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Alfred Lichtenstein Collection
This collection documents the life and work of the flute player Alfred Lichtenstein. Contained in this collection are papers relating to his professional life, including recordings, programs, photographs, flyers, and clippings concerning his public performances, and also an extensive amount of music scores used by him. His personal life is reflected in personal correspondence, including letters exchanged with other family members and photographs as well as identification and immigration papers. Some papers of his family members, including his wives, daughter, and father, will also be found here as well as restitution correspondence.
Alfred Werner Collection
This collection documents the professional life of Austro-American art historian and journalist Alfred Werner (1911-1979). After being released from Dachau in 1939, Werner fled to New York. From 1940 to 1979, he wrote thousands of stories, reviews, and columns, and was an editor of or contributor to dozens of art magazines and Jewish periodicals. His primary interests were European, Jewish, and Zionist political affairs, and 19th and 20th-century European and American art, with an emphasis on Jewish and Israeli artists. The bulk of the collection consists of his published output. The collection also contains some additional professional material, such as manuscripts, research materials, and reference photographs, as well as a few personal documents.
American Jewish Historical Society Records
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.
Arthur and Herta Neustadt Collection
This collection documents the lives of furniture dealer Arthur Neustadt, his wife Hertha Neustadt, and their families, in Danzig, Dortmund, and New York. It includes personal documents, correspondence, and photographs.
Bernard G. Richards Papers
The collection contains Bernard G. Richards personal and official correspondence, papers from his involvement with the American Jewish Congress and Jewish Information Bureau, published and unpublished writings, publications collected by Richards, articles about Richards and his activities, correspondence and articles from testimonial dinners in honor of Richards, and photographs. Significant correspondents include Joseph Barondess, Louis D. Brandeis, Vladimir Jabotinsky, J.L. Magnes, Louis Marshall, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jacob H. Schiff, Philip Slomovitz, Arthur Hays Sulzberger, Morris Winchovsky, and Stephen S. Wise.
Berwin-Neisser Family Collection
This collection contains papers related to the lives of individuals belonging to the Berwin and Neisser families. The papers include documents related to the business operations of the Guttman company. as well as documents related to the emigration of the Berwin and Neisser families to Israel and the United States. The materials include correspondence; official documents; newspaper clippings; publications; and photographs.
Bruno Weil Collection
This collection includes historical and genealogical information about the Weil family. Also included is correspondence regarding Bruno Weil's restitution case as well as the organization of Nazi persecution victims. World War I diaries and manuscripts of books written by Weil are also part of the collection.
The Collection contains correspondence of CENTRA, the Council of Jews from Germany, the Irgun Olej Merkaz Europa, the Leo Baeck Institute in Jerusalem, and others. Topics include the Spanish translations of LBI publications and the collaboration of the Council of Jews from Germany with CENTRA. Mentioned is the possibility of establishing a permanent representation of the Leo Baeck Institute in Buenos Aires. A point of concern is the preservation of the German-Jewish heritage in Latin American congregations and organizations of CENTRA. Included are various materials on CENTRA's congresses as well as completed questionnaires about the German-Jewish communities and institutions in South America.
Constantin Brunner Collection
This Collection contains the almost complete estate of Constantin Brunner (a.k.a Leo Wertheimer) as well as a comprehensive collection of documents and especially letters from the Brunner circle and those pertaining to the Brunner reception.
Dezider Scheer Collection
This collection documents select periods throughout the life and career of Dezider Scheer. Containing material related to his personal and professional life, the collection is made up of correspondence and clippings, as well as original and photocopied photographs, historical documentation and ephemera.
Edouard Roditi Collection
The collection documents professional activities of Edouard Roditi as a art historian and critic and consist of manuscripts, notes, research files, and a wealth of art catalogues, press release, photographs, and exhibit invitations.
Elisabeth F. Gay and Joseph Gay Family Collection
This collection describes the private and professional lives of Elisabeth Gay and her husband, the businessman Joseph Gay, who came to the United States from Austria in 1939. Topics present in the documents found here include Austria of the 1930s, America during World War II, the economies of several South American countries, and restitution for the Gays' Austrian property. Documents include extensive correspondence, publications, notes and manuscripts, reports, scrapbooks, and photocopies.
Ernst Scheuer and Rosi Moses-Scheuer Collection
This collection contains documents, diaries and personal correspondence of Ernst Scheuer and Rosi Moses Scheuer. They document their life in Paris and their imprisonment in French detention centers in 1939-40 and in Spanish prisons 1940-41. The documents illustrate the struggle for U.S. Visas and the subsequent emigration to the United States, as well as the efforts to establish themselves in New York. The collection also contains numerous manuscripts written by Ernst and Rosi Scheuer, a large number of them being autobiographical.
Ernst Solinger Family Collection
This collection documents the experiences of members of the Solinger and Vogel families of Aschaffenburg, Germany with a particular focus on Ernst Solinger (1913-2008) and his wife Martha née Vogel (1917-2007). Materials include correspondence, photographs, poems, vital records, property and inheritance papers. Also included are records of Ernst and Martha Solinger’s emigration, education, banking, and taxes, as well as their efforts to sponsor their parents’ emigration and their later restitution efforts on behalf of their parents.
