Guide to the Papers of the Solender Family Collection
1890-2003, bulk 1918-1990
P-554

Processed by Yakov Illich Sklar

American Jewish Historical Society

Center for Jewish History

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Yakov Illich Sklar in August 2014. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Solender family
Title: Solender Family Papers
Dates:1890-2003
Dates:bulk 1918-1990
Abstract: The Solender Family Papers document the professional achievements and to a lesser extent, the personal lives, of the members of the Solender family. The Solender family has been influential in the field of Jewish Communal Services since the 1930s. Family members that are most prominently represented in the collection include Samuel Solender (1890-1961), his son Sanford Solender (1914-2003), and his grandson Stephen Solender (1938- ).
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 13.25 linear feet (Box 1, Folder 1 - Box 27, Folder 5; Box 73, AV collection)
Identification: P-554
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Biographical Note
Sanford and Stephen Solender at Chemicals trade division annual dinner (1987)

Sanford (far left) and Stephen Solender (far right) at Chemicals, Coatings, and Plastics dinner (1987)

Samuel Solomon Solender (1890-1961) was one of the leading figures in the Jewish communal field. He was born in New York. Upon receiving a B.S. at Columbia University’s Teachers College as well as a special diploma in Vocational Education and Industrial Arts, Samuel Solender taught industrial arts at the Hebrew Sheltering Orphan Asylum. He eventually became the Principal of the Technical Schools at Pleasantville, NY for the Hebrew Sheltering Guardian Society.

Following the end of World War I, Samuel Solender obtained a position as training supervisor for the Federal Board of Vocational Education. Additionally, he held the post of Executive Director of the Jewish Children’s Society in Baltimore before become Executive Director of the YM and YWHA of Washington Heights, position he held for over thirty years.

As the head of the YM and YWHA of Washington Heights, Samuel Solender was instrumental in the initiation of a number of outstanding contributions to the Y. Under Solender's leadership, the YM and YWHA changed from a primarily athletic organization to one which also provided a variety of cultural and educational activities.

Samuel Solender died in New York in 1961.

Sanford Solender (1914-2003) was born in Pleasantville, NY to Samuel and Catherine Solender (neé Goldsmith). In 1935, Sanford married Ethel Klonick and together they had four children: Stephen, Peter, Ellen, and Susan. He received his BS degree from NYU in 1935 and became a social worker and graduated with a MS from Columbia University in 1937. Prior to joining the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, Solender had progressively more responsible jobs in the Jewish communal field: Director of Activities at the Neighborhood House, Brooklyn; the assistant Headworker at the Bronx House and the Headworker at Madison House (1935-1942); Executive Director of the Council for Educational Alliance in Cleveland (1942-1948); Director of the Bureau of Personnel and Training/Director of the Jewish Community Center Division of National Jewish Welfare Board (1948-1960); and Executive Vice-President of the National Jewish Welfare Board (1960-1970).

Between 1970 and 1981, Sanford Solender was the Executive Vice-President of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies in New York. During his eleven years at the helm of the Federation, Solender was involved with the merging of the Federation and United Jewish Appeal (UJA) campaigns into a formal joint campaign (UFJC). During the disastrous fiscal crisis of the 1970s, Solender personally worked with New York City and New York State agencies to ensure that as much money as possible was retained in their distributions to Federation’s social service agencies. Solender judiciously helped Federation modernize from the organization it was under Hexter and Willen into one capable of dealing with the drug crisis, women’s issues and civil rights. For the second half of Solender’s tenure at Federation he was also the Executive Vice-President at the Joint Campaign.

In 1986 his son Stephen became Executive Vice-President of the newly-merged UJA-Federation of New York.

Sanford Solender died in 2003.

Stephen David Solender (1938- ) was born in New York City. Stephen's father, Sanford, was Executive Vice-President of the Federation of New York from 1970-1981. Both Stephen and Sanford emulated Sanford’s father Samuel who, for nearly thirty years served as executive director of the Washington Heights-Inwood YM-YWHA in their leadership within the Jewish community.

