Guide to the Papers of Simon Dubnow (1860-1941), 1589-1938, 1961, (bulk 1700-1900), RG 87

Processed and cataloged by Chaim Borodiansky, Berlin, 1930s. Original Yiddish/Russian finding aid transcribed and typed by Shaindel Fogelman and finding aid translated and edited by Marek Web and Chava Lapin with the assistance of a grant from the Gruss Lipper Family Foundation. Encoded by Rachel Harrison as part of the CJH Holocaust Resource Initiative, made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany.

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Collection Overview

Title: Guide to the Papers of Simon Dubnow (1860-1941), 1589-1938, 1961, (bulk 1700-1900), RG 87

Predominant Dates:bulk 1700-1900

ID: RG 87 FA

Extent: 3.17 Linear Feet


Dubnow organized the papers himself before giving the collection to Elias Tcherikower, who made a preliminary listing of the papers intended for YIVO. Chaim Borodiansky later compiled an inventory that superseded the Tcherikower list, also in the 1930s. In 1972, YIVO archivist Zosa Szajkowski added a listing of Dubnow’s correspondence. The English finding aid was created by Marek Web and Chava Lapin in 2008. Additional processing completed in November 2011.

The collection is arranged in series, according to Dubnow’s own classification: Pinkasim, Civilia, Communalia, Pogrom Materials, Miscellaneous, Literaria, and Letters to Dubnow. The first three series have been formed entirely from documents collected in the 1890s, while the other series contain later materials as well.

The documents have been paginated. The Simon Dubnow Papers, RG 87, while being a separate record group, has been cataloged as part of the Tcherikower Archive, RG 80-89, along with several other collections belonging to that section in the YIVO Archives. Therefore, the folder and page numbering of this record group begins at the point where the preceding collection’s numbering ends. Thus the first folder in the RG 87 bears number 913 and the first page is number 72795.

The first two folders, number 913 and 914, contain the Yiddish finding aids compiled by Elias Tcherikower, Chaim Borodiansky and Zosa Szajkowski. The current English-language inventory is an edited translation of these lists. Every attempt has been made to standardize the translations and transliterations of individual and place names. Alternate geographical names are in parentheses.

Each document is identified by its folder number, e.g. 915, and page numbers, e.g. 73067-73100. In addition, when available, the old document numbers used by Dubnow are inserted alongside the present numbers in brackets, e.g. I.1.

Languages: Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish, Russian, German, Arabic, Latin, French


This collection consists of materials of Simon Dubnow, a historian, political thinker, educator, collector of historical and ethnographic documents in Russia and Poland, writer, and an activist. These materials include community registers (pinkasim) and other communal documents, historical documents relating to restrictions and privileges issued by governments to Jewish populations, blood libel trials and the Chmielnicki massacres of 1648-1649, documents from the Russian Justice Ministry and Senate, materials on pogroms in the Russian empire, and Dubnow’s family and general correspondence. The collection demonstrates Dubnow’s importance in helping to establish the idea of Jewish ethnographic history.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The core of the materials in this collection are the hundreds of historical documents Dubnow received from communities in Russia and Poland in response to his 1891 article, “On the Study of the History of Russian Jews and the Establishment of a Russian Jewish Historical Society,” and the 1892 Hebrew version, “Let Us Search and Study.” Following these articles, Dubnow continued to build his archive for most of the rest of his life. This collection also contains important additions acquired in later years in connection with Dubnow’s subsequent research projects and a large group of documents added to the collection after the 1917 revolution. At that time, Dubnow was able to make use of the former imperial archives in St. Petersburg that previously had been closed to him, and he made copies of selected documents about Russian-Jewish relations and anti-Jewish pogroms. Finally, while living in Berlin, Dubnow added a large collection of his own personal correspondence of some forty-five years.

The correspondents include Shmuel Alexandrovich, Yitzhak Antonovski, Shloyme-Meyer Bernshteyn, Martin Buber, Shim’on Goldlast, Avraham Taub, Yehudah-Leib Vaysman, Maxim Vinaver, Max Weinreich, Chaim Zhitlowsky, Shmuel Zilbershteyn, and Khayim Ziskind.

Materials include records of Jewish communities, originals and copies of community registers (pinkasim), and other historical documents from Mstislavl, Pinczow, Piotrowice, Stary Bychow, Tykocin, Zabludow, Birzai, Dubno, Lublin, Mezrich, and Novy Ushitsa. There are parts of the pinkas of the Council of Four Lands (Va'ad Arbah Aratsot) and other historical documents relating to restrictions and privileges issued by governments to Jewish populations, to blood libel trials and to Gezerot Takh-ve-Tat (the Chmielnicki massacres of 1648-1649). In addition, there are documents from the Russian Justice Ministry and Senate and materials on pogroms in the Russian empire, including pogroms in Kishinev (1903), Homel (1903) and Bialystok (1906). There are also materials on Hasidism, such as extracts of books, correspondence and documents by and about Hasidic rabbis and about Hasidism. Family papers and records include those of Rabbi Ben-Tsion Dubnow, grandfather of Simon Dubnow.

As Dubnow moved from Odessa to Vilna, St. Petersburg, Kovno, Danzig, and Berlin, he took along the entire archive. Faced with the necessity of yet another move in 1933, this time from Berlin to Riga, Latvia, he decided to donate the larger part of the archive to the YIVO Institute in Vilna. Dubnow resolved to take along with him to Riga the smaller part of his archive, which consisted of documents he needed for writing his memoirs and excerpts of the series which he named “Hasidiana,” which included documents related to the history of the Hasidic movement. It was his intention to continue writing the history of Hasidism while in Riga, a project which preoccupied him until his last years.

In the end, the records destined for the YIVO never reached Vilna. In Berlin, Dubnow left the YIVO collection in the care of his disciple and Berlin compatriot Elias Tcherikower. Tcherikower, who was a member of the YIVO Executive Committee and the chairman of YIVO’s Historical Section, had been entrusted with many other collections destined for the YIVO in Vilna, but he delayed their transfer. In 1933 Tcherikower was forced to move these collections (subsequently known as the Archive of the YIVO Historical Section, or the Elias Tcherkower Archive) to Paris in a hurry. During World War II, the archive was kept in hiding in southern France. Finally, in 1944, the Tcherikower Archive, including the Dubnow Papers, was recovered intact and shipped to the YIVO in New York. The part which Dubnow took to Riga was confiscated by the Germans at the time of Dubnow’s arrest. At least a fraction of the Riga consignment, about 3 linear feet of papers, was recovered from Germany after the war and placed in the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem. However, the fate of the “Hasidiana” series remains unknown, as does the fate of Dubnow’s library, which he had bequeathed to YIVO as well.

While still in Berlin, Tcherikower drafted a preliminary listing of the papers destined for YIVO, but including also the Hasidiana that Dubnow wished to keep at the time. Later on in the 1930s, the historian Chaim Borodiansky compiled a fairly extensive inventory of the Dubnow papers that superseded the Tcherikower list. Around 1972, YIVO archivist Zosa Szajkowski added a listing of Dubnow’s correspondence. This combined inventory serves today as the original Yiddish finding aid to the collection (f. 913, 914). The English-language finding aid is an edited translation of the above.

The Dubnow collection is registered in the YIVO Archives as Record Group 87: Papers of Simon Dubnow. The collection is part of the Elias Tcherikower Archive, RG 80-89, and comprises folders 913 to 1043 of the Tcherikower Archive. The total number of folios in the collection exceeds 5,450. The collection dates from 1589-1961, with the bulk of materials dating from 1700-1900.

Historical Note

Dubnow was born on September 10, 1860 in Mstislavl, Russia (now Belarus) to a large, poor and religiously observant family. His father, Meyer Ya’akov, was a lumber merchant and his grandfather Ben-Tsion, in whose house the family lived, was an esteemed rabbinic scholar and teacher, who taught according to the methods of the Vilna Gaon. Dubnow received a traditional Jewish education in kheyder and yeshiva, however he also began to read secular literature at a young age, including novels by Avraham Mapu and poetry by Mikhah Yosef Lebensohn, later moving on to the more daring Hebrew authors of his time such as Mosheh Leib Lilienblum. He soon began to rebel against formal religion and what he considered its superstitious beliefs and obsolete practices. He later wrote an article specifically criticizing the kheyder system and calling for its abolishment. He entered the state Jewish school in Mstislavl at age 14, where he learned Russian and French and was first exposed to the ideas of the Russian positivists, such as Dmitrii Pisarev and Nikolai Chernyshevskii, French and English intellectuals, including Charles Darwin, Thomas Buckle, John Draper, John Stuart Mill, and Herbert Spencer, and the German materialists, among them Jacob Moleschott, Karl Vogt and Ludwig Buchner. He ultimately discarded his religious background and although he remained a devout secularist for the rest of his life, he came to appreciate the historical role of religion in maintaining Jewish identity.

Dubnow spent four years in Vilna, Dvinsk, and Mohilev before he used forged documents to move to St. Petersburg in 1880, where he lived illegally, since St. Petersburg was outside the Pale of Settlement. He failed to pass the entrance examinations to attend a gymnasium and was thus unable to acquire a university education. The May Laws of the 1880s eliminated the Jewish state schools, further disrupting Dubnow’s education, however he continued to educate himself independently, particularly focusing on history, philosophy and linguistics as well as the ideas of Heinrich Graetz and the Wissenschaft des Judentums movement.

Dubnow wrote articles and book reviews for Russian Jewish periodicals, primarily Voskhod (Dawn) and Russkii evrei (Russian Jews), calling for extensive Jewish cultural reforms in Russia. These articles include “What Kind of Auto-Emancipation do the Jews Need?” and “What is Jewish History?” both published in 1893, as well as many other articles. Dubnow and his wife, Ida Friedlin, whom he had married in St. Petersburg, were forced to leave in 1884, at which time they returned to Mstislavl. While in Mstislavl, Dubnow came to realize that a Western model of Jewish emancipation was unlikely in Russia and an approach more rooted in the historical and social realities of Eastern Europe was necessary instead.

In 1890 the Dubnow family moved to Odessa, where Dubnow became part of an illustrious group of intellectuals committed to a nationalist conception of Jewish identity but distanced from religion. This group included Mendele Moykher-Sforim (Sholem Ya'akov Abramovitsh), Ahad Ha-Am (Asher Ginzberg), Hayim Nahman Bialik, and other eminent Jewish literary figures and Zionist intellectuals. Dubnow continued to publish studies of Jewish life and history, coming to be regarded as an authority in these areas.

While in Odessa, he shifted his position from the spiritual nationalism of Graetz and instead developed the idea of a historic Jewish will to survive, a national will that repeatedly drove the Jews to adapt creatively to their changing environments. The surge of minority nationalism in the Russian Empire and the Russian populists’ orientation toward the masses rather than towards the elite sparked Dubnow’s appreciation of the psychological strengths of the still largely traditionalist and ethnically distinct Jewish masses.

In October 1891, Dubnow published his essay “On the Study of the History of Russian Jews and the Establishment of a Russian Jewish Historical Society,” in Voskhod , in which he issued a call for the collection of Russian Jewish historical sources, one of the first to do so. In 1892 Dubnow rewrote his essay in Hebrew, and published it in the Hebrew anthology Pardes under the title “Let Us Search and Study”. The Hebrew article was reprinted as a separate brochure and distributed free of charge throughout the Pale. Between 1893 and 1895 Dubnow received hundreds of historical documents, including minute books of the local and regional communities (pinkasim), community registers, memorabilia, letters, manuscripts, legends and folklore materials, rare books, government documents, inscriptions, martyrological texts, and Hasidic literature. In addition, Dubnow’s correspondents sent him extensive bibliographic and historical notes on sources that they had uncovered.

In 1896, Dubnow published his first comprehensive history of the Jews, Vseobshchaia istoriia evreev (A General History of the Jews) based on the model of German Jewish works, particularly those of Heinrich Graetz, but structured according to Dubnow’s theory of a sequence of cultural “hegemonies” exerted by one or two key Diaspora communities in any given period. This work, rewritten and expanded several times, eventually became Dubnow’s 10-volume World History of the Jewish People , which appeared in German, Russian, Hebrew, and other languages in the 1920s and 1930s, and had a huge impact on Russian Jewish youth and the reading public. Dubnow labeled his historiographical approach “sociological,” as it emphasized how Jewish social institutions served as substitutes for a state for the otherwise stateless Jewish people. These quasi-political forms were a manifestation of Judaism’s ability to transcend the usual physical requirements of nationhood and thus, in Dubnow’s theory, exemplified the subjective nature of national identity, an identity essentially based on feelings of unity and a common historical memory. Following Heinrich Graetz, Dubnow was the first to publish a comprehensive history of the Jews that covered recent historic developments.

