National Council of Jewish Women Seattle Section records, 1900-2014  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
National Council of Jewish Women. Seattle Section
Title
National Council of Jewish Women Seattle Section records
Dates
1900-2014 (inclusive)
Quantity
25.02 cubic feet (31 boxes, 5 oversize containers, 1 vertical file)
Collection Number
2089
Summary
Local unit of national 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

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Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Council of Jewish Women, Seattle Section, was founded in 1900 as a philanthropic organization. In the first half of the century the organization maintained a settlement house to help indigent Jewish immigrants meet some of their basic needs, assimilate to American culture, and maintain a social center for their community. By the 1950s the neighborhood that the Council served had lost most of its Jewish residents, so the Council pulled out of that area and re-focused its programs on Seattle’s Jewish community and the elderly.

Shortly after its founding, the Council began visiting Jewish patients in hospitals, sewing clothes for the needy, sending flowers to families of deceased Jews, looking after graves, and running a children’s sewing school. Soon the Council began work implementing a more ambitious plan of establishing its Settlement House, modeled on Jane Addams’s Hull House in Chicago. The Settlement House served poor Jewish immigrants, most of whom came from eastern Europe and were living near Yesler Way. The Council rented a building for the House, but soon outgrew its space, so in 1907 moved to a new location in the same district.

At the Settlement House, the Council tried to help immigrants gain a foothold in the US by providing basic services such as clothing, public baths, and a medical and dental clinic, but there also were educational programs designed to “Americanize” the newcomers. The Settlement House gave classes to teach English and prepare immigrants to apply for citizenship, but most of the Americanization program was done through informal social gatherings. The Settlement House became a social center for the immigrant Jewish community, with a large ballroom for weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, amateur theater, and dances. The House also offered Jewish children instruction in piano, violin, ballet, and folk dancing.

In 1916 the Settlement House moved again, this time to its permanent home at 18th and Main, and shortly after was renamed the Educational Center. At the new location the facility had more space to accommodate the influx of Jewish refugees from World War I. In the early years of World War II the Center’s role as a haven for refugees became even more important, as Seattle became one of the only ports for refugees to enter the US. Beginning in 1937, the Council made special efforts to aid Jewish children who had escaped from the persecution in Germany. Much of the aid work during this period and afterwards was done by the Evening Group, which was a Council social organization for professional women. In the 1950s the group changed its name to the Evening Branch, and in 1982 it became the Shalom Branch.

The end of World War II marked the end of the immigrant era for the Council. By this time most Jews had moved away from the area near the Educational Center. The Educational Center, renamed Neighborhood House in 1948, began helping other minority groups that were experiencing inner-city problems. The House focused especially on youth and the problems associated with juvenile delinquency. In the 1950s the Board of Neighborhood House began to include members from other groups in the community, and it was expected that soon the House would become independent and the Council would donate the building to continue the programs it had started. However, rather than donate the building to Neighborhood House, the Council unexpectedly sold it to a bakery, leaving the House without any facilities. Members of Neighborhood House Board then organized themselves independently from the Council and established a new Neighborhood House in the Yesler Terrace housing project.

While the 1950s marked the end of the Council’s affiliation with Neighborhood House, it marked the beginning of other projects. In 1956 the Council started the Golden Age Club to provide social functions and entertainment for Jewish elderly. In the same year, the Council opened its Thrift Shop in Pike Place Market to raise money.

In the 1970s the Center once again expanded its philanthropic activity. In 1972 it opened Council House to accommodate low-income elderly. The Council’s Future Planning Committee originally hoped to open the House for Jewish elderly, but to get federal funds it had to make the facility non-sectarian. HUD provided money to build the House and the Council raised money itself to furnish the interior. At Council House, which is a high rise building on top of Capitol Hill, some residents receive subsidies so that their rent does not exceed thirty percent of their income.

Other programs were also added in the 1970s and 80s. In 1979 the Council organized the Po’olot Group for young working women. In 1983, the Council opened a Jewish bookstore called Books Mercaz in cooperation with other Jewish groups, which also served as a meeting place for unaffiliated members of the Jewish community. However, the store soon became independent from the Council, then closed in 1985 because it failed to make a profit.

