Guide to the Records of the YIVO Aspirantur
1934-1940
RG 1.3

Processed by Ezekiel Lipschutz in 1954

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: YIVO - Yidisher visnshaftlekher institut (Yiddish Scientific Institute).
Title: Records of the YIVO Aspirantur
Dates:1934-1940
Abstract: The Aspirantur, a graduate training program for scholars of Jewish culture, was founded by the YIVO Institute For Jewish Research in 1935. Led by key figures such as Simon Dubnow, Max Weinreich, and Zalmen Reyzen, the Aspirantur educated students who continued to play an important role in the growth of Jewish studies, including Lucy Dawidowicz, Avraham Sutzkever, and Yosl Mlotek. This collection contains research projects produced by the students, evaluations by their professors, and administrative materials produced in the course of running the program, including planning documents, applications, and correspondence.
Languages: The collection is primarily in Yiddish, with some Polish, German, Russian, and Hebrew.
Quantity: 6.08 linear feet (15 boxes).
Identification: RG 1.3
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Historical Note

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (Yidisher visnshaftlekher institut), established in Vilna in 1925, was divided into four academic sections: Philology, History, Economics and Statistics, Psychology and Education. In 1935 the YIVO Institute added a graduate training division known as the Aspirantur (graduate-level training program). Named in honor of Zemach Shabad (1864-1935), YIVO's chairman, the Aspirantur aimed to educate scholars who wished to pursue research and teaching careers in Jewish scholarship. It was part of a larger project, espoused by intellectuals such as Zalman Reisen, Chaim Zhitlowsky, and Shmuel Niger, of creating a university that would not only serve to educate Jews excluded from national universities by the quota system, but also train a generation of scholars to study Jewish culture for its own sake. In a period when producing knowledge about Jewish culture was highly politicized, the founders of the Aspirantur sought to train scholars in the most sophisticated methods of the social sciences and humanities who would serve the interests of the Eastern European Jewish population itself, unbiased by Zionist or assimilationist commitments. This project, Zalman Reisen stated, was an essential part of arguing for Jewish self-determination.1 The YIVO Aspirantur program was thus a prototype for a national university that merged a concern for quality scholarship with the goal of promoting Diaspora nationalism. The teachers in the Aspirantur program included Simon Dubnow, Max Weinreich, Zelig Kalmanovitch, Zalman Reisen, Jacob Lestschinsky, Raphael Mahler, Philip Friedman, and Noah Prylucki.

Although the Aspirantur was not an accredited academic program and did not demand a formal university diploma it was "designed to provide graduate-level instruction for students with the equivalent of a university education"2 and required its students to conduct independent scholarly work in the fields of the Jewish humanities and social sciences and in Yiddish language and literature. Students were also required to write papers summarizing their findings. Several of these papers were publicly presented and some of them were later published by YIVO.

Aspirantn, as the Aspirantur participants were called, would come to Vilna for a financially subsidized academic year. They would each choose a research topic and participate in seminars and classes led by YIVO affiliates. YIVO initially planned to accept ten students for the first year, but due to the program's overwhelming response, fifteen applicants were admitted. Enrollment continued to rise in subsequent years.

In 1937 a new division called the Pro-aspirantur, named in memory of Borukh Kahan-Virgili was added to the Aspirantur program, as a two-year preparatory program for prospective aspirantn who had not received a university-level education and were not yet sufficiently prepared to enter the Aspirantur program. The Pro-Aspirantur evolved into a teacher-training program, filling the educational void of the Vilna Teachers Seminary, which closed in 1931.

The Aspirantur was originally intended to be a one-year program, but the decision was made subsequently to allow "outstanding" students to return for a second year. By its fourth year, several of the participants were returning students who were attending the program for the second, third, and fourth time. Due both to the Aspirantur program's success and the limited professional prospects for young Jews in Poland in the late 1930s, it was not uncommon for students to remain longer than originally envisioned.

