Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
- Existence: 18840508 - 19721226
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
American Jewish Press Association records
Collection contains primarily the papers created during the administration of Philip Slomovitz (president of the Association, 1945-1954), including: printed copies of the by-laws, typescripts of the minutes of meetings (1945-47), membership bulletins, press releases, general correspondence relating to the activities of the Association (dealing in part with unethical advertising practices of newspapers, 1951-1961), correspondence and reports of meetings with spokesmen for national Jewish organizations (1945-46), and correspondence concerning conventions of the Association (in 1949, commemorating the centennial of the Anglo-Jewish Press in America, containing correspondence with President Truman; in 1953, marking the 300th anniversary of the settlement of the Jews in America).
Charles Schwager Papers
This collection consists of letters written to Schwager by Americans and non-Americans on a variety of topics pertaining to Jews. The majority of the letters are from members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate, and American governors, expressing their views on Jews, anti-Semitism, and Palestine as a Jewish homeland. Also included are letters on this topic from Thomas Edison, Charles Curtis, and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Other letters concern the First Solotwiner Sick and Benevolent Society, the proposed formation by Schwager of a cloak-maker's union, and other topics of general Jewish interest.
David Diamond papers
This Collection contains correspondence relating to Diamond's legal and political career, during which he served as Corporation Counsel for the City of Buffalo, New York State Supreme Court Justice, and on the faculty of the University of Buffalo Law School; material on his activities in the mayoral, gubernatorial, and presidential political campaigns, 1928-1952, among which was the chairmanship of the Buffalo Volunteers for Stevenson, and on his extensive communal and philanthropic activities.
The material concerning his philanthropic activites is cprimarily concerned with the American Civil Liberties Union, the Buffalo Jewish Center, the United Jewish Fund of Buffalo, the United Jewish Appeal, the American Jewish League for Israel, the American-Israel Cultural Foundation, the American Fund for Israel Institutions, the American Friends of the Hebrew University, the State of Israel Bonds, the Independent Zionists of America, the American Zionist Council and the American Christian Palestine Committee.
Collection also includes materials from the Civic Affairs Committee of Erie County; the Children's Aid Society; the United War and Community Fund; the Emergency Committee to Save the Jewish People of Europe; anti-Nazi materials; material on civil rights and anti-discrimination legislation; the problem of church and education; speeches; general correspondence; newspaper clippings; and memorabilia.
Sol Bloom collection
Contains correspondence between Bloom and Edward Coleman, librarian of the American Jewish Historical Society, regarding the George Washington Bicentennial celebration, and questions about American Jewish history (1933-1938).
Papers of Harold Debrest
Harold Debrest (formerly Harold Willinsky) was born in Brest-Litovsk, Russia on November 25, 1883, and immigrated with his father and sister to the United States in 1892. He settled in New York City, and attended the Jewish Theological Seminary. He was working towards a rabbinical career when he became disenchanted with the rabbinate. He then developed an interest in journalism, becoming a successful writer and editor of various newspapers, including the Modern Review (St. Louis), the Hebrew Standard, the Jewish Tribune, and the New York Post (New York). Debrest also distributed his own news bulletin, Debrest's Special News Service during the 1930s, and is best remembered for his Tribune feature, "Remark-Ables", a weekly column that focused on noteworthy people or events. Debrest was also involved in Jewish organizational life and was a published poet, remaining active until his death in 1982 at the age of 98.
Howard Sachs Papers
This collection consists of an essay describing relations between Sachs's father Alex and Truman, reprints of indexes from the Harry S. Truman Library in Kansas City, as well as hand-written notes from an interview with Truman (1952) and minutes of a conversation with the former President (1963).
Jesse B. Calmenson, papers
The collection consists primarily of correspondence reflecting Calmenson’s involvement in numerous national and local Jewish organizations. The largest quantity of materials is in relation to his work with the United Palestine Appeal (1926-1945, primarily 1926-1929), and the Zionist Organization of America (1919-1952). Among the local St. Paul Jewish organizations, the largest quantity of materials relates to the Emergency Committee for Palestine (1942-1951), and the Zionist Organization of America, St. Paul Chapter (1918-1950). Among his correspondents are Harry S. Truman, H.V. Kaltenborn, and Emanuel Neumann. Among the topics dealt with are the 1929 riots in Palestine, the protest against the Passfield paper, and the establishment of a Jewish army after World War I. The collection also contains materials relating to Calmenson’s private activities, and miscellaneous writings and papers belonging to the Calmenson family.
National Jewish Welfare Board, Records
The collection documents the National Jewish Welfare Board's (JWB) evolution from an organization founded in 1917 to provide support for soldiers in times of war to an agency involved in all aspects of Jewish life both in the United States and abroad. In 1990 JWB recreated itself as the Jewish Community Centers Association of North America.
R. Piza Mendes letters
Consists of two letters written by Mendes; one to President Harry S. Truman, and the second to the Editor of the "New Republic." Mendes writes of the God-given ownership of Israel to the Jews, and the threat he perceived the Palestinians as posing to Jewish Statehood.
Stephen Wise papers
The collection has been arranged according to the following broad subject areas: personal affairs; speeches, sermons, and articles, both manuscript and published; the Free Synagogue in New York City; the Jewish Institute of Religion; American Jewish affairs; relations between the Jewish and non-Jewish communities; New York City affairs; United States affairs; the press (both Jewish and non-Jewish); world affairs; the American Jewish Congress and World Jewish Congress; refugees; Zionism; Palestine and Israel; arts and letters; and individual corrspondence of a general nature.