Guide to the Records of Rabbinical School and Teachers’ Institute, Vilna
1847-1914

RG 24

Processed by Marek Web under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1980. Finding aid edited in 2005 with the assistance of a grant from the Gruss Lipper Family Foundation.

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Electronic finding aid was converted to EAD version 2002 by Yakov Sklyar in November 2006. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rabbinical School and Teachers’ Institute, Vilna
Title: Records of the Rabbinical School and Teachers’ Institute, Vilna
Dates:1847-1914
Abstract: The Rabbinical School and Teachers’ Seminary in Vilna was one of two Jewish state schools established in the Russian Empire in 1847 to train state appointed (kazionnye) rabbis and teachers for Jewish elementary state schools in the Pale of Settlement. The purpose of these schools was to undermine and replace the traditional *kheyder* system of education. The other such school was in Zhitomir. The state schools were unpopular because of their assimilationist policies. The Vilna Rabbinical School was closed in 1873, but the Teachers' Seminary remained in existence until 1914.
Languages: Russian with some Hebrew.
Quantity: 22 linear feet.
Record Group Number: RG 24
Repository: YIVO Archives
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Historical Note

In 1844, as part of a plan to undermine the kheyder system of education, Tsar Nicholas I of Russia passed a decree establishing state schools for Jewish children. Two types of schools were organized: a class I schools with a two-year program and a class II schools with a three and four-year program.

In 1847 the Rabbinical Schools of Vilna and Zhitomir were founded, as part of the educational reforms. The school in Vilna consisted of two divisions: a) a pedagogical section which trained teachers for Jewish state schools, b) a Rabbinical section which prepared state Rabbis.

The Rabbinical school offered a 4 year course on the secondary or “gymnasium” level. The director of the school was a Christian, but the supervisor for Jewish religious subjects was Jewish.

A percentage of the Jewish candle and meat tax was used for the financial upkeep of the schools. Rabbinical students enjoyed certain benefits, such as exemption from military service and from some taxes.

Because of the assimilationist policies these state schools were not favorably viewed by the Jewish population, and the Rabbinical school was not popular. In 1873 it was closed and only the pedagogical division continued its work. The Teachers’ Institute offered a four-year course to prepare teachers for service in the Jewish state elementary schools. It was staffed entirely by Christians except for the mathematics teacher and the teachers for Jewish subjects. The Teachers’ Institute was closed in1914.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection is divided in two series:

1) Records of the Rabbinical School, 1847-1873. Administrative records include correspondence with Curator of the Vilna School District, Governor General of Vilna, Ministry of Education, St. Petersburg. Correspondence relates to the following topics: courses; appointment of teachers; school finances; teachers' affairs. Other records include financial reports, minutes of the Pedagogical Council. Files of students and teachers, lists of textbooks examination records. lists of towns and firms paying taxes for the support of the school, 1854-1855 materials relating to the closing of the Rabbinical School.

2) Records of the Teachers' Seminary (through 1914). Correspondence with the Ministry of Education, the Vilna School District. Materials relating to the candle taxes, 1874. Financial records. Hiring of teachers and officials. Teachers' record books. Student affairs. Graduation certificates. Curricula, reports. List of students. Book of student grades. Reports on school work. Lists of permitted and prohibited books. Examination lists.

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Arrangement

In 1980 the records were arranged and an inventory was prepared under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The records, registered as consist of correspondence, reports, memoranda, financial records, printed materials, diplomas, certificates relating to all aspects of the schools’ activities.

The Rabbinical School and Teachers’ Institute's records were maintained in a manner similar to all records generated by the Russian tsarist bureaucracy. The pages were bound, sewn together, titled, described by the school registrar and deposited in the school archives. Their arrangement in the original archives was chronological.

When the collection was arranged in 1980, it was decided not to cut open the volumes which had been bound, and to keep the records, as much as possible, in the order in which they had been generated by the school administration. The basis for the present arrangement is therefore chronological. Sometimes variations in the chronological order occure.

An original inventory of the records compiled at the Teachers’ Institute in 1914, and covering the time period 1847-1914, was received by the YIVO Institute in Vilna at the time when the records were transferred to the YIVO Archives. However, not all records described therein are in the present collection. A large portion of the archive remains in Vilna and is deposited at the Central Historical Archives of Lithuania.

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Access and Use

Open to researchers.

