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Aaron Lifschitz graduation documentation
Collection consists of diploma and graduation photograph from the Hebrew Education Society of Philadelphia marking completion by Lifschitz of a course of study in the English language, dated May 1906.
Aaron Lopez Papers
Aaron Lopez (1731-1782) was a member of the Converso (converted) community of Portugal. In order to freely practice Judaism, he and his family left Portugal and relocated to British North America, settling in Newport, Rhode Island and later, Massachusetts. He began a successful mercantile business and eventually became a key supplier of the American revolutionary forces.
The collection contains numerous shipping records along with correspondence and accounts with merchants, mercantile families, and firms including Henry Lloyd of Boston, Henry Cruger of Bristol, George Hayley of London, William Stead of Sheffield and New Bedford whaler Joseph Rotch. The collection contains manifests, mercantile accounts, notations, correspondence and inventories of estates for several of the children of Aaron Lopez.
Aaron Louzada papers
Contains briefs filed by Louzada against Evert Duyckink (1746), John Deare (1747), and the estate of John Parker (1756) for the non-payment of debts.
Abe Grubère Papers
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.
Abendanone family papers
Consists of two documents from Grave Abendanone, one undated, describing the family relationships and the other consisting of a bequest to Jacob De La Motta; the third document is the oath of American citizenship administered to David Abendanone.
Abraham Charles Myers Papers
The collection consists of three letters signed by Myers in his capacity as quartermaster general of the Confederate Army, and a printed circular concerning mileage for discharged soldiers and the use of the telegraph.
Abraham Hart papers
The collection contains a power of attorney for the firm of Carey & Hart, signed by Hart (1830); two letters to the firm on literary matters (1849, 1853); two loan certificates; and a letter from Thomas Carlyle to Hart in Philadelphia, discussing a royalty payment for Carlyle's miscellanie printed by Hart. Letter contains mention of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Abraham Shoenfeld Papers
Under the employ of the New York Kehillah, detective Abraham Shoenfeld infiltrated and documented Jewish crime rings, prostitution houses and gambling establishments from 1912 to 1917. For the American Jewish Committee from 1938 to 1964, he investigated anti-Semitic organizations and individuals. He also authored a controversial book about the New York crime world, The Joy Peddler, and he was at work on other pieces of fiction and his memoirs. The bulk of his papers consist of investigative reports and research for the American Jewish Committee, his manuscripts, and his collection of anti-Semitic literature.
Abraham Silverstein Papers
The collection contains papers Abraham Silverstein, an American Soviet Jewry movement activist who co-founded and co-chaired the Academy of the Air for Jewish Studies, an agency that prepared educational shortwave radio programs for Jews in the Soviet Union. The materials include correspondence, memos, project descriptions and reports, news clippings, transcripts of lectures, research materials and 18 audiocassettes with recordings of the programs.
Abraham Wolff Papers
Letters to Thomas Jones Co. regarding the sale of pencils for Wolff, and a souvenir book from 1895 fair in aid of the Educational Alliance and the Hebrew Technical Institute.
Achtentuch Family Collection
The collection holds original documents pertaining to the personal, academic and professional life of Dr. Hermann Achtentuch. Also included are documents pertaining to his wife Paula née Kohn, and to their son, Herbert Achtentuch.
Adalbert Mayer Collection
This collection consists of vital documents pertaining to Adalbert (Bob) Mayer and his mother Jeta (Harriet) Mayer of Berlin, documenting their immigration to the US, and some aspects of their post-World War II lives. Specifically there is a birth certificate for Adalbert Mäyer given in Schöneberg (1909); a law degree for Adalbert Mäyer, issued by Universität zu Köln (1933); World War II era immigration and naturalization documents for the Mayers including German passport, full of stamps, for Adalbert Mayer (1937-1946); a photocopy of Harriet Mayer's death certificate (1959); marriage certificates for Adalbert Mayer to Conne Conn (1969); birth certificate for Adalbert Mayer issued by Berlin registry office (1972); US passport for Adalbert Mayer (1985); death certificate for Adalbert Mayer (1992).
