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Identifier: AR 25615
Overview This collection includes personal and official documents of the Adolf Schwersenz family, including his professional work as a cantor, mainly during his time in Berlin. It contains sheet music used by Adolf Schwersenz, as well as newspaper clippings and letters.
Dates: 1895-1969; Majority of material found within 1937-1951
Identifier: AR 25460
Overview 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
Overview Included in this collection are papers which reflect Solomon's personal life and his involvement in communal and civic affairs. Approximately half of the collection consists of correspondence with Clara Barton and others relating to the organization and activities of the American Red Cross, and Solomons' role in its initial organization. Various cards, ribbons, and other American Red Cross memorabilia are included. Among his personal papers are school documents and family correspondence; of special interest is an engraving of a photograph of Abraham Lincoln taken at Philp & Solomons Metropolitan Gallery shortly before his death (1865), and a letter from Josephine Phillips to Solomons describing the reaction of New Yorkers to the death of Abraham Lincoln and this engraving (1865), and two tickets of admission to the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson printed by the firm of Philp & Solomons (1868). Also included are typed copies of sermonettes given by Solomons to his family (1876-96). Of interest in his general papers is a letter to Dr. Wheeler regarding memorial services in Congress for Samuel F.B. Morse (1872); correspondence with several dictionary editors regarding the definition of "Jew" (1872-1874); and a letter from John Davis of the U.S. State Department regarding American Jews in Jerusalem. Clippings of newspaper articles by Solomons, tributes, memorial notices, and memorial sermons in honor or memory of Solomons are also included (1870-1910).
Dates: undated, 1841-1966
Identifier: AR 25522
Overview The Albert Salomon Family Collection holds papers of several members of the Salomon family, especially sociologist Albert Salomon, his wife Anna Salomon, his aunt social reformer Alice Salomon, and his daughter Hannah Salomon Janovsky. Much of the collection consists of family photographs. Other prominent materials include correspondence of Hannah Janovsky on the preservation and publication of her family members' writings and articles on the life of Albert Salomon. A small amount of family papers and genealogical information is also present.
Dates: 1765-2008; Majority of material found within 1972-1983
Identifier: AR 25330
Overview This collection holds materials relating to the life and work of Alfred Karger, a German lawyer who immigrated to Ecuador in 1941. In addition to biographical materials this collection also contains some of Alfred Karger's writings, mainly published articles, and correspondence with different individuals and organizations, related to various topics between 1945 and 1968.
Dates: 1932-2003; Majority of material found within 1932-1968
Overview An important figure in the social welfare movement, Menken devoted much of her life to working with women in the penal system. The collection contains publications regarding her social reform work; scrapbooks and travel notebooks; journals; diaries; correspondence and reports relating to her activities with the Society of New York State Women, Jewish Welfare Board, Jewish Protectory and Aid Society (later called Jewish Board of Guardians), New York City Woman's Night Court, Hudson State Training School, New York State Reformatory for Women, Society for Political Study, Daughters of American Revolution, Progressive Party, Mayor's Committee of Women on National Defense, New York, Congregation Shearith Israel, Florence Crittendon League, Committee of Fourteen and the Inwood House.
Dates: undated, 1882-1936
Overview Founded in 1969, the American Association for Ethiopian Jews (AAEJ) was instrumental in the international effort to promote recognition of the Beta Israel (known among non-Jewish Ethiopians as "Falashas") by Israeli authorities, and to assist Jewish emigration from Ethiopia to Israel. The extensive files of the AAEJ include case work files, research materials and Jewish artifacts collected in Ethiopia by AAEJ workers. In the wake of the successful evacuation of Ethiopian Jewry to Israel in 1993, the AAEJ decided to disband and voted to deposit its records at the American Jewish Historical Society. Included are correspondence, office files, photographs, slides, videotapes, audiocassettes and other materials which pertain to AAEJ's efforts to raise the consciousness of the American Jewish community about this unique Jewish subculture. The organization's papers supplement those of its founder, Graenum Berger, which are also held at the American Jewish Historical Society.
Dates: undated, 1960-1961, 1963, 1965-1968, 1970-1995, 2001-2002
Overview The American Jewish Alternatives to Zionism Collection consists of correspondence, articles, pamphlets, speeches, lectures, and reports issued by the organization lobbying its stance on Jewish anti-Zionism as a solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict from 1959 to 1988.
Identifier: AR 25536
Overview The Anton Finkelstein Collection documents some of the written work of Anton Finkelstein in philosophy, politics and literature. It contains unpublished manuscripts on assorted topics within these fields as well as his discussions via correspondence with Hanns Fischer. A few letters by others and typescripts by Fischer are also included.
Dates: 1923-1965; Majority of material found within 1943-1956
Overview This is the collection of Arthur A. Goren, a historian and professor of American Jewish history at the Hebrew University and Columbia University. This collection consists of his research material and professional files from his academic pursuits and career as a professor, primarily at Columbia University. Included in the collection are copies of articles and photocopies of archival material used for research, drafts of speeches and manuscripts, handwritten and typed research notes, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and teaching and course material such as syllabi, readings, notes, and bibliographies.