For more information, contact:
Chief Archivist
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
email: archives@yivo.cjh.org

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Related Materials

Related records in the YIVO Archives are Records of the Vilna School District which pertain to the Jewish state schools in the Russian empire (Record Group 48).

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Custodial History

The records of the Vilna Rabbinical School and of the Teachers’ Institute were received by the YIVO Archives in Vilna, sometime between 1925 and 1930. During the Nazi occupation of Vilna, in 1942, the records were looted by the Einsatzstab Rosenberg and sent to the NSDAP Institute Zur Erforschung der Judenfrage in Frankfurt-am-Main. In 1945 they were recovered by the U.S. army and returned to the YIVO in New York, via the U.S. army archival depot in Offenbach. The records arrived in New York in 1947.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should read as follows:

Identification of item, date (if known); YIVO Archives; Records of the Rabbinical School and Teachers’ Institute, Vilna; RG 24; folder number.

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Container List

 

Series I: Records of the Rabbinical School, 1847-1873

Arrangement:

Chronological

Scope and Content:

Administrative records include correspondence with Curator of the Vilna School District, Governor General of Vilna, Ministry of Education, St. Petersburg. Correspondence relates to the following topics: courses; appointment of teachers; school finances; teachers' affairs. Other records include financial reports, minutes of the Pedagogical Council. Files of students and teachers, lists of textbooks examination records. lists of towns and firms paying taxes for the support of the school, 1854-1855 materials relating to the closing of the Rabbinical School.

