Guide to the Vilna Collection
1872, 1884, 1900-1940
(bulk 1917-1940)

RG 29, Series 2

Processed by Shloyme Krystal.  Finding edited by Rivka Schiller and Marek Web with the assistance of a grant from the Gruss Lipper Family Foundation. Additional processing by Rachel S. Harrison.

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Rachel Harrison in February 2012. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: YIVO Archives
Title: Vilna Collection
Dates:1872, 1884, 1900-1940
Dates:bulk 1917-1940
Abstract: This collection consists of correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, financial records, statistical surveys, election materials, announcements, flyers, and other materials related to Jewish life in Vilna during the inter-war period. Documents of earlier years are also included.
Languages: The collection is in Yiddish, Polish, Hebrew, German, Russian some Lithuanian, English, and Latin.
Quantity: 5.625 linear feet
Identification: RG 29, Series 2
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Historical Note

The documents in this subject collection reflect the experience of the Jews of Vilna in the inter-war period. During and after World War I, various relief committees were developed to aid the Jewish community. Among those organizations that served the needs of the Jewish people of Vilna were those focused on health care, education, social welfare, economic needs, cultural outlets, political parties and groups, and a spectrum of religious organizations. Until 1915, Vilna was part of the Russian Empire, at which point the German army occupied the city from 1915 until early 1918. The city was then under Soviet occupation from 1918-1920. Poland, Soviet Russia and Lithuania then fought for possession of the city for several years until it officially became part of the Polish Republic in 1922. Vilna was part of Poland until its annexation by the Russians in 1939. The city was subsequently invaded by the Nazis in 1941.

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Scope and Content Note

These materials are, for the most part, representative of various Jewish organizations and institutions active in Vilna prior to World War II. These records were part of the YIVO Vilna Archives which were taken by the Germans in 1942 and recovered from the premises of the NSDAP Institut zur Erforschung der Judenfrage (The Institute for the Study of the Jewish question) in Frankfurt am Main and sent to YIVO in New York City in 1947. The collection consists of correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, lists, financial records, statistical surveys, leaflets, posters, and other material relating to Jewish life in Vilna circa 1900-1940, the bulk of which date circa 1917-1940. These materials relate to the following categories, although they are not strictly arranged in this way.

Communal and social welfare organizations – among them are HIAS, ORT, OSE/TOZ, Tsentraler Hilfs Komitet (Central Relief Committee), YEKOPO (Jewish War Relief Committee), JDC (Joint Distribution Committee), and AJRF (American Joint Reconstruction Foundation). Also included are charity organizations (e.g. Linat Hatzedek, Achva, Ezra, Agudat Achim), orphanages and old age homes, child-care agencies, soup kitchens, subsidized school kitchens, societies to assist the ill and poor (e.g. Gemiles Khesed, Mishmeret Kholim, Kasa Chorych, etc.), and interest-free loan associations (e.g. CEKABE, Dwora Esther Free-Loan Association, Bafrayung Free-Loan Society, and the Central Jewish Peoples’ Cooperative Bank).

Educational and cultural institutions – schools (e.g. the Tarbut Teachers’ Seminary, TSYSHO, Shul-kult, Hevrah Mefitsei Haskalah, Takhkemani, Tushia, Herzlia), cultural and scientific societies (e.g. Der bin (The Bee), Jewish Scientific Society, S. Ansky Historical and Ethnographic Society, Kultur lige, Yidisher Kultur Fareyn (Jewish Culture Society), Tiferes Bachurim,), private study groups, artists clubs (e.g. the Jewish Arts Society), musical societies (e.g. the Jewish Music Society), libraries (e.g. the Strashun Library), language clubs (e.g. the Jewish Esperanto Association, Lovers of the Hebrew Language), theater groups (e.g. Friends of the Yiddish Theater), and publishing houses and publications (Kletzkin and Ahiasaf publishing houses, Grininke beymelekh (Green Trees), Der shtern (The Star), Vilner tog (Vilna Day), Kol mevasser (The Herald), Fraye shriftn (Free Writings), and Der vilner ekspres (The Vilna Express)).

Political organizations – election leaflets and questionnaires for organizations such as Hapoel Hatzair, Hashomer Hatzair, Histadrut Hehalutz, Hovevei Zion, Ze’irei Zion, Gordonia, Keren Hayesod, Betar, Agudas Israel, the Bund, and the Jewish Democratic Party (the Folkspartey).

Religious institutions, yeshivot, synagogues, study groups – included are religious appeals and letters from rabbis, the Taharat Hakodesh Synagogue, the Beit Haknesset Hagadol (Great Synagogue), the Poalei Zedek Synagogue, and the Kabronishe Synagogue.

Official government, municipal and legal documents – election leaflets pertaining to the Sejm (Polish Parliament), City Council, and the Vilna Kehillah, minutes, budgets, and reports of the Vilna municipality, statistical population studies, census forms, tax decrees, and manifests.

Trade unions and professional association – included are the Union of Garment Workers, the Trade Union of Industrial and Commercial Employees, the Union of Metal Workers, the Union of Bakery Workers, the Association of Jewish Writers and Journalists, the Association of Jewish Physicians, and the Union of Medical personnel.

Also included within this collection are memoirs about World War I, as well as accounts of pogroms and persecution of the Jews, c.1917-1919, and materials on the German occupation during World War I and the Soviet occupation, 1918-1920. There are also general statistical materials on the Jewish and non-Jewish population of Vilna, 1916-1920, records relating to Soviet and Lithuanian rule, and materials on refugees, 1939-1940.

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Arrangement

This is a subject collection that relates to the inter-war Jewish community in Vilna. The collection is comprised of discrete pages that were once part of various collections in the YIVO Archives in Vilna. Record Group 29 is divided into two chronological series. Series 1 (c.1822-1917) covers the period leading up to the end of World War I. Series 2 (c.1900-1940) pertains to Vilna in the interwar period.

The criterion employed for the arrangement of this collection is topical in nature. Documents are generally arranged according to the names of the societies, organizations, associations, and institutions to which they pertained. The collection is comprised of 263 folders. Materials in this collection are in a variety of languages, primarily Yiddish, Polish, Hebrew, Russian, as well as some Lithuanian and English.

