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HIAS ARCHIVE: United HIAS Service, Main Office, N.Y.

Title: HIAS ARCHIVE: United HIAS Service, Main Office, N.Y.
Inclusive Dates: 1954-1967
ID: RG 245.8 
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26'7"; 5 5"lgl; 25 5"ltr; 1 3"ovr; 13 bankers boxes
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Organization: Correspondence folders arranged numerically; case files in a "soundex"-type system

Arrangement: Much of this record group (case records) is in the warehouse. The figures in this entry reflect the administrative records only, kept in the archives

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Established by a merger between HIAS and the United Service for New Americans in 1954 to consolidate immigration efforts.
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Inventory, English, 25 pp., typed; Card catalog, for photos, English, ms.; Films cataloged and placed into RG 105. There are index cards to the Case Files
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Access Notes: YIVO Archives collections are open to researchers only by appointment with an archivist. To inquire about papers and records, write to Chief Archivist, archives@yivo.cjh.org. To inquire about photographs and films, write to Photo and Film Archivist at Photofilm@yivo.cjh.org. To inquire about sound recordings, write to Sound Archivist, lsklamberg@yivo.cjh.org. For art works and artifacts, write to Chief Archivist at archives@yivo.cjh.org.

The collection is open with the permission of and by appointment with the Chief Archivist. Contact the Chief Archivist at archives@yivo.cjh.org.  To inquire about the Photographs and Films write to Krysia Fisher, Curator of Photographs and Films at kfisher@yivo.cjh.org or to Jesse Aaron Cohen, Photo Archivist and Reproduction Services Coordinator, at jacohen@yivo.cjh.org.

CASEFILES in the HIAS ARCHIVE are not open to the public at the present time unless the researcher is the subject of the case file or his immediate family (father, mother, sister, brother) is the subject of the case file and she/he has obtained written permission from HIAS to see the file. Researchers granted access to the casefiles may read them only for the purpose of obtaining general historical data and may not record specific information about individuals. Researchers given such access to case files must sign a Confidentiality Form in which they agree to abide by all YIVO Archives requirements.

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