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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.
This collection contains personal papers of Blanka Bardach née Falk (1910-2005). Born in Rogatica (today Bosnia and Herzegovina), Blanka became a dressmaker in Vienna and immigrated to the United States, settling in New York City. Materials include education records, letters of recommendation and certificates from employers, official documents issued from Austrian and U.S. authorities related to immigration, and a few financial records.
The Brüder Böhm Company Collection includes materials documenting the operations of the company that was involved in the production of hats and had plants in Vienna, Austria and Neutitschein, Czechoslovakia (now Nový Jicín, Czech Republic). There is also a small amount of personal materials pertaining to the lives of the owners of the company, the brothers Joseph and Victor Böhm and their cousin Richard Böhm, as well as some other members of the Böhm family.
The collection contains materials relating to the members of the Wilde family that are addenda to the Denise Wilde Family Collection (AR 25189). The items in this collection consist primarily of restitution correspondence, official documents such as birth and death certificates, as well as a few personal notes by Bertha Wilde and family trees.
The Eugen Kullmann Estate Collection contains documentation of the professional life and personal connections of the philosophy and religion professor and scholar Eugen Kullman. Much of the collection is made up of his correspondence from others, but there are also many notes related to his teaching and research along with professional and official documents. Notes and papers of the philosopher Karl Joël also form a significant portion of this collection. The collection includes notes such as research and lecture notes as well as notebooks; extensive correspondence from others, including family, friends, and colleagues to Eugen Kullmann; and official, professional, and personal documents.
The Frankl-Kulbach Family Collection contains materials documenting the lives of members of the Frankl, Kulbach, and related families, particularly art historian Paul Frankl and his wife Elsa Frankl, and their daughters Johanna Kulbach née Frankl, Susan Wilk née Frankl, and Regula Davis née Frankl. Through family histories, correspondence, diaries, vital documents, writings, and photographs, the collection covers their lives in Germany before World War II, their efforts to immigrate to the United States, and their lives and careers in the United States.
This collection documents the life and work of Frederick (Fritz) Ritter, an actor, writer, and academic. Included are manuscripts of published and unpublished writings, articles, reviews, clippings, notes, personal documents, and photographs.
This collection documents the life and accomplishments of the Goldmark family, whose most famous members were the two composers Carl Goldmark (1830-1915), who embraced Viennese musical life with colleagues such as Brahms, Liszt, Wagner and Rubinstein, and his nephew Rubin Goldmark (1872-1936), who has been honored for his services to American music, as a prolific composer, and composition department chair at (amongst others) the newly created Juilliard School of Music. The collection contains a large amount of correspondence, but also includes newspaper clippings, musical journal articles, concert programmes and notes, a libretto, a citizenship certificate, obituaries, eulogies and photographs.
This collection contains additional papers of the Grace Polk Family, notably Harry and Elizabeth Polk and Julius Sofer. Much of the collection consists of family photographs, but also includes various identification, official and educational documentation as well as statements from employers, family correspondence, notes and an essay.
These records detail the history of the Displaced Person camps in Italy. They include the records of the individual camps as well as political and cultural groups that operated within the camps. The collection primarily consists of administrative records such as reports, correspondence, and lists as well as cultural materials from political, theatrical, and literary groups. There are also a large number of records of court proceedings, centering on accounting for actions taken during the Holocaust as well as the formation of new families in the DP camps.
The Guido Kisch Collection documents the life and professional activities of Guido Kisch, teacher, researcher, and scholar in the field of Legal History. It also documents personal and to a lesser degree professional lives of some of the other members of the Kisch family, most notably his brother, Bruno Kisch, a cardiologist, and their father, Alex Kisch, who was a rabbi and a writer. The collection includes brochures, booklets, clippings, correspondence, financial documents, minutes, notes, off prints, photographs, printed materials, and writings.
The Herbert Bloch Collection contains the personal papers of the classicist and medievalist Herbert Bloch, a Harvard professor. Prominent is correspondence between himself and his family, which mentions not only family news and the deaths, deportations, and experiences of family members but also references his own research, writing, and teaching. In addition to family correspondence is correspondence with colleagues and friends, former neighbors, and legal and financial correspondence. Other papers in the collection include poetry, educational certificates and diplomas, material relating to Herbert Bloch's academic career, family trees, obituaries, and photographs.
