Guide to the Artifacts and Memorabilia in the Hadassah Archives
1910s-2010s


I-578/RG 22

The finding aid was prepared by Andrey Filimonov in 2016. It is partially based on Word document box lists prepared by Susan Woodland in 2007.

American Jewish Historical Society

Center for Jewish History

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New York, N.Y. 10011

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Email: inquiries@cjh.org

URL: http://www.ajhs.org

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Andrey Filimonov in June 2016. Description is in English.
September 2016 Access note regarding reading room access updated by Leanora Lange. November 2016 Scope and content note expanded for Box 107 OS6.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America
Title: Artifacts and Memorabilia in the Hadassah Archives
Dates:1910s-2010s
Abstract: This record group contains three-dimensional objects and printed materials that relate to the history of Hadassah. A bulk of this record group consists of promotional and commemorative objects and awards created by Hadassah for its Annual and Midwinter National Conventions, and for Young Judaea events. Examples of such items include t-shirts, hats, bags, buttons, stationery and keychains. Artifacts created by local Hadassah chapters and regions, as well as awards received by local and national Hadassah leaders from other organizations, are also included. Of a particular interest is the bronze death mask of Henrietta Szold.
Languages: This collection is in English.
Quantity: 103 linear feet (60 manuscript boxes, 4 half manuscript boxes, 6 SB1 boxes, 28 OS1 boxes, 8 OS6 boxes, 2 MAP Folders.)
Identification: I-578/RG 22
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Historical Note
“Esther” doll—award for best mimeographed bulletin, first prize, Milton-Hyde Park, MA chapter, 1957.

“Esther” doll—award for best mimeographed bulletin, first prize, Milton-Hyde Park, MA chapter, 1957.

The history of the Annual and Midwinter National Conventions and of Young Judaea is documented in RG 3: Annual and Midwinter National Conventions and RG 8: Young Judaea. Information on local Hadassah chapters and regions can be found in RG 24: Chapters, Regions, Co-ops and Junior Hadassah.

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Scope and Content Note

This record group contains three-dimensional objects and printed materials that relate to the history of Hadassah, from its creation to the 2010s. A bulk of this record group consists of promotional and commemorative objects and awards created by Hadassah for its Annual and Midwinter National Conventions, and for Young Judaea events. Many of the items were also created as programming materials for the Women’s Health, Education, Public Affairs, and Membership departments. Artifacts created by local Hadassah chapters and regions, and awards received by local and national Hadassah leaders are also included. The items include address books, aprons, art prints, ashtrays, various types of awards, medals, plaques and trophies, badges, cloth and plastic shopping bags, knapsacks, balloons, banners, blank certificates and life membership albums, bookplates, health-related items such as breast examination shower cards, adhesive bandages with holders, pedometers and mini first aid kits, briefcases, bubble blowers, bumper stickers, business cards, buttons, pins and other types of commemorative jewelry, calendars, ceramic jars, challah covers, coasters, commemorative banknotes and coins, coloring books, conventions name tags, jigsaw puzzles, Frisbees, dreidels, dolls and other toys, stationery and paperweights, flags, pennants, samples of printed materials such as booklets, fliers, bookmarks, flashlights, foam core signage, gavels, gift boxes, groggers, handkerchiefs, caps, t-shirts, sweatshirts and other garments, identity cards, jar openers, keychains, Swiss Army knives, lipsticks, luggage tags, refrigerator magnets, maps, matchbooks, megillot, prayer books and mezuzahs, membership cards, metal and ceramic plates, mugs and spoons, placemats, money pouches, purses and wallets, briefcases and portfolios, songbooks and sheet music, water bottles and other items. The record group also contains Henrietta Szold's bronze death mask with a marble display base.

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Arrangement

The Artifacts and Memorabilia in the Hadassah Archives are arranged into a single series:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Materials in this record group are available for viewing by appointment only. To make an appointment, contact an AJHS archivist at:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011,
email: reference@ajhs.org.

Qualified museums interested in materials for exhibit should contact:
Susan Malbin, Director of Library and Archives, American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: smalbin@ajhs.org

Please note that artifacts from this record group are not circulated to the reading room.

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.

