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Aaron Lopez Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-11
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1752-1994, 1846, 1852, 1953

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

Bernhard Wolff Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 5482
Abstract This collection documents the family of Bernhard Wolff, extending back to his earliest known ancestor in 1646 through his grandchildren born in the 1970s. Born in Esens (Ostfriesland, Germany), Bernhard escaped National Socialist persecution by emigrating to Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1938, followed shortly thereafter by his wife Fanny née Mitau. His six siblings and mother Flora née Oppenheimer also emigrated, eventually settling in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, or the U.S. The collection contains correspondence, family trees, vital records, official documents, and photographs of family and Jewish historical sites. Also included are a three-volume family chronicle and a two-volume collection of materials on the Jewish community of Esens (Ostfriesland) created by Bernhard Wolff. A unique highlight of the collection is the postcard album belonging to Fanny’s mother Ida Mitau née Jacobsohn, who was not able to escape Germany and perished in Theresienstadt.
Dates: 1881-1991; Majority of material found within 1938-1988

CENTRA Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LBIJER 1016
Abstract The Collection contains correspondence of CENTRA, the Council of Jews from Germany, the Irgun Olej Merkaz Europa, the Leo Baeck Institute in Jerusalem, and others. Topics include the Spanish translations of LBI publications and the collaboration of the Council of Jews from Germany with CENTRA. Mentioned is the possibility of establishing a permanent representation of the Leo Baeck Institute in Buenos Aires. A point of concern is the preservation of the German-Jewish heritage in Latin American congregations and organizations of CENTRA. Included are various materials on CENTRA's congresses as well as completed questionnaires about the German-Jewish communities and institutions in South America.
Dates: 1958-1971

Congregation Shearith Israel, Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-4
Abstract Contains published and manuscript material relating to the activities and administration of the congregation and its subsidiary organizations, including: reports and weekly bulletins; early financial records and lists of those honored at religious services; and copies of resolutions and forms of service and prayers for various occasions in manuscript form. Contains also material relating to the cemetery photographs, the Hebra Hased Va-Amet (the congregational burial society) and to later clergy in the congregation: Henry Pereira Mendes, David de Sola Pool, and Louis Coleman Gerstein--including published copies of their sermons.
Dates: undated, 1755-1996

Council of Jews from Germany Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 5890
Abstract This collection contains the records of the Council of Jews from Germany (Council for the Protection of the Rights and Interests of Jews from Germany). It represents the interests of former German Jews in matters of restitution and indemnification, legislation, contacts with successor organizations for heirless Jewish property in West Germany, and social work activities, and was a founding member of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany (the Claims Conference). The records primarily range from the 1950s to the 1970s, and include correspondence concerning all aspects of restitution, particularly with the Claims Conference, internal minutes and other administrative and financial documents, and a small amount of cultural material.
Dates: 1936-1994; Majority of material found within 1950-1977

Records of the Curaçao Jewish Community Collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-112
Abstract The collection contains Dutch and Portuguese documents pertaining to the Jewish community and dealing especially with Congregation Mikve Israel and Neve Salom, the David Aboab controversy, and the communal reorganizations of 1750-51. Four rolls of microfilmed documentary and printed materials are present in the collection
Dates: undated, 1672-1982

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

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

Elisabeth F. Gay and Joseph Gay Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25169
Abstract This collection describes the private and professional lives of Elisabeth Gay and her husband, the businessman Joseph Gay, who came to the United States from Austria in 1939. Topics present in the documents found here include Austria of the 1930s, America during World War II, the economies of several South American countries, and restitution for the Gays' Austrian property. Documents include extensive correspondence, publications, notes and manuscripts, reports, scrapbooks, and photocopies.
Dates: 1849-2003; Majority of material found within 1935-1975

Emery I. Gondor Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25397
Abstract This collection primarily contains materials relating to Emery I. Gondor's varied career as an illustrator, creator of puzzles, photographer, and writer. It also includes some personal documents and vital records, as well as materials relating to Emery Gondor's brother, artist Bertalan Gondor. It is closely related to the collection AR 25085 (Papers of Emery and Bertalan Gondor).
Dates: 1912-2003; Majority of material found within 1926-1960

Ernest B. Hofeller Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 5413
Abstract This collection contains correspondence, personal papers and documents, and photographs documenting Ernest Hofeller's emigration from Germany to the refugee settlement in Sosúa, Dominican Republic, in the 1940s.
Dates: 1928-2001; Majority of material found within 1940s