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Accession No. 2089-029: National Council of Jewish Women, Seattle Section records, 1900-1992 (bulk 1900-1985)Return to Top

17.00 cubic feet (17 boxes)
5 oversize containers

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, financial records, reports, handbooks, speeches and writings, scrapbooks, yearbooks, ephemera, clippings, newsletters, resolutions, programs and invitations, awards and plaques, film and audio tape.

There are 23 taped interviews on cassette, most of them with past presidents, and one motion picture film. Not all the records from the Council were preserved, so there are gaps in the minutes and other records.

The accession is divided into two parts: part I covers 1900 to 1948, and part II covers 1949 to 1992. The regular series contains records from the Council itself, then individual projects such as Council House are divided into seperate subgroups. For historical information most subgroups have their own historical features file. The most noteworthy of these include From Settlement House to Neighborhood House: 1906-1976 in box 6, folder 8; a history of the Seattle Section of the CJW written in 1934, located in box 1, folder 1; and the historical features folder of part 2 located in box 9, folder 1. The minutes series is not divided between the different boards (e.g. Regular Board, Executive Board), because they are often combined in bound volumes. In part I there may be some overlap between the subject series and subgroups. The Educational Center and Settlement House are in one subgroup, but researchers should not assume that all Settlement House records are in this subroup. Records of the Thrift Shop are filed under the Thrift Shop subgroup, but researchers should be aware that the Angel Ball subject series also relates to the Thrift Shop. Records from Books Mercaz were grouped with “affiliated organizations.”

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 Council of Jewish Women Seattle Section, 1/30/1973.