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Previous Finding Aids

The original inventories prepared for this record group by Susan Woodland in 2007 are available in the Collection Management Records in the Hadassah Archives, I-578/RG 23, Series II: Collection Management under Hadassah archivist Susan Woodland (1996-2011) and later under the American Jewish Historical Society; Subseries 9: Electronic files; Subsubseries 3: Hadassah record group lists, as RG22_artifacts and memorabilia and RG22_FLATFILE.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Artifacts and Memorabilia in the Hadassah Archives on Long-term Deposit at the American Jewish Historical Society; I-578/RG 22; box number; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Acquisition Information

The Hadassah Archives, of which the Artifacts and Memorabilia Collection (I-578/RG 22) is part of, are on long-term deposit at the American Jewish Historical Society.

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Processing Information

In December 1999, Hadassah and the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) entered into 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.

This record group was previously partially processed during the 2000s by Susan Woodland and other archivists.

From the mid-2000s until 2016, additional memorabilia and artifacts were donated by chapters, regions and individual members of Hadassah. Approximately 17 linear feet of previously unprocessed accretions were incorporated into this record group.

Previously existing description was reused and incorporated into the 2016 finding aid as much as possible. Most box titles were revised. All boxes were numbered to create uniform numbering across the entire record group.

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Bibliography

Books and other materials on 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: Artifacts and Memorabilia, 1910s-2010s,  1910-2010

Please note that artifacts from this record group are not circulated to the reading room.

The series is in English.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical and chronological.

Box TitleDate
55 SB1   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Balloons undated
Box TitleDate
76   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Buttons undated
Box TitleDate
58   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Death mask of Henrietta Szold, bronze; Commemorative Lidded Ceramic Jar undated
  

The marble base with plaque for displaying the death mask of Henrietta Szold is located in box 36.

 
Box TitleDate
71   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Esther Doll—Award for the best mimeographed bulletin, first prize, Milton-Hyde Park, MA chapter 1957
Box TitleDate
66   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Flag—Hadassah Emergency Fund 1967
Box TitleDate
105 OS6 Box   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Foam Core Conventions Signs undated
Box TitleDate
65   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Junior Hadassah and Non-Hadassah 1910s-1940s
  

Includes booklets, conventions name tags and ribbons.

 
Box TitleDate
84 OS1   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Megillot and Umbrellas 1980s-2000s
Box TitleDate
51 OS1   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Metal and ceramic plates and ashtrays 1950s-1990s
Box TitleDate
62   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Miscellaneous 1940s-2000s
  

Address books, ashtrays, balloons, adhesive bandages with holder, coin holders, gift box, keychains, luggage tags, magnets, matches, medallions, message boards, paper clips, paperweights, pens, picture frames, plaques, rulers, seals, sponges, spoons, purses, wallets and water bottles.

 
Box TitleDate
103   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Miscellaneous undated
  

Includes pins, buttons, commemorative jewelry, plates and other promotional and commemorative items.

 
Box TitleDate
70   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Miscellaneous 1950s-1990s
  

Includes plates and water bottles.

 
Box TitleDate
64   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Miscellaneous 1950s-2000s
  

Includes ashtrays, award holders, pins, ribbons, buttons, coasters, small wooden dolls, dreidels, grogger, plaques and mug.

 
Box TitleDate
67   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Miscellaneous 1990s-2000s
  

Includes plaques, badges, ribbons, pins, mezuzah, mousepad and rubber sandals.

 
Box TitleDate
63   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Miscellaneous 1940s-2000s
  

Includes blank life membership albums, ashtrays, rubber bracelets, conventions tags and ribbons, wooden dolls, flashlights, gavels, Swiss Army knives, lipstick, magnets, bookmarks, postcards, shopping bags, pedometers, playing cards, stress balls, squeeze train (Al Galgalim), footbag and frisbee.

 
Box TitleDate
72   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Miscellaneous Artifacts—Tiles “Easton Chapter of Hadassah—Fortieth Anniversary Sept. 6, 1967” 1967
Box TitleDate
90   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Miscellaneous Three-Dimensional Promotional Items undated
  

Includes playing cards, pens, pencils, dreidels, adhesive bandages, and refrigerator magnets.

 
Box TitleDate
56 SB1   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Non-Hadassah Pins and Commemorative Jewelry undated
Box TitleDate
75   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Pins and Pendants 1910s-2000s
Box TitleDate
73   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Pins, Pendants, Buttons, Medallions and Coins 1910s-2000s
Box TitleDate
61 OS1   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Pins—Buttons undated
Box TitleDate
59 OS1   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Pins—Fundraising undated
Box TitleDate
60 OS1  Artifacts and Memorabilia—Pins—Membership—American Programs undated
Box TitleDate
54 SB1   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Stickers undated
Box TitleDate
68   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Textiles 1920s-1990s
  

Includes hats, patches, flags, handkerchiefs, money pouches and shirts.