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1Original inventory of the records of the Rabbinical School and Teachers’ Institute, probably compiled at the Teachers’ Institute 1914
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2Financial reports 1847-1848
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3Correspondence relating to the opening of three preparatory courses, appointment of teachers, drafting of budgets 1847-1848
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4Copies of the decree of the curator by the White Russian School District of 1847; program of examinations in the preparatory classes 1847
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5Correspondence relating to official seal of the school, binding of bookkeeping books1847-1848
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6A request to the director to organize a curriculum of Jewish studies for private Jewish girls’ schools 1849
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7List of students, officials and teachers; curriculum and timetable 1847-1848
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8Bound document relating to: supervisor of the Vilna Yiddish printing shop owned by the Jew Ronim, 1849; graduation certificates, 1849; health certificates issued by the Vilna Rabbi Israel Gordon for applicants to the preparatory classes, 1849; annual financial reports 1848, 1849
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9Records relating to complaint by the father of a student against a teacher; judicial inquiry concerning the teacher 1849
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10Correspondence relating to construction materials obtained for the Rabbinical School from the site of a house destroyed by flood 1849
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11Inquiry to the director of the school about inspector Gabovitch’s salary1849
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12 Documents about the opening of the third class. Includes budget and curriculum for all three classes 1849
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13Documents from the White Russian School District concerning the promotion of the administrative secretary of the school, Constantin Jablonsky to the directorship1849
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14Official questionnaires containing biographical information about the school director, school doctor, school registrar and inspector 1849
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15Documents relating to the inventory taken of the school archives, classroom supplies, furniture, books, clothing and other items used by students 1849
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16Memorandum from the school director to the curator of the White Russian School District about awards for officials and teachers 1849
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17Correspondence between the director of the school and the curator of the White Russian School District about finances 1849
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18Request by Hirsch Shapiro for permission to take a teacher’s examination 1849
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19Documents relating to award for the school director for 25 years of faithful government service 1849
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20Questionnaires containing biographical data about school officials 1850
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21 aCorrespondence about sacred books printed in Romm’s printing shop 1850
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21 bTeaching permits for kheyders and talmud torahs 1850
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21 cQuestionnaires relating to school officials 1850
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22Correspondence relating to school finances 1850
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23Correspondence relating to awards for teachers and officials 1850
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24Confidential circular by the school curator about withdrawing from circulation a dictionary of foreign words published in 1845; circular from the director to the teachers to be on the lookout for anti-government ideas disseminated in higher educational institutions 1850
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25Documents about auctioning of second-hand linen and clothing used by the students 1850
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26Informational materials from the school curator to the school director of the Rabbinical School 1850
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27Request by inspector Stankiewicz for a pension in recognition of a military distinction for heroic service in 1814 1850
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28 Announcement about the death of Inspector Rafael Radzicki; correspondence about pension for his widow 1850
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29Announcement about the death of Inspector Rafael Radzicki; correspondence about pension for his widow1850
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30Correspondence about transfer of the Rabbinical School to a more suitable location 1851
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31Project to open special rabbinical and pedagogical courses, 1851; financial reports, 1851; reports by teachers (Jewish and Christian)1851
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32Documents relating to an inventory taken of the archives, books and other government property 1851
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33Materials relating to transfer of two teachers to a higher category1851
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34Questionnaires containing personal information about a number of school officials 1851
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35Order to inflict corporal punishment upon a student for fraud 1851-1852
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36Documents relating to the opening of special classes, both pedagogical, and rabbinical 1851
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37Correspondence relating to the widow of a distinguished school inspector 1851
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38Financial report 1851
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39Correspondence relating to purchase of utensils for the physics laboratory 1851
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40Correspondence relating to awards for officials and teachers 1851
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41Correspondence relating to awards for officials and teachers 1851
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42Materials relating to the opening of a 4th class: curricula and timetables for each subject; teachers’ opinions; minutes of the session of the Pedagogical Council; lists of textbooks; an order of Governor General 1850-1851
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43Death of Inspector Stankiewicz; petition from his widow for a pension 1851
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44Bound volume consisting of Wolf Tugenholds’ report about printed sacred books in Romm’s printing shop, 1852; statements of approval of candidates, 1852; official documents from the Military Governor General of Vilna. 1852; questionnaires containing personal information about school officials, 1852; inventories of stock 1852-1860
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45Bound volume consisting of Wolf Tugenhold’s programs for Jewish history and correspondence with the administrative office of the Governor General of Vilna, 1853; statements of approval of candidates, 1853, statements of Israel Ginsburg, rabbi of Vilna, 1853; statements of approval of candidates, 1853, statements of Israel Ginsburg, rabbi of Vilna, 1853; program of Jewish studies in the government schools, 1853; diplomas of teachers and students, 1853; questionnaires containing personal information about teachers and officials 1853
