Guide to the Records of American Academy for Jewish Research, undated, 1928-2001 (bulk 1940s-1990s)
 
*I-508

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: American Academy for Jewish Research
Title: American Academy for Jewish Research, records
Dates:undated, 1928-2001 (bulk 1940s-1990s)
Abstract: Consists of correspondence from the formative years of the American Academy for Jewish Research from 1930 to 1936, fellows files and correspondence, ledgers and notebooks of membership dues and fellowship grants, minutes of the various committee meetings, Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research, and photographs. Correspondents include Salo Baron, Isaac E. Barzilay, Robert Chazan, Louis Finkelstein, Louis Ginsberg, David Weiss-Halivni, Arthur Hyman, Saul Lieberman, Alexander Marx, Harry Orlinsky, and Harry Austrin Wolfson.
Languages: The collection is in English, Dutch, French, German, and Yiddish.
Quantity: 7.5 linear feet (15 manuscript boxes)
Identification: I-508
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Historical Note

The American Academy for Jewish Research (AAJR) was organized in the autumn of 1919 and was formally established on June 15, 1920. The Academy represents the oldest organization of Judaic scholars in North America. The AAJR began as a small group of progressive European-born and trained scholars that came together in North America. Its mission statement is "to foster and promote the cause of Jewish learning and research." At its first meeting in 1919, the Academy established its objectives:

"1. The holding of periodical meetings at which learned papers are presented and discussed. 2. The formulation and carrying into effect of scholarly undertakings of a cooperative character. 3. The issuance of publications. 4. The promotion of relations of fellowship and cooperation among scholars and learned organizations in the United States and those in other countries. 5. The furnishing of opinions upon scholarly projects submitted to the Academy. 6. Such other means as may, from time to time, be determined by the Academy.1"

The original officers were: Professor Louis Ginzberg, President; Professor Gotthard Deutsch, Vice-President; Professor Henry Malter, Secretary; Professor Jacob Z. Lauterbach, Treasurer.2

The early leaders of the AAJR is a listing of the giants of Jewish research in the Americas - Salo Baron, Louis Ginzberg, Saul Lieberman, Alexander Marx, Louis Finkelstein, Harry Orlinsky and Harry Wolfson. The scholars and fellows were concentrated in the Northeast portion of the United States and made New York City the headquarters of the Academy and the center of its activities.

When the Academy was founded, the major centers of Jewish learning were still in Europe. But within 25 years, the European centers would exist no more, and Judaic branches of learning would flourish in the United States.

During the early 1920s, the meetings of the Academy were limited to its scholarly members. On December 27, 1928, the AAJR held its first public meeting, a sign that a wider audience was ready for serious scholarly presentations on Jewish topics. The high goals which the Academy set for itself became apparent from the stature of the three speakers at the first public meeting in 1928: Professors Max Margolis, Harry Wolfson, and Salo Baron. At the meeting, the acting president, Professor Alexander Marx, outlined the purposes of the Academy and specific projects which the Academy hoped to undertake.

The Academy was incorporated under the laws of Maryland on December 20, 1929. Once incorporated, the AAJR became a non-profit organization. Its officers were: President - Professor Louis Ginzberg; Vice-President - Professor Alexander Marx; Recording Secretary - Reverend Dr. Leo Jung; Corresponding Secretary - Professor D.S. Blondheim; Treasurer - Professor J.Z. Lauterbach. The first public meeting was held at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York City on December 27, 1929. Since that time, Annual Meetings of Members and Fellows have been held in the last week of December, and other special meetings throughout the year.

In June 1933, the Academy established a Research Fellowship for one displaced foreign scholar, and since then has maintained other Research fellowships. The Academy also supports Jewish scholar residents abroad and distributes annual grants-in-aid for publication of scholarly works.

Scholarly papers are read at annual meetings and other public meetings. AAJR sponsors publications primarily in the fields of Biblical and Talmudic research, medieval Jewish literature and law and Jewish history of all periods. Research fellowships and grants for Jewish scholars here and abroad have been made since the Academy's first meeting in 1928. In addition to the 63 volumes of its annual Proceedings, containing numerous outstanding studies in Judaica and related fields, the Academy published a number of Festschriften and Memorial Volumes dedicated to the memory of the great Jewish sages of the past and in honor of eminent scholars of recent times. The Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research was one of the leading journals on the international Jewish studies scene.

