- Existence: 1924-
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
The papers of Philip Lax document his work with four major organizations: the American Jewish Historical Society, B'nai B'rith International, National Conference on Soviet Jewry, and Ellis Island Restoration Commission. The collection documents the years 1915 to 2008, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1970s and 1980s. The papers contain photographs, correspondence, speeches, publications, subject files, and organizational records, such as minutes, financials, memorandums, agendas, and reports.
The Robison Family Fapers reflect various activities of Adolf C. and Ann Green Robison in civic organizations, Jewish communal life, Jewish national and international affairs, and individually in the arts. The collection contains information on the origins of the United Nations; and on aid to Israel before, during, and after the War of Independence. The materials include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, financial documents, newspaper clippings, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, musical scores, and play scripts.
This collection contains a number of documents in Russian relating to Waksman's early life prior and up to the time he emigrated to the U.S. (1886-1910). These include: personal documents and mementos (1911-1966); photographs (1919-1968), including those taken in Stockholm where he received the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine (1952); diaries kept during his many trips abroad (1924-1973) which: contain scientific data, comments on the scientific developments in various countries, especially France, Italy, Japan, and Israel, comments on the Jewish communities, reflections on his youth, and discussions with famous individuals, the most extensive being Marc Chagall and Vera Weizmann; the first public report of the activities of the Rutgers Research and Educational Foundation, entitled, Of Microbes and Men (1959); material about Waksman (1954-1974); two typescripts: "The Elusive Virus, A Fairy Tale" by Marsel Heilman, a pseudonym (?) (1961), and "Men and Molecules," a sequel to "My Life with the Microbes" (1962); a brochure entitled "Streptomycin : two decades of progress in the Antibiotic Era," containing an article by Waksman (1964); two typescripts, "Man's War Against Microbes" (ca. 1964), and "Antibiotics and Human Welfare" (ca. 1970); an address: "A Student at Rutgers," which he delivered shortly before his death (1973).