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This collection contains newspapers designated as Pre-1851 (I-531), Post-1850 (I-531A) and Miscellaneous (I-531B) Newspaper Collections. The newspapers are primarily from cities within the United States with some from world locales such as London, Grenada, Barbados, Curacao, Mexico, Montreal and Toronto. A few newspapers are from the Jewish press, though the greater majority of newspapers are not Jewish in origin but contain articles, references, advertisements, or other printed matter regarding Jews. The collection has a downloadable article index that can be used to pinpoint material in the first portion of the collection (Pre-1851) designated as I-531.
The records of the American Jewish Historical Society, the oldest national ethnic historical organization in the United States, include correspondence of officers and staff as well as inter-office memos, multiple versions of the constitution and by-laws of the society, meeting minutes of administrative branches and committees, membership and financial records, reports, exhibit materials, records relating to the society’s library and archival holdings, press releases and newspaper clippings, and publications and newsletters created by the society. There are also materials from various programs, such as meetings and conferences, tours, lectures, awards and dinners, films, and educational programs.
Isidore Meyer was an editor (1940-1968), librarian (1940-1962) and archivist (1940-1968) at the American Jewish Historical Society and a rabbi at the Jewish Center of Bay Shore, Long Island (1937-1943). Also a historian, Meyer wrote and spoke on the use, study and impact of Hebrew language and texts during the colonial period in the United States. The collection documents his AJHS career, historical writing and research, rabbinical work, teaching experience and general professional activities. Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, notes, photostats, clippings, printed materials, photographs, slides and negatives.
Morris U. Schappes, self-taught historian of American Jewish History, author, teacher, and editor of Jewish Currents for 40 years, is also known as a victim of hearings conducted in 1941 by the Rapp-Coudert Committee, a New York legislative committee investigating Communist activities in the state educational system.
This collection is comprised of materials related to the Rapp-Coudert proceedings and Schappes' subsequent imprisonment, and of materials generated in the following decades. Topics represented include academic freedom, Communism in the U.S., the roles of Jews in U.S. history, and Emma Lazarus. The formats primarily present in the collection are research notes, manuscripts, clippings, and correspondence.
This collection contains correspondence between Abraham Cahan and many important literary and political figures, as well as Yiddish manuscripts sent to Cahan for consideration in the Forward and notes and drafts of Cahan’s own writings. There are also several articles written about Cahan, before and after his death. These materials serve to illustrate both Cahan’s importance in the literary and publishing fields as well as his involvement in the American socialist and labor movements.
This collection contains correspondence between Chaim Zhitlowsky and many important political figures and organizations, as well as manuscripts and other writings, some written by Zhitlowsky and some written by others. There are also notes and other materials from speeches and lectures that Zhitlowsky gave, financial documents, articles written about Zhitlowsky, newspaper clippings of articles by Zhitlowsky, materials from celebrations held in Zhitlowsky’s honor, photographs, excerpts from his works, and various other assorted items. These materials serve to illustrate both Zhitlowsky’s importance in the Yiddish and Russian literary field and his deep involvement in the American and Russian-Jewish Socialist, Territorialist and Diaspora Nationalism movements.
This collection contains correspondence between Mendel Osherowitch and many important literary and political figures, as well as Yiddish manuscripts by Osherowitch, clippings, photos, and obituaries and letters written to his family after his death. These materials illustrate Osherowitch’s importance in the Yiddish literary field as well as his role in various Jewish organizations.
- American Jewish Historical Society 4
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 3
- Clippings (information artifacts) 6
- Correspondence 6
- Photographs 6
- Israel 3
- Jews -- United States -- Periodicals 3
- Manuscripts (documents) 3
- Newspaper publishing 3
- Drafts (documents) 2
- Financial records 2
- Forṿerṭs (New York, N.Y.) 2
- Jewish archives 2
- Jewish libraries 2
- Newspaper editors 2
- Notes (documents) 2
- Scrapbooks 2
- Speeches (documents) 2
- United States 2
- Washington (D.C.) 2 + ∧ less
- German 6
- Hebrew 5
- Russian 4
- Spanish; Castilian 3
- Dutch; Flemish 2
- YIVO Archives 3
- Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957 2
- Cahan, Abraham, 1860-1951 2
- Friedman, Lee M. (Lee Max), 1871-1957 2
- Jewish Theological Seminary of America 2
- Meyer, Isidore S. 2
- Abramovitch, Raphael R., 1880-1963 1
- Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940 1
- American Association for Ethiopian Jews 1
- American Historical Association 1
- American Jewish Archives 1
- An-Ski, S., 1863-1920 1
- Association to Perpetuate the Memory of the Ukrainian Jews 1
- Baron, Salo W. (Salo Wittmayer), 1895-1989 1
- Ben-Zvi, Itzhak, 1884-1963 1
- Brandeis University 1
- City University of New York. City College 1
- Council of Archives and Research Libraries in Jewish Studies (U.S.) 1
- Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds 1
- Davis, Moshe 1 + ∧ less