This collection encompasses papers of members of the extended Rindskopf family, including Lori Berliner. Documentation of the family history, significant events such as marriages and deaths, and their interrelation through correspondence is present. The collection holds official documents, correspondence, genealogical material and celebratory poems, among other material.
The Louis Rosenzweig Collection records the personal experiences and professional lives of Louis and Grete Rosenzweig and the family's efforts to attain restitution for their experiences in Germany. Among the papers in this collection are a substantial amount of restitution correspondence and documentation as well as papers that documented their lives in Germany, including their education, employment and professions, and Louis Rosenzweig's military service. Other papers focus on their immigration to the United States or on other family members.
The Ludwig Marum collection documents Ludwig Marum’s involvement with politics and Elisabeth Lunau’s genealogical research about the Marum family.
From its inception in 1961, the National Foundation for Jewish Culture (later known as the Foundation for Jewish Culture) supported Jewish scholarship, art, and community services. The collection primarily covers the period between 1959, when the original study proposing the creation of the NFJC was conducted by the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds (CJFWF) and 2015, when the Foundation ceased operations. The materials document organization’s support for Jewish scholarship, art, culture, and its work in strengthening the relationships between cultural institutions and local Jewish communities. The collection also documents the organization’s shift in the 1980s from scholarship to more involvement in Jewish arts and culture.
The Otto Ehrlich Collection documents the life and professional activities of Otto Ehrlich, economist, lecturer, advertisement artist, and teacher. The collection includes brochures, booklets, clippings, correspondence, financial and immigration documents, minutes, notes, photographs, photo collages, examples of his advertisement work, printed materials and writings. Documents comprising the collection reflect various aspects of Otto Ehrlich’s personal and professional life, teaching, research and writings in the fields of economics, and to a lesser extent his involvement with the field of advertisement and music.
This collection, which is a sub-group of RG 245 HIAS, includes the records of the main HICEM office in Europe prior to and during World War II. There are also some records from the post-war period relating to the dissolution of HICEM, HIAS’s taking over of HICEM’s operations and HIAS’s work with displaced persons.
This collection contains the institutional records of the Sephardic Jewish Brotherhood of America, a fraternal organization founded in New York in 1921 to serve and unify the American Sephardic Jewish community. These records primarily pertain to issues of membership, including mortuary and sick benefits, scholarships and access to charitable funds, as well as information about community receptions and various other cultural activities.
- Leo Baeck Institute 14
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 4
- American Jewish Historical Society 1
- American Sephardi Federation 1
- Correspondence 19
- Clippings (information artifacts) 13
- Photographs 12
- Emigration and immigration 9
- Manuscripts (documents) 8
- New York (N.Y.) 8
- Printed materials 6
- Financial records 5
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) 5
- Berlin (Germany) 4
- Genealogical tables 4
- Germany 4
- Notes (documents) 4
- Jewish families 3
- Poems 3
- Restitution 3
- United States 3
- Vienna (Austria) 3
- Administrative reports 2 ∧ less
- German 19
- French 10
- Czech 6
- Yiddish 6
- Hebrew 5
- Spanish; Castilian 4
- Danish 2
- Greek, Modern (1453-) 2
- Latin 2
- Polish 2
- Portuguese 2
- Swedish 2
- Arabic 1
- Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE); Imperial Aramaic (700-300 BCE) 1
- Ladino 1
- Norwegian 1
- Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan 1
- Sanskrit 1 ∧ less
- American Jewish Committee 2
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 2
- National Community Relations Advisory Council (U.S.) 2
- Universität Basel 2
- YIVO Archives 2
- Alter, Leon, 1880-1963 1
- American Sephardi Federation 1
- Anti-defamation League 1
- Asofsky, Isaac L. 1
- Bard College 1
- Bardach, Blanka, 1910-2005 1
- Barron, Harry, -1987 1
- Berliner, R. Lori, 1931- 1
- Bernstein, Israel 1
- Bernstein, James 1
- Bernstein, Leon, 1915- 1
- Bloch, Alice, 1885-1940 1
- Bloch, Egon, 1913-1944 1
- Bloch, Herbert, 1911-2006 1
- Bloch, Ludwig, 1874-1943 1 ∧ less