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Abraham and Cecilia Grunhut Papers
Papers of Abraham and Cecilia Grunhut, including a letter from Golda Meir and a share certificate in the Jewish Colonial trust issued to Cecilia Grunhut in 1900.
Abraham and Nathan Keusch Papers
Abraham Keusch's Hebrew diary and English translation, and a disc of reproductions of documents from his son Nathan Keusch, Yiddishist and activist.
Abraham Miller Association of Williamsburg Records
Collection contains: Constitution and by-laws, English. Cemetery maps, 1936-1963. Cemetery deeds, 1925-1953. Correspondence, 1967-1998. Agreement forms, 1944-1997. Membership directory, 1975-1998. Record of deceased members, 1993. Grave reservation lists, 1992. Death certificate, 1983. Financial Records, 1963-1999. Dissolution Papers. Miscellaneous, 1988-1997.
Abraham Moshe Bernstein Collection
This collection contains papers of Abraham Moshe Bernstein, a renowned cantor, choir master, composer of Jewish liturgical and secular music, music teacher, musicologist, writer, and translator. The bulk of the materials consists of Bernstein’s liturgical compositions and arrangements in both published and manuscript form, as well as a substantial collection of manuscripts and published works by various composers and arrangers. The materials include Hasidic folk songs and melodies, religious songs, Jewish hymns, popular songs, children’s songs, operettas, liturgical pieces, and musical exercises for students; choral volumes and partbooks; unidentified and fragmented musical manuscripts; manuscripts of Bernstein’s own writings; personal correspondence; a photo of Bernstein on his deathbed; secular and religious songs, Sabbath hymns, Hasidic folk songs and melodies, assembled by Bernstein for the S. Ansky Jewish Historical Ethnographic Society in Vilna.
Abraham Sutzkever-Szmerke Kaczerginski Historical Collection
The Abraham Sutzkever-Szmerke Kaczerginski Historical Collection contains letters, manuscripts, and historical documents which were saved by the Yiddish poets Avraham Sutzkever and Szmerke Kaczerginski in the Vilna Ghetto. Sutzkever, Kaczerginski, and other members of the Paper Brigade, conscripted Jewish workers who were forced to work under the Einsatzstab Rosenberg, saved thousands of books, manuscripts and documents at great risk to their lives by hiding them in various places in the Vilna Ghetto. After the war the surviving members recovered many of the hidden items. Sutzkever sent many of these rescued materials to the YIVO Institute in New York from the period 1947 to 1956. The collection consists of 8 series and includes correspondence of writers, intellectuals, communal leaders, rabbinical figures; manuscripts of Yiddish and Hebrew writers; theater documents; folklore materials; rabbinical responsa and writings; historical and legal documents; pinkasim and Jewish communal records.
Abraham Sutzkever-Szmerke Kaczerginski Vilna Ghetto Collection
The bulk of the collection contains documents generated by the Judenrats of the Vilna ghetto during Nazi occupation. The Yiddish poets Abraham Sutzkever and Szmerke Kaczerginski, interned in the Vilna Ghetto before escaping to the forests as partisans, were instrumental in the removal of this collection from Vilna and its subsequent transfer to the YIVO Archives in New York. The collection is therefore named in their honor.
Abram Mikhailovich Tsesis Records
This collection pertains primarily to the Second World War period, during which Abram Mikhailovich Tsesis served in the Russian Army on the war front. Included is correspondence in the form of 142 postcards and letters in Russian, 1941-1945. Also included is a CD of scans of these postcards and letters, as well as three photographs, 1942-1969, and a short, typed biography of Abram Mikhailovich Tsesis.
Adath Morim K.U.V. Records
Contains plot maps for reserved graves at Mount Zion Cemetery and Beth David Cemetery, deeds to plots at both cemeteries, correspondence with New York Liquidation Bureau regarding liquidation proceedings for the society (1989-2004), account statements from Manhattan Savings Bank.
Additional Records of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in the Lithuanian Central State Archives
The materials in this collection constitute a semi-random sample of the pre-war archive that was transferred to the Central State Archives of the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic following the liquidation of the Vilnius Jewish Museum in 1949. The collection includes records of YIVO work and activities, financial records, correspondence, and publications; documents about pogroms in Ukraine, and Red Army and Soviet activity in Vilna and Bialystok; and a significant amount of records of socialist, communist, and Zionist political parties, as well as associated newspapers and one-time publications.
