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This collection contains photocopies and transcriptions of documents acquired and generated in research on Jewish families and communities throughout Europe, Israel, and the United States, such as family trees, lists of single Jewish communities and families in Europe, manuscripts, official documents, registers, census records, community records, and cemetery registers.
An affiliate agency of the Jewish Welfare Federation in Detroit formerly called the Jewish Social Service Bureau (JSSB).
This collection consists predominantly of records of the Jewish Social Service Bureau and, to a much lesser extent, of records of the Jewish Family and Children's Service (JFCS). The bulk of the collection consists of records of individual cases which were processed by the JSSB. Additionally, there are administrative records which include the following: general correspondence, 1926-1963; minutes of staff and committee meetings, 1924-1958. Records of various institutions which at some point merged or were affiliated with the JSSB, such as the Resettlement Service, Jewish House of Shelter, Jewish Child Placement Bureau, Hebrew Orphan Home.
The collection consists of miscellaneous materials pertaining to Jewish folklore and includes the following: Materials relating to YIVO Projects: samples of Yiddish dialects recorded on sound discs by Beatrice Silverman-Weinreich in 1948 and 1949 during her conversations with informants from Eastern Europe; materials from the Passover Survey, conducted by Beatrice Silverman-Weinreich in 1949. Entries for the contest about the symbolic meaning of the number '7' according to Jewish tradition, 1953. Collections of proverbs and sayings. Replies to a questionnaire from the *Jewish Daily Forward* about Jewish customs, 1945. Folk poetry, mainly in the style of *badkhones* (rhymes performed by a *badkhan* - wedding entertainer). Samples of *ketubot* (marriage contracts), *t'noyim* (engagement contracts), divorce letters, amulets, etc.
This collection contains correspondence, brochures, memorandum, pamphlets, fliers, invitations, reports, programs and press releases. The documents in this collection describe issues concerning the Holocaust, Jewish resistance, European labor concerns, the Jewish Labor Movement in America and anti-communism and Soviet Jewry. Included are invitations, programs and general information concerning miscellaneous concerts, conventions, symposia, and summer fellowships. A brochure regarding the Jewish Labor Committee's Child Adoption Program and materials relating to the Women's Division and Workmen's Circle also are found in the collection. In addition the collection contains publications issued by other organizations, including: American Federation of Labor, American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress, Friends of Democracy, National Community Relations Advisory Council, United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, and the United States Displaced Persons Commission.
Contains material collected by the Jewish Media Service (JMS) on Jewish films, film company catalogs, resources and information from and about various media centers. The majority of the Jewish Media Service records date from when the JMS operated independently from 1975 to 1987. Types of material found in the collection include articles, brochures, catalogs, correspondence, examination study guides, filmographies, film stills, newsletters, pamphlets, photographs, posters, publications, scripts, and slides.
The collection contains the periodicals of, and relating to, many Jewish student organizations.
The collection consists primarily of flyers, circulars, and offprints pertaining to the presence of the German Army in Poland during World War I and its relationship with the Jewish population in areas under its control. Also included is a 1915 proclamation of the united German and Austro-Hungarian armies addressing the Jews in Poland in Yiddish and in Hebrew (with German and English translations).
Joseph A. Rosen was an agronomist and official of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. In the 1920s and 1930s he organized and coordinated relief activities for impoverished Jews in the Soviet Union. Joseph A. Rosen was a director of the American Jewish Joint Agricultural Corporation (Agro-Joint) that tried to develop Jewish settlements and assisted with organization of Jewish factories, cooperatives, schools, and health care facilities. All these subjects are covered in this collection. These are the papers of Joseph A. Rosen in his official capacity as a Director of the Agro-Joint. The collection contains agreements between Agro-Joint and the Soviet government, reports, and field observations of the agronomists and officials of the relief organizations, particularly of the Agro-Joint, technical reports and documentation necessary for development and financial sustainability of the Jewish settlements. Maps and landscape plans are also part of this collection.
This collection contains personal, professional, and legal correspodence of the famous tenor Joseph Schmidt and some of his family members, as well as some personal papers including several identification cards. Two audio recordings are filed separately in the LBI A/V Collection.
