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Manuscript Collection No. 536
Businessman and soldier, of Highland Park, Ill.
Correspondence, diaries, pamphlets, and other materials relating to Becker's service in the U.S. Army and his work with the American Relief Administration; his travels in Europe; World War I and war relief in Europe; and the Joint Distribution Committee of the American Funds for Jewish War Sufferers; together with speeches honoring Becker given by the American Jewish Relief Committee for Sufferers from the War in Chicago.
In part, photocopies.
Terms of Access and Use
The James H. Becker Papers are open to all users. The original manuscript collection is available in the Barrows-Loebelson Reading Room of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
Property and Literary Rights
Mrs. James H. Becker, by the act of donating the James H. Becker Papers to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by James H. Becker Papers and his heirs. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of materials.
Questions concerning rights should be addressed to the Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives. For more information see the American Jewish Archives copyright information webpage.
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives
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Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the James H. Becker Papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-536. James H. Becker Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The James H. Becker Papers were received from Mrs. James H. Becker, Highland Park, Illinois, in 1972.
Processed by American Jewish Archives staff.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the AJA's online catalog.
Persons and Families
Becker, James Herman -- 1894-1970
American Jewish Relief Committee for Sufferers from the War
American Relief Administration
Joint Distribution Committee of the American Funds for Jewish War Sufferers
Jews -- Illinois -- Chicago
Jews -- United States -- Charities
Reconstruction (1914-1939) -- Europe
War relief -- Europe
World War, 1914-1918 -- Civilian relief -- Europe
World War, 1914-1918 -- United States -- Participation, Jewish
Bucharest (Romania) -- Description and travel
Palestine -- Description and travel
Paris (France) -- Description and travel
Poland -- Description and travel
Russia -- Description and travel
Genres and Forms
Soldiers -- United States