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Overview An autograph book belonging to Aaron Cohen. Containing photographs, autographs, and personal remarks addressed to Cohn by his principal professors, and friends while he was a student at Fort Edward Institution in Fort Edward, New York.
Overview Letter from an agent of the Great Northern Express Company, Helena, Montana to Aaron Hershfield, cashier, Merchant's National Bank, quoting rates for shipping currency and gold to different points. Also includes 3 pages of background material from the Montana Historical Society.
Dates: 1894, 1977
Overview This collection contains a sampling of the life and work of poet Aaron Kramer. The collection documents the life and work of American poet Aaron Kramer through biographical sketches, copies of his poetry, as well as a copy of his Master of Arts Thesis for the faculty of Brooklyn College.
Dates: undated, 1943-1968
Overview The collection contains 3 items pertaining to the estate of Benjamin M. Levy, brother of Aaron Levy, Jr. The latter was the administrator of the estate; Abraham Moses was one of the appraisers, and Abraham Gumpert was among the persons mentioned in the letters of administration.
Overview Contains five miscellaneous legal documents pertaining to land purchases, including one concerning Robert Morris, three items related to business matters (1781-1804), an unidentified manuscript inscribed in Hebrew, and Levy's last will and testament (1815). Also includes estate document of Benjamin Levy.
Overview 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.
Overview Aaron Lopez (1731-1782) was a Jew 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
Overview 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.
Overview Consists of minutes of meetings at the Congregation Beth Abraham, Bayonne, N.J., dated 1918 to 1938, and a marriage register maintained by Charney when he was rabbi in Revere Beach, MA (1921-1924), and at the Congregation Beth Abraham in Bayonne (1928-1956).
Overview The collection consists of 4 items relating to Abba Eban's career as one of Israel's foremost statesmen. Contains a pamphlet of a 1955 address delivered at University of Notre Dame entitled "Modern Israel," and a reprint of an essay on Jewish Heritage from the 1962 New Jewish Encyclopedia. Also contains two programs from events held in Eban's honor, one, a 1959 testimonial dinner upon Eban's return to Israel after 10 years in the United States while serving as Israel's representative to the United Nations and her Ambassador to the United States, which is autographed by Eban. The second is a program from a memorial lecture at the Monroe Temple of Liberal Judaism, NY, at which Eban was a guest speaker in 1987.
Dates: 1955,1959, 1962, 1987
Overview Collection consists of 7 items relating to Silver's efforts to further the Zionist cause during the 1940s and 1950s. It contains a 1940 letter from Silver as Chairman of the United Palestine Appeal to the Joint Distribution Committee with respect to a proposed joint fundraising campaign. Also included are 3 pamphlets relating to the controversy of 1944-45 regarding what the wartime approach of the Zionist's cause to the American government should be and over which Silver resigned as co-chairman of the American Zionist Emergency Council due to his advocacy of a more aggressive approach than was being taken. A 1955 Zionist Organization of America bulletin, dedicated to the 300th anniversary of Jews in North America, which contains an essay by Silver entitled "Zionism in American Jewry" is also included. Also contains documents regarding two tribute dinners held in Silver's honor, one in 1947 on his departure to Palestine, and one in 1954 sponsored by the Brookline-Brighton-Newton Zionist District in Massachusetts.
Overview Contains the copies of letters of Abe Cohen to his family in Liverpool, of his experiences in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he had gone to try to recuperate from Tubercolosis.
Dates: 1912-1913, 1992
Overview Consists of three signed excerpts from his pamphlet, Concerning dissent and civil disobedience, and a letter to Philip Sang declining an invitation to participate in the dedication of the new headquarters of the American Jewish Historical Society.
Dates: undated, 1968
Overview Consists of a letter written by Abelson from Nemaksht, Lithuania, in a beautiful script and unusually elegant language, to his friend Louis Wigdor in Missouri, describing his personal condition and some aspects of Jewish life in Eastern Europe and inquiring about conditions and job opportunities in America. Of interest are references to anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe and the revival of Hebrew as a living language.
