University 1934
  

 
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914 42.800 Physicians Committee. West Virginia University School of Medicine 1934
  

 
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915 42.807 / 43.1 Physicians Committee. Miscellaneous correspondence 1934, 1939-1940
  

Includes correspondence with Zentralstelle für Jüdische Wirtschaftshilfe, Berlin (1934).
Also included: minutes of meeting 8 December 1939, and NRS interoffice memoranda (Hanna Ziegler, Charles H. Jordon).

 

Subseries 5: National Committee for Refugee Musicians, 1938-1941

44 files
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains approximately two thirds of the files of the Musician’s Committee, including correspondence, activity reports, statistical reports, and material related to budgetary matters. For related files, and background on this committee, please see the Scope and Content note for Series IV, subseries 5.

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916 43.24 Musicians Committee. Requests for affidavits for prospective immigrants 1938-1939
  

 
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917 43.38 Musicians Committee. Correspondence with synagogues, B'nai Brith lodges, Young Israel branches 1939-1941
  

 
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918 43.66 Musicians Committee. Placement of cantors, choir leaders, organists 1938-1939
  

Includes NRS Community service release concerning the National Committee on Refugee Jewish Ministers (30 October 1940).

 
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919 43.81 Musicians Committee. Reports, minutes 1938-1939
  

Includes reports of activities (placements; individual engagements; scholarships, including for loan and repair of instruments); minutes (10 May 1939).

 
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920 43.103 Musicians Committee. Statistical reports, interoffice memoranda 1939-1940
  

 
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921 43.139 Musicians Committee. Statistical reports, summary of activities 1939-1941
  

Also includes general NRS weekly statistical overviews for all departments; tables on immigration to the United States (1931-1940); NRS study of cases on relief in June 1941.

 
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922 43.242 Musicians Committee. Interoffice correspondence concerning budgetary matters 1939
  

Includes material on the relationship of the committee to the work of the Musicians Emergency Fund; projected budget for 1939.

 
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923 43.251 Musicians Committee. Interoffice correspondence concerning loans or grants to musicians 1938-1941
  

Includes material on the Musicians Emergency Fund.

 
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924 43.291 Musicians Committee. Correspondence, reports, receipts 1939-1941
  

Related to expenses of the Committee, as well as loans or grants to musicians

 
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925 43.333 Musicians Committee. Interoffice memoranda on office equipment and supplies 1939-1941
  

 
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926 43.361 Musicians Committee. Correspondence with cooperating agencies (including out-of-town) 1940-1941
  

 
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927 43.390 Musicians Committee. Musical clubs and societies 1940-1941
  

Includes issue of Music clubs magazine (March/April 1941)

 
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928 43.428 Musicians Committee. Correspondence with various contacts 1940-1941
  

Correspondents include music schools, social service agencies, and individuals (Arnold Schoenberg, Ernst Lothar, Hortense Monath). Also included is a list of musicians who want to immigrate but need contracts.

 
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929 43.463 Musicians Committee. Correspondence with various contacts 1940-1941
  

Correspondents are mostly organizations and firms, including the journal Musical courier. Includes News letter of the Jewish Center Lecture Bureau (August 1941), with announcement placed by the Committee.

 
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930 43.474 Musicians Committee. Correspondence on personnel matters 1941
  

 
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931 43.493 Musicians Committee. Musical program samples 1939-1940
  

Includes publicity brochure ("Europe's loss, our gain"), concert programs (fliers or typescripts), program suggestions.

 
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932 43.518 Musicians Committee. Miscellaneous interoffice memoranda of Mark Brunswick (chair) 1939-1940
  

Includes two NCC memoranda, one related to accreditation of music schools by the Department of Labor.

 
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933 43.521 Musicians Committee. Instruction 1939-1940
  

Correspondence, primarily concerning opportunities for musical training, practice (including use of piano). Also includes offer of a music scholarship; NCC memorandum on the organization of English-language conversation classes.

 
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934 43.564 Musicians Committee. Studios of Music Education (school) 1939-1940
  

Includes correspondence concerning support needed for refugee children to attend, and refugee musicians performing in programs; flier offering English classes for the foreign born.

 
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935 43.579 Musicians Committee. General correspondence 1939-1941
  

Includes a letter to Musicians' Union, Local #802; correspondence referring to the issue of union membership; preparation of a draft letter promoting refugee musicians to local communities; transcript of radio station WOR program, "I hear America singing .... Viniver Art Singers of the National Refugee Service (30 August 1941).

 
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936 43.590 Musicians Committee. Resettlement and Field Service department 1939-1940
  

Includes correspondence establishing a field worker for the southern states in area of music; and newsletter NRS field flashes (vol. 1, no. 1, 12 March 1940).

 
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937 43.618 Musicians Committee. Lists of available talent circa 1939
  

Includes brief biographies of musicians.

 
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938 43.625 Musicians Committee. Correspondence with various orchestras 1939-1941
  

 
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939 43.680 Musicians Committee. Women's Auxiliary Committee (Mrs. H. A. Guinzburg, head) 1938-1941
  

 
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940 43.752 Musicians Committee. Detroit Jewish Community Center 1939-1940
  

Comprises correspondence concerning an opening for director of the music school.

 
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941 43.766 Musicians Committee. African-American colleges and universities 1939, 1941
  

Comprises correspondence concerning possible placement of refugee musicians as teacher.

 
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942 43.780 Musicians Committee. Colleges in North and South Carolina 1939-1940
  

Pertains to openings at Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.) and Converse College School of Music (Spartanburg, S.C.).

 
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943 43.849 Musicians Committee. Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (Charlotte, North Carolina) 1938-1941
  

 
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944 43.870 Musicians Committee. Music schools (New York City; Memphis, Tennessee) 1939-1941
  

Correspondence concerning openings at three New York schools (Henry Street Settlement, David Mannes, and Chatham Square), and at an unnamed school in Memphis (through a New York contact).

 
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945 43.894 / 44.1 Musicians Committee. Columbia, South Carolina, music prospects 1939-1941
  

Includes correspondence with the Coordinating Refugee Committee of South Carolina and the Columbia Music Festival Association.

 
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946 44.74 Musicians Committee. Orchestras in Michigan, Indiana, South Carolina 1938-1939
  

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (Michigan)
Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Evansville College (Indiana)
Columbia Music Festival Association (for Columbia, South Carolina, orchestra and school)
Includes correspondence with Indiana Refugee Committee (Indianapolis) and the Coordinating Refugee Committee of South Carolina.

 
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947 44.166 Musicians Committee. Orchestras of Dallas, Dayton, Houston, Indianapolis 1938-1941
  

 
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948 44.236 Musicians Committee. Clark Brewer Teachers' Agency (Chicago, Ill.) 1939-1941
  

 
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949 44.242 Musicians Committee. New York City music schools 1938-1940
  

Mainly correspondence concerning NCC support of the music school project of Victor Beresoff (Jackson Heights, Queens); also includes: placement in Little Red School House.

 
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950 44.286 Musicians Committee. Musicians Emergency Fund's Opera Chorister School; Hessian Hills School (Croton-on-Hudson) 1939
  

Includes list of refugee singers attending the MEF-run school and Capital Loan Committee report concerning NRS grant for it.

 
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951 44.309 Musicians Committee. Orchestra and concert projects 1939-1940
  

Includes: Florida Youth Symphony Orchestra (Jacksonville); and events in Hackensack and Englewood, N.J.

 
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952 44.333 Musicians Committee. Correspondence from Celia Finkelstein with suggestions, contacts 1939
  

 
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953 44.348 Musicians Committee. Center for German and Austrian Immigrants' Art and Handicraft. Also: Friendship House 1939-1941
  

Includes correspondence and concert programs from conductor Kurt Adler in connection with both organizations.

 
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954 44.378 Musicians Committee. College music departments 1938-1940
  

Includes: New York College of Music; Vassar College; College of William and Mary; and Goddard College.

 
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955 44.480 Musicians Committee. Orchestras 1939-1941
  

 
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956 44.533 Musicians Committee. Settlement Music School (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1938-1941
  

Paumanok Academy of Music and Art (Hempstead, N.Y.), project of Kurt List

 
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957 44.644 Musicians Committee. Concert and operetta projects 1938-1940
  

Includes: Philadelphia benefit concert co-sponsored by the NRS Musicians Committee and the Musicians Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy; New Haven concert; proposed New York performances of operettas by the German and Austrian Refugee Operatic Company (project of Arthur Green and Alexander Greenwald).

 
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958 44.691 Musicians Committee. Correspondence with Kesher Zion Congregation, Reading, Pa. 1938-1940
  

Also includes: Music (Occupational information, research report no. 25), from the National Youth Administration of Illinois (October 1939).

 
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959 44.723 Musicians Committee. Varia of the Musicians Committee 1938, 1941
  

Comprises interoffice correspondence with the Children's division (1941); and concerning the Children's Village (Dobb's Ferry, New York).

