Guide to the Zionist Political History Collection in the Hadassah Archives
1894-2003
bulk 1925-1985

I-578/RG 4

The finding aid, based upon a 1984 finding aid by Lawrence D. Geller and Ira Daly, was prepared by Patricia Glowinski in 2016

American Jewish Historical Society

Center for Jewish History

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Patricia Glowinski in March 2016. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America
Title: Zionist Political History Collection in the Hadassah Archives
Dates:1894-2003
Dates:bulk 1925-1985
Abstract: The material in this record group was culled from Hadassah's Central Files in Israel in the early 1980s to document Hadassah's role in Zionist history. Originally formed from a Zionist women's study group, the first Hadassah chapter in New York had a strong relationship with the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA; then known as the Federation of American Zionists). The material in this record group documents Hadassah's relationship to the ZOA and to other Zionist organizations in the United States, Europe, and Palestine/Israel, particularly in the years leading up to Israeli statehood in 1948. Other subjects addressed in this record group include the founding of Hadassah; World War II, particularly relating to Jewish emigration and refugees; the founding of the United Nations and the debate over recognition of a Jewish state; the partition of Palestine; and Arab-Jewish relations. Included are articles, clippings, convention resolutions, correspondence, diary extracts, memorandums, minutes, press releases, printed ephemera, publications, reports, and speeches.
Languages: This collection is primarily in English with some material in Hebrew.
Quantity: 24.25 linear feet (44 manuscript boxes, 1 half-manuscript box, and 1 oversized folder)
Identification: I-578/RG 4
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Historical Note
American Zionist Medical Unit nurses and the Hadassah Central Committee in New York on the eve of the AZMU departure for Palestine, 1918

American Zionist Medical Unit nurses and the Hadassah Central Committee in New York on the eve of the AZMU departure for Palestine, 1918

Zionism, broadly defined as a nationalist and political movement to reestablish a Jewish homeland in Palestine, was the central force behind the creation of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. Hadassah was founded by Henrietta Szold (1860-1945), a Zionist organizer, educator, scholar, journalist, and editor. Szold, born and raised in Baltimore, organized the first Zionist society in Baltimore in 1893. After the death of her father, Rabbi Benjamin Szold, in 1902, Szold and her mother moved to New York City. There she was elected secretary of the Federation of American Zionists (later the Zionist Organization of America) in 1910.

At the suggestion of Theodor Herzl (1860-1904), generally considered the founder of Political Zionism, Jewish women were encouraged to form study groups. The national organization in the United States was named the Daughters of Zion in America. In 1912, Henrietta Szold organized a Daughters of Zion study group in New York City; this chapter was called Hadassah. Under Szold's influence—she adhered to Practical Zionism which emphasized immigration (aliyah) to Palestine, rural settlement, and the establishment of infrastructure to support the settlements such as educational and health care facilities—Hadassah sent two American-trained nurses (funded by Nathan and Lina Straus) to Palestine to establish district nursing in 1913.

The first annual convention of the Daughters of Zion in America was held in Rochester, New York on June 29-30, 1914. There it was decided that the organization would change its name to Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. Szold served two terms as the organization's national president. In 1918, in the aftermath of World War I, Hadassah organized the American Zionist Medical Unit (AZMU). Consisting of forty-five physicians, environmental engineers (sanitarians), dentists, and nurses, the AZMU was sent to Palestine to establish healthcare facilities and improve health conditions. The AZMU grew into what is now the Hadassah Medical Organization.

As early as 1918, Hadassah was governed by a Central Committee, which met until 1921. Hadassah's first constitution was adopted at the 8th National Convention in Pittsburgh in November 1921. On December 5, 1921, the first meeting of the National Executive Board of Hadassah was held at the home of Rose G. Jacobs with many founding members of Hadassah in attendance including Henrietta Szold, Alice Seligsberg, Ruth B. Fromenson, Gertrude Rosenblatt, and Lotta Levensohn.

As Hadassah grew in membership and in political savvy, its relationship to American, European, and Palestinian/Israeli Zionist organizations changed and evolved. The response of Hadassah and other Zionist organizations to world events that greatly affected Jews, such as World Wars One and Two, also influenced Hadassah's relationships with other Zionist organizations as well as directed Hadassah's activities in the United States and in Palestine. Prior to the founding of the state of Israel in 1948, Hadassah focused its efforts on establishing a Jewish homeland in Palestine; chiefly lobbying for the immigration of Jews to Palestine, helping Jewish refugees displaced by the World Wars, and fundraising for the establishment of infrastructure to support Jewish settlement in Palestine. Post-1948, Hadassah turned its attention to the development of the state of Israel such as constructing two medical centers, facilitating the growth of both a medical school and a nursing school, establishing educational facilities, and supporting Youth Aliyah.

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Scope and Content Note

The material in this record group was culled from Hadassah's Central Files in the early 1980s by Hadassah's Archivist Lawrence D. Geller and Assistant Archivist Ira Daly to document Hadassah's role in Zionist history. The record group primarily documents Hadassah's relations with other Zionist organizations, governmental bodies, and non-governmental organizations, as well as Hadassah's role in lobbying for Israeli statehood in the 1940s. Other subjects in this record group include the history of Hadassah, in particular the founding and early administration of Hadassah; World War II and efforts to secure immigration for Jews to Palestine; Jewish refugee relief; the founding of the United Nations and the recognition of a Jewish state in Palestine; the partition of Palestine; and relations between Jews and Arabs in Palestine and in the Middle East. Post-1948 material concentrates on Hadassah's role in the development of the state of Israel; Israel's relations with other countries; the immigration of Ethiopian Jews to Israel; the aftermath of the Holocaust; terrorism; and peace in the Middle East.

This record group also has material on key figures in Zionist history such as members of the Hadassah executive (Rose Halprin, Rose G. Jacobs, Denise Tourover, and Marian Greenberg, among others) and members of the executive of other Zionist organizations such as Henrietta Szold (Szold material documents both her Hadassah and non-Hadassah work), David Ben-Gurion, Chaim Weizmann, Louis Lipsky, Stephen Wise, Abba Eban, and Judah L. Magnes.

Included are articles, clippings, convention resolutions, correspondence, diary extracts, memorandums, minutes, press releases, printed ephemera, publications, reports, and speeches.

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Arrangement

This record group is arranged into four series:

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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 fragility or as required by the agreement between Hadassah and AJHS.

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

The Guide to the Hadassah Archives on Long-term Deposit at the American Jewish Historical Society, which describes the entire collection, can found here: http://digifindingaids.cjh.org/?pID=2916671.

Zionist political history material can be found throughout the Hadassah Archives.

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Separated Material

Oversized material was separated and stored in an oversized box. Folder-level notes connecting the items to their original folders and context were added when items were separated.

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Previous Finding Aids and Concordance

The printed finding aid from 1984 provides a wealth of information that may of interest to researchers. It can be found here: http://digital.cjh.org/3619620. Please note that the arrangement is no longer valid.

The concordance links the former box and folder numbers from the 1984 finding aid and addendum inventory to the current box and folder numbers in the 2016 finding aid. The concordance is provided for reference and can be used to track previous citations of material in the Zionist Political History Collection in the Hadassah Archives (I-578/RG 4). The concordance can be found here: http://digital.cjh.org/3619621.

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Microfilm

The Hadassah Archives include a record group comprised of microfilm, RG 19—Microforms. Series I, Subseries 4 contains reels related to Zionist political history.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Zionist Political History Collection in the Hadassah Archives; I-578/RG 4; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY.

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Acquisition Information

The Hadassah Archives, of which the Zionist Political History Collection in the Hadassah Archives (I-578/RG 4) is part, are on long-term deposit at the American Jewish Historical Society.

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Processing Information

The Zionist Political History Collection in the Hadassah Archives was originally organized in the early 1980s by Lawrence D. Geller and Ira Daly who worked for Hadassah as Archivist and Assistant Archivist, respectively. Hadassah had received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to organize its records and produce guides for several record groups. The guide (or finding aid), Zionist Political History in the Hadassah Archives, 1894-1957 was published in 1984.

In December 1999, Hadassah and the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) entered an agreement placing the Hadassah Archives on deposit at AJHS for its safekeeping and maintenance. In November 2000, the Hadassah Archives were moved to AJHS under the management of the Director of the Hadassah Archives, Susan Woodland. In 2014, under a new agreement between Hadassah and AJHS, the Hadassah Archives were placed on long-term deposit at AJHS.

In 2016, the Zionist Political History Collection in the Hadassah Archives was intellectually rearranged from fourteen series to four series and addendum material was incorporated into the new arrangement. Description from the 1984 finding aid was reused and/or revised and incorporated into the 2016 finding aid as much as possible. Series description was added and collection-level notes pertaining to acquisition, processing, access and use, separations, microfilm, preferred citation, previous finding aids and concordance, and related material were added as well. Many folder titles and dates were revised to be compliant with the archival descriptive standard, Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS).

The boxes were consolidated to save space and reduce damage to the material (slumping) and most plastic paper clips were removed. Boxes and folders were renumbered to create uniform numbering across the entire record group and a concordance was created linking the previous box and folder numbers to the new numbers. Some boxes were replaced and many of the folders were also replaced. Unprocessed materials were also incorporated into the collection.

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Bibliography

Books and other material pertaining to Zionism and Zionist history, as well as the two books by Marlin Levin on Hadassah documented in this record group (Balm in Gilead and It takes a dream: the story of Hadassah), can be found by searching the catalog of the Center for Jewish History. http://search.cjh.org

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Access Points

Click on a subject to search that term in the Center's catalog. Return to the Top of Page

Container List

Click the box in the request column to open the form that allows you to request a box for onsite viewing in the reading room at the Center for Jewish History, New York, NY.

