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Abraham Moshe Bernstein Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 36
Abstract

This collection contains papers of Abraham Moshe Bernstein, a renowned cantor, choir master, composer of Jewish liturgical and secular music, music teacher, musicologist, writer, and translator. The bulk of the materials consists of Bernstein’s liturgical compositions and arrangements in both published and manuscript form, as well as a substantial collection of manuscripts and published works by various composers and arrangers. The materials include Hasidic folk songs and melodies, religious songs, Jewish hymns, popular songs, children’s songs, operettas, liturgical pieces, and musical exercises for students; choral volumes and partbooks; unidentified and fragmented musical manuscripts; manuscripts of Bernstein’s own writings; personal correspondence; a photo of Bernstein on his deathbed; secular and religious songs, Sabbath hymns, Hasidic folk songs and melodies, assembled by Bernstein for the S. Ansky Jewish Historical Ethnographic Society in Vilna.

Dates: 1878-1936; Majority of material found within 1898-1931

Alan L. Cohen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-973
Abstract

The collection contains photographs and video recordings taken by Kansas City, Missouri rabbi, Alan L. Cohen, during his trips to visit the Jewish Communities in the Former Soviet Union in 1989 and 1993. Included in Rabbi Cohen’s papers are photographs of a protest demonstration organized by Refuseniks in front of the Moscow Kremlin in 1989.

Dates: 1989, 1993

American Soviet Jewry Movement Photographs Collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-495
Abstract

This is an artificial collection that contains digitized photographs and slides selected from various collections in the Archives of the American Soviet Jewry Movement, and other related collections at the American Jewish Historical Society. The physical part of the collection consists of one manuscript box containing 415 photographs that were separated from their parent collections.

Dates: undated, 1969-1991

American Soviet Jewry Movement Posters and Ephemera Collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-566
Abstract

This is an artificial collection that contains digitized posters and ephemera selected from various collections in the Archives of the American Soviet Jewry Movement at the American Jewish Historical Society.

Dates: undated, 1970-1991

Arthur Kahn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6394
Abstract

This collection centers on Arthur Kahn's experiences during the First World War and his time as a prisoner of war in Siberia from 1915 until 1920 where he became the instructor of the sports club Maccabi Irkutsk.

Dates: 1854-2000; Majority of material found within 1915-1920

Baron Horace (Naftali Herz) de Gunzburg Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 89
Abstract

Baron Horace (Naftali Herz) de Gunzburg Collection consists of diverse materials that pertain to the state of Jews in the Russian Empire in the second half of the 19th century and to the philanthropic activities of Horace and Joseph Gunzburgs. Materials comprising the collection shed light on the Gunzburg family's involvement in improving Jewish education, civil rights movement, and their efforts to improve general well being of the Jews in the Russian Empire. Bulk of the collections consists of materials pertaining to the activities of the Hevrah Mefitsei Haskalah (Society for the Promotion of Culture Among the Jews of Russia, Rus. Обшество для Распространения Просвещения Между Евреями в России) and to the Committee for the Improvement of Daily Life of Jews in the North-West Region (Комиссия по Улучшению Повседневной Жизни Евреев в Северо-Западном Регионе)

Dates: 1850-1904

Bernhard Felsenthal papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-21
Abstract

This Collection consists primarily of English, German, Hebrew, and French language correspondence concerning Reform Judaism, Zionism; the founding of the American Jewish Historical Society; the Jewish Publication Society; B'nai B'rith; the legal position of Jews in England and the United States with particular reference to the Naturalization Acts; the religious and social life and the history of Jews in Russia and Poland; Bible readings in public schools; the study of Jesus in Jewish Sabbath Schools; anti-slavery issues in the Fremont Campaign in 1856; and other correspondence pertaining to his numerous activities.

Dates: undated, 1844-1922

Board of Delegates of American Israelites Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-2
Abstract

The Records of the Board of Delegates of American Israelites (1859-1878) documents the life cycle of the Board of Delegates, a Jewish civil rights organization located in New York City. The Board served in a two-fold function: acting as a central organization for American Jews and working on behalf of Jews abroad. To the latter end, the Delegates collaborated with the Committee of Deputies of British Jews and the French Alliance Israélite Universelle to provide for the relief and aid, civil, and religious rights of Jews throughout the Americas, Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, particularly Romania, Ottoman Palestine including Jerusalem, and Morocco.

