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Yorkville (New York, N.Y.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Florence Mendheim Collection of Anti-Semitic Propaganda

Identifier: AR 25441

This collection of mainly anti-Semitic material was compiled by a Jewish librarian of German descent who infiltrated the pro-Nazi community developing in New York City in the years leading up to World War II. The bulk of the collection consists of publications and printed matter, with the notable exception of narrative reports that describe first-hand experiences and observations of Nazi-affiliated events. Document types include advertisements, event announcements, books, clippings, correspondence, magazines and newspapers, travel guides, political memorabilia, and other print ephemera.

Dates: 1917-1994; Majority of material found within 1922-1948

Yorkville Jewish Institute and Talmud Torah Book of Life

Identifier: I-601

The Yorkville Jewish Institute and Talmud Torah was founded in 1915 in Yorkville, Manhattan, NY, a unique combination of a religious school and Jewish community center. This collection contains pages from the Institute’s Book of Life, recording the names of people who gave donations.

Dates: circa 1915-1916