Adele Grubart Papers
Papers of Adele Grubart on her activities in Jewish music performance and in the Labor Zionist movement.
Adelebsen Jewish Community Records
The collection contains records of the Jewish community of Adelebsen, Germany, spanning the years 1832 to 1917. During this period Adelebsen, a small town in the vicinity of Göttingen, was at first located in the kingdom of Hanover. When the latter was annexed by the kingdom of Prussia in 1866 it became known as the province of Hanover; and in 1871 it became part of the German Empire. A small amount of material pertains to the Jewish community in Barterode, some members of which eventually joined the Adelebsen community. Approximately half of the collection comprises financial records covering the period from 1838 to 1917 (with gaps), including annual statements; account books; lists of taxes, donations, synagogue fines, and synagogue seat fees collected from members; lists of families with school-age children; and accounts of the Adelebsen Jewish charitable association. The remainder of the records comprise administrative correspondence and documents, with correspondents including the government offices in Adelebsen, Uslar, and Hildesheim; the rabbis who headed regional districts of Jewish communities ('Landrabbiner'); and community members, including Sally Blumenfeld, the long-time teacher heading the Jewish school. Noteworthy documents include a handwritten copy of the Hanoverian synagogue regulations issued by Rabbi Nathan Marcus Adler in 1832, with later amendments; minutes of two meetings with Adler, one in 1836 at which he initiated the project to build a new synagogue; a regulation of 1841 governing the community's tax assessment; minutes of oath-taking by community officers and assessors in the Adelebsen municipal court; election materials; and files related to matters such as employment of the Jewish teacher, petition for exemption from the municipal poor tax, preparations for matzah baking, and purchase of a garden plot to expand the Jewish cemetery.
Adolph Ullman Aid Society Records
This record group includes a constitution and by-laws (revised 1982); business Records, including leases (1980-1984) and insurance documents (1983-1986); a membership list (2004); cemetery lists; and maps of cemeteries.
AJDC Search Department Records
Al Blaustein Collection
Allan S. Weinberg Collection
This collection includes binoculars, a photo album of the 116 Signal Radio Intelligence Company reunion dinner on May 31, 1996; three photographs of service-related social events; photographs of army and country scenes in Europe; a German arm band with swastika, apaulet, belt buckle. insignia, pins; metal dinner knife; a copy of an army discharge document; an enlistment record; a report of honorable discharged dated January 5, 1946; postcards mailed to A. Weinberg in 1944; newspaper clippings on the progress and end of World War II; a selective service registration certificate dated June 30, 1942; and blank postcards of scenic army and country scenes in Europe.
Allen Fink Collection
Alliance Israelite Universelle (Borenstein-Eisenberg Collection) 1868-1930s
Amdurer Benevolent Association Records
Collection contains: Certificate of incorporation, 1903. Eighteenth anniversary banquet journal, English and Yiddish, 1930. Cemetery maps, 1948-1967. Membership lists. Grave reservation lists, 1980-1986. Financial Records, 1970-2000. Contracts, 1945-1986. Cemetery deeds, 1936-1971. Correspondence, 1943-1997. Meeting notices, 1978-1985. Certificate of death, 1986. Certificate of conversion, 1972. Certificate of endowed maintenance, 1993. Photo. Miscellaneous.
American Jewish Committee Records, Domestic and Geographic Files
The American Jewish Committee Records, Domestic and Geographic Files consists of materials created by executive offices, departments, local offices and chapters of the committee concerning a variety of matters, primarily Jewish civil and religious rights, integration, Jewish communal organizations and communal issues. However, materials found in this collection encompass other civil, racial, and religious minority groups as well. The records consist of briefs, conference proceedings, correspondence, legal documents, memoranda, minutes of meetings, printed materials, reports, resolutions, statements, studies, and surveys.
American Jewish Committee Records, Subject Files
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.
American Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) Office in Lisbon
From the Guide to the YIVO Archives:
The collection consists mainly of correspondence and includes some memoranda and financial records relating to immigration activities of AJDC offices in Lisbon during the years 1939-1951. The following are included:
1. Correspondence: Including correspondence with the American Friend Service Committee, 1942-47; with AJDC in Paris, 1945-49; with intergovernmental Committee on refugees, 1944-47; with Council for Refugee Settlement in Johanesburg, 1942-47; with National Refugee Service, 1942-45.
