Guide to the Papers of Bernard G. Richards (1877-1971), undated, 1820, 1868, 1895-1996, 1999
 
*P-868

Processed by Jocelyn K. Wilk, Adina Anflick, and Marvin Rusinek

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Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on April 7, 2011. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Richards, Bernard G.
Title: Bernard G. Richards, papers
Dates:undated, 1820, 1868, 1895-1996, 1999
Abstract: The collection contains Bernard G. Richards personal and official correspondence, papers from his involvement with the American Jewish Congress and Jewish Information Bureau, published and unpublished writings, publications collected by Richards, articles about Richards and his activities, correspondence and articles from testimonial dinners in honor of Richards, and photographs. Significant correspondents include Joseph Barondess, Louis D. Brandeis, Vladimir Jabotinsky, J.L. Magnes, Louis Marshall, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jacob H. Schiff, Philip Slomovitz, Arthur Hays Sulzberger, Morris Winchovsky, and Stephen S. Wise.
Languages: The collection is in English, with some Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Yiddish.
Quantity: 19 linear feet (38 manuscript boxes, 4 oversized folders)
Identification: P-868
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Biographical Note

Bernard Gerson Richards (BGR) (1877-1971)

Bernard Gerson Richards, journalist, author and communal worker, was born March 9, 1877 in Keidan, province of Kovnoa (presently Kaunas), Lithuania (at that time part of the Russian empire), son of Sender Rabinovich and Chana Sirk. In Russia, he received a Cheder education. When he came to the United States, he furthered his education through self-study. Richards was involved with some of the major events in 20th century American Jewish history. His career spanned over 50 years.

He first came to America with his mother and other members of his family to join his father and older brother in 1886, returned to Keidan with his mother and sister at the end of a year but emigrated for good in 1891. He supported himself as peddler, clerk in a dry goods store, and writer for Yiddish newspapers in New York, Denver, and Boston.

Richards was a Boston correspondent for several New York Yiddish dailies and was editor of the Boston Yiddish weekly, "Der Israelit." He was a reporter for the Boston Post for about five years and for The Boston Journal. Some of his writings were published in the Boston Evening Transcript and some of his writings were published in 1903 as "The Discourses of Keidansky." The Discourses were imaginary conversations with a philosopher of the Ghetto. The Discourses was a humorous and satirical commentary of all aspects of Jewish life. He wrote more Keidansky papers for the New York Evening Post, The New Era Magazine and The American Hebrew and a new volume "More Discourses of Keidansky" was scheduled for publication in early 1927. He also contributed to the Arena, The Forum Magazine, The Independent and The Reader Magazine.

While living in Boston, Richards helped establish the Jewish Educational Alliance there and was active in educational and communal work through this and several other youth clubs. He participated in the Socialist and Labor movements and wrote articles on these subjects for several newspapers. He contributed his first articles in Yiddish to Der Emes ("The Truth"), a weekly literary publication.

In 1903, Richards married Gertrude Gruzinskie of Boston and moved to New York. He was an editor of The Jewish World and The New Era Magazine. At the same time, Richards organized the Jewish Press Bureau, the first news agency of its kind that supplied news items, literary material and translations to Jewish and non-Jewish newspapers.

Richards founded The Chronicler, an English-Jewish weekly that was published from March 1906 to April 1907 along with Jacob De Haas, Dr. J.L. Magnes, Dr. Samuel Josep, Louis S. Posner and others seeking frank discussion of Jewish problems.

The New York Jewish Community (Kehillah) was organized on a representative basis from delegations of all local organizations. In 1908 the Jewish Community was organized under the chairmanship of Dr. Magnes with Jacob H. Schiff, Louis Marshall, Cyrus L. Sulzberger, Elias A. Cohen, Joseph Barondess, Bernard Semel, Leon Sanders, Samuel Dorf and others. Richards was Secretary of the organization and directed its work until 1913.

Richards then became Educational Director of the Society of the Jewish Institute that he helped organize to carry on Jewish educational work. At the same time, he continued his journalistic work with The New York Globe and the New York Tribune. He also contributed to Boston newspapers and to various English-Jewish publications including The Jewish Comment published in Baltimore, The American Hebrew and the Hebrew Standard. Richards contributed a regular weekly humorous column to the American Hebrew and Hebrew Standard. A series of "English-Yiddish Dialogues" and many other articles and sketches appeared in various publications.

At a Zionist conference on August 30, 1914, Richards along with Baruch Zuckerman and Nahun Syrkin presented a resolution calling for the organization of American Jewry across democratic lines. The resolution addressed problems stemming from World War I and ways to alleviate problems affecting the Jews. Under the leadership of Louis D. Brandeis, the resolution led to the formation and then to the establishment of the American Jewish Congress. As a founding member, Richards was closely tied with Dr. Stephen Wise, its founder and first leader. Richards was involved with the Democratic National Committee and FDR's first presidential campaign, in charge of the foreign language campaign materials.

In the ensuing years, Richards wrote numerous articles for general and Jewish magazines and newspapers. The problems of immigration and of European minorities were the subjects of many of his essays. He wrote a booklet entitled "Organizing American Jewry" that was issued by the American Jewish Congress and a short history entitled "Zionism in the United States," issued by the Zionist Organization of America.

Richards published in the Jewish Daily News a series of interviews on the plight of the Jews during the War and the need for action on their behalf. Among the interviews he held was one with Theodore Roosevelt.

When the movement for the American Jewish Congress took shape in 1915, Richards was asked to take charge of the work of organization. He resigned from the Society of the Jewish Institute to commit himself to the task. At the Session of the American Jewish Congress in 1918, Richards was elected Secretary to the Delegation to the Peace Conference. On March 3, 1919, Richards appeared with part of the European Delegation of the American Jewish Congress, before President Woodrow Wilson at the White House to present a memorandum to the President on the subject of Jewish disabilities in Eastern Europe and Jewish claims to Palestine and Richards went with this Delegation to Versailles, Paris from March to July 1919. Richards was chosen for the position of Executive Secretary in the new Congress organization and served from 1915 to 1932. He served as Executive Director of the American Jewish Congress for the following 25 years.

Richards was also actively involved with the Zionist movement. He served on the Executive Committee and on the Administrative Committee of the Federation of American Zionists, and played a significant role in the work. Richards was a member of the Jewish Publication Society of America, The Jewish Council of Greater New York, The Free Synagogue and several other institutions. He was also president of Bernard G. Richards Co., Inc., which issued a number of Jewish and general books of importance. Richards was an expert on problems relating to relief and social betterment and questions relating to phases of social adjustment.

Richards established the Jewish Information Bureau (JIB) in New York City around 1932 to 1933. The small organization acted as a clearinghouse of information on anything related to Jews or Judaism and answered questions from all over the world. After Richards' death, the Jewish Information Bureau continued to operate under the partial direction of his son Judah. The Jewish Information Bureau gained the distinction of being one of the most valuable collections of American and Judaica, the most intimate memorabilia and documentation on American Jewish history. The papers are at the American Jewish Historical Society.

Richards was a prolific writer, contributing to the literature of the day with his extensive writings (mostly in newspaper, magazine and journal articles) on Zionism, Yiddish culture, comments on Jewish issues, Judaism and Israel. His most successful writings were those written from the perspective of his observant fictional character Keidansky. He wrote a series of "Keidansky conversations" which first made their way into a book published in the 1920s.

Richards died on June 26, 1971. He was 94 years old. He was survived by four children: Ruth Eisenstein of New York; David, of Hollywood, Florida; Joseph, of Key Biscayne, Florida, and Judah of New York; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Sources:
1. Biography, Bernard G. Richards. From AJHS Bernard G. Richards collection. Folder: Biographical information of BGR, undated
2. Biographical Note in Donor File of Bernard Gershon Richards Papers
3. Who's Who in World Jewry, 1938-1939 (REF E184.J5 W6)
4. "Bernard G. Richards, 94, Dies; A Jewish Leader and Author," New York Times, June 26, 1971
5. "BG Richards, 94, link to historic ethnic struggle," American Examiner-Jewish Week, July 1, 1971

Chronology

circa March 9, 1877Richards is born in Keidan, Lithuania.
1886Richards came to the United States.
February 8, 1903Richards married Gertrude Gruzin.
1903Richards authors "Discourses of Keidansky."
1908-1913Kehillah is organized by BGR, served as Secretary.
1915-1932Richards served as First Executive Secretary of American Jewish Congress.
1919BGR appointed Secretary of the American Jewish Delegation to the Peace Conference in Paris.
1928Richards authors "More Discourses of Keidansky" which was never published.
1935-1936Associated with National Emergency Council, Washington, D.C.
1971Richards died.
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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains Bernard G. Richards personal and official correspondence, papers from his involvement with the American Jewish Congress and Jewish Information Bureau, published and unpublished writings, publications collected by Richards, articles about Richards and his activities, correspondence and articles from testimonial dinners in honor of Richards, and photographs.

Significant correspondents include Joseph Barondess, Louis D. Brandeis, Vladimir Jabotinsky, J.L. Magnes, Louis Marshall, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jacob H. Schiff, Philip Slomovitz, Arthur Hays Sulzberger, Morris Winchovsky, and Stephen S. Wise.

The papers are valuable to researchers studying the following aspects of Jewish history: anti-Semitism, Jewish immigration, Judaism, Yiddish culture, and Zionism.

Types of material include addresses/speeches, articles, correspondence, invitations, memoirs, memorandums, minutes, newsclippings, notebooks, pamphlets, photographs, press releases, and publications.

The collection is in English, with some Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Yiddish.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into eight 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 Jewish Conference (I-67)
American Jewish Congress (I-77)
National Association of Jewish Social Workers (I-88)
Louis Lipsky (P-672)
Bernard G. Richards Papers at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (ARC 96) (http://www.jtsa.edu/prebuilt/archives/jtsarchives/richards_bernard.shtml)
Box Contents Listing of the JTS collection

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Bernard G. Richards, papers; P-868; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Ruth Richards Eisenstein, 1994 and 1997; Paula Eisenstein Baker, 2007.

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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: BGR Correspondence, undated, 1895-1898, 1900-1973, 1975-1986, 1990, 1992-1993, 1996, 1999

English, French, Hebrew, Russian, and Yiddish.
Box 1 -- Box 5, Folder 16.
Arrangement:

Arranged into four subseries.

Scope and Content:

The series contains BGR's correspondence, which includes personal correspondence, official correspondence with individuals, correspondence with Zionist leaders, and other miscellaneous correspondence. The dates of the correspondence span from the late 19th century to the late 20th century.

Subseries A: Personal Correspondence, undated, 1895-1897, 1900, 1903-1905, 1907-1908, 1911-1912, 1915, 1917-1928, 1930-1943, 1945, 1947-1953, 1955-1973, 1975-1983, 1985-1986, 1992-1993, 1996, 1999

English and Yiddish.
Box 1, Folder 1 - Box 2, Folder 15.
Arrangement:

Arranged into four subsubseries.

Scope and Content:

The subseries is comprised of BGR's personal correspondence. The subseries is divided into four subsubseries:
Subsubseries 1: Family Correspondence;
Subsubseries 2: Charles Michael Williams, Gertrude Richards, Margaret "Peggy" Williams, and Philip Williams Correspondence;
Subsubseries 3: Cynthia Ozick, Phillip Slomovitz and Others Correspondence;
Subsubseries 4: Condolence Letters

Subsubseries 1: Family Correspondence, undated, 1895-1897, 1900, 1903, 1911-1912, 1917-1928, 1930-1931, 1933-1935, 1937, 1939, 1941-1943, 1945, 1947-1948, 1950-1951, 1955, 1957-1959, 1961-1962, 1964-1968, 1970-1971, 1973, 1975-1983, 1985, 1992

English and Yiddish.
Box 1, Folders 1-22.
Arrangement:

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

and Joe. There are also a few letters to his wife. The bulk of the correspondence dates from when he lived in Washington, DC in 1935 and in Israel in 1956. The subsubseries is composed of letters to and from BGR with his grandchildren and even great-grandchildren. There is also correspondence with and papers regarding BGR's brother, John Roberts.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 1 (To future wife Gertrude G.) BGR letter 189? request_box
1 2 BGR Citizenship Certificate (copy) 1897 request_box
1 3 BGR European Trips and Contacts 1919-1927 request_box
1 4 BGR Personal undated, 1900, 1918, 1930, 1933, 1942, 1961, 1961, 1966 request_box
1 5 Copy of Ketubah 1903 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
1 6 Correspondence: Bank and Doctor 1911-1912, 1964, 1970 request_box
1 7 Correspondence with great-granddaughters 1968 request_box
1 8 Correspondence: David, Joseph and Ruth Richards (BGR’s children) undated, 1931, 1935, 1943, 1950, 1958, 1961, 1965-1966, 1968, 1971 request_box
1 9 Correspondence: Jethro Mark Eisenstein (BGR’s grandson) undated, 1951, 1953, 1956, 1959-1962, 1964-1965 request_box
1 10 Correspondence: Paula Eisenstein (BGR’s granddaughter) 1957, 1970 request_box
1 11 Correspondence: Ruth and Myron Eisenstein, postcards to BGR and GR undated, 1947, 1951, 1958, 1961-1962, 1964, 1967, 1970 request_box
1 12 Correspondence: Ruth and Myron Eisenstein undated, 1973, 1975-1982, 1985 request_box
1 13 Correspondence with Judah Richards 1935 request_box
1 14 Correspondence: Eleanor Baker (Paula Eisenstein Baker’s mother-in-law) 1967, 1970 request_box
1 15 Family Papers, John B. Rogers undated, 1917, 1919-1920, 1924, 1927-1928, 1934, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1945, 1948 request_box
1 16 Family/personal undated, 1895, 1955, 1958-1959, 1961-1962, 1966, 1968, 1979, 1982?, 1992 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
1 17 Fan mail to BGR 1903 request_box
1 18 Judah Richards, obituaries 1979 request_box
1 19 Letter to BGR from his father, Alexander Richard (contains Yiddish) 1896 request_box
1 20 Letters to Family, Washington 1935 request_box
1 21 BGR Poem Scrapbook undated request_box
1 22 To-do lists 1983 request_box

Subsubseries 2: Charles Michael Williams, Gertrude Richards, Margaret "Peggy" Williams, and Philip Williams Correspondence, undated, 1903-1905, 1907-1908, 1911-1912, 1915, 1924, 1926, 1932-1938, 1940, 1942-1943, 1949-1953, 1961, 1971-1972

English.
Box 1, Folders 23-26.
Scope and Content:

The subsubseries has letters with Charles Michael Williams (founder of the Commonweal, a Roman Catholic magazine, and one of BGR's oldest and dearest friends) and Philip Williams. Also contained within the subsubseries are letters between the two men's wives: Gertrude Richards and Margaret "Peggy" Williams.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 23 Correspondence, Ruth Eisenstein, Philip Williams, and Margaret Williams 1961, 1971-1972 request_box
1 24 Correspondence: Gertrude Richards 1904, 1908, 1924, 1926, 1935-1936 request_box
1 25 Correspondence, Margaret Williams to Gertrude Richards undated, 1904-1905, 1915, 1938, 1949-1953 request_box
1 26 Correspondence: Michael Williams undated, 1903-1905, 1907, 1911-1912, 1932-1934, 1937, 1940, 1942-1943 request_box

Subsubseries 3: Cynthia Ozick, Phillip Slomovitz and Others Correspondence, undated, 1933, 1936, 1940, 1953, 1955, 1957-1960, 1962-1972, 1978-1979, 1982-1983, 1985

English.
Box 1, Folder 27 -- Box 2, Folder 3.
Arrangement:

Folders are arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

The subsubseries consists of correspondence with Cynthia Ozick, Phillip Slomovitz, Herbert H. and Edith A. Lehman, and Allen Lesser. Also included are personal letters and postcards from friends. The subsubseries also contains "Commentaries," which was a series of articles written by Philip Slomovitz.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 27 Correspondence: Herbert H. and Edith A. Lehman 1933, 1962, 1966 request_box
1 28 Correspondence: Allen Lesser 1953, 1957-1960, 1962, 1970 request_box
1 29 Correspondence: Personal letters from friends undated, 1936, 1957-1959, 1962-1967, 1969-1971 request_box
1 30 Correspondence: Postcards from friends undated, 1955, 1965-1970 request_box
1 31 Correspondence: Cynthia Ozick undated, 1970 request_box
1 32 Cynthia Ozick articles undated, 1972 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2 1 Correspondence: Philip Slomovitz undated, 1936, 1964-1965, 1968-1970 request_box
2 2 “Purely Commentary,” by Philip Slomovitz 1940, 1978 request_box
2 3 Slomovitz “Commentaries” 1978-1979, 1982-1983, 1985 request_box

