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American Technion Society, Boston Chapter, Women’s Division Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-434

Scope and Content Note

The American Technion Society, Boston Chapter, Women’s Division Collection contains records of the organization for the years 1975-1991. These materials include correspondence, mailings, speeches, notes, minutes, news clippings, photographs, and documents pertaining to the National Board Meeting held on April 25, 1990.

Dates

  • undated, 1975-1991

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 American Technion Society is an organization that was founded in 1940 with the purpose of aiding the technological advancement of Israel. It achieved this by helping the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, and ensuring its ability to be at the forefront of research and teaching of science and technology. The Technion itself was founded in 1912 and held its first classes in 1924, offering degrees in engineering and the sciences.

The Women’s Division of the American Technion Society was subsequently founded in 1956 to help support the work and development of Technion-Israel Institute of Technology by focusing on three main national programs: faculty recruitment, medical engineering, and student aid. In the 1970s, the group took a special interest in supporting the Medical Engineering Project in the Medical School, raising funds for its Biomedical Engineering Program, a field which had quickly grown since 1968.The Boston Chapter of the Women’s Division was founded in 1961.

References

  1. Materials from the collection.
  2. Technion Israel Institute of Technology. “Fast Facts.” http://www1.technion.ac.il/en/about> May 31, 2012
  3. Department of Biomedical Engineering Technion, Israel. “About BME.” http://www.bm.technion.ac.il/Pages/Information_BME_Department.aspx> May 31, 2012

Chronology

1912
Technion Israel Institute of Technology founded
1924
The first classes held at the newly completely Technion in Haifa.
1940
American Technion Society founded.
1956
The Women’s Division of the American Technion Society founded.
1961
The Boston Chapter of the Women’s Division of the American Technion Society is established.

Extent

0.25 linear feet (1 manuscript box)

Abstract

The American Technion Society was founded in 1940 as an organization to aid the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, with the goal to aid the technological and scientific advancement of Israel. The Women’s Division, which was founded in 1956, did so by focusing its efforts on three main national programs: faculty recruitment, medical engineering, and student aid. Beginning in the 1970s, special interest was given to the Medical Engineering Project in the Medical School, a cause of importance to the Boston Chapter of the Women’s Division. The collection contains correspondence, mailings, speeches, notes, minutes, news clippings, photographs, and documents pertaining to the National Board Meeting held on April 25, 1990.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition information is unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Kelsey Sawyer, 2012
Title
Guide to the American Technion Society, Boston Chapter, Women's Division Records, I-434
Author
Processed by Kelsey Sawyer
Date
2012

Repository Details

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

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