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Abstract This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Celia Adler and Lazar Freed, including theatrical materials such as scripts, programs and sheet music, correspondence, newspaper clippings, assorted publications, and photographs of many of the members of the Adler family and their friends from the Yiddish theater. These materials reflect the wide scope of the Adler acting family and their immense influence on Yiddish theater, Broadway and motion pictures.
Dates: 1893-1992; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1977
Identifier: AR 7158
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1914-1979; Majority of material found within 1940-1979
Abstract Consists of correspondence from the formative years of the American Academy for Jewish Research from 1930 to 1936, fellows files and correspondence, ledgers and notebooks of membership dues and fellowship grants, minutes of the various committee meetings, Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research, and photographs. Correspondents include Salo Baron, Isaac E. Barzilay, Robert Chazan, Louis Finkelstein, Louis Ginsberg, David Weiss-Halivni, Arthur Hyman, Saul Lieberman, Alexander Marx, Harry Orlinsky, and Harry Austrin Wolfson.
Dates: undated, 1928-2001; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1999
Identifier: AR 25496
Abstract This collection documents the history of the Lowy family of Berlin from the mid-1800s through the end of the twentieth century with a focus on Adolf Lowy (1878-1943) and his sons Erich (1916-2011) and Arthur (1921-1997). The collection includes family trees, correspondence, vital records, education records, military records, a diary from World War I, business records for the Hungarian wine merchants Dalchow & Löwy, emigration records, extensive clippings on Anti-Semitism, limited pieces of ephemera, a few photographs, one negative, and a play script.
Identifier: AR 25066
Abstract This collection contains the papers of the Aschkenazy Family as well as those of Erich Willdorff, who was married to Elfriede (Effy) Aschkenazy. Prominent topics are emigration and immigration as well as Erich Willdorff's watch and clock shop. The papers in this collection include a few photographs, some correspondence and personal papers. The bulk of the collection comprises official and commercial documents.
Dates: 1895-1959; Majority of material found within 1920s-1950s
Abstract 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.
Dates: undated, 1820, 1868, 1895-1996, 1999
Abstract The papers of Colonel Seymour Jacob Pomrenze (1916-2011) contain materials relating to his role as the first director of the Offenbach Archival Depot (OAD) in early 1946, as well as documentation of his career as a records management and archives consultant for the American Jewish cultural sector. It also includes a small amount of biographical material.
Dates: undated, 1809-2009; Majority of material found within 1979 - 1999
Identifier: LBI/JMB-2009/2 LBI AR 1024
Abstract 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.
Abstract The collection contains Dutch and Portuguese documents pertaining to the Jewish community and dealing especially with Congregation Mikve Israel and Neve Salom, the David Aboab controversy, and the communal reorganizations of 1750-51. Four rolls of microfilmed documentary and printed materials are present in the collection
Dates: undated, 1672-1982
Identifier: AR 25627
Abstract The collection includes the correspondence 1937-1946 between members of the Westheim family, who lived in Amsterdam, and their two sons, Alfred and Benno Bodo Westheim, who lived in New York City.
Dates: 1937-1946; Majority of material found in 1940-1941, 1945-1946
Identifier: RG 235
Abstract This collection contains materials collected by David Trotsky relating to the Jewish community of Belgium in the inter-war period. Materials include printed documents, posters, reports, meeting minutes, and newspaper clippings, mainly pertaining to the Jews of Brussels and Antwerp.
Dates: 1907-1940; Majority of material found within 1920-1938
Found in: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Identifier: AR 6168
Abstract The bulk of the materials in this collection are drafts of articles by psychologist Dorit Whiteman on the experience of Holocaust survivors, including a full draft of the longer work The Uprooted. Additional materials include some photocopies of personal papers belonging to her mother, Lillian Stern Bader.
Dates: 1919-1996; Majority of material found within 1990-1996
Identifier: AR 25468
Abstract This collection contains materials relating to Edith and Herbert Feist and family. It includes personal papers from Edith and Herbert, such as courtship correspondence in the early 1930s. Herbert Feist's professional materials relate to his work in Germany as a sketch artist, as well as to his businesses in the United States, primarily his art gallery. The collection also includes materials about the Feist's relatives, particularly Herbert's maternal grandfather Max Herschel. A leader in the Jewish community of Bonn, Herschel's papers here include manuscript and printed poems and translations (religious and secular). Photographs and genealogical research are also found in this collection.
