Guide to the Papers of Admiral Lewis Lichtenstein Strauss (1896-1974),
1908-1973

P-632

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Descriptive summary

Creator: Strauss, Lewis Lichtenstein, Admiral, 1896-1974
Title: Admiral Lewis Lichtenstein Strauss Papers
Dates:1908-1973
Abstract: This collection is comprised of papers pertaining to Admiral Louis Lichtenstein Strauss, his career, community activities, and organizations to which he belonged, including the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Temple Emanu-El in New York, the American Jewish Committee, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the Jewish Agricultural Society, and the Union of Hebrew Congregations. Papers include extensive correspondence, organizational and institutional records, photographs, and publications that document his personal and public life as well as American Jewish issues that he was involved with such as relief efforts for Jewish refugees from Central Europe, interest and involvement in the Reform movement, and endeavors to combat anti-Semitism, especially as propagated by Father Charles E. Coughlin and Henry Ford.
Languages: The collection is in English, German, French, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Quantity: 75 manuscript boxes and 1 half manuscript box. (37.75 feet and one oversized folder)
Accession number: P-632
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Biographical Note

Admiral Lewish Lichtenstein Strauss, Jr.
1896-1974

Lewis Lichtenstein Strauss, Jr. was born on January 31, 1896 in Charleston, West Virginia, to Lewis and Rosa (Lichtenstein) Strauss. He grew up in Richmond, and became a traveling salesman for his family's wholesale shoe business. In 1917, he presented himself to Herbert C. Hoover. At the time, Hoover was organizing volunteers in the cause of Belgian relief. Later, when Hoover became head of the Food Administration, Lewis L. Strauss became his personal secretary and accompanied him on several European missions. He worked for Hoover's election to the presidency in 1928, and maintained a life-long friendship with President Hoover until the latter's death in 1964.

In 1919, Lewis L. Strauss was hired by the investment firm Kuhn, Loeb & Company, and in 1923 he married Alice Hanauer, a daughter of a partner in the firm. In 1929, he himself became a partner in the firm. One of Kuhn, Loeb & Company's founders was Jacob Schiff, the important American Jewish leader and philanthropist. As a result of Lewis L. Strauss' association with Kuhn, Loeb &. Company, he became friendly with many wealthy and influential American Jewish figures, especially the core members of the American Jewish Committee. Between 1950 and 1953, he served as financial adviser to the Rockefeller family.

Lewis L. Strauss maintained a keen interest in scientific and technological advancements, and was an early investor in Kodachrome. After the death of his parents from cancer, his interest in the atom led him to fund the construction of a surge generator to produce isotopes for cancer treatment. Beginning in 1926, Lewis L. Strauss was in the Navy Reserve, and he entered active duty in 1941, becoming adviser to Navy Undersecretary James Forrestal. He directed the development of the radar proximity fuse, conceived of the Big "E" war production incentive program, and in 1945 was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral by President Truman. In 1946, Truman appointed Lewis L. Strauss to serve on the Atomic Energy Commission, on which he served through 1950. In 1953, President Eisenhower reappointed Lewis L. Strauss to the commission, this time as its chairman.

As the breadth of the Papers of Admiral Lewis L. Strauss illustrates, Lewis L. Strauss was deeply committed to American Jewish life and Jewish welfare generally. He served as a member of the board of directors of several important Jewish philanthropic, academic and communal organizations, and he also maintained a special interest in inter-religious affairs.

In his lifetime, Lewis L. Strauss was thrust into public controversy on several occasions. In the 1920s and 1930s, he played a central role in combating the anti-Semitic propaganda of Henry Ford and Father Charles E. Coughlin. Also beginning in this period, he became a leading member of the American Jewish Committee and embroiled in disputes over Zionism and American Jewish politics, notably the American Jewish Conference. Later, during his tenure as chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, he attracted public attention when the White House suspended the security clearance of Commissioner J. Robert Oppenheimer. Lewis L. Strauss eventually voted against Oppenheimer's reinstatement to the Atomic Energy Commission, but he did seek to have him retained in the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study and other nuclear research enterprises. In 1954, another controversy flared when the Atomic Energy Commission engaged the Dixon-Yates combine to erect a power plant in West Memphis, Arkansas. Lewis L. Strauss, a deeply conservative Republican, was eager then to admit private industry into the nuclear field. But liberals saw in the Dixon-Yates contract a threat to the Tennessee Valley Authority and public power. They attacked the contract so vigorously that President Eisenhower canceled it in 1955.

In 1958, President Eisenhower appointed Lewis L. Strauss to be Acting Secretary of Commerce, and in 1959 he nominated him for the position. After a protracted public debate concerning ethical considerations, and one in which the specter of anti-Semitism was also raised, the Senate refused to confirm Lewis L. Strauss' nomination. Following this episode, Lewis L. Strauss returned to private life. On January 21,1974, Lewis L. Strauss died at the age of 78 at his home in Brandy Station, West Virginia.

CHRONOLOGY

January 31, 1896Born in Charleston, West Virginia
1917-1919Personal Secretary to Herbert C. Hoover, Head of the Belgian Relief Committee
1919U.S. Delegate to Final Armistice Convention
1919 Joins Kuhn, Loeb & Company (New York, NY)
1926Enters Navy Reserve
1929-1947Partner of Kuhn, Loeb & Company (New York, NY)
1938-1948President of Temple Emanu-El (New York, NY)
1941Enters active naval duty; Adviser to Navy Undersecretary James Forrestal
1945Promoted to rank of Rear Admiral; President, Princeton Institute for Advanced Study
1946-1950Member of the Atomic Energy Commission
1950-1953Financial Adviser to Rockefeller Family
1953-1958Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission
1958-1959Acting Secretary of Commerce under President Dwight D. Eisenhower
1959Returns to private life
1962Publishes Men and Decisions
January 21, 1974Dies in Brandy Station, Virginia

RANK: Rear Admiral

HONORS: Distinguished Service Medal, Medal for Freedom, Legion of Merit, French Legion of Honor, Belgian Order of Leopold

Bibliography

Biographical note compiled on the basis of archival documents in the Papers of Admiral Lewis L. Strauss as well as data presented in Geoffrey Wigoder, ed.

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Scope and Content Note

The Papers of Admiral Lewis L. Strauss reflect the various Jewish organizational and institutional activities in which Lewis L. Strauss participated as well as his personal life. Though the collection does not preserve the total volume of papers produced by Lewis L. Strauss, its importance goes beyond the name under which these papers are preserved.

The collection is valuable to researchers studying the activities of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Temple Emanu-El (New York, NY), the American Jewish Committee, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the anti-Semitic activities of Henry Ford and Father Charles E. Coughlin, the Jewish Agricultural Society, the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and a wide range of important individuals and American Jewish organizations. It also documents the activity of Lewis L. Strauss in American Jewish affairs from 1919 until his death in 1974.

The collection contains correspondence, minutes, reports, financial and fundraising documents, legal documents, affidavits, telegrams and cables, newspaper clippings, photographs, pamphlets, and publications. The documents are primarily in English, followed by German, French, Yiddish and Hebrew.

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Arrangement

Subjects are arranged according to series. Folders are arranged alphabetically by correspondent and internally in chronological order.

The collection is divided into 18 series corresponding roughly to the original filing system of Lewis L. Strauss.

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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

There may be some restrictions on the use of the 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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Related Material

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Separated Material

One photograph from Series XI and three photographs from Series XV are stored in a shared folder in Shared OS 1.