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46Printed circulars from the military Governor General of Vilna 1852-1853
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47Examination lists of the first class; lists of students, 1852-53. Announcement to the Vilna school curator confirming that the teachers mentioned in the enclosed list, the inspector, cantors and a barber-surgeon, belong to the educational category (in relation to the decree of 1851 dividing the Jewish population into 5 categories) 1852
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48Sermons delivered in the Antokol and other schools by Rabbi Luria, as well as preachers and students of the school in honor of the crowning of Nicholas I, birthday of Alexander II and other government personalities1853-1854
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49Materials relating to inventory of school supplies1852-1854
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50Two cash books for the year 1853; annual cash report1853
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51Inquiries by the Vilna school district concerning awards1852-1853
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52A collection of printed circulars by the Governor General of Vilna, some of which relate to Jewish matters 1852-1855
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53Correspondence and other materials relating to loans to school officials1853
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54Materials relating to supplying boots to 50 students 1853
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55Materials relating to payments of salaries to school officials
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56Request by teacher Shlomo Zalkind to have his son Rafael released from the Odessa School of Horticulture in order to permit his entry to the Rabbinical School 1853
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57Correspondence relating to the grant of 100 rubles to the widow of the teacher Gurwitch 1852-1853
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58Materials relating to 3 year extension of Rabbinical School building lease1853
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59Correspondence relating to the repayment of a debt of 35 rubles to the former director Waszkiewicz
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60Petition by students or their parents for permission to leave the school and for appropriate documents to be released 1854
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61Correspondence from the Ministry of Education relating to the Hebrew alphabet, a short Hebrew grammar, the religious book, “Khaye Odom”; school certificates for students and other materials 1854
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62Nomination of a new teacher of Mishna and Talmud 1854
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63Correspondence from the police relating to a sum of 105.28 rubles, which the school had received from a Mr. Friedberg, arrested for smuggling 1854
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64Documents relating to granting of awards to the officials and teachers of the school 1854
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65Cash reports; lists of towns and firms who pay taxes for the support of the school 1854, 1855
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66Records relating to forced induction of Jewish students into the army 1859
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67Correspondence relating to ill student 1854-1855
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68Loans to the Rabbinical School from the school district, for maintenance of the school 1855
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69Correspondence relating to individual teachers 1855, 1858
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70 Request by the Vilna Governor General for a list of well-known Jewish books 1855-1856
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71Correspondence relating to stolen religious books 1855
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72Request by a student to give private lessons 1857
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73Correspondence relating to a medal for the school director 1858
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74Correspondence relating to former student who submitted false information in his application 1858
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75Certificate of graduation 1858
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76Materials relating to school visit by Alexander II 1858
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77Decrees, including one which permits hiring of a person sentenced to exile only 3 years after his return 1858
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78Request for a hospital administrative position made by a teacher in a state school in Vinitsa, rejection of the request 1858
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79Official announcement that Jews in government positions are exempted from participating in the population sencus 1858
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81Materials relating to the compilation of a handbook of sample sermons written by German reform rabbis1858
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82Receipts for sums paid for printed matter 1858
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83Bound volume of documents including: curricula; timetables for various subjects; curriculum for a two-level girls school; various certificates issued to students 1858, 1863
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84Records relating to a new building for the school 1859
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85Request by the poet Michael Gordon for permission to take the teachers’ examination for Jewish government schools 1859
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86Six documents relating to personal matters of teachers and officials 1859
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87Ordinances relating to: school organization; Russian-Yiddish dictionary; auctions; teaching of Jewish history 1859
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88Annual financial report 1859
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89Correspondence and printed circulars relating to money to be collected by school as contribution to national Russian monument 1859, 1860
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90Materials including questionnaires relating to awards for teachers 1860
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91Circulars from the Vilna School District 1860
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92Report by the school director on the Jewish school system in the Vilna School District, 1860; school certificates; financial report 1860
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93Various documents concerning graduates of the school 1859-1860
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94Correspondence relating to a gift from the Crown Prince to a student for a poem composed in his honor 1859
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95Statistical materials relating to the school 1859
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96Correspondence relating to the appointment of the merchant Aaron Lebenson as honorable trustee of the school 1859
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97Acknowledgement of receipt of birth certificates for two teachers 1859
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98Examination list; diplomas 1859
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99Documents concerning money grants appropriated by school district for maintenance of school 1860
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100Decision of Pedagogical Council to distribute second-hand clothing to poor students 1860
