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Subcollection: Organizations

The Organizations subcollection contains material on many organizations with which JDC had relationships. An important subject covered by the Jewish Organizations record group is the allocation of responsibilities for operating and funding activities among JDC and other international Jewish organizations, such as the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, the United HIAS Service, Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants (OSE), and the Alliance Israelite Universelle. JDC’s connections with local and national Jewish bodies in Europe led it to facilitate the development of the Standing Conference for European Jewish Community Services.

Another significant function of JDC’s collaborations during this time was mutual aid for refugees and migrants. Its partners in this function include the International Red Cross, the United States Escapee Program, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the Jewish Agency, and the United HIAS Service. JDC likewise played a key role in creating the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services (Interco) which met the standards to attain consultative status with the United Nations. Also noteworthy is the leadership role played by Charles Jordan, JDC’s Director General, in several bodies of non-governmental organizations, namely the Standing Conference of Voluntary Agencies (SCVA) and its successor, the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), and in the development of global UN humanitarian projects such as the World Refugee Year.

Additional information on the partner organizations can be found in the Countries and Regions subcollection. Country-level record groups contain further material on JDC connections with governmental and private entities.

Arrangement

The Organizations subcollection is organized into four record groups: Government, Jewish Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Intergovernmental. Within each record group, files are arranged alphabetically. Organizations with at least three files are categorized in series, listed alphabetically; organizations with fewer than three files are listed after series.

Record Group: Jewish Organizations

The organizations covered in this record group worked in fields including fundraising, restitution, education, migration, social welfare, the organization of Jewish communities and communal institutions, Jewish advocacy, loans, religion, and Zionism.

File ORG.321: American Council for Judaism 1959, 1961-1962

Old Folder Number: O-1540

Correspondence regarding activities of and JDC’s contact with title organization, criticisms of JDC staff members published by title organization, and responses to other organizations seeking information and advice from JDC about title organization. The American Council for Judaism was engaged in anti-Zionist activities and refugee aid.

American Council for Judaism 1959, 1961-1962

File ORG.328: Archive and Museum of the Jewish Labour Movement 1955-1956

Old Folder Number: 1

Correspondence regarding a grant to title institution for the purchase of microfilm equipment.

Archive and Museum of the Jewish Labour Movement 1955-1956

File ORG.329: Assistencia Mutual para Imigrantes Israelitas (AMPI) Minutes 1958

Old Folder Number: 23

Minutes of meeting of title loan kassa. The minutes are in Portuguese.

Assistencia Mutual para Imigrantes Israelitas (AMPI) Minutes 1958

File ORG.330: Ben Zvi Institute 1955-1958

Old Folder Number: 3

Accounting file containing correspondence about payments to the Ben Zvi Institute for research projects.

Ben Zvi Institute 1955-1958

File ORG.331: Caixa de Empréstimos para Imigrantes (CEPI) Minutes 1957-1958

Old Folder Number: 22

Minutes of meeting of loan kassa meetings recording the granting or refusal of loans and administration of the loan kassa. CEPI was located in Rio de Janeiro.

Caixa de Empréstimos para Imigrantes (CEPI) Minutes 1957-1958

File ORG.331.1: Centraal Beheer van Joodse Weldadigheid en Maatschappelijk Hulpbetoon - Rapport Financier et Statistique - Exercice 1956

Old Folder Number: 4

Financial and statistical report of title Jewish social welfare agency operating in Antwerp and extract from its annual report.

Centraal Beheer van Joodse Weldadigheid en Maatschappelijk Hulpbetoon – Rapport Financier et Statistique – Exercice 1956

File ORG.332: Chaside Belz 1962

Old Folder Number: 64

Correspondence regarding payments to Chasside Belz of Claims Conference grants.

Chaside Belz 1962

File ORG.334: Comité Israelite des Refugies 1958

Old Folder Number: 20

Correspondence regarding activities of title organization.

Comité Israelite des Refugies 1958

File ORG.335: Conferences 1955, 1957

Old Folder Number: S-1200

Correspondence, reports, texts of addresses, newspaper article, and conference agendas. Most of the material relates to the Consultative Conference of Jewish Organisations in June 1955 sponsored by the Alliance Israélite Universelle, the American Jewish Committee, and the Anglo-Jewish Association. Other materials relate to a 1947 Historical Commission Conference, a 1955 Mizrachi World Conference, and a 1957 world conference of Jewish studies in Jerusalem.

Conferences 1955, 1957

File ORG.336: Consultative Conference of Jewish Organizations - London - June 12-16 1955

Old Folder Number: 6

Background papers for the Consultative Conference of Jewish Organizations, news articles, agenda, participant list, and handwritten notes from the conference. The Consultative Conference was sponsored by the Alliance Israelite Universelle, the American Jewish Committee, and the Anglo-Jewish Association. JDC attendees are listed as Moses Beckelman and Herbert Katzki.

Consultative Conference of Jewish Organizations – London – June 12-16 1955

File ORG.337: European Conferences 1956

Old Folder Number: O-1200

Letter regarding conflict of dates of a conference planned by the JDC and the Claims Conference and a conference planned by the Fonds Social Juif Unifie.

European Conferences 1956

File ORG.339: Ezrat Nashim Women's Organization 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: 5

Correspondence regarding funding for mental hospital planned by title organization.

Ezrat Nashim Women’s Organization 1963-1964

File ORG.340: Publication - Folksguezunt 1955-1961

Old Folder Number: 2

Correspondence regarding purchase of, payment for, and distribution of the Yiddish health publication Folksguezunt.

Publication – Folksguezunt 1955-1961

File ORG.341: Publication - Folksguezunt 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: M 19/E

Correspondence regarding payment and submission of an article for Folksguezunt, a Yiddish periodical on medicine and hygiene. Issue of Folksguezunt containing an article on Malben by Dr. I. Margulec.

Publication – Folksguezunt 1961-1964

File ORG.342: Institut International d'Études Hébraiques 1955-1964

Old Folder Number: 16

Correspondence, file memorandum, and financial reports. Topics covered include grants to title institution, established by the World Union of Progressive Judaism.

Institut International d’Études Hébraiques 1955-1964

File ORG.343: International Council of Jewish Women 1958, 1960-1964

Old Folder Number: O-1250

Correspondence, convention program, text of speech, and newsletters. Topics covered include visits by presidents of the International Council of Jewish Women, potential organization or affiliation of new women’s committees, and other matters.

International Council of Jewish Women 1958, 1960-1964

File ORG.344: International Council of Jewish Women - Reports 1959-1960, 1962

Old Folder Number: O-1250.1

Reports on 1957-1960 for the 1960 triennial convention of the International Council of Jewish Women, copy of bylaws and amendments for 1957-1960, newsletter from June 1962, publication “Promoting Mental Health,” and pamphlets with overviews of the International Council of Jewish Women and its affiliated national organizations.

International Council of Jewish Women – Reports 1959-1960, 1962

File ORG.345: Jewish Child's Day 1964

Old Folder Number: 2

Correspondence, publications of Jewish Child’s Day, and list of 1959 allocations. The correspondence relates to grants made by Jewish Child’s Day and reporting on the use made of them.

Jewish Child’s Day 1964

File ORG.346: Jewish Child's Day Special Project 1960-1961

Old Folder Number: 32

Correspondence regarding a grant to purchase a piano for a refugee girl.

Jewish Child’s Day Special Project 1960-1961

File ORG.346.1: Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Canada (JIAS) February 1963

Old Folder Number: 28

Issue of “Studies and Documents on Immigration and Integration in Canada” published by the Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Canada.

Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Canada (JIAS) February 1963

File ORG.347: Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Canada (JIAS) May 1963

Old Folder Number: O-1630

Issue of “Studies and Documents on Immigration and Integration in Canada” published by the Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Canada.

Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Canada (JIAS) May 1963

File ORG.348: Jewish Poultry Farmers Association of South Jersey 1955

Old Folder Number: S-1015

Correspondence and memoranda regarding request for and loan of money for a loan fund to help members of title organization, who suffered due to economic conditions and a hurricane.

Jewish Poultry Farmers Association of South Jersey 1955

File ORG.349: Jewish Vacation Association 1958

Old Folder Number: O-550

Correspondence regarding blueprints of camp site and camp building sent for informational purposes.

Jewish Vacation Association 1958

File ORG.349.1: The Jewish Welfare Board, London - Annual Report for 1964

Old Folder Number: O-1710

Annual report of welfare organization helping groups such as the aged, children, and the sick.

The Jewish Welfare Board, London – Annual Report for 1964

File ORG.350: Kupat Gemilat Chesed Minutes 1958

Old Folder Number: 35

Minutes of meeting of title loan kassa. The minutes are in Portuguese.

Kupat Gemilat Chesed Minutes 1958

File ORG.351: Addresses of Loan Institutions 1957

Old Folder Number: 31

List of addresses of 34 loan kassas in Australia, Europe, South America, and North Africa.

Addresses of Loan Institutions 1957

File ORG.352: National Association of Jewish Centers Workers 1958

Old Folder Number: S-S/1/5

Details of a scholarship program sponsored by the National Association of Jewish Center Workers.

National Association of Jewish Centers Workers 1958

File ORG.352.1: National Conference of Jewish Communal Service - Status of Jewish Community Life in Europe 1958

Old Folder Number: 3.5

Paper by Louis Kraft regarding Jewish community institutions and organizations in Europe and the role of JDC and the Claims Conference in building and strengthening them.

National Conference of Jewish Communal Service – Status of Jewish Community Life in Europe 1958

File ORG.353: National Council of Jewish Women 1955-1958

Old Folder Number: O-620

Correspondence. Topics covered include visits of people associated with the National Council of Jewish women, scholarships for training center workers, possible extensions of the ship-a-box program, and other matters.

National Council of Jewish Women 1955-1958

File ORG.353.1: National Council of Jewish Women Scholarships 1955-1957

Old Folder Number: S 2700.5

Correspondence, brochure, regarding social work scholarship for Brazil; employment of scholarship recipient in Morocco; candidate in France.

National Council of Jewish Women Scholarships 1955-1957

File ORG.354: National Council of Jewish Women Scholarship 1958, 1960-1961, 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: S-S/1/2

Correspondence, primarily regarding scholarship applicants. Document describing scholarship details.

National Council of Jewish Women Scholarship 1958, 1960-1961, 1963-1964

File ORG.357: Non-Partisan Committee for the Survival of Eastern European Jewry 1955-1956

Old Folder Number: O-1300

Reports from conferences of title organization, related to Lubavitcher activities around the world, and related correspondence.

Non-Partisan Committee for the Survival of Eastern European Jewry 1955-1956

File ORG.361: Reunions des Services Sociaux Benelux Comité de Contact 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: 26

Correspondence; minutes of joint meetings of social service organizations of Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Brussels; blank questionnaires; and report. Topics covered include transients and wanderers, questionnaires, psychiatric care, placement of the aged in institutions, and the creation of a social service commission of the Standing Conference of European Jewish Community Service.

Reunions des Services Sociaux Benelux Comité de Contact 1962-1964

File ORG.362: Rothschild Fondation 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: O-1570

Correspondence regarding a program in which the Fondation Rothschild provided free treatment for refugees.

Rothschild Fondation 1959-1960

File ORG.363: Schweizerischer Israelitischer Gemeindebund 1955-1958

Old Folder Number: 9

News bulletins published by the Schweizerischer Israelitischer Gemeindebunde (SIG) in French and German and correspondence. Correspondence relates to sending of reports and statutes of the SIG, the problems of Egyptian Jewish refugees arriving in Switzerland, and books purchased for the SIG. News bulletins cover Jewish events around the world. Articles translated into English relate to the situation of Egyptian Jews.

Schweizerischer Israelitischer Gemeindebund 1955-1958

File ORG.364: SJUF Scandinavian Jewish Youth Federation 1955-1956, 1958, 1961-1962, 1964

Old Folder Number: O-1350

Correspondence, invitation, and conference program. Topics covered include a film sent to the Scandinavian Jewish Youth Federation (SJUF) that did not meet the request for contents and quality standards, invitations to conferences and meetings of the SJUF, and attendance at some of the conferences by JDC staff members.

SJUF Scandinavian Jewish Youth Federation 1955-1956, 1958, 1961-1962, 1964

File ORG.366: South African Jewish Appeal 1960-1964

Old Folder Number: 3

Correspondence and information notice. Topics covered include payments to and from SAJA.

South African Jewish Appeal 1960-1964

File ORG.367: South African Jewish Appeal - Poland Aid 1957, 1961-1962

Old Folder Number: OO-405

Correspondence regarding what kind of aid is being provided to Jews in Poland and how the South African Jewish Appeal’s contributions for Poland through the Federation of Jewish Relief Organizations/Polish Jewish Refugee Fund is put to use.

South African Jewish Appeal – Poland Aid 1957, 1961-1962

File ORG.368: UJRE Union des Juifs Resistance 1956

Old Folder Number: 43.047

Letter regarding a request for subvention of supplementary schools run by title organization.

UJRE Union des Juifs Resistance 1956

File ORG.369: Union of European Orthodox Jewish Communities 1958-1959

Old Folder Number: O-1420

Memorandum, applications, and correspondence regarding requests of the Union of European Orthodox Jewish Congregations related to grants from the Claims Conference and the Jewish Restitution Successor Organization.

Union of European Orthodox Jewish Communities 1958-1959

File ORG.370: Union of Jewish Students - International Student Service 1955

Old Folder Number: C.81.017

Correspondence and report regarding eligibility of students or potential students for aid, a grant by JDC to the Stipendienkasse fuer Juedische Studierende in der Schweiz, and the activities of the Stipendienkasse.

Union of Jewish Students – International Student Service 1955

File ORG.372: United Restitution Organization - Refunds to Sponsoring Agencies; Checklists of Names, Organizations, and Topics 1958-1959, 1961

Old Folder Number: Misc. 41

Correspondence relating to repayment rates from the United Restitution Organization to JDC, the Jewish Agency, and the Central British Fund. Check list of agencies cooperating with JDC, names connected to JDC history and activities, historical topics related to JDC, and people who have died.

United Restitution Organization – Refunds to Sponsoring Agencies; Checklists of Names, Organizations, and Topics 1958-1959, 1961

File ORG.373: Various Organizations 1955-1956, 1958-1959

Old Folder Number: O-1340

Correspondence and reports. Topics covered include lists sent by Bayerisches Hilfswerk of people allegedly taking advantage of welfare organizations, requests for a subvention by the World Sephardi Federation, and contacts with various organizations, both Jewish and non-Jewish.

Various Organizations 1955-1956, 1958-1959

File ORG.374: Verband Schweizerischer Jüdischer Flüchtlingshilfen 1955-1956

Old Folder Number: C.81.013

Correspondence and annual reports of the Verband Schweizerischer Jüdischer Flüchtlingshilfen (VSJF). Topics covered include financial and statistical reporting, a young woman who wants to be a social worker in Israel, hard core cases, JDC subventions for the VSJF, refugees, and other matters.

Verband Schweizerischer Jüdischer Flüchtlingshilfen 1955-1956

File ORG.375: Verband Schweizerischer Jüdischer Fürsorgen 1958-1962, 1964

Old Folder Number: Ref. 21

Correspondence and audit review report. Topics covered include the finances of the VSJF, potential help to individuals such as elderly people and refugees, fundraising through the sale of bricks, hard core cases, and other matters.

Verband Schweizerischer Jüdischer Fürsorgen 1958-1962, 1964

File ORG.376: Wiener Library 1957-1958

Old Folder Number: 392

Correspondence regarding a conference of the International Auschwitz Committee and the Wiener Library’s search for new premises. Survey of German and Austrian press with sections on “restitution under attack,” “war criminals,” and “teaching the truth about Nazidom.”

Wiener Library 1957-1958

File ORG.377: WIZO Organisation Internationale des Femmes Sionistes 1955-1956

Old Folder Number: O-10

Correspondence and copies of publication. Most of the material has to do with clothes collected by WIZO in France and shipped to Tunisia with the help of JDC. The clothes were distributed to people planning to make aliyah.

WIZO Organisation Internationale des Femmes Sionistes 1955-1956

File ORG.378: World Conference of Jewish Organizations - Education 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: O-1600

Correspondence, meeting notes, text of address, discussion questions, meeting agendas, memorandum on conference, news articles, list of participants, proposal for an international bureau of Jewish education, and papers and memorandum on educational subjects. Topics covered include the organization of and attendance at educational conferences, the establishment of the World Council on Jewish Education, and Jewish educational realities and needs.

World Conference of Jewish Organizations – Education 1961-1964

File ORG.380.1: YIVO - Yiddish Scientific Institute 1955-1956, 1958

Old Folder Number: 23

Correspondence regarding payments to YIVO representatives in Germany.

YIVO – Yiddish Scientific Institute 1955-1956, 1958

File ORG.381: World Federation of YMHAs and Jewish Community Centers 1955-1957

Old Folder Number: O-1360

Correspondence and report regarding the development of Jewish community centers in Europe, the need for a center worker in Australia, distribution of publications relating to community centers, fundraising for a community center in Jerusalem, and other matters.

World Federation of YMHAs and Jewish Community Centers 1955-1957

File ORG.382: World Federation of YMHAs and Jewish Community Centers 1960-1961

Old Folder Number: O-1360 A

Correspondence and file memorandum. Topics covered include meetings, an international summer camp, and potentially sending someone from the United States to help European Jewish community centers.

World Federation of YMHAs and Jewish Community Centers 1960-1961

File ORG.385: World Union of Progressive Judaism 1960-1961, 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: O-840

Correspondence, file memorandum, and newspaper article. Topics covered include Rabbi Hugo Gryn’s requests for aid to the Jewish community of India, a visit to Europe by a group of rabbis, Claims Conference grants, and an interview with the German National and Soldier Newspaper.

World Union of Progressive Judaism 1960-1961, 1963-1964

File ORG.386: Yiddish Scientific Institute 1955, 1957

Old Folder Number: O-880

Correspondence, YIVO publication, program of conference, and text of speech. Topics covered include loan of a typewriter, JDC archives, payments to a scholar, and a speech by Judah J. Shapiro about the American Jewish role in the cultural situation of European Jewry.

Yiddish Scientific Institute 1955, 1957

File ORG.387: Zionist Groups and Institutions 1956

Old Folder Number: S-3400

Text of speech by Giora Josephthal to the 24th Zionist Congress. Letter quoting resolution of the Congress paying tribute to the JDC and requesting funds from it.

Zionist Groups and Institutions 1956

Series 1: Alliance Israélite Universelle (AIU)

The Israélite Universelle (AIU) ran a network of Jewish schools with a focus on French language or curricula in North Africa, Israel, Iran, and elsewhere. These schools educated tens of thousands of children each year. Most of the files in the series contain budgets or audits of the Alliance, and tables and correspondence related to the budgets or audits. JDC contributed a significant part of the budget for schools outside of Israel. The Alliance’s budget requests increased in these years due to changing economic and political conditions that put into question the financial viability of the organization. A few files contain more general correspondence relating to both budgetary matters and topics such as the status of the Alliance in Morocco and Tunisia, Hebrew education, and teacher seminars.

File ORG.1: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Alliance Review 1958-1959, 1961

Old Folder Number: S-P/3/0

Copies of publication of the American Friends of the Alliance Israelite Universelle from November 1958 and June 1959 and cover letters for the issues.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Alliance Review 1958-1959, 1961

File ORG.2: Alliance Israélite Universelle: American Friends of the Alliance Israelite Universelle 1958-1959, 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: O-1480

Correspondence, cables, notes, and press excerpt. Topics covered include mentions of JDC in the Alliance Review, the budget crises and needs of the Alliance and JDC’s budget situation, Jewish educational content in schools, coordination of meetings, and dealings between the Alliance and the Moroccan government. Most of the correspondence is between Charles Jordan and Marcel Franco.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: American Friends of the Alliance Israelite Universelle 1958-1959, 1961-1964

File ORG.3: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Audit Reports for Alliance Israelite Universelle Headquarters, Morocco, and Tunisia for 1958
File ORG.4: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Audit Report and Actuarial Computation of Pension Fund Requirements for 1964

Old Folder Number: 55

Audit report and actuarial report on the Alliance Israélite Universelle for the end of 1964. The audit report has a stamp from the budget department from 1970.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Audit Report and Actuarial Computation of Pension Fund Requirements for 1964

File ORG.5: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Audit Work Papers for 1958

Old Folder Number: 2

Financial tables and correspondence regarding the finances of the Alliance Israélite Universelle.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Audit Work Papers for 1958

File ORG.6: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Audit Work Papers for Year 1958

Old Folder Number: 1

Financial tables, correspondence, and notes regarding the finances of the Alliance Israélite Universelle. Statutes and documents relating to the Alliance and related funds and organizations.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Audit Work Papers for Year 1958

File ORG.7: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Audit Work Papers for 1959

Old Folder Number: 3

Financial tables and correspondence regarding the finances of the Alliance Israélite Universelle.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Audit Work Papers for 1959

File ORG.8: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Audit Work Papers for 1960

Old Folder Number: 4

Financial tables and correspondence regarding the finances of the Alliance Israélite Universelle.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Audit Work Papers for 1960

File ORG.8.1: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget 1954-1955

Old Folder Number: 1

Correspondence, notes, and financial tables regarding the Alliance budget.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget 1954-1955

File ORG.9: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget 1955

Old Folder Number: C-43.021.4

Budget tables and other budgetary documents relating to 1955, and sometimes to previous years or the following year as well.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget 1955

File ORG.10: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget 1956

Old Folder Number: C-43.021.5

Budget tables showing estimates and actual expenditures for 1956, notes on the budget, and letter.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget 1956

File ORG.11: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget 1957

Old Folder Number: C-43.021.6

Correspondence, budget, and report on actual expenditures regarding the budget of the Alliance Israélite Universelle for 1957.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget 1957

File ORG.12: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget 1958

Old Folder Number: C-43.021.7

Correspondence regarding the budget of the Alliance Israélite Universelle. Budget for 1958.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget 1958

File ORG.13: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget 1959

Old Folder Number: C-43.021.8

Correspondence, financial tables, notes, and reports regarding the budget of the Alliance and payments by JDC to the Alliance.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget 1959

File ORG.14: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget for 1959

Old Folder Number: 43.021.8

Alliance budget for 1959 from July 1958.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget for 1959

File ORG.15: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget 1959 Previsions Definitives comparées aux Resultats 1958

Old Folder Number: 43.021.7

Alliance budget for 1959 and comparison with 1958 expenditures.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget 1959 Previsions Definitives comparées aux Resultats 1958

File ORG.16: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget 1960

Old Folder Number: C-43.021.9

Budget of the Alliance Israélite Universelle for 1960. Correspondence regarding the budget and payments by JDC to the Alliance.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget 1960

File ORG.17: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget 1961 (Avant-projet) - Comparaison avec les ultimes prévisions pour 1960

Old Folder Number: 43.021.10

Budget figures and explanations for 1960 and 1961.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget 1961 (Avant-projet) – Comparaison avec les ultimes prévisions pour 1960

File ORG.18: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget 1961-1962

Old Folder Number: C-43.021.10

Correspondence, cables, budgets, and meeting notes regarding the budget of the Alliance, meetings between the Alliance and JDC regarding the budget, and conditions in Morocco affecting the budget.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget 1961-1962

File ORG.19: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: C-43.021.11

Correspondence regarding planning and paying JDC’s contribution to the budget of the Alliance.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget 1963-1964

File ORG.20: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget and General Correspondence January-June 1955

Old Folder Number: C-43.021.3

Correspondence, statistics, and memos on meetings. Topics covered include the Alliance budgets, the status of Alliance schools in Tunisia, Hebrew education in Tunisia, payments by JDC to the Alliance, Alliance teachers at Ozar Hatorah schools in Morocco, after-school use of school buildings, and a summer seminar for Alliance teachers.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget and General Correspondence January-June 1955

File ORG.21: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget Correspondence 1955

Old Folder Number: C.43.021.4

Correspondence, notes, and budgetary cards. The great majority of the file deals with budgetary matters, including details of the budget and procedures for budgeting between the Alliance and JDC. Examples of budgetary matters covered are teacher salaries and the earmarking of JDC contributions towards particular purposes. Other topics covered include summer seminars for teachers and the status of the Alliance in Tunisia.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget Correspondence 1955

File ORG.22: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget Correspondence 1956

Old Folder Number: C.43.021.4

Correspondence, copy of Alliance publication, memo on meeting, and financial and statistical tables. Topics covered include the Alliance budget, payments to the Alliance by JDC, the status of the Alliance in Tunisia, budgeting in Iran, responses to articles in the Alliance Review, Hebrew education, a seminar for teachers, and other matters, mostly having to do with the budget of the Alliance.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget Correspondence 1956

File ORG.23: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget Needs 1960

Old Folder Number: Misc. 233

Letters from 1947 and 1960 regarding the Alliance’s budget and JDC contributions to it.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budget Needs 1960

File ORG.24: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budgetary and Financial Matters 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: 5

Correspondence, financial tables, memoranda, and meeting report regarding the budget and finances of the Alliance.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budgetary and Financial Matters 1962-1964

File ORG.25: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budgets - Reconsidération des Previsions 1962, 1963

Old Folder Number: 43.021.11

Charts showing 1961, 1962, and 1963 budgets.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budgets – Reconsidération des Previsions 1962, 1963

File ORG.26: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Charles Jordan File 1962, 1964

Old Folder Number: G-45

Correspondence regarding confidential correspondence, a payment by the American Friends of the Alliance Israelite Universelle to JDC, and severe financial problems facing the Alliance.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Charles Jordan File 1962, 1964

File ORG.27: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Comparaison des Budgets de l'AIU Année 1961 - Prévisions, Resultats - Année 1962 - Prévisions
File ORG.28: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Education Department File 1955

Old Folder Number: Ed. 22

Correspondence, memorandum on meeting, and notes. Topics covered include the Alliance budget, JDC subventions for the Alliance, the status of Alliance schools in Tunisia, statistics, Alliance help to the Tangiers yeshivah, use of school buildings after school hours, Hebrew teachers, siddurim, a seminar for teachers, and other matters.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Budgetary and Financial Matters 1962-1964

File ORG.29: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Financial Reports for 1957

Old Folder Number: C-43.021.6

Financial reports for the Alliance for the year 1957.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Financial Reports for 1957

File ORG.30: Alliance Israélite Universelle: General File 1957-1958

Old Folder Number: C-43.021 “E”

Correspondence, memorandum on meeting, statistics, and financial tables. Topics covered include budgeting for the Alliance, payments by JDC to the Alliance, needs and potential activities in various countries, and Hebrew education. Political and economic changes led to drastically increased budget needs for the Alliance.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: General File 1957-1958

File ORG.31: Alliance Israélite Universelle: General File 1959-1964

Old Folder Number: C-43.021 F

Correspondence, notes on meetings, statistics, booklet, and invitations to events. Topics covered include the Alliance budget and JDC’s contribution to it, teacher salaries in Morocco, training of Arabic and Hebrew teachers in Morocco, schools in Iran, relations between the Alliance and the Moroccan government, the status of the Alliance in Morocco, the centenary of the Alliance, the death of Reuben Tajouri, plans for the various countries of Alliance educational involvement, pensions for Alliance personnel, and the status of Alliance schools in Tunisia.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: General File 1959-1964

File ORG.32: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Loeb and Troper Correspondence on Audits 1958-1964

Old Folder Number: 10

Correspondence regarding audits of the Alliance by Loeb and Troper.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Loeb and Troper Correspondence on Audits 1958-1964

File ORG.33: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Previsions Budgetaires - Année 1963 Comparées aux Resultats 1962

Old Folder Number: 43.021.11

Budget for 1963 with comparison of budget forecast and expenditures from 1962. Related letters.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Previsions Budgetaires – Année 1963 Comparées aux Resultats 1962

File ORG.34: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Previsions Budgetaires - Année 1964 Comparées aux Resultats 1963

Old Folder Number: 43.021.11

Budget of the Alliance Israélite Universelle for 1964 with figures for the 1963 budget and expenditures for comparison.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Previsions Budgetaires – Année 1964 Comparées aux Resultats 1963

File ORG.35: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Previsions Budgetaires - Recettes et Depenses du 1-er Semestre 1961

Old Folder Number: 43.021.10

Report on budget and actual expenditures for the first half of 1961.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Previsions Budgetaires – Recettes et Depenses du 1-er Semestre 1961

File ORG.36: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Previsions Budgetaires - Recettes et Depenses du 1-er Janvier au 30 Septembre 1961

Old Folder Number: 43.021.10

Report on budget and actual expenditures for January-September 1961.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Previsions Budgetaires – Recettes et Depenses du 1-er Janvier au 30 Septembre 1961

File ORG.37: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Previsions Budgetaires - Recettes et Depenses du 1-er Janvier au 30 Septembre 1962

Old Folder Number: 43.021.10

Report on budget and actual expenditures for January-September 1962.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Previsions Budgetaires – Recettes et Depenses du 1-er Janvier au 30 Septembre 1962

File ORG.38: Alliance Israélite Universelle: Previsions Budgetaires - Recettes et Depenses du 1-er Janvier au 30 Juin 1963

Old Folder Number: 43.021.11

Report on budget and actual expenditures for January-June 1963.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: Previsions Budgetaires – Recettes et Depenses du 1-er Janvier au 30 Juin 1963

File ORG.39: Alliance Israélite Universelle: School at Pavillons-sous-Bois and Statutes of Les Amis de l'Ecole Normale Israelite Orientale 1963

Old Folder Number:

Copy of the statutes of Les Amis de l’Ecole Normale Israelite Orientale and related correspondence. Correspondence with the Claims Conference regarding the Alliance School at Pavillons-sous-Bois.

Alliance Israélite Universelle: School at Pavillons-sous-Bois and Statutes of Les Amis de l’Ecole Normale Israelite Orientale 1963

Series 2: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre (AIVG)

The Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre (AIVG) was the main Jewish social welfare service in Brussels, and dealt with matters including financial, medical, and legal aid and care for children. In 1961 it changed its name to Service Social Juif (SSJ). Files include financial, accounting, auditing, and medical reports. For additional material on AIVG/SSJ, see the Belgium record group in the Countries and Regions sub-collection.

File ORG.40: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Belgique - Rapport Financier de l'Annee 1955
File ORG.41: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Belgique - Rapport Financier de l'Annee 1956
File ORG.42: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: L'Assistance Medicale dans le Programme de l'AIVG 1960

Old Folder Number: 24

Report and attached tables regarding medical assistance activities of AIVG.

Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: L’Assistance Medicale dans le Programme de l’AIVG 1960

File ORG.43: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Loeb and Troper Audit Reports on JDC Belgium, AIVG, Centraal Beheer van Joodse Weldadigheid, and Comite Central Israelite for the Year 1957
File ORG.44: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d'Expertise Comptable - 1st Quarter 1955

Old Folder Number: 18

Accounting report on Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre.

Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d’Expertise Comptable – 1st Quarter 1955

File ORG.45: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d'Expertise Comptable - 2nd Quarter 1955

Old Folder Number: 19

Accounting report on Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre.

Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d’Expertise Comptable – 2nd Quarter 1955

File ORG.46: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d'Expertise Comptable - 3rd Quarter 1955

Old Folder Number: 20

Accounting report on Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre.

Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d’Expertise Comptable – 3rd Quarter 1955

File ORG.47: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d'Expertise Comptable - 4th Quarter and Entire Year 1955

Old Folder Number: 21

Accounting report on Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre.

Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d’Expertise Comptable – 4th Quarter and Entire Year 1955

File ORG.48: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d'Expertise Comptable - 1st Quarter 1956

Old Folder Number: 22

Accounting report on Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre. Documents regarding Alois Steger, the president of Caritativa, from 1950 and 1953.

Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d’Expertise Comptable – 1st Quarter 1956

File ORG.49: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d'Expertise Comptable - 2nd Quarter 1956

Old Folder Number: 23

Accounting report on Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre.

Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d’Expertise Comptable – 2nd Quarter 1956

File ORG.50: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d'Expertise Comptable - 3rd Quarter 1956

Old Folder Number: 24

Accounting report on Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre.

Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d’Expertise Comptable – 3rd Quarter 1956

File ORG.51: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d'Expertise Comptable - 4th Quarter and Entire Year 1956

Old Folder Number: 25

Accounting report on Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre.

Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d’Expertise Comptable – 4th Quarter and Entire Year 1956

File ORG.52: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d'Expertise Comptable - 1st Quarter 1957

Old Folder Number: 26

Accounting report on Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre.

Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d’Expertise Comptable – 1st Quarter 1957

File ORG.53: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d'Expertise Comptable - 2nd Quarter 1957

Old Folder Number: 27

Accounting report on Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre.

Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d’Expertise Comptable – 2nd Quarter 1957

File ORG.54: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d'Expertise Comptable - 3rd Quarter 1957

Old Folder Number: 28

Accounting report on Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre.

Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d’Expertise Comptable – 3rd Quarter 1957

File ORG.55: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d'Expertise Comptable - 4th Quarter and Entire Year 1957

Old Folder Number: 29

Accounting report on Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre.

Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d’Expertise Comptable – 4th Quarter and Entire Year 1957

File ORG.56: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d'Expertise Comptable - 1st Quarter 1958

Old Folder Number: 30

Accounting report on Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre.

Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d’Expertise Comptable – 1st Quarter 1958

File ORG.57: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d'Expertise Comptable - 2nd Quarter 1958

Old Folder Number: 31

Accounting report on Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre.

Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d’Expertise Comptable – 2nd Quarter 1958

File ORG.58: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d'Expertise Comptable - 3rd Quarter 1958

Old Folder Number: 32

Accounting report on Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre.

Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d’Expertise Comptable – 3rd Quarter 1958

File ORG.59: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d'Expertise Comptable - 4th Quarter and Entire Year 1958

Old Folder Number: 33

Accounting report on Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre.

Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d’Expertise Comptable – 4th Quarter and Entire Year 1958

File ORG.60: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d'Expertise Comptable - 1st Quarter 1959

Old Folder Number: 34

Accounting report on Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre.

Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d’Expertise Comptable – 1st Quarter 1959

File ORG.61: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d'Expertise Comptable - 2nd Quarter 1959

Old Folder Number: 35

Accounting report on Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre.

Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d’Expertise Comptable – 2nd Quarter 1959

File ORG.62: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d'Expertise Comptable - 4th Quarter and Entire Year 1959

Old Folder Number: 36

Accounting report on Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre.

Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d’Expertise Comptable – 4th Quarter and Entire Year 1959

File ORG.63: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d'Expertise Comptable -1st Quarter 1960

Old Folder Number: 37

Accounting report on Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre.

Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d’Expertise Comptable -1st Quarter 1960

File ORG.64: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d'Expertise Comptable - 2nd Quarter 1960

Old Folder Number: 38

Accounting report on Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre.

Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d’Expertise Comptable – 2nd Quarter 1960

File ORG.65: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d'Expertise Comptable - 3rd Quarter 1960

Old Folder Number: 39

Accounting report on Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre.

Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d’Expertise Comptable – 3rd Quarter 1960

File ORG.66: Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d'Expertise Comptable - 4th Trimester and Total Year 1960

Old Folder Number: 40

Accounting report on Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre.

Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre: Rapport d’Expertise Comptable – 4th Trimester and Total Year 1960

Series 3: American Jewish Committee (AJC)

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) series contains articles and drafts of articles on Switzerland and Italy that were written by JDC staff for the American Jewish Year Book, published by the American Jewish Committee; correspondence regarding meetings, publications and reports, and other matters; and other documents.

File ORG.66.1: American Jewish Committee: American Jewish Year Book Articles 1956-1957

Old Folder Number: S-1101.2

Article on Italy for the American Jewish Year Book written by Harold Trobe and related correspondence. Correspondence regarding the sending of article and copy of the Year Book.

American Jewish Committee: American Jewish Year Book Articles 1956-1957

File ORG.66.2: American Jewish Committee: American Jewish Yearbook - Reports on Switzerland and Benelux 1957-1959

Old Folder Number: S-B/1/0

Report on Switzerland submitted to the American Jewish Yearbook by Henri Elfenbein and related correspondence. Correspondence regarding request to Leonard Seidenman to write articles on the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg.

American Jewish Committee: American Jewish Yearbook – Reports on Switzerland and Benelux 1957-1959

File ORG.66.3: American Jewish Committee: Article on Switzerland for the American Jewish Yearbook 1957-1958

Old Folder Number: Misc. 11

Background information articles and statistics, handwritten draft of article, article for the American Jewish Year Book, and correspondence related to the preparation of an article on Switzerland by Dr. Henri Elfenbein.

American Jewish Committee: Article on Switzerland for the American Jewish Yearbook 1957-1958

File ORG.66.4: American Jewish Committee: Delegation 1957

Old Folder Number: Misc. 166

Letter regarding coordination of locations and times for JDC staff to meet an American Jewish Committee delegation.

American Jewish Committee: Delegation 1957

File ORG.66.5: American Jewish Committee: General 1955-1957

Old Folder Number: O-200

Correspondence, article on Italy for the Amerian Jewish Committee’s Year Book, and statement on North Africa. Topics covered include meetings, the activities of Nazis and Anti-Semites, visits of AJC leaders to North Africa and Europe, and other matters.

American Jewish Committee: General 1955-1957

File ORG.66.6: American Jewish Committee: General 1958-1963

Old Folder Number: O-200 A

Correspondence, press clipping, and report. Topics include sending of publications and reports, community centers, and potential personal meetings.

American Jewish Committee: General 1958-1963

Series 4: Association of Baltic Jews in Great Britain

The Association of Baltic Jews in Great Britain sent aid packages to Jews living behind the Iron Curtain.

All of the files in this series are restricted for confidentiality concerns. Please see our Access & Restrictions Policy.

Series 5: Central British Fund (CBF)

The Central British Fund (CBF) raised money from British Jews for the benefit of Jews around the world. The files contain correspondence and project proposals regarding potential and actual projects supported by the CBF and related matters. Many of the projects they sponsored were suggested and evaluated by JDC and the money for these projects was paid through JDC. The projects included items such as feeding programs, construction of schools and medical clinics, and housing aid for needy North African immigrants in France. The locations of the projects included countries such as Morocco, France, Poland, Iran, and India. Additional material on the Central British Fund can be found in the Countries and Regions subcollection in several country record groups.

File ORG.71: Central British Fund: Budget Department File I 1959-1963

Old Folder Number: 6

Correspondence, project proposals, memoranda, lists of allocations, financial tables, and list of medicines. The file covers the Central British Fund’s interest in and contributions to projects for various fields of relief, welfare, and educational aid in various countries.

Central British Fund: Budget Department File I 1959-1963

File ORG.72: Central British Fund: Budget Department File II 1964

Old Folder Number: 5

Correspondence, project proposals, list of allocations, and financial tables. Topics covered are projects for relief, welfare, education, and religious life potentially or actually sponsored by the Central British Fund in various countries, and evaluations and recommendations about these projects.

Central British Fund: Budget Department File II 1964

File ORG.73: Central British Fund: Day Care 1961, 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: GBR/2

Correspondence regarding Jewish Child’s Day. 28th annual report of the Central British Fund. Newspaper supplement on the Central British Fund.

Central British Fund: Day Care 1961, 1963-1964

File ORG.73.1: Central British Fund: Grants 1955-1958, 1962, 1964

Old Folder Number: 91

Correspondence, minutes of meeting, and articles of association regarding the Central British Fund and its activities and status.

Central British Fund: Grants 1955-1958, 1962, 1964

File ORG.74: Central British Fund: Medical Department File 1956

Old Folder Number: 20

Outline for a session on technical assistance at a JDC country directors conference. Letter regarding whether individual should stay in England or return to Germany.

Central British Fund: Medical Department File 1956

File ORG.75: Central British Fund: Oxfam Relief Committee 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: 7

Correspondence and report regarding proposals to Oxfam and contributions by Oxfam to food parcel and feeding programs in North Africa.

Central British Fund: Oxfam Relief Committee 1962-1964

File ORG.76: Central British Fund: Taxes 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: 8

Correspondence regarding how to handle a contribution so that it can meet tax requirements and whether projects supported by the Central British Fund meet legal requirements for charities.

Central British Fund: Taxes 1962-1964

Series 6: Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference)

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) was established in 1951 to represent Jews outside of Israel in obtaining money from Germany for the relief and rehabilitation of victims of Nazi persecution, as well as restitution and indemnification for individual victims. The funds the Claims Conference received as part of the agreement that was reached, approximately $110,000,000 over the course of the years 1954-1964, were used for relief and rehabilitation of individuals through communal programs and for cultural and educational reconstruction. JDC was deeply involved with the Claims Conference. JDC programs in countries where the Jewish population included a large proportion of victims of Nazism were a main recipient of Claims Conference funds. JDC staff also worked as the rapporteurs to the Claims Conference. In this capacity they investigated and made recommendations regarding applications from organizations in countries of JDC operations to the Claims Conference for grants.

