Samuel Calmin Kohs papers
Scope and Content Note
The collection contains manuscript and published material pertaining to Kohs' career as a psychologist and social worker. Also included is extensive personal correspondence both of a general nature, and relating to Kohs' specific involvement with Jewish communal institutions.
A major portion of the collection consists of material pertaining to the National Coordinating Committee and his work with Jewish immigrants. Correspodence with Harry Barron, William Haber, and Jacob Billikopf are in relatively high quantity. The collection also contains lecture notes and bibliographies for courses at institutions such as the New York Graduate School of Jewish Social Work, psychological tests devised by Kohs, manuscript and published versions of speeches and articles, as well as personal memorabilia and an autobiographical sketch.
- undated, 1916-1960
Language of Materials
The collection is in English.
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Samuel Calmin Kohs was born in New York in 1890. He was involved in various major Jewish charities throughout his life, including the Jewish Welfare Federation, the Federation of Jewish Charities, Jewish Committee for Personal Service, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and the National Jewish Welfare Board.
Professionally, Kohs was a psychologist, specializing in clinical and educational psychology, and is known as the inventor of Kohs Blocks--tools that are used to form test patterns in psychodiagnostic examination.
4.5 Linear Feet (9 manuscript boxes)
The collection contains manuscript and published material pertaining to Kohs' career as a psychologist and social worker. Also included are lecture notes, bibliographies for academic courses, as well as personal memorabilia.
This collection is arranged into eight series, organized by document subject.
- Series I: Biographical materials, undated, 1939-1942
- Series II: Lecture notes and bibliographies, undated, 1929-1940
- Subseries 1: Jewish institutions, undated, 1929-1940
- Subseries 2: General academic institutions, undated, 1932-1937
- Series III: Jewish communal institution materials, undated
- Series IV: Émigré materials, undated, 1931-1940
- Series V: National Coordinating Committee materials, undated, 1938-1939
- Series VI: General Psychology and Social Work materials, undated, 1930-1956
- Series VII: Published works, undated, 1914-1946
- Series VIII: Manuscripts, undated, 1932-1946
Located in AJHS New York, NY
Box 2, Folder 15 and Box 8 Folder 8 have been digitized as part of an ongoing digitization-on-demand program at the Center for Jewish History.
- Barron, Harry
- Billikopf, Jacob, 1883-1950
- Emigration and immigration
- Graduate School for Jewish Social Work (New York, N.Y.)
- Haber, William, 1899-1988
- Kohs, S. C. (Samuel Calmin), 1890-1984
- Lecture notes
- Los Angeles (Calif.)
- Manuscripts (documents)
- National Co-ordinating Committee for Aid to Refugees and Emigrants Coming from Germany
- National Jewish Welfare Board
- National Jewish Welfare Board. Bureau of War Records
- New York (N.Y.)
- Social service
- Students -- United States
- Guide to the Samuel Calmin Kohs papers, undated, 1916-1960
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