Stephen Solender grew up in Mt. Vernon, NY and like his father and grandfather before him, graduated from Columbia University. Stephen majored in sociology and chose social work as a profession graduating from the New York School of Social Work at Columbia in 1962.

Stephen Solender worked for the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago from 1962 to 1969, serving as teen worker and program director. In 1969, he moved to Geneva, Switzerland, where he worked for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee as Director of Community Centers and Summer Camps. In 1975, Stephen returned to the United States to become Director of Social Planning and Budgeting at the Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, and became President in 1979.

In 1986, Stephen Solender moved to New York to help oversee the merger of the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York and the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies into the United Jewish Appeal Federation of New York, the largest local Jewish Federation in North America and one of the country's largest private philanthropies. He served as the organization's Executive Vice President for thirteen years, from 1986 to 1999. Stephen David Solender then succeeded William Kahn as EVP of Federation during the merger transition.

Stephen Solender played a key role in the formation of the United Jewish Communities in 1999, created through a merger of the national offices of the Council of Jewish Federations, the United Israel Appeal, and the United Jewish Appeal. UJC became the central funding and social service system for the American Jewish community; Stephen Solender was selected as its first President and CEO and serves now as its President Emeritus. This organization is now known as the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA).

Stephen Solender has been involved with other organizations, serving on boards and committees for the World Council of Jewish Communal Service, Hebrew Union College, Brandeis University, Yeshiva University, the Baltimore Institute for Jewish Communal Service and the United Hospital Fund, among others.

Note: Biographical notes used by permission of the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York Collection.

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Scope and Content Note

The Solender Family Collection documents the professional achievements and to a smaller extent the personal lives of members of the Solender family who were influential in the field of Jewish Communal Services since the 1920s. Family members that are the most influential and prominently represented in the collection include Samuel Solender and his son Sanford Solender.

Materials dealing with the personal of the Solender family (in addition to Samuel, Sandford, and Stephen Solender) constitute a small portion of the collection and are sporadic and fragmentary. They consist of correspondence, documents pertaining to religious and secular education of various members of the family, immigration and travel documents, wills, and materials pertaining to the family’s estate. Additional materials document Sanford Solender’s trips to India, Africa, and Eastern Europe, clippings, photographs, and oral history interviews with Sanford Solender.

The larger extent of the collection deals with the exceptional professional careers of the Solender family, primarily of Samuel and his son, Sanford.

Because Samuel and Sanford Solender played such important roles at the YM and WHA of Washington Heights, Council Education Alliance, Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, and the National Jewish Welfare Board, there is a wealth of minutes from the meetings of the Board of Directors and various Committee’ meetings of these organizations.

Samuel and Sanford Solender’s professional affiliation with other Jewish organizations providing communal services is further documented by correspondence, published materials, and official documents.

Additionally, there are Samuel Solender’s addresses, radio transcripts, speeches, and studies conducted under Samuel Solender while at the YM and WHA of Washington Heights.

Sanford Solender’s legacy as an exceptional organizer and vivid orator is illustrated by the abundance of his writings that include addresses, eulogies, manuscripts of articles and published articles, and speeches. Some of the manuscripts collected here are unpublished manuscripts.

The collection also includes VHS and audio cassettes recorded at a number of conventions and conferences, and photographs. Most of the photographs were taken during official presentations, dinners, meetings, and conferences and include photographs of Sanford Solender with individuals prominent in Jewish communal services as well as politicians such as Hillary Clinton, former US President Gerald Ford, former New York Governor George Pataki, former New York Mayors David Dinkins Rudolph Giuliani, and other dignitaries.

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Arrangement

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

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

Box 16, Folder 19 is restricted.

This collection contains audiovisual or electronic media that requires special equipment to access. Please notify reference staff at reference@ajhs.org 24 hours in advance of needing access.

