Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina collection of Jewish historical materials, 1888-1988, 2014

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Summary

Creator:
Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina
Abstract:
Collected by the Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina (JHFNC) from multiple sources, these historical materials document various aspects of Jewish life in North Carolina and beyond. The collection includes individual, family, and organizational/business scrapbooks, medals, certificates, pamphlets, catalogs, correspondence, photographs, and other artifacts and manuscript materials donated to the JHFNC. Topics represented in the collection include Jewish religious education, Jewish history, Jewish social and religious organizations in the United States and North Carolina, and Jewish participation in World War II. The Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina (JHFNC) is an independent organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the Jewish people of North Carolina, and transferred its archives, including these materials, to the Rubenstein Library in 2014.
Extent:
20.5 Linear Feet
Language:
Materials in English and German.
Collection ID:
RL.10985

Background

Scope and content:

The Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina (JHFNC) Collection of Jewish Historical Materials contains historical materials collected by the JHFNC from various sources as part of its mission to document and preserve the history of Jewish people in North Carolina. The collection includes artifacts, certificates, publications, and other manuscript materials on a variety of topics, including but not limited to religious education, Jewish history, Jewish social and religious organizations in the United States and North Carolina, and Jewish participation in World War II. Types of material include individual, family, and organizational/business scrapbooks, medals, certificates, pamphlets, catalogs, correspondence, and a small amount of photographs. World War II artifacts in the collection include a Nazi officer hat, sword, and daggers.

Biographical / historical:

The Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina (JHFNC) is an independent organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the Jewish people of North Carolina. Through public programming and exhibits, the JHFNC aspires to educate and showcase the richness of Jewish Life as well as promote a familiarity with the culture and lifestyle of Jews to the general public. In 2014, the JHFNC transferred their historical collections, including the materials in the JHFNC Collection of Jewish Historical Materials, to the Rubenstein Library.

Acquisition information:
The Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina collection of Jewish historical materials was received as a gift as part of the Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina Collection by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library, Duke University in June 2014.
Processing information:

Processed by: Mary Samouelian, February 2014, and Mary Mellon, July 2015

Accessions described in this finding aid: 2014-0138

Arrangement:

The materials in this collection are arranged chronologically.

Physical location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Rules or conventions:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Subjects

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Subjects:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Jewish.
Judaism -- History
Jews -- North Carolina -- Social life and customs
Jews -- United States -- Social life and customs
Format:
Clippings (information artifacts)
Names:
Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina

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Restrictions:

Collection is open for research.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48-hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

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Preferred citation:

[Identification of item], Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina Collection of Jewish Historical Materials, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.