 

Subseries 6: Committee for Displaced Foreign Social Workers, 1937-1951

26 files
Scope and Content:

This series contains the files of the Committee for Displaced Foreign Social Workers, including minutes, correspondence, reports, and budgetary material. Statistical reports pertaining to the committee are found in Folders 811-813 (in Series VI, Information and Statistics department). Apparently established around early 1938, this was an independent committee that received subventions from the NRS. Its purpose was to help foreign, or refugee social workers adjust to new conditions, and acquire necessary education and retraining, in order to reestablish professional standing. It served as an information center in these matters; evaluated the background of foreign social workers; and selected candidates to receive loans that could be used for tuition and living expenses. The committee was chaired at first by Maurice J. Karpf; by January 1943 Frances Taussig had become chair. Much of the material in the files is the correspondence of Lotte Marcuse, who served as secretary. The Committee was dissolved in early 1946. The only material in this subseries dating later than 1946 is a file of directories of Jewish social work agencies (Folder 985), 1946-1951, which presumably is a file of the USNA.

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960 44.726 Committee for Displaced Foreign Social Workers (CDFSW). Minutes (meetings February 1938 to April 1939), correspondence 1937-1939
  

 
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961 44.787 CDFSW. Minutes (meetings October 1939 to October 1941), correspondence 1939-1941
  

 
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962 44.894 / 45.1 CDFSW. Minutes (meetings October 1941 to September 1943), correspondence 1941-1944
  

 
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963 45.38 CDFSW. Correspondence (files of Lotte Marcuse, secretary) May 1938 - March 1939
  

 
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964 45.119 CDFSW. Correspondence March-May 1939
  

 
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965 45.210 CDFSW. Correspondence June-August 1939
  

 
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966 45.305 CDFSW. Correspondence September-December 1939
  

 
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967 45.424 CDFSW. Correspondence January-May 1940
  

Includes The compass, journal of the American Association of Social Workers, May 1940.

 
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968 45.440 CDFSW. Correspondence June-September 1940
  

 
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969 45.533 CDFSW. Correspondence October-December 1940
  

 
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970 45.605 CDFSW. Correspondence January-May 1941
  

 
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971 45.767 CDFSW. Correspondence June-July 1941
  

 
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972 45.834 / 46.1 CDFSW. Correspondence August-December 1941
  

 
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973 46.2 CDFSW. Correspondence January-April 1942
  

 
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974 46.79 CDFSW. Correspondence May 1942 - January 1943
  

Includes the annual report (1941-1942) for the American Association of Social Workers.

 
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975 46.224 CDFSW. Correspondence; minutes January 1943 - March 1944
  

Includes a statistical report on social workers granted loans by the committee 1939 to 1942; and report of the Refugee Conference arranged by the Refugee Relief Trustees at the New School for Social Research, 24 June 1943.

 
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976 46.318 CDFSW. Correspondence 1944
  

Includes minutes of the meeting of 5 June 1944; also: The compass, journal of the American Association of Social Workers, June 1944.

 
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977 46.369 CDFSW. Correspondence; minutes May 1939, March 1945 - August 1946
  

Includes minutes of the meeting of 16 May 1939 (Augusta Mayerson, secretary). Also included: "Der Rechsanwalt als Berater," by Edmund Schletter (reprint from Österreichische Anwalts-Zeitung, May 1933)

 
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978 46.419 CDFSW. Seminar on social service for refugees (New York School of Social Work, )17-28 June 1940) 1940
  

Includes correspondence, program, and minutes of the advisory committee on the refugee seminar (2 May 1940).

 
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979 46.436 CDFSW. Budget; financial reports 1939-1941
  

Includes correspondence with NRS executive director William Haber and executive assistant Arthur D. Greenleigh.

 
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980 46.461 CDFSW. Blank forms for application to the Committee; blank graduate school application forms circa 1942
  

Includes versions of forms for personal data and curriculum vitae in both English and German, and school application forms for Washington University (Department of Social Work) and St. Louis University.

 
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981 46.478 CDFSW. Report: "Refugees reported by schools of social work in October 1939" circa 1939
  

Includes biographical data on 63 refugee students at 36 schools.

 
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982 46.487 CDFSW. Correspondence, report, minutes 1942-1946
  

Includes correspondence concerning the procedures for determining the Committee's NRS budget for loans (1943); copy of the report on social workers granted loans by the committee 1939 to 1942, with memorandum from the author, A.M. Rosenbaum, Jewish Social Service Association; and minutes of meetings March to June 1943, and January 1944 to September 1945.

 
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983 46.581 CDFSW. Correspondence on various cases; miscellaneous correspondence 1940-1946
  

 
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984 46.664 CDFSW. Correspondence on various cases 1941-1946
  

 
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985 46.778 / 47.1 Directories of Jewish social work agencies 1946-1951
  

Includes directories of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds (1946/47, 1947/48, 1948/49, 1950/51) and of the Family Service Association of America (1951).

 
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Series IX: Various departments (Family Service/Resettlement; Information and Statistics; Community Relations; Migration), 1938-1945, 1947-1948

21 files
Scope and Content:

This series mainly contains files of the Family Service department and the Information and Statistics department. Only two files fall into other categories: Folder 986 concerns the Family Service Committee, one of the lay advisory committees that were overseen by the Community Relations department (background on the advisory committees is given in the Scope and Content note for Series IV). For related material on the Family Service Committee, see especially Folder 450 (in Series IV), as well as a report in Folder 727 (Series VI, Information and Statistics). Folder 991 is a file of the Migration department containing correspondence with the Oakland Jewish Federation in California. Other files of the Migration department are found in Series V.

For background on the Information and Statistics department and the locations of other files, see the Scope and Content note for Series VI. Of the department's files in the present series, Folders 992-997 contain statistical reports and correspondence related to the Westchester County Coordinating Committee for Emigrés, an independent agency serving Westchester County, upstate New York, that received subventions from the NRS. (For related material, see Folder 167, in Series II, files of William Haber.) Other Information and Statistics department files in the present series, Folders 1001-1006, concern resettlement activities.

The new Family Service department, formed around fall 1941 (Folders 987-989), was directed by Dorothy C. Kahn, who joined the NRS at that time (see NRS Community bulletin, vol. 2, no. 11, November 1941); later, beginning in October 1944, under a different organizational structure, Sanford Sherman led Family Service. The Family Service department represented a merging and reorganization of the existing departments of Relief and Service, and Central Intake. The Relief and Service – or, from this point, Family Service – department gave both temporary relief and casework service to refugees, and assisted them in making adjustments to American life, in cooperation with other departments, including the Social and Cultural Adjustment division (Series III), and the Resettlement division. Central Intake was a point of central reception where information was disseminated in response to inquiries, and where clients coming to the NRS were initially interviewed to discover what services they required, and then referred to the appropriate department (Migration, Resettlement, or Relief and Service).

Files related to the predecessor department, Relief and Service, headed by Hanna Ziegler (from 1939 through November 1941), are found among the files of William Haber (Series II), Folders 62-66. Reports and studies related to the department (with reference to either ‘Relief and Service’ or ‘Family Service’) are found in Series VI (Information and Statistics department). Other relevant files include: Folders 492, 565, and 601 (in Series V, Migration department); Folder 417 (Musicians Committee); and Folder 427 (minutes of a joint departmental meeting with Economic Adjustment).

The Family Service department eventually also included the Resettlement division (concerning that division, see the Scope and Content note for Series V, which contains earlier material of the Resettlement division, in Folder 650). Of the Family Service department files in the present series, Folders 990 and 998-1001, concern the Resettlement division.

Beginning in January 1943, pursuant to a simplifying and tightening of the organizational structure of the NRS, Family Service was merged with the Economic Adjustment department, which provided employment-related services (see the Scope and Content note for Series VIII, subseries 1). The newly merged Family Service and Economic Adjustment department, headed by Dorothy C. Kahn, was responsible for a full range of direct services to refugees, including the following units or divisions: Intake; Undercare; Children’s; Home Economics and Medical; Resettlement; Employment; Retraining; Physicians; Business Consultation and Loan. The term 'undercare' referred to ongoing relief cases (those 'under care'), i.e. families and individuals for whom the agency, on a preliminary basis, assumed responsibility for further consideration and treatment, in contrast to incidental, short-term service (according to a definition of terms found in Folder 709).

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986 47.31 Community Relations department. Family Service Committee (Herman W. Block, chair). Minutes of first meeting (28 October 1942) and other material October-December 1942
  

 
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987 47.89 Family Service department (Dorothy Kahn, director). Minutes of supervisors' meetings (November 1941 to December 1942) 1941-1942
  

Also includes reports of the steering committee of the agency-wide Joint Supervisory Group (December 1941 to January 1942).

 
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988 47.211 Agency-wide Joint Supervisory Group. Minutes of meetings (January 1943 to June 1944) 1943-1944
  

Also includes minutes of the Family Service department supervisors' meetings (February-March 1943).

 
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989 47.259 Family Service department. Staff Participation Committee 1943-1945, 1947
  

Includes memorandum on the agency-wide Staff Participation Committee meeting on 24 March 1943 ("All-Day Conference).
Also includes one USNA memorandum (January 1947) pertaining to an agency-wide committee to plan staff meetings.

 
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990 47.270 Resettlement division (of the Family Service department) 1942-1943
  

Includes report of resettlement activities for year 1943. Some materials pertain to resettlement consultant Dorothy Spielberg; the reorganization of the division; general resettlement issues; resettlement publicity; as well as specific resettlement opportunities.

