Guide to the Microfilm Collection in the Hadassah Archives
1914-2009
(bulk 1970-1980)

I-578/RG 19

Processed by Janine Veazue in June 2016

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Janine Veazue in June 2016. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America
Title: Microfilm Collection in the Hadassah Archives
Dates:1914-2009
Dates:(bulk 1970-1980)
Abstract: The Hadassah Microfilm Collection consists of 16mm and 35mm reels containing images of various Hadassah publications, administrative documents, and personal archival material. Content includes on-site photographs, membership and organizational documents, regional chapter lists and histories, items relating to Hadassah’s Zionist political history, and a near-complete run of Hadassah Newsletter/Magazine. Other than the newsletter/magazine run, all images are unique within the collection.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 5 linear feet (4 bankers boxes, 2 manuscript boxes, 201 reels)
Identification: I-578/RG 19
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Historical Note

This collection includes materials with subject matter that mirrors corresponding Hadassah record groups in paper format. This historical note provides context for the images in this record group. For more historical information, see the finding aids for the related record groups, under Related Materials below.

Youth Aliyah was founded in Germany in 1933 by Recha Freier, as a way to bring Zionist organizations together to aid in the relocation of German Jewish children to Palestine. In 1934, Henrietta Szold became the Director of the Youth Aliyah Department in the Central Department for the Settlement of German Jews in Jerusalem. Her influential beginnings grew stronger a year later when Rose Jacobs, the acting National President of Hadassah, established Hadassah as the primary fundraising entity for Youth Aliyah in the United States.

The American Zionist Medical Unit (now the Hadassah Medical Organization) grew into a network of hospitals, clinics, health stations, public health initiatives, and school-based programs that represented key segments of Israel's health care system. The Hadassah Medical Organization created many influential institutions including the Nurses' Training School (now the Henrietta Szold Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing), the academic medical center at Mount Scopus, and the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center at Ein Kerem, among others. They paved the way for medical advancements for the people of Israel, providing Israel's first bone marrow transplant in 1977, first test-tube conception in 1982, first skin-grafting center in 1985, the first heart transplant in 1986, and other discoveries.

At the suggestion of Theodor Herzl, founder of Political Zionism, Jewish women were encouraged to form religious and social study groups. In 1912, Henrietta Szold organized a local study group of the national organization called the Daughters of Zion, which she named Hadassah. Under her guidance and adherence to Practical Zionism, Hadassah soon sent two American-trained nurses to Palestine to establish district nursing in 1913. Hadassah's pre-1948 advocacy included creating a Jewish homeland in Palestine, immigration lobbying, aiding Jewish refugees displaced by the World Wars, and fundraising to support Jewish settlements in Palestine. After the founding of the state of Israel in 1948, Hadassah turned its attention to constructing medical centers, encouraging medical and nursing schools, establishing educational facilities, and supporting Youth Aliyah.

Until 1921, Hadassah was governed by a central committee. In November of 1921, a constitution was adopted and in December the first meeting of the National Executive Board of Hadassah was held. The elected National Presidents that followed were commissioned with the tasks shaping the organization's mission, and developing its policies, practices and procedures that governed operations.

Hadassah's first year marked only 700 members, but by the late 1920s it was 34,000 strong. As a response to the increased interest, National committees were created such as Membership, Fundraising, Publicity, etc. in order to better manage the functions and activities of the organization. The Membership arm of Hadassah maintained an orderly system of creation, organization, and service for each of its many National chapters and chapter regions. These chapters also became welcomed outlets for social interaction, participation in Jewish life on a global scale, and an opportunity to learn and acquire new skills. For stay-at-home mothers who felt removed from Jewish tradition, young women enthusiastic about making a difference, and older women interested in giving back to their communities, Hadassah's chapters gave them an outlet for a social feminist voice worthy of worldwide recognition.

Hazel Greenwald-Berkowitz founded the Hadassah Film Department and Archives. Starting in 1962, she also served as served as Chairman of Pictorial Archives. She was a long time member of Hadassah's National Board, and was active in documenting Henrietta Szold's work rescuing Jewish children from Europe and bringing them to Palestine as well as Hadassah's ongoing work in Israel.

Alice Seligsberg was one of the first graduates of Barnard College. She created the Fellowship House, an organization that provided positions and residences to poor and orphaned children. In 1913 she began studying with Henrietta Szold, around the same time the Daughters of Zion was formed. In 1917, Seligsberg helped with the organization of the first group of Hadassah nurses being sent to Palestine. She later served as a board member for the Institute for the Blind in Jerusalem and served as the National President of Hadassah from 1921-1923. From 1923 to the end of her life, she served as the Palestine advisor to the Junior Hadassah Organization, initiating a number of projects including ones that housed war orphans.

