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Aaron Lopez Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-11
Abstract

Aaron Lopez (1731-1782) was a member of the Converso (converted) community of Portugal. In order to freely practice Judaism, he and his family left Portugal and relocated to British North America, settling in Newport, Rhode Island and later, Massachusetts. He began a successful mercantile business and eventually became a key supplier of the American revolutionary forces.

The collection contains numerous shipping records along with correspondence and accounts with merchants, mercantile families, and firms including Henry Lloyd of Boston, Henry Cruger of Bristol, George Hayley of London, William Stead of Sheffield and New Bedford whaler Joseph Rotch. The collection contains manifests, mercantile accounts, notations, correspondence and inventories of estates for several of the children of Aaron Lopez.

Dates: 1752-1994, 1846, 1852, 1953

Albert Bamberger Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25405
Abstract

This collection primarily consists of letters written to Albert Bamberger from his parents and brother between 1938 and 1941. His mother was able to acquire an affidavit of support for one family member to immigrate to the United States from Germany, in 1938; Albert was chosen and settled in Baltimore. The letters mostly concern the (ultimately failed) emigration attempts of Bamberger's parents and brother. The collection also contains other correspondence as well as materials reflecting Bamberger's efforts to secure his family's immigration into the United States.

Dates: 1938-1947; Majority of material found within 1938-1941

Albert Einstein Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 136 / MF 549
Abstract

This collection contains letters and notes by Albert Einstein, as well as photographs, clippings, items commemorating Einstein, the Einstein family tree, and autographs. The collection also includes a guest book from 1929 from Einstein's house in Caputh with entries made by guests who visited the house.

Dates: 1700s-1998; Majority of material found within 1879-1998

Alfred Karger Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25330
Abstract

This collection holds materials relating to the life and work of Alfred Karger, a German lawyer who immigrated to Ecuador in 1941. In addition to biographical materials this collection also contains some of Alfred Karger's writings, mainly published articles, and correspondence with different individuals and organizations, related to various topics between 1945 and 1968.

Dates: 1932-2003; Majority of material found within 1932-1968

Alfred Lichtenstein Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25284
Abstract

This collection documents the life and work of the flute player Alfred Lichtenstein. Contained in this collection are papers relating to his professional life, including recordings, programs, photographs, flyers, and clippings concerning his public performances, and also an extensive amount of music scores used by him. His personal life is reflected in personal correspondence, including letters exchanged with other family members and photographs as well as identification and immigration papers. Some papers of his family members, including his wives, daughter, and father, will also be found here as well as restitution correspondence.

Dates: 1874-2004; Majority of material found within 1940-1975

Alfred Schutz Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25500
Abstract

This collection comprises the family papers of the social scientist Alfred Schutz and his family members, including his wife, parents and daughter. The majority of the collection consists of correspondence, especially concerning family members' immigration. Aside from correspondence, the collection holds official, travel and identification papers and vital records, the creative writing of Alfred Schutz and other family members, and a small amount of material on restitution and genealogy.

Dates: 1868-2005; Majority of material found within 1935-1959

Alfred Werner Collection

 Collection
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

Alicia Latzer Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25471
Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, vital records, and other materials pertaining to restitution claims against Austria by Alicia Latzer on behalf of herself, her sister, Renata Latzer de Davids, aka Renée Latzer, and their parents Aladár and Elsa Latzer. Also included are Hungarian land ownership records and Spanish translations of various vital documents. It also contains a small amount of personal material, and genealogical materials about the descendents of Moses Latzer (1810-1905) and Albert Löwy (1836-1902).

Dates: 1868-2008

Alten Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7198
Abstract

This collection contains materials about Kurt Alten, his parents Emil Aron and Selma Aron-Alten, and the family of his sister, Elli Loewenthal. The bulk consists of restitution files for Kurt Alten and Selma Aron-Alten. Other materials include documents about Kurt Alten and his family. Most of these are of an administrative or official nature. There are also documents about Alten's extended family and some genealogical information about the Aron and Cohn families. There is little personal material in this collection.