 
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991 47.381 Migration department. Oakland Jewish Federation (Calif.; Harry J. Sapper, executive director). Correspondence 1941-1944
  

 
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992 47.431 Information and Statistics department. Westchester County Coordinating Committee for Emigrés. Correspondence; statistical reports of the Westchester treasurer and secretary 1938-1944
  

 
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993 47.446 Information and Statistics department. Westchester County Coordinating Committee for Emigrés. Monthly statistical reports for 1941 1941-1942
  

 
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994 47.477 Information and Statistics department. Westchester County Coordinating Committee for Emigrés. Monthly statistical reports for 1942 to November 1943; various overviews (1939-1943) 1942-1943
  

Includes NRS memorandum by Dorothy F. Tate on the Westchester Committee's methods of statistical reporting (November 1943).

 
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995 47.523 Information and Statistics department. Westchester County Coordinating Committee for Emigrés. Monthly statistical reports for 1944 to November 1945 1944-1945
  

Includes reports from the Westchester secretary and treasurer (April 1944), with statistical overview October 1942 to April 1944, and accompanying narrative.

 
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996 47.544 USNA Research and Statistics department. Westchester County Coordinating Committee for Emigrés. Client service reports for April to December 1947 1947-1948
  

 
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997 47.549 USNA Research and Statistics department. Westchester County Coordinating Committee for Emigrés. Client service reports for January to September 1948 1948
  

Includes statistical overview March 1946 to March 1948.

 
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998 47.555 Resettlement division (of the Family Service department). New Jersey material 1942-1943
  

Mainly concerns the dissolution at the end of May 1943 of the Émigré Services Bureau of New Jersey (Newark; Alfred Chalk, director). Includes statistical overview of refugees resettled in cities and towns in New Jersey 1937 to 1942.

 
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999 47.595 Resettlement division (of the Family Service department). Permissions to leave New York 1942
  

Comprises the case files of three families potentially to be resettled in Massachusetts or Ohio, under cover of memorandum from Robert Dolins to Dorothy Kahn (January 1942) indicating that these case are being regarded as test sample, with the families needing to obtain permission from the office of the district attorney in order to leave New York.

 
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1000 47.602 / 48.1 Resettlement division (of the Family Service department). Correspondence with out-of-town communties about job opportunities and resettlement 1941-1943
  

Includes minutes of administrative meeting, department of Economic Adjustment and Family Service (2 February 1943), concerning relations with Federation agencies (the Jewish Social Service Association and the Jewish Family Welfare Service), with analysis of cases that had either been referred to or considered for referral to those agencies.
Only one item dates from 1941: a memorandum of Robert Dolins (1 August 1941) concerning coordination between the Resettlement department and the Physicians Committee.

 
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1001 48.27 Information and Statistics department. Resettlement statistical reports; procedures for recording statistics; analyses of resettlement issues 1939-1944
  

Includes: study of resettled cases (NCC; 11 May 1939); sample study of 457 cases considered by the Resettlement Review Committee as of 11 June 1941; statistics on referrals to other Jewish family service agencies for 1941; memorandum of Stella E. Baruch to Arthur D. Greenleigh (2 May 1941) outlining steps that had been taken to increase resettlement; memorandum of executive director Albert Abrahamson (3 September 1941) concerning policies on resettlement, following completion of a study by the Committee for the Review of Resettlement Classification; confidential report: "Problems in the distribution of the Jewish refugee population in the United States" (11 November 1941).

 
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1002 48.202 Information and Statistics department. State and community reports on resettlement, 1937 to 1942; correspondence with out-of-town communities 1939-1943
  

Includes lists of resettlement cases.

 
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1003 48.280 Information and Statistics department. Resettlement statistics by community and district, 1937 to March 1942 1941-1942
  

Includes charts of resettlement cancellations, returns, transfers for 1941; resettlement by type of placements, by age, by size of family, for 1941, 1942.

 
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1004 48.362 Information and Statistics department. Monthly statistical reports on resettlement by community, district and region for 1940 1940-1941
  

 
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1005 48.403 Information and Statistics department. Monthly statistical reports on resettlement by community, district and region for 1941 1941-1942
  

 
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1006 48.458 Information and Statistics department. Resettlement cancellations 1939-1940
  

Includes statistics for 1939, 1940; two studies of cancellations in 1939; lists of clients who cancelled resettlement plans January to June 1941.

 
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Series X: Community Relations department (3 of 3), 1941-1948

22 files
Arrangement:

This series is arranged in the following subseries:

Scope and Content:

This series contains additional files of the Community Relations department. For an overview of this department and the locations of related files, please see the Scope and Content note for Series IV.

Subseries 1: Community Relations Committee, 1941-1942

2 files
Scope and Content:

The files in this subseries relate to the Community Relations Committee, chaired by NRS president William Rosenwald, an advisory committee responsible for the initial development of the community relations program of the NRS. Related material is found in Folder 1035, Subseries 3. Folder 1008 also contains a report related to other lay advisory committees.

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1007 48.480 Community Relations Committee (William Rosenwald, chair). Minutes of meeting of 28 September 1942; correspondence with committee members; reports 1941-1942
  

Includes statement on the background of the Community Relations Program (fall 1941); and Ephraim R. Gomberg's report on the program for fall 1941 to spring 1942.

 
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1008 48.498 Community Relations Committee. Correspondence with or concerning prospective or continuing members; Ann S. Petluck's report on the activities of the out-of-town departmental lay committees (December 1942) 1942
  

 

Subseries 2: Information division, including Speakers Bureau, 1941-1945

20 files
Scope and Content:

These files of the Information division, working in conjunction with the Community Relations department, contain records about mailings; copies of promotional materials; and files on the Speakers Bureau, including schedules of out-of-town meetings, especially related to the United Jewish Appeal. Related materials are found in Series XI, subseries 4.

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1009 48.527 Information division. Mailings April - July 1941
  

Comprises form letters (appeals, memoranda), with details about the group of recipients who received the mailing, and lists and/or copies of enclosures. Includes memorandum summarizing the proceedings of the NRS annual meeting, 24-25 May 1941, and lists of materials mailed to board members in connection with the meeting.

 
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1010 48.575 Information division. Mailings, promotional material August - November 1941
  

Comprises form letters with details about recipients, as well as copies of news releases, speeches, articles, promotional materials. Includes program and summary of proceedings of the NRS-sponsored conference on the refugee problem, 18-19 October 1941.

 
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1011 48.644 Information division. Campaign material circa 1941
  

Includes 1941 Campaign speakers manual, and other materials related to fundraising for the United Jewish Appeal; NRS budget and annual report for 1941; NRS fliers and brochures, including one in Yiddish.

 
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1012 48.755 Speakers Bureau. Speakers cards, some with engagements noted 1942-1944
  

 
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1013 48.857 Speakers Bureau. Reports on completed meetings/events where speakers were engaged (nationwide); interoffice memoranda 1941-1943
  

 
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1014 48.891 Speakers Bureau. Supplementary schedules of campaign meetings 1941
  

Pertains to meetings for United Jewish Appeal and Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds.

 
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1015 49.1 Speakers Bureau. American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee schedules of meetings 1941-1943
  

Includes report on meetings held fall 1941

 
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1016 49.36 Speakers Bureau. United Jewish Appeal schedules of meetings 1942
  

Also includes NRS Speakers Bureau lists of meetings for fall 1942.

 
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1017 49.75 Speakers Bureau. NRS schedules of meetings in out-of-town communities; reports on completed meetings 1942-1944
  

Also includes monthly convention calendars of Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds.

 
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1018 49.159 Speakers Bureau. NRS schedules of meetings in out-of-town communities 1943
  

 
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1019 49.184 Speakers Bureau. General correspondence concerning meetings 1943-1944
  

Includes digests on the communities of New Haven, Connecticut; Baltimore, Maryland; and Washington, D.C. (December 1943)

 
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1020 49.222 Speakers Bureau. Letter to Sholem Asch from Ephraim R. Gomberg, concerning changes inserted in an English translation of his story "Katie Stieglitz" (24 November 1942), with enclosed typescript of the revised translation 1942
  

 
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1021 49.228 Speakers Bureau. Lists of speakers; completed speaker report forms 1943-1944
  

Includes speakers/events in New York City as well as out-of-town.

 
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1022 49.280 Speakers Bureau. Correspondence concerning meetings and speakers; reports on completed meetings 1943-1945
  

 
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1023 49.372 Speakers Bureau. United Jewish Appeal schedules of meetings 1944-1945
  

 
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1024 49.425 Speakers Bureau. Information on speakers 1943-1944
  

Mainly brochures, fliers; also interoffice memoranda.

 
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1025 49.528 Speakers Bureau. American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee schedules of meetings 1944-1945
  

 
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1026 49.537 Speakers Bureau. Speaker: Ruth Bryan Owen. Brochures, clippings, reports on meetings 1943
  

 
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1027 49.562 Speakers Bureau. Speakers. Biographical notes 1942-1944
  

Includes notes on a number of NRS staff and board members.

 
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1028 49.633 Speakers Bureau. Miscellaneous correspondence concerning meetings 1944-1945
  

 

Subseries 3: Field Service division, 1941-1947

9 files
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains itineraries and miscellaneous correspondence of the Field Service staff; activity and statistical reports on field visits; and minutes of meetings of the field staff (Folder 1036) or the Community Relations department (Folder 1037). The Field Service staff made field visits to cooperating local communities throughout the country. By direct contact and through local, state, and regional conferences, the field representatives interpreted the work of the NRS and assured cooperation in the resettlement of refugees. The state-by-state national correspondence of the NRS, found in Series X, subseries 4, is closely related to the Field Service division, and includes field reports produced by staff following their visits and contacts with the local communities.

