Summary Information
Title: National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Pittsburgh Section Papers
Collection Number: AIS.1964.40
Creator: National Council of Jewish Women. Pittsburgh Section.

Collection Dates: 1894-2011
Extent: 139.71 linear feet (120 boxes, 5 volumes, and 8 drawers of cassette tapes)

Language: English

Abstract:
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Pittsburgh Section Papers, consist of organizational records, including correspondence, memorabilia, reports, minutes, photographs, and oral histories for the period 1894 to 1997. The bulk of the records are from the NCJW Pittsburgh Section, however, there are some materials in the collection regarding NCJW state and national activities. Digital reproductions of the audio component of the oral history project are available online.
Publisher:

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
412-648-3232
archives-ref@mail.pitt.edu
Date Published:

1982
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Ida Selavan and was rewritten and revised by Kate Colligan with the assistance of Betty Berger (NCJW). Revisions occurred to the finding aid as a part of the encoding process in June 2003. Wendy Pflug processed new materials added to the collection in July-August 2011.
Revision Description:
August 2011:
Finding aid revised to include new material added.

History

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) was founded in 1893 at the Jewish Women's Congress of the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Mrs. Pauline Rosenberg founded the Pittsburgh Section in 1894 and this became the fourth section of NCJW. The Pittsburgh Section was called the Columbian Council until May 1906. The Pittsburgh Section has been devoted to many activities at the local, state, and national levels. Activities have included fundraising, education, political and social reforms, workshops and institutes. Almost all of these activities directly assist Jewish causes.

The Pittsburgh Section has always been dedicated to establishing programs to provide quality education. They created the first free kindergarten in Pittsburgh and a religious school for the children of immigrants in Pittsburgh's Hill District. This was the first of a network of Sunday Schools run jointly with Temple Rodef Shalom Sisterhood for many years. Their varied programs for children resulted in the establishment of the Columbian School, a full-fledged settlement house in its own quarters in 1900. Columbian School, later Columbian School and Settlement, became the Irene Kaufmann Settlement (IKS) in 1909. A new building and endowment fund was given by the parents of the late Irene Kaufmann, Henry and Theresa Kaufmann. The Pittsburgh Section also had volunteers run an informal Americanization class for immigrants. This later became a fully staffed and organized Evening School, the first of its kind in the Pittsburgh area. The "ethnic revival" of the late sixties led to a renewed interest in Jewish education, and in the 1970s Pittsburgh Section volunteers catalogued the Judaic holdings of local libraries. The Pittsburgh Section's interest in public education has continued unabated through the decades.

The Pittsburgh Section has also been involved in many public health issues. The Columbian School introduced the first visiting nurse to Pittsburgh. The second nurse hired for the job in 1902, Miss Anna B. Heldman, stayed until her death in 1940. She sponsored many public health measures with Pittsburgh Section's aid. Involvement in public health enterprises at the local and national level continues into the present. The Pittsburgh Section assists with the Red Cross, Health and Welfare Federation of Allegheny County, Veteran's Administration Volunteer Service, Council House Rehabilitation of Psychiatric Patients, Department of Health Infant Care at Arsenal Health Center, and the Pittsburgh Race for the Cure.

In addition to the above activities the Pittsburgh Section has been involved in countless activities, including the establishment of various committees to study political and social reforms; published guides and reference works on taxes and other subjects; work for civil rights, the handicapped, and the elderly; shown great interest in developing projects in Israel since its founding in 1948; and was in the forefront of "preventive philanthropy" activities, making it possible for people to avoid charity by becoming self-supporting.

The NCJW Pittsburgh Section has also taken a special interest with issues concerning women. The Pittsburgh Section founded the Council House for Working Girls and has had a long-standing cooperative relationship with many women's organizations, including the Federation of Women's Clubs, the Pittsburgh Conference of Jewish Women's Organizations, Women in Community Service Corporation, and Women in the Urban Crisis of Western Pennsylvania.

Along with the serious business there has always been a lighter side to the Pittsburgh Section's activities. Early programs of the Section's include musical events, dramatics, and socials. During the 1940s and 1950s fun and fundraising were combined in carnivals, dances, and shows.


Collection Scope and Content Notes

This collection contains the organizational records of the NCJW Pittsburgh Section (variously Columbian Council and Greater Pittsburgh Section) founded in 1894. This collection includes correspondence, memorabilia, reports, minutes, photographs, and oral histories for the period 1894 to 1997. The bulk of the records are from the NCJW Pittsburgh Section, however there are some materials in the collection regarding NCJW state and national activities. However, the first three decades of the Pittsburgh Section history are not adequately represented in these records. The minutes and reports were probably kept in the executives' homes and were lost at their deaths. This history must be reconstructed from the historical summaries and yearbooks. The first fifteen years of Pittsburgh Section history are covered in Ida Cohen Selavan book, The Columbian Council of Pittsburgh, 1894-1909: A Case Study of Adult Immigrant Education, and unpublished doctoral dissertation written in 1976.

There are fairly complete records for programs begun in the 1920s to the 1990s, as well as available historic and organizational materials. The Pittsburgh Section has also been associated with many organizations on the local, state, and national level, including the German Jewish Children's Aid Committee, American Service Institute, Health and Welfare Federation of Allegheny County, Allegheny County Council on Civil Rights, Allegheny County Federation of Women's Clubs, Women in Community Services Corporation, Women in the Urban Crisis of Western Pennsylvania, American Jewish Conference, American Jewish Congress, Irene Kaufmann Settlement, Jewish Community Relations Council, Jewish Social Service Bureau, Pittsburgh Conference of Jewish Women's Organizations, United Jewish Federation, and Young Men and Women's Hebrew Association. Materials on these organizations can be found throughout the collection.

Also found in the various series is correspondence with prominent Americans such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry A. Wallace, U.S. and State Senators and Representatives, Governors, Mayors, Clergymen, and local dignitaries. Besides correspondence, the collection also includes one tape recording of the First Annual Louis Rosenthal Legislative Institute, autograph albums dedicated to Section leaders, unmounted photographs of people involved in Section projects, and a series of scrapbooks with newspaper clippings documenting Section projects from the mid-1920s through the 1950s.

Of particular importance to the Pittsburgh Section has been their Oral History Project initiated in 1968. Volunteers for the project interviewed over 200 Jewish residents of Pittsburgh who had immigrated between 1890-1924. The interviewees were tape recorded and filled out questionnaires. The project resulted in the publication of a book in 1972, By Myself I'm a Book! An Oral History of the Immigrant Jewish Experience in Pittsburgh. A second project, carried out between 1974 and 2001, inspired the book My Voice was Heard. Tapes from both projects have been digitized and are available online on the website, Pittsburgh and Beyond: The Experience of the Jewish Community. For more information on the NCJW Oral History Projects, refer to Series XXVIII.

In June 2011, NCJW Oral History Project Co-Chairs, Marcia Frumerman and Marlene Haus, donated additional material relating to the NCJW Oral History Projects. Included in this donation were further materials for both Oral History Project I & II and extensive files on curriculum and course development based on the oral history interviews. The new materials also include information on creating and standardizing abstracts and indices to create Pittsburgh and Beyond: The Experience of the Jewish Community a guide to the oral history interviews. The new materials mostly have been added to the existing Series XXVIII. NCJW Oral History Project. New material has also been added to Series XVI. Subject Files. Further scope notes are found in both series.

The NCJW Pittsburgh Section has made many deposits to the Archives Service Center since 1964, however, all additions to the collection are located under AIS.1964.40.


Arrangement

The collection has been arranged into the following series:

  • Series I. History, 1894-1983
  • Series II. Charter, By-laws, and Organization, 1894-1974
  • Series III. Governing Bodies, 1914-1973
  • Series IV. Officers, 1894-1978
  • Series V. Administration, 1921-1977
  • Series VI. Fundraising, 1927-1979
  • Series VII. Education, 1894-1974
  • Series VIII. Philanthropic Activities, 1901-1975
  • Series IX. Community and Oversees Services, 1927-1980
  • Series X. Health and Welfare Services, 1946-1973
  • Series XI. Political Action, 1929-1979
  • Series XII. Jewish Affiliations, 1928-1975
  • Series XIII. Affiliation Networks, 1896-1976
  • Series XIV. Photographs, Scrapbooks, and Record Books, 1960-1973
  • Series XV. Publications and Organizational Records, 1959-1987
  • Series XVI. Subject Files, 1943-1995
  • Series XVII. Organizational Records, 1934-1989
  • Series XVIII. Council Journals, 1949-1954
  • Series XIX. Publications and Papers, 1967-1976
  • Series XX. Scrapbooks, 1944-1990
  • Series XXI. Photographs and Slides, 1933-1990
  • Series XXII. Awards, 1954-1993
  • Series XXIII. Organizational Records, 1947-1990
  • Series XXIV. Photographs, 1970-1989
  • Series XXV. Organizational Records, 1956-1994
  • Series XXVI. Membership and Volunteer Service, 1956-1993
  • Series XXVII. Photographs, 1990-2003
  • Series XXVIII. NCJW Oral History Projects, 1968-2001
  • Series XXIX. Scrapbooks and Posters, 1960-1989


Subject Terms

Topics
  • Jewish women -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Societies and clubs
  • Jews -- Pennsylvania -- History
  • Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Interviews
  • Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Charities
  • Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- History
  • Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Interviews
  • Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Social conditions
  • Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Societies and clubs
  • Jews -- Social life and customs
  • Oral history
  • Women -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Societies and clubs

Corporate Names
  • National Council of Jewish Women. Pittsburgh Section. South Hills Branch.
  • National Council of Jewish Women. Pittsburgh Section.

Locations
  • Pennsylvania -- Emigration and immigration
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Emigration and immigration
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Social conditions

Genres/Forms
  • Interviews
  • Oral histories (Document genres)

Category
  • Ethnic groups
  • Societies
  • Women

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of the National Council of Jewish Women on September 9, 1964.

Accruals:

Subsequent additions made in 1976, 1984, 1992, 2002, 2005 and 2011.

Alternate Format:

Digital reproductions of the collection are available electronically at http://digital.library.pitt.edu/n/ncjw/.

Preferred Citation:

National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section Papers, 1894-2011, AIS.1964.40, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Previous Citation:

National Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section Papers, 1894-2003, AIS.1964.40, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This guide to the collection was originally prepared by: Ida Selavan in 1982 and was rewritten and revised by Kate Colligan and Betty Berger (NCJW). Revisions occurred to the finding aid as a part of the encoding process in August 2003. Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Julie Aher in August 2003. Wendy Pflug processed the materials added to the collection in June 2001.

Copyright:

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Related Material:

Researchers may wish to examine the following collections which are also on deposit at the Archives Service Center: Allegheny County Committee on Fair Employment Practices Records (ais196911), American Service Institute Records (AIS.1963.01), Committee on Immigration and Naturalization of Allegheny County Records (AIS.1968.09), Congress of Clubs and Club Women of Western Pennsylvania Records (AIS.1964.10), Health and Welfare Federation of Allegheny County Records (AIS.1968.14a), Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Records (AIS.1966.08), Jewish Community Relations Council Records (AIS.1965.11), Oliver M. Kaufmann Collection-The History of the Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh (AIS.1978.12), Pittsburgh Conference of Jewish Women's Organizations Records (AIS.1968.17), the Rauh Family Papers (AIS.1966.12), and Lillian A. Friedberg Papers (AIS.2000.04).


Collection Inventory

Series I. History, 1894-1983

Scope and Content Notes:

Series I contains historical materials relating to the founding of the NCJW Pittsburgh Section. However, many materials have been lost. The little material that is available includes a condensed history of the Section written by Mrs. Amelia Zugsmith, President of the Pittsburgh Section from 1922-1925 and Council Historian. She prepared the history "from all available sources of information," including records of meetings, newspaper clippings and interviews, and this was updated periodically through 1929. However, the source materials referred to in the history are no longer available, except some early correspondence (1894-1901). A number of other histories were written in the 1940s from Mrs. Zugsmith's summary, but some contain errors. This series also contains materials devoted to the special anniversaries of the Pittsburgh Section, including the 35th, 50th, 75th, 80th, and 90th.

Subseries 1. General


Box 1
Folder 1-3 1894-1922
Folder 4 1922-1929
Folder 5-6 1944-1955 (includes report by Historian)
Folder 7-8 1894-197?

Subseries 2. Historic Anniversaries

Folder 9 35th Anniversary, ; 50th Anniversary, 1929 1944-1945
Folder 10 Correspondence
Folder 11 Letters from Eleanor Roosevelt, Henry A. Wallace, and U.S. Representative Samuel A. Weiss
Folder 12 Memorabilia
Folder 13 60th Anniversary, 1954
Folder 14 70th Anniversary, 1964
Folder 15-16 75th Anniversary; 80th Anniversary; 90th Anniversary, 1968-1969, 1973, 1983

Series II. Charter, By-laws, and Organization, 1894-1974

Scope and Content Notes:

Series II contains organizational records. While there is a constitution for the National Council of Jewish Women, sections are governed by their own by-laws and standing rules. These are frequently revised and this series contains many revisions from 1926 onward. Mrs. Zugsmith's historic survey mentions, "the Pittsburgh Section, NCJW took out a charter and became an incorporated body... in May, 1909." No trace of this charter has been found to date. This series also includes the incorporation papers of 1921.

Folder 17 Incorporation Papers (originals held by NCJW), 1921
Folder 18-21 By-laws and revisions, 1928-1974 (intermittent)

Box 2
Folder 1-7 Standing rules, policies, and procedures, 1894-1971 (intermittent)
Folder 8-13 Committee on by-laws and rules, 1920-1971
Folder 14 Organizational charts, undated

Series III. Governing Bodies, 1914-1973

Scope and Content Notes:

Series III contains materials relating to the Board, committees, and projects of the Pittsburgh Section. In its earliest years the Pittsburgh Section was run by just a few women serving as officers. As membership grew and various projects were undertaken, committee and Board members were elected and appointed to fulfill certain governance functions. The oldest and most continuous records available are from the Executive Board (1914-1917, 1925-1973). The formation of an Executive Committee consisted of a President, Vice President, Corresponding, Recording, and Financial Secretaries, Auditor, Historian, and five Members of the Executive Board (1926-1969, 1971). A Steering Committee, which was made up of the Executive Committee plus appointed members, served as an Advisory Committee to the President from 1936-1946. An Advisory Committee, whose minutes date from 1946 was replaced by the Executive Committee in 1964, although references to the Advisory Committee continue to 1971. There are also materials from the Board of Directors, an honorary function for the section from 1950 (1933-1960).

Subseries 1. Executive Board


Box 3
Folder 1-20 Minutes, 1914-1943

Box 4
Folder 1-20 Minutes, 1944-1963

Box 5
Folder 1-12 Minutes, 1964-1975

Subseries 2. Executive Committee


Box 6
Folder 1 Minutes, 1926-1969
Folder 2 Correspondence, 1949-1967
Folder 3 Lists of members, 1946-1971

Subseries 3. Steering Committee

Folder 4-6 Minutes, 1947-1956 (some undated)
Folder 7 Correspondence, 1948-1952
Folder 8 Lists of members, 1946-1956

Subseries 4. Advisory Committee

Folder 9-14 Minutes and recommendations, 1936-1963, 1966-1973 (some undated)
Folder 15 Correspondence, 1958-1963
Folder 16 Lists of members, 1961-1971

Subseries 5. Board of Directors

Folder 17 Minutes, 1966
Folder 18 Lists of members, , and correspondence, 1950-1958 1935-1947

Series IV. Officers, 1894-1978

Scope and Content Notes:

Series IV contains materials for the number of officers that have servied the Pittsburgh Section over the years. During its first year the Pittsburgh Section functioned with four officers, a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. By May of 1895, the job of Secretary was divided into two positions the Recording and Assistant Secretary. In later years other positions were added, including Auditor (1906), a second Vice-President (1908), and a Financial Secretary (1911). Third and fourth Vice-Presidents were added in 1913 and 1918, but it is unclear whether the positions were re-elected.

It is only from the mid 1920s, with the election of Mrs. Lillian Freund as President, that minutes, records and reports were maintained. Reports and minutes from annual meetings, sometimes called "President's Day" or "Volunteer Recognition Day," include the President's report. The President's report can be found in the President Files. Material on both are included in the files. The annual reports were published in the yearbooks, reports missing in this series may be found there.

A separate folder has been assigned to the correspondence and papers of each President even where no papers have yet been located. Folders are arranged chronologically by term of office.

Subseries 1. President Files


Box 7
Folder 1-4 Annual Reports (some may contain slides), 1934-1970
Folder 5-9 Minutes, 1926-1963
Folder 10 Ballots and nominations, 1906-1967 (intermittent)
Folder 11 Invitations, 1960-1968
Folder 12-20 President's Day, 1925-1972

Box 8
Folder 1-4 President's Day (continued), 1925-1972
Folder 5-8 Volunteer Recognition Day, 1958-1975

Box 9
Folder 1-29 Correspondence files for each President, 1894-1978
Folder 30 Historic letters to Presidents, 1894-1975

Subseries 2. Recording Secretary Files


Box 10
Folder 1 Reports, 1928-1958
Folder 2 Correspondence, 1960-1961
Folder 3 Notarized statement, 1941

Subseries 3. Corresponding Secretary Files

Folder 4 Reports, 1927-1953 (intermittent)

Subseries 4. Financial Secretary Files

Folder 5-13 Reports, 1946-1973

Subseries 5. Treasurer Files


Box 11
Folder 1-20 Reports, 1927-1970

Box 12
Folder 1-2 Reports (continued), 1971-1973
Folder 3 Correspondence, 1945-1960
Folder 4 Audits, 1941, 1973
Folder 5-9 Ledgers, 1959-1964
Folder 10-11 Employee records, 1954-1964

Series V. Administration, 1921-1977

Scope and Content Notes:

Series V contains materials of the Executive Board. During its first decade of existence the Section administered all activities via the Executive Board. At that time budgets were usually drawn up on an ad hoc basis. However, in its second decade the Pittburgh Section's membership increased, committees proliferated, and the collection of dues and the allocation of funds became more organized. A budget of a few hundred dollars in 1904 had grown to $20,000 by 1915.

By 1921, there were 54 committees and it was decided to divide them among nine departments. The "departments" were renamed "bureaus" and reorganized in the late 1940s. They were renamed "departments" again in the early 1960s. In 1962, the Pittsburgh Section was decentralized into divisions based on place of residence and meeting time (e.g. Evening Division). However, in April of 1970 the divisions were dissolved.

Because of these administrative permutations and combinations, these series are based on function rather than subject. The series contains files and reports relating to finance, membership (including oversized ledgers), policy and personnel, and program, publicity and public relations.

