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Alexander Harkavy papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-50
Abstract

Contains a diary (68 pages) kept by Harkavy of his trip to Europe and Canada in the interests of Jewish emigration, 1906-1907, three printed lectures of a course in English given by Harkavy for the Jewish Home University (1926), the manuscript of a Hebrew-English-Yiddish dictionary begun by Harkavy but not completed (1934, 53 p.) and correspondence, including letters to him from Aaron S. Bettelheim (Baltimore, 1889), the Isaac bar Levison Hebrew Literary Society of Baltimore expressing their gratitude for his aid (1889), and Joseph Jacobs concerning an article for the Jewish encyclopedia (1901). Also contains material relating to his wife Bella and her family.

Dates: undated, 1868-1937

American Jewish Historical Society; Pre-1851, Post-1850, and Miscellaneous Newspapers, Collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-531; I-531A; I-531B
Abstract

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.

Dates: undated, 1760-1948; Majority of material found within 1800-1899

Einzig-Field Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25156
Abstract

This collection contains the personal papers of members of the Einzig and Biberfeld (later Field) families. Physician Heinrich Biberfeld immigrated via Italy to New York City with his wife Johanna, two sons, and his mother-in-law in 1940. The collection includes personal correspondence with family members who had not been able to flee Germany, as well as vital records, education records, World War I military records, records of Henry Field’s medical career in Germany and New York, genealogical tables, and photographs.

Dates: 1879-2004; Majority of material found within 1914-1959

Esther-Rachel Kaminska Theater Museum Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 8
Abstract

The collection contains play manuscripts, programs, playbills, posters, photographs, correspondence, agreements, scrapbooks, clippings, printed ephemera, and memorabilia relating to Yiddish theater primarily in the early twentieth century, especially the interwar period. Also included are items of printed ephemera related to Yiddish film, Hebrew theater, and a broad range of Jewish performers, including cantors, singers and dancers. Geographically, the materials originate predominantly in Poland and other parts of Eastern Europe, including parts of the Russian Empire and, later, the Soviet Union; and, to a lesser extent, the United States, especially New York City. Also included are materials from Western Europe, Palestine (Eretz Israel), South America, and other regions around the world. Among the theater personalities represented in the collection with significant amounts of material are Herz Grossbard, David Herman, Joseph Winogradoff, Rudolf Zaslavsky, Zygmunt Turkow, Jonas Turkow, Moyshe Lipman, Ida Kaminska, and Esther Rachel Kaminska. The theater groups best represented include the Varshever Yidisher Kunst-Teater (VYKT; Warsaw Yiddish Art Theater), founded by Zygmunt Turkow and Ida Kaminska; the Vilna Troupe; Yung Teater / Nay Teater (Warsaw; Vilna), under the direction of Michael Weichert; the Moscow State Yiddish Theater (known by its Russian acronym "GOSET"); Maurice Schwartz's Yiddish Art Theatre, of New York; and the Hebrew theater "Habimah." A wide variety of other professional as well as amateur theater groups are represented with smaller amounts of material.

Dates: 1887 - 1942; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1939

People's Relief Committee for Jewish War Sufferers Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-13
Abstract

The records of the People's Relief Committee for Jewish War Sufferers consist of correspondence with Jewish communities and relief organizations in Europe, Palestine, Cuba, South America, the United States, and Canada; as well as scrapbooks containing U.S. and Canadian Yiddish and English newspaper clippings and printed promotional literature pertaining to the fundraising activities of the People's Relief Committee in North America and abroad.

Dates: 1915-1924

Hart family papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-18
Abstract

This Collection contains the personal and business correspondence, legal documents, and account and ledger books of the Hart family, 1755-1898. The papers are primarily concerned with Aaron Hart (1792-1801); Adolphus Hart (1846-1876), Benjamin Hart (1792); and Ezekiel Hart (1799-1862). Hart family corresponts included in this collection include Sir James Henry Craig, governor of Canada; and James Reid, Chief Justice of Lower Canada.

Gerald Hart's (1869-1897) papers constitute half of the collection. Among the latter are extensive references to paintings and coins collected by Gerald Hart, and information relating to the Society for Historical Studies-Society of Canadian Literature and the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society.

Also included is a family biography in manuscript, and an 1821 militia roll of Captain Hart's company.

Dates: undated, 1755-1898

Jakob Apenzslak Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 732
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1939 - 1945

Jewish Counter Culture Collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-504
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1954-2010

Joseph D. Lewitan Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 735
Scope and Contents

The collection includes: A landscape painting entitled "Etude" by I. I. Levitan. A drawing signed "Michaelson." Three paintings by an unidentified artist. 60 albums of photographs and postcards.

Dates: undated

Landsberger Gans Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25331
Abstract

The collection contains various letters, certificates, photographs, and printed materials relating to the families of Carl Heinz Gans and Ruth Landsberger.

Dates: 1887-2008; Majority of material found within 1934-1972

Leybush Shpitalnik Papers

 Collection
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

Lilly Isler Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7173
Abstract

The collection contains the correspondence of Lilly Isler and her family regarding daily life and their attempts to get her mother, Gisela Klug, out of Vienna.