Files in this series contain annual reports, audit reports, summaries of applications to the Claims Conference, JDC’s own applications to the Claims Conference, and a capital investments conference co-sponsored by JDC and the Claims Conference. The Claims Conference made grants to Jewish communities and organizations for the purchase, construction, or renovation of communal buildings such as schools, old age homes, and community centers. The conference was held in order to help the planning of such allocations and aid communities in understanding their needs for physical structures and abilities to fund and maintain them.

File ORG.77: Claims Conference: Administration 1957

Old Folder Number: 15

Correspondence and memoranda regarding self study by local communities related to potential capital investment projects, due dates for recommendations on Claims Conference applications, and other matters. The file appears to have been kept by JDC’s health department.

Claims Conference: Administration 1957

File ORG.78: Claims Conference: AJDC/Claims Conference for Capital Investment Projects 1956

Old Folder Number: 3

Program, list of participants, and list of nearby restaurants for JDC/Claims Conference capital investment conference; summary of grants made by AJDC/Claims Conference for capital investment projects 1954-1956; and report on recent developments of a legal nature that could be helpful for medical care of needy Jews.

Claims Conference: AJDC/Claims Conference for Capital Investment Projects 1956

File ORG.79: Claims Conference: AJDC/Claims Conference for Capital Investment Projects - Directory of Jewish Organizations 1956

Old Folder Number: 4

Directories of Jewish organizations in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. The indices were prepared for the JDC/Claims Conference capital investment fund conference in May 1956, and the sources for the information were the European Jewish Yearbook of 1955 and Annuaire du Judaisme from 1952.

Claims Conference: AJDC/Claims Conference for Capital Investment Projects – Directory of Jewish Organizations 1956

File ORG.80: Claims Conference: Annual Board Meeting - Brussels, March 7-8 1964

Old Folder Number: G-48.5

Documents related to title meeting, decisions taken at it, and allocations for 1964.

Claims Conference: Annual Board Meeting – Brussels, March 7-8 1964

File ORG.81: Claims Conference: Annual Reports for 1955-1957 and 1959

Old Folder Number: 4

Annual reports of the Claims Conference.

Claims Conference: Annual Reports for 1955-1957 and 1959

File ORG.82: Claims Conference: Annual Reports for 1960-1963

Old Folder Number: 4.1

Annual reports of the Claims Conference.

Claims Conference: Annual Reports for 1960-1963

File ORG.83: Claims Conference: Annual Report for 1964

Old Folder Number: 4.2

Annual report of the Claims Conference.

Claims Conference: Annual Report for 1964

File ORG.84: Claims Conference: Application Form Requests for Scholarships and Fellowships 1955-1958

Old Folder Number: Ed. 104

Requests for application forms for Claims Conference scholarships and fellowships and responses. Pages stating that individuals were given application forms on particular dates. The requests came from individuals and Jewish communities in many different countries and cities.

Claims Conference: Application Form Requests for Scholarships and Fellowships 1955-1958

File ORG.84.1: Claims Conference: Applications for Conference Funds 1955, 1957

Old Folder Number: 7

Correspondence regarding the usage of Claims Conference funds.

Claims Conference: Applications for Conference Funds 1955, 1957

File ORG.85: Claims Conference: Applications - Requests from South America, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Australia 1955-1956

Old Folder Number: Ed. 105

Letters requesting Claims Conference funds for education, publishing, and other cultural projects. The letters originate from approximately 25 different organizations. Blueprints of buildings.

Claims Conference: Applications – Requests from South America, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Australia 1955-1956

File ORG.86: Claims Conference: Asociacion Filantropica Israelita 1956

Old Folder Number: 2

Correspondence regarding application of title organization for Claims Conference grant to help build or renovate part of an old age home.

Claims Conference: Asociacion Filantropica Israelita 1956

File ORG.87: Claims Conference: Audit Reports on Direct and Earmarked Projects for 1955

Old Folder Number: 12

Audit reports by Loeb and Troper on Claims Conference projects in Belgium, Germany, Holland, Italy, Norway, and Sweden.

Claims Conference: Audit Reports on Direct and Earmarked Projects for 1955

File ORG.88: Claims Conference: Audit Reports on Direct and Earmarked Projects for 1956

Old Folder Number: 13

Audit reports by Loeb and Troper on Claims Conference projects in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, and Yugoslavia.

Claims Conference: Audit Reports on Direct and Earmarked Projects for 1956

File ORG.89: Claims Conference: Audit Reports on Direct and Earmarked Projects for 1957

Old Folder Number: 14

Audit reports by Loeb and Troper on Claims Conference projects in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Norway, and Sweden.

Claims Conference: Audit Reports on Direct and Earmarked Projects for 1957

File ORG.90: Claims Conference: Audit Reports on Direct and Earmarked Projects for 1958

Old Folder Number: 18

Audit reports by Loeb and Troper on Claims Conference grants in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and Yugoslavia. The Yugoslavia report covers 1957 and nine months of 1958.

Claims Conference: Audit Reports on Direct and Earmarked Projects for 1958

File ORG.91: Claims Conference: Audit Reports on Direct and Earmarked Projects for 1959

Old Folder Number: 19

Audit reports by Loeb and Troper on Claims Conference grants in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, and Yugoslavia. The report for Yugoslavia covers the years 1958 and 1959.

Claims Conference: Audit Reports on Direct and Earmarked Projects for 1959

File ORG.92: Claims Conference: Audit Reports on Direct and Earmarked Projects for 1960

Old Folder Number: 20

Audit reports by Loeb and Troper on Claims Conference projects in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Holland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and Yugoslavia.

Claims Conference: Audit Reports on Direct and Earmarked Projects for 1960

File ORG.93: Claims Conference: Audit Reports on Direct and Earmarked Projects for 1961

Old Folder Number: 21

Audit reports by Loeb and Troper on Claims Conference projects in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, and Yugoslavia. The report for France covers 1960-1961.

Claims Conference: Audit Reports on Direct and Earmarked Projects for 1961

File ORG.94: Claims Conference: Audit Reports on Direct and Earmarked Projects for 1962

Old Folder Number: 22

Audit reports by Loeb and Troper on Claims Conference projects in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and Yugoslavia.

Claims Conference: Audit Reports on Direct and Earmarked Projects for 1962

File ORG.95: Claims Conference: Audit Reports on Direct and Earmarked Projects for 1963

Old Folder Number: 23

Audit reports by Loeb and Troper on Claims Conference projects in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, and Yugoslavia.

Claims Conference: Audit Reports on Direct and Earmarked Projects for 1963

File ORG.96: Claims Conference: Audit Reports on Direct and Earmarked Projects for 1964

Old Folder Number: 24

Audit reports by Loeb and Troper on Claims Conference grants in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Yugoslavia.

Claims Conference: Audit Reports on Direct and Earmarked Projects for 1964

File ORG.97: Claims Conference: Belgium 1958, 1960-1964

Old Folder Number: CC-1

Correspondence, summaries of applications and recommendations, and notes. Topics covered include grant applications and recommendations, educational needs in Belgium, publicity, travel arrangements, and advances to beneficiary organizations.

Claims Conference: Belgium 1958, 1960-1964

File ORG.98: Claims Conference: Benelux General 1955, 1958-1961

Old Folder Number: CC.2

Correspondence, notes, lists, copies of general Claims Conference communications and acceptance and rejection letters for applications. Memorandum by Charles Jordan regarding residual requirements for the Claims Conference after 1964. Topics covered include travel and meeting arrangements, addressing of mail, applications by organizations for Claims Conference funds and recommendations, and requests for photographs of buildings constructed or renovated with Claims Conference help.

Claims Conference: Benelux General 1955, 1958-1961

File ORG.99: Claims Conference: Benelux and Denmark General - Correspondence with Claims Conference New York and Geneva 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: CC 2

Correspondence, summary of Claims Conference applications for 1962, lists of applications and positive recommendations for 1962, summary of cultural applications for 1963, copies of acceptance and rejection letters and list of which organizations received which letter, list of applicant organizations for 1964, and other documents. Topics covered include grant applications and recommendations, capital investment projects, travel arrangements, and attempts to get information about the Fondation Européene de la Culture.

Claims Conference: Benelux and Denmark General – Correspondence with Claims Conference New York and Geneva 1961-1964

File ORG.100: Claims Conference: Board of Directors Meetings - January 1960 Amsterdam, March 1962 Copenhagen 1959-1962

Old Folder Number: CC-6

Correspondence; meeting agenda; documents regarding organizations, budgets, allocations; and notes. Topics covered include booking meeting space and individual rooms at hotels, logistical arrangements for Claims Conference board meetings, recording arrangements, receptions and luncheons, matters to be addressed at meetings, an audience with the king of Denmark, and other matters related to the organization of the meetings and surrounding events.

Claims Conference: Board of Directors Meetings – January 1960 Amsterdam, March 1962 Copenhagen 1959-1962

File ORG.101: Claims Conference: Capital Investments 1957-1958

Old Folder Number:

Correspondence, memoranda, and statistical and financial tables regarding capital investment projects. Topics covered include financial aspects of capital investments; how to work with architects to meet the particular needs of Jewish institutions; and ensuring use of buildings purchased, constructed, or renovated with Claims Conference grants for the purposes towards which the grant was given. The file appears to have been kept by the JDC’s budget department.

Claims Conference: Capital Investments 1957-1958

File ORG.101.1: Claims Conference: Capital Investments 1959-1962

Old Folder Number: 17

Tables of applications and grants for capital projects, texts of resolutions from receiving communities, and correspondence.

Claims Conference: Capital Investments 1959-1962

File ORG.102: Claims Conference: Capital Investment Conference 1956

Old Folder Number: 18

Handwritten notes on the proceedings of the JDC/Claims Conference capital investment conference and questions raised in the discussions. Program of the conference.

Claims Conference: Capital Investment Conference 1956

File ORG.102.1: Claims Conference: Capital Investment Conference 1956-1958

Old Folder Number: OGC/US/8-18 (subfile)

Correspondence, notes, and drafts of agenda regarding the organization of a May 1956 conference by JDC and the Claims Conference with European Jewish community leaders, and other matters relating to capital investments in subsequent years.

Claims Conference: Capital Investment Conference 1956-1958

File ORG.103: Claims Conference: Capital Investment Conference Minutes - May 1956

Old Folder Number: Misc. 69

Transcript of sessions of title conference.

Claims Conference: Capital Investment Conference Minutes – May 1956

File ORG.104: Claims Conference: Capital Investment Conference - Summary of Social Security Legislation in Ten European Countries 1956

Old Folder Number: 1

Title summary, covering nine categories of social security services in ten countries, prepared by Jerome Jacobson in anticipation of title conference.

Claims Conference: Capital Investment Conference – Summary of Social Security Legislation in Ten European Countries 1956

File ORG.104.1: Claims Conference: Capital Investment Fund 1959-1961

Old Folder Number: 17

Correspondence, notes, summaries of allocation decisions and project statuses. Topics covered include policies and conditions for capital grants to Jewish communities.

Claims Conference: Capital Investment Fund 1959-1961

File ORG.105: Claims Conference: Commission du Plan d'Action Culturelle - Current Expenses 1961-1962

Old Folder Number: 10

Correspondence and receipts regarding payments of Claims Conference grants to title organization.

Claims Conference: Commission du Plan d’Action Culturelle – Current Expenses 1961-1962

File ORG.106: Claims Conference: Commission du Plan d'Action Culturelle - Publications 1961-1962

Old Folder Number: 9

Correspondence and receipts regarding payments of Claims Conference grants to title organization.

Claims Conference: Commission du Plan d’Action Culturelle – Publications 1961-1962

File ORG.107: Claims Conference: Conference Payment Authorizations 1961

Old Folder Number: 46

Letters from JDC’s New York office requesting the payment of Claims Conference grants to individuals and organizations. The letters are numbered Conference Payment Authorization #696-874.

Claims Conference: Conference Payment Authorizations 1961

File ORG.108: Claims Conference: Conference Payment Authorizations 1962

Old Folder Number:

Letters from JDC’s New York office requesting the payment of Claims Conference grants to individuals and organizations. The letters are numbered Conference Payment Authorization #875-1029.

Claims Conference: Conference Payment Authorizations 1962

File ORG.109: Claims Conference: Congres Juif Mondial - French, Yiddish 1961-1963

Old Folder Number: 3

Correspondence and receipts regarding payments of Claims Conference grants to title organization.

Claims Conference: Congres Juif Mondial – French, Yiddish 1961-1963

File ORG.110: Claims Conference: Documentation - Herbert Katzki 1955 (1 of 2)

Old Folder Number: Misc. 85

Table of contents for the file, agenda of board of directors meeting, list of meeting participants, financial tables, recommendations for allocations in Israel, summary of replies to notifications of recommendations, memoranda regarding communications with applicant organizations, summary of major programs covered by JDC application, rapporteur’s analysis and recommendation for 1955 applications, and application of the United HIAS service.

Claims Conference: Documentation – Herbert Katzki 1955 (1 of 2)

File ORG.111: Claims Conference: Documentation - Herbert Katzki 1955 (2 of 2)

Old Folder Number: Misc. 85.1

Preliminary recapitulation of 1955 applications for relief and rehabilitation, summary of cultural applications and recommendations for 1955, and related memoranda.

Claims Conference: Documentation – Herbert Katzki 1955 (2 of 2)

File ORG.112: Claims Conference: Documentation - Herbert Katzki 1956 (1 of 2)

Old Folder Number: Misc. 86

Summaries of applications and recommendations for grants and other Claims Conference documents regarding allocations.

Claims Conference: Documentation – Herbert Katzki 1956 (1 of 2)

File ORG.113: Claims Conference: Documentation - Herbert Katzki 1956 (2 of 2)

Old Folder Number: Misc. 86.1

Summaries of applications and recommendations for grants and other Claims Conference documents regarding allocations.

Claims Conference: Documentation – Herbert Katzki 1956 (2 of 2)

File ORG.114: Claims Conference: Documentation - Herbert Katzki 1957 (1 of 2)

Old Folder Number: Misc. 87

Documents distributed in preparation for the 1959 Claims Conference board of directors meeting, including summaries of applications and recommendations for Claims Conference grants in the fields of relief and rehabilitation and cultural and educational reconstruction.

Claims Conference: Documentation – Herbert Katzki 1957 (1 of 2)

File ORG.115: Claims Conference: Documentation - Herbert Katzki 1957 (2 of 2)

Old Folder Number: Misc. 87.1

Summaries of applications for Claims Conference grants in the fields of relief and rehabilitation and cultural and educational reconstruction for 1957.

Claims Conference: Documentation – Herbert Katzki 1957 (2 of 2)

File ORG.116: Claims Conference: Documentation - Herbert Katzki 1958 (1 of 2)

Old Folder Number: Misc. 88

Documents related to or prepared for Claims Conference meetings. Summaries of applications and recommendations for Claims Conference grants for relief and rehabilitation and educational and cultural reconstruction.

Claims Conference: Documentation – Herbert Katzki 1958 (1 of 2)

File ORG.117: Claims Conference: Documentation - Herbert Katzki 1958 (2 of 2)

Old Folder Number: Misc. 88.1

Documents related to or prepared for Claims Conference meetings. Summaries of applications and recommendations for Claims Conference grants for relief and rehabilitation and educational and cultural reconstruction.

Claims Conference: Documentation – Herbert Katzki 1958 (2 of 2)

File ORG.118: Claims Conference: Documentation - Herbert Katzki 1959 (1 of 2)

Old Folder Number: Misc. 90

Memoranda, meeting agendas, statistics, and other documentation. Summary of communications received from applicant organizations concerning the recommendations of the executive committee in the area of cultural and educational reconstruction. Summary of communications received from applicant organizations concerning the recommendations of the executive committee in the area of relief and rehabilitation. Summaries of 1959 cultural and relief recommendations. Summary of 1959 applications for relief and rehabilitation and recommendations for the executive committee.

Claims Conference: Documentation – Herbert Katzki 1959 (1 of 2)

File ORG.119: Claims Conference: Documentation - Herbert Katzki 1959 (2 of 2)

Old Folder Number: Misc. 90.1

Summary of 1959 applications for cultural and educational reconstruction and recommendations of the executive committee. Preliminary summary of cultural applications 1959. Preliminary recapitulation of 1959 applications for relief, rehabilitation submitted to conference – this document contains marginal notes.

Claims Conference: Documentation – Herbert Katzki 1959 (2 of 2)

File ORG.120: Claims Conference: Documentation - Herbert Katzki 1960 (1 of 2)

Old Folder Number: Misc. 91

Memoranda; statements; reports; minutes of meeting; and documentation on applications, recommendations, and allocations.

Claims Conference: Documentation – Herbert Katzki 1960 (1 of 2)

File ORG.121: Claims Conference: Documentation - Herbert Katzki 1960 (2 of 2)

Old Folder Number: Misc. 91.1

Summaries of 1960 applications and recommendations for cultural and educational reconstruction and for relief and rehabilitation.

Claims Conference: Documentation – Herbert Katzki 1960 (2 of 2)

File ORG.122: Claims Conference: Documentation - Herbert Katzki 1961 (1 of 2)

Old Folder Number: Misc. 92

Memoranda, statements by officers, minutes of meeting, financial documents, and supplementary recommendations on applications. Preliminary summary of cultural applications for 1961.

Claims Conference: Documentation – Herbert Katzki 1961 (1 of 2)

File ORG.123: Claims Conference: Documentation - Herbert Katzki 1961 (2 of 2)

Old Folder Number: Misc. 92.1

Summaries of 1961 applications and recommendations for relief and rehabilitation, and summary of communications from applicants concerning the recommendations. The preliminary summary of applications and recommendations contains marginal notes.

Claims Conference: Documentation – Herbert Katzki 1961 (2 of 2)

File ORG.124: Claims Conference: Documentation - Herbert Katzki 1962 (1 of 2)

Old Folder Number: Misc. 93

Meeting agenda, list of board of directors, financial documents, recommendations for allocations, press release, preliminary summary of relief and rehabilitation applications for 1962, roster of grants for capital projects, and preliminary summary of cultural applications for 1962. The preliminary summary of relief and rehabilitation applications contains marginal notes.

Claims Conference: Documentation – Herbert Katzki 1962 (1 of 2)

File ORG.125: Claims Conference: Documentation - Herbert Katzki 1962 (2 of 2)

Old Folder Number: Misc. 93.1

Summary of 1962 applications for relief and rehabilitation with recommendations and summary of 1962 applications for cultural and educational reconstruction with recommendations.

Claims Conference: Documentation – Herbert Katzki 1962 (2 of 2)

File ORG.126: Claims Conference: Documentation - Herbert Katzki 1963 (1 of 3)

Old Folder Number: Misc. 94

Index to summary of 1963 applications and recommendations for cultural and educational reconstruction, financial documents, summaries of communications from applicant organizations concerning recommendations, supplementary recommendations, summary of decisions of board of directors, statements of applications, list of Conference-supported books, provisional list of applications for 1963, preliminary summary and recapitulation of relief and rehabilitation applications for 1963, and documents summarizing the requests of the Commission du Plan d’Action Culturelle.

Claims Conference: Documentation – Herbert Katzki 1963 (1 of 3)

File ORG.127: Claims Conference: Documentation - Herbert Katzki 1963 (2 of 3)

Old Folder Number: Misc. 94.1

Preliminary summary of cultural applications for 1963, and summary of 1963 applications for relief and rehabilitation with recommendations.

Claims Conference: Documentation – Herbert Katzki 1963 (2 of 3)

File ORG.128: Claims Conference: Documentation - Herbert Katzki 1963 (3 of 3)

Old Folder Number: Misc. 94.2

Summary of 1963 applications for cultural and educational reconstruction and recommendations to the board of directors.

Claims Conference: Documentation – Herbert Katzki 1963 (3 of 3)

File ORG.129: Claims Conference: Documentation - Herbert Katzki 1964 (1 of 2)

Old Folder Number: Misc. 95

Index for the file; summaries of communications from applicant organizations concerning 1964 recommendations; reports on programs for refugee rabbis, community leaders, rabbinical research, hassidei haumot, and scholarships and fellowships; recommendations on the use of Conference funds after 1964; recommendation for allocations in Israel; list of late applications; budgetary and financial documents; indices of summaries of applications and recommendations; meeting agenda; report of the United Restitution Organisation; report on slave labour compensation; list of applications to the Claims Conference; and preliminary summary of relief and rehabilitation applications for 1964.

Claims Conference: Documentation – Herbert Katzki 1964 (1 of 2)

File ORG.130: Claims Conference: Documentation - Herbert Katzki 1964 (2 of 2)

Old Folder Number: Misc. 95.1

Summaries of 1964 applications and recommendations for relief and rehabilitation and for cultural and educational reconstruction.

Claims Conference: Documentation – Herbert Katzki 1964 (2 of 2)

File ORG.131: Claims Conference: Documentation - Study Committee - Board Meeting - Herbert Katzki 1958 (1 of 2)

Old Folder Number: Misc. 89

Report to Board Members on the Conference on Jewish Materials Claims Against Germany, Inc. has associated enclosures that can be found in ORG.132 (1108365). The study committee reported on the activities of the Claims Conference and recommendations for the future.

Claims Conference: Documentation – Study Committee – Board Meeting – Herbert Katzki 1958 (1 of 2)

File ORG.132: Claims Conference: Documentation - Study Committee - Board Meeting - Herbert Katzki 1958 (2 of 2)

Old Folder Number: Misc. 89.1

Contains enclosures that belong to the Report to Board Members of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc. which can be found in ORG.131 (1108362). Enclosures pertain to various Claims Conference programs and financial tables on Claims Conference allocations.

Claims Conference: Documentation – Study Committee – Board Meeting – Herbert Katzki 1958 (2 of 2)

File ORG.133: Claims Conference: Educational and Cultural Applications - Belgium, Holland, Switzerland 1956

Old Folder Number: Ed. 106

Letters and supporting documents requesting Claims Conference funds for education, publishing, and other cultural projects. The letters originate from approximately 20 different organizations in title countries. Blueprints of building.

Claims Conference: Educational and Cultural Applications – Belgium, Holland, Switzerland 1956

File ORG.134: Claims Conference: Enquete sur les Programmes d'Assistance aux Israelites Ages dans les Pays d'Europe ou l'AJDC/Claims Conference Excerce son Activite 1957
File ORG.135: Claims Conference: European Countries General 1958-1961

Old Folder Number: CC-3

Provisional lists of applications for 1958-1960 and 1962, summary of earmarked allocations for 1960, statement of unspent allocations, and summaries of commitments as of April 1961.

Claims Conference: European Countries General 1958-1961

File ORG.136: Claims Conference: General 1958-1963

Old Folder Number: M5/b

Correspondence, memoranda, applications for Claims Conference grants, recommendations on applications, and tables. Topics covered include policies and analyses relating to community needs, Claims Conference grants, and particular requests for grants. The file appears to have been kept by JDC’s medical department.

Claims Conference: General 1958-1963

File ORG.137: Claims Conference: Institut International d'Etudes Hebraiques, Union Mondiale Etudiants Juifs 1961-1962, 1964

Old Folder Number: 6

Correspondence and receipts regarding payments of Claims Conference grants to title organizations.

Claims Conference: Institut International d’Etudes Hebraiques, Union Mondiale Etudiants Juifs 1961-1962, 1964

File ORG.137.1: Claims Conference: JDC Applications for 1955 and 1956

Old Folder Number:

Copies of applications by JDC for Claims Conference grants for 1955 and 1956.

Claims Conference: JDC Applications for 1955 and 1956

File ORG.138: Claims Conference: JDC Applications for 1957 and 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: 9

Applications of the JDC to the Claims Conference for funds for the years 1957, 1959, and 1960.

Claims Conference: JDC Applications for 1957 and 1959-1960

File ORG.139: Claims Conference: JDC Applications for 1961 and 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: 9.1

Applications of the JDC to the Claims Conference for funds for the years 1961, 1963, and 1964.

Claims Conference: JDC Applications for 1961 and 1963-1964

File ORG.140: Claims Conference: JDC Application to the Claims Conference for 1962

Old Folder Number: 34

Application of the JDC to the Claims Conference for funds for the year 1962 and revised tables for the application.

Claims Conference: JDC Application to the Claims Conference for 1962

File ORG.141: Claims Conference: JDC - Cash Relief Caseloads Survey 1956

Old Folder Number: 2

Survey of cash relief caseloads in JDC/Claims Conference area of operations. The survey covers services provided through JDC and its subventioned organizations.

Claims Conference: JDC – Cash Relief Caseloads Survey 1956

File ORG.142: Claims Conference: Kapellen - Ets Chajim 1960-1961

Old Folder Number: 36?

Correspondence and receipts regarding payments of Claims Conference grants to title yeshiva.

Claims Conference: Kapellen – Ets Chajim 1960-1961

File ORG.142.1: Claims Conference: Legal Department File 1955

Old Folder Number: 4

Correspondence, memoranda, agendas and minutes of meetings, financial tables, and press releases regarding Claims Conference activities. File kept by JDC’s Office of General Counsel.

Claims Conference: Legal Department File 1955

File ORG.142.2: Claims Conference: Legal Department File 1956-1957

Old Folder Number: 1

Correspondence, report, minutes of meetings, lists of allocations, and texts of statements by Claims Conference officials. The file was kept by the Office of General Counsel.

Claims Conference: Legal Department File 1956-1957

File ORG.142.3: Claims Conference: Legal Department File 1958-1962

Old Folder Number: 11

Correspondence, list of Claims Conference supported publications, text of lecture, and paper on expected residual Claims Conference requirements as of post-1964.

Claims Conference: Legal Department File 1958-1962

File ORG.142.4: Claims Conference: Legal Department File 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: 10

Notes and correspondence regarding the activities of the Claims Conference. The file was kept by JDC’s legal department.

Claims Conference: Legal Department File 1962-1964

File ORG.143: Claims Conference: Loan Kassas 1956-1957

Old Folder Number: 4

Correspondence, draft of report, and tables regarding loan kassas receiving money from JDC and the Claims Conference.

Claims Conference: Loan Kassas 1956-1957

File ORG.144: Claims Conference: Loeb and Troper - Philip Grotsky Correspondence 1961

Old Folder Number:

Copies of outgoing letters of Philip Grotsky, chief of Loeb and Troper’s overseas auditing staff. List of letters. Some of the letters regard auditing of Claims Conference grants, and some of them concern audits unrelated to the Claims Conference, personnel matters, and other matters.

Claims Conference: Loeb and Troper – Philip Grotsky Correspondence 1961

File ORG.144.1: Claims Conference: Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: 125a

Proposed certificate of incorporation and by-laws of foundation, correspondence regarding meetings, and press release.

Claims Conference: Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture 1963-1964

File ORG.145: Claims Conference: Memorial Foundation - Press Releases 1964

Old Folder Number: 3

Press releases regarding the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture established by the Claims Conference and continuing activities of the Claims Conference to secure individual restitution and indemnification from Germany.

Claims Conference: Memorial Foundation – Press Releases 1964

File ORG.146: Claims Conference: Minutes of Meeting of Board of Directors - New York - March 2-3 1963

Old Folder Number: G-48.4

Minutes of board meeting and copy of statement by Moses Leavitt as treasurer of the Claims Conference.

Claims Conference: Minutes of Meeting of Board of Directors – New York – March 2-3 1963

File ORG.147: Claims Conference: Miscellaneous 1955-1957

Old Folder Number: Misc. 160

Correspondence regarding responsibility for Claims Conference reporting and a potential conference on religious, educational, and cultural matters. Transcript of part of a meeting regarding methods of working and sharing information with the Claims Conference.

Claims Conference: Miscellaneous 1955-1957

File ORG.148: Claims Conference: Personal - Akiva Kohane-Mark Uveeler Correspondence 1964

Old Folder Number: L-702

Correspondence of Akiva Kohane and his secretary Dina Simon with Mark Uveeler regarding the hassidei haumot aid program, the Treblinka monument memorial ceremony, personal matters, and other matters concerning Poland. Translation of article regarding Claims Conference and JDC aid to Jews in Poland.

Claims Conference: Personal – Akiva Kohane-Mark Uveeler Correspondence 1964

File ORG.149: Claims Conference: Recommendations for 1962-1963

Old Folder Number: M5/b/1

Recommendations by Charles Jordan regarding the applications of various organizations for Claims Conference grants.

Claims Conference: Recommendations for 1962-1963

File ORG.150: Claims Conference: Reports - JDC to Claims Conference for 1955-1956 and 1958-1959

Old Folder Number: 4

Reports on the activities of JDC to aid Jewish victims of Nazi persecution, the major funding for which came from Claims Conference funds.

Claims Conference: Reports – JDC to Claims Conference for 1955-1956 and 1958-1959

File ORG.151: Claims Conference: Reports - JDC to Claims Conference for 1960-1964

Old Folder Number: 4.1

Reports on the activities of JDC to aid Jewish victims of Nazi persecution, the major funding for which came from Claims Conference funds.

Claims Conference: Reports – JDC to Claims Conference for 1960-1964

File ORG.152: Claims Conference: Revised Tables of JDC Application to Claims Conference for 1964

Old Folder Number: 3

Revised tables from November 1963.

Claims Conference: Revised Tables of JDC Application to Claims Conference for 1964

File ORG.152.1: Claims Conference: Individual Files: Kagan, Saul 1955-1958

Old Folder Number: 5

Tab separated from multi-tabbed file containing correspondence with title. File includes speech transcript, change of address card, travel arrangements.

Claims Conference: Individual Files: Kagan, Saul 1955-1958

File ORG.153: Claims Conference: Scholarships 1958-1964

Old Folder Number: S-S/1/4

Correspondence regarding recipients and potential recipients of Claims Conference Scholarships.

Claims Conference: Scholarships 1958-1964

File ORG.154: Claims Conference: Senior Officers Meeting - February 4, 1961 - Agenda
File ORG.155: Claims Conference: Stichting Onderwijs 1959-1961

Old Folder Number: 18

Correspondence and receipts regarding payments of Claims Conference grants to Het Joodsche Bijzonder Onderwijs.

Claims Conference: Stichting Onderwijs 1959-1961

File ORG.156: Claims Conference: Stichting Tarbut 1959-1961

Old Folder Number: 14

Correspondence and receipts regarding payments of Claims Conference grants to title organization.

Claims Conference: Stichting Tarbut 1959-1961

File ORG.157: Claims Conference: Study Committee 1958

Old Folder Number: CC-5

Correspondence and notes regarding requests and replies about information on communal plans and priorities in Belgium and the Netherlands, capital investment projects, and Claims Conference programs in conjunction with JDC.

Claims Conference: Study Committee 1958

File ORG.158: Claims Conference: Summary of Grants Made by AJDC/Claims Conference for Capital Investment Projects 1954-1956

Old Folder Number: 10

Table showing breakdown of expenditures by year and country. Lists by country and year showing grant recipients containing name of recipient organization, type of institution, purpose of grant, and amount granted.

Claims Conference: Summary of Grants Made by AJDC/Claims Conference for Capital Investment Projects 1954-1956

File ORG.160: Claims Conference: Torah Vejirah 1962, 1964

Old Folder Number: 63

Correspondence and receipt regarding payment of Claims Conference grants for talmud torah premises.

Claims Conference: Torah Vejirah 1962, 1964

File ORG.161: Claims Conference: Utilization of Conference Funds after 1964-1961, 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: G-48.2

Proposals for three potential uses of remaining Claims Conference funds after 1964, letters relating to these proposals, and decisions and recommendations regarding the use of Claims Conference funds after 1964.

Claims Conference: Utilization of Conference Funds after 1964-1961, 1963-1964

File ORG.163: Claims Conference: Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland 1961

Old Folder Number: 11

Correspondence and receipts regarding payments of Claims Conference grants to title organization.

Claims Conference: Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland 1961

Series 7: European Jewish Communities

The European Jewish Communities series relates to the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services; commissions under the aegis of the Standing Conference; the Association of European Jewish Community Executives, also affiliated with the Standing Conference; or Exchange, the publication of the Standing Conference. Other files relate to cooperation or communication between European Jewish communities before the creation of the Standing Conference and related groups, or to other activities and programs focused on European Jewish communities in general. The files contain correspondence, minutes of meetings and conferences, copies of publications, press releases, news clippings, and other documents. Lay leaders of European Jewish communities had been invited to the annual JDC country directors conferences for a number of years, and by 1959 the idea had been floated of having meetings between these leaders in a more independent and organized grouping. At a session of the 1959 country directors conference ideas for future cooperation were discussed, which led to the first ad hoc meetings of the lay leaders in 1960. These meetings covered issues such as old age homes, personnel, and the potential goals and means of operation of the emerging grouping of European Jewish leaders. Ongoing discussions eventually led to the decisions to be an apolitical association that would exchange information and develop voluntary solutions for matters pertaining to health, welfare, and education. The name Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services was adopted in 1960.

Beginning in 1962 the assembly of the Standing Conference was held separately from, but immediately following, JDC’s country directors conference. The Standing Conference initiated a number of commissions to focus on particular matters of concern to some of the communities, including a personnel commission, a commission on the publication of the journal Exchange, a commission on community centers and vacation camps, a fundraising commission, a health commission, and a social services commission. Personnel needs were particularly great given the destruction of communal leadership in the Holocaust, the difficulties of the Jewish communities to pay competitive salaries, and the need for workers with particular skill sets such as modern social work methods. In response, the Personnel Commission developed plans for a fund to supplement the salaries of key communal workers and provide pension benefits. In 1962, in response to the need of the French Jewish community to absorb refugees arriving from Algeria and elsewhere in North Africa, a European Emergency Aid Fund was formed to raise money from the various Jewish communities, and succeeded in raising the equivalent of approximately half a million dollars, a new achievement for communities still recovering from the devastation of the Holocaust and whose traditional fundraising had been either for local needs or for Israel. As part of its efforts to develop fundraising and community organization, the Standing Conference developed contacts with the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, a North American organization.

Although already functioning in an ad hoc manner for a number of years, the Standing Conference adopted statutes and was officially incorporated under the laws of Switzerland in 1964. The Standing Conference in these years included participants from France, Belgium, the Netherlands, West Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Yugoslavia, Greece, and Finland. In parallel to the Standing Conference, a group of professional executives of Jewish communities also began holding meetings to share their experiences and problems. Exchange, a bulletin initiated by the JDC in 1959 to share information among European Jewish communities, was published by the Standing Conference starting in 1961 and upgraded into a more serious publication. Exchange was published in English, French, and German. JDC acted as a secretariat for the Standing Conference and related organizations and subsidized the cost of their meetings, trying to step back and encourage their independence at a measured pace.

File ORG.164: European Jewish Communities: Association of European Jewish Community Executives 1961-1962

Old Folder Number: 3

Correspondence, list of central organization executives, minutes of meetings, lists of community executives in various countries, guide to personnel standards. Topics covered include the planning of meetings, the purpose of the organization, the preparation of meeting minutes, fundraising in the various communities, personnel needs, and the “Exchange” publication.

European Jewish Communities: Association of European Jewish Community Executives 1961-1962

File ORG.165: European Jewish Communities: Association of European Jewish Community Executives 1960, 1962

Old Folder Number: 3.1

Correspondence, news articles, fund-raising publicity material, tentative meeting programs, list of central organization executives, and seminar paper. Topics covered include articles for the publication Exchange, a meeting of Italian community leaders, fundraising, personnel needs of Jewish communities, the planning and organization of meetings, Rosh Hashanah messages for publication in Jewish papers, committees, and the organization of index filing systems for collecting funds.

European Jewish Communities: Association of European Jewish Community Executives 1960, 1962

File ORG.166: European Jewish Communities: Association of European Jewish Community Executives 1963

Old Folder Number: 4

Correspondence, notes on conversation, attendance form, list of invitees, program of Jewish Agency seminar, meeting agendas, reports, extract of publication, press release, minutes of meeting, and copy of address. Topics covered include planning and arrangement for meetings of community executives, salaries of communal personnel, the relation of lay and professional community leaders, editing of minutes of a meeting, and other matters relating to the meetings of community executives and their contents.

European Jewish Communities: Association of European Jewish Community Executives 1963

File ORG.167: European Jewish Communities: Association of European Jewish Community Executives 1964

Old Folder Number: 4.1

Correspondence regarding plans and arrangements for meetings of community organization executives.

European Jewish Communities: Association of European Jewish Community Executives 1964

File ORG.168: European Jewish Communities: Committee of Community Organization Executives 1961-1963

Old Folder Number: S-S/3/1

Minutes of meeting, correspondence, and outline of seminar. The minutes of meeting regard the potential creation of the committee of community organization executives as well as minutes of meetings of the committee covering topics such as fundraising and the relationship of professional community workers and lay leaders.

European Jewish Communities: Committee of Community Organization Executives 1961-1963

File ORG.169: European Jewish Communities: Communautes Juives - Guide 2 1962

Old Folder Number: 48

Pamphlet listing Jewish organizations in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. The pamphlet was produced by Communauté, a service created by the Alliance Israélite Universelle, American Jewish Committee, and Anglo-Jewish Association.

European Jewish Communities: Communautes Juives – Guide 2 1962

File ORG.170: European Jewish Communities: Community Organization - General 1958-1962

Old Folder Number: S-C/4/1

Correspondence, minutes of meeting, and bulletin. Topics covered include sharing of information, leadership and personnel training, fundraising, and other matters.

European Jewish Communities: Community Organization – General 1958-1962

File ORG.171: European Jewish Communities: Community Organization and Fund Raising in Europe 1964

Old Folder Number: G-40

Correspondence, notes of meetings, study proposal, and assembly papers of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds. Topics covered include fund raising in Jewish communities in Europe and a planned study of such fund raising.

European Jewish Communities: Community Organization and Fund Raising in Europe 1964

File ORG.172: European Jewish Communities: Conference on Community Centers, Brussels 1960

Old Folder Number: S-C/4/1-3

Correspondence, invitations, schedules, subsidy plan for attendance, press release, and minutes of meeting. Topics covered include planning for a conference on community centers, and evaluation and responses to the conference.

European Jewish Communities: Conference on Community Centers, Brussels 1960

File ORG.173: European Jewish Communities: Conference on Local Community Organization and Fund Raising 1957-1958

Old Folder Number: 6

Correspondence; lists of invitees; notes; outline of statistical information; financial and statistical charts; and copies, translations, and adaptations of materials relating to fundraising provided by the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds. Topics covered include invitees, hotel arrangements, fundraising statistics, and material for distribution or display at the conference.

European Jewish Communities: Conference on Local Community Organization and Fund Raising 1957-1958

File ORG.173.1: European Jewish Communities: Conferences 1961, 1964

Old Folder Number: 3.4

Letters and list of discussion subjects regarding a meeting of the Standing Conference of European Jewish Community Services with the overseas mission of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds (CJFWF). Correspondence regarding conferences of the Association of Jewish Social Workers held in London and potential participation from continental European countries.

European Jewish Communities: Conferences 1961, 1964

File ORG.174: European Jewish Communities: Country Directors Conference and General Assembly of the Standing Conference - Planning 1962

Old Folder Number: 11

Minutes of meetings, press release, and copies of letters for general distribution. Topics covered include the planned organization of JDC’s country directors conference and the assembly on European Jewish community services as separate events, in contrast to previous years, and planning the schedule and structure of the assembly on European Jewish community services.

European Jewish Communities: Country Directors Conference and General Assembly of the Standing Conference – Planning 1962

File ORG.175: European Jewish Communities: Directory - Jewish Central Organizations in Europe 1957, 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: 22

Correspondence, drafts of directory, Claims Conference report on community and youth centers, and list of community centers. Topics covered include the compilation and editing of a draft directory of Jewish central organizations in Europe.

European Jewish Communities: Directory – Jewish Central Organizations in Europe 1957, 1959-1960

File ORG.176: European Jewish Communities: Directory of Jewish Central Organizations 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: S-C/4/1-1

Correspondence regarding the compilation of title directory. Draft versions of the directory.

European Jewish Communities: Directory of Jewish Central Organizations 1959-1960

File ORG.177: European Jewish Communities: Exchange - Edition Spéciale Decembre 1960

Old Folder Number: 1

Issue of “Exchange,” published by JDC. It contains a summary of the fifteenth annual JDC Overseas Conference and first Assembly on European Jewish Community Services as well as notices on developments in various Jewish communities.

European Jewish Communities: Exchange – Edition Spéciale Decembre 1960

File ORG.178: European Jewish Communities: Exchange - English 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: 4, 6, 9, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, and 30

English copies of “Exchange,” published by the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services. The file includes issues 10-20.

European Jewish Communities: Exchange – English 1961-1964

File ORG.179: European Jewish Communities: Exchange - French 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: 5

French copies of “Exchange,” published by the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services. The file includes issues 10-12 and 14-19.

European Jewish Communities: Exchange – French 1961-1964

File ORG.180: European Jewish Communities: Exchange - German 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: 4

German copies of “Exchange,” published by the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services. The file includes issues 10-20.