Fedor Ganz Collection
The collection contains documents, correspondence, unpublished writings, sketches, photos, and various flyers, postcards, posters, and a substantial amount of family documents.
Fein Family Collection
This collection consists mostly of correspondence between the Fein family and Fein & Co. relating to the Fein family's immigration to the U.S. There are also letters and documents about the death of Sigmund Fein and the return of Anselm Feuerbach's painting Maedchenkopf
Florence Mendheim Collection of Anti-Semitic Propaganda
This collection of mainly anti-Semitic material was compiled by a Jewish librarian of German descent who infiltrated the pro-Nazi community developing in New York City in the years leading up to World War II. The bulk of the collection consists of publications and printed matter, with the notable exception of narrative reports that describe first-hand experiences and observations of Nazi-affiliated events. Document types include advertisements, event announcements, books, clippings, correspondence, magazines and newspapers, travel guides, political memorabilia, and other print ephemera.
Fritz Bamberger Collection
This collection documents the life and scholarly interests of Fritz Bamberger, scholar and former vice-president of the Leo Baeck Institute. Much of the collection focuses on his professional and scholarly activities. It includes many newspaper clippings and articles, official documents, correspondence, a scrapbook, family papers, a few photographs and notes.
George and Hildegard Lewin Collection
This collection contains documents and artifacts belonging to George and Hildegard Brandes Lewin and their family members. In addition to vital records, correspondence and photographs, there are handwritten music manuscripts and pencil drawings.
George and Lillian Friedman Collection
Documents and correspondence related to the Friedmanns' emigration from Germany and Cuba via the famous S. S. St. Louis (they were the only family who disembarked in Cuba), as well as documents related to the freezing of their assets and Jewish forced contributions in Germany in 1939.
Gertrude S. Goldhaber Collection
The Gertrude S. Goldhaber Collection, which forms part of the larger Maurice and Gertrude Goldhaber Collection, consists of mainly professional papers of nuclear physicist Dr. Gertrude Scharff Goldhaber. The collection is comprised of professional correspondence, research files, materials related to conferences and lectures, clippings and article reprints, research notes, transparencies, photographs, glass slides, manuscripts and publications, and materials related to various organizations with which Dr. Goldhaber was involved. There are also some personal documents, including correspondence, calendars and diaries, and educational records.
Gettinger Family Collection
This collection comprises letters, official documents, and photographs that pertain to the lives of members of the Gettinger family, specifically the brothers Isadore (Isidor) and Israel, as they attempted to emigrate from Austria amid the rise of the German Reich and the implications thereafter.
Goldmark Family Collection
This collection documents the life and accomplishments of the Goldmark family, whose most famous members were the two composers Carl Goldmark (1830-1915), who embraced Viennese musical life with colleagues such as Brahms, Liszt, Wagner and Rubinstein, and his nephew Rubin Goldmark (1872-1936), who has been honored for his services to American music, as a prolific composer, and composition department chair at (amongst others) the newly created Juilliard School of Music. The collection contains a large amount of correspondence, but also includes newspaper clippings, musical journal articles, concert programmes and notes, a libretto, a citizenship certificate, obituaries, eulogies and photographs.
Greta Loebl Collection
The collection documents the private and artistic life of Greta Loebl, an American artist who was born in Vienna and immigrated to the United States in 1939. As an artist, she was professionally known under her married name, Greta Schreyer. Besides correspondence of a personal and business nature, the collection comprises photographs of the artist, family members and her artwork as well as various collected documents, articles and items meaningful to the artist. A remarkable part of the collection consists of her former husband Oskar Schreyer’s correspondence concerning the immigration of his own parents, Chaim Eisig and Pessie Schreyer, as well as his of parents-in-law, Sigmund and Irene Loebl and of his sister and brother-in-law, Gusti and Mosei Graboi. Furthermore, Schreyer’s personal correspondences are enclosed in the collection.
Papers of Cecilia Razovsky
The papers consist of correspondence and reports of Cecelia Razovsky (married name: Davidson), noted social worker specializing in immigration and resettlement of refugees. The collection includes information about her work with the National Council of Jewish Women in the 1920s, and with the National Refugee Service (and predecessor organizations) in the 1930s. Information is included about her work as a Resettlement Supervisor in the post-World War II Displaced Persons camps in Europe, and as a field worker in the southwestern U.S. for the United Service for New Americans in 1950. The collection contains reports and correspondence from her trips to South America, primarily Brazil, to explore possibilities of refugee settlement in 1937 and 1946; as a representative for United HIAS Service to aid in settling Egyptian and Hungarian refugees in 1957-1958; and as a pleasure trip and evaluation of the changes in the Jewish community of the country in 1963. Also included in the collection are many of Razovsky's articles, plays, and pamphlets.
