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David Diamond papers

Identifier: P-59

This Collection contains correspondence relating to Diamond's legal and political career, during which he served as Corporation Counsel for the City of Buffalo, New York State Supreme Court Justice, and on the faculty of the University of Buffalo Law School; material on his activities in the mayoral, gubernatorial, and presidential political campaigns, 1928-1952, among which was the chairmanship of the Buffalo Volunteers for Stevenson, and on his extensive communal and philanthropic activities.

The material concerning his philanthropic activites is cprimarily concerned with the American Civil Liberties Union, the Buffalo Jewish Center, the United Jewish Fund of Buffalo, the United Jewish Appeal, the American Jewish League for Israel, the American-Israel Cultural Foundation, the American Fund for Israel Institutions, the American Friends of the Hebrew University, the State of Israel Bonds, the Independent Zionists of America, the American Zionist Council and the American Christian Palestine Committee.

Collection also includes materials from the Civic Affairs Committee of Erie County; the Children's Aid Society; the United War and Community Fund; the Emergency Committee to Save the Jewish People of Europe; anti-Nazi materials; material on civil rights and anti-discrimination legislation; the problem of church and education; speeches; general correspondence; newspaper clippings; and memorabilia.

Dates: undated, 1928-1968

Jewish Community Center of Dallas Collection

Identifier: I-320

This collection contains program catalogs for the years 1977-1996 and event publicity brochures and fliers for 1981, 1988-1996.

Dates: undated, 1977-1996

Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds records

Identifier: I-69

This collection contains the archives of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, a national coordinating agency which assists national and regional Jewish agencies in the U.S. and Canada in fund raising, community organization, health and welfare planning, public relations, and similar missions.

Collection includes materials of the predecessor agency (Bureau of Jewish Social Research), correspondence, research, budget reports, audits, and reports on the activities of approximately 600 national, local, and overseas Jewish agencies.

Dates: undated, 1906-1998

Joint Advisory Committee records

Identifier: I-191

Contains background material, minutes of meetings, correspondence, memoranda and miscellaneous publications pertaining to the question of religion in the public schools, release time and kosher slaughtering.

Dates: undated, 1947-1972

Joseph Duntow Papers

Identifier: RG 545
Scope and Contents

The collection relates to Duntow's activities in the Workmen's Circle, Southern District. Correspondence, reports and materials from Workmen's Circle publications.

Dates: 1947-1950s

Judah Pilch Papers

Identifier: RG 1145
Scope and Contents

The collection includes: Photograph of a Zeirei Zion conference. Articles by Pilch on the 19th Zionist Congress in Prague. Photograph of American Jewish educational leaders, 1910. Materials relating to the League of Jewish Youth of America. Copies of the youth publication Hed-Ha-Galil.

Dates: 1900-1930s

Kurt Roberg Collection

Identifier: AR 25582

The Kurt Roberg Collection focuses on the immigration and wartime experiences of Kurt Roberg and other members of the Roberg and Marx families, in addition to documentation on the genealogy of the families. The collection contains considerable correspondence, official and other documents, photographs and genealogical research.

Dates: 1818, 1882,1904-2013; Majority of material found within 1938-1946

Leibush Lehrer Papers

Identifier: RG 507
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1908 - 1968

Leon J. Obermayer, papers

Identifier: P-141

The collection contains correspondence, documents, and newspaper clippings relating to the life and activities of Obermayer in local and national Jewish organizations. Includes: correspondence and other materials concerning the Board of Public Education of Philadelphia on which he served as member and then president 1955-1961 (of special interest are the papers pertaining to communism in the schools, educational television, and the problems of minority students); the American Jewish Historical Society of which he served as a member, president and chairman of the Exec. Council (of special interest is the material pertaining to the litigation over the Society's move to Waltham); the Symphony Club (1959-1966); the Penn. Advisory Committee, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (1958-1960); the Penn. Alcoholic Beverage Study (1961-1967); the Heart Association of Southeastern Penn. (1964-1965); the National Committee on Employment of Youth (1965-1968); the American Bar Association Special Committee on Investigation, Solicitation and Handling of Personal Injury Claims (1957-1959); the Committee on Legal Ethics and Grievances (1961-1969); the Penn. Prison Society (1964-1969); the Phila. YM & YWHA (1925-1940, 1967-1968); the Hebrew Sunday School Society (1919-1970); the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, with special reference to Edmond Cahn's opposition to the establishment of Reform Jewish day schools (1964-1965); the Hebrew Union College (1964-1968); B'nai B'rith (1957-1967) and the Philadelphia Bar Assoc. (1937-1977).

Dates: undated, 1913, 1919-1920, 1922, 1924-1930, 1932-1934, 1936-1973, 1976-1978

Leybush Shpitalnik Papers

Identifier: RG 1182
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photographs including Sholem Aleichem schools, Workmen's Circle Schools, family photographs, group photographs.

