Summary Information
Title: Records of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Collection Number: MSS#389
Creator: Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
Collection Dates: 1902-2005
Extent: 31.0 linear feet (62 boxes)
The organization known as the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Pittsburgh, evolved from the Columbian Council School, Irene Kaufmann Settlement (IKS), Irene Kaufmann Centers (IKC), Young Men and Women's Hebrew Association (YMWHA), and Young Men and Women's Hebrew Association - Irene Kaufmann Centers (Y-IKC). In 1974, the name Y-IKC, was changed to the JCC. The JCC is a non-profit organization and is a beneficiary agency of the United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh and the United Way of Allegheny County. The JCC is nonsectarian, as were the institutions that preceded it, and provides social and cultural services. The records contain annual reports, correspondence, financial material, historical information, minute books, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, printed material, programs, publications, scrapbooks, and other sundry items.


Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Date Published:

September 2008

The guide to this collection was written by Robert O. Stakeley.

Encoded by Robert O. Stakeley on May 19, 2005 from an existing finding aid.
Revision Description:
September 17, 2008:
EAD v1.0 finding aid converted to EAD 2002 using UC Berkeley's perl script.

Foreword - Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh

The Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Pittsburgh evolved from several institutions, each with its own history and each contributing to the establishment of the current JCC. Those institutions will be discussed in separate sections of this history, arranged in alphabetical order.

In 1871, Jacob and Isaac Kaufmann, Jewish immigrants from Germany, founded J. Kaufmann & Brother, a merchant-tailoring establishment in the Birmingham section of Pittsburgh. They were soon joined by their younger brothers, Morris and Henry.

The success of the business, which eventually became a Kaufmann's Department Store in downtown Pittsburgh, enabled the Kaufmann families to establish a tradition of civic philanthropy. After World War II, the second generation of the Kaufmann family, Edgar J. and Oliver M. Kaufmann and their brothers-in-laws Irwin D. Wolf and Samuel E. Mundheim continued the family tradition of giving that had been started by the founding brothers. These gifts have contributed to the development of the Jewish community and the city at large.

Historical Sketch of the Emma Kaufmann Camp (1908 - )

The Emma Kaufmann Camp (EKC) was founded in 1908 by two Kaufmann brothers, Isaac and Morris, in Harmarville, Pa. The camp was presented as a gift to the community in honor of Morris and Betty Wolf Kaufmann's 25th wedding anniversary and in memory of Emma Kaufmann, the first wife of Isaac Kaufmann. The Kaufmann families and other donors supported the camp.

Organized on May 19, 1908, the Emma Farm Association (EFA) administered the EKC. The EFA was also supported by the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, the predecessor of the United Jewish Federation. The EKC has been referred to variously as the "Emma Farm," "Emma Farm Camp," "Farm Camp," "Emma Camp," and "Emma Kaufmann Farm Camp." The camp was located on 65 acres in Harmarville, a mile away from the Allegheny River.

So that all Jews could participate in the camp's offerings, the constitution and by-laws provided that the camp should observe kosher dietary laws. The camp, however, was non-sectarian.

The EFA provided children and adults with an opportunity for open-air recreation and a facility for convalescents to regain their strength after hospitalizations. The EFA operated a Farm School Department to work with problem boys; and a Fresh Air Camp Department provided mothers and their children summer vacations away from the city.

In 1916 the Irene Kaufmann Settlement (IKS), in cooperation with the EFA, assumed the management of the EKC. The following year, IKS resident director Sidney A. Teller, became the camp administrator, and his wife, Julia Pines Teller became the superintendent. In 1917, the camp, which had previously been free to all, began to charge a small fee based on ability to pay. The Farm School Department was dropped in 1918, and only the Fresh Air Camp Department was continued. In 1919 the EFA determined that the Harmarville location no longer was suitable.

The next two years were spent locating a more desirable site for the camp. A site on the Connoquenessing Creek near the towns of Harmony and Zelienople, Pa., was purchased using, in part, the $15,000.00 made available from the sale of the property in Harmarville. Additional funds were still needed and Isaac Kaufmann, before his death in 1921 gave $50,000.00. Eight cottages were built, equipped with electricity and indoor plumbing. A dining hall, administration building, a hospital building were also added.

Facilities were available for hiking, ball games, track, tennis and swimming, and included sand piles and a playground. Mrs. Belle C. Meyers, Isaac Kaufmann's second wife, donated a recreation center that could hold an audience of 600, with a stage, equipment for showing movies, a victrola, and a piano. The Old Barn, another building, served as a library.

The camp served all ages as a venue for camping, conferences, and picnics. A 1940 business letterhead stated "I found the treasures of Health and Happiness at our Emma Kaufmann Camp, Harmony, Pa."

In 1971, the 200-acre Camp Lynnwood near Morgantown, W.Va., was purchased for $538, 500.00 and opened for the 1972 season. The camp, on Lake Lynn (currently Cheat Lake), is located in the mountainous Cheat River area and close to Cooper Rock State Park. The camp's lake front is a memorial to Martha and Irwin Wolf, the daughter and son-in-law of Morris and Theresa Kaufmann.

Between 1972 and 1973, the Young Men and Women's Hebrew Association - Irene Kaufmann Centers (Y-IKC) decided to sell three of its properties to help pay for the new Emma Kaufmann Camp. The North Negley building was sold to Craig House Technoma. The second property consisted of 550 acres of undeveloped land in Normalville, Pa., which had been intended as a new site for the Emma Kaufmann Camp. The third property, located in Harmony, Pa., which had served as the EKC was sold for development as a private camp.

Historical Sketch of the Henry Kaufmann Family Recreation Park and James & Rachel Levinson Day Camp (1969 - )

The Henry Kaufmann Family Recreation Park in Monroeville was opened in 1969 as a living memorial to the Henry Kaufmann family and is commonly referred to as "Family Park" Located at 261 Rosecrest Drive, the 101-acre wooded park is situated on property donated by the Levinson family. This fully equipped day park hosts the James & Rachel Levinson Day Camp.

Historical Sketch of the Irene Kaufmann Settlement (IKS) (1909 - 1956/1957) to the Irene Kaufmann Centers (IKC) (1956/1957 - 1961)

The IKS began as the Columbian Council School (1893-1909) of the Council of Jewish Women through which volunteers offered settlement services to newly arrived immigrants to Pittsburgh. The Columbian Council School was funded by private philanthropy. Until 1890, there were about 4000 Jews in Pittsburgh. Then the Great Migration began. Between 1890 and 1910, over 25,000 Jews arrived in Pittsburgh from Eastern Europe and settled in Pittsburgh's Hill District, overwhelming the efforts of the volunteer-based Columbian Council School and Settlement.

In 1909 the Columbian School and Settlement accepted a gift from Henry and Theresa Kaufmann who had recognized the increasing need for larger facilities and a professional staff. They endowed the Irene Kaufmann Settlement in memory of their daughter. The settlement was built close to downtown in the center of Pittsburgh's Hill District, an area in which immigrants lived on arrival in the city. In addition to their gift of $150,000 that paid for the construction of a new building on Centre Avenue, the Kaufmanns created an endowment of $40,000, to which they added later. In 1911, the IKS was dedicated.

The IKS served the immigrant community in the Hill District with no restrictions related to race or religion. The IKS offered nursing services, Better Baby Clinics, prenatal care, free milk for school-age children, and free kindergartens. The IKS was responsible for starting the Pittsburgh Visiting Nurse Service. The work done by the IKS during the flu pandemic and through medical inspection of city schools was recognized to benefit the entire community. Classes were offered to aid in Americanization and to teach music, art, and drama. In 1926, there were over 100 clubs for various interest groups sponsored by the IKS, with an aggregate attendance of 24,000. As earlier immigrants became acculturated, they moved eastward out of the Hill District.

The administrative staff members were of long standing. Sidney Teller was the Settlement's first executive director from 1916 to 1942. His assistant was his wife, Julia Pines Teller. Anna B. Heldman managed the personal service and nursing department from 1902 (at the Columbian School) until her death in March 1940.

Henry Kaufmann, or "Uncle Henry" as he was known at the IKS, remained a major donor to the institution. His gift of $650,000 in 1929 made possible the enlargement of the 1909 building. In 1939, 1940, and through his will at his death in 1955, he made additional gifts.

The population and demographics in the Hill District was changing during the 1940s. The Jews were moving into eastern parts of the city. The African-American community became the largest group in the Hill. In 1942, the board of the IKS did a self-study entitled Social facts comparing four areas served by the Irene Kaufmann Settlement with Pittsburgh: A compilation of basic statistical data for the use of the Neighborhood Sub-committee of the General Self-study Committee of the Irene Kaufmann Settlement to develop a plan to an inter-racial policy at the Centre Avenue IKS and to initiate extension programs in the Squirrel Hill and East End neighborhoods in which Jewish communities were growing.

During 1942-1943 a branch program of what was called the Irene Kaufmann Center (IKC) was located at 5832 Forward Avenue in Squirrel Hill, and in 1944 a facility on Murray Avenue was established.

