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Detroit (Mich.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Laikin Papers

Identifier: RG 605
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, circulars, invitations, and newsletters, relating to the Jewish community of Detroit. Organizations include the Jewish Community Council of Detroit, Jewish Teachers Seminary and Jewish Welfare Federation of Detroit. Correspondence of B.M. Laikin with Jewish writers: B.I. Bialostotsky, Menahem Boraisha, David Ignatoff, N.B. Minkoff, I.J. Schwartz, Abraham Twersky.

Dates: 1940s-1978

Dingell, John D. (John David) (1926-07-08-2019-02-07)

Dates: Existence: 1926-07-08 - 2019-02-07

Papers of Philip Slomovitz

Identifier: P-84

Newspaper editor and publisher Philip Slomovitz was an active member of the Detroit Jewish community, and the Zionist movement. During his 40+ years as head of The Jewish News, the Detroit-based newspaper he founded, Slomovitz addressed issues of concern to the American Jewish community, and was a relentless campaigner against instances of discrimination and anti-Semitism.

Dates: undated, 1933-1966

Hadassah Yanich Plaut Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25409

The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, primarily from the parents of Neḥama Lazarovsky. Also included are clippings and ephemera.

Dates: 1916-1977

Harold Silver papers

Identifier: P-149

The collection contains personal correspondence, manuscript and printed copies of articles and speeches, photographs, and newspaper clippings pertaining to the education and social welfare activities of Silver. A large part of the correspondence is between Silver and Maurice J. Karpf, Kurt Peiser and I.M. Rubinow concerning Silver's studies at the Training School for Jewish Social Work (1925-1934), and his early work in Cincinnati and Detroit Jewish welfare organizations (1930-1934). Subsequent correspondence pertains to Silver's work for the Israel Ministry of Social Welfare (1961-1966).

Dates: undated, 1922-1927, 1929-1933, 1935, 1946-1977

Korostishever Aid Society Records

Identifier: RG 791
Scope and Contents

Anniversary journal, 1950, including membership directories for New York, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles landsmanshaftn.

Dates: 1920 - 1953

Mincer Family Collection

 Collection — Consolidated Box P11, Folder: P-387
Identifier: P-387

The collection contains material about the Mincer family of Detroit; a photograph of Israel Mincer; a letter (original, photocopy, and typescript) from Israel Mincer to his niece, Minnie Lipsitz; and an article about the Mincer family.

Dates: 1896-1981

Myer S. Isaacs (1841-1904) Collection

Identifier: P-22

Real estate lawyer, judge, newspaper editor, and philanthropist, Myer S. Isaacs was the eldest son of the second English-speaking Rabbi in the United States, the Rev. Dr. Samuel M. Isaacs (1804-1878). The Isaacs Family were founding members of the New York-based Jewish civil rights organization, the Board of Delegates of American Israelites (1859-1878), published the Jewish Messenger (1859-1902), and Myer was the first president of the Baron de Hirsch Fund. This Collection contains documents deriving from Myer and Samuel Issacs, and Myer's brothers Abram (1852 or 53-1920) and Isaac Isaacs (1845-1907). Information concerning Myer's children may also be found, including documents from his son Stanley (1882-1962), Manhattan borough President and New York City Councilman. Includes correspondence, clippings, commencement programs, invitations, souvenir and anniversary programs, election campaign materials, obituaries, funeral programs, and citizenship papers.

Dates: undated, 1844, 1851-1925

Papers of Elias Zaludkowski

Identifier: RG 212
Scope and Contents

Clippings of articles about Zaludkowski's performances. Clippings and some typescripts of his articles on Jewish music. Posters. Zaludkowsky's musical works and arrangements of liturgical music and settings of Yiddish and Hebrew poetry. Compositions by Elias's father, Noah Zaludkowski.

