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Pittsburgh (Pa.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

American Jewish Committee - Office of Jewish War Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-9
Abstract This collection consists of the American Jewish Committee's project to document Jewish participation in the United States Armed Forces during World War I. The bulk of the material consists of questionnaires the AJC sent to servicemen to determine Jewish identity, which contain information on personal identification and details of military service. Responses to the questionnaire come from both Jews and non-Jews. In addition, the collection contains office papers concerning the project and a ledger of manuscripts documenting the distribution of records collected by the Office of Jewish War Records, as well as lists Jews who died or were given military honors.
Dates: undated, 1918-1921, 1962

Aschkenazy-Willdorff Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR 25066
Abstract This collection contains the papers of the Aschkenazy Family as well as those of Erich Willdorff, who was married to Elfriede (Effy) Aschkenazy. Prominent topics are emigration and immigration as well as Erich Willdorff's watch and clock shop. The papers in this collection include a few photographs, some correspondence and personal papers. The bulk of the collection comprises official and commercial documents.
Dates: 1895-1959; Majority of material found within 1920s-1950s

General Jewish Council Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-170
Abstract The General Jewish Council was an umbrella organization founded by the American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress, B’nai B’rith, and Jewish Labor Committee in order to coordinate their rights defense activities.

The bulk of the records in this collection date between from 1938-1944, the active years of the Council. Materials consist primarily of correspondence, minutes, memoranda, and reports.
Dates: 1934-1947

Institute for Jewish Life, records

 Collection
Identifier: I-168
Abstract Collection sontains the minutes of the Board of Directors (Trustees) meetings, 1972-1975; staff meetings, 1972-1973; background materials and reports pertaining to projects proposed and acted upon; annual reports; financial reports; and miscellaneous publications.
Dates: undated, 1967, 1969-1976

Jacob M. Rothbart memoirs

 Collection — Consolidated Box P18, Folder: P-637
Identifier: P-637
Abstract Collection Consists of stories, proverbs, and reminiscences recorded by Rothbart at the request of his granddaughters: Betty R. Rothbart, and Judith Anne Rothbart.
Dates: 1966-1975

Jewish Public Relations Council (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-176
Abstract This collection is comprised of one folder of telegrams, correspondence, and a resolution, disseminated by the Jewish Public Relations Council in Pittsburgh, PA in response to the “Free Ports” plan, May-June 1944.
Dates: 1944

Records of the National Refugee Service

 Collection
Identifier: I-92
Abstract This collection contains records of the National Refugee Service (NRS), including committee files, correspondence, publications, and project files organized by partner organization and location. A few case files and a small amount of materials on predecessor organizations, notably the National Coordinating Committee, are also included. The records cover the major functions of the NRS related to migration, resettlement, retraining, employment, and social adjustment of refugees. Other subjects of note include affidavits, deportations, internees and enemy aliens in the United States, the refugee ship SS St. Louis, and the Fort Ontario refugee shelter in Oswego, New York. A few pieces of correspondence with Secretary of State Dean Acheson and Attorney General Francis Biddle are included.
Dates: undated, 1935-1947, 1953

Theater and Film Poster Collection of Abram Kanof

 Collection
Identifier: P-978
Abstract This collection contains 331 Yiddish theater and film posters, mainly from the first half of the twentieth century, from North and South America.
Dates: 1899-1970; Majority of material found within 1915 - 1940