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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

National Council of Jewish Women, San Antonio Section, Records

Addition of July 2006 (Accession 2006-047)

Addition of January 2007 (Accession 2007-013)

Addition of 2009-029 (Accession 2009-029)

University of Texas San Antonio

A Guide to the National Council of Jewish Women, San Antonio Section, Records, 1907-2006



Descriptive Summary

Creator: National Council of Jewish Women. San Antonio Section
Title: National Council of Jewish Women, San Antonio Section, Records
Dates: 1907-2006
Creator Abstract: The San Antonio Section of the National Council of Jewish Women is dedicated in the spirit of Judaism to furthering human welfare in the Jewish and general communities on a local, national and international level.
Content Abstract: The collection spans the years 1907 through 2006 and consists of administrative records, clippings, scrapbooks and printed materials.
Identification: MS 50
Extent: 18.23 linear feet (19 Boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

Historical Note

The San Antonio Section of the National Council of Jewish Women is dedicated in the spirit of Judaism to furthering human welfare in the Jewish and general communities on a local, national and international level. The San Antonio Section was established in May 1907 in the parlor of the Menger Hotel by a small group of women. Over the years, the organization has made many groundbreaking strides in assisting handicapped and disadvantaged citizens and in promoting education for adolescents and adults. In 1909 the San Antonio Section of the NCJW founded a night school to teach English to foreign born citizens of San Antonio, which inspired the establishment of such courses by San Antonio's Board of Education. Contributions from the city toward the development of prenatal care and aid for the blind were also inspired by early efforts of the San Antonio Section of the NCJW. In later years, the organization sponsored the annual Decorators' Showcase, a fundraising event which financed many ongoing charity programs.

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Scope and Content Note

The San Antonio Section of the National Council of Jewish Women consists of administrative records, clippings, scrapbooks and printed materials. The bulk of the materials in the collection are scrapbooks, which represent the history of the organization from 1939 to 1995 through photographs, clippings and printed materials. These materials are a record of the organization's news and events from around the San Antonio and the Bexar County area. Administrative records include a small number of reports and correspondence, as well as minutes from the periods of 1907-1911 and 1959-1964. Dues records from 1955-1963 and staff directories can also be found. Staff directories date from the 1930s, but are only complete from 1974-1997. There are a few newsletters dating from 1954 to 1994. Also included are guidebooks for the Decorator's Showcase charity event from 1967-1977.

The additions expand the years to 2006 and includes much of the same materials, administrative records, clippings, scrapbooks, and printed material.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is housed at UTSA's Main Campus and must be accessed via the John Peace Library Special Collections reading room. To request access, please use the Collections Request Form.

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the National Council of Jewish Women, San Antonio Section, Records must be obtained from University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

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Index Terms

Organizations
National Council of Jewish Women. San Antonio Section.
Subjects
Jewish women--Texas--San Antonio.
Jews--Texas--San Antonio--Societies, etc.
Women--Texas--San Antonio--Societies, etc.
Women in charitable work--Texas--San Antonio.
Locations
San Antonio (Tex.)--History--20th century.
Genres/Formats
Minutes.
Scrapbooks.
Administrative records.
Correspondence.
Newsletters.
Clippings.
Reports.
Directories.
Local Subjects
Clubs and Organizations
Jewish Organizations
Women's Groups

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Related Material

Related collections available at University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections include the Bella Glasberg Papers regarding San Antonio Women's Organizations (MS 107), the Esther Vexler Papers (MS 81), and the San Antonio Chapter of Hadassah Records (MS 4).

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], National Council of Jewish Women, San Antonio Section, Records, 1907-2006, MS 50, University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the San Antonio Section of the National Council of Jewish Women in 1997-2009 (Acc. 1997-13, 1997-14, Acc. 2001-10, 2006-047, 2007-013, 2009-029).

Processing Information

Processed by Dale Sauter, Processing Archivist, May 2001.