Between 1944 and 1951, the IKC moved several times as the membership and activities increased. The Henry Kaufmann Foundation funded the remodeling of rented quarters on Forward Avenue in 1949. In the same year, a new clubhouse at 5738 Forbes Street was purchased and renovated. By the middle of 1950, the Settlement Board of Trustees had purchased property at 5734 Forbes Street adjacent to the clubhouse. The house on that property was razed in 1951. A study was done to analyze program needs, and plans were made for a new IKC building in Squirrel Hill.

In September 1948, the IKS started a pilot branch in the East End area of Pittsburgh, calling it the East End IKC. Meeting rooms at B'nai Israel Synagogue and Adath Jesurun Synagogue, both on North Negley Avenue, were used. By 1951, the East End IKC headquarters were moved to 751 North Negley Avenue. In 1954, supporting facilities at 753 North Negley Avenue at the intersection of Stanton Avenue were added. By 1973, the Jewish population in the East End had diminished, and the property was sold to Craig House Techoma in 1973.

Another extension program initiated by the Committee on Extension Services was conducted jointly with Temple Emanuel of the South Hills and started in 1956/1957, in the facilities of Temple Emanuel, 1250 Bower Hill Road in Mt. Lebanon. During the summer months a day camp known as Countryland was offered to the South Hills children in South Park.

By December 1956, a new independent Anna B. Heldman Community Center Board was incorporated and given permission to operate its program in the Centre Avenue IKS building with a five-year lease at a cost of $1.00 per year. In 1957, the new community center opened, as had been recommended in the 1950 Health and Welfare Federation Study of the IKS. The building was razed in 1964, and, in 1969, the title to the Centre Avenue property of the IKS was deeded to the City of Pittsburgh for use by the Hill House Association.

The opening of the newly built IKC building in 1959 in Squirrel Hill and the subsequent closing of the Center Avenue IKS building and its demolition in 1964 signaled the end of one era and the beginning of a new stage of service to the community. Funding to build the 1959 Squirrel Hill IKC came from the Henry Kaufmann Foundation and the Edgar J. Kaufmann Charitable Trust. Contributions to the campaign were also made by the Kaufmann and Wolf families as well as by other members of the Jewish community.

In summary, after 1900 the Hill District was the largest Jewish residential area in Pittsburgh with approximately 70 percent of the entire Jewish population of Pittsburgh residing there in 1924. By 1942, the Jewish population had fallen below 10 percent of the total Hill District population. As the Jewish population moved eastward, branch centers in Squirrel Hill and in the East End were established respectively in 1959 and 1968. The population shifts in the post-World War II era eventually led to the merger of the Young Men and Women's Hebrew Association and Irene Kaufmann Centers in 1961. In 1974, the name was changed to the Jewish Community Center (JCC).

Historical Sketch of the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh [Irene Kaufmann Building] (1974 - )

The organization known as the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh, evolved from the Columbian Council School, Irene Kaufmann Settlement (IKS), Irene Kaufmann Centers (IKC), Young Men and Women's Hebrew Association (YMWHA), and Y-IKC. In 1974, the name Y-IKC, was changed to the JCC. The JCC is a non-profit organization and is a beneficiary agency of the United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh and the United Way of Allegheny County. The JCC is nonsectarian, as were the institutions that preceded it, and provides social and cultural services.

The Irene Kaufmann Building (IKB) of the JCC at 5738 Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill was constructed in 1959 for a membership of 4500. In 1977/1978, the JCC added 10,000 square feet of space to the IKB. Included were a multi-purpose room (which could be converted into a gymnasium), a kosher kitchen, lounge and office space, and additional space for pre-school activities. During the addition, the building was closed for one year. The newly enlarged building was dedicated in January 1980. This marked the completion of a building and expansion phase that included improvements to the Henry Kaufmann Family Recreation Park in Monroeville and the construction of the new Oliver M. Kaufmann Teen Village at the Emma Kaufmann Camp as well as other renovations to the camp.

In 1986, the Forbes Avenue building was razed to make way for a larger facility. The YMWHA building on Bellefield Street in Oakland had provided additional facilities for the JCC until it was sold in 1984 to the University of Pittsburgh, although the JCC continued to lease the building for several years. Because the Forbes Avenue JCC building had been razed to make way for the new construction, programs were moved to the YMWHA building, synagogues, and to other facilities. The approximately 100,000 square foot multi-purpose facility was nearly double the size of the previous JCC IKB and cost approximately $7.5 million to construct. The new building replaced both the old Forbes Avenue IKB and the Oakland Y. In addition to the IKB, the Alex & Leona Robinson Building, which houses the Katz Performing Arts Center and the Holocaust Center of the UJF of Greater Pittsburgh, was built across the street at 5738 Darlington Road.

In 1999, the JCC of Pittsburgh was renamed JCC of Greater Pittsburgh. The mission of the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh is stated as, "The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh cultivates Jewish identity, heritage, culture and community by promoting the physical, intellectual and spiritual well-being of individuals, families and the community at large." [, 2005]

Historical Sketch of the South Hills Jewish Community Center [Henry Kaufmann Building] (1950s - )

The South Hills JCC (SHJCC) began in 1956/1957 in cooperation with Temple Emanuel, located at 1250 Bower Hill Road in Mt. Lebanon. During the summer months a day camp known as Countryland was offered to the South Hills children in South Park.

A small, full-time staff was hired in the 1980s as demand for programming increased. Additional programs and services were added, such as after-school classes, child-care services, weekend activities, summer day camps, pre-school, and educational programs for all ages.

In 1991, the Ward School building in Mt. Lebanon was leased. However, it was apparent that the demands on this facility were greater than the services it could reasonably render. The building, for example, lacked a swimming pool, which was an essential component in JCC programming. A plan for a new building was initiated in the early 1990s, with a search for a site on which to build a new SHJCC. Then, the developer who had purchased the Kane Hospital site suggested that the new SHJCC be built on a portion of that property. The JCC Board of Directors agreed on the site at 345 Kane Boulevard and planned to build and equip the new facility for about $5.2 million. The Henry Kaufmann Building was dedicated in January 1999.

Historical Sketch of the Young Men and Women's Hebrew Association of Pittsburgh (YMWHA) (1910-1961)

Between 1880 and 1903, there were several attempts from 1880 through 1903 to organize a YMHA. In 1910, Harry J. Applestein along with a group of sixteen young men found the organization that existed until its merger with the Irene Kaufmann Centers in 1961. The meeting place moved from one facility to another during 1912 and 1914, including Tree of Life Synagogue, Schenley Hotel in Oakland, and the Irene Kaufmann Settlement on Centre Avenue. A new charter was granted by Judge Josiah Cohen, changing the name of the organization to the "Y.M.H.A. of Pittsburgh" in 1914. According to the 1914 charter, "the purpose for which the corporation is formed is in general for the mental, physical and moral improvement of its members, and more particularly for the promotion of Hebraic Culture and Jewish Ideals."

In 1919, the YMHA joined with the Young Women's Hebrew Association, which had been organized in 1911 by eight young women, to form the YMWHA. Following this merger, a building campaign was initiated. An Oakland site was selected in December 1921, and the name of the organization was changed to the "Young Men and Women's Hebrew Association of Pittsburgh." The Building Committee was chaired by Samuel Mundheim. Benno Janssen was the architect.

The 1924 charter described the "...purposes for which the said corporation is formed are as follows, for the improvement of the spiritual, mental, social and physical condition of young men and women, by the support and maintenance of lecture rooms, libraries, reading rooms, religious and social meetings and by such other means and services as may be necessary to the accomplishment of said purposes." On May 23, 1926, the YMWHA building at 315 S. Bellefield Avenue in Oakland was dedicated. Facilities included a gymnasium, cafeteria, ladies' lounge, lodge room, health center, and a swimming pool.

The YMWHA encouraged youth character building, adult education, religious training, cultural advancement, physical education, and Americanization. Programming included lecture series, concerts, theater, dances, and physical education.

The Y, as it was commonly referred to, was the recipient of many donations. The Morris Kaufmann Memorial Auditorium, with a seating capacity of 1200, was the gift of Edgar J. Kaufmann and his mother, Betty Wolf Kaufmann in memory of his father. Mrs. Isaac Seder, with her friends and family, established the Isaac Seder Educational Center. A contribution from Mrs. Morris Baer and her family made possible the Morris Baer Memorial Library.

The Y ran the Laurel Y camp from 1938 to 1961 on a 92 acre site in Laural Hill State Park in Somerset County, Pa. For financial reasons, the Laurel Y Camp closed when the YMWHA and IKC merged to form the Y-IKC in 1961.

In 1961, the Young Men and Women's Hebrew Association and the Irene Kaufmann merged to form the Young Men and Women's Hebrew Association - Irene Kaufmann Centers, to be known as the Y-IKC. In 1974 the Y-IKC was renamed the Jewish Community Center (JCC).

The YMWHA building was used by the Y-IKC and the JCC until the building was sold in 1984 to the University of Pittsburgh because of rising costs and maintenance and the need for repairs. The sale arrangement involved a lease that guaranteed use of the building by the JCC for at least the next nine years. The JCC used the money from the sale to build its new IKB facility in Squirrel Hill.

