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Bernard Bernstein Archive

 Collection
Identifier: YUM 02

Scope and Content Note

Bernard Bernstein collection documents professional activities of Bernard Bernstein, a jeweler, metal smith, writer, and teacher. The collection includes artifacts, correspondence, documents, manuscripts, printed materials, photographs, other visual materials, and sketches.

The larger part of the collection includes materials dealing with the artistic side of Bernard Bernstein. These materials are found throughout the collection and consist of artifacts produced during his schooling at City College (Series I: Artifacts), various jewelry designs produced by Bernard Bernstein for commercial use (Series III: Designs), certificates and awards (Series V: General), and materials pertaining to a number of shows and exhibits that Bernard Bernstein was a part of (Series IV: Exhibitions and Art Catalogues).

Other materials include documents pertaining to Bernard Bernstein education, professional carrier as a teacher ( Series II: City College of the City University of New York, Series V: General), and his articles in professional journals (Series VI: Printed Materials).

In some cases materials are accompanied by Bernard Bernstein’s notes explaining the significance and provenance of the documents.

Dates

  • 1941-2008
  • Majority of material found within 1960-1984

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English with some German.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Use Restrictions

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

Yeshiva University Museum, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

email: YUMinquiries@cjh.org

Biographical Note

Bernard Bernstein, jeweler, metal smith, and teacher was born in New York in 1928. He began his academic career at the City College of the City University of New York were he studied industrial arts and received his M.F.A. in Jewelry and Silversmithing from the Rochester Institute of Technology. During that period he also studied with Ludwig Wolpert at The Jewish Museum.

In 1972 Bernard Bernstein earned his PhD from New York University.

He began his teaching career at City College of the City University of New York in the early 1960s where he taught industrial arts and silversmithing. He taught at City College for over 20 years before going to the 92nd Street Y in mid1980s. At the 92nd Street Y he co-directed the Y's Judaica Silversmithing program.

Extent

3 Linear Feet

Abstract

Bernard Bernstein Collection documents professional activities of Bernard Bernstein, a jeweler, metal smith, writer, and teacher. The collection includes artifacts, correspondence, documents, manuscripts, printed materials, photographs and other visual materials, and sketches.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Bernard Bernstein in 2008.
Title
Guide to the Papers of Bernard Bernstein (1928-) 1941-2008
Status
In Progress
Author
Processed by Yakov Illich Sklar
Date
© 2008
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.
Sponsor
as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation

Repository Details

Part of the Yeshiva University Museum Repository

Contact:
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States