Territorial Collection, Poland 1

Processed by Arnie Scribner in 1976. Additional processing was done by Rivka Schiller in 2005 with the assistance of a grant from the Gruss Lipper Family Foundation.

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Electronic finding aid was converted to EAD version 2002 by Yakov Sklyar in September 2006. EAD finding aid customized in ARCHON in 2012. Description is in English.

Collection Overview

Title: Territorial Collection, Poland 1

Predominant Dates:1919-1939

ID: RG 116-Poland1 FA

Extent: 5.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Collection was processed by Arnie Scribner in 1976. Additional proccessing was done by Rivka Schiller in 2005.The collection consists of a single series arranged by topic. Materials are grouped in folders either by common locality name or topic. Locality names are written in Polish (e.g., Chęciny—as opposed to Khentchin in Yiddish).

Languages: Yiddish, Polish, English, German, Russian, Ukrainian


The Territorial Collection Poland 1 is comprised of documents that were amassed at the YIVO in New York City. The Collection is of a mixed provenance and fragmentary nature. The commonality between the documents contained within this collection is that they all pertain to Jews in Poland prior to 1939. Documents of earlier years are also included. Collection consists of letters, essays, reports, correspondence, and clippings which pertain to the political situation, economic conditions, and cultural activities of Polish Jews.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Territorial Collection Poland 1 consists of miscellaneous materials that are arranged topically, and which relate to Jewish life in pre-World War II Poland. The Territorial Collection-Poland 1 is but a portion of the greater Territorial Collection, which incorporates materials that are relevant to over 42 different countries and geographical regions. The Poland 1 Collection precedes the Poland 2 and 3 Collections, which pertain respectively to the Holocaust and post-World War II periods.

The Territorial Collection Poland 1 consists of personal letters, post cards, and official correspondence (much of which pertains to landsmanshaft societies in the United States), memoirs, speeches, leaflets, and newspaper clippings. The following is a general overview of the different categories of materials contained within the Territorial Collection Poland 1: (1) Yiddish press/publishing house and literary publications (e.g., Achiasaf Publishing House, “Unzer yugend,” “Grininke beymelekh”), (2) Political organizations (e.g., Jewish community and Sejm elections, Polish Socialist Party, Folkist Party, Bund, Non-Party Bloc, He-halutz, Agudas Israel), (3) Jewish education (e.g., Tarbut, TSYSHO, Yehudiah, Medem, vocational schools), (4) Religious institutions and practices (e.g., ritual slaughter, Vaad-Hayeshivot, Talmud Torah, synagogue record books), (5) Unions and clubs (e.g., Jewish Teachers’ Union, Yiddish Writers’ Union) (6) Jewish aid societies (e.g., healthcare, orphanages, children’s homes, hospitals, gemiles khesed, khevra kadisha, Medem Sanatorium), (7) Reports about antisemitism and literature of an antisemitic nature (e.g., materials pertaining to the Morgenthau Commission that investigated the pogroms of 1918-1919, cartoons, caricatures).

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers by appointment with the Chief Archivist,YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011 email: archives@yivo.cjh.org

Acquisition Method: Various donors.

Preferred Citation: Published citations should read as follows:Identification of item, date (if known); YIVO Archives; Territorial Collection, Poland 1; RG 116; folder number.

Box and Folder Listing

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Sub-Series1:]] Territorial Collection. Poland 1, 1919-1939

