Guide to the Papers of Simon Dubnow (1860-1941)
1589-1938, 1961
(bulk 1700-1900)

RG 87

Processed by Marek Web and Chava Lapin. Additional processing by Rachel S. Harrison.

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Simon Dubnow
Title: Papers of Simon Dubnow (1860-1941)
Dates:1589-1938, 1961
Dates:bulk 1700-1900
Abstract: This collection consists of materials of Simon Dubnow, a historian, political thinker, educator, collector of historical and ethnographic documents in Russia and Poland, writer, and an activist. These materials include community registers (pinkasim) and other communal documents, historical documents relating to restrictions and privileges issued by governments to Jewish populations, blood libel trials and the Chmielnicki massacres of 1648-1649, documents from the Russian Justice Ministry and Senate, materials on pogroms in the Russian empire, and Dubnow’s family and general correspondence. The collection demonstrates Dubnow’s importance in helping to establish the idea of Jewish ethnographic history.
Languages: The collection is in Yiddish and Hebrew, with some Polish, Russian and German, and a small amount of Aramaic, Latin and French.
Quantity: 3.2 linear feet
Identification: RG 87
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Biographical Note

Shimon Meyerovich Dubnow was born on September 10, 1860 in Mstislavl, Russia (now Belarus) to a large, poor and religiously observant family. His father, Meyer Ya’akov, was a lumber merchant and his grandfather Ben-Tsion, in whose house the family lived, was an esteemed rabbinic scholar and teacher, who taught according to the methods of the Vilna Gaon. Dubnow received a traditional Jewish education in kheyder and yeshiva, however he also began to read secular literature at a young age, including novels by Avraham Mapu and poetry by Mikhah Yosef Lebensohn, later moving on to the more daring Hebrew authors of his time such as Mosheh Leib Lilienblum. He soon began to rebel against formal religion and what he considered its superstitious beliefs and obsolete practices. He later wrote an article specifically criticizing the kheyder system and calling for its abolishment. He entered the state Jewish school in Mstislavl at age 14, where he learned Russian and French and was first exposed to the ideas of the Russian positivists, such as Dmitrii Pisarev and Nikolai Chernyshevskii, French and English intellectuals, including Charles Darwin, Thomas Buckle, John Draper, John Stuart Mill, and Herbert Spencer, and the German materialists, among them Jacob Moleschott, Karl Vogt and Ludwig Buchner. He ultimately discarded his religious background and although he remained a devout secularist for the rest of his life, he came to appreciate the historical role of religion in maintaining Jewish identity.

Dubnow spent four years in Vilna, Dvinsk, and Mohilev before he used forged documents to move to St. Petersburg in 1880, where he lived illegally, since St. Petersburg was outside the Pale of Settlement. He failed to pass the entrance examinations to attend a gymnasium and was thus unable to acquire a university education. The May Laws of the 1880s eliminated the Jewish state schools, further disrupting Dubnow’s education, however he continued to educate himself independently, particularly focusing on history, philosophy and linguistics as well as the ideas of Heinrich Graetz and the Wissenschaft des Judentums movement.

Dubnow wrote articles and book reviews for Russian Jewish periodicals, primarily Voskhod (Dawn) and Russkii evrei (Russian Jews), calling for extensive Jewish cultural reforms in Russia. These articles include “What Kind of Auto-Emancipation do the Jews Need?” and “What is Jewish History?” both published in 1893, as well as many other articles. Dubnow and his wife, Ida Friedlin, whom he had married in St. Petersburg, were forced to leave in 1884, at which time they returned to Mstislavl. While in Mstislavl, Dubnow came to realize that a Western model of Jewish emancipation was unlikely in Russia and an approach more rooted in the historical and social realities of Eastern Europe was necessary instead.

In 1890 the Dubnow family moved to Odessa, where Dubnow became part of an illustrious group of intellectuals committed to a nationalist conception of Jewish identity but distanced from religion. This group included Mendele Moykher-Sforim (Sholem Ya'akov Abramovitsh), Ahad Ha-Am (Asher Ginzberg), Hayim Nahman Bialik, and other eminent Jewish literary figures and Zionist intellectuals. Dubnow continued to publish studies of Jewish life and history, coming to be regarded as an authority in these areas.

While in Odessa, he shifted his position from the spiritual nationalism of Graetz and instead developed the idea of a historic Jewish will to survive, a national will that repeatedly drove the Jews to adapt creatively to their changing environments. The surge of minority nationalism in the Russian Empire and the Russian populists’ orientation toward the masses rather than towards the elite sparked Dubnow’s appreciation of the psychological strengths of the still largely traditionalist and ethnically distinct Jewish masses.

In October 1891, Dubnow published his essay “On the Study of the History of Russian Jews and the Establishment of a Russian Jewish Historical Society,” in Voskhod, in which he issued a call for the collection of Russian Jewish historical sources, one of the first to do so. In 1892 Dubnow rewrote his essay in Hebrew, and published it in the Hebrew anthology Pardes under the title “Let Us Search and Study”. The Hebrew article was reprinted as a separate brochure and distributed free of charge throughout the Pale. Between 1893 and 1895 Dubnow received hundreds of historical documents, including minute books of the local and regional communities (pinkasim), community registers, memorabilia, letters, manuscripts, legends and folklore materials, rare books, government documents, inscriptions, martyrological texts, and Hasidic literature. In addition, Dubnow’s correspondents sent him extensive bibliographic and historical notes on sources that they had uncovered.

In 1896, Dubnow published his first comprehensive history of the Jews, Vseobshchaia istoriia evreev (A General History of the Jews) based on the model of German Jewish works, particularly those of Heinrich Graetz, but structured according to Dubnow’s theory of a sequence of cultural “hegemonies” exerted by one or two key Diaspora communities in any given period. This work, rewritten and expanded several times, eventually became Dubnow’s 10-volume World History of the Jewish People, which appeared in German, Russian, Hebrew, and other languages in the 1920s and 1930s, and had a huge impact on Russian Jewish youth and the reading public. Dubnow labeled his historiographical approach “sociological,” as it emphasized how Jewish social institutions served as substitutes for a state for the otherwise stateless Jewish people. These quasi-political forms were a manifestation of Judaism’s ability to transcend the usual physical requirements of nationhood and thus, in Dubnow’s theory, exemplified the subjective nature of national identity, an identity essentially based on feelings of unity and a common historical memory. Following Heinrich Graetz, Dubnow was the first to publish a comprehensive history of the Jews that covered recent historic developments.

In 1897, the year of the formation of the world Zionist movement and the Bund, Dubnow began to publish a series of essays in Voskhod, defining his own position of Diaspora Nationalism. Dubnow later also wrote a series for Voskhod on the origins of Hasidism, published in 1888-1893. He argued that because Jews were already a diaspora nation, they did not require a physical homeland outside Europe but rather needed to modernize their communal institutions and gain constitutional recognition for them in a multinational state. He rejected Zionism on the grounds that it was an illusory solution to the pressing problems of the Jewish masses, especially in Eastern Europe. He also rejected Socialism, especially the Marxist form that was both the foundation of Bundist ideology and a growing influence among young Zionists. He felt that Marxism wrongly held as all-important the struggle of the working class against the bourgeoisie, whereas it was the Jewish people as a whole that was under attack, not just the workers.

By 1905, Dubnow and his family had settled in Vilna and during the early months of the 1905 Russian Revolution he became active in organizing a Jewish political response to the opportunities arising from the new civil rights that were being promised. In this effort he worked with people holding a variety of opinions on the solution to the Jewish question, including those favoring diaspora autonomy, Zionism, Socialism, and assimilation. He welcomed the creation of a parliamentary Duma as a result of the Russian Revolution of 1905 and the Jewish participation in the elections, as it seemed to indicate that Russia might be finally on the way to becoming a liberal, multinational state.

In 1906 Dubnow was allowed back into St. Petersburg, where he participated actively in the development of Russian Jewish historical research in the immediate period before World War I. In 1907 Dubnow collected and published his essays on contemporary issues as Pis’ma o starom i novom evreistve (Letters on Old and New Judaism), which he had originally published serially under the same title in Voskhod between 1897 and 1903. That same year, Dubnow and Israel Efrojkin founded the Jewish People’s or Folkist party (Folkspartey) in order to espouse a combination of political liberalism and cultural autonomy for Jews as a fully legitimate national minority, including the right to vote. The Folkspartey successfully worked for the election of members of parliament and municipal councilors in interwar Lithuania and Poland and existed until the 1930s in the Ukraine, Russia, Poland, and the Baltic countries. While the Folkspartey found limited support in interwar Poland, Dubnow’s ideas profoundly affected the Bund there (one of whose leaders, Henryk Erlich, was married to Dubnow’s daughter Sophia), including Dubnow’s ideology of cultural autonomy and the importance of Yiddish.

Dubnow was active in the Society for Equal Rights of the Jewish People in Russia and in 1909 helped to found the Jewish Literature and Historical-Ethnographic Society that issued the quarterly scholarly journal Evreiskaia starina (Jewish Past), of which he was the editor. He taught at the Institute of Jewish Studies, supported by Baron David Guenzburg. Dubnow also continued publishing ever more comprehensive editions of his history of the Jews, as well as specialized works on the Russian Jewish past. He rejoiced in the overthrow of the tsarist regime in 1917 but was adamantly hostile to the Bolshevik takeover and its destruction of independent cultural institutions and personal freedom. After 1917 Dubnow became a Professor of Jewish history at Petrograd University.

Dubnow was given permission to leave Russia in 1922. He emigrated first to Kovno, Lithuania and then settled in Berlin. Although he lived among a prominent group of East European Jewish intellectuals while in Berlin, he lived in relative seclusion while working on a new edition of his World History of the Jewish People, first published in German translation in 1925-1929. During this period, he also prepared an edition of the minute book (pinkas) of the Lithuanian Jewish va‘ad (council) from 1623 to 1762, published a Hebrew version of his History of Hasidism in the Period of its Rise and Growth (Toldot ha-hasidut), 1930–1932, which he dedicated to his friend Ahad Ha-Am, and continued to write essays on Yiddish and the East European Jewish past. He was a co-founder of the YIVO Institute in Vilna in 1925 and became the chairman of its Historical Section and a loyal supporter of the institute, which was in large part the creation of his ex-students and disciples. During 1927 Dubnow initiated a search in Poland on behalf of YIVO for record books kept by kehillot and other local Jewish groups (pinkasim), ultimately collecting several hundred writings. He delivered the plenary address at YIVO’s tenth anniversary conference in Vilna in 1935, the same year that branches of YIVO’s historical division organized lectures in different cities devoted to Dubnow’s work.

When Hitler came to power in 1933, Dubnow and his wife moved to Riga, Latvia, where he continued many of his literary activities and began to publish his autobiography Kniga zhizni: Vospominaniia i razmyshleniia; Materiali dlia istorii moevo vremeni (Book of Life: Reminiscences and Reflections; Material for the History of My Times) published in 3 volsumes in 1934–1940. In his autobiography Dubnow presented reports and commentaries by his contemporaries from the centers of intellectual society and documented key events in Jewish and general history from the late 19th into the first half of the 20th century, in the process revealing the ruptures and contradictions in his own scholarly thinking and political action. In July 1941 Nazi troops occupied Riga. Dubnow was transferred to the Riga ghetto, losing his entire library. He was among thousands of Jews to be rounded up there for the Rumbula massacre. Too sick to travel to the forest, he was executed by a Gestapo officer on December 8, 1941. Several friends then buried him in the old cemetery of the Riga ghetto.

Based upon: Seltzer, Robert M. "Dubnow, Simon." YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe. New York: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 2010, pp. 432-434.

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Scope and Content Note

The core of the materials in this collection are the hundreds of historical documents Dubnow received from communities in Russia and Poland in response to his 1891 article, “On the Study of the History of Russian Jews and the Establishment of a Russian Jewish Historical Society,” and the 1892 Hebrew version, “Let Us Search and Study.” Following these articles, Dubnow continued to build his archive for most of the rest of his life. This collection also contains important additions acquired in later years in connection with Dubnow’s subsequent research projects and a large group of documents added to the collection after the 1917 revolution. At that time, Dubnow was able to make use of the former imperial archives in St. Petersburg that previously had been closed to him, and he made copies of selected documents about Russian-Jewish relations and anti-Jewish pogroms. Finally, while living in Berlin, Dubnow added a large collection of his own personal correspondence of some forty-five years.

The correspondents include Shmuel Alexandrovich, Yitzhak Antonovski, Shloyme-Meyer Bernshteyn, Martin Buber, Shim’on Goldlast, Avraham Taub, Yehudah-Leib Vaysman, Maxim Vinaver, Max Weinreich, Chaim Zhitlowsky, Shmuel Zilbershteyn, and Khayim Ziskind.