Subseries 1. Finance Committee

Folder 12-19 Minutes, 1921-1971
Folder 20 Reports, 1932-1968 (intermittent)
Folder 21 Lists of members, 1943-1952
Folder 22-29 Budgets, 1923-1967
Folder 30 Investments and insurance policies, 1932-1973

Section: Membership Committee


Box 13
Folder 1-3 Reports, 1933-1972
Folder 4-7 Minutes, 1930-1962
Folder 8 Correspondence, Membership Vice-President, 1951-1973
Folder 9-11 Campaigns, 1943-1960
Folder 12 Report, Membership Review Committee, undated
Folder 13 Extension, 1945-1961
Folder 14 Fifty-year membership party, 1959
Folder 15 Directory of new members, 1922-1937
Folder 16-23 Lists of members, 1951-1971
Folder 24 Lists of deceased members, 1953-1967
Volume 1-6 Ledgers, 1947-1961

Section: Policy and Personnel


Box 14
Folder 1-2 Reports, 1927-1934
Folder 3-4 Minutes, 1935-1946
Folder 5 Correspondence, Departmental Committee, 1938
Folder 6 Minutes, Special Committee on the Office of President, 1949
Folder 7-9 Reports, Administration and Finance, 1949-1967
Folder 10-12 Office Service Committee, 1946-1961
Folder 13 Personnel Committee, 1949-1972

Subseries 2. Program, Publicity, and Public Relations

Folder 14-20 Reports and correspondence, 1927-1977
Folder 21-22 Program material, invitations, and newspaper clippings

Series VI. Fundraising, 1927-1979

Scope and Content Notes:

Series VI contains materials for the Pittsburgh Sections fundraising activities. One of the Section's first projects was fundraising. Most early fundraising was ad hoc, to cover the expenses of renting a hall for a lecture, for example. An early campaign raised a little over $1,630 to give to the Pittsburgh and Allegheny Free Kindergarten Association for the establishment of a new kindergarten. The school was named "Columbian Kindergarten" in honor of the Columbian Council. In 1897 the increasing expenditure of funds for philanthropy led the Section to inaugurate other fundraising techniques, including special memberships, personal solicitations, and memorials. In 1909 the Section introduced a Ways and Means Committee whose purpose was fundraising. The committee introduced sponsorship of theatrical events, guest lectures, and souvenir programs, which were very successful. The first supper dance and automobile raffles were introduced in 1917 and balls, fashion shows, dinner dances, and carnivals were popular through the 1930s and 1940s. In the late 1950s extravagant musicals were produced featuring members of the Section. During the 1970s the low key Stay-At-Home Balls replaced the Angel Balls of the 1960s.

However, the Section's most successful, ongoing fundraising has been through their thrift shops. Thrift shops were inaugurated by Mrs. Minnie Kaufmann in 1927. She stated their purpose to be, "to utilize the waste of the Jewish community, to collect, and dispose of rummage." The Service Shop, and later the Council Shop, have been located at various addresses throughout Pittsburgh.

Subseries 1. Ways and Means


Box 15
Folder 1-2 Historic letters about Columbian Kindergarten
Folder 3 Committee reports and correspondence, 1950-1973
Folder 4-5 Remembrance, anniversary, and memorial fund, 1938-1960
Folder 6 Report, Benefit Ball, 1934-1935
Folder 7-8 Carnivals, 1946-1948
Folder 9 Benefit performance "Fun and Funds," 1949
Folder 10 "The Magic of Fall Fashion," 1950
Folder 11 Dinner dance and fashion revue, 1951
Folder 12-14 "Evening in Paris," 1952
Folder 15-17 "Americana Dinner Dance," 1953
Folder 18 Sixtieth birthday dinner dance, 1954
Folder 19 Dessert luncheon fashion show, 1955
Folder 20-24 "My Fair Lady," 1956

Box 16
Folder 1-4 "The Bells Are Ringing," 1957
Folder 5-8 "Three to Make Ready," 1958
Folder 9-11 Talent, Inc. (Sections's "little theatre group")
Folder 12-15 "Angel Balls," reports, invitations, and newspaper clippings, 1961-1970
Folder 16 "Stay-at-Home Balls," 1968-1979
Folder 17 Tour programs, 1966-1968
Folder 18 Lists of fundraising aides and contributors
Folder 19-25 Service/Council Shops, 1927-1973
Folder 26-26a Council Boutique (Anathan House) and "Designer Dress Day," 1970-1973

Series VII. Education, 1894-1974

Scope and Content Notes:

Series VII consists of records regarding the overall goals of the Pittsburgh Section. When the NCJW was organized at the Columbian Exposition in 1893 four resolutions were passed which served as the basis of its constitution. These resolutions emphasized working in religion, education, and philanthropy, studying Judaism, improving Sabbath schools, and opposing religious persecution. Each local section was given considerable leeway in implementing these goals.

The Pittsburgh Section has worked, sometimes in cooperation with other groups, to encourage Jewish education. Shortly after its founding the Columbian Council organized study circles and the earliest standing committee, the Committee on Religion. The religious education of children, especially the children of immigrants, was the Council's earliest outreach project. In January of 1896 they started a religious school which became the nucleus of the Columbian School and Settlement, later renamed the Irene Kaufmann Settlement. The Settlement separated from the Council in 1900, but the religious school continued under the Council's direction. In 1927 the Sisterhood of Rodef Shalom joined the Pittsburgh Section to form the Southwestern District of Pennsylvania Jewish Religious Schools Committee. This relationship lasted until 1964. For more information on this subject see Mildred W. Kreimer's, "Southwestern District Religious Schools Celebrate Sixtieth Year," Jewish Criterion, September 11, 1953.

Subseries 1. Religious Education


Box 17
Folder 1-2 Historic correspondence on religious education, 1894-190(?)
Folder 3-14 Reports, by-laws, correspondence, members, and schools, Southwestern District of Pennsylvania Jewish Religious Schools Committee, 1927-1964
Folder 15-16 Religious study programs, 1920s-1958
Folder 17-19 Contemporary Jewish affairs, 1950-1974
Folder 20-22 Jewish education in Pittsburgh, 1946-1956

Subseries 2. English as a Second Language (ESL)


Box 17A
Folder 1 Course Material, 1980-1982
Folder 2 1989
Folder 3 Volunteer Registration, 1989-1991
Folder 4 Volunteer Tutor Training, 1991
Folder 5 Tutor lists
Folder 6 Tutor Packets
Folder 7 Grants, 1990
Folder 8 Partners in Conversation, 1990-1993
Folder 9 Public Relations, 1990-1994

Series VIII. Philanthropic Activities, 1901-1975

Scope and Content Notes:

Series VIII contains materials on the Pittsburgh Sections philanthropic activities. To implement the goal of philanthropy the NCJW Pittsburgh Section involved itself in numerous activities. A Personal Service Committee, formed in 1895 performed traditional acts of charity, including visiting the poor and sick, donating food and clothing, and providing medical care. The Personal Service Committee was disbanded in 1912 with the establishment of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies.

Another early interest of Section's was to aid immigrants, which developed from informal relationships based on involvement in settlement work to a full-fledged department with a professional at its head. The Pittsburgh Section was also interested in working with girls, often immigrants, and helping them to find housing, employment, and recreation. In 1946 the NCJW's Service for Foreign Born merged with the National Refugee Service into the United Service for New Americans (USNA). However, the committees for Service to Foreign Born continued functioning at the section level. In 1954 the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) and the refugee services of the Joint Distribution Committee joined the USNA to form a unified agency, United HIAS Service, Inc. In the Foreign Born subseries there is information on activities relating to the immigration and rescue efforts in Europe, as well as other functions for new citizens.

This series also contains materials relating to the Section's work with the handicapped. Their activities led to the establishment of many programs, such as the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind, the Industrial League (for the sale of items made by handicapped people), and the Bertha F. Rauh Nursery School for the Deaf. Many of the projects initiated by the Section were taken over by other agencies, became independent, or disappeared when the need for them was gone.


Box 18
Folder 1 Rules for the Guidance of Personal Service Workers, 1901
Folder 2 Report to Immigrant Aid Committee, 1906
Folder 3 Reports and correspondence, Penal Work Committee, 1920-1921
Folder 4 Statement, summer camp for working girls, 1921
Folder 5 Reports, Department of Social Services 1920s-1930s
Folder 6 Reports, employment, 1933-1935
Folder 7 Report, Girls Bureau, 1937
Folder 8 Handicapped, Work for the blind, 1932-1975
Folder 9 Handicapped, Work for deaf and hard of hearing, 1930s-1962
Folder 10-13 Handicapped, Industrial League, 1928-1956
Folder 14 Handicapped, Cerebral Palsy program, 1949-1964
Folder 15 Handicapped, Committee for the handicapped, 1951-195(?)
Folder 16-19 Handicapped, Bertha F. Rauh Nursery School for the Deaf, 1952-1958
Folder Handicapped, Reports, history, and correspondence, Recreation Bureau, 1932-1935

Box 19
Folder 1-2 Minutes, Grants, Scholarships, and loans to Jewish students, and Student Aid Committee 1949-1965
Folder 3-5 Treasurer reports, 1949-1965
Folder 6-8 Correspondence, contributions, and Senatorial scholarships, 1934-1971
Folder 9 Relationship with United Vocational Employment Services/Vocational Rehabilitation Center, 1952-1969
Folder 10-14 Student Aid Committee members and recipients, 1929-1959 (some undated)
Box 20 Student Aid recipients, A-K
Box 21 Student Aid recipients, L-Z

Box 22
Folder 1-5 Council House for working girls, 1923-1932

Section: Foreign Born Files

Folder 6-9 Minutes, Committee of Service to Foreign Born, 1939-1946
Folder 10 Reports, 1932-1961
Folder 11 Committee members and correspondence, 1940-1953
Folder 12 Relief campaign for Jews in Germany, 1933
Folder 13-17 German Jewish Children's Aid Committee, 1934-1936
Folder 18 Rescue Children, Inc., 1946
Folder 19 Emergency supplies for new Americans, 1949-1950

Box 23
Folder 1 Citizen's Committee on Displaced Persons, 1946-1950
Folder 2-4 Visiting Committee on Service to Foreign Born, 1948-1954
Folder 5-7 Immigration and nationality laws, 1952-1953
Folder 8-9 Committee on Immigration and Naturalization of Allegheny County, 1955-1958
Folder 10 Joint Committee on service to new immigrants, 1955-1958
Folder 11-15 United Service for new Americans, 1949-1954
Folder 16-19 American Service Institute, 1947-1958
Folder 20 Friendship Club, 1950-1964
Folder 21 Russian Resettlement Party, 1957
Folder 22-23 Country Club luncheon and Invisible Port and Dock luncheon, 1940-1941

Series IX. Community and Overseas Services, 1927-1980

Scope and Content Notes:

Series IX contains materials of the Pittsburgh Section's work with community and overseas projects. From the mid-1940s on the Pittsburgh Section's philanthropic activities changed in accordance with changing conditions. While continuing its services to the foreign born, the section developed new programs of outreach for the aged, hospitalized veterans, mentally ill, and children in need. Files concerning legislation for the aged includes correspondence from U.S. Senator Joseph Clark, State Senator Michael O'Pake, Louis H. Rosenthal Memorial Institute "Our Senior Citizens-The Legislative Road to Dignity," and a tape recording from the institute located in Box 55. Additional correspondence includes letters from local clergymen, agency executives, U.S. Representatives Elmer J. Holland and William S. Moorhead, U.S. Senators Hugh Scott and Joseph S. Clark, and County Commissioner William D. McClelland.

The Pittsburgh Section also participated in NCJW programs overseas, including Ship-A-Box, which sent educational and play materials for kindergartens abroad. They also created fellowships for students abroad and initiated the Hebrew University High School project. Locally, the Council innovated the Share-A-Toy program with hospitals in Israel.

In the Services for the Aged subseries there is information on a number of activities and projects, including Anathan House, Central Bureau on the Care of the Aged (CBCA), and various senior citizen programs. The bulk of the records in the subseries are from 1941-1980, and contain reports, publications, planning and architect records, history and surveys. The subseries on Work with Children and Youth has information on pre-school health programs, the Headstart program, children's enrichment programs, and Delinquent Children and Adoptive and Foster Care Procedures.

Subseries 1. Services for the Aged


Box 24
Folder 1-3 Community Service Bureau Department, 1952-1980
Folder 4-6 Central Bureau on the Care of the Aged (CBCA), 1941-1953
Folder 7 Reports, Social Committee for the Aged in the Community, 1949-1951 (some undated)
Folder 8 Plans for cooperative programs for the aged, 1949-1951 (some undated)
Folder 9-10 City-wide aged recreational project, 1952-1960
Folder 11 Camping for older people, 1951-1953 (some undated)
Folder 12 Statistical surveys of aged, 1941-1961 (intermittent)
Folder 13-16 Legislation for the aged, reports, position papers, and correspondence, 1961-1975
Folder 17 County and State committees on aging, 1953-1975
Folder 18 White House conferences on aging, 1961-1962
Folder 19 Have a Heart for the Aged (legislation for medical care insurance)
Folder 20 Friendly Visitors and Meals on Wheels, 1958-1975
Folder 21 Transportation for elderly (with Pioneer Women), 1973-1975

Box 25
Folder 1 Senior Citizens Service Corps, 1966-1976 (intermittent)
Folder 2 Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), 1974
Folder 3 Services for elderly, East End, 1974
Folder 4 Senior Citizens Month, 1966-1969 (intermittent)
Folder 5-7 Problems of aged, programs, and publications, 1944-1972 (intermittent)
Folder 8-22 Council Lounge for the elderly, 1949-1963

Box 26
Folder 1-16a Anathan House, 1962-1976

Subseries 2. Work with Children and Youth Files


Box 27
Folder 1 Child Study Committee report, Campaign for a Child Welfare Service reports and correspondence, 1927-1928; 1961-1963
Folder 2-4 Delinquent children reports, correspondence, and publications, 1954-1975
Folder 5 Squirrel Hill Youth Council, 1947
Folder 6 Allegheny County Conference on Family Life, 1949-1952
Folder 7 Essay contest for college seniors, 1952-1953
Folder 8-12 Infant and Pre-School Health Section, Department of Public Health, Arsenal Public Health Center, and Volunteer Project, 1951-1958
Folder 13 White House conferences on children and youth, 1960 and 1970
Folder 14-15 Children's Cultural Enrichment Program reports, correspondence, and newspaper clippings, 1963-1966
Folder 16-20 Headstart Day Care Committee reports, proposals, volunteer information, and correspondence, 1967-1976
Folder 21-22 Adoptive and foster care procedures, Allegheny County, 1969-1970

Box 28a
Folder 1-2 Tutorial Project, jointly with Bethesda United Presbyterian Church and Community Center of Homewood, UJF, JCC, Brashear Association, 1968-1975
Folder 3-7 Community Committee on School Dropout and Youth Employment and Committee on Employment Impact, 1960-1968

Box 28b
Folder 8-10 Lifestyle Program publications and Learning Disabilities Project, 1961-1975
Folder 11-14 Creative Dramatics/Mental Health Teacher Assistant Program, 1970-1976
Folder 15 Emotionally ill children, with Poale Zedeck School and Technoma Workshop 1961-196(?)
Folder 16-20 Public Schools and Citizen's Commission, correspondence, 1952-1976
Folder 21 Third Annual Louis H. Rosenthal Memorial Institute, "Bills, Budgets and Bonuses for our Schools," March 1, 1963
Folder 22 Project Forward
Folder 23-26 Subject files, abortion, adoption, child abuse, and international child of the year

Series X. Health and Welfare Services, 1946-1973

Scope and Content Notes:

Series X consists of materials of the Pittsburgh Section's activities with health and welfare services. The Pittsburgh Section is noted for introducing the visiting nurse to Pittsburgh. In addition, the section has often worked in association with other organizations in providing volunteers for health and welfare programs. The subseries on Health Services contains a history, correspondence, minutes, reports, members from the Health and Welfare Federation of Allegheny County, and other organization materials for the period 1946 to 1973. In the subseries Mental Health Programs there is information on the history, minutes, reports, financial records, program services, and information regarding Council House social rehabilitation for mental patients (under community auspices from 1967) for the period 1957 to 1973.

Subseries 1. Health Services


Box 29
Folder 1-10 Health and Welfare Federation of Allegheny County, 1946-1973
Folder 11 Citizens Association for Health and Welfare, 1949-1958
Folder 12 National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Inc. and Polio Vaccination Program, 1951-1957
Folder 13 USO volunteers, 1956-1957
Folder 14-24 Veterans Administration Voluntary Service (VAVS), 1950-1957

Subseries 2. Mental Health Programs


Box 30
Folder 1 Mental Hygiene Committee/Mental Health Committee, 195(?)-1962 (intermittent)
Folder 2-3 Mental Health Conference, correspondence and agendas, 1956-1957
Folder 4 Mental Health Public Hearings, Pennsylvania Department of Welfare, 1956
Folder 5 Academy of Religion and Mental Health, 1969
Folder 6 Citizens Liaison Committee on mental health, 1971
Folder 7-8 Mental Health Publications by NCJW, Pennsylvania and Department, HEW, U.S.
Folder 9-21 Council House social rehabilitation for mental patients, 1957-1973
Folder 22 Diagnostic and counseling services for the mentally handicapped

Series XI. Political Action, 1929-1979

Scope and Content Notes:

Series XI contains records on the Pittsburgh Section's political activities. The Pittsburgh Section was involved in political action for many decades. Some activities were short lived, such as Liberation Day and Pennsylvania Week, but other activities have gone on for years, such as the section's involvement in the Human Relations Commission between 1952 and 1973. The Council involves itself in political action on the local, state, national and international levels, with particular interest in Jewish affairs.

This series contains information on the Department of Public Affairs Files (previously the Department of Education, the Bureau of Education, the Bureau of Education and Social Action, and the National and International Affairs), Fair Employment Practice Commission (FEPC), Fair Housing Practices Committee (FHPC), Club Women of Western Pennsylvania, Human Relations Commission, and civil rights. Of importance to the civil rights subseries is the information regarding Marjorie H. Watson and her work with the Allegheny County Council on Civil Rights.

Subseries 1. Department of Public Affairs


Box 31
Folder 1-5 Reports and correspondence, 1927-1979
Folder 6-7 Committee on Classes and Discussion Groups and Committee on State Affairs
Folder 8 Legislative Club
Folder 9 The Banner, 1952-1954
Folder 10 Washington Institute on Public Affairs, 1958-1978
Folder 11 Second Louis H. Rosenthal Legislative Institute, "Tools for Understanding the News," March 27, 1962
Folder 12-15 Political questionnaires, Congressional candidates, state candidates, and Senator Clark, 1950-1968
Folder 16a Pennsylvania State Tax Reform, 1970
Folder 16b Clean Air Committee, 1969
Folder 16c Anti-Ballistic Missile, 1969
Folder 16d Call for Action, 1970
Folder 16e Education Committee, 1969-1977
Folder 16f Bicentennial convocation on religious liberty, 1975-1977
Folder 16g Welfare rights, 1969
Folder 17 American Foundation for Political Education, 1958
Folder 18 Association of Community Councils of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, 1947
Folder 19 Civic Club of Allegheny County, 1954-1959
Folder 20-22 Civil Defense reports, correspondence, and publications, 1950-1957

Subseries 2. Civil Rights


Box 32
Folder 1-9 Allegheny County Council on Civil Rights, 1948-1958, 1968
Folder 10-15 Fair Employment Practice Commission (FEPC), 1948-1956
Folder 16-22 Fair Housing Practices Committee (FHPC), 1953-1974

Box 33
Folder 1 Pennsylvania Equal Rights Council, 1958
Folder 2 Miscellaneous material on civil rights, 1963-1967
Folder 3-9 Congress of Clubs and Club Women of Western Pennsylvania, 1947-1958

Subseries 3. Federation of Women's Clubs

Folder 10-17 Allegheny County Federation of Women's Clubs, 1948-1958
Folder 18-19 Pennsylvania Federation of Women's Clubs, 1947-1958

Box 34
Folder 1 Household Employment Committee, 1965-1967
Folder 2 Human Needs Coalition, 1973-1974

Subseries 4. Human Relations Commission

Folder 3-4 Human Relations Commission, 1957-1973
Folder 5 Human Service Board of Allegheny County, 1974
Folder 6 League of Women Voters, 1956-1969
Folder 7 Liberation Day (contains proclamation signed by Mayor David Lawrence), May 5, 1950
Folder 8 National Achievement clubs, 1950-1956
Folder 9 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1949-1974 (intermittent)
Folder 10-11 National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1948-1958
Folder 12-13 National Conference of Social Work, 1938-1947
Folder 14 Pennsylvania Tax Reform study group, 1970
Folder 15-16 Women's Advisory Committee, Pennsylvania Week, 1947-1951
Folder 17 Pittsburgh Coalition on National Priorities and Military Policy, 1969-1970
Folder 18-19 Pittsburgh Council on Intercultural Education, 1949-1957
Folder 20 Pittsburgh Council for International Visitors report, June 11, 1962

Box 35
Folder 1-2 Police Community Relations Project, 1972-1974
Folder 3 Public Assistance study group, 1968-1969
Folder 4 Urban League, 1953-1966
Folder 5 WQED, 1954-1957
Folder 6-12 Women in Community Service Corporation (WICS), 1964-1971
Folder 13-17 Women in the Urban Crisis of Western Pennsylvania (see also FHPC files), 1967-1975
Folder 18 Pennsylvania Program for Women and Girl Offenders, Inc., job opportunities section, and Concentrated Employment Program (CEP)

Series XII. Jewish Affiliations, 1928-1975

Scope and Content Notes:

Series XII contains materials for the Pittsburgh Section's Jewish affiliations. The NCJW Pittsburgh Section has been involved in many local, national, and international Jewish affairs. They have also founded institutions (Columbia School-IKS), participated in the founding of others (Conference of Jewish Women's Organizations), and have provided support for many more.

