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Benjamin Benedikt Collection
This collection contains materials about the education of Benjamin Benedikt and his professional work as a teacher in Vienna.
Blum Family Collection
This collection primarily includes documents related to the Blum family’s immigration to the United States from Vienna, Austria. The materials include correspondence, passports, emigration records, a marriage certificate, a U.S. Army Safe Conduct pass, identity cards, employment records, school report cards, and university enrollment records.
Bondi Family Collection
The collection contains various materials pertaining to the Bondi family, mostly concerning Aron (Alfred) Bondi and his scientific career.
Chaim Bloch Collection
Correspondence, including letters from Leo Baeck, Salo Baron, Julie Braun-Vogelstein, Martin Buber, Werner Cahnmann, Max Dienemann, Ismar Elbogen, Erich Fromm, Hermann Fürnberg, Nahum Glatzer, Nahum Goldmann, Max Gruenewald, Max Grunwald, Siegfried Guggenheim, Ernest Jones, Hermann Kesten, Guido Kisch, Adolf Kober, Franz Kobler, Joachim Prinz, Lessing Rosenwald, Ingrid Warburg, Alma Mahler-Werfel, and Franz Werfel.
Displaced Persons Camps and Centers Photograph Collection
The collection is comprised of photographs of various provenances related to the lives of Jewish displaced persons (DPs) in the period immediately following the Second World War, from 1945 to 1952. The photographs pertain to DP camps and communities in the Allied occupation zones in Germany, Austria, and Italy, primarily those established by the American and British military, and administered by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, and, later, the International Refugee Organization. Diverse aspects of daily life among the DPs are depicted, such as school, work, recreation, and vocational training, including many activities sponsored by Jewish voluntary organizations, especially World ORT and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Also depicted are cultural activities such as theater, children’s performances, Jewish holiday celebrations and parades, and commemorative events honoring those who died in the Holocaust. The photographs capture leaders of the Jewish DP zonal and camp committees, DP police, and Zionist living collectives (kibbutzim), as well as notable military, political, and cultural personalities of the period, such as Lucius D. Clay, Fiorello LaGuardia, David Ben-Gurion, Yitzhak Gruenbaum, and H. Leivick. The photographs also reflect political and historical developments, including the major congresses of the DP leaderships in Germany, Austria, and Italy; protest demonstrations concerning British policies regulating immigration to Palestine; and events held upon the founding of the state of Israel in 1948.
Displaced Persons Camps and Centers Poster Collection
This collection of posters includes approximately 1,000 rare or unique items pertaining to over 100 displaced persons (DP) camps and centers in Germany, Austria, and Italy, dating primarily from 1946 to 1952. Comprised of approximately 60% handpainted and 40% printed items, it includes posters produced by diverse Jewish groups within individual camps, such as administrative and cultural committees, sports clubs, Zionist and religious groups, and landsmanshaftn; as well as organizations active throughout the camps, including the Jewish central committees in the respective countries, the World ORT Union, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the Jewish National Fund, and the Jewish Agency. A small number of items also document activities of the revived Jewish communities in the city centers of Munich and Vienna. Many of the posters use not only language but also color, graphic design, and pictorial and figurative elements to engage their audience with calls to entertainment, lectures, protests, and commemorations.
Edith Burian Family Collection
This collection holds material related to Anna Perlmann, a German physician who worked in Israel at the Women’s Prison in Bethlehem, Israel; Edith Burian (née Muenz) from Austria who lived in a Kibbutz before immigrating to the U.S.; as well as material pertaining to family members and friends of Edith Burian. The collection includes correspondence, documents related to restitution payments, and photographs.
Edmund Jerusalem Collection
The collection is primarily composed of school, university, and legal documents of Edmund Jerusalem. There are also some manuscripts on his biography and on the life of his friends and colleagues.
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.
