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Abraham and Cecilia Grunhut Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 2012
Scope and Contents

Papers of Abraham and Cecilia Grunhut, including a letter from Golda Meir and a share certificate in the Jewish Colonial trust issued to Cecilia Grunhut in 1900.

Dates: Dates before processing unknown.

Abraham and Nathan Keusch Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 2035
Scope and Contents

Abraham Keusch's Hebrew diary and English translation, and a disc of reproductions of documents from his son Nathan Keusch, Yiddishist and activist.

Dates: Dates before processing unknown.

Abraham Miller Association of Williamsburg Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG 1883
Scope and Contents

Collection contains: Constitution and by-laws, English. Cemetery maps, 1936-1963. Cemetery deeds, 1925-1953. Correspondence, 1967-1998. Agreement forms, 1944-1997. Membership directory, 1975-1998. Record of deceased members, 1993. Grave reservation lists, 1992. Death certificate, 1983. Financial Records, 1963-1999. Dissolution Papers. Miscellaneous, 1988-1997.

Dates: 1925 - 1999

Abraham Moshe Bernstein Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 36
Abstract

This collection contains papers of Abraham Moshe Bernstein, a renowned cantor, choir master, composer of Jewish liturgical and secular music, music teacher, musicologist, writer, and translator. The bulk of the materials consists of Bernstein’s liturgical compositions and arrangements in both published and manuscript form, as well as a substantial collection of manuscripts and published works by various composers and arrangers. The materials include Hasidic folk songs and melodies, religious songs, Jewish hymns, popular songs, children’s songs, operettas, liturgical pieces, and musical exercises for students; choral volumes and partbooks; unidentified and fragmented musical manuscripts; manuscripts of Bernstein’s own writings; personal correspondence; a photo of Bernstein on his deathbed; secular and religious songs, Sabbath hymns, Hasidic folk songs and melodies, assembled by Bernstein for the S. Ansky Jewish Historical Ethnographic Society in Vilna.

Dates: 1878-1936; Majority of material found within 1898-1931

Abraham Sutzkever-Szmerke Kaczerginski Historical Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 223.2
Abstract

The Abraham Sutzkever-Szmerke Kaczerginski Historical Collection contains letters, manuscripts, and historical documents which were saved by the Yiddish poets Avraham Sutzkever and Szmerke Kaczerginski in the Vilna Ghetto. Sutzkever, Kaczerginski, and other members of the Paper Brigade, conscripted Jewish workers who were forced to work under the Einsatzstab Rosenberg, saved thousands of books, manuscripts and documents at great risk to their lives by hiding them in various places in the Vilna Ghetto. After the war the surviving members recovered many of the hidden items. Sutzkever sent many of these rescued materials to the YIVO Institute in New York from the period 1947 to 1956. The collection consists of 8 series and includes correspondence of writers, intellectuals, communal leaders, rabbinical figures; manuscripts of Yiddish and Hebrew writers; theater documents; folklore materials; rabbinical responsa and writings; historical and legal documents; pinkasim and Jewish communal records.

Dates: 1680-1941

Abraham Sutzkever-Szmerke Kaczerginski Vilna Ghetto Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 223.1
Abstract

The bulk of the collection contains documents generated by the Judenrats of the Vilna ghetto during Nazi occupation. The Yiddish poets Abraham Sutzkever and Szmerke Kaczerginski, interned in the Vilna Ghetto before escaping to the forests as partisans, were instrumental in the removal of this collection from Vilna and its subsequent transfer to the YIVO Archives in New York. The collection is therefore named in their honor.

Dates: 1939 - 1950

Abram Mikhailovich Tsesis Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG 1868
Scope and Contents

This collection pertains primarily to the Second World War period, during which Abram Mikhailovich Tsesis served in the Russian Army on the war front. Included is correspondence in the form of 142 postcards and letters in Russian, 1941-1945. Also included is a CD of scans of these postcards and letters, as well as three photographs, 1942-1969, and a short, typed biography of Abram Mikhailovich Tsesis.

Dates: 1941 - 1969

Adath Morim K.U.V. Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG 2174
Scope and Contents

Contains plot maps for reserved graves at Mount Zion Cemetery and Beth David Cemetery, deeds to plots at both cemeteries, correspondence with New York Liquidation Bureau regarding liquidation proceedings for the society (1989-2004), account statements from Manhattan Savings Bank.