Academy membership consists of: o Fellows, scholars who are active in the field of Jewish Learning, o Patrons and contributing members, persons interested in Jewish learning, o Members, persons actively or sympathetically interested in Jewish learning.

Fellowship and Scholarship

Fellows are nominated and elected by their peers and constitute the most distinguished and most senior scholars teaching Judaic studies at American universities. The Academy sponsors the following programs: the Baron Prize for the best first book in the fields of Judaic studies, a bi-annual retreat for fellows, and several academic sessions conducted each year at the annual meeting of the Association for Jewish Studies. As the oldest organization for Jewish scholarship, it is committed to enhancing Judaic studies throughout North American universities by creating a dynamic fellowship for its members and by providing programs and opportunities for more junior scholars and students entering the field.3

Because the Fellows of the Academy are no longer confined to the Northeast, the AAJR has regularly offered a series of sessions at the annual conference of the Association of Jewish Studies.

The AAJR boasts a long and distinguished history of intellectual, moral and financial support of Judaic studies across North America and worldwide. The Academy has maintained its importance through the annual election of fellows, its Proceedings, and its support of publication.

The Academy's published works include: the annual Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research; six volumes of Texts and Studies (AJHS DS101.A343 vol. 2: Saadia anniversary volume) of famous medieval Jewish personalities and on medieval laws appeared since 1941, and Iranian Jewry's Hour of Peril and Heroism by Vera Basch Moreen (1986). In addition, the Academy established the Epstein Series with earnings from the endowment fund allocated for publications and numerous volumes of this series have been published since 1952. Other publications include: a three-volume Harry A. Wolfson Jubilee (AJHS BM42.H27) publication; The Marranoes of Spain; two volumes of the Union Catalogue of Hebrew Manuscripts and their Locations; Medieval Jewish Life, and Hebrew Manuscripts in Austria, catalogued by Arthur Z. Schwartz.4

A three-volume Jubilee Tribute to Professor Salo W. Baron (AJHS DS102.4.S24) was published. A critical edition of some of the works of Maimonides and a translation into Hebrew of the essays of Harry A. Wolfson has been published and others are planned.5

A monograph series has also been started: the first in the series, Yacov ben Elazar Kitab al Kamil, by Nehemia Allony; the second, Economics and Toleration in Seventeenth Century Venice, by Benjamin C. Ravid; and finally, Affricated 'Sade' in the Semitic Languages, by Richard C. Steiner.6

Funding and Prizes

The AAJR's "Special Initiatives" Fund encourages, promotes, and enables innovative projects in all areas of Jewish studies that explore new directions or establish creative formats for investigating under-studied or original topics. The AAJR is interested in financing projects with unusual features that would otherwise not find funding.7

The Academy also invites submissions for the Salo Wittmayer Baron Book Prize. The Prize ($5,000) is awarded annually to the author of an outstanding first book in Judaic studies. Only three Prizes have been award so far and it is expected that the Prize will become a recognized honor in the field of Jewish studies.

Footnotes

1-2 Introductory Statement, Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research, vol. 1, 1928, page 1
3http://www.aajr.org
4-6 Program from the 62nd Annual Meeting, 1989
7http://aajr.org/announcements.html

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Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence from the formative years of the American Academy for Jewish Research from 1930 to 1936, fellows files and correspondence, ledgers and notebooks of membership dues and fellowship grants, minutes of the various committee meetings, Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research, and photographs.

Significant correspondents include Salo Baron, Isaac E. Barzilay, Robert Chazan, Louis Finkelstein, Louis Ginsberg, David Weiss-Halivni, Arthur Hyman, Saul Lieberman, Alexander Marx, Harry Orlinsky, and Harry Austrin Wolfson.

The papers are valuable to researchers studying the following aspects of Jewish history: Jewish learning, Jewish philosophy, Jewish research, Jewish religion, Jewish scholarship, Jewish way of life, and Judaic studies.

Types of material include agendas, correspondence, diskettes, invitations, ledgers, memoranda, minutes, notebooks, photographs, programs, and publications.