Emery I. Gondor Collection
This collection primarily contains materials relating to Emery I. Gondor's varied career as an illustrator, creator of puzzles, photographer, and writer. It also includes some personal documents and vital records, as well as materials relating to Emery Gondor's brother, artist Bertalan Gondor. It is closely related to the collection AR 25085 (Papers of Emery and Bertalan Gondor).
Erna Katzenell Collection
The Erna Katzenell collection consists of documents about Katzenell's life in hiding during the Second World War and her ultimate rescue. Amongst others, it includes documents about her rescuers, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and transcripts of interviews.
Esther-Rachel Kaminska Theater Museum Collection
The collection contains play manuscripts, programs, playbills, posters, photographs, correspondence, agreements, scrapbooks, clippings, printed ephemera, and memorabilia relating to Yiddish theater primarily in the early twentieth century, especially the interwar period. Also included are items of printed ephemera related to Yiddish film, Hebrew theater, and a broad range of Jewish performers, including cantors, singers and dancers. Geographically, the materials originate predominantly in Poland and other parts of Eastern Europe, including parts of the Russian Empire and, later, the Soviet Union; and, to a lesser extent, the United States, especially New York City. Also included are materials from Western Europe, Palestine (Eretz Israel), South America, and other regions around the world. Among the theater personalities represented in the collection with significant amounts of material are Herz Grossbard, David Herman, Joseph Winogradoff, Rudolf Zaslavsky, Zygmunt Turkow, Jonas Turkow, Moyshe Lipman, Ida Kaminska, and Esther Rachel Kaminska. The theater groups best represented include the Varshever Yidisher Kunst-Teater (VYKT; Warsaw Yiddish Art Theater), founded by Zygmunt Turkow and Ida Kaminska; the Vilna Troupe; Yung Teater / Nay Teater (Warsaw; Vilna), under the direction of Michael Weichert; the Moscow State Yiddish Theater (known by its Russian acronym "GOSET"); Maurice Schwartz's Yiddish Art Theatre, of New York; and the Hebrew theater "Habimah." A wide variety of other professional as well as amateur theater groups are represented with smaller amounts of material.
Frances and Gustave Kauders Family Collection
The Frances and Gustave Kauders Family Collection holds the papers of this couple, as well as of members of the Kauders family, and correspondence from the Schostal family. Topics found in the collection include the immigration of Frances and Gustave Kauders, some details of their early lives as expressed in family correspondence, and the failed emigration and subsequent deportation of members of the Schostal family. The collection includes family correspondence, official and educational documents, and correspondence with official agencies regarding immigration and restitution with related documentation.
George Popper Family Collection.
Vital records, educational certificates, professional documents, and other archival materials pertaining to several families who were related by marriage to George Popper. All materials originated from Austria, Bohemia, and Moravia.
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.
Guide to the Records of the Displaced Person Camps and Centers in Austria
These records detail the history of the displaced person camps in the American zone in Austria. They include the records of the individual camps as well as political and cultural groups that operated within the camps. The collection primarily consists of administrative records such as reports, correspondence, and lists as well as cultural materials from political, vocational, and cultural groups, as well as personal papers. There are also records of the U.S. Army, UNRRA, and IRO’s actions in the camps.
Gustav Beck Collection
The Gustav Beck Collection includes materials documenting Gustav Beck's genealogical efforts, personal correspondence, documents, memoirs, and a large amount of photo albums.
Harry Kaufman Family Collection
The collection contains personal items from the Harry Kaufamn Family.
Henry and Hilda Gottfried collection
This collection mainly consists of documents pertaining to Hilda and Henry Gottfried from Vienna, Austria. There are, for example, several photographs as well as official documents and letters.
Herbert and Nancy Bernhard Collection
This highly diverse collection contains material of various sources, times, and genres, from Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe and Argentina. The documents included range from correspondence, such as letters, postcards or telegrams, to emigration documents, such as ship lists and permits, to vital records, such as family registers, various certificates and awards, to a number of small publications, such as brochures, programs and clippings. There is also a number of Jewish devotionals, including Yahrzeit calendars, religious graphics and prayer manuals, as well as some ephemera.
