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National Jewish War Veterans' presentation ceremony photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS282

Scope and Content

This collection consists of images from the September 12, 1954 ceremony in which the National Jewish War Veterans' members presented a portrait of Judah P. Benjamin, Confederate Secretary of War, to the City of Atlanta.


  • 1954 September 12


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative/Biographical History

Jewish War Veterans of the United States was originally formed as the Hebrew Union Veterans by 63 Jewish Civil War veterans on March 15, 1896 in New York City. The organization's mission is to "maintain true allegiance to the United States of America; to foster and perpetuate true Americanism; to combat whatever tends to impair the efficiency and permanency of our free institutions; to uphold the fair name of the Jew and fight his or her battles wherever unjustly assailed; and to encourage the doctrine of universal liberty, equal rights, and full justice to all men and women." The organization is governed by elected officials such as president, treasurer, and secretary. There are over 400 posts located across the country and members participate in a wide variety of philanthropic activities to assist veterans and nonveterans. These activities include holding holiday parties to provide gifts for veterans at VA hospitals; donating food and clothing; and fighting veteran homelessness.


11 image(s) (11 black and white photographic prints)



Immediate Source of Acquisition



VIS 282 was previously cataloged as BEJ.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2018.

National Jewish War Veterans' presentation ceremony photographs
In Process
Felicia D. Render
March 2018
Description rules
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305