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Series I: Commission records, undated, 1967-2014


Scope and Contents

This series contains business record files, preliminary sketches and paintings, and posterboard presentations for works commissioned from Ina Golub. The works are primarily Jewish ceremonial objects, such as Torah mantles, Torah ark curtains, and tallitot.

The business record files contain contracts (typically a work of art sale agreement and a design agreement), correspondence between Golub and her clients, sketches, design notes, receipts and documents about materials and shipping, invoices, fabric samples, photographs (primarily of interior spaces, but also of the works), synagogue brochures and bulletins, offprints, clippings, and religious texts used for inspiration.

The posterboard presentations for individual projects include sketches and paintings, fabric and color samples, and often an explanatory text. These were likely prepared for presentation to the person or institution commissioning the work. Note that some of the projects found on these boards were not actually commissioned.

This series also includes a ledger book listing professional income expenses (1967-1978), and printouts of individual commission records from a database.


  • undated, 1967-2014


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to qualified researchers. Certain materials in the collection are restricted for ten years. A minimum of two weeks’ advance notice is required to access these archival materials. For further information and to make an appointment, please contact Yeshiva University Museum, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011. E-mail:


From the Collection: 10 Linear Feet (20 manuscript boxes) 20 linear feet (10 oversized boxes and 8 large oversized folders)


This series is arranged alphabetically by the commissioning person or synagogue. It follows Golub's practice of maintaining one file per commission, so for certain synagogues there are multiple files, each corresponding to an individual project. The note below each folder title indicates what type of work was commissioned.

Oversize material (primarily preliminary sketches and paintings and presentations on posterboard) is found in a separate oversize folder. The title of each oversize folder that is identical to the previous commission record folder in the list contains the related oversize material. Note that some commissions have only oversize material.

Physical Description

4 linear feet (box 1, folder 1 to box 3, folder 15 and box 7, folder 1 to box 11, folder 12), 7.5 oversized boxes (OS 1 to OS 8, folder 7), and 8 large oversized folders

Repository Details

Part of the Yeshiva University Museum Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States