Federation of Temple Sisterhoods records
The collection consists of correspondence, office files, publications and bulletins pertaining to the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, the Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, Southern District #15, and the Louisiana Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, District #17. There are also invitations to various functions, information packets, membership lists, district histories as well as correspondence and publications from Henry S. Jacobs Camp and the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience.
- Other: Date acquired: 12/08/1991
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Biographical / Historical
The National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods was founded in 1913 during a historic period of struggle for equality for women. The Federation is also active in the promotion of human rights, religious freedom, and other social issues. The Southern District consists of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Memphis, Tennessee. Congregations with members belonging to the Louisiana Federation in New Orleans include Congregation Gates of Prayers and Touro Synagogue.
The collection is arranged into four series: 1. National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods (Boxes 1-3); 2. Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, Southern District #15 (Boxes 4-8), arranged by state and then alphabetically by city; 3. Louisiana Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, District #17, (Boxes 9-12), arranged alphabetically by city; and 4. Accretion (Boxes 13-17), arranged alphabetically by congregation or name. The collection consists of seventeen boxes and one oversize folder.
Source of Acquisition
Accruals and Additions
Additional material added to the collection in 1993.
- Jewish women -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
- Henry S. Jacobs Camp (Utica, Miss.)
- Jewish women -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century.
- Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience.
- National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods.
- National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods. District 15, Southern Federation.
- National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods. District 17, Louisiana Federation.
- Office files.
- Women's rights -- United States -- History.
- Federation of Temple Sisterhoods records
- LAC Group
- Description rules
- Language of description
- 2011: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.