Guide to the Records of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Post 31 (Lynn, Mass.), undated, 1954-2000
 
*I-567

Processed by Sarah Raykhtsaum

Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Sarah Raykhtsaum as MS Word document, June 2014. Finding aid was encoded by Christine McEvilly on February 4, 2015. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Post 31 (Lynn, Mass.)
Title: Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Post 31 (Lynn, Mass.) Records
Dates:undated, 1954-2000
Abstract: This collection contains scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, newsletters, photographs, and event flyers from the Jewish War Veterans chapter in Lynn, MA, which was founded in the 1950s. The documents provide information on the organization’s purpose and activities. Some information on Jewish War Veterans organizations and their Ladies Auxiliaries in the general North Shore area can also be found in this collection. In 1991, an exhibit was held in the North Shore about the Jewish veterans from the area, and materials from that exhibit are included here as well.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 2 linear feet (2 document boxes)
Identification: I-567
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS Boston, MA
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Historical Note

Image from the collection.

Jewish War Veterans Post 31 (Lynn, Massachusetts)1

The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America was founded in New York City in 1896 by Civil War veterans, and since then many smaller chapters have been formed around the country. The goal of these organizations is to foster patriotism and a sense of continued community among veterans who share the Jewish faith. This collection focuses on the Massachusetts North Shore, specifically Post 31 in Lynn, which was founded in the early 1950s. The JWV chapters of the North Shore also had auxiliary chapters for women. Members enjoyed events and participated in charity efforts, often with other local organizations, and organized parades for Memorial Day and Veterans Day. In 1991, Jewish veteran organizations in the North Shore area put together an exhibit on Jewish war veterans in World War II.

Chronology

1896 Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America was founded in Washington D.C.
1917-1918 Formation of Jewish Welfare Board.
1925 First publication of The Jewish Veteran newspaper.
1928 Ladies Auxiliaries were established
Early 1950s Lynn Post 31 JWV chapter founded
1991 Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore hold exhibit on WWII Jewish War Veterans
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Scope and Content Note

This collection holds scrapbooks, newsletters, and financial reports from Jewish War Veteran Post 31 in Lynn, Massachusetts. The three scrapbooks contain event notices, programs, invitations, photographs, postcards, newspaper clippings, and correspondence between various organizations and businesses in the area. Vet-o-gram newsletters provide information on local community events and news about the veterans and their families. This collection also includes documents and photographs the Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore used in 1991 for an exhibit on Jewish World War II veterans. In addition, box two contains a banner for Post 31, a shirt, two hats, tie and a belt from a uniform as well as two name plaques for Sergeant Morris Goller, who served in World Wars I and II.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into a single series as follows:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Collections and Engagement of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

Louis Winer Papers, P-988

Jewish War Veterans Post 656 Records (not processed)

Herbert Gorfinkle Papers, P-904

Bernard Gorfinkle Papers, P-664

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Post 31 (Lynn, Mass.) Records; I-567; box number; folder number; Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by the Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore in 2013.

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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

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Series I: Jewish War Veterans Post 31 (Lynn, Mass.) Records, , 1954-1991

English.
Boxes 1-2.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by subject and by type.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 1 Beverly Ladies Auxiliary 1959-1961 request_box
1 2 Finances 1999-2000 request_box
1 3 Leo Gordon undated request_box
1 4 Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore World War II Veterans Exhibit Materials 1991-1995 request_box
1 5 Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore World War II Veterans Exhibit Photographs undated request_box
1 6 North Shore World War II Veterans Exhibit – Miscellaneous undated request_box
1 7-12 Scrapbooks 1955-1966 request_box
1 13 Vet-o-gram Newsletters 1960-1961 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2 Artifacts—Military shirt, hats, belt, tie undated request_box
2 Banner—Jewish War Veterans Post 31 undated request_box
2 Name plaques—Sgt. Morris Goller—World War I and World War II undated request_box
2 1 Photographs—Services for Fallen Jewish Men undated request_box
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