Subsubseries 4: Condolence Letters, undated, 1935, 1940, 1953, 1955-1959, 1961-1962, 1964-1965, 1968-1972, 1976, 1979, 1986, 1993, 1996, 1999

English.
Box 2, Folders 4-15.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subsubseries includes letters and notes written to Richards from friends and associates upon the death of his wife Gertrude in 1965. Ruth Eisenstein (Richards' daughter) received letters and notes in tribute to BGR upon his death in 1971.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2 4 Clipping about Gertrude Richards 1965 request_box
2 5 Correspondence: Ira Eisenstein 1956-1958, 1964, 1969, 1971 request_box
2 6 Correspondence: Letters from and to BGR, expressions of good wishes or sympathy undated, 1935, 1940, 1957-1959, 1961-1962, 1964-1965, 1969-1971 request_box
2 7 D.D. Letters from Israel (Personal) clip undated, 1955 request_box
2 8 Death of B.G. Richards, Consolation letters 1971-1972 request_box
2 9 Death of Gertrude Richards, Consolation letters 1965 request_box
2 10 Gertrude Richards, Funeral 1965 request_box
2 11 Jewish Theological Seminary of America undated, 1953, 1968-1972, 1979 request_box
2 12 Letter re possible split of papers between institutions 1979 request_box
2 13 Paula Eisenstein Baker establishing the middle initial 1999 request_box
2 14 RRE to Philip Cowan undated, 1986 request_box
2 15 RRE establishing BGR’s middle initial 1976, 1993, 1996 request_box

Subseries B: Official Correspondence with Individuals, undated, 1898, 1903-1949, 1951-1972, 1977-1979, 1981

English, French, and Yiddish.
Box 2, Folder 16 -- Box 4, Folder 35.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by last name.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains Richards' correspondence with famous individuals including Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, Thomas Edison, Louis D. Brandeis, Vladimir Jabotinsky, Chaim Weizmann, Dr. Stephen Wise, Richard Rodgers, and Herman Wouk. The correspondence was often related to Richards' work as writer and advocate for the American Jewish Congress or Zionist causes. Richards' correspondence with FDR was related to his participation in the presidential campaign.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2 16 Correspondence: A-K 1937, 1939, 1949, 1953-1955, 1958, 1960-1962, 1964-1971 request_box
2 17 Correspondence: L-P, R-T, W 1944, 1947, 1949, 1952-1954, 1956-1958, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1969-1971 request_box
2 18 Correspondence: Zevi Aberson 1949, 1951 request_box
2 19 Correspondence with Gershon Agronsky 1921 request_box
2 20 Correspondence with Rabbi Bernard J. Bamberger 1965 request_box
2 21 Correspondence with Joseph Barondess et. al. 1911 request_box
2 22 Correspondence: Saul Bellow 1959, 1965 request_box
2 23 Correspondence: Victor M. Bienstock undated, 1954, 1971, 1978-1979 request_box
2 24 Correspondence with Edwin Björkman 1925 request_box
2 25 Correspondence with Elizabeth Blume-Silverstein 1968 request_box
2 26 Correspondence with Boris D. Bogen 1927 request_box
2 27 Joseph Brainin to BGR 1969 request_box
2 28 Correspondence: Edmond Cahn 1960-1965 request_box
2 29 Correspondence with Richard Washburn Child 1926 request_box
2 30 Correspondence with Dr. S. Solis Cohen 1930 request_box
2 31 Correspondence: Joseph E. Davies 1936-1937 request_box
2 32 Correspondence with Jacob de Haas 1936 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
3 1 Correspondence with Robert E. Ely 1898 request_box
3 2 Correspondence: James A. Farley undated, 1932, 1935-1943, 1952, 1963-1966, 1970 request_box
3 3 Correspondence with Hyman Feinberg 1941 request_box
3 4 Correspondence with Henry L. Feingold 1971 request_box
3 5 Correspondence with Jacob Fishman 1939 request_box
3 6 Correspondence with Joseph Fromberg 1936 request_box
3 7 Correspondence with A.H. Fromenson undated request_box
3 8 Correspondence: Harry and Hanna Gilroy undated, 1956, 1963-1964, 1967, 1968-1971 request_box
3 9 Correspondence: Nahum Goldman 1958, 1961-1962, 1968, 1970 request_box
3 10 Correspondence: Alice Goodman undated, 1962, 1969-1970 request_box
3 11 Correspondence: Arthur Gorenstein 1960 request_box
3 12 Correspondence with Samarius Gourary 1930 request_box
3 13 Correspondence: Sanford J. Greenburger undated, 1958, 1962 request_box
3 14 Correspondence with Catherine Grosh 1923 request_box
3 15 Correspondence with Norman Hapgood undated request_box
3 16 Correspondence: Albert Bushnell Hart 1918 request_box
3 17 Correspondence: Robert Hesse 1970 request_box
3 18 Correspondence with M.C. Hill 1927 request_box
3 19 Correspondence with Simon Hirsdansky 1907 request_box
3 20 Correspondence: Herbert Hoover 1932 request_box
3 21 William R. Huntington 1909 request_box
3 22 Correspondence with Vladimir Jabotinsky 1921, 1928 request_box
3 23 Correspondence with Alexander Kahn 1934 request_box
3 24 Correspondence: Mordecai M. Kaplan 1918, 1920, 1926-1927, 1932, 1934-1935, 1945-1946, 1951, 1953, 1966 request_box
3 25 Correspondence; Mitchell Kennerly 1904, 1930, 1965 request_box
3 26 Correspondence with Burton Kline 1912 request_box
3 27 Correspondence with S.B. Komaiko 1932 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 28 Correspondence with Albert D. Lasker 1934, 1943 request_box
3 29 Correspondence with William L. Laurence 1959 request_box
3 30 Correspondence with John J. Leary Jr. 1932 request_box
3 31 Correspondence: Joseph Leiser 1916-1917 request_box
3 32 Correspondence with Samuel Lemberg 1962 request_box
3 33 Correspondence with Roger Levy 1920 request_box
3 34 Correspondence: Rabbi Theodore Lewis, League for Judaism undated, 1977-1979 request_box
3 35 Correspondence with Louis Lipsky 1913 request_box
3 36 Correspondence with Sophie Irene Loeb 1920 request_box
3 37 Correspondence with William Loeb, Jr. 1930 request_box
3 38 J.L. Magnes 1905, 1910, 1937, 1947-1948 request_box
3 39 Correspondence with Dr. Elias Margolies 1918 request_box
3 40 Louis Marshall 1916, 1920, 1924, 1929, 1957, 1963 request_box
3 41 Correspondence: James G. McDonald 1933, 1946-1947, 1955-1958 request_box
3 42 Correspondence: Marvin H. McIntyre 1935-1939, 1941-1942 request_box
3 43 Correspondence with Eugene Meyers 1945 request_box
3 44 Correspondence: I. Milcoff, Cleveland, OH 1917 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 45 Correspondence, Raymond Moley (Assistant Secretary of State) 1933-1936 request_box
3 46 Correspondence with Henry Morgenthau 1923 request_box
3 47 Henry Morgenthau Jr. (contains oversized material) 1916, 1939, 1949 request_box
3 48 Correspondence with Sulamith S. Nardi of Jerusalem undated, 1955-1971 request_box
3 49 Correspondence with Emanuel Neumann undated, 1921 request_box
3 50 Louis I. Newman to BGR 1928 request_box
3 51 Correspondence with Dr. Max Nussbaum 1965 request_box
3 52 Correspondence with Isaac L. Osofsky 1941 request_box
3 53 Correspondence with Dr. Pierre van Paassen 1951 request_box
3 54 Correspondence with Walther H. Page 1912 request_box
3 55 Correspondence with Julia (Friedenwald) (Strauss) Potts undated request_box
3 56 Correspondence: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor undated, 1932, 1940, 1942, 1953 request_box
3 57 Correspondence: Theodore Roosevelt 1915-1918 request_box
3 58 Correspondence with Irving Rosenzweig 1927 request_box
3 59 Correspondence with Morris Rothenberg 1920, 1922 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4 1 Correspondence with Samuel Sale 1924 request_box
4 2 Correspondence: Maurice Samuel 1960-1963 request_box
4 3 Correspondence: Bernadine and Harry Scherman 1966, 1969, 1971 request_box
4 4 Correspondence: Jacob H. Schiff 1907, 1914, 1918 request_box
4 5 Correspondence with Hon. Carl Sherman 1938 request_box
4 6 Correspondence with Abba Hillel Silver 1934 request_box
4 7 Correspondence with H. Sinder 1929 request_box
4 8 Correspondence: “Uncle” Phil Slomovitz 1977-1979 request_box
4 9 Correspondence with Louis M. Starr 1960 request_box
4 10 Correspondence with Hon. Lawrence A. Steinhardt 1939 request_box
4 11 Correspondence: Nathan Straus 1918 request_box
4 12 Correspondence with Samuel Strauss 1918 request_box
4 13 Correspondence with Arthur Hays Sulzberger 1943, 1945 request_box
4 14 Correspondence with John Foster Tan 1913 request_box
4 15 Correspondence with Benjamin R. Tucker 1903 request_box
4 16 Correspondence: Meyer W. Weisgal 1917-1918, 1921, 1954, 1962-1963, 1970, 1972 request_box
4 17 Chaim Weitzmann letter and related matters 1937-1938, 1948 request_box
4 18 Correspondence: Woodrow Wilson 1913, 1918 request_box
4 19 Correspondence: Stephen S. Wise undated, 1927-1930, 1933-1934, 1939, 1944, 1947-1948 request_box
4 20 Correspondence: Stephen S. Wise 1916-1918, 1920, 1922-1926 request_box
4 21 Correspondence with H. Wolfson 1924 request_box
4 22 Correspondence: Herman Wouk 1959-1960, 1962, 1970 request_box
4 23 Correspondence with Kensei Yamada 1928 request_box
4 24 Zangwill, Israel undated, 1903-1939, 1961-1968 request_box
4 25 Correspondence: Other writers 1904, 1920, 1924, 1927, 1933-1934 request_box
4 26 Correspondence: Other writers undated, 1933, 1943, 1946, 1949, 1951, 1953-1954, 1958-1959, 1962-1966, 1969-1971 request_box
  (contains French)   
4 27 Invitation to a reception in honor of Dr. Chaim Weizmann 1933 request_box
4 28 Mailing addresses of correspondents undated request_box
4 29 Felix Frankfurter to Louis Marshall 1916 request_box
4 30 Joseph Jacobs to Dr. J.L. Magnes 1910 request_box
4 31 Louis Lipsky to Julian W. Mack 1921 request_box
4 32 Adolph S. Ochs to The Hebrew Standard 1911 (?) request_box
4 33 FDR Washington Contacts undated, 1924, 1932, 1938, 1940 request_box
4 34 Theodore Roosevelt, news clippings and correspondence regarding undated, 1942, 1953-1954, 1964 request_box
4 35 Miscellaneous Correspondence undated, 1904, 1908, 1917, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1939, 1946, 1948-1949, 1951, 1955, 1957, 1965-1966, 1970-1971, 1981 request_box

Subseries C: Correspondence with Zionist leaders, undated, 1898, 1911, 1918-1919, 1928, 1931-1932, 1942, 1944-1946, 1950, 1956-1958, 1960, 1970, 1977-1979, 1984, 1990

English, Hebrew, Russian, and Yiddish.
Box 4, Folders 36-45.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subseries includes Richards' correspondence with famous Zionist leaders such as Yitzhak Ben-Ami, H.M. Caiserman, and R.D. Kesselman, as well as general correspondence regarding Zionism. Richards also corresponded with organizations such as the United Jewish Organizations of Greater New York and the Federation of Zionists of New York City.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4 36 Altalena (Yitzhak Ben-Ami) undated, 1977-1978 request_box
4 37 Ben-Ami, Yitshaq: Letters, articles by undated, October 1977-February 1979, 1984, 1990 request_box
4 38 BGR to United Jewish Organizations of Greater New York 1918 request_box
4 39 Correspondence of the Federation of Zionists of New York City and Vicinity circa 1898 request_box
4 40 Letter concerning meeting of National Executive Committee of ZOA 1928 request_box
4 41 Letter to H.M. Caiserman 1931 request_box
4 42 R.D. Kesselman to BGR 1919 request_box
4 43 Zionism correspondence 1970 request_box
4 44 Zionism, correspondence and news clippings undated, 1911, 1918-1919, 1931-1932, 1942, 1944-1946, 1950, 1956-1958, 1960 request_box
  (contains Hebrew, Russian, and Yiddish)   
4 45 Zionism telegram 1918 request_box

Subseries D: Other Correspondence, undated, 1900-1915, 1917-1919, 1921-1927, 1929, 1932-1938, 1940-1967, 1969-1972, 1978

English, French, and Yiddish.
Box 5, Folders 1-16.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subseries consists of correspondence from Bernard G. Richards Co., Columbia University oral history correspondence, letters regarding memoirs, and requests for information by Richards. The subseries has correspondence with publishers and regarding the publications, The Chronicler and Jewish Affairs.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5 1 Correspondence: Bernard G. Richards Co. Inc. undated, 1923-1927, 1946 request_box
  (contains French)   
5 2 Bernard G. Richards Co., lists of publications undated, 1923, 1926 request_box
5 3 Columbia University, Oral History, Correspondence and Index undated, 1960-1962, 1965, 1971 request_box
5 4 Correspondence regarding memoirs 1971-1972, 1978 request_box
5 5 Correspondence: Encyclopedia articles 1936, 1940-1941, 1965, 1967, 1971 request_box
5 6 Gruzenski, M.B., 1913; Gruzinskie, G. 1901 request_box
5 7 Correspondence: BGR oral history and record donation 1941-1959, 1961, 1966-1967, 1969-1971 request_box
5 8 Correspondence: Requests for information by BGR 1940, 1955, 1957-1958, 1960-1962, 1965, 1967, 1969-1971 request_box
5 9 Correspondence: Jewish Affairs (South Africa) 1959, 1961, 1963-1966, 1971 request_box
5 10 Correspondence: The Chronicler undated, 1907 request_box
5 11 Correspondence: Israel (non-family) 1955-1956 request_box
5 12 Correspondence: Publishers undated, 1900-1906, 1908-1915, 1917-1919 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
5 13 Correspondence: Publishers 1921-1923, 1925, 1929, 1932, 1934-1935, 1937-1938 request_box
5 14 Correspondence: Praise for BGR’s work undated, 1902-1904, 1919, 1937, 1950, 1971 request_box
5 15 Correspondence: Federal and State 1918, 1933-1936, 1940, 1943-1944, 1946, 1949, 1953, 1955, 1958 request_box
5 16 Letter regarding Maurice Reinhart 1956 request_box
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Series II: Organizations BGR was involved with, undated, 1903-1905, 1908-1910, 1912-1985, 1988-1994

English, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Yiddish.
Box 5, Folder 17 -- Box 15, Folder 14.
Arrangement:

Arranged into four subseries.

Scope and Content:

The series is divided into four subseries: American Jewish Congress (AJC), Democratic National Committee (DNC), Jewish Information Bureau (JIB), and Other organizations. The dates of the documents are from the early 1900s to the 1990s. Types of materials included within this series include articles, correspondence, leaflets, memorandums, minutes, news clippings, press releases, publications, reprints, and a scrapbook.

Subseries A: American Jewish Congress (AJC), undated, 1912-1934, 1936, 1940-1948, 1950, 1952-1955, 1957-1958, 1960-1970, 1976-1977, 1982

English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Box 5, Folder 17 -- Box 7, Folder 19.
Arrangement:

Arranged into two subsubseries.

Scope and Content:

The American Jewish Congress subseries consists of Richards' correspondence with Dr. Wise and others within the organization as well as articles and publications written about the American Jewish Congress.