For much of the history of the NRS, the Field Service division was paired with Resettlement division under the rubric Resettlement and Field Service department. For a time, however, around 1942 to 1943, when the Resettlement division was integrated into the Family Service department, the Field Service division became a division of the Community Relations department, under Ephraim R. Gomberg (see Scope and Content note for Series IV).

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1029 49.639 Itineraries 1945
  

 
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1030 49.643 Itineraries; field staff regional assignments 1946
  

 
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1031 49.650 Field staff statistics. Activity in/out of office; states and communities visited July 1943 to October 1944 1942, 1944
  

 
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1032 49.689 Field staff statistics. States and communities visited September 1941 to July 1942 1941-1942
  

 
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1033 49.695 Miscellaneous correspondence concerning field visits 1945
  

 
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1034 49.725 Miscellaneous 1946
  

Mainly comprises correspondence with Sanford M. Treguboff, field representative, Western Regional office (based in San Francisco), from March to July 1946; also includes miscellaneous Field Service expense reports.

 
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1035 49.766 Field staff statistics and other material 1941-1944
  

Mostly statisitical material: field staff statistics, with states and communities visited, for 1943 and fall 1941; report on number of Jewish immigrants and number of stateless refugees admitted to the United States since 1933 (11 November 1942). Also includes a preliminary statement on the objectives and guiding principles of the Community Relations Program related to the meeting of the Community Relations Committee on 15 June 1942.

 
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1036 49.805 Field staff statistics and other material 1942-1945
  

Includes: immigration statistics as of 1944; field staff statistics for 1941 to 1944, with states and communities visited for 1942 to 1944; minutes of meeting with field staff on 14 January 1944, concerning statistical reports from communities.

 
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1037 49.830 NRS/USNA field staff statistics and other material 1944-1947
  

Includes field staff statistics, giving communities visited in 1944, 1946, and 1947, and other statistics (on resettlement and relief cases in out-of-town communities, 1947; various immigration statistics).
Also: report on a meeting concerning relationship between the Community Relations department and the Statistics division (23 June 1944); field report by Harry Blank on New England regional conference held in Hartford, 24 and 25 November 1946; and material related to congressional hearings on immigration in June 1947.

 

Subseries 4: National correspondence, field reports, 1939-1948

238 files
Arrangement:

These files are arranged alphabetically by state. Within the files for any given state, there are sometimes files specifying certain major cities, and other files labeled 'various cities.' Please be aware that these city-level groupings are usually not consistent, in that files labeled for specific cities usually do not contain all of the material for the specified city; additional items related to the same cities might also be found in folders labeled 'various cities.'

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains files on the NRS’s interactions and relationships with cooperating committees and communal organizations throughout the United States. Included are reports of the Field Service staff (see subseries 3), and other NRS representatives, on visits to communities; reports, publications, and clippings by or concerning community groups; correspondence on general immigration, refugee, and resettlement issues, as well as on individual refugee cases; and correspondence and materials related to meetings or conferences in the region in which NRS personnel participated.

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1038 49.893 / 50.1 Alabama 1940-1946
  

 
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1039 50.38 Alabama 1939-1947
  

 
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1040 50.169 Arizona 1940-1946
  

 
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1041 50.209 Arkansas 1940-1947
  

 
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1042 50.259 California. Various cities 1941
  

 
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1043 50.295 California. Various cities 1942-1948
  

 
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1044 50.363 California. Various cities 1945-1946
  

 
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1045 50.397 California. Field reports by Arthur Fishzohn on visits in San Diego and San Francisco 1941
  

 
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1046 50.409 California. California meetings and conferences 1941
  

Includes materials related to the Western States Regional Conference of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds in San Jose in March 1941, including lists of persons who attended, and the field report of Arthur Fishzohn.

 
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1047 50.481 California. Report of the Los Angeles Émigré Service Committee, of the Federation of Jewish Welfare Organizations, Los Angeles, for October 1940 1940
  

The report pertains to the Jewish Social Service Bureau, and the Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles.

 
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1048 50.486 California. Los Angeles January-August 1940
  

 
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1049 50.572 California. Los Angeles September-December 1940
  

 
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1050 50.650 California. Los Angeles and San Francisco retraining projects 1941
  

 
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1051 50.661 California. Los Angeles; San Francisco 1941
  

 
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1052 50.757 California. Los Angeles 1942
  

Includes report of testimony of Carey McWilliams, chief, Division of Immigration and Housing of California, before the Tolan Committee (Select House Committee Investigating National Defense Migration) on 7 March 1942, in Los Angeles.

 
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1053 50.837 California. Los Angeles 1943
  

 
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1054 50.870 California. Los Angeles 1944
  

Includes NRS special information bulletin, no. 33 (7 March 1944).

 
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1055 50.892 / 51.1 California. Los Angeles 1944-1945
  

 
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1056 51.35 California. Los Angeles 1945-1946
  

 
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1057 51.107 California. Los Angeles. Vacancies to be filled; resettlement conference (18 May 1941); ship Montevideo Maru 1940-1941
  

Includes copy of personnel practices and intake policy; and a report by the Council of Jewish Women of Los Angeles on services provided to passengers aboard the Japanese ship Montevideo Maru, en route to South America, while it was docked in Los Angeles, in December 1940, with list of passengers.

 
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1058 51.127 California. Oakland (1945-1947); Sacramento (1941); San Diego (1945) 1941-1947
  

Includes letter from USNA to various West Coast communities about the establishment of a resettlement office in San Francisco (20 March 1947).

 
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1059 51.167 California. San Francisco January-June 1940
  

A few items pertain to a reimbursement request from San Diego.

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1060 51.224 California. San Francisco July-October 1940
  

Includes a copy of a speech given by NRS executive director William Haber in Salt Lake City, 14 April 1940.

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1061 51.296 California. San Francisco November-December 1940
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1062 51.374 California. San Francisco December 1940 - June 1941
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1063 51.453 California. San Francisco July-December 1941
  

 
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1064 51.493 California. San Francisco. Port-of-entry work statistics (June 1940 to December 1941) 1942
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1065 51.495 California. San Francisco 1942
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1066 51.598 California. San Francisco 1943-1944
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1067 51.621 California. San Francisco 1945
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1068 51.680 California. San Francisco 1944-1945
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1069 51.733 California. San Francisco 1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1070 51.786 California. San Francisco 1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1071 51.799 California. San Francisco. National Council of Jewish Women dock work (correspondence from NRS field representative Arthur Fishzohn) 1941
  

 
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1072 51.806 California. San Francisco. Special cases 1941
  

 
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1073 51.859 California. San Francisco. Employment 1941
  

 
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1074 51.861 California. San Francisco. Meeting of National Convention of Temple Sisterhoods, 20 May 1941, concerning David Tannenbaum's address 1941
  

 
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1075 51.875 California. San Francisco. American Red Cross 1941
  

 
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1076 51.875 Colorado 1940-1944
  

 
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1077 51.897/ 52.1 Colorado 1944-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1078 52.24 Colorado 1944-1946
  

 
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1079 52.44 Connecticut. Various cities 1945-1946
  

 
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1080 52.64 Connecticut. Various cities 1945-1946
  

 
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1081 52.192 Connecticut. Bridgeport 1945-1946
  

 
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1082 52.210 Connecticut. Hartford 1945-1946
  

 
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1083 52.259 Connecticut. New Haven 1945-1946
  

 
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1084 52.275 Delaware 1940-1942, 1945
  

 
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1085 52.288 Washington, D.C. 1944-1946
  

 
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1086 52.368 Washington, D.C. 1945-1946
  

 
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1087 52.410 Florida. Various cities 1940-1941
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1088 52.431 Florida. Various cities 1941-1943
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1089 52.466 Florida. Various cities. / Also: Georgia. Columbus. 1944-1946
  

Some material, including a field report, pertains to Columbus, Georgia (1945).

 
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1090 52.629 Florida. Various cities 1945-1946
  

 
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1091 52.654 Florida. Jacksonville 1945-1946
  

 
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1092 52.670 Florida. Miami 1945-1946
  

 
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1093 52.688 Georgia. Farm School and Resettlement Bureau (Atlanta) 1941
  

 
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1094 52.697 Georgia. Various cities 1940
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1095 52.725 Georgia. Various cities 1941
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1096 52.757 Georgia. Various cities 1942-1943
  

 
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1097 52.765 Georgia. Various cities 1945-1946
  

 
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1098 52.833 Georgia. Various cities 1945-1946
  

 
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1099 52.855 Georgia. Atlanta, Augusta 1945-1946
  

 
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1100 52.873 Idaho 1939-1940, 1945-1946
  

 
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1101 52.907 / 53.1 Illinois. Various cities 1940
  

 
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1102 53.46 Illinois. Various cities 1941
  

 
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1103 53.137 Illinois. Various cities 1942
  

 
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1104 53.194 Illinois. Various cities 1943
  

 
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1105 53.215 Illinois. Various cities 1944
  

 
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1106 53.236 Illinois. Various cities 1945-1946
  

 
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1107 53.360 Illinois. Various cities 1946
  

 
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1108 53.436 Illinois. Chicago. Report: "A study of Jewish immigration and naturalization services in Chicago," by Esther Beckenstein (November 1943); study conducted by the Jewish Charities of Chicago, at the request of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society of Chicago and the Service to Foreign Born of the National Council of Jewish Women 1943
  

 
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1109 53.469 Illinois. Chicago 1945-1946
  

Comprises correspondence with the Jewish Social Service Bureau of Chicago, and the National Council of Jewish Women, department of Service to the Foreign Born.