Dates: 1882-1968; Majority of material found within 1943-1967

American Federation of Jews from Central Europe Collection: Meetings, Correspondence, By-Laws

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25936
Abstract

The American Federation of Jews from Central Europe Collection consists of the Federation’s office files. This includes professional correspondence, by-laws, materials related to meetings and lectures, newspaper clippings, photographs, meeting minutes, reports, speeches, drafts, financial records, legal documents and forms, materials related to immigration and naturalization, newsletters and circulars, membership records, personnel files, restitution materials, oral history transcripts, and items of various related organizations and synagogues. There are also some personal documents sent to the AFJCE by members of the public.

Dates: 1916-1918, 1928-1988; Majority of material found within 1940s-1970s

American Jewish Committee - Office of Jewish War Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-9
Abstract

This collection consists of the American Jewish Committee's project to document Jewish participation in the United States Armed Forces during World War I. The bulk of the material consists of questionnaires the AJC sent to servicemen to determine Jewish identity, which contain information on personal identification and details of military service. Responses to the questionnaire come from both Jews and non-Jews. In addition, the collection contains office papers concerning the project and a ledger of manuscripts documenting the distribution of records collected by the Office of Jewish War Records, as well as lists Jews who died or were given military honors.

Dates: undated, 1918-1921, 1962

American Jewish Historical Society; Pre-1851, Post-1850, and Miscellaneous Newspapers, Collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-531; I-531A; I-531B
Abstract

This collection contains newspapers designated as Pre-1851 (I-531), Post-1850 (I-531A) and Miscellaneous (I-531B) Newspaper Collections. The newspapers are primarily from cities within the United States with some from world locales such as London, Grenada, Barbados, Curacao, Mexico, Montreal and Toronto. A few newspapers are from the Jewish press, though the greater majority of newspapers are not Jewish in origin but contain articles, references, advertisements, or other printed matter regarding Jews. The collection has a downloadable article index that can be used to pinpoint material in the first portion of the collection (Pre-1851) designated as I-531.

Dates: undated, 1760-1948; Majority of material found within 1800-1899

American Jewish Historical Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-1
Abstract

The records of the American Jewish Historical Society, the oldest national ethnic historical organization in the United States, include correspondence of officers and staff as well as inter-office memos, multiple versions of the constitution and by-laws of the society, meeting minutes of administrative branches and committees, membership and financial records, reports, exhibit materials, records relating to the society’s library and archival holdings, press releases and newspaper clippings, and publications and newsletters created by the society. There are also materials from various programs, such as meetings and conferences, tours, lectures, awards and dinners, films, and educational programs.

Dates: 1883-2003; Majority of material found within 1892-2000

Antisemitic Literature Collection

 File
Identifier: P-701
Abstract

The Anti-Semitic Literature Collection documents journalistic source materials (newspapers, newsletters, and illustrations) regarding views of anti-Semitism in the United States during the 20th-century. A few items from the 19th-century are included, particularly illustrations from Puck, Vanity Fair, and The Judge. Items are from various periodicals (i.e., The Dearborn Independent, Common Sense, The Crusader, The White American), organizations (i.e., American Nazi Party, the Christian Educational Association, and the White Party of America), and by many different authors (i.e., Father C.E. Coughlin, Benjamin Freedman, Otto H.F. Vollbehr). Additionally, this collection contains responses by American organizations to American and European anti-Semitism as well as documentation on the reaction of anti-Semitism in Canada.

Dates: undated, 1869-1993, 2017

Anton Finkelstein Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25536
Abstract

The Anton Finkelstein Collection documents some of the written work of Anton Finkelstein in philosophy, politics and literature. It contains unpublished manuscripts on assorted topics within these fields as well as his discussions via correspondence with Hanns Fischer. A few letters by others and typescripts by Fischer are also included.

Dates: 1923-1965; Majority of material found within 1943-1956

Arthur and Herta Neustadt Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4593
Abstract

This collection documents the lives of furniture dealer Arthur Neustadt, his wife Hertha Neustadt, and their families, in Danzig, Dortmund, and New York. It includes personal documents, correspondence, and photographs.