Materials include records of Jewish communities, originals and copies of community registers (pinkasim), and other historical documents from Mstislavl, Pinczow, Piotrowice, Stary Bychow, Tykocin, Zabludow, Birzai, Dubno, Lublin, Mezrich, and Novy Ushitsa. There are parts of the pinkas of the Council of Four Lands (Va'ad Arbah Aratsot) and other historical documents relating to restrictions and privileges issued by governments to Jewish populations, to blood libel trials and to Gezerot Takh-ve-Tat (the Chmielnicki massacres of 1648-1649). In addition, there are documents from the Russian Justice Ministry and Senate and materials on pogroms in the Russian empire, including pogroms in Kishinev (1903), Homel (1903) and Bialystok (1906). There are also materials on Hasidism, such as extracts of books, correspondence and documents by and about Hasidic rabbis and about Hasidism. Family papers and records include those of Rabbi Ben-Tsion Dubnow, grandfather of Simon Dubnow.

As Dubnow moved from Odessa to Vilna, St. Petersburg, Kovno, Danzig, and Berlin, he took along the entire archive. Faced with the necessity of yet another move in 1933, this time from Berlin to Riga, Latvia, he decided to donate the larger part of the archive to the YIVO Institute in Vilna. Dubnow resolved to take along with him to Riga the smaller part of his archive, which consisted of documents he needed for writing his memoirs and excerpts of the series which he named “Hasidiana,” which included documents related to the history of the Hasidic movement. It was his intention to continue writing the history of Hasidism while in Riga, a project which preoccupied him until his last years.

In the end, the records destined for the YIVO never reached Vilna. In Berlin, Dubnow left the YIVO collection in the care of his disciple and Berlin compatriot Elias Tcherikower. Tcherikower, who was a member of the YIVO Executive Committee and the chairman of YIVO’s Historical Section, had been entrusted with many other collections destined for the YIVO in Vilna, but he delayed their transfer. In 1933 Tcherikower was forced to move these collections (subsequently known as the Archive of the YIVO Historical Section, or the Elias Tcherkower Archive) to Paris in a hurry. During World War II, the archive was kept in hiding in southern France. Finally, in 1944, the Tcherikower Archive, including the Dubnow Papers, was recovered intact and shipped to the YIVO in New York. The part which Dubnow took to Riga was confiscated by the Germans at the time of Dubnow’s arrest. At least a fraction of the Riga consignment, about 3 linear feet of papers, was recovered from Germany after the war and placed in the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem. However, the fate of the “Hasidiana” series remains unknown, as does the fate of Dubnow’s library, which he had bequeathed to YIVO as well.

While still in Berlin, Tcherikower drafted a preliminary listing of the papers destined for YIVO, but including also the Hasidiana that Dubnow wished to keep at the time. Later on in the 1930s, the historian Chaim Borodiansky compiled a fairly extensive inventory of the Dubnow papers that superseded the Tcherikower list. Around 1972, YIVO archivist Zosa Szajkowski added a listing of Dubnow’s correspondence. This combined inventory serves today as the original Yiddish finding aid to the collection (f. 913, 914). The English-language finding aid is an edited translation of the above.

The Dubnow collection is registered in the YIVO Archives as Record Group 87: Papers of Simon Dubnow. The collection is part of the Elias Tcherikower Archive, RG 80-89, and comprises folders 913 to 1043 of the Tcherikower Archive. The total number of folios in the collection exceeds 5,450. The collection dates from 1589-1961, with the bulk of materials dating from 1700-1900.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged in series, according to Dubnow’s own classification: Pinkasim, Civilia, Communalia, Pogrom Materials, Miscellaneous, Literaria, and Letters to Dubnow. The first three series have been formed entirely from documents collected in the 1890s, while the other series contain later materials as well.

The documents have been paginated. The Simon Dubnow Papers, RG 87, while being a separate record group, has been cataloged as part of the Tcherikower Archive, RG 80-89, along with several other collections belonging to that section in the YIVO Archives. Therefore, the folder and page numbering of this record group begins at the point where the preceding collection’s numbering ends. Thus the first folder in the RG 87 bears number 913 and the first page is number 72795.

The first two folders, number 913 and 914, contain the Yiddish finding aids compiled by Elias Tcherikower, Chaim Borodiansky and Zosa Szajkowski. The current English-language inventory is an edited translation of these lists. Every attempt has been made to standardize the translations and transliterations of individual and place names. Alternate geographical names are in parentheses.

Each document is identified by its folder number, e.g. 915, and page numbers, e.g. 73067-73100. In addition, when available, the old document numbers used by Dubnow are inserted alongside the present numbers in brackets, e.g. I.1.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Permission to use the collection must be obtained from the YIVO Archivist.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish part or parts of the collection must be obtained from the YIVO Archives. For more information, contact:
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 Material

The Simon Dubnow Papers are part of the Elias Tcherikower Archive, RG 80-89, with which they share a provenance. The YIVO Archives and Library also have several books by and about Dubnow, including several of the pinkasim that Dubnow collected, his autobiography and his historical works. His correspondence is also represented in several archival collections, including David Mowshowitch, Abraham Liessin, Jacob Lestchinsky, Joseph Opatoshu, and Elias Tcherikower’s personal collection.

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Separated Material

There is no information about materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.

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Microfilm

The collection is on 8 reels of microfilm (MK 470.73 - 470.80)

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Other Finding Aids

The original finding aid containing a full version of the folder contents can be found at http://digital.cjh.org/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=1403160

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Papers of Simon Dubnow; RG 87; folder number; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

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Acquisition Information

The Simon Dubnow Papers, RG 87, were received by the YIVO Archives in New York in 1944 as part of the Elias Tcherikower Archive.

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Processing information

Dubnow organized the papers himself before giving the collection to Elias Tcherikower, who made a preliminary listing of the papers intended for YIVO. Chaim Borodiansky later compiled an inventory that superseded the Tcherikower list, also in the 1930s. In 1972, YIVO archivist Zosa Szajkowski added a listing of Dubnow’s correspondence. The English finding aid was created by Marek Web and Chava Lapin in 2008. Additional processing completed in November 2011.

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Container List

 

Series I: Pinkasim (communal registers), 1589-1900

19 folders
Scope and Content:

The communal registers were Dubnow’s most prized possessions. In his essay “On the Study of History,” Dubnow singles out pinkasim as being the most important documents for the history of Jewish communal relations. Even after many years of diligent search he could gather no more than seven originals and about a dozen copies. These include the pinkasim of the communities of Mstislavl (1702-1823), Sloboda (Novy Mstislavl, 1760-1795), Piotrowice (1726-1809), Pinczow (1632-1740), Stary Bychow (1686-1869), Kedainiai (1806-1819), Tykocin (1589-1816), Birzai (1784-1836), Dubno (1670-1671), Zabludow (1650-1827), Lublin (1685-1695, 1777-1785), parts of the Pinkas medinat Lita (Pinkas of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania), and the six extant pages of the Pinkas Va’ad Arba Aratsot (Pinkas of the Council of the Four Lands). In addition, there are excerpts from many pinkasim that for various reasons were not copied in full.

The series Hasidiana is not included here. According to Tcherikower’s list, forty-two documents of the total forty-five remained in Dubnow’s possession. Readers of Dubnow’s History of Hasidism will find many of those documents incorporated in his text.

FolderPageTitleDate
913 72725-72927 Collection inventories 1930
  

drafts by E. Tcherikover, Borodiansky and Rapaport, Yiddish
Reel 73

 
914 72928-73066 Collection inventories undated
  

copies
Reel 73

 
915 73067-73100 Novy Mstislavl (Sloboda) [I.1] 1760-1795
  

communal register from the years 5520 to 5555. Hebrew, quarto, 34 pp. (the edges of the pages are damaged)
Reel 73

 
916 73101-73151 Novy Mstislavl (Sloboda) undated
  

photocopy of folder 915
Reel 73

 
917 73152-73213 Pitrovits (Piotrowice) [I.2] 1726-1809
  

communal register from the year 5486 to 5569, Hebrew, quarto, 61 pp.
the first 26 pp. are missing, as is the end
the older pagination continues to pp. 68, the newer pagination, in pencil to pp. 92
missing: pp. 28, 31, 33, 36, 55
the outer half of pp. 76 is torn away
Reel 73

 
918 73214-73258 Bikhov (Bychow) [I.3] 1686-1869
  

register of the hevra kadisha (burial society), copied from the original pinkas in 1869 by Yirmiyah, son of Avraham Yermanakh, Hebrew, copy, 45 pp., bound
Reel 73

 
919 73259-73316 Tiktin (Tykocin) [I.4] 1589-1816
  

communal register of Tiktin and its environs, partial copy
the original pinkas that Dubnow received in 1895 from Dr. Yosef Chazanovitsh of Bialystok contains 489 pp. in folio of which pp. 1-23 were missing
Hebrew, Yiddish
Reel 73

 
920 73317-73338 Zabludow [I.5] 1650-1827
  

communal register, copy, 20 pp., Hebrew and Yiddish
Reel 73

 
921 73339-73386 Birzai (Birzh, Birze) [I.6, I.7] 1784-1836
  

two registers of the hevra kadisha, partial copy, including by-laws of the burial society and some records of the years 5544-5596
Reel 73

 
922 73387-73395 Pinczow [I.8] 1632-1740
  

a few pages of sample notations from the pinkas, 8 pp., Hebrew, edges damaged
Reel 73

 
923 73396-73444 Lublin [I.9] 1685-1695, 1777-1785
  

communal register, partial copy
the original is 92 pp. long, Hebrew and Yiddish
copies of documents, 1685-1695, 1777-1785
the introduction and a few documents reprinted in Nisnboym, Le-korot ha-yehudim be-Lublin (Chronicles of the Jews in Lublin), published in Lublin in 5660 (1900)
Reel 73

 
924 73445 Pinkas medinat Lita 1895
  

excerpts, supplement to a letter from Sh. Beilin of Luck to Dubnow, September 1
Reel 73

 
925 73446-73526 Pinkas medinat Lita [I.10] 1894
  

partial copy, a collection of statutes of the Councils of Lithuania, 1664-1761, copied in the Strashun Library in Vilna in 1894
Reel 73

 
926 73527-73554 Pinkas medinat Lita 1883-1895
  

supplements to folder 925, marked A to D
Reel 74

 
927 73555-73632 Horodno [I.11] 1882
  

communal register, partial copy
content index referring to statutes #1-941, 20 pp.
copy of statutes #954, and others
proofsheets of the Pinkas Horodno, not complete
Reel 74

 
928 73633-73715 Pinkas medinat Lita [I.12] 1886
  

register of the Council of Lithuania, partial copy by A.L. Faynshtayn in 1886 from the Brest copy of the Pinkas medinat Lita, Hebrew, 79 pp.
Reel 74

 
929 73716-73721 Dubno [I.13] 1670-1671
  

excerpts from the pinkas, Council of the Four Lands
documents regarding Lublin (1670) and Jaroslaw (1671), copied from the original in Jewish Historical Ethnographic Society in St. Petersburg, Hebrew, 6 pp.
Reel 74

 
930 73722-73725 Libau, Courland [I.14] 1850
  

pinkas of the burial society, 4 pp.
Reel 74

 
930 73726 A and B Kedainiai (Keydan) [I.16b] 1702
  

wax seal from the pinkas of “Mitsvah Activists” Society, 5462
Reel 74

 
931 73726 Mstislavl [I.15a] 1702-1823
  

pinkas of Mstislavl and environs, a note
I.15a-I.17 are on the same two sheets of paper
Reel 74

 
932 73727 Kedainiai (Keydan)
  

pinkas, a note
Reel 74

 
933 73727-73733 Liozni (Liozna) [I.18] 1750-1820
  

pinkas of the hevra kadisha, partial copy, deals with Hasidim
Reel 74

 
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Series II: Civilia, 1638-1909

11 folders
Scope and Content:

This series consists of documents about the legal status and the political situation of Jews in Russia and Poland, mainly in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Included are privileges and deeds granted to Jews by various rulers in Eastern Europe, official documents regarding the policies of tsars Nicholas I and Alexander II, documents concerning Max Lilienthal’s efforts to establish state schools for Jewish children in Russia, and materials about the Karaites. This series includes several samples of martyrological literature, such as prayers and lamentations in memory of the victims of pogroms in the times of Bogdan Chmielnicki (1648) and Ivan Gonta (1768).

