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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

Unger Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25254

The Unger Family Collection documents the professional and personal lives of Frederich Unger (formerly Friedrich or Fritz; 1891-1954), a prominent textile businessman from Austria, and his wife Ann A. Unger (neé Annie Arens; 1897-1994). Other family members who feature prominently in this collection are their two daughters Grete and Gitta Unger, and Ann's sister, Lise Haas. The bulk of the collection consists of records concerning the major business partners of the following companies: Wm. Abeles & Co., Teesdorf Spinnerei und Weberei, Rolianne, Inc., Etexco (or ETC), Danubius, and Dugaresa. Records referring to other professional colleagues, such as business partners, Robert and Victor Anninger, and lawyer Bernard E. Singer, are also contained here.

Dates: 1885-1995

United Jewish Bowling League Collection

Identifier: AR 6519

Organizational papers including original rules (1941) as well as minutes, contracts, receipts, and competition results for a bowling league founded by German-Jewish refugees in New York City.

Dates: 1941-1985

United Restitution Organization New York Office Collection

Identifier: AR 25089

This collection contains records of the New York office of the United Restitution Organization (URO). Materials include newsletters, reports, copies of laws concerning restitution, limited correspondence, and a few clippings.

Dates: 1950-1988

Uri Felix Rosenheim

Identifier: AR 6210 / MF 976

The bulk of the collection consists of Uri Rosenheim's writings, mainly poetry, but also prose. It also includes correspondence with family members and other authors as well as publishers.

Dates: 1928-1981

Urias Heimann Collection.

Identifier: AR 6492 / MF 560

Notebook, album of stickers

Dates: undated, 1910

Ursula Meseritz Elgart Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25544

This collection reflects the experiences of Ursula Elgart née Meseritz (1919-2003) from her youth in Hamburg and Berlin through her immigration in 1938 until eventually settling in California. Personal papers and photographs of some of her family members are also included. Materials include photographs, photo albums, family trees, correspondence, vital records, materials from a Stolperstein ceremony for her parents, a diary, an address book, a datebook, and a cookbook.

Dates: 1865-2013; Majority of material found within 1920-1950

Uwe Westphal Collection

Identifier: AR 5528

The collection represents Uwe Westphal’s research material for his book about the heydays and ultimate destruction of Berlin’s clothing and fashion industry, 1836-1939: ‘Berliner Konfektion und Mode : die Zerstoerung einer Tradition’.

Dates: 1836-1993

Valentin Family Collection

Identifier: AR 3818 / MF 570

Vital documents, letters of protection and municipal citizenship, autograph albums, wills and testaments, marriage contracts, memoirs, obituaries, and clippings concerning members of the Valentin family, the family business, the freight-movers Jacob & Valentin, and related families, including the Abraham, Behrend, Loewen, and Mannheimer families; noteworthy documents include memoirs of the banker Samuel Liepmann Loewen, 1824, and records of the Prussian minter and medalist Jacob Abraham, 1753, as well as photocopies of records of his son, the minter Abraham Abramson.

Dates: 1677-2002

[Various recordings].

Identifier: AR 25347

An eclectic collection of mainly 78 rpm shellac records and some 33⅓ rpm vinyl gramophone records, combining opera and voice recordings.

Dates: undated

Veit-Simon Family Collection

Identifier: AR 4015

This collection contains papers of several generations of the Veit and Simon families, including passports, letters of protection, contracts, wills, official and financial documents, and a few photographs. Some of the prominent individuals featured in this collection include Moses Mendelssohn, Dorothea Schlegel, and Meyer Amschel Rothschild.

Dates: 1763-1965

Vera Margot Kowalski Soliman Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25427

The Vera Margot Kowalski Soliman Family Collection contains correspondence on Vera Margot Kowalski Soliman's legal and financial matters.

Dates: 1956-1963

Vera Meyer Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25075

This collection documents the lives of Vera Meyer's family members, especially her parents, Alfred and Eva Meyer, but also involving her grandparents and uncles. Prominent in the collection are the many family photographs and copies of family correspondence, including immigration and wartime letters. Other material consists of some biographical essays and a family tree.

Dates: 1890-2000; Majority of material found within 1916-1949

Verband Ehemaliger Leipziger in Israel Collection

Identifier: LBIJER 465

Documents pertaining to Irgun Olei Leipzig (Verband Ehemaliger Leipziger – Association of Leipzig Immigrants) in Israel.

Dates: 1953-1956, 1992-1993

Vicki Baum Collection

Identifier: AR 5130

Most of the collection consists of correspondence exchanged between the novelist and screenwriter Vicki Baum and Carl Ostertag, a younger confidant. The collection also includes an unpublished manuscript version of her "Adolf Kringelein" story, which was later expanded into the novel "Menschen im Hotel" and the film "Grand Hotel."

Dates: 1920-1983

Victor Cooper Collection

Identifier: AR 10113

This collection documents the work of the concentration camp survivor Viktor Kupfer (later Victor Cooper) as a business custodian, special investigator, and Jewish community leader in Straubing (Bavaria, Germany) from 1945-1949. The collection relates primarily to the denazification process and early restitution cases in Straubing as well as the rebuilding of Straubing’s Jewish community. Materials included consist of correspondence, legal statements, affidavits, court decisions, reports, Viktor Kupfer’s personal identification documents, and a few copies of photographs and memorial programs. Several documents contain anonymous threats.

