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Jecomen Club (Lynn, Mass.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-564

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.

Dates

  • undated, 1925-1945

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 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.

References

  1. Material from the collection

Chronology

1925
The Jecomen Club is established in Lynn, Massachusetts
1937
Constitution and Bylaws are revised

Extent

0.5 linear feet (1 document box)

Abstract

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.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

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

Processing Information

Processed by Kora Welsh, 2015
Title
Jecomen Club (Lynn, Mass.) Records
Author
Processed by Kora Welsh
Date
2015

Repository Details

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

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