Jewish Community Center of Milwaukee Records, 1929-1977

Summary Information
Title: Jewish Community Center of Milwaukee Records
Inclusive Dates: 1929-1977

  • Jewish Community Center of Milwaukee
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss DG; Milwaukee Micro 18; Micro 725

Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (1 archives box and 1 flat box) and 2 reels of microfilm (35mm)

Archival Locations:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records of a Milwaukee community center, earlier known as the Milwaukee Jewish Mission, the Abraham Lincoln Settlement House, and the Milwaukee Jewish Center; including minutes, scrapbooks, and other administrative papers.

Language: English

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In 1896 the Milwaukee Jewish Mission was established by Lizzie Black Kander in borrowed quarters of Temple B'ne Jeshurun and Temple Emanu-El. In 1907 the Mission was replaced by “The Settlement” located in its own building in the Jewish ghetto. A new enlarged site was purchased circa 1911 that became known as the Abraham Lincoln House until 1930, when the Milwaukee Jewish Center was started in quarters on Milwaukee Street. In circa 1951 it moved to its present Prospect Avenue location and with a new building in 1954 became the Jewish Community Center of Milwaukee.

Scope and Content Note

The Jewish Community Center of Milwaukee Records are arranged in alphabetical files and two scrapbooks. Included are the 1956 Articles of Incorporation and By-laws, policy statements, minutes of board of directors and executive committee meetings and of annual meetings, and a 1960-1961 Study of Group Needs of the Jewish community.

The two scrapbooks, 1931-1944, contain newspaper clippings from Milwaukee newspapers and programs about Center activities. These clippings are in a deteriorating condition and are very fragile.

Administrative/Restriction Information
Acquisition Information

Presented by the Jewish Community Center of Milwaukee in two installments, September 5, 1962 and October 28, 1973. Minutes loaned by the Center for microfilming, January 31, 1979. Accession Number: M62-179, M73-393, M79-029

Processing Information

Processed by Lindsay Nauen and Eleanor McKay, June 4, 1974; and by Mary Diezel and Karen Baumann, March 13, 1979.

Contents List
Milwaukee Mss DG
Box   1
Folder   1
Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, and Policy Statements, 1956-1961, undated
Minutes in paper form
Box   1
Folder   2
Board of Directors Meetings, 1961-1962
Milwaukee Micro 18/Micro 725
Microfilmed minutes
Board of Directors and Executive Committee Meetings
Reel   1
Reel   2
Reel   2
Annual Meeting Minutes, 1932-1977
Milwaukee Mss DG
Box   1
Folder   3
Study of Group Needs, preliminary and final reports, circa 1961, April and November
Box   1
Folder   4
Study of Group Needs, Workbooks, 1960 November; 1961 April
Box   1
Folder   5
Miscellaneous Reports, 1960-1962
Box   2
1931 March-1934 December
Box   2
1935 January-1944 October