FolderPageTitleDate
934 7734-73736 Listing of documents in the Civilia section undated
  

Reel 74

 
935 73737 Pinkas of the Council of Four Lands of the Kingdom of Poland: Addendum [II.1] 1892
  

excerpt from the book “Ma'amar kadishin”, 1764, about the laws regarding one who flees from his creditors, copied by Shim'on Goldlast, Lomza, 1 pp.
Reel 74

 
935 73738-73739 Rabbi Meyer Hirshl Margolius [II.2] 1892
  

royal decree by King Stanislaw August, appointing the rabbi of Ostroh, R’ Meyer Hirshl Margolius, the rabbi of Bratslav and the Ukraine, January 1775, Polish
copied from the original by his grandson, Avraham Rabinovitsh in Mohilev Podolsk, with an addendum about R’ Meyer Margolius written by Menahem Nahum Litinsky, Mohilev Podolsk, 13 Elul 5652
Reel 74

 
935 73740 Contract between the kehilla of Ostroh and R' Meyer Margolius [II.3] 1777-1778
  

contract appointing him rabbi and chief of beit din of Ostroh and its environs, 1777 (renewed in 1778), 1 pp., copied by Menahem Nahum Litinsky
Reel 74

 
935 73741-73742 Contract between the kehilla of Ostroh and R' Meyer Margolius [II.4] undated
  

copy of the above
Reel 74

 
935 73743-73744 Edict of Herzog Ferdinand about the banishment of Jews from Courland [II.5] 1839
  

banishment as of 23 March, 1714
copy of printed version in “Inland”, #48, 3 pp., German
Reel 74

 
935 73745-73746 Decree by Herzog Karl [II.6] 1760
  

decree of September 20, 1760 about the expulsion of Jews from Courland
compare II.5 and the letters from Goetz to Dubnow
Reel 74

 
935 73747-73749 Letters from the mortgage holders in the Podlasie Province [II.7] 1825
  

to the council members of the Committee for Jewish Affairs in Warsaw, 9 Heshvan 5585, about their difficult condition
Reel 74

 
935 73750-73751 Letter from Zalman Posner to the community elders (parnasim) of Suwalki [II.8] 1843
  

elders are Yehezkel Lipsky, Avraham Rosenthal, Moshe Epshteyn, from Warsaw
about projects regarding the status of the peasantry
history of the Jews of Sniadow, written by Pinhas Turberg, Jedwabne, Lomza Province, 4 pp.
Reel 74

 
935 73752-73753 Excerpts from Responsa, Ateret-Tzvi [II.9] 1720-1721
  

pp. 183, notation #25, regarding Rabbi Tzvi son of Azriel of Vilna and his trial, 5480-5481, 4 pp.
Reel 74

 
936 73754-73757 Jews and the jurisdiction of the Polish courts [II.10] 1792
  

Vilna, original, dated 5 May, 4 pp., Polish
Reel 74

 
936 73758-73795 Committee for the History of Odessa Jews [II.11] 1841-1846
  

five official documents, Russian, 35 pp.
Reel 74

 
936 73758-73765 Committee for the History of Odessa Jews [II.11] 1841
  

a) letter from Count Kiselev to the governor-general of Novorussia with an addendum about the need for reforming Jewish life in Russia, 13 February, Russian, 8 pp., copy
Reel 74

 
936 73766-73773 Committee for the History of Odessa Jews [II.11] 1841
  

b) memorandum from the Chief of the Interior Ministry, F. Stroganov, to the governor-general of Novorussia and Bessarabia about the proposed reforms regarding the Jews, 19 February, Russian, copy, 8 pp.
Reel 74

 
936 73774-73781 Committee for the History of Odessa Jews [II.11] 1844
  

c) decree by the emperor Nicholas I, regarding ways to educate Jews in Russia, copy, 5 pp.
Reel 74

 
936 73782-73793 Committee for the History of Odessa Jews [II.11] undated
  

d) regulations about Jewish schools and teachers under supervision of the Ministry for Public Education, copy, 12 pp.
Reel 74

 
936 73794-73795 Committee for the History of Odessa Jews [II.11] 1844
  

e) letter from Minister Perovsky to Count (Baron) Vorontsoff, about the laws pertaining to Jewish residence in cities, 3 August, Russian, copy, 2 pp.
Reel 74

 
937 73796-73797 Adolf Lasky [II.12] 1835
  

a) certificate for Adolf Lasky about his completing the 3rd grade at the Odessa Jewish school, 10 September, original, Russian, 2 pp., seal
Reel 74

 
937 73798-73799 Adolf Lasky [II.12] 1836
  

b) graduation certificate for Adolf Lasky from the Odessa Jewish school, 20 August, Russian, 2 pp.
Reel 74

 
937 73800-73801 Adolf Lasky [II.12] 1897
  

c) letter from Adolf Lasky to Dubnow, dated January 10, about the above two certificates, Russian, 2 pp.
Reel 74

 
937 73802-73803 1000-year celebration of Russian empire [II.13] 1862-1863
  

a) letter from Ya'akov Barit (Kovner) to Yehoshua Heshel Levin in Vilna, Monday, 12 Tishrei 5623, about the Jewish delegation from Vilna to St. Petersburg for the 1000-year celebration of Russian empire in September 1862
excerpts from the book “Pleitat sofrim,” by Yehoshua Heshel of Vilna, 1863, Hebrew, 4 pp.
Reel 74

 
937 73804 1000-year celebration of Russian empire [II.13] 1862
  

b) address from Vilna kehilla to Tsar Alexander II, in honor of the 1000-year celebration of Russia, 8 September, Hebrew translation from Russian by Ya'akov Barit (Kovner)
Reel 74

 
937 73805-73806 Karaites [II.14] 1887
  

a) About Karaites, by Shimen Stanislavsky, Yekaterinoslav, Russian, 2 pp.
Reel 74

 
937 73807 Karaites [II.14] 1888
  

b) S. Y. Stanislavsky’s article about the Karaites, “Chronicle of the Karaite Literature”, Hamelitz, no. 243, November 28
Reel 74

 
937 73808-73809 Karaites [II.14] 1896
  

c) copy from Polin-Chronicles regarding the influx of Karaites into Lithuania, Volhynia and Galicia according to a Karaite manuscript of 5555 (1795)
copied by Shmuel Berav Moyshe and affirmed by Yitzhak Altansky, Bakhtshisaray, 11 January, Hebrew, 2 pp.
Reel 74

 
937 73810 Karaites [II.14] 1896
  

d) mailing envelope from Altansky from Bakhtshisaray, addressed to the head of the Karaite Synagogue in Odessa, Yehudah Berav Yitzhak Savaliskan, 11 January, Russian
Reel 74

 
937 73811-73812 Karaites [II.14] 1892
  

e) article by M. N. Litinsky of Mohilev-Podolsk, about the Karaites with notes by Elishah Lenovits, July 10
letter to Avraham Firkovitch about the Karaites, copied from a 1865 manuscript in possession by Kordo of Krasna, Hebrew, 2 pp.
Reel 74

 
938 73813-73828 Khmelnitsky pogroms of 1648-1649 (Takh-ve-Tat) [II.15] 1785
  

a) Shabtai Katz, introduction to Penitential Prayers and Lamentations for the Evil Events in Ukraine, Volhynia and Podolya, and in Lithuania in the years 1648-1649, copy from a selihot, printed in Amsterdam by Yohanan Levi Rofe, Hebrew, 3 pp.
Reel 74

 
938 73813-73828 Khmelnitsky pogroms of 1648-1649 (Takh-ve-Tat) [II.15] 1892
  

b) same as above, copied and with comment by Shalom Aleksander Rivkin of Homel, Mohilev Province, 23 December, Hebrew, 8 pp.
Reel 74

 
938 73813-73828 Khmelnitsky pogroms of 1648-1649 (Takh-ve-Tat) [II.15] 1658
  

c) selihot, composed by R' Yehiel Mikhel of Nemirov, following the events of Takh-ve-Tat (1648-1649)
copied from the book Kol Ya'akov (The Voice of Jacob), Venice, 5418, Hebrew, 2 pp., folio
Yalkut Hiyug (Hayim Yonah Gurland) of Kuntres, pp. 32, note 29
Reel 74

 
938 73813-73828 Khmelnitsky pogroms of 1648-1649 (Takh-ve-Tat) [II.15] 1794
  

d) selihot, copied by Eliezer Yitzhak Feygin, Bialystok, from Seder ha-Selihot (Book of Mourning/Penitential prayers), printed in Poritsk, Hebrew, 2 pp., folio
Reel 74

 
938 73813-73828 Khmelnitsky pogroms of 1648-1649 (Takh-ve-Tat) [II.15] 1708
  

e) selihot, written in Kol Ya'akov by Ya'akov Kopl, son of Tzvi Margolies, Amsterdam, 5468
Reel 74

 
938 73813-73828 Khmelnitsky pogroms of 1648-1649 (Takh-ve-Tat) [II.15] 1893
  

f) R’ Ya'akov Emden’s reports about the horrors of Takh-ve-Tat, derived from his autobiographic text, Megillat sefer, by Hayim Eliezer Dubnikov of Tulczyn, 11 June
supplement from Tiferet Yisrael by Yisroel Zuta about the 1648-1649 catastrophe, Hebrew, 8 pp.
Reel 74

 
939 73829-73833 Penitentials and lamentations [II.16] 1638
  

selihot ve-kinot about the martyrs Moshe and Yehudah, murdered in Warsaw in 5396
Reel 74

 
939 73834-73839 Folksongs about persecutions [II.17] 1768
  

Gezerot Takh-ve-Tat and Gezerot Gonte (Gonta), 5528
Reel 74

 
939 73834-73839 Folksongs about persecutions [II.17] undated
  

a) folksongs about the persecutions in Podolia
Memorial Chronicles of Jews in Podolia in the days of the Cossack Uprising
sent by Menahem Nahum Litinsky
detailed reproduction with citations from the Russian and Yiddish folksongs about the factual historic events of the atrocities, with a Hebrew translation, Hebrew, 4 pp.
Reel 74

 
939 73834-73839 Folksongs about persecutions [II.17] 1893
  

b) From the History of Jews in Podolya, a rare document regarding Gezerot Gonte, by Menahem Nahum Litinsky, Mohilev Podolsk, 22 June 1890
printed in Russian translation by Dubnow in Voskhod in 1893, as Platsh ukrainskogo evreia
Reel 74

 
939 73840-73843 Catastrophes [II.18] 1890-1893
  

a) Sha'ar ha-melekh by R’ Mordekhai, chief of the beit din of Vilkotch, printed Horodno 1790
copy from the book, by Pinhas Ha-kohen Turberg, 7 Elul 5652, Jedwabne
about the atrocities of 5528 (1768) in Uman and other places, 4 pp., Hebrew
with Dubnow’s reference to Hayim Yonah Gurland’s Chronicles of the Horrors, Odessa, 5653, 81 pp.
Reel 74

 
939 73840-73843 Catastrophes [II.18] 1791
  

b) blood libel in the City of Turzysk, Volhynia and Kovel, 5551
two stories about the cases in Turzysk and in Kovel, Yiddish, 4 pp.
Reel 74

 
940 73844-73846 Letters from Yitzhak Nisnboym [II.19] 1894
  

a) Rosh Hodesh Tevet 5655
Reel 74

 
940 73844-73846 Letters from Yitzhak Nisnboym [II.19] 1894
  

b) 10 Av 5655, with excerpt from various books:
Beit lehem Yehudah
She'elot u-teshuvot heishiv Eliezer: responsa by Mordekhai Ziskind Rutenberg
teshuvot of the great scholars
Emunat Yisrael
other excerpts, about the massacres and persecutions in Moscow, Bychow, Mohilev, Pereyaslav, and others, Hebrew, 3 pp.
Reel 74

 
940 73847-73849 Persecutions of Jews [II.20] 1895
  

excerpts from various books, such as Rosh Yosef, Even ha-shoham, Kikayon de-Yonah
copied by Shapiro, Mezrich, 22 Av, 5655, Hebrew, 3 pp.
Reel 74

 
940 73850-73853 El mole rakhamim [II.21] 1895
  

for the victims of Takh-ve-Tat (1648-1649); and of the Gonta rebellion (1743) in Pavlitsh, Tvarov, Mohilev, Nesvizh, and Chernigov
memorial prayer for the many righteous victims, reproduced from an old pinkas of Nesvizh by Shmuel David Faynberg’s son, with a comment by Shmuel David Faynberg, dated 7 Shevat, 5655, 4 pp., Hebrew
Reel 74

 
940 73854-73855 Sales, merchandising matters, taxes, rentals, and mortgages [II.22] 1896
  

statutes from R’ Feibush of Krakow, the Ba'al ha-Taz of Lvov and others
copies of these laws, as per the manuscript by Isser Nastashkin in Belotserkov, 3 Tevet 5656, with comments, Hebrew, 3 pp.
Reel 74

 
940 73856 Note from the Vilna Police [II.23] 1908
  

refers to prohibition of Jews to live on the most prominent streets of Vilna, 10 September, 1823, Yiddish and Polish, 1 pp.
remarks in Dubnow’s hand, in Russian
Reel 74

 
940 73857-73859 Writ of Orders from the governor of Grodno [II.24] 1852
  

Ukase from the Governor about Hair of Females
refers to prohibition of shaving Jewish women’s scalp, Russian, 3 pp.
Reel 74

 
941 73860-73861 Address to Nicholas II, from the Society of True Russian Men in Odessa [II.25] 1909
  

on the occasion of Nicholas II's passage through Odessa in September, Russian, 2 pp.
draft, signatures were collected but the writ was never handed over
Reel 74

