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Women’s Scholarship Association of Greater Boston Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-528

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains documents pertaining to the business conducted by the Women's Scholarship Association, including financial records, membership information, correspondence, a constitution and by-laws, and event programs. In addition, scholarship applications are included in this collection, but these folders are restricted.

Dates

  • undated, 1907-1994

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 Women's Scholarship Association was founded in 1907 with the mission to "further higher education among women in general and among Jewish young women in particular by granting them scholarships and loans for study toward a degree at accredited schools and colleges." On January 18, 1919, the Women's Scholarship Association received its charter from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The association granted scholarships and loans to women attending colleges and universities in Massachusetts as well as administered scholarships to Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The association dissolved in 1993.

References

  1. Materials from the collection.

Chronology

1907
Women's Scholarship Association founded.
1919
Earned charter from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
1993
Women's Scholarship Association dissolved.

Extent

2 linear foot (2 document boxes)

Abstract

The Women’s Scholarship Association was founded in 1907 with the mission to “further higher education among women in general and among Jewish young women in particular by granting them scholarships and loans for study toward a degree at accredited schools and colleges.” It dissolved in 1993. This collection contains financial records, correspondence, event materials, a constitution, and by-laws. Restricted scholarship applications are also included.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Sybil S. Kliman, February 1996.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Amtower, 2012
Title
Guide to the Women’s Scholarship Association of Greater Boston Records, I-528
Author
Processed by Sarah Amtower
Date
2012
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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