Rose Jacobs was influential with Hadassah for most of her life. She was a member of the original circle of women who formed Hadassah and later helped create Hadassah chapters in Georgia, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C. She was instrumental in forwarding Hadassah's support for the Youth Aliyah program, was responsible for initiating the establishment of the Hadassah Hospital in 1939 on Mount Scopus, organized the Hadassah Emergency Committee in Palestine, and served two terms as president, from 1930-1932 and from 1934-1937.

Hadassah began publishing the Hadassah Bulletin in 1914, containing regular updates on national projects and Hadassah chapters. The Hadassah Newsletter replaced the discontinued Bulletin in 1920, with a focus on programming, answering questions, and informing chapters about Palestine/Israel. In 1961, the newsletter evolved into Hadassah Magazine. The post-war publication included topics pertaining more to Jewish women's domestic living, like holidays, travel, food, health, education, culture, as well as pertinent social issues throughout the world.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection includes materials with subject matter that mirrors corresponding Hadassah record groups in paper format. Document types imaged in this collection include correspondence (both typed and handwritten), meeting minutes, reports, essays, program pamphlets, interviews, histories, and photographs.

Most of the microfilmed images in this collection are unique, meaning that AJHS does not have additional microfilm or physical print copies. In most cases, the paper originals were destroyed after imaging. Except for the Hadassah Newsletters and Magazines (of which AJHS also has a complete run on paper), these reels are the archival originals.

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Arrangement

Microfilm reels in this collection are organized by series and sub-series that closely mirror their record group counterparts within the Hadassah Archives. Within each subseries, reels are organized chronologically, when the date is known.

Duplicate reels in this collection are housed physically and intellectually with their master reels.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

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

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

Below is a list of the established Hadassah subjects (and their corresponding record groups) that appear in this collection. For additional materials, please see the following record groups:

Children: RG 1—Youth Aliyah Records and RG 8—Young Judaea Records

Hadassah Medical Organization: RG 2—Hadassah Medical Organization Records

Conventions: RG 3—Annual and Midwinter National Conventions Records

Zionist Political History: RG 4—Zionist Political History Records

Board Minutes: RG 13—Executive Functions Records

Presidents:RG 13—Executive Functions Records

Departments: RG 15—Hadassah Functions and Operations Records

Publications: RG 17—Printed Materials and Publications Records

Chapters: RG 24—Chapters, Regions, Co-ops and Junior Hadassah Records

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 1985 printed guide of the Alice L. Seligsberg and Rose G. Jacobs papers on microfilm (organized by L.D. Geller) provides a wealth of information about that collection. It can be found here: Guide to the Alice L. Seligsberg and Rose G. Jacobs papers in the Hadassah Archives. Please note that this arrangement is no longer valid.

In 2011, an item-level inventory of RG 19 was created. This inventory is available as a PDF here: RG 19 Inventory.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Microfilm Collection in the Hadassah Archives; I-578/RG 19; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY.

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Acquisition Information

The Hadassah Archives, of which the Hadassah Microfilm (RG 19) is a part, are on long-term deposit at the American Jewish Historical Society.

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Processing Information

Please be advised that the unit marked 'Folder' in this RG's container list refers to individually numbered reels.

All reels were originally housed in drop-front archival boxes with varying levels of detailed description on each individual microfilm box. This original box description was used as series- and item-level scope notes.

Where dates were not apparent, the microfilm reel was carefully viewed. Labels were adjusted slightly to conform to institutional label formats.

All drop-front microfilm boxes were placed into bankers and manuscript boxes to minimize shelf space and linear footage. Applicable labels including box/reel contents were added to these boxes for ease of research and paging.

Several reels [entirety of box 15] have a faint vinegar smell. Conservation's recommendation of physically isolating the box has been implemented. These reels now reside in a separate manuscript box along with the rest of the collection.

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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: Administration, 1914-2002

Arrangement:

Subseries are organized according to established Hadassah Archives record groups. For a list of corresponding connections, please refer to the main Scope and Content note. Most arrangement is chronological, with the exception of the Chapter reels, which are alphabetical by location.

Scope and Content:

Reels in this series contain images of various administrative documents, minutes, and correspondence.

Subseries 1: Children, 1919-1984

Arrangement:

Items are arranged by organization title.

Scope and Content:

Documents included on this reel represent mostly general meeting minutes with several pieces of correspondence and reports relating to Meir Shfeya.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11Children—Junior Hadassah1929-1957request_box
  

Minutes

 
12Children—Junior Hadassah1919-1973request_box
  

Meir Shfeya: correspondence, reports, 1919-1973; Other correspondence and reports: 1925-1961

 
13Children—Junior Hadassah1926-1965request_box
  

General minutes, 1926; Junior/Senior minutes, 1933-1965; Executive Committee meeting minutes, 1947-1958.

