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Charleston Chapter #143 of Aleph Zadik Aleph (Charleston, S.C.) records

Identifier: Mss 1129

Collection Overview

The collection consists of materials documenting the activities of the Charleston chapter of AZA during the early 1950s. Included are issues of the chapter's Chaza newsletter, correspondence, AZA manuals on ceremonies and officer responsibilities, pledge tests and training booklets, convention programs and applications, event programs and tickets, and membership cards.


  • Creation: 1947-1958


Language of Material

Materials in English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Historical Note

Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA), an all-male Jewish youth organization, was founded in 1924 in Omaha, Nebraska. The group was adopted by B'nai B'rith International as its official youth program in 1925 and became an international organization in 1926. AZA's Charleston chapter #143 was founded in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1931, as part of the organization's southern region. By its tenth anniversary in 1933, AZA had 100 chapters in the Unites States. In 1944, B'nai B'rith Girls (BBG) was officially established and B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO) was created to govern both groups.


0.5 linear feet (1 document box)


Correspondence, newsletters, manuals, pledge tests and training booklets, and ephemera relating to Charleston chapter #143 of Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA), an all-male Jewish youth organization.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2011 by Jack Karesh.

Related Material

Related materials in Special Collections include the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (Charleston, SC) records (Mss 1046).

Processing Information

Processed by Amy Lazarus, July 2015.

Inventory of the Charleston Chapter #143 of Aleph Zadik Aleph (Charleston, S.C.) records, 1947-1958
Processed by: Amy Lazarus; machine-readable finding aid created by: Amy Lazarus
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Repository Details

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