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Records of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee: New York Office, 1914 – 1918 | Organizations

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Subcollection 2: Organizations
Record Group 2-1: Relations with U.S. Government
File 38: JDC Administration, Relations With U.S. Government, General, 1916-1919

Extent: 0.33 inch
Miscellaneous materials, correspondence, including effects on relief operations as U.S. diplomatic and military conditions change.
Index Terms:
Adee, Alvey
Administration
Albert Lucas
American Red Cross
Brylawski, Fulton
Courland
Enemy Aliens
Family Reunification
Financial
Licenses
Lithuania
Marshall, Louis
Poland
Relief
Remittances
Russia
Switzerland
Transmigrants
U.S. Government
U.S. State Department
U.S. War Trade Board
Wilson, President Woodrow
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File 39: JDC Administration, Relations With U.S. Government, Internal Revenue Service, 1918

Extent: 0.10 inch
Correspondence regarding tax exemptions for contributions to war relief.
Index Terms:
Administration
Albert Lucas
Financial
Internal Revenue Service
Tax Exemptions
Taxes
U.S. Government
U.S. Treasury
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File 40: JDC Administration, Relations With U.S. Government, Liberty Loan Committee, 1918

Extent: 0.15 inch
Correspondence regarding the fourth Liberty Loan campaign, including speaking invitation for Albert Lucas.
Index Terms:
Administration
Albert Lucas
Financial
Government Bonds
Liberty Bonds
Liberty Loan Committee
U.S. Government
U.S. Treasury
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Record Group 2-2: Relations with Foreign Governments
File 41: JDC Administration, Relations With Foreign Governments, Netherlands, 1918-1919

Extent: 0.25 inch
Correspondence regarding aid from Dutch government, embassies, consular officials on distributing relief.
Index Terms:
Administration
Brylawski, Fulton
Financial
Foreign Governments
Hoofien, Siegfried (Eliezer)
Netherlands
Nierop, Frederick Solomon Van
Occupied Territories
Palestine
Poland
Relief
Remittances
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File 42: JDC Administration, Relations With Foreign Governments, Spain, 1917-1918

Extent: 0.25 inch
Correspondence (English and Spanish) regarding aid from Spanish government, ambassadors on transferring relief funds.
Index Terms:
Administration
Ballobar, Count
Brandeis, Louis
Brylawski, Fulton
Financial
Foreign Governments
Germany
Kahn, Bernhard
Lehman, Herbert
List
Lithuania
Occupied Territories
Palestine
Poland
Relief
Remittances
Riano, Juan
Spain
Spanish Ambassadors
Warburg, Felix
Wise, Rabbi Stephen
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File 43: JDC Administration, Relations With Foreign Governments, Sweden, 1917

Extent: 0.10 inch
Correspondence on Swedish investigation of Turkish treatment of Jews in Palestine.
Index Terms:
Administration
Foreign Governments
Jaffa
Palestine
Sweden
Turkey
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Record Group 2-3: Relations with NGOs
File 44: American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief, 1916-1919

Extent: 0.15 inch
Correspondence on fund-raising, coordinating campaign, work with American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief.
Index Terms:
Albert Lucas
American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief
Armenia
Financial
Humanitarian Aid
Hunger
Massacre
Organizations
Refugees
Relief
Syria
Turkey
Vickery, Charles
Voluntary Agencies
Wilson, President Woodrow
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File 45: American Friends Service Committee, 1917, 1919

Extent: 0.10 inch
Wilbur Thomas letter (April 10, 1919) on plan for study commission to assess conditions in Russia.
Index Terms:
American Friends Service Committee
Housing
Humanitarian Aid
Medical
Organizations
Quakers
Refugees
Relief
Russia
Thomas, Wilbur
Vocational Education
Voluntary Agencies
Workshops
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File 46: American Jewish Relief Committee, 1915-1918

Extent: 0.50 inch
Miscellaneous fund-raising correspondence, pamphlets, membership lists. Financial audit (September 5, 1918).
Index Terms:
American Jewish Relief Committee
Billikopf, Jacob
Burba, George
Donors of American Jewish Relief Committee
Financial
Fund-Raising
Humanitarian Aid
Levy, Reverend Doctor J. Leonard
List
Magnes, Judah
Marshall, Louis
Organizations
Relief
Rosenwald, Julius
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File 47: American Red Cross, 1916-1919

