Autograph collection

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Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Library. Autograph collection, circa 1543-1974

Autograph collection

circa 1543-1974

Letters and other autographs of prominent Jewish and non-Jewish figures including David Ben Gurion, Louis D. Brandeis, Moshe Dayan, Akiva Eger, Albert Einstein, Felix Frankfurter, Heinrich Graetz, Israel Meir Hakohen (Hafetz Haim), Theodore Herzl, Samson Raphael Hirsch, J. Edgar Hoover, Hubert H. Humphrey, Vladimir Jabotinsky, Lyndon B. Johnson, Edward Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Abraham Isaac Kook, Martin Luther, Mendele Mocher Sforim, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Rachel Varnhagen, Emile Zola, and many others.

1.2 cubic ft.

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Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962

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Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady throughout her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office (1933-1945). She was an American politician, diplomat, and activist who later served as a United Nations spokeswoman. A shy, awkward child, starved for recognition and love, Eleanor Roosevelt grew into a woman with great sensitivity to the underprivileged of all creeds, races, and nations. Her constant work to improve their lot made her one of the most loved–...

Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973

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Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978

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Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978) was an American politician who served as the 38th vice president of the United States from 1965 to 1969. He twice served in the United States Senate, representing Minnesota from 1949 to 1964 and 1971 to 1978. He was the Democratic Party's nominee in the 1968 presidential election, losing to Republican nominee Richard Nixon. Born in Wallace, South Dakota, Humphrey attended the University of Minnesota. At one point he helped run his ...

Eger, Akiva ben Moses Guens, 1761-1837

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Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965

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Government attorney, prof. of law, legal scholar, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. In service of Federal Gov't., 1906-1914, 1917-1919 in N.Y.? prof. of law, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass., 1914-1939; U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1939-1962. Author of books and articles on legal and related topics. Recipient of numerous honorary degrees. Visiting prof., Oxford Univ., England, 1933-1934. From the description of Papers of Felix Frankfurter, 1900-1965 (inclusive), 1939-19...

Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, to Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy of Brookline, Massachusetts. John Kennedy, the second of nine children, attended Choate Academy (1932-1935), Princeton University (1935-36), Harvard College (1936-40), and Stanford Business School (1941). In 1940, he published a book based on his senior thesis entitled "Why England Slept." The book criticized British policy of Appeasement. In 1941, Kennedy enlisted in the Navy. In August 1943, Kenn...

Hoover, J.Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972

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Director of the FBI. From the description of Typed letter signed : Washington, D.C., to Arthur William Brown, 1941 Sept. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269555861 John Edgar Hoover (1895-1972) served from 1924 to 1972 as the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). As its first director, Hoover molded the FBI into his image of a modern police force. He promoted scientific investigation of crime, the collection and analysis of fingerprints and the hiring and ...

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...

Israel Meir, ha-Kohen, 1838-1933

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Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941

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Louis Brandeis (b. November 13, 1856, Louisville, Kentucky – d. October 5, 1941, Washington D.C.) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from 1916 until 1939. Brandeis was the Court’s 67th justice and its first Jewish-American justice. He was the son of immigrants from Bohemia, who came to Kentucky from Prague, then part of the Austrian Empire. He received his LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1877, and before becoming a judge, served as a lawyer at Warren & B...

Hirsch, Samson Raphae͏̈l, 1808-1888

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Kook, Abraham Isaac, 1865-1935

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Abraham Isaac ha-Kohen Kook was born in Latvia in 1864. In 1904 he moved to Palestine and served as rabbi of the Jewish community in Jaffa. In 1919 he became rabbi of the Ashkenazi community of Jerusalem. In 1921, when the Chief rabbinate was established, he was appointed Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Palestine, a position he held until his death in 1935. In 1924 he established his own yeshiva in Jerusalem, known as the Universal Yeshiva or Merkaz ha-Rav. The yeshiva was unique at the time because of...

Mendele Mokker Sefarim, 1835-1917.

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Kennedy, Robert F. (Robert Francis), 1925-1968

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Robert Francis Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also referred to by his initials RFK and occasionally by the nickname Bobby, was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 64th United States Attorney General from January 1961 to September 1964, and as a U.S. Senator from New York from January 1965 until his assassination in June 1968. He was the brother of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Senator Edward Moore Kennedy. Kennedy and his brothers were born into a wealthy,...

Ben-Gurion, David, 1886-1973

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Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

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Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. Six weeks later the family moved to Munich, where he later on began his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium. Later, they moved to Italy and Albert continued his education at Aarau, Switzerland and in 1896 he entered the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich to be trained as a teacher in physics and mathematics. In 1901, the year he gained his diploma, he acquired Swiss citizenship and, as he was...

Kennedy, Edward Moore, 1932-2009

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Edward Moore Kennedy (b. Feb. 22, 1932, Boston, Mass.-d. Aug. 25, 2009), graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in government in 1956, and received his LL.B. from the University of Virginia in 1959. He served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953. He was elected democratic senator from Massachusetts in 1962, served until his death in August 2009. He was the Assistant District Attorney for Suffolk County from 1961 to 1962, and sought the Democratic nomination for president in 1980....

Dayan, Moshe, 1915-1981

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Moshe Dayan (b. May 20, 1915, Palestine-d. Oct. 16, 1981, Tel Aviv, Israel), General in the Israeli Army and politician, was trained at an early age in the Jewish militia (Haganah) and imprisoned by the British when Haganah was declared illegal in 1939. Released from prison in 1941, he trained as an intelligence scout in Syria. He later took a leading role in the war with the Arabs (1948-49), and beginning in the early 1950s he held a number of key posts in the Israeli government: Chief of Staff...

Zola, Émile, 1840-1902

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French writer. From the description of Mon salon, corrected proof, 1866. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 80803997 From the description of Letters, 1858-1860, to Paul Cezanne. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 84387915 Zola was a French novelist, critic, and political activist. The Dreyfus Affair was the controversy that occurred with the treason conviction (1894) of Capt Alfred Dreyfus (1859c1935), a French general staff officer. Zola w...

Varnhagen, Rachel.

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Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972

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Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri, on May 8, 1884, the son of John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman. The family, which soon included another boy, Vivian, and a girl, Mary Jane moved several times during Truman''s childhood and youth - first, in 1887, to a farm near Grandview, then, in 1890, to Independence, and finally, in 1902, to Kansas City. He attended public schools in Independence, graduating from high school in 1901. After leaving school, he worked briefly as a ti...

Jabotinsky, Vladimir, 1880-1940

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Luther, Martin, 1483-1546

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German religious reformer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Wittenberg, to Wolfgang Fabricius, 1524 [May 25]. (Morgan Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 81019871 Ottensassen, Burgermeister of Hersfeld, was held in bonds along with Heinrich Reiz in Spangenberg after the capture of Hersfeld. They were released but not allowed to return to Hersfeld. From the description of Letter : to Hans von Ottensassen, 1527 [Feb 5]. (Harvard University)....

Jewish Theological Seminary of America

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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 ...

Graetz, Heinrich, 1817-1891

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Herzl, Theodor, 1860-1904

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Theodor Herzl (b. May 2, 1860, Pest, Kingdom of Hungary–d. July 3, 1904, Reichenau an der Rax, Austria-Hungary) was trained as a lawyer and enjoyed a successful career in journalism. He was a correspondent for Viennese newspaper Neue Freie Presse in Paris before becoming literary editor of Neue Freie Presse. As the Paris correspondent for Neue Freie Presse, Herzl followed the Dreyfus affair, an antisemitic incident in France. Covering the case made him desire a Jewish homeland. In 1897, at cons...