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Acquisition

Beginning in 1971, the Papers of Admiral Lewis L. Strauss were donated to the American Jewish Historical Society over a period of several years by Lewis H. Strauss, son of Admiral Lewis L. Strauss, acting on behalf of the Estate of Admiral Lewis L. Strauss.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Admiral Lewis Lichtenstein Strauss Papers; P-632; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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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: American Council for Judaism, 1943-1971

0.5 linear foot
Arrangement:

Correspondence is arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series reflects Lewis L. Strauss' involvement in the American Council for Judaism, an anti-Zionist organization created in 1943. The American Council for Judaism was led by Rabbis Morris Lazaron, Louis Wolsey, Morris D. Waldman and Elmer Berger as well as Lessing J. Rosenwald, all of whom are represented in the series' correspondence. The American Council for Judaism was a small group, with very few synagogues and even fewer Jewish organizations endorsing its program.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Correspondence with Berger, Elmer
12Correspondence with Blank, Gerald - Raphals, Victor
13Correspondence with Rosenwald, Lessing J. - Witkin, Miriam
14"Confidential Report on Investigation of Anti-Semitism in the U.S. in the Spring of 1938," manuscript
15Publicity material
16"The Relationship of Jewish Nationalist Propaganda and Programs to Anti-Semitic Literature," manuscript
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Series II: American Jewish Committee, 1908-1972

3 linear feet
Arrangement:

Correspondence is arranged chronologically, then alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

The series reflects Lewis L. Strauss’ active involvement in the political affairs of the American Jewish Committee, the oldest Jewish defense organization in the United States. The American Jewish Committee, created in 1906 as a response to the pogroms in Russia, derived its strength from the financial, social and political power of wealthy American Jews of German descent. In its heyday, the American Jewish Committee was led by Jacob Schiff, Louis Marshall, and Felix M. Warburg, all of whom are represented in the series’ correspondence. The American Jewish Committee conducted its affairs in an oligarchic, noblesse oblige fashion until the 1940s, and limited its membership to a select few. See also the correspondence of individuals in Series XVII.

BoxFolderTitleDate
21Correspondence1908-1926
22Correspondence1927
23Correspondence1928
24Correspondence1929
25Correspondence1930
26Correspondence1931
BoxFolderTitleDate
31Correspondence with Adler, Cyrus - Naumberg, George W.1932
32Correspondence with Schneiderman, Harry - Sulzberger, Arthur Hays 1932
33Correspondence with Waldman, Morris D. - Wise, Stephen S.1932
34Miscellaneous1932
35Correspondence with Adler, Cyrus - Lehman, Irving1933
36Correspondence with Leidesdorf, Samuel D. - Stroock, Sol M. 1933
37Correspondence with Waldman, Moms D.1933
38Correspondence with Warburg, Felix M. - Weizmann, Chaim1933
39Cables1933
310Memorandum and minutes1933
311Miscellaneous1933
BoxFolderTitleDate
41Correspondence with Adler, Cyrus - Stroock, Sol M.1934
42Correspondence with Waldman, Morris D. - Weineman, Henry 1934
43Miscellaneous1934
44Correspondence with Barber, Colonel A.B. - Straus, Roger W. 1935
45Correspondence with Waldman, Morris D.1935
46"The Jews in Nazi Germany," unpublished manuscript1935
47Miscellaneous1935
48Correspondence with Austrian, Carl J. - Sarnoff, David1936
49Correspondence with Schneiderman, Harry - Sulzberger, Arthur Hays 1936
410Correspondence with Waldman, Morris D.1936
411Correspondence with Wallach, Sidney - Warburg, Felix M.1936
412Miscellaneous1936
BoxFolderTitleDate
51Correspondence with Abrams. Abba - Fabricant, Louis E.1937
52Correspondence with Galpin, Perrin C. - Stroock, Sol M.1937
53Correspondence with Waldman, Morris D. - Wise, Jonah B.1937
54Miscellaneous1937
55Correspondence with Abrams, Abba - Hyman, J.C.1938
56Correspondence with Ittelson, Henry - Rosenwald, William 1938
57Correspondence with Rothschild, Richard Well, Lionel1938
58Correspondence with Waldman, Morris D. - Waley-Cohen, Sir Robert 1938
59Correspondence with Wallach, Sidney - Wolf, Morris1938
510Miscellaneous1938
BoxFolderTitleDate
61Correspondence with Adler, Cyrus - Leidesdorf, Samuel D. 1939
62Correspondence with Lewisohn, Frank - Trager, Frank N.1939
63Correspondence with Waldman, Morris D. - Wertheim, Maurice 1939
64Miscellaneous1939
65Correspondence with Austrian, Carl J. - Leidesdorf, Samuel D. 1940
66Correspondence with Levy, Newman - Trager, Frank N.1940
67Correspondence with Waldman, Morris D.1940
68Correspondence with Wallach, Sidney1940
69Correspondence with Weil, Lionel - Wolf, Morris1940
610Miscellaneous1940
BoxFolderTitleDate
71Correspondence1941
72Correspondence1942
73Correspondence1943-1949
74Correspondence1950-1959
75Correspondence1960-1969
76Correspondence1970-1972
77Miscellaneousundated
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Series III: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, 1919-1972

9.25 linear feet
Arrangement:

Papers are arranged chronologically, then alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series records the relief activities of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (later renamed the Joint Distribution Committee) over a period of several decades. Material from the early years reflects Lewis L. Strauss’ efforts in his capacity as private secretary to Herbert C. Hoover, then head of the American Relief Administration in Europe. The next significant period highlights Lewis L. Strauss’ involvement in relief efforts aimed at war-stricken Jews in Central Europe. Lastly, the series contains material relating to the nature of Lewis L. Strauss’ participation in Joint Distribution Committee affairs following World War II. This series accounts for nearly a quarter of the collection.