European Jewish Communities: Exchange – German 1961-1964

File ORG.181: European Jewish Communities: Exchange Mailing Lists 1960-1964

Old Folder Number: 7

Mailing lists, correspondence, request forms, notes, and questionnaire report regarding the distribution of the publication “Exchange.”

European Jewish Communities: Exchange Mailing Lists 1960-1964

File ORG.182: European Jewish Communities: Publications - Exchange 1959-1962

Old Folder Number: M 19/B

Copies and drafts of Exchange, memorandum, field trip report, correspondence, mailing list, and minutes of meeting. Topics covered in Exchange articles include educational seminars, government encouragement of donations, World Refugee Year activities, highlights of JDC’s overseas conference, community centers, Jewish education, fundraising, scholarships, and other matters relating to communal activities. Other topics covered in the file include the preparation and responsibility for Exchange, the nature and audience of the publication, and other matters relating to Exchange. The file appears to have been kept by JDC’s medical department.

European Jewish Communities: Publications – Exchange 1959-1962

File ORG.183: European Jewish Communities: Fundraising Newsletters and Manual - Building the Successful Campaign - Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: S-C/4/2-5

Newsletters and French translation of section of manual regarding fundraising campaigns and related correspondence. The newsletters and original manual were created by the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds.

European Jewish Communities: Fundraising Newsletters and Manual – Building the Successful Campaign – Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds 1959-1960

File ORG.184: European Jewish Communities: Gerontology Section - Standing Conference Health Commission 1962-1963

Old Folder Number: 3

Correspondence, aide-memoire, program of seminar, and issue of “Echanges”. Topics covered include the potential creation of an organization of directors of Jewish old age homes in Europe or gerontology section to function under commissions of the Standing Conference on Jewish European Community Services, and visits of architects to old age homes in the Netherlands and Belgium.

European Jewish Communities: Gerontology Section – Standing Conference Health Commission 1962-1963

File ORG.185: European Jewish Communities: Health Commission of the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: 19

Correspondence, minutes of conference, photograph, report on seminar, press release, lists of invitees, meeting agendas, reports of the Health Commission, and report on the social activities of OSE Tunisia. Topics covered include organization of meetings, psychiatric studies, old age care, and other matters.

European Jewish Communities: Health Commission of the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services 1962-1964

File ORG.186: European Jewish Communities: Inventory of Community Resources 1957

Old Folder Number: S-C/4/5-1

Correspondence regarding corrections to and distribution of French and German translations of a manual on making a study of local Jewish organizations and resources.

European Jewish Communities: Inventory of Community Resources 1957

File ORG.187: European Jewish Communities: Jewish Centers in Europe 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: 36

Correspondence, summary of recommendations, program schedule of community center, newspaper clipping, and informational page on a summer camp. Topics covered include recommendations of center directors to the Commission on Jewish Centers and Vacation Camps, possible community center activities, report on community centers in Brussels and Liège, and training of center staff.

European Jewish Communities: Jewish Centers in Europe 1961-1964

File ORG.188: European Jewish Communities: Job Description for Executive Directors of Jewish Central Organizations 1959

Old Folder Number: S-C/4/3-1

Title job description prepared by the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds.

European Jewish Communities: Job Description for Executive Directors of Jewish Central Organizations 1959

File ORG.189: European Jewish Communities: Meeting of the Social Commission of the Standing Conference 1964

Old Folder Number: 16

Report of Dr. Molnar to the social commission as a representative of the health commission. The report covers the history and present health needs of European Jewish communities and the activities of the health commission.

European Jewish Communities: Meeting of the Social Commission of the Standing Conference 1964

File ORG.189.1: European Jewish Communities: Personnel Commission - Personnel Guarantee Fund 1959, 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: S-S 3/5

Correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, Claims Conference application, draft personnel index card, and cross reference forms. Topics covered include the Personnel Commission associated with the Standing Conference and proposals about the creation and financing of a fund to improve the wages and benefits of Jewish communal workers in order to attract and retain people in those positions, particularly attempts to convince the Claims Conference to give grants for this purpose.

European Jewish Communities: Personnel Commission – Personnel Guarantee Fund 1959, 1962-1964

File ORG.190: European Jewish Communities: Personnel Development - General 1960, 1962

Old Folder Number: S-C/4/3

Letter listing members of a national committee in Germany dealing with personnel development and letter regarding a potential training opportunity for a community worker from France.

European Jewish Communities: Personnel Development – General 1960, 1962

File ORG.191: European Jewish Communities: Personnel Recruitment Program for European Jewish Communities 1958-1961, 1963

Old Folder Number: S-C/4/3-2

Correspondence and text of requested newspaper advertisements for Israeli newspapers. Topics covered include advertising for jobs, interviews of candidates, potential placements, salaries, and other matters involving recruitment for work involving community centers, youth, camping, and teaching.

European Jewish Communities: Personnel Recruitment Program for European Jewish Communities 1958-1961, 1963

File ORG.192: European Jewish Communities: Questionnaire on Use of Volunteers in Central Organizations 1958-1959

Old Folder Number: S-C/4/2-4

Correspondence, drafts of questionnaire, and sample questionnaires filled in by American communities. The file regards the development of questionnaires on the use of volunteers for fundraising and other purposes.

European Jewish Communities: Questionnaire on Use of Volunteers in Central Organizations 1958-1959

File ORG.193: European Jewish Communities: Seminar for Central Organization Executives 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: S-C/4/3-3

Correspondence, seminar schedules, report on seminar proceedings, and questionnaire regarding two seminars of central organization executives focusing on fundraising.

European Jewish Communities: Seminar for Central Organization Executives 1959-1960

File ORG.194: European Jewish Communities: Special Committee on Personnel Development for European Jewish Communities 1959, 1961-1962

Old Folder Number: S-C/4/3-4

Correspondence, minutes of meetings, memoranda, draft recommendations, and questionnaire regarding the need to train and recruit professional staff in various fields for European Jewish communities and JDC’s activities relating to this subject.

European Jewish Communities: Special Committee on Personnel Development for European Jewish Communities 1959, 1961-1962

File ORG.195: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference September-December 1960

Old Folder Number: 3

Correspondence, minutes of meetings, distribution list for minutes, draft of report outline, issues of “Exchange”, copies of press clippings, and bar mitzvah invitation and congratulations. Topics covered include minutes of and follow-up to a meeting in Zurich, a meeting held at the JDC Overseas Conference, cooperation between communities regarding community centers and summer colonies, and other matters pertaining to meetings and cooperation between European Jewish leaders. The grouping of leaders was subsequently formalized as the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference September-December 1960

File ORG.196: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference January-March 1961

Old Folder Number: 3.1

Correspondence, minutes of meeting, issue of “Exchange,” article, and list of members. Topics covered include planning for and minutes of a meeting of the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services in Amsterdam, commissions of the Standing Conference, and other matters relating to the Standing Conference.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference January-March 1961

File ORG.197: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference February-May 1961

Old Folder Number: 1

Correspondence, minutes of meeting, lists of meeting participants, hotel reservation slip, news clippings, and charts. Topics covered include a visit of a mission of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, meetings of the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services in Amsterdam and Brussels, and exchange of campers between countries.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference February-May 1961

File ORG.198: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference May-June 1961

Old Folder Number: 1.1

Correspondence, minutes of meetings, agenda, lists of mission and conference members, list of hotel reservations, outline, proposals for statutes, press release, and photographs regarding the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services. Topics covered include the organization and contents of meetings in Brussels and Paris, the structure and operation of the Standing Conference, fundraising, and personnel. The meeting in Paris included both the Standing Conference and a mission of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds that was visiting from the United States.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference May-June 1961

File ORG.199: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference July-October 1961

Old Folder Number: 1.2

Correspondence, list of participants, list of people appearing in photograph, copy of article, minutes of meeting, drafts of report, draft of governing procedures, and agenda of meeting. Topics covered include follow-up from a meeting in Paris, community personnel, a trip of Astorre Mayer to Canada, attempts to find a European attendee for the general assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, summary of activities of the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services in 1961, plans for a meeting in October, and other matters matters pertaining to the Standing Conference.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference July-October 1961

File ORG.200: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference 1961-1962

Old Folder Number: 4

Correspondence, report, proposal, meeting agendas, and texts of speeches. Topics covered include the cooperative relationship between the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services and the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, the joining of the Central British Fund as a member of the Standing Conference, organization of a meeting in Copenhagen, changes in Swedish Jewish leadership, the unveiling of a memorial monument in Thessalonika, a planned meeting in Paris, and other matters.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference 1961-1962

File ORG.201: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference May-August 1962

Old Folder Number: 4.1

Correspondence, minutes of meeting in Copenhagen, and report. Topics covered include arranging a meeting in Paris, fundraising for refugee aid, activities of the personnel commission and the commission on Jewish centers and vacation camps, a planned meeting with a UJA delegation, and other matters concerning the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference May-August 1962

File ORG.202: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: S-S/3/0

Correspondence, memoranda, text of addresses, notes on discussion, outline of subjects for discussion, minutes of meeting, and list of meeting participants. The material covers the planning for meetings of European Jewish leaders and initial discussions by such leaders on the purposes and forms of their future organization.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services 1959-1960

File ORG.203: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services 1960

Old Folder Number: S-S/3/0.1

Correspondence, minutes of meetings, translation of article, distribution list, outline of proposed nature of the emerging grouping of European Jewish leaders, and program of meeting. Topics covered include the organization of meetings, the objectives and structure of the group in the process of formation, and discussions covering community subjects such as old age care and youth programming.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services 1960

File ORG.204: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference July-December 1960

Old Folder Number: S-S/3/0

Correspondence, minutes and notes on meetings, conference agenda, and reports. Topics covered include planning the development of the committee of European Jewish leaders, personnel problems of Jewish communities, the publication of Exchange, the potential creation of commissions, organization of a meeting, distribution of meeting minutes, and other matters.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference July-December 1960

File ORG.205: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference 1961

Old Folder Number: S-S/3/0

Correspondence, minutes of meetings, program of meeting, list of members, drafts of statutes and rules, and excerpts from publication regarding the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services. Topics covered include the organization and planning of meetings, the structure of the Standing Conference, a committee on Jewish centers and vacation camps, the publication Exchange, potential affiliation of the Standing Conference of Jewish Health Organizations, a meeting with the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, and membership in the Standing Conference.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference 1961

File ORG.206: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services 1962

Old Folder Number: S-S/3/0

Correspondence, minutes of meetings, program and conference plans, report, article, program of conference. Topics covered include membership in the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services, discussions and plans of the commission on Jewish centers and vacation camps, scheduling of the Standing Conference, and how to aid North African Jewish refugees in France.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services 1962

File ORG.207: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services 1963

Old Folder Number: S-S/3/0.1

Correspondence, minutes of meetings, agendas, press release, list of participants, and copy of address. Topics covered include arrangement and planning of meetings of the Standing Conference, the drafting of statutes for the Standing Conference, proceedings of meetings covering topics such as aid for North African Jewish refugees in France and how to address the personnel needs of European Jewish communities, Finland’s Jewish community joining the Standing Conference, Jewish communal services as instruments for Jewish identification and survival, proceedings of meeting of European Jewish community organization executives, and other matters.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services 1963

File ORG.208: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: 1

Minutes of meetings, correspondence, press releases, conference program, outline of address, working paper, and transcript of speech. Topics covered include arranging of meetings of the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services and activities of commissions of the Standing Conference. All documents except for one date to 1963. The file appears to have been kept by the medical department.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services 1963-1964

File ORG.209: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services 1964

Old Folder Number: S-S 3/0

Correspondence, minutes of meetings, agenda, and press release. Topics covered include meetings, contributions to the budget of the Standing Conference, the official incorporation of the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services, the creation of the social service commission, and other matters relating to the Standing Conference.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services 1964

File ORG.210: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference - Second Annual Assembly 1961

Old Folder Number: G-29.2

Minutes of meetings, conference program, and article. Topics covered include planning the organization and contents of the second annual assembly of the Standing Conference of European Jewish Community Services and comments on what worked and didn’t at the conference.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference – Second Annual Assembly 1961

File ORG.211: European Jewish Communities: Third Annual Assembly on European Jewish Community Services 1962

Old Folder Number: 7

Minutes of the several sessions of title assembly of European Jewish leaders, covering issues such as the efforts to meet the needs of Algerian and other North African Jews arriving in France, fundraising by communities, community centers, education, and communal priorities.

European Jewish Communities: Third Annual Assembly on European Jewish Community Services 1962

File ORG.211.1: European Jewish Communities: Transcripts and Highlights of Third Standing Conference Assembly November 1962

Old Folder Number: 1

Documentation from the assembly of the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services.

European Jewish Communities: Transcripts and Highlights of Third Standing Conference Assembly November 1962

File ORG.212: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference - Fourth Annual Assembly 1963

Old Folder Number: C.O. 20

Correspondence, minutes of meeting, agenda, participant list, and outline of address regarding assembly of the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services in 1963.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference – Fourth Annual Assembly 1963

File ORG.213: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference - European Emergency Aid Fund 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: 8

Correspondence, reports, minutes of meeting, financial chart, mailing list, and news articles. Topics covered include fundraising and contributions by European Jewish communities and individuals for North African Jewish refugees in France. Contributions were made through the European Mutual Aid Fund established by the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services, the name of which was changed to the European Emergency Aid Fund for North African Refugees.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference – European Emergency Aid Fund 1962-1964

File ORG.214: European Jewish Communities: European Emergency Fund 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: R S-R/2/1

Correspondence, reports, notes, and translation of fundraising announcement. Topics covered include aid to refugees, and fundraising for such aid, particularly by European Jewish communities and the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services.

European Jewish Communities: European Emergency Fund 1961-1964

File ORG.215: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference - Fund Raising Commission 1961-1962

Old Folder Number: 8.1

Correspondence, texts of remarks, financial tables, aide memoire, and press clippings. Topics covered include fundraising for North African Jewish refugees in France, the establishment of a fund raising commission of the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services, local fundraising by Jewish communities in Europe, studies of fundraising, and observation of fundraising in the United States.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference – Fund Raising Commission 1961-1962

File ORG.216: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference - Fund Raising Commission 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: 8.2

Correspondence, minutes of meetings, and financial tables. Topics covered include the establishment and functioning of a commission on fundraising under the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services, fundraising for North African Jewish refugees in France, local fundraising by communities for themselves, and a proposal for a fundraising study.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference – Fund Raising Commission 1962-1964

File ORG.216.1: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services - Legal Department File 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: 94B

Correspondence, draft of governing procedures, statements, papers, agendas, minutes of meetings, and press releases. The file was kept by JDC’s legal department.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services – Legal Department File 1961-1964

File ORG.217: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference - London Meeting 1963

Old Folder Number: 12

Correspondence, agenda, questionnaire, extract of publication, reports, plan, and invitation regarding preparations and follow-up on a meeting of community organization executives.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference – London Meeting 1963

File ORG.217.1: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services - Medical Department File 1960-1962

Old Folder Number: 1

Minutes of meetings, correspondence, notes, meeting agendas, and reports. The file was kept by JDC’s medical department.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services – Medical Department File 1960-1962

File ORG.218: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference - Meetings of European Jewish Leadership 1960-1961

Old Folder Number: 2

Correspondence and press release relating to meetings and sharing of information connected to the Standing Conference of European Jewish Community Services.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference – Meetings of European Jewish Leadership 1960-1961

File ORG.219: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference - Meetings of European Jewish Leadership 1961-1963

Old Folder Number: 1

Correspondence regarding meetings, logistics, and information related to the Standing Conference of European Jewish Community Services.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference – Meetings of European Jewish Leadership 1961-1963

File ORG.220: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference - Personnel Commission - Draft Projects 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: 28

Reports, proposals, notes, and correspondence regarding projects of the personnel commission of the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services to provide competitive salaries and pensions in order to attract and retain personnel for Jewish communities.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference – Personnel Commission – Draft Projects 1961-1964

File ORG.221: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference - Personnel Commission - General Considerations 1964

Old Folder Number: 30

Report of the personnel commission of the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services regarding personnel needs in general and a planned wage adjustment fund to help attract and retain qualified personnel.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference – Personnel Commission – General Considerations 1964

File ORG.222: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference - Personnel Commission - Minutes 1961-1963

Old Folder Number: 29

Minutes of meetings and report regarding proposals of the Personnel Commission of the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services about how to attract or train quality personnel. Members of the Personnel Commission, JDC staff, and Mark Uveeler of the Claims Conference all participated in some of the meetings documented in the file.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference – Personnel Commission – Minutes 1961-1963

File ORG.223: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference - Referate und Schlusswort Fortbildungsseminar fuer Altersbetreuung - Basel 1964
File ORG.224: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference - Social Service Commission 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: S.S. 61

Correspondence, minutes of meetings, reports, memoranda, articles, agendas. Topics covered include the creation and meetings of the Social Service Commission of the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference – Social Service Commission 1963-1964

File ORG.225: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference - Social Service Commission 1964

Old Folder Number: M5/d/3

Correspondence, minutes of meetings, memorandum, list of participants, meeting agenda, and texts of reports to the Social Service Commission. Topics covered include the establishment of a social service commission under the auspices of the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services, planning of a meeting, and the problems of social services.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference – Social Service Commission 1964

File ORG.226: European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference - Various Reports and Minutes of Meetings 1959, 1961, 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: C.O. 19

Correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, and text of remarks. Topics covered include the contents of meetings of the Standing Conference and planning the creation and development of the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services.

European Jewish Communities: Standing Conference – Various Reports and Minutes of Meetings 1959, 1961, 1963-1964

File ORG.227: European Jewish Communities: Training Program for Center Directors for European Jewish Communities 1958-1959

Old Folder Number: S-C/4/3-5

Correspondence, program description, and schedule regarding the organization and results of training program for center directors that was held in Paris in 1959, and other training programs.

European Jewish Communities: Training Program for Center Directors for European Jewish Communities 1958-1959

File ORG.228: European Jewish Communities: Training Program for European Directors to be Held in Israel 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: S C 4/3-6

Correspondence and sample advertisement and application form regarding the organization of a training program in Israel for European community center directors.

European Jewish Communities: Training Program for European Directors to be Held in Israel 1962-1964

Series 8: Fonds Social Juif Unifié (FSJU)

The Fonds Social Juif Unifié (FSJU) files contain correspondence, audit reports, copies of a publication for community centers, minutes of meetings, bulletins, financial tables, and other documents. Fonds Social Juif Unifié was a central organization of French Jewry, and engaged in fundraising and the distribution of funds raised locally and received from outside sources. The FSJU supported social welfare, educational, and cultural programs and also had special budgets for the reception and integration of Jewish refugees arriving in France during these years. The FSJU received significant amounts of funding from JDC and the Claims Conference during these years, and much of the material in the files relates to these relationships. Additional material on the FSJU can be found in the France record group of the Countries and Regions subcollection.

File ORG.229: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: American Fundraiser 1964

Old Folder Number: 19

Correspondence and curriculum vitae regarding attempts to find an American fund raiser to hire to help the FSJU in its fundraising endeavors.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: American Fundraiser 1964

File ORG.230: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Annual Report for 1955

Old Folder Number: 9

Financial and statistical tables regarding the fundraising, budget, and beneficiaries of the FSJU.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Annual Report for 1955

File ORG.231: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Au Service d'Une Communauté de 500000 Ames 1963

Old Folder Number:

Report on the FSJU’s fundraising campaign results and how the money was used for 1963.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Au Service d’Une Communauté de 500000 Ames 1963

File ORG.232: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Audit Reports for 1955-1960

Old Folder Number: 8

Loeb and Troper audit reports on the FSJU for 1955-1960 with attached correspondence.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Audit Reports for 1955-1960

File ORG.233: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Audit Reports for FSJU and Foyer Amical for 1961

Old Folder Number: 7

Loeb and Troper audit reports on the FSJU and its subventioned organization Foyer Amical for 1961.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Audit Reports for FSJU and Foyer Amical for 1961

File ORG.234: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Audit Reports for 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: 6

Loeb and Troper audit reports on the FSJU for 1962-1964 with attached correspondence and 1962 FSJU financial report by Tony Cremieux and Robert Israel.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Audit Reports for 1962-1964

File ORG.235: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Bible Stories for Little Children 1955

Old Folder Number: Ed. 20

Correspondence regarding title book.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Bible Stories for Little Children 1955

File ORG.236: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Budget and Finance for 1963

Old Folder Number: 1

Correspondence, budgets, minutes of meeting, file memoranda, reports on visits to and contacts with small communities, notes, and Claims Conference application. Topics covered include the budget of the FSJU, repayment of a loan to the JDC, and requests by the Claims Conference for a letter from the FSJU. The file was kept by JDC’s budget and finance department.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Budget and Finance for 1963

File ORG.237: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Budget and Finance for 1964

Old Folder Number: 1.1

Correspondence, memoranda, financial tables, and meeting notes. Topics covered include the FSJU’s budget and Claims Conference application. The file was kept by JDC’s budget and finance department.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Budget and Finance for 1964

File ORG.238: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Bureau d'Animation et de Coordination des Centres Communautaires - Fiches ID Avril 1963

Old Folder Number: 57

Publication in French with informational and educational materials for Jewish community centers. This issue contains material on cultural unity, Ezra the scribe, Isaac Leib Peretz, Joseph Caro, discussions based on an article of Elie Wiesel, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Bureau d’Animation et de Coordination des Centres Communautaires – Fiches ID Avril 1963

File ORG.239: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Bureau d'Animation et de Coordination des Centres Communautaires - Fiches ID Mai 1963

Old Folder Number: 57

Publication in French with informational and educational materials for Jewish community centers. This issue contains material on Algerian Jews after the exodus from Algeria, the Baal Shem Tov, Saadiah Gaon, and Nahum Sokolow.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Bureau d’Animation et de Coordination des Centres Communautaires – Fiches ID Mai 1963

File ORG.240: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Bureau d'Animation et de Coordination des Centres Communautaires - Fiches ID Juin 1963

Old Folder Number: 57

Publication in French with informational and educational materials for Jewish community centers. This issue contains a calendar, material on Hungarian Jews, and biographical material on Rabbi Samuel Mohilever and Victor-Haim Arlosoroff.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Bureau d’Animation et de Coordination des Centres Communautaires – Fiches ID Juin 1963

File ORG.241: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Bureau d'Animation et de Coordination des Centres Communautaires - Fiches ID Novembre 1963

Old Folder Number: 57

Publication in French with informational and educational materials for Jewish community centers. This issue contains survey questions, a calendar, material on Hayim Weizmann, a round table on Israel, and internships.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Bureau d’Animation et de Coordination des Centres Communautaires – Fiches ID Novembre 1963

File ORG.242: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Bureau d'Animation et de Coordination des Centres Communautaires - Fiches ID Fevrier 1964

Old Folder Number: 57

Publication in French with informational and educational materials for Jewish community centers. This issue contains material on Edmond Fleg, Henrietta Szold, and Jules Isaac.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Bureau d’Animation et de Coordination des Centres Communautaires – Fiches ID Fevrier 1964

File ORG.243: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Bureau d'Animation et de Coordination des Centres Communautaires - Fiches ID Mars 1964

Old Folder Number: 57

Publication in French with informational and educational materials for Jewish community centers. This issue contains material on Ezra, Shalom Aleikhem, Moses Hess, publications on group activities, and the Hebrew University.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Bureau d’Animation et de Coordination des Centres Communautaires – Fiches ID Mars 1964

File ORG.244: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Bureau d'Animation et de Coordination des Centres Communautaires - Fiches ID Avril 1964

Old Folder Number: 57

Publication in French with informational and educational materials for Jewish community centers. This issue contains material on Yom Haatsmaouth, Isaac Leib Peretz, Lag Baomer, L’Arche, and Pessah.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Bureau d’Animation et de Coordination des Centres Communautaires – Fiches ID Avril 1964

File ORG.245: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Bureau d'Animation et de Coordination des Centres Communautaires - Fiches ID Mai 1964

Old Folder Number: 57

Publication in French with informational and educational materials for Jewish community centers. This issue contains material on Jews of the East, Shavuot, and training courses.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Bureau d’Animation et de Coordination des Centres Communautaires – Fiches ID Mai 1964

File ORG.246: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Bureau d'Animation et de Coordination des Centres Communautaires - Fiches ID Juin 1964

Old Folder Number: 57

Publication in French with informational and educational materials for Jewish community centers. This issue contains material on the Dreyfus Affair, events in Grenoble, and Herzl-Bialik day.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Bureau d’Animation et de Coordination des Centres Communautaires – Fiches ID Juin 1964

File ORG.247: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Finance 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: #3

Correspondence and financial tables. Topics covered include financial information regarding the FSJU, payments, financial agreements between JDC and the FSJU, and repayment of a loan. This file appears to have been kept by JDC’s accounting department.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Finance 1961-1964

File ORG.248: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Informations 1964

Old Folder Number: 21

Copies of Informations, a bulletin of the FSJU; routing slips; and letter. Topics covered in the bulletins are the FSJU budget; the emigration of Tunisian Jews and their reception in France; and a fundraising campaign. The file was originally kept by JDC’s budget department.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Informations 1964

File ORG.249: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Medical Department File 1955-1956

Old Folder Number: 22

Minutes of meeting and correspondence. The meeting was held at the FSJU offices and involved representatives of many Jewish organizations discussing how to relate to the request of eight countries for compensation by Germany for Nazi persecutees in those countries. The correspondence regards the planned creation of a nursing home. The file appears to have been kept by JDC’s health department.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Medical Department File 1955-1956

File ORG.250: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Recommendation of Edgar Abravanel for Visa 1957

Old Folder Number: Misc. 184

Letter of introduction for Edgar Abravanel to the United States consulate general for visa relating to attendance at meeting on the problems of Egyptian Jews.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Recommendation of Edgar Abravanel for Visa 1957

File ORG.251: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Rencontre des Directeurs de Maisons d'Enfants Juives - Séance du Lundi 9 Janvier (Matinée) 1956

Old Folder Number: 1

Minutes of one session of conference of children’s home directors.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Rencontre des Directeurs de Maisons d’Enfants Juives – Séance du Lundi 9 Janvier (Matinée) 1956

File ORG.252: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Rencontre des Directeurs de Maisons d'Enfants Juives - Séance du Lundi 9 Janvier (Après-midi) 1956

Old Folder Number: 1.1

Minutes of one session of conference of children’s home directors.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Rencontre des Directeurs de Maisons d’Enfants Juives – Séance du Lundi 9 Janvier (Après-midi) 1956

File ORG.253: Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Rencontre des Directeurs de Maisons d'Enfants Juives - Séance du Mardi 10 Janvier (Après-midi) 1956

Old Folder Number: P.B.S. 24

Minutes of one session of conference of children’s home directors.

Fonds Social Juif Unifié: Rencontre des Directeurs de Maisons d’Enfants Juives – Séance du Mardi 10 Janvier (Après-midi) 1956

Series 9: B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundations

The B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundations series contains five files of “Clearing House,” a professional bulletin for Hillel directors and counselors. The bulletins contain lists of changes in Hillel personnel, program suggestions and descriptions, calendars of events, information on lecturers and artists available for programs, book reviews, and other materials. One file contains a study on Jewish university students and student services.

File ORG.254: B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations: Clearing House March 1962

Old Folder Number: 45

Professional bulletin for Hillel directors and counselors containing the following sections: Program Notes and Suggestions; New Publications of Interest; Program Personalities – Lecturers; Program Personalities – Drama, Music, Dance; New Audio-Visual Resources; and Miscellaneous.

B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundations: Clearing House March 1962

File ORG.255: B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations: Clearing House September 1962

Old Folder Number: 46

Professional bulletin for Hillel directors and counselors containing the following sections: Persons and Places, Calendar Guide for 1962-1963 Programming, New Publications of Interest, and Miscellaneous.

B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundations: Clearing House September 1962

File ORG.256: B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations: Clearing House November 1962

Old Folder Number: 47

Professional bulletin for Hillel directors and counselors containing the following sections: Persons and Places, Program Notes and Suggestions, New Publications of Interest, and Miscellaneous.

B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundations: Clearing House November 1962

File ORG.257: B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations: Clearing House September 1963

Old Folder Number: 48

Professional bulletin for Hillel directors and counselors containing the following sections: Persons and Places, Calendar of 1963-1964 Programming, Program Notes and Suggestions, New Publications of Interest, Program Personalities – Guest Lecturers, and Miscellaneous.

B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundations: Clearing House September 1963

File ORG.258: B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations: Clearing House September 1964

Old Folder Number: 49

Professional bulletin for Hillel directors and counselors containing the following sections: Persons and Places, Calendar Guide for 1964-1965 Programming, Program Notes and Suggestions, New Publications of Interest, Program Personalities and Resources, and Miscellaneous Announcements.

B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundations: Clearing House September 1964

File ORG.259: B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations: Jewish Students and Student Services at American Universities - A Statistical and Historical Study 1963

Old Folder Number: 63

Study by Alfred Jospe with the following sections: General College Enrollment – Facts and Trends; Jewish College Enrollment – Facts and Trends; and Jewish College Programs and Services.

B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundations: Jewish Students and Student Services at American Universities – A Statistical and Historical Study 1963

Series 10: International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services (Interco)

The International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services (Interco) series contains correspondence, minutes of meetings, drafts and text of statutes, applications for consultative status with UN agencies and supporting materials, texts of UN resolutions, other UN documents, Interco bulletins, and other documents. Interco was a grouping of Jewish organizations which was created with the purposes of improving cooperation of member organizations and creating a framework that would be conducive to attaining consultative status with United Nations bodies and agencies. Its official statutes were adopted in London on June 26, 1961. The member organizations were the Central British Fund, the Jewish Colonization Association, JDC, ORT World Union, the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services, and the United HIAS Service. Interco obtained or applied for official status with the Economic and Social Council of the UN (ECOSOC); the World Health Organization (WHO); the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Interco held meetings, published an internal bulletin, and engaged in mutual relations with the UN and UN agencies. Some of Interco’s activities at the UN were submitting a resolution requesting a renewal of the mandate of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees; expressing its opinion that the proposed World Campaign against Hunger, Disease, and Ignorance should involve more action on the part of government and intergovernmental bodies rather than being primarily a responsibility of voluntary agencies; and responding to questions put to it by UN bodies interested in gathering information on the activities and resources of non-governmental organizations. Eugene Hevesi was employed to act as Interco’s liaison to the UN, including attending UN meetings and reporting on matters relevant to Interco. Other matters addressed at Interco meetings included emigration problems faced by Cuban Jews and the potential dangers and benefits of activities on behalf of Ethiopian Jews. The files also contain materials on previous proposals of structures that would allow JDC to attain official status with UN bodies, such as the establishment of an International JDC with which JDC would be affiliated. These proposals were dropped in favor of the creation of Interco. Charles Jordan was the executive secretary of Interco during the years covered by this series, H. Oscar Joseph of the Central British Fund served as its president, and Daniel Lack, head of JDC’s legal department in Geneva, was responsible for most of the correspondence between Interco and its members.

File ORG.260: Interco: Application to UNESCO 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: 9

Correspondence, annexes from ORT’s application to UNESCO, file notes, newspaper article, drafts of parts of application, report on meeting, and booklet on JDC scholarships. The material regards potential application of the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services (Interco) for consultative status with UNESCO.

Interco: Application to UNESCO 1961-1964

File ORG.261: Interco: Application to WHO 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: 1

Correspondence, questionnaire and reply, copy of supplementary statement to application, statements of decisions taken by the WHO, and file notes. The material relates to the application of the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services to have official relations with the World Health Organization. The application was initially rejected, but subsequently accepted.

Interco: Application to WHO 1962-1964

File ORG.262: Interco: Assorted Documents 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: G-10

Correspondence, minutes of meeting, texts of resolutions of the Ninth General Conference of Non-Governmental Organisations in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, draft statement by the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services (Interco) regarding the right of anyone to leave any country, and program of luncheon on the occasion of JDC’s 50th anniversary. Many of the documents regard Interco’s interactions with the UN.

Interco: Assorted Documents 1963-1964

File ORG.263: Interco: Charles Jordan File 1960-1961

Old Folder Number: 7

Correspondence, notes, drafts of statutes, accepted statutes, and file memoranda. Topics covered include the potential creation of an “International JDC,” the requirements of organizations for achieving consultative status with the United Nations, the establishment of the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services (Interco), and preparation for Interco’s application for status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council. The correspondence in the file is to or from Charles Jordan.

Interco: Charles Jordan File 1960-1961

File ORG.264: Interco: Charles Jordan File 1961

Old Folder Number: 5

Correspondence, draft of application of the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services (Interco) to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, discussion points, and minutes of meeting. Topics covered include Interco’s meetings, including its initial meeting, and Interco’s application to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The correspondence in the file is to or from Charles Jordan or copied to him.

Interco: Charles Jordan File 1961

File ORG.265: Interco: Charles Jordan File 1962-1963

Old Folder Number: 4

Correspondence, minutes of meetings, mailing list, reply to questionnaire, text of resolution, a bulletin and leaflet of the International Conference of Social Work, and text of statement by non-governmental organizations regarding the right to leave one’s country. Topics covered include payments to the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services (Interco) from its member organizations, Interco’s application for and achievement of consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), arrangements for meetings, Interco’s application for and achievement of consultative status with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Interco’s application for status with the World Health Organization (WHO), resolution by Interco requesting the renewal of the mandate of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and whether Interco should have official positions regarding human rights concerns.

Interco: Charles Jordan File 1962-1963

File ORG.266: Interco: Chronological File 1964

Old Folder Number: 5

Copies of outgoing correspondence of the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services (Interco), minutes of meetings, answers to questionnaire for application, provisional agenda of meeting, notes on educational activities of member organizations, and file note. Topics covered include the official status and relations of Interco with UN agencies; Interco’s disapproval of suggestions to make the UN’s World Campaign against Hunger, Disease, and Ignorance primarily a responsibility of voluntary agencies; and payments to Interco by its member organizations.

Interco: Chronological File 1964

File ORG.267: Interco: Documents 1961-1964

Old Folder Number:

Letters distributed to members of the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services (Interco), reports by Interco representatives on UN meetings, minutes of Interco meetings, UN documents pertaining to non-governmental organizations, descriptions of Interco and its member organizations, Interco bulletin, resolution for presentation to the General Assembly of the UN, UN draft principles on the right to leave one’s country, and Interco statement regarding the right to leave one’s country.

Interco: Documents 1961-1964

File ORG.267.1: Interco: FAO Application 1964

Old Folder Number: 6

Correspondence, statement, and answers to application questionnaire regarding the application of the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services for consultative status with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Interco: General 1964

File ORG.267.2: Interco: FAO Freedom from Hunger Campaign 1961

Old Folder Number: G-33.4

Correspondence and text of speech regarding cooperation between the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services and the Freedom from Hunger Campaign of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Interco: FAO Freedom from Hunger Campaign 1961

File ORG.268: Interco: General 1960-1961

Old Folder Number: 10

Correspondence, notes, minutes of meetings, draft of certificate of incorporation, draft constitution, and draft statutes. Topics covered include the proposed creation of an “international JDC” for the purposes of attaining consultative status and mutual cooperation with UN bodies, influencing Muslim countries on matters pertaining to their Jewish communities, and eliciting greater participation by Jewish communities around the world in international Jewish welfare activities; the proposed creation of an “International Council on Jewish Communal Services;” the necessary structure of an organization to receive consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council; and communications constituting preparatory stages for the creation of the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services (Interco).

Interco: General 1960-1961

File ORG.269: Interco: General 1960-1964

Old Folder Number: O-1580

Correspondence, notes, application, minutes of meeting, press release, and bulletin. Topics covered include preliminary steps towards the creation of the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services (Interco), obtaining consultative status with ECOSOC and the WHO, cooperation with UN Agencies, and the activities of the member organizations of Interco.

Interco: General 1960-1964

File ORG.270: Interco: General June-December 1961

Old Folder Number: 9

Correspondence, meeting minutes and notes, proposed statutes, excerpt of UN regulations, draft application of International Council of Jewish Social and Welfare Services (Interco) for Category B consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, notes on draft application, document on the purposes and direction of Interco, mailing list, conversation notes, and text of statement to conference. Topics covered include preliminary meetings towards setting up Interco, Interco statutes, application by Interco for official status with the UN, meeting of Interco, payments to Nazi victims from German property seized in the United Kingdom, and a conference of NGOs interested in the FAO’s Freedom from Hunger Campgaign.

Interco: General June-December 1961

File ORG.271: Interco: General 1962

Old Folder Number: 8

Correspondence, statutes of the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services (Interco), document checklist, bulletin, entry for Yearbook of International Organizations, text of ECOSOC resolution, report on ECOSOC session, statement by Interco supporting extension of the mandate of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, minutes of meeting, review of communications received by the UN, and press release. Topics covered include application and acceptance for consultative status with ECOSOC, reporting on UN sessions and interactions with the UN, payments to Interco by member organizations, organization of meetings, and methods of operation of Interco.

Interco: General 1962

File ORG.272: Interco: General January-April 1963

Old Folder Number: 1

Correspondence, minutes of meeting, resume of Dr. Eugene Hevesi, notice of meeting, notes of discussion, text of UN General Assembly resolution, ECOSOC provisional agenda, press release, and provisional agenda of meeting of the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services (Interco). Topics covered include representation of Interco at UN agency meetings, applications for official status with UN and other organizations, and scheduling of Interco meetings.

Interco: General January-April 1963

File ORG.273: Interco: General May-June 1963

Old Folder Number: 1.1

Correspondence, minutes of meetings, reports, press releases, and summaries of the UN’s report on the world social situation. Topics covered include relations with UN agencies, payments to the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services (Interco) by its member agencies, observations on the 15th session of the Social Commission of the United Nations and the World Food Congress, the employment of Eugene Hevesi, and a Library of Congress exchange program.

Interco: General May-June 1963

File ORG.274: Interco: General 1963

Old Folder Number: 7

Correspondence, provisional agendas, summary of United Nations report, press clipping, list of JDC functional reports, text of resolution adopted by the United Nations Economic and Social Council, statement of expenses, drafts of minutes of meeting, and minutes of meeting. Topics covered include the advancement of women, exchange of publications with the Library of Congress, the 15th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, arrangements for meetings of the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services (Interco), developments at the UN and its agencies, and deaths of relatives of individuals involved in Interco.

Interco: General 1963

File ORG.275: Interco: General 1964

Old Folder Number: 7.1

Correspondence; texts of UN resolutions, declarations, and conventions; report; newspaper clipping; provisional agendas of meetings; note on conversation; minutes of a meeting of the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services (Interco); and list of member governments of the UN Economic and Social Council. Topics covered include Interco’s entry in the Yearbook of International Organizations; UN consideration of a statement on eliminating religious intolerance; a potential UN resolution on eliminating discrimination against women; a UN declaration on the elimination of racial discrimination; a campaign for world literacy; a world campaign against hunger, disease, and ignorance; other goings-on at the UN; arranging an Interco meeting; emigration from Cuba; and payments for an Interco exhibit at the International Conference of Social Work.

Interco: General 1964

File ORG.276: Interco: Intercommunications of the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: 6 and G-10.2

Internal bulletins of the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services (Interco) containing reports on the activities and situation of Interco and its member organizations. Related documents.

Interco: Intercommunications of the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services 1962-1964

File ORG.277: Interco: International Conference of Social Work 1957-1958, 1960, 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: O-940

Correspondence, bulletin, and text of suggested revision to the constitution of the International Conference of Social Work (ICSW). The file regards JDC participation in conferences and Charles Jordan’s comments on the proposed revision to the constitution.

Interco: International Conference of Social Work 1957-1958, 1960, 1962-1964

File ORG.278: Interco: International Conference of Social Work - Membership of Interco 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: 7

Correspondence, copy of constitution of the International Conference of Social Work (ICSW), reports, documents on the planning of meetings and conferences, minutes of meetings, and pamphlets. Topics covered include the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services’ joining of and membership in the ICSW, the planning of a booth and showing of films for a conference, and the activities of the ICSW.

Interco: International Conference of Social Work – Membership of Interco 1961-1964

File ORG.279: Interco: Legal Department File June-December 1964

Old Folder Number: 5

Correspondence, documents on UN resolutions and proceedings, minutes of meeting, brief description of the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services (Interco) and its member organizations, meeting agenda, and other documents. Topics covered include UN resolutions and discussions regarding racial discrimination and the fight against hunger, disease, and ignorance; payments; publicity; administrative matters; the organization of synagogue life; award of the Nansen Ring to Charles Jordan; and a discussion relating to the relationship with Ethiopian Jewry.

Interco: Legal Department File June-December 1964

File ORG.279.1: Interco: Membership in Conference of NGOs in Consultative Status with ECOSOC 1960, 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: 2

Correspondence and conference documents relating to the membership of the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services in the Conference of Non-Governmental Organisations in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and the activities of the conference.