 
14Children—Youth Aliyah1954-1984request_box
15Children—Youth Aliyah1957-1984request_box

Subseries 2: Hadassah Medical Organization, 1939-1984

Arrangement:

Items in this subseries are organized chronologically when date is known.

Scope and Content:

Imaged items include legal and general correspondence, ceremonies, agreements, and other materials for the following Hadassah Medical Organization projects: Kennedy Center; Medical Library; Marc Chagall’s synagogue windows; Sharett Oncology Center; Hebrew University board of Governors; School of Dentistry; Joint Administrative Committee; School of Pharmacy; School of Dentistry; Hadassah’s move from and reinstating of the Mount Scopus facilities; The origins of the Ein Kerem Medical Center; Lasker Mental Hygiene and Child Guidance Center; Medical Advisory Board; Administrative Committee in Israel.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
16Hadassah Medical Organization1939-1975request_box
  

Medical Projects, 1939-1975; Public Health, 1952-1968.

 
17Hadassah Medical Organization1945-1969request_box
  

Documents cover the following subjects: minutes of the Hadassah Medical School, building committee, the Administrative Committee in Israel, and the Medical Advisory Board; the Schools of Pharmacy and Dentistry; Lasker Mental Hygiene and Childcare Guidance Center; affiliation agreements between Hadassah and Hebrew University concerning the origins of Ein Kerem Medical Center; Hadassah's actions relating to the abandonment and return to Mount Scopus.

 
18Hadassah Medical Organization1946-1984request_box
  

School of Dentistry Committee Minutes; Hebrew University Board of Governors; Hebrew University Facilities (including the Chagall windows, Sharett Oncology Institute, Kennedy Center, and Medical Library).

 
19Hadassah Medical Organization1949-1964request_box
  

Reports; Shikun; Budgets.

 
110Hadassah Medical Organization—Ein Kerem Medical Center—Committee Minutes1961-1972request_box
111Hadassah Medical Organization—Ein Kerem Medical Center—Construction1961-1984request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
212Hadassah Medical Organization—Ein Kerem Medical Center—Dedication1950-1983request_box
  

also 10th and 20th anniversaries

 
213Hadassah Medical Organization—Ein Kerem Medical Center—Departments (C-N)1953-1984request_box
214Hadassah Medical Organization—Ein Kerem Medical Center—Departments (O-X)1950-1984request_box
215Hadassah Medical Organization—HMO in Israel Committee—Minutes1960-1983request_box
  

Hadassah Medical Organization Israel Committee meeting minutes

 

Subseries 3: Conventions, 1914-2002

Arrangement:

Reels are organized by type.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
216Conventions—Annual 1950 August- 1973 Augustrequest_box
217Conventions—Business Sessions1914-1950request_box
218Conventions—Business Sessions1950 August- 1973 Augustrequest_box
219Conventions—Business Sessions1974 September 11-2002 July 23request_box

Subseries 4: Zionist Political History, 1938-1984

Arrangement:

Reels are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Items in this subseries cover several pertinent topics relating to Zionist political history, including the following organizations and issues: Zionist General Council; Zionist Organization of America; World Confederation of General Zionists; United Nations; World Zionist Organization; American Israel Public Affairs Committee; Soviet Jewry World Confederation of General Zionists; World Jewish Congress; Jewish Agency, Middle East, Israeli-Arab relations; Terrorism/Middle East peace; World Zionist Congress Delegates.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
220Zionist Political History1938-1984request_box
  

United Nations, 1957-1984; World Zionist Organization, 1938-1984.

 
221Zionist Political History1949-1969request_box
  

Zionist General Council, 1949-1969; Zionist Organization of America, 1949-1958; World Confederation of General Zionists, 1957-1966.

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
322Zionist Political History1956-1984request_box
  

American Political Issues Terrorism/Middle East peace, 1956-1984

 
323Zionist Political History1957-1984request_box
  

World Confederation of General Zionists; World Jewish Congress Jewish Agency, Middle East, Israeli-Arab relations, 1957-1984.

 
324Zionist Political History1949-1970request_box
  

Presidents Conference/American Zionist Youth Commission, 1949-1969; Plugat Aliyah/World Conference of Jewish Organizations, 1966; Junior Hadassah Summer Institute, 1958-1970.

 
325Zionist Political History1954-1984request_box
  

American Israel Public Affairs Committee, 1954-1984; Soviet Jewry, 1962-1972.

 
326Zionist Political History1971-1984request_box
  

Middle East peace, 1980-1983; World Zionist Congress Delegates, 1971-1984.

 

Subseries 5: Board Minutes, 1957-1973

Arrangement:

Arranged by meeting type.