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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

Related material can be found in various collections in the YIVO Vilna Archives which contain similar geographic and historical content about Vilna Jewry. The YIVO Archives have a great many other collections about Jews in Poland and the Russian Empire. Among these are the Poland (Vilna) Collection RG 28; Vilna Jewish Community Council, RG 10; the Papers of Hirsz Abramowicz, who was the director of Hilf Durkh Arbet, RG 446; Records of Hevra Mefitsei Haskalah Society, RG 22; Records of the ORT Society, RG 47, and the ORT Vocational School (Vilna) RG 21; Records of OSE-TOZ, RG 53; Papers of Tsemakh Szabad, RG 19; Records of Tarbut Hebrew Teachers Seminary (Vilna), RG 23; Records of Vaad Hayeshivot (Vilna), RG 25; Records of TSYSHO (Tsentrale Yidishe Shul Organizatsye), RG 48; Papers of Khaykl Lunski, RG 58; and many others.

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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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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Vilna Collection; RG 29, Series 2; folder number; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

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Acquisition Information

These records were part of the YIVO Vilna Archives which were taken by the Germans during World War II and recovered by YIVO New York in 1947.

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Processing information

Arranged by Shloyme Krystal. Edited by Rivka Schiller with the assistance of a grant from the Gruss Lipper Family Foundation, 2006. Additional processing completed in 2012.

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Container List

 

Vilna Collection, 1872, 1884, 1900-1940

5.625 linear feet
Folder TitleDate
1 Vilna City Council 1918-1935
  

budget
minutes
(from Tsemakh Szabad papers)

 
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2 Vilna City Council 1919-1928
  

minutes
budgets
reports

 
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3 Vilna City Mayor 1919-1926
  

published announcements about city taxes and fees

 
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4 Vilna City Municipality 1920s
  

various announcements and decrees regarding taxes, mandatory education, inoculation against cholera, etc.
(from Tsemakh Szabad papers)

 
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5 Elections to the Vilna City Council 1918
  

reports from Jewish voting districts

 
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6 Vilna City Council 1925-1935
  

Technical Commission report, 1925
audit report, 1935
electricity expenses
other municipal matters
(from Tsemakh Szabad papers)

 
Folder TitleDate
7 Register of tenants residing at 15 Witoldowa Street, Vilna 1925-1926
  

 
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8 Health Care Organization (Kasa Chorych) 1922-1923
  

statutes
(from J. Rafes papers)

 
Folder TitleDate
9 Health Care Organization (Kasa Chorych) 1923-1938
  

various documents and lists

 
Folder TitleDate
10 Committee to Aid the Unemployed in the Vilna Region 1937-1938
  

Winter report on activities

 
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11 Revolutionary Committee of Lithuania 1919
  

various materials

 
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12 Accounts about the pogrom in Vabalnik (Vabalninkas) 1919
  

 
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13 Leaflet condemning the riot on July 2, 1922 1922
  

in which two people died and several Jews were beaten up

 
Folder TitleDate
14 Vilna under the German occupation 1916-1919
  

official notices
(German, Polish, Yiddish, Lithuanian)

 
Folder TitleDate
15 Committee to Fight the Persecution of the Jews in Germany 1933-1934
  

minutes of meetings

 
Folder TitleDate
16 Committee to Fight the Persecution of the Jews in Germany 1933
  

leaflets

 
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17 Committee to Fight the Persecution of the Jews in Germany 1934
  

correspondence

 
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18 A business agreement to open a restaurant 1918
  

(Russian)

 
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19 Miscellaneous rabbinical materials 1872, 1884, 1918, undated
  

miscellaneous bills, expenses
ketuba

 
Folder TitleDate
19.1 Materials from synagogues 1900-1920
  

sermons, communal fundraising appeals for children who do not have prayer shawls, announcements about cantors and yahrtzeit observances
for specific synagogues and religious societies

 
Folder TitleDate
19.2 Letters from rabbis undated
  

how to pray for rain
how to write a mourning announcement for a great tzaddik
announcement telling the community to pray in a crisis

 
Folder TitleDate
20 Central Jewish Cooperative Bank of Vilna 1921-1932
  

invitations to general annual bank meetings, 5/18/21, 11/18/28, 5/25/31
bank statements
deposit slips
receipts
letter requesting aid for the town of Iwie, due to a recent fire on 5/15/29 that destroyed the local Jewish Peoples’ Cooperative Bank
correspondence
bank account books

 
Folder TitleDate
21 Association of Retail Merchants of the Vilna Region (klaynhendler) 1917-1938
  

correspondence with individuals
Dos Vort newspaper, 1928
invitations to general meetings
thank you letter to Zalmen Reisen of the Tog, 9/8/27

 
Folder TitleDate
22 Cooperative Bafrayung (Liberation) 1920-1923
  

receipts
blank bank notes
correspondence, 1920
agreement signed between the Kehillah and the cooperatives Bafrayung, Tsukunft and others, 4/15/20
invitation to the general Bafrayung meeting, 3/25/23

 
Folder TitleDate
23 Bank of the Association of Merchants and Manufacturers 1934-1935
  

correspondence
bank balance as of 1/1/34

 
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24 Central Jewish Cooperative Bank of Vilna 1930-1932
  

general finance reports

 
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25 Central Jewish Cooperative Bank of Vilna 1934-1936
  

general finance reports

 
Folder TitleDate
26 Central Jewish Cooperative Bank of Vilna 1937-1938
  

general finance reports

 
Folder TitleDate
27 General Jewish Association of Craftsmen (Artisans) 1917-1937
  

primarily information about apprenticeships and courses of instruction for adolescents

 
Folder TitleDate
28 General Jewish Association of Craftsmen (Artisans) 1918, undated
  

leaflets about:
membership registration
various Association sectors and corresponding members
elections propaganda

 
Folder TitleDate
29 Lists of Vilna merchants according to business category undated
  

 
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30 Association of Merchants and Manufacturers 1919-1934
  

correspondence, c.1919
meeting program, 3/20/34
notice requesting the involvement of individuals in the Association
finance records
general meeting invitations
open letter from the Vilna craftsmen to Warsaw members of the Association

 
Folder TitleDate
31 Association of Merchants and Manufacturers 1917-1921
  

3 notices

 
Folder TitleDate
32 Association of Merchants and Manufacturers 1916
  

questionnaire and corresponding answers

 
Folder TitleDate
33 Cooperative Arbayter (Worker) 1916-1923
  

invitations and notices regarding upcoming general meetings, 1921, 1923
stamps
payment notices
finance accounts
minutes, 1916, 1919-1920
balance for 1920
correspondence, especially with the Kehillah

 
Folder TitleDate
34 Vilna Manufacturing Cooperatives 1916-1923
  

correspondence
finance accounts
circular about the recent establishment of various workshops
advertisement for the sale of electrical appliances
meeting invitations

 
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35 Cooperative Taharat Hakodesh Synagogue 1915-1918
  

financial statements
bills
correspondence

 
Folder TitleDate
36 Cooperative Taharat Hakodesh Synagogue 1915-1918
  

same as above

 
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37 Jewish Mutual Insurance Company 1913-1914
  

statutes

 
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38 Rules and regulations about the sale and slaughter of cattle and other animals 1936
  