2. Miscellaneous: Lists of passengers, lists of refugees, 1940-46; administrative memoranda; bulletins of European AJDC
Anna Greene Papers
Anshe Achim Elisavetgrad Benevolent Association Records
Burial society founded by Jewish immigrants from Kirovograd (Elisavetgrad), Ukraine, in New York in 1892. Used Beth David and Mt. Carmel cemeteries. Collection contains: Minutes ledger, 1961-1968. Membership and dues book, 1964-1987. Canceled checks, 1980-1987. Check stubs, 1980-1988. Certificate of incorporation. Notebook with cemetery plot assignments. Deeds to cemetery plots. Monuement permit receipt book. Miscellaneous correspondence and documents. Financial statements. Cash receipt books. Dissolution ballots. Cemetery maps. Stamp. Metal badge with name of the organizaiton.
Arie Ben Erez Abrahamson Papers
Arion Sick & Benevolent Society Records
Association of the Families of Becker, Appel, Fleischer Records
Association Yechiel Ansche Isbitz Records
The Association was established in 1896 and dissolved in 1990. This record group includes cemetery maps of Mt. Zion and Montefiore cemeteries; a membership book (1968); meeting minutes (1945-1978); membership rosters; constitution and bylaws; various business matters; and deeds to Mt. Zion, Montefiore, and Wellwood cemeteries.
Autobiographies of Jewish Youth in Poland
The collection consists of more than 300 autobiographies and supplementary biographical materials, such as correspondence, diaries, and documents collected by YIVO in the interest of Jewish youth research. The autobiographies were assembled through public competitions in 1932, 1934, and 1939 directed at Jewish youth aged 16-22. The collection also contains records of the contest, including lists of the contestants, correspondence with them, reports and clippings.
Balta Benevolent Congregation of the City of New York Records
Collection contains: Cemetery maps. Cemetery deeds, 1989. Certificate of incorporation, 1898. Correspondence, 1962-1992. Address book. Member lists. Meeting invitations. Souvenir journal, 1935. Financial Records, 1955-1987. Stamper.
Baron de Hirsch Fund/Jewish Agricultural Society Collection
This collection contains documents and photographs of the Baron de Hirsch Fund and its subsidiary, the Jewish Agricultural Society. The entire collection pertains to Jewish farm settlement in the United States from 1885 until the 1960s. The photographs that constitute the prevailaing portion of the collection come from the the files of The Jewish Farmer, a periodical published by the Jewish Agricultural Society.
- Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research X
- Correspondence 115
- Clippings (information artifacts) 64
- Minutes (administrative records) 57
- Manuscripts (documents) 45
- Financial records 41
- New York (N.Y.) 41
- Photographs 38
- Poland 34
- Vilnius (Lithuania) 31
- Russia 30
- Official documents 28
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) 24
- Administrative reports 21
- Reports 21
- Jewish refugees 20
- Zionism 20
- Israel 17
- Memorandums 17
- Authors, Yiddish 15
- Germany 15 + ∧ less
- English 582
- Yiddish 212
- German 138
- Russian 104
- Hebrew 103
- Polish 95
- French 77
- Spanish; Castilian 26
- Italian 16
- Ukrainian 16
- Lithuanian 15
- Czech 9
- Dutch; Flemish 9
- Hungarian 8
- Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan 8
- Swedish 8
- Multiple languages 7
- Portuguese 6
- Chinese 5
- Arabic 3 + ∧ less
- YIVO Archives 55
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 15
- Rejzen, Zalman, 1887-1941 10
- World ORT Union 10
- An-Ski, S., 1863-1920 9
- Weinreich, Max, 1894-1969 9
- Cherikover, I. M., 1881-1943 8
- Yidisher ṿisnshafṭlekher insṭiṭuṭ 8
- Allgemeyner Idisher arbayṭerbund in Liṭa, Poylen un Rusland 7
- American Jewish Committee 7
- American Jewish Congress 6
- Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957 6
- International Refugee Organization 6
- Leivick, H., 1888-1962 6
- Sholem Aleichem, 1859-1916 6
- United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration 6
- Zhitlowsky, Chaim, 1865-1943 6
- Cahan, Abraham, 1860-1951 5
- Niger, Samuel, 1883-1955 5
- Schabad, Z., 1864-1935 5 + ∧ less