Scope and Content:

Includes both Executive and National board minutes.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
327Board Minutes—Executive1957 January-1971 June 10request_box
328Board Minutes—Executive1971 June 24- 1973 Decemberrequest_box
329Board Minutes—National1961 January- 1965 Novemberrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
430Board Minutes—National1970 January- 1972 Decemberrequest_box

Subseries 6: Presidents, 1939-1984

Scope and Content:

Reels in this subseries include imaged correspondence, clippings, meeting minutes, and various speeches given at conventions, conferences, and general public addresses.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
431Presidents1939-1983request_box
  

Includes documents by and relating to Irma Lindheim; Zip Szold; Robert Szold, Rose Halprin, Tamar de Sola Pool, Rebecca Shulman, Miriam Freund, and Lola Kramarsky.

 
432Presidents1958-1984request_box
  

Includes documents by and relating to Lola Kramarsky, Charlotte Jacobson, and Faye Schenk.

 
433Presidents1957-1984request_box
  

Includes documents by and relating to Faye Schenk, Rose Matzkin, Bernice Tannenbaum, and Frieda Lewis.

 

Subseries 7: Departments, 1977-1995

Arrangement:

Reels are arranged by type and then alphabetically by chapter.

Scope and Content:

Imaged documents included in this subseries cover both the Membership and Organizational department records, including those for various chapters and regional membership lists.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
434Departments—Membership—Big Chapter Files1980-1984request_box
  

Baltimore, 1980 to Chicago, 1981-1984.

 
435Departments—Membership—Big Chapter Files1984-1987request_box
  

Chicago, 1984-1987 to Detroit, 1985-1987.

 
436Departments—Membership—Big Chapter Files1984-1990request_box
  

Detroit, 1988-1990 to Los Angeles, 1984-1985.

 
437Departments—Membership—Big Chapter Files1988-1992request_box
  

Los Angeles, 1988-1991 to Pittsburgh, 1988-1992.

 
438Departments—Membership—Chapter Files1977-1992request_box
  

Abilene (Greater SW) to Atidim (Southern Pacific Coast Region)

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
539Departments—Membership—Chapter Files1977-1992request_box
  

Atlanta (SE region) to Ben Gurion (Delray)

 
540Departments—Membership—Chapter Files1977-1992request_box
  

Bensalem, PA to Camden City

 
541Departments—Membership—Chapter Files1977-1992request_box
  

Canton, OH to Cincinnati

 
542Departments—Membership—Chapter Files1977-1992request_box
  

Clark to (mid) Denver, CO

 
543Departments—Membership—Chapter Files1977-1992request_box
  

(mid) Denver, CO to Esther

 
544Departments—Membership—Chapter Files1977-1992request_box
  

Eugene to Geula (Boca Raton)

 
545Departments—Membership—Chapter Files1977-1992request_box
  

Gilah-Inverray to Greenfield Chapter

 
546Departments—Membership—Chapter Files1977-1992request_box
  

Greensboro to Hatikvah (Miami Region)

 
547Departments—Membership—Chapter Files1977-1992request_box
  

Haverhill to Inter-America

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
648Departments—Membership—Chapter Files1977-1992request_box
  

Ithaca, NY to (mid) Lauderdale Lakes

 
649Departments—Membership—Chapter Files1977-1992request_box
  

(mid) Lauderdale Lakes to Maayanot (Coral Spring)

 
650Departments—Membership—Chapter Files1977-1992request_box
  

Macher/Menorah to McKeesport, PA

 
651Departments—Membership—Chapter Files1977-1992request_box
  

Memphis, TN to (mid) Monticello, NY

 
652Departments—Membership—Chapter Files1977-1992request_box
  

(mid) Monticello, NY to Norfolk, VA

 
653Departments—Membership—Chapter Files1977-1992request_box
  

North Hills, NY to Nutfield, NH

 
654Departments—Membership—Chapter Files1977-1992request_box
  

Oak Ridge, TN to Pleasant Valley, CA

 
655Departments—Membership—Chapter Files1977-1992request_box
  

Plymouth, MA to River Dell, NJ

 
656Departments—Membership—Chapter Files1977-1992request_box
  

Roanoke, VA to San Antonio, TX

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
757Departments—Membership—Chapter Files1977-1992request_box
  

San Diego, CA to Seattle, WA

 
758Departments—Membership—Chapter Files1977-1992request_box
  

Sequoia, CA to Springfield, IL

 
759Departments—Membership—Chapter Files1977-1992request_box
  

Springfield, NJ to Trumbull, CT

 
760Departments—Membership—Chapter Files1977-1992request_box
  

Tucson, AZ to Wichita, KS

 
761Departments—Membership—Chapter Files1977-1992request_box
  

Wichita Falls, TX to Zohara (N. Miami Beach)