 
Folder TitleDate
39 Leaflets protesting excessive prices undated
  

handwritten and printed

 
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40 Announcements about using the communal baths (mikva) 1914, undated
  

Yiddish, Polish

 
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41 CEKABE (Central Organization for the Support of Interest-Free Credit) 1933-1934
  

correspondence, 1933-1934
monthly questionnaires, c.1933
statutes of the Gemilas Khesed Society, undated

 
Folder TitleDate
42 Gemilas Khesed 1935–1936
  

finance reports of Vilna district (Yiddish)

 
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43 Mishmeret Kholim (and related charities) 1920s
  

leaflets about charity donations
Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian

 
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44 Mishmeret Kholim 1910-1939
  

correspondence, various years

 
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45 Mishmeret Kholim 1917-1928
  

meeting invitations, 1920-1921
soup kitchen ticket, 1917-1918
receipts, 1921, 1928
ambulatory: daily hours of hospital departments
stamps

 
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46 Vilna Jewish Aid Committee 1915-1926
  

stubs of aid distributed
register of recipients
miscellaneous

 
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47 Agudat Achim aid society 1916-1918
  

promissory notes, 1917-1918
register of aid distributed
letter from an unemployed man requesting financial assistance
sign for theatrical performance sponsored by Agudat Achim

 
Folder TitleDate
48 Association Nichum Avelim (charity to aid families in mourning over the deaths of loved ones) 1921-1930
  

loan statements, 1924, 1927-1929
meeting invitations (duplicates), 1921, 1928
statutes and leaflets
donation requests, 1925
authorization notes, 1925
payment verification letter, 1930
memorial anniversary (yortsayt) reminder notices
circulars

 
Folder TitleDate
49 Association to Help Jewish Orphans 1923-1932
  

"list of orphans, 1923
meeting invitation, 1932
invitation, 1932 "

 
Folder TitleDate
50 Gemilas Khesed 1917, 1935
  

Sheva Kiruyim
Oseh Khesed
YEKOPO

 
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51 Somech Noflim Fund undated
  

 
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52 Home for the Aged 1916-1935
  

notice about theft of 2 cows
finance reports, 1916, 1920
leaflets requesting financial assistance
list of assets in 1890

 
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53 Home for the Aged 1915-1936
  

leaflets and correspondence

 
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54 Charitable organization, Achva (Brotherhood) 1917-1918
  

minutes

 
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55 Charitable organization, Achva (Brotherhood) 1915-1917
  

finance records (balances)

 
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56 Charitable organizations: Achva, Achiezer, Agudat Achim, Ezra 1916-1918
  

includes notices about upcoming and recent meetings, especially in regard to the Jewish bread bakers
blank membership card
circular requesting that people donate to the charitable fund for free bread, 1918
bread coupons
finance report, 1916

 
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57 Beit Lekhem 1917, undated
  

bread coupons
circular requesting donations

 
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58 Kinder Farzorgung Society (Children’s Care) 1911-1919
  

correspondence
expenses

 
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59 Public kitchen undated
  

bylaws

 
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60 Matn-Beseyser (Charity given anonymously) 1916
  

leaflets about donations
notice about upcoming meeting

 
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61 Gemilas Khesed Sheni 1907-1908
  

minutes
elegies

 
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62 Hakhnoses-Orkhim c.1924
  

leaflets calling for financial contributions
blank contributions form

 
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63 Linat Hatzedek (Sokolka) 1926-1933
  

finance reports and minutes

 
Folder TitleDate
64 Dwora Esther Free-Loan Association 1921-1928
  

minutes
correspondence
leaflet

 
Folder TitleDate
65 Jewish free-loan societies in Vilna 1905-1933
  

miscellaneous records, minutes
loans given to street peddlars

 
Folder TitleDate
66 Leaflet against begging 1935
  

 
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67 Jewish Committee to Aid the Unemployed 1926, 1939
  

food stamps
general meeting invitation
correspondence with the Jewish Teachers’ Association relating to the establishment of a soup kitchen
letter to Dr. Szabad thanking him for his recent help in establishing a soup kitchen

 
Folder TitleDate
68 Charitable societies 1919
  

Jewish Aid Committee in Oszmiana, 1919
Hovevei Zion Society
Home for the Aged in Jerusalem

 
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69 Charitable societies 1925-1929
  

Committee To Aid the Victims of the Pogrom in Palestine, 1929
Hadassah Medical Organization, 1925

 
Folder TitleDate
70 Report about free-loan associations in Vilna District undated
  

pp. 7-9 only

 
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71 YEKOPO (Jewish Relief Committee for War Victims) 1923-1928
  

documents about the establishment of a YEKOPO publishing house and bookstore, 1923
lists of books distributed, 1924, 1928

 
Folder TitleDate
72 YEKOPO 1925
  

reports about rebuilding Jewish homes destroyed or damaged in the war, 1925
minutes of a meeting held by YEKOPO

 
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73 YEKOPO and (AJDC) Joint Distribution Committee 1919-1924
  

documents about an agreement between the (AJDC) Joint Distribution Committee and YEKOPO, 1919–1924
report concerning YEKOPO activities, 1921

 
Folder TitleDate
74 YEKOPO 1920-1921
  

records of goods distributed from the YEKOPO warehouse in Vilna

 
Folder TitleDate
75 YEKOPO 1920-1921
  

records of goods distributed from the YEKOPO warehouse in Vilna

 
Folder TitleDate
76 YEKOPO 1920-1921
  

records of goods distributed from the YEKOPO warehouse in Vilna

 
Folder TitleDate
77 YEKOPO 1920-1921
  

records of goods distributed from the YEKOPO warehouse in Vilna

 
Folder TitleDate
78 YEKOPO 1920-1921
  

records of goods distributed from the YEKOPO warehouse in Vilna

 
Folder TitleDate
79 YEKOPO 1920-1921
  

records of goods distributed from the YEKOPO warehouse in Vilna

 
Folder TitleDate
80 YEKOPO 1920-1921
  

records of goods distributed from the YEKOPO warehouse in Vilna

 
Folder TitleDate
81 YEKOPO 1920-1921
  

records of goods distributed from the YEKOPO warehouse in Vilna

 
Folder TitleDate
82 YEKOPO 1920-1921
  

records of goods distributed from the YEKOPO warehouse in Vilna

 
Folder TitleDate
83 YEKOPO 1919-1935, undated
  

various documents including situation report from the Brest Litovsk, post-war
minutes of a meeting of the YEKOPO central committee, Vilna

 
Folder TitleDate
84 YEKOPO 1917-1931
  

correspondence from JDC, American Joint Reconstruction Foundation (AJRF), Fund for the Relief of the Jewish Victims of the War in Russia, etc.

