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Goldie Seiden Chirlin Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: P-1004

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains black and white photographs dating from 1937-1943, as well as a key, transcribed by Diane Levine, with the photographs grouped by event and individually numbered. Some of the photographs are inscribed.

Dates

  • 1937-1943

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

The Goldie Seiden Chirlin Photograph Collection provides a view of American-Jewish Society in mid-20th century Albany, New York. The collection encompasses photographs primarily taken by Goldie Seiden Chirlin of her friends, family, and local Jewish Community. Goldie Seiden Chirlin was born in Albany, New York in 1914 to Fishel (c.1879-1933) and Sara Seiden (c. 1890-1977), Hungarian and Russian immigrants respectively. With the exception of one year when the Seiden’s lived in Los Angeles, California, the Seiden Family remained residents of Albany, New York throughout their lives. Goldie Seiden Chirlin was active in the Albany Jewish Community as both a Girl Scout leader and a Jewish Community Center counselor. She was married to Max Chirlin of Albany in 1940.

The Goldie Seiden Chirlin Photograph Collection includes black and white photographs, primarily taken by Goldie Seiden Chirlin, of her friends, family, and local Jewish Community during social gatherings, birthdays, and holidays in Albany, New York and surrounding areas. Accompanying the collection is a key, recorded by the collection donor, Diane Levine. The key contains biographical commentary by Goldie Seiden Chirlin of the individuals and places represented in the photographs.

Extent

0.50 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Goldie Seiden Chirlin Photograph Collection depicts American Jewish family life in mid-20th century Albany, New York. The collection encompasses black and white photographs, primarily taken by Goldie Seiden Chirlin, of her friends, family, and local Jewish Community during social gatherings, birthdays, and holidays in Albany, New York and surrounding areas.

Arrangement

This collection is a single series arranged by subject.

Physical Location

Located in AJHS New York, NY

Acquisition Information

Diane Levine.
Title
Guide to the Goldie Seiden Chirlin Photograph Collection, 1937-1943 P-1004
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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