Guide to the Records of Rabbi Emery Glancz, circa 1940s

*I-517

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Sarah Glover as MS Word document, July 2011. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on July 12, 2011. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Glancz, Rabbi Emery
Title: Rabbi Emery Glancz, World War II Rabbi/Cantor Military Kit with Flag
Dates:circa 1940s
Abstract: This collection contains the chaplain's kit used by Rabbi Emery Glancz during his service as an army chaplain during World War II. Included in the kit is a flag with the Ten Commandments; one Ten Commandments plaque; two brass candlesticks, one marked "US;" two brass communion plates marked "US;" one brass priest's communion cup with cross; and three silver-plated cups.
Quantity: 1.7 linear feet (1 oversized box)
Identification: I-517
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location:The collection is located in the Museum Objects of the AJHS. Special permission is required to view the items. Items are digitized and available for view in the Center for Jewish History's Online Museum Catalog.
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Biographical Note

Rabbi Emery Glancz, 1914-

Rabbi Emery Glancz was born in Hungary on July 2, 1914. He immigrated to the United States in 1924. Glancz received his bachelor's degree from Wayne State University (Detroit) in 1936 and graduated as a rabbi from Hebrew Theological College in 1942. From 1941 to 1943, he served as acting registrar of Hebrew Theological College. He also served at holiday services at Temple of Abraham, Bay City, Mich. (1941-1942); Friday evening services at Austin Jewish Community Center, Chicago, Ill. (1942-1943); and High Holiday services at Anshe Emet, Chicago, Ill. (1942-1943).1 In November 1943, Glancz complete his course at the Harvard Chaplains' School in order to serve as an army chaplain.2 From 1943 to 1945, he was stationed at the Los Angeles Port of Embarkation. At the end of his service there, he received a citation for the army commendation ribbon for "especially commendatory service as assistant port chaplain and supply officer of chaplains' supplies at Los Angeles Port of Embarkation, from December 1943 to December 1945. Through his outstanding qualities of efficiency, limitless devotion to duty, and unquenchable initiative his contribution to that installation has been exceptional."3 Glancz was subsequently stationed in Alaska from 1946 to 1947. He continued to serve as an army chaplain at VA hospitals in California through the 1970s.

Footnotes

1 Application for Ecclesiastical Endorsement, September 19, 1943, National Jewish Welfare Board, Records; I-337; Box 60; Folder 12; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

2 Letter to Rabbi Emery Glancz from Philip S. Bernstein, October 29, 1943, National Jewish Welfare Board, Records; I-337; Box 60; Folder 12; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

3 Army Service Forces Office of the Chief of Transportation Citation for the Army Commendation Ribbon, May 9, 1946, National Jewish Welfare Board, Records; I-337; Box 60; Folder 12; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the chaplain's kit used by Rabbi Emery Glancz during his service as an army chaplain during World War II. Included in the kit is a flag with the Ten Commandments; one Ten Commandments plaque; two brass candlesticks, one marked "US;" two brass communion plates marked "US;" one brass priest's communion cup with cross; and three silver-plated cups.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into a single series.

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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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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Rabbi Emery Glancz, World War II Rabbi/Cantor Military Kit with Flag; I-517; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Jeffrey Glancz in August 2008.

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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: Artifacts, circa 1940s

1.7 linear feet (1 oversized box)
BoxFolderTitleDate
1Artifactscirca 1940s
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