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Hebrew Ladies Helping Hand Society of Fall River, Mass. records

Identifier: MC-123

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of scrapbook/photo albums documenting annual gatherings and events, record books of meeting minutes, and several versions/copies of the Articles of Organization.


  • 1912-2004

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English

Conditions Governing Access


Biographical / Historical

The Hebrew Ladies Helping Hand Society of Fall River was organized October 3, 1913. Its purpose was to help the poor, needy and distressed people of Fall River who applied to the society for help and assistance. Membership was limited to 60 women. Some of the assistance they offered was scholarships, hospital supplies, and camp fees. Popular annual events were the spring fashion show and fall rummage sale. The original names on the articles of organization are Dora Finstein, Rebecca Bloom, Frances Callis, Lily Udis, Ida Sachs, Anna Urlanoff, Sarah Shon, Fanny Callis and Bella Simon. After nearly 100 years, the society disbanded in 2004 due to declining membership.


2 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes and one oversized box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Society through Rosanne Litchman, June 24, 2008, accession #08-15..

Processing Information

Processed by: Judy Farrar, September 2012.

MC 123, Hebrew Ladies’ Helping Hand Society of Fall River, Mass. records
Judy Farrar
September 2012
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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