Herta and Egon Wells Family Collection
The Herta and Egon Wells Family Collection centers on the emigration of Herta (née Guttmann) and Egon Wells from Vienna to New York by way of Trinidad, with further documentation on their lives prior to and following emigration. Documents relating to the emigration experiences and attempts of other family members are also present. About half the collection consists of personal correspondence, but it additionally includes official documents, immigration and citizenship documentation, educational and professional documents, memorabilia, legal correspondence, a few family photographs, and newspaper clippings.
Hugo Knoepfmacher Collection
This collection holds the papers of the lawyer and librarian Hugo Knoepfmacher. The main subject of the collection is his personal and professional life, although material concerning other members of the family is also present. The collection consists of official documents, notes, correspondence, manuscripts, some clippings, and a very small amount of published material.
Jacob Jacobson Collection
Records of several Jewish communities assembled by Jacob Jacobson.
Jakob Hoffmann Collection
The collection contains a variety of documents by and about Jakob Hoffmann, including many articles, speeches, and responsa.
John Kallir Family Collection
The John Kallir Collection contains documents regarding the life of John Kallir, his father Otto Kallir, their ancestors, and genealogical material.
Joseph Floch Collection
This collection extensively documents the career of Joseph Floch, a painter, mostly through articles and exhibition catalogues, along with personal documents and textile workings of his wife, Hermine Floch.
Kallir Family Collection
The Kallir Family Collection contains birth certificates, death notices, correspondence, and documents certifying the achievements of those in the Kallir Family.
Max Buxpan Collection
The Max Buxpan Collection sketches the biography of Max Buxpan and his family. The collection centers on the correspondence of Buxpan family members and associated friends. Most of these documents date from the 1930s until the 1960s, including the time of immigration. Buxpan also collected a lot of material about the First and Second World Wars and the immediate periods thereafter, primarily postcards and newspaper articles.
Mimi Reiter Collection
The collection contains documents pertaining to Mimi (Mina Dora) Reiter and her parents Adolf Reiter and Friedericke Reiter née Weitzman, particularly concerning their emigration from Austria to the United States. Included in the collection are residency certificates; identity certificates; receipt for the fee for a certificate of arrival in the United States; naturalization certificates; literacy certificates; earnings statement; birth certificate; and marriage certificates.
- Leo Baeck Institute 35
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 4
- Correspondence 30
- Photographs 20
- Clippings (information artifacts) 17
- Emigration and immigration 15
- Official documents 15
- Manuscripts (documents) 13
- New York (N.Y.) 13
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) 10
- Jewish families 8
- Austria 7
- Genealogical tables 7
- Berlin (Germany) 6
- Legal documents 6
- Palestine -- Emigration and immigration 6
- United States -- Emigration and immigration 6
- Archival materials 5
- Jewish refugees 5
- Jews, Austrian 5
- Poems 5 + ∧ less
- English 36
- French 12
- Polish 11
- Yiddish 11
- Hungarian 9
- Spanish; Castilian 9
- Russian 8
- Czech 4
- Italian 3
- Latin 3
- Portuguese 3
- Chinese 2
- Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE); Imperial Aramaic (700-300 BCE) 1
- Bosnian 1
- Danish 1
- Mongolian 1
- Multiple languages 1
- Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan 1 + ∧ less
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 3
- International Refugee Organization 3
- United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration 3
- United States. Army 3
- World ORT Union 3
- Auschwitz (Concentration camp) 2
- Feldafing (Displaced persons camp) 2
- Friedmann family 2
- Jewish National Fund 2
- Kallir family 2
- Stern family 2
- YIVO Archives 2
- AEG-Telefunken 1
- Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin 1
- Allen, Mathilde, 1912-2004 1
- Allen, Stanley, 1916-1989 1
- Altruistic Personality Project 1
- An-Ski, S., 1863-1920 1
- Anker, Allgemeine Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft 1
- Auerbach, Philipp, 1906-1952 1 + ∧ less