 
762Departments—Membership—Committees1949-1985request_box
  

Personnel

 
763Departments—Membership—Committees1953-1985request_box
  

Zionist Affairs

 
764Departments—Membership—Membership list 1979 Marchrequest_box
  

region 57

 
765Departments—Membership—Region Files1987-1992request_box
  

Bronx Region, 1987-1992 to East Pennsylvania Region, 1987-1992

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
866Departments—Membership—Region Files1985-1992request_box
  

Florida Atlantic Region, 1987-1988 to Greater Southwest Region, 1985-1992

 
867Departments—Membership—Region Files1985-1992request_box
  

Greater Texas Region, 1985-1987 to Missouri Valley Region, 1985-1992

 
868Departments—Membership—Region Files1985-1986request_box
  

Nassau Region, 1985-1986 to North Pacific Region, 1985-1986

 
869Departments—Membership—Region Files1985-1992request_box
  

North Seaboard Region, 1985-1992 to South NJ Region, 1991-1992

 
870Departments—Membership—Region Files1985-1987request_box
  

South Pacific Region, 1986 to Upper New York State Region, 1985-1987

 
871Departments—Membership—Region Files1987-1992request_box
  

Upper New York Region, 1988-1992 to Western Pennsylvania Region, 1987-1992

 
872Departments—Organization Department—Big Chapters and Co-Ops1986-1995request_box
  

Big Chapters: Baltimore-Pittsburgh Co-Op's: Co-Op structure- Women of the West

 
873Departments—Organization Department—Regions1986-1995request_box
  

Bronx-West Pennsylvania

 
874Departments—Organization Department—Alphabetical files1986-1995request_box
  

Anatomy of Presidents-Thrift Shops

 

Subseries 8: Chapters,  1918-1992

Arrangement:

Reels are arranged alphabetically by location.

Scope and Content:

Includes correspondence, forms of creation, and official documents for various US Hadassah chapters.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
975Chapters—History1941-1944request_box
976Chapters—History1918-1989request_box
  

Alabama-DC (Montgomery)

 
977Chapters—History1973request_box
  

DC (Montgomery)-Idaho

 
978Chapters—History1961-1991request_box
  

Illinois-Missouri

 
979Chapters—History1927-1990request_box
  

Montana-New York

 
980Chapters—History1934-1990request_box
  

New York (I-Z)-Oregon

 
981Chapters—History1918-1992request_box
  

Pennsylvania-Wisconsin

 
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Series II: Personal papers,  1915-1971

Arrangement:

Reels are arranged in sub-series by collection and then chronologically.

Due to a slight vinegar smell, Box 15 in this series is physically housed separately in its own manuscript box. Please be aware when requesting this item for viewing.

Scope and Content:

This series consists of two separate imaged sets of personal papers.

Subseries 1: Hazel G. Berkowitz papers, 1952-1971

Arrangement:

Items are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Hazel Greenwald-Berkowitz founded the Hadassah Film Department and Archives and was a long time member of Hadassah's National Board. She was active in documenting various Hadassah activities in Palestine/Israel and Europe, including Henrietta Szold's project to rescue Jewish children from Europe and relocate them to Palestine (Youth Aliyah). By 1960, she had shot over 50,000 feet of color film for Hadassah, as well as capturing a sizable amount on black and white 35mm film and color slides. As part of her work with Hadassah, Greenwald documented activities in 29 countries, including five visits to the Soviet Union as well as Cochin, India, and Shiraz, Iran.

This collection consists of microfilmed photographs taken in Israel. Included are travel photographs, photographs of projects and events at hospitals, education centers, and at Hadassah-sponsored villages.

Several of the reels in this subseries contain aged tape splicing. Those reels with degrading/fragile tape have been noted.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1082Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1952request_box
  

Imaged photographs include the S.S. Independence, Hospital Israelite Meyer Rothschild, Eleanor Roosevelt Vocational Center for Rural Youth, Neveh Hadassah Hanoar-Hatzioni Village, Naioth Hadassah at Ramat Yochanan,

 
1083Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1952request_box
  

Positive duplicate

 
1084Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1952request_box
  

Imaged photographs include the Hadassah Hotel Management School in the Yishuv and the Hebrew Medical Center.

 
1085Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1952request_box
  

Positive duplicate

 
1086Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1954request_box
  

Imaged pictures of Hadassah Hotel Management School.

Reel splicing tape has degraded. Please consult a librarian before using.

 
1087Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1954request_box
  

Positive duplicate

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1188Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1954request_box
  

Images include young adults printing and typesetting with a press and studying in a classroom as well as individuals farming and learning architechtural draftsmanship.

