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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1964-1967

Creator:  B’nai B’rith Youth Organization – Deborah Chapter, 1358

Summary/Abstract:   The B’nai B’rith Girls (BBG) was officially established in 1944 under the umbrella of the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO). The Deborah Chapter was the Atlanta chapter of BBG.  The records consist of correspondence, newsletters, reports, newspaper articles and membership records.

Quantity/Physical Description: .2 cubic feet

Language(s):  English

Repository:  The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Restrictions on Access:  There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Restrictions on Use:  Copyright restrictions may apply.  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.  Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation:  Box #, Folder #, Mss 50, B’nai B’rith Youth Organization – Deborah Chapter, 1358 Records, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Separated Material:  Photographs removed to visual arts collection.

Arrangement:  All material is arranged in alphabetical order and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  B'nai B'rith Girls or BBG is the women's order of BYO, an international youth-led high school sorority for Jewish youth, and the male brother order is the Aleph Zadik Aleph. BBG was found by Anita Perlman, also known as 'Ma'. BBG as it is known today has tens of thousands of members in chapters worldwide, including chapters in the United States, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Israel, Turkey, Ireland, Serbia, France and Canada. Guidelines are laid out in a book called the "Red Book" (for AZA it's called the Blue Book)

The Deborah Chapter of B’nai B’rith Girls and B’nai B’rith Youth Organization was located in Atlanta and was part of The Gate City Lodge and District 5.

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the records of the Deborah Chapter of B’nai B’rith Girls will gain insight into young Jewish women’s organizations in Atlanta. All material is arranged in alphabetical order and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box

File

Description

Date

 

1

1

Award nominating forms – all around chapter

1965-1966

 

2

Correspondence

1965-1966

 

3

Financial papers

1964-1965

 

4

Miscellany

1966, Undated

 

5

Newsletter, “The Debut”

1966, Undated

 

6

Newspaper articles

1964-1967

 

7

Poems and plays

Undated

 

8

Reports

Undated

 

9

Roster

1965-1966

 

10

Speeches by Rae Alice Cohen, Advisor

Undated

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