At the time of the sale, the YMWHA building housed the School of Advanced Jewish Studies, Hillel, the Jewish Chronicle, the Oakland School, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Judaism, and offices of the United Jewish Federation offices, including the Holocaust Center and the Community Shaliah.

Historical Sketch of the Young Men and Women's Hebrew Association - Irene Kaufmann Centers (Y-IKC) (1961-1974)

In 1961, the Young Men and Women's Hebrew Association and the Irene Kaufmann Centers merged to form the Young Men and Women's Hebrew Association - Irene Kaufmann Centers, known as the Y-IKC. The merger was designed to eliminate duplication of services, to coordinate staff, and to create a more efficient organization. In 1974 the Y-IKC would be renamed the JCC. The Y-IKC continued providing social and cultural services as did the predecessors.

In 1969 Mr. and Mrs. Kaufmann established the Oliver M. and Freda T. Kaufmann Playschool as a memorial to their late son, Oliver M. Kaufmann, Jr.

Historical Sketch of the Y Music Society (1926-2004)

In 1926, when the YMWHA building in Oakland was completed, the Y Music Society (YMS) was founded by Herman Passamaneck, director of the YMWHA from 1925 until his retirement in 1954.

Renowned violinist Efrem Zimbalist was among the artists featured during the inaugural series held in the Morris Kaufmann Auditorium. The series presented internationally acclaimed musicians, as well as young artists such as Vladimir Horowitz in 1928 and Marian Anderson in 1936. The African-American contralto was housed by a committee member when the Schenley Hotel refused her a room.

When Herman Passamaneck's wife, Dolores, died in 1951 the Passamaneck Award was established in her memory to promote regional young musicians in the region. The Herman and Dolores Passamaneck Endowment Fund was established in 1984 to assure the continuity of the series.

The YMS enriched the entire Pittsburgh community. It was designated a regional asset by the Allegheny County Regional Asset Board because of its status as one of the oldest recital series in the nation and the longest continuously running recital series in Pittsburgh. In 1989, the YMS moved from the YMWHA building to the Carnegie Music Hall. In 2004, the YMS ended as a program of the JCC. The administration of the series was taken over by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The JCC of Greater Pittsburgh records are housed in sixty-two archival boxes and are arranged alphabetically in eight series. Series are designated for the Emma Kaufmann Camp, Henry Kaufmann Family Recreation Park and James & Rachel Levinson Day Camp, Irene Kaufmann Settlement to the Irene Kaufmann Centers, JCC of Greater Pittsburgh, South Hills Jewish Community Center, YMWHA of Pittsburgh, Y-IKC, and Y Music Society. Individual folder titles within each series are arranged alphabetically and/or chronologically. The records contain annual reports, correspondence, financial material, historical information, minute books, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, printed material, programs, publications, scrapbooks, and other sundry items.

Every attempt was made to maintain the original arrangement of the various components of this collection.

Related material from the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh collection which has been arranged separately (such as published materials, photographs, and oversized materials) is cross-referenced with the manuscript collection.

Eight series have been designated for the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh records. Series are designated for the Emma Kaufmann Camp, Henry Kaufmann Family Recreation Park and James & Rachel Levinson Day Camp, Irene Kaufmann Settlement to the Irene Kaufmann Centers, JCC of Greater Pittsburgh, South Hills Jewish Community Center, YMWHA of Pittsburgh, Y-IKC, and Y Music Society.

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Aquisition Information:

These items came in five accessions from 2001-2003.

Preferred Citation:

Records of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, 1902-2005, MSS #389, Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Robert O. Stakeley on February 19, 2005. Assistance in processing was provided by Rae Barent, Jonathan Halpern, Anita Lopatin, Susan Melnick, and Arthur Spiegel.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Robert O. Stakeley on May 19, 2005.


Property rights reside with the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or publish, please contact the curator of the Archives.

Separated Material:
To the Audiovisual Collection: 1.0 linear feet, 2 boxes, arranged as MSC #389

Administrative - Headed for the Future - Jewish Community Center, c1980s; Programs - Children and young adults - Music school [VHS tapes]: Annie, 1993; Bells of Joy at Pathfinder Village, nd;BOCA, 1996; Cheers to Your Health with special guest dancers, Gary Rosen, nd; Fiddler on the Roof (I-II), nd; Funny Girl (I-II), 1995; Guys & Dolls, 1997; RAGS (I-II), 1994; The Adventures of Peter Pan by JCC Performing Arts Camp (I-II), 1996; The Twilight Ladies, 1996; Uncle Yossil, 1994; You're a Good Man Charlie Brown by JCC Performing Arts Camp, 1996; Y Music Society - musicians: Peter Schickele [audio-cassette tape], nd; Isaac Stern, violin [VHS tape], 1997

To the Oversize Manuscript Collection: 6.0 linear feet arranged and cataloged as MSO# 389.

To the Photograph Collection: 39.5 linear feet of photographs arranged and catalogued as MSP# 389.

To the Oversize Photograph Collection: 6.0 linear feet arranged and cataloged as MSR# 389.

To the Printed and Serial Collection:

1987-1988 Priorities, Analyses of Community Problems and Blueprint for Action , prepared for The United Way of Allegheny County, by Health and Welfare Planning Association and Resource management/Community Problem Solving Department, The United Way of Allegheny County, 1987.

1989 JCC Invitational Maccabi Youth Games , the JCC of Pittsburgh, 1989

1997 JCC Invitational Maccabi Youth Games , the JCC of Pittsburgh, 1997. (2 copies)

art works , A publication of the American Jewish Museum of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, Fall 2003.

beginnings , a collection of recipes, edited by Joyce Berman and Gail Weisberg, illustrated by Ellen Adelsheimer, published by Y-IKC, 1974.

Building operations and maintenance , (for the Irene Kaufmann Settlement) by Jewish Welfare Board, 1942.

A Celebration honoring Lee & John M. Wolf, Sr.: Community Builders Award , by JCC Associates, 2001.

CFA: Celli-Flynn and Associates, Architects and Planners , c1985.

The Columbian Council of Pittsburgh, 1894-1909: a case study of adult immigrant education. A thesis by Ida Cohen Selavan, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1976.

The Curtaineers: A study of an interracial dramatics project of the Irene Kaufmann Settlement of Pittsburgh from its inception, November 1943 to February 1948. A thesis by Carl Birchard and William B. Weinstein, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1948.

Emma Kaufmann Camp yearbook : 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986 (3), 1990 (4), 1991 (2), 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000 (2).

Front & Center: In the Tradition of the Y Weekly: The Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh : 8/1987; 12/1991; 4/1992 (2); 7-8/1992; 9/1992 (2); 10/1992; 11-12/1992 (2); 12/1993-1/1994 (vol. 7 no. 2); 2/1994 (vol. 7 no. 3); 4-5/1994 (vol. 7 no. 4); 5-6/1994 (vol. 7 no. 5); 8-9/1994 (vol. 7 no. 6); 11-12/1994 (vol. 8 no. 1); 12/1995-1/1996 (vol. 8 no. 4); 3-4/1996 (vol. 8 no. 5).

Front & Center South: The Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh, South Hills Branch : 10/1992; 12/1992; 1/1993.

In Contrast, Journey to U.S.A. , by Paul Yogi Mayer, Trustees of the Jewish Tercentenary Commemoration Fund, c1960.

IKS Neighbors : 1927: vol. 5 number 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17; 1928: vol. 6 number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

The Irene Kaufmann Center - Bulletin of Events and Monthly Bulletin : Vol. 1, No. 1-3, February-April 1960; Vol. 2, No. 6, December 1960; Vol. 3, No. 1, January, February 1961.

The Jewish Chronicle , Sept. 28, 1995 (vol. 34, no. 29), incomplete.

The Jewish Community Center news (bound volumes): Volume 50-52, 1975-1978 - archival copies.

The Jewish Criterion : Jan. 28, 1955 (vol. 125 no. 16); March 23, 1956 (vol. 127 no. 24); Sept. 20, 1957 (vol. 130 no. 24); Sept. 12, 1958 (vol. 132 no. 21); Oct. 2, 1959 (vol. 134 no. 26); Sept. 23, 1960 (vol. 136 no. 25); Sept. 8, 1961 (vol. 138 no. 23).

The Jewish Outlook : Sept. 16, 1955 (vol. 42); Sept. 12, 1958 (vol. 48 no. 20); Sept. 8, 1961 (vol. 54 no. 20) - archival copies.

The JWB Circle (bound volumes): Volume 14 (1959), 25 (1970); 26 (1971); 30 (1975); 31 (1976).

Pennsylvania Ethnic Studies Newsletter , winter/summer 1982.

Pittsburgh Parent , February 1998.

Social facts comparing four areas served by the Irene Kaufmann Settlement with Pittsburgh: A compilation of basic statistical data for the use of the Neighborhood Sub-committee of the General Self-study Committee of the Irene Kaufmann Settlement. Prepared under the direction of the Bureau of Social Research Federation of Social Agencies, Pittsburgh, PA, 1942.

A Study of Some Aspects of Leisure Time Services , a Study by the Leisure Time Services Committee, United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh, June, 1964. Also included is the Summary of Needs and Recommendations.

