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Warshaw family papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-768

Scope and Content Note

Contains genealogical materials, correspondence, photographs, oral histories, and other information documenting the history and activities of the Warshaw family.

Dates

  • undated, 1949-2000

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

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

Thayer S. Warshaw co-wrote Russian Refuseniks: Their Plight, Their Plea with Rabbi Harry A. Roth, the rabbi for Temple Emanuel in Andover, Massachusetts, of which Warshaw was a member for many years.

Warshaw was also proponent of teaching the Bible as an critical part of understanding literature, for which he helped craft standards for curriculum and guidelines for teachers. He was the co-author of The Bible as/in Literature with James S. Ackerman. Their book was also turned into a workshop at Indiana University with the same name.

Extent

2.8 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes + 2 audio cassette boxes + 1 OS folder)

Abstract

Contains genealogical materials, correspondence, photographs, oral histories, and other information documenting the history and activities of the Warshaw family.

Arrangement

The original (and still current) physical arrangement of this collection is organized alphabetically by subject/personal name, collection-wide.

In order to increase ease of use and research, this collection has been intellectually organized by series, alphabetizing each series separately. Original box and folders numbers still apply.
  1. Series I: Correspondence, 1936-1996
  2. Series II: Documents, 1950-2000
  3. Subseries 1: Family history, 1990-2000
  4. Subseries 2: Miscellaneous, 1950-1998
  5. Series III: Photographs, 1991-1996
  6. Series IV: Oral Histories, undated, 1985, 1993

Physical Location

Located in AJHS New York, NY

Acquisition Note

Marcia Scheinin 2000.043

Related Material

AJHS also holds the Records of Temple Emanuel Collection, of which Thayer Warsaw was a member for many years.
Title
Guide to the Warshaw family papers, undated, 1949-2000 P-768
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by marc2ead_ajhs.xsl
Date
© 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2016-09-28: PDF box list converted to dsc. Finding aid encoding revised by Janine Veazue.
  • December 2020: EHyman: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

Contact:
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