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Abe Grubère Papers

 Collection
Identifier: YUM 01
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1841-1949, 1921-1966; Majority of material found within 1930-1959

Abraham Salomon Weissman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25865
Abstract

The collection contains materials pertaining to the life and work of Abraham Solomon (Salo) Weissman(n). Materials in this collection include official documents, correspondence, and photographs. Most of the materials pertain to everyday life in pre-war Germany, as well as the struggle to help people escape the country during the war.

Dates: 1907 - 1982

Addenda to the Joseph Braunstein Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25848
Abstract

Addenda to the Joseph Braunstein Collection hold the private and professional documents of Dr. Joseph Braunstein, a musicologist and amateur mountaineer from Vienna. The addenda cover Braunstein’s successful emigration to the United States, as well as his activism at “Alpenverein Donauland” in Austria during the 1920s and 1930s. They further document many of his travels abroad.

Dates: 1892-1996

Adler Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-890
Abstract

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Celia Adler and Lazar Freed, including theatrical materials such as scripts, programs and sheet music, correspondence, newspaper clippings, assorted publications, and photographs of many of the members of the Adler family and their friends from the Yiddish theater. These materials reflect the wide scope of the Adler acting family and their immense influence on Yiddish theater, Broadway and motion pictures.

Dates: 1893-1992; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1977

Adolf Leschnitzer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25320 / MF 897
Abstract

The Adolf Leschnitzer Collection documents the life and professional activities of Adolf Leschnitzer, researcher, historian, and teacher. The collection includes brochures, booklets, clippings, correspondence, financial, vital, and immigration documents, minutes, notes, photographs, printed materials, and writings, by Adolf Leschnitzer as well as other authors. Additionally, there are materials dealing with other members of the Leschnitzer family, namely his wife, Maria Leschnitzer, née Bratz, her mother, Elly Bratz, née Michael, Adolf and Maria Leschnitzers' son, Michael Lesch, also known as Michael Leschnitzer, and Adolf and Albertt Frank.

Dates: 1886-1986; Majority of material found in 1937-1973

Adolf Schwersenz Family Collection

 Collection
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

Albert F. Hirsch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1187
Abstract

This collection contains documents related to Albert Friedrich Hirsch, his family and the Philanthropin School in Frankfurt am Main, at which Hirsch was headmaster. Prominent topics are emigration and the school's fate under the Nazi regime as well as the attempts of its former pupils and faculty to stay in touch after 1945. The papers in this collection include some original material from the late 19th century through World War I and the "Third Reich" as well as several typescripts from the 1950s and 1960s that are related to a memorial book, which was eventually published in 1964.

Dates: 1880-1991; Majority of material found within 1930s-1960s

Alfred Werner Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7158
Abstract

This collection documents the professional life of Austro-American art historian and journalist Alfred Werner (1911-1979). After being released from Dachau in 1939, Werner fled to New York. From 1940 to 1979, he wrote thousands of stories, reviews, and columns, and was an editor of or contributor to dozens of art magazines and Jewish periodicals. His primary interests were European, Jewish, and Zionist political affairs, and 19th and 20th-century European and American art, with an emphasis on Jewish and Israeli artists. The bulk of the collection consists of his published output. The collection also contains some additional professional material, such as manuscripts, research materials, and reference photographs, as well as a few personal documents.

Dates: 1914-1979; Majority of material found within 1940-1979

American-Israel Pavilion, New York World's Fair (1964-1965) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-585
Abstract

The records of the World’s Fair American-Israel Pavilion consists of materials relating to the American-Israel Pavilion at the 1964 World’s Fair. The collection contains numerous pictures of the Pavilion, both while it was under construction and while it was in use during the Fair, as well as newspaper articles. The collection also contains a souvenir guide and press releases from the opening. The collection also details the disagreement between the American-Israeli World’s Fair Corporation and the Jordanian Pavilion regarding an inflammatory mural through correspondence, press releases, and articles from various sources.

