Finding aid for the Sidney Z. Vincent Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Vincent, Sidney Z.
Title: Sidney Z. Vincent Papers
Dates: 1940-1982
Extent: 0.40 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: Sidney Z. Vincent (1912-1982) served as Assistant Director of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, Ohio, from 1951 to 1965 and as Executive Director from 1965 until his retirement in 1975. Throughout his career, he worked in tandem with Executive Vice-President Henry L. Zucker, making the Federation the primary organizing instrument for the Jewish community in northeast Ohio. Vincent led major studies of Jewish education, Federation-synagogue relations, cultural life, and Jewish community histories, and coordinated programs linking Cleveland and Israel. In 1969, Vincent served as the American Director of the World Conference on Human Needs in Israel. He also served as President of the National Conference of Jewish Communal Service and as Chairman of the International Conference of Jewish Communal Service in 1971. Before beginning his career in Jewish community service, Vincent taught English at Glenville High School, his alma mater. Throughout his career, Vincent also wrote poems, stories, and scripts for various occasions. Vincent wrote some scripts for WBOE, the radio station of the Cleveland Board of Education, in the late 1940s. Vincent's autobiography Personal and Professional tells the story of his life and his involvement in the Jewish community. The collection consists of correspondence, a memorial book, a retirement tribute, scripts, and short stories.
MS Number MS 5095
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English