Lizzie Black Kander Papers, 1875-1960

Summary Information

Title: Lizzie Black Kander Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1875-1960

  • Kander, Simon, Mrs.
Call Number: Milwaukee Mss DN; Micro 548; PH 4179

Quantity: 1.0 c.f. (3 archives boxes), 2 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 20 photographs

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

Papers of Lizzie Black Kander, whose social work among Russian Jewish immigrants in Milwaukee earned her the sobriquet “the Jane Addams of Milwaukee.” Relating to her founding and operation of the settlement house that ultimately became the Jewish Community Center of Milwaukee are reports, correspondence, promotional brochures, clippings, materials used in publishing a cookbook used for fund-raising purposes, and minutes. Also present is correspondence of her niece, Irma Greenthal, dealing mainly with the 1948 dedication of the Kander Auditorium and with biographical information on her aunt. Photographs include portraits of Kander, images of her family, group meetings, and the exterior of the Jewish Community Center of Milwaukee.

Language: English, Yiddish

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