Interco: Membership in Conference of NGOs in Consultative Status with ECOSOC 1960, 1962-1964

File ORG.280: Interco: Relations with Commission on Human Rights 1960-1964

Old Folder Number: 5

Correspondence, press release, reports, drafts of statements, memoranda, newspaper article, and text of resolution. The file concerns the relations of in the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services with the United Nations Commission on Human Rights and related UN bodies. Topics covered include the right to leave a country and to return to one’s country, a resolution on anti-Semitism, a seminar on the rights of the child, declarations on the elimination of racial and religious discrimination, the role of NGOs in human rights matters at the UN, and other matters.

Interco: Relations with Commission on Human Rights 1960-1964

File ORG.280.1: Interco: UN Human Rights Seminar on the Rights of the Child Warsaw, Poland 6-19 August 1963

Old Folder Number: G-33.5

Correspondence and information on seminar regarding the participation of an observer from the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services in title seminar.

Interco: UN Human Rights Seminar on the Rights of the Child Warsaw, Poland 6-19 August 1963

File ORG.281: Interco: World Health Organization 1958-1959, 1961-1963

Old Folder Number: M 14/b-1

Tab containing information submitted in support of the application of the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services (Interco) for official status with the World Health Organization (WHO) and documents regarding contacts between the JDC and other organizations regarding health matters. Tab on Interco’s application for status with the WHO and observances of World Health Day containing correspondence, financial table, list of NGOs, aide-memoire, press clipping, draft of press release, and supplementary statement by Interco on its application to the WHO. The file was originally kept by JDC’s Health Department.

Interco: World Health Organization 1958-1959, 1961-1963

File ORG.282: Interco: World Health Organization 1964

Old Folder Number: M 14/b-1.1

Correspondence, bulletin, press releases, provisional agenda, notes on the 17th general assembly of the WHO, and brochure. Topics covered include the achievement by the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services (Interco) of consultative status with the World Health Organization (WHO), attendance of Interco delegates at WHO meetings, and medical issues addressed in WHO press releases. The file was originally kept by JDC’s Health Department.

Interco: World Health Organization 1964

File ORG.283: Interco: World Health Organization and Food and Agriculture Organization 1962, 1964

Old Folder Number: M 14/b-2

Response to World Health Organization (WHO) questionnaire regarding the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services (Interco), reports and minutes of meetings from a WHO Eastern Mediterranean regional meeting, and correspondence and statement regarding Interco’s interest in consultative status with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

Interco: World Health Organization and Food and Agriculture Organization 1962, 1964

Series 11: Jewish Agency (JAFP/JAFI)

The Jewish Agency (JAFP/JAFI) series contains correspondence, reports, cables, and other documents. Topics covered by the files include financial arrangements and transactions between the Jewish Agency and JDC; cooperation and agreements between the Jewish Agency, JDC, and the United HIAS Service in helping refugees and migrants; cooperation between the Jewish Agency and the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services; and educational conferences. One file contains issues of a Jewish Agency publication, Digest on Germany and Austria, that deals with news from those countries relevant to Jews.

File ORG.284: Jewish Agency: Arrangements with JDC and Other Matters 1955-1957

Old Folder Number: G-25

Correspondence, list of staff of Israeli embassy in Paris, and memoranda on discussion. Topics covered include division of responsibility between JDC and the Jewish Agency with regard to the crises in Hungary and Egypt and a cancellation of a Jewish Agency meeting with representatives from European Jewish communities.

Jewish Agency: Arrangements with JDC and Other Matters 1955-1957

File ORG.285: Jewish Agency: Conferences 1956

Old Folder Number: O-1024

Cables and correspondence regarding invitation to participate in conference on the Israel situation after arms shipments to Arab countries. JDC declined the invitation as not strictly related to welfare.

Jewish Agency: Conferences 1956

File ORG.286: Jewish Agency: Conferences 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: O-1024 “A”

Correspondence regarding education seminars organized by the Jewish Agency and requests for JDC participation.

Jewish Agency: Conferences 1959-1960

File ORG.287: Jewish Agency: Coordinating Meetings Jewish Agency, UHS, JDC 1962

Old Folder Number: 23

Minutes of meetings on coordinating aid for people in Austria on their way to other destinations. Correspondence related to the meetings.

Jewish Agency: Coordinating Meetings Jewish Agency, UHS, JDC 1962

File ORG.288: Jewish Agency: Digest on Germany and Austria 1958-1961, 1963

Old Folder Number: O-1026

Publication of the Jewish Agency and the German and Austrian Claims Information Office regarding Jewish claims and problems pertaining to Germany and Austria.

Jewish Agency: Digest on Germany and Austria 1958-1961, 1963

File ORG.290: Jewish Agency: General 1957-1964

Old Folder Number: O-1020 A

Correspondence, reports, description of seminar program, invitation, and greeting card. Topics covered include financial transactions and agreements between the JDC and the Jewish Agency, the situation of Jewish education in Europe and the activities of the Jewish Agency’s educational department there, arranging a meeting time, and an educational seminar to be held by the Jewish Agency.

Jewish Agency: General 1957-1964

File ORG.291: Jewish Agency: General and Financial 1955-1956, 1959

Old Folder Number: O-1020

Correspondence relating to relations between the JDC and the Jewish Agency. Topics covered include a meeting, money transfers, transportation costs relating to emergency situations in North Africa, and aid for people on their way to Israel.

Jewish Agency: General and Financial 1955-1956, 1959

File ORG.292: Jewish Agency: Inter Agency Cooperation 1962

Old Folder Number: S – I/2/0

Letter and summary of decisions regarding cooperation on cases in France between JDC, the United Hias Service, the Jewish Agency, and COJASOR.

Jewish Agency: Inter Agency Cooperation 1962

File ORG.293: Jewish Agency: JDC Participation in Emigration from Moslem Countries 1957-1958

Old Folder Number: O-1022 “D”

Correspondence, cables, and copies of article. Topics covered include emigration figures, what to do regarding Jews trying to emigrate from Morocco, and medical examinations.

Jewish Agency: JDC Participation in Emigration from Moslem Countries 1957-1958

File ORG.294: Jewish Agency: Jewish Agency-AJDC Agreement Regarding Emigration 1957, 1959, 1961-1962

Old Folder Number: O-1021

Correspondence and summary of discussion. Topics covered include an agreement regarding emergency aid to Hungarian Jewish refugees and Jews in Egypt, potential meetings between staff of the Jewish Agency and the JDC, and a change of the location of Jewish Agency offices.

Jewish Agency: Jewish Agency-AJDC Agreement Regarding Emigration 1957, 1959, 1961-1962

File ORG.295: Jewish Agency: Legal Department File 1957-1958, 1961-1963

Old Folder Number: 524

Correspondence, statistics, and report summarizing a year of Jewish Agency Activities. Topics covered include the division of expenses between the Jewish Agency and the JDC related to payments to the French government regarding a claim for hospital care expenses, the legal status of the Jewish Agency, emigration from Egypt, and trends in aliyah and integration of immigrants. The file was originally kept by JDC’s legal department.

Jewish Agency: Legal Department File 1957-1958, 1961-1963

File ORG.296: Jewish Agency: Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services 1963-1964

Old Folder Number:

Correspondence, reports, proposed meetings and visits for Israel trip, and news bulletin. Topics covered include potential connections and cooperation between the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services and the Jewish Agency and other Israel-based organizations; a visit by Murray Sklar to Israel; and a planned meeting between the Standing Conference, the Jewish Agency, and the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds.

Jewish Agency: Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services 1963-1964

File ORG.297: Jewish Agency: Supplies and Purchases 1955-1956

Old Folder Number: O-1025

Correspondence regarding help rendered to the Jewish Agency by JDC in the purchase or acquisition of supplies, including medicine, food, and other supplies.

Jewish Agency: Supplies and Purchases 1955-1956

Series 12: Jewish Colonization Association (JCA/ICA)

The Jewish Colonization Association and JDC jointly funded loan kassas that operated in a number of countries around the world. Three of the files in this series contain correspondence between the JDC and the JCA regarding these loan kassas, particularly the loan kassas in North Africa. One file contains a list of documents that JDC sent copies of to the JCA.

File ORG.298: Jewish Colonization Association: Copy of Correspondence to ICA 1962

Old Folder Number: 34

List of documents and correspondence sent to the Jewish Colonization Association, presumably copies of documents received by JDC. The list includes letters, minutes of meetings, and reports regarding loan kassas.

Jewish Colonization Association: Copy of Correspondence to ICA 1962

File ORG.299: Jewish Colonization Association: Loan Kassa Correspondence 1962

Old Folder Number: 33

Correspondence regarding loan kassas around the world, with the greatest amount focusing on North Africa. The correspondence is primarily between Victor Girmounsky of the Jewish Colonization Association and Akiva Kohane of JDC’s Reconstruction Department.

Jewish Colonization Association: Loan Kassa Correspondence 1962

File ORG.300: Jewish Colonization Association: Loan Kassa Correspondence 1963

Old Folder Number: 39

Correspondence regarding loan kassas in North Africa and Australia. The correspondence is primarily between Victor Girmounsky of the Jewish Colonization Association and Akiva Kohane of JDC’s Reconstruction Department.

Jewish Colonization Association: Loan Kassa Correspondence 1963

File ORG.301: Jewish Colonization Association: Loan Kassa Correspondence 1964

Old Folder Number: 28

Correspondence regarding loan kassas in North Africa and France and the purchase of medical items for individuals in the Soviet Union. Press release regarding the JCA’s activities around the world. The correspondence is primarily between Victor Girmounsky of the Jewish Colonization Association and Akiva Kohane of JDC’s Reconstruction Department.

Jewish Colonization Association: Loan Kassa Correspondence 1964

Series 13: Jewish Federations

Most of the files in the Jewish Federations series relate to the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds (CJFWF), a grouping of North American Jewish community organizations. Others relate to the federations of individual cities. The files contain correspondence, summaries of assemblies of the CJFWF, other papers relating to assemblies of CJFWF, texts of addresses, reports, various publications of the CJFWF, and other documents. The correspondence regards matters such as visits by American Jewish federation leaders to Europe or European Jewish community leaders to America in order to teach American fundraising and community organization techniques to Europeans; visits by federation leaders to Europe, Israel, and North Africa to see the activities of JDC and other organizations funded by North American federations; provision of literature for the use of European Jewish communities or JDC employees working with them; visits by JDC employees to meetings of the CJFWF or to local federations for the purposes of sharing information and fundraising; and requests to JDC for information for the use of American federations. Publications, reports, and texts of speeches discuss or describe the organization and leadership of federations, fundraising, and the situation of overseas programs dependent on federation money.

File ORG.302: Jewish Federations: Combined Jewish Appeal - Jewish Welfare Fund from Chicago 1958-1963

Old Folder Number: O-1080

Correspondence regarding arrangements for visiting missions of the Combined Jewish Appeal, individual visitors from Chicago, a visit to Chicago, a potential speaker, and a request for the submission of an article.

Jewish Federations: Combined Jewish Appeal – Jewish Welfare Fund from Chicago 1958-1963

File ORG.303: Jewish Federations: Combined Jewish Appeal of Boston 1959, 1961

Old Folder Number: O-1550

Correspondence regarding fundraising in Boston, a visit to Tangiers, and the population and number of Jewish communities in Poland.

Jewish Federations: Combined Jewish Appeal of Boston 1959, 1961

File ORG.304: Jewish Federations: Community Organization in Small Cities 1961

Old Folder Number: 49

Resource manual for community leaders created by the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds.

Jewish Federations: Community Organization in Small Cities 1961

File ORG.305: Jewish Federations: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds 1955-1957

Old Folder Number: O-420

Correspondence, summary of CJFWF general assembly, lists of community leaders, and text of speech. Topics covered include visits by people affiliated with the CJFWF, what institution should receive money from a bequest, invitations of European Jewish leaders to a CJFWF conference, examples of fundraising material, and developments in Jewish communal life in Europe.

Jewish Federations: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds 1955-1957

File ORG.306: Jewish Federations: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds 1958-1962

Old Folder Number: O-420 A

Correspondence, reports, resolutions, list of publications, list of mission participants, summary of assembly sessions, and copy of address. Topics covered include sending of literature created by the CJFWF, visits by people associated with the CJFWF, visits arranged by CJFWF to show the functioning of federations, response to a release by the American Council for Judaism, attempts to find a European guest speaker for CFJWF general assembly, and summaries of CFJWF meetings.

Jewish Federations: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds 1958-1962

File ORG.307: Jewish Federations: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: O-420 A.1

Correspondence, digest, campaign evaluation materials, campaign progress report, pamphlet, summaries of meetings, symposium papers, text of resolutions, calendar of conferences, and booklets. Topics covered include an invitation for Charles Jordan to speak, the awarding of the Shroder Memorial Award to the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services and JDC, request for a statement for a CJFWF symposium, and the contents of CJFWF meetings.

Jewish Federations: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds 1962-1964

File ORG.308: Jewish Federations: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: O-420 B

Correspondence, itinerary, list of delegation members, text of presentations, publications, texts of resolutions, and report on public assistance in Israel. Topics include overseas visits of CJFWF delegations, leadership development, construction of old age homes, and the situation and activities of Jewish federations and communities.

Jewish Federations: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds 1963-1964

File ORG.309: Jewish Federations: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds - 31st General Assembly 1962

Old Folder Number: G-50.1

Booklet containing text of addresses on overseas aid by Charles Jordan and Dr. Isador Lubin. The addresses were delivered to the 31st General Assembly of the CJFWF.

Jewish Federations: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds – 31st General Assembly 1962

File ORG.310: Jewish Federations: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds - Budget Department File 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: 11

Correspondence, financial tables, and reports. Topics covered include requests for information regarding and reports on comparative expenditures of JDC and local communities in several countries, budget projections, grants to the elderly in Israel, the psychiatric trust fund in Israel, tax status of overseas agencies, and a visit by a mission of the Council of Jewish Federation and Welfare Funds (CJFWF). The materials in the file were mostly created in response to requests for information from the CJFWF. The file was originally kept by JDC’s budget department.

Jewish Federations: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds – Budget Department File 1963-1964

File ORG.311: Jewish Federations: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds - Lay and Professional Leadership Relationships 1959-1962, 1964

Old Folder Number: 11

Papers and workshop outlines regarding community organization leadership roles. These materials were distributed by the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds. Chapter of book describing the nature of Jewish communities in America.

Jewish Federations: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds – Lay and Professional Leadership Relationships 1959-1962, 1964

File ORG.312: Jewish Federations: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds - Publications 1957-1960

Old Folder Number: O-420 A

Assembly papers on community and social subjects, survey report on Jewish cultural services in America, and indices listing CJFWF publications.

Jewish Federations: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds – Publications 1957-1960

File ORG.313: Jewish Federations: Directory of Jewish Federations, Welfare Funds and Community Councils 1961

Old Folder Number: G-50

Directory of Jewish community organizations published by the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds.

Jewish Federations: Directory of Jewish Federations, Welfare Funds and Community Councils 1961

File ORG.314: Jewish Federations: Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia 1959, 1963

Old Folder Number: O-590

Letter and cable regarding a potential contributor and JDC’s need for immediate cash to deal with crises.

Jewish Federations: Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia 1959, 1963

File ORG.315: Jewish Federations: Federation of Jewish Charities of Atlantic City 1961-1962

Old Folder Number: O-1510

Correspondence regarding fundraising and a potential volunteer.

Jewish Federations: Federation of Jewish Charities of Atlantic City 1961-1962

File ORG.316: Jewish Federations: Henry Wineman Fellowship Correspondence 1958-1959, 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: 6

Correspondence, description of fellowship purpose and terms, press release, blank application form, and news excerpt. Topics covered include the creation of the Wineman Fellowship of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds for training of community organization executives, JDC’s role in finding and recommending applicants, and potential fellows.

Jewish Federations: Henry Wineman Fellowship Correspondence 1958-1959, 1961-1964

File ORG.317: Jewish Federations: Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland 1957-1964

Old Folder Number: O-570a

Correspondence. Topics covered include trips by Henry L. Zucker to help European communities with fundraising, community organization, a donation of medicines, fundraising in Cleveland, a request for earth from a concentration camp for use in a memorial, the development of the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services, missing enclosures, and other matters.

Jewish Federations: Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland 1957-1964

File ORG.318: Jewish Federations: Jewish Federation-Council of Greater LA 1961-1962, 1964

Old Folder Number: O-1590

Correspondence regarding fundraising effects of a visit by Charles Jordan, a fundraising scheme to stay in touch with movie industry people in Europe, and contact with a student.

Jewish Federations: Jewish Federation-Council of Greater LA 1961-1962, 1964

File ORG.319: Jewish Federations: National Conference of Jewish Communal Service 1957-1958, 1960, 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: O-980

Text of addresses, correspondence, minutes of meeting, meeting program, and newsletter. The correspondence regards Louis Kraft’s attendance at the conference in 1958 and the content of his address, and planning for an International Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. The addresses concern the reconstruction of European Jewish communities and the history and situation of American Jewish federations.

Jewish Federations: National Conference of Jewish Communal Service 1957-1958, 1960, 1962-1964

File ORG.319.1: Jewish Federations: Reports on Israel by Meyer Bass 1960, 1964

Old Folder Number: 38

The file contains the following reports by Meyer Bass: Community Planning: Israeli Style; National Association of Jewish Center Workers International Projects Committee Report on Recommendations; and Social Service in Israel – a Three Month Fellowship Report. Meyer Bass served as the executive director of the Jewish community center of Milwaukee and chairman of the International Projects Committee of the National Association of Jewish Center Workers.

Jewish Federations: Reports on Israel by Meyer Bass 1960, 1964

Series 15: Jewish Restitution Successor Organization (JRSO)

The Jewish Restitution Successor Organization handled matters involving restitution of property and indemnification from Germany. The files in this series include audits of the JRSO and related correspondence, other correspondence related to the finances and distribution of funds of the JRSO, a report on the activities of the JRSO in 1957-1959, and lists of securities received by the JRSO.

File ORG.388: Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: Accounting Correspondence 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: 2

Correspondence regarding transfers of money from the Jewish Restitution Successor Organization to JDC.

Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: Accounting Correspondence 1961-1964

File ORG.389: Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: Audit Correspondence 1959-1964

Old Folder Number:

Correspondence relating to audits of the Jewish Restitution Successor Organization by Loeb and Troper, including matters such as scheduling for auditors, problems encountered in audits, and record-keeping practices.

Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: Audit Correspondence 1959-1964

File ORG.390: Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: Audit Reports for 1955-1961

Old Folder Number: 29

Loeb and Troper audit reports on the Jewish Restitution Successor Organization.

Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: Audit Reports for 1955-1961

File ORG.391: Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: Audit Reports for 1962-1963

Old Folder Number: 30

Loeb and Troper audit reports on the Jewish Restitution Successor Organization.

Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: Audit Reports for 1962-1963

File ORG.391.1: Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: Budget and Finance 1955-1958

Old Folder Number: 9

Financial statements and correspondence regarding the finances of the Jewish Restitutions Successor Organization and its financial dealing with other organizations, including JDC.

Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: Budget and Finance 1955-1958

File ORG.391.2: Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: Budget and Finance 1957, 1959-1960
File ORG.391.3: Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: Claims Against the Reich 1955-1960, 1966

Old Folder Number: 1

Correspondence, notes, and text of agreement regarding restitution and indemnification legislation, a global settlement of some claims, and the division of proceeds of the settlement amongst successor organizations.

Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: Claims Against the Reich 1955-1960, 1966

File ORG.391.4: Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: Distribution of Reichs Claims Settlement among Successor Organizations 1955-1958

Old Folder Number: 3

Correspondence and drafts of guaranty regarding the division of proceeds from settlement of claims against the Reich amongst successor organizations.

Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: Distribution of Reichs Claims Settlement among Successor Organizations 1955-1958

File ORG.391.5: Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: General 1955-1958

Old Folder Number: 12

Correspondence and text of agreement regarding restitution settlements, legal issues, and relations among organizations and communities receiving restitution money.

Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: General 1955-1958

File ORG.391.6: Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: General 1959-1964

Old Folder Number: 12

Correspondence, statistical and financial tables, text of agreement, audit reports, and minutes of reading. Topics covered include indemnification and restitution and relations between the organizations involved in restitution matters.

Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: General 1959-1964

File ORG.392: Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: Howard, Howes and Co. Correspondence 1957, 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: 3

Correspondence regarding the sending of audit reports and certificates by Loeb and Troper to Howard, Howes & Co. in relation to the Jewish Restitution Successor Organization and the Jewish Trust Corporation.

Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: Howard, Howes and Co. Correspondence 1957, 1961-1964

File ORG.393: Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: JRSO/JTC 12.8 Million DM Question 1958-1959

Old Folder Number: 14

Correspondence, copy of agreement, and other documents. The material regards interactions amongst Jewish organizations and German states about restitution and the settlement of claims, and who owes how much to whom and why.

Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: JRSO/JTC 12.8 Million DM Question 1958-1959

File ORG.393.1: Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: Minutes of Meetings 1955-1956, 1958
File ORG.394: Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: Report on November 1957-October 1959

Old Folder Number: 28

Report on the Jewish Restitution Successor Organization (JRSO), including the sources and distribution of its funds. Annexes to report include financial statements and audit reports.

Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: Report on November 1957-October 1959

File ORG.394.1: Jewish Restitution Successor Orgnaization: Lists of Non-Valeurs Securities 1961

Old Folder Number:

Two lists of “non-valeurs” securities received by the Jewish Restitution Successor Organization in connection with the ministerial-accounts-settlement and covering letter.

Jewish Restitution Successor Orgnaization: Lists of Non-Valeurs Securities 1961

File ORG.394.2: Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: Trust Funds and Settlement Southern Germany 1960-1964

Old Folder Number: None

Correspondence, minutes of meetings, and texts of statutes and agreements. Topics covered include negotiations regarding restitution and indemnification payments.

Jewish Restitution Successor Organization: Trust Funds and Settlement Southern Germany 1960-1964

Series 16: Jewish Trust Corporation (JTC)

The Jewish Trust Corporation (JTC) series contains correspondence, minutes of meetings of the administrative council of the French Branch of the JTC, audited financial statements, reports, financial tables, and other documents. The Jewish Trust Corporation for Germany, the French Branch of the JTC, and the Jewish Restitution Successor Organization all acted in parallel capacities in dealing with restitution and indemnification matters in the areas corresponding to the Allied occupation of Germany in the British, American and French Zones. Most of the files in this series relate to the French Branch of the JTC, which, although technically part of the JTC, actually acted as a separate organization with its own administration. The files document discussions on the obtention of restitution and indemnification funds, the division of the funds amongst the successor organizations, and the distribution of funds to victims of Nazism and organizations which benefitted such victims. Two files contain certified statements and correspondence regarding the purchase of supplies for Malben with JTC funds. One file relates to the Nazi Victims Relief Trust, which was established by the British government to benefit victims of Nazism using German enemy property.

File ORG.394.3: Jewish Trust Corporation 1955-1956

Old Folder Number: 8

Correspondence, notes, and balance sheets and accounts report. The file contains Jerome Jacobson’s correspondence with and about the Jewish Trust Corporation, mostly regarding agreements and relationships between Jewish organizations dealing with restitution funds.

Jewish Trust Corporation 1955-1956

File ORG.394.4: Jewish Trust Corporation 1957-1961

Old Folder Number: 9

Correspondence, draft of agreement, introduction to history of the Jewish Trust Corporation, and tribute to Sir Henry d’Avigdor Goldsmid. The file contains Jerome Jacobson’s correspondence with and about the Jewish Trust Corporation primarily regarding relationships between Jewish organizations receiving restitution funds.

Jewish Trust Corporation 1957-1961

File ORG.394.5: Jewish Trust Corporation 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: 8

Correspondence and drafts of remarks regarding the work of the Jewish Trust Corporation and JDC’s relationship with it.

Jewish Trust Corporation 1962-1964

File ORG.394.6: Jewish Trust Corporation: Annual Report 1955-1956

Old Folder Number: 13

Sixth annual report of the Jewish Trust Corporation for Germany Ltd.

Jewish Trust Corporation: Annual Report 1955-1956

File ORG.394.7: Jewish Trust Corporation: British Zone 1955-1956

Old Folder Number: C-48.004.1

Correspondence, reports, agendas, minutes of meetings, and text of agreement regarding activities of the Jewish Trust Corporation and distribution of funds.

Jewish Trust Corporation: British Zone 1955-1956

File ORG.394.8: Jewish Trust Corporation: Charles Jordan File 1959

Old Folder Number: G-23

Correspondence regarding miscommunications within JDC about matters relating to the Jewish Trust Corporation.

Jewish Trust Corporation: Charles Jordan File 1959

File ORG.395: Jewish Trust Corporation: French Branch 1955-1956

Old Folder Number: C-49.011 “B”

Correspondence, cables, minutes of meetings, financial tables, meeting agendas, and report. Topics covered include the use and distribution of funds by the French Branch of the Jewish Trust Corporation, and funds received by the French Branch.

Jewish Trust Corporation: French Branch 1955-1956

File ORG.396: Jewish Trust Corporation: French Branch - Balance Sheet and Accounts 1963

Old Folder Number: 6

Balance sheet and income and expenditure account with statement of auditors.

Jewish Trust Corporation: French Branch – Balance Sheet and Accounts 1963

File ORG.397: Jewish Trust Corporation: French Zone Branch 1955

Old Folder Number: 7

Correspondence, financial tables, meeting agendas, minutes of meetings, statistics on spoliation cases, and balance sheet and statement of accounts. Topics covered include meeting dates, distribution and use of funds by the French Branch of the Jewish Trust Corporation, laws and agreements relating to restitution, and division of funds among the successor organizations.

Jewish Trust Corporation: French Zone Branch 1955

File ORG.398: Jewish Trust Corporation: French Zone Branch 1956

Old Folder Number: 5

Correspondence, financial tables, meeting agendas, notes, minutes of meetings, and reports. Topics covered include Charles Jordan taking Moe Beckelman’s place on the administrative council of the French Branch of the Jewish Trust Corporation, the use of funds, restitution and indemnification, and distribution of funds among the successor organizations.

Jewish Trust Corporation: French Zone Branch 1956

File ORG.399: Jewish Trust Corporation: French Zone Branch 1957-1959

Old Folder Number: 5

Correspondence, meeting agendas, financial tables, report, minutes of meeting, audits, and draft of statement. Topics covered include the distribution of funds among successor organizations, uses of funds by the French Branch of the Jewish Trust Corporation for Germany, and accounting.

Jewish Trust Corporation: French Zone Branch 1957-1959

File ORG.400: Jewish Trust Corporation: French Zone Branch 1960-1964

Old Folder Number: 4

Correspondence, financial tables, reports, minutes of meetings, and audit reports. Topics covered include the use of the funds, accounting, the replacement of Jerome J. Jacobson in his role with the French Branch of the Jewish Trust Corporation by Daniel Lack, and the signing of checks.

Jewish Trust Corporation: French Zone Branch 1960-1964

File ORG.400.1: Jewish Trust Corporation: Guaranty Letter for Reichs Claims Settlement 1955-1957

Old Folder Number: 7

Correspondence and drafts of guaranty letter relating to a guaranty by JDC and the Jewish Agency of payments from the Jewish Restitution Successor Organization to the Jewish Trust Corporation.

Jewish Trust Corporation: Guaranty Letter for Reichs Claims Settlement 1955-1957

File ORG.401: Jewish Trust Corporation: Malben Correspondence 1955-1964

Old Folder Number: 2

Certified statements regarding the purchase of supplies for Malben and contributions to the JDC from from the Jewish Trust Corporation for those expenses. Related notes and correspondence.

Jewish Trust Corporation: Malben Correspondence 1955-1964

File ORG.402: Jewish Trust Corporation: Malben Supplies Audit 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: 4

Certified statements regarding the purchase of supplies for Malben and contributions to the JDC from from the Jewish Trust Corporation for those expenses. Related correspondence.

Jewish Trust Corporation: Malben Supplies Audit 1961-1964

File ORG.402.1: Jewish Trust Corporation: Meineckestrasse 10 1958

Old Folder Number: 9

Correspondence regarding the use of proceeds from the sale of title property.

Jewish Trust Corporation: Meineckestrasse 10 1958

File ORG.404: Jewish Trust Corporation: Nazi Victims Relief Trust 1956-1958, 1961

Old Folder Number: 396

Correspondence and notes regarding a fund set up by the Board of Trade to use Germany enemy property to help victims of Nazi actions, including applications for funds for Malben and ORT and discussion of what percentage should go to Jewish and non-Jewish victims.

Jewish Trust Corporation: Nazi Victims Relief Trust 1956-1958, 1961

File ORG.404.1: Jewish Trust Corporation: Proceeds 1959-1964

Old Folder Number: 9

Correspondence, signed agreements, and drafts of agreements and trust deed regarding proceeds of the Jewish Trust Corporation to be administered by JDC and related financial matters.

Jewish Trust Corporation: Proceeds 1959-1964

Series 17: National Jewish Welfare Board (JWB)

The National Jewish Welfare Board (JWB) included the National Association of Jewish Community Centers and services for Jews in U.S. armed forces. One file in the series contains correspondence and documents about connections between the JWB and European community centers and other matters relating to the JWB. Other files contain proceedings of seminars of Jewish community center directors regarding various aspects of the administration and direction of community centers, manuals for community center administration and for board members, and a booklet on the function of the Jewish community center.

File ORG.405: National Jewish Welfare Board: Administrative and Office System for Jewish Centers

Old Folder Number: 80

Booklet containing written material and sample forms on administrative and office set-up.

National Jewish Welfare Board: Administrative and Office System for Jewish Centers

File ORG.405.1: National Jewish Welfare Board: Assistance to American Jewish Soldiers 1957-1958

Old Folder Number: 127

Correspondence and sample form for register of lawyers regarding assistance, including legal services, for American Jewish soldiers.

National Jewish Welfare Board: Assistance to American Jewish Soldiers 1957-1958

File ORG.406: National Jewish Welfare Board: General 1955-1957, 1959-1961, 1964

Old Folder Number: O-1120

Correspondence, paper on day camps, tour itinerary, and “Link” newsletter on Jewish community centers around the world. Topics covered include a conference regarding integration of American Jewish soldiers and the German Jewish community, a request for a government grant to send a Jewish community center specialist to Europe, information of use for the planning of community center construction, a visit by Sanford Solender, executive vice-president of the JWB, to European Jewish community centers, and other matters.

National Jewish Welfare Board: General 1955-1957, 1959-1961, 1964

File ORG.407: National Jewish Welfare Board: Jewish Community Center Self-Study Manual 1953
File ORG.408: National Jewish Welfare Board: Manual for Board Members - A Guide to Service 1957

Old Folder Number: 1

Manual to help members of boards of directors of Jewish community centers.

National Jewish Welfare Board: Manual for Board Members – A Guide to Service 1957

File ORG.409: National Jewish Welfare Board: Seminar Proceedings - Enlarging Center Services 1955

Old Folder Number: 81

Proceedings of seminar of executives of intermediate centers held in New York.

National Jewish Welfare Board: Seminar Proceedings – Enlarging Center Services 1955

File ORG.410: National Jewish Welfare Board: Seminar Proceedings - Improving Center Administrative Practices 1956

Old Folder Number: 82

Proceedings of seminar of executives of intermediate cities held in New York.

National Jewish Welfare Board: Seminar Proceedings – Improving Center Administrative Practices 1956

File ORG.411: National Jewish Welfare Board: Seminar Proceedings - Improving Center Budgeting and Financing 1959

Old Folder Number: 85

Proceedings of seminar of executives of intermediate cities held in Pittsburgh.

National Jewish Welfare Board: Seminar Proceedings – Improving Center Budgeting and Financing 1959

File ORG.412: National Jewish Welfare Board: Seminar Proceedings - Increasing Center Executive Effectiveness 1957

Old Folder Number: 83

Proceedings of intermediate cities center executive seminar held in New York.

National Jewish Welfare Board: Seminar Proceedings – Increasing Center Executive Effectiveness 1957

File ORG.413: National Jewish Welfare Board: Seminar Proceedings - The Executive's Role in Increasing Board Effectiveness 1958

Old Folder Number: 84

Proceedings of intermediate cities center executive seminar held in Washington, D.C..

National Jewish Welfare Board: Seminar Proceedings – The Executive’s Role in Increasing Board Effectiveness 1958

File ORG.414: National Jewish Welfare Board: The Unique Function of the Jewish Community Center 1955
File ORG.415: National Jewish Welfare Board: Value Orientation - A Challenge to the Jewish Community Center 1960

Old Folder Number: 34

Summary of an institute that focused on how to think about and act according to values in the context of Jewish community centers.

National Jewish Welfare Board: Value Orientation – A Challenge to the Jewish Community Center 1960

Series 18: North African Rehabilitation Project (NARP)/Caisse Israelite de Demarrage Economique (CIDE)/Caisse Israelite de Relevement Economique (CIRE)

The North African Rehabilitation Project (NARP) was an organization through which JDC and the Jewish Colonization Association funded loan kassas in North Africa. The loan kassas that were funded by NARP include separate kassas sharing the name Caisse Israelite de Relevement Economique (CIRE) in Casablanca, Fes, Rabat, and Tunis; and Caisse de Relevement de l’Artisanat Israelite (CRAI) in Marrakech. The Caisse Israelite de Demarrage Economique (CIDE) was a loan kassa in Paris that, among other things, provided housing loans for arriving North African Jews. There was cooperation between CIRE Tunis and CIDE Paris for mutual collections of debt owed in one location by individuals who had moved to the other location. Twelve files contain audit reports on one or several of these organizations. Other files contain correspondence and other documents relating to reporting, finances, eligibility, and other matters pertaining to loan kassas and their administration.

Three restricted files regard personnel matters of the NARP inspector. Please see our Access & Restrictions Policy.

File ORG.416: NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIDE - Paris Loan Kassa 1962

Old Folder Number: 15

Correspondence, list of officers and administrators, sample forms, report, and pamphlet. Topics covered include reporting by by the Caisse Israélite de Démarrage Économique (CIDE), payments to CIDE by JDC and repayments, losses on loans, public relations, and other matters.

NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIDE – Paris Loan Kassa 1962

File ORG.417: NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIDE - Paris Loan Kassa 1963

Old Folder Number: 47

Correspondence regarding reporting by the Caisse Israélite de Démarrage Économique (CIDE), eligibility standards for housing loans, losses on loans, mutual collections of debt by CIDE in Paris and Caisse Israelite de Relevement Economique (CIRE) in Tunis, and other matters.

NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIDE – Paris Loan Kassa 1963

File ORG.418: NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIDE Paris - Loeb and Troper Audit Report for 1957

Old Folder Number: 11

Loeb and Troper audit report on the Caisse Israelite de Demarrage Economique (CIDE).

NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIDE Paris – Loeb and Troper Audit Report for 1957

File ORG.419: NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIDE Paris - Audit Reports for 1962 and 1963

Old Folder Number: 10

Loeb and Troper audit reports on the Caisse Israelite de Demarrage Economique (CIDE).

NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIDE Paris – Audit Reports for 1962 and 1963

File ORG.420: NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIRE Tunis - Loeb and Troper Audit Report for 1955

Old Folder Number: 44

Loeb and Troper audit report on the Caisse Israelite de Relevement Economique (CIRE) Tunis.

NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIRE Tunis – Loeb and Troper Audit Report for 1955

File ORG.421: NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIRE Casablanca, Fes, Tunis - Loeb and Troper Audit Reports for 1956

Old Folder Number: 45

Loeb and Troper audit reports on the following loan kassas affiliated with the North African Rehabilitation Project: Caisse Israelite de Relevement Economique (CIRE) Casablanca, CIRE Fes, and CIRE Tunis.

NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIRE Casablanca, Fes, Tunis – Loeb and Troper Audit Reports for 1956

File ORG.422: NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIRE Casablanca, Fes, Rabat, Tunis, CRAI Marrakech - Loeb and Troper Audit Reports for 1957

Old Folder Number: 46

Loeb and Troper audit reports on the following loan kassas affiliated with the North African Rehabilitation Project: Caisse Israelite de Relevement Economique (CIRE) Casablanca, CIRE Fes, CIRE Rabat, CIRE Tunis, and Caisse de Relevement de l’Artisanat Israelite (CRAI) Marrakech. Correspondence relating to the audit reports.

NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIRE Casablanca, Fes, Rabat, Tunis, CRAI Marrakech – Loeb and Troper Audit Reports for 1957

File ORG.423: NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIRE Casablanca, Fes, Rabat, Tunis, CRAI Marrakech - Loeb and Troper Audit Reports for 1958

Old Folder Number: 47

Loeb and Troper audit reports on the following loan kassas affiliated with the North African Rehabilitation Project: Caisse Israelite de Relevement Economique (CIRE) Casablanca, CIRE Fes, CIRE Rabat, CIRE Tunis, and Caisse de Relevement de l’Artisanat Israelite (CRAI) Marrakech. Correspondence relating to the audit reports.

NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIRE Casablanca, Fes, Rabat, Tunis, CRAI Marrakech – Loeb and Troper Audit Reports for 1958

File ORG.424: NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIRE Casablanca, Fes, Rabat, Tunis, CRAI Marrakech - Loeb and Troper Audit Reports for 1959

Old Folder Number: 48

Loeb and Troper audit reports on the following loan kassas affiliated with the North African Rehabilitation Project: Caisse Israelite de Relevement Economique (CIRE) Casablanca, CIRE Fes, CIRE Rabat, CIRE Tunis, and Caisse de Relevement de l’Artisanat Israelite (CRAI) Marrakech. Correspondence relating to the audit reports.

NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIRE Casablanca, Fes, Rabat, Tunis, CRAI Marrakech – Loeb and Troper Audit Reports for 1959

File ORG.425: NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIRE Casablanca, Fes, Rabat, Tunis, CRAI Marrakech - Loeb and Troper Audit Reports for 1960

Old Folder Number: 49

Loeb and Troper audit reports on the following loan kassas affiliated with the North African Rehabilitation Project: Caisse Israelite de Relevement Economique (CIRE) Casablanca, CIRE Fes, CIRE Rabat, CIRE Tunis, and Caisse de Relevement de l’Artisanat Israelite (CRAI) Marrakech. Correspondence relating to the audit reports.

NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIRE Casablanca, Fes, Rabat, Tunis, CRAI Marrakech – Loeb and Troper Audit Reports for 1960

File ORG.426: NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIRE Casablanca, Tunis, Fes, Rabat, CRAI Marrakech - Loeb and Troper Audit Reports for 1961

Old Folder Number: 50

Loeb and Troper audit reports on the following loan kassas affiliated with the North African Rehabilitation Project: Caisse Israelite de Relevement Economique (CIRE) Tunis, CIRE Casablanca, CIRE Fes, CIRE Rabat, and Caisse de Relevement de l’Artisanat Israelite (CRAI) Marrakech.

NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIRE Casablanca, Tunis, Fes, Rabat, CRAI Marrakech – Loeb and Troper Audit Reports for 1961

File ORG.427: NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIRE Tunis, Casablanca, Fes, Rabat, CRAI Marrakech - Audit Reports for 1962

Old Folder Number: 51

Loeb and Troper audit reports on the following loan kassas affiliated with the North African Rehabilitation Project: Caisse Israelite de Relevement Economique (CIRE) Tunis, CIRE Casablanca, CIRE Fes, CIRE Rabat, and Caisse de Relevement de l’Artisanat Israelite (CRAI) Marrakech.

NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIRE Tunis, Casablanca, Fes, Rabat, CRAI Marrakech – Audit Reports for 1962

File ORG.428: NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIRE Tunis, Casablanca, Fes, Rabat, CRAI Marrakech - Audit Reports for 1963

Old Folder Number: 52

Loeb and Troper audit reports on the following loan kassas affiliated with the North African Rehabilitation Project: Caisse Israelite de Relevement Economique (CIRE) Tunis, CIRE Casablanca, CIRE Fes, CIRE Rabat, and Caisse de Relevement de l’Artisanat Israelite (CRAI) Marrakech.

NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIRE Tunis, Casablanca, Fes, Rabat, CRAI Marrakech – Audit Reports for 1963

File ORG.429: NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIRE Tunis, Casablanca, Fes, Rabat, CRAI Marrakech - Audit Reports for 1964

Old Folder Number: 53

Loeb and Troper audit reports on the following loan kassas affiliated with the North African Rehabilitation Project: Caisse Israelite de Relevement Economique (CIRE) Tunis, CIRE Casablanca, CIRE Fes, CIRE Rabat, and Caisse de Relevement de l’Artisanat Israelite (CRAI) Marrakech.

NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIRE Tunis, Casablanca, Fes, Rabat, CRAI Marrakech – Audit Reports for 1964

File ORG.430: NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIRE Tunis Statutes - Old and New 1958, 1963

Old Folder Number: 7

Copies of statutes of the Caisse Israelite de Relevement Economique (CIRE) in Tunis as of 1958 and 1963 and copy of agreement between CIRE Tunis on the one side and JDC and the Jewish Colonization Association on the other dating from 1953.

