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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1910-2003
(Bulk: 1942-1945)
Creator:
Rosenfeld, Jack, 1921-2004
Extent: 18 boxes
Collection of correspondence, writings, memorabilia, and photographs of Jack Rosenfeld, mainly pertaining to his service in the United States Army during the Second World War, from September 1942 to November 1945. Rosenfeld's extensive wartime correspondence with his fiancée, family members, and friends offers glimpses into the experiences of everyday Americans during the war, both from the point of view of individuals serving in the Armed Forces, and from that of the civilian community at home, especially in Philadelphia. The correspondence also gives an impression of Jewish community life in Philadelphia at the time, and of the perspectives of American Jews on the war. A little more than half of the correspondence is in the form of the miniaturized facsimiles known as Victory Mail, or V-Mail. Jack Rosenfeld's writings include a memoir about his wartime experiences (dated 1995), and an autobiographical essay about his family and childhood. Documents and ephemera from Rosenfeld's military service include materials related to his participation in musical theater productions by the Army's Entertainment Section of Special Services. The majority of the photographs were taken during the Second World War in the locations where Rosenfeld was stationed in North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany.
title
Jack Rosenfeld papers
creator
Rosenfeld, Jack, 1921-2004
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 807
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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18 boxes
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1910-2003
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1942-1945
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Collection of correspondence, writings, memorabilia, and photographs of Jack Rosenfeld, mainly pertaining to his service in the United States Army during the Second World War, from September 1942 to November 1945. Rosenfeld's extensive wartime correspondence with his fiancée, family members, and friends offers glimpses into the experiences of everyday Americans during the war, both from the point of view of individuals serving in the Armed Forces, and from that of the civilian community at home, especially in Philadelphia. The correspondence also gives an impression of Jewish community life in Philadelphia at the time, and of the perspectives of American Jews on the war. A little more than half of the correspondence is in the form of the miniaturized facsimiles known as Victory Mail, or V-Mail. Jack Rosenfeld's writings include a memoir about his wartime experiences (dated 1995), and an autobiographical essay about his family and childhood. Documents and ephemera from Rosenfeld's military service include materials related to his participation in musical theater productions by the Army's Entertainment Section of Special Services. The majority of the photographs were taken during the Second World War in the locations where Rosenfeld was stationed in North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany.
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1940s
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Rosenfeld, Jack, 1921-2004
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Correspondence Memoirs Photographs Writings (document genre)
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1901-2015
(Bulk: 1968-2015)
Creator:
Strassfeld, Michael
Extent: 42 linear feet (70 boxes)
Rabbi Michael Strassfeld (born February 8, 1950) is an American Reconstructionist Rabbi. Raised in a Orthodox Jewish household, Strassfeld was profoundly influenced by the burgeoning Jewish anti-establishment movement in the Boston area in the 1960s and early 1970s. The Michael Strassfeld papers contain the records of the his education and life's work. Represented are elements of his Orthodox upbringing, traditional Jewish education, influence of the Jewish anti-establishment and countercultural movements of the 1960s and early 1970s, and his training and practice as a Reconstructionist Rabbi.
title
Michael Strassfeld papers
creator
Strassfeld, Michael
id
PUSp.Ms. Coll. 1218
repository
University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
extent
42 linear feet (70 boxes)
inclusive date
1901-2015
bulk date
1968-2015
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Rabbi Michael Strassfeld (born February 8, 1950) is an American Reconstructionist Rabbi. Raised in a Orthodox Jewish household, Strassfeld was profoundly influenced by the burgeoning Jewish anti-establishment movement in the Boston area in the 1960s and early 1970s. The Michael Strassfeld papers contain the records of the his education and life's work. Represented are elements of his Orthodox upbringing, traditional Jewish education, influence of the Jewish anti-establishment and countercultural movements of the 1960s and early 1970s, and his training and practice as a Reconstructionist Rabbi.
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English
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Strassfeld, Michael Brandeis University. Havurat Shalom (Somerville, Mass.). Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (Wyncote, Pa.). Society for the Advancement of Judaism (New York, N.Y.). Strassfeld, Michael Temple Ansche Chesed (New York, N.Y.).
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Audiovisual materials Photographs Prayer books Printed ephemera School records Sermons Writings (documents)