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Additional Records of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in the Lithuanian Central State Archives
The materials in this collection constitute a semi-random sample of the pre-war archive that was transferred to the Central State Archives of the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic following the liquidation of the Vilnius Jewish Museum in 1949. The collection includes records of YIVO work and activities, financial records, correspondence, and publications; documents about pogroms in Ukraine, and Red Army and Soviet activity in Vilna and Bialystok; and a significant amount of records of socialist, communist, and Zionist political parties, as well as associated newspapers and one-time publications.
Contains a bibliography of articles by Borochov published in 6 Yiddish newspapers in New York City, 1914-1917; and copy of lecture given by Gal at American Jewish Archives (1990).
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.
This collection contains newspapers designated as Pre-1851 (I-531), Post-1850 (I-531A) and Miscellaneous (I-531B) Newspaper Collections. The newspapers are primarily from cities within the United States with some from world locales such as London, Grenada, Barbados, Curacao, Mexico, Montreal and Toronto. A few newspapers are from the Jewish press, though the greater majority of newspapers are not Jewish in origin but contain articles, references, advertisements, or other printed matter regarding Jews. The collection has a downloadable article index that can be used to pinpoint material in the first portion of the collection (Pre-1851) designated as I-531.
Collection contains primarily the papers created during the administration of Philip Slomovitz (president of the Association, 1945-1954), including: printed copies of the by-laws, typescripts of the minutes of meetings (1945-47), membership bulletins, press releases, general correspondence relating to the activities of the Association (dealing in part with unethical advertising practices of newspapers, 1951-1961), correspondence and reports of meetings with spokesmen for national Jewish organizations (1945-46), and correspondence concerning conventions of the Association (in 1949, commemorating the centennial of the Anglo-Jewish Press in America, containing correspondence with President Truman; in 1953, marking the 300th anniversary of the settlement of the Jews in America).
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.
This collection contains the correspondence of the Anti-Nazi Boycott Committee of the Jewish War Veterans appealing for support against Nazi activities in the United States, 1933, and to assist Nazi sufferers in Europe, as well as other correspondence and printed material describing the purpose, history, and activities of the national organization and local chapters. Included is a scrapbook (1924-1930) containing newspaper clippings in English and Yiddish relating to protests against the massacres of the Jews in Romania and the riots in Palestine in 1929, as well as appeals for financial and political support on behalf of Palestine Jewry. A large portion of this collection consists of photographs depicting the work of the organization.
The collection consists of research materials collected by Daniel Horn on anti-Semitism, ritual murder cases, etc. in Austria and specifically in Vienna, as well as on Zionism. The materials include Horn’s notes, excerpts from various publications, many manuscripts and a large amount of clippings, all either in original form or in photocopies.
The Elias Tcherikower Collection documents the professional and personal life of Elias Tcherikower, a scholar, communal activist, and one of the founders of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, and to a smaller extent personal life of his wife, Riva Tcherikower, née Teplitski. Collected here are Tcherikower’s writings, professional and personal correspondence, photographs, manuscripts by other scholars, research materials, printed materials, financial documents, conference and exhibit materials, minutes of meetings, bibliographic materials and personal materials of Riva Tcherikower, née Teplitski, and Chaim Tcherikower.
This collection of mainly anti-Semitic material was compiled by a Jewish librarian of German descent who infiltrated the pro-Nazi community developing in New York City in the years leading up to World War II. The bulk of the collection consists of publications and printed matter, with the notable exception of narrative reports that describe first-hand experiences and observations of Nazi-affiliated events. Document types include advertisements, event announcements, books, clippings, correspondence, magazines and newspapers, travel guides, political memorabilia, and other print ephemera.
Newspaper editor and publisher Philip Slomovitz was an active member of the Detroit Jewish community, and the Zionist movement. During his 40+ years as head of The Jewish News, the Detroit-based newspaper he founded, Slomovitz addressed issues of concern to the American Jewish community, and was a relentless campaigner against instances of discrimination and anti-Semitism.
Certificate of incorporation, 1891. Manuscript of union by-laws, 1888. Minutes of regular and executive meetings, 1901-1959. Correspondence with unions, organizations and individuals. Financial records, 1948-1954. Membership register, 1898-1948. Scrapbooks, memorabilia, press clippings about the strike against the Day, 1941.
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.
