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Guide to the Papers of Evelyn Klapholtz

Identifier: ASF AR 20

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the personal papers of Evelyn Klapholtz. It includes family documents, geneaology lists, correspondence, etchings, and copies of family photos.


  • Creation: undated, 1911-2001
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1923-1950

Language of Materials

The collection is primarily in English, but a few items are, or have content, in Ladino, Hebrew, Greek, and German.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to researchers.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:

American Sephardi Federation, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011


Historical Note

The daughter of Greek immigrants, Menachem Joseph and Rachel (Matza) Joseph, Evelyn Klapholtz was an educator and editor in the New York Metropolitan Area specializing in business education. Her credentials include a BA from Hunter College, and an MA from New York University, both in Business Education. Additionally she earned Permanent Teacher Certification in the State of New York. Since her retirement she has remained active in the community and worked on her family genealogy.

What is known of her parents is that her father Menachem (Max) Joseph graduated from the Alliance School in Greece between the ages of 16 and 17. He was fluent in Greek, French, and Hebrew and understood Spanish. Her mother Rachel (Matza) Joseph was educated mostly in Greece, however upon entering the United States attended school for a short time before discontinuing her education in order to work.


0.25 Linear Feet

1 Boxes

1 Folders


This collection contains the personal papers of Evelyn Klapholtz. The bulk of this collection consists of genealogical information and material related to her family. There is additional material related to the sephardic community in New York City.


The collection was arranged so that additional material could be added at a later date. Therefore the categories of arrangement were imposed by the archivist processing the collection and did not derive from any pre-affixed arrangement.

Due to the small size of this collection there is no need to divide it into series for accessibility. Instead the contents have been foldered with like material and arranged in a alphabetical and chronological manner. There are several folders in this collection.

Container List:

  1. American Sephardic Federation
  2. Audiocassette
  3. Collected Articles
  4. Family Documents (1 of 4)
  5. Family Documents (2 of 4)
  6. Family Documents (3 of 4)
  7. Family Documents (3 of 4)
  8. Genealogies
  9. Oral History Transcripts
  10. Photographs (1 of 2)
  11. Photographs (2 of 2)
  12. Prints

Acquisition Information

This collection was received and inventoried by Randall C. Belinfante in 2001. The collection was arranged and encoded by Michael D. Montalbano in 2009.

Guide to the Evelyn Klapholtz Papers, undated, 1911-2001 (bulk 1923-1950) ASF AR 20
Processed by Michael D. Montalbano
© October 2009.
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.
as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation
Edition statement
This version was derived from Klapholtz.xml

Repository Details

Part of the American Sephardi Federation Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States