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Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel), 1874-1949

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 18740317-19490419

Found in 33 Collections and/or Records:

Abba Hillel Silver collection

 Collection
Identifier: P-755
Overview Collection consists of 7 items relating to Silver's efforts to further the Zionist cause during the 1940s and 1950s. It contains a 1940 letter from Silver as Chairman of the United Palestine Appeal to the Joint Distribution Committee with respect to a proposed joint fundraising campaign. Also included are 3 pamphlets relating to the controversy of 1944-45 regarding what the wartime approach of the Zionist's cause to the American government should be and over which Silver resigned as co-chairman of the American Zionist Emergency Council due to his advocacy of a more aggressive approach than was being taken. A 1955 Zionist Organization of America bulletin, dedicated to the 300th anniversary of Jews in North America, which contains an essay by Silver entitled "Zionism in American Jewry" is also included. Also contains documents regarding two tribute dinners held in Silver's honor, one in 1947 on his departure to Palestine, and one in 1954 sponsored by the Brookline-Brighton-Newton Zionist District in Massachusetts.
Dates: 1940-1955

American Jewish Congress, records

 Collection
Identifier: I-77
Overview The records of the American Jewish Congress, a national Jewish agency, concerned primarily with Jewish and other minority civil rights, include the constitution, by-laws, and minutes of the Administrative and Executive Committees and Governing Council of the Congress. The collection has materials generated by the National Biennial Conventions, Executive Directors, including Phil Baum and Henry Siegman, and the General Counsel files of Will Maslow, Commissions and the Jerusalem Conferences of Mayors, Regional Chapters, National Women's Division, Business and Professional Chapters, Public Relations, and miscellaneous activities conducted by American Jewish Congress.
Dates: undated, 1916-2006; Majority of material found within 1949-2003

American Zionist Council records

 Collection
Identifier: I-284
Overview Correspondence, memoranda, public statements, "press kits," press digests, reports, newsletters, pamphlets and program materials issued by a mainstream Zionist organization promoting the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine, using political pressure, by legal means.
Dates: ca. 1940-1969

Bernard C. Ehrenreich Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-26
Overview The Papers of Bernard Calonius Ehrenreich, a Rabbi and civic leader in Montgomery, Alabama, document his personal and professional life over seven decades, and highlights his involvment in a broad range of organizations and activities. The collection is valuable to those researching topics such as Zionism; Progressivism; boys' camps; Montgomery, Alabama's Jewish community; Christian-Jewish relations in the South; and soldiers' correspondence from World War I and World War II. In addition, Ehrenreich's involvment in organizations such as the National Jewish Welfare Board; National American Woman Suffrage Association; Intercollegiate Menorah Association; Federation of American Zionists; and Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity are documented within the collection as well as postcards displaying various Jewish images.
Dates: undated, 1871-1971

Bernard G. Richards, papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-868
Overview The collection contains Bernard G. Richards personal and official correspondence, papers from his involvement with the American Jewish Congress and Jewish Information Bureau, published and unpublished writings, publications collected by Richards, articles about Richards and his activities, correspondence and articles from testimonial dinners in honor of Richards, and photographs. Significant correspondents include Joseph Barondess, Louis D. Brandeis, Vladimir Jabotinsky, J.L. Magnes, Louis Marshall, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jacob H. Schiff, Philip Slomovitz, Arthur Hays Sulzberger, Morris Winchovsky, and Stephen S. Wise.
Dates: undated, 1820, 1868, 1895-1996, 1999

Ehrenreich family papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-96
Overview Collection consists primarily of correspondence, genealogical charts, newpaper clippings, published material, photographs, and memorabilia of the Waterman-Ehrenreich-Krensky family. Of particular interest are the items relating to Bernard Ehrenreich, Louise Waterman Wise, and Stephen Samuel Wise.
Dates: undated, 1841-1971

General Jewish Council Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-170
Overview The General Jewish Council was an umbrella organization founded by the American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress, B’nai B’rith and Jewish Labor Committee in order to coordinate their rights defense activities. The bulk of the records in this collection date between 1938 and 1944, the active years of the Council. Materials consist primarily of correspondence, minutes, memoranda, and reports.
Dates: 1934-1947