This collection documents the work of Ira Berkow, an American sportswriter. Berkow was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 7, 1940 and attended Roger C. Sullivan High School in the Rogers Park section of Chicago, where he graduated from in 1957. His college career began at Miami University (BA, 1963) and ended at Northwestern University (MSJ, 1965). His first post as a sportswriter was with the Minneapolis Tribune (1965-1967). He then moved on to the syndicated news service Newspaper Enterprise Association where he worked as a columnist and writer from 1967-1976. In 1981, he started as a sports feature writer and columnist for the New York Times. He remained at the NY Times until his retirement in 2007. This collection contains correspondence and photographs of Ira Berkow and documents his relationship with leaders in sports, politics, religion, and the arts. The collection also contains selected articles and appearances on television and radio made during his career.
Correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts, relating to London's publishing activities. Letters from Daniel Charney, Aaron Glanz-Leieles, Jacob Glatstein, Abraham Golomb, H. Leivick, Leib Olitzky, Melech Ravitch, Zalman Shneur, Abraham Sutzkever. Manuscripts and typescripts by H. Leivick, Reuveni, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Abraham Sutzkever. Typescript of a Yiddish translation of a work by Shmuel Yosef Agnon.
Correspondence with individuals including: A. Almi, Shalom Asch, Nahum Baruch Minkoff, Abraham Cahan, Daniel Charney, Aaron Glanz-Leieles, Jacob Glatstein, Ephim Jeshurin, Zavel Kwartin, Herman (Chaim) Lieberman, Leibush Lehrer, Mani Leib, Kalman Marmor, Kadia Molodowsky, Moshe Nadir, Chaim Pett, Melech Ravitch, Yosele Rosenblatt, Sholom Secunda, Shea Tenenbaum, Baruch Vladeck, Berish Weinstein, M. Winograd, Zalmen Zylbercweig. Correspondence with organizations. Clippings of articles about Adler, including reviews of his memoirs and of the play Yente telebende. Clippings of articles by Adler including stories, jokes, poems. Manuscripts by Adler: plays, humorous sketches, skits, poems, articles, jokes, stories. Photographs of Adler, family and friends.
Manuscript of a play by Katz, titled In blut un fayer. Correspondence, 1946-1971. Photographs of J. Katz in Poland in the 1930s, of DP camps. Documents from DP Camps. Clippings from DP camp newspapers.
The papers relate to Apenszlak's association with Nasza Trybuna and with Polish-Jewish organizations, and to his work on behalf of Polish-Jewish refugees during and after World War II. Correspondence. Manuscripts of Apenszlak and of others. Records of Nasza Trybuna. Photographs. Correspondents include the Polish National Council (in exile), London. There is also correspondence with organizations of Polish Jews in the U.S., Germany, France and Canada, such as: Association of Refugees and Immigrants from Poland; Central Committee of Jews in Poland; Federation of Jews from Poland in the U.S. Occupation Zone in Germany; American Federation of Polish Jews; Canadian Federation of Polish Jews. Materials on topics relating to the Holocaust, including lists of Jewish survivors and refugees. Materials on the history of Polish Jews. Personal documents.
This collection includes materials documenting the activities and publications of independent and activist American Jewish organizations. Sample news publications from a variety of independent presses are included, as are a variety of home-published newsletters and flyers. The collection addresses anti-war protests and U.S. draft avoidance; American Jewish activism on Israel; feminist involvement in Judaism; socialism and radicalism; and international affairs. Materials include newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, news clippings, articles, limited correspondence, speech notes, reports, and flyers.
The collection contains records of the "Bintl briv" department and consists of letters asking for personal advice.
Collection consists of three speeches delivered by Stephen S. Wise, Horace M. Kallen, and Hayim Fineman, at the first anniversary dinner of the Jewish Frontier.
The collection relates to Hyman's work for the AJDC and includes the following: photographs of a children's home in Riga, 1927; miscellaneous documents and clippings relating to the AJDC.
Collection contains correspondence, legal documents, news clippings, issues of newspapers, and photographs pertaining to Bashe and Kasriel Sarasohn and their Yiddish/English newspaper The Jewish Daily News. Correspondence includes letters of condolence upon Kasriel's death, a protest letter written by the Jewish Daily News to Mayor George B. McClellan concerning a statement Commissioner of Police Bingham made regarding Jews and crime, a thank you for fundraising efforts from the Central Committee for the Relief of Jews Suffering Through the War, and a letter from Rolls Royce of America regarding storage of a limousine. Legal documents pertain to a libel suit brought by Sarasohn against Arbeiter Zeitung Publishing Association. News clippings consist of articles and memorial tributes to Bashe and Kasriel, and anniversaries of The Jewish Daily News. Complete issues of the 25th and 30th anniversary numbers are available. Photographs include a confirmation class and Kasriel Sarasohn.
