Guide to the Papers of Shloyme Rosenberg Collection (1896-1975), undated, 1940-1977
 
*P-712

Processed by Abby Lester (December 1999), Marvin Rusinek (September-October 2006)

American Jewish Historical Society

Center for Jewish History

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Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on October 31, 2006. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rosenberg, Shloyme (1896-1975)
Title: Shloyme Rosenberg Collection
Dates:undated, 1940-1977
Abstract: The Shloyme Rosenberg Collection contains manuscripts and newspaper columns written by Rosenberg. Also included are some personal materials such as correspondence, certificates, and international documentation. Newspaper columns comprise the majority of the collection and are written under a variety of pseudonyms, including S.R. Berg, A. Prashker, I. Prashker, S. Prashker, Reb Shloyme, and Shrage. The manuscript and newspaper and journal publications series are divided into works written under Shloyme Rosenberg's own name and works written under any of his pseudonyms. A majority of the material is written in Yiddish, with some manuscripts translated into English and some articles in Hebrew. Yiddish titles have been transliterated and are arranged according to transliterated title.
Languages: The collection is predominantly in Yiddish, with some English, French, and Hebrew.
Quantity: 11.15 linear feet (12 manuscript boxes, 2 20"x16"x3" boxes, 1 24"x20"x3" box)
Identification: P-712
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Biographical Note
portrait of Shloyme Rosenberg

Shloyme Rosenberg with Sholem Asch

Shloyme Rosenberg, son of Henoch and Nehama Rosenberg, was born in Laskarzew, Poland on April 23, 1896. As a boy in Poland, he studied at the gymnasium Staszic in Lublin. At the age of 22, in February of 1918, Rosenberg published his first poem entitled "The Death of the Priest Eli." After this publication, as Rosenberg writes, "so I became a writer!" In 1919, he traveled to Palestine and worked in the orange groves and vineyards. The cousin of famed Yiddish theater actor Maurice Schwartz, Rosenberg also acted on the Hebrew stage in Israel.

In 1922, upon his return to Poland, he became a printer. All the while, he still wrote poems and began translating works into Yiddish from Russian, French, and Polish. As he describes it, "I read by a chance the great work of the renowned Polish writer Stanislaw Wladislaw Reymont, his 4 volume 'CHLOPI'... and I was very impressed by it." The work inspired Rosenberg to translate it into Yiddish. This was no small feat considering the book inspired Rosenberg to translate it into Yiddish. This was no small feat considering the book was approximately 2,000 pages. The endeavor took him two years, 1924 to 1926, to accomplish. Apparently, Reymont knew about the translation and was "delighted" when it was done.

Around this time, Rosenberg began writing for the Haynt, a large Yiddish daily newspaper in Warsaw, Poland. Sholem Asch, who at the time was also a contributor to the Haynt from Nice, France, read Rosenberg's translation of Chlopi and requested that he become Asch's literary secretary. Rosenberg accepted and went to live in Nice. While in Nice, Rosenberg begam to write novels and published them in serial form in the Haynt. His position with Sholem Asch lasted from 1930 to 1938.

On February 28, 1936, Rosenberg married Regina Prashker. In 1937, while still in Nice, their son Marc Israel was born. According to Marc, while there, Rosenberg wrote articles, condemning Hitler. Apparently someone informed Rosenberg that he was on a hit list due to these articles and when war broke out, Rosenberg, along with his wife and son, escaped to Morocco. In 1941, after a year in Morocco, the Rosenbergs found their way to the United States. Within three months, Shloyme became a staff member for the Jewish Day, a Yiddish newspaper. Already fluent in German, French, Polish, Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian, he taught himself English and spent a lot of time at the Columbia University Library. Rosenberg stayed at the Jewish Day until the last years of his life. During this time, Shloyme and Regina had another son, Harold Reuben and then adopted a daughter, Rene Frayman.