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

AJHS holds and has digitized oral histories with Sanford Solender (aa-i433-solender-sanford) and Stephen Solender (aa-i433-solender-stephen).

A taped discussion between Benjamin Buttenwieser and Sanford Solender on Jewish Issues (aa-i433-buttenwieser-solender) has also been digitized.

The United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York (I-433) and National Jewish Welfare Board (I-298 ) collections contain material related to the Solenders.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Solender Family Papers; P-554; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Access Points

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Container List

 

Series I: Solender Family Members, 1890-2001

This series is in English.
2 linear feet (Box 1, Folder 1 - Box 5, Folder 1)
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by family member.

Scope and Content:

Series I: Solender Family Members includes materials pertaining to various members of the Solender family. Materials collected here are sporadic and do not offer a researcher an indepth look into the personal or professional lives of the Solender family members in this series.

The bulk of the series consists of published materials, such as clippings, brochures, and magazines containing materials written by or about Solender family members.

There are also manuscripts, reviews, speeches, and personal correspondence between family members as well as correspondence with friends, a large number of condolences on the passing of Catherine Solender (Samuel's wife), and some immigration, naturalization, and travel documents that shed light on the genealogy of the Solender family.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11Bailis, David and Kathryn1996-1997request_box
12Bailis, Susan1967request_box
  

Patterns of Migration from City to Suburbs
Thesis

 
13Bailis, Susan1970-1988request_box
  

manuscripts, reviews, speeches

 
14Bailis, Susan1980-1998request_box
  

published materials, speeches

 
15Bailis, Susan1995-1997request_box
  

correspondence, published materials, speeches

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
21Bailis, Susan1996-2001request_box
  

published materials, speeches

 
22Goldsmith, Bertha1985request_box
23Hirsh, Ellen1965request_box
  

correspondence

 
24Hirsh, Ellen1960-2001request_box
  

professional

 
25Solender, Catherine1920-1975request_box
  

correspondence, Catherine Solender estate, photographs

 
26Solender, Catherine1974request_box
  

condolences on passing of Catherine Solender

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
31Solender, Catherine1974request_box
  

condolences on passing of Catherine Solender

 
32Solender, Dan1986-1996request_box
33Solender, Ellen K.1999-2001request_box
34Solender, Ethel1960-1977request_box
35Solender, Ethel1980-2001request_box
36Solender, Michael1986-2001request_box
37Solender, Stephen1954-1978request_box
  

educational and professional

 
38Solender, Stephen1960-1977request_box
  

personal

 
39Solender, Stephen1990srequest_box
  

clippings

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
41Solender, Stephen1999-2002request_box
  

professional

 
42Various family members1890-1895, 1955, 1985request_box
  

immigration, travel

 
43Various family members1934-1943request_box
  

correspondence

 
44Various family members1935-1986request_box
  

clippings

 
45Various family members1947-1966request_box
  

education

 
46Various family members1959-1966request_box
  

correspondence

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
51Various family members1966-1999request_box
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Series II: Samuel Solender, 1918-1988

This series is in English.
2.5 linear feet (Box 5, Folder 2 - Box 10, Folder 2)
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series II: Samuel Solender is the second largest series of the collection and documents the professional life of Samuel Solender, a prominent figure in the field of Jewish communal services and the head of the YM and YWHA of Washington Heights for over thirty years.

Not surprisingly, the bulk of the series consists of materials pertaining to the YM and YWHA of Washington Heights (with the exception of a few documents dealing with Samuel Solender’s appointment as a Director of the YM and YWHA of Washington Heights) and consists entirely of minutes of the Board of Directors and various Committee's meetings.

Solender’s professional affiliation with other Jewish organization providing communal services is documented by correspondence, minutes of meetings, published materials, and official documents.

Additionally, there are Samuel Solender’s addresses, radio transcripts, speeches, and studies conducted under Samuel Solender while at the YM and WHA of Washington Heights.

