Serina B. Lorsch (1906-1997) Collection (K0094)
Jewish Community Archives (JCA)
Serina Lorsch was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, where she received her early education and graduated from Central High School in 1922. She then pursued a library career, working in Chicago, St. Joseph, and Tulsa public libraries before moving to Kansas City. Serena married Hans Lorsch and had been active in various Jewish women's organizations and has served as president of the Temple B'nai Jehudah Sisterhood (1950-1955) and the Kansas City Chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women (1956-1957). She also was an active volunteer in Kansas City, working with a number of institutions such as the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the William Rockhill Nelson Library, the Kansas City Art Institute Library and others. As a champion of women's rights, she worked in the campaign to secure ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in Missouri.
This collection consists of materials related to the campaign to gain ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in Missouri, documents pertaining to the United National World Conference on Women in 1980, and materials related to various organizations of which Mrs. Lorsch was a part, as well as personal and family papers. 1863-1991.
4 cubic feet.
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