Guide to the Papers of the Mamie Levitt Family, undated, 1918-1960
 
P-1026

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Kristiana Weseloh as MS Word document, March 20, 2017. Finding aid was encoded by Kristiana Weseloh on March 20, 2017. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Levitt, Mamie
Title: Mamie Levitt Family Papers
Dates:undated, 1918-1960
Abstract: The Mamie Levitt Family Papers reflect the professional and personal activities of Mamie Levitt and her active role in the Oklahoma City Jewish Community. She was a member of Young Judea and later became President of the Oklahoma City chapter of Hadassah, President of the Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Society, and Vice President of the local PTA. She eventually went on to serve on the board of the regional Southwest chapter of Hadassah from 1948-1951.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 2 linear feet (Two manuscript boxes and one OS4 box)
Identification: P-1026
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Biographical Note
Jewish Community Council Workers Kit 1944

United Campaign Jewish Community Council Workers Kit 1944

Mamie Levitt was born Naomi Mae Fagin in Ukraine in 1905 and emigrated to the U.S. with her parents in 1907. She graduated from high school in 1921 and later married Jake Levitt in 1922. They had one son, Stanley Levitt (1925-1944). Mamie was very active in her local Jewish community. She was a member of Young Judea and later became President of the Oklahoma City chapter of Hadassah, President of the Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Society, and Vice President of the PTA. She eventually went on to serve on the board of the regional Southwest chapter of Hadassah from 1948-1951.

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Scope and Content Note

Consists of two scrapbooks of Mamie’s personal life and work with local organizations in Oklahoma City. Items include her son's baby book, newspaper clippings of her son's accomplishments, his school papers and ephemera of his activities. There are newspaper clippings of Mamie's work with the PTA and Hadassah, articles on Israel, PTA ephemera, correspondence from friends and associates, Hadassah convention programs and badges, regional Hadassah meeting minutes, Mamie’s high school diploma and penmanship certificate, and ephemera from her local synagogue.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into one series as follows:

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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

Guide to the Hadassah Archives, 1920-2010

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Mamie Levitt Family Papers; P-1026; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Dr. Jeanne Abrams from the University of Denver, 2001.

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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

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Series I: Mamie Levitt Family Papers, Undated, 1918-1960

English
Box 1, Folders 1-6. Box 2, Folders 7, 1-5. OS4, Folders 1-2.
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically by page and item number.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11Scrapbook One (1 of 7) 1918-1960request_box
12Scrapbook One (2 of 7)1918-1960request_box
13Scrapbook One (3 of 7)1918-1960request_box
14Scrapbook One (4 of 7)1918-1960request_box
15Scrapbook One (5 of 7)1918-1960request_box
16Scrapbook One (6 of 7)1918-1960request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
27Scrapbook One (7 of 7)1918-1960request_box
21Scrapbook Two (1 of 5)1918-1960request_box
22Scrapbook Two (2 of 5)1918-1960request_box
23Scrapbook Two (3 of 5)1918-1960request_box
24Scrapbook Two (4 of 5)1918-1960request_box
25Scrapbook Two (5 of 5)1918-1960request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
OS41Scrapbook One1918-1960request_box
OS42Scrapbook Two1918-1960request_box
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