 
Folder TitleDate
85 YEKOPO Publishing 1921-1925
  

insurance certificates

 
Folder TitleDate
86 YEKOPO c.1920
  

blank forms for reporting economic situation and cultural needs of Jewish population reports
questionnaires
registration cards
savings and loan forms

 
Folder TitleDate
87 Jewish Invalids’ Association 1920-1928
  

certificate verifying that Khayim Shneider is unable to work and pay for his children to attend school, 3/18/20
member card, 1928

 
Folder TitleDate
88 Oyfboy un Zelbhilf (Rebuilding and Self-help) 1930-1931
  

various documents regarding help for Jewish communities, including a list of branches throughout Poland
resolutions
correspondence
reports

 
Folder TitleDate
89 Oyfboy un Zelbhilf (Rebuilding and Self-help) 1930-1931
  

financial reports

 
Folder TitleDate
90 ORT (The Society for Trades and Agricultural Labor) 1921-1936
  

reports on help to homeowners

 
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91 HIAS – Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society 1928-1929
  

miscellaneous correspondence, announcements

 
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92 United Committee for Jewish Crafts and Trades 1934-1936
  

various correspondence, especially between Vilna and Warsaw branches
reports

 
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93 Trade firm Brothers Kholem 1915
  

list of clients

 
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94 Various leaflets c.1919
  

especially in regard to upcoming lectures given by well-known visiting rabbis and for the sake of providing aid to poor and impoverished Jews

 
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95 Central Union of Jewish Consumer Associations c.1920
  

leaflet about distribution of sugar

 
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96 Lipowka Agricultural Colony 1936-1937
  

lists of products
minutes
financial papers

 
Folder TitleDate
97 Lipowka Agricultural Colony 1936-1938
  

reports
minutes
correspondence with WILTOR (Association of Jewish Settlement on the Land in the Region of Vilnius)

 
Folder TitleDate
98 Lipowka Agricultural Colony 1935-1938
  

admissions questionnaires
aid requests

 
Folder TitleDate
99 Lipowka Agricultural Colony 1936-1939
  

expenses, bills, receipts
inventories

 
Folder TitleDate
100 Lipowka Agricultural Colony 1935-1938
  

correspondence
ledger

 
Folder TitleDate
101 Ze’irei Zion, Gordonia, Hapoel Hatzair 1930s
  

leaflets
correspondence

 
Folder TitleDate
102 Ze’irei Zion 1920
  

statute, typed, Vilna, 1920 (Russian)
signatures
shekel coupons
leaflets
letters

 
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103 Ze’irei Zion c.1916-1924
  

invitations to Zionist meetings and lectures
correspondence with Ze’irei Zion in Glubok Province
bank notes for Bafrayung
questionnaire
lottery ticket to support emigration to Palestine
membership card
Chanukah ball program
finance statements
correspondence between Ze’irei Zion and Hehalutz

 
Folder TitleDate
104 Ze’irei Zion undated
  

posters announcing the opening of a Ze’irei Zion cooperative kitchen that will be hygienic and provide food for laborers and the unemployed
posters about upcoming public lectures on such topics as “The Woman’s Role in the Life of a Jew”

 
Folder TitleDate
105 Ze’irei Zion 1917-1937
  

questionnaire on Jewish communities
letter to the Jewish Technical Institute in Vilna about requirements for graduating students who will be emigrating to Palestine
blank membership card for the Achdut organization in Vilna

 
Folder TitleDate
106 Miscellaneous Zionist materials 1917-1933
  

includes letter from Strashun Library about a meeting, 1918
personal signature/memento book of Benjamin Krakowiak, a participant in the Maccabiada in Zakopane, 1933, who returned home on foot collecting signatures along the way
essays on Zionism

 
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107 General Zionists in Lithuania 1919-1928
  

various items including invitation to gathering in honor of Nahum Sokolow
shekel coupons to sponsor the General Zionists in Lithuania
essay/speech on the topic, “Herzl as the Hero in Jewish History”
blank thank you card
certification form for collection of shekels signed by Leib Yaffe, 4/14/19

 
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108 General Zionists in Lithuania c.1921
  

appeals regarding “Week of the Shekel” imploring people not to remain silent, uncertain, or indifferent at this particular juncture in time (Yiddish)

 
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109 Zionist Organizations 1935, undated
  

statistical membership data, April-June 1935
questionnaire concerning Jews who are qualified as laborers and craftsmen and intend to emigrate to Palestine, undated

 
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110 Zionist Organizations 1922-1940
  

membership card for Agudat Ze’irei Emunei Yisrael of Praga (suburb of Warsaw), 1922
invitation to the Tarbut meeting regarding fifteenth anniversary of the Hebrew University, 1925-1940 (Lithuanian, Hebrew)
poster promoting the shekel for Jewish resettlement in Eretz Yisrael
Keren Hayesod membership card from Riga, 1938

 
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111 Bund in Vilna 1918-1936
  

printed leaflets relating to the situation in Vilna at the end of the war, c.1918
miscellaneous letters, including a letter to the Realgymnasium (natural sciences high school) protesting its refusal to make rooms available for a Bund gathering, 1932
posters

 
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112 YAF (Jewish Working Women’s Organization) 1927-1932
  

lecture invitation on “Woman’s Emancipation amongst All Nations and by Us”
blank membership declaration form
various blank and completed invitations

 
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113 Agudas Israel 1918-1935
  

announcement about the meeting of the Ze’irei Yisrael
posters about rabbinic discourses, e.g., “Eretz Yisrael as a Religious National Center," c.1918
correspondence
clippings
bills

 
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114 Poalei Zion 1917-1933
  

appeals concerning donations to the Jewish National Fund
posters announcing a lecture “Eretz Yisrael as it Functions at the Present”
various other meetings to discuss such topics as: “The War and the Downfall of Capitalist Society”

 
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115 League for Labor Palestine 1933
  

certificate from the League’s chief office for the donation of charity to Eretz Yisrael
petition (with signatures) against the British Government
invitation for the Vilner Tog to attend a press conference at which David Ben-Gurion will be present, 6/15/33
receipt
(Hebrew, English, Polish, Yiddish)

 
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116 Hehalutz Haklali Tzioni (General Zionist Pioneer) 1940
  

list of kibbutz members who are planning to emigrate to Palestine, February 28, 1940
document of a fragmentary nature

 
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117 Histadrut Hehalutz 1930-1936
  

monthly bookkeeping accounts, 1930
newsletters about upcoming events and recent developments, 1933, 1936

 
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118 Hashomer Hatzair 1927-1935
  

membership cards
authorization card for a member
newsletter, 1927
handwritten minutes, c.1928
correspondence with the publication Der bin (The Bee), 1935
blank stationary and meeting invitation
leaflet regarding upcoming spring concert

 
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119 Histadrut Hehalutz 1928-1935
  

membership cards
authorization card for a kibbutz member, 1935
correspondence with YIVO administration in Vilna and Hehalutz in Szczuczyn concerning recent activities, 1930
circulars for various Hehalutz branches in the Vilna District, c.1934
blank affidavit for aliyah purposes, c.1930s
blank invitation to a celebratory evening
excerpts from a young woman’s memoir about working conditions in a kibbutz, 6/16-17/28
bookkeeping accounts
lists of people and their corresponding professions for aliyah purposes
blank questionnaires
blank stationary
(Hebrew, Lithuanian, Polish, Yiddish)

 
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120 Histadrut Hehalutz 1938-1939
  

correspondence with the Tarbut Teachers’ Seminary in Vilna
school materials, such as Hebrew vocabulary words with Russian translations, mathematical calculations, religious Jewish texts

 
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121 Zionist Revisionists (Betar) 1923-1933
  

invitation card for a celebratory evening, 1923
reply to the Jewish Journalists’ Syndicate in Vilna, 12/21/33

 
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122 The Jewish Democratic Party (Folkspartey) undated
  

principles

 
Folder TitleDate
123 Professional Union of Unskillled Laborers undated
  

announcements, pre-1920

 
Folder TitleDate
124 Kultur Amt (Cultural Office of the United Trade Unions) 1920-1933
  

miscellaneous correspondence and announcements

 
Folder TitleDate
125 Workers’ Congress against Anti-Semitism and Fascism 1936
  

announcements and proclamation

 
Folder TitleDate
126 Unions in Vilna 1915-1919
  

during and after the first World War
resolutions and appeals to the Vilna City Council

 
Folder TitleDate
127 Resolution of twelve Jewish unions in Vilna 1916
  

regarding hunger situation among the city’s workers, 9/4/16

 
Folder TitleDate
128 Union of Garment Workers 1937-1938
  

minutes

 
Folder TitleDate
129 Union of Garment Workers 1927
  

election leaflets

 
Folder TitleDate
130 Union of Garment Workers 1922-1939
  

application form
list of union members who are due to receive matzos
notice about a recent general union meeting, 1929
membership card, 1922
blank invitations
membership card, 1930s
completed registration card, 11/7/39
written permissions from parents allowing their children to join the youth division of the Union of Garment Workers, 1939

 
Folder TitleDate
131 Union of Garment Workers 1937
  

correspondence regarding conflicts with employers

 
Folder TitleDate
132 Union of Garment Workers 1921-1939
  

application forms (duplicates)
registration cards
membership cards
strike questionnaire forms from the Main Office of Statistics in Warsaw
subpoena by the factory inspector, 1924
many forms are filled out

 
Folder TitleDate
133 Union of Garment Workers 1936-1938
  

minutes of union committees
minutes of strike committees, 1936, 1938
correspondence with employers regarding job problems in their workshops

 
Folder TitleDate
134 Union of Garment Workers 1937-1939
  

notes about membership dues
partial list of union members

 
Folder TitleDate
135 Trade Union of Industrial and Commercial Employees 1915-1939
  

membership cards
invitations
questionnaire
notices

 
Folder TitleDate
136 Trade Union of Industrial and Commercial Employees 1921-1935
  

election leaflets
meeting notice
report of “general principles”

 
Folder TitleDate
137 Trade Union of Industrial and Commercial Employees 1920-1939
  

correspondence
meeting invitations
notices regarding strike activities and union members’ rights
announcement of lecture regarding “The Present Day Situation in Poland and the Jewish Masses”

 
Folder TitleDate
138 Union of Metal Workers 1919-1929
  

report of a meeting
application form
membership cards

 
Folder TitleDate
139 Union of Bakery Workers 1921
  

handwritten minutes

 
Folder TitleDate
140 Union of Leather Workers undated
  

meeting notice
handwritten minutes

 
Folder TitleDate
141 Union of the Printers 1920-1936
  

lists of printers in Vilna
requests for payment from the newspaper Unzer Tog
correspondence about employment issues including the publisher Kletskin
financial report

 
Folder TitleDate
142 Various crafts unions 1917-1926
  

Construction Workers
Brush Makers
Tobacco Workers

 
Folder TitleDate
143 Association of Jewish Physicians 1911-1940
  

minutes
lecture program, 1921
report from the Hebrew Medical Organization of Eretz Yisrael (Yaffo Branch) about the current medical situation in Palestine
statute of the Association of Physicians of the Polish Republic
protest of Jewish physicians against introducing the Aryan paragraph in the statute of the Association of Physician of the Polish Republic, 1938
newspaper clippings
correspondence
miscellaneous

 
Folder TitleDate
144 Association of Jewish Physicians 1920-1938
  

meeting announcements
documents about the cooperative ambulatory of the Association
ambulatory shareholder certificate
outline of medical course being offered at the Stefan Batory University on the subject of tuberculosis

 
Folder TitleDate
145 Association of Jewish Physicians 1936-1938
  

invitations and RSVPs for doctors’ convention to be held 16-17 May, 1937
correspondence, documents requesting medical aid for Jewish refugees from Germany, 1938

 
Folder TitleDate
146 Union of Medical Personnel 1919-1939
  

correspondence about financial matters
the children’s and women’s clinic
requests and letters of recommendation for membership in the Union of Medical Personnel
diplomas from nursing school

 
Folder TitleDate
147 Union of Medical Personnel 1925-1939
  

union membership and payment cards
copies of certificates in nursing from TOZ Nursing School and other schools in Vilna

 
Folder TitleDate
148 Union of Postal Workers (non-Jewish) 1931-1939
  

bound volume of correspondence

 
Folder TitleDate
149 Kultur Lige for Lithuania and Belarus 1915-1931
  

Jewish People’s University, 1915
documents concerning the Jewish Census Committee
leaflets about Hebrew University and the Jewish People’s University
signs
invitations
memoranda, 1916
course schedules and programs, 1916
miscellaneous correspondence, 1910, undated
leaflets, 1918-1919

 
Folder TitleDate
150 Kultur Lige for Lithuania and Belarus 1918-1920
  

temporary by-laws
invitations
leaflet about the Central Jewish Education Committee (Tsentraler bildungs komitet) and Kultur Lige correspondence concerning the establishment of a reading room for the Jewish People’s University