Dates: circa 1895-1978

Arthur Prinz Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 5103 / MF 681
Abstract

This collection documents the life and work of the economist Arthur Prinz. It is comprised of correspondence, documents, diaries, clippings, research notes, index cards, and books and offprints. Information on various topics, especially immigration and emigration during the 1930s, Jews and the German economy, and Marxist economics will also be found here.

Dates: 1908-1982

Augusta Ellis Johnson, papers

 Collection — Box: CB-P2, Folder: P-98
Identifier: P-98
Abstract

Contains the correspondence between Mrs. Augusta Ellis Johnson, a Jewish American citizen living in Lima, Peru, and General Alvin P. Horey, United States Minister to Peru. In this correspondence, Ellis Johnson asks Gen. Horey for help securing the release of her 14 year old son, Joseph who was forcibly baptized on October 27, 1868 by Dr. Jose Jesus Aylbon--curat of St. Marcelo--and abducted by the Spanish friars of the Convent of the Descalzos. The dispensation of the incident is not known.

Dates: 1869

Bär-Oppenheimer Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7044 / MF 739
Abstract

This collection holds the papers of members of the Bär and Oppenheimer families from Bruchsal, Germany. It documents the history of the two families as well as the Bär leather distribution company and Oppenheimer woolens factory. Included in this collection are business and personal correspondence, personal papers, financial records, family trees and a few newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1841-1981; Majority of material found within 1926-1958

Bernard G. Richards Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-868
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

Berwin-Neisser Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25895
Abstract

This collection contains papers related to the lives of individuals belonging to the Berwin and Neisser families. The papers include documents related to the business operations of the Guttman company. as well as documents related to the emigration of the Berwin and Neisser families to Israel and the United States. The materials include correspondence; official documents; newspaper clippings; publications; and photographs.

Dates: 1890-2011; Majority of material found within 1938-1969

Blum Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25132
Abstract

This collection primarily includes documents related to the Blum family’s immigration to the United States from Vienna, Austria. The materials include correspondence, passports, emigration records, a marriage certificate, a U.S. Army Safe Conduct pass, identity cards, employment records, school report cards, and university enrollment records.

Dates: 1913-1965; Majority of material found within 1938-1947

Board of Delegates of American Israelites Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-2
Abstract

The Records of the Board of Delegates of American Israelites (1859-1878) documents the life cycle of the Board of Delegates, a Jewish civil rights organization located in New York City. The Board served in a two-fold function: acting as a central organization for American Jews and working on behalf of Jews abroad. To the latter end, the Delegates collaborated with the Committee of Deputies of British Jews and the French Alliance Israélite Universelle to provide for the relief and aid, civil, and religious rights of Jews throughout the Americas, Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, particularly Romania, Ottoman Palestine including Jerusalem, and Morocco.

In the U.S., the Delegates were partially responsible for the appointment of the first Jewish Military Chaplain and surveyed member synagogues concerning the history and size of their congregation, the first organization to systematically record this type of information in the States. The Delegates merged with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC) in 1878 and dissolved in 1925. Correspondents include Adolph Crémieux, Sir Moses Montefiore, Benjamin Franklin Peixotto, Isaacs S. Myer, the Rev. Dr. Arnold Fischel, and Maj. General Benjamin Butler. Documents include correspondence, minutes, committee reports, memorials, announcements, surveys, some printed material including clippings, and a 1932 Rabbinical thesis on the Delegates by Allan Tarshish.

Dates: 1859-1881, 1887, 1932

Bruno Weil Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7108 / MF 516
Abstract

This collection includes historical and genealogical information about the Weil family. Also included is correspondence regarding Bruno Weil's restitution case as well as the organization of Nazi persecution victims. World War I diaries and manuscripts of books written by Weil are also part of the collection.

Dates: 1854-1972

Carola Levy Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 257
Abstract

The Carola Levy Collection holds the papers of Carola Levy Kaufmann as well as of the Levy and Feldheim families and related families. The collection consists of correspondence, article manuscripts, copies of family members' documents and newspaper clippings, and a friendship book.