 
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1110 53.473 Illinois. Chicago 1945-1946
  

 
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1111 53.509 Illinois. National Council of Jewish Women, department of Service to the Foreign Born 1945-1946
  

 
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1112 53.537 Indiana. Various cities 1940
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1113 53.553 Indiana. Various cities 1941
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1114 53.581 Indiana. Various cities 1942-1943
  

 
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1115 53.595 Indiana. Various cities 1944-1945
  

 
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1116 53.668 Indiana. Various cities 1945-1946
  

 
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1117 53.711 Indiana. Various cities 1942, 1945-1946
  

 
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1118 53.751 Indiana. Indianapolis 1945-1946
  

 
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1119 53.775 Iowa 1940-1942
  

 
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1120 53.790 Iowa 1944-1945
  

 
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1121 53.827 Iowa 1945-1946
  

 
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1122 53.859 Kansas 1940-1942
  

 
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1123 53.870 Kansas 1945-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1124 53.897 Kentucky 1940
  

 
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1125 53.910 / 54.1 Kentucky 1941-1943
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1126 54.20 Kentucky 1945
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1127 54.57 Kentucky 1946
  

 
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1128 54.63 Louisiana 1940
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1129 54.85 Louisiana 1941
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1130 54.102 Louisiana 1942, 1945-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1131 54.132 Louisiana. Also: Tennessee. Memphis 1939-1942, 1945
  

Includes one item related to Tennessee: a field report by Louis Berdansky for a visit to Memphis (December 1939).

 
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1132 54.246 Maine 1940-1943
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1133 54.276 Maine 1945
  

 
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1134 54.286 Maine 1945-1946
  

 
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1135 54.317 Maryland. Various cities 1940
  

 
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1136 54.361 Maryland. Various cities 1940-1941
  

 
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1137 54.386 Maryland. Various cities 1942-1944
  

 
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1138 54.422 Maryland. Various cities 1945-1946
  

 
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1139 54.470 Maryland. Various cities 1945-1946
  

 
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1140 54.485 Maryland. Baltimore 1945-1946
  

 
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1141 54.513 Maryland. Ner Israel Rabbinical College (Baltimore) 1939-1942
  

 
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1142 54.535 Massachusetts. Various cities 1939-1940
  

 
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1143 54.599 Massachusetts. Various cities 1941-1943
  

 
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1144 54.680 Massachusetts. Various cities 1945-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1145 54.800 Massachusetts. Retraining 1941
  

 
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1146 54.813 Massachusetts. Various cities 1945-1946
  

 
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1147 54.881 Massachusetts. Boston 1945-1948
  

 
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1148 54.908 / 55.1 Michigan. Various cities 1939-1940
  

 
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1149 55.119 Michigan. Various cities 1940-1941
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1150 55.172 Michigan. Various cities 1941-1944
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1151 55.211 Michigan. Various cities 1945
  

Includes an article,"The outlook for post-war immigration," prepared by NRS staff at the request of executive director Joseph E. Beck and published by the Jewish Welfare Federation of Detroit, in the April 1945 issue of its Jewish news.

 
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1152 55.244 Michigan. Various cities 1945
  

Includes a biographical sketch of Ephraim R. Gomberg, NRS director of Community Relations.

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1153 55.325 Minnesota. Various cities 1945
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1154 55.370 Michigan. Various cities 1945-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1155 55.403 Michigan. Detroit 1945-1946
  

 
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1156 55.488 Minnesota. Various cities 1940-1944
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1157 55.561 Minnesota. Various cities 1945-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1158 55.575 Minnesota. Various cities 1945
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1159 55.654 Minnesota. Various cities 1940, 1945-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1160 55.662 Minnesota. Minneapolis 1945-1946
  

(Note: See other Minnesota files, Folders # 1232-1234.)

 
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1161 55.696 Minnesota. St. Paul 1940, 1945-1946
  

(Note: See other Minnesota files, Folders # 1232-1234.)

 
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1162 55.724 Mississippi 1940-1942
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1163 55.730 Mississippi 1940-1946
  

 
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1164 55.761 Missouri. Various cities 1940
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1165 55.843 Missouri. Various cities 1941
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1166 55.879 [also: 60.1-26] Missouri. Various cities 1942-1944
  

Note: For the re-take of some illegible frames at end of microfilm reel #55, please see microfilm reel #60.

 
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1167 56.1 [also: 60.27-31] Missouri. Various cities 1945
  

Note: For the re-take of some illegible frames at end of microfilm reel #55, please see microfilm reel #60.

 
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1168 56.101 Missouri. Various cities 1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1169 56.119 Missouri. Various cities 1945-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1170 56.124 Missouri. Kansas City 1945-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1171 56.156 Missouri. St. Louis 1945-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1172 56.205 Montana 1945
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1173 56.210 Nebraska 1940-1942
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1174 56.235 Nebraska 1945-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1175 56.259 Nevada 1940-1941
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1176 56.262 New Hampshire 1940-1947
  

 
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1177 56.289 New Jersey. Various cities 1940
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1178 56.353 New Jersey. Various cities 1941
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1179 56.388 New Jersey. Various cities 1942
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1180 56.427 New Jersey. Various cities 1943-1944
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1181 56.452 New Jersey. Various cities 1945
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1182 56.531 New Jersey. Various cities 1945
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1183 56.649 New Jersey. Field reports 1945
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1184 56.682 New Jersey. Various cities 1945-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1185 56.777 New Jersey. Various cities 1939-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1186 56.865 New Jersey. Meetings 1941
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1187 56.872 / 57.1 New Jersey. College of Paterson 1939-1940
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1188 57.1 New Mexico 1940-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1189 57.15 New York City 1944-1946
  

Mainly correspondence of Ephraim R. Gomberg (Community Relations department).

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1190 57.127 New York (upstate) 1941
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1191 57.135 New York (upstate) 1940
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1192 57.222 New York (upstate) 1941
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1193 57.299 New York (upstate) 1942
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1194 57.355 New York (upstate) 1943-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1195 57.390 New York (upstate) 1945-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1196 57.441 New York (upstate) 1945-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1197 57.487 New York (upstate) 1943-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1198 57.702 New York (upstate and Long Island) 1945-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1199 57.801 New York (upstate) 1945-1948
  

 
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1200 57.873 North Carolina 1940-1942
  

 
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1201 57.890 / 58.1 North Carolina (1945-1947); North Dakota (1945) 1945-1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1202 58.62 North Carolina 1945-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1203 58.88 North Dakota 1941, 1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1204 58.91 Ohio. Various cities 1939-1940
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1205 58.204 Ohio. Various cities 1941
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1206 58.262 Ohio. Various cities 1942
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1207 58.350 Ohio. Various cities 1943
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1208 58.387 Ohio. Various cities 1944
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1209 58.414 Ohio. Various cities 1944-1945
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1210 58.570 Ohio. Various cities 1944-1945
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1211 58.608 Ohio. Various cities 1941
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1212 58.616 Ohio. Various cities 1945-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1213 58.664 Ohio. Cincinnati 1941, 1944-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1214 58.711 Ohio. Cleveland 1945-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1215 58.841 Ohio. Various cities 1943-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1216 58.878 Oklahoma 1940-1943
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1217 58.897 / 59.1 Oklahoma 1945, 1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1218 59.101 Oklahoma 1945-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1219 59.126 Oregon 1940-1941
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1220 59.181 Oregon 1941-1943
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1221 59.212 Oregon 1945-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1222 59.255 Pennsylvania 1940
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1223 59.423 Pennsylvania 1941
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1224 59.525 Pennsylvania 1942
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1225 59.612 Pennsylvania 1943
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1226 59.643 Pennsylvania 1944
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1227 59.684 Pennsylvania 1945
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1228 59.717 Pennsylvania 1945
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1229 59.844 Pennsylvania 1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1230 59.853 / 60.1 Pennsylvania 1942-1946
  

 
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1231 60.111 Pennsylvania 1940-1941, 1945-1946
  

 
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1232 60.190 Minnesota. Duluth 1940-1941, 1943
  

 
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1233 60.215 Minnesota. Various cities 1940-1944
  

 
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1234 60.285 Minnesota. St. Paul 1940-1944
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1235 60.351 Various states and cities. Correspondence concerning the United Jewish Appeal campaign (William Rosenwald, national chair) 1947
  

 
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1236 60.376 Utah and Wyoming 1945
  

 
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1237 60.381 Washington, D.C. 1944-1946
  

 
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1238 60.420 Texas. Corpus Christi 1940, 1945-1946
  

 
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1239 60.436 Texas. Dallas 1940-1941, 1945-1946
  

 
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1240 60.471 Texas. El Paso 1945-1946
  

