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Federation of Temple Sisterhoods records

 Collection
Identifier: LaRC-869

Scope and Contents

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.

Dates

  • 1936-1996

Creator

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.

Extent

17.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

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

Received from Yvonne Strug. Date acquired: 12/08/1991.

Accruals and Additions

Additional material added to the collection in 1993.
Title
Federation of Temple Sisterhoods records
Author
LAC Group
Date
05/10/2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US