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Abraham A. Neuman Papers


Abraham A. Neuman Papers


Abraham A. Neuman Papers


Abraham A. Neuman Papers


Abraham A. Neuman Papers


Abraham A. Neuman Papers


Abraham A. Neuman Papers


Abraham A. Neuman Papers


Abraham A. Neuman Papers


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Abraham A. Neuman Papers
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90 Linear feet (91 boxes)
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Modern languages: English, Hebrew, Yiddish, Spanish
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Binswanger/Solis-Cohen Collection
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Boonin Family Collection of Immigration Letters
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Eduard Glaser Collection
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Schulman, Elias
Elias Schulman MS Collection
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15.5 Linear feet
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Reider, Joseph, 1884-1960
Joseph Reider Collection
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Meyerson, Margy and Martin
Margy and Martin Meyerson Collection
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Portions of this collection are in Hebrew.
The Margy and Martin Meyerson collection consists of over 100 items, including ephemeral pamphlets, maps, photographs, brochures, bulletins, policy papers, booklists, investment prospectuses, tourist industry material, as well as government publications, off-prints, monographs and individual serials volumes, documenting the early decades of the modern State of Israel. Especially notable are four beautiful hand-painted Oriental, perhaps Kurdish, Jewish amulets.
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Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection
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2.6 Linear feet
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The Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection is a fluid one, consisting of manuscripts that are unidentified or too small for their own collection. Each sub-collection within the group is given a Miscellaneous Manuscript Number which corresponds to the collection.
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Samuel Tobias Lachs Collection
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The following is a brief sketch of the life of Abraham Neuman, and is intended to highlight the salient facts in his professional and public career. The researcher may wish to consult the Selected Bibliography for a listing of some of the published biographical data.

Dr. Abraham Neuman was born in Brezau, Austria, in September 1890, to Max and Rachel Neuman and was a descendant of an old Rabbinic family. He immigrated to the United States in 1898, at the age of eight. He studied at the Rabbi Isaac Elhanan Yeshiva, Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). Recognized by the President of JTS, Solomon Schechter, he was appointed as an instructor at the Teachers Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary. He was ordained as a rabbi and received a B.S. from Columbia University in 1912.

In 1913 he joined the faculty of Dropsie College in Philadelphia, where he taught history until 1940. He was appointed associate professor in 1923 and full professor in 1934. Neuman held rabbinical posts at the B'nai Jeshurun congregation from 1919-1927, and the Sephardi congregation Mikveh Israel, the second oldest pulpit in America, from 1927-1940.

Dropsie College President

After Cyrus Adler's death in 1940, Neuman became president of the Dropsie College, which was a post-graduate, non-sectarian and non-professional institution leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. He held this post until his retirement in 1966.

Under Neuman's inspiration as second president of Dropsie College, the college expanded its curriculum, appointing new professors and adding new departments. In 1941, departments of Jewish Philosophy and Hebrew Literature were opened. In 1942, the department of History and Semitic Civilization was opened, followed by the department of Assyriology and Egyptology (1944) and Comparative Religion (1945). Neuman recognized the need for a Jewish graduate school of education on American soil. He perceived the deep need for a school of higher education, irrespective of its adherence to either orthodox, conservative or reform Judaism. The school was organized under the direction of Dr. Leo L. Honor in 1946.

The Institute for Israel and the Middle East was established in 1948 and was the first complete unit of Middle East studies at any American university, embracing history, anthropology, economics, religious, social and political institutions in the countries of the Middle East, with parallel courses relating to Israel. The Institute was well-known for training consular and diplomatic personnel. Under Neuman's administration, the enrollment of Jews, Christians and Moslems greatly increased.

From 1940, Dr. Neuman joined forces with Solomon Zeitlin to continue publishing the Jewish Quarterly Review, which had been published for 30 years under the aegis of Dropsie College and, before that, for 20 years in London under the editorship of Claude J. Montefiore and Israel Abrahams. In 1940 this journal almost ceased to exist because of a drop in the number of subscribers coming mainly from Jewish communities in Europe. The Dropsie College correspondence reflects relentless efforts to reach new subscribers.

Dr. Neuman launched the Dropsie College edition of the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, of which seven books in six volumes were published.

Professional and Public Career

Neuman produced a number of works of high scholarly merit, chief among them being The Jews in Spain (two volumes, 1942). The work was based primarily on the responsa of Solomon Ibn Adret (RashBa), and it attempted to reconstruct the social life of the Jews in Spain. It served as a model of research in this type of Jewish source material. Also of importance was  Cyrus Adler, a biography (1942) evaluating the life of an exemplary public servant during the period when American Jewry was assuming worldwide responsibilities. Neuman contributed to many scholarly periodicals and some of his important monographs on historical and religious themes were published in 1952 by the Board of Governors of the Dropsie College in "Landmarks and Goals."

Neuman served as chairman of the College Committee of Gratz College and Vice President of the Board of Overseers. He played a leading part in the reorganization of this institution in 1928.

Neuman was a member of the Publication Committee of the Jewish Publication Society of America and a recording secretary of the American Jewish Historical Society. He was associated with the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia as a collaborating editor in the Department of History.

Under Neuman's leadership, the United Synagogue of America erected the Palestine Synagogue Center in Jerusalem. In the Presidential election of 1940, he served as a Democratic Presidential Elector for the State of Pennsylvania.

Neuman was active in the development of the Zionist movement in the United States. He was recognized as a leader in cultural activities throughout the country. Neuman was renowned as an orator, and was much sought after as a public speaker.

Abraham Neuman died on November 20, 1970.

Short List of Affiliations:

Editorial Board for Jewish Apocryphal Literature -- Chairman

Jewish Quarterly Review -- Editor

Gratz College, College Committee -- Trustee and Chairman

Jewish Publication Society of America -- Member of the Publication Committee

Jewish Publication Society of America, Committee of Jewish History -– Chairman

American Jewish Historical Society -- Member, Executive Council and Vice-President

American Jewish Tercentenary Committee -- Associate Chairman

Universal Jewish Encyclopedia -- Revising Editor

American Schools of Oriental Research -- Associate Trustee

Rabbinical Assembly -- Member

American Historical Society -- Member

Historical Society of Pennsylvania -- Member

Pennsylvania Constitution Commemoration Committee (150th Anniversary) -- Member

Advisory Committee of the Adult Education Council for Philadelphia -- Member

Better Philadelphia Committee -- Member

National Education Association of the United States -- Member

American Oriental Society -- Member

Commission on Religious Organizations, National Conference of Christians and Jews -- Member

Jewish Historical Society of Israel -- Member

Jewish Academy of Arts and Sciences -- Honorary Fellow

American Academy for Jewish Research -- Honorary Member

Jewish Historical Society of England -- Member

Democratic Presidential Elector for the State of Pennsylvania (1940)

''The World History of the Jewish People" (Medieval Period) -- Editor-in-Chief


The Binswanger/Solis-Cohen Collection contains material, including correspondence, manuscripts, photographs and family heirlooms from a group of inter-related Philadelphia families, including Binswanger, Cohen, Hays, Hoffman, Polock, Solis, and Solis-Cohen.

The Solis-Cohen family traces its roots back to some time after 1492 when the Jews were expelled from Spain during the Inquisition. Solomon da Silva Solis fled from Spain to Amsterdam and married Isabel da Fonseca, daughter of the marquis of Turin, count of Villa Real and Monterrey. In 1803 the first Solis, Jacob da Silva Solis, arrived in the United States from London, settling, according to legend, in New Orleans. Jacob married Charity Hays in 1811 and they lived in Wilmington, Delaware for seven years, where he and his brother Daniel ran a dry goods and quill pen business from 1814-16, and for short periods of time in New Orleans and Mt. Pleasant, New York. He had seven children including five daughters (Benveneda, Esther Etting, Judith Simha, Sarah Miriam and Phoebe Elizabeth) and two sons (Solomon and David Hays). Jacob died in 1829 at age 49.

Family legend states that Myer David Cohen wanted to marry Jacob's daughter, Judith Simha da Silva Solis, who agreed but stipulated that their names be hyphenated, starting the use of "Solis-Cohen" as the family name. They had nine children, including five boys (Jacob da Silva Solis-Cohen, Leon da Silva Solis-Cohen, David Solis-Cohen, Solomon da Silva Solis-Cohen, and Isaac Leeser Cohen) and four daughters (Charity Solis-Cohen, Isabel Emanuel Cohen, Zitella Esther Cohen, and Salome Solis-Cohen Bernstein). [Note: Isaac, Isabel and Zitella do not appear to have used the "Solis-Cohen" surname.]

Jacob da Silva Solis-Cohen, son of Judith Simha Solis and Myer David Cohen, was born in New York City in 1838. Jacob attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1860. When the Civil War broke out, he enlisted as a private and was quickly appointed assistant surgeon of the Twenty-Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers of the Union Army, serving in Hooker's brigade. He resigned in order to become acting assistant surgeon (1861-1864) in the U.S. Navy. In 1864 he rejoined the Union Army as visiting surgeon to two military hospitals in Philadelphia. Following the war, he became known for his work as a specialist in diseases of the nose and throat and was a founder of the Philadelphia Polyclinic and the American Laryngologic Association (and served as President of the Association from 1880-1882). He founded and edited  Archives of Laryngology. In 1892 he became the first person in America to perform a successful complete laryngectomy. In 1875 he married  Miriam Binswanger with whom he had eight daughters (Judith Simira, Sophia Rebecca, Miriam Fonseca, Elinor, Rosalie Isabel, Bertha Florence, Esther and Edith) and three sons (Myer, Jacob da Silva, Jr. and Isadore). He died in Philadelphia in 1927.

Solomon da Silva Solis-Cohen, Jacob's brother, was born in 1857. Like his brother, he also became a doctor. Solomon attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and received his medical degree in 1883 and went on to serve as professor of clinical medicine from 1902-1927. He also taught at the Philadelphia Polyclinic and gave a series of lectures at Dartmouth College. Solomon married his first cousin Emily Grace Solis in 1885 and had four children, David Hays, Leon, Francis Nathan, and a daughter, Emily Elvira. Solomon, in addition to his medical career, was active in a variety of Jewish charities and activities, including being a founder and trustee of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City, a founder of the Jewish Publication Society and the YMHA of Philadelphia. He was also involved in Jewish affairs internationally, attending the Third Zionist Congress at Basel in 1899. He wrote a number of articles on a variety of topics. He died in 1948. Solis-Cohen Elementary School in Philadelphia was named for him in 1948.

Solomon and Emily Grace Solis-Cohen's daughter, Emily Elvira, was born in 1886. She chose to sign her name as "Emily Solis-Cohen, Jr." She studied with Henrietta Szold and attended the University of Pennsylvania. She was active in Jewish affairs in the city of Philadelphia. She has been credited with organizing and promoting the Young Women's Hebrew Association. She worked for the Jewish Welfare Board in Philadelphia, including serving as a field secretary and as a consultant on women's activities. She was a board member of the Hebrew Sunday School Society and member of the National Conference of Christians and Jews.

In addition to her work in community and Jewish affairs, Emily spent a great deal of time doing research and writing. She was an award-winning poet, receiving a prize for her sonnet Have We Not One Father published in 1909. She wrote several books and "puppet plays" for children, including  David the Giant-Killer, and Other Tales of Grandma Lopez. Solis-Cohen also engaged in historical research, compiling notes and information--and writing manuscripts for two unpublished biographies of Reverend Isaac Leeser: “Isaac Leeser: The Man and his Destiny” and “Isaac Leeser: An American Beginner.” (For more detailed information about Emily Solis-Cohen, see  Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia of the Jewish Women's Archive online at

Other prominent members of the Solis-Cohen family include Judith Solis-Cohen and David Solis-Cohen. David Solis-Cohen, a son of Myer David Cohen and Judith Simha da Silva Solis and brother to Solomon da Silva Solis-Cohen and Jacob da Silva Solis-Cohen, was born in 1850. He was employed by the  Philadelphia Public Ledger as a proofreader and writer who frequently published under the nom de plume, Daisy Shortcut. David headed west in 1877, first settling in the city of Oakland, California where he worked as an auctioneer. A year later, he moved to Portland, Oregon where he opened an auction house for his California employers. In 1889 he started his own business, the Golden Rule Bazaar, also known as Cohen, Davis, and Company, a wholesale importer and exporter of toys and notions. His youngest brother, Isaac Leeser Cohen, joined him in the business. In 1900 he formed a law firm with his brother-in-law, Alexander Bernstein. He married Bertha Kahn in 1894. They had no children and both died (within seven weeks of each other) in 1928.

Throughout the years in California and Oregon, David Solis-Cohen was involved in religious and communal affairs. In Oakland he was a member of First Hebrew Congregation where he read Torah, delivered a Yom Kippur sermon and served as the congregation's first lay preacher. In Portland, where he spent his later years, he was an extremely active citizen, serving on numerous boards and organizations in a variety of capacities. He maintained a friendship with Rabbi Stephen S. Wise while Wise was at Congregation Beth Israel (1900-1902) in Portland, Oregon. He was a member of several lodges (Exalted Ruler of the Elks, 32nd Degree and Royal Arch Mason, Herzl, B'nai Brith Oregon Lodge 65 and Grand Lodge No. 4, and Grand Master of the Ancient Order of United Workmen). He was a supporter of the Council of Jewish Women and the Zionist Society. He was a member of two synagogues in Portland and was a founder of the YMHA of Portland, a director of the Portland Trust Company, Commissioner for Charities and Corrections for six years, served on the Oregon Board of Immigration for four years and in 1890 served as Police Commissioner of Portland.

Judith Solis-Cohen, Emily's cousin, was the daughter of Jacob da Silva Solis-Cohen and Miriam Binswanger. Born in Philadelphia in 1876, she was the eldest of eight children. She attended Drexel University. She was a student of the artist Colin Campbell Cooper and became known as an expert on dressmaking and costumes. Judith was involved in the Jewish community, including organizing activities for the Young Men's Hebrew Benevolent Society, after it voted to include women.

Judith is best known for her writing which introduced Jewish subjects to the blind. She wrote a number of articles and pieces of fiction, including Desdemona of the Ghetto (which was published in 1925) and the  Last Magazine (published in 1922). [Note: At times, the story is titled "The Lost Magazine".] Articles on immigrants, religious school, dress-making and nature were published in local and national magazines, including  The Jewish Exponent and  Writer's Monthly. She also edited the weekly column "Womankind" in  The Jewish Exponent, for at least ten years beginning in 1897.

The Binswanger family, connected to the Solis-Cohen family through Miriam Binswanger, traces back to the town of Binswang, near Wallerstein, Germany and dates to some time between 1705-1765 with Rabbi Eleazer Binswanger. His grandson,  Isidore Binswanger, born in 1820 in Wallerstein, immigrated to the United States in 1841. Isidore had five siblings (Bertha, Clara, Fanny, Richea, and Louis) at least three of whom came to the United States before him. He formed a business partnership in Baltimore which sold drygoods in the wholesale and retail markets. In 1844 he withdrew from the partnership and started his own business in Cumberland, Maryland. He traveled to Wallerstein in 1846 when he learned his father was ill and returned to the United States in 1847, settling in Philadelphia. He went into business with his brother-in-law, David Eger, selling notions wholesale, under the name Binswanger & Eger, and expanded it in 1856 to St. Louis with Charles Stern as a partner and manager. The firm in St. Louis, Chas. Stern & Co., appeared to do well. When his brother-in-law, David Eger, died in 1862, the businesses in Philadelphia and St. Louis were continued by the surviving partners. A few years later, on a trip to St. Louis, he learned that his trust in Stern had been mislaid and that the firm was in trouble. He paid off the indebtedness that his partner had incurred, despite the fact that he probably could have avoided doing so. The decision to do so cost him a great part of his wealth but cemented his reputation. In 1869 he accepted the presidency of the Richmond Granite Company. He also served as a Director in the Commercial Mutual Insurance Company and the Union National Bank. In 1849 Isidore married Elizabeth Sophia Polock. Elizabeth's mother, Rebecca Barnett, was a descendant of the Levy family, early settlers in Pennsylvania, and Elizabeth's brother, Moses Polock, was a noted bibliophile. Elizabeth and Isidore Binswanger had nine children, four boys (Hyman Polock, Barnett, Lewis, and Morris) and five girls (Cornelia, Miriam, Rebecca, Clara, and Fanny). Cornelia, following the death of two children and her husband, became a doctor in 1887, having attended the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania. She was one of the first Jewish women in Philadelphia to attain a medical degree. Miriam would later marry Jacob da Silva Solis-Cohen.

Isidore, in addition to his business accomplishments, was active in the Philadelphia Jewish and civic communities. Along with Rev. Isaac Leeser, Solomon Solis, Abraham Hart, A. S. Wolf, and Moses Dropsie, the first school of the Hebrew Education Society was opened in 1851 and Binswanger continued to serve as Chairman of the Board from 1851-1870, when he was elected President of the Society, as well as President of Maimonides College (which existed from 1867-1873). He continued to serve the Hebrew Education Society until 1875 when he withdrew from its management. He was active in the Hebrew Relief Society and its successor, the United Hebrew Charities. He helped establish and manage the Jewish Hospital, and helped add the Home for Aged Hebrews to the hospital grounds. He was a prominent participant especially in the 1853 and 1854 Hebrew Charity Dinners which raised funds for the various Hebrew Charities. With the help of Abraham Hart, S.W. Arnold and Herman Hamburger, the Annual Hebrew Charity Balls were organized. He was also a founder of the Mercantile Literary and Social Club, helped to bring about the establishment of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations in Cincinnati and served on the board of the Jewish Foster Home. During the Civil War he became a member of the Union League and in 1867 was unanimously elected by the City Council as a Director of Wills Eye Hospital.

Clara Binswanger, daughter of Isidore and Elizabeth Sophia (Polock) Binswanger, was born in 1860 and died in 1901. She left her small estate to fund an annual celebration of her birthday so she would not be forgotten. At an annual family gathering in January, of nieces, nephews, their descendants and spouses, the names of attendees were recorded in "birthday books," as well as the names of family members who were born or had died during the preceding year. Three birthday books which chronicle Binswanger family events from 1902-1980 are in the Binswanger/Solis-Cohen Collection at the Library of the Katz Center of Advanced Judaic Studies at Penn.

Fanny Binswanger, another daughter of Isidore and E. Sophia Binswanger, was born in 1862. In 1888 she founded, along with thirty young women from affluent Jewish families in Philadelphia, the Young Women's Union (YWU). The goal of the YWU was to operate a kindergarten and aid children of Eastern European Jewish immigrants settling in Philadelphia. Fanny became the first President. In 1918 the YWU became the Neighborhood Centre which eventually merged with the YW/YMHA to become part of the Jewish Ys and Centers of Philadelphia. She also founded the Women's League of the United Synagogue of America and was its second president, serving for nine years. In 1892 she married Charles I. Hoffman, a lawyer in Philadelphia. While practicing law and editing  The Jewish Exponent (of which he was one of the founders), he studied for the Rabbinate under Rev. Sabato Morais and Rev. Marcus Jastrow and then went to Cambridge University to study under Dr. Solomon Schechter, whom he followed to the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City, becoming a member of the first graduating class. Hoffman is credited with helping to persuade Schechter to leave Cambridge for the Jewish Theological Seminary. Charles died in 1934 and Fanny died in 1948.

Several well-known Philadelphians and nationally recognizable individuals are connected to the Binswanger and Solis-Cohen families. Among these are J. Robert Oppenheimer, Edwin Wolf II, and Dr. A. S.W. Rosenbach. J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) was an American physicist, the wartime head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, and among those credited as being "the father of the atomic bomb." Edwin "Ed" Wolf (1911 -1991) was the Curator and Librarian of the Library Company of Philadelphia. He published a number of books, and co-published The History of the Jews of Philadelphia from Colonial Times to the Age of Jackson with Maxwell Whiteman. Ed's father, Morris Wolf, married Pauline Binswanger and became a well-known lawyer in the city of Philadelphia, and partner in the Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen law firm. Ed's brother, Robert B. Wolf, also was a partner at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, as well as serving in a number of governmental agencies including as General Council of the Federal Housing Administration in Washington. The founders of the Rosenbach Museum and Library, Dr. Abraham S. W. Rosenbach (1876-1952) and his brother, Philip, were nephews of Isidore Binswanger's wife (E. Sophia Polock) and Fanny Binswanger's husband, Henry Rosenbach. A. S.W. Rosenbach, the founder of Rosenbach Company, helped assemble the collections of the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Huntington Library and worked for such private clients as Harry Elkins Widener and J. P. Morgan. Frank G. Binswanger, Sr. (1903-1991), son of Barnett Binswanger, founded the Binswanger Company, a successful and well-known commercial real estate company in 1931.

The Binswanger/Solis-Cohen Collection is truly remarkable in several ways. Both families were large and members routinely had a number of children. Both families came to the United States in the early nineteenth century or earlier. They managed to become integral to both the Philadelphia Jewish community and assimilate into the larger civic community. Their children did more than "earn a living"--they thrived by following their interests, becoming doctors, lawyers, bibliophiles, writers, researchers, auctioneers, and businessmen. Their daughters were educated and as productive in the social, artistic, educational, cultural, and philanthropic worlds as their sons.


Guide to the Papers of the Solis-Cohen Family, American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, P-642.

American Jewish Year Book, 1904-1905

Jewish Encyclopedia, articles by Cyrus Adler and Frederick T. Haneman, 1906

Silver, Samantha. Jewish Museum of the American West.

Kiron, Arthur. "Emily Solis-Cohen." Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia. 20 March 2009. Jewish Women's Archive. (

Philipps, Karen. "Judith Solis-Cohen." Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia. Jewish Women's Archive

Jewish Ys and Centers of Greater Philadelphia, Neighborhood Centre Branch Records, SCRC 22, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (

Solis-Cohen, Myer, M.D. The American Descendants of Samuel Binswanger, 1957.

University of Pennsylvania, University Archives and Records Center. October 2015. Edwin Wolf II Papers. UPT 50 W853.


The Boonin Family Collection of Immigration Letters comprises a variety of materials related to the Boonin family and the correspondence between family members, mainly in Philadelphia and Russia, from 1884-1991. The material represents an archival history of how the Boonin/Bunin family left Russia, beginning in 1903, and eventually immigrated to the United States in 1911.

The material was donated to the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania by Harry D. Boonin, who collected the material. Mr. Boonin, a retired lawyer, was the founding president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia and its newsletter editor for four years. He has written three books: "The Jewish Quarter of Philadelphia," "Kesher Israel Synagogue," on Lombard Street in Philadelphia, and "Never Tell A Boy Not To Fight," a collective biography of four local Jewish boxers from 1893-1928.

The majority of the collection consists of handwritten letters in English, Yiddish, Hebrew, and Russian. Most of the letters were translated and typed in English by Edna Boonin and Harry D. Boonin and these are also part of the collection. The majority were written between 1910-1916, although the earliest is from 1884 and most were addressed to Mendell and Abraham or just Mendell.

Harry D. Boonin's grandparents, Matle and Noson Boonin, lived in Slutsk, Russia where they grew vegetables and raised animals. They had eight children: Mendell, Abraham, Laibel (Leon), Sarah, Schmeril (Sam), Lipe, Bailke (Jean), and Yankel (Jacob). The loans that their father, Noson, had to repay and the hard work involved in farming eventually killed him, in 1909. His wife died a year later, in 1910, leaving six children ages 5-21 in Slutsk and two other sons, Mendell, who had immigrated to Philadelphia in 1903 at age 17, and Abraham, who had immigrated in 1905 at age 15. At the time of their father's death, Mendell was a student at Ohio State University and Abraham (Abe) was a pharmacy student in Philadelphia. After his father's death, Mendell, the eldest, dropped out of college in order to earn money to send to his family in Russia. His brother also sent money.

Abraham met a man named Isadore J. Cooper, a seller of ship tickets, in Philadelphia. A lot of discussions were held in Philadelphia and in Slutsk about what to do with the six children, whether they should remain in Russia or immigrate to the United States and how they should travel the great distance. Laibel, the eldest of the children living in Slutsk, became eligible for the military draft in 1909 and when his name was called he was, instead, sent to a government hospital to be treated for an eye disease. This, along with the many others travails, was discussed in a number of the letters which crossed the Atlantic between Philadelphia and Slutsk among various family members. There were a number of visits to Kletz to attempt a cure of Laibel's trachoma and letters describe attempts to cure Bailke's leg problem (which may have been due to polio), and what the family should do if she, or any other child, was denied entrance into the United States, or other countries on their intermediary stops, and which route would be the easiest for the family.

While the family initially planned to leave from Libau, they needed a gubernskii passport, but at first they were denied as Mendell, the eldest, had not repaid a loan he had taken from the Russian government. Finally, the family received the tickets which were purchased by Abraham from Isadore Cooper in Philadelphia. When they received the tickets, they also learned that a 300 ruble fine had to be paid by Laibel before he would receive his exit passport. This fine was levied on the family of a person who evaded the Russian military draft -- Mendell had emigrated to evade the draft. This was a lot of money and there were many discussions about what to do since the family did not think this was fair. Luckily, the family could pay the fine as they had sold the family house for 1200 rubles and had also sold the animals. In addition, the children decided to send their ship tickets back to Abraham in April 1911 and have him secure tickets via Liverpool instead. While this took extra time, the family was able to obtain the new tickets. The story of the family up to this point was "told" via the letters exchanged between family members in the United States and Slutsk.

The next part of the story only became available twenty-nine years later when Laibel wrote his memoir. In this writing, Laibel related how the family left Slutsk in August 1911 and traveled to Hamburg with their Uncle Alter. Initially Laibel had thought to travel separately from his family (in an attempt to avoid paying the 300 ruble fine). But, after a cousin, Elias, ran away in an attempt to flee Russia--and was caught during a chase by his mother--Laibel persuaded his cousin to allow him to use Elias's passport to (illegally) cross the border into Germany. The six children and their uncle took a six hour bus ride and then a train to cross into Germany. Once there, the family was detained for 24 hours in quarantine, at the end of which Uncle Alter returned to Russia and it became Laibel's responsibility to get his siblings to Philadelphia. The family then traveled by train to Hamburg where they waited for four days before boarding a ferry to cross the English Channel to Grimsby, England.

Once in England they traveled to Liverpool where they again encountered delays and difficulties. First, they faced a longshoreman's strike. The American Line had housing for them in Liverpool where they needed to stay until the S.S. Dominion would sail for Philadelphia. The Boonins had trouble finding out when the ship would actually sail. The shipping line tried to convince them to sail to New York, in which case they could leave earlier, but the family feared ramifications if they changed plans. When they had their final medical exam before departure, three of the children were rejected for eye problems (despite having passed exams in Germany and on arrival in England). Luckily, while waiting for the ship to arrive, Laibel had visited a Jewish grocer regularly to supplement the food which the American Line had been providing. The grocer referred Laibel to an eye doctor who gave the children an eye wash to cure their eye problems and gave them advice about how to get aboard ship despite the fact that some of their tickets had not been marked with the company doctor's stamp. He told them they would have to have another exam as they boarded the ship anyway. The doctor's advice worked and the Boonins boarded the ship on August 31, 1911.

Laibel's memoir, as told by Harry Boonin, continues with life aboard the S.S. Dominion and the crossing of the Atlantic. The most difficult part of the crossing was getting enough food of a nutritious sort. Passengers had to move quickly and eat fast to get what they wanted and this was difficult for the Boonin children. Aboard the ship, Sarah proved her resourcefulness. When her brother Leon unsuccessfully tried to buy fruit and baked goods from some of the vendors who tied up to the ship when it arrived at Cobh, Sarah took the money from her brother, dove into the crowd of passengers and vendors and returned with an apron full of fruits and cakes.

Life aboard the ship was fascinating and an education for the children. For Laibel, it was particularly so and he was entranced by the view of a star-lit sky on summer evenings on the Atlantic Ocean. Equally, he found it unbelievable to be unaccompanied by a chaperon on the deck, meeting boys and girls his own age. They met a fellow Russian, Abe Resnick, whom the children nicknamed "Soldat." He helped the Boonin family get food aboard the ship and looked after them. As they neared Philadelphia, Resnick grew quiet and concerned and finally admitted he did not have the required twenty-five dollars (equal to 50 rubles) which were part of the admission/immigration requirements for adults. Laibel loaned it to him, hoping, but not knowing for sure whether he'd ever get the money back.

The ship arrived in Philadelphia and the children waited for their turn with the immigration inspectors. Meanwhile, they saw, but could not communicate with, their brothers Mendell and Abraham and Uncle Goldberg through a glass partition. At the end of the day, with the children still aboard, the ship raised anchor and left the port for the night. The next day, they again entered the port and the children waited for their turn. The children had been coached on their answers to the examination questions. Five year-old Jack, though, changed his age (adding a year) making his siblings fear, for a few minutes, that he might be rejected and denied admission. However, the family did pass and they were admitted to the United States. They went, with their uncle, to his home in South Philadelphia. Laibel enthusiastically explored the house and was fascinated by the gas stove, the electric meters in the basement, and quickly learning about touching exposed copper wires, receiving a tremendous electric shock that knocked him unconscious. Several weeks later, Abe Resnick unexpectedly arrived at their house and returned the $25.

By the time the Boonin children landed in Philadelphia, Abe had graduated from pharmacy school, saved his money, and bought a pharmacy on Snyder Avenue, below 8th Street. Abe intended to have his siblings live above the store and have the store provide a living for them. The home was to be run by 14 year-old Sarah and it would be her job to cook, sew, shop, care for the children and get them off to school, just as she had done in Slutsk. Laibel arrived in the United States at age 22, pleased that he could give his younger brother, Abe, the proceeds from the sale of the house in Slutsk and the cash left over from the trip.

The family letters continue telling the story of the Boonins first years in America and in Philadelphia. They make fascinating reading for anyone interested in the immigrant experience and the early years of assimilation and acculturation, as the children experience the joys of playgrounds, learning about baseball, American politics and strikes, attending school, and the hard work required in starting and maintaining a business, including a pharmacy and newspaper routes. Along the way, there are marriages and deaths in the Boonin family. It is hard to imagine a 22 year-old being given the immense responsibility of taking five siblings ages 5-14 and traveling across Russia, through Germany to Great Britain, across the Atlantic to Philadelphia, getting them through immigration inspections several times, seeing to their health and welfare throughout the journey, and seeing them safely into the hands of an older brother and an uncle in the United States. How relieved Laibel must have been when he handed the family and money over to his brothers in America.

Several things may be somewhat confusing to the reader. First, the children's names changed during the period the letters were written. In Slutsk, the children were: Laibel, Sarah, Schmeril, Lipe, Bailke and Yankel. In America, they became Leon, Sam, Leo, Jean, and Jacob/Jack. Only Sarah and Abraham (Abe) kept the same names. Mendell, at some point, changed the spelling of his name, going from Mendel to Mendell, to distinguish himself from a cousin with the same name.

Despite the fact that most of the letters were addressed to Mendell or Mendell and Leon, the letters give a fairly complete idea of what occurred in the family from 1909-1915. The absence of letters from Mendell to Abe, in particular, does leave a gap and makes one wonder what Mendell thought, and to some extent, how he fared in America. Many letters from his brother, Abe, leave one believing that he may have changed jobs frequently, especially from 1910-1912, when he had to leave engineering school to help support his mother and siblings in Slutsk and then help finance his siblings journey to Philadelphia.


Eduard Glaser (1855–1908) was a scholar, archaeologist, and explorer. Born in Deutsch-Rust (Czech Republic), Glaser was one of the leading 19th century scholarly researchers in south Arabia and the pioneer of Sabaean studies and pre-Islamic history. His thorough knowledge of the Arabic language, of Oriental customs, and especially of Islam was the secret of his research success. His journeys through Yemen represent some of the most important scholarly research ever carried out in this part of the world. Despite great financial problems and dangers, he undertook four expeditions to Yemen between 1882 and 1895, disguised as a Muslim. He reached remote historical places in Yemen never visited before by Western scholars, such as Mārib, the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Sheba. The southern Arabian inscriptions he collected are of fundamental importance for all research on ancient Yemen. The analysis of his still unpublished scholarly works is far from finished. The collection of almost 660 objects from southern Arabia that he brought back from his fourth journey into Yemen in 1895 formed the nucleus of the "Oriental" or Near Eastern section in the Kunsthistorischen Museum in Vienna; he also brought hundreds of Yemeni-Arabic manuscripts to the National Library in Vienna. He was a great lover of the Jewish people and the Zionist movement. He corresponded with Herzl and proposed to him the establishment of the Jewish state in Yemen. In Sana he became close to the local Jewish scholar, R. Yihye Kafah and strengthened his enlightened attitude toward the Jewish religion. In a series of articles published in the REJ, written as a part of his spirited debate with fellow Yemenite scholar Joseph Halévy, Glaser expressed his uncompromising view that the pre-Islamic Himyari kingdom was indeed a Jewish kingdom, based on his interpretation of some on the inscriptions he found in Yemen. (Biography based on Encyclopedia Judaica, 2nd ed., 2007)


Dr. Eliyahu Schulman, the well known researcher and critic of Yiddish literature, essayist, and writer, was born in the Russian Empire in the White Russian city of Slutsk, on the fifteenth of September, 1905, according to the original Russian birth certificate issued in Slutsk, which is found in his private archives. (In some biographies it is stated that he was born in 1907, in others, in 1909.) He comes from a merchants' and religious family. His father was also a parchment manufacturer.

In Slutsk, Schulman studied in Metukan Hebrew school, which was, at that time, a progressive educational institute. Besides bible and Talmud, he also studied the Hebrew language and grammar, calligraphy, history, recitation and other subjects. From his Hebrew school diploma we can infer that he was a very good and diligent student. After he completed his courses at this school he furthered his studies at the Slutsk business school. At the age of seventeen, in 1923 he emigrated with his family to America and settled in New York. There, he graduated from the Ellen’s Evening High School in 1929 and later he graduated from City College. This was during the 1920' s, years of great development of the Yiddish literature and press in America. There appeared new directions. There were heated discussions. This stream of Yiddish creativity carried with it the young Schulman. He used to attend literary meetings, where he listened to discussions, absorbing new ideas, thoughts, and accomplishments. He also participated in organizing youth groups. He studied and became steeped in the history of Yiddish literature and culture and began to set his first steps towards a literary sphere.

The desire and urgency to know and to learn led him to join a Yiddish creative center. He was connected with Warsaw, which was one of the most important centers, because since 1935 he as a constant co-worker of the periodical, “Literarishe Bleter.” (His membership card of the periodical is found in his private archives).

But Vilno, with its Yiddish scientific institute "Yivo" was also one of the most important centers of Yiddish cultural life in the world. When "Yivo" aspirant courses opened up, Schulman was one of the first to register (1935-1936). There, he studied economic history of Eastern European Jews under the tutelage of Dr. Friedman and actual economic problems of Jews under Yacov Leshichinsky. He studied Yiddish language under Noah Prilutsky, psychology under Dr. Armion, psycho-analysis under Max Weinreich and others.

From his notes on these lectures, which are found in Schulman's private archives, there is information and statistical material about Eastern European Jews and especially regarding those in the Soviet Union, which is of great significance and interest to researchers, even today. Under the supervision of Max Weinreich, Zelig Kaganovich and Zalman Reisin, Schulman wrote his first great product, the history of Yiddish literature in America between 1870 and 1900, issued in New York in 1943.

In the last days of June 1936, Schulman traveled to the Soviet Union. He stayed a short while in Minsk, and later in Kiev. There he had the opportunity to meet Jewish writers, to gather material about Yiddish culture and educational methods in the Soviet Union. He later employed this material in the 60's, when he became a doctoral candidate at Dropsie College in Philadelphia, where he studied Judaic science. There he earned his doctorate and wrote a dissertation on Jewish Education in the Soviet Union. This work was published in book form in English "History of Jewish Education in the Soviet Union, 1918-1948", by KTAV Publishing House of New York, in association with Philip H. Levin of the Graduate Center for Contemporary Jewish Studies, Brandeis University, 1971. This book was and remains a pioneering work. The critics praised it highly. The author gave a broad and thorough picture of the Jewish education and methods of teaching in the Soviet Union on the basis of the general Yiddish political and social life. The revival of the Yiddish educational system, after the victory of the Bolshevik revolution, (national in form, socialistic in content) until its liquidation, is related by Schulman, like a dramatic historic process. His book is also rich in information about Yiddish schools during the Czar's regime in Russia.

During the Years 1961-1975 he was the director of the library Board of Jewish Education in New York. In 1967 he took over the editorship of the periodical, "Der Veker". He occupied himself with pedagogical activity, from 1971, when he became professor of Yiddish literature and cultural history, in Queens College, and of Yiddish literature at the teachers seminary, which was then an important tribune of Yiddish writers and intelligentsia. Since then, he regularly published articles, essays, research works, studies, and greater works on literary historical themes, activities, and critical analyses of novels.

The list of periodicals that he participated in is large. It includes: “On the Way”, “Celebrities", "Der Veker", Yiddish Language, Yivo Papers, "Folk and World", “Folk Papers", "Forwards", "Free Worker's Voice" “Tsukunft", "Culture and Education", "Culture and Life", “Chicago”, and others.

Schulman also published articles and greater works, about Yiddish literature, in many Yiddish and Hebraic editions, outside of the United States. His articles were printed in Israel: "At Home", "The Golden Chain", "Today", "Voice of Israel”, "Literary Papers" (before the second world war), "Voice of the People" (after world war I~). In France: "Our Word", and also in other countries.

He also collaborated with several English periodicals: "The Ammerican Zionist", "Chicago Jewish Forum", "Jewish Book Annual", “Jewish Quarterly” (London), "The Jewish Quarterly Review", "Jewish Social Studies", "The Jewish Spectator", "Judaism", "Midstream” “National Jewish Book Center", "Partisan Review", "Point of View", "Reconstructionist", "Russian Review", "Soviet Jewish Affair", "Studies in Bibliography", and "Booklore".

From 1977, he was a collaborator of the Yearly Encyclopedia: Brittanica, in which he wrote about new Yiddish books. He participated in a number of collectable books, in which he exposed many important works: In the collector's book celebrating the 250th year of the Yiddish press in New York, in 1957; in "J. Steinberg's Memorial Book" in New York; in 1961, and the publication "Lita" (Vol. 2, TI), Tel Aviv, 1965; "Shlomo Bikel Anniversary book", New York, 1967; "Abraham Golomb Anniversary Book", Los Angeles, 1970; in the "Journal for the Research of Yiddish Literature and Press" (three volumes), New York, 1975. He wrote several biographies of Yiddish writers, printed in the Encyclopedia Judaica (in Jerusalem). Well known are Schulman's prefaces to worthy works by Yiddish writers: to Leon Weiner's "History of Yiddish Literature in the Nineteenth Century", the new edition of Max Erik's "History of Yiddish Literature" (New York), 1979, J.L. Peretz (New York) 1985, David Pinsky's "Yankel der shmid”, (New York), 1979, Leon Cobrin's "Yankel Boyle" and the "Yiddish, Drama of the Twentieth Century" (New York) 1979. He, also wrote biographies of Yiddish writers published in the Lexicon of the New Yiddish Literature, Volume VII and VIII.

Dr. Schulman also published in book forum a number of works. Certain of his researches are of individual themes, others are collections in which he includes previously printed publications. In book-form he includes "History of Yiddish Literature in America 1870-1900" (New York) 1943; "Young Vilno" 1929-1939 (New York) 1946; "Soviet Yiddish Literature" (New York) 1971; "Studies on the History of the Yiddish Language" (in Hebrew) Tel Aviv, 1969; "Israel Zinberg" (Paris) 1971, the above- mentioned dissertations on Yiddish education in the Soviet Union, New York 1971 (in English: "The History of Jewish Education in the Soviet Union) Portraits and educates” (New York) 1979.

For more than a half-century, Dr. Schulman was occupied with problems of Yiddish literature as a literary historian, critic, and also as a chronicler who has, with great care, observed and recorded the emergence of its actual development. Among the literary critics in America he held a prominent position, as the only one who responded to every new Yiddish book that was published in the world. With particular interest, he followed everything that was transpiring in the Soviet Union on this subject.

He was absorbed in the Yiddish literature, not only as a timely researcher, but also because of a personal intimacy with its creators and with the Yiddish press. The list of the newspapers and other periodical publications that he wrote for, already tells us how much he was personally involved with the Yiddish press and other publishing vehicles. Particularly, as he was an editor and co-editor of periodicals. This diversified knowledge of the Yiddish writers, and Yiddish newspapers and other publications was reflected in his publications of hundreds of articles and studies.

This alone would be enough to establish that no future researcher of Yiddish literature could disregard with indifference such a source of knowledge as the works of Eliyahu Schulman and the Schulman archives.

However, he was not only a chronicler and communicator. He was an original analyst, and from the works he treated, he tried to derive answers to cardinal problems whether it was regarding Yiddish culture or Yiddish life, in general. His approach is reflected in his treatment of Chaim Nakhman Bialik which is included in his book "Portraits and Educates". Schulman devotes himself to this task, especially with analyzing Bialik's Yiddish poems and translations: “Bialik as a Yiddish poet and his place in Yiddish poetry. However, in this study there is another theme which is no less interesting and important -- Bialik's relationship to Yiddish and how it differed from his relationship to Hebrew. Also, there is another problem: should we evaluate Bialik's relationship to Yiddish as positive, and is he justified in saying that Yiddish culture and Yiddish language has no future?

Schulman did not only analyze the approach and opinion of others. In his writings he did not only pose the question. He took his own stand and defended the thought that Yiddish literature and generally Yiddish culture and language, has a future. He even considered the problem of the probability of having Yiddish literature in a non-Yiddish language. For example, a Yiddish literature in English. Moreover, regarding this subject, he not only pointed out that such a problem existed, but he defended the thought that it is not possible to have a Yiddish literature in a foreign language. He also pointed out that Yiddish literature in a foreign language is not Yiddish, even though it is written by Jews and the figures and themes are Yiddish.

With great affection, Schulman was linked to Yiddish writers of the past and to their works. In the Yiddish literature of the past he saw hope for its future. In "How Much the Yiddish Literature Has Accumulated Treasures" he wrote in the New Yorker "Forwards", April 21, 1974 and it has full storehouses of really authentic works, so much does it exist and will exist as long as the Jewish nation will exist."

With such great belief, he became the chronicler of Yiddish literature. He listened daily to its breath and registered its pulse. This establishes his special role as a critic of Yiddish literature.

Dr. Schulman defended the creators of the "accumulated treasures", the great masters of Yiddish literature of the past, and also because of methodological motives. He was engaged in polemics their critics as using a false no-historical method in comparing the Jewish life of the past with the Jewish life of today, not taking into consideration the different living conditions. This is also related to his approach to the works of the Jewish writers of the Soviet Union. Characteristic is Schulman's controversy with writers like Abraham Golomb, Jacob Glatstein and Knib Abraham, who criticized greatly Mendele Mokher Sforim, the “Grandfather of the modern Yiddish literature". They accused him of concentrating too much on the dark side of Jewish life. In his work, "Mendele Mokher Sforim On the Fifteenth Anniversary of his Death" (printed in "Zukumft, March-April, 1968, and included in the "Portraits and Educates" , Schulman answered them: "The three writers believe that Mendele did not approach the Jewish life with enough consideration, understanding and sympathy therefore they think that Mendele's works are not of great value to us, according to how he was rated until now. All the three writers quoted from Mendele's creations in order to back up their opinions, and their proof is impressive. We must remember, however, they approach Mendele's work from a modern, subjective point of view, not from the historical one that is necessary when one evaluates a writer without making a changed of editorship. When we study Mendele's works from the proper perspective then we can understand their value for today's generation."

A separate meaning has the observation about employing the proper perspective regarding Yiddish literature in the Soviet Union. Writing about the talented soviet Yiddish literature-historian and belletenist, Meyer Weiner, Schulman emphasizes that when a Jewish writer is linked with the Communist party in the twenties, you can't use the same evaluation as you would employ in the 70's, because in the twenties Communism had enough strength to spread many illusions. Another methodical statement: the works of the Soviet Yiddish writers are "full of Stalinist deiects", and this is unavoidable.

But this does not mean that there is no value in these works. They include values. You have to cleanse them of what is improper and enter them into the treasury of Yiddish literature. Schulman emphasizes that due to the necessity of conforming to the Communist party standards and dogmas were lost in the Soviet Union, many talented people and Yiddish culture suffered great losses long before the physical total liquidation of Yiddish culture and her creators in the 1940's and in the beginning of the 1950's.

Dr. Jacob Shatsky once noted that the "self-criticism" of the Soviet-Yiddish writer, Max Eric, was like confession of a "Maronite". In Schulman's writings, the expression is his proof that the forced "Maranism" played a great role in the development of the Yiddish literature in the Soviet Union.

Dr. Schulman's investigative, literary, and pedagogic work is closely connected with his social activity. During his whole life, he was a convinced democratic-socialist and was connected with the Jewish socialist-democratic movement in America. He was also active in several cultural organizations. He belonged to the leadership of the World Culture Congress, also active in the Yiddish Pen Club and in J.L. Peretz writers farein. He participated in various world conferences which dealt with problems of Yiddish literature and culture.

In 1979, Dr. Schulman was awarded the Atron prize and in 1986 was awarded the Itsik Manger prize. The latter is considered the highest distinction awarded for Jewish writing. He was not able to appear personally to accept the prize. He died June 19, 1986, in Israel, as he arrived to participate in the award ceremony. His funeral took place in New York on June 23rd.


Joseph Reider was born in the province of Volhynia, Russia, in 1886. In his correspondence with Dropsie College president Abraham Neuman, Dr. Reider expressed some uncertainty about his exact date of birth, and referred to his Polish passport for confirmation of the year.

To quote from the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia (1943), Reider "studied at the University of Gottingen, Germany before coming to the United States in 1904. Here he received his A. B. degree from the College of the City of New York in 1910, and his Ph.D. degree from Dropsie College in 1913. Immediately after being awarded his degree by Dropsie College, Reider was made professor of Biblical philology at the college and was also appointed librarian." He retained both these posts until his retirement in 1959.

He lectured on a variety of topics at Dropsie College. For example, in the 1945-1946 academic year he offered courses in Hebrew Grammar, the Book of Job, and the Aramaic papyri of Assuan and Elephantine. This collection includes some of his notes for each of these courses and others, including Hebrew Bibliography.

Dr. Reider contributed numerous reviews and articles to both Hebrew- and English-language periodicals and encyclopedias, and also served on the publication committee of the Jewish Publication Society (JPS). His monographs include his Ph.D. thesis, Prolegomena to a Greek-Hebrew and Hebrew-Greek Index to Aquila, published by Dropsie College in 1916, and a translation with commentary of  The Book of Wisdom, published in 1957 by Harper & Brothers for Dropsie College, as part of its Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha Series. According to one biographical statement, he also published a translation and commentary on the Sibylline Oracles.

He extensively edited Deuteronomy with Commentary, originally submitted to the Jewish Publication Society by Dr. H. Hirschfeld, published by the JPS in 1937 under Dr. Reider's name. He also wrote a book on the life and influence of Samuel David Luzzatto. He proposed this work to the JPS in 1942 and submitted the manuscript for review in 1945, but it was never published.

He was a member of the American Oriental Society, the American Society of Biblical Literature, and the American Library Association. He also served on the Publication Committee of the Jewish Publication Society of America.

Dr. Reider married Anna Farstej. They had two children, Raphael Benjamin and Emanuel T. Reider. At the time of his death on November 29, 1960, Dr. Reider was also survived by grandchildren.


Martin Meyerson was the fifth president of the University of Pennsylvania, from 1970-1981, and was associated with Penn for over fifty years. With his background in city planning, he brought a unique perspective to the university, focusing on producing cutting-edge research to benefit society.

He began his academic career in 1948 at the University of Chicago before coming to Penn in 1952 as an associate professor of city and regional planning. In 1957, he left for Harvard University and later served as dean of the College of Environmental Design at the University of California at Berkeley. While at Berkeley, he served as acting chancellor during the student unrest of the Free Speech movement. He then served as president of the State University of New York at Buffalo before returning to Penn as president in 1970. During his tenure, which lasted until 1981, he oversaw the consolidation of several colleges and programs into the School of Arts and Sciences.

After leaving the presidency, Meyerson remained active at Penn as University Professor of Public Policy Analysis and City and Regional Planning and as chair of the University of Pennsylvania Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania Press, the Institute for Research on Higher Education, and the Monell Chemical Senses Center. He was also co-chair of Penn's 250th anniversary celebration. Meyerson also served on the boards of the Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences, the Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies, and the Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response. He also chaired the University's Fels Center of Government program until February 1996. With his wife, Margy, he was co-president of the Friends of the Library, in which capacity they served on the Library's Board of Overseers.

As an expert on national, regional, urban, and industrial development, Meyerson was a United Nations advisor and delegate, as well as a consultant to several West African nations and to the Governor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. He founded London's Centre for Environmental Studies and Japan's International Centre for the Study of East Asian Development and was an advisor to France's Institut National de la Communication Audiovisuelle. He served as Chair of the International Institute for Education and President of the International Association of Universities and held leadership positions with dozens of American organizations dedicated to urban affairs, education, science, foreign policy, conservation, and the arts. He served on several White House task forces and on the councils of a number of government agencies.

His books included Politics, Planning, and the Public Interest,  Housing, People, and Cities,  The Conscience of the City, and  Boston: The Job Ahead. With Dr. Dilys Winegrad, director and curator of the Arthur Ross Gallery, he wrote  Gladly Learn and Gladly Teach, a history of Penn. He also co-authored  Face of the Metropolis.

(Excerpts from University of Pennsylvania News, "Death of President Emeritus Martin Meyerson" June 6, 2007).


Samuel Tobias Lachs was born April 8, 1926 in Philadelphia, PA. He attended Central High School in Philadelphia, Gratz College from which he was awarded a teacher's diploma in 1945 and the University of Pennsylvania from which he was granted an A.B. in 1946. He then attended the Jewish Theological Seminary and became an ordained rabbi in 1950 and attained a PhD from Dropsie College in 1958.

In 1971 Lachs became an associate professor of the History of Religion Department at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA. He became a full professor in 1977 and the following year was appointed chair of the department, a position which he held until his retirement. He was named the Leslie Clark Professor Emeritus in the Humanities, Professor Emeritus of History of Religion and the Katherine E. McBride Professor of Judaic Studies in 1992. Dr. Lachs also taught at several other institutions. He was a visiting lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania (summer 1966), Haverford College (1966-1970), Swarthmore College (1966), and Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (Lecturer, 1982-1983) and Acting Core Director (Rabbinics, 1983-1984). In addition, he held several posts at Gratz College, including Associate Professor of Rabbinics and Bible (1960-1962).

Dr. Lachs was actively engaged in a variety of professional activities during his career. He served briefly as an assistant rabbi at Congregation Emanu-El and for six years as the Conservative rabbi at Congregation at Ahavath Israel, both in the Oak Lane section of Philadelphia. He served as Chairman of the Board of License of Greater Philadelphia (1982-1986) and was a member of the Publications Committee of the Jewish Publication Society of America from 1984-1987. He served on the Middle States Evaluation Team for American Programs Abroad (Israel) in 1984 and 1987.

Dr. Lachs published a number of books and articles throughout his career. He co-authored the Gratz College Anniversary Volume with I.D. Passow and co-authored  Judaism with Saul P. Wachs. He published  A Rabbinic Commentary on the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke (1987) and  Humanism in the Talmud and Midrash (1992). His articles were published in a variety of publications including the  Jewish Quarterly Review and  Harvard Theological Review.

Dr. Lachs was highly respected by his peers. Fellow scholar, Jeffrey Tigay, Ellis professor of Hebrew and Languages and Literatures in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania, described him as "'a real master' who drew droves of students and inspired many to pursue careers in scholarship and religion." Adina Potok, and her husband, Chaim Potok, studied with Dr. Lachs every Saturday for many years at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El in Wynnewood, the synagogue at which all three were members. "When he was teaching Talmud...he brought in material from Greek philosophy, from Roman law and culture, from Christianity..." noted Adina Potok. (2)

Dr. Lachs married his wife, Phyllis M. Seltzer in 1950. They had four children, Susanna, Benjamin, Michael and Joshua. Dr. Lachs died in 2000.


1. Curriculum vitae, Samuel T. Lachs.

2. Obituary, "Philadelphia Inquirer," 2000 September 19.

Scope and Contents

The collection ranges in date from about 1910 (almost no earlier material was found in the collection) to 1966, with the bulk of the material relating to the 1940s and 1950s. The material is divided into two distinct groups:

Professional work - consisting of notes, diaries, drafts, manuscripts, articles and correspondence on Neuman's work as a scholar in Jewish History.

Dropsie College material - pertaining to the period of Neuman's presidency of Dropsie College.

While the Dropsie College material was filed alphabetically during Neuman's tenure as president of Dropsie College, the professional material was only generally arranged during the years by Neuman himself. Therefore, the processor arranged this material topically. As personal material was scattered in the various files, an effort was made to gather the material into one box of personal material (Box 9). In spite of this, personal material that was filed originally in the Dropsie College alphabetical files was left untouched.

Group and Series Descriptions

1. Professional and Personal Papers (Boxes 1-20)

As was mentioned above, the professional material was accumulated throughout Neuman's career. Therefore, one may find notes and drafts of articles from an early period of his career, as well as from later periods. Usually the notes and drafts are undated. Except for the Cyrus Adler Biography material, most of the material was unorganized. Therefore, the processor made an effort to group the material in a few boxes. Missing from the collection as a whole is pre-Dropsie College period correspondence with family and colleagues of Dr. Neuman. This might have been kept by the family.

Worth mentioning in this series are:

Addresses (Box 1)

Box 1 consists of addresses made by Neuman on various occasions. The first items on the container list are undated addresses; the rest of the addresses are organized chronologically. The bulk of the material consists of addresses made while Neuman was President of Dropsie College.

For additional information, the researcher may refer to addresses and lectures of Neuman according to specific organizations, universities, etc. in the Dropsie College Correspondence.

Drafts of Books and articles (Boxes 3, 11) and Offprints (Box 8)

These boxes contain drafts of books later published, such as The Jews in Spain, and drafts of articles. Box 8 contains offprints of articles written by Neuman, arranged chronologically. Box 11 also contains typescripts of articles sent to the press.

Correspondence with Neuman on his writings (Box 10)

This box contains correspondence on lectures, articles and books published by Neuman during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

Books of Chronicles (Boxes 6 and 7)

These books were arranged chronologically, probably by Neuman. They include photographs, newspaper clippings and reprints.

Album of Clippings (Box 20)

Arranged probably by Neuman, this album consists of clippings and photographs mainly concerning Neuman's professional activities.

Cyrus Adler Biography (Box 4)

This box contains mainly correspondence with Harry Schneiderman of the American Jewish Committee on the Cyrus Adler biography (1942).

Typescripts and offprints by other authors (Box 5)

Box 5 consists mainly of offprints of articles by other authors. The container list is alphabetically arranged. Correspondence with these authors and sometimes their manuscripts can also be found in the Dropsie College Alphabetical Correspondence.

Notes (Boxes 12-19)

These boxes of notes consist mainly of catalog cards, handwritten by Neuman, including notes for his writings as well as an alphabetical card catalog of various quotations by other authors (Box 17). The notes are in English and Hebrew.

Personal Box (Box 9)

This box consists of scattered material, arranged chronologically: curriculum vitae, correspondence with and by family members, sketches of Neuman, honorary degrees, etc.

2. Dropsie College Correspondence (Boxes 21-91)

Correspondence constitutes the lion’s share of the Neuman Papers. This group is arranged alphabetically and includes personal names, corporate names, and subjects. All files are organized in a strict alphabetical order (Ma before Mc-) and each new letter of the alphabet starts with one or more files of "miscellaneous" correspondence. The "miscellaneous" files consist of correspondence with various persons or organizations too slight in extent for each to be given a separate folder. However, an attempt was made to keep the original filing of material, done by assistants and secretaries of Neuman, even if folders are slight. The rare presence of photographs is indicated in the container list.

The container list consists of a description of boxes which are arranged alphabetically. Files of special interest are specifically mentioned in a note on the "scope and contents" of a box. This includes files which contain correspondence - either short or extensive - with well-known figures (scholars, politicians, rabbis, etc.), organizations (for example, the American Jewish Committee, Hadassah, etc.) or institutions (for example, The Jewish Theological Seminary, The Hebrew University). The correspondence reflects not only professional contacts but sometimes Neuman's personal ties. For example, in the Louis Levinthal correspondence, some of the letters belong to the days of Cyrus Adler's presidency of Dropsie College. Another example is correspondence with the Graduate School for Jewish Social Work, which begins with correspondence with Cyrus Adler and continues with correspondence with Abraham Neuman.

Topical Files

Most of the correspondence files relate to individuals, while others concern organizations, activities or topics. Files pertaining to specific topics usually consist of material sent or received through the mail. There are virtually no "vertical files," or collections of what might be called general information about any subject, although many files do include such ephemera as brochures and newspaper clippings. Dr. Neuman or his assistants did not cross-file carbon copies between individual correspondents and subjects. For example, while there is a file of letters exchanged with Moshe Davis, it does not contain every single letter Neuman exchanged with him. Many other letters both to and from Mr. Davis appear in other files. A researcher seeking information on M. Davis should consult files of the Hebrew University, etc.

Individual Files

Files of individual persons contain both the letters received from that individual (and/or his family) and any drafts or carbon copies made of Neuman's letters to that individual. In addition, many files also contain correspondence to and from others about that individual. For example, files relating to faculty members may contain letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. A few individual boxes or series are worthwhile mentioning:

Cyrus Adler Correspondence

Box 21 contains mostly correspondence between Neuman and Adler, death notices upon Adler's death and correspondence with Mrs. Adler. This box is important in the Neuman collection because it documents Neuman's history at the College and his relationship with Cyrus Adler. Further correspondence between Adler and Neuman can be found in a few files, such as Fundraising in New York (Box 48).

The American Jewish Committee

Correspondence and ephemera of the American Jewish Committee can be found in boxes 24 and 25. For correspondence with specific members of the Committee, see individual files.

Dropsie College Series

Boxes 37, 38 and 39 contain material relating to Dropsie College administrative and financial matters. History examinations of Dropsie College can also be found in this series.

Fundraising Activity

Boxes 46, 47, 48 and 49 contain material on fundraising activity during the 1950s and 1960s. This material was originally arranged according to names of cities and not according to names of states. The original organization was maintained.

The Jewish Quarterly Review

Box 59 contains correspondence regarding the Jewish Quarterly Review (JQR). As a matter of fact, a large portion of the Dropsie College correspondence consists of correspondence with subscribers of the journal, with potential donors and with scholars wishing to publish in the journal. Drafts of articles, correspondence on content and the structure of articles, as well as rejection letters, are numerous.

The Jewish Theological Seminary

Boxes 60 and 61 contain correspondence and ephemera of the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). Elsewhere in the container list, one may find additional information (for instance, correspondence with faculty of the JTS, JTS publications, cooperation on certain topics between the JTS and Dropsie College, etc.).

The Middle East Institute

Boxes 68, 69, 70 and 71 contain correspondence of and about the Middle East Institute.

Neuman as Dropsie College President

Box 79 consists of material relating to Neuman as president of the Dropsie College. Numerous notes of congratulations, sent to Neuman upon his election to the post in 1940, as well as administrative matters concerning Neuman, can be found in this series.

Certificates, Honorary Degrees

Files 92-97 consist of certificates and honorary degrees conferred upon Neuman. They are all oversized and have been transferred to the oversized documents storage.

Scope and Contents

The Binswanger/Solis-Cohen Collection has been divided into six groupings or series, mainly by family, although the groupings should be considered fluid as the families and individuals were related.

The majority of the material relates to the activities of the Solis-Cohen family, with about one-half attributable to Emily Solis-Cohen, Jr. Born in 1866, Emily was the eldest child, and only daughter, of Solomon Solis-Cohen. A significant portion of the material is composed of transcriptions and typed versions of the letters of Isaac Leeser and material which Emily used in writing her manuscripts for two unpublished biographies of Rev. Isaac Leeser: "Isaac Leeser: An American Beginner" and "Isaac Leeser: The Man and His Destiny." Notes and typescripts for other works by Solis-Cohen include "The Valiant Maccabees" (co-authored with Remo Bufano), "Biography of Isaac Harby" and "Hanukkah: The Feast of Lights." Emily also was involved in a variety of local activities and the files contain reports which demonstrate her involvement with the Hebrew Sunday School Society of Philadelphia and the Henrietta Szold 70th Birthday Celebration. There is a significant amount of personal and professional correspondence in the series, including letters from Justice Benjamin Cardozo, Rosa Mordecai, Isabel Hewson Manning and Cyrus Adler.

The second series contains material related to Miriam Binswanger Solis-Cohen. Miriam, Isidore Binswanger's daughter, married Dr. Jacob Da Silva Solis-Cohen. The material in the collection includes Blue Books with notes on history, school papers, and a wealth of family correspondence from 1870-1890. Also included is a copy of "Desdemona of the Ghetto," published in 1925, which was written by Miriam's daughter, Judith.

The third series, Dr. Solomon Solis-Cohen, is composed of material, including correspondence and writings, by and about Dr. Solis-Cohen. The majority of the correspondence is undated, although the month or day of the week may be included. Much of the rest of the material can be roughly dated to 1880-1930. Drafts of a number of articles, on both medical, religious and civic topics are included among the files, and demonstrate the range of interests and activities in which Solis-Cohen was involved and interested. Also included in this series is a draft of a biography about Dr. Solis-Cohen by his daughter, Emily Solis-Cohen, Jr.

The fourth series, Binswanger/Solis-Cohen Family, includes a variety of material related to a number of members of the Binswanger and Solis-Cohen families. Chief among this is correspondence between family members. There are also three Birthday Books for Aunt Clara's annual birthday celebration, memoirs and recollections of family members, genealogical charts tracing the Binswanger and Solis- Cohen families and the connected branches. Two Estate Sale catalogues of the books/library of Moses Polock are in the collection--A.S.W. Rosenbach, his nephew, was greatly influenced by the library of his uncle Moses Polock. There are also several advertising and dance cards from balls held in Philadelphia in the nineteenth century.

The fifth series, Binswanger Family, contains several items. Following his death in 1890, the Binswanger family published a memorial book on Isidore Binswanger. There are five copies of this book in this collection. One is inscribed "M. [B]. S-C." on the flyleaf and another is inscribed "Miriam Fonseca Solis-Cohen from Grandma Binswanger" and contains an 1895 notice of the seventy-fifth birthday anniversary of Isidore Binswanger to be held at the Jewish Foster Home. There is also a Braille copy of "Desdemona of the Ghetto" and "The Last Magazine" which was published by the Wednesday Evening Literary of Philadelphia, in memory of Judith Solis-Cohen, of which she was the founder. In addition, there is a series of letters (dated 1929) acknowledging the gift of the Braille copy by numerous libraries and schools for the blind from across the United States (including thirty-four states), Hawaii, Canada, and Great Britain. There is also a large leather-bound photograph album of photographs of various members of the Binswanger family (including Benswangers, Egers, Polocks, Rosenbachs, Goldsmits, and at least two rabbis from Philadelphia congregations (Jacob Frankel and George Jacobs). While some of the photographs are labeled, not all are. Most appear to be late nineteenth century.

The sixth series, Heirlooms, is a small group of items which are fragile. These include a wedding veil, a fan, a wreath, part of a glass (minus part of the stem and base), a baby garment and a cap. There is little or no accompanying information as to their significance, other than labels: "Grandma Polock's Cap" and "Grandma Polock's Baby's Undergarment."

The basic organization of the collection, and the titling of the individual folders, was completed in 1991 by Arthur Kiron. The 2017 finding aid builds on that organization and includes the related families.

Scope and Contents

The Eduard Glazer Manuscript Collection consists of four folders, consisting mostly of offprints as well as some correspondence and manuscript material by Glaser himself. The collection also contains correspondence from S. Glaser, Eduard's brother, who ultimately sold the collection to Dropsie.

The initial collection contained approximately 450 volumes of Glaser’s books, which have since been incorporated into the Library’s collections. In addition, three manuscripts (#71, 72, and 74) were originally part of this collection but have been added to the Rare Ms collection.

Scope and Contents

"Complete works of all the famous Arabian explorers...very important Arabic texts and works relating to epigraphy of Ethiopic..." (Report by J. Reider, Feb. 20, 1923 - see accession file)

Scope and Contents

The archives reflect Dr. Schulman's life, his literary, the pedagogic and social activity. The collection consists of the following: personal documents, correspondence, manuscripts, printed materials in Yiddish; English works (original and translations from Yiddish) pedagogy, editorial and social activities; writings of assorted authors about Dr. Schulman, and photographs.

The personal documents include: Dr. Schulman's original birth certificate issued in Slutsk (White Russia) ; confirmations from schools in which he studied; membership cards from various institutions, organizations, and associations. Among these are identification card of “Litererishe Dlely” in Warsaw in 1935, to which he was a contributor; a membership card from the Union of Yiddish Writers and journalists in Vilna, 1936; passports, among which is a passport stating that he crossed the border in the Soviet Union in June, 1936; and biographical and bibliographical notices.

The second section includes his correspondence and family letters; letters from individuals and from universities, institutions, organizations, libraries; publication houses, editors, newspapers, etc. In the family letters we find letters from Dr. Schulman to his father written from Vilna and Kiev in 1935-1936.

The letters from individuals are a rich collection, including letters from poets, writers, literary critics, historians, professors, social activists, friends, and others. Among these there are letters from Matis Olitsky, Hirsh Osherovich, Israel Berkowitz, Chaim Grade, Binim Heller, Meyer Kharitz, Wolfp Tambor (Romania), Joseph Leftvich, Abraham Sutkover, Aaron Zeitlin, G. Katsenelson, Melech Ravich, Jacob Shargel and others.

The letters are arranged in alphabetical order (by writer) with dates and remarks given.

In a third section are his manuscripts arranged alphabetically according to titles (with dates, where possible). The number of pages of all manuscripts is noted; whether it was published; and when and how it was printed. The notation "A.D." was used to indicate that no date is available.

The number of manuscripts is significant and includes articles, essays, speeches, biographies of writers, and larger works. In the same section there are lectures in the Vilna Yivo in 1935-1936.

The contents of the manuscripts are not always the same as the printed form. Not all of the manuscripts were published. Therefore published manuscripts are arranged in a fourth section, described in the same way as manuscripts Dr. Schulman published.

It was not necessary to separate the English publications into different groups, as there are few. These are works originally written in English, and others translations from Yiddish. They are arranged in the same way as the manuscripts and printed materials.

The fifth section, which includes educational and social activities is very interesting. There are materials from Queens college, where Dr. Schulman was a professor. These include various instructions, information, reports, lists of students; a list of professors of Yiddish Studies; programs of Yiddish history, literature and culture; lists of text books, exam questions; writings by students. In the same section there are also materials of the Yiddish teacher seminar "Hertzliah", from the magazine "Der Veker" and also Dr. Schulman's lectures.

In the collection are found works of various writers, placed in a sixth section; poetry; prose; some greater works; a drama in three acts; a novel, mostly in Yiddish; and a few in English, manuscripts and printed. The authors sent him their works, soliciting his opinions or submitting them to be published in periodicals which he edited.

In the seventh section about Dr. Schulman and his works, there are criticisms and essays about his publications.

The final section includes agreements regarding various cultural undertakings and photographs. Names and titles are given according to arrangement of the original materials. Researchers will find Dr. Schulman's private archives a rich source of Yiddish literature and culture.

Scope and Contents

Bulk dates

The majority of the collection is undated, but appears to have been created during Dr. Reider's tenure on the faculty of Dropsie College (1913-1959). There is much material concerning his doctoral thesis on Aquila, accepted in 1913. Those notes written in German may relate to his studies at Gottingen University, prior to his emigration to the United States in 1904.


The bulk of this material consists of Dr. Reider's lecture notes for the courses which he taught at Dropsie College, and notes for various publications which he either wrote or planned to write.

The materials relating to his work on Aquila are the perhaps most voluminous group on a single subject, followed by his notes on Hebrew grammar. The great majority of these notes were written on 3 x 5" index cards, or paper slips of similar dimensions. Most of the notes were written in ink, but many were written in pencil. Virtually all of it is written in a small hand, suited to the dimensions of the paper, which may limit its legibility.

Other materials include typescripts of articles by Reider and other authors, some unidentified, as well as a small amount of correspondence, printed ephemera, and a few facsimiles (probably incomplete). In addition, numerous ephemeral publications authored by Dr. Reider were transferred to this collection from the Dropsie College Pamphlet Collection. Many of these were taken directly from copies of The Jewish Quarterly Review, published by the College. The only offprint originally found among his papers is the title "Etymological Studies in Biblical Hebrew."


Much of this material is in poor condition, having been created using acidic papers and improperly stored for many years. The index cards and paper slips, particularly the latter, are brittle and often discolored with their own acidity. Also, many items have been damaged by the residue of decomposed rubber bands and rusted metal clips. In removing these harmful materials, some brittle items were unavoidably torn. There is evidence of some mold on those cards which touched the original metal drawer dividers.


The notes were carefully shifted from metal drawers to acid-free boxes in 1992. It became clear at that time that some of this material was no longer in the original order. The current arrangement of the collection reflects the preliminary-level processing which was done in 1996. The goals of this processing were to remove harmful materials (such as rusted clips), organize the material into series, restore some of the lost order to the English-language materials, and produce a preliminary finding aid.

In Boxes 3-6, blank 3 x 5" guide cards were used to separate the numerous sets of notes which had formerly been bundled together by rubber bands or paper clips. Most of these notes are in the order in which they were found, but some sets of notes have been reorganized to restore them to their presumed original context (for example, two bundles of notes concerning Zacuto were reunited.) Most, but not all, of these sets of notes are prefaced by a "title page"; that is, the group begins with a card or slip bearing only the title of the work.

Titles of note-sets in English are listed in the finding aid just as they appear on the card. Descriptive titles and additional notations which have been given by the processor appear in brackets. The most commonly assigned description is: ["Miscellaneous notes"]. This indicates the presence of additional material without titles or written in languages other than English. A high percentage of the latter material may prove to be out of order. Items found among the note sets which are larger than the 3 x 5" format were removed and placed in folders.

The folders in Box 1 are arranged alphabetically by topic. Those in Box 2 comprise a combination of items removed from the note-sets due to their larger format, and legal-size materials. The folders in Box 7 are arranged alphabetically by title.

Processor's Note

Professor George Foot Moore once remarked: "It requires more scholarship to make a good index than to write a book that is indexed." This quotation is one of the many collected by Dr. Reider, perhaps for use in his own writings and lectures. It underscores the preliminary nature of the present finding aid, which is intended to serve only as a temporary guide to the collection until it can be more completely inventoried.

Scope and Contents

The Margy and Martin Meyerson collection has been arranged into eighteen subjects by topic:

1) Building Israel: Land, Planning, etc. 2) Building Israel: Politics 3) Investment in Israel 4) Jewish Community 5) Education 6) Art and Fashion 7) Social Studies 8) Tour Itinerary (n.d.) 9) Tourist Information: Maps, Pamphlets, etc. 10) World Jewish Congress 11) Holocaust 12) Israeli/Cairo 13) Israel/ Diaspora 14) Papers & Memorabilia 15) Pamphlets & Articles 16) Oriental Amulets 17) Boston Globe Magazine: Gaza: 18) Israel Pocket Library Books

The Oriental Amulets (4 items) have been shelved separately.

Scope and Contents

Because of the nature of the collection, the contents within it vary quite a bit. Many of the folders/collections were found during various inventories of the archives, and as they did not seem to fit into any of the existing collections, were placed here. There are a few collections, however, such as the Samuel Posnanski Collection, the Jacob Hoschander Collection, the Moise Schwab Collection, and the Joseph Zolin Collection, which contain manuscripts that were removed from the Adler Collection. All of these manuscripts or typescripts were submitted to the Jewish Quarterly Review through Adler, and were therefore seen by the processor of the Adler Collection as separate from the collection.

Scope and Contents

The Samuel T. Lachs Collection consists almost entirely of drafts of manuscripts for books and articles. Several of the drafts are for articles which were published in the Jewish Quarterly Review and for Kol Nidre sermons. The majority, however, are for books which were not published and clearly demonstrate the lengthy process and revisions which Lachs went through. Lachs, in his curriculum vitae of 1996, noted five projects which he had completed but not published and all of these are represented among the drafts in the collection. Lachs also noted five projects which were in progress at that time and at least one of the drafts in the collection comes from this list. It should be noted that tracking Lachs's progress through his project list, and comparing it to the list of items in the Lachs collection, is made more difficult by the fact that the titles of the manuscripts occasionally changed as he worked through his revisions. In addition, most of the drafts are undated or contain the same date, adding to the difficulty in tracking the revisions.

Administrative Information

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University of Pennsylvania: Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies,  July 1996

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Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Anat Banin.

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Louise Strauss

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Finding aid prepared by Louise Strauss

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Finding aid prepared by Dr. Felicia Figa

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Judith A. Robins, with the assistance of Dr. Robert Kraft.

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Michelle Chesner

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Finding aid prepared by Michelle Chesner

Revision Description

Louise A. Strauss 2016 July 25

Revision Description

Entered into Archivist's Toolkit by Michelle Chesner 3/25/10

Revision Description

 March 30, 2016

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Revised by Louise Strauss 7/7/17

Access Restrictions

Box 87, File Folder 8 contains personal information about Dropsie College employees and therefore access is restricted.

Access Restrictions


Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Use Restrictions


Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift from Sylvia Schulman

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

In March, 1991, Emanuel Reider, son of Dr. Joseph Reider, donated this collection of his father's papers to the Annenberg Research Institute, successor institution to Dropsie College, which later became the Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies.

Processing Information note

Before the present work (1997) of processing and description began, at least two previous attempts were made to process the collection. The first attempts focused on the physical features of the collection: placing the material into acid-free files, replacing old clips with plastic clips, etc. Apparently, the files that were taken care of were randomly selected, and only a small part was processed. Most of the material was later processed alphabetically (roughly 50 boxes of a total of 91) and placed in containers. The phrase "DC 2 A" was added as a notation on each file folder in the Dropsie College Correspondence series. It seems that this procedure was in accordance with the original filing, either by Neuman or by the registrar, Sarai Zausmer (she signed many of the letters). Evidence to this is pencil notations on many of the documents, for example, "File: Levy", or circles around last names. Such notations might have been added when the files were not self-evident from such information as the signator, letterhead, or addressee. Many of these originally bear the notation "DC" indicating that this material was processed by the administration of Dropsie College. The processor continued processing this collection in this manner.

While the Dropsie College correspondence was mostly prearranged, the processor took the liberty of determining whether to place the material alphabetically or chronologically in the Personal and Professional Papers. The processor also split up files to maintain a standard size for each file. When this was done, it was a chronological division.

The researcher is advised to consult the Cyrus Adler Papers, since for the first period of Neuman's presidency at Dropsie College, Neuman added his correspondence to existing files.

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Related Materials

Related Collections

The Abraham A. Neuman Papers are integral to the archival records of the Dropsie College.

Individual groups and series within the Archives should also be consulted.

Related Archival Materials note

Isaac Leeser Collection, Library of the Katz Center of the University of Pennsylvania, ARC MS 2

Papers of the Solis-Cohen Family at the American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, New York, P-642

Solis-Cohen Family Collection at Thomas Jefferson University, MS 042

Emily Solis-Cohen Papers at the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, MS-450

Emily Solis-Cohen Collection at The Research Library of the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Philadelphia

Hannah Jeanette Hoffman Elbert Correspondence and Photographs, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, SCRC 32

Jacob Solis-Cohen, Jr. Collection at The Research Library of the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Philadelphia, MSS 14

Related Archival Materials note

Other Boonin Collections can be found at:

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Mr. Boonin co-authored The Davidows: the experiences of an immigrant family with David J. Goldberg, 1995)

Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Boonin family Papers about Mendel Boonin who immigrated in 1911)

Related Collection

Henry Malter Collection (ARC MS28)

Related Archival Materials note

Dropsie College Archives, Faculty records

Cyrus Adler Collection (MS 26)

Related Archival Materials note

More papers detailing Meyerson's activities can be found in the Martin Meyerson Papers (UPT 50 M613M) at the University of Pennsylvania Archives.


Oversize Materials

Certain materials have been removed from their original context within the collection due to their size and format. Certificates, honorary degrees and awards were placed in files and transferred to the Oversized Items collection at the Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies (seven items, files 92-97, see container list).

Rare Items

Two rare items were removed to the Rare Book Collection at the Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies:

--A Hebrew calendar from 1856

--A Sura from the Koran (undated)

Abraham Katsh papers

A few files including correspondence with Abraham Katsh, bearing later dates than the Neuman Papers, have been transferred from the Dropsie College Papers in the A. Neuman files to the Abraham Katsh Papers in the Dropsie College Collection:

--A file regarding the Harris Estate (1968-1969)

--Three files of pamphlets, documents and correspondence with the U. S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare (1968-1969).

Insurance Matters (the 1980's)

Two files containing information and correspondence on insurance matters dating from 1980-1983 were transferred to the building management of the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies.

Books Pamphlets

The following publications have been transferred to the Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies:

--International Antiquariaat: Fine and Good Books from the XVth - XXth Cent., including some manuscripts, catalogue no. 49

--Judaica - Hebraica, manuscripts - incunabula Hebrew books printed on vellum; Jewish and Hebrew Books 1500-1943; Catalogue no. 95

Separated Materials note

One item was removed from the collection. This is a bronze figurine, 3.5" high, similar to Egyptian funerary figures, "Utashbis." The figurine has been transferred to the Library's artifact collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning.
  • Jewish Publication Society of America.
  • Jewish Quarterly Review (Philadelphia, Pa.). Monograph series.
  • Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
Personal Name(s)
  • Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940
  • Agron, Gershon, 1894-1959
  • Ben-Gurion, David, 1886-1973
  • Billikopf, Jacob, 1883-1950
  • Bullitt, William Christian, 1891-1967
  • Bunche, Ralph J. (Johnson), 1904-1971
  • Cohen, Mortimer J., (Mortimer Joseph), 1894-1972.
  • Diefenbaker, John G., 1895-1979
  • Felix, Frankfurter, 1882-1965
  • Fineshriber, William H. (William Howard), 1878-1968
  • Grayzel, Solomon, 1896-1980.
  • Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem, 1881-1983
  • Levinthal, Louis E. (Louis Edward), 1892-1976
  • Lewis, Bernard, 1916
  • Magnes, Judah Leon, 1877-1948.
  • Orlinsky, Harry Meyer, 1908-1992
  • Passow, Isidore David, 1918-2008
  • Satinsky, Sol, 1900-1966
  • Segal, Bernard G. (Bernard Gerard), 1907-1997
  • Wolf, Edwin, 1911-1991
  • Zeitlin, Solomon, 1886-1976
  • Zolli, Eugenio, 1881-1956

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts (documents)
  • Photographs
Geographic Name(s)
  • Congregation Mikveh Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Jewish Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Binswanger, Isidore, 1820-1890
  • Judith Solis-Cohen, 1876-1927
  • Leeser, Isaac
  • Solis-Cohen, Emily, 1886-1966
  • Solis-Cohen, Miriam Binswanger, 1852-1909
  • Solis-Cohen, Solomon, 1857-1948
  • Charity
  • Jews--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
  • Jews--Social life and customs

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photographs
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--Sources.
  • Emigration and immigration--Soviet Union

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)
  • Glaser, Eduard, 1855-1908

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning..
  • Jewish Publication Society of America.
  • Lecture notes
  • Writings (documents)
Personal Name(s)
  • Lilien, Ephraim Mose, 1874-1925
  • Luzzatto, Samuel David, 1800-1865
  • Jews--Study and teaching

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)
  • Israel
Personal Name(s)
  • Meyerson, Margy and Martin
  • Walinsky, Louis Joseph, 1908-2001
  • American Jewish Committee--Archives
  • World Jewish Congress

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Other Finding Aids note

For an earlier version of this finding aid, see

Selected Bibliography

Ben-Horin, Meir, Weinryb, Bernard D., Zeitlin, Solomon, eds. Studies and Essays in honor of Abraham A. Neuman, president, Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning, Philadelphia: 1962.


1. "Coming to America Through Hamburg and Liverpool" by Harry D. Boonin. Avotaynu Volume XXII, Number 4 Winter 2006, pp. 15-22.

2. "Coming to America through Hamburg and Liverpool Part II: Crossing the Atlantic" by Harry D. Boonin. Avotaynu Online April 1, 2008.

3. "Coming to America Through Hamburg and Liverpool: Part III: Arrival and Inspection Reaching the Promised Land," by Harry D. Boonin. Avotaynu, Volume XXIX, Number 4, Winter 2013, pp. 5-8.

Collection Inventory

Neuman Finding Aid.
Bibliography, 1966.

Professional and Personal Papers.

Addresses (including Radio Addresses).

Box Folder

"Jewish Culture in America: A Call We Must Heed" (delivered at Dropsie College).

1 3

"Sesquicentennial International Exposition, 150 Years of Independence".

1 4

Dedication of the Hebrew University (in Jerusalem).

1 5

"The Contributions of Dropsie College to Jewish Scholarship".

1 6

Excerpt from an Address in Binghamton.

1 7

"An Historian Views the Contemporary Scene" (delivered at Hebrew Teachers College, Boston), 1952 June 15.

1 8

Excerpt of an Address on the Historic Role of Judaism among the Great Religions of the Modern World.

1 9

"Israel and Diaspora".

1 10

Address before the Miller Community Center.

1 11
"Jefferson, a Symbol and a Promise", 1924 October 30.
Scope and Contents note

Address at the Dedicatory Exercises of the Samuel Gustine Thompson Annex of the Jefferson Hospital

1 12

Passover, 1928 May 2.

1 13

"Eulogy for Louis Marshall", 1929 September 4.

1 14

"Palestine and its Issues", 1929 September 16.

1 15

Address to Congregation Mikveh Israel, 1929 September.

1 16

Radio Addresses, 1928-1951.

1 17

"Immigration and its Influences", 1933 May 1.

1 18

Address, 1938 June 17.

1 19

"Judaism and Western Civilization", 1939 February.

1 20

Extract of an Address delivered at the United Synagogue Convention, 1940 May 11.

1 21

Address delivered at the Dedication of the George Washington -- Robert Morris -- Haym Salomon Monument, 1941 December 15.

1 22

Founders Day Address, 1941.

1 23

Commencement and Founders Day of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, 1943 February 24.

1 24

"Trumpet of Freedom," delivered on "I am an American Day", 1943 May 16.

1 25

Palestine Society, 1944 November 15.

1 26

"The Destiny of American Judaism," Commencement address at the Institute of Jewish Religion, 1945 January.

1 27

Symposium, 1945 December.

1 28

"The Mighty Oak into Which American Jewry Has Grown", 1946 April.

1 29

Women's League of the United Synagogue, 1946 November 26.

1 30

Louisville, Kentucky, 1948 March 3.

1 31
"The Impact of Israel Upon American Jewry", 1949.
Scope and Contents note

One of a "Series of Five Broadcast Talks," Station WEVD, under the Auspices of the Dropsie College. Also includes addresses by Robert Szold, the Honorable Arthur Lourie, Rabbi Louis I. Newman and the Honorable Edwin Samuel.

1 32

"Scholarship vs Partisanship", 1950 January.

1 33
"A Bridge of Understanding", 1951 May 28.
Separated Materials note

A duplicate can be found in Offprints

1 34

National Council for Jewish Education, 1951 May 31.

1 35

National Council for Jewish Education, 1951 May 31.

1 36

Address delivered at the American Association for Jewish Education, 1952 June 7.

1 37

"An Historian Views the Contemporary Jewish Scene", 1952.

1 38

"Akiba: A Symbol and an Inspiration", 1953 September 4.

1 39

"Contribution of Jews to America--300 Years", 1953 October 6.

1 40

"Raising the Curtain on History" (delivered at the American Jewish Historical Society), 1954 February 20.

1 41

"The Evolving American Jewish Community" (delivered at the National Conference of Jewish Communal Service), 1954 May 15.

1 42

Founders Day Celebration of the Dropsie College, 1955 June 2.

1 43

"Jewish Renaissance in America and Israel" (Jubilee Celebration of Dropsie College), 1957 May 22.

1 44

Federation, 60th Anniversary, 1959 September.

1 45

"Biographical Notes of a College President", 1960 May 27.

1 46

Convocation in honor of Abraham Neuman, 1961 April.

1 47

Radio Broadcast--duplicates, 1932-1940.

1 48

Lectures (administrative matters).

Box Folder

Jewish Center Lecture Bureau, 1946-1956.

2 1

Lecture Bureau, Harry Walker, 1948-1950.

2 2

United Synagogue Lecture Bureau, 1949.

2 3

Lecture fees, 1943-1954.

2 4

Lecture Correspondence, 1941-1964.

2 5

Accounts, 1963-1964.

2 6

Drafts of books.

Box Folder

The Jews in Spain (1).

3 1

The Jews in Spain (2).

3 2

The Jews in Spain (3).

3 3

The Jews in Spain.

3 4


3 5


3 6

The Jews in the Ottoman Empire.

3 7

The Jews in the Ottoman Empire and notes.

3 8

The Jews in the Ottoman Empire (typescript).

3 9

The Jews in the Ottoman Empire.

3 10

Cyrus Adler biography, correspondence with Harry Schneiderman of the Ameican Jewish Committee, 1940.

4 1

Cyrus Adler biography, correspondence with Harry Schneiderman of the American Jewish Committee, 1941-1942.

4 2

Cyrus Adler biography and correspondence.

4 3

Cyrus Adler biography acknowledgements, 1942.

4 4

Cyrus Adler biography acknowledgements, 1940-1942.

4 5

Cyrus Adler's biography: his death and resolutions, etc., 1940-1941.

4 6
Cyrus Adler: A Biographical Sketch, 1940.
Related Archival Materials note

For additional biographical data on Dr. Adler, see also Box 22

4 7

Typescripts and Offprints.

Box Folder

Typescripts and Offprints by Various Authors (including Hyman Schor and Leon Schmookler).

5 1

Report on the Jews of Prague, unknown author, 1958.

5 2

"Tribus Semi-nomades de la Palestine du Nord" by Touvia Ashkenazi, 1949.

5 3
Correspondence with, about and by Touvia Ashkenazi, 1945-1947.
Scope and Contents note

The file includes a copy of the periodical Asia and the Americas from April 1946 which contains an article by Touvia Ashkenazi

5 4

"Democracy and Judaism" by S. Baron.

5 5

"Rabbi Joseph Ben Segelmas: The Forgotten Writer and his Liturgical Hems" by Shimon Bernstein, 1957.

5 6

"The Existentialist Trend in Theology" by Samuel S. Cohon (Reprinted from Yearbook, Vol. LXIII, The Central Conference of American Rabbis, 1953), 1953.

5 7

"The Spanish Haftara for the Ninth of Ab" by Alan D. Corre, 1957.

5 8

Address by Ambassador Abba Eban, 1955.

5 9

"Maimonides in His Responsa" by Israel S. Elfenbein (Reprinted from Maimonides: His Teachings and Personality. Published jointly by the Cultural Department of the World Jewish Congress and the Torah Culture Department of the Jewish Agency).

5 10

"The Number & Dispersion of the Jews in the First Century of the Christian Era" by Uriah Zevi Engelman.

5 11

Address by Rabbi Solomon B. Freehof, 1962.

5 12

Graetz's History in America by Solomon Grayzel, 1941.

5 13

"Jewish Rights in the Postwar World" by Oscar I. Janowsky, 1943.

5 14

"16th Century Attitudes Towards Eretz Israel" by Rabbi Leo Landman.

5 15

"Outline, History of Jews of England, Part I" and "Outline, History of Jews of England, Part II" by Harry M. Orlinsky.

5 16

"Outline, History of Jews of Italy," "History of Jews in Germany, Outline II," and "Outline, History of Jews of Russia, Poland, Lithuania" by Dr. Harry M. Orlinsky.

5 17

"Seer, Visionary, and Man of God" by Professor Harry M. Orlinsky, 1958 July 30.

5 18

"Orlinsky on Wilson" by H.L. Ginsberg and "Orlinsky on Ginsberg", 1956.

5 19

"Book of Jeremiah, Critical Commentary" by Joseph Reider.

5 20

"The Aldine Joshua" by Albert A. Ruskin, 1928.

5 21

"Babylonian-Palestinian Variations in the Mishna" by Melech Schachter.

5 22

"How the Jews Will Reclaim Jesus" by Harry A. Wolfson, 1925.

5 23

Books of Chronicles.

Box Folder
Installment of Neuman as Rabbi of Mikveh Israel Congregation, 1927.
Scope and Contents note

The file contains an invitation to the installation of Neuman as Rabbi and Isaac Edrehi as Hazan, newspaper articles and a pamphlet of the service on September 27, 1927

6 1

Book of Chronicles, 1912-1936.

6 1

Book of Chronicles, 1935-1944.

6 2

Book of Chronicles, 1914-1940.

6 3

Book of Chronicles, 1937-1940.

7 1

Book of Chronicles, 1940-1942.

7 2
Book of Chronicles, 1942-1943.
Scope and Contents note

Reviews of The Jews in Spain

7 3

Clippings of Neuman articles, 1949-1952.

7 1

Clippings, general, 1952-1955.

7 2

Letters to the Editor, 1928-1929.

7 3

Article on Abraham A. Neuman, published in The Detroit Jewish News, 1962 August 3.

7 4


Related Archival Materials note

See also: Addresses (Box 1) and the Dropsie College Collection (Abraham Neuman files)

Box Folder

"Relation of the Hebrew Scriptures to American Institutions," (Published by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 4 copies).

8 1

"Address of Rabbi Abraham A. Neuman" (Annual meeting of Congregation Mikveh Israel, 2 copies, duplicate in Box 1), 1928 October 14.

8 2

"The Keys of the Sanctuary," (Address delivered by Rabbi Neuman at the Commencement Exercises of the Jewish Theological Seminary, 1929 June 9. Reprinted from the Jewish Exponent on 1929 June 14), 1929 June 9.

8 3

"Democracy and Group Culture: Jewish Culture on the American Scene" (reprint from The Jewish Center; 5 copies), 1937 June.

8 4

Book Review by Neuman of two books on Abravanel (reprinted from The Review of Religion, 2 copies), 1939.

8 5


8 6

"Saadia and his Relation to Palestine" (reprinted from The Jewish Quarterly Review New Series, Volume XXXIII, Numbers 2 & 3; 4 copies), 1942.

8 7

"Colleges in a World at War and in a World at Peace" (Three reprints from The American Journal of Pharmacy, volume 115, No. 2, pp. 64-72, February 1943, and one copy of  American Journal of Pharmacy, February 1943), 1943.

8 8

"The Destiny of American Jewry" (Opinion: A Journal of Jewish Life and Letters, Freedom Issue, 2 copies), 1945 June.

8 9

"Universities: Guardians of Democracy" (reprinted from Crozer Quarterly, Vol. XXII, No. 4; 2 copies), 1945 October.

8 10

"The Shebet Yehudah and Sixteenth Century Historiography" (reprinted from Louis Ginzberg Jubilee Volume, American Academy for Jewish Research; 2 copies), 1945.

8 11

"Samuel Usque: Marrano Historian of the Sixteenth Century" (reprinted from To Doctor R.; 2 copies), 1946.

8 12

"The Immorality of Man: A Jewish Viewpoint" (The M.T. Garvin Free Lectures on God and Immorality, delivered at The Church of Our Father, Lancaster, Pa., 1949 December 1; 2 copies), 1949 December 1.

8 13

"American Jewry and a Jewish Renaissance" (delivered at the Spring Meeting of the Judaeans, 1950 April 23, New York City; 4 copies), 1950 April 23.

8 14

"Josippon: History and Pietism" (reprinted from Alexander Marx Jubilee Volume, The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1950; 2 copies), 1950.

8 15

"A Note on John the Baptist and Jesus in 'Josippon'" (Offprint from The Hebrew Union College Annual, Volume XXIII, Part Two, 1950-1951, Seventy-fifth Anniversary Publication), 1950-1951.

8 16

"A Bridge of Understanding" (From Dropsie College Founder's Day, 1951 May 28), 1951.

8 17

"Some Recent Trends in Jewish Educational Thought" (From the American Jewish Year Book, pp. 100-106).

8 18

"An Historian Views the Contemporary Scene" (An address delivered at The Hebrew Teachers College, Brookline, Massachusetts, 1952 June 15), 1952.

8 19

"Josippon and the Apocrypha" and a necrology for Abraham Simon Wolf Rosenbach (Two copies of "Josippon and the Apocrypha" in English and two copies in Hebrew, dated 1952. Also two copies of a necrology of Abraham S.W. Rosenbach, reprinted from the Publication of the American Jewish Historical Society, Volume XLII, No. 4 (June 1953)), 1952-1953.

8 20

"Three Centuries of Achievement: The Hebraic Spirit Holds the Key to the Future" (The address was printed in The Pioneer Woman, a Hebrew-English magazine, on p. 6, 20-21. The address was delivered at the 15th National Convention of Pioneer Women. The session was dedicated to the Tercentenary of Jewish Life in America), 1954 September-October.

8 21

"Raising the Curtain of History" (The address was delivered at the Fifty-second Annual Meeting of the American Jewish Historical Society on February 20, 1954 and reprinted from the Publication of the American Jewish Historical Society, Volume XLIII, No. 3 (March 1954)), 1954 March.

8 22

"Our Historic Horizons" (Two copies; reprinted from The Jewish Quarterly Review, Volume XLV, April 1955), 1955 April.

8 23

"Visions and Visionaries in Jewish History" (reprinted from the Publication of the American Jewish Historical Society, Vol. XLVII, No. 3, March 1958; 3 copies), 1958 March.

8 24

Founders Day remarks (Dropsie College Founders Day ), 1963 June 3.

8 25

"The Contributions of Cyrus Adler to Jewish Literature" (article published on the 100th Anniversary of Adler's birth. Reprinted from Jewish Book Annual, Vol. 21 (1963), published by the Jewish Book Council of America and sponsored by the National Jewish Welfare Board; 3 copies), 1963.

8 26

"Romance and Realism in Jewish History" (from "Essays in Honor of Solomon B. Freehof," Rodef Shalom Congregation, Pittsburgh, 1964; 6 copies), 1964.

8 27

"Abraham Zacuto Historiographer" (reprinted from Harry Austryn Wolfson Jubilee Volume, American Academy for Jewish Research, Jerusalem, 1965; 2 copies), 1965.

8 28

Founders Day address (Dropsie College Founders Day address, 1966 June 2; 2 copies), 1966.

8 29

"The Paradoxes and Fate of a Jewish Medievalist" (reprinted in the Seventy-fifth Anniversary volume of The Jewish Quarterly Review, published by  The Jewish Quarterly Review, 1967; 3 copies), 1967.

8 30

"Adler, Cyrus" entry from Encyclopedia Britannica (reprint of pp.149-150 from the 1969 edition of  Encyclopaedia Britannica), 1969.

8 31


Related Archival Materials note

For additional information on Neuman's appointment as instructor at Dropsie College, see Box 21 (correspondence with Cyrus Adler).

For additional information on Neuman's public and professional career, see Books of Chronicles, Boxes 6 and 7.

For additional information regarding Neuman as President of Dropsie College, congratulation letters and correspondence concerning his retirement, see Boxes 78 and 79.

Box Folder

Roosevelt Reception, 1910.

9 1

Mikveh Israel-Bnai Jeshurun, 1927.

9 2

Neuman in "Who's Who", 1934-1953.

9 3

University of Pennsylvania, 1945-1956.

9 4

Curriculum Vitae.

9 5

Curriculum Vitae.

9 6

Correspondence, Samuel Neuman, 1943-1949.

9 7

Correspondence with Max Wainer, 1941-1945.

9 8

Medical affairs, 1946.

9 9

Correspondence, Neuman's watch, 1950.

9 10

Drawing of a room, 1944.

9 11

Sketch, 1953.

9 12

New York University, Honorary degree, 1955.

9 13

Columbia University, alumni, 1944-1965.

9 14

Travel and vacation, 1949-1967.

9 15

Biographical Notes of a College President, 1960.

9 16

Tribute to Neuman by the Pennsylvania State Senate, 1961.

9 17

Honorary degree, Dropsie College, 1966.

9 18

Dr. Neuman's TV program, 1965.

9 19

Marvin Neuman, 1965.

9 20

Correspondence, retirement, 1963-1966.

9 21

Neuman Bibliography.

9 22

Correspondence with Neuman on his writings.

Box Folder

American Jewry and a Jewish Renaissance, 1951.

10 1

A Bridge of Understanding, 1951-1952.

10 2

"The Evolving American Jewish Community", 1955.

10 3

The Jews in Spain, 1966-1967.

10 4

The Jews in Spain, Hebrew translation, 1955-1959.

10 5

"An Historian Views the Contemporary Jewish Scene," an address, 1953-1954.

10 6

The Jews in Spain, 1940-1958.

10 7
The Jews in Spain, acknowledgements.
Arrangement note

Correspondence has been arranged alphabetically by correspondent

10 8

Landmarks and Goals, historical studies and addresses, 1953.

10 9

Landmarks and Goals, unpaid book sales and inventory, 1954-1956.

10 10

Landmarks and Goals, paid book sales, 1953-1956.

10 11

Landmarks and Goals, review copies, 1953-1957.

10 12

Great Religions of the Modern World (published by Princeton University Press), 1946-1964.

10 13

Festschrift, correspondence with contributors, 1962.

10 14

Festschrift, reviews.

10 15

Relation of the Hebrew Scriptures to American Institutions, 1961.

10 16

Saadia Studies, 1943.

10 17

Samuel Usque: Marrano Historian of the Sixteenth Century, 1946.

10 18

"Standards by Which We Shall Be Judged," Founders Day, 1955.

10 19

Books and articles.

Box Folder

"Jews in Europe in the Middle Ages".

11 1

"History of Jews in the Early Middle Ages".

11 2

"Jews in the Middle Ages," early period.

11 3

Footnotes (?).

11 4


11 5

Josippon: History and Pietism, 1950.

11 6

"Under the Shadow of the Cross and Crescent: Aspects of Jewish History in Turkey during the Fifteenth-Sixteenth Century".

11 7

"Jews in Eastern Europe: Poland, Lithuania, Russia".

11 8

"Jews in Eastern Europe--Sixteenth Century," "Dialoghia di Amore," articles by Rabbi Wertheim, Rabbi Jerome Herzog and others, and a list of reprints of articles and speeches by Neuman.

11 9

"The Contributions of Dropsie College to Jewish Scholarship".

11 10

"What is Wrong With the World Today".

11 11

"Old Records of the Congregation Mikveh Israel", 1929 February.

11 12

"Krauss' Weiner Geserah".

11 13

Articles for the Press.

Box Folder

"The Influence of Religious Education on Character" and an article for the Exponent.

11 14

"Universities in Wartime".

11 15

Editorial "Things of the Spirit" (The Wheeling Intelligencer), 1948 February 28.

11 16

"Gazing into the Mirror of the Past" (The Jewish Exponent), 1937 May.

11 17

"The Mighty Oak into Which American Judaism Has Grown", 1946 April.

11 18

"Horace Stern--The American Jew", 1946.

11 19

"The Emerging Pattern of American Jewry".

11 20


Scope and Contents note

**Class notes, in Hebrew and English, on 3" x 5" catalog cards

**Notes for Neuman's books, on 3" x 5" catalog cards


Diaries and notes, 1944-1969.

Scope and Contents note

**Twenty-six bound diaries covering 1944-1969

**3" x 5" index cards with notes


Notes (including on Order Nashim, Mishnah and Talmud).


Notes (mainly notes of "The Jews in Spain").




Notes (Alphabetical card catalog, according to authors, in English).


Notes (including notes for "Josippon," "The Jews in Spain," "Jews in the United States").

Box Folder


18 1


18 2

Notes--The Justinian Code.

18 3

Notes (originally from boxes).

18 4


18 5

Notes--American Jewry, Jews in Spain.

18 6


Box Folder

Notes on "Emenot Vedeot".

19 1

Mailing on budget meetings, 1964.

19 2

Notes on "Emenot Vedeot".

19 3

Dr. Varker (Matter Remarks on "Emenot Vedeot" manuscript).

19 4

Notes--"Emenot Vedeot" manuscript.

19 5

Album of clippings, photographs, etc., reflecting Neuman's professional activities.


Dropsie College Period (DC 2 A).


Scope and Contents note

Mostly correspondence between Abraham Neuman and Cyrus Adler, death notices on Adler, and correspondence with Mrs. Adler

Related Archival Materials note

For material concerning Neuman's biography of Cyrus Adler, see Box 4

Box Folder

Correspondence, Misc., AA-AE, 1940-1966.

21 1
Correspondence: Abbell, 1953.
File Plan note

File contains a copy of the article "The Role of the Synagogue in the Spiritual Life of America" with a handwritten note by Abbell

21 2

Correspondence: Aberbach, M., 1948-1961.

21 3

Correspondence: Abrams, Joseph and Max, 1943-1945.

21 4

Correspondence: Abrahams, Joseph B., 1940-1952.

21 5

Correspondence: Abrahams, Joseph B., 1953-1967.

21 6

Correspondence: Academy for Higher Jewish Learning, 1958.

21 7

Correspondence: Academy for Liberal Jewish Education, 1956.

21 8

Correspondence re: Accidents, 1959.

21 9

Correspondence: Adelphi Associates, 1952-1961.

21 10

Correspondence: Cyrus Adler, 1913-1915.

21 11

Correspondence: Cyrus Adler, 1916-1919.

21 12

Correspondence: Cyrus Adler, 1920-1929.

21 13

Correspondence: Cyrus Adler, 1930-1931.

21 14

Correspondence: Cyrus Adler, 1932.

21 15

Correspondence: Cyrus Adler, 1933.

21 16

Correspondence: Cyrus Adler, 1934-1935.

21 17

Correspondence: Cyrus Adler, 1936.

21 18

Correspondence: Cyrus Adler, 1937.

21 19

Correspondence: Cyrus Adler, 1938.

21 20
Correspondence: Cyrus Adler, 1939-1940.
Scope and Contents note

Contains a copy of a letter from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Dr. Cyrus Adler (dated December 1939) and a return telegram to the President from Dr. Adler.

21 21

Cyrus Adler death notices, 1940.

21 22

Articles on Cyrus Adler, 1940-1963.

21 23

Correspondence: Mrs. Cyrus Adler, 1940-1951.

21 24

Adult Education Council of Philadelphia--American Alumni Council.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains one file of correspondence with Gershon Agron (1951-1959) and one with Irving A. Agus (1940-1965)

Box Folder

Correspondence: Adult Education Council of Philadelphia, 1941-1965.

22 1

Correspondence: Agron, Gershon, 1951-1959.

22 2

Correspondence: Agus, Irving A., 1940-1965.

22 3

Correspondence: Agus, Rabbi Jacob B., 1948-1960.

22 4

Correspondence: Congregation Ahavath Israel, 1960.

22 5

Correspondence: Aharoni, I., 1941.

22 6

Correspondence, Misc., AI-AM, 1944-1965.

22 7

Correspondence: Alexander, Gross W., 1946.

22 8

Correspondence: America-Israel Society, 1954-1955.

22 9

Correspondence, Misc., AMERICAN-, 1940-1966.

22 10

Correspondence: The American Academy of Asian Studies, 1960.

22 11

Correspondence: American Academy for Jewish Research, 1941-1967.

22 12

Correspondence: American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1951-1966.

22 13

Correspondence: American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1942-1958.

22 14

Correspondence: American Alumni Council, 1960.

22 15

American Association for Jewish Education--American Institute for Holy Land Studies.

Scope and Contents note

File contains correspondence with the American Council for Emigres in the Professions (1943-1956), two files of correspondence with the American Friends of the Hebrew University (1942-1966) and three files of correspondence with the American Association for Jewish Education (1944-1966)

Box Folder

Correspondence: American Association for Jewish Education, 1944-1950.

23 1

Correspondence: American Association for Jewish Education, 1951-1952.

23 2

Correspondence: American Association for Jewish Education, 1954-1966.

23 3

Correspondence: American Association for Jewish Education, 1960-1962.

23 4

Correspondence: American Biblical Encyclopedia Society, 1945-1964.

23 5

Correspondence: American Council for Emigres in the Professions, Inc., 1943-1956.

23 6

Correspondence: American Council for Judaism, 1948-1958.

23 7

Correspondence: American Council of Learned Societies, 1940-1957.

23 8

Correspondence: American Council on Education, 1966.

23 9

Correspondence: The American Friends of the Hebrew University, 1941-1952.

23 10

Correspondence: The American Friends of the Hebrew University, 1953-1966.

23 11

Correspondence: American Histadrut Cultural Exchange Institute / National Committee for Labor Israel, 1964-1966.

23 12

Correspondence: American Institute of Holy Land Studies.

23 13

American Jewish Committee.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains correspondence with the American Jewish Committee (1940-1966)

Separated Materials note

For material on the American Jewish Yearbook, see Box 27

Box Folder

Correspondence: American Jewish Committee, 1940-1944.

24 1

Correspondence: American Jewish Committee, 1949-1966 (Bulk, 1949-1960) .

24 2

"Jews and Large Law Firms in Philadelphia", 1964.

24 3

"Plans for the American Jewish Committee's Institute of Human Relations", 1956.

24 4

Evaluation of AJC Program, 1958.

24 5

"How Commentary Furthers the AJC Program" and "AJC's Mass Media Program--Unrealized Potentials".

24 6

Proposal for Restructuring the AJC and objectives, 1959.

24 7

"Historical Analysis of the Joint Defense Appeal Contract", 1959.

24 8

Address by Pinchas Sapir, 1960.

24 9

"Program Recommendation for 1963, Domestic Affairs Section" and "National and International Trends Toward Centralized Control of Jewish Communal Life", 1958-1963.

24 10

Committees, 1963.

24 11

Membership, Budget, 1963-1964.

24 12

"Jews in Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq, July -1957", 1957.

24 13

American Jewish Committee--American Jewish Historical Society.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains files of the American Jewish Committee regarding the Conference on Jewish Adjustment in America (1945-1946), two files of correspondence with the American Jewish Congress (1948-1966), and seven files of correspondence with the American Jewish Historical Society (1941-1952). The American Jewish Historical Society files are arranged chronologically in Boxes 25 and 26.

Box Folder

American Jewish Committee: Conference on Jewish Adjustment in America, 1945.

25 1

American Jewish Committee: Conference on Jewish Adjustment in America, 1946.

25 2

American Jewish Committee: Institute of Human Relations, 1959-1960.

25 3

American Jewish Committee: Textbook Survey, 1956-1959.

25 4

American Jewish Conference, 1943-1944.

25 5

American Jewish Congress, 1957-1966.

25 6

American Jewish Congress, 1948-1955.

25 7

American Jewish Historical Society, 1941-1945.

25 8

American Jewish Historical Society, 1947.

25 9

American Jewish Historical Society, 1948.

25 10

American Jewish Historical Society, 1949.

25 11

American Jewish Historical Society, 1950.

25 12

American Jewish Historical Society, 1951.

25 13

American Jewish Historical Society, 1952.

25 14

American Jewish Historical Society--American Jewish Philosophical Society.

Scope and Contents note

Box includes mostly American Jewish Historical Society files containing correspondence with Isidore Meyer (1953-1966)

Box Folder

Correspondence: American Jewish Historical Society, 1953.

26 1

Correspondence: American Jewish Historical Society, 1954.

26 2

Correspondence: American Jewish Historical Society, 1955-1956.

26 3

Correspondence: American Jewish Historical Society, 1957-1958.

26 4

Correspondence: American Jewish Historical Society, 1959.

26 5

Correspondence: American Jewish Historical Society, 1960-1961.

26 6

Correspondence: American Jewish Historical Society, 1962.

26 7

Correspondence: American Jewish Historical Society, 1963 January - April.

26 8

Correspondence: American Jewish Historical Society, 1963 July to November.

26 9

Correspondence: American Jewish Historical Society, 1964 January - May.

26 10

Correspondence: American Jewish Historical Society, 1964 May -November.

26 11

Correspondence: American Jewish Historical Society, 1965-1966.

26 12

Correspondence: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1944-1954.

26 13

Correspondence: American Jewish League for Israel, 1957-1964.

26 14

Correspondence: American Jewish Periodical Center.

26 15

Correspondence: American Jewish Philosophical Society, 1962.

26 16

American Jewish Yearbook--Arons, Judy.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains:

**six files of correspondence with American Schools for Oriental Research, Baghdad and Jerusalem, chronologically arranged, including Archaeological newsletter (1940-1966)

**correspondence with Walter Annenberg (1947-1965)

Separated Materials note

See Box 25 for American Jewish Committee material

Box Folder

Correspondence: American Jewish Yearbook.

27 1

Correspondence: American Library Assn., 1940-1942.

27 2

Correspondence: American Oriental Society, 1940-1966.

27 3

Correspondence: American Philosophical Society, 1940-1963.

27 4

Correspondence: American Schools for Oriental Research, 1940-1949.

27 5

Correspondence: American Schools for Oriental Research, 1950-1958.

27 6

Correspondence: American Schools for Oriental Research, 1959-1966.

27 7

Correspondence: American Schools for Oriental Research, Paul Rapp lecture, 1966.

27 8

Correspondence: American Torah Shelemah Committee (American Biblical Encyclopedia Society).

27 9

Correspondence: American University at Cairo, 1948-1950.

27 10

Correspondence: American Zionist Council, 1960.

27 11

Correspondence: American Zionist Council (Note: American Jewish Agency 4 Palestine).

27 12

Correspondence: Amram, David W.

27 13

Correspondence: Amram, Hortense, 1947.

27 14

Correspondence, Misc., AN-AP.

27 15

Correspondence: Ankori, Zvi, 1955-1957.

27 16

Correspondence: Annenberg, Walter.

27 17

Correspondence: Anshe-Emet Congregation, 1953-1964.

27 18

Correspondence: Anti-Defamation Council, 1940-1944.

27 19

Correspondence: Appel, Gersion.

27 20

Correspondence, Misc., AR-.

27 21

Correspondence: Dr. El-Araby.

27 22

Correspondence: Arensburg, Conrad.

27 23

Correspondence: Armenian Affairs.

27 24

Correspondence: Arons, Miss Judy.

27 25

Ashtor, E.--Berkson.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains short correspondence with David Ben Gurion (1948-1951), Fritz (Isaac) Baer (1945-1947), correspondence concerning an Honorary Degree to Y. Ben Zvi (1958) and correspondence with Isaac B. Berkson, including offprints (1945-1963)

Box Folder

Correspondence, Misc., AS-.

28 1

Correspondence: Ashtor, E.

28 2

Correspondence: Asia Institute, 1949.

28 3

Correspondence: Askowith, Dora, 1943-1955.

28 4

Correspondence: Association Espanola de Orientalistas, 1964.

28 5

Correspondence: Associated Press, 1962.

28 6

Correspondence: Association of American Colleges, 1957.

28 7

Correspondence: Association of College Presidents.

28 8

Correspondence: Association of Graduate Schools, 1955-1957.

28 9

Correspondence, Misc., AT-AX.

28 10

Correspondence: Avi-Yonah, Michael, 1950-1953.

28 11

Correspondence: Aydelotte, Frank, 1943-1952.

28 12

Correspondence, Misc., BA-BAQ.

28 13

Correspondence: Baer, Fritz.

28 14

Correspondence, Misc., BAR -.

28 15

Correspondence: Bar-Ilan University.

28 16

Correspondence, Misc., BAS-BAU.

28 17

Correspondence: Bavli, Hillel, 1947-1959.

28 18

Correspondence: Baym, Max I., 1960.

28 19

Correspondence, Misc., BE-BEM, 1940-1961.

28 20

Correspondence: Beer, Abraham & Suzanne, 1954-1961.

28 21

Correspondence, Misc., BEN-, 1954-1961.

28 22

Correspondence: Benardette, Mair Jose, 1945-1955.

28 23

Correspondence: Benderly, Mrs.

28 24

Correspondence: Ben Gurion, David, 1940-1966.

28 25

Correspondence: Ben-Horin, Eliahu.

28 26

Correspondence: Ben-Mordecai, C.A., 1940-1942.

28 27

Correspondence: Ben Zvi, Yitzhak, 1958.

28 28

Correspondence: Benesch, Alfred A.

28 29

Correspondence: Bension, Nathaniel.

28 30

Correspondence, Misc., BER-.

28 31

Correspondence: Berent, David.

28 32

Correspondence: Berger, David, 1943-1962.

28 33

Correspondence: Bergmann, Higo, 1953.

28 33

Correspondence: Berkowitz, Martin, 1964-1965.

28 35

Correspondence: Berkson, Isaac B., 1945-1963.

28 36


Scope and Contents note

Box contains correspondence with Simon Bernstein and nine files of correspondence with Jacob Billikopf (1928-1951)

Box Folder

Correspondence: Berliner, Memorial Fund, 1943-1947.

29 1

Correspondence: Bernstein, David, 1956.

29 2

Correspondence: Bernstein, Emanuel M., 1947-1957.

29 3

Correspondence: Bernstein, Robert, 1942-1964.

29 4

Correspondence: Bernstein, Simon, 1948-1957.

29 5

Correspondence: Bertelsen, Aage.

29 6

Correspondence, Misc., BES-BEW, 1961-1964.

29 7

Correspondence: Besso, Henry V., 1947-1959.

29 8

Correspondence: Beth Din of America.

29 9

Correspondence: Bettan, Israel.

29 10

Correspondence, Misc., B-, 1940-1950.

29 11

Correspondence: Bialik Exhibit, 1952.

29 12

Correspondence: Biddle, Francis, 1941-1943.

29 13

Correspondence: Bidney, David, 1949.

29 14

Correspondence: Billikopf, Jacob, 1928-1932.

29 15

Correspondence: Billikopf, Jacob, 1933-1935.

29 16

Correspondence: Billikopf, Jacob, 1936-1941.

29 17

Correspondence: Billikopf, Jacob, 1942-1943.

29 18

Correspondence: Billikopf, Jacob, 1944-1945.

29 19

Correspondence: Billikopf, Jacob, 1946-1947.

29 20

Correspondence: Billikopf, Jacob, 1948.

29 21

Correspondence: Billikopf, Jacob, 1949.

29 21

Correspondence: Billikopf, Jacob, 1950-1951.

29 22

Correspondence: Bitzaron, 1964-1965.

29 23

Blatberg, Wolf--B'nai Brith.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains correspondence and a photograph with Arthur Bloch (1943-1954), with Solomon Bluhm (1937-1956) and a few files of correspondence with B'nai Brith (1943-1965) and B'nai Brith-Hillel Foundation (1941-1965)

Box Folder

Correspondence, Misc., BL-, 1939-1965.

30 1

Correspondence: Blattberg, Wolf, 1949.

30 2

Correspondence: Blau, Joseph, 1943-1959.

30 3

Correspondence: Blau, Joseph, 1950-1955.

30 4

Correspondence: Blaustein, Jacob, 1943-1947.

30 5
Correspondence: Bloch, Arthur, 1940-1954.
Scope and Contents note

File contains a photograph of three men with the Athletic Club of Philadelphia charter

30 6

Correspondence: Bloch, Chaim, 1943-1948.

30 7

Correspondence: Bloch, Everett, 1954.

30 8

Correspondence: Bloch, Joshua, 1940-1956.

30 9

Correspondence: Blechman, Elisha, 1948-1949.

30 10

Correspondence: Bluestone, E.M.

30 11
Correspondence: Bluhm, Solomon, 1956-1957.
Scope and Contents note

File contains three black and white photographs of Solomon Bluhm

30 12

Correspondence: Blumenfield, Samuel M., 1956-1964.

30 13

Correspondence, Misc., BN-.

30 14

Correspondence: B'nai Brith, 1943-1953.

30 15

Correspondence: B'nai Brith, 1954-1956.

30 16

Correspondence: B'nai Brith, 1957.

30 17

Correspondence: B'nai Brith, 1958-1965.

30 18

Correspondence: B'nai Brith & Hillel Foundations, 1941.

30 19

Correspondence: B'nai Brith & Hillel Foundations, 1942-1965.

30 20

Correspondence: B'nai Brith Fellowship, 1942-1966.

30 21

Board of Jewish Education--Braunstein, Baruch.

Biographical/Historical note

Box contains six files of correspondence with Rabbi Abraham Brachman (1943-1961) and correspondence with Joshua Brand (1946-1950)

Box Folder

Correspondence, Misc., BO-, 1940-1964.

31 1
Board of Jewish Education, 1946.
Scope and Contents note

File contains an article "Standards to be Observed in School Construction"

31 2

Board of Jewish Education, Philadelphia, 1947-1961.

31 3

Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia, 1965.

31 4
Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia, 1965.
Scope and Contents note

File consists of the program for The Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia, Sixth Annual Convocation and Installation of Officers (1965)

31 5

Correspondence: Borowitz, Eugene B.

Box Folder

Correspondence: Borowski, Elie.

31 7

Correspondence: Bosniak, Jacob, 1943-1964.

31 8

Correspondence, Misc., BRA-, 1942-1959.


Correspondence: Brachman, Abraham J., 1940-1943.

31 10

Correspondence: Brachman, Abraham J., 1944-1947.

31 11
Correspondence: Brachman, Abraham J., 1947-1950.
Scope and Contents note

File contains 2 copies of an article by Brachman in the "Texas Jewish Post" on Thursday March 17, 1949.

31 12

Correspondence: Brachman, Abraham J., 1951-1954.

31 13

Correspondence: Brachman, Abraham J., 1955-1957.

31 14

Correspondence: Brachman, Abraham, 1958-1961.

31 15

Correspondence: Brachman, S., 1943-1962.

31 16

Correspondence: Brager, Harry E., 1959.

31 17

Correspondence: Brand, Joshua, 1946-1950.

31 18

Correspondence: Braunstein, Baruch, 1943-1949.

31 19

Breitbart, Israel--Chapin, Elizabeth.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains short correspondence with William Bullitt (1943) and with Ralph Bunche's secretary regarding conferring an Honorary Degree upon Ralph Bunche (1955-1966)

Box Folder

Correspondence, Misc., BRE-.

32 1

Correspondence: Breitbart, Israel.

32 2

Correspondence, Misc., BRI-.

32 3

Correspondence: Brickner, Barnett.

32 4

Correspondence: Brith Shalom, 1947-1962.

32 5

Correspondence: BRITISH-.

32 6

Correspondence, Misc., BRO-.

32 7

Correspondence: Broidy, Steve.

32 8

Correspondence: Bromsen, Maury A., 1953-1955.

32 9

Correspondence: Brown, Eugene, 1954.

32 10

Correspondence, Misc., BRU -.

32 11

Correspondence: Brusseau, William (Westminster Visual Aids), 1951-1952.

32 12

Correspondence, Misc., BRY-.

32 13

Correspondence, Misc., BU-.

32 14

Correspondence: Buber, Martin, 1956-1958.

32 15

Correspondence: Benjamin H. Buchsbaum, 1956-1962.

32 16

Correspondence: Bullitt, William, 1943.

32 17

Correspondence: Bunche, Ralph, 1955-1964.

32 18

Correspondence: Burchuk, Alex, 1951-1959.

32 19

Correspondence: Burg, Harvey, 1962.

32 20

Correspondence: Burrage, Champlin.

32 21

Correspondence: Burrows, Millar.

32 22

Correspondence: Burstein, Abraham, 1953-1962.

32 23

Correspondence: Buten, Harry M., 1957-1958.

32 24

Correspondence: Butler, J. Donald, 1953-1954.

32 25

Correspondence: Butterweck, Joseph S., 1947-1956.

32 26

Correspondence, Misc., CA-, 1940-1965.

32 27

Correspondence: Cahnman, Werner J., 1957.

32 28

Correspondence: Canada (Department of National Revenue), 1940.

32 29

Correspondence: Canadian Jewish Congress, 1942-1958.

32 30

Correspondence: Captive Nations Week, 1960.

32 31

Correspondence: Cardozo, Rabbi David A. Jessurun, 1943-1964.

32 32
Correspondence: Carmel, Abraham, 1962.
Scope and Contents note

File contains a reprint of an article published in Newsweek on 1961 June 26 about Abraham Carmel, an Orthodox Jew who had been a Roman Catholic priest

32 33

Correspondence: Cassatt Foundation (note to see Foundation: Cassatt Foundation).

32 34
Correspondence: Cassuto, Umberto, 1933-1951.
Scope and Contents note

File also contains some correspondence between Cyrus Adler and Professor Cassuto and between Adler and Dr. Julius Grodinsky

32 35

Correspondence, Misc., CE-, 1950-1966.

32 36

Correspondence: The Central Association of Colleges (1942), 1941-1942.

32 37

Correspondence: Central Conference of American Rabbis, 1940-1960.

32 38

Correspondence, Misc., CH-, 1940-1964.

32 39

Correspondence: Chapin, Elizabeth, 1942.

32 40

Charry, Elias--Commission Colleges, 1947-1958.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains correspondence with Israel Chipkin of the Jewish Education Committee and the Israel Chipkin School (1941-1945), Wendell Cleland (1949-1950), Rabbi Mortimer Cohen (1940-1964) and Samuel M. Chen (1942-1948)

Box Folder

Correspondence: Charry, Elias, 1947-1958.

33 1

Correspondence: Cheroff, Paul, 1940-1943.

33 2

Correspondence: Chicago Jewish Forum, 1943-1946.

33 3

Correspondence: Chirin, David H., 1940-1943.

33 4

Correspondence: Chipkin, Israel, 1941-1955.

33 5

Correspondence: Chipkin School, Israel, 1958.

33 6
Correspondence: Christ Church, 1942-1964.
Scope and Contents note

File contains a booklet published in commemoration of the 250 Anniversary Year of Christ Church in 1945

33 7

Correspondence, Misc., CI-, 1947-1965.

33 8

Correspondence: Citations, 1948-1954.

33 9

Correspondence: Civil Defense, 1951-1964.

33 10

Correspondence: Clark, Joseph S.

33 11
Correspondence: Cleland, Wendell, 1949-1950.
Scope and Contents note

File contains a photograph of Dr. Cleland

33 12

Correspondence: Cleveland--Jewish Community Federation, 1965.

33 13

Correspondence: Cocktail reception, Four Seasons Hotel, October 29, 1962, 1962-1964.

33 14

Correspondence: Cocktail reception, Four Seasons Hotel, 1962 October 29.

33 15

Correspondence: Cohen, 1940-1966.

33 16

Correspondence: Cohen, Boaz, 1941-1958.

33 17

Correspondence: Cohen, H.H., Cohen, Daniel, and Cohen, Henry, 1943-1961.

33 18

Correspondence: Cohen, Mortimer J., 1940-1964.

33 19

Correspondence: Cohen, Seymour S., 1947.

33 20

Correspondence: Cohen, Emil Benhard, 1944.

33 21

Correspondence: Cohn, Robert, 1944.

33 22

Correspondence: Cohen, Samuel M., 1942-1948.

33 23

Correspondence: Cohon, Samuel S., 1942-1950.

33 24

Correspondence, Misc., COL-, 1945-1953.

33 25

Correspondence: Franklin Cole & Company, 1964-1966.

33 26

Correspondence: Colwell, Ernest Cadman, 1950.

33 27

Correspondence, Misc., COM-.

33 28

Correspondence: Commentary (periodical), 1948-1956.

33 29

Correspondence: Commission for Independent Colleges and Universities, 1967.

33 30

Commission for the Study--Conference on Jewish Relations.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains correspondence with Oscar Janowsky (Commission for the Study of Jewish Education in the United States, 1953-1957), correspondence with the Committee for Post War Rehabilitation of Jewish Scholarship (1943), four files of correspondence with the Conference of Jewish Material Claims against Germany (1953-1964), short correspondence with the Committee on Refugee Ministers (1940), and minutes of the Committee of the Study of Arab-Jewish Relations (1943)

Box Folder

Correspondence: Commission for the Study of Jewish Education in the United States, 1953-1957.

34 1

Correspondence: Commission on Hebrew Language and Culture, 1950.

34 2

Correspondence: Committee for Post War Rehabilitation of Jewish Scholarship, Meeting minutes, 1943 June 17.

34 3

Correspondence: Committee for the Study of Arab-Jewish Relations, meeting minutes, 1943 May 11.

34 4

Correspondence: Committee on Refugee Jewish Ministers, 1940.

34 5

Correspondence: Committee on Training for Jewish Social Work, 1945-1946.

34 6

Correspondence, Misc., CON-, 1950-1966.

34 7

Correspondence: Condolence Letters, 1948-1963.

34 8

Correspondence: Cone (Greensboro, NC), 1954.

34 9

Correspondence: Conference on American Foreign Policy, 1949.

34 10

Correspondence: Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc., 1953-1957.

34 11

Correspondence: Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc., 1957 February - December.

34 12

Correspondence: Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc., 1955-1959.

34 13

Correspondence: Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc., 1960-1964.

34 14

Correspondence: Conference on Jewish Relations, 1944-1948.

34 15

Conference on Jewish Scholarship--Cronback, A.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains two files on the Conference on Post War Rehabilitation of Jewish Centers (1942-1945), correspondence with Alan Corre, and five files of correspondence with the Council of Jewish Federations (1947-1966)

Box Folder

Correspondence: Conference on Jewish Scholarship, 1942-1943.

35 1

Correspondence: Conference on Jewish Scholarship, 1944-1945.

35 2

Correspondence: Conference on Science, Philosophy and Religion, 1955.

35 3

Correspondence: Conference on the History of Religion in the New World, 1957.

35 4

Correspondence: Congress for Jewish Culture.

35 5

Correspondence: Conn, Alexander.

35 6

Correspondence, Misc., COO-COR.

35 7

Correspondence: Contemporary Club of Photography, 1946-1958.

35 8

Correspondence: Cornell University.

35 9

Correspondence: Corre, Alan (Mikveh Israel).

35 10

Correspondence: Corson, Samuel.

35 11

Correspondence, Misc., COU -.

35 12

Correspondence: Council for Financial Aid to Education, Inc., 1954-1955.

35 13

Correspondence: Council for Graduate Schools in the United States, 1961-1965.

35 14

Correspondence: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, 1947-1957.

35 15

Correspondence: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, 1958.

35 16

Correspondence: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, 1959 January - April.

35 17

Correspondence: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, 1959 May - December.

35 18

Correspondence: Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, 1960-1966.

35 19

Correspondence: Counts, George S.

35 20

Correspondence: Cowen, Charles.

35 21

Correspondence, Misc., CR-.

35 22

Correspondence: Cronbach, Abraham (Hebrew Union College).

35 23

Crozer Quarterly-- Misc., DOB-DUR.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains correspondence with David Daube (1943-1966), Moshe Davis (1942-1963), two files of correspondence with Joseph Diamond (1941-1964), short correspondence with Ben Zion Dinur (1954-1964), and an address by Canadian Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker and Dr. Max Nussbaum

Box Folder

Correspondence: Crozer Quarterly and Crozer Theological Seminary (Morton Enslin), 1942-1963.

36 1

Correspondence: Curios.

36 2

Correspondence: Cutler, Allan, 1965-1966.

36 3

Correspondence, Misc., DANN-DAYUS.

36 4

Correspondence: Dakota Jewish History Project, 1952.

36 5

Correspondence: Danforth Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program, 1964.

36 6

Correspondence: Daroff, Samuel and Joseph, 1955-1966.

36 7

Correspondence: Darrow, Rosalind.

36 8

Correspondence: Daube, D., 1944-1966.

36 9

Correspondence: Davidowitz, Harry, 1941-1967.

36 10

Correspondence: Davidson, Joseph E., 1941-1945.

36 11

Correspondence: Davidson, Mrs. Israel, 1945-1947.

36 12

Correspondence: Davidson, Herbert A., 1961.

36 13

Correspondence: Davis, Moshe, 1942-1963.

36 14

Correspondence, Misc., DEB-DIX.

36 15

Correspondence: Dean Anderson-Incorporated.

36 16

Correspondence: Diamond, Joseph, 1940-1946.

36 17

Correspondence: Diamond, Joseph, 1947-1963.

36 18

Correspondence: Dictionary of Theology, 1941-1942.

36 19

Addresses: Convocation in honor of Abraham A. Neuman (Diefenbaker), 1961.

36 20

Correspondence: Dillon, Rose F.

36 21

Correspondence: Dinin, Samuel, 1956-1963.

36 22

Correspondence: Dinur, Ben-Zion.

36 23

Correspondence: Diringer, David, 1940-1947.

36 24

Correspondence: Dittman, Joseph F.

36 25

Correspondence, Misc., DOB-DUR.

36 26

Dropsie College.

Box Folder

Historical Sketch of Dropsie.

37 1
Dropsie College--General--Blue Cross.
Scope and Contents note

File contains Subscription Agreements and prices for Group and Individual Plans in 1959

37 2

Dropsie College, Informational Literature.

37 3

Dropsie College, Proposed New Brochure.

37 4

Dropsie College, Abraham A. Neuman, 1941-1966.

37 5
Dropsie College--General--Middle East Institute, 1959.
Scope and Contents note

File contains materials related to the Middle East Institute, including a First Pennsylvania Bank checkbook

Related Archival Materials note

Also see specific boxes, under Middle East Institute, 1952-1959

37 6

Dropsie College--National Advisory Committee, 1957-1959.

37 7

Dropsie College--General--New York extension, 1958-1959.

37 8
Dropsie College--Defense, 1941-1942.
Scope and Contents note

File contains a variety of materials related to World War II era defense, including proclamations and recommendations issued by the State of Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia and Federal agencies to ensure the safety of the students and citizens of the city. In addition, there is a telegram from Secretary Morgenthau requesting that Dropsie initiate a program to sell Defense Savings Stamps on the campus.

37 9

Dropsie College--Publications mailed to Friends and Prospects, 1957.

37 10

Dropsie College--"The Story of Dropsie College", 1959-1960.

37 11

Dropsie College--Convocation, 1962 June 4.

37 12
Dropsie College--Services and Supplies, 1955-1958.
Scope and Contents note

Brochures and receipts for the following products and services include:

a Coca Cola machine, a Kwik Kafe hot chocolate and coffee machine,

office supplies, including a photocopy machine c. 1959, a dictating machine, a mimeograph, and an Addressograph, a movie projector, typewriters and sound equipment

and oil companies (Sinclair Oils).

Among the Jewish Philadelphia companies were Pomerantz & Company and Raymond Rosen & Company

37 13

Dropsie College.

Box Folder

Dropsie College: Property on Delancey Street, 1945-1950.

38 1

Dropsie College: Leases: Madison Avenue, 1776 Broadway, 1947-1951.

38 2

Dropsie College: Leases--86th Street lease and others, 1959.

38 3

Dropsie College: Leases--58th street (JEC) lease, 1959-1960.

38 4

Dropsie College: Voice of America, 1951.

38 5

Dropsie College: Library Materials--Title Grants, 1964-1966.

38 6

Dropsie College: Insurance Policy (Edward Rosen), 1964-1965.

38 7
Dropsie College: American Jewish Archives, 1965-1966.
Scope and Contents note

Contains note on the microfilming of Leeser letters held by Dropsie College.

38 8

Dropsie College: Department of Health, Education and Welfare-- Educational Research Training Program, 1965.

38 9

Dropsie College: Grant Applications from US Department of Labor, 1965.

38 10

Dropsie College: Federal Programs--General Information, 1967-1968.

38 11

Dropsie College: Building Inventory--State Commission on Academic Facilities, 1967-1968.

38 12
Dropsie College: Biographical Data on Dr. Adler, 1939-1940.
Related Archival Materials note

See also Boxes 4 and 21

Separated Materials note

See also Boxes 4 and 21 for additional material on Cyrus Adler

38 13

Dropsie College: Academy for Educational Development Survey of Retirement Plan, 1965.

38 14

Dropsie College: Faculty Data Sheets (blank).

38 15

Dropsie College: Faculty Sketches.

38 16

Dropsie College: Faculty.

38 17

Dropsie College: Questionaires.

38 18

Dropsie College: Foundations and Fellowships.

38 19

Dropsie College: Finnegan Fellowship Award.

38 20

Dropsie College: Admission Requirements.

38 21

Dropsie College: Board of Governors.

38 22

Dropsie College.

Box Folder

Dropsie College: Apocrypha Translation, 1948.

39 1

Dropsie College: Apocrypha Dinner List, 1950.

39 2

Dropsie College: General--Apocryphal Literature Series, 1957-1958.

39 3

Dropsie College: History Examinations, 1935-1965.

39 4

Dropsie College: Examinations, 1949-1950.

39 5

Dropsie College: Comprehensive Examinations, 1943-1965.

39 6
Dropsie College: Property and Financial Matters, 1942-1984.
Scope and Contents note

File contains a copy of an Israel Savings bond, passbooks for PSFS Savings Bank and the Philadelphia Company, financial information on Irvin Borowsky, and property sales on behalf of Dropsie College

39 7

Dubois, Leo - Emanuel, Jay.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains correspondence with Alexander Dushkin (1945-1946) and Ismar Elbogen (1940-1946)

Separated Materials note

For correspondence on Education, see also Boxes 76 and 80

Box Folder

Correspondence: Dubois, Leo, 1952.

40 1

Correspondence: Dubnove, Aaron, 1940-1941.

40 2

Correspondence: Duker, Abraham G., 1952-1965.

40 3

Correspondence: Dushkin, Alexander, 1945-1949.

40 4

Correspondence, Misc., EA-ED.

40 5

Correspondence: Edidin, Ben M., 1946.

40 6

Correspondence: Edman, Irwin, 1946.

40 7

Education Surveys.

40 8

Education: Symposia and Panels, 1952-1956.

40 9

Education and World Affairs, 1963.

40 10

Educational Testing Service.

40 11

Correspondence, Misc., EF-EL.

40 12

Correspondence: Albert Einstein Foundation for Higher Learning, 1946.

40 13

Correspondence: Albert Einstein Medical Center--Centennial Celebration, 1964.

40 14

Correspondence: Eisenberg, Ariel, 1949-1965.

40 15

Correspondence: Eisenhower, Milton S., 1952.

40 16

Correspondence: Eisenstein, Benjamin, 1946.

40 17

Correspondence: Elbogen, Ismar, 1940-1962.

40 18

Correspondence: Elliott, Huger, 1947.

40 19

Correspondence: Ellis, A.M., 1952-1960.

40 20

Correspondence, Misc., EM-EZ.

40 21

Correspondence: Emanuel, Jay.

40 22

Encyclopedia Britannica--Federation of Jewish Agencies of Philadelphia.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains two files of correspondence with Louis N. Epstein (1929-1959)

Box Folder

Correspondence: Encyclopedia Britannica.

41 1

Correspondence: Encyclopedia Hebraica, 1954-1962.

41 2

Correspondence: Encyclopedia Judaica Press Inc., 1963-1965.

41 3

Correspondence: Engelman, Uriah.

4 4

Correspondence: Enslin, Morton Scott, 1956-1966.

41 5

Correspondence: Epstein, Elias M., 1945-1963.

41 6

Correspondence: Epstein, Louis N., 1929-1943.

41 7

Correspondence: Epstein, Louis N., 1944-1959.

41 8

Correspondence: Erlanger, Elizabeth & Felix, 1947-1963.

41 9

Correspondence, Misc., FA-.

41 10

Correspondence: Falik, Max, 1947-1962.

41 11

Correspondence: Farris, Edward J.

41 12

Correspondence: Fasman, Oscar, 1956-1964.

41 13

Correspondence: Fatemi, Nasrollah Saifpour, 1956-1964.

41 14

Correspondence, Misc., FE-.

41 15

Correspondence: Feder, Jack, 1942.

16 16

Correspondence: Federal Union.

41 17

Correspondence: Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia, 1966.

41 18

Correspondence: Federation of Jewish Agencies of Atlantic City, 1966.

41 19

Feigin, Samuel I--Finkel, Samuel B.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains correspondence with Samuel I. Feigin on Neuman's biography of Cyrus Adler (1938-1947) and seven files of correspondence with Samuel B. Finkel, executive vice-president of Dropsie College (1950-1962)

Box Folder

Correspondence: Feigin, Samuel I., 1938-1947.

42 1

Correspondence: Fein, Dr. Richard (State University College), 1965-1966.

42 2

Correspondence: Feinberg, Louis, 1940-1949.

42 3

Correspondence: Feinstein, Moses, 1945.

42 4

Correspondence: Feldman, Rabbi Abraham, 1963.

42 5

Correspondence: Fellowship Commission, 1965-1967.

42 6

Correspondence: Fels, Samuel, 1943-1944.

42 7

Correspondence, Misc., FI-.

42 8

Correspondence: Finco Financial Consultants.

42 9

Correspondence: Fineshriber, William H., 1940-1941.

42 10

Correspondence: Finkel, Samuel B., 1950-1955.

42 11

Correspondence: Finkel, Samuel B., 1956.

42 12

Correspondence: Finkel, Samuel B., 1957.

42 13

Correspondence: Finkel, Samuel B., 1958.

42 14

Correspondence: Finkel, Samuel B., 1959.

42 15

Correspondence: Finkel, Samuel B., 1960.

42 16

Correspondence: Finkel, Samuel B., 1961-1962.

42 17

Finkel, Samuel B., 1957-1961.

Box Folder

Correspondence: Finkel, Samuel B.--New York Symposium, 1958.

43 1

Correspondence: Finkel, Samuel B., 1957-1958.

43 2

Correspondence: Finkel, Samuel B., 1958-1962.

43 3

Correspondence: Finkel, Samuel B., 1961-1962.

43 4

Correspondence: Finkel, Samuel B., 1959-1963.

43 5

Correspondence: Finkel, Samuel B., 1953-1960.

43 6

Correspondence: Finkel, Samuel B., 1952-1960.

43 7

Finkel, Samuel B.--Mimeographed material.

43 8

Finkelstein, Dr. Louis--Franck, Peter G.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains correspondence with Louis Finkelstein (1940-1965), Henry Ford, and Abraham Fraenkel (1946-1960)

Box Folder

Correspondence: Finkelstein, Dr. Louis, 1939-1965.

44 1

Correspondence: Fire Department, 1965.

44 2

Correspondence: Fischel, H.A.

44 3

Correspondence: Fischel, Walter J., 1946-1955.

44 4

Correspondence: Fishman, Dr. Joshua, 1959-1960.

44 5

Correspondence, Misc., FL-, 1940-1964.

44 6

Correspondence: Flag Day, 1943-1963.

44 7

Correspondence: Flexner, Abraham, 1941-1942.

44 8

Correspondence, Misc., FO-.

44 9

Correspondence: Ford, Henry, II., 1951.

44 10

Correspondence: Foreign Policy Association, 1948-1956.

44 11

Correspondence: Foreign Students.

44 12

Form letters, 1955-1960.

44 13

Forms from other organizations.

44 14

Forms from other organizations.

44 15

Correspondence: Foundation for Independent Colleges, Inc., 1958.

44 16

Correspondence, Misc., FRA-.

44 17

Correspondence: Fraenkel, (Abraham) Adolf, 1946-1959.

44 18
Correspondence: Franck, Peter G.
Other Finding Aids note

File contains a sheet which refers the user to "the Middle East File"

44 19

Frank, Edgar--Funeral Directors Questionnaires.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains short correspondence with Felix Frankfurter (1950-1958)

Box Folder

Correspondence: Frank, Edgar, 1946-1958.

45 1

Correspondence: Frank, Mrs. John and Morris, 1946-1956.

45 2

Correspondence: Frankfort, Henri.

45 3

Correspondence: Frankfurter, Justice Felix, 1950-1960.

45 4

Correspondence, Misc., FRE-.

45 5

Correspondence: Fredman, Samuel, 1940-1941.

45 6

Correspondence: Free Library of Philadelphia, 1940-1956.

45 7

Correspondence: French Society of Philadelphia, 1956-1958.

45 8

Correspondence, Misc., FRI-.

45 9

Correspondence: Frieder, Alexander & Louise, 1944-1946.

45 10

Correspondence: Friedenberg, Samuel, 1941-1949.

45 11

Correspondence: Friend, Jacob, 1958.

45 12

Correspondence: Friedland, George, 1949-1965.

56 13

Correspondence: Friedman, Elisha, 1940-1949.

45 14

Correspondence: Friedman, Lee, 1946-1955.

45 15

Correspondence, Misc., FRO-.

45 16

Correspondence, Misc., FRU--FRY.

45 17

Correspondence: Fry, Harrison W. (Note: "Evening Bulletin"), 1942-1957.

45 18

Correspondence: Funeral Directors Questionnaires, 1941-1942.

45 19

Fundraising--Allentown, PA to Camden, NJ.

Arrangement note

Original arrangement, according to names of cities in the United States, was kept

Box Folder

Correspondence: Fundraising--Allentown, PA, 1942-1948.

46 2

Correspondence: Fundraising--Atlanta, GA, 1942-1948.

46 2

Correspondence: Fundraising--Atlantic City, NJ, 1941-1952.

46 3

Correspondence: Fundraising--Birmingham, Ala., 1940-1944.

46 4

Correspondence: Fundraising--Birmingham, Ala., 1946-1952.

46 5

Correspondence: Fundraising--Boston, MA, 1944-1947.

46 6

Correspondence: Fundraising--Boston, MA, 1943-1953.

46 7

Correspondence: Fundraising--Boston, MA, 1947-1953.

46 8

Correspondence: Fundraising--Buffalo, NY, 1945-1952.

46 9

Correspondence: Fundraising--Camden, NJ, 1940-1952.

46 10

Fundraising--Dallas, TX to Memphis, TN.

Arrangement note

Original arrangement, according to names of cities in the United States, was kept

Scope and Contents note

Box contains correspondence with Rabbi Max Nussbaum on fundraising (Hollywood, California, 1959-1962)

Box Folder

Correspondence: Fundraising--Dallas, TX, 1941-1946.

47 1

Correspondence: Fundraising--Dallas, TX, 1947-1953.

47 2

Correspondence: Fundraising--Detroit, MI, 1941-1944.

47 3

Correspondence: Fundraising--Detroit, MI, 1943-1949.

47 4

Correspondence: Fundraising--Hartford, CT, 1940-1947.

47 5

Correspondence: Fundraising--Hollywood, CA, 1959-1962.

47 6

Correspondence: Fundraising--Houston, TX, 1940-1947.

47 7

Correspondence: Fundraising--Kansas City, MO, 1940-1945.

47 8

Correspondence: Fundraising--Kansas City, MO, 1946-1952.

47 9

Correspondence: Fundraising--Memphis, TN, 1940-1942.

47 10

Correspondence: Fundraising--Memphis, TN, 1943-1950.

47 11

Fundraising--Miami, FL to Pittsburgh, PA.

Arrangement note

Original arrangement, according to names of cities in the United States, was kept

Scope and Contents note

Box contains early correspondence on fundraising (1928-1932).

Note: Dropsie College is referred to as the Philadelphia Branch of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Some of the correspondence is with Cyrus Adler. Neuman's letters are on Mikveh Israel stationery

Box Folder

Correspondence: Fundraising--Miami, FL, 1941-1945.

48 1

Correspondence: Fundraising--Miami, FL, 1946-1949.

48 2

Correspondence: Fundraising--Newark, NJ, 1941-1945.

48 3

Correspondence: Fundraising--Newark, NJ, 1946-1952.

48 4

Correspondence: Fundraising--New York City, 1928-1932.

48 5

Correspondence: Fundraising--New York City, 1932-1937.

48 6

Correspondence: Fundraising--New York City, 1937-1940.

48 7

Correspondence: Fundraising--Pittsburgh, PA, U.J.F., 1940-1947.

48 8

Correspondence: Fundraising--Pittsburgh, PA, individuals, 1942-1947.

48 9

Correspondence: Fundraising--Pittsburgh, PA, 1947-1948.

48 10

Correspondence: Fundraising--Pittsburgh, PA, 1950-1952.

48 11

Fundraising--Richmond, VA to Worcester, MA.

Arrangement note

Original arrangement, according to names of cities in the United States, was kept

Box Folder

Correspondence: Fundraising--Richmond, VA, 1941-1948.

49 1

Correspondence: Fundraising--Scranton, PA, 1941-1949.

49 2

Correspondence: Fundraising--Trenton, NJ, 1941-1952.

49 3

Correspondence: Fundraising--Tulsa, OK, 1938-1947.

49 4

Correspondence: Fundraising--Wilkes-Barre, PA, 1941-1949.

49 5

Correspondence: Fundraising--Worcester, MA, 1940-1947.

49 6

GA--Golden Slipper Square Club.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains correspondence with Louis Ginsberg and his wife and includes a photograph of him, correspondence with Henry S. Gehman (1940-1945) and with Leo Gitelson on the Nehemiah Gitelson Library of Rabbinics (1947-1952)

Box Folder

Correspondence, Misc., GA-GAR.

50 1

Correspondence: Gamoran, Emanuel, 1940-1952.

50 2

Correspondence: Garrison, W.E., 1942-1944.

50 3

Correspondence: Garvin, M. T., 1950-1960.

50 4

Correspondence, Misc., GE-GH.

50 5

Correspondence: Gehrman, Henry S., 1940-1944.

50 6

Correspondence: Gelber, Edward, 1949.

50 7

Correspondence: Gerstley, Mrs. Isaac, 1951-1957.

50 8

Correspondence: Gerstley, Louis, 1963.

50 9

Correspondence: Gerstley, Sunstein & Company, 1945-1961.

50 10

Correspondence: Gerstley, William, II,, 1961.

50 11

Correspondence, Misc., GI-GOL.

50 12

Correspondence: Gibb, Hamilton A.R., 1957.

50 13

Correspondence: Gillett, Joseph E., 1947-1949.

50 14

Correspondence: Gimbel, Ellis A., 1941-1949.

50 15

Correspondence: Ginsberg, H. L., 1940-1955.

50 16

Correspondence: Ginzberg, Louis, 1940-1963.

50 17

Correspondence: Gitelson, Nehemiah, Library of Rabbinics, 1947-1952.

50 19

Correspondence: Glueck, Nelson, 1947-1948.

50 20

Correspondence: Goetz family, 1943-1960.

50 21

Correspondence: Goldberg, 1943-1952.

50 22

Correspondence: Golden Slipper Square Club, 1962.

50 23

Glidden, Dr. Harold W.--Graduate School for Jewish Social Work.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains two files of correspondence with Nahum Goldman (1953-1966) and includes a photograph and correspondence with Israel Goldstein (1940-1966)

Box Folder

Correspondence: Glidden, Dr. Harold W., 1950.

51 1

Correspondence: Glousenberg, Abraham, 1942-1943.

51 2

Correspondence: Goethe Celebration, 1948-1949.

51 3

Correspondence: Goldberg, Harry, 1942-1943.

51 4

Correspondence: Goldberg, Oskar, 1939-1948.

51 5

Correspondence: Goldblatt, Paul, 1944.

51 6

Correspondence: Goldenson, Samuel H., 1940-1948.

51 7

Correspondence: Goldfine, Allan L., 1946.

51 8

Correspondence: Goldin, Judah, 1943-1958.

51 9

Correspondence: Goldman, Israel, M., 1941-1965.

51 10

Correspondence: Goldman, Solomon, 1940-1954.

51 11

Correspondence: Goldmann, Nahum, 1965-1967.

51 12

Correspondence: Goldmann, Nahum, 1953-1964.

51 13

Correspondence: Goldstein, B., 1948.

51 14

Correspondence: Goldstein, David A., 1947-1963.

51 15

Correspondence: Goldstein, Israel, 1940-1966.

51 16

Correspondence: Goldstein, Marcus Sol, 1942-1944.

51 17

Correspondence: Goldstein, General Nathaniel, 1962-1963.

51 18

Correspondence, Misc., GOO-GRE.

51 19

Correspondence: Goodblatt, Morris S., 1939-1947.

51 20

Correspondence: Goode, Alexander D., 1940.

51 21

Correspondence: Goodenough, Erwin R., 1942-1948.

51 22

Correspondence: Gordon, Benjamin L., 1946-1952.

51 23

Correspondence: Gordon, Hirsch L., 1940-1963.

51 24

Correspondence: Gordon, Joseph, 1953-1958.

51 25

Correspondence: Gordon, William, 1945-1962.

51 26

Correspondence: Gore, The Reverend Doctor Norman, 1955-1956.

51 27

Correspondence: Gottstein, M.H., 1948.

51 28

Correspondence: Gould, Bernard, 1941-1960.

51 29

Government Reports, 1968.

51 30

Correspondence: Graduate School for Jewish Social Work, 1938-1945.

51 31


Scope and Contents note

Box contains four files of material relating to Gratz College, including curriculum and minutes (1943-1967), correspondence with Hayim Greenberg (1952) and one file of correspondence with Solomon Grayzel (1940-1966)

Box Folder

Correspondence: Gratz College, 1942-1950.

52 1

Correspondence: Gratz College, 1949-1958.

52 2

Correspondence: Gratz College, 1953-1958.

52 3

Correspondence: Gratz College, 1954-1967.

52 4

Correspondence: Grayzel, Solomon, 1940-1966.

52 5

Correspondence: Green, Saul, 1953-1954.

52 6

Correspondence: Greenberg, Hayim, 1952.

52 7

Correspondence: Greenberg, Moshe, 1961.

52 8

Correspondence: Greenberg, Simon, 1940-1962.

52 9

Correspondence: Greenstone, Julius, 1945-1962.

52 10

Correspondence, Misc., GRI-GRU.

52 11

Correspondence: Greifer, Julian L., 1948.

52 12

Correspondence: Griffith, Ivor, 1945.

52 13

Correspondence: Grushlaw, George, Estate of, 1945.

52 14

Correspondence: Guelfat, Dr. Isaac, 1949-1950.

52 15

Correspondence: Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1940-1965.

52 16

Correspondence: Guggenheim, Stanford, 1954.

52 17

Correspondence: Guttman, Louis, 1954.

52 18

Haas--Hebrew University.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains correspondence with Hadassah (1949-1957) and with Hebrew University (1945-1965)

Box Folder

Correspondence: Haas, Louis J., 1943.

53 1

Habonim Institute, 1947.

53 2

Correspondence: Hacohen, Mordecai, 1951.

53 3

Correspondence: Hadassah, 1949-1957.

53 4

Correspondence: Hadassah (Junior), 1944.

53 5

Correspondence: Hadoar, 1941-1961.

53 6
Correspondence: Hagedorn, Joseph, 1944.
Scope and Contents note

File contains a set of translated letters donated to Dropsie College by Joseph Hagedorn related to his family from 1857-1876

53 7

Correspondence: Hailperin, Herman, 1940-1957.

53 8

Correspondence: Halkin, Abraham S., 1941-1943.

53 9

Correspondence: Halkin, Simon, 1946-1960.

53 10

Correspondence: Halpern, Dr. Manfred, 1963.

53 11

Correspondence: Hamburger, Adolf, 1954.

53 12

Correspondence: Hamburger, Max, 1949.

53 13

Correspondence: Hammarskjold Day, 1961.

53 14

Correspondence: Ha-Reubeni, Dr. Ephraim, 1944.

53 15

Correspondence: Harris, Benjamin, 1944-1955.

53 16

Correspondence: Harrison, Earl G., 1945.

53 17

Correspondence: Harry Fischel Foundation, 1948.

53 18

Correspondence, Misc., HAS-HER.

53 19

Correspondence, Misc., HEB-HER.

53 20

Correspondence: Hebrew Committee of National Liberation, 1944.

53 21

Correspondence: Hebrew Cultural Forum, 1940-1950.

53 22

Correspondence: Hebrew Public Schools, 1949-1960.

53 23

Correspondence: Hebrew Sunday School Society, 1945.

53 24

Correspondence: Hebrew Theological College, 1946-1961.

53 25

Correspondence: Hebrew University, 1947-1963.

53 26

Heimerdinger--HIAS and Council Migration Service.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains:

**three files of correspondence with and on Moshe Held, mainly on immigration matters. There is also correspondence about immigration issues with B.Z. N