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Jews -- United States -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

American Jewish Historical Society; Pre-1851, Post-1850, and Miscellaneous Newspapers, Collection

 Collection
Identifier: I-531; I-531A; I-531B
Overview This collection contains newspapers designated as Pre-1851 (I-531), Post-1850 (I-531A) and Miscellaneous (I-531B) Newspaper Collections. The newspapers are primarily from cities within the United States with some from world locales such as London, Grenada, Barbados, Curacao, Mexico, Montreal and Toronto. A few newspapers are from the Jewish press, though the greater majority of newspapers are not Jewish in origin but contain articles, references, advertisements, or other printed matter regarding Jews. The collection has a downloadable article index that can be used to pinpoint material in the first portion of the collection (Pre-1851) designated as I-531.
Dates: undated, 1760-1948; Majority of material found within 1800-1899

American Jewish Historical Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-1
Overview The records of the American Jewish Historical Society, the oldest national ethnic historical organization in the United States, include correspondence of officers and staff as well as inter-office memos, multiple versions of the constitution and by-laws of the society, meeting minutes of administrative branches and committees, membership and financial records, reports, exhibit materials, records relating to the society’s library and archival holdings, press releases and newspaper clippings, and publications and newsletters created by the society. There are also materials from various programs, such as meetings and conferences, tours, lectures, awards and dinners, films, and educational programs.
Dates: 1883-2003; Majority of material found within 1892-2000

Arthur A. Goren Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-985
Overview This is the collection of Arthur A. Goren, a historian and professor of American Jewish history at the Hebrew University and Columbia University. This collection consists of his research material and professional files from his academic pursuits and career as a professor, primarily at Columbia University. Included in the collection are copies of articles and photocopies of archival material used for research, drafts of speeches and manuscripts, handwritten and typed research notes, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and teaching and course material such as syllabi, readings, notes, and bibliographies.
Dates: 1951-2007; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2000

Emil Schorsch JTS Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25446
Overview The Emil Schorsch Collections documents professional activities of Emil Schorsch, a Rabbi and a communal leader, after his emigration from Germany in 1939. The collection includes brochures, booklets, clippings, correspondence, notes, immigration documents, printed materials, and writings.
Dates: 1928-1979

Papers of Hannah Ruth London

 Collection
Identifier: P-347
Overview Collection contains research notes and writings relating to London's works on early American Jewish portraits, miniatures, and silhouettes; this includes family histories of the subjects of the artwork, biographical information on the artists, and information about the works themselves. Also includes items relating to London's personal life, such as her genealogy and a notebook of letters written by her son Robert who was killed in action in World War II during his service in the army; notes, manuscripts, and published and unpublished articles and poetry; art catalogs; legal documents; lantern slides; photographs; correspondence; newspaper clippings; genealogical charts; handwritten sheet music; military medals; sound recordings; a theater program; and a scrapbook.
Dates: 1919-1990; Majority of material found within 1923 - 1980

I.L. Peretz Yiddish Writers' Union Records

 Collection
Identifier: RG 701
Overview This collection contains the minutes, correspondence and financial records of the I.L. Peretz Yiddish Writers’ Union from its founding in 1915 until 1973. Among the correspondence is a fair amount concerning the Fund for Jewish Refugee Writers, unions and union grievances, requests for aid from Jewish writers and activists in New York and abroad, and labor disputes and strikes.
Dates: 1903-1973

Ira Berkow papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-900
Overview This collection documents the work of Ira Berkow, an American sportswriter. Berkow was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 7, 1940 and attended Roger C. Sullivan High School in the Rogers Park section of Chicago, where he graduated from in 1957. His college career began at Miami University (BA, 1963) and ended at Northwestern University (MSJ, 1965). His first post as a sportswriter was with the Minneapolis Tribune (1965-1967). He then moved on to the syndicated news service Newspaper Enterprise Association where he worked as a columnist and writer from 1967-1976. In 1981, he started as a sports feature writer and columnist for the New York Times. He remained at the NY Times until his retirement in 2007. This collection contains correspondence and photographs of Ira Berkow and documents his relationship with leaders in sports, politics, religion, and the arts. The collection also contains selected articles and appearances on television and radio made during his career.
Dates: undated, 1956-2014

Isidore S Meyer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-905
Overview Isidore Meyer was an editor (1940-1968), librarian (1940-1962) and archivist (1940-1968) at the American Jewish Historical Society and a rabbi at the Jewish Center of Bay Shore, Long Island (1937-1943). Also a historian, Meyer wrote and spoke on the use, study and impact of Hebrew language and texts during the colonial period in the United States. The collection documents his AJHS career, historical writing and research, rabbinical work, teaching experience and general professional activities. Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, notes, photostats, clippings, printed materials, photographs, slides and negatives.
Dates: 1848-1992; Majority of material found within 1925 - 1980

Morris U. Schappes Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-57
Overview Morris U. Schappes, self-taught historian of American Jewish History, author, teacher, and editor of Jewish Currents for 40 years, is also known as a victim of hearings conducted in 1941 by the Rapp-Coudert Committee, a New York legislative committee investigating Communist activities in the state educational system.

