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 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

Adolphus Simeon Solomons, papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-28
Abstract

Included in this collection are papers which reflect Solomon's personal life and his involvement in communal and civic affairs. Approximately half of the collection consists of correspondence with Clara Barton and others relating to the organization and activities of the American Red Cross, and Solomons' role in its initial organization. Various cards, ribbons, and other American Red Cross memorabilia are included. Among his personal papers are school documents and family correspondence; of special interest is an engraving of a photograph of Abraham Lincoln taken at Philp & Solomons Metropolitan Gallery shortly before his death (1865), and a letter from Josephine Phillips to Solomons describing the reaction of New Yorkers to the death of Abraham Lincoln and this engraving (1865), and two tickets of admission to the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson printed by the firm of Philp & Solomons (1868). Also included are typed copies of sermonettes given by Solomons to his family (1876-96). Of interest in his general papers is a letter to Dr. Wheeler regarding memorial services in Congress for Samuel F.B. Morse (1872); correspondence with several dictionary editors regarding the definition of "Jew" (1872-1874); and a letter from John Davis of the U.S. State Department regarding American Jews in Jerusalem. Clippings of newspaper articles by Solomons, tributes, memorial notices, and memorial sermons in honor or memory of Solomons are also included (1870-1910).

Dates: undated, 1841-1966

American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements in Russia Investor's Records

 Collection — Consolidated Box I1, Folder: I-129
Identifier: I-129
Abstract

This collection contains a statement of account and stock certificates issued to Charles Mayer, who was an investor in the American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements in Russia, Inc.

Dates: 1929-1930

Arab Blacklist collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-187
Abstract

Contains the names of the international companies on the Arab boycott list from 1971 through 1976, including the privately published Arab Boycott Office master list and government listings of Kuwait, Bahrain and Lebanon. Also includes a history of the boycott and analysis of the U.S. anti-boycott and analysis of the U.S. anti-boycott movement by Edward Hotaling.

Dates: 1971-1977

Charles Schwager Papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P9, Folder: P-301
Identifier: P-301
Abstract

This collection consists of letters written to Schwager by Americans and non-Americans on a variety of topics pertaining to Jews. The majority of the letters are from members of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Senate, and American governors, expressing their views on Jews, anti-Semitism, and Palestine as a Jewish homeland. Also included are letters on this topic from Thomas Edison, Charles Curtis, and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Other letters concern the First Solotwiner Sick and Benevolent Society, the proposed formation by Schwager of a cloak-maker's union, and other topics of general Jewish interest.

Dates: 1909-1948

Collection of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

 Collection
Identifier: I-32
Abstract

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.

Dates: undated, 1923-1993, 2003

David Naar Papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P10, Folder: P-337
Identifier: P-337
Abstract

Collection consists of a letter from Naar, U.S. commercial agent at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, to Joseph Ridgway and Thomas Pott, asking them to survey a damaged ship, report on its condition, and suggest its disposition. Also attached is the report, and the bill for the examination.

Dates: 1846

Emily Phillips, papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-202
Abstract

Contains printed and manuscript letters, written in English, Yiddish and Hebrew, requesting funds, addressed to Emily Phillips from the Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, private individuals and private institutions.

Of special interest are a printed announcement of the investiture of Jacob Saul ben Eliezer Elyasher as Haham Bashi, and a series of letters in which Simon Muhr, acting on Miss Phillips' behalf, undertook to discover, through inquiries of Lazard Freres, France, whether the claims of a petitioner were correct. Includes also a printed New Year's greeting to Miss Phillips signed by a petitioner.

Dates: undated, 1893

Gomez family papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-62
Abstract

This Collection consists of the papers of the following members of the Gomez family of New York: Lewis Moses (1654/60-1740); Jacob (d. 1722); Daniel (1695-1780); Mordecai (1688-1750); Moses; Aaron Lopez (d. 1860); and Aaron and Hetty Gomez. It also contains also a photograph of the Gomez family coat of arms.

Dates: undated, 1688-1905

Louis Arthur Ungar papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-137
Abstract

This collection consists of 100 documents and approximately 350 photographs documenting Ungar's experience as a dental officer with the American Zionist Medical Unit for Palestine. Includes: a biographical sketch, letters pertaining to application for Palestine service and U.S. Army deferment, money, memorabilia, Palestine correspondence, Zionist Medical Unit reports, and commendations of Ungar's service.

Dates: 1915-1919

Louis Brandeis Collection

 Collection — Consolidated Box P7, File: P-248
Identifier: P-248
Abstract

Contains thirteen letters on a variety of subjects. Of interest are: a letter written to Walter Lippmann, referring to a talk with Felix Frankfurter regarding Brandeis' confirmation as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1916); and a letter to Abraham H. Sakier regarding Brandeis' wish not to have his name connected with any fund-raising project for a university in Palestine (1930).

Dates: undated, 1886-1940, 1966

Jacob Henry Schiff Collection

 Collection — Consolidated Box P9, Folder: P-295
Identifier: P-295
Abstract

Contains a signed letter to Louis Monash concerning immigration to the United States (1912), a signed letter of thanks to Everett P. Wheeler acknowledging a pamphlet on the Holy Land (1912), and two manuscript letters to William G. McAdoo, Sevretary of the Treasury, on various matters (1915, 1918).

Dates: 1895, 1905-1918, 1935

Records of the Kischineff Massacre Indignation Meeting

 Collection
Identifier: I-25
Abstract

This collection contains correspondence and related material of the Committee organized to sponsor the Kishinev Protest Meeting held on May 27, 1903, at Carnegie Hall in New York City. It includes letters from Carl Schurz, Lyman Abbott, and Newell D. Hillis; addresses of former President Grover Cleveland and Robert S. MacArthur; resolutions adopted at the meeting; and a copy of the appeal sent to Czar Nicholas II of Russia to protect Jewish rights.

Dates: undated, 1903

Louis Glaser Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-593
Abstract

Contains correspondence of Glaser relating to various Zionist activities including correspondence in Yiddish from the 6th Zionist Congress, a delegate card (photocopy) for the Congress in Basel, share certificate and dividend coupons of the Jewish Colonial Trust and a letter from the Alliance Israelite Universelle concerning the purchase of land in Palestine for the B'nai Zion Achuza in Hartford.

Dates: undated, 1900-1934

Marvin Lowenthal, papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-140
Abstract

This collection contains Marvin Lowenthal's correspondence, journals, diaries, documents, photographs, memorabilia, and printed materials relating to his life, writings, Zionist activities, and relief work on behalf of German Jewry. Includes material on his youth, school work, and college years, as well as autobiographical writings and family correspondence containing information on Horace Kallen and early 20th century Zionist activities. Of particular note is his later correspondence with Jacob Billikopf, Jerome Frank, Horace M. Kallen, Elmer Rice, Eugene C. Taylor, and Stephen S. Wise.

Dates: undated, 1871-1959

Moses Haim Montefiore collection

 Collection — Box Consolidated Box P5, Folder: P-189
Identifier: P-189
Abstract

Contains a letter written by Montefiore to Gershom Kursheedt after Montefiore's return from a trip abroad, expressing his best wishes to Kursheedt, and asking that he come to England for a few months to discuss the final plans for the Judah Touro bequest for Palestine, administered by Montefiore. Also includes a letter by Montefiore to Mr. Kosch of Khebrat Sha'arey Beenah; a letter to Montefiore from Henry A. Henry about Hyman Moses; tributes for Montefiore's 99th and 100th birthdays; and a newsclipping on the Mortara Affair.

Dates: undated, 1849-1911

Nathan Straus papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P6, Folder: P-220
Identifier: P-220
Abstract

Contains Straus' correspondence on a variety of topics, including his nomination to the position of State Senator of New York.

Dates: undated, 1899-1930

Oscar S. Straus Collection

 Collection — Consolidated Box P13, Folder: Collection P-485
Identifier: P-485
Abstract

Contains letters to individuals on a variety of topics. Of special interest are two letters to Everett P. Wheeler describing the status of Americans in Turkey and his impression of the Sultan (1896); a letter to William B. Howland regarding Robert Watchorn, Immigration Commissioner at Ellis Island (1908); a letter to George Sylvester Viereck after Straus's unsuccessful attempt to run for governor of New York as a Progressive candidate (1912); and a letter to Charles S. Bird accompanying an address (not in collection) in support of the Progressive Party (1913).

Dates: circa 1892-1921

Records of the Jewish Student Press Service

 Collection
Identifier: I-248
Abstract

Founded in 1970 as a constituent organization of the North American Jewish Students’ Appeal, the Jewish Student Press Service (JSPS) served as a provider of student-written feature articles and news distributor for the Jewish student and young adult publishers in North America and Israel. This collection documents the activities of the JSPS from its founding to 1987 and includes correspondence, meeting minutes, flyers, and unpublished articles. The majority of the collection is made up of mailing packets, later known as Jewish Press Features.

