Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: RG 347.17.13
Overview 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
Overview The records of the American Jewish Congress, a national Jewish agency, concerned primarily with Jewish and other minority civil rights, include the constitution, by-laws, and minutes of the Administrative and Executive Committees and Governing Council of the Congress. The collection has materials generated by the National Biennial Conventions, Executive Directors, including Phil Baum and Henry Siegman, and the General Counsel files of Will Maslow, Commissions and the Jerusalem Conferences of Mayors, Regional Chapters, National Women's Division, Business and Professional Chapters, Public Relations, and miscellaneous activities conducted by American Jewish Congress.
Dates: undated, 1916-2006; Majority of material found within 1949-2003
Overview The records of the American Jewish Historical Society, the oldest national ethnic historical organization in the United States, include correspondence of officers and staff as well as inter-office memos, multiple versions of the constitution and by-laws of the society, meeting minutes of administrative branches and committees, membership and financial records, reports, exhibit materials, records relating to the society’s library and archival holdings, press releases and newspaper clippings, and publications and newsletters created by the society. There are also materials from various programs, such as meetings and conferences, tours, lectures, awards and dinners, films, and educational programs.
Dates: 1883-2003; Majority of material found within 1892-2000
Collection — Consolidated Box P25, Folder: P-847
Overview The collection documents Reiner's life as a boy in Yugoslavia and his problems adjusting 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 Beginning as the Bureau of Education in 1910, the Board of Jewish Education is an agency of the UJA Federation of New York. Under the motto of "Preparing the Jewish Future," the Board of Jewish Education strives to "motivate, strengthen and increase Jewish identity and commitment to the Jewish people through educational services and acculturation programs in New York." The collection includes surveys, promotional documents, and publications documenting the activities of the Board of Jewish Education.
Dates: undated, circa 1920-circa 1989
Overview Collection contains a 45th anniversary souvenir journal, photographs, and materials relating to the Boyerker Scholarship Fund. Within the scholarship fund folder are board minutes, correspondence, financial records, and news clippings documenting the Society's loans to Boyerker descendants who are attending college.
Dates: undated, 1969-1995
Identifier: AR 998
Overview This collection contains a broad range of materials offering insights into the Jewish community of Cologne throughout the 19th and 20th century. Included are a few original documents from 1880 to the 1930s, photocopies of various community and legal documents, as well as brochures and booklets pertaining to Cologne community and welfare organizations.
Dates: 1838-1988; 1899
Overview Contains correspondence, financial data, and reports (some published) on the work and activities of the School. Among the officers were N. Taylor Phillips, treasurer, and his wife, Rosalie Solomons Phillips, president and first vice president.
Dates: undated, 1905-1944
Overview The collection contains addresses, Alumni Association minutes, a bulletin containing a message from the president, invitations, programs fliers, brochures, fellowship announcements, catalogs, class schedules, and registers. The documents in this collection describe annual conferences, Founders Day activities and addresses; and fellowship awards for the Institute for Israel and the Middle East Hebrew and Cognate Learning. Also included are curriculum catalogs for the New York Extension Division and the Summer Institute. This collection also contains the following publication: Dropsie News (1982).
Dates: undated, 1909-1982
Overview This collection contains annual reports, membership and financial reports, an Alumni Association 50th Anniversary Journal, Art exhibit programs, guides and catalogs. The documents in this collection describe citizenship preparation guides, United States maps in English and Yiddish, declaration of Intention forms, a report by Allan David concerning the functions of the alliance and pamphlets on Project Ezra, a volunteer organization for the aged. Also included are souvenir journals for a fair to aid the Education Alliance and the Hebrew Technical Institute. This collection also includes the following publications: Alliance Reporter (1947-1948), Alliance Review (1902), and Newsletter of Education Alliance (1992-1993).
Dates: undated, 1895-1993
Identifier: AR 25038
Overview The Elizabeth W. Trahan Collection documents the personal and professional life of Elizabeth Welt Trahan, who was active as a scholar and writer and taught for several years at various universities in the U.S. Her autobiographical materials, such as her diary, reflect her personal view on Vienna, Austria during World War II. Other papers include personal documents, correspondence, a diary and other autobiographical manuscripts.
Dates: 1913-2009; Majority of material found within 1939-1947
Collection — Consolidated Box P24, Folder: P-843
Overview Consists of news clippings written by and about Wiesel, and about Stern's book, Elie Wiesel: Witness for Life.
