Faculty Files, 1903-1949.

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Faculty Files, 1903-1949.

The faculty files, 1903-1949 (the bulk dates from the 1930s-1940s) are a small group of files which mainly contain correspondence by or about members of the faculty of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Faculty members represented include: Max Arzt, Boaz Cohen, H.L. Ginsberg, Robert Gordis, Simon Greenberg, Abraham S. Halkin, Moses Hyamson, Mordecai Kaplan, Saul Lieberman, Alexander Marx, Alexander Sperber, Shalom Spiegel, speech teacher Arleigh Williamson, and others. Some correspondence is between faculty members and Seminary presidents Solomon Schechter, Cyrus Adler, and Louis Finkelstein. Files consist mainly of correspondence, but class attendance records, lists of grades, student recommendations, entrance examinations, schedules, press releases announcing the arrival of new faculty members, lecture notes, course outlines, typescripts of papers, and other materials documenting classroom, academic, and administrative activities are also included. Of note are application forms for some faculty members who had been students at the Seminary. Also of note is material documenting immigration work done for foreign born faculty. Of particular interest are the files of Arleigh Williamson, a speech teacher from New York University, who kept notes on the speech habits, social presentation, and "cultural level" of his mainly European born students.

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Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem, 1881-1983

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Mordecai M. Kaplan was a rabbi, essayist and Professor of Homiletics, later Philosophies of Religion, and Dean of the Teachers Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Kaplan (1881-1983) was founder of the Reconstructionist movement in Judaism. ...

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 ex...

Schechter, Solomon, 1847-1915

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Solomon Schechter was born in Foc┼čani, Moldavia. In 1890 he was appointed to the faculty at Cambridge University, serving as a lecturer in Talmudics and reader in Rabbinics. His greatest academic fame came from his excavation in 1896 of the papers of the Cairo Geniza, an extraordinary collection of over 100,000 pages of rare Hebrew religious manuscripts and medieval Jewish texts that were preserved at an Egyptian synagogue. The find revolutionized the study of Medieval Judaism. Schechter serv...

Halkin, Abraham S.

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Williamson, Arleigh.

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Finkelstein, Louis, 1895-1991

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Chancellor, Jewish Theological Seminary of America. From the description of Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1955-1981. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 700038813 ...

Hyamson, Moses, 1863-1949

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New York rabbi. From the description of Papers, 1934-1946. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122425441 ...

Sperber, Alexander, 1897-....

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Spiegel, Shalom, 1899-1984

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Ginsberg, Harold Louis

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Professor and scholar at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. From the description of Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1967-1969. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 698373049 ...

Marx, Alexander, 1878-1953

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Librarian and Professor of Jewish History at Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTSA). From the description of Papers, 1880-1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78786011 Librarian, Jewish Theological Seminary. From the description of Correspondence, 1923 Dec. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270723550 ...

Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Faculty.

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The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, located in New York, was founded in 1886 and reorganized in 1902. The Seminary, considered the fountainhead of the Conservative Movement in Judaism, consists of a rabbinical school and graduate and undergraduate programs in Jewish Studies. During the early decades of the century it also included a teacher training institute. The Seminary's heads have been Solomon Schechter (1902-1915), Cyrus Adler (1915-1940), Louis Finkelstein (1940-1972), Gerson Cohe...

Arzt, Max

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Vice-chancellor at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. From the description of Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1967. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 695044014 ...

Cohen, Boaz, 1899-1968

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Rabbinic scholar, and professor and assistant librarian at Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTSA). From the description of Papers, 1927-1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81011293 ...

Gordis, Robert, 1908-

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Lieberman, Saul, 1898-1983

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Professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. From the description of Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1967-1980. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 725258816 Talmudic scholar. Lieberman was professor of Palestinian Literature and Institutions, dean, and rector of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. From the description of Papers, 1932-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78813415 ...

Greenberg, Simon, 1901-

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President, University of Judaism, Los Angeles, Calif. From the description of Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1954-1985. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 700037967 ...