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Shṭif, Naḥum, 1879-1933



  • Existence: 1879 - 1933

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Judah Loeb (Yehude Leyb) Cahan Papers

Identifier: RG 202
Scope and Contents

Manuscripts, correspondence and clippings relating primarily to Cahan's work in Yiddish folklore. Correspondence with Max Weinreich, Shmuel Zanvil Pipe, Zalman Reisen, Nechama Epstein, and Nahum Shtif relating to the organization of YIVO, Vilna. Collections of folklore including items used in Shtudyes vegn yidishe folksshafung (Studies on Jewish Folk Creativity), ed. Max Weinreich, N.Y., 1952. Materials of the J.L. Cahan Folklore Club of YIVO, 1949.

Dates: 1920s-1930s

Mizrakh Yidisher Historisher Arkhiv

Identifier: RG 80

Mizrakh Yidisher Historisher Arkhiv Collection consists of diverse materials that pertain to pogroms in the period between 1918 and 1921 that took place mostly in Ukraine but also in Belarus, Poland, and Russia. There is a wide variety of topics that are covered in the collection including Ukrainian-Jewish relations during a short lived Ukrainian Republic, Ukrainian-Jewish political, communal, and governmental organizations, Ukrainian government and the role of politicians and military Commanders in pogroms, most notably Symon Petlyura and Ataman Grigoriev, pogroms and its aftermath, military occupation of Ukraine by the German, Polish, Bolshevik and General Denikin’s armies and its relationship to pogroms, Jewish self-defense and relief work. Also included here are materials pertaining to the trial of Sholom Schwarzbard who was tried in France for assassination of Symon Petlyura. The collection consists of of large amount of lists and eyewitness testimonies, correspondence, complaints and petitions, reports and resolutions, statements and proclamations, memoranda and circular letters, conference materials, statues and by-laws, clippings and bulletins, military orders, and photographs.

Dates: 1717-1956; Majority of material found in 1917-1927

Papers of Abraham Liessin (1872-1938)

Identifier: RG 201

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Abraham Liessin, including correspondence with many important literary figures, manuscripts of essays and poems by Liessin from Di Tsukunft(The Future) and from his published works, clippings, receipts, invitations, and other materials relating to Liessin’s family. This collection shows how Di Tsukunft became one of the leading Yiddish literary journsl during hte 25 years of Liessin's editorship.

Dates: 1894-1948

Papers of Alexander Mukdoni

Identifier: RG 227
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with individuals and organizations: Ben Adir, Shlomo Bickel, Marc Chagall, Baruch (Boris) Glassman, Jacob Glatstein, H. Leivick, Mendele Moykher Sforim, Paul Muni, Shmuel Niger, Melech Ravitch, Zalman Reisen, Ignacy Schipper, Nahum Shtif, Isaac Nachman Steinberg, Abraham Sutzkever. Manuscripts of articles by Mukdoni, including fragments of his memoirs.

Dates: 1918 - 1958

Papers of Benjamin Jacob Bialostotzky

Identifier: RG 479
Scope and Contents

Typescripts of Bialostotzky's works, essays, letters, speeches. Typescripts of works by others. Clippings of articles by and about Bialostotzky's writings. Clippings about other authors. Bialostotzky's notes about various Yiddish writers. Correspondence with Yiddish literary figures including Shlomo Bickel, Menahem Boraisha, Daniel Charney, David Einhorn, Ben Zion Goldberg, Abba Gordin, Chaim Kazdan, Leon Kobrin, Malka Lee, Leibush Lehrer, H. Leivick, Raphael Mahler, Kalman Marmor, Shmuel Niger, Joseph Opatoshu, David Pinsky, Melech Ravitch, Abraham Reisen, A.A. Roback, Israel Jacob Schwartz, Mark Schweid, Zalman Shneur, Nahum Shtif, Abraham Sutzkever, Jennings (Yehudah) Tofel, Lazar Weiner, Max Weinreich, Berish Weinstein.

Dates: 1929 - 1963

Papers of Nokhem Shtif

Identifier: RG 57

This collection contains papers of Nokhem Shtif, a Yiddish philologist, editor, literary historian, translator, and political activist, and one of the founders of the YIVO Institute in Vilna. The bulk of the materials pertains to Yiddish language, philology, and literature, as well as to the administration and activities of the Kiev-based Institute of Jewish Proletarian Culture, especially the Philological Section, which was directed by Shtif. The materials include manuscripts of Shtif's writings and speeches; correspondence; reports; meeting minutes; departmental planning documents and course programs/syllabi; materials related to Shtif's teaching of Yiddish stylistics courses; newspaper clippings; several manuscripts of articles and research works by other scholars; and notes, transcriptions, and other research materials, including memoirs related to the lexicographer Y. M. Lifshits.

Dates: 1910-1934

Tcherikower Archive YIVO Administration Records

Identifier: RG 82

This collection contains documents and records accumulated by Elias Tcherikower in his capacity as co-founder of YIVO, member of the Executive Office, and Chair of the Historical Section, 1925-1943. It is particularly significant for its records of the YIVO Historical Section, and extensive correspondence documenting the founding of the Institute.

Dates: 1921-1962; Majority of material found within 1925-1943