Administration collection, 1914-1950.


Administration collection, 1914-1950.

General records of organization and administration of American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), and its relief activities. Includes minutes and other records of Executive Committee, 1919-1944, Board of Directors, 1932-1944, and other governing committees; records of special meetings and national conferences, 1919-1950; records of committees on war relief, 1916-1917, relief activities, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe and Palestine, 1918-1921, and cultural, medical, and other types of aid and activities, 1921-1945; files of correspondence to, by, and about JDC activists, staff, and officers including Sholem Asch, Boris Bogen, Dr. Israel Friedlaender, Joseph Schwartz, Felix Warburg, Cyrus Adler, Joseph C. Hyman, Laura Margolis Jarblum, Moses Leavitt, Louis Brandeis, and others; publicity materials, 1914-1945, including press releases, newsletters, clippings, reports, and records of publicity department; and records of fund raising campaigns, 1914-1932, including those of JDC constituent organizations, American Jewish Relief Committee for Sufferers from the War, Central Relief Committee for the Relief of Jews Suffering through the War, People's Relief Committee for the Jewish War Sufferers.

23 cubic ft.



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