Ernst Scheuer and Rosi Moses-Scheuer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25281
Abstract This collection contains documents, diaries and personal correspondence of Ernst Scheuer and Rosi Moses Scheuer. They document their life in Paris and their imprisonment in French detention centers in 1939-40 and in Spanish prisons 1940-41. The documents illustrate the struggle for U.S. Visas and the subsequent emigration to the United States, as well as the efforts to establish themselves in New York. The collection also contains numerous manuscripts written by Ernst and Rosi Scheuer, a large number of them being autobiographical.
Dates: 1870s-1999

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

Gabrielle Greenberg Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25528
Abstract The focus of this collection lies on the correspondence between Lily Lösser and her daughters Yutta (Judy) and Gaby (Gabrielle) during their time of separation 1943-1946. The rest of the collection is made up of personal albums, official correspondence, documents and other material.
Dates: 1908-2012; Majority of material found within 1943-1946

Guide to the Isaac Bitton (1926- ) Papers

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Identifier: ASF AR 13
Abstract Isaac Bitton (1926- ) was born in Lisbon, Portugal. He immigrated to Palestine in the early 1940s where he would go on to serve in the Jewish Brigade of the British Army and later the Israeli Defense Force. He and his family moved to the US in 1959, eventually settling in Woodstock, Illinois. He was a successful executive and philanthropist. This collection contains correspondence and addresses related to the efforts of Isaac Bitton in the restoration of the Jewish cemetery in Faro, Portugal and the recognition of Portuguese diplomat Aristides de Sousa Mendes in the aid given to Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany. The collection also contains some material related to his work with the US government, in particular the Small Business Administration.
Dates: undated, 1986-1997

Papers of Cecilia Razovsky

 Collection
Identifier: P-290
Abstract The papers consist of correspondence and reports of Cecelia Razovsky (married name: Davidson), noted social worker specializing in immigration and resettlement of refugees. The collection includes information about her work with the National Council of Jewish Women in the 1920s, and with the National Refugee Service (and predecessor organizations) in the 1930s. Information is included about her work as a Resettlement Supervisor in the post-World War II Displaced Persons camps in Europe, and as a field worker in the southwestern U.S. for the United Service for New Americans in 1950. The collection contains reports and correspondence from her trips to South America, primarily Brazil, to explore possibilities of refugee settlement in 1937 and 1946; as a representative for United HIAS Service to aid in settling Egyptian and Hungarian refugees in 1957-1958; and as a pleasure trip and evaluation of the changes in the Jewish community of the country in 1963. Also included in the collection are many of Razovsky's articles, plays, and pamphlets.
Dates: undated, 1913-1971

Hannah Busoni Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10427 / MF 928
Abstract This collection documents the life of Hannah Busoni (née Apfel) and her husband, the artist Rafaello Busoni, son of the renowned composer, Ferruccio Busoni. The collection consists primarily of personal correspondence and photographs, but also includes Portuguese newspaper clippings. There are also four court cases pertaining to the defense attorney, Dr. Alfred Apfel, Hannah's father.
Dates: 1914-1985; Majority of material found within 1930-1958

Henry Victor Besso Collection

 Collection
Identifier: ASF AR-9
Abstract The collection documents the work of Henry Besso and reflects various aspects of his professional life, personal research and writings in the field of Sephardic culture, Spanish language and linguistics, and Sephardic and Spanish history. Collection also documents Besso's involvement with Sephardic organizations and communities. Collection includes audio materials, brochures, booklets, clippings, conference procedures, correspondence, government publications, minutes, notes, photographs, printed matter, reports, speeches, and writings and translations by Henry Besso and others.
Dates: 1905-1992; Majority of material found in 1940-1976

Isaac Andrade documents

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Identifier: P-257
Abstract Contains a receipt for a donation made to the synagogue building fund (1853), and a copy of a birth certificate (1866), taken from the records of the Portuguese-Jewish community of Hamburg.
Dates: 1853, 1866

Isaac Leeser, papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-20
Abstract Contains letters and articles in manuscript to Leeser pertaining to: his work as editor of The Occident, his translation of the Bible and his other literary works; discussions concerning Jewish law, the Reform movement in the United States and in Curaçao; Reform and Orthodox Judaism in Albany, N.Y., Massachusetts Senator Henry Wilson's anti-Semitic comments in the United States Congress; the founding of a synagogue in San Francisco; the condition of Jews and Jewish education in America and in England; equal rights for Jews in Massachusetts and North Carolina; the controversy over the Touro Monument; slavery and the Civil War; and converts to Judaism. Also includes information on Israel Joseph Benjamin's trip in the U.S., 1859-1862; Isaac Mayer Wise; Sabato Morais; a manuscript guidebook on Jewish ritual slaughter written by Moses Julian in Barbados in 1820; Moses Montefiore's report on his mission to Rome on behalf of the Edgardo Mortara affair; articles discussing Christian theology; the Jews in Cochin, India and in China; a Latin preface to Leeser's Hebrew Bible; a Portuguese prayer against the evil eye; and poems on topics of Jewish interest.
Dates: undated, 1811-1919

