WPA Yiddish Writer's Group Study (1938-39)

  • Name of organization/district
  • When founded? For what purpose?
  • How founded?
  • Number of members at time of founding
  • Average age at time of founding
  • Have you helped found other organizations?
  • Are you a member of a federation?
  • Which one?
  • Present membership of your organization
  • Membership classification:
    • workers
    • businessmen
    • others
  • Present average age
  • Percent of non-landsleit
  • Number of American born members
  • Proportion of youth members
  • Time of meeting
  • Place of meeting
  • Do you engage in cultural activities?
    • Lectures (What kind?)
    • Theatre
    • Benefits
  • Where held?
  • Language used at:
    • Meetings
    • Correspondence
    • Minutes?
  • Do you pay benefits and amount
    • Death benefit
    • Sick-benefit
    • Others
  • Amount of dues in your organization?
  • Have you your own burial plot?
  • Amount paid in
  • Have you a printed or written constitution?
  • Have you published any material?
  • Have you participated in the raising of funds for the benefit of your native town?
  • Through what agency:
    • Joint Distribution Committee
    • Indepent
    • Others
  • Amount raised until now
  • Have you sent a representative to Europe?
  • What ties do you maintain with the old home
  • How much aid have you given the various institutions?
  • Do you help support any American Jewish institutions?
  • Which ones?
  • Amount contributed annually
  • What are your assets?
  • Is your society:
    • Zionist
    • Orthodox
  • Are you losing or gaining members?
  • Name of your society
  • Address
  • Name of interviewer
  • Date

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