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Adolf Frank Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7176/MF 722
Abstract This collection contains material on Adolf and Albert Frank. Most of it is connected to Adolf Frank's career as a chemist and entrepreneur. The bulk of the material is business papers of various kinds, mostly minutes of meetings and correspondence. Notebooks and patent files can also be found. Prominent is material which shows Adolf Frank's role in the German wartime industry of World War I. Although most material is connected to Adolf Frank, information about Albert Frank is also included. Both are represented in personal papers that appear in the collection.
Dates: 1857-1964

Adolf Wolfermann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1957
Abstract This collection mostly consists of personal correspondence, including communications from relatives and friends interned in concentration camps in France, Lublin, and Theresienstadt, and letters regarding the establishment of an agrarian training camp for Jews in Italy.
Dates: 1934-1962; Majority of material found in 1934-1946

Adolph and Albert Frank Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25460
Abstract This collection holds papers and correspondence pertaining to the famous chemists Adolph and Albert Frank as well as correspondence of their great-nephew Robert Frank. The most prominent topic of the collection is technical chemistry. The papers in this collection include mainly secondary material with only few originals.
Dates: 1872-1995; Majority of material found within 1900-1960s

Alfred Werner Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7158
Abstract This collection documents the professional life of Austro-American art historian and journalist Alfred Werner (1911-1979). After being released from Dachau in 1939, Werner fled to New York. From 1940 to 1979, he wrote thousands of stories, reviews, and columns, and was an editor of or contributor to dozens of art magazines and Jewish periodicals. His primary interests were European, Jewish, and Zionist political affairs, and 19th and 20th-century European and American art, with an emphasis on Jewish and Israeli artists. The bulk of the collection consists of his published output. The collection also contains some additional professional material, such as manuscripts, research materials, and reference photographs, as well as a few personal documents.
Dates: 1914-1979; Majority of material found within 1940-1979

American Jewish Committee Records, Domestic and Geographic Files

 Collection
Identifier: RG 347.17.13
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1921, 1941-1962, 1995

American Jewish Committee Records, Subject Files

 Collection
Identifier: RG 347.17.10
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1930-1973

Anneliese Riess Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10019
Abstract This collection documents the life of Anneliese Riess and her family. The bulk of the collection contains correspondence that reflects the impact of fascism and anti-Semitic policies on her personal life and on her immediate family.
Dates: 1882-2001; Majority of material found in 1933-1948

Antisemitic Literature Collection

 File
Identifier: P-701
Abstract The Anti-Semitic Literature Collection documents journalistic source materials (newspapers, newsletters, and illustrations) regarding views of anti-Semitism in the United States during the 20th-century. A few items from the 19th-century are included, particularly illustrations from Puck, Vanity Fair, and The Judge. Items are from various periodicals (i.e., The Dearborn Independent, Common Sense, The Crusader, The White American), organizations (i.e., American Nazi Party, the Christian Educational Association, and the White Party of America), and by many different authors (i.e., Father C.E. Coughlin, Benjamin Freedman, Otto H.F. Vollbehr). Additionally, this collection contains responses by American organizations to American and European anti-Semitism as well as documentation on the reaction of anti-Semitism in Canada.
Dates: undated, 1869-1993, 2017

Arthur and Herta Neustadt Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4593
Abstract This collection documents the lives of furniture dealer Arthur Neustadt, his wife Hertha Neustadt, and their families, in Danzig, Dortmund, and New York. It includes personal documents, correspondence, and photographs.
Dates: circa 1895-1978

Arthur Segal Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7105
Abstract The Arthur Segal collection contains personal and professional correspondence, manuscripts of essays and books, as well as drafts for speeches by the Dadaist and naturalist painter Arthur Segal. To a lesser extent, there are clippings and photographs.
Dates: 1903-1987

Bernard G. Richards Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-868
Abstract The collection contains Bernard G. Richards personal and official correspondence, papers from his involvement with the American Jewish Congress and Jewish Information Bureau, published and unpublished writings, publications collected by Richards, articles about Richards and his activities, correspondence and articles from testimonial dinners in honor of Richards, and photographs. Significant correspondents include Joseph Barondess, Louis D. Brandeis, Vladimir Jabotinsky, J.L. Magnes, Louis Marshall, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jacob H. Schiff, Philip Slomovitz, Arthur Hays Sulzberger, Morris Winchovsky, and Stephen S. Wise.
Dates: undated, 1820, 1868, 1895-1996, 1999