Sub-Series 1: Territorial Collection. Poland 1, 1919-1939
Arrangement: Topical
Box 1
Folder 1: News bulletins by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency on the Jewish situation, 1925; among others: the Polish-Jewish agreement (Ugoda), 1925
Folder 2: Newspaper clippings on the Polish-Jewish agreement (Ugoda), 1925, 1925
Folder 3: The Jewish Telegraphic Agency bulletin on the situation of Jews in Poland, 1922, 1925, 1926, among others: schools and emigration, 1922, 1925-1926
Folder 4: Newspaper clippings on Jewish representatives in the Polish Sejm, 1925
Folder 5: Newspaper clippings on Jewish education and the Sejm’s response, 1925
Folder 6: Bereza Kartuska: Memoir (typewritten): “My experiences in Bereza Kartuska,” (author unknown), 1936
Folder 7: Newspaper clippings on Jewish taxes, 1930
Folder 8 a: Newspaper clippings on Jewish education, antisemitic attacks, Sejm activity, 1925
Folder 8 b: Warsaw: Newspaper clippings on Warsaw, 1925
Folder 9: Łódz: Newspaper clippings, Łódz, 1925-1926
Folder 10: Vilna: Newspaper clippings, Vilna, 1925-1926
Folder 11: Białystok: Newspaper clippings, Białystok, 1925-1926
Folder 12: Newspaper clippings on the economic situation of Jews in Poland, 1925, 1926; among others: protests against state monopolies, 1925-1926
Folder 13: Jews in the Polish army: the Legions, undated
Folder 14: Newspaper clippings on miscellaneous problems dealing with Jews in the 1930s; some antisemitic occurrences, 1930s
Folder 15: Newspaper clippings on economic antisemitism, early-1930s
Folder 16: Newspaper clippings on Jewish suicides in 1925, 1925
Box 2
Folder 1: Personal documents of Jack Forman 1861-1940, Russian marriage certificate (pre-1914), Russian ID, 1861 (removed to the Genealogy and Family Collection), 1861-1940
Folder 2: Speech by I. Grünbaum of the Kolo Zydowskie (Jewish representation in the Sejm), 1924, re: Jews who were refused Polish citizenship, 1924
Folder 3: Ohio, New York: Letters from the society for helping Jewish students in Poland that were sent to Ohio and New York, undated
Folder 4: Warsaw: Leaflet about the summer camp of the Kultur-liga, Warsaw (אגיל רוטלוק), 1938
Folder 5: Warsaw: Various materials from Warsaw. A manuscript on the history of the Warsaw Kehillah (2 pages). Pages from an 1877 religious book. A Rosh Hashanah check. A clipping on kosher meat, 1933. Article on a hospital, 1929; miscellaneous, undated, 1877, 1929, 1933
Folder 6: Miscellaneous: Article on Pilsudski from London Jewish Daily Post May 1935, interview from 1919. Article on the “Folks-grupe” in the city council, 1916-17 (?) A receipt from JNF to Poale Zion member, [1917], 1935
Folder 7: Samples from the Yiddish Press in Warsaw, primarily 1920s and 1930s, and relevant letters concerning the press, 1920s-1930s
Folder 8: Materials dealing with orphanages and children’s homes. Warsaw, 1920s and 1930s: list of children, with parents’ occupations; event at an orphanage (Polish), 1920s-1930s
Folder 9: Various documents on Jewish self-help, 1922-1939
Folder 10: The third issue of Unzer yugend, handwritten, Warsaw, 1917
Folder 11: Jewish typesetting: Odlewnia czcionek i fabryka linij mosieznych: Charts of Hebrew letters. Article on the oldest Jewish typesetter. Letters from the library “Dos Lebn.” Miscellaneous, mostly 1920s and 1930s, 1920s-1930s
Folder 12: Education: Letter from the JDC to Tarbut, 1929. Material on the Yehudiah schools. Miscellaneous, 1929
Folder 13: Jewish Writers and Journalists Union, undated, 1913-1938
Folder 14: Polish Socialist Party (PPS), 1908-1937
Folder 15: Various documents on Polish socialists (PPS), undated
Folder 17: Poznań, Kalisz: Antisemitic leaflets with pictures from Poznań and Kalisz, 1935-1939, in reference to the boycott against the Jews, 1935-1939
Folder 18: Articles on the Jewish situation in Poland, 1937. An article on the political situation, 1929, 1929, 1937
Folder 19: Jewish Telegraphic Agency articles on anti-Jewish excesses in 1938-1939 (microfilmed 1971), 1938-1939
Folder 20: Poland: Newspaper clippings and press releases on antisemitism in Poland, 1937-1939
Box 3
Folder 1: Vilna: Materials on the “Bin” (“The Bee”), a Yiddishist youth organization in the 1930s in Vilna, 1930s
Folder 2: Vilna: A register of teachers belonging to the Jewish Teachers’ Union in Vilna, 1919-1923
Folder 3: Materials about the Polytechnic in Vilna, 1919-1924 (Papers of Ber Abramson), 1919-1924
Folder 4: Vilna: Materials pertaining to the Mishmeres Hospital in Vilna - correspondence and reports, 1920s-1930s
Folder 5: Zionist activities in Vilna, 1900-1910. Copies from the Jerusalem archives, 1900-1910
Folder 6: Elections to the City Council, Vilna, 1927 (newspaper) Letter to the BBWR (non-party bloc) on elections, Vilna, 1931, 1927, 1931
