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Laura Rubin Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-1001

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains black and white and color photographs dating from 1900 through 1995; original and facsimile marriage, birth, and death certificates for members of the Simpson-Bernstein and Rubin-Simpson families. It also contains a key by Laura Rubin, with the photographs individually numbered, titled, and dated. Some of the photographs are inscribed.

Dates

  • undated, 1900-1995
  • Majority of material found within 1910 - 1958

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

Historical Note

The Laura Rubin Family papers span four generations of the Bernstein, Rubin, and Simpson families. This collection is comprised primarily of family photographs and certificates of marriage, birth, and death for the Rubin-Simpson family of Brooklyn, New York and the Simpson-Bernstein family of Schenectady, New York. A portion of this collection relates to Laura Rubin, who is an American photographer born in 1948 and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Rubin is known for her photographs documenting New York’s downtown scene during the late 1960s and early 1970s, including members of Andy Warhol’s factory. Represented in the collection are Laura Rubin’s maternal grandparents: Morris and Charlotte Simpson and parents: Philip and Ellen Rubin, amongst other family members.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 half manuscript box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Laura Rubin Family papers are comprised of four generations of family photographs and certificates of marriage, birth, and death for members of the Rubin-Simpson family of Brooklyn, New York and the Simpson-Bernstein family of Schenectady, New York.

Arrangement

This collection is a single series arranged by material type and subject.

Physical Location

Located in AJHS New York, NY

Acquisition Information

Donated by Laura Rubin in 2014 and 2016.

Digitization Note

Box 1 Folders 3 and 4 have been digitized as part of an ongoing digitization-on-demand program at the Center for Jewish History.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Laura Rubin Family Papers, undated, 1900-1995   P-1001
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Caroline Gabrielli
Date
© September 2014
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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