Blanka Falk Bardach Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25222
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1916-1970

Brüder Böhm Company Collection

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Identifier: AR 25122
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1910-1979; Majority of material found within 1938-1965

Cecilia Ruberl Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25490
Abstract This collection holds letters exchanged between the Austrian émigré Cecilia Ruberl in Rome and Stefan Taussig in upstate New York, to whom she loaned funds in order to establish a farm. Although most of the correspondence concerns their financial association, letters sent during and after World War II document his aid of her and her family members. In addition to correspondence, the collection holds a few receipts for stock transactions and documentation of a restitution claims decision on behalf of Cecilia Ruberl's family.
Dates: 1938-2004; Majority of material found within 1939-1950

Denise Wilde Family Collection Addenda

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25877
Abstract 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.
Dates: undated, 1906-1969; Majority of material found in 1952-1969

Displaced Persons Camps and Centers Poster Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 294.6
Abstract This collection of posters includes approximately 1,000 rare or unique items pertaining to over 100 displaced persons (DP) camps and centers in Germany, Austria, and Italy, dating primarily from 1946 to 1952. Comprised of approximately 60% handpainted and 40% printed items, it includes posters produced by diverse Jewish groups within individual camps, such as administrative and cultural committees, sports clubs, Zionist and religious groups, and landsmanshaftn; as well as organizations active throughout the camps, including the Jewish central committees in the respective countries, the World ORT Union, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the Jewish National Fund, and the Jewish Agency. A small number of items also document activities of the revived Jewish communities in the city centers of Munich and Vienna. Many of the posters use not only language but also color, graphic design, and pictorial and figurative elements to engage their audience with calls to entertainment, lectures, protests, and commemorations.
Dates: 1920-1926, 1939, 1946-1959, undated; Majority of material found within 1946-1952

Dolly Haas Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25447
Abstract The Dolly Haas Family Collection documents the significant events in the lives of several Haas family members and it also contains some details of the early career of Dolly Haas. About half the collection consists of family correspondence. In addition there are a diary, wedding papers of Charles and Margarethe Haas, photographs, educational certificates of Dolly Haas and her sister Margarete, some articles, and various other family documents.
Dates: 1883-2011; Majority of material found within 1901-1935

Edith Friedlander Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11677
Abstract This collection primarily contains materials from World War II related to Edith and Robert Friedlander, of Czech-German-Jewish descent. This material includes a birth certificate, declaration of intention document, US Army enlistment/separation papers for Robert Friedlander, and postcards that his parents wrote from Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia. There are questionnaires filled out by Edith Friedlander from the Austrian Heritage Collection, presenting a picture of pre-war Viennese Jewish life and the impact of the Anschluss. There are also Friedlander family photographs, predominately of Robert Friendlander during World War II. Accompanying this material are assorted miscellaneous 19th and early 20th century material: a title page of M. Friedlanders book Die Religiösen Bewegungen Innerhalb Des Judentums im Zeitalter Jesu (1905); an arcticle about Rabbi Michael Lazar Kohn mentioning Rabbi Jacob Schäfer (circa 1900); and pages from the newspaper Sportler über Sport.
Dates: 1862-1998

Edouard Roditi Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7058
Abstract The collection documents professional activities of Edouard Roditi as a art historian and critic and consist of manuscripts, notes, research files, and a wealth of art catalogues, press release, photographs, and exhibit invitations.
Dates: 1931-1980

Edward Littman Collection of Restitution Case Files

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25301
Abstract This collection contains restitution case files for survivors of occupation and internment during World War II. The case files concern restitution for lost personal property, lost businesses, back pensions and immigration costs. The bulk of these claims sought restitution for injuries and medical conditions contracted during internment.
Dates: 1919 - 1993; Majority of material found in 1957 - 1967