 

Series I: Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America,  1912-1991

Material in this series is primarily in English with some Hebrew.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

This series contains material documenting early Hadassah history, as well as administrative records and subject files that chronicle Hadassah's activities and issues of concern to Hadassah. As a Zionist organization, many of these issues pertain to the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine and the subsequent development of the state of Israel after its founding in 1948. Included are articles, clippings, constitutions, correspondence, diary extracts, minutes, press releases, printed ephemera, and reports.

The material on early Hadassah history is particularly interesting as it includes writings, reminiscences, and correspondence of some of Hadassah's early founders. There are diary extracts of Gertrude Rosenblatt (formerly Gertrude Goldsmith) covering the years, 1911 to 1914; recollections of Lotta Levensohn concerning the founding of women's Zionist study groups; a report of the first convention of the Daughters of Zion of America (predecessor of Hadassah), 1914; Alice Seligsberg's "Chronicle of Hadassah, 1912-1914;" and two articles by Sarah Kussy, an early Hadassah leader from Newark, New Jersey (for more Kussy material see Series III). Other early Hadassah material in this series includes financial records, legal incorporation papers, constitutions and amendments, chronologies, administrative correspondence relating to the Pittsburgh Convention and the Hadassah Central Committee in 1921, and an administrative and organizational document (1927) describing the structure and workings of the organization at that time.

Material pertaining to Hadassah's activities and the issues the organization concerned itself with covers topics such as Hadassah's efforts to secure immigration for Jews to Palestine leading up to and during World War II; Jewish refugee relief; the founding of a Jewish state in Palestine; the partition of Palestine; relations between Jews and Arabs in Palestine and in the Middle East; Israel's relations with other countries; the immigration of Ethiopian Jews to Israel; the aftermath of the Holocaust; terrorism; and peace in the Middle East.

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37 6 Accountants—Correspondence with Hadassah 1939 request_box
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3 2 Administrative correspondence 1921-1922 request_box
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26 1 Amal Home Industry School—Appeal for funding—Correspondence 1937-1939 request_box
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22 11 Annual Hadassah budget digests 1949-1959 request_box
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35 12 Arab-Jewish relations—Correspondence 1938-1943 request_box
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26 4 Beth Sefer Reali Ivri (Hebrew Secondary School)—Brochure and correspondence 1937 request_box
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35 3 Bond drives for Israel—Correspondence, newsletters, pamphlets, and reports 1950-1952 request_box
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21 15 Cablegrams—Various correspondents 1934-1947 request_box
  

Correspondents include Haim Yassky and Judah L. Magnes.

 
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25 8 Children's Home of Haifa—Request for financial support to Junior Hadassah—Correspondence and report 1929 request_box
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2 8 Chronicle of Hadassah: 1912-1915 (reprint) by Alice L. Seligsberg with comments by Ruth Fromenson 1932, 1937 request_box
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15 6 Commission to Study the Organization of Peace—Correspondence, programs, and reports 1941-1943 request_box
15 4 Committee on Peace Studies (American Jewish Committee) 1940-1943 request_box
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21 14 Committees—Minutes of various Hadassah committees 1932-1943 request_box
  

Committees include the Hadassah Executive Committee; Hadassah National Board; Hadassah Emergency Committee; and the Committee of Education For Expanded Youth Aliyah Educational Program.

 
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45 1 Constitutions—Various organizations 1929-1950 request_box
  

Included are constitutions or resolutions of the Zionist Organization; the Jewish Agency for Palestine; the Jewish National Fund; and Hebrew University.

 
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39 5 Cyprus 1947-1959, 1973-1975 request_box
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OS Daughters of Zion of America—First Annual Convention report (photocopy of 1914 report) and letter 1972 request_box
  

The convention report (1914, photocopy) documents the first annual convention of the Daughters of Zion held in Rochester, New York on June 29-30, 1914. The report includes a list of delegates, financial information, and reports on activities. The decision to change the name of the organization from Daughters of Zion of America to Hadassah is also recorded in the report. The letter (1972) is from M. Heymann of the Central Zionist Archives (Jerusalem) to Aline Kaplan (Hadassah) regarding sending of the report.

 
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45 10 Daughters of Zion of America—Hadassah Chapter—Check from David H. Lieberman for $3.00 (facsimile) 1912 request_box
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2 7 Daughters of Zion of America—Report to members (draft) circa 1913 request_box
  

Presumed to be written by Alice Seligsberg with edits by Henrietta Szold.

 
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25 9 Education and schools in Palestine—Articles, correspondence, and reports 1926-1932 request_box
25 10 Education and schools in Palestine—Correspondence and reports 1939-1940 request_box
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39 6 Egypt 1956-1980 request_box
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43 8 Ethiopian Jewry—American Association for Ethiopian Jews 1979-1986 request_box
43 9 Ethiopian Jewry—Policy statements 1983-1991 request_box
43 10 Ethiopian Jewry 1955-1978 request_box
43 11 Ethiopian Jewry 1979-1987 request_box
43 12 Ethiopian Jewry 1984-1985 request_box
43 13 Ethiopian Jewry 1986-1990 request_box
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44 1 Ethiopian Jewry 1988-1991 request_box
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2 12 Financial records 1912-1914, 1923-1925 request_box
  

Includes handwritten accounts of income and expenditures and printed financial reports for the Daughters of Zion, Hadassah Chapter, 1912 to 1914, and printed monthly financial reports, 1923-1925.

 
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3 1 Financial records 1925-1945 request_box
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39 4 German restitutions—Conference on Jewish material claims against Germany—Correspondence, minutes, newsletters, and reports 1961-1982 request_box
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33 1 German restitutions—Conference on Jewish material claims against Germany—Correspondence, minutes, press releases, and reports 1951-1953 request_box
33 2 German restitutions—Conference on Jewish material claims against Germany—Correspondence, minutes, press releases, and reports 1954-1955 request_box
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39 7 Germany 1963-1967 request_box
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40 1 Germany—Statute of limitations on Nazi war crimes 1964-1979 request_box
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1 1 Hadassah Central Committee—Correspondence 1918-1921 request_box
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3 3 Hadassah chronologies 1912-1957 circa 1939-1965 request_box
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2 1 Hadassah constitution—Amendments 1966, 1972-1973 request_box
2 no folder Hadassah constitutions 1918-1934, 1941, 1971-1989 request_box
2 9 Hadassah history and Hadassah founders—Articles and correspondence 1920, 1937-1961 request_box
  

Included are two articles by Sarah Kussy and a reprint of The healing of the daughter of my people.

 
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3 10 Hadassah history—Articles, chronologies, essays, and reports 1921-1946 request_box
3 9 Hadassah history—Articles, essays, and reports 1921-1951 request_box
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4 1 Hadassah history—Articles, essays, and speeches 1927-1962 request_box
  

Most of the material concerns Henrietta Szold.

 
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2 6 Hadassah history—Correspondence, diary extracts, and writings 1933-1935, 1950, 1958-1967 request_box
  

Included are correspondence and diary extracts from Gertrude Rosenblatt (formerly Gertrude Goldsmith); writings and reminiscences of Lotta Levensohn; and an article on Henrietta Szold by Alice Seligsberg.

 
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3 7 Hadassah Representation, Executive Committee, Federation of American Zionists—5th Annual Subconvention of Hadassah—Extracts of minutes, 1914-1918 after 1918 request_box
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26 8 Hadassah Upper Galilee project—Land acquisition—Correspondence and reports 1938 request_box
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25 12 Haifa Nautical School—Establishment of—Clippings, correspondence, and reports 1937-1940 request_box
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27 3 Hapoel (sport association)—Appeal for funding—Letter and outline of organization 1930 request_box
  

Hapoel was established in 1926 in Palestine and was affiliated with the Federation of Jewish Labour in Eretz Israel (Histadrut).

 
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26 3 Hebrew Language Society—Funding—Correspondence 1936-1942 request_box
26 2 Hebrew stenography—Correspondence and pamphlet of Hebrew shorthand 1937-1938 request_box
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27 4 Henrietta Szold Grove on Mount Scopus—Planting and inauguration—Correspondence 1937-1938 request_box
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41 5 Holocaust—American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors (Washington, DC) 1982-1983 request_box
  

An oversized poster for the event was removed and is stored with other oversized material with this record group (OS Box 1, Folder 3).

 
41 6 Holocaust—American Jewish Commission on the Holocaust—Correspondence and report 1981-1983 request_box
  

Frieda Lewis, Bernice Tannenbaum, and Charlotte Jacobson were appointed to the Commission in 1981.

 
41 7 Holocaust—American Jewish Commission on the Holocaust—Reports (1 of 2) undated, 1983-1984 request_box
  

Includes the report, "The activities of American Jewry during the Holocaust, 1939-1945."

 
41 8 Holocaust—American Jewish Commission on the Holocaust—Reports (2 of 2) undated, 1983-1984 request_box
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42 1 Holocaust—Anti-Nazi tribute in Munich 1985 request_box
42 2 Holocaust—Anti-Semitism—Speech material request_box
42 3 Holocaust—Art objects 1980-1986 request_box
42 4 Holocaust—Commemorations 1979-1985 request_box
42 5 Holocaust—Commission on the Holocaust—Background material (readings) circa 1983 request_box
42 6 Holocaust—Mayor's Task Force on the Holocaust (New York City)—Report 1982 request_box
42 7 Holocaust—New York (State), Department of Education—Holocaust education in public schools 1981-1982 request_box
42 8 Holocaust—Survivors Memorial Foundation 1980-1982 request_box
42 9 Holocaust—Television shows 1977-1979 request_box
42 10 Holocaust—Various subjects 1977-1979 request_box
42 11 Holocaust—Warsaw Ghetto uprising commemorations 1962-1982 request_box
42 12 Holocaust—World Federation of Bergen Belsen Associations 1967-1968 request_box
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30 2 Honorary Council of Hadassah—Correspondence and minutes 1948-1969 request_box
  

Members who served twenty-five consecutive years on the National Board were appointed to the Honorary Council for life.

