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Identifier: AR 25615
Abstract This collection includes personal and official documents of the Adolf Schwersenz family, including his professional work as a cantor, mainly during his time in Berlin. It contains sheet music used by Adolf Schwersenz, as well as newspaper clippings and letters.
Dates: 1895-1969; Majority of material found within 1937-1951
Abstract Included in this collection are papers which reflect Solomon's personal life and his involvement in communal and civic affairs. Approximately half of the collection consists of correspondence with Clara Barton and others relating to the organization and activities of the American Red Cross, and Solomons' role in its initial organization. Various cards, ribbons, and other American Red Cross memorabilia are included. Among his personal papers are school documents and family correspondence; of special interest is an engraving of a photograph of Abraham Lincoln taken at Philp & Solomons Metropolitan Gallery shortly before his death (1865), and a letter from Josephine Phillips to Solomons describing the reaction of New Yorkers to the death of Abraham Lincoln and this engraving (1865), and two tickets of admission to the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson printed by the firm of Philp & Solomons (1868). Also included are typed copies of sermonettes given by Solomons to his family (1876-96). Of interest in his general papers is a letter to Dr. Wheeler regarding memorial services in Congress for Samuel F.B. Morse (1872); correspondence with several dictionary editors regarding the definition of "Jew" (1872-1874); and a letter from John Davis of the U.S. State Department regarding American Jews in Jerusalem. Clippings of newspaper articles by Solomons, tributes, memorial notices, and memorial sermons in honor or memory of Solomons are also included (1870-1910).
Dates: undated, 1841-1966
Identifier: AR 25522
Abstract The Albert Salomon Family Collection holds papers of several members of the Salomon family, especially sociologist Albert Salomon, his wife Anna Salomon, his aunt social reformer Alice Salomon, and his daughter Hannah Salomon Janovsky. Much of the collection consists of family photographs. Other prominent materials include correspondence of Hannah Janovsky on the preservation and publication of her family members' writings and articles on the life of Albert Salomon. A small amount of family papers and genealogical information is also present.
Dates: 1765-2008; Majority of material found within 1972-1983
Abstract Founded in 1969, the American Association for Ethiopian Jews (AAEJ) was instrumental in the international effort to promote recognition of the Beta Israel (known among non-Jewish Ethiopians as "Falashas") by Israeli authorities, and to assist Jewish emigration from Ethiopia to Israel. The extensive files of the AAEJ include case work files, research materials and Jewish artifacts collected in Ethiopia by AAEJ workers. In the wake of the successful evacuation of Ethiopian Jewry to Israel in 1993, the AAEJ decided to disband and voted to deposit its records at the American Jewish Historical Society. Included are correspondence, office files, photographs, slides, videotapes, audiocassettes and other materials which pertain to AAEJ's efforts to raise the consciousness of the American Jewish community about this unique Jewish subculture. The organization's papers supplement those of its founder, Graenum Berger, which are also held at the American Jewish Historical Society.
Dates: undated, 1960-1961, 1963, 1965-1968, 1970-1995, 2001-2002
Abstract This is the collection of Arthur A. Goren, a historian and professor of American Jewish history at the Hebrew University and Columbia University. This collection consists of his research material and professional files from his academic pursuits and career as a professor, primarily at Columbia University. Included in the collection are copies of articles and photocopies of archival material used for research, drafts of speeches and manuscripts, handwritten and typed research notes, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and teaching and course material such as syllabi, readings, notes, and bibliographies.
Dates: 1951-2007; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2000
Identifier: AR 25372
Abstract This collection documents the life of pharmacist and entrepreneur Arthur Abelmann. It contains materials about his personal and professional life, including his service in World War I. The bulk of the material concerns Chemiewerk, the pharmaceutical firm he founded in 1920 and cultivated for 13 years. In 1933, Abelmann was forced to resign his leading position and then to sell the company in one of the earliest cases of "Aryanization."
Dates: 1888-1950, 1997-2000s; Majority of material found within 1920-1934
Identifier: AR 4593
Abstract This collection documents the lives of furniture dealer Arthur Neustadt, his wife Hertha Neustadt, and their families, in Danzig, Dortmund, and New York. It includes personal documents, correspondence, and photographs.
