B'nai B'rith Hillel photograph collection, 1934-1989  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
B'nai B'rith Hillel
Title
B'nai B'rith Hillel photograph collection
Dates
1934-1989 (inclusive)
1940s (bulk)
Quantity
378 photographic prints (2 boxes) ; various sizes
Collection Number
PH0912
Summary
Photographs of student activities and functions of the B'nai B'rith Hillel at the University of Washington
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

The collection is open to the public.

Additional Reference Guides

Languages
English


Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

B'nai B'rith, which means "sons of the covenant," is the oldest and largest American Jewish service organization. Founded in 1843, as Bundes Bruder by twelve German Jews in New York, B'nai B'rith has as its purpose "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 man-made disasters. Other projects are youth organizations, orphanages, hospitals, libraries, vocational-training programs, and Hillel religious facilities at U.S. colleges. Local chapters meet in cities around the nation.

Hillel was created in 1923 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and adopted by B'nai B'rith the following year, enabling Hillel to grow into the world’s largest Jewish campus organization. The B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation at the University of Washington was founded in 1940. The University of Washington Hillel offers programming for undergraduates and post-college Jewish young adults in their twenties.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection documents many Hillel activities including luncheons, dinners, meetings, ceremonies, and dances.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

B'nai B'rith Hillel Activities I, 1943-1949Return to Top

The item numbers listed were added by volunteers when the collection was received, and do not represent what the final numbering system will be, or order of the collection, as not all prints are numbered.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/1 1-9
Rabbi Samuel Horowitz, Dedication of Miller Memorial Room, Simhath Torah dinner, Ahuvah Ben Brith
1948-1949
½ 10-18
Passover Seder
1949
1/3 19-26
Luncheon and dinner for Rabbi Arthur Lelyveld
1947-1948
1/4 27-35
Evening service, Luncheon for Pierre Van Paassen, Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority house, Hillel Choir, Philip Tworoger
1943, 1947, 1948
1/5 36-43
Hillel activities; meetings, ceremonies, dance
circa 1947
1/6 44-51
Hillel activities, Rabbi DeSola Pool, A.L. Sachor
circa 1947
1/7 52-59
Hillel activities, group portrait, wrapping books for shipping
Photo 54 is a duplicate of photo 39.
circa 1944-45
1/8 60-67
Hillel activities, student dance, Jewish Book Month display
1944-47
1/9 68-84
Hillel student functions
circa 1940s
1/10 85-101
Hillel student functions
circa 1942-43
1/11 102-118
Hillel student functions, victory garden
circa1941-42
1/12 119-135
Hillel student functions, Frosh Hillel Council
circa 1941-44
1/13 136-150
Hillel student functions, baseball game
circa 1941-42
1/14
Hillel choir, Purim Ball queen and her court
Three photographs, souvenir dance booklet.
circa 1956-1957
1/15
Probably Rabbi Jacabovitz in uniform, at various functions
Five photographs.
undated

B'nai B'rith Hillel Activities IIReturn to Top

The item numbers listed were added by volunteers when the collection was received, and do not represent what the final numbering system will be, or order of the collection, as not all prints are numbered.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
2/1 1-19
Portraits including Hillel directors, Hillel student council presidents, Hillel corporation presidents
1949-1958
2/2 1-15
Portraits including Hillel directors, Student council presidents
1940-1956
2/3-6 1-35
Hillel activities including lecture, luncheon, presentations
undated

B'nai B'rith Hillel Activities IIIReturn to Top

The item numbers listed were added by volunteers when the collection was received, and do not represent what the final numbering system will be, or order of the collection, as not all prints are numbered.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
2/7 1-9
Activities including presentations, luncheons, dinner, and people
undated, 1949, circa 1960
2/8 10-18
Activities including presentations, luncheons, dinner, and people
1961, 1967
2/9 19-27
Activities including presentations, luncheons, dinner, and people
circa 1960s
2/10 28-36
Burning of the mortgage at Hillel, Susie Michael and Maurice Friedman
1950,1967
2/11 37-43
Activities including presentations, luncheons, dinner, and people
circa 1950s
2/12 44-50
25th anniversary for Rabbi
undated
2/13 52-57
Presentations, Susie Michael and Maurice Friedman
circa 1950s, 1960s

B'nai B'rith Hillel Activities IVReturn to Top

The item numbers listed were added by volunteers when the collection was received, and do not represent what the final numbering system will be, or order of the collection, as not all prints are numbered.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
2/14 1-22
Activities including music, buffet dinner, and outdoor evening on campus
There is also a packet of negatives in this folder.
1956, 1971, undated

B'nai B'rith Hillel Activities VReturn to Top

The item numbers listed were added by volunteers when the collection was received, and do not represent what the final numbering system will be, or order of the collection, as not all prints are numbered.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
2/15 1-8
Hillel activities including student council meeting, drama production, protest against French arms embargo to Israel
1956, circa 1960, 1969
2/16 9-15
Hillel activities including presentation, U.S. Army soldiers at Hillel
undated

B'nai B'rith Hillel Activities VIReturn to Top

The item numbers listed were added by volunteers when the collection was received, and do not represent what the final numbering system will be, or order of the collection, as not all prints are numbered.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
2/17 1-9
Rabbi Jacabovitz surprise party
May 23, 1972
2/18 1-8
Hillel office, dance at Hillel,
1959, circa 1960s
2/19 9-16
Hillel presentations, dinners
circa 1960s

B'nai B'rith Hillel Activities VIIReturn to Top

The item numbers listed were added by volunteers when the collection was received, and do not represent what the final numbering system will be, or order of the collection, as not all prints are numbered.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
2/20 1-12
Succoth, Passover Seder, dancing, Hanukkah
undated, 1969, 1970
2/21 36-39
Group portrait of Rabbis, Hillel dance
undated
2/22 40-52
Rabbi in office (probably James Mirel), Hillel baseball team
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)