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New York (State)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Abe Grubère Papers

 Collection
Identifier: YUM 01
Abstract

The Abe Grubère collection documents the work of Abe Grubère (also known as Abraham Gruber), a New York City fashion designer, active in the field of fashion from the 1920s to the 1960s. The papers reflect the work of Grubère as a designer and also document his involvement with the Central High School for Needle Trades, where he helped to organize a class that was held at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in the summer of 1942. Although the bulk of the documents found in the collection consists of sketches, the collection also includes clippings, booklets, correspondence, financial documentation, and materials pertaining to Grubère's teaching activities.

Dates: 1841-1949, 1921-1966; Majority of material found within 1930-1959

Asher Levy Papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P4, Folder: P-125
Identifier: P-125
Abstract

An entry of merchandise imported by Asher Levy from Surinam to New York in 1807.

Dates: 1807

David Diamond papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-59
Abstract

This Collection contains correspondence relating to Diamond's legal and political career, during which he served as Corporation Counsel for the City of Buffalo, New York State Supreme Court Justice, and on the faculty of the University of Buffalo Law School; material on his activities in the mayoral, gubernatorial, and presidential political campaigns, 1928-1952, among which was the chairmanship of the Buffalo Volunteers for Stevenson, and on his extensive communal and philanthropic activities.

The material concerning his philanthropic activites is cprimarily concerned with the American Civil Liberties Union, the Buffalo Jewish Center, the United Jewish Fund of Buffalo, the United Jewish Appeal, the American Jewish League for Israel, the American-Israel Cultural Foundation, the American Fund for Israel Institutions, the American Friends of the Hebrew University, the State of Israel Bonds, the Independent Zionists of America, the American Zionist Council and the American Christian Palestine Committee.

Collection also includes materials from the Civic Affairs Committee of Erie County; the Children's Aid Society; the United War and Community Fund; the Emergency Committee to Save the Jewish People of Europe; anti-Nazi materials; material on civil rights and anti-discrimination legislation; the problem of church and education; speeches; general correspondence; newspaper clippings; and memorabilia.

Dates: undated, 1928-1968

Eduard Strauss Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7192
Abstract

This collection contains the writings and correspondence of Eduard Strauss. Strauss was a chemist and philosopher who taught at the Freies Juedisches Lehrhaus in Frankfurt am Main and later immigrated to New York, where he helped establish a new Lehrhaus.

Dates: 1854-1988; Majority of material found within 1891-1952

Ellen Brett Aibel Bierman Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: P-940
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of the family photographs the Bierman, Bressler, Bretzfelder, Brett, Lieberman and Loeb families. It also includes a significant quantity of the papers of David M. Bressler and the Bretzfelder / Brett family, including correspondence and newspaper clippings. The collection offers a view of the domestic life of a prominent American Jewish family in the first half of the 20th Century.

Dates: undated, circa 1865-2002; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1943; undated, circa 1865-2002; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1943

Fred Herz Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25324 / MF 1025
Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, documents and photographs pertaining to the life of Fred Herz, his family and his wife's family, the Weinrebs. In particular there are several albums of family photographs ranging over the span of nearly a century.

Dates: 1904-2000; Majority of material found within 1936-1945

Fritz Nathan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 1443 / MF 533
Abstract

This collection is comprised of papers belonging to the German architect Fritz Nathan, who emigrated to the United States via Holland in 1940. Nathan designed synagogues, department stores, and houses, among other types of buildings. The collection consists mainly of blueprints and architectural plans, but also includes documents, photographs, negatives, sketches, and drawings. The documents are primarily correspondence, and focus on Fritz Nathan's work, but also contain a large amount of information on restitution for the Nathan family. In addition, the collection contains some papers on Fritz Nathan's family members: Lucie, Otto, and Doris Nathan.

Dates: 1914-2000

Hans Kohn as guest lecturer at the Department of Social Science, 1961 December 21

 Item
Identifier: F 5110
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: 1961 December 21

Hans Kohn, Westpoint, 1961 December 21

 Item
Identifier: F 5110A
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: 1961 December 21

Hebrew National Orphan Home Alumni Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-520
Abstract

The Hebrew National Orphan Home Alumni Association Records document the activities from the establishment of the association in 1925 until its demise 2011. The records consist primarily of the Association's newsletter, The Alumnus, programs of reunion events, meeting minutes of both the general meetings and the association advisory board, newspaper and magazine clippings, oral histories on audiocassettes and videotapes, alumni writings, scrapbooks, correspondence, and a few photographs.

Dates: undated, 1925-2014; Majority of material found within 1957 - 1997

Heinz Katzenstein Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25109 / MF 904
Abstract

Correspondence from family members to Heinz Katzenstein in Gelsenkirchen and New York, 1933; travel and emigration documents, 1933-1939, including correspondence with freight forwarders and menues of S.S. Bremen; memorabilia related to 25th anniversary of Katzenstein & Co in Gelsenkirchen, 1928; correspondence with and clippings and other information about former classmates; correspondence regarding social security claims in Germany, 1981; photographs.

Dates: 1927-1993

Hooker-Suande, Ruth, 1951

 Item
Identifier: F 5136
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: 1951

Jefferson Monroe Levy collection

 Collection
Identifier: P-48
Abstract

Contains clippings, letters, certificates and photographs relating to the activities of Levy in both his public and private life. Materials relating to his service as a Representative of the State of N.Y. to the U.S. Congress focus on fiscal and labor legislation; the suffering of the Jews in Russia and Rumania and the attempts for the amelioration of their condition; and the controversy over Levy's purchase of Thomas Jefferson's home at Monticello. The latter constitutes the greater part of the collection.

Collection also includes also correspondence of Amelia Mayhoff, 1901-1939, sister of Levy, and documents relating to the military career of Monroe Mayhoff, 1910-1930.

Dates: undated, 1901-1939, 1985

Leo Herland Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25177 / MF 741
Abstract

This collection describes the work and life of the physiognomist and writer Leo Herland. The papers found here emphasize his written work, and the largest portion of the collection is made up of manuscripts of his compositions. The collection also holds personal and professional correspondence, published articles, some personal documents, diaries, clippings, and a few photographs.

Dates: 1890-2000; Majority of material found within 1924-1960

Nathan D. Perlman papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-66
Abstract

Contains correspondence, judicial opinions, addresses and speeches, newspaper clippings, and published material relating to Perlman's career as a judge in various municipal courts of the city of New York (1935-1952), his political career as a New York State Assemblyman (1915-1917), member of the United States House of Representatives (1920-1927), and as an unsuccessful candidate for New York State office.

It also contains published material relating to Perlman's activities on behalf of the Jewish community, especially the American Jewish Congress (1942-1946), where he served as chairman of its National Executive Committee.

Approximately half of this collection consists of the official minutes; memoranda; administrative and investigatory reports; and correspondence of the Mayor's Committee on Unity established by Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in 1944, of which Perlman served as a member on the subcommittees on Housing, City Services, and the Timone Investigation.

Dates: 1915-1953

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

New York Board of Rabbis Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-506
Abstract

The New York Board of Rabbis is a cross-denominational Jewish organization for rabbis that seeks to foster fellowship, provide educational enrichment, and rise above theological differences to strengthen and defend the Jewish community advancing its’ educational, religious, and social values. The collection documents the governance of the Board and its activities in serving the Jewish community of New York and at large.

Dates: undated, 1881-2000; Majority of material found within 1948-2000

New York State Legislature Bills and Declaration

 Collection — Consolidated Box I2, Folder: I-213
Identifier: I-213
Abstract

This collection consists of bills presented in State Assembly and Senate, as well as the formal declaration of Haym Salomon Day.

Dates: 1859, 1981-1983

Nuernberg-Fuerth Reunion Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6654
Abstract

This collection consists mainly of materials from the reunions of former Nuremberg-Fürth Jewish community members. These materials include programs, invitations, correspondence, a few notes, a speech, a photograph, and clippings related to various members of the former Nuremberg-Fürth Jewish community. Other materials include a 1938 Rosh ha-shanah bulletin from Fürth and lists of Nuremberg and Fürth community members deported to camps in the 1940s.

Dates: 1938-2006

New York (County) selected briefs

 Collection
Identifier: I-49
Abstract

Collection contains the surviving briefs (cases and points) of the City Court (until 1883, the Marine Court) of the City of New York, a statutory court of inferior civil jurisdiction within the County of New York and with limited maritime jurisdiction. The briefs were randomly selected from archives which were subsequently destroyed and represent primarily 1872-1881, 1884-1901, and 1904-1907, with some examples 1860-1871 and 1882. A sampling suggests that Jews were involved in 20-30 percent of these cases.

Dates: 1860-1907

Phillips Family papers

 Collection
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

Records of Century Productions

 Collection
Identifier: I-491
Abstract

Century Productions produced the one-woman show, "Hannah Senesh: Portrait of a Woman Warrior," written and directed by David Schechter and starring Lori Wilner as Senesh. The script was based on the diaries and poems of the WWII Hungarian-Jewish paratrooper Hannah Senesh, with songs and music composed and arranged by Steven Lutvak with additional music by Schecter and Elizabeth Swados. “Hannah Senesh” ran at the Cherry Hill Theater in New York City from 1984-1985 and traveled throughout the U.S. and Israel until 1987.

Dates: undated, 1983-1987

Records of the Jewish Child Care Association of New York

 Collection
Identifier: I-235
Abstract

This collection contains files relating to the history, mergers and functions of the Association, By-Laws (1960), Committees' records, President's reports (1949-1952), Executive Director's reports (1949-1952), Treasurer's reports (1945, 1948-1949), annual reports (1972, 1984-1990), and papers re various activities, including Childville, Edenwald, Foster Home Department (including material from the European Jewish Children's Aid Project), Friendly Home for Girls, Girls' Club Group Residence, Pleasantville, Psychiatric Clinic, Social Services Department, Sylvan Stix Workshop, and Vocational Services. Includes also statistical reports (1946-1970), and Studies on the Association (1949-1972), the Manual of Policies and Procedures (1972), and files on child care conferences, property sales, annual dinners, awards and ceremonies, the 75th anniversary celebration, the 150th anniversary celebration, Herman W. Block, the Child Care Alumni Council (1954-1964), the League to Aid Hebrew Infants (1948-1953), studies and papers by Association staff, memos, publications ("P.C.S. World," "Bulletin," "Our Children," "JCCA journal"), promotional material, photographs, and voluminous scrapbooks.

Dates: undated, 1916, 1937-1994, 2003-2007

Sallyann Sack Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-917
Abstract

This collection contains the papers of Sallyann Amdur Sack, “The Godmother” of Jewish Genealogy. In 1980, Sack founded the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW); in 1984, she organized the First International Seminar on Jewish Genealogy in Jerusalem, Israel; and in 1985, she co-founded AVOTAYNU: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy, known as “The Voice” of Jewish Genealogy research. These papers chronicle Dr. Sack’s groundbreaking work, which ranges from the early 1980s through 2007. The collection contains correspondence, conference and seminar materials, planning and research papers, as well as photographs and audio/visual material.

Dates: undated, 1962-1972, 1978-2007

Samuel J. Citron (1908-1979) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-930
Abstract

This collection contains the papers of Samuel J. Citron, dramatist and educator.

Dates: undated, 1918-1979

Shad Polier Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-572
Abstract

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Shad Polier, including legal files from cases with which Polier was involved, particularly those concerning adoptions and civil liberties, articles and speeches by Polier, correspondence, and materials from several of the organizations with which Polier was affiliated, including the American Jewish Congress, the World Jewish Congress and the NAACP. These materials reflect his widespread participation with the civil liberties movement, equal rights and anti-discrimination law.

Dates: 1916-1976; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1970

Theater and Film Poster Collection of Abram Kanof

 Collection
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