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)

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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.

 

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.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Blimelekh fun undzer literarishn gorinundated
12Chmelnitski's tsaytnundated
13Double Check (E)undated
14Far a neyer veltundated
15Far a neyer velt, pages 146-420undated
16Far a neyer velt, pages 421-555undated
17Der film registerundated
18Gevise farkirtsonenundated
19Idisher monakh, pages 233-endundated
110Idisher monakh, pages 458-endundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
211Der Idisher prinzundated
212-13In land fun tarkvemadeundated
214Literarishe folks-angentnundated
215The Man in the Black Hat (E)undated
216Mekartiism af ist-bradvayundated
217-18Di pleytimundated,1940-1941
219Queen of the Underworld (E)undated
220Rabbi Akiba (E), chapters 1-2 and synopsisundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
321-23Rabbi Akiba (E), chapters 1-7, 21, and synopsisundated
324Rabbi Akiba (E), chapters 6, 7, 21undated
325Rabbi Akiba (E), excerptsundated
326Rabbi Meir and Beruriah (E) (with relating correspondence and review)undated
327Rabbi Meir and Beruriah (E) (and review)undated, 1951
BoxFolderTitleDate
428-30Rabbi Meir and Beruriah (E) (annotated)undated
431Revenge (E) (with relating correspondence)undated, 1942, 1953
432Sholem Asch (E)undated
433S'iz geevarn 40 yar nakhn pogrom in ifnundated
434The Sun Betrayed Her (E)undated
435Tsvishn feyer un shverdundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
536-37'Twixt Fire and the Sword (E)undated
538A yugnt bildundated
539Untitledundated
540Untitled, pages 2-endundated
541Untitled, prologue and chapters 1-2undated

Subseries B: Pseudonyms, undated

English, Yiddish.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by pseudonym and within pseudonym by transliterated title.

BoxFolderTitleDate
542S.R. Berg, Chmelnitski's tsaytnundated
543-44S. Prashker, Iber okeanen un continentnundated
545-46S. Prashker, A shvester's farratundated
547Reb Shloyme, Untitledundated
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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.

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

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.

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

(See also item in oversized folder)

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

(See also item in oversized folder)

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

(See also item in oversized folder)

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

(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.

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

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

(Separated from Box 9, Folder 76)

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

(Separated from Box 9, Folder 77)

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

(Separated from Box 9, Folder 83)

 
14(OS1)4Shrage, Miscellaneous articlesundated, 1944
  

(Separated from Box 9, Folder 88)

 
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