Dates: 1961-1965

American Jewish Historical Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-1
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1883-2003; Majority of material found within 1892-2000

American Jewish League for Israel (AJLI), records

 Collection
Identifier: I-537
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1927, 1957-2009

Archives of the Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews

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Identifier: AR 25443
Abstract

This collection contains the records of the Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews, an organization founded in 1961, in New York City, by members of the Joseph Popper unit of B’nai B’rith, to foster and disseminate knowledge about the history and culture of Jews in the Czech and Slovak lands. Along with the Joseph Popper unit and, later, the Holocaust Survivors of Slovakia, the society sponsored an annual memorial service held in New York City to honor Czechoslovak Jews who perished in the Holocaust. A majority of the records are from the tenure of Rabbi Norman Patz as president (1994-2008). The materials primarily comprise correspondence, and items related to the annual memorial service, including texts of addresses, and yizkor memorial booklets. Also included are meeting minutes, letters to the membership, financial reports, writings, speeches, obituaries, clippings, photographs, and printed ephemera. The society's correspondence reflects its participation in cultural events related to Czech and Slovak Jewish history, as well as its relationship to the Jewish communities in the Czech Republic and, to a lesser extent, Slovakia; some correspondence with members contains genealogical information.

Dates: 1962-2010; Majority of material found within 1992-2010

Arthur A. Goren Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-985
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

Beigel Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25944
Abstract

The Beigel Family Collection holds materials about the Beigel family members from Berlin. The collection consists of post-war personal correspondence between the various family members and documents on restitution claims. It includes original handwritten letters and papers from the time Liane Beigel (née Bick) was in Sweden, as well as official correspondence with the United Restitution Organization after she immigrated to the United States. Also included are her husband Horst Beigel’s restitution claims against Interessengemeinschaft Farbenindustrie AG.

Dates: 1945-1994; 1945-1969

Berlin to Broadway Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25584
Abstract

This collection contains scripts, newspaper clippings, musical scores, playbills, correspondence, reviews, advertisements, photographs, and other documents pertaining to the production of “Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage.” The show was written and produced by Hank Kaufman and Gene Lerner who created the show to honor the life of Kurt Weill through his music. Also included are musical scores of various pieces by Kurt Weill.

Dates: 1971-1993; Majority of material found within 1972-1975; Majority of material found within 1986-1988

Bernard Bernstein Archive

 Collection
Identifier: YUM 02
Abstract

Bernard Bernstein Collection documents professional activities of Bernard Bernstein, a jeweler, metal smith, writer, and teacher. The collection includes artifacts, correspondence, documents, manuscripts, printed materials, photographs and other visual materials, and sketches.

Dates: 1941-2008; Majority of material found within 1960-1984

Bernhard Altmann Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25672
Abstract

The collection holds papers, photographs, documents and correspondence pertaining to four generations of the Altmann family. Topics of the collection are, among others, the lives of the family members in Austria-Hungary, in pre-war Austria, in the emigration process and in the United States. Part of the material focuses on the family’s genealogy. The collection comprises correspondence, memoirs, personal and official papers, family photographs, postcards and some notes.

Dates: 1916-1987; Majority of material found within 1933-1966

Bertha Badt-Strauss Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3945
Abstract

The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence to Bertha Badt-Strauss from various writers and friends between 1940 and 1969. The letters deal with topics related to emigration/immigration, Judaism, Zionism and publishing opportunities in the United States and Mexico. Included are manuscripts, poems, photographs and clippings of Badt-Strauss's correspondents, as well as some of her own writings.

Dates: 1935-2011; Majority of material found within 1940-1969

Berthold M. Herko Collection

 Collection
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

Berwin-Neisser Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25895
Abstract

This collection contains papers related to the lives of individuals belonging to the Berwin and Neisser families. The papers include documents related to the business operations of the Guttman company. as well as documents related to the emigration of the Berwin and Neisser families to Israel and the United States. The materials include correspondence; official documents; newspaper clippings; publications; and photographs.

Dates: 1890-2011; Majority of material found within 1938-1969

Boris Smolar Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-588
Abstract

This collection contains materials pertaining to the life and career of Boris Smolar, a journalist and editor-in-chief of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and an author of children's books.