In 1897, the year of the formation of the world Zionist movement and the Bund, Dubnow began to publish a series of essays in Voskhod , defining his own position of Diaspora Nationalism. Dubnow later also wrote a series for Voskhod on the origins of Hasidism, published in 1888-1893. He argued that because Jews were already a diaspora nation, they did not require a physical homeland outside Europe but rather needed to modernize their communal institutions and gain constitutional recognition for them in a multinational state. He rejected Zionism on the grounds that it was an illusory solution to the pressing problems of the Jewish masses, especially in Eastern Europe. He also rejected Socialism, especially the Marxist form that was both the foundation of Bundist ideology and a growing influence among young Zionists. He felt that Marxism wrongly held as all-important the struggle of the working class against the bourgeoisie, whereas it was the Jewish people as a whole that was under attack, not just the workers.

By 1905, Dubnow and his family had settled in Vilna and during the early months of the 1905 Russian Revolution he became active in organizing a Jewish political response to the opportunities arising from the new civil rights that were being promised. In this effort he worked with people holding a variety of opinions on the solution to the Jewish question, including those favoring diaspora autonomy, Zionism, Socialism, and assimilation. He welcomed the creation of a parliamentary Duma as a result of the Russian Revolution of 1905 and the Jewish participation in the elections, as it seemed to indicate that Russia might be finally on the way to becoming a liberal, multinational state.

In 1906 Dubnow was allowed back into St. Petersburg, where he participated actively in the development of Russian Jewish historical research in the immediate period before World War I. In 1907 Dubnow collected and published his essays on contemporary issues as Pis’ma o starom i novom evreistve (Letters on Old and New Judaism), which he had originally published serially under the same title in Voskhod between 1897 and 1903. That same year, Dubnow and Israel Efrojkin founded the Jewish People’s or Folkist party (Folkspartey) in order to espouse a combination of political liberalism and cultural autonomy for Jews as a fully legitimate national minority, including the right to vote. The Folkspartey successfully worked for the election of members of parliament and municipal councilors in interwar Lithuania and Poland and existed until the 1930s in the Ukraine, Russia, Poland, and the Baltic countries. While the Folkspartey found limited support in interwar Poland, Dubnow’s ideas profoundly affected the Bund there (one of whose leaders, Henryk Erlich, was married to Dubnow’s daughter Sophia), including Dubnow’s ideology of cultural autonomy and the importance of Yiddish.

Dubnow was active in the Society for Equal Rights of the Jewish People in Russia and in 1909 helped to found the Jewish Literature and Historical-Ethnographic Society that issued the quarterly scholarly journal Evreiskaia starina (Jewish Past), of which he was the editor. He taught at the Institute of Jewish Studies, supported by Baron David Guenzburg. Dubnow also continued publishing ever more comprehensive editions of his history of the Jews, as well as specialized works on the Russian Jewish past. He rejoiced in the overthrow of the tsarist regime in 1917 but was adamantly hostile to the Bolshevik takeover and its destruction of independent cultural institutions and personal freedom. After 1917 Dubnow became a Professor of Jewish history at Petrograd University.

Dubnow was given permission to leave Russia in 1922. He emigrated first to Kovno, Lithuania and then settled in Berlin. Although he lived among a prominent group of East European Jewish intellectuals while in Berlin, he lived in relative seclusion while working on a new edition of his World History of the Jewish People , first published in German translation in 1925-1929. During this period, he also prepared an edition of the minute book (pinkas) of the Lithuanian Jewish va‘ad (council) from 1623 to 1762, published a Hebrew version of his History of Hasidism in the Period of its Rise and Growth (Toldot ha-hasidut), 1930–1932, which he dedicated to his friend Ahad Ha-Am, and continued to write essays on Yiddish and the East European Jewish past. He was a co-founder of the YIVO Institute in Vilna in 1925 and became the chairman of its Historical Section and a loyal supporter of the institute, which was in large part the creation of his ex-students and disciples. During 1927 Dubnow initiated a search in Poland on behalf of YIVO for record books kept by kehillot and other local Jewish groups (pinkasim), ultimately collecting several hundred writings. He delivered the plenary address at YIVO’s tenth anniversary conference in Vilna in 1935, the same year that branches of YIVO’s historical division organized lectures in different cities devoted to Dubnow’s work.

When Hitler came to power in 1933, Dubnow and his wife moved to Riga, Latvia, where he continued many of his literary activities and began to publish his autobiography Kniga zhizni: Vospominaniia i razmyshleniia; Materiali dlia istorii moevo vremeni (Book of Life: Reminiscences and Reflections; Material for the History of My Times) published in 3 volsumes in 1934–1940. In his autobiography Dubnow presented reports and commentaries by his contemporaries from the centers of intellectual society and documented key events in Jewish and general history from the late 19th into the first half of the 20th century, in the process revealing the ruptures and contradictions in his own scholarly thinking and political action. In July 1941 Nazi troops occupied Riga. Dubnow was transferred to the Riga ghetto, losing his entire library. He was among thousands of Jews to be rounded up there for the Rumbula massacre. Too sick to travel to the forest, he was executed by a Gestapo officer on December 8, 1941. Several friends then buried him in the old cemetery of the Riga ghetto.

Based upon: Seltzer, Robert M. "Dubnow, Simon." YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe . New York: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 2010, pp. 432-434.

Subject/Index Terms

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Permission to use the collection must be obtained from the YIVO Archivist.

Use Restrictions:

Permission to publish part or parts of the collection must be obtained from the YIVO Archives. For more information, contact:

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011


Acquisition Method: The Simon Dubnow Papers, RG 87, were received by the YIVO Archives in New York in 1944 as part of the Elias Tcherikower Archive.

Separated Materials: There is no information about materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.

Original/Copies Note: The collection is on 8 reels of microfilm (MK 470.73 - 470.80)

Related Materials: The Simon Dubnow Papers are part of the Elias Tcherikower Archive, RG 80-89, with which they share a provenance. The YIVO Archives and Library also have several books by and about Dubnow, including several of the pinkasim that Dubnow collected, his autobiography and his historical works. His correspondence is also represented in several archival collections, including David Mowshowitch, Abraham Liessin, Jacob Lestchinsky, Joseph Opatoshu, and Elias Tcherikower’s personal collection.

Preferred Citation: Published citations should take the following form:Identification of item, date (if known); Papers of Simon Dubnow; RG 87; folder number; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

Series I: Pinkasim (communal registers), 1589-1900,
Series II: Civilia, 1638-1909,
Series III: Communalia, 1660-1912,
Series IV: Pogroms, 1881-1923,
Series V: Miscellaneous, 1760-1921,
Series VI: Literaria, 1662-1938,
Series VII: Letters to Dubnow, 1885-1931, 1961

Series I: Pinkasim (communal registers), 1589-1900

The communal registers were Dubnow’s most prized possessions. In his essay “On the Study of History,” Dubnow singles out pinkasim as being the most important documents for the history of Jewish communal relations. Even after many years of diligent search he could gather no more than seven originals and about a dozen copies. These include the pinkasim of the communities of Mstislavl (1702-1823), Sloboda (Novy Mstislavl, 1760-1795), Piotrowice (1726-1809), Pinczow (1632-1740), Stary Bychow (1686-1869), Kedainiai (1806-1819), Tykocin (1589-1816), Birzai (1784-1836), Dubno (1670-1671), Zabludow (1650-1827), Lublin (1685-1695, 1777-1785), parts of the Pinkas medinat Lita (Pinkas of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania), and the six extant pages of the Pinkas Va’ad Arba Aratsot (Pinkas of the Council of the Four Lands). In addition, there are excerpts from many pinkasim that for various reasons were not copied in full.

The series Hasidiana is not included here. According to Tcherikower’s list, forty-two documents of the total forty-five remained in Dubnow’s possession. Readers of Dubnow’s History of Hasidism will find many of those documents incorporated in his text.

Extent: 19
Folder 913
Page 72725-72927
Collection inventories, 1930

drafts by E. Tcherikover, Borodiansky and Rapaport, Yiddish

Reel 73

Folder 914
Page 72928-73066
Collection inventories, undated


Reel 73

Folder 915
Page 73067-73100
Novy Mstislavl (Sloboda) [I.1], 1760-1795

communal register from the years 5520 to 5555. Hebrew, quarto, 34 pp. (the edges of the pages are damaged)

Reel 73

Folder 916
Page 73101-73151
Novy Mstislavl (Sloboda), undated

photocopy of folder 915

Reel 73

Folder 917
Page 73152-73213
Pitrovits (Piotrowice) [I.2], 1726-1809

communal register from the year 5486 to 5569, Hebrew, quarto, 61 pp.

the first 26 pp. are missing, as is the end

the older pagination continues to pp. 68, the newer pagination, in pencil to pp. 92

missing: pp. 28, 31, 33, 36, 55

the outer half of pp. 76 is torn away

Reel 73

Folder 918
Page 73214-73258
Bikhov (Bychow) [I.3], 1686-1869

register of the hevra kadisha (burial society), copied from the original pinkas in 1869 by Yirmiyah, son of Avraham Yermanakh, Hebrew, copy, 45 pp., bound

Reel 73

Folder 919
Page 73259-73316
Tiktin (Tykocin) [I.4], 1589-1816

communal register of Tiktin and its environs, partial copy

the original pinkas that Dubnow received in 1895 from Dr. Yosef Chazanovitsh of Bialystok contains 489 pp. in folio of which pp. 1-23 were missing

Hebrew, Yiddish

Reel 73

Folder 920
Page 73317-73338
Zabludow [I.5], 1650-1827

communal register, copy, 20 pp., Hebrew and Yiddish

Reel 73

Folder 921
Page 73339-73386
Birzai (Birzh, Birze) [I.6, I.7], 1784-1836

two registers of the hevra kadisha, partial copy, including by-laws of the burial society and some records of the years 5544-5596

Reel 73

Folder 922
Page 73387-73395
Pinczow [I.8], 1632-1740

a few pages of sample notations from the pinkas, 8 pp., Hebrew, edges damaged

Reel 73

Folder 923
Page 73396-73444
Lublin [I.9], 1685-1695, 1777-1785

communal register, partial copy

the original is 92 pp. long, Hebrew and Yiddish

copies of documents, 1685-1695, 1777-1785

the introduction and a few documents reprinted in Nisnboym, Le-korot ha-yehudim be-Lublin (Chronicles of the Jews in Lublin), published in Lublin in 5660 (1900)

Reel 73

Folder 924
Page 73445
Pinkas medinat Lita, 1895

excerpts, supplement to a letter from Sh. Beilin of Luck to Dubnow, September 1

Reel 73

Folder 925
Page 73446-73526
Pinkas medinat Lita [I.10], 1894

partial copy, a collection of statutes of the Councils of Lithuania, 1664-1761, copied in the Strashun Library in Vilna in 1894

Reel 73

Folder 926
Page 73527-73554
Pinkas medinat Lita, 1883-1895

supplements to folder 925, marked A to D

Reel 74

Folder 927
Page 73555-73632
Horodno [I.11], 1882

communal register, partial copy

content index referring to statutes #1-941, 20 pp.

copy of statutes #954, and others

proofsheets of the Pinkas Horodno, not complete

Reel 74

Folder 928
Page 73633-73715
Pinkas medinat Lita [I.12], 1886

register of the Council of Lithuania, partial copy by A.L. Faynshtayn in 1886 from the Brest copy of the Pinkas medinat Lita, Hebrew, 79 pp.

Reel 74

Folder 929
Page 73716-73721
Dubno [I.13], 1670-1671

excerpts from the pinkas, Council of the Four Lands

documents regarding Lublin (1670) and Jaroslaw (1671), copied from the original in Jewish Historical Ethnographic Society in St. Petersburg, Hebrew, 6 pp.

Reel 74

Folder 930
Page 73722-73725
Libau, Courland [I.14], 1850

pinkas of the burial society, 4 pp.