Other materials include a large number of condolences on the passing of Samuel Solender, materials pertaining to Samuel Solender’s estate, and clippings.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
52Clippingsundated, 1957-1963request_box
53Columbia University1918request_box
  

Annual Commencement

 
54Condolences on passing of Samuel Solender1960request_box
55Condolences on passing of Samuel Solender1960request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
61Correspondence1924-1960request_box
  

includes clippings

 
62Department of Civil Service, New York1928-1934request_box
63Estate of Samuel Solender1959-1960request_box
64Federal Board for Vocational Education1918-1921request_box
  

includes correspondence, manuscripts, published materials

 
65Jewish Children's Society, Baltimore1924-1927request_box
  

correspondence

 
66Jewish Children's Society, Baltimore1926request_box
  

resignation

 
67Jewish Children's Society, Levindale1920srequest_box
  

meetings

Contains photocopies

 
68Jewish Children's Society, Levindale1920srequest_box
  

meetings

Contains photocopies

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
71Jewish Welfare Board1931request_box
  

Study. Activities and Administration of YM and YWHA of Washington Heights

Contains photocopies

 
72Jewish Welfare Board1941request_box
  

correspondence

 
73Resume1957request_box
74Scrapbook1949-1958request_box
  

clippings about Samuel Solender

 
75United Palestine Appeal1928request_box
76Various1940-1988request_box
77Writings1919, 1944-1957request_box
  

includes published materials, notes

 
78Writings1920-1921request_box
  

Vocational Rehabilitation

 
79Writings1927request_box
  

An Experiment in Child-Care. Responses to the article

 
710Writings1941request_box
  

Philosophy, Organization, and Operation of "YOMAWHA"

 
711Writings1955request_box
  

Salute to Washington Heights, radio script

 
712Writings1940srequest_box
  

New York Area Study/Survey

Contains photocopies

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
101YM and YWHA of Washington Heights1920s-1930srequest_box
  

Board of Directors, minutes of meetings

Contains photocopies

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
93YM and YWHA of Washington Heights1930srequest_box
  

Board of Directors, minutes of meetings

Contains photocopies

 
94YM and YWHA of Washington Heights1930srequest_box
  

Board of Directors, minutes of meetings

Contains photocopies

 
95YM and YWHA of Washington Heights1930srequest_box
  

Board of Directors, minutes of meetings

Contains photocopies

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
82YM and YWHA of Washington Heights1940srequest_box
  

Board of Directors, minutes of meetings

Contains photocopies

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
91YM and YWHA of Washington Heights1940srequest_box
  

Board of Directors, minutes of meetings

Contains photocopies

 
92YM and YWHA of Washington Heights1940srequest_box
  

Board of Directors, minutes of meetings

Contains photocopies

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
83YM and YWHA of Washington Heights1950srequest_box
  

Board of Directors, minutes of meetings

Contains photocopies

 
84YM and YWHA of Washington Heights1950srequest_box
  

Board of Directors, minutes of meetings

Contains photocopies

 
85YM and YWHA of Washington Heights1950srequest_box
  

Committees, minutes of meetings

Contains photocopies

 
86YM and YWHA of Washington Heights1950srequest_box
  

Committees, minutes of meetings

Contains photocopies

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
93YM and YWHA of Washington Heights1930srequest_box
  

Board of Directors, minutes of meetings

Contains photocopies

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
81YM and YWHA of Washington Heights1929request_box
  

job appointment

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
102YM and YWHA of Washington Heights1941-1957request_box
  

publications. materials prepared by Samuel Solender

 
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Series III: Sanford Solender, 1928-2003

This series is in English.
6.35 linear feet (Box 10, Folder 3 - Box 23, Folder 4, and Box 24, Folders 5-6)
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series III: Sanford Solender includes materials pertaining to both the personal and professional life of Sanford Solender, one of the leading figures in the field of Jewish communal services. There is a great variety of materials collected in this series that includes correspondence, secular and religious education materials (Confirmation Memory Book, student records, diplomas, course work, and a scrapbook), minutes, conference proceedings, published materials, reports, memoranda, surveys, and a large volume of Sanford Solender’s writings.