 
Box TitleDate
89 OS1   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Textiles—Scarf, Flags, Banners and Hallah Covers 1960s-2000s
Box TitleDate
74   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Trophies 1930s-2000s
Box TitleDate
91 OS1   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Young Judaea of Eastern Pennsylvania—Awards, Plaques and Trophies undated
Box TitleDate
95 OS1   Artifacts and Memorabilia—Young Judaea West undated
  

Includes banner, t-shirts, frisbee and squeeze ball.

 
Box TitleDate
93 OS1   Artifacts and Textiles—Miami Region Banners and Gavel with Plaque circa 1980s
Box TitleDate
40   Artwork 1930s-2000s
  

Includes slicks of images for Training Wheels and Wheeling On, Life Cycling, Al Galgalim and Young Judaea, facsimile copies of Chagall drawings, Yossi Stern prints, coin holders, booklets, bookplates, bumper stickers, business cards, calendars, blank certificates, coloring books, paper fans, fliers, jar openers, knitting/crochet needle holders, ledgers, slicks of logos: Hadassah, Israel Jubilee, Al Galgalim/Wheeling On and Young Judaea, maps and membership cards.

 
Box TitleDate
48 OS1   Artwork, Documents and Paper Artifacts 1940s-2000s
  

Art prints, Henrietta Szold pencil portrait, cartoons, booklets, bumper stickers, calendars, maps, placemats, posters.

 
Box TitleDate
53 SB1   Awards and Artifacts circa 1970s
  

Includes metal plaques and honorary gold key on blue velvet in gold frame.

 
Box TitleDate
92 OS1   Awards and Certificates—Atidim and Kinneret Chapters undated
Box TitleDate
14   Awards and Certificates—Blank, Three-Dimensional undated
Box TitleDate
98 OS1   Awards and Certificates—Chapters Certificates, Plaques and Three-dimensional Awards circa 1960s-2000s
  

 
Box TitleDate
2   Awards and Certificates—Chronological 1950s-1960s, 1990s
  

Includes chapter, regional and national membership awards.

 
Box TitleDate
3   Awards and Certificates—Chronological 1990s
  

Includes chapter, regional and national membership awards.

 
Box TitleDate
1   Awards and Certificates—Chronological 1960s-1990s
  

Includes chapter and regional membership awards, and Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations awards.

 
Box TitleDate
102 OS flat   Awards and Certificates—Framed Awards and Honors; Plaques undated
  

 
Box TitleDate
9   Awards and Certificates—Individuals 1950s-1980s
  

Includes awards to Irene Finke, Lillian Fishgoll, Eugene Fishgoll, Morris Zabrack, Gloria Gaylinn, Ruth Granett, Mollie Warren.

 
Box TitleDate
10   Awards and Certificates—Individuals 1950s-1980s
  

Includes awards to Helen and Herman Greenberg, Sylvia Sokol and Mollie Warren.

 
Box TitleDate
8   Awards and Certificates—Individuals—Lozabnick, Ethel 1960s-1970s
Box TitleDate
4   Awards and Certificates—Presidents 1950s, 1980s
  

Includes awards to and Charlotte Jacobson.

 
Box TitleDate
5   Awards and Certificates—Presidents 1970s-1990s
  

Includes awards to Charlotte Jacobson and Frieda Lewis.

 
Box TitleDate
6   Awards and Certificates—Presidents 1970s-1990s
  

Includes awards to Charlotte Jacobson and Ruth Popkin.

 
Box TitleDate
7   Awards and Certificates—Presidents 1970s
  

Includes awards to Frieda Lewis.

 
Box TitleDate
86 OS1   Awards and Certificates—Presidents—Halprin, Rose 1940s-1960s
Box TitleDate
12   Awards and Certificates—Presidents—Lewis, Frieda 1960s-1970s
Box TitleDate
96 OS1   Awards and Certificates—Presidents—Post, Marlene undated
Box TitleDate
13   Awards and Certificates—Presidents—Post, Marlene 1980s-2000s
Box TitleDate
37 OS2   Awards and Certificates—Regions undated
Box TitleDate
11   Awards and Certificates—Regions—Queens (Plaque) 1970s
Box TitleDate
88 OS1   Awards and Citations—Presidents 1950s-2000s
  

Includes awards and citations to Rose Halprin, Charlotte Jacobson, Frieda Lewis, Bonnie Lipton and Bernice Tannenbaum.

