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Arthur Szyk Collection
Collection consists of advertisements, articles, books, lithographs, magazine covers, posters, and stamps that Szyk illustrated between 1931, 1941-1955. Additional items contain exhibit promotions and articles about Szyk's work. Szyk's artwork includes sartoric images of Adolf Hitler and Nazi leaders; patriotic images of President George Washington, Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, and American ideals; depictions of Eastern European Jewry, Israel's independence, prophets, and sages; and advertisements promoting Asbestos Limited, Casco, Nescafe, North American Aviation, United States Steel, and Utah Radio Products Company. Two Time magazine covers dated from 1941 display Szyk's portraits of Secretary of Agriculture Claude Wickard and Director of Economic Affairs Hubertus J. van Mook.
Artifacts and Memorabilia in the Hadassah Archives
This record group contains three-dimensional objects and printed materials that relate to the history of Hadassah. A bulk of this record group consists of promotional and commemorative objects and awards created by Hadassah for its Annual and Midwinter National Conventions, and for Young Judaea events. Examples of such items include t-shirts, hats, bags, buttons, stationery and keychains. Artifacts created by local Hadassah chapters and regions, as well as awards received by local and national Hadassah leaders from other organizations, are also included. Of a particular interest is the bronze death mask of Henrietta Szold.
Asa Carpenter Hebrew oration
A photocopy of the Hebrew oration, on a biblical theme, delivered at Dartmouth College commencement, 1795.
Asher Levy Papers
An entry of merchandise imported by Asher Levy from Surinam to New York in 1807.
Asher Marx import declarations
Contains lists of merchandise imported by Marx from Liverpool, England, on behalf of his firm, Marx and Linsley. Attached to the lists are Marx's signed oaths as consignee.
Estate of Asser Levy papers
Collection contains a variety of documents from a lawsuit filed by his widow and administrator, Miriam Levy, against the Van der Wilden brothers over a slaughterhouse owned by the Levy Estate.
Associates of Orthodox Jewish Teachers of the New York City Public Schools Collection
This collection contains AOJT newsletters as well as publicity and membership information. Formerly called the Association of Orthodox Jewish Teachers of the New York Board of Education.
Association for the Relief of Jewish Widows and Orphans of New Orleans collection
Collection consists of annual reports for the years 1857, 1859, and 1887. A golden Jubilee program dated January 1905 is also available.
Association of Jewish Center Workers collection
This collection is comprised of lists of officers and committee members, position papers, proceedings, and programs. The documents in this collection describe the Sixtieth Anniversary History Project and the Silver Anniversary Jubilee celebration. Of special interest to researchers will be the association's position paper that discusses the relationship of the Association with the Conference of Jewish Communal Services. The following publications can also be found in this collection: Newsletter (1946), Related Research Reporter (1968).
A.S.W. Rosenbach collection
The collection consists of 8 items relating to A.S.W. Rosenbach's work as a collector and dealer of rare books and manuscripts, and in managing the Rosenbach Company with his brother, an art and antique dealer.
Contains a 1913 catalog of an exhibition organized for the Association of American Etchers, a reprint from Rosenbach's 1927 book "Books and Bidders", and an exhibit of the Free Library of Philadelphia on the history of the Republican Party in celebration of the 1936 Republican National Convention, which featured items from Rosenbach's collection. Also contains programs from a 1935 meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America at which Rosenbach presided, and a program from a 1947 event at the Free Library of Philadelphia in recognition of Rosenbach's presentation of a collection on early American children's literature. A brochure from the current Rosenbach Foundation Museum in Philadelphia is also included.
Audio and Moving Images Materials in the Hadassah Archives
This record group is made up of mostly audio and moving images materials, including ¼-inch open audio reels, 16mm film, filmstrips, cassette tapes, VHS tapes, CDs, DVDs, LPs, 3.5 inch floppy disks, and other media, dating from the 1920s up to 2010. The films and audio recordings document Hadassah's efforts to publicize themselves to their members and those outside of Hadassah, by raising awareness of their history, fundraising efforts, and projects in United States and Israel, especially the Hadassah Medical Organization and Youth Aliyah projects and programs. Hadassah also used recordings to document important proceedings, including departmental and board meetings, Midwinter Conferences, and National Conventions.