Predominantly printed matter relating to the economic, political, cultural and religious life of Jews in Cuba. Materials from organizations: Zionist groups, youth groups, cultural institutions, communal welfare organizations, groups for World War II refugees, landsmanshaftn, ORT. Records of an archive-museum of Jewish life in Cuba, organized by the JDC in Havana. Photographs of Jewish life in Cuba.
This collection tells the story of Liselotte (Lilo) Thekla Lamm, her parents Leo Lamm and Margarete (Gretel) Lamm née Falk, husbands Norbert Goldenberg, Hans Gerhard Ollendorff, and William (Bill) Thurnauer, their children and grandchildren, and members of their extended families. The families’ lives in Germany, immigration to the United States, and professional, political and philanthropic activities are documented through vital documents, photographs, correspondence, writings, articles, and clippings.
Correspondence with individuals, circa 1908-circa 1962. Materials about individuals involved in the Russian revolutionary movement. Materials about Russian emigres, the Menshevik party Narodnaya Gazeta, Socialist Party (U.S.), Jewish Socialist Verband, Jewish Daily Forward, Zukunft, the Rand School. Personal materials.
Correspondence with literary figures including Leibush Lehrer, H. Leivick, Jacob Lestschinsky, Mani Leib, Shmuel Niger, Abraham Reisen, Lamed Shapiro, Chaim Zhitlowsky. Manuscripts and holographs by H. Leivick, Mani Leib, Abraham Reisen, Chaim Zhitlowsky.
Records of Meisel's publishing house: ledgers and business correspondence. Letters to Meisel as editor of the New York Tageblatt, 1916-17. Bankruptcy papers of the Jewish Book Agency, 1921-22.
Mizrakh Yidisher Historisher Arkhiv Collection consists of diverse materials that pertain to pogroms in the period between 1918 and 1921 that took place mostly in Ukraine but also in Belarus, Poland, and Russia. There is a wide variety of topics that are covered in the collection including Ukrainian-Jewish relations during a short lived Ukrainian Republic, Ukrainian-Jewish political, communal, and governmental organizations, Ukrainian government and the role of politicians and military Commanders in pogroms, most notably Symon Petlyura and Ataman Grigoriev, pogroms and its aftermath, military occupation of Ukraine by the German, Polish, Bolshevik and General Denikin’s armies and its relationship to pogroms, Jewish self-defense and relief work. Also included here are materials pertaining to the trial of Sholom Schwarzbard who was tried in France for assassination of Symon Petlyura. The collection consists of of large amount of lists and eyewitness testimonies, correspondence, complaints and petitions, reports and resolutions, statements and proclamations, memoranda and circular letters, conference materials, statues and by-laws, clippings and bulletins, military orders, and photographs.
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 47
- American Jewish Historical Society 23
- Leo Baeck Institute 4
- Correspondence 38
- Clippings (information artifacts) 28
- Newspapers 27
- New York (N.Y.) 22
- Photographs 17
- Manuscripts (documents) 16
- Authors, Yiddish 15
- Minutes (administrative records) 15
- Yiddish newspapers -- New York (State) -- New York. 14
- Yiddish newspapers 13
- Jewish journalists. 12
- Russia 11
- Zionism 11
- Antisemitism 10
- Official documents 10
- Israel 9
- Newsletters 9
- Newspaper publishing 9
- Photographic prints 9
- Jewish newspapers 8 + ∧ less
- English 66
- Yiddish 37
- Hebrew 27
- Russian 24
- German 23
- French 17
- Polish 13
- Spanish; Castilian 7
- Lithuanian 4
- Ukrainian 4
- Italian 3
- Chinese 2
- Latin 2
- Swedish 2
- Afrikaans 1
- Arabic 1
- Belarusian 1
- Catalan; Valencian 1
- Czech 1
- Dutch; Flemish 1 + ∧ less
- YIVO Archives 10
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 5
- Glatstein, Jacob, 1896-1971 5
- Leivick, H., 1888-1962 5
- Niger, Samuel, 1883-1955 5
- Zhitlowsky, Chaim, 1865-1943 5
- Cahan, Abraham, 1860-1951 4
- Cherikover, I. M., 1881-1943 4
- Grade, Chaim, 1910-1982 4
- Ravitch, Melech, 1893-1976 4
- Slomovitz, Philip, 1896-1993 4
- Allgemeyner Idisher arbayṭerbund in Liṭa, Poylen un Rusland 3
- American Jewish Committee 3
- American Jewish Congress 3
- Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957 3
- Charney, Daniel, 1888-1959 3
- Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds 3
- Jewish Telegraphic Agency (New York, N.Y.) 3
- National Jewish Welfare Board 3
- Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 3 + ∧ less