 
1189Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1954request_box
  

Positive duplicate

 
1190Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1954request_box
  

Reel splicing tape is fragile. Please consult a librarian before using.

 
1191Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1954request_box
  

Positive duplicate

 
1192Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1954request_box
  

Includes images of Doctors and Nurses performing basic check-ups on children, including those with prosthetics.

 
1193Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1954request_box
  

Positive duplicate

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1294Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1954request_box
  

Reel splicing tape is fragile. Please consult a librarian before using.

 
1295Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1954request_box
  

Positive duplicate

 
1296Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1954request_box
  

Imaged photographs include activitives performed at the Preventative Medical Services- Mother and Child Welfare Centre, nurses delivering care packages to village women, the facade of the Restaurant/Hotel Moriah, the Else and Albert Einstein School and Community House, and a three-dimensional table model of the Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem.

 
1297Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1954request_box
  

Positive duplicate

 
1298Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1954request_box
  

Reel splicing tape is fragile. Please consult a librarian before using.

 
1299Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1954request_box
  

Positive duplicate

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
13100Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1962request_box
  

Reel splicing tape is fragile. Please consult a librarian before using.

 
13101Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1962request_box
  

Positive duplicate

 
13102Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1962request_box
  

Images of the Chagall stained-glass windows as well as the Hadassah Golden Jubilee Study Mission.

 
13103Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1962request_box
  

Positive duplicate

 
13104Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1962request_box
  

Reel splicing tape is fragile. Please consult a librarian before using.

 
13105Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1962request_box
  

Positive duplicate

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14106Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1962request_box
  

Reel splicing tape is fragile. Please consult a librarian before using.

 
14107Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1962request_box
  

Positive duplicate

 
14108Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1962request_box
  

Reel splicing tape is fragile. Please consult a librarian before using.

 
14109Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1962request_box
  

Positive duplicate

 
14110Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1962request_box
  

Reel splicing tape is fragile. Please consult a librarian before using.

 
14111Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1962request_box
  

Positive duplicate

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15112Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1962request_box
  

All reels in box 15 have been isolated due to a slight vinegar off-gassing. Please consult a librarian.

 
15113Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1962request_box
  

All reels in box 15 have been isolated due to a slight vinegar off-gassing. Please consult a librarian.

Positive duplicate

 
15114Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1964request_box
  

All reels in box 15 have been isolated due to a slight vinegar off-gassing. Please consult a librarian.

ARAD

 
15115Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1964request_box
  

All reels in box 15 have been isolated due to a slight vinegar off-gassing. Please consult a librarian.

ARAD

Positive duplicate

 
15116Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1966request_box
  

All reels in box 15 have been isolated due to a slight vinegar off-gassing. Please consult a librarian.

 
15117Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1966request_box
  

All reels in box 15 have been isolated due to a slight vinegar off-gassing. Please consult a librarian.

Russia and Israel

Positive duplicate

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
16118Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1968request_box
  

Reel splicing tape is fragile. Please consult a librarian before using.

Imaged photographs of Israeli marketplaces, animals (camels), and architecture exteriors.

 
16119Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1968request_box
  

Positive duplicate

 
16120Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1971request_box
  

Includes Moshe Kol dedication and Aliyah Day Center

 
16121Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitz1971request_box
  

Positive Duplicate

 
16122Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitzundatedrequest_box
  

Images of film roll description cards.

 
16123Personal papers—Hazel G. Berkowitzundatedrequest_box
  

Images of photograph source cards. Cards include project numbers, places, and individuals. These cards were meant to serve as working source cards until such time that the photographs could be properly catalogued and the information typed out.

 

Subseries 2: Alice L. Seligsberg/ Rose G. Jacobs papers, 1915-1978

Arrangement:

Items are arranged according to original order.

Scope and Content:

Alice L. Seligsberg was a social worker and Zionist leader who was a founding member of Henrietta's Szold's Daughters of Zion study group. Most notably, she served as President of Hadassah and administrator of the American Zionist Medical Unit. She headed the Orphans Committee in Palestine, held the position of Palestine advisor to the Junior Hadassah Organization for many years, and was honored with the creation of the Alice L. Seligsberg Vocational High School for Girls (which later became the Seligsberg-Brandeis Community College) after her death.

Also a founding member of the Daughters of Zion, Rose G. Jacobs founded Hadassah chapters in Georgia, Tennessee, and Washington, D. C. She was the chair of the Committee for the Study of Arab-Jewish Relations, was instrumental in Hadassah's adoption of the Youth Aliyah program, and was elected as the only woman delegate to the St. James Conference in 1939. She was named editor of the national Hadassah News Bulletin in 1920, and served terms as both Vice President and President of Hadassah.

This set of imaged personal papers includes correspondence (both typed and handwritten), reports, pamphlets, histories, and interviews, among other document types.

