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Papers of Gustave Eisner

Identifier: RG 316

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of:

1. Materials relating to the PPS (Polska Partia Socjalistyczna - Polish Socialist Party), including trial records and proclamations, 1905-1912

2. Proclamations by the Socialist-Zionist Party (SS) and the Bund, 1905 and 1934

3. Correspondence: family (1912-1938) and general (1911-1938, including a number of letters from Yiddish writers)

4. Records pertaining to the activities of various Łódź landsmanshaftn in the U.S.

5. Manuscripts, notes, printed articles, and personal documents of Gustav Eisner

6. Photographs taken in Poland, some during World War I

7. Records of the Gustave Eisner Travel Bureau, 1930s


  • 1905 - 1938

Biographical / Historical

Gustave Eisner (1886-1939) was a reporter in Łódź, Poland, active in the socialist movement. Later, he was the owner of Gustave Eisner Travel Bureau in New York. Eisner was an active colleague of YIVO, and became a member of the executive board of the American branch of YIVO (Amopteyl) in 1927, representing it at the YIVO world conferences of 1929 and 1935.


1 Linear Feet

5 Reels (MKM 12)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

These records were received from the family of Gustave Eisner in 1954.

Separated Materials

Removed from Gustav Eisner's collection of letters and distributed according to the Yiddish alphabet in the general letters archive of famous personalities, the letters of:

Yeshaye Uger
Fishl Bimko
Stanislaw Bender
Moyshe Broderzon
Nahum Gergel
Moyshe Gros (Moshe Gross-Zimmermann)
Alexander Harkavy
Max Weinreich
Zalmen Zylbercweig
Abraham Tenenbaum
Yehudah Leib Cahan
Joseph Margoshes
Moyshe Nadir
Shmuel Niger
Zusman Segalovitsh
Dr. Filip Friedman
Dr. Avrom Koralnik
Menakhem Kipnis
Harry (Yitzhak Hersh) Radoshitzky
Melech Ravitch
Isaac Rivkind
Zalmen Reyzen
Lamed Shapiro
Dr. Yankev Shatzky

Separated Materials

Films in this collection were placed and catalogued in the Film Collection, RG 105.

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Repository Details

Part of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States