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Archive - Moses J.S. Abels Papers

Identifier: ARC-2020-03
Scope and Contents Note This collection consists of correspondence and ephemera from the period 1944-1949. It is divided into two series: Correspondence and Ephemera.The Correspondence series is arranged chronologically, other than one folder of greeting cards, thank-you notes, and condolence letters (mostly undated). Most correspondence relates to professional commitments, as well as documentation of Rabbi Abels’ health. Correspondents include prominent rabbis and scholars such as Louis Finkelstein,...
Dates: 1943-1949

Archive - Jerome Abrams Papers

Identifier: ARC-1000-001
Abstract Jerome Abrams was a rabbi, educator, and educational administrator. He was the director of several Ramah and Cejwin camps and served as the director of personnel for the Ramah camps, as a visiting instructor in education at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and in administrative positions at the Metropolitan Leaders Training Fellowship and the Melton Center for Jewish Research, both at the Jewish Theological Seminary. The collection consists of a mixture of material gathered by Abrams while...
Dates: circa 1920-1979; 1994

Archive - Congregation Adath Israel (Cincinnati, OH) Records

Identifier: ARC-1000-003
Scope and Contents Note

This collection of records of Adath Israel, which consists entirely of photocopies, spans the years 1923 to 1987 without significant gaps. The records consist of minutes of meetings, annual reports of the secretary, financial accounts and miscellaneous letters. Issues dealt with in the records include the acquisition of new buildings in 1927 and 1963, budgetary problems occasioned by the depression years and requirements for bar mitzvah.

Dates: 1923-1987

Archive - Cyrus Adler Papers

Identifier: ARC-1

The Cyrus Adler Papers contain correspondence (loose and in bound volumes), speeches, diaries, minutes, articles and other writings, ephemera and artifacts, JTS organizational documents, typescripts, tributes (loose and in bound volumes), and photographs.

Dates: 1863-1977 (bulk 1885-1940)

Archive - Elkan Nathan Adler Papers

Identifier: ARC-2
Abstract Correspondence and other material concerning Adler’s work with Jewish organizations including Chovevi Zion Association, Union of Jewish Literary Societies and its local affiliates, the Sir Moses Montefiore Testimonial Fund, the Federation of Ukrainian Jews, and the Fund for the Jewish Victims of the War; correspondence with book dealers, libraries, and publishers; family correspondence and other material, including correspondence with brother Hermann, and father, Nathan Marcus, chief rabbi...
Dates: 1827-1944; 1979; Majority of material found within 1878 - 1923

Archive - Marcus Nathan Adler Papers

Identifier: ARC-4

Miscellaneous correspondence received by Marcus N. Adler and the minute book of the committee for an Expedition to the Jews in China, Abyssinia and the East (1864).

Dates: 1864–1897 (bulk 1872-1897)

Archive - Nathan Marcus Adler Papers

Identifier: ARC-5
Abstract Materials include correspondence concerning family matters, as well as duties as rabbit at Hanover and Chief Rabbi of the British Empire; miscellaneous sermons, prayer, notes, and other writings including dissertation, "On the Idea of Divinity." Also ticket for memorial meeting for Adler, 1890; correspondence of other family members, including Marcus Baer Adler, Asher Anschel Stern, Henrietta Worms Adler, and Celestine Lehfeld Adler; and miscellaneous material regarding the Sir Moses...
Dates: 1813-1890 (Bulk 1840-1888)

Archive - Jacob B. Agus Collection

Identifier: ARC-1000-007
Scope and Contents Note Jacob Agus's papers consist of correspondence documenting a wide range of scholarly, congregational, ideological, and political concerns, 1938-1991; manuscripts of writings, including sermons, lectures, articles, portions of books, and reading notes, ca. 1940s-1980s; files documenting his work on and membership in the Rabbinical Assembly, 1944-1986; a fairly miscellaneous group of subject files, assembled by the Ratner Center, consisting of items both gathered and produced by Agus on a range...
Dates: 1938-1991