Dates: 1983 - 2004

Additional Records of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in the Lithuanian Central State Archives

 Collection
Identifier: RG 8002
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1903-1941

Adele Grubart Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 1960
Scope and Contents

Papers of Adele Grubart on her activities in Jewish music performance and in the Labor Zionist movement.

Dates: Dates before processing unknown.

Adelebsen Jewish Community Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG 244
Abstract

The collection contains records of the Jewish community of Adelebsen, Germany, spanning the years 1832 to 1917. During this period Adelebsen, a small town in the vicinity of Göttingen, was at first located in the kingdom of Hanover. When the latter was annexed by the kingdom of Prussia in 1866 it became known as the province of Hanover; and in 1871 it became part of the German Empire. A small amount of material pertains to the Jewish community in Barterode, some members of which eventually joined the Adelebsen community. Approximately half of the collection comprises financial records covering the period from 1838 to 1917 (with gaps), including annual statements; account books; lists of taxes, donations, synagogue fines, and synagogue seat fees collected from members; lists of families with school-age children; and accounts of the Adelebsen Jewish charitable association. The remainder of the records comprise administrative correspondence and documents, with correspondents including the government offices in Adelebsen, Uslar, and Hildesheim; the rabbis who headed regional districts of Jewish communities ('Landrabbiner'); and community members, including Sally Blumenfeld, the long-time teacher heading the Jewish school. Noteworthy documents include a handwritten copy of the Hanoverian synagogue regulations issued by Rabbi Nathan Marcus Adler in 1832, with later amendments; minutes of two meetings with Adler, one in 1836 at which he initiated the project to build a new synagogue; a regulation of 1841 governing the community's tax assessment; minutes of oath-taking by community officers and assessors in the Adelebsen municipal court; election materials; and files related to matters such as employment of the Jewish teacher, petition for exemption from the municipal poor tax, preparations for matzah baking, and purchase of a garden plot to expand the Jewish cemetery.

Dates: circa 1775, 1830-1917; Majority of material found within 1832-1917

Adolph Ullman Aid Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG 2242
Scope and Contents

This record group includes a constitution and by-laws (revised 1982); business Records, including leases (1980-1984) and insurance documents (1983-1986); a membership list (2004); cemetery lists; and maps of cemeteries.

Dates: Dates before processing unknown.

AJDC Search Department Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG 335.4
Dates: 1921

Al Blaustein Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 2132
Dates: Dates before processing unknown.

Allan S. Weinberg Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 2032
Scope and Contents

This collection includes binoculars, a photo album of the 116 Signal Radio Intelligence Company reunion dinner on May 31, 1996; three photographs of service-related social events; photographs of army and country scenes in Europe; a German arm band with swastika, apaulet, belt buckle. insignia, pins; metal dinner knife; a copy of an army discharge document; an enlistment record; a report of honorable discharged dated January 5, 1946; postcards mailed to A. Weinberg in 1944; newspaper clippings on the progress and end of World War II; a selective service registration certificate dated June 30, 1942; and blank postcards of scenic army and country scenes in Europe.

Dates: 1942 - 1996

Allen Fink Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 2288
Dates: Dates before processing unknown.

Amdurer Benevolent Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG 1914
Scope and Contents

Collection contains: Certificate of incorporation, 1903. Eighteenth anniversary banquet journal, English and Yiddish, 1930. Cemetery maps, 1948-1967. Membership lists. Grave reservation lists, 1980-1986. Financial Records, 1970-2000. Contracts, 1945-1986. Cemetery deeds, 1936-1971. Correspondence, 1943-1997. Meeting notices, 1978-1985. Certificate of death, 1986. Certificate of conversion, 1972. Certificate of endowed maintenance, 1993. Photo. Miscellaneous.

