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June 3, 2013

Doodles

Filed under: found in the archives, Uncategorized — susanwoodland @ 10:33 am

Members of the FJP Budget Department attended many meetings in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s; their attendance is reflected in the Budget Department Subject Files subseries: many notes made on yellow lined paper, on agendas, worksheets and on the meeting minutes themselves.  Meetings attended include Distribution Committee meetings, various subcommittee meetings, individual agency budget meetings and departmental budget meetings.  Below is a worksheet for one of the camps funded by FJP from 1959:

Camp Isabella Freedman Budget Worksheet, 1959

Camp Isabella Freedman Budget Worksheet, 1959

At some meetings dealing also with Greater New York Fund (GNYF) budgetary issues, someone or various someones perhaps helped their concentration by doodling.  The notes below have doodles from meetings in the 1970s.

Notes from Greater New York Fund Campaign, 1975

Notes from meeting with Budget Director, Jack Applebaum, 1975

Distinctive red ball point pen doodle:

Notes from Greater New York Fund Campaign, 1976

Notes from Greater New York Fund Campaign, 1976

All three of these doodles could have been made by men or women;  I’d like to think they were made by one or more of the three women who were in the department at least in the 1960s-1970s (in Bea Newman’s case, she worked in the department from 1956 to 1994) – signs that their thoughts were straying to that evening’s visit to the hair salon or dress shop.  Each of these three also had signed correspondence in some of the Budget Department Subject folders in the 1960s: Bea Newman, who handled a lot of the GNYF correspondence for both Saltz and Applebaum , Mrs. Getzler and Miss F. (Frances) Klein.

We hope to find more examples of doodling at meetings as we get further into the collection.

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