The bulk of correspondence consists of personal correspondence with prominent members of the Jewish community and politicians, with professional correspondence representing a far smaller portion of the series. There is almost no correspondence between Sanford Solender and his friends or family members.

All of the major organizations that Sanford Solender worked for during his illustrious career, including the Council Education Alliance, the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, and the National Jewish Welfare Board (NJWB), are well represented here by a large number of Committee and Board minutes, interoffice correspondence, reports, memoranda, and surveys. Additionally, there are proceedings of national and international conferences attended or organized by the NJWB.

Sanford Solender’s legacy as an exceptional organizer and a vivid orator is illustrated by the abundance of his writings that include addresses, eulogies, manuscripts of articles and published articles, and speeches. Some of the manuscripts collected here are unpublished.

Subseries 1: Personal, 1928-2003

This subseries is in English.
1.1 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Subseries 1: Personal includes materials pertaining to Sanford Solender’s personal life and consists mostly of correspondence. A sizable part of the subseries consists of condolences on the passing of Sanford Solender that were sent to his sister, Sylvia Shapiro and to his son, Stephen Solender. There are condolences from family members and friends as well as from individuals prominent in the field of social welfare and politics.

Other correspondence includes outgoing correspondence with acquaintances rather than friends or family members.

There is a small amount of material dealing with Sanford Solender’s secular and religious education, including a Confirmation Memory Book, student records, diplomas, course work, and a scrapbook.

Additionally, there are materials documenting Solender’s trips to India, Africa, and Eastern Europe. Even though he took these trips after his official retirement, during these visits Sanford Solender met with prominent individuals working in the field of Jewish communal services as well as prominent leaders of Jewish communities and politicians.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
103Chamber Music Societies1985-1989request_box
104Confirmation1928request_box
  

memory book

 
105Condolences on passing of Sanford Solender2003request_box
  

sent to Sylvia Shapiro

 
106Condolences on passing of Sanford Solender2003request_box
  

sent to Stephen Solender

 
107Contributions1982-1992request_box
  

lists

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
245Correspondence1969-1970srequest_box
  

incoming, family

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
111Correspondence1984-1986request_box
112Correspondence1984-1987request_box
113Correspondence1985request_box
114Correspondence1989request_box
115Correspondence1990-1993request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
121Correspondence1997-1999request_box
122Education1928-1935request_box
  

Course work, records, diplomas. Includes a scrapbook

 
123George Washington High School1976request_box
124Peace efforts in Middle East1989-1994request_box
125St. Lukes Chamber Ensemble1982-1985request_box
126Trips—India1980-1983request_box
127Trips—Africa1983-1986request_box
128Trips—Eastern Europe1985request_box
129Trips—South America1986request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
246Various1934-1997request_box
  

Last Will, memberships, travel documents, vital documents

 

Subseries 2: Professional, 1935-2000

This subseries is in English.
5.25 linear feet.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Subseries 2: Professional documents Sanford Solender’s illustrious and successful career as one of the leading figures in Jewish Communal work and consists of correspondence, minutes, conference proceedings, published materials, reports, memoranda, surveys, and a large volume of his writings.

Represented in this subseries are materials from all the major organization that Sanford Solender worked for, including the Council Education Alliance, Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, and the National Jewish Welfare Board.

The bulk of materials dealing with the Council Education Alliance and the National Jewish Welfare Board are photocopies of the original materials from the 1930s to the 1970s.

