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MS 352 Papers of Harry S.Ward

Harry Ward

Harry S.Ward was born c.1910 as Hyman S.Wohl. He changed his name to Harry Ward, probably in the 1930s.

Ward was a founding member and honorary secretary of the Israel Zangwill Fellowship. Jack Mendel was Chairman and Cyril J Ross was treasurer. The Fellowship was founded in 1955 but was dormant by 1962. Ward maintained a significant personal collections of Zangwillania. He also was involved in the Haskalah Literary Society, the Society of Jewish Study (Secretary) and the Jewish Historical Society of England, was Secretary to Golders Green Synagogue and honorary secretary for the Synagogue Secretaries Association.

Ward wrote articles on Jewish history and Jewish studies. He took an interest in education and was attendance officers of the London organising council for Jewish education in the late 1930s. He was a keen collector of newspaper cuttings and printed material relating to the Jewish people and to literary or current concerns.

About the collection 

The collection contains papers relating to the Synagogue Secretaries Association, 1950-86; Golders Green and other synagogues, 1952-83; Revd I.Livingstone, 1904-1930s; newspaper cuttings and printed ephemera relating to the Second World War, including advice for Jewish service personal; the Israel Zangwill Fellowship, 1900-98; the Haskalah Literary Society, 1930-3; the Society for Jewish Study, 1965-81; the Jewish Historical Society of England, 1949-96; the Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1992-4; the Jewish Museum London, 1964-95; Jewish education, 1930s-80s including papers regarding Ward’s position as Attendance Officer of the London Organising Council for Jewish Education, 1938-9; papers regarding academic and Jewish studies, including essays written by Ward, 1916-1990s; newspaper cuttings spanning the twentieth century; postcards, greeting cards and orders of service, 1940s-90s; and bibliographic references and note regarding Ward’s personal collection of papers relating to Jewish studies, 1930s-90s.

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