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Machine-readable finding aid created by Lindsay Sprechman in June 2019. Finding aid was encoded by Lindsay Sprechman in June 2019. Description is in English.
Flyer for a 1981 event sponsored by the Boston Committee to Challenge Anti-Semitism.
The Boston Committee to Challenge Anti-Semitism (later changed to just BCCAS) was organized in early 1978 in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston in response to a proposed Nazi rally in Skokie, Illinois, a city in which many Holocaust survivors lived. Its mission was to be “a group of Jew and non-Jews dedicated to the elimination of anti-Semitism and the sharing of Jewish culture.” Five working committees were immediately established to serve this mission (demonstration, research and writing, educational, unity Seder, and steering committees), but were late reorganized as the organization expanded. BCCAS sponsored a variety of cultural and political events, including Passover unity seders, Chanukah and Sukkot celebrations, anti-Nazi rallies, and educational workshops and seminars on topics like anti-Semitism, racism, Jewish feminism, and more. The organization also released position papers and wrote articles on topics including affirmative action and the Middle East conflict. In 1981, BCASS disbanded.
Materials from this collection.
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains newsletters, flyers, correspondence, writings, speeches, position papers, and administrative documents documenting the activities and work of the Boston Committee to Challenge Anti-Semitism. Included are newsletters from 1978-1981; flyers advertising various events and programs; writings, speeches, and position papers on a variety of topics, including the Middle East conflict, affirmative action, and the rise of Nazism; and miscellaneous administrative documents, including meeting minutes and agendas and membership lists.
The collection is arranged into a a single series as follows:
- Series I: Boston Committee to Challenge Anti-Semitism Records, undated, 1978-1981
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Identification of item, date (if known); Boston Committee to Challenge Anti-Semitism Records; JHC-0010; box number; folder number; Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS, Boston, Mass.
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Series I: Boston Committee to Challenge Anti-Semitism Records, undated, 1978-1981
Scope and Content:
See Collection Scope and Content Note.
|1||1||Administrative Documents||undated, 1978|
|1||7||Position Papers||undated, 1979|
|1||8||Speeches and Writings||undated|