Papers of the Union of Jewish Literary Societies

Scope and Content

Records of the Union of Jewish Literary Societies including: council minute books, 1904-28; East End sub-committee minute book, 1904-5; Union of Jewish Literary Societies annual committee book, 1905; Union of Jewish Literary Societies secretaries' meetings minute book, 1908-9; Union of Jewish Literary Societies general meetings minute book, 1916-37; two conference books, 1902-11; members' address book, which contains forms completed by prospective lecturers; annual conference minutes, 1920-30; printed lecture notices and invitations, posters advertising essay competitions and lists of awards, 1924-32; correspondence relating to essay prize competitions, 1923-9; copies of prize-winning essays and papers relating to the competitions, 1924-33. Papers relating to lecturers, 1917-28, and correspondence with C.S.Myers, B.B.Benas, and Philip Samuel, 1922-7; article by Canon C.F.Burney 'The growth of the doctrine of immortality among the Jews'; general correspondence, 1929-35; correspondence with local literary societies, 1923-4; and correspondence with regional literary societies, 1923; reports of regional societies, 1923-4; papers of Miss L.Hands as secretary of the Society, with some personal material, 1899-1943; accounts, 1921-7; and newspaper cuttings, 1907-12. Papers of the West End Jewish Literary Society, 1903-38, including minute book, 1903-17; and executive committee minute book, 1903-17. Catalogue of books of the Literary and Philharmonic Circle, c.1910-20.

Administrative / Biographical History

Records of the Union of Jewish Literary Societies

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