Folder 7: Letters and receipts from the Czerwona Pomoc (“Red Aid” for political prisoners, a Communist organization) in Vilna to the United Vilna Relief Committee, N.Y., 1937-1938, 1937-1938
Folder 8: Vilna: Title pages from books printed in Vilna from the 19th century, undated
Folder 9: Materials from Jewish publishers and printers, late 1930s. Articles about Jewish printers in Vilna. Note from the printers’ union, 1923. Miscellaneous articles, 1923, 1930s
Folder 10: Letter from the University of Vilna concerning the anti-Jewish boycott, 1937
Folder 11: Article on the Jewish Press Exhibition, 1927. Picture of different newspaper titles from Vilna. Material on the children’s magazine Grininke beymelekh, undated, 1927
Folder 12: Correspondence of the Vaad Ha-Yeshivot and a list of donations, Vilna, undated
Folder 13: Post cards to the Vaad Ha-Yeshiva in Vilna, 1920s and 1930s, some from the U.S.; also receipts in the name of the Chofetz Chaim in Vilna, 1935 (removed to the records of the Vaad Ha-Yeshivot), 1920s-1930s
Folder 14: Copies of the late 18th century petitions from the Jews of Vilna concerning the kehillah and taxes, late 18th century
Folder 15: Various materials on the history of Jews in Vilna, undated
Folder 16: Materials relating to the Yiddish Pen Club and the Association of Jewish Writers and Journalists in Vilna, 1922-1929, 1937
Folder 17: Materials from the Jewish Teachers’ Union and the Teachers’ Seminary in Vilna, undated
Folder 18: Materials from the Central Education Committee (Ts.B.K.) in Vilna and the secular schools under the Committee (1930s). Copy of a newspaper put out by the Committee, 1928, 1928-1930s
Folder 19: Miscellaneous school material from Vilna, 1920s and 1930s, including: Statistics for 1929/1930. Reports on students. Minutes re: the Talmud Torah (1st page), 1889. Miscellaneous, 1889, 1920s-1930s
Folder 20: Copy of the Vilna Kehillah’s declaration against the Hasidim, 1781
Folder 21: Birth certificate of Szlomo Malacki from Vilna, 1902
Box 4
Folder 1: Olszany: Miscellaneous on shkhite, written by R. Isaac Elhanan of Olszany, undated
Folder 2: Oświęcim: Jewish community stamp from Oświęcim, 1859
Folder 3: DuniŁowicze: Materials on schools in DuniŁowicze, 1939
Folder 4: Dubno: Newspaper clipping on the history of Dubno, 1926
Folder 5: Grodno: Materials from Grodno, 1920s and 1930s, mostly from schools, some communal announcements, 1920s-1930s
Folder 6: Drohiczyn: A prayer thanking R. Bezalel Joshua Heshel Hirshenhaus for his work in the community of Drohiczyn, 1931
Folder 8: Augustów: (3) Letters from R. Kossowski of Augustów concerning a trip he made to Vienna and about schools, early-1930s.
Folder 9: Dabrowice: Letter from Tarbut to the U.S., March 2, 1939. Open letter to workers, 1923. Letter from the local rabbinate, 1923, 1923, 1939 March 2
Folder 10: Dubrowna: An article on the Bund in Dubrowna, undated
Folder 11: Danzig: Minute book of the Peretz farein in Danzig, 1925. Copy of a document from Danzig, 1842, 1842, 1925
Folder 12: Brody: A school report from Brody, 1901
Folder 13: Białystok: Personal documents from Białystok, various persons, 1870-1898
Folder 14: Grodno: T.O.Z. reports from Grodno, 1938
Folder 15: Grodno: Materials on a pogrom in Grodno, June 1935. Reports from the Kehillah of Grodno on relief, 1935-1939. Personal letters from Grodno, 1930s, 1930, 1935-1939
Folder 16: Iwaniska: Material on Iwaniska. Economic situation, 1930s. List of inhabitants. Budget of the kehillah, 1932, 1930s
Folder 17: Glina: Personal recollections of Glina in Galicia by H. Halpern, undated
Folder 18: Białystok: T.O.Z. reports, 1935. Graduation diplomas, 1918-1938, 1918-1938
Folder 19: Białystok: Statistics on labor in Białystok, 1926. Various newspaper clippings on Białystok, undated, 1926
Folder 20: Białystok: Petition by Jewish merchants to the Governor, 1863 (copy). Letter from the community, 1846 (copy). Bakers’ strike in Białystok, 1901, 1846, 1863, 1901
Folder 21: Białystok: Textbook and clippings from the Białystok vocational (“hantwerker”) school, 1923-1924. Document from a school organization in Białystok, 1926. Pictures of Białystok, 1923-1924, 1926
Folder 22: Białystok: Folksongs from Białystok, undated
Folder 23: Białystok: Miscellaneous from Białystok, undated, 1938
Box 5
Folder 1: Będzin: “Hazomir” in Będzin. The Będzin Almanac, 1913, 1938
Folder 2: Brześć: Miscellaneous materials about the Jewish theater in Brześć. A repatriation document, 1920, Brześć, undated, 1920
Folder 3: Dołhinow: Letter from the gemiles khesed ofDołhinow (Free Loan Association), 1938