In the U.S., the Delegates were partially responsible for the appointment of the first Jewish Military Chaplain and surveyed member synagogues concerning the history and size of their congregation, the first organization to systematically record this type of information in the States. The Delegates merged with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC) in 1878 and dissolved in 1925. Correspondents include Adolph Crémieux, Sir Moses Montefiore, Benjamin Franklin Peixotto, Isaacs S. Myer, the Rev. Dr. Arnold Fischel, and Maj. General Benjamin Butler. Documents include correspondence, minutes, committee reports, memorials, announcements, surveys, some printed material including clippings, and a 1932 Rabbinical thesis on the Delegates by Allan Tarshish.

Dates: 1859-1881, 1887, 1932

Boernstein-Tuerk family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LBIJER 701
Abstract

The collection contains various documents pertaining to the Boernstein-Tuerk family. The collection focuses on Ernst Boernstein (1854-1932), his parents, Ludwig (Levin) Boernstein and Fredericke (née Mayer), and his children Katharina, Ludwig, Walter and Rudolf.

Dates: 1846-1989

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

Bruck-Jacobson Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25579
Abstract

The Bruck-Jacobson Family Collection holds documentation of and genealogical research on this family as well as of members of the related Bruck and Flato families. The collection includes official papers, genealogical notes and family trees, personal and educational papers, receipts, paper currency, research notes, certificates, a handwritten cookbook and a handwritten housekeeping manual, a diary, photographs, and a sketch of a family residence.

Dates: 1868-2012

Bund Foreign Committee Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG 1401
Abstract

The collection contains the records of the Foreign Committee of the Bund, a Jewish political party espousing socialist democratic ideology as well as cultural Yiddishism and Jewish national autonomism. While a Central Committee led the Bund in the Russian empire, outside of Russia the party was represented by its Foreign Committee, which was based in Geneva, Switzerland. During the period when the Bund had no legal status or was semi-legal in Russia, the Foreign Committee assumed many important organizational functions of the party apparatus.

Dates: undated, 1890-1929; 1950; Majority of material found in 1898-1916

Collection on Jewish Customs

 Collection
Identifier: RG 41
Abstract

The collection consists of materials relating to Jewish religious life in Europe from the 1830s to the 1930s. Topics include: marriages, births, divorces, deaths, bar mitzvahs, holidays, the Sabbath, daily customs, ritual slaughter (shehitah), ritual baths, mezuzahs, prayers, rabbis. Items include: marriage contracts, divorce deeds, wedding invitations, birth announcements, bar mitzvah speeches, New Year's cards, correspondence, photographs.

Dates: 1817-1941

National Committee for the Relief of Sufferers by Russian Massacres records

 Collection
Identifier: I-5
Abstract

Collection contains correspondence relating to the committee's fund-raising efforts throughout the United States to aid survivors of the Russian pogroms, both in Russia, and in the United States, with particular focus on orphaned children. Contains information on the condition of the Jews in Russia and Roumania during and after the pogroms; on the relief and removal activities in Europe, in general, and Russia, in particular; on the self-defense movement and defense fund; immigration procedures and work of the Industrial Removal Office; and some financial and executive committee reports.

The officers of the Committee were Oscar Solomon Straus, chairman, Jacob Henry Schiff, treasurer, and Cyrus Leopold Suizberger, secretary.

Dates: 1905-1909

D. L. Elinowitsch papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-651
Abstract

Photocopy of original manuscript notebook containing the Yiddish poetry of an immigrant from Vilna to the United States, composed between 1917 to 1920.

Dates: 1917-1920

Edith Burian Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25923
Abstract

This collection holds material related to Anna Perlmann, a German physician who worked in Israel at the Women’s Prison in Bethlehem, Israel; Edith Burian (née Muenz) from Austria who lived in a Kibbutz before immigrating to the U.S.; as well as material pertaining to family members and friends of Edith Burian. The collection includes correspondence, documents related to restitution payments, and photographs.

Dates: 1902-2007; Majority of material found within 1920-1980

Edna Ehrlich Collection: Personal Life, Professional Work and Music Interests

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25697
Abstract

The Edna Ehrlich Collection: Personal Life, Professional Work and Music Interests is an extension of the Edna Ehrlich Papers (AR 25639). This collection includes material on the beginnings of the relationship of Edna and Otto Ehrlich prior to their marriage, on Edna Ehrlich’s friendships and personal life, and on her work as a promoter of Asian music in New York. It also includes a small amount of papers related to her professional work.

Dates: 1941-2015; Majority of material found within 1941-1944, 1985-2001

Eisner Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25614
Abstract

The Eisner Family Collection contains correspondence and other papers of this family from Berlin. Although much of the collection is correspondence, there are also invitations and other material relating to family celebrations, notes, and a will.

