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Washington Heights (New York, N.Y.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Congregation Ohav Sholaum Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25247
Abstract This collection contains records of the German-Jewish Orthodox Congregation Ohav Sholaum of Washington Heights, New York, such as by-laws, correspondence of its long-time rabbi, Ralph Neuhaus, and documents relating to its charitable organization Gemiluth Chessed of Washington Heights. It also includes sheet music used by the congregation's choir.
Dates: 1944-2005; Majority of material found within 1952-1960s

Helen and Eva Hesse Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25327
Abstract The Helen and Eva Hesse Collection holds material on the Hesse family of Hamburg. Most notable in this collection are the diaries of Helen and Eva Hesse, created by Wilhelm Hesse, which document the sisters' childhood. In addition, the collection includes scrapbooks and photograph albums, some of Wilhelm Hesse's educational papers, and correspondence related to immigration.
Dates: 1882-1956; Majority of material found within 1933-1946

Hugo Stransky Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7039
Abstract This collection reflects the professional activities of Rabbi Hugo Stransky (1905-1983). The bulk of the collection relates to Jewish military chaplaincy and memorials for Jewish veterans. Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, programs of memorial services held at Congregation Beth Hillel in New York City's Washington Heights, and materials related to the Jewish Veterans Association.
Dates: 1948-1976

Jewish Veterans Association Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 7012
Abstract The Jewish Veterans Association Collection holds this association's organizational records, such as membership lists, a memorial book, financial and tax records, meeting minutes, some clippings and notes.
Dates: 1934-1977

Kurt and Grete Goldsmith Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25681
Abstract The collection contains materials relating to Kurt Goldsmith, a New York-based photographer, and his wife Grete née Lendt. Kurt and his family escaped Nazi Germany to ultimately settle in New York City. The materials trace the journey that they and their family took to seek asylum in the United States. The collection is made up of personal documents, correspondence, photographs, and other archival materials.
Dates: 1880s- 2010s

Paul Proskauer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25641
Abstract This collection holds the correspondence and papers of the professor Paul Proskauer, his brother Henry (Hans) Proskauer, and to a lesser extent, his parents. Although personal correspondence comprises the bulk of the collection, an additional focus is his and his brother's professional reviews and articles. Further materials include official documents, photo and postcard albums, programs, a diary and newspaper and magazine clippings.
Dates: 1926-2009; Majority of material found within 1943-1980

Philipp Flesch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25197
Abstract This collection is comprised of the papers of the librarian and author Philipp Flesch. It prominently features manuscripts of his writing, which consists of poetry, essays, short stories, and a novel. In addition, the collection holds a small amount of Philipp Flesch's personal and professional correspondence as well as some personal papers, including official documents.
Dates: 1890-1973; Majority of material found within 1940-1948

Rabbi Robert L. Lehman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25598
Abstract The Rabbi Robert L. Lehman Collection focuses on the development of a rabbi and of his role leading his congregations. The collection includes copious sermons, substantial correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, notes, congregational and conference publications, photographs, diplomas, and a few objects.
Dates: 1928-2013; Majority of material found within 1950-2002

Reinheimer family collection

 Collection
Identifier: DM 338
Abstract Two amateur films of the Reinheimer family in Washington Heights, depicting family life and religious services.
Dates: 1947, 1957

Steven M. Lowenstein Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25335
Abstract The Steven M. Lowenstein Collection documents professional activities of Steven Lowenstein, writer, researcher, historian, and teacher and consists of manuscripts, printed materials, statistical data, and correspondence. Documents comprising the collection reflect Dr. Lowenstein’s interests in a wide spectrum of topics related to Jews and Judaism, such as modernity and tradition and their influence on the religion and common folks, Berlin Jews of the upper strata, similarities and differences between agrarian/rural and urban Jews, Eastern and Western Jewry, popular and official Judaism, and secular and religious Jews, to name but a few topics.
Dates: 1938, 1968-2002; Majority of material found within 1977-2002

United Jewish Bowling League Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 6519
Abstract Organizational papers including original rules (1941) as well as minutes, contracts, receipts, and competition results for a bowling league founded by German-Jewish refugees in New York City.
Dates: 1941-1985