Archives of The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc.
|ID Code:||NY AR191418|
|Creator:||American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee|
|Title:||Records of the New York Office of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1914 – 1918|
|Inclusive Dates:||January 1, 1914 – December 31, 1918|
|Extent:||9 linear feet|
|Link:||The New York 1914-1918 Collection|
|Location:||American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, New York Archives|
Example: JDC Archives, Records of the New York Office of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1914 – 1918, Folder #143.3, Cablegram from Albert Lucas to Ambassador Francis, 08/07/1917.
This subcollection focuses on the composition, structure, leadership, and operations of JDC and JDC committees and is divided into the following two record groups:
This subcollection deals with JDC’s relationship and cooperation with the United States Government, its departments, agencies, and consular officials; with foreign governments and their embassies and consuls; and with JDC constituent member organizations and other private Jewish and non-sectarian humanitarian organizations and agencies to aid in the transfer and distribution of relief funds.
This subcollection treats the functional activities of JDC in this period and documents efforts to provide care and critical relief for the displaced and the vulnerable; to support children and orphans, rabbis, and prisoners of war; to distribute supplies and kosher provisions, and to respond to personal appeals for aid in locating and assisting family members. Subject matter is divided into the following six record groups:
The documents in this subcollection detail JDC’s efforts to alleviate suffering and rebuild devastated communities; they are organized in record groups that are arranged alphabetically by country or region. When the amount of material for each country or region warrants further classification, the record group may be broken down into series. Note that borders shift in the war era, and that the names of localities reflect both recognized political and indigenous Jewish regions.