Announcement: JDC Archives New York 1975-1989 Collection Now Available Online

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The JDC Archives is pleased to announce that its New York 1975-1989 Collection, which documents the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s global humanitarian activities over a sprawling 15-year period, is now available to researchers for the first time.

These records detail numerous instances in this period of JDC’s non-sectarian disaster relief responses, including founding the Interfaith Hunger Appeal in 1978, along with Catholic Relief Catholic Relief Services and Church World Service; establishing its first open mailbox in 1979 to enable American Jews to provide support to Cambodians fleeing the Khmer Rouge regime to refugee camps on the Thailand border; and financing the airlift of more than 60 victims of a 1998 Armenia earthquake to Israel to undergo rehabilitation.  

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