 
942 73862-73870 Dr. Lilienthal [II.26] 1842-1844
  

thank you letter for Dr. Lilienthal in regard to his mission on behalf of the Ministry of Public Education, signed by Minister Perovsky, St. Petersburg, 29 July 1842
copy, 1 pp. Russian
two more letters attesting to the importance of Lilienthal’s mission, June 22, 1842
letters to Lilienthal, Yiddish, German, St. Petersburg, 10 July 1842
Ukase by the Tsar to the Minister of Public Education, 13 November, 1844
Reel 74

 
943 73871-73874 Committee for Jewish Affairs in Warsaw [II.27] 1846
  

documents regarding an imperial order of February 18, regarding restrictions on Jewish residence
instructions on how to “enlighten” the Jewish masses about these restrictions, January 26
Reel 74

 
943 73875-73880 Committee for Jewish Affairs in Warsaw [II.28] 1825
  

request of the renters of Podlasie Province, dated 8 Heshvan, 5586, about their stressful situation
compare to II.7 above
Reel 74

 
943 (Missing) Letter about farm laborers [II.29] 1844
  

Zalmen Posner to the councilors /parnasim of Suwalki, copy, 1844 (1843?), Hebrew, 2 pp.
compare to II.8 above

 
944 73881 Circular about Zionist enclaves [II.30] 1903
  

circular by Plehve and Lopukhin about supervision and steps to be taken to obstruct Jewish national movements, 24 June
Reel 74

 
944 73882 Call from the Odessa Union of the Russian People to the Jews [II.31] 1909
  

concerning the elections to national Duma of 28 September
signed by B. A. Pelikan, printed flyer, 1 pp., Russian
Reel 74

 
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Series III: Communalia, 1660-1912

13 folders
Scope and Content:

This series is centered on local history, documenting approximately thirty-five communities in Ukraine, Belarus and Poland. Materials are organized by community name. This diverse series contains excerpts from pinkasim, materials about blood libels and other proceedings against Jews, including those in Mezrich, the Velizh trial, 1823-1835 and in Novy Ushitsa, 1838-1840, martyrological texts, and tombstone inscriptions.

FolderPageTitleDate
945 73883-73885 Statutes from the pinkas of the Hevra Kadisha Baranovka [III.1] 1780
  

excerpts from old books about victims of persecutions, Hebrew, 6 pp.
Reel 74

 
945 73886-73887 Ukase about punishing the convert Grudinsky for libeling Jews [III.2] 1830
  

in connection with the Velizh court case, 10 July, Russian, 3 pp.
Reel 74

 
945 73888-73889 Privilege given to the Jews of Bychow [III.3] 1880
  

privilege given by the Lithuanian vice-chancellor, Michal Sapieha, 17 February 1758
confirmed in 1827 and 1880, Polish, copy, 1 pp.
Reel 74

 
945 73890 Statutes of the Hevra Kadisha Gomlei Hasadim of Belotserkov [III.4] 1772
  

for the year 5532, copy, Hebrew, 1 pp.
Reel 74

 
945 73891-73897 Documents about Bialystok [III.5] undated
  

a) list of inscriptions on gravestones from the Bialystok cemetery for the years 5570-5620 (1810-1860), with remarks by Dr. Yosef Chazanovitsh, Bialystok, Hebrew, 5 pp.
Reel 74

 
945 73891-73897 Documents about Bialystok [III.5] 1789
  

b) rabbinic certification for Shlomo Zalman Tiktin in Bialystok, dated 5549, copy, Hebrew, 4 pp.
Reel 74

 
945 73898-73925 Documents regarding the Velizh trial, 1823-1835 [III.6] 1893
  

a) excerpts from the Senate proceeding compiled by Dubnow in the form of a notebook titled Zapiski Velizhe, June, 82 pp., Russian
Reel 74

 
945 73898-73925 Documents regarding the Velizh trial, 1823-1835 [III.6] 1893
  

b) three letters to Dubnow about the Velizh blood libel, by L. N. Etinger, Velizh, 19 April, 26 May and 29 June, Russian, 16 pp.
Reel 74

 
945 73898-73925 Documents regarding the Velizh trial, 1823-1835 [III.6] 1893-1894
  

c) two letters to Dubnow about the Velizh Trial from Hayim Rivkin, Velizh, 21 November and 9 January, Russian, 16 pp.
Reel 74

 
945 73898-73925 Documents regarding the Velizh trial, 1823-1835 [III.6] undated
  

d) Dubnow’s remarks and bibliographic notes appended to the Velizh proceedings, Russian, 10 pp.
Reel 74

 
946 73926-73941 History of Jews in Vizhun and Utian (Russia) [III.7] 1894
  

a) Chronicles of the City in Vizhun, a letter to Dubnow from Nahum-Ber Garb, dated 4 February, Vilkomir, with excerpts from the statutes of the Hevra Tehillim in Utian (Kovno Gubernia), Hebrew, 8 pp.
Reel 74

 
946 73926-73941 History of Jews in Vizhun and Utian (Russia) [III.7] 1893-1894
  

b) materials about the martyr, R’ Menahem Man of Vizhun
Reel 74

 
946 73926-73941 History of Jews in Vizhun and Utian (Russia) [III.7] 1912
  

c) letter from Azriel Yafat and Ben-Tzion Tsun Yehaya and materials about R’ Menakhem Man, 7 February, Russian and Hebrew, 10 pp.
Reel 74

 
947 73942 Gravestone from the old cemetery in Homel [III.8] 1898
  

from the year 5512 (1752), in the courtyard of Babushkins' Shul, copy by Dubnow, 24 August 1898, 1 pp., Hebrew
remarks by Dubnow, Russian
Reel 74

 
947 73943-73946 Excerpts from the Dubno pinkasim [III.9] 1892-1893
  

excerpts from 17th and 18th century, printed in Hamelitz, 1892, # 124, 233, 241, and 1893, #63 by Khayim Margolis
sent to Dubnow with a Russian addendum by Shalom Rabinovitch (Sholem Aleichem)
Reel 74

 
947 73947 Inscriptions from Kishinev cemetery [III.10] 1894
  

inscriptions from 1712-1794, by Ze'ev Volf Vaynshteyn, in a letter to Dubnow, 18 October
Reel 74
[III.11 not used]

 
947 73948 Privilege for Jews in Kritchev, Mohilev Province [III.12] 1893
  

privilege issued by the King Jan Kazimierz, 1664
translation done by a Russian notary on 12 October, 1893
Reel 74

 
947 73949-73954 Letters about the Jewish Community of Liozna [III.13] 1898-1899
  

three letters from Dr. Avraham Bramson, of Liozna, Mohilev Province, 8 December, 22 January and 7 June, Russian, 5 pp.
Reel 74

 
947 73955-73956 Letter with an inscription on the gravestone of the martyr Ze'ev Volf [III.14] 1892
  

killed in 1762 in Lutsk
from L. Binshtok, 6 December
Reel 74

 
948 73957-73969 History of the Jews in Lublin [III.15] 1894
  

a) listing of 26 gravestones, in the Lublin cemetery, sent to Dubnow by R' Yosef Levinshteyn, rabbi of Serock, Adar 5654, Hebrew, 4 pp.
Reel 74

 
948 73957-73969 History of the Jews in Lublin [III.15] 1895
  

b) massacre of 5417 (1657) from old responsa
the fire of 5367 (1607)
in a letter by Ya'akov Shapiro, Mezrich, Tishrei 5656, Hebrew, 3 pp.
Reel 74

 
948 73957-73969 History of the Jews in Lublin [III.15] 1892
  

c) letter from Tuva Habavli, Kovno, 16 December, with passages from responsa Yosef da'at (Mounting Knowledge), about Lublin, Hebrew, 3 pp.
Reel 74

 
948 73957-73969 History of the Jews in Lublin [III.15] 1895
  

d) letter and card from Shlomo Nisnboym of Lublin, 12 February and 3 March
with inscription on the 5396 (1646) gravestone of the martyr R' Nahman
Reel 74

 
949 73970-73989 Mezrich (Miedzyrzec) [III.16] undated
  

a) income and expense ledger for the Kehilla of Mezrich, covering the years 5492-5563 (1732-1803), copied and sent to Dubnow by Ya'akov Shapiro of Mezrich, 8 pp., Hebrew
Reel 74

 
949 73970-73989 Mezrich (Miedzyrzec) [III.16] 1893
  

b) letter from Ya'akov Shapiro about the apostate Meyer (Paul) the Informer, 15 Sivan 5653, Hebrew, 5 pp.
Reel 74

 
949 73970-73989 Mezrich (Miedzyrzec) [III.16] undated
  

c) the story of the City of Vahun, near Mezrich, a folk-tale recorded and annotated by Ya'akov Shapiro in Mezrich, Hebrew, 4 pp.
other letters from Shapiro and A. Bialostotsky about this matter
Reel 74

 
950 73990-73991 Chronicles of Israel in the City of Mohilev Podolsk [III.17] undated
  

inscriptions from old gravestones in the Mohilev cemetery from the years 5483-5552 (1723-1792), with annotations added by Menahem Litinsky
excerpt from the Book of Statistics of the Province of Podolia, 2 pp.
Reel 74

 
950 73992-74005 Mohilev-on the-Dnieper [III.18] undated
  

a) excerpts from Mohilev archival records
excerpts from the book Belorussian Archive of Older Records, 1824, with annotations by S. Dubnow, Russian, 16 pp.
Reel 74

 
950 73992-74005 Mohilev-on the-Dnieper [III.18] 1884
  

b) excerpts from the description of the Mohilev Province, pp. 716 in a book, Russian, 4 pp.
Reel 74

 
950 73992-74005 Mohilev-on the-Dnieper [III.18] undated
  

c) Azkarah for the martyrs of the year 1655, Mohilev Province, copied from a manuscript at the Shupol Synagogue by Shim'on Volkov, Hebrew, 2 pp.
Reel 74

 
951 74006-74015 Mstislavl Kehilla [III.19] 1818, undated
  

excerpts from the pinkas of the Funeral Society for the year 5568 (1808), excerpts made by S. Dubnow
a) story about Vashtsile, 4 Shevat, 5504 (1744), published in 5678 (1818) in He-avar, volume I
Reel 74

 
951 74006-74015 Mstislavl Kehilla [III.19] undated
  

b) A Story of Miracles that Occurred in the year 5604 (1844) in Mstislavl, Hebrew, 5 pp.
Reel 74

 
951 74006-74015 Mstislavl Kehilla [III.19] undated
  

c) a few chapters about the Mstislavl miracle of 1844 (The Purim of Mstislavl) sent by Yitzhak Malkin of Smolensk, with remarks by Dubnow, Hebrew, 10 pp.
Reel 74

 
952 74016-74019 Nesvizh-Snov [III.20] undated
  

a) three halakhic decisions in the case between the kehillot of Nezvizh and Snov, copied by David Slutski of Snov, Hebrew, 4 pp., with remarks by Dubnow
Reel 74

 
952 74016-74019 Nesvizh-Snov [III.20] 1892
  

b) claims of the kehilla of Brisk (Brest Litovsk) in the dispute between Nesvizh and Snov, dated (5547) 1787, as told by David Slutski in a letter dated, 12 December, 1892
Reel 74

 
952 74020-74023 Nowogrodek/Novogrudok (Novaredok) [III.21] undated
  

a) excerpts of statements by Boni Originis, 25 August 1739, about residential permits for Jews in Nowogrodek, Polish and Russian, copy of a copy
Reel 74

 
952 74020-74023 Nowogrodek/Novogrudok (Novaredok) [III.21] 1894
  

b) excerpt of pinkas mishnayot about the martyr R' Meyer, killed in Nowogrodek
letter from Ya'akov Hirshovski, Vilna, 23 January
text Hebrew, letter Russian, 4 pp.
Reel 74

 
952 74020-74023 Nowogrodek/Novogrudok (Novaredok) [III.21] 1893
  

c) clippings from Hamelitz, #116, about the martyrs of Velma, Sha’ul Aharon Rubinshteyn
Reel 74

 
953 74024-74041 Ostroh, Zaslav, Stepan and Olik, Volhynia Province [III.22] 1792
  

a) Megillat Tamuz, 5552, about the miracle in the war between Russia and Poland in Ostroh, 4 pp., Yiddish, calligraphy, 2 copies, Russian
Reel 74

 
953 74024-74041 Ostroh, Zaslav, Stepan and Olik, Volhynia Province [III.22] 1892
  

b) elegies for the martyrs of Zaslav, copy of an old manuscript, Hebrew, with an appendix by the copyist Mendelberg, 1 pp.
printed in Hamelitz, 5652, #195-198, also used by Galant, in 1912
Reel 74

 
953 74024-74041 Ostroh, Zaslav, Stepan and Olik, Volhynia Province [III.22] 1795
  

c) two letters from Mendelberg of Ostroh, dated Wednesday, week of zot ha-brakhah, about Zaslav, Stepan and Olik, in Hebrew, 3 pp.
Reel 74

