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Emma Lazarus Jewish Women's Clubs of Los Angeles Records, 1945-1980
MSS 026  
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Series 1. Administration and Publications, 1945-1951

Physical Description: 14 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes correspondence, minutes, annual souvenir journals of the ELJWCLA, and publications of the national Federation. The general correspondence provides an indication of cooperative relations between the ELJWCLA and Jewish and progressive organizations active in Los Angeles in the 1950's.
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Los Angeles Council

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General Correspondence, 1951-1962, n.d.

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Minutes, 1964-1967, n.d.

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Financial records, 1957, 1959

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Annual Souvenir Journals, 1956-1960

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Annual Souvenir Journals, 1960-1963

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Annual Souvenir Journals, 1964-1968

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Annual Souvenir Journals, 1969-1970, 1972

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Annual Souvenir Journals, 1974, 1976-1977

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Annual Souvenir Journals, 1978-1979

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Los Angeles Jewish Organizations Publications, 1955, 1959-1960, n.d.

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National Federation, New York

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The Torch of the Emma Lazarus Division Jewish People's Fraternal Order, March, 1950

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The Lamp, 1952-1955

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The Lamp, 1956-1960

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The Emma Lazarus Bulletin, April 1945, September 1951

 

Series 2. Activities, Programs, Projects, 1950-1980

Physical Description: 17 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes records of cultural programs produced by the ELJWCLA, and the resources used in planning activities. There are some materials of organizations to which the ELJWCLA made financial contributions.
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Freedom's Lamp, 50 years of New Colossus, 1951,1953, n.d.

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To Dwell Together, 300 years of Jewish Settlement in USA, 1953-1955

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Civil War Centennial - Pictorial Panel Highlighting Jewish Participation, 1961-1963, n.d.

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Valley Peace Center, n.d.

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Community Affairs Participation, 1956-1958, 1960-1961, 1963, n.d.

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Ernestine Rose and the Battle for Human Rights, 1959-1960

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California Home for the Aged Senior Citizens, 1953, 1955, 1957-1958, 1961, 1963, n.d.

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City Terrace Cultural Center, 1952-1953, 1961

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Jewish Kindershules of Los Angeles / Los Angeles Jewish Children's Schools, 1963-1964, n.d.

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Child Welfare and Education/Textbooks/Progressive Jewish Children's Schools, 1950-1955, 1958, 1965, n.d

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Child Welfare and Education/Textbooks/Progressive Jewish Children's Schools - clippings, 1953, 1955,1956

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General, 1959, 1971, 1973, 1979-1980, n.d.

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Los Angeles Programming materials, 1954-1956, 1961-1962, n.d.

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Walter - McCarran Petition Campaign, 1960, 1962

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Walter - McCarran Act, 1952-1953, 1956, n.d.

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Walter - McCarran Act, 1954-1956, 1958, 1961, 1963-1964, n.d.

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Cultural Activities, New York, 1950-1951, 1954-1957, 1962, 1966-1968

 

Series 3. Black-Jewish Cooperation, 1951-1965

Physical Description: 8 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes correspondence and program materials of African American organizations with which the ELJWCLA worked to promote civil rights and brotherhood in Los Angeles and the United States. Besides the organizations detailed in the folder listing, correspondents in Los Angeles include: Sojourners for Truth and Justice, Los Angeles Negro Labor Council, Woman's Political Study Club of California, Inc., Los Angeles Urban League, NAACP - Los Angeles Branch, Victory Baptist Church, Eastside Settlement House and choral director A.C. Bilbrew. Beyond Los Angeles, the organization corresponded with the Women's Art and Industrial Club, Inc., Regional Council of Negro Leadership, Montgomery Improvement Association, the Mabel V. Gray Progressive Club of Delano, California, and the Southeast Interracial Council. Although spare, the Rosa Lee Ingram file shows the ELJWCLA's participation in a national campaign to demand justice for an African American woman, and two of her sons. The three were accused, in Georgia, of murdering a white man who had made sexual demands on Mrs. Ingram.
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General Correspondence, 1952-1959, n.d.

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California State Association of Colored Women, 1954-1963

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Southwest Region of the National Association of Colored Women, 1955, 1959, 1963

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National Association of Colored Women, 1954-1965

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Taborian Hospital- Mound Bayou, MS / International Order of Twelve Knights and Daughters of Tabor, 1954-1963, n.d.

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Los Angeles Council of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc., 1960-1963

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Eastside Settlement House, 1955, 1957, n.d.

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Rosa Lee Ingram, 1951, 1954, 1955, 1958, n.d.

 

Series 4. Subject files, 1946-1964

Physical Description: 29 folders

Scope and Content Note

This series includes literature and clippings relating to the many areas of action and campaigning in which the ELJWCLA took part. The series is arranged alphabetically by the subject headings used by the organization.
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Anti-Semitism, 1951, 1953-1955, 1960, 1962-1963, n.d.

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Atoms: For War and Peace, H-Bomb, 1954, 1958-1960, n.d.

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Atoms: For War and Peace, H-Bomb - clippings, 1952, 1954-1955, 1960

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Bill of Rights - Constitution, 1955, n.d.

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Black Representation - Ballot - clippings, 1954-1956, 1958, n.d.

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Brotherhood - Racism - clippings, 1955-1956, n.d.

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Civil Rights / Civil Liberties, 1954-1955, n.d.

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Civil Rights / Civil Liberties - clippings, 1954-1956, n.d.

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Colonialism - clippings, 1955-1956

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Desegregation - Housing, 1961, 1963, n.d.

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Desegregation - Housing - clippings, 1952, 1955, 1956

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Desegregation - Labor - clippings, 1955-1956, 1958, 1963, n.d.

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Desegregation - Schools - clippings, 1954-1956, 1958

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Desegregation - Schools, 1955-1956, 1960, 1963-1964

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Desegregation - Transportation - clippings, 1955-1956

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Elections, 1952, 1954-1956, 1962

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Elections - clippings, 1952, 1954,1956, 1964, n.d.

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General - clippings, 1954-1955, 1957-1958, 1963, n.d.

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Legislation: 1955-1960

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Peace - Co Existence: Banjung, Geneva, East-West Trade, 1946, 1953-1955, 1957, 1960, n.d.

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Peace - Co Existence: Banjung, Geneva, East-West Trade - clippings, 1954-1956, 1963, n.d.

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SMOG, 1955, n.d.

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SMOG - clippings, 1953-1956, n.d.

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Uncommon Sense, Southern California Council for a SANE Nuclear Policy, KPFK radio scripts, 1962-1963, n.d.

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Universal Military Training, 1955

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Universal Military Training - clippings, 1954-1955, n.d.

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Warsaw Ghetto, 1952, 1954-1955, 1963, n.d.

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Women: International Women's Day - Suffrage - Trade Unions - Status - Other Countries, 1955, 1963-1964, n.d.

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Women: International Women's Day - Suffrage - Trade Unions - Status - Other Countries - clippings, 1952-1956, 1963, n.d.