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Mozyrer Aid Society Records

Identifier: RG 2074
Scope and Contents

Documents of the aid society from Moyzr, Belarus.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1900-1909; 1968

Music (Vilna Archives)

Identifier: RG 7

The Music (Vilna Archives) collection comprises the music manuscripts of the Esther Rachel Kaminska Museum. This includes the instrument parts of various operettas, folk songs, and musical plays.

The Esther Rachel Kaminska Museum was established after the death of the artist in 1928 by her son-in-law Sigmund Turkow, and her daughter,Ida Kaminsky. Originally housed in the apartment of the deceasd in Warsaw, the Museum was transferred to the YIVO Institute in Vilna in 1927. In addition to the archives of the Kaminsky family, the Museum was augmented by music accessions of producer-playwright Nokhem Lipovsky, producer-director Elieser and Zina Rappel, and later by Norbert Glimer, M.L. Genfer, and others.

Dates: 1892-1938

Nadelmann and Wolff Families Collection

Identifier: AR 25667

The Nadelmann and Wolff Families Collection provides documentation about members of the Nadelmann, Wolff, Lewinsohn, and Kann families, including details on their professions, early lives, the towns from which family members derived, and including details on the emigration and deportation of family members. The collection consists of family correspondence, photographs, genealogical research, and research on family members' hometowns.

Dates: 1809-2016

National Conference on Soviet Jewry Records

Identifier: I-181 and I-181A

This collection contains the records of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry, the largest and most influential American Jewish organization created to coordinate efforts on behalf of Soviet Jewry; the NCSJ containes its work today, under the name, the National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry (NCSEJ).

The bulk of the collection covers the NCSJ's activities from the early 1970s, through late 1980s. It includes meetings minutes, memoranda, correspondence, newsletters and publications of the NCSJ and its precursor organizations (primarily the American Jewish Committee on Soviet Jewry, 1964-1971), and the individual files maintained on Refusenik, prisoners of conscience, and Jewish émigrés.


The collection also includes a considerable number of reports from the visits to the USSR by Soviet Jewry Movement activists and other. A significant part of the collection is represented by the audio recordings that include 13-minute programs on the WEVD Radio dedicated to Soviet Jewry topics and recordings of phone conversations with Refuseniks. There is also a considerable number of photographs, posters and publications, several film strips and VHS tapes.

Dates: undated, 1949, 1954, 1956, 1958-1993

Nison Lofman Papers

Identifier: RG 2193
Scope and Contents

The papers of Nison Lofman, which primarily contain family photographs, letters, and legal documents that trace Lofman’s life in Poland and New York City, as well as the life of his son Jacob Lofman as a photographer in New York City. Nison Lofman served as a Rabbi and religious instructor at various New York City educational institutions, including the Workmen’s Circle Shul in Brownsville and the Convalescent Home of Washington Heights. The collection houses two copies of the ketuba that sanctified Nison Lofman’s marriage to Rachel Lofman in 1902 or 1903. Languages of family correspondence, captions on family photographs, and legal documents include English, German, Polish, French, Yiddish, and Russian.

Dates: 1878 - 1988

Nodar Djindjikhashvili Collection

Identifier: RG 1218
Scope and Contents

Slides of photographs of Jewish life and sites taken by Djindjikhashvili and artist Albert Ben-Zion (Tsitsiashvili) on a tour of the Soviet Union in 1978 and 1979. Localities represented in the collection include: Krasnaya Sloboda, Makhachkala, Taskhent, Derbent, Baku, Bukhara, Kiev, Novorossiisk, Kishinev, Chufut-Kale, Vilnius, Kaunas, Minsk, Berdichev, Vitebsk, Moscow (synagogues), Riga, Leningrad, Vinnitsa, Babi Yar, Zhitomir, Odessa, Samarkand, Sachkhere, Poti, Sukhumi, Vani, Kutaisi, Kareli, Gori, Tbilisi (Ashkenazic synagogue, Jewish Quarter, Central Synagogue).

Dates: 1978 - 1979

Nothmann Family Collection

Identifier: AR 10492

This collection consists of documents of the Nothmann family, including personal correspondence and official documents, such as passports and certificates. A lot of the material is about or from the time of the Nazi persecution.

Dates: 1892-1951; Majority of material found within 1938-1948

Office of the Military Government for Germany (United States); Restituion Claims

Identifier: AR 6304

This collection consists of restitution claims submitted to OMGUS, the Office of the Military Government for Germany (United States), which administered the United States occupation zone and the U.S. Berlin sector during the Allied occupation of Germany after World War II. Restitution claims routinely originated with the Military Mission that represented the county from which property was looted, stolen or destroyed under German occupation during World War II. These cases were forwarded to OMGUS for investigation and resolution.

Dates: 1946 - 1950; Majority of material found in 1948

Omar Oscar Marcus Collection

Identifier: AR 5650 / MF 882

This collection documents the work and life of the press photographer Omar Oscar Marcus. The bulk of the records are his personal correspondence with his family and his published articles and pictures. Also included are clippings of his published photographs as well as typed written texts and original photographs, negatives and slides.