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101Documents relating to granting of noble status to the sons of the inspector of the Jewish secondary school 1860
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102Records relating to loans for maintenance of the Jewish government schools 1860
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103Diplomas; lists of students; grades; teachers’ comments, 1861. Also an appeal by the teacher Zelverovitch to open a school for girls1861
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104Bookkeeping forms 1861
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105Requests from graduates for permission to teach in the Jewish government schools; statements confirming permission 1861
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106Yearly financial report 1861-1862
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107Correspondence concerning a 200 ruble loan to be made to the Rabbinical School 1861
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108Records relating to salary raises and other budget matters 1861
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109Various documents concerning appointment of teachers in Jewish and Karaite government schools 1861
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110Documents relating to the closing of the Jewish government schools of the second class and their conversion into schools of the first class 1861
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111Documents relating to advancement of teachers and officials 1861
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112Records relating to: distribution of clothing among poor students, sale of old school furniture and books 1861
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113Correspondence relating to sending rabbinical graduates for apprenticeship period to the government appointed Rabbi Steinberg 1861
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114Records relating to placement of graduates as rabbis or teachers in Jewish schools 1861
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115Records relating to various matters, including stricter supervision of students to prevent spreading of underground revolutionary movement 1861
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116Correspondence relating to a scholarship fund contributed by the merchant Eliashberg on behalf of a poor student 1861
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117Correspondence relating to permission for private individuals to take the rabbinical examination, including the rabbi of Rasenai, Zalman Bender 1861
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118Records relating to a contract for the rental of a new building 1861
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119Records concerning examinations for graduates 1861
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120Materials relating to approval of a teacher 1861
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121Documents relating to examinations for final year students; requests by graduates for free tickets to Moscow and St. Petersburg 1863
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122Report of an inventory of the books at the Jewish Girls School and at the Rabbinical School 1863
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123Request to the Vilna School District concerning a loan of 2000 rubles 1863
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124Request to take teachers’ examination 1864
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125Records concerning amount to be granted to the widow of the teacher Klatshko 1864
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126Documents relating to students arrested for not carrying lanterns at night; their release because it was Friday night 1864
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127List of salaries; budget of the three Jewish government schools 1864
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128Documents concerning publication of Hebrew translation done by Epstein, of Ludwig Philipson’s historical novel 1864
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129Annual financial report 1864
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130Correspondence concerning granting of awards to certain teachers and officials 1864
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131Register of outgoing correspondence1865
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132Correspondence concerning transfer of Director Pavloski to Zhitomir and his replacement 1865
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133Examination lists for academic school year; lists of students1864-1865
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134Request for permit to teach Russian to Jewish children; official statements by rabbis; official documents 1865
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135Records relating to teachers 1865
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136Request by a group of rabbinical students for permission to transfer to the pedagogical course and then to the university 1865
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137Correspondence concerning students who give private lessons1865
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138Records relating to candidates for government rabbinical positions; rabbinical diplomas 1865
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139Records relating to the Rabbinical School during the Polish Rebellion 1863-1865
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140Correspondence relating to collection of funds for a memorial in Vilna for victims of the 1863 Polish uprising 1865-1866
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141Reports from various types of schools for Jews; a summary report compiled by the administration of the Rabbinical School 1869
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142Correspondence about taking teacher’s examination by the rabbinical students 1869
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143Personal papers and graduation certificates; financial report1869
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144Records relating to the punishment of a student for insulting a class supervisor 1869
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145Reproof of a school supervisor for improper action against a teacher 1869
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146Materials relating to students found playing cards by the class supervisor1869
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147Materials relating to students leaving school without permission 1870
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148Materials relating to theft of students’ clothing 1870
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149Materials relating to payment of teachers for special services 1870
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150Announcements by the administration of the Vilna School District; information regarding teachers 1870
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151Permission for day students (including Aaron Lieberman) to take teacher’s examinations 1870
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152Printed matter and circulars from the Ministry of Education and the Vilna School District 1870-1873
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153Cash books relating to tuition payments 1872
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154Records relating to a reward of 100 rubles to the teacher Elye Trotzky. Also about teachers absent from work due to illness 1863-1872
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155Inventory of the physics laboratory equipment 1871-1875
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156Cash book1873
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157Materials relating to changes in the director’s position 1873
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Series II: Records of the Teachers' Institute, 1847-1914