BoxFolderTitleDate
81Correspondence, A1919
82Correspondence with Adler, Cyrus1919
83Correspondence with Alsberg, Henry1919
84Correspondence with American Relief Administration1919
85American Relief Administration, cablesMarch - July 1919
86American Relief Administration, cablesJuly - August 1919
BoxFolderTitleDate
91Correspondence, B1919
92Correspondence with Becker, James1919
93Correspondence with Beifeld (Byfield), Robert1919
94Correspondence with Bogen, Boris D.1919
95Bucharest1919
96Correspondence, C1919
97Correspondence, D1919
98Dreyfus Soup Kitchens, Jerusalem1919
99Correspondence, F1919
910Correspondence, G1919
911Correspondence with Gibson, Hugh1919
912Correspondence with Grove, William1919
913Correspondence, H1919
914Correspondence with Holsti, Rudolf1919
915Correspondence with Hoover, Herbert C.1919
916Information Service Letter1919
917Correspondence, J1919
918Joint Distribution Committee records1919
919Correspondence with Krass, Nathan1919
920Correspondence, L1919
921Lissa & Kann1919
922Correspondence with Lowenstein, Harriet B.1919
BoxFolderTitleDate
101Correspondence, M1919
102Correspondence with Marshall, Louis1919
103Memoranda1919
104Correspondence with Messinger, Lucien E.1919
105Minutes and reports1919
106Correspondence with N.M. Rothschild & Son1919
107Correspondence, P1919
108Correspondence with Paderewski, I.J.1919
109Palestine Report1919
1010Palestine Committee, meetings and appropriations1919
1011Poland1919
1012Polish State Loan Bank1919
1013Correspondence, R1919
1014Rumania1919
1015Correspondence, S1919
1016Salonica1919
1017Siberia1919
1018Correspondence with Simonson, D.1919
1019Statement of Appropriations 1919
1020Correspondence of Strauss, Lewis L. with Alsberg, Henry1919
1021Correspondence of Strauss, Lewis L. with Bogen, Boris D. 1919
1022Correspondence of Strauss, Lewis L. with Lowenstein, Harriet B. 1919
1023Joint correspondence of Strauss, Lewis L. with Marshall, Louis and Adler, Cyrus1919
1024Correspondence with Lord Swathling1919
1025Correspondence with Rabbi Teitelbaum (Constantinople)1919
1026Vienna1919
1027Correspondence with Warburg, Felix M.1919
1028Warsaw1919
1029Correspondence with Zuckerman, Baruch1919
BoxFolderTitleDate
111Correspondence, A1920
112Correspondence with Alsberg, Henry1920
113Correspondence with Becker, James1920
114Berlin1920
115Correspondence with Bing. A.B.1920
116Correspondence with Bogen, Boris D.1920
117Bucharest1920
118Carpathia1920
119Central Europe1920
1110Constantinople1920
1111Copenhagen1920
1112Digest of Yiddish press1920
1113Correspondence, E1920
1114Estonia1920
1115Correspondence, F1920
1116Correspondence, G1920
1117Correspondence with Goldman, Julius1920
1118Correspondence of Goldman, Julius to Warburg, Felix M.1920
1119Greater New York Fund1920
1120Correspondence, H1920
1121Correspondence with Hoover, Herbert C.1920
1122Hungary1920
1123Incoming cables, miscellaneous1920
1124Incoming cables, Paris Office1920
BoxFolderTitleDate
121Incoming cables, Warsaw Office1920
122Information Service Letter1920
123Italy1920
124Joint Distribution Committee, Paris to Joint Distribution Committee, New York1920
125Joint Distribution Committee, miscellaneous records1920
126Correspondence, L1920
127Correspondence with Landesco, Alexander1920
128Latvia1920
129Correspondence with Lehman, Herbert H.1920
1210Lithuania1920
1211London1920
1212Correspondence with Lowenstein, Harriet B.1920
1213Correspondence with Mack, Julian W.1920
1214Correspondence with Magnes, Judah L.1920
1215Correspondence with Marshall, Louis1920
1216Memorandum regarding International Conferences1920
1217Minutes of meetings1920
1218National Information Bureau1920
1219Outgoing cables1920
BoxFolderTitleDate
131Palestine Orphans Committee1920
132Palestine Mandate1920
133Correspondence with Plotz, Harry1920
134Poland1920
135Correspondence with Pool, David de Sola1920
136Correspondence with Pumpianski, Abram1920
137Correspondence, Q1920
138Correspondence, R1920
139Reconstruction Committee1920
1310Resolution from Marshall of the Polish Diet1920
1311Riga1920
1312Correspondence with Rosenblatt, Frank1920
1313Rumania1920
1314Russia1920
1315Correspondence, S1920
1316Siberian war prisoners1920
1317Correspondence with Somers, Everett1920
1318Correspondence with Strauss, Lewis L.1920
1319Turkey1920
1320Ukraine1920
1321Vilna1920
1322Correspondence, W1920
1323Warsaw1920
1324Correspondence with Wise, Stephen S.1920
1325Correspondence, Z1920
1326Zionist Organization1920
BoxFolderTitleDate
141Correspondence with Adler, Cyrus1921
142Administration Committee, minutes1921
143Correspondence with Alsberg, Henry1921
144American Friends Service Committee1921
145Correspondence with American Relief Administration1921
146Correspondence, B1921
147Correspondence with Becker, James H.1921
148Berlin1921
149Belgium1921
1410Correspondence with Bogen, Boris D.1921
1411Correspondence with Brylawski, Fulton1921
1412Bucharest1921
1413Czechoslovakia1921
1414Constantinople1921
1415Correspondence with Departments of Labor and State1921
1416Food and clothing remittances1921
1416Food and clothing remittances1921
1417Correspondence, G1921
1418Correspondence, H1921
1419Incoming cables, miscellaneous1921
1420Incoming cables, Paris1921
1421Incoming cables, Warsaw1921
1422ICA1921
1423Italy1921
1424Correspondence, J1921
1425Joint Distribution Committee records1921
1426Juedische Presszentrale Zurich [Jewish Press News Association]1921
1427Correspondence, K1921
1428Correspondence, L1921
1429Landsmanshaftn [mutual aid societies] 1921
1430Latvian accounts1921
1431Correspondence with Lehman, Herbert H.1921
BoxFolderTitleDate
151Liquidation Board Meeting1921
152Lithuania1921
153Correspondence with Marshall, Louis1921
154Memoranda1921
155Minutes of meetings. Executive Committee1921
156Minutes of meetings and reports, Reconstruction Committee 1921
157ORT1921
158Outgoing cables1921
159Palestine1921
1510Palestine Committee1921
1511Palestine Credit Institute1921
1512Paris1921
1513Correspondence with Plolz, Harry1921
1514Correspondence with Pool, David de Sola1921
1515Poland1921
1516Correspondence, R1921
1517Reconstruction Committee records1921
1518Reval, Estonia1921
1519Correspondence with Rosenblatt, Frank1921
1520Correspondence, S1921
1521Siberian war prisoners1921
1522Correspondence with Troper, Morris1921
1523Vienna1921
1524Vladivostok1921
1525War chest returns1921
1526War Orphans Bureau1921
BoxFolderTitleDate
161Correspondence with Adler, Cyrus1922
162Administration Committee, minutes1922
163Administrative records1922
164Correspondence with Alsberg, Henry1922
165American Friends Service Committee1922
166American Jewish Relief Committee1922
167American Relief Administration1922
168Applications for overseas positions1922
169Correspondence with Becker, James H.1922
1610Correspondence with Billikopf, Jacob1922
1611Correspondence with Bogen, Boris D. (1)1922
1612Correspondence with Bogen, Boris D. (2)1922
BoxFolderTitleDate
171Correspondence with Bogen, Boris D. (3)1922
172Bonding for Russian Unit1922
173Incoming cables1922
174Outgoing cables1922
175Contract Between Joint Distribution Committee and Soviet Government 1922
176Cultural affairs1922
177Digest of material on Lithuanian Jewry1922
178Digest of Yiddish press1922
179Financial Records1922
1710Food and clothing remittances1922
1711Correspondence with Gans, Howard1922
1712Correspondence with Grove, William1922
1713Idgeskom1922
1714Jewish People's Relief Committee1922
1715Jewish politics in Soviet Russia1922
BoxFolderTitleDate
181Landsmanshaftn [mutual aid societies] 1922
182Correspondence with Lykes, Gibbs1922
183Correspondence with Mack, William J.1922
184Correspondence with Margolin, Arnold1922
185Medical relief1922
186Meetings between representatives of American Relief Administration and Joint Distribution Committee1922
187Minutes, Russian Committee1922
188Miscellaneous correspondence, A - Z1922
189Moscow1922
1810Publicity materials1922
1811Reconstruction Committee1922
1812Correspondence with Rosenberg, James N.1922
BoxFolderTitleDate
191Russian Committee, miscellaneous correspondence,1922
192Russian Committee, numbered correspondence1922
193Russian relief efforts1922
194Russian Tractor Squad1922
195Special Commission of American Jewish Relief Committee1922
196Special Committee on Russia1922
197Correspondence with Strauss, Lewis L.1922
198Summary Report of Idgeskom1922
BoxFolderTitleDate
201Accounting letters, Moscow - New York (1)January - July 1923
202Accounting letters, Moscow - New York (2)August - December 1923
203Administrative affairs, Russia1923
204Administrative affairs, USA1923
205American Friends Service Committee1923
206American Relief Administration1923
207Correspondence with Bogen, Boris D.1923
208Cables1923
209Correspondence, miscellaneous, A – Z1923
2010Executive Committee1923
2011Financial records1923
2012Food, clothing and shipping1923
BoxFolderTitleDate
211Joint Distribution Committee Report on Russia1923
212Joint Distribution Committee Report on Russia, memoranda and preliminary reports1923
213Landsmanshaftn [mutual aid societies] (1)1923
214Landsmanshaftn (2)1923
215Minutes of meetings and memoranda1923
216Money remittances to Soviet Russia1923
217Odessa1923
218Personnel1923
219Publicity material1923
BoxFolderTitleDate
221Russia (1)1923
222Russia (2)1923
223Russia (3)1923
224Russia (4)1923
225Russian Committee1923
226"The Russian Famines," manuscipt1923
227Russian relief activities, Ekaterinoslav district1923
228Russian relief activities, Ukraine and White Russia1923
BoxFolderTitleDate
231Correspondence with Adler, Cyrus1924
232Administrative affairs1924
233Correspondence with Blattner, Benjamin1924
234Correspondence with Bogen, Boris D.1924
235Cables,1924
236Correspondence, miscellaneous, A – Z1924
237Financial records1924
238Correspondence with Marshall, Louis1924
239Newspaper clippings1924
2310ORT1924
2311"Report of the Joint Distribution Committee in Russia," manuscript 1924
2312Russian Committee1924
BoxFolderTitleDate
241Agricultural Corporation Statement1925
242American Jewish Committee1925
243Correspondence with Calisch, Edward N.1925
244Correspondence, miscellaneous, A – Z1925
245Emergency Committee on Jewish Refugees, survey of Mexico 1925
246Publicity materials1925
247United Jewish Campaign1925
248Cables1926
249Correspondence, miscellaneous, A – Z1926
2410Miscellaneous records1927
2411Miscellaneous records1928
2412American Jewish Joint Agricultural Corporation1929
2413Miscellaneous records1929
2414Miscellaneous records1930
2415Miscellaneous records1931
2416Miscellaneous records1932
2417Miscellaneous records1933
2418Miscellaneous records1934
2419Miscellaneous records1935
BoxFolderTitleDate
251Miscellaneous records1936
252Miscellaneous recordsJanuary - July 1937
253Miscellaneous recordsAugust - December, 1937
254Miscellaneous recordsJanuary - June, 1938
255Miscellaneous recordsJuly - December, 1938
256Miscellaneous recordsJanuary - July, 1939
BoxFolderTitleDate
261Miscellaneous recordsAugust - December, 1939
262Miscellaneous recordsJanuary - April, 1940
263Miscellaneous recordsMay - December, 1940
264Miscellaneous recordsJanuary - June, 1941
265Miscellaneous recordsJuly - August, 1941
266Miscellaneous records1942-1972
267Clare M. Torrey, The Seven Belgian American Foundations: An International Epic and Financial Report of the Belgian American Educational Foundation, Inc., From 1965-1972 [history of the Committee for Relief in Belgium]
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Series IV: American Relief Administration Bulletins, 1920-1923