The Aspirantur and Pro-Aspirantur and several program faculty members and participants are described in greater detail by Lucy Dawidowicz, an aspirant (1938-1939) - then known by her maiden name Libe Schildkret - in her memoir, From That Place and Time: A Memoir, 1938-1947.

Reference

Kuznitz, C.E. The Origins of Yiddish Scholarship and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (doctoral dissertation, Stanford University)

Dawidowicz, Lucy. From That Place and Time: A Memoir, 1938-1947. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2008.

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Scope and Content Note

The records in Series I consist mainly of research papers on topics relating to Jewish life in Eastern Europe, which were prepared in fulfillment of course requirements. Topics include literary analyses of major literary figures such as Mendele Moykher-Sforim and Yisroel Axenfeld, descriptions of individual towns in Eastern Europe, statistical materials on economic life, including agriculture and the leather trade, and research on daily life, including household budgets and family diaries. Among the 60 program participants there are some who survived World War II and continued to be active in Jewish culture decades later. These are the poet and publisher Avrom Sutzkever, the historian of the Holocaust Lucy Dawidowicz, (nee Libe Schildkret), the educator Yosl Mlotek, the Bundist leader Motl Zelmanowicz, and scholar Moishe Kligsberg.

In Series II there are administrative materials relating to the Aspirantur program, such as records of student meetings, notes from lectures and discussions, evaluations of research projects, applications from prospective students, and correspondence.

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Arrangement

The series are arranged by type of material, namely research papers or administrative materials.

The Record Group 1.3 is a segment of a larger block of the Vilna YIVO records within which all folders are numbered consecutively from # 1 to the end. The RG 1.3 begins at folder 3961 and ends at folder 4064.

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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

This collection constitutes one part of RG 1, the Records of YIVO in Vilna. The other parts contain administrative materials and materials on other sections of YIVO.

More material relating to the Aspirantur can be found in the YIVO Archives in RG 1.1, Series IV Subseries 5.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Records of the YIVO Aspirantur; RG 1.3; box number; folder number; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

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Acquisition Information

This subgroup, RG 1.3, is part of YIVO's institutional records generated in Vilna during the prewar period. These records were among the Jewish collection looted by the Einsatzstab Rosenberg in Vilna under the Nazis and brought to Germany in 1942. Placed after the war in the U.S. military Offenbach Archival Depot, these documents were returned to the YIVO in New York in 1947.

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Access Points

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Container List

 

Series I: Student Research, undated, 1934-1940

Primarily in Yiddish, with some Polish, German, Russian, and Hebrew.
102 folders
Arrangement:

Materials are arranged in Yiddish alphabetical order by Yiddish spelling of the writer's surname. In this finding aid all names are presented in Roman characters; the Yiddish spelling can usually be seen within the relevant folder. Material is written in Yiddish unless otherwise noted.

Scope and Content:

Projects conducted under the auspices of the Aspirantur and the Pro-Aspirantur are interspersed with one another. Materials that belong to the Pro-Aspirantur program are marked with an asterisk; if unmarked, materials originate in the Aspirantur program proper.

Subseries 1: Research Papers and Notes, undated, 1934-1940

In Yiddish, Polish, German, Russian, and Hebrew.
81 folders
Scope and Content:

Materials in Subseries 1 primarily consist of original research papers, notes, and statistical materials, but also include some student evaluations.

Folder TitleDate
3961 Ayzn, Avrom. Myth and Ideas in Moshe Kulbak's Works: Philosophical Motifs in Moshe Kulbak's Works. 1937
  

Also includes research notes and student evaluations.

 
Folder TitleDate
3962 Ayzn, Avrom. Yiddish Art Prose in Poland After the World War. 1937
  

First part.

 
Folder TitleDate
3962a Ayzn, Avrom. Yiddish Art Prose in Poland after the World War. 1937
  

Second part.

 
Folder TitleDate
3963 Arnshteyn, Dovid. Jewish Male and Female Apprentices in Vilna. 1937
  

Final draft; notes; reports.
Yiddish, Polish, and German.

 
Folder TitleDate
3963a Arnshteyn, Dovid. Jewish Male and Female Apprentices in Vilna. 1939
  

Evaluation; reports.