Dates: 1935-1951

Victor - Levi family collection

Identifier: AR 12005

Material related to the Victor (Vicktor) family and their leather factory in Heilbronn, Germany, including a handwritten company contract (Gesellschaftvertrag ) for the brothers Julius and Joseph Vic(k)tor , 1870(?), photocopies about the company, and education certificates for Max Victor, 1914-1925. Also included is a school certificate for Minna Levi, Fulda, 1890.

Dates: 1870-1925

Victor Polzer Collection

Identifier: AR 3683 / MF 477

Vital documents and educational and military papers; correspondence; articles, interviews, lectures, and stories by Victor Polzer.

Dates: 1899-1989

Vierfelder Family Collection

Identifier: AR 890 / MF 408

This collection covers the history of the Vierfelder family, and includes materials on the town of Buchau, Wuerttemberg.

Dates: 1694-1960

Vilna Chief of Police Records

Identifier: RG 56

The collection is of a fragmentary nature, and consists of miscellaneous materials that pertain to the role and activities of the Vilna Chief of Police in the everyday life of the city and province of Vilna, and to the relationship between the Vilna Chief of Police and other police, military and civil organs in the Vilna province. Most of the documents in this collection, which covers the tsarist period from the 1830s to 1918, were assembled during the latter part of the nineteenth and early part of the twentieth century

Dates: 1831-1918

Vilna Collection

Identifier: RG 90

The Vilna Collection represents fragmentary materials that were part of the original YIVO Archives in Vilna before WWII. The collection includes a wide array of materials dealing with a great variety of aspects of Jewish life in the Pre-revolutionary Russian Empire and post-revolutionary Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Soviet Russia. The Collection consists of personal correspondence, official correspondence with organizations and governmental institutions, financial and statistical reports, minutes of meetings of Jewish communal and political organizations, bibliographic materials, including card catalogues and bibliographies. Also included here are vital documents, such as birth certificates and birth registers, affidavits, certificates, diplomas, and travel documents. Additionally, there are petitions, resolutions, appeals, printed materials, manuscripts, lists, and questionnaires. There is a wealth of materials dealing with Jewish book trade and publishing, youth and sports organizations, education, Jewish communal life, and political activities.

Dates: 1717, 1758, 1812, 1841-1874, 1881-1896, 1901-1947

Vilna Territorial Collection

Identifier: RG 29
Dates: 1826-1940

Volkmarsen Jewish community collection

Identifier: AR 5803

The collection consists of documents about Jews in the town of Volkmarsen, Germany.

Dates: 1986-2008

W. H. Bloch Family Collection

Identifier: AR 1577 / MF 688

Folder 1 contains several unique originals including a Reisepass from 1800 and signed letters from Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia, an 1867 edition of satirical paper "Maseltow," printed in Königsberg, a Trauer-Album for Bertha Bloch (1915). There are copies of an 1833 marriage contract for Naumann Simonsohn and 1831 Reisepass for Simonsohn. There are also various letters and short manuscripts recounting the history of the Bloch and Simonsohn family. Folder 2 contains several congratulatory letters in Hebrew and German addressed to Naumann Simonsohn regarding his book "Juda oder freimutige Äusserungen über Religion und Bürgerglück", dated ca. 1817.

Dates: 1800-1978

W. Louis Horowitz Collection

Identifier: AR 25022/MF 756

The W. Louis Horowitz Collection documents the professional work and academic interests of the anthropologist Wolf Louis Horowitz (1866-1946). The collection is divided into two series: Personal Documents and Manuscripts. The bulk of the collection resides in Manuscripts. This series holds drafts and finished versions of Horowitz's writings. Horowitz used anthropological theories as a lens through which to analyze Judaism and its impact upon history.

Dates: 1887-2000

Wachtel Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25174

This collection consists mainly of correspondence among the Wachtel family members in the 1940s. Regina and Markus Wachtel were both deported and perished in the Holocaust. Their older son Leo immigrated via England to the United States. Their younger son Arnold survived imprisonment in several concentration camps, but disappeared in 1946, seemingly murdered. In addition to correspondence, a few official documents and restitution materials are included.

Dates: 1939-2004; Majority of material found within 1939-1946

Wahl Family Collection

Identifier: AR 3373 / MF 564

Materials pertaining to the family of Hermann Wahl in Wuppertal-Barmen, Germany

Dates: 1823-1966

Wald Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25698

The bulk of the collection consists of documents of the Wald family. Most of them were used to get American visas or citizenship. A body of correspondence is also part of the collection. The focus of these letters concerns emigration / immigration, and the possibility of fleeing Germany.

Dates: 1923-1952; Majority of material found within 1941

Wallach (Wallich) Family Collection

Identifier: LBIJER 809

The collection contains various materials pertaining to the Wallach family, collected and edited by Else Levi-Mühsam (a decedent of the family), and comprises three folders.

Dates: 1930-1997

Waller Family Collection

Identifier: AR 6456

The Waller Family Collection contains genealogical research on the Waller, Baer and other related families. It includes research correspondence, notes, photocopied historical records of family members, family trees, and photographs.

Dates: 1824-2002; Majority of material found within 1979-2002

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