[ca. 1918]. Loose leaf. One loose leaf page, measuring 8.5x11", and a card measuring 6x 3 3/4". This scarce collection is comprised of a mimeographed typescript fundraising letter of appeal for the organization, along with a small unfilled card to pledge monetary support, title "Shekel Application". The letter is addressed from the President of the organization Eugene Meyer, Jr.* and is undated. The card contains the Jewish date 5678. Starting at least as early as 1916, the University Zionist Society of New York (also known as the New York University Zionist Society) was the earliest Zionist organization at New York University and likely among the earliest such American-Jewish organizations on college campuses. An interesting and important document in the study of Zionist Organizations in the United States. Text of the letter in English. Pledge card in English on the front and Yiddish on the back. Both documents in near fine condition overall, and protected in modern mylar. Documents housed in a manilla folder. near fine. Item #48332
*Eugene Isaac Meyer (1875 – 1959) was an American-Jewish financier, public official, philanthropist and newspaper publisher. He served as Chairman of the US Federal Reserve from 1930-1933, during the height of the Great Depression. From 1933 until his death in 1959, he was the owner and publisher of the Washington Post. For a brief period in 1946, he gave up his position at the newspaper, after being appointed the head of the newly formed World Bank by President Harry S. Truman.