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Agudat Ahvah records

Call Number: MS 1934

Scope and Contents

Approximately 500 pieces of correspondence and other documents from the archives of Agudat Ahvah.


  • 1920-1939


Language of Materials

The materials are in Hebrew.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased by the Judaica Collection Curator and transferred to Manuscripts and Archives, 2009.


The records are arranged as received from the Judaica Collection.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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Approximately 500 pieces of correspondence and other documents from the archives of Agudat Ahvah.

Biographical / Historical

Agudat Ahvah ["Brotherhood Society"] was founded in 1895 in Jerusalem as a Jewish fraternal organization to provide fellowship and assistance to Jews throughout the world. The organization expanded rapidly and opened offices in Jaffa, PetahÌ£-Tikvah, Safed, Haifa and Hebron, as well as international branches in Cairo, London, Manchester, New York, and Philadelphia. Hebrew was the primary language of communication, even in the correspondence from offices in the diaspora. The name of the organization appears on the stationery of its international branch offices in various forms, including Achva Society, Achwo Society, Agudath Achwa, Société Ahwe and United Brothers of America.

Processing Information

Records were arranged and described by Julie Cohen, Judaica Collection, Yale University Library.

Guide to the Agudat Ahvah Records
Under Revision
compiled by Carol King
February 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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