Gertrude Wolf, papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-27
Overview Collection consists primarly of correspondence and material relating to Stephen S. Wise, including photographs, miscellaneous items, and sermons delivered at Congregation Beth Israel in Portland, Oregon. Also contains letters from Lawrence Gilman, John Haynes Holmes, Leo Katz, Charles A. Sherrill, Michael Banner, Fiske Kimball, and Philip James; a manuscript play "Everyday" by Rachel Crothers; and an autobiography in shorthand.
Dates: undated, 1899-1944

Papers of Cecilia Razovsky

 Collection
Identifier: P-290
Overview The papers consist of correspondence and reports of Cecelia Razovsky (married name: Davidson), noted social worker specializing in immigration and resettlement of refugees. The collection includes information about her work with the National Council of Jewish Women in the 1920s, and with the National Refugee Service (and predecessor organizations) in the 1930s. Information is included about her work as a Resettlement Supervisor in the post-World War II Displaced Persons camps in Europe, and as a field worker in the southwestern U.S. for the United Service for New Americans in 1950. The collection contains reports and correspondence from her trips to South America, primarily Brazil, to explore possibilities of refugee settlement in 1937 and 1946; as a representative for United HIAS Service to aid in settling Egyptian and Hungarian refugees in 1957-1958; and as a pleasure trip and evaluation of the changes in the Jewish community of the country in 1963. Also included in the collection are many of Razovsky's articles, plays, and pamphlets.
Dates: undated, 1913-1971

Cyrus Adler Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-16
Overview Born in Arkansas and raised in Pennsylvania, Cyrus Adler was a prominent Jewish scholar, educator, and leader. A nephew of the Philadelphian Sulzbergers (Mayer and David), Adler developed an interest in libraries, Semitics, and Assyriology, going on to earn a Ph.D from Johns Hopkins. In 1888, Adler began work at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D. C., and eventually became the President of Dropsie College in Philadelphia. Adler was active in the American Jewish Historical Society, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the United Synagogue, the American Jewish Committee, the Jewish Agency for Palestine, The Jewish Encyclopedia, and the National Jewish Welfare Board. He also participated in the 1919 Paris Peace Conference.

This collection represents a small portion of Adler's papers, with materials concerning Jewish activism, Conservative Judaism, and Jewish scholarship and history in America. The collection contains correspondence, page proofs, manuscripts, and published articles, clippings, notes, speeches, and ephemera.
Dates: undated, 1883-1937

I. Martin Spier Papers

 Collection — Container: Consolidated Box P15, Folder: P-561
Identifier: P-561
Overview The collection consists of the following: material pertaining to the organization of the Youth Division of the American Jewish Congress (1940) including signed letters from Stephen S. Wise and Edward S. Silver and minutes of a meeting on reorganization of the division; a letter and flyer pertaining to a speaking engagement for the Works Projects Administration for the City of New York (1940); a letter of invitation to a meeting of the Junior Federation-Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities (1940); a biographical sketch; Spier's Bar Mitzvah speech; as well as an American Jewish Congress family membership card (1937).
Dates: undated, 1929-1940

Israel Herbert Levinthal papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-809
Overview Collection consists of articles written by and about Levinthal, resolutions and testimonials for his fiftieth and ninetieth birthday and thirty-five years of service to Brooklyn Jewish Center, obituaries, and photographs. The articles written by Levinthal consist of contributions he made to the Brooklyn Jewish Center Review, and a dedication and speech that was published as part of the twenty-fifth anniversary book of the Brooklyn Jewish Center. The collection also includes articles concerning his daughter Helen Hadassah Levinthal Lyons, who was the first woman to complete a rabbinical curriculum at a Jewish theological institution. Lyons received her Masters of Hebrew Literature from the Jewish Institute of Religion. Correspondence from Stephen S. Wise thanking her for donations and a birthday gift are enclosed.
Dates: 1938-1983

Jacob Xenab Cohen, papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-661
Overview Consists of correspondence, articles, speeches, travel notes, ephemera and other documents pertaining to the careers of a civil-engineer who retired from that profession in 1924 to become a practicing rabbi. Includes materials from Cohen's campaigns against employment discrimination and Nazi persecution of Jews in Europe from 1932 to 1945.
Dates: undated, 1913-1978

Jewish Frontier anniversary speeches

 Collection
Identifier: I-142
Overview Consists of three speeches, delivered by Stephen S. Wise, Horace M. Kallen, and Hayim Fineman, at the first anniversary dinner of the Jewish Frontier.
Dates: 1936

