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Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities records
1956-2001 and undated

MSS 316
11 linear feet (14 boxes)



Creator:

Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities

Language:

English

Access:

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection. Audiovisual materials may be inaccessible pending reformatting. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Access points:

Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities. (Rock Island, Ill.)
Judaism.
Holocaust Remembrance Day -- United States.

Finding aid prepared by:

Allison James, 2008. Updated by Helen Reinold, 2011. Revised by Caroline McPherson, December 2014.

Preferred citation:

[identification of item], in MSS 316 Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities records, Special Collections, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.

Repository:

Augustana College Special Collections
Thomas Tredway Library
639 38th Street
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
309-794-7643
specialcollections@augustana.edu




Custodial History
Historical Note
System of Arrangement
Container List



CUSTODIAL HISTORY

Acquisition information for materials in Education and Video recordings series unknown. Materials in Yom Hashoa Committee and Yom Hashoa Holocaust Remembrance Day series donated to Special Collections by Deb Bowen in 2010. Material in boxes 4-6 originally housed in boxes 12-14. Material in AV boxes 1-8 originally housed in boxes 4-11.

 

HISTORICAL NOTE

The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities is a non-profit corporation founded in 1980 whose Board of Directors is comprised of local community leaders elected annually. According to their website, the Federation purports to address issues of religion, interfaith issues, combating anti-Semitism, education, and family welfare. The Federation has worked with other organizations such as Augustana College and the Tri-City Jewish Center to sponsor Holocaust remembrance events.

The Yom Hashoa Committee was formed in the 1980s to organize events and programs commemorating the Holocaust. The committee organizes classroom programs, art exhibits, public lectures, and film screenings. The committee’s main responsibility is to organize the annual Yom Hashoa Holocaust Remembrance Day event.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities records consists of four series: Education, Yom Hashoa Committee, Yom Hashoa Holocaust Remembrance Day, and Video Recordings.

The Education series (1956-1987 and undated) contains literature, informational pamphlets, newspaper and magazine articles, and guides for teachers about how to teach the Holocaust in the classroom. There is a large focus on films as a medium of Holocaust education and awareness, especially regarding the 1978 film "Holocaust" which aired on television. Also included are materials related to the Interfaith Sensitivity Council on the Holocaust, the American Association for Jewish Education, and the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. Some of the contents of these folders may be duplicated elsewhere in this series.

The Yom Hashoa Committee series (1980-2001 and undated) contains member lists, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records, public relations material, and other administrative documents relating to the Yom Hashoa Committee.

The Yom Hashoa Holocaust Remembrance Day series (1982-2001 and undated) contains programs, newspaper clippings, announcements, and correspondence relating to each year’s Remembrance Day. Also included are framed and unframed certificates from Quad City mayors proclaiming Remembrance Day dates, 1993-1995. The folders in this series are arranged chronologically by year.

The Video Recordings series (1983-1994 and undated) contains mostly VHS copies and one DVD copy of interviews with Holocaust survivors from the Quad Cities area, including Esther Katz and Esther Avruch of Rock Island. Also included are films produced using this footage such as Memorial, featuring survivors' recollections of concentration camps in Warsaw, Poland, and Auschwitz, Germany, and Genocide.

 

CONTAINER LIST

Education series, 1956-1987 and undated

BOX 1  

Bibliographies, undated
Magazines, 1956-1978 scattered
Magazines, 1980-1987
Pamphlets, 1968, 1980, 1982
Articles, 1980-1987
"Facing History and Ourselves" volumes 1-9, 1977
"Dimensions," 1985-1988
"Perspectives," 1981, 1984-1985

BOX 2

Teachers' Guides, 1976-1978
Teachers' Guides, 1980-1982 and undated
Classroom materials and catalogues, 1978-1984 and undated
Film-related material, 1978, 1982, 1986-1987
Learning Corporation of America "Holocaust" film materials, 1978
Correspondence, 1978-1987 scattered
Memorial, Remembrance and Awareness, 1981-1987
Material from Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, 1979-1987 scattered and undated

BOX 3

Interfaith Sensitivity Council on the Holocaust folder, undated
American Association for Jewish Education folder, undated
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith folder, undated

Yom Hashoa Committee Series, 1980-2001 and undated

BOX 4

Member Lists
Meeting Minutes
Correspondence
Financial
Public Relations
Potential Speakers
Handwritten Notes
Miscellaneous Administrative

Yom Hashoa Holocaust Remembrance Day series, 1982-2001 and undated

BOX 4

Remembrance Day, 1982 – 1991

BOX 5

Remembrance Day, 1992 – 1995

BOX 6

Remembrance Day, 1995 – 2001

Video Recordings series, 1983-1994 and undated

BOX 6

Program for speech given by Mary Fisher, founder of Family AIDS Network, 3 May 1994

