Scope and arrangement
The records of the JBC cover the entire period of boycott activity, 1933-1941, and there are copies of Tenenbaum's writings for later years. There is considerable overlap among the records, but the principle divisions are Miscellaneous Files, General Correspondence, Case Files, Women's Division, and JBC Branches. The Miscellaneous Files is a subject file with headings for internal committees and functions, JBC activities, businesses, and industries that were investigated. It contains correspondence, minutes, memos, reports, leaflets, speeches, and clippings. The General Correspondence, arranged alphabetically by name of the correspondent, covers all areas of the JBC's work. The Case Files consist of two parts, individual companies and industries. Both have letters, memos, and reports on firms suspected of doing business with Germany. The Women's Division files document their activities in support of the boycott. The JBC Branches file has contacts between the New York headquarters and local affiliates. Other major categories are the AJC Boycott Committee (1933-1935), JBC literature, and financial records. There are two 3X5 card files. The larger one (9 drawers) has information on German goods and ships arriving in American ports. The smaller one (1 drawer) records the status of companies vis-a-vis the boycott.