The Weekly (bound volumes): Volume 36-45, 1961-1971.

The Weekly (bound volumes): Volume 36-45, 1961-1971, archival copies.

Y-IKC news (bound volumes): Volume 46-49, 1971-1975

Y-IKC news (bound volumes): Volume 46-49, 1971-1975, archival copies

Y-IKC news (single issues): Nov. 10, 1972 (vol. 47 no. 4), archival copies

Y.M.&W.H.A. Weekly (bound volumes): Volume 1-6, 8-35, 1926-1961

Y.M.&W.H.A. Weekly (bound volumes): Volume 2-6, 8-28, 30-35, archival copies

Y.M.&W.H.A. Weekly (single issues): Oct. 14, 1932 (vol. 7 no. 3); Nov. 4, 1932 (vol. 7 no. 6)

Contents List
Series I Emma Kaufmann Camp (1908 - )
Scope and Content Notes:

The EKC series includes material pertaining to each of the three locations of the camp. Most of the material is from the camp site in Morgantown, WV. The camp was operated during different time periods by the IKS, Y-IKC, and the JCC. Therefore, additional financial information can be obtained by examining the various organizations' annual report.

Emma Farm Association

Box 1
folder 1 Campers - "Follow-up record" nd
folder 2 1933-1938
folder 3 Progress/annual report 1954
folder 4 Statistics 1961
folder 5-6 "Summarized Federation Reports" 1912-1932
folder 7 Historical 1915-c1970
Minute book
folder 8 1939-1940

Box 2
folder 1 1941-1942
Emma Kaufmann Camp
Camp Lynnwood
folder 2 Financial 1970-1971
folder 3 Historical c1970
folder 4 Lynnwood Log 1969-1970
Campers and staff
Printed material
folder 5 1940s
folder 6 1990s
folder 7 "Camp - O - Gram" nd
folder 8 Emma Kaufmann Camp Alumni Association (established 2002) 2003
folder 9 Historical 1926-2005
Printed material and news clipping
folder 10 1970s
folder 11 1980s
folder 12 1990s
folder 13 Oatmeal Gazette-ette 1985
Programs (including program guides and registration)
folder 14 1977
folder 15 1980s
folder 16-17 1990s
folder 18 Song book 1980
folder 19 Stewartstown Day Camp nd
folder 20 Application form c1990
folder 21 Manual 1980
Series II Henry Kaufmann Family Recreation Park and James & Rachel Levinson Day Camp (1969 - )
Scope and Content Notes:

The Henry Kaufmann Family Recreation Park and James & Rachel Levinson Day Camp series includes material related to the operation and programming of this site. The initial construction and later renovation of the site is also documented well in this series. The site was operated by the Y-IKC and then by the JCC. Therefore, additional financial information can be obtained by examining the appropriate annual reports. For additional material on other camps please refer to "camps" and "programs" in the JCC series.

Building and construction

Box 3
folder 1-2 Architect specifications 1968
folder 3 Dedication 1969
folder 4 "Expansion/77" 1977
folder 5 Recreation shelter construction 1975-1976
folder 6 A resolution providing for use of property 1967
folder 7 Correspondence 1988
folder 8 Financial - Expenses 1969
James & Rachel Levinson Day Camp
folder 9 1980s
folder 10 1990s
folder 11 Historical nd
folder 12 Newspaper clippings 1969-1973
folder 13-14 Programs, printed material, and news clippings 1960s-1990s
Series III Irene Kaufmann Settlement (IKS) (1909 - 1956/1957) to the Irene Kaufmann Centers (IKC) (1956/1957 - 1961)
Scope and Content Notes:

The Irene Kaufmann Settlement to the Irene Kaufmann Centers series is subdivided alphabetically into six subseries. Subseries are designated for administrative, Columbian School and Settlement, historical, programs, publications, and service organizations. The administrative subseries includes annual meeting material comprising of programs, minutes, statistical and financial reports, and annual reports. The "building and construction" section includes information on the IKS, IKC, and IKB. The Sidney A. Teller and Julia Pines Teller material, which was mostly compiled by them, encompasses their tenure at the IKS and their lives after leaving Pittsburgh. Additional information on the Columbian School and Settlement can also be found in the "historical" section in the IKS series. There is also information on the Anna B. Heldman Community Center in the "historical" subseries. Programs related to art and culture, sport, and others are included in the "programs" subseries. The publications subseries include those publications produced by the IKS and archival copies of those already separated to the library. Additional publications were separated to the library.

Subseries Administrative
Annual meetings

Box 4
folder 1 1910-1937
folder 2 1922-1924
folder 3 1926
folder 4 1948/1949
folder 5 1952
folder 6 1955
folder 7 Birthdays of the I.K.S. family 1927
folder 8 Board of Trustees nd
Building and construction
Hill District (1823-1825 Center Ave.) [IKS]
folder 9 Building plans 1933
folder 10 Construction blue prints for addition and renovations [Acc.#2003.0221] c1930
folder 11 Samuel B. Filner - postcard prints c1930s
folder 12 Grand Concert on the occasion of the Formal Opening of the Irene Kaufmann Settlement by the Rodef Shalom Quartette 1911
folder 13 Program of exercises held in connection with the formal opening and dedication of the Irene Kaufmann Settlement (incomplete) (March 29-April 2) 1911
folder 14 Utilized as Anna B. Heldman Community Center and Hill House Association 1965-1969
Squirrel Hill (5738 Forbes Ave.) [IKC]
folder 15 Construction of 1958-1960

Box 5
folder 1 Information for residents 1924-1947
folder 2 Operations manual 1950-1951
folder 3 Report of Study Committee on the Irene Kaufmann Settlement Group Work Division Health and Welfare Federation of Allegheny County 1950
folder 4 Report to the Special Study Committee of the Health and Welfare Federation of Allegheny County on Irene Kaufmann Settlement 1949
folder 5 [Second] Report to the Special Study Committee of the Health andWelfare Federation of Allegheny County on Irene Kaufmann Settlement 1950
folder 6 Nathan H. Kaufman 1925-1978
Sidney A. Teller & Julia Pines Teller
folder 7 Biographical 1931-1960
folder 8 Correspondence (incoming) 1924-1954
folder 9-10 Fifteenth Anniversary of service 1931-1932
folder 11 Samuel B. Filner - etched prints 1931-1933

Box 6
folder 1-7 "Letters and clippings to and about Julia Pines Teller [and] Sidney A. Teller" 1941-1942
folder 8 News clippings and printed material 1947-1960

Box 7
folder 1 Presented to Julia Pines Teller & Sidney A. Teller by the Emma Farm Association & Irene Kaufmann Settlement, January 18, 1942 1942
folder 2 Sidney & Julia Teller lounge in the new Irene Kaufmann Center 1959, 1968
folder 3 "Typical trip through the Hill District" nd
folder 4 What Social Workers Should Know About Their Own Communities by Margaret F. Byington 1924
Subseries Columbian School and Settlement
folder 5 Annual report 1907
folder 6 Newspaper clippings 1902-1905
Subseries Historical
folder 7 General 1927-1982
folder 8 News clippings 1915-1925
Subseries Programs
folder 9 Alumni dinner c1945
Art and Culture
folder 10 Children's theatre c1930
folder 11 "Memories" 1953
folder 12 Paintings by students 1929-1945
folder 13 Theatre (Theresa L. Kaufmann Auditorium) 1932, 1935
folder 14 Dinner in honor of Henry Kaufmann 1925
folder 15 Memberships (ledger) 1926

Box 8
folder 1 The Press Marble Tournament nd
folder 2 Programs 1958
folder 3 Events (social) nd, 1916
folder 4 Newspaper clippings 1924-1930
Subseries Publications
folder 5 25th Anniversary Celebration 1920
folder 6 Help for Volunteers nd
folder 7 The History, [year], Statistics, and Purpose and Ideals of the Irene Kaufmann Settlement 1940, 1941
folder 8 The House Menorah 1917
IKS Neighbors
folder 9 vol. I, III (archival copies, bound) 1923, 1925
folder 10 vol. 6 (archival copies) number 1 (3 copies); number 2 (3 copies); number 3 (4 copies); number 4 (4 copies); number 5 (3 copies); number 6 (4 copies) 1928
folder 11 Irene Kaufmann Settlement NEWS 1942
folder 12 Irene Kaufmann Settlement Year Book: A year of service in times of demobilization and reconstruction 1919
folder 13 Synopsis of social studies of the neighborhood of the Irene Kaufmann Settlement 1916-1917
Subseries Service organizations
folder 14 B'nai B'rith 1915-1925
folder 15 The Federation of Jewish Philanthropies 1918-1925
Series IV JCC of Greater Pittsburgh [Irene Kaufmann Building] (1974 - )
Scope and Content Notes:

The JCC of Greater Pittsburgh series is by far the largest. This series is subdivided alphabetically into five subseries. Subseries are designated for administrative, committees, departments, historical, and programs. Annual meeting materials, which include annual reports, are present in the "administrative" subseries. The "buildings and construction" section contains material related to the IKC and IKB. Additional material on these facilities can also be found in Barton R. Schachter's papers in this collection. The bulk of material in the "administrative" subseries was generated for or by Barton Schachter, an Executive Director of the JCC during the 1980s. The original arrangement of his files was maintained. Additional administrative material may also be found in other series and/or subseries.

