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JCA: Detroit Mizrachi Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR001696
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.

Dates

  • 1936 - 1982
  • Majority of material found within 1960 - 1975

Creator

Language of Materials

Material primarily in English; some documents in Yiddish.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Extent

8 Linear Feet (15 MB, 1 OS)

Abstract

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.

History

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.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged mostly chronologically; the last two boxes contain the oldest materials.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library.

Creator

Title
Guide to the JCA: Detroit Mizrachi Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA