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Jewish art

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Alfred Werner Collection

Identifier: AR 7158

This collection documents the professional life of Austro-American art historian and journalist Alfred Werner (1911-1979). After being released from Dachau in 1939, Werner fled to New York. From 1940 to 1979, he wrote thousands of stories, reviews, and columns, and was an editor of or contributor to dozens of art magazines and Jewish periodicals. His primary interests were European, Jewish, and Zionist political affairs, and 19th and 20th-century European and American art, with an emphasis on Jewish and Israeli artists. The bulk of the collection consists of his published output. The collection also contains some additional professional material, such as manuscripts, research materials, and reference photographs, as well as a few personal documents.

Dates: 1914-1979; Majority of material found within 1940-1979

Guide to the Records of Sephardic House

Identifier: ASF AR 10

Sephardic House was established in 1978 as a correction to the often-overlooked contributions of the Sephardic community to American-Jewish culture. The Records of Sephardic House documents the administrative, programming, and publishing activities of Sephardic House since its founding. Such documents include financial records, meeting minutes, correspondence, artist portfolios, press releases, photographs, slides, and much more.

Dates: undated, 1930-2010; Majority of material found in 1979-2003

Guides to other archives

Identifier: AR 25054

Guides to archives and special collections in the USA, Europe and Israel that were sent to and/or collected by LBI archivists over the years.

Dates: 1932-1998

Gundersheimer Siegel Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25546

The Gundersheimer Siegel Family Collection holds papers of the art historian and professor Hermann S. Gundersheimer as well as papers of members of the Gundersheimer and Siegel families. With a focus on the professional work of Hermann Gundersheimer and the family's emigration, the collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, lecture texts and notes, official documents, articles, certificates, genealogical research and family trees.

Dates: 1834-2004; Majority of material found within 1925-1942

Heinrich Strauss Collection

Identifier: LBIJER 702

The collection contains various documents pertaining to Heinrich Strauss and comprises five folders.

Dates: undated, 1900-1988; Majority of material found within 1920-1988

Irmgard Schüler Collection

Identifier: LBIJER 786

The collection contains various materials pertaining to Oskar Schüler, his wife Martha, and their daughter Irmgard Schüler.

Dates: 1901-1968

James Surkamp Papers

Identifier: RG 1136
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of copies of documents from various archives, including: the National Archives and Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; National Records Center in Suitland, Maryland; archives in Germany, France, Holland, Israel. There are also copies of articles from books and periodicals. Reports on art plunder, during and after World War II, in various countries including Poland, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Czechoslovakia, the Netherlands, Scandinavian countries, Portugal. Materials relating to private art collections of Nazi government officials such as that of Hermann Goring. Materials on jewelery and coins, including the Crown of St. Stephen (a national symbol of Hungary) and the crown treasures of the Holy Roman Empire. Reports of the office of the U.S. Chief of Counsel for War Crimes. U.S. Army reports on art treasures. Lists of paintings in private collections in various countries. Shelf list of records of the State Department Consulate on Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives. Report on the Art Looting Investigation Unit. Newspaper articles on stolen art and the role of the S.S. in art thefts.

Dates: 1930s-1970s

Lionel Reiss papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P21, Folder: P-746
Identifier: P-746

Contains reprints from various series of the artist's work on Jewish subjects, which were the result of his extensive travel to Jewish villages and cities throughout Europe and the Middle East in the 1920s and 1930s. Also included is an index (undated) of 200 of Reiss' paintings, and drawings and etchings on Jewish topics.

Dates: undated, 1924

National Foundation for Jewish Culture Records

Identifier: I-527

From its inception in 1961, the National Foundation for Jewish Culture (later known as the Foundation for Jewish Culture) supported Jewish scholarship, art, and community services. The collection primarily covers the period between 1959, when the original study proposing the creation of the NFJC was conducted by the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds (CJFWF) and 2015, when the Foundation ceased operations. The materials document organization’s support for Jewish scholarship, art, culture, and its work in strengthening the relationships between cultural institutions and local Jewish communities. The collection also documents the organization’s shift in the 1980s from scholarship to more involvement in Jewish arts and culture.

Dates: 1942, 1952-2015

Papers of Albert Dov Sigal

Identifier: RG 1165
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of art works by Sigal, clippings, exhibit brochures, photographs of his works. Art works include watercolors and sketches of the internment camp in Cyprus, engraved prints on biblical themes.

Dates: 1940s-1970s

Papers of Alexander Asro and Sonia Alomis

Identifier: RG 729
Scope and Contents

The papers relate to the careers of Asro and Alomis in the Yiddish theater and to their work with the Vilna Troupe. Correspondence and other documents relating to the establishment of the Vilna Troupe. Playscripts, programs, photographs, reviews, memorabilia. Reproductions and original art works by Asro, consisting of drawings, prints, paintings, sketches, theater designs.

Dates: 1916-1961

Papers of Irv Koons

Identifier: YUM 05

This collection documents the work of artist Irv Koons. It is mainly comprised of his professional papers, including sketches and drawings as well as many examples of his completed works. Documents found here include posters, advertisements, brochures, flyers, reports, book illustrations, clippings, photographs of the artist and his work, and a small amount of correspondence. Some biographical information on the artist is also available.

Dates: 1934-2004; Majority of material found within 1949-1988

Rachel Wischnitzer Collection

Identifier: AR 25657

The Rachel Wischnitzer Collection contains correspondence, lecture notes, photographs, lantern slides, and negatives documenting Rachel Wischnitzer’s career as an art historian, curator, professor, consultant, and author. Also included are correspondence, records, and photographs pertaining to her husband Mark Wischnitzer’s work as a historian, editor, and Secretary General of the Hilfsverein der Deutschen Juden.

Dates: undated, 1894-1991; Majority of material found within 1940-1989

Rachel Wischnitzer collection addendum

Identifier: AR 25710

The Rachel Wischnitzer Collection addendum contains both personal and professional materials of both Rachel Wischnitzer and her husband Mark Wischnitzer, including correspondence, travel and immigration documentation, manuscripts (both drafts and final publications), as well family photographs and images used for academic research. Unique to this collection is personal correspondence between the Wischnitzers and their son Leonard.

Dates: undated, 1885-2006; Majority of material found within 1910-1950

Raskin, Saul, 1878-1966

Dates: Existence: 1878-08-15 - 1966-09-22

Sampson Engoren Papers

Identifier: YUM 09

The Sampson Engoren Papers provide information on some of the work of the Jewish artist and architect. Most of the material in this collection pertains to Engoren's work, but there are also a few biographical documents as well. Although the majority of documents in this collection are large sketches, the collection also contains clippings, photographs, notes, and a log book.

Dates: 1969-1988; Majority of material found within 1980s

Sylvia A. Herskowitz Collection

Identifier: YUM 10

Sylvia A. Herskowitz Archive documents professional and to a lesser degree personal life of Sylvia A. Herskowitz. Materials collected here shed light on her involvement with the Women's Branch of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America and various Parent Associations. The collection consists of correspondence, documents, photographs, printed materials, sheet music, and writings.

Dates: 1937-2007

Zuni Maud Papers

Identifier: RG 1138
Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of original art works: paintings, drawings, woodcuts, wood carvings. Other materials incude cartoons, political illustrations, book illustrations, clippings of articles, correspondence, typed manuscripts, unpublished sheet music, photographs, programs, personal documents.

Dates: Dates unknown before processing