The "committees" and "departments" subseries include material related to these respective entities of the JCC. In the "historical" sub-series, materials include those related to the 1974 name change of the organization from the Y-IKC to the JCC, the Kaufmann family, and others. The "programs" subseries include material related to the 100th Anniversary, Anna L. Perlow Music School, art, sport, and others. These materials are further separated by programs for adults, children and young adults including early childhood, and seniors.

Because of the institutional name changes from the IKS to the JCC a program could have been administered by different institutional names or it could have been offered concurrently at different sites, such as with basketball and swimming. Material is sorted according to the organizations' operating name at the time at the time when the program was offered. Exceptions to this have occurred. A separate series was created for the Y Music Society since this program had an identity of its own and its' name did not change according the larger institution. In addition, there is large amount of material representing this program. This form of processing differs when examining material pertinent to the Anna L. Perlow Music School. Although the school began in 1924, most of the material represented in this collection was generated while under the operation of the Y-IKC and the JCC. In this case, the decision was made to place the material where it fit by era and in relation to the quantity of material present. The decision was made to place it in the JCC series.

Subseries Administrative
Annual meetings (including annual reports)

Box 9
folder 1 1975-1979
folder 2 1980s
folder 3 1983 (88th)
folder 4 1984 1983-1984
folder 5 1985
folder 6 1986
folder 7-8 1987 1987-1988
folder 9 1988 (93rd)

Box 10
folder 1 1994 (99th)
folder 2 1999
folder 3 2000-2001
folder 4 2002
folder 5 2003
folder 6 2004
folder 7 Board of Directors and Officers (cumulative file and listings) 1962-1984
Buildings and construction
folder 8 Addition to and dedication (5738 Forbes Ave.) 1978-1980
folder 9 Appraisal - 5738 Forbes Ave. 1984
folder 10 Appraisal on the property of Jewish Community Center, Forbes Avenue, 14th Ward, City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania by Charles A. Weisberg & Associates, Inc. (5738 Forbes Ave.) 1986
folder 11 Irene Kaufmann Building - floor plan 1990s
folder 12 IKC Site Feasibility Study by UDA Architects 1985
folder 13 Jewish Community Center New Building Presentation 1985

Box 11
folder 1 "Long-Range Plans - New Building", "Budgets and Statistics", "Wightman Site (continued from earlier book)" 1978-1988
folder 2 Long-Term Development Council 1986
folder 3 The New Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, building for tomorrow c1985
folder 4 Proposal for the new Jewish Community Center Development Campaign c1985
folder 5-6 "Transition process & public relations" 1985-1987

Box 12
folder 1-4 UDA Architects - Urban Design Associates 1986-1988
folder 5 Certificate of award (blank) nd
folder 6 Envelopes (empty) nd
folder 7-8 1977 Campaign fund 1975-1980
folder 9 Endowment funds 1973-1978

Box 13
folder 1 Abe Forman Enrichment Fund 1976-1980
folder 2 Review of the Fund 1979
folder 3-4 UJF social planning and budget 1985-1987
folder 5 Mailing label design nd
folder 6 Membership statistics 1974-1976
folder 7 Printed material c1980
folder 8 Mission statement(s) 1989-1991
folder 9 Personnel practices code 1989
Staff, board, and officers
folder 10 Stewart B. Barmen - correspondence 1986
folder 11 Gerry Buncher c1985
folder 12 Dave Dinkin 1995
folder 13 Harold Gittler 1978
folder 14 Mark Rubin 1979-1981
Barton R. Schachter (Executive Director: 6/1982 - )
Annual meeting
folder 15 88th (1983) 1982-1984
folder 16 89th 1984
folder 17 90th & 91st 1985-1986

Box 14
folder 1-3 93rd (1988) - 95th 1987-1991
folder 4-6 95th (1990) 1990

Box 15
folder 1-4 96th - 98th 1990-1992
folder 5-7 97th (1992) 1991-1993

Box 16
folder 1-3 98th (1993) 1992-1993
folder 4-7 99th 1993-1994
Building(s) and construction

Box 17
folder 1 Appraisal on the property of Jewish Community Center, Forbes Avenue, 14th Ward, City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania by Charles A. Weisberg & Associates, Inc. (5738 Forbes Ave.) 1986
folder 2 Architects (prospective) 1982-1985
folder 3 Barone & Lind Co., a Pennsylvania Corp. (1722 to 1728 Murray Ave. and 5737 Darlington Rd.) 1989
folder 4 Construction - goals and analysis 1984-1985
folder 5-8 The development campaign of the new JCC "Building for Tomorrow" 1985-1988

Box 18
folder 1 The development campaign of the new JCC "Building for Tomorrow" 1985-1988
folder 2 Final Recommendations draft for program facilities analysis and conceptual design for the UJF, Pittsburgh, PA [for the JCC] 1990
folder 3 Inspection of property of Cumberland Farms, Inc., Forbes Ave. corner and Murray Ave., (Gulf Station) 1990
folder 4 JCC Forbes/Darlington Comparison Study 1985
folder 5 JCC long range planning documents / long range planning program/Sauer Industries long range study/UJF long range plans/departmental requests and questions 1975, 1982-1984

Box 19
folder 1-3 JCC long range planning documents / long range planning program/Sauer Industries long range study/UJF long range plans/departmental requests and questions 1975, 1982-1984
folder 4-6 PR/Fundraising/Public Notification Program c1980-1992
folder 7 Renaissance, building continuity in our community, a facilities capitalcampaign for the Jewish community 1989-1993
folder 8 Renovations 1982-1983
folder 9 Security 1983-1987

Box 20
folder 1-2 Site and facility options/community directory (agencies)/JCC: Board of directors; committee chairpersons; staff/development of the Irene Kaufmann Building/site 1983-1986
folder 3-5 Transition process/alternate location/selection/information 1986-1987
folder 6-8 YM&WHA appraisal/sale of YM&WHA building/land acquisition/potential site acquisitions/public parking authority/newspaper articles/fund-raising 1980-1986

Box 21
folder 1-3 Awards Committee 1985-1990
folder 4 Central Scholarship & Loan Referral Service Committee 1982-1985
General & inclusive
folder 5 1985-1986
folder 6 1987-1988
folder 7 Long Range Planning Committee (addition to Existing JCC bldg.) 1989-1990
folder 8 New Building Arts & Design 1986-1988

Box 22
folder 1-4 Nominating 1982-1991
Program Direction and Evaluation

Box 23
folder 1 General 1984-1985
folder 2 New building 1984-1987
folder 3 Substance Abuse Committee 1985-1987
folder 4 Suburban Review Committee 1981-1983
folder 5 Youth Committee/Dept. 1982-1984
folder 6-7 1987
folder 8 1988 (I)

Box 24
folder 1 1988 (II)
folder 2 1983-1985
folder 3-4 1986
folder 5-6 1987
folder 7 1988-1989
folder 8 JWB (I-VII) 1984-1989

Box 25
folder 1-6 JWB (I-VII) 1984-1989

Box 26
folder 1-2 1984-1987 (I-II)
folder 3-4 1988 (I-II)
folder 5 1989
folder 6 1998
folder 7 Day care program for children of Montefiore Hospital employees 1983
folder 8 Emma Kaufmann Camp 1984-1986
folder 9 Financial (including budget) 1978-1987
folder 10 Gussie and Max Shore Scholarship Fund For the Enhancement of Art for Children in honor of Barbara and Jack Shore's 45th anniversary (I) 1987

Box 27
folder 1 Gussie and Max Shore Scholarship Fund For the Enhancement of Art for Children in honor of Barbara and Jack Shore's 45th anniversary (II) 1987
folder 2 Hannah Silberman Memorial Fund 1982-1983
folder 3 Herman & Esther Recht Memorial Fund 1982-1983
folder 4 The Israeli Shaliach 1983
folder 5 Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1983-1986
Jewish Welfare Board (JWB)
folder 6 Budget 1985
folder 7 Century Two (program) 1988-1990
folder 8-9 1988 JWB Biennial (I-II) 1988-1990

Box 28
folder 1 Name change - questionnaire 1989
folder 2 Zarkor 1985-1986
Maccabi Youth Games
folder 3 Detroit, Michigan, 1984 1984
folder 4-6 JCC Pittsburgh, 1989 (I-III) 1985-1989

Box 29
folder 1-2 Marlene Survis Memorial Fund for Emma Kaufmann Camp (I-II) 1986-1987
folder 3-5 The Myron Markel College Grant Fund (I-III) 1988-1989
folder 6 Mr. S.J. Noven Memorial Fund 1984
folder 7 Officers & Board of Directors - Questionnaire 1988-1989

Box 30
folder 1 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts 1987-1988
folder 2 Riverview Center for Jewish seniors 1980-1985
folder 3 Rotary Club of Squirrel Hill 1985-1987
folder 4 School for Advanced Jewish Studies 1975-1984
folder 5 Senior Adult Program(s) 1982-1985
folder 6 Singles Program 1981-1986
folder 7 South Hills JCC 1982-1985
folder 8 Soviet Jewry 1979-1982

