B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation records, 1932-2017  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation (University of Washington)
Title
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation records
Dates
1932-2017 (inclusive)
Quantity
20.93 cubic feet
Collection Number
2338
Summary
Papers of the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation of 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

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Jewish service organization. 1843-. 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 12 German Jews in New York, B'nai B'rith had 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 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. Hillel was present at the University of Washington as early as 1941, but B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation was formally incorporated on September 4, 1947. A center of Jewish activity off-campus, it offers Jewish students a deeper understanding of their heritage, strengthens their identification with Jewish life, and serves as a contact point with the academic community.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Historical/organizational features, correspondence, minutes, financial records, news releases, publicity materials, program reports, newsletters, and papers of Rabbi Jacobovitz.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Consult the restrictions governing use for each accession listed below.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 2338-001: B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation records, 1946-1954Return to Top

0.42 cubic feet
Arrangement: Arranged as received.

Scope and Content: Correspondence, especially of building committee, 1946-1954; proposed Judaic Studies program, University of Washington, 1969-1970.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: The creators' literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donor: B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation, UW Seattle, August 20, 1974.

Accession No. 2338-002: B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation records, 1932-1984Return to Top

8.28 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Historical/organizational features, correspondence, minutes, financial records, news releases, mailings, program reports, newsletters.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: The creators' literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donor: B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation, UW Seattle, September 01, 1988.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 2338-002
Historical and Organizational Features
1977
1 2338-002
Correspondence
General Notes: Much additional correspondence is present in the unsorted boxes 5-9.
1961-1983
1, 3 2338-002
Financial Records and Budgets
1954-1975
2 2338-002
Financial Records
1978-1984
3 2338-002
Annual Reports
1949-1962
3 2338-002
News Releases
1975-1976
3 2338-002
Program Reports
1955-1969
3-4 2338-002
Mailings and Flyers
1966-1981
4 2338-002
Newsletters
1941-1954
4 2338-002
Conferences and Conventions
1932
5-9 2338-002
Unsorted Material
Scope and Content: Correspondence and minutes, Board of Directors files, and other record series are scattered through these boxes, which have not yet been organized.
1947-1984

Accession No. 2338-003: B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation records, 1963-1981Return to Top

8.92 cubic feet
Arrangement: Arranged as received.

Scope and Content: Accession includes files kept by Rabbi Jacobovitz as director of Hillel Foundation; these are a mixture of official Hillel records and of his own papers.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights for records of the Hillel Foundation have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries. The literary rights of Rabbi Jacobovitz are retained by his heirs.

Separated Material: The photographs that formed part of this collection were transferred to Visual Materials in December, 1990.

Acquisition Info: Donor: B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation, UW Seattle, July 18, 1990.

Description

Accession No. 2338-004: B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation records, 1959-1997Return to Top

2.52 cubic feet (6 boxes)
Arrangement: Arranged as received.

Scope and Content: Minutes, correspondence, newsletters, publicity materials, reports, program files, and scrapbook materials documenting the activities of B'nai B'rith Hillel at University of Washington.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donor: Jill McAdams, September 26, 2000 and June 15, 2004.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 2338-004
Flyers, newsletters, announcements
1990s
Advertisements
1970s, 1990s
Daily ads
1984-85, 1989
Certificate of Accreditation
1993
Distinguished Service Award to Rabbit Jacobovitz
1965
2 2338-004
Campus Review Report to Jewish Federation
1982
News clippings
Hillel philosophy and goals
1985
Hiller personnel code
1988
Israel trip
1997
BO Manuel
1980s
Newsletters and calendar of events
3 2338-004
Board meeting minutes
1989-1990
Hillel history
1955-2000
Embezzlement files
1979-1980
4 2338-004
Israel trip
1994-1995
Grads Plus
1992
Israel and the Middle East - Seminar
1962
5 2338-004
Meeting minutes
1990
BB Hillel Information sheets
1990
Board retreat materials
1990
Membership lists
1990-1991
Newsletters
6 2338-004
Scrapbook materials
1959-1960
General publicity
1985-1987
News clippings
undated

Accession No. 2338-005: B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation records, 1945-2017Return to Top

.79 cubic feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, invitations, newsletters, minutes, calendars, activities, membership, 2 VHS

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Rabbi Oren Hayon, Ernest Steifel, 2014-09-19

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 2338-005
Activities and events
Scope and Content: Recognition metal sheet, "Friends of Hillel" newsletters, calendars, activities, flyers for social events, invitations, retreats, membership lists, correspondence, audit report.
1947-2016
2 2338-005
Organizational materials
Scope and Content: History of B'nai B'rith, correspondence, member survey, minutes, lists of officers and board of trustees, invitations, VHS: "First Hillel at U of W, 1947", "1950s Construction of First Hillel Bldg"
1945-2017

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Jewish philanthropists--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Corporate Names :
  • B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation (University of Washington)--Archives
  • B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation (University of Washington)--Congresses
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business correspondence
  • Ephemera
  • Minutes (Records)
  • Newsletters
  • Records (Documents)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington) (host institution)
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)

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)