Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940

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Cyrus Adler graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1883. He later received the first American Ph.D. in Semitics from Johns Hopkins University. He taught Semitic languages at Johns Hopkins from 1884 to 1893.

In 1877 he was appointed assistant curator of the section of Oriental antiquities in the United States National Museum, and had charge of an exhibit of biblical archaeology at the centennial exposition of the Ohio valley in 1888. He was a commissioner for the world's Columbian exposition to the Orient in 1890, and he passed sixteen months in Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Tunis, Algiers, and Morocco securing exhibits. For a number of years he was employed by the Smithsonian Institution at Washington, with a focus on archaeology and Semitics. In 1895, after years of searching, he located the Jefferson Bible and purchased it for the Smithsonian Institution from the great-granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson.

He was made lecturer on biblical archaeology in the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. He was president of Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning from 1908 to 1940 and Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

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creatorOf Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940. American Jewish Historical Exhibition records [electronic resource], 1888-1905 1901-1902. Université d’Ottawa, University of Ottawa
referencedIn Waldman, Morris D. (Morris David), b. 1879. Papers, 1912-1963. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Theodore Roosevelt Collection: Books, pamphlets, periodicals, 18-- - <ongoing> Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn L. C. Dunn Papers, ca. 1920-1974 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn National Jewish Welfare Board, Army-Navy Division records, undated, 1917-1955, 1969, 1974 American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Sulzberger, Mayer, 1843-1923. Collection, 1857-1923, 1900-1923 (bulk)/ Arangement and description (finding aid) by Arthur Kiron. University of Pennsylvania, Center Judaic Studies
creatorOf Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940. Cyrus Adler correspondence, 1938. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Meyer, Annie Nathan, 1867-1951. Annie Nathan Meyer papers, 1858-1950 (bulk 1885-1948). The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Friedenwald, Harry, 1864-1950. Papers, 1907-1943. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Morris S. Lazaron papers, 1851-1979 (bulk 1930-1950) The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
creatorOf Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940. Cyrus Adler correspondence, 1897. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Morais, Henry S. (Henry Samuel), 1860-1935. Papers, 1877-1924. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940. Letters to Ora Delmer Foster, 1928-1932. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Kaplan, Louis L. (Louis Lionel), 1902-. Louis L. Kaplan papers, 1854-1994 and undated. Jewish Historical Society of Maryland Library
referencedIn American Jewish Historical Exhibition, records, undated, 1888-1889, 1900-1905 American Jewish Historical Society
creatorOf Division of Cultural History Judaica Collection National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center
referencedIn American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Records, 1914-1921. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
creatorOf Rosenbach Company. Correspondence, 1903-1953 Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Feldman, Abraham J. (Abraham Jehiel), 1893-1977. Abraham J. Feldman papers, 1906-1977. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Rockhill, William Woodville, 1854-1914. Additional papers, 1879-1915 Houghton Library
referencedIn Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Board of Directors. Records, 1903-1972 ; 1930s-1972, (bulk). Ocean County College Library, OCC Library
creatorOf Cyrus Adler Papers, undated, 1883-1937 American Jewish Historical Society
creatorOf Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940,. 880-01 Kitāb Barlām wa-Yūsuf, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940,. [Epistles of Paul], n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940. Cyrus Adler correspondence, 1917 Jan. 3-1920 July 15. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Mendes, H. Pereira (Henry Pereira), 1852-1937. Papers, 1877-1938. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940. Correspondence to Daniel Garrison Brinton, 1892-1893. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Schiff, Jacob H. (Jacob Henry), 1847-1920. Personal and business correspondence; documents and translations of Schiff; and second draft of Cyrus Adler's manuscript entitled "Jacob Henry Schiff, 1847-1920."; ca. 1847-1930 [microform]. Brandeis University Library
referencedIn Morais, Henry S. (Henry Samuel), 1860-1935. Papers, 1874-1924. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Jewish Theological Seminary of America. General Files. Ginzberg, Louis, Files, 1904-1958. Ocean County College Library, OCC Library
creatorOf Abū Maʻshar, d. 886. [Anonymous astrological and magical treatises], n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940,. 880-01 Kitāb al-salāmāt, 1745. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Marx, Alexander, 1878-1953. Papers, 1880-1958. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940. Papers, 1866-1942, 1907-1939 (bulk). University of Pennsylvania, Center Judaic Studies
creatorOf American Jewish Historical Society. Letters to Henry Charles Lea, 1896-1907. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Reich, Nathaniel Julius, 1882-1942. Collection, 1888-1942, 1920-1942 (bulk). University of Pennsylvania, Center Judaic Studies
referencedIn Stolz, Joseph, 1861-1941. Papers, 1885-1946. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Records of the Industrial Removal Office, undated, 1899-1922 American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Endowment Fund. Legal documents, 1901 ; 1902. Ocean County College Library, OCC Library
referencedIn Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Faculty. Faculty Files, 1903-1949. Ocean County College Library, OCC Library
creatorOf John Chrysostom, Saint, d. 407. 880-02 al-Kitāb al-musammū bi-al-durr al-muntakhabah li-Yuḥanná Fam al-Dhahab, 1784. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Hyman G. Enelow Papers., 1897-1933. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn James Parton papers, 1914-1986. Houghton Library
creatorOf Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940,. [Gospel of Mark], n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Gotthard Deutsch Papers, 1859-1922, 1900-1920 The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
creatorOf Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940,. [Martyrology of Coptic Saints], n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Max James Kohler Papers, 1765-1963 (bulk 1888-1935) American Jewish Historical Society
creatorOf Cohen, Henry, 1863-1952. Cohen, Henry, personal correspondence, 1850-1951. University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Friedlaender, Israel, 1876-1920. Papers, 1888-1977, 1903-1920 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Baron, Salo W. Papers, 1900-1980 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Rockhill, William Woodville, 1854-1914. Papers, 1826-1941 Houghton Library
referencedIn National Association of Jewish Social Workers records, undated, 1908, 1911-1917 American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn National Jewish Welfare Board, Records, undated, 1889-1995 (bulk 1917-1990) American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Teachers Institute. Records, 1919-[ca. 1944] ; 1920s-1930s, (bulk). Ocean County College Library, OCC Library
referencedIn Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965. Papers, 1903-2005 Harvard Art Museums. Archives
referencedIn Samuel Oppenheim Papers, undated, 1614-1938 American Jewish Historical Society
creatorOf Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940,. Tarih-i Yeni Dünya, el-musemma be hadis-i nev, [ca. 1600]. Newberry Library
creatorOf Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940. Papers, 1879-[ca. 1977], 1885-1940 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940. Cyrus Adler letters, 1939-1940. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIj, 1898-1988 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956 Houghton Library
referencedIn Henry Cohen Papers 23361291., 1850-1951 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
creatorOf Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940. Letters to Henry Charles Lea, 1888-1896. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Warburg, Felix M. (Felix Moritz), 1871-1937. Papers, 1895-1937. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Klein, Philipp, 1849-1926. Correspondence-Henry Morais. Yeshiva University
referencedIn Wiernik, Peter, 1865-1936. Papers, 1890-1948. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940,. 880-01 Kitāb madāʼiḥ yataḍammanu madāʼiḥ li-shahr Kīhak wa-al-aʻyād [al-sayyidīyah] kubār wa-ṣughār wa-madāʼiḥ al-arbaʻīn al-muqaddasah wa-al-ṣalīb., n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Harry S Linfield (1889- ) Papers, undated, 1907-1978 American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Harry S Linfield (1889- ) Papers, undated, 1907-1978 American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Davidson, Israel, 1870-1939. Papers, 1887-1942. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Marshall, Louis, 1856-1929. Papers, 1891-1930. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Philip Cowen Papers, undated, 1873-1935 American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Jewish Theological Seminary of America. General Files. Records, 1902-1972. 1940-1972 (bulk). Ocean County College Library, OCC Library
referencedIn Egelson, Louis I. (Louis Isaac), 1885-1957. Papers, 1918-1954 (bulk 1918-1919). The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Administration collection, 1914-1950. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Richards, Bernard G. (Bernard Gerson), 1877-1971. Bernard G. Richards papers, 1897-1967 Jewish Theological Seminary of America
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Szold, Henrietta, 1860-1945. Henrietta Szold papers, 1875-1982 (bulk 1875-1945) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Ginzberg, Louis, 1873-1953. Papers, 1891-1964, 1910-1953 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Herman H. and Mignon L. Rubenovitz papers, 1905-1965 Jewish Theological Seminary of America
referencedIn Baron de Hirsch Fund Records, undated, 1819-1991 (bulk 1882-1935) American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Oscar I. Janowsky Papers, undated, 1916-1993 American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Newman, Louis I. (Louis Israel), 1893-1972. Papers, 1897-1975. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
creatorOf Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940. Cyrus Adler correspondence, 1921 Feb 3 and 14. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Lessing J. Rosenwald Papers, 1891-1979, (bulk 1932-1979) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940,. [Four Gospels], 1792. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940. Letters to Horace Howard Furness, 1896. University of Pennsylvania Library
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referencedIn War Relief - Jewish Welfare Board [165-WW-563A-1] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Arkansas SP Van Buren Historic District National Archives at College Park
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