The majority of the subseries consists of minutes of the Executive Boards and various Committees, as well as materials dealing with staff meetings. There is also interoffice correspondence and correspondence with other Jewish organizations, which is almost entirely outgoing. Additionally, there are Director’s reports and Annual Reports, a small amount of memoranda and surveys, and proceedings of national and international conference attended or organized by the NJWB.

Sanford Solender’s legacy as an exceptional organizer and a vivid orator is illustrated by the abundance of his writings that include addresses, eulogies, manuscripts of articles and published articles, and speeches. Some manuscripts are accompanied by notes, drafts, and outlines. Most of his writing was published during his lifetime but this subseries includes some unpublished manuscripts as well.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
131Awards and testimonials1935-1995request_box
132Awards and testimonials1982-2000request_box
133Bronx House1937-1938request_box
134Bronx House1964-1982request_box
  

correspondence

 
135Bureau of Family Services1964request_box
  

Advisory Council on Public Welfare

 
136Citations and Certificates1978-1982request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
234Clinton, Bill1993-1997request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
137Clippings1950s-1980srequest_box
138Cocktail reception1973request_box
  

lists

 
139Correspondence1953-1996request_box
1310Correspondence1981request_box
  

Solender's retirement

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
148Council Educational Alliance1943-1948request_box
  

Board of Trusties Meetings

Contains photocopies

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1314Council Educational Alliance1947request_box
  

correspondence with Philip Klutznick

Contains photocopies

 
1315Council Educational Alliance1947request_box
  

correspondence with Monica Owen

Contains photocopies

 
1317Council Educational Alliance1944-1946request_box
  

Day Care Committee

Contains photocopies

 
1312Council Educational Alliance1944request_box
  

Director's Report

Contains photocopies

 
1316Council Educational Alliance1946-1947request_box
  

Group Work Study Committee

Contains photocopies

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
141Council Educational Alliance1947request_box
  

Proposals and Policy Statements

Contains photocopies

 
142Council Educational Alliance1943-1946request_box
  

Staff meetings

Contains photocopies

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1311Council Educational Alliance1942-1948request_box
  

correspondence, reports

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
143Council of Jewish Federations1989request_box
  

Oral History Project

 
144Federations of Jewish Philanthropies of New York1970-1975request_box
  

correspondence

 
145Federations of Jewish Philanthropies of New York1977-1979request_box
146Federations of Jewish Philanthropies of New York1982request_box
  

Oral History Project—Sanford Solender

 
147Federations of Jewish Philanthropies of New York1982request_box
  

Oral History Project—Discussion between Benjamin Buttenweiser and Sanford Solender

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
151Herman Muelstein Foundation1968request_box
  

meetings

Contains photocopies

 
152Hunter College1968request_box
153National Jewish Welfare Board1947request_box
  

Appointment as Director of Training and Personnel

 
154National Jewish Welfare Board1960srequest_box
  

B'nei Brith Hillel Foundation

Contains photocopies

 
155National Jewish Welfare Board1960srequest_box
  

Board of Directors

Contains photocopies

 
156National Jewish Welfare Board1968request_box
  

Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations

Contains photocopies

 
157National Jewish Welfare Board1969request_box
  

Conference on Urban Crisis

Contains photocopies

 
158National Jewish Welfare Board1962-1963request_box
  

Committee of Reappraisal of Public Understanding

Contains photocopies

 
159National Jewish Welfare Board1962request_box
  

Conservative Judaism Controversy with Jewish Communal Centers

Contains photocopies

 
1510National Jewish Welfare Board1969request_box
  

correspondence, memoranda

Contains photocopies

 
1511National Jewish Welfare Board1969request_box
  

correspondence, memoranda

Contains photocopies

 
1512National Jewish Welfare Board1969request_box
  

correspondence

Contains photocopies

 
1513National Jewish Welfare Board1969request_box
  

correspondence

Contains photocopies

 
1514National Jewish Welfare Board1950srequest_box
  

correspondence

Contains photocopies

 
1515National Jewish Welfare Board1969request_box
  

Documentation Center, Berlin

Contains photocopies

 
1516National Jewish Welfare Board1968request_box
  

Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York

Contains photocopies

 
1517National Jewish Welfare Board1958-1959request_box
  

Future Planning Survey Need

Contains photocopies

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
161National Jewish Welfare Board1969request_box
  