The Jewish Organizations subseries contains information on the Community Relations Committee, at one time the Joint Public Relations Committee; the Jewish Public Relations Council; the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC); the Irene Kaufmann Settlement; the United Jewish Fund; and the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies. For more information on the JCRC the researcher should refer to the Papers of Lillian A. Friedberg (ais 2000:04)on deposit with the Archives Service Center. Friedberg served as Executive Director of the JCRC from 1943 to 1965.

Also in this series are materials regarding the Expanded Overseas Program, the Israel Education Project, Seymour Fox Operation, Soviet Jewry programs, workshops and training, Community Leadership Training Program (CLTP), and information on the Evening and South Hills Branches.

Subseries 1. Affiliations

Folder 19 American Jewish Committee, 1956

Box 36
Folder 1-3 American Jewish Conference, 1943-1947
Folder 4-7 American Jewish Congress, 1934-1946
Folder 8 B'nai Brith, 1934-1955
Folder 9-14 Irene Kaufmann Settlement (IKS), 1948-1958
Folder 15-23 Community Relations Committee, 1943-1973

Box 37
Folder 1 Jewish Family and Children's Services, 1954-1963
Folder 2-5 Jewish Social Service Bureau, 1938-1947
Folder 6 National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, 1959
Folder 7-11 Pittsburgh Conference of Federation of Jewish Women's Organizations, 1942-1946
Folder 12-15 United Jewish Federation (UJF), 1940-1958
Folder 16 Combined Young Men and Women's Hebrew Association and Irene Kaufmann Center Senior Citizens Clubs publications, "News and Views," April-May, 1970
Folder 17-22 Young Men and Women's Hebrew Association, 1943-1957

Subseries 2. Expanded Overseas Program


Box 38
Folder 1 Committee reports and memos, 1946-1971
Folder 2 Books for Israel project, 1953
Folder 3 Council Homes in Athens and Paris, 1946-1950
Folder 4 Israel bonds, 1952-1975
Folder 5-9a Israel education project, 1946-1971
Folder 10 Jewish National Funds Certificate #D17327, undated
Folder 11-12 Scholarships for overseas students, 1947-196(?)
Folder 13 Share-A-Toy project, 1972-1973
Folder 14-16 Ship-A-Box project, 1949-1971
Folder 17-22 Soviet Jewry programs, 1964-1975

Box 39
Folder 1-6 United Nations Association of Pittsburgh, 1945-1958
Folder 7-8 United Nations General Assembly reports of NCJW accredited observer, 1948-1949
Folder 9 United Nations Institutes (annual Eleanor Roosevelt UN Institutes) reports, 1961, 1963-1964 1968
Folder 10 United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNNRA), 1944
Folder 11-15 Women's Action Committee for Lasting Peace, 1946-1950
Folder 16 World Affairs Forums, Foreign Policy Association, 1953-1969
Folder 17 World Affairs Forums, Foreign Policy Association, and Pittsburgh membership directory, 1946
Folder 18 Israeli Friendship Committee

Subseries 3. Workshops and Training Institutes


Box 40
Folder 1 Post Board Institute, 1948
Folder 2-3 Workshop with Mrs. Robison, Executive Board workshop with Mrs. Cahn, April 1950
Folder 4 Training institute with Mrs. H. L. Levin, April 1951
Folder 5 Group discussion technique, 1952
Folder 6 Work conference in group leadership, 1956
Folder 7 Workshop with Mrs. Hymes, November 1956
Folder 8-11 Volunteer Training Institute, 1956-1959
Folder 12 Board workshop with Mrs. Kreger, December 9, 1959
Folder 13-20 Community Leadership Training Program (CLTP), 1958-1962
Folder 21 Training consultations, 1966-1967
Folder 22 Institute on Volunteer Training (held jointly with LHAS), 1966-1967
Folder 23 Training institute for Chairmen, June 1971
Folder 24 Workshops on teenage behavior, 1954, 1956, 1967, 1971
Folder 25 Management by Objective workshop, June 10, 1974
Folder 26 Planning Today for Impact Tomorrow Board workshop, May 1975

Subseries 4. Self-studies, Questionnaires, and Evaluations


Box 41
Folder 1 Survey of Social Service Department, Pittsburgh section, ; Survey of sewing groups and the need of such groups, February 1932 1932?
Folder 2 Survey of the Pittsburgh section of NCJW, 1943?
Folder 3 Survey of Council affiliations, 1944
Folder 4 Survey of report on the NCJW by Sidney Hook, 1 volume (printed in, Strictly Confidential, Not for Publication) (Limited Access) 1946,
Folder 5 Reevaluation of present structure of NCJW Pittsburgh section, 1950
Folder 6-9 Self-evaluation, reports, correspondence, questionnaires, and membership information forms, anonymous, 1952
Folder 10 Questionnaires and analysis on section response and use of material provided by NCJW, 1954
Folder 11 Completed questionnaires
Folder 12-13 Annual questionnaire, completed questionnaires, and correspondence, 1956
Folder 14 Interim report of the Special Committee to evaluate the structure of the Pittsburgh section, February 28, 1956
Folder 15 Special committee to study the role of NCJW in the general and Jewish community, summary of trends, October 2, 1956
Folder 16 Koffee Klass questionnaire, September 1958
Folder 17 Questionnaire on civil rights, January 9, 1964
Folder 18 Questionnaires on community service, and January 24, 1968, December 16, 1968
Folder 19 Evaluation and Survey Committee report, April 11, 1968
Folder 20 Questionnaire for section Board on issue of Vietnam, May 4, 1968

Subseries 5. Councilette and Teenage Branch


Box 42
Folder 1 By-laws, rules, policies, and procedures, , 1957-1961 undated
Folder 2 Reports, 1954-1958, 1960-1961
Folder 3 Treasurer's reports, 1948-1955
Folder 4-7 Correspondence, 1950-1969
Folder 8 Programs and invitations (most undated)
Folder 9 List of officers and members
Folder 10 Councilette questionnaires
Folder 11 "The Councilette Advisor" by Mrs. Lewis Gordon, May 3, 1948
Folder 12-13 Counciletter, 1953-1959, undated
Folder 14 Councilette publications, 1944-1963

Subseries 6. Juniors and Women, Ages 18-21

Folder 15 By-laws, Junior Branch, and Junior Division, undated
Folder 16-17 Reports, 1928, 1947-1948, 1950-1956, undated
Folder 18-19 Financial reports, 1949-1954
Folder 20-21 Board meeting minutes, 1947-1951
Folder 22-23 Correspondence, 1938-1962

Box 43
Folder 1 Programs, 1948-1960, undated
Folder 2 List of officers and members
Folder 3 Junior questionnaire, 1952
Folder 4 The Torch, 1950-1959
Folder 5 National News, "Inside Junior Council," January 1951; April 1951
Folder 6-9 Junior Councilette Merger, 1946-1952

Section: Evening Branch/Division

Folder 10 Policies and by-laws, A Guide for Branches
Folder 11-17 Minutes, 1945-1972
Folder 18-20 Reports, 1945-1971
Folder 21 Financial Reports, 1949-1953, 1967-1969

Box 44
Folder 1 Correspondence, 1946-1965
Folder 2 Programs, invitations, and cards
Folder 3 Lists of officers and members
Folder 4 Questionnaire
Folder 5 "Evening News" Issue I, September 1970,
Folder 6 South Hills Branch By-laws; revisions, Rules of Procedure, job definition of a President, 1962; 1971; 1961
Folder 7 Reports, 1955-1971
Folder 8 Correspondence, 1950-1963
Folder 9 Programs, invitations, and cards
Folder 10 Lists of officers and members
Folder 11 Questionnaires
Folder 12-14 South Hills Notes, intermittent
Folder 15 By-laws, revisions, Rules for Procedure for sections with divisions of the NCJW, 1958-1966
Folder 16-17 Organizational structure, plans, proposals, and charts, 1943-1960
Folder 18 Divisional plan recommendations and reports, 1960, 1962, 1964
Folder 19 Correspondence, 1961-1967, 1969
Folder 20 President's Council, 1963-1967
Folder 21 Meetings and workshops, 1962-1963
Folder 22 Membership count and dues sheet, 1964

Box 45
Folder 1 Evening Division, 1962-1974, undated
Folder 2-4 Division Five ("Points East Post"), minutes, reports, and programs, 1962-1970
Folder 5-7 Division Six (Squirrel Hill West), reports, programs, and lists of officers and members, 1965-1968
Folder 8 Division Seven
Folder 9-12 Division Eight (Squirrel Hill East), reports, programs, lists of officers and members, and newsletter, 1963-1968
Folder 13-16 Triangle Division, reports, programs, lists of officers, and newsletter, 1964-1970

Subseries 7. Publications


Box 46
Folder 1 Columbian Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh and Allegheny section, 1904-1906
Folder 2-3 Council of Jewish Women, Greater Pittsburgh section, 1906-1908
Folder 4 Council of Jewish Women, Greater Pittsburgh section, 1924-1928
Folder 5 Council of Jewish Women, Greater Pittsburgh Section, 1920-1921
Folder 6-8 NCJW Pittsburgh Section (combined with Monthly Bulletin), 1924-1960

Subseries 8. Volumes


Box 47
Folder 1 Volumes 5-15, November 1927-June 1937
Folder 2 Volumes 16-18, January 1938-September 1939
Folder 3 Volumes 27-33, January 1946-June 1952
Folder 4 Volumes 34-35, November 1952-May 1956
Folder 5 Volumes 36-37, December 1954-May 1956
Folder 6 Volumes 38-42, October 1956-October 1961

Subseries 9. Council News

Folder 7 Volumes 1-3, December 1961-June 1965
Folder 8 Volumes 3-5, October 1965-June 1967
Folder 9 Volumes 6-8, October 1967-June 1970
Folder 10 Volumes 9-10, September 1970-July 1972
Folder 11 Volume 11, #1-#9, September 1972-June 1973
Folder 12-13 Volume 12, #1-#7 (Volume 12 #1 should be volume 13), September 1973-May 1975
Folder 14 Volume 13, #1 ; Volume 14, #8, March 1976 May 1977
Folder 15 Volume 15, #1, ;Volume 16, #2-8, September 1977 June 1977
Folder 16 Volume 17, #1, ; Volume 17, #7, September-October 1979 June 1980
Folder 17 Volume 18, #1-#18, September 1980-June 1981
Folder 18 Volume 19, #1, ; Volume 20, September 1981 June 1983
Folder 19 What's Happenin', Summer 1977, Summer 1978

Series XIII. Affiliation Networks, 1896-1979

Scope and Content Notes:

Series XIII: The NCJW Pittsburgh Section is part of a number of affiliated networks, including the Pennsylvania State Conference (sometimes called Pennsylvania Regional), the Central District, and the National Council. This series contains information on Central District Conferences, Pennsylvania State Conferences, NCJW, and the International Council of Jewish Women. Also included are materials on the NCJW Oral History Project, including awards, certificates, photographs, and "Bridges to History", a 26 minute film written and produced in 1980 by Marcia Frumerman and Gene Dickman to explain the NCJW Pittsburgh section Oral History Project.

Subseries 1. Pennsylvania State Conferences


Box 48
Folder 1-2 By-laws and amendments, 1927-1965
Folder 3 Officers, 1947-1965
Folder 4-5 Pittsburgh regional conferences, 1939-1947
Folder 6-13 State conferences, Pittsburgh, 1947-1954
Folder 14-20 Pennsylvania regional conferences, 1955-1966

Subseries 2. Central District Conferences


Box 49
Folder 1 Guidelines for implementation of Council's district organization, March 1969
Folder 2-5a Conventions, Akron, 1968-1978

Subseries 3. National Council of Jewish Women

Folder 6-17 By-laws, amendments, and resolutions, 1920-1979
Folder 18 Committee on By-laws and Rules reports and correspondence, 1945-1968
Folder 19-20 Guide to Action and Study of Resolutions, 1953-1957

Box 50
Folder 1-17 Correspondence, National section, 1931-1974

Box 51
Folder 1 Proceedings from first convention, and New Orleans, 1896, 1935
Folder 2 Pittsburgh, 1938
Folder 3 New York City, 1940
Folder 4 Dallas, 1946
Folder 5 Baltimore, 1949
Folder 6-16 Cleveland, 1953
Folder 17-21 New Orleans, 1954-1955
Folder 22 Washington, D.C., 1957

Box 52
Folder 1-5 Los Angeles, 1958-1959
Folder 6-8 Pittsburgh, 1958-1961
Folder 9 Minneapolis, 1963
Folder 10-15 New York City, 1962-1965
Folder 16 Atlanta, 1967
Folder 17 Chicago, 1969
Folder 18 Miami, 1973
Folder 18b New York, 1977
Folder 18c Dallas, 1979
Folder 19 Miscellaneous, discharge of employees, and union problems, 1947

Box 53
Folder 1-2 Activity Cues, 1958-1971
Folder 3-5 Aids for Council leadership, 1953-1958
Folder 6 "The Ballad of Carrie, the Constant Woman," 1959
Folder 7 Budget materials
Folder 8 Catalogues of NCJW materials, 1968, 1977-1978
Folder 9 Community services projects, Community services manual, 1953; 1957
Folder 10 Contemporary Jewish Affairs, 194?
Folder 11-11a Council publicity guides, 1939-1968
Folder 12 Good Council Neighbors, Outreach Services for the Older Adults, 1971
Folder 13 Council Programs for the Jewish Holidays, 1958
Folder 14 Democracy is You: Due It Now
Folder 15 Election kit, 1968
Folder 16 Service to Foreign Born Materials
Folder 17 A Half Century of Social Action: How to Publish a Telephone Directory and Have you met the Woman of the Year?, 1971
Folder 18-19 Membership materials, 1945-1971
Folder 20 News releases, 1955-1956

Box 54
Folder 1 Council in the News and Across the Nation, 1960-1962
Folder 2 News for Publicity Chairman, 1966-1973
Folder 3 Overseas programs
Folder 4 PR: The Larger View
Folder 5 Pre-school materials
Folder 6 Public Affairs, January 1954-April 1956
Folder 7 Rehabilitation for Living, 1962
Folder 8-9 School for Community Action V, 1969
Folder 10 Social Legislation: Social Welfare
Folder 11 Thrift Shop Ideas
Folder 12-13 Ways and Means, miscellaneous, 1955-1968
Folder 14-16 Council Leader, Council News, and Council Platform, (intermittent) 1958-1971
Folder 17-18 The Council Woman, 1946-1966
Folder 19 The Lifeline, 1950

Box 55
Folder 1-8 NCJW Journal, Newsletter, Spotlight, Washington Newsletter, (intermittent) 1935-1979

Subseries 4. International Council of Jewish Women

Folder 8a-9 International Council of Jewish Women
Folder 10-11 Publications and procedures of other NCJW branches, 1947-1958
Folder 12-13 Yearbook, Montreal, ; Philadelphia, 1952, 1909-1910
Folder 14 Awards and certificates, 1946-1966
Folder 15 Awards correspondence, 1946-1972
Folder 16-22b Photographs
Folder 23-25 Miscellaneous membership lists, and souvenir program, 1910

Subseries 5. Oral History Project

Folder 1-2 Oral History Project, "Bridges to History" and tape recording

Box 56
Folder 1 Type-high cuts (7 assorted sizes)

Box 57
Folder 1 Type-high cuts/half tone (41 assorted sizes)

Box 58
Folder 1-2 Photocopies of scrapbook clippings, 1952-1958

Box 59
Folder 1 1924-1926
Folder 2 1928
Folder 3 1929-1930
Folder 4 1931-1932
Folder 5 1932-1933
Folder 6 1936-1938
Folder 7 1939-1943
Folder 8 1943-1944
Folder 9 1945-1947
Folder 10 1946
Folder 11 1956-1957
Folder 12 Early history, assembled in 1975

Series XIV. Photographs, Scrapbooks, and Record Books, 1960-1973

Scope and Content Notes:

Series XIV contains photographs, scrapbooks, and record books for a number of the Pittsburgh Section's activities for the period 1960 to 1973. The Angel Ball, sometimes called the Angel Ball Cotillion, is the bulk of the photographs for this series. Although there is a volume "Friends of Anathan House," this is simply a list of contributors to Anathan House at their dedication in 1963 - there are no photographs in this volume. The researcher should also be aware that Box 60 also contains slides and negatives for the same years.


Box 60
Volume 1 Slides of Council Care I and II and Children's Waiting Room,
Volume 2 Negatives of By Myself I'm A Book and reception for book, 1972
Volume 3 Angel Ball, March 25, 1967
Volume 4 Angel Ball Cotillion, 1964
Volume 5 Angel Ball Cotillion, 1960-1963
Volume 6 Angel Ball, 1969
Volume 7 Angel Ball, May 11, 1968
Volume 8 Friends of Anathan House, 1963

Box 61
Volume 1 Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1950-1951
Volume 2 Anathan House activities, 1970-1973
Volume 3 Angel Ball, 1970
Volume 4 "Energy and NCJW," slide and matching cassette description of NCJW Pittsburgh Section
Volumes 5-10 Record book of membership and contributors, 1947-1956

Series XV. Publications and Organizational Records, 1959-1987

Scope and Content Notes:

Series XV contains publications and organizational records for the NCJW Pittsburgh Section. Of interest in this series is a catalog listing English language books relating to Judaism, including author, title, publisher, and number of pages. However, this catalog was completed in 1974, so titles published after this date are not included in their list. The organizational records contain various materials including meeting minutes and national by-laws, policies, and procedures.