Dates: circa 1895-1978
Identifier: AR 25762
Abstract This collection contains the archival papers of Arthur Rath. Most of it consists of correspondence with friends and family members. Primary topics of the collection are Arthur's life in Switzerland towards the end of World War II and the decades immediately after, correspondence with friends who were also Jewish refugees from Germany after the war, and Arthur Rath's life decisions following the displacement of his family during the war.
Dates: 1908-2013; Majority of material found within 1942-1960
Identifier: AR 25795
Abstract The Bernard Eckstein Addenda Collection focuses on providing documentation of the life of the chemist Bernard Eckstein, especially his early life in Ulm, Germany, his education in England and the United States, and his military service during World War II. Documentation of the lives of his parents, brother, and other family members are also present. The collection includes official and personal documents, scrapbooks, family correspondence, biographical and autobiographical narratives, photographs, military documents, newspaper clippings, and other documents.
Dates: 1872-2018; Majority of material found in 1938-1946; 1990-2012
Abstract The collection contains Bernard G. Richards personal and official correspondence, papers from his involvement with the American Jewish Congress and Jewish Information Bureau, published and unpublished writings, publications collected by Richards, articles about Richards and his activities, correspondence and articles from testimonial dinners in honor of Richards, and photographs. Significant correspondents include Joseph Barondess, Louis D. Brandeis, Vladimir Jabotinsky, J.L. Magnes, Louis Marshall, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jacob H. Schiff, Philip Slomovitz, Arthur Hays Sulzberger, Morris Winchovsky, and Stephen S. Wise.
Dates: undated, 1820, 1868, 1895-1996, 1999
Identifier: AR 25834
Abstract This collection holds documentation about the personal and professional life of the artist Berthold M. Herko. It also includes some material about his family members, including members of the Cohn and Bock families. The collection includes many family photographs, official documents, documentation related to exhibits of his work, examples of his work, professional correspondence, and other papers.
Dates: 1915-2017; Majority of material found within 1915-1988
Identifier: AR 25579
Abstract The Bruck-Jacobson Family Collection holds documentation of and genealogical research on this family as well as of members of the related Bruck and Flato families. The collection includes official papers, genealogical notes and family trees, personal and educational papers, receipts, paper currency, research notes, certificates, a handwritten cookbook and a handwritten housekeeping manual, a diary, photographs, and a sketch of a family residence.
Abstract Century Productions produced the one-woman show, "Hannah Senesh: Portrait of a Woman Warrior," written and directed by David Schechter and starring Lori Wilner as Senesh. The script was based on the diaries and poems of the WWII Hungarian-Jewish paratrooper Hannah Senesh, with songs and music composed and arranged by Steven Lutvak with additional music by Schecter and Elizabeth Swados. “Hannah Senesh” ran at the Cherry Hill Theater in New York City from 1984-1985 and traveled throughout the U.S. and Israel until 1987.
Dates: undated, 1983-1987
Identifier: AR 25652
Abstract The Dimon-Kurrein Family Collection contains the assorted papers of the Kurrein, Blau, Dimon, and Loewe families. A special focus is on the family correspondence during and after their emigration to the United States and Palestine in 1934. Official documents, a biographical essay, a family photo album, articles on Max Kurrein and several family trees are included in the collection.
Dates: 1835-2013; Majority of material found in 1930s and 1960s
Identifier: AR 25447
Abstract The Dolly Haas Family Collection documents the significant events in the lives of several Haas family members and it also contains some details of the early career of Dolly Haas. About half the collection consists of family correspondence. In addition there are a diary, wedding papers of Charles and Margarethe Haas, photographs, educational certificates of Dolly Haas and her sister Margarete, some articles, and various other family documents.
