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Archive - Autograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: ARC-13

Scope and Contents Note

The Autograph Collection consists of letters and other autographs of prominent Jewish and non-Jewish figures including David Ben Gurion, Louis D. Brandeis, Moshe Dayan, Akiva Eger, Albert Einstein, Felix Frankfurter, Heinrich Graetz, Israel Meir Hakohen (Hafetz Haim), Theodore Herzl, Samson Raphael Hirsch, J. Edgar Hoover, Hubert H. Humphrey, Vladimir Jabotinsky, Lyndon B. Johnson, Edward Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Abraham Isaac Kook, Martin Luther, Mendele Mocher Sforim, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Rachel Varnhagen, Emile Zola, and many others.

Dates

  • Creation: circa 1543-1974

Creator

Languages or Scripts of Materials

Hebrew, German, Yiddish, Russian

Access

The collection is unprocessed and closed until further notice. Inquiries can be sent to e-mail: archives@jtsa.edu.

Extent

1.26 Linear Feet (in 3 document boxes.)

Location Note

Materials are available (by appointment only) at The Special Collections Reading Room, The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY 10027. Phone: 212.678.8973 or via E-mail: archives@jtsa.edu.

Genre / Form

Topical

Title
Preliminary Guide to the Autograph Collection
Subtitle
Unprocessed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Funding for the retrospective conversion of the original finding aid documents to produce this guide using Archivists’ Toolkit was made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary Repository

Contact:
3080 Broadway
New York N.Y. 10027 USA