Box 62
Volume 1 Field Research Kit for Mothers in the Workplace, 1986
Volume 2 37th National Convention for Women in Power, March 19-22, 1987
Volume 3 The Jewish Family: Evolution or Revolution, 1982
Volume 3 Working Papers on Long-term Care, October 1981
Volume 4 Research Institute for Innovation in Education, Report on Research and Activities, No. 8, 1985-1987
Volume 5 Data Report to the Police-Community Relations Project, September 1972 - July 1973
Volume 6 Friends Indeed, Volunteer Resource Manual, October 1987
Volume 7 English Language Titles of Judaica, August 1974
Folder 1-2 Lifestyle Project, 1975-1978
Folder 3 Board meeting agendas, September 10, 1974 - April 6, 1976
Folder 4 Correspondence from National, 1966-1970
Folder 5-7 Meeting minutes, June 12, 1974 - March 14, 1978
Folder 8 National by-laws, policies, and procedures, 1959-1977
Folder 9 Shop-CETA City Grant, 1978-1981
Folder 10 Shop-CETA County #1, 1977-1979
Folder 11 Shop employees and work records, 1978-1981
Folder 12 Shop-CETA County #3, 1980-1981
Folder 13 Washington Institute, February 16-18, 1970

Series XVI. Subject Files, 1943-1995

Scope and Content Notes:

Series XVI contains files for a range of subjects. Because these boxes were added to the collection later than 1964, many of the subjects in this series also have materials located throughout the collection. All files are alphabetically arranged. Material added in 2011 can be found under the section "New Material Added."


Box 63
Folder 1 Abortion Rights (Pro Choice), 1980-1989
Folder 2 Adult Day Care, Council Care Project 1980-1983
Folder 3-4 Anathan House, 1964-1988
Folder 5 Annual Meeting minutes, 1966
Folder 6 Annual Meeting minutes, 1980
Folder 7 Annual Meeting minutes, 1981
Folder 8 Annual Meeting minutes, 1982
Folder 9 Annual Meeting minutes, 1983
Folder 10 Annual Meeting minutes, 1984
Folder 11 Annual Meeting minutes, 1985
Folder 12 Annual Meeting minutes, 1986
Folder 13 Annual National Support, 1986
Folder 14 Annual Support Campaign, 1985-1986
Folder 15 Annual Support, 1990
Folder 16-17 Area 12 Institute, 1969, 1972-1973, 1977-1982
Folder 18 Banners, 1990
Folder 19 Board minutes, 1975-1985
Folder 20 Board training, 1980-1987
Folder 21 Breast cancer awareness, 1995
Folder 22 "Bridges to History," 1981
Folder 23 Budget, 1983-1984
Folder 24 Central District Convention, 1978
Folder 25 Central District Convention, 1980
Folder 26 Central District Convention, 1982
Folder 27 Central District Convention, 1984
Folder 28 Central District Conference, 1986
Folder 29 Central District Conference, 1987
Folder 30-31 Central District Conference, 1988
Folder 22 Central District Conference, 1991
Folder 33 Central District newsletter, 1969-1986 (intermittent)
Folder 34 Central District questionnaire, 1984-1991
Folder 35 Central District Representative, 1973-1989
Folder 36 Central District skit, 1984
Folder 37 Central District training, 1989
Folder 38 Challenge, 1988-1993
Folder 39 Children's Waiting Room, 1990-1995
Folder 40 Civil Rights Restoration Act, 1985
Folder 41 Community Newsdate, 1986-1992
Folder 42 Council Care, 1983

Box 64
Folder 1 Council Care, 1984-1985
Folder 2 Council Care, 1986-1988
Folder 3 Council Care, 1989-1990
Folder 4 Council Care, 1993-1995
Folder 5 Council Care, Volunteer training, 1993
Folder 6 Council Care, Management, 1993-1994
Folder 7 Council Care, Alzheimer unit, 1982, 1985-1986
Folder 8 Council Care, Insurance, 1983-1991
Folder 9 Council Care, Lawsuits, 1983
Folder 10 Council Care, Minutes, 1983-1992
Folder 11 Council Care, Press releases, 1982-1983
Folder 12-13 Council Woman, June 1964 - July/August 1979
Folder 14 Designer Dress Days, 1986
Folder 15 Designer Dress Days, 1987
Folder 16 Designer Dress Days, 1988
Folder 17-18 Designer Dress Days, 1989
Folder 19 Designer Dress Days, 1990
Folder 20 Designer Dress Days, 1991
Folder 20 Designer Dress Days, Newspaper clippings, 1983-1984
Folder 21 Designer Dress Days, Publicity, 1991
Folder 22 Designer Dress Days, Public relations, 1991
Folder 23 Designer Dress Days, Chairs, 1992
Folder 24 Designer Dress Days, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1992
Folder 25 Designer Dress Days, Merchandise/warehouse, 1992
Folder 26 Designer Dress Days, Money, 1992
Folder 27 Designer Dress Days, Public relations, 1992
Folder 28 Designer Dress Days, Staffing and volunteers, 1992
Folder 29 Enriched Housing Project, 1993
Folder 30 Evaluation of NCJW/JCC merger of Program for Elderly, 1978
Folder 31 Friends Indeed, 1977-1985

Box 65
Folder 1 Friends Indeed (continued), 1977-1985
Folder 2 Future planning, 1987
Folder 3 General public relations, 1984-1991
Folder 4 Industrial League 1943
Folder 5 Logos
Folder 6 Mitzvah Corps, 1994-1995
Folder 7 "My Voice Was Heard" (oral history), 1981
Folder 8 NCJW, Central District Convention, 1984
Folder 9 NCJW, Department of Publicity and Public Relations, 1980-1989
Folder 10 NCJW, Education, Social Action, and Service,
Folder 11 NCJW, Joint Program Institute 1981-1984
Folder 12 NCJW, Overall, 1990
Folder 13 NCJW, Research Institute, 1971-1974
Folder 14 NCJW, 75th Anniversary, 1968
Folder 15 New Members luncheon, 1990-1991
Folder 16 Newletter, 1984-1989 (intermittent)
Folder 17 90th Birthday Party, 1984
Folder 18 95th Birthday Party planning meeting, 1988
Folder 19 Oral history (general information), 1981-1994
Folder 20-21 Press clippings, 1984-1985, 1997
Folder 22 Programs, 1986
Folder 23 Public Relations to National, 1986-1987
Folder 22 Programs, 1986
Folder 23 Puppet show, 1983-1984
Folder 24 Race for the Cure, 1992-1995
Folder 25 Russian Resettlement, 1990-1991
Folder 26 Services to the Elderly Committee, 1991-1995
Folder 27 Service to the Foreign Born, 1934, 1974, 1979, 1982
Folder 28 Ship-a-Box, 1976-1979
Folder 29-30 Single Women in Midlife (SWIM), 1978-1987
Folder 31 Stay-at-Home Ball, 1970
Folder 32 Stay-at-Home Ball, 1979-1980
Folder 33 Stay-at-Home Ball, 1980-1981
Folder 34 Stay-at-Home Ball, 1981-1982
Folder 35 Stay-at-Home Ball, 1982-1983
Folder 36-37 Stay-at-Home Ball, 1984-1985
Folder 38 Stay-at-Home Ball, 1985-1986
Folder 39 Stay-at-Home Ball, 1986-1987
Folder 40 Stay-at-Home Ball, 1987
Folder 41 Stay-at-Home Ball, 1988
Folder 42 Stay-at-Home Ball, 1990
Folder 43 Survey evaluations, 1978-1980
Folder 44 Survey and Evaluations Committee, 1991
Folder 45 Task Force Volunteerism, 1987
Folder 46 Thrift Shop, 1990-1991
Folder 47 Tours, 1980
Folder 48 Vice-President's Annual Report, 1995
Folder 49 Vice-President's training, June 18, 1991
Folder 50 Volunteer Recognition, 1960-1987
Folder 51 White House Conference on Aging, 1981
Folder 52 White House Conference on Families, 1980
Folder 53 Woman's Center and Shelter (Debra House), 1994-1995

Section: New Material Added, 2011


Box 114
Folder 1 "Everybody has a Story," Program from NCJW Pittsburgh Annual Meeting, 2007

Series XVII. Organizational Records, 1934-1989

Scope and Content Notes:

Series XVII contains the Pittsburgh Section's administrative committees and activities, workshops, projects, and community and political involvement. This series primarily consists of materials dated from 1970 to 1997, however there are some records dating from the 1930s to the 1960s. Because these boxes were added to the collection later than 1964, many of the subjects in this series also have materials throughout the collection. All files are alphabetically arranged.


Box 66
Folder 1 Abuse of Elderly, 1980
Folder 2 Adolescent Pregnancy Watch, 1985
Folder 3 Aging Council, 1960-1991
Folder 4 Allegheny County Council on Civil Rights, 1965-1984
Folder 5 American Jewish Committee, 1978-1989
Folder 6-7 Anathan House and Dedication, 1963-1988
Folder 8 Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brith, 1983-1985
Folder 9-11 Board Training and Workshops, 1959-1989
Folder 12 Center for Research in Education of the Disadvantaged, 1971
Folder 13 Child Care Community Services, 1972-1973
Folder 14 Children and youth programs, 1980-1988
Folder 15 Children's Council of Western Pennsylvania, 1985-1989
Folder 16-18 Children's Waiting Room at Family Court Project, 1979-1989
Folder 19 Civil Rights Council of Allegheny County
Folder 20 Commission for Women, 1980-1989
Folder 21-22 Community services, correspondence and questionnaires, 1978-1992
Folder 23 Constitutional rights, 1976-1986
Folder 24 Council News, 1975-1976
Folder 25-26 Day care and Day Care Research Project, 1973-1987
Folder 27-34 Dress Designer Days, 1979-1989
Folder 35 Domestic violence, 1989-1991
Folder 36 Education desegregation, 1976-1980
Folder 37 Energy Task Force, 1980
Folder 38 Equal Rights Amendment, 1978-1992
Folder 39 Extraordinary Tutoring Project
Folder 40 Fair Housing, 1979-1980
Folder 41 Generations Together, 1982
Folder 42 Gun control, 1968-1969
Folder 43 Hands Across America, 1986
Folder 44-45 Home Instruction Program for Pre-School Youngsters (HIPPY), 1986-1989
Folder 46 Israel Affairs, Israel Day Parade, 1980-1989
Folder 47 Israel Heritage Room, 1982-1987
Folder 48 Jewish Community Center, 1983-1988
Folder 49 Joint Program meetings, 1981-1987
Folder 50 Joint Program, United Jewish Federation, 1989
Folder 51-52 Justice for Children, 1972-1979
Folder 53 KKK County Committee, 1979-1981

Box 67
Folder 1 Ladies Hospital Aid Society, 1988-1989
Folder 2 Leadership development, 1976-1987
Folder 3 "My Voice Was Heard," copyright registration form, 1981
Folder 4 National Affairs, 1979
Folder 5 Newsletters, 1982-1985
Folder 6 Newspaper clippings, miscellaneous, 1983-1984
Folder 7-14 Oral History Project
Folder 15 Parenting Conference, 1980
Folder 16 Pay Equity Conference, 1987-1989
Folder 17 Pennsylvania Association for Volunteerism, 1987-1988
Folder 18 Pittsburgh Coalition to Prevent Nuclear War, 1983-1986
Folder 19 Pittsburgh Conference on Soviet Jewry, 1980-1988
Folder 20 Police Banner Project, 1986-1988
Folder 21 Pro-Choice position statement, 1989
Folder 22 Program Department and study group, 1981-1984
Folder 23-34 Public Affairs Department, 1974-1991
Folder 35 Quota Notes, 1957-1958
Folder 36 Renaissance Center, 1969-1988
Folder 37 Research Institute for Innovation in Education, 1975-1989
Folder 38-42 Russian Resettlement, 1934-1980
Folder 43 Service to the Aged, 1961
Folder 44 Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition, 1973-1989
Folder 45 South Hills Branch newsletter, 1989-1990
Folder 46 Soviet Jews, Women's Plea, 1988-1989
Folder 47-49 Stay-at-Home Ball, 1983-1990
Folder 50 Survey an Evaluation Committee, 1967-1988
Folder 51 Single Women in Midlife (SWIM), 1987-1991
Folder 52 Task Force on Volunteerism, 1987
Folder 53 Thrift Shop Program, 1978-1989
Folder 54-56 Volunteer Department, 1979-1990
Folder 57 Western Pennsylvania Auxiliary for Exceptional People, 1975-1984
Folder 58 Women's Center, 1989
Folder 59-60 Women in Community Service (WICS), 1975-1989
Folder 61 Women in organizations, 1978-1987
Folder 62 Women in Renaissance II, 1983-1987

Series XVIII. Council Journals, 1949-1954

Scope and Content Notes:

Series XVIII contains the two logbooks from the Council Lounge for Older People dating from 1949-1954. Each logbook includes daily and weekly narrative entries documenting various Council Lounge administrative activities and projects.


Box 68
Volume 1-2 Logbook, 1949-1954

Series XIX. Publications and Papers, 1967-1976

Scope and Content Notes:

Series XIX contains two copies of a 1967 NCJW publication, Where There's A Woman by Bernice Graziani. The book is a 75-year narrative and pictorial history of NCJW. Also included in this series is the dissertation by Ida Cohen Selavan, "The Columbian Council of Pittsburgh, 1894-1909: A Case Study of Adult Immigrant Education." Authored by Selavan in 1976, this paper was submitted to the Graduate Faculty in the School of Education in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy degree. The paper focuses on the NCJW Pittsburgh Section's development and activities concerning education and immigration between 1894 and 1909.

Volume 3-4 Where There's A Woman, 1967
Volume 5 "The Columbian Council of Pittsburgh, 1894-1909: A Case Study of Adult Immigrant Education," 1976

Series XX. Scrapbooks, 1944-1990

Scope and Content Notes:

Series XX consists of a total of 15 scrapbooks. Eight of the scrapbooks document various organizational activities and events of the NCJW Pittsburgh Section and two are dedicated to the South Hills Branch. Most of the scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, however some contain bulletins, letters, and photographs.

Volume 6-7 Publicity, miscellaneous, 1944-1961

Box 69
Volume 1 Stay at Home Ball
Volume 2 Anathan House, 1950-1960
Volume 3-6 Designer Dress Days, 1976-1980

Box 70
Volume 1-3 NCJW, 1980-1983
Volume 4-5 South Hills Branch, 1971-1990

Series XXI. Photographs and Slides, 1933-1990

Scope and Content Notes:

Series XXI consists of various photographs of NCJW Pittsburgh Section members, activities, programs, parties, and local and national conferences and meetings. The photographs date from 1933 through the 1990s, however the bulk of the photographs are from the 1970s to the 1990s. Their primary focus is on activities related to the Organizational Records Series (Series XVII). All photographs are placed in alphabetical order according to subject.


Box 71
Folder 1 Adult Program, 1980s
Folder 2 Anathan House, 1970-1990
Folder 3 Angel Ball, 1968
Folder 4 Annual Meeting, 1979-1992
Folder 5 Bethesda Tutorial Program, 1971
Folder 6 Birthday party, Dorothy Blumenthal, 1965
Folder 7 Board Dinner, 1990
Folder 8 Board Meeting, training, 1974-1990
Folder 9 "Bridges to History," early 20th Century
Folder 10 By-laws Committee, 1970s
Folder 11 By Myself I'm A Book party, 1972
Folder 12 Buildings, early 20th Century
Folder 13 Bus tours, 1977-1984
Folder 14 Cancer Dressing Program, 1970s
Folder 15 Chanukah Party, 1977-1978
Folder 16 Child care, 1990s
Folder 17 Children's Waiting Room, 1980-1990
Folder 18 Community services, 1981
Folder 19 Congressional, 1970s
Folder 20 Creative Drama Program, 1971-1972
Folder 21 Council Care (some slides), 1980-1990s
Folder 22 County Commissioners, 1970s
Folder 23 Council Committees, meetings, and miscellaneous, 1970s
Folder 24 "Day in the Life of Israel," 1990s
Folder 25-27 Designer Dress Days, 1970s-1990s
Folder 28 Domestic violence, 1990s
Folder 29 Employee party, 1990s
Folder 30 Fashion show, 1990s
Folder 31 Friends Indeed, 1970s-1980s
Folder 32 George Gershwin with Pittsburgh Symphony Board members, 1933
Folder 33 Governor Dick Thornburgh, 1986
Folder 34 HIPPY Project, 1970s-1980s
Folder 35 Israel Day Parade, 1970s
Folder 36 Joint Program meetings, 1980s
Folder 37 Juvenile Court Council, 1970s
Folder 38 Leadership development, 1990s
Folder 39 Lifestyle Project, 1970s
Folder 40 Luncheons, miscellaneous, 1980s
Folder 41-43 Members, miscellaneous, 1980s-1990s
Folder 44 Membership Committee, 1970s-1990s
Folder 45 Membership party, 1977
Folder 46 National Convention meetings, 1970s
Folder 47 Newsletter, 1990s
Folder 48 Ninety-fifth birthday party, 1989
Folder 49 Norman Buffet, miscellaneous, 1970s
Folder 50 Oral history, 1970s

Box 72
Folder 1 Parties, miscellaneous, 1970s
Folder 2 Past Presidents, 1990-1991
Folder 3 Planning Committee, 1980s
Folder 4 Politics, local, 1970s
Folder 5 Portraits, NCJW members, 1980s-1990s
Folder 6 Presentations, 1972-1973
Folder 7 President's Luncheon, 1988-1989
Folder 8 Pro-Choice Program, 1989
Folder 9 Program meetings, 1970s-1990s
Folder 10 Research Institute for Innovation in Education, 1970s
Folder 11 Russian parties, 1970s-1990s
Folder 12 Russian Resettlement, 1970s-1990s
Folder 13 Senior Adults, 1980s
Folder 14 Ship-A-Box Program, 1970s
Folder 15 South Hills Branch members, 1980s
Folder 16 Speaker programs, miscellaneous, 1980s
Folder 17 Staff members
Folder 18 Stay-At-Home Ball, 1970s
Folder 19 Stay-At-Home Ball, 1984
Folder 20 Student Committee, 1970s
Folder 21 Study Group, 1970s
Folder 22 Summit Conference, 1971
Folder 23 SWIM Program, 1970s
Folder 24 Tennis Fundraiser, 1990s
Folder 25 Thrift Store Program, 1970s
Folder 26 Training, 1977
Folder 27 Tree of Life meeting, 1975-1976
Folder 28 Volunteer of the Year, slides, 1985
Folder 29-31 Volunteer Project, 1987-1988
Folder 32 Volunteer Leadership course, 1990
Folder 33 Washington, D.C. with Senator Arlen Spector, 1970s
Folder 34 Washington Institute, slides, 1986
Folder 35 White House reception, 1970
Folder 36 Young Associates, 1989

Series XXII. Awards, 1954-1993

Scope and Content Notes:

Series XXII consists of various local and national awards and plaques given to NCJW Pittsburgh Section and individual members. Of importance are awards given to the Pittsburgh Section by the Governor of Pennsylvania and Mayor of Pittsburgh.

Folder 37 Anathan House Anniversary, letter of recognition by Solomon B. Freehof, 1983
Folder 38 Benjamin Rush Award, 1960
Folder 39 Commission for Women Commendation, Allegheny County, 1993
Folder 40 Community Human Services Award, 1971-1979
Folder 41 Day of the Working Parent Commendation, City of Pittsburgh, 1993
Folder 42 Jewish War Veterans Award, Post #49, 1964

Box 73
Folder 1 National Approval Award, Learning Disabilities Project, 1968
Folder 2 National Approval Award, Library Service at the Jewish Historical Society, 1971
Folder 3 National Council of Jewish Women Week, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1975
Folder 4 National Council of Jewish Women Week, City of Pittsburgh, 1989
Folders 5-6 NCJW Annual Support Award, 1983, 1989
Folder 7 NCJW Membership Award, National Convention, 1974-1975
Folder 8 Proclamation, Mayor Lawrence of Pittsburgh, 1954
Folder 9 Washington Institute Award, 1992

Series XXIII. Organizational Records, 1947-1990

Scope and Content Notes:

Series XXIII consists of the Pittsburgh Section's organizational records. The bulk of the records are from 1970 to 1990. Again, since this is a later addition many of the materials in this series can be found throughout the collection.