August Bondi papers
Collection contains a typescript in five parts, with handwritten corrections, plus a handwritten supplement of Bondi's autobiography covering all phases of his life, including his connections with John Brown (1855-1857), and his experiences during the Civil War.
Augusta Ellis Johnson, papers
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.
Augustus E. Cohen Deed of Sale
This collection contains a deed of sale for a piece of property in Charleston, South Carolina. It is witnessed by Augustus E. Cohen, Notary Public.
Authorization for messenger of get
Consists of two items, authorizations for the messengers of a get (religious divorce document).
Original autographs separated from AJHS collections and/or bought or donated to the Society. The collection is arranged in alphabetical order.
AVI CHAI Foundation Records
The AVI CHAI Collection contains a breadth of files relating to the administrative and outreach activities of the organization, from its founding in 1984 through 2019.
The AVI CHAI records stored at the AJHS relate to the foundation's activities in North America. The records relating to the AVI CHAI's activities in Israel are stored at the archives of the National Library of Israel.
The records consist of correspondence, reports, minutes, financial documents, digital files, and printed materials that chronicle AVI CHAI’s administrative communication and outreach programming. The collection consists of physical paper records (see detailed breakdown below), born-digital files (including computer files), as well as audiovisual materials such as audiocassettes, microcassettes and DVDs. There are some 35mm slides, but otherwise very few photographic prints or negatives. Of note in the collection are materials that outline the foundation’s research on, and enthusiastic support of, Jewish day schools, camps, teacher training and libraries.
Administration files include by-laws, incorporation documents, and insurance policies, among others.
Board records are comprised of meeting materials, such as minutes and agendas. They document the philosophy, direction and activities of the organization.
Communications files consist primarily the files of Deena K. Fuchs. They include media kits, graphics, working files for annual reports, and other materials.
Files related to AVI CHAI finances include investment portfolio documentation as well as quarterly and annual reports.
The core of the foundation’s history can be found in its Programs files which document the various programs initiated or supported by AVI CHAI. They include detailed files on the foundation’s loans to schools (including building programs) and to summer camps. Also included in this series are files relating to AVI CHAI communications activities, such as media kits, graphics, working files for annual reports, and other materials.
B. Manischewitz Company Records
This collection contains pamphlets, printed materials and photos concerning the activities of the Kosher food manufacturing company founded by Rabbi Dov Ber Manischewitz in Cincinnati in 1888. Includes product information and recipes for holiday meals, as well as copies of presentations at a 1956 symposium on "Jewish Life as Reflected in Jewish Foods.".
Babette Wampold Papers
This collection contains the papers of Babette Wampold and the Alabama Council to Save Soviet Jews and documents their activities on behalf of the American Soviet Jewry Movement. The collection is comprised of correspondence, case files, clippings, newsletters, photographs, and trip reports.
Barbados Jewish Community Collection
Collection consists of typed copies of various materials relating to the history of the Jews in Barbados including: a list of taxes charged to Jewish inhabitants (1679), extracts from the minute books of Congregation Nidhe Israel, and an index of names and ages from the census of Barbados taken in 1715. Also includes 10 photos (primarily of the synagogue) and an article about the tombstone inscriptions in the cemetary from Algemeiner Journal (1995).
Baron Family Papers
Contains a summary regarding the family history as well as a genealogical chart listing descendants of Z'av Yitshak and Ruth Baron (lived in Russia c. 1880).
Barry Marks Papers
Personal papers of the Soviet Jewry Movement activist Rabbi Barry Marks, a spiritual leader of Temple Israel of Springfield, IL and a founder of the Greater Springfield Interfaith Association. The collection reflects Rabbi Marks' and the Springfield, IL Jewish community's involvement in the Soviet Jewry movement. The materials include clippings, correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, and speeches.
Baruch Cohen Family Memorial Book
Collection contains a copy of the published memorial book and its English translation. The first generation described in the book is Rabbi Yehuda, the son of Rabbi Eliezer Halevi Mintz, the Askenazi Rabbi in the city of Padua, Italy, who died in the Hebrew year 5269 . The book, which covers the years 1461-1920, was translated from Hebrew by S.J. Sacks.