Container(s) Description Dates
Part 1 (1900-1948)
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 2089-029 1934
1/2 2089-029 undated
Incoming Letters
Box/Folder Accession
1/3 2089-029
American Funds for Jewish War Sufferers. Joint Distribution Committee
1921-22
1/4 2089-029
American Jewish Relief Committee
1918, 1920-21
1/5 2089-029
C.J.W. National. Executive Secretary Committee
1914-22
1/6 2089-029 1915-22
1/7-8 2089-029
C.J.W. National. Other Sections
1918-22
1/9 2089-029
C.J.W. National. Reconstruction Committee
1920-22
1/10 2089-029
Council of Jewish Women. National
1935
1/11 2089-029
U.S. Labor Department. Immigration Service
1915-16
1/12 2089-029
University Settlement (New York City)
1940
1/13-14 2089-029
A-Z miscellaneous
1/15 2089-029
unidentified
Box/Folder Accession
1/16 2089-029
Outgoing Letters
1915, 20-21, 39
2/1-11 2089-029
Minutes
1900-26
3/1-3/15 2089-029
Minutes
1926-40,43-48
3/16 2089-029
Minutes - Vocational Scholarship Committee
1931-42, 44
4/1 2089-029
Cash Book
1943-45
8 2089-029
Cash Books Oversized
1922-48
4/2 2089-029
Financial Records
circa 1912-48
4/3 2089-029
Audit Reports
1938, 40-43, 47
4/4 2089-029
Court Papers
1915, undated
Reports
Box/Folder Accession
4/5-6 2089-029
Annual Carnival
1947, 48
4/7-8 2089-029
Committees
1912, 1914-22
4/9 2089-029
President's Reports
1915, 23-24, 46
4/10-11 2089-029 1919-20, 22, 39-47
Box/Folder Accession
4/12 2089-029
Handbook
1933
4/13 2089-029
Subject Series - White Cross. Seattle
1923
4/14 2089-029
4/15 2089-029
Procedural Guidelines
4/16 2089-029
Newsletters
1921-22, 54, 57
4/17 2089-029 1939, undated
4/18 2089-029
Invitations And Programs
1918, 1920
4/19 2089-029
Lists
Conferences And Conventions
Box/Folder Accession
4/20 2089-029
Minutes
1918-10
4/21 2089-029
Reports
circa 1911
5/1-2 2089-029
fPrograms and Proceedings
1902, 5, 29, 31
5/3 2089-029
Miscellaneous
Box/Folder Accession
5/4-5/5 2089-029 circa 1905-33
5/6 2089-029
Scrapbook
circa 1908-35
5/7-9 2089-029 circa 1902-28
5/10 2089-029
Directories (national)
circa 1915-22
6/1 2089-029
Ballots
1916, 17, 19, 20, 31
6/2 2089-029
Periodicals
1917, 19, 21, 41
6/3 2089-029
Clippings
6/4 2089-029
Publications
1917-48, undated
6/5 2089-029
Dues Book
1940-47
6/6 2089-029
Ephemera
6/7 2089-029
Miscellany
C.j.w. Seattle Section. Educational Center / Settlement House
Box/Folder Accession
6/8 2089-029
Historical Features - From Settlement House To Neighborhood House: 1906 - 1976. By Jean Porter Devine.
1976
6/9 2089-029
Outgoing Letters
1927
6/10-16 2089-029
Minutes
1923-28, 33-42
6/17 2089-029
Financial Records
1916-1917
6/18-20 2089-029
Reports
circa 1916-44
6/21 2089-029
Resolutions
1927
6/22 2089-029
Lists
6/23 2089-029
Clippings
1928
C. J. W. Seattle Section. Evening Branch
Box/Folder Accession
6/24 2089-029
Minutes
1939-40
Bornstein, Julia
Box/Folder Accession
7/1 2089-029
Correspondence
1918, 25, 27
7/2 2089-029
Reports
1925-26, 30-31
7/3 2089-029
Notebook
circa 1921-30
7/4 2089-029
Loose Items From Notebook
circa 1921-30
7/5 2089-029
Council Of Jewish Women. Washington Interstate Conference
1925
Part 2 (1949-92)
Box/Folder Accession
9/1 2089-029
Historical Features
1975, 85
9/2 2089-029
Organizational Features
circa 1960-81
General Correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
9/3 2089-029
C.J.W. Western District Office.
1958-62, 1980-88
9/4 2089-029
Seattle. Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority
circa 1980-86
9/5-14 2089-029
Miscellaneous chronological
1950-91, undated
Presidents' Correspondence And Other Related Items
Box/Folder Accession
9/15 2089-029
Carrol, Dawn
1966-67
9/16 2089-029
Zimmerman, Mim
1971-72
9/17 2089-029
Rogers, Frances
1972-73
9/18-21 2089-029
Feuerberg, Julie
1972-85, undated
9/22-24 2089-029
Fagan, Timmie
1973-75, undated
9/25-26 2089-029
Israel, Virginia
1973-79, undated
9/27 2089-029
Silverman, Goldie
1979-81
9/28-30 2089-029
Cohen, Tina
1975, 79-83, undated
Box/Folder Accession
9/31-35 2089-029
Minutes
1947-66, 71-87, undated
9/36 2089-029
Agendas
undated
