Guide to the Papers of Julius Bisno, undated, 1780, 1801-1980
 
*P-85

Processed by Marvin Rusinek, Adina Anflick

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Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on September 15, 2006. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bisno, Julius (1911- ) Collector
Title: Julius Bisno Collection
Dates:undated, 1780, 1801-1980
Abstract: The collection contains items collected by Julius Bisno from various Jewish leaders from the early 1800's to the 1980's. These materials mainly include correspondence and autographed photographs from Jewish members of the United Nations, U.S. President's Cabinet, U.S. Governors, U.S. Senators, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Supreme Court, diplomats, philanthropists, and miscellaneous Jewish leaders and organizations.
Languages: The collection is in predominantly in English, with some French and Hebrew.
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet (3 manuscript boxes); 1 oversized folder
Identification: P-85
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Historical Sketch

Julius Bisno
(1911- )

Julius Bisno was born on April 20, 1911 in Memphis, Tennessee to Jacob and Evelyn (Segal). He attained his Bachelors of Philosophy at Creighton University and his post-graduate work at the University of Chicago, American University, and George Washington University. He is married to Rose with whom he has a son, Jay Alvin.

As a boy, Bisno belonged to the Memphis Chapter of Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA), a Jewish youth organization. His interest in AZA led him to work as an assistant to AZA's National Executive Secretary Philip M. Klutznick. In 1933, Bisno replaced Klutznick as National Executive Secretary, helping to form AZA chapters in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Cairo, and Beirut. Unfortunately, none of these chapters survived World War II. In addition to his personnel work, Bisno edited AZA's newsletter "Shofar" and other AZA publications. Bisno also served as Executive Chairman of the National Conference of Jewish Youth Organizations from 1941-1943.

AZA merged into the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO) in 1944, and Bisno became BBYO's National Director of Boys' Work and Administrative Secretary. He moved a year later to Los Angeles to work as Assistant and then Executive Secretary of the Los Angeles Jewish Community Council, an agency that supervised the United Jewish Welfare Fund's annual campaigns. Bisno headed the United JWF and in 1959, when the Los Angeles Jewish Community Council and the Federation of Jewish Welfare Organizations merged to form the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, the two Executive Directors of each agency, Bisno and Martin Ruderman, shared directorship.

In 1954, Bisno received the National Sam Beber Award which is given annually to distinguished AZA alumni. Today an AZA chapter in the United Kingdom bears his name.

Bisno continued to be involved in BBYO, joining its Commission's Board in 1962. Citing his hobby as collecting manuscripts and autographs, Bisno participated in the creation of the South California Jewish Historical Society and was a Board member for both the American Jewish Historical Society and the National Manuscript Society. Other Board positions include the Jewish Committee on Scouting and the Council Federation of Jewish Welfare Funds.

Bisno's collection of manuscripts relating to Jews in American government and diplomatic service was donated to the American Jewish Historical Society in 1970. Bisno donated additional manuscripts, some dating from the Revolutionary War, to AJHS in 1972.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains items collected by Julius Bisno from various Jewish leaders from the early 1800's to the 1980's. These materials mainly include correspondence and autographed photographs from Jewish members of the United Nations, U.S. President's Cabinet, U.S. Governors, U.S. Senators, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Supreme Court, diplomats, philanthropists, and miscellaneous Jewish leaders and organizations.

Significant correspondents include Moses Alexander, Simon Bamberger, Dr. Felix Bloch, Sol Bloom, Louis Brandeis, Benjamin N. Cardozo, Sheldon S. Cohen, Isidore Dollinger, Abraham H. Feller, George Fingold, Abe Fortas, Felix Frankfurter, Arthur Goldberg, Henry Horner, Jacob K. Javits, Arthur Klein, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, Herbert H. Lehman, Marx Leva, Isidore Lubin, Louis Marshall, Henry Morgenthau Jr., Henry Morgenthau Sr., Joseph B. Nones, Philip Perlman, Admiral Hyman George Rickover, Harry N. Rosenfield, Abraham Alexander Ribicoff, Oscar Solomon Straus, Lewis L. Strauss, Edward M.M. Warburg, Stephen S. Wise, and David Levy Yulee.

The papers are valuable to researchers studying the following aspects of Jewish history: Jews involved in philanthropy; Jews in politics; and the activities of Jewish members of the United Nations, U.S. Cabinet, U.S. House of Representatives, and U.S. Senate.

The papers also contain information related to diplomacy, immigration and anti-discrimination legislation, and social welfare reform.

Types of material include affidavits, articles, biographical summaries, a book cover, books, brochures, calling cards, certificates, a comic strip, correspondence, a greeting card, invoices, invitations, journals, legal briefs, legislative bills, news clippings, oaths, pamphlets, poems, press releases, programs, speeches, and telegrams.

The documents are mostly in English, although there are some materials in French and Hebrew.

The papers are organized into the following series: Series I: United Nations; Series II: U.S. President's Cabinet; Series III: U.S. Supreme Court; Series IV: U.S. Governors, Series V: Diplomats; Series VI: U.S. Senators; Series VII: U.S. House of Representatives; Series VIII: Philanthropists; Series IX: Miscellaneous Jewish Leaders; and Series X: Miscellaneous Jewish Organizations.

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Arrangement

The collection has been arranged into ten series and oversized separate material listing as follows:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Executive Director of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Provenance

The papers were donated by Julius Bisno, 1968-1970, 1972 and Rose Bisno, 1989.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Julius Bisno Collection; P-85; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

 

Series I: United Nations, 1952-1953, 1955-1958, 1962

English.
Box 1, Folders 1-5.
Arrangement:

Folders are arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

Series I consists of a collection of items from various Jewish members of the United Nations. These include: Benjamin A. Cohen, Benjamin V. Cohen, Abraham H. Feller, Harry N. Rosenfield, and Harry Dexter White. The series includes addresses, articles, autographed photographs, biographical summaries, bulletins, correspondence, drafts of speeches, journals, and pamphlets, which Bisno collected. Additional items of interest are noted below.

Box 1, Folder 1 contains a biographical summary and an article describing Benjamin A. Cohen from the Jewish Community Bulletin. As a member of the United Nations, Ben Cohen was an Assistant Secretary General and later an under-secretary.

Box 1, Folder 2 includes an autographed copy of two of Benjamin V. Cohen's addresses on Disarmament and International Law. Cohen served as U.S. Deputy Representative to the U.N. Disarmament Mission. The first address was delivered at a meeting of the Disarmament Commission on March 14, 1952. The second address was delivered at a meeting of the American Branch of the International Law Association on May 9, 1952.

Box 1, Folder 3 consists of an article, correspondence, draft of a journal, journal, and news summary related to Abraham H. Feller. A.H. Feller, a native New Yorker, was a general counsel and director of the Legal Department of the United Nations since 1946. The draft of the journal pertains to his article "In Defense of Law and Morality" (published in the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science).

Box 1, Folder 4 contains an autographed photograph of Harry N. Rosenfield and a case study in administrative absolutism. Rosenfield served as Executive Secretary of the President's Commission on Immigration and Naturalization between 1952-1953. Rosenfield advocated for a change in the law regarding U.S. consular officers having absolute discretion to deny a visa to an alien.

Box 1, Folder 5 contains an article from Time magazine entitled "The Strange Case of Harry Dexter White." White drafted the basic plan for the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Cohen, Benjamin A.1955-1958
12Cohen, Benjamin V.1952
13Feller, Abraham H.1952-1953
  

(See also item in oversized folder)

 
14Rosenfield, Harry N.1952, 1955-1956
15White, Harry DexterNovember 23, 1963
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Series II: U.S. President's Cabinet, undated, 1911-1912, 1916, 1937, 1949, 1951-1952, 1960-1961, 1967-1968, 1980

English.
Box 1, Folders 6-17.
Arrangement:

Folders are arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

Series II contains a collection of items from Jewish members of the U.S. President's Cabinet. These include: Wilbur Joseph Cohen (U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Secretary, 1968-1969), Arthur Joseph Goldberg (U.S. Department of Labor, Secretary, 1961-1962), Neil Edward Goldschmidt (U.S. Department of Transportation, Secretary, 1979-1981), Philip Mayer Kaiser (U.S. Department of Labor, Assistant Secretary of Labor for International Affairs, 1945-1953), Philip Morris Klutznick (U.S. Department of Commerce, Secretary, 1980-1981), Marx Leva (U.S. Department of Defense, Assistant Secretary, 1949-1951), Henry Morgenthau Jr. (U.S. Department of the Treasury, Secretary, 1934-1945), Philip B. Perlman (U.S. Solicitor General, 1947-1952), Abraham Alexander Ribicoff (U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Secretary, 1961-1962), Oscar Solomon Straus (U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor, Secretary, 1906-1909), Lewis Lichtenstein Strauss (U.S. Department of Commerce, (Acting) Secretary, 1958-1959), and Joel D. Wolfsohn (U.S. Department of the Interior, Assistant Secretary, 1952-1953). The series consists of articles, autographed photographs, biographical summaries, bulletins, certificates, correspondence, invitations, legal briefs, and magazines. The correspondence between Julius Bisno and the U.S. Cabinet members are requests for autographed photographs and biographical summaries. Additional items of interest are noted below.

Box 1, Folder 13 contains a bulletin from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency about Philip Perlman's accomplishments and his passing. Folder 15 includes a photo-story on the inscription on the Oscar S. Straus Memorial. Folder 16 contains a bulletin from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency about Lewis L. Strauss receiving the Distinguished Service Medal for his services to the Navy and other governmental departments. Folder 17 includes a certificate appointing Joel Wolfsohn as the Assistant Secretary of the Interior.

BoxFolderTitleDate
16Cohen, Wilbur J.1968
17Goldberg, Arthur J.1961
18Goldschmidt, Neil1980
19Kaiser, Philip M.1949, 1952
110Klutznick, Philip M.1980
111Leva, Marx1949, 1952
112Morgenthau, Henry Jr.1937, 1949, 1952, 1967
113Perlman, Philip B.1951-1952, 1960
114Ribicoff, Abraham A.1961
115Straus, Oscar S.undated, 1911-1912, 1916
116Strauss, Lewis L.1950, 1952-1953, 1958, 1968
117Wolfsohn, Joel D.1952
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Series III: Supreme Court, undated, 1910, 1917-1918, 1924, 1926, 1932, 1936-1937, 1943, 1952, 1961, 1965, 1967-1968

English.
Box 1, Folders 18-21.
Arrangement:

Folders are arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

This series consists of a collection of items from Jewish members of the U.S. Supreme Court. These include: Louis D. Brandeis (1916-1941), Benjamin Nathan Cardozo (1932-1938), Abe Fortas (1965-1969), and Felix Frankfurter (1939-1965). The series consists of articles, biographical summaries, brochures, calling cards, correspondence, speeches, and telegrams. For the most part, Bisno collected their biographical summaries and correspondence. Additional items of interest are noted below.

Box 1, Folder 19 contains a speech and a telegram by William H. Anderson objecting to the appointment of Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo of New York to the Supreme Court. Folder 20 includes a brochure by Abe Fortas "concerning dissent and civil disobedience." Folder 20 also contains a Time magazine article pertaining to the surprise appointment of Justice Abe Fortas to the U.S. Supreme Court.

BoxFolderTitleDate
118Brandeis, Louis D.1910, 1917, 1924, 1937
119Cardozo, Benjamin N.undated, 1926, 1932, 1936
120Fortas, Abeundated, 1943, 1952, 1965, 1967-1968
  

(See also item in oversized folder)

 
121Frankfurter, Felixundated, 1918, 1952, 1961
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Series IV: U.S. Governors, undated, 1801, 1915-1916, 1918, 1931, 1933-1937, 1939, 1947-1949, 1952, 1955-1956, 1958-1959, 1961-1962

English.
Box 1, Folders 22-28 and Box 2, Folders 1-6.
Arrangement:

Folders are arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

Series IV contains a collection of items from Jewish U.S. Governors. These include: Moses Alexander (Idaho, 1915-1919), Simon Bamberger (Utah, 1917-1921), Morris Fidanque de Castro (U.S. Virgin Islands, 1949-1954), David Emanuel (Georgia, 1801-1801), George Fingold (Massachusetts, 1958), Ernest Gruening (Alaska, 1939-1953), Henry Horner (Illinois, 1933-1940), Herbert Henry Lehman (New York, 1933-1942), Julius L. Meier (Oregon, 1931-1935), Ralph M. Paiewonsky (U.S. Virgin Islands, 1961-1969), Abraham A. Ribicoff (Connecticut, 1955-1961), Arthur Seligman (New Mexico, 1931-1933), and David Sholtz (Florida, 1933-1937). Series IV consists of articles, biographical summaries, books, brochures, calling cards, certificates, correspondence, invitations, news clippings, oaths, programs, and speeches. Mainly, Bisno collected their autographed photographs, biographical summaries, calling cards and correspondence. Additional items of interest are noted below.

Box 1, Folder 22 includes a book entitled "Governors' Conference Proceedings" autographed by Moses Alexander. Folder 23 contains a photostat of Simon Bamberger's oath of office as the Governor of Utah on January 1, 1917 and a proclamation calling a special Session of the Legislature of the State. Folder 23 also contains an article from The Utah Educational Review on Bamberger. Folder 24 consists of a brochure from Morris F. de Castro about the construction and layout of the Government House in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Folder 25 includes two oaths of office of David Emanuel. Folder 26 contains a news clipping from The National Jewish Post regarding Attorney George Fingold becoming the first Jew to serve as Governor of Massachusetts. Folder 28 includes the inaugural address of Henry Horner, a book on the Henry Horner Memorial Monument located in Chicago, Illinois, an invitation to the inaugural ceremonies of the State Officers Elect, news articles and news clippings on Horner's swearing in as Governor of Illinois, and program of his inauguration ceremony.

Box 2, Folder 1 contains a speech by Herbert H. Lehman on immigration legislation. Folder 2 includes a certificate declaring Julius L. Meier as Governor of the State of Oregon. Folder 5 contains an application for appointment as notary public signed by Arthur Seligman. Folder 6 consists of a certificate declaring David Sholtz as Governor of the State of Florida.

BoxFolderTitleDate
122Alexander, Mosesundated, 1915-1916, 1952
123Bamberger, Simonundated, 1947, 1952
124DeCastro, Morris F.undated, 1952
125Emanuel, Davidundated, 1801, 1952
126Fingold, Georgeundated, February 25, 1955
127Gruening, Ernestundated
128Horner, Henryundated, 1918, 1933-1937, 1939, 1948-1949, 1952
  

(See also items in oversized folder)

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
21Lehman, Herbert H.undated, 1934, 1939, 1952, 1956, 1958, 1961
22Meier, Julius L.undated, 1934, 1952
  

(See also item in oversized folder)

 
23Paiewonsky, Ralph M.1962
24Ribicoff, Abraham A.1955-1956, 1959
  

(See also item in oversized folder)

 
25Seligman, Arthurundated, 1931, 1952
26Sholtz, Davidundated, 1934, 1952
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Series V: Diplomats, undated, 1820, 1833, 1852-1853, 1876, 1879, 1881, 1887, 1889, 1901, 1917, 1932-1933, 1935, 1952-1956, 1959

English and French.
Box 2, Folders 7-19.
Arrangement:

Folders are arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

Series V is devoted to Bisno's collection of materials relating to Jewish diplomats. These include: August Belmont (Austria, 1844-1850), Herman Bernstein (Eastern Europe and Russia, ?), Adolphe de Castro (Spain, 1920), Myron Melvin Cowen (Belgium, 1952), William Epstein (Canada, ?), Maxwell H. Gluck (Sri Lanka, 1957-1958), Francis Bret Harte (Prussia, 1878-1880), (Scotland, 1880-1885), Nathan Levy (and Joseph Gratz) (U.S. Virgin Islands, 1826-1834), Isidore Lubin (United States, ?), Henry Morgenthau Sr. (Ottoman Empire, 1913-1916), Samuel Sokobin (China, 1914), (Mexico, 1930), (Japan, 1940), David Walter Wainhouse (Austria, 1956?), and James D. Zellerbach (Italy, 1956). Series V includes affidavits, autographed photographs, biographical summaries, bulletins, calling cards, correspondence, invoices, and magazine articles. Bisno mainly collected autographed photographs, biographical summaries, calling cards, and correspondence. Additional items of interest are noted below.

Box 2, Folder 13 includes an 1881 invoice of goods bought by Francis Bret Harte. Folder 14 consists of an affidavit signed by Nathan Levy certifying that goods or merchandise were actually delivered to the Port of Philadelphia. Folder 15 contains an article from New York Times Magazine entitled "Hope of the Hungry Millions" by Isidore Lubin that talks about giving food plots to the poor and improving soil use to save lives and dispel unrest. Folder 16 includes an article from The Bar Harbor Times in which Henry Morgenthau Sr. touched briefly upon the problems of the world and the consequences that have to be faced. Folder 19 consists of an article from The National Jewish Post stating that James D. Zellerbach may become United States Ambassador to Italy. Folder 19 also contains a bulletin from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency naming James D. Zellerbach United States Ambassador to Italy.

BoxFolderTitleDate
27Belmont, Augustundated, 1852-1853, 1876, 1887, 1889
28Bernstein, Herman1932, 1955
29Castro, Adolphe deundated
210Cowen, Myron Melvinundated, 1953
211Epstein, WilliamJanuary 5, 1959
212Gluck, Maxwell H.undated
213Harte, Francis Bretundated, 1879, 1881, 1953-1954
214Levy, Nathan (and Gratz, Joseph)undated, 1820, 1833, 1952
215Lubin, Isidoreundated, 1901, 1952-1953
216Morgenthau, Henry Sr.undated, 1917, 1933, 1935
217Sokobin, Samuelundated, 1952-1953
218Wainhouse, David Walterundated
219Zellerbach, James D.1956
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Series VI: U.S. Senators, undated, 1842, 1844, 1852, 1925, 1952, 1958, 1962-1963

English.
Box 2, Folders 20-23.
Arrangement:

Folders are arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

This series consists of a collection of items from Jewish U.S. Senators. These include: Simon Guggenheim (Colorado, 1907-1913), Jacob Koppel Javits (New York, 1957-1981), Abraham Alexander Ribicoff (Connecticut, 1963-1981), and David Levy Yulee (Florida, 1845-1851, 1855-1861). Series VI contains autographed photographs, biographical summaries, calling cards, correspondence, legislative bills, news clippings, and speeches. Bisno collected autographed photographs, biographical descriptions, and correspondence of the U.S. Senators. Additional items of interest are noted below.

Box 2, Folder 21 contains two copies of Bill H.R. 5945, an anti-discrimination measure that Jacob K. Javits introduced. Folder 21 also includes a speech of Senator Jacob K. Javits in which he remarks on the six years of momentous world events that occurred during his term. Folder 23 contains a news clipping regarding "California Statehood" from an unknown publication that reports that David Yulee firmly spoke out on the bill for California statehood.

BoxFolderTitleDate
220Guggenheim, Simonundated, February 26, 1925
221Javits, Jacob K.undated, 1952, 1958, 1962-1963
222Ribicoff, Abraham A.1963
223Yulee, David Levyundated, 1842, 1844, 1852
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Series VII: U.S. House of Representatives, undated, 1907, 1913, 1917, 1924, 1926, 1930, 1932, 1935-1938, 1943, 1947-1948, 1950, 1952, 1955, 1963

English.
Box 2, Folders 24-46.
Arrangement:

Scope and Content:

Series VII contains a collection of items from Jewish members of U.S. House of Representatives. These include: Victor Louis Berger (Wisconsin, 1911-1913, 1923-1929), Sol Bloom (New York, 1923-1949), Emanuel Celler (New York, 1923-1973), William Michael Citron (Connecticut, 1927-?, 1933-1938), Isidore Dollinger (New York, 1949-1959), Leonard Farbstein (New York, 1957-1971), Samuel Nathaniel Friedel (Maryland, 1953-1971), Jacob H. Gilbert (New York, 1960-1963, 1963-1971), Seymour Halpern (New York, 1959-1973), Charles Samuel Joelson (New Jersey, 1961-1969), Julius Kahn (California, 1899-1903, 1905-1924), Arthur George Klein (New York, 1941-1956), Herman P. Koppelmann (Connecticut, 1933-1938, 1941-1942, 1945-1946), Fiorello H. LaGuardia (New York, 1917-1919, 1922-1933), Meyer London (New York, 1915-1919, 1921-1923), Abraham Jacob Multer (New York, 1947-1967), Abraham Alexander Ribicoff (Connecticut, 1949-1953), Benjamin Stanley Rosenthal (New York, 1962-1963, 1963-1983, 1983), Adolph Joachim Sabath (Illinois, 1907-1952), Leon Sacks (Pennsylvania, 1937-1943), Isidore Straus (New York, 1894-1895), Herman Toll (Pennsylvania, 1959-1963, 1963-1967), and Samuel Arthur Weiss (Pennsylvania, 1941-1943, 1943-1945, 1945-1946). This series includes articles, autographed photographs, biographical summaries, a book cover, bulletins, calling cards, correspondence, invitations, and speeches. Bisno mainly collected autographed photographs, biographical summaries, calling cards, and correspondence from the Jewish members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Other items of appeal are listed below.

Box 2, Folder 25 consists of a Member's Pass House of Representatives card and a book cover of "The Autobiography of Sol Bloom." Folder 27 contains a statement by the Steuben Society Political Committee to all voters of German extraction objecting to William Citron as Representative. Folder 28 includes a speech of Isidore Dollinger in 1952 in honor of the 4th anniversary of Israel as an independent nation.

Box 2, Folder 35 consists of a speech by Arthur Klein in the House of Representatives in which he calls attention to a book entitled "The Atomic Spies" written by his good friend, Oliver Pilat. Klein states in his own words "traitors are made out of their own half-world of ethics and morale." Folder 36 includes a speech by Herman P. Koppelmann in the House of Representatives concerning "Lobbying Over Congress." Folder 39 consists of a speech by Abraham Multer in the House of Representatives telling "the truth about the Jews in Spain." Folder 40 includes a bulletin from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency naming Abraham Ribicoff as a candidate for Governor of Connecticut. Folder 42 contains a bulletin from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency regarding the death of Adolph Joachim Sabath. Folder 46 includes an invitation of Samuel Weiss to his daughter's wedding.

BoxFolderTitleDate
224Berger, Victor L.undated, April 3, 1926
225Bloom, Solundated, 1930, 1932, 1936-1937, 1948
226Celler, Emanuelundated, 1935, 1955
227Citron, William M.undated, October 21, 1955
228Dollinger, Isidoreundated, 1952
229Farbstein, Leonard1963
230Friedel, Samuel N.undated, January 8, 1963
231Gilbert, Jacob H.undated, January 8, 1963
232Halpern, Seymour1963
233Joelson, Charles S.undated, January 3, 1963
234Kahn, Juliusundated, August 6, 1913
235Klein, Arthur G.1952
236Koppelmann, Herman P.undated, 1938, 1955
237LaGuardia, Fiorello H.undated, 1924, 1932, 1943
238London, Meyerundated, April 30, 1917
239Multer, Abraham J.undated, 1950, 1952, 1963
240Ribicoff, Abraham A.undated, October 2, 1952
241Rosenthal, Benjamin S.undated, January 10, 1963
242Sabath, Adolph Joachimundated, 1947, 1952
243Sacks, Leonundated, February 15, 1938
244Straus, Isidoreundated, December 25, 1907
245Toll, Hermanundated, January 8, 1963
246Weiss, Samuel Arthurundated, 1952, 1955
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Series VIII: Philanthropists, 1917, 1922, 1930

English.
Box 2, Folders 47-49.
Arrangement:

Folders are arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

Series VIII contains a collection of items relating to Jewish philanthropists. These include: Julius Rosenwald, Jacob Henry Schiff, and Felix W. Warburg. This series consists of biographical summaries and correspondence.

BoxFolderTitleDate
247Rosenwald, JuliusJanuary 4, 1922
248Schiff, Jacob HenryFebruary 19, 1917
249Warburg, Felix W.May 2, 1930
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Series IX: Miscellaneous Jewish Leaders, undated, 1852, 1863, 1872, 1886, 1891, 1893, 1915, 1918, 1921, 1923, 1926-1927, 1932-1934, 1936, 1938-1941, 1945-1947, 1949-1950, 1952, 1954, 1957-1958, 1964-1968

English.
Box 3, Folders 1-37.
Arrangement:

Folders are arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

Series IX contains a collection of items concerning various Jewish leaders. These include: Cyrus Adler, Rabbi Felix Adler, Jacob M. Arvey, Dr. Felix Bloch, James Clinton, Sheldon S. Cohen, Wyatt Earp, L. Wolfe Gilbert, Samuel Gompers and Bernard Baruch, Rebecca Gratz, Benjamin Guggenheim, Meyer Guggenheim, Arthur Garfield Hays, Solomon Hirsch, Admiral Solomon S. Isquith, Morris Jastrow Jr., Otto H. Kahn, Dr. Joseph Kaplan, Max Lerner, David Eli Lilienthal, Louis Marshall, Mordecai Myers, Robert R. Nathan, Joseph B. Nones, Adolph S. Ochs, Admiral Hyman George Rickover, A.S.W. Rosenbach, Samuel L. Rosenman, Dr. Samuel Ruben, Mortimer Schiff, David Stern 3rd, Nathan Straus, Arthur Hays Sulzberger, Louis Untermeyer, Samuel Untermeyer, Edward M.M. Warburg, and Stephen S. Wise. This series consists of articles, autographed photographs, biographical summaries, calling cards, a comic strip, correspondence, invoices, news clippings, a personal account, a poem, and press releases. For the most part, Bisno collected autographed photographs, biographical summaries, calling cards, and correspondence from the Jewish leaders. Additional items of interest are noted below.

Box 3, Folder 1 consists of a personal account of Cyrus Adler taken from "On The Steppes," the diary of James N. Rosenberg of a journey through Russia in the interest of the Joint Distribution Committee. Folder 4 includes an article from the Los Angeles Times about Dr. Felix Bloch winning the Nobel Prize in Physics. Folder 6 contains a press release that states that Sheldon S. Cohen, the U.S. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, will be in the Los Angeles District Headquarters for a day. Cohen will be on a videotaped television appearance for the Los Angeles Federal Executive Board and will also address the Jewish Community Foundation and Welfare Fund at a luncheon.

Folder 12 contains an invoice signed by Meyer Guggenheim on December 28, 1872 for entry of merchandise imported from Liverpool to Philadelphia. Folder 14 includes an invoice signed by Solomon Hirsch from E. Hatoun for an ornamental brass tray and stand from Cairo, Egypt. Folder 15 contains news clippings from an unknown publication. In one of the clippings, Rear Admiral Solomon S. Isquith was elected President of an Israel ship group and commanding officer of the USS Utah.

Box 3, Folder 21 includes an article from an unknown publication in which Louis Marshall, a noted New York lawyer, reminisces on his past 70 years and remarks over striking differences between present life and that of his youth. Folder 24 consists of a legal document signed as witness and Notary Public by Joseph B. Nones. Folder 24 also contains a comic strip on "Stephen Decatur and the Barbary Pirates" satirizing the fact that Nones was badly injured during the Algerian War when the Guerrere won a great naval victory under Decatur. Folder 26 includes an article in Time magazine on Admiral Hyman George Rickover, a naval engineer and developer of "Nautilus," the first nuclear submarine.

Folder 33 includes a New York Times news clipping dated December 12, 1952 relating to Arthur Hays Sulzberger as President and Publisher. Folder 34 contains a poem authored by Louis Untermeyer. Folder 36 consists of a greeting card from the family of Edward M.M. Warburg acknowledging Bisno's expressions of sympathy.

BoxFolderTitleDate
31Adler, CyrusSeptember 7, 1927
32Adler, Rabbi Felixundated
33Arvey, Jacob M.December 2, 1939
34Bloch, Dr. FelixNovember 7, 1952
35Clinton, Jamesundated
36Cohen, Sheldon S.1965-1966
37Earp, WyattJuly 26, 1968
38Gilbert, L. Wolfeundated, June 8, 1964
39Gompers, Samuel and Baruch, Bernardundated, 1893, 1932, 1957
310Gratz, Rebeccaundated
311Guggenheim, BenjaminJuly 6, 1886
312Guggenheim, Meyer1872
313Hays, Arthur GarfieldMay 22, 1934
314Hirsch, SolomonApril 16, 1891
315Isquith, Admiral Solomon S.1949-1950
316Jastrow, Morris Jr.June 19, 1921
317Kahn, Otto H.March 30, 1926
318Kaplan, Dr. JosephJanuary 14, 1918
319Lerner, MaxApril 17, 1946
320Lilienthal, David Eli1940-1941, 1945, 1950, 1952
321Marshall, Louis1915, 1927
322Myers, Mordecaiundated, January 12, 1863
323Nathan, Robert R.June 27, 1946
324Nones, Joseph B.1852
325Ochs, Adolph S.May 4, 1934
326Rickover, Admiral Hyman GeorgeJanuary 11, 1954
327Rosenbach, A.S.W.February 5, 1927
328Rosenman, Samuel L.February 21, 1933
329Ruben, Dr. Samuelundated, May 15, 1967
330Schiff, MortimerSeptember 12, 1923
331Stern, David IIIJuly 8, 1938
332Straus, NathanAugust 13, 1927
333Sulzberger, Arthur Hays1947, 1952
334Untermeyer, LouisApril 1954
335Untermeyer, SamuelJanuary 12, 1932
336Warburg, Edward M.M.October 1958
337Wise, Stephen S.1933, 1936
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Series X: Miscellaneous Jewish Organizations, undated, 1867, 1922-1932, 1937

English.
Box 3, Folders 38-40.
Arrangement:

Folders are arranged by city name.

Scope and Content:

Series X includes a collection of items from various Jewish organizations. These include: Congregation Talmud Torah of Los Angeles, various Jewish organizations of Los Angeles, and Oregon Stage Company of San Francisco. This series contains advertisements, certificates, correspondence, invitations, invoices, maps, membership file records, and programs.

BoxFolderTitleDate
338Los Angeles: Congregation Talmud Torah1923-1932
339Los Angeles: Miscellaneous Jewish Organizationsundated, 1922, 1928-1930, 1937
3 40San Francisco: Printed Invoice and Cash Receipt to Oregon Stage CompanySeptember 1, 1867
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Separated Oversized Material in OS1 Shared Folder, undated, 1933-1934, 1937, 1955, 1968

English.
Box TitleDate
OS1F “U.N. Has A Bad Week,” unknown publicationundated
  

(Separated from Box 1, Folder 3)

 
OS1F B’nai B’rith MessengerJuly 5, 1968
  

(Separated from Box 1, Folder 20)

 
OS1F State of Illinois ProclamationMay 12, 1933
  

(Separated from Box 1, Folder 28)

2 copies.
 
OS1F State of Illinois ProclamationAugust 1, 1937
  

(Separated from Box 1, Folder 28)

 
OS1F Notarial Commission – State of OregonMay 26, 1934
  

(Separated from Box 2, Folder 2)

 
OS1F State of Connecticut ProclamationNovember 15, 1955
  

(Separated from Box 2, Folder 4)

 
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