NARP/CIDE/CIRE: CIRE Tunis Statutes – Old and New 1958, 1963

File ORG.430.1: NARP/CIDE/CIRE: Loeb and Troper 1963

Old Folder Number: 44

Correspondence regarding the distribution of audit reports on loan kassas for 1962.

NARP/CIDE/CIRE: Loeb and Troper 1963

File ORG.430.2: NARP/CIDE/CIRE: Loeb and Troper 1964

Old Folder Number: 23

Correspondence and financial documents regarding distribution of audit reports on NARP loan kassas and follow up to points noted by the auditor.

NARP/CIDE/CIRE: Loeb and Troper 1964

File ORG.434: NARP/CIDE/CIRE: NARP Budget 1962

Old Folder Number: 29

Budget proposals and reports on the expenditures and refunds for each quarter of 1962.

NARP/CIDE/CIRE: NARP Budget 1962

File ORG.435: NARP/CIDE/CIRE: NARP Budget 1963

Old Folder Number: 43

Statements of expenditures and refunds relating to the North African Rehabilitation Project and related correspondence.

NARP/CIDE/CIRE: NARP Budget 1963

File ORG.436: NARP/CIDE/CIRE: NARP Financial - Loeb and Troper 1962

Old Folder Number: 30

Correspondence regarding payment for audits, distribution of audit reports, and comments on audits regarding the following loan kassas affiliated with the North African Rehabilitation Program: Caisse Israelite de Relevement Economique (CIRE) Casablanca, CIRE Fes, CIRE Rabat, CIRE Tunis, and Caisse de Relevement de l’Artisanat Israelite (CRAI) Marrakech.

NARP/CIDE/CIRE: NARP Financial – Loeb and Troper 1962

File ORG.437: NARP/CIDE/CIRE: NARP Inspector 1962

Old Folder Number: 31

Correspondence regarding loan kassas affiliated with the North African Rehabilitation Project (NARP) and administrative matters relating to NARP.

NARP/CIDE/CIRE: NARP Inspector 1962

File ORG.438: NARP/CIDE/CIRE: NARP Inspector 1963

Old Folder Number: 38

Correspondence regarding loan kassas affiliated with the North African Rehabilitation Project (NARP) and administrative matters relating to NARP.

NARP/CIDE/CIRE: NARP Inspector 1963

Series 19: ORT

The ORT series contains budgetary and financial tables, correspondence, ORT publications, reports, programs of meetings, press releases, and other documents. ORT, founded in 1880, runs an international network of vocational schools and training programs, primarily for Jewish communities. Many of the files cover ORT’s budget, agreements between JDC and ORT regarding JDC’s funding of ORT and ORT refraining from fundraising, and payments of allocations to ORT. Some details of changes in programs and conditions in various countries are addressed in correspondence related to budget and finances. One dramatic change affecting the ORT program in these years was the mass emigration of Algerian Jews to France, which quickly increased the need for ORT classes and schools in France. Other matters addressed in the files include a survey of safety in ORT schools, arrangements for ORT to receive machinery through the Agency for International Development, participation by JDC staff in ORT conventions, training provided to refugees with funding from the United States Escapee Program, and condolences after the death of important individuals associated with ORT.

File ORG.439: ORT: Activities-Meetings 1955-1957

Old Folder Number: O-21 “A”

Correspondence, cables, minutes of meetings, notes, ORT publications, death notice, and invitation. Topics covered include budget negotiations, ORT activities, an ORT congress, deaths of individuals associated with ORT, including Aron Syngalowski, a proposed safety survey, and various other matters.

ORT: Activities-Meetings 1955-1957

File ORG.440: ORT: Activities-Meetings 1958-1964

Old Folder Number: O-21 B

Correspondence, news digest, file memoranda, report, and programs of convention and congress. Topics covered include Jewish education in ORT schools, a health and safety survey of ORT schools, the status of ORT properties in Israel, the ORT budget, expenditures related to the Agadir earthquake, ORT’s 80th anniversary congress, the participation of Akiva Kohane and Charles Jordan in conventions of Women’s American ORT, fundraising, an appeal of the Rabbinical Council of America for money to found Jewish schools in France, and other matters.

ORT: Activities-Meetings 1958-1964

File ORG.441: ORT: Agreement 1958 - Spare Copies

Old Folder Number: 45

Copy of letters extending agreement between JDC and ORT and notes on text of cover letter and budget figures.

ORT: Agreement 1958 – Spare Copies

File ORG.442: ORT: Agreements ORT-AJDC 1955-1958

Old Folder Number: O-22

Signed agreement for 1955, addendum to agreement, copies of agreements and budget schedules for subsequent years, and correspondence regarding agreements between ORT and JDC.

ORT: Agreements ORT-AJDC 1955-1958

File ORG.442.1: ORT: Agreements ORT-JDC 1955-1964

Old Folder Number: 128

Copies of AJDC/ORT agreements and related documents.

ORT: Agreements ORT-JDC 1955-1964

File ORG.443: ORT: Agreements ORT-JDC 1959-1964

Old Folder Number: O-22 A

Correspondence, budget and financial tables, news clipping, press release, and file memorandum. The file relates to JDC/ORT agreements about JDC subventions to ORT.

ORT: Agreements ORT-JDC 1959-1964

File ORG.444: ORT: American ORT Federation - AID Excess Property 607 Program PIO/C 899-99-899-5-30001 1963

Old Folder Number: O-27

Documents, form, and press release relating to an agreement allowing ORT to receive U.S. government excess property, such as tools, through the U.S. Agency for International Development for use in schools in Israel, Iran, Morocco, and Tunis.

ORT: American ORT Federation – AID Excess Property 607 Program PIO/C 899-99-899-5-30001 1963

File ORG.445: ORT: Austria Program 1962-1963

Old Folder Number: 28

List of Romanian students at ORT school in Vienna, lists of ORT students with notes, and related correspondence.

ORT: Austria Program 1962-1963

File ORG.446: ORT: Belgium 1958-1960, 1963

Old Folder Number: 31

Correspondence, notes, statutes, and statistics regarding ORT programs in Antwerp and Brussels.

ORT: Belgium 1958-1960, 1963

File ORG.448: ORT: Budget 1953-1955

Old Folder Number: 2

Financial and statistical reports, correspondence, notes on meeting, copies of JDC/ORT agreements, and budgetary tables. Topics covered include the ORT budget, the Laversine school in France, and the potential establishment of a producer cooperative for ORT graduates.

ORT: Budget 1953-1955

File ORG.449: ORT: Budget 1955-1958

Old Folder Number: O-34

Correspondence, budgetary tables, copy of addendum to JDC/ORT agreement, cables, and file memoranda. Topics include budgets of the World ORT Union, ORT country budgets, specific budget items, meetings, and JDC/ORT agreements.

ORT: Budget 1955-1958

File ORG.450: ORT: Budget 1956

Old Folder Number: 11

Budget proposals and budgets, correspondence, copy of addendum to JDC-ORT agreement, and minutes of meeting. Topics covered include ORT’s budget and the JDC-ORT agreement regarding subventions.

ORT: Budget 1956

File ORG.451: ORT: Budget 1958-1964

Old Folder Number: O-34

Correspondence, budgetary and financial tables, and cables. Topics covered include ORT country budgets, the World ORT Union budget, and payments from JDC to ORT.

ORT: Budget 1958-1964

File ORG.452: ORT: Budget 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: 17

Correspondence and budgetary tables. Topics covered include the ORT budget, the JDC/ORT agreement, and aid to a non-Jewish student of Hebrew philology.

ORT: Budget 1962-1964

File ORG.453: ORT: Budget 1962 - Budget Projects by Country and Country Director Comments

Old Folder Number: 4

Budget proposals, correspondence, and report on French ORT’s preparations for immigration of Algerian Jews. Budget proposals cover the Institut Anieres, Algeria, Austria, Belgium, France, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Morocco, Poland, and Tunis. Correspondence covers budgets in Tunis, Morocco, Italy, Iran, and Belgium.

ORT: Budget 1962 – Budget Projects by Country and Country Director Comments

File ORG.454: ORT: Budget 1963 - Budget Projects by Country and Country Director Comments

Old Folder Number: 5

Budget proposals and correspondence. Budget proposals cover the Institut Central Anieres, Austria, Belgium, France, Greece, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Poland, Morocco, and Tunis. Correspondence relates to Belgium, France, Israel, Morocco, and Tunisia.

ORT: Budget 1962 – Budget Projects by Country and Country Director Comments

File ORG.455: ORT: Budget 1964 - Budget Proposals by Country and Country Director Comments

Old Folder Number: 6

Budget proposals and correspondence. Budget proposals cover the Anieres Institute, Austria, Belgium, France, Greece, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Morocco, Poland, and Tunisia. Correspondence relates to Belgium, France, Israel, Morocco, and Tunisia.

ORT: Budget 1964 – Budget Proposals by Country and Country Director Comments

File ORG.456: ORT: 1957 Budget - Country Directors Comments and Recommendations

Old Folder Number: 17

Letters from JDC country directors and other staff regarding ORT budgets for their respective countries and areas of responsibility. Budget projections for ORT in some of the countries. The countries and cities covered in the file are Germany, France, Morocco, Algiers, Israel, and Tunis.

ORT: 1957 Budget – Country Directors Comments and Recommendations

File ORG.457: ORT: Bulletin and Briefly (News Digest) 1958-1962

Old Folder Number: O-26

Issues of Briefly, a news digest by the World ORT Union, issues of ORT Bulletin published by the American ORT Federation, report on Ethiopia by Robert Gilbert, and correspondence requesting additional information on an item appearing in Briefly.

ORT: Bulletin and Briefly (News Digest) 1958-1962

File ORG.458: ORT: Central Institute Anières - Monthly Statistical Reports 1964

Old Folder Number: 7

Monthly statistical reports on numbers of students and subjects of study.

ORT: Central Institute Anières – Monthly Statistical Reports 1964

File ORG.459: ORT: Correspondence and Schedules Relating to ORT 1962 Budget

Old Folder Number: 1

Budget tables, notes, correspondence, and press release regarding ORT’s budget and the JDC subvention for ORT.

ORT: Correspondence and Schedules Relating to ORT 1962 Budget

File ORG.460: ORT: Correspondence and Schedules Relating to ORT 1963 Budget

Old Folder Number: 2

Budget tables, notes on budgets, correspondence, and meeting notes relating to budgets of ORT at the country and worldwide levels.

ORT: Correspondence and Schedules Relating to ORT 1963 Budget

File ORG.461: ORT: Correspondence and Schedules Relating to ORT 1964 Budget

Old Folder Number: 3

Notes, correspondence, budget tables, press release, and distribution list regarding the ORT budget for 1964.

ORT: Correspondence and Schedules Relating to ORT 1964 Budget

File ORG.462: ORT: Correspondence, Reports, World ORT Union 80th Anniversary Congress 1960-1962

Old Folder Number: Misc. 40

Report by Max Braude, letter regarding the relationship between British ORT and the Central British Fund, cable regarding the impact of the Algerian situation on ORT, text of address by Charles Jordan for ORT’s 80th anniversary, and seating chart of banquet for ORT 80th anniversary congress.

ORT: Correspondence, Reports, World ORT Union 80th Anniversary Congress 1960-1962

File ORG.463: ORT: Financial Reports 1963

Old Folder Number: 3

Monthly financial reports of the World ORT Union showing income, expenditures, accounts receivable, and accounts payable.

ORT: Financial Reports 1963

File ORG.464: ORT: Financial Reports 1964

Old Folder Number: 4

Monthly financial reports of the World ORT Union showing income, expenditures, accounts receivable, and accounts payable.

ORT: Financial Reports 1964

File ORG.465: ORT: General 1958

Old Folder Number: 32

Correspondence and statistical reports. Topics covered include finances, statistics on ORT students, and other matters.

ORT: General 1958

File ORG.466: ORT: General Activities Correspondence 1956

Old Folder Number: 2

Correspondence, notes, press release, trainee statistics, and pamphlet and article on safety. Topics covered include contributions benefiting ORT and ORT students made through JDC country programs, allocations and advances, a meeting of ORT’s executive committee, cooperation between ORT and the United States Escapee Program, safety in ORT programs, and other matters.

ORT: General Activities Correspondence 1956

File ORG.467: ORT: General Activities Correspondence 1957

Old Folder Number: 15

Correspondence, signed addendum to ORT/JDC agreement, budget schedule, preparatory material for health and safety survey, accident statistics, report on activities for refugees, and total student statistics. Topics covered include meetings, safety measures in schools, money transfers, ORT activities on behalf of Egyptian and Hungarian refugees, JDC allocations to ORT, and other matters.

ORT: General Activities Correspondence 1957

File ORG.468: ORT: Henri Elfenbein File 1955-1957

Old Folder Number: 2

Correspondence and ORT fact sheet. Most of the correspondence is addressed to or from Henri Elfenbein. Topics covered include aid to an individual in Poland, invitations to ORT officers to attend a JDC conference, and aid for a student.

ORT: Henri Elfenbein File 1955-1957

File ORG.469: ORT: Medical Department File 1955-1956

Old Folder Number: 15

Bulletin of the South African ORT-OZE from December 1955 and copy of correspondence regarding the JDC/ORT agreement for 1956.

ORT: Medical Department File 1955-1956

File ORG.470: ORT: Medical Department File 1957-1964

Old Folder Number: 4

Preparatory material for health and safety survey, safety survey report, and correspondence. Topics include a safety survey of ORT schools, extensions of the JDC/ORT agreement for the years 1959-1964, and other matters.

ORT: Medical Department File 1957-1964

File ORG.471: ORT: Morocco Financial Reports for 1957-1958

Old Folder Number: 31

Monthly financial reports from ORT Morocco.

ORT: Morocco Financial Reports for 1957-1958

File ORG.472: ORT: ORT Union Budget - JDC/ORT Agreement 1957

Old Folder Number: 29

Minutes of meetings, budget proposals and comparisons, notes, copy of agreement, and budget schedule and addendum for attachment to agreement. Topics covered include negotiations and agreement between JDC and ORT regarding budgets and subventions. JDC provided the majority of the funds for the budget of the World ORT Union.

ORT: ORT Union Budget – JDC/ORT Agreement 1957

File ORG.473: ORT: ORT Union - Budget Matters - Agreement 1958

Old Folder Number: 45

Correspondence, ORT budgets, income and expenditure statements, addendum to JDC/ORT agreement, and file memorandum. Topics covered include ORT budgets, agreements between ORT and JDC, the ORT budget for Morocco, use of a property in Casablanca, comments on ORT budgets by JDC country directors, and extension of agreement between JDC and ORT.

ORT: ORT Union – Budget Matters – Agreement 1958

File ORG.474: ORT: Purchase of Machinery 1947, 1949, 1963

Old Folder Number: O-27

Correspondence, affidavit, and news item. Topics covered include how to handle requests of machinery for relatives of individuals, sale of sewing machines by JDC to ORT, ORT’s participation in a U.S. excess machinery procurement program, and aid to Samaritans.

ORT: Purchase of Machinery 1947, 1949, 1963

File ORG.475: ORT: Reporting, Allocations, Conference, and Other Matters 1963

Old Folder Number: 1

The file contains the following tabs: Misc., JDC Alloc., ORT/ICA, and General. Conference notes, file memorandum, cables, and correspondence. Topics covered include the sending and receiving of monthly reports, payment of allocations to ORT from JDC and the Jewish Colonization Association, and general developments in ORT’s program.

ORT: Reporting, Allocations, Conference, and Other Matters 1963

File ORG.476: ORT: Reporting and Allocations 1964

Old Folder Number: 2

The file contains the following tabs: Misc., JDC Alloc., ORT/ICA, and General. Correspondence regarding allocations to ORT by JDC and the Jewish Colonization Association and the sending and receiving of financial and statistical reports.

ORT: Reporting and Allocations 1964

File ORG.476.1: ORT: Safety and Accident Prevention 1956-1958

Old Folder Number: 27

Correspondence regarding safety in ORT schools and a planned health and safety survey in ORT schools with participation by OSE. Booklets regarding safety. The file appears to have been kept by JDC’s health department.

ORT: Safety and Accident Prevention 1956-1958

File ORG.477: ORT: World ORT Union 1956

Old Folder Number: O-21

Report submitted to the executive committee of the World ORT Union. The report covers ORT activities around the world.

ORT: World ORT Union 1956

File ORG.478: ORT: World ORT Union - Acknowledgements of Financial and Statistical Reports 1956

Old Folder Number: 1

Cover letters of reports sent by ORT, slips acknowledging receipt of reports, correspondence regarding the ORT program and finances, pamphlet, and invitation to graduation ceremony.

ORT: World ORT Union – Acknowledgements of Financial and Statistical Reports 1956

File ORG.479: ORT: World ORT Union - Acknowledgements of Financial and Statistical Reports 1957

Old Folder Number: 16

Cover letters of reports sent by ORT, slips acknowledging receipt of reports, correspondence relating to reports, and ORT financial report for January-August 1957. The file was kept by JDC’s reconstruction department.

ORT: World ORT Union – Acknowledgements of Financial and Statistical Reports 1957

File ORG.480: ORT: World ORT Union - Acknowledgements of Reports 1958

Old Folder Number: 33

Cover letters of reports sent by ORT, slips acknowledging receipt of reports, invitation to graduation ceremony, ORT financial report for some months of 1958, and correspondence regarding the reports.

ORT: World ORT Union – Acknowledgements of Reports 1958

Series 20: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants (OSE)

The Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants (OSE) was an organization providing medical and child care services to Jewish communities. It included country branches as well as the World Union OSE. Twelve files contain audit reports of OSE country organizations and the World Union OSE. Other files contain correspondence, copies of agreements, minutes of meetings, reports, texts of resolutions, and other documents relating to an agreement between JDC and OSE regarding the reorganization of World Union OSE and the subsequent crisis affecting OSE beginning in 1957. The World Union OSE faced an uncertain future starting in 1957, when internal disagreements and JDC’s decision not to continue funding caused turmoil and partial disintegration of the organization. Disagreements over the debts and functioning of country branches in Israel and Switzerland led to JDC’s decision to stop funding World Union OSE (some country branches still received support). Additional results of the crisis were actions towards the formation of an alternative world Jewish health organization, an unsuccessful attempt to liquidate World Union OSE, and the organization of independent meetings of operational country branches of OSE.

Other files contain reports, articles, publications, conference documents, lesson plans, and manuals on medical subjects regarding OSE activities in specific countries and around the world. JDC was closely involved in OSE activities in Morocco, Tunisia, France, and Italy. A significant portion of the material in this series is in French. Additional material on OSE may be found in the Countries and Regions subcollection, filed under specific countries where OSE was active.

File ORG.481: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Activite en Faveur des Nords Africains - Centre Medico-Social de l'OSE, Paris 1962

Old Folder Number: 7

Report on activities of clinic benefitting Jews from North Africa.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Activite en Faveur des Nords Africains – Centre Medico-Social de l’OSE, Paris 1962

File ORG.482: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Activity Report 1955

Old Folder Number: 6

Activity reports of OSE branches in various countries, apparently collected for a meeting of the executive committee of OSE Union.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Activity Report 1955

File ORG.483: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Administrative Matters 1955, 1957-1958

Old Folder Number: Misc. 72

Correspondence, financial tables, file memorandum, and statement of policies. Topics covered include expenses to be paid by JDC, publicity matters relating to OSE, formation of a health conference of operational OSE branches, and liquidation of the Union OSE.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Administrative Matters 1955, 1957-1958

File ORG.483.1: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Agreement, Notes, and Correspondence 1955

Old Folder Number: 3

Drafts and text of agreement between JDC and OSE, notes on organizational structure of the OSE, and correspondence regarding the relationship between JDC and OSE.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Agreement, Notes, and Correspondence 1955

File ORG.484: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: AJDC-OSE Agreement, OSE Study 1955-1958

Old Folder Number: O-41 “A”

Correspondence, report of study group on the reorganization of the OSE Union, draft of agreement, text of agreement, list of finance and accounting questions, memoranda, notes, cables, and meeting notes. Topics covered include the structure and functioning of the OSE Union, the relationship between the JDC and OSE, an agreement between JDC and OSE, implementation of the agreement, publicity, auditing, the situation of OSE Israel, JDC subventions, a potential new organization to be involved in Jewish health work on an international level, and other matters.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: AJDC-OSE Agreement, OSE Study 1955-1958

File ORG.485: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Analyse des Criteres de l'Action Sociale de l'OSE Tunisie 1958

Old Folder Number: 1

Report presented to the AJDC-ICA-OSE Conference in Rome in June 1958.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Analyse des Criteres de l’Action Sociale de l’OSE Tunisie 1958

File ORG.486: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: British OSE Society - Annual Report for 1963

Old Folder Number: 11/12

Report on activities and finances of British OSE.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: British OSE Society – Annual Report for 1963

File ORG.487: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Budget - Financial 1947-1949, 1955-1957

Old Folder Number: O-42

Correspondence, budget and financial tables, budget estimates, budget analysis, and report. Topics covered include the budgets of OSE branches in various countries and of World Union OSE, payments and loans from JDC to OSE, fundraising and membership activities of the American OSE, and other financial matters.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Budget – Financial 1947-1949, 1955-1957

File ORG.488: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Bulletins 1955, 1957

Old Folder Number: 15

Issues of Bulletin de l’OSE and Information Bulletin of the World Union OSE.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Bulletins 1955, 1957

File ORG.489: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Claims Conference - Drafts Regarding Application 1960

Old Folder Number: 32

Drafts of recommendation regarding World Union OSE application for Claims Conference grant and attached notes.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Claims Conference – Drafts Regarding Application 1960

File ORG.490: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Conference Permanente des Oeuvres Medico-Sociales Juives - Resume de la Discussion sur l'Hygiene Mentale 1960

Old Folder Number: 17

Summary of meeting of delegates of OSE country branches and JDC medical staff in July 1960 in London. The document is in French.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Conference Permanente des Oeuvres Medico-Sociales Juives – Resume de la Discussion sur l’Hygiene Mentale 1960

File ORG.491: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Conferences 1956-1957

Old Folder Number: O-44

Correspondence regarding planned and suggested OSE conferences and potential participation in conferences by JDC staff.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Conferences 1956-1957

File ORG.492: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Conferences 1958, 1960

Old Folder Number: O-44 A

Correspondence, cables, and draft of news release. Topics covered include meetings of the Standing Conference of Jewish Health Organizations, comprised of OSE branches, and other meetings related to the future of OSE.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Conferences 1958, 1960

File ORG.493: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Coultoure Congress - World OSE 1961

Old Folder Number: 7

Correspondence regarding payment of Claims Conference grants to the Coultoure Congress.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Coultoure Congress – World OSE 1961

File ORG.494: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Courrier de l'OSE 1954-1957

Old Folder Number: 17

Issues of Courrier de l’OSE and its English version, OSE Mail, and correspondence regarding the distribution of the publication. Issue of OSE Newsletter.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Bulletins 1955, 1957Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Courrier de l’OSE 1954-1957

File ORG.495: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Dix Annees de Realisations Medico-Sociales de l'OSE en Tunisie 1947-1957
File ORG.496: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Elfenbein Geneva Correspondence 1955-1958

Old Folder Number: 4

Correspondence and bulletin. Topics covered include expenditures, stored medicine, OSE Switzerland debts, procurement of a book, and various other matters. The file appears to have been kept by Henri Elfenbein in Geneva.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Elfenbein Geneva Correspondence 1955-1958

File ORG.497: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Ending of JDC-World Union OSE Relationship 1957-1958

Old Folder Number: 12

Correspondence, financial tables, notes, summaries and minutes of meetings, text of resolution, draft of statutes, and unsigned copies of legal agreements with released employees of the Interim Committee for the Creation of a Jewish Health and Child Care Organization. Topics covered include OSE finances, JDC-OSE relations, termination and resignation of employees and benefits due to them, a proposed international conference of Jewish medical and health organizations, a recommendation to end the activities of World Union OSE, an interim committee formed with the idea of creating a new international Jewish medical organization, and personnel and financial matters associated with these matters.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Ending of JDC-World Union OSE Relationship 1957-1958

File ORG.498: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Etude Chiffree des Activites de l'OSE-Tunisie de 1953 a 1958

Old Folder Number: 36

Statistical report with commentary by Dr. André Benmussa. The report is in French.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Etude Chiffree des Activites de l’OSE-Tunisie de 1953 a 1958

File ORG.499: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Etude de l'Activite Neuro-Psychiatrique du Centre Medico-Social de l'OSE 1959
File ORG.500: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: France - Activity Reports for 1959, 1961-1962, 1964
File ORG.501: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: France - Rapport d'Activités 1960

Old Folder Number: O-40 B

Report of OSE France.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: France – Rapport d’Activités 1960

File ORG.502: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: General 1956-1958

Old Folder Number: O-40 “A”

Correspondence, report, bulletin, invitation, and text of resolution. Topics covered include the appointment of Dr. Lev Zelmanovits, OSE’s dealings with regard to its branches in Israel and Switzerland, relations between the OSE Union and JDC, severance payment obligations, a social survey of the Jewish community of Brussels, reactions to a booklet on OSE activities during the war, and various other matters.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: General 1956-1958

File ORG.503: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: General 1959-1962, 1964

Old Folder Number: O-40 B

Correspondence, aide-memoire, OSE newsletters, expense table, and list of suggested areas of OSE activity. Topics covered include plans for the content and participation of a conference of national OSE organizations, OSE activities, and a request for a meeting by a new president of the World Union OSE.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: General 1959-1962, 1964

File ORG.504: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Grants to OSE 1958

Old Folder Number: O-45

Correspondence regarding to whom the Canadian Jewish Congress should pay their grant to OSE for 1958.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Grants to OSE 1958

File ORG.505: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Highlights of the Health Program of OSE Morocco 1963

Old Folder Number: 4

Highlights condensed from July 1963 report by Dr. F. Tavill, medical director of OSE Morocco. The report contains the following sections: Population Movement, General Health Problems in Morocco, OSE Health Program, and Planning for the Future.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Highlights of the Health Program of OSE Morocco 1963

File ORG.506: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Interim Committee 1957-1958

Old Folder Number: O-46

Proposal for the establishment of an international conference of Jewish medical and health organizations, draft of resolution on the structure of the World Union OSE, correspondence, minutes of meetings, text of resolution, financial tables, and list of files. Topics covered include meetings and arrangements towards the potential creation of a new international Jewish health organization, the formation of an interim committee towards the creation of such an organization, expenses, and a meeting of OSE branches outside of the framework of the Union OSE.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Interim Committee 1957-1958

File ORG.506.1: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Legal Department File 1955-1958

Old Folder Number: 129

Correspondence, drafts of statutes, notes, and policy statements regarding the organizational structure and goals of OSE, the JDC-OSE relationship, and the attempt to create an alternative organization to the replace the OSE Union.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Legal Department File 1955-1958

File ORG.506.2: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Legal Department File 1959-1960, 1964

Old Folder Number: 130A

Drafts of rapporteur’s recommendation regarding OSE’s Claims Conference application and correspondence regarding various matters concerning OSE.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Legal Department File 1959-1960, 1964

File ORG.507: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Loeb and Troper Report on OSE France for 1956
File ORG.508: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Loeb and Troper Report on World Union OSE 1955
File ORG.509: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Loeb and Troper Report on World Union OSE January-July 1957, January-October 1957
File ORG.510: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Loeb and Troper Reports on Morocco, Tangiers, and Tunisia for 1955

Old Folder Number: 21

Audit reports for OSE operations in Morocco, Tangiers, and Tunisia.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Loeb and Troper Reports on Morocco, Tangiers, and Tunisia for 1955

File ORG.511: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Loeb and Troper Reports on OSE Tunisia, Morocco, Medico-Social and Dispensaire Departments, and Italy for 1957
File ORG.512: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Loeb and Troper Reports on OSE Morocco, Tunisia, Italy, and Israel for 1958

Old Folder Number: 397A

Audit reports and associated correspondence.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Loeb and Troper Reports on OSE Morocco, Tunisia, Italy, and Israel for 1958

File ORG.513: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Loeb and Troper Reports on OSE Tunisia, Morocco, Italy, and Israel for 1959
File ORG.514: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Loeb and Troper Reports on OSE Morocco, France, Italy, Israel, and Tunisia for 1960
File ORG.515: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Loeb and Troper Reports on OSE Morocco and Tunisia for 1961

Old Folder Number: 29

Audit reports and associated correspondence.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Loeb and Troper Reports on OSE Morocco and Tunisia for 1961

File ORG.516: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Loeb and Troper Reports on OSE Tunisia and Morocco for 1962

Old Folder Number: 30

Audit reports and associated correspondence.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Loeb and Troper Reports on OSE Tunisia and Morocco for 1962

File ORG.517: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Loeb and Troper Reports on OSE Tunisia, Morocco, and Italy for 1963

Old Folder Number: 31

Audit reports and associated correspondence.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Loeb and Troper Reports on OSE Tunisia, Morocco, and Italy for 1963

File ORG.518: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Loeb and Troper Reports on OSE Tunisia and Morocco for 1964

Old Folder Number: 32

Audit reports and associated correspondence.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Loeb and Troper Reports on OSE Tunisia and Morocco for 1964

File ORG.519: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Medical Reports 1955, 1957-1958

Old Folder Number: 2

Manuel du Bureau-OSE Service Medico-Social, relating to OSE Maroc and OSE Casablanca, from 1955. 1957 Rapport Annuel Service Medical-Social OSE Paris. 1958 Rapport Annuel Dispensaire OSE-Paris. 1958 Rapport Annuel – Service Medico-Social.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Medical Reports 1955, 1957-1958

File ORG.520: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Memorandum on the Proposed Relationships between the Union OSE and the American Joint Distribution Committee 1947
File ORG.521: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Morocco Activity Reports 1954-1962

Old Folder Number: 2

The file contains the following reports: Report on O.S.E.-Maroc covering January 1950-1954 by Ernest R. Raphael; Appendix to Budget Proposal for 1958 – Narrative Report by Dr. M.P.D. Martin – Proposed Classification of Personnel; Final Report of Activities in OSE-Morocco – Period of June 1956-June 1958 by Perry H. Haber regarding nursing; Rapport Financier presented to the general assembly on 20 April 1959 by S. Toledano; Rapport d’Activite 1958; Rapport d’Activite 1959; Reunion des différents centres de l’OSE Maroc from 17 January 1960 containing minutes and reports; Action en Faveur des Sinistres d’Agadir Mars-Avril 1960; Rapport d’Activite 1960; and Rapport d’Activite 1962.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Morocco Activity Reports 1954-1962

File ORG.522: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Appendices 1-16 to Final Report of Activities in OSE Maroc, Period of June 1956-June 1958

Old Folder Number: 3

Appendices to report of Perry H. Haber regarding activities in the nursing field. Appendices include course outlines, nutrition information, descriptions of services and programs, and other documents.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Appendices 1-16 to Final Report of Activities in OSE Maroc, Period of June 1956-June 1958

File ORG.523: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE France - Rapport d'Activites 1958

Old Folder Number: 28

Report containing the following sections: Results Financiers; Service Social – Enfance; Fonctionnement des Maisons d’Enfants – Etablissements de Cure; Dispensaire; Service Medico-Social.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE France – Rapport d’Activites 1958

File ORG.523.1: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE-JDC Agreement 1955

Old Folder Number: 130

Signed agreement between OSE and JDC with the objective to establish OSE-Union “as the central and controlling organization for organized Jewish health activities in a group of countries to be mutually agreed upon.”

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE-JDC Agreement 1955

File ORG.524: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE Mail 1955

Old Folder Number: Med. 168

Bulletin of the World Union OSE regarding OSE activities and the death of Albert Einstein, honorary president of the Union.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE Mail 1955

File ORG.525: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE Maroc - Cours de Perfectionnement pour le Personnel Infirmier du Service de l'Hygiene Scolaire 1958

Old Folder Number: 44

Lesson outlines and class notes for course for nursing service personnel.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE Maroc – Cours de Perfectionnement pour le Personnel Infirmier du Service de l’Hygiene Scolaire 1958

File ORG.526: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE Maroc - Le Traitement des Teignes du Cuir Chevelu dans la Collective Israelite du Maroc 1958
File ORG.527: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE Maroc - Manuel des Causeries 1958

Old Folder Number: 41

Manual for paramedical personnel on medical and hygiene matters.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE Maroc – Manuel des Causeries 1958

File ORG.528: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE Maroc - Perfectionnement du Personnel Infirmier - Introduction a l'Hygiene Publique 1959-1960
File ORG.529: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE Maroc - Rapport d'Activite 1959

Old Folder Number: 18

Report on OSE Morocco.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE Maroc – Rapport d’Activite 1959

File ORG.530: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE Tunisia - Bulletin 1960

Old Folder Number: 32

French bulletin including a report of OSE activities, notes from conferences, and news items related to OSE.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE Tunisia – Bulletin 1960

File ORG.531: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE Tunisie - Bulletin Semestriel Juillet-Décembre 1959

Old Folder Number: 45

Bulletin in French of OSE Tunisia. The bulletin contains two main articles, Les retards intellectuels de l’enfant and L’intérêt d’un service social dans un dispensaire, as well as short notices.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE Tunisie – Bulletin Semestriel Juillet-Décembre 1959

File ORG.532: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE-Tunisie - l'Alimentation du Nourrison Etude Basee des Courbes Ponderales 1961

Old Folder Number: 3

OSE Tunisia report on study on infant feeding by Dr. A. Benmussa, Dr. R. Brami, and A. Douieb. The report is in French.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE-Tunisie – l’Alimentation du Nourrison Etude Basee des Courbes Ponderales 1961

File ORG.533: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE Tunisie - Sixieme Session Plénière - 8 Mai 1955 - Compte-Rendu des Travaux
File ORG.534: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE Union - Claims Conference 1953-1955

Old Folder Number: Med. 123

Memoranda of the World Union OSE to the Claims Conference in support of its applications, correspondence, technical survey of institutions operated by OSE Suisse, pamphlets, report, list of publications with descriptions and statistics, file memoranda, and financial tables. The materials relate to OSE’s application for Claims Conference funds, the uses made of the funds granted, and what the relationship between OSE and the Claims Conference should be.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE Union – Claims Conference 1953-1955

File ORG.535: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE Union - Claims Conference 1954, 1960

Old Folder Number: 2

Recommendation regarding the World Union OSE’s 1960 application to the Claims Conference. Financial tables regarding JDC grants to OSE.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE Union – Claims Conference 1954, 1960

File ORG.536: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE World Union - Liquidation 1956-1959

Old Folder Number: 5

Correspondence and minutes of meetings. Topics covered include a dispute between OSE and JDC regarding the continuation of the program of OSE Israel, the potential dissolution of World Union OSE, termination of personnel, and liquidation of debts.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE World Union – Liquidation 1956-1959

File ORG.537: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE World Union - Miscellaneous 1957-1961

Old Folder Number: 6

Correspondence, minutes of meeting, bulletin, newsletters, pamphlet on OSE movie, notes, and seminar program. Topics covered include OSE activities around the world, liquidation of OSE Union debts, steps towards creating an alternative international Jewish health organization, application by World Union OSE for Claims Conference funds, and possible revival and directions of World Union OSE.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: OSE World Union – Miscellaneous 1957-1961

File ORG.538: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Personnel Practices 1959

Old Folder Number: 24

Correspondence and document regarding supplementary pension plan of OSE France.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Personnel Practices 1959

File ORG.539: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Potential Liquidation and Interim Committee 1955, 1957-1958, 1960

Old Folder Number: 19

Correspondence, minutes and summaries of meetings, texts of statements and resolutions, copy of agreement between World Union OSE and the JDC, financial tables, file memorandum, and copy of World Union OSE Claims Conference application. Topics covered include the potential formation of an alternative organization to the World Union OSE, the formation of an interim committee, the continued existence or liquidation of World Union OSE, the situation of OSE in North Africa, and liquidation of the debts of OSE Israel.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Potential Liquidation and Interim Committee 1955, 1957-1958, 1960

File ORG.540: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Preliminary Report of a Social Survey of the Brussels Jewish Community conducted by World Union OSE 1957

Old Folder Number: O-25

Report on survey including sections on introductory information, composition of the 339 households, social facts, medical care – illnesses in the family, maternal and child health, and deaths in the family since 1945.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Preliminary Report of a Social Survey of the Brussels Jewish Community conducted by World Union OSE 1957

File ORG.541: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Preliminary Study of the Functioning of the Social Service Department of OSE Medical Paris 1955

Old Folder Number: 5.3

English and French versions of report by Shirley Hellenbrand on study she conducted in her role as Paul Baerwald School consultant.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Preliminary Study of the Functioning of the Social Service Department of OSE Medical Paris 1955

File ORG.543: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Projet de Creation d'Une Section d'Infirmieres Visiteuses a l'OSE-Tunis 1959

Old Folder Number: 2

Suggested plan for the creation of a visiting nurse service.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Projet de Creation d’Une Section d’Infirmieres Visiteuses a l’OSE-Tunis 1959

File ORG.544: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Psychiatric Care Program of OSE France - Paris 1963

Old Folder Number: 34

Report condensed from report of the psychiatric service of OSE France.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Psychiatric Care Program of OSE France – Paris 1963

File ORG.545: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Qu'est-ce que l'Érythème Noueux? 1955

Old Folder Number: 36

Article discussing cases from the OSE clinic in Casablanca.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Qu’est-ce que l’Érythème Noueux? 1955

File ORG.546: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Rapport d'Activite Psychiatrique - Centre Medico-Social de l'OSE, Paris 1964

Old Folder Number: 2

Report containing the following sections: Introduction, Bilan Statistique de l’Activite, Activites Psychotherapiques, and Annexe.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Rapport d’Activite Psychiatrique – Centre Medico-Social de l’OSE, Paris 1964

File ORG.547: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Rapport d'Activités 1958

Old Folder Number: 30

Report on activities of OSE in France.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Rapport d’Activités 1958

File ORG.548: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Rapport Moral de l'OSE-Tunisie 1957

Old Folder Number: 22

Report on the activities of OSE Tunisia. The report is in French.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Rapport Moral de l’OSE-Tunisie 1957

File ORG.550: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Recueil des Conférences organisées par l'OSE Tunisie pendant l'Année 1958

Old Folder Number: 5

Papers and documents on medical subjects from conferences of OSE Tunisia in 1958.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Recueil des Conférences organisées par l’OSE Tunisie pendant l’Année 1958

File ORG.551: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Recueil de Conférences Organisées par l'OSE Tunisie pendant l'Année 1959

Old Folder Number: 4

Papers and documents on medical subjects from conferences of OSE Tunisia in 1959.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Recueil de Conférences Organisées par l’OSE Tunisie pendant l’Année 1959

File ORG.552: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Recueil des Conférences organisées par l'OSE Tunisie pendant l'Année 1960

Old Folder Number: 6

Papers and documents on medical subjects from conferences of OSE Tunisia in 1960.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Recueil des Conférences organisées par l’OSE Tunisie pendant l’Année 1960

File ORG.553: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Recueil de Conférences Organisées par l'OSE Tunisie pendant l'Année 1961

Old Folder Number: 7

Papers and documents from conferences of OSE Tunisia in 1961.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Recueil de Conférences Organisées par l’OSE Tunisie pendant l’Année 1961

File ORG.554: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Reorganization of OSE and OSE-JDC Agreement 1954-1955

Old Folder Number: 3

Correspondence, report of study group on the reorganization of the OSE-Union with annexes, signed copy of agreement between the World Union OSE and JDC, and memorandum on implementation of agreement. Topics covered include the relationship between JDC and OSE, a re-organization of OSE, and a suggested salary scale and budget for OSE-Union. The file appears to have been kept by Moses Beckelman.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Reorganization of OSE and OSE-JDC Agreement 1954-1955

File ORG.555: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Report of the Study Group on the Preventorium La Foret - Morgins, Valais 1955

Old Folder Number: 44

Report by Dr. William M. Schmidt on title institution run by Swiss OSE.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Report of the Study Group on the Preventorium La Foret – Morgins, Valais 1955

File ORG.555.1: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Report of the Study Group on the Reorganization of the OSE-Union 1955

Old Folder Number: 3

Report of study group appointed by the OSE-Union and JDC.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Report of the Study Group on the Reorganization of the OSE-Union 1955

File ORG.556: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Shaban, Abel 1955

Old Folder Number: 20

Press clippings, correspondence, and cables regarding Abel Shaban, or written by or to him. Topics covered include a visit of Shaban, chairman of the World Union OSE, to Morocco; appointment of Alexander Gonik as director of the World Union OSE; and Gonik’s plans and relationships within OSE.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Shaban, Abel 1955

File ORG.557: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Standing Conference 1958-1959

Old Folder Number: 6

Correspondence, notes, minutes of conferences, agenda, excerpt of parliamentary proceedings, aide memoire, report of British OSE, and invitation list. Topics covered include meetings of national OSE branches in Rome, a meeting in Geneva, the relationships among national branches of OSE and the JDC medical department, how to operate given uncertain political conditions in North Africa, visits by Barnett Stross and other individuals to Morocco, a request for aid for Algerian refugees, possible locations for conferences, planning for conferences, and drafting of new statutes for OSE Maroc. The Standing Conference refers to a group of OSE branches – Morocco, Tunisia, France, Italy, and Britain – and the JDC medical department, which held meetings together.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Standing Conference 1958-1959

File ORG.558: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Standing Conference 1960-1962

Old Folder Number: 6

Correspondence, notes, reports, conference schedule, and summary of conference proceedings. Topics covered include distribution of meeting minutes, organization of meetings, aid to victims of the Agadir earthquake, London meeting with one day focusing on psychiatry and mental health, and mental health in relation to Jewish social services in various countries.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Standing Conference 1960-1962

File ORG.558.1: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Standing Conference 1961-1962

Old Folder Number: 4

Correspondence, meeting minutes and transcript, agendas, notes, and report regarding meetings of the Standing Conference of Jewish Health Organizations, interchangeably called the Standing Conference of OSE Branches, and its potential affiliation with the Standing Conference on European Jewish Community Services as a committee of the latter.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Standing Conference 1961-1962

File ORG.559: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Standing Conference Proceedings 1959-1961

Old Folder Number: 3

Summaries of proceedings of conferences of delegates of OSE country branches and the JDC medical department.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Standing Conference Proceedings 1959-1961

File ORG.560: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Study Group Report and Distribution List 1955

Old Folder Number: 7

Report of study group on the reorganization of the OSE-Union in English and French, distribution list of report, and documents pertaining to the AJDC-OSE Union Agreement.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Study Group Report and Distribution List 1955

File ORG.561: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: The Mental Development of the Child 1955

Old Folder Number: Med. 169

Yiddish language booklet. די פסיכישע אנטוויקלונג פון קינד. Final page of booklet includes timeline of OSE.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: The Mental Development of the Child 1955

File ORG.562: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Working Papers and Drafts - AJDC-OSE Union Agreement 1955

Old Folder Number: Med. 122

Drafts of and notes on the JDC-OSE agreement, and drafts of and notes on correspondence related to the agreement. Publication of OSE Suisse from June 1954.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: Working Papers and Drafts – AJDC-OSE Union Agreement 1955

File ORG.563: Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: World Union OSE - Reports Submitted to the General Assembly 1957

Old Folder Number: 3, 4, and 5

Reports on the activities, functioning, and relationships of the World Union OSE and reports of OSE country branches.

Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants: World Union OSE – Reports Submitted to the General Assembly 1957

Series 21: Ozar Hatorah

Ozar Hatorah ran a system of Jewish schools with an orthodox religious orientation in North Africa, Iran, and elsewhere. The files contain correspondence, a report, and other documents on the situation of Jewish education in different countries, Ozar Hatorah activities, and budgeting.

One file is restricted for confidentiality concerns. Please see our Access & Restrictions Policy. Additional files on Ozar Hatorah can be found in the Countries and Regions subcollection under the relevant country record groups.

File ORG.565: Ozar Hatorah: Accounting and Finance 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: 32

Correspondence regarding payments to JDC by Ozar Hatorah, and potential program changes and their costs.

Ozar Hatorah: Accounting and Finance 1962-1964

File ORG.567: Ozar Hatorah: General 1959-1964

Old Folder Number: O-1180A

Correspondence, report on the Ozar Hatorah program in Iran, memoranda, biographical note, brochure, news clipping, and financial and statistical tables. Topics covered include trips by Ozar Hatorah leaders, the Ozar Hatorah budget, an evaluation of the Ozar Hatorah program in Iran by Rabbi Leonard Rosenfeld, the general situation of Ozar Hatorah, Jewish education in Tunisia, the expansion of the Ozar Hatorah program in Morocco, Jewish education in France, and other matters.

Ozar Hatorah: General 1959-1964

File ORG.567.1: Ozar Hatorah: Joseph Shamah 1949, 1955, 1957-1958

Old Folder Number: Misc. 441

Letters of introduction for title and correspondence regarding the payment of his salary.

Ozar Hatorah: Joseph Shamah 1949, 1955, 1957-1958

Series 22: Paul Baerwald School of Social Work/Paul Baerwald Department

The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work in Versailles, which was established by the JDC, operated as a school from 1949-1953. It technically continued to exist until 1955, but instead of having a central school, the staff were involved in various social service training programs and consulting for Jewish organizations in Europe, North Africa, and Iran. Philip Klein investigated the activities of the Paul Baerwald School and staff, as well as the social work situation in Israel, and made recommendations for future directions in 1955. In 1955 the status of the school was changed to that of a JDC department, the Paul Baerwald Department of Social Service and Personnel Development, which continued the training and consulting activities. Around the same time, a process was initiated to bring social work training in Israel under the aegis of the Hebrew University and to expand its scope. The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work at the Hebrew University was opened in 1958 with JDC participation.

Files relating to the Versailles school period include a list of courses that had been taught; a course summary probably dating from that time; and correspondence with and about former students, primarily references for jobs or study programs. The latter correspondence is restricted for reasons of privacy. Please see our Access & Restrictions Policy. Several files include reports, meeting notes, lesson summaries, and correspondence relating to training and development programs for social service agency staff or leadership. Trainees and beneficiaries worked in fields such as social welfare, medical social work, child care, and kindergartens. The bulk of this material relates to activities in Paris, but significant amounts regard North Africa and some documents relate to other locations. Other materials include Philip Klein’s reports and minutes of meetings of the board of directors of the Paul Baerwald School at the Hebrew University.

File ORG.568: Paul Baerwald School/Department: Budget 1955

Old Folder Number: S: 3101.3

Expense statements of the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work.

Paul Baerwald School/Department: Budget 1955

File ORG.573: Paul Baerwald School/Department: Certifications of Completion of Course for European Community Center Directors 1964

Old Folder Number:

Certifications for individuals completing a 1963-1964 special program for European Jewish community center directors at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work with attached lists detailing subjects covered in the course and hours devoted to each subject.

Paul Baerwald School/Department: Certifications of Completion of Course for European Community Center Directors 1964

File ORG.574: Paul Baerwald School/Department: Correspondence 1955

Old Folder Number: 4

Correspondence from and with various social work agencies, the Fédération Sioniste de France, and JDC’s office for France. Invitation to event.

Paul Baerwald School/Department: Correspondence 1955

File ORG.575: Paul Baerwald School/Department: Future of the Paul Baerwald School and Related Activities in Israel, North Africa and Europe 1955

Old Folder Number: 9

Report by Philip Klein with the following sections: Proposals for Israel, Future of the Paul Baerwald School, and Personnel Development for Social Service in Malben. The largest part of the report discusses social work and training in Israel and a recommendation for JDC to participate in the creation of a school of social service at the Hebrew University.

Paul Baerwald School/Department: Future of the Paul Baerwald School and Related Activities in Israel, North Africa and Europe 1955

File ORG.576: Paul Baerwald School/Department: General 1955

Old Folder Number: Misc. 193

Document on the future of the Paul Baerwald School and related activities with handwritten notes. Letter on changes in status of the school as it was transformed into the social service department of JDC.

Paul Baerwald School/Department: General 1955

File ORG.577: Paul Baerwald School/Department: Introduction aux Sciences Sociales

Old Folder Number: P.B.S. 20

Course curricula for social science courses by Jean Weiller.

Paul Baerwald School/Department: Introduction aux Sciences Sociales

File ORG.578: Paul Baerwald School/Department: Les Recettes Culinaires

Old Folder Number: PBS 29

One hundred eighty-one recipes.

Paul Baerwald School/Department: Les Recettes Culinaires

File ORG.579: Paul Baerwald School/Department: List of Course Outlines - PBS Versailles 1956

Old Folder Number: P.B.S. 19

Lists of courses at the Paul Baerwald School in 1949-1953 for which there were or were not course outlines.

Paul Baerwald School/Department: List of Course Outlines – PBS Versailles 1956

File ORG.580: Paul Baerwald School/Department: Medical Department File 1955-1956

Old Folder Number: 19

Correspondence and journal article. Topics covered include old age care, travel plans, and a potential employee.

Paul Baerwald School/Department: Medical Department File 1955-1956

File ORG.581: Paul Baerwald School/Department: Minutes of Board Meetings 1961-1965

Old Folder Number: 386

Photocopies of minutes of meetings of the board of management of the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work of the Hebrew University.

Paul Baerwald School/Department: Minutes of Board Meetings 1961-1965

File ORG.582: Paul Baerwald School/Department: Miscellaneous Administrative Correspondence 1955-1957

Old Folder Number: PBS 30

Correspondence, summaries of discussions, reports, memorandum of understanding, and outline of training programs. Topics covered include social work training in Israel and the development of a social work school, the status of the Paul Baerwald School, notes on a Copenhagen heder, the day care program in North Africa and Iran, social service courses for students of teacher training seminary of the Alliance Israelite, welfare and social work in Morocco, activities of the Paul Baerwald Department, refugee aid, and other matters.

Paul Baerwald School/Department: Miscellaneous Administrative Correspondence 1955-1957

File ORG.583: Paul Baerwald School/Department: Paris Program 1953, 1955-1957

Old Folder Number: 2 and 3

Reports, proceedings of seminars and meetings, correspondence, interview notes, course plan, and educational material. Topics covered include training and consultation for social services and social service chiefs, a seminar on dynamic psychology, child placement, and other matters relating to social work.

Paul Baerwald School/Department: Paris Program 1953, 1955-1957

File ORG.584: Paul Baerwald School/Department: Paris Program 1955-1956 (1 of 2)

Old Folder Number: 4

Reports, summaries of seminar meetings, case information without full names, correspondence, bibliography, and meeting program. Topics covered include training and consultation for social service agencies, a child placement seminar, a medical-social seminar for social workers, and a workshop for directors of Jewish children’s homes.

Paul Baerwald School/Department: Paris Program 1955-1956 (1 of 2)

File ORG.585: Paul Baerwald School/Department: Paris Program 1955-1956 (2 of 2)

Old Folder Number: 4.1

Reports, lesson plans, and correspondence. Topics covered include a training program for counselors for children’s institutions, courses on the child and the family, social work training and consulting, and correspondence at the end of Shirley Hellenbrand’s service.

Paul Baerwald School/Department: Paris Program 1955-1956 (2 of 2)

File ORG.586: Paul Baerwald School/Department: Paris Program 1955-1957

Old Folder Number: 1

Analyses of work of social service agencies in Paris, reports on assignment in New York, reports on training and seminars for social service staff and leaders, and minutes of meetings and seminars. Topics covered include training and supervision of social work activities and child placement.

Paul Baerwald School/Department: Paris Program 1955-1957

File ORG.587: Paul Baerwald School/Department: Paris Program 1956-1957 (1 of 2)

Old Folder Number: 5

The file contains the following tabs: Correspondence, Individual Interviews, Supervisory Conferences, C.B.I.P., O.P.E.J., O.S.E., and S.S.J. Plan for activities with social work organizations in Paris, correspondence, notes on meetings with individuals involved in social service positions, reports on social services, and educational materials.

Paul Baerwald School/Department: Paris Program 1956-1957 (1 of 2)

File ORG.588: Paul Baerwald School/Department: Paris Program 1956-1957 (2 of 2)

Old Folder Number: 5.1

The file contains the following tabs: Child Placement Seminar, Chefs de Service, Seminaires de Chefs de Service, Alliance Teach. Seminar – K. Katzki, Teaching Material, Draft Progress Reports, Draft Final Report, and Suggestions & Recommendations PBD Program 1957-1958. Course outlines, correspondence, minutes of seminar courses, discussion questions, case study, blank case record forms, draft of report, and recommendations for continued work. Topics covered include a seminar on child placement, a seminar for service chiefs, and the work of the consultant of the Paul Baerwald Department with social service agencies and chiefs of service.

Paul Baerwald School/Department: Paris Program 1956-1957 (2 of 2)

File ORG.589: Paul Baerwald School/Department: Psychology 1956

Old Folder Number: P.B.S. 21

Lesson summaries from course on child psychology taught by Janet Siebold.

Paul Baerwald School/Department: Psychology 1956

File ORG.594: Paul Baerwald School/Department: Reports and Correspondence 1955-1957

Old Folder Number: S 3101.1″F”

Program for teaching Jewish content to day care personnel, report on future of the Paul Baerwald School and related activities, bulletin, announcement of a change in status of the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work to the Paul Baerwald Department of Social Service and Personnel Development, reports on training programs, report on the social service department of OSE Medical Paris, reports on Jewish social services and old age homes in Germany, report on social service courses for teaching students, correspondence regarding social service activities and social service personnel, and press clipping.

Paul Baerwald School/Department: Reports and Correspondence 1955-1957

File ORG.595: Paul Baerwald School/Department: Reports and Documents 1953, 1955

Old Folder Number: 4

Reports, summaries of discussions, training program activity chart, correspondence, list of Paul Baerwald School trainees in Morocco, minutes of meeting, and observations of Casablanca garderies. Topics covered include Paul Baerwald School extension training program in North Africa; the future and change in status of the Paul Baerwald School; day care in Morocco; training programs in France, Morocco, and Tunisia.

Paul Baerwald School/Department: Reports and Documents 1953, 1955

File ORG.596: Paul Baerwald School/Department: Services Individualisés 1955, 1959

Old Folder Number: P.B.S. 28

Summaries and minutes of meetings relating to social work.

Paul Baerwald School/Department: Services Individualisés 1955, 1959

File ORG.597: Paul Baerwald School/Department: Services Individualisés - Formation de "supervisors" en cours d'emploi, Seminaire de Chefs de Service 1954-1956

Old Folder Number: P.B.S. 27

Notes on meetings and educational sessions, forms and outlines for gathering client information, questionnaire answers by social service agency, bibliography, questions for discussion by service chiefs, and case summaries identified by initials.

Paul Baerwald School/Department: Services Individualisés – Formation de “supervisors” en cours d’emploi, Seminaire de Chefs de Service 1954-1956

File ORG.598: Paul Baerwald School/Department: Social Service - Paris 1955-1956

Old Folder Number: 2

Reports by Shirley Hellenbrand. Topics covered include training programs, seminars, and social work consulting.

Paul Baerwald School/Department: Social Service – Paris 1955-1956

File ORG.599: Paul Baerwald School/Department: Social Service - Paris - Reports 1954-1957

Old Folder Number: 1

Reports and correspondence regarding training, educational programs, and consulting relating to social work and social service.

Paul Baerwald School/Department: Social Service – Paris – Reports 1954-1957

Series 23: Service Social Juif (SSJ)

The Service Social Juif, previously named Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre (AIVG), was the central social service agency of the Brussels Jewish community. It provided welfare, medical, old age, and other services. Files contain annual and semester audit reports of the SSJ, activity and financial reports, correspondence, financial tables, and other documents relating to the the SSJ budget and finances. Files on the AIVG can be found in the Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre (AIVG) series. Additional files on the AIVG/SSJ can be found in the Belgium record group in the Countries and Regions subcollection.

File ORG.600: Service Social Juif: Annual Reports for 1958-1964

Old Folder Number: 6

Activity and financial reports of Aide aux Israelites Victimes de la Guerre and Service Social Juif (the organization changed its name during the period covered by the file).

Service Social Juif: Annual Reports for 1958-1964

File ORG.601: Service Social Juif: Budget and Finance 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: 14

Correspondence, budget and financial tables, Claims Conference application, and file note. Topics covered include payments for JDC subventioned agencies paid through the SSJ, SSJ budgets, planned construction of a building for the SSJ, and care for psychiatric patients.

Service Social Juif: Budget and Finance 1962-1964

File ORG.602: Service Social Juif: Controle et Revision du Bilan et des Comptes de Resultats au 31 Decembre 1961 de l'Association sans But Lucratif "Service Social Juif"
File ORG.603: Service Social Juif: Controle et Revision des Comptes de l'Association sans But Lucratif "Service Social Juif" pour le 1er Semestre 1962
File ORG.604: Service Social Juif: Verification et Revision des Comptes de l'Association sans But Lucratif "Service Social Juif" au 31 Decembre 1962
File ORG.605: Service Social Juif: Examen de la Situation de l'Association sans But Lucratif "Service Social Juif" au 30 Juin 1963
File ORG.606: Service Social Juif: Verification et Revision des Comptes de l'Association sans But Lucratif "Service Social Juif" au 30 Juin 1964
File ORG.607: Service Social Juif: Verification et Revision des Comptes de l'Association sans But Lucratif "Service Social Juif" au 31 Decembre 1964

Series 24: United Hias Service (UHS)

The United Hias Service was formed by a merger of the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), the United Service for New Americans (USNA), and JDC’s migration services in 1954. It had offices in many countries around the world that provided counseling and financial aid to Jews moving to countries other than Israel. Israeli immigration was handled by the Jewish Agency. The files contain UHS annual reports for 1958-1963, proceedings of UHS conferences on migration from the years 1955, 1956, 1959, and 1961-1963, and monthly statistical reports on registrations and departures for part of 1956 and for the years 1958-1964. Seven files contain correspondence, bulletins, and other documentation kept by Henri Elfenbein (subsequently Elfen). Elfenbein was a JDC employee stationed in Geneva who in addition to his role with JDC also served as a liaison person for UHS with Geneva-based organizations such as the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Committee of the Red Cross. These files cover topics such as arrangements for individual refugees from China, Egypt, and elsewhere; more general events and arrangements relating to Egyptian and other refugee movements; immigration schemes in various countries from which UHS clients might benefit; agreements between UHS and the UNHCR; possible sources of funds for UHS activities; arrangements for the transfer of UHS European headquarters from Paris to Geneva; and other matters. A notable document is a report by Ilja Dijour summarizing Jewish migration and UHS’s activities in the post-World War II era, which can be found in Henri Elfenbein’s file from 1961-1962.

Another group of files are general files on UHS from JDC’s executive files. These files contain correspondence, minutes of meetings, information bulletins, texts of legislative bills, and other documents. Some topics covered in this group of files are the merger of organizations to create the UHS, US immigration policies, other matters pertaining to immigration and emigration around the world, and the relationship between JDC and UHS./p>

File ORG.608: United Hias Service: Annual Reports for 1958-1961

Old Folder Number: O 1230 B

Annual reports.

United Hias Service: Annual Reports for 1958-1961

File ORG.609: United Hias Service: Annual Reports for 1962-1963

Old Folder Number: O-1230-C

Annual reports.

United Hias Service: Annual Reports for 1962-1963

File ORG.610: United Hias Service: Audit of HIAS Records - Promotion of Resettlement During 1964 - High Commissioner's Project No. RF/ITA/G.4 - Correspondence 1964-1965

Old Folder Number: 11

Correspondence and copy of agreement regarding a project of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to support UHS activities helping transmigrant refugees in Italy and an audit of the project.

United Hias Service: Audit of HIAS Records – Promotion of Resettlement During 1964 – High Commissioner’s Project No. RF/ITA/G.4 – Correspondence 1964-1965

File ORG.611: United Hias Service: Budget Department File 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: 9

Claims Conference applications for 1962-1964, correspondence, financial and statistical tables, and notes. Topics covered include Claims Conference applications by the United Hias Service (UHS) and allocations to UHS, and how to account for and credit family contributions for UHS clients in transit.

United Hias Service: Budget Department File 1961-1964

File ORG.612: United Hias Service: Claims Conference Payments 1961

Old Folder Number: 4

Correspondence and receipts regarding payments of Claims Conference grants to the United Hias Service.

United Hias Service: Claims Conference Payments 1961

File ORG.613: United Hias Service: Claims Conference Payments 1962

Old Folder Number: 6

Correspondence and receipts regarding payments of Claims Conference grants to the United Hias Service.

United Hias Service: Claims Conference Payments 1962

File ORG.614: United Hias Service: Second European Emigration Conference - Conference Proceedings 1955

Old Folder Number: 3

Conference proceedings on migration and UHS activities around the world.

United Hias Service: Second European Emigration Conference – Conference Proceedings 1955

File ORG.615: United Hias Service: Proceedings of Third and Sixth Annual Migration Conferences 1956, 1959

Old Folder Number: O 1230 B.1

Conference proceedings on migration and UHS activities around the world. Joke from page 9 of 1959 conference proceedings: One of the stories they used to tell long ago, before the second World War, about a Jew who was going from Poland to Israel and back constantly. Somebody asked him: “Why don’t you make up your mind and settle, either in Poland or in Israel? Where do you feel better?” He said: “I feel better always on the boat, going back and forth.”

United Hias Service: Proceedings of Third and Sixth Annual Migration Conferences 1956, 1959

File ORG.616: United Hias Service: Seventh Annual Migration Conference - Report on Conference Proceedings 1961

Old Folder Number: 24

Conference proceedings on migration and UHS activities around the world.

United Hias Service: Seventh Annual Migration Conference – Report on Conference Proceedings 1961

File ORG.617: United Hias Service: Eighth Annual Migration Conference - Report on Conference Proceedings 1962

Old Folder Number: O-1230-B

Conference proceedings on migration and UHS activities around the world.

United Hias Service: Eighth Annual Migration Conference – Report on Conference Proceedings 1962

File ORG.618: United Hias Service: Ninth Annual Migration Conference - Report on Conference Proceedings 1963

Old Folder Number: O-1230-C

Conference proceedings on migration and UHS activities around the world.

United Hias Service: Ninth Annual Migration Conference – Report on Conference Proceedings 1963

File ORG.619: United Hias Service: Emigration Reports 1956, 1958-1959

Old Folder Number: O-1230.1

Monthly statistical reports covering active registrations and assisted departures broken down by country of destination, area of resettlement, emigration office, and other headings. The reports cover July and August of 1956 and the whole years of 1958 and 1959.

United Hias Service: Emigration Reports 1956, 1958-1959

File ORG.620: United Hias Service: Emigration Reports 1960-1962

Old Folder Number: O-1230.1A

Monthly statistical reports covering active registrations and assisted departures broken down by country of destination, area of resettlement, emigration office, and other headings.

United Hias Service: Emigration Reports 1960-1962

File ORG.621: United Hias Service: Emigration Reports 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: O-1230.1A.1

Monthly statistical reports covering active registrations and assisted departures broken down by country of destination, area of resettlement, emigration office, and other headings.

United Hias Service: Emigration Reports 1963-1964

File ORG.622: United Hias Service: General 1954-1958

Old Folder Number: O-1230

Correspondence, financial statements, statistics, information bulletins, report, copy of resolution authorizing Louis Horowitz to act on behalf of the United Hias Service (UHS), minutes of meetings, conference programs, and copy of agreement between the UHS and the US government. Topics covered include notifications of the
creation of United Hias Service by a merger of HIAS and the United Service for New Americans, and the transfer of JDC’s emigration department; transportation policies of the UHS; the relationship between JDC and the UHS; US immigration policies; potential UHS activities in North Africa; the impact of emigration on cash relief caseloads; Charles Jordan’s participation in a UHS conference; and other matters relating to UHS.

United Hias Service: General 1954-1958

File ORG.623: United Hias Service: General 1959-1963

Old Folder Number: O-1230 “A”

Correspondence, cross reference forms, special information bulletins, meeting notes, press clippings, minutes of meeting of board of directors of the United Hias Service, press release, text of proposed bill, analysis of proposed bill, statistical report, and meeting agenda. Topics covered include a legal assistance program of the UNHCR in Latin America, US immigration policies and regulations, emigration from Cuba, conference plans, Bahai men sentenced to death in Morocco, expenses for transmigrants in Belgium, immigration to Australia, and other matters.

United Hias Service: General 1959-1963

File ORG.624: United Hias Service: General 1959, 1962-1963

Old Folder Number: G-32.1

Criteria for emigration from Morocco with comments; correspondence; and cables. Topics covered include emigration from Morocco, personnel arrangements in Germany after an office closure, a possible visit to Cuba, meetings with prominent people, and coordination among Jewish organizations to avoid tensions with governments.

United Hias Service: General 1959, 1962-1963

File ORG.625: United Hias Service: General 1964

Old Folder Number: O-1230b

Correspondence, text of remarks, memoranda, press clippings, report, conference programs, bill, and invitation list. Topics covered include U.S. immigration legislation, immigrant aid in countries around the world, potential sources of financial support, the situation of the Jews remaining in Algeria, and events related to the United Hias Service.

United Hias Service: General 1964

File ORG.626: United Hias Service: Henri Elfenbein Correspondence 1955

Old Folder Number: 3

Outgoing and incoming correspondence of Henri Elfenbein, cross reference forms, standard promissory note forms, special information bulletin, inter-office memos, analysis of amendments to regulations, expenditure breakdown, credit note, and invoices. Topics covered include promissory notes, potential immigration opportunities in Rhodesia and Nyasaland, immigration schemes in the United Kingdom and Sweden, emigration of difficult cases from China, contact with the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, administrative matters, help to specific people, US immigration regulations, payments relating to the United Hias Service, emigration from Egypt, a Quaker delegation to China, and other migration matters. Henri Elfenbein, in addition to his position at JDC, also represented the United Hias Service in Geneva.

United Hias Service: Henri Elfenbein Correspondence 1955

File ORG.627: United Hias Service: Henri Elfenbein Correspondence 1956-1957

Old Folder Number: 3.1

Outgoing and incoming correspondence of Henri Elfenbein, cross reference forms, inter-office memos, minutes of meetings, list of Jewish refugees from China, meeting agenda, invoices, list of passage rates, and other documents. Topics covered include individual migration cases, primarily from China; inter-organizational arrangements and agreements; cooperation and interaction between voluntary agencies and the US government; personal matters of purchases and payments; registration of agencies in Austria; emigration from China; a trip of the United Nations High Commissioner to Latin America; meetings relating to migration; Swedish and Norwegian schemes to accept refugees; relations between the UNHCR and voluntary agencies; immigration possibilities in Venezuela; settlement of difficult cases in Switzerland; a revolving fund for loans to migrants; Hungarian and Egyptian refugee situations; and other matters relating to migration. Henri Elfenbein held positions with both the JDC and the UHS.

United Hias Service: Henri Elfenbein Correspondence 1956-1957

File ORG.628: United Hias Service: Henri Elfenbein File 1957-1958

Old Folder Number: 3

Directory of United Hias Service (UHS) offices, correspondence, inter-office memos containing UHS news, credit notes, invoices, cross reference forms, minutes and summary of meetings, questionnaires for potential US immigrants, cost estimate, and list of families. Topics covered include help to individual refugees, many from China or Egypt; emigration and refugee movements from Egypt; Shanghai gold reserves; VIP visitors; conference costs; accounting; the closing of Camp Rothschild Hospital in Vienna, and other matters.

United Hias Service: Henri Elfenbein File 1957-1958

File ORG.629: United Hias Service: Henri Elfenbein File 1958-1959

Old Folder Number: 8.1

Correspondence, press release, blank registration questionnaires, list of emigrants leaving through Brussels airports, list of migrants in China, list of delegates and guests for migration conference, conference agenda, invoice, and list of migrants who arrived in Genoa. Topics covered include aid to individual refugees, an award to the president of Brazil for his aid to migrants, an UNREF project to aid Egyptian refugees settling in South America, processing of refugees from China, aid to Jews in Egypt provided through the International Red Cross, transportation and resettlement of Jewish refugees from Egypt, transfer of Jewish cemeteries in China, a Claims Conference grant for the United Hias Service, Romanian refugees, contributions to the Frans Kooijman fund, and other matters.

United Hias Service: Henri Elfenbein File 1958-1959

File ORG.630: United Hias Service: Henri Elfenbein File 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: 8.2

Correspondence, text of amendment to immigration law, excerpt from report, revision of Claims Conference application, financial and statistical tables, blank UNHCR legal counseling form, cargo damage report, employee list, and copy of rental contract. Topics covered include help to individual refugees, a request to the US Department of State for aid for refugees from Egypt, support for Egyptian Jews through the International Red Cross, European refugees from China, immigration possibilities in Mexico, aid for refugees living in Austria, potential office spaces for the United Hias Service (UHS) in Geneva, an International Rescue Committee rest home, applications for various sources of funding for UHS, pledges for UN refugee activities, preparation of an exhibit on UHS activities, legal assistance to refugees in Latin America, World Refugee Year activities and project suggestions, contacts with important people involved in migration matters, a revolving fund of the Intergovernmental Committee on European Migration, a planned move of UHS European headquarters to Geneva, and other matters.

United Hias Service: Henri Elfenbein File 1959-1960

File ORG.631: United Hias Service: Henri Elfenbein File 1960-1961

Old Folder Number: Ref. 6A

Correspondence, report on Jewish migration in the post-war period, message to refugees, copy of agreement between the United Hias Service (UHS) and UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), list of real estate companies and their housing offerings, and list of housing requests by UHS staff. Topics covered include preparation for transfer of UHS European headquarters to a Geneva office, a World Council of Churches migration conference, UHS activities in Portugal, indemnification for people persecuted by the Nazis on account of their nationality, an agreement between UHS and the UNHCR for aid to refugees from the United Arab Republic emigrating to South America, World Refugee Year allocations, housing and schooling for UHS staff moving to Geneva, US immigration regulations, and other matters.

United Hias Service: Henri Elfenbein File 1960-1961

File ORG.632: United Hias Service: Henri Elfenbein File 1961-1965

Old Folder Number: Ref. 6B

Correspondence, bill, meeting summary, questionnaire filled out by the United Hias Service (UHS), employment ad, business offers, grant application, minutes of meeting of UHS board of directors, and press clippings. Topics covered include World Refugee Year immigrants presumed to be under the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee’s mandate, fall-out of transients in Austria, Geneva office space and related installations and services, Egyptian emigration arrangements, influx of refugees from Egypt into France, UHS activities related to United Nations affairs, a request for migration statistics, subvention request by old age homes in Latin America to the UNHCR, resettlement possibilities in Belgium, communication and coordination between organizations, and other matters.

United Hias Service: Henri Elfenbein File 1961-1965

File ORG.632.1: United Hias Service: HIAS-USNA Merger Document 1954, 1960, 1963

Old Folder Number: G-13

Copy of contract from 1954 with cover note from 1963.

United Hias Service: HIAS-USNA Merger Document 1954, 1960, 1963

File ORG.633: United Hias Service: In-Service Training Course 1955

Old Folder Number:

Minutes of in-service training course on casework technique for the United Hias Service in Paris and correspondence relating to the training course.

United Hias Service: In-Service Training Course 1955

File ORG.633.1: United Hias Service: Legal Department File 1955, 1961

Old Folder Number: 131

Correspondence, copy of resolution of authority, resume, article, and interpretive statement. Topics covered include legal and administrative matters of the United Hias Service and its director general Louis Horwitz.

United Hias Service: Legal Department File 1955, 1961

File ORG.635: United Hias Service: Medical Department File 1955-1956

Old Folder Number: 9

Correspondence, conference agenda, and outline of study plan. Topics covered include U.S. policy regarding immigration of people with tuberculosis and an invitation to attend a United Hias Service conference.

United Hias Service: Medical Department File 1955-1956

File ORG.636: United Hias Service: Poland Correspondence and Departure Lists 1964

Old Folder Number: OO-407

Correspondence regarding intermarriage and economics. Lists of people departing Poland, most with help from the United Hias Service (UHS), who had been in touch with the UHS.

United Hias Service: Poland Correspondence and Departure Lists 1964

File ORG.637: United Hias Service: UHS - Jewish Agency - Care and Maintenance - Transmigrants 1959-1964

Old Folder Number: 10

Correspondence, minutes of meetings, draft of resolutions, and statistical table. Topics covered include transmigrants in Austria not wishing to proceed to Israel; coordination between the JDC, Jewish Agency, and United Hias Service in helping transmigrant refugees and avoiding potential obstructions to continued movement; potential transmigration of Romanians through Belgium; and transmigrants in Italy.

United Hias Service: UHS – Jewish Agency – Care and Maintenance – Transmigrants 1959-1964

File ORG.638: United Hias Service: World Refugee Year 1960

Old Folder Number: 3

Project descriptions, correspondence, texts of resolutions, and press clipping. Topics covered include potential United Hias Service (UHS) projects for World Refugee Year, an expected allocation to the UHS, and other matters relating to World Refugee Year.

United Hias Service: World Refugee Year 1960

Series 25: United Jewish Appeal (UJA)

The United Jewish Appeal (UJA) series contains correspondence, cables, notes, itineraries, texts of speeches, a copy of an agreement, press releases, news clippings, reports, bulletins, and publications. Files include information on visitors and individual VIPs; the situation of refugees from iron curtain countries; fundraising campaigns; and speakers from JDC or recommended by JDC staff. Letters, texts of speeches, publications, and newspaper clippings tell the story of Jewish needs around the world to be met by the campaigns and emphasize the responsibility of UJA donors to do their part. Some of the material regards long-term planning for priorities to be met with UJA funds, particularly the needs of North African Jewry and Israel.

File ORG.639: United Jewish Appeal: Akiva Kohane - UJA Tour 1963

Old Folder Number: 28

Correspondence, notes, programs of events, and business cards relating to Akiva Kohane’s tour of speaking and fundraising in the United States for the UJA.

United Jewish Appeal: Akiva Kohane – UJA Tour 1963

File ORG.640: United Jewish Appeal: Delegations 1955-1956

Old Folder Number: S 3002.3″A”

Correspondence, cables, and program itinerary. Topics covered include visiting groups associated with the UJA, a planned visit of executive directors to Morocco and its cancellation, expenditures on behalf of UJA, arrangements for visits to Tunis and its cancellation due to a missed plane, and participation of a UJA delegation in a JDC country directors conference.

United Jewish Appeal: Delegations 1955-1956

File ORG.641: United Jewish Appeal: Delegations 1957

Old Folder Number: S 3002.3″B”

Cables, correspondence, community giving statistics, biographical data on executive directors of Jewish federations, lists of visitors, and press release. Topics covered include visits of groups and VIPs associated with the UJA, what to show to a UJA mission in Israel to acquaint them with Malben, the itinerary for a group visiting Paris, and what visitors in Vienna should see.

United Jewish Appeal: Delegations 1957

File ORG.642: United Jewish Appeal: Delegation 1958-1961

Old Folder Number: O-1040.2

Correspondence, cables, notes on interactions with visitors to Rome, press clipping, itineraries, and list of UJA mission members. Topics include itineraries and arrangements for UJA delegations and VIP visitors, a trip of Rabbi Morris Lieberman to Poland, visits by UJA field staff, visits by women’s division delegations, a JDC session at a UJA conference, journalists brought to Israel and Vienna by the UJA, expenditures on behalf of missions, speakers, and follow up from individual visitors.

United Jewish Appeal: Delegation 1958-1961

File ORG.643: United Jewish Appeal: Delegation 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: O-1040.2.1

Correspondence, cables, itineraries, press release, schedule of JDC speakers visiting the United States, and notes on visitors to Italy. Topics covered include UJA missions and visits of VIPs associated with the UJA, travel and hotel arrangements, agendas of activities, particular care needed for VIPs, what messages to communicate to visitors and how, expenses, speakers, needs for publicity or lack thereof, a report on Israel and its needs by Herbert Friedman, and the importance of education for the children of North African countries.

United Jewish Appeal: Delegation 1962-1964

File ORG.644.1: United Jewish Appeal: Estate Taxes 1956

Old Folder Number: 135

Correspondence regarding estate tax law in the case of property willed to the United Jewish Appeal.

United Jewish Appeal: Estate Taxes 1956

File ORG.645: United Jewish Appeal: General 1955-1958

Old Folder Number: O-1040

Text of report of Rabbi Herbert Friedman at the JDC country directors conference, drafts of proposed statement of UJA policy with respect to fundraising on the basis of the needs of Jewish communities in Moslem countries, correspondence, cables, text for insertion to budget presentation, texts of speeches by Chaim Herzog and Herbert Friedman, text of speech by Ralph Segalman, text of speech by Edward M. M. Warburg, press clippings, press release, information pamphlet, and copy of UJA agreement for 1959-1963. Topics covered include UJA campaigns and the values and needs that animate them, how to raise funds for Jews in Muslim countries without worsening their situation through problematic publicity, Henry Levy and Sam Haber as a UJA speakers, JDC budgeting in relations to overall Jewish needs, a public relations emergency stemming from reporting about statements by Henry Levy, dangers facing Israel and North African Jewry, fundraising in response to the needs of refugees, and a Jerusalem conference of the UJA.

United Jewish Appeal: General 1955-1958

File ORG.646: United Jewish Appeal: General 1958-1964

Old Folder Number: O-1040 “A”

Correspondence, cables, copy of the UJA Agreement for 1959-1963, invitation to UJA conference, material for newsletter, statement regarding UJA’s tax exempt status, press release, chart of funds raised by communities by year, flight itinerary, notes on meeting, and notes on visitors to Rome. Topics covered include a visit of journalists to Israel and Vienna organized by the UJA, visits of VIPs and missions associated with the UJA, showing visitors the situation with regard to Romanian refugees, the difficulty of communicating the JDC story to UJA contributors and what to do about it, response to criticism by the anti-Zionist American Council for Judaism, speakers for the UJA, publicity connected to fundraising, a letter from Herbert Friedman reporting on the situation of refugees and absorption of olim, and comments on fundraising for schools in Israel.

United Jewish Appeal: General 1958-1964

File ORG.647: United Jewish Appeal: Information Material 1957-1959

Old Folder Number: O-1040.1

Copies of press clippings, memoranda, and letters distributed by the UJA regarding the situation of Israel and Jews around the world, their needs, and what UJA-funded agencies, including the JDC, were doing to meet the needs.

United Jewish Appeal: Information Material 1957-1959

File ORG.648: United Jewish Appeal: Information Material 1959-1962, 1964

Old Folder Number: O-1040.1.1

Copies of press clippings and letters distributed by the UJA, UJA Campaign News bulletins, correspondence, cables, UJA Appeal newspaper, publication containing article, and copies of Report to Members of the National Campaign Council. Topics covered include the situation of Jews around the world and Israel; fundraising; how UJA funds were being used to meet Jewish needs, including through the JDC; publicity; and the young leadership program of the UJA.

United Jewish Appeal: Information Material 1959-1962, 1964

File ORG.649: United Jewish Appeal: Information Material 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: O-1040.1A

Press clippings with covering notes, letters containing Rabbi Herbert Friedman’s reports on Jewish needs around the world and the work funded by the UJA, fundraising campaign update, texts of addresses, press releases, invitation to conference, and report on Israel’s major educational needs. Topics covered include Jewish needs the world over; activities of the Jewish Agency, JDC, and United Hias Service funded by the UJA; and the goals and progress of fundraising campaigns to meet the needs.

United Jewish Appeal: Information Material 1962-1964

File ORG.650: United Jewish Appeal: Mr. Charles H. Jordan - Material on UJA Campaign 1957

Old Folder Number: 31

Reports on donors, correspondence, invitation to fundraising dinner, text of speech, itinerary, and program dinner. The file consists of preparatory material, including community and donor profiles on Peoria, Illinois and Kansas City, for a fundraising trip by Charles Jordan.

United Jewish Appeal: Mr. Charles H. Jordan – Material on UJA Campaign 1957

File ORG.651: United Jewish Appeal: My Brother's Keeper - A Picture Story of the United Jewish Appeal 1939-1958
File ORG.652: United Jewish Appeal: Reports to Members of the National Campaign Council 1960-1962

Old Folder Number: O-1040.1

Reports on UJA campaigns, including amounts raised, events held, and messages about the needs to be met.

United Jewish Appeal: Reports to Members of the National Campaign Council 1960-1962

File ORG.653: United Jewish Appeal: Special Projects 1960-1962

Old Folder Number: O-1040.3

Correspondence, outline to be used for project suggestion, cost estimates for buildings, and file notes. Material relates to a scheme to increase UJA fundraising by offering donors the possibility of sponsoring particular projects.

United Jewish Appeal: Special Projects 1960-1962

File ORG.654: United Jewish Appeal: Special Projects - New York UJA 1960-1961, 1963

Old Folder Number: 1

Correspondence, project descriptions, file notes, and financial table. The materials relate to potential projects to be “adopted” by groups of donors in order to increase general fundraising of the New York UJA, including projects in Belgium, France, Iran, Israel, and Italy.

United Jewish Appeal: Special Projects – New York UJA 1960-1961, 1963

Series 25.1: United Restitution Organization (URO)

The United Restitution Organization (URO) series contains correspondence, financial and audit reports, narrative reports, and minutes of meetings regarding the administration and activities of the organization.

File ORG.654.1: United Restitution Organization January-July 1955

Old Folder Number: 2

Correpondence, financial statements and tables, statistics, and reports regarding the administration and activities of the United Restitution Organization.

United Restitution Organization January-July 1955

File ORG.654.2: United Restitution Organization August-December 1955

Old Folder Number: 1

Correspondence, budgets, statistics, and report regarding the administration and activities of the United Restitution Organization.

