Records of B'nai B'rith, Dan Lodge Number 593
Collection includes Dan Lodge Number 593 member and officer rosters (1940-1942), minutes from monthly meetings (1938-1942), and correspondence (1940-1942) between officers and members. Topics covered in minutes and correspondence include fundraising and social activities, involvement with the Anti-Defamation League and Dan Lodge Number 593's participation in civilian defense and other home front efforts during World War II. Misc. material contains two pamphlets related to local war effort programs, "War Service Fund of B'nai B'rith, Procedure for B'nai B'rith Units" (1942) and "Rallies for Victory Program Material" published by the War Service Department of B'nai B'rith (1942).
- B'nai B'rith. Dan Lodge, No. 593 (Organization)
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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. Dan Lodge Number 593 of the Independent Order of B'nai B'rith was organized in Charleston in 1867.
0.375 linear feet
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Transferred from Jewish Community Center records.
- B'nai B'rith. Dan Lodge, No. 593
- B'nai B'rith. Dan Lodge, No. 593 -- Organization and administration
- minutes (administrative records)
- organization files
- Inventory of the Records of B'nai B'rith, Dan Lodge Number 593, 1938-1942
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