Scope and Contents
This collection documents the activities of the Niagara Falls chapter of Hadassah, an American-Jewish women’s volunteer organization. The records consist mainly of correspondence, event and program materials, membership records, minutes, their collected publications, and memorabilia.
Significant membership information is stored in Subseries F: Membership of Series I. Annual membership lists, board of directors lists, information regarding membership withdrawal and membership dispositions, and the other Jewish community membership lists and membership directories in Niagara Falls are documented. The chapter’s membership list 1978-1979 and 1986-1987 are also in MS 202 The Jewish Federation of Niagara Falls Records, circa 1930-2001.
Members' Individual Files of Series II contain past presidents' files (Leila Kahn and Arrene Karmer). Each subseries was originally housed under their names. Correspondence from regional representatives, history, manuals, and procedures of the organization are housed. Coverage years do not only span their presidencies.
Series III houses their own chapter newsletter addressed to their members, clippings from the Niagara Falls Gazette that record their events and programs/activities, and collected publications from Hadassah's main office in New York City.
- From the Collection: Hadassah, Women's Zionist Organization of America. Niagara Chapter (Organization)
Terms of Access
The Records of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America Niagara Chapter (bulk 1953-1989) are open for research. There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this collection.
From the Collection: 3 Linear Feet (5 manuscript boxes, 4 flat files)
Language of Materials