Additions encoded by Tatina Wulzer, Collections Assistant, March and April 2009.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

National Council of Jewish Women, San Antonio Section, Records

Box Folder
1 1 Announcements 1927-1994 and undated
Awards
2 Certificates, 1952-1994 and undated
Box Folder
5 Plaques, 1960-1992
Box Folder
1 3 Clippings, 1954-1964 and undated
4 Correspondence, 1966-1997
5-6 Decorator's Showcase, 1967-1994 and undated
Box Folder
OS 2 Histories
Scrapbook 1, 1939-1949 and undated
Scrapbook 2, 1952-1954 and undated
Scrapbook 3, 1952-1956 and undated
Box Folder
OS 3 Scrapbook 4, 1958-1985 and undated
Scrapbook 5, 1961-1965 and undated
Box Folder
OS 4 Scrapbook 6, 1965-1967 and undated
Scrapbook 7, 1966-1967 and undated
Scrapbook 8, 1969-1970 and undated
Scrapbook 9, 1970-1971 and undated
Box Folder
OS 5 Scrapbook 10, 1970-1971 and undated
Box Folder
6 Scrapbook 11 (National Material), 1962-1996 and undated
Box Folder
OS 5 Scrapbook 12, 1971-1972 and undated
Box Folder
OS 6 Scrapbook 13, 1971-1977 and undated
Box Folder
OS 7 Scrapbook 14, 1972-1973 and undated
Scrapbook 15, 1973-1974 and undated
Box Folder
OS 8 Scrapbook 16, 1974-1975 and undated
Scrapbook 17, 1975-1976 and undated
Scrapbook 18, 1976-1977 and undated
Scrapbook 19, 1977-1978 and undated
Box Folder
OS 9 Scrapbook 20, 1978-1979 and undated
Scrapbook 21, 1979-1980 and undated
Box Folder
OS 10 Scrapbook 22, 1980-1981 and undated
Scrapbook 23, 1981-1989 and undated
Scrapbook 24, 1983-1984 and undated
Box Folder
7 Scrapbook 25, [1980's], 1993-1994 and undated
Box Folder
OS 11 Scrapbook 26, 1990-1992 and undated
Box Folder
8 Scrapbook 27, 1992-1995 and undated
Box Folder
OS 11 Scrapbook 28, 1995 and undated
Box Folder
1 7 Legal Documentation, 1926-1995
Membership Records
8-9 Dues Records, 1955-1963
Box Folder
2 1-3 Directories, 1930-1987
Box Folder
3 1-2 Directories, 1987-1997
Minutes
3 Board of Directors, 1959-1964
4 General Meeting, 1907-1911
Box Folder
4 1 General Meeting, 1960-1964
Newsletters
2 Other Chapters, 1963-1992
3 San Antonio Section, 1929-1994 and undated
4 Photographs, undated
5 Reports, 1985-1995 and undated
Box Folder
OS 1, OS 12 Framed Materials, 1954 and undated

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Addition of July 2006 (Accession 2006-047)

Box Folder
1 1-5 Consists of directories, "The First 50 Years" book, and "The Councillor" newsletters, 1943-1970

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Addition of January 2007 (Accession 2007-013)

