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Emanu-El Residence Club of San Francisco records
BANC MSS 2010/717  
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Series 1:  Board of Directors and Executive Director, 1894-1969

Physical Description: 1 Linear Feet Carton 1, folder 1-25

Scope and Contents

This series contains constitution and by-laws (1902-1962); minutes from meetings of the Sisterhood (1907-1920), its Board of Directors meetings(1941-1969), Executive Committee meetings (1929-1945), and House Council meetings (1966); meeting agendas (1949-1961); Board membership lists; Annual Reports (1894-1909 and 1935-1965); Board Correspondence (1943-1969); a file on Board Luncheons (1944-1969); a postcard announcing public lectures at the Sisterhood's Polyclinic (1904); and a handwritten history of the organization penned by Mrs. A.L. Lengfeld in 1939.
Carton 1, Folder 1-21

Board of Directors files, 1894-1969

 

Series 2:  Executive Director Correspondence, 1910-1969

Scope and Contents

This series contains incoming letters to Executive Director Ethel Feineman mostly from former residents (1910-1923) and correspondence to and from Executive Director Mary Michels (1948-1969).
Carton 1, Folder 22-25

Executive Director correspondence, 1910-1969

 

Series 3:  Resident Girls Application Cards. circa 1910-1969

Physical Description: 3.75 linear feet Cartons 6-7, Carton 8, Folders 1-17

Scope and Contents

This series contains cards with personal and employment information about the residents from the 1920s through the 1940s.
Carton 6

Application cards, A-G 1910-1969

Carton 7

Application cards, H-R 1910-1969

Carton 8, Folder 1-17

Application Cards, R-Z 1910-1969

 

Series 4:  Resident Financial Statements, 1930-1969

Physical Description: 4.25 linear feet Carton 8, Folders 18-20; Cartons 9-10; Boxes 1-2

Scope and Contents

This series contains ledger sheets from the 1930s and from the 1950s recording payments and charges to the residents.
Carton 8, Folder 18-20

Resident financial statements, A-G 1930-1940

Carton 9

Resident financial statements, T-Z 1930-1940

Carton 9

Resident financial statements, A-D 1951-1959

Carton 10

Resident financial statements, E-Z 1951-1959

Carton 10

Resident financial statements, A-H 1960-1969

box 1

Resident financial statements, J-Z 1960-1969

box 2

Resident financial statements, A-Z, assorted 1960-1969

 

Series 5:  Resident Correspondence, circa 1950-1969

Physical Description: 2.5 Linear Feet Carton 1, Folders 26-31; Carton 2, Folders 1-16

Scope and Contents

This series contains incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence between Mary Michels and prospective residents.

Arrangement

The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by applicant surname.
Carton 1, Folder 26-31

Resident correpondence, A-E approximately 1950-1969

Carton 2, Folder 1-16

Resident correspondence, F-Z approximately 1950-1969

 

Series 6:  Resident, Other, 1917-1969

Physical Description: 0 needs updating Carton 2, Folders 17-21; Carton 3, Folders 1-11

Scope and Contents

This series contains files pertaining to the residents including monthly reports from Ethel Feineman from 1917 to 1920, statistics about and lists of the residents from the 1940s to the 1960s, and a petition from residents about the quality of the food in 1938.
Carton 2, Folder 17-21

Resident, other 1917-1969

Carton 3, Folder 1-11

Resident, other 1917-1969

 

Series 7:  Building, 1918-1965

Physical Description: .75 linear feet Carton 3, Folders 12-22

Scope and Contents

This series contains information about the building campaign, building plans, and maintenance related materials. Of special note are a drawing of a pantry shelf and a file of correspondence to the Sisterhood from Julia Morgan (1923).
Carton 3, Folder 12-22

Building files, 1918-1965

 

Series 8:  Program, General, 1918-1965

Physical Description: 1.5 linear feet Carton 3, Folders 23-41; Carton 4, Folders 1-15

Scope and Contents

This series is comprised of information about the Residence's programs including the celebration of holidays, the Soup to Nuts Cookbook written during the depression as a fundraising tool, and lecture programs. Included in this series are miscellaneous office files including surveys of other residence clubs, news clippings, brochures, and evaluation and planning documents (including a 1916 Report of a survey of Jewish communal conditions for the San Francisco Young Men's Hebrew Association).
Carton 3, Folder 23-41

Program 1918-1965

Carton 4, Folder 1-15

Program 1918-1965

 

Series 9:  Scrapbooks, 1921-1967

Physical Description: 1 linear feet Carton 4, Folders 16-18, Box 3, Folder 1; Oversize Box 2, Folder 3

Scope and Contents

The series is comprised of a scrapbook of clippings from 1941-1967; a 50th anniversary scrapbook (1946), which includes congratulatory correspondence and other materials; a folder of scrapbook pages with reflections on the history of the Emanu-El Sisterhood. Oversize Box 2, Folder 3 includes pages from a scrapbook from 1921-1923 and a copy of The Jewish Times from 1923 featuring a story on the new Residence building.
Carton 4, Folder 16-18

Scrapbooks 1941-1967

box 3, Folder 1

Scrapbooks 1941-1967

oversize-box 2, Folder 3

Scrapbooks 1921-1923

Scope and Contents

Pages from a scrapbook from 1921-1923 and a copy of The Jewish Times from 1923 featuring a story on the new Residence building.
 

Series 10:  Photographs. circa 1910-1956

Physical Description: 1 linear feet Box 3, Folders 2-10; Oversize Box 2, Folders 1-2
box 3, Folder 2-10

Photographs, circa 1910-1956

Scope and Contents

Photographs of the Residence building (circa 1930); portraits and group photos of residents (circa 1914-1943); a folder of photographs of Seders and parties at the Residence Club (circa 1916-1956); a folder of photographs of Residence Club theatrical presentations (circa 1929); photographs separated from scrapbooks (circa 1940s-1950s).
oversize-box 2, Folder 1-2

Residence Club Seders (circa 1914-1923) and oversize group photographs, circa 1914-1940

 

Series 11:  Financial, 1916-1969

Physical Description: 2 linear feet Carton 4, Folders 19-39; Carton 5; Boxes 4-5; Oversize Box 1

Scope and Contents

This series contains a variety of financial information including financial reports, investment information, gifts and contributions, and budget materials, and volumes of financial records. Oversize Box 1 includes a cash book (1917-1923) and a purchase register (1916-1918). Carton 5 houses two financial journals (1925, 1968) and two accounts receivable volumes (1964-1968).
Carton 4, Folder 19-39

Financial, 1916-1969

Carton 5

Financial, 1916-1969

box 4

Financial, 1916-1969

box 5

Financial, 1916-1969

oversize-box 1

Cashbook and purchase register, 1916-1923