United States -- History -- Sources
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
American Jewish Historical Exhibition, records
Contains the minutes, reports, and financial records of the Executive Committee for the American Jewish Historical Exhibition pertaining to the planning and execution of the Exhibition, as well as printed material and member correspondence, arranged alphabetically; also includes also a collection of printed material relating to the International Exposition at St. Louis, in 1904.
Executive Committee on the Celebration of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of Jews in the United States collection
Contains the correspondence and minutes of the Executive Committee, including letters from Theodore Roosevelt, addresses of Bishop David Hummel Greer, Charles W. Eliot, former Pres. Grover S. Cleveland and others; and related material, both printed and manuscript, pertaining to the celebration held at Carnegie Hall, New York, Nov. 30, 1905. Includes also clippings describing various similar celebrations held throughout the country.
Cyrus Adler Papers
Born in Arkansas and raised in Pennsylvania, Cyrus Adler was a prominent Jewish scholar, educator, and leader. A nephew of the Philadelphian Sulzbergers (Mayer and David), Adler developed an interest in libraries, Semitics, and Assyriology, going on to earn a Ph.D from Johns Hopkins. In 1888, Adler began work at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D. C., and eventually became the President of Dropsie College in Philadelphia. Adler was active in the American Jewish Historical Society, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the United Synagogue, the American Jewish Committee, the Jewish Agency for Palestine, The Jewish Encyclopedia, and the National Jewish Welfare Board. He also participated in the 1919 Paris Peace Conference.
This collection represents a small portion of Adler's papers, with materials concerning Jewish activism, Conservative Judaism, and Jewish scholarship and history in America. The collection contains correspondence, page proofs, manuscripts, and published articles, clippings, notes, speeches, and ephemera.
Isaac Fein collection
This collection consists primarily of a calendar of material (1900-05, 1910-11, 1913-15, 1917-23, 1927-52) relating to the United States found in the Weizmann Archives, Rehovot, Israel, as well as a copy of the index to the Weizmann papers (1885-1914), and various reports issued by the Archives, all annotated by Fein. Also includes microfilm and typed calendars/descriptions of U.S.-related material found in the Central Zionist Archives, the State Archives, the Aaron Aaronsohn Archives, the Jabotinsky Archives, the Archives of the History of the Jewish People, the Labor Archives, and the Hebrew University Library and Yad va-Shem Archives.
Consists primarily of portraits and photographs (including negatives) of American Jews in the 18th to 20th centuries; includes the correspondence of several individuals to Markens describing Lincoln anecdotes and memorabilia, as well as letters from Robert Todd Lincoln and Thomas Edison giving their reactions to his book. Also contains photocopies and an original document relating to American Jewish history, personal correspondence and a document of his father, Elias Markens (1843).
Mordecai Sheftall papers
The Mordecai Sheftall collection consists of the family papers and business records of the American Revolution patriot, Mordecai Sheftall, and the Sheftall family of Savannah, Georgia from 1761-1873. This collection includes a American Revolution provision returns (1777-1778), and correspondence for the Continental Army and Navy of Georgia and South Carolina. The collection also includes an original Works Progress Administration Guide to the materials.