Skip to main content Skip to search results

Showing Collections: 1 - 30 of 477

Achtentuch Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10514 / MF 502
Overview The collection holds original documents pertaining to the personal, academic and professional life of Dr. Hermann Achtentuch. Also included are documents pertaining to his wife Paula née Kohn, and to their son, Herbert Achtentuch.
Dates: 1887-1997

Adolf Lorch (1883-1971) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-1010
Overview This collection consists of materials related to Adolf Lorch’s efforts to support the emigration of family members and others from Germany between 1934 and the early 1950s. The bulk is made up of correspondence and affidavits. Also included are other family papers, business correspondence, a biographical sketch, and a photograph of Lorch.
Dates: 1896-2013; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1941

Adolphe J. Warner Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6716
Overview This collection contains material by financial executive Adolphe Warner about German banking in the 1930s, as well as material about his family, particularly his father Moritz Werner.
Dates: 1838-1995

Adolphus Simeon Solomons, papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-28
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

Albert Aaron Feldmann Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11037
Overview Questionnaire I + II of the Austrian Heritage Collection at the Leo Baeck Institute; photocopies of various materials, such as education records, emigration papers, and photographs pertaining to Albert Aaron Feldmann.
Dates: 1920-1999

Albert B. Oppenheimer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6282
Overview This collection contains a considerable amount of correspondence relating to Albert Oppenheimer's restitution and inheritance cases, as well as a number of personal, family, and vital records (mostly photocopies) and a large number of photographs.
Dates: 1920-1978

Albert Bamberger Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25405
Overview This collection primarily consists of letters written to Albert Bamberger from his parents and brother between 1938 and 1941. His mother was able to acquire an affidavit of support for one family member to immigrate to the United States from Germany, in 1938; Albert was chosen and settled in Baltimore. The letters mostly concern the (ultimately failed) emigration attempts of Bamberger's parents and brother. The collection also contains other correspondence as well as materials reflecting Bamberger's efforts to secure his family's immigration into the United States.
Dates: 1938-1947; Majority of material found within 1938-1941

Albert Einstein Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 136 / MF 549
Overview This collection contains letters and notes by Albert Einstein, as well as photographs, clippings, items commemorating Einstein, the Einstein family tree, and autographs. The collection also includes a guest book from 1929 from Einstein's house in Caputh with entries made by guests who visited the house.
Dates: 1700s-1998; Majority of material found within 1879-1998

Albert Jacobson Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3794
Overview This collection contains Jacobson family documents from 19th and early 20th century Hamburg, as well as a substantial amount of materials pertaining to Albert Jacobson's attempts to secure an exit visa for his mother Adele Jacobson.
Dates: 1847-1971

Albert Salomon Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3111 / MF 850
Overview Correspondence of Albert Salomon, manuscripts, course outlines, photos
Dates: 1926-1959

Alexander and Marianne Selinger Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25016
Overview This collection documents the business of Café Éclair and the lives of the Winter family. The collection contains reviews of the café, and a guestbook with signatures of Austrian and American intellectuals and artists. The collection also includes the Winter family's documents from Austria (work and academic records) as well as clippings from their arrival and residence in the United States.
Dates: 1899-2000; Majority of material found in 1920s-1930s, 1970s-2000

Alexander Turney Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25475
Overview This collection documents the personal experience of Alexander Turney with a particular emphasis on his childhood in Berlin, his emigration to the United States, and his activities as a tango dancer later in life. Materials include photographs, correspondence, clippings, programs, limited materials on family history, and an oral history interview transcript.
Dates: 1920-2011

Alfred Cohn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 4085
Overview This collection contains legal documents, correspondence, certificates, and photographs of Dr. Alfred Cohn, 1890-1965.
Dates: 1899-1965

[Alice Muehsam files at AAUW]

 Collection
Identifier: DM 245
Overview The collection holds primarily e-copies of Alice Muehsam’s correspondence with AAUW, 1941-1943. Also included are her CV and a description of her research, together with German letters of recommendation in reference to her dissertation, 1937-1938 (folders 1 and 2); as well as American letters of recommendation (folder 3).
Dates: 1937-1943

Alice Salomon Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 3875 / MF 1044
Overview Professional and vital certificates, diplomas, honors, awards, and essays on feminism and social work.
Dates: 1877-1961

Alten Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7198
Overview This collection contains materials about Kurt Alten, his parents Emil Aron and Selma Aron-Alten, and the family of his sister, Elli Loewenthal. The bulk consists of restitution files for Kurt Alten and Selma Aron-Alten. Other materials include documents about Kurt Alten and his family. Most of these are of an administrative or official nature. There are also documents about Alten's extended family and some genealogical information about the Aron and Cohn families. There is little personal material in this collection.
Dates: 1882-1967; Majority of material found within 1943-1967

