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“Jews of New Bedford, Massachusetts” newspaper clippings and notes

 Collection — Volume: 1
Identifier: MC-107

Scope and Contents

Notebook compiled by Shirley Cohen documenting the history of the Jewish community in New Bedford. Entries were either clipped directly from newspapers or transcribed in typescript. Some handwritten notes and photocopies from biographical dictionaries are also included. Entries span the years 1898-1967.


  • 1898-1967


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English

Conditions Governing Access


Biographical / Historical

Shirley B. Cohen worked as a reference librarian for the New Bedford Free Public Library. In late 1940s to the mid-1950s, she was an active member of the Junior Hadassah serving many roles, including board member, chairman, and 1st Vice President. During her active years in the Junior Hadassah, she was very involved in raising funds for the Children’s Village of Meier Shfeyah in Palestine. She also served as Vice President of the Jewish Youth Society and on the publicity committee for the Jewish Community Center. Later, Cohen continued to serve her community by giving book reviews at various events for the Junior Hadassah and The Helping Hand Society.


1 items (looseleaf binder with 253 leaves)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Shirley Cohen


“Jews of New Bedford, Massachusetts” newspaper clippings and notes
Judy Farrar
November 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Repository

285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth MA 02747 USA