Box 31
folder 1 Speakers Bureau 1985-1986
folder 2 Squirrel Hill Merchants Council 1986
folder 3 Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition 1985-1986
folder 4 Staff 1978-1985
folder 5 Swim team 1981-1986
folder 6 Teen trip to Israel 1981-1987
United Jewish Federation (UJF) of Pittsburgh
folder 7 Annual meeting/report 1986, 1988
folder 8 Committee on the Elderly 1986-1987
folder 9-10 Correspondence (I-II) 1987-1989
folder 11 Financial, allocation(s) 1983-1984
JCC Proposed Operating Budget
folder 12 for 1987 1987
folder 13 for 1988-1989 (I) 1987-1989

Box 32
folder 1 for 1988-1989 (II) 1987-1989
folder 2 Jewish Education Week 1986
folder 3 Jewish Family & Children's Services 1988
folder 4 Shaliach Committee 1987-1989
United Way of Allegheny County
folder 5 Budget/Financial c1985-1989
folder 6-7 Campaign (I-II) 1986-1989
folder 8 Combined Federal Campaign 1988-1989
folder 9-10 Community Priority (I-II) 1987-1989
folder 11 Correspondence 1984-1988
folder 12 JCC Proposed Operating Budget for 1987 1986-1987

Box 33
folder 1 Review Committee 1987-1988
folder 2 Volunteerism 1987-1988
folder 3 Volunteer Program 1975-1984
folder 4 William and Olga Stark Teen Leadership Award 1983-1987
folder 5 Youth Institute for Peace in the Middle East 1982-1984
folder 6 Lenny Silberman 1994
folder 7 United Jewish Federation Board of Directors 1975
Subseries Committees
folder 8 All-inclusive - directory (with members) 1973-1979
folder 9 Capital Needs and Tribute Committee(s) 1986
folder 10 Development Committee 1984
folder 11 Early Childhood Committee 1980
folder 12 Investment Committee 1979
folder 13 Israel Programs Committee 1979-1981
folder 14 Judaism & Gender Justice Committee 1992-1994
folder 15 Program Development and Evaluation Committee - Overview of Department Programs 1984
folder 16 Program evaluations and meetings 1988-1989
Strategic Planning and Marketing
folder 17 JWB Marketing Services: A Profile 1990
folder 18-19 Preliminary Program and Administrative Staff Survey (I-II) 1990
Subseries Departments

Box 34
folder 1 Adult Department 1990
folder 2 Aquatics Department 1990s
folder 3 Endowment funds 1990s
folder 4 Fund for the JCC 2002-2004
folder 5 JCC Centennial Funds Celebrate the Past 1995
folder 6 JCC Scholarship Fund (formerly the Fund for the JCC) 2004-2005
folder 7 The New JCC development campaign c1985
Early Childhood Services Department
folder 8 Fundraising - Garage/bake sale c1985-1991
Programs & printed material
folder 9 1980s
folder 10 1990s
Health Center
folder 11 General 1988-c1995
folder 12 Men's 1987-c1995
folder 13 Women's 1986-c1995
Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER)
folder 14 Basketball 1990s
folder 15 Dance & Aerobics 1990s
folder 16 General 1980s-1990s
folder 17 Little League baseball & softball 1980s-1990s
folder 18 Runs/biathlons/triathlons 1990s
folder 19 Human Relations - Personnel Practices Code 1981
folder 20 Judaic Arts Department 1989-1991
folder 21 Justin Mark Children's Library 1990s
Public Relations
Maccabi Youth Games

Box 35
folder 1-2 1990 (I-II)
folder 3-6 1997 [Pittsburgh host city] (I-IV)
Press releases
folder 7 1985
folder 8 1991-1994 (I-IV)

Box 36
folder 1-3 1991-1994 (I-IV)
folder 4-5 1995-1997 (I-II)
folder 6 Printing Specifications - program guide - Summer Day Camps 2004 2004
folder 7 Profiles (Biographical) 1969-1993
folder 8 Roots and Branches and In Pittsburgh / of Pittsburgh - Jewish History in a Renaissance City, 1846-1980 , exhibit by Corinne Krause 1981
Subseries Historical (in context)

Box 37
folder 1 Demographics 1984-1990
folder 2 General 1975-1995
folder 3-4 The Kaufmann family (I-II) 1916-1978
folder 5 Montefiore Hospital 1988
folder 6 Name change(s) (Y-IKC to JCC - 12/15/1974) 1966-1974>
folder 7 New building 1985
folder 8 Other agencies - Young Men's Jewish Council - Generations of Young Men
Subseries Programs [see also MSO]
100th Anniversary Celebration (1995)
folder 9 100 years of memories autograph book 1994
folder 10 Banners 1994-1995
folder 11 Gala celebration 1994-1995
folder 12 Historical (in context) 1940s-1990s
folder 13 Interviews 1993-1994
folder 14 Logo 1993
folder 15 Planning, printed material, and events 1994-1995
folder 16 Resolutions, proclamations, and letters of support 1994-1995
folder 17 The First 100 Years

Box 38
folder 1 Integration of National Council of Jewish Women-Anathan House (1620 Murray Ave.) and JCC 1973-1979
folder 2 Interfaith couples group 1990s
folder 3 The Jewish Education Institute of Pittsburgh (adult education program) 1992-1993
folder 4 Visit Israel 1989-1991
folder 5 American Jewish Museum - JCC of Greater Pittsburgh 2003-2004
Anna L. Perlow Music School (founded by Anna L. Perlow in 1924)
folder 6 Aaron Silberman Endowment 1981
folder 7 The Anna L. Perlow Music Fund 1966
folder 8 Correspondence nd
folder 9 Historical c1985
folder 10 News clippings 1970-1972
folder 11-14 News clippings, printed material, programs (scrapbook) (I-IV) 1965-1969
folder 15 Programs 1967-1982
folder 16 Student recital programs 1975-1978; 1981

Box 39
folder 1 Art scene 1991-1992
folder 2 Barbara J. Ford 1984
folder 3 Maurice B. Hexter 1975
folder 4 Samuel Rosenberg
folder 5 Camp Noar 1990s
folder 6 Early Childhood Day Camp 1990s
folder 7 Performing Arts Camp 1995
Programs & printed material
folder 8 1980s
folder 9 1990s
folder 10 Shalom/Yeladim Day Camp 1990s
folder 11 1978-1981
folder 12-13 1983-1985 (I-II)

Box 40
folder 1 A celebration honoring Lee & John M. Wolf, Sr. , Community Builders Award 2001
Children & young adults (please also cross-reference "camps")
folder 2 Holidays 1989-1990s
folder 3 Kid's Day 1986-1993
folder 4 "Let's Go Israel" program 1987-1995
folder 5 Maccabi youth games, 1997 1996-1997
folder 6 Pre-school 1977
folder 7 Youth Salute to Israel 1978
folder 8 1990 from Russia to Israel with Love 1990
folder 9 Hebrew Institute of Pittsburgh (HIP) c1990s
folder 10 Chanukah 1990s
folder 11 Passover 1990s
folder 12 Purim 1990s
folder 13 Rosh Hashana 1990s
folder 14 Sukkot 1990s
folder 15 In Pittsburgh/of Pittsburgh, Jewish History in the Renaissance City, 1846-1980 1982-1983
folder 16 Institute for Jewish Learning (other cities) 1989
folder 17 Israel Expo 1990
folder 18 Israel Week 1994
folder 19 The Israeli Chassidic Festival 1989
folder 20 Jewish Book Fair 1986-1995
folder 21 Jewish Education Institute 1992
folder 22 Judaic Art 1990s
folder 23 JWB Lecture Bureau 1988-1990

Box 41
folder 1 Program guide(s) - other cities 1989-1992
Printed material (flyers/mail outs)
folder 2 1974-1979
folder 3 1980s
folder 4 2000-2004
Inside The Center
folder 5-6 1979-1983 (I-II)
folder 7 1983-1984
Program guide(s)
folder 8 1976-1979
folder 9-10 1980s (I-II)
folder 11-12 1990s (I-II)
folder 13 2000-2004
folder 14 Program Operations Board 1974-1981
folder 15 Seniors 1979, nd
folder 16 Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1982/83, 2004
folder 17 Maccabi youth games 1993
folder 18 Parents Are Supper Supporters (P.A.S.S.) 1980s
folder 19 Sanford Goldwasser Tennis Memorial Award nd
folder 20 Treasures from the Holy Land c1990
Series V South Hills Jewish Community Center [Henry Kaufmann Bldg] (1950s - )
Scope and Content Notes:

The South Hills JCC series represents material related to the history and programs offered at this site during the 1970s until the 1990s


Box 42
Folder 1 1981-1985
1985-1987 (scrapbook)
Folder 2 Original
Folder 3 Photocopy
Folder 4 Program guide(s) 1994
Folder 5 1970s
Folder 6 1990s
Folder 7 A South Hills Y-IKC Monthly Newsletter
Series VI Young Men and Women's Hebrew Association of Pittsburgh (YMWHA) (1910-1961)
Scope and Content Notes:

The YMWHA of Pittsburgh series is subdivided alphabetically into six subseries. Subseries are designated for administrative, clubs, committees, historical, organizations, and programs. The "administrative" subseries includes information on the building from construction until its sale. The "clubs" and "committees" subseries each include materials related to those respective entities. The "historical" subseries include histories written about the organization and building. Among the "programs" subseries is material on the Isaac Seder Educational Center, lectures, sport, and theatre.

