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Abraham A. Neuman Papers

ARC MS 43

Abraham A. Neuman Papers

1866-1942

ARC MS 43

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
Title:
Abraham A. Neuman Papers
Date [bulk]:
1940-1960
Date [inclusive]:
1910-1966
Call Number:
ARC MS 43
Extent:
90 Linear feet (91 boxes)
Language:
Multiple languages
Language of Materials note:
Modern languages: English, Hebrew, Yiddish, Spanish
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Sample Citation: "Abraham A. Neuman Papers, Box 4, Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania"
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
Creator:
Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940
Title:
Cyrus Adler Papers
Date [bulk]:
1907-1939
Date [inclusive]:
1866-1942, 1907-1939 (bulk).
Call Number:
ARC MS 26
Extent:
65 Linear feet (129 boxes)
Language:
English
Abstract:
Cyrus Adler was a prominent Jewish scholar and communal builder. Born in 1863, he had a tremendous role in shaping much of Jewish America by the time of his death in 1940. The collection contains Dr. Adler's business correspondence and personal papers and spans much of his multi-faceted career. It also contains many papers connected to the formation and day-to-day business of the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning. (See the Biography and Scope and Content Notes for a more detailed description of Adler's life and the collection.)
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[Identification of item], in the Cyrus Adler Collection, Library at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania ARC MS 26, [Location within collection].
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Biography/History

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

Biography/History

The following, brief sketch of the life of Cyrus Adler is necessarily limited in breadth and depth. It is intended to present only the most salient facts of his background, education and career, with particular reference to this collection of his papers. Some further details are provided in the Scope and Content Note and the Group and Series Descriptions. The researcher may wish to consult the Selected Bibliography for a listing of some of the more prominent, published biographical sources.

Early Life

Dr. Cyrus Adler was born during the Civil War, in Van Buren, Arkansas on September 13, 1863. His father, Samuel Adler, was a Free Mason who ran a general store in Van Buren, and also owned and managed a nearby cotton plantation. In his autobiography, Dr. Adler states that his father's family had come to the United States from Germany between 1830 and 1840, and settled in Arkansas for reasons unknown; he also notes that various relations surnamed Adler and Baer lived in the vicinity. His mother, Sarah (nee Sulzberger) was from Philadelphia. She was the daughter of Leopold and Zirlah (nee Einstein) Sulzberger. Cyrus Adler's two older sisters, Belle and Celia were also born in Van Buren, in 1859 and 1861, respectively.

Van Buren was occupied by the Union army in 1864, but because of Samuel Adler's failing health, the family was permitted to join Mrs. Adler's father in Philadelphia. Their youngest child, Milton, was born there in 1864. Shortly thereafter, the family relocated to New York City, where his father died in 1869. The family then moved back to Philadelphia, where his mother's brother David Sulzberger became their legal guardian.

Dr. Adler's close ties with the Sulzberger family became perhaps the most important formative influences in his life. In his autobiography, Adler states that it was his uncle David who first envisioned for him a life of scholarship and work, in which he would "give myself to the Jewish people as a sort of lay rabbi, with any additional duties that might arise." ( 1, page 12) There is ample testimony to the fulfillment of this vision, for Cyrus Adler was to become "one of the great civil servants in American Jewish history" (  18, page xiii.)

The Sulzberger and Adler families belonged to the Mikveh Israel Synagogue, an important Sephardic congregation in Philadelphia (today known as Congregation Mikveh Israel.) During his youth, Adler took private instruction from the minister of the congregation, Sabato Morais, and later became his friend. He also became acquainted with other influential members of the congregation, and himself served as its President from 1911 to 1916. There were also close ties between this synagogue and the Dropsie College, where Adler was to serve as president for over 30 years.

Education and Early Career

Cyrus Adler was first educated at one of the parochial schools run by the Hebrew Education Society, and then at a public grammar school. Throughout most of his school years he also took private instruction in Hebrew and German. He attended Central High School, graduating in 1879. While still in high school, he did volunteer work in the library of the Young Men's Hebrew Association, where he cataloged the Isaac Leeser Library. He enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 1879, and graduated in 1883.

Because it was expected that he would become a lawyer, Adler spent the summer of 1883 working in the law office of his cousin, Judge Mayer Sulzberger, and studying for the Bar examination. On the basis of this brief legal apprenticeship, Adler was later to become executor of the estates of both Joseph and Mayer Sulzberger, as well as that of his associate Simon Muhr.

But Adler decided not to follow a legal career. Instead, he had hopes of becoming a Biblical archaeologist. He entered the new "Semitic Seminary" of the Johns Hopkins University in the fall of 1883, and became the first of its PhD graduates in 1887. While still enrolled at Johns Hopkins, he also obtained his Master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1886. Throughout his later life Adler was to maintain membership in the alumni associations of both universities. In 1930, the University of Pennsylvania awarded him an honorary Doctorate.

Johns Hopkins appointed him Instructor in Semitics, and he taught from 1887 until 1890. While still a student there, be became a close friend and assistant to the head of the Semitics program, Professor Paul Haupt. During his years at Johns Hopkins, he became an active member in a number of scientific organizations (including the American Oriental Society, of which he later became President), and wrote numerous papers for publication. Also during that time he commuted to New York City to teach Biblical Archaeology at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS), which was led by his friend and mentor, Sabato Morais. Adler was to maintain a close relationship with JTS for the rest of his life.

United States National Museum

In 1888, Adler made the acquaintance of Dr. George B. Goode, Director of the U. S. National Museum, who made him Honorary Curator of the Department of Antiquities. He coordinated the government's exhibit of Biblical archaeology at the Cincinnati Exposition of 1888, an experience which led directly to his work for the World's Columbian Exposition. It was also through his friendship with Dr. Goode that he later came to work for the Smithsonian Institution. Adler retained his affiliation with the Museum throughout his years of work in Baltimore and Washington.

World's Columbian Exposition

In 1890, Adler was appointed Special Commissioner to Turkey, Egypt, Tunis, Algiers and Morocco for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. For the next three years he traveled throughout Europe and the Near East soliciting the participation of those governments in the Exposition, which was held in 1893. He made a point of observing the Jewish communities in every country he visited, meeting many of their leaders. Among them, he became acquainted with important Jewish figures in England, including Israel Zangwill, Israel Abrahams, Joseph Jacobs and Solomon Schechter, with whom he was later to become closely associated.

Smithsonian Institution

As his duties for the Chicago Exposition were ending, Adler was offered a chance to direct what was later to become the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. But his friend George Goode at the National Museum made a counter-offer, and in 1892 Adler became the Librarian of the Smithsonian Institution. In doing so he ended his association with Johns Hopkins University, giving up both his academic and archaeological plans, and embarked on a what was to become a life-long and intensely active career as an administrator of cultural organizations.

Through his work as Librarian, Adler soon became a close friend of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, Samuel P. Langley. He gradually assumed many of Langley's administrative tasks, freeing him to spend time on his aeronautical research. In 1894, he accompanied Langley on the first of several trips to England and Europe. During one of these visits, in 1889, he served as the United States Delegate to the Conference on the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature in London.

In 1905 Adler was promoted to the position of Assistant Secretary, which he held until 1908. This post was one of greater political importance in that era than would be the case today, and Adler made the acquaintance of a number of highly-placed government officials, including President and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt.

Public and Private Life

From the mid-1880s onward, and particularly the 1890s and early 1900s, Adler became involved in numerous Jewish cultural organizations in Philadelphia and New York City. He was himself instrumental in forming and fostering several of them, including the American Jewish Historical Society, the Jewish Publication Society of America, and a discussion group known as The Wanderers, which later led to the formation of the American Jewish Committee ( AJC), of which he was a trustee. In 1911, with other members of the AJC, he testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee regarding the Kishinev massacre.

He was also a trustee of the Gratz College in Philadelphia. And in 1901, he was asked to head the reorganized Board of Directors of the Jewish Theological Seminary. He personally arranged for Solomon Schechter to succeed Morais as President of the JTS. For the next four years Adler's work for the Seminary took him from Washington D. C. to New York City three days a week. During this time he also served on the editorial board of the Jewish Encyclopedia. Throughout his life, Adler maintained an active membership in these and many other organizations, frequently holding positions of leadership.

In 1905 he married Miss Racie Friedenwald, whom he had first met while he was a student at Johns Hopkins University. They had one daughter, Sarah, born in 1906, who later became Mrs. Wolfe Wolfinsohn.

Dropsie College

In 1908 Adler became President of the newly-formed Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning in Philadelphia. His cousin, Judge Mayer Sulzberger, was executor of the estate of Moses Aaron Dropsie, through whose bequest the College had been founded and in whose honor it was named. Mayer Sulzberger served as a Life Governor of the College until his death in 1923, and acted as its first president during the fledgling years 1905-1908, before students were admitted. It is because Adler began his tenure at the time when the College first opened its doors that he is widely credited as being Dropsie's "first" President.

Dr. Adler was to serve in this position, personally guiding the growth and development of the College in every one of its activities, until his death in 1940. Among his accomplishments, he oversaw the construction of the "new" building in 1912. Perhaps most notably, in 1909 he convinced the Board of the College to take on publication of the English periodical, the Jewish Quarterly Review (  JQR). He became Editor-in-chief of this journal, and, as was his habit, managed all but the most minute details of publication until his death.

Jewish Theological Seminary

Upon the death of Solomon Schechter in 1915, Adler was asked to become the "temporary" president of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. With the blessing of the Board of Dropsie College, he served in this capacity until 1924, when his title was altered simply to President, a position he held until his death. Among his achievements at JTS, Adler oversaw the financing and construction of its "new" buildings in 1929-1930. It would appear that he administered the Seminary in much the same, meticulous, hands-on manner as he did the Dropsie College ( 18, page xvi.)

Literary Works

Throughout his life, Adler wrote on a wide variety of subjects. These ranged from Oriental philology and archaeology to comparative religion, bibliography, and American Jewish history. In addition to articles written for scientific journals, he was a contributor to the Jewish Encyclopedia, the  Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, the  Dictionary of American Biography and others, as well as those publications which he edited, including the  Jewish American Year Book, the  Jewish Quarterly Review, and the publications of the American Jewish Historical Society. He wrote several monographs, including the  Catalog of the Leeser Library,  Memorandum on the Western Wall, and his autobiography,   I Have Considered the Days. Coleman and Reider's bibliography of Adler's printed works, published in 1933, lists 583 items (5.) It may be appropriate to mention here that he was also a prompt, exacting, and in some instances voluminous correspondent with his family, friends and colleagues.

Civic Leadership

While serving as President of both the Dropsie College and the Jewish Theological Seminary, Adler also helped to lead a large number of civic institutions, Jewish cultural organizations, and scientific and educational societies. The following list mentions only those which might be considered highlights of his career, and is not meant to be in any way comprehensive. Rather, these are some of the organizations to which he gave the greatest proportion of his time and energies.

Mention has already been made of Adler's involvement in a number of important Jewish cultural institutions. In addition to those, he was particularly active in the Federation of Jewish Charities of Philadelphia, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and the United Synagogue of America. He also founded and led the short-lived Philadelphia Kehilla, served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Free Library of Philadelphia from 1915 until 1939, and on the Philadelphia Board of Public Education from 1921 to 1925.

From the beginning of World War I onward, Adler became a tireless worker for charitable fund-raising efforts, notably on behalf of the American Jewish Relief Committee. He was largely responsible for creating what later became the Jewish Welfare Board, and was on the Council of the Jewish Agency for Palestine. He also served as the Delegate of the American Jewish Committee to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. And as World War II approached, and then began, he was active in an even wider array of organizations formed to deal specifically with that crisis.

The volume of work which he accomplished, and the level of detail at which he habitually worked, reveals a humbling order of dedication. After a lengthy illness, Cyrus Adler died at the age of 76, on April 7, 1940. It seems providential that his extremely valuable autobiography, I Have Considered the Days, was largely complete in 1939; it was published in 1941.

Short List of Affiliations

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

American Academy for Jewish Research

American Jewish Committee (Founder, President 1929-1940)

American Jewish Historical Society (Founder, Secretary 1892-1898, President 1898-1922)

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (Board)

American Jewish Relief Committee (Campaign Chairman)

American Oriental Society (President)

American Philological Association

American Philosophical Society (Councillor 1927-1930, 1932-1936)

Anthropological Society of Washington

Archaeological Institute of America

Boy Scouts of America (Executive Board)

Committee of Fifteen

Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C.

Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning (President 1908-1940)

Federation of Jewish Charities of Philadelphia (Education Group Chairman)

Free Library of Philadelphia (President of Board 1925-1939)

Gratz College (Trustee)

Hebrew Union College (Honorary D.H.L., 1925)

Hebrew University (Board of Directors)

International Catalogue of Scientific Literature (Delegate, 1898)

Jewish Agency for Palestine (Co-chairman of Council)

The Jewish Encyclopedia (Editorial Board)

The Jewish Quarterly Review (Editor 1910-1940)

Jewish Publication Society of America (Founder, Trustee, Chairman of Publication Committee, Editor of The American Jewish Yearbook, Founder of the Hebrew Press)

Jewish Theological Seminary of America (President of Board 1902-1905, President 1915-1940)

Jewish Welfare Board (Founder)

Johns Hopkins University (PhD 1887, Instructor and Associate Professor of Semitics 1887-1892; University Club)

"Look Out" Scholarship Fund

Mikveh Israel Synagogue (President 1911-1916)

Oriental Club of Philadelphia

Pennsylvania, University of (BA 1883, MA 1886, Honorary D. Litt. 1930; Alumni Association)

Philadelphia Board of Public Education (1921-1925)

Philadelphia Kehilla (Founder, President 1911-1914)

Philobiblon Club, Philadelphia

Philosophical Society of Washington

Smithsonian Institution (Librarian 1892-1905; Assistant Secretary 1905-1908)

Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis

United States National Museum (Honorary and Assistant Curator of Oriental Antiquities, Archaeology, and Historic Religions, ca. 1888-1908)

United Synagogue of America (Founder, President 1914-1918)

Washington Academy of Sciences

World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago (Special Commissioner 1890-1893)

Selected Bibliography

(Note: Footnotes throughout this finding aid refer to the sources below, listing the source in bold print and the page number.)

Secondary Sources

1. Adler, Cyrus. I Have Considered the Days. New York: Burning Bush Press, 1941.

2. Adler, Cyrus. Lectures, Selected Papers, Addresses: Collected and published by his colleagues and friends on the occasion of his seventieth birthday September 13, 1933. Philadelphia: privately printed, 1933.

3. American Jewish Year Book. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America. Volume I, 1899-1900 and Volume II, 1900-1901.

4. Ashton, Dianne. The Philadelphia Group: A Guide to Archival and Bibliographic Collections. Philadelphia: Center for American and Jewish History, 1993.

5. Coleman, Edward and Joseph Reider. A Bibliography of the Writings and Addresses of Cyrus Adler, 1882-1933. Philadelphia, privately printed, 1933.

6. Dalin, David G. Cyrus Adler and the Rescue of Jewish Refugee Scholars. American Jewish History, Vol. 78, No. 3, pp. 351-362.

7. Davis, Moshe. "The Human Record: Cyrus Adler at the Peace Conference, 1919" in Essays in American Jewish History, with a forward by Nelson Glueck. Cincinnati: American Jewish Archives, 1958.

8. Dobkowski, Michael N., ed. Jewish American Voluntary Organizations. New York: Greenwood Press, 1986.

9. Gaustad, Edwin S. Response. American Jewish History, Vol. 78, No. 3, pp. 395-398.

10. Kohut, George Alexander. "The Contribution of Cyrus Adler to American Jewish History", in Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, Volume 33. Baltimore: American Jewish Historical Society, 1934.

11. Morais, Henry Samuel. The Jews of Philadelphia: Their History from the Earliest Settlements to the Present Time. Philadelphia: The Levytype Company, 1894.

12. Parzen, Herbert. Architects of Conservative Judaism. New York: Jonathan David, 1964.

13. Neuman, Abraham. Cyrus Adler: A Biographical Sketch. New York: The American Jewish Committee, 1940; reprint, New York: American Jewish Year Book, 5701.

14. Neuman, Abraham. Cyrus Adler: A Biographical Sketch. New York: American Jewish Committee, 1942.

15. Neuman, Abraham. Obituary Notice: Cyrus Adler (1863-1940). Reprinted from the Year Book of the American Philosophical Society, 1940.

16. Reich, Nathaniel J. Review of Abraham Neuman's book Cyrus Adler, A Biographical Sketch. Journal of Jewish Bibliography, January-April, 1943, pp. 51-52.

17. Robinson, Ira. Cyrus Adler and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America: Image and Reality. American Jewish History, Vol. 78, No. 3, pp. 363-381.

18. Robinson, Ira, ed. Cyrus Adler: Selected Letters, 2 vols. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1985.

19. Rosenfeldt, Henry H. This Thing of Giving. New York; Plymouth Press, 1924.

20. Sarna, Jonathan D. Cyrus Adler and the Development of the American Jewish Culture: The "Scholar-Doer" as a Jewish Communal Leader. American Jewish History, Vol. 78, No. 3, pp. 382-394.

21. Sarna, Jonathan D. JPS: The Americanization of Jewish Culture. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1989.

22. Stern, Malcolm H., Comp. Americans of Jewish Descent: A Compendium of Genealogy. Cincinnati: Hebrew College Press, 1960.

23. Stern, Malcolm H., Comp. First American Jewish Families: 600 Genealogies, 1654-1988, Third Edition. Baltimore: Ottenheim Publishers, Inc., 1991.

Encyclopedias

24. Encyclopedia Judaica. Jerusalem, Keter Publishing House, Ltd., Volume I, pages 272-273.

25. Jewish Encyclopedia. New York, Funk and Wagnalls Company, 1907, Volume 1, page 193.

26. Universal Jewish Encyclopedia. New York, The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, Inc., 1939-1943, Volume 1, pages 88-89.

Primary Sources

27. The Cyrus Adler Papers (MS 26). Library of the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

28. The Mayer Sulzberger Collection (MS 25). Library of the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

29. Minutes of the Board of Governors, 1905-1940. Dropsie College Archives (DC 1 A). Library of the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

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 collection ranges in date from 1866 to 1942, with the bulk of it dating from 1907 to 1939. Although the material is divided into two distinct groups, business correspondence and personal papers, this division is somewhat artificial. The Correspondence Group is actually a "hybrid" of Dr. Adler's administrative and personal papers. This mixture reveals something of his own business methods, but speaks much more strongly to the tightly interwoven relationships between the many Jewish cultural institutions which he and his peers served in Philadelphia, and to a lesser extent, in New York City.

The Correspondence constitutes the great majority of the collection, and pertains largely to Dr. Adler's tenure as President of the Dropsie College from 1908 until his death in 1940. Due to the multitude of additional responsibilities which Dr. Adler accepted during those years, this material also includes much that has no direct (but often, indirect) bearing on the work of the College. Several files contain correspondence that pre-dates Adler's presidency of the College, usually with his close colleagues and friends. This Group is arranged in alphabetical order by name or subject; for more information about this arrangement, see the Processor's Note.

The relatively small Personal Papers Group contains the earliest-dated materials, particularly that series relating to the Adler family's ownership of land in Sevier County, Arkansas. This Group also contains an extensive series of notebooks and some other material relating to Dr. Adler's years at Johns Hopkins University (1883-1890), and some materials relating to his career in Washington, D.C. (1892-1908). The Personal Papers Group also contains numerous draft and typescript copies of his published and unpublished literary productions, as well as some certificates and photographs.

A more detailed analysis of the content of the collection follows. This description is organized topically, addressing the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning, various of Dr. Adler's other activities as represented in the collection, and important lacunae. The researcher is advised to remember that the bulk of the collection itself is not organized topically, but rather alphabetically.

Extensive Files

Most of the alphabetical files in the collection consist of no more than a single folder, and that frequently not a full one. But there are many instances of more extensive correspondence and other, related records. The collection contains two or more file folders of material pertaining to each of the individuals and organizations listed below. Where this material is especially important or extensive, further description is given under the subheadings: Dropsie College, and Significant Activities.

-- Individuals

William Chomsky; Mortimer J. Cohen; Samuel Edelman; Joshua Finkel; Louis Finkelstein; Simon Ginzburg; Elhanan Golomb; Robert Gordis; Solomon Grayzel; Julius Greenstone; Benzion Halper; Jacob Hoschander; Isaac Husik; Leo Jung; Moses Jung; Ephraim Lederer; Abraham J. Levy; Harry S. Linfield; Judah Magnes; Henry Malter; Jacob Mann; Max Leopold Margolis; Alexander Marx; H. Pereira Mendes; James A. Montgomery; Edward I. Nathan; Harry M. Orlinsky; Elias N. Rabinowitz; Nathaniel J. Reich; Joseph Reider; Bernard Revel; A. S. W. Rosenbach; Lessing J. Rosenwald; Frank J. Rubenstein; Abraham I. Schechter; Samuel Schulman; Solomon L. Skoss; members of the Solis-Cohen family; Ephraim A. Speiser; Horace Stern; Nathan I. Stone; Joseph Sulzberger; Mayer Sulzberger; Morris Wolf; Michael Zarchin; Solomon Zeitlin. There are also a number of files for persons surnamed Adler (including some relatives, but not those in Dr. Alder's immediate family.)

-- Organizations

American Academy for Jewish Research; American Council of Learned Societies; The American Hebrew; American Jewish Historical Society; American Jewish Relief Committee; American Schools for Oriental Research; Archaeological Institute of America; Bloch Publishing Company; B'nai Brith; Bureau of Jewish Social Research; Cahan Printing Company; University of Chicago; Columbia University; Committee of Fifteen; Federation of Jewish Charities of Philadelphia; Gustav Fock, Buchhandlung; Gratz College; Otto Harrassowitz, Buchhandlung; The Hebrew Press; Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society; Hebrew Union College; Karl W. Hiersmann, Buchhandlung; Horting and Snader;   The Jewish Exponent;  The Jewish Forum; Jewish Publication Society of America; Jewish Telegraphic Agency; Jewish Theological Seminary of America; Johns Hopkins University; Lehrfeld Printing Company; "Look Out" Scholarship Fund; Macmillan and Company; William Mann Company;  The Menorah Journal; Mikveh Israel Synagogue; Simon Muhr Scholarship Fund; National Committee for Religion and Welfare Recovery; National Conference of Jews and Christians; National Council of Jewish Federations; National Council on Religion in Higher Education; New York Public Library; Oriental Club of Philadelphia; Oxford University Press; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania--Department of Public Instruction, and --State Emergency Relief Board; Pennsylvania State Education Society; University of Pennsylvania; City of Philadelphia--Board of Public Education; Philadelphia Council on Jewish Education; Sesqui-Centennial Exposition; Smithsonian Institution; G. E. Stechert and Company; Talmud Torah; Temple University; United States--Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education; United States--Library of Congress; United States--Post Office; United States--Works Progress Administration; United Synagogue of America; University Club; William Wesley & Son; Wolf Brothers; World Fellowship of Faiths; Yale University; Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association.

The Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning

Those who want information about virtually any aspect of the first thirty years of the College's existence are advised to consult the Adler Papers in addition to the other archival records of that time period. Indeed, in many instances these papers constitute the only record of certain of the College's activities.

The Correspondence Group ranges in scope throughout the years of Adler's presidency, and in several instances materials pre-date his tenure. Of special note, there is some important earlier correspondence with members of the Board of Governors of the College pertaining to Adler's acceptance of the presidency, and discussing the ways in which the newly-formed College should develop. An essential adjunct to this material is the Mayer Sulzberger Manuscript Collection. Together with the archives of the Board of Governors, the Adler and Sulzberger papers give a complete overview of the formation and earliest years of the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning.

Just as one might expect, there is relatively little material filed directly under the heading "Dropsie College." That material consists of a small amount of miscellaneous correspondence to do with routine College matters, one series relating to the Dedication of the new building in 1912, and another series of the addresses given by Dr. Adler at the annual Founder's Day exercises.

Because Dr. Adler personally attended to the most minute details of day-to-day management, much of this material is quite routine in nature. There are five archival record groups which significantly overlap his files in this regard: the records of the Board of Governors, the voluminous Treasurer's records, the records of the Registrar, those of the JQR, and those of the Library. All of these were found to be separately collected in the Archives of the College. The relationship between each of these groups and the Adler Papers is described in detail below.

Board of Governors (Archives Group DC 1)

Related records in the archives of the Board are the Minutes of meetings (including regular and special reports of the President) and some routine memoranda. Researchers should not overlook Adler's correspondence with individual members of the Board found within his Papers. The Mayer Sulzberger Manuscript Collection provides additional, important correspondence, constituting the records of the first President of the College.

Financial Records (Archives Group DC 5)

Adler's correspondence includes most, if not all of those vendors of goods and services with which (or in many instances, with whom) the College did regular business. These range in variety from musicians to gardeners, coal companies to department stores. Those researchers interested in the JQR should note that a good number of these firms were printers, publishers and stationers. Such files often contain invoices as well as correspondence.

The Correspondence also includes some material concerning bequests received, and investments made by the College. Much more, related material will be found in the Treasurer's archives, which include invoices, memoranda, reports and statements.

The only complete series of records to be removed from the Adler Papers during processing were those pertaining to the first fund-raising campaign: The Friends of Dropsie College. These were transferred to the Development archives (Group DC 8).