1 linear foot
Arrangement:

Bulletins are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

The American Relief Administration, under the direction of Herbert C. Hoover, supervised relief efforts in Europe during and following World War I. Initially, the Joint Distribution Committee contributed its funds to the American Relief Administration, which in turn used the funds to provide relief in Poland and the Ukraine on a non-sectarian basis. After a few months, however, Hoover authorized the Joint Distribution Committee to conduct relief efforts directly. The American Relief Administration Bulletins reflect the extensive involvement of the Joint Distribution Committee in the relief efforts. Lewis L. Strauss, personal secretary to Herbert C. Hoover, wrote marginal notes in several of the Bulletins highlighting the Joint Distribution Committee's activities.

BoxFolderTitleDate
271American Relief Administration Bulletins1920-1922
272American Relief Administration BulletinsSeptember - November 1920
273American Relief Administration BulletinsDecember 1920
274American Relief Administration BulletinsJanuary - June 1921
275American Relief Administration BulletinsJuly - December 1921
BoxFolderTitleDate
281American Relief Administration BulletinsJanuary - June 1922
282American Relief Administration BulletinsJuly - September 1922
283American Relief Administration BulletinsOctober - December 1922
284American Relief Administration BulletinsFebruary - August 1923
285American Relief Administration BulletinsSeptember - November 1923
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Series V: Coordinating Foundation, 1938-1946

0.5 linear foot
Arrangement:

Papers are arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

The Coordinating Foundation, a corporation established in 1939, was comprised of wealthy and influential American and British Jewish leaders. The Coordinating Foundation sought to facilitate negotiations between German authorities and the League of Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Inter-Governmental Committee on Refugees. The stated purpose of the Coordinating Foundation was to "furnish and provide services as a secretariat organization and intermediary agency in facilitating and improving arrangements for the transfer of goods and assets of every kind... including facilities for obtaining passports and other emigration papers calculated to be useful to involuntary emigrants in preparation for and during and after their emigration from Germany" [Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Coordinating Foundation, p. 2]. On his involvement in the Coordinating Foundation's activities, Lewis L. Strauss later commented: "I might have done so much more than I did. I risked only what I thought I could afford. That was not the test which should have been applied, and it is my eternal regret" [Naomi W. Cohen. Not Free To Desist: The American Jewish Committee, 1906-1966 (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1972), p. 188].

BoxFolderTitleDate
291Correspondence, A - B
292Correspondence with Condliffe, John C.
293Correspondence with Coulon, Georges
294Correspondence, D - U
295Correspondence with Van Zeeland, Paul
296Cables and telegrams
297Memoranda
298Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Coordinating Foundation
299Minutes of meetings, agendas
2910Miscellaneous, invitations, Inter-Governmental Committee Report
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Series VI: Father Charles E. Coughlin, 1938-1940

1 linear foot
Arrangement:

Papers are arranged alphabetically. Radio addresses are further arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

In 1938, Father Charles E. Coughlin, a Catholic priest in Royal Oak, Michigan, transformed the National Union for Social Justice from an anti-Communist organization into an openly anti-Semitic organization. Coughlin published his anti-Semitic propaganda in a weekly newspaper called Social Justice and embarked upon a radio campaign that reached millions of listeners. Coughlin, who sought to perpetuate the myth that American Jewish leaders were masterminding an international Zionist-Communist conspiracy, supported fascism and liberally quoted Nazi leaders in his writings and addresses. Some of Coughlin's propaganda directly concerned Lewis L. Strauss and Kuhn, Loeb & Company, particularly the allegation that Jacob Schiff had financed the Bolshevik revolution of 1917. The series reflects Lewis L. Strauss' efforts to combat Coughlin's anti-Semitic propaganda. It also includes literature published by Coughlin, to some of which Lewis L. Strauss appended marginal notes.

BoxFolderTitleDate
301Correspondence, miscellaneous, A - L1938-1941
302Correspondence, miscellaneous, M - Z1940-1941
303Father Charles E. Coughlin’s radio address and transcripts 1938
304Father Charles E. Coughlin’s radio address and transcripts 1939
305Father Charles E. Coughlin’s radio address and transcripts 1940
306Radio addressesundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
311Memoranda
312Miscellaneous
313News clippings
314Published manuscripts, propaganda material
315Regarding Schiff, Jacob
316Social Justice, manuscript collection (with appended notes)
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Series VII: Henry Ford and The Dearborn Independent, 1920-1921

0.5 linear foot
Arrangement:

Papers are arranged alphabetically. Copies of The Dearborn Independent are further arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Henry Ford was the individual most responsible for the spread of popular anti-Semitism in the 1920s. Using the notorious forgery Protocols of the Elders of Zion as the basis of his anti-Semitic campaign, Ford launched The Dearborn Independent, a weekly propagandistic newspaper devoted to expounding upon the classic anti-Semitic themes of Jewish usury, control of finance and business, and the media. In particular, The Dearborn Independent aimed to discredit the leaders of the American Jewish Committee including Felix M. Warburg, Louis Marshall and Jacob Schiff, and to link such individuals with Soviet Bolshevism and a supposed worldwide Jewish conspiracy. Lewis L. Strauss, acting both as a member of the American Jewish Committee and Kuhn, Loeb & Company, collected material relating to Henry Ford's anti-Semitic activities and participated in the campaign to combat Ford's propaganda. The series includes correspondence in this regard and copies of Ford's anti-Semitic publications, including issues of The Dearborn Independent to which Lewis L. Strauss appended marginal notes.

BoxFolderTitleDate
321Correspondence regarding The Dearborn Independent1920-1934
322The Dearborn IndependentSeptember - December 1920
323The Dearborn IndependentJanuary - December 1921
324The International Jew: The World’s Foremost ProblemNovember 1920
325Jewish Activities in the U.S., vol. 2 of “The International Jew”1921
326Memorandum to Lewis L. Strauss regarding anti-Semitic articles in The Dearborn Independent1921
327Pipp’s Weekly March 1921
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Series VIII: Jewish Agricultural Society, 1923-1962

0.5 linear foot
Arrangement:

Papers are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

The Jewish Agricultural Society was organized to promote Jewish farming and settle East European Jewish immigrants in agricultural and rural communities throughout the United States. The Society was instrumental in establishing agricultural credit unions, farmers’ cooperatives, and agrarian sanitation reform. Many of these efforts led to advancements in American agriculture generally. Lewis L. Strauss was actively involved in the Jewish Agricultural Society’s efforts and belonged to its board of directors.

BoxFolderTitleDate
331Correspondence1920-1929
332Correspondence1930
333Correspondence1931-1937
334Correspondence1938-1943
335Correspondence1947
336Correspondence1948-1949
337Correspondence1950-1962
338Miscellaneous, annual reports, publicity material1920-1936
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Series IX: Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1924-1973

1.5 linear feet
Arrangement:

Correspondence is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

Lewis L. Strauss participated in the affairs of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the rabbinical college of the Conservative movement. The series reflects Lewis L. Strauss’ involvement on the Seminary’s board of directors, active interest in the scholarly work of many Seminary faculty members, and relations with other Jewish philanthropists of German descent who viewed the Seminary as an important vehicle for the promotion of American Judaism.

BoxFolderTitleDate
341Correspondence1924-1935
342Correspondence1936
343CorrespondenceJanuary - February 1937
344CorrespondenceMarch - April 1937
345CorrespondenceMay - December 1937
BoxFolderTitleDate
351Correspondence1938
352Correspondence1939
353Correspondence1940
354Correspondence1941-1942
355Correspondence1943-1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
361Correspondence1946-1947
362Correspondence1948-1949
363Correspondence1950-1951
364Correspondence1952-1954
365Correspondence1955-1973
366Miscellaneous, publications
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Series X: Miscellaneous Personal Papers, 1896-1974

0.5 linear foot
Arrangement:

Papers are arranged by type of document. Photographs are further arranged by topic of photograph.

Scope and Content:

The series includes material concerning the private and family affairs of Lewis L. Strauss. Includes Lewis L. Strauss' letters to family members, handwritten notes, memoranda, biographical information, and photographs.

BoxFolderTitleDate
371Acquisitions
372Biographical material
373Certificates (facsimiles)
374Correspondence with family members
375Donations
376Re: Herbert C. Hoover (noted missing 3/6/01)
377“Individual Book” list, manuscript
378Jerome and Carrie Hanauer Fund
379Memoranda for personal files
3710Photographs: Awards, speaking engagements, testimonials
3711Photographs: Israel and Israel-related activities
3712Photographs: Masada
3713Photographs: Miscellaneous
3714Photographs: National Conference of Christians and Jews
3715Photographs: “Religion in American Life” campaign
3716Photographs: Temple Emanu-El (New York, NY)
3717“The Unregenerate Angler,” unpublished poem(August 23, 1936)
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Series XI: National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1934-1973

1 linear foot and item from oversized folder
Arrangement:

Correspondence is arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

The National Conference of Christians and Jews (NCCJ) was organized to bring together representatives of the Jewish, Catholic and Protestant faiths in harmonious inter-religious activity in the United States. The work of the NCCJ was directed primarily at religious and lay leaders, ministerial associations, religious and teaching orders, theological seminaries, religious education institutions, the religious press, and church and synagogue affiliated social action groups. Interestingly, it was the American Jewish Committee, not the religious establishment that took the lead in the organizational efforts of the NCCJ. Lewis L. Strauss was an active on the NCCJ Board of Directors. The series reflects Lewis L. Strauss’ relations with leaders of the NCCJ.

BoxFolderTitleDate
381Correspondence, A
382Correspondence with Baltz, Edward C. – Bristol, Lee H.
383Correspondence with Brown, Sterling W.
384Correspondence with Bunche, Ralph J. – Byrd, Harry F.
385Correspondence with Calisch, A. Woolner – Clement, G. Frank
386Correspondence with Clinchy, Everett R.
387Correspondence with Coates, Thomas J. – Cunningham, Jacob H.
388Correspondence, D
389Correspondence, E
3810Correspondence, F
3811Correspondence, G
3812Correspondence, H
3813Correspondence with Jelenko, Jessit F. – Johnston, Eric
BoxFolderTitleDate
391Correspondence with Jones, Lewis Webster
392Correspondence with Jones, Richard D.
393Correspondence, K
394Correspondence, L
395Correspondence, M
396Correspondence, N - O
397Correspondence, P - R
398Correspondence, S
399Correspondence, T - Z
3910Miscellaneous
BoxFolderTitleDate
Shared OS 1Oversized FolderBlack and white photograph. Annual meeting of the Board of Trustees for NCCJ. Charles Evans Hughes Award Dinner. Presentation of award to LLS by Ambassador Robert D. Murphy (Oscar Strauss II, Robert D. Murphy, LLS, Sterling W. Brown),November 17, 1968
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Series XII: Publications, 1920-1972

0.5 linear foot
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by author, title, or type of document.

Scope and Content:

Includes the manuscripts and published material produced by Lewis L. Strauss as well as various materials produced by his friends and associates.

BoxFolderTitleDate
401Ginzberg, Louis. The Palestinian Talmud(New York: Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1941) 1941
402Glazer, B. Benedict. The Spirit and Character of the American Jewish Community. Reprinted from Central Conference of American Rabbis Yearbook, vol. L, 19401940
403Heumann, Maths. "Findings of an examination of a report submitted by the Israeli Government on the assassination of Count Folke Bemadotte of Wisborg," manuscript1950
404Masada (articles and news clippings)
403Masada (correspondence)1965-1967
404Masada (miscellaneous lists and notes)
407Memorable Documents in American Jewish History (New York: American Jewish Historical Society, 1946). 1946
408Men and Decisions (correspondence)September - November 1962
409Miscellaneous offprints regarding American Jewry
4010News clippings regarding Lewis L. Strauss
4011Strauss, Lewis L. "The Defense of Masada," Argosy Magazine (June 1967)1967
4012Strauss, Lewis L. "The Defense of Masada," manuscript1965
4013Strauss, Lewis L. "The Defense of Masada," manuscript for The Saturday Evening Post1965
4014Strauss, Lewis L. "Herbert C. Hoover and the Jews," The American Hebrew (April 23, 1920). 1920
4015Strauss, Lewis L. "Masada," manuscriptundated
4016Strauss, Lewis L. "Masada," manuscript for American Heritage 1965
4017Strauss, Lewis L. "Masada: Fortress in the Desert," manuscript 1965
4018Strauss, Lewis L. "Masada: Fortress in the Desert," manuscript for The Reader's Digest1965
4019Strauss, Lewis L. Oscar S. Straus: An Appreciation (New York: American Jewish Historical Society, 1950). 1950
4020Untitled religious-philosophy manuscript [Isidor Singer, 1931 (?)]1931
4021Vogelstein, Ludwig, et al. The Synagogue: Its Relation to Modern Thought and Life (Philadelphia: XXXII Council of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1931).1931
4022Yadin, Yigael. “Dedication in a Ceremony On Top of Masada," manuscriptSpring 1963
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Series XIII: Refugees, 1924-1965

2 linear feet
Arrangement:

Correspondence is arranged chronologically. Requests for affadavits are arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

The series contains material relating to Lewis L. Strauss’ various efforts on behalf of Jewish refugees in Central Europe, especially in the years immediately preceding and during World War II. It includes requests for affidavits from individuals who claimed to be relatives of Lewis L. Strauss.

BoxFolderTitleDate
411Correspondence1924-1939
412London Conference1933
413London Conferenceundated
414Correspondence1934
415John Simons, “Report on South-West Africa: Its Suitability for Jewish Colonization and the Possibility of Securing Land for that Purpose,” manuscriptundated
416Correspondence1935-1937
417Correspondence1938
BoxFolderTitleDate
421CorrespondenceJanuary 1939
422CorrespondenceFebruary 1939
423CorrespondenceMarch 1939
424CorrespondenceApril 1939
425CorrespondenceMay 1939
426CorrespondenceJune 1939
BoxFolderTitleDate
431CorrespondenceJuly 1939
432CorrespondenceAugust 1939
433CorrespondenceSeptember 1939
434CorrespondenceOctober 1939
435CorrespondenceNovember 1939
436CorrespondenceDecember 1939
BoxFolderTitleDate
441Correspondence1940
442Correspondence1941
443Correspondence1942-1965
444Request for affidavit: Apple, Irene
445Request for affidavit: Hanauer, Trude
446Request for affidavit: Sinzheim, Lina
447Request for affidavit: Strauss, Julie
448Request for affidavit: Vollweiller, Walter
449Request for affidavits, miscellaneous
4410Miscellaneousundated
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Series XIV: Speeches, 1919-1972

1.5 linear feet
Arrangement:

The material is listed chronologically

Scope and Content:

Contains Lewis L. Strauss' speeches, addresses and toasts before numerous Jewish, secular, inter-religious, and international organizations and groups.

BoxFolderTitleDate
451Report delivered before The Judeans1919
452Address to the Union of American Hebrew Congregations annual convention (Philadelphia, PA)January 20, 1931
453Address to the New York chapter of Jewish Theological Seminary of AmericaOctober 13, 1936
454Address to Jewish Theological Seminary of AmericaOctober 1936
455Address to Jewish Theological Seminary of AmericaJanuary 17, 1937
456Draft speech for Congregational Dinner, Temple Emanu-El (New York, NY)May 5, 1938
457Congregation Bnai Jeshurun (New York, NY)December 18, 1938
458Address to Graduating Class of Jewish Theological Seminary of America1939
459Passover Address over Station WUR1939
4510Seder Evening at Temple Emanu-El (New York, NY)April 22, 1940
4511Address to Jewish Theological Seminary of AmericaOctober 22, 1940
4512Remarks at Centenary Celebration of Temple Emanu-El (New York, NY) November 9, 1944
4513100th Anniversary of Temple Emanu-El (New York, NY)April 5, 1945
4514Address to Jewish Theological Seminary of AmericaApril 18, 1945
4515Memorial services for Judge Irving LehmanNovember 25, 1945
4516Tribute dinner for Basil O'ConnorNovember 2, 1945
4517Remarks to Temple Emanu-El (New York, NY)1946
4518Annual Report of President of Temple Emanu-El (New York, NY) December 9, 1946
4519Dedication of Jewish Museum of Jewish Theological Seminary of AmericaMay 7, 1947
4520Richmond chapter, American Council for Judaism (Richmond, VA) November 17, 1947
4521Men's Club of Temple Emanu-El (New York, NY)May 12, 1948
4522Broadcast on "Church of the Air" over CBSOctober 3, 1948
4523Yale University Religious ConferenceFebruary 15, 1949
4524Broadcast of "A Day of Hope" over CBSSeptember 23, 1949
4525Installation as President of Library Corporation of Jewish Theological Seminary of AmericaSeptember 27, 1949
4526Nominating Committee of Trustees of Temple Emanu-El (New York, NY) October 1949
4527Congregation Knesseth Israel (Philadelphia, PA), December 10, 1949December 10, 1949
4528Final Report to Temple Emanu-El (New York, NY)December 12, 1949
4529Remarks at Temple Emanu-El Dinner (New York, NY)December 20, 1949
4530Centenary of birth of Oscar S. Straus, American Jewish Historical SocietyFebruary 11, 1950
4531Cyrus Adler Memorial Meeting at Jewish Theological Seminary of AmericaMarch 16, 1950
4532Commencement Dinner, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of ReligionJune 10, 1950
4533Central Synagogue's Annual Reception (New York, NY)November 1, 1950
4534Bicentennial Banquet of Charleston Jewish community (Charleston, SC) November 20, 1950
4535Honorary Degree for Nelson Rockefeller, Jewish Theological Seminary of AmericaNovember 21, 1950
BoxFolderTitleDate
461Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (Chicago, IL) January 12, 1951
462Convocation of Jewish Theological Seminary of AmericaNovember 20, 1951
463Commencement, Jewish Theological Seminary of AmericaJune 1, 1953
464Award of degree at Dropsie College (Philadelphia, PA)June 7, 1954
465Broadcast of "Message of Israel"October 10, 1954
466Temple Israel Brotherhood (Boston, MA)October 14, 1954
467Catholic Press Council of Southern California (Pasadena, CA) November 9, 1954
468Temple Emanuel (Montgomery County, MD)December 10, 1954
469Washington Hebrew Congregation (Washington, DC)January 16, 1955
4610Temple Emanu-El Men's Club (New York, NY)January 18, 1955
461180th anniversary of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of ReligionMarch 26, 1955
4612Jewish Theological Seminary of AmericaJune 24, 1955
4613Second National Conference on Spiritual FoundationsOctober 25, 1955
4614Recorded broadcast for “Faith in Our Time"November 30, 1955
4615Tribute to Louis MarshallApril 10, 1957
4616Tribute to Roger Williams Strauss at meeting of National Conference of Christians and Jews (New York, NY)November 10, 1957
4617Banquet, Maryland Region of National Conference of Christians and Jews (Baltimore, MD)November 20, 1958
4618Testimonial Dinner for Governor Herbert H. LehmanNovember 23, 1958
4619Dinner in honor of Dr. Julius MarkDecember 8, 1958
4620Annual Brotherhood Dinner for National Conference of Christians and Jews (Houston, TX)March 19, 1959
4621Annual Meeting of Temple Emanu-El (New York, NY)December 15, 1959
4622Dinner at Baltimore Hebrew College (Baltimore, MD)January 24, 1960
4623Beth Israel Synagogue (Omaha, NE)March 20, 1960
4624National Conference of Christians and Jews DinnerMay 25, 1960
4625Message for Holy Days, Station WARL, (Arlington, TX)September 20, 1960
4626Twenty-fifth Anniversary Dinner for Dr. Norman Gerstenfeld October 2, 1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
471Dr. Julius Mark's installation, Synagogue Council of America October 11, 1961
472Citation to Secretary Abraham RibicoffOctober 29, 1961
473Annual Meeting of National Conference of Christians and Jews (Washington, DC)November 20, 1961
474Annual Awards Dinner of Synagogue Council of AmericaDecember 3, 1961
475National Conference of Christians and Jews Dinner honoring Irwin Wolfson (New York, NY)December 4, 1961
476Remarks at University of Judaism (Los Angeles, CA)February 21, 1962
477Installation of Dr. Julius MarkMay 1962
478Remarks at Wilshire Boulevard Temple Forum (Los Angeles, CA) October 14, 1962
479Remarks at Dinner of Synagogue Council of America (New York, NY) December 2, 1962
4710Recording for National Conference of Christians and Jews January 29, 1963
4711Brotherhood Awards Dinner (Washington, DC)February 11, 1963
4712Remarks at Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto, Ontario)February 19, 1963
4713Annual Brotherhood Award DinnerApril 2, 1963
4714Brotherhood Awards Dinner (Garden City, NY)May 8, 1963
4715Dinner in honor of Roger Blough
4716National Conference of Christians and Jews Dinner, award to Walter Robertson
4717Annual Dinner of Temple Emanu-El (New York, NY)
4718Institute of Adult Jewish Studies of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun (New York, NY)December 16, 1963
4719Foreword to Rabbi Israel Dresner’s book G-d, Man and Atomic WarDecember 1965
4720Dinner of Library Committee of Jewish Theological Seminary of AmericaDecember 8, 1965
4721Anniversary Dinner of Congregation Beth Ahabah (Richmond, VA) May 14, 1966
4722Brotherhood Award DinnerMay 24, 1966
4723Presentation of Charles Evans Hughes Award to General Dwight D. EisenhowerNovember 13, 1966
4724Remarks at National Conference of Christians and Jews Dinner (Chicago, IL)December 6, 1967
4725Remarks at Dinner of Temple Emanu-El (New York, NY)December 21, 1967
4726Remarks at Farewell Dinner for Israel Ambassador Avraham Harman January 16, 1968
4727Remarks to Jewish Chapel Squad (West Point, NY)June 3, 1968
4728Remarks at National Conference of Christians and Jews’ Charles Evans Hughes Award Dinner,November 17, 1968
4729Remarks for Testimonial Dinner to Dr. Julius MarkDecember 16, 1968
4730Remarks at Washington Hebrew Congregation regarding President Dwight D. Eisenhower (Washington, DC)March 31, 1969
4731Dinner, Board of Governors of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem September 13, 1970
4732Miscellaneousundated
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Series XV: Temple Emanu-El (New York, NY), 1921-1973

7 linear feet and items from oversized folder
Arrangement:

Papers are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

This series contains correspondence and records reflecting Lewis L. Strauss’ involvement in Temple Emanu-El (New York, NY), especially his tenure as the synagogue’s president between 1938-1948. Lewis L. Strauss also served as a trustee of Temple Emanu-El. In its heyday, which included the years of Lewis L. Strauss’ most active involvement, Temple Emanu-El was considered the flagship congregation of the Reform movement. The bulk of the material consists of minutes of Temple committee meetings, business correspondence, and financial records and reports. It also includes extensive correspondence with Samuel Berliner, the synagogue’s comptroller, and Rabbi Samuel Goldenson. This series accounts for a little more than a fifth of the collection.

BoxFolderTitleDate
481Correspondence1921-1929
482Correspondence1930
483Correspondence1931
484Correspondence1932
485Correspondence1933
486Correspondence with Berliner, Samuel1934
BoxFolderTitleDate
491CorrespondenceJanuary - June 1935
492CorrespondenceJuly - December 1935
493Correspondence with Berliner, SamuelJanuary - June 1935
494Correspondence with Berliner, SamuelJuly - December 1935
495Miscellaneous publications regarding Temple Emanu-El1935
BoxFolderTitleDate
501CorrespondenceJanuary - April 1936
502CorrespondenceMay - December 1936
503Temple Emanu-El Federation contributors (1)1936
504Temple Emanu-El Federation contributors (2)1936
BoxFolderTitleDate
511CorrespondenceJanuary - November 1937
512CorrespondenceDecember 1937
513Correspondence with Berliner, Samuel1937
514Temple Emanu-El Federation contributors1937
515Miscellaneous, annual report, by-laws, memoranda1937
BoxFolderTitleDate
521CorrespondenceJanuary - June 1938
522CorrespondenceJuly - October 1938
523CorrespondenceNovember - December 1938
BoxFolderTitleDate
531Correspondence with Berliner, Samuel1938
532Deficit1938
533Messages from congregants congratulating Lewis L. Strauss on his election as President, scrapbook1938
534President’s correspondence1938
535Reponses of Lewis L. Strauss to congregants1938
BoxFolderTitleDate
541CorrespondenceJanuary - April 1939
542CorrespondenceMay - September 1939
543CorrespondenceOctober 1939
544CorrespondenceNovember - December 1939
545Correspondence with Berliner, Samuel1939
546City Bank Farmers Trust Company, mortgage
547Deficit1939
548Correspondence with Goldenson, Samuel1939
BoxFolderTitleDate
551CorrespondenceJanuary - February 1940
552CorrespondenceMarch - April 1940
553CorrespondenceMay - August 1940
554CorrespondenceSeptember - October 1940
555CorrespondenceNovember - December 1940
556Correspondence with Berliner, Samuel1940
557Correspondence with Goldenson, Samuel1940
558Miscellaneous, lists of committees, memoranda
BoxFolderTitleDate
561Correspondence1941
562Correspondence1942
563Correspondence1943
564Correspondence1944
565Correspondence with Berliner, Samuel1944
566Correspondence with Goldenson, Samuel1944
567Correspondence1945
568Correspondence with Berliner, Samuel1945
569Correspondence with Goldenson, Samuel1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
571CorrespondenceJanuary - June 1946
572CorrespondenceJuly - December 1946
573Correspondence with Berliner, Samuel1946
574Correspondence with Goldenson, Samuel1946
BoxFolderTitleDate
581CorrespondenceJanuary - June 1947
582CorrespondenceJuly - October 1947
583CorrespondenceNovember - December 1947
584Correspondence with Berliner, Samuel1947
585Correspondence with Goldenson, Samuel1947
586Regarding Rabbi Nathan Perilman’s promotion1947
BoxFolderTitleDate
591CorrespondenceJanuary - March 1948
592CorrespondenceApril - August 1948
593CorrespondenceSeptember - December 1948
594Correspondence with Berliner, Samuel1948
BoxFolderTitleDate
601CorrespondenceJanuary - May 1949
602CorrespondenceJune - December 1949
603Correspondence with Berliner, Samuel1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
611Correspondence1950-1953
612Correspondence1954-1973
613Correspondence with Fruhauf, Henry1958-1970
614Miscellaneousundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
Shared OS 1Oversized FolderBlack and white photograph. Temple Emanu-El, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel 1945
Shared OS 1Oversized FolderBlack and white photograph. Centenary Fund Dinner, Congregation Emanu-El1944
Shared OS 1Oversized FolderBlack and white photograph. Photograph of a painting of LLS hung in the boardroom of Congregation Emanu-Elundated
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Series XVI: Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1922-1971

0.5 linear foot
Arrangement:

Arranged by organization, then chronological.

Scope and Content:

This series reflects Lewis L. Strauss’ involvement in the affairs of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC), the umbrella organization of the Reform movement that was established in 1873. The purpose of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations was and remains to determine policy for the Reform movement, debate and resolve matters of theological significance for Reform Judaism, and serve as a framework to unite Reform Jews. The series also includes correspondence relating to the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR).

BoxFolderTitleDate
621Correspondence regarding Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion1936-1962
622Correspondence regarding Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion1963-1972
623Correspondence regarding Union of American Hebrew Congregations 1922-1935
624Correspondence regarding Union of American Hebrew Congregations 1937
625Correspondence regarding Union of American Hebrew Congregations 1938
626Correspondence regarding Union of American Hebrew Congregations 1941-1948
627Correspondence regarding Union of American Hebrew Congregations1950-1971
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Series XVII: Correspondence (Individual), 1919-1973

4.5 linear feet
Arrangement:

The individual correspondence of Lewis L. Strauss is arranged alphabetically and internally in chronological order.

Scope and Content:

Contains correspondence with hundreds of individuals, many of whom were national and international figures, and accounts for roughly an eighth of the collection.

BoxFolderTitleDate
631A - Abrams
632Adler, Cyrus
633Adler, Cyrus [Re: Testimonial Dinner]
634Adler, Joseph Ochs - Ascher, Morris H.
635B - Bache, Mrs. Harold L.
636Bachrach, Alfred R.(1942-1960)
637Bachrach, Alfred R.(1961-1972)
638Backall, M. - Bare, Werner
BoxFolderTitleDate
641Baerwald, Paul
642Baerwald, Mrs. Paul - Lord Bearsted
643Becker, James
644Bendheim, Adrian L. - Ben-Yehuda, Hemda
645Bergman, Ernst
646Bergman, Simon - Bickel, Alexander M.
647Billikopf, Jacob
648Binswanger, Milton S. - Broido, Louis
649Brooks, Sidney - Byram, H.E.
6410C - Cahan
BoxFolderTitleDate
651Calisch, Edward N.
652Cantor, Eddie - Custer, Ben Scott
653Correspondence, D
654Eban, Abba
655Edelman, George - Egelson, Louis I.
656Eisenhower, Dwight D.
657Eisendrath, Edwin W.
658Eisendrath, Maurice N.
659Elath, Eliahu
6510Elliott, Hubert A. - Emanuel
6511Engel, Irving
6512Engelman, Morris - Ezekiel, Gerald A.
6513F - Feingold, Henry
6514Feingold, Jessica
6515Feinstein, Myer - Fineshriber, William H.
BoxFolderTitleDate
661Finkelstein, Louis(1936-1952)
662Finkelstein, Louis(1953-1956)
663Finkelstein, Louis(1957-1959)
664Finkelstein, Louis(1960-1962)
665Finkelstein, Louis(1962-1967)
666Finkelstein, Louis(1968-1973)
667Finkelstein, Michael - Frankenthaler, George
668Frankfurter, Felix - Fromenson, A.H.
BoxFolderTitleDate
671G - Gerard, James W.
672Gerstenfeld, Norman
673Gimbel, Bernard F. - Glueck, Nelson
674Goldbarth, Harvey M. - Guinzberg, Harold
675H - Hoover, Allan
676Hoover, Herbert C.(1918-1964)
677Hoover, Jr., Herbert - Hyamson, M.
678I - Ittelson, Blanche
679Ittelson, Henry
6710J
6711K
BoxFolderTitleDate
681Lambie, Aaron L. - Lapinsky, Elliott
682Laski, Neville
683Lazaron, Morris
684Lazarus, Simon - Lehman, Irving
685Lehrman, Jack J. - Liebermann, William
686Linder, Harold
687Lipman, J.G. - Lowenthal, Marvin
688M - Margolin, A.
689Mark, Julius
6810Marks, Eric - Marshall, James
6811Marshall, Louis
BoxFolderTitleDate
691Martin, I. Jack - McCabe, Selwyn R.
692McDonald, James
693Meissner, Edwin B. - Myers, W.I.
694Correspondence, N-O
695Palitz, Clarence Y. - Pell, Robert T.
696Perilman, Nathan A.
697Pickar, George Harrison - Hoffman, Isidor B.
698R - Rosenberg, Heinrich
699Rosenberg, James N.
BoxFolderTitleDate
701Rosenfelt, Henry H. - de Rothschild, Anthony
702de Rothschild, Edmund
703de Rothschild, Lionel - Ruppin, Arthur
704S - Sanger, Elliott M.
705Sapiro, Aaron
706Sarnoff, David - Simon, Ralph
707Singer, Isidor
708Sizoo, Joseph R. - Soltes, Avraham
709Somers, Everett
BoxFolderTitleDate
711Sonderling, Jacob - Straus, Percy S.
712Straus, Roger
713Strauss, Lewis H.
714Strauss, Lewis H.
715Sulzberger, Arthur Hays
716Sulzberger, Cyrus L. - Szymczak, M.S.
717T - V
718Waldman, Morris K. - Williams, Berkeley
719Wise, Ethel H. - Woodward, F.C.
7110Y - Z
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Series XVIII: Correspondence (Institutional), 1919-1973

2.5 linear feet
Arrangement:

The institutional correspondence of Lewis L. Strauss is arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

Contains correspondence with a broad range of Jewish, secular and international institutions, organizations and groups.

BoxFolderTitleDate
721A - American Friends of Alliance Israélite Universelle
722American Friends of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
723American Friends of Tel Aviv University
724American Friends Service Committee - American Jewish Association
725American Jewish Congress
726American Jewish Federation
727American Jewish Historical Society
728American Jewish League - American Jewish Society
729American Jewish Tercentenary Committee
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731American Judaism - American Red Mogen David for Israel
732American Society for Jewish Farm Settlements in Russia
733Anti-Defamation League - Audio-Scriptions, Inc.
734B
735Camp Ramapo - Committee on Fair Play in Sports
736Conference on Jewish Relations
737Congregation Beth Ahabah (Richmond, VA)
738Congregation Beth Isaac (Trenton, MI) - Cyclopedia Judaica
739D
7310E
7311Fairmount Temple (Cleveland, OH) - Farar, Straus & Cudahy, Inc., Publishers
7312Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies of New York City
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741Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia - Friends of Europe
742G
743Abraham Haas Memorial Fund Committee - Hebrew Union School of Education and Sacred Music (New York, NY)
744Baron de Hirsch Fund
745Histadruth Ivrith of America - Hurwitz Educational League
746I
747Jamaica Jewish Center (Jamaica, NY) - The Jewish Digest
748Jewish Education Association
749The Jewish Examiner - Jewish Publications, Ltd.
7410Jewish Publication Society of America
7411Jewish Quarterly Review - The Jewish Spectator
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751Jewish Statistical Bureau
752Jewish Telegraphic Agency
753The Jewish Tribune - Jüdische Ulterversorgungs-Unstalt
754The Maccabean Club - Medical Research Foundation
755K - L
756The Menorah Journal
757Metropolitan Club (New York, NY) - Montgomery County Jewish Community, Inc. (Chevy Chase, MD)
758Mortgage Bank for Palestine
759National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
7510National Catholic Welfare Council - Nehr Tomid School (New York, NY)
7511New York Board of Rabbis - New York Public Library
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761New York Section of the National Council of Jewish Women - 92nd Street "Y" (New York, NY)
762ORT - Palestine Development Council
763Palestine Economic Corporation
764Peoples ORT Federation - Provisional Executive Committee for General Zionist Affairs
765R - S
766T
767Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America - United Hospital Campaign Committee
768United Jewish Appeal
769United Jewish Campaign - The University of Judaism (Los Angeles, CA)
7610V - Z
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