 
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27 5 Human interest stories—Articles and clippings 1937-1938 request_box
27 1 Immigration to Palestine—Circulated material, pamphlet, and press releases 1926-1947 request_box
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37 7 Immigration to Palestine—Correspondence 1937-1938 request_box
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40 2 Iran 1962-1980 request_box
40 3 Iraq 1949-1975 request_box
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37 12 Israel—Establishment of—Declaration and telegrams (photocopies) 1948 request_box
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27 12 Israel—10th anniversary of statehood—Articles, correspondence, proceedings, and publications 1958 request_box
27 13 Israel—10th anniversary of statehood—Celebration invitation letters and responses 1958 request_box
  

Includes responses from Pat Nixon and Eleanor Roosevelt.

 
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31 7 Israel—14th anniversary of statehood 1962 request_box
31 8 Israel—15th anniversary of statehood 1963 request_box
31 9 Israel—16th anniversary of statehood 1964 request_box
31 10 Israel—17th anniversary of statehood 1964-1965 request_box
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32 1 Israel—18th anniversary of statehood 1965-1966 request_box
32 2 Israel—19th anniversary of statehood 1967 request_box
32 3 Israel—20th anniversary of statehood—Planning for 1965-1968 request_box
  

An oversized copy of Hadassah magazine celebrating the 20th anniversary of the State of Israel was removed and is stored with other oversized material from this record group (OS Box 1, Folder 3).

 
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44 2 Israel—21st to 24th anniversary of statehood 1969-1972 request_box
44 3 Israel—25th anniversary of statehood 1971-1977 request_box
44 4 Israel—26th to 29th anniversary of statehood 1974-1977 request_box
44 5 Israel—30th anniversary of statehood 1978 request_box
44 6 Israel—32nd to 34th anniversary of statehood 1980-1982 request_box
44 7 Israel—35th anniversary of statehood 1983 request_box
44 8 Israel—36th to 38th anniversary of statehood 1984-1986 request_box
44 9 Israel—40th anniversary of statehood 1986-1988 request_box
44 10 Israel—40th anniversary of statehood 1988 request_box
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38 6 Israel-Arab War, 1967 (Six-Day War)—Cablegrams, correspondence, and reports 1967 May-July request_box
38 7 Israel-Arab War, 1967—Clippings 1967 request_box
38 8 Israel-Arab War, 1967—Minutes and reports 1967-1977 request_box
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39 1 Israel-Arab War, 1973—Bulletins and press releases 1973-1974, 1989 request_box
39 2 Israel-Arab War, 1973—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1973-1974 request_box
39 3 Israel-Arab War, 1973—Correspondence, minutes, press releases, and reports 1973 October request_box
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40 7 Israel-Arab War, 1982 1982 May-June request_box
40 8 Israel-Arab War, 1982 1982 June request_box
40 9 Israel-Arab War, 1982 1982 July request_box
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41 1 Israel-Arab War, 1982 1982 July request_box
41 2 Israel-Arab War, 1982 1982 August-October request_box
41 3 Israel-Arab War, 1982 1983 request_box
41 4 Israel-Arab War, 1982 1982-1983 request_box
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18 10 Jewish Army—Establishment of—Clippings, correspondence, and public relations material (1 of 2) 1941-1942 request_box
  

Hadassah was a participant of the American Emergency Committee for Zionist Affairs. The Jewish Army Committee (or Committee for a Jewish Army) was an independent committee outside the aegis of any Zionist body. The campaign to win public support for a Jewish military force base in Palestine is the subject of the material.

 
18 11 Jewish Army—Establishment of—Clippings, correspondence, and public relations material (2 of 2) 1941-1942 request_box
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45 17 Jewish Girls Trade School of Jerusalem—Appeal for funding before 1948 request_box
  

The appeal is titled "What of the Jewish adolescent girl in Jerusalem? Shall we let her be lost to the Old City?" and was signed by Sevia Antopolska.

 
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15 3 "Jewish post-war problems: a study course"—Unit VI: Palestine in the New World 1943 request_box
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33 7 Jewish refugees—Correspondence, minutes, and resolutions 1939 request_box
  

Includes minutes of the Executive Committee of the United Jewish Appeal for Refugees and Oversees Needs and minutes of an interview with the Commissioner of Migration and Statistics.

 
33 6 Jewish refugees—Publications and reports 1938-1945 request_box
  

Subjects include a sociological survey of Jewish refugees; Dutch Jewish refugees; the absorptive capacity of Palestine; and the plight of displaced Jews in Europe.

 
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36 3 Jewish State—Arab-Jewish incidents and warfare—Correspondence and reports 1947-1949 request_box
36 6 Jewish State—Casualties—Correspondence and reports 1947-1948 request_box
  

Subjects include the death of Hans Beyth; killed or wounded HMO staff; and the attack on the Hadassah Medical Organization convoy.

 
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23 6 Jewish State in Palestine—Establishment of—Cablegrams 1947-1948 request_box
23 7 Jewish State in Palestine—Establishment of—Circulated material and clippings 1947-1948 request_box
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24 1 Jewish State in Palestine—Establishment of—Constitution (preliminary outline) and celebratory correspondence 1947-1948 request_box
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26 7 Julian Mack-Stephen Wise Forest—Establishment of—Correspondence 1938-1940 request_box
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37 9 Kashruth (dietary laws) policy at Hadassah events—Correspondence 1946-1947 request_box
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27 6 Kfar Menachem (kibbutz settled by Americans)—Status update and photographs 1940 request_box
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26 5 Laemel School of Jerusalem—Funding for a gymnasium—Correspondence 1936-1937 request_box
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25 11 Maya Rosenberg School for Yemenite Children—Funding—Correspondence and reports 1939-1943 request_box
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43 7 Middle East peace 1983-1988 request_box
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45 8 Miscellaneous material undated, 1923, 1938, 1968-1970 request_box
  

Includes a translation of an Arabic letter from the Palestine Club of Tiberias to Colonel Kisch of the Palestine Zionist Executive (1923); a one-page printed item on statistics regarding Jews published by a synagogue in Brooklyn, New York (1938); newsletters and memorandum from several Zionist organizations in the United States (1970); and pamphlets concerning Soviet Jewry (1970), among other items.

 
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36 4 Missions to Palestine by the National Board of Hadassah—Minutes 1946-1948 request_box
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22 7 The Nation—Correspondence with Hadassah 1945-1948 request_box
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21 6 National Board of Hadassah—Pre-convention minutes and speeches by Rose Halprin and Moshe Kol 1950 request_box
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1 6 Ner Tamid Fund dispute—Correspondence 1915-1927 request_box
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3 6 Organization and administrative activities report and organization manual 1927 request_box
  

The report and manual was prepared by H.A. Hopf and Company. It includes a Hadassah organizational chart. The organizational chart has been removed and is stored with other oversized material from this record group (OS Box 1, Folder 3). A photocopy of the chart remains in the folder.

 
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33 10 Palestine Post—Correspondence with Hadassah 1947-1948 request_box
  

Renamed the Jerusalem Post in 1950.

 
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9 1 Palestine Royal Commission—Memorandums submitted by Hadassah on American Jewish interest in medical and health welfare work in Palestine 1936-1937 request_box
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8 6 Partition of Palestine—Articles, reports, and statements 1936-1937 request_box
8 7 Partition of Palestine—Articles, reports, and statements 1936-1937 request_box
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9 3 Partition of Palestine—Cablegrams, clippings, and report 1937-1939 request_box
  

Oversized clippings were removed and are stored with other oversized material from this record group (OS Box 1, Folder 3).

 
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OS Box 1 3 Partition of Palestine—Clippings 1937 request_box
  

Preservation note: the New York Times clipping is very fragile.

 
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13 10 Partition of Palestine—Correspondence to Stephen S. Wise and others 1937 request_box
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8 8 Partition of Palestine—Correspondence, diary notes, and report by Moshe Shertok (Jewish Agency for Palestine) 1938-1939 request_box
8 4 Partition of Palestine—Executive of the Jewish Agency for Palestine submission of memorandums to the Palestine Partition Commission 1938 request_box
8 5 Partition of Palestine—Executive of the Jewish Agency for Palestine submission of memorandums to the Palestine Partition Commission 1938 request_box
8 3 Partition of Palestine—Jewish State Party articles and correspondence 1936-1937 request_box
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9 2 Partition of Palestine—Memorandums, press releases, and reports for circulation 1937-1938 request_box
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45 14 Partition of Palestine—"Palestine partition and United States security" 1948 request_box
45 5 Peace aims—Post-war—Correspondence, programs, and report 1944-1946 request_box
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15 8 Peace and post-war issues—Bibliographies, correspondence, and study outlines 1941 request_box
15 5 Peace and post-war issues—Memorandums, newsletters, and pamphlets 1938-1943 request_box
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26 6 Pedagogical Institute for Biology (Tel Aviv)—Brochure and correspondence 1937 request_box
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21 3 Peki'in (Buqie'a) land acquisition—Correspondence 1927 request_box
  

Correspondents include Irma Lindheim, E. Michael Bluestone, Yitzhak Ben Zvei, and J. Ettinger.

