|Title||Glennwood ORT Records|
|Collection||Glennwood ORT Records|
|Scope & Content||
*The Glennwood ORT Records are housed at the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs.
The Glennwood ORT collection was donated to the archives in self-adhesive photo albums. The albums contained all the materials relating to the organization's history, including photographs, fliers, newsletters, and meeting minutes, dating back to their origin in 1962. Because of the length of the time the documents and photographs had been in the books, we found that a majority of materials could not be removed without doing significant harm. The decision was made to keep the pages intact, but remove them from the album. However, the scrapbooks covering 1962-1976 were pasted in bound albums and could not be taken apart. Therefore, Box 4 contains the two intact albums, along with objects given with the collection. Other than Box 4, the materials are arranged in chronological order.
Women's American ORT (WAO) was founded October 12, 1927, to assist ORT in providing financial support to the ORT program serving Eastern European Jews. ORT's mission is to strengthen communities throughout the world through education.
Glennwood, a chapter of Women's American ORT formed on April 3, 1962. It received its charter from New York and formed under the auspices of Town & Country ORT. Glennwood was named in honor of astronaut John Glenn, and at its inception had twenty-three members.
In the early days this chapter supported the ORT School of Engineering in Jerusalem. They continue to support all ORT schools. A large portion of the money they raised went to M.O.T (Maintenance ORT Training), which supports schools, provides teacher training, materials and equipment, classrooms and laboratories. In 1975 Glenwood ORT received the Education Award given by the Michigan Region WAO. They have followed ORT International's common causes to help Jewish people better themselves and helped to educate people around the world.
|Extent of Description||4 Linear Feet (4 SB)|
|Credit line||Glenwood ORT Records, Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives|
Women's American ORT
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