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Item ID   156547    
Open more fields Accession Number   BANC MSS 2010.739 similar items
Open more fields Other Number   WJHC 1967.011 AR1 (legacy) similar items
·  Number   WJHC 1967.011 AR1 similar items
·  Type   legacy similar items
Level of description   Collection similar items
Open more fields Author/Creator Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay similar items
Title   Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay records similar items
Filing Title   Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay records similar items
Open more fields Date Created   1881 - 1999 similar items
Extent and Quantity   19 cartons, 3 boxes, 7 oversize boxes, and 1 oversize folder (28.2 linear feet) similar items
Open more fields Creation Place   USA, Oakland, California similar items
Biographical History   The Oakland Jewish Relief Federation was founded in 1918 in an attempt to centralize Jewish relief work in the East Bay. The organization later became the Jewish Welfare Federation (JWF) of Alameda County, the Jewish Welfare Federation of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, and finally the Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay. similar items
Scope and Content   The collection consists of the records of the Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay and its predecessor organizations. Included are administrative records, records on Special Projects, records of the various divisions of the Federation, and photographs. Among the administrative records are historical materials on the Federation, including an 1881 history of the Oakland Hebrew Benevolent Society; by-laws; files on anniversary celebrations; president and executive director speeches and reports; president and executive director correspondence; annual reports from 1927 to 1994; and minutes and proceedings of Federation meetings from 1925 to 1982. Special Projects documented in the collection include the following: the Jewish Population Census, Project Renewal, the Americanism Commission, Operation Exodus, the Judah L. Magnes Museum, and the Federation's response to the Oakland Firestorm of 1991. Federation divisions represented in the collection include: the Jewish Welfare Fund; the Oakland Jewish Community Center; the Jewish Community Relations Council; the Jewish Education Council; the Women's Division; the East Bay Armed Forces Committee; the Rummage Shop; Area Councils; the Jewish Family Service; the Jewish Observer; the Home for Jewish Parents, and the Endowment Foundation. The records of the Jewish Observer include copies of the Jewish Observer and its predecessor newspapers dating back to 1922 but mostly from the 1940s through the early 1980s. The records of the Jewish Welfare Fund consist mostly of yearly campaign files. These may include donation information as well as other campaign ephemera and publicity material (with particularly interesting files from the years during and just preceding World War II). The records of the Jewish Family Service include a history of the division and some materials from its predecessor bodies, the Family Welfare Committee and the Daughters of Israel Relief Committee and Fruit and Flower Mission. similar items
Scope and Content   The photographs in the collection consist mostly of images of individuals, annual meetings, and events from circa 1960-1980. There are, however, some early (circa 1920) photographs of the Federation building. There are also photographs and a photo album of activities and events at the Oakland Jewish Community Center from 1924 through 1942. similar items
Link to this Item   http://magnesalm.org/notebook_fext.asp?site=magnes&book=156547 similar items
Link to OCLC WorldCat   http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/84668832    
Link to UC Berkeley OskiCat   http://oskicat.berkeley.edu/record=b18556693~S1    
Link to Magnes.org   http://www.magnes.org/collections/archives/western-jewish-americana/jewish-federation-greater-east-bay-records-1881-1999    
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