Naturalization -- United States
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
The collection consists primarily of letters from Baruch on various subjects. Included are ten letters to Rudolph Kommer, author and playwright (1923-1941); a letter to Mrs. Samuel Gompers regarding her husband (1932); a letter to the editor of the Washington star regarding U.S. loans to foreign governments (1945); two letters to Herbert Bayard Swope regarding his work on the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission (1947); seven routine letters; the printer's proof for Baruch's entry in Who's Who in America, 1926-1927; three signed photographs; addresses delivered by Baruch when awarded the Churchman's Medal, and upon being awarded a gold medal by the National Institute of Social Sciences (1944); a medical certificate, signed by Simon Baruch (1840-1921), verifying that R.S. Desportes, an officer of his regiment, was unfit for duty (1862); and Baruch's declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States (1870).
The collection consists of microfilm and bound photocopies of all naturalization certificated in the Court of Common Pleas, New York City, 1816-1845, in which Jews or people with Jewish-sounding names appear, in alphabetical order. This collection is now deposited in the Hall of Records, New York City. The entire collection has been indexed by last name.
Collection contains items relating to Abraham Goldstein and his son, Bernhard (b. 1840); for Abraham, a deed for a plot of land in the Salem Field cemetery of Emanuel Congregation (1853), a statement for his pew in the synagogue (1868), and his will (1874); for Bernhard, an invitation to his wedding (1871), and a transcript of his citizenship papers (1883).
The Papers of Max J. Kohler (1871-1934) document his life's work as lawyer, historian, writer, researcher, and defender of Jewish and immigrant rights. Correspondents include many of Kohler's contemporaries in the field of history and immigration law including Cyrus Adler; William Taft; John Bassett Moore; Mortimer Schiff; David Hunter Miller; Baron and Baroness de Hirsch; the Straus Family including Oscar Straus; Luigi Luzzatti; Leon Huhner; and Julian Mack. Subjects include U.S. immigration law, American-Jewish history, Col. Alfred Dreyfus, Haym Salomon, Ellis Island, Rabbi Kaufmann Kohler, the publication God in Freedom, international treaties, and the Peace Conference of 1919.
The collection contains documents pertaining to Mimi (Mina Dora) Reiter and her parents Adolf Reiter and Friedericke Reiter née Weitzman, particularly concerning their emigration from Austria to the United States. Included in the collection are residency certificates; identity certificates; receipt for the fee for a certificate of arrival in the United States; naturalization certificates; literacy certificates; earnings statement; birth certificate; and marriage certificates.
Contains the naturalization papers of Charles Wolf (naturalized in Hamilton County, Ohio, October 5, 1858) and Isadore M. Mossler (naturalized in Montgomery County, Illinois, March 6, 1871).
This collection contains the records of the National Refugee Service (NRS), a refugee aid organization founded in New York City in 1939 to assist refugees fleeing Nazi persecution. A successor agency to the National Coordinating Committee for Aid to Refugees and Emigrants Coming from Germany, which had operated as an umbrella organization of refugee aid agencies since 1934, the NRS remained in existence until 1946, when it was merged into the new organization United Service for New Americans. The NRS program encompassed a migration service that assisted with affidavits, visas and other legal aspects of the immigration process; temporary relief and casework services; job placement, retraining, and small business loans; help in resettling to localities throughout the country; and social and cultural adjustment to American life. The records include minutes, correspondence, memoranda, and reports related to the board of directors; the executive director; lay advisory committees; the various departments within the NRS; special committees assisting professional groups, including physicians, musicians, rabbis, social workers, and scholars; and cooperating refugee-assistance committees and organizations across the United States.
Collection contains the following items relating to the Reis family of North Carolina and Philadelphia: 1) the small-pox vaccination certificate of Fanny Friedmann, grandmother of donor (1831); 2) exit visa from Germany for Joseph Friedmann and three children (1854); 3) two Masonic certificates from a North Carolina lodge, of Max Reis, father of donor (1873); 4) naturalization certificate of Max Reis (1874); and 5) marriage certificate of Max Reis and Louise Dreyfoos, from Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, Philadelphia, signed by Samuel Hirsch (1880).
Contains a certified copy of the declaration of intent to be naturalized by Louis Strasburger in Rochester, N.Y., 1854, and the citizenship paper issued to him in 1866 in New York City. Also contains a document showing Strasburger to be a member of the New York State Militia, 1856, and discharge paper, 1865. Contains three letters from Strasburger to his fiance, Lenore Wertheimer, their marriage certificate signed by Gustav Gottheil, rabbi of Temple Emanu-El, New York City, and messages of congratulations. Also included is Strasburger's calling card and a small needlepoint on punched card.