 
21 1 Polish Jews—Post-war issues and actions—Correspondence, press releases, and reports 1944-1946 request_box
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45 9 Political Committee—Correspondence and minutes 1945-1946 request_box
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40 4 Saudi Arabia 1976-1981 request_box
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45 7 School for Asiatic Studies (New York)—Announcements of courses and correspondence 1945-1947 request_box
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1 8 Shekel campaign 1933 request_box
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5 1 Shekel campaign—Correspondence and minutes 1946-1948 request_box
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30 4 Sherut La'am ("Service to the People") youth program—Program material and reports 1965-1971 request_box
  

This was a youth program that recruited youth for a volunteer service in Israel.

 
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27 2 Simons, David W.—Transfer of land in Balfouria (Palestine) to Hadassah—Correspondence 1926-1931 request_box
  

Hadassah then transferred the land to the Jewish National Fund (JNF).

 
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3 8 Social Service in Palestine—Correspondence and reports 1915, 1927-1943 request_box
  

Includes a report on prostitution in Palestine; a memorandum regarding the establishment of a rural educational institution for boys; and a copy of a letter from Henrietta Szold concerning the establishment of a system of visiting nurses in Palestine. An oversized clipping from The Palestine Bulletin was removed and is stored with other oversized material from this record group (OS Box 1, Folder 3).

 
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37 5 Solicitations for financial support from individuals and institutions in Palestine—Verification of authenticity and need—Correspondence and reports 1937-1940 request_box
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15 7 Study course on peace aims and post-war settlement—Correspondence and report 1941-1942 request_box
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40 5 Syria 1966-1974 request_box
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42 13 Terrorism—Conference on International Terrorism (Washington, DC) (1 of 2) 1984 request_box
42 14 Terrorism—Conference on International Terrorism (Washington, DC) (2 of 2) 1984 request_box
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43 1 Terrorism—Entebbe 1976-1977, 1986 request_box
43 2 Terrorism—Hebron massacre 1980 request_box
43 3 Terrorism—Hijacking 1969-1974 request_box
43 4 Terrorism—Jerusalem bus 1983 request_box
43 5 Terrorism—Kiryat Shmona 1974-1981 request_box
43 6 Terrorism—Various subjects 1984-1989 request_box
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33 3 Trial of Adolf Eichmann—Correspondence, memorandums, and reports 1960-1961 request_box
  

Oversized clippings on the trial were removed and are stored with other oversized material from this record group (OS Box 1, Folder 3).

 
33 4 Trial of Adolf Eichmann—Correspondence, press coverage material, and television transcript 1961-1962 request_box
  

Oversized clippings and publication ("Dossier on Eichmann) were removed and are stored with other oversized material from this record group (OS Box 1, Folder 3).

 
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40 6 Vietnam 1965-1980 request_box
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Series II: Other Organizations, Governments, Committees, and Conferences,  1923-1979

Material in this series is primarily in English with some Hebrew.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

This series documents Hadassah's relations with other Zionist organizations in the United States, Europe, and Palestine/Israel and documents Hadassah's interactions with government bodies and inter-governmental organizations such as the United States Department of State and the United Nations. It also contains material pertaining to Hadassah representatives' service on Zionist committees and participation in conferences. Included are articles, clippings, correspondence, minutes, pamphlets, publications, and reports on subjects such as the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine; the partition of Palestine; women’s suffrage in Palestine; Hadassah's participation in the Zionist Congress; human rights; Jewish refugees; and Arab-Jewish relations, among others. Of note is material documenting Hadassah's strained relationship with the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) during the ZOA presidency of Louis Lipsky (see also Series III); the election of Hadassah delegates to the Zionist Congress and to the ZOA convention; and Hadassah's relations with other women's Zionist organizations such as the Women's International Zionist Organization (WIZO). This series includes the minutes of special executive meetings between Hadassah and WIZO in 1930 concerning Henrietta Szold's comprehensive plan for women's work in Palestine.

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5 3 Allied Jewish Campaign—Agreement and correspondence 1929-1931 request_box
  

An organizational chart of the Jewish Agency for Palestine was removed and stored with other oversized material from this record group (OS Box 1, Folder 3).

 
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26 9 American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science—Brochure, correspondence, minutes, and reports 1946-1948 request_box
  

Rebecca Shulman served on the Board of Directors.

 
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28 6 American Council for Judaism—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1959-1968 request_box
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35 8 American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)—Correspondence with Hadassah 1946-1948 request_box
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19 1 American Zionist Council—Circulated correspondence and reports 1951-1952 request_box
  

Etta Rosensohn, Hadassah National President (1952-1953), served on the Executive Committee of the American Zionist Council at the same time as her presidency.

 
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45 12 American Zionist Council—Correspondence and minutes 1963 request_box
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28 3 American Zionist Council—Conferences—Correspondence, memorandums, minutes, and resolutions 1965-1969 request_box
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45 13 American Zionist Council—Future of—Writing by James G. Heller and other (unsigned) circa 1950s request_box
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23 3 American Zionist Council—Proceedings of the First American Zionist Assembly 1953 request_box
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30 3 American Zionist Youth Foundation—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1964-1969 request_box
  

Rose Halprin served on the Board of Trustees in the 1960s. Hadassah had a representative on the Foundation who would attend meetings and report back to the National Board.

 
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10 1 Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry—Clippings, press releases, and statements 1945-1946 request_box
  

An oversized clipping was removed and is stored with other oversized material from this record group (OS Box 1, Folder 3).

 
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37 10 Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry—Correspondence and Committee recommendations 1946 request_box
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9 8 Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry—Correspondence and reports 1946 request_box
9 7 Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry—Memorandums and reports for circulation 1945-1946 request_box
9 4 Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry—Memorandums and statements submitted to the Committee 1946 request_box
9 5 Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry—Memorandums and statements submitted to the Committee 1946 request_box
9 6 Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry—Memorandums submitted and Committee report 1946 request_box
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17 1 Arab-Jewish Relations Committee—Articles, clippings, correspondence, and reports 1931-1944 request_box
17 2 Arab-Jewish Relations Committee—Articles, lectures, and reports 1941-1943 request_box
17 3 Arab-Jewish Relations Committee—Bibliography, correspondence, membership list, notes, and report 1931-1937 request_box
  

The report, "An approach to the Arab Question in Palestine (1931)," is by Edward A. Norman.

 
17 4 Arab-Jewish Relations Committee—Correspondence 1936-1942 request_box
  

Much of the correspondence involves Rose Jacobs.

 
17 5 Arab-Jewish Relations Committee—Correspondence 1937-1942 request_box
  

Much of the correspondence involves Rose Jacobs. Mania Shohat and Louis D. Brandeis are both primary correspondents.

 
17 6 Arab-Jewish Relations Committee—Correspondence 1939-1942 request_box
  

Much of the correspondence involves Rose Jacobs.

 
17 7 Arab-Jewish Relations Committee—Correspondence 1940-1943 request_box
17 8 Arab-Jewish Relations Committee—Correspondence and reports 1942 request_box
  

Most of the correspondence and reports are from Lotta Levensohn who served as a correspondent for the Committee. Rose Jacobs is the primary correspondent with Levensohn.

 
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18 1 Arab-Jewish Relations Committee—Correspondence and reports by David Werner Senator 1934-1942 request_box
  

Some of the materials are copies from the files of David Werner Senator.

 
18 2 Arab-Jewish Relations Committee—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1940-1942 request_box
  

Subjects include the League for Arab-Jewish Rapprochement and Cooperation and the platform of the Judeo-Arab Accord.

 
18 3 Arab-Jewish Relations Committee—Correspondence, reports, and speeches 1940-1943 request_box
  

Includes speeches of Moshe Shertok and David Ben-Gurion and correspondence with Louis D. Brandeis.

 
18 4 Arab-Jewish Relations Committee—Letter from Nahum Goldmann and speech by William F. Albright 1942 request_box
18 5 Arab-Jewish Relations Committee—Memorandums and reports 1940-1944 request_box
18 6 Arab-Jewish Relations Committee—Minutes 1942-1943 request_box
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36 1 Arab-Jewish Relations Committee—Minutes and reports 1939-1942 request_box
36 2 Arab-Jewish Relations Committee—Reports and study material 1942 request_box
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18 7 Arab-Jewish Relations Committee—Reports and study material by Moshe Perlman 1941-1944 request_box
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21 4 Arab-Jewish Relations Committee—Translations of reports concerning Jamil Mardam Bey (Syria) and Tawfiq Abu el-Huda (Transjordan) 1939 request_box
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37 4 Christadelphians (Christian organization)—Correspondence with Hadassah 1933-1934 request_box
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31 5 Committee for International Economic Growth—Correspondence, pamphlets, and reports 1958-1962 request_box
31 4 Committee for World Development and World Disarmament—Correspondence, report, and study guide 1957-1962 request_box
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21 8 Committee on Control and Authorization of Campaigns—Correspondence from the Jewish Agency for Palestine 1949-1950 request_box
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31 6 Committee on Manpower Opportunities in Israel—Correspondence and reports 1963-1970 request_box
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1 14 Committee on Unity for Palestine—Correspondence 1946-1948 request_box
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28 4 Conference on Human Needs in Israel—Conference material and correspondence 1969 request_box
  

Includes a conference invitation letter from Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir to former Hadassah National President Charlotte Jacobson.

 
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23 1 Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds—Budget digests 1961-1979 request_box
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19 2 Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds—Correspondence with Hadassah 1938-1940 request_box
  

Hadassah was a member of the Council.

