Jewish Society for Human Service

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of Sir Victor Gollancz, its founder, 1948-67.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Jewish Society for Human Service began as a small group called together by Sir Victor Gollancz in the spring of 1948, under the chairmanship of Professor Norman Bentwich (Sir Victor Gollancz's cousin). It was mainly involved in relief work in Israel, including among the Palestinian and Arab populations.

Reference: R. Storey, The personal papers of Sir Victor Gollancz.University of Warwick Library, 1997

Conditions Governing Access

Access : Open.

Archivist's Note

A list exists in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives and in the National Inventory of Documentary Sources series. The records form part of the Gollancz Papers which comprises correspondence files, arranged alphabetically by subject; these are followed by other categories of material such as publications, press-cuttings and photographs, in accordance with the Centre's classification scheme.

An authority file exists for this corporate body.

Custodial History

The records were a gift to the Centre from Livia Gollancz and the family, to whom the Centre is greatly indebted.

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