United Restitution Organization August-December 1955

File ORG.654.3: United Restitution Organization 1956

Old Folder Number: 1

Correspondence, budgets, and financial and statistical reports regarding the administration and activity of the United Restitution Organization.

United Restitution Organization 1956

File ORG.654.4: United Restitution Organization 1957

Old Folder Number: 5

Correspondence, reports, financial and statistical tables, and minutes of meetings regarding the administration and activities of the United Restitution Organization.

United Restitution Organization 1957

File ORG.654.5: United Restitution Organization 1958

Old Folder Number: 4

Correspondence, minutes of meetings, financial and narrative reports, audits, and budget regarding the administration and activities of the United Restitution Organization.

United Restitution Organization 1958

File ORG.654.6: United Restitution Organization 1959

Old Folder Number: 3

Correspondence, financial and audit reports, narrative report, and minutes of meetings regarding the administration and activities of the United Restitution Organization.

United Restitution Organization 1959

File ORG.654.7: United Restitution Organization 1960

Old Folder Number: 2

Correspondence, financial reports and tables, statistics, and minutes of meetings regarding the administration and activities of the United Restitution Organization.

United Restitution Organization 1960

File ORG.654.8: United Restitution Organization 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: 1

Correspondence, reports and statistics, notes, and minutes of meetings regarding the administration and activities of the United Restitution Organization.

United Restitution Organization 1961-1964

File ORG.654.9: United Restitution Organization: Minutes of Meetings 1955-1956

Old Folder Number: 5

Minutes of meetings of the board of directors and the budget committee of the United Restitution Organization and related documents.

United Restitution Organization: Minutes of Meetings 1955-1956

Series 26: World Jewish Congress (WJC)

The World Jewish Congress (WJC) series includes correspondence, publications, reports, articles, and other documents. Topics covered include antisemitism, trips of Alex Easterman of the World Jewish Congress to North Africa, meetings between Easterman and Charles Jordan, and other matters.

One file is restricted as a case file. Please see our Access & Restrictions Policy.

File ORG.655: World Jewish Congress: General 1955-1957

Old Folder Number: O-80

Correspondence, publications on antisemitism and Middle Eastern press, invitations, and music congress program. Topics covered include acquisition of a copy of a publication, condolences on the death of Noah Barou, a Jewish music congress, and other matters.

World Jewish Congress: General 1955-1957

File ORG.656: World Jewish Congress: General 1958-1962, 1964

Old Folder Number: O-80 A

Correspondence, report, articles, and memo on Neo-Nazism. Topics covered include Alex Easterman’s trips to North Africa and exchange of information about that region, meetings between Easterman and Charles Jordan, condolences on the death of Dr. Isaac Schwarzbart, meetings on cultural subjects, the situation of Jews in East Germany, and other matters.

World Jewish Congress: General 1958-1962, 1964

Record Group: Government

File ORG.658: American Embassy in Paris 1957

Old Folder Number: S 1011

Letter regarding cancellation of event due to departure of the U.S. ambassador. Letters of thanks for contributions to American institutions in Paris with which U.S. ambassadors were associated.

American Embassy in Paris 1957

File ORG.659: Committee on Foreign Relations 1956

Old Folder Number: C-26

Correspondence, questionnaire, resolution of the Senate, distribution list, and responses to the questionnaire. The material relates to questionnaires answered by high-level staff of the JDC who were American citizens regarding United States foreign aid, its effects, and recommendations. The questionnaires were distributed and answered at the request of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the U.S. Senate.

Committee on Foreign Relations 1956

File ORG.659.1: Foreign Operations Administration 1954-1955

Old Folder Number: 11

Correspondence regarding health and medical aid, minutes of meeting, and reprint of article “The Organization of Voluntary Foreign Aid 1939-1953.”

Foreign Operations Administration 1954-1955

File ORG.660: Israeli Embassy in Vienna 1963

Old Folder Number: 27

Letter to Israeli embassy in Vienna requesting list of children at a school.

Israeli Embassy in Vienna 1963

File ORG.661: Peace Corps Members 1961, 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: S-P/6/0

Correspondence regarding potential use of Peace Corps volunteers for JDC programs. Paper with ideas for training of foreign students and American professionals for work abroad.

Peace Corps Members 1961, 1963-1964

File ORG.662: Prefecture de Police - Societe Amicale de Prevoyance de la Prefecture de Police 1955, 1957

Old Folder Number: O-1310

Correspondence regarding purchase of tickets to police galas.

Prefecture de Police – Societe Amicale de Prevoyance de la Prefecture de Police 1955, 1957

File ORG.662.1: Templar Funds 1956-1957

Old Folder Number: P-18

Correspondence, agreement memorandum, regarding negotiations between Jewish Restitution Successor Organization, JDC and Jewish Agency. JDC and the Jewish Agency agreed to loan some of the funds they will receive from the German government to the Israeli government, to be used as reparations to the Templars for their property in Israel. The request was repeated in 1957 and turned down.

Templar Funds 1956-1957

File ORG.663: USDA Supplies for Belgium 1958-1959, 1961

Old Folder Number: 29

Notes, correspondence, and receipt and distribution forms. Topics covered include the use of food supplies from the United States Department of Agriculture. Cheese, rice, and dried beans were distributed to local welfare agencies until they became available locally, and subsequently requests were received for oil and vegetable shortening when they became available.

USDA Supplies for Belgium 1958-1959, 1961

File ORG.663.1: U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare - Correspondence 1963

Old Folder Number: G-54

Correspondence, list of institutions benefitting from JDC grants in Belgium, Denmark, Holland, Sweden and Switzerland, regarding upcoming visit of secretary of title to Europe.

U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare – Correspondence 1963

File ORG.664: U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare - International Research Program 1964

Old Folder Number: O-1650

Publications “What it is – The Welfare Administration – What it Does” and “Guide and Instructions for Preparing Proposals in Social Welfare and Maternal and Child Health.” Letter asking if there are any research proposals to submit.

U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare – International Research Program 1964

File ORG.664.01: U.S. Foreign Assistance Programs 1956

Old Folder Number: 140

Article, correspondence, questionnaire from the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and answers written by Jerome Jacobson.

U.S. Foreign Assistance Programs 1956

Series 1: United States Escapee Program (USEP)

The United States Escapee Program (USEP) series contains correspondence, copies of contracts and amendments to contracts, USEP newsletters, lists of Romanian transmigrants, a report on a survey of counseling services, and reports on the status of USEP projects. The USEP was a United States government program run by the International Cooperation Administration and then transferred to the Department of State. It aided refugees from communist countries, frequently working through voluntary organizations, with which it signed contracts defining the amounts and nature of aid to be provided. These organizations included JDC and the United Hias Service, which cooperated to aid Jewish refugees. USEP provided grants for maintenance, emigration, or integration of registered refugees, and also contributed to the salaries of people working to make arrangements for the refugees.

File ORG.664.1: USEP: Austria 1959-1963

Old Folder Number: Ref 88.1

Correspondence, contract, between Vienna JDC staff and headquarters, USEP personnel, regarding USEP. Care was given in Austria for escapees from the Hungarian revolt, Romania.

USEP: Austria 1959-1963

File ORG.665: USEP: Austria 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: 24

Correspondence, lists of Rumanian transmigrants with birthdays and number of relief days or relief expenditures (hundreds of names), and blank expense form. Topics covered include applications by JDC for funds from the United States Escapee Program (USEP), aid to Romanian transmigrants in Austria, and payments by the USEP.

USEP: Austria 1961-1964

File ORG.665.01: USEP: Austria and Italy 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: 5

Correspondence, file memoranda, progress reports, regarding reduction in USEP allocations; care and maintenance of escapees in Austria and Italy; application to USEP for 1965.

USEP: Austria and Italy 1963-1964

File ORG.665.1: USEP: Belgium, England, France 1958-1963

Old Folder Number: Ref 88.2

Correspondence, lists, registration cards, meeting minutes, study for extension of contract, regarding USEP cases in title countries, contracts. Aid included that given to Polish, Hungarian, Romanian refugees in Belgium; Hungarian, Egyptian and Polish refugees in France. Some individual cases also appear in Subject Matter: Case Files.

USEP: Belgium, England, France 1958-1963

File ORG.666: USEP: Benelux and France 1958-1961

Old Folder Number: 28

Correspondence, lists of actual or potential aid recipients, personal data forms, copy of contract, financial and statistical table, memorandum on meeting, and notes. Topics covered include aid to Hungarian refugees in Belgium, the Netherlands, and France and case details and USEP eligibility of families and individuals. The file appears to have been kept by Leonard Seidenman.

USEP: Benelux and France 1958-1961

File ORG.666.1: USEP: Benelux and France 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: 5.1

Correspondence regarding care for escapees in France, with some letters regarding Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands as well.

USEP: Benelux and France 1963-1964

File ORG.667: USEP: Benelux - USEP and UNHCR 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: 18

Correspondence, memorandum, file note, and invitation. Correspondence covers relations with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and possibilities for German restitution for refugees on account of persecution by reason of nationality. Letters stating that individuals or families have been declared eligible by the United States Escapee Program.

USEP: Benelux – USEP and UNHCR 1961-1964

File ORG.668: USEP: Breakdown of Disbursements 1957-1961

Old Folder Number: 16

Financial tables regarding aid to clients.

USEP: Breakdown of Disbursements 1957-1961

File ORG.669: USEP: Budget Department File 1962-1963

Old Folder Number: 6

Correspondence, financial charts, and copies of contracts. Topics covered include applications for funds from the United States Escapee Program to aid refugees, invoices for expenditures, and reporting.

USEP: Budget Department File 1962-1963

File ORG.669.1: USEP: Cases 1959-1961

Old Folder Number: Ref.89

Correspondence, registration cards, forms, names lists, regarding individual cases helped or proposed to be helped under United States Escapee Program.

USEP: Cases 1959-1961

File ORG.669.2: USEP: Correspondence and Cases 1958-1961

Old Folder Number: Ref.89.1

Correspondence, registration cards, forms, regarding salary reimbursements for employee in France; individual cases helped under USEP program, re-establishment project proposals.

USEP: Correspondence and Cases 1958-1961

File ORG.669.3: USEP: Correspondence and Contracts 1958-1961

Old Folder Number: Ref.89.2

Correspondence, names lists, contracts, study for extension of contract, regarding proposed cases for aid and financial arrangements.

USEP: Correspondence and Contracts 1958-1961

File ORG.669.11: USEP: Contracts and Case Lists 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: 4

Correspondence, contracts, and case lists regarding individuals from Eastern European countries aided in Western Europe.

USEP: Contracts and Case Lists 1961-1964

File ORG.670: USEP: Counselling Program 1955-1957

Old Folder Number: 1139.15.1

Correspondence, survey report, cables, notes, news extract, copy of contract, meeting agenda, curriculum vitae, and minutes of meeting. Topics covered include a proposed training course for USEP counsellors, arrangements for a survey of counselling activities carried on by voluntary agencies, reactions to the survey, meetings related to the survey and subsequent planning, preferable approaches to counseling, and the implementation of the training project.

USEP: Counselling Program 1955-1957

File ORG.671: USEP: General January-June 1955

Old Folder Number: 1139.15 B

Correspondence, copies of contracts and agreements between the Government of the United States and JDC, amendments to contracts, financial and statistical tables, statement of objectives of the United States Escapee Program (USEP), statement on eligibility for USEP, blank local integration report form, status report on USEP projects in Germany, USEP fiscal regulations, and USEP press release. Topics covered include agreements for the U.S. government to pay for aid to refugees provided by JDC, institutional placement for elderly refugees in Vienna, insurance for refugees in Italy, aid to refugees in Austria, banking and accounting relating to funds received from USEP, potential distribution of aid in cash as opposed to coupons, and other matters.

USEP: General January-June 1955

File ORG.672: USEP: General July-December 1955

Old Folder Number: 1139.15 B.1

Correspondence, financial and statistical tables on services and supplies provided by USEP in Austria, copies of amendments to USEP-JDC contracts, blank project proposal form, standard blank copy of pension plan contract, and handwritten notes. Topics covered include contracts between USEP and JDC, aid to refugees in Austria, insurance plans for elderly refugees in Italy, aid for an individual who settled in Israel, aid to refugees in Germany, financial and accounting matters, and a meeting between USEP and voluntary agencies.

USEP: General July-December 1955

File ORG.673: USEP: General 1956

Old Folder Number: 1139.15 C

Correspondence, list of European directors of voluntary agencies, financial tables on project status in Germany, amendments to contracts, draft of memorandum, and United States Escapee Program (USEP) newsletter. Topics covered include assistance to individual refugees and categories of refugees, USEP policies, contracts with USEP, the potential use of cash assistance as opposed to coupons in Italy, and other matters.

USEP: General 1956

File ORG.674: USEP: General 1957

Old Folder Number: 1139.15 “D”

Correspondence, financial tables, note, meeting agenda, and an amendment to a contract. Topics covered include a Unites States Escapee Program (USEP) contract for Germany, USEP policies regarding eligibility and assistance, arrangements for meetings, and a gift for a departing USEP employee.

USEP: General 1957

File ORG.675: USEP: General 1958

Old Folder Number: V.A. – 1139.15 E

Correspondence, copy of contract between the Government of the United States and the United Hias Service for institutional care for refugees, text of address by Richard R. Brown, list of refugees needing help and type of aid requested for them, copy of contract between the Government of the United States and JDC, amendment to contract, blank project proposal form, and invoice. Topics covered include contracts for assistance to refugees with funds provided from the United States Escapee Program to JDC and other voluntary agencies, assistance to Hungarian refugees, application for aid for Hungarian refugees in France, aid to refugees in Belgium, and aid to refugees in the Netherlands. Tab “Richard Brown’s Speech” contains correspondence, minutes of meetings, and draft of report regarding reactions to a speech on how to meet refugee needs.

USEP: General 1958

File ORG.675.1: USEP: General 1958-1962, 1964

Old Folder Number: Ref 88

Correspondence, questionnaires, regarding USEP policies, funding of emigrants from Iron Curtain countries handled by JDC, local integration grants, possibility of including Egyptian refugees as well.

USEP: General 1958-1962, 1964

File ORG.676: USEP: General 1959-1962

Old Folder Number: VA – 1139.15 F

Correspondence, cross-reference forms, copy of contract, copy of contract amendment, financial table, and short lists of potential or actual assistees. Topics covered include eligibility and registration of refugees for the United States Escapee Program (USEP), USEP contracts with JDC and allocations, procedures of communication and accounting, negotiations regarding the USEP contracts for various countries, USEP help for non-USEP-eligible refugees, US immigration policy, annuities for the aged in Austria, late registration of Hungarian refugees in Holland, and particular cases submitted to USEP.

USEP: General 1959-1962

File ORG.676.1: USEP: Germany, Holland 1958-1962

Old Folder Number: Ref 88.3

Correspondence, invoices, names lists, regarding USEP budgets for Germany; individual cases in Holland.

USEP: Germany, Holland 1958-1962

File ORG.677: USEP: Henri Elfenbein File 1955-1958

Old Folder Number: 5

Correspondence, cross reference forms, newsletters of the USEP, and the Preliminary Report of the Counselling Survey Team of the Voluntary Agencies Under the Auspices of the United States Escapee Program. Topics covered in the correspondence include potential participation of the USEP in a Norwegian scheme for accepting refugees and conferences related to refugee issues. The report deals with counselling services provided to refugees by agencies and how to improve them.

USEP: Henri Elfenbein File 1955-1958

File ORG.677.1: USEP: Italy 1958-1963

Old Folder Number: Ref 88.4

Correspondence, invoices, names lists, regarding USEP contracts for Italy.

USEP: Italy 1958-1963

File ORG.677.2: USEP: Legal 1955, 1958-1959

Old Folder Number: 2

Correspondence, file memoranda, regarding procedures to be followed in care for refugees from Communist countries under US grants.

USEP: Legal 1955, 1958-1959

File ORG.677.3: USEP: Official Correspondence 1961-1964

Correspondence, circulars, progress reports, drafts of reports and reports, between JDC and USEP officials regarding receipt of funding; reporting on programs; policies; 1963 explanation of granting of emigration rights to Romanian Jews.

USEP: Official Correspondence 1961-1964

File ORG.678: USEP: Project Status Reports 1954-1961

Old Folder Number: 17

Reports on the status of approved projects of the United States Escapee Program and cover letters for some of the reports.

USEP: Project Status Reports 1954-1961

File ORG.678.1: USEP: United HIAS Service 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: 5.2

Correspondence regarding joint submission of applications for grants taking care of refugees from Communist countries.

USEP: United HIAS Service 1963-1964

File ORG.679: USEP: USEP News 1958-1961

Old Folder Number: VA – 1139.15.2

Copies of “USEP News Vol Agency” bulletin, letter, and cross-reference form.

USEP: USEP News 1958-1961

Record Group: Intergovernmental

File ORG.679.1: International Labor Office ILO: Conferences 1955-1956, 1958

Old Folder Number: 119

Correspondence, reporting, regarding attendance at conferences sponsored by the International Labor Organization, including the European Conference on Vocational Training. In addition, contains a report on Social Security legislation in various European countries.

International Labor Office ILO: Conferences 1955-1956, 1958

File ORG.680: International Labour Office ILO: Correspondence 1955-1958

Old Folder Number: 1, 4

Correspondence regarding issues such as: requests for ILO publications; European conference on vocational training and report; documents on social security; requests; and ILO newsletters; lung diseases and new steps.

International Labour Office ILO: Correspondence 1955-1958

File ORG.681: International Labour Office ILO: Industry and Labour

Old Folder Number: 28

The ILO volume entitled Industry and Labour.

International Labour Office ILO: Industry and Labour

File ORG.682: International Rescue Committee Activities 1955, 1958-1960

Old Folder Number: VA.1219

Correspondence on: IRC activities in Austria, Belgium and France regarding Rumanian refugees; IRC assistance to Egyptian refugees in France; the IRC and American Council for Judaism.

International Rescue Committee Activities 1955, 1958-1960

File ORG.683: MEDICO International Rescue Committee 1958

Old Folder Number: 13

Information on MEDICO and whether the AJDC can work with it.

MEDICO International Rescue Committee 1958

File ORG.684: International Tracing Service ITS 1955

Old Folder Number: 1702.1

Correspondence on the available documents at Bad Arolsen, research for information especially on Austria and the proposed candidate to head the ITS.

International Tracing Service ITS 1955

File ORG.684.1: International Tracing Service 1955-1958, 1961, 1964

Old Folder Number: 122

Correspondence, agreements, notes, regarding future administration of the ITS center in Bad Arolsen; microfilming of ITS records; request of ITS to take over medical files.

International Tracing Service 1955-1958, 1961, 1964

File ORG.684.2: Interparliamentary Union 1957

Old Folder Number: 125

Correspondence regarding clause of resolution being considered by title regarding encouraging repatriation.

Interparliamentary Union 1957

File ORG.685: European Conference on Vocational Training 1956

Old Folder Number: IRO.1148

Correspondence on the European conference of vocational training.

European Conference on Vocational Training 1956

Series 1: Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM)

Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM) series covers topics mainly regarding sessions, agendas and meetings of the ICEM with and without the Voluntary Agencies, as well as refugees and movements in Austria and invoices. Other files cover financial assistance to migrants to the US, ICEM publications and reviews, unemployment statistics, provisional reports by country of emigration and immigration and number of migrants, statistical reports for 1958 and 1959 and a special message on foreign aid sent to US Congress by President John F. Kennedy.

File ORG.686: Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): Correspondence 1955

Old Folder Number: 1139.13.B

Correspondence regarding issues as: working sessions of voluntary agencies with ICEM; reports of meetings ICEM and voluntary agencies; refugees in Austria; accounts; and others.

Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): Correspondence 1955

File ORG.687: Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): Correspondence 1957

Old Folder Number: 1139.13.C

Correspondence regarding several topics including: meetings between ICEM and the Voluntary Agencies; ICEM council sessions; death of Pierre Jacobson, deputy director; migration movements; financial assistance to migrants to the US.

Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): Correspondence 1957

File ORG.688: Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): Correspondence 1958-1962

Old Folder Number: 1139.13.D

Correspondence regarding provisional agenda and minutes of meetings; reviews – ICEM Migration, ICEM Research Digest; press releases; special message on foreign aid sent to US Congress by President John F. Kennedy; monthly report of activities.

Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): Correspondence 1958-1962

File ORG.689: Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): Correspondence 1963

Old Folder Number: 11

Correspondence including an agenda of the council; Norway and Denmark’s participation in the ICEM council; and honouring Francis Walter.

Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): Correspondence 1963

File ORG.690: Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): General 1955

Old Folder Number: 1

Correspondence regarding several topics including: revolving fund; migrant overseas permits and applications; migrant contribution plan; payments; and provisional reports by country of emigration and immigration and number of migrants.

Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): General 1955

File ORG.691: Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): Headquarters Organisation 1963

Old Folder Number: G.56

Headquarters organisation showing names of officials assigned to the organisational units.

Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): Headquarters Organisation 1963

File ORG.692: Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): Invoices 1955

Old Folder Number: 6

Series of invoices to UHS from ICEM.

Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): Invoices 1955

File ORG.692.1: International Committee for European Migration: Proposed Budgets 1955-1956

Old Folder Number: 3

Meeting minutes and statistics regarding 1954 operations in various countries and proposed operations for 1955 and 1956.

International Committee for European Migration: Proposed Budgets 1955-1956

File ORG.692.2: ICEM: Meeting Minutes 1958-1959

Old Folder Number: 3

Selected speech transcripts, minutes of meetings, held in Geneva.

ICEM: Meeting Minutes 1958-1959

File ORG.693: Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): Records of ICEM Meetings 1956

Old Folder Number: 1139.13.C

Correspondence regarding topics including: summary records of meetings of ICEM; refugees in and movement of refugees in Austria; unemployment statistics; agendas of ICEM council sessions; meeting of representatives of Voluntary Agencies with staff members of ICEM.

Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): Records of ICEM Meetings 1956

File ORG.693.1: Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): Refugee Relief Act 1955-1956

Old Folder Number: 13

Correspondence, meeting minutes, circular letters, regarding sharing information on amendments to Refugee Relief Act of 1953, suggestions for amendment.

Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): Refugee Relief Act 1955-1956

File ORG.693.2: Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): Research Digests 1954-1956, 1958, 1960-1961

Old Folder Number: 1

Research digests, correspondence, general instructions circular and press release, regarding refugees in Rhodesia and Nyasaland and South Africa; IRO files in ICEM possession useful for restitution claims.

Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): Research Digests 1954-1956, 1958, 1960-1961

File ORG.694: Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): Revolving Fund 1955

Old Folder Number: 2

Amendment to list of standard fixed ocean passage rates and nominal rolls of individual movements under revolving fund agreements.

Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): Revolving Fund 1955

File ORG.695: Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): Third Session of ICEM 1955

Old Folder Number: SC.21

Invitation to the third session with agenda.

Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): Third Session of ICEM 1955

File ORG.696: Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): Yearly Statistical Reports 1958-1959

Old Folder Number: 1139.13.1

Statistical reports for 1958 and 1959.

Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM): Yearly Statistical Reports 1958-1959

Series 2: United Nations (UN)

Charles Jordan, Dorothy Beers, and other JDC staff served as consultants and on various committees of the UN. Files include correspondence and publications regarding meetings and conferences run by the UN; Freedom from Hunger campaign and Charles Jordan’s involvement; JDC’s seeking of consultative status to certain UN committees; WHO, UNESCO and UNICEF activities.

File ORG.697: United Nations (UN): Advisory Board Minutes of Meeting 1963

Old Folder Number: 16

A copy of the of the minutes of the advisory board’s first meeting.

United Nations (UN): Advisory Board Minutes of Meeting 1963

File ORG.698: United Nations (UN): Advisory Board and Freedom From Hunger Campaign 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: 12

FFHC educational and cultural program, young world mobilization appeal, sessions, reports, agendas and participant lists; World Stamp Distribution Org agenda, by-laws, certificate of incorporation and contract.

United Nations (UN): Advisory Board and Freedom From Hunger Campaign 1963-1964

File ORG.699: United Nations (UN): Advisory Committee of the High Commissioner 1955, 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: 1149.5

Proposal for the executive committee or the revision of the executive committee; session of the advisory committee of the High Commissioner; provisional agenda; list of representatives.

United Nations (UN): Advisory Committee of the High Commissioner 1955, 1959-1960

File ORG.699.1: United Nations (UN): Agencies 1959-1962, 1964

Old Folder Number: 136

Circulars, correspondence, press releases, regarding working more closely with UN agencies whose area of activity overlaps with JDC, such as UNICEF and WHO.

United Nations (UN): Agencies 1959-1962, 1964

File ORG.700: United Nations (UN): Committee on Technical Assistance 1956-1957, 1959-1960

Old Folder Number:

Correspondence regarding assignment and function of technical services, report of committee of technical assistance, technical assistance and Jewish centers and summer camps, and other services.

United Nations (UN): Committee on Technical Assistance 1956-1957, 1959-1960

File ORG.701: United Nations (UN): Conference on Statelessness 1959

Old Folder Number:

Correspondence on the conference and provisional agenda for the elimination/reduction of future statelessness.

United Nations (UN): Conference on Statelessness 1959

File ORG.702: United Nations (UN): Conference on Statelessness 1959, 1966

Old Folder Number: 388

United Nations documents, correspondence, and notes regarding the reduction of statelessness.

United Nations (UN): Conference on Statelessness 1959, 1966

File ORG.702.1: United Nations (UN): Consultative Status 1955, 1960

Old Folder Number: Misc. 201

Correspondence, notes, text of resolution, and copy of application for consultative status by the World Jewish Migration Council.

United Nations (UN): Consultative Status 1955, 1960

File ORG.702.2: United Nations (UN):Application to Economic and Social Council 1955-1956, 1958-1959

Old Folder Number: 93

Correspondence, booklets, regarding JDC application to Ecosoc, attaining consultative status to the UN.

United Nations (UN):Application to Economic and Social Council 1955-1956, 1958-1959

File ORG.703: United Nations (UN): Consultative Status with ECOSOC 1955, 1960

Old Folder Number: Misc. 202

Correspondence and notes regarding the requirements for consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and what organizational structure would provide JDC with an opportunity to acquire or participate in such a status.

United Nations (UN): Consultative Status with ECOSOC 1955, 1960

File ORG.703.1: United Nations (UN): Declarations of Death 1955

Old Folder Number: S 2001.1

Correspondence regarding UN bulletins of declarations of death, and one such bulletin..

United Nations (UN): Declarations of Death 1955

File ORG.703.2: United Nations (UN): ECOSOC Resolution on Nazi Experiments Victims 1962

Old Folder Number: 13

Circulars on Economic and Social Council, Plight of Victims of So Called Scientific Experiments in Nazi Concentration Camps, progress reports and addendum.

United Nations (UN): ECOSOC Resolution on Nazi Experiments Victims 1962

File ORG.704: United Nations (UN): FAO - Freedom from Hunger Campaign 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: Misc. 15

Correspondence, memoranda, papers, minutes of meeting, articles, texts of resolutions, meeting agendas, press release, and other documents. Topics covered include coordination between organizations; participation in conferences of non-governmental organizations related to the Freedom from Hunger Campaign; Charles Jordan’s activities as an advisor to the Freedom from Hunger Campaign; reactions of non-governmental organizations to a proposed World Campaign against Hunger, Disease, and Ignorance; a meeting of the World Food Program; and the granting to the International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services liaison status by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

United Nations (UN): FAO – Freedom from Hunger Campaign 1961-1964

File ORG.705: United Nations (UN): FAO Freedom from Hunger Campaign 1964

Old Folder Number: 8

Correspondence, publications, reports on meetings, questionnaire, meeting agenda, list of delegates, and lists of projects. Topics covered include the activities of the Freedom from Hunger Campaign run by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; meetings related to the campaign; and a UN resolution regarding the world campaign against hunger, disease, and ignorance. The file appears to have been kept by Sophie Lennox.

United Nations (UN): FAO Freedom from Hunger Campaign 1964

File ORG.706: United Nations (UN): FAO Freedom from Hunger Forerunners 1962-1963

Old Folder Number: 11

Correspondence regarding world stamp issue for Freedom from Hunger week.

United Nations (UN): FAO Freedom from Hunger Forerunners 1962-1963

File ORG.707: United Nations (UN): FAO Freedom From Hunger Campaign National Committee 1964

Old Folder Number: 23

Correspondence on the status and future of the Freedom from Hunger Campaign and Charles Jordan’s visit to India, Ceylom, Philippines and Australia.

United Nations (UN): FAO Freedom From Hunger Campaign National Committee 1964

File ORG.708: United Nations (UN): Group Work Seminar UNTTA Sevres, France 1959, 1961

Old Folder Number: 5.1.4

Correspondence regarding JDC collaboration on a group work seminar sponsored by Technical Assistance office of European office of the UN.

United Nations (UN): Group Work Seminar UNTTA Sevres, France 1959, 1961

File ORG.709: United Nations (UN): Improved Cooperation with Intergovernmental and Government Agencies 1959

Old Folder Number:

Correspondence regarding improving cooperation with UN agencies.

United Nations (UN): Improved Cooperation with Intergovernmental and Government Agencies 1959

File ORG.710: United Nations (UN): International Council Relations with FAO 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: 3

Correspondence regarding Freedom From Hunger Campaign, the FFHC conference in Rome, role of NGOs in the FFHC and report on the FFHC.

United Nations (UN): International Council Relations with FAO 1963-1964

File ORG.711: United Nations (UN): List of Representatives October 1960

Old Folder Number: G.36

List of representatives at the executive committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme.

United Nations (UN): List of Representatives October 1960

File ORG.712: United Nations (UN): NGOs with Consultative Status - ECOSOC 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: Misc. 16

Memoranda, meeting agenda, list of delegates, review of consultative activities of non-governmental organizations, and list of non-governmental organizations with consultative status with the Economic and Social Council. Memoranda cover the nature of organizations with consultative status and a proposed revision to the constitution of the International Conference of Social Work.

United Nations (UN): NGOs with Consultative Status – ECOSOC 1963-1964

File ORG.713: United Nations (UN): Observations on the Program for the Arab Refugees in the Middle East 1962-1963

Old Folder Number: 10

Paper and transcripts of a visit to the Middle East by Dr. Demetrius Iatridis for the National Association of Social Workers.

United Nations (UN): Observations on the Program for the Arab Refugees in the Middle East 1962-1963

File ORG.714: United Nations (UN): Publicity for Observance of World Health Day 1963

Old Folder Number:

Correspondence regarding publications, publicity and observance of World Health Day.

United Nations (UN): Publicity for Observance of World Health Day 1963

File ORG.714.1: United Nations (UN): Refugee Emergency Fund Agreements (UNREF) 1957

Old Folder Number: 3

Brief, draft agreement regarding care for Egyptian refugees, list of agreements between the JDC and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

United Nations (UN): Refugee Emergency Fund Agreements (UNREF) 1957

File ORG.715: United Nations (UN): Refugee Emergency Fund Austria 1955-1958

Old Folder Number:

Correspondence regarding numerous projects including: student project – progress reports and financial statements; integration counseiling and placement program – progress reports and financial statements; agreements; nominal rolls and others.

United Nations (UN): Refugee Emergency Fund Austria 1955-1958

File ORG.716: United Nations (UN): Refugee Emergency Fund Belgium-Israel 1955-1960

Old Folder Number:

Correspondence regarding projects in: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland and Israel. Most involve settling Jewish hard core or elderly cases in the relevant countries in old age homes or institutions.

United Nations (UN): Refugee Emergency Fund Belgium-Israel 1955-1960

File ORG.717: United Nations (UN): Refugee Emergency Fund Italy-Shanghai 1955-1958

Old Folder Number:

Correspondence regarding projects in: Italy, the Netherlands and Shanghai. Most involve settling Jewish refugees in other countries, emergency assistance, allocation of funds, summary record of meetings and sessions and annuities for elderly cases.

United Nations (UN): Refugee Emergency Fund Italy-Shanghai 1955-1958

File ORG.717.1: United Nations (UN): Refugee Emergency Fund Meeting Minutes 1958

Old Folder Number: 4

Samples of meeting minutes, statistical charts, of title body. Material is relevant to the work of JDC.

United Nations (UN): Refugee Emergency Fund Meeting Minutes 1958

File ORG.717.2: United Nations (UN): Refugee Emergency Fund Reports 1958

Old Folder Number: 4

Survey of non-settled refugees, bulletin, memorandum, lists, resolution, regarding documents issued, World Refugee Year, European refugees from China, refugees in Austria.

United Nations (UN): Refugee Emergency Fund Reports 1958

File ORG.718: United Nations (UN): Special Schemes 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: 17

Correspondence regarding a stamps exhibition and campaign.

United Nations (UN): Special Schemes 1962-1964

File ORG.719: United Nations (UN): Statement by Golda Meir to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency 1963

Old Folder Number: G.59

14 page statement by Golda Meir to the UNRWA.

United Nations (UN): Statement by Golda Meir to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency 1963

File ORG.720: United Nations (UN): Strengthening Freedom From Hunger Campaign

Old Folder Number: 21

Congressional Record: “The World We Make For Youth.”

United Nations (UN): Strengthening Freedom From Hunger Campaign

File ORG.721: United Nations (UN): Strengthening Freedom from Hunger Campaign - Director-General's Expert Advisory Group 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: FAO-5

Correspondence, copy of report, paper, notes, recommendations, draft resolution, list of participating countries, drafts of agenda, list of documents, provisional calendar, and biographical notes. Topics covered include an invitation to Charles Jordan to participate in an expert advisory group for the Freedom from Hunger Campaign, preparations for discussions of the advisory group, comments and reports on the Freedom for Hunger Campaign, and related matters.

United Nations (UN): Strengthening Freedom from Hunger Campaign – Director-General’s Expert Advisory Group 1963-1964

File ORG.722: United Nations (UN): Strengthening Freedom from Hunger Campaign - Report of Expert Advisory Group to Director-General of FAO 1964

Old Folder Number: FAO-5(a)

Report on how to orient and strengthen the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Freedom from Hunger Campaign, and notes on the report. Charles Jordan was a member of the expert advisory group that prepared the report.

United Nations (UN): Strengthening Freedom from Hunger Campaign – Report of Expert Advisory Group to Director-General of FAO 1964

File ORG.723: United Nations (UN): Strengthening Freedom from Hunger Campaign - Requests to Voluntary Agencies etc. for Opinions 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: FAO-5.1

Correspondence containing Charles Jordan’s requests for input on the direction of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Freedom from Hunger Campaign and whether he should become involved with it.

United Nations (UN): Strengthening Freedom from Hunger Campaign – Requests to Voluntary Agencies etc. for Opinions 1963-1964

File ORG.724: United Nations (UN): Technical Assistance Recruitment Services 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: 2

Correspondence regarding cooperation between various UN agencies and INTERCO, trained personnel, the UN technical assistance program and the bureau of social affairs, job descriptions and applications, and meetings and notes of meetings.

United Nations (UN): Technical Assistance Recruitment Services 1963-1964

File ORG.725: United Nations (UN): The Austrian League Mrs. Mary Wooster 1956

Old Folder Number:

Correspondence mainly in German regarding the rental of rooms for the Austrian League.

United Nations (UN): The Austrian League Mrs. Mary Wooster 1956

File ORG.726: United Nations (UN): UNESCO 1955-1956

Old Folder Number: S 2900

Correspondence on various topics including: applications for JDC to be consultative status with UNESCO and ECOSOC; UNESCO information material; UNESCO travel coupons; and report by the director general on the conference on the cultural integration of immigrants.

United Nations (UN): UNESCO 1955-1956

File ORG.726.1: United Nations (UN): UNESCO 1956, 1961

Old Folder Number: 137

Calendar, correspondence, press release, regarding activities of UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).

United Nations (UN): UNESCO 1956, 1961

File ORG.727: United Nations (UN): UNESCO 1957-1958, 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: O-1530

Correspondence, list of materials and suggested ideas for marking tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and conference guide and agenda for International Conference on Public Education.

United Nations (UN): UNESCO 1957-1958, 1962-1964

File ORG.728: United Nations (UN): The UNESCO Courier 1958

Old Folder Number: 49

Publication of UNESCO: The Courier – an article on Malben in Israel.

United Nations (UN): The UNESCO Courier 1958

File ORG.729: United Nations (UN): UNICEF 1956, 1959-1960, 1962

Old Folder Number: VA-7

Correspondence, pamphlet, and United Nations documents. Topics covered include a greeting card campaign, child care programs, potential and actual cooperation between JDC and the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), and the organization of the UNICEF executive board.

United Nations (UN): UNICEF 1956, 1959-1960, 1962

File ORG.730: United Nations (UN): UNICEF 1959

Old Folder Number: 3

Correspondence regarding working with UN agencies, mutual interests in North Africa and a UNICEF bulletin.

United Nations (UN): UNICEF 1959

File ORG.731: United Nations (UN): UNO and Agencies 1959, 1962-1963

Old Folder Number: GN/4/UN

Correspondence, paper, memorandum, and seminar program. Topics covered include a seminar on group work, a committee on child care for which Dorothy Beers served as a consultant, a seminar on the rights of the child, and a request for Katya Roberts to conduct a course to train day care workers for Morocco.

United Nations (UN): UNO and Agencies 1959, 1962-1963

File ORG.732: United Nations (UN): United Nations Seminar Poland 1963

Old Folder Number: 6

Seminar on rights of the child, draft report on the seminar, declaration of the rights of the child and information note for participants.

United Nations (UN): United Nations Seminar Poland 1963

File ORG.733: United Nations (UN): US Committee of the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation 1962

Old Folder Number: O.1610

Correspondence regarding the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation and support for it.

United Nations (UN): US Committee of the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation 1962

File ORG.734: United Nations (UN): World Health Day April 7th 1963

Old Folder Number: 10

Posters, lesson plan booklet, article, publications, map, notes, correspondence, story, and project suggestions. The materials relate to the observance of World Health Day and its theme for 1963: hunger, disease of millions.

United Nations (UN): World Health Day April 7th 1963

File ORG.735: United Nations (UN): World Health Day April 7th 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: 10.1

Informational materials and pictures distributed by the World Health Organization for use in the observance of World Health Day.

United Nations (UN): World Health Day April 7th 1963-1964

File ORG.736: United Nations (UN): World Health Organization 1955-1959

Old Folder Number: 5

Correspondence regarding a chronic disease study in Israel, WHO publications, provisional agenda and an annotated agenda.

United Nations (UN): World Health Organization 1955-1959

File ORG.737: United Nations (UN): World Health Organization Mental Health News 1964

Old Folder Number: 15

WHO mental health news publications for 1964.

United Nations (UN): World Health Organization Mental Health News 1964

File ORG.738: United Nations (UN): World Organisation for Early Childhood Education (OMEP) 1958-1959, 1963-1964

Old Folder Number:

Correspondence regarding the OMEP conferences on childcare, problems of children in developing countries, study of preschool education around the world and Evelyn Peters presenting at a conference.

United Nations (UN): World Organisation for Early Childhood Education (OMEP) 1958-1959, 1963-1964

File ORG.739: United Nations (UN): Young World Mobilization Candidate 1964

Old Folder Number: 6

Correspondence on the description of volunteer duties for the World Freedom from Hunger Week appeal and candidates.

United Nations (UN): Young World Mobilization Candidate 1964

Series 3: UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) files include correspondence covering many topics such as: Hungarian refugee problem in Austria; JDC activities in Austria; meetings and agendas; payments; Ford Foundation projects; WRY projects; individuals; schemes in many countries; annuities; resettlement of refugees from Egypt and China; indemnification; Nansen Medal prize and many more. Most of the correspondence is from Henri Elfenbein, but other individuals appearing in the files are Charles H. Jordan and Warren Pinegar. The correspondence is from the UNHCR office, but also from the World Refugee Year, USEP, Voluntary Agencies and the Standing Conference of Voluntary Agencies.