Conferences And Conventions
Box/Folder Accession
10/1 2089-029
Western Regional Convention
1962
10/2 2089-029
Western District Convention
1980
10/3-14 2089-029
“Women's Destiny -- Choice or Chance?”
1963
16 2089-029
“Women's Destiny -- Choice or Chance?” OVERSIZED
1963
Box/Folder Accession
10/5-9 2089-029
Miscellaneous
10/10-14 2089-029
Play Scripts
circa 1957-80, undated
10/15-17 2089-029
Lists
1954-85 undated
10/18-27 2089-029
Membership Lists
1963-64, 69-87
10/28-34 2089-029
Flyers
1957, 61-91, undated
Reports
Box/Folder Accession
10/35 2089-029
Annual
1964, 73, 76, 79, 81
10/36-37 2089-029
Annual Carnival
1949-50
10/38 2089-029
Annual Council Trip to Honolulu Project
1951
10/39 2089-029
Committees
1954-57, 84
11/1 2089-029
“Governor's Commission on the Status of Women”
1963
11/2 2089-029
“President's Commission on the Status of Women”
1963
11/3 2089-029
Treasure Mart Sale
1956
11/4 2089-029
miscellaneous
Box/Folder Accession
11/5 2089-029
Newsletters
1961-80
11/6-141 2089-029
Bulletins
1950-89
11/42 2089-029
Bulletins - Other Branches
1957-80
11/43 2089-029
Notes
15,21 2089-029
Scrapbooks Oversized
circa 1925-72, 72-73
11/44-45 2089-029
Scrapbooks
1972-75
11/46-47 2089-029
Proclamations
1972, 83, 91-92
11/48 2089-029
Questionnaires
11/49 2089-029
Resolutions And Recommendations
11/50 2089-029
Handbook--”welcome To Seattle”
1949
11/51 2089-029
Periodicals
11/52 2089-029
Rules And Resolutions
11/53 2089-029
News Releases
11/54 2089-029
Calendars
circa 1952-86, undated
11/55 2089-029
Programs And Invitations
circa 1949-87
11/56 2089-029
Awards
11/57 2089-029
Cassette Tape And Transcript (75th Anniversary Meeting)
1975
Subject Series
Box/Folder Accession
12/1-2 2089-029
75th Anniversary Birthday Luncheon
1975
12/3 2089-029
80th Birthday Party
1980
12/4 2089-029
500 Club
undated
12/5 2089-029
AIDS for Council Leadership
1954-57
12/6-26 2089-029
Angel Ball
1955, 58, 80, undated
12/27 2089-029
Angel Ball/Thrift Shop Luncheon
1960
12/28-30 2089-029
Annual Installation Luncheon
1972-83
12/31 2089-029
Annual National Support (ANS)
1982-84, 86
12/32 2089-029
Benezra (Joyce and Raymond) Scholarship Endowment Event
1992
12/33 2089-029
Bric-a-Brac Brunch
1971
12/34 2089-029
Bulletin
1982
12/35 2089-029
Career Information Service
circa 1965-73
12/36 2089-029
Children's Tutoring Project
1965-68
12/37 2089-029
Citizen's for Fair School Funding
1977
12/38 2089-029
Council of Jewish Women. Washington State Public Affairs Committee
circa 1979
12/39 2089-029
Council Retreat
1973
12/40 2089-029
Endowment Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
1985-86
12/41 2089-029
Financial Secretary
1976-78
12/42 2089-029
Friendly Visiting Project
1971
12/43 2089-029
Galland (Caroline Kline) Home
circa 1958-84
12/44-46 2089-029
Garment on a Hanger Luncheon
1962-66
12/47-48 2089-029
Garment on a Hanger Champagne Brunch
1967-68
12/49-50 2089-029
Glantz, Sharon (Membership Coordinator Position)
circa 1987-88
13/1 2089-029
Incorporation, Tax, and Insurance
1974, 81
13/2 2089-029
Israel Bonds
1967
13/3 2089-029
Jewish Awareness and Adult Education
1973-76
13/4 2089-029
Jewish Federation and Council (National)
1967
13/5 2089-029
Legislation. State
1967-68
13/6 2089-029
Legislative Letters. National and State
1981-83
13/7 2089-029
Mental Health
1968
13/8 2089-029
Office Procedures and Other Helpful Hints
undated
13/9 2089-029
Public Affairs - Letters regarding National and State Information
1983
13/10 2089-029
Publishers Mailing Changes
1979-85
13/11 2089-029
Recording Secretary
1978, undated
13/12 2089-029
Remedial Reading Program
1967-69
13/13 2089-029
SeParation of Church and State, ACLU Petition
1981
13/14 2089-029
“Signposts in Your Life” program
1981
13/15-16 2089-029
Special Interest Groups and Courses
1979-83
13/17 2089-029
Spring Membership Luncheon
1975
13/18 2089-029
Service to the Blind
1969
13/19 2089-029
Tours
1977-79
13/20 2089-029
Treasure Chest Luncheon
1973-74
13/21 2089-029
Volunteer Hours/Drop Off Locations
undated
13/22 2089-029
Volunteer Placement
1968, undated
