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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 collection contains extensive correspondence of Baumgardt including letters from the front to his family during World War I, and correspondence with Conrad Aiken, Hannah Arendt, Julius Bab, Bertha Badt-Strauss, Leo Baeck, Isaiah Berlin, Walter Benjamin, Hugo Bergmann, Kurt Blumenfeld, Ilse Blumenthal-Weiss, Martin Buber, John Dewey, Dora Edinger, Albert Einstein, Ismar Elbogen, Elisabeth Foerster-Nietzsche, Felix Frankfurter, Sigmund Freud, Georg Heym, Salomo Friedlaender (Mynona), Max Gruenewald, Hermann Hesse (including photos, watercolors, autographed poems), Sidney Hook, Rudolf Kayser, Wolfgang Koehler, Hans Kohn, Georg Landauer, Heinrich Mann, Thomas Mann, Hans Margolius, Reinhold Niebuhr, Erwin Panofsky, Jacob Picard, Kurt Pinthus, Joachim Prinz, Hyman Rickover, Eleanor Roosevelt, Arthur Schlesinger, Hans Joachim Schoeps, Gershom Scholem, Toni Sender, Ernst Simon, Chaim Weizmann, Beatrice Webb, Robert Weltsch, and Arnold Zweig.
Also included are manuscripts, articles, lectures, and offprints by and about Baumgardt on philosophy, ethics, religion, literature, politics, and other subjects; transcripts of conversations with Einstein and Freud.
Correspondence and reviews about publication of Horizons of a Philosopher (the Festschrift for David Baumgardt).
Letters, notes, and manuscripts by Dorothy Canfield Fischer.
Photos of Baumgardt's family and friends.
Organizational records of the Zionist youth group Ha-Poel Ha-Zair, including minutes of the central council of the organization in Berlin and letters from Georg Landauer, Eugen Taeubler and Robert Weltsch, 1919-1921.
[AV collection (records)] Interview with Voice of America, February 23, 1955 ( 1 record)
[OS 80] Article "Erwachen der Romantik" (1930) (copy in Box 16, Folder 16); page from the Juedische Rundschau with notes by Baumgardt (copy in Box 18, Folder 19); speech "Jeremy Bentham, an Englishman, to the Citizens of the Several American United States, London 1817" (copy in Box 24, Folder 2)
[R 12] Sigmund Freud Autographs (copies in file).
This collection contains materials collected by David Trotsky relating to the Jewish community of Belgium in the inter-war period. Materials include printed documents, posters, reports, meeting minutes, and newspaper clippings, mainly pertaining to the Jews of Brussels and Antwerp.
This collection consists primarily of three notebooks relating to Barnard's membership in the Labor Zionist youth movement Tchelet Lavan (1932-1938) and assorted notes from his years at Manor Farm (1938-1940), a residence in the United Kingdom to which he was brought by the Kindertransport.
Notes on the Bund, Nathan Birnbaum, Simon Dubnow. Clippings on the Soviet Union and nationalism, 1930s-1940s.
The papers relate to Kadison's theatrical career and personal life. Art works: original stage designs for the Yiddish theater; drawings of stage characters; portraits of the Kadison family; miscellaneous drawings. Photographs of the Vilna Troupe including scenes of performances. Individual and group photographs of troupe members, including photographs of Luba Kadison and Joseph Buloff. Photographs of Leib Kadison and family. Programs of Vilna Troupe productions. Clippings, theater posters.
Correspondence with brothers David and Lippa and other family members, 1907-1964. Correspondence with individuals including Ephraim Auerbach, Menahem Boraisha, Joshua Fishman, Jacob Glatstein, Aaron Glanz-Leieles, Abraham Golomb, Oscar Handlin, David Ignatoff, Zelig Kalmanovitch, Mordechai Kaplan, H. Leivick, Shmuel Niger, Melech Ravitch, A.A. Roback, Jacob Shatzky, Israel Steinbaum, Salomon Suskovich, Abraham Sutzkever, Yokhanan Twersky, Max Weinreich, Aaron Zeitlin. Correspondence with organizations, including the YIVO Institute. Materials relating to YIVO-Yad Vashem Documentary Projects. Manuscripts of poetry, drama, fiction, essays. Translations, speeches and lectures. Miscellaneous pedagogical materials. Materials relating to Camp Boiberik. Research materials such as questionnaires, statistics, correspondence and reports on various topics including reactions to the Eichmann trial. Personal materials. Clippings of articles by and about Lehrer.
The collection consists of photographs including Sholem Aleichem schools, Workmen's Circle Schools, family photographs, group photographs.
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.
Manuscripts of Jaffe's poems, short stories, translations. Personal documents. Correspondence with organizations. General correspondence including Shlomo Bickel, Daniel Charney, Aaron Glanz-Leieles, H. Leivick, Shmuel Niger, Joseph Opatoshu, Abraham Sutzkever, Malka Heifetz Tussman. Family correspondence. Materials for the anthology of Hebrew poetry in Yiddish (published). Materials on the theme of motherhood in world poetry.
Materials relating to Benjamin's activities in the Workmen's Circle of Cleveland, including correspondence, lecture notes, speeches. Photograph, annual convention, Toronto, 1922.
The National Committee for Labor Israel (NCLI) was an American fundraising organization closely associated with Israel’s federation of labor and trade unions (Histadrut). NCLI provided financial support for the Histadrut’s educational, health, and social programs in Israel through national and regional solicitation campaigns. Major donors included Labor Zionist organizations, American labor unions, and other Jewish community associations. Financial problems eventually led to the dissolution of NCLI, and the bulk of this collection documents its final decades of operation. A large portion of the records pertain to development projects in Israel during the 1960s -1970s.
The collection is divided into 5 series: I) Personal Papers and General Correspondence (folders 1-5); II) Journalistic Articles (6-51b); III) Jewish Folklore (52-99); IV) Various Materials (100-105); V) Photographs (106-117).The collection includes Yiddish folkore materials, including notebooks of songs, folk plays, folktales, folk humor, anecdotes, proverbs. Clippings of Litwin's articles relating to various topics, including: Russia, 1917-1930; Palestine and Zionism; towns and cities in Europe; landsmanshaftn; Poale Zion activities, 1915-1928; Jewish occupations; colonization and farming; Jewish holidays; Yiddish theater; education. Poems by Litwin. Photographs of personalities, towns in Europe. Correspondence with Abraham Cahan, Saul Ginsburg, Abraham Liessin, Baal Makhshoves (Isidor Eliashev), Shmuel Niger, Zalman Reisen, Sholem Aleichem, Israel Zinberg. Family correspondence.
Abraham Charasch Collection documents Abraham Charasch’s involvement with various Jewish political parties and Jewish student organizations in the Russian Empire and abroad prior to the October Revolution of 1917. Most materials collected here deal with the Union of Eastern Jewish Student Organizations in Western Europe and Zionist Socialist Worker’s Party. Included here is correspondence, by-laws, reports, resolutions, minutes of meetings, declarations, circular letters, lists of delegates to student conferences, memoranda, manuscripts, bibliographies, and applications sent to the Swiss Central Committee for the Return of Political Immigrants.
The papers relate to H. Novick's activities as an educator. Educational materials such as curricula, games, exams, clippings, plays, materials on holidays and other topics studied in Workmen's Circle Schools, Farband Labor Zionist Order Schools, and Camp Kindervelt. Photographs of Camp Kindervelt and of the Jewish Teacher's Seminary in New York.
The Marc Ratner Papers consist of materials pertaining to Marc Ratner's political activities as one of the leaders of the SERP (Sotsialisticheskaya Yevreyskaya Rabochaya Partiia, Jewish Socialist Workers' Party, Rus: Социалистическая еврейская рабочая партия) which was a left leaning Zionist revolutionary party. The collection consists of correspondence, circular letters, clippings, minutes of meetings, essays, manuscripts, political resolutions and statements. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence between party members, minutes of meetings and manuscripts.
The American League for a Free Palestine was organized in 1944 to help with the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine. The collections consists of correspondence, financial statements, lists, pamphlets, fliers, advertisements, news clippings and other ephemera.
This collection consists of constitution and bylaws, national convention souvenir journals, almanacs, pamphlets, events fliers and brochures, and local chapters newsletters and publications documenting the activities of the Order. Contains souvenir programs, financial statements, journals, reports and teachers aids for the Folk schools located in New York and Los Angeles, as well as songbooks and scripts from Camp Kinderwelt. Also includes programming and educational material designed for Chapter activities.
The collection relates to the life of Jewish refugees, mostly of German and Austrian origin, in Shanghai primarily between the years 1939-1948. It covers many aspects of their experience, including political and cultural events, relief and charity activities, and self-help. The collection originated from the YIVO exhibition that was organized and displayed in 1947 in Shanghai and later in New York. The collection consists of manuscripts, minutes of meetings, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and printed materials.
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 14
- American Jewish Historical Society 4
- Leo Baeck Institute 2
- Labor Zionism 11
- Correspondence 6
- Clippings (information artifacts) 5
- Photographic prints 5
- Labor Zionism. 4
- Minutes (administrative records) 3
- Photographs 3
- Resolutions (administrative records) 3
- Archival materials 2
- Authors, Yiddish 2
- Fasts and feasts, Jewish. 2
- Financial records 2
- Fliers (printed matter) 2
- Fraternal organizations 2
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) 2
- Jewish authors. 2
- Jewish camps -- New York (State) -- Rhinebeck. 2
- Jewish communists 2
- Jewish journalists. 2
- Jewish teachers colleges -- New York (State) -- New York. 2 + ∧ less
- English 15
- Yiddish 10
- German 5
- Russian 5
- French 4
- Hebrew 3
- Polish 3
- Czech 2
- Lithuanian 2
- Arabic 1
- Chinese 1
- Dutch; Flemish 1
- Hungarian 1
- Japanese 1
- Latvian 1
- Spanish; Castilian 1 + ∧ less
- Niger, Samuel, 1883-1955 4
- Workmen's Circle (U.S.) 3
- Camp Kinderwelt (Highland Mills, N.Y.) 2
- Farband-Labor Zionist Order (U.S.) 2
- Glanz-Leyeles, Aaron, 1889-1966. 2
- Jewish National Workers' Alliance (U.S.) 2
- Jewish Teachers' Seminary and People's University (New York, N.Y.) 2
- Leivick, H., 1888-1962 2
- Ogólny Żydowski Związek Robotniczy "Bund" w Polsce 2
- Sutzkever, Abraham, 1913-2010 2
- Weinreich, Max, 1894-1969 2
- AFL-CIO 1
- Allgemeyner Idisher arbayṭerbund in Liṭa, Poylen un Rusland 1
- Allgemeyner Idisher arbeyṭerbund in Liṭa, Poylen un Rusland 1
- American Association for Jewish Education 1
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 1
- American League for a Free Palestine 1
- Auerbach, Ephraim, 1892-1973. 1
- Baal-Makhshoves, 1873-1924 1
- Barnard, F. M. (Frederick M.) 1 + ∧ less