Folder 4: Gabin: Article on Jewish participants from Gabin in the 1863 uprising and 1905 revolution. Visit card of Yehuda Leib Zlotnick, the Gabiner Rabbi, undated
Folder 5: Góra Kalwaria: Document from Góra Kalwaria, Bezalel Alter, undated
Folder 6: Druskieniki: Article on a help center in Druskieniki, undated
Folder 7: Galicia: Miscellaneous from Galicia. Copy of an appeal by Yitzhak Judah Ben Abraham from Lemberg, Vienna 1848 about the revolution. A history of the Galician “Hilfsverein” by Leopold Lourie. Articles, undated, 1917-1927
Folder 8: Brzostowice: Personal letters to family members in Brzostowice 1892, 1888, from M. Rabinowicz (removed to the Genealogy and Family History Collection), 1888, 1892
Folder 9: Brańsk: Chapters from a memoir about Brańsk by Alter Trus on an engagement and a wedding, undated
Folder 10: Olszanica: Ketubah from Olszanica (removed to the Genealogy and Family History Collection), 1936
Folder 11: Baranowicze: Materials on the Beit Jacob School in Baranowicze, 1931
Folder 12: Bielice: A petition to the technical museum in Vienna to be allowed to study clothing design, pre-1918. A ticket to Temple, 1882, Bilice, 1882, pre-1918
Folder 13: Warsaw Copy of a letter describing Halutz activities in Warsaw in 1933, 1933
Folder 14: Brody: Announcement for a lecture given by the Education Committee. Photostats of the personal documents of Mayer von Kallir of Brody, including a patent issued by Franz Joseph I, 1874, undated, 1874
Folder 15: Copy of a personal letter from Joel Ginzberg, undated
Folder 16: Biała Podlaska: Financial report of T.O.Z, 1927-1936
Folder 17: Ostrowiec: A history of the Rabbi of Ostrowiec, undated
Folder 18: Iwie: Miscellaneous material from Iwie, undated
Folder 19: Annopol: Materials from a loan society; minutes, and a financial report, 1938
Folder 20: Włocławek: A receipt from the bookseller Eisenstadt in Warsaw to Jacob Bianurski in Włocławek, undated
Folder 21: Lublin: Letters from the Y.L. Peretz House. Miscellaneous newspaper articles. School calendars from Yeshiva Khakhmei Lublin, undated, 1922, 1939
Folder 22: Częstochowa: Examples of the Jewish Press from Częstochowa, 1920s-1930s
Folder 23: Częstochowa: History of the pogrom of 1902 in Częstochowa, 11 p. History of Jews in Częstochowa, 4 p., undated
Folder 24: Częstochowa: Certificate plus awards from the Agricultural Farm of the Talmud Torah in Częstochowa, 1914. Advertisements for the theater, Częstochowa. Circulars of a society for the history of Częstochowa. List of members of a professional union receiving aid in Częstochowa. List of industrial workers receiving aid. List of artisans receiving aid from the union. Miscellaneous material on relief, 1914
Folder 25: Tarnów: Poster from the “Kultur-lige,” Tarnów, 1934, Poster from the education committee “Yugend” (removed to the Poster Collection), undated, 1934
Folder 26: Vilna: Copy of the list of the departed of the khevra kadisha of the Vilna hide dealers, 1926. Miscellaneous letters, 1926, 1971
Folder 27: Czortków: Material from Czortków, 1930s. Y.L. Peretz farein.* Speech at a Zionist club in 1902 in Częstochowa. Miscellaneous letters, 1902, 1930s
Folder 28: Correspondences between yeshivas in Poland and their namesakes in the U.S., 1930s-1950s
Łódz: Miscellaneous newspaper clippings from Łódz, 1915-1930s. Letter from the rabbinical council, 1939. Miscellaneous personal letters, 1903, 1930s. Series of articles on a “factory scandal,” 1934, 1903, 1915-1930s
Box 6
Folder 1: Zawiercie: Poster from the Zawiercie chapter of “Tarbut” mourning the death of Nahum Sokolow (removed to the Poster Collection). Leaflet from the Jewish Culture Committee of Zawiercie advertising the establishment of a reading room that is open to the public, undated
Folder 2: Zabłudów: Relief material from the gemiles khesed, 1929
Folder 3: Wisnowiec: Relief material from Wisnowiec. Includes letters and a request for a donation to the Wisnowiec Talmud-Torah and Yeshiva, 1920s. Personal correspondence with the U.S. Introduction to the record book of a Wisnowiec synagogue (handwritten copy), undated, 1920s
Folder 4: Zduńska Wola: Picture book from Zduńska Wola, 1925. Some materials on Jews, 1925
Folder 6: Zbąszyń: Deportees from Germany, 1938
Folder 7: Przasnysz, Krzemieniec, Kłodawa: Communal announcement from Ryki. Miscellaneous, Przasnysz, 1933. An appeal by O.R.T. in Krzemieniec. Kłodawa – Miscellaneous, 1937. Report card from Kuty. Miscellaneous from Kosow Podlaski. Announcement of Purim festivities from Kolomyja, 1926, undated, 1926, 1933, 1937
Folder 8: Zagłębie: Article on Zagłębie. A kehillah strike, 1932.
Folder 9: Włodawa: Personal letter from Włodawa, 1937, Moshe Morgenstern (removed to the Genealogy and Family History Collection ), undated, 1937