Dates: undated, 1913-1985

Carol Davidson Baird Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10302
Abstract

The Carol Davidson Baird Papers contain documentation of her family history. The collection includes copies of photographs, certificates and letters of various family members since 1862. It also contains genealogical charts reaching back to the 15th century.

Dates: 1755-2002; Majority of material found within 1918-1988

Carol Kahn Strauss Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25211
Abstract

This collection documents the history of the Kahn family from the 19th century to the end of the 20th century. The bulk of the materials relate to Alfred and Lotte Kahn, who fled Germany for New York City in 1939, where Alfred made a career as a lawyer and Lotte as a stockbroker. Paper materials include a family tree, vital records, correspondence, memoirs, education and emigration records, World War I military records, clippings, speeches, and ephemera. Papers showing the activities of the Kahn family in the Congregation Habonim in New York City are also included, as well as a large amount of family photographs ranging from the 1880s to 1969.

Dates: 1826-1999

Carola S. Trier Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25039/MF 771
Abstract

The Carola S. Trier collection consists of the personal documents of Carola S. Trier. The bulk of the collection consists of her memoirs, covering a period from 193 to 1942. The collection also includes Carola S. Trier's personal and official correspondence and personal documents, as well as notes and notebooks by her father, Eduard Strauss. Also included clippings, mostly from The New York Times and Aufbau.

Dates: 1910-2000

David Friedmann Freemason Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25766
Abstract

This collection contains documents related to the membership of David Friedmann in several Freemason organizations. The materials include correspondence; official documents; newspaper clippings; and photographs. Most of the materials relate to the correspondence between David and the different Freemason lodges he was a member of as well as official documents documenting the membership of the lodges.

Dates: 1946-1965

Doris Orgel Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25931
Abstract

This collection contains the papers of the children's author and translator Doris Orgel. It primarily focuses on her career as a writer of children's books, and documents both her writing process as well as her interaction with colleagues including publishers, editors, agents, and other authors. Included in this collection are many drafts of her stories and novels, a large amount of notes and notebooks, research, reviews, professional correspondence, idea files, contracts, biographical articles, , and a small amount of personal papers.

Dates: 1954-2014; Majority of material found within 1978-2008

Doris Perlhefter Rauch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25930
Abstract

This collection pertains to the life of Doris Rauch (née Perlhefter), her uncle Norbert Troller, and fellow Holocaust survivors Oscar Bittner and Oscar Jellinek. It encompasses government documents and Rauch’s identification forms issued by the United States and Czechoslovakia, as well as her correspondence relating to family and Holocaust history in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Included are photographs of friends and family engaged in recreation or as posed portraits, the great majority in black and white. Authored by Norbert Troller himself are a memoir manuscript and family tree denoting those members killed during the Holocaust.

Dates: 1915-2006

Dorothy Filene Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7202 / MF 984
Abstract

The Dorothy Filene collection documents the personal life and professional activities of Dorothy Filene, née Finkelstein and to a lesser extent personal lives of a number of members of the Finkelstein family. This collection consists of a variety of materials such as correspondence, clippings, annual reports, brochures, job applications, notes and other school materials, minutes, and various manuals, used by Dorothy Filene in her work as a social worker.

Dates: 1860s-1972; Majority of material found in 1900-1962

Educational Alliance Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG 312
Abstract

The Educational Alliance functioned as a settlement house on New York’s Lower East Side beginning in 1889, eventually evolving into a community center in the 1920s. The Educational Alliance Records most comprehensively document the aims and activities of the Educational Alliance following WWII and into the 1960s, beginning with Mordecai Kessler’s tenure as Executive Director in 1945. However, meeting minutes and legal documents date back to 1879. Materials include minutes, correspondence, individual records, newsletters, photographs, announcements, deeds, clippings, reports, and financial records.

Dates: 1879-1968; Majority of material found within 1945-1967

Einstein, Exstein, Bloch and Rosenbloom Families Genealogy Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25686
Abstract

Joan Adams had researched intensively her Jewish family’s history. The collection presents her ancestors since the 18th century and shows the connections between several German Jewish families, which migrated to the United States.

Dates: 1748-2002; Majority of material found within 1850-1915

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