 
Folder TitleDate
3964 Arnshteyn, Dovid. Questionnaires to the work: Jewish Male and Female Apprentices in Vilna. undated
  

Questionnaires; notes.

 
Folder TitleDate
3965 Babicki, Jacob. Agricultural Research on Jews in East Galicia: Statistical Materials on the Stanisławów Region; Jewish Colony in Lejpuny. undated
  

Data sheets on Stanisławów.
Polish.

 
Folder TitleDate
3966 Babicki, Jacob. Statistical Materials about the Lwów, Stanisławów and Tarnopol Regions. undated
  

Data sheets on Lwów, Stanisławów, and Tarnopol.
Polish.

 
Folder TitleDate
3967 Babicki, Jacob. Questionnaires about Petranka. undated
  

Data sheets and notes on Petranka, Czortowiec.
Polish, Yiddish.

 
Folder TitleDate
3968 Babicki, Jacob. Statistical materials about Czortowiec, Lisiatycze, and other towns in the Stanisławów region. undated
  

Data sheets and notes on Czortowiec, Lisiatycze, Starunia, Petranka, Rakowczyk, Sarnki Gorne, Ruda, Wierzbowiec, Słobódka, Jackówka.
Polish, Yiddish.

 
Folder TitleDate
3969 Babicki, Jacob. Questionnaires about towns in the Stanisławów region. undated
  

Data sheets, questionnaires, and notes on Czerniów, Pczany, Sarnki Gorne, and other towns in the Stanisławów region.
Polish.

 
Folder TitleDate
3984 Babicki, Jacob. Jewish Agriculture in Stanisławów Region. 1935-1936
  

Questionnaires and data sheets on Żabie, Kamionka Mała, Rakowcyzk, Chomiaków, Słobódka Leśna. Drafts and reports.
Polish.

 
Folder TitleDate
3970 Babicki, Jacob. Correspondence with YIVO about the research; questionnaire forms. 1936, 1939
  

 
Folder TitleDate
3971 Babicki, Jacob. Jewish Agriculture in Stanisławów Region. 1935-1936
  

Project report.

 
Folder TitleDate
3972 Berezin, Shlomo. Jewish Small Industry in Vilna. undated
  

Research notes on light industry, printing shops, knitwear industry, lithographers, mills, clay industry.
Yiddish, Polish, German.

 
Folder TitleDate
3973 Berezin, Shlomo. Jewish Small Industry in Vilna. undated
  

Research materials, drafts.

 
Folder TitleDate
3973a Berezin, Shlomo. Jewish Small Industry in Vilna. 1938-1939
  

Project report.

 
Folder TitleDate
3974 Berezin, Shlomo. Jewish Small Industry in Vilna. 1938-1939
  

Research materials and periodicals.
Russian, Polish.

 
Folder TitleDate
3986 Berezin, Shlomo. Questionnaire about Jewish Gardening, along with reports and analysis. 1939
  

Yiddish, Polish.

 
Folder TitleDate
3975 Berkman, Anna. Statystyka Żydów w Wilnie w 1795 r. (Statistics of Jews in Vilna in the Year 1795). undated
  

Draft of research paper; tables and supporting evidence.
Polish.

 
Folder TitleDate
3976 Hoyz, Gavriel (Gabriel Haus). The Vilna Ghetto at the Present Time. (The Sociological Aspect of Three Streets). 1937-1938
  

Final report and rough draft with Zalmen Reisen's corrections.

 
Folder TitleDate
3977 Hoyz, Gavriel (Gabriel Haus). Article about Territorialism. 1937
  

Evaluation.

 
Folder TitleDate
3978 Valt, Leye. Short papers.* 1940
  

Drafts of research papers, research notes, research activity reports.

 
Folder TitleDate
3979 Warhaftig, David. Short papers.* 1938-1939
  

Reviews of articles; research activity reports.

 
Folder TitleDate
3980 Zak, Leyb. Short papers.* 1940
  

Drafts of research papers; reviews of articles; research activity reports.

