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Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Post 31 (Lynn, Mass.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-567

Scope and Content Note

This collection holds scrapbooks, newsletters, and financial reports from Jewish War Veteran Post 31 in Lynn, Massachusetts. The three scrapbooks contain event notices, programs, invitations, photographs, postcards, newspaper clippings, and correspondence between various organizations and businesses in the area. Vet-o-gram newsletters provide information on local community events and news about the veterans and their families. This collection also includes documents and photographs the Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore used in 1991 for an exhibit on Jewish World War II veterans. In addition, box two contains a banner for Post 31, a shirt, two hats, tie and a belt from a uniform as well as two name plaques for Sergeant Morris Goller, who served in World Wars I and II.

Dates

  • undated, 1954-2000

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for researcher use. Please contact us to request access or to make an appointment to view this collection at jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of this collection. For more information contact jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Historical Note

The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America was founded in New York City in 1896 by Civil War veterans, and since then many smaller chapters have been formed around the country. The goal of these organizations is to foster patriotism and a sense of continued community among veterans who share the Jewish faith. This collection focuses on the Massachusetts North Shore, specifically Post 31 in Lynn, which was founded in the early 1950s. The JWV chapters of the North Shore also had auxiliary chapters for women. Members enjoyed events and participated in charity efforts, often with other local organizations, and organized parades for Memorial Day and Veterans Day. In 1991, Jewish veteran organizations in the North Shore area put together an exhibit on Jewish war veterans in World War II.

References

  1. Materials from the collection.
  2. Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America http://www.jwv.org/

Chronology

1896
Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America was founded in Washington D.C.
1917-1918
Formation of Jewish Welfare Board.
1925
First publication of The Jewish Veteran newspaper.
1928
Ladies Auxiliaries were established
Early 1950s
Lynn Post 31 JWV chapter founded
1991
Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore hold exhibit on WWII Jewish War Veterans

Extent

2 linear feet (2 document boxes)

Abstract

This collection contains scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, newsletters, photographs, and event flyers from the Jewish War Veterans chapter in Lynn, MA, which was founded in the 1950s. The documents provide information on the organization’s purpose and activities. Some information on Jewish War Veterans organizations and their Ladies Auxiliaries in the general North Shore area can also be found in this collection. In 1991, an exhibit was held in the North Shore about the Jewish veterans from the area, and materials from that exhibit are included here as well.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore in 2013.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Raykhtsaum, 2015
Title
Guide to the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Post 31 (Lynn, Mass.) Records, I-567
Author
Processed by Sarah Raykhtsaum
Date
2015
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society Repository

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