Extent: 0.50 inch
Correspondence on cooperation with voluntary agencies; miscellaneous on relief, medical supplies, missions abroad.
Index Terms:
Albert Lucas
Allied War Charities
American Red Cross
Armenian and Syrian Relief Committee
Bicknell, Ernest
Billings, Frank
Bliss, Cornelius
Bogen, Boris
Brylawski, Fulton
Capps, Edward
Central Powers
Europe
Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America
Financial
Freight
Friedlaender, Israel
Fund-Raising
Health
Humanitarian Aid
Individual Remittances
Lowenstein, Solomon
Magnes, Judah
Marshall, Louis
Medical
Medical Supplies
Moffat, John
Murray, Arthur
Nonsectarian Aid
Organizations
Palestine
Phillips, William
Relief
Russia
Schiff, Jacob
Syria
Taft, William H.
U.S. State Department
Voluntary Agencies
Wadsworth, Eliot
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File 48: American Red Cross, New York County Chapter, 1917

Extent: 0.20 inch
Correspondence on cooperation, fund-raising with New York Red Cross chapter.
Index Terms:
Albert Lucas
American Red Cross New York County Chapter
Financial
Fund-Raising
Humanitarian Aid
Nonsectarian Aid
Organizations
Schiff, Jacob
Voluntary Agencies
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File 49: American Red Cross, Canadian Jewish Committee, 1918

Extent: 0.10 inch
Query regarding forwarding relief funds abroad.
Index Terms:
Canadian Jewish Committee
Friedman, Albert Lucas. D.S.
Organizations
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File 50: Central Relief Committee, 1914-1919

Extent: 0.33 inch
Miscellaneous minutes, accounts on Orthodox relief organization formed in October 1914. Financial statements. Miscellaneous pamphlets; proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson.
Index Terms:
Albert Lucas
Central Committee for the Relief of Jewish Suffering Through the War
Central Relief Committee
Financial
Kamaiky, Leon
Organizations
Orthodox
Palestine
Relief
Religious Education
Remittances
Wilson, President Woodrow
Yeshivot
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File 51: Central Committee for the Relief of the Lithuanian War Sufferers, 1916

Extent: 0.10 inch
Letter (undated, 1916) from V.K. Rackauskas, seeking common cause with American Jewish relief efforts.
Index Terms:
Central Committee for the Relief of the Lithuanian War Sufferers
Lithuania
Organizations
Rackauskas, V.K.
Relief
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File 52: Central Relief Committee, Buenos Aires, 1918-1919

Extent: 0.10 inch
Correspondence (English, Yiddish) regarding division of funds collected by Central Relief Committee for War Sufferers, Buenos Aires.
Index Terms:
Albert Lucas
Argentina
Buenos Aires
Central Committee for Jewish Prisoners of War
Central Relief Committee for War Sufferers
Financial
Fund-Raising
Hass, Jacob de
Organizations
Palestine
Relief
Zionist Organization of America
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File 53: Committee of Roumanian Jews, 1916-1917, 1919

Extent: 0.25 inch
Miscellaneous correspondence, reports from landsmanschaften on conditions of Romanian Jews.
Index Terms:
American Union of Roumanian Jews
Brill, Abraham
Committee of Roumanian Jews
Federation of Roumanian Jews of America
Landsmanschaften
Organizations
Romanian
Stern, Adolph
Wachtel, Maurice
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File 54: East Prussian Relief Fund, 1916

Extent: 0.10 inch
Letter (June 23, 1916) advising of efforts to rebuild Ragnit, Goldap and Allenberg, proposing special aid for Jews in the district.
Index Terms:
Allenberg Relief
East Prussian Relief Fund
Goldap
Oberfohrer, Dr. Robert
Organizations
Ragnit
Reconstruction
Rehabilitation
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File 55: Federation of Bessarabian Jews of America, 1918

Extent: 0.10 inch
Query regarding aid to Bessarabian Jews.
Index Terms:
Bessarabia
Federation of Bessarabian Jews of America
Landsmanschaften
Lerner, Leo
Lucas, Alert
Organizations
Relief
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File 56: Federation of Hungarian Jews in America, 1916-1917

Extent: 0.15 inch
Correspondence, reports on coordinating, centralizing fund-raising by landsmanschaften for Hungarian Jews.
Index Terms:
Bettleheim, Samuel
Federation of Hungarian Jews in America
Fund-Raising
Hungary
Landsmanschaften
Organizations
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File 57: Federation of Palestinian Jews in America, 1918

