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Victory Hostess Organization minutes and annual report

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1034-100

Collection Overview

Monthly steering committee minutes and annual report of the Victory Hostess Organization formed in Charleston, South Carolina, by Nat Shulman of the National Jewish Welfare Board. Materials relate to the formation of the organization as well as entertainment planning for monthly Saturday evening dances in cooperation with the United Services Organization. Minutes and annual report were recorded by Lenora Stine, Secretary and Chairwoman of the local JWB entertainment committee. Also included is correspondence addressed to Stine from Walter Rothschild, chairman of the National Jewish Welfare Board's army and navy committee.

Dates

  • 1943-1944

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Historical Note

Established in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1943 by Nat Shulman of the National Jewish Welfare Board, the Victory Hostess Organization (VHO) arranged dances and entertainment for Jewish GIs in eastern South Carolina during World War II. Dances were held once a month at the Daughters of Israel Hall and scheduled around national, seasonal, or religious holidays. VHO steering committee meetings were held at the Hebrew Institute on St. Philip Street and at the USO Building in downtown Charleston.

After working with the Jewish Welfare Board in the USO program, Nat Shulman became the first director of the Charleston Jewish Community Center in 1945. He remained the director of the JCC until 1972, when he became the director of the Charleston Jewish Welfare Fund, later renamed the Charleston Jewish Federation. From 1981 to 1993, Shulman served as consultant to the Charleston Jewish Federation. He also helped establish the Charleston Jewish Community Relations Committee.

Extent

1 folder (13 items)

Abstract

Monthly steering committee minutes and annual report of the Victory Hostess Organization established in Charleston, South Carolina, by Nat Shulman of the National Jewish Welfare Board. Minutes and annual report were recorded by Lenora Stine, Secretary and Chairwoman of the Jewish Welfare Board Entertainment Committee. The Victory Hostess Organization (VHO) was established to host dances and entertainment for Jewish GIs in eastern South Carolina during World War II.

Collection Arrangement

Collection is described at the folder level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2011 by Sharon Hox.

Related Material

Related materials in Special Collections include a 1995 oral history interview with Nat Shulman (Mss 1035-026) and the Nat Shulman papers, 1943-1995 (Mss 1007).

Separated Material

Materials were separated from the Charleston Chapter of Hadassah records (Mss 1094).

Processing Information

Processed by Joshua Minor, August 2011.

Creator

Source

Title
Inventory of the Victory Hostess Organization Minutes And Annual Report, 1943-1944
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Joshua Minor; machine-readable finding aid created by: Joshua Minor
Date
2012
Description rules
Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections
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Charleston South Carolina 29424
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