This collection is comprised of materials related to the Rapp-Coudert proceedings and Schappes' subsequent imprisonment, and of materials generated in the following decades. Topics represented include academic freedom, Communism in the U.S., the roles of Jews in U.S. history, and Emma Lazarus. The formats primarily present in the collection are research notes, manuscripts, clippings, and correspondence.
Dates: 1891-2004; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1990

Papers of Abraham Cahan

 Collection
Identifier: RG 1139
Overview This collection contains correspondence between Abraham Cahan and many important literary and political figures, as well as Yiddish manuscripts sent to Cahan for consideration in the Forward and notes and drafts of Cahan’s own writings. There are also several articles written about Cahan, before and after his death. These materials serve to illustrate both Cahan’s importance in the literary and publishing fields as well as his involvement in the American socialist and labor movements.
Dates: 1890-1987; Majority of material found within 1920-1951

Papers of Chaim Zhitlowsky

 Collection
Identifier: RG 208
Overview This collection contains correspondence between Chaim Zhitlowsky and many important political figures and organizations, as well as manuscripts and other writings, some written by Zhitlowsky and some written by others. There are also notes and other materials from speeches and lectures that Zhitlowsky gave, financial documents, articles written about Zhitlowsky, newspaper clippings of articles by Zhitlowsky, materials from celebrations held in Zhitlowsky’s honor, photographs, excerpts from his works, and various other assorted items. These materials serve to illustrate both Zhitlowsky’s importance in the Yiddish and Russian literary field and his deep involvement in the American and Russian-Jewish Socialist, Territorialist and Diaspora Nationalism movements.
Dates: 1881-1958; Majority of material found within 1900-1943

Papers of Mendel Osherowitch

 Collection
Identifier: RG 725
Overview This collection contains correspondence between Mendel Osherowitch and many important literary and political figures, as well as Yiddish manuscripts by Osherowitch, clippings, photos, and obituaries and letters written to his family after his death. These materials illustrate Osherowitch’s importance in the Yiddish literary field as well as his role in various Jewish organizations.
Dates: 1882-1985; Majority of material found within 1920-1967

Rubel genealogy

 Collection
Identifier: AR 11132
Overview Compilation of genealogical material on the Rubel family of Hochspeyer, Kaiserslautern, Germany. The document traces John H. Rubel's father's family from circa 1694 in Germany to the emigration of the family from Germany to Chicago in 1848 and further traces John H. Rubel's direct family from his great-grandfather to his grandchildren. The compilation includes family trees, biographical vignettes, historical excerpts, a few brief memoirs, and related documents. The principal document in the compilation is entitled "Chicago pioneers: a partial genealogy of the Rubel family, 1694-1999."
Dates: 1999.

Sarah Kussy, papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P1, Folder: P-4
Identifier: P-4
Overview Contains the minute book (May-December 1898) and other material of the Ladies' Patriotic Relief Society of Newark, N.J., organized to assist needy families during the Spanish-American War; a diary of the War Period, and mimeographed copies of the Kussy family genealogy and the history of Miriam Auxiliary of Oheb Shalom Congregation in Newark from 1880-1945.
Dates: 1898, 1945

Solomon Lyons (1760-1812) Papers

 Collection — Consolidated Box P1, Folder: P-6
Identifier: P-6
Overview This collection contains correspondence and various legal and business documents in Yiddish and in English including letters from Solomon Lyons' brother Isaac Solomon in Kremzier (Austria), Lyons' wills (1802, 1804), documents relating to Catherine Gordon of Philadelphia, one of which contains signatures of E. Cohen and Abigail Delyon (1800), a document of protest against Elkin Solomon, a broker in Baltimore (1788), a bond of Barnet Joseph to Lyons (1793), and a document signed by Leonard Jacoby in Philadelphia (1800).
Dates: 1788-1804

Synagogue Council of America Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-68
Overview The Records of the Synagogue Council of America (SCA) documents the lifespan (1926-1982, with a few documents from 1990-1992; the organization disbanded in 1994) and activities of the joint Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox Jewish communities' efforts in coordinating Jewish life and activities in America. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, and ephemera including photographs of Martin Luther King, Jr., Edward Kennedy, and Presidents Eisenhower, Truman, and Johnson, along with Eleanor Roosevelt. Of particular interest is correspondence and photographs documenting the removal, reconsecration, or burial of ritual Synagogue items for repatriation from Europe to the U.S. and South America after WWII; also contains information on damaged synagogues in France.
Dates: undated, 1926-1982, 1990-1992