Dates: 1951-2007; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2000
Identifier: AR 25372
Overview This collection documents the life of pharmacist and entrepreneur Arthur Abelmann. It contains materials about his personal and professional life, including his service in World War I. The bulk of the material concerns Chemiewerk, the pharmaceutical firm he founded in 1920 and cultivated for 13 years. In 1933, Abelmann was forced to resign his leading position and then to sell the company in one of the earliest cases of "Aryanization."
Dates: 1888-1950; Majority of material found within 1920-1934
Identifier: AR 4593
Overview 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
Identifier: AR 25473
Overview The economics professor Arthur Prinz (1898-1981) was born in Guatemala, educated in Berlin, and emigrated first to Palestine and then to the United States, where he became a professor of economics at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. This collection consists mainly of notes and manuscripts written by Prinz for a book on the psychological aspects of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital. Also included are several folders of lecture notes, clippings, research materials, and some correspondence.
Dates: circa 1920s-1980
Identifier: AR 25762
Overview This collection contains the archival papers of Arthur Rath. Most of it consists of correspondence with friends and family members. Primary topics of the collection are Arthur's life in Switzerland towards the end of World War II and the decades immediately after, correspondence with friends who were also Jewish refugees from Germany after the war, and Arthur Rath's life decisions following the displacement of his family during the war.
Dates: 1908-2013; Majority of material found within 1942-1960
Identifier: AR 6288
Overview Arthur Salz was a professor of economics and sociology at the University of Heidelberg from 1916 until 1933, when he was forced to leave Germany. After spending a year at the University of Cambridge, Salz became a professor of economics at the Ohio State University from 1934 until his retirement in 1952. This collection focuses solely on Salz's academic work; there are no personal papers. Included are drafts and finished publications by Salz on economic theory and methodology as well as social and political policies mainly in Germany and the United States from World War II to the beginning of the Cold War. Series I consists of unpublished papers such as notes, drafts, and manuscripts, and Series II holds Salz’s finished publications.
Identifier: AR 25795
Overview The Bernard Eckstein Addenda Collection focuses on providing documentation of the life of the chemist Bernard Eckstein, especially his early life in Ulm, Germany, his education in England and the United States, and his military service during World War II. Documentation of the lives of his parents, brother, and other family members are also present. The collection includes official and personal documents, scrapbooks, family correspondence, biographical and autobiographical narratives, photographs, military documents, newspaper clippings, and other documents.
Dates: 1872-2018; Majority of material found in 1938-1946; 1990-2012
Overview 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
Identifier: AR 331
Overview The collection documents the professional work of Bertha Pappenheim. Most materials were written about her after her death. The collection contains only a few originals by Bertha Pappenheim.
Identifier: AR 25834
Overview This collection holds documentation about the personal and professional life of the artist Berthold M. Herko. It also includes some material about his family members, including members of the Cohn and Bock families. The collection includes many family photographs, official documents, documentation related to exhibits of his work, examples of his work, professional correspondence, and other papers.
Dates: 1915-2017; Majority of material found within 1915-1988
Identifier: AR 25248
Overview This collection holds predominately private letters from Berthold Rosenthal to his son on a Kibbutz in Israel. The correspondence documents developments within his domestic life from 1940 to his death in 1957. The correspondence covers his opinions on a variety of political and religious topics. The collection also contains articles on Berthold Rosenthal’s life and his works.
Dates: 1912-1984; Majority of material found within 1940-1961
Overview The collection reflects the role of B’nai B’rith and other organizations in the movement to liberate Soviet Jews. The materials in the B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum Soviet Jewry collection include articles, a flier and posters.
Dates: Undated, 1987-1988; Undated, 1987-1988
Overview Contains histories of the Asylum (1878-1939), Certificate of Incorporation (1878, 1900, 1926), Constitution and By-Laws (1894), Board of Directors Minutes (1921-1953), Annual Reports (1878-1958), Admission and Discharge Records (1899-1960), Women's Auxiliary Minutes (1922-1955), a statistical report (1957), papers re the Asylum's merger with the Jewish Child Care Association (1960), and various Alumni Society Publications and Scrapbooks (1912-1940).
Dates: undated, 1878-1972, 1994, 1995, 2008
Identifier: AR 25579
Overview The Bruck-Jacobson Family Collection holds documentation of and genealogical research on this family as well as of members of the related Bruck and Flato families. The collection includes official papers, genealogical notes and family trees, personal and educational papers, receipts, paper currency, research notes, certificates, a handwritten cookbook and a handwritten housekeeping manual, a diary, photographs, and a sketch of a family residence.
Identifier: AR 25755
Overview The Buchheim Jonas Family Collection holds documentation of various branches of the Jonas family of Waldbreitbach, Germany, especially the descendants of Louis Jonas and Ella Buchheim, and tells of their emigration from Germany. In addition, it documents aspects of the life of Meier Buchheim of Dauborn, Germany, especially his attempt to emigrate and later death. The collection includes many family photographs, family trees, correspondence, official documents, material on the village of Waldbreitbach, and other documentation.
