Papers of Alice L. Seligsberg and Rose G. Jacobs, 1910-1960

Seligsberg, Alice L.,. 1873-1940


5 microfilm reels.
Seligsberg papers, 1917-1942, contain correspondence, notes, and reports, concerning the American Zionist Medical Unit, 1918-1923, work with orphans in Palestine, including Palestine War Orphans Commission, 1920-1923, and Palestine Orphans Committee of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1917-1928, and the Institute for the Blind, 1919-1921; essays and correspondence with Henrietta Szold and others on Judaism, Zionism, Hadassah, political issues such as the Russian revolution, social work, Zionist Organization of America, and other topics. Correspondents include David de Sola Pool, Sophia Berger, Nellie Straus Mochenson, Haym Peretz, Jessie Sampter, and Rose Jacobs.
Jacobs papers, 1910-1960, contain correspondence, reports, minutes, articles, diaries, and other material concerning the American Zionist Medical Unit, Hadassah Medical Organization, and Hadassah Training School for Nurses, 1921-1944; Hadassah, including its origins, education work, 1934-1946, social work, 1926-1944, Junior Hadassah, 1938-1946, conventions, and other activities; Youth Aliyah, 1935-1950; Hebrew University, 1938-1950; American Zionist Emergency Council, 1944-1945; Zionist Organization of America; Arab-Jewish relations including the Ihud peace movement; correspondence with and essays on Louis Brandeis. Other correspondents include Henrietta Szold, Alice Seligsberg, Julian Mack, Jessie Sampter, Stephen Wise, Chaim Weizmann, Judah Magnes, Tamar de Sola Pool, and others.
Alice L. Seligsberg (1873-1940) was a social worker and Zionist leader -- She served as President of Hadassah and administrator of the American Zionist Medical Unit.
Rose G. Jacobs (1888-1957) was President of Hadassah.
Originals at Central Zionist Archives, Jerusalem.
The Alice L. Seligsberg and Rose G. Jacobs Papers in the Hadassah Archives 1918-1957: a Guide to the Microfilms, by L.D. Geller. New York, Hadassah - The Women's Zionist Organization of America, 1985.

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