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The Howard Lenhoff Papers were generated and accumulated by Howard Lenhoff starting with his involvement with the American Association for Ethiopian Jews (AAEJ) in 1974 and running up until his final preparations for his book, Black Jews, Jews and Other Heroes: How Grassroots Activism Led to the Rescue of the Ethiopian Jews (2007). In addition to chronicling Lenhoff’s participation in AAEJ, the collection documents AAEJ’s relationships with other activists and organizations; Israeli government officials’ responses to AAEJ pressure; requests for help and stories of trauma from the Ethiopian Jews; AAEJ’s extensive publicity efforts; and American Jewish press coverage of the struggles of Ethiopian Jewry. The materials include correspondence, clippings, notes, drafts, photographs, audiocassettes and posters.
This collection consists of an essay describing relations between Sachs's father Alex and Truman, reprints of indexes from the Harry S. Truman Library in Kansas City, as well as hand-written notes from an interview with Truman (1952) and minutes of a conversation with the former President (1963).
The collection consists of memorabilia and research materials Hyman Bogen collected regarding the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of New York and its alumni association, the Seligman Solomon Society. A wide range of documents exist, such as orphanage and alumni publications, personal and academic histories, souvenir programs, articles and newslcippings, reports, files on certain individual alumni, correspondence, completed alumni questionnaires, photographs, veteran and census documents, a scrapbook, and banners and towels. The collection includes many HOA publications, the HOA annual reports, commemorative booklets, a centenial souvenir book, a farewell dinner program, camp Wehaha and Wakitan songbook, and evaluation reports. The collection contains several personal and academic histories as well as informal recollections of HOA written by alumni and graduate students of the Graduate School for Jewish Social Work. Burial lists of children interred at Beth El (1930s) and Salem Fields (1988) Cemeteries can be accessed as well. Of unusual interest are research files Hyman Bogen gathered for his book The Luckiest Orphans: A History of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of New York and a possible book on the Franco and Goldman families. These include Samson Simpson (1780-1857) as well as the musical prodigies Franco and Goldman families who had ties to HOA. Another appealing item is the visitor book to Moses Ezekiel's Rome Studio (1896). HOA photographs are numerous and consist of the Broadway and Amsterdam building, individual groups, camps, boys scout troop, the band, HOA staff, confirmation classes, the 1941 farewell dinner, a 1945 seder, and a memorial to HOA plaque dedication. A scrapbook compiled by HOA librarian Mildred Stember offers a detailed view of HOA life in the 1920's. Seligman Solomon Society material includes the oldest existing SSS document, a musical program from 1889. Further material encompasses bulletins, dinner programs, anniversary books, and meeting minutes proposing the merger of SSS and Academy Alumni Association.
Contains manuscripts and typed copies, as well as typed excerpts, of the personal correspondence of Hyman Katz and his uncle Michael Feller, and American Jewish volunteers with the Republican forces in the Spanish Civil War. Also contains a copy of a 1943 letter dealing with the death of Michael Feller in World War II, and biographical information and annotations by the donor.
Letter to Samuel's mother, Frances Hyman, in London, describing the quality of life in Petersburg, VA, opportunities in America, and plans to move to Charleston, S.C. The letter contains an extensive postscript by Samuel's wife, Rebecca, in Yiddish.
Contains two invoices for stationery and books purchased from Lipman's store, located at 139 Chestnut St., Philadelphia.
The collection consists of the following: material pertaining to the organization of the Youth Division of the American Jewish Congress (1940) including signed letters from Stephen S. Wise and Edward S. Silver and minutes of a meeting on reorganization of the division; a letter and flyer pertaining to a speaking engagement for the Works Projects Administration for the City of New York (1940); a letter of invitation to a meeting of the Junior Federation-Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities (1940); a biographical sketch; Spier's Bar Mitzvah speech; as well as an American Jewish Congress family membership card (1937).
This collection contains general correspondence concerning aid to Russia, a 1927 Association Almanac, and a souvenir program from the 8th Annual Bazaar in California (1933, Hebrew). Also included in the collection is the following publication: Yearbook (Hebrew, 1932-1933, 1936).
This collection contains annual convention lists of delegates, correspondence, proceedings, a Book of Ritual, reports and membership certificates. The documents in this collection describe general fraternity business and membership insurance benefits. Of special interest to researchers will be the correspondence and fraternity notices concerning the Immigration Laws of 1912.
The collection contains correspondence concerning membership and humanitarian awards and informational fliers and pamphlets. Also included are the following publications: B’rith Sholom News (1959) and Message from National (1967).
This collection contains an annual journal, fraternity constitutions, convention proceedings, 125th anniversary journal (1974), and a standard ritual pamphlet. Publications consist of: 130 Years of Progress (1979), 131 – 135 Years of Progress (1980-1984), and The Reporter (1965-1979).
This collection contains convention pamphlets, miscellaneous reports, addresses of the Grand Master and a blank receipt for the Hildesheimer Lodge No. 20.
This collection contains correspondence that describe appeals for aid, a directory of lodges and membership, list of names, and convention proceedings.
Collection contains the correspondence, minutes, and activities of the Informal Committee, co-ordinated by the National Jewish Welfare Board and composed of ten national Jewish organizations involved in the planning of the celebration of the centennial of the appointment of the first Jewish chaplain in the Armed Forces of the United States in 1862, in various cities of the U.S. Part of the material concerns the publication Rabbis in uniform (N.Y., Jonathan David, 1962), issued in connection with the celebration. Also, includes the correspondence of other organizations and individuals. Half of the collection contains printed material including programs, program guides, addresses, bulletins, pertinent material in English and Yiddish newspapers, and also photographs.