Identifier: AR 25318
Overview The Bunzl Group of Companies Collection documents the history of this company and its subsidiary divisions, especially its financial history. The collection includes articles and reports on the history of the company, restitution documents, correspondence relating to the sale, transfer or purchase of shares in the company, newspaper clippings, and extensive annual reports, directors' reports, and employee newsletters.
Dates: 1857-2008; Majority of material found within 1949-1985
Overview The collection contains papers of the American Soviet Jewry movement activist, Carol Schapiro Kekst. The materials focus on the activities of the Committee of Concerned Scientists, Inc. (of which Kekst was a vice-chair) in order to protect the Soviet Jewish Refusenik scientists from state persecution and discrimination, and to defend their right to emigrate.
Dates: undated, 1975, 1977-1982
Overview Century Productions produced the one-woman show, "Hannah Senesh: Portrait of a Woman Warrior," written and directed by David Schechter and starring Lori Wilner as Senesh. The script was based on the diaries and poems of the WWII Hungarian-Jewish paratrooper Hannah Senesh, with songs and music composed and arranged by Steven Lutvak with additional music by Schecter and Elizabeth Swados. “Hannah Senesh” ran at the Cherry Hill Theater in New York City from 1984-1985 and traveled throughout the U.S. and Israel until 1987.
Dates: undated, 1983-1987
Identifier: I-578/RG 24
Overview This record group contains materials related to the local units of Hadassah—groups, chapters, regions, and co-ops—as well as Junior Hadassah, a youth organization that functioned as a group within the Hadassah Chapter structure. The record group documents over one hundred years of Hadassah’s growth, and illuminates a century of American Jewish communal life, particularly that of Jewish women, across the United States. The record group reflects the formation, administration and activities of the individual groups, chapters, co-ops and regions, and contains information on local events and programs organized around fundraising, Zionism, Jewish heritage, religion and holidays celebration, the study of Hebrew and Yiddish, women's issues, fashion, health, technology and many other topics.
Dates: 1902-2015; Majority of material found within 1950 - 2000
Identifier: I-578/RG 23
Overview This record group documents the creation, management, and use of the Hadassah Archives and provides valuable contextual information for researchers, current managers, and future managers of the Hadassah Archives. As an organization, Hadassah created active records of business that were housed in its Central Files department. In the 1950s, Hadassah began the process of creating an official archives, precipitated by a project to locate and compile sources for a biography of Hadassah founder, Henrietta Szold, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of her birth. This record group documents three specific periods of custodianship—the 1980s, 1996-2011, and 2015-2016—and the various archivists who managed and shaped the archives during those years. RG 23 includes born digital, digitized, and paper material.
Dates: circa 1914-2016; Majority of material found within 1996 - 2011
Overview This collection is mainly composed of correspondence between Ms. Stern and Mrs. Roosevelt, spanning the years from their first acquaintance in 1941 to Mrs. Roosevelt's decease in 1962. Letters that hold particular interest concern Ms. Stern's experience at the Summer Student Leadership Institute, and the White House.
Dates: undated, 1941-1962, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1984, 2003
- Subject: Articles X
- Leo Baeck Institute 121
- American Jewish Historical Society 84
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 4
- American Sephardi Federation 1
- Yeshiva University Museum 1
- Articles 209
- Correspondence 180
- Clippings (information artifacts) 153
- Photographs 118
- Manuscripts (documents) 60
- New York (N.Y.) 56
- Official documents 52
- Emigration and immigration 47
- Genealogical tables 42
- Notes (documents) 40
- Reports 39
- Pamphlets 37
- Jewish families 35
- Publications (documents) 35
- Minutes (administrative records) 34
- Scrapbooks 34
- United States 34
- Speeches (documents) 32
- Israel 28
- Antisemitism 27 ∧ less
- English 195
- German 138
- Hebrew 62
- French 57
- Yiddish 25
- Spanish; Castilian 21
- Italian 15
- Russian 14
- Polish 9
- Latin 7
- Czech 6
- Dutch; Flemish 6
- Portuguese 5
- Chinese 4
- Hungarian 4
- Swedish 4
- Greek, Modern (1453-) 3
- Lithuanian 3
- ENG 2
- YID 2 ∧ less
- Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America 11
- Leo Baeck Institute 11
- American Jewish Historical Society 10
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 9
- United Jewish Appeal 7
- Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel), 1874-1949 7
- National Jewish Welfare Board 6
- Zionist Organization of America 6
- Hebrew Union College 5
- Magnes, J. L. (Judah Leon), 1877-1948 5
- Szold, Henrietta, 1860-1945 5
- Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit bi-Yerushalayim 5
- American Jewish Congress 4
- Anti-defamation League 4
- B'nai B'rith 4
- Baeck, Leo, 1873-1956 4
- Brandeis University 4
- Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941 4
- Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds 4
- Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 4 ∧ less