Scope and Content

Bellefaire Photographs, Series II, 1867-1995 and undated consists of approximately two hundred and thirty photographs of residents, alumni, family of alumni, staff, athletic teams, and the Jewish Orphan Home campus. Notable alumni represented in this collection are JOH assistant superintendent Jack Girick and actor Lou Gilbert.

This collection is of value to researchers studying the history of children and child welfare, social work, early twentieth century orphanages, the evolution of orphanages, and the life of orphans, specifically in the Cleveland, Ohio, area. Those interested in the history of Jewish social service agencies will find this collection useful. Genealogy researchers will also find the collection useful. The collection includes many photographs sent from alumni to Jack Girick, a popular staff member with whom many alumni remained in contact as adults.