Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo. Papers of Prominent Local Jews, 1932-1988, 1940-1980.


Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo. Papers of Prominent Local Jews, 1932-1988, 1940-1980.

The Papers of Prominent Local Jews segment of the Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo consists primarily of the personal papers of notable local Jews such as Donald S. Day, Dorothy Goldberg, Bernard Mandelkern, Morton Merowitz, Haskell Penn, and Milton Plesur as well as oral history interviews with other notable persons. Also included in the collection are committee reports, correspondence, photographs, newsletters, memoranda, publications, immigration and citizenship records. Additionally, the collection also contains various records of organizations such as the Council of Jewish Federations, Hillel of Buffalo, B'nai B'rith International, and the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Buffalo. It documents the individuals' roles in local, national, and international Jewish affairs. It should be noted that Series I, II, and VII (suberies A) of this collection contain additional biographical information on numerous other Jewish leaders of the community not mentioned in the series headings, including social workers, college presidents, judges, store owners, teachers, doctors, and rabbis.

8 boxes (6.92 linear ft.)



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Goldberg, Dorothy Kurgans, 1908-1988 (person)

Wife of former U. S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Arthur J. Goldberg (1908-1990)-married in 1931. Mrs. Goldberg was an artist who had owned and operated an art gallery during the 1950's. Author of 3 books: The Creative Woman (1963), A Private View of a Public Life (1975), and, Sculpture in the Round: Poems (1989)....

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Council of Jewish Federations (U.S.) (corporateBody)

National Appeals Information Service org. 1927; in 1932 it was succeeded by the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds; in 1979 name changed to Council of Jewish Federations. From the description of Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds demographic surveys, 1947-1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70954518 ...

Adler, Selig, 1909-1984 (person)

The Adler family lived in Bavaria during the nineteenth century; some family members immigrated to the United States before 1900. Among them was the salesman Josef Gabriel Adler, born May 9, 1873 in Kitzingen, Germany. From 1893 on he lived in Baltimore, Maryland, and on February 19, 1907 he married May Rubenstein; he died in 1925. They had one son, Selig Adler, who became a professor of history at the University of Buffalo. Other family members included an elder Josef Gabriel Adler (1802-1873),...

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Merowitz, Morton J. (person)

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