Hebrew Union College

Contains photocopies

 
162National Jewish Welfare Board1967-1969request_box
  

International Conference of Jewish Communal Service

Contains photocopies

 
163National Jewish Welfare Board1969request_box
  

International Council on Social Welfare

Contains photocopies

 
164National Jewish Welfare Board1968request_box
  

Israel Project

Contains photocopies

 
165National Jewish Welfare Board1968-1969request_box
  

Jerusalem Y

Contains photocopies

 
166National Jewish Welfare Board1968request_box
  

Jewish College Youth

Contains photocopies

 
167National Jewish Welfare Board1969request_box
  

JCC Yonkers

Contains photocopies

 
168National Jewish Welfare Board1968request_box
  

Joint Distribution Committee

Contains photocopies

 
169National Jewish Welfare Board1969request_box
  

membership

Contains photocopies

 
1610National Jewish Welfare Board1969request_box
  

memoranda

Contains photocopies

 
1611National Jewish Welfare Board1969request_box
  

Middle Atlantic Region

Contains photocopies

 
1612National Jewish Welfare Board1968request_box
  

Midwest Region

Contains photocopies

 
1613 ANational Jewish Welfare Board1968request_box
  

National Conference of Lawyers and Social Workers

Contains photocopies

 
1613 BNational Jewish Welfare Boardundated, 1963request_box
  

National Conference on Social Welfare

 
1614National Jewish Welfare Board1969request_box
  

National Leadership Conference

Contains photocopies

 
1615National Jewish Welfare Board1953request_box
  

National Staff Conference, Jewish Center Division

Contains photocopies

 
1616National Jewish Welfare Board1961request_box
  

Nation-wide meetings, summaries

Contains photocopies

 
1617National Jewish Welfare Board1969request_box
  

New Jersey Region

Contains photocopies

 
1618National Jewish Welfare Board1919request_box
  

Reappraisal and Planning Committee

Contains photocopies

 
1619National Jewish Welfare Board1930s-1960srequest_box
  

Personnel file of Sanford Solender

Restricted material

Contains photocopies

 
1620National Jewish Welfare Board1968request_box
  

sale of Washington building

Contains photocopies

 
1621National Jewish Welfare Board1969request_box
  

Shilim program

Contains photocopies

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
171National Jewish Welfare Board1950s-1960srequest_box
  

Staff Meetings

Contains photocopies

 
172National Jewish Welfare Board1950s-1960srequest_box
  

Supervisory Staff Meetings

Contains photocopies

 
173National Jewish Welfare Board1969request_box
  

Trip to Israel

Contains photocopies

 
174National Jewish Welfare Board1968-1969request_box
  

war crimes

Contains photocopies

 
175National Jewish Welfare Board1962request_box
  

Washington Study Committee

Contains photocopies

 
176National Jewish Welfare Board1969request_box
  

William E. Weiner Educational Center

Contains photocopies

 
177National Jewish Welfare Board1969request_box
  

World Seminar of Jewish Service

Contains photocopies

 
178National Jewish Welfare Board1969request_box
  

Yavneh

Contains photocopies

 
179National Jewish Welfare Board1967-1969request_box
  

various

 
1710National Jewish Welfare Board1960srequest_box
  

various

Contains photocopies

 
1711Madison House1940-1941request_box
  

Annual Reports

 
1712Madison House1961request_box
  

Education Center

 
1713Mount Vernon Board of Education1958request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
181Mount Vernon Board of Education1959-1960request_box
  

