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Boston (Mass.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

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

 Collection
Identifier: I-531; I-531A; I-531B
Abstract 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

Ben Gailing (1898-1999) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-607
Abstract This collection contains the records of Ben Gailing (1898-1999), a New York and Boston-based Yiddish theater actor and radio host. Collection includes two Yiddish playscripts, "Yo a Mame, Nit a Mame" by Ben Gailing, and "Oy iz dos a Yingel" by Hershel Glick; Gailing’s book, Git a Shmeykhl; Yiddish sheet music; Yiddish theater programs; and photographs of Ben and Frieda Gailing and other actors and actresses from the Yiddish theater.
Dates: undated, 1924-1975

Dana family memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: P-397
Abstract The collection consists of a printed life insurance policy of the late 19th century, in German and in Hebrew, signed by William and Mosses Danishevsky in Boston and a certificate from the Boston Evening High School presented to Moses Lane Dana, dated 1902.
Dates: undated

Eliezer Drucker papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-42
Abstract Consists primarily of Hebrew language Responsa, including: replies to practical questions involving Jewish law and ritual submitted by congregants and other Jews in the communities Drucker served as a Rabbi; correspondence with prominent American Orthodox rabbis, among whom are Rabbis Jacob Joseph, Solomon Jaffe, Jacob Ridbaz and Hayyim Jacob Vidrowitz; and newspaper clippings regarding on Drucker's career, family and communal activities.
Dates: 1890-1916

Papers of Hannah Ruth London

 Collection
Identifier: P-347
Abstract Collection contains research notes and writings relating to London's works on early American Jewish portraits, miniatures, and silhouettes; this includes family histories of the subjects of the artwork, biographical information on the artists, and information about the works themselves. Also includes items relating to London's personal life, such as her genealogy and a notebook of letters written by her son Robert who was killed in action in World War II during his service in the army; notes, manuscripts, and published and unpublished articles and poetry; art catalogs; legal documents; lantern slides; photographs; correspondence; newspaper clippings; genealogical charts; handwritten sheet music; military medals; sound recordings; a theater program; and a scrapbook.
Dates: 1919-1990; Majority of material found within 1923 - 1980

Herbert and Leni Fromm Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10609 / MF 1011
Abstract This collection primarily holds material on the professional lives of Leni Fromm, hostess of the Boston based German Radio Hour, and her husband, the composer Herbert Fromm. Papers here include material on Leni Fromm's radio program and some of Herbert Fromm's professional appearances and activities. Some of the Fromms' personal correspondence is additionally included. The collection comprises correspondence, radio scripts, unpublished manuscripts, clippings and articles, and a few music scores and photographs.
Dates: 1923-1994; Majority of material found within 1958-1973

Institute for Jewish Life, records

 Collection
Identifier: I-168
Abstract Collection sontains the minutes of the Board of Directors (Trustees) meetings, 1972-1975; staff meetings, 1972-1973; background materials and reports pertaining to projects proposed and acted upon; annual reports; financial reports; and miscellaneous publications.
Dates: undated, 1967, 1969-1976

Jacobi-Schlossberg Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-705
Abstract 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

Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds records

 Collection
Identifier: I-69
Abstract 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

Joseph Shubow Collection

 Collection
Identifier: P-881
Abstract The Joseph Shubow Collection documents the life and professional activities of Joseph Shubow, military Chaplain, leader of the Congregation B’nai Moshe, Boston, MA and a prominent American Zionist leader. The collection includes correspondence, documents, lists, writings, speeches and sermons notes, photographs, and printed materials. Materials constituting the collection reflect various aspects of Joseph Shubow’s personal and professional life, religious leadership and writings in the fields of Judaism and Jewish history.
Dates: 1900-1979; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1969

Joseph Winogradoff papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P19, Folder: P-666
Identifier: P-666
Abstract Collection consists of concert programs, handbills, and other promotional material pertaining to the United States career of Joseph Winogradoff, a renowned, Russian-born operatic baritone between, 1920-1924.
Dates: undated, 1920-1924

Kivie Kaplan Papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P23, Folder: P-823
Identifier: P-823
Abstract Collection consists of an announcement, articles, an awards program, correspondence, news clippings, and a resume regarding Kivie Kaplan's tenure as President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and as Vice Chairman of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. Of interest are copies of racist correspondence from Jews and non-Jews reacting to Kaplan's interviews on radio and television.
Dates: undated, 1967, 1971-1974

Levitansky family genealogy

 Collection
Identifier: P-361
Abstract A genealogy of the Levitansky family beginning in 1794, Suwalki, Poland. Collection includes photographs, newspaper clippings, and descriptions of family events. The family claims Sephardic descent, as well as a clan name "Baranis." Among the descendants are Boris-Leavitt, founder of Lana Lobell women's mail-order house; Dr. Samuel A. Levine, a prominent cardiologist; Dr. Abraham L. Levin, medical inventor; and Dr. Max Levine, bateriologist. A copy of a letter to latter from MIT (1913) shows the difficulties Jews faced in finding employment. A relationship with the Paradisthal (or Paradise) family of Chicago is noted.
Dates: 1980

National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council Records

 Collection
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

Records of the Forward Association

 Collection
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 Industrial Removal Office

 Collection
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

Ronya Schwaab Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-909
Abstract This collection documents the life and activities of dancer and activist Ronya Schwaab. The collection contains material related to her activities advocating for Soviet Jews, lecturing on various topics, her trips abroad, and writing reviews for numerous books. It also includes correspondence with family, friends, and various officials in both the public and non-profit spheres of politics and business. The collection contains numerous photographs and certificates that further document her activities and accomplishments.
Dates: undated, 1877-2001; Majority of material found within 1958-2001

Solomon Elhanan Jaffe Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-433
Abstract This collection consists of manuscripts and correspondence related to Jewish dietary laws, sermons, Passover, and various personal matters.
Dates: circa 1912-1922

Willy Nordwind Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 10551
Abstract The collection documents Willy Nordwind’s efforts to bring as many German Jews as possible out of Germany before World War II. Included here is correspondence with those who had arrived or those whom Willy Nordwind was still trying to bring over.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1938-1939; 1921-1980s

Wolf and Landauer Families Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6412
Abstract This collection contains family trees of Wolf and Landauer families, as well as various address books and customer lists dating to the turn of the twentieth century, pertaining to the textile firm W. Wolf & Söhne, active both in Stuttgart and in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dates: 1895-1931

Young Israel Collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-240
Abstract The collection consists of a copy of the constitution of the Council of Young Israel and Young Israel Synagogue Organizations (undated), photocopies of minutes of the movement (1913-1917), circulars and newsletters of Young Israel of Brooklyn (1933-1934), Souvenir journals from annual conventions (1918, 1930-32, 1934, 1937), annual reports of the national council (1930-1931, 1950), a program from the first annual conference of the New England Council of Young Israel (1935), programs of annual dances of Young Israel of Greater Boston (1926-1947), the first three volumes of the movement's Collegiate culture series as well as other miscellaneous documents and publications issued by the organization both in American and Israel.
Dates: undated, 1913-1973