Original material

Assorted files from various American institutions, organizations, and communities chiefly those which assisted immigrants to the USA and Jews in Eastern Europe (mainly 20th century).

Files of the Kehillah in New York in the Judah L. Magnes papers, as well as files relating to the Reform rabbinate, the Zionist movement and Jewish relief activities (1908-1922); Files from the American office of the Women’s League for Israel (1927-1972); papers of S. Broches on the Jews of New England; papers of Rebecca Affachiner on Jewish welfare (1907-1934); diaries of Reuven Brainin (1909-1930); papers of Alexander M. Dushkin on Jewish education (1923-1949); papers of the Yiddish journalists: Herman Frank (1918-1952), Ezekiel Lifschutz (20th cent.) and Abraham Sachs (1903-1931); papers of Abba Gordin, anarchist and journalist (1925-1958); some papers of Bernard Richards, journalist and community leader (1914-1955); papers of Rabbi Nachum Seidman on Orthodox institutions and Jewish education in New York (mid 20th cent.).



Letters from several American communities to the Chacham Bashi [Chief Rabbi] in Turkey (19th-20th centuries); papers of Fanny E. Holtzmann (1920-1980), held at the American Jewish Archives; assorted files from YIVO, New York and from government archives in Germany, Russia and the United States.



Lists of collections held at the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Jewish Archives, the Hebrew Union College, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Leo Baeck Institute, the Yeshiva University Archives, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, the Agudat Israel archives.