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Fellman Taranto Family Collection

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Identifier: ASF AR-70
Overview The collection documents the lives of the Fellman and Taranto families of Long Beach, New York, and Washington, D.C., particularly Rosalind Fellman; her father, Sidney Fellman, who was a dentist and the longtime president of the Yom Tov Hebrew Congregation; her mother, Suzanne Taranto Fellman; her grandparents, Harry and Pauline Fellman and Isaac and Alegra Taranto; and her uncles, Milton Fellman and Maurice Taranto. There is also information about the Yom Tov Hebrew Congregation, with which the Taranto family in particular was closely involved.
Dates: 1899-2014

Guide to the Candiotti-Asher Family Papers

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Identifier: ASF AR 24
Overview The collection documents the life of Saul Candiotti's maternal and paternal grandparents from their immigration from Turkey to the U.S., their marriages, and a glimpse into their lives during WWII and membership in the Keter Zion Angora Society.
Dates: undated, 1913-1945

Guide to the Elli Kohen Papers

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Identifier: ASF AR 22
Overview This collection contains the research of University of Miami professor of photobiology and medical researcher Elli Kohen. Professor Kohen was a prolific writer in a variety of topics ranging from photobiology to the history of cats to the study of Ladino and Sephardic Jewry. The bulk of this collection contains his notes and drafts of essays and book chapters on the history of Sephardic and Turkish Jews.
Dates: undated, 1999-2002

Guide to the Isaac Bitton (1926- ) Papers

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Identifier: ASF AR 13
Overview 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

Guide to the Papers of David Fintz Altabé

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Identifier: ASF AR 12
Overview This collection contains the work of Sephardic scholar and poet David Fintz Altabé. The bulk of this collection consists of lectures and several poems, in addition to a newspaper clipping.
Dates: n.d., 1978-2000; Majority of material found in 1985-1998

Guide to the Papers of Evelyn Klapholtz

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Identifier: ASF AR 20
Overview This collection contains the personal papers of Evelyn Klapholtz. The bulk of this collection consists of genealogical information and material related to her family. There is additional material related to the sephardic community in New York City.
Dates: undated, 1911-2001; Majority of material found in 1923-1950

Guide to the Papers of John Stern

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Identifier: ASF AR 68
Overview The papers of John/Jean (Hans Ulrich) Stern are composed of a selection of his school papers, several journal entries and primary sources from Tangiers Morocco, and later sources from reunions and societies related to the Jewish communities of Tangiers. There are also several samples of his wife Alia’s poetry in English and French.
Dates: 1924-2013; Majority of material found within 1945-1990

Guide to the Records of Sepharad 1992

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Identifier: ASF AR 25
Overview This collection documents the events surrounding Sepharad ’92, an event and an international Jewish committee to commemorate the five-hundredth anniversary of the Jewish expulsion from Spain as part of the Spanish Inquisition. The committee, headquartered in New York City, developed programs that sought to educate the public through a variety of approaches about the expulsion and the relocation of Spain’s Jewish population throughout the world. Such programs included educational curriculum, exhibitions, interfaith gatherings, concerts, and conferences.
Dates: [unknown]; Majority of material found in 1990-1992

Guide to the Records of Sephardic House

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Identifier: ASF AR 10
Overview Sephardic House was established in 1978 as a correction to the often-overlooked contributions of the Sephardic community to American-Jewish culture. The Records of Sephardic House documents the administrative, programming, and publishing activities of Sephardic House since its founding. Such documents include financial records, meeting minutes, correspondence, artist portfolios, press releases, photographs, slides, and much more.
Dates: undated, 1930-2010; Majority of material found in 1979-2003

Guide to the Tamar Morad, Dennis and Robert Shasha Collection of Iraqi Jewish Oral Histories

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Identifier: ASF AR 72
Overview This collection contains oral history materials collected by Tamar Morad, Robert Shasha, and Dennis Shasha, in connection with the writing and compilation of the book Iraq's Last Jews: Stories of Daily Life, Upheaval, and Escape from Modern Babylon (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), including approximately 60 audio recordings of interviews, with at least one third accompanied by transcripts; and a small amount of related biographical material, including memoirs and other writings, one family history, and photographs. The collection contains the interview recordings on which 18 of the 20 narratives in the published book were based. In addition, it contains oral histories or autobiographical narratives pertaining to more than 40 individuals whose stories are not told in the book. The interviewees and their families represent a range of professions, including international merchants and bankers, as well as rabbis, doctors, politicians, intellectuals, musicians, poets, and artists. The materials convey personal accounts of Jewish life in Iraq from approximately the 1920s to the early 1980s, as well as Iraqi Jewish experiences of emigration, transit journeys, and new lives in the diaspora, in locations including Iran, India, Japan, China, Israel, Great Britain, Canada, and the United States.
Dates: circa 1900, 1930s-2007; Majority of material found within 2003-2007

Henry Victor Besso Collection

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Identifier: ASF AR-9
Overview 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

Joel A. Zack papers

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Identifier: ASF AR 78
Overview The Joel A. Zack papers consist of research notes, correspondence, oversized architectural site drawings, slides, and photographs of various synagogues, mellahs, and Jewish cemeteries in various areas of Morocco and Turkey.
Dates: undated, 1986-1999

Maurice Shasha (1914-2000) Papers

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Identifier: ASF AR 77
Overview This collection contains family and business photographs, passports, various certificates, genealogical research, and moving image media representing the life of Maurice Yamen Shasha. Also included are photographs and primary source documents of his wife, Violet Shasha, and photographs of Maurice's parents and children.
Dates: 1900-2016; Majority of material found within 1930-1940

Papers of Abraham and Irma Lopes Cardozo

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Identifier: ASF AR-8
Overview The Papers of Reverend Abraham Lopes and Mrs. Irma Robles Cardozo contain various materials reflecting the personal and professional lives of Rev. and Mrs. Cardozo, including Rev. Cardozo’s position as Hazzan at Congregation Shearith Israel in New York City and Irma Lopes Cardozo’s numerous philanthropic activities. In addition, there are various materials relating to Sephardic communities throughout the world, honors the Cardozos received, and individuals who had an important influence upon them.
Dates: 1910-2008; Majority of material found within 1950-1994

Papers of Aviva Ben-Ur

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Identifier: ASF AR-7
Overview This is a compilation of items collected by Aviva Ben-Ur, mainly in photocopy format, including historical essays about Sephardic Jewry and Ladino, newsletters, maps, and poems.
Dates: undated, 1923-2007

Papers of David Ribacoff

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Identifier: ASF AR-60
Overview The David Ribacoff papers consistsphotographs and the personal and professional correspondence and papers of David Ribacoff. The papers highlight David Ribacoff’s involvement with the American Sephardi Federation and other Jewish organizations.
Dates: 1925-2010

Papers of Henry Toledano

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Identifier: ASF AR-40
Overview This is a compilation of items published by Dr. Toledano from 1973-2006. These items relate to the history of Sephardic Jewry, especially that of Moroccan Jews and Jews within the Muslim world.
Dates: undated, 1972-2006

Papers of Iyda Hirsh Levitt

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Identifier: ASF AR 65
Overview The papers of Iyda Hirsh Levitt are composed of two sections: (1) Notes derived from Ms. Hirsh Levitt’s work serving as the secretary for Rev. Dr. David de Sola Pool and (2) genealogical family trees for five families dating back to the colonial period, prior to the Revolutionary War. Dr. Pool served as the spiritual leader for Congregation Shearith Israel-the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue of New York from 1907 till his death in 1970. Ms. Hirsh Levitt worked as his secretary from 1935 till 1945.
Dates: 1864-1950; Majority of material found within 1935-1945

Papers of Joseph A. D. Sutton

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Identifier: ASF AR-37
Overview The collection documents the work and correspondence of Joseph A. D. Sutton and reflects various aspects of his life, personal research and writings in the field of Syrian Jewish culture and society, mainly as the Syrian Jews made their way in the United States. The collection also documents the Syrian Jewish experience of the immigrants who came to America and settled, as they are described in his two books: Magic Carpet: Aleppo-in-Flatbush and Aleppo Chronicles. An extensive portion of the collection examines the Syrian community which settled in Brooklyn, including articles by colleagues as well as correspondence.
Dates: 1756, 1850-1999 (bulk 1979-1993)

Papers of Joy Zacharia Appelbaum

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Identifier: ASF AR 55
Overview The collection documents the work and correspondence of Joy Zacharia Appelbaum and reflects various aspects of her life, personal research and writings in the field of Sephardic Jewish culture and society, mainly as they made their way here in the United States. Collection consists in large part of a large array of newspaper and magazine articles describing Sephardic life in various areas of the world, and especially in the United States. An extensive portion of the collection examines the various customs and traditions found among the Sephardim, including customs for the Jewish Holidays (and especially Passover). The collection also includes a significant quantity of information about the American Sephardi Federation, focusing a great deal on its conventions and activities in the late 1980s to early 1990s. There is also a sizable amount of information about the Sephardic communities in the Ottoman regions of Turkey, Greece, and the Balkans, with a considerable amount of material that focuses on the Quincentennial celebrations held to commemorate the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492.
Dates: undated, 1888—2012; Majority of material found within 1974-2004

