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Reports of JDC executive offices, 1930-1960. Materials on negotiations between the British government and the Jewish Agency headed by Chaim Weizmann, 1930. Reports on relief work done in Poland, 1916-1939.
The collection documents American Jewish Committee’s efforts to combat all forms of discrimination against the Jews in the United States. Additionally, there are materials pertaining to AJC’s work regarding other minority groups in the United States. The collection offers researchers a unique chance to see how and what was done prior to the changes in public opinion and civic and legal laws. The American Jewish Committee Records, Subject Files consists of materials created by executive offices, departments, local offices and chapters of the Committee concerning a variety of matters; foremost Jewish civil and religious rights, immigration, and the Holocaust.
Constitution. Minutes, 1953-1970. Financial records pertaining to relief activities in Poland, Germany, Israel. Correspondence pertaining to World War II relief activities, 1941-1976. Untitled manuscript of Jacob Fogel's memoirs of Brzeziny. Anniversary journals, newspaper clippings, photographs, miscellaneous membership records, materials pertaining to the Breziner memorial book.
Constitution. Minutes, 1947-1962. Correspondence. Yortsayt (commemoration of the dead) book. Photographs. Memorial book, 1965. Anniversary journals, including those of the New York-Boston Busker Relief Association and the Busker Orphan Asylum Foundation. Materials pertaining to the landsmanshaft in Israel, including statutes, 1957.
Constitution, correspondence, receipts, photographs, certificate. Memoirs of the donor of the collection.
Constitutions. Minutes of a memorial meeting, 1975. Financial records. Souvenir journals, 1940, 1978. Correspondence. Bulletins, 1946-1979. Memorial book, 1958.
Minutes, 1934-1964. Burial permits.
Souvenir journal, 1935. Journal of the United Chmielniker Relief Committee, 1938. Meeting notices. Journal of the Association of Former Residents of Chmielniker in Israel, 1963, 1967-1976, 1978. Photographic plate, stamp, banners, cemetery map. Memorial book, 1960.
The collection consists of mimeographed, typewritten and photostated copies of documents published by Israeli authorities and covering the pre-trial and the trial period. There are also some non-official materials such as news clippings, pamphlet and news releases. The following are included: Materials prepared by the Israeli police. Inventory of police documents and eyewitness accounts. Pre-trial interrogation of Eichmann by Captain Less. Transcripts from tapes. Lists of documents mentioned during the interrogation. Analyses prepared by the police arranged by topic: Eastern Europe, Western Europe, gas killings, deportations, sterilization. Records of the trial. Copies of the trial proceedings, summaries of defense and prosecution, indictment, testimonies. Non-official material. Glossary of Nazi terms. Legislation regarding punishment of war criminals. Clippings from newspapers including Jerusalem Post. Arab propaganda pamphlets.
The collection contains play manuscripts, programs, playbills, posters, photographs, correspondence, agreements, scrapbooks, clippings, printed ephemera, and memorabilia relating to Yiddish theater primarily in the early twentieth century, especially the interwar period. Also included are items of printed ephemera related to Yiddish film, Hebrew theater, and a broad range of Jewish performers, including cantors, singers and dancers. Geographically, the materials originate predominantly in Poland and other parts of Eastern Europe, including parts of the Russian Empire and, later, the Soviet Union; and, to a lesser extent, the United States, especially New York City. Also included are materials from Western Europe, Palestine (Eretz Israel), South America, and other regions around the world. Among the theater personalities represented in the collection with significant amounts of material are Herz Grossbard, David Herman, Joseph Winogradoff, Rudolf Zaslavsky, Zygmunt Turkow, Jonas Turkow, Moyshe Lipman, Ida Kaminska, and Esther Rachel Kaminska. The theater groups best represented include the Varshever Yidisher Kunst-Teater (VYKT; Warsaw Yiddish Art Theater), founded by Zygmunt Turkow and Ida Kaminska; the Vilna Troupe; Yung Teater / Nay Teater (Warsaw; Vilna), under the direction of Michael Weichert; the Moscow State Yiddish Theater (known by its Russian acronym "GOSET"); Maurice Schwartz's Yiddish Art Theatre, of New York; and the Hebrew theater "Habimah." A wide variety of other professional as well as amateur theater groups are represented with smaller amounts of material.
Cemetery deed. Constitution (Yiddish). Minutes (English), 1961-1972. Financial records. Correspondence, 1966-1970.
Constitution. Financial records, 1954-1956. Relief work records including correspondence with landslayt and records of packages sent. Membership lists. Correspondence.
Incorporation charter, 1902. Minutes, 1928-1937. Financial records, 1951-1955. Anniversary journal, 1952. Correspondence. Miscellaneous materials relating to the Committee for the Reuben Brainin Clinic in Israel, the American Federation for Aid to Polish Jews. Photographs.