Joseph Isaac Bluestone (1860-1934) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: P-323
Overview Contains the memoirs and scrapbooks of Bluestone, concerning his numerous communal activities, especially those in the Zionist movement. A description of the collection was published by Hyman B. Grinstein in Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, no. 35 (1939), and a detailed inventory was prepared by Harry Bluestone (n.d.).
Dates: undated, 1875-1991

Joseph Shubow Collection

 Collection
Identifier: P-881
Overview The Joseph Shubow Collection documents the life and professional activities of Joseph Shubow, military Chaplain, leader of the Congregation B’nai Moshe, Boston, MA and a prominent American Zionist leader. The collection includes correspondence, documents, lists, writings, speeches and sermons notes, photographs, and printed materials. Materials constituting the collection reflect various aspects of Joseph Shubow’s personal and professional life, religious leadership and writings in the fields of Judaism and Jewish history.
Dates: 1900-1979; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1969

Lipsky Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-858
Overview The Lipsky Family Papers reflect the professional and personal activities of Eleazar Lipsky (1911-1993), his father, Zionist leader Louis Lipsky (1876-1963), and his mother, Charlotte Lipsky (1879-1959), as well as other family members. Eleazar Lipsky was a lawyer, novelist, Zionist and the head of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in the early 1960s. While working on a multi-part family novel, Eleazar Lipsky gathered and arranged much of the family material in this collection. In addition to family history, the collection contains information on the American Zionist movement, Bernard Richards’s role in the Committee of Jewish Delegations at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, and various legal battles involving such parties as the Jewish Week, the American Examiner, Doubleday, Philip Hochstein and Lillie Shultz. The materials include correspondence, an unfinished manuscript, legal transcripts, clippings, speeches, research materials, financial documents, miscellaneous writings and a few photographs.
Dates: 1904-1992; Majority of material found within 1925 - 1992

Marion E. Kenworthy Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-511
Overview Marion E Kenworthy (1891-1980) was one of the founders of the Non-Sectarian Committee for German Refugee Children. Starting in 1938, they organized a lobbying effort to have the U.S. Congress allow for the migration of refugee children from Europe to the United States. This collection documents, through correspondence, depositions, meeting minutes, and more, the group’s activities. Of particular importance is the congressional testimony relating to the 1939 Wagner-Rogers bill.
Dates: undated, 1938-1952

Marvin Lowenthal, papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-140
Overview This collection contains Marvin Lowenthal's correspondence, journals, diaries, documents, photographs, memorabilia, and printed materials relating to his life, writings, Zionist activities, and relief work on behalf of German Jewry. Includes material on his youth, school work, and college years, as well as autobiographical writings and family correspondence containing information on Horace Kallen and early 20th century Zionist activities. Of particular note is his later correspondence with Jacob Billikopf, Jerome Frank, Horace M. Kallen, Elmer Rice, Eugene C. Taylor, and Stephen S. Wise.
Dates: undated, 1871-1959

Max James Kohler Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-7
Overview The Papers of Max J. Kohler (1871-1934) document his life's work as lawyer, historian, writer, researcher, and defender of Jewish and immigrant rights. Correspondents include many of Kohler's contemporaries in the field of history and immigration law including Cyrus Adler; William Taft; John Bassett Moore; Mortimer Schiff; David Hunter Miller; Baron and Baroness de Hirsch; the Straus Family including Oscar Straus; Luigi Luzzatti; Leon Huhner; and Julian Mack. Subjects include U.S. immigration law, American-Jewish history, Col. Alfred Dreyfus, Haym Salomon, Ellis Island, Rabbi Kaufmann Kohler, the publication God in Freedom, international treaties, and the Peace Conference of 1919.
Dates: 1765-1963; Majority of material found within 1888 - 1935

Melvin Urofsky collection

 Collection
Identifier: P-515
Overview Contains 21 typescripts from oral history interviews with individuals associated with Stephen S. Wise. The interviews were conducted primarily by Melvin Urofsky for a biography and transcribed at the Institute for Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Also includes over 300 photocopies of correspondence to and from Stephen S. Wise, found in the Yale University Library, Princeton University Library, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, American Jewish Archives and the Harry S. Truman Library.
Dates: 1898-1977

New York Board of Rabbis Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-506
Overview The New York Board of Rabbis is a cross-denominational Jewish organization for rabbis that seeks to foster fellowship, provide educational enrichment, and rise above theological differences to strengthen and defend the Jewish community advancing its’ educational, religious, and social values. The collection documents the governance of the Board and its activities in serving the Jewish community of New York and at large.
Dates: undated, 1881-2000; Majority of material found within 1948-2000