 
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23 2 Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds—General Assembly program and reports 1966 request_box
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30 1 Council of National Organizations for Children and Youth—Correspondence, memorandums, and reports 1959-1969 request_box
  

Hadassah's Youth Aliyah Chairman and American Affairs Chairman represented Hadassah at meetings of the Council. Hadassah was a member of this organization.

 
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13 1 Emergency Committee for Zionist Affairs—Minutes 1939-1942 request_box
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6 6 Executive of the Jewish Agency for Palestine—American Section—Correspondence and minutes 1949-1951 request_box
6 7 Executive of the Jewish Agency for Palestine—American Section—Correspondence and minutes 1949-1951 request_box
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7 2 Executive of the Jewish Agency for Palestine—American Section—Correspondence and minutes 1951-1952 request_box
7 1 Executive of the Jewish Agency for Palestine—American Section—Correspondence and minutes concerning the end of Mandatory Palestine and creation of the State of Israel 1948-1949 request_box
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6 4 Executive of the Jewish Agency for Palestine—American Section—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1947-1949 request_box
  

Subjects include the conflict and fighting between Jews and Arabs in Palestine and United Nations' activities concerning Palestine.

 
6 5 Executive of the Jewish Agency for Palestine—American Section—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1948-1951 request_box
  

An oversized report of the Economic Department of the Jewish Agency on its activities (1949) was removed and is stored with other oversized material from this record group (OS Box 1, Folder 3).

 
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7 4 Executive of the Jewish Agency for Palestine—American Section—Rose Halprin correspondence and related material while serving as Acting Chairman 1949 request_box
7 5 Executive of the Jewish Agency for Palestine—American Section—Rose Halprin file of correspondence and related material 1949-1952 request_box
  

This file contains glossaries and other reference material scanned by former Hadassah archivist, Susan Woodland.

 
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13 3 Executive of the Zionist Organization—Correspondence concerning Hadassah's membership 1937 request_box
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23 4 First World Jewish Youth Convention—Proceedings 1958 request_box
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29 4 Foreign Policy Association—Correspondence, pamphlets, and reports 1957-1970 request_box
  

A representative (generally the Chairman) from Hadassah's American Affairs Committee attended FPA events and meetings on behalf of Hadassah.

 
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25 6 Gedud Ha-Avodah (workers cooperative)—Financial relationship with Hadassah—Correspondence and reports (1 of 2) 1924-1927 request_box
25 7 Gedud Ha-Avodah (workers cooperative)—Financial relationship with Hadassah—Correspondence and reports (2 of 2) 1924-1927 request_box
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12 6 General Zionists—Articles, correspondence, and memorandums 1934-1939 request_box
  

An oversized clipping was removed and is stored with other oversized material from this record group (OS Box 1, Folder 3).

 
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45 3 Hebrew Committee of National Liberation—Letter from Peter H. Bergson to Chaim Weizmann (copy) 1945 request_box
  

"Compiled by Mrs. Van Tyne."

 
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20 5 Ihud—Articles and minutes (includes index) (1 of 2) 1931-1942 request_box
  

"Compiled by Mrs. Van Tyne."

 
20 6 Ihud—Articles and minutes (2 of 2) 1931-1942 request_box
20 8 Ihud—Correspondence and memorandums 1942 request_box
  

Correspondents include Hadassah, Judah L. Magnes, and Henrietta Szold.

 
20 7 Ihud—Hadassah's policy toward Ihud 1941-1942 request_box
20 9 Ihud—Magnes, Judah L.—Articles and press statements 1941-1942 request_box
20 10 Ihud—Magnes, Judah L.—Clippings 1929 request_box
  

Some are photocopies.

 
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31 3 International Development Conference—Correspondence, minutes, programs, and speech 1965-1978 request_box
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29 1 Israel government—Department of Customs and Excise—Correspondence and minutes 1948-1956 request_box
29 2 Israel government—Department of Customs and Excise—Correspondence and minutes 1957-1959 request_box
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30 5 Jewish Agency for Israel—American Section—Correspondence, minutes, and reports (1 of 2) 1960-1970 request_box
30 6 Jewish Agency for Israel—American Section—Correspondence, minutes, and reports (2 of 2) 1960-1970 request_box
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31 1 Jewish Agency for Israel—Israel office—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1960-1966 request_box
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5 8 Jewish Agency for Palestine—Articles and reports 1935-1938 request_box
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6 2 Jewish Agency for Palestine—Correspondence and minutes 1937-1939 request_box
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4 4 Jewish Agency for Palestine—Correspondence and reports 1946-1948 request_box
4 6 Jewish Agency for Palestine—Eban, Abba—Correspondence and speeches 1946-1948 request_box
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6 3 Jewish Agency for Palestine—Emergency loan—Correspondence and reports 1940 request_box
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5 2 Jewish Agency for Palestine—End of Mandatory Palestine and creation of the State of Israel—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1939-1948 request_box
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4 8 Jewish Agency for Palestine—Goldmann, Nahum—Correspondence and speeches 1946-1947 request_box
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5 9 Jewish Agency for Palestine—Health services 1930-1933, 1948 request_box
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4 9 Jewish Agency for Palestine—Kaplan, Eliezer—Correspondence, minutes, and speech 1946-1947 request_box
  

Treasurer.

 
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7 3 Jewish Agency for Palestine—Minutes and reports 1946-1947 request_box
  

Subjects include Youth Aliyah, immigration, trade and industry in Palestine, and the end of Mandatory Palestine.

 
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4 2 Jewish Agency for Palestine—Reports 1929-1930 request_box
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6 1 Jewish Agency for Palestine—Reports 1937-1939 request_box
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4 5 Jewish Agency for Palestine—Senator, David Werner—Correspondence and memorandums 1930-1939 request_box
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5 5 Jewish Agency for Palestine—Sokolow, Nahum—Correspondence 1931-1934 request_box
5 4 Jewish Agency for Palestine—Weizmann, Chaim—Correspondence, reports, and speeches 1929-1940 request_box
  

Weizmann served as president of the Jewish Agency (based in London).

 
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4 7 Jewish Agency for Palestine and Zionist Organization—Executive correspondence 1946-1948 request_box
4 3 Jewish Agency for Palestine/Israel—Reports 1930-1950 request_box
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33 8 Jewish Theological Seminary of America—Correspondence with Hadassah 1946-1948 request_box
  

Contains material concerning a conference on "A University of Judaism" including the conference program and a speech by Herbert H. Lehman.

 
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37 8 League in Aid of Jewish Public Kindergartens—Correspondence and reports 1933, 1939-1940 request_box
  

Includes a 1933 report on the history of playgrounds in Palestine.

 
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5 10 Legislative Council in Palestine—Articles and correspondence 1934-1936 request_box
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26 10 Material for Palestine (organization)—Correspondence with Hadassah 1948 request_box
  

Material for Palestine was organized to channel the flow of non-embargoed material from American Jews to Jews in Palestine.

 
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31 2 National Conference on International Economic and Social Development—Correspondence, programs, and reports 1957-1964 request_box
  

Includes: 1957—Program, Denise Tourover report to the Conference; 1958—Published report of the conference; 1960—Rose Matzkin report of the activities of the conference to the National Board of Hadassah; 1967—Denise Tourover and Fannie Cohen report to the National Board of Hadassah on the Conference; 1973—Report and activities of the Conference.

 
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29 3 National Conference on United States Foreign Policy—Conference material and correspondence 1950-1953 request_box
  

Denise Tourover attended the conferences for Hadassah.

 
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20 2 National Council of Jewish Women—Correspondence with Hadassah 1946-1948 request_box
  

Subjects include mental health services, the establishment of the State of Israel, and membership figures.

 
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37 16 National Council of Jewish Women in Australia—Reading, Fanny—Correspondence with Hadassah 1926-1938 request_box
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20 3 National Council of Women of the United States—Correspondence with Hadassah 1946-1948 request_box
  

Hadassah was a constituent part of the National Council of Women.

 
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29 5 National Jewish Welfare Board—Annual reports, correspondence, and minutes 1962-1969 request_box
  

Hadassah was an affiliated organization.

 
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20 11 National Jewish Welfare Board—Correspondence, minutes, press releases, and report 1947-1948 request_box
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36 5 Palestine Foundation Fund (Keren Hayesod)—Bylaws (proposed amended), correspondence, and minutes 1942-1948 request_box
  

Judith Epstein and Rose Jacobs served as Chairman.

 
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24 8 Palestine Jewish Women Equal Rights Association—Correspondence regarding women's suffrage in Palestine 1925 request_box
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18 9 Palestine Royal Commission—Correspondence and reports 1936-1937 request_box
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13 2 Palestine Zionist Executive—Relationship with Hadassah—Correspondence 1927 request_box
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19 3 Poale Zion (Labor Zionist Organization of America)—Correspondence and statement 1946-1948 request_box
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15 1 Political Education Committee (Hadassah)—Circulated material, lectures, and study guides on peace and post-war issues 1941 request_box
15 2 Political Education Committee (Hadassah)—Lectures and notes on peace and post-war issues 1942-1943 request_box
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29 6 President's Commission on the Status of Women—Correspondence and reports 1961-1966 request_box
  

Denise Tourover served as Hadassah's representative at events and meetings.

 
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35 9 Society of the Bible in the Hands of its Creators—Correspondence concerning the rental of office space in Jerusalem 1942 request_box
  

An oversized clipping was removed and is stored with other oversized material from this record group (OS Box 1, Folder 3).