This collection contains the minutes, correspondence and financial records of the I.L. Peretz Yiddish Writers’ Union from its founding in 1915 until 1973. Among the correspondence is a fair amount concerning the Fund for Jewish Refugee Writers, unions and union grievances, requests for aid from Jewish writers and activists in New York and abroad, and labor disputes and strikes.
Manuscript of a play by Katz, titled In blut un fayer. Correspondence, 1946-1971. Photographs of J. Katz in Poland in the 1930s, of DP camps. Documents from DP Camps. Clippings from DP camp newspapers.
The papers relate to Apenszlak's association with Nasza Trybuna and with Polish-Jewish organizations, and to his work on behalf of Polish-Jewish refugees during and after World War II. Correspondence. Manuscripts of Apenszlak and of others. Records of Nasza Trybuna. Photographs. Correspondents include the Polish National Council (in exile), London. There is also correspondence with organizations of Polish Jews in the U.S., Germany, France and Canada, such as: Association of Refugees and Immigrants from Poland; Central Committee of Jews in Poland; Federation of Jews from Poland in the U.S. Occupation Zone in Germany; American Federation of Polish Jews; Canadian Federation of Polish Jews. Materials on topics relating to the Holocaust, including lists of Jewish survivors and refugees. Materials on the history of Polish Jews. Personal documents.
The records relate to Jewish Agency work with displaced persons following World War II, and include the following: correspondence with banks, vendors, Jewish National Fund, Keren Hayesod, and offices of the Jewish Agency in Geneva, Jerusalem, and Paris. Circulars and flyers. Financial records, including journals and account books, auditors' reports, cash books, ledgers, and records of support payments to individuals. Reports of the Immigration and Purchasing Departments. Correspondence and lists concerning release funds.
The collection includes: A landscape painting entitled "Etude" by I. I. Levitan. A drawing signed "Michaelson." Three paintings by an unidentified artist. 60 albums of photographs and postcards.
Financial papers. Correspondence with Britchaner Relief in Israel, 1950s-1960s. Souvenir journals of the Britchaner Bessarabian Relief, 1937-1941, 1946. Publications: Workmen's Circle Division of the National Committee for Labor Israel; United Organizations for Israel Histadrut. Photographs.
Correspondence with family members and literary figures such as Shalom Asch, Abraham Asen, David Bergelson, Shlomo Bickel, Joseph Buloff, Aaron Glanz-Leieles, Jacob Glatstein, Chaim Grade, David Ignatoff, Ephim Jeshurin, Rachel Korn, Leibush Lehrer, H. Leivick, Ida Maze, Joseph Opatoshu, I.J. Schwartz, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Moshe Starkman, Abraham Sutzkever, Malka Heifeitz Tussman, Max Weinreich, Berish Weinstein, Aaron Zeitlin. Manuscripts and clippings of poems, novels, plays, short stories, reviews, translations, and articles on a variety of political, historical and social topics. Included is a series of articles on famous women, written under the pen name Rifka Silberg. The women include: Amalia Freud, Queen Esther, Esther Rachel Kaminska, Baroness Clara de Hirsch, Bruriah (wife of Rav Meir), Golda Meir, Gluckel of Hameln, Greta Garbo, George Eliot, Henrietta Szold, and the mother of the Vilna Gaon. Personal documents, including legal documents, such as contracts, identification cards. Financial records. Family photographs. Papers of Simcha Lev (1896-1974), historian and Yiddish writer, husband of Kadia Molodowsky. The papers are composed of notes on various topics in Jewish history.
Certificate of incorporation, 1945. By-laws. Anniversary journals. Correspondence. Meeting notices. Photographs. Memorial book, 1965.
Constitutions. Minutes, 1939-1954. Financial documents, 1953-1972. Membership ledger. Application forms, 1907-1956. Membership books pertaining to illness, sick and death benefits, 1933-1967. Journal, 1929. Memorial book, 1957. Photographs.
Constitution. Minutes, 1967-1974. Financial records, 1946-1958. Correspondence. Anniversary journals. Periodical published by Kremenitzer landslayt in Israel. Memorial books, 1954, 1965.
Correspondence with brothers David and Lippa and other family members, 1907-1964. Correspondence with individuals including Ephraim Auerbach, Menahem Boraisha, Joshua Fishman, Jacob Glatstein, Aaron Glanz-Leieles, Abraham Golomb, Oscar Handlin, David Ignatoff, Zelig Kalmanovitch, Mordechai Kaplan, H. Leivick, Shmuel Niger, Melech Ravitch, A.A. Roback, Jacob Shatzky, Israel Steinbaum, Salomon Suskovich, Abraham Sutzkever, Yokhanan Twersky, Max Weinreich, Aaron Zeitlin. Correspondence with organizations, including the YIVO Institute. Materials relating to YIVO-Yad Vashem Documentary Projects. Manuscripts of poetry, drama, fiction, essays. Translations, speeches and lectures. Miscellaneous pedagogical materials. Materials relating to Camp Boiberik. Research materials such as questionnaires, statistics, correspondence and reports on various topics including reactions to the Eichmann trial. Personal materials. Clippings of articles by and about Lehrer.
