Found in 89 Collections and/or Records:
Abraham Charles Myers Papers
The collection consists of three letters signed by Myers in his capacity as quartermaster general of the Confederate Army, and a printed circular concerning mileage for discharged soldiers and the use of the telegraph.
Albert G. Hess Family Collection
The collection contains materials relating to the life of Albert G. Hess and his family. These include official documents, correspondence, transcript of records of university, newspaper clippings, a publication, and photographs. The collection documents his life in Germany prior to World War II and in the United States after his immigration.
Albert Jacobson Family Collection
This collection contains Jacobson family documents from 19th and early 20th century Hamburg, as well as a substantial amount of materials pertaining to Albert Jacobson's attempts to secure an exit visa for his mother Adele Jacobson.
American Jewish Committee - Office of Jewish War Records
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.
Arthur Lowy Family Collection
This collection documents the history of the Lowy family of Berlin from the mid-1800s through the end of the twentieth century with a focus on Adolf Lowy (1878-1943) and his sons Erich (1916-2011) and Arthur (1921-1997). The collection includes family trees, correspondence, vital records, education records, military records, a diary from World War I, business records for the Hungarian wine merchants Dalchow & Löwy, emigration records, extensive clippings on Anti-Semitism, limited pieces of ephemera, a few photographs, one negative, and a play script.
August Bondi papers
Collection contains a typescript in five parts, with handwritten corrections, plus a handwritten supplement of Bondi's autobiography covering all phases of his life, including his connections with John Brown (1855-1857), and his experiences during the Civil War.
Bernard C. Ehrenreich Papers
The Papers of Bernard Calonius Ehrenreich, a Rabbi and civic leader in Montgomery, Alabama, document his personal and professional life over seven decades, and highlights his involvment in a broad range of organizations and activities. The collection is valuable to those researching topics such as Zionism; Progressivism; boys' camps; Montgomery, Alabama's Jewish community; Christian-Jewish relations in the South; and soldiers' correspondence from World War I and World War II. In addition, Ehrenreich's involvment in organizations such as the National Jewish Welfare Board; National American Woman Suffrage Association; Intercollegiate Menorah Association; Federation of American Zionists; and Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity are documented within the collection as well as postcards displaying various Jewish images.
Bernstein Family Letters
Contains correspondence of World War I draftee, Samuel Bernstein, relating to his military training and personal matters. Also contains two letters from his brother, Charles Bernstein, and two letters-in Yiddish--letters to his father.
Boernstein-Tuerk family Collection
The collection contains various documents pertaining to the Boernstein-Tuerk family. The collection focuses on Ernst Boernstein (1854-1932), his parents, Ludwig (Levin) Boernstein and Fredericke (née Mayer), and his children Katharina, Ludwig, Walter and Rudolf.
Collection of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America
This collection contains the correspondence of the Anti-Nazi Boycott Committee of the Jewish War Veterans appealing for support against Nazi activities in the United States, 1933, and to assist Nazi sufferers in Europe, as well as other correspondence and printed material describing the purpose, history, and activities of the national organization and local chapters. Included is a scrapbook (1924-1930) containing newspaper clippings in English and Yiddish relating to protests against the massacres of the Jews in Romania and the riots in Palestine in 1929, as well as appeals for financial and political support on behalf of Palestine Jewry. A large portion of this collection consists of photographs depicting the work of the organization.
National Committee for the Relief of Sufferers by Russian Massacres records
Collection contains correspondence relating to the committee's fund-raising efforts throughout the United States to aid survivors of the Russian pogroms, both in Russia, and in the United States, with particular focus on orphaned children. Contains information on the condition of the Jews in Russia and Roumania during and after the pogroms; on the relief and removal activities in Europe, in general, and Russia, in particular; on the self-defense movement and defense fund; immigration procedures and work of the Industrial Removal Office; and some financial and executive committee reports.
The officers of the Committee were Oscar Solomon Straus, chairman, Jacob Henry Schiff, treasurer, and Cyrus Leopold Suizberger, secretary.
Daniel Lessmann Collection
The collection contains 77 letters and essays by Daniel Lessmann. The letters start in 1813 when Daniel Lessmann was just 19 years old and they continue to the year 1831 when he died.