Baruch Treiger collection
Collection consists of a large scrapbook and annual reports for a conservative congregation re-organized by Rabbi Treiger in 1947, and led by him for at least the five following years.
Bayard Rustin Papers
The papers of Bayard Rustin, a prominent American civil rights leader, LGBT rights activist, and advocate for the Black-Jewish cooperation in the United States, that focus on his involvement in the American Soviet Jewry movement. The collection contains speeches and articles on Soviet Jewry by Bayard Rustin from 1960s-1980s. Also included are publications by the executive secretary of the Conference on the Status of Soviet Jews, Moshe Decter— Redemption! Jewish freedom letters from Russia with foreword by Rustin, and "Silence and Yearning: A Report and Analysis of the Status of Soviet Jewry" based on the findings of the Ad Hoc Commssion on the Rights of Soviet Jews, chaired by Rustin.
Belle Kaminer Oral History
Contains a DVD, printed transcripts, and a CD of transcript files. Belle Kaminer was born in New York to immigrants Charlie and Anna Kleinberg. She describes her life growing up in a railroad flat on Forsythe Street, her later move to the Bronx, and the early years of her marriage to Ikey Kaminer.
Belmont family (New York, N.Y.) collection
The collection contains the following items pertaining to August Belmont, Sr.: three autograph manuscript items reflecting Belmont's financial connections with the Rothschild family (1841); an autograph letter of introduction to the firm of C.N. de Rothschild, Naples, Italy, on behalf of Charles A. Mann, former state Senator of New York (1852); a letter declining an invitation (1879); and an undated letter, addressed to the President of the United States (most probably Abraham Lincoln) with 17 signatures, among which is Belmont's, recommending John Henley Higbee for a military appointment.
Ben Gailing (1898-1999) Papers
This collection contains the records of Ben Gailing (1898-1999), a New York and Boston-based Yiddish theater actor and radio host. Collection includes two Yiddish playscripts, "Yo a Mame, Nit a Mame" by Ben Gailing, and "Oy iz dos a Yingel" by Hershel Glick; Gailing’s book, Git a Shmeykhl; Yiddish sheet music; Yiddish theater programs; and photographs of Ben and Frieda Gailing and other actors and actresses from the Yiddish theater.
Ben Shahn papers
Consists of four items pertaining to Shahn's work for Cecil Roth's Haggadah for Passover (Boston : Little, Brown, 1965). Of special interest is Shahn's pencil design of one of the Haggadah pages.
Ben Zion Collection
This collection contains exhibition programs from galleries and museums displaying the art of Ben Zion. Most exhibitions are of biblical art, Zion's most common theme.
- Repository: American Jewish Historical Society X
- Correspondence 311
- Clippings (information artifacts) 219
- Photographs 185
- New York (N.Y.) 168
- United States 149
- Jews, Soviet 110
- Minutes (administrative records) 110
- Reports 109
- Antisemitism 107
- Emigration and immigration 93
- Publications (documents) 93
- Refuseniks 92
- Human rights 88
- Newsletters 88
- Pamphlets 88
- Israel 85
- Articles 84
- Memorandums 83
- United States -- Economic conditions 78
- Soviet Union 73 + ∧ less
- English 1244
- Hebrew 291
- Yiddish 238
- German 177
- French 159
- Spanish; Castilian 110
- Italian 90
- Hungarian 73
- Swedish 72
- Latin 71
- Afrikaans 68
- Russian 65
- Dutch; Flemish 18
- Polish 15
- Portuguese 14
- Chinese 5
- Arabic 4
- Lithuanian 4
- Amharic 3
- Greek, Modern (1453-) 3 + ∧ less
- National Jewish Welfare Board 97
- Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America 41
- Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel), 1874-1949 30
- American Jewish Congress 25
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 25
- National Conference on Soviet Jewry (U.S.) 25
- Szold, Henrietta, 1860-1945 24
- Shcharansky, Anatoly 23
- American Jewish Committee 22
- Union of Councils for Soviet Jews 22
- United Jewish Appeal 22
- Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941 20
- Zionist Organization of America 20
- B'nai B'rith 19
- Nudel, Ida 19
- Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940 17
- Marshall, Louis, 1856-1929 17
- Jewish Theological Seminary of America 16
- National Council of Jewish Women 16
- Union of American Hebrew Congregations 16 + ∧ less