 
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13 6 Sub-committee of the Palestine Planning Committee of Nine—Correspondence concerning Rose Jacobs and draft of plan to be submitted to the Palestine Committee 1935 request_box
  

Correspondents include Isaac M. Rubinow of B'nai Brith (also was the first Director of the Hadassah Medical Organization).

 
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28 5 Territorial Zionist Federations—Discourse and decisions regarding Territorial Federations—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1956-1959 request_box
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10 5 United Nations Conference on International Organization (San Francisco)—Clippings, correspondence, publications, and reports 1945 request_box
10 6 United Nations Conference on International Organization (San Francisco)—Jewish response, mobilization, and actions—Circulated material, clippings, correspondence, and reports 1945 request_box
10 7 United Nations conferences in Berlin, Dumbarton Oaks, London, Moscow, and Potsdam—Circulated material, correspondence, and reports 1945-1946 request_box
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11 1 United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA)—Correspondence and pamphlets 1944-1946 request_box
  

Subjects include a clothing drive, aid for war refugees, and Youth Aliyah.

 
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10 9 United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA)—Correspondence with and about the UNRRA 1944-1947 request_box
  

Correspondence is mainly between Hadassah and UNRRA personnel, chiefly Pessa Polasky (later Pessa Kadinoff). Subjects include UNRRA training and a clothing drive.

 
10 8 United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA)—General Frederick Morgan's statement and resignation—Clippings and correspondence 1946 request_box
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11 2 United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP)—Circulated material, correspondence, memorandums, and press releases 1947-1948 request_box
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10 2 United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP)—Report to the General Assembly (volumes I and II) 1947 request_box
10 3 United Nations Special Committee on Palestine (UNSCOP)—Report to the General Assembly (volume III), Annex A: oral evidence presented at public meetings 1947 request_box
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27 14 United Nations—Economic and Social Council—Report on economic, social, and human rights programs 1960 request_box
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26 14 United Nations—Internationalization of Jerusalem 1949 request_box
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11 4 United Nations—Memorandums, speeches, and statement to the United Nations 1947-1950 request_box
  

Speakers include Abba Hillel Silver, Abba (Aubrey) Eban, Moshe Shertok, and David Ben-Gurion.

 
11 6 United Nations—Palestine question—Circulated material and press releases 1947-1948 request_box
11 3 United Nations—Palestine question—Circulated material, correspondence, memorandums, and press releases 1947-1948 request_box
  

An oversized United Nations map showing the Palestine plan of partition with economic union, 1947, was separated and is stored with other oversized material from this record group (OS Box 1, Folder 3).

 
11 5 United Nations—Palestine question—Pamphlets and publications 1946-1948 request_box
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12 3 United Nations—Partition vote—Letter from Michael Comay to Bernard Gering (copy) 1947 request_box
12 1 United Nations—Various subjects—Correspondence and reports 1945-1948 request_box
  

Subjects include the International Committee on Refugees, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the International Health Conference.

 
12 2 United Nations—Various subjects—Correspondence and reports 1946-1948 request_box
  

Subjects include the International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Appeal for Children, and Youth Aliyah.

 
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10 4 United Nations—Vote to establish a Jewish State—Telegram from Rose Halprin 1947 request_box
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19 6 United Palestine Appeal—Correspondence 1944-1948 request_box
19 7 United Palestine Appeal—Correspondence 1945-1948 request_box
  

Judith Epstein served as a National Co-Chairman for the United Palestine Appeal/United Israel Appeal.

 
19 8 United Palestine Appeal/United Israel Appeal—Conference material, minutes, and reports 1944-1952 request_box
  

Hadassah served on the Board.

 
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22 2 United States Congress—Circulated material and correspondence 1944-1946 request_box
  

Includes Emanuel Cellers' tribute to Henrietta Szold, and Helen Gahagan Douglas and Claire Boothe Luce correspondence with Hadassah National Board members.

 
22 3 United States Congress—Javits, Jacob K.—Correspondence and report on his trip to Palestine 1947-1948 request_box
22 4 United States Congress—Resolution on Palestine 1945 request_box
  

Includes excerpts of minutes from National Board and Executive Committee meetings and non-Hadassah material such as clippings, speeches, and a booklet of the proceedings of the House of Representatives.

 
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21 17 United States Department of State—Correspondence 1946-1948 request_box
  

Topics covered include State Department support of Hadassah's protest of British treatment of refugees aboard the ship Exodus, a letter from Hazel Greenwald regarding a fundraising film (1947), an attack on Hadassah Hospital (1948), foreign policy, and Department of State conferences. An oversized New York Herald Tribune advertisement (1946) of a letter to the Democratic National Committee paid for by the Greater New York Zionist Actions Committee was removed and is now stored with other oversized material from this record group (OS Box 1, Folder 3).

 
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37 11 United States Department of State—Correspondence 1944-1946 request_box
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22 5 United States Department of State—Correspondence concerning issues resulting from the Hadassah Medical Organization convoy attack on Mount Scopus 1948 request_box
22 1 United States Department of State—Request for governmental support for reparations from the British Government for damages incurred during the Hadassah Medical Organization convoy attack on Mount Scopus 1948 request_box
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24 10 Va'ad Leumi—Correspondence and report 1931-1936 request_box
  

Subjects include Pincus Rutenberg, Hadassah Medical Organization budget, and the Va'ad Leumi committee on the celebration of the 800th anniversary of Maimonides.

 
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25 1 Va'ad Leumi—Correspondence and reports 1940-1942 request_box
25 2 Va'ad Leumi—Relations with Hadassah Medical Organization—Correspondence and reports 1946-1948 request_box
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24 9 Va'ad Leumi—Szold, Henrietta—Correspondence and reports 1926-1941 request_box
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20 4 Various organizations—Correspondence with Hadassah 1946-1948 request_box
  

Organizations include the Mizrahi Organization of America, Pioneer Women (Women's Labor Zionist Organization of America), and the National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare.

 
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8 1 War Emergency Conference of the World Jewish Congress (1944)—List of delegates, reports, resolutions, and speeches 1944-1945 request_box
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26 11 Women's Action Committee for Lasting Peace—Circulated material and correspondence with Hadassah 1946-1948 request_box
26 12 Women's Conference on International Affairs—Correspondence and reports 1944-1945 request_box
26 13 Women's International Exposition—Correspondence and program 1946-1960 request_box
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24 3 Women's International Zionist Organization (WIZO)—Correspondence with Hadassah 1923-1930, 1972 request_box
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21 12 Women's International Zionist Organization (WIZO)—Correspondence with Hadassah 1930 request_box
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24 4 Women's International Zionist Organization (WIZO)—Correspondence with Hadassah 1930-1932 request_box
24 5 Women's International Zionist Organization (WIZO)—Correspondence with Hadassah 1932-1933 request_box
  

An oversized clipping from Selbstwehr (a Zionist weekly published in Prague from 1907-1938) concerning the 1932 WIZO conference was removed and is now stored with other oversized material from this record group (OS Box 1, Folder 3).

 
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20 1 Women's International Zionist Organization (WIZO)—Correspondence with Hadassah 1944-1947 request_box
  

Subjects include WIZO-Hadassah relations and Polish Jews stranded in Shanghai.

 
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24 6 Women's International Zionist Organization (WIZO)—Correspondence with Hadassah 1944-1948 request_box
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13 11 Women's International Zionist Organization (WIZO)—Newsletters and printed ephemera 1940-1941 request_box
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24 7 Women's International Zionist Organization (WIZO) and Hadassah relations—Minutes of special executive meetings held in London 1930 June-July request_box
  

Attendees included Henrietta Szold as a representative of the Jewish Agency for Palestine. Hadassah representatives included Rose Jacobs and Tamar de Sola Pool. WIZO representatives included Vera Weizmann, Rebecca Sieff, Edith Eder, Henrietta Irwell, and Romana Goodman. Szold, WIZO, and Hadassah executives met to discuss Szold's comprehensive plan on the future of women's work in Palestine.

 
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45 11 Women's International Zionist Organization (WIZO) and Hadassah relations—Notes by Tamar de Sola Pool circa 1930s request_box
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35 6 Women's Zionist organizations—Correspondence with and minutes regarding 1926-1941 request_box
  

Organizations include the Council of Jewish Women of Australia, the Women's Zionist Council of South Africa, and the Council of Jewish Women's Organizations in Palestine.

 
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19 4 World Confederation of General Zionists—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1952, 1961, 1980 request_box
  

Judith Epstein, Rose Halprin, Marian Greenberg, and Etta Rosensohn served on the Executive Committee of the World Confederation of General Zionists in 1952.

 
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16 9 World Jewish Congress—Correspondence, minutes, printed ephemera, and reports 1944-1948 request_box
16 10 World Jewish Congress—Correspondence with Hadassah Chapters and Regions 1946-1947 request_box
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45 16 World Jewish Congress—Minutes, photograph, press releases, and report 1984-1985 request_box
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8 2 World Zionist Conference at London—Correspondence, reports, and resolutions 1945 request_box
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16 3 World Zionist Congress—Circulated materials to Hadassah Chapter Presidents and Political Chairmen 1946 request_box
16 2 World Zionist Congress—Clippings 1946 request_box
16 11 World Zionist Congress—Correspondence, minutes, reports, and resolutions 1946-1951 request_box
16 4 World Zionist Congress—Delegates—Circulated material, correspondence, and list of Hadassah delegates 1946 request_box
16 1 World Zionist Congress—Hadassah Chapters and Regions correspondence 1946 request_box
16 6 World Zionist Congress—Instructions from the Executive of the Zionist Organization regarding delegate elections and the Shekel Campaign 1946 request_box
16 8 World Zionist Congress—Platforms of Hadassah and the General Zionists of America—Correspondence, minutes, statements, and report 1946 request_box
16 5 World Zionist Congress—Shekel campaign—Circulated material, correspondence, and minutes 1946 request_box
16 7 World Zionist Congress—Various subjects—Correspondence and minutes 1945-1946 request_box
  

Subjects include the election of a Hadassah representative to the Executive of the World Zionist Organization, the election of delegates, and the Shekel Campaign.

