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Alsace Jewish manuscripts collection

Call Number: MS 1936
Abstract: Collection of correspondence and other documents from Jewish communities in the northern part of the Alsace region in France, including Bas-Rhin, Balbronn, Strasbourg, Ottrott, Ingersheim, Metz, Atznheim, and other towns. The documents cover a wide range of topics, including communal life, relations between Jews and non-Jews, business transactions, life-cycle events, legal rulings, etc. Most of the 131 items are hand-written; a few are printed or mimeographed. The vendor's itemized lists of...
Dates: 1735-1913

Collection on the Jewish community of Iași, Romania

Call Number: MS 2029

The collection consists of documents from the large Jewish community of Iași, Romania, 1862-1950. About half of the documents in this collection pertain to Jewish communal life in Iași in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, while the rest date from the time of World War II or the postwar period. The first part of the collection contains approximately 100 documents in Romanian. The second part contains 19 documents in Yiddish.

Dates: 1862-1950

Andrew Davis collection on Jedwabne, Poland

Call Number: MS 1910

This collection consists of monographs, clippings, pamphlets, e-mail correspondence and other materials related to the city of Jedwabne, Poland, the murder of the town's Jews in July 1941, and Jewish-Polish relations in general. Of particular interest are the materials related to a memorial ceremony on July 10, 2001, honoring the murdered Jews of Jedwabne.

Dates: Circa 1981-2001

Ethiopia collection

Call Number: MS 1516

The collection consists of correspondence, journals, printed material, ephemera, and photographs relating to the history of Ethiopia and the current political and social conditions.

Dates: 1867-2013

Flürscheim family papers

Call Number: MS 1582

The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, financial and business records, genealogical tables, marriage and birth certificates, and photographs.

Dates: 1743-1913

Jewish communal registers (Pinkese kehilah) collection

Call Number: MS 1824
Abstract: The collection consists of register books of various Jewish communal organizations, mainly in Europe, with a few from the Middle East and the United States. The volumes include minute books of synagogues and social welfare committees, account books, school registers, and wills. They document the activities, concerns, and conditions of Jewish communities, as well as their relations with neighbors and governmental authorities. The registers include genealogical, sociological, and historical...
Dates: 1623-1960

Jews of Germany collection of manuscripts and documents

Call Number: MS 1937

This collection consists of manuscripts and documents concerning Jewish communities in Germany from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century, including correspondence, financial documents, communal documents, government documents, and rabbinic documents. Topics covered in the collection include property and financial matters; Jewish-Gentile relations; Halakhic decisions; and an incident similar to blood libel that occurred in the community of Goslar during the seventeenth century.

Dates: 1674-1897

Jews of Italy collection of manuscripts and documents

Call Number: MS 1890
Abstract: The collection consists of a variety of documents from Jewish communities in Italy, mainly in the northern regions of Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto. The documents include records of Jewish communal organizations, correspondence of rabbis and community leaders, legal decisions, and liturgy. There are also official notices and rulings from various Italian authorities pertaining to the Jewish community. A portion of the documents in this collection relate to the emancipation of...
Dates: 1568-1974, bulk 1750-1900

Kohut family papers

Call Number: MS 956
Abstract: The family of Abraham and Rebekah Bettelheim Kohut were prominent in the New York Jewish community, and involved in relgious affairs and education. The Kohut School for Girls was operated in New York City from 1899-1905 by Rebekah Kohut. The papers consist primarily of Kohut family memorabilia, photographs, correspondence, and other material. Also included are two ledgers from the Kohut School for Girls for academic year 1904-1905 listing students' names with charges for tuition, books, and...
Dates: Circa 1880-1966, bulk 1890-1935

Baruch Nadel papers

Call Number: MS 1393
Abstract: The papers consist of Baruch Nadel's research materials for a proposed book on Abraham Stern, the founder of Lohamei Herut Israel ("Lehi"), an armed underground organization in British Palestine. The papers include more than 150 transcribed interviews conducted by Nadel, interviews by others with members of Lehi, memoirs by Lehi members and Stern aides, and poems and letters by Stern. Also included in the papers are Nadel's research materials concerning the emigration of Jews from Iraq...
Dates: 1847-1992, bulk 1971-1985

North African Jewish manuscript collection

Call Number: MS 1825

The collection includes manuscripts from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya. It consists of legal documents concerning such issues as marriage, divorce, property, inheritance, and business dealings of all kinds. In addition, there are manuscripts of poetry, liturgy, mystical texts, folk customs and beliefs, homilies and more. They are in Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-Spanish, Arabic, French, Spanish and Italian and date from the eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century.

Dates: 1714-circa 2000, bulk 1800-1950

Leyzer Ran collection on the Jewish communities of Vilna and Kovno

Call Number: MS 2043

The collection consists of over two hundred hand-written, printed, or mimeographed documents from the Jewish community of Vilna (Vilnius), as well as about twenty documents from Kovno (Kaunas) and a few sent to Vilna from other places. Material types include letters, announcements, poems, essays, invitations to cultural events, circulars, newsletters, by-laws, and reports of various communal organizations.

Dates: 1886-1941, bulk 1919-1932

Asher Lewis Shane collection

Call Number: MS 1774
Abstract: The collection which consists of about 800 items, includes primary source material relating to the communal life of British Jewry from the middle of the 19th century up to the 1970s. Of particular interest are the publications of synagogues in London and other centers of Jewish life in England commemorating special occasions in the life of the congregation or major events taking place in Great Britain. These include sermons preached by the local rabbi, editions of special prayer services in...
Dates: 1850-1970

Celia Shapiro papers

Call Number: MS 1684
Abstract: The papers include the correspondence, writings, and memoirs of Celia Kamenetzky Shapiro and her husband, Boris Shapiro. Most of the papers are in Russian, with some Yiddish- and English-language material as well. Correspondence includes letters and postcards, primarily from the 1930s, to Celia and Boris Shapiro from friends and colleagues in Prague and Paris. Celia Shapiro's diaries and memoirs describe her journey to England, Germany, and the Soviet Union, with interesting observations on...
Dates: 1904-1967

Aleksandr Ivanovich Spiridovitch papers

Call Number: MS 359

The papers consist of writings and research materials dealing with Russian history, particularly the Romanov dynasty, Rasputin, and the origins of the Russian Revolution. Also included are materials on Peter the Great and the Jews in the Russian revolutionary movement.

Dates: 1890-1950

Tangier Rabbinate collection

Call Number: MS 1773
Abstract: This collection consists primarily of official documents of documents from the archives of the rabbinate of Tangier, Morocco, from the 1920s to the 1970s. The documents are thought to have been the possession of Grand Rabbi Yamin Cohen. They consist mostly of official rabbinical correspondence and legal documents from the Tangier rabbinate, the rabbinates of other Moroccan and foreign Jewish communities, and the successive Spanish, French, and Moroccan civil administrations. They deal with...
Dates: 1920s-1970s