Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Post 31 (Lynn, Mass.) Records
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.
- undated, 1954-2000
Language of Materials
The collection is in English.
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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.
- Materials from the collection.
- Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America http://www.jwv.org/
- Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America was founded in Washington D.C.
- Formation of Jewish Welfare Board.
- First publication of The Jewish Veteran newspaper.
- Ladies Auxiliaries were established
- Early 1950s
- Lynn Post 31 JWV chapter founded
- Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore hold exhibit on WWII Jewish War Veterans
2 linear feet (2 document boxes)
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.
Located in Boston, Mass.
Donated by the Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore in 2013.
Processed by Sarah Raykhtsaum, 2015
- Artifacts (object genre)
- Beverly (Mass.)
- Boston (Mass.)
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Financial statements
- Goller, Morris
- Gordon, Leo L.
- Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore (Lynn, Mass.)
- Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Post 31 (Lynn, Mass.)
- Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America. Ladies Auxiliary (Beverly, Mass.)
- Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Inc.
- Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Inc. National Ladies Auxiliary
- Lynn (Mass.)
- North Shore (Mass. : Coast)
- Guide to the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Post 31 (Lynn, Mass.) Records, I-567
- Processed by Sarah Raykhtsaum