 
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7 10 Zionist Congress—Bulletins and circulated material for the 21st Zionist Congress at Geneva 1939 request_box
7 8 Zionist Congress—Circulated correspondence and reports 1933 request_box
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35 2 Zionist Congress—Correspondence and commissions list 1951, 1964, 1978 request_box
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5 7 Zionist Congress—Correspondence, memorandums, and reports 1931-1932 request_box
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12 7 Zionist Congress—Election of Hadassah delegates to the 20th Zionist Congress—Articles, circulated material, correspondence, and printed ephemera 1937 request_box
  

An oversized ballot for the election of delegates to the 20th Zionist Congress was removed and is stored with other oversized material from this record group (OS Box 1, Folder 3).

 
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23 5 Zionist Congress—Reports from 1968 to 1971 submitted to the 28th congress in Jerusalem 1971 request_box
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5 6 Zionist Congress—Resolutions 1925-1930 request_box
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7 9 Zionist Congress—Resolutions of the 20th Zionist Congress at Zurich 1938 request_box
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13 8 Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland—Correspondence 1947-1948 request_box
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19 5 Zionist General Council—Agendas, eulogy for Chaim Weizmann, reports, and standing orders of the Council (draft) 1952 request_box
  

The Zionist General Council was the legislative organ of the Zionist Organization during the inter-Congress period. It convened twice a year. In the early 1950s the Council decided to begin holding periodic informal regional conferences for members of the Council.

 
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12 8 Zionist Organization—Actions Committee—Correspondence and reports 1937-1938 request_box
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16 12 Zionist Organization—Actions Committee—Press release and resolutions 1947 request_box
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13 4 Zionist Organization—Lauterbach, Leo—Correspondence 1937-1938 request_box
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35 4 Zionist Organization and the Jewish Agency for Palestine—Committee of Eight—Circulated material correspondence 1946 request_box
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45 4 Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) 1949-1952 request_box
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1 12 Zionist Organization of America (ZOA)—Convention—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1946-1948 request_box
1 5 Zionist Organization of America (ZOA)—Convention—Election of Hadassah delegates 1928 request_box
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2 5 Zionist Organization of America (ZOA)—Correspondence and speeches 1941, 1947-1948 request_box
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1 11 Zionist Organization of America (ZOA)—Correspondence, reports, and resolutions 1946-1948 request_box
  

Subjects include ZOA resolutions, committees, and membership.

 
1 10 Zionist Organization of America (ZOA)—Emergency Committee—Correspondence and minutes 1939-1940 request_box
  

Also includes Inter-Party Political Committee material.

 
1 9 Zionist Organization of America (ZOA)—Publications—Annual report and Guide book for observance of Palestine Day 1935 request_box
1 4 Zionist Organization of America (ZOA)—Relationship with Hadassah—Circulated material to Hadassah Chapter Presidents 1928 request_box
  

Much of the material pertains to support for Hadassah National President, Irma Lindheim, regarding the conflict between Hadassah and ZOA administration (primarily Louis Lipsky).

 
1 13 Zionist Organization of America (ZOA)—Relationship with Hadassah—Correspondence and minutes 1946-1948 request_box
1 7 Zionist Organization of America (ZOA)—Relationship with Hadassah and Zionist conflict—Circulated material, correspondence, and reports 1928 request_box
1 2 Zionist Organization of America (ZOA)—Reorganization—Correspondence 1928 request_box
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13 9 Zionist Organization of Canada—"Fifty Years of Zionism" (theatrical program)—Letter and script 1947 request_box
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35 11 Zionist organizations—Appeals to Hadassah for financial assistance 1936-1942 request_box
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34 1 Zionist organizations in South Africa—Correspondence with Hadassah 1946-1948 request_box
  

Organizations include the Women's Zionist Council of South Africa, the South African Zionist Federation, and the Johannesburg Women's Zionist League.

 
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12 5 Zionist Revisionists—Article, correspondence, and statements 1934 request_box
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Series III: People,  1924-1992

Material in this series is primarily in English with some Hebrew.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

This series documents some of key figures in Zionist history, many of whom were affiliated with organizations found in Series II. Also included are some individuals who were associated with Hadassah, as well as government officials who communicated with Hadassah regarding Hadassah's activities or pressing issues of the period. Of note is material concerning several early women Zionists and founding members of Hadassah such as Rose G. Jacobs, Jessie E. Sampter, and Sarah Kussy. Denise Tourover, a lawyer who served as Hadassah's representative in Washington, D.C., is also represented.

See also RG 10 Name Files for related material on individuals associated with Hadassah.

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36 7 Ben-Gurion, David—75th birthday tribute in the United States—Correspondence and tribute issue of the Jewish Frontier 1962 request_box
36 8 Ben-Gurion, David—Clippings, correspondence, and minutes 1952-1971 request_box
36 9 Ben-Gurion, David—Correspondence 1947-1971 request_box
36 10 Ben-Gurion, David—Correspondence, minutes, and printed ephemera 1961-1972 request_box
  

Most of the material pertains to several visits to the United States by Ben-Gurion.

 
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12 4 Ben-Gurion, David—Correspondence, reports, and speeches 1935-1950 request_box
  

An oversized clipping was removed and is stored with other oversized material from this record group (OS Box 1, Folder 3).

 
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37 1 Ben-Gurion, David—Memorial 1973 request_box
37 2 Ben-Gurion, David—Speeches at Hadassah-related events 1940-1967 request_box
37 3 Ben-Gurion, Paula—Correspondence with and about 1958-1968 request_box
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27 11 Brandeis, Louis D.—Centennial tribute—Correspondence, minutes, script (play), and speech 1956-1957 request_box
  

Hadassah formed the Brandeis Centennial Committee to plan for the centennial tribute.

 
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13 7 Brodetzky, Selig—Articles and letter 1934, 1937, 1947 request_box
  

The subjects of his articles are about Hadassah and General Zionists.

 
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22 9 Eban, Abba—Articles, clippings, notes, and speeches 1958-1965, 1976 request_box
22 10 Eban, Abba—Correspondence and minutes 1958-1974 request_box
22 8 Eban, Abba—Speech to the Executive Board of Hadassah 1947 request_box
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37 18 Eshkol, Levi—Correspondence, minutes, and speeches 1958-1969 request_box
  

Eshkol (1895-1969) served as Prime Minister of Israel from 1963 to 1969.

 
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38 1 Eshkol, Levi—Death of and memorials to 1969-1970 request_box
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18 8 Goldmann, Nahum—Speech to the National Board of Hadassah 1946 request_box
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2 2 Goldstein, Israel—Correspondence 1946-1948 request_box
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25 3 Government officials—Correspondence with or about American and British diplomats in Palestine 1936-1942 request_box
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21 7 Greenberg, Marian—Correspondence 1959-1960 request_box
  

Subjects include the International Cultural Center for Youth in Jerusalem, and Children to Palestine.

 
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25 5 Greenberg, Marian—"Hadassah's role in world Zionist affairs"—Article, rejoinder article, and correspondence 1933 request_box
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21 11 Halprin, Rose—Minutes of meetings of the American Zionist Council and the American Section of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Palestine 1949-1950 request_box
21 9 Halprin, Rose—New Year greeting cards sent to 1949 request_box
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38 5 Harman, Avraham—Biographical information, correspondence, minutes, and speeches 1959-1992 request_box
  

Harman (1914-1992) was a member of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel, served as President of Hebrew University from 1968 to 1983, and served as Israel's ambassador to the United States from 1959 to 1968. He was married to Zena Harman. Material regarding Zena Harman can be found in RG 1 Youth Aliyah Records in the Hadassah Archives.

 
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21 2 Jacobs, Rose G.—Correspondence 1936-1939 request_box
  

Correspondents include Stephen Wise, Robert Szold, Emanuel Neumann, Julliet Benjamin, Chaim Weizmann, Judah L. Magnes, David Werner Senator, Menachem Ussishkin, Bella Cohen, and Maurice Boukstein.

 
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13 5 Jacobs, Rose G.—Correspondence from the Jewish Agency for Palestine, London office 1934-1935 request_box
  

Subjects include Jacobs' election as Hadassah National President (1934) and her election as a Deputy-Member of the Administrative Committee of the Jewish Agency (1935).

 
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45 18 Kussy, Sarah—Hadassah history—Articles and correspondence 1952 request_box
  

The articles are copies of articles that were published in the Hadassah Newsletter (later Hadassah Magazine), 1917-1944. The correspondence is between Sarah Kussy and Marian Greenberg, Chairman of the Editorial Board of Hadassah, regarding Kussy sending Hadassah copies of historical material as much of Hadassah's early, original historical material was lost. Subjects of the articles include sewing circles (1917), the Palestine Supplies Bureau (1940s), and the Hadassah National Convention (1940).

 
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2 10 Kussy, Sarah—Scrapbook ("Clippings from yesteryears") 1950 request_box
  

The scrapbook was compiled by Sarah Kussy—Zionist, teacher, founding member of Hadassah (1912), and founder of the Newark chapter of Hadassah (1914). Material in the scrapbook includes clippings, correspondence, postcards, and printed ephemera dating from 1912 to 1968 documenting American Zionism and Kussy's Hadassah membership and activities. The scrapbook includes letters from Henrietta Szold and Louis Lipsky. Though the scrapbook was originally compiled in 1950, and Kussy died in 1956, there are loose clippings dating from the 1960s.