Papers of Morris Tarragano

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Identifier: ASF AR-41
Overview This is a compilation of items collected by Morris Tarragano, mainly in photocopy format. These items relate to the history of Sephardic Jewry, mainly the Jews of Turkey and Spain, as well as some genealogical papers.
Dates: undated, 1932-1996

Papers of Victor D. Sanua

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Identifier: ASF AR-30
Overview This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Victor D. Sanua, including published and unpublished articles, materials used in researching these articles, correspondence, and documentation of the various organizations with which Professor Sanua was involved. These materials reflect his work as a psychologist and his active involvement with the history of Jews from Egypt. In addition, there are various materials relating to various Sephardic communities, Israel and the Middle East and cultural factors in mental illness, particularly among Arabs and Jews.
Dates: 1938-2009; Majority of material found within 1960-2005

Rabbi Salomon L. Vaz Dias Papers

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Identifier: ASF AR 16
Overview The Rabbi Salomon L. Vaz Dias papers consist of book manuscripts, synagogue ephemera, sheet music, and audiocassettes.
Dates: undated, 1942-2001

Records of Central Sephardic Jewish Community of America

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Identifier: ASF AR-1
Overview The records of the CSJCA document the creation, functioning, and activities of the Community in the fields of social service, religious education, philanthropy and many others. The materials include correspondence, minutes of meetings, annual reports, budgets, publications and clippings, membership lists, financial papers and ledgers, and a few photographs.
Dates: undated, 1935-2000

Records of the American Sephardi Federation

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Identifier: ASF AR-6
Overview This collection contains the office records of the American Sephardi Federation. Documents focus on the daily functioning, annual conventions, finances, events, and activities of the ASF. The records consist mainly of correspondence, but also include memoranda, reports, financial records, and other organizational documents, as well as newspaper clippings, publications, and photographic media.
Dates: 1972-2008; Majority of material found within 1987-2004

Records of the Central Sephardic Jewish Community of America, Women's Division

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Identifier: ASF AR-2
Overview The records in this subgroup belong to the Records of the Central Sephardic Jewish Community of America, and document activities of the Community's Women's Division. The materials include correspondence, minutes of meetings, annual reports, budgets, records related to planning of annual events, publications and clippings, membership lists, financial papers, and photographs. See Guide to the Records of the Central Sephardic Jewish Community of America.
Dates: 1941-2000

Records of the Sephardic Jewish Brotherhood of America

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Identifier: ASF AR-33
Overview This collection contains the institutional records of the Sephardic Jewish Brotherhood of America, a fraternal organization founded in New York in 1921 to serve and unify the American Sephardic Jewish community. These records primarily pertain to issues of membership, including mortuary and sick benefits, scholarships and access to charitable funds, as well as information about community receptions and various other cultural activities.
Dates: 1913-2004; Majority of material found within 1940-2000

Records of the Source of Life Benevolent Society

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Identifier: ASF AR-69
Overview This collection contains the institutional records of the Source of Life Benevolent Society, a fraternal organization founded in New York in 1911. These records primarily relate to mortuary benefits.
Dates: 1911, 1945-2011; Majority of material found within 1994-2005

Records of the Union of Sephardic Congregations

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Identifier: ASF_AR-3
Overview Records in this collection display the activities of the Union of Sephardic Congregations under the presidencies of Dr. David de Sola Pool and Dr. Solomon Gaon. Much material is available on the preparation and distribution of Sephardic prayer books produced by the Union. Other topics featured in this collection include information on national and international Sephardic communities, the Union's relief efforts for refugees and disadvantaged communities, and employment of Sephardic rabbis and cantors.
Dates: undated, 1929-1988; Majority of material found within 1936-1981

Records of the World Sephardi Federation

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Identifier: ASF AR-6[a]
Overview These records reflect the activities of the World Sephardi Federation (WSF), an organization that sought to address the educational and social needs of the Sephardim both in Israel and the Diaspora. The collection is comprised mainly of memos, reports, correspondence, and newspaper clippings that document both the cultural traditions of the Sephardim in the Diaspora and their political and social standing in contemporary Israel. The collection is primarily in English, although it also contains memos and reports in French. In addition, some of the correspondence is occasionally in Spanish. The newspaper articles and clippings are in Hebrew or English.
Dates: 1975-1998