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Samuel Price papers

Identifier: P-95

Scope and Content Note

Contains the correspondence and personal diaries of Samuel Price. Correspondence relates to events of a general nature, particularly Jewish life in Newark and Springfield, Massachusetts. Of special interest are: his extended comments on American politics, labor strikes, religion in the public schools, American military incursions in Mexico, World War I, and the Irish War of Independence.

This collection also includes a scrapbook.


  • 1913-1962


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

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Biographical Note

Samuel Price of Newark, New Jersey, was officially installed as Rabbi and Cantor of Congregation Beth El in Springfield, MA on September 1, 1913. Rabbi Price actively served the congregation for 33 years, and was given the title Rabbi Emeritus for another 16 years.


3.25 Linear Feet (6 manuscript boxes, 1 half-manuscript box)


Collection contains the personal diaries, correspondence, and other miscellaneous materials of Samuel Price. Along with personal documents, this collection includes items relating to Jewish community life in the Northeastern United States.

Physical Location

Located in AJHS New York, NY

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Revision Statements

  • April, June 2020: EHyman: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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