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PW-277462-21

American Jewish Historical Society (New York, NY 10011-6301)
Melanie Meyers (Project Director: July 2020 to present)
Grass Roots Philanthropy: The People's Relief Committee Project

The preservation and digitization of 91 bound volumes and oversized flat materials that document the work of the People’s Relief Committee for Jewish War Sufferers (1915-1924), an American Jewish organization that sought to help Jewish communities and individuals in Europe during and after World War I.

The American Jewish Historical Society is seeking funds for the digitization and preservation of 91 volumes of archival materials documenting the history of the People’s Relief Committee for Jewish War Sufferers. The PRC was a very effective grassroots fundraising and advocacy group, initiated in the aftermath of World War I in order to send funds and relief to their Jewish brethren in Europe. While the PRC was relatively short lived, it was critical in the development of successor organizations, and the collection documents the work of the PRC and their collaborations nationwide and internationally.

Project fields:
Jewish Studies; U.S. History

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$131,681 (approved)
$131,681 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2021 – 5/31/2023