 
Folder TitleDate
151 Strashun Library 1916-1931
  

requests for financial aid for library
minutes
invitation to the conference of Vilna libraries
correspondence with “Menorah,” a Jewish family newspaper

 
Folder TitleDate
152 Jewish Workers’ Cultural Association 1915-1933
  

various forms, 1917-1918
meeting invitations
materials about deliberations whether or not to establish a central cultural association in Poland, 1933
membership card
questionnaire, c.1915
memorandum about equal rights for Yiddish, 1916

 
Folder TitleDate
153 Jewish Esperanto Association empty
  

invitation to Esperanto program and exhibition in honor of the 75th birthday of Dr. L. L. Zamenhof, the creator of Esperanto, c.1934
doubled-sided page outlining the development of Esperanto and its relationship to VILBIG (Yiddish)
(misplaced)

 
Folder TitleDate
154 Ansky Historical and Ethnographic Society 1918-1928
  

appeals to American Jews, Jewish writers and Vilna immigrants in America
Jewish parties, associations, and unions
inventory lists of pinkasim and other museum articles
museum inventory card
invitation to a concert of Jewish folk music
miscellaneous

 
Folder TitleDate
155 Ansky Historical and Ethnographic Society 1921–1928
  

minute book
including newspaper clippings and handwritten records

 
Folder TitleDate
156 Ansky Historical and Ethnographic Society 1920
  

appeal to donate materials, 1/1/1920
flyers

 
Folder TitleDate
157 Youth groups, various 1926-1927
  

minute book of the First Children’s Club in Vilna, 1926-1927
miscellaneous

 
Folder TitleDate
158 Lovers of the Hebrew Language 1908-1923
  

membership cards, 1916-1917
announcement of a commemoration ceremony for Peretz Smolenskin, 1910
announcement of a commemoration ceremony for David Wolfsohn and Nahum Sokolow, 1908
minute book, 1923
leaflets from the women’s division of the Lovers of the Hebrew Language
membership payment guidelines and related forms

 
Folder TitleDate
159 Jewish Scientific Society 1923-1930
  

not YIVO
flyers about the Jewish Scientific Society
correspondence
by-laws

 
Folder TitleDate
160 Jewish Scientific Society 1930-1936
  

correspondence with Hebrew University in Jerusalem
meeting invitation
contact card for Aaron Carlin, editor and manager of the monthly journal, “Die Feder”

 
Folder TitleDate
161 Lovers of Jewish Antiquity 1918-1919
  

invitation from S. Ansky
list of Jewish artists

 
Folder TitleDate
162 Musical and choral societies 1917-1934
  

leaflets announcing cantorial and choir performances
performance ticket
list of choir singers

 
Folder TitleDate
163 Educational Society Shtern 1940
  

announcement of lecture on Maxim Gorky
correspondence, 1940
course being offered by Shtern

 
Folder TitleDate
164 Jewish Arts Society 1923-1938
  

invitations and programs for art events, including a memorial evening for Morris Rosenfeld
art exhibit catalogs
court case of Countess Jadwiga Tyszkiewicz vs. Jewish Arts Society for delinquency in paying rent

 
Folder TitleDate
165 Publishers, various 1923-1924
  

correspondence of the Kletzkin and Ahiasaf publishing houses, 1902-1923
catalog of the Kletzkin’s Vilna Publishing House, 1924

 
Folder TitleDate
166 Friends of the Yiddish Theater 1925-1934
  

correspondence with Zalmen Reisin

 
Folder TitleDate
167 Leaflets of lectures and other events 1917-1933
  

noteworthy speakers and topics include:
H. D. Nomberg about his impressions from a recent trip to Palestine
Chaim Zhitlowsky – “Ideal Goals of Mankind”
Hillel Zeitlin – “Will Jews Be Able to Exist in the Future as They Do Today?”

 
Folder TitleDate
168 Announcement about the 25th anniversary of the Czernowitz Conference on Yiddish 1933
  

 
Folder TitleDate
169 Jewish Music Society 1922-1937
  

permits from Vilna’s municipality to organize concerts and lectures

 
Folder TitleDate
170 Grininke beymelekh (Green Trees) empty
  

children’s publication
list of subscribers (Polish, Russian, Yiddish)
(misplaced)

 
Folder TitleDate
171 Kadima Association of Zionist Students and other student organizations 1929-1939
  

correspondence
announcements

 
Folder TitleDate
172 Der shtern 1913-1916
  

contract, 1913
article with the censor’s stamp, 1916

 
Folder TitleDate
173 Vilner tog 1920-1938
  

Yiddish daily
publication permits
article (copy) from 3/8/34 entitled, “The Trial of the Eleven in Vilna‘s Circuit Court”
notice of the Press Department of the Vilna administration about closing the paper as punishment for subversive articles, ca. 1920

 
Folder TitleDate
174 Excerpts from the Vilner togblat translated into German 1940
  

handwritten

 
Folder TitleDate
175 Jewish newspapers in Vilna 1911-1938
  

Haolam, 1911
Vilner almanakh, 1938
Kol mevaser, 1931
Fraye shriftn, 1928
Yidishe tsaytung, 1919
Mit oyfene oygn, 1937
Vilner mitogblat, undated
Der Aufstieg, 1930
Letzte Nayes, 1918
Haynt, undated
(Polish, Hebrew, Russian, Yiddish, German)

 
Folder TitleDate
176 Der vilner ekspres 1932-1936
  

correspondence about the publication of a novel, “From the American Underworld,” from Dos emese vort
letter of complaint from Haynt
receipts

 
Folder TitleDate
177 Vilner tog 1921-1939
  

correspondence, including the Tel-Aviv Museum, Vilna Orphans’ Committee, letters from the readers
financial report, May-September 1921
contract between the publishing houses of Kletzkin and Der tog regarding the use of typographic equipment

 
Folder TitleDate
178 German publications 1915-1918
  

Ulk (Spoof), 1918
Wachtfeuer (Watch Fire), c.1915

 
Folder TitleDate
179 TSYSHO (Central Yiddish School Organization) 1926-1929
  

circulars

 
Folder TitleDate
180 TSBK (Central Education Committee) 1922-1939
  

miscellaneous correspondence

 
Folder TitleDate
181 Shul-Kult 1929-1936
  

invitation and program for annual meeting of members, 4/14/34
sampling of subjects being taught by the Shul Kult schools
ticket for a benefit dance production
coupons for the support of the Summer Colony for Infirm Children
preliminary budget, 1930-1931
financial report of a Shul Kult school and kindergarten, 1929-1930
flyer advertising the Shul Kult school system for boys and girls