Folder 10: Wołyn: Newspaper article on a literary magazine from Wołyn “Cwit.”, undated
Folder 11: Wołomin: List of those receiving aid in Wołomin, 1939
Folder 12: Zwoleń : Personal letters from Zwoleń from the early-1930s, M. Goldnadel (removed to the Genealogy and Family History Collection ), early-1930s
Folder 13: Zgierz, Tyszowce, Zloczow, Wielun Request from the Rabbinical Assistant, H. Ehrsohn of Zgierz for aid in selling and publicizing his latest book of religious commentary. Mizrachi election list to the kehillah in Tyszowce, 1931. Army pass from Zloczow (removed to the Genealogy and Family History Collection). Membership card in a youth organization in Wielun, 1915; an appeal from Bikur Cholim, undated, 1915, 1931
Folder 14: Wołkowysk, Łuków, Lechowicze Part of a dowry agreement from Wołkowysk, 1917. Gemiles khesed, 1939 in Łuków. Article about Reb Leibele Melamed of Lechowicze and his involvement with the Frankists, blood libels, and Jewish-Frankist disputation (Lemberg, 1759), undated, 1917, 1939
Folder 15: Łowicz, Wasiliszki: Correspondence from the Jewish library in Łowicz, 1919. Materials from Ze’irei Zion in Wasiliszki, 1917-1920s, 1917-1920s
Folder 16: Chełm, Chmielnik: Article about the death of the Chęciny rebbitzin. Miscellaneous from Chełm, 1928, 1932. Miscellaneous from Chmielnik, 1935, 1928, 1932, 1935
Folder 17: Tomaszów Lubelski: Relief material from Tomaszów Lubelski, late-1930s
Folder 18: Lanowicze, Jędrzejów, Rzeszów, Luboml: Letter on relief from Lanowicze. Postcard from Jędrzejów, 1908. Correspondence from the Bank Handlowy in Rzeszów, 1909. Stamp from Luboml, undated, 1908-1909
Folder 19: Zoludek: Material from Zoludek. Thank you letter on behalf of the Brener Zionist Library of Zoludek for donated money and books, 1 p. Personal account of Chaim Skulman re: life in Zoludek, 8 p., undated
Folder 20: Zyrardow: Letter from Zyrardow to the Zyrardow Society in the U.S. requesting financial aid, (copy), 1939. Correspondence from various political groups, committees, and libraries (copies), 1920-1939. Keren Kayemet certificate for the planting of trees in honor of a marriage, 1919, 1919-1939
Folder 21: Kraków: Official gazette announcing the current legislation regarding farming, agriculture, trade, and mercantilism in Kraków, 1869. ID card, 1915. Materials on the synagogues of Kraków. Example of miniature printing from Kraków. Posters announcing cultural events, 1920s, 1930s. Notice requesting that the Jews of Kraków vote for Dr. Isaac Schwarzbard in the upcoming Sejm election of 1938. Miscellaneous, 1869, 1915, 1920s-1930s
Folder 22: Vilna: Description of the Straszun library, undated
Folder 23: Rowne: Letter from a former resident of Rowne to Chaim Lieberman of the “Forverts” re: the matter of a “Pinkas Rowne,” 1952. A letter on the hiring of a cantor for the synagogue, 1921, 1921, 1952
Folder 24: Kutno: Description of life in Kutno, 11 p., circa 1914
Folder 25: Radunʹ: A description of Jewish economic life in Radunʹ in the 1930s (English), 1930s
Folder 26: Probozna: Economic conditions of Probozna Jews, 1920s-1930s
Folder 27: Pruzany: Material from Pruzany. List of donations to the Yeshiva. An appeal to women to vote in the city council for workers. Article on the Jewish library, prior to 1914, undated, before 1914.
Folder 28: Plissa, Przedbórz, Plonsk, Plawno: Appeal from the gemiles khesed in Plissa. Appeal from the gemiles khesed in Przedbórz. Invitation to a wedding taking place in Płońsk, 1938. Plawno – letter from Rabbi I.M. Rabinowicz, undated, 1938
Folder 29: Radomyśl Wielki: Materials from Radomyśl Wielki: Minutes of the kehillah, 1927. Miscellaneous forms from the community council. List of books, undated, 1927
Folder 30: Pinsk: Materials from Pinsk: Report from an orphanage building committee, 1928. Letter re: an unpaid debt, 1939. Memoir of a Jewish soldier, 1914. Notebook of poetry entitled, “Zion” belonging to a Zionist youth group in Pinsk, 1921. Notebook belonging to a Yiddish-Hebrew teacher, undated, 1914-1939
Folder 31: Pinsk: Miscellaneous letters. Announcement of vaccinations against cholera, undated, 1916
Folder 32: Płock: Materials from Płock: Copy of a document from the Zionist socialist workers party, 1905. Antisemitic materials from the 1930s, 1905, 1930s
Folder 33: Siedlce, Szydłów, Pabianice: Announcement of a lecture in Siedlce. Letter from the gemiles khesed in Szydłów, 1935. Article on Pabianice, undated, 1935
Folder 34: Krynica, Radom: Article on philanthropy in Krynica, 1921. Materials from Radom. History of Radom, (4) pages. Miscellaneous communal forms. Miscellaneous letters. A military pass in order to get married, 1886, B. Lipshitz (removed to the Genealogy and Family History Collection), undated, 1886, 1921.
