RG 11 - Communications Department Records

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Abstract/Description: The records of the Jewish Theological Seminary's Communications Department/Office of Public Information date from its beginnings in the late 1930s and go up to the 1980s. They consist of: thirty-two scrapbooks of clippings and printed material,1930s-1960s; a group of press releases, 1950-1979; extensive subject files, 1930s-1980s, containing many press releases and photographs as well as other materials; biographical files, 1930s-1980s; a group of reel to reel tapes from the early 1950s which record Seminary speeches and radio broadcsts and some 1954 meetings of the Conference on Science, Philosophy, and Religion; and files documenting the celebration of the Seminary's centennial in 1986. All of this material documents the Seminary, its affiliated programs and institutions, people associated with it, and the Conservative Movement in Judaism in general, all from the perspective of public presentation. Of note are files relating to the Seminary's Bernstein Pastoral Psychiatry Center; Camp Ramah; the Conference on Science, Philosophy, and Religion; the Institute for Religious and Social Studies; the Jewish Museum; conventions of the Rabbinical Assembly of America and the United Synagogue of America; the Seminary's semi-centennial celebration in 1936 and centennial in 1986; the relationship of governor and Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren to the Seminary; and a 1963 trip taken by a group of rabbis representing the Rabbinical Assembly to Birmingham, Alabama to show support for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Subject(s): Warren, Earl A, 1891-1974
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)
Camp Ramah.
Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Bernstein Pastoral Psychiatry Center.
Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Institute for Religious and Social Studies.
Rabbinical Assembly of America.
United Synagogue of America.
Jewish Theological Seminary of America -- Public relations
Conference on Science, Philosophy and Religion in Their Relation to the Democratic Way of Life.
Civil rights movements -- United States
Conservative Judaism
Jewish camps
Pastoral psychology (Judaism)
Public relations -- Universities and colleges
Rabbinical seminaries -- New York (N.Y.)
Rabbis -- Political activity
Date Issued: 1930