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

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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papers from his involvement with the American Jewish Congress and Jewish Information Bureau, published and unpublished writings, publications collected by Richards, articles about Richards and his activities, correspondence and articles from testimonial dinners in honor of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, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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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.

 

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

BoxFolderTitleDate
28 32 “The Struggle for Emancipation – Past and Present” address by Prof. S. Dubnow 1927
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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

BoxFolderTitleDate
38 13 Illustrations of unknown individuals undated, 1901
38 14 Miscellaneous Pictures undated
38 15 Photographs: Unidentified undated
38 16 Photographs: United Junior Zionists of Greater New York undated
38 17 Photographs: World Zionist Organization undated, 1921
38 18 Photographs: 1919 Peace Conference 1919
38 19 Photographs: BGR Portraits undated
38 20 Photographs: Portraits of Others undated
38 21 Photographs: JIB undated
38 22 Photographs: Testimonial Dinner 1952
38 23 Possible illustration of Dr. Sampson Benderly undated
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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.

BoxFolderTitleDate
OS1F 1 The Chronicler (articles) 1906-1907
BoxFolderTitleDate
OS1F 2 Photographs: AJC at the White House, 1927; 1919 Peace Conference, 1919 1919, 1927
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
BoxFolderTitleDate
OS2F 1 Assorted oversized newspaper articles 1904, 1906, 1923, 1927-1928, 1937, 1944, 1946, 1952, 1954, 1957
  (contains Yiddish)   
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