Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, Seattle Chapter records, 1923-2011  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. Seattle Chapter
Title
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, Seattle Chapter records
Dates
1923-2011 (inclusive)
Quantity
11.81 cubic feet (20 boxes) plus 2 oversize scrapbooks
Collection Number
2565
Summary
National Jewish women's organization
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Hadassah is a not-for-profit women's organization founded in 1912 to provide health care in Palestine. Throughout Hadassah's history, its leaders have been instrumental in development of Israel as an independent Jewish state. Seattle chapter was part of the North Pacific Coast Region, which was renamed the Pacific Northwest Region in 1989. It established the Nearly New Shop, a thrift shop, in 1965. Helen Feinberg was manager of the shop.

The Seattle chapter of Hadassah began in 1920 with a membership of fifteen women. It has been active in community projects and fundraisers promoting the Jewish community both local and international.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, newsletters, minutes, scrapbooks, yearbooks, clippings, financial records, membership lists, awards, mailings, issues of the Hadassah Herald, artifacts, and other print materials documenting the activities of the Seattle Chapter of Hadassah.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions vary by accession. Consult the restrictions governing reproduction and use for each of the accessions listed below.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 2565-001: Hadassah Seattle Chapter records, 1923-1981Return to Top

.83 cubic foot (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, newsletters, minutes, scrapbook, yearbooks, clippings, 1923-1969; Hadassah yearbooks, 1952-68; Hadassah Herald, 1969-1981. Includes records of Eleanor H. Arnstein.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: See merger notes for donors and dates

Accession No. 2565-005: Hadassah Seattle Chapter records, 1965-1975Return to Top

.23 cubic feet (1 box), plus 2 oversize scrapbooks

Scope and Content: Historical features, correspondence, mailings, newsletters, posters, clippings.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Gladys Friedenrich, 12/28/1985.

Accession No. 2565-006: Hadassah Seattle Chapter records, 1926-1970Return to Top

.36 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, financial records, membership list.

Seattle Chapter Board minutes, 1932-1966; Seattle Chapter Open Meetings of the Membership minutes, 1932-1944; South End Group Board minutes, 1959-1969; South End Group Open Meetings of the Membership, 1957-1970.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Shanie Schuffler, 1/2/1986.

Accession No. 2565-007: Hadassah Seattle Chapter records, 1950-1977Return to Top

.18 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Seattle Chapter yearbooks, 1950, 1951, 1959; Seattle Chapter "Hadassah Herald" 1969-1977.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Shanie Shuffler, 11/1/1986.

Accession No. 2565-008: Hadassah Seattle Chapter records, 1923-1988Return to Top

.43 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Includes a history of Hadassah in Seattle from 1923 to 1987, written by Ida Altman for the 65th anniversary in 1988. Also minutes of Seattle Chapter Executive Board, 1977-1984; minutes of several Seattle Hadassah groups.

Writing by Ida Altman is a history of Hadassah in Seattle from 1923 to 1987, prepared for the 65th anniversary in 1988. Minutes of Seattle Chapter Executive Board 1977-1984. Minutes of various Seattle groups.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Shanie Schuffler, 7/1/1987.

Accession No. 2565-009: Hadassah Seattle Chapter records, 1923-1978Return to Top

1.23 cubic feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content: List of past presidents, 1923-1974; newsletters, awards, clippings, scrapbooks, 1947-1978.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Hadassah Office, 10/12/1989.

Accession No. 2565-010: Hadassah Seattle Chapter records, 1943-1988Return to Top

3.42 cubic feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content: Minutes, yearbooks, newsletters, membership lists, scrapbooks.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Seattle Chapter, 8/1/1992.

Accession No. 2565-011: Hadassah Seattle Chapter records, 1959-1990Return to Top

.79 cubic foot (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Minutes, mailings, nesletters, membership lists, clippings, ephemera, artifacts.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Iantha Sidell, 1/1/1992.

Accession No. 2565-012: Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America Seattle Chapter Records, 1958-2009 (bulk 1978-1988)Return to Top

0.87 cubic ft. (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Contains issues of the Hadassah Herald, the newsletter of the Seattle chapter, from 1993-2009. Contains minutes, membership lists from Hadassah Pacific Northwest Region (1982-1983) as well as various regional chapters including Seattle (1978-1985), Mt. Scopus (1979-1983), Henrietta Szold group (1982-1983), Sabra (1982-1983), and Hatikvah (1982-1983); programs and correspondence relating to Hadassah events (1978-1985); Northern Pacific Coast Region of Hadassah Bulletins (1981-1984); and Seattle Chapter Hadassah Heralds newsletter (1981-1990). Includes yearbooks from 1958, 1962, and 1963, as well as a history of the Seattle Chapter written for its 65th anniversary and a membership brochure from 1988.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Copyright information not available.

Acquisition Info: Barbara Glicksberg, Ruth Kahn Levinson, and Meta Buttnick

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
Box 1 2565-012
Yearbooks, history, membership brochure, membership lists, minutes, programs and correspondence, bulletins, and newsletter.
1958-1990
Box 2 2565-012
Membership lists, minutes, programs and correspondence, bulletins, newsletter, and issues of the Hadassah Herald.
1978-2009

Accession No. 2565-013: Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America Seattle Chapter Records, 1950-2011Return to Top

3.47 cubic feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content: Scrapbooks, certificates, photographs, programs, and ephemera from Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America Seattle Chapter.

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Info: Susan Adler, Hadassah president (Seattle chapter), 2016-12-01

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1 2565-013
Hadassah Materials and Scrapbooks
Scope and Content: Scrapbooks: Suburban Group, Snohomish County Chapter, Hadassah Scrapbook 1992-1995, Kallah at Camp Solomon Schecter 2000, and Kallah Prior Years III. A document of the House of Representatives Resolution 2005-4630, presentation on domestic violence outreach and education, Hadassah Kallah procedure and structure report, and program on Mayim L'Chayim "Water for Israel" project. Also includes memorabilia, correspondence, issues from the Herald, Transcript advertisings, and clippings.
1950-2011
box:oversize
2 2565-013
Scrapbooks and certificates
Scope and Content: Scrapbooks: Hadassah Life Membership Album 1950-2002, Untitle scrapbook 1991-1992. A certificate for the Seattle Chapter Fundraising Team 2002 and a certification of the Raquela Group as part of the Hadassah Seattle Chapter in March 1983.
1950-2002
Box
3 2565-013
Scrapbooks
Scope and Content: Two scrapbooks: Northern Pacific Coast Region 1980s-1990s, Mt Scopus 1995-1996
1980-1996

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Jewish women--Northwest, Pacific--Societies and clubs
  • Jewish women--Washington (State)--Societies and clubs
  • Jews--Northwest, Pacific
  • Jews--Societies, etc
  • Jews--Washington (State)
  • Thrift shops--Washington (State)
  • Zionism--Northwest, Pacific
  • Zionism--Societies, etc
  • Zionism--Washington (State)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Histories
  • Newsletters
  • Scrapbooks
  • Yearbooks
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Arnstein, Eleanor H (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. North Pacific Coast Region (creator)
    • Nearly New Shop (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington), (host institution)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)