 
953 74024-74041 Ostroh, Zaslav, Stepan and Olik, Volhynia Province [III.22] undated
  

d) Megillat Stepan (The Scroll of Stepan) about the libel cast on R’ Yoel of Lutsk, Hebrew, 7 pp.
information about Stepan and Olik, by Mendelberg, Hebrew, 4 pp.
Reel 74

 
953 74024-74041 Ostroh, Zaslav, Stepan and Olik, Volhynia Province [III.22] 1740
  

e) inscription on the gravestone of R' Shmuel Eliezer son of Yehudah (Maharsha) in Ostroh, 7 Heshvan, 5501, and his family, Hebrew, 2 pp.
Reel 74

 
954 74042-74043 Ostropol [III.23] 1895
  

stories about the burial of R’ Shimshon of Ostropol, in a letter by Moshe Spiglbord, 11 June, from Ostropol
Reel 74

 
954 74044-74060 Pinczow [III.24] 1894
  

a) Siddur Pintshev, copies of an old prayer book, manuscript from the Pintshev Beit Midrash, dated 5375 (1614), copies made by S. Dubnow, July 1894, 6 pp. Hebrew
Reel 74

 
954 74044-74060 Pinczow [III.24] 1894
  

b) letter from the rabbi of Herzog, R’ Yosef Bera, about the Pintshev Siddur, Hebrew, 2 pp.
Reel 74

 
954 74044-74060 Pinczow [III.24] 1894
  

c) two El mole rakhamims for the martyrs of Pintshev, copies by Yitzhak Meyer Levinshteyn of Koszyce
Reel 74

 
954 74044-74060 Plock [also III.24] undated
  

a) two documents from years 1754 and 1792, about the persecutions and murder of the Plock Jewish elders by the town administration, Polish translations of Hebrew texts excerpted from the synagogue records, 3 pp.
Reel 74

 
954 74044-74060 Plock [III.24] 1894
  

b) letter from Israel Nozyca, 14 February, about the persecutions and murder of the Plock Jewish elders by the town administration
Reel 74

 
955 74061-74066 Pohrebishtche [III.25] 1894
  

miscellaneous stories about the town in a letter by Fishl Guttman to Dubnow, Hebrew, 6 pp.
Reel 74

 
955 74067-74083 Poznan (Poyzn, Posen) [III.26] 1865
  

a) chronicles of the City of Poznan about the persecutions in 1704, 1717, 1736, drawn from Kuntres (notebook, logbook) of Poznan, referred to by Perles in the History of the Jews of Posen (German), Hebrew, 2 pp.
Reel 74

 
955 74067-74083 Poznan (Poyzn, Posen) [III.26] 1891
  

b) elegy for the Fire of Posen, from the book P'nei Yitzhak by R’Yitzhak Khayes, Krakow, 5351, 6 pp., Hebrew
Reel 74

 
955 74067-74083 Poznan (Poyzn, Posen) [III.26] 1796
  

c) penitential recitations for the 5th of Av, the persecutions of 5476 (1706-1707) taken from Kuntres, Dyhernfurth, 5556, 8 pp, Hebrew
Reel 74

 
955 74067-74083 Poznan (Poyzn, Posen) [III.26] 1733
  

d) Even ha-shoham the Onyx Stone, excerpts from the book of responsa, by Eliyakum Getz, Dyhernfurth 5493, regarding the persecutions of 5460-5478 (1700-1718), prepared by Ya'akov Shapiro of Mezrich, Hebrew, 4 pp.
Reel 74

 
955 74067-74083 Poznan (Poyzn, Posen) [III.26] 1803
  

e) excerpts from "Ma'aseh ha-shem" (God’s Deeds), Roedelheim 5513 (1753) about the false accusation in Posen, Shevat 5563, 6 pp., Hebrew
Reel 74
[III.27 not used]

 
955 74084-74087 Pruzany [III.28] 1895
  

excerpt from the community pinkas of Pruzany, 5568-5574 (1808-1814) and other data in a letter from Moshe-Nissan Yanovski, dated first day of hol ha-moed Sukkot, 5656, Hebrew, 4 pp.
Reel 74

 
955 74088-74090 Rasin (Raseiniai) [III.29] 1897
  

story about Pan Stolnik and the repressions of Jews in Rasin and other data, in a letter from the Vilna Rabbi, R’ Finfer, dated 15 Av, 5657, 3 pp., Hebrew
Reel 74

 
956 74091-74120 Ruzhana [III.30] 1660
  

a) selihot (penitential/mourning) prayers for the martyrs of Ruzhana, 5420, copies by Dr. Yosef Chazanovitsh from a general ledger in Ruzhana
Reel 74

 
956 74091-74120 Ruzhana [III.30] 1660
  

b) Da'at kedoshim al harugei Ruzhana 5420 (1660) ve-yihusam, recognizing the victims of Ruzhana killed in 1640 and their lineage, Hebrew, 39 pp., pp. 19, 20 missing
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956 74091-74120 Ruzhana [III.30] undated
  

c) selihot for the martyrs of Ruzhana, written by R’ Shim'on Khozok, transcribed from a manuscript owned by R’ Eliyahu Yafe in Ruzhana, with remarks by S. Dubnow, Hebrew, 4 pp.
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956 74091-74120 Ruzhana [III.30] 1893
  

d) copy of the 5635 (1875) monument for the Ruzhana martyrs of the blood libel of 5420 (1600), R’ Yisrael and R’ Tuviah, plus some notes about the blood libel, in a letter to Dubnow dated 12 Tishrei 5653, sent by Aharon Moshe Mazursky, Ruzhana, with remarks appended by Dubnow, Hebrew and Russian, 4 pp.
Reel 74

 
957 74121-74122 Slonim [III.31] 1764
  

copy of the pinkas of the Bikur Holim Society, transcribed by R’ Yitzhak Shamash in Slonim, Hebrew, 2 pp., also about the pogrom of 5524
Reel 74

 
957 74123 Slutsk [III.32] 1894
  

copy of the pinkas of the hevra kadisha of Slutsk, starting in 5438 (1678), Hebrew, 1 pp.
Reel 74

 
957 74124-74135 Ushitsa Trial [III.33] 1838-1840
  

regarding attacks by local Jews against Jewish informers
a) proceedings of trial, 16 pp., Russian, with Dubnow’s remarks, copy, first 2 pp. are missing
Reel 74

 
957 74124-74135 Ushitsa Trial [III.33] undated
  

b) report of the trial in a letter account of the Litnivetser Mayse, written on stationery of Sh. A. Hornshteyn, Odessa, Russian, 7 pp.
printed in the book Perezhitoe, volume I
Reel 74

 
957 74136-74139 Lublin [III.34] 1902
  

a) lists of Prayers about the Cruelty, translated from a manuscript from Lublin including about the history of Jews in Lublin
copy by Dubnow from a copy by Sh. Nisnboym, Adar 5662, Hebrew, 3 pp.
Reel 74

 
957 74136-74139 Lublin [III.34] 1902
  

b) letters from the kehilla of Lublin dated 1709 (5469), also from 2 Av, 5469 to R’ Aharon Avraham Ber, shtadlan, (intercessor and advocate for the Jewish community) in Oyrikh, regarding help, especially in this difficult time
with great and lavish recommendations, copy to Dubnow, according to a copy sent by Dr. Chazanovitsh, Hebrew, 1 pp.
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Series IV: Pogroms, 1881-1923

19 folders
Scope and Content:

The materials in this series were gathered mostly during Dubnow’s last years in Russia, between 1919 and 1922. Dubnow was then involved in editing the documentary volumes on anti-Jewish pogroms in Russia and he spent considerable time poring over the newly available records of the former imperial archives. In this series, there are reports by government officials and other information about pogroms in the modern era, including those of 1881, 1903, 1905, and 1906. In addition, there are memoranda on the situation of Jews in Russia that were submitted to the Pahlen Commission in 1884, including one written by Dubnow.

FolderPageTitleDate
958 74140-74141 List of files undated
  

(incomplete)
Reel 74

 
959 74142-74217 Reports about pogroms [IV.1] 1881
  

a) information from police precincts, from German newspapers and from miscellaneous reports, April-May 1881, largely in Russian, 68 pp.
Reel 75

 
959 74142-74217 Reports about pogroms [IV.1] 1881-1882
  

b) reports about pogrom agitation and orders, related to the trial of the pogrom perpetrators, May 1881- January 1882, Russian, printed copy, 17 pp.
Reel 75

 
960 74218-74319 Report by Count Kutaisov [IV.2] undated
  

a) about the pogroms of June 1881 in Bessarabia, Poltava Province, and Kiev Province
report by Jews of Yelizavetgrad about the pogroms in Southern Russia, in Kherson Province, printed copies, Russian, 99 pp.
Reel 75

 
960 74218-74319 Report by Count Kutaisov [IV.2] 1923
  

b) addendum to Kutaisov report, 3 pp., Russian
Reel 75

 
961 74320-74326 Report by Prince Shakhovsky [IV.3] 1881-1882
  

about the pogrom in Chernigov Province, August 1881-January 1882, Russian, 7 pp.
Reel 75

 
961 74327-74334 Pogrom in 1881 [IV.4] 1881
  

correspondence about agitation between the police gendarmerie, typed copies, Russian, 8 pp.
Reel 75

 
962 74335-74381 Pogroms of 1882 [IV.5] 1882
  

documents about the pogroms in Podolia, pp. 1-5; Kherson, pp. 6-14; Chernigov, pp. 15-16; Bessarabia, pp. 17-18; Kiev, pp. 19; Yekaterinoslav, pp. 20; Poland, pp. 21-23; general letters about pogroms, pp. 24-26; emigration and groups, pp. 27-29; addenda, pp. 30-46
Reel 75

 
963 74382-74397 Odessa pogroms of 1900 [IV.6] 1900-1902
  

pogrom in Konstantinovka, Lithuania, 1900
Czestochowa pogrom of 1902
the situation in Mohilev, 1902
copies, 16 pp., Russian
Reel 75

 
964 74398-74426 Dubossary blood libel [IV.7] 1903
  

copy, Russian, 29 pp.
Reel 75

 
965 74427-74486 Kishinev pogrom [IV.8] 1903
  

copy, typescript, Russian, 60 pp.
Reel 75

 
966 74487-74497 Homel pogrom and Vitebsk confrontation [IV.9] 1903
  

copy, typescript, Russian, 11 pp.
Reel 75

 
966 74498-74501 Pogroms in 1904 [IV.10] 1904
  

pogroms in Vitebsk and Smola, copies in typescript, 8 pp. folio, Russian
Reel 75

 
966 74502-74518 Pogroms in 1905 [IV.11] 1905
  

pogroms in Zhitomir, Polotsk, Vitebsk, Melitopol, Brest, and Grodno, copies and typescripts, 17 pp., Russian
Reel 75

 
967 74519-74582 Pogroms in 1905 [IV.12] 1905
  

pogroms in Minsk, Saratov, Vitebsk, Skidele, Vilna, Yekaterinoslav, Kishinev, Bessarabia in general, Saratov, Bialystok, Grodno, Kiev, Berdichev, Uman, and Rostov
various circulars prepared by the police department in 1905, about the pogroms, copies, 66 pp., Russian
Reel 75

 
968 74583-74591 Bialystok pogrom [IV.13] 1906
  

copies, typescript, 9 pp., Russian
Reel 75

 
968 74592-74604 Bialystok pogroms [IV.14] 1905-1906
  

copies, typescript, 13 pp., Russian
Reel 75

 
968 74605-74619 Homel pogrom [IV.15] 1906
  

copies, typescript. 15 pp., Russian
Reel 75

 
969 74620-74624 Miscellaneous pogroms, 1903-1907 [IV.16] 1903-1907
  

a) Zvenigorodok, Kishinev, regarding Jewish recruits, Bialystok Pogrom, Siedlce pogrom, the situation in Podolia and Volhynia, copies, typescript, 4 pp., Russian
Reel 75

 
969 74620-74624 Miscellaneous pogroms, 1903-1907 [IV.16] 1905
  

b) telegram to the Ministry of Justice about the pogrom in Melitopol, copy, typescript, 1 pp., Russian
Reel 75

 
970 74625-74643 Court case between residents of Birzai and Count Tyszkiewicz [IV.17] 1892
  

printed copy of decisions of the suit and signature of Tyszkiewicz attorney, Bernard Andreevich Fridman, 19 pp., Russian
Reel 75

 
971 74644-74671 Project of Minister of Interior V.K. Plehve [IV.18] 1904
  

regarding changes in legislation concerning Russian Jews, copy, typescript, 54 pp., Russian
Reel 75

 
972 74672-74682 Prince N. Golitzin’s book [IV.19] 1886
  

excerpt from Istoriia Russkogo Zakonodatel’stva o Evreiakh (The History of Russian Legislation Regarding Jews), volume I, (1649-1825), St. Petersburg, Russian, 14 pp.
Reel 75

 
973 74683-74863 Report on the question of Jews’ education [IV.20] 1886
  

by Georgeevskii, A., to the Pahlen Commission, printed, 314 pp., notes by Dubnow
Reel 75-76

 
974 74864-74917 Review of the Laws Regarding Jews in Russia Today [IV.21] 1883
  

report by Margolis for the Pahlen Commission, Russian
Reel 76

 
975 74918-75052 The Jewish Question and the Pogroms of 1881-1882 [IV.22] undated
  

report for the Pahlen Commission, 248 pp., Russian
Reel 76

 
976 75053-75057 Megillat Shabtai [IV.23] 1893, undated
  

chronicles of the pogrom in the town of Bobovne in the year 5589 (1829), Hebrew, copied from a manuscript by R’ Aharon Yehoshua Tov be-ha-rav Shabtai, 4 pp., undated
clipping from Hamelitz, #37, Ir ha-damim (The City of Blood), by Y. N. Goldberg
Reel 76

 
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Series V: Miscellaneous, 1760-1921

15 folders
Scope and Content:

This series contains a variety of historical documents that often overlap with the above listed materials. Worth mentioning is a collection of family documents of the Dubnow family, including personal documents of Ben-Tsion Dubnow, Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, who was a teacher in Mstislavl.

FolderPageTitleDate
977 75058-75085 General Privilegium und Reglement [V.1] 1912
  

issued by Friedrich II in 1750 for the Jews of Prussia, copy, German
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] 1782
  

a) contract with Michal Parczewski regarding building a house on his parcel of land, Polish, 2 pp., original
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] 1799
  

b) contract, 17 April, regarding leasing a parcel of land in Mstislavl, Polish, 1 pp., original
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] 1825
  

c) script of an administrative decision in connection with a request by Velki (Volf?) Dubnow, son of Ben-Tsion, 21 August, regarding a house
VD was a resident of Mstislavl
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] 1831
  

d) decision about a rental by Velki (Volf?) Dubnow, 29 September, Russian, 2 pp.
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] 1839
  

e) will and testament of Victor (Avigdor), son of Volf Dubnow, 24 August, Russian, 4 pp.
pagination starts with pp. 3, first and second sheets missing
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] 1839
  

f) fragment of will, Hebrew, written in Avigdor (Victor) Dubnow’s hand
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] 1844
  

g) certificate issued to Ben-Tsion Dubnow by the Mstislavl magistrate concerning his father’s (Avigdor’s) will, Russian, 22 January, 4 pp.
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] undated
  

h) blank check, signed by Avigdor Dubnow, Russian
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] 1885
  

i) power of attorney for handling matters in the name of the Christian and Jewish merchants in Mstislavl and requesting permits for brick houses, April, draft, Russian, 2 pp.
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] 1838
  

j) contract between Avigdor (Victor) Dubnow and Yisrael-Isser, son of R’ Mordekhai Khazanov, 23 August, presented to the Mstislavl police, with signatures and approvals, Russian, 2 pp.
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] 1838
  

k) contract with the signatures of Avigdor, son of Rabbi Volf Dubnow, Yisrael-Isser, son of R’ Mordekhai Khazanov, and others, Hebrew, 2 pp., 6 Elul 5598, Mstislavl
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] 1856-1858
  

l) five documents concerning the Jewish School in Mstislavl
(1) to Ben-Tsion Dubnow regarding using his home as a school building, December 3, 1856
(2) to Ben-Tsion Dubnow regarding housing the school in his home, 31 June, 1856
(3) outlines Ben-Tsion Dubnow's role as honorary chairman of the school, 28 January, 1857
(4) request to Ben-Tsion Dubnow to send his annual contribution to the school, 23 January, 1858
(5) receipt for that money
these documents are written on the stationery of the directorship of the Mstislavl school, 12 February, 1858, Russian
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] 1856
  

m) ledger of Ben-Tsion Dubnow as honorary chairman of the Mstislavl Jewish school for the year 1856, 2 pp., Russian
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] 1820
  

n) letter from Avigdor Dubnow to his brother Moshe regarding his rights to the house in Mstislavl, November, Russian, 2 pp.
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] 1843
  

o) certified notice from Hillel Rapoport to Ya'akov, son of David Yakubson, 9 December, regarding decisions of the court in Vilna concerning a house, Russian, 2 pp.
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] 1865
  

p) (1) request from Ben-Tsion, son of Avigdor Dubnow, to borrow money to rebuild his house that had burned down, on the grounds of the royal decree of 1859
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] 1863
  

p) (2) request from Ben-Tsion, son of Avigdor Dubnow, to the head of the Mohilev Province, 31 October, related to the fires of 1858 and 1863 in Mstislavl
written in Mohilev, where Dubnow was temporarily residing, Russian, 2 pp.
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] 1861
  

q) (1) request from Nahman, son of Mordekhai Kahanov of Mstislavl, regarding a debt of 150 rubles, September
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] 1858
  

q) (2) loan document from Leib, son of Avrom Kahanov, dated 14 July, regarding the obligation of Nahman, son of Mordekhai Kahanov, Russian, 2 pp.
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] 1869
  

r) certification to Ben-Tsion, son of Avigdor Dubnow, December, granting permission to live anywhere in Russia, Russian, 2 pp.
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] 1843
  

s) contract regarding residence in the house of Ben-Tsion Dubnow, between himself and Leib Lipshits, dated 1 May, originals with signatures of Dubnow, Lipshits and witnesses, Russian, 2 pp.
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] undated
  

t) mortgage document
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] 1851
  

u) contract drawn by the Mstislavl community about installing a new shoykhet, Shneyer Yitskhok, son of Shmuel Halevy, with signatures of a large number of town balebatim (householders), among them Ben-Tsion Dubnow, 2 pp., Hebrew
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] 1856
  

v) petition for help for Pesach from the community of Mstislavl to Countess Saltykova, as their protector, in connection with the banishment of 1843, 3 pp.
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] 1860
  

w) response to a request to the Mohilev governor from the Mstislavl citizens and merchants’ association, 4 pp.
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] undated
  

x) listing of ma'ot hittim donations in Mstislavl with many names of local balebatim (householders), Hebrew
Reel 76

 
978 75086-75159 Family papers of Simon Dubnow’s grandfather, Ben-Tsion Dubnow [V.2] 1906
  

y) beit din of Mstislavl, judgement dated Monday, 26 Sivan, 5666, regarding house belonging to David, son of Meyer Frumkin and his sister-in-law, shows signatures of beit din and witnesses, Hebrew, 2p.
Reel 76

 
979 75160-75182 Decisions of Lithuanian assessors in the trial of the Vilna Kahal of 1767 [V.3] 1798-1807
  

excerpted from the municipal books of Vilna county, 1799, Polish, 8 pp. numbered 216-220, with signature
Russian translation of the document, 6 pp. numbered 210-215
also copy of the Russian translation written partly by Dubnow himself, undated
another Polish copy of the above excerpt, made on July 12, 1807, pp. 196-203
Reel 76

 
980 75183-75206 Lists [V.4] 1760
  

copied and transcribed in a notebook, 40 pp., Russian
a) translation from a Polish book by the priest Tikulski, Zlosc zydowska (Jewish fury), published in Lemberg (Lvov), pp. 1-7, 15-36
Reel 76

 
980 75183-75206 Lists [V.4] 1794
  

b) excerpt from the book Talmud Stories, Polish, pp. 8
Reel 76

 
980 75183-75206 Lists [V.4] undated
  

c) excerpt from Jewish seforim by the priest Pazdzierski, translated from the Polish into Russian
Reel 76

 
980 75183-75206 Lists [V.4] undated
  

d) listing of 48 Jewish and Christian prisoners arrested in connection with the Velizh trial, Russian
Reel 76

 
980 75183-75206 Lists [V.4] 1817
  

e) letter from the Minister of Education, Count Golitsin, to the Governor of Grodno, dated 6 March, about the annulment of the Velizh blood libel, Russian copy
Reel 76

 
981 75207-75214 Regulating Jewish emigration [V.5] 1890
  

letter, Russian, copy with addenda
letter to the Jewish intelligentsia, Russian, 8 pp.
Reel 76

 
981 75214-75239 Proposal for establishing Jewish caucuses in European parliaments [V.6] 1906
  

by Simon Bernfeld, copy, German, 25 pp.
Reel 76

 
982 75240-75371 Minutes of the committee to publish documents about the blood libel trials in Russia [V.7] 1920
  

meetings during 1919 and 1920, Russian, 133 pp.
missing minutes of the first meeting, one sheet from the second, as well as minutes from the last two sessions
Reel 76

 
983 75372-75438 Velizh trial [V.8] 1816, 1828
  

Grodno, Russian, copies, 65 pp.
Reel 76

 
984 75439-75493 Vilna Archeographic Commission, Northwest, and Southwest [V.9] 1902
  

table of contents of Jewish-related documents, 93 pp., text and prefatory page, Russian, assembled by Dubnow
supplements: two notes by Dubnow regarding documents in the Vilna Archives
a letter from Gurshovsky of Vilna, about the Jewish statutes, Russian, 2 pp., 26 February
Reel 76

 
985 75494-75505 Excerpts from a book by Kostamarov [V.10] 1870
  

prepared by Dubnow, Russian, 8 pp.
Reel 77

 
985 75506-75517 Listings from various Russian periodicals [V.11] 1891-1892
  

list made in Rostov-Don
Istoricheskii Vestnik, 1882-1890
Russkii Arkhiv, 1864-1873
Reel 77

 
985 75506-75517 Listings from various Russian periodicals [V.11] undated
  

list is undated
Kievskaya Starina, 1882
Reel 77

 
985 75518-75519 Nayeste Veltkunde (periodical) [V.12] 1798
  

volume I, #1, January, 4 pp. German
Reel 77

 
985 (Missing) Project to establish the Alliance Israelite [V.13] 1858-1860
  

French, 9 pp.

 
985 75520-75522 Program for the Jewish-Democratic Party [V.14] 1905
  

founded by Bramson et al, St. Petersburg, February, copy, Russian, 3 pp. folio, with remarks by Dubnow in Russian
Reel 77

 
985 75523A–75523H Nahum Sokolow’s letters [V.15] 1906
  

dealing with his work on the history of Jewish emancipation in Western Europe and Jewish representations in parliaments
letters to: Y.L. Goldberg, Dubnow, and others in Vilna and to Heinrich Rosenbaum in Bucharest, Hebrew
Reel 77

 
986 75524-75532 Jewish Education in St. Petersburg [V.16] undated
  

a) proposal for establishing a Jewish religious institute in St. Petersburg, 4 pp., typed, Russian
Reel 77

 
986 75524-75532 Jewish Education in St. Petersburg [V.16] 1911
  

b) minutes of the three meetings of the Pedagogic Council of the Baron Guenzburg Higher Courses in Oriental Studies, St. Petersburg, 3 pp., Russian
Reel 77

 
986 75524-75532 Jewish Education in St. Petersburg [V.16] 1902
  

c) program of the Baron Guenzburg Higher Courses in Oriental Studies, 2 pp., Russian
Reel 77

 
986 75533-75543 Role of the government in the deporting of Jews in the World War, 1914-1915 [V.17] undated
  

report, Russian typescript, 22 pp.
Reel 77

 
986 75544-75550 Jewish expropriators in Yekaterinoslav [V.18] undated
  

a) report of executions of Jews in Yekaterinoslav jails, Russian, typescript, 2 pp.
Reel 77

 
986 75544-75550 Jewish expropriators in Yekaterinoslav [V.18] 1908
  

b) letter from the Yekaterinoslav Police Chief to the rabbi, 20 November
Reel 77

 
986 75544-75550 Jewish expropriators in Yekaterinoslav [V.18] 1906
  

c) letter to the rabbi regarding burial of expropriators, Russian, 4 pp.
the matter occurred in May, the letter is dated 16 December
Reel 77

 
986 75544-75550 Jewish expropriators in Yekaterinoslav [V.18] undated
  

d) copies of letters by B.Y. Toporovsky, who sent the above documents to Dubnow
Reel 77

 
986 75551-75558 World War I in 1914-1915 [V.19] 1914
  

a) report by Georg Brandes on the situation in the war zone on the eastern front, Politicken, 26 October, No. 299, Russian, typescript, 6 pp.
Reel 77

 
986 75551-75558 World War I in 1914-1915 [V.19] 1915
  

b) description of the grave situation by a 13 year-old girl, Russian translation, typescript, 2 pp.
Reel 77

 
987 75559-75563 The disturbances of 1918 [V.20] 1918
  

a) atrocities by Polish legionnaires in the towns, Russian, 3 pp.
Reel 77

 
987 75559-75563 The disturbances of 1918 [V.20] 1918
  

b) report by Y. Kopelovitsh about the polish legionnaires in Starye Dorogi, Russian, 2 pp.
Reel 77

 
987 75564-75585 Archives of the Justice Ministry [V.21] 1798-1800
  

excerpts from various documents, prepared by the Archeographic Commission (continuation from V.9) assembled by Dubnow, Russian
primarily about the Vilna kehilla and its trial, 1799-1800
also about the Jewish delegation to St. Petersburg in 1798
Reel 77

 
987 75586-75587 Book by Dr. M. Friedlander [V.22] 1883
  

Zur geschichte der Blutbeschuldigungen gegen di Juden in Mitlalter un in der Neuzeit … nach die Quellen darzustellen, 1871-1883 (about blood libel since the medieval period), 3rd edition, Vienna, 2 pp., German
Reel 77

 
988 75588 Permission for Rahel Segal to remain in the city in order to prepare for baptism [V.23] 1893
  

photocopy, remarks by Dubnow, St. Petersburg, 14 February
Reel 77

 
988 75589-75590 Approvals for the shas (set of Talmud) [V.24] 1904
  

torn out of a volume of Gemara, printed at the end of the 18th century in Nowy Dwor
approbation letter from the Vilna beit din, 6 Adar, 5463 (1743), Hebrew, 1 pp., in a letter sent to Vilna from Ryazan, 8 June
Reel 77

 
988 (Missing) Ketubah for Avraham Hayim, son of Pinhas and Avigayl, daughter of Mula Aliz Badal [V.25] 1862
  

Bukhara, 10 Adar, 5522, 1pp., Hebrew square lettering

 
988 (Missing) Letter to the Community in Miedzybozh from Teveriah (Tiberias) [V.26] 1821
  

about support for the Sefardim and the grave of R’ Meyer Ba'al ha-Ness, 5481, Hebrew and Aramaic, 1 pp.