NCJW-SA material spans the years 1924-1936, 1953-2006 with the bulk between 1980 and 2000. Materials include administrative records such as record books, committee material, correspondence, agendas, board members lists, budgets, treasurer's reports, minutes, bylaws and procedures and other reports. Other materials include yearbooks, books, program materials, clippings, newsletters, flyers and scrapbooks.
Box Folder
1 6 Book, "The First 50 Years", 1943
7 Year book, 1910-193
8 Aids for Council Leadership, program suggestions, administration guides, study and discussion materials, October 1955
9 Record book, 1953-1954
10 Aids for Council Leadership, program suggestions, administration guides, study and discussion materials, November 1955
11 Skits, 1967
12 Assorted material (award, correspondence, committee material), 1953-1956
13-14 Strategic Branding Initiative Kit, 2003
15 Assorted material (newspaper clippings, program and correspondence), 1924-1928, 1953-1962 and undated
16-18 Administrative files, 1995-2002 and undated
19-20 Administrative files, 1998-2002 and undated
21 Monthly bulletins, program, and clippings, 1929-1936 and undated
22 Tenure, 1924-1931, 2006 and undated
Box Folder
2 1-2 Photographs, 1995-2002 and undated
3-7 Yearbooks, 1975-1996
8 Guestbook, 1982-1989
9 100 Year Anniversary, 1907-2007 invitation and program, 2007
10 Assorted material (90 year anniverary program guide, correspondence, clippings, agendas, board member list, newsletters, etc.), 1997-2005 and undated
11 Certificate of incorporation charter number and 501(c)3 information, 1968-1973, 1994-2001 and undated
12 NCJW- Brochure for section, undated
13 Change in section status, 2005-2006 and undated
14 National Convention, March 3-5, 2005
15 Newsletters, 2006
16 Julia Klein/NCJW, 1962, 2005-2006 and undated
17 Bylaws and procedures revised, March 2005
18 Assortment of newsletters, brochures and program information, 2004 and undated
19 Bulletins, 1971-1984
20 Roll book - Executive committee meeting attendance, 1972-1980
21 Newsletters, 1955, 1966-1983, 1996-2006
22 Assorted material, 1968, 1983-1990 and undated
23 Newsletters, 1964-1966, 1984-2006
24 Programs, 1979-1982
25 1980's
26-27 Fund raising, 1981-1983
28 Audit, 1989-1991
29 Tax returns, 1990-1998
30 Flyers, bulletins and photograph for organizational events, 2004-2005
31 Assorted material, 1996-2002 and undated
32 Budgets, 2002-2004
33 Treasurer's reports, 1984-1989
34 Resale shop last payroll information, 2001
Box Folder
3 1 Budget reports, 1996-2005
2 History - correspondence from past presidents, Mrs. Rose Levine, 1960-1964
3 History - Miscellaneous correspondence, 1960's
4 Correspondence - Invitations, 1984-1989 and undated
5 Domestic violence awareness/prevention, undated
6 House pins clippings, 1990 and undated
7 Dress for Success, 2001 and undated
8 Essay contest, 2001-2002
9 Insurance, 1998-2002
10-11 Leadership, 1992-2001
12 "Number Please" directory for senior adults, 1988-1989 and undated
13 NCJW week and awards, 1994
14 Thank you letters to NCJW-SA, 2002
15 Positively Girls, 1999-2004 and undated
16 Power House general information, 1994
17 Program support, 1996-2006
18 Section Leader's Notebook: A Roadmap for Navigating NCJW's national resources, undated
19 Shabbot and Havdalah services, 1991-1998, 2003-2004
20 Stationary, undated
21 Ethel Weiner Bloom endowed student loan, 1992-2006 and undated
22 Annual report, 2005
23 Vexler, 1999-2004
24-26 Minutes, 1985-1995
27 Corporate records, 1982-1985
28 Minutes, 1977-1982
29 Minutes, 1972-1976
Box Folder
4 1-2 Minutes, 1965-1972
3 NCJW Washington Institute, 2001
4 Tribute card data, 1997-2001 and undated
5 NCJW advocacy- women's work training "Educational Equity Act," 1972-1981, 1998-2003 and undated
6 Assorted material, 2000-2002 and undated
7 US PO, 2001
Box
OM1 Oversize: Scrapbooks, 1952-1957, 1993
Box
OM2 Oversize: Scrapbook and gavel, 1995-1997 and undated
Drawer
42 Oversize: Posters and one San Antonio city proclamation, 1993 and undated

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Addition of 2009-029 (Accession 2009-029)

Materials range in date from 1982-2002 and include newsletters, news clippings, yearbooks, flyers, by-laws, minutes, books, yearbooks, directories, invitations, correspondence, magazines, and ephemera.
Box Folder
1 1 Assorted, 1982 and undated
2 The President's Portfolio, undated
3 File cards (appears to be empty)
4 "Speak Up For a Child" - Casa, 1994 and undated
5 Assorted material, 1991-1992 and undated
6 Newsletters and news clippings, 1991-1994
7 Balfour, 1989-2002 and undated
8 NCJW resale shop, undated
9 Yearbooks, 1986-1995
10 "The NCJW Chronicle - 100 Years - of Daring to Make a Difference, 1793-1993," 1993
11 Invitations and programs, 1983-1987
12-13 Gateway to the 90's, 38th National Convention (material was removed from tote which is now in Box 2), March 15-18, 1990
14-15 Centennial Convention (material was removed from tote which is now in Box 2), March 18-21, 1993
16 Event material, undated
17 Book, "Fabric of My Life: The Story of a Social Pioneer" by Hannah G. Solomon, 1974
18 Book, "Gone To Another Meeting" by Faith Rogow, 1993
19 Directories, 1996-2001
20 Administrative material, 1990-1992 and undated
21 Assorted material, 1993-1994 and undated
Box Folder
2 1 Assorted material, 1989-1993
Four tote bags and a t-shirt

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