 
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35 10 Lerner, Max—Correspondence concerning speaking engagement and radio scripts (WOR radio) 1947-1949 request_box
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33 5 Levi, Shonie—Correspondence and reports 1947-1948 request_box
  

Shonie Levi, wife of Rabbi S. Gershon Levi, served as an educational consultant to Hadassah and was a member of the National Board of the Canadian branch of Hadassah.

 
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35 7 Levinthal, Louis—Correspondence with Hadassah 1947-1948 request_box
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1 3 Lipsky, Louis—Correspondence 1928 request_box
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21 5 Lipsky, Louis—Statement to the New York Times condemning a Zionist Revisionists of America advertisement. 1952 request_box
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37 13 Magnes, Judah L.—Centenary exhibition book 1977 request_box
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21 13 Magnes, Judah L.—Correspondence 1940-1943 request_box
  

Subjects include Rothschild Hadassah University Hospital relations, Magen David Adom, and a proposed Hadassah Arab-Jewish Health Welfare Station to be opened in the Huleh.

 
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37 14 Magnes, Judah L.—Correspondence and speeches 1934-1948 request_box
37 15 Magnes, Judah L.—Death of and memorials to—Correspondence 1948-1949 request_box
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27 10 Margalith, Haim—International Conference on Asian Problems—Correspondence and publications 1953-1955 request_box
  

Haim Margalith was a New York-based lawyer who served as chairman of the Lawyers Committee on Blockades.

 
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22 6 McDonald, James G.—Correspondence 1946-1948 request_box
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2 3 Neumann, Emanuel—Correspondence and speeches 1947-1948 request_box
  

Elected President of the ZOA in 1947.

 
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26 17 O'Dwyer, William—Correspondence with Hadassah regarding his attendance at events 1947-1948 request_box
  

O'Dwyer served as the mayor of the City of New York from 1946 to 1950.

 
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37 17 Rokach, Israel—Correspondence concerning negative statements about Hadassah 1946-1948 request_box
  

Rokach served as mayor of Tel Aviv from 1936 to 1953.

 
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35 5 Rosensohn, Samuel—Correspondence 1924-1928 request_box
  

Rosensohn served as Chair of the United Palestine Appeal.

 
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3 4 Sampter, Jessie E.—A course in Zionism by Jessie E. Sampter (photocopy) 1915 request_box
  

Sampter (1883-1938) was a Zionist educator, a poet, and one of the founding members of Hadassah.

 
3 5 Sampter, Jessie E.—Correspondence and memorials 1930-1938, 1962-1964, 1983 request_box
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38 2 Sapir, Pinchas—Correspondence, memorial publication, and reports 1960-1975 request_box
  

Sapir (1907-1975) served as minister of finance of Israel.

 
38 3 Sharett, Moshe—Correspondence, minutes, and reports 1959-1965 request_box
  

Sharett (1894-1965) served as prime minister of Israel from 1954 to 1955 and also as foreign minister. He also served as chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel.

 
38 4 Sharett, Moshe—Death of and memorial to 1965-1971 request_box
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2 4 Silver, Abba Hillel—Correspondence, speeches, and statements 1946-1948 request_box
  

Served as president of the ZOA and as chairman of the American Branch of the Executive, the Jewish Agency for Palestine. Two oversized clippings were separated and are now in OS Box 1, Folder 3.

 
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26 16 Thompson, Dorothy—Correspondence and speeches 1944-1946 request_box
  

Thompson (1893-1961) was a journalist and radio broadcaster. Thompson spoke at the 20th anniversary conference of the United Palestine Appeal in 1945 in New York City.

 
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27 7 Tourover, Denise—Correspondence 1943-1949 request_box
27 8 Tourover, Denise—Correspondence 1950-1951 request_box
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21 16 Truman, Harry S.—Correspondence and reports 1945-1948 request_box
  

Includes Louis Dublin's account of a meeting with Truman at which he informs Truman of the attack on the Hadassah Medical Organization convoy on Mount Scopus; Truman's greetings to a Hadassah convention; and a cable sent to Truman thanking him for his recognition of the new State of Israel.

 
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33 9 Truman, Harry S.—Positions on Jewish refugees and the partition of Palestine 1945-1946 request_box
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45 6 Welles, Sumner—Speaking engagements 1946-1948 request_box
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24 2 Weizmann, Chaim—Correspondence, publications, and speeches 1946-1948 request_box
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28 2 Weizmann, Chaim—Tributes and memorials—Correspondence, press releases, and printed ephemera 1947-1970 request_box
  

An oversized signature sheet to be used by Hadassah chapters at signing ceremonies celebrating the first anniversary of Chaim Weizmann's presidency of Israel was removed and is stored with other oversized material in this record group (OS Box 1, Folder 3).

 
28 1 Weizmann, Chaim—Writings by and about undated, 1942-1952 request_box
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25 4 Wise, Stephen—Correspondence with Judith Epstein and Rose Halprin 1946-1948 request_box
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Series IV: Publications, Printed Ephemera, and Writings,  1894-2003

Material in this series is primarily in English with some Hebrew.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

This series consists of publications, printed ephemera, and writings spanning 1894 to 2003. There is a folder of early Zionist tracts dating from 1894 to 1935; material on the Balfour Declaration; and a memorial essay on Theodor Herzl (1929). Also included are pamphlets and publications dating from 1930 through 1948 and material Hadassah circulated to members and rabbis from 1926 to 1948.

In the 1960s, Hadassah began planning for the publication of a book chronicling its history. This series includes correspondence and minutes pertaining to the planning stages of the book and the hiring of Marlin Levin, a journalist associated with the Jerusalem Post and Time magazine, to write it. The book, Balm in Gilead was published in 1973. It was later expanded and revised by Levin and re-titled, It takes a dream: the story of Hadassah. There is also material documenting the writing and publication of the books including a typescript of Balm in Gilead (with corrections), press releases, and reviews. Of note in this series is the reaction of E. Michael Bluestone, former Director of the Hadassah Medical Organization from 1926 to 1928, to the book and Levin's response to Bluestone's critique.

There are several records groups in the Hadassah Archives that contain related material. The majority of printed Hadassah material can be found in RG 17 Publications. RG 15 Operations and Functions contains additional circulated material.

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45 15 "America's voice" (published in the Palestine Review )—Argument for Americans to go to Palestine to educate themselves about Palestine 1941 request_box
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14 1 Balfour Declaration—Anniversary programs, memorial material, and publications 1922-1942 request_box
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32 7 Balm in Gilead—Correspondence 1973-1974 request_box
32 8 Balm in Gilead—Correspondence 1974-1982 request_box
32 9 Balm in Gilead—Reaction to the book from E. Michael Bluestone and response by Marlin Levin 1974 request_box
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44 11 Balm in Gilead—Typescript with corrections (original) circa 1970 request_box
44 12 Balm in Gilead—Typescript with corrections (photocopy) circa 1970 request_box
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32 6 Book on the history of Hadassah— Correspondence, press coverage and reviews, and script based on Balm in Gilead 1972-1975 request_box
32 5 Book on the history of Hadassah—Levin, Marlin—Agreement, correspondence, and minutes 1966-1973 request_box
32 4 Book on the history of Hadassah—Planning of—Correspondence and minutes 1959-1962 request_box
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2 11 B'reshith: In the Beginning by Margaret Doniger 1937 request_box
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34 2 Circulated material—Membership 1946-1948 request_box
34 3 Circulated material—Political 1946 request_box
34 4 Circulated material—Political 1947 request_box
34 5 Circulated material—Political 1948 request_box
34 6 Circulated material—Program kits 1945-1948 request_box
34 7 Circulated material—Program kits 1948 request_box
34 8 Circulated material—Rabbis 1926-1938 request_box
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13 13 Early Zionist tracts undated, 1894-1935 request_box
13 12 Hadassah-Women's International Zionist Organization (WIZO) of Canada—Commemorative book of the 75th anniversary 1993 request_box
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21 10 Handwritten biographical notes on Jonas Goldsmith (1923-1886) and transcription of journal entries of David Ben-Gurion during a trip to Paris in 1938 circa 1945 request_box
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45 2 "History of Political Zionism" 1971 request_box
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44 13 It takes a dream: the story of Hadassah—Revised edition—Correspondence, material concerning printing and publishing of book, and review circa 2000-2003 request_box
  

This book, also by Marlin Levin, is an expanded and updated version of Balm in Gilead.

 
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27 9 "The Jewish school-child in Jerusalem" by Robert Bacchi 1944 request_box
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13 14 Jubilee of the First Zionist Congress, 1897-1947 1947 request_box
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32 10 Levin, Marlin—Correspondence concerning Balm in Gilead 1958-1977, 1986 request_box
32 11 Levin, Meyer—Correspondence concerning his dramatization of The Diary of Anne Frank 1957-1969 request_box
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33 11 Newspaper articles and clippings—Various subjects 1936-1967, 1991 request_box
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14 2 Pamphlets and publications 1930-1940 request_box
14 3 Pamphlets and publications 1936-1937 request_box
14 4 Pamphlets and publications 1939-1947 request_box
14 5 Pamphlets and publications 1943-1949 request_box
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35 1 Publications—Various 1946-1948 request_box
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26 15 Publicity—"The epic story of Sarah Fellman" by Julian Meltzer 1934 request_box
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13 15 Theodor Herzl: a memorial—Edited by Meyer Wolfe Weisgal 1929 request_box
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