Emil L. Feigenbaum Collection
This collection contains materials highlighting accomplished German-Jewish athletes and soldiers. The earliest material in the collection are programs regarding memorial services for Jewish soliders in the German army (1915-1916) and regarding the 54th Infantry Division in Russia (World War I period); followed by two editions of newspapers (one containing an article by Hermann Badt entitled Momentbilder von der Palästinafahrt des Graf Zeppelin from publication Aus alter und neuer Zeit - Illustrierte Zweiwochenschrift des Israelitischen Familienblattes (1929); and obituary of Jakob Wolff, Jewish pilot in the German air force in WW I, from publication Der Schild - Zeitschrift des Reichsbundes Jüdischer Frontsoldaten (1926)); a scrapbook with clippings circa 1924-1936 featuring various Jewish Olympic athletes; photocopies of two pages of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, July 1953, with articles about: July 20 plot to assassinate Hitler, the Jewish artist Otto Freundlich (who was prominently featured in the 1937 "degenerate art" exhibit), and a film entitled Der Nürnberger Prozeß.
Emil Mosbacher Family Collection
This collection consists of papers of the family of Emil Mosbacher. Prominent are the personal papers and correspondence of Emil and Stephen Sigmund Mosbacher. In addition, the collection holds a number of family photographs and photo albums as well as genealogical information on members of the related Flack and other families.
Eva Heilberg Schäffer Family Collection
The collection consists of private correspondence, personal documents and writings of Eva Heilberg Schäffer, her parents, her husband Hans Schäffer, her daughters and other relatives and friends.
First Baltimore Hebrew Guards letter
Contains a letter written by Thomas Karroll, captain of the First Baltimore Hebrew Guards, to William Marcy, Secretary of War, offering the services of the Guards during the Mexican War.
Franks Family Papers
Originally from England, the Franks family were colonial merchants who settled in New York City in the 1700s. This collection documents parts of their life through correspondence, legal documents, and financial records. The correspondence is primarily written by Abigail Franks in New York to her son, Naphtali, in England. Also included in the collection are the notes and correspondence of Dr. Leo Hershkowitz, who co-edited a book on the letters of the family entitled the Lee Max Friedman Collection of American Jewish Colonial Correspondence: Letters of the Franks Family (1733-1748), written with Isadore S. Meyer in 1968.
Garfunkel - Trager family papers
Contains research and original documents compiled by Milton M. Gottesman for his book "Hoopskirts and Huppas: A Chronicle of the Early Years of the Garfunkel-Trager Family in America, 1836-1920." Original documents are numbered to correspond with chapter notes. These primarily consist of correspondence between Garfunkel and Trager family members. Letters written by Louis Trager and Mark Moses are also available; as well letters between Aaron Garfunkel and his grandfather Abraham Isaac. Aaron Garfunkel pocket diaries from 1892-1940 form the second half of the collection. Research documents on Louis Trager's Civil War career include official records of the Union and Confederate Army, copies of correspondence concerning his appointment as U.S. Consul, and a copy of a recommendation letter from U.S. Grant Major General to Major General H.W. Halleck. Further research pertains to copies of Garfunkel family birth registers from Rzeskow, marriage and anniversy notices (Moses and Mashe Hennie Garfunkel; Aaron and Sarah Garfunkel; Ray and Nathan Adler), obituary clippings and articles (Abraham Isaac Trager, Moses Garfunkel, B.M. Garfunkel, Max Lubetkin, Aaron Garfunkel, and extended Garfunkel members), death certificates (Max and Rachel Lubetkin), copies of Moses Garfunkel's 1870 census records, a copy of a deed of slave to Abraham Isaac Trager, and a memoir written by Esther Garfunkel Gottesman. The Garfunkel-Trager hoopskirt business is documented through newsclipping of advertisements, a partnership contract for a new hoopskirt business in New York City, and advertisements and catalogs for the Broadway Bargain House. Information is also available regarding the founding of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol (New York, NY), Eldgridge Street Synagogue (New York, NY), and Congregation Tree of Life (Columbia, SC) as well as Montefiore Hospital (New York, NY).
George Simon Spir Collection
The collection contains correspondence between George Simon Spir, serving in the Franco-Prussian War, and his family in Magdeburg. Included are eight field post letters, 105 letters, and 1 telegram from Spir to his family and 25 letters to Spir from family and friends. The second folder also contains a small notebook pertaining to Spir's service. The third folder contains a photocopy of a letter pertaining to George Simon Spir's grandfather Geoffroi Simon Spire's receipt of the Décoration du Lys; and family tree of the ancestors of George Simon Spir's father Albert Spir.
