Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Organization of Jewish Colonies in America records
Collection contains the official minute book of the Executive Committee (Feb. 1932-Jan. 1934;, financial, membership and administrative records; correspondence; questionnaires circulated to interested individuals soliciting biographical data and opinions on preferred forms of farm organization; inquiries pertaining to land purchase and other information relating to the proposed colony; and a brief history of the Organization of Jewish Colonies in America by H. Goldkrantz.
Rabbi H. David Rutman collection
Contains research and writing compiled by Rabbi H. David Rutman, primarily regarding the Jewish agriculture movement and New York Jewish agricultural colonies in the mid 1800s and early 1900s. Also includes Rutman's Master's dissertation for New York University, titled, "Ludwig Lewisohn: His Writing of Religious Interest." Agriculture material consists of copies of mortgages and listings of landowners from Sholam colony; and newsclippings and articles regarding the Jewish Agricultural Society, the beginnings of the agricultural movement in America, Ellenville colony, Sholam colony, and boardinghouses in the Catskills in the early years.
Zessi Oppenheimer Nelkens collection
Official records and letters of recommendation pertaining to Zessi Oppenheimer from Hungen, Germany and to a lesser extent to her husband Willi Nelkenstock. Also included is correspondence from her parents in Germany, circa 1940-1941.