Page 112 - Jewish Book Annual Volume 7 (1948-1949)

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new books were printed and thirty titles reprinted. In tha t 12-
year period, eighty new titles were printed and one hundred and
fifty of the older titles were printed one or more times. The
volume of the Society’s business has increased over five-fold in this
12-year period, under the direction of the writer as Executive
Vice-President. In 1946 the Society purchased its own building
in Philadelphia, where physical facilities are available for a large
expansion of the Society’s program and for the work of the Press.
The history of the first sixty years of the Jewish Publication
Society has indeed been an honorable contribution to the cultural
wealth of the American and world Jewish community. The
measure of the Society’s future activity is entirely dependent on
the support which the Society will receive.