File ORG.740: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Activities High Commissioner 1955-1959

Old Folder Number:

Correspondence regarding many issues including: refugee problem in Austria, socio-legal assistance, JDC activities in Austria, counseling, Indonesia, meetings and agendas and general outline and plan for the council of international NGOs.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Activities High Commissioner 1955-1959

File ORG.741: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Activities High Commissioner 1959

Old Folder Number:

Correspondence regarding Jordan’s reports to the executive committee of the ICWRY on visits to Latin America; meetings, agendas and report of the ICWRY executive committee; report on refugees in Germany; executive committee’s plan for coordinating achievements of the WRY.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Activities High Commissioner 1959

File ORG.742: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Activities High Commissioner B 1957

Old Folder Number:

Correspondence regarding many issues including: payments; Ford Foundation projects; integration and counseling; “Rescue” publication and its distribution; UNHCR reference service; reports and other issues.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Activities High Commissioner B 1957

File ORG.743: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Activities High Commissioner B 1958

Old Folder Number:

Correspondence regarding many issues including: payments; Ford Foundation projects; resettlement of refugees; individual cases; UNHCR reference service; minutes of meetings, reports and other issues.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Activities High Commissioner B 1958

File ORG.744: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Activities High Commissioner B 1959

Old Folder Number:

Correspondence regarding many issues including: Legal assistance; Swiss Scheme; resettlement of refugees from Egypt and China; individual cases; Australian resettlement programme; minutes of meetings and reports and other issues.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Activities High Commissioner B 1959

File ORG.745: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Activities High Commissioner B 1960

Old Folder Number:

Correspondence regarding many issues including: Jewish refugees from Egypt in France; funds; individuals; annuities in Italy and Spain; housing in France and Australia; WRY projects; out of camp refugees in Germany and Austria; indemnification agreement with Germany and other issues.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Activities High Commissioner B 1960

File ORG.745.1: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Agreements 1953-1960, 1964

Old Folder Number: 1+17

Agreements, draft agreements, and correspondence regarding care for refugees in various countries, most under the UNREF program. These include resettling the hard core from China, providing housing for Egyptians in France, and other programs.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Agreements 1953-1960, 1964

File ORG.746: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Agreements 1961

Old Folder Number: 7

Correspondence on furniture agreements with a contract.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Agreements 1961

File ORG.747: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Aid Programs 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: 7

General correspondence regarding UNHCR aid programs in Australia, Belgium, Italy and negotiations.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Aid Programs 1963-1964

File ORG.748: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): "All Star Festival" Long-Playing Record 1962-1963

Old Folder Number: G.36.1

Correspondence concerning a fund raising project – a record with international artists.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): “All Star Festival” Long-Playing Record 1962-1963

File ORG.749: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Annual Report to Economic and Social Council of UN 1955

Old Folder Number: SC.16

Correspondence regarding the annual report given by the High Commissioner for Refugees on emigration, funds.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Annual Report to Economic and Social Council of UN 1955

File ORG.750: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Conducted Tour to Refugee Camps in Yugoslavia, Austria and Germany 1957
File ORG.750.1: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Correspondence 1955

Old Folder Number: 8+138

Correspondence, circulars, meeting minutes, and newspaper extracts regarding refugees in Germany; employment and resettlement possibilities; receipt of payment for various agreements.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Correspondence 1955

File ORG.750.2: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Correspondence 1956

Old Folder Number: 138.1+8.1

Meeting minutes, circulars, correspondence, report, itinerary, and invitations regarding UNREF plans of operations; job opportunities in Iran and elsewhere; project reporting, test case.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Correspondence 1956

File ORG.751: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Correspondence March-August 1956

Old Folder Number:

Correspondence regarding several topics including: agendas, memorandum, records and minutes of meetings; definition of “difficult cases”; schemes in Norway, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Ireland; UNREF executive committee sessions; individual eligibility; home for Jewish soldiers in Kaiserslautern and others.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Correspondence March-August 1956

File ORG.752: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Correspondence September-December 1956

Old Folder Number:

Correspondence covering many topics including: payments; activities in Austria; minutes and summaries of meetings; commemorative stamos; emergency assistance; meeting on Hungary and Hungarian refugees and other matters.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Correspondence September-December 1956

File ORG.752.1: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Correspondence 1957-1958

Old Folder Number: 138.2+8.2

Correspondence, circulars, draft agreements, press releases, and meeting minutes regarding activity on behalf of refugees such as the closing of Fohrenwald DP camp; meetings with the High Commissioner, resettlement of hardcore cases.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Correspondence 1957-1958

File ORG.753: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Correspondence January-July 1957

Old Folder Number:

Correspondence regarding many topics including: payments; Hungarian refugees in Austria; special meetings on Hungarian refugees in Austria; Yugoslavia; meetings and records.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Correspondence January-July 1957

File ORG.753.1: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Correspondence 1959

Old Folder Number: 138.3+8.3+17.1

Correspondence, death notice, circulars, and meeting minutes regarding various resettlement possibilities for refugees; aid programs for refugees in Germany; aid to refugees living in and outside of camps.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Correspondence 1959

File ORG.755: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): General Correspondence 1957

Old Folder Number: 10

Correspondence covering payments, Ford Foundation amendments and projects.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): General Correspondence 1957

File ORG.756: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): General Correspondence and Miscellaneous Projects 1956-1957, 1959, 1964

Old Folder Number: 12

Correspondence regarding progress reports and programs, difficult cases from China and Eastern Europe – responsibility, relocation and finances for the refugees, report on Mr. Jamieson’s visit to Brussels and negotiations and agreements with UNHCR.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): General Correspondence and Miscellaneous Projects 1956-1957, 1959, 1964

File ORG.756.1: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Germany Correspondence 1960-1962

Old Folder Number: 138.4+8.4+17.2

Correspondence, draft agreement and resolution, condolence note, thank you note, contract, press releases, circulars, list of camps, and wedding invitation regarding aid programs for refugees in Germany; aid to refugees living in and outside of camps.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Germany Correspondence 1960-1962

File ORG.756.2: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Correspondence 1961-1962

Old Folder Number: 1

Correspondence, circulars, memoranda, meeting minutes, and booklets regarding topics including annuities to Algerian refugees in Morocco, as well as annuities in Spain, Portugal, Italy; survey of cases in France; centenary of Fridtjof Nansen.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Correspondence 1961-1962

File ORG.756.3: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Correspondence 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: 2

Correspondence, memorandum, file notes, position paper, and registration form regarding programs in Belgium, Egypt; future of UNHCR; UNHCR meeting in Rome, among other topics.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Correspondence 1963-1964

File ORG.757: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): High Commissioner January-May 1955

Old Folder Number: 2

Correspondence regarding several issues including: payments; Ford Foundation Projects; difficult cases in China, Italy and Belgium; 2000 Scheme; Projects Permanent Solutions Program and Institutional Project in Austria.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): High Commissioner January-May 1955

File ORG.758: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): High Commissioner June-October 1955

Old Folder Number: 2

Correspondence regarding several issues including: payments; counseling projects; fund of UNHCR; difficult cases; meetings; description and circular of agency activities and others.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): High Commissioner June-October 1955

File ORG.759: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): High Commissioner's Advisory Committee Meetings 1955

Old Folder Number: G.1

Correspondence between Abba Schwartz and Charles Jordan regarding meeting in Europe, summary of Jordan’s remarks to the UNHCR and other matters.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): High Commissioner’s Advisory Committee Meetings 1955

File ORG.760: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): High Commissioner UNREF 1959-1961

Old Folder Number: 1149.e

Correspondence regarding many issues including: annuities, legal assistance programme, UNHCR appointments, medical aid, sessions of UNHCR Executive Committee, refugees out of camps, special funds, indemnification agreement with Germany and the Nansem Medal for 1960.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): High Commissioner UNREF 1959-1961

File ORG.761: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): High Commissioner UNREF 1961-1963

Old Folder Number: 1149.e

Correspondence regarding many issues including: annuities, program in Germany including business projects, progress report session of UNHCR Executive Committee, settlements of refugees, special funds, UNHCR JDC agreements and conference of resettlement officers.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): High Commissioner UNREF 1961-1963

File ORG.762: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): High Commissioner UNREF Permanent Solution Program 1955-1956

Old Folder Number: 1149.D

Correspondence regarding many issues including: UNREF program and activities – analysis and report; Voluntary Agencies and UNHCR meetings; definition of difficult cases; liability cause in UNREF agreement; insurance schemes and UNREF account report for 1956.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): High Commissioner UNREF Permanent Solution Program 1955-1956

File ORG.763: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): High Commissioner UNREF Permanent Solution Program 1957

Old Folder Number: 1149.D

Correspondence regarding several issues including: funds and grants; UNREF progress reports on programs; monthly bulletin; opening address of the UNREF executive meeting and agenda; UN Plan for Refugees booklet; meetings with UNHCR and Voluntary Agencies.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): High Commissioner UNREF Permanent Solution Program 1957

File ORG.764: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): High Commissioner UNREF Permanent Solution Program 1958-1960, 1962

Old Folder Number: 1149.d

Correspondence regarding several issues including: pamphlets on new refugee solutions in Africa, UNHCR work, refugees under the UNHCR mandate; European seminar on social and economic aspects of refugee integration; UNHCR reference service and other issues.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): High Commissioner UNREF Permanent Solution Program 1958-1960, 1962

File ORG.764.1: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Indemnification Fund Appeals Board 1963-1965
File ORG.764.2: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Indemnification Fund Appeals Board 1963-1964
File ORG.765: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Italy Annuities 1960-1964

Old Folder Number: 16

Correspondence regarding annuities in Italy, UK WRY allocations, caseloads, accounting receipts and agreement with the UNHCR.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Italy Annuities 1960-1964

File ORG.766: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Mental Health 1963-1964

Old Folder Number: 13

Correspondence on program and activities for mental cases, upcoming visit to France, Belgium, Holland, Austria, travel arrangements and agendas for the visit.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Mental Health 1963-1964

File ORG.767: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Morocco Annuities 1961-1963

Old Folder Number: 18

Correspondence regarding lifetime annuities for aged refugees, pending cases and an accord between UNHCR and JDC.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Morocco Annuities 1961-1963

File ORG.768: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Nansen Medal Award 1955-1956, 1962

Old Folder Number: SC 8

Correspondence from different organizations in the Standing Conference for Voluntary Agencies giving their recommendations for candidates for the award.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Nansen Medal Award 1955-1956, 1962

File ORG.769: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Nansen Medal Award Committee 1955-1957, 1959

Old Folder Number: 1149.6

Correspondence regarding the new annual medal award and the candidates for each of the early years.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Nansen Medal Award Committee 1955-1957, 1959

File ORG.770: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Nansen Ring 1964

Old Folder Number: Ref 97

Mainly in German correspondence regarding travel, transfer of money and the JDC 50 Anniversary event.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Nansen Ring 1964

File ORG.771: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Nobel Peace Prize 1955

Old Folder Number: SC.23

Correspondence from Charles Jordan to the UNHCR congratulating them on winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Nobel Peace Prize 1955

File ORG.772: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Permanent Solutions Program 1955

Old Folder Number: SC.9

Correspondence regarding the permanent solutions program including reports of meetings regarding this issue in Germany, records of informal meetings between the High Commissioner and the Standing Conference.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Permanent Solutions Program 1955

File ORG.773: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Permanent Solutions Programme October-December 1955

Old Folder Number: 1149.C

Correspondence regarding the permanent solutions programme and activities, funding, the US statement to the third committee for refugees, congratulations to the high commissioner on his awards and agreements made with the UNHCR.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Permanent Solutions Programme October-December 1955

File ORG.774: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Portugal Annuities 1961-1962

Old Folder Number: 19

Correspondence regarding life annuities in Portugal and agreement between UNHCR and the JDC.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Portugal Annuities 1961-1962

File ORG.775: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Projects 1962-1964

Old Folder Number: 5

Correspondence on various matters including: annuities in Italy, France, Morocco and Spain; housing fund; UNHCR contract counseling; aid program in Italy and France “Fonds Ouvert.”

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Projects 1962-1964

File ORG.776: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Provisional Office in Yugoslavia 1956-1957

Old Folder Number: 12

Correspondence regarding an invitation to a meeting for the UNHCR’s field representatives and the nomination of Beatrice Vulcan to be on the provisional office in Yugoslavia. Also includes statute of the office of the UNHCR.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Provisional Office in Yugoslavia 1956-1957

File ORG.777: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Selected Books on the Refugee Problem 1960, 1963
File ORG.778: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Spain Annuities 1960-1964

Old Folder Number: 22

Correspondence regarding annuities in Spain, caseloads, accounting receipts and agreement with the UNHCR.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): Spain Annuities 1960-1964

File ORG.779: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): UNREF 1955

Old Folder Number: SC.14

Correspondence regarding plan of operations for the UNREF program in country allocations especially France and Belgium, summary statements and the Nansen Award.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): UNREF 1955

File ORG.780: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): UNREF Permanent Solution Program 1955

Old Folder Number: 1149.c

Correspondence on the activities, programs and funds of the UNHCR. Also includes summaries of meetings, provisional agendas and reports of meeting sessions and a description of the Standing Conference of Voluntary Agencies.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): UNREF Permanent Solution Program 1955

File ORG.781: United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): WRY Projects 1960-1961

Old Folder Number: 5

Correspondence regarding WRY projects in different countries – Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Belgium, Holland, UK, Norway – from annuities, housing, old age homes, children’s homes, and grants.

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR): WRY Projects 1960-1961

Series 4: World Refugee Year (WRY)

The World Refugee Year (WRY) deals mainly with the setting up of the World Refugee Year, its sessions, meetings, implementation, press releases and the International Committee for World Refugee Year ICWRY. The World Refugee Year was set up by voluntary agencies, the UNHCR and other agencies to focus on the world refugee problem and efforts to aid it and it was based in Geneva. Charles Jordan served as the co-chairman of the International Committee for World Refugee Year and much of the correspondence is between him and Dr. Henri Elfenbein, Michael Potulicki and others.

File ORG.782: World Refugee Year (WRY): Administration 1959

Old Folder Number: 5

Correspondence regarding executive committee proposals on the establishment of a secretariat; implementation of decisions and other matters.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Administration 1959

File ORG.783: World Refugee Year (WRY): Budget and Finances 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: 18

Correspondence including: report of the budget and finance committee; ICWRY treasurer report; contributions and payments; balance sheet.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Budget and Finances 1959-1960

File ORG.784: World Refugee Year (WRY): Charles Jordan Chronological File 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: 9

Copies of outgoing correspondence of Charles Jordan related to World Refugee Year. Charles Jordan served as the co-chairman of the International Committee for World Refugee Year. The correspondence covers topics including letters of thanks relating to Mr. Jordan’s trip to Latin America, arranging meetings and conferences, organizing the appeal of voluntary organizations to national committees for World Refugee Year, and other matters.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Charles Jordan Chronological File 1959-1960

File ORG.785: World Refugee Year (WRY): Clippings 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: 23

Newspaper clippings from Latin America, Europe and others regarding Charles Jordan, WRY and refugees.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Clippings 1959-1960

File ORG.786: World Refugee Year (WRY): Comite de Patronage 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: 13

Correspondence regarding: contributions and soliciting contributions.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Comite de Patronage 1959-1960

File ORG.787: World Refugee Year (WRY): Committee Belgium Integration Projects - Austria - Implementation Contracts 1961

Old Folder Number: Ref. 54

Contracts and correspondence regarding grants to secure housing for refugees in Austria that were paid for by Belgium in the framework of World Refugee Year. Most of the material is in German. Includes a few pages from 1971.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Committee Belgium Integration Projects – Austria – Implementation Contracts 1961

File ORG.788: World Refugee Year (WRY): Contributions 1959

Old Folder Number: 13a

Correspondence regarding contributions and opening a bank account for the ICWRY.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Contributions 1959

File ORG.789: World Refugee Year (WRY): Correspondence 1959-1961

Old Folder Number: 30

Correspondence in French and English regarding: meeting summary report; members of national committee in Belgium; WRY seals and stamps; conference of national committees; camp clearance program; and others.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Correspondence 1959-1961

File ORG.790: World Refugee Year (WRY): Correspondence July-September 1959

Old Folder Number: S-W/1/0 59B

Correspondence, contacts list, speech transcripts, press releases; meeting minutes; thank you notes; regarding Charles Jordan’s efforts to promote WRY in the Americas; appointment of Yul Brynner as publicist for UNHCR; United Nations representatives in various countries; opening of WRY in Washington.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Correspondence July-September 1959

File ORG.791: World Refugee Year (WRY): Correspondence October-December 1959

Old Folder Number: S-W/1/0 59B.1

Correspondence, pamphlet, progress reports, address list, agendas, speech transcript, press releases; meeting minutes; regarding plans for a World Refugee Foundation; publicity and events for WRY.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Correspondence October-December 1959

File ORG.792: World Refugee Year (WRY): Correspondence January-April 1960

Old Folder Number: S-W/1/0 59B.2

Correspondence, programs, pamphlet, progress report, address list, speech transcript, press releases, regarding Palestine refugee problem, proposed projects in various countries, WRY national committees.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Correspondence January-April 1960

File ORG.793: World Refugee Year (WRY): Correspondence 1960

Old Folder Number: S-W/1/0 A

Meeting minutes, correspondence, names lists, reports, regarding WRY projects on behalf of refugees in various countries such as Israel, Poland, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, as well as fundraising in various countries.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Correspondence 1960

File ORG.794: World Refugee Year (WRY): Correspondence April-July 1960

Old Folder Number: S-W/1/0 A

Correspondence, meeting minutes, regarding projects in Germany, France, Italy, Austria; country by country progress report; allocations from UK, Norway, USEP, possibly Sweden; thank you note.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Correspondence April-July 1960

File ORG.795: World Refugee Year (WRY): Correspondence 1961-March 1962

Old Folder Number: S-W/1/0 A.1

Newspaper clipping, meeting minutes, correspondence, tables, names lists, regarding WRY projects on behalf of refugees in Italy, Germany, Austria, as well as allocations from other countries and public relations for the projects.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Correspondence 1961-March 1962

File ORG.796: World Refugee Year (WRY): Correspondence 1961-1962

Old Folder Number: Ref.87

Correspondence regarding: reports and notes on the WRY and conference; WRY funds; annuities for aged refugees and others.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Correspondence 1961-1962

File ORG.797: World Refugee Year (WRY): Cziffra, Gyorgy 1959

Old Folder Number: 9

Correspondence regarding Mr. Sziffra the pianist and whether a performance/concert for the ICWRY and opening of the WRY is possible and who pays for it.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Cziffra, Gyorgy 1959

File ORG.798: World Refugee Year (WRY): Family Integration Projects

Old Folder Number: 50

Integration projects in French and German.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Family Integration Projects

File ORG.799: World Refugee Year (WRY): General 1958-1959

Old Folder Number: 2

Correspondence, meeting reports, memoranda, texts of statements, press releases, resolution, movie synopsis, list of representatives, notes, and drafts of coordination plan. Topics covered include a working group on physically handicapped migrants, planning for and organization of World Refugee Year, political matters related to Arab refugees, the organization of the International Committee for the World Refugee Year, developments in Brazil and Mexico related to the World Refugee Year, and other matters relation to World Refugee Year.

World Refugee Year (WRY): General 1958-1959

File ORG.800: World Refugee Year (WRY): General 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: 2.1

Correspondence, project descriptions, list of committee addresses, press release, procedural rules for conference, minutes of meetings, conference program, new clippings, chart, pledge analysis, and list of potential aid recipients in Austria. Topics covered include how to get money for voluntary agencies as a part of World Refugee Year, allocations by national committees, a project by the Fondation Rothschild for treatment at its ophthalmic hospital, organization of a conference, and JDC projects for World Refugee Year.

World Refugee Year (WRY): General 1959-1960

File ORG.801: World Refugee Year (WRY): General 1959-1961

Old Folder Number: 395

Correspondence regarding WRY foundation and projects; projects for submission in Norway; memorandum by Elfen on WRY; WRY conference, program, procedures and findings.

World Refugee Year (WRY): General 1959-1961

File ORG.802: World Refugee Year (WRY): General Correspondence 1959-1960

Old Folder Number:

Correspondence regarding several topics: press releases, bulletins and newsletters; arrangements for world refugee year; summaries and records of meetings; loans; launching world refugee year; and sessions.

World Refugee Year (WRY): General Correspondence 1959-1960

File ORG.803: World Refugee Year (WRY): ICEM 1959

Old Folder Number: 24

Special ICEM council session for WRY.

World Refugee Year (WRY): ICEM 1959

File ORG.804: World Refugee Year (WRY): ICWRY and Youth 1959

Old Folder Number: 42

Correspondence regarding youth and ideas for involving them in the WRY.

World Refugee Year (WRY): ICWRY and Youth 1959

File ORG.805: World Refugee Year (WRY): ICWRY Communiques 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: 19

ICWRY communiques and reports of sessions and activities.

World Refugee Year (WRY): ICWRY Communiques 1959-1960

File ORG.806: World Refugee Year (WRY): ICWRY Executive Committee 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: 1

Correspondence including: executive committee plan for co-ordinating achievements of WRY; committee objectives; and reports.

World Refugee Year (WRY): ICWRY Executive Committee 1959-1960

File ORG.807: World Refugee Year (WRY): ICWRY Executive Committee Meetings 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: 1a

Summary reports of executive committee meetings, provisional agendas, progress reports and others.

World Refugee Year (WRY): ICWRY Executive Committee Meetings 1959-1960

File ORG.808: World Refugee Year (WRY): ICWRY Functions

Old Folder Number: 12

Correspondence regarding aims and objectives of the ICWRY.

World Refugee Year (WRY): ICWRY Functions

File ORG.809: World Refugee Year (WRY): ICWRY General 1959

Old Folder Number: 8

Correspondence including: memorandum on ICWRY; major tasks and goals; provisional directory.

World Refugee Year (WRY): ICWRY General 1959

File ORG.810: World Refugee Year (WRY): ICWRY Membership 1959

Old Folder Number: 2

NGOs proposed for membership and list of members.

World Refugee Year (WRY): ICWRY Membership 1959

File ORG.811: World Refugee Year (WRY): ICWRY Names and Addresses in Participating Countries 1959

Old Folder Number: 39

Lists of field representatives and correspondents in different countries; lists of correspondences of ICWRY; thank you list.

World Refugee Year (WRY): ICWRY Names and Addresses in Participating Countries 1959

File ORG.812: World Refugee Year (WRY): ICWRY Plenary Session Meetings 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: WRY 1C

Correspondence regarding the Third Plenary session, addresses, agenda, pamphlet, recommendations and others.

World Refugee Year (WRY): ICWRY Plenary Session Meetings 1959-1960

File ORG.813: World Refugee Year (WRY): ICWRY Questionnaire and Replies 1959

Old Folder Number: 15

The WRY questionnaire and replies to it.

World Refugee Year (WRY): ICWRY Questionnaire and Replies 1959

File ORG.814: World Refugee Year (WRY): ICWRY Sub-Committee Meetings 1959

Old Folder Number: 1b

Correspondence regarding actions of the executive committee, planned meeting, allocation of funds and statement of purpose, agenda and notes.

World Refugee Year (WRY): ICWRY Sub-Committee Meetings 1959

File ORG.815: World Refugee Year (WRY): Information 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: 22

WRY information bulletins and opening remarks and proclamations for the WRY.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Information 1959-1960

File ORG.816: World Refugee Year (WRY): Integration Projects from Austria in Belgium June 1961

Old Folder Number: Ref.45

Correspondence in French by the WRY committee in Belgium on apartments, life annuities and special cases.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Integration Projects from Austria in Belgium June 1961

File ORG.817: World Refugee Year (WRY): International Committee for WRY 1960

Old Folder Number: 13

Summary records, memorandums, activity reports, financial statements, annexes from many organisations for WRY.

World Refugee Year (WRY): International Committee for WRY 1960

File ORG.818: World Refugee Year (WRY): International Council of Voluntary Agencies 1959

Old Folder Number: 26

Correspondence regarding a draft constitution for the ICVA.

World Refugee Year (WRY): International Council of Voluntary Agencies 1959

File ORG.819: World Refugee Year (WRY): Jamiat al Islam and World Assembly of Youth (WAY) 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: 45

Correspondence regarding this organisation and whether it should have been included in the voluntary agencies due to its political nature; report on the ICWRY session.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Jamiat al Islam and World Assembly of Youth (WAY) 1959-1960

File ORG.820: World Refugee Year (WRY): January 1960 Conference

Old Folder Number: 46

Correspondence on the January conference including: provisional agenda, delegations, report on the conference, draft notes, information from national committee, voluntary agencies handbook, annexes to summary report and summary record.

World Refugee Year (WRY): January 1960 Conference

File ORG.821: World Refugee Year (WRY): JDC/WRY 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: 16

Correspondence including: JDC guide for the WRY; memorandum on JDC activities; and projects.

World Refugee Year (WRY): JDC/WRY 1959-1960

File ORG.822: World Refugee Year (WRY): Journees Genevoises du Refugie 1960

Old Folder Number: 47

Correspondence regarding a fair in Geneva to end WRY with newspaper clippings mainly in French.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Journees Genevoises du Refugie 1960

File ORG.823: World Refugee Year (WRY): Medical 1959

Old Folder Number: 43

Correspondence regarding a project outline for a mobile health unit for refugees and the world medical association in its efforts to aid.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Medical 1959

File ORG.824: World Refugee Year (WRY): Overseas - Australia, Israel, Canada, Latin America, United States 1959-1961

Old Folder Number: 8

Correspondence, newsletters, text of speech, minutes of meeting, report, draft of project, and file memorandum. Topics include activities connected with World Refugee Year, including projects in countries of reception and fundraising and project sponsorship in contributing countries. Countries and regions covered by the file include Canada, the United States, Australia, Israel, and South Africa.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Overseas – Australia, Israel, Canada, Latin America, United States 1959-1961

File ORG.825: World Refugee Year (WRY): National Committees 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: 35

Correspondence regarding liaisons and coordination between national committees, creation of an Israeli national committee and others.

World Refugee Year (WRY): National Committees 1959-1960

File ORG.826: World Refugee Year (WRY): Newsletters March-September 1959

Old Folder Number: 17

Newsletters and related correspondence.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Newsletters March-September 1959

File ORG.827: World Refugee Year (WRY): Newsletters September-December 1959
File ORG.828: World Refugee Year (WRY): Newsletters January-March 1960
File ORG.829: World Refugee Year (WRY): Newsletters April-September 1960
File ORG.830: World Refugee Year (WRY): Personalities 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: WRY-10b

Correspondence, invitation, regarding various individuals, some of whom express interest in WRY.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Personalities 1959-1960

File ORG.831: World Refugee Year (WRY): Planning Correspondence 1958

Old Folder Number: S-W/1/0

Correspondence, press release, meeting summary, newspaper clipping, regarding planning of World Refugee Year.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Planning Correspondence 1958

File ORG.832: World Refugee Year (WRY): Pledges 1959

Old Folder Number: 48

Correspondence regarding contributions to the International committee for World Refugee Year.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Pledges 1959

File ORG.833: World Refugee Year (WRY): Press Releases 1959

Old Folder Number: WRY-10a

Correspondence regarding corrections to other organizations’ publicity; releases; newsletter.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Press Releases 1959

File ORG.834: World Refugee Year (WRY): Press Releases 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: 16a

Press releases from Samuel Jaffe, James Rice and a memorandum by Henri Elfenbein.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Press Releases 1959-1960

File ORG.835: World Refugee Year (WRY): Proclamations 1959

Old Folder Number: 3

Memorandum on the ICWRY; major tasks and proclamation of inauguration.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Proclamations 1959

File ORG.836: World Refugee Year (WRY): Projects 1958-1962

Old Folder Number: 1

Reports and programmes on: housing of refugees in Australia, Austria, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy; programme for non-settled refugees living outside camps; special projects; financial.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Projects 1958-1962

File ORG.837: World Refugee Year (WRY): Public Relations 1959

Old Folder Number: WRY-10

Correspondence, meeting minutes, press release, book review, regarding potential television series; films shown on refugees; individuals interested in volunteer positions, handling of public relations.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Public Relations 1959

File ORG.838: World Refugee Year (WRY): Publications 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: 6

Different publications: AJDC Special World Refugee Year Projects and others.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Publications 1959-1960

File ORG.839: World Refugee Year (WRY): Publications and Statements 1959

Old Folder Number: 7

Official newsletters, bulletins, and texts of statements by various personalities relating to the World Refugee Year.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Publications and Statements 1959

File ORG.840: World Refugee Year (WRY): Publicity 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: WRY-10c

Correspondence, speech transcript, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, booklet, magazine, reports, regarding coverage of World Refugee Year, ideas for publicity, worldwide.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Publicity 1959-1960

File ORG.840.1: World Refugee Year (WRY): Reports and Stories on Refugees 1959-1961

Old Folder Number:

Human interest stories, narrative reports, and statistical data regarding non-Jewish refugees and refugee camps. Much of the material relates to World Refugee Year.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Reports and Stories on Refugees 1959-1961

File ORG.841: World Refugee Year (WRY): Special Governmental Contributions 1959

Old Folder Number: 38a

Special governmental contributions connected with the WRY.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Special Governmental Contributions 1959

File ORG.842: World Refugee Year (WRY): Standing Conference 1959

Old Folder Number: 6

Correspondence on special world refugee year committee drafts of reports, recommendations, minutes, NGOs liaison committee and agenda.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Standing Conference 1959

File ORG.843: World Refugee Year (WRY): Targets of National Committees 1959

Old Folder Number: 38

Some targets announced by national committees for WRY.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Targets of National Committees 1959

File ORG.844: World Refugee Year (WRY): UN Correspondence 1959

Old Folder Number: 4a

Correspondence on informational material regarding WRY, the WRY symbol and statement by UNRWA.

World Refugee Year (WRY): UN Correspondence 1959

File ORG.845: World Refugee Year (WRY): UNHCR/ICEM 1959

Old Folder Number: WRY-20

Circulars, financial statements, report, meeting minutes of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ office and of the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration.

World Refugee Year (WRY): UNHCR/ICEM 1959

File ORG.846: World Refugee Year (WRY): UN/WRY Releases 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: WRY 4

Statements and records to the committees of the UN and WRY.

World Refugee Year (WRY): UN/WRY Releases 1959-1960

File ORG.847: World Refugee Year (WRY): Useful Names and Addresses in Participating Countries 1959

Old Folder Number: 38.b

Useful names and addresses in participating countries in the office of the special representative of the secretary general for the WRY.

World Refugee Year (WRY): Useful Names and Addresses in Participating Countries 1959

File ORG.848: World Refugee Year (WRY): USEP and Jewish Child's Day Projects and Cases 1959-1962 (1 of 2)

Old Folder Number: 1

The file contains the following tabs: WRY-USEP General Correspondence; WRY-USEP Correspondence in Headquarters; WRY-USEP Austria; WRY-USEP Belgium; WRY-USEP France; WRY-USEP Germany; and WRY-USEP Italy. Correspondence, lists, copy of contract, registration form. The material relates to projects to aid non-USEP eligible refugees through USEP as a part of World Refugee Year.

World Refugee Year (WRY): USEP and Jewish Child’s Day Projects and Cases 1959-1962 (1 of 2)

File ORG.849: World Refugee Year (WRY): USEP and Jewish Child's Day Projects and Cases 1959-1962 (2 of 2)

Old Folder Number: 1.1

The file contains the following tabs: WRY-USEP – Cases (by Alphabet); WRY-USEP Case Lists (Chronological); Contract WRY-USEP #8881; WRY-USEP Forms; and Jewish Child’s Day (January 60-June 61). Correspondence, case histories, signed contract and amendments, invoice, project proposals, registration card, and forms. Topics include potential cases for Jewish Child’s Day projects for World Refugee Year, programs for non-USEP-eligible refugees, integration grants, and grants for annuities.

World Refugee Year (WRY): USEP and Jewish Child’s Day Projects and Cases 1959-1962 (2 of 2)

File ORG.850: World Refugee Year (WRY): WRY Booklet 1959

Old Folder Number:

Correspondence regarding talks, memos and summary report of ICWRY meetings and plenary session and an album made of the meeting with the Brazilian executive technical committee on WRY at the foreign office including pictures, headings and newspaper cuttings.

World Refugee Year (WRY): WRY Booklet 1959

File ORG.851: World Refugee Year (WRY): WRY Booklet 1960-1961

Old Folder Number:

Correspondence regarding provisional summary records, agenda, summary records and final report of the January conference; requests for WRY booklets; and thank you letters.

World Refugee Year (WRY): WRY Booklet 1960-1961

Record Group: Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

The Non-Governmental Organizations record group details organizations that concern themselves with international social work and their personnel. Much of the focus of the organizations are refugees, migration, and development in the third world, though not exclusively. The majority of the correspondence is from or to Henri Elfenbein in the JDC Geneva office, as well as Charles Jordan, first in Paris and later in Geneva.

File ORG.974: Alumni Association of the New York School of Social Work 1955-1957

Old Folder Number: O-90

Correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletter, regarding fundraising efforts for title undertaken by Charles Jordan.

Alumni Association of the New York School of Social Work 1955-1957

File ORG.974.1: Alumni Association of the New York School of Social Work 1960-1961

Old Folder Number: G-39

Correspondence regarding Charles Jordan’s nomination of Charles Schottland for the Florina Lasker Award.

Alumni Association of the New York School of Social Work 1960-1961

File ORG.975: American Friends Service Committee 1955, 1958-1961

Old Folder Number: O-180

Correspondence, information sheet, invitations, regarding program in Spain; new head for Germany; spare parts ordered; successor body.

American Friends Service Committee 1955, 1958-1961

File ORG.976: Australian Council of Aid to Refugees (AUSCAR) 1964

Old Folder Number: G-61

Correspondence with or regarding umbrella body for Australian organizations which participated in World Refugee Year to continue aid to refugees.

Australian Council of Aid to Refugees (AUSCAR) 1964

File ORG.977: Australian Council of Churches 1964

Old Folder Number: O-1670

Correspondence, chart, regarding coordination of foreign aid organizations, and refugee aid, in Australia.

Australian Council of Churches 1964

File ORG.978: CARE 1960

Old Folder Number: O-260

Correspondence, cables, order form, recommendations for distribution of surplus packages, memorandum, minutes of meeting, table, and informational material. Topics covered include distribution of free parcels and related discussions and meetings, distribution of packages in Cyprus, and CARE activities around the world.

CARE 1960

File ORG.979: Children's Relief International (CRI) 1960-1961

Old Folder Number: G-42

Pamphlet, correspondence, regarding requests for funding from title organization.

Children’s Relief International (CRI) 1960-1961

File ORG.979.1: NGOs in Consultative Status with ECOSOC 1960, 1963

Old Folder Number: 16.1

Report, booklets, list of delegates, draft rules of procedure, agenda, and other documents pertaining to the eighth and ninth general conferences of the title organization, NGOs in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

NGOs in Consultative Status with ECOSOC 1960, 1963

File ORG.980: CONREF Conference on Refugees 1957

Old Folder Number: 94

Correspondence, receipts, bank statements, attendance list, regarding report sent after Conference Report on The Refugee Problem; expenses from the conference.

CONREF Conference on Refugees 1957

File ORG.981: CONREF Conference on Refugees 1957-1959, 1961

Old Folder Number: 94.1

Correspondence, receipts, list of organizing committee, bank statements, cover letters, regarding report sent after Conference Report on The Refugee Problem; expenses from the conference.

CONREF Conference on Refugees 1957-1959, 1961

File ORG.982: DEASCAN 1957-1958

Old Folder Number: O-1460

Correspondence regarding Danish package company licensed to deliver to USSR.

DEASCAN 1957-1958

File ORG.983: European Association for the Study of Refugee Problems 1955, 1957

Old Folder Number: 1149.7

Correspondence, directory of experts, statutes, conference program, regarding founding of title and invitation to Charles Jordan to serve on the committee.

European Association for the Study of Refugee Problems 1955, 1957

File ORG.984: Institut d'Etudes du Développement Africain 1958

Old Folder Number: O-1470

Article, cover letter, on Algeria and the common market, in French.

Institut d’Etudes du Développement Africain 1958

File ORG.985: International Center for Legal Aid 1959-1960

Old Folder Number: O-1560

Correspondence, draft constitution, regarding the potential establishment of an organization to aid stateless, refugees and migrants.

International Center for Legal Aid 1959-1960

File ORG.986: International Children's Center 1955-1957

Old Folder Number: 21

Correspondence, program for year, seminar program, regarding pediatric care title organization.

International Children’s Center 1955-1957

File ORG.987: International School Geneva 1964

Old Folder Number: O-1690

Brochure, correspondence, regarding contribution to title.

International School Geneva 1964

File ORG.987.1: Bertschi, Elizabeth of ISS 1958-1959

Correspondence regarding work done by title for JDC.

Bertschi, Elizabeth of ISS 1958-1959

File ORG.987.2: International Social Work 1955-1958

Old Folder Number: 2

Henri Elfenbein’s correspondence with title. Topics include individual cases; help with adoption; conference application and attendance.

International Social Work 1955-1958

File ORG.987.3: International Social Work 1956

Old Folder Number: 121a

Correspondence regarding participation at the International Conference of Social Work in Munich.

International Social Work 1956

File ORG.988: International Social Work 1957-1959

Old Folder Number: V.A.1152

Annual report, correspondence, regarding Swiss chapter of the ISS (in French, Social Service International).

International Social Work 1957-1959

File ORG.989: Lane Bryant International Volunteer Award 1961

Old Folder Number: S-S/1/6

Pamphlet, correspondence, regarding search for and nomination of individual for title award.

Lane Bryant International Volunteer Award 1961

File ORG.990: Meals for Millions Foundation 1955

Old Folder Number: 1149.8

Correspondence investigating alleged involvement with title organization who seek admission to the American Council of Voluntary Agencies. They distribute a ‘multi-purpose food’ product.

Meals for Millions Foundation 1955

File ORG.991: National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 1960-1964

Old Folder Number: 6

Paper, meeting agenda, minutes, reports, newsletters, press release, by laws, membership list, regarding meetings to discuss founding of European chapter of title organization; proceedings of Geneva chapter.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 1960-1964

File ORG.991.1: National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 1961-1964

Old Folder Number: 126

Correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletter “News of NASW”, article reprint, ballot, circulars, regarding sample chapter by laws; proposal, establishment of European chapter; “How Adequate is American Training for Practice Overseas?”, officer elections, procedural questions. Charles Jordan was chairman of the Interim Executive Committee.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 1961-1964

File ORG.992: National Catholic Welfare Conference 1955-1957

Old Folder Number: 10

Correspondence, newsletters, prescription, conference program, regarding exchanged research results; requested medication; resettlement activities; personnel policies and statistics; establishment of Morocco office; showing relationship between JDC, HIAS, and title, also referred to as Catholic Relief Services.

National Catholic Welfare Conference 1955-1957

File ORG.993: National Catholic Welfare Conference 1958-1964

Old Folder Number: 127

Correspondence, personnel list and directory, regarding handicapped refugees; refugees in China, Turkey, Italy; refugee housing; appreciation by NCWC representative of Henri Elfen.

National Catholic Welfare Conference 1958-1964

File ORG.994: OXFAM 1964

Old Folder Number: O-1700

Speech transcripts, report, regarding fundraising in Europe, development and projects in various regions, tour in Middle East with UNRWA, population growth, FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN).

OXFAM 1964

File ORG.995: Prinz Franz Josef Stiftung (Refugee Foundation) 1958

Old Folder Number: O-1520

Newspaper clipping, letter, regarding new refugee organization in Lichtenstein.

Prinz Franz Josef Stiftung (Refugee Foundation) 1958

File ORG.996: Society for International Development 1960-1961, 1963

Old Folder Number: G-43

Members directory, publication, correspondence, speech transcript, regarding title organization. Jerome Jacobson was secretary of the Swiss branch.

Society for International Development 1960-1961, 1963

File ORG.997: World Brotherhood 1955-1956, 1958-1959

Old Folder Number: O-1410

Newsletter, radio and speech transcripts, report, correspondence, papers, brochures, regarding the title organization, founded in 1950 for intercultural education. Some materials are from the second world conference of the organization. Includes a letter regarding the successful effort to change wording in Catholic prayers from negative to positive description of Jews.

World Brotherhood 1955-1956, 1958-1959

File ORG.998: World Federation for Mental Health 1958

Old Folder Number: O-1440

Conference program, correspondence, conference papers, brochure, regarding proceedings of conference sponsored by title organization on the mental health of refugees.

World Federation for Mental Health 1958

File ORG.999: World University Service 1955, 1957

Old Folder Number: O-310

Correspondence, report, regarding studies of DP students in Germany, France; scholarships available for study in the US.

World University Service 1955, 1957

File ORG.1000: World University Service 1958-1959

Old Folder Number: O-310A

Correspondence regarding potential renewal of scholarships for Egyptian students.

World University Service 1958-1959

File ORG.1001: World Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) 1958, 1963

Old Folder Number: O-1640

Correspondence, list of staff and committee members, conference resolutions and statement, regarding support for the UN; suspension of nuclear tests, against racial discrimination; fundraising for Jerusalem YWHA.

World Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) 1958, 1963

Series 1: American Council of Voluntary Agencies for Foreign Service (ACVA)

The American Council of Voluntary Agencies for Foreign Service (ACVA), an umbrella body for various American voluntary organizations working abroad, centralized information on services provided to refugees, immigration legislation, as well as benefits for aid workers, in various locales throughout the world.

File ORG.852: American Council of Voluntary Agencies (ACVA): Correspondence 1955

Old Folder Number: SC-13

Correspondence, circulars, table, meeting minutes, giving progress reports on activities in various countries, income and expenditure by agency; meeting with representative of United States Escapee Program.

American Council of Voluntary Agencies (ACVA): Correspondence 1955