HIAS ARCHIVE: United HIAS Service, Main Office, N.Y.
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Brief Description: Administrative records including: UHS organization chart; minutes of committee meetings; annual meetings; by-laws; annual reports, 1954-1964; inter-office correspondence.  Correspondence of Ann S. Petluck, Director of U.S. operations.  Reference and resource materials on immigration such as speeches, reports, statistical materials, bulletins, clippings. Reports relating to immigration to Israel.  Correspondence of UHS European headquarters in Geneva and of UHS office in Paris, Brussels, Vienna.  Correspondence with UHS Latin American headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.  Correspondence concerning China. Materials on Jewish Immigrant Aid Society, Canada.      Records of individual cases filed by year and by card number.  There are over 17,000 individual files in this series covering the years 1955-1959.      Photographs relating to immigration, 1900-1960s, including: scenes of Ellis Island; HIAS offices in New York; displaced persons; immigrants; HIAS relief and immigration work in various countries, including China, France, Japan, Latvia, Poland. Films relating to HIAS activities.
Held at:
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Record Series Number: RG 245.8 /RG 245.8 
Created by: Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
Volume: 0.0

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

Access Restrictions:

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.

Subject Index
Communal Welfare Organizations
Film and Cinema
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
Immigration and Emigration
Social Welfare
Survivors, Holocaust
United States
Genres/Forms of Material
Documents - Records
Finding Aid Revisions: 1994/08/15 ; 1903/01/23 ; GMB
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