Dates: 1938-1946

Mark Wischnitzer Papers

 Collection
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

National Foundation for Jewish Culture Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-527
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1942, 1952-2015

Norbert Troller Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7268 / MF 500
Abstract

Extensive autobiographical manuscript by Troller, with illustrations and other supporting material, discussing his family and community, his early life, and his experiences during and after the Holocaust.

Dates: 1724; 1900-1998

Papers of Bella Bellarina

 Collection
Identifier: RG 574
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with family, friends, writers, organizations. Personal documents. Manuscripts of plays, some with director's annotations. Reviews of performances of the Vilna Troupe. Memoirs entitled Zikhroynes vegn der vilner trupe by Chaim Shneur, Bellarina's husband.

Dates: 1910s-1960s

Papers of Chaim Zhitlowsky

 Collection
Identifier: RG 208
Abstract

This collection contains correspondence between Chaim Zhitlowsky and many important political figures and organizations, as well as manuscripts and other writings, some written by Zhitlowsky and some written by others. There are also notes and other materials from speeches and lectures that Zhitlowsky gave, financial documents, articles written about Zhitlowsky, newspaper clippings of articles by Zhitlowsky, materials from celebrations held in Zhitlowsky’s honor, photographs, excerpts from his works, and various other assorted items. These materials serve to illustrate both Zhitlowsky’s importance in the Yiddish and Russian literary field and his deep involvement in the American and Russian-Jewish Socialist, Territorialist and Diaspora Nationalism movements.

Dates: 1881-1958; Majority of material found within 1900-1943

Papers of Diana Blumenfeld and Jonas Turkow

 Collection
Identifier: RG 355
Scope and Contents

Playbills, posters, clippings, tapes, financial materials, relating to Blumenfeld's and Turkow's theatrical careers in Poland and the U.S. Materials relating to tours in Europe, the U.S., Canada, Israel, South America, 1940s-1950s. Materials on pre-World War II performances in Poland.

Dates: undated

Papers of Maxim Vinawer

 Collection
Identifier: RG 84
Abstract

Maxim Vinawer Papers consist of materials pertaining to Maxim Vinawer’s activities as a political and a communal leader. The collection covers the period between 1915 and 1926. These materials illuminate Vinawer’s participation in Russian politics as one of the leaders of the liberal Constitutional Democratic Party (Kadets), his appointment as a Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Crimean Regional Government in 1919, and his activities as a prominent figure among Zionist and émigré groups in Paris. The collection consists of correspondence, circular letters, memoranda, bulletins, clippings, minutes of meetings, essays, manuscripts, drafts and notes

Dates: 1914-1926

Records of the Baron de Hirsch Fund

 Collection
Identifier: I-80
Abstract

The Baron de Hirsch Fund Records document the organization's involvement in the planning of agricultural communities across the United States and to some extent in South America; the founding and administrative dealings of agricultural and trade schools; the establishment of the Jewish Agricultural Society; and the business records of the Fund itself. In addition, the collection documents the protection offered to immigrants through port work, relief, temporary aid, promotion of suburban industrial enterprises and removal from urban centers through the Industrial Removal Office, land settlement, agricultural training, and trade and general education. In this respect, the collection is of major interest for Jewish genealogists as it documents a number of individual immigrants. In addition, the collection contains documentation on the administration and organization of the fund, documentation on Jewish farming colonies such as the Jewish Agricultural Society, Woodbine Colony and Agricultural School, and documentation on the Baron de Hirsch Trade School. In addition, the collection contains blueprints and photographs of facilities.

Dates: undated, 1819-1991; Majority of material found within 1882 - 1935

Seefeld Family, Berlin, Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 5559
Abstract

This collection contains papers relating to the family of Kurt Rosenbaum (later Roberts), especially of his in-laws the Seefeld family, who were hat manufacturers in Berlin.

Dates: 1930-1998

Trees and Life for Vietnam Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-542
Abstract

This collection is comprised of photographs, one bank book, pamphlets, clippings and personal correspondence regarding the organization, Trees for Vietnam (later named Trees and Life for Vietnam). Trees and Life for Vietnam’s goals came out of the Jewish Campaign for the People’s Peace Treaty, which sought to establish a treaty of peace between the United States and North Vietnam from the late 1960s to the early 1970s.

Dates: undated, 1971-1973; 1990

United Grodner Relief Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG 996
Scope and Contents

Minutes, 1935-1947. Publications, 1940s. Meeting notices, 1938-1967, 1979-1980. Materials of other Grodner societies: Independent Grodno S.S.S.; Sisterhood of Grodno; Congregation Anshei Grodno; Grodner Patronat; Grodno of Phipadelphia Lodge 259, Independent Order Brith Abraham; Grodner Club; Grodner Relief Alliance of the U.S. and Canada; Friends of Grodno.

Dates: 1928 - 1967; Majority of material found within 1979 - 1980

United Radomer Relief for U.S. and Canada Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG 813
Scope and Contents

Minutes, 1940s-1960s. *Voice of Radom*, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1979. Miscellaneous.

Dates: 1947 - 1949

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