The Joseph Shubow Collection documents the life and professional activities of Joseph Shubow, military Chaplain, leader of the Congregation B’nai Moshe, Boston, MA and a prominent American Zionist leader. The collection includes correspondence, documents, lists, writings, speeches and sermons notes, photographs, and printed materials. Materials constituting the collection reflect various aspects of Joseph Shubow’s personal and professional life, religious leadership and writings in the fields of Judaism and Jewish history.
The bulk of the materials in this collection consist of family trees for the Hamburger and Jutrosinski families. There are also a few photocopies of family documents and papers.
Humorous Oliven family history written by Fritz Oliven (Rideamus), accompanied by some genealogical notes and various papers pertaining to the family and business of the prominent Hannover banker Ephraim Meyer.
This collection consists primarily of letters Pinson received from Hans Kohn, Emil Lederer, Thomas Mann, and Robert Weltsch, and several others.
Collection contains materials generated while Label Katz served in leadership positions with B’nai B’rith from the 1950s through the 1960s; best represented is his tenure as president of B’nai B’rith International between 1959 and 1965, during which Katz concentrated on challenges faced by Soviet Jews, and on the improvement of Jewish education. Materials consist of correspondence, speeches, clippings, photographs, minutes and reports.
The collection contains materials pertaining to over 600 landsmanshaftn. Included are: charters, certificates of incorporation, constitutions, minutes, financial records, membership records, burial records, publications, clippings, and more.
Letters and genealogical documents of the Lederer family from Gladenbach in Hesse, Germany
This collection contains correspondence, documents, and newspaper clippings relating to the life and activities of Frankel in the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, as well as in other social welfare Jewish organizations. Includes biographic and bibliographic data; manuscript and printed copies of his writings; speeches on the subjects of health, insurance and Jewish affairs; and miscellaneous personal correspondence, particularly especially with Milton Rosenau.
This collection contains records documenting the operation of the Leo Baeck Institute London. The majority of the material relates to the publication of The Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook, journal of the Leo Baeck Institute. It is the pre-eminent journal on central European Jewish history and culture. Also included is a small amount of documentation about the ongoing series of monographs on German-Jewish history, the Schriftenreihe wissenschaftlicher Abhandlungen des Leo Baeck Instituts. The collection also contains administrative documents, such as general and LBI-internal correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports, as well as printed materials clipped and saved by LBI London. It also includes a small but wide-ranging set of archival materials collected by or donated to LBI London.
The Leo Breslauer Collection documents the professional career of Rabbi Leo Breslauer, and to a smaller extent, his personal life, especially in relation to his and his family’s departure from Germany. Prominent topics include his rabbinical work at congregations in Fürth, Germany and in New York City, his writings, and his thoughts on Zionism.
The collection documents the life and various interests of Leon Szalet (Chaim Jehudah Leon Chalette), an engineer/architect from Berlin, who immigrated to the United States via Shanghai. It holds the manuscript of his book Experiment 'E', which is based on his experiences in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, as well as correspondence and legal documents regarding the publication and reviews. Also included are letters Szalet sent to and received from his daughter in Sachsenhausen. Another important part of the collection consists of materials related to Leon Szalet's patented design of prefabricated steel-houses. His involvement in real estate in Berlin is documented as well. The collection also contains Szalet's correspondence as well as a few personal documents.
Series I of the collection pertains to Rabbi Leopold Rosenak's work as a field chaplain during World War I in Kaunas (Kowno) in Lithuania. It contains manuscripts by Rosenak including a report on his work as field chaplain in 1915, private and official correspondence (letters, cables) with individuals and institutions such as "Ausschuss fuer fahrbare Kriegsbuechereien an der Front", Leo Baeck, "Hilfsverein der deutschen Juden", "Kriegsministerium" (Prussian War Office), "Kaiserlich Tuerkisches Generalkonsulat zu Bremen" (Turkish Consulate in Bremen), and Erich Ludendorff. The correspondence documents in particular his activities for the native Jewish population in Lithuania in particular regarding food supplies and education, his service as a field chaplain, and his efforts to support and supply libraries for Prussian soldiers. The series contains, furthermore, various certificates of L. Rosenak, a typescript by L. Hoppe, Protestant field chaplain, titled "Ein Ostermorgen im Grossen Hauptquartier" (typescript, 3 pp.), and flyers in German and Yiddish inviting to services of L. Rosenak in Lida.