Subsubseries 1: Correspondence with Dr. Wise and others involved with the organization, undated, 1916-1917, 1919-1934, 1944-1948, 1950, 1957-1958, 1962-1964, 1966, 1969-1970

English.
Box 5, Folders 17-31.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subsubseries contains Richards' correspondence with Dr. Wise and others in the organization during the years 1916-1970.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5 17 American Jewish Congress: Correspondence 1920-1925 request_box
5 18 American Jewish Congress: Correspondence 1926-1929 request_box
5 19 American Jewish Congress: Correspondence 1930 request_box
5 20 American Jewish Congress: Correspondence 1931-1933 request_box
5 21 American Jewish Congress: Correspondence with and related to 1944, 1946-1948, 1950, 1957-1958, 1962-1964, 1966, 1970 request_box
5 22 BGR and SSW Congress Questions 1925, 1927 request_box
5 23 Controversy letters undated, 1916-1917, 1919 request_box
5 24 Correspondence – Jewish National Minority Rights July 1945 request_box
5 25 Correspondence: Samuel Blitz undated, 1923, 1929-1930 request_box
5 26 Correspondence: Samuel Untermyer 1921, 1924, 1934 request_box
5 27 Correspondence with Stephen S. Wise 1927 request_box
5 28 Letter to Editor of the Jewish Day – Morning Journal undated request_box
5 29 Nathan Straus to Dr. Wise 1925 request_box
5 30 Stephen S. Wise 1925, 1929, 1969 request_box
5 31 SSW to BGR undated request_box

Subsubseries 2: Articles and publications written about the AJC (some by BGR), undated, 1912-1934, 1936, 1940-1948, 1952-1955, 1957-1958, 1960-1961, 1963-1965, 1967-1969, 1976-1977, 1982

English, Hebrew and Yiddish.
Box 6, Folder 1 -- Box 7, Folder 19.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subsubseries has articles and publications written about the American Jewish Congress, some written by Richards, during the years 1912-1982.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
6 1 American Jewish Committee, pamphlets undated, 1957, 1963-1965 request_box
6 2 American Jewish Committee, press releases 1953-1954 request_box
6 3 (JIB) AJC History undated request_box
6 4 American Jewish Congress (supplement to Universal Jewish Encyclopedia) undated request_box
6 5 American Jewish Congress – Organized 1916 logo request_box
6 6 “The American Jewish Congress,” by BGR 1918 request_box
6 7 “The American Jewish Congress” undated request_box
6 8 American Jewish Congress: Agendas, Minutes, Reports, Bulletin undated, 1918-1919, 1928, 1930-1933, 1936, 1947 request_box
6 9 American Jewish Congress: Call for conventions and meetings, resolutions, statements undated, 1917-1920, 1922, 1931-1932, 1934, 1944, 1947 request_box
6 10 American Jewish Congress: Clippings and editorials undated, 1917, 1927, 1931, 1940-1941, 1960 request_box
6 11 American Jewish Congress: Constitution, By-Laws, Financial Accounts undated, 1945-1946 request_box
6 12 American Jewish Congress history undated, 1917, 1919 request_box
  (contains Hebrew)   
6 13 American Jewish Congress history undated, 1948 request_box
6 14 American Jewish Congress: Lists undated, 1930-1931 request_box
6 15 American Jewish Congress: Nathan Straus address 1918 request_box
6 16 American Jewish Congress: Pamphlets undated request_box
6 17 American Jewish Congress, Pamphlets 1919, 1923-1927, 1929-1930, 1933-1934, 1936 request_box
6 18 American Jewish Congress, Pamphlets 1944, 1953-1954, 1957, 1968, 1976 request_box
6 19 American Jewish Congress: Press releases 1918, 1921, 1926-1927, 1929-1930, 1933 request_box
6 20 American Jewish Congress: Resolutions regarding BGR 1943 request_box
6 21 American Jewish Congress, Souvenir programs 1930, 1977 request_box
6 22 “At the Command of the Leaders – Is the American Jewish Congress Becoming a Dictatorship?” by Dr. K. Vornberg, The Jewish Advocate 1931 request_box
6 23 “Brandeis and the First American Jewish Congress,” by C. Bezalel Sherman 1967 request_box
6 24 Clipping 1961 request_box
6 25 Congress Monthly November 1958, May 1982 request_box
6 26 Congress Record, published by the American Jewish Congress November 1958 request_box
6 27 “The Congress Needs Richards” 1933 request_box
6 28 Early and Pre-American Jewish Congress, pamphlets 1915-1918 request_box
6 29 “A Forerunner of The American Jewish Congress – Union of Hebrew Congregations Favored Plan of Permanent Congress in 1903” 1917 request_box
6 30 Immigration undated, 1923-1924, 1926, 1928, 1969 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
7 1 Important dates in history of Jewish Congress undated request_box
7 2 “In The Beginning… The story of the American Jewish Congress” December 15, 1968 request_box
7 3 Legation of Poland 1920 request_box
7 4 List of American Jewish Congress activities undated request_box
7 5 Louis Brandeis 1912-1916, 1930, 1964, 1967 request_box
7 6 Mexican Colonization Offer 1923-1924 request_box
7 7 Mix-up of various drafts (Congress) undated, 1965 request_box
7 8 “Not Charity But Justice – The Story of the American Jewish Congress” undated request_box
7 9 Papers presented at session in relation to American Jewish Congress 1925 request_box
7 10 Peace Conference articles undated, 1918-1920, 1944, 1952 request_box
7 11 Pre-American Jewish Congress: Correspondence 1912-1918 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
7 12 Pre-American Jewish Congress: Minutes 1916, 1918 request_box
7 13 “The Present Crisis and the Jewish Congress,” by BGR 1915 request_box
7 14 “Rapprochement between American Jewish Committee and Congress sought” 1929 request_box
7 15 “Religious Freedom in the U.S.” 1955 request_box
7 16 “Rutenberg’s Mission to America – His Role in the Birth of the American Jewish Congress,” by BGR 1942 request_box
7 17 Unedited article on the American Jewish Congress 1958 request_box
7 18 Versailles Peace Conference (1 of 2) 1918-1919 request_box
7 19 Versailles Peace Conference (2 of 2) 1918-1919 request_box

Subseries B: Democratic National Committee (DNC), undated, 1931-1945, 1958, 1962, 1992

English, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Yiddish.
Box 7, Folders 20-37.
Arrangement:

Arranged into four subsubseries.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains the records of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) from the early 1930s to 1992. The subseries is divided into four subsubseries as follows:
Subsubseries 1: Correspondence;
Subsubseries 2: Printed matter created for foreign-language division of campaign;
Subsubseries 3: Memos;
Subsubseries 4: Articles/press releases

Subsubseries 1: Correspondence, undated, 1931-1944, 1992

English.
Box 7, Folders 20-21.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subsubseries consists of Richards' correspondence with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during the years 1931-1992.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
7 20 Democratic National Campaign Committee correspondence undated, 1931-1932, 1936-1938, 1940, 1992 request_box
7 21 Washington and Democratic National Committee correspondence undated, 1932-1944 request_box

Subsubseries 2: Printed matter created for foreign-language division of campaign, undated, 1932, 1934-1940, 1958, 1962

English, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, and Spanish.
Box 7, Folders 22-28.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subsubseries contains printed matter created for foreign-language division of campaign, started by Franklin D. Roosevelt and BGR in the early 1930s and continued into the early 1960s.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
7 22 “Blame Roosevelt!” 1934 request_box
7 23 Democratic National Campaign Committee, Bureau of Publicity, Foreign Language Division (Franklin D. Roosevelt), Letterhead and memorabilia undated, 1936-1939, 1958, 1962 request_box
7 24 Democratic National Campaign Committee, Bureau of Publicity, Foreign Language Division (Franklin D. Roosevelt), Lists, memos, foreign language pamphlets undated, 1936, 1940 request_box
  (contains Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, and Spanish)   
7 25 Foreign Language Broadcasts (Draft) undated request_box
7 26 “The Katzenjammer Kids Now Speak Hungarian,” by BGR 1937 request_box
7 27 “Richards, Author, Backs Roosevelt for President” 1932 request_box
7 28 Roosevelt’s Supreme Council 1935 request_box

Subsubseries 3: Memos, undated

English.
Box 7, Folder 29.
Arrangement:

One folder.

Scope and Content:

The subsubseries consists of an undated memorandum entitled "Defense Program and Foreign Language Groups" written by Richards.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
7 29 “Defense Program and Foreign Language Groups,” memo by BGR undated request_box

Subsubseries 4: Articles/press releases, undated, 1932, 1935-1936, 1939-1941, 1945

English, Dutch, and Yiddish.
Box 7, Folders 30-37.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subsubseries includes articles and press releases dated in the 1930s and 1940s, some written by BGR on behalf of the Democratic National Campaign Committee and some written together with Franklin D. Roosevelt.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
7 30 “The Alien in America” 1936 request_box
7 31 Democratic National Campaign Committee, Bureau of Publicity, Foreign Language Division, Press Releases undated, 1932, 1940 request_box
7 32 Democratic National Campaign Committee, Bureau of Publicity, Foreign Language Division (Franklin D. Roosevelt), News clippings undated, 1932, 1939-1940 request_box
  (contains Dutch and Yiddish)   
7 33 “Greater America,” by BGR undated request_box
7 34 “Nationwide cooperation in Social Security reported by Winant at end of first year” 1935 request_box
7 35 Press Release 1945 request_box
7 36 Work Relief 1935 request_box
7 37 FDR advertisements undated, 1941 request_box

Subseries C: Jewish Information Bureau (JIB), undated, 1903-1905, 1908-1910, 1914-1917, 1922, 1926-1928, 1931-1985, 1988-1994

English, French, German, Polish, Russian, and Yiddish.
Boxes 8-14.
Arrangement:

Arranged into seven subsubseries.

Scope and Content:

The Subseries contains the records of the Jewish Information Bureau from 1903 to 1994. The Subseries is divided into the following subsubseries:
Subsubseries 1: Correspondence;
Subsubseries 2: Correspondence requesting donations or giving donations to the JIB;
Subsubseries 3: Articles about the JIB and BGR;
Subsubseries 4: Articles collected by BGR for the JIB on various topics of Jewish interest;
Subsubseries 5: Correspondence about Appeals for Funds, Contributions, etc.;
Subsubseries 6: Board minutes, memos, correspondence;
Subsubseries 7: Press releases

Subsubseries 1: Correspondence, undated, 1903, 1914-1915, 1917, 1922, 1928, 1931, 1934-1935, 1937, 1939-1943, 1945, 1947, 1949-1985, 1988-1994

English, French, German, Polish, Russian, and Yiddish.
Box 8, Folder 1 -- Box 11, Folder 13.
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

The subsubseries contains Richards' correspondence as part of the Jewish Information Bureau with inquiries from all over the world and for some of the inquiries, the responses are included. The questions were originally answered by Richards, but following his death by his son Judah Richards and Steve Wise (a research associate), and later by his daughter, Ruth Eisenstein in the late 1980s.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
8 1 JIB Correspondence undated, 1903, 1914-1915, 1917, 1922, 1928, 1931, 1934-1935, 1939, 1953, 1959, 1961-1962 request_box
8 2 JIB Correspondence about Joan Champion May-June 1983 request_box
8 3 JIB Correspondence: Albert Friedman undated, 1977-1978 request_box
8 4 JIB Correspondence, Judah Richards 1972, 1976-1979 request_box
8 5 JIB Correspondence, Steven Wise undated, 1978-1980 request_box
8 6 JIB Correspondence, Steven Wise undated, 1982-1985 request_box
8 7 JIB Correspondence: Ruth and Myron Eisenstein and Steven Wise undated, 1980, 1982-1984 request_box
8 8 JIB: Efforts to keep JIB in operation after Judah Richards death 1979-1980 request_box
8 9 JIB Inquiries 1935, 1937, 1939-1943, 1945, 1947, 1949 request_box
8 10 JIB Inquiries 1950-1955 request_box
  (contains French, German, Polish, and Russian)   
8 11-13 JIB Inquiries January-June 1956 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
9 1-3 JIB Inquiries undated, July-December 1956 request_box
  (contains German)   
9 4 JIB Inquiries 1957 request_box
  (contains Polish and German)   
9 5 JIB Inquiries 1958-1960 request_box
9 6 JIB Inquiries 1961-1964 request_box
9 7 JIB Inquiries January-March 1965 request_box
9 8 JIB Inquiries April-December 1965 request_box
9 9 JIB Inquiries 1966-1971 request_box
9 10 JIB Inquiries 1971-1972 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
10 1 JIB Inquiries 1973-1974, 1976-1977 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
10 2-7 JIB Inquiries January-February 1978 request_box
  (contains Russian)   
10 8-9 JIB Inquiries January-May 1979 request_box
  (contains French)   
10 10 JIB Inquiries 1980 request_box
10 11 JIB Inquiries 1981 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11 1 JIB Inquiries 1982 request_box
11 2 JIB Inquiries January-July 1983 request_box
11 3 JIB Inquiries August 1983-1985 request_box
11 4 JIB Inquiries 1988-1994 request_box
11 5 JIB Inquiries undated request_box
11 6 JIB Inquiries (during BGR’s tenure) undated request_box
11 7 JIB Inquiry: Holocaust “Art” undated, 1981, 1983-1984 request_box
11 8 JIB: Joseph Hayes inquiry 1982-1983 request_box
11 9 JIB: List of inquiries undated, 1940, 1952, 1958, 1960, 1967, 1983 request_box
11 10 JIB: Mitchell Kennerley undated, 1950, 1964 request_box
11 11 JIB: Philip Slomovitz correspondence with Steven Wise 1978-1979, 1984-1985 request_box
11 12 JIB Queries 1959, 1963, 1970, 1973, 1984, 1990-1993 request_box
11 13 JIB Survey Response January 1978, May-June 1979, December 1982, February 1983 request_box

Subsubseries 2: Correspondence requesting donations or giving donations to the JIB, undated, 1928, 1950, 1963, 1969-1972, 1974, 1976, 1979

English and Yiddish.
Box 11, Folders 14-18.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subsubseries has correspondence concerning the request of donations to the Jewish Information Bureau from the late 1920s to the late 1970s.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11 14 Acknowledgements of BGR donations to libraries 1972, 1974, 1976 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
11 15 Fisher, Eileen – JIB Fundraising undated, May-June 1979 request_box
11 16 JIB Donation undated request_box
11 17 Letters to BGR re: money, Bureau, etc. 1928, 1950, 1963 request_box
11 18 Martin Warmbrand’s Correspondence undated, 1969-1972 request_box

Subsubseries 3: Articles about the JIB and BGR, undated, 1904, 1910, 1915, 1926-1927, 1931-1961, 1963-1975, 1977-1979, 1982-1983, 1985

English and French.
Box 11, Folder 19 -- Box 12, Folder 10.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subsubseries contains articles written about the Jewish Information Bureau and its founder, Bernard G. Richards. The articles are dated from 1904 to 1985. In addition to articles, the subsubseries also includes leaflets, news clippings, reprints, and a scrapbook containing correspondence and articles about the JIB.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11 19 Articles about JIB undated request_box
11 20 BGR JIB article 1978 request_box
11 21 Future of the JIB (BGR and Judah Richards) 1969-1971, 1979 request_box
11 22 "The Jewish Mr. Information Please," by Larry Hexter 1944 request_box
11 23 JIB advertisements 1978 request_box
11 24 JIB: Formation of undated, 1931, 1933, 1936, 1972 request_box
11 25 JIB: Foundations 1970, 1972-1973, 1977-1979, 1982-1983 request_box
11 26 JIB: Letters and ads listing JIB pamphlets undated, 1939-1948, 1950, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1973 request_box
11 27 JIB: Jewish Literacy Bureau undated, 1904 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
12 1 JIB: Membership, statistics undated request_box
12 2 JIB: Newsclippings about JIB and BGR undated, 1938-1939, 1942, 1944, 1948, 1951-1952, 1954-1959, 1961, 1963-1964, 1966-1967, 1969-1970, 1974-1975, 1977-1979, 1983, 1985 request_box
12 3 JIB at University of Denver 1978-1979 request_box
12 4 JIB: Reprinted Leaflets 1926, 1932-1933, 1936-1937, 1939-1940, 1942, 1947, 1952, 1954 request_box
12 5 JIB: Reprinted Leaflets undated request_box
12 6 JIB: Reprints undated, 1910, 1915, 1932, 1939, 1943-1946, 1951-1952, 1955-1961, 1963, 1965-1969, 1971, 1982-1983 request_box
12 7 JIB: Request to reprint Kitab al Khazari 1927, 1960, 1969 request_box
12 8 Prospects for JIB Mailings undated, 1927, 1941, 1961, 1964, 1969 request_box
  (contains French)   
12 9 Scrapbook – JIB Articles and Correspondence 1932-1958 request_box