 
Box TitleDate
50   Awards—Chapters and Miscellaneous 1980s-1990s
  

Includes membership and fundraising awards: medals, buttons, ribbons and felt patches.

 
Box TitleDate
94 OS1   Awards—Plaques and Trophies undated
  

 
Box TitleDate
83 OS1   Awards—Three-dimensional Chapter Awards undated
Box TitleDate
36   Base for Henrietta Szold's Death Mask, marble with metal plaque. undated
  

Bronze death mask of Henrietta Szold is located in box 58.

 
Box TitleDate
23   Convention Items 1920s-1950s
  

Includes delegates' cards and tags, ribbons and memo pads.

 
Box TitleDate
15   Convention Items 1950s-1990s
  

Includes delegate cards, membership ribbons and awards, notepads.

 
Box TitleDate
33 OS1   Convention Items 1950s-2000s
  

Includes convention kits and portfolios, felt pennants and plastic bags.

 
Box TitleDate
22   Convention Items 1960s-1970s
  

Includes pins, buttons, medallions, coins, badges, pendants, flashlight keychains and scarves.

 
Box TitleDate
27 SB1   Convention Items 1980s
  

Includes pins, buttons, medallions and ceramic jar.

 
Box TitleDate
16   Convention Items 1980s-1990s
  

Includes press releases, stickers, stationery, badges, patches and ribbons.

 
Box TitleDate
18   Convention Items 1980s-1990s
  

Includes buttons and ribbons.

 
Box TitleDate
20   Convention Items 1980s-1990s
  

Includes buttons, pins, medallions, ribbons, keychains, luggage tags and delegate cards.

 
Box TitleDate
19   Convention Items 1980s-2000s
  

Includes Delegate’s Badge (Jackie Woodland), buttons, pins and ribbons.

 
Box TitleDate
24   Convention Items 1990s
  

Includes olive wood keychain, dreidels, pens, sewing kits, pocket flashlights, buttons and medallions.

 
Box TitleDate
26 OS1   Convention Items 1990s
  

Includes ribbons, medallions, buttons, patches, magnets, vinyl wallets, notepads, calendars, bookmarks, buttons, pendants, coin holder, pens and bubble blowers.

 
Box TitleDate
17   Convention Items 1990s-2000s
  

Includes patches, puzzles, postcards, envelopes, stickers, patches, stationery, folders, awards, badges, napkins, paper fans and bookmarks.

 
Box TitleDate
29   Convention Items 1990s-2010
  

Includes water bottle holders, water bottles, mini knapsacks and hats.

 
Box TitleDate
28 SB1   Convention Items 2000-2010
  

Includes pins, buttons, luggage tags, pocket mirrors, flashlights and pens.

 
Box TitleDate
21   Convention Items 2000s
  

Includes water bottle, paper weights, massager, pedometer, buttons, travel alarm clock, jigsaw puzzle, notepad, postcards, tie tack, coaster, sewing kit.

 
Box TitleDate
30   Convention Items 2000s
  

Includes mini first aid kits, pencils and buttons.

 
Box TitleDate
31 OS1   Convention Items—Convention Bags 1970s-1990s
Box TitleDate
32 OS1   Convention Items—Convention Bags 1990s-2000s
Box TitleDate
34 OS1   Convention Items—Convention Bags 1960s-1980s
  

Includes convention bags, briefcases and portfolios.

 
Box TitleDate
35 OS2   Convention Items—Convention Bags 2000s
Box TitleDate
39 OS2   Convention Items—Convention Bags 2000s
Box TitleDate
25 OS1   Convention Items—Textiles—Shirts 1990s-2000s
  

Includes polo shirts and t-shirts.

 
Box TitleDate
41   Documents and Paper Artifacts 1917-1990s
  

1976 Israeli banknotes with Henrietta Szold’s picture, Palestine Pounds, Hadassah songbooks and sheet music, V-Mail mentioning “Hadassah Newsletter”, 1943, Identity Card of Bertha Schoolman, Jerusalem, 1948; fold-out money boxes.

 
Box TitleDate
42   Documents and Paper Artifacts 1940s-1990s
  

Includes poems, raffle ticket books, health posters and breast examination shower cards.