Box 7
Folder 1: Świsłocz: Materials from Świsłocz. Miscellaneous letters, 1920s. (2) Notebooks of poetry. Miscellaneous bills, undated
Folder 2: Mława: Handwritten newspaper from Mława, 1921
Folder 3: Myślenice: Copies of newspaper articles on the pogrom in Myślenice in 1936, 1936
Folder 4: Międzyrzec: Materials from Międzyrzec. Letter from a Poale Zionist, 1924. Miscellaneous school and cultural materials, undated, 1924
Folder 5: Motolʹ: Materials from Motolʹ. Miscellaneous letters, 1930s. Passport, 1896 (removed to the Genealogy and Family History Collection), 1896, 1930s
Folder 6: Galicia: Miscellaneous from Galicia, Letters, 1920s, Travel permit, 1843, Matrimonial documents (removed to the Genealogy and Family History Collection), undated, 1843, 1920s
Folder 7: Pinczów: Miscellaneous letters from Pinczów, early-1900s
Folder 8: Poczajow Nowy, Sosnowiec: Letters from Poczajow, 1930s. Letters from Rabbi Abraham Meir Gitler, Sosnowiec, c.1914. Letter from the Imperial German Consulate in Philadelphia re: the whereabouts of Rabbi Abraham Meir Gitler of Sosnowiec, 1915. Eulogy given at the funeral of Rabbi Abraham Meir Gitler, Sosnowiec, undated, 1914-1915, 1930s
Folder 9: Piaski: Material from Piaski. Gemiles khesed. Children’s signature album, undated, 1936
Folder 10: Sluck, Satanow, Nowogródek, Nowy Dwʹo, Nowy Sącz: Report card, 1892 from Sluck with a picture of the student. Miscellaneous from Satanow. Announcement from the kehillah in Nowogródek. Hazomir announcement of a play in Nowy Dwʹo. Card from Nowy Sącz, undated, 1892
Folder 11: Nowy Korczyn, Sokolow, Stolin, Stanisławów, Slonim: Postcards from Nowy Korczyn, 1907-1908. Miscellaneous from Sokolow. Letter from the Tarbut in Stolin, 1931. Miscellaneous from Stanisławów. Miscellaneous from Slonim, undated, 1907-1908, 1931
Folder 12: TSYSHO: Forms used in the TSYSHO schools, 1920s
Folder 13: TSYSHO: Various broadsides, flyers, and announcements relating to TSYSHO. Various materials relating to “Unzer Shul.” Various materials relating to “Medem Shul.”, undated
Folder 14: TSYSHO: Various reports from TSYSHO, 1925-1927, 1936, 1938, 1939
Folder 15: TSYSHO: Curriculum for the TSYSHO schools, undated
Folder 16: TSYSHO, Vilna: Histories of TSYSHO and its school movement in Vilna, undated
Folder 17: Calendar of the Medem School, 1938
Folder 18: TSYSHO: Correspondence and miscellaneous from TSYSHO, 1929-1939
Folder 19: Materials related to the Medem Sanatorium, 1933-1939, 1944
Folder 20: Correspondence concerning relief for schools, 1932-1939
Box 8
Folder 1: Vilna: Advertisements for and descriptions of the Jewish Technical School in Vilna (removed to the ORT Vocational School in Vilna Records), undated
Folder 2: Mława, Grójec: Leaflet from the Polish Socialist Party in Mława. Leaflet from a socialist group in Grójec, undated
Folder 3: Textbooks from the Vilna Jewish Technikum on electricity, 1927 (removed to the ORT Vocational School in Vilna Collection), 1927
Folder 4: Vilna: Textbooks from the Vilna Jewish Technikum on mechanics, 1927 (removed to the ORT Vocational School in Vilna Collection), 1927
Folder 5: Textbooks from the Vilna Jewish Technikum on the resistance of materials, graphic statistics, higher mathematics, 1927 (removed to the ORT Vocational School in Vilna Collection), 1927
Box 9
Folder 1: Żychlin: A description of life inŻychlin written by Max Kleinot, 90 p., 1950, 1954
Folder 2: TSYSHO: Newspaper article on ten years of TSYSHO plus a poster, 1927
Folder 3: Mir: Article on schools. Correspondence from the Yeshiva of Mir, 1939
Folder 4: Business book and copies of letters of Eliezer (Lazarus) Perkes, 1905
Folder 5: Materials from the Folks Bank, 1920s
Folder 6: Lwów: Copy of “Najer Morgn,” April 9, 1939. Article on writers and artists of Lwów. Election circular of the Bund. A declaration of poverty, 1937. Miscellaneous. Newspaper from 1848, 1848, 1937-1939
Folder 7: Newspaper articles on the “Maccabi” sports club
Folder 8: Minsk: Mazowiecki Documents of Yitzhak Wnuk from Minsk Mazowiecki, 1890s
Folder 9: Vilna: Copies of privileges given to the Jews of Vilna, 1749-1756
Box 10
Folder 1: A scrapbook of newspaper articles dealing with the suffering of Jews in Poland and Russia, 1915-1920; also contains articles on the relief given by American Jews, the “Jewish Day” and “Forward.”, 1915-1920
Folder 2: Documents on the publication of a world history in Yiddish by the publishing house, Achiasaf. Article on the International History Congress, 1933. Miscellaneous from Warsaw, 1930s. Article on Jews in the January Uprising of 1863, 1939, 1945