AV BOX 1

VT-0316/1: Esther Avruch Interviews [VHS]
VT-0316/2: Esther Avruch Interviews [VHS]
VT-0316/3: Katz, 1 1-4 [VHS]
VT-0316/4: Katz, 2 1-4 [VHS]
VT-0316/5: The Holocaust, Recounted by Esther Avruch & Esther Katz [VHS]
VT-0316/6: Holocaust Survivor, Schiff 1-4 [VHS]
VT-0316/7: Yom Hashoa Program, Interview with Irwin & Phyllis Karp,1983 [VHS]
VT-0316/8: Genocide [VHS]
VT-0316/9: Genocide [VHS]
VT-0316/10: Genocide [VHS]
VT-0316/11: Memorial: Holocaust Film (pt. 9) [VHS]
VT-0316/12: Memorial Holocaust (TV Version)
[VHS]

AV BOX 2

VT-0316/13: Memorial Holocaust (TV Version) [VHS]
VT-0316/14: Selections From “Lost Generation” Dramatic Reading, Holocaust Center of Northern California, 1986 [VHS]
VT-0316/15: Mary Fisher: AIDS Lecture at Augustana, 1994 [VHS]
VT-0316/16: DISCOVERY: Student panel on minorities at Augustana with Pollitz [VHS]
VT-0316/17: DISCOVERY: Student panel on minorities at Augustana with Pollitz [VHS]
VT-0316/18: Unlabeled
[VHS]

AV BOX 3

VT-0316/19: Esther Katz, Part 1-1 [U-Matic]
VT-0316/20: Katz, 1-2 [U-Matic]
VT-0316/21: Katz, 1-3 [U-Matic]
VT-0316/22: Katz, 1-4 [U-Matic]
VT-0316/23: Katz, Part 2-1 [U-Matic]
VT-0316/24: Katz, 2-2 [U-Matic]
VT-0316/25: Katz, 2-3 [U-Matic]
VT-0316/26: Katz, 2-4 [U-Matic]
VT-0316/27: Holocaust Survivor, Schiff 1 [U-Matic]
VT-0316/28: Schiff 2
[U-Matic]

          AV BOX 4

VT-0316/29: Schiff 3 [U-Matic]
VT-0316/30: Schiff 4 [U-Matic]
VT-0316/31: Esther Avruch Interview 1 [U-Matic]
VT-0316/32: Avruch 2 [U-Matic]
VT-0316/33: Avruch 3 [U-Matic]
VT-0316/34: Avruch 4 [U-Matic]
VT-0316/35-Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, Holocaust Interviews 1 [U-Matic]
VT-0316/36: Holocaust Interviews 2 [U-Matic]
VT-0316/37: Holocaust Interviews 3 [U-Matic]
VT-0316/38: Holocaust Interviews 4
[U-Matic]

AV BOX 5

VT-0316/39: Memorial :18, Holocaust (9 min TV version), 1982 [U-Matic]
VT-0316/40:Memorial (17 minutes) (Holocaust Film) [U-Matic]
               

AV BOX 6

VT-0316/41: Genocide (52 Minutes) (Holocaust film) [U-Matic]
VT-0316/42: Genocide :52, Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities [U-Matic]
               

AV BOX 7

VT-0316/43: Holocaust: as recounted by Esther Avruch and Esther Katz [U-Matic]
VT-0316/44: Yom Hoshoa
[U-Matic]

AV BOX 8

DVD-0316/1: Memorial, Holocaust TV Version, Memorial, Unlabeled Vandalism Footage, 1982
DVD-0316/2: Two Copies of “Memorial”, TV Version  
DVD-0316/3: Two Copies of “Genocide”
DVD-0316/4: Rom Hoshoa Program, Interview with Irwin and Phillis Karp, 1983
DVD-0316/5: Katz 1, Katz 2, Katz 3, Katz 4, Holocaust Survivor
DVD-0316/6: Katz, An Interview, Part 1 thru 4 (ALL 3 copies are DVD-Rs)
DVD-0316/7: Chapters 1-4, Holocaust Survivor Schiff 3/10/83
DVD-0316/8: Genocide (Holocaust Film)
DVD-0316/9: Esther Avruch, Holocaust Interview, Chapters 1-4
DVD-0316/10: Tape 1-2 Avruch, Tape 2-4 Katz
DVD-0316/11: The Holocaust: as recounted by Esther Avruch and Esther Katz
DVD-0316/12: Selections from “Lost Generation”, Dramatic Reading, 1986

 

 


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