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Papers of Isaac Nachman Steinberg (1888-1957)

Identifier: RG 366

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Isaac Nachman Steinberg, a Russian-Jewish political writer, leader of the Left Socialist Revolutionary Party during the 1917 revolution in Russia, People’s Commissar of Justice in the first Bolshevik government, leader of the Jewish Territorialist Movement and of the Freeland League for Jewish Territorial Colonization, and a founding member of the YIVO Institute in Vilna. These materials include Steinberg’s writings, personal correspondence, clippings, journals, meeting announcements, and some photographs. These materials relate mainly to Steinberg’s work with the Freeland League and plans for the large-scale settlement of Jews in various places around the world.

Dates: 1893-1968; Majority of material found within 1919-1956

Papers of Lawrence Taub

Identifier: RG 2151
Scope and Contents

News clippings, newsletters, letters to and from government officials, legislative resolutions, congressional press releases, and other documents relating to the life, disappearance, possible survival of, and honors for Raoul Wallenberg [1912 - disappeared 1945, likely died 1947], Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust; includes 1985-1986 Anti-Defamation League lecture series on aspects of the Holocaust, copies of Rachel Oestreicher Haspel’s [now Rachel Oestreicher Bernheim] booklet Raoul Wallenberg: A Hero for Our Time (The Raoul Wallenberg Committee of the United States, Inc., ca. late 1980s; she was its president and is now its chairwoman), of Jan Larsson’s booklet Raoul Wallenberg (Uppsala: Svenska Institutet, 1986), letters between Taub and Haspel

Documents on women’s issues, including: English-, German-, Yiddish-, Japanese-language books, booklets, journals, newspaper clippings, bulletins, etc., on women’s issues, many from before the 1960s and 1970s and influenced by the Old Left, among them Betty Millard’s Woman against Myth (New York: International Publishers, 1948), Woman under Capitalism (Saint Louis, MO: The National Rip-Saw Publishing Co., 1912) Newspaper clippings, pamphlets, articles (from such newspapers as Asahi Shimbun, Zenkoku, Fujin Shinbun, and Junon), typescripts, books, zines, etc., primarily about Japanese feminism - among them a booklet of Juliet Mitchell’s Women: the Longest Revolution, copies of the Bulletin of the Japanese Association of Translators

Photos of Taub, his relatives, and others, including photo book of Taub’s bar mitzvah in 1949 and one framed photo apparently of Taub with his parents

Copy of Taub’s book The Spiritual Imperative: Sex, Age, and the Last Caste (Basking Ridge, NJ: Clear Glass Press, 1995/2002) and draft pages of the book

Taub’s resume from ca. 1992

Dates: 1936 - 2018

Papers of Philip Friedman (1901-1960)

Identifier: RG 1258

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of historian and bibliographer Philip Friedman. These materials include correspondence with individuals and with organizations, newspaper clippings, subject files, manuscripts of works by Friedman and by others, and some of Friedman’s personal documents. These materials relate to Friedman’s work on the histories of various Jewish communities, particularly those in Poland, and his work gathering source documents about the Holocaust.

Dates: 1914-1993; Majority of material found within 1930-1960

Papers of Shmuel Mordkhe (Artur) Zygielbojm

Identifier: RG 1454

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Shmuel Mordkhe Zygielbojm, a Jewish-Polish Socialist politician, Bund leader, member of the National Council of the Polish Government-in-Exile in London, and a labor and political leader. These materials include Zygielbojm’s writings, personal correspondence, clippings, and some photographs. These materials relate mainly to Zygielbojm’s work in London as well as the worldwide reactions after his suicide.

Dates: 1918-2011; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1943

Rahn Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25538

The Rahn Family Collection centers on the lives of Alfred and Lilli (née Bechmann) Rahn, but also contains many documents of their parents, siblings, and even more distant family members. It also documents the family members' attempts to receive restitution for their losses. The collection includes a large amount of correspondence, official, personal, and legal documents, photographs and photo albums, financial documentation, manuscripts and fragments of creative and academic writing, family trees and genealogical notes, newspaper clippings, poetry, educational certificates and diplomas, texts of lectures, teaching materials, a few recipes, and other papers.

Dates: 1809-2010; Majority of material found within 1928-1960

Raphael Lemkin Collection

Identifier: P-154

Raphael Lemkin, an international lawyer, initiated the use of the term "genocide," and succeeded in persuading the United Nations to adopt the Genocide Convention in 1948. Documents include personal correspondence and artifacts; correspondence, documentation, clippings, and articles regarding the United Nations adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment on the Crime of Genocide treaty; and source material for the unfinished manuscript, History of Genocide. Collection also includes photographs, identity cards, articles, papers, essays, clippings, magazines, research materials, term papers, posters, United Nations materials, and microfilm.

