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Ruth Sapin Hurwitz Photograph Album

 Collection
Identifier: P-1003

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a bound album containing black and white photographs.

Dates

  • 1906-1911

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers, except items that may be restricted due to their fragility, or privacy.

Use Restrictions

No permission is required to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection, as long as the usage is scholarly, educational, and non-commercial. For inquiries about other usage, please contact the Director of Collections and Engagement at mmeyers@ajhs.org.

For reference questions, please email: inquiries@cjh.org

Biographical Note

Ruth Sapin Hurwitz was born in Scottsburg, Indiana in 1888. Hurwitz was a published author and lecturer whose topics ranged from education, welfare, child guidance, and psychology, to Jewish authors. Her short stories and articles were published in journals such as American Magazine, McCall’s, NY Herald Tribune Sunday Magazine, and Woman’s Home Companion.

She attended Wellesley College from 1906-1910 where she studied such subjects as literature, history, and psychology. Hurwitz was also on the editorial board of Wellesley Magazine. The Ruth Sapin Hurwitz Photograph Album contains black and white photographs taken by Hurwitz during her years at Wellesley. The album includes undated handwritten captions and provides a look into women’s college life during the early part of the 20th century. Images capture campus activities such as studying, theatre performances, and social events. Also included are images of Hurwitz travel to Europe and across the United States.

In 1917, Hurwitz married Henry Hurwitz, former president and co-founder of the Intercollegiate Menorah Association and editor-in-chief of The Menorah Journal. Both proponents of Jewish Culture and ideas, Ruth and Henry Hurwitz founded the School for Jewish Education in Westchester presenting Jewish Cultural heritage to children in 1929. Together, they had two sons, David and Henry Hurwitz.

Adapted from biography provided by David Hurwitz, May 27, 1997.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet (1 OS1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Ruth Sapin Hurwitz was a social worker, teacher, writer, lecturer and proponent of Jewish Cultural heritage and ideas. The Ruth Sapin Hurwitz Photograph Album contains black and white photographs taken by Hurwitz during her time as a student at Wellesley College (1906-1910). The album includes undated handwritten captions and provides a look into women’s college life during the early part of the 20th century. Images capture campus activities such as studying, theatre performances, and social events. Also included are images from Hurwitz trips to Europe and across the United States.

Arrangement

The photographs are arranged by the author.

Physical Location

Located in AJHS New York, NY

Acquisition Information

David Hurwitz, New York.
Title
Guide to the Photograph Album of Ruth Sapin Hurwitz, 1906-1911 P-1003
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Caroline Gabrielli
Date
© 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • November 2020: RJohnstone: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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