 
988 75591 Text for an oath in Yiddish [V.27] 1844
  

printed in Russian transcription, with various signatures, dated 14 July, 1 pp.
Reel 77

 
988 75592 Solicitation to collect folksongs [V.28] 1898
  

by S. Ginzburg and P. Marek, April, Russian, 1 pp.
Reel 77

 
988 75593-75611 Istoricheskii Vestnik [V.29] 1870-1887
  

clippings about Jews, notebook, 15 pp. and 2 pieces numbered 16 and 17
Reel 77

 
989 75612-75621 Clippings from Hamelitz [V.30] 1760
  

a) text of a gravestone, dated Thursday, 17 Iyar 5407
Reel 77

 
989 75612-75621 Clippings from Hamelitz [V.30] undated
  

b) text of memorial to the martyrs (victims) of Zaslav
Reel 77

 
989 75612-75621 Clippings from Hamelitz [V.30] 1892
  

c) Kedoshei Zaslav by Yosef Kantortshik, issues #195 and #198
Reel 77

 
989 75612-75621 Clippings from Hamelitz [V.30] 1893
  

d) R’ Matityahu Delakrut, by Aharon Kaminka, issue #234, 23 October
Reel 77

 
989 75612-75621 Clippings from Hamelitz [V.30] 1894
  

e) salhonim (supplications, prayers), eloquent texts from the pinkas of the bikur holim, dated 5524 (1764)
note from Lvov, about the victims Hayim and Yehoshua Reytsis, Hamelitz #143, dated 23 June
Reel 77

 
989 75612-75621 Clippings from Hamelitz [V.30] 1894
  

f) chronicles of Jews from the Horodno area for the year 5524 (1764) by Sh. Viner, Hamelitz #148
Reel 77

 
989 75612-75621 Clippings from Hamelitz [V.30] 1894
  

g) Memorial Day, by Hillel Shteynshnayder
Reel 77

 
989 75612-75621 Clippings from Hamelitz [V.30] 1894
  

h) listings of the Jewish events in Volhynia, by Yehiel Zatulovsky
Reel 77

 
990 75622-75627 Yiddish and Hebrew clippings from various publications [V.31] 1906
  

a) from Der Veg (The Road), 21 June, about economic terror
Reel 77

 
990 75622-75627 Yiddish and Hebrew clippings from various publications [V.31] 1906
  

b) from Der Veg, 28 July, a letter from Laufman, about anarchism
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990 75622-75627 Yiddish and Hebrew clippings from various publications [V.31] 1906
  

c) from Fraynd (Friend), about Murafa, in Podolia Province
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990 75622-75627 Yiddish and Hebrew clippings from various publications [V.31] 1906
  

d) from Hazman, call from a former member of the Duma of Wyborg, 14 July
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990 75622-75627 Yiddish and Hebrew clippings from various publications [V.31] 1906
  

e) from Hazman, 10 June, about Bialystok pogrom
Reel 77

 
990 75622-75627 Yiddish and Hebrew clippings from various publications [V.31] undated
  

f) from Fraynd, about the martyrs of Pavoloch
Reel 77

 
990 75628-75633 Russian clippings from various publications [V.32] 1890-1921
  

eight clippings about the pogrom in Niezhin vicinity, and other topics
Reel 77

 
991 75634-75635 Clippings from Voskhod [V.33] 1903
  

documents about Jews in Chernigov and Brest Litovsk, from issues #51 and 52, documents dating from 1648 and 1654
Reel 77

 
991 75636-75637 Review of Yevreyskaya Starina [V.34] 1919
  

from volume X, off-print, in Russian, 2 pp.
Reel 77

 
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Series VI: Literaria, 1662-1938

26 folders
Scope and Content:

This series contains biographical materials about notable rabbinical figures, mainly from the territory of Poland.

FolderPageTitleDate
992 75638-75656 Letters from R’ Yosef Levinshteyn [VI.1] 1894-1895, undated
  

about various rabbis in Poland, starting with RaShal (R’ Shloyme Luria) and ReMa (R’ Moshe Isserlis), and also about the earliest Hasidic leaders (R’ David of Makow, the Tishevitser “Moshiakh”), the martyrs of Lublin from 1636, and R' Nahman Adler, Serock, 11 letters, Hebrew
Reel 77

 
993 75657-75664 Introduction to the book Vikuah mayim hayim [VI.2] 1712
  

by R’ Khayim son of Betsalel, Amsterdam, 5472, copy, 8 pp., Hebrew
Reel 77

 
993 75665-75669 Letter from Ya’akov Shapiro [VI.3] 1895
  

about the situation of the rabbis and the state of Hebrew language in 17th century Poland, 10 Elul 5655, Mezrich, 5 pp., with copies of various religious books, Hebrew
Reel 77

 
993 75670-75677 Introduction and approvals to the book Ir-David (City of David) [VI.4] undated
  

by R’ David Lida from the year 1680-1681, about the pogrom in Lvov of 5424 (1664) and the names of the rabbis of that time
written by Meyer Itkin of Kastsyukovitski, Mohilev Gubernia, in a Hebrew letter to Dubnow, 8 pp.
Reel 77

 
994 75678-75679 Excerpts from the book Panim me'irot – responsa [VI.5] 1715
  

by R’ Meyer son of Yitshak of Szydlowce, Amsterdam, 5475, two volumes, and other notes, Hebrew, 2 pp.
Reel 77

 
994 75680-75681 Genealogy records of the Margolius family [VI.6] 1808
  

from manuscript by R’ Tzvi-Hirsh Margolius, dated 5568, sent to Dubnow by Dr. Chazanovitsh with a notation by Yosef Melnik, the copyist, Hebrew, 2 pp.
Reel 77

 
994 75682 Approval by the Rabbi of Maciejow, R’ Shmuel son of Hayim Lanzer [VI.7] 1790
  

approval for Sefer Harefues by Dr. Moyshe Markusi, Poryck, 5550, Hebrew, 1 pp.
Reel 77

 
994 75683-75684 Public notice about the misuse of the quotations and writings of the Gaon of Vilna [VI.8] 1800
  

from the Vilna Calendar for the year 5560, sent to Dubnow by Dr. Chazanovitsh, Hebrew, 2 pp.
Reel 77

 
994 75685-75688 Introduction by Louis Meyer to his autobiography [VI.9] 1871
  

copied from his book, Berlin, German and Hebrew, 4 pp.
Reel 77

 
994 75689-75690 Letter from Feivel Frenkl [VI.10] 1893
  

about R’ Shlomo and his son R’ Yehudah of Lublin and the elegy about their deaths, from the book Shalshelet ha-kabbalah, Kiev, 24 Tamuz 5653, Hebrew, 2 pp.
Reel 77

 
994 75691-75694 Statutes of the Three Kehillot/Communities [VI.11] 1715
  

copy of the book, Altona, Hamburg and Wandsbeck, dated 5475, clothing laws, from the copy in the Strashun Library in Vilna
with comments by Shteynshnayder on Kirya ne’emanah (The Faith of the City), copied by Gershovski, Vilna, 7 pp., Hebrew, with Yiddish mixed in
Reel 77

 
995 75695-75696 Letters and a homily by R’ Azriel Leib Rakovski [VI.12] 1880
  

chief of the beit din of Plock in the year 5640, concerning his rabbinate in Mstislavl, with a remark by Dubnow’s brother, Ze’ev-Volf, Hebrew, 2 pp.
Reel 77

 
995 75697 Appeal of acquittal for the brothers Yehezkel and David [VI.13] 1831
  

sons of R’ Avraham Yehudah-Leib Segal (aka Laybl Vilkiyer) and a request for their support, in the time of their trials in court, issued by the beit din and kehilla of Vilna, with signatures and a seal, 21 Kislev, 5592, original, 1 pp.
Reel 77

 
995 75698-75710 Invocation in honor of the crowning of the Tsar Nicholas in 1894 [VI.14] 1896
  

by Menahem Nahum Litinsky, dated 5656, in the form of a drama, Hebrew, 12 pp.
supplemented by a letter in Hebrew from Litinsky, dated 10 Tamuz 5656, about printing this song as a present to the Emperor, with a remark by Dubnow: “I advised the writer not to commit such a folly,” 1 pp.
Reel 77

 
995 75711-75714 Todah ha-ba'ah le-aharei ha-zeman (Thanks that came too late) [VI.15] 1878
  

by Yehudah Leib Gordon, composed in 5638, not printed for reasons of censorship
copy by Ya’akov Bohuslavsky of Nikolayev, Hebrew, 3 pp.
supplementary letter from Y. Bohuslavsky about the manuscript and a remark by Dubnow that it is to be printed in the future as a “curiosum” with a short introduction
Reel 77

 
996 75715-75762 Teater fun Khasidim undated
  

in 3 separate acts, performed in Lvov, 1839-1843
printed in Historishe Shriftn
Reel 77

 
997 75763-75815 Responsa between Lithuanian and Lubavich Rebbes and the rabbis of the surrounding areas ca.1820-1829
  

handwritten notebook
Reel 77

 
998 75816-75969 Sefer beit Aharon 1843
  

by Rabbi Aharon of Karlin
notebook of copies of letters and miscellaneous other documents by Hasidic rabbis
bears the seal of the YIVO Archives in Vilna, and a note sent by A. Federman of Luck
YIVO sent it to Dubnow
Reel 77

 
999 75970-76034 Sihot ha-Ran ve-sippurim me-R’ Nahman mi-Bratslav 1891
  

Bratslaver homilies and stories, manuscript, 5586 (1826), with Dubnow’s written comments and annotations
received from Ya’akov Shapiro from Berdichev, Poland, Nissan, 5651
numbered “Hasidiana No. 9” and “VII.8”
Reel 77

 
1000 76035-76107 Personal documents of Polish inhabitants of Vilna, 17th-19th centuries 1863-1872
  

includes a last will, and documents related to disposition of real estate property in Vilna, Polish and Latin
several documents regarding properties in Warsaw and Nowy Dwor belonging to the couple Leib vel Ludwik Feigin and Braindel vel Barbara Muhlrad Feigin
Reel 77

 
1001 76108-76119 Chronicle of the blood libel in Mezrich in the year 5576 (1815-1816) 1892
  

Ya’akov Shapiro, 5652
Reel 77

 
1001 76120 Bukharan ketubah 1662
  

dated 5422
Reel 77

 
1001 76121 Receipt for toll duty paid by a Jew 1849
  

Warsaw
Reel 77

 
1001 76122 Letter by Dubnow about the blood libel in Telsiai in 1827 undated
  

Reel 77

 
1002 76123-76140 Documents and correspondence with O. Grunenberg 1890
  

about anti-Jewish statements made by officials in Mstislavl
Reel 77

 
1003 76141-76146 Genesis of a ritual lie 1882, 1913
  

article by Dubnow about blood libels, written in connection with the Beilis trial, printed in Dien, 1913
a circular by Lutostansky about his book on blood libels, 1882
Reel 77

 
1004 76147-76223 The debate (kultur-kampf) in the Odessa branch of the Hevrei Mefitzei Haskalah 1901-1902
  

about establishing a national Jewish school network in Russia
includes letters by F. Lander, secretary of the Odessa branch, to Dubnow, about initiating teacher training courses and Dubnow’s suggestion about reforming the program in line with the spirit of the Jewish schools
Reel 77

 
1005 76224-76243 Kishinev Pogrom, April 20, 1903 1903
  

correspondence, appeal in Hebrew, by Agudat Soferim Ivri'im (The Union of Hebrew Writers)
drafts by Dubnow, including a letter for L. Tolstoy’s signature and an article in Voskhod confiscated by the censor
a letter to M. Dizengoff
Reel 77