Dates: 1823-1978; Majority of material found in 1840-1890, 1965-1975

CENTRA Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LBIJER 1016
Abstract

The Collection contains correspondence of CENTRA, the Council of Jews from Germany, the Irgun Olej Merkaz Europa, the Leo Baeck Institute in Jerusalem, and others. Topics include the Spanish translations of LBI publications and the collaboration of the Council of Jews from Germany with CENTRA. Mentioned is the possibility of establishing a permanent representation of the Leo Baeck Institute in Buenos Aires. A point of concern is the preservation of the German-Jewish heritage in Latin American congregations and organizations of CENTRA. Included are various materials on CENTRA's congresses as well as completed questionnaires about the German-Jewish communities and institutions in South America.

Dates: 1958-1971

Constantin Brunner Collection

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1866-2010

Council of Jews from Germany Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 5890
Abstract

This collection contains the records of the Council of Jews from Germany (Council for the Protection of the Rights and Interests of Jews from Germany). It represents the interests of former German Jews in matters of restitution and indemnification, legislation, contacts with successor organizations for heirless Jewish property in West Germany, and social work activities, and was a founding member of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany (the Claims Conference). The records primarily range from the 1950s to the 1970s, and include correspondence concerning all aspects of restitution, particularly with the Claims Conference, internal minutes and other administrative and financial documents, and a small amount of cultural material.

Dates: 1936-1994; Majority of material found within 1950-1977

Records of the Curaçao Jewish Community Collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-112
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

David Baumgardt Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 797 / MF 553
Abstract

The collection contains extensive correspondence of Baumgardt including letters from the front to his family during World War I, and correspondence with Conrad Aiken, Hannah Arendt, Julius Bab, Bertha Badt-Strauss, Leo Baeck, Isaiah Berlin, Walter Benjamin, Hugo Bergmann, Kurt Blumenfeld, Ilse Blumenthal-Weiss, Martin Buber, John Dewey, Dora Edinger, Albert Einstein, Ismar Elbogen, Elisabeth Foerster-Nietzsche, Felix Frankfurter, Sigmund Freud, Georg Heym, Salomo Friedlaender (Mynona), Max Gruenewald, Hermann Hesse (including photos, watercolors, autographed poems), Sidney Hook, Rudolf Kayser, Wolfgang Koehler, Hans Kohn, Georg Landauer, Heinrich Mann, Thomas Mann, Hans Margolius, Reinhold Niebuhr, Erwin Panofsky, Jacob Picard, Kurt Pinthus, Joachim Prinz, Hyman Rickover, Eleanor Roosevelt, Arthur Schlesinger, Hans Joachim Schoeps, Gershom Scholem, Toni Sender, Ernst Simon, Chaim Weizmann, Beatrice Webb, Robert Weltsch, and Arnold Zweig.

Also included are manuscripts, articles, lectures, and offprints by and about Baumgardt on philosophy, ethics, religion, literature, politics, and other subjects; transcripts of conversations with Einstein and Freud.

Correspondence and reviews about publication of Horizons of a Philosopher (the Festschrift for David Baumgardt).

Letters, notes, and manuscripts by Dorothy Canfield Fischer.

Photos of Baumgardt's family and friends.

Organizational records of the Zionist youth group Ha-Poel Ha-Zair, including minutes of the central council of the organization in Berlin and letters from Georg Landauer, Eugen Taeubler and Robert Weltsch, 1919-1921.

[AV collection (records)] Interview with Voice of America, February 23, 1955 ( 1 record)

[OS 80] Article "Erwachen der Romantik" (1930) (copy in Box 16, Folder 16); page from the Juedische Rundschau with notes by Baumgardt (copy in Box 18, Folder 19); speech "Jeremy Bentham, an Englishman, to the Citizens of the Several American United States, London 1817" (copy in Box 24, Folder 2)

[R 12] Sigmund Freud Autographs (copies in file).

Dates: 1800-1983

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