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Aaron Lopez (1731-1782) was a member of the Converso (converted) community of Portugal. In order to freely practice Judaism, he and his family left Portugal and relocated to British North America, settling in Newport, Rhode Island and later, Massachusetts. He began a successful mercantile business and eventually became a key supplier of the American revolutionary forces.
The collection contains numerous shipping records along with correspondence and accounts with merchants, mercantile families, and firms including Henry Lloyd of Boston, Henry Cruger of Bristol, George Hayley of London, William Stead of Sheffield and New Bedford whaler Joseph Rotch. The collection contains manifests, mercantile accounts, notations, correspondence and inventories of estates for several of the children of Aaron Lopez.
The Abe Grubère collection documents the work of Abe Grubère (also known as Abraham Gruber), a New York City fashion designer, active in the field of fashion from the 1920s to the 1960s. The papers reflect the work of Grubère as a designer and also document his involvement with the Central High School for Needle Trades, where he helped to organize a class that was held at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in the summer of 1942. Although the bulk of the documents found in the collection consists of sketches, the collection also includes clippings, booklets, correspondence, financial documentation, and materials pertaining to Grubère's teaching activities.
Under the employ of the New York Kehillah, detective Abraham Shoenfeld infiltrated and documented Jewish crime rings, prostitution houses and gambling establishments from 1912 to 1917. For the American Jewish Committee from 1938 to 1964, he investigated anti-Semitic organizations and individuals. He also authored a controversial book about the New York crime world, The Joy Peddler, and he was at work on other pieces of fiction and his memoirs. The bulk of his papers consist of investigative reports and research for the American Jewish Committee, his manuscripts, and his collection of anti-Semitic literature.
The collection contains papers Abraham Silverstein, an American Soviet Jewry movement activist who co-founded and co-chaired the Academy of the Air for Jewish Studies, an agency that prepared educational shortwave radio programs for Jews in the Soviet Union. The materials include correspondence, memos, project descriptions and reports, news clippings, transcripts of lectures, research materials and 18 audiocassettes with recordings of the programs.
This collection consists of materials related to Adolf Lorch’s efforts to support the emigration of family members and others from Germany between 1934 and the early 1950s. The bulk is made up of correspondence and affidavits. Also included are other family papers, business correspondence, a biographical sketch, and a photograph of Lorch.
This collection contains material by financial executive Adolphe Warner about German banking in the 1930s, as well as material about his family, particularly his father Moritz Werner.
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).
The collection contains papers of Alan M. Kohn, a former emergency preparedness operations officer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and a former president of Temple Beth Sholom, the Conservative Synagogue of Brevard County, Florida. It documents Mr. Kohn's participation in the Rally for Soviet Jewry outside of the John F. Kennedy Space Center of NASA on July 15, 1975. The occasion for the rally was the launch of the Apollo spacecraft manned with three astronauts for a rendezvous with the Soviet Soyuz manned spacecraft on the Apollo-Soyuz Space Mission. The purpose of the rally was to raise public awareness of the plight of the Jews in the Soviet Union and to demand their freedom. The collection includes part of an unpublished, novelized memoir written by Alan M. Kohn in 1995, that focused on the rally. The collection also contains a letter of introduction to the memoir.
This collection contains a considerable amount of correspondence relating to Albert Oppenheimer's restitution and inheritance cases, as well as a number of personal, family, and vital records (mostly photocopies) and a large number of photographs.
This collection primarily consists of letters written to Albert Bamberger from his parents and brother between 1938 and 1941. His mother was able to acquire an affidavit of support for one family member to immigrate to the United States from Germany, in 1938; Albert was chosen and settled in Baltimore. The letters mostly concern the (ultimately failed) emigration attempts of Bamberger's parents and brother. The collection also contains other correspondence as well as materials reflecting Bamberger's efforts to secure his family's immigration into the United States.
This collection contains materials collected and created by Albert Phiebig in the course of his genealogical work. It primarily documents the history of the Phiebig family and related families, but also contains original materials from his ancestors and genealogical tables of other German-Jewish families, as well as other genealogical material and a few personal materials.
The bulk of this collection consists of materials docmenting the research of Alexander Altmann on German and German-Jewish history, particularly the philosophy of Moses Mendelssohn.
This collection documents the business of Café Éclair and the lives of the Winter family. The collection contains reviews of the café, and a guestbook with signatures of Austrian and American intellectuals and artists. The collection also includes the Winter family's documents from Austria (work and academic records) as well as clippings from their arrival and residence in the United States.
This collection documents the personal experience of Alexander Turney with a particular emphasis on his childhood in Berlin, his emigration to the United States, and his activities as a tango dancer later in life. Materials include photographs, correspondence, clippings, programs, limited materials on family history, and an oral history interview transcript.
The collection holds primarily e-copies of Alice Muehsam’s correspondence with AAUW, 1941-1943. Also included are her CV and a description of her research, together with German letters of recommendation in reference to her dissertation, 1937-1938 (folders 1 and 2); as well as American letters of recommendation (folder 3).
Professional and vital certificates, diplomas, honors, awards, and essays on feminism and social work.
This collection contains materials about Kurt Alten, his parents Emil Aron and Selma Aron-Alten, and the family of his sister, Elli Loewenthal. The bulk consists of restitution files for Kurt Alten and Selma Aron-Alten. Other materials include documents about Kurt Alten and his family. Most of these are of an administrative or official nature. There are also documents about Alten's extended family and some genealogical information about the Aron and Cohn families. There is little personal material in this collection.