Dates: 1834-2011; Majority of material found within 1898-1981
Identifier: AR 6306 / MF 864 / MM 96
Abstract This collection consists of documents related to the painter and sculptress Elisabeth Model (née Dittmann). She was born and educated in Germany, but moved to Amsterdam with her husband, Max Model, in 1922. With their two sons, Wolfe and Frans Peter, the couple fled Nazi-occupied Holland for the United States in 1941, where Elisabeth Model continued to work as an artist. The collection contains biographical information about Elisabeth Model and her family; correspondence, including letters from Elisabeth Model's mother in the Netherlands shortly before her deportation, and photographs of an exhibition of Elisabeth Model's artwork at the Leo Baeck Institute New York in 1992. Elisabeth Model was a friend of Hermann Hesse and received several autographed photographs, books, and a letter from him, which may also be found in this collection.
Identifier: AR 10807
Abstract The collection consists of the correspondence, personal documents and family photos of Erica Furnberg, her mother, and daughter. A large part of the correspondence deals with Erica's attempts to help her sister Magda to emigrate from France to the USA.
Dates: 1881-1998; Majority of material found within 1887-1969
Identifier: AR 25209
Abstract This collection documents the life of the writer Ernst Lissauer (1882-1937). He is primarily known for his poem Hassgesang gegen England, but this collection also contains his other poetry, as well as his essays, plays, and reviews. His writings deal with a very diverse range of topics, such as religion, patriotism, literature, music, and theater. In addition, the collection holds a substantial amount of correspondence, writings by others about Ernst Lissauer and his work, and a few personal items and photographs.
Identifier: AR 25455
Abstract The Ferdinand and Emmy Lichter Family collection holds documents and personal as well as official correspondence of family members, friends, acquaintances, and public and private institutions. Prominent topics include refuge and refugee relief for the Lichters and the communication between family members describing their health, environment etc. in various refugee camps. The collection comprises vital documents, official certificates, emigration papers, correspondence, postcards, and some notes.
Dates: 1939-1951; Majority of material found within 1940-1944
Identifier: AR 6707
Abstract This collection contains correspondence and documents related to the adoption by an American couple of a Jewish orphan from Nazi Germany.
Dates: 1902-1944; Majority of material found within 1938-1944
Identifier: AR 7074
Abstract This collection depicts the life and work of the author Georg Hermann. The main focus of this collection is his literary estate, and the collection contains extensive manuscripts of both his fiction and non-fiction writings, including novels, shorter fiction, essays, and articles. In addition, it also holds correspondence, clippings, photos, official documents and papers, writings by others about Georg Hermann and his work, and a few photos.
Identifier: AR 25137
Abstract This collection documents the life and career of the historian George L. Mosse. It contains material focusing on his work, including papers relating to his writings and lectures, as well as material dealing with his family. In addition, there is extensive correspondence between Mosse and his family, colleagues and friends, publishing companies, universities and other educational institutions, former students, and lawyers concerning restitution of Mosse family property lost after the family fled Nazi persecution. The collection also contains books, videocassettes and film reels, objects, newspaper clippings, and photographs.
Identifier: AR 25393
Abstract This collection documents the history of the Weiss family with a focus on Gerald Weiss’ parents Jacob and Selma Weiss née Falk and their siblings. Jacob (alternatively Köbes) Weiss (1883-1965) was born the second of nine children to the cattle dealer Albert Weiss and his wife Mathilde Amalie née Michel. As a young man, he lived in Cologne and started a bed linen manufacturing business, S & J Weiss, with his brother Siegmund. As the situation for Jews in Germany worsened in the 1930s, he and Siegmund smuggled money from the business to banks in Holland to aid in the Weiss family’s emigration. Jacob Weiss emigrated with his wife and children in 1939 and settled in New York. This collection contains family trees, family correspondence, translations of family correspondence, vital records, immigration and naturalization records, correspondence and legal documents concerning restitution claims, correspondence and legal documents concerning the estate of Hermann and Carolina Michel née Frank, and correspondence and photographs concerning family gravesites and the restoration of a Jewish cemetery.
Dates: 1921-1999; Majority of material found within 1938-1960
Identifier: AR 25259 / MF 945
Abstract This collection holds the papers of Gertrud and Friedrich Hermann. The majority of the material found here documents Friedrich Hermann's education and his professional career as a lawyer, although material concerning his wife Gertrud and other members of the family is also present. The collection contains a typescript, correspondence, official documents, and clippings.