Box 74
Folder 1 Ad Hoc Committee to Study District and Areas, 1981
Folder 2 Anathan House, Beginnings
Folder 3 Anathan House, Y-IRC Committee, 1973-1976
Folder 4 Anathan House, Y-IKC Committee merger, January 1, 1974
Folder 5 Anathan House, Original renovations, 1963
Folder 6 Anathan House, 20th Anniversary of Anathan House/10th Anniversary of NCJW/JCC merger of Senior Adult Programs, September 25, 1983
Folder 7 ANS, 1970-1980
Folder 8 Dorothy Blumenthal
Folder 9 Buncher family
Folder 10 Business and Professional Group
Folder 11 Central District, By-laws
Folder 12 Central District, Newsletter, 1980
Folder 13 Central District, Minutes, 1978-1980
Folder 14 Central District, Miscellaneous, 1980-1990
Folder 15 City Block Grant, 1992
Folder 16 College Age Group Program, 1968-1969, 1975
Folder 17-20 Council Care, General, 1984-1995
Folder 21 Council Care, Agreements, 1982-1993
Folder 22 Council Care, Community Workshop, April 1991
Folder 23 Council Care, Fundraiser, 1993-1994
Folder 24 Council Care, Management and minutes, 1992
Folder 25 Council Care, Public relations, 1987-1994
Folder 26 Council Care, Range Planning Committee, 1991-1994
Folder 27-28 Council Care, St. Clair, 1987-1994
Folder 29 Councilettes
Folder 30 Evening Division, 1960-1980
Folder 31 Juniors, 1947-1949
Folder 32 Junior Volunteer Corps
Folder 33 Life memberships, 1970-1980
Folder 34 Male memberships 15/15, 1986
Folder 35 Membership recognition for 50-year members, 1977
Folder 36 Membership recruitment, 1981-1988
Folder 37-40 Paid-up membership meetings, 1978-1988
Folder 41 Program Department, study groups and workshops, 1976-1979
Folder 42-46 Program meetings, 1979-1988
Folder 47 Program meetings, Wolf Blitzer, September 24, 1981
Folder 48 Program meetings, David Cohen, September 14, 1989
Folder 49 Program meetings, Leslie Gelb, September 30, 1982
Folder 50 Program meetings, Jeff Greenfield, September 23, 1980
Folder 51 Program meetings, John Simon
Folder 52 Program meetings, Madame Wellington, January 20, 1981
Folder 53 Program meetings, Intermarriage, March 5, 1981
Folder 54 Program meetings, The Jews in America, 1989
Folder 55 Reproductive Freedoms, Pittsburgh Jewish Organizations/DC rally, 1989
Folder 56 Senior Council, 1989
Folder 57-59 South Hills Branch, 1975-1992

Box 75
Folder 1 South Hills Branch-Speeches, installations, and acceptances, 1977-1979
Folder 2 South Hills Branch-Vice President's Personal Personnel Handbook, 1980, 1988
Folder 3 Speeches
Folder 4 State Office of Volunteers, 1977-1979
Folder 5 Volunteer training, LHA, 1967
Folder 6 Young Associates, 1983-1984

Series XXIV. Photographs, 1970-1989

Scope and Content Notes:

Series XXIV contains photographs of various NCJW Pittsburgh Section and South Hills Branch activities, members, and programs. On photographs where the exact date is not known a general date is given, such as "1970s." Also, names of those pictured can be found on the back of the photographs.

Folder 7 Council Care, 1970s
Folder 8 Eleanor Saroker and Harriet Braum, 1970s
Folder 9-10 General, 1970-1978
Folder 11 Miscellaneous, 1970s
Folder 12 Designer Dress Days, 1972
Folder 13 Designer Dress Days and PCIV Coffee, 1977-1978
Folder 14 Designer Dress Days, 1982
Folder 15 Hunt 85th birthday party, January 1979
Folder 16 Annual meeting, 1980
Folder 17 United Nations Meeting, October 25, 1983
Folder 18 Ladies Hospital Aid, 1983
Folder 19 Stay-At-Home Sale, 1983
Folder 20 Stay-At-Home Ball, 1983
Folder 21 20th Anniversary of Anathan House/10th Anniversary of NCJW/JCC merger of Senior Adult Programs, September 1983
Folder 22-26 General, 1983-1984
Folder 27 Fran Lebowitz Meeting, 1984
Folder 28 Family Court Waiting Room, 1985
Folder 29 Puppet Show, 1985

Box 76
Folder 1-2 Council Care II, 1986
Folder 3 Family Court Waiting Room and Senior Adult Lunches, December 1986
Folder 4 Family Court Waiting Room, January 1, 1985
Folder 5-6 Annual Meeting, 1986
Folder 7 Designer Dress Days, 1986
Folder 8 National Conference, March 20-24, 1985
Folder 9 JPI, Washington, D.C., 1985
Folder 10 Friends Indeed, 1986
Folder 11 Sally Jesse Raphael, 1986
Folder 12 Council Care, December 1986
Folder 13 SWIM, December 1986
Folder 14-15 Miscellaneous, 1987-1988
Folder 16 Washington Institute, 1987
Folder 17 Council Care I, II, and III, 1987
Folder 18 S.H. Valento Recognition, 1987
Folder 19 Fox Chapel Yacht Club Workshop, May 1987
Folder 20 Nora Ephron, 1987
Folder 21 Regina Stern, January 1987
Folder 22 Designer Dress Days Warehouse Opening, 1987
Folder 23 Stay-At-Home Ball Kick-off Luncheon, January 1987
Folder 24 Stay-At-Home Ball, 1987
Folder 25 Central District, 1987
Folder 26 Oral History, 1987
Folder 27 HIPPY, 1987
Folder 28 Annual Meeting, 1987
Folder 29 Ship-A-Box, 1987
Folder 30 Designer Dress Days, 1987
Folder 31 Washington Institute, 1987
Folder 32 Central District, Omaha, 1988
Folder 33 Opening Program Meeting, September 30, 1988
Folder 34 Engineering Leadership, 1988
Folder 35 Annual Meeting, 1988
Folder 36-37 Council Care
Folder 38-45 Miscellaneous

Series XXV. Organizational Records, 1956-1994

Scope and Content Notes:

Series XXV contain organizational records of the NCJW Pittsburgh Section added in 1998. Much like the other series that contain organizational records, these materials relate to the Pittsburgh Section's activities and programs. There are some photographs contained in this series. Folders with photographs in them are labeled.


Box 77
Folder 1 News releases, 1956
Folder 2-3 The Council Lounge, 1956, 1961-1962
Folder 4 Yearbook, 1958-1959
Folder 5-6 Angel Ball Publicity, 1957-1958
Folder 7 The Bulletin, Volume 40, Number 4, May 26, 1959
Folder 8 Council Woman, 1952-1955 (intermittent)
Folder 9 "Years of Progress"
Folder 10 Public relations, 1962
Folder 11 "67 Years Young," 1961
Folder 12 Lillian A. Friedberg radio broadcast, 1962
Folder 13 Gertrude Roth biography
Folder 14 Joel Greenwald biography
Folder 15 Mrs. Ronald Goldsmith biography
Folder 16 Council Thrift Shop, fashions by Saks Fifth Avenue, 1961
Folder 17 Luncheon and Fashion Show, 1961-1962
Folder 18 Newspaper clippings, 1963
Folder 19 Stay-At-Home Ball (photographs), 1973
Folder 20 Designer Dress Days, 1974
Folder 21-22 Miscellaneous photographs, 1970s
Folder 23 Council Boutique, 1970
Folder 24-25 Awards, 1980s
Folder 26 Soviet Jewry Plea (photographs), 1975
Folder 27 Newsletter
Folder 28 Self-development Series
Folder 29 Hebrew University High School Project
Folder 30 Research Institute for Innovation in Education at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, August 5, 1982
Folder 31 National Committee on Public Relations
Folder 32 National Nominating Committee
Folder 33 3rd Summit Conference in Israel, November 1978
Folder 34-35 National public relations releases, 1984-1994
Folder 36 Audio-visual material
1. "The Power of Excellence" (VHS tape)
2. "Community Perspectives" (audio cassette), October 12, 1975
3. "The 1,000 Hour Day" (35 mm film)

Box 78
Folder 1 National Correspondence, 1980-1992
Folder 2 National Affairs Community Services Committee Newsletter (NACS), 1979-1988
Folder 3 NCJW by-laws, 1982-1992
Folder 4 NCJW National Board, 1987-1990
Folder 5 NCJW National Board, Pittsburgh Section, 1967-1990
Folder 6 Action Alerts, 1975-1992
Folder 7 Large/Large President's meetings, 1979-1993
Folder 8 Large/Large President's meetings, 1991-1992
Folder 9 National Nominating Committee, 1988-1992
Folder 10 NCJW Centers for Women and Children, 1984-1992
Folder 11 National Membership Marketing Project, 1991
Folder 12 National Section Fundraising Committee, 1983-1988
Folder 13 Executive Directors report, 1982, 1984
Folder 14 National Field Service Committee Member's Kit, 1981-1983
Folder 15 Headquarters funding, 1988
Folder 16 International Council of Jewish Women, 1972-1987
Folder 17 Like Size Section Commission, 1991-1992
Folder 18 Staff meetings, 1991
Folder 19 NCJW United Nations report, 1992
Folder 20 Letters from National President, Joan Bronk, 1990-1992
Folder 21 National Section services, 1992-1993
Folder 22 National structure changes, 1990
Folder 23 Women's Center, 1989, 1992
Folder 24 Work/Family Project, 1992
Folder 25 NCJW Public Affairs Manual, 1989-1990
Folder 26 Action Update, 1991-1992
Folder 27 Anti-Semitism, 1990, 1992
Folder 28 Domestic violence hotline, 1990
Folder 29 Environment and Energy, 1978, 1992
Folder 30 Family and Medical Leave Bill, 1990-1991
Folder 31 Shirley Lavine Memorial Lecture Series, 1988-1994
Folder 32 Ilene Cohen Leefer, 1991-1992
Folder 33 UJF, NCJW, Hadassah Legal Issues for Women, 1992
Folder 34 Pay equity, 1990
Folder 35 Israel affairs, 1991-1992
Folder 36 Enriched Housing for Seniors, 1993
Folder 37 Task Force Care for the Elderly, 1990-1992
Folder 38 Task Force Residential Care for the Elderly, 1990-1993
Folder 39 Ship-A-Box, 1981-1993
Folder 40 Task Force on Aging, 1991
Folder 41-42 Survey and evaluation, 1990-1991
Folder 43 Young Associates, 1984-1999
Folder 44 New American Resettlement Referral Line, 1990-1991
Folder 45 Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA), 1993
Folder 46 Council Care Adult Day Care Program financial statements, 1991
Folder 47 Juvenile Justice Award (includes photographs), 1990
Folder 48 Women's History Month award, 1993
Folder 49 Community services, 1991-1992
Folder 50 Anathan House maintenance, 1994
Folder 51 Children's Waiting Room, 1990-1993
Folder 52 Joint Program with UJF, LHAS, and Hadassah, 1993

Box 79
Folder 1 Anathan House Cultural Center, 1990
Folder 2 Anathan House Personnel, 1990
Folder 3 Open Meeting, 1991
Folder 4 Joint Program Meeting, 1990
Folder 5-7 LHAS/NCJW Joint Meeting, 1990-1992
Folder 8 Annual Meeting (including photographs), 1993
Folder 9 Council Care Adult Day Care Final Report, 1987
Folder 10 Patient Advocacy for Pregnant Teens (PAPTE), 1992
Folder 11 New American Women's Group (includes photographs), 1991
Folder 12 New Americans, 1993
Folder 13 New Project Development, 1993
Folder 14 Council Care, St. Clair Hospital, 1990-1992
Folder 15 Children's Waiting Rooms (includes photographs), 1990-1993
Folder 16 Children's Waiting Rooms, Law Division, 1993
Folder 17-18 Open Meeting, 1992-1993
Folder 19 Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania, 1978-1986
Folder 20 Leadership Development Course, 1990
Folder 21 Personnel Practices, 1978-1991
Folder 22 Revised by-laws, 1980-1990
Folder 23 Annual Meeting, 1982
Folder 24 Leadership Development Course evaluations, 1990
Folder 25 Policies and procedures, 1981-1992
Folder 26 Strategic Planning II, 1994-1995
Folder 27 Long Range Planning Committee, 1980-1991
Folder 28 Council Care survey and evaluations, 1990
Folder 29 Survey and evaluation, 1990-1992
Folder 30 Volunteerism Task Force, Long Range Planning, 1986-1987
Folder 31 Fair Labor Standards Act, 1981, 1990, 1996
Folder 32 Personnel policies and procedures, 1994, 1996
Folder 33 Pittsburgh Foundation, 1984-1988
Folder 34 Board training, 1993
Folder 35 Board minutes, 1993
Folder 36 Executive Committee, 1989-1994
Folder 37 Board resignations, 1987, 1988, 1992
Folder 38 Board lists, 1964-1965, 1984-1986
Folder 39 Board training, 1993-1994
Folder 40 Yeshiva Schools correspondence, 1989
Folder 41 Nominating Committee, 1989-1993
Folder 42 Russian wedding speeches, 1990-1992
Folder 43 Vice Presidents meetings, 1990-1992
Folder 44 Merrille Weissman, miscellaneous, 1991-1993

Box 80
Folder 1-2 Merrille Weissman, minutes and agendas, 1990-1993
Folder 3 Merrille Weissman, Board letters, 1990-1993
Folder 4-5 HIPPY, 1990-1992, 1994-1995
Folder 6 Council Care, 1983-1991
Folder 7 Community Service information, 1991-1992
Folder 8 Council Care, Lone Ranger, 1991-1992
Folder 9 Ship-A-Box to Israel, 1988-1990
Folder 10 Ship-A-Box, 1990-1992
Folder 11 Oral History Project, 1991-1992
Folder 12 Childcare, 1991-1992
Folder 13 Student aid, 1990-1991
Folder 14 Single Women in Midlife (SWIM), 1979-1990
Folder 15 Russian Resettlement, 1981-1992
Folder 16 Directory of Services and Facilities in the Jewish Community
Folder 17 Career Development Center
Folder 18 Russian Resettlement, Evaluations, 1989-1990
Folder 19 Russian Resettlement, Arlene Shapiro, 1990
Folder 20 Soviet Refugees Resettled in Pittsburgh, 1992-1993
Folder 21-22 Resettlement Professionals, 1990
Folder 23 Russian Resettlement, Recruitment General
Folder 24-27 Russian Mentors, 1990-1993
Folder 28-31 Russian Resettlement, Mentor Family Program, 1990-1992
Folder 32 The Challenge, 1991-1992
Folder 33 Pro-Choice abortion, 1989-1993
Folder 34 Pro-Choice, 1990
Folder 35 Pro-Choice Bus March, Washington, D.C, 1989-1992
Folder 36 Pro-Choice Bus March, Harrisburg, PA, 1989
Folder 37 Anathan House-Community Gardens, 1988
Folder 38 Pittsburgh Coordinating Committee of Jewish Organizations for Reproductive Freedom, 1990
Folder 39 Nuclear Issue-Alliance for our Common Future, 1990
Folder 40 Social Action, 1991-1993
Folder 41 Pennsylvania State Public Affairs, 1990-1992
Folder 42 Women's Health Issues, 1991-1992
Folder 43 Women in Community Service (WICS), 1990
Folder 44 Women's Resource Center proposal, 1990
Folder 45 Women's Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh, 1990
Folder 46 Soviet Jewry, 1977-1987

Series XXVI. Membership and Volunteer Service, 1956-1993

Scope and Content Notes:

Series XVII includes many files pertaining to Council Care and other volunteer service programs, the Scholarship and Student Aid Committee, events held for new members, and recruitment and fundraising campaigns. Some minutes from meetings of the Executive Board, Advisory Committee, and the general membership are also found in this series. Several of the subjects in this series can also be found throughout the collection.


Box 81
Folder 1 NCJW Mentor Family Program, 1992-1993
Folder 2 Council Care
Folder 3 Friends Indeed
Folder 4 New Americans Project
Folder 5 Roy Hunt Foundation
Folder 6 Speeches
Folder 7 General Information
Folder 8 Scholarship and Student Aid Committee Minutes and Reports, 1968-1987
Folder 9 Evelyn Glauser Bernstein Grant
Folder 10 Comensky Scholarship
Folder 11 Minutes: Executive Board, Advisory Committee, General Membership, 1956-1959
Folder 12 Minutes: Executive Board, 1964-1965
Folder 13 Minutes: Advisory Committee, Agendas: Executive Board, 1960-1961
Folder 14 "Fellows": Council Exchange Students
Folder 15 Head Start Program
Folder 16 Student Aid
Folder 17 Ship-A-Box, 1966-1974
Folder 18 Department of Education and Political Action, 1962
Folder 19 Arsenal Volunteer Service
Folder 20 Community Welfare Legislation Committee, 1955-1959
Folder 21 "Council Gaieties", Peabody High School
Folder 22 Various Programs, Pamphlets, and Reports
Folder 23 Service to Foreign Born
Folder 24 Tutorial Program, U.P. Bethesda Community Center
Folder 25 Learning Disabilities
Folder 26 Public Affairs: Workshops
Folder 27 National and International Affairs
Folder 28 Lifestyle
Folder 29 Model Cities
Folder 30 Public Welfare Program/Welfare Reform
Folder 31 Israel: Projects
Folder 32 US Policy in Middle East
Folder 33 Pa. Human Relations Commission
Folder 34 Tax Reform
Folder 35 Pittsburgh Public School Reorganization
Folder 36 Public Affairs
Folder 37 School Lunch
Folder 38 National Standards on Women's Rights Groups
Folder 39 Local Affairs
Folder 40 Membership Retention, 1990-1993
Folder 41 Membership Recruitment, 1990s
Folder 42 New Member Dinner, March 30, 1992
Folder 43 New Members' Luncheon, February 22, 1990, March 13, 1991
Folder 44 New Members' Telethon, October 12, 1989
Folder 45 New Members' Functions, 1979-1983, 1987-1988
Folder 46 Volunteerism
Folder 47 Telethons, 1988-1989
Folder 48 Spa Trip, November 4, 1991
Folder 49 South Hills, 1992
Folder 50 Per Capita Forms, 1975-1990 (intermittent)
Folder 51 Membership Questionnaire, August 1990
Folder 52-53 Stay-At-Home Ball, 1991-1993
Folder 54 Anathan House Rental Policy
Folder 55 Video
Folder 56 Anathan House Personal Care Home Proposal
Folder 57 Life Membership Events, 1980, 1982, 1985
Folder 58 Volunteer Information for Chatham Advisory, 1977-1978

Box 82
Folder 1-2 Membership Blitz, 1988, 1991-1993
Folder 3 Life Membership Event, 1991-1992
Folder 4 Getting to Know You Committee, 1993
Folder 5 Volunteerism, 1974-1978
Folder 6 Membership Events, 1990-1991
Folder 7 Membership Department Reports, 1985-1993
Folder 8 Volunteering, 1992-1993
Folder 9 Pittsburgh Foundation Grant Requests, 1987-1988
Folder 10 Adult Day Care Plan, 1987
Folder 11 Council Care/St. Clair Hospital, 1987
Folder 12 Council Care: Award Application, 1986-1987
Folder 13 Council Care Advocacy
Folder 14 Council Care Publicity
Folder 15 Council Care Training (Gene Dickman, Management Board Chair), 1988-1989
Folder 16 Council Care PR
Folder 17 Council Care Clippings
Folder 18 Council Care II Evaluation Report, December 1987
Folder 19 Summary Report: Affective Disorders in Memory Impaired Adults Attending Day Care, 1988
Folder 20 Council Care Centers: Volunteer Recognition, Grand Openings
Folder 21 Personnel Practices and Search Committee
Folder 22 Council Care Research Projects
Folder 23 Council Care, South Hills
Folder 24 Fitness Day, May 14, 1990
Folder 25 Fox Chapel Outreach, November 29, 1989
Folder 26 Directory, 1990-1993
Folder 27-28 Student Aid Committee, 1957-1969, 1976-1984
Volume 1-3 Scrapbooks, 1961-1983
Oversize 1 Posters and signs

Series XXVII. Photographs, 1990-2003

Scope and Content Notes:

Photographs in this series show organizational activities, including the Angel Ball, a Soviet wedding, and golf outings. Names of those pictured can be found on the back of the photographs. They are arranged chronologically within each activity.


