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The records of the American Jewish Historical Society, the oldest national ethnic historical organization in the United States, include correspondence of officers and staff as well as inter-office memos, multiple versions of the constitution and by-laws of the society, meeting minutes of administrative branches and committees, membership and financial records, reports, exhibit materials, records relating to the society’s library and archival holdings, press releases and newspaper clippings, and publications and newsletters created by the society. There are also materials from various programs, such as meetings and conferences, tours, lectures, awards and dinners, films, and educational programs.
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.
The Emil Schorsch Collections documents professional activities of Emil Schorsch, a Rabbi and a communal leader, after his emigration from Germany in 1939. The collection includes brochures, booklets, clippings, correspondence, notes, immigration documents, printed materials, and writings.
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.
Isidore Meyer was an editor (1940-1968), librarian (1940-1962) and archivist (1940-1968) at the American Jewish Historical Society and a rabbi at the Jewish Center of Bay Shore, Long Island (1937-1943). Also a historian, Meyer wrote and spoke on the use, study and impact of Hebrew language and texts during the colonial period in the United States. The collection documents his AJHS career, historical writing and research, rabbinical work, teaching experience and general professional activities. Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, notes, photostats, clippings, printed materials, photographs, slides and negatives.
Morris U. Schappes, self-taught historian of American Jewish History, author, teacher, and editor of Jewish Currents for 40 years, is also known as a victim of hearings conducted in 1941 by the Rapp-Coudert Committee, a New York legislative committee investigating Communist activities in the state educational system.
This collection is comprised of materials related to the Rapp-Coudert proceedings and Schappes' subsequent imprisonment, and of materials generated in the following decades. Topics represented include academic freedom, Communism in the U.S., the roles of Jews in U.S. history, and Emma Lazarus. The formats primarily present in the collection are research notes, manuscripts, clippings, and correspondence.
This collection contains correspondence between Abraham Cahan and many important literary and political figures, as well as Yiddish manuscripts sent to Cahan for consideration in the Forward and notes and drafts of Cahan’s own writings. There are also several articles written about Cahan, before and after his death. These materials serve to illustrate both Cahan’s importance in the literary and publishing fields as well as his involvement in the American socialist and labor movements.
This collection contains correspondence between Chaim Zhitlowsky and many important political figures and organizations, as well as manuscripts and other writings, some written by Zhitlowsky and some written by others. There are also notes and other materials from speeches and lectures that Zhitlowsky gave, financial documents, articles written about Zhitlowsky, newspaper clippings of articles by Zhitlowsky, materials from celebrations held in Zhitlowsky’s honor, photographs, excerpts from his works, and various other assorted items. These materials serve to illustrate both Zhitlowsky’s importance in the Yiddish and Russian literary field and his deep involvement in the American and Russian-Jewish Socialist, Territorialist and Diaspora Nationalism movements.
This collection contains correspondence between Mendel Osherowitch and many important literary and political figures, as well as Yiddish manuscripts by Osherowitch, clippings, photos, and obituaries and letters written to his family after his death. These materials illustrate Osherowitch’s importance in the Yiddish literary field as well as his role in various Jewish organizations.
- American Jewish Historical Society 4
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 4
- Leo Baeck Institute 1
- New York (N.Y.) 8
- Photographs 8
- Manuscripts (documents) 6
- Israel 5
- Jews -- United States -- Periodicals 4
- Newspaper publishing 4
- Financial records 3
- Forṿerṭs (New York, N.Y.) 3
- Notes (documents) 3
- Scrapbooks 3
- United States 3
- Yiddish newspapers 3
- Der Tog (New York) 2
- Drafts (documents) 2
- Jewish archives 2
- Jewish libraries 2
- Newspaper editors 2 + ∧ less
- Hebrew 8
- Yiddish 8
- French 6
- Russian 5
- Polish 3
- YIVO Archives 4
- Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957 3
- Jewish Theological Seminary of America 3
- Cahan, Abraham, 1860-1951 2
- Friedman, Lee M. (Lee Max), 1871-1957 2
- Meyer, Isidore S. 2
- Rogoff, Harry, 1882- 2
- Starkman, Moshe, 1906-1975 2
- Yiddish Writers’ Union 2
- Abramovitch, Raphael R., 1880-1963 1
- Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940 1
- American Association for Ethiopian Jews 1
- American Historical Association 1
- American Jewish Archives 1
- An-Ski, S., 1863-1920 1
- Association to Perpetuate the Memory of the Ukrainian Jews 1
- Baron, Salo W. (Salo Wittmayer), 1895-1989 1
- Bellesiles, Michael A. 1
- Ben-Zvi, Itzhak, 1884-1963 1
- Brandeis University 1 + ∧ less