American Jewish Relief Committee for Sufferers from the War records

 Collection
Identifier: I-83
Overview Contains correspondence dealing with requests for aid from relatives of Americans in Russia and German occupied Europe obtained through the Jewish Colonization Association office in Petrograd and the Hilfsverein der Deutschen Juden. Those aiding in the search for relatives in America include the New England Branch of the A.J.R.C., the Philadelphia Branch of the A.J.R.C. (Cyrus Adler), the Buffalo Relief Committee, the Chicago Jewish courier, Chicago Jewish Relief Committee, Cincinnati United Jewish Charities, Hartford Central Jewish War Relief Committee, and the New York Jewish daily forward. Contains also appeal leaflets, the program of a benefit held in Carnegie Hall, addresses by Jacob Billikopf, Herbert H. Lehman, Solomon Schechter, and Felix Warburg and circulars from the Reichsverband Ostmarkenhilfe.
Dates: 1914-1917

Anna Erlanger Rotenberg Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25576
Overview This collection contains documents, photographs, and manuscripts by and about Anne Lisa (Anneliese) Rotenberg née Erlanger (1925, Ichenhausen, Germany - 2013, New York) and her family.
Dates: 1890s-2006

Annemarie and Ellen Walter Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11964
Overview This collection contains letters of reference and educational records for the sisters Annemarie and Ellen Walter.
Dates: 1912-1955

Anny Bernstein Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10411
Overview The collection holds Anny Bernstein’s correspondence, which she received from her family in Vienna, Austria and other places, while living in New York. Also included is an offprint with an article about Ann’s husband Frank Zwillinger (1909-1989).
Dates: 1916-1996; Majority of material found in 1939-1941

Arthur and Herta Neustadt Collection

 Collection
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

Arthur and Vally Feigl Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11966
Overview This collection documents Arthur and Vally Feigl of Vienna, Prague, and New York, and their family.
Dates: 1921-1955

Arthur Lowy Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25496
Overview This collection documents the history of the Lowy family of Berlin from the mid-1800s through the end of the twentieth century with a focus on Adolf Lowy (1878-1943) and his sons Erich (1916-2011) and Arthur (1921-1997). The collection includes family trees, correspondence, vital records, education records, military records, a diary from World War I, business records for the Hungarian wine merchants Dalchow & Löwy, emigration records, extensive clippings on Anti-Semitism, limited pieces of ephemera, a few photographs, one negative, and a play script.
Dates: 1842-2010

Arthur Rath Collection

 Collection
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

Arthur Salz Collection

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1912-1962

Augusta and Emil Mane Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6835
Overview This collection contains the personal papers of Augusta (1905-2000) and Emil Mane (1900-1991) of Philippsburg, Baden, Germany. They were forced to sell their iron works business Gebrüder Gutmann in 1938 and, after Emil’s imprisonment in Dachau and time in an English refugee camp, they immigrated to the United States. The collection includes personal correspondence, emigration and restitution materials, recipes, photographs, a family tree, and a list of what happened to the Jews of Philippsburg during or after World War II.
Dates: 1915-ca 1997, 2013; Majority of material found within 1937-1945

Axelrad Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25003 / MF 872
Overview The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence and photos. The voluminous correspondence saved by the Axelrads mostly deals with professional elaborations between former colleagues and friends, who had scattered to the farthest corners of the globe to escape the Hitler regime and so we have letters (to or from) Australia, South-America, Palestine, and of course the United States. In some instances we gain a faithly accurate picture of the living conditions in the countries of exile. Remarkably well drawn are the descriptions of Marseille, Cuba (both by Alice Laqueur), of Palestine, and most noteworthy, the odyssee of Leontine Axelrad.
Dates: 1903-1997

Babette B. Buch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25217 / MF 1031
Overview The Babette B. Buch Collection documents the life, philosophies, and literary career of the writer Babette B. Buch. Included in this collection are numerous unpublished manuscripts, some personal correspondence, and a small amount of clippings and photographs.
Dates: 1939-1982; Majority of material found within 1942-1966

Bamberger family collection, Kansas

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11997
Overview Correspondence to the Bamberger family in Fort Scott, Kansas, 1931-1942.
Dates: 1931-1942

Baron de Hirsch Fund Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-80
Overview The Baron de Hirsch Fund Records document the organization's involvement in the planning of agricultural communities across the United States and to some extent in South America; the founding and administrative dealings of agricultural and trade schools; the establishment of the Jewish Agricultural Society; and the business records of the Fund itself. In addition, the collection documents the protection offered to immigrants through port work, relief, temporary aid, promotion of suburban industrial enterprises and removal from urban centers through the Industrial Removal Office, land settlement, agricultural training, and trade and general education. In this respect, the collection is of major interest for Jewish genealogists as it documents a number of individual immigrants. In addition, the collection contains documentation on the administration and organization of the fund, documentation on Jewish farming colonies such as the Jewish Agricultural Society, Woodbine Colony and Agricultural School, and documentation on the Baron de Hirsch Trade School. In addition, the collection contains blueprints and photographs of facilities.
Dates: undated, 1819-1991; Majority of material found within 1882 - 1935