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Collection New American Jewish Club Papers
Object Name Collection
Catalog Number RG-192
Dates of Creation October 17, 1984 - 2008
Extent of Description 0.2 linear foot (1 box)
Admin/Biographical History The New American Jewish Club (NAJC) was founded on October 19, 1947 in Richmond, Virginia. The club was formed by a group of Jewish immigrants hoping to establish a safe social space for Jews in the Virginia area. Specifically, the club was formed with the purpose of developing stronger social networks and fostering integration into the community; providing support for and representing the interests of Jewish immigrants; and supporting organizations dedicated to furthering the welfare of Jews in America and Europe.

The group remained in operation until 1985, when it was determined the Club no longer served its purpose. The organization was disbanded with a final meeting that celebrated the NAJC's impact and legacy.
Copyrights No restrictions on use.
Language of Material English
Scope & Content The New American Jewish Club Papers consist of materials documenting the Club's founding and disbandment as well as materials related to a documentary about the organization. Documents on the NAJC's founding and disbandment include a brief history of the Club, member lists, and correspondences and articles related to the group's final meeting. Materials on the documentary Out of the Holocaust-To New Lives in Richmond Virginia: The NAJC-1947 To 1985 include a copy of the documentary, and questionaries' completed by Club members about their experiences with the NAJC.