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The Blue Card, Inc. Records

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    The collection contains correspondence, minutes of meetings, brochures, news clippings, and printed material, documenting the history of The Blue Card, Inc., in particular its role as a New York-based charity that aided Jewish-German emigres who had fled Europe during the Holocaust. The collection includes minutes, by-laws and articles of incorporation from its inaugural meeting in September 1943; minutes of membership, board of directors, and executive committee meetings; newspaper and magazine clippings about the organization; correspondence, chiefly related to donations to the organization; microfilmed records of donations to the organization; and publicity and promotional material created by the organization, including holiday calendars, postcards, brochures, and the examples of the namesake "blue card" that donors received following their contributions, among other materials.
    inclusive:  1940-2015
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of The Blue Card, Inc.
    Collection Creator
    Blue Card, Inc.
    The Blue Card was established by the Jewish community in Germany in 1934, as a means of helping Jews in Germany who were being persecuted by the Nazi regime through the loss of jobs, the confiscation of Jewish-owned businesses, and other measures. In 1939 The Blue Card was re-established in the United States, with the aim of assisting Jewish refugees who had fled Europe due to Nazi persecution. In 1943 the organization was formally incorporated in the state of New York as a charitable organization.

    Physical Details

    English German
    7 boxes
    2 oversize boxes
    System of Arrangement
    The Blue Card, Inc. records are arranged alphabetically as 4 series: Series 1. Organizational files, 1941-2001; Series 2. Correspondence, 1942-2001; Series 3. Publicity, 1940-2015; Series 3. Publicity, 1940-2015

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Administrative Notes

    Gift of The Blue Card, Inc., 2015.
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