The Altschuler and Weinberger Families Collection includes materials related to the history of these families prior to World War II as well as materials that shed light on the fate of various members of the Altschuler and Weinberger families during the Holocaust. The collection consists of correspondence, printed materials, documents, photographs, genealogical materials such as charts and family trees, stammbuch (most likely belonging to Helen Altschuler), and a handwritten cookbook.
The American Federation of Jews from Central Europe Collection consists of the Federation’s office files. This includes professional correspondence, by-laws, materials related to meetings and lectures, newspaper clippings, photographs, meeting minutes, reports, speeches, drafts, financial records, legal documents and forms, materials related to immigration and naturalization, newsletters and circulars, membership records, personnel files, restitution materials, oral history transcripts, and items of various related organizations and synagogues. There are also some personal documents sent to the AFJCE by members of the public.
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.
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.
The collection contains background materials pertaining to the formation of the Conference, the election of delegates, financial records, memoranda, reports, and incomplete minutes of the Conference and its committees. It also includes extensive correspondence of the Administrative Secretary Jesse B. Calmenson, for March-December, 1943. The major portion of the collection consists of transcripts of the first through fourth sessions (1943-1947) of the Plenum and committees of the Conference. The published material in the collection includes the Bulletin of the activities and Digest of the press.
Contains the minutes, reports, and financial records of the Executive Committee for the American Jewish Historical Exhibition pertaining to the planning and execution of the Exhibition, as well as printed material and member correspondence, arranged alphabetically; also includes also a collection of printed material relating to the International Exposition at St. Louis, in 1904.
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.
Contains records on the formation, purpose, and activities of the American Jewish League for Israel, as reflected in organizational documents (including minutes), event literature, publications (including the AJLI newsletter, AJLI Bulletin, later called the AJLI News Bulletin and other titles), scholarship material, financial information, membership appeals, correspondence, media coverage, and photographs.
The AMIT records contain correspondence, periodicals, program, project, and subject files, films, reports, convention and chapter material and photographs that document the organizational activities, educational and humanitarian achievements in Israel, and fundraising efforts of this American Jewish Zionist volunteer organization from 1933-2005. The AMIT Records were donated to the American Jewish Historical Society in 2010. The donation, while incomplete, represents the most complete set of documents, to date, related to the projects and achievements of AMIT and its history as the American Mizrachi Women's Organization.
This collection contains documents, photographs, and manuscripts by and about Anne Lisa (Anneliese) Rotenberg née Erlanger (1925, Ichenhausen, Germany - 2013, New York) and her family.
The Annual and Mid-Winter National Conventions Records document the proceedings and outcomes of the conventions and conferences attended by Hadassah’s National Board as well as by convention delegates from the various regions of Hadassah. The conventions in particular are where local and regional leaders meet with each other and the National Board and learn about Hadassah’s various projects and committees. This record group also includes annual reports from 1926-2001.
The collection holds Anny Bernstein’s correspondence, which she received from her family in Vienna, Austria and other places, while living in New York. Also included is an offprint with an article about Ann’s husband Frank Zwillinger (1909-1989).
The records consist of documentation of the Anti-Defamation League efforts to track and counter activities of the John Birch Society from its founding in 1958 through the mid-1970s. The material was organized by the ADL New England regional office and consists of correspondence, including copies of internal JBS material, memoranda, a large volume of newspaper clippings, as well as pamphlets, publications and reports.
- Leo Baeck Institute 384
- American Jewish Historical Society 197
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 21
- American Sephardi Federation 8
- Yeshiva University Museum 1
- Correspondence 601
- Photographs 310
- United States -- Emigration and immigration 263
- Clippings (information artifacts) 261
- New York (N.Y.) 187
- United States 172
- Official documents 142
- Manuscripts (documents) 128
- Legal documents 95
- Genealogical tables 94
- Emigration and immigration 83
- Articles 79
- Reports 78
- Antisemitism 75
- Minutes (administrative records) 75
- Financial records 68
- Memorandums 67
- Jews, Soviet 65
- Pamphlets 65
- Berlin (Germany) 63 + ∧ less
- English 575
- German 421
- Hebrew 159
- French 145
- Yiddish 88
- Russian 59
- Spanish; Castilian 49
- Polish 34
- Italian 29
- Dutch; Flemish 27
- Czech 16
- Hungarian 15
- Chinese 13
- Portuguese 12
- Latin 8
- Swedish 8
- Greek, Modern (1453-) 7
- Ladino 6
- Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan 5
- Arabic 4 + ∧ less
- Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America 17
- National Conference on Soviet Jewry (U.S.) 16
- American Jewish Committee 15
- American Jewish Congress 14
- Nudel, Ida 14
- Shcharansky, Anatoly 14
- Union of Councils for Soviet Jews 14
- Gurs (Concentration camp) 13
- Theresienstadt (Concentration camp) 13
- National Jewish Welfare Board 12
- Szold, Henrietta, 1860-1945 12
- YIVO Archives 12
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 11
- Anti-defamation League 11
- Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel), 1874-1949 11
- Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940 10
- B'nai B'rith 10
- Zionist Organization of America 10
- Jewish Theological Seminary of America 9
- National Community Relations Advisory Council (U.S.) 9 + ∧ less