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Philadelphia (Pa.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 67 Collections and/or Records:

Aaron Lifschitz graduation documentation

Identifier: P-655

Collection consists of diploma and graduation photograph from the Hebrew Education Society of Philadelphia marking completion by Lifschitz of a course of study in the English language, dated May 1906.

Dates: 1906

Papers of Aliza Greenblatt (1885-1975)

Identifier: P-855

The papers of Yiddish poet Aliza Greenblatt include copies of published and unpublished songs, poems and articles in both typed and handwritten manuscript form, newsletters, newspaper clippings, programs, scrapbook pages, and sheet music. There are also drafts and correspondence regarding her autobiography, including original letters sent to her from her husband Isidore when he visited Palestine in 1920, which form a portion of her autobiography. The collection also contains correspondence and legal documents from Greenblatt’s family, documents relating to her Zionist and charitable activities, and correspondence from other Yiddish writers and poets.

Dates: undated, 1882-1983, 1993

American Academy for Jewish Research, records

Identifier: I-508

Consists of correspondence from the formative years of the American Academy for Jewish Research from 1930 to 1936, fellows files and correspondence, ledgers and notebooks of membership dues and fellowship grants, minutes of the various committee meetings, Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research, and photographs. Correspondents include Salo Baron, Isaac E. Barzilay, Robert Chazan, Louis Finkelstein, Louis Ginsberg, David Weiss-Halivni, Arthur Hyman, Saul Lieberman, Alexander Marx, Harry Orlinsky, and Harry Austrin Wolfson.

Dates: undated, 1928-2001; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1999

American Jewish Committee - Office of Jewish War Records

Identifier: I-9

This collection consists of the American Jewish Committee's project to document Jewish participation in the United States Armed Forces during World War I. The bulk of the material consists of questionnaires the AJC sent to servicemen to determine Jewish identity, which contain information on personal identification and details of military service. Responses to the questionnaire come from both Jews and non-Jews. In addition, the collection contains office papers concerning the project and a ledger of manuscripts documenting the distribution of records collected by the Office of Jewish War Records, as well as lists Jews who died or were given military honors.

Dates: undated, 1918-1921, 1962

American Jewish Historical Society; Pre-1851, Post-1850, and Miscellaneous Newspapers, Collection

Identifier: I-531; I-531A; I-531B

This collection contains newspapers designated as Pre-1851 (I-531), Post-1850 (I-531A) and Miscellaneous (I-531B) Newspaper Collections. The newspapers are primarily from cities within the United States with some from world locales such as London, Grenada, Barbados, Curacao, Mexico, Montreal and Toronto. A few newspapers are from the Jewish press, though the greater majority of newspapers are not Jewish in origin but contain articles, references, advertisements, or other printed matter regarding Jews. The collection has a downloadable article index that can be used to pinpoint material in the first portion of the collection (Pre-1851) designated as I-531.

Dates: undated, 1760-1948; Majority of material found within 1800-1899

Arthur Waskow Papers

Identifier: P-152

This collection documents the professional activities and personal life of Arthur Waskow, a Jewish Renewal rabbi and political activist. The collection includes such printed materials as brochures, booklets, clippings, correspondence, financial documents, photographs, and Waskow's writings. Materials in the collection reflect various aspects of Arthur Waskow’s personal and professional life, including teaching, involvement in the human and civil rights movements, and the peace process in the Middle East.

Dates: 1948-2009; Majority of material found within 1967 - 2004

Association of Jewish Community Relations Workers Records

Identifier: RG 629
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, financial records, minutes, reports and printed material relating to the organization and activities of the AJCRW. Materials relating to the creation of the AJCRW, annual meetings, conferences. Materials on membership, constitution, Executive Committee. Budget and financial reports. President's reports. Correspondence and reports from Boston and Philadelphia offices. Publicity materials and materials relating to publications of AJCRW.

Dates: 1940s-1970s

Cherkasser-Smela Benevolent Association Records

Identifier: RG 786
Scope and Contents

Minutes, United Brothers of the Town of Smila, 1932-1943. Certificate of consolidation, 1962. Correspondence from Smela to the New York landsmanshaft and to the Smiller Benevolent Association in Philadelphia, 1910-1914, 1922, 1931-1932. Lists of relief packages received in the USSR, 1922, 1942-1948. Newspaper clippings. Notes in preparation of the Smeler memorial book. Souvenir journal of the Joint Smela Relief, Inc., 1938. Receipts from the Relief Committee for the Smeler Political Convicts.

Dates: 1910 - 1963

Damascus affair collection

Identifier: P-698

The collection consists primarily of correspondence, as well as documents and newspaper clippings pertaining to efforts made by the American and British governments and Jewish communities in both countries on behalf of their co-religionists in the "East" during the blood accusation in Damascus, and related persecution in Rhodes.

Included is correspondence between Moses Montefiore and the Executive Committee of the Israelites of the city of New York; correspondence between the N.Y.C. Israelites and similar committees in Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Richmond and the Board of Deputies of British Jews; correspondence between the committee and President Martin Van Buren and Secretary of State John Forsyth and other government officials; minutes and resolutions of the committee; a printed address by Montefiore to the Turkish Sultan and his reply; an English translation of the Firman granted by the Sultan at Montefiore's request and its Greek translation circulated by Montefiore in the "East"; a communique in Turkish, Hebrew, and Ladino issued by the Haham Bashi in Constantinople, Haim Moshe Frisco.

Dates: 1840-1841, 1896

Einstein, Exstein, Bloch and Rosenbloom Families Genealogy Collection

Identifier: AR 25686

Joan Adams had researched intensively her Jewish family’s history. The collection presents her ancestors since the 18th century and shows the connections between several German Jewish families, which migrated to the United States.

Dates: 1748-2002; Majority of material found within 1850-1915

Eisenberg-Poppel Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25669

The collection is composed of official documents pertaining to the life of Max Eisenberg and his immediate family, specifically relating to his immigration to the United States from present day Ukraine and his life in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with his wife and three children.

Dates: 1903–1945; 1970

Erica Abel Summer Camp Papers

Identifier: P-851

This collection contains applications, certificates, directories, yearbooks, and ephemera from the following summer camps: Jewish Ys and Centers Camp Arthur/Reeta (Zieglerville, PA); Union of American Hebrew Congregations Camp Harlam (Philadelphia, PA); Buck's Rock Work Camp (New Milford, CT); and Cejwin Camp (Port Jervis, NY).

Dates: 1973-1983

Fishman, Joshua A. (1926-07-18-2015-03-01)

Dates: Existence: 1926-07-18 - 2015-03-01

George Mifflin Dallas (1792-1864), Henry Myer Phillips (1811-1884), and Isaac Phillips (1812-1889), undated, 1844-1857

Scope and Contents

This series primarily contains political correspondence between Vice President George Mifflin Dallas and Pennsyslvania Representative Henry Meyer Phillips. Also included are invitations from Philadelphia citizens to the vice president to attend Fourth of July celebrations. The series is rounded out by two letters from Issac Phillips to Dallas.

Dates: undated, 1844-1857

Goldie Milgram Papers

Identifier: P-885

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Goldie Milgram, including articles written by and about her, liturgical and teaching materials, correspondence, schoolwork and essays written by Milgram as well as schoolwork that was submitted to her as a teacher, clippings, and personal papers belonging to her and to her family members. These materials reflect her participation with the Jewish Renewal movement as well as her work teaching about Jewish spiritual practices.

Dates: undated, 1900-2016; Majority of material found within 1980 - 2005

Gratz family (Philadelphia) papers

Identifier: P-8

This collection contains correspondence, legal documents, and miscellaneous items concerning the personal lives and business interests of brothers Barnard (1738-1801) and Michael Gratz (1740-1811). It also contains the correspondence of Rebecca Gratz (1781-1869), Michael Gratz's daughter.

Dates: undated, 1753-1916

Jacob Raphael Cohen collection

 Collection — Box CB-P3, Folder: P-118
Identifier: P-118

Contains the original of Jacob Raphael Cohen's (1810-1811) will, of and the inventory of his estate (1812). Of special note in the will are his requests regarding the manner of his burial and the furnishing of oil for the eternal light in the Mikveh Israel Synagogue in Philadelphia.

Dates: undated, 1776-1843

Walter Hart Blumenthal papers

Identifier: P-83

This collection consists primarily of manuscripts, printed articles and reviews, notes, news clippings, and other source material of Blumenthal’s published books and articles. In addition, the collection includes personal materials such as genealogical information, photographs, correspondence, and several travel diaries.

Dates: undated, 1882-1969; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1969

Harold and Judith S. Einhorn Papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P30, Folder: P-996
Identifier: P-996

This collection contains the personal papers of Soviet Jewry Movement activists Harold and Judith S. Einhorn. Residents of Laverock, PA, husband and wife Harold and Judith S. Einhorn were among the pioneers of the grassroots Soviet Jewry movement. Harold Einhorn chaired the Temple Beth Tikvah Community Relations Committee and Judith S. Einhorn chaired the Soviet Jewry Committee at Congregation Adath Jeshurun.

Dates: 1964, 1973-1979

Harold Helmut Frank Collection

Identifier: AR 25322

This collection contains letters addressed to Rabbi Dr. Harold Helmut Frank in Philadelphia, primarily from 1939 to 1941. Most of the letters are from Worms, Germany or from people who used to live there, pleading with Frank for help to obtain immigration papers.

Dates: 1939-1945; Majority of material found in 1939-1941

Haym Salomon collection

Identifier: P-41

This collection contains original manuscripts of Haym Salomon, one of the main financiers of the American Revolutionary War, including his marriage contract, financial records, personal and business correspondence, and items related to his own estate, as well as the estates of his family and business associates. The collection also contains a family record kept by Salomon's son, bilingual Hebrew-English family bibles and prayer books, and items of Haym Salomon's wife, Rachel, as well as other family members.

Dates: undated, 1776-1983

Israel Israel Collection

 Collection — Consolidated Box P12, Folder: Collection P-419
Identifier: P-419

This collection contains a deed poll for a lot in the city of Philadelphia granted to Jonathan Williams and signed by Israel in his capacity as High Sheriff; letters of administration for the estate of Israel Israel, Jr. as signed by Israel Israel and Samuel Israel (1808); and the inventory of the personal estate of Israel Israel and accounts of the estate signed by M.E. Israel (1822-1825).

Dates: 1800-1825

Jacobi-Schlossberg Family Papers

Identifier: P-705

Collection consists of personal papers of the Jacobi-Schlossberg family, specifically of papers belonging to Sarah Simon Jacobi, Freda Moritz Jacobi, Alice Jacobi Schlossberg, and Deda Schlossberg Miller. Papers include correspondence between Freda and Harold Jacobi, and between Alice and Arnold Schlossberg, as well as baby books, journals, report cards, photo albums, and a videotape. The collection also includes genealogical information on the family and family photographs.

Dates: 1870-2000

Jacques Judah Lyons papers

Identifier: P-15

Jacques Judah Lyons, hazzan, rabbi and community leader, was born in Surinam and emigrated to Philadelphia in the early 1800s. Minister of the New York Congregation Shearith Israel for 38 years, he gathered extensive materials on early Jewish history in the United States, Canada and the West Indies. His papers include manuscripts, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, notebooks, photographs, and a Sansom ship's log book. Contains material relating to Jews in North and South America generally and more specifically to Congregation Shearith Israel and the Jews in New York, the Touro Synagogue and cemetery and the Jews in Newport, Rhode Island, Philadelphia and the West Indies. Also contains material relating to Jews in the wars of the United States, correspondence of the Jews with George Washington and items relating to Haym Salomon. Collection consists of manuscript material and five notebooks and three scrapbooks of Lyons. Contains material not listed in calendar consisting of sermons by Lyons, a manuscript prayer book used in Surinam and a guide for religious ceremonies at Congregation Shearith Israel, as well as letters written during the Civil War period and correspondence relating to the personal life and career of Lyons.

Dates: undated, 1705-1885, 1908, 1911-1914, 1917-1919, 1933, 1950

Janet Billstein Akaha Collection.

Identifier: AR 10270 / MF 620

The collection contains family trees of the extended Billstein family in Europe and in the United States.

Dates: 1997-1999

Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds records

Identifier: I-69

This collection contains the archives of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, a national coordinating agency which assists national and regional Jewish agencies in the U.S. and Canada in fund raising, community organization, health and welfare planning, public relations, and similar missions.

Collection includes materials of the predecessor agency (Bureau of Jewish Social Research), correspondence, research, budget reports, audits, and reports on the activities of approximately 600 national, local, and overseas Jewish agencies.

Dates: undated, 1906-1998

Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum of Philadephia Collection

Identifier: I-300

This collection consists mostly of annual reports. Also includes charter, constitution and by-laws, employee lists and information, and memorial book for Rose Krauskopf by S.M. Fleischman.

Dates: undated, 1875-1915

Judah Eleazar Lyons papers

 Collection — Box CB-P4, Folder: P-121
Identifier: P-121

Consists of an order, signed by the governor of Surinam, entitling Lyons to leave for New York (1800); two miscellaneous items concerning the Adelphic Society of Philadelphia (1800, 1802); a diary recording his voyage from New York to Surinam with his family (1805); and a personal journal (1836-1837).

Dates: 1800-1837

Judah Zelitch Papers

Identifier: RG 670
Scope and Contents

The papers consist primarily of correspondence with the Freeland League, Jewish Teachers' Seminary in New York, and other Jewish cultural organizations. Also included are manuscripts of Zelitch's memoirs.

Dates: 1959 - 1972

Kohn, Hans and Fritz, 1898 Summer

Identifier: F 5200
Scope and Content Note From the Collection:

Manuscripts, materials relating to HansKohn's professional experience, materials relating to his political activities, correspondence, diaries, materials relating to his experience in World War I and as a prisoner of war, personal documents, photos, clippings.

Dates: 1898 Summer