Reel 74

Page 73726 A and B
Kedainiai (Keydan) [I.16b], 1702

wax seal from the pinkas of “Mitsvah Activists” Society, 5462

Reel 74

Folder 931
Page 73726
Mstislavl [I.15a], 1702-1823

pinkas of Mstislavl and environs, a note

I.15a-I.17 are on the same two sheets of paper

Reel 74

Folder 932
Page 73727
Kedainiai (Keydan)

pinkas, a note

Reel 74

Folder 933
Page 73727-73733
Liozni (Liozna) [I.18], 1750-1820

pinkas of the hevra kadisha, partial copy, deals with Hasidim

Reel 74

Series II: Civilia, 1638-1909
This series consists of documents about the legal status and the political situation of Jews in Russia and Poland, mainly in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Included are privileges and deeds granted to Jews by various rulers in Eastern Europe, official documents regarding the policies of tsars Nicholas I and Alexander II, documents concerning Max Lilienthal’s efforts to establish state schools for Jewish children in Russia, and materials about the Karaites. This series includes several samples of martyrological literature, such as prayers and lamentations in memory of the victims of pogroms in the times of Bogdan Chmielnicki (1648) and Ivan Gonta (1768).
Extent: 11
Folder 934
Page 7734-73736
Listing of documents in the Civilia section, undated
Reel 74
Folder 935
Page 73737
Pinkas of the Council of Four Lands of the Kingdom of Poland: Addendum [II.1], 1892

excerpt from the book “Ma'amar kadishin”, 1764, about the laws regarding one who flees from his creditors, copied by Shim'on Goldlast, Lomza, 1 pp.

Reel 74

Page 73738-73739
Rabbi Meyer Hirshl Margolius [II.2], 1892

royal decree by King Stanislaw August, appointing the rabbi of Ostroh, R’ Meyer Hirshl Margolius, the rabbi of Bratslav and the Ukraine, January 1775, Polish

copied from the original by his grandson, Avraham Rabinovitsh in Mohilev Podolsk, with an addendum about R’ Meyer Margolius written by Menahem Nahum Litinsky, Mohilev Podolsk, 13 Elul 5652

Reel 74

Page 73740
Contract between the kehilla of Ostroh and R' Meyer Margolius [II.3], 1777-1778

contract appointing him rabbi and chief of beit din of Ostroh and its environs, 1777 (renewed in 1778), 1 pp., copied by Menahem Nahum Litinsky

Reel 74

Page 73741-73742
Contract between the kehilla of Ostroh and R' Meyer Margolius [II.4], undated

copy of the above

Reel 74

Page 73743-73744
Edict of Herzog Ferdinand about the banishment of Jews from Courland [II.5], 1839

banishment as of 23 March, 1714

copy of printed version in “Inland”, #48, 3 pp., German

Reel 74

Page 73745-73746
Decree by Herzog Karl [II.6], 1760

decree of September 20, 1760 about the expulsion of Jews from Courland

compare II.5 and the letters from Goetz to Dubnow

Reel 74

Page 73747-73749
Letters from the mortgage holders in the Podlasie Province [II.7], 1825

to the council members of the Committee for Jewish Affairs in Warsaw, 9 Heshvan 5585, about their difficult condition

Reel 74

Page 73750-73751
Letter from Zalman Posner to the community elders (parnasim) of Suwalki [II.8], 1843

elders are Yehezkel Lipsky, Avraham Rosenthal, Moshe Epshteyn, from Warsaw

about projects regarding the status of the peasantry

history of the Jews of Sniadow, written by Pinhas Turberg, Jedwabne, Lomza Province, 4 pp.

Reel 74

Page 73752-73753
Excerpts from Responsa, Ateret-Tzvi [II.9], 1720-1721

pp. 183, notation #25, regarding Rabbi Tzvi son of Azriel of Vilna and his trial, 5480-5481, 4 pp.

Reel 74

Folder 936
Page 73754-73757
Jews and the jurisdiction of the Polish courts [II.10], 1792

Vilna, original, dated 5 May, 4 pp., Polish

Reel 74

Page 73758-73795
Committee for the History of Odessa Jews [II.11], 1841-1846

five official documents, Russian, 35 pp.

Reel 74

Page 73758-73765
Committee for the History of Odessa Jews [II.11], 1841

a) letter from Count Kiselev to the governor-general of Novorussia with an addendum about the need for reforming Jewish life in Russia, 13 February, Russian, 8 pp., copy

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Page 73766-73773
Committee for the History of Odessa Jews [II.11], 1841

b) memorandum from the Chief of the Interior Ministry, F. Stroganov, to the governor-general of Novorussia and Bessarabia about the proposed reforms regarding the Jews, 19 February, Russian, copy, 8 pp.

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Page 73774-73781
Committee for the History of Odessa Jews [II.11], 1844

c) decree by the emperor Nicholas I, regarding ways to educate Jews in Russia, copy, 5 pp.

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Page 73782-73793
Committee for the History of Odessa Jews [II.11], undated

d) regulations about Jewish schools and teachers under supervision of the Ministry for Public Education, copy, 12 pp.

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Page 73794-73795
Committee for the History of Odessa Jews [II.11], 1844

e) letter from Minister Perovsky to Count (Baron) Vorontsoff, about the laws pertaining to Jewish residence in cities, 3 August, Russian, copy, 2 pp.

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Folder 937
Page 73796-73797
Adolf Lasky [II.12], 1835

a) certificate for Adolf Lasky about his completing the 3rd grade at the Odessa Jewish school, 10 September, original, Russian, 2 pp., seal

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Page 73798-73799
Adolf Lasky [II.12], 1836

b) graduation certificate for Adolf Lasky from the Odessa Jewish school, 20 August, Russian, 2 pp.

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Page 73800-73801
Adolf Lasky [II.12], 1897

c) letter from Adolf Lasky to Dubnow, dated January 10, about the above two certificates, Russian, 2 pp.

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Page 73802-73803
1000-year celebration of Russian empire [II.13], 1862-1863

a) letter from Ya'akov Barit (Kovner) to Yehoshua Heshel Levin in Vilna, Monday, 12 Tishrei 5623, about the Jewish delegation from Vilna to St. Petersburg for the 1000-year celebration of Russian empire in September 1862

excerpts from the book “Pleitat sofrim,” by Yehoshua Heshel of Vilna, 1863, Hebrew, 4 pp.

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Page 73804
1000-year celebration of Russian empire [II.13], 1862

b) address from Vilna kehilla to Tsar Alexander II, in honor of the 1000-year celebration of Russia, 8 September, Hebrew translation from Russian by Ya'akov Barit (Kovner)

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Page 73805-73806
Karaites [II.14], 1887

a) About Karaites, by Shimen Stanislavsky, Yekaterinoslav, Russian, 2 pp.

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Page 73807
Karaites [II.14], 1888

b) S. Y. Stanislavsky’s article about the Karaites, “Chronicle of the Karaite Literature”, Hamelitz, no. 243, November 28

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Page 73808-73809
Karaites [II.14], 1896

c) copy from Polin-Chronicles regarding the influx of Karaites into Lithuania, Volhynia and Galicia according to a Karaite manuscript of 5555 (1795)

copied by Shmuel Berav Moyshe and affirmed by Yitzhak Altansky, Bakhtshisaray, 11 January, Hebrew, 2 pp.

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Page 73810
Karaites [II.14], 1896

d) mailing envelope from Altansky from Bakhtshisaray, addressed to the head of the Karaite Synagogue in Odessa, Yehudah Berav Yitzhak Savaliskan, 11 January, Russian

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Page 73811-73812
Karaites [II.14], 1892

e) article by M. N. Litinsky of Mohilev-Podolsk, about the Karaites with notes by Elishah Lenovits, July 10

letter to Avraham Firkovitch about the Karaites, copied from a 1865 manuscript in possession by Kordo of Krasna, Hebrew, 2 pp.

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Folder 938
Page 73813-73828
Khmelnitsky pogroms of 1648-1649 (Takh-ve-Tat) [II.15], 1785

a) Shabtai Katz, introduction to Penitential Prayers and Lamentations for the Evil Events in Ukraine, Volhynia and Podolya, and in Lithuania in the years 1648-1649, copy from a selihot, printed in Amsterdam by Yohanan Levi Rofe, Hebrew, 3 pp.

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Khmelnitsky pogroms of 1648-1649 (Takh-ve-Tat) [II.15], 1892

b) same as above, copied and with comment by Shalom Aleksander Rivkin of Homel, Mohilev Province, 23 December, Hebrew, 8 pp.

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Khmelnitsky pogroms of 1648-1649 (Takh-ve-Tat) [II.15], 1658

c) selihot, composed by R' Yehiel Mikhel of Nemirov, following the events of Takh-ve-Tat (1648-1649)

copied from the book Kol Ya'akov (The Voice of Jacob), Venice, 5418, Hebrew, 2 pp., folio

Yalkut Hiyug (Hayim Yonah Gurland) of Kuntres, pp. 32, note 29

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Khmelnitsky pogroms of 1648-1649 (Takh-ve-Tat) [II.15], 1794

d) selihot, copied by Eliezer Yitzhak Feygin, Bialystok, from Seder ha-Selihot (Book of Mourning/Penitential prayers), printed in Poritsk, Hebrew, 2 pp., folio

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Khmelnitsky pogroms of 1648-1649 (Takh-ve-Tat) [II.15], 1708

e) selihot, written in Kol Ya'akov by Ya'akov Kopl, son of Tzvi Margolies, Amsterdam, 5468

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Khmelnitsky pogroms of 1648-1649 (Takh-ve-Tat) [II.15], 1893

f) R’ Ya'akov Emden’s reports about the horrors of Takh-ve-Tat, derived from his autobiographic text, Megillat sefer, by Hayim Eliezer Dubnikov of Tulczyn, 11 June

supplement from Tiferet Yisrael by Yisroel Zuta about the 1648-1649 catastrophe, Hebrew, 8 pp.

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Folder 939
Page 73829-73833
Penitentials and lamentations [II.16], 1638

selihot ve-kinot about the martyrs Moshe and Yehudah, murdered in Warsaw in 5396

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Page 73834-73839
Folksongs about persecutions [II.17], 1768

Gezerot Takh-ve-Tat and Gezerot Gonte (Gonta), 5528

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Folksongs about persecutions [II.17], undated

a) folksongs about the persecutions in Podolia

Memorial Chronicles of Jews in Podolia in the days of the Cossack Uprising

sent by Menahem Nahum Litinsky

detailed reproduction with citations from the Russian and Yiddish folksongs about the factual historic events of the atrocities, with a Hebrew translation, Hebrew, 4 pp.

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Folksongs about persecutions [II.17], 1893

b) From the History of Jews in Podolya, a rare document regarding Gezerot Gonte, by Menahem Nahum Litinsky, Mohilev Podolsk, 22 June 1890

printed in Russian translation by Dubnow in Voskhod in 1893, as Platsh ukrainskogo evreia

Reel 74

Page 73840-73843
Catastrophes [II.18], 1890-1893

a) Sha'ar ha-melekh by R’ Mordekhai, chief of the beit din of Vilkotch, printed Horodno 1790

copy from the book, by Pinhas Ha-kohen Turberg, 7 Elul 5652, Jedwabne

about the atrocities of 5528 (1768) in Uman and other places, 4 pp., Hebrew

with Dubnow’s reference to Hayim Yonah Gurland’s Chronicles of the Horrors, Odessa, 5653, 81 pp.

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Catastrophes [II.18], 1791

b) blood libel in the City of Turzysk, Volhynia and Kovel, 5551

two stories about the cases in Turzysk and in Kovel, Yiddish, 4 pp.

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Folder 940
Page 73844-73846
Letters from Yitzhak Nisnboym [II.19], 1894

a) Rosh Hodesh Tevet 5655

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Letters from Yitzhak Nisnboym [II.19], 1894

b) 10 Av 5655, with excerpt from various books:

Beit lehem Yehudah

She'elot u-teshuvot heishiv Eliezer: responsa by Mordekhai Ziskind Rutenberg

teshuvot of the great scholars

Emunat Yisrael

other excerpts, about the massacres and persecutions in Moscow, Bychow, Mohilev, Pereyaslav, and others, Hebrew, 3 pp.

Reel 74

Page 73847-73849
Persecutions of Jews [II.20], 1895

excerpts from various books, such as Rosh Yosef, Even ha-shoham, Kikayon de-Yonah

copied by Shapiro, Mezrich, 22 Av, 5655, Hebrew, 3 pp.

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Page 73850-73853
El mole rakhamim [II.21], 1895

for the victims of Takh-ve-Tat (1648-1649); and of the Gonta rebellion (1743) in Pavlitsh, Tvarov, Mohilev, Nesvizh, and Chernigov

memorial prayer for the many righteous victims, reproduced from an old pinkas of Nesvizh by Shmuel David Faynberg’s son, with a comment by Shmuel David Faynberg, dated 7 Shevat, 5655, 4 pp., Hebrew

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Page 73854-73855
Sales, merchandising matters, taxes, rentals, and mortgages [II.22], 1896

statutes from R’ Feibush of Krakow, the Ba'al ha-Taz of Lvov and others

copies of these laws, as per the manuscript by Isser Nastashkin in Belotserkov, 3 Tevet 5656, with comments, Hebrew, 3 pp.