Dates: undated, [1763]-2002; Majority of material found within undated, 1941-1951

Richard Faerber Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25430

The collection primarily documents the early life of Richard Faerber (1895-1987). It also includes materials about his son, Walter Ferber, and other family materials about the Faerber, Lewkowitz, and Persicaner families. Of particular interest are handwritten materials about the Faerber family's time in Havana (Cuba) during the late 1930s, and two personal photo albums documenting Richard Faerber's World War One service in Poland and France.

Dates: 1814-2010; Majority of material found within 1914-1945

Papers of Robison Family

Identifier: P-678

The Robison Family Fapers reflect various activities of Adolf C. and Ann Green Robison in civic organizations, Jewish communal life, Jewish national and international affairs, and individually in the arts. The collection contains information on the origins of the United Nations; and on aid to Israel before, during, and after the War of Independence. The materials include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, financial documents, newspaper clippings, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, musical scores, and play scripts.

Dates: undated, 1904-1995

Rudolf Jakob Simonis Collection

Identifier: AR 7019 / MF 551

This collection includes material on the Simonis family as well as genealogical notes for four hundred Jewish families from Sweden, Berlin, and northern Germany, covering the period from the sixteenth through the twentieth century.

Dates: undated, 1700s-1960s

Sallyann Sack Papers

Identifier: P-917

This collection contains the papers of Sallyann Amdur Sack, “The Godmother” of Jewish Genealogy. In 1980, Sack founded the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW); in 1984, she organized the First International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem, Israel; and in 1985, she co-founded AVOTAYNU: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy, known as “The Voice” of Jewish Genealogy research. These papers chronicle Dr. Sack’s groundbreaking work, which ranges from the early 1980s through 2007. The collection contains correspondence, conference and seminar materials, planning and research papers, as well as photographs and audio/visual material.

Dates: undated, 1962-1972, 1978-2007

Spanish Civil War Collection

Identifier: RG 1477

This collection contains correspondence, pamphlets, periodicals, newspapers, press releases, writings, clippings, brochures, fliers, and posters from the era of the Spanish Civil War, and later, documenting American and international fund-raising for humanitarian relief of Republican Spain; American and international public opinion about the war; the participation of Jews in the International Brigades; and reminiscences and commemorations of the war and, particularly, of the International Brigades, in later years. A portion of the material on relief work pertains to trade union activities, as documented in papers of Charles S. Zimmerman, of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, in his capacity as leader of Trade Union Relief for Spain, in New York City. Other organizations represented include the Medical Bureau and North American Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy; the Spanish Information Bureau in New York; the Friends of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade; and the Israeli branch of the association of volunteers in the International Brigades. There are also autobiographical manuscripts by Benjamin Lubelski and Sigmund Stein, who participated in the International Brigades; and contemporary publications in a variety of languages, including publications of the anarchist-leaning Spanish trade union confederations CNT-FAI.

Dates: 1909-2013

Tarnowski Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25746

The Tarnowski Family Collection provides documentation on the lives of Tarnowski and related family members' lives during the late 1930s and 1940s. The bulk of the collection consists of personal correspondence sent to Klaus Günther Tarnowski in Sweden from 1939-1942 but documentation, including official correspondence from German government offices, is also present on property of the Tarnowski and Friedmann families. Most prominent among the collection's personal correspondence are Georg, Marie, and Hans Tarnowski, as well as Betty Friedmann.

Dates: 1938-1948; 1960; Majority of material found within 1939-1942

Territorial Collection, Poland 2 (1939-1945)

Identifier: RG 116-Poland 2

The Territorial Collection, Poland 2 is comprised of documents that were amassed at the YIVO in New York City. The collection is of mixed provenance and is fragmentary in nature, consisting of miscellaneous materials dating back to World War II and its immediate aftermath. The Territorial Collection Poland 2 is a portion of the greater Territorial Collection (RG 116), which incorporates materials that are relevant to over 42 different countries and geographical regions. The overarching theme of the collection Poland 2 is the annihilation of the Jewish life in Poland under the Nazi rule. Chronologically, the Territorial Collection Poland 2 follows the Territorial Collection Poland 1, which pertains to pre-World War II Poland; and precedes the Territorial Collection Poland 3, which pertains to post-World War II Poland.

Dates: 1938-1978

Ulrich Boschwitz Collection

Identifier: AR 25553

This collection contains writings by novelist Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz (1915–1942) as well as a few personal materials and documents about his estate and legacy.

Dates: circa 1930-2007

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