George W. Rabinoff, papers
This collection contains correspondence, reports, and other material relating to both Rabinoff's work with the Jewish Welfare Federations of Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Chicago; and as a field representative of the Jewish Welfare Board in Texas during the First World War. It also includes correspondence from the professional social work groups Rabinoff served in various capacities, most relating to the National Social Welfare Assembly of which he was the Assistant Director, and the National Conference of Jewish Communal Service of which he was the director of the New York Training Bureau; extensive material on the Australian Jewish Community, where he served as a Fulbright Lecturer in the Dept. of Social Studies of the University of Queensland in 1962, and as a consultant to the Australian National Red Cross; diaries, speeches, published material, reports, and general correspondence.
Gottlieb/Zelbard Family Papers
Cyrus Adler Papers
Born in Arkansas and raised in Pennsylvania, Cyrus Adler was a prominent Jewish scholar, educator, and leader. A nephew of the Philadelphian Sulzbergers (Mayer and David), Adler developed an interest in libraries, Semitics, and Assyriology, going on to earn a Ph.D from Johns Hopkins. In 1888, Adler began work at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D. C., and eventually became the President of Dropsie College in Philadelphia. Adler was active in the American Jewish Historical Society, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the United Synagogue, the American Jewish Committee, the Jewish Agency for Palestine, The Jewish Encyclopedia, and the National Jewish Welfare Board. He also participated in the 1919 Paris Peace Conference.
This collection represents a small portion of Adler's papers, with materials concerning Jewish activism, Conservative Judaism, and Jewish scholarship and history in America. The collection contains correspondence, page proofs, manuscripts, and published articles, clippings, notes, speeches, and ephemera.
Simson family papers
Contains primarily business and official papers of the New York Simson family. Papers include: a photocopy of a 1713 document declaring Nathan Simson, (d. 1725), Samuel Levy, Moses Levy, Moses Michalls, Moses Hart, and Mordecai Nathan "free denizons" of Great Britain and photocopies of receipts made out to Nathan Simson for the years 1710-1716; a manuscript copy of the Simson family history and genealogy deposited by Jacob Franks, Miriam Levy, and Francis Simson covering the years 1718-1760; photocopy of the 1781 will of Joseph Simson (1686-1787); a letter from Solomon Simson (1738-1801) to Polly Israel Levy concerning the business activities of her husband, Joseph Israel Levy (d. 1785); three copies (two in English and one in Hebrew) of an address delivered in Hebrew by Sampson Simson at the Columbia College commencement in 1800; photocopies of documents relating to his military service (1814); photocopies of maps and a document relating to land owned by Sampson Simson in the town of Yonkers, New York (1811-1892), and an inventory of Sampson Simson's personal estate.
Papers of Hannah Ruth London
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.
Harry Sugarman Papers
Harry Sugarman was a Jewish soldier who served as a private during World War I. This collection consists of written materials, mainly personal letters, relating to his time in the military.
Hecht and Gottschalk Family Collection
This collection contains the personal papers of members of the Hecht, Bielefeld, Günther, and Gottschalk families. Materials range widely in time period and content, providing insight into varied experience of these families from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. Materials include vital records, emigration records, apprenticeship and journeyman records for a merchant, education records, letters of recommendation, personal correspondence, military records from World War I and World War II, restitution claims, property records, tax and financial records, friendship books (Poesiealben), documents related to religious services during military service, family trees, photographs, a diary about emigration, and a Hebrew primer.
Herbert Jonas Collection
The collection mainly consists of Herbert Jonas' and his family members' private correspondence and personal documents. There are also some writings, photographs and a collection of newspaper clippings.
Herman Herst Collection of Material Relating to Ferdinand Levy
The collection consists of material pertaining to a study of the court-martial of Captain Levy of the Independent Battalion, New York Volunteers, in 1863. Included is a photocopy of the proceedings of the court-martial, General Order No. 101 with the indictment, a history of the Independent Corps, Light Infantry, an item about Levy from the Palm Beach Jewish world quoting the London Jewish chronicle, a newspaper clipping and two relevant excerpts from Fredman's Jews in American wars and Wolf's the American Jew as patriot, soldier and citizen.
Hertz Family Collection
The collection contains documents pertaining to the Hertz family of Rheinberg, particularly Emanuel Hertz, his brother Callmann Hertz, and Emanuel Hertz's wife Philippiena Hertz née Spier of Rees. Included are items pertaining to the military service of Emanuel Hertz and Callmann Hertz and family correspondence.
Hugo Rosenthal Collection
This collection contains materials pertaining to the search for Hugo Rosenthal, a German soldier who fought in World War I. During the battle in Hrodna (Grodno), Hugo Rosenthal was wounded and disappeared. The collection includes the correspondence related to the search for Rosenthal conducted by his wife, Lina Rosenthal. The collection additionally includes newspaper clippings, business records, and some photographs.