B'nai B'rith, Greater Seattle Lodge 3003 records, 1884-2001  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
B'nai B'rith. Greater Seattle Lodge 3003
Title
B'nai B'rith, Greater Seattle Lodge 3003 records
Dates
1884-2001 (inclusive)
Quantity
5.75 cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection Number
3622 (Accession No. 3622-003)
Summary
Records relating to three Jewish service organizations in the Seattle area that merged together.
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

No restrictions on access.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

B'nai B'rith, which means "sons of the covenant," is the oldest and largest Jewish service organization in the United States. Founded in 1843, as Bundes Bruder by 12 German Jews in New York, B'nai B'rith original mandate was "to unite Israelites in the work of protecting their highest interests and those of humanity." The organization is open to all branches of Judaism. It is dedicated to philanthropy and has offered assistance in both natural and manmade disasters. Other projects are youth organizations, orphanages, hospitals, libraries, vocational-training programs, and Hillel religious facilities at U.S. colleges, etc. Local chapters meet in cities around the nation.

Seattle's B'nai B'rith participation began in 1883 when Lodge No. 342 was founded. In 1900, Hildesheimer Lodge was founded by Herman "Pop" Kessler and a group of Orthodox Jewish men, and in 1906, the Hildesheimer Lodge merged with Lodge No. 342. The merged lodges took the name Hildesheimer Lodge No. 503. In 1907, another Seattle lodge formed: Rainier Lodge No. 627's members belonged to Reform congregations. In 1922, Hildesheimer Lodge merged with Rainier Lodge and became Seattle Lodge No. 503.

Cascade Lodge No. 1822 received its charter in 1949. In 1959, Overlake Lodge No. 2040 was founded, making a total of three lodges in the Seattle area.

In 1975, the three lodges merged to form the Greater Seattle B'nai B'rith Lodge No. 3003.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains minutes of the regular membership and of the Executive Board, organizational material, correspondence, financial records, elections materials, and ephemera.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Series 1:  B'nai B'rith, Lodge 503 records, 1884-1970Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Historical/organizational features
1951, 1960-1966
1/2
Incoming letters
1964-1967
1/3-6
Minutes, January 1957-April 1967
1957-1967
1/6
Financial records
1965-1966
1/8
Attendance records
undated
1/9
Newsletters
1964-1965
1/10
Clippings
1884, 1957-1965
1/11
Ephemera
1957-1964
1/12-13
Reports
1963-1966
1/14
Minutes
1956-1957
1/15-20
Minutes
1958-1967
1/21
Seattle Lodge #503 Board -- Attendance, Minutes, Reports
1968-1969
1/22
Lodge 503 Annual Installation Dinners
1966-1970
1/23
Fireworks Project
1968
4/1
B'nai Brith Lodge 503 Board Meeting Audio Recording April 12, 1967
1967
6/1
Lodge 503 Half Century Commemorative Scrapbook
1951
6/3
B'nai B'rith Traveling Card -- Henry Piccard
1890

Series 2:  B'nai B'rith Cascade Lodge 1822 Records, 1957-1975,   (bulk 1960-1965) Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/24
Organization
1960-1961
1/25-28
General Correspondence
1962-1965
1/29-31
Minutes
May-March 1965
1/32
Attendance Records
undated
1/33
Elections
1964-1965
1/34
Mailings
1963-1964
1/35
Memoranda
undated
1/36
Financial Records
1963-1964
1/37
Ephemera
undated
1/38
Lodge 1822 Annual Installation Dinner
1967
1/39
Lodge 1822 Awards - W. Oppenheimer
1957-1975
4/2
Cascade Lodge #1822 Cash Receipt Journal
1960-1975
4/3
Cascade Lodge #1822 Cash Disbursements Journal
1949-1974
5/1-10
1950-1963 Dues Ledger - A-Z
1950-1963
5/11
Suspended Members Ledger
1954-1976
5/12-26
1949-1980 Dues Ledger - A-Z
1949-1980
5/27
Resigned and Inactive Ledger
1951-1976
5/28
BB District 4 Manual
1975
5/29-35
1954-1975 Dues Ledger - A-Z
1954-1975
5/36
Admin Binder - Suspension, Constitution, Budget, Membership
1980
5/37
Admin Binder - Roster
1980
5/38
Admin Binder - Payment Records
1980
5/39
Admin Binder - Memos
1980
5/40-41
Dues Ledger - 1952-1971
1952-1971
6/2
Akiba Award - A. Shulman
1941

