Jecomen Club (Lynn, Mass.) Records
Scope and Content Note
The Jecomen Club records contain materials describing the proceedings and activities of the club’s leadership and members. Administrative records include meeting minutes and notices, correspondence, membership rosters, and memos discussing Jecomen policies. Member activities and Jecomen-sponsored events are documented in newspaper clippings. Several photographs and program books depict the annual theatrical production, performed to raise funds for the Jecomen scholarship. Collection and distribution of funds from this scholarship is noted in correspondence between members of the organization and area high schools.
- undated, 1925-1945
- Jecomen Club (Lynn, Mass.) (Organization)
Language of Materials
The collection is in English.
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The Jecomen Club, an abbreviation for Jewish college men, was a fraternal organization established in 1925 and based in Lynn, Massachusetts. Men over the age of twenty-one with a college degree were eligible to apply for membership. In the club’s early years, meetings were often held at the Lynn Y.M.H.A. The group hosted both social and philanthropic events, which included an annual theatrical production to raise money for the Jecomen scholarship fund. The club also hosted tennis matches and dances, and many members participated in a club orchestra. One of the most prominent presidents of the organization was attorney and teacher Israel Bloch, who was integral in the club’s founding, and later, its reorganization in 1937.
- Material from the collection
- The Jecomen Club is established in Lynn, Massachusetts
- Constitution and Bylaws are revised
0.5 linear feet (1 document box)
The Jecomen Club was a fraternal organization established in 1925 and based in Lynn, Massachusetts. Men over the age of twenty-one with a college degree were eligible to apply for membership. The group hosted both social and philanthropic events, including an annual fundraising theatrical production for the Jecomen scholarship fund. The material in the collection describing the club’s operations includes meeting minutes, photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and program books.
Located in Boston, Mass.
Donated by the Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore in 2013.
Processed by Kora Welsh, 2015
- Boston (Mass.)
- Card photographs (photographs)
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Fraternal organizations
- Israel Bloch, 1906-
- Jecomen Club (Lynn, Mass.)
- Lynn (Mass.)
- Membership lists
- Minutes (administrative records)
- Programs (documents)
- Publications (documents)
- Young Men’s Hebrew associations
- Jecomen Club (Lynn, Mass.) Records
- Processed by Kora Welsh