Subsubseries 4: Articles collected by BGR for the JIB on various topics of Jewish interest, undated, 1910, 1933-1946, 1951, 1954-1955, 1961-1965, 1967-1969, 1971, 1977-1983

English and Yiddish.
Box 12, Folder 10 -- Box 13, Folder 11.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subsubseries has articles collected by Richards for the Jewish Information Bureau pertaining to topics of Jewish interest. Richards collected articles pertaining to Soviet Jewry, the Holocaust, Kehillah, and the history of Hatikvah.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
12 10 Anti-Semitism, Organizations undated, 1933-1944 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
13 1 Article in English on conflict between uptown and downtown from the Yiddish in the way undated, 1910, 1946, 1955, 1961, 1967 request_box
13 2 Germany [Nazis] (contains oversized material) undated, 1934-1935, 1938, 1945-1946, 1961-1963, 1965, 1967-1969 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 3 Holocaust, organizations’ mailings undated, 1978-1982 request_box
13 4 “Jewish Poetry,” by David Daiches undated request_box
13 5 JIB Articles 1945, 1955, 1971, 1977, 1980, 1983 request_box
13 6 JIB: Index, restarting after death of BGR undated request_box
13 7 “J.I.B. Reports” and “Current Jewish Thought” 1951, 1954, 1963-1964 request_box
13 8 Kehillah 1945, 1961 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
13 9 “When John Steinbeck was attacked by the Nazis as a Jew and a liberal” 1963 request_box
13 10 “You don’t have to be Jewish to be Jewish” undated request_box
13 11 JIB Miscellaneous undated, 1971, 1979 request_box

Subsubseries 5: Correspondence about Appeals for Funds, Contributions, etc., undated, 1945, 1954-1955, 1958-1968, 1970-1982

English.
Box 13, Folders 12-15.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subsubseries includes correspondence for appeals for funds and contributions, with letters to specific individuals from the 1940s to 1980s. The subsubseries has the JIB constitution, bylaws, incorporation papers, and exemption certificate.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
13 12 JIB: Appeals for funds undated, 1945, 1954, 1958, 1960, 1967-1968, 1971-1973, 1975-1980, 1982 request_box
13 13 JIB: Appeal letters to specific individuals 1958-1959, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1970-1971, 1978-1979 request_box
13 14 JIB: Constitution, By-Laws, Incorporation Papers, Non-Profit Status, Exemption Certificate 1955, 1963, 1973-1974, 1981 request_box
13 15 JIB: Contributions 1959, 1961-1962, 1964-1967, 1970-1971, 1978-1981 request_box

Subsubseries 6: Board minutes, memos, correspondence, undated, 1914-1916, 1933, 1938-1939, 1941-1942, 1946, 1951-1955, 1957-1973, 1975, 1977-1980, 1982-1984

English.
Box 14, Folders 1-18.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subsubseries consists of board minutes, memorandums, and correspondence of the Jewish Information Bureau from 1914 to 1984.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14 1 JIB: 25th Anniversary Dinner JIB 1961 request_box
14 2 JIB Advisory Council Board Lists and Notice (contains oversized material) undated, 1968, 1973, 1977-1979 request_box
14 3 Anniversary Committee undated, 1969-1970 request_box
14 4 Board and Advisory Council Correspondence undated, 1971-1972, 1977-1979 request_box
14 5 Instructions to Secretaries undated, 1967, 1969-1971 request_box
14 6 JIB: Inter-office correspondence (BGR) undated, 1954-1955, 1958-1959, 1965, 1970 request_box
14 7 JIB: Inter-office correspondence (correspondence between Judah Richards, Ruth and Myron Eisenstein) undated, 1971-1973, 1977-1979 request_box
14 8 Literature requests from Index undated, 1977-1978 request_box
14 9 Memorandum on Biographical and Historical Material 1951 request_box
14 10 Memorandum on JIB Historic Documents May 1963 request_box
14 11 Memos to Board 1954, 1959, 1979 request_box
14 12 Minutes of Board Meetings 1971-1973, 1975 request_box
14 13 JIB: Negotiations with Federation of Jewish Philanthropies 1971-1973, 1977-1979 request_box
14 14 Orders for A Vanished World and other books undated, 1983 request_box
14 15 Response to BGR regarding sent printed materials undated, 1933, 1941-1942, 1952-1953, 1957-1959, 1961-1971 request_box
14 16 Thank you letters used in publicity 1938-1939, 1946, 1957-1958, 1960-1961, 1964, 1968 request_box
14 17 JIB: Publication Lists and Mailings sent by other organizations undated, 1942, 1961, 1964-1965, 1967, 1970-1971, 1979-1980, 1982-1984 request_box
14 18 JIB: Zionist letters used for publicity 1914-1916 request_box

Subsubseries 7: Press releases, undated, 1905, 1908-1909, 1940-1941, 1948, 1952, 1962-1963, 1965, 1967, 1971-1972, 1977-1979, 1982

English and Yiddish.
Box 14, Folders 19-27.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subsubseries includes press releases from JIB's The Index and press releases from the Anglo-Jewish Press and Jewish Press Bureau, and the Jewish Press Project. The subsubseries contains publicity articles, lists of contacts and press, and staff appointments.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14 19 Anglo-Jewish Press 1978-1979 request_box
14 20 Jewish Press Bureau 1905, 1908-1909 request_box
14 21 Jewish Press Project (closing of Day Jewish Journal) 1971-1972 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
14 22 JIB: The Index 1940, 1948, 1952, 1963, 1965, 1977 request_box
14 23 JIB Press releases undated request_box
14 24 JIB Publicity articles, possibly press releases undated, 1962, 1967, 1977-1979, 1982 request_box
14 25 JIB: Staff appointments, publicity (contains photograph) undated request_box
14 26 Lists of Contacts and Press undated, 1941 request_box
14 27 Press releases 1982 request_box

Subseries D: Other Organizations - Articles and Correspondence, undated, 1910, 1912-1914, 1928, 1933, 1947, 1969-1971, 1974, 1977-1979

English and Yiddish.
Box 15, Folders 1-14.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by organization name.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains articles and correspondence from other organizations that BGR was involved with. These include the American Jewish Institute, Congress for Jewish Culture, Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, Jewish Information Services, the Society for Jewish Culture, and the Society of the Jewish Institute.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15 1 American Jewish Institute undated request_box
15 2 American Jewish Public Relations Society, “The Handout” of February 1971 request_box
15 3 Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations 1969 request_box
15 4 Committee on Political Activity, Minutes of Initial Meeting of April 28, 1933 request_box
15 5 Congress for Jewish Culture undated, 1970 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
15 6 Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York meetings 1974, November 1978-April 1979 request_box
15 7 Jewish Info Services 1947, 1977-1978 request_box
15 8 League of Nations Permanent Mandates Commission 13th Session 1928 request_box
15 9 New York Society of Association Executives, Annual Meeting Minutes 1969 request_box
15 10 Region Administrative Committee, Meeting Minutes undated request_box
15 11 Society for Jewish Culture undated request_box
15 12 Society of Jewish Art undated, 1910 request_box
15 13 Society of the Jewish Institute undated, 1913 request_box
15 14 Society of the Jewish Institute (NY) undated, 1912, 1914 request_box
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Series III: Writings by BGR, undated, 1820, 1897, 1901-1995

English and Yiddish.
Box 15, Folder 15 -- Box 25, Folder 27.
Arrangement:

Arranged into eight subseries.

Scope and Content:

The series is divided into eight subseries as follows:
Subseries A: Keidansky "conversations,"
Subseries B: "BGR Says,"
Subseries C: Articles appearing in Congress Bi-Weekly,
Subseries D: Articles appearing in other journals, newspapers or in pamphlet form,
Subseries E: Political activity,
Subseries F: Zionist Movement Articles by BGR,
Subseries G: Composition notebooks of handwritten drafts of letters and articles,
Subseries H: Typescript copies and drafts of articles for second Keidansky book

The bulk dates of the series are from 1901 to 1995. Types of materials contained within the series include addresses, articles, drafts, manuscripts, memoirs, news clippings, notes, notebooks, press releases, reprints, reviews, and a scrapbook.

Subseries A: Keidansky "conversations", undated, 1897, 1902-1904, 1906-1909, 1927, 1930, 1937, 1939, 1941, 1950-1953, 1955-1956, 1959-1970, 1976

English and Yiddish.
Box 15, Folder 15 -- Box 16, Folder 12.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains articles about the Keidansky "conversations," but also includes manuscripts, notes, reprints, reviews, and a scrapbook with reviews and references.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15 15 Copyright and Reprinting Keidansky 1952, 1955 request_box
15 16 “Discourses of Keidansky,” by BGR undated, 1939, 1941, 1950, 1959, 1969-1970, 1976 request_box
15 17 Draft letters (copies) to BGR about Keidansky undated, 1902-1904 request_box
15 18 “Enter Keidansky,” drafts and working manuscripts undated request_box
15 19 “A Good Man of One Age is a Dead Man in Another” – Keidansky undated request_box
15 20 “Has The Jew The Right To Do Wrong? undated request_box
15 21 “’The Illustrious Hebrew Race’ – Keidansky on the tour of a eulogy of the Jews,” by BGR 1908 request_box
15 22 Keidansky, American Hebrew 1907-1909 request_box
15 23 Keidansky, American Hebrew (drafts) 1907-1909 request_box
15 24 Keidansky, American Hebrew (drafts, not on list) 1907-1909 request_box
15 25 Keidansky, The Chronicler 1906 request_box
15 26 Keidansky, Reviews of 1903, 1950, 1952, 1959 request_box
15 27 Discourses of Keidansky reviews 1903 request_box
15 28 Keidansky articles undated, 1927, 1950-1953, 1955-1956, 1959-1961, 1963-1968, 1970 request_box
15 29 “Keidansky Asks “Who Lost the Jewish Identity,”” by BGR July 1966 request_box
15 30 Keidansky Contract undated, 1903, 1909, 1930, 1937 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
15 31 Keidansky, working manuscripts undated request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
16 1 Note to Keidansky undated request_box
16 2 Origin of Keidansky, Chapter 19 1897 request_box
16 3 “An Organization for Sale – Keidansky Discusses a Moribund Society,” by BGR 1952 request_box
16 4 Return Engagement: Keidansky comes back with a few more observations, by BGR (draft) undated request_box
16 5 “The Tragedy of Humor – Keidansky Looks Behind the Laugh,” by BGR undated, 1909 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
16 6 “Who Is A Goy? – Keidansky Reverses Current Discussion of Jewish Identity,” by BGR undated request_box
16 7 Who Lost the Jewish Identity? and other conversations with Keidansky, by BGR (draft) undated request_box
16 8 “You Don’t Have To Be Jewish To Be Jewish,” by BGR 1969 request_box
16 9 You don’t have to be Jewish to be Jewish; Keidansky comes back to survey a New World, by BGR (draft) undated request_box
16 10 Possibly pages from proposed volume of more Keidansky essays undated request_box
16 11 A proposed Keidansky volume (mostly reprints) undated, 1908, 1951-1953, 1955-1956, 1959-1963 request_box
16 12 Scrapbook – “Keidansky” reviews and references, other articles by BGR 1902-1903 request_box

Subseries B: "BGR Says", undated, 1936-1937, 1946-1947, 1954-1958, 1968

English.
Box 16, Folders 13-18.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subseries consists of articles in a series entitled "BGR Says." The subseries also contains drafts, news clippings, press releases and reviews.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
16 13 “B.G.R. Says” undated, 1936-1937, 1957 request_box
16 14 “B.G.R. Says” – “The Jewish Press Here and Abroad” 1947 request_box
16 15 “B.G.R. Says: Judah David Eisenstein: First and Greatest Jewish Anthologist” undated request_box
16 16 “BGR Says,” manuscript drafts and press releases undated, 1947, 1956-1958 request_box
16 17 “BGR Says,” newsclippings undated, 1936-1937, 1946-1947, 1954-1958 request_box
16 18 “BGR Says,” Reviews 1968 request_box

Subseries C: Articles appearing in Congress Bi-Weekly, undated, 1933, 1937, 1940-1949, 1951-1959, 1960-1961, 1963-1965

English.
Box 17, Folders 1-7.
Arrangement:

Arranged in alphabetical order by title, then chronologically.

Scope and Content:

The subseries has articles appearing in the Congress Weekly and Congress Bi-Weekly from the 1930s to 1960s.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
17 1 Achavah Club undated, 1954, 1958 request_box
17 2 Congress Weekly Timely Topics 1957 request_box
17 3 Congress Publications undated, 1933, 1937, 1960, 1963-1964 request_box
17 4 Articles, Congress Weekly 1940-1949 request_box
17 5 Articles, Congress Weekly 1951-1959 request_box
17 6 Articles, Congress Weekly undated, 1960-1961 request_box
17 7 Congress Bi-Weekly December 1961, May 1963, November 1965 request_box

Subseries D: Articles appearing in other journals, newspapers or in pamphlet form, undated, 1901-1971, 1977

