Accession consists of photographs and textual records which document the Young Maccabees organization. The records include photocopies of articles and a speech regarding the history of the Young Maccabees club and members. Additionally there is a copy of the club's statement of purpose. The photographs document Young Maccabees lectures in 1985 and 1986. Many of the individuals in the photographs have been identified on the verso.
The photograph was donated by Luba Richardson. Her late husband, Sam Richardson, was a member of the Young Maccabees.
The Young Maccabees was a club for Jewish boys created by Alan Coatsworth in 1923. Coatsworth himself was Christian, but keenly interested in helping the poor Jewish boys in his neighbourhood. The organization served as popular discussion group for the youth.
Irving Himel and other former Young Maccabees later created the Alan Coatsworth Lecture Series in his honour as a way of furthering racial harmony.
Related material note: see related accessions #1991-1-7 and 2010-3-4