Bernard Bernstein Archive
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.
- Creation: 1941-2008
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1960-1984
- Bernstein, Bernard, 1928-2021 (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in English with some German.
Open to researchers.
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
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.
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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.
This collection is devided into 6 series:
Donated by Bernard Bernstein in 2008.
- Guide to the Papers of Bernard Bernstein (1928-) 1941-2008
- Processed by Yakov Illich Sklar
- © 2008
- 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