Dates: 1910-1950s

Mark Wischnitzer Papers

Identifier: RG 767
Scope and Contents

The papers contain: correspondence with Yiddish writers and scholars, 1922-1955, including Ben Zion Dinur, Leib Kvitko, Jacob Lestschinsky, Abraham Liessin, Shmuel Niger, Joseph Opatoshu. Reports from yeshivot in Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Canada, U.S. to Haffkine Foundation for Yeshivot, 1930s. Wischnitzer's notes for a book on yeshivot.

Dates: 1927 - 1955

Marvin Lowenthal, papers

Identifier: P-140

This collection contains Marvin Lowenthal's correspondence, journals, diaries, documents, photographs, memorabilia, and printed materials relating to his life, writings, Zionist activities, and relief work on behalf of German Jewry. Includes material on his youth, school work, and college years, as well as autobiographical writings and family correspondence containing information on Horace Kallen and early 20th century Zionist activities. Of particular note is his later correspondence with Jacob Billikopf, Jerome Frank, Horace M. Kallen, Elmer Rice, Eugene C. Taylor, and Stephen S. Wise.

Dates: undated, 1871-1959

Max Meir Spangenthal Collection

Identifier: LBIJER 68

The collection consists of various materials pertaining to Max Meir Spangenthal.

Dates: 1933-1997, undated

Norman Salit (1896-1960) Papers

Identifier: P-35

This collection contains material relating to Norman Salit's activities with various organizations, including the Synagogue Council of America, the Rabbinical Assembly of America, the Wartime Emergency Commission for Conservative Judaism, the Boy Scouts of America, the Jewish Education Committee, the American Child Guidance Foundation, Religion in American Life, the Valley Forge Foundation, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and the National Community Relations Advisory Council. There are also speeches, writings, sermons, items related to Sharit's legal work and Zionist activities, as well as some letters from Mordecai Kaplan.

Dates: undated, 1916-1965; undated, 1916-1965

Papers of Aaron Fishman

Identifier: RG 377
Scope and Contents

The papers relate to Fishman's activities in Jewish cultural organizations in Philadelphia. Minutes of meetings and correspondence of the Yiddish Culture Society. Letters from Noah Goldberg, Israel Jacob Schwartz, Israel Chaim Pomerantz. Correspondence with Yiddish schools and organizations.

Dates: 1953 - 1965

Papers of Abraham Shifrin

Identifier: RG 631
Scope and Contents

The papers relate primarily to the educational, cultural, and financial activities of the colony and include: minute books, 1941-1973. Reports by A. Shifrin outlining the history of the colony. Manuscripts by A. Shifrin.

Dates: 1937 - 1973

Papers of Benjamin Jacob Bialostotzky

Identifier: RG 479
Scope and Contents

Typescripts of Bialostotzky's works, essays, letters, speeches. Typescripts of works by others. Clippings of articles by and about Bialostotzky's writings. Clippings about other authors. Bialostotzky's notes about various Yiddish writers. Correspondence with Yiddish literary figures including Shlomo Bickel, Menahem Boraisha, Daniel Charney, David Einhorn, Ben Zion Goldberg, Abba Gordin, Chaim Kazdan, Leon Kobrin, Malka Lee, Leibush Lehrer, H. Leivick, Raphael Mahler, Kalman Marmor, Shmuel Niger, Joseph Opatoshu, David Pinsky, Melech Ravitch, Abraham Reisen, A.A. Roback, Israel Jacob Schwartz, Mark Schweid, Zalman Shneur, Nahum Shtif, Abraham Sutzkever, Jennings (Yehudah) Tofel, Lazar Weiner, Max Weinreich, Berish Weinstein.

Dates: 1929 - 1963

Papers of Isaac Levitats

Identifier: RG 663
Scope and Contents

The papers relate to Levitats' work in the field of education in the U.S., Israel and Canada. Reports, correspondence, clippings, memos, surveys, pamphlets, minutes of meetings and curricula relating to the Boards of Jewish Education in Akron (Ohio), Syracuse (N.Y.), Milwaukee (Wisconsin), North Bellmore (N.Y.) and in numerous other cities in the U.S. Curriculum materials: teaching guides and manuals on teaching Hebrew, Bible, Jewish holidays, music, drama. Materials relating to schools in Haifa and to various high schools in New York City. Levitats' doctoral dissertation. Memoirs.

