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Vilna Territorial Collection
Vivian White Soboleski papers
Collection consists of papers pertaining to Vivian White Soboleski and the White family, including: Vivian White Flaxer's divorce papers; copies of Vivian White Soboleski and her second husband Jospeh Soboleski's last will and testament; Vivian White Soboleski's Russian emigration papers; and Vivian White Soboleski's father's, Philip White (1865-1926), who immigrated from London in 1892, New Hampshire citizenship declaration.
Also included are Vivian's brother, Abraham White's (1888-1971) US citizenship papers; birth certificate; death records; his World War I promotion, recommendations, and discharge papers; and two copies of his "So We May Not Forget" journal regarding his time in the World War I Air Service 1st Squadron, 1st Provisional Regiment.
Materials relating to Vivian's sister, Leah White Horwitz, include: report cards; class promotion information; photographs from her time Radcliffe College; and an extensive file on her son, Henry M. Horwitz, who was killed in World War II. Regarding Henry M. Horwitz, the collection includes his high school and college commencement programs, V-mail letters, the telegram reporting "missing in action," a photograph of his French gravesite, and eulogies.
White family histories and a family tree, written by Vivian White Soboleski, consists of information on the above family members as well as her cousins.
Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry Records
The collection contains records of the Washington Committee for Soviet Jewry, a grassroots volunteer membership organization that was founded in 1968 and existed until 2001. The organization was renamed the Greater Washington Committee for Post-Soviet Jewry after the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991. The Committee worked to raise awareness of the plight of Soviet Jewry in the United States and supported Jewish communities on the U.S.S.R. territories, during the rule of the Soviet regime and after its collapse. The records cover the period from the mid-1960s through 2001, and the bulk of the collection is dated 1970s-1980s. The documents include correspondence, memoranda, publications, news clippings, photographs, slides, ephemera, audio and video recordings and 3-D objects. Originally the collection was titled Papers of Carolyn W. Sanger, *P-870 by the name of the Committee's last president.
Werner Frank Genealogical Research Collection
This collection consists primarily of the research material underlying Werner Frank's genealogical work, "Legacy: the saga of a German-Jewish German family across time and circumstance" (2003, Avotaynu Foundation). It contains correspondence with distant relatives and genealogical researchers, copies of archival documents, and family trees relating to the following German-Jewish families from Baden: Frank, Regensburger, Heinsheimer, Oppenheimer, Furth, Wimpfheimer, Eppinger, Ottenheimer, Wolf (paternal) and Weingartner, Gutmann, Herz, Blum, Geismar, Auerbach, Auerbacher, Uffenheimer, Günzberger, Weil (maternal).
Werner Weinberg Collection
This collection documents the personal lives of Werner Weinberg’s immediate family and his in-laws, Hans and Rosa Halberstadt, as well Weinberg’s efforts to preserve the memory of the German Jews and the Jews of his hometown Rheda in particular as well as a limited amount of materials documenting his professional activities as a writer.
William Korey, papers
William Korey Papers document life and works of a prominent human rights expert who played a leadership role in the American Soviet Jewry movement. Dr. Korey served as a regional director of Anti-Defamation League and later as a founding director of B'nai Brith International's U.N. office which worked on the problem of discrimination faced by the Jews in the Soviet Union. Dr. Korey was deeply involved in the processes pivotal to the success of the Sovet Jewry movement, such as the defense of the Helsinki Accords and the adoption of the Jackson-Vanik amendment. Parallel to his work on behalf of Soviet Jewry Dr. Korey participated in the efforts to realize the U.S. ratification of the genocide treaty that eventually came to fruition in 1988. William Korey authored hundreds of articles and essays and a number of books on the subjects related to the Jews in the Soviet Union. He taught at the Long Island University, City College of New York, Columbia University, Brooklyn College and several other major universities. The William Korey papers include materials from the late 1940s through 2010, and the bulk of the collection is dated 1970s-1990s. The documents include manuscripts, correspondence, notes, publications, news clippings, photographs and a data CD.
Wladimir G. Eliasberg Collection
The Wladimir G. Eliasberg Collection documents the lives of the members of the Eliasberg family and to a lesser extent professional activities of Wladimir Eliasberg. The collection consists of personal correspondence, writings, vital and professional documents, and printed materials.
YIVO Folksong Project
This collection consists of an estimated 320 hours of 2,000 folksongs and oral histories from 75 informants who participated in the YIVO Folksong Project directed by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (BKG) from 1973-1975, under the auspices of YIVO. This collection is a one-of-a-kind, large-scale gathering of oral histories centered around traditional Yiddish music.
YIVO - Vilna Administration Records
Record Group 1.1, the primary collection of records from the period when YIVO was headquartered in Vilna, reflects the wide range of activities YIVO engaged in from 1925-1941. Founded as an institute for the study of Yiddish speaking Jewry, YIVO grew to become a research institute, library, archive, and graduate program in one. The collection consists primarily of administrative material such as correspondence, financial records, minutes, reports, lists, and newspaper clippings, as well as essays and publications of the Aspirantur, Division of Youth Research, and the Economic-Statistical, Psychological-Pedagogical, and Philological sections. It incorporates material generated by the Vilna office, satellite offices in Berlin, Warsaw, and New York, and by supporters and collectors throughout Poland, Europe, and indeed the world.
- Language: Russian X
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 104
- American Jewish Historical Society 65
- Leo Baeck Institute 48
- Center for Jewish History 1
- American Sephardi Federation 1
- Correspondence 156
- Clippings (information artifacts) 109
- Photographs 87
- Manuscripts (documents) 59
- New York (N.Y.) 54
- Emigration and immigration 50
- Minutes (administrative records) 48
- Antisemitism 44
- United States 39
- Memorandums 37
- Soviet Union 36
- Reports 33
- Jews, Soviet 32
- Official documents 32
- Refuseniks 31
- Russia 31
- Human rights 30
- Israel 28
- Newsletters 28
- Germany 26 + ∧ less
- English 175
- German 146
- Yiddish 132
- Hebrew 126
- French 100
- Polish 84
- Spanish; Castilian 37
- Italian 25
- Dutch; Flemish 23
- Ukrainian 18
- Czech 15
- Lithuanian 15
- Hungarian 13
- Swedish 12
- Chinese 9
- Portuguese 9
- Arabic 7
- Danish 7
- Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan 6 + ∧ less
- YIVO Archives 35
- Shcharansky, Anatoly 17
- Union of Councils for Soviet Jews 17
- National Conference on Soviet Jewry (U.S.) 14
- Nudel, Ida 14
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 12
- American Jewish Congress 10
- Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry 10
- An-Ski, S., 1863-1920 8
- Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989 8
- Allgemeyner Idisher arbayṭerbund in Liṭa, Poylen un Rusland 7
- Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957 7
- Cherikover, I. M., 1881-1943 7
- Rejzen, Zalman, 1887-1941 7
- Weinreich, Max, 1894-1969 7
- Yidisher ṿisnshafṭlekher insṭiṭuṭ 7
- Begun, Yosif, 1932- 6
- Leivick, H., 1888-1962 6
- Zhitlowsky, Chaim, 1865-1943 6
- American Bar Association 5 + ∧ less