Papers of the Solis-Cohen Family

 Collection
Identifier: P-642
Overview Family papers of the American Sephardic Solis and Cohen families, composed of materials primarily from the American Civil War to the 1930s, with some additional materials prior to and after the time period. Contains correspondence, diaries, journals, medical papers, and eulogies of the family; materials relating to Zionist and Jewish organizations in the United States and abroad; genealogical research and correspondence of several famous Jewish personas; and artifacts, art work and other ephemera.
Dates: undated, 1808-1990

Papers of William Edlin (1878-1947)

 Collection
Identifier: RG 251
Overview This collection contains the personal and professional papers of William Edlin, editor of The Day and a prominent Socialist. It includes correspondence with individuals and with organizations, newspaper clippings, manuscripts of works by Edlin and by others as well as translations done by Edlin, and some of Edlin’s personal documents. These materials relate to Edlin’s involvement with The Day, with the Socialist Party, the Workmen’s Circle, various labor and Zionist organizations, literary clubs and activities, and with music, art and drama.
Dates: 1894-1948, 1960-1969

Rabbi Edward Klein papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-764
Overview The papers consist of biographical information on Rabbi Klein, including publications of his sermon excerpts and press releases issued for his 25th anniversary as leader of Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. The collection also contains correspondence concerning the rabbi's activities and his testimony in 1964 against Bible reading in schools as Chairman of the Church and State Commission of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Other items of interest include a prayer for Rabbi Stephen S. Wise's funeral and Klein's article and a SWFS publication in memory of him, a report on the care of Jewish Tuberculosis patients (1923), information concerning Young Adventurers Club for mentally retarded children in SWFS, and a signature appeal for a 1967 candlelight vigil against the Vietnam War.
Dates: 1914, 1923, 1949-1985

Records of the American Jewish Committee Executive Offices (EXO-29), Morris Waldman Files

 Collection
Identifier: RG 347.1.29 (EXO-29)
Overview The collection represents the papers of Morris David Waldman (1879-1963), a rabbi, social worker and communal leader, who was appointed executive secretary of one of the main Jewish defense organizations, the American Jewish Committee (AJC), in 1928. The executive secretary had top executive function at the organization and was in charge of working out and implementing the organization’s projects and policies regarding monitoring the civil and human rights of the Jews, and intervening on behalf of the Jews both in the U.S. and abroad. In 1942, Waldman was promoted to executive vice-president, a position he held until his retirement in 1945. The Morris Waldman Files relate to all of Waldman's activities as acting executive secretary and vice-president of the AJC.
Dates: 1905-1963; Majority of material found within 1930-1945

Records of the Industrial Removal Office

 Collection
Identifier: I-91
Overview The Industrial Removal Office was created as part of the Jewish Agricultural Society to assimilate immigrants into American society, both economically and culturally. It worked to employ all Jewish immigrants. The collection contains administrative and financial records, immigrants' removal records, and correspondence. A database has been constructed to search for persons removed by the Industrial Removal Office.
Dates: undated, 1899-1922

Richard James Horatio Gottheil family papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-49
Overview Consists of a diary (92 pages) kept by Richard J.H. Gottheil, September 28, 1897-March 21, 1899, containing notations relating to his Zionist activities, the Jewish Religious School Union (organized ca. 1897), the Jewish encyclopedia and Helpful Thoughts, a Jewish monthly for children of which he was co-editor, and to his correspondence and association with Stephen S. Wise, Bernard C. Ehrenreich, Henry Pereira Mendes and Julia Richman. Also contains a manuscript notebook of poems transcribed by his wife, Emma L. Gottheil, and a manuscript copy of the Book of Job.
Dates: undated, 1897-1899

Sabbath Observance Association (New York, N.Y.) records

 Collection
Identifier: I-273
Overview Consists of meeting minutes and printed ephemera connected with the proposal to encourage American Jews (particularly businessmen) to observe the Sabbath.
Dates: 1900-1902

Shad Polier Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-572
Overview This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Shad Polier, including legal files from cases with which Polier was involved, particularly those concerning adoptions and civil liberties, articles and speeches by Polier, correspondence, and materials from several of the organizations with which Polier was affiliated, including the American Jewish Congress, the World Jewish Congress and the NAACP. These materials reflect his widespread participation with the civil liberties movement, equal rights and anti-discrimination law.
Dates: 1916-1976; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1970