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Finding Aid to the Emanu-El Residence Club of San Francisco records, 1894-1969
BANC MSS 2010/717  
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Series 1 Board of Directors. 1894-1969

Physical Description: Carton 1, Folders 1-21

Scope and Content Note

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.
 

Series 2 Executive Director Correspondence. 1910-1969

Physical Description: Carton 1, Folders 22-25

Scope and Content Note

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).
 

Series 3 Resident Girls Application Cards. circa 1910-1969

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

Scope and Content Note

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

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically as follows: Carton 6: A-G. Carton 7: H-R. Carton 8: R-Z.

Note

These cards were indexed in 2003 by the historian Ms. Mary Ann Irwin and her intern, Jesse Singles. Please contact Magnes Collection staff for information.
 

Series 4 Resident Financial Statements. 1930-1969

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

Scope and Content Note

This series contains ledger sheets from the 1930s and from the 1950s recording payments and charges to the residents.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically and alphabetically as follows: Carton 8: 1930-1940, A-G. Carton 9: 1930-1940, T-Z; 1951-1959, A-D. Carton 10: 1951-1959, E-Z; 1960-1969, A-H. Box 1: 1960-1969, J-Z. Box 2: 1960-1969, A-Z assorted.
 

Series 5 Resident Correspondence. circa 1950-1969

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

Scope and Content Note

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: A-E; Carton 2: F-Z.
 

Series 6 Resident, Other. 1917-1969

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

Scope and Content Note

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.
 

Series 7 Building. 1918-1965

Physical Description: Carton 3, Folders 12-22

Scope and Content Note

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).
 

Series 8 Program, General. 1918-1965

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

Scope and Content Note

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).
 

Series 9 Scrapbooks. 1941-1967

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

Scope and Content Note

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.
 

Series 10 Photographs. circa 1910-1956

Physical Description: Box 3, Folders 2-10; Oversize Box 2, Folders 1-2

Scope and Content Note

This series includes 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 includes oversize photographs of Seders (circa 1914-1923) and oversize group photographs (circa 1914-1940).
 

Series 11 Financial. 1923-1969

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

Scope and Content Note

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).