Arrangement:

Chronological

Scope and Content:

Records of the Teachers' Seminary (through 1914) includes correspondence with the Ministry of Education, the Vilna School District. Materials relating to the candle taxes, 1874. Financial records. Hiring of teachers and officials. Teachers' record books. Student affairs. Graduation certificates. Curricula, reports. List of students. Book of student grades. Reports on school work. Lists of permitted and prohibited books. Examination lists.

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158Correspondence and documents relating to the opening of the Jewish Teacher’s Institute 1873
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159Inquiries by former student of the Rabbinical School; accounts, certificates1873-1874
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160Examination sheets; graduation certificates; acceptance of applicants to the Teachers’ Institute 1873
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161Correspondence, lists of books of the former Rabbinical School; lists of permitted and prohibited books 1875-1896
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162Certificates to former students of the Rabbinical School; comprehensive report on the establishment and state of the institute before 1873undated
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163Financial and economic reports on the closed Rabbinical School 1873
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164Documents relating to the opening of the Teachers’ Institute and of the preparatory school 1873
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165Requests by former students of the Rabbinical School for release of their personal documents; correspondence from the Ministry of Education and other government offices 1873-1879
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166Curricula; correspondence from the Vilna School District and from the teaching personnel 1873-1896
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167Requests and correspondence concerning subsidies and pensions for teachers and officials of the former Rabbinical School as well as their widows and orphans 1873-1896
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168Merit awards for officials and teachers, questionnaire containing personal information on recipients of awards 1873-1903
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169Correspondence relating to Kikolai Ratnowsky, Teachers’ Institute1873-1893
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170Announcements by the Vilna School District to the Institute concerning students barred from various schools, universities, institutes and seminaries (some of them exiled), in many instances for anti-government, revolutionary activities1873-1899
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171Forms and correspondence about length of service and advancement to higher official positions by teachers and officials 1873-1910
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172General report on the Teachers’ Institute 1874
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173Materials relating to candle taxes 1874
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174Materials relating to candle taxes1874
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175“Voluntary” donations for various purposes given by the personnel and students of the Institute 1875-1897
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176Materials relating to Mark Nemzer, former teacher at the Rabbinical School 1873-1890
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177Materials relating to appointment of Dr. Ludwig Samelson as the resident physician at the Institute 1873-1914
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178Cash book of the Institute and of the preparatory school for the second half of the year 1873
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179Circulars and correspondence from the Vilna School District 1873-1879
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180Materials relating to the appointment of teachers of drawing and calligraphy 1873-1885
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181Materials relating to prohibited books found on three students of the Institute 1875
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182Materials relating to transfer from the former Rabbinical School to the account of the Institute Scholarship Fund established in memory of Alexander II 1873-1905
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183Materials relating to auction of used articles belonging to the Institute 1875-1891
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184Materials relating to appointment of a teacher of history and geography 1878
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185Accounts and correspondence concerning the income from candle taxes 1878
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186Materials relating to loans from the Ministry of Education to the Institute advanced on future income from candle taxes 1878
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187Accounts and correspondence relating to income and expenditures of the Institute 1878-1879
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188Materials relating to Institute courses for teachers at Jewish government schools, lists of teachers and certificates issued to them 1878
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189Food provisions for students 1878, 1881
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190Materials relating to a student prohibited from giving private lessons1877-1878
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191Report on the Institute 1877
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192Materials relating to graduates of 1879; certificates; nominations for teaching positions 1879
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193Materials relating to appointment of teachers and officials 1879
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194Materials relating to supplementary courses taken at the Institute by teachers at Jewish government schools 1879
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195Material relating to the increase of student supervision 1879
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196Materials relating to appointment of a cantor for the synagogue at the Institute and of a supervisor to ensure student participation in the prayers 1879
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197Certificates of preparatory school graduates; examination lists; reports on the Institute, the library, and the preparatory classesundated
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198Accounts of the candle taxes 1879
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199Materials relating to a debt of the former Rabbinical School 1880
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200Request; examination booklets; comments on individual students 1868-1914
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201Accounts relating to building renovation official government newspaper 1879-1880
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202Materials relating to general matters 1881
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203Materials relating to student matters 1881
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204Materials relating to engagement of teachers and officials 1881
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205Materials relating to appointment of officials 1881-1882
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206Graduation certificates 1881
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207Materials relating to graduates 1882
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208Financial reports 1882
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209Materials relating to income from candle taxes 1882
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210Reports on the administration of the Institute, student progress, schoolwork 1882
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211Monthly financial report 1883
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212Requests by former students; correspondence from the Vilna School District 1881-1911
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213Financial report for the years 1883, 1884
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214Materials relating to the appointment of a teacher 1883
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215Circulars from the Vilna School District, one of them relating to revolutionary Literature in Hebrew; certificates; examination lists; report 1883
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216Correspondence relating to appointment of Magister Barsky as director 1883
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217Correspondence relating to organization of savings and loan office for employees 1883
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218Materials relating to graduates 1883-1884
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219Certificates for students at the Class I School; requests for release of certain documents 1884
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220Circulars from the Vilna School District; certificates; examination lists of the Class I School 1883-1884
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221Materials relating to engagement of new teachers 1884
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222Materials relating to income from candle taxes 1884
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223Reports on the Institute 1884-1885
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224Materials relating to reorganization of the bookkeeping system 1884-1886
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225Lists of students; graduation certificates; requests by students for permits for living quarters 1885
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226Circulars from the Vilna School District; certificates; examination lists; report on the Institute 1885
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227Materials relating to income from candle taxes 1885
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228Accounts relating to candle taxes 1886
