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Abraham Shoenfeld Papers
Under the employ of the New York Kehillah, detective Abraham Shoenfeld infiltrated and documented Jewish crime rings, prostitution houses and gambling establishments from 1912 to 1917. For the American Jewish Committee from 1938 to 1964, he investigated anti-Semitic organizations and individuals. He also authored a controversial book about the New York crime world, The Joy Peddler, and he was at work on other pieces of fiction and his memoirs. The bulk of his papers consist of investigative reports and research for the American Jewish Committee, his manuscripts, and his collection of anti-Semitic literature.
Admiral Lewis Lichtenstein Strauss Papers
This collection is comprised of papers pertaining to Admiral Louis Lichtenstein Strauss, his career, and his community and organizational activities. He belonged to such groups as the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Temple Emanu-El in New York, the American Jewish Committee, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the Jewish Agricultural Society, and the Union of Hebrew Congregations.
His papers include extensive correspondence, organizational and institutional records, photographs, and publications which document his personal and public life as well as American Jewish issues that he was involved with such as relief efforts for Jewish refugees from Central Europe, interest and involvement in the Reform movement, and endeavors to combat anti-Semitism, especially as propagated by Father Charles E. Coughlin and Henry Ford.
Jewish Labor Committee collection
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.
Max James Kohler Papers
The Papers of Max J. Kohler (1871-1934) document his life's work as lawyer, historian, writer, researcher, and defender of Jewish and immigrant rights. Correspondents include many of Kohler's contemporaries in the field of history and immigration law including Cyrus Adler; William Taft; John Bassett Moore; Mortimer Schiff; David Hunter Miller; Baron and Baroness de Hirsch; the Straus Family including Oscar Straus; Luigi Luzzatti; Leon Huhner; and Julian Mack. Subjects include U.S. immigration law, American-Jewish history, Col. Alfred Dreyfus, Haym Salomon, Ellis Island, Rabbi Kaufmann Kohler, the publication God in Freedom, international treaties, and the Peace Conference of 1919.
Nathan Perlmutter (1923-1987) Papers
This collection consists of the papers of Nathan Perlmutter, a lawyer, lecturer, author, political activist, and a long-time leader of the American Jewish community. It contains certificates, newspaper clippings, correspondence — including numerous condolence cards and letters sent to his family after his death — manuscripts and drafts of Perlmutter’s writings, obituaries, printed materials, programs, and subject files relating to topics he was interested in and that he wrote about.
Records of the Jewish Immigrant Information Bureau (Galveston, Tex.) Galveston Immigration Plan
The Galveston immigration records document the attempt of the Jewish Immigrant Information Bureau, working in cooperation with several other Jewish organizations, to receive Jewish immgrants through the port of Galveston, Texas rather than New York City. The papers further describe the JIIB's efforts to resettle the immigrants in communities throughout the United States. Papers include ship passenger lists, correspondence, and statistical reports, as well as papers dealing with individual immigration cases.
Robert Rifkind Papers
The Robert Rifkind Papers document the Jewish philanthropic and lobbying activities of Robert Singer Rifkind. Robert Rifkind was born in New York City in 1936 and became a partner at the law firm of Cravath, Swaine and Moore in 1971. He served on the boards of many Jewish philanthropic and activist organizations, including the American Jewish Committee, the Jewish Theological Seminary and the Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies. The collection includes correspondence, photographs and publications from Rifkind’s involvement in these and other organizations, primarily dating from the 1980s to the 2010s.
- New York (N.Y.) 5
- Clippings (information artifacts) 4
- Correspondence 4
- Pamphlets 4
- Antisemitism -- United States 3
- Reports 3
- Galveston (Tex.) 2
- Manuscripts (documents) 2
- Photographs 2
- Programs (documents) 2
- Affirmative action programs -- Law and legislation 1
- Anti-Jewish propaganda 1
- Antisemitism 1
- Antisemitism -- Arab countries 1
- Articles 1
- Audiotapes 1
- Black people -- Relations with Jews 1
- Books 1
- Bremen (Germany) 1
- Brochures 1 + ∧ less
- Yiddish 6
- French 4
- Hebrew 4
- Italian 3
- Spanish; Castilian 2
- Russian 1 + ∧ less
- Marshall, Louis, 1856-1929 3
- Schiff, Jacob H. (Jacob Henry), 1847-1920 3
- B'nai B'rith 2
- Brandeis University 2
- Ford, Henry, 1863-1947 2
- Industrial Removal Office (U.S.) 2
- Jewish Theological Seminary of America 2
- Kohler, Max J. (Max James), 1871-1934 2
- National Conference of Christians and Jews 2
- Straus, Oscar S. (Oscar Solomon), 1850-1926 2
- Union of American Hebrew Congregations 2
- Waldman, Morris D. (Morris David), 1879-1963 2
- Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940 1
- American Civil Liberties Union 1
- American Council for Judaism 1
- American Federation of Labor 1
- American Jewish Congress 1
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 1
- American Relief Administration 1 + ∧ less