Laura Rubin Family Papers
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.
- undated, 1900-1995
- Majority of material found within 1910 - 1958
- Rubin family (Family)
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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.
.25 Linear Feet (1 half manuscript box)
Language of Materials
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.
This collection is a single series arranged by material type and subject.
Located in AJHS New York, NY
Donated by Laura Rubin in 2014 and 2016.
Box 1 Folders 3 and 4 have been digitized as part of an ongoing digitization-on-demand program at the Center for Jewish History.
- Bernstein family
- Birth announcements
- Birth certificates
- Black-and-white photographs
- Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
- Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- History
- Carmel (Calif.)
- Color photographs
- Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
- Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social life and customs
- Jews, Russian
- Naturalization records
- Rubin, Charles
- Rubin, Ellen,1919-2009
- Rubin, Laura, 1948-
- Rubin, Philip, 1918-2011
- Schenectady (N.Y.)
- Simpson family
- Simpson, Charlotte, 1889-1984
- Simpson, Morris, 1885-1970
- Wedding announcements
- Guide to the Laura Rubin Family Papers, undated, 1900-1995 P-1001
- Processed by Caroline Gabrielli
- © September 2014
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- Description is in English.
- November 2020: RJohnstone: post-ASpace migration cleanup.
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