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Scope and Contents Note The Jewish Theological Seminary of America maintained a central filing office, called the General Files, from 1940 to 1990. The office's job was to systematically collect the incoming and outgoing correspondence of the chancellor (the title changed from president to chancellor in 1951) vice-chancellors, and other top administrators.Dr. Louis Finkelstein's tenure as chancellor ended in 1972 so the Ratner Center chose that date as the cutoff point for work done under the NHPRC grant....
Dates: 1902-1972, (bulk: 1940s-1972)