Dates: undated, 1979-1995
Collection — Consolidated Box P23, Folder: P-816
Overview Folder contains articles and obituaries from the New Yorker and New York Times, a summary of Nat Hentoff's book "Our Children Are Dying," and the seating arrangements and souvenir program for a testimonial dinner given in honor of Shapiro in 1964.
Dates: 1964, 1966, 1969, 2003
Identifier: AR 25186
Overview The Erna Maier Family Collection documents the life and the education of Erna Maier. The collection primarily consists of letters written to Erna Maier by her parents. The correspondence between Erna, Laura and Heinrich Maier shows their close relationship. Postcards, daily calendars, poetry and a recipe collection can be found in the collection as well. Other documents includes official documents of Erna Maier and her family, as well as school materials, photos and notes.
Dates: 1901-1999; Majority of material found within 1910-1995
Identifier: AR 25749
Overview This collection pertains to the life of Eva Kahn (née Krafft) and members of her extended family. It encompasses documents of her life as a child and teenager in Eger (today Cheb, Czech Republic) and later in Chicago, Illinois. Included in her personal papers are school materials and a friendship book. The collection furthermore documents the lives of family members of Eva Kahn and her husband Stephen Martin Kahn with correspondence, photographs, a baby journal and an autograph album. Two letters written by Eva Kahn's cousin Martin Wels who was killed in the Holocaust are part of the collection.
Dates: circa 1911-circa 1940; Majority of material found within 1932-1940
Overview The collection consists of the records of the Herman Muehlstein Foundation from 1947 to 2007. The Herman Muehlstein Foundation was a philanthropic organization that gave generously to educational institutes and agencies that supported Herman Muehlstein’s mission to improve the life and quality of young men and women in need of financial assistance. The Herman Muehlstein Foundation was established in 1947 and closed in 2005. The collection consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, legal papers, and grant proposals.
Dates: undated, 1947-2007
Identifier: AR 10038
Overview Vital records and other personal documents and certificates pertaining to Josef Dahl and his wife Frieda née Frank. Also included are school-, military-, and financial papers of Frieda’s father Hermann Frank, in addition to 3 marriage certificates for members of the Frank and Dahl families: Hermann Frank and Philippina Kahn, 1885; Bertha Blum and Nathan Kahn, 1892; and Josef Dahl and Frieda Kahn, 1919.
Dates: 1814-1959; Majority of material found in 1880s-1938
Overview The records document the Histadruth Ivrit's early history to the present, representing a significant portion of its work in spreading the Hebrew language in the United States in the second half of the twentieth-century. The records include substantial amount of material regarding the organization's history, administration, public events, publications, and reports. Some information of the early history of the Histadruth Ivrit could be found in the records kept by the writer Daniel Persky. Persky collected personal and professional records that include correspondence with friends, readers, and writers; a partial collection of the drafts of his own publications, and a collection of photographs and newspaper clippings. The functions and activities of the Histadruth Ivrit are documented through Board of Trustees and Board meetings agendas and minutes; various programs for events, conventions, conferences, and celebrations; documents related to fundraising; public relations, press releases and brochures; correspondence with different individuals, organizations, and foundations; Histadruth Ivrit's publications among them the newspaper Hadoar and Tov Lichtov; a large collection of photographs, and scrapbooks. The records of the Histadruth Ivrit represent the large majority of the organization's activities dating from the 1980s to the present. Records for the earlier years of activities are fragmented and incomplete. The records related to the life of Daniel Persky are also partial and copies of many of his publications are missing. This collection included brochures, correspondence, financial records, flyers, grant applications, invitations, lists, minutes, news clipping, orders, periodicals, photographs, press releases, reports, and scrapbooks.
Dates: undated, 1900-2005
Overview Contains letters and articles in manuscript to Leeser pertaining to: his work as editor of The Occident, his translation of the Bible and his other literary works; discussions concerning Jewish law, the Reform movement in the United States and in Curaçao; Reform and Orthodox Judaism in Albany, N.Y., Massachusetts Senator Henry Wilson's anti-Semitic comments in the United States Congress; the founding of a synagogue in San Francisco; the condition of Jews and Jewish education in America and in England; equal rights for Jews in Massachusetts and North Carolina; the controversy over the Touro Monument; slavery and the Civil War; and converts to Judaism. Also includes information on Israel Joseph Benjamin's trip in the U.S., 1859-1862; Isaac Mayer Wise; Sabato Morais; a manuscript guidebook on Jewish ritual slaughter written by Moses Julian in Barbados in 1820; Moses Montefiore's report on his mission to Rome on behalf of the Edgardo Mortara affair; articles discussing Christian theology; the Jews in Cochin, India and in China; a Latin preface to Leeser's Hebrew Bible; a Portuguese prayer against the evil eye; and poems on topics of Jewish interest.
