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MS 361 Archives of Jewish Child's Day

Jewish Child's Day

JCD, formerly known as Jewish Child’s Day, is a charity providing support for Jewish children suffering from physical and emotional disabilities, neglect, abuse and financial hardship. It was founded in 1947 to give Jewish families in Britain the opportunity to help children in Europe whose lives had changed in aftermath of the Second World War. Traditionally, Jewish Child’s Day was one day of the year – the first Sunday of Chanucah – but now JCD operates throughout the year.

About the collection 

The collection includes committee papers: minutes of the national council, 1951-89; minutes of the executive committee, 1951-98 and the allocations committee, 1952-81.

There are administration files concerning appeals, 1985-9; events, 1978-91 and publications, 1956 and 1986-96; scrapbooks for the Chanucah Appeals, 1947-1985; newsletters 1989-97; programmes for the annual art exhibitions, 1962-93; programmes for fundraising events, 1956-2006; fundraising and publicity material, 1951-2006; and slides, photographs and videos relating to events, activities and projects.

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18 boxes and 5 volumes




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