13/23 2089-029
“The Way We Were” Theater Party Fundraising Project
1973
12/24 2089-029
Work Shop
1950
Speeches And Writings
Box/Folder Accession
13/25 2089-029
League of Women Voters
1953-55
13/26-28 2089-029
Other
1955-86, undated
Box/Folder Accession
13/29-30 2089-029
Directory
1974-75, 90-91
13/31-32 2089-029
Membership Questionnaires
1982, undated
13/33-14/3 2089-029
Financial Records (includes Audits, Budgets, Statements, Of Receipts And Disbursements, And Per Capita Dues)
1951-89, undated
14/4 2089-029
Financial Notebook
1968-69
14/5-10 2089-029
Ledgers
1959-85
22 2089-029
Exhibit Panels (75th Anniversary) Oversized
1975
14/11 2089-029
Scholarships
1966-88, undated
16 2089-029
Awards And Plaques Oversized
1964-69 82, 1990-91
16 2089-029
Pins
1989, 90, 91, undated
16 2089-029
Film
undated
14/12-16 2089-029
Clippings
various dates
14/17 2089-029
Ephemera
circa 1952-89
14/18-20 2089-029
Miscellany
1980-81, 87, undated
Board Of Directors
Box/Folder Accession
14/21 2089-029
Historical Features
undated
14/22 2089-029
Organizational Features
undated
14/23 2089-029
General Correspondence
1876, 80-84, undated
17/1-14 2089-029
Minutes
1949-86, undated
Lists
Box/Folder Accession
17/15 2089-029
Board Members
1962-63, 73-85, undated
17/16 2089-029
miscellaneous
undated
Box/Folder Accession
17/17 2089-029
Speeches And Writings
1974, 86, undated
17/18 2089-029
Motions
1968-71
17/19 2089-029
Calendars
1982-85
Council House
Box/Folder Accession
17/20 2089-029
Organizational And Historical Features
undated
17/21-23 2089-029
General Correspondence
circa 1967-85, undated
17/24-26 2089-029
Minutes
1971-87
17/27 2089-029
Architectural Drawings
undated
Subject Series
Box/Folder Accession
17/28-29 2089-029
Council House Dedication
1972
17/30 2089-029
Fashion Show Dinner
1968
Box/Folder Accession
17/31 2089-029
Financial Records
1973, 78, 80-85
17/32 2089-029
Clippings
17/33 2089-029
Lists
1969-72, 81, undated
17/34 2089-029
Newsletters
1973, 1975-83
17/35 2089-029
Notes
undated
17/36 2089-029
Calendars
1975, undated
17/37 2089-029
Ephemera
1969, 71, 77, 82, 85
17/38 2089-029
Miscellany
1985, undated
Educational Center
Box/Folder Accession
17/39 2089-029
Incoming Letters
1953-56
17/40 2089-029
Outgoing Letters
1956
17/41 2089-029
Minutes
1953-56, 58
17/42 2089-029
Financial Records
1956-57
17/43 2089-029
Audit Reports
1946, 53
17/44 2089-029
Legal Documents
17/45-46 2089-029
Reports
1952-56
17/47 2089-029
Writings
circa 1945
17/48 2089-029
Programs
1953
17/49 2089-029
Slides
1950-56
Evening Branch
Box/Folder Accession
18/1 2089-029
Historical Features
undated
18/2 2089-029
General Correspondence
circa 1954-87
18/3-18/6 2089-029
Minutes
1951-79
18/7 2089-029
Financial Records
circa 1966-87
18/8 2089-029
Speeches And Writings
1970, 78, 85, undated
18/9 2089-029
Photographs
1961
18/10 2089-029
Calendars
18/11-12 2089-029
Lists
1949, 54, 68-71
18/13-15 2089-029
Newsletters
circa 1968-91
18/16 2089-029
Notes
undated
18/17 2089-029
Programs
1983-85
18/18 2089-029
Flyers
circa 1970-85
18/19 2089-029
Miscellany
undated
Golden Age Club
Box/Folder Accession
18/20 2089-029
Organizational Features
1958, undated
18/21 2089-029
General Correspondence
circa 1960-83, undated
18/22 2089-029
Minutes
circa 1958-78
18/23 2089-029
Reports
1960, 64, 65
18/24 2089-029
Speeches And Writings
circa 1958-65, undated
18/25 2089-029
Financial Records
1965-66, 75, 78, 81
18/26 2089-029
Convention (golden Age Clubs First Regional Convention)
1965
18/27 2089-029
Programs And Invitations
1959, 65-66
18/28 2089-029
Clippings
1963, 65, undated
18/29 2089-029
Miscellany
1960, 63, 65, undated
Box/Folder Accession
18/30-32 2089-029
Law And Justice Task Force
1973-82, undated
Neighborhood House
Box/Folder Accession
18/33 2089-029
Bylaws
undated
18/34 2089-029
General Correspondence
1955-61
18/35 2089-029
Manual
1953-54
18/36 2089-029
Lease
1953
Box/Folder Accession
18/37-38 2089-029
Po'olot Group
1979-84, undated
18/39 2089-029
Preschool Nursery
1964-65
Thrift Shop
Box/Folder Accession
18/40 2089-029
