Papers, ca. 1847-[19--].


Papers, ca. 1847-[19--].

Collection includes photocopies of articles from scrapbook on Josiah Cohen of Pittsburgh, Pa.; material from scrapbook on Rev. J J. Lyons dealing mainly with the B'nai Jeshurun Educational Institute; correspondence, reports, and newspaper items from the Committee of American Israelites, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Union of American Hebrew Congregations, and various other Jewish educational institutions; letters, documents, memoirs, and newspaper clippings relating to Jewish pioneers in the Southwest, particularly Arizona and New Mexico, including Solomon Barth, once owner of the entire Grand Canyon, Emil Ganz, Phoenix banker and mayor, Henry Lesinsky, builder of the first copper smelter and railroad in Arizona, Levi Strauss, Sam Ravel, Arthur Seligman, governor of New Mexico, and Solomon Bibo, trader with Apache and Pueblo Indians; and educational notes for doctoral dissertation made by Dr. Fierman.

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Cohen, Josiah (person)

Ravel, Sam (person)

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Jewish Theological Seminary of America (corporateBody)

Collecting area: Materials dealing with all aspects of Jewish life. From the description of Repository description. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155524648 The Jewish Theological Seminary of America moved into its new campus at 3080 Broadway in the Morningside Heights section of New York City in 1930. The complex was designed by the architectural firm Gehron and Ross, with David Levy, Associate Architect. The construction of the buildings was funded by donations from Louis ...

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Committee of American Israelites (corporateBody)

Bibo, Solomon, 1853-1934 (person)

Strauss, Levi, 1829-1902 (person)

Levi Strauss (b. Feb. 26, 1829, Buttenheim, Germany–d. Sept. 26, 1902, San Francisco, CA) was a German-American businessman who founded the first company to manufacture blue jeans. His firm of Levi Strauss & Co. began in 1853 in San Francisco, California....

Union of American Hebrew congregations (corporateBody)

Founded in 1873 when delegates representing twenty-nine congregations basically from the Midwest and the South assembled in Cincinnati, Ohio. From the description of Records, 1873-1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70960755 Organization which supports Reform Judaism in North America (including the United States). From the description of Union of American Hebrew Congregations records, 1996-2000. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 756915881 ...

Lyons, Jacques J. (Jacques Judah), 1813-1877 (person)

Jacques Judah Lyons (1813-1877) Jacques Judah Lyons, hazan, rabbi, and community leader, was born in Surinam, Dutch Guiana on Menahem 25, 5573 (August 25, 1813). His parents, Judah Eleazar and Mary Asser Lyons, had emigrated to Surinam from Philadelphia in the early 1800s. Jacques education was limited to the institutions the Dutch colony could afford; however, he spoke several languages in addition to Dutch, including Hebrew, English, German, and French and possessed a ...

Barth, Solomon, 1842-1928 (person)

Fierman, Floyd S. (person)

Rabbi; formerly of El Paso, Texas. Born 1917, died 1989. Author of numerous books on Jews in the Southwest and active collector of historical materials concerning Jews in New Mexico and western Texas. From the description of Papers of Floyd S. Fierman, ca. 1850-1995 (bulk 1870-1970) (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 39694657 Rabbi and historian, of El Paso, Tex.; b. 1916; d. 1989. From the description of Papers, ca. 1847-[19--]. (Unknown). WorldCat rec...

Segilman, Arthur, 1873-1933 (person)