JCA: Detroit Mizrachi Records
Scope and Content
The papers in this collection consist primarily of correspondence to and from the Detroit Mizrachi organization. The bulk of the papers cover a fifteen-year period from 1960 through 1975. Correspondence deals with Zionist efforts within the community and the nation, youth camp projects and the varied activities of the organization. A small portion of the material consists of correspondence and documents from the 1930s and 1940s.
- 1936 - 1982
- Majority of material found within 1960 - 1975
- Mizrachi (Organization)
Language of Materials
Material primarily in English; some documents in Yiddish.
Collection is open for research.
Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library
Rules for Use of Archival Materials.
Mizrachi is a religious Zionist organization. Support for Zionism began in Detroit as early as 1903. By 1930, support for this movement in gathering Jews in Palestine was strong and increased in the wake of World War II and Nazi persecution. The organization also focused on efforts to rebuild a Jewish state.
8 Linear Feet (15 MB, 1 OS)
The Detroit Mizrachi Records documents the activities of the Zionist organization, Detroit Mizrachi. Primarily composed of correspondence, the papers relate to national and Detroit community Zionist efforts and Jewish youth camps.
Folders are arranged mostly chronologically; the last two boxes contain the oldest materials.
Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.
- Guide to the JCA: Detroit Mizrachi Records
- Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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