Adolf Lorch (1883-1971) Papers
This collection consists of materials related to Adolf Lorch’s efforts to support the emigration of family members and others from Germany between 1934 and the early 1950s. The bulk is made up of correspondence and affidavits. Also included are other family papers, business correspondence, a biographical sketch, and a photograph of Lorch.
Adolph Heinrich Joseph Sutro papers
Contains three checks signed by Sutro; , and a broadside advertising the Sutro Baths, a public indoor pool.
Adolphe J. Warner Collection
This collection contains material by financial executive Adolphe Warner about German banking in the 1930s, as well as material about his family, particularly his father Moritz Werner.
Adolphus Simeon Solomons, papers
Included in this collection are papers which reflect Solomon's personal life and his involvement in communal and civic affairs. Approximately half of the collection consists of correspondence with Clara Barton and others relating to the organization and activities of the American Red Cross, and Solomons' role in its initial organization. Various cards, ribbons, and other American Red Cross memorabilia are included. Among his personal papers are school documents and family correspondence; of special interest is an engraving of a photograph of Abraham Lincoln taken at Philp & Solomons Metropolitan Gallery shortly before his death (1865), and a letter from Josephine Phillips to Solomons describing the reaction of New Yorkers to the death of Abraham Lincoln and this engraving (1865), and two tickets of admission to the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson printed by the firm of Philp & Solomons (1868). Also included are typed copies of sermonettes given by Solomons to his family (1876-96). Of interest in his general papers is a letter to Dr. Wheeler regarding memorial services in Congress for Samuel F.B. Morse (1872); correspondence with several dictionary editors regarding the definition of "Jew" (1872-1874); and a letter from John Davis of the U.S. State Department regarding American Jews in Jerusalem. Clippings of newspaper articles by Solomons, tributes, memorial notices, and memorial sermons in honor or memory of Solomons are also included (1870-1910).
Alan L. Cohen Papers
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.
Alan M. Kohn Papers
The collection contains papers of Alan M. Kohn, a former emergency preparedness operations officer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and a former president of Temple Beth Sholom, the Conservative Synagogue of Brevard County, Florida. It documents Mr. Kohn's participation in the Rally for Soviet Jewry outside of the John F. Kennedy Space Center of NASA on July 15, 1975. The occasion for the rally was the launch of the Apollo spacecraft manned with three astronauts for a rendezvous with the Soviet Soyuz manned spacecraft on the Apollo-Soyuz Space Mission. The purpose of the rally was to raise public awareness of the plight of the Jews in the Soviet Union and to demand their freedom. The collection includes part of an unpublished, novelized memoir written by Alan M. Kohn in 1995, that focused on the rally. The collection also contains a letter of introduction to the memoir.
Albert Aaron Feldmann Collection
Questionnaire I + II of the Austrian Heritage Collection at the Leo Baeck Institute; photocopies of various materials, such as education records, emigration papers, and photographs pertaining to Albert Aaron Feldmann.
Albert B. Oppenheimer Collection
This collection contains a considerable amount of correspondence relating to Albert Oppenheimer's restitution and inheritance cases, as well as a number of personal, family, and vital records (mostly photocopies) and a large number of photographs.
Albert Bamberger Collection
This collection primarily consists of letters written to Albert Bamberger from his parents and brother between 1938 and 1941. His mother was able to acquire an affidavit of support for one family member to immigrate to the United States from Germany, in 1938; Albert was chosen and settled in Baltimore. The letters mostly concern the (ultimately failed) emigration attempts of Bamberger's parents and brother. The collection also contains other correspondence as well as materials reflecting Bamberger's efforts to secure his family's immigration into the United States.
Albert Einstein Papers
Collection includes correspondence with Jacob Yatskowitz (1941) regarding efforts to help Karl Schoenberg leave Berlin; and letter from Schoenberg to Yatskowitz. Also includes letter from Einstein to David Lurie of New Century Club of Boston (1921) regarding use of Club funds for the Hebrew University, and letter from Einstein to Barnet Hirsch (1945) about Jewish nationalism.
Albert Einstein Collection
This collection contains letters and notes by Albert Einstein, as well as photographs, clippings, items commemorating Einstein, the Einstein family tree, and autographs. The collection also includes a guest book from 1929 from Einstein's house in Caputh with entries made by guests who visited the house.