Organizational Features
1958
18/41-43 2089-029
General Correspondence
circa 1950-87, undated
18/44 2089-029
General Correspondence - Denis Bousquet
1978
18/45 2089-029
Minutes
1958-59, 62, 78, undated
18/46 2089-029
Appraisals (furs)
1985-86
18/47 2089-029
Flyers
1950, 54, 59, undated
18/48 2089-029
Speeches And Writings
1958, 86, undated
18/49 2089-029
Reports
1954-57, 68-69, 86
18/50-19/11 2089-029
Financial Records
1951-53, 58-86, undated
19/12 2089-029
Cash Book
1984-86
19/13 2089-029
Notes
undated
19/14 2089-029
Lists
undated
Subject Series
Box/Folder Accession
19/15 2089-029
Men's Luncheon
1970-80
19/16 2089-029
Raffle
1985
19/17 2089-029
Seattle. Pike Place Historical Commission
1978
19/18 2089-029
Seattle. Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority
1976, 84, undated
19/19-20 2089-029
Thrift Shops from Other Sections
circa 1984
Box/Folder Accession
19/21 2089-029
Calendars
1959-60, undated
19/22 2089-029
Newsletters
1958-59, 78
19/23 2089-029
Clippings
various dates
19/24 2089-029
Coupons
undated
19/25 2089-029
Leases
1955, 57, 73, 81
19/26 2089-029
Manual
1974
19/27 2089-029
Ephemera
circa 1951-81
19/28 2089-029
Miscellany
undated
Box/Folder Accession
19/29 2089-029
Day Care Committee
1982-84
Future Planning Committee
Box/Folder Accession
19/30 2089-029
Organizational Features
undated
19/31 2089-029
General Correspondence
1962, 63, 67, 68
19/32-34 2089-029
Minutes
circa 1958-81, undated
19/35 2089-029
Membership Lists
1970-81, undated
19/36 2089-029
Notes
undated
19/37 2089-029
Miscellany
undated
Box/Folder Accession
19/38-39 2089-029
Juvenile Justice Task Force Committee
circa 1974-79, undated
19/40 2089-029
New Projects Committee
circa 1963
19/41 2089-029
Nominating Committee
circa 1966-85
19/42 2089-029
Program Committee
1976-77
19/43 2089-029
Public Affairs Committee
1976-78
19/44 2089-029
Scholarship Committee
circa 1956-73
Books Mercaz
Box/Folder Accession
19/45 2089-029
Organizational Features
circa 1983-85
19/46 2089-029
General Correspondence
1981-85
19/47 2089-029
Minutes
1981-85
19/48 2089-029
Financial Records
1981-85
19/49 2089-029
Lease
1982
19/50 2089-029
Clippings
circa 1983-85
19/51 2089-029
Miscellany
circa 1981-85
Box/Folder Accession
19/52 2089-029
Coalition Of Volunteer Organizations Of The Puget Sound Area. Volunteer Certification Board
1974, 76, undated
19/53-54 2089-029
Developmental Learning Program For Visually Impaired Infants
circa 1974-83
20/1-3 2089-029
Women In Community Service (wics)
1969 ,82-83
National Council Of Jewish Women
Box/Folder Accession
20/4 2089-029
Bylaws
1965-67
20/5-7 2089-029
General Correspondence
1960-87, undated
Minutes
Box/Folder Accession
20/8 2089-029
National Field Service Committee
1962
20/9 2089-029
National Membership Committee
1961-63
20/10 2089-029
National Nominating Committee
1963
Box/Folder Accession
20/11 2089-029
Reports
1959-60, 63, undated
20/12-13 2089-029
Speeches And Writings
1961-63, undated
Conferences And Conventions
Box/Folder Accession
20/14-15 2089-029
22nd National Convention
1957
20/16-19 2089-029
24th National Convention
1961
20/20 2089-029
70th Anniversary Convention
1963
Box/Folder Accession
20/21 2089-029
News Releases
1977, 83
20/22-23 2089-029
Journal
1978-87
20/24-25 2089-029
Newsletters
circa 1962-82
20/26 2089-029
Resolutions
1971-75, 87
20/27 2089-029
Lists
circa 1961-64, undated
20/28 2089-029
Campaign Notes
1962-63
Subject Series
Box/Folder Accession
20/29 2089-029
Founder's Day
undated
20/30 2089-029
Hebrew University
20/31 2089-029
Impact of the Adult World on Youth
1958-60
20/32 2089-029
Joint Y.W.C.A./NCJW Meeting
1962
20/33 2089-029
Schools for Community Action
20/34 2089-029
Tours
1968, 70, 75
20/35 2089-029
Youth employment
Box/Folder Accession
20/36-38 2089-029
Handbooks And Manuals
1955-58, 78, 84, 91, undated
20/39 2089-029
Directories
1978, 91
20/40 2089-029
Notes
undated
20/41 2089-029
Ephemera
various dates
20/42 2089-029
Miscellany
various dates
Box/Folder Accession
8, 15, 16, 21, 22 2089-029
Oversized Material (as Described Above).