Box 83
Folder 1 RFTC Award
Folder 2 Centennial
Folder 3 April 5, 1992
Folder 4 Centennial Display Board, Photos Not Used
Folder 5 Council Care, 1993
Folder 6-11 Membership Blitz, 1991-1996
Folder 12-18 Golf, 1990, 1996-2001
Folder 19-20 Silent Witness, 1997, 2003
Folder 21 Washington Institute
Folder 22 Young Women: Center for Creative Play, Derby Night, 2003
Folder 23 Young Women: Beading at Lynne Garfunkel's Home, 2003
Folder 24 Joan Levy Receiving Award, 2003
Folder 25 WQED
Folder 26 Love Fore Kids, 2001
Folder 27 Services to Elderly Committee, April 26, 2003
Folder 28 Stay-At-Home Ball, 2003
Folder 29-30 Designer Dress Days, 2002-2003
Folder 31 Miscellaneous
Box 84 Soviet Wedding, 1989

Box 85
Item 1 Angel Ball Photo Album, 1966
Item 2 Angel Ball Photo Album, undated
Item 3 Evening Division Scrapbook, 1961-1967
Item 4 Evening Division Scrapbook, 1966-1975
Item 5 Evening Division Scrapbook, 1976-1983

Series XXVIII. NCJW Oral History Projects, 1967-2001

Scope and Content Notes:

Series XVIII contains materials relating to three oral history projects conducted by NCJW between 1968 and 2001. Through the personal accounts of over 500 men and women from the Pittsburgh area, the projects document the immigration of European Jews to the region as well as many aspects of Jewish-American life in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including immigrant education, holidays and religious practices, reactions to World War I and World War II, family structures, and the lives of women. These gathered remembrances help preserve early social and political cultures while providing insight into the creation and history of the Pittsburgh community as a whole.

The majority of the interviews were collected by the NCJW Pittsburgh Section through two systematic studies. The first, carried out between 1968 and 1969, focused specifically on the experiences of individuals who had immigrated to Western Pennsylvania between 1890 and 1924 - a time when thousands of persecuted Jews left Eastern Europe to seek new lives in the United States. Excerpts from the interviews formed the basis of By Myself I'm a Book!, published by the American Jewish Historical Society. The second project began in 1974 and took a broader approach, interviewing older members of the Jewish community regardless of background. This project continued through 2001, and some individuals were interviewed a second time to provide updates and evidence of change. The book My Voice was Heard was based on this set of interviews. Both projects are notable for their large scale and sociological methods; information on the methodology behind the first study may be found in the introduction to By Myself I'm a Book. Although many members of NCJW contributed to the projects, Gene Dickman and Marcia Frumerman chaired and supervised it in its entirety.

In addition to the two project books, there have been a number of other publications and productions based on the Pittsburgh Section Oral History Project. "Bridges to History," a 26 minute film, features vignettes based on both projects and explains how the interviews were gathered. A 1985 pamphlet entitled Partners in Creation was used as a curriculum guide for the study of My Voice Was Heard. In 2002, abstracts for all interviews were collected into Pittsburgh and Beyond: The Experience of the Jewish Community. In 2009, the audio cassettes were digitized and mounted online for greater accessibility.

The South Hills Branch of NCJW also conducted an oral history project, interviewing nineteen Jewish men and women living in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh between 1979 and 1983. The project focused on early experiences in Europe prior to emigration and adjustment to life in a predominantly non-Jewish community. This project is unrelated to the studies carried out by the Pittsburgh Section, and files are subject to different restrictions. Please contact the ASC for more information.

The folders listed below contain information associated with the recorded interviews and include photos, transcripts, notes, and biographical information supplied by the interviewer and interviewee. The interviews have been reformatted from audio cassettes to MP3s and are available for streaming online through the Pittsburgh and Beyond website.

In 2011, NCJW Oral History Project Co-Chairs Marcia Frumerman and Marlene Haus donated to the archives additional material documenting the oral history projects. Files were added to the Pittsburgh Section Project I: The Immigrant Experience and Pittsburgh Section Project II: My Voice was Heard. The new material has been added at the end of each existing subseries. Four new subseries (Advisory Committee; Oral History Course Curriculum Development; Abstract and Index Project; and Volunteer Interviewers Training Materials) were added to the series. Further scope notes are found after each subseries title.

Subseries 1. Pittsburgh Section Project I: The Immigrant Experience

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains the first set of interviews conducted by the NCJW Pittsburgh Section. Since the goal was to document how early Jewish immigrants adjusted to life in Pittsburgh, respondents were confined to foreign-born citizens who had immigrated to Western Pennsylvania between 1890 and 1924. Interviews focus on topics such as ancestry, overseas life, departure, journey, and Americanization and assimilation. Material added in 2011 can be found under the section "New Material Added."


Box 86
Folder 1 History of the Project, 1986
Folder 2 Pilot Study, Instructions, 1968
Folder 3 Pilot Study, List of Interviews, 1968
Folder 3.1 Pilot Study, Pilot Tape, 1968
Folder 4 Development of Questionnaire, Report, 1968-1969
Folder 5 Development of Questionnaire, Four Versions, 1968-1969
Folder 6 Interviewing Technique, 1968-1970
Folder 7 Interviewers and Respondents, Lists of Interviewers
Folder 8 Interviewers and Respondents, Lists of Respondents
Folder 9 Abrams, Israel. undated
Folder 10 Adler, George. January 10, 1969
Folder 11 Amdur, Sam. undated
Folder 12 Americus, Ida. February 10, 1969
Folder 13 Arenson, Bella. January 12, 1969
Folder 14 Arenson, Louis. January 12, 1969
Folder 15 Arluck, Goldie. undated
Folder 16 Arluck, Norman. undated
Folder 17 Aussenberg, Elias. undated
Folder 18 Berland, Lucille. undated
Folder 19 Bernstein, Dora. November 23, 1968
Folder 20 Bigler, Sam. December 1, 1968
Folder 21 Blatt, Ida. undated
Folder 22 Blitz, Esther. November 4, 1968

Box 87
Folder 1 Bloch, Minnie. undated
Folder 2 Blum, Hyman. undated
Folder 3 Blum, Lisa. undated
Folder 4 Bodek, Max. 1969
Folder 5 Boodman, Sam. May 20, 1969
Folder 6 Borkon, Louis Yale. 1969
Folder 7 Burke, Ethel. March 23, 1969
Folder 8 Burke, Nathan. March 23, 1969
Folder 9 Caplan, Nettie. March 21, 1969
Folder 10 Chamovitz, Molly. November 2, 1969 (Digital object includes interview with both Molly and Morris Chamovitz.)
Folder 11 Chamovitz, Morris. November 2, 1969 (Digital content available with Molly Chaimovitz digital object.)
Folder 12 Clair, Sara. July 21, 1969
Folder 13 Cody, Sam. February 9, 1969
Folder 14 Cohen, Lena. January 9, 1969
Folder 15 Cohen, Nathan. November 18, 1968
Folder 16 Coller, Victor. undated
Folder 17 Cowan, Jacob. undated
Folder 18 Davis, Robert. undated
Folder 19 Deaktor, Jacob. December 15, 1968
Folder 20 Dizenfield, Sam. March 16, 1969

Box 88
Folder 1 Ellovich, Philip. November 2, 1969
Folder 2 Feld, Philip. November 25, 1968
Folder 3 Fink, Mrs. Morris. November 23, 1968
Folder 4 Finkelpearl, Emma. undated
Folder 5 Finkelstein, Ann. March 9, 1969
Folder 6 Foreman, Abe. March 9, 1969
Folder 7 Foreman, Esther. undated
Folder 8 Freed, William. 1968
Folder 9 Friedland, Rae. December 1, 1968
Folder 10 Friedman, Ethel. January 21, 1969
Folder 11 Friedman, Florence. undated
Folder 12 Friedland, Ida. August 1968
Folder 13 Fuss, Sam. undated
Folder 14 Gittelman, Fanny. February 4, 1969
Folder 15 Glaser, Morris. October 6, 1968
Folder 16 Glass, Max. January 15, 1969
Folder 17 Glass, Neiman. undated
Folder 18 Glick, Charles. March 11, 1969
Folder 19 Goldberg, Abram. undated

Box 89
Folder 1 Goldblum, Hannah. undated
Folder 2 Goldenfeld, Martin. April 18, 1969
Folder 3 Gordon, Herman. December 11, 1969
Folder 4 Gorn, Mrs. Albert. undated
Folder 5 Gottlieb, Lena. undated
Folder 6 Greenberg, Samuel. December 3, 1968
Folder 7 Gusky, Esther. May 10, 1969
Folder 8 Harris, Bess. undated
Folder 9 Hausman, David. undated
Folder 10 Hausman, Sophie. undated
Folder 11 Herrup, Max. undated
Folder 12 Hirsch, Charles. undated
Folder 13 Horowitz, Molly. February 5, 1968
Folder 14 Horowitz, Rose. undated
Folder 15 Isay, Albert. undated
Folder 16 Iskowitz, Mamie. February 11, 1969
Folder 17 Joseph, Abraham. undated
Folder 18 Josselson, Mary. undated
Folder 19 Kahn, Gertrude. February 23, 1969
Folder 20 Kasen, Bessie. undated

Box 90
Folder 1 Katz, Carl. December 16, 1968
Folder 2 Katz, Nathan. October 22, 1968
Folder 3 Katz, Pearl. undated
Folder 4 Katz, Sadie. undated
Folder 5 Katz, Samuel. undated
Folder 6 Kellmer, Bessie. undated
Folder 7 Kessler, Mrs. Louis. undated
Folder 8 Kimelman, Sabina. October 12, 1968
Folder 9 Klahr, Morris. undated
Folder 10 Klarsfield, Henry. undated
Folder 11 Klein, Charles. undated
Folder 12 Kronick, Jacob. undated
Folder 13 Kurtz, Sol. undated
Folder 14 Lacov, Rose. undated
Folder 15 Latterman, Bertha. January 31, 1969
Folder 16 Lencher, Benjamin. undated
Folder 17 Lieber, Rose. July 1968
Folder 18 Lieber, Sol. September 6, 1968
Folder 19 Linder, Rose. October 28, 1968
Folder 20 Lubov, Sam. undated

Box 91
Folder 1 Malakoff, Alice. June 1, 1968
Folder 2 Malin, Gertrude. undated
Folder 3 Marsh, Rose. undated
Folder 4 Martin, Ruth. undated
Folder 5 Mazer, Minnie. March 6, 1969
Folder 6 Melnick, Israel. October 24, 1968
Folder 7 Menkel, Eugene. February 25, 1969
Folder 8 Michaels, Israel. April 20, 1969
Folder 9 Michaels, Mrs. L. undated
Folder 10 Miller, Leon. undated
Folder 11 Minori, Emil. 1969
Folder 12 Moskowitz, Izzie. 1969
Folder 13 Needleman, Bertha. 1968
Folder 14 Newman, Mrs. Nathan. undated
Folder 15 Pearl, Morris. undated
Folder 16 Pearlman, Ethel. undated
Folder 17 Pearlman, Minnie. 1968

Box 92
Folder 1 Plotkin, Aaron. undated
Folder 2 Propper, Hyman. 1969
Folder 3 Propper, Katie. 1969
Folder 4 Protetch, Jacob. undated
Folder 5 Reichbaum, Abraham. 1969
Folder 6 Reiser, Israel. undated
Folder 7 Rosenson, Helen. undated
Folder 8 Roth, Harry. 1969
Folder 9 Roth, Morris. undated
Folder 10 Rudov, Rose. February 10, 1969
Folder 11 Salzman, Esther. November 18, 1968
Folder 12 Schugar, Charles. undated
Folder 13 Schulman, George. undated
Folder 14 Schutzberg, Louis. undated
Folder 15 Schwartz, Frieda. undated
Folder 16 Schwartz, Sara. undated
Folder 17 Schwartz, Sophie. November 6, 1968

Box 93
Folder 1 Schweitzer, Harry. November 27, 1968
Folder 2 Selzer, Mrs. Sam. January 29, 1969
Folder 3 Shapira, Sara. July 1968
Folder 4 Shapiro, Jennie
Folder 5 Sherman, Jack. March 2, 1969
Folder 6 Snyder, Rose. undated
Folder 7 Sobel, Rose. undated
Folder 8 Solomon, Abe. December 17, 1968
Folder 9 Solomon, Sarah. undated
Folder 10 Spero, Mary. July 1968
Folder 11 Spiegel, Sigmund. undated
Folder 12 Surovitz, Jennie. February 14, 1969
Folder 13 Swarz, Bella. 1969
Folder 14 Tannenbaum, Max. 1968
Folder 15 Tolchin, Sam. undated
Folder 16 Topolsky, Bess. July 23, 1968
Folder 17 Topolsky, Morris. January 10, 1969
Folder 18 Topolsky, Yetta. January 8, 1969
Folder 19 Twigg, Hilda. undated

Box 94
Folder 1 Unger, William. undated
Folder 2 Volkin, Nellie. undated
Folder 3 Weinberg, Martha. February 5, 1969
Folder 4 Weiner, Nathan. October 31, 1968
Folder 5 Weiner, William. February 11, 1969
Folder 6 Weiss, Ralph. December 15, 1968
Folder 7 Weissman, Saul. undated
Folder 8 Wolf, Morris. 1968
Folder 9 Zeidenschneider, Anne. undated
Folder 10 Zupkoff, Ida. undated
Folder 11 Zwang, Esther. undated
Folder 12 Klein, Julia. undated
Folder 13 Data Analysis, Reports, 1969-1975
Folder 14 Data Analysis, Collation, Sections I-II, 1969-1975
Folder 15 Data Analysis, Collation, Sections II-III, 1969-1975
Folder 16 Data Analysis, Collation, Sections VI-VII, 1969-1975
Folder 17 Data Analysis, Collation, Sections VIII-XI, 1969-1975
Folder 18 Data Analysis, Collation, Sections XII-XIV, 1969-1975

Box 95
Folder 19 Minutes, 1968-1970
Folder 20 Reports, 1968-1969
Folder 21 General Correspondence, Outgoing, 1968-1975
Folder 22 General Correspondence, Incoming, 1968-1975
Folder 23 General Correspondence, Book Order Forms, 1968-1975
Folder 24 General Correspondence, Form Letters, 1968-1975
Folder 25 Project Methodology
Folder 26 Clippings, 1968-1972
Folder 27 Newsletters, 1969
Folder 28 News Releases, ca. 1969
Folder 29 By Myself I'm a Book. Manuscript A.
Folder 30 By Myself I'm a Book. Manuscript B.

Box 96
Folder 1 By Myself I'm a Book, Manuscript C.
Folder 2 By Myself I'm a Book, Manuscript D.
Folder 3 By Myself I'm a Book. Introduction
Folder 4 By Myself I'm a Book.
Videotape 1 Untitled, 1974

Box 97
Folder 1 Aaronson, Harry. October 11, 1969
Folder 2 Abram, Ruben. 1969
Folder 3 Abrams, Israel. undated
Folder 4 Abromson, Keili. undated
Folder 5 Adelman, Alex. January 25, 1970
Folder 6 Berkowitz, Bertha. August 26, 1968
Folder 7 Berkowitz, Clara. November 22, 1968
Folder 8 Chaitkin, Aaron. March 18, 1969
Folder 9 Deemer, Nathan. 1968
Folder 10 Drucker, Sonia. 1977
Folder 11 Goldstein, Dora. 1969
Folder 12 Green, Esther. undated
Folder 13 Greenberg, Esther Wool. November 20, 1968
Folder 14 Jacobs, Harry. 1969
Folder 15 Karsh, Rae (Mrs. Harry). November 8, 1968
Folder 16 Katz, Leah. October 25, 1968
Folder 17 Katz, Mrs. Nathan (Mollie). 1968
Folder 18 Kramer, Lena. undated

Box 98
Folder 1 Langer, William. February 3, 1969
Folder 2 LaVictoire, Dr. Freda. November 2, 1968
Folder 3 Lebovitz, Eugene. July 8, 1969
Folder 4 Lebowitz, Harry. November 24, 1968
Folder 5 Leibovitz, Isadere. February 12, 1969
Folder 6 Lerman, R. undated
Folder 7 Levitt, Frances. June 5, 1969
Folder 8 Linder, Mrs. undated
Folder 9 Lubo, Marsha (Mrs. Sam). 1969
Folder 10 Mandel, Morris. October 30, 1968
Folder 11 Marcus, Mrs. undated
Folder 12 Meyerson, Alex. October 21, 1968
Folder 12A Moravitz, Hyman. 1968 (No folder exists.)
Folder 13 Moscov, Etta Roscow. February 24, 1969
Folder 14 Morrison, Harry. April 1969
Folder 15 Pare, Fannie. undated
Folder 16 Peris, Fannie. 1969 (Digital object includes interview with both Fannie and Hyman Peris.)
Folder 17 Peris, Hyman. 1969 (Digital object includes interview with both Fannie and Hyman Peris.)
Folder 18 Robinson, Alex. undated
Folder 19 Rogoff, Diana. 1969

Box 99
Folder 1 Rosen, Belle (Mrs. Mayer). October 1968
Folder 2 Rosen, Mayer. February 26, 1969
Folder 3 Rothbart, Jacob. 1968
Folder 4 Rothbart, Mrs. Pearl. 1969
Folder 5 Rubinstein, Louis. January 4, 1970
Folder 6 Saul, Joseph. 1969
Folder 7 Simons, Dora. 1968
Folder 8 Slawkin, Harry Max. 1969
Folder 9 Snyder, Abe. 1968
Folder 10 Snyder, Mrs. Ann. undated
Folder 11 Solomon, Rose. 1969
Folder 12 Steern, Sam. 1968
Folder 13 Stollman, Annie. 1968
Folder 14 Weinstein, Mrs. Jacob. 1969
Folder 15 Anon. undated

Section: New Material Added, 2011


Box 114
Folder 2 Recording of Recollections of the Jewish Aged Proposal, 1967
Folder 3 How We Did It: Methodological Considerations for an Oral History Project, 1968-1972
Folder 4 By Myself, I'm a Book Newspaper clippings, 1968-1972
Folder 5 Questions to Ask Respondents, 1968
Folder 6 Oral History Project I, various notes, reports, and correspondence, 1968-1972
Folder 7 Requests to purchase By Myself, I'm a Book, 1970
Folder 8 Correspondence and orders of By Myself, I'm a Book, 1970-1978
Folder 9 Contract with Dr. Ailon Shiloh, 1971
Folder 10 Oral History Project I Publicity, 1971-1981
Folder 11 By Myself, I'm a Book mock up book jacket cover, ca.1972
Folder 12 By Myself, I'm a Book Reception slides, June 11, 1972
Folder 13 By Myself, I'm a Book remarks by Gene Dickman, 1972
Folder 14 Ida Cohen Selavan letter to the Jewish Chronicle regarding authorship of "By Myself, I'm a Book," 1973
Folder 15 Oral History Project I Respondents and Interviewers, 1973
Folder 16 Correspondence regarding By Myself, I'm a Book, 1975-1977
Folder 17 Oral History Project I tapes deposit at the Archives of Industrial Society, 1978
Folder 18 "The Jewish Immigrant Experience" Duquesne University History Forum Program Presentation, 1979

Subseries 2. Pittsburgh Section Project II: My Voice was Heard

Scope and Content Notes:

Beginning in 1974, the NCJW Pittsburgh Section conducted a second oral history project focusing on the impact Pittsburgh's Jewish community made locally, nationally, and internationally. The project continued through the 1990s and added 350 oral histories. Some individuals were interviewed a second time. Material added in 2011 can be found under the section "New Material Added."