Dates: 1925-1996

ORT Photograph Collection

Identifier: RG 380

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.

Dates: 1904-1972; Majority of material found within 1920-1960

Ossip Dymow Papers

Identifier: RG 469
Scope and Contents

Manuscripts of plays, sketches, radio dramas, stories, articles and autobiographical writings in Russian, Yiddish, English, and German. Family correspondence. Clippings by and about Dymow. Theater programs, contract.

Dates: 1900 - 1958

Pamela B. Cohen Papers

Identifier: P-897

Pamela B. Cohen Papers document activities of the prominent activist of the American Soviet Jewry Movement. Pamela B. Cohen began her activity through the independent grass roots council, Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry (CASJ) and in 1978, served with Marillyn Tallman as co-chair until 1986, when she became the national president of the Washington-based Union of Councils for Soviet Jews (UCSJ). She served in that capacity for 10 years. The Pamela B. Cohen papers include materials from the late 1960s through 2009, and the bulk of the collection is dated 1970s-1980s. The documents include correspondence, notes, memoranda, publications, news clippings, photographs, ephemera, audio and video recordings and 3-D objects.

Dates: undated, 1968-2005, 2007, 2009; Majority of material found within 1978 - 1996

Papers of Abbo Ostrowsky

Identifier: RG 681

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Abbo Ostrowsky, including correspondence with many important figures from the art world, several of whom had been students of Ostrowsky at the Educational Alliance Art School. There is also information about Ostrowsky’s career as an artist, including some original artwork, exhibition catalogues, and photographs. These materials show Ostrowsky’s significant influence on modern Jewish art and on the success of the Educational Alliance as an institution.

Dates: 1897-1976

Papers of Abraham Cahan

Identifier: RG 1139

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.

Dates: 1890-1987; Majority of material found within 1920-1951

Papers of Abraham Charasch

Identifier: RG 86

Abraham Charasch Collection documents Abraham Charasch’s involvement with various Jewish political parties and Jewish student organizations in the Russian Empire and abroad prior to the October Revolution of 1917. Most materials collected here deal with the Union of Eastern Jewish Student Organizations in Western Europe and Zionist Socialist Worker’s Party. Included here is correspondence, by-laws, reports, resolutions, minutes of meetings, declarations, circular letters, lists of delegates to student conferences, memoranda, manuscripts, bibliographies, and applications sent to the Swiss Central Committee for the Return of Political Immigrants.

Dates: 1910-1920

Papers of Abraham Goldfaden (1840-1908)

Identifier: RG 219

This collection contains manuscripts of some of the earliest Yiddish plays, correspondence between playwright, poet, and director Abraham Goldfaden, the father of Yiddish theater, and various actors and writers, as well as some family correspondence, newspaper clippings on Goldfaden and his impact on Yiddish theater, articles by Goldfaden on a variety of topics, and various other theater materials, such as title pages of plays, programs and song sheets. The collection illustrates Goldfaden’s great and ongoing influence on Yiddish theater.

Dates: 1872-1956

Papers of Abraham Liessin (1872-1938)

Identifier: RG 201

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Abraham Liessin, including correspondence with many important literary figures, manuscripts of essays and poems by Liessin from Di Tsukunft(The Future) and from his published works, clippings, receipts, invitations, and other materials relating to Liessin’s family. This collection shows how Di Tsukunft became one of the leading Yiddish literary journsl during hte 25 years of Liessin's editorship.

Dates: 1894-1948

Papers of Andrea Simon

Identifier: RG 2328
Scope and Contents

This collection contains Holocaust-related research materials, predominantly on Volchin and Bronna Góra, from author Andrea Simon.

Dates: 1945 - 2017

Papers of Baron Maurice de Hirsch and William Lowenthal

Identifier: RG 318
Scope and Contents

Papers of Baron Maurice de Hirsch, including personal documents, 1855-1899. Materials relating to Hirsch's contacts with the Russian government on the founding of Jewish schools in Russia, 1887-1889, including correspondence from the Russian Ministry of Education. Reports, correspondence and other materials relating to the JCA project in Argentina, including reports by de Hirsch and Lowenthal. Records of the founding of the JCA, including Hirsch's correspondence with his lawyers, 1894-1900.

Dates: 1855 - 1900

Papers of Bertha (Brokha) Karp (Karpel)

Identifier: RG 1979
Scope and Contents

Family correspondence, diaries, school essays.

Dates: 1907 - 1939

Papers of Carole Fink

Identifier: RG 1911
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials pertaining to French historian March Bloch (1886-1944). The collection consists of Bloch's writings, photographs, correspondence, bibliographies, research notes, souvenirs, and research materials. There are also rememberance interviews about Bloch.

Dates: 1816 - 1983

Papers of Chaim Grade and Inna Hecker Grade

Identifier: RG 1952

This collection contains manuscripts of novels, short stories, poems, essays, lectures, speeches, translations, and other writings, correspondence, photographs, and personal documents and materials of Yiddish writer Chaim Grade and his wife Inna Hecker Grade. The collection helps to illustrate Grade’s literary development and impact on Yiddish literature over time, from his earliest poetic works written in Vilna and the Soviet Union, to his prolific and accomplished prose work composed mainly in the United States. The collection illuminates Inna Grade's intellectual and academic prowess, as well as the integral role that she played in the editorial and logistical aspects of Grade's literary output.