Accession No. 2089-030: National Council of Jewish Women, Seattle Section records, 1983-1995Return to Top

2.34 cubic feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content: Board minutes, newsletters (1983-1985, 1992-1995), financial records, correspondence, press releases, membership directories, scrapbooks, photographs.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Bea Simon, 2/22/1996.

Accession No. 2089-031: National Council of Jewish Women, Seattle Section records, 1957-1995Return to Top

1.84 cubic feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content: Historical features, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, legal records, certificates, project files and other related material. Approximately half of the records relate to the SHIP-A-BOX Project, through which the organization sent toys and other items to schools and other institutions in Israel.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Emily Shaffer, 2/5/1998.

Accession No. 2089-032: National Council of Jewish Women, Seattle Section records, 1939-2009Return to Top

2 cubic feet of textual materials, photographs and two films (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Contains minutes, administration and program files, 1956-2000; minutes and administration files from the Evening Branch, 1939-1990; and the Bulletin newsletter, 1983-2009. Also contains photographs from Seattle Section events, 1996-1999 and two films.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

The films are not accessible due to preservation concerns. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for more information.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

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

Acquisition Info: Donor: Emily Shaffer, January 1, 1997, July 25, 2000, and July 19, 2011.

Accession No. 2089-033: National Council of Jewish Women, Seattle Section records, 1967-1972, 1986, 1992, 2005-2009Return to Top

0.42 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Includes administrative records, board meeting minutes, policies, operations information, and programs and brochures from the 2009 "Hats Off to a Century of Scholarship!" program. Includes a 1986 "Field Research Kit for Mothers in the Workplace" study. Includes fliers, correspondence, clippings, and photographs and other materials from 1967-1972 related to the construction and fundraising of the Council House Retirement Residence. The Council House is a low-income housing project located at 1501 17th Avenue in Seattle.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donor: Sandy Kraus, June 13, 2013.