Subseries I Administrative

Box 43
Folder 1 Annual meeting (including reports) 1944
Board of Directors and Officers
Folder 2 "Digest of resolutions contained in the minutes of various Board Meetings - some of which should be incorporated into the by-laws of the organization" 1926-1942
Folder 3-4 Meetings (including minutes) (I-II) 1923-1930
Folder 5 Members 1914-1943
Building (cornerstone laid 11/1924)
Folder 6-8 Construction and furnishing (material pertaining to pledges & donations, Benno Janssen, Kaufmann's Dept. store, and correspondence with Edgar J. Kaufmann) (I-III) 1921-1927

Box 44
Folder 1 "Dedication exercises" 1926
Folder 2 Facts concerning the Y.M. & W.H.A. 1926
Folder 3 Historical 1932-1984
Folder 4 315 S. Bellefield Ave. c1950
Folder 5 The Four Chaplains mural by W. Dean Faucett nd
Folder 6-7 Sale of building (I-II) 1984-1985
Folder 8 Sculpture entitled "Infinity" by Dr. Maurice B. Hexter 1975
Folder 9 Charter 1914, 1924
Folder 10 Constitution and by-laws 1926
Folder 11 Budget 1925-1930
Folder 12 Budget 1969-1970
Folder 13-14 Check book & check receipts - "Y.M.W.H.A. Building Fund" (I-II) 1920-1926
Folder 15 Expenses 1962-1969
Folder 16 Joseph A. Aronson and Jacob H. Aronson Memorial Fund 1967
Folder 17 Samuel Sivitz Memorial Educational Fund 1923-1967
Folder 18 Study of the Y.M. & W.H.A. of Pittsburgh by the Health and Welfare Assoc. of Allegheny Co., in response to application made to the Community Chest for deficit financing 1959

Box 45
Folder 1 Members 1927
Folder 2 Membership campaign 1935-1940
Folder 3 Navy recruiting campaign 1929
Folder 4 Public relations/printed material 1920s-1950s
Staff, board, officers
Folder 5 Edgar J. Kaufmann 1939-1941
Folder 6 Meetings 1940
Folder 7 Herman Passamaneck - Silver anniversary testimonial dinner for Herman Passamaneck 1951
Hyman Rogal
Folder 8-10 Autobiography (edited) (I-III) c1965
Folder 11 Biographical nd
Folder 12 In memoriam [ium] and resolution 1965
Folder 13 A man and an institution, 1910-1955 , room dedication at "Y" 1955
Samuel B. Roth

Box 46
Folder 1 Executive Committee 1982-1983
Subseries II Clubs
Beta Alpha Tau Sorority – scrapbook 1927-1937
Folder 2-4 Original (I-III)
Folder 5 Photocopy

Box 47
Folder 1 The Congress of Clubs 1932-1933
Folder 2 Health Club - letter head nd
Folder 3 Historical 1916-1931, nd
The Monroe Club - scrapbook 1945-1951
Folder 4 Original
Folder 5 Photocopy
Subseries III Committees
Folder 6 Emergency Committee nd
Folder 7 Lectures Committee 1931, 1939
Subseries IV Historical
Folder 8 General 1927-1982
Folder 9 The "Y" Weekly nd
Subseries V Organizations
Folder 10 Jewish student council 1941-1942
Folder 11 National Association of Jewish Community Center Physical Directors – Jewish Center Physical Director 1930
Subseries VI Programs
Folder 12 Dedication exercises and presentation of service flag by War Service Committee 1942
Folder 13 Description of Courses and Schedule of Activities (Isaac Seder Educational Center) 1927-1928
Isaac Seder Educational Center
Folder 14 Mission 1940
Folder 15 Programs, courses, and schedule of activities 1927-1946
Folder 16 Report of the work of the Isaac Seder Educational Center , a statistical analysis 1926-1930
Folder 17 Isaac Seder (obituary) 1924

Box 48
Folder 1 Kaufmann youth novel award 1940-1941
Folder 2 Know your “Y”, It’s Worth Knowing c1943
Laurel “Y” Camp
Folder 3 Historical 1962
Folder 4 Staff & campers (programs) 1939-1941
Folder 5 Staff & campers (programs) 1954
Folder 6 Staff training 1954
Folder 7 Statistics 1961
Folder 8 Leaders’ Training Course 1924-1925
Folder 9-10 Lectures and Speakers(I-II) 1936-1947
Folder 11 The Morris Baer Memorial Library nd
Folder 12 My Engagement Memorandum Book (programs) 1927-1928
Folder 13 National Jewish Welfare Board – Army and Navy programs during World War II 1946-1947
Folder 14 One-year “Y” membership to 5,000 servicemen (World War II) c1945
Folder 15 Open house 1942
Folder 16 Questionnaire on women’s activity c1928
Folder 17 Silver Anniversary c1928
Folder 18 Sports 1942
Folder 19 Stag fellowship dinner 1942
Folder 20 Statistical Digest of Activities 1952
Folder 21 Summer Activities in the Jewish Center including Jewish Program for Summer Camps, by Jewish Welfare Board 1930
Folder 22 “Watch theme launch the big “Y” Navy!” (WWII) c1943
Folder 23 The “Y” Playhouse 1940-1947
Folder 24 The “Y” Sunshine Club 1932
Folder 25 Y.M. & W.H.A. day camp 1940-1943
Folder 26 Y.M. & W.H.A. weekly nd
Series VII Young Men and Women’s Hebrew Association - Irene Kaufmann Centers (Y-IKC) (1961-1974)
Scope and Content Notes:

The Y-IKC series includes material on the formation of the Y-IKC as a result of the consolidation of the YMWHA and IKC. Additional insight into this merger can also be found in the “historical” section within this series as well as in the JCC series. Material on clubs, committees, the East End IKC, finances, and programs are represented. Many of the programs were initiated at the IKS, IKC or YMWHA and were continued as programs under the JCC.


Box 49
Folder 1 Annual Meeting (including reports) 1961
Folder 2 Annual Meeting (including reports) 1962
Folder 3 Annual Meeting (including reports) 1965
Folder 4 Annual Meeting (including reports) 1967
Folder 5 Annual Meeting (including reports) 1972-1974
Board of Directors
Folder 6 Board Institute 1962, 1967
Folder 7 Formation of Y-IKC (1/5/1961) [Consolidation of Y.M. & W. H.A. of Pgh. and Central Y.M. & W.H.A. of Pgh. and I.K.S. and Emma Kaufmann Farm Assoc. into Y.M. & W. H.A. and I.K.S. or “Y-IKS”] by Board of Directors 1960-1962
Folder 8 List(s) 1971-1974
Folder 9 Meeting minutes and budget 1965
Folder 10 Executive staff assignments 1962
Folder 11 Membership - printed material 1960s-1970s
Folder 12 Staff manual and personnel practices code 1971-1975
Folder 13 Statement of Affirmative Action 1974
Folder 14 Y-IKC Senior Citizens Club 1964, 1967
Folder 15 Executive Committee - minutes 1969
Folder 16 National Council of Jewish Women and Y-IKC Self Study Committee 1968-1973
Folder 17 East End [Irene Kaufmann Center] (745/751 North Negley Ave.) 1960-1973
Folder 18 Development fund c1965-c1970
Folder 19 Expenses 1966-1969
Folder 20 Swimming pool 1969
Folder 21-22 News clippings (I-IV) 1960-1975

Box 50
Folder 1-2 News clippings (I-IV) 1960-1975
Folder 3-4 75th Anniversary with 75th Anniv. Committee 1969-1970
Folder 5 Charm class – fashion show nd
Folder 6 A description of the Y-IKC objectives and program prepared at the request of the committee on evaluation and performance United Jewish Federation nd
Folder 7 Early childhood (playschool/pre-school) 1964-1965
Folder 8 Eleventh Annual Gourmet Cooking Course sponsored by Women’s Activities Committee 1972
Folder 9 Holidays - Tu Bishvat nd
Folder 10 Invitational Basketball Tournament 1973
Folder 11 Oliver M. Kaufmann Playschool c1960
Folder 12 Playhouse 1962-1963
Folder 13 Playschool 1965
Folder 14 Printed material 1960s-1970s
Folder 15 Program guide(s) 1962-1963
Folder 16 Program guide(s) 1970-1972
Folder 16 Milton Shapp – Democrat for governor of Pennsylvania 1966
Series VIII Y Music Society (1926-2004)
Scope and Content Notes:

The Y Music Society series encompasses material related to the entire duration of this program. This program is by far the best documented within this collection. Material relating to administrative aspects and to individual musicians are represented well.

