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Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo records

 Collection — Box: 1-36, 37+-40+, 41
Identifier: MS 225
Records of the Jewish Federation and, because of the Federation's encompassing nature, the some records from affiliated and supported institutions. Local case files on Soviet Jewish immigration created by Jewish Family Service are included. The collection includes a file of the Jewish Federation's newsletter, Federation News.

Dates

  • 1914-2011

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

The Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo Records, 1914-2011, are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

39.94 Linear Feet (35 cartons, 1 half carton, 1 envelope, 4 oversize boxes)

Overview

Records of the Jewish Federation and, because of the Federation's encompassing nature, the some records from affiliated and supported institutions. Local case files on Soviet Jewish immigration created by Jewish Family Service are included. The collection includes a file of the Jewish Federation's newsletter, Federation News.

Historical Note

The Jewish Federation was founded in 1949 when its parent groups, the Jewish Federation for Social Service and the United Jewish Fund merged . The Jewish Federation continues today with a broad mission bringing Jewish people together in Buffalo and the world, providing support to Israel, and promoting local Jewish organizations in Buffalo. Fundraising is significant part of the work of the Jewish Federation with the proceeds of their annual support campaign used for health, education and welfare projects in affiliated and supported organizations. The Jewish Federation also works to combat anti-Semitism and promote tolerance for both Jews and non-Jews all over the world. They were located inside the Jewish Community Center on Delaware Ave., in downtown, Buffalo, New York until January 2012 when they relocated to the JCC Getzville, New York.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in five series:
  1. Administrative Records
  2. Community Relations
  3. Photographs
  4. Publications
  5. Soviet Jewry
Collection is arranged alphabetically and chronologically. Original folder titles and contents maintained whenever possible. Materials requiring legal and oversize boxes are housed at the end of the collection.

Acquisition Information

Collection was received from the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo in 2009, 2010 and 2011. This collection is part of the Jewish Buffalo Archives Project, a collaboration between the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Buffalo and the University Archives in the University Libraries, State University of New York at Buffalo. The Jewish Buffalo Archives Project was founded in late 2007 under the auspices of the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Buffalo with a seed grant from Jewish Philanthropies. The Archives Project collects mainly twentieth century documentation relating to the diverse histories, religious traditions and cultures of Jewish communities within the Greater Buffalo area of Western New York, encompassing the geographic areas of Erie and Niagara Counties and partners with the University Archives at the University at Buffalo to make these records accessible. The collection is housed in the University Archives.

Accruals and Additions

An accrual consisting of Jewish Federation photographs was added in June 2016. No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Materials

Processing Information

Inventoried by Chana Revell Kotzin, January 2012; processed by Erin Verhoef, May 2012. Accrual processed by Chana Revell Kotzin, June 2016. Finding aid updated by Archives staff, June 2016.

Creator

Source

Title
Finding Aid for the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo records
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Erin Verhoef.
Date
2012
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und
Sponsor
The records of the Jewish Federation of Buffalo were surveyed in 2009 with funding from the Documentary Heritage Program of the New York State Archives, a program of the State Education Department. The arrangement and description of the collection was made possible, in part, by a second grant from the Documentary Heritage Program of the New York State Archives in 2011/2012.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

Contact:
420 Capen Hall
Buffalo New York 14260-1674 US
716-645-2916
716-645-3714 (Fax)