This set of microfilm was originally processed in 1985 by Hadassah archivist L.D. Geller. A PDF of this finding aid can be found here.

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17124Personal papers—Alice L. Seligsberg/ Rose G. Jacobs1918-1942request_box
  

Includes correspondence relating to the Palestine Orphan Committee

 
17125Personal papers—Alice L. Seligsberg/ Rose G. Jacobs1916-1950request_box
  

Report on Justice Brandeis; Palestine Orphan Committee; account of Jacobs' first trip to Palestine; interview with Anna Kaplan; correspondence regarding the Hadassah Organizational Medical Unit in Palestine; Institute for the Blind; pamphlets on nursing; Trade School for Girls.

 
17126Personal papers—Alice L. Seligsberg/ Rose G. Jacobs1918-1958request_box
  

ESCO papers; Daughters of Zion; Hadassah's constitution; correspondence relating to Brandeis University, Hadassah membership, and Hadassah's growing political power.

 
17127Personal papers—Alice L. Seligsberg/ Rose G. Jacobs1915-1955request_box
  

Social work; childcare in Palestine; Training School for Social Service; Zionist personalities; Chaim Weizmann.

 
17128Personal papers—Alice L. Seligsberg/ Rose G. Jacobs1921-1957request_box
  

Education in Hadassah; founding of the Jugend-Aliyah; the 1st International Youth Aliyah Conference; chapters written on the history of Hadassah; early administration of Hadassah; Arab-Jewish Relations Committee meeting minutes; photographs of Rose Jacobs.

 
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Series III: Publications, 1914-2009

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically by issue date.

Scope and Content:

This series contains issues of Hadassah Newsletter and Hadassah Magazine. These materials are duplicates of the publications found in RG 17.

For physical, printed copies of Hadassah Bulletin/Newsletter/Magazine, please see RG 17: Printed Materials and Publications.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
17129Publications—Hadassah NewsletterDecember 1914-August 1918 March 1920-September 1923 October 1923-August 1926 October 1923-August 1926request_box
  

Volume 1, No. 1-Volume 6, No. 10

 
17130Publications—Hadassah Newsletter 1923 October-1939 Mayrequest_box
17131Publications—Hadassah Newsletter 1926 October- 1933 Junerequest_box
  

Volume 7, No. 1-Volume 13, No. 4

 
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18132Publications—Hadassah Newsletter1933 September/October- 1939 Mayrequest_box
  

Volume 14, No. 1-Volume 19, No. 8

 
18133Publications—Hadassah Newsletter1939 September/October-1943 July/August request_box
  

Volume 21 No. 1-Volume 23, No. 8

September/October 1939-July/August 1940; September/October 1940-July/August 1941; September/October 1941-July/August 1943

 
18134Publications—Hadassah Newsletter 1939 September/October-1947 October request_box
  

Duplicate

 
18135Publications—Hadassah Newsletter1943 September-1947 June/July request_box
  

Volume 24, No. 1-Volume 27, No. 4

 
18136Publications—Hadassah Newsletter1947 October-1963 December request_box
  

Volume 28, No. 2-Volume 37, No. 4

 
18137Publications—Hadassah Newsletter 1947 November-1956 December request_box
  

Duplicate

 
18138Publications—Hadassah Newsletter 1947 November-1956 Decemberrequest_box
  

Duplicate

 
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19139Publications—Hadassah Newsletter 1947 November-1956 Decemberrequest_box
  

Duplicate

 
19140Publications—Hadassah Newsletter1949-1951request_box
19141Publications—Hadassah Magazine1956 September-1960 August request_box
  

Volume 37-40

 
19142Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1960 September-1961 June request_box
  

Volume 41, No. 1-10

 
19143Publications—Hadassah Magazine1961-1970request_box
19144Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1961 September-1962 June request_box
  

Volume 42, No. 1-10

 
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20145Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1962 September-1964 June request_box
  

Volume 43, No. 1-Volume 45, No. 10

 
20146Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1964 September-1965 June request_box
  

Volume 46, No. 1-10

 
20147Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1965 September-1966 June request_box
  

Volume 47. No. 1-10

 
20148Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1966 September-1967 June request_box
  

Volume 48, No. 1-10

 
20149Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1967 September-1968 June request_box
  

Volume 49, No. 1-10

 
20150Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1968 September-1971 June request_box
  

Volume 50, No. 1-Volume 52, No. 10

 
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21151Publications—Hadassah Magazine1970-1975request_box
21152Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1971 September-1974 June request_box
  

Volume 53, No. 1-Volume 55, No. 10

 
21153Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1973 September-1974 June request_box
  

Volume 55, No. 1-10

 
21154Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1973 September-1974 June request_box
  

