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JCA: Glenwood ORT Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR002620

Scope and Content

The bulk of materials relates to the organization’s internal operations and programming, including photographs, program fliers, newsletters, and meeting minutes, dating back to their origin in 1962. The Glennwood ORT collection was donated to the archives in self-adhesive photo albums. The albums contained all the materials relating to the organization’s history. Because of the length of the time the documents and photographs had been in the books, we found that a majority of materials could not be removed without doing significant harm. The decision was made to keep the pages intact, but remove them from the album. However, the scrapbooks covering 1962 to 1976 were pasted in bound albums and could not be taken apart. Therefore, Box 4 contains the two intact albums, along with objects given with the collection. Other than Box 4, the materials are arranged in chronological order.

Dates

  • 1962 - 2011

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

History

Women's American ORT (WAO) was founded October 12, 1927, to assist ORT in providing financial support to the ORT program serving Eastern European Jews. ORT’s mission is to strengthen communities throughout the world through education. Glennwood, a chapter of Women’s American ORT Michigan Region, formed on April 3, 1962, in the Detroit area. It received its charter from New York and formed under the auspices of Town and Country ORT. Glennwood was named in honor of astronaut John Glenn, and at its inception had twenty-three members. In the early days this chapter supported the ORT School of Engineering in Jerusalem. They continue to support all ORT schools. A large portion of the money they raised went to M.O.T (Maintenance ORT Training), which supports schools, provides teacher training, materials and equipment, classrooms and laboratories. In 1975 Glenwood ORT received the Education Award given by the Michigan Region WAO. They have followed ORT International’s common causes to help Jewish people better themselves and helped to educate people around the world.

Extent

4 Linear Feet (4 MB)

Abstract

Women's American ORT (WAO) was founded October 12, 1927, to assist ORT in providing financial support to the ORT program serving Eastern European Jews. ORT’s mission is to strengthen communities throughout the world through education. Glennwood, a chapter of Women’s American ORT Michigan Region, formed on April 3, 1962, in the Detroit area. It received its charter from New York and formed under the auspices of Town and Country ORT. Glennwood was named in honor of astronaut John Glenn, and at its inception had twenty-three members. In the early days this chapter supported the ORT School of Engineering in Jerusalem. They continue to support all ORT schools. A large portion of the money they raised went to M.O.T (Maintenance ORT Training), which supports schools, provides teacher training, materials and equipment, classrooms and laboratories. In 1975 Glenwood ORT received the Education Award given by the Michigan Region WAO. They have followed ORT International’s common causes to help Jewish people better themselves and helped to educate people around the world. The bulk of materials relates to the organization’s internal operations and programming, including photographs, program fliers, newsletters, and meeting minutes, dating back to their origin in 1962.

Arrangement

Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

Deposited by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit on March 30, 2015, as part of the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives.

Related Materials

Jewish Community Archives (JCA) collections at the Reuther Library.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by staff of the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives on March 5, 2015.

Creator

Title
Guide to the JCA: Glennwood ORT Records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by staff of Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives
Date
2015-03-05
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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