Elisabeth Model Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6306 / MF 864 / MM 96
Abstract This collection consists of documents related to the painter and sculptress Elisabeth Model (née Dittmann). She was born and educated in Germany, but moved to Amsterdam with her husband, Max Model, in 1922. With their two sons, Wolfe and Frans Peter, the couple fled Nazi-occupied Holland for the United States in 1941, where Elisabeth Model continued to work as an artist. The collection contains biographical information about Elisabeth Model and her family; correspondence, including letters from Elisabeth Model's mother in the Netherlands shortly before her deportation, and photographs of an exhibition of Elisabeth Model's artwork at the Leo Baeck Institute New York in 1992. Elisabeth Model was a friend of Hermann Hesse and received several autographed photographs, books, and a letter from him, which may also be found in this collection.
Dates: 1912-1993

Elizabeth W. Trahan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25038
Abstract The Elizabeth W. Trahan Collection documents the personal and professional life of Elizabeth Welt Trahan, who was active as a scholar and writer and taught for several years at various universities in the U.S. Her autobiographical materials, such as her diary, reflect her personal view on Vienna, Austria during World War II. Other papers include personal documents, correspondence, a diary and other autobiographical manuscripts.
Dates: 1913-2009; Majority of material found within 1939-1947

Ellen Otten Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25106 / MF 698
Abstract This collection details the life of Ellen Otten (1909-1999) and her husband, author Karl Otten (1889-1963). The records span from their childhoods, to their move to Spain at the onset of World War II, and their subsequent moves to both England and, finally, Switzerland. Although the majority of the files narrate the professional and personal life of Karl and Ellen, there is also a fair amount of documentation concerning the lives of Ellen's relatives, including the Kroner, Frenckel, Kastan, and Senger families. Some salient topics covered by this collection include German-Jewish daily life, immigration, and genealogical research.
Dates: 1787-1998

Emily Phillips, papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-202
Abstract Contains printed and manuscript letters, written in English, Yiddish and Hebrew, requesting funds, addressed to Emily Phillips from the Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, private individuals and private institutions.

Of special interest are a printed announcement of the investiture of Jacob Saul ben Eliezer Elyasher as Haham Bashi, and a series of letters in which Simon Muhr, acting on Miss Phillips' behalf, undertook to discover, through inquiries of Lazard Freres, France, whether the claims of a petitioner were correct. Includes also a printed New Year's greeting to Miss Phillips signed by a petitioner.
Dates: undated, 1893

Ermanno (Hermann) Loevinson

 Collection
Identifier: ME 826
Abstract This collection offers an incomplete assortment of Ermanno Loevinson’s diaries, from 1886 to 1920.
Dates: 1886-1920

Ernst von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 43
Abstract The collection contains certificates issued and signed by various heads of state throughout Europe conferring medals and honors upon Ernst von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; letters to Mendelssohn-Bartholdy from Bernhard von Bülow, Otto von Bismarck, and Auguste Viktoria; and handwritten letter from Mendelssohn-Bartholdy to historian Adolf von Harnack regarding collections at the Königliche Bibliothek zu Berlin, of which Harnack was director.
Dates: 1878-1908

Eugen Kullmann Estate Collection

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Identifier: AR 25693
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1874-2002; Majority of material found within 1934-1994

Fedor Ganz Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7238
Abstract The collection contains documents, correspondence, unpublished writings, sketches, photos, and various flyers, postcards, posters, and a substantial amount of family documents.
Dates: 1870-1984

Florence Mendheim Collection of Anti-Semitic Propaganda

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25441
Abstract This collection of mainly anti-Semitic material was compiled by a Jewish librarian of German descent who infiltrated the pro-Nazi community developing in New York City in the years leading up to World War II. The bulk of the collection consists of publications and printed matter, with the notable exception of narrative reports that describe first-hand experiences and observations of Nazi-affiliated events. Document types include advertisements, event announcements, books, clippings, correspondence, magazines and newspapers, travel guides, political memorabilia, and other print ephemera.
Dates: 1917-1994; Majority of material found within 1922-1948

Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter Collection

 Collection
Identifier: P-317
Abstract The collection consists of Jack Cohen and Mosco Tzechoval’s papers relating to their involvement at the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter in Oswego, New York, 1944-1946. Materials include correspondence, sermons, minutes, reports, notes, clippings, and photographs.
Dates: 1944-1947, 1960, 1975

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