 
Folder TitleDate
3981 Zelmanowicz, Motl. Short papers.* 1940
  

Reviews of articles; research activity reports.

 
Folder TitleDate
3982 Tapuach, Shimshon. The Jewish Agricultural Settlement in Stojaciszki, Vilna Region. 1935-1936
  

Rough draft, daybook, and proof sheets.

 
Folder TitleDate
3983 Tapuach, Shimshon. Land, Capital, Buildings: Agricultural Technology. 1937
  

Draft of article; tables with supporting evidence.

 
Folder TitleDate
3984a Tapuach, Shimshon. Correspondence regarding the Agriculture project. 1935-1936, 1939
  

Correspondence, reports, and evaluation.

 
Folder TitleDate
3985 Tapuach, Shimshon. Agriculture among Jews: Regional Questionnaires of the Vilna Statistical Material, 1921. undated
  

 
Folder TitleDate
3986a Tapuach, Shimshon. Report. undated
  

 
Folder TitleDate
3987 Tykoczinski, Pinkhes. Jews in Eastern Europe during the World War. 1937-1939
  

Minutes, reports, correspondence, and materials.
Yiddish, Russian, Polish, German.

 
Folder TitleDate
3987a Tykoczinski, Pinkhes. 1937
  

Review of the work by Dr. Kurt Stillsweig, Die Juden Osteuropas in den Minderheitsvertragen (The Jews of East Europe in the Minorities Conventions); miscellaneous pages of a paper about anti-Semitism in liberated Poland.

 
Folder TitleDate
3988 Tykoczinski, Pinkhes. Jewish Parliamentary Representation in the Polish Constituent Sejm. undated
  

Complete draft.

 
Folder TitleDate
3989 Tykoczinski, Pinkhes. Jewish Parliamentary Representation in the Polish Constituent Sejm. undated
  

Research notes organized by subject.

 
Folder TitleDate
3990 Yones, Eliyohu. Short papers.* 1938-1939
  

Short research papers (5-10 pp) on both ancient and modern Jewish cultural topics, as well as research notes.

 
Folder TitleDate
3991 Lubacki, Khasye. Short papers.* 1938-1939
  

Reports, papers, lecture notes.

 
Folder TitleDate
3992 Lubacki, Daniel.* 1939-1940
  

Activity reports and evaluations.

 
Folder TitleDate
3993 Leizerowicz, Yankev. History of Secular Education of Jews in Russia in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century. 1940
  

Draft of research paper and associated notes.
Yiddish, Polish.

 
Folder TitleDate
3994 Likhtshteyn, Ruven, S. The Problems of Ansky's Personality. 1937-1938
  

Seminar report.

 
Folder TitleDate
3995 Linder, Menachem. The Suede-Leather Trade in Vilna. 1937
  

Questionnaires. (First part.)

 
Folder TitleDate
3995a Linder, Menachem. The Suede-Leather Trade in Vilna. 1937
  

Questionnaires, reports. (Second part. Oversize.)

 
Folder TitleDate
3996 Linder, Menachem. The Suede-Leather Trade in Vilna. undated
  

Manuscript fragments.

 
Folder TitleDate
3997 Levin, Shloyme. Lithuanian Jews in the Uprising of 1831. 1937-1938
  

Drafts of research paper.

 
Folder TitleDate
3998 Lerner, Daniel. Ozdziutycze, a Jewish Shtetl in Volhynia. 1937
  

Research materials.

 
Folder TitleDate
3999 Lerner, Daniel. Tarnopol: Description of a Shtetl in Eastern Poland. undated
  

Chapter of an article.

 
Folder TitleDate
4000 Mlotek, Joseph. Short papers.* 1940
  

 
Folder TitleDate
4001 Natisz, M. (Michael Shutan) 1936
  

Rough copy of a Jacob Dinesohn biography, with materials.

 
Folder TitleDate
4002 Natisz, M. (Michael Shutan) 1936
  

Rough copy of a Jacob Dinesohn biography, with remarks.