Series 3:  B'nai B'rith, Greater Seattle Lodge 3003 records, 1949-1990Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/40
B'nai B'rith Board Materials
1976-1998
1/41
Greater Seattle Lodge Board Minutes
1976-1982
1/42
Greater Seattle Lodge Board -- Rosters, Motions
1978-1983
1/43
Trustees -- Notices, Agendas, Minutes
1979-1985
1/44
Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
1983-2000
1/45
By Laws
1979
1/46
Nominating Committee
1977-1982
1/47
B'nai B'rith Proposed Budgets
1988-1989
1/48
B'nai B'rith Employess
1979-1980
1/49
Tax and Financial Documents
1983
1/50
B'nai B'rith Grant Requests
1989-1990
1/51
Semi-Annual Reports
1975-1980
1/52
Semi-Annual Reports -- Materials
1976-1978
1/53
Detailed Membership Change Reports
1976-1980
1/54
District Four Rosters
1975
1/55
District IV Dues
1979-1980
1/56
B'nai B'rith Rosters
1981-2001
1/57
New Members
1977-1979
1/58
Member Resignations
1976-1978
1/59
Proposed Member Suspension Lists
1977-1980
1/60
Member Suspension Documents
1976-1978
1/61
District Four Correspondence
1978-1980
1/62
Correspondence -- BB Chapter and BB District
1980-1990
1/63
Correspondence re: Membership Computer Cards
1980-1981
1/64
Internal Communications
1981
1/65
External Correspondence
1980-1990
1/66
Correspondence re: Membership
1975-1981
2/1-2
Meeting Notices
1976-1989
2/3
Membership Certificates
undated
2/4
B'nai B'rith Publications (BB News, BB Today)
1976-2001
2/5-6
B'nai B'rith Bulletin
1975-1989
2/7
BB Bulletin Drafts and Notes, The Covenant
1979-1980
2/8
B'nai B'rith Clippings Folder
1976-1977
2/9
Conferences and Conventions
1980; undated
2/10
District Four Conference Handbooks
1969-1983
2/11
BB Newport Beach Convention
1976
2/12
BB San Diego Convention
1980
2/13
BB Palo Alto Convention
1977
2/14
Palo Alto Convention
1984
2/15
Senior Citizen Housing Project
1978-1984
2/16
Senior Citizen Housing Project Committee
1980-1984
2/17
Past Presidents
1975-1991
2/18
B'nai B'rith Programs, Events, and Fundraising
1976-1999
2/19
B'nai B'rith Brown Bag Bull Sessions
undated
2/20
Materials -- Seattle Action for Soviet Jewry
1977
2/21
Annual Installation Dinners
1976-1984
2/22
B'nai B'rith Insurance
1977-1986
2/23
B'nai B'rith Centennial Celebration
1982-1983
2/24
College Fair Event
1976
2/25
BB 75th Anniversary Dinner
1976
2/26
Candidate Forum Events
1976-1977
2/27
Elie Wiesel Event
1977
2/28
BB Advisory Panel Luncheons
1977
2/29
BB Membership Brunch
1978
2/30
International Cancer Conference
1982
2/31
Jack Spitzer Dinner
1982
2/32
Casino Night Fundraiser
1983
2/33
Kirat Ono Youth Orchestra Visit
1986
2/34
Voluntary Service Fund
1982-1987
2/35
Sunshine Committee
1977-1983
2/36
"100 Years" Anniversary Book
1983
2/37
BBYO Account Records
1975-1976
2/38
Scholar-in-Residence Program
1977-1986
2/39
Israel Bonds
1980
3/1
Correspondence re: Membership
1982-1989
3/2
Other Correspondence with Members
1984-1985
3/3
AIPAC Programs
1989-1990
3/4
Holocaust Memorial Trip
1985
3/5
Day at the Races Event
1988-1989
3/6
Membership Ledgers -- Filled Pages
1942-1976
3/7
Membership Ledgers -- Membership Problems
1965-1980
3/8
Membership Ledgers -- Resignations
1949-1977
3/9
B'nai B'rith Cascade Lodge 1822 -- Rosters, Publications
c. 1950-1974
3/10
Membership Ledgers -- Life Members
1955-1979
3/11
Membership Ledgers -- Deceased Members
1955-1987
4/4
Treasurer's Record of Monthly Expenses
1977-1987
7/1
B'nai B'rith - Walter Oppenheimer's Binder of Board Materials
1988-1989
7/2
B'nai B'rith - Walter Oppenheimer's Scrapbook
1955-1994
7/3
B'nai B'rith - Walter Oppenheimer Binder
undated
7/4
B'nai B'rith - Walter Oppenheimer's News Article Collection
1979-1996
7/5
B'nai B'rith Awards - Walter Oppenheimer
1975-1988
7/6
B'nai B'rith - Walter Oppenheimer Correspondence
1960-2000
8/1
Computer Membership Roster, Account Balances, etc.
1981
8/2
Rosters, Account Balances, etc.
1982
8/3
Cash Received and Distribution
1981-1987
8/4
Active Members
1986

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Immigrants--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle--Charities
  • Personal Names :
  • Wiesel, Elie 1928-2016
  • Corporate Names :
  • B'nai B'rith. Greater Seattle Lodge 3003--Archives
  • B'nai B'rith. Greater Seattle Lodge 3003--Employees
  • B'nai B'rith. Greater Seattle Lodge 3003--Finance
  • B'nai B'rith. Greater Seattle Lodge 3003--Membership
  • B'nai B'rith--Congresses
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business correspondence
  • Conference materials
  • Ephemera
  • Minutes (Records)
  • Newsletters
  • Records (Documents)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • 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)