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AMIT Women (Savannah, Ga. Chapter) Records

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 357

Scope and Contents

The AMIT Women, Savannah Chapter Records consist of five folders containing administrative records of the Savannah chapter. The collection includes meeting agendas, minutes, membership lists, and a brief history of the national organization. The miscellaneous folder includes correspondence and an undated news clipping.

Dates

  • 1990 - 1996

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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

AMIT Women, a Zionist organization, was established as “Mizrachi” on May 10, 1925 by Bessie Gotsfield and a group of women interested in aiding disadvantaged children in Israel. Care provided for the youth in question may include housing, food, clothing, education, and counseling. AMIT is an international organization consisting of 500 chapters across the United States. It is connected with the Mizrachi ideological and educational movement based on the motto of “Am Yisrael B’Eretz Israel al pi Torat Israel” or ”The Jewish People in the Land of Israel living according to the Torah of Israel.” The name “AMIT” means “friend” in Hebrew and also stands for “AMericans, Israel, and Torah.” A history included in the collection states that the Savannah Chapter of AMIT Women has a membership of about 125 women and meets three or four times per year. This information, however, is undated.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The files are arranged alphabetically by subject; within each folder the items are arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

The AMIT Women (Savannah, Ga. Chapter) Records are part of the Savannah Jewish Archives that were transferred from the Georgia Historical Society to the Breman Museum in 2015.

Separated Materials

Oversize Materials, photographs

Acquisition

Gift of AMIT Women, Savannah Chapter, 1996.

Processing Information

Processed by Valerie Frey and Luciana Spracher, 2003; Lynette Stoudt, 2003; Lindsay Resnick, 2016.
Title
AMIT Women (Savannah, Ga. chapter) Records, Mss 357
Status
Completed
Author
Valerie Frey and Luciana Spracher, 2003; Lynette Stoudt, 2003; Lindsay Resnick, 2016.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

Contact:
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