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229Correspondence, reports, inventories relating to the transfer of students and properties of the closed institute in Zhitomir to the Institute in Vilna. (According to the Czar’s decree of November 28, 1885 the school in Zhitomir was active up to the end of the academic year, 1885-1886.) 1886-1889
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230Reports on the Institute 1886
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231Examination lists 1885-1886
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232Book of students’ grades 1886-1887
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233Materials relating to graduates 1887
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234Accounts relating to candle taxes 1887
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235Materials relating to return of government property, used by former students and employees of the Institute 1886-1887
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236Materials relating to curricula for various classes 1887-1888
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237Correspondence relating to appointment of Vassili Retrovitch Sparsky as director of the Institute; documents relating to transfer of the accounts to the new director; teachers’ reports; correspondence from the Vilna School District 1887-1912
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238Materials relating to curricula for the Jewish Teachers’ Institutes and the government schools; instructions on their administration 1883-1894
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239Documents and reports concerning the property of the Institute and the elementary school 1886-1906
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240Materials relating to graduates 1882-1883
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241Materials relating to the appointment of teachers 1888
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242Materials relating to graduates 1888-1889
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243Circulars from the Vilna School District; certificates and examination lists of the preparatory schools 1886-1888
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244Information on various matters taken from the archives of the former Rabbinical School 1884-1904
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245Reports on the Institute 1887-1890
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246Materials relating to a fire in the Institute building 1889
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247Accounts of the candle taxes 1889
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248Examination lists; reports on the Institute 1891
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249Materials relating to graduates 1891-1892
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250Materials relating to singing and music classes1889-1910
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251Materials relating to military exercise training 1889-1898
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252Examination lists; certificates; report1890
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253Materials relating to graduates of the elementary school 1890-1895
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254Materials relating to graduates of the Institute 1899
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255Materials relating to the public sale of Institute property 1893
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256Materials relating to candle taxes 1892
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257Correspondence relating to appointment of a teacher and an official 1892-1893
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258Examination lists; certificates 1892
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259Correspondence and personal documents relating to graduates 1893
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260Materials relating to income from candle taxes 1893
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261Materials relating to income from candle taxes 1893
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262Materials relating to sanitary conditions of the Institute; examination lists for the students of the preparatory school 1892-1893
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263Material relating to graduates 1893-1894
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264Materials relating to income from candle taxes 1894
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265 aMaterials relating to the appointment of new teachers 1894
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265 bCorrespondence relating to appointment of Hayyim (Nahum) Broda as an honorary supervisor of the preparatory school 1897
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266The introduction of arts and crafts 1894
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267Correspondence relating to appointment of Hayyim (Nahum) Broda as an honorary supervisor of the preparatory school 1897
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268Materials relating to income from candle taxes 1897
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269Materials relating to the appointment of a secretary and a dentist for the Institute 1897
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270Diplomas and other personal and official documents of graduates 1897
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271Lists of kitchen supplies 1896
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272Circulars, questionnaires and reports 1897
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273Minutes of meetings of the Pedagogical Council 1898
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274Materials relating to appointment of a mathematics teacher 1898
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275Materials relating to the sum of 100 rubles for the former Rabbinical School1898-1914
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276Correspondence re: graduates 1898
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277Circulars, correspondence, examination lists, certificates 1898
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278Materials relating to an expelled student 1899
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279Materials relating to income from candle taxes1899
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280Requests by students for release of personal documents 1899
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281Materials relating to income from candle taxes 1902-1903
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282Examination lists, statistical reports of the Institute and the preparatory school 1901-1902
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283Accounts relating to supplies1902-1903
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284Records relating to financial matters 1901-1914
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285Printed report of the Vilna School District 1902
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286Miscellaneous correspondence
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287Correspondence relating to appointment of a drawing teacher 1902-1910
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288Correspondence relating to an investigation 1903-1904
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289Correspondence relating to admission of students 1903-1907
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290Correspondence and other materials relating to public bids on provisions for the Institute1903
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291Miscellaneous records: teachers’ corrections of student work; drawings; printed report on the school system in the Vilna School District 1903-1906
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292Materials relating to public bidsundated
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293Correspondence relating to contracting of renovation and repair work 1904
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294Correspondence relating to admission of new students 1904
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295Circulars; examination lists; diplomas 1904
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296Correspondence relating to various school matters; some documents from the Rabbinical School, 1852-1861 are included 1903-1916
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297Bound volume originally described as ‘miscellaneous” 1905
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298Records relating to government awards for personnel 1906-1909
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299Circulars from the Ministry of Education to the Vilna School District 1905
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300Correspondence relating to school provisions 1905
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301Records relating to candle taxes 1905
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302Diplomas, requests, relating to graduates 1905
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303Records relating to examinations and grades 1905-1906
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304Circulars, correspondence, diplomas and statistical materials 1905
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305Correspondence between the Institute and the Vilna School District 1900-1907
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306Requests by students and their parents 1905-1908
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307Correspondence from the Vilna School District, and from other school districts and schools; certificates on moral character and political attitudes of students and their families; requests by students and their families 1906-1907
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308Circulars from the Vilna School District; diplomas 1906
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309Correspondence with the School District and the police authorities 1906
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310Correspondence relating to the closing of the Institute dormitory 1906
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311Records relating to admission of students 1906-1912