Library (Archives Group DC 7)

The first salaried librarian of the College, alumnus Dr. Joseph Reider, held that post from 1913 to 1959. But his title during his first decade in office, "Assistant Librarian," bespoke the fact that it was Dr. Adler who was the actual head of the library. Given Adler's life-long interest in Jewish libraries, and his previous appointment as Librarian of the Smithsonian Institution, it is understandable that he should have put so much of his energy into the library of the College. Indeed, the library acquired many of its most important rare books and manuscripts during Adler's tenure. Some of these were his own gifts, including a collection of fragments from the Cairo Genizah which he purchased during his travels in the early 1890s.

The collection is rich in correspondence with book and periodical publishers, rare book and antiquities dealers (particularly in Germany), shipping agents and individual collectors in the United States and abroad. These files also document the library's acquisition of many private book and manuscript collections, both by purchase and donation.

Related records in the archives of the Library are quarterly and annual reports, the earliest of these having been written by Adler himself, and some later correspondence files. There is some overlap between the archives of the Library and those of the JQR, which is explained below.

Jewish Quarterly Review (Archives Group DC 9)

A significant proportion of this collection concerns the JQR in some way, constituting the majority of the archival record during this time period. Additional financial records can also be found in the  JQR archives.

Established in London in 1888, the JQR was "the only scientific magazine devoted to Jewish subjects in the English Language." (  1, page 279) In 1909, Dr. Adler persuaded the Board of Dropsie College to take over this publication, and he became its chief Editor. For more information, the researcher should consult the Minutes of the Board of Governors.

There are numerous files relating to individual and corporate subscribers and sales agents, including libraries, vendors of books and periodicals, and subscription fulfillment houses. These subscriptions were often in the form of an exchange with other periodical publishers, many of them being Universities (i.e.: the JQR in exchange for another serial title published by that institution and collected by the Dropsie College library.) Frequently these items appear in the "Miscellaneous" files, but correspondence about subscriptions can also be found among many of the more extensive files.

Related files include extensive business correspondence with various printers and publishers, especially Macmillan and Company, the Oxford University Press, and the Hebrew Press. This correspondence often contains Dr. Adler's own detailed printing instructions and corrections. An important lacuna is the lack of related correspondence with the editors of the original London series (1888-1908), Israel Abrahams and Claude Montefiore.

Additional, frequent correspondence concerns Dr. Adler's editorial work. These files include his letters of request that individuals write articles or produce reviews for the journal. They also include critiques of the material submitted for publication; the latter may have been written by Adler himself, or by his assistants, Dr. Margolis and Dr. Zeitlin.

It was Dr. Adler's set policy either to return to the author all original manuscript material submitted to the JQR, or else to destroy it. Therefore, with only a few exceptions, there is virtually no such material in the Adler Papers, nor elsewhere in the archives of the  JQR. The handful of exceptions appear to have been overlooked, rather than to have been retained deliberately. These are described under Removals.

Registrar (Archives Group DC 6)

-- Student Files

Many files relate to prospective and actual students of the Dropsie College. The apparent, original state of the collection makes clear that it was Dr. Adler's practice to include in his own files any material relating to those individuals and their association with the College. The researcher should note that files pertaining to prospective students who did not matriculate have been left undisturbed. However, all material which constitutes the official student record of any individual has been removed and placed in the archives of the Registrar's Office. For more information see Removals.

The majority of the Correspondence files on former students follow a regular pattern. Typically, they include correspondence relating to an alumnus' continued use of the library, contributions of reviews and articles to the JQR, as well as seasonal and birthday greetings to Dr. Adler. In some cases, these files also concern the revision and publication of the student's thesis some years after graduation. Correspondence of a more personal nature is less common, and frequently takes the form of announcements of such events as new jobs, marriages and births. Extensive correspondence with former students is rare in this collection, unless the individual maintained a close friendship with Adler, or an association with the College over a period of years.

-- Faculty Files

Unlike the Student records, the Registrar's archives has no separate files on Faculty members dating from Dr. Adler's tenure. For this reason, Correspondence files relating to actual or prospective members of the faculty have been left undisturbed. Typically, they contain correspondence relating to the faculty member's hire and periodic salary negotiations, memoranda concerning the routine events of the academic year, and correspondence relating to special activities (such as publications, travel abroad, purchases made on behalf of the library, etc.) For the most part, these files do not contain information about students. The files of those faculty members who had administrative as well as academic responsibilities often contain more substantive material about the business of the College.

NOTE: Faculty files and Student files are confidential records, and will be released for research only on a case-by-case basis. The Library reserves the right to refuse such requests, and to limit access to all sensitive materials.

Significant Activities

Cyrus Adler either led or participated in so many scientific and cultural institutions and activities, in addition to his presidency of the Dropsie College, that it is impossible even to provide an outline of them here. The following descriptions, therefore, relate only to those most significant organizations or activities which are represented in some way within these Papers.

The absence of such a description here does not mean that the collection has no related materials. The researcher should also note that such materials are frequently filed under other, perhaps unexpected, alphabetical headings. He or she is strongly advised to consult Adler's correspondence with those other individuals who may have been associated with the activity of interest. (See also: Important Lacunae and Series Descriptions.)

American Jewish Committee (AJC)

In the early 1900s Dr. Adler formed the original group ("the Wanderers") which later became the AJC. As he stated in his autobiography, the AJC "claimed a very considerable part of my active public Jewish life" ( 1, page 246-247). He served on its Executive Committee continuously for the remainder of his life, and from 1929 onward as its President. Dr. Adler represented the AJC at the first meeting of the American Jewish  Congress in December 1918, and was selected to represent the Committee at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. But there is only a single folder in this collection under the direct heading  AJC, containing relatively routine correspondence dated 1935-1939. (See also: American Jewish Congress, and American Jewish Relief Committee.)

American Jewish Congress

There is only one folder under the direct heading of the Congress in these papers, and while it dates from 1917 to 1933, it is quite slim in its contents.

American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS)

Adler is considered the Founder of the AJHS, and served as its President. But the related files in this collection are comparatively slim. Ranging in date from 1911 to 1939, these files include some drafts of his writings and/or addresses, correspondence regarding a monument to Haym Salomon, and meetings of the AJHS which were held at the Dropsie College.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee ("The Joint")

Adler was an active member of The Joint, and served on its Executive Committee from 1922 to 1940. But there is only one folder directly filed under the heading of The Joint; it consists of meeting minutes from 1920.

American Jewish Relief Committee (AJRC)

The AJRC was the WWI relief arm of the American Jewish Committee. These files constitute by far the largest single series of records in the collection, 6.5 linear feet in volume. Adler was deeply involved in relief work throughout the period of the War and in succeeding years, and led the AJRC's Philadelphia campaigns from 1914 into the 1920's.

The material in this collection primarily consists of the records of two major fund-raising efforts: the Jewish War Relief Campaign (1914-1921; bulk: 1919) and the American Jewish Relief Appeal (1921-1925; bulk: 1922). Most of this material relates specifically to fund-raising activities in the State of Pennsylvania, particularly in Philadelphia, although a few files relate to campaigns in other localities. When the current processing began, it was found that the records of the Appeal were often mingled with those of the  Campaign; this confusion was very probably of recent origin. It has been difficult at best, and in many cases impossible to accurately distinguish between the two sets of records. Files dating from 1922 forward have been assumed to relate solely to the  Appeal.

Chicago Exposition (1893):  See World's Columbian Exposition

Committee of Fifteen

This group was "appointed" by Horace Stern during a meeting at his home on April 28, 1925. Adler himself was one of the fifteen men appointed. Two years later, the Committee advocated creating a new body, the Philadelphia Jewish Education Council.

Federation of Jewish Charities of Philadelphia

These files relate to matters concerning the Federation as a body, and its many constituent institutions. The material dates from 1908 to 1940, with the bulk of it dating from 1920 to 1929. It constitutes the second largest single series of records in the collection, comprising over 2.5 linear feet under the direct heading "Federation," and much more if all the related files are taken together. Materials pertaining to the Federation and its administration include some governance documents, minutes of meetings and budgetary statements. The most extensive material in this category relates to Dr. Adler's participation in that department of the Federation known as the "Education Group."

Organizations which appear with some frequency in the Federation files include: the Alliance Israelite, Associated Talmud Torahs, Big Sisters, Blaine Community Centre, Eagleville Sanitarium for Consumptives, Federated Loan Association, Hebrew Literature Society, Hebrew Sheltering Home, Jewish Convalescent Home, Jewish Hospital Association, Jewish Welfare Society, Juvenile Aid Society, Mount Sinai Hospital Association, National Farm School, Neighborhood Centre, Society of the United Hebrew Charities, United Synagogue of America, and the Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association. There is some, but relatively little, correspondence relating to individual applicants for various types of aid.

See also: the Alliance Israelite, Committee of Fifteen, National Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, National Council of Jewish Women, Philadelphia Board of Public Education, Philadelphia Jewish Education Council, Talmud Torahs, United Synagogue, and the Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association.

Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP)

Adler served as a member of the Board of Trustees from roughly 1915 onward, acting as its President from 1925 until his retirement from the Board in 1939. There is only one folder of correspondence in this collection. Although ranging in date from 1914 to 1938, the material is scanty, and pertains only to business conducted between FLP and the Dropsie College.

Gratz College

Adler served as a member of the Board of Gratz College. There was also a long and close relationship between that institution and the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning. The Adler Papers contain three folders of correspondence relating to Gratz College, dating from 1913 to 1940. While comparatively slim, and lacking information about Adler's early service on the Board, these files appear to be comprehensive regarding his term as president of Dropsie College. (See also: Mikveh Israel Synagogue.)

The Hebrew Press

Adler was instrumental in establishing the Hebrew Press as an arm of the Jewish Publication Society, in large part for the purpose of locally printing the JQR. There is extensive correspondence concerning the Press in this collection, dating from 1922 to 1939. (See also: Jewish Publication Society.)

Jewish Publication Society of America (JPS)

Adler was one of the founders of the JPS. He served as a Trustee and member of the Publication Committee from the formation of JPS in 1888 until his death in 1940, and as Chair of the Publication Committee from 1925 to 1934. He originated The American Jewish Yearbook, and was also instrumental in forwarding the 1917 translation of the Bible. There are two, slim, series of related files in this collection. The three folders in the Correspondence Group date from 1913 to 1939, and largely concern the relationship between JPS and the Dropsie College. The eight (very slight) folders in the Personal Papers Group date from 1887 to 1900, and primarily concern the "Preliminary List of Jewish Soldiers and Sailors who served in the Spanish American War," published in the 1900-1901  Yearbook. (See also: Hebrew Press.)

Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS)

Considering the importance of Dr. Adler's role in the Seminary's affairs, and the length of his association with the JTS, there is surprisingly little related material in this collection. Only three categories of material are filed under the direct heading JTS: invitations to and programs of events at the Seminary, such as annual commencements; holograph or type-script copies of addresses given by Dr. Adler at various JTS events; and records of the Philadelphia Branch of the Seminary.

All these files together are little more than one linear foot in extent. Related materials will be found filed as Adler himself filed them, under the names of individual correspondents and/or topics. Two important lacunae in the collection are the virtual lack of correspondence with Sabato Morais, Adler's mentor and the founder of the JTS; and the complete lack of any correspondence between Dr. Adler and his colleague and friend, Solomon Schechter, whom he helped to make President of JTS, and whom he succeeded in that office from 1915 onward.

Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

Adler enrolled in the JHU "Semitic Seminary" in 1883, and became "the first person who received a Doctor of Philosophy in Semitics from an American university" in 1887 ( 1, page 64.) JHU appointed him Instructor in Semitic Languages, and he continued his association there until 1892. While still a student, Adler became a close friend of Professor Paul Haupt, and later became his assistant. An important  lacuna in this collection is the complete lack of any correspondence with Dr. Haupt.

The Personal Papers Group contains a number of Adler's academic notebooks on such subjects as Akkadian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Ethiopic, and Semitics, mentioned in his autobiography ( 1, page 53.) This group also contains several of the papers and reviews he wrote for various societies and journals while associated with JHU. His diploma is in this collection, as are a large number of receipts from JHU and the University Club.

Mikveh Israel Synagogue (Congregation Mikveh Israel)

Cyrus Adler was affiliated with this influential, Sephardic synagogue from the time his family moved to Philadelphia in 1869, and served as its President from 1911 to 1916. As a youngster he took private lessons with the congregation's minister, Sabato Morais, and later became his friend. The building of the Dropsie College shared the corner of Broad and York Streets with Mikveh Israel and its educational affiliate, Gratz College. There are two folders of related correspondence in the Adler Papers, dating from 1909 to 1940.

Paris Peace Conference (1919): See: American Jewish Committee.

Philadelphia Board of Public Education

Dr. Adler was appointed to the Board in June, 1921, and resigned in 1925. He received numerous congratulatory messages upon this appointment from peers, friends, and well-wishers, including Simon Gratz, Morris Jastrow, and members of the Solis-Cohen family. Organizations frequently represented in these files include the Philadelphia Teachers' Association, Women Teachers' Organization (later Association) of Philadelphia, and the White-Williams Foundation. The material also includes correspondence from individual schools (chiefly invitations to events) and letters from school administrators and teachers.

Separate but related files in this collection include: Edwin C. Broome, Jr., the Citizen's Emergency Committee on Public Education, Committee of Fifteen, Education Aid Society, Federation of Jewish Charities of Philadelphia, National Education Association, Philadelphia Jewish Education Council, and Clinton Rogers Woodruff.

Sesqui-Centennial Exposition (Philadelphia)

Adler served as an active member of both the Education and Religion committees of the Exposition. There are five folders of related correspondence, dating from 1923 to 1926, which include various official invitations.

Smithsonian Institution

The 1846 act of Congress which created the Smithsonian Institution provided for a library and museum (later called the United States National Museum.) While a student at Johns Hopkins University, Adler visited the Museum in 1888, and made the acquaintance of the Director, Dr. George Goode. Later that year, Adler prepared the Museum's exhibit of Biblical archaeology at the "Cincinnati Exposition," and in 1890, through this association, he became a special commissioner for the "Chicago Exposition." Afterwards, he was offered the post of Librarian of the Smithsonian Institution, which he held from 1892 until 1905. From 1905 to 1908, he served as Assistant Secretary. While in these posts he became close friends with the Institution's Director, Samuel Langley, and in some regards acted virtually as the administrator of the Smithsonian.

There is one folder pertaining to Samuel Langley and another to the Smithsonian in the Correspondence Group of this collection. The Personal Papers Group contains the damaged draft of a letter from Adler to Langley, and one other folder pertaining to the Smithsonian; this Group also contains various other personal and professional correspondence and receipts dating from Adler's years in Washington, D.C. There is also one file under the direct heading of the United States National Museum in the Personal Papers. (See also: World's Columbian Exposition.)

United States National Museum: See Smithsonian Institution.

United Synagogue of America

Adler was one of the founders of the United Synagogue, and served as its President from 1914 to 1918. There are nine folders of related materials dating from 1915 to 1940, but they are relatively slim. There is a significant gap between 1924 and 1938, although there are some files relating to the addresses which Adler gave at meetings of the Women's League of the organization during those years.

University of Pennsylvania (U of P)

Cyrus Adler earned his Bachelor's degree from the U of P in 1883, and gave the class oration at graduation. While working toward his PhD at the Johns Hopkins University, he also took his Master's degree from the U of P in 1886, and again gave the class oration. He was granted an honorary Doctorate by the University of Pennsylvania in 1930. The collection contains both his Bachelor and Master of Arts diplomas, but no other materials relating to his academic work at the U of P. The files date from 1908 to 1940. For the most part, they comprise two types of materials: those concerning the reciprocal relationships between the U of P and the Dropsie College, and those pertaining to Adler's membership in the U of P alumni association.

World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, 1893)

In 1890, Adler was appointed by a U. S. Congressional Committee to the post of Commissioner of the World's Columbian Exposition to Turkey, Persia, Egypt, Tunis and Morocco. From 1890 to 1893 he traveled throughout the Near East to solicit the participation of the governments and businessmen of those countries in the Exposition. The only materials in this collection which directly relate to his work for the Exposition are two large certificates, and a number of receipts (primarily from hotels, including Shepheard's in Cairo), which are filed in the Personal Papers Group.

Young Men's & Young Women's Hebrew Association (YM/WHA)

There is roughly one-half linear foot of related material in this collection, primarily concerning the Philadelphia YM/WHA, but including some files on the YM/WHAs in New York City and other towns in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. These files date from 1912 to 1940; the bulk of them date from 1920 to 1927, and much of the material concerns the "new" building at Broad and Pine Streets. (See also: Federation, above; and Leeser Library, below.)

IMPORTANT LACUNAE

In his autobiography, Adler stated that his "major Jewish duties" were his involvement with the Federation, the Jewish Publication Society, the College, and the Seminary. ( 1, page 329) In addition to the administrative papers of Dropsie College, this collection preserves important materials pertaining to Adler's work for most of the other institutions of which he was a leader. But these files do not in any way form a complete record of his relationship with those organizations (see the Scope and Content Note, above.)

Some surprising gaps also occur in the Adler Papers. Granted that the collection primarily pertains to Dr. Adler's work as President of the Dropsie College, yet there are numerous materials documenting his other, unrelated activities, as well as his relationships with friends and colleagues. So numerous are the inclusions, in fact, that the omissions noted below would appear to be deliberate. Whether such gaps represent an aspect of Dr. Adler's own filing system, or a later removal, cannot now be guessed with any certainty. The researcher is again advised to review Adler's correspondence with all those individuals who shared his interests and responsibilities.

Hebrew Education Society (HES)

Dr. Adler's uncle, David Sulzberger, was active in the HES.

As a youngster Adler attended one of the HES parochial schools in Philadelphia, and later became well acquainted with some of its leaders, including Sabato Morais and Moses Aaron Dropsie. As President of both the Dropsie College and JTS, Adler was also much involved in the Education Group of the Federation and a number of other Jewish educational organizations. But there is no file under the direct heading of the HES. (See also: Isaac Leeser Library, below.)

International Catalog of Scientific Literature

Adler represented the United States at an international conference on the cooperative cataloging of scientific literature, held in London in 1898. He is credited with making an important contribution toward the development of the Catalog. ( 1, pages 219-235) Adler's own copies of this publication have been removed from the Personal Papers Group and placed in the Archives Ephemera collection. (See also: Smithsonian Institution, above.)

Jewish Agency for Palestine

Adler was associated with this organization from its inception, and in 1929 he visited Palestine on behalf of the Agency. There is no file under the direct heading of the Jewish Agency in this collection. However, one file contained information about a variety of Palestinian organizations, many of them educational and charitable institutions, most of which contains material dating from the time of his visit to Palestine on behalf of the Agency in the late 1920s. This file has been divided and new files established for each of these organizations, with cross references in the container list.

Jewish Encyclopedia

This encyclopedia was published in twelve volumes from 1901 to 1906. Dr. Adler served on its editorial Board as head of the Departments of Post-Biblical Antiquities and Jews of America. There is no file for this publication in the collection. However, there is one file on the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, to which Adler contributed in the last years of his life.

Jewish Welfare Board

After the United States entered World War I, Adler called a conference of several organizations, which later became known as The Jewish Welfare Board. Among the achievements of the Board was the creation of the Union Prayerbook for the use of Jewish servicemen. (  1, pages 300-303) This collection has no files under the direct heading of the Board, but a few items of correspondence may be found in the  Federation files.

Kehillah

Although not a member of the Kehillah of New York City, Adler was an admirer of that organization and a close associate of several of its leaders. In his autobiography, he states that he "established a Kehillah in Philadelphia in 1911," and served as its first president until the outbreak of World War I. ( 1, page 292) There is no file in this collection under the direct heading of "Kehillah," but there are a very few items pertaining to that organization scattered throughout the Correspondence.

Isaac Leeser Library

While a student at Central High School, Adler worked as a volunteer to staff the library of the Young Men's Hebrew Association in the evenings. At that time, he cataloged the Isaac Leeser Library, which was "in its day one of the best Hebrew libraries in America," and which had been "deposited" in the YMHA by the executors of Leeser's estate. This catalog was printed in 1883. In 1913, as President of the Dropsie College, Adler "arranged for its [the Leeser Library's] permanent deposit there [at the College]." (1, pages 20-21) This collection has no files under the direct heading of "Leeser," nor does any related material appear in the files pertaining to the YM/WHA, although these are contemporaneous with the transfer of the Library to the College.

Adler and Sulzberger Families

The Adler Papers do not include personal correspondence between himself and the closest members of his family. Nevertheless, the most striking lacuna in the Adler Papers is the virtual lack of correspondence between Cyrus Adler and his older cousin, Mayer Sulzberger. Judge Sulzberger preceded Adler in office as President of the Dropsie College, and worked closely with him as a Governor of the College until his death in 1923.

The bulk of the relevant files in this collection concern the estates of Joseph and Mayer Sulzberger, for both of whom Dr. Adler acted as executor. Much of this material pertains to the contents and posthumous distribution of Mayer Sulzberger's famous library. Fortunately, many of Adler's letters to Mayer are preserved in the Mayer Sulzberger Manuscript Collection. More information concerning Adler's election as President of the College can be found in the archives of the Board of Governors.

Individuals

There are several important individuals with whom Cyrus Adler had close personal and/or professional contacts, yet for whom there are no files in this collection. These individuals include: members of his immediate family (although there are a few photographs in the Personal Papers), Moses Aaron Dropsie, most members of the Friedenwald family, Paul Haupt, Louis Marshall, Jacob and Mortimer Schiff, and Solomon Schechter.

A number of other individuals are represented in the collection by only one or two items of correspondence directly filed under their names. These include: Morris Jastrow, Sabato Morais, Mayer Sulzberger and other members of that family, and Felix Warburg. The researcher is reminded that additional correspondence with and about certain individuals may be found in other, usually topical, files.

Arrangement

The Cyrus Adler Papers are organized into two groups: I. Correspondence. II. Personal papers.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies,  1997 September 25

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Library at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies,  1994

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Anat Banin.

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Judith Robbins

Revision Description

Louise A. Strauss 2016 July 25

Revision Description

Revised by Michelle Chesner, 2009 and by Louise Strauss,  2016

Access Restrictions

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

Access Restrictions

The Cyrus Adler Collection is open use by appointment for all researchers with a PennCard or other valid ID.

**Note: Faculty files and Student files are confidential records, and will be released for research only on a case-by-case basis. The Library reserves the right to refuse such requests, and to limit access to all sensitive materials.

Also, several files contain manuscripts in fragile condition. Photocopies are available in lieu of the originals.

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.

Processor's note

Before the present work of processing and description began, this collection had been moved at least twice from one building to another, and perhaps more often. In addition, a previous attempt had been made to process the collection. At that time, roughly one half of the material (apparently, randomly selected) was organized alphabetically and placed in new containers. Still, although greatly disturbed, the original order of the material has not been lost. It is clear from the condition of the previously unprocessed materials in the collection that this alphabetical arrangement was Dr. Adler's own, or at least that used by his secretaries over the years (it can be safely assumed, with his approval.)

A good many items bear penciled notes in Dr. Adler's own hand, indicating where he wished them to be filed in this arrangement. Most often, such a notation was added when the appropriate topical file was not self-evident from such information as the signator, letterhead, or addressee. Many of these bear the notation "DC," indicating that this material pertained to the administration of Dropsie College, as opposed to one of his many other organizational commitments.

On the other hand, this collection demonstrates Dr. Adler's penchant for carrying out his many different responsibilities whenever and wherever the need arose. It contains numerous instances of correspondence relating to the affairs of one organization which was written on the letterhead stationary of another. For example, there are letters concerning the JQR which were written on the stationary of the Jewish Theological Seminary, as well as others pertaining to the Seminary but written on Dropsie College letterhead.

This disregard for appearances is striking in a man whose business practices were otherwise highly systematic. It may reveal something of the direct, no-nonsense quality which made Dr. Adler such a sought-after administrator. Unfortunately, this indiscriminate use of letterhead, combined with a tendency to assume that his correspondents would have no doubt as to his meaning, does lead to some confusion. Distinguishing between correspondence concerning the Dropsie College and the Gratz College is particularly difficult.

Despite the confusion that sometimes results for the reader of this correspondence today, it is clear that Dr. Adler tolerated no such confusion among his own affairs. Indeed, the collection is remarkably "clean," containing relatively few files which have no bearing on his work as President of Dropsie College, and virtually no admixtures between the files relating to his multiple responsibilities.

The processor has made two deliberate changes in arrangement. The first change involves those files concerning governmental agencies. Originally, these appear to have been filed under the most commonly used, shortened name of each agency or department. For example, material relating to the Mayor of Philadelphia was filed under "Mayor," and correspondence with the Library of Congress was filed under "Library."

In the present arrangement, all agencies of the city of Philadelphia are filed first under Philadelphia, and then the agency name. Likewise, departments of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are filed first under Pennsylvania, and then the agency name. Equally, all agencies of the U.S. government are filed first under United States, and then the agency name. For example, material from the office of the Mayor of Philadelphia is now filed under "Philadelphia, City of -- Mayor's Office", and correspondence with the Library of Congress is now filed under "United States -- Library of Congress".

The second change in arrangement involves the deliberate splitting-up of the file relating to Palestine into a number of separate files on various agencies. This was done to give greater access to this material, and cross references between these files are given in the Container List.

Acknowledgements

The processor wishes to thank the following individuals and institutions for their assistance: Helen Ritter, Archivist of the American Jewish Committee; Denise Gluck, Archivist of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc.; Gina Hsin of the American Jewish Historical Society; and Gail Pietrzyk of the University of Pennsylvania Archives. Special thanks are due to Arthur Kiron, Manuscripts Curator/Assistant Archivist of the Katz Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, for his support and encouragement.

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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.

Removals

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

Removals

Oversize Materials

Certain materials have been removed from their original context within the collection due to their size, format or condition. Some items have been removed from the files on each of the following organizations: American Jewish Relief Committee; Committee of Fifteen; Federation of Jewish Charities of Philadelphia; Philadelphia Board of Public Education; Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association; news clippings, and various notes and certificates from the Personal Papers Group.

With one exception, all of these removals can be found in boxes 126 through 129. The sole exception is a poster, in Hebrew and English, publicizing the 1922 Philadelphia Campaign of the American Jewish Relief Appeal; this item has been framed and is currently on display in the Archives Room.

The following additional materials have been completely removed from the collection for a variety of reasons, as explained below:

Ephemeral Publications

Copies of pamphlets, published addresses and offprints by Cyrus Adler have been removed and placed in the Archives Ephemera Collection. This Collection contains offprints and other ephemeral publications of individuals associated with the College, either as administrators, alumni or faculty. A number of other ephemeral publications by many authors which at one time belonged to Cyrus Adler, and which may even have been formerly kept in his files, can be found elsewhere in the Library.

Friends of Dropsie College (Archives Group DC 8)

This series of records has been removed in its entirety, and transferred to the archives of the Development department.

Gratz College

One item of correspondence was removed during processing and donated to the archives of Gratz College. This is a three-page letter written by Henry M. Speaker, Principal of Gratz College, to the President and Board of Trustees of the College, dated May 23rd, 1906.

Miscellaneous Manuscript Collections

In accordance with the Library's procedures, individual manuscripts were removed from the Correspondence files during processing, and established as separate Miscellaneous Manuscript Collections. The name and call number of each such collection is listed below.

Most of these manuscripts were incorporated in the Adler Papers during his lifetime, although at least one was clearly added at some time after his death. Some were submissions to the Jewish Quarterly Review. In his capacity as Editor of the  JQR, Cyrus Adler received and personally reviewed hundreds of original manuscripts. While it was the set policy of the  JQR always to return these originals to the authors, it would appear that for reasons unknown, some were retained.

Henry Friedenwald (MM 11)

Jacob Hoschander (MM 14)

Moise Schwab (MM 15)

H. M. Zippel (MM 17)

Joseph Zolin (MM 16)

Ignaz Zollschan (MML 2)

Serials

Individual issues of various periodicals appear infrequently throughout the Adler Papers. Whenever such an issue formed part of a title held by the Library, that issue was removed from the collection and added to the general serials collection.

Student Files

As noted above, many of the correspondence files concern students of Dropsie College. Whenever those files contained materials which constituted the individual's official student record, that material was removed during processing and placed in the archives of the Registrar's Office. Such materials include applications for admission, information relating to academic standing, notifications of acceptance or rejection of theses (now more commonly known as dissertations), notification of the conferral of degree, and invitations to graduation ceremonies.

For the most part, these files concern individuals who graduated from the College. There are many others relating to students who, for one reason or another, did not graduate (most frequently due to personal finances.) All those individuals found among Dr. Adler's correspondence files whose student records were removed in this way are listed below.

In a few instances, an entire correspondence file was transferred from the Adler Papers to the Registrar's archives, because it contained nothing other than the official student record. In those instances, no notation is made in the list of removals.

Researchers seeking information about students during Dr. Adler's tenure as President of the College should consult both the Adler Papers and the Registrar's files. They are also advised to be aware that all official student records are considered confidential, and are subject to local, state and Federal laws and regulations. With appropriate credentials, student records can be requested by name from either the Graduated Student Records ((DC 6 D1a) or the Non-Graduated Student Records (DC 6 D1b) in the Dropsie College Archives.

Student records have been removed from the correspondence files of the following individuals. The notation NGS indicates that this name is among the Non-Graduated Student files (Archives Series DC 6 D1b). All others will be found in the files of Graduated Students (DC 6 D1a).

Irving A. Agus (Agushewitz); Nachman Arnoff (NGS); Solomon Barsel (NGS); David Bethlachmy; Philip Birnbaum; Meyer S. Cohen; Mortimer J. Cohen; Zvi Cohen; Charles M. Cooper; Harry Davidowitz; Joseph Diamond; R. S. Faber (NGS); Maxwell Farber (NGS); Isaac Fein; Joshua Finkel; Simon Ginzburg; Elhanan Golomb; Robert Gordis; Solomon Grayzel; Simon Greenberg; Benzion Halper; Abraham Handelman; Sidney Hoenig; Israel Horowitz (NGS); Simon Hurwitz; Moses Jung; Louis Kaplan; Joseph Kaufman; Aharon Kessler; Harry O. H. Levine; Joseph Levitsky; Abraham J. Levy; Leon J. Liebreich; Joseph Medoff; John Meighan; Raphael Melamed; Samuel Nirenstein; Harry Meyer Orlinsky; Diana J. Reisman; Bernard Revel; Paul (Pinchas) Romanoff; Albert A. Ruskin; Charles Lee Russell (NGS); Abraham I. Schechter; Herman M. Schwartz (NGS); Pincus Shub; Zalmen Slesinger (NGS); Solomon L. Skoss; Nathaniel Sorosky (Soroff); Ephraim Speiser; Samuel Sussman; Eleazar I. Szadunski; Zev Vilnay; Pinchos Wechter; Baruch Weitzel; Norman Winestein (NGS); Michael M. Zarchin; Joseph Zeitlin (NGS); Solomon Zeitlin; Frank Zimmerman.

Related materials

It is apparent that Dr. Adler's successor as President of Dropsie College, Dr. Abraham Neuman, continued to add to this collection during his first few years in office. There is every reason to suppose that, just as Adler himself appears to have appropriated some of the files of his predecessor in office (Judge Mayer Sulzberger), so may Dr. Neuman have done with many of Adler's own files. The researcher is advised to consult the Abraham Neuman Papers for related files.

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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

Corporate Name(s)
  • American Jewish Committee.
  • American Jewish Historical Society.
  • American Jewish Relief Committee for Sufferers from the War.
  • Congregation Mikveh Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning.
  • Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia.
  • Gratz College (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Jewish Publication Society of America.
  • Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
  • Johns Hopkins University..
  • Philadelphia Jewish Education Council..
  • School District of Philadelphia, Pa.. Board of Public Education..
  • Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition. (1926) (Location of Meeting--Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Smithsonian Institution..
  • United Synagogue of America..
  • University of Pennsylvania..
  • World's Colombian Exposition. (1893) (Location of Meeting--Chicago, Ill.)
  • Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association of Philadelphia..
Form/Genre(s)
  • Certificates
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts (documents)
  • Notebooks
  • Photographs
Personal Name(s)
  • Chomsky, William, 1897-1977. -- Correspondence
  • Cohen, Mortimer J., (Mortimer Joseph), 1894-1972. -- Correspondence
  • Edelman, Samuel,, b. 1885.
  • Finkel, Joshua, 1904-
  • Finkelstein, Louis, 1895-1991
  • Ginzburg, Simon, 1890-1944.
  • Golomb, Elhanan H., (Elhanan Hirsh), b. 1887.
  • Gordis, Robert, 1908-
  • Grayzel, Solomon, 1896-1980.
  • Greenstone, Julius H., (Julius Hillel), 1873-1955.
  • Halper, B.
  • Husik, Isaac, 1876-1939.
  • Jung, Leo, 1892-1987.
  • Jung, Moses, 1891-1960.
  • Lederer, Ephraim
  • Levy, Abraham J., (Abraham Juda), 1896-1949.
  • Linfield, H. S., (Harry Sebee), 1889-
  • Magnes, Judah Leon, 1877-1948.
  • Mann, Jacob, 1888-1940.
  • Margolis, Max Leopold, 1866-1932. -- Correspondence
  • Marx, Alexander, 1878-1953.
  • Mendes, H. Pereira, (Henry Pereira), 1852-1937.
  • Montgomery, James A., (James Alan), 1866-1949.
  • Nathan, Edward I.
  • Orlinsky, Harry Meyer, 1908-1992
  • Rabinowitz, E. N., (Elias Nathan), b. 1884.
  • Reich, Nathaniel Julius, 1882-1942.
  • Reider, Joseph, 1884-1960.
  • Revel, Bernard, 1885-1940.
  • Rosenbach, A. S. W., (Abraham Simon Wolf), 1876-1952.
  • Rosenwald, Lessing J., (Lessing Julius), 1891-1979.
  • Rubenstein, Frank Jay
  • Schechter, Abraham I.
  • Schulman, Samuel, 1864-1955
  • Skoss, Solomon Leon, 1884-1953
  • Speiser, E. A. (Ephraim Avigdor), 1902-1965
  • Stern, Horace, 1878-1969.
  • Stone, Nathan I.
  • Sulzberger, Joseph
  • Sulzberger, Mayer, 1843-1923.
  • Wolf, Morris, b. 1889.
  • Zarchin, Michael M., (Michael Moses), b. 1893.
  • Zeitlin, Solomon, 1886-1976
Subject(s)
  • Jews--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

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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.

Collection Inventory

Neuman Finding Aid.
Box
1
Folder
1
Bibliography, 1966.
Box
1
Folder
2

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

Notes.

3 5

Notes.

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

Offprints.

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

1940.

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

Personal.

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

Josippon.

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

Notes.

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

Box
12

Diaries and notes, 1944-1969.

Scope and Contents note

**Twenty-six bound diaries covering 1944-1969

**3" x 5" index cards with notes

Box
13

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

Box
14

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

Box
15

Notes.

Box
16

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

Box
17

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

Box Folder

Notes.

18 1

?.

18 2

Notes--The Justinian Code.

18 3

Notes (originally from boxes).

18 4

Notes--Josippon.

18 5

Notes--American Jewry, Jews in Spain.

18 6

Notes.

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.

Box
20

Dropsie College Period (DC 2 A).

Aa--Adler.

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

Berliner--Bitzaron.

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.

31

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

Gratz--Guttman.

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. Netanyahu

**three files of correspondence with Hebrew Union College (1940-1966)

**short correspondence with Uriel Heyd (1948-1954)

**two files of correspondence with HIAS (Visa matters of B.Z. Netanyahu, 1943-1959)

Box Folder

Correspondence: Heimerdinger, Leo, 1947.

54 1

Correspondence: Held, Moshe, 1956-1967.

54 2

Correspondence: Held, Dr. Moshe, immigration status, 1957-1967.

54 3

Correspondence: Held, Dr. Moshe, 1957.

54 4

Correspondence: Hebrew Union College, 1940-1947.

54 5

Correspondence: Hebrew Union College, 1948-1956.

54 6

Correspondence: Hebrew Union College:, 1959-1966.

54 7

Correspondence: Heller, Bernard, 1941-1962.

54 8

Correspondence: Hendricks, Henry, 1942.

54 9

Correspondence: Herbst, Rabbi Solomon, 1936-1961.

54 10

Correspondence: Hershman, Rabbi A.M., 1940-1955.

54 11

Conference: Herzl Institute, 1962.

54 12

Correspondence: Heschel, Abraham, 1940-1963.

54 13

Correspondence, Misc., HEW-HOF.

54 14

Correspondence: Heyd, Uriel, 1948-1954.

54 15

Correspondence: Heyworth-Dunne, Dr. J., 1949.

54 16

Correspondence: Hebrew Sheltering & Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), 1943-1955.

54 17

Correspondence: HIAS and Council Migration Service.

54 18

Higher Education--Hyman, Joseph C.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains correspondence with Leo L. Honor (1956-1966)

Box Folder

Correspondence: Higher Education and National Affairs and American Council on Education, 1968-1969.

55 1

Correspondence: Higher Education Executive Associates, 1969.

55 2

Higher Education, General Information, 1968.

55 3

Correspondence: Hirsch, Helen, 1943-1960.

55 4

Correspondence: Hirsch, Louis, 1950-1961.

55 5

Correspondence: Hirschberg, Harris, 1942-1943.

55 6

Correspondence: Histadruth Jurith of America, 1945-1965.

55 7

Correspondence: Hofheimer, Henry (Judaeans), 1950.

55 8

Correspondence, Misc., HOL--HY.

55 9

Hotels, 1960-1963.

55 10

Correspondence: Honeyman, A.M., 1943-1947.

55 11

Funeral and Memorial Meeting for Leo L. Honor, 1956.

55 12

Correspondence: Leo L. Honor, 1957-1966.

55 13

Correspondence: Huhner, Leon, 1941-1959.

55 14

Correspondence: Hutchins, Robert, 1955-1956.

55 15

Correspondence: Hyman, Joseph C., 1944-1948.

55 16

IA--Jerusalem Convention Centre.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains short correspondence with Israeli Embassy (1959-1960) and correspondence with Oscar I. Janowsky (1940-1965)

Separated Materials note

For more correspondence on Israel, see Box 85. For more correspondence with Oscar Janowsky, see Box 34

Box Folder

Correspondence, Misc., IA-IS.

56 1

"I am an American Day", 1943.

56 2

Immortality of Man, 1940-1950.

56 3

Independent Jewish Press Service, 1942.

56 4

Correspondence: Insurance--Wirkman, 1980-1981.

56 5

Correspondence: Insurance--Wirkman Insurance Co.--Bills and correspondence, 1978-1981.

56 6

Citizens Interracial Committee, 1941-1947.

56 7

Correspondence: Isaacs, Jacob L. (St. Louis, Missouri), 1942-1943.

56 8

Correspondence: Israel, Embassy of, 1958-1960.

56 9

Israel (State of). Also reports.

56 10

Correspondence: Ivry, Itzhak, 1955-1956.

56 11

Correspondence, Misc., JA-JE.

56 12

Correspondence: Jacobs, Emile V., 1943-1960.

56 13

Correspondence: Janowsky, Oscar, 1940-1965.

56 14

Correspondence: Jerusalem Convention Centre (Binyaney Ha'ooma).

56 15

JEWISH--The Jewish Peace Fellowship.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains correspondence with the Jewish Agency (1950-1965) and about a Jewish Army (1942)

Box Folder

Correspondence, Misc., JEWISH-.

57 1

Correspondence: Jewish Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1941-1962.

57 2

Correspondence: Jewish Agency for Israel, 1950-1963.

57 3

Correspondence: Jewish Army, 1942.

57 4

Correspondence: Jewish Book Week and Council, 1940-1944.

57 5

Correspondence: Jewish Book Council of America, 1944-1966.

57 6

Correspondence: Jewish Braille Institute of America, 1945-1948.

57 7

Correspondence: The Jewish Club, 1952-1957.

57 8

Correspondence: Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia (JCRC), 1962.

57 9

Correspondence: Jewish Education Committee and newsletters, 1945-1956.

57 10

Correspondence: The Jewish Exponent, 1945-1964.

57 11

Correspondence: The Jewish Forum, 1943-1959.

57 12

Correspondence: Jewish Information Bureau, 1954-1962.

57 13

Correspondence: Jewish Institute of Religion, 1943-1946.

57 14

Correspondence: Jewish National Fund, 1942-1962.

57 15

Correspondence: The Jewish Peace Fellowship, 1963.

57 16

Jewish Publication Society of America.

Box Folder

Correspondence: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1941-1946.

58 1

Correspondence: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1947-1948.

58 2

Correspondence: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1949-1952.

58 3

Correspondence: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1953-1954.

58 4

Correspondence: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1955-1967.

58 5

Correspondence: Jewish Publication Society of America, History Committee, 1958-1960.

58 6

Correspondence: Jewish Publication Society of America, History Committee, 1961-1967.

58 7

Jewish Quarterly Review--Jewish Statistical Bureau.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains unpublished articles submitted to The Jewish Quarterly Review, two files of correspondence and reports of the Jewish Cultural Reconstruction Inc. (1949-1951), and two files of correspondence with the Jewish Statistical Bureau (1943-1948)

Separated Materials note

For material related to the Tercentenary, see also Box 86

Box Folder

Jewish Quarterly Review: Articles not published, Aharoni-DeBruin, 1951-1961.

59 1

Jewish Quarterly Review: Articles not published, Efros-Kennard, 1947-1952.

59 2

Jewish Quarterly Review: Articles not published, Klausner-Rosenthal, 1948-1960.

59 3

Jewish Quarterly Review: Articles not published, Roth-Wolfsberg, 1950-1955.

59 4

Jewish Quarterly Review: Subscriptions, 1940-1941.

59 5

Jewish Quarterly Review: Subscriptions.

59 6

Jewish Quarterly Review: Subcommittee.

59 7

Jewish Quarterly Review: Anniversary, 1963.

59 8

Jewish Quarterly Review: Correspondence, 1964-1965.

59 9

Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, 1949 June-December.

59 10

Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, 1950-1951.

59 11

Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation, Inc., 1950-1963.

59 12

Jewish Social Studies, 1944-1952.

59 13

Jewish Statistical Bureau and Harry S. Linfield, 1940-1944.

59 14

Jewish Statistical Bureau, 1945-1961.

59 15

Jewish Teachers Seminary--Jewish Theological Seminary.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains mostly files of correspondence and memoranda of the Jewish Theological Seminary (1923-1965). It also contains correspondence of the Jewish Theological Seminary's American Jewish History Center with Sol Satinsky, Moshe Davis and Gladys Rosen (1959-1964)

Box Folder

Jewish Teachers Seminary & People's University, 1942.

60 1

Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 1942-1950.

60 2

Jewish Theological Seminary of America: American Jewish History Center, 1958-1964.

60 3

Jewish Theological Seminary of America: Conservative Judaism.

60 4

Jewish Theological Seminary of America: Leaders Training Fellowship, 1964.

60 5

Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1962.

60 6

Jewish Theological Seminary of America: Problems of the Rabbinate, 1965.

60 7

Jewish Theological Seminary of America: Philadelphia branch, 1940-1965.

60 8

Jewish Theological Seminary of America: pamphlets, 1958-1963.

60 9

Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1923.

60 10

Jewish Theological Seminary of America (National), 1936-1942.

60 11

Jewish Theological Seminary of America (National), 1944-1950.

60 12

Jewish Theological Seminary of America (National), 1951-1962.

60 13

Jewish Theological Seminary of America (National), 1963-1967.

60 14

Jewish Theological Seminary.

Box Folder

Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1961.

61 1

Jewish Theological Seminary of America: Rabbinical Assembly, publications, 1962.

61 2

Jewish Theological Seminary of America: Rabbinical Assembly, 1961-1966.

61 3

Jewish Theological Seminary of America: Rabbinical Assembly, 1942-1950.

61 4

Jewish Theological Seminary of America: Rabbinical Assembly, 1951-1966.

61 5

Jewish Times--Kaplan, Mordecai.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains correspondence with Edward J. Jurgi (1943-1959), Baruch Kanael (1954-1961) and with and about Mordecai Kaplan (1942-1961)

Box Folder

Correspondence: (The Philadelphia) Jewish Times, 1940-1961.

62 1

Correspondence: Jewish Welfare Board, 1947-1961.

62 2

Correspondence: The Jewish World, 1941-1942.

62 3

Correspondence, Misc., JO-JU.

62 4

Correspondence: Johnson, Dr. Alvin, 1941-1949.

62 5

Correspondence: Johnson, Dr. Robert L., 1957.

62 6

Correspondence: Johnston, Roland E., 1951-1952.

62 7

Correspondence: Joint Distribution Committee (American Joint Distribution Committee), 1943-1946.

62 8

Correspondence: Journal of Jewish Bibliography, 1940-1945.

62 9

Correspondence: Journal of Negro Education, 1955-1956.

62 10

Correspondence: Judaica Numismatica (Mr. Hershel Z. Herzig), 1966.

62 11

Correspondence: Jung, Leo, 1940-1954.

62 12

Correspondence: Jung, Moses, 1940-1956.

62 13

Correspondence: Jurgi, Edward J., 1943-1959.

62 14

Correspondence, Misc., KAB-KAY.

62 15

Correspondence: Kader, Boris M., 1945-1949.

62 16

Correspondence: Kadushin, Max, 1941-1953.

62 17

Correspondence: Kahane, Henry, 1961-1962.

62 18

Correspondence: Kahle, Paul, 1948.

62 19

Correspondence: Kahn, Bernhard, 1943-1944.

62 20

Correspondence: Kamlot, Norbert (Nachman), 1949.

62 21

Correspondence: Kamlot, Norbert (Nachman), 1954-1961.

62 22

Correspondence: J.M. Kaplan Fund, 1960.

62 23

Correspondence: Kaplan, Mitchell, 1943-1944.

62 24

Correspondence: Kaplan, Mordecai, 1942-1961.

62 25

Karp, Abraham--Kraft, Louis.

Box Folder

Correspondence: Karp, Abraham J., 1955-1964.

63 1

Correspondence: Katz, Sidney, 1947.

63 2

Correspondence: Katzenberg, Marc, 1950-1954.

63 3

Correspondence: Katznelson, Miss S., 1954.

63 4

Correspondence: Kaufman, Dr. Judah Ibn Sh'muel, 1961.

63 5

Correspondence: Kauffman, Samuel J., 1951-1955.

63 6

Correspondence: Kazis, Dr. Israel S., 1965.

63 7

Correspondence, Misc., KE-KOH.

63 8

Correspondence: Kennan, George, 1957.

63 9

Correspondence: Kennard, J. Spencer, 1947-1952.

63 10

Correspondence: Kephart, Col. C.I., 1950.

63 11

Correspondence: Kessler, Aharon, 1940-1952.

63 12

Correspondence: Kidorf, Sol, 1940-1963.

63 13

Correspondence: Kirk, Grayson, 1961.

63 14

Correspondence: Kirstein, Louis E., 1940-1942.

63 15

Correspondence: Kisch, Guido, 1940-1953.

63 16

Correspondence: Kisling, Moise, 1945-1950.

63 17

Correspondence: Klein, Hyman, 1943-1959.

63 18

Correspondence: Klein, M., 1942.

63 19

Correspondence: Klein, Max D., 1940-1942.

63 20

Correspondence: Knopf, Isidor, Estate of, 1960-1963.

63 21

Correspondence: Kober, Rabbi Adolf, 1941.

63 22

Correspondence: Kohn, Yehuda Leo, 1954.

63 23

Correspondence, Misc., KOL-KUR.

63 24

Correspondence: Kolb, Leon, 1960-1964.

63 25

Correspondence: Konvitz, Milton, 1947-1962.

63 26

Correspondence: Korff, Baruch, 1947.

63 27

Correspondence: Korn, Bertram W., 1948-1961.

63 28

Correspondence: Kosofsky, Chaim, 1955.

63 29

Correspondence: Kraeling, Carl H., 1945-1949.

63 30

Correspondence: Kraft, Louis, 1946-1949.

63 31

Kratter, Marvin--Lear, Elmer.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains a 1935 essay by Walter M. Kraus about the St. Charles, the ship that brought the first group of Jewish settlers to America in 1651

Box Folder

Correspondence: Kratter, Marvin, 1956-1961.

64 1

Correspondence: Kratter family, 1944-1963.

64 2

Correspondence: Kraus, Karl, 1952.

64 3
Correspondence: Kraus, Walter, 1934-1935.
Scope and Contents note

File includes an essay by Walter M. Kraus (dated 1935) on the St. Charles, the ship that brought the first group of Jewish settlers to America in 1651.

64 4

Correspondence: Krauss, Samuel, 1940-1947.

64 5

Correspondence: Kreeger, Meyer, 1940-1941.

64 6

Correspondence: Krim, Abba I., 1941-1942.

64 7

Correspondence: Kritzeck, Dr. James, 1963-1964.

64 8

Correspondence: Kullman, Eugen, 1955.

64 9

Correspondence, Misc., LAB-LAZ.

64 10

Correspondence: Lador, Isaac, 1964.

64 11

Correspondence: Lamsa, George, 1937-1944.

64 12

Correspondence: Lando, S., 1941-1942.

64 13

Correspondence: Landow, W.P., 1944.

64 14

Correspondence: Landy, Samuel, 1961-1962.

64 15

Correspondence: Landsberger, Benno, 1958-1960.

64 16

Correspondence: Laserson, Max, 1951.

64 17

Correspondence: Lavsky, A., 1948.

64 18

Correspondence: Lawrence, J.D., 1947.

64 19

Correspondence, Misc., LEA-LEV.

64 20

Correspondence: Lear, Elmer, 1959.

64 21

Lebendiger, Israel--Misc., LEW-LIE.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains correspondence with Herbert S. Lehman (1946-1963) and two files of correspondence with Judge Louis E. Levinthal, including copies of correspondence between Levinthal and Joseph Proskauer (1940-1966)

Box Folder

Correspondence: Lebendiger, Israel, 1946-1957.

65 1

Correspondence: Lehman, Herbert, 1946-1963.

65 2

Correspondence: Lehman, Irving, 1939-1943.

65 3

Correspondence: Leiman, Sid Z., 1966.

65 4

Correspondence: Lenroot, Katharine F., 1945.

65 5

Periodic review: Lenski, Chaim.

65 6

Correspondence: Lepton, Albert Paul, 1944-1965.

65 7

Correspondence: Leslau, Wolf, 1944-1955.

65 8

Correspondence: Lesser, Alexander, 1956.

65 9

Correspondence: Lestchinsky, Jacob, 1943-1946.

65 10

Correspondence: Levine, Leonard, 1944-1966.

65 11

Correspondence: Levinthal, Israel, 1940-1966.

65 12

Correspondence: Levinthal, Louis, 1940-1948.

65 13

Correspondence: Levinthal, Louis E., 1951-1966.

65 14

Correspondence: Levitats, Isaac, 1945-1949.

65 15

Correspondence: Levitsky, Joseph, 1941-1955.

65 16

Correspondence: Levitsky, Louis, 1940-1963.

65 17

Correspondence: Levy, Felix, 1942-1958.

65 18

Correspondence: Levy, Henry, 1947-1957.

65 19

Correspondence: Levy, Howard S., Estate of, 1960-1966.

65 20

Correspondence: Levy, Raphael, 1940-1960.

65 21

Correspondence: Levy, S., 1940-1948.

65 22

Correspondence: Lewin, Boleslao, 1946-1947.

65 23

Correspondence, Misc., LEW-LIE.

65 24

Lewin, Isaac--Lubin.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains correspondence with, and a photograph of, Bernard Lewis (1951-1954), with the Library of Congress 1940-1965), and correspondence with, and articles by, Ilse Lichtenstadter (1955)

Box Folder

Correspondence: Lewin, Isaac, 1948-1950.

66 1

Correspondence: Lewine, Robert, 1948.

66 2

Correspondence: Lewis, Bernard, 1951-1954.

66 3

Correspondence: Lewy, Immanuel, 1951-1952.

66 4

Correspondence: Lewy, Julius, 1954-1955.

66 5

Correspondence: Liberman, Maurice, 1946-1949.

66 6

Correspondence: Library of Congress, 1940-1965.

66 7

Correspondence: Lichtenstadter, Ilse, 1955.

66 8

Correspondence: Lichtin, Aaron, 1961.

66 9

Correspondence: Lichtheim, Miriam, 1944-1956.

66 10

Correspondence: Liebenstein, Eliezer, 1950.

66 11

Correspondence: Lieberman, Saul, 1940-1951.

66 12

Correspondence: Liebman, Joshua Loth, 1959.

66 14

Correspondence, Misc., LIF-LOE.

66 15

Correspondence: Lifshitz, Haim.

66 16

Correspondence: Light, Albert A., 1946-1948.

66 17

Correspondence: Linguaphone, 1948-1952.

66 18

Correspondence: Linguistics, 1962.

66 19

Correspondence: Link, Pablo, 1946-1955.

66 20

Correspondence: Lipsky, Louis (Jewish Agency for Palestine), 1956-1957.

66 21

Correspondence: Liss, Leonard, 1957-1960.

66 22

Correspondence: Lit, Jacob D., 1940-1945.

66 23

Correspondence: Loewe, Raphael, 1963.

66 25

Correspondence, Misc., LON-LY.

66 26

Correspondence: Lourie, Arthur, 1950-1951.

66 27

Correspondence: Lown, Philip, 1954-1961.

66 28

Correspondence: Lubin, Isidor, 1944-1955.

66 29

MA--Merrill, Charles.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains correspondence with Judah Magnes (1942-1948), with Professor Alexander Marx (1946-1953) and correspondence related to the Margolis Volume and Collection (1950-1951). In addition, there is correspondence with Julius Mark (1949-1958) from Benjamin Parker about Jacob Friend, who helped obtain visas for Jews during World War II, through contacts with a Japanese admiral

Box Folder

Correspondence, Misc., MA-.

67 1

Correspondence: Macht, Ephraim, 1940-1945.

67 2

Correspondence: MacLeish, Archibald, 1942-1943.

67 3

Correspondence: Magnes, Judah, 1942-1948.

67 4

Correspondence: Mahler, Raphael, 1941-1950.

67 5

Correspondence: Malimat, A., 1964.

67 7

Correspondence: Malter manuscript, 1950-1965.

67 8

Correspondence: Mansoor, Dr. M., 1953-1958.

67 9

Correspondence: Marcus, Ralph, 1952.

67 10

Correspondence: Margalith, Aaron M., 1941.

67 11

Correspondence: Margolin, Boris, 1946.

67 12

Correspondence: Insurance, Margolis Library, 1941-1957.

67 13

Correspondence: Margolis Memorial Volume, 1951-1958.

67 14

Correspondence: Mark, Julius, 1949-1958.

67 15

Correspondence: Markowitz, Victor, 1946-1947.

67 16

Correspondence: Markreich, Max, 1940-1942.

67 17

Correspondence: Marshall, James, 1947-1958.

67 18

Correspondence: Marx, Alexander, 1943-1953.

67 19

Correspondence: Maser, Morris, 1955-1962.

67 21

Correspondence: Mayani, Zacharia, 1947-1953.

67 22

Correspondence: Mayer, L.A., 1948.

67 23

Correspondence, Misc., MC-.

67 24

Correspondence: McDonald, James G., 1948.

67 25

Correspondence, Misc., ME-.

67 26

Correspondence: Medina Centennial Celebration, 1952-1960.

67 27

Correspondence: Merrill, Charles E., 1943.

67 28

Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture--Middle East Institute.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains material on the Middle East Studies Conference held at the Dropsie College and organized by the Middle East Institute of the Dropsie College. There is also correspondence with Isidore Meyer.

Separated Materials note

For more information about the Middle East Institute, see Boxes 69, 70 and 71. For more correspondence with Isidore Meyer, see Boxes 25 and 26

Box Folder

Correspondence: Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, 1965-1966.

68 1

Correspondence: Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, 1965.

68 2

Correspondence: Mendel, Lillian, Estate of, 1957-1958.

68 3

Correspondence: Menorah Journal and Henry Hurwitz, 1940-1958.

68 4

Correspondence: Meyer, Isidore, 1940-1956.

68 5

Correspondence, Misc., MI-.

68 6

Correspondence: Michelman, Louis I., 1948-1949.

68 7

Correspondence: Middle Eastern Affairs, 1953.

68 8

Correspondence: Middle Eastern Conference (Middle East Institute), 1949-1959.

68 9

Correspondence: Middle Eastern Conference (Middle East Institute), 1949.

68 10

Correspondence: Middle Eastern Conference (Middle East Institute), 1949.

68 11

Proposal: Middle Eastern Conference (Middle East Institute), 1949.

68 12

Middle Eastern Conference (Middle East Institute), List of Guests.

68 13

Institute for Israel and the Middle East, pledges, 1950.

68 14

Middle East Institute.

68 15

Middle East Resolution--Congress, 1957 February.

68 16

Middle East Institute--Students, 1952-1966.

68 17

Conference on Middle East Studies, 1949 April 11-12.

68

Faculty Minutes, Institute for Israel and the Middle East, 1949 January 18-1953 October 16.

68

Middle East Institute.

Scope and Contents note

Box includes files concerning recruiting, fellowships, faculty minutes, courses, and examinations (1949-1963)

Box Folder

Correspondence: Middle East Institute--Recruiting, 1952-1953.

69 1

Correspondence: Middle East Institute--Recruiting Lists, 1954.

69 2

Correspondence: Middle East Institute--Recruiting Lists, 1949-1957.

69 3

Correspondence: Middle East Institute--The future of, 1948-1955.

69 4

Correspondence: Middle East Institute--State Department statement, 1954-1955.

69 5

Correspondence: Middle East Institute--Faculty minutes, 1949-1953.

69 6

Middle East Institute--Credit system, 1951-1953.

69 7
Middle East Institute: Books, 1947-1951.
Scope and Contents note

File includes a schedule for the Near Eastern Culture and Society Conference held at Princeton University in 1947

69 8

Correspondence: Middle East Institute--Language examinations, 1952-1953.

69 9

Correspondence: Middle East Institute--Hebrew classes, 1951-1955.

69 10

Correspondence: Middle East Institute--Hebrew classes, 1951-1952.

69 11

Middle East Institute--Reading Lists.

69 12

Middle East Institute--Fellowship announcement, 1960-1961.

69 13

Middle East Institute--Preliminary written examinations, 1951-1959.

69 14

Correspondence: Middle East Institute--Curriculum, 1948-1951.

69 15

Correspondence: Middle East Institute--Curriculum, 1948.

69 16

Correspondence: Middle East Institute--Field Station and summer school, 1950.

69 17

Middle East Institute--Summary of courses, 1963.

69 18

Middle East Institute--Languages and Literature, 1963.

69 19

Middle East Institute--Economic, 1963.

69 20

Middle East Institute--Political Science, 1963.

69 21

Middle East Institute--History, 1963.

69 22

Middle East Institute--Social Anthropology, 1963.

69 23

Correspondence: Middle East Institute--Cuyler Young, 1963.

69 24

Middle East Institute.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains files concerning lectures, symposiums, papers submitted, invitations and responses

Box Folder

Middle East Institute Conference--Invitations and responses, 1949.

70 1

Middle East Institute--Conference on Modern Middle East Studies, 1949.

70 2

Institute for Israel and the Middle East--Conference papers submitted, 1949.

70 3

Institute for Israel and the Middle East--Conference, Peter Franck, 1949-1950.

70 4

Middle East Institute, 1948-1956.

70 5

Middle East Institute--Conferences.

70 6

Institute for Israel and the Middle East, 1949-1950.

70 7

Middle East Institute--Conferences, 1951-1955.

70 8

Middle East Institute--Egyptian Symposium, 1952.

70 9

Middle East Institute--Foreign service officers.

70 10

Middle East Institute--Iranian Symposium, 1952.

70 11

Middle East Institute--Conference, 1959.

70 12

Middle East Institute--Public Lectures.

70 13

Middle East Institute--Conference, Proposed Budget, 1959.

70 14

Middle East Journal, 1949.

70 15

Middle East Social Science Committee, 1950.

70 16

Middle East Publications.

70 17

Middle East Institute.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains recruiting publications (1954-160) and material concerning the later years of the Middle East Institute, including faculty, courses, and registration (1968-1971)

Box Folder

Middle East Institute: Dropsie Proposal for the Language and Area Program, 1970.

71 1

Middle East Institute: Dropsie Proposal for the Language and Area Program, 1969.

71 2

Middle East Institute: Dropsie Proposal for the Language and Area Program, 1968.

71 3

Middle East Institute: Dropsie Proposal for the Language and Area Program, 1967.

71 4

Middle East Institute: Dropsie Proposal for the Language and Area Program, 1966.

71 5

Middle East Institute: Dropsie Proposal for the Language and Area Program, 1965.

71 6

Middle East Institute: Dropsie recruiting flyers, 1959.

71 7

Middle East Institute, recruiting, 1959-1961.

71 8

Middle East Institute, recruiting, 1953-1959.

71 9

Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools-- Murphy, Frank.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains two files of correspondence with Mikveh Israel Congregation on conferring an Honorary Degree on Abraham Neuman (1943-1959) and two files of correspondence on "A Modern Constitution for Pennsylvania" (1965)

Box Folder

Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, 1967.

72 1

Correspondence: Mikveh Israel Congregation, 1943-1957.

72 2

Correspondence: Mikveh Israel Congregation, 1958-1966.

72 3

Correspondence: Mikveh Israel--Gratz College purchase, 1960-1961.

72 4

Correspondence: Millas, Jore, 1946-1961.

72 5

Correspondence: Miller, Simon, 1943-1945.

72 6

Correspondence: Milne, James P., 1965-1966.

72 7

Correspondence: Milwitsky, William, 1955.

72 8

Correspondence: "Misrach: The Israel Journal of Oriental Studies", 1949.

72 9

Correspondence, Misc., MO-.

72 10

Correspondence: A Modern Constitution for Pennsylvania, Inc., 1965.

72 11

Correspondence: A Modern Constitution for Pennsylvania, Inc., 1965-1966.

72 12

Correspondence: Monde Publishers, 1957.

72 13

Correspondence: Montgomery, James A., 1940-1947.

72 14

Correspondence: Morag, S., 1955-1956.

72 15

Correspondence: Mordell, Albert, 1957-1962.

72 16

Correspondence: Morgenstern, Julius, 1941-1956.

72 17

Correspondence: Morris, Roland S., 1942-1943.

72 18
Correspondence: Moskowitz, Henry (Moss), 1943-1949.
Related Archival Materials note

See also "Moss, Henry" file in this collection

72 19
Correspondence: Moss, Henry, M.D., 1965.
Related Archival Materials note

See also "Moskowitz, Henry" file in this collection

72 20

Correspondence: Murphy, Frank, 1945.

72 21

NAD--National Council for Jewish Education.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains correspondence with, and a photograph of, John William Nason, six files of correspondence with the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and two files of correspondence with the National Council for Jewish Education (1946-1960).

Box Folder

Correspondence, Misc., NAD-NAT.

73 1

Correspondence: Nahm, Milton C., 1952-1963.

73 2
Correspondence: Nason, John William, 1952.
Scope and Contents note

File includes a photograph of the Swarthmore College President, John W. Nason

73 3

Correspondence: National Academy of Sciences, 1966.

73 4

Correspondence: National Assembly for Labor Israel, 1950.

73 5

Correspondence: National Committee for Labor Israel, 1964.

73 6

Correspondence: National Community Relations Advisory Council, 1949.

73 7

Correspondence: National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1941-1950.

73 8

Correspondence: National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1951.

73 9

Correspondence: National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1952.

73 10

Correspondence: National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1953.

73 11

Correspondence: National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1954.

73 12

Correspondence: National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1955-1965.

73 13

Correspondence: National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, 1953.

73 14

Correspondence: National Council for Jewish Education, 1946-1951.

73 15

Correspondence: National Council for Jewish Education, 1952-1960.

73 16

National Education Association--National Language Conference.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains correspondence with Cyrus Neuman and other family members (1947-1954), short correspondence with B.Z. Netanyahu (1956-1965) and two files of correspondence with the National Foundation for Jewish Culture (1960-1964)

Separated Materials note

Neuman's Honorary Degree from New York University has been transferred to Box 9 (personal files)

Box Folder

Correspondence: National Education Association, 1943-1967.

74 1

Correspondence: National Fundraising Services Inc.

74 2

Correspondence: National Historical Publications Commission, 1950.

74 3

Correspondence: National Jewish Welfare Board, 1942.

74 4

Correspondence: National Foundation for Jewish Culture, 1960-1961.

74 5

Correspondence: National Foundation for Jewish Culture, 1962-1964.

74 6

Correspondence, Misc., NAV-NEU.

74 7

Correspondence: Netanyahu, Dr. B. Z., 1956-1965.

74 8

Correspondence: Neuman, Betty, 1941-1963.

74 9

Correspondence: Neuman, Cyrus A., 1947-1954.

74 10

Correspondence: Neuman, Ellis E.

74 11

Correspondence: Neuman, Emanuel.

74 12

Correspondence: Neuman, Louis.

74 13

Correspondence, Misc., NEW-NY.

74 15

Correspondence: New School for Social Research (Hovde).

74 16

Correspondence: New York University.

74 17

Correspondence: Northeast Language Conference, 1957-1959.

74 18

Misc., O--Oxman, Jacob.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains four files of correspondence and a photograph of Harry Orlinsky (1940-1964)

Correspondence, Misc., O.

Box
75
Folder
1

Correspondence: Obermann, Julian J., 1944-1955.

75 2

Correspondence: Obermayer, Leon J., 1941-1959.

75 3

Correspondence: Oppenheim, Adolf Leo, 1942-1945.

75 4

Correspondence: Oriental Club of Philadelphia, 1941-1947.

75 5

Correspondence: Orlinsky, Harry, 1940-1943.

75 6

Correspondence: Orlinsky, Harry, 1944-1952.

75 7

Correspondence: Orlinsky, Harry, 1953-1956.

75 8

Correspondence: Orlinsky, Harry, 1957-1964.

75 9

Correspondence: Osterweis, Rollin, 1953-1955.

75 10

Correspondence: Ostroff, Isidor, 1961.

75 11

Correspondence: Oxman, Jacob (Lawrence Lee, Inc.), 1965.

75 12

PA--Pep Boys.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains correspondence with Isadore Passow (1945) and files and memoranda from a number of organizations concerning Palestine

Box Folder

Correspondence, Misc., PA--PEN.

76 1

Correspondence: Palestine--American Christian Palestine Committee, 1945-1957.

76 2

Correspondence: Palestine--American Conference for Hebrew Language and Culture, 1949-1950.

76 3

Correspondence: Palestine--American Friends of a Jewish Palestine, 1944.

76 4

Correspondence: Palestine--American Friends of the Israel Exploration Society, 1949-1951.

76 5

Correspondence: Palestine--American Funds for Palestinian Institutions, 1943-1946.

76 6

Correspondence: Palestine--American Palestine Committee.

76 7

Correspondence: Palestine--American Zionist Emergency Council, 1943-1948.

76 8

Correspondence: Palestine--Arab Jewish Relations Study Committee, 1943.

76 9

Correspondence: Palestine Economic Corporation of New York, 1947-1962.

76 10

Correspondence: Palestine Economic Corporation of New York, 1962.

76 11

Correspondence: Palestine--Independent Zionists of America, 1956-1957.

76 12

Correspondence: Palestine--Open Door Committee, 1943-1944.

76 13

Correspondence: Palestine--Resolutions.

76 14

Correspondence: Palestine Society of Philadelphia (See American Palestine Committee), 1943-1949.

76 15

Correspondence: Panitz, David H., 1957-1959.

76 16

Correspondence: Parkes, James W., 1946-1960.

76 17

Correspondence: Parris, Louis, 1944-1955.

76 18

Correspondence: Passow, Isadore D., 1945-1958.

76 19

Correspondence: Passow, Isadore D., 1956-1961.

76 20

Correspondence: Patai, Irene, 1958-1960.

76 21

Correspondence: Paul family, 1941-1959.

76 22

Correspondence: Peli family publishers, 1951-1963.

76 23

Correspondence: Pep Boys/Mr. Unger, 1947-1958.

76 24

Pennsylvania State Education Association--Police.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains files on various aspects of education in Philadelphia and in the State of Pennsylvania (1947-1968)

Box Folder

Correspondence: Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities, 1953-1967.

77 1

Correspondence: Pennsylvania Association of International Relations Clubs, 1959.

77 2

Correspondence: Pennsylvania State Education Association, 1958.

77 3

Correspondence, Misc., PEP-PH.

77 4

Correspondence: Permission to Quote, 1961.

77 5

Correspondence: Pfeiffer, Robert H., 1940-1950.

77 6

Correspondence: Philadelphia Board of Jewish Ministers, 1953-1960.

77 7

Correspondence: (City of) Philadelphia Commission on Higher Education, 1956-1970.

77 8

Correspondence: (City of) Philadelphia Commission on Higher Education, 1960-1968.

77 9

Correspondence: (City of) Philadelphia Committee on Higher Educational Opportunities in Philadelphia, 1956-1957.

77 10

Correspondence: Philadelphia Council on Jewish Education, 1941-1947.

77 11

Correspondence: Philadelphia Council on Jewish Education, 1948-1950.

77 12

Correspondence: Philadelphia Council on Jewish Education, 1951-1954.

77 13

Correspondence: Philadelphia Electric Company, 1959.

77 14

Correspondence: Philadelphia Jewish Community Relations Council, 1958.

77 15

Correspondence: Philadelphia Fellowship Commission.

77 16

Correspondence: Philadelphia Jewish Historical Society.

77 17

Correspondence: Philadelphia--School District of Philadelphia.

77 18

Correspondence: Philco Broadcasting Company.

77 19

Correspondence: Philipson, David, 1942-1948.

77 20

Correspondence, Misc., PIA-PU.

77 21

Correspondence: Placement Service.

77 22

Correspondence: Pleet, David, 1941-1953.

77 23

Correspondence: Poliakov, David.

77 24

Correspondence: Police, 1964.

77 25

Polotsky, H. J.--Publication Permission Granted.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains a file of material related to Neuman's reception as president of Dropsie College (1963) and a file of prayers, most of them written by Neuman

Box Folder

Correspondence: Polotsky, H. J., 1960.

78 1

Correspondence: Polycultural Institution of America, 1949.

78 2

Correspondence: Pomrenze, Seymour J. (National Archives), 1948-1954.

78 3

Correspondence: Pontifical Biblical Institute, 1954-1957.

78 4

Correspondence: Pool, D. de Sola & Shearith Israel, 1942-1958.

78 5

Correspondence: Poppers, H. L., 1950-1951.

78 6

Correspondence: Poritzky, Siebert, 1939-1945.

78 7

Post Office, 1947-1966.

78 8

Correspondence: Prayerbook Commission, 1944-1947.

78 9

Correspondence: Prayers, 1937-1962.

78 10

Correspondence: President's Reception, 1961 October 11-1963 November 5.

78 11

Correspondence: Prijs, Leo, 1952-1953.

78 12

Correspondence: Prouty, Senator Winston L., 1963.

78 13

Correspondence: Publication permission granted, 1965-1967.

78 14

President of Dropsie College.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains mainly congratulation notes upon Neuman's election as president of Dropsie College, files on administrative matters and an announcement of Neuman's retirement

Box Folder

Correspondence: President of Dropsie College, A.A. Neuman, 1955-1966.

79 1

Correspondence: Election to the Presidency of Dropsie College, Congratulations letters--A.A. Neuman, 1941.

79 2

Correspondence: Election to the Presidency of Dropsie College, Congratulations letters--A.A. Neuman, 1941.

79 3

Correspondence: Election to the Presidency of Dropsie College, Congratulations letters--A.A. Neuman, 1941.

79 4

Correspondence: Election to the Presidency of Dropsie College, Congratulations letters--A.A. Neuman, 1941.

79 5

Misc., RAB-RAU--Reines.

Box Folder

Correspondence, Misc., RAB-RAU.

80 1

Correspondence: Rabinowicz, Dr. H., 1951-1962.

80 2

Correspondence: Rabinowitz, Isaac, 1950.

80 3

Correspondence: Rabinowitz, Jacob S., 1943-1955.

80 4

Correspondence: Rabinowitz, Joseph, 1951-1952.

80 5

Correspondence: Rabinowitz, Louis M., 1951-1957.

80 6

Correspondence: Rabinowitz, Oskar K., 1947-1962.

80 7

Correspondence: Rabinowitz, Rabbi L., 1941-1949.

80 8

Rabbi addresses and telephone numbers, 1960-1966.

80 9

Correspondence: Radio broadcasts--Dropsie College, 1949-1951.

80 10

Correspondence, Misc., RAU-RES.

80 11

Correspondence: Rawidowicz, Simon, 1948-1951.

80 12

Correspondence: Ravdin, I. S., 1951-1965.

80 13

Ramah Shabbat, 1964.

80 14

Correspondence: Reichman, Arthur A. (Library of), 1965.

80 15

Correspondence: Reider, Raphael, 1948-1950.

80 16

Correspondence: Reines, Chaim W., 1947.

80 17

Religious Education Association--Russia.

Scope and Contents note

Box contains correspondence with Cecil Roth (1942-1965), a file on various matters related to Russia (1941-1959), and two files of correspondence with the Religious Education Association (1953-1957)

Box Folder

Correspondence: Religious Education Association, 1953-1957.

81 1

Correspondence: The Religious Education Association of the United States and Canada, 1953-1960.

81 2

Correspondence: Religious Heritage of America, 1959-1960.

81 3

Correspondence, Misc., RE-.

81 4
Correspondence: Residential Seminars on World Affairs, 1956-1958.
Scope and Contents note

See also World Affairs Council and Foreign Policy Association files

81 5

Correspondence: Resolutions, 1951-1958.

81 6

Correspondence, Misc., RH-ROO.

81 7

Correspondence: Richards, Bernard, 1952-1965.

81 8

Correspondence: Robinson, Leo, 1962-1964.

81 9

Correspondence: Robfogel Mill Andrews Corp., 1966.

81 10

Correspondence: Robinson, Louis H., 1945.

81 11

Correspondence: Rockefeller, Nelson, 1951-1959.

81 12

Correspondence: Roosevelt School, 1947-1948.

81 13

Correspondence, Misc., ROS-ROT.

81 14

Correspondence: Rosen, Edward, 1962-1966.

81 15

Correspondence: Rosenberg, L., 1950-1951.

81 16

Correspondence: Rosenblatt, Bernard A., 1961.

81 17

Correspondence: Rosenblatt, Samuel, 1940-1955.

81 18

Correspondence: Rosenbloom, Fred, 1963.

81 19

Correspondence: Rosenbloom, Mayer, 1944-1945.

81 20

Correspondence: Rosenbloom, Noah H., 1960-1962.

81 21

Correspondence: Rosenthal, Edwin M., 1944-1946.

81 22

Correspondence: Rosenthal, William, 1943-1964.

81 23

Correspondence: Roshnwald, M., 1955-1956.

81 24

Correspondence: Rosskam, Lester G., 1952-1954.

81 25

Correspondence: Rotary (Student Fund), 1958.

81 26

Correspondence: Roth, Cecil, 1942-1962.

81 27

Correspondence: Roth, Isadore, 1939-1944.

81 28

Correspondence: Roth, Leon, 1944-1949.

81 29

Correspondence: Roth, William, 1943-1965.

81 30

Correspondence: Rothschild, Julius Johann, 1951-1954.

81 31

Correspondence: Round Table Club, 1946-1962.

81 32

Correspondence, Misc., ROV-RY.

81 33

Correspondence: Routenberg, Max J., 1942-1966.

81 34

Correspondence: Rowley, Dr. H.H., 1940-1954.

81 35

Corresp