Publications (Series IV) contain the Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research and a book published by AAJR entitled "Maimonides' Treatise on Resurrection." The series does not include the monograph series. Individual volumes held by AJHS are listed with call numbers in the section "Fellowship and Scholarship."

The collection is in English, Dutch, French, German, and Yiddish.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into five series 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 Director of Library and Archives 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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Related Material

American Academy for Jewish Research collection (ARC 9) at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); American Academy for Jewish Research, records; I-508; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Helen and Isaac Barzilay, 1993-1995 (Proceedings); Lauren Shedletsky, 1997 (Proceedings); Sheila Allen, February 2011 (archives).

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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: AAJR Formative Years Correspondence, undated, 1930-1936

English, Dutch, French, German, and Yiddish.
Box 1.
Arrangement:

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series contains correspondence from the formative years of the American Association for Jewish Research, dating from 1930-1936. Of significance are the correspondence of Salo Baron, William Gresser, Julius Grodinsky, and Prof. Jacob Z. Lauterbach.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 1 AAJR General Correspondence A-Z undated, 1930-1935 request_box
  (contains Dutch, French, German, and Yiddish)   
1 2 AAJR Meeting Invitations undated, 1930, 1933-1935 request_box
  (contains German)   
1 3 Baron, Saul W. - Correspondence 1932-1936 request_box
  (contains German)   
1 4 Fellowships 1934-1935 request_box
1 5 Gresser, William - Correspondence 1935 request_box
1 6 Grodinsky, Julius - Correspondence 1932-1934 request_box
1 7 Lauterbach, Jacob Z. - Correspondence 1931-1934 request_box
1 8 Maimonides - Bibliography undated request_box
1 9 Proceedings - Orders undated, 1933-1934 request_box
  (contains French)   
1 10 Publicity undated, 1931-1933 request_box
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Series II: Fellows Files and Correspondence, undated, 1929-1999, 2001

English, French, German, and Yiddish.
Boxes 2-10.
Arrangement:

Arranged into three subseries.

Scope and Content:

The series consists of fellows files and alphabetical correspondence with fellows by last name. The series also has ledgers and notebooks of membership dues for fellows.

Subseries A: Fellows Files, undated, 1946, 1948-1999, 2001

English, German, and Yiddish.
Boxes 2-4.
Arrangement:

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

The subseries is composed of fellows files arranged alphabetically by subject. The bulk of the material is from the 1940s to the 1990s.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2 1 Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation undated, 1967-1970, 1977-1978, 1989, 2001 request_box
  (contains German and Yiddish)   
2 2 Atlas Fund undated, 1990, 1997 request_box
2 3 Candidates for Fellows 1990 1990 request_box
2 4 Candidates for Fellows 1991 1991 request_box
2 5 Conference on Jewish Materials Claims Against Germany 1955-1965, 1971-1972 request_box
2 6 Copyright 1946, 1949-1956, 1958-1959, 1962, 1966-1969, 1976-1978, 1981-1983, 1985-1988, 1990-1994, 1997 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
2 7 Copyright Applications undated, 1983-1984 request_box
2 8 Copyright Republic Requests 1997 request_box
2 9 Diskettes - AAJR text files, Subvention Letters, and Fellows Excel file undated request_box
2 10 Election of New Fellows Ballots 1998-1999 request_box
2 11 Epstein Endowment (1949-50) Papers 1949-1959 request_box
2 12 Epstein Fund undated, 1948-1957, 1967, 1969-1971 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
3 1 Fellows Deceased undated request_box
3 2 Fellows Retreat undated, 1996-1999 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 3 Gifts 1983, 1985-1987, 1989-1994 request_box
3 4 Graduate Student Seminar 1998-1999 request_box
3 5 Graduate Student Seminar Planning undated, 1998-1999 request_box
3 6 Grant Requests undated, 1992, 1997-1999 request_box
3 7 Grants - Hacker, Joseph (incomplete) undated, 1992, 1994 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 8 Grants - Kagan, Berl undated, 1992 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 9 Grants - Liebsen, Gideon 1993-1996 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 10 Grants - Moshe, Gil undated, 1993-1994, 1996 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 11 Grants - Westreich, Elimelekh undated, 1993-1995 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 12 Jubilee Volume undated, 1977, 1980 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 13 Littauer Foundation 1969-1971, 1973-1974, 1977 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4 1 Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture undated, 1972-1976 request_box
4 2 New Fellows 1996 1996 request_box
4 3 New Fellow Letters undated request_box
4 4 Nominations for Fellows 1992 undated, 1992-1993 request_box
4 5 Proceedings in Libraries and Bookstores undated, 1985, 1987, 1989 request_box
4 6 Proposal for Fellows 1987 undated, 1985-1988 request_box
4 7 Proposal for Fellows 1988 undated, 1987-1989 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
4 9 Reception for Salo W. Baron Prize 1999 undated, 1998-1999 request_box
4 9 Submissions for Subvention Project 1998 1998-1999 request_box
4 10-11 Wolfson Volume undated, 1963, 1965-1966, 1971-1979, 1990 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   