Dates: 1879-1918, 1945; Majority of material found within 1880-1910

Elbert Aidline-Trommer collection

 Collection
Identifier: P-782
Abstract

Contains two manuscripts (undated) written by Elbert Aidline-Trommer, one on the Jews' struggle for equal rights in America, and one about the heroics of a Russian women, Sophia Perovskaya in that country's revolution. It also contains clippings of Trommer's poetry, reminiscences and short stories which were published in the Jewish newspapers and journals "American Hebrew," the "Menorah Journal," and the "Jewish Daily News" during the 1910's and 1920's.

Dates: undated, 1916, 1923-1924, 1928

Elias Tcherikower Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 81
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1793-1976

Emigration Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1989 / MF 894 / MM 129
Abstract

Emigration 1864-1952: This collection - encompassing about 90 years - contains papers about the situation and persecution of Jews in Eastern European countries (Russia, Poland, Roumania, Bulgaria, Lithuania). Papers describe the activities of various relief organizations. There are more than 170 papers (ca.900 pages), about half of them written in German, about 30 each in French or English, over 20 in Yiddish and some in Polish. A printed appeal of the Reichsausschuss fuer Russisch-Juedische Fluechtlingshilfe, Berlin (1929) carries among others the signatures of Leo Baeck and ALbert Einstein. (VI, 16).

Dates: 1864-1995

Erich Mühsam Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1806
Abstract

This collection documents the life of anarchist writer Erich Muehsam and his wife Kreszentia (Zenzl) Muehsam. It consists primarily of correspondence from Erich and Zenzl to family and friends, as well as some correspondence between others about them. The collection also contains a small selection of Muehsam's writings and poems, including some typescripts, a few personal items, photographs, and printed materials about Muehsam such as newspaper articles and exhibition catalogs.

Dates: 1896-1977

Genealogy and Family History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 44
Abstract

The collection consists of family papers pertaining to a number of Jewish families from the Russian Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Germany, and France. Included here are vital documents, personal, professional and financial correspondence, family trees, and financial documents

Dates: 1813-1950s

Gerzow family papers

 Collection — Container: Consolidated Box P19, Folder: P-676
Identifier: P-676
Abstract

Collection contains the correspondence of a family whose members emigrated from Pinsk, Russia (now Belarus) to New York City.

Dates: 1898-1916

Grete Simon, M.D. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 5787
Abstract

The Grete Simon, M.D. Collection holds the papers, correspondence and photographs of Dr. Grete Simon, Dr. Adolf Simon, and Martha Simon. The collection contains personal letters, official papers relating to Adolf Simon’s education and work, as well as family photographs.

Dates: 1871-1977; Majority of material found in 1871-1900, 1940-1971

Cyrus Adler Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-16
Abstract

Born in Arkansas and raised in Pennsylvania, Cyrus Adler was a prominent Jewish scholar, educator, and leader. A nephew of the Philadelphian Sulzbergers (Mayer and David), Adler developed an interest in libraries, Semitics, and Assyriology, going on to earn a Ph.D from Johns Hopkins. In 1888, Adler began work at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D. C., and eventually became the President of Dropsie College in Philadelphia. Adler was active in the American Jewish Historical Society, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the United Synagogue, the American Jewish Committee, the Jewish Agency for Palestine, The Jewish Encyclopedia, and the National Jewish Welfare Board. He also participated in the 1919 Paris Peace Conference.

This collection represents a small portion of Adler's papers, with materials concerning Jewish activism, Conservative Judaism, and Jewish scholarship and history in America. The collection contains correspondence, page proofs, manuscripts, and published articles, clippings, notes, speeches, and ephemera.

Dates: undated, 1883-1937

[Haifa Symposium]

 Collection
Identifier: MS 120
Abstract

These are papers presented at a symposium, sponsored by the Leo Baeck Institute, held in Haifa, Israel, on March 13-15, 1983. Manuscripts from three additional presentations were not submitted for this collection.

Dates: Publication: 1983

Hans Kohn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 259
Abstract

Papers of Hans Kohn (1891-1971), historian and lawyer, who was active in Zionist organizations. He published extensively on questions of nationalism and related topics. The collection consists of documents relating to Hans Kohn's professional experience, materials relating to his political activities, correspondence, diaries, materials relating to his experience in World War I and as a prisoner of war, personal documents, photos, clippings.

Dates: 1866-1972

Hennigson Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4114
Abstract

The collection contains documentation of the Hennigson and related families, including family trees; birth, educational, citizenship, and military service certificates; marriage contracts; wills; wedding and funeral announcements; and correspondence. An antisemitic pamphlet about Hungarian Jews is located in folder 8.

Dates: 1830-1966

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