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American Jewish Committee Records, Domestic and Geographic Files
The American Jewish Committee Records, Domestic and Geographic Files consists of materials created by executive offices, departments, local offices and chapters of the committee concerning a variety of matters, primarily Jewish civil and religious rights, integration, Jewish communal organizations and communal issues. However, materials found in this collection encompass other civil, racial, and religious minority groups as well. The records consist of briefs, conference proceedings, correspondence, legal documents, memoranda, minutes of meetings, printed materials, reports, resolutions, statements, studies, and surveys.
American Jewish Committee Records, Subject Files
The collection documents American Jewish Committee’s efforts to combat all forms of discrimination against the Jews in the United States. Additionally, there are materials pertaining to AJC’s work regarding other minority groups in the United States. The collection offers researchers a unique chance to see how and what was done prior to the changes in public opinion and civic and legal laws. The American Jewish Committee Records, Subject Files consists of materials created by executive offices, departments, local offices and chapters of the Committee concerning a variety of matters; foremost Jewish civil and religious rights, immigration, and the Holocaust.
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.
Esther Drucker Collection
Recordings of Esther Drucker, including some documentation accompanying some of the tapes, handwritten by her husband.
Guide to the Records of the Displaced Person Camps and Centers in Italy
These records detail the history of the Displaced Person camps in Italy. 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, theatrical, and literary groups. There are also a large number of records of court proceedings, centering on accounting for actions taken during the Holocaust as well as the formation of new families in the DP camps.
Mel Gordon Collection
Mel Gordon (1947-2018) was a drama scholar and historian of "deviant" sexual practices. He was a professor at New York University and the University of California, Berkeley, and authored a number of books, many of which were published by Feral House Press. This record group includes antisemitic and far-right artifacts.
ORT Photograph Collection
This collection consists of photographs and negatives of World ORT conferences and congresses, various individuals connected with ORT, and ORT vocational programs and activities, including in Displaced Person’s camps, in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Cuba, and North and South America.
Papers of Abraham Cahan
This collection contains correspondence between Abraham Cahan and many important literary and political figures, as well as Yiddish manuscripts sent to Cahan for consideration in the Forward and notes and drafts of Cahan’s own writings. There are also several articles written about Cahan, before and after his death. These materials serve to illustrate both Cahan’s importance in the literary and publishing fields as well as his involvement in the American socialist and labor movements.
Papers of Horace Meyer Kallen (1882-1974)
This collection contains correspondence between Horace M. Kallen and many important individuals and organizations, as well as manuscripts, notes and other materials for speeches, financial documents, research materials, academic records, and various other assorted items. These materials serve to illustrate Kallen’s important role in philosophy, education, religion, and politics and his deep involvement with consumer rights, environmental controls, Jewish issues, and civil liberties.
Papers of Isaac A. Hourwich
This collection contains documents relating to Isaac A. Hourwich’s role as an economist, publicist, statistician, lawyer, author, and authority on immigration, as well as his involvement with the labor movement and the formation of the American Jewish Congress. There are reports, minutes of meetings, memoranda, clippings and correspondence, and manuscripts and articles about Jewish labor, Socialism, Russia, Marxism, immigration, and other subjects. These materials demonstrate Hourwich’s important role in American labor, immigration theory, and political and economic theory.
Papers of Isaac Nachman Steinberg (1888-1957)
This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Isaac Nachman Steinberg, a Russian-Jewish political writer, leader of the Left Socialist Revolutionary Party during the 1917 revolution in Russia, People’s Commissar of Justice in the first Bolshevik government, leader of the Jewish Territorialist Movement and of the Freeland League for Jewish Territorial Colonization, and a founding member of the YIVO Institute in Vilna. These materials include Steinberg’s writings, personal correspondence, clippings, journals, meeting announcements, and some photographs. These materials relate mainly to Steinberg’s work with the Freeland League and plans for the large-scale settlement of Jews in various places around the world.
Papers of Philip Friedman (1901-1960)
This collection contains the personal and professional papers of historian and bibliographer Philip Friedman. These materials include correspondence with individuals and with organizations, newspaper clippings, subject files, manuscripts of works by Friedman and by others, and some of Friedman’s personal documents. These materials relate to Friedman’s work on the histories of various Jewish communities, particularly those in Poland, and his work gathering source documents about the Holocaust.