 
Folder TitleDate
182 Frayer Shul Farband (Federation of Secular Schools) undated
  

project for the Federation of Secular Schools Platform

 
Folder TitleDate
183 Miscellaneous educational materials 1916-1938
  

model lesson plan
time schedule for schools attending the production of Shakespeare’s, “Much Ado About Nothing,” 1938
class notes for physics and other subjects
announcement of a school strike, 1921
report card from a Jewish elementary school in Swirz, 1926-1927 school year
program for a 50th birthday celebration for Abraham Reisen
program for a Passover ball
program for children’s performances, 1916
program for a nursery school party, 1929-1930 school year
advertisement for Hebrew evening courses
letter by the Hevrah Mefitsei Haskalah School for Boys about the establishment of a local music society, 1918
catalog of a Jewish high school library

 
Folder TitleDate
184 Miscellaneous educational materials for Hebrew schools 1929-1940
  

students’ notes
teachers’ lesson plans
fragmentary memoir and document about student curriculum
school newsletter
poetry

 
Folder TitleDate
185 Miscellaneous educational materials 1921
  

curriculum for week of 3/16/21-3/22/21
student record book from a Yiddish school, c.1921

 
Folder TitleDate
186 School Posters and Circulars 1922-1938
  

ORT’s Jewish Technical School in Vilna, 1922
a 10-year-commemoration of the David Pinski School, signed by students, 1928-1938
ads for home economics, accounting, business courses, various boys’ and girls’ schools (e.g., Vaad Hameuchad, Tushia, and Herzlia)
statistics of pedagogical courses offered by Tarbut in Vilna, 1922
notices about creating an aid agency to support poor and needy Torah scholars
notices about donating funds to an agency that supports poor orphans

 
Folder TitleDate
187 Hevrah Mefitsei Haskalah 1921-1930
  

minutes of meeting about the unification of school committees
notice concerning courses for the preparation of Jewish elementary school teachers
notice about the need to donate money to V. M. Kuperstein’s Mefitsei Haskalah School for Impoverished Girls (est. 1912) (Yiddish)

 
Folder TitleDate
188 Correspondence 1916-1917
  

with the Jewish elementary school located at Antokolstrasse 65 in Vilna

 
Folder TitleDate
189 Invitations to various school events 1926-1938
  

openings, graduations

 
Folder TitleDate
190 Hilf Durkh Arbet craft school (Help Through Work) 1920-1930
  

minutes, 1927
list of names
financial reports by the committee to aid children in Vilna, c.1920
correspondence about students expelled from the school for organizing a strike, 1930
miscellaneous letters

 
Folder TitleDate
191 Crafts schools and courses in Vilna 1915
  

course list
minutes
leaflets

 
Folder TitleDate
192 Jewish Technical Evening Courses 1917-1919
  

minutes and various correspondence

 
Folder TitleDate
193 Handbills advertising educational courses undated
  

Hebrew and German classes
Polish language and literature

 
Folder TitleDate
194 Various Hebrew schools 1919-1934
  

correspondence
flyers
stamps
list of teachers

 
Folder TitleDate
195 Tarbut High School Tushia 1928-1938
  

correspondence with the rabbi and president of the Jewish Kehillah in Glebokie, 5/25/1928
announcements about the opening of a new Tushia girls’ school
invitation to a school exhibition, 1938

 
Folder TitleDate
196 Tarbut Evening School 1921-1937
  

invitations to a meeting, a cornerstone laying ceremony and other festivities, April 10-13, 1937
announcement about the opening of an elementary school for the Natural Sciences and Humanities
Tarbut monthly budget
minutes

 
Folder TitleDate
197 Ze’irei Zion Tarbut Evening School 1915-1919
  

invitation to a parents’ meeting
school diploma for 1916-1917
general budget for Ze’irei Zion, Vilna, 12/1915-8/1916
minutes
circular announcing the opening of Hebrew language evening courses (multiple copies)
document announcing an upcoming lecture series titled, “Popular Readings on the Jews and Judaism”
(Hebrew, Yiddish)

 
Folder TitleDate
198 Epstein Hebrew Tarbut High School 1917-1929
  

documents of a financial nature
notice about public meeting on the topic “The Question Concerning Lithuania and the Jews,” 12/29/1917
announcement about the beginning of Hebrew courses for educators
circular about the Epstein School’s course of study and entrance exam
student report card, 1928-1929
student ID cards

 
Folder TitleDate
199 Epstein Hebrew Tarbut High School 1918-1933
  

announcement about the 20-year-anniversary celebration of the Epstein School
financial accounts for 1924-1925
letter from Tarbut requesting financial support from parents

 
Folder TitleDate
200 Beit HaSefer Ha-Poalim 1919-1920
  

request letter for financial assistance
accounts

 
Folder TitleDate
201 Beit Yehuda School 1920
  

letter of certification about the school’s kitchen and the baking of bread, 2/24/1920
list of weak children who are in need of larger food rations, c.1920
list of children receiving clothes

 
Folder TitleDate
202 Yitzhak Tzirkl Jewish School in Vilna 1919-1921
  

registration notice
budget for 1919
blank payment form
blank student card from 1919-1920
payment notification letter from Mizrachi, 1921
blank forms for parent-teacher conferences

 
Folder TitleDate
203 Vaad Hameukhad shel Hatalmud Toyres (United Committee of Jewish Schools) 1919-1927
  

report of the teachers’ salary for January-April 1919 from the Talmud Torah
letter on behalf of 2 teachers asking to receive salary payments for the months of January-April
circular from the religious school Tikuni about Hebrew education
budget for the Takhkemoni schools
circular about the opening of a boys’ school where both Hebrew and general subjects will be taught

 
Folder TitleDate
204 Kibbutz Beit Shaul 1919
  

financial accounts

 
Folder TitleDate
205 Kibbutz Lomdei Torah 1916-1919
  

financial accounts
correspondence

 
Folder TitleDate
206 Various Jewish school materials 1915-1930
  

summary of a questionnaire among the students at the Tarbut school in Rowne about student self-government, c.1930
student news bulletin, 11/24/1915
student course schedule
concert program, 1927
music program (on decorated red background)
student’s trilingual, hand-made sign with the message, “Peace with Russia”
2 student notebooks (one containing illustrations)

 
Folder TitleDate
207 Vilna Talmud Torah 1914-1928
  

receipts for aid, 1914-1925
various correspondence, 1922-1925
insurance policy for the Talmud Torah Committee building, 1928
miscellaneous