 
1006 76244-76248 Projected declaration by Russian Jewry about the patriotic duty of Jews in wartime and about the hopes of achieving equality 1915
  

copies, includes Dubnow’s editorial comments, January
Reel 77

 
1007 76249-76290 Zurich conference about Jewish rights 1927
  

speech by Dubnow, report, dispatches by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, press reports in Yiddish, German, Russian
Reel 78

 
1008 76291-76299 Shalom Schwarzbard trial 1927
  

press statements
Reel 78

 
1009 76300-76308 Enquiry from Funk and Wagnall publishers about Jesus 1899-1901
  

correspondence with Dubnow, K. Kohler, Nahum Sokolow and others
Reel 78

 
1010 76309-76316 Manuscript about the town Wilki undated
  

by Avraham Yehudah-Leib ben Mordekhai Markus
Reel 78

 
1011 76317-76332 Dubnow’s answers responses to the greetings on his 70th birthday 1930
  

notes, envelopes
Reel 78

 
1012 76333-76373 Sefer Megillas Sedorim Lehisaneg Lifney Heykhal Oyneg 1884
  

Prague, 5551-5552 (1791-1792), by R’ Yehuda, son of Mordekhai ha-Levi, Ish Hurvits, Warsaw
reprint, with Dubnow’s written comments (a parody, a debate between a Talmudist and a Kabbalist)
Reel 78

 
1013 76374-76567 Books from Dubnow’s library 1895-1899
  

Isaac Hirsch Weiss, Zikhronotai (My Memoirs), Warsaw 5655 (1895)
Be’er Yitzhak (Isaac’s Well) by David Ber Natansohn, Warsaw, 1899, with Dubnow’s marginalia
the two books were bought in December 1950 from the bookstore of Veri Fisher who had acquired it from Dr. Louis Levin, Breslau
Reel 78

 
1014 76568-76596 Dubnow’s memoirs 1932-1933, undated
  

clippings of chapters published in Folksblat, Der Tog and Di Tsukunft
Sh. Niger’s articles about the memoirs, 1932-1933
Reel 78

 
1015 76597-76760 World History of the Jewish People undated
  

Russian manuscripts of volume III
Reel 78

 
1016 76761-77032 World History of the Jewish People 1936
  

proofs of the German edition of volume I
Reel 78

 
1017 77033-77080 Various articles by Dubnow 1927-1938
  

including articles about:
a 1927 conference
national liberation movements
World Jewish Congress in the years 1935-1938
Soviet Russia and the Jews, 1928
Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian
Reel 79

 
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Series VII: Letters to Dubnow, 1885-1931, 1961

26 folders
Scope and Content:

This series consists of letters written to Dubnow. A large part of the series consists of letters from zamlers (collectors) from the 1890s who participated in the search for Jewish historical materials. The correspondence is replete with discussions about documents, their location, availability, etc. The other letters in this series are from fellow historians and other scholars, including Yitzhak Antonovski, Martin Buber, Shim’on Goldlast, Elias Tcherikower, Maxim Vinaver, Max Weinreich, and Chaim Zhitlowsky. The number of letters is in parentheses.

FolderPageTitleDate
1018 77081-77087 Dubnow’s ad-hoc notes on the envelopes undated
  

Reel 79

 
1019 77088-77102 Aleph א 1894-1896, 1924-1931
  

Shmuel Alexandrovich, Bobruisk, (1), 5655 (1895)
Vitali A. Olkin, Riga, (2), 1894
Yitzhak Antonovski, Odessa, (1), 5656 (1896)
Simhah Assaf, Jerusalem, (2), 5684-5685, 5691 (1924-1925 and 1931)
Reel 79

 
1020 77103-77139 Beys ב 1891-1900, 1931
  

Barukh Bobis, (1), 1893
Martin Buber, (1), 1931
Ben-Tsion Baranov (1), 1891
A. B. Bialostotski, Mezrich, (2), 1891
M. Buber, Ostroh, Volhynia, (4), 1894
Shmaryahu Beylin, (4), 1893-1897
Shakhnah-Meyer Bernshteyn, Ozorkow, (2), 1892
Shloyme-Meyer Bernshteyn, Kedainia, (1)
Mathias Bersohn, Warsaw, (5), 1895
A. Bramson, (3), and documents, 1899-1900
Reel 79

 
1021 77140-77220 Gimel ג 1892-1927
  

Eliahu ha-Levi Gabrielev, Nesvizh, 1893
Shim'on Goldlast, Lomza, (1), 5652 (1892)
Hirsh-Leib Goldenberg, Bohuslav (2), 5655 (1895)
Yitzhak-Meyer Granetman, Pinczow, (1)
Nahum Grinhauz, and Simhah Koptshik
Trakiai, (1), 5654 (1894) and Dubnow’s answer
Shakhnah Grinfeld, Barandovka, (2), 5654 (1894)
Grinfeld hareini ba-sadeh, (2)
Yuli Gessen, (13)
Girshovsky, (10), 1895
L. Gots, Gorodok (3), 1893-1894
Ila Galant, (6), 1896-1927
Reel 79

 
1022 77221-77287 Gimel-Hey ג-ה 1892-1931
  

Yosef-Hayim Dorozhko, (1)
A. Druyanov, (1), 1902
M. Halperin, (1), 1895
Shmuel Abba Horodetsky, (4), 1895-1931
Iser Hutin, Rostov-Don (2), 1925
A. Sh. Hirshberg, (1), 1897
Girshovsky, (24), 1892-1895
Reel 79

 
1023 77288-77298 Vov ו 1893-1896, 1931
  

Volf Vaynshteyn, Kishinev, (1), 1894
Yehudah-Leib Vaysman, Lipoviets, gravestone inscriptions, (2), 1893-1896
Shmuel-Tzvi Veltsman, Kalisz, (3), 5654 (1894)
M. Vilenski, Berlin, (1), 1931
Reel 79

 
1024 77299-77345 Vov ו 1921-1925
  

Maxim Vinaver, Paris, (3), 1922-1923
17 letters from Dubnow to Vinaver, 1921-1925
Reel 79

 
1025 77346-77364 Zayin-Khes ז-ח 1892-1897
  

D. Z. Zakharin, Odessa, (1), 1896
A. Zaks, Lubashovka (1)
Shmuel Zilbershteyn, Warsaw, (1), 1893, also a copy of a letter from Zilbershteyn to A. E. Landau
Khayim Ziskind, Berdichev, (1), 1897
N. Zlatkin, Rostov, (2), 1892
M. Khazan, Polonaya, (2), 1894
Shalom ha-Kohen Kharif, Zaslav, (1)
Reel 79

 
1026 77365-77396 Khes-Khaf ח-כ 1885-1900, 1931
  

Avraham Taub, Timisvar, (German) (1), 1931
V. Turbov, Kronsch (1), 1894
Pinhas ha-Kohen Turberg, Jedwabne, (5), 1894-1895
Sholem Yampolsky, (1), 1895
Hirsh Yofe, Homel, (4), 1892-1896
B. Chawkin, Lodz, (1), 1892
Dr. Yosef Chazanovitsh, (10), 1885-1900
Reel 79

 
1027 77397-77416 Lamed-Mem ל-מ 1888-1898
  

A. Leon (1), 1892
Mordekhai-Nahum Litinsky, Mohilev, Podolski (2), 1892
Yisrael Levi, St. Petersburg, (3), 1889-1890
Yitzhak-Meyer Levinshteyn, Kosice, (1), 5654 (1894)
Aharon Levit, Kishinev, (1)
Ya'akov Marshak, Warsaw, (1) 1896
Hayim Volf Margolis, Dubno, (2), 1893-1894
Mendel Bik, Ostroh, (2), 1888
Aharon-Moshe Mazurski, Ruzhana, Brody Gubernia, (1), 1898
Reel 79

 
1028 77417-77453 Nun-Ayin נ-ע 1892-1899, 1928
  

Yitzhak Nisenbaum (1), 1895
Shlomo Nisenbaum, Lublin (1), 1899
Moshe Nashburg, Avrutch, (1), 1893
Isser Nastoshkin (1), 1895
Semyon M. Stanislavsky, Yekaterinoslav, (2), 1894
B. Segal, Zagare, Kovno Province, (2), 1894
L. N. Etinger, Velizh, Vitebsk Province, (1), 1892
Moshe Ehrlich, Lublin, (4), 1928
Reel 79

 
1029 77454-77490 Pey-Fey פ-פֿ 1891-1898, 1931
  

Shmuel Figit, Yekaterinoslav (1)
D. Pinsker, Odessa, (1), 1893
V. D. Pevzner (1), 1893
Pinhas Pesis, Kovel (1), 1892
Avraham-Leib Faynshteyn, Brest-Litovsk, (1), 1892
Yosef-Zundel Finkelshteyn (1), 1892
Hayim Dov-Berish Fridberg, (5), Antwerp, (3), 1931
L. Fridland, St. Petersburg, (1), 1893
Yisrael Fridlander, Berlin, (2), 1898
Bernard A. Fridman, Birzai, (5), 1891-1892
Reel 79

 
1030 77491-77516 Kuf ק 1888-1898
  

Sha'ul Kazarnovsky, Lyadi, (2), 1893
Moshe Kalmasohn, (2), 1888-1889
Yosef Kantortshik, (1), 1896
Ben-Tsion Katz, Dobre, (1), 1894
A. Kraushar, Warsaw, (1), 1896
Hirsh Krasnik, Petropavlovsk, (1), 1898
Koszycki, Ostroh, (1), 1896
M. Kreynin, Moscow, (2), 1894
Fadya M. Kreynin, Kritshev, Mohilever Gubernia, (1), 1895
Reel 79

 
1031 77517-77527 Resh ר 1892-1903, 1931
  

M. Rabinovich, Jerusalem, (1), 5691 (1931)
Shalom Rabinovich (Sholem Aleichem), Odessa, (1), 1892
Sha'ul B. Rabinovich, Pinsk, (1), 1903
A. R. Rosenthal, Vilna, (1), 1895
Ber-Leib (Dov-Yehudah) Rasin, (2), 1892
Emanuel Ringelblum, Warsaw, (1), no date
Ben-Tsion, Vorovel, (1), 1892
Reel 79

 
1032 77528-77558 Shin ש 1891-1910, 1928-1932
  

Dr. Moshe Schorr, Vienna, (3), 1900
Avraham Szwadron, Jerusalem, (2), 1928-1932
Simhe Scherzer, Zhadove, (1), 1931
S. L. Shneyerson, Warsaw (3), 1891-1893
Ya'akov Shapiro, Mezrich, (4), 1892
Shefer, Rasin, (1), 1904
L. Sklar, 1910
L. Shulman, Kiev, (1), 1893
Reel 79

 
1033 77559-77566 Unidentified letters undated
  

also documents sent along with letters
Reel 79

 
1034 77567-77646 Various materials about Dubnow collected by Riva Tcherikower 1916, undated
  

including:
permission for temporary residence in Finland, 1916
Dubnow celebrations
Dubnow exhibits
Reel 79

 
1035 77647-77749 Various materials about Dubnow collected by Riva Tcherikower 1961
  

catalogues of Dubnow exhibits at YIVO
Reel 79

 
1036 77750-77833 Various materials about Dubnow collected by Riva Tcherikower undated
  

news clippings about Dubnow
Reel 79

 
1037 77834-77905 Copies of letters from S. Dubnow undated
  

Yosef Opatoshu
Leon Baratz
G. Binshtok
Dina Garfinkel
Reel 80

 
1038 77906-77924 Copies of letters from S. Dubnow undated
  

Max Weinreich (also some from Weinreich)
to M. Vishniak
Chaim Zhitlowsky
L. Chazanovitsh
S. Dingol
L. Toybsh
Reel 80

 
1039 77925-77986 Copies of letters from S. Dubnow undated
  

Daniel Charney
Reel 80

 
1040 77987-78069 Copies of letters from S. Dubnow undated
  

the Jewish Youth Library in Rio de Janeiro
the J. National Workers (Labor) Farband (later known as Labor-Zionist Alliance)
Nathan Chanin (at the Arbeter Ring)
V. Latsky
Shmuel Lifshitz
Jacob Lestchinsky
Reel 80

 
1041 78070-78163 Copies of letters from S. Dubnow undated
  

David Movshovitsh
Reel 80

 
1042 78164-78198 Copies of letters from S. Dubnow undated
  

M. Sudarsky
Bertha Emanuel
the Peretz-Society, New York
Fridlander
L. Koenig
Shim’on Rabinovitsh
S. Rosenfeld
Y. Rayzman
S. Reznik
Shapiro, of Der Tog
Reel 80

 
1043 78199-78269 Copies of letters from S. Dubnow undated
  

Ya’akov Shatzky
Yitzhak N. Shteynberg
correspondence regarding distribution of the book Yidishe Geshikhte far Kinder (History of the Jews for Children) with Lipe Lehrer and Elias Tcherikower
Reel 80

 
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