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Overview A printed letter of endorsement, signed "Many Friends," favoring the election of Bee as Receiver of Tax Returns in Savannah, Georgia. Bee was formerly employed by the firm of Cohen & Hertz.
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
Overview Contains a summary regarding the family history as well as a genealogical chart listing descendants of Z'av Yitshak and Ruth Baron (lived in Russia c. 1880).
Identifier: MF 73 / MF 122
Overview Microfilms with copies from the Hirsch Collection at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
Identifier: RG 89
Overview 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)
Found in: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Overview Personal papers of the Soviet Jewry Movement activist Rabbi Barry Marks, a spiritual leader of Temple Israel of Springfield, IL and a founder of the Greater Springfield Interfaith Association. The collection reflects Rabbi Marks' and the Springfield, IL Jewish community's involvement in the Soviet Jewry movement. The materials include clippings, correspondence, memoranda, newsletters, and speeches.
Dates: 1966, 1983-1987
Overview Folder contains a copy of the published memorial book and its English translation. The first generation described in the book is Rabbi Yehuda, the son of Rabbi Eliezer Halevi Mintz, the Askenazi Rabbi in the city of Padua, Italy, who died in the Hebrew year 5269 . The book, which covers the years 1461-1920, was translated from Hebrew by S.J. Sacks.
Overview Consists of a large scrapbook and annual reports for a conservative congregation re-organized by Rabbi Treiger in 1947 and led by him for at least the five following years.
Identifier: AR 4029 / MF 583
Overview The collection consists of numerous 18th and 19th century documents regarding the administration of the Jewish community of Buttenwiesen, a detailed inventory is included in folder 1. Folder 2 contains letters written by Bauer family members. The sisters Adele (whom Klimt painted) and Therese, who later married the brothers Bloch and thus both took on the name Bloch-Bauer, stem from this Bavarian family.
Identifier: AR 25250
Overview The Bauer-Gross Family collection consists of family papers, various documents, and photographs. Prominent topics are emigration from Germany, the family history, and Meta Bauer. The collection comprises correspondence, immigration papers, an academic confirmation, newspapers, a report, a manuscript, medical documents, identification documents, military papers, a birth certificate, an award certificate, obituaries, and a prenuptial agreement.
Dates: 1877-1974; Majority of material found within 1930s
Identifier: AR 991
Overview This collection contains diverse materials documenting Jewish life in Bavaria. Included are instructions issued by Staats Ministerium Munich for Jewish teachers (1828); copy of petition to Bavarian government against Augsburg Reform Jewish synod (1871); article about publication of Die jüdischen Friedhöfe in kriegshaber, Buttenwiesen und Binswangen by Louis Lamm (1912); typewritten list of Jews in Bayreuth with Schutzbriefe (letters of protection) listed by community and by date between 1709-1736 (circa 1920); notice (Bekanntmachung) of extra taxes levied on Jews (1936); handwritten history of Jews in Bavaria by Adolf Eckstein (circa 1912), which includes article excerpt about Munich Jewish communities in relation to government ministries, also circa 1912.
Identifier: I-505, I-505A
Overview The collection documents the activities of a human rights non-government organization on behalf of Soviet Jewry and Jews in the Former Soviet Union. Organized by Harold Light in San Francisco in 1967, the group worked to bring the Soviet Jewry issue to national and international attention. The collection contains correspondence, minutes, case files, publications, newspaper clippings, card files of Refuseniks, subject files, audio/visual materials, and information on other Soviet Jewry and interreligious organizations. Also included are materials relating to Soviet Jewish emigration, Cold War relations, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and human rights conditions in Russia and the former Soviet republics.
Dates: undated, 1952, 1954-1999
Overview Papers of Bayard Rustin, a prominent American civil rights leader, LGBT rights activist, and advocate for the Black-Jewish cooperation in the United States, that focus on his involvement in the American Soviet Jewry movement. The collection contains speeches and articles on Soviet Jewry by Bayard Rustin from 1960s-1980s. Also included are publications by the executive secretary of the Conference on the Status of Soviet Jews, Moshe Decter— Redemption! Jewish freedom letters from Russia with foreword by Rustin, and "Silence and Yearning: A Report and Analysis of the Status of Soviet Jewry" based on the findings of the Ad Hoc Commssion on the Rights of Soviet Jews, chaired by Rustin.
Dates: undated, 1966, 1970-1972, 1982
Identifier: AR 5091
Overview This collection consists of three separate print and handwritten volumes on the genealogies of various branches of the Becker-Hockenheimer families, as well as some photocopies and photographs.
Identifier: AR 3185
Overview Much of the collection consists of photocopies and reproductions of documents, photographs, and artworks pertaining to various branches of the Beer-Meyerbeer family. The collection also contains several family trees and histories going back as far as 1677.
Identifier: AR 11129
Overview The collection contains documents of Ernst Beiner and his family, including documents pertaining to his studies and work in pharmacy and dentistry, family photographs, and a file of material regarding his restitution claim against Germany after World War II. Also included are documents of the family of Biener's wife Fanny Beiner née Karpf.
Overview Contains a DVD, printed transcripts, and a CD of transcript files. Belle Kaminer was born in New York to immigrants Charlie and Anna Kleinberg. She describes her life growing up in a railroad flat on Forsythe Street, her later move to the Bronx, and the early years of her marriage to Ikey Kaminer.
Overview The collection contains the following items pertaining to August Belmont, Sr.: three autograph manuscript items reflecting Belmont's financial connections with the Rothschild family (1841); an autograph letter of introduction to the firm of C.N. de Rothschild, Naples, Italy, on behalf of Charles A. Mann, former state Senator of New York (1852); a letter declining an invitation (1879); and an undated letter, addressed to the President of the United States (most probably Abraham Lincoln) with 17 signatures, among whose is Belmont's, recommending John Henley Higbee for a military appointment.
