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Harkavy, Alexander, 1863-1939



  • Existence: 1863 - 1939-

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Alexander Harkavy papers

Identifier: P-50

Contains a diary (68 pages) kept by Harkavy of his trip to Europe and Canada in the interests of Jewish emigration, 1906-1907, three printed lectures of a course in English given by Harkavy for the Jewish Home University (1926), the manuscript of a Hebrew-English-Yiddish dictionary begun by Harkavy but not completed (1934, 53 p.) and correspondence, including letters to him from Aaron S. Bettelheim (Baltimore, 1889), the Isaac bar Levison Hebrew Literary Society of Baltimore expressing their gratitude for his aid (1889), and Joseph Jacobs concerning an article for the Jewish encyclopedia (1901). Also contains material relating to his wife Bella and her family.

Dates: undated, 1868-1937

Bina Weinreich Collection

Identifier: RG 615
Scope and Contents

The Bina Weinreich collection consists of correspondance, memos, articles, documents pertaining YIVO publications (Max Weinreich's "History of the Yiddish Language;" the "Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry;" Nahum Stutchkoff's "Thesaurus of the Yiddish Language" and Alexander Harkavy's "Yiddish-English-Hebrew Dictionary"), Uriel Weinreich's publications "College Yiddish" and "English-Yiddish Yiddish-English Dictionary," as well as her own publications "Yiddish Folktales" and "Yidishe Folkmayses," personal papers, photographs, folklore and ethnographic materials collected by Bina Weinreich, lectures, papers given, offprints of articles, teaching material, and sound recordings from the "Dialect Project."

Dates: circa 1970 - circa 1990

Isidor Ginsburg Papers

Identifier: RG 456
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Jewish literary figures including Shalom Asch, Abraham Cahan, Alexander Harkavy, Abraham Liessin, Judah L. Magnes, Abraham Reisen, Zalman Shneur. Clippings of articles by or about Ginsburg. Personal documents.

Dates: 1894 - 1947

Judah Achilles Joffe Papers

Identifier: RG 546
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with individuals including Salo Baron, Bernard Baruch, Sidor Belarsky, Ber Borochov, Judah Leob (Leib) Cahan, Jacob de Haas, Mendl Elkin, Ben Zion Goldberg, Alexander Harkavy, Ephim Jeshurin, Yudel Mark, Kalman Marmor, Henry Morgenthau, Melech Ravitch, Zalman Reisen, Edward Sapir, Max Weinreich, Uriel Weinreich, Yehoash. Correspondence with organizations. Family correspondence. Letters from former students. Biographical materials, such as curriculum vitae, autobiographical notes, I.D. cards, letters of recommendation. Financial records. Clippings of Joffe's publications, of articles about him. Reports, minutes, plans, memoranda and correspondence relating to the Great Dictionary of the Yiddish Language. Materials relating to the YIVO Institute. Notes of Executive Committee meetings. Notes on Board of Directors meetings. Materials of the Research and Training Division. Materials on YIVO Annual Conferences. Materials on the YIVO in Vilna. Materials relating to Joffe's courses and lectures: notes on Yiddish courses, Yiddish composition, phonetics, morphology, etymology. Materials relating to the following topics: dictionaries; Russian literature and linguistics; Old-Yiddish language and literature; the Bove-bukh by Elias Levita (Elia Bachur). Materials relating to music, musicians, Yiddish songs, music institutions, recordings. Folklore materials: folksongs, proverbs, anecdotes.

Dates: 1893 - 1966

Leon Kobrin Papers

Identifier: RG 376
Scope and Contents

Manuscripts of Kobrin's plays, stories, memoirs and fragments of novels. Clippings of Kobrin's articles and about Kobrin's life, 1920s - 1940s. Correspondence with individuals including Jacob P. Adler, S. An-Ski, Shalom Asch, Abraham Cahan, Ossip Dymow, Ben Zion Goldberg, Jacob Gordin, Alexander Harkavy, Isaac A. Hourwich, Abraham Liessin, Kalman Marmor, Shmuel Niger, Maurice Schwartz, Boris Thomashefsky, Baruch Vladeck, Yehoash, Chaim Zhitlowsky.

Dates: 1898 - 1950

Papers of Alexander Harkavy

Identifier: RG 761
Scope and Contents

The papers consist of entries, on index cards, for a Yiddish dictionary.

Dates: undated

Papers of Ezekiel Leavitt

Identifier: RG 218
Scope and Contents

Correspondence from individuals: Cyrus Adler, Joseph Barondess, Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Louis D. Brandeis, Alexander Harkavy, Mordecai Kaplan, Judah L. Magnes, Max Nordau, David de Sola Pool, Solomon Schechter, Abba Hillel Silver, Upton Sinclair, Israel Joshua Singer, Henrietta Szold, Stephen S. Wise. Correspondence from organizations. Personal documents. Manuscripts of Leavitt's writings. Photographs of friends and relatives.

Dates: 1890 - 1945

Solomon Judson Papers

Identifier: RG 579
Scope and Contents

The papers consist of general correspondence, letters from readers to "Dr. Klorman", some manuscripts, personal documents. Correspondents include Joseph Barondess, Mendel Beilis, Alexander Harkavy, A. Litwin, Abraham Reisen, Zalman Reisen, Menahem Ussishkin, Yehoash, Chaim Zhitlowsky.

Dates: 1911 - 1965

Yiddish Culture Society Records

Identifier: RG 258
Scope and Contents

Executive Board administrative records. Circulars, publicity materials, press announcements and reports. Materials on activities: Yiddish Book Club, Lecture Club, others. Correspondence: Shalom Asch, Jacob Ben-Ami, Shloyme Berkovitch, Felix (Fishl) Bimko, Menahem Boraisha, Yehude Leib Cahan, Mendl Elkin, Todros Geller, Aaron Glanz-Leieles, Baruch (Boris) Glassman, Ben Zion Goldberg, Naftoli Gross, Alexander Harkavy, Peretz Hirschbein, Malka Lee, H. Leivick, Shmuel Niger, Joseph Opatoshu, Israel Chaim Pomerantz, Melech Ravitch, Abraham Reisen, Israel Jacob Schwartz, Maurice Schwartz, Jacob Shatzky, Solomon Simon, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Baruch Vladeck, Max Weinreich, Yehoash, Chaim Zhitlowsky. Correspondence with libraries, book dealers and organizations. Correspondence and materials of the branches: Burlington (Vermont), Denver (Colorado), Havana (Cuba), Calgary (Canada), Rochester (New York), Allentown (Pennsylvania), Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Chicago. Records of the Mid-West Region. Correspondents: Chaim Zhitlowsky, H. Leivick, Shmuel Niger.

Dates: 1928 - 1943