Extent: 0.10 inch
Letter regarding needs, of Jewish communities, seeks loan fund.
Index Terms:
Federation of Palestinian Jews in America
Landsmanschaften
List
Loan Fund
Organizations
Palestine
Rehabilitation
Rivlin, Moses
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File 58: Hadassah, 1917-1919

Extent: 0.25 inch
Miscellaneous correspondence on coordinated fund-raising, aid, including Albert Lucas letter (February 11, 1917) on efforts to get medical supplies through a blockade to Palestine.
Index Terms:
Albert Lucas
Elkus, Abram
Financial
Fund-Raising
Hadassah
Magnes, Judah
Medical Supplies
Medical Unit
Organizations
Palestine
Szold, Henrietta
Warburg, Felix
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File 59: HIAS, 1918

Extent: 0.50 inch
Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)-related correspondence on conditions in Japan, China; miscellaneous on family members stranded in Harbin. Miscellaneous financial reports; financial correspondence, transactions receipts. Confidential report (September 25, 1918) on local conditions, dangers in Far East.
Index Terms:
Albert Lucas
Bernstein, John
China
Far East
Financial
Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
Japan
Mason, Samuel
Migration
Organizations
Refugees
Russia
Vladivostok
Yokohama
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File 60: Jewish People's Relief Committee, 1915-1920

Extent: 0.50 inch
Miscellaneous correspondence, financial reports (English, Yiddish); convention and committee meeting minutes. Report (Yiddish) on 1918 convention.
Index Terms:
Albert Lucas
Financial
Fund-Raising
Jewish People's Relief Committee
Lists [Members of JDC constituent organizations (undated); branch leaders of People's Relief Committee]
Organizations
Relief
Zucker, Abraham
Zuckerman, Baruch
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File 61: Mizrachi Bureau, 1917

Extent: 0.10 inch
Correspondence requesting larger subventions for aid to Jews in Palestine.
Index Terms:
Berlin, Rabbi Meir
Jerusalem
Mizrachi Bureau
Organizations
Orthodox
Palestine
Relief
Welfare
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File 62: New England Bureau for Jewish War Relief, 1918

Extent: 0.15 inch
Miscellaneous correspondence. Report on conference regarding united fund-raising campaigns.
Index Terms:
Albert Lucas
Financial
Fund-Raising
New England Bureau for Jewish War Relief
Organizations
Relief
Selig, Harris
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File 63: North American Relief Society, 1916

Extent: 0.10 inch
Letter transmitting remittances (via U.S. consul in Hamburg) for food and clothing for Jewish institutions.
Index Terms:
Clothing
Financial
Food
North American Relief Society
Organizations
Relief Supplies
Remittances
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File 64: Poale Zion Palestine Committee of America, 1918

Extent: 0.15 inch
Correspondence on conditions, labor assistance for Jews in Palestine.
Index Terms:
Boncek, S.
Economic Rehabilitation
Financial
Jerusalem
Labor Bureau
List
Organizations
Palestine
Palestine Workers Fund
Poale Zion Palestine Committee of America
Relief
Welfare
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File 65: Provisional Executive Committee for General Zionist Affairs, 1916-1918

Extent: 0.25 inch
Correspondence on remittances, finances. Annual report (June 1917) on political, financial conditions.
Index Terms:
Financial
Haas, Jacob de
Jerusalem
Kesselman, Robert
Organizations
Palestine
Provisional Executive Committee for General Zionist Affairs
Relief
Safed
Tiberias
Turkey
Welfare
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File 66: Rockefeller Foundation, 1917

Extent: 0.10 inch
Foundation report on aid,logistical problems with supplies to Poland, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania.
Index Terms:
Albania
Clothing
Embree, Edwin
Financial
Food
Logistics
Montenegro
Organizations
Poland
Relief
Relief Supplies
Rockefeller Foundation
Serbia
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File 67: Russian Information Bureau, 1918

Extent: 0.10 inch
A.J. Sackletter on anti-Semitism in Russia, despite Jewish patriotism, Bolshevism; recommends American Jews have special relief fund for Russia, not limited to Jews.
Index Terms:
Anti-Semitism
Bolshevism
Jewish Patriotism
Organizations
Relief
Russia
Russian Information Bureau
Sack, A.J.
Welfare
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File 68: Sephardic Relief Committee of America, 1917-1918

Extent: 0.15 inch
Correspondence on relief supplies, funds raised for relief.
Index Terms:
Disasters
Financial
Landsmanschaften
Nessim, Maurice
Organizations
Relief
Relief Supplies
Salonica
Salonica Fire
Sephardic Relief Committee of America
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