Collection sontains the minutes of the Board of Directors (Trustees) meetings, 1972-1975; staff meetings, 1972-1973; background materials and reports pertaining to projects proposed and acted upon; annual reports; financial reports; and miscellaneous publications.
The Institute of Jewish Affairs was a scientific and research organization attached to the World Jewish Congress. The collection consists of brochures, reports, surveys and other research publications. The materials address the plans, goals and activities of the organization as well as containing studies of Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe, Jewish life in the postwar era in various countries and political events influencing Jewry and anti-Semitism. The collection also includes analyses of international legislation on questions which were influencing the Jewish situation within the spheres of human rights, minorities and migration at the time.
Includes constitution, minutes of Central Executive Committee meetings, reports of national conferences, memoranda, programs, IZFACTS, materials relating to New England region, as well as photographs (negatives and prints) of national and regional activities in New Hampshire, Baltimore, Birmingham, Ala., Cleveland, Philadelphia, Hendersonville and Durham, N. Carolina, and Averill Park, N.Y., 1948-1950.
This collection contains promotional material surrounding the Expo, the first kosher food show of its kind. Consists of pre-Expo literature through December 1990, material from the first to the fifth Expo from 1987 to 1989, International Jewish Festivals for 1989 and 1990, and the Kosherfest 1990. Material consists of articles, brochures, flyers and posters.
This collection documents the work of Ira Berkow, an American sportswriter. Berkow was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 7, 1940 and attended Roger C. Sullivan High School in the Rogers Park section of Chicago, where he graduated from in 1957. His college career began at Miami University (BA, 1963) and ended at Northwestern University (MSJ, 1965). His first post as a sportswriter was with the Minneapolis Tribune (1965-1967). He then moved on to the syndicated news service Newspaper Enterprise Association where he worked as a columnist and writer from 1967-1976. In 1981, he started as a sports feature writer and columnist for the New York Times. He remained at the NY Times until his retirement in 2007. This collection contains correspondence and photographs of Ira Berkow and documents his relationship with leaders in sports, politics, religion, and the arts. The collection also contains selected articles and appearances on television and radio made during his career.
The collection consists of correspondences with and signatures of prominent contemporary political figures, pertaining to a variety of local, national and international issues. Included are Hubert H. Humphrey, Jacob K. Javits, Robert F. Kennedy, Moshe Kol, Teddy Kollek, P. Lavon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Abba Hillel Silver, Yigael Yadin, William O. Douglas, Abba Eban, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Mrs. Levy Eshkol, Gerald Ford, Felix Frankfurter, and Lewis Mumford. Most of the letters are in response to invitations or relate to bills pending in Congress.
Contains articles and writings by Irene S. Woods regarding her life in Berlin at the beginning of World War II, and in Boston, MA as a refugee. Includes reprinted letters written by Woods' grandmother, Jenny Pelz, to friends and family 1939-1941.
This collection contains approximately 238 pieces of original Irving Berlin sheet music.
The Irving J. Block Papers are a blend of personal papers and organizational records, documenting the evolution of the Brotherhood Synagogue (Congregation Beth Achim) in Manhattan and Block’s role as rabbi and his involvement in efforts outside of the congregation. The collection is primarily comprised of correspondence, sermons, minutes, notes, clippings, photographs, audiocassettes, and drafts of Rabbi Block’s memoir.
Collection consists of 9 short stories written by Oblas; 7 in manuscript form, and 2 as they appeared in publications. Oblas lived in the Hebrew Orphan Asylum in New York 1924-1932, and was the editor of the HOA's rising bell. His stories often include portrayals of orphanage life.
A diploma granted from the Talmudical Institute of Harlem, upon completing elementary school.
The collection documents the trip to the Soviet Union that Dr. Irwin H. Krasna, a pediatric surgeon, and his twin brother, Dr. Alvin I. Krasna, a Professor of Biochemistry at Columbia University, took in September-October 1971, traveling under the auspices of Arye Kroll, a prominent Israeli Zionist and representative of Lishkat Hakesher (commonly known as Nativ), the Israeli liaison Bureau that carried out clandestine activities to establish contact with Jews in Eastern Europe during the Cold War to encourage them to immigrate to Israel. Materials include a manuscript, an audiocassette and photographs.
Collection consists of guardianship bonds and inventories of estates jointly administered by Isaac Abrahams and Aaron Henry.
Contains a receipt for a donation made to the synagogue building fund (1853), and a copy of a birth certificate (1866), taken from the records of the Portuguese-Jewish community of Hamburg.
Collection consists of legal documents, certificates, photographs, newspaper clippings, ephemera, and a scrapbook which document the lives of members of a German Jewish family in the midwest during late 19th and early 20th centuries. Also includes materials on Isaac Brown (1840-1901) and his children Hannah (1870-1950), Dora (1871-1938), and Mitchele (1880-1962).
Contains certified copies of various documents presented to the court and pertaining to the estate of Isaac de la Motta of Charleston, South Carolina. Included is a copy of a deed of sale for slaves owned by Sarah Canter de la Motta and witnessed by John Canter, and a copy of the ketubah, in Hebrew and also in translation, of Isaac de la Motta and Sarah Canter, signed by Levi Sheftall, Abraham De Lyon, Isaac Franks, Raphael Da Costa Amesquita, and Isaac de la Motta, with accompanying affadavits. It is unclear for what purpose these documents were prepared.