Guide to the Religious Zionists of America collection,
undated, 1930-1990

I-400

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Religious Zionists of America
Title: Religious Zionists of America records
Dates:undated, 1930-1990
Abstract: The majority of this collection contains documents related to the time prior to the merger of the Mizrachi Organization of America and Hapoel Hamizrachi of America (which eventually formed the Religious Zionists of America). Also included are items concerning their sub-entities and affiliates as well as information regarding Mizrachi’s Youth and Education Department, National Education Committee, and Education and Expansion Fund. Types of materials encompass souvenir journals, publications (Yiddish and English), youth leader’s guides, cultural guides, manuals, newsletters, pamphlets, brochures, activity and annual reports, plays, press releases, convention and event invitations, a musical score, and a children’s Hebrew primer. Of interest is the issue of New Horizons, published by the National Committee for Unity of Religious Zionism that describes the merger. Also of appeal is a 1952 souvenir program for the Hapoel Hamizrachi of Boston that honors and includes an address by Jerusalem Mayor S.Z. Shragai.
Languages: The collection is in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Quantity: 1 linear foot (2 manuscript boxes)
Identification: I-400
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Historical Note

The American counterpart to Mizrachi was founded in 1911 and held its first annual convention in Cincinnati in 1914. Under the Mizrachi Organization of America rested youth and women’s organizations, called respectively, Noar Mizrachi, Junior Mizrachi Women’s Organization, and Mizrachi Women’s Organization (later named AMIT). Hapoel Hamizrachi of America was created in 1921 and also contained a Women’s Organization. Affiliated with Hapoel Hamizrachi was the youth group Bnei Akiva Organization of America (founded in 1947) and Hashomer Hadati of North America (founded in 1939). In 1957, Mizrachi Organization of America and Hapoel Hamizrachi of America merged to form the Religious Zionists of America.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection primarily includes material prior to the merger of the two organizations and contains documents concerning their sub-entities and affiliates. Information regarding Mizrachi’s Youth and Education Department, National Education Committee, and Education and Expansion Fund are also available. Types of materials encompass souvenir journals, publications (Yiddish and English), youth leader’s guides, cultural guides, manuals, newsletters, pamphlets, brochures, activity and annual reports, plays, press releases, convention and event invitations, a musical score, and a children’s Hebrew primer. Of interest is the issue of New Horizons, published by the National Committee for Unity of Religious Zionism that describes the merger. Also of appeal is a 1952 souvenir program for the Hapoel Hamizrachi of Boston that honors and includes an address by Jerusalem Mayor S.Z. Shragai.

The following publications are contained within the collection: Hamaged (Mizrachi Hatzair. January 1957), The Menorah (Women’s Organization of Hapoel Hamizrachi. September-October 1966), Mizrachi Women’s Cultural Guide (Mizrachi Women’s Organization. 1947-1949), Mizrachi Women’s Regionews (Mizrachi Women’s Organization. November-December 1963), New Horizons (National Committee for Unity of Religious Zionism. November 1955), Newsletter (Mizrachi, National Education Committee. February, April-June, December 1947 and February-April, June 1948), Voice of Mizrachi (Mizrachi Canada. January 1949), and Yediot (Hapoel Hamizrachi of America. January, March, April 1940).

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Arrangement

This collection is intellectually organized into one series, arranged alphabetically by organization name. Original box and folder assignments remain.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

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

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 American Jewish Historical Society also holds the records of AMIT: http://digifindingaids.cjh.org/?pID=1399152.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Religious Zionists of America records; I-400; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY.

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Processing Information

Old call#: MS-NAT.R35

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Access Points

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Container List

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Series I: Organizational materials, undated, 1930-1990

Arrangement:

Items are intellectually arranged alphabetically by corresponding organization name.

Scope and Content:

Series contains various publications and printed ephemera of the Religious Zionists of America and its subsidiary organizations.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
29AMIT Women—Press releases and miscellaneous promotional materialsundated, 1984-1987request_box
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15B'nai Akiva of North America—Miscellaneous publicationsundated, 1954, 1984, 1990request_box
113Hapoel Hamizrachi—Boston Branch—Souvenir journal 1952request_box
111Hapoel Hamizrachi—Miscellaneous pamphlets, souvenir journalundated, 1936, 1940request_box
16Hapoel Hamizrachi—Yedioth1940request_box
18Hashomer Hadati of America—The Oral Lawundatedrequest_box
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212Women's Organization of Hapoel Hamizrachi—The Menorah1966 September-Octoberrequest_box
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110Mizrachi Education Fund—Miscellaneous pamphletsundatedrequest_box
13Mizrachi National Education Committee—Annual reports, catalog of publications1945, 1950-1951request_box
17Mizrachi National Education Committee—Miscellaneous publicationsundated, 1957request_box
12Mizrachi National Education Committee—Newsletter1947-1948request_box
11Mizrachi Organization of America—Publications1934-1938, 1943, 1947, 1956request_box
14Mizrachi Organization of America—Publicationsundatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
22Mizrachi Organization of America—Youth and Education Department—Miscellaneous publications1943-1944request_box
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19Mizrachi of Canada—The Voice of Mizrachi1949 January 21request_box
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27Mizrachi Women's Organization of America—Annual donor luncheon1965request_box
28Mizrachi Women's Organization of America—Annual donor luncheon1966request_box
211Mizrachi Women's Organization of America—Cultural Guide and Regional News1947-1949, 1963request_box
210Mizrachi Women's Organization of America—Miscellaneous publicationsundated, 1942, 1954request_box
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112Junior Mizrachi Women—Miscellaneous publicationsundated, 1947, 1949request_box
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24Mizrachi Youth of America—Annual dance souvenir journals1930, 1932request_box
23Mizrachi Hatzair (Mizrachi Youth)—Miscellaneous pamphlets, brochures, reportsundated, 1957-1958request_box
25National Committee for Unity of Religious Zionism—New Horizons1955 November request_box
26Poale Zion (Milwaukee)—Revisionists and Mizrachi1934request_box
21Religious Zionists of America—Miscellaneous fliers, brochures, publications1957-1988request_box
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