Albert Hutler Wilkes-Barre flood collection
The collection consists of a report to the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, Inc. on "Agnes" and the Jewish community of Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania, by Albert A. Hutler; a report entitled, The June 23, 1972 flood disaster, by George Joel, Director, The Scranton-Lackawanna Jewish Council, together with appended material of the Council; photographs of the damage to the United Hebrew Institute, a day school in Kingston, and of various scenes of Wilkes-Barre and the nearby area; newspapers and newspaper clippings; three letters of thanks from victims of the flood who were helped in various ways; several reports by volunteer workers; original statements by victims of the flood; reports on the Wilkes-Barre Jewish Community Center day camp programs for the summer of 1972; WBRE-TV, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, editorials; and general information provided by various agencies of the federal government, the Red Cross, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce and other local agencies, the Commission on Economic Opportunity, and a map of the area; and a tape recording of talks by Eugene Roth, Chairman, Executive Committee, The Wyoming Valley Jewish Committee, and Albert A. Hutler before a meeting of the Leadership Development Group, Chicago Federation & Welfare Fund, October 13, 1972, in which they described the aid given the flood-stricken Greater Wilkes-Barre Community.
Albert Jacobson Family Collection
This collection contains Jacobson family documents from 19th and early 20th century Hamburg, as well as a substantial amount of materials pertaining to Albert Jacobson's attempts to secure an exit visa for his mother Adele Jacobson.
Albert Phiebig Collection
This collection contains materials collected and created by Albert Phiebig in the course of his genealogical work. It primarily documents the history of the Phiebig family and related families, but also contains original materials from his ancestors and genealogical tables of other German-Jewish families, as well as other genealogical material and a few personal materials.
Albert Salomon Collection
Correspondence of Albert Salomon, manuscripts, course outlines, photos
Alexander Altmann Collection
The bulk of this collection consists of materials docmenting the research of Alexander Altmann on German and German-Jewish history, particularly the philosophy of Moses Mendelssohn.
Alexander and Marianne Selinger Collection
This collection documents the business of Café Éclair and the lives of the Winter family. The collection contains reviews of the café, and a guestbook with signatures of Austrian and American intellectuals and artists. The collection also includes the Winter family's documents from Austria (work and academic records) as well as clippings from their arrival and residence in the United States.
Alexander Harkavy papers
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.
- Subject: United States X
- Leo Baeck Institute 577
- American Jewish Historical Society 495
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 30
- American Sephardi Federation 10
- Yeshiva University Museum 1
- Correspondence 592
- United States -- Emigration and immigration 399
- Photographs 396
- Clippings (information artifacts) 287
- New York (N.Y.) 249
- United States 240
- Manuscripts (documents) 162
- Official documents 151
- Genealogical tables 130
- Archival materials 112
- Emigration and immigration 110
- Antisemitism 106
- Legal documents 106
- Reports 90
- Articles 88
- Jews, Soviet 87
- Vienna (Austria) 86
- United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century 84
- Berlin (Germany) 83
- Human rights 83 + ∧ less
- English 984
- German 582
- Hebrew 202
- French 176
- Yiddish 115
- Russian 73
- Spanish; Castilian 68
- Polish 37
- Italian 33
- Dutch; Flemish 28
- Czech 20
- Hungarian 18
- Chinese 14
- Latin 12
- Portuguese 12
- Ladino 8
- Swedish 8
- Arabic 7
- Greek, Modern (1453-) 7
- Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan 6 + ∧ less
- Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America 24
- American Jewish Committee 20
- National Conference on Soviet Jewry (U.S.) 20
- Szold, Henrietta, 1860-1945 20
- Theresienstadt (Concentration camp) 19
- American Jewish Congress 18
- Gurs (Concentration camp) 18
- Shcharansky, Anatoly 18
- Union of Councils for Soviet Jews 18
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 17
- B'nai B'rith 17
- Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel), 1874-1949 17
- Nudel, Ida 16
- Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940 15
- National Jewish Welfare Board 15
- Marshall, Louis, 1856-1929 14
- United States. Army 14
- YIVO Archives 14
- Zionist Organization of America 13
- Anti-defamation League 11 + ∧ less