Dates: 1883-2011; Majority of material found within 1901-1935
Identifier: AR 2124
Abstract The Dora Segall Material holds papers of Dora Segall, who worked for the Leo Baeck Institute London and her husband Fritz, who was head of the Berlin-based Jüdische Künstlerhilfe. The bulk of the material consists of correspondence and related documentation pertaining to their professional capacities. Over half of the collection relates to Fritz Segall's work and documents the assistance provided to German-Jewish artists by the Künstlerhilfe. In addition to correspondence, the collection holds photographs, articles and clippings and reports.
Dates: 1927-1992; Majority of material found within 1935-1941
Identifier: AR 25676
Abstract The collection is comprised of correspondence, a friendship book, a family tree, and family photographs, which pertain to the life of Edith (Lichtenstein) Freese.
Identifier: AR 25697
Abstract The Edna Ehrlich Collection: Personal Life, Professional Work and Music Interests is an extension of the Edna Ehrlich Papers (AR 25639). This collection includes material on the beginnings of the relationship of Edna and Otto Ehrlich prior to their marriage, on Edna Ehrlich’s friendships and personal life, and on her work as a promoter of Asian music in New York. It also includes a small amount of papers related to her professional work.
Dates: 1941-2015; Majority of material found within 1941-1944, 1985-2001
Abstract The papers of Rabbi Efry Spectre reflect his involvement in the American Soviet Jewry movement. Rabbi Spectre chaired the Detroit Jewish Community Relations Council's Committee on International Concerns and the Detroit Soviet Jewry Committee, that advocated Jewish emigration from the USSR and free expression of Jewish religious and cultural rights within the Soviet Union. The materials include news clippings, correspondence, photographs, pamphlets, memos and notes.
Dates: undated, 1964, 1970-1973, 1975, 1977-1983, 1987-1989
Identifier: AR 25488
Abstract This collection contains materials related to the family history of Elizabeth Strauss Plaut (1911-2003). Family photographs make up the bulk of the collection. Other materials include Plaut’s notes and correspondence regarding genealogy, several of Plaut’s articles about genealogical research, and a few family papers.
Dates: circa 1840s-2010
Identifier: AR 25722
Abstract The Ellis Family Collection consists of the papers of John and Eva Ellis and of many of their related family members. The collection has a particular focus on the education, marriage, and emigration of John (born Hans Elias) and Eva (née Steinitz), with further documentation of the couple's early lives and later professions. In addition, the collection holds a great deal of information on their extended families, with material on the related Elias, Steinitz/ Samuel, Fein, Goldschmidt, Eschwege, Mindus, and related families, including documentation of individual family members and the families in general and their histories. The collection includes extensive family and personal correspondence, official documents and correspondence, personal and professional writing, educational certificates, immigration documentation, photographs and photo albums, family trees and narratives of family history, and other documentation.
Dates: 1830-2009; Majority of material found within 1930-1941
Identifier: AR 25516
Abstract This collection consists of papers of the family of Emil Mosbacher. Prominent are the personal papers and correspondence of Emil and Stephen Sigmund Mosbacher. In addition, the collection holds a number of family photographs and photo albums as well as genealogical information on members of the related Flack and other families.
Dates: 1890-2008; Majority of material found within 1904-1945
Abstract The Eric Breindel Papers (1955-1998) provides a glimpse into the life and untimely passing of New York Post editor and columnist Eric Breindel. The bulk of this collection documents the many awards and honors he received for his contributions to the Jewish community, and the community at large. The collection also includes many photographs of Breindel with friends, colleagues, and notable individuals. Some samples of his writing and research can also be found in the collection. Other interesting material documents the grief of his early death and the sentiments expressed by many about his loss.
Dates: undated, 1943-2007; Majority of material found within 1988-1998
Identifier: AR 25166
Abstract This collection documents the life of the violinist Ernest Drucker, with a larger focus on his professional work in various orchestras and ensembles. The bulk of the collection consists of a large body of correspondence of friends and colleagues, most of them other musicians. Other papers in the collection include official documents, newspaper clippings of reviews and concert announcements, programs for performances, a few copies of photographs and some sketches.
Dates: 1926-2003; Majority of material found within 1935-1965
Identifier: AR 25675
Abstract The correspondence, newspaper clippings, and official documents contained in this collection chronicle the impact of World War II on the life of Erwin Taenzer, an electrician and the son of a rabbi, and his extended family.
