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South Carolina Association of B'nai B'rith Lodges records

Identifier: Mss 1037

Collection Overview

Collection includes correspondence, organization files, photographs, financial records, minutes, publications, programs. Collection consists of organizational records of the South Carolina Association of B'nai B'rith Lodges (SCABBL); bulk is minutes (1948-1997) from annual conventions and quarterly executive committee meetings. Also included are minutes and programs from South Carolina State Conferences (1952, 1953) of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith; minutes from District Grand Lodge Five 85th (1961) Annual Convention; and a South Carolina B'nai B'rith newsletter (1973). Includes remarks (typescript) made by Middle States Regional Director, Samuel Kaplan, at the 48th (1985) SCABBL Annual Convention; reports of the B'nai B'rith Secretary (national and state), 1941, 1948, 1951, 1953; lists of SCABBL past presidents and state officers, 1933-1997; SCABBL constitution (1956). Includes planning notes (1940) from SCABBL 4th (1941) Annual Convention hosted by Dan Lodge No. 593 B'nai B'rith, Charleston, SC; Dan Lodge No. 593 address book (1944) and member list (ca. 1940s); bond certificate (1941), "The Crusade of the Double-Barred Cross Christmas Seal Bond"; planning notes (1940) for Dan Lodge No. 593 Annual Ball.


  • Creation: 1940-1997


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Biographical Note

The oldest and largest Jewish service and fraternal organization in America, The Independent Order of B'nai B'rith was formed in the United States in 1843. Its membership included Jewish men of all political or ideological backgrounds. The organization later included women's and youth's auxiliaries. B'nai B'rith was organized into regional and local lodges. The local lodges, formed primarily around a single community, were granted autonomy over local affairs. The B'nai B'rith lodge served as a focal point for Jewish communities across the country.


0.25 linear feet

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Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Melton Kligman.

Inventory of the South Carolina Association of B'nai B'rith Lodges Records, 1940-1997
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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