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Hadassah Southeastern Region Records

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 022

Scope and Contents

The collection is organized in two series. All material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and in chronological order within each folder. The researcher interested in Jewish Women’s organizations and club life will find this collection of special interest. Series I, Atlanta Chapter Records, consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, and membership information of the Atlanta Chapter of Hadassah. Series II, Regional and National Records, consists of bulletins, meeting minutes, and committee reports of the national and regional offices of Hadassah.

Dates

  • 1916 - 1991

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Hadassah Southeastern Region was organized in 1926, and is the umbrella organization for all Hadassah chapters in the Southeast. The Atlanta Chapter is the oldest, having been organized in 1916; only five years after Henrietta Szold met with eleven other American Jewish women to establish Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. The original membership of 18 grew to over 2200 in the 1960s. Throughout its history the Atlanta Chapter has strongly supported and contributed to Hadassah’s Medical Program and to its vocational educational schools established during WWII.

Extent

1.4 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Hadassah Southeastern Region was organized in 1926, and is the umbrella organization for all Hadassah chapters in the Southeast. The Atlanta Chapter is the oldest, having been organized in 1916. are composed primarily of minutes, correspondence, committee reports and also records from Junior Hadassah, the Business and Professional division of Atlanta Hadassah, the Tel Chai Chapter, the Southeastern region and the national office.

Arrangement

The collection is organized in two series. Series I: Atlanta Chapter Records Series II: Regional and National Records

Related Materials

Mss 042, The Temple Sisterhood Records Mss 054, Amit Women, Atlanta Chapter Records Mss 097, The Hebrew Ladies Benevolent Society of Albany, Georgia, Records Mss 117, Mollie Bressler Bergman Papers Mss 139, National Council of Jewish Women, Atlanta Section Records

Separated Materials

Photographs removed to visual arts collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Sandra Berman (November 1990) with additions processed by Victoria H. Schaeffner (June 2018). Revised to EAD format by Jeremy Katz (April 2013). Entered into ArchivesSpace by Jeremy Katz (2020).
Title
Hadassah Southeastern Region Records, Mss 022
Status
Completed
Author
Sandra Berman (November, 1990); Victoria H Schaeffner (June, 2018)
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

Contact:
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