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Jewish museums

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Abraham Sutzkever-Szmerke Kaczerginski Vilna Ghetto Collection

Identifier: RG 223.1

The bulk of the collection contains documents generated by the Judenrats of the Vilna ghetto during Nazi occupation. The Yiddish poets Abraham Sutzkever and Szmerke Kaczerginski, interned in the Vilna Ghetto before escaping to the forests as partisans, were instrumental in the removal of this collection from Vilna and its subsequent transfer to the YIVO Archives in New York. The collection is therefore named in their honor.

Dates: 1939 - 1950

Jewish Theological Seminary, Jewish Museum

Identifier: I-382

This collection is comprised of five calendars (1977-1979, 1985, 1988-1989, 1992-1993).

Dates: 1977-1993

Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum collection

Identifier: I-351

This collection is comprised of calendars of events, invitations, programs, promotional fliers, pamphlets, brochures and press releases concerning upcoming events and programs. The following publications can also be found in this collection: Alameda County Newsletter (1967) and Magnes News (1981-1992).

Dates: 1967-1991

Juedisches Museum Frankfurt Collection

Identifier: AR 5933

Brochures from the Jewish museum in Frankfurt/Main and related articles from the press.

Dates: 1988-2005

National Foundation for Jewish Culture Records

Identifier: I-527

From its inception in 1961, the National Foundation for Jewish Culture (later known as the Foundation for Jewish Culture) supported Jewish scholarship, art, and community services. The collection primarily covers the period between 1959, when the original study proposing the creation of the NFJC was conducted by the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds (CJFWF) and 2015, when the Foundation ceased operations. The materials document organization’s support for Jewish scholarship, art, culture, and its work in strengthening the relationships between cultural institutions and local Jewish communities. The collection also documents the organization’s shift in the 1980s from scholarship to more involvement in Jewish arts and culture.

Dates: 1942, 1952-2015

National Museum of American Jewish History collection

Identifier: I-392

This collection is comprised of annual reports, meeting invitations, exhibit announcements and invitations, press releases concerning exhibits, general symposium materials, promotional fliers and pamphlets and the following publications: Calendar of Events (1982-1983), Exhibit and Events Calendars (1984), and Newsletter (1976-1994).

Dates: 1973-1995

Rachel Wischnitzer Collection

Identifier: AR 25657

The Rachel Wischnitzer Collection contains correspondence, lecture notes, photographs, lantern slides, and negatives documenting Rachel Wischnitzer’s career as an art historian, curator, professor, consultant, and author. Also included are correspondence, records, and photographs pertaining to her husband Mark Wischnitzer’s work as a historian, editor, and Secretary General of the Hilfsverein der Deutschen Juden.

Dates: undated, 1894-1991; Majority of material found within 1940-1989