English and Yiddish.
Box 17, Folder 8 -- Box 19, Folder 36.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains articles and newsclippings that have been published in journals, newspapers, or in pamphlets. The subseries concludes with articles that presumably were to be published in Richards' Long Story. The Long Story was never actually published; the typescripts of various chapters of his life were to be part of that autobiography.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
17 8 Ambassador Davies, manuscript undated request_box
17 9 BGR and the New York Times undated, 1909, 1911, 1922, 1933, 1943, 1945, 1949, 1954, 1956-1966, 1968-1970 request_box
17 10 BGR as publisher (clippings) 1922, 1925 request_box
17 11 Early newspaper articles, Boston undated, 1901, 1904-1905, 1908-1910, 1914 request_box
17 12 Early newsclippings and articles, assorted publications (contains oversized material) undated, 1903, 1906, 1908, 1918-1919, 1923, 1925, 1927 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 13 Newsclippings and articles, assorted publications 1930-1939 request_box
17 14 Newsclippings and articles, assorted publications (contains oversized material) 1940-1949 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
17 15 Newsclippings and articles, assorted publications (contains oversized material) 1955, 1958-1959 request_box
17 16 Newsclippings and articles, assorted publications 1962-1967 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
18 1 Newsclippings and articles, assorted publications (contains oversized material) (contains Yiddish) undated request_box
18 2 Early newspaper articles, American Hebrew undated, 1907-1909, 1912-1913, 1915-1917 request_box
18 3 Newsclippings and articles, American Examiner 1958-1959, 1963, 1965-1966 request_box
18 4 Newsclippings and articles, The American Zionist undated, 1955-1956, 1958-1960, 1964-1965 request_box
18 5 Newsclippings, The Day undated, 1914, 1932, 1941, 1945, 1955-1956, 1958, 1962 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
18 6 News articles, The Detroit Jewish News 1955, 1958, 1968 request_box
18 7 Early newspaper articles, The Hebrew Standard undated, 1909-1910 request_box
18 8 Newspaper articles, The Jewish Advocate 1927, 1937, 1956-1958 request_box
18 9 News articles, The Jewish Examiner 1941, 1946 request_box
18 10 News articles, The Jewish Exponent undated, 1955-1956 request_box
18 11 Articles, The Jewish Forum 1941, 1943, 1953 request_box
18 12 News articles, The Jewish News 1947, 1953, 1963 request_box
18 13 Early newspaper articles, The Jewish Tribune (contains oversized material) 1923-1924, 1926 request_box
18 14 Newsclippings and articles, The New Palestine undated, 1927, 1934, 1938-1943, 1950 request_box
18 15 Early newspaper articles, New York Tribune 1918 request_box
18 16 Articles, The Reconstructionist 1938, 1953, 1962-1963 request_box
18 17 Clipping possibly by BGR undated request_box
18 18 Possible draft of BGR’s letter to the Jewish World resigning from post of editor undated request_box
18 19 “The Novelist as Material,” by BGR 1902 request_box
18 20 “The Dream of Reb Jonathan,” by BGR April 1905 request_box
18 21 “The Disappearing Diaspora,” by BGR 1956 request_box
18 22 Epigrams by BGR, Mount Sinai Monthly March 1902 request_box
18 23 “The First Call for the American Jewish Congress,” by BGR 1914 request_box
18 24 “The Impact of Democracy on Zionism,” by BGR 1953 request_box
18 25 “In So Many Words,” by BGR 1931 request_box
18 26 “Lehman’s Mission of Mercy,” by BGR 1942 request_box
18 27 “Roosevelt’s Views on the Jewish Problem,” by BGR undated request_box
18 28 “The Lion and the Lamb,” by BGR undated request_box
18 29 “East of the Bowery,” by BGR 1922 request_box
18 30 “American Jewish Committee Deserts Marshall,” by BGR 1943 request_box
18 31 “Richards flays Dr. Finkelstein for Appeasement,” by BGR 1945 request_box
18 32 “An Editor Who Leads,” by BGR 1964 request_box
18 33 “British study Jewish issues,” by BGR 1942 request_box
18 34 “An Old and New World,” by BGR 1977 request_box
18 35 “’All Israel are Brethren’ –With Reservations…,” by BGR 1965 request_box
18 36 “The Dean of Jewish Secretaries – Max L. Hollander’s Notable Career Recorded in The Congressional Record,” by BGR 1941 request_box
18 37 “Jews at Versailles,” by BGR 1945 request_box
18 38 “The Detroit Jewish News Humbly Acknowledges Tribute to Its Editor,” by BGR 1964 request_box
18 39 “The World Before Yesterday,” by BGR 1941 request_box
18 40 “Dr. Chajes at Zurich and Basel – An Impression,” by BGR undated request_box
18 41 “Anti-Semitism is anti-American,” by BGR undated request_box
18 42 “A Columnists’ Column – In Tribute to Jacob Fishman,” by BGR undated request_box
18 43 “A Fateful and Epic Making Year – Zionism and Palestine in the Year 5706,” by BGR undated request_box
18 44 “After San Francisco. Great Expectations Do Not Materialize. But There Is Light on the Horizon and Struggle Must Go On,” by BGR undated request_box
18 45 “American Jewish Committee,” by BGR undated request_box
18 46 “Book of Dr. Norman Maclean Banned from Circulation,” by BGR undated request_box
18 47 “Dramatic Episodes in Zionist History,” by BGR undated request_box
18 48 “Footnotes to History,” by BGR 1927 request_box
18 49 “Franklin Roosevelt – Champion of Oppressed Israel,” by BGR undated request_box
18 50 “The Jewish Problem Solved At Last,” by BGR undated request_box
18 51 “Jews at Peace Conferences – The Long Way from 1919 to 1945 – Unity Then and Division Now – Hoped for better times to come,” by BGR undated request_box
18 52 “The Moloch of Autonomy – The Collapse of the General Jewish Council,” by BGR undated request_box
18 53 “My Philadelphia – From A Projected Book of Memoirs,” by BGR undated request_box
18 54 “Nahum Sokolow – Statesman,” by BGR 1936 request_box
18 55 “Nazi Commissioner For Jewish Affairs in France,” by BGR undated request_box
18 56 “The New World Has a Frightful Resemblance to the Old,” by BGR undated request_box
18 57 “Other Days” by BGR 1927 request_box
18 58 “Philadelphia in Jewish Congress History – Notable Personalities and Epical Events of a Former Generation,” by BGR undated request_box
18 59 “Recalling a Great Personality – A Note on the 20th Anniversary of the Tragic Death of Dr. Friedlaender,” by BGR 1940 request_box
18 60 “Scholem Aleichem,” by BGR 1914 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
19 1 “Storm Over Palestine Mandate,” by BGR undated request_box
19 2 “What has the Settlement done to Judaize its clientele?” address by BGR before the conference of the NAJSW 1913 request_box
19 3 “Who is playing politics?” by BGR undated request_box
19 4 “Who will rescue the American Jewish Conference?” by BGR undated request_box
19 5 Yiddish articles by BGR undated, 1961, 1967 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
19 6 List of articles by BGR undated request_box
19 7 Brandeis articles 1910, 1915, 1917, 1930, 1936, 1945, 1964, 1967 request_box
19 8 Epigrams by BGR (and xeroxes) undated request_box
19 9 “The Small Town That Was a World,” by BGR undated request_box
19 10 “An Humble Patron of Jewish Literature,” by BGR 1939 request_box
19 11 “Back to Territorialism? – The Quest of a Home for the Homeless in Israel,” by BGR 1939 request_box
19 12 “Jacob Gordin’s Play, “The Truth”,” by BGR undated request_box
19 13 Transcription of interview of Mr. BGR on the subject of the beginning of the New York Kehillah 1959 request_box
19 14 “Why Not A Literary Test?” circa 1914-1915 request_box
19 15 “Once In A While,” by BGR undated request_box
19 16 Representative essays of a Journalist, by Bernard G. Richards (contains oversized material) undated, 1915-1971 request_box
19 17 “American Committee Deserts Marshall,” by BGR 1943 request_box
19 18 BGR articles and columns (incomplete) 1942, 1952 request_box
19 19 Xeroxes of articles from Boston Evening Transcript and elsewhere undated, 1901, 1903-1905, 1909-1910, 1917, 193? request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
19 20 “Jewish Tragedy in Soviet Russia,” by BGR 1929 request_box
19 21 “Jewish Leaders and the Jews,” by BGR 1910 request_box
19 22 “Kishinev and the Zionists,” by BGR undated request_box
19 23 “The Attitude of the Jew towards Jewish fiction,” by BGR undated request_box
19 24 “A Faded Photograph,” by BGR undated request_box
19 25 Writings by BGR undated request_box
19 26 General Lists undated request_box
19 27 Chapter II, “Agitation for a Congress” undated request_box
19 28 Chapter IV, “Further Search for Unity” undated request_box
19 29 Chapter 7, “Facing New Problems in Paris” undated request_box
19 30 Chapter 25, “The Morning Telegraph” undated request_box
19 31 Chapter 26, “Israel Zangwill Personally” undated request_box
19 32 Chapter 27, “Clinton Hall” undated request_box
19 33 Chapter 27a, “The Sage of Gerard Avenue” undated request_box
19 34 Chapter 28, “Social Workers” undated request_box
19 35 “Social Work” – Long Story undated, 1923, 1931, 1967 request_box
19 36 Long Story Part 2 Chapter Listing undated request_box

Subseries E: Political activity, undated, 1820, 1905, 1908, 1917, 1920-1922, 1925-1936, 1938, 1941-1942, 1944-1948, 1951-1953, 1957, 1959-1960, 1964-1995

English.
Box 20, Folders 1-11.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains documentation of BGR's political activity. Examples of his involvement in political activity can be found in the following folders: Balfour Declaration, the Bingham affair, the General Jewish Council, Colonization Plans to Russia, and the Mexican Colonization Offer. Other letters and addresses written and delivered by BGR demonstrate BGR's political interests.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
20 1 Balfour Declaration undated request_box
20 2 BGR addresses delivered by undated, 1917, 1927, 1930-1932, 1935-1936, 1952 request_box
20 3 Bingham affair 1908, 1931 request_box
20 4 Call to Conference undated request_box
20 5 Colonization Plans to Russia 1925-1930 request_box
20 6 General Jewish Council undated, 1905, 1920, 1933-1935, 1938, 1941, 1947, 1951-1952, 1957, 1959 request_box
20 7 Group Libel Clippings undated, 1934-1936, 1938, 1945-1948, 1953, 1964-1995 request_box
20 8 Mexican Colonization Offer undated request_box
20 9 Open Letter to the President of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations from a Committee of Free Synagogue on the Jewish Institute of Religion April 20, 1922 request_box
20 10 Organization of Jewry from Pittsburgh General to Council to A.J. Conference (contains oversized material) undated, 1938, 1967 request_box
20 11 U.S. Presidents and Palestine undated, 1820, 1921, 1927, 1935-1936, 1941-1942, 1944, 1960 request_box

Subseries F: Zionist Movement Articles by BGR, undated, 1931, 1936, 1942, 1945, 1951, 1957, 1959, 1964

English.
Box 20, Folders 12-20.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains articles written by BGR on the Zionist movement, from 1931 to 1964.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
20 12 “American Zionism on the March” September 1957 request_box
20 13 Annual Zionist Convention 1931 request_box
20 14 “A Fateful and Epic-Making Year – Zionism and Palestine in the Year 5705,” by BGR September 1945 request_box
20 15 “F.D.R. – Unforgetable Friend of Israel,” by BGR 1945 request_box
20 16 “Foundation Stones of Israel’s Dream,” by BGR undated request_box
20 17 “Memories of Boston’s 1902 Zionist Convention,” by BGR 1936 request_box
20 18 “The Nestor of American Zionism – A Tribute to Louis Lipsky on his 75th Birthday,” by BGR 1951 request_box
20 19 “Reform Judaism and Zionism,” by BGR 1942 request_box
20 20 “Rufus Learsi the Watchman – A Tribute to Israel Goldberg,” by BGR September 1964 request_box

Subseries G: Composition notebooks of handwritten drafts of letters and articles, undated, 1902-1903, 1916, 1918, 1927, 1929, 1935-1938, 1944, 1947, 1953-1958, 1960-1961, 1966-1968, 1970-1972, 1982-1983

English and Yiddish.
Box 20, Folder 21 -- Box 24, Folder 3.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

The subseries consists of handwritten drafts of letters and articles in composition notebooks, dating from the early 1900s to 1983.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
20 21 Book 1 – Replacement undated request_box
20 22 Book 2 undated request_box
20 23 Book 3 undated request_box
20 24 Book 4 undated request_box
20 25 Book 9 April 12, 1953 request_box
20 26 Book 11 (to be dictated) September 13, 1953 request_box
20 27 Book 13 April 26, 1954 request_box
20 28 Book 14 (The Long Story) July 6, 1954 request_box
20 29 Book 15 July 25, 1954 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
21 1 Book 16 (List of material) August 31, 1958 request_box
21 2 Book 20 – Social Workers May 7, 1955 request_box
21 3 Book 21 – Not typed July 30, 1955 request_box
21 4 Book 22 – Kehillah March 3, 1957 request_box
21 5 Book 23 – AJ Congress Second Session undated request_box
21 6 East Broadway (3 notebooks) undated request_box
21 7 East Side (2 notebooks) undated request_box
21 8 Supplement to Kehillah account undated request_box
21 9 Notebook: “Down and out of print” undated request_box
21 10 Notebooks with clippings 1916, 1944 request_box
21 11 Letters dictated by BGR undated request_box
21 12 A.S. Freidus notebook undated request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
22 1 R.L. Hartt notebook undated request_box
22 2 Dr. Schmarja Levin notebook (unnumbered) undated request_box
22 3 J.H. Schiff notebook undated request_box
22 4 Michael Williams notebook undated request_box
22 5 Morris Winchovsky and others notebook (unnumbered) undated, 1966 request_box
  (contains Yiddish clipping)   
22 6 Memorandum notebook 1902-1903 request_box
22 7 BGR Notebook 1929 request_box
22 8 BGR Notebook undated request_box
22 9 BGR Publications notebook undated request_box
22 10 Unidentified notebook undated request_box
22 11 Sessions of Lu Lu Temple Book fragment 1918 request_box
22 12 Telephone Indexes undated request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
23 1 Address books undated, 1961? request_box
23 2 BGR memo notebooks (possibly diaries) undated, 1954 request_box
23 3 American Jewish Organizations Directory 1982-1983 request_box
23 4 Jewish Community Directory of Greater New York 1947 request_box
23 5 BGR Diary 1927 request_box
23 6 Diaries 1935-1938, 1955-1958, 1960-1961, 1967-1968 request_box
23 7 Personal Pocket Diaries 1970-1972 request_box
23 8 National Diary 1968 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
24 1 Pages from a diary (little bound book labeled “Bernard G. Richards Co.”) 1929 request_box
24 2 BGR “Men and arents” – Play notes on Men, Books and Events undated request_box
24 3 “The Karabelniê in America” (unnumbered) undated request_box

Subseries H: Typescript copies and drafts of articles for second Keidansky book, undated, 1962, 1965, 1968

English.
Box 24, Folder 4 -- Box 25, Folder 7.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

The subseries consists of typescripts and drafts of articles that BGR wrote for a follow-up to "Discourses of Keidansky" entitled "More Discourses on Keidansky," which was never published. The typescripts and drafts are undated and from the 1960s. The subseries contains BGR's undated memoirs.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
24 4 Typescripts from known published articles in the collection undated request_box
24 5 Typescripts from known published articles in the collection undated request_box
24 6 Typescripts of unidentified articles undated request_box
24 7 Typescripts of unidentified articles undated request_box
24 8 Typescripts, unidentified articles, no titles undated request_box
24 9 Typescript, “The Illusion,” by Bernard Lazare undated request_box
24 10 Typescript, “The Second Balfour Declaration” circa 1968 request_box
24 11 Memoirs, Lists of Chapters undated request_box
24 12 Memoirs, Trip to Seattle, Chapter 15, pages 114-118 undated request_box
24 13 Memoirs, [Boston paper?, Williams/Kennerly, New York newspapers], pages 119-120, 132, 142, 156, 164 undated request_box
24 14 Memoirs, Further Journalistic Efforts, Chapter 22, pages 177-185 undated request_box
24 15 Memoirs, The Chronicler, Chapter 23, pages 186-199 undated request_box
24 16 Memoirs, pages 208-211 undated request_box
24 17 Memoirs, Abraham S. Freidus, Chapter 30, pages 246-257 request_box
24 18 Memoirs, Achavah, Chapter 31, pages 258-263 undated request_box
24 19 Memoirs, [Schmaryahu Levin] Chapter 32, pages 266-280 undated request_box
24 20 Memoirs, The Address of the Jewish People, Chapter 33, pages 281-286 undated, 1965 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
25 1 Memoirs, Organization of the Kehillah, Chapter 34, pages 287-311 undated request_box
25 2 Memoirs, East Side Jewish Institute, Chapter 35, pages 312-315 undated request_box
25 3 Memoirs, A History of Jewish Foreign Aid, Chapter 36, pages 316-321 1962 request_box
25 4 Memoirs, Abraham Cahan at Versailles Peace Conference, Chapter 37, pages 322-326 undated request_box
25 5 Memoirs, American Jewish Congress, Chapter 38, pages 327-346 undated request_box
25 6 Memoirs, “The Congress at Work,” Chapter 39, pages 347-360 undated request_box
25 7 Memoirs, BGR as Publisher, Chapter 40, pages 361-377 undated request_box
25 8 Memoirs, “Yehudim and Yidden,” Chapter 41, pages 379-398 undated request_box
25 9 Memoirs, Our Crowd-“Downtown,” Chapter 42, pages 399-419 undated request_box
25 10 Memoirs, Chapter 5 [Cheder Days] undated request_box
25 11 Memoirs, [Smilger Gass, Keidan, The Town on Fire, Leibe Kamber, We Embark for America] undated request_box
25 12 Memoirs, Book 18 [The Chronicler] undated request_box
25 13 Memoirs, Book 14 [Boston Memoirs] undated request_box
25 14 Memoirs, Book 16 [The Jewish World] undated request_box
25 15 Memoirs, Book 15 [Five of Us Club, Marriage, Quest for a Publisher, Keidansky, Other writers] undated request_box
25 16 Memoirs, [The Chronicler, The Morning Telegraph, Yiddish Theatre] undated request_box
25 17 Memoirs, [Israel Zangwill] undated request_box
25 18 Memoirs, [Social Work and Clinton Hall] undated request_box
25 19 Projected Memoirs, My Philadelphia (contains oversized material) undated request_box
25 20 Memoirs, [Schmaryahu Levin] undated request_box
25 21 Memoirs, [Kehillah] undated request_box
25 22 Memoirs, [Abraham Cahan – His American Debut] undated request_box
25 23 Memoirs, [Second Congress at Work] undated request_box
25 24 Memoirs, [Second Congress] undated request_box
25 25 Projected Memoirs, A Talk with Theodore Roosevelt undated request_box
25 26 Memoirs, [Zurich Conference, Second Jewish Congress, World Jewish Congress] undated request_box
25 27 Memoirs, Chapter Six, Meeting with President Wilson undated request_box
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Series IV: Articles about BGR and his activities, undated, 1901-1907, 1909, 1914-1916, 1918, 1920-1922, 1924-1925, 1927, 1929, 1931-1953, 1955-1971, 1973, 1975, 1977-1978, 1980, 1983, 1986

English, German, Hebrew and Yiddish.
Box 26 -- Box 28, Folder 4.
Arrangement:

Arranged into three subseries.

Scope and Content:

The Series is divided into three subseries:
Subseries A: Articles and manuscripts about Zionist movement leaders;
Subseries B: Zionist Congresses Articles, letters and notes;
Subseries C: Other articles

The articles about BGR are dated from the early 1900s to 1986. Types of material found in this series include articles, letters, manuscripts and notes.

Subseries A: Articles and manuscripts about Zionist movement leaders, undated, 1901-1903, 1905-1907, 1909, 1914, 1916, 1921-1922, 1924-1925, 1927, 1929, 1931-1950, 1953, 1956-1969, 1973, 1977-1978, 1980, 1983, 1986

English, Hebrew and Yiddish.
Box 26.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by last name of individual.

Scope and Content:

The subseries consists of articles and manuscripts of notable Zionist movement leaders, from the early 1900s to 1986.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
26 1 Sholem Aleichem undated, 1943, 1956, 1959-1960, 1966, 1969 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
26 2 Sol Ash undated request_box
26 3 Jacob Ben-Ami obituary 1977 request_box
26 4 Reuben Brainin 1929, 1962 request_box
26 5 D.W. Brogan 1965-1966 request_box
26 6 E.J. Cattell obituary undated request_box
26 7 David L. Cohn undated, 1948, 1960 request_box
26 8 Joseph E. Davies obituary undated request_box
26 9 Orvil E. Dryfoos (President and Publisher of New York Times 1961-1963) 1963 request_box
26 10 Jacob Fishman 1949, 1958, 1962, 1965, 1969 request_box
26 11 Jacob Fishman undated, 1932, 1942, 1947 request_box
26 12 Abe Fortas 1965 request_box
26 13 Harry Golden 1957-1958, 1961 request_box
26 14 Arthur Lehman Goodhart (contains oversized material) 1964, 1968-1969 request_box
26 15 Solomon Grayzel 1980 request_box
26 16 Frederick Hartt 1946 request_box
26 17 Rollin L. Hartt undated, 1901-1903, 1905, 1922, 1924, 1941, 1945-1946 request_box
26 18 Heinrich Heine undated, 1947, 1953, 1956 request_box
26 19 Abraham Joshua Heschel, in honor of tenth yahrzeit 1983 request_box
26 20 Naphtali Herz Imber (contains oversized material) undated, 1909, 1924, 1939, 1958, 1967 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
26 21 Judah A. Joffe obituary 1966 request_box
26 22 Emma Lazarus 1986 request_box
26 23 Leftwich, Joseph – Preface to Zangwill undated request_box
26 24 Shmaryahu Lewin undated, 1906-1907, 1909, 1914, 1935, 1940, 1967 request_box
  (contains Hebrew)   
26 25 William E. Lewis undated request_box
26 26 Charles A. Madison 1966, 1969 request_box
26 27 Judah L. Magnes 1935 request_box
26 28 Samuel Margoshes obituary 1968 request_box
26 29 Louis Marshall 1966 request_box
26 30 Israel Matz obituary 1950 request_box
26 31 Manuscript about Prof. Thomas G. Mazarick undated request_box
26 32 Daniel Mendoza 1936 request_box
26 33 Albert Mordell 1964 request_box
26 34 Ambassador Henry Morgenthau 1916 request_box
26 35 Adolph S. Ochs 1921, 1931, 1935 request_box
26 36 Dr. Franz Oppenheimer 1914, 1966 request_box
26 37 Daniel Persky 1959 request_box
26 38 Bella Pevsner 1941 request_box
26 39 Harry Sacher 1961 request_box
26 40 Hermann Schapira 1945 request_box
26 41 Sholom Schwartzbard 1933 request_box
26 42 Moshe Sharett undated request_box
26 43 Lord Israel Sieff undated, 1969 request_box
26 44 Sokolow, N. – H.H. and Congress Items undated request_box
26 45 Sokolow, Nahum undated request_box
26 46 Laurence A. Steinhardt 1939 request_box
26 47 Weisgal undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
26 48 Michael Williams undated, 1924-1925, 1927, 1932, 1934, 1936, 1941-1942, 1944, 1950, 1978 request_box
26 49 Articles by and about Michael Williams undated, 1937-1939, 1973 request_box
26 50 Tribute to Michael Williams [published in Congress Weekly, January 15, 1951] undated, 1903, 1948 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
26 51 Michael Williams, The Quietist, “Talk of the Day” undated request_box
26 52 Yevgeny Yevtushenko, “Babi Yar” (contains oversized material) 1961 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
26 53 Israel Zinberg undated, 1929, 1933, 1939, 1943, 1946 request_box
  (contains Hebrew)   
26 54 Manuscripts, some transcribed (those with red line) undated request_box

Subseries B: Zionist Congresses Articles, letters and notes, undated, 1915-1916, 1927, 1931-1932, 1949, 1951, 1966, 1983

English and German.
Box 27, Folders 1-10.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subseries has articles, letters and notes from Zionist Congresses, dating from 1915 to 1983.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
27 1 Address of BGR at Conference of Jewish Organizations April 24, 1932 request_box
27 2 Article on Zionist Organization of America and Congress undated request_box
27 3 Charles Rappaport undated request_box
27 4 Press release from World Jewish Congress 1949 request_box
27 5 Provisional Executive Committee for General Zionist Affairs 1915-1916 request_box
27 6 Second Congress undated request_box
27 7 Jehoshua Thon 1966 request_box
27 8 “Zionist Congress Recollections,” by Israel Cohen 1951 request_box
27 9 Zionist Information Views October 1983 request_box
27 10 Zurich Conference undated, 1927, 1931 request_box
  (contains German)   

Subseries C: Other articles, undated, 1903-1905, 1907, 1914-1915, 1918, 1920-1921, 1927, 1933, 1935-1937, 1939-1941, 1943, 1945, 1948-1952, 1955-1956, 1961-1971, 1975, 1978, 1980, 1983

English and Yiddish.
Box 27, Folder 11 -- Box 28, Folder 4.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

Other articles about BGR and his activities are contained within this subseries.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
27 11 “Answering your questions about Jews and Judaism,” by Rabbi Barnett R. Brickner 1955 request_box
27 12 Article about BGR and boycott undated request_box
27 13 “Aspiring Author Finishes 2d Book – Bernard Richards Is Back With Keidansky of 1903” 1964 request_box
27 14 “Bernard G. Richards, 94, Dies; A Jewish Leader and Author” 1971 request_box
27 15 B. Friedman to the Stockholders of the Bernard G. Richards Co. 1927 request_box
27 16 BGR, historical, personal undated, 1915 request_box
27 17 BGR, historical undated, 1905, 1918, 1952, 1965 request_box
27 18 “B.G.R. Looks On As A. J. Conference Closes” 1943 request_box
27 19 BGR Obituaries 1971 request_box
27 20 BGR resignation from Jewish Community-Kehillah 1914 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
27 21 BGR in Washington, D.C. 1935 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
27 22 Biographical information of BGR undated request_box
27 23 Biographical Sketches and Who’s Who entries undated, 1948, 1962 request_box
27 24 “Boris Smolar’s ‘Between You … and Me’” 1970-1971 request_box
27 25 “The Changing View: A Century of Jewish Writing in English,” by Shulamit Nardi 1980 request_box
27 26 Clippings about BGR undated, 1904, 1927, 1933, 1935-1937, 1939-1941, 1945, 1949-1952, 1955-1956, 1961-1970, 1975, 1983 request_box
27 27 Financial support for The Chronicler 1907 request_box
27 28 “Keidansky Discourses on Richards,” by Samuel Caplan 1952 request_box
27 29 Letter to the Evening Post 1921 request_box
27 30 Letter to the editors of the Jewish Quarterly Review 1945 request_box
27 31 “Letters to the Editor – Wants More of BGR,” by William Cohen 1966? request_box
27 32 List of BGR’s books (partial), unknown compiler undated request_box
27 33 List of books in BGR office undated request_box
27 34 “Making Citizens of all Peoples in New York City” 1920? request_box
27 35 “‘Man With Phone’ Has Met Jewish Questions for 25 Years,” by Paul Hofmann 1961 request_box
27 36 “New Hebrew Author – B.G. Richards, Formerly Post Reporter, Writes Remarkable Book” undated request_box
27 37 Poem dedicated to BGR by David Goldstein undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
27 38 “The Reminiscences of Bernard G. Richards” 1961 request_box
27 39 “The Reminiscences of Bernard G. Richards” (cont.) 1961 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
28 1 “Reminiscing with Bernard G. Richards,” by Jerold S. Auerbach 1962 request_box
28 2 “Richards Re-Issues 1921 Protest Against ‘Protocols’” 1978 request_box
28 3 “Self-Taught Hebrew’s Clever “Discourses” – “Young Bernard G. Richards, a Former Pedler, Writes a Remarkable Book” 1903 request_box
28 4 “Veteran Newsman in a Reverse Role – Founder of Jewish Information Unit Now Gives Answers, Asks No Questions” 1952 request_box
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Series V: Testimonial Dinners in honor of BGR in 1919, 1927, 1932, 1952, 1956, and 1967, undated, 1898, 1901, 1907-1911, 1917-1919, 1925-1927, 1932, 1936-1938, 1940-1941, 1944-1945, 1952-1954, 1956-1971

English and Yiddish.
Box 28, Folders 5-32.
Arrangement:

Arranged into four subseries.

Scope and Content:

The series is divided into four subseries: correspondence, guest and table lists, articles about the events, and copies of speeches given by people. The testimonial dinners occurred in 1919, 1927, 1932, 1952, 1956, and 1967. The materials date from 1898 to 1971. Types of material found in this series include articles, correspondence, invitations and speeches.

Subseries A: Correspondence (invitations, responses, tributes - often via telegram), undated, 1898, 1901, 1907-1911, 1917-1919, 1925-1927, 1932, 1936-1938, 1940-1941, 1944, 1952-1954, 1956-1971

English and Yiddish.
Box 28, Folders 5-24.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains correspondence for testimonial dinners from 1898 to 1971. Materials dated 1898 and 1901 are from dinners that Richards attended.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
28 5 1927 Tribute Dinner, Correspondence of Arrangement Committee 1927 request_box
28 6 1969 Testimonial Dinner and BGR Publication Fund undated, 1960, 1968-1971 request_box
28 7 Banquet in tribute of BGR 1901 request_box
28 8 BGR Speaking engagements, notices for 1911, 1937 request_box
28 9 Correspondence: Keidan Associations 1938, 1940, 1966, 1970 request_box
28 10 Correspondence: Publishers undated, 1940-1941, 1944, 1952-1954, 1956-1971 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
28 11 Correspondence: Replies for speaking engagements undated, 1898, 1925-1926 request_box
28 12 Emancipation Banquet Invitation 1917 request_box
28 13 Invitation cards, calling cards, postcard, etc. undated, 1901, 1907-1908, 1910, 1918, 1927 request_box
28 14 Invitation to BGR reception 1919 request_box
28 15 Meeting invitations 1909, 1918 request_box
28 16 Postcards, calling cards, invitations, etc. request_box
28 17 Reception for BG Richards (Responses), AJC Delegate 1919 request_box
28 18 Response to invitation to BGR dinner 1927 request_box
28 19 RSVP from Judah David Eisenstein to a Testimonial Dinner in honor of BGR 1953 request_box
28 20 Testimonial Dinner, Correspondence to BGR 1927 request_box
28 21 Testimonial Dinner (correspondence) 1932 request_box
28 22 Testimonial Dinner (correspondence) 1952 request_box
28 23 Testimonial Dinner 1956 request_box
28 24 Testimonial Dinner, Grand Street Boys Association 1936 request_box

Subseries B: Guest and table lists, 1919, 1927, 1932, 1945, 1952

English.
Box 28, Folders 25-28.
Arrangement:

Folders are arranged alphabetically, then chronologically.

Scope and Content:

The subseries consists of arrangements, programs, and articles for various BGR receptions from 1919 to 1952.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
28 25 Reception for BGR: AJC Delegate (arrangement, programs, articles) 1919, 1945 request_box
28 26 Testimonial Dinner (arrangements, lists, form letters, etc.) 1927 request_box
28 27 Testimonial Dinner (arrangements) 1932 request_box
28 28 Testimonial Dinner (arrangements) 1952 request_box

Subseries C: Articles about the events, undated, 1926-1927

English.
Box 28, Folders 29-31.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subseries has articles about the receptions during 1926 and 1927.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
28 29 “American Jewish Congress Leader Guest at Testimonial” undated request_box
28 30 “Souvenir Journal – Jewish Council Ball” 1927 request_box
28 31 United Jewish Campaign Chicago Conference 1926 request_box

Subseries D: Copies of speeches given by people, 1927

English.
Box 28, Folder 32.
Arrangement:

One folder.

Scope and Content:

The subseries has a speech titled "The Struggle for Emancipation - Past and Present," delivered by Professor S. Dubnow at the 1927 reception for BGR.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
28 32 “The Struggle for Emancipation – Past and Present” address by Prof. S. Dubnow 1927 request_box
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Series VI: Booklets, pamphlets, and other publications collected or written by BGR, undated, 1868, 1896, 1898-1900, 1902-1985, 1989, 1992

English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish and Yiddish.
Box 29, Folder 1 -- Box 38, Folder 12.
Arrangement:

Arranged into four subseries.

Scope and Content:

The series consists of booklets, pamphlets and other publications collected or written by BGR, dated from 1868 to 1992. The series also has miscellaneous documents and Yiddish documents. The series is divided into four subseries as follows:
Subseries A: Zionist Movement Articles and other publications collected by BGR;
Subseries B: Other booklets, pamphlets, and other publications collected by BGR;
Subseries C: Miscellaneous Documents;
Subseries D: Yiddish Documents;

Subseries A: Zionist Movement Articles and other publications collected by BGR, undated, 1868, 1899, 1904-1909, 1911-1913, 1916-1979, 1981-1984

English, French, and Yiddish.
Box 29, Folder 1 -- Box 32, Folder 4.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains articles and other publications collected by Richards on the Zionist movement. The articles date from 1868 to 1984.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
29 1 “About the German past,” by Margot Pottlitzer 1983 request_box
29 2 “The Age of the Fund-Raisers,” by Harry Lebau 1949 request_box
29 3 “The Agenda Reconsidered,” by Eli Ginzberg undated request_box
29 4 “Albert Einstein,” by Kurt Blumenfeld 1955 request_box
29 5 “Ambassador Knappstein Speaks out on: “The Germans and the Jews”” 1966 request_box
29 6 “The American Jew, 1545-1990 – A History,” by Jacob Rader Marcus undated request_box
29 7 “Americans In Israel” undated request_box
29 8 “Among the Library’s Treasures: Two Notable Collections,” by Dr. Felix Weltsch undated request_box
29 9 Annual Report of Zionist Organization of America 1921 request_box
29 10 Anti-Semitism undated, 1918, 1920, 1923, 1925, 1932, 1935-1936, 1945, 1954, 1969 request_box
29 11 Anti-Semitism, historical news clippings (contains oversized material) undated, 1918-1942, 1961 request_box
29 12 “An Appeal for Ideas,” by the American Jewish Institute undated request_box
29 13 Auschwitz, news clippings 1963, 1979, 1982 request_box
29 14 “Behind the Palestine Betrayal,” by J.H. Patterson 1939 request_box
29 15 “Bernard Shaw and the Jews,” by H.M. Geduld 1956 request_box
29 16 Brandeis, Early Journalism, Zionism undated request_box
29 17 “Census of Misunderstanding,” by A.M. Klein 1941 request_box
29 18 “Centenary of Imber,” by Israel Cohen 1956 request_box
29 19 Central Zionist Archives (Jerusalem, Israel): Copies of material (permission to publish must be made to CZA) undated, 1908-1909, 1912, 1917-1918, 1921-1922, 1927, 1956 request_box
29 20 Chaim Weizmann newspaper articles undated, 1968 request_box
29 21 “A Challenge to Jewish Federations,” by Mordecai M. Kaplan December 1934 request_box
29 22 Chasidism undated, 1968 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
29 23 “The City of Chelm,” by A.M. Klein 1943 request_box
29 24 “The Council for the Rights of Jewish Minorities” undated request_box
29 25 “The Danish Jews,” by Roul Tunley 1963 request_box
29 26 “The Demands of the Jews,” by S.M. Dubnov undated request_box
29 27 Denver Jewry 1983 request_box
29 28 “The Destruction of the Russian Jewry” undated request_box
29 29 “The Dilemma of the Jewish Writer,” by Abraham Rothberg 1952 request_box
29 30 “Disaster in the Middle East,” by Walter Lippman 1956 request_box
29 31 “The Doom of Their Reign” by Joel Enteen 1916 request_box
29 32 “Do You Know What Zionism Is?” undated request_box
29 33 “Dr. Madison C. Peters on the Immigration Question,” B’nai B’rith News 1911 request_box
29 34 “Economic trends among American Jews,” by Nathan Goldberg undated request_box
29 35 “Editor Who Was An Historian – A Memorial Sketch of Peter Wiernik, Lofty Symbol and Influence in American Jewish Life,” by Jacob Fishman 1936 request_box
29 36 “The Egregious Gentile Called to Account,” by Grover Hall undated, 1938-1939 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
29 37 “Elijah Bashyatchi and his mantle of Elijah,” by Leon Nemoy undated request_box
29 38 “The Enigma” undated request_box
29 39 “F.D.R. – He Was His Brothers’ Keeper,” by Herbert H. Lehman, ADL Bulletin 1959 request_box
29 40 “The Fortieth Anniversary of S. Ansky’s Death,” by Isser Goldberg July 1961 request_box
29 41 “The Founding Fathers,” by David Schwartz 1960 request_box
29 42 “Frankfurter and Jabotinsky: Meeting of Two Giants” 1966 request_box
29 43 From the desk of BGR request_box
29 44 “A Galaxy of American Zionist Rishonim,” by Ben Halpern 1963 request_box
29 45 “The Golden Door,” by Samuel Monk undated request_box
29 46 Francis Grierson undated, 1913 request_box
29 47 “The Harding Era,” by Robert K. Murray 1969 request_box
29 48 “He Knew Herzl” undated request_box
29 49 Historic Reprints 1923, 1978 request_box
29 50 “Hitler and the American Jew,” by Dorothy Thompson and Benjamin Stolberg September 1933 request_box
29 51 “The Hitler Faces,” by Sylvan Karchmer 1956 request_box
29 52 Holocaust Memorial material, news clippings undated, 1947, 1951, 1955, 1957-1963 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
29 53 Holocaust, news clippings (contains oversized material) undated, 1961, 1978, 1981-1982 request_box
29 54 “How I Founded the Yiddish Stage,” by Abraham Goldfaden 1964 request_box
29 55 “How Israel Got Justice,” by Ephraim Kishon 1957 request_box
29 56 “How the Jews will Reclaim Jesus” undated request_box
29 57 “The Importance of Reform Judaism and its Difficulties,” by C.G. Montefiore 1931 request_box
29 58 “India and Israel,” by Judith Laikin 1958 request_box
29 59 Israel (contains oversized material) undated, 1961, 1965, 1971 request_box
29 60 “Israel – Nine Years of Independence 1948-1957” 1957 request_box
29 61 “Is There A Jewish Emergency?” by Bernard S. Deutsch 1932 request_box
29 62 “The Jew as a European,” by Cecil Roth 1938 request_box
29 63 “The Jewish Background of Karl Marx,” from Reuben Ainsztein, Jewish Observer and Middle East Review 1964 request_box
29 64 The Jewish Dilemma undated, 1918, 1936, 1966 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
29 65 Jewish Dilemma undated, 1963-1964, 1969, 1971-1972 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
30 1 “Jewish and Christians in Relation to Jesus,” by Joseph Jacobs undated request_box
30 2 “Jewish Representation and Leadership,” by Major Julius I. Peyser 1928 request_box
30 3 “Jewishness, Judaism and the American-Jewish Novelist,” by Melvin H. Bernstein undated request_box
30 4 “A Jewish state in a part of Palestine,” by Abraham Goldberg 1938 request_box
30 5 “The Jews of Denmark,” by Raphael Edelman February 1962 request_box
30 6 “The Jews War on Crime,” by Ernest K. Coulter 1931 request_box
30 7 “Judaism and Christian Civilisation,” by James Parkes undated request_box
30 8 “Karl Marx and the Jewish Phantom – Juvenile Splutterings of a Bigot,” by Julius Goldenfeld 1934 request_box
30 9 Karl Marx articles (contains oversized material) undated, 1931 request_box
30 10 Kovner tells how Jews in Keidan fought against Nazis 1965 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
30 11 “The La Follette Committee: Labor and Civil Liberties in the New Deal,” by Jerold S. Auerbach 1964 request_box
30 12 “Les Droits des Minorites Juives” May 3, 1919 request_box
  (contains French)   
30 13 “Letter from Paris,” by Leon Blum 1951 request_box
30 14 “Let Us Wait,” by Jacob de Haas 1927 request_box
30 15 “Library in Israel to Be Named for Rabbi Goldstein” 1964 request_box
30 16 “The Making of the Kehillah” undated request_box
30 17 “Manifesto of the Zionist Executive,” from The Zionist Bulletin 1920 request_box
30 18 “The Man of Destiny” (in memory of Vladimir Jabotinsky), by Daniel Frisch undated request_box
30 19 Massena Incident undated, 1928, 1965 request_box
30 20 “Max Havelaar: Or The Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company,” by Multatuli 1868 request_box
30 21 “Maxim Litvinov: An Intimate Study,” by Paul Scheffer undated request_box
30 22 “McDonald Asks League to Curb Nazis – High Commissioner for German Refugees Resigns His Post…,” The Jewish Exponent 1936 request_box
30 23 “Meeting America’s Jews – A Personal Impression,” by Golda Zimmerman February 1967 request_box
30 24 “A Memoir off the Record,” memoir of Felix Frankfurter, by Irving Dilliard undated request_box
30 25 “Meyer Levin’s Obsession,” by Stephen Fife 1982 request_box
30 26 “Mirrors of Jewry,” by Leon Meltzer December 1939 request_box
30 27 Minority Rights undated, 1926-1928, 1938, 1945 request_box
30 28 Minority Rights undated, 1935-1953, 1969 request_box
30 29 “Moments in the lives of Jewish notables” 1956? request_box
30 30 “The Nazi Connection to the John F. Kennedy assassination,” by Mae Brussell 1983 request_box
30 31 Nazis undated, 1934-1935, 1937, 1945, 1948, 1961, 1966-1967, 1971 request_box
30 32 Near East Report September 16, 1983 request_box
30 33 The New Review undated, 1904 request_box
30 34 “News and Views,” by Dr. S. Margoshes undated, 1951, 1956 request_box
30 35 “The New School System in Palestine” undated request_box
30 36 “On Jewish Diversity – Vietnam Finds Jews Divided, as Do Other Secular and Religious Issues,” by Irving Speigel, New York Times 1966 request_box
30 37 “The Other Side of the Chinese Troubles” undated request_box
30 38 “Rabbis’ Condemnation of the ACJ: Conclusion” 1963 request_box
30 39 “A Remnant of History” – Joint Distribution Committee article 1960 request_box
30 40 Report of the Executive Committee of the Federation of American Zionists June 24, 1917 request_box
30 41 Report on the Brith Rishonin of the United States undated request_box
30 42 “Salinger, Malamud and Wallant: The Jewish Novelist’s Quest,” by Sanford Pinsker 1966 request_box
30 43 “Secular Jewishness, The Fourth Dimension of Jewish Life,” by Joseph C. Landis, Ph.D. 1962 request_box
30 44 Secular Judaism undated, 1957, 1965-1966 request_box
30 45 Seven Arts Syndicate (contains oversized material) undated, 1930, 1932-1934, 1938, 1940, 1943, 1946, 1948 request_box
30 46 “A Social and Religious History of the Jews,” by S. Zeitlin 1952 request_box
30 47 “Social Worker, Second-Class” undated request_box
30 48 “Some Of My Best Friends Are- The Experiences of a Jew Among Gentiles,” by Montague Glass undated request_box
30 49 “Souvenir of the Herzl Room at the Head Office of the Keren Kayemeth Leisrael Jerusalem” 1955 request_box
30 50 Soviet Jewry (contains oversized material) undated, 1925, 1940, 1947-1948, 1954, 1962-1968, 1971 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
31 1 Soviet Jewry articles 1954, 1963, 1967 request_box
31 2 Soviet Jewry clippings undated, 1925, 1931, 1947, 1957, 1964-1969 request_box
31 3 Soviet Jews and Its Jews, news clippings undated, 1975-1979, 1983 request_box
31 4 Soviet Jews, articles and correspondence undated, 1975-1976, 1978-1979, 1982 request_box
31 5 “The Speaker Speaks of Presidents,” by Sam Rayburn 1961 request_box
31 6 “The State of Soviet Jewry,” by Maurice Friedberg 1965 request_box
31 7 “The Status of the Jews in the Soviet Union,” by Moshe Decter 1963 request_box
31 8 Subversive News Weekly, by American League to Combat Anti-Semitism, Inc. 1940 request_box
31 9 “Theodor Lessing,” by Lily Herzberg July 1966 request_box
31 10 “The Tragedy of the Struma,” by Michael M. Solomon 1967 request_box
31 11 “This Is My Country,” by Ephraim Kishon 1967 request_box
31 12 “Thou Shalt Teach,” by Samuel M. Blumenfield undated request_box
31 13 “Untermyer, The Palestine Foundation Fund, and the Klan” 1924 request_box
31 14 “U.S.S.R. – Twenty-Two Years to Erect a Monument” 1965 request_box
31 15 “The Varieties of Jewish Self-Hate,” by Ernest M. Wolf 1957 request_box
31 16 Warsaw Ghetto, news clippings undated, 1944, 1947, 1962-1963, 1965 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
31 17 “What Did The Members Say?” by Boris Wilensky 1929 request_box
31 18 Who is a Jew? Clippings undated, 1942, 1959, 1963, 1969-1970 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
31 19 “Why I Am Against Partition,” by Winston Churchill 1937 request_box
31 20 “Woes of a Jewish Editor,” by Harry Rosenfeld 1932 request_box
31 21 Women as Rabbis 1979, 1983 request_box
31 22 Yiddish article, fragment, re: Chelm and uprising in the Ghetto 1953 request_box
31 23 Yiddish article in Jewish American 1946 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
31 24 “Yiddish as Catalyst in American Zionism,” by Shulamit Nardi 1984 request_box
31 25 “Yiddish in the 19th Century” undated request_box
31 26 Yiddish, Oi Veh! article undated, 1937, 1969 request_box
31 27 “Yiddish Poetry in English,” by Hasye Cooperman May 1964 request_box
31 28 “Zionism: A Statement,” by Solomon Schechter 1906 request_box
31 29 Zionism (correspondence and articles) (contains oversized material) undated, 1906, 1916-1947, 1956, 1965, 1967 request_box
31 30 Zionism in America; Zionist History (correspondence and articles) undated, 1936-1940, 1948, 1957, 1964 request_box
31 31 Zionism articles 1976-1978 request_box
31 32 Zionist articles and poster 1930, 1955, 1962 request_box
31 33 Zionist documents undated, 1899, 1911, 1926 request_box
  (contains French and Yiddish)   
31 34 ZOA contest 1946-1947 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
32 1 Articles BGR kept that don’t seem to be by or about him undated, 1907, 1921, 1939, 1961, 1970-1971, 1979 request_box
32 2 Clippings collected by BGR undated, 1905, 1931-1933, 1935, 1941-1942, 1948, 1954, 1956-1957, 1959-1960, 1973 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
32 3 Newspaper Articles (contains oversized material) undated, 1933-1934, 1937, 1940, 1945, 1965-1966 request_box
32 4 Newspaper articles and clippings undated, 1959, 1962, 1970, 1973-1974, 1978-1979, 1981-1983 request_box

Subseries B: Other booklets, pamphlets, and other publications collected by BGR, undated, 1899-1900, 1903, 1906-1908, 1913-1914, 1916-1917, 1919, 1921-1925, 1927, 1929-1931, 1933-1936, 1939-1940, 1942-1951, 1955-1970, 1972, 1976-1977, 1979, 1982-1983, 1985, 1992

English, French, Spanish, and Yiddish.
Box 32, Folder 5 -- Box 36, Folder 12.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains booklets, pamphlets and other publications collected by Richards. These publications are dated from 1899 to 1992.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
32 5 “75 years of Continuity and Change – Our Philadelphia Jewish Community in Perspective,” supplement of Jewish Exponent March 12, 1976 request_box
32 6 ADAM International Review 1961 request_box
32 7 A.J.A. Quarterly October 1962, February 1964 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
OS1F AJR Information (contains oversized material) October 1959, July 1961, February 1962, March 1962, September 1962 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
32 8 American Examiner News Column 1963 request_box
32 9 “American Impact – Judaism in the United States in the Early Nineteenth Century,” by Lou H. Silberman 1964 request_box
32 10 American Jewish Historical Quarterly September 1962 request_box
32 11 “The American Jewish Congress” 1943 request_box
32 12 The American Zionist May 1966 request_box
32 13 “An examination of some basic assumptions underlying Jewish Community Relations Programs,” by John Slawson 1959 request_box
32 14 “Auditions Lyriques Du Jardin Des Tuileries” 1919 request_box
  (contains French)   
32 15 “Behind The Iron Curtain – A Personal Report by Rabbi Alvin S. Roth” undated request_box
32 16 “The Beliefs of Judaism,” by Louis Finkelstein undated request_box
32 17 “Ben Hecht’s “Perfidy” – An analysis of his rewriting of history” 1962 request_box
32 18 Bialystoker Stimme April 1992 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
32 19 “Biblical Themes – Eighteen Etchings,” by Ben-Zion 1951 request_box
32 20 “The Birth of Two Nations,” America-Israel Friendship League 1976 request_box
32 21 “A Book of Jewish Thoughts” 1943 request_box
32 22 Books from Israel 1977 request_box
32 23 “Brief Survey of Jewish Literature,” by Edmond Fleg undated, 1963 request_box
32 24 “The Cedars of Lebanon” 1944 request_box
32 25 Center for Holocaust Studies Newsletter Spring 1983 request_box
32 26 “Changing Patterns of Jewish Life On The Campus” 1961 request_box
32 27 “Christian Antisemitism,” by Rev. Dr. James Parkes June 1972 request_box
32 28 The Christian Century editorial 1965 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
33 1 The Chronicler (bound volume), vol. 1, nos. 1-44 1906-1907 request_box
33 2 The Columns 1927 request_box
33 3 Congress Weekly April 1950, November 1958 request_box
33 4 Cross Section U.S.A. October 1951 request_box
33 5 Current Events in Jewish Life – A Quarterly Survey October 1960-March 1961 request_box
33 6 Current History December 1929 request_box
33 7 “Czar Nicholas Becomes A Jew,” by Platon Brounoff, Liberal Art Society 1906 request_box
33 8 “De Chirico – Pintura Metafísica” undated request_box
  (contains Spanish)   
33 9 “Democracy and the Jew,” National Jewish Welfare Board 1943 request_box
33 10 “A Dictionary of Sea Terms,” by Frank Wells undated request_box
33 11 “A Dictionary of Scientific Terms,” by Leo Markun 1927 request_box
33 12 “Don’t You Want This Kind of an America” (pamphlet) undated request_box
33 13 “Emblems and Electra,” by William Rose Benét 1935 request_box
33 14 “The Essence of the Talmud,” by Theodore M. R. von Keler 1922 request_box
33 15 “An Exhibition of Paintings,” by James N. Rosenberg 1962 request_box
33 16 “The Faith of a Jew” 1949 request_box
33 17 “The Federation as the Vital Community Agency,” National Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds January 6-7, 1934 request_box
33 18 “Festival and Pageant of Nations” 1914 request_box
33 19 Leaflet, “For Max Weinreich on his Seventieth Birthday” 1964 request_box
33 20 Freeland May 1965 request_box
33 21 The Friend July-August 1965 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
33 22 “From A Reporter’s Little Black Book,” by Burnet Hershey (book) 1966 request_box
33 23 The Future December 1960 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
33 24 The Gentiles Review undated request_box
33 25 “A Guide to Jewish Monuments in France” 1936? request_box
33 26 Haym Salomon Monument undated request_box
33 27 Helpful Thoughts June 1903 request_box
33 28 The Israel Digest March 1967 request_box
33 29 “Israel and Problems of Identity,” by Margaret Mead 1958 request_box
33 30 “Israel in Search of Lasting Peace,” by Golda Meir February 1977 request_box
33 31 Jewish Affairs February 1946, May 1947, November 1948, August 1955, March 1961, September 1964, February 1967 request_box
33 32 Jewish Charitable Activities in Russia 1908 request_box
33 33 Jewish Chronicle articles 1957 request_box
33 34 Jewish Comment (contains oversized material) December 21, 1917 request_box
33 35 Jewish Currents March 1982 request_box
33 36 Jewish Daily Bulletin 1925, 1931 request_box
33 37 Jewish Digest August 1962, January 1964 request_box
33 38 Jewish Exponent articles (contains oversized material) 1919, 1923, 1965 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
34 1 Jewish Frontier March 1963 request_box
34 2 Jewish Heritage Fall 1965, Spring 1966 request_box
34 3 Jewish Institute of Religion Bulletin – Values, by Benjamin N. Cardozo 1944 request_box
34 4 Jewish Life December 1961 request_box
34 5 The Jewish Literary Annual 1906 request_box
34 6 Jewish Observer and Middle East Review August 30, 1963, October 30, 1970 request_box
34 7 “The Jewish People Today,” by Morris Ginsberg 1956 request_box
34 8 The Jewish Quarterly Spring 1962, Winter 1963-1964, Spring 1968, Autumn 1968 request_box
34 9 “Jewish Rights and the Congress,” address by Louis Brandeis January 24, 1916 request_box
34 10 “Jewish Rights at International Congresses,” by Max J. Kohler 1917 request_box
34 11 “The Jewish Situation in Czechoslovakia after Dubcek,” Institute of Jewish Affairs July 1969 request_box
34 12 “The Jews and God,” by Rabbi Albert H. Friedlander 1972 request_box
34 13 “The Jews and the War,” by Dr. Max Nordau 1916 request_box
34 14 “Jews and Judaism” undated request_box
34 15 Jews in Eastern Europe September 1963, July 1964 request_box
34 16 “The Jews’ Financial Power,” by Hugo Valentin [1936] request_box
34 17 The J.I.B. Index Fall 1977 request_box
34 18 Judaica Book News Spring/Summer 1983 request_box
34 19 Judaica Philatelic Journal November 1963 request_box
34 20 “Kongres farn arbetndn Erets-Yisroel” (book) 1930 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
34 21 L’Arche January 1967 request_box
  (contains French)   
34 22 LBI News Fall 1966 request_box
34 23 “The Legacy of Jewish Life and Thought,” by Rev. Dr. James Parkes and Mr. C.N. Wall December 1, 1939 request_box
34 24 “Les Droits Nationaux des Juifs en Europe Orientale” undated request_box
  (contains French)   
34 25 Liberal Judaism March 1945 request_box
34 26 Little Blue Book #33, undated; Little Blue Book #130, 1925; Little Blue Book #154, 1924; Little Blue Book #532, 1924 undated, 1924-1925 request_box
34 27 Little Blue Book #533, 1924; Little Blue Book #627, 1924; Little Blue Book #851, 1925 1924-1925 request_box
34 28 Ten Cent Pocket Series #101, undated; Ten Cent Pocket Series #322 1922 request_box
34 29 The Living Age November 1930 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
35 1 The Maimonides Society Bulletin Winter 1982-1983 request_box
35 2 “The Major Source-Books of Judaism,” by Rabbi David Goldstein undated request_box
35 3 “The Mean Englishman,” by Joseph Jacobs undated request_box
35 4 “Mémorial des Martyrs de la déportation” undated request_box
  (contains French)   
35 5 Leaflet, “My Credo” by Albert Einstein undated request_box
35 6 “The Myth of the Jewish Menace in World Affairs,” or “The Truth About The Forged Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” by Lucien Wolf 1921 request_box
35 7 “Nathan Straus,” by David de Sola Pool 1931 request_box
35 8 National Jewish Monthly 1964 request_box
35 9 The New Judea (London) 1940, 1942-1944, 1948 request_box
35 10 The New Judaea 1933, 1944 request_box
35 11 “Notes on Anglo-Jewish Writers,” by Elias Schulman 1966 request_box
35 12 Off-print from the Central Conference of American Rabbis Yearbook 1956 request_box
35 13 Options 1979, 1985 request_box
35 14 The Outlook November 1927 request_box
35 15 “The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) – A Survey” July 1966 request_box
35 16 “Paperbound books of Jewish interest,” by Diana Bernstein 1959 request_box
35 17 “Periodic Reports on The Jewish Position,” Institute of Jewish Affairs February 1964 request_box
35 18 “The Poetry of Japan,” by Harold P. Wright undated request_box
35 19 Popular studies in Judaism undated request_box
35 20 Popular studies in Judaism – Judaism and Unitarianism, by Abraham J. Feldman undated request_box
35 21 Proceedings of Breira’s First Annual Membership Conference February 20-22, 1977 request_box
35 22 The Public Opinion Quarterly Fall 1947 request_box
35 23 “A Reappraisal of the Christian Attitude to Judaism” December 1959 request_box
35 24 “A Re-evaluation of the Good-Will Movement,” by B. Benedict Glazer, CCAR Yearbook 1947 request_box
35 25 Report of the Executive Secretary of the Executive Council to the President” August 25, 1934 request_box
35 26 “Report on the Work of the Commission sent out by the Jewish Territorial Organization under the auspices of the Portuguese government to examine the territory proposed for the purpose of a Jewish settlement in Angola,” by J.W. Gregory 1913 request_box
35 27 Revue des Études Juives Historia Judaica 1964 request_box
  (contains French)   
35 28 “Shakspere and Moliere,” by Jules Claretie 1899 request_box
35 29 “Shall we permit our Ann Franks and our Mordechai Anielwiczes to be forgotten?” by Dr. Isaac I. Schwarzbart February 1959 request_box
35 30 “The Shrine of the Book and its scrolls” 1965 request_box
35 31 “Sickert’s ‘Portrait of Israel Zangwill’,” by Michael Ayrton, The Listener (contains oversized material) 1961 request_box
35 32 Socialist Review September 1900 request_box
35 33 Soviet Survey January 1957 request_box
35 34 “Statement Regarding Religious Persecution in Germany” January 1939 request_box
35 35 “Summary of the Position of the Zionist Organization of America in Conference with Dr. Weizmann and Associates” 1921 request_box
35 36 “The Story of the Jewish Agency for Israel” 1964 request_box
35 37 “The Story of the Jewish People,” National Jewish Welfare Board 1945 request_box
35 38 “The Struggle for Jewish Unity,” an address by Horace Meyer Kallen 1933 request_box
35 39 This Is Our Home 1950-1951 request_box
35 40 “Thoughts of a Layman,” by Daniel Frisch undated request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
36 1 “Through the Golden Door,” by Alfred Werner November 1977 request_box
36 2 “The United States and German Jewish Persecutions – Precedents for Popular and Governmental Action,” by Max J. Kohler 1933 request_box
36 3 Town Meeting November 1939 request_box
36 4 “While you are in England – Helpful Information and Guidance for Every Refugee” undated request_box
36 5 “Who Is A Jew?” by Rabbi Solomon S. Bernards undated request_box
36 6 Wiener Library Bulletin (contains oversized item) October 1963, July 1964, July 1965 request_box
36 7 World Jewry (contains oversized item) May/June 1965 request_box
36 8 Yad Washem Remembrance Authority of the Disaster and Heroism – YIVO Institute for Jewish Research – Joint Documentary Projects – Announcing the Bibliographical Series 1960 request_box
36 9 “Yiddish Short Stories,” by Isaac Goldberg 1923 request_box
36 10 YIVO undated, 1965-1967, 1969 request_box
36 11 Ze’ev Jabotinsky – Statesman, Soldier, Man of Vision,” by Moshe Giloni undated request_box
36 12 Miscellaneous Leaflets undated request_box

Subseries C: Miscellaneous Documents, undated, 1896, 1898-1900, 1902-1906, 1908-1930, 1932-1943, 1945, 1948-1953, 1955-1971, 1978-1983, 1985, 1989

English, German, Hebrew, Italian, and Yiddish.
Box 36, Folder 13 -- Box 38, Folder 5.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subseries contains miscellaneous documents that do not belong in any other series. The documents range from 1896 to 1989.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
36 13 Advertisements undated request_box
36 14 American Jewish Year Book undated, 1981 request_box
36 15 Anti-Nazi undated request_box
36 16 Anti-Semitism in Spain 1933 request_box
36 17 Art and Culture 1981 request_box
36 18 BGR Miscellaneous Papers undated, 1903, 1912, 1918-1919, 1921, 1923, 1927, 1933, 1937, 1939-1940, 1942, 1950, 1960-1961, 1966, 1968 request_box
36 19 BGR Reference material undated, 1960 request_box
36 20 Biography of Morris Margulies undated request_box
36 21 Bologna-Imber Letter 1980-1983 request_box
36 22 Book Reviews undated, 1962, 1964, 1970, 1978, 1980, 1983 request_box
36 23 Books [Reviews of] (contains oversized material) undated, 1932, 1958-1961, 1965, 1969 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
36 24 Clipping fragment undated request_box
36 25 Construction of a Jewish Memorial Library undated, 1961 request_box
36 26 Dictionary Definitions of “Jew” undated, 1960, 1962-1963 request_box
36 27 “Don’t Let Nazi War Criminals Go Free!” (poster) 1979 request_box
36 28 East Side undated, 1899, 1904-1906, 1909, 1912, 1939, 1950-1951, 1957, 1966 request_box
  (contains Hebrew)   
36 29 Encyclopedia material undated request_box
36 30 Excerpt from “My America” undated request_box
36 31 Galley proofs of articles by BGR and Louis Lipsky undated request_box
36 32 Historical Material undated, 1943, 1948, 1967 request_box
36 33 Historic Items – Personalities undated, 1896, 1903, 1905, 1919, 1921, 1928, 1942, 1948-1949, 1955, 1957, 1961 request_box
36 34 Interview with George Bernard Shaw 1933 request_box
36 35 Jacob’s Dream, by Beer Hofmann 1926-1927 request_box
36 36 Jewish Club Background and Membership List undated request_box
36 37 Jewish Humor, news clippings (contains oversized material) undated, 1930, 1935-1942, 1950-1953, 1957-1961, 1965 request_box
  (contains German and Yiddish)   
36 38 The Jewish Survey contest 1942 request_box
36 39 Jewish Theological Seminary (New York, NY): Copies of material (permission to publish must be made to JTS) 1908-1911 request_box
36 40 Jewish writers (contains oversized material) 1933, 1951, 1958, 1961-1962, 1966 request_box
36 41 Jews for Jesus undated, 1910 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
37 1 Legends undated, 1906, 1916, 1929, 1932, 1937-1939, 1942 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
37 2 Letters to The [New York] Times 1964 request_box
37 3 ‘Literary’ Jews 1921, 1933-1934 request_box
37 4 Lower East Side, news clippings undated, 1905, 1929, 1956, 1966-1967 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
37 5 The Maccabaean Magazine advertisement undated request_box
37 6 “Message from the President of the United States” 1920 request_box
37 7 Miscellaneous articles and drafts undated, 1921 request_box
37 8 Miscellaneous articles undated, 1904, 1910, 1913, 1932, 1936-1938, 1942, 1949, 1951, 1955-1956, 1958-1960, 1963, 1966-1967, 1969-1970, 1979, 1983 request_box
  (contains German)   
37 9 Miscellaneous articles 1898, 1900, 1905, 1918, 1922-1923, 1930, 1934-1935, 1941-1942, 1949, 1951-1952 request_box
37 10 Miscellaneous articles undated, 1956-1958, 1960-1963, 1966-1971, 1979, 1981-1983, 1985 request_box
37 11 Miscellaneous articles 1923-1924, 1927, 1932, 1934-1935, 1939-1940, 1942 request_box
37 12 Miscellaneous correspondence 1903, 1909, 1914-1916, 1919-1920, 1922-1923, 1927 request_box
37 13 Miscellaneous items undated, 1916, 1948, 1983 request_box
37 14 Miscellaneous notes undated request_box
37 15 Newspaper Contributors 1917 request_box
37 16 New York Times (contains oversized material) undated, 1926, 1965, 1967 request_box
  (contains Hebrew)   
37 17 Nonprofit Industry Study 1989 request_box
37 18 Notes and drafts of miscellaneous materials undated, 1941 request_box
37 19 Notes on The Reader undated request_box
37 20 Plea for money for publishing memoir of Boaz Young undated request_box
37 21 Poems undated request_box
  (contains Italian)   
37 22 Pope Pius XI and the Jews undated, 1930, 1935, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1961-1966 request_box
37 23 Products of Literary Kleptomania (poetry) (contains oversized material) undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
37 24 Programs 1906, 1909, 1921 request_box
37 25 Questionnaire undated request_box
37 26 Recital of Jewish Folk Songs 1914 request_box
37 27 Research experts undated request_box
37 28 Research material undated, 1919, 1925, 1934 request_box
37 29 Richard Beer-Hofmann, “The Dream of Jacob” manuscript undated request_box
37 30 Survey Response 1902, 1905, 1919, 1935, 1939 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
38 1 The Worker’s Bank – Share Warrants 1922 request_box
38 2 Tribute to the late Max J. Kohler 1919 request_box
38 3 Unattributed writings undated request_box
38 4 Unsorted undated, 1922, 1925, 1928, 1938, 1945, 1956-1959, 1961-1962, 1965, 1971 request_box
38 5 Working materials for “A Jewish Memorial Library” undated, 1959, 1961, 1963 request_box

Subseries D: Yiddish Documents, undated, 1923, 1927, 1933-1937, 1939-1940, 1943, 1945-1946, 1949, 1951-1953, 1955-1956, 1959-1963, 1965-1967, 1970-1971

English and Yiddish.
Box 38, Folders 6-12.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The subseries has Yiddish documents that could not been placed in any other series. The documents range from 1923 to 1971.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
38 6 Yiddish (contains oversized material) undated, 1937, 1943, 1953, 1959, 1962, 1966-1967, 1970 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
38 7 Yiddish articles undated, 1923, 1934, 1940, 1955, 1959-1961, 1963, 1965, 1971 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
38 8 Yiddish Clippings undated, 1927, 1933, 1935-1936, 1939, 1943, 1945-1946, 1949, 1952, 1956, 1962, 1970 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
38 9 Yiddish, history 1951, 1962, 1965 request_box
38 10 Yiddish documents undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
38 11 Yiddish draft undated request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
38 12 Insert for Hearst Yiddish Newspaper undated request_box
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Series VII: Photographs and illustrations, undated, 1901, 1919, 1921, 1952

Box 38, Folders 13-23.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The series contains an illustration of Dr. Sampson Benderly and illustrations of other unknown individuals. The series contains portraits of BGR and photographs from the 1919 Peace Conference, the 1952 BGR Testimonial Dinner, Jewish Information Bureau, United Junior Zionists of Greater New York, and World Zionist Organization.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
38 13 Illustrations of unknown individuals undated, 1901 request_box
38 14 Miscellaneous Pictures undated request_box
38 15 Photographs: Unidentified undated request_box
38 16 Photographs: United Junior Zionists of Greater New York undated request_box
38 17 Photographs: World Zionist Organization undated, 1921 request_box
38 18 Photographs: 1919 Peace Conference 1919 request_box
38 19 Photographs: BGR Portraits undated request_box
38 20 Photographs: Portraits of Others undated request_box
38 21 Photographs: JIB undated request_box
38 22 Photographs: Testimonial Dinner 1952 request_box
38 23 Possible illustration of Dr. Sampson Benderly undated request_box
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Series VIII: Separated Oversized Material, 1904, 1906-1907, 1919, 1923, 1927-1928, 1937, 1944, 1946, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1962-1964

English and Yiddish.
OS1F Folders 1-3 and OS2F Folder 1.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The series contains oversized material separated from Series I to Series VII. Items in this series include 1906-1907 issues of The Chronicler; photographs from the American Jewish Congress at the White House; issues of the World Jewry, The Wiener Library Bulletin, AJR Information periodicals, and assorted oversized newspaper articles.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
OS1F 1 The Chronicler (articles) 1906-1907 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
OS1F 2 Photographs: AJC at the White House, 1927; 1919 Peace Conference, 1919 1919, 1927 request_box
OS1F 3 World Jewry, May/June 1965; The Wiener Library Bulletin, October 1963, July 1964, July 1965; AJR Information, October 1959, July 1961, February 1962, March 1962, September 1962 1959, 1961-1965 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
OS2F 1 Assorted oversized newspaper articles 1904, 1906, 1923, 1927-1928, 1937, 1944, 1946, 1952, 1954, 1957 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
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