Temporary Committee on Public Finance for Westchester County

 
182Mount Vernon Board of Education1960request_box
  

Distinguished Citizen Service Award to Sanford Solender

 
183Mount Vernon Board of Education1964request_box
  

Citizens Committee on Racial Imbalance

 
184Sanford Solender Lecture Series1992-2000request_box
185Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation1991-1993request_box
186Testimonial Dinner and Staff Party1981request_box
  

in honor of Sanford Solender

 
187UJA and FJP1975request_box
188Who's Who in America1990-1992request_box
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191Writings1953-1975request_box
  

includes published materials

 
192Writings1957-1983request_box
193Writings1960-1963request_box
194Writings1961-1963request_box
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201Writings1961-1963request_box
202Writings1964request_box
203Writings1964-1965request_box
204Writings1965request_box
205Writings1966request_box
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211Writings1967request_box
212Writings1968request_box
213Writings1969request_box
214Writings1970-1972request_box
215Writings1973request_box
216Writings1974-1976request_box
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221Writings1975-1989request_box
  

includes published materials

 
222Writings1976-1977request_box
223Writings1976-1980request_box
224Writings1978request_box
225Writings1979-1981request_box
226Writings1980srequest_box
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231Writings1981-1983request_box
232Writings1985-1993request_box
233Writings1985-1993request_box
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Series IV: Audio-Visual Materials and Artifacts, undated, 1955-1996

This series is in English.
0.75 linear feet (Box 24, Folders 1-3; Box 26, Folder 1; Box 74, AV Collection)
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Processing Information:

In April 2015, original box number 25 was transferred to the AJHS AV collection and assigned box number 74.

Scope and Content:

Series IV: Audio-Visual Materials and Artifacts includes a few watercolor drawings, cassette tapes of Sanford Solender’s oral history interview, recordings from the Sanford Solender lecture, and memorial plaques awarded to Sanford Solender.

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261Art worksundatedrequest_box
  

most likely by children

 
Box TitleDate
74 (AV collection) Audio materialsundated, 1950s-1996
  

Ten audio cassette tapes: conventions, radio interviews, Sanford Solender lectures, teleconference

One VHS tape: JCSA teleconference, "Re-engineering the Jewish Community"

Three 10-inch vinyl records: Testimonial to Samuel Solender

 
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241Plaquesundated, 1970srequest_box
243Plaques1955-1981request_box
242Plaques1959-1985request_box
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Series V: Photographs, 1920s-1990s

This series is in English.
0.25 linear feet (Box 26, Folders 2-7, Box 27, Folder 1)
Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Scope and Content:

Series V: Photographs includes photographs of various members of the Solender family. Individuals most prominently represented in this series are Salomon and Sanford Solender.

The bulk of the series consists of photographs of Sanford Solender with individuals prominent in Jewish communal services, as well as politicians such as Hillary Clinton, former U.S. President Gerald Ford, former New York Governor George Pataki, former New York Mayors David Dinkins and Rudolph Giuliani, and other dignitaries.

Most of the photos were taken by professionals during official presentations, dinners, meetings, and conferences with family photographs constituting just a fraction of the series.

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262Solender family1930s-1990srequest_box
263Solender, Robert1950-1957request_box
264Solender, Samuel1920s-1955request_box
265Solender, Samuel1940s-1950srequest_box
266Solender, Sanford1940s-1997request_box
267Solender, Sanford1960s-1990srequest_box
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271Solender, Stephen1990srequest_box
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Series VI: Published Materials, 1957-1995

This series is in English.
0.15 linear feet (Box 27, Folders 2-5)
Scope and Content:

Series VI: Published Materials consists of clippings about Solender family members and published materials on Jewish communal services.

Published materials such as clippings, brochures and magazines can be found throughout the collection.

Alphabetical

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272Jewish Communal Services1970-1995request_box
273SMU Law Review1994request_box
  

tribute to Ellen K. Solender

 
274Solender, Sanford1957-1983request_box
275Solender, Sanford1957-1990request_box
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