Papers of Vladimir Heifetz
Born in Chashnik, Vitebsk Gubernya (now part of Belarus) on March 28, 1893, Vladmir Heifetz emigrated to the USA in 1922. He died on May 3, 1970 in the middle of a concert at the Suffolk Jewish Center in Deer Park, L.I. The papers include correspondence, manuscripts, and publications by Heifetz, and publications by other composers of art, folk, and liturgical music. There are also some choral arrangements, song compilations, programs of concerts, and photographs. The collection contains both published and unpublished works, by Heifetz and by others. The bulk of the collection is devoted to his career and activities in the USA, with a few materials pertaining to his activities in Russia.
Records of HIAS-HICEM Main Office in Europe
This collection, which is a sub-group of RG 245 HIAS, includes the records of the main HICEM office in Europe prior to and during World War II. There are also some records from the post-war period relating to the dissolution of HICEM, HIAS’s taking over of HICEM’s operations and HIAS’s work with displaced persons.
Records of the Jewish Community of Salonika, Greece
Almost all of the materials in this collection pertain to the period between the fire of 1917 and the beginning of the German occupation of Salonika in 1941. The materials are arranged and divided into series to reflect both the chronological development and the structure and functioning of a wide cross-section of the Jewish community and its bureaucracy. The materials include metrical records of the Jewish population, most significantly three volumes from the 1917 census of the Jewish community (Series I), records of the Beit Din (Series II), financial records and correspondence of the communal council (Series III and IV), correspondence pertaining to the production and distribution of matzah (Series V), correspondence related to housing and the administration of Jewish neighborhoods (Series VI), records and correspondence of the commission of education (Series VII), records of the Salonika-Palestine company (Series VIII), records of the Banque Union (Series IX), printed materials from Salonika (Series X), and miscellaneous documents and printed materials from World War II on (Series XI).
Spanish Civil War Collection
This collection contains correspondence, pamphlets, periodicals, newspapers, press releases, writings, clippings, brochures, fliers, and posters from the era of the Spanish Civil War, and later, documenting American and international fund-raising for humanitarian relief of Republican Spain; American and international public opinion about the war; the participation of Jews in the International Brigades; and reminiscences and commemorations of the war and, particularly, of the International Brigades, in later years. A portion of the material on relief work pertains to trade union activities, as documented in papers of Charles S. Zimmerman, of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, in his capacity as leader of Trade Union Relief for Spain, in New York City. Other organizations represented include the Medical Bureau and North American Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy; the Spanish Information Bureau in New York; the Friends of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade; and the Israeli branch of the association of volunteers in the International Brigades. There are also autobiographical manuscripts by Benjamin Lubelski and Sigmund Stein, who participated in the International Brigades; and contemporary publications in a variety of languages, including publications of the anarchist-leaning Spanish trade union confederations CNT-FAI.
- Correspondence 10
- Clippings (information artifacts) 9
- Financial records 6
- Manuscripts (documents) 6
- Minutes (administrative records) 6
- New York (N.Y.) 6
- Administrative reports 5
- Holocaust survivors 5
- Photographs 5
- Austria 4
- Emigration and immigration 4
- Germany 4
- Israel 4
- Jewish refugees 4
- Official documents 4
- Refugee camps 4
- Civil rights 3
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) 3
- Italy 3
- Memorandums 3 + ∧ less
- German 15
- French 14
- Yiddish 14
- Hebrew 10
- Russian 9
- Polish 8
- Spanish; Castilian 8
- Czech 4
- Dutch; Flemish 4
- Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan 4
- Swedish 4
- Hungarian 3
- Chinese 2
- Croatian 2
- Portuguese 2
- Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE); Imperial Aramaic (700-300 BCE) 1
- Catalan; Valencian 1
- Danish 1 + ∧ less
- YIVO Archives 9
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 4
- World ORT Union 3
- American Jewish Committee 2
- American Jewish Congress 2
- Cahan, Abraham, 1860-1951 2
- International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union 2
- International Refugee Organization 2
- National Community Relations Advisory Council (U.S.) 2
- Organizzazione del prefughi ebrei in Italia 2
- Partīi︠a︡ sot︠s︡īalistov-revoli︠u︡t︠s︡īonerov 2
- United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration 2
- "Bund"-arkhiṿ fun der Yidisher arbeṭer-baṿegung o.n. fun Frants Ḳursḳi 1
- Abramovitch, Raphael R., 1880-1963 1
- Allgemeyner Idisher arbayṭerbund in Liṭa, Poylen un Rusland 1
- Alter, Leon, 1880-1963 1
- American Civil Liberties Union 1
- American ORT Federation 1
- Anti-defamation League 1
- Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957 1 + ∧ less