Overview 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.
Dates: undated, 1805
Overview 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.
Overview This collection contains Hebrew, Yiddish and English sheet music compositions, programs, playbills, and reviews, with extensive files relating to the operas "The Golem" and "The Thief and the Hangman" and the musical "Great to Be Alive." There are also some photographs and correspondence.
Dates: undated, 1925-1965
Overview 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. Mention is made in the letter of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Overview In this letter to Judah L. Hackenburg of Philadelphia, Bernal writes of his efforts to secure a teaching position in Louisville, KY and mentions a Jewish seminary in Louisville "with 30 to 40 pupils."
Dates: Sept. 5, 1850
Overview The majority of the collection consists of Jonas' will and the papers related to settlement of his estate. Of interest in these papers is his exhortation to his children not to dispute his leaving the entire estate to his wife. A witness to his will was Simeon P. Cohen.
Overview This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Abraham Klausner, including articles written by and about him, research materials for his articles and his memoir, correspondence, and Klausner’s personal and military records. These materials reflect his active involvement with Displaced Persons and the DP Camps in Postwar Germany as well as his sometimes complicated relationships with the Joint Distribution Committee and the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA). The collection also contains issues of Fun Letstn Hurbn (From the Last Extermination).
Overview A broadside giving the order of procession honoring the remains of President Lincoln as they passed through Chicago en route to Springfield, Illinois. Among the organizations listed are the Chevra Kaddisha Ubikkur Cholim and the Hebrew Benevolent Association.
Overview A letter to Capt. Enoch Hobart in Kingston, Jamaica, regarding payment on account of a judgement against the firm of Touro and Tavarius.
Overview Photocopy of the Record book of Abraham Selz of Niederstettin, Germany (and later of Baltimore, Maryland). Contains records, in Hebrew, Yiddish, and German of the circumcisions of over 450 boys in Niederstettin and its surrounding towns. Also includes one folder of background information on Abraham Selz.
Dates: 1853-1881, 1981
Overview 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.
Dates: 1892, 1920-1978, 2010; Majority of material found within 1927 - 1964
Overview 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.
Dates: undated, 1975-1976, 1985, 1987-1989, 1994
Overview 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.
Dates: 1817, 1895
Overview Lists the descendants of Mordecai (b. 1735) and Sarah (Levy) Abrahams (b. 173?), who emigrated from Europe to Virginia in the 1700s.
Overview Consists of estate inventories and correspondence pertaining to the activities of family members.
Overview This collection is comprised of protest and community action handbooks, Refusenik lists of names, miscellaneous reports on Soviet Jewry, and the following publications: Jewish Chronicle (November 23, 1973), and The Spotlight (November 1965, December 1967, and March 1969).
Dates: undated, 1964-1975
- Repository: American Jewish Historical Society X
- Correspondence 306
- clippings (information artifacts) 220
- Photographs 184
- New York (N.Y.) 162
- United States 131
- Jews, Soviet 109
- Minutes (administrative records) 109
- Reports 109
- Antisemitism 107
- Emigration and immigration 92
- Refuseniks 92
- publications (documents) 91
- Human rights 88
- Pamphlets 88
- Newsletters 86
- Articles 83
- memorandums 82
- United States--Economic conditions 78
- Israel 77
- Soviet Union 73 ∧ less
- National Jewish Welfare Board 96
- Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America 41
- Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel), 1874-1949 30
- American Jewish Congress 25
- National Conference on Soviet Jewry (U.S.) 25
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 23
- Shcharansky, Anatoly 23
- Szold, Henrietta, 1860-1945 23
- Union of Councils for Soviet Jews 22
- American Jewish Committee 20
- Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941 20
- United Jewish Appeal 20
- Zionist Organization of America 20
- B’nai B’rith 19
- Nudel, Ida 19
- Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940 16
- Marshall, Louis, 1856-1929 16
- National Council of Jewish Women 16
- Union of American Hebrew Congregations 16
- Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds 14 ∧ less