Dates: 1910s-2010; Majority of material found in 1940s-2000s

Papers of Chaim Zhitlowsky

Identifier: RG 208

This collection contains correspondence between Chaim Zhitlowsky and many important political figures and organizations, as well as manuscripts and other writings, some written by Zhitlowsky and some written by others. There are also notes and other materials from speeches and lectures that Zhitlowsky gave, financial documents, articles written about Zhitlowsky, newspaper clippings of articles by Zhitlowsky, materials from celebrations held in Zhitlowsky’s honor, photographs, excerpts from his works, and various other assorted items. These materials serve to illustrate both Zhitlowsky’s importance in the Yiddish and Russian literary field and his deep involvement in the American and Russian-Jewish Socialist, Territorialist and Diaspora Nationalism movements.

Dates: 1881-1958; Majority of material found within 1900-1943

Papers of David Pinski (1872-1959)

Identifier: RG 204

This collection contains documents relating to David Pinski’s role as a Yiddish writer, playwright, essayist, translator, editor, literary critic, and author of novels, plays, short stories, essays, and poems. There is personal and professional correspondence, manuscripts of novels, plays, poems, essays, and articles, translations of Pinski’s works into English and Russian, lectures made on various occasions, personal documents and photographs, programs, notes, and newspaper clippings. These materials demonstrate Pinski’s important role in Yiddish drama and literature, Jewish community life and Yiddish cultural institutions.

Dates: 1880-1952, 2005-2011

Papers of Ephim Jeshurin

Identifier: RG 451

The bulk of the collection consists of extensive card bibliographies relating to the personal lives and careers of hundreds of Jewish writers. There are an estimated 300,000 entries in this bibliography. Clippings of biographical articles about Yiddish writers and of literary reviews. Materials (mainly clippings) for a volume on Vilna which Jeshurin edited and published in 1935. Photographs of personalities active in the Workmen's Circle. Correspondence, including Simon Dubnow, Chaim Grade, Mani Leib, Melech Ravitch, Dov Sadan, Abraham Sutzkever, Uriel Weinreich.

Dates: 1900-1960s

Papers of Genrich M. Deitch

Identifier: RG 1331
Scope and Contents

1. Publication-ready manuscript of the guide "Archival Documents on the History of the Jewish People in Russia, XVIII-XX century." The guide consists of: surveys of documents in the fondy of the higher central organs, as well as local branches of the Russian government; list of 400 private papers in 60 repositories; survey of over 1000 individual files (dela) in the RGIA of St. Petersburg. 2. Materials about synagogues in 15 provinces of the Pale of Settlement. 3. Blood Libel-a Bibliography, to 1914. Anonymous manuscript. 4. Unpublished materials about the town Lubavichi. 5. Documents about Lenin's Jewish roots. 6. List of 266 Jewish artisans who were resettled from the Pale to the Caucasus region.

Dates: 1970s-1980s

Papers of George M. Price

Identifier: RG 213
Scope and Contents

The papers relate to Price's work in social medicine and hygiene and include the following: an autobiography of Price; manuscripts by Price in English and Russian relating to social medicine and hygiene; report on a trip to Soviet Russia; clippings from the Buffalo Workers News, 1880s.

Dates: 1880s-1940s

Papers of Grigori Gurevitch

Identifier: RG 88

The Grigori Gurevitch Papers consist of materials pertaining to his involvement with the revolutionary movement in the Russian Empire and abroad. The bulk of the collection consists of Gurevitch’s manuscripts on politics, history of Kiev, anti-Semitism, Russian political immigrants, and Jewish revolutionaries, notes, and drafts and also includes correspondence, small amount of clippings, receipts, two petitions, and a photograph

Dates: 1888, 1901-1928

Papers of Gustave Eisner

Identifier: RG 316
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of:

1. Materials relating to the PPS (Polska Partia Socjalistyczna - Polish Socialist Party), including trial records and proclamations, 1905-1912

2. Proclamations by the Socialist-Zionist Party (SS) and the Bund, 1905 and 1934

3. Correspondence: family (1912-1938) and general (1911-1938, including a number of letters from Yiddish writers)

4. Records pertaining to the activities of various Łódź landsmanshaftn in the U.S.

5. Manuscripts, notes, printed articles, and personal documents of Gustav Eisner

6. Photographs taken in Poland, some during World War I

7. Records of the Gustave Eisner Travel Bureau, 1930s

Dates: 1905 - 1938

Papers of Ilya Dijour

Identifier: RG 589

The collection reflects for the most part Dijour's activities in HIAS, including campaigns to raise funds in Europe. There are also some materials relating to his personal life. Correspondence, manuscripts, financial records, forms, reports, statistical surveys, printed material. Manuscripts of Dijour's memoirs. General HIAS correspondence, 1936-1964. Lectures, reports, correspondence and notes on migration problems. Personal documents including correspondence with Mrs. Dijour.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1910 - 1964

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