Dates: undated, 1841-1904, 1982
Overview This collection contains the records of Ben Gailing (1898-1999), a Yiddish theater actor and radio host in New York and Boston. There are two Yiddish playscripts, "Yo a Mame, Nit a Mame" by Ben Gailing, and "Oy iz dos a Yingel" by Hershel Glick; Gailing’s book, Git a Shmeykhl; Yiddish sheet music; Yiddish theater programs; and photographs of Ben and Frieda Gailing and other actors and actresses from the Yiddish theater.
Dates: undated, 1924-1975
Overview Consists of four items, all pertaining to Shahn's work for Cecil Roth's Haggadah for Passover (Boston : Little, Brown, 1965). Of special interest is Shahn's pencil design of one of the Haggadah pages.
Dates: undated, 1966
Overview Exhibition programs from galleries and museums displaying the art of Ben Zion. Most exhibitions are of biblical art, Ben Zion's most common theme.
Dates: undated, 1952, 1956, 1964, 1984
Identifier: AR 3397
Overview This collection contains family trees and other materials related to the Benario family history and genealogy.
Identifier: AR 10923
Overview This collection contains family trees, as well as photocopies of emigration documents, vital records, correspondence, photographs, and other materials pertaining to the whole Bendix family and some of their members.
Identifier: AR 6138
Overview The collection contains documents relating to the Bendix family, particularly to Fritz Bendix and his wife, Johanna Bendix née Hahn. There are also many papers and photographs concerning the family company, a linen factory in Silesia.
Identifier: AR 11553
Overview This collection consists of a memory book and letters to Dr. Pinckus Wolf of the Talmud Thora in Cologne. In 1936, on the eve of his departure for Erez, Israel, his students of the Talmud Torah of Cologne offered this Sepher ha-Zichronoth or book of memories. As the introduction to the book explains, the Talmud Torah of Cologne was founded by Pinchas father, Rabbi Ze'ev Wolf. Each student offered a verse from the bible, which he or she signed. Accompanying this book is a folder of letters written to Dr. Wolf, after his emigration, while he was in Erez. The letters convey a sense that learning has continued among the students, however they miss him and mention deteriorating conditions in Cologne. One letter says "Die Torah bewahren wir in unserem Herzen. Da kann sie niemand zerstören. Das bleibt!" (The Torah lives in our hearts. Because nobody can destroy it. That remains!).
Identifier: AR 25152
Overview This collection contains materials about the education of Benjamin Benedikt and his professional work as a teacher in Vienna.
Dates: 1897-1940; Majority of material found within 1900-1919
Overview Contains primarily papers of Benjamin Franklin Peixotto, including addresses to Constitution Grand Lodge of B'nai B'rith and to YMHA; letter by Ulysses S. Grant appointing Peixotto as U.S. Consul-General to Romania; and correspondence during Peixotto's residency as Consul in Bucharest and Lyons. Also contains estate papers of Moses Levy Maduro Peixotto.
Dates: 1828-1829, 1864, 1870, 1873, 1875-1876, 1881, 1884-1885, 1887
Overview The folder documents Reiner's life as a boy in Yugoslavia and his problems orienting to his new life in America. Reiner attended public high school and later worked in various factories after graduation. His papers contain copies of typed diary entries and essays he wrote from ages 15-21, as well as a copy of his ship manifest. His writings touch on social activities and economic hardships of a young teenager, his improvement with the English language, his drift away from Orthodoxy, and his impression of labor movements.
Dates: 1928, 1930-1933, 1936
Overview Orders the sheriff of New York City to produce Jacobs for an appearance before the Mayor's Court on November 9, 1784. The back of the writ notes that the sheriff was unable to find Jacobs. Also includes a photocopied frame, the Mayor's Court microfilm.
Overview Contains two bills of sale, documenting the purchase of a slave by Benjamin Mordecai on December 3, 1851, and the resale of the same slave by him on January 19, 1852. Also contains a letter from Christopher Gustavas Memminger (1803-1888), Secretary of the Treasury, which refers to the case of B. Mordecai, probably Benjamin Mordecai.
- Leo Baeck Institute 2024
- American Jewish Historical Society 1311
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 136
- American Sephardi Federation 37
- Yeshiva University Museum 10
- Center for Jewish History 3 ∧ less
- Correspondence 1561
- Photographs 1019
- clippings (information artifacts) 803
- manuscripts (documents) 673
- New York (N.Y.) 521
- Genealogical tables 476
- Official documents 394
- United States--Emigration and immigration 391
- Archival materials 369
- Emigration and immigration 343
- Berlin (Germany) 305
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) 241
- United States 209
- Legal documents 207
- Articles 206
- Vienna (Austria) 203
- publications (documents) 198
- Jewish families 193
- Notes (documents) 185
- Minutes (administrative records) 183 ∧ less
- National Jewish Welfare Board 98
- Theresienstadt (Concentration camp) 70
- YIVO Archives 53
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 49
- Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America 44
- Baeck, Leo, 1873-1956 36
- American Jewish Congress 33
- Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel), 1874-1949 33
- Gurs (Concentration camp) 32
- American Jewish Committee 29
- B’nai B’rith 28
- United Jewish Appeal 26
- United States. Army 26
- Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 25
- National Conference on Soviet Jewry (U.S.) 25
- Buber, Martin, 1878-1965 24
- Szold, Henrietta, 1860-1945 24
- Shcharansky, Anatoly 23
- Union of Councils for Soviet Jews 22
- Zionist Organization of America 22 ∧ less