 
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1241 60.478 Texas. Fort Worth 1945-1946
  

 
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1242 60.485 Texas. Galveston (1939-1947) and Marshall (1945) 1939-1947
  

 
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1243 60.507 Texas. Houston 1945-1946
  

 
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1244 60.535 Texas. San Antonio 1945
  

 
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1245 60.548 Texas. Waco 1945, 1947
  

 
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1246 60.557 Utah. Salt Lake City 1940-1946
  

 
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1247 60.598 Vermont 1945-1946
  

 
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1248 60.610 Virginia. Various cities 1939-1943
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1249 60.661 Virginia. Various cities 1945
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1250 60.720 Virginia. Various cities 1946-1947
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1251 60.730 Virginia. Norfolk 1944-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1252 60.736 Washington. Seattle 1941
  

 
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1253 60.744 Washington. Various cities 1940
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1254 60.842 Washington. Seattle 1941
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1255 60.872 Washington. Various cities 1941-1946
  

 
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1256 60.900 Wyoming 1940, 1945
  

 
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1257 60.906 / 61.1 Wisconsin. Milwaukee 1945-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1258 61.9 Washington, D.C. (including general communications with governmental departments) 1940
  

Includes a memorandum by Cecilia Razovsky addressed to the Department of Justice, requesting that consideration be given to the possibility of aliens on temporary visas being granted permission to accept employment or enter into business during their stay (9 December 1940).

 
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1259 61.123 Washington, D.C. (including general communications with governmental departments) 1941
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1260 61.205 Washington, D.C. (including general communications with governmental departments) 1942
  

 
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1261 61.282 Washington, D.C. (including general communications with governmental departments) 1943
  

 
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1262 61.292 New Jersey. Atlantic City 1951
  

USNA report of verification of arrival and residence of settled persons for Atlantic City for the month of April 1951.

 
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1263 61.295 Texas. Various cities 1945-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1264 61.403 Texas. Various cities 1945
  

 
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1265 61.478 Texas. Various cities 1945-1946
  

 
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1266 61.565 Virginia. Richmond 1945-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1267 61.572 Virginia. Various cities 1945-1946
  

 
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1268 61.599 Washington. Seattle 1945-1946
  

 
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1269 61.611 Washington. Various cities 1939, 1944-1946
  

 
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1270 61.717 West Virginia 1940-1946
  

 
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1271 61.786 Wisconsin. Various cities 1940
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1272 61.828 Wisconsin. Various cities 1941-1943
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1273 61.894 / 62.1 Wisconsin. Various cities 1945-1946
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1274 62.16 Wisconsin. Various cities 1940, 1945
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1275 62.68 Wisconsin. Various cities 1945
  

 
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Series XI: Information and Statistics department (2 of 2), with inclusion of files of the NRS executive; the Community Relations department; and the National Council of Jewish Women, 1938-1949

44 files
Arrangement:

This series is arranged in the following subseries:

Scope and Content:

This series draws together two subseries of files of the Information and Statistics department, subseries 1 and subseries 5, which together comprise the second of two major groupings of the department’s files. For background on the department, and the locations of related files, please see the Scope and Content note for Series VI, where the other concentration of files is found. The files in the present series mostly comprise statistical reports and studies relating to various organizations that were engaged in refugeee or social welfare work relevant to the activities of the NRS. The intervening files, in subseries 2 to 4, fall into other categories - please see the separate Scope and Content notes for those subseries.

Subseries 1: Information and Statistics department, 1938-1949

23 files
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1276 62.92 New York State Conference on Social Work 1943
  

Report and notes of NRS staff in the Statistics division as well as the Personnel department who attended the conference in November 1943

 
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1277 62.110 National Conference on Social Work: address by Cawley Rawley 1948
  

Typescript of Rawley's address "Adjustment of Jewish displaced persons in a local American community," delivered before the conference on 21 April 1948; circulated among USNA staff

 
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1278 62.114 Alien roster of scientific and specialized personnel 1942-1943
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1279 62.135 Jewish Occupational Council 1939-1947
  

Includes statistical reports on employment counseling and placement by Jewish employment or vocational agencies.

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1280 62.185 Jewish Occupational Council 1941
  

Includes statistical reports on employment counseling and placement by Jewish employment or vocational agencies.

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1281 62.200 Study on requests for location of relatives of immigrants 1945
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1282 62.202 Jewish Social Service Association 1940
  

Monthly requests of the JSSA to the NRS for reimbursement for NRS clients to whom JSSA had disbursed relief

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1283 62.211 Jewish Social Service Association 1943-1946
  

Correspondence concerning statistics on relief cases; includes JSSA report on number and cost of relief cases January 1941 to February 1943.

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1284 62.218 Jewish Family Welfare Society 1940-1941
  

Includes monthly statistical reports on relief cases January 1940 to January 1941.

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1285 62.234 Jewish Family Welfare Society 1942-1946
  

Includes monthly statistics on relief cases January 1941 to February 1943.

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1286 62.238 Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) 1947-1948
  

Includes statistical data on HIAS relief cases and reports on HIAS activities.

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1287 62.260 Comparison between USNA and 18 family agencies with respect to data on acitve/inactive relief cases 1949
  

Report by Arthur T. Jacobs, USNA Statistics division (27 January 1949), and related material, including Operation statistics of family service agencies: 1947, by Ann W. Shyne, a report of the Family Service Association of America (note: the latter report concludes in Folder 1288)

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1288 62.284 Jewish Welfare Board 1943-1944
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1289 62.291 Family Service Association of America 1943-1949
  

Includes FSAA monthly statistical tables on family case work, January 1945 to January 1949.

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1290 62.321 Special study of immigrant cases receiving financial assistance in August 1948 1949
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1291 62.344 American Joint Distribution Committee statistical reports on Shanghai refugee cases 1949
  

 
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1292 62.367 National Council on Jewish Women (NCJW). Chicago section 1940-1941
  

Monthly statistical reports on refugee work for October 1940 to January 1941

 
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1293 62.376 NCJW New York and Brooklyn Sections 1938-1942, 1946-1947
  

Includes statistical tables pertaining to refugee work of both the New York and the Brooklyn sections, 1939 to 1942; and report "Survey of refugee problem in Westchester County (March 1938)

 
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1294 62.407 NCJW New York and Brooklyn Sections 1940-1944, 1949
  

Includes Brooklyn section monthly statistical reports on refugee work for 1940 to 1943.

 
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1295 62.455 NCJW Brooklyn Section 1944-1946
  

Monthly statistical reports on refugee work for 1944 to 1945

 
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1296 62.471 NCJW Brooklyn Section 1946-1948
  

Includes annual report for 1946, and monthly statistical reports on refugee work for 1946 to 1947.

 
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1297 62.495 NCJW New York Section 1940-1942
  

Monthly statistical reports on refugee work for 1940 to 1941

 
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1298 62.536 Statistics division. NCJW New York Section 1942-1948
  

Monthly statistical reports on refugee work for 1942 to 1947

 

Subseries 2: NRS executive correspondence with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1939-1946

5 files
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains NRS executive correspondence with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), which played a role in the founding of the NRS. An overview of the NRS executive office and the locations of related materials is given in the Scope and Content note for Series II.

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1299 62.587 American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). Correspondence; minutes; bulletins 1939
  

Includes minutes of JDC board of directors (attended by William Haber; 20 July 1939) and a meeting at the JDC office (16 November 1939). Some items date to the NCC period (correspondence of Harry Greenstein).

 
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1300 62.657 JDC. Correspondence; bulletins 1940
  

 
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1301 62.708 JDC. Correspondence; bulletins 1941
  

 
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1302 62.744 JDC. Correspondence; bulletins 1939-1944
  

Includes NRS "Cash Study, January 1, 1941 to April 30, 1942."

 
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1303 62.788 JDC. Correspondence; minutes; bulletins 1946
  

Includes minutes of a meeting between the JDC and the USNA regarding relationships (20 September 1946); and a USNA Migration staff meeting (11 September 1946), chaired by Ann S. Petluck, with Ceclia Razovsky-Davidson speaking as representative of the JDC in the European project, Germany and Austria.

 

Subseries 3: National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Council of Service for Foreign Born, 1938-1941, 1944-1945

3 files
Scope and Content:

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) was one of the independent organizations receiving subventions from the NRS. Founded in 1893, the NCJW pursued religious, philanthropic, and educational goals, and was broadly concerned with social problems, especially as they affected women, children, and families; its immigrant aid department, the Service for Foreign Born, was established in 1904. Beginning in 1933 the NCJW was one of the many Jewish aid organizations in the New York area offering assistance to refugees arriving from Nazi Germany, and in 1934 it became one of the 20 cooperating organizations of the NCC.

At the time of the formation of the NRS, in June 1939, the NCJW had over 200 sections in local communities throughout the United States; its national office, located in New York City, was responsible for initiating and centralizing the program of the sections. The NCJW immigrant aid department was separately incorporated at that time as the Council of Service for Foreign Born, and came to an agreement with the NRS about division of responsibilities, in order to avoid duplication of services. The NRS worked most closely with the New York and Brooklyn sections of the NCJW in serving refugee needs in the local New York area. The work of the NCJW sections included filing affidavits; assisting with the naturalization process; intensive case work with single women living in those respective localities; and temporary relief as needed. Later, in August 1946, the NCJW’s Service for Foreign Born merged with the NRS to form the successor organization United Service for New Americans.

