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Russia -- Emigration and immigration

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Bernhard Felsenthal papers

Identifier: P-21

This Collection consists primarily of English, German, Hebrew, and French language correspondence concerning Reform Judaism, Zionism; the founding of the American Jewish Historical Society; the Jewish Publication Society; B'nai B'rith; the legal position of Jews in England and the United States with particular reference to the Naturalization Acts; the religious and social life and the history of Jews in Russia and Poland; Bible readings in public schools; the study of Jesus in Jewish Sabbath Schools; anti-slavery issues in the Fremont Campaign in 1856; and other correspondence pertaining to his numerous activities.

Dates: undated, 1844-1922

National Committee for the Relief of Sufferers by Russian Massacres records

Identifier: I-5

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.

Dates: 1905-1909

D. L. Elinowitsch papers

Identifier: P-651

Photocopy of original manuscript notebook containing the Yiddish poetry of an immigrant from Vilna to the United States, composed between 1917 to 1920.

Dates: 1917-1920

Gerzow family papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P19, Folder: P-676
Identifier: P-676

Collection contains the correspondence of a family whose members emigrated from Pinsk, Russia (now Belarus) to New York City.

Dates: 1898-1916

Leo Cherne Papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P16, Folder: P-597
Identifier: P-597

Consists of correspondence with Julius Bisno on various topics, including migration of Russian and East European Jews, Ruth Dayan's autobiography, and the work of International Rescue Committee (IRC); a letter from Ruth Dayan concerning her autobiography; two letters from Philip Klutznick relating to world Jewry matters; and an address delivered at the Sales Executive Club in New York, 1983.

Dates: 1959-1986

Marketing Surveys Collection

Identifier: I-209

This collection contains 3 marketing research studies: a) the attitude of kosher butchers in Chicago, Detroit, Miami and New York regarding the price, quality and brand of chicken they use; b) a study concerning the American public's awareness and purchase of Israeli consumer products; c) a study of Soviet Jewish immigrants in the United States between 1972 and 1980.

Dates: 1980-1981

Records of the Baron de Hirsch Fund

Identifier: I-80

The Baron de Hirsch Fund Records document the organization's involvement in the planning of agricultural communities across the United States and to some extent in South America; the founding and administrative dealings of agricultural and trade schools; the establishment of the Jewish Agricultural Society; and the business records of the Fund itself. In addition, the collection documents the protection offered to immigrants through port work, relief, temporary aid, promotion of suburban industrial enterprises and removal from urban centers through the Industrial Removal Office, land settlement, agricultural training, and trade and general education. In this respect, the collection is of major interest for Jewish genealogists as it documents a number of individual immigrants. In addition, the collection contains documentation on the administration and organization of the fund, documentation on Jewish farming colonies such as the Jewish Agricultural Society, Woodbine Colony and Agricultural School, and documentation on the Baron de Hirsch Trade School. In addition, the collection contains blueprints and photographs of facilities.

Dates: undated, 1819-1991; Majority of material found within 1882 - 1935

Records of the Industrial Removal Office

Identifier: I-91

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

The May Cohn Russia and Soviet Union Collection (Vilna Archives)

Identifier: RG 30

The May Cohn Russia and Soviet Union Collection (Vilna Archives) includes materials dealing with a wide range of topics mostly pertaining to Jewish life in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union and to a smaller extent to everyday life of ordinary Russian citizens. The collection consists of official government documents such as reports, decrees and regulations, circular letters, lists, vital records, Census records, residency and emigration permits. Also included here are manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, petitions, announcements, posters, questionnaires, and minutes of meetings. Materials collected here shed light on the way Jewish religious and civil life was administered in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union.

Dates: 1837-1940