Original and photocopied documents and correspondence as well as family trees pertaining to the Samulon family from Osterode in Prussia, specifically to the married physicians Alfred Loewenstein and Frieda née Samulon. - Also included are Haggadahs belonging to Fritz Loewenstein from Osnabrück, a son of Alfred and Frieda Loewenstein.
This collection contains writings, minutes, financial records, correspondence, printed materials, newspaper clippings, and photographs relating to Broido's employment, investments, and Jewish and non-Jewish communal activities. It includes material regarding the department store, Gimbel Bros. (1934-1966), where he was associated with Bernard Gimbel, and where he served as Executive Vice President and as Chairman of the Advisory Committee (1953-1961); Temple Emanu-El (1957-1970), where he served as trustee and opposed secession from the Union of American Hebrew Congregations; the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (1944-1976), serving as President from 1965-1975, and where he was involved in the investigation of the Charles Jordan murder in Prague (1967); the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (1953-1972) where he served as trustee and played an active role in financial matters and relations with the Hebrew Union College; the United Jewish Appeal (1941-1972) where he served as President (1951-1952), trustee and member of the Board of Directors; the New York City Community College (1956-1972) where he served as trustee; and the Department of Commerce and Industrial Development of the City of New York (1961-1971) where he served as Commissioner (1961-1966).
Louis Lipsky (1876-1963) was a noted Zionist leader, journalist, and writer. The collection contains personal correspondence, memoranda, speeches, magazine and newspaper articles, manuscripts, drafts of books, and organizational materials concerning the Zionist movement, and various Jewish organizations.
Lucien Wolf (1857-1930) was a diplomat, foreign affairs expert, journalist, and historian. As the secretary of the Joint Foreign Committee of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Anglo-Jewish Association (earlier the Conjoint Foreign Committee), Lucien Wolf took a leading role in the efforts of Western Jewry to aid persecuted Jews in Eastern Europe. He was also a delegate to the Paris Peace Conference (1919), where he helped to draft the minorities treaties guaranteeing the rights of Jews and other ethnic and religious minority groups. David Mowshowitch (1887-1957) was Lucien Wolf's secretary and aide at the Joint Foreign Committee for many years and continued to work for the Joint Foreign Committee until the 1950s. The collection consists of the papers of Lucien Wolf and David Mowshowitch, as well as fragmentary records of the Joint Foreign Committee. The material includes personal papers, correspondence, reports, memoranda, minutes of meetings, copies of articles, and press clippings. The documents pertain to the situation of persecuted Jews throughout the world, most notably the efforts of the Joint Foreign Committee of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Anglo-Jewish Association to aid the Jews of Eastern Europe, and to the Peace Conference at Paris in 1919 and the minorities treaties. There is also material on Lucien Wolf's and David Mowshowitch's other activities, most importantly Lucien Wolf's career as a journalist and as a historian of the Jewish community in Britain.
The Papers of Lucy S. Dawidowicz contain documents pertaining to American Jewish history, anti-Semitism in America, Holocaust denial, European Jewish heritage, and the Holocaust (including the American Jewish response). The bulk of the collection consists of extensive research notes and publications by both Dawidowicz and others, as well as correspondence to family, business contacts, and friends. Additional items include photographs, memoir materials, and index cards.
The Mailert family stems from Kassel. Karl Lucius Mailer was the author of Erster Elementarbuch der Hebraischer sprache and Kalendar fur Israeliten 5613. His brother, Augustus, was living in Philadelphia by 1832. Most of the approximately one hundred letters, dated 1832-1861, are the correspondence of Augustus. Augustus appears to have made long business trips as far as Whitehall, Illinois. The letters are often in German, but the letters of another brother, Charles Lucius, who stayed in Kassel, are in English. The letters of Isaac Heynemann, who was a cousin living in Richmond, Virginia, are in Yiddish. There are also German travel documents granted to Augustus in 1823-1832, his ketubah (undated) relating to his marriage to Adilen Goldsmit, and two family trees.
The Mannaberg-Meitner Family collection documents the nineteenth century history of the Mannaberg and Meitner families through papers, records, and annotated prayer books.
This collection contains documents and photographs relating to Margaret Rothenberger (1894-1995) and her family. The materials include family trees and genealogical research about the Katz, Oppenheimer, Rothenberger, and Hochschild families, as well as documents relating to specific individuals and hundreds of photographs.