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312Records relating to temporary changes in the administration of the Institute 1907
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313Replies to inquiries by the Institute concerning the moral behavior and political attitudes of students and their families 1906
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314Circulars from the Vilna School District 1906
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315Records relating to expenditures 1906
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316Records relating to school finances 1906
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317Minute book of the Pedagogical Council for a six month period 1906
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318Official correspondence relating to three graduates 1907-1913
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319Financial records 1907
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320Circulars from the Vilna School District 1907
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321Correspondence with the School District 1907
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322Materials relating to graduates 1907
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323Materials relating to the appointment of a teacher 1907
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324Materials relating to admission of a student and appointment of a teacher 1908-1912
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325Requests by students and parents; certificates 1883-1909
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326Records relating to graduates 1908
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327Examination lists 1907-1908
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328Records related to admission of day students to the teachers’ examination1908
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329Records relating to admission of five students 1908-1914
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330Records relating to money grant for a former assistant teacher at the preparatory school 1909-1911
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331Financial records 1909
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332Records relating to graduates 1909
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333Records relating to admission of new students 1907-1908
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334Records relating to admission of new students 1907-1912
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335Records relating to examination and graduates 1910
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336Records relating to requisitions for classroom supplies 1910
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337Records relating to examination lists, requests, diplomas and other materials1910-1911
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338Records of expenditures 1910
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339Records relating to furnishings in the administrative office 1910
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340Records relating to permission for teachers to take leaves of absence1907-1910
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341Circulars from the Ministry of Education and from the Vilna School District 1909-1910
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342Inquiries from officials about personal matters 1910-1914
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343Fragments of teachers’ record booksc.1911
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344Records relating to admission to the Institute 1909-1910
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345Announcement from and to the Vilna School District 1910
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346Lists of undated documents drawn up by the Institute 1910
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347Lists of documents and books from the archives selected for destruction 1847-1907
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348Records relating to leaves of absence for officials and students 1910
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349Records relating to money deposits by students, other financial matters 1910
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350Applications for admission to the Institute 1908-1910
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351Incoming correspondence 1911
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352Records relating to students who did not complete their course of studies 1911
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353Records relating to increase of teachers’ length of service, 1911
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354Statements confirming political loyalty of school applicants 1906-1911
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355Audit reports by the Vilna gubernatorial finance office 1910-1912
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356Records relating to repair work at the Institute 1912
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357Records relating to firewood supply 1911-1912
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358Records relating to payment of pensions to teachers and students 1911
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359Records relating to payment of stipends and bonuses to students and teachers 1911
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360Correspondence originally marked “urgent matters” 1911
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361Records relating to admission of students 1911
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362Records relating to financial matters 1911
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363Statistical reports by the class supervisors 1911
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364Records relating to train discount tickets for students and employees 1911
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365Records relating to the student Hayyim Kapelowicz 1908-1912
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366Records relating to medals for distinguished teachers 1910
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367Correspondence marked “no action to be taken” 1912
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368Records relating to payment of salaries and other stipends to officials and students 1912
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369Register of documents relating to payments made towards insurance on buildings and movable property 1912
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370Correspondence with the students; requests for admission 1910-1911
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371Correspondence of the Vilna School District with Shmuel-Yosef Fin; Correspondence from the teacher Feivel Bendlevich Getz and others 1868-1913
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372Records relating to appointment of a physical education teacher 1914
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373Applications for admission to the preparatory class of the Institute 1875-1911
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374Requests by parents to be released from payment of the tuition fee 1910-1914
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375Financial reports on income of the Institute 1912
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376Records relating to the admission of students 1902, 1909, 1912
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377Audit reports on the state of the library, classroom supplies and other school property 1909, 1912
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378Records relating to orders for books and classroom supplies 1912
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379Records relating to Jewish teachers in state schools 1911
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380Bookkeeping books 1912
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381Records relating to religious holidays and summer vacations 1911, 1912
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382Requests by students for deferment of military serviceundated
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383Statistical information on teaching personnel, number of students, absences and other internal matters 1912
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384Applications for admission to the Institute 1912
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385Correspondence and personal documents relating to four students1909-1913
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386Correspondence re teachers serving as consultants to the authorities 1912
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387Orders for books 1913
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388Records relating to financial cost of construction work 1913
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389Monthly financial reports 1913
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390Materials about charitable contributions by the students and teachers of the Institute 1912-1913
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391Records relating to admission of six students and their graduation from the Institute 1909-1914
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392Records relating to appointment of teachers of physics and natural science 1902-1914
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393List of government appropriations granted 1914
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394Records relating to tuition fees in the preparatory school 1914
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395Records relating to vacations for the personnel and students 1914-1915
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396An audit of the school inventories 1914
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397Records relating to ordering of books and teaching aids 1912-1914
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398Applications for admission 1914
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399Correspondence marked “no action to be taken” 1913-1914
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