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Marks Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-1028

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of thirty-six photographs matted and labeled. The photographs are housed in a brown box labeled “Edith’s Roots – A Century of Photographs. Sol and Edith Nichtern 1981” The photographs are mostly studio portraits of Arthur Marks’ mother, Edith Jacobi and the Jacobi family. There are portraits of Edith Jacobi’s parents, Harold and Freda Moritz Jacobi, her grandparents Emile and Sarah Simon Jacobi, and her cousins.

Dates

  • 1870-1920

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

Arthur Marks III was the son of Arthur Marks and Edith Jacobi. Edith’s grandparents were Sarah Simon and Emile Jacobi. Sarah Simon Jacobi (SSJ) was born on August 16, 1857 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She married Emile Jacobi in New Orleans on January 8, 1879. SSJ and Emile had five children, all of them born in Montgomery, Alabama. Their fourth child, Harold Jacobi, was born on October 1, 1884. Harold Jacobi married Freda Moritz on November 9, 1910. Edith Jacobi was born in Montgomery, Alabama in 1913 and had two siblings, Alice (born 1912) and Harold (1920). The family eventually settled in New York City.

Edith Jacobi and Arthur Marks (deceased 1997) had four children, Andrew, Arthur III, Edith, and Alice. They divorced and she later married Sol Nichtern in 1968. Sol was a prominent psychiatrist and was the director of psychiatric services for the Jewish Child Care Association of New York from 1970-1985. Edith was a social worker and directed programs at Beth Israel hospital and founded the Grandmothers program at Beth Israel.

Extent

.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of thirty-six photographs matted and labeled. The photographs are mainly studio portraits of Arthur Marks’ mother, Edith Jacobi and her extended family. Edith Jacobi Nichtern (formerly Marks) was born to Harold Jacobi and Freda Moritz in 1913. They lived in Montgomery, Alabama, but eventually settled in New York City. Edith Jacobi married Arthur Marks Sr. (deceased 1997) and had four children, Andrew, Arthur III, Edith, and Alice. She later married Sol Nichtern in 1968.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into one series as follows:

Physical Location

Located in AJHS New York, NY

Acquisition Information

Donated by Arthur Marks III, 1998.
Title
Guide to the Marks Family Papers, 1870-1920   P-1028
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Kristiana Weseloh
Date
© 2017
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

  • December 2020: RJohnstone: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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