Folder 3: Abraham Cohen’s request to enter the birth information of his children into a registry for inheritance purposes, 1839 (removed to the Genealogy and Family History Collection), 1839
Folder 4: Vilna: Article by Joseph Kirszrot on the cemetery keeper in Vilna. Miscellaneous on Vilna. Article in “Haynt” on the “Maccabi” sports club in Vilna, Warsaw, June 7, 1926. Article on Jewish art from Vilna, 1916, includes pictures (in library). Written recommendation from Rabbi Bezalel Yisroel Moshe Hakohen, 1841, 1916, 1921, 1926
Folder 5: Vilna: Document certifying the purchase of a seat in the women’s section of the Great Synagogue of Vilna for Basha Schlossberg, 1896
Folder 6: Zdzieciol: Materials that were used for the Yizkor bukh of Zdzieciol, 1940s-1950s
Folder 7: Sejm: Copies of materials pertaining to the Four-Year-Sejm and the Jews of Poland, 1788-1792
Box 11
Folder 1: Various materials on Passover relief for Polish Jewry, from the United British Appeal for Polish Jewry, 1935
Folder 2: Various reports on antisemitism and antisemitic cartoons. Also includes materials dealing with the boycott, 1920s and 1930s
Folder 3: Materials on antisemitic incidents in the 1930s. Report by the Polish League of Nations Federation on the “Jewish Question,” 1938. Miscellaneous. Memo from the Jewish National Council pertaining to different ministries on problems concerning the “Foreigner’s Bill,” 1926. A document from the Zionist Archives, 1926, 1930s
Folder 4: Materials on the Morgenthau Commission that investigated the pogroms, 1918-1919
Folder 5: Miscellaneous newspaper clippings on Jews in Poland, 1920s-1930s
Folder 6: History of and report on Jewish agriculture. General history of the Jews, 1920-1937
Folder 7: Materials on and by a Jewish assimilationist, 1916, 1919. Miscellaneous articles on politics. A copy of a poster for Ukranians in the non-party bloc, 1928. Miscellaneous, 1916, 1919, 1928
Folder 8: Miscellaneous articles for “Dos Wort” in Vilna. Map of gemiles khesed sites throughout Poland. Polish-Yiddish menu from the restaurant on the flagship “Batory,” 1936. Polish-German-Jewish newspaper, “Tygodnik Zydowski,” April 1935. Miscellaneous. A letter to Baron Rothschild by a young Zionist seeking aid to go to Palestine, 1935, 1930s
Box 12
Folder 1: Lwów: Architectural plans for a Jewish Students’ Sanatorium in Lwów, undated
Folder 2: Various announcements from different yeshivot in Poland, undated
Grodno: Series of articles about: A trip made from Grodno to the U.S. via Russia and China History of Grodno, undated
Folder 4: A thank-you certificate from the Central Council of Yeshivot in Vilna, 1929
Folder 5: A prayer from a group in Vilna honoring men who bought some land in Palestine, undated
Folder 6: Documents (photocopies) concerning Jews from the Włocławek city archives, 1919-1939
Folder 7: Łódz: Two pages from the minutes book of the Great Synagogue of Łódz, 1892
Box 13
Folder 1: Bielice: Report of a pogrom in Bielice, 1936
Folder 2: Przytyk: Album on pogroms in Przytyk, 1930s
Folder 3: Puławy: Copy of a handwritten newspaper from Puławy, “ןעגנוצארפש,” 1917 (approx. eight issues), 1917
Folder 4: Włocławek: Miscellaneous from the Włocławek kehillah, 1930s. Posters of Włocławek Zionists. Election posters of the Włocławek Zionists, 1936. Election posters of the Włocławek Mizrachi. Election posters of the Włocławek Hantwerker Farein. Election posters of the Włocławek Zionist Hantwerker Farein, 1930s
Folder 5: Włocławek: Workers’ Front. Revisionists. Poale Zion. Poale Zion (Right). United National Jewish List, 1930s
Folder 6: Włocławek: Election posters from Włocławek. Agudas Israel. Worker and Peasant Unity. Non-party bloc election committee. Miscellaneous posters. Posters of sports events. Posters for social events. Posters of ORT. Poster of United Jewish Committee against persecution in Germany. Poster advertising a lecture on Maxim Gorky. Poster of the Jewish geographical society, undated
Folder 7: Drohiczyn, Płock: Copy of a letter and speech from a Drohiczyn letter by Naftali Steinberg about the economic situation, 1920. Speech—also likely from the 1920s—about a maskil and impressions of the city’s changing economy. Letter reprinted about the Alliance Universelle in America and Eastern European Jews, 1870. Miscellaneous from Płock, undated, 1870, 1920
Folder 8: Nowo Zurawice, Zelwa: Statutes of a Jewish agricultural colony in Nowo Zurawice, 1920. Personal letter from Zelwa, 1920s
Folder 9: Ligmiany: Newspaper article on Lingmiany, undated
Folder 10: Reports from the Zionist organization in Poland and by the Palestinian League of Nations Society on the position of Jews in Poland, 1930s. Ketubah from Opatow. Miscellaneous material from Vilna, 1930s