 
Folder TitleDate
4003 Nutkiewicz, Shloyme. The May-Regime and the Jewish Question in Poland. 1940
  

Work plan, notes, bibliography, report.
Polish, Yiddish.

 
Folder TitleDate
4004 Slucka-Kestin, Chava. School Holidays and Entertainment in the Life of Children. 1936-1937
  

Report.

 
Folder TitleDate
4004a Slucka-Kestin, Chava. School Holidays and Entertainment in the Life of Children. 1936-1937
  

Reports on school holidays.

 
Folder TitleDate
4005 Szmuszkiewicz, Khane. Jewish Guilds in Vilna at the Beginning of the 19th Century. 1938
  

Reports, bibliography, evaluations.

 
Folder TitleDate
4006 Szmuszkiewicz, Khane. Jewish Guilds in Vilna. undated
  

Collection of excerpts from sources, card-index, materials, notes.
Russian, Polish, Yiddish.

 
Folder TitleDate
4007 Pipe, S.Z. The Yiddish Art-Song among the People: Folklorized Forms of D. Edelstadt's "Der arbeter"(The Worker). 1935-1938
  

Correspondence.

 
Folder TitleDate
4065 Pipe, S.Z. The Yiddish Art-Song among the People: Folklorized Forms of of M. Gordon's "Di Mashke" (Whiskey). undated
  

Handwritten draft.

 
Folder TitleDate
4066 Pipe, S.Z. The Yiddish Art-Song among the People: Folklorized Forms of D. Edelstadt's "Der arbeter"(The Worker). undated
  

Research notes.

 
Folder TitleDate
4008 Piczaczer-Mann, Khane. Diaries about Children. 1936-1938
  

Includes diaries themselves, correspondence, notes, reports.
Russian, German, Yiddish.

 
Folder TitleDate
4009 Piczaczer-Mann, Khane. Diaries about Children; Education of infants. undated
  

Supplementary notes to the diaries; discrete sheets, reports.

 
Folder TitleDate
4009a Piczaczer-Mann, Khane. Diaries about Children; Education of infants. 1938
  

Evaluation.

 
Folder TitleDate
4010 Feygenberg, R. Essays, research-lectures, research activity reports.* 1940
  

Mixed works of R. Feygenberg and Elisheva Feygenberg.

 
Folder TitleDate
3993a Feinman, Sol. Mendele-Moykher Sforim: Yiddish and Hebrew. 1942
  

Draft of Mendele-Moykher Sforim: Yiddish and Hebrew. and other research papers; research notes. Feinman was a student of the YIVO Aspirantur program in New York.

 
Folder TitleDate
4011 Frydman, Lew. The Brush Industry in Poland. 1937
  

Draft.
Polish, Yiddish.

 
Folder TitleDate
4012 Kowalski, Gershon.* 1940
  

Lectures, research activity reports.

 
Folder TitleDate
4013 Kaplanowicz, Shoel.* 1939-1940
  

Research papers on historical and literary topics, reports.

 
Folder TitleDate
4014 Kligsberg, Moses. The Meaning of Normal Play among Children. undated
  

Typed draft (3pp).

 
Folder TitleDate
4015 Kruglik, Usher.* 1939-1940
  

Research notes, lecture notes, research activity reports.

 
Folder TitleDate
4016 Rovner, S. (Lastik, Shlomo) Der Yugnt Veker. 1934-1935
  

Manuscript; research notes.

 
Folder TitleDate
4017 Rivkind, Jacob. Family budgets in Vilna. undated
  

Statistical materials, research notes.
Yiddish, Polish.

 
Folder TitleDate
4017a Rivkind, Jacob. Family budgets in Vilna. undated
  

Additional research notes.
Yiddish, Polish.

 
Folder TitleDate
4018 Rivkind, Jacob. Family budgets in Vilna. undated
  

Materials, address, card-index.
Polish.

 
Folder TitleDate
4019 Rivkind, Jacob. Family budgets in Vilna. undated
  

Questionnaires.

 
Folder TitleDate
4020 Rivkind, Jacob. Family budgets in Vilna. undated
  

Questionnaires to Jewish families.