Archive - William Foxwell Albright Manuscript

Identifier: ARC-2006-01
Scope and Contents Note Contains copy of Albright's manuscript, sent from David Freedman to Ismar Schorsch. In a letter to Schorsch, Freedman describes it as, "the famous unpublished (and unfinished) MS that W.F. Albright wrote when he was a visiting professor at JTS back in the 60s." A collection file note states, "David Freedman states that the ms. with the working title, The History of the Religion of Israel, was contracted by Louis Finkelstein when Albright was a...
Dates: circa 1960s

Archive - Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation Records

Identifier: ARC-7
Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists of correspondence of the Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation (chronological, 1931–1953), financial and publication records, correspondence of Rebekah Kohut to the foundation, and the Will of Rebecca Kohut.

Dates: 1931-1953

Archive - Algeria Consistoire Records

Identifier: ARC-8
Scope and Contents Note

The Algeria Consistoire Records consists of correspondence, reports, budgets, minutes, and material concerning local Jewish organizations from files of consistories of Algiers, Constantine, and Oran. Also included are clippings and complete issues of Franco-Algerian newspapers, including anti-semitic material.

Dates: 1847-1905

Archive - Zvi Almog Documentary Film Collection

Identifier: ARC-1000-124
Scope and Contents Note

The currently unprocessed collection consists of the documentary films of Zvi Almog, with any out takes or other unused portions, relating to the history of the State of Israel, including Israel: A Nation is Born.

Dates: undated

Archive - Philip Alstat Papers

Identifier: ARC-1000-141
Scope and Contents Note

The collection is unprocessed and closed; no further information about it is available at this time.

Dates: undated

Archive - American Academy for Jewish Research Records

Identifier: ARC-9
Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists of correspondence, minutes and agendas, reports, circulars, programs, and lists concerning publishing activities, conferences and meetings, fundraising, and research proposals on Jewish history, philosophy, culture, religion, and art. The correspondents included in the collection are Alexander Marx, Solomon Grayzel, Guido Kisch, David de Sola Pool, Abraham Halkin, Salo Baron, Solomon Gandz, Anna Kleban, Leo Strauss, and Bernard Weinryb.

Dates: 1928-1967

Archive - American Jewish History Center Regional History Series Records

Identifier: ARC-10-/R.G-20
Scope and Contents Note The American Jewish History Center was established in 1953 and aims, through the writing and publishing of histories of Jewish communities in America, to stress the spiritual contributions of Judaism to America and of America to Judaism. The records include minutes of Collegium, 1958–1960; newsletter of the Center, 1961; miscellaneous pamphlets, reports, and other material on American Jewish history, 1948–1967; and manuscript compilation of "American Jewish History Source Material." Specific...
Dates: 1948 - circa 1970

Archive - ANI - Uptown Talmud Torah Alumni Association Records

Identifier: ARC-2007-04
Scope and Contents Note

The ANI - Uptown Talmud Torah Alumni Association Records consists of correspondence and minutes, as well as annual reports of the Memorial Organization, which provided burial plots for its members.

Dates: 1938-1943

Archive - Congregation Ansche Chesed (New York, NY) Records

Identifier: ARC-1000-012
Scope and Contents Note Congregation Ansche Chesed's records, 1876-1989, consist of correspondence, financial records, membership records, minutes of the board of directors, publications and other printed materials, cemetery records, subject files, scrapbooks, and tapes. The correspondence and financial records represent the most substantial portions of the collection. Of particular note in the collection are: records relating to the construction and furnishing of both the 1907-1908 and 1927-1928...
Dates: 1876-1989

Archive - Anti-Semitica Collection

Identifier: ARC-11
Scope and Contents Note The Anti Semitica Collection contains anti-Semitic pamphlets and periodicals from the United States and England. Also included are notes, manuscripts, and proof sheets of articles by Arthur Cherep-Spiridovich, one of many former tsarist generals, officers, and right-wing politicians who played a decisive role in the dissemination of the Protocols, and collaborated with all kinds of right-wing bodies with the goal of restoring the autocracy in Russia (from...
Dates: 1919-1934

Archive - Anti-Semitism Documents

Identifier: ARC-12
Scope and Contents Note

This collection consists of miscellaneous reports, studies, clippings, and other document relating to the situation of the Jews in Europe between the First and Second World Wars, particularly in Poland and Russia.

