Archives of the Union of Jewish Women

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes of the general committee, 1902-18; executive committee, 1902-72; annual general meetings, 1960-71; council, 1963-70; general welfare sub-committee, 1946-59; Helen Lucas House committee, 1968-76; Delissa Joseph Memorial Fund, 1938- 64; case sub-committee, 1913-16, 1943-62; reconstruction scheme sub-committee, 1917-19; homes association sub- committee, 1927-37; and the loan funds sub-committee, 1933-5, 1943-59. Reports of meetings, 1902-25. Attendance registers for committees, 1958-71. Annual reports, 1903-61. Report of the Union of Jewish Women of Great Britain to the International Council of Jewish Women, 1949. Committee papers, financial papers and correspondence relating to the administration of the Helen Lucas Bequest Fund and Helen Lucas House, with applications for admission to the House, c.1932-76. Delissa Joseph Memorial Fund, loan fund financial statements, 1938-47, and financial statements, 1943- 7.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Union of Jewish Women was founded in 1902 as the representative body of Jewish women working for the welfare of educated women and girls. It administered benevolent funds and made loans for training women and girls.

Conditions Governing Access

The Special Collections Division is available for anyone to use, regardless of whether you are attached to an academic institution. Access to the Archives and Manuscripts and Rare Books reading room, however, is by prior appointment to access the manuscript material. See our website for more details.