 
Folder TitleDate
4021 Rivkind, Jacob. Budgets of Jewish Families in Vilna. undated
  

Questionnaires.

 
Folder TitleDate
4021a Rivkind, Jacob. Budgets of Jewish Families in Vilna. undated
  

Questionnaires.

 
Folder TitleDate
4022 Rivkind, Jacob. Budgets of Jewish Families in Vilna. undated
  

Budget books. Part I.

 
Folder TitleDate
4022a Rivkind, Jacob. Budgets of Jewish Families in Vilna. undated
  

Budget books. Part II.

 
Folder TitleDate
4023 Shulman, Eliyahu (Elias). The Growth of Yiddish Literature in the United States, 1881-1900. 1936
  

Complete text. Part I.

 
Folder TitleDate
4023a Shulman, Eliyahu (Elias). The Growth of Yiddish Literature in the United States, 1881-1900. 1936
  

Complete text. Part II.

 
Folder TitleDate
4024 Schlossberg, Ber. Khaykl Hurwitz' Seyfer Tsofnas Paneyekh. 1936-1937
  

Handwritten draft; research notes.

 
Folder TitleDate
4025 Schlossberg, Ber. undated
  

Evaluation of the research-paper: Eastern Yiddish in the 16th Century; also a report about The Yiddish Written Language in the Second Half of the 19th Century.

 
Folder TitleDate
4026 (No name). Die Anzahl der Juden in der ganzen Welt. (The Total World Jewish Population). undated
  

With tables.
German.

 
Folder TitleDate
4009b Unidentified (farsheydens). undated
  

Miscellaneous notes from several sources; unidentified by name and unnumbered; frequently incomplete pieces of research notes or letters.
Yiddish, Polish, German.

 
Folder TitleDate
4027 Miscellaneous papers. Parts of research results and lectures. undated
  

Yiddish, Polish.

 

Subseries 2: Evaluations, undated, 1935-1940

In Yiddish, Polish, and German.
21 folders
Scope and Content:

Materials in Subseries 2 consist primarily of evaluations and reports, and do not include the research papers themselves.

Folder TitleDate
4028 Blecher, Moyshe. Heinrich Heine's Influence on Yiddish Poetry. 1935-1936
  

Evaluation.

 
Folder TitleDate
4029 Bernstein, M. Bio-bibliographical index of the Participants in the Jewish Revolutionary Movement. 1940
  

Evaluation.

 
Folder TitleDate
4030 Brestowicki, Aaron. Nationality and the National Problem in Dr. Zhitlowsky's Work. undated
  

Evaluation, chapter from work.

 
Folder TitleDate
4031 Golinkin, Rokhl. The Vilna Kahal in the First Half of the 19th Century. undated
  

Evaluation, report.

 
Folder TitleDate
4032 Gininger, Chaim. Dr. Alfred Landau's Dictionary. 1936-1940
  

Evaluation.

 
Folder TitleDate
4033 Glickson, Sergius. The Provincial Jewish Youth in Vilna. 1935-1936
  

Evaluation.

 
Folder TitleDate
4034 Domb, Chaim. Evaluation of Heredity and Environment. 1936-1940
  

Evaluation.

 
Folder TitleDate
4035 Derwiansky, Yosef Dovid. The Rabbinical Seminary in Vilna (1847-1873). 1935-1936
  

Evaluation.

 
Folder TitleDate
4036 Valt, Reyzl. The History of Jewish Secular Education in Vilna. 1936-1937
  

Evaluation.

 
Folder TitleDate
4037 Wrona, Irene. 1937-1938
  

Paper and notebooks.

 
Folder TitleDate
4038 Teitelboym, Eliyohu. Teaching Singing in the Yiddish School. 1938-1940
  

Evaluation, report.

 
Folder TitleDate
4039 Munits, Khayim (Chaim Munitz). Jewish Attire in Eastern Europe, First Half of the 19th Century. 1936-1939
  

Evaluation. Also includes illustrations and notes.