Hanns Fischer Family Collection
The Hanns Fischer family collection includes correspondence of Hanns and Ellen Fischer in Bolivia with their daughters Marianne and Konstanze in Berkhamsted, England, where they had gone by Kindertransport. Also included are the memoirs of Ellen and Konstanze as well as of Hanns’s brother Rudolph; poems, genealogy tables and some photography. A few letters exchanged between Hanns Fischer and Thomas Mann and Karl Jaspers can be found among other professional and personal correspondence.
Henry Victor Besso Collection
The collection documents the work of Henry Besso and reflects various aspects of his professional life, personal research and writings in the field of Sephardic culture, Spanish language and linguistics, and Sephardic and Spanish history. Collection also documents Besso's involvement with Sephardic organizations and communities. Collection includes audio materials, brochures, booklets, clippings, conference procedures, correspondence, government publications, minutes, notes, photographs, printed matter, reports, speeches, and writings and translations by Henry Besso and others.
Histadruth Ivrith of America, records
The records document the Histadruth Ivrit's early history to the present, representing a significant portion of its work in spreading the Hebrew language in the United States in the second half of the twentieth-century. The records include substantial amount of material regarding the organization's history, administration, public events, publications, and reports. Some information of the early history of the Histadruth Ivrit could be found in the records kept by the writer Daniel Persky. Persky collected personal and professional records that include correspondence with friends, readers, and writers; a partial collection of the drafts of his own publications, and a collection of photographs and newspaper clippings. The functions and activities of the Histadruth Ivrit are documented through Board of Trustees and Board meetings agendas and minutes; various programs for events, conventions, conferences, and celebrations; documents related to fundraising; public relations, press releases and brochures; correspondence with different individuals, organizations, and foundations; Histadruth Ivrit's publications among them the newspaper Hadoar and Tov Lichtov; a large collection of photographs, and scrapbooks. The records of the Histadruth Ivrit represent the large majority of the organization's activities dating from the 1980s to the present. Records for the earlier years of activities are fragmented and incomplete. The records related to the life of Daniel Persky are also partial and copies of many of his publications are missing. This collection included brochures, correspondence, financial records, flyers, grant applications, invitations, lists, minutes, news clipping, orders, periodicals, photographs, press releases, reports, and scrapbooks.
Howard Lenhoff Papers
The Howard Lenhoff Papers were generated and accumulated by Howard Lenhoff starting with his involvement with the American Association for Ethiopian Jews (AAEJ) in 1974 and running up until his final preparations for his book, Black Jews, Jews and Other Heroes: How Grassroots Activism Led to the Rescue of the Ethiopian Jews (2007). In addition to chronicling Lenhoff’s participation in AAEJ, the collection documents AAEJ’s relationships with other activists and organizations; Israeli government officials’ responses to AAEJ pressure; requests for help and stories of trauma from the Ethiopian Jews; AAEJ’s extensive publicity efforts; and American Jewish press coverage of the struggles of Ethiopian Jewry. The materials include correspondence, clippings, notes, drafts, photographs, audiocassettes and posters.
Ida Ehre Collection
The Ida Ehre Collection contains material on the actress and theater director Ida Ehre. Much of the papers in this collection focus on her postwar work as director of the Hamburger Kammerspiele; biographical information on the actress is particularly evident, along with correspondence with her friend Liselotte Sperber. The collection is comprised of articles, newspaper clippings, Hamburger Kammerspiele programs, personal correspondence, obituaries and a few photographs.
- Leo Baeck Institute 44
- American Jewish Historical Society 15
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 9
- American Sephardi Federation 2
- Photographs 67
- Correspondence 65
- Clippings (information artifacts) 44
- New York (N.Y.) 37
- Manuscripts (documents) 27
- Emigration and immigration 20
- Official documents 19
- Minutes (administrative records) 15
- Israel 13
- Programs (documents) 12
- Reports 12
- United States -- Emigration and immigration 12
- Articles 11
- Berlin (Germany) 11
- Financial records 11
- Speeches (documents) 11
- Diaries 10
- Legal documents 10
- Notes (documents) 10
- Pamphlets 10 + ∧ less
- English 67
- French 42
- Hebrew 40
- Yiddish 27
- Italian 20
- Russian 17
- Polish 15
- Dutch; Flemish 11
- Portuguese 11
- Hungarian 6
- Chinese 5
- Swedish 5
- Arabic 4
- Czech 4
- Greek, Modern (1453-) 4
- Latin 4
- Danish 3
- Japanese 3 + ∧ less
- YIVO Archives 8
- Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America 4
- National Council of Jewish Women 4
- National Jewish Welfare Board 4
- United Jewish Appeal 4
- American Jewish Congress 3
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 3
- Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957 3
- Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941 3
- Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds 3
- Jewish Theological Seminary of America 3
- Leivick, H., 1888-1962 3
- Theresienstadt (Concentration camp) 3
- United Nations 3
- Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940 2
- American Association for Ethiopian Jews 2
- Auschwitz (Concentration camp) 2
- Ben-Gurion, David, 1886-1973 2
- Bialik, Hayyim Nahman, 1873-1934 2
- Brandeis University 2 + ∧ less