Guide to the Hadassah, Pittsburgh Chapter, Records 1917-1968 AIS.1968.13

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Hadassah Records
Creator
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. Pittsburgh Chapter.
Collection Number
AIS.1968.13
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1940-1968
Date [inclusive]
1917-1968
Extent
1.25 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract
Hadassah, founded in 1912 by Henrietta Szold, is a volunteer Jewish women's community organization whose purpose is to promote Zionist Jewish institutions and enterprises in Israel and to foster Zionist ideals in the United States. Materials in the collection span 1917-1968 and include announcements, ballots, brochures, clippings, constitution, correspondence, invitations, membership cards, memorabilia, newsletters, pamphlets, programs, (annual and biennial) reports, yearbooks and a play and song.

Preferred Citation

Hadassah, Pittsburgh Chapter Records, 1917-1968, AIS.1968.13, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, was founded in 1912 by Henrietta Szold and is a volunteer women's organization whose members are motivated and inspired to strengthen their partnership with Israel, ensure Jewish continuity and realize their potential as a dynamic force in American society. In Israel, Hadassah initiates and supports health care, education and youth institutions, and land development. In the United States, Hadassah enhances the quality of American and Jewish life through its education and youth programs, promotes health awareness and provides personal enrichment and growth for its members.

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Scope and Content Notes

Materials include announcements, ballots, brochures, clippings, constitution, correspondence, invitations, membership cards, memorabilia, newsletters, pamphlets, programs, (annual and biennial) reports, yearbooks and a play and song. The bulk of the materials span 1940-1968. Series I and II relate to the Pittsburgh and National Chapters respectively and Series III contains additional information on the Pittsburgh Chapter.

Series I and II contain the constitution, annual and biennial reports, the National Chapter song, Hadassah, Daughters of Zion, information regarding Donor Luncheon Programs and national conventions, yearbooks,  Pittsburgh Hadassah News and the  Pittsburgh Chapter of Hadassah, Monthly Bulletin.

Series III contains Donor Luncheon Books, yearbooks and The Pittsburgh Story and Shoppers' Guide.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, August 14, 1968

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Revision Description

 Converted from EAD Version 1.0 to EAD Version 2002  July 1, 2006

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

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.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Hadassah, Pittsburgh Chapter on August 14, 1968.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Archives Service Center staff on August 14, 1968.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. Pittsburgh Chapter.

Subject(s)

  • Clubs -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Ethnic groups
  • Jewish women -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Societies and clubs
  • Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Societies and clubs
  • Social action
  • Societies
  • Women
  • Women -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Societies and clubs

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Previous Citation

Hadassah, Pittsburgh Chapter Records, 1917-1968, AIS.1968.13, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Hadassah, Pittsburgh Chapter, Records, 1917-1968, Archives of Industrial Society, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Pittsburgh Chapter 

  BoxFolder
Standard Constitution for Local Chapters, undated 11
  Folder
Correspondence, 1917-1965 2
  Folder
Ballots, 1943-1945 3
  Folder
Membership Cards, 1920 4
  Folder
Donor Luncheon Programs, 1940-1946 (intermittent) 5
  Folder
Freedom Donor Luncheon Program, 1947 6
  Folder
National Conventions, 1921, 1935, 1941, 1962 7
  Folder
East and West (A Symbolic Play with Music), Syria Mosque, program, December 15, 1925 8
  Folder
Invitations and Announcements, undated 9
  Folder
Newspaper Clippings, undated 10
  Folder
Miscellaneous Memorabilia, undated 11
  Folder
Yearbooks, 1929-1932, 1934-1936, 1938-1941 13
  Folder
Pittsburgh Hadassah News, (vol. 22-35), 1955-1968  14
  Folder
Pittsburgh Chapter of Hadassah, Monthly Bulletin,(vol. 1-7), 1933-1940  15
  Folder
Pittsburgh Hadassah News, Special Editions, 1955-1957, 1959, 1962 16

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Series  II. National Chapter 

  Folder
Hadassah, Daughters of Zion, lyrics by Mrs. Herman Hollander, music by Alex Podnos 17
  Folder
Hadassah Newsletter,Convention Issue 1958, vol. 38, no.8 November 1941  18
  Folder
Brochures and pamphlets, undated 19

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Series  III. Additional Information on the Pittsburgh Chapter 

  BoxVolumes
Donor Luncheon Books, 1950, 1952-1965, 1967-1968 21-17
  Volume
Yearbooks, 1941-1949 1-8
  Volume
The Pittsburgh Story and Shoppers' Guide, 1947-1948 1

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