Some folders are arranged alphabetically by musician and contain information on advertising, biographies, contracts, accounting, public relation material, and tickets sales. The printed material and news clippings include reviews of the shows, program and musician listings, and subscription solicitation. A number of the individual programs are autographed by the musician. These have been noted accordingly in the container list.

Box 51
Folder 1 Administrative 1929-1999
Advertising/public relations/expenses
Folder 2 General 1996-1999
Folder 3 General 1999-2000
Folder 4 General 2000-2001
Folder 5 Ticket donations 1997-1998
Folder 6 Ticket donations 1998-2001
Folder 7 Voice mail scripts 1998-1999
Folder 8 WDUQ FM 90.5 1997-1998
Folder 9 WQED Pittsburgh 1977-2000

Box 52
Folder 1 Budget (including finances and expenses) 1986-2001
Folder 2 Committee 1975-1998
Folder 3 General 1971-1992
Folder 4 Brian Schreiber 1999
Folder 5 60th Anniversary of Y-Music Society 1984
Folder 6 75th Anniversary of Y-Music Society 2000
Folder 7 Dinner in celebration of the premier season at The Carnegie Music Hall 1989
Folder 8 Mini-Arts festival 1977
Folder 9 Pittsburgh Opera Center 1989
Folder 10 Rampal Master class 1980
Folder 11-12 Herman and Dolores Passamaneck Endowment and Fund (I-II) 1984-1992
Folder 13 Historical (in context) c1945-2001
Folder 14 Musician, instrument, year, composer, and selection - cumulative lists 1938-2001

Box 53
Folder 1 Elif and Bedii Aran 1983
Folder 2 Emanuel Ax 1974, 1999
Folder 3 Theodore Bikel 1998-1999
Folder 4 Carter Brey and Christopher O’Riley 1999
Folder 5 Nico Castel 1981-1987
Folder 6 Alec Chien 1970-1985
Folder 7 The First Piano Quartet (Adam Garner, Vladimir Padwa, Frank Mittler, Edward Edson) 1944-1946
Folder 8-10 Renee Fleming (I-III) 2000
Folder 11 Claude Frank 1990-1999
Folder 12 Pamela Frank 1999-2000

Box 54
Folder 1 Roland Gundry 1940-1941
Folder 2 Horacio Gutierrez 2000-2001
Folder 3 Dr. Karl Haas 1980-1981
Folder 4-5 Thomas Hampson (I-II) 1998-1999
Folder 6 Michalann Hobson 1998-2000
Folder 7 Heinz Hollinger 1985-1986
Folder 8-9 Stephen Hough (I-II) 1996-2001
Folder 10 Leila Josefowicz 1999-2000
Folder 11 Pescha Kagan c1940
Folder 12 Kim Kashkashian and Robert Levin 1984
Folder 13 Alexander Kipnis 1937-1941
Folder 14 The Klezmer Conservatory Band 1981-1989

Box 55
Folder 1 Gidon Kremer 1981-1983
Folder 2 Adele Marcus 1940
Folder 3-4 Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (I-II) 1996
Folder 5 The Orion String Quartet 1987-1989
Folder 6 Andrey Ponochevny 1997-2000
Folder 7 Itzhak Perlman: in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the JCC 1994
Folder 8 Daniel Phillips 1981
Folder 9 Andrey Ponochevny 1998-2000
Folder 10-11 Pre-concert artists “check list” (I, II) 1995-1999

Box 56
Folder 1 Annette Rosenson c1940
Folder 2 Arthur Rubinstein 1940
Folder 3 Peter Schickele 2000-2001
Folder 4 Gil Shaham 2003
Folder 5-7 Isaac Stern (I-III) 1996-1998
Folder 8 Billy Taylor Trio 2000
Folder 9 Dawn Upshaw 1992-1998
Folder 10 Deborah Voigt 1998-2000
Folder 11 Vitya Vronsky and Victor Babin 1939-1940
Folder 12 Ferguson Webster 1937-1945
Folder 13 Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra collaboration 1998-1999
Folder 14 Printed material and news clippings 1920s
Folder 15 Printed material and news clippings 1930s
Folder 16 Printed material and news clippings 1940s
Folder 17 Printed material and news clippings 1950s
Folder 18 Printed material and news clippings 1960s

Box 57
Folder 1-2 Printed material and news clippings 1970s (I-II)
Folder 3-6 Printed material and news clippings 1980s (I-IV)
Folder 7 Printed material and news clippings 1990s (I-II)

Box 58
Folder 1
Folder 2-3 Printed material and news clippings 2000-2004 (I-II)
Folder 4 Programs – Vladimir Horowitz (autographed) 1930
Folder 5 Programs 1938-1939
Folder 6 Programs 1939-1940
Folder 7 Programs 1941-1942
Folder 8 Programs 1944
Folder 9 Programs 1945
Folder 10 Programs 1946-1947
Folder 11 Programs 1953-1954
Folder 12 Programs 1967-1968
Folder 13 Programs 1969-1970
Folder 14 Programs 1971
Folder 15 Programs-Autographed - Pinchas Zukerman (autograph on glass) 1971
Folder 16 Programs 1972-1973
Folder 17 Programs 1973-1974
Folder 18 Programs 1974-1975
Folder 19 Programs 1975

Box 59
Folder 1 Programs 1976
Folder 2 Programs 1977
Folder 3 Programs 1977-1978
Folder 4 Programs 1979
Folder 5 Programs 1980
Folder 6 Programs 1981
Folder 7 Programs 1982
Folder 8 Programs 1983
Folder 9 Programs 1984
Folder 10 Programs 1985
Folder 11 Programs 1986

Box 60
Folder 1 Programs 1987
Folder 2 Programs 1988
Folder 3 Programs 1989
Folder 4 Programs 1990
Folder 5 Programs 1991
Folder 6 Programs 1992
Folder 7 Programs 1993
Folder 8 Programs 1994

Box 61
Folder 1 Programs 1995
Folder 2 Programs 1996
Folder 3 Programs 1997
Folder 4 Programs - Autographed - Gil Shaham and Akira Eguchi (both) 1997
Folder 5 Programs 1998
Folder 5 Programs - Autographed (-Eldar Nebolsin -Charles Neidich and Jonathan Shames (autographed by both) -Paula Robison and Timothy Hester (autographed by both) -Andre-Michael Schub -Dawn Upshaw and Richard Goode (autographed by both) 1998
Folder 6 Programs 1999
Folder 7 Programs 1999
Folder 8 Programs 2000
Folder 9 Programs - Autographed -Renee Fleming -Horacio Guitierrez -Leila Josefowicz -Stephen Hough 2000
Folder 10 Programs 2001
Folder 10 Programs - (I-III) [some programs in brail] 2002
Folder 11 Programs 2001

Box 62
Folder 1-2
Folder 3 Programs 2002-2003
Folder 4 Programs 2004
Folder 5-8 Programs - Subscriptions and statistics (I-IV) 1974-1999
Accession # 2005.0257 - Gift of the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh
Irene Kaufmann Settlement (IKS) 1909-1956/1957)

Box 63
Folder 1 Better Neighborhood Contest 1928
Folder 2 Theater 1940
JCC of Greater Pittsburgh [Irene Kaufmann Building] (1974- )
Folder 3-6 Jewish Chronicle 1986
Folder 7 Releases 1986
Folder 8 Releases 1987
Folder 9 Releases 1988
Folder 10 Releases 1989
Folder 11 Releases 1990
Folder 12 Releases 1994
Folder 13 Abraxas Work Bridge 1998
Folder 14 Music 1996
Folder 15 Printed Material 1993-1994
Folder 16 Board 1990
Mailing Lists
Folder 17 General 1992-1993
Folder 18 Rags and other shows 1993-1994
Folder 19 Social Security 1993
Folder 20 Boca 1996
Folder 21 Prisoner of Second Ave. 1997
Folder 22 Twilight Ladies 1996
Folder 23 Production Programs 1991-1994
Folder 24 Production Programs 1995-1996
Folder 25 Production Programs 1996-2001
Folder 26 Program Information 1995-1997
Accession # 2006.0307 Gift of the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh
JCC of Greater Pittsburgh [Irene Kaufmann Building] (1974- )

Box 64
Folder 1 Adult Educational Programs 2003-2006
Folder 2 Adult Health Programs 2003-2005
American Jewish Museum
Folder 2 JCC – Shabbat Shalom – Board of Directors Shabbat Dinner (program) 2004
Folder 2 JCC – Art Works (catalog) 2006
Folder 2 JCC – Employee Recognition (folder) 2005
Folder 3 Art Programs 2003-2006
Folder 4 Center Scene (publications) 2003-2006
Folder 5 Early Childhood Development 2003-2005
Folder 6 Emma Kaufmann Camp 2003-2006
Folder 7 JCC Summer Camps 2003-2005
Folder 8 Musical Programs 2003
Folder 9 Program Guides 1999-2001
Folder 10 Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition – Citizens of the Year Program 2004
Folder 11 Theatre Programs 2003-2005
Folder 12 Travel Programs 2002-2005
Folder 13 Youth Sports Activities 2000-2005