Dates: undated, 1811-1919
Overview Collection consists of agendas, articles, book lists, committee lists, correspondence, minutes, news releases, promotional materials, speeches, a writers' journal, and a tote bag relating to the planning, implementation, and promotion of an annual book fair held at the JCC of Metropolitan Detroit.
Dates: undated, 1976-2003
Identifier: AR 25732
Overview The collection provides information about the Kress-Heinemann family. It includes school report cards of Eva Heinemann and Walter Kreslawsky, recipes, genealogical research results and a portrait of Walter Heinemann.
Dates: 1914-1996; Majority of material found within 1914-1933
Identifier: AR 6407
Identifier: AR 4686
Overview The collection contains various original and copied materials pertaining to the boarding school ‘Landschulheim Herrlingen’, both from the period of its original, general clientele, 1926-1933, as well as from its Jewish form under Nazi rule.
Dates: 1928-1996; Majority of material found within 1933-1938
Identifier: AR 25799
Overview This collection tells the story of Liselotte (Lilo) Thekla Lamm, her parents Leo Lamm and Margarete (Gretel) Lamm née Falk, husbands Norbert Goldenberg, Hans Gerhard Ollendorff, and William (Bill) Thurnauer, their children and grandchildren, and members of their extended families. The families’ lives in Germany, immigration to the United States, and professional, political and philanthropic activities are documented through vital documents, photographs, correspondence, writings, articles, and clippings.
Dates: circa 1883-2018
Overview The records of the National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section document the organization's community service, advocacy, and supportive administrative, fundraising, membership, and public relations activities from the Section's early years to the present. Included is a large amount of material from the National Organization in relation to the New York Section. This material is dated from 1896 to 1999 and consists of administrative, events, and advocacy matters. The New York Section's community services files include its work on aging, child care, consumer telephone referrals, counseling support, crime prevention, the disabled, domestic violence, early child education, feminism, homelessness, hunger, immigrants, Israel, Jewish education and promotion, literacy, probation, the sick, summer recreation for children and the elderly, and war relief. The Section's advocacy files consist of lobbying efforts for the rights of children, the disabled, the elderly, families, the homeless, immigrants, Israel, and women. The collection is primarily in English, with some Hebrew, Yiddish, German, Greek, Spanish, Chinese, and Italian. Among the types of material are audio tapes, blueprints, correspondence, minutes, photographs, publications, scrapbooks, and scripts.
Dates: <emph>undated, </emph>1895-2004
Overview This collection documents the activities, administrative, planning, proceedings, and correspondence of the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council from its founding in 1944 to 1994. The collection includes correspondence, programs, minutes, proposals, reports, clippings, press releases, and publications.
Dates: undated, 1940-1994
Overview The collection documents the National Jewish Welfare Board's (JWB) evolution from an organization founded in 1917 to provide support for soldiers in times of war to an agency involved in all aspects of Jewish life both in the United States and abroad. In 1990 JWB recreated itself as the Jewish Community Centers Association of North America.
Dates: undated, 1889-1995 (bulk 1917-1990)
Overview This collection contains material relating to Norman Salit's activities with various organizations, including the Synagogue Council of America, the Rabbinical Assembly of America, the Wartime Emergency Commission for Conservative Judaism, the Boy Scouts of America, the Jewish Education Committee, the American Child Guidance Foundation, Religion in American Life, the Valley Forge Foundation, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and the National Community Relations Advisory Council. There are also speeches, writings, sermons, items related to Sharit's legal work and Zionist activities, as well as some letters from Mordecai Kaplan.
Dates: undated, 1916-1965; undated, 1916-1965
Overview Consists of typewritten oral history transcripts of executives in the United Jewish Appeal and the Jewish Welfare Federation in Detroit. The interviewees are Herbert A. Friedman (1918- ), fomer Executive Chairman of the UJA; Lawrence H. Rubinstein (1940- ), former Executive Director of the UJA's National Young Leadership Cabinet; and Leonard N. Simons (1904- ), former Campaign Director for the Jewish Welfare Federation of Detroit and Detroit Civic Leader. Also includes inventories for oral histories available at the Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia and the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee.