National Organizing Committee for the Maimonides Octocentennial, records undated, 1934-1935


National Organizing Committee for the Maimonides Octocentennial, records undated, 1934-1935

Contains minutes, resolutions, correspondence, news releases and press clippings of the National Committee for the Maimonides Octocentennial relating to its activities in planning and promoting the octocentennial of the birth of Moses Maimonides throughtout the United States in synagogues, local institutions and universities, and primarily in administrating the one held in New York (April 14, 1935). Among the participants were Albert Einstein, Louis Finkelstein, Henry Solomon Hendricks, Leo Jung, Henry Pereira Mendes, Abba Hillel Silver, Solomon Marcus Stroock, James Joseph Walsh, and Harry Austryn Wolfson. Includes also roster of available speakers and participating organizations, as well as material (poems, plays, pamphlets, books and articles) on the life and works of Moses Maimonides.

1.5 linear feet (3 manuscript boxes)






SNAC Resource ID: 6346045

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