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MS 385 Papers of the Jewish Book Council

Jewish Book Council

Founded in 1948 by Dr George Webber, the Jewish Book Council promotes reading on all aspects of Jewish thought and culture. It presents Jewish Book Week which is the second oldest literary festival in the UK, administers the Risa Domb-Porjes Prize for Hebrew-English translation, runs a poetry prize for children and organises other book-related activities throughout the year.

About the collection

The collection mainly contains material relating to Jewish Book week, 1952-2004, together with papers relating to the formation of the trust and charitable status, council minutes, 1974-87, correspondence, reports and accounts.

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