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This collection of mainly anti-Semitic material was compiled by a Jewish librarian of German descent who infiltrated the pro-Nazi community developing in New York City in the years leading up to World War II. The bulk of the collection consists of publications and printed matter, with the notable exception of narrative reports that describe first-hand experiences and observations of Nazi-affiliated events. Document types include advertisements, event announcements, books, clippings, correspondence, magazines and newspapers, travel guides, political memorabilia, and other print ephemera.
Contains the memoirs and scrapbooks of Bluestone, concerning his numerous communal activities, especially those in the Zionist movement. A description of the collection was published by Hyman B. Grinstein in Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, no. 35 (1939), and a detailed inventory was prepared by Harry Bluestone (n.d.).
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.
This collection contains the personal and professional papers of rabbi, Hebrew scholar, author, and editor Israel Elfenbein. These materials include correspondence with and relating to congregations, Hebrew periodicals, organizations, Elfenbein’s writings, personal correspondence, sermons, clippings, and manuscripts by Elfenbein and by other writers.
This collection contains the personal and professional papers of William Edlin, editor of The Day and a prominent Socialist. It includes correspondence with individuals and with organizations, newspaper clippings, manuscripts of works by Edlin and by others as well as translations done by Edlin, and some of Edlin’s personal documents. These materials relate to Edlin’s involvement with The Day, with the Socialist Party, the Workmen’s Circle, various labor and Zionist organizations, literary clubs and activities, and with music, art and drama.
This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Shad Polier, including legal files from cases with which Polier was involved, particularly those concerning adoptions and civil liberties, articles and speeches by Polier, correspondence, and materials from several of the organizations with which Polier was affiliated, including the American Jewish Congress, the World Jewish Congress and the NAACP. These materials reflect his widespread participation with the civil liberties movement, equal rights and anti-discrimination law.
The collection has been arranged according to the following broad subject areas: personal affairs; speeches, sermons, and articles, both manuscript and published; the Free Synagogue in New York City; the Jewish Institute of Religion; American Jewish affairs; relations between the Jewish and non-Jewish communities; New York City affairs; United States affairs; the press (both Jewish and non-Jewish); world affairs; the American Jewish Congress and World Jewish Congress; refugees; Zionism; Palestine and Israel; arts and letters; and individual corrspondence of a general nature.
- American Jewish Historical Society 3
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 3
- Leo Baeck Institute 1
- Clippings (information artifacts) 6
- Correspondence 6
- New York (N.Y.) 6
- Photographs 6
- Zionism 5
- Manuscripts (documents) 4
- Civil rights 3
- Financial records 3
- Antisemitism -- United States 2
- Books 2
- Israel 2
- Minutes (administrative records) 2
- Newspapers 2
- Programs (documents) 2
- Administrative reports 1
- Adoption -- United States 1
- Advertisements 1
- African Americans -- Relations with Jews 1
- Announcements 1
- Anti-Nazi movement 1 + ∧ less
- French 5
- German 4
- Italian 2
- Russian 2
- Spanish; Castilian 2
- Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel), 1874-1949 4
- World Jewish Congress 3
- YIVO Archives 3
- Barondess, Joseph, 1867-1928 2
- Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965 2
- Gottheil, Richard J. H. (Richard James Horatio), 1862-1936 2
- Polier, Shad, 1906-1976 2
- Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 2
- Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (New York, N.Y.) 2
- Weizmann, Chaim, 1874-1952 2
- American ORT Federation 1
- Bar-Ilan, Meir, 1880-1949 1
- Ben-Gurion, David, 1886-1973 1
- Bernstein, Herman, 1876-1935 1
- Beth Israel Medical Center (New York, N.Y.) 1
- Bluestone family 1
- Bluestone, Joseph Isaac, 1860-1934 1
- Bnai Zion (Organization) 1
- Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941 1 + ∧ less