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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