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

Processed by Ezekiel Lipschutz in 1954. Translated and edited by Rivka Schiller in 2007 with the assistance of a grant from the Gruss Lipper Family Foundation. Additional processing by Sarah Ponichtera in 2012.

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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 in Yiddish, 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, Zalmen Reyzen, 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, professors’ 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 #3961 and ends at #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.

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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

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

In Yiddish, Polish, German, Russian, and Hebrew.
102 folders
Arrangement:

Materials are arranged by writer’s last name.

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 professors' evaluations.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 3961 Ayzn, A. Myth and Ideas in Moshe Kulbak’s Works: Philosophical Motifs in Moshe Kulbak’s Works. 1937
  

Also includes research notes and professors' evaluations.

 
1 3962 Ayzn, A. Yiddish Art Prose in Poland After the World War 1937
  

First part

 
1 3962a Ayzn, A. Yiddish Art Prose in Poland after the World War 1937
  

Second part

 
1 3963 Arnshteyn, Dovid. Jewish Male and Female Apprentices in Vilna; 1937
  

Final draft; notes.

 
1 3963a Arnshteyn, Dovid. Jewish Male and Female Apprentices in Vilna; 1939
  

Evaluation.

 
1 3964 Arnshteyn, Dovid. Questionnaires to the Work: Jewish Male and Female Apprentices in Vilna. undated
  

Questionnaires; notes.

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 3965 Babicki, J. Agricultural Research on Jews in East Galicia: Statistical Materials on the Stanislawow Region; Jewish Colony in Leifun. undated
  

Data sheets on Stanislawow

 
2 3966 Babicki, J. Statistical Materials about the Lemberg, Stanislawow and Tarnopol Regions. undated
  

Data sheets on Lemberg, Stanislawow, and Tarnopol

 
2 3967 Babicki, J. Questionnaires about Petranka. undated
  

Data sheets and notes on Petranka

 
2 3968 Babicki, J. Statistical materials about Wierzbowce, Slobodke, Jakovke, and other towns in the Stansilawow region. undated
  

Data sheets and notes on Wierzbowce, Slobodke, Jakovke, and other towns.

 
2 3969 Babicki, J. Questionnaires about towns in the Stanislawow region. undated
  

Data sheets, questionnaires, and notes on towns in the Stanislawow region.

 
2 3970 Babicki, J. Correspondence with YIVO about the research; questionnaire forms. 1938-1939.
  

 
2 3971 Babicki, J. Statistical table of the Jewish farm workers in Zelwa, Grodno Province. 1935
  

Project report.

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 3972 Berezin, Shloyme. Jewish Small Industry in Vilna. undated
  

Research notes.

 
3 3973 Berezin, Shloyme. Jewish Small Industry in Vilna. undated
  

Research materials, drafts

 
3 3973a Berezin, Shloyme. Jewish Small Industry in Vilna 1938-1939
  

Project report.

 
3 3974 Berezin, Shloyme. Jewish Small Industry in Vilna. 1938
  

Research materials and periodicals.

 
3 3975 Berkman, Anna. Statystyka Zydow w Wilnie w 1795 r. (Statistics of Jews in Vilna in the Year 1795). undated
  

Draft of research paper; tables and supporting evidence.

 
3 3976 Hoyz, G. The Vilna Ghetto at the Present Time. (The Sociological Aspect of Three Streets) 1937-1938
  

Final report and rough draft with Zalman Raisen's corrections.

 
3 3977 Hoyz, G. Article about Territorialism. 1937
  

 
3 3978 Valt, L. Types of Germanisms in the Works of Dik; the Problem of Germanisms in Contemporary Yiddish; Jewish Migration during the Past 100 Years.* 1940
  

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

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
4 3979 Warhaftig.* 1939
  

Reviews of articles; research activity reports.

 
4 3980 Zak, L. Features of Perl’s Satire.* 1940
  

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

 
4 3981 Zelmanowicz, Motl.* 1940
  

Reviews of articles; research activity reports.

 
4 3982 Tapuakh, S. (Berezin, S.) The Jewