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Jewish statesmen

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Cyrus Adler Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-16
Abstract

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.

Dates: undated, 1883-1937

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

Mordecai Manuel Noah, papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-75
Abstract

Collection contains legal documents pertaining to Noah's official duties as surveyor of the port of New York (1830-1831), and correspondence relating to Noah's political career. Also included are: personal correspondence; a scrapbook; published material on Noah's journalistic career and personal life; articles and correspondence relating to the City of Ararat; and the Isaac Goldberg collection of Mordecai Manuel Noah letters, which consists of 28 letters from Noah to his wife Rebecca.

Dates: undated, 1816-1851