Box 100
Folder 1 Aaron, Marcus. 1975 (1 cassette tape)
Folder 2 Aaron, Maxine. 1975
Folder 3 Abrams, Sarah. December 1, 1976
Folder 4 Abrams, Solomon. May 19, 1976
Folder 5 Adelsheim, Silas. November 1, 1975
Folder 6 Alber, Freda. February 4, 1985
Folder 7 Albert, Anna. March 27, 1986
Folder 8 Anathan, Bessie. March 4, 1975
Folder 9 Apt, Joan Frank. August 22, 1991
Folder 10 Arkus, Jane. July 13, 1988
Folder 11 Arkus, Leon.
December 11, 1978
1992
Folder 12 Arnheim, Stanley. April 1, 1987
Folder 13 Arnold, Charlotte. December 1, 1989
Folder 14 Atlas, Paula. 1995
Folder 15 Balter, Bobbi (Beatrice). December 10, 1974
Folder 16 Barach, Edna Levy. November 3, 1975
Folder 17 Baskin, Philip. April 29, 1985
Folder 18 Benswanger, Eleanor. September 11, 1974
Folder 19 Berger, Meyer.
July 14, 1982
undated
Folder 20 Bergman, Sidney. March 8, 1975
Folder 21 Berkman, Allen. August 21, 1981
Folder 22 Berkman, Selma.
1988
July 25, 1992
Folder 23 Binstock, Doris. October 20, 1998
Folder 24 Binstock, Dorothy. September 4, 1987
Folder 25 Binstock, Tessie. February 24, 1999
Folder 26 Berman, Rebecca. January 15, 1983
Folder 27 Bleiberg, Morris. July 11, 1994
Folder 28 Block, William. May 10, 1994
Folder 29 Bloom, Albert. May 3, 1984
Folder 30 Bloom, Evelyn. February 19, 1998
Folder 31 Bluestone, Max. June 5, 1995
Folder 32 Blumenthal, Dorothy. 1973, 1974
Folder 33 Blumstein, Alfred. April 5, 1999
Folder 34 Borke, Mitchell. April 19, 1999
Folder 35 Breskin, Joseph. November 5, 1993
Folder 36 Brunwasser, Albert. January 28, 1995
Folder 37 Buncher, Jack. May 26, 1994
Folder 38 Busis, Sidney, Dr. January 14, 1993
Folder 39 Butler, Chantze. February 20, 1995
Folder 40 Butler, Donald. May 12, 1992
Folder 41 Caplan, Gertrude. 1989, 1992
Folder 42 Caplan, Jerry. May 2, 1989
Folder 43 Caplan, Louis. June 1976

Box 101
Folder 1 Caplan, Paul, Dr. May 3, 1998
Folder 2 Chait, Ida. November 19, 1974
Folder 3 Chotiner, Henrietta. January 13, 1976
Folder 4 Cohen, Charlotte. June 7, 1988
Folder 5 Cohen, Fanny. March 1, 1983
Folder 5A Cohen, Jesse. 1995 (No folder exists.)
Folder 6 Cohen, Paul. November 8, 1988
Folder 7 Cohen, Stanley. March 8, 2000
Folder 8 Colker, James. September 30, 1996
Folder 9 Comay, Amos. February 24, 1977
Folder 10 Copeland, Ann. May 6, 1991
Folder 11 Cowan, Barton Z. January 6, 1998
Folder 12 Crantz, David. May 9, 1991
Folder 13 Criep, Dr. Leo. November 11, 1976
Folder 14 Cuden, Helen. February 16, 1982
Folder 15 Damick, Marion. 2000
Folder 16 Davis, Dora. 1976
Folder 17 Davis, Jacob. April 27, 1974
Folder 18 Davis, Jean. October 7, 1997
Folder 19 Davis, Laura. 1982
Folder 20 De Roy, Mayer. 1993
Folder 21 Diamond, Hyman. August 28, 1986
Folder 22 Dickman, Gene. April 10, 2000; May 5, 2000
Folder 23 Dinman, Bertram, Dr. 1994
Folder 24 Dorian, Frederick. 1975
Folder 25 Eaton, Joseph, Dr. May 13, 1987
Folder 26 Edelstein, Jason, Rabbi. November 29, 1995
Folder 27 Edlis, Jerome. November 2, 1982
Folder 28 Elbaum, Nathan. November 18, 1982
Folder 29 Elbling, Gloria. 1990
Folder 30 Elkind, Sue. 1990
Folder 31 Elkus, Lenore. May 9, 1983; June 14, 1983; October 25, 1986
Folder 32 Ellenbogen, Rae. 1974
Folder 33 Epstein, Harry. 1973
Folder 34 Epstein, Jane. 1994
Folder 35 Falk, Katherine. June 19, 1978
Folder 36 Falk, Leon. June 14, 1974
Folder 37 Fenvis, Steven. 1996
Folder 38 Fine, Milton. 1999
Folder 39 Fineberg, Herman. March 18, 1975
Folder 40 Fienberg, Jacob. February 16, 1974
Folder 41 Feingold, Bess. February 20, 1985
Folder 42 Finegold, Marcella. April 9, 1976
Folder 43 Finegold, Wilfred. 1982
Folder 44 Finkel, Elliot. 1977
Folder 45 Finkelhor, Dorothy and Lawrence. 1982
Folder 46 Finkelhor, Marian, Judge. 1977

Box 102
Folder 1 Fischer, Ben.
1977
1993
Folder 2 Fisher, Bernard. 1981
Folder 3 Fisher, Edwin R., Dr. 1997
Folder 4 Fisher, Myrtle. 1975
Folder 5 Fleischman, Justin. 1992
Folder 6 Forscher, Frederick, Dr. 1988
Folder 7 Frank, James. 1975
Folder 8 Frank, Nancy. 1975
Folder 9 Frank, Ruth. 1996, 1997
Folder 10 Freehof, Lillian. 1975
Folder 11 Freehof, Solomon. 1974
Folder 12 Freund, Louise. 1974
Folder 13 Friedberg, Joan. 1998
Folder 14 Friedberg, Lillian Marks. 1973
Folder 15 Friedberg, Simione. 1996
Folder 16 Friedman, Janice. 1995
Folder 17 Frumerman, Pauline, Dr. 1976
Folder 18 Frumerman, Robert. 1997
Folder 19 Gefsky, Meyer (Buck). 1975
Folder 20 Goldberg, Bernard. 1986
Folder 21 Goldberg, Irwin. 1990
Folder 22 Goldberg, Marcella. 1974
Folder 23 Goldman, Foster. 1997
Folder 24 Goldstein, Lillian. 2000
Folder 25 Goldstein, Maurice. 1987
Folder 26 Goldstein, Samuel. 1989
Folder 27 Goodman, Bernard. 1981
Folder 28 Gordon, Herman, Dr. 1989
Folder 29 Gould, Rita. 1997
Folder 30 Grauer, Juliette. 1993
Folder 31 Green, Benjamin. 1977
Folder 32 Greenberger, Blanche. 1986
Folder 33 Gross, Sidney. 1995
Folder 34 Gruber, Aaronel. May 11, 1987
Folder 35 Hailperin, Celia Moss. 1975
Folder 36 Half, Ivan. 1990
Folder 37 Halpern, Bernard. 1981
Folder 38 Hamberg, Lester. 1987
Folder 39 Harrison, Myrtle. 1974
Folder 40 Harrison, Roland. 1996
Folder 41 Haskell, Jane. 1994
Folder 42 Herskovitz, Ruth Gordon. 1991
Folder 43 Hartz, Rose. 1976
Folder 44 Hast, Julian. 1985
Folder 45 Heber, Leon (Leib). 1979
Folder 46 Hepner, Betty. 1997
Folder 47 Heppenheimer, Bella. 1991
Folder 48 Hirsch, Burton. 1993
Folder 49 Hirsh, Pauline. 1975
Folder 50 Hoffman, Gertrude. 1977
Folder 51 Holstein, Lillian. January 24, 1977

Box 103
Folder 1 Isaacs, Flora. June 1987
Folder 2 Isenstein, Irma. 1976
Folder 3 Itkin, Ivan. 1997
Folder 4 Jackson, Alexander. 1976
Folder 5 Jacob, Irene. November 16, 1999
Folder 6 Jacob, Walter, Rabbi. July 22, 1996
Folder 7 Jaffe, Arthur. 1985
Folder 8 Jandorf, Robert. November 7, 1983
Folder 9 Jena, Milton, Dr. November 5, 1975
Folder 10 Jonas, Hans. October 27, 1995
Folder 11 Kahn, Joseph (Ziggy). December 19, 1975
Folder 12 Kamin, Harry. March 16, 1976
Folder 13 Kaplan, Bernard. January 17, 1976
Folder 14 Kaplan, Larry, Judge. January 4, 1999
Folder 15 Kaplan, Natalie. 1998
Folder 16 Karp, Richard. 1974
Folder 17 Katz, Bessie. July 16, 1974
Folder 18 Katz, Harry. June 18, 1984
Folder 19 Katz, Joseph. 1979
Folder 19A Kaufman, Sam. undated (No folder exists.)
Folder 20 Kaufmann, Nathan. 1978
Folder 21 Kaufmann, Oliver. December 16, 1977
Folder 22 Kavaler, Mina. 1999
Folder 23 Kavaler, Vigdor. October 2, 1990
Folder 24 Kent, Allen. May 12, 1993
Folder 25 Kessler, Aharon. 1983
Folder 26 Kessler, Laibe. 1995
Folder 27 Kimel, Hyman. July 19, 1985
Folder 28 Kingsbaker, Caroline. June 3, 1982
Folder 29 Klein, Claire. 1996
Folder 30 Klionsky, Bernard, Dr. 1989
Folder 30A Kochin, Louis. undated (No folder exists.)
Folder 31 Koerner, Henry. December 1978
Folder 32 Koss, David. 1984
Folder 33 Krankick, Joel. 1997
Folder 34 Krause, Corinne. 1997
Folder 35 Kreimer, Hilda. 1999
Folder 36 Kurtzman, David, Dr. 1975
Folder 37 Kwalwasser, Edgar. 1992
Folder 38 Labowitz, Gertrude. 1976
Folder 39 Landes, Morris. 1990
Folder 40 Lapidus, Esther. 1987
Folder 41 Lasday, Harry. 1983
Folder 42 Latterman, Marilyn. December 3, 1997
Folder 43 Lavine, Shirley. 1985
Folder 44 Lehman, Vivian. February 3, 1976
Folder 45 Levin, Stanley. July 26, 1982
Folder 46 Levine, Ezra. March 18, 1991
Folder 47 Levine, Mike. 1991

Box 104
Folder 1 Levinson, Aaron. June 20, 1977
Folder 2 Levinson, Harriet. January 21, 1998
Folder 3 Levinson, Julian, Dr. July 7, 1994
Folder 4 Levinson, Rose. May 4, 1977
Folder 5 Lewenstein, Minnie. February 7, 1992
Folder 6 Libson, Margaret. March 18, 1976
Folder 7 Lieber, Ruth. May 26, 1995
Folder 8 Light, Elaine. June 9, 1992
Folder 9 Light, Ernest. February 9, 1998
Folder 10 Litman, Anne. 1982
Folder 11 Litman, Lenny. January 14, 1987
Folder 12 Litman, Roslyn. March 6, 1997
Folder 13 Livingston, Ruth. June 16, 1986
Folder 14 Lopatin, Anita. May 14, 1985
Folder 15 Lowenthal, Anne. December 9, 1981
Folder 16 Lowenthal, Alexander (Alex). January 22, 1978; May 22, 1988
Folder 17 Lyon, Molly. January 23, 1976
Folder 18 Maazel, Lincoln. November 11, 1994
Folder 19 Maazel, Marion. 1974
Folder 20 Marcus, Florence. July 22, 1992
Folder 21 Marcus, Jacob Rader, Dr. May 9, 1979
Folder 22 Margolis, Harry, Dr. April 24, 1991
Folder 23 Markovic, Malvina. August 18, 1999
Folder 24 Masloff, Sophie.
August 10, 1987
April 22, 1994
Folder 25 Melamed, Nathan. February 18, 1998
Folder 26 Meltzer, Allen. August 8, 1994
Folder 27 Menlowe, Mildred. December 1, 1976
Folder 28 Mermelstein, Howard, Dr. November 15, 1990
Folder 29 Meyer, Irma. March 11, 1987
Folder 30 Meyers, Sophie. March 2, 1982
Folder 31 Meyerson, Erma T. August 1991
Folder 32 Michaels, Edgar W. March 20, 1992
Folder 33 Michaels, Lois. April 15, 1999
Folder 34 Milch, Pauline. December 19, 1977
Folder 35 Miller, Roland. November 20, 1991
Folder 36 Mintz, Ida. March 10, 1982
Folder 37 Morganstern, Anita. 1977
Folder 38 Moritz, Donald. October 24, 1996
Folder 39 Morris, Jack. August 4, 1989
Folder 40 Needleman, Herbert, Dr. January 3, 1997
Folder 41 Nelkin, Arthur. May 19, 1986
Folder 42 Notov, Ida. March 23, 1987
Folder 43 Noven, Samuel J. March 27, 1978
Folder 44 Novick, Ivan.
December 1, 1997
1998
Folder 45 Ohringer, Helen. 1985
Folder 46 Oppenheimer, Asher. December 9, 1987
Folder 47 Oseroff, Pauline. October 28, 1975
Folder 48 Ostrow, Gerald. July 6, 1994
Folder 49 Palkovitz, Judy. April 5, 2000
Folder 50 Paradise, Leona. 1997
Folder 51 Parker, Meyer. October 30, 1994
Folder 52 Paris, Barry. June 18, 1998

Box 105
Folder 1 Passamaneck, Herman. June 1976
Folder 2 Pearl, Fanny.
undated
1984
Folder 3 Pearlman, Marc. February 6, 1996
Folder 4 Perlow, Benjamin. 1983
Folder 5 Pois, Joseph, Dr. December 12, 1984
Folder 6 Porter, Milton. January 27, 1976
Folder 7 Porter, Rachel. May 24, 1990
Folder 8 Posner, Henry Jr. October 1, 1994
Folder 9 Posner, Ida. February 5, 1985
Folder 10 Posner, Shalom. 1974
Folder 11 Poupko, Rabbi Bernard. July 26, 1976
Folder 12 Preisser, Bernice. March 26, 1987
Folder 13 Raizman, Albert. February 14, 1991
Folder 14 Raphael, Israel (J.R.). January 20, 1976
Folder 15 Rauh, Richard E. 1994, 1998
Folder 16 Reinard, Frieda. May 7, 1981
Folder 17 Reizenstein, Louis. July 24, 1974
Folder 18 Richman, Hyman. July 11, 1986
Folder 19 Rider, Sam. March 19, 1996
Folder 20 Robin, John. February 1981
Folder 21 Robinson, Donald.
January 27, 1978
November 28, 1994
Folder 22 Robinson, Sylvia. August 12, 1996
Folder 23 Rogal, Alvin. 1995
Folder 24 Rogal, Hyman. undated
Folder 25 Rogal, Martha. May 7, 1975
Folder 26 Rosen, Benjamin. July 6, 1985
Folder 27 Rosen, Seymore. April 14, 1976
Folder 28 Rosenbaum, Stanley. January 27, 1987
Folder 29 Rosenberg, Charlotte. January 1976
Folder 30 Rosenberg, Jacob (Jock). 1984
Folder 31 Rosenberg, Jerome, Dr. May 1, 1988
Folder 32 Rosenberg, Libbie. November 13, 1983
Folder 33 Rosensweet, Alvin. October 6, 1986
Folder 34 Rosenthal, Libbie. May 19, 1978
Folder 35 Roskies, Ralph. December 19, 1996
Folder 36 Ruslander, Julian. October 20, 1977
Folder 37 Roth, Audrey. March 6, 1996
Folder 38 Ruben, Sol. 1998
Folder 39 Rubenstein, Joseph. May 17, 1996
Folder 40 Rudolph, Leonard. 1996
Folder 41 Ruttenberg, Harold. February 24, 1986
Folder 42 Ruttenberg, Kitty.
1985
January 30, 1992
Folder 43 Sachs, Aaron. November 7, 1990
Folder 44 Sachs, Gussie. May 12, 1976

Box 106
Folder 1 Sajowitz, William, Rabbi. 1985
Folder 2 Saul, Joseph. 1985
Folder 3 Saul, Sidney, Dr. September 1981
Folder 4 Schienholtz, Leonard. October 30, 1998
Folder 5 Schmidt, Sally. 1984
Folder 6 Schuster, Elizabeth. 1984
Folder 7 Schwartz, Fanny. March 6, 1982
Folder 8 Schwartz, Frank. December 11, 1986
Folder 9 Schwatz, Leonard, Dr. September 24, 1992
Folder 10 Schwartz, Nathan, Dr. January 1993
Folder 11 Seidenberg, Melvin. January 22, 1990
Folder 12 Selznick, Milton. June 23, 1997
Folder 13 Shapira, Frieda.
1979
1992
Folder 14 Shapiro, Belle. 1987
Folder 15 Shapiro, Charlotte, Dr. August 1988
Folder 16 Shapiro, Joseph. June 11, 1974
Folder 17 Shapiro, Maurice. August 10, 1990
Folder 18 Shapiro, Sam. 1988
Folder 19 Shapiro, Zalman.
August 1984
June 8, 1994
Folder 20 Shore, Barbara. January 27, 1993
Folder 21 Shore, Gussie. May 8, 1986
Folder 22 Siegal, Fritz. May 1987
Folder 23 Silberman, Freda. February 1, 1996
Folder 24 Silberman, Marianne. March 1, 1983
Folder 25 Silverblatt, Rose Middleman. August 8, 1989
Folder 26 Simon, Betty Ann. May 18, 1989
Folder 27 Skirboll, Leonard. May 7, 1997
Folder 28 Sklar, Morris. 1990
Folder 29 Slesinger, George. 1969
Folder 30 Slesinger, Reuben. 1986
Folder 31 Slomberg, Leah. 1998
Folder 32 Snyder, Herman. 1993
Folder 33 Snyderman, William. undated
Folder 34 Soroker, Gerald. 1993
Folder 35 Speyer, Tillie. 1976
Folder 36 Spirer, Helen. 1986
Folder 37 Stark, Sadie. 1973
Folder 38 Stark, William. 1991, 1992, 1997
Folder 39 Steinfeld, Betty. May 6, 1997
Folder 40 Steinfeld, Eddie. February 20, 1984
Folder 41 Stern, Mark. March 17, 1986
Folder 42 Stock, Belle. November 20, 1995
Folder 43 Strassberger, Eugene, Sr. December 6, 1974
Folder 44 Strauss, Samuel, Judge. April 10, 1984
Folder 45 Susman, Milton. November 10, 1976
Folder 46 Susman, Minnie. 1975