Accession No. 2089-034: National Council of Jewish Women, Seattle Section records, 1976-2004Return to Top

1 cubic ft (1 carton)

Scope and Content: Contains membership lists, rosters, administration and program files from 1981-2003. Also contains seven 3.5" floppy discs with Shalom Bayit administrative and program files from 2002-2004.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Sandy Kraus, 2014-03-13

Accession No. 2089-035: National Council of Jewish Women, Seattle Section records, 1979-2014Return to Top

.42 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Includes information and correspondence concerning NCJW Seattle Section programs and activities including "Youth '90's: A Youth Awareness Day" (1989), "Options for the '90's" publication and programming on work/family issues for women, "Collector's Closet," "Hello Israel" programming for Seattle Public Schools, and Seattle Section-sponsored events such as Shabbat services, film screenings, etc. Also includes minutes from Board meetings, legislative advocacy information, and information on Neighborhood House in Seattle.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Sandra R. Kraus, 2014-10-28

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 2089-035
Reports from delegates to conventions and institutes
1979, undated
1/2 2089-035
Correspondence and information concerning Program Support quota requirements
1986-1996
1/3 2089-035
Restated articles of incorporation and historical information for Neighborhood House
1986, 1999
1/4 2089-035
"Youth 90's: A Youth Awareness Day" planning information
1989
1/5 2089-035
"Youth 90's: A Youth Awareness Day" planning information
1989
1/6 2089-035
"Collector's Closet" event planning
1989-1991
2/1 2089-035
Shabbat services sponsored by NCJW Seattle Section
1990-1991
2/2 2089-035
Flyers, clippings and correspondences on "Options for the '90's" publication and programming on work/family issues
1996
2/3 2089-035
NCJW Washington State Legislature legislative priorities and other policy statements
1989, 1996-1997, 1999, 2013
2/4 2089-035
Newsletters and other information for Young Women's Council of NCJW Seattle Section
1998-1999
2/5 2089-035
"Hello Israel" programming for Seattle Public Schools
1998-1999
2/6 2089-035
Agenda and flyer for Advocacy Day 2000: Patient Rights in Health Care: Issues to Action.
2000
2/7 2089-035
NCJW Seattle Section sponsorship of screening of film "Miss Representation"
2012
2/8 2089-035
Event programs
1990-1991, 2013-2014
2/9 2089-035
Post-secondary school scholarships
2013
2/10 2089-035
Agendas and minutes
2013-2014

Accession No. 2089-036: National Council of Jewish Women, Seattle Section records, 1943-1990Return to Top

1 folder

Scope and Content: Historical information about the Seattle Section of the NCJW, program for NCJW's 90th anniversary celebration at which Julia Feuerberg was honored (1990), an annual installation dinner summary (1961), and handwritten sheet of minutes from the Council of Jewish Juniors, an auxiliary to the NCJW (1943).

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Sandra R. Kraus

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Charities--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jews--Charities
  • Corporate Names :
  • Caroline Kline Galland Home for the Aged (Seattle, Wash.)
  • National Council of Jewish Women. Seattle Section--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Bornstein, Julia (creator)
    • Carrol, Dawn (creator)
    • Cohen, Tina (creator)
    • Fagan, Timmie (creator)
    • Feuerberg, Julie (creator)
    • Israel, Virginia (creator)
    • Rogers, Mrs. Fred (creator)
    • Silverman, Goldie (creator)
    • Zimmerman, Mim (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • American Jewish Relief Committee for Sufferers from the War (creator)
    • Books Mercaz (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Educational Center (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Joint Distribution Committee of the American Funds for Jewish War Sufferers (creator)
    • Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Settlement House (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • United States. Bureau of Immigration (creator)
    • University Settlement Society of New York (creator)
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)
    • Women in Community Service (U.S.) (creator)