Dates: 1923-2007; Majority of material found in 1930s
Identifier: AR 25439
Abstract This collection holds papers of the philosopher Karl Joël and of various members of the Philippson family. Karl Joël's material includes personal and professional correspondence and a considerable amount of his notes, along with newspaper clippings on him and a few articles. Philippson family material largely focuses on Phöbus, Ludwig and Moritz Philippson's family correspondence and writing. Also present are letters of other family members, a few official documents and notes.
Dates: 1828-1949; Majority of material found in 1845-1934
Identifier: AR 25165
Abstract The Eva Abraham-Podietz Family Collection holds the assorted papers of members of the Jacobus, Rosenbaum, Rosenberg and related families. Included in the collection are official documents, personal papers, family trees, photographs, and articles.
Identifier: AR 25456
Abstract The Felix Pinkus Family Collection documents the professional and personal lives of the dermatologist Felix Pinkus and his son Hermann Pinkus, and of other members of their family to a smaller extent. Prominent subjects include their work in dermatology, their artistic interests, Felix Pinkus's travels, and the family in general. This collection comprises a diverse array of formats. Text-based items include correspondence, unpublished writings, notes and research, newspaper clippings and journal articles, educational and professional certificates and documentation, official documents and various kinds of memorabilia. Visual media include photographs, photograph albums, small sketches, drawings and paintings and various types of scrapbooks.
Dates: 1861-1982, 2011; Majority of material found within 1900-1960
Identifier: AR 3171
Abstract The collection contains family history research of the extended Fred Einstein family with genealogical tables, findings from genealogy research and correspondence related to this research. Moreover it includes articles and clippings from and by members of the Fred Einstein family and on general German-Jewish history with a focus on Baden-Wuerttemberg.
Dates: 1871-2010; Majority of material found within 1970-1990
Identifier: AR 6468
Abstract This collection holds the documents of Ismar Frost, his wife Rose Frost (née Wegner) and their family. The collection consists of private correspondence, professional and official correspondence, a large amount of restitution documents, personal documents and family photographs. It also holds Ismar Frost’s and other’s writings – fiction and non-fiction.
Dates: 1871-2003; Majority of material found within 1903-1969
- Leo Baeck Institute 75
- American Jewish Historical Society 47
- American Sephardi Federation 1
- Yeshiva University Museum 1
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 1
- Articles 123
- Photographs 119
- Correspondence 112
- Clippings (information artifacts) 104
- Manuscripts (documents) 42
- Official documents 41
- New York (N.Y.) 37
- Emigration and immigration 34
- Genealogical tables 32
- Notes (documents) 32
- Jewish families 28
- Scrapbooks 28
- Pamphlets 23
- Diaries 22
- Reports 22
- Speeches (documents) 21
- Minutes (administrative records) 20
- Publications (documents) 19
- Berlin (Germany) 18
- Notebooks 18 ∧ less
- English 120
- German 85
- French 38
- Hebrew 36
- Yiddish 18
- Spanish; Castilian 14
- Russian 8
- Italian 7
- Latin 6
- Polish 5
- Czech 4
- Hungarian 4
- Portuguese 4
- Chinese 3
- Dutch; Flemish 3
- Swedish 3
- Amharic 2
- Greek, Modern (1453-) 2
- Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan 2
- ENG 1 ∧ less
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 7
- United Jewish Appeal 7
- American Jewish Historical Society 6
- National Jewish Welfare Board 5
- Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel), 1874-1949 5
- Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds 4
- Jewish Agency for Israel 4
- Zionist Organization of America 4
- American Jewish Congress 3
- Barondess, Joseph, 1867-1928 3
- Begin, Menachem, 1913-1992 3
- Brandeis University 3
- Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941 3
- Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America 3
- Magnes, J. L. (Judah Leon), 1877-1948 3
- National Council of Jewish Women 3
- National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (U.S.) 3
- Yeshiva University 3
- Agudah Yiśreʼelit lemaʻan Yehude Etyopyah 2
- American Association for Ethiopian Jews 2 ∧ less