Harry S Linfield (1889-1978) papers
Scope and Content Note
This collection documents the life and work of Harry S. Linfield as a statistician of Jewish life in America. It includes personal and professional correspondence, research data and subject files, and a number of publications and reports.
- undated, 1907-2017
- Linfield, H. S. (Harry Sebee), 1889- (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in English.
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Beginning in 1921, rabbi and statistician Harry Sebee Linfield (1889-1978) served as the Director of Information and Statistics of the Bureau of Jewish Social Research, originally a division of the American Jewish Committee, followed by the Synagogue Council of America and the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds. He also served as ‘special agent’ for Jewish data for the United States Bureau of the Census in the Decennial Censuses of Religious Bodies in 1926, 1936, and 1946. His Jewish Statistical Bureau conducted other research on Jews in America, and published numerous reports and other publications on their findings, specifically the Statistics of Jews.
10.67 Linear Feet (21 manuscript boxes and 1 OSF1 Folder)
Harry Sebee Linfield (1889-1978), rabbi and statistician, collected statistics of Jewish life in America for the Bureau of Jewish Social Research and the United States Bureau of the Census. The majority of the collection contains his research data, correspondence, and other personal papers.
This collection is arranged topically by record function and type.
Located in AJHS New York, NY
Box 1 Folders 1, 6, 8 and 13, and Box 4 Folder 23 have been digitized as part of an ongoing digitization-on-demand program at the Center for Jewish History.
Box 1 Folders 1, 6, 8 and 13 and Box 4 Folder 23 have been digitized as part of an ongoing digitization-on-demand program at the Center for Jewish History.
In March 2019, AJHS received an accretion to the collection including an introduction to the collection written by Harry S. Linfield's daughter Hadassah, article in Hebrew by Harry S. Linfield entitled "Hosafah la-ma'amar binyan ha-umah", and pamphlet entitled "The census man did not ask your religion... because...". The introduction and Hebrew article were placed in Series I and II respectively, and the folders in Box 1 renumbered accordingly. The pamphlet was placed in Box 4, Folder 23, with similar materials from the Synagogue Council of America's Statistical Bureau.
- Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940
- Bogen, Boris David, 1869-1929
- Bureau of Jewish Social Research (New York, N.Y)
- Bureau of Jewish statistics and research
- Census records
- Digests (periodicals)
- Feldman, Abraham J. (Abraham Jehiel), 1893-1977
- Goldman, Solomon
- Indexes (reference sources)
- Jewish Statistical Bureau, inc.
- Jews -- United States
- Jews -- United States -- Social conditions
- Linfield, H. S. (Harry Sebee), 1889-
- New York (N.Y.)
- United States
- Guide to the Harry S Linfield (1889-1978) Papers, undated, 1907-2017 P-346
- Finding Aid by Michael D. Montalbano
- © 2013
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- as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation
- April 2019: Addendum processed by Sarah Glover
- June, October 2020: EHyman-post-ASpace migration cleanup
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