AJDC Personal Service Department (Transmigration Bureau)
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Brief Description: The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, reports, affidavits, lists, printed materials relating to the activities of the Personal Service Department, 1946-54. The collection contains 1,899 files. The original materials were destroyed after microfilming.                                                                                                           The collection is divided into the following series:                                                                    1. Individual cases: correspondence with individuals and their relatives, other organizations to which AJDC referred cases, including USNA (United Service for New Americans) and HIAS; reports on location of relatives, landsmanshaftn, and files on medical matters.                                                                                           2.  Migration material arranged by countries: includes material on Argentina, 1951-52; Australia, 1950-51; Germany, 1950-52; Israel, 1950-52.                                                                                      3. General migration material, 1947-54: includes minutes and other material of the American Council of Voluntary Agencies for Foreign Service; files on the following topics: immigration under the DP Act, 1951-52; emigration, 1952-54; relations with the HIAS, McCarran Immigration Act, 1952-53; migration, 1951-52; President's Escape Program, Provisional Intergovernmental Committee for the Movement of Migrants from Europe, 1952; United Service for New Americans, 1950-53; lists of communities restricted to refugees; memoranda of European AJDC Emigration Headquarters, 1950-52; *Immigration Policy, Statement of Position by Major Religious, Civic, and Nationality Organizations by Committe to Improve U.S. Immigration Law*; memoranda of International Tracing Service, 1953.                                                                       4.  Promissory notes: signed by immigrants for AJDC loans to cover transportation and other expenses including the name of the boat, date of its sailing and arrival, 1947-48
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Record Series Number: RG 335.6 /RG 335.6 
Volume: 0.0
Arrangement: arrangement of case files alphabetically; office correspondence by subject; promissory notes by name of arriving ship
Subject Index
Communal Welfare Organizations
Displaced Persons and DP Camps
Genealogy and Family History
Holocaust and Aftermath
Immigration and Emigration
Social Welfare
Survivors, Holocaust
United States
Other Formats: MKM 6 (97)
Finding Aid Revisions: 1996/10/11 ; 1903/01/23 ; GMB
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