 
Folder TitleDate
4040 Melamedowicz, Yitzchak. Jews in Non-European Countries: A Geography Textbook; The Sephardic Communities in the USA. 1940
  

Evaluation.

 
Folder TitleDate
4041 Epshteyn, Nekhame. Jewish Jokes. 1937-1938
  

Evaluation.

 
Folder TitleDate
4042 Ehrlich, Alexander. The Main Problems of Business Cycle Theory. 1940
  

Notes and evaluations.

 
Folder TitleDate
4043 Patt, Emanuel. Youth research. 1940
  

Evaluation, notes, and photostat of evaluation.

 
Folder TitleDate
4044 Friedland, Shmuel. Nominal Inflection in the Mayse bukh. 1939
  

Evaluation.

 
Folder TitleDate
4045 Kantor, I. Methods of Studying National Character. 1938
  

Evaluation.

 
Folder TitleDate
4046 Kantor-Lichtenstein, R. The Working Conditions of Jewish Bakery Workers in Warsaw. 1936
  

Evaluation.

 
Folder TitleDate
4047 Reyzen, Shoel. The Evaluation of the Jewish National Programs in Russia (1897-1907). 1935-1936
  

Evaluation.

 
Folder TitleDate
4048 Schildkret, Libe (Lucy Dawidowicz). The Beginning of the Jewish Press in England. undated
  

Evaluation.

 
Folder TitleDate
4049 Schindelman, Esther. Polish Motifs in Yiddish Literature. 1937-1938
  

Evaluation. Vaysenberg's work.

 
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Series II: Administrative Materials, undated, 1934-1940

In Yiddish and Polish.
17 folders
Scope and Content:

This series consists of administrative materials, including founding documents, meeting minutes, notes, correspondence, rules for students, lecture notes, fragments of essays and research papers, and application materials.

Folder TitleDate
4050 Program founding documents, correspondence with students, evaluation of program. 1935-1936
  

First cycle

 
Folder TitleDate
4051 Notes for student evaluations; minutes of a meeting following graduation. 1936-1937
  

Second cycle

 
Folder TitleDate
4052 Notes and minutes for planning and program administration meetings. 1937-1938
  

Third cycle

 
Folder TitleDate
4053 Notes and minutes for planning and program administration meetings. 1938-1939
  

Fourth cycle

 
Folder TitleDate
4054 Student evaluations, correspondence with students. 1939-1940
  

Fifth cycle

 
Folder TitleDate
4055 Plans and notes for student evaluations.* 1938-1939
  

 
Folder TitleDate
4056 Notes from the seminars of visiting professors. 1939-1940
  

Including: Dr. Olshvanger, Dr. Ormian, Simon Dubnow, Dr. M. Weinreich, M. Yoffe, Jacob Lestschinsky, Dr. R. Mahler, S. Mendelson, Dr. Philip Friedman, Chaim Kazdan, and Zalmen Reisen.

 
Folder TitleDate
4057 Notes from seminars and data on students' work. 1940
  

 
Folder TitleDate
4058 Report of the registration query regarding documentation of Jewish life worldwide. undated
  

Also contains notes on historical topics.

 
Folder TitleDate
4059 Notes and research. undated
  

Notebooks by M. Kharash about Tacitus and the Jews (In Polish, Latin, German, Greek). Notecards containing newspaper excerpts on various topics.

 
Folder TitleDate
4060 Fragments of research papers. undated
  

 
Folder TitleDate
4061 Notes and rough drafts.* undated
  

 
Folder TitleDate
4062 Applications, as well as biographies/CVs of candidates alphabetically arranged. 1935-1940
  

 
Folder TitleDate
4063 Applications, as well as biographies/CVs of YIVO pro-aspirants (candidates); also applications not accepted. 1935-1940
  

 
Folder TitleDate
4063a Additional applications. 1935-1940
  

Unaccepted applications.

 
Folder TitleDate
4063b Additional applications. 1935-1940
  

Unaccepted applications.

 
Folder TitleDate
4064 Correspondence. 1934-1938
  

 
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