Volume 55, No. 1-10

 
21155Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1974 September-1976 June request_box
  

Volume 56, No. 1-Volume 57, No. 10

 
21156Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1975 September-1976 June request_box
  

Volume 57, No. 1-10

 
21157Publications—Hadassah Magazine1975-1981request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
22158Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1976 September-1977 July request_box
  

Volume 58, No. 1-10

 
22159Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1977 August-1978 July request_box
  

Volume 59, No. 1-10

 
22160Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1978 August-1979 July request_box
  

Volume 60, No. 1-10

 
22161Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1980 August-1981 July request_box
  

Volume 62, No. 1-10

 
22162Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1981 August-1982 July request_box
  

Volume 63, No. 1-10

 
22163Publications—Hadassah Magazine1982-1986request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
23164Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1983 August-1984 July request_box
  

Volume 65, No. 1-10

 
23165Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1984 August-1985 July request_box
  

Volume 66, No. 1-10

 
23166Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1985 August-1986 July request_box
  

Volume 67, No. 1-10

 
23167Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1986 August-1987 July request_box
  

Volume 68, No. 1-10

 
23168Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1987 August-1988 July request_box
  

Volume 69, No. 1-10

 
23169Publications—Hadassah Magazine1987-1989request_box
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24170Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1988 August-1989 July request_box
  

Volume 70, No. 1-10

 
24171Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1989 August-1990 July request_box
  

Volume 71, No. 1-10

 
24172Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1990 August-1991 July request_box
  

Volume 72, No. 1-10

 
24173Publications—Hadassah MagazineJanuary 1990-December 1993request_box
24174Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1991 August-1992 July request_box
  

Volume 73, No. 1-10

 
24175Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1992 August-1993 July request_box
  

Volume 74, No. 1-10

 
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25176Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1993 August-1994 July request_box
  

Volume 75, No. 1-10

 
25177Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1994 August-1995 July request_box
  

Volume 76, No. 1-10

 
25178Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1994 January-1995 December request_box
25179Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1995 August-1996 July request_box
  

volume 77; includes supplements

 
25180Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1995 August-1996 July request_box
  

volume 77; includes supplements

 
25181Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1996 August-1997 July request_box
  

volume 78

 
25182Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1997 August-1998 July request_box
  

volume 79

 
25183Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1998 August-1999 July request_box
  

volume 80; includes supplements; includes Heart & Soul: December, March, June/July

 
25184Publications—Hadassah Magazine 1999 August-2000 July request_box
  

volume 81; includes supplements

 
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26185Publications—Hadassah Magazine 2000 August-2001 July request_box
  

volume 82

 
26186Publications—Hadassah Magazine 2001 August-2002 July request_box
  

volume 83; includes supplements

 
26187Publications—Hadassah Magazine 2002 August-2003 July request_box
  

volume 84; includes supplements

 
26188Publications—Hadassah Magazine 2003 August-2004 July request_box
  

volume 85

 
26189Publications—Hadassah Magazine 2004 August-2005 July request_box
  

volume 86

 
26190Publications—Hadassah Magazine 2005 August-2006 July request_box
  

volume 87

 
26191Publications—Hadassah Magazine 2006 August-2007July request_box
  

volume 88

 
26192Publications—Hadassah Magazine 2007 August-2008 July request_box
  

volume 89

 
26193Publications—Hadassah Magazine 2008 August-2009 July request_box
  

volume 90

 
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27194Publications—Hadassah Magazine2008 August-2009 Julyrequest_box
  

volume 90

 
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Series IV: Negatives, 1950-1973

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by series/subseries.

Scope and Content:

Reels in this series were physically separated due to their format. They contain convention reports, meeting minutes, and Hadassah publications. Positives have been made of each negative in this series and are present in this collection elsewhere. See individual scope notes for location.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
27195Negatives—Annual Convention reports 1950 August-1973 August request_box
  

Positive located in Box 2, Folder (Reel) 16.

 
27196Negatives—Annual Convention reports1950 August-1973 Augustrequest_box
  

Positive located in Box 2, Folder (Reel) 16.

 
27197Negatives—Executive Committee Meeting minutes 1957 January-1971 January request_box
  

Positive located in Box 3, Folder (Reel) 27.

 
27198Negatives—Executive Committee Meeting minutes1971 June 24-1973 December request_box
  

Positive located in Box 3, Folder (Reel) 28.

 
27199Negatives—National Board Meeting minutes 1961 January-1965 November request_box
  

Positive located in Box 3, Folder (Reel) 29.

 
27200Negatives—National Board Meeting minutes 1970 January-1972 December request_box
  

Positive located in Box 4, Folder (Reel) 30.

 
27201Negatives—Hadassah Newsletter 1949-1951 Novemberrequest_box
  

Positive located in Box 19, Folder (Reel) 140.

 
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