The collection includes advertisements, articles, correspondence, newsletters, notes, pamphlets, photographs, and press releases. The earliest dated item in the collection is from 1963 and the most recent is dated 2011, with the majority of the items from the mid-to-late 1990s. Much of the correspondence was written by or addressed to Dr. Alan Blum, who is also featured in the photos included in this collection. Background material related to the first published overview of religious denominations’ positions on opposing tobacco use and promotion, “How tobacco companies found religion” by Dr. Blum and Kathleen Fitzgerald in the July 1985 issue of the New York State Journal of Medicine, is also included.
The organizations named in this collection include the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, the Everett Foundation, the Interreligious Coalition on Smoking, the Jewish Welfare Board, the National Jewish Outreach Program, New Jersey GASP, the Tisch Cancer Institute, and United Synagogue.