The Esther Brenner "1939" Club Collection documents aspects of Brenner's tenure on the club's Board of Directors during the late twentieth century. The collection is composed of two series: Club Activity Files (1952-1996) and Press Clippings and Collected Publications (1986-1995).
Series I, Club Activity Files, contains materials related to the planning and promotion of club events and publications, particularly the 42nd Anniversary Celebration in 1994 and the club's annual yearbook. Materials include correspondence, meeting agendas and notes, fliers and programs, and yearbook mock-ups with photographic prints. A manuscript draft of the club's history is also included as well as reproductions of the club's earliest meeting notes from 1952-1953. Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within.
Series II, Press Clippings and Collected Publications, contains newspaper clippings of various topics related to the Holocaust and Jewish communities which were likely used in the construction of membership publications for The "1939" Club. The series also contains collected personal narratives and publications from affiliated organizations, such as newsletters, fliers, and posters. Posters include Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie by Marcel Ophüls, One Family by the Israel Emergency Solidarity Fund, Martyrs Memorial and Museum of the Holocaust, A Hard Lesson by New York Times Magazine, Night of Pogroms by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Writing Contest. Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within.