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Page 73856
Note from the Vilna Police [II.23], 1908

refers to prohibition of Jews to live on the most prominent streets of Vilna, 10 September, 1823, Yiddish and Polish, 1 pp.

remarks in Dubnow’s hand, in Russian

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Page 73857-73859
Writ of Orders from the governor of Grodno [II.24], 1852

Ukase from the Governor about Hair of Females

refers to prohibition of shaving Jewish women’s scalp, Russian, 3 pp.

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Folder 941
Page 73860-73861
Address to Nicholas II, from the Society of True Russian Men in Odessa [II.25], 1909

on the occasion of Nicholas II's passage through Odessa in September, Russian, 2 pp.

draft, signatures were collected but the writ was never handed over

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Folder 942
Page 73862-73870
Dr. Lilienthal [II.26], 1842-1844

thank you letter for Dr. Lilienthal in regard to his mission on behalf of the Ministry of Public Education, signed by Minister Perovsky, St. Petersburg, 29 July 1842

copy, 1 pp. Russian

two more letters attesting to the importance of Lilienthal’s mission, June 22, 1842

letters to Lilienthal, Yiddish, German, St. Petersburg, 10 July 1842

Ukase by the Tsar to the Minister of Public Education, 13 November, 1844

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Folder 943: (Missing) Letter about farm laborers [II.29], 1844

Zalmen Posner to the councilors /parnasim of Suwalki, copy, 1844 (1843?), Hebrew, 2 pp.

compare to II.8 above

Page 73871-73874
Committee for Jewish Affairs in Warsaw [II.27], 1846

documents regarding an imperial order of February 18, regarding restrictions on Jewish residence

instructions on how to “enlighten” the Jewish masses about these restrictions, January 26

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Page 73875-73880
Committee for Jewish Affairs in Warsaw [II.28], 1825

request of the renters of Podlasie Province, dated 8 Heshvan, 5586, about their stressful situation

compare to II.7 above

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Folder 944
Page 73881
Circular about Zionist enclaves [II.30], 1903

circular by Plehve and Lopukhin about supervision and steps to be taken to obstruct Jewish national movements, 24 June

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Page 73882
Call from the Odessa Union of the Russian People to the Jews [II.31], 1909

concerning the elections to national Duma of 28 September

signed by B. A. Pelikan, printed flyer, 1 pp., Russian

Reel 74

Series III: Communalia, 1660-1912
This series is centered on local history, documenting approximately thirty-five communities in Ukraine, Belarus and Poland. Materials are organized by community name. This diverse series contains excerpts from pinkasim, materials about blood libels and other proceedings against Jews, including those in Mezrich, the Velizh trial, 1823-1835 and in Novy Ushitsa, 1838-1840, martyrological texts, and tombstone inscriptions.
Extent: 13
Folder 945
Page 73883-73885
Statutes from the pinkas of the Hevra Kadisha Baranovka [III.1], 1780

excerpts from old books about victims of persecutions, Hebrew, 6 pp.

Reel 74

Page 73886-73887
Ukase about punishing the convert Grudinsky for libeling Jews [III.2], 1830

in connection with the Velizh court case, 10 July, Russian, 3 pp.

Reel 74

Page 73888-73889
Privilege given to the Jews of Bychow [III.3], 1880

privilege given by the Lithuanian vice-chancellor, Michal Sapieha, 17 February 1758

confirmed in 1827 and 1880, Polish, copy, 1 pp.

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Page 73890
Statutes of the Hevra Kadisha Gomlei Hasadim of Belotserkov [III.4], 1772

for the year 5532, copy, Hebrew, 1 pp.

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Page 73891-73897
Documents about Bialystok [III.5], undated

a) list of inscriptions on gravestones from the Bialystok cemetery for the years 5570-5620 (1810-1860), with remarks by Dr. Yosef Chazanovitsh, Bialystok, Hebrew, 5 pp.

Reel 74

Documents about Bialystok [III.5], 1789

b) rabbinic certification for Shlomo Zalman Tiktin in Bialystok, dated 5549, copy, Hebrew, 4 pp.

Reel 74

Page 73898-73925
Documents regarding the Velizh trial, 1823-1835 [III.6], 1893

a) excerpts from the Senate proceeding compiled by Dubnow in the form of a notebook titled Zapiski Velizhe, June, 82 pp., Russian

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Documents regarding the Velizh trial, 1823-1835 [III.6], 1893

b) three letters to Dubnow about the Velizh blood libel, by L. N. Etinger, Velizh, 19 April, 26 May and 29 June, Russian, 16 pp.

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Documents regarding the Velizh trial, 1823-1835 [III.6], 1893-1894

c) two letters to Dubnow about the Velizh Trial from Hayim Rivkin, Velizh, 21 November and 9 January, Russian, 16 pp.

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Documents regarding the Velizh trial, 1823-1835 [III.6], undated

d) Dubnow’s remarks and bibliographic notes appended to the Velizh proceedings, Russian, 10 pp.

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Folder 946
Page 73926-73941
History of Jews in Vizhun and Utian (Russia) [III.7], 1894

a) Chronicles of the City in Vizhun, a letter to Dubnow from Nahum-Ber Garb, dated 4 February, Vilkomir, with excerpts from the statutes of the Hevra Tehillim in Utian (Kovno Gubernia), Hebrew, 8 pp.

Reel 74

History of Jews in Vizhun and Utian (Russia) [III.7], 1893-1894

b) materials about the martyr, R’ Menahem Man of Vizhun

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History of Jews in Vizhun and Utian (Russia) [III.7], 1912

c) letter from Azriel Yafat and Ben-Tzion Tsun Yehaya and materials about R’ Menakhem Man, 7 February, Russian and Hebrew, 10 pp.

Reel 74

Folder 947
Page 73942
Gravestone from the old cemetery in Homel [III.8], 1898

from the year 5512 (1752), in the courtyard of Babushkins' Shul, copy by Dubnow, 24 August 1898, 1 pp., Hebrew

remarks by Dubnow, Russian

Reel 74

Page 73943-73946
Excerpts from the Dubno pinkasim [III.9], 1892-1893

excerpts from 17th and 18th century, printed in Hamelitz, 1892, # 124, 233, 241, and 1893, #63 by Khayim Margolis

sent to Dubnow with a Russian addendum by Shalom Rabinovitch (Sholem Aleichem)

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Page 73947
Inscriptions from Kishinev cemetery [III.10], 1894

inscriptions from 1712-1794, by Ze'ev Volf Vaynshteyn, in a letter to Dubnow, 18 October

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[III.11 not used]

Page 73948
Privilege for Jews in Kritchev, Mohilev Province [III.12], 1893

privilege issued by the King Jan Kazimierz, 1664

translation done by a Russian notary on 12 October, 1893

Reel 74

Page 73949-73954
Letters about the Jewish Community of Liozna [III.13], 1898-1899

three letters from Dr. Avraham Bramson, of Liozna, Mohilev Province, 8 December, 22 January and 7 June, Russian, 5 pp.

Reel 74

Page 73955-73956
Letter with an inscription on the gravestone of the martyr Ze'ev Volf [III.14], 1892

killed in 1762 in Lutsk

from L. Binshtok, 6 December

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Folder 948
Page 73957-73969
History of the Jews in Lublin [III.15], 1894

a) listing of 26 gravestones, in the Lublin cemetery, sent to Dubnow by R' Yosef Levinshteyn, rabbi of Serock, Adar 5654, Hebrew, 4 pp.

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History of the Jews in Lublin [III.15], 1895

b) massacre of 5417 (1657) from old responsa

the fire of 5367 (1607)

in a letter by Ya'akov Shapiro, Mezrich, Tishrei 5656, Hebrew, 3 pp.

Reel 74

History of the Jews in Lublin [III.15], 1892

c) letter from Tuva Habavli, Kovno, 16 December, with passages from responsa Yosef da'at (Mounting Knowledge), about Lublin, Hebrew, 3 pp.

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History of the Jews in Lublin [III.15], 1895

d) letter and card from Shlomo Nisnboym of Lublin, 12 February and 3 March

with inscription on the 5396 (1646) gravestone of the martyr R' Nahman

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Folder 949
Page 73970-73989
Mezrich (Miedzyrzec) [III.16], undated

a) income and expense ledger for the Kehilla of Mezrich, covering the years 5492-5563 (1732-1803), copied and sent to Dubnow by Ya'akov Shapiro of Mezrich, 8 pp., Hebrew

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Mezrich (Miedzyrzec) [III.16], 1893

b) letter from Ya'akov Shapiro about the apostate Meyer (Paul) the Informer, 15 Sivan 5653, Hebrew, 5 pp.

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Mezrich (Miedzyrzec) [III.16], undated

c) the story of the City of Vahun, near Mezrich, a folk-tale recorded and annotated by Ya'akov Shapiro in Mezrich, Hebrew, 4 pp.

other letters from Shapiro and A. Bialostotsky about this matter

Reel 74

Folder 950
Page 73990-73991
Chronicles of Israel in the City of Mohilev Podolsk [III.17], undated

inscriptions from old gravestones in the Mohilev cemetery from the years 5483-5552 (1723-1792), with annotations added by Menahem Litinsky

excerpt from the Book of Statistics of the Province of Podolia, 2 pp.

Reel 74

Page 73992-74005
Mohilev-on the-Dnieper [III.18], undated

a) excerpts from Mohilev archival records

excerpts from the book Belorussian Archive of Older Records, 1824, with annotations by S. Dubnow, Russian, 16 pp.

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Mohilev-on the-Dnieper [III.18], 1884

b) excerpts from the description of the Mohilev Province, pp. 716 in a book, Russian, 4 pp.

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Mohilev-on the-Dnieper [III.18], undated

c) Azkarah for the martyrs of the year 1655, Mohilev Province, copied from a manuscript at the Shupol Synagogue by Shim'on Volkov, Hebrew, 2 pp.

Reel 74

Folder 951
Page 74006-74015
Mstislavl Kehilla [III.19], 1818, undated

excerpts from the pinkas of the Funeral Society for the year 5568 (1808), excerpts made by S. Dubnow

a) story about Vashtsile, 4 Shevat, 5504 (1744), published in 5678 (1818) in He-avar, volume I

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Mstislavl Kehilla [III.19], undated

b) A Story of Miracles that Occurred in the year 5604 (1844) in Mstislavl, Hebrew, 5 pp.

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Mstislavl Kehilla [III.19], undated

c) a few chapters about the Mstislavl miracle of 1844 (The Purim of Mstislavl) sent by Yitzhak Malkin of Smolensk, with remarks by Dubnow, Hebrew, 10 pp.

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Folder 952
Page 74016-74019
Nesvizh-Snov [III.20], undated

a) three halakhic decisions in the case between the kehillot of Nezvizh and Snov, copied by David Slutski of Snov, Hebrew, 4 pp., with remarks by Dubnow

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Nesvizh-Snov [III.20], 1892

b) claims of the kehilla of Brisk (Brest Litovsk) in the dispute between Nesvizh and Snov, dated (5547) 1787, as told by David Slutski in a letter dated, 12 December, 1892

Reel 74

Page 74020-74023
Nowogrodek/Novogrudok (Novaredok) [III.21], undated

a) excerpts of statements by Boni Originis, 25 August 1739, about residential permits for Jews in Nowogrodek, Polish and Russian, copy of a copy

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Nowogrodek/Novogrudok (Novaredok) [III.21], 1894

b) excerpt of pinkas mishnayot about the martyr R' Meyer, killed in Nowogrodek

letter from Ya'akov Hirshovski, Vilna, 23 January

text Hebrew, letter Russian, 4 pp.

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Nowogrodek/Novogrudok (Novaredok) [III.21], 1893

c) clippings from Hamelitz, #116, about the martyrs of Velma, Sha’ul Aharon Rubinshteyn

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Folder 953
Page 74024-74041
Ostroh, Zaslav, Stepan and Olik, Volhynia Province [III.22], 1792

a) Megillat Tamuz, 5552, about the miracle in the war between Russia and Poland in Ostroh, 4 pp., Yiddish, calligraphy, 2 copies, Russian

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Ostroh, Zaslav, Stepan and Olik, Volhynia Province [III.22], 1892

b) elegies for the martyrs of Zaslav, copy of an old manuscript, Hebrew, with an appendix by the copyist Mendelberg, 1 pp.

printed in Hamelitz, 5652, #195-198, also used by Galant, in 1912

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Ostroh, Zaslav, Stepan and Olik, Volhynia Province [III.22], 1795

c) two letters from Mendelberg of Ostroh, dated Wednesday, week of zot ha-brakhah, about Zaslav, Stepan and Olik, in Hebrew, 3 pp.