 
Folder TitleDate
208 Letters from rabbis to relgious schools 1921, undated
  

Samuel Fried, undated
Moishe Karelitz, 1921
about aid for religious teachers

 
Folder TitleDate
209 Kheyder Tvuna undated
  

list of students

 
Folder TitleDate
210 Various Talmud Torah materials undated
  

blank lottery ticket on behalf of Achiezer
blank receipts from a Talmud Torah school in Nowogrodek
temporary voucher for Keren Beit Yaakov in Vilna
blank enrollment form for the Torah Vadaat school
student-decorated program for a Chanukah celebration

 
Folder TitleDate
211 Germaise and Levinson Synagogue 1920
  

minutes from the second congregants’ meeting, with 47 people in attendance, 1/10/1920 (Polish, Yiddish)

 
Folder TitleDate
212 Kabronishe Synagogue 1916-1922, undated
  

blank donation card
ticket
“IOU” notice
receipts
request to donate religious books formerly belonging to deceased family members to the Synagogue
circulars about upcoming meetings and lectures being given at the Kabronishe Synagogue, 1916-1922

 
Folder TitleDate
213 Taharat Hakodesh Synagogue 1916-1933
  

entrance cards and assigned seating tickets for High Holiday services, 1926-1929, 1932-1933
Chanukah programs (some duplicates), 12/24/1916
receipts for synagogue donations (Russian, Yiddish)
notice about upcoming rabbi’s lecture

 
Folder TitleDate
214 The Great Synagogue (Beit Hakneset Hagadol) 1918-1933, undated
  

blank form about assigned seating
entrance and seating cards, especially for women, c.1907-1931
synagogue meeting notice
notice concerning upcoming rabbis’ lectures
notice about Chanukah candle lighting ceremony
notice about Rabbi Maisel’s (a religious leader at the Great Synagogue for 40+ years) untimely passing
notice about sending boys to study with rabbis in preparation for their Bar-Mitzvahs
bookkeeping accounts of rabbis who teach classes at the Great Synagogue, 1919-1920
balance payment, 1931

 
Folder TitleDate
215 The Poplaver Synagogue 1920, undated
  

poster announcing Yossele Rosenblatt’s upcoming appearance
synagogue entrance cards
notices upcoming rabbis’ lectures
funeral of a leading synagogue figure, Chaim Rubinowicz, 1920

 
Folder TitleDate
216 The Poalei Zedek Synagogue 1925
  

appeals
card announcing Moshe Koussevitzky’s upcoming visit

 
Folder TitleDate
217 List of letters sold for the Sefer Torah written in memory of the Chofetz Chaim c.1933-1935
  

sponsored by the Vaad Hayeshivot
letters from the Book of Genesis

 
Folder TitleDate
218 Appeals from rabbis 1916-1932
  

Yiddish, Hebrew

 
Folder TitleDate
219 Appeals from rabbis 1915-1917
  

Yiddish, Hebrew

 
Folder TitleDate
220 List of prayer houses in Vilna and the rabbis who will speak there about Zionism on Shabbat Nachamu undated
  

 
Folder TitleDate
221 Essay about the Alte Kloyz undated
  

handwritten Yiddish

 
Folder TitleDate
222 Various synagogues in Vilna 1918-1932
  

Alte Kloyz
Shaulke's Kloyz
Beit Knesset Dr. Zanvil
Khevra Torah Kloyz
Zavkhey Tzedek
Gesher Hayarok Kloyz
others

 
Folder TitleDate
223 Sabbath appeals and notices undated
  

 
Folder TitleDate
224 Statistical population tables 1919
  

(Russian)

 
Folder TitleDate
225 Blank census form 1931
  

(Polish)

 
Folder TitleDate
226 Invitations to family affairs 1913-1938
  

 
Folder TitleDate
227 Obituaries 1929-1930
  

(Hebrew, Yiddish)

 
Folder TitleDate
228 Door signs from around Vilna undated
  

(Yiddish)

 
Folder TitleDate
229 Part of an archival catalogue undated
  

(on cards)

 
Folder TitleDate
230 Leaflets relating to the Polish parliament (Sejm) 1923
  

 
Folder TitleDate
231 Manifest of the German Governor-General von Beseler 1916
  

about establishment of an autonomous Polish state, 11/5/1916 (German)

 
Folder TitleDate
232 Personal writings about World War I 1913-1918, undated
  

(German, Polish, Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian)

 
Folder TitleDate
233 Various private correspondence undated
  

materials removed to RG 29.1

 
Folder TitleDate
234 “Declaration of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania” 1915
  

leaflet
(Yiddish, Lithuanian, Russian, Polish)

 
Folder TitleDate
235 Miscellaneous Lithuanian Government materials 1920, 1939-1940
  

 
Folder TitleDate
236 Elections to the City Council 1919
  

 
Folder TitleDate
237 Announcements from the Starosta (city marshall) 1921
  

 
Folder TitleDate
238 Elections to the Kasa Chorych (Sick Fund) 1923
  

 
Folder TitleDate
239 Elections to the Kasa Chorych (Sick Fund) 1926
  

 
Folder TitleDate
240 Elections to the City Council 1927
  

 
Folder TitleDate
241 Elections to the City Council 1927
  

 
Folder TitleDate
242 Elections to the City Council 1927
  

 
Folder TitleDate
243 Elections to the City Council 1927
  

 
Folder TitleDate
244 Elections to the City Council 1927
  

 
Folder TitleDate
245 Elections to the City Council 1927
  

 
Folder TitleDate
246 Elections to the City Council 1927
  

 
Folder TitleDate
247 Elections to the City Council 1927
  

 
Folder TitleDate
248 Elections to the City Council 1927
  

 
Folder TitleDate
249 Elections to the Sejm 1928
  

 
Folder TitleDate
250 Elections to the Sejm c.1928
  

 
Folder TitleDate
251 Elections to the Sejm 1930
  

 
Folder TitleDate
253 Elections to the City Council 1934
  

 
Folder TitleDate
253 Elections to the Vilna Kehillah 1935
  

 
Folder TitleDate
254 Elections to the Vilna Kehillah 1935
  

 
Folder TitleDate
255 Elections to the Sejm 1935
  

 
Folder TitleDate
256 Elections to the Sejm 1938
  

 
Folder TitleDate
257 Announcements and leaflets from the Police government 1918-1921
  

 
Folder TitleDate
258 Elections to the Vilna Kehillah 1921
  

 
Folder TitleDate
259 Elections to the Sejm and Senate 1922
  

 
Folder TitleDate
260 Miscellaneous leaflets 1914-1927
  

obituaries
flyers and announcements
political gatherings
election materials

 
Folder TitleDate
261 Khevra Kadisha (Burial Society) 1931
  

city permit to collect donations, Aug. 20, 1931

 
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