Dates: 1903 - 2000

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; Majority of material found within 1941-1961

American Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) Office in Lisbon

 Collection
Identifier: RG 335.5
Scope and Contents

From the Guide to the YIVO Archives:


The collection consists mainly of correspondence and includes some memoranda and financial records relating to immigration activities of AJDC offices in Lisbon during the years 1939-1951. The following are included:
1. Correspondence: Including correspondence with the American Friend Service Committee, 1942-47; with AJDC in Paris, 1945-49; with intergovernmental Committee on refugees, 1944-47; with Council for Refugee Settlement in Johanesburg, 1942-47; with National Refugee Service, 1942-45.
2. Miscellaneous: Lists of passengers, lists of refugees, 1940-46; administrative memoranda; bulletins of European AJDC

Dates: Majority of material found within 1939 - 1951

Anna Greene Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 2047
Dates: Dates before processing unknown.

Anshe Achim Elisavetgrad Benevolent Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG 1772
Scope and Contents

Burial society founded by Jewish immigrants from Kirovograd (Elisavetgrad), Ukraine, in New York in 1892. Used Beth David and Mt. Carmel cemeteries. Collection contains: Minutes ledger, 1961-1968. Membership and dues book, 1964-1987. Canceled checks, 1980-1987. Check stubs, 1980-1988. Certificate of incorporation. Notebook with cemetery plot assignments. Deeds to cemetery plots. Monuement permit receipt book. Miscellaneous correspondence and documents. Financial statements. Cash receipt books. Dissolution ballots. Cemetery maps. Stamp. Metal badge with name of the organizaiton.

Dates: 1958 - 1988

Arie Ben Erez Abrahamson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 2009
Dates: 1928 - 2003

Arion Sick & Benevolent Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG 2167
Dates: 1884 - 2012

Association of the Families of Becker, Appel, Fleischer Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG 2204
Dates: Majority of material found within 1987 - 2014; 1928; 1933

Association Yechiel Ansche Isbitz Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG 2263
Scope and Contents

The Association was established in 1896 and dissolved in 1990. This record group includes cemetery maps of Mt. Zion and Montefiore cemeteries; a membership book (1968); meeting minutes (1945-1978); membership rosters; constitution and bylaws; various business matters; and deeds to Mt. Zion, Montefiore, and Wellwood cemeteries.

Dates: Dates before processing unknown.

Autobiographies of Jewish Youth in Poland

 Collection
Identifier: RG 4
Abstract

The collection consists of more than 300 autobiographies and supplementary biographical materials, such as correspondence, diaries, and documents collected by YIVO in the interest of Jewish youth research. The autobiographies were assembled through public competitions in 1932, 1934, and 1939 directed at Jewish youth aged 16-22. The collection also contains records of the contest, including lists of the contestants, correspondence with them, reports and clippings.

Dates: 1905-1940; Majority of material found within 1932-1939

Balta Benevolent Congregation of the City of New York Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG 1683
Scope and Contents

Collection contains: Cemetery maps. Cemetery deeds, 1989. Certificate of incorporation, 1898. Correspondence, 1962-1992. Address book. Member lists. Meeting invitations. Souvenir journal, 1935. Financial Records, 1955-1987. Stamper.

Dates: 1898 - 1992

Baron de Hirsch Fund/Jewish Agricultural Society Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG 651
Scope and Contents

This collection contains documents and photographs of the Baron de Hirsch Fund and its subsidiary, the Jewish Agricultural Society. The entire collection pertains to Jewish farm settlement in the United States from 1885 until the 1960s. The photographs that constitute the prevailaing portion of the collection come from the the files of The Jewish Farmer, a periodical published by the Jewish Agricultural Society.

Dates: 1885-1960s

Baron Horace (Naftali Herz) de Gunzburg Papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG 89
Abstract

Baron Horace (Naftali Herz) de Gunzburg Collection consists of diverse materials that pertain to the state of Jews in the Russian Empire in the second half of the 19th century and to the philanthropic activities of Horace and Joseph Gunzburgs. Materials comprising the collection shed light on the Gunzburg family's involvement in improving Jewish education, civil rights movement, and their efforts to improve general well being of the Jews in the Russian Empire. Bulk of the collections consists of materials pertaining to the activities of the Hevrah Mefitsei Haskalah (Society for the Promotion of Culture Among the Jews of Russia, Rus. Обшество для Распространения Просвещения Между Евреями в России) and to the Committee for the Improvement of Daily Life of Jews in the North-West Region (Комиссия по Улучшению Повседневной Жизни Евреев в Северо-Западном Регионе)

Dates: 1850-1904

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