 
Box TitleDate
43   Documents and Paper Artifacts 1940s-1990s
  

Includes membership registers with blank roster sheets, envelopes, folders and postcards.

 
Box TitleDate
44   Documents and Paper Artifacts 1940s-2000s
  

Includes forms and folders.

 
Box TitleDate
45   Documents and Paper Artifacts 1940s-2000s
  

Includes forms, stationery, mailing labels, stamps.

 
Box TitleDate
46   Documents and Paper Artifacts 1970s-2000s
  

Includes stickers and videotape covers.

 
Box TitleDate
47 OS1   Documents and Paper Artifacts 1950s-2000s
  

Includes blank membership registers and foam core sign.

 
Box TitleDate
49   Documents and Paper Artifacts 1960s-1990s
  

Includes ads, forms and stamps.

 
Box TitleDate
52 OS1   Documents and Paper Artifacts—Artwork undated
  

Includes books of drawings by Litvinovsky and certificate books.

 
Box TitleDate
109 OS6   Documents and Paper Artifacts—Artwork and miscellaneous large format paper documents. undated
  

Includes mural about Henrietta Szold by school children of New York City, awards, dedications and proclamations of chapters.

 
Box TitleDate
110 OS6   Documents and Paper Artifacts—Artwork and miscellaneous large format paper documents. undated
  

Includes prints of portrait of Henrietta Szold by Litvinovsky, posters, certificates and citations.

 
Box TitleDate
69   Documents and Paper Artifacts—Miscellaneous Printed Matter 1910s-2000s
  

Includes prayer books, binder covers, folders.

 
Box TitleDate
106 OS6 Box   Posters, Banners and Signs undated
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
MAP 1I OS3F 1 Posters 1970s request_box
  

  • "A New Dawn Hadassah University Hospital Rededicated, October 21, 1975"
  • "Chagall Windows for Jerusalem"
  • "Hadassah—Denver 1973"

 
MAP 1I OS3F 2 Posters undated, 1935-1970s request_box
  

  • "Choose Hadassah: Join and Help in the USA" circa 1970s
  • "Garin Hagmashimim (Young Judaea)," circa 1970
  • "Hadassah Comes Home to Mount Scopus, 1975" (4 posters)
  • "Hadassah Community College's First Graduation, HIES, 1972" (4 posters)
  • "Hadassah Makes You a Very Involved Person," circa 1970s"
  • "Map of Emek Zebulum (Haifa Bay), HMO," 1935
  • "Palestine-Plan of Partition," 1947
  • "The Land of Israel in Biblical Times," 1950s
  • "Twenty Years of Service, HMO," 1939
  • "Youth Alliyah Map of Israel"

 
Box TitleDate
97 OS6   Textiles 1950s-2000s
  

Includes apron, scarf, tablecloths and pillowcase.

 
Box TitleDate
108 OS1   Textiles—Bags and Portfolios undated
Box TitleDate
85 OS1   Textiles—Bags 1980s-2000s
Box TitleDate
87 OS1   Textiles—Bags 1950s-2000s
Box TitleDate
101 OS1   Textiles—Bags undated
  

Includes conventions and Young Judaea bags.

 
Box TitleDate
100 OS6   Textiles—Banners 1910s-1990s
  

Includes felt and vinyl banners for indoor and outdoor events.

 
Box TitleDate
107 OS6   Textiles—Nurse's Cape, Nurse's Cap, and Coctail Dress circa 1930s-1960s
  

Navy wool nurse’s cape cape with red wool lining, worn by Shulamith Cantor as dean of the nursing school, Yehudit Steiner-Freud collection, circa 1930s-1950s

Starched white cotton cap with red embroidered six-pointed star, Yehudit Steiner-Freud collection, circa 1940s

Cotton cocktail dress with handpainted Vocational Education images, Kansas City chapter, circa 1960s

 
Box TitleDate
99 OS1   Textiles—Garments undated
  

Includes t-shirts, sweatshirts, beret and tie.

 
Box TitleDate
104 OS6  Textiles—Junior Hadassah—Banners and Conference Bags undated
Box TitleDate
81   Textiles—Silk Banner of Dr. Satenstein undated
Box TitleDate
77   Textiles—Young Judaea T-Shirts undated
Box TitleDate
78   Textiles—Young Judaea T-Shirts undated
Box TitleDate
79   Textiles—Young Judaea T-Shirts undated
Box TitleDate
80   Textiles—Young Judaea T-Shirts undated
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