Dates: 1970-1987, 2001

Selig Adler Papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P13, Folder: Collection P-479
Identifier: P-479
Abstract

Contains articles and published material by Adler of a Jewish and non-Jewish nature.

Dates: 1934, 1940, 1956, 1963, 1968-1969, 1976

Simon Wolf, papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-25
Abstract

Primarily correspondence with members of Congress and government officials concerning anti-Semitism in the United States and abroad. Also includes correspondence with prominent American Jews, including Benjamin F. Peixotto, Jacob Henry Schiff, Oscar Solomon Straus, and Leo N. Levi; , and manuscript copies of speeches and articles, published in revised form in Selected addresses and papers (Cincinnati : Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1926).

Dates: undated, 1868-1925

Sol Grossbard papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P4, Folder: P-151
Identifier: P-151
Abstract

Collection consists of: a typescript written by Grossbard while serving in the Signal Corps with the U.S. Expeditionary Forces in Siberia, 1918-1919, which critiques the attitudes and policies of the Allies towards Russia, the various political groups which led to the Allies' intervention in Siberia in 1918, and how these shared Russian attitudes toward each of the Allies and contributed to the final outcome of the Allies' venture in Russia. Grossbard also presents his views regarding the steps he thought the U.S. should have taken to have put in place a stable democratic Russian government.

Dates: 1919

Papers of the Solis-Cohen Family

 Collection
Identifier: P-642
Abstract

Family papers of the American Sephardic Solis and Cohen families, composed of materials created through circa. 19860, through to the 1930s, with some additional materials prior to and after the time period. Contains correspondence, diaries, journals, medical papers, and eulogies of the family; materials relating to Zionist and Jewish organizations in the United States and abroad; genealogical research and correspondence of several famous Jewish personas; and artifacts, art work and other ephemera.

Dates: undated, 1808-1990

Spiegelberg Family Papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P9, Folder: P-303
Identifier: P-303
Abstract

Collection ontains the following manuscript and printed material pertaining to Spiegelberg: 1) biographical material written by his wife, Flora Langerman Spiegelberg, which appeared in The cyclopedia of American biography; 2) letters written to Spiegelberg by Louis Sulzbacher about a tax payment (1883), Solomon Bibo, on personal matters (1896), and Simon Bibo, regarding a protest of an anti-Semitic nature involving the Mexican population (1896); 3) printed and manuscript appeals and receipts for funds from various Jewish institutions in Palestine (1906?). Also includes a photo of the Chief Rabbi of Egypt taken at that time.

Dates: undated, 1863-1936

Stephen Wise papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-134
Abstract

The collection has been arranged according to the following broad subject areas: personal affairs; speeches, sermons, and articles, both manuscript and published; the Free Synagogue in New York City; the Jewish Institute of Religion; American Jewish affairs; relations between the Jewish and non-Jewish communities; New York City affairs; United States affairs; the press (both Jewish and non-Jewish); world affairs; the American Jewish Congress and World Jewish Congress; refugees; Zionism; Palestine and Israel; arts and letters; and individual corrspondence of a general nature.

Dates: 1841-1978

Tobias Geffen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-516
Abstract

Contains the surviving papers of Rabbi Tobias Geffen who served as a rabbi in New York City (1904-1907), Canton, Ohio (1907-1910), and Atlanta, Georgia (1910-1970). Includes extensive correspondence with members of his family, autobiographies in Yiddish and English (several versions) and other material relating to his personal life.

Dates: undated, 1884-1985

Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-66
Abstract

Collection documents the activities and missions of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (UOJCA), primarily during the presidencies of William Weiss (1933-1942), Samuel Nirenstein (1942-1948), Moses Feuerstein (1954-1965), and Rabbi Pinchas Stolper’s tenure as Executive Vice President (1976-1994).

Founded in 1898, the UOJCA, also known as the Orthodox Union, serves as the leader, organizer, and voice of affiliated Orthodox Jewish congregations in North America. Divisions of the UOJCA reflected most prominently in the collection include the National Conference of Synagogue Youth, the Women’s Branch, the Kashruth Division, the Department of Synagogue Services, the Israel Center, as well as regional branches.

Subjects addressed in the collection include Sabbath and high holiday observance, dietary laws, Baal Teshuva, slaughterhouse legislation, funeral standards, education, and synagogue management and outreach. Materials include correspondence, minutes, clippings, speeches, UOJCA publications, financial documents, and a few photographs.

Dates: 1911-1915, 1925-1997; Majority of material found within 1933 - 1992