Correspondence, original musical works and arrangements by Leo Low, printed sheet music of compositions by Leo Low, personal documents. Correspondents include Samuel Alman, Israel Alter, Abraham M. Bernstein, Abraham W. Binder, Gershon Ephros, Michl Gelbart, Mordechai Herschman, Meyer Posner, Jacob Rapoport, Josef (Yosele) Rosenblatt, Salomon Rosowsky, Jacob Weinberg, Lazar Weiner, Chemjo Vinaver, Julius Wolfsohn, Stefan Wolpe. Compositions by Leo Low include liturgical works, Jewish holiday songs, folk songs. Arrangements and rearrangements include works by Samuel Alman, Platon Brounoff, Julius Chajes, Isaac Dunajevsky, Michl Gelbart, Solomon Golub, Moses Beer Korotiansky, Zavel Kwartin, Marc Lavry, Louis Lewandowski, Shalom Postolsky, Baruch Leib Rosowsky, Zeidel Rovner, M. Schneyer, Mark Warschawski, Leib Yampolsky, Mordechai Zeira. Poets whose works were set to music by Low include Hayyim Nahman Bialik, David Edelstadt, Szmerke Kaczerginski, Isaac Leib Peretz, Abraham Reisen, Morris Rosenfeld, Zalman Shneur.
The collection consists of photographs including Sholem Aleichem schools, Workmen's Circle Schools, family photographs, group photographs.
Over 100 drawings, sketches, charcoal and watercolors, depicting scenes of Jewish life in Europe, the Middle East and the U.S. in the 1920s. Themes include the Jewish quarters of Warsaw, Lodz, Radom, Vilna, Kovno, Lemberg, Minsk, Paris, Venice, Safed. The drawings also depict Jews in kibbutzim and Hasidic Jews.
The collection consists of printed and hand-drawn maps of countries, regions, cities, and towns around the world. The maps are grouped into two series, General and Holocaust. Both series are arranged alphabetically by geographical place name. The General series includes: political maps; topographic maps; city and street maps; maps showing Jewish populations of various countries. The collection focuses on Europe and Israel. Included are maps of Austria, Germany, England, Israel, Lithuania, Palestine, Poland, Russia. The Holocaust series includes: maps and plans of concentration camps, extermination centers; maps of ghettos; maps of deportation routes from various countries to concentration camp points; maps showing centers of resistance and underground activity; maps of Europe showing locations of concentration camps; maps of POW camps in Germany. Countries include Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Germany, Russia and Soviet Union. The greatest number of maps relate to Poland.
- New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs. 24
- Jews -- Charities -- New York (State) -- New York. 23
- Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Societies, etc. 23
- Fraternal organizations -- New York (State) -- New York. 22
- Immigrants -- United States. 21
- Landsmanshaftn -- New York (State) -- New York 21
- Landsmanshaftn -- New York (State) -- New York. 21
- Photographic prints 20
- Israel 17
- Correspondence 16
- Clippings (information artifacts) 15
- New York (N.Y.) 15
- Photographs 15
- Manuscripts (documents) 13
- Authors, Yiddish 11
- Mutual aid societies, Jewish -- New York (State) -- New York 11
- Mutual aid societies, Jewish -- New York (State) -- New York. 11
- Immigrants -- Israel. 10
- Poland 10
- Holocaust survivors. 9 + ∧ less
- English 69
- Yiddish 28
- German 19
- Hebrew 18
- French 15
- Polish 13
- Russian 13
- Spanish; Castilian 7
- Czech 4
- Italian 4
- Dutch; Flemish 3
- Romany 3
- Chinese 2
- Danish 2
- Hungarian 2
- Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan 2
- Swedish 2
- Ukrainian 2
- Arabic 1
- Croatian 1 + ∧ less
- YIVO Archives 15
- Leivick, H., 1888-1962 7
- Niger, Samuel, 1883-1955 6
- Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957 5
- Charney, Daniel, 1888-1959 5
- Glatstein, Jacob, 1896-1971 5
- Zhitlowsky, Chaim, 1865-1943 5
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 4
- Pinski, David, 1872-1959 4
- Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916 4
- Zeitlin, Aaron, 1898-1973 4
- An-Ski, S., 1863-1920 3
- Congress for Jewish Culture 3
- Grade, Chaim, 1910-1982 3
- Jewish National Workers' Alliance (U.S.) 3
- Margoshes, Joseph, 1866-1955 3
- Opatoshu, Joseph, 1886-1954 3
- Ravitch, Melech, 1893-1976 3
- Schwartz, Maurice, 1890-1960 3
- Starkman, Moshe, 1906-1975 3 + ∧ less