Subseries B: Fellows Correspondence, undated, 1965, 1967-1997, 1999

English, French, German, and Yiddish.
Box 5 - Box 10, Folder 16.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

The subseries consists of the correspondence of fellows, arranged alphabetically by last name.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5 1 Abramson, Shraga undated, 1987 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 2 Alter, Robert 1994 request_box
5 3 Altmann, Alexander 1981-1986 request_box
5 4 Ankori, Zvi 1988 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 5 Atlas, Samuel undated, 1986, 1990-1996 request_box
5 6 Band, Arnold undated, 1989, 1997 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 7 Bar, Asher Moshe 1991, 1995 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 8 Baron, Salo undated, 1965, 1969-1971, 1978, 1980-1989 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 9-10 Barzilay, Isaac undated, 1972, 1981, 1984-1993 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 11 Beinart, Haim 1983, 1987-1988, 1995 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 12 Berger, David 1975-1976, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1991-1993, 1995-1997 request_box
5 13 Berlin, Adele undated, 1997 request_box
5 14 Berman, Lawrence 1984-1985 request_box
5 15 Blau, Joshua 1987-1988 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 16 Blumenkranz, Bernhard 1980, 1982-1983, 1989-1990 request_box
  (contains French)   
5 17 Bonfil, Robert 1994, 1996 request_box
5 18 Brinner, William M. undated, 1988, 1992-1994 request_box
5 19-20 Chazan, Robert undated, 1972, 1986-1989, 1992, 1994-1996 request_box
  (contains French)   
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
6 1 Cohen, Gerson D. undated, 1969-1971, 1975, 1982-1984, 1986-1988, 1990-1991 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 2 Cohen, Martin A. undated, 1982, 1986, 1989-1994 request_box
6 3 Cohen, Naomi undated, 1985-1987, 1993-1994 request_box
6 4 Cohen, Shaye J.D. 1989-1992, 1995-1996 request_box
6 5 Daube, David 1979, 1985-1986, 1988, 1995 request_box
6 6 Davidson, Herbert A. undated, 1983-1984, 1986-1990, 1992, 1995 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 7 Davies, W.D. 1988-1989, 1991, 1993-1995 request_box
6 8 Dimitrovsky, Zalman undated, 1970-1971 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 9 Duker, Abraham C. 1983, 1986 request_box
6 10 Eidelberg, Shlomoh undated, 1986-1995, 1997 request_box
  (contains German and Yiddish)   
6 11 Endelman, Todd 1994-1997 request_box
6 12 Feldblum, Meyer S. 1981, 1984, 1989 request_box
6 13 Feldman, Leon 1969-1970, 1983-1987, 1989-1992 request_box
6 14 Feldman, Louis 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978-1979, 1984-1985, 1987-1989, 1993-1994 request_box
6 15 Feldman, Seymour undated, 1987, 1991-1992, 1997 request_box
6 16 Finkelstein, Prof. Louis 1985-1988, 1990 request_box
6 17 Fischel, Henry 1973, 1987-1988 request_box
6 18 Fishbane, Michael 1991-1992, 1995 request_box
6 19 Fleischer, Ezra 1992 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 20 Flusser, David 1991, 1993 request_box
6 21 Friedman, Shamma undated, 1970, 1972, 1976, 1984-1987, 1989 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
6 22 Funkenstein, Amos undated, 1987, 1989-1990 request_box
6 23 Gartner, Lloyd undated, 1978-1980, 1982-1988, 1991, 1993 request_box
6 24 Gaster, Prof. 1992 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
7 1 Gil, Moshe undated, 1981-1984, 1988-1992 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 2 Golb, Norman 1980, 1983, 1985-1988, 1990-1992 request_box
7 3 Goldin, Judah undated, 1983-1984, 1986-1987, 1990-1992 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 4 Goldstein, Bernard 1993 request_box
7 5 Goldstein, Jonathan A. 1981-1985, 1988, 1994 request_box
7 6 Gordis, Robert 1983-1988 request_box
7 7 Gordon, Cyrus H. 1982, 1984, 1986, 1989-1990 request_box
7 8 Greenberg, Moshe 1981 request_box
7 9 Halivni, David Weiss undated, 1980, 1982-1983, 1986-1997 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 10 Hallo, William W. undated, 1976-1977, 1982-1986, 1988-1989, 1992, 1996-1997 request_box
7 11 Haran, Menahem M. 1989-1990, 1994, 1996 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 12 Held, Moshe 1990 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 13 Hertzberg, Arthur undated, 1986-1989, 1994-1995 request_box
7 14-15 Hyman, Arthur undated, 1974, 1977-1978, 1983-1997 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 16 Hyman, Paula 1993-1997 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
8 1 Idel, Moshe undated, 1988-1989, 1993 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
8 2 Ivri, Alfred undated, 1983-1984, 1987-1996 request_box
8 3 Kraemer, Joel 1995 request_box
8 4 Leslau, Wolf 1987-1988, 1990, 1994-1995 request_box
8 5 Levine, Baruch undated, 1986-1987, 1990-1993 request_box
8 6 Lewis, Bernard 1985, 1987 request_box
8 7 Lieberman, Saul undated, 1967-1968, 1971 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
8 8 Malamat, Abraham undated, 1986, 1988 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
8 9 Mazar, Benjamin 1986-1987 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
8 10 Meyer, Michael A. undated, 1988-1992, 1994-1997 request_box
8 11 Milgrom, Jacob 1986 request_box
8 12 Mintz, Alan 1995-1996 request_box
8 13 Mirsky, Aharon undated, 1986-1992 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
8 14 Moore, Deborah Dash undated, 1997 request_box
8 15 Morag, Shelomo undated, 1980-1985, 1987-1989 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
8 16 Nemoy, Leon undated, 1984 request_box
8 17 Netanyahu, Benzion undated, 1967, 1969-1971, 1973, 1985, 1990, 1993, 1999 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
8 18 Neusner, Jacob undated, 1974, 1981-1983, 1985-1988 request_box
8 19 Novak, David undated, 1997 request_box
8 20 Orlinsky, Harry M. 1980-1987, 1989-1992 request_box
  (contains French)   
8 21 Paper, Herbert H. 1990-1993, 1995 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
8 22 Perlmann, Moshe undated, 1967, 1969, 1974, 1982-1983, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1993 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
8 23 Petuchowski, Jakob J. 1983, 1987-1988 request_box
8 24 Polotsky, H. Jacob 1985, 1987 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
9 1 Ravid, Benjamin undated, 1975-1979, 1982-1988, 1997 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
9 2 Reinharz, Jehuda 1993-1994 request_box
9 3 Rosenbloom, Noah H. undated, 1977-1978, 1981, 1983-1984, 1987-1988, 1990, 1992-1994 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
9 4 Rosenthal, E. 1985, 1987-1988, 1991 request_box
9 5 Rosenthal, Franz 1980-1981, 1983-1988, 1992-1994 request_box
9 6 Ruderman, David undated, 1987, 1989-1996 request_box
9 7 Salomon, Herman Prins 1991-1992 request_box
9 8 Saperstein, Marc 1994-1995 request_box
9 9 Sarna, Nahum undated, 1989-1997 request_box
9 10 Schaefer, Peter 1994 request_box
9 11 Scheiber, Alexander 1976-1977 request_box
9 12 Schiffman, Lawrence H. 1983, 1985-1989, 1991-1994 request_box
9 13 Schorsch, Ismar 1986-1987, 1989, 1991 request_box
9 14 Schweid, Eliezer 1995 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
9 15 Shahed, Gershon 1985-1987, 1993, 1995 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
9 16 Shatzmiller, Joseph 1972, 1978, 1980, 1982-1988, 1990-1994 request_box
  (contains French and Yiddish)   
9 17 Shulvass, Moses A. undated, 1975, 1983-1988 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
9 18 Silberschlag, Eisig 1983 request_box
9 19 Simonsohn, Shlomo undated, 1986-1987 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
9 20 Sklare, Marshall undated, 1989, 1992 request_box
9 21 Smith, Morton 1982-1983, 1985-1986, 1988 request_box
9 22 Soloveitchik, Haym undated, 1977-1978, 1985, 1987, 1995 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
9 23 Speigel, Shalom 1970 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
10 1 Stanislawski, Michael 1995 request_box
10 2 Steiner, Richard undated, 1979-1980, 1982-1987, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1997 request_box
  (contains German and Yiddish)   
10 3 Tadmor, Hayim 1993-1994 request_box
10 4 Talmage, Frank undated, 1986-1987 request_box
10 5 Tigay, Jeffrey 1987-1988, 1992, 1995 request_box
10 6 Tishby, Isaiah 1983-1984, 1992 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
10 7 Twersky, Isadore undated, 1969, 1977-1978, 1981, 1985, 1987-1991, 1993, 1995 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
10 8 Udovitch, A.L. 1985, 1987 request_box
10 9 Urbach, Ephraim 1981, 1983, 1985, 1988-1989 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
10 10 Werner, Eric 1968, 1972-1974, 1976-1977, 1983, 1985-1988 request_box
10 11 Wieder, Naphtali undated, 1991 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
10 12 Wilensky, M. undated, 1981, 1984-1986, 1988-1989 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
10 13 Winston, David 1992-1993 request_box
10 14 Wischnitzer, Rachel undated, 1983-1985, 1989 request_box
10 15 Wisse, Ruth 1993, 1995 request_box
10 16 Yerushalmi, Yosef Hayim 1982-1984, 1986-1987 request_box

Subseries C: Ledgers and Notebooks, 1929-1947, 1951-1967

English.
Box 10, Folders 17-22.
Arrangement:

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains ledgers of membership dues from 1929 to 1947. A notebook from 1947 contains records of fellowships. A notebook lists records of money received through rabbis for special contributions from 1951 to 1967. A ledger from 1955 contains records of fellowships and grants. There is a notebook of Jewish Scholars Fund and Grants Entry from 1941 to 1942.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
10 17 AAJR Money received through rabbis – Special Contributions (notebook) 1951-1967 request_box
10 18 American Academy for Jewish Research – Fellowships 1947 (notebook) 1947 request_box
10 19 Fellowships and Grants (DeLedger) 1955 request_box
10 20 Jewish Scholars Fund and Grants Entry Book (notebook) 1941-1942 request_box
10 21 Membership Dues (ledger) 1929-1940 request_box
10 22 Membership Dues (ledger) 1941-1947 request_box
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Series III: Meeting Committee Minutes, undated, 1930-1935, 1937-1974, 1976-1978, 1982-1997

English and Yiddish.
Boxes 11-15.
Arrangement:

Arranged into ten subseries.

Scope and Content:

The series contains minutes of the meetings of the executive committee, annual meetings of fellows, the grants, finance, nominating, and long-range planning committees, plus spring meeting planning committees and other various committees. The series ends with meeting committee correspondence, memoranda and miscellaneous material from 1985 to 1989.

Subseries A: Executive Committee Meetings (1934-1935, 1937-1945, 1947-1974,1976-1978, 1983-1994. 1996-1997), undated, 1934-1935, 1937-1945, 1947-1974, 1976-1978, 1983-1994. 1996-1997

English and Yiddish.
Box 11 - Box 13, Folder 4.
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically by meeting year.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains the minutes of the executive committee meetings from 1934 to 1997.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11 1 Executive Committee Meetings – 1934-1935 1934-1935 request_box
11 2 Executive Committee Meetings – 1937-1941 (ledger) 1937-1941 request_box
11 3 Executive Committee Meetings – 1941-1945, 1947-1949 1941-1945, 1947-1949 request_box
11 4 Executive Committee Meetings – 1950-1959 1950-1959 request_box
11 5 Executive Committee Meetings – 1960-1967 1960-1967 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
12 1 Executive Committee Meetings – 1968-1974, 1976-1978 1968-1974, 1976-1978 request_box
12 2 Executive Committee Meetings – 1983 1983 request_box
12 3 Executive Committee Meetings – 1984 1984 request_box
12 4 Executive Committee Meetings – 1985 undated, 1985 request_box
12 5 Executive Committee Meetings – 1986 1986 request_box
12 6 Executive Committee Meetings – 1987 1987 request_box
12 7 Executive Committee Meetings – 1988 undated, 1988 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
12 8 Executive Committee Meetings – 1989 1989 request_box
12 9 Executive Committee Meetings – 1990 1990 request_box
12 10 Executive Committee Meetings – 1991 undated, 1990-1991 request_box
12 11 Executive Committee Meetings – 1992 1992 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
13 1 Executive Committee Meetings – 1993 undated, 1992-1993 request_box
13 2 Executive Committee Meetings – 1994 1994 request_box
13 3 Executive Committee Meetings – 1996 1995-1996 request_box
13 4 Executive Committee Meetings – 1997 1997 request_box

Subseries B: Annual Meetings of Fellows (1930-1933. 1941-1944, 1950-1970, 1983-1989, 1991-1995, 1997), undated, 1930-1933, 1941-1944, 1946-1949, 1950-1970, 1983-1989, 1991-1997

English and Yiddish.
Box 13, Folder 5 -- Box 14, Folder 6.
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically by meeting year.

Scope and Content:

The subseries has the minutes of the annual meetings of fellows from 1983 to 1997.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
13 5 Annual Meetings – 1930-1933 1930-1933 request_box
13 6 Annual Meetings – 1941-1944, 1946-1949 1941-1944, 1946-1949 request_box
13 7 Annual Meetings – 1950-1959 1950-1959 request_box
13 8 Annual Meetings – 1960-1970 1960-1970 request_box
13 9 Annual Meeting 1983 1983 request_box
13 10 Annual Meeting 1984 1984-1985 request_box
13 11 Annual Meeting 1985 undated, 1985-1986 request_box
13 12 Annual Meeting 1986 undated, 1986-1987 request_box
13 13 Annual Meeting 1987 undated, 1987 request_box
13 14 Annual Meeting 1988 1988-1989 request_box
13 15 Annual Meeting 1989 undated, 1989-1990 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14 1 Annual Meeting 1991 undated, 1990-1991 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
14 2 Annual Meeting 1992 1991-1992 request_box
14 3 Annual Meeting of Fellows 1993 1993 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
14 4 Annual Meeting of Fellows 1994 1993-1994 request_box
14 5 Annual Meeting 1995 1994-1995 request_box
14 6 Annual Meeting 1997 1996-1997 request_box

Subseries C: Grants Committee Meetings (1982, 1986-1993, 1997), 1982-1983, 1985-1993, 1997

English and Yiddish.
Box 14, Folders 7-16.
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically by meeting year.

Scope and Content:

The subseries is comprised of the minutes of the grants committee meetings during the years from 1982 to 1997.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14 7 Grants Committee 1982 1982-1983 request_box
14 8 Grants Committee Meeting – 1986 1985-1986 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
14 9 Grants Committee Meeting – 1987 1987 request_box
14 10 Grants Committee Meeting – 1988 1988 request_box
14 11 Grants Committee Correspondence 1989 request_box
14 12 Grants Committee – 1990 1990 request_box
14 13 Grants Committee Meeting – October 20, 1991 1991 request_box
14 14 Grants Committee Meetings – 1992 1992 request_box
14 15 Grants Committee Meeting – 1993 1993 request_box
14 16 Grants Committee 1997 1997 request_box

Subseries D: Finance Committee Meetings (1950, 1987, 1989), 1950, 1987, 1989

English.
Box 14, Folders 17-19.
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically by meeting year.

Scope and Content:

The subseries consists of the minutes of the finance committee meetings from 1950, 1987 and 1989.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14 17 Finance Committee Meeting – 1950 1950 request_box
14 18 Finance Committee Meeting – 1987 1987 request_box
14 19 Finance Committee Meeting – May 24, 1989 1989 request_box

Subseries E: Nominating Committee Meetings (1958, 1969, 1984, 1986-1987, 1990-1992), 1958, 1969, 1984, 1986-1987, 1990-1992

English.
Box 14, Folders 20-26.
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically by meeting year.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains the minutes of the nominating committee meetings from 1958 to 1992.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14 20 Nominating Committee Meetings – 1958, 1969 1958, 1969 request_box
14 21 Nominating Committee – 1984 1984 request_box
14 22 Nominating Committee Meeting – 1986 1986 request_box
14 23 Nominating Committee Meeting – 1987 1987 request_box
14 24 Nominating Committee – 1990 1989-1990 request_box
14 25 Nominating Committee – 1991 1991 request_box
14 26 Nominating Committee – 1992 1992 request_box

Subseries F: Long-Range Planning Committee Meetings (1995-1996), 1995-1996

English.
Box 15, Folders 1-2.
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically by meeting year.

Scope and Content:

The subseries has the minutes of the long-range planning committee meetings from 1995 to 1996.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15 1 Long-Range Planning Committee Meeting – June 9, 1995 1995 request_box
15 2 Long-Range Planning Committee Meeting – January 21, 1996 1996 request_box

Subseries G: Program Committee (1992-1993), 1992-1993

English.
Box 15, Folders 3-4.
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically by meeting year.

Scope and Content:

The subseries is comprised of minutes of the program committee meetings from 1992 to 1993.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15 3 Program Committee – 1992 1992 request_box
15 4 Program Committee – 1993 1993 request_box

Subseries H: Spring Meetings (1986-1987), 1985-1987

English and Yiddish.
Box 15, Folders 5-6.
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically by meeting year.

Scope and Content:

The subseries has the minutes of Spring meetings during the Spring of 1986 and 1987.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15 5 Spring Meeting 1986 1985-1986 request_box
15 6 Spring Meeting 1987 1987 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   

Subseries I: Other Committees (1986, 1992), 1986, 1992

English.
Box 15, Folders 7-11.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by meeting name.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains the minutes of the Boston Meeting of Fellows, planning committee meeting, publication committee meeting, steering committee meeting, and a special meeting.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15 7 Boston Meeting of Fellows – December 1992 1992 request_box
15 8 Planning Committee – 1992 1992 request_box
15 9 Publication Committee – 1992 1992 request_box
15 10 Special Meeting – 1986 1986 request_box
15 11 Steering Committee Meeting – February 2, 1992 1992 request_box

Subseries J: Correspondence, Memoranda, and Miscellaneous Papers, 1985-1989

English and Yiddish.
Box 15, Folder 12.
Arrangement:

Documents are arranged alphabetically within the folder.

Scope and Content:

The subseries consists of correspondence, memoranda and miscellaneous documents from meetings from 1985 to 1989.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15 12 Meeting Committee Correspondence, Memoranda, and Miscellaneous 1985-1989 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
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Series IV: Publications, 1928-2001

English.
Box 15, Folder 13 and 63 volumes of the Proceedings.
Arrangement:

Proceedings are arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

The series contains the complete set of the Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research, volumes 1-63 from 1928 to 2001. The series also contains a book entitled "Maimonides' Treatise on Resurrection," also published by the American Academy for Jewish Research.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research, vols. 1-63 1928-2001 request_box
  

(located in the Library collection, DS101.A34, DS101.A512)

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15 13 “Maimonides’ Treatise on Resurrection” by Joshua Finkel, published by AAJR 1939 request_box
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Series V: Photographs, undated, 1995

Box 15, Folders 14-15.
Scope and Content:

The series consists of photographs of notable persons such as Salo Baron, Isaac E. Barzilay, Robert Chazan, Louis Finkelstein, Louis Ginsberg, David Weiss-Halivni, Arthur Hyman, Saul Lieberman, Alexander Marx, Harry Orlinsky, and Harry Austrin Wolfson.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15 14 Photographs (removed from frames) undated request_box
15 15 Photographs undated, 1995 request_box
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