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United Service for New Americans (USNA)

Title: United Service for New Americans (USNA)
Inclusive Dates: 1946-1955
ID: RG 246 
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1) 113' (New Jersey); 2) 6'3" (NYC); 1)225 5"lgl; 2) 5 Bankers boxes
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1) Administrative records in numerically-arranged folders;    2) Index cards to case files arranged by case number
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The USNA was organized in New York in 1946 through a merger of the National Refugee Service and the Service to Foreign Born of the National Council of Jewish Women in response to the postwar influx of Jewish refugees into the U.S.  The activities of USNA, similar to those of its predecessor organizations, were expanded to deal with the increase in immigration and included stages of integration into American society.  USNA worked on resettlement of immigrants throughout the U.S., locating relatives, providing port reception services, shelter, financial aid, placement services, vocational training, and assisting in the Americanization and naturalization process.      In 1949 the New York Association for New Americans was established to deal specifically with New York immigration while USNA continued to function on a national level.  In 1954, USNA merged with the HIAS to form the United HIAS Service.  NYANA remains an independent organization to the present day.  USNA officers included Edwin Rosenberg, Joseph E. Beck, William Rosenwald, Walker H. Bieringer.
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Inventory: English, 248 pp., typed; case file listing
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