Identifier: AR 25417
Abstract The Gertrud Mainzer Family Collection documents the personal and professional life of Holocaust survivor, attorney, and New York Family Court judge Gertrud Mainzer. It also includes materials about her family and her ancestors, including her husband, attorney Richard Mainzer, and her father, noted legal scholar Hugo Sinzheimer.
Identifier: AR 25820 A
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1920-2007 ; Majority of material found within 1950s-1980s
Identifier: AR 6390
Abstract The bulk of the materials in this collection concern Arthur Bial's education and professional career as a physician in Germany, his emigration to the Netherlands in the 1930s and internment in the Westerbork camp. There is also a diary-memoir written by his son who also survived internment in Westerbork.
Identifier: AR 6294
Abstract This collection contains the files of the restitution cases handled by the lawyer Hans-Heinz Altmann. It consists primarily of legal correspondence; medical opinions, attestations, insurance records or income statements are frequently enclosed. Although the focus is clearly on the legal bearings of the individual cases, the material also gives insight into the difficulties displacement and emigration inflicted upon the refugees. This becomes especially obvious in regard to the clients’ trouble procuring documentation and affidavits or finding attesters substantiating their restitution.
Dates: 1904-1974; Majority of material found within 1969-1972
Identifier: AR 4847 / MF 1086
Abstract This collection documents the life of the painter Hans Jacoby, who immigrated to the United States via Holland and Shanghai. Documents include family papers, personal writings, correspondence, brochures, official and other administrative documents, newspaper clippings, photographs and autographs.
Dates: 1850-1984; Majority of material found within 1938-1947
Identifier: AR 259
Abstract Papers of Hans Kohn (1891-1971), historian and lawyer, who was active in Zionist organizations. He published extensively on questions of nationalism and related topics. The collection consists of documents relating to Hans Kohn's professional experience, materials relating to his political activities, correspondence, diaries, materials relating to his experience in World War I and as a prisoner of war, personal documents, photos, clippings.
Identifier: AR 5827
Abstract This collection documents the life and career of Harvey P. Newton, including life during Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. Personal papers include correspondence, family history, school, military, and work-related documents. Papers about Nazi Germany include documents concerning World War II, concentration camps, and war veterans.
Abstract This collection contains personal papers of writer Henry Roth. It is comprised of extensive correspondence, journals and notebooks of his writing; and published and unpublished manuscripts of his work. There are also papers concerning Roth's interests in Israel, Judaism, and Leftist politics, publications by and about him, and volumes of his works. In addition, the papers also include a postcard and art print collection, photographs, biographical material, and a list of monographs once housed in Roth’s personal library.
Dates: undated, 1918-2010
- Leo Baeck Institute 62
- American Jewish Historical Society 11
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 7
- American Sephardi Federation 1
- Correspondence 61
- Photographs 39
- Clippings (information artifacts) 32
- Manuscripts (documents) 26
- New York (N.Y.) 21
- Official documents 18
- Emigration and immigration 16
- Genealogical tables 15
- Germany 14
- Berlin (Germany) 13
- United States -- Emigration and immigration 13
- Amsterdam (Netherlands) 12
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) 11
- Notes (documents) 11
- Minutes (administrative records) 9
- Jewish refugees 8
- Jews, German 8
- Netherlands 8
- Publications (documents) 8
- Restitution -- Germany 7 ∧ less
- English 72
- French 44
- Hebrew 35
- Yiddish 22
- Spanish; Castilian 21
- Italian 20
- Russian 19
- Polish 11
- Hungarian 10
- Chinese 7
- Czech 7
- Portuguese 7
- Swedish 7
- Arabic 3
- Danish 3
- Japanese 3
- Latin 3
- Serbian 3 ∧ less
- YIVO Archives 7
- Theresienstadt (Concentration camp) 4
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 3
- Auschwitz (Concentration camp) 3
- Gans family 3
- Westerbork (Concentration camp) 3
- American Association for Ethiopian Jews 2
- Baron, Salo W. (Salo Wittmayer), 1895-1989 2
- Brunner, Constantin, 1862-1937 2
- Hertz family 2
- Herz family 2
- Hirsch family 2
- Lowy family 2
- Mainzer, Gertrud, 1914- 2
- Sinzheimer, Hugo, 1875-1945 2
- Wiener Library 2
- Yeshiva University 2
- Aboab, David 1
- Ad Hoc Student Committee to Free the Damascus Two 1
- Adler, Celia, 1889-1979 1 ∧ less