Folder 12: Agreement between the Jewish Folk Library and the Orjan Gotthfeld Foundation in Sambor on the Library’s purchase of real-estate, 1938 May 5
Folder 13 a: Papers of Hersh Jakobson, a former teacher of the Jewish schools in Białystok. Correspondence, 1919-1925, 1931
Folder 13 b: Papers of Hersh Jakobson, a former teacher of the Jewish schools in Białystok. B. Photos, a membership card, concert tickets (removed to the Genealogy and Family History Collection), undated, 1916-1929
Folder 13 c: Papers of Hersh Jakobson, a former teacher of the Jewish schools in Białystok. C. Jewish school activities in Białystok (removed to the Genealogy and Family History Collection), undated
Folder 13 d: Papers of Hersh Jakobson, a former teacher of the Jewish schools in Białystok. Activities of the Relief Committee for the Yiddish Schools in Białystok in New York, undated, 1920s
Folder 14: Premysl: Ketubah from Premysl, 1891 (removed to the Genealogy and Family History Collection, 1891
Folder 15: Chart illustrating the activities of the International Red Cross in Poland, 1919-1921
Folder 16: Płock: Membership list of the Khevra Kadisha Musar Haskel (a besmedresh) in Płock, 1897 (on 2 pieces of parchment)
Box 14
Folder 1: Photographs of the Medem Sanatorium, songs sung by children of this sanatorium, 1927-1930
Folder 2: Polish immigration passport issued for Rywka Rosenberg of Minsk Mazowiecki in 1936. Also enclosed: U.S. immigration ID card (removed to the Genealogy and Family History Collection), 1936
Folder 3: Drohobycz: An antisemitic leaflet issued by the Polish Academic Youth of Drohobycz, 1938 December 22
Folder 4: Ba’al Shem Tov: His disciples and Hasidic Dynasties, undated
Folder 5: Greenberg, Jacob: Personal papers (removed to the Genealogy and Family History Collection, undated
Folder 6: Raphael, Julius: Receipts (removed to the Genealogy and Family History Collection), undated
Folder 7: Pinkas of Posen Jewish Community, 1592 – 1667. Copy of a typed transcription, undated
Folder 8: David Dunkelman: Personal papers (removed to the Genealogy and Family History Collection), undated
Folder 9: Wołkowysk: “Der Yingl,” a children’s magazine, published 1919-1920, Wołkowysk, Poland. Photocopies of approximately 15 issues, Yiddish (photograph removed to the Territorial Photographic Collection, pre-1939 Poland), 1919-1920
Box 15
Folder 1: Krynki: Notebook with notes in Yiddish of class lectures given at the TSYSHO School in Krynki. Handwritten by Sol Gordon, 1918-1923
Folder 2: Two passports from 1872, Austro-Hungarian Empire, for Israel and Olldu Serka Safier, from Breszov, Galicia (removed to the Genealogy and Family History Collection), 1872
Folder 3: Brochure from the Mendele School, Białystok, 1938
Folder 4: Stanisławów: Letter from a Yiddish activist in Stanisławów (signature illegible) to Aaron Karlin in NY; clippings from Polish Newspapers, 1937, undated, 1937
Folder 5: Israel Kravitz: Monograph about Siedlce (ישראל קראוויעץ" מאנאגראפיע איבער שעדלעץ", undated
Folder 6: Dąbrowa: Letter from Dąbrowa by “R.K.”, 1938
Folder 7: Slonim: Letter from Slonim, 1929
Folder 8: Brańsk: Research on the history of Jews in Brańsk, by Zbigniew Romaniuk, undated
Folder 9: Siedlce: Memoirs of the 1905 pogrom in Siedlce, by Joseph Bekker, undated
Box 16
Folder 1: Memoirs of A. Hartglas (typescript in Polish, 643 pp.) “Na pograniczu dwoch swiatow.”, undated
Box 17
Folder 1: Mateusz Mieses: Polacy-chrzescijanie pochodzenia zydowskiego, vol. II (German translation), 262 pp., undated
Box 18
Folder 1: Sejny: A history of Jews in Sejny, ms. By J. Adelson, et al. English translation, 6 pp., undated
Folder 2: Kraków, Kielce: Memoirs (in Polish) of Arthur Schneider of his youth in Kraków and Kielce, including the Akiba Youth Movement, 1920-1939, 212 pp., undated
Folder 3: Makow: Marriage certificate from Makow, 1932. Appeal for funds, for the Talmud Torah in Makow, undated, 1932
Folder 4: Slonim: Memoirs of events in Slonim during World War I. Written by Moishe Eisenstadt (Stone). Incomplete, with English translation, undated
Folder 5: Białystok: Notes written in a Białystok prison during the years 1924-1927, 1924-1927
Folder 6: Zolynia: Copy of a ten–page memoir (in Yiddish) of life in Zolynia (near Rzeszów), by Isak Neiss (handwritten), undated
Folder 7: Three Zionist socialist rubber stamps pertaining to Bytom and Otwock, undated
Box 19
Folder 1: Wysokie Litewskie: Memoir of Wysokie Litewskie, by Dorothy Kraus, undated
Folder 2: Tarnobrzeg: Secondary materials relating to an account of blood libel in Tarnobrzeg/Dzików, undated
Folder 3: Białystok: Copy of a list of electoral candidates for the Białystok Kehillah, 1918 December

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