Jacob Jacobson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7002 / MF 447 / MF 134
Abstract Records of several Jewish communities assembled by Jacob Jacobson.
Dates: 1660-1958

Jacob Xenab Cohen, papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-661
Abstract Consists of correspondence, articles, speeches, travel notes, ephemera and other documents pertaining to the career of a civil-engineer Jacob Xenab Cohen, who retired from that profession in 1924 to become a practicing rabbi. Includes materials from Cohen's campaigns against employment discrimination and Nazi persecution of Jews in Europe from 1932 to 1945.
Dates: undated, 1913-1978

Jacques Judah Lyons papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-15
Abstract Jacques Judah Lyons, hazzan, rabbi and community leader, was born in Surinam and emigrated to Philadelphia in the early 1800s. Minister of the New York Congregation Shearith Israel for 38 years, he gathered extensive materials on early Jewish history in the United States, Canada and the West Indies. His papers include manuscripts, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, notebooks, photographs, and a Sansom ship's log book. Contains material relating to Jews in North and South America generally and more specifically to Congregation Shearith Israel and the Jews in New York, the Touro Synagogue and cemetery and the Jews in Newport, Rhode Island, Philadelphia and the West Indies. Also contains material relating to Jews in the wars of the United States, correspondence of the Jews with George Washington and items relating to Haym Salomon. Collection consists of manuscript material and five notebooks and three scrapbooks of Lyons. Contains material not listed in calendar consisting of sermons by Lyons, a manuscript prayer book used in Surinam and a guide for religious ceremonies at Congregation Shearith Israel, as well as letters written during the Civil War period and correspondence relating to the personal life and career of Lyons.
Dates: undated, 1705-1885, 1908, 1911-1914, 1917-1919, 1933, 1950

Jessurun family collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1213
Abstract The collection pertains to the Portuguese Jewish Jessurun family in 19th century Hamburg, including business and private documents.
Dates: 1798-1841

Jewish Student Organizations Collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-61
Abstract The collection contains the periodicals of, and relating to, many Jewish student organizations.
Dates: undated, 1907-2006; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1985

Kempner Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3212
Abstract The collection contains family trees of the Kempner, Davidsohn, and Wolffsohn families from the mid 18th to early 20th century, including birth dates and some death dates, as well as brief biographies of David Kempner and Friederike Kempner.
Dates: 1967-2009

Lee Kaufer Frankel collection

 Collection
Identifier: P-146
Abstract This collection contains correspondence, documents, and newspaper clippings relating to the life and activities of Frankel in the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, as well as in other social welfare Jewish organizations. Includes biographic and bibliographic data; manuscript and printed copies of his writings; speeches on the subjects of health, insurance and Jewish affairs; and miscellaneous personal correspondence, particularly especially with Milton Rosenau.
Dates: undated, 1889-1933, 1936-1938, 1942-1944

Michael Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: LBIJER 21
Abstract This collection consists of various materials pertaining to the Michael family in particular to Jacob Joseph Michael's (1882- ) efforts to write a family history covering the years 1600 to 1951.
Dates: 1891-1980

National Conference on Soviet Jewry, records

 Collection
Identifier: I-181 and I-181A
Abstract The collection contains the records of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry, the largest and most influential organization created by the American Jews to coordinate efforts on behalf of Soviet Jews, which survives today as National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry (NCSEJ). The bulk of the collection covers the activities from the early 1970s through late 1980s. The collection includes minutes of meetings, memoranda, correspondence, newsletters and publications of the NCSJ and its precursor, the American Jewish Committee on Soviet Jewry (1964-1971). Among other materials are individual files Refuseniks, prisoners of conscience and Jewish émigrés. The collection also includes a considerable number of reports from the visits to the USSR by Soviet Jewry Movement activists and other. A significant part of the collection is represented by the audio recordings that include 13-minute programs on the WEVD Radio dedicated to Soviet Jewry topics and recordings of phone conversations with Refuseniks. There is also a considerable number of photographs, posters and publications, several film strips and VHS tapes.
Dates: undated, 1949, 1954, 1956, 1958-1993

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