Cyrus Adler correspondence, 1921 Feb 3 and 14.


Cyrus Adler correspondence, 1921 Feb 3 and 14.

Photostat copies of two letters from Adler to Dr. Mordecai Kaplan: one concerning the Teachers Institute (at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America); and the other reviewing a paper Kaplan wrote on the function of a synagogue.

2 letters (5 p.)

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Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem, 1881-1983 (person)

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Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940 (person)

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...

Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Teachers Institute (corporateBody)

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