Dates: 1915-1939

Archive - Aronson, David Rabbinical Papers

Identifier: ARC-1000-014
Scope and Contents Note Aronson's papers cover the entire span of his career as a rabbi. They consist of: correspondence; sermons; biographical material, consisting mostly of clippings and programs from events in his honor; speeches; drafts of writings; notes; syllabi from courses taught at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles; and subject files containing clippings and other printed material. This material documents Rabbi Aronson's career in the pulpit, his work with the Rabbinical Assembly, particularly its...
Dates: circa 1915-1988

Archive - Arzt, Max Rabbinical Papers

Identifier: ARC-1000-013
Scope and Contents Note Arzt's papers, ca. 1919-1975, are divided into two parts. The first consists of manuscripts of Arzt's writings (Series I), largely sermons, dating from 1919, two years before his graduation from the Seminary, until his death in 1975. These were donated to the Ratner Center in 1987 by Rabbi Saul Teplitz. The rest of the papers (Series II-VIII), making up the bulk of the collection, consists of files Arzt amassed during his years as an administrator at the Seminary. Arzt's writings...
Dates: 1919-1975

Archive - Asher, Arnold Rabbinical Papers

Identifier: ARC-1000-015
Scope and Contents Note The Arnold Asher Rabbinical Papers are divided into four groups: personal papers, 1962-1978; records documenting his rabbinic posts, 1963-1978; sermon files, 1963-1978; and subject files, 1967-1978 (all dates are approximate). The bulk of the personal papers document Rabbi Asher's studies at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, and consist of notes, exams and essays, ca. 1967-1978. There is one file of class notes from Rabbi Asher's period at the Rabbinical School of the Jewish...
Dates: circa 1962-1978

Archive - Atlas, Samuel Correspondence

Identifier: ARC-1981-01
Scope and Contents Note

The Samuel Atlas Correspondence consists of correspondence with Jehiel Jacob Weinberg.

Dates: circa 1920s-1960s

Archive - Autograph 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,...
Dates: circa 1543-1974

Archive - Baker, Samuel A. Papers

Identifier: ARC-1000-122
Scope and Contents Note

The Samuel A. Baker Papers consists of correspondence; clippings; publicity; flyers; sermons; eulogies; and notes.

Dates: undated

Archive - Bangor Jewish Community Center (Bangor, PA) Records

Identifier: ARC-1000-135
Scope and Contents Note

The Bangor Jewish Community Center (Bangor, PA) Records consists of photocopies of articles from local papers and copies from a photo album of images of a Purim celebration at the Center.

Dates: circa 1949-1958

Archive - Moses Baroway Letters

Identifier: ARC-14
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a single file of correspondence to Baroway's family and others concerning service with the American Zionist Medical Unit in Palestine between 1917-1919.

Dates: September 1917 - June 1919

Archive - Josef Basser Music Collection

Identifier: ARC-1000-149
Scope and Contents Note

The Josef Basser Music Collection consists of recorded music of original compositions; original, handwritten compositions intended for synagogue use; and photographs.

Dates: circa 1900s-1930s

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Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.) 6
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National Jewish Welfare Board 4
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American Jewish History Center 3
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Bokser, Ben Zion (1907-1984) 3
Brooklyn Jewish Center (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.) 3
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Rabbinical Assembly. Commission for the Study of the Ordination of Women as Rabbis 3
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