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Ostroh, Zaslav, Stepan and Olik, Volhynia Province [III.22], undated

d) Megillat Stepan (The Scroll of Stepan) about the libel cast on R’ Yoel of Lutsk, Hebrew, 7 pp.

information about Stepan and Olik, by Mendelberg, Hebrew, 4 pp.

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Ostroh, Zaslav, Stepan and Olik, Volhynia Province [III.22], 1740

e) inscription on the gravestone of R' Shmuel Eliezer son of Yehudah (Maharsha) in Ostroh, 7 Heshvan, 5501, and his family, Hebrew, 2 pp.

Reel 74

Folder 954
Page 74042-74043
Ostropol [III.23], 1895

stories about the burial of R’ Shimshon of Ostropol, in a letter by Moshe Spiglbord, 11 June, from Ostropol

Reel 74

Page 74044-74060
Pinczow [III.24], 1894

a) Siddur Pintshev, copies of an old prayer book, manuscript from the Pintshev Beit Midrash, dated 5375 (1614), copies made by S. Dubnow, July 1894, 6 pp. Hebrew

Reel 74

Pinczow [III.24], 1894

b) letter from the rabbi of Herzog, R’ Yosef Bera, about the Pintshev Siddur, Hebrew, 2 pp.

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Pinczow [III.24], 1894

c) two El mole rakhamims for the martyrs of Pintshev, copies by Yitzhak Meyer Levinshteyn of Koszyce

Reel 74

Plock [also III.24], undated

a) two documents from years 1754 and 1792, about the persecutions and murder of the Plock Jewish elders by the town administration, Polish translations of Hebrew texts excerpted from the synagogue records, 3 pp.

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Plock [III.24], 1894

b) letter from Israel Nozyca, 14 February, about the persecutions and murder of the Plock Jewish elders by the town administration

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Folder 955
Page 74061-74066
Pohrebishtche [III.25], 1894

miscellaneous stories about the town in a letter by Fishl Guttman to Dubnow, Hebrew, 6 pp.

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Page 74067-74083
Poznan (Poyzn, Posen) [III.26], 1865

a) chronicles of the City of Poznan about the persecutions in 1704, 1717, 1736, drawn from Kuntres (notebook, logbook) of Poznan, referred to by Perles in the History of the Jews of Posen (German), Hebrew, 2 pp.

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Poznan (Poyzn, Posen) [III.26], 1891

b) elegy for the Fire of Posen, from the book P'nei Yitzhak by R’Yitzhak Khayes, Krakow, 5351, 6 pp., Hebrew

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Poznan (Poyzn, Posen) [III.26], 1796

c) penitential recitations for the 5th of Av, the persecutions of 5476 (1706-1707) taken from Kuntres, Dyhernfurth, 5556, 8 pp, Hebrew

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Poznan (Poyzn, Posen) [III.26], 1733

d) Even ha-shoham the Onyx Stone, excerpts from the book of responsa, by Eliyakum Getz, Dyhernfurth 5493, regarding the persecutions of 5460-5478 (1700-1718), prepared by Ya'akov Shapiro of Mezrich, Hebrew, 4 pp.

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Poznan (Poyzn, Posen) [III.26], 1803

e) excerpts from "Ma'aseh ha-shem" (God’s Deeds), Roedelheim 5513 (1753) about the false accusation in Posen, Shevat 5563, 6 pp., Hebrew

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[III.27 not used]

Page 74084-74087
Pruzany [III.28], 1895

excerpt from the community pinkas of Pruzany, 5568-5574 (1808-1814) and other data in a letter from Moshe-Nissan Yanovski, dated first day of hol ha-moed Sukkot, 5656, Hebrew, 4 pp.

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Page 74088-74090
Rasin (Raseiniai) [III.29], 1897

story about Pan Stolnik and the repressions of Jews in Rasin and other data, in a letter from the Vilna Rabbi, R’ Finfer, dated 15 Av, 5657, 3 pp., Hebrew

Reel 74

Folder 956
Page 74091-74120
Ruzhana [III.30], 1660

a) selihot (penitential/mourning) prayers for the martyrs of Ruzhana, 5420, copies by Dr. Yosef Chazanovitsh from a general ledger in Ruzhana

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Ruzhana [III.30], 1660

b) Da'at kedoshim al harugei Ruzhana 5420 (1660) ve-yihusam, recognizing the victims of Ruzhana killed in 1640 and their lineage, Hebrew, 39 pp., pp. 19, 20 missing

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Ruzhana [III.30], undated

c) selihot for the martyrs of Ruzhana, written by R’ Shim'on Khozok, transcribed from a manuscript owned by R’ Eliyahu Yafe in Ruzhana, with remarks by S. Dubnow, Hebrew, 4 pp.

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Ruzhana [III.30], 1893

d) copy of the 5635 (1875) monument for the Ruzhana martyrs of the blood libel of 5420 (1600), R’ Yisrael and R’ Tuviah, plus some notes about the blood libel, in a letter to Dubnow dated 12 Tishrei 5653, sent by Aharon Moshe Mazursky, Ruzhana, with remarks appended by Dubnow, Hebrew and Russian, 4 pp.

Reel 74

Folder 957
Page 74121-74122
Slonim [III.31], 1764

copy of the pinkas of the Bikur Holim Society, transcribed by R’ Yitzhak Shamash in Slonim, Hebrew, 2 pp., also about the pogrom of 5524

Reel 74

Page 74123
Slutsk [III.32], 1894

copy of the pinkas of the hevra kadisha of Slutsk, starting in 5438 (1678), Hebrew, 1 pp.

Reel 74

Page 74124-74135
Ushitsa Trial [III.33], 1838-1840

regarding attacks by local Jews against Jewish informers

a) proceedings of trial, 16 pp., Russian, with Dubnow’s remarks, copy, first 2 pp. are missing

Reel 74

Ushitsa Trial [III.33], undated

b) report of the trial in a letter account of the Litnivetser Mayse, written on stationery of Sh. A. Hornshteyn, Odessa, Russian, 7 pp.

printed in the book Perezhitoe, volume I

Reel 74

Page 74136-74139
Lublin [III.34], 1902

a) lists of Prayers about the Cruelty, translated from a manuscript from Lublin including about the history of Jews in Lublin

copy by Dubnow from a copy by Sh. Nisnboym, Adar 5662, Hebrew, 3 pp.

Reel 74

Lublin [III.34], 1902

b) letters from the kehilla of Lublin dated 1709 (5469), also from 2 Av, 5469 to R’ Aharon Avraham Ber, shtadlan, (intercessor and advocate for the Jewish community) in Oyrikh, regarding help, especially in this difficult time

with great and lavish recommendations, copy to Dubnow, according to a copy sent by Dr. Chazanovitsh, Hebrew, 1 pp.

Reel 74

Series IV: Pogroms, 1881-1923
The materials in this series were gathered mostly during Dubnow’s last years in Russia, between 1919 and 1922. Dubnow was then involved in editing the documentary volumes on anti-Jewish pogroms in Russia and he spent considerable time poring over the newly available records of the former imperial archives. In this series, there are reports by government officials and other information about pogroms in the modern era, including those of 1881, 1903, 1905, and 1906. In addition, there are memoranda on the situation of Jews in Russia that were submitted to the Pahlen Commission in 1884, including one written by Dubnow.
Extent: 19
Folder 958
Page 74140-74141
List of files, undated


Reel 74

Folder 959
Page 74142-74217
Reports about pogroms [IV.1], 1881

a) information from police precincts, from German newspapers and from miscellaneous reports, April-May 1881, largely in Russian, 68 pp.

Reel 75

Reports about pogroms [IV.1], 1881-1882

b) reports about pogrom agitation and orders, related to the trial of the pogrom perpetrators, May 1881- January 1882, Russian, printed copy, 17 pp.

Reel 75

Folder 960
Page 74218-74319
Report by Count Kutaisov [IV.2], undated

a) about the pogroms of June 1881 in Bessarabia, Poltava Province, and Kiev Province

report by Jews of Yelizavetgrad about the pogroms in Southern Russia, in Kherson Province, printed copies, Russian, 99 pp.

Reel 75

Report by Count Kutaisov [IV.2], 1923

b) addendum to Kutaisov report, 3 pp., Russian

Reel 75

Folder 961
Page 74320-74326
Report by Prince Shakhovsky [IV.3], 1881-1882

about the pogrom in Chernigov Province, August 1881-January 1882, Russian, 7 pp.

Reel 75

Page 74327-74334
Pogrom in 1881 [IV.4], 1881

correspondence about agitation between the police gendarmerie, typed copies, Russian, 8 pp.

Reel 75

Folder 962
Page 74335-74381
Pogroms of 1882 [IV.5], 1882

documents about the pogroms in Podolia, pp. 1-5; Kherson, pp. 6-14; Chernigov, pp. 15-16; Bessarabia, pp. 17-18; Kiev, pp. 19; Yekaterinoslav, pp. 20; Poland, pp. 21-23; general letters about pogroms, pp. 24-26; emigration and groups, pp. 27-29; addenda, pp. 30-46

Reel 75

Folder 963
Page 74382-74397
Odessa pogroms of 1900 [IV.6], 1900-1902

pogrom in Konstantinovka, Lithuania, 1900

Czestochowa pogrom of 1902

the situation in Mohilev, 1902

copies, 16 pp., Russian

Reel 75

Folder 964
Page 74398-74426
Dubossary blood libel [IV.7], 1903

copy, Russian, 29 pp.

Reel 75

Folder 965
Page 74427-74486
Kishinev pogrom [IV.8], 1903

copy, typescript, Russian, 60 pp.

Reel 75

Folder 966
Page 74487-74497
Homel pogrom and Vitebsk confrontation [IV.9], 1903

copy, typescript, Russian, 11 pp.

Reel 75

Page 74498-74501
Pogroms in 1904 [IV.10], 1904

pogroms in Vitebsk and Smola, copies in typescript, 8 pp. folio, Russian

Reel 75

Page 74502-74518
Pogroms in 1905 [IV.11], 1905

pogroms in Zhitomir, Polotsk, Vitebsk, Melitopol, Brest, and Grodno, copies and typescripts, 17 pp., Russian

Reel 75

Folder 967
Page 74519-74582
Pogroms in 1905 [IV.12], 1905

pogroms in Minsk, Saratov, Vitebsk, Skidele, Vilna, Yekaterinoslav, Kishinev, Bessarabia in general, Saratov, Bialystok, Grodno, Kiev, Berdichev, Uman, and Rostov

various circulars prepared by the police department in 1905, about the pogroms, copies, 66 pp., Russian

Reel 75

Folder 968
Page 74583-74591
Bialystok pogrom [IV.13], 1906

copies, typescript, 9 pp., Russian

Reel 75

Page 74592-74604
Bialystok pogroms [IV.14], 1905-1906

copies, typescript, 13 pp., Russian

Reel 75

Page 74605-74619
Homel pogrom [IV.15], 1906

copies, typescript. 15 pp., Russian

Reel 75

Folder 969
Page 74620-74624
Miscellaneous pogroms, 1903-1907 [IV.16], 1903-1907

a) Zvenigorodok, Kishinev, regarding Jewish recruits, Bialystok Pogrom, Siedlce pogrom, the situation in Podolia and Volhynia, copies, typescript, 4 pp., Russian

Reel 75

Miscellaneous pogroms, 1903-1907 [IV.16], 1905

b) telegram to the Ministry of Justice about the pogrom in Melitopol, copy, typescript, 1 pp., Russian

Reel 75

Folder 970
Page 74625-74643
Court case between residents of Birzai and Count Tyszkiewicz [IV.17], 1892

printed copy of decisions of the suit and signature of Tyszkiewicz attorney, Bernard Andreevich Fridman, 19 pp., Russian

Reel 75

Folder 971
Page 74644-74671
Project of Minister of Interior V.K. Plehve [IV.18], 1904

regarding changes in legislation concerning Russian Jews, copy, typescript, 54 pp., Russian

Reel 75

Folder 972
Page 74672-74682
Prince N. Golitzin’s book [IV.19], 1886

excerpt from Istoriia Russkogo Zakonodatel’stva o Evreiakh (The History of Russian Legislation Regarding Jews), volume I, (1649-1825), St. Petersburg, Russian, 14 pp.

Reel 75

Folder 973
Page 74683-74863
Report on the question of Jews’ education [IV.20], 1886

by Georgeevskii, A., to the Pahlen Commission, printed, 314 pp., notes by Dubnow

Reel 75-76

Folder 974
Page 74864-74917
Review of the Laws Regarding Jews in Russia Today [IV.21], 1883

report by Margolis for the Pahlen Commission, Russian

Reel 76

Folder 975
Page 74918-75052
The Jewish Question and the Pogroms of 1881-1882 [IV.22], undated

report for the Pahlen Commission, 248 pp., Russian

Reel 76

Folder 976
Page 75053-75057
Megillat Shabtai [IV.23], 1893, undated

chronicles of the pogrom in the town of Bobovne in the year 5589 (1829), Hebrew, copied from a manuscript by R’ Aharon Yehoshua Tov be-ha-rav Shabtai, 4 pp., undated

clipping from Hamelitz, #37, Ir ha-damim (The City of Blood), by Y. N. Goldberg

Reel 76

Series V: Miscellaneous, 1760-1921
This series contains a variety of historical documents that often overlap with the above listed materials. Worth mentioning is a collection of family documents of the Dubnow family, including personal documents of Ben-Tsion Dubnow, Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, who was a teacher in Mstislavl.
Extent: 15
Folder 977
Page 75058-75085
General Privilegium und Reglement [V.1], 1912

issued by Friedrich II in 1750 for the Jews of Prussia, copy, German

Reel 76

Folder 978
Page 75086-75159
Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], 1782

a) contract with Michal Parczewski regarding building a house on his parcel of land, Polish, 2 pp., original

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], 1799

b) contract, 17 April, regarding leasing a parcel of land in Mstislavl, Polish, 1 pp., original

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], 1825

c) script of an administrative decision in connection with a request by Velki (Volf?) Dubnow, son of Ben-Tsion, 21 August, regarding a house

VD was a resident of Mstislavl

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], 1831

d) decision about a rental by Velki (Volf?) Dubnow, 29 September, Russian, 2 pp.

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], 1839

e) will and testament of Victor (Avigdor), son of Volf Dubnow, 24 August, Russian, 4 pp.

pagination starts with pp. 3, first and second sheets missing

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], 1839

f) fragment of will, Hebrew, written in Avigdor (Victor) Dubnow’s hand

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], 1844

g) certificate issued to Ben-Tsion Dubnow by the Mstislavl magistrate concerning his father’s (Avigdor’s) will, Russian, 22 January, 4 pp.

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], undated

h) blank check, signed by Avigdor Dubnow, Russian

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], 1885

i) power of attorney for handling matters in the name of the Christian and Jewish merchants in Mstislavl and requesting permits for brick houses, April, draft, Russian, 2 pp.

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], 1838

j) contract between Avigdor (Victor) Dubnow and Yisrael-Isser, son of R’ Mordekhai Khazanov, 23 August, presented to the Mstislavl police, with signatures and approvals, Russian, 2 pp.

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], 1838

k) contract with the signatures of Avigdor, son of Rabbi Volf Dubnow, Yisrael-Isser, son of R’ Mordekhai Khazanov, and others, Hebrew, 2 pp., 6 Elul 5598, Mstislavl

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], 1856-1858

l) five documents concerning the Jewish School in Mstislavl

(1) to Ben-Tsion Dubnow regarding using his home as a school building, December 3, 1856

(2) to Ben-Tsion Dubnow regarding housing the school in his home, 31 June, 1856

(3) outlines Ben-Tsion Dubnow's role as honorary chairman of the school, 28 January, 1857

(4) request to Ben-Tsion Dubnow to send his annual contribution to the school, 23 January, 1858

(5) receipt for that money

these documents are written on the stationery of the directorship of the Mstislavl school, 12 February, 1858, Russian

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], 1856

m) ledger of Ben-Tsion Dubnow as honorary chairman of the Mstislavl Jewish school for the year 1856, 2 pp., Russian

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], 1820

n) letter from Avigdor Dubnow to his brother Moshe regarding his rights to the house in Mstislavl, November, Russian, 2 pp.

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], 1843

o) certified notice from Hillel Rapoport to Ya'akov, son of David Yakubson, 9 December, regarding decisions of the court in Vilna concerning a house, Russian, 2 pp.

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], 1865

p) (1) request from Ben-Tsion, son of Avigdor Dubnow, to borrow money to rebuild his house that had burned down, on the grounds of the royal decree of 1859

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], 1863

p) (2) request from Ben-Tsion, son of Avigdor Dubnow, to the head of the Mohilev Province, 31 October, related to the fires of 1858 and 1863 in Mstislavl

written in Mohilev, where Dubnow was temporarily residing, Russian, 2 pp.

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], 1861

q) (1) request from Nahman, son of Mordekhai Kahanov of Mstislavl, regarding a debt of 150 rubles, September

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], 1858

q) (2) loan document from Leib, son of Avrom Kahanov, dated 14 July, regarding the obligation of Nahman, son of Mordekhai Kahanov, Russian, 2 pp.

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], 1869

r) certification to Ben-Tsion, son of Avigdor Dubnow, December, granting permission to live anywhere in Russia, Russian, 2 pp.

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], 1843

s) contract regarding residence in the house of Ben-Tsion Dubnow, between himself and Leib Lipshits, dated 1 May, originals with signatures of Dubnow, Lipshits and witnesses, Russian, 2 pp.

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], undated

t) mortgage document

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], 1851

u) contract drawn by the Mstislavl community about installing a new shoykhet, Shneyer Yitskhok, son of Shmuel Halevy, with signatures of a large number of town balebatim (bourgeoisie), among them Ben-Tsion Dubnow, 2 pp., Hebrew

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], 1856

v) petition for help for Pesach from the community of Mstislavl to Countess Saltykova, as their protector, in connection with the banishment of 1843, 3 pp.

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], 1860

w) response to a request to the Mohilev governor from the Mstislavl citizens and merchants’ association, 4 pp.

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], undated

x) listing of ma'ot hittim donations in Mstislavl with many names of local balebatim (bourgeoisie), Hebrew

Reel 76

Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2], 1906

y) beit din of Mstislavl, judgement dated Monday, 26 Sivan, 5666, regarding house belonging to David, son of Meyer Frumkin and his sister-in-law, shows signatures of beit din and witnesses, Hebrew, 2p.

Reel 76

Folder 979
Page 75160-75182
Decisions of Lithuanian assessors in the trial of the Vilna Kahal of 1767 [V.3], 1798-1807

excerpted from the municipal books of Vilna county, 1799, Polish, 8 pp. numbered 216-220, with signature

Russian translation of the document, 6 pp. numbered 210-215

also copy of the Russian translation written partly by Dubnow himself, undated

another Polish copy of the above excerpt, made on July 12, 1807, pp. 196-203

Reel 76

Folder 980
Page 75183-75206
Lists [V.4], 1760

copied and transcribed in a notebook, 40 pp., Russian

a) translation from a Polish book by the priest Tikulski, Zlosc zydowska (Jewish fury), published in Lemberg (Lvov), pp. 1-7, 15-36

Reel 76

Lists [V.4], 1794

b) excerpt from the book Talmud Stories, Polish, pp. 8

Reel 76

Lists [V.4], undated

c) excerpt from Jewish seforim by the priest Pazdzierski, translated from the Polish into Russian

Reel 76

Lists [V.4], undated

d) listing of 48 Jewish and Christian prisoners arrested in connection with the Velizh trial, Russian

Reel 76

Lists [V.4], 1817

e) letter from the Minister of Education, Count Golitsin, to the Governor of Grodno, dated 6 March, about the annulment of the Velizh blood libel, Russian copy

Reel 76

Folder 981
Page 75207-75214
Regulating Jewish emigration [V.5], 1890

letter, Russian, copy with addenda

letter to the Jewish intelligentsia, Russian, 8 pp.

Reel 76

Page 75214-75239
Proposal for establishing Jewish caucuses in European parliaments [V.6], 1906

by Simon Bernfeld, copy, German, 25 pp.

Reel 76

Folder 982
Page 75240-75371
Minutes of the committee to publish documents about the blood libel trials in Russia [V.7], 1920

meetings during 1919 and 1920, Russian, 133 pp.

missing minutes of the first meeting, one sheet from the second, as well as minutes from the last two sessions

Reel 76

Folder 983
Page 75372-75438
Velizh trial [V.8], 1816, 1828

Grodno, Russian, copies, 65 pp.

Reel 76

Folder 984
Page 75439-75493
Vilna Archeographic Commission, Northwest, and Southwest [V.9], 1902

table of contents of Jewish-related documents, 93 pp., text and prefatory page, Russian, assembled by Dubnow

supplements: two notes by Dubnow regarding documents in the Vilna Archives

a letter from Gurshovsky of Vilna, about the Jewish statutes, Russian, 2 pp., 26 February

Reel 76

Folder 985: (Missing) Project to establish the Alliance Israelite [V.13], 1858-1860
French, 9 pp.
Page 75494-75505
Excerpts from a book by Kostamarov [V.10], 1870

prepared by Dubnow, Russian, 8 pp.

Reel 77

Page 75506-75517
Listings from various Russian periodicals [V.11], 1891-1892

list made in Rostov-Don

Istoricheskii Vestnik, 1882-1890

Russkii Arkhiv, 1864-1873

Reel 77

Listings from various Russian periodicals [V.11], undated

list is undated

Kievskaya Starina, 1882

Reel 77

Page 75518-75519
Nayeste Veltkunde (periodical) [V.12], 1798

volume I, #1, January, 4 pp. German

Reel 77

Page 75520-75522
Program for the Jewish-Democratic Party [V.14], 1905

founded by Bramson et al, St. Petersburg, February, copy, Russian, 3 pp. folio, with remarks by Dubnow in Russian

Reel 77

Page 75523A–75523H
Nahum Sokolow’s letters [V.15], 1906

dealing with his work on the history of Jewish emancipation in Western Europe and Jewish representations in parliaments

letters to: Y.L. Goldberg, Dubnow, and others in Vilna and to Heinrich Rosenbaum in Bucharest, Hebrew

Reel 77

Folder 986
Page 75524-75532
Jewish Education in St. Petersburg [V.16], undated

a) proposal for establishing a Jewish religious institute in St. Petersburg, 4 pp., typed, Russian

Reel 77

Jewish Education in St. Petersburg [V.16], 1911

b) minutes of the three meetings of the Pedagogic Council of the Baron Guenzburg Higher Courses in Oriental Studies, St. Petersburg, 3 pp., Russian

Reel 77

Jewish Education in St. Petersburg [V.16], 1902

c) program of the Baron Guenzburg Higher Courses in Oriental Studies, 2 pp., Russian

Reel 77

Page 75533-75543
Role of the government in the deporting of Jews in the World War, 1914-1915 [V.17], undated

report, Russian typescript, 22 pp.

Reel 77

Page 75544-75550
Jewish expropriators in Yekaterinoslav [V.18], undated

a) report of executions of Jews in Yekaterinoslav jails, Russian, typescript, 2 pp.

Reel 77

Jewish expropriators in Yekaterinoslav [V.18], 1908

b) letter from the Yekaterinoslav Police Chief to the rabbi, 20 November

Reel 77

Jewish expropriators in Yekaterinoslav [V.18], 1906

c) letter to the rabbi regarding burial of expropriators, Russian, 4 pp.

the matter occurred in May, the letter is dated 16 December

Reel 77

Jewish expropriators in Yekaterinoslav [V.18], undated

d) copies of letters by B.Y. Toporovsky, who sent the above documents to Dubnow

Reel 77

Page 75551-75558
World War I in 1914-1915 [V.19], 1914

a) report by Georg Brandes on the situation in the war zone on the eastern front, Politicken, 26 October, No. 299, Russian, typescript, 6 pp.

Reel 77

World War I in 1914-1915 [V.19], 1915

b) description of the grave situation by a 13 year-old girl, Russian translation, typescript, 2 pp.

Reel 77

Folder 987
Page 75559-75563
The disturbances of 1918 [V.20], 1918

a) atrocities by Polish legionnaires in the towns, Russian, 3 pp.

Reel 77

The disturbances of 1918 [V.20], 1918

b) report by Y. Kopelovitsh about the polish legionnaires in Starye Dorogi, Russian, 2 pp.

Reel 77

Page 75564-75585
Archives of the Justice Ministry [V.21], 1798-1800

excerpts from various documents, prepared by the Archeographic Commission (continuation from V.9) assembled by Dubnow, Russian

primarily about the Vilna kehilla and its trial, 1799-1800

also about the Jewish delegation to St. Petersburg in 1798

Reel 77

Page 75586-75587
Book by Dr. M. Friedlander [V.22], 1883

Zur geschichte der Blutbeschuldigungen gegen di Juden in Mitlalter un in der Neuzeit … nach die Quellen darzustellen, 1871-1883 (about blood libel since the medieval period), 3rd edition, Vienna, 2 pp., German

Reel 77

Folder 988: (Missing) Ketubah for Avraham Hayim, son of Pinhas and Avigayl, daughter of Mula Aliz Badal [V.25]  (Tiberias) [V.26], 1862, , 1821
about support for the Sefardim and the grave of R’ Meyer Ba'al ha-Ness, 5481, Hebrew and Aramaic, 1 pp.
Page 75588
Permission for Rahel Segal to remain in the city in order to prepare for baptism [V.23], 1893

photocopy, remarks by Dubnow, St. Petersburg, 14 February

Reel 77

Page 75589-75590
Approvals for the shas (set of Talmud) [V.24], 1904

torn out of a volume of Gemara, printed at the end of the 18th century in Nowy Dwor

approbation letter from the Vilna beit din, 6 Adar, 5463 (1743), Hebrew, 1 pp., in a letter sent to Vilna from Ryazan, 8 June

Reel 77

Page 75591
Text for an oath in Yiddish [V.27], 1844

printed in Russian transcription, with various signatures, dated 14 July, 1 pp.

Reel 77

Page 75592
Solicitation to collect folksongs [V.28], 1898

by S. Ginzburg and P. Marek, April, Russian, 1 pp.

Reel 77

Page 75593-75611
Istoricheskii Vestnik [V.29], 1870-1887

clippings about Jews, notebook, 15 pp. and 2 pieces numbered 16 and 17

Reel 77

Folder 989
Page 75612-75621
Clippings from Hamelitz [V.30], 1760

a) text of a gravestone, dated Thursday, 17 Iyar 5407

Reel 77

Clippings from Hamelitz [V.30], undated

b) text of memorial to the martyrs (victims) of Zaslav

Reel 77

Clippings from Hamelitz [V.30], 1892

c) Kedoshei Zaslav by Yosef Kantortshik, issues #195 and #198

Reel 77

Clippings from Hamelitz [V.30], 1893

d) R’ Matityahu Delakrut, by Aharon Kaminka, issue #234, 23 October

Reel 77

Clippings from Hamelitz [V.30], 1894

e) salhonim (supplications, prayers), eloquent texts from the pinkas of the bikur holim, dated 5524 (1764)

note from Lvov, about the victims Hayim and Yehoshua Reytsis, Hamelitz #143, dated 23 June

Reel 77

Clippings from Hamelitz [V.30], 1894

f) chronicles of Jews from the Horodno area for the year 5524 (1764) by Sh. Viner, Hamelitz #148

Reel 77

Clippings from Hamelitz [V.30], 1894

g) Memorial Day, by Hillel Shteynshnayder

Reel 77

Clippings from Hamelitz [V.30], 1894

h) listings of the Jewish events in Volhynia, by Yehiel Zatulovsky

Reel 77

Folder 990
Page 75622-75627
Yiddish and Hebrew clippings from various publications [V.31], 1906

a) from Der Veg (The Road), 21 June, about economic terror

Reel 77

Yiddish and Hebrew clippings from various publications [V.31], 1906

b) from Der Veg, 28 July, a letter from Laufman, about anarchism

Reel 77

Yiddish and Hebrew clippings from various publications [V.31], 1906

c) from Fraynd (Friend), about Murafa, in Podolia Province

Reel 77

Yiddish and Hebrew clippings from various publications [V.31], 1906

d) from Hazman, call from a former member of the Duma of Wyborg, 14 July

Reel 77

Yiddish and Hebrew clippings from various publications [V.31], 1906

e) from Hazman, 10 June, about Bialystok pogrom

Reel 77

Yiddish and Hebrew clippings from various publications [V.31], undated

f) from Fraynd, about the martyrs of Pavoloch

Reel 77

Page 75628-75633
Russian clippings from various publications [V.32], 1890-1921

eight clippings about the pogrom in Niezhin vicinity, and other topics

Reel 77

Folder 991
Page 75634-75635
Clippings from Voskhod [V.33], 1903

documents about Jews in Chernigov and Brest Litovsk, from issues #51 and 52, documents dating from 1648 and 1654

Reel 77

Page 75636-75637
Review of Yevreyskaya Starina [V.34], 1919

from volume X, off-print, in Russian, 2 pp.

Reel 77

Series VI: Literaria, 1662-1938
This series contains biographical materials about notable rabbinical figures, mainly from the territory of Poland.
Extent: 26
Folder 992
Page 75638-75656
Letters from R’ Yosef Levinshteyn [VI.1], 1894-1895, undated

about various rabbis in Poland, starting with RaShal (R’ Shloyme Luria) and ReMa (R’ Moshe Isserlis), and also about the earliest Hasidic leaders (R’ David of Makow, the Tishevitser “Moshiakh”), the martyrs of Lublin from 1636, and R' Nahman Adler, Serock, 11 letters, Hebrew

Reel 77

Folder 993
Page 75657-75664
Introduction to the book Vikuah mayim hayim [VI.2], 1712

by R’ Khayim son of Betsalel, Amsterdam, 5472, copy, 8 pp., Hebrew

Reel 77

Page 75665-75669
Letter from Ya’akov Shapiro [VI.3], 1895

about the situation of the rabbis and the state of Hebrew language in 17th century Poland, 10 Elul 5655, Mezrich, 5 pp., with copies of various religious books, Hebrew

Reel 77

Page 75670-75677
Introduction and approvals to the book Ir-David (City of David) [VI.4], undated

by R’ David Lida from the year 1680-1681, about the pogrom in Lvov of 5424 (1664) and the names of the rabbis of that time

written by Meyer Itkin of Kastsyukovitski, Mohilev Gubernia, in a Hebrew letter to Dubnow, 8 pp.

Reel 77

Folder 994
Page 75678-75679
Excerpts from the book Panim me'irot – responsa [VI.5], 1715

by R’ Meyer son of Yitshak of Szydlowce, Amsterdam, 5475, two volumes, and other notes, Hebrew, 2 pp.

Reel 77

Page 75680-75681
Genealogy records of the Margolius family [VI.6], 1808

from manuscript by R’ Tzvi-Hirsh Margolius, dated 5568, sent to Dubnow by Dr. Chazanovitsh with a notation by Yosef Melnik, the copyist, Hebrew, 2 pp.

Reel 77

Page 75682
Approval by the Rabbi of Maciejow, R’ Shmuel son of Hayim Lanzer [VI.7], 1790

approval for Sefer Harefues by Dr. Moyshe Markusi, Poryck, 5550, Hebrew, 1 pp.

Reel 77

Page 75683-75684
Public notice about the misuse of the quotations and writings of the Gaon of Vilna [VI.8], 1800

from the Vilna Calendar for the year 5560, sent to Dubnow by Dr. Chazanovitsh, Hebrew, 2 pp.

Reel 77

Page 75685-75688
Introduction by Louis Meyer to his autobiography [VI.9], 1871

copied from his book, Berlin, German and Hebrew, 4 pp.

Reel 77

Page 75689-75690
Letter from Feivel Frenkl [VI.10], 1893

about R’ Shlomo and his son R’ Yehudah of Lublin and the elegy about their deaths, from the book Shalshelet ha-kabbalah, Kiev, 24 Tamuz 5653, Hebrew, 2 pp.

Reel 77

Page 75691-75694
Statutes of the Three Kehillot/Communities [VI.11], 1715

copy of the book, Altona, Hamburg and Wandsbeck, dated 5475, clothing laws, from the copy in the Strashun Library in Vilna

with comments by Shteynshnayder on Kirya ne’emanah (The Faith of the City), copied by Gershovski, Vilna, 7 pp., Hebrew, with Yiddish mixed in

Reel 77

Folder 995
Page 75695-75696
Letters and a homily by R’ Azriel Leib Rakovski [VI.12], 1880

chief of the beit din of Plock in the year 5640, concerning his rabbinate in Mstislavl, with a remark by Dubnow’s brother, Ze’ev-Volf, Hebrew, 2 pp.

Reel 77

Page 75697
Appeal of acquittal for the brothers Yehezkel and David [VI.13], 1831

sons of R’ Avraham Yehudah-Leib Segal (aka Laybl Vilkiyer) and a request for their support, in the time of their trials in court, issued by the beit din and kehilla of Vilna, with signatures and a seal, 21 Kislev, 5592, original, 1 pp.

Reel 77

Page 75698-75710
Invocation in honor of the crowning of the Tsar Nicholas in 1894 [VI.14], 1896

by Menahem Nahum Litinsky, dated 5656, in the form of a drama, Hebrew, 12 pp.

supplemented by a letter in Hebrew from Litinsky, dated 10 Tamuz 5656, about printing this song as a present to the Emperor, with a remark by Dubnow: “I advised the writer not to commit such a folly,” 1 pp.

Reel 77

Page 75711-75714
Todah ha-ba'ah le-aharei ha-zeman (Thanks that came too late) [VI.15], 1878

by Yehudah Leib Gordon, composed in 5638, not printed for reasons of censorship

copy by Ya’akov Bohuslavsky of Nikolayev, Hebrew, 3 pp.

supplementary letter from Y. Bohuslavsky about the manuscript and a remark by Dubnow that it is to be printed in the future as a “curiosum” with a short introduction

Reel 77

Folder 996
Page 75715-75762
Teater fun Khasidim, undated

in 3 separate acts, performed in Lvov, 1839-1843

printed in Historishe Shriftn

Reel 77

Folder 997
Page 75763-75815
Responsa between Lithuanian and Lubavich Rebbes and the rabbis of the surrounding areas, ca.1820-1829

handwritten notebook

Reel 77

Folder 998
Page 75816-75969
Sefer beit Aharon, 1843

by Rabbi Aharon of Karlin

notebook of copies of letters and miscellaneous other documents by Hasidic rabbis

bears the seal of the YIVO Archives in Vilna, and a note sent by A. Federman of Luck

YIVO sent it to Dubnow

Reel 77

Folder 999
Page 75970-76034
Sihot ha-Ran ve-sippurim me-R’ Nahman mi-Bratslav, 1891

Bratslaver homilies and stories, manuscript, 5586 (1826), with Dubnow’s written comments and annotations

received from Ya’akov Shapiro from Berdichev, Poland, Nissan, 5651

numbered “Hasidiana No. 9” and “VII.8”

Reel 77

Folder 1000
Page 76035-76107
Personal documents of Polish inhabitants of Vilna, 17th-19th centuries, 1863-1872

includes a last will, and documents related to disposition of real estate property in Vilna, Polish and Latin

several documents regarding properties in Warsaw and Nowy Dwor belonging to the couple Leib vel Ludwik Feigin and Braindel vel Barbara Muhlrad Feigin

Reel 77

Folder 1001
Page 76108-76119
Chronicle of the blood libel in Mezrich in the year 5576 (1815-1816), 1892

Ya’akov Shapiro, 5652

Reel 77

Page 76120
Bukharan ketubah, 1662

dated 5422

Reel 77

Page 76121
Receipt for toll duty paid by a Jew, 1849


Reel 77

Page 76122
Letter by Dubnow about the blood libel in Telsiai in 1827, undated
Reel 77
Folder 1002
Page 76123-76140
Documents and correspondence with O. Grunenberg, 1890

about anti-Jewish statements made by officials in Mstislavl

Reel 77

Folder 1003
Page 76141-76146
Genesis of a ritual lie, 1882, 1913

article by Dubnow about blood libels, written in connection with the Beilis trial, printed in Dien, 1913

a circular by Lutostansky about his book on blood libels, 1882

Reel 77

Folder 1004
Page 76147-76223
The debate (kultur-kampf) in the Odessa branch of the Hevrei Mefitzei Haskalah, 1901-1902

about establishing a national Jewish school network in Russia

includes letters by F. Lander, secretary of the Odessa branch, to Dubnow, about initiating teacher training courses and Dubnow’s suggestion about reforming the program in line with the spirit of the Jewish schools

Reel 77

Folder 1005
Page 76224-76243
Kishinev Pogrom, April 20, 1903, 1903

correspondence, appeal in Hebrew, by Agudat Soferim Ivri'im (The Union of Hebrew Writers)

drafts by Dubnow, including a letter for L. Tolstoy’s signature and an article in Voskhod confiscated by the censor

a letter to M. Dizengoff

Reel 77

Folder 1006
Page 76244-76248
Projected declaration by Russian Jewry about the patriotic duty of Jews in wartime and about the hopes of achieving equality, 1915

copies, includes Dubnow’s editorial comments, January

Reel 77

Folder 1007
Page 76249-76290
Zurich conference about Jewish rights, 1927

speech by Dubnow, report, dispatches by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, press reports in Yiddish, German, Russian

Reel 78

Folder 1008
Page 76291-76299
Shalom Schwarzbard trial, 1927

press statements

Reel 78

Folder 1009
Page 76300-76308
Enquiry from Funk and Wagnall publishers about Jesus, 1899-1901

correspondence with Dubnow, K. Kohler, Nahum Sokolow and others

Reel 78

Folder 1010
Page 76309-76316
Manuscript about the town Wilki, undated

by Avraham Yehudah-Leib ben Mordekhai Markus

Reel 78

Folder 1011
Page 76317-76332
Dubnow’s answers responses to the greetings on his 70th birthday, 1930

notes, envelopes

Reel 78

Folder 1012
Page 76333-76373
Sefer Megillas Sedorim Lehisaneg Lifney Heykhal Oyneg, 1884

Prague, 5551-5552 (1791-1792), by R’ Yehuda, son of Mordekhai ha-Levi, Ish Hurvits, Warsaw

reprint, with Dubnow’s written comments (a parody, a debate between a Talmudist and a Kabbalist)

Reel 78

Folder 1013
Page 76374-76567
Books from Dubnow’s library, 1895-1899

Isaac Hirsch Weiss, Zikhronotai (My Memoirs), Warsaw 5655 (1895)

Be’er Yitzhak (Isaac’s Well) by David Ber Natansohn, Warsaw, 1899, with Dubnow’s marginalia

the two books were bought in December 1950 from the bookstore of Veri Fisher who had acquired it from Dr. Louis Levin, Breslau

Reel 78

Folder 1014
Page 76568-76596
Dubnow’s memoirs, 1932-1933, undated

clippings of chapters published in Folksblat, Der Tog and Di Tsukunft

Sh. Niger’s articles about the memoirs, 1932-1933

Reel 78

Folder 1015
Page 76597-76760
World History of the Jewish People, undated

Russian manuscripts of volume III

Reel 78

Folder 1016
Page 76761-77032
World History of the Jewish People, 1936

proofs of the German edition of volume I

Reel 78

Folder 1017
Page 77033-77080
Various articles by Dubnow, 1927-1938

including articles about:

a 1927 conference

national liberation movements

World Jewish Congress in the years 1935-1938

Soviet Russia and the Jews, 1928

Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian

Reel 79

Series VII: Letters to Dubnow, 1885-1931, 1961
This series consists of letters written to Dubnow. A large part of the series consists of letters from zamlers (collectors) from the 1890s who participated in the search for Jewish historical materials. The correspondence is replete with discussions about documents, their location, availability, etc. The other letters in this series are from fellow historians and other scholars, including Yitzhak Antonovski, Martin Buber, Shim’on Goldlast, Elias Tcherikower, Maxim Vinaver, Max Weinreich, and Chaim Zhitlowsky. The number of letters is in parentheses.
Extent: 26
Folder 1018
Page 77081-77087
Dubnow’s ad-hoc notes on the envelopes, undated
Reel 79
Folder 1019
Page 77088-77102
Aleph א, 1894-1896, 1924-1931

Shmuel Alexandrovich, Bobruisk, (1), 5655 (1895)

Vitali A. Olkin, Riga, (2), 1894

Yitzhak Antonovski, Odessa, (1), 5656 (1896)

Simhah Assaf, Jerusalem, (2), 5684-5685, 5691 (1924-1925 and 1931)

Reel 79

Folder 1020
Page 77103-77139
Beys ב, 1891-1900, 1931

Barukh Bobis, (1), 1893

Martin Buber, (1), 1931

Ben-Tsion Baranov (1), 1891

A. B. Bialostotski, Mezrich, (2), 1891

M. Buber, Ostroh, Volhynia, (4), 1894

Shmaryahu Beylin, (4), 1893-1897

Shakhnah-Meyer Bernshteyn, Ozorkow, (2), 1892

Shloyme-Meyer Bernshteyn, Kedainia, (1)

Mathias Bersohn, Warsaw, (5), 1895

A. Bramson, (3), and documents, 1899-1900

Reel 79

Folder 1021
Page 77140-77220
Gimel ג, 1892-1927

Eliahu ha-Levi Gabrielev, Nesvizh, 1893

Shim'on Goldlast, Lomza, (1), 5652 (1892)

Hirsh-Leib Goldenberg, Bohuslav (2), 5655 (1895)

Yitzhak-Meyer Granetman, Pinczow, (1)

Nahum Grinhauz, and Simhah Koptshik

Trakiai, (1), 5654 (1894) and Dubnow’s answer

Shakhnah Grinfeld, Barandovka, (2), 5654 (1894)

Grinfeld hareini ba-sadeh, (2)

Yuli Gessen, (13)

Girshovsky, (10), 1895

L. Gots, Gorodok (3), 1893-1894

Ila Galant, (6), 1896-1927

Reel 79

Folder 1022
Page 77221-77287
Gimel-Hey ג-ה, 1892-1931

Yosef-Hayim Dorozhko, (1)

A. Druyanov, (1), 1902

M. Halperin, (1), 1895

Shmuel Abba Horodetsky, (4), 1895-1931

Iser Hutin, Rostov-Don (2), 1925

A. Sh. Hirshberg, (1), 1897

Girshovsky, (24), 1892-1895

Reel 79

Folder 1023
Page 77288-77298
Vov ו, 1893-1896, 1931

Volf Vaynshteyn, Kishinev, (1), 1894

Yehudah-Leib Vaysman, Lipoviets, gravestone inscriptions, (2), 1893-1896

Shmuel-Tzvi Veltsman, Kalisz, (3), 5654 (1894)

M. Vilenski, Berlin, (1), 1931

Reel 79

Folder 1024
Page 77299-77345
Vov ו, 1921-1925

Maxim Vinaver, Paris, (3), 1922-1923

17 letters from Dubnow to Vinaver, 1921-1925

Reel 79

Folder 1025
Page 77346-77364
Zayin-Khes ז-ח, 1892-1897

D. Z. Zakharin, Odessa, (1), 1896

A. Zaks, Lubashovka (1)

Shmuel Zilbershteyn, Warsaw, (1), 1893, also a copy of a letter from Zilbershteyn to A. E. Landau

Khayim Ziskind, Berdichev, (1), 1897

N. Zlatkin, Rostov, (2), 1892

M. Khazan, Polonaya, (2), 1894

Shalom ha-Kohen Kharif, Zaslav, (1)

Reel 79

Folder 1026
Page 77365-77396
Khes-Khaf ח-כ, 1885-1900, 1931

Avraham Taub, Timisvar, (German) (1), 1931

V. Turbov, Kronsch (1), 1894

Pinhas ha-Kohen Turberg, Jedwabne, (5), 1894-1895

Sholem Yampolsky, (1), 1895

Hirsh Yofe, Homel, (4), 1892-1896

B. Chawkin, Lodz, (1), 1892

Dr. Yosef Chazanovitsh, (10), 1885-1900

Reel 79

Folder 1027
Page 77397-77416
Lamed-Mem ל-מ, 1888-1898

A. Leon (1), 1892

Mordekhai-Nahum Litinsky, Mohilev, Podolski (2), 1892

Yisrael Levi, St. Petersburg, (3), 1889-1890

Yitzhak-Meyer Levinshteyn, Kosice, (1), 5654 (1894)

Aharon Levit, Kishinev, (1)

Ya'akov Marshak, Warsaw, (1) 1896

Hayim Volf Margolis, Dubno, (2), 1893-1894

Mendel Bik, Ostroh, (2), 1888

Aharon-Moshe Mazurski, Ruzhana, Brody Gubernia, (1), 1898

Reel 79

Folder 1028
Page 77417-77453
Nun-Ayin נ-ע, 1892-1899, 1928

Yitzhak Nisenbaum (1), 1895

Shlomo Nisenbaum, Lublin (1), 1899

Moshe Nashburg, Avrutch, (1), 1893

Isser Nastoshkin (1), 1895

Semyon M. Stanislavsky, Yekaterinoslav, (2), 1894

B. Segal, Zagare, Kovno Province, (2), 1894

L. N. Etinger, Velizh, Vitebsk Province, (1), 1892

Moshe Ehrlich, Lublin, (4), 1928

Reel 79

Folder 1029
Page 77454-77490
Pey-Fey פ-פֿ, 1891-1898, 1931

Shmuel Figit, Yekaterinoslav (1)

D. Pinsker, Odessa, (1), 1893

V. D. Pevzner (1), 1893

Pinhas Pesis, Kovel (1), 1892

Avraham-Leib Faynshteyn, Brest-Litovsk, (1), 1892

Yosef-Zundel Finkelshteyn (1), 1892

Hayim Dov-Berish Fridberg, (5), Antwerp, (3), 1931

L. Fridland, St. Petersburg, (1), 1893

Yisrael Fridlander, Berlin, (2), 1898

Bernard A. Fridman, Birzai, (5), 1891-1892

Reel 79

Folder 1030
Page 77491-77516
Kuf ק, 1888-1898

Sha'ul Kazarnovsky, Lyadi, (2), 1893

Moshe Kalmasohn, (2), 1888-1889

Yosef Kantortshik, (1), 1896

Ben-Tsion Katz, Dobre, (1), 1894

A. Kraushar, Warsaw, (1), 1896

Hirsh Krasnik, Petropavlovsk, (1), 1898

Koszycki, Ostroh, (1), 1896

M. Kreynin, Moscow, (2), 1894

Fadya M. Kreynin, Kritshev, Mohilever Gubernia, (1), 1895

Reel 79

Folder 1031
Page 77517-77527
Resh ר, 1892-1903, 1931

M. Rabinovich, Jerusalem, (1), 5691 (1931)

Shalom Rabinovich (Sholem Aleichem), Odessa, (1), 1892

Sha'ul B. Rabinovich, Pinsk, (1), 1903

A. R. Rosenthal, Vilna, (1), 1895

Ber-Leib (Dov-Yehudah) Rasin, (2), 1892

Emanuel Ringelblum, Warsaw, (1), no date

Ben-Tsion, Vorovel, (1), 1892

Reel 79

Folder 1032
Page 77528-77558
Shin ש, 1891-1910, 1928-1932

Dr. Moshe Schorr, Vienna, (3), 1900

Avraham Szwadron, Jerusalem, (2), 1928-1932

Simhe Scherzer, Zhadove, (1), 1931

S. L. Shneyerson, Warsaw (3), 1891-1893

Ya'akov Shapiro, Mezrich, (4), 1892

Shefer, Rasin, (1), 1904

L. Sklar, 1910

L. Shulman, Kiev, (1), 1893

Reel 79

Folder 1033
Page 77559-77566
Unidentified letters, undated

also documents sent along with letters

Reel 79

Folder 1034
Page 77567-77646
Various materials about Dubnow collected by Riva Tcherikower, 1916, undated


permission for temporary residence in Finland, 1916

Dubnow celebrations

Dubnow exhibits

Reel 79

Folder 1035
Page 77647-77749
Various materials about Dubnow collected by Riva Tcherikower, 1961

catalogues of Dubnow exhibits at YIVO

Reel 79

Folder 1036
Page 77750-77833
Various materials about Dubnow collected by Riva Tcherikower, undated

news clippings about Dubnow

Reel 79

Folder 1037
Page 77834-77905
Copies of letters from S. Dubnow, undated

Yosef Opatoshu

Leon Baratz

G. Binshtok

Dina Garfinkel

Reel 80

Folder 1038
Page 77906-77924
Copies of letters from S. Dubnow, undated

Max Weinreich (also some from Weinreich)

to M. Vishniak

Chaim Zhitlowsky

L. Chazanovitsh

S. Dingol

L. Toybsh

Reel 80

Folder 1039
Page 77925-77986
Copies of letters from S. Dubnow, undated

Daniel Charney

Reel 80

Folder 1040
Page 77987-78069
Copies of letters from S. Dubnow, undated

the Jewish Youth Library in Rio de Janeiro

the J. National Workers (Labor) Farband (later known as Labor-Zionist Alliance)

Nathan Chanin (at the Arbeter Ring)

V. Latsky

Shmuel Lifshitz

Jacob Lestchinsky

Reel 80

Folder 1041
Page 78070-78163
Copies of letters from S. Dubnow, undated

David Movshovitsh

Reel 80

Folder 1042
Page 78164-78198
Copies of letters from S. Dubnow, undated

M. Sudarsky

Bertha Emanuel

the Peretz-Society, New York


L. Koenig

Shim’on Rabinovitsh

S. Rosenfeld

Y. Rayzman

S. Reznik

Shapiro, of Der Tog

Reel 80

Folder 1043
Page 78199-78269
Copies of letters from S. Dubnow, undated

Ya’akov Shatzky

Yitzhak N. Shteynberg

correspondence regarding distribution of the book Yidishe Geshikhte far Kinder (History of the Jews for Children) with Lipe Lehrer and Elias Tcherikower

Reel 80

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