Box 107
Folder 1 Taube, Moshe. November 22, 1994
Folder 2 Thorpe, Harvey. December 20, 1977
Folder 3 Tisherman, Sam, Dr. May 1998
Folder 4 Titlebaum, Jacob (Jake). May 31, 1981
Folder 5 Topolsky, Bess. 1987
Folder 6 Twerski, Abraham. 1988
Folder 7 Vatz, Virginia. 1994
Folder 8 Verman, Sam. November 2, 1988
Folder 9 Vixman, Rachel. October 20, 1977
Folder 10 Wald, Neil, Dr. September 13, 1993
Folder 11 Wechsler, Harry. February 4, 1982
Folder 12 Wechsler, Sylvia. October 17, 1977
Folder 13 Wecht, Cyril. 1996
Folder 14 Weil, Andrew L. 1995
Folder 15 Weinberg, Jacob. 1993
Folder 16 Weiner, Margery. 1988
Folder 17 Weisberg, Saul. May 31, 1985
Folder 18 Weiss, Milton. February 13, 1991
Folder 19 Weiltzman, Leonard. November 29, 1990
Folder 20 Wekselman, Martin, Judge. March 15, 1989
Folder 21 Wender, Dr. Irving, W. March 3, 1996
Folder 22 Wertheimer, Herbert. May 9, 1997
Folder 23 Winograd, Bess. March 19, 1974
Folder 24 Winograd, Leonard, Rabbi. January 26, 1982
Folder 25 Wolf, John. June 15, 1995
Folder 26 Wolfson, Marty. November 29, 1990
Folder 27 Wolfson, Miriam. November 5, 1975
Folder 28 Wolk, Abe L., Judge. February 1982
Folder 29 Yecies, Gisela. May 17, 1991
Folder 30 Younger, Julius. December 2, 1992
Folder 31 Zecher, Al. January 27, 1994
Folder 32 Zelkowitz, Milton. February 25, 2000
Folder 33 Zoffer, Jerry. January 22, 1993
Folder 34 Zytnick, Alan. July 25, 1997

Section: New Material Added, 2011


Box 114
Folder 19 Information and notes compiled by Minnie Susman and Sara Lefkowitz, 1974-1975
Folder 20 Ida Cohen Selavan Oral History Project II contract, 1977-1979
Folder 21 Oral History Project Summaries, Fact Sheets, and Methodologies, 1977-2011
Folder 22 Correspondence with Potential Respondents, 1978
Folder 23 Oral History Project II Information, 1978
Folder 24 My Voice was Heard materials sent to publisher, 1978
Folder 25 Oral History Project II Newspaper clippings, 1978-1982
Folder 26 Angel, Francis ca. 1980s
Folder 27 My Voice was Heard chapter lay-out with editorial marks, ca. 1980
Folder 28 My Voice was Heard Reception, November 23, 1980
Folder 29 List of gift shops, synagogue gift shops, and religious schools selling My voice was Heard, 1980-1981
Folder 30 Oral History Project II Funding, 1980, 1985
Folder 31 My Voice was Heard Marketing Committee, 1980-1982
Folder 32 KTAV Publishing House price quote for My Voice was Heard, 1980
Folder 33 History and Marketing of "Bridges to History," 1980-1990
Folder 34 Publicity Promotions for Radio, Television, and Press, 1980-1981
Folder 35 List of Bookstores selling My Voice as Heard, 1980-1981
Folder 36 Interviewers and Respondents Follow-ups, 1981-1983
Folder 36 Correspondence, 1981, 1984
Folder 37 Oral History Project II Grants, 1981-1982
Folder 38 My Voice was Heard correspondence and orders, 1981, 1985
Folder 39 My Voice was Heard Book Reviews, 1982
Folder 40 Presentations on the Oral History Projects, 1982-1985
Folder 41 Oral History Project Events and Book Sales, 1983-1986
Folder 42 Respondents and Interviewers Assignments, 1984-1988
Folder 43 My Voice was Heard Marketing and Sales Report, 1985-1986
Folder 44 List of Respondents and Interviewers, 1988-1993
Folder 45 Columbus Day Celebrations Grants, 1990
Folder 46 Access to an Oral History Collection: The Jewish Experience in Pittsburgh Galley Sheets, 1991
Folder 47 Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Survey of Oral History Collections Profile, 1992
Folder 48 Balance of Budgeted Amount for Expenses from Blumenthal Fund, 1992-1993
Folder 49 Oral History Project II Newspaper clippings, 1992-2001
Folder 50 Oral History Association Meeting Session Proposals, 1993-1996
Folder 51 Funding Contributions Thank You Letters, 1993-2002
Folder 52 List of Libraries that copies of the guide Pittsburgh and Beyond were distributed, 1993
Folder 53 Correspondence with Respondents, 1993-1999
Folder 54 Oral History Association Information, 1992-1999
Folder 55 Pittsburgh and Beyond Correspondence and Orders, 1994-1997
Folder 56 My Voice was Heard and Pittsburgh & Beyond Libraries Distribution List, 1994-2001
Folder 57 Requests for My Voice was Heard and Pittsburgh and Beyond, 1995-2002

Box 117
Cassette 1-9 "Bridges to the Future" sound bites. 1996

Box 114
Folder 58 Oral History Project Birthday Celebration Flyers, 1996, 1998
Folder 59 Oral History Association Meeting Panel Proposal, 1996
Folder 60 "History of the Oral History Project," by Marlene Haus, 1997
Folder 61 "Bridges to the Future" Press Release and Premiere Flyer, 1997
Folder 62 Oral History Project Website Development with Arundel Consulting, 1997-1998
Folder 63 List of Completed Interviews as of February 1, 1998, 1997-1998
Folder 64 Oral History Project Funding, 1998-1999
Folder 65 Release for Oral History Materials for Russian Wedding Documentary, 1999
Folder 66 Partners in Creation and My Voice was Heard Hebrew Translation Changes, 2000
Folder 67 "An Evening in Paris: Celebrating the NCJW's Oral History Project," 2000
Folder 68 Pittsburgh and Beyond Fan Mail, 2002
Folder 69 NCJW Pittsburgh Section Bulletin with updates on the Oral History Project, 2006-2007
Folder 70 Order Forms for My Voice was Heard and Pittsburgh and Beyond, undated

Subseries 3. South Hills Branch Oral History Project

Scope and Content Notes:

The South Hills branch of NCJW collected nineteen interviews from Jewish residents of Pittsburgh, concentrating primarily on their immigration experiences and early lives in Western Pennsylvania. Although these interviews cover subjects similar to those of the Pittsburgh Section projects, they are not part of the same study. Files contain questionnaires, descriptions of the interviewees' homes, abstracts, and photographs.


Box 108
Folder 1 Staff Guidelines for Access
Folder 2 Americus, Norman
Folder 3 Ballon, Rebecca
Folder 4 Bendis, Mildred
Folder 5 Cohen, Helen
Folder 6 Cooper, Charlotte
Folder 7 Freed, Marilyn
Folder 8 Hirsh, Harold
Folder 9 Joseph, Goldie
Folder 10 Korn, Fannie
Folder 11 Leventon, Alice
Folder 12 Lipman, Saul S.
Folder 13 Miller, Izzy
Folder 14 Miller, Max
Folder 15 Miller, Pincus F.
Folder 16 Roth, Stanley
Folder 17 Rubenstein, David
Folder 18 Schlansky, Clara
Folder 19 Wilk, Morris
Folder 20 Wittlin, Edward

Subseries 4. Advisory Committee, 1971-2011

Scope and Content Notes:

The Advisory Committee began as the Oral Jewish History Committee. The committee's role was to supervise all aspects of the oral histroy project from the selection of respondents, recruitment of voulnteers, seeking publication, and directing the future uses of the project. The subseries contains information from both phases of the project and includes notes on suggested oral history respondents and the project as it developed. The files in this subseries date from 1971 to 2011 and are arranged chronologically.


Box 114
Folder 71 Meeting Minutes, 1971-1975
Folder 72 Meeting Agendas, 1973
Folder 73 Oral History Interviews statuses within the year, 1974-1999
Folder 74 Correspondence, 1975-2005
Folder 75 Oral History Project Progress and Annual Reports, 1975-1980
Folder 76 Meeting on Oral History Project II, 1975
Folder 77 Meeting Materials, 1975-1976
Folder 78 Correspondence and Memos with the University of Pitttsburgh Library System and Archives Service Center, 1977-2000
Folder 79 Meeting Agendas, Reports, and Minutes, 1980-1986
Folder 80 Notes and Worksheets, 1980-1987

Box 115
Folder 1 Annual Reports, 1981-1984
Folder 2 Meeting Minutes, Notes, Reports, and Lists, 1981-1984
Folder 3 Meetings and Notes, 1984-1986
Folder 4 Correspondence with the Archives Service Center, 1984, 1990-2002
Folder 5 Meeting Notes and Worksheets, 1988-1993
Folder 6 Meeting Agendas and Reports, 1993
Folder 7 Selected and Suggested Oral History Respondents, 1993-1994
Folder 8 Committee Notes, 1993, 2002
Folder 9 Computers and Software Memo, 1994
Folder 10 Reports from Oral History Project Chairmen, 1992, 1994-1995
Folder 11 Correspondence, 1994, 2001
Folder 12 Correspondence with Dr. Peter Stearns regarding Oral History Project and Carnegie-Mellon University, 1994
Folder 13 Meeting Minutes, January- December 1995
Folder 14 Committee Notes, 1996
Folder 15 Meeting Announcements, 1996-1997
Folder 16 Meeting Minutes, January- December 1996
Folder 17 Meeting Minutes, January- December 1997
Folder 18 Committee Notes, 1997
Folder 19 United Jewish Federation Pilot Project, 1997, 1999
Folder 20 Advisory Committee Member, Marcia Frumerman Biographical Information, 1997
Folder 21 Meeting Minutes, January- December 1998
Folder 22 Suggested Respondents, 1998-2000
Folder 23 Meeting Minutes, January- December 1999
Folder 24 Meeting Minutes, January- August 2000
Folder 25 Discussion with the Archives Service Center regarding Oral History Website, 2000
Folder 26 Meetings Materials and Reports, 1999, 2001-2002
Folder 27 Meeting Minutes, April 29, 2008
Folder 28 Oral History Project Timeline and Achievements, 2010-2011

Subseries 5. Oral History Course Curriculum Development, 1989-2007

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries includes material from the creation of adult continuing education courses on Jewish history and identity which were developed from the oral history interviews. The Oral History Course Curriculum Development subseries contain materials from 1975 to 2000 and is arranged chronologically.

Folder 29 "Roots of Jewish Values" Course Materials, 1989
Folder 30 Proposal for Oral History Course Curriculum Development, 1997-1998
Folder 31 Curriculum Development Funding, 1997-1999
Folder 32 "Living Judaism" Course Materials and Syllabus, 1998
Folder 33 "Living Judaism" Course Development, 1998-1999
Folder 34 Curriculum Development Committee Meeting Minutes, 1998-1999
Folder 35 Nathan Cumming Foundation Grant Request, 1998-1999
Folder 36 United Jewish Federation Curriculum Development Grant, 1999
Folder 37 "History of Jewish Pittsburgh" Course Development, 1999
Folder 38 Curriculum Consultants Invoices, 1999
Folder 39 Covenant Foundation Grant Request, 1999
Folder 40 "History of Jewish Pittsburgh" Course Materials, 2000
Folder 41 Magic Lantern Company, Oral History Course Teaching Aids Zip disc, 2001
Folder 42 Correspondence and Notes regarding Carnegie-Mellon University course Language In Design student projects, 2001
Folder 43 Correspondence regarding Design of Oral History Course Teaching Aid by Language In Design Students, 2001
Folder 44 "Language In Design:" Interview Excerpts used in Class Presentation CD-ROM, 2001
Folder 45 "Language In Design:" Student Project NCJW Session One CD-ROM, 2001
Folder 46 "Language In Design:" Student Project, family Tree Teaching Aid CD-ROM, 2001
Folder 47 "Language In Design:" Daniel Wood and Camellia George Designed Teaching Aids CD-ROM, 2001
Folder 48 "Language In Design:" Student Presentations VHS, 2001
Folder 49 "Language In Design:" Student Projects, 2001
Folder 50 Oral History Interview Excerpts to be used in Course Development, 2001
Folder 51 "In Their Own Words: An Oral History of Jewish Pittsburgh" Pilot Program Course Materials, 2001-2002
Folder 52 "In Their Own Words" Oral History Interview Excerpts used for Course, 2001
Folder 53 "In Their Own Words" Course Evaluations, 2001
Folder 54 Pilot Class of Pittsburgh Jewish History based on Oral History Project Interviews Photographs, 2001
Folder 55 "Funny, You Don't Look Jewish" Course Development, 2002
Folder 56 Holocaust Course Development, 2003
Folder 57 "Red, White, & Jew: Opportunities and Choices of Living in America" Course Materials, 2003-2004

Box 116
Folder 1 "Red, White & Jew" Course Development, 2004-2007
Folder 2 "In Their Own Words: Opportunities and Choices of Life in America" Course Materials, 2005
Folder 3 "In Their Own Words: Opportunities and Choices for Life in America" Power Point Slides, 2005
Folder 4 "In Their Own Words: Voices and Choices of Pittsburgh Jewry, 1850s- Today" Course Materials 2007
Folder 5 "In Their Own Words..." Draft of Course Book, undated

Box 117-119
Cassette 1-53 Oral History Interviews Compilation for Jewish History Courses, 1998-2008
Cassette 54-56 Oral History Interviews Compilations used by Jill Aizenstein for Carnegie-Mellon University/ Osher Lifelong Learning Course on Jewish History, 2008

Box 120
Cassette 57-65 Oral History Interviews Compilations used by Jill Aizenstein for Carnegie-Mellon University/ Osher Lifelong Learning Course on Jewish History, 2008

Subseries 6. Abstract and Index Project, 1981-2000

Scope and Content Notes:

The Abstract and Index Project was undertaken to in order to make to the recorded interviews searchable. The NCJW's goal was to create a polished, completed collection of interview abstracts and indices to complement their oral history interviews. The result of the abstract and index project was the creation of the guide to the collection, Pittsburgh and Beyond: The Experience of the Jewish Community. This subseries dates from 1981 to 2000 and is arranged chronologically.


Box 116
Folder 6 Profile of Interview Respondent Categories, 1975-1982
Folder 7 How to Index: Notes, 1982-1983
Folder 8 Oral History Interviews Index Project Proposal to University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Science, 1984
Folder 9 Oral History Index Project Materials, 1984-1989
Folder 10 University of Pittsburgh School of Information Course "Oral History Collections: An Approach to their Approach," 1989
Folder 11 Abstract and Index Project Funding, 1989-1992
Folder 12 Inventory of Oral History Interview Tapes and Condition, 1989, undated
Folder 13 Abstract and Index Project PHMC and NEA Grant Applications and Correspondence, 1990-1991
Folder 14 Application for Federal Assistance, 1990-1991
Folder 15 Oral History Abstract and Index Directory Computer and Software Options, 1991
Folder 16 Abstract and Index Project School of Information Science Internship, 1991
Folder 17 Drafts of Subject Index with Editorial Mark-ups, 1991
Folder 18 Overview and Evaluation Report of Software, 1992
Folder 19 Abstracting and Indexing Forms, 1994
Folder 20 Abstracting Guidelines, 1994-1995
Folder 21 Meeting Notes with Carnegie-Mellon University regarding Abstract and Index Project, 1994-1995
Folder 22 How to Abstract and Index, 1997
Folder 23 Abstract Notes, 1997
Folder 24 "Indexing and Abstracting for the NCJW Pittsburgh Section Oral History Project." Clipping from Bibliofile, December 3, 1997
Folder 25 Status Reports from Betty Berger on writing Abstracts, 1998-2003
Folder 26 Oral History Interviews Abstracts Addendums, 2006
Folder 27 Interview Transcriptions of Leon Falk, Jr., Katharine Falk, and John Wolf, Sr., 2000
Folder 28 Worksheet on Interview Abstract and Index Status, 2000
Folder 29 Abstracting and Indexing Methodology and Use, 2001
Folder 30 Pittsburgh and Beyond: The Experience of the Jewish Community Draft, 2002
Folder 31 "Making an Index," undated
Folder 32 Spreadsheet of Interview Subjects, undated

Subseries 7. Volunteer Interviewers Training Material, 1975-2000

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains information on the NCJW, Pittsburgh Section created program for training volunteers to conduct oral history interviews. The material in this subseries dates from 1975 to 2000 and is arranged chronologically,


Box 116
Folder 33 Training Sessions Participant Lists, May 1975- June 1976
Folder 34 Training Session Notes, 1976
Folder 35 Training Session Materials, 1981
Folder 36 Volunteers Lists, 1981-1983
Folder 37 Volunteer Interviewers Lists, 1984-2000
Folder 38 Training Class Materials, December 1987
Folder 39 Photographs of Volunteers, 1990s
Folder 40 Volunteer Evaluation Report, 1991
Folder 41 Training Session Materials, 1993-2001
Folder 42 Volunteer Training Packets, 2000

Box 120
Cassette 66-73 Training Sessions Recordings for Oral History Project I, 1968
Cassette 74-78 Training Sessions Recordings, 2000

Subseries 7. Moving Images, 1980-1996

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains two documentary films produced by NCJW based on the first two oral history projects.

Reel 1 "Bridges to History" 16mm color and sound print, 1980
Reel 2 "Bridges to the Future" 16mm color and sound print, 1996
National Council of Jewish Women's Oral History Website Project Launch, 2009

Series XXIX. Scrapbooks and Posters, 1960-1989

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains large scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and NCJW brochures and leaflets documenting the clubs many activities. Also included are several posters and smaller printed images promoting NCJW's many educational programs, a list of members who contributed to the Friends of the Lounge group, and a framed certificate from Hebrew University thanking the members of NCJW for their efforts to promote education in Israel.


Box 109
Oversize 1 Scrapbook, 1960-1964
Oversize 2 Friends of the Lounge Member List, 1950-1951

Box 110
Oversize 3 Scrapbook, July 1970-May 1974
Oversize 4 Scrapbook, June-April, 1974

Box 111
Oversize 1 Scrapbook, 1986-1989

Box 112
Oversize 1 Posters and Matted Images Promoting NCJW Educational Programs, undated

Box 113
Oversize 1 Certificate of Appreciation presented to NCJW by Hebrew University of Jerusalem for contributions to the John Dewey School of Education

Series XXX. Oversize material

Scope and Content Notes:

This material was added to the finding aid in November 2010.


Map-case 7
Drawer 1 1. Picture of NCJW Day Care Center for the Elderly, 1983
2. Chart depicting various Jewish groups and their scope