Dates: 1940s-1960s

Papers of Yudel Mark

Identifier: RG 540
Scope and Contents

The papers relate to Mark's position as consultant at the Jewish Education Committee, to his activities in the field of education and to his literary career. Correspondence with Yiddish literary and educational figures, such as Ephraim Auerbach, Aaron Glanz-Leieles, Jacob Glatstein, Abraham Golomb, Chaim Grade, David Ignatoff, Chaim Kazdan, Leibush Lehrer, Joseph Mlotek, Shmuel Niger, Chaim Ormian, Abraham Reisen, Mordkhe Schaechter, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Isaac Nachman Steinberg, Abraham Sutzkever, Max Weinreich, Uriel Weinreich. Correspondence with organizations. Materials relating to the Commission for Yiddish Schools of the Jewish Education Committee: minutes, circulars, reports, surveys, curricula, examinations, Yiddish for adults, visits to schools. Circulars, correspondence with the Teacher's Association, 1943-1963. Circulars and reports of the Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute. Essay contests of the Yiddish P.E.N. Club: list of topics, winners. Congress for Jewish Culture: correspondence, circulars, reports, 1940-1963. Correspondence with YIVO. Manuscripts by Yudel Mark: articles on Yiddish, Jewish education, Yiddish literature. Manuscripts by other writers on educational topics. Surveys on the use of Yiddish conducted in various states.

Dates: 1930s-1975

Philip Sandler Papers

Identifier: RG 420
Scope and Contents

Circulars, pamphlets, brochures from HIAS, YKUF, Congress for Jewish Culture and other organizations relating to Jewish life in Philadelphia. Materials relating to the Workmen's Circle Schools and to International Workers' Order Schools. Clippings relating to Yiddish culture in the U.S.S.R.

Dates: 1950s-1960s

Rabbi Robert L. Lehman Collection

Identifier: AR 25598

The Rabbi Robert L. Lehman Collection focuses on the development of a rabbi and of his role leading his congregations. The collection includes copious sermons, substantial correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, notes, congregational and conference publications, photographs, diplomas, and a few objects.

Dates: 1928-2013; Majority of material found within 1950-2002

Records of the Board of Jewish Education (Chicago, Ill.)

Identifier: I-316

The bulk of the collection contains teaching manuals and aids issued by the Board in a variety of different subjects. Other materials includecatalogs, correspondence, newsletters, publications and songbooks.

Dates: undated, 1928-1972

Records of the Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture (Doylestown, Pa.)

Identifier: I-36

This collection contains correspondence (primarily 1951-1967) relating to finances and the activities of the School; mimeographed minutes of the meetings of the Board of Trustees (1952-1961); printed material relating to Founder's Day Convocations and Commencement Exercises; a copy of the charter and amended by-laws for the years 1952, 1959, and 1960; catalogues (1941-43, 1946-47, 1952-53, 1957-59); and annual reports (1902-1945).

Dates: 1899-1989

Records of the Jewish Center of Buffalo

Identifier: I-315
Dates: undated, 1945-1969, 1985

Records of the Jewish Education Committee

Identifier: RG 592

This collection contains the administrative records of Jewish Education Committee as well as materials from the National Council for Jewish Education and the American Association for Jewish Education. The Jewish Education Committee was a Jewish educational organization in New York concerned with coordination of educational activities as well as development of educational resources for the Jewish secular school systems in the U.S. and was organized in June 1939. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, conference materials, surveys, and publications.

Dates: 1939-1972

Samuel Price papers

Identifier: P-95

Collection contains the personal diaries, correspondence, and other miscellaneous materials of Samuel Price. Along with personal documents, this collection includes items relating to Jewish community life in the Northeastern United States.

Dates: 1913-1962

Stephen Wise papers

Identifier: P-134

The collection has been arranged according to the following broad subject areas: personal affairs; speeches, sermons, and articles, both manuscript and published; the Free Synagogue in New York City; the Jewish Institute of Religion; American Jewish affairs; relations between the Jewish and non-Jewish communities; New York City affairs; United States affairs; the press (both Jewish and non-Jewish); world affairs; the American Jewish Congress and World Jewish Congress; refugees; Zionism; Palestine and Israel; arts and letters; and individual corrspondence of a general nature.

Dates: 1841-1978

United States Territorial Collection

Identifier: RG 117
Dates: 1890's-1970's

Workmen's Circle

Identifier: RG 575
Scope and Contents

The collection consists for the most part of records of the national administrative offices of the Workmen's Circle but also includes some internal records of local branches. Workmen's Circle constitutions and early documents, 1893-1911. Minutes of the National Executive Committee, NEC circulars, publicity materials. Minutes of the National Organization Committee and the National Administration Committee. Files of Executive Secretaries Joseph Baskin and Nathan Chanin and of Benjamin Gebiner, Assistant Executive Secretary. Correspondence and other materials of the Cemetery Department, Education Department, Workmen's Circle School Committee, Sanatorium Department, Benefit Committee, Grievance Committee. Membership records. Materials relating to Workmen's Circle annual conventions. Financial records. Records of Workmen's Circle Schools in New York, New Jersey, California, Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, Michigan, Washington D.C., Texas, Pennsylvania. Minutes, school programs, some class records, lists of students. Correspondence of the Folksbiene Theater. Materials on Workmen's Circle Home for the Eastern Zone. Some fragmentary materials on camps. Samples of Workmen's Circle publications. Internal records of local W.C. branches throughout the U.S., including minutes, financial records, correspondence.

Dates: 1893 - 1972

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