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Records of B'nai B'rith, Dan Lodge Number 593

Identifier: Mss 1061

Collection Overview

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).


  • Creation: 1938-1942


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This collection is open for research.

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Historical 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. 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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Acquisitions Information

Transferred from Jewish Community Center records.

Related Material

Related to Mss 1037, South Carolina Association of B'nai B'rith Lodges records.

Inventory of the Records of B'nai B'rith, Dan Lodge Number 593, 1938-1942
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