Dates: 1911-1940s

Philip Slomovitz South End collection

Identifier: P-135

Contains the 1969, and 1971-1973 issues of The South End, the Wayne State University student paper. Also includes: correspondence, public statements, petitions, and a tape-recording relating to controversies generated by the printing of alleged anti-Zionist/anti-Semitic articles in the newspaper. The correspondence consists for the most part of an exchange of letters between university officials, Jewish community leaders and Leonard N. Simons, a Detroit advertising executive, during the 1969 controversy; and correspondence with Philip Slomovitz, editor of the Detroit Jewish news, in 1972-73. The tape recording is of a February 2, 1969 interview with John Watson, editor of the South End.

Dates: 1969-1974

Records of the Forward Association

Identifier: RG 685

The Records of the Forward Association collection consists of the administrative records of the Office of the General Manager of the Forward Association, publisher of the Jewish Daily Forward. The collection contains correspondence, financial materials, minutes, reports, and information related to various anniversary celebrations. These materials serve to illustrate the professional activities of the Forward Association and its General Manager and show the Forward’s importance.

Dates: 1913-1972, 1986-1987

Records of the Jewish Education Service of North America

Identifier: I-75

The Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA), formerly known as the American Association for Jewish Education, was founded in 1939. The Association promotes and supports Jewish education in communities throughout the United States and Canada by supplying studies of Jewish education, developing supplementary educational materials, and collaborating with Jewish organizations. This collection primarily contains the results of surveys and consequent reports, in addition to some correspondence, meeting minutes, and newsletters of the administration. Somewhat unrelated, the Jewish Media Services's files on films and filmmakers make up the last series of this collection, as JESNA took over some of the responsibilities of this organization in the early 1990s.

Dates: 1922-1999; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1987

Records of the Yidisher Teater Gezelshaft in Detroit

Identifier: RG 1369

This collection contains the records of the Yidisher Teater Gezelshaft in Detroit, a theater guild which aimed to put on Yiddish plays of the highest artistic caliber for the Jewish community of Detroit. It contains correspondence, meeting minutes, financial reports, programs, mailings, and membership materials.

Dates: 1935-1943; Majority of material found within 1942-1943

Rose Cohen family papers

Identifier: P-611

Collection consists primarily of photographs of Miss Rose Cohen, her family, and her friends; personal correspondence; invitations; legal documents; and the passport of her mother, Riva Cohen.

Dates: undated, 1913-1989

Sandra Priest Rose and Frederick P. Rose Family Papers

Identifier: P-1017

The Priest-Rose family is a prominent New York-based American Jewish real estate family. This collection consists primarily of correspondence between Sandra Priest Rose and her extended family regarding the family’s Lithuanian history, and their role in the development of Rhode Island’s late 19th century business community. The collection includes handwritten genealogical charts, newspaper clippings regarding Sandra P. Rose’s grandfather, and the biographies, resumes, and publications of Sandra Priest Rose and Frederick P. Rose’s children and grandchildren.

Dates: 1890-2013; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1990

Synagogue Council of America Records

Identifier: I-68

This Collection documents the lifespan (1926-1982, 1990-1992, 1994) and activities of the joint Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox Jewish communities' efforts in coordinating Jewish life and activities in America. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, and ephemera including photographs of Martin Luther King, Jr., Edward Kennedy, and Presidents Eisenhower, Truman, and Johnson, along with Eleanor Roosevelt. Of particular interest is correspondence and photographs documenting the removal, reconsecration, or burial of ritual Synagogue items for repatriation from Europe to the U.S. and South America after WWII; also contains information on damaged synagogues in France.

Dates: undated, 1926-1982, 1990-1992

Yiddish Teachers Alliance Local 196 Records

Identifier: RG 351
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with teachers and schools, and with branches in Detroit, Philadelphia and Chicago. Membership cards.

Dates: 1926 - 1929

Yitzhak Zemel

Identifier: RG 576
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence with Yiddish literary figures such as Aaron Glanz-Leieles, Abraham Golomb, Chaim Grade, Abraham Joshua Heschel, D. Kazansky, Leibush Lehrer, H. Leivick, Jacob Lestschinsky, A. Menes, Nahum Baruch Minkoff, Kadia Molodowsky, Shmuel Niger, Joseph Opatoshu, Symcha Petrushka, Joseph Rolnick, I.J. Schwartz.

Dates: 1945 - 1950