The present subseries contains correspondence of the Service for Foreign Born’s division for Port and Dock Work, which aided immigrants upon arrival. Specifically, the correspondence is that of Anna Kaufman, the chief of the division, in the NCJW national office, with various local sections of the NCJW, concerning specific cases. Also included is some printed material about the organization. Other materials concerning the NCJW are found elsewhere in the collection: Folders 121-126, among the files of William Haber (Series II), date from 1939, and include material about the incorporation of the Service for Foreign Born and its agreement with the NRS about division of responsibilities; and Folders 1292-1298, among the files of the Information and Statistics department, contain statistical reports on the work of the New York and Brooklyn sections, and a small amount of material on the Chicago section.

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1304 62.823 / 63.1 NCJW Council of Service for Foreign Born. Individual immigration cases 1939-1940
  

Primarily correspondence to and from Anna Kaufman, chief, Bureau of Ports and Docks, in the Council's office in New York City, with various NCJW Sections nationwide.

 
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1305 63.29 NCJW Council of Service for Foreign Born. Individual immigration cases 1938-1941
  

Primarily correspondence to and from Anna Kaufman, chief, Bureau of Ports and Docks, in the Council's office in New York City, with various NCJW Sections nationwide.

 
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1306 63.134 NCJW newsletters "Shop talk," "Naturalization notes"; and brochure "Marking a half century of service," on Service to Foreign Born 1944-1945
  

 

Subseries 4: Community Relations department, 1942-1945

3 files
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains files of the Community Relations department related to the United Jewish Appeal, including material concerning the lay advisory committees. For background on the Community Relations department, and the locations of related files, please see the Scope and Content note for Series IV.

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1307 63.162 United Jewish Appeal. Correspondence 1942
  

Includes items concerning the preparation of by-laws for a permanent New York directorate.

 
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1308 63.174 United Jewish Appeal. Correspondence 1942-1944
  

Concerns the composition of the NRS departmental lay committees.

 
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1309 63.200 Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds. Correspondence; meeting calendar. 1944-1945
  

Mainly concerns the United Jewish Appeal.

 

Subseries 5: Information and Statistics department, 1938-1948

10 files
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1310 63.222 Selfhelp of Émigrés from Central Europe. General material 1941-1944
  

Includes "Summer placement for émigré children," report for 1943.

 
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1311 63.243 Selfhelp of Émigrés from Central Europe. Statistical reports; general material 1944-1948
  

 
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1312 63.273 Selfhelp of Émigrés from Central Europe. Report for 1940 and 1941; general material 1941-1944
  

Also includes: Cooperative Residence Club annual report for 1942-1943.

 
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1313 63.294 Fact Finding Committee on relationships between the NRS and Federation agencies 1942-1943
  

Includes reports to the committee from various agencies dated January 1943.

 
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1314 63.317 World Jewish Congress. Report of the Relief and Rehabiliation Department 1945
  

 
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1315 63.324 American Friends Service Committee. Reports, general material 1942-1944
  

 
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1316 63.408 American Committee for Christian Refugees. Reports, general material 1941-1944
  

 
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1317 63.478 Young Women's Christian Association, Committee on Refugees. Pamphlet Refugees in wartime 1943
  

 
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1318 63.487 Various Protestant refugee committees. General material 1938-1944
  

 
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1319 63.510 American Committee for Christian Refugees. Reports, general material 1940
  

 
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Series XII: Budget Committee; Accounting; Payroll and Personnel, including files of German Jewish Children's Aid, 1939-1948

70 files
Arrangement:

This series is arranged in the following subseries:

Subseries 1: Budget Committee, 1939-1948

54 files
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains files pertaining to the work of the NRS Budget Committee, chaired by I. Edwin Goldwasser, and the budgets for the years 1939 to 1946, including minutes and correspondence; budgets, proposed budgets, and budget requests; and various financial reports. Budgetary materials dated 1939-1940 are also found among the files of William Haber (Series II), Folders 31-33. Also included in the present series are several files, Folders 1348-1351, related to the Financial Planning Committee, a lay adivsory committee that fell under the umbrella of the Community Relations department (for background on the lay advisory committees, see the Scope and Content note for Series IV); and one file, Folder 1361, dated 1945 to 1948, concerning financial matters related to the condemnation of the building at 135 Centre Street, where the NRS had resided since 22 December 1941 and which it vacated on 19 October 1945.

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1320 63.539 Budget Committee (I. Edwin Goldwasser, chair). Meeting of 26 December 1939. Budget proposal, notes 1939
  

 
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1321 63.546 Committee meetings in 1941. Minutes and other materials 1941
  

 
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1322 63.588 Proposed budget for 1941 1940
  

 
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1323 63.596 Committee meetings in July and August 1939. Agenda and minutes, respectively 1939
  

 
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1324 63.601 Memoranda, financial reports 1939
  

 
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1325 63.656 General budgetary material 1939
  

 
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1326 63.676 Budget requests, including correspondence and budget comparisons. June - August 1939
  

Includes statements of receipts and disbursements.

 
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1327 63.708 Budget requests, including correspondence and budget comparisons. August - September 1939
  

Includes: "Study of present and proposed salaries as of September 1, 1939."

 
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1328 63.750 Budget requests, including correspondence and budget comparisons. September - October 1939
  

 
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1329 63.789 Budget requests, including correspondence and budget comparisons. September - October 1939
  

 
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1330 63.840 Budget requests, including correspondence and budget comparisons. November 1939
  

 
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1331 63.848 Statement of receipts and expenditures for 1940 1941
  

 
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1332 63.852 Memorandum relating to budgeting procedures (by William Rosenwald?) circa 1940
  

 
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1333 63.854 Staff memoranda related to budget 1940
  

 
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1334 63.860 Memorandum on approval of budget for 1940 1940
  

 
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1335 63.862 Proposed budget for 1941 1940
  

 
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1336 63.866 Various policy documents and studies 1940
  

Includes Central Intake policy document; memorandum concerning policy on refusal to resettle; and two studies on the Relief and Service department (survey of case worker contacts with affiants and relatives; study of relief cases for March 1940).

 
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1337 63.903 / 64.1 Committee meetings in 1940. Agendas; memoranda containing proposed budgets 1940
  

 
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1338 64.121 Correspondence. Including memoranda containing proposed budgets 1940
  

 
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1339 64.211 NRS/NCC report for fiscal year ended 31 December 1939 1940
  

 
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1340 64.240 Reports on relief disbursements August - October 1939
  

 
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1341 64.278 Reports on relief disbursements November - December 1939
  

 
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1342 64.309 Salaries. Budget request (November 1939); reports 1939
  

 
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1343 64.312 Bank balances August - October 1939
  

Also includes statement of income and expenditures for January to October 1939.

 
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1344 64.345 Bank balances November - December 1939
  

 
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1345 64.368 Cash and pledges reports August - October 1939
  

 
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1346 64.405 Daily statements of appropriations and expenditures October - December 1939
  

 
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1347 64.429 Report on relief disbursements for December 1939; report on cash receipts and disbursements for August 1939 1939
  

 
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1348 64.433 Financial Planning Committee. Correspondence; minutes (Chicago, 23 November 1942); membership lists 1942
  

 
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1349 64.480 Financial Planning Committee. Correspondence; minutes (Chicago, 23 November 1942); membership lists 1942
  

Also includes statistical reports on Jewish immigration 1933 to 1942.

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1350 64.536 Financial Planning Committee. Correspondence 1942
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1351 64.591 Financial Planning Committee. Correspondence 1942
  

Includes letter of invitation to potential members upon formation of the committee (10 November 1942).

 
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1352 64.639 Budget for 1940 1939-1941
  

Statement of receipts and expenditures for 1940.

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1353 64.685 Budget material for members of the Executive Committee 1940
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1354 64.700 Monthly budgets for January to March 1940 1940
  

 
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1355 64.732 Monthly budgets for April to June 1940 1940
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1356 64.775 Monthly budgets for July to September 1940 1940
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1357 64.799 Monthly budgets for October to December 1940 1940
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1358 64.818 Budget comparisons 1940
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1359 64.822 Budget estimates for 1940 1939-1940
  

 
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1360 64.873 Monthly budgets for 1941 (incomplete) 1941
  

Includes monthly budgets for June, November, and December.

 
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1361 64.883 Condemnation proceedings against the building occupied by NRS (139 Centre Street) 1945-1948
  

File of Ralph Astrofsky, including correspondence with attorney Eli M. Spark.

 
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1362 64.944 / 65.1 Budget for 1941: preliminary estimates and final budget 1940-1941
  

Also includes monthly budgets for January to November 1941; and various materials for Budget Committee meeting in April 1941, including statistical reports on NRS departmental activities, and statistical immigration reports.

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1363 65.46 Budget for 1942: preliminary estimates and final program and budget; minutes of Budget Committee meetings; monthly budgets 1941-1942
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1364 65.126 Budget for 1943: preliminary estimates and final program and budget; minutes of Budget Committee meetings; monthly budgets 1942-1943
  

 
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1365 65.200 Budget for 1944: preliminary estimates and final program and budget; minutes of Budget Committee meetings; monthly budgets 1943-1944
  

Includes a report on NRS subventions to organizations for 1944; and meeting minutes and correspondence of the Subcommittee on Subventions.

 
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1366 65.344 NRS application to the Distribution Committee of the 1940 United Jewish Appeal October 1940
  

 
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1367 65.365 NRS application to the Distribution Committee of the 1940 United Jewish Appeal. Supplement October 1940
  

 
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1368 65.390 NRS application to the Distribution Committee of the 1940 United Jewish Appeal. Supplement October 1940
  

 
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1369 65.411 Budget for 1941 1941
  

 
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1370 65.421 Program and budget 1942 1942
  

 
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1371 65.432 Program and budget 1943 1943
  

 
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1372 65.441 Program and budget 1944 1944
  

Also includes: NRS needs in 1945: a program of aid and adjustment for America's newcomers

 
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1373 65.477 Explanatory data for 1946 budget December 1945
  

 

Subseries 2: Accounting, 1939-1948

13 files
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains various account books of the NRS, including a loan funds account book that extends until 1948, under the USNA (Folder 1386); the accountants' report for 1939 (Folder 1374); and material concerning the tax-exempt status of the NRS, as well as the USNA (Folder 1375). Related materials dating from 1939, pertaining to the comptroller's office and the accounting department under Moses Fainberg, and the Capital Loan Committee (with Fainberg as secretary), are found among the files of William Haber (Series II), Folders 239-240 and 247-256, including material relating to the predecessor organization, the NCC, for which Fainberg had varied responsibilities concerning the organizational finances.

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1374 65.494 Accountants' report for 1939 1939-1940
  

Includes: temporary procedures for issuing relief checks.

 
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1375 65.537 NRS/USNA tax exemptions 1941-1947
  

IRS letters dated in 1946 and 1947 are addressed to the USNA.

 
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1376 65.592 / 66.1 Journal of relief disbursements (July 1939 to December 1940); NCC relief register (January to July 1939; frame 66.209); NCC voucher register (January to June 1939; frame 66.278) 1939-1940
  

 
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1377 66.307 Main account, cash receipts and disbursements 1942
  

 
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1378 66.349 Main account, cash receipts and disbursements 1943
  

 
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1379 66.406 Main account, cash receipts and disbursements 1944
  

 
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1380 66.484 Main account, cash receipts and disbursements 1945
  

 
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1381 66.554 Main account, cash receipts and disbursements 1946
  

 
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1382 66.612 / 67.1 Cash disbursements, administration account 1939-1942
  

 
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1383 67.51 Journal vouchers 1941-1946
  

 
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1384 67.169 Cash book, main account and general journal: NRS account no. 5 (1939-1943); NCC special account (1943) 1939-1943
  

 
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1385 67.620 / 68.1 Loans: closed accounts (general; social workers) 1939-1945
  

 
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1386 68.266 Loan fund account books: NCC Rosenwald Capital Outlay Fund and NRS/USNA Central Loan Trust/Central Loan Fund 1939-1948
  

 

Subseries 3: Payroll and Personnel, including files of German Jewish Children's Aid, 1939-1948

3 files
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains some general staff memoranda on payroll or personnel matters; one personnel file, dated 1939, from the term of William Haber; as well as some material that pertains specifically to personnel of German-Jewish Children's Aid (GJCA). Beginning in 1942 GJCA was known as European Jewish Children's Aid (EJCA). In 1940 GJCA became one of the cooperating agencies of the nonsectarian United States Committee for the Care of European Children. Files related to GJCA/EJCA elsewhere in the collection include Folders 257, 536, and 674.

GJCA was organized in April 1934 by representatives of various Jewish groups who sought to negotiate with the United States government for the admission of a limited number of unaccompanied children from Germany under the immigration quotas, with the agency being permitted to give affidavits for groups of children. GJCA then worked in cooperation with Jewish child welfare agencies to place the children in foster homes. Cecilia Razovksky had served as executive director of GJCA at the same time that she had headed the NCC.

The National Council of Jewish Women was one of the more active agencies supporting the program of GJCA. From 1938 to 1940 it assumed financial responsibility for the GJCA national office, the support of children in paid homes in the New York area, and the support of new children arriving from 1938 on. In June 1941 the NRS assumed financial and administrative responsibility for the GJCA Children’s Fund. In fall 1941 most of the financing of the EJCA was assumed by the United States Committee, although a subvention for administrative costs continued to come from the NRS. Beginning in 1942 the agency’s functional operations were integrated into the NRS, as a unit of the Family Service department. In 1946 the USNA, as successor to the NRS, took over the management of EJCA.

FolderReelTitleDate
1387 68.638 Payroll/Personnel file of German Jewish Children's Aid department (Lotte Marcuse) 1939-1944
  

Includes general NRS staff memoranda related to payroll matters, such as pay dates and employee withholding (1941-1945); and items concerning personnel specific to GJCA (1939-1942).

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1388 68.651 Personnel practices. Memoranda to staff or department heads 1940-1948
  

 
FolderReelTitleDate
1389 68.671 / 69.1 Personnel 1939
  

 
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Series XIII: Publications, brochures, clippings, 1939-1946

10 files
Scope and Content:

This series contains serial publications of the NRS (Information bulletin; NRS special information bulletin; NRS community bulletin; NRS community service release / Émigré service release; and NRS news), and other NRS promotional material produced by the Information division. Some similar NRS publications, as well as NRS annual reports, are found scattered throughout the collection and are typically mentioned in the file descriptions. Also included in the present series are materials on refugee farming, on the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, and on Czechoslovak organizations.

Concerning the various NRS publications: The Information bulletin, and its successor the NRS special information bulletin, were designed to provide verified factual news of developments that affected the status of refugees in the United States. The Community bulletin, intended to address local communities throughout the country, was begun in July 1940, at a time when communities were experiencing much uncertainty in immigration matters, following the transfer of the Immigration and Naturalization Service from the Department of Labor to the Department of Justice. Issues of the Community service release provide background and updates about the work of the NRS, often focusing on specific departments or divisions, including: Migration (no. 5, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21); Employment and Retraining (no. 4, 7, 9, 12, 18, 22); the National Committee on Refugee Jewish Ministers (Rabbis Committee; no. 3); the National Committee on Refugee Musicians (Musicians Committee; no. 8); and the Capital Loan Committee (no. 20).

FolderReelTitleDate
1390 69.7 NRS Information bulletin 1939-1940
  

Includes no. 1 to 8 (8 September 1939 - 23 August 1940), with no. 2 wanting.

 
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1391 69.31 NRS special information bulletin 1941-1946
  

Includes no. 1-36, 38-50, 53-54 (15 December 1941 to 24 August 1945); and no. 64 (15 March 1946).

 
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1392 69.243 NRS Community bulletin 1940-1945
  

Includes: vol. 1 (July-December 1940), no. 1, 4, 5, 6; vol. 2 (1941), complete, no. 1-12; vol. 3 (1942), no. 1, 3, 5 (January, March, May), 6 (June/July); vol. 5 (1944), no. 1 (January) and no. 3 (November); vol. 6, no. 1 (January 1945).

 
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1393 69.341 NRS Community service release / Émigré service release 1940-1941
  

Includes no. 3-5, 7-21, 21a, 22 (30 October 1940 – 13 November 1941). The title changes to Émigré service release with no. 19 (Aug 11, 1941).

 
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1394 69.397 NRS news / USNA news 1944-1946
  

Includes 18 issues of NRS news, 29 August 1944 to 26 July 1946; and one issue of USNA news (11 October 1946).

 
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1395 69.433 Various brochures, pamphlets, articles, reprints, clippings circa 1942-1946
  

Includes: How NRS can serve you; They can aid America: a survey of alien specialized personnel (1942); This is Portland: guide book for newcomers; "Katie Stieglitz," a story by Sholem Asch; NRS facts and figures (1945); Journey to the sun, by Alvin Rosenfeld. One item is a brochure for the USNA.

 
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1396 69.523 Publicity material, clippings on refugee farming 1941-1944
  

Includes memoranda from Samuel Axelroth, Resettlement department (1941) conveying stories of refugees successfully established in farming.

 
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1397 69.540 United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (NRRA). Press releases, memoranda, articles, newspaper clippings 1943-1946
  

Also included are reports produced by the Committee on Food Habits, National Research Council: "Bibliography and notes on German food patterns," by Mary L. de Give and Margaret Cussler (1944); "Italian food patterns and their relationship to wartime problems of food and nutrition," by Genoeffa Nizzardini and Natalie F. Joffe; "Some food patterns of negroes in the United States of America and their relationship to wartime problems of food and nutrition," by Natalie F. Joffe and Tomannie Thompson Walker; "Some Central European food patterns and their relationship to wartime programs of food and nutrition," part on "Hungarian food patterns," by Natalie F. Joffee, and on "Czech and Slovak food patterns," by Svatava Pirkova-Jakobson and Natalie F. Joffee (circa 1943).

 
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1398 69.665 UNRRA newsletters (Monthly review), clippings, press releases 1945-1946
  

 
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1399 69.744 Various newsletters, press releases, brochures, mostly of Czechoslovak organizations 1943-1946
  

Includes: Bulletin of the Masaryk Institute (1943-1944); News of Czechoslovakia (1944); United Nations news (1946).

 
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