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Philadelphia (Pa.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 52 Collections and/or Records:

Maurice Jacobs Papers

Identifier: P-916
Abstract The collection consists of correspondence between Maurice Jacobs and important Jewish organizations and individuals. The majority of the collection consists of Jacobs' correspondence between organizations such as colleges, universities, and notable local and national Jewish organizations. The collection documents the years 1926 to 1985, with the bulk of the material dating from 1947 to 1985. Besides correspondence, the papers contain clippings, memos, photographs, agendas, reports, and meeting minutes.
Dates: undated, 1926, 1937, 1940, 1944, 1947-1985

Moses Family of New York Papers

Identifier: P-1
Abstract This collection contains the personal and business papers of the Moses family, along with family genealogical materials. Isaac Moses (1742-1818) was a prominent New York businessman and American patriot who helped fund and supply the US forces during the Revolution. His descendants were prominent Jewish businessmen in New York who traveled internationally, and served in the Union Army during the Civil War.
Dates: undated, 1767-1941, 1971

National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council Records

Identifier: I-172
Abstract This collection documents the activities, administration, planning, proceedings, and correspondence of the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, 1944-1994. The collection includes correspondence, programs, minutes, proposals, reports, clippings, press releases, and publications.
Dates: undated, 1940-1994

Otto Ernst Riegner Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25415
Abstract The bulk of the correspondence is from Hugo Riegner in Berlin-Charlottenburg (Germany) to his son, Otto-Ernst Riegner in Philadelphia.
Dates: 1937-1942

Phillips Family papers

Identifier: P-17
Abstract This Collection contains personal papers, correspondence, and other material relating to the Phillips family, 1733-1954. The majority of the materials are in regard to the following family members: Jonas Phillips (1733-1802), Naphtali Phillips (1815-1868), Joseph Phillips (1811), Rebecca Hart Phillips (1812), Joshua Phillips (1852-1858), Isaac Phillips (1830-1884), Roslie Solomons Phillips (1872-1945), Naphtali Taylor Phillips (1895-1954).

Notable objects in this collection include Jonas Phillips' copy of a book on the laws and practice of shehita, printed in Wandsbeck, Germany, in 1733; Naphtali Phillips' letters regarding Congregation Shearith Israel; Isaac Phillips' correspondence relating to his position as Appraiser of Merchandise for the Port of New York; Roslie Solomons Phillips' letters from Eleanor Roosevelt; and Naphtali Taylor Phillips' correspondence relating to Congregation Shearith Israel, the Touro Synagogue, the Federation of American Zionists, the National Conference of Jewish Charities (Committee on Palestinian Charities), and Adolphus S. Solomons. Collection also contains published Masonic materials, political memorabilia, and a letter from George Mifflin Dallas to an unidentified member of the Phillips family, 1856.
Dates: undated, 1752, 1758-1955

Polock family (Philadelphia) papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P6, Folder: P-197
Identifier: P-197
Abstract Contains Moses Polock's certificate of membership in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and Miriam Polock's certificate of membership in the Fairmount Park Art Association.
Dates: 1856-1891

Records of the Congregation Mikveh Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Identifier: I-26
Abstract The collection contains materials related to various activities of the Congregation Mikveh Israel, one of the oldest synagogues in the United States. There is a variety of documents, including correspondence, annual reports, addresses, programs, printed materials, reports, and materials pertaining to the synagogue's burial ground.
Dates: 1765-1976

Records of the Camp Council (Philadelphia, Pa.)

 Collection — Consolidated Box I2, Folder: I-214
Identifier: I-214
Abstract This collection includes membership, literature and miscellaneous publications. A total of 25 items.
Dates: undated, 1925-1976

Records of the Forward Association

Identifier: RG 685
Abstract 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 Hebrew Actors’ Union

Identifier: RG 1843
Abstract This collection contains the administrative records of the Hebrew Actors’ Union (HAU), the professional union of Yiddish theater performers, which was based in New York City. Materials include correspondence, membership materials, financial records and members’ dues information, meeting minutes, and a great deal of sheet music and play scripts of performances from the Yiddish theater. A majority of these performances were in New York City, but there are also materials from Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, Toronto, and Montreal, as well as various locations in Israel and South America.
Dates: 1874-1986; Majority of material found within 1920-1970

Records of the Industrial Removal Office

Identifier: I-91
Abstract The Industrial Removal Office was created as part of the Jewish Agricultural Society to assimilate immigrants into American society, both economically and culturally. It worked to employ all Jewish immigrants. The collection contains administrative and financial records, immigrants' removal records, and correspondence. A database has been constructed to search for persons removed by the Industrial Removal Office.
Dates: undated, 1899-1922

Records of the Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association of Philadelphia

Identifier: I-241
Abstract This collection consists of document scrap books, publications, meeting minutes, as well as programs, essays and addresses pertaining to the community activities of the Young Men's Hebrew Association, the Young Women's Hebrew Association, and their merged assocation, the YM-YWCA.
Dates: undated, 1881-1975

Richard G. Salomon Collection

Identifier: AR 3862
Abstract The collection holds the papers of Richard G. Salomon, a historian of eastern European medieval history. The collection contains material documenting his professional life in Germany, his four-month journey to the U.S. in 1936, and his professional life after his emigration. It comprises correspondence, official papers, memoirs as well as articles by and on Richard G. Salomon. Additional elements of the collection are writings by Richard's relatives, e.g. his father Georg Salomon and his son, George Salomon.
Dates: 1848-1990; Majority of material found within 1934-1965

Samuel Bar Isaac Keyser kabbalah

 Collection — Consolidated Box P9, Folder: P-304
Identifier: P-304
Abstract Contains a kabbalah, in Hebrew, certifying that Samuel Bar Isaac Keyser of London, while in Philadelphia, examined Israel Delieben and found him competent to slaughter meat in the proscribed manner.
Dates: 1774

Samuel Seelav papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P8, Folder: P-292
Identifier: P-292
Abstract Collection contains two kabbalot, in Hebrew, from Rabbi Bernhard L. Levinthal of Philadelphia and Rabbi B.S. Rabiner of New York, certifying Seelav's competency as a shohet. Also contains an English letter testifying to his appointment as rabbi of Congregation Agudath Achim of Philadelphia; and one photograph.
Dates: undated, 1905

Sarah Ann Hays Mordecai collection

Identifier: P-70
Abstract Collection consists of a commonplace book containing 102 manuscript poems (and 22 illustrations) apparently by contemporary poets, the majority of which are dedicated to Miss Sarah Ann Hays. It also includes the work of Charles Fenno Hoffmann, Charlotte Meade Graham, and William Keating; an original water color of a view of Major Stephen Long's expedition party crossing the lower falls of the Winnipeg River by Samuel Seymour; 17 individual items among which are 3 original sketches; a pith drawing by Charlotte Meade Graham; and a copy of an 1830 edition of Flora's dictionary.
Dates: undated, 1823-1888

Sol Satinsky memorial scrapbook

 Collection — Consolidated Box P10, Folder: P-345
Identifier: P-345
Abstract Consists of a scrapbook filled with newspaper clippings relating to Satinsky, who was a director and president of the Jewish Exponent in Philadelphia. Satinskly also served as past President of the Allied Jewish Appeal, Vice President of the Federation of Jewish Agencies, President of the Jewish Publication Society of America, Founder of Friends of Lubavitch in Philadelphia, and was active in Dropsie College and the Joint Distribution Committee.
Dates: 1966

Solomon Lyons (1760-1812) Papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P1, Folder: P-6
Identifier: P-6
Abstract This collection contains correspondence and various legal and business documents in Yiddish and in English including letters from Solomon Lyons' brother Isaac Solomon in Kremzier (Austria), Lyons' wills (1802, 1804), documents relating to Catherine Gordon of Philadelphia, one of which contains signatures of E. Cohen and Abigail Delyon (1800), a document of protest against Elkin Solomon, a broker in Baltimore (1788), a bond of Barnet Joseph to Lyons (1793), and a document signed by Leonard Jacoby in Philadelphia (1800).
Dates: 1788-1804

Theater and Film Poster Collection of Abram Kanof

Identifier: P-978
Abstract This collection contains 331 Yiddish theater and film posters, mainly from the first half of the twentieth century, from North and South America.
Dates: 1899-1970; Majority of material found within 1915 - 1940

United Jewish Organizations (Philadelphia, Pa.) records

Identifier: I-167
Abstract Contains Brith Achim meeting notices; Brith Achim Bulletin (1932-1966, incomplete); Brith Achim Report (December 18, 1910-June 4, 1911); Elisavetgrad B.A. meeting notice (November 19, 1961).
Dates: 1911-1968

Uriah P. Levy Collection

Identifier: P-43
Abstract Uriah Phillips Levy rose to the rank of Commodore in the United States Navy despite religious hostility. He succeeded in abolishing corporal punishment in the Navy, and is credited for preserving Thomas Jefferson's estate, Monticello. His papers consist of correspondence, financial and legal records, publications, papers, newspaper articles, a notebook, and a book.
Dates: undated, 1787-1948, 1959, 1961, 1985, 2005

Wald Family Collection

Identifier: AR 25698
Abstract The bulk of the collection consists of documents of the Wald family. Most of them were used to get American visas or citizenship. A body of correspondence is also part of the collection. The focus of these letters concerns emigration / immigration, and the possibility of fleeing Germany.
Dates: 1923-1952; Majority of material found within 1941