While writing for the Jewish Day, Rosenberg published many serial novels along with thousands of articles, essays, and reviews. Many of these were published under various pseudonyms such as S.R. Berg, A. Prashker, I. Prashker, S. Prashker, Reb Shloyme, and Shrage. Some of the pseudonyms are clear. S.R. Berg clearly stands for "Shloyme Rosen Berg;" Prashker is his wife's maiden name. Shrage, however, is somewhat of a mystery. Rosenberg's publications include Tsvishn Feyer un Shwert, 1942; Der Idisher Monakh, 1943; Idishe Heldn, 1943; Rabbi Akiba, 1944; Shlomo Hamelech, 1944; In Kamf far a Neyer Velt, 1945; Der Idisher Prinz, 1947; Bar Kochba, 1948; Rabbi Meir and Beruriah, 1950; Moshiach's Tsayin, 1950; Der Idisher Kenig bei der Volga, 1954; Sholem Asch Fun Der Noent, 1958; Di Kuzrim, 1960; and Shabbetzay Zevi, 1965. He was a member of the Yiddish PEN Club, the Yiddish Writers Union, LZOA-Poale Zion, and Farband Labor Zionist Order. He also wrote for the Yiddish theater in New York City. Shloyme Rosenberg died in New York in 1975 at the age of seventy-nine.

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Scope and Content Note

The Shloyme Rosenberg Collection contains manuscripts and newspaper columns written by Rosenberg. Also included are some personal materials such as correspondence, certificates, and international documentation. Newspaper columns comprise the majority of the collection and are written under a variety of pseudonyms, including S.R. Berg, A. Prashker, I. Prashker, S. Prashker, Reb Shloyme, and Shrage. The manuscript and newspaper and journal publications series are divided into works written under Shloyme Rosenberg's own name and works written under any of his pseudonyms. A majority of the material is written in Yiddish, with some manuscripts translated into English and some articles in Hebrew. Yiddish titles have been transliterated and are arranged according to transliterated title. The collection is arranged in three series: Series I: Manuscripts, Series II: Newspaper and Journal Publications, and Series III: Subject Files.

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Arrangement

The collection has been arranged into three 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 Society acquired the collection from Marc Rosenberg in 1987.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Shloyme Rosenberg Collection; P-712; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Access Points

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Container List

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

Click the box in the request column to open the form that allows you to request a box for onsite viewing in the reading room at the Center for Jewish History, New York, NY.

 

Series I: Manuscripts, undated, 1940-1942, 1951, 1953

English, Yiddish.
Box 1 - Box 5 Folder 47
Scope and Content:

Series I: Manuscripts contains manuscripts written by Shloyme Rosenberg under his own name as well as those written under any of his pseudonyms. Manuscripts translated into English are marked with an (E) after the title. Some correspondence and reviews pertaining to particular manuscripts are also located in this series, although most correspondence has been arranged in a separate correspondence folder in Series III: Subject Files. Series I is divided into two subseries: Subseries A: S. Rosenberg and Subseries B: Pseudonyms. In Subseries A: S. Rosenberg, manuscripts are arranged alphabetically by title; in Subseries B: Pseudonyms, manuscripts are arranged first alphabetically by pseudonym and then alphabetically by manuscript title under each pseudonym.

Subseries A: S. Rosenberg, undated, 1940-1942, 1951, 1953

English, Yiddish.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by transliterated title.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11Blimelekh fun undzer literarishn gorinundatedrequest_box
12Chmelnitski's tsaytnundatedrequest_box
13Double Check (E)undatedrequest_box
14Far a neyer veltundatedrequest_box
15Far a neyer velt, pages 146-420undatedrequest_box
16Far a neyer velt, pages 421-555undatedrequest_box
17Der film registerundatedrequest_box
18Gevise farkirtsonenundatedrequest_box
19Idisher monakh, pages 233-endundatedrequest_box
110Idisher monakh, pages 458-endundatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
211Der Idisher prinzundatedrequest_box
212-13In land fun tarkvemadeundatedrequest_box
214Literarishe folks-angentnundatedrequest_box
215The Man in the Black Hat (E)undatedrequest_box
216Mekartiism af ist-bradvayundatedrequest_box
217-18Di pleytimundated,1940-1941request_box
219Queen of the Underworld (E)undatedrequest_box
220Rabbi Akiba (E), chapters 1-2 and synopsisundatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
321-23Rabbi Akiba (E), chapters 1-7, 21, and synopsisundatedrequest_box
324Rabbi Akiba (E), chapters 6, 7, 21undatedrequest_box
325Rabbi Akiba (E), excerptsundatedrequest_box
326Rabbi Meir and Beruriah (E) (with relating correspondence and review)undatedrequest_box
327Rabbi Meir and Beruriah (E) (and review)undated, 1951request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
428-30Rabbi Meir and Beruriah (E) (annotated)undatedrequest_box
431Revenge (E) (with relating correspondence)undated, 1942, 1953request_box
432Sholem Asch (E)undatedrequest_box
433S'iz geevarn 40 yar nakhn pogrom in ifnundatedrequest_box
434The Sun Betrayed Her (E)undatedrequest_box
435Tsvishn feyer un shverdundatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
536-37'Twixt Fire and the Sword (E)undatedrequest_box
538A yugnt bildundatedrequest_box
539Untitledundatedrequest_box
540Untitled, pages 2-endundatedrequest_box
541Untitled, prologue and chapters 1-2undatedrequest_box

Subseries B: Pseudonyms, undated

English, Yiddish.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by pseudonym and within pseudonym by transliterated title.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
542S.R. Berg, Chmelnitski's tsaytnundatedrequest_box
543-44S. Prashker, Iber okeanen un continentnundatedrequest_box
545-46S. Prashker, A shvester's farratundatedrequest_box
547Reb Shloyme, Untitledundatedrequest_box
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Series II: Newspaper and Journal Publications, undated, 1940-1977

Yiddish.
Box 5, Folder 48- Box 9, Folder 88; Box 13-14(OS1), Folder 124; Box 15(OS2), Folders 129-132.
Scope and Content:

Series II: Newspaper and Journal Publications consists of the various newspaper columns as well as journal articles written by Shloyme Rosenberg under his own name and under his many pseudonyms. Most of the newspaper articles are serial columns published over many weeks. Some of these columns were eventually edited as manuscripts and published as such. As in Series I: Manuscripts, newspaper and journal publications are divided into two subseries: Subseries A: Shloyme Rosenberg and Subseries B: Pseudonyms. Within Subseries A: Shloyme Rosenberg, newspaper columns are arranged alphabetically by title of column. In Series B: Pseudonyms, folders are first arranged alphabetically by pseudonym, and within each pseudonym, the columns are alphabetical by title.

Subseries A: Shloyme Rosenberg, undated, 1940-1977

Yiddish.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by transliterated article title.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
548"Altmanakh-Idish" (in Undzer Dor)1962request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
649"Aza iz das lebn"undatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
13(OS1)109a"Aza iz das lebn" (USER COPY)undated, 1966request_box
13(OS1)109b"Aza iz das lebn" (RESTRICTED)undated, 1966request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
650"Di khnenim fun snipishak" (in Bitokhn)1961request_box
651"Durkh fayer un flamen"undatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
12110a"Far a neyer velt" (Folder 1 of 2) (USER COPY)undated, 1972request_box
12110b"Far a neyer velt" (Folder 1 of 2) (RESTRICTED)undated, 1972request_box
12111a"Far a neyer velt" (Folder 2 of 2) (USER COPY)undated, 1972request_box
12111b"Far a neyer velt" (Folder 2 of 2) (RESTRICTED)undated, 1972request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
652"Idish un hebraish in Medina" (in Undzer Dor)1962request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15(OS2)129a"Der Idisher monakh" (USER COPY)undated, 1943request_box
15(OS2)129b"Der Idisher monakh" (RESTRICTED)undated, 1943request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
653"Der Idisher shreiber un zany kritiker" (in Undzer Dor)1962request_box
654"Der lebediker iz nisht goyrem" (in Oifsnai)1958request_box
655"Der man vas ekzistiert nisht"undatedrequest_box
656"Di nakomeh fun a kintsler"undatedrequest_box
657"Di pleytim" Iundated, 1940-1941request_box
658"Di pleytim" IIundated, 1940-1941request_box
659"Di pleytim" IIIundated, 1940-1941request_box
660a"Di pleytim" IV (USER COPY)undated, 1940-1941request_box
660b"Di pleytim" IV (RESTRICTED)undated, 1940-1941request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
761"Di pleytim" Vundated, 1940-1941request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
12112a"Di pleytim" (Folder 1 of 2) (USER COPY)undatedrequest_box
12112b"Di pleytim" (Folder 1 of 2) (RESTRICTED)undatedrequest_box
12113a"Di pleytim" (Folder 2 of 2) (USER COPY)undatedrequest_box
12113b"Di pleytim" (Folder 2 of 2) (RESTRICTED)undatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
762"Der professor"undatedrequest_box
763"Shlomo Hamelekh" Iundatedrequest_box
764"Shlomo Hamelekh" IIundatedrequest_box
765"Shlomo Hamelekh" IIIundatedrequest_box
766"Shlomo Hamelekh"undated, 1945request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
867"Taybele" Iundatedrequest_box
868"Taybele" IIundatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
13(OS1)114a"Taybele" (USER COPY)undatedrequest_box
13(OS1)114b"Taybele" (RESTRICTED)undatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
869"Di tsen tsadikim" (in Undzer Dor)1962request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
13(OS1)115aColumns in the Jewish American (USER COPY)1955-1965request_box
13(OS1)115bColumns in the Jewish American (RESTRICTED)1955-1965request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
870Miscellaneous Articlesundated, 1940-1970request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
13(OS1)116aMiscellaneous Articles (USER COPY)undated, 1944-1946request_box
13(OS1)116bMiscellaneous Articles (RESTRICTED)undated, 1944-1946request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15(OS2)130aMiscellaneous Articles (USER COPY)undated, 1945-1977request_box
15(OS2)130bMiscellaneous Articles (RESTRICTED)undated, 1945-1977request_box

Subseries B: Pseudonyms, undated, 1944, 1955-1956, 1958-1959, 1961, 1964, 1967-1968

English, Yiddish.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by pseudonym and within pseudonym by transliterated article title.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
871S.R. Berg, "Chmelnitski's tsaytn"undatedrequest_box
872S.R. Berg, "G'zayrat taykh"undatedrequest_box
873S.R. Berg, Miscellaneous Articleundatedrequest_box
874A. Prashker, "Yugnt zind"undatedrequest_box
875I. Prashker, "Libe un farbrekhn"undatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
13(OS1)117aI. Prashker, "Libe un farbrekhn" (USER COPY)undated, 1968request_box
13(OS1)117bI. Prashker, "Libe un farbrekhn" (RESTRICTED)undated, 1968request_box
13(OS1)118aS. Prashker, "Der Idisher detektiv" (USER COPY)undatedrequest_box
13(OS1)118bS. Prashker, "Der Idisher detektiv" (RESTRICTED)undatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
976S. Prashker, "Der Idisher detektiv"undated, 1956request_box
  

(See also item in oversized folder)

 
977S. Prashker, "A korbm fun zind"1961request_box
  

(See also item in oversized folder)

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15(OS2)131aS. Prashker, "A korbm fun zind" (Folder 1 of 2) (USER COPY)1961request_box
15(OS2)131bS. Prashker, "A korbm fun zind" (Folder 1 of 2) (RESTRICTED)1961request_box
15(OS2)132aS. Prashker, "A korbm fun zind" (Folder 2 of 2) (USER COPY)1961request_box
15(OS2)132bS. Prashker, "A korbm fun zind" (Folder 2 of 2) (RESTRICTED)1961request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
978S. Prashker, "Libe un farbrekhn"undatedrequest_box
979S. Prashker, "Libe un farbrekhn"undated, 1958request_box
980S. Prashker, "Der mentsh mit tsvay ponimer"undatedrequest_box
981S. Prashker, "Der mentsh mit tsvay ponimer"1956request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
13(OS1)119aS. Prashker, "Der mentsh mit tsvay ponimer" (USER COPY)undated, 1967request_box
13(OS1)119bS. Prashker, "Der mentsh mit tsvay ponimer" (RESTRICTED)undated, 1967request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14(OS1)120aS. Prashker, "Dem prakurars sod," no. 1-19 (USER COPY)undatedrequest_box
14(OS1)120bS. Prashker, "Dem prakurars sod," no. 1-19 (RESTRICTED)undatedrequest_box
14(OS1)121aS. Prashker, "Dem prakurars sod," no. 20-37, 57-60 (USER COPY)undatedrequest_box
14(OS1)121bS. Prashker, "Dem prakurars sod," no. 20-37, 57-60 (RESTRICTED)undatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
982S. Prashker, "Dem prakurars sod"undated, 1958request_box
983"Yugnt zind"undated, 1959request_box
  

(See also item in oversized folder)

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14(OS1)122a"Yugnt zind" (USER COPY)undated, 1967request_box
14(OS1)122b"Yugnt zind" (RESTRICTED)undated, 1967request_box
14(OS1)123aUntitled (USER COPY)undated, 1955request_box
14(OS1)123bUntitled (RESTRICTED)undated, 1955request_box
14(OS1)124aMiscellaneous Articles (USER COPY)undatedrequest_box
14(OS1)124bMiscellaneous Articles (RESTRICTED)undatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
984Miscellaneous Articlesundated, 1964request_box
985-86Reb Shloyme, "Afn zilber"undatedrequest_box
987Miscellaneous Articlesundatedrequest_box
988Shrage, Miscellaneous Articlesundated, 1944request_box
  

(See also item in oversized folder)

 
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Series III: Subject Files, undated, 1940-1977

English, Yiddish.
Boxes 9, Folders 89-90-Box 11; Box 13, Folders 125-128; Box 14, Folders 133-135.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

Series III: Subject Files consists of various correspondence and reviews and publicity of manuscripts, as well as speeches and other miscellaneous material. Researchers are encouraged to consult the manuscript series to locate additional correspondence. Series III is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
989Articlesundated, 1941-1958request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15(OS2)133aArticles (USER COPY)undated, 1942-1962request_box
15(OS2)133bArticles (RESTRICTED)undated, 1942-1962request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
990Articles about Rosenbergundated, 1950-1966request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15(OS2)134aArticles about Rosenberg (USER COPY)1952-1977request_box
15(OS2)134bArticles about Rosenberg (RESTRICTED)1952-1977request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1091Correspondenceundated, 1943-1973request_box
1092Correspondence relating to the Trilogyundated, 1968request_box
1093Journals1954request_box
1094Journals1954-1958request_box
1095Personal Informationundated, 1940-1965request_box
1096Photographundatedrequest_box
1097Reviews and publicity, Der Idisher kenig bey der Volgaundated, 1954-1955request_box
1098Reviews and publicity, "Kandelabra"undated, 1955request_box
1099Reviews and publicity, "Di Kuzrim"undated, 1960-1962request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14(OS1)125Reviews and publicity, "Di Kuzrim"undated, 1960-1962request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
10100Reviews and publicity, Rabbi Akibaundated, 1947-1949request_box
10101Reviews and publicity, Rabbi Meir and Beruriahundated, 1951-1956request_box
10102Reviews and publicity, "Shabbetzay Zevi"undated, 1965request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14(OS1)126aReviews and publicity, "Shabbetzay Zevi" (USER COPY)undated, 1965-1967request_box
14(OS1)126bReviews and publicity, "Shabbetzay Zevi" (RESTRICTED)undated, 1965-1967request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
10103Reviews and publicity, Sholem Asch fun der noentundatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14(OS1)127aReviews and publicity, Sholem Asch fun der noent (USER COPY)undatedrequest_box
14(OS1)127bReviews and publicity, Sholem Asch fun der noent (RESTRICTED)undatedrequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15(OS2)135aReviews and publicity, Sholem Asch fun der noent (USER COPY)undated, 1957-1959request_box
15(OS2)135bReviews and publicity, Sholem Asch fun der noent (RESTRICTED)undated, 1957-1959request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11104Reviews and publicity, Sholem Asch fun der noent1957-1962request_box
11105Reviews and publicity, Miscellaneous Reviewsundated, 1947-1965request_box
11106Sholem Aschundated, 1956-1965request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14(OS1)128aSholem Asch (USER COPY)undated, 1957request_box
14(OS1)128bSholem Asch (RESTRICTED)undated, 1957request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11107Short Stories (by other authors)undated, 1966request_box
11108Speechesundatedrequest_box
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Separated Oversized Material in Box 14 (OS1), undated, 1944, 1956, 1959, 1961

Yiddish.
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14(OS1)1S. Prashker, "Der Idisher detektiv"undated, 1956request_box
  

(Separated from Box 9, Folder 76)

 
14(OS1)2S. Prashker, "A korbm fun zind"1961request_box
  

(Separated from Box 9, Folder 77)

 
14(OS1)3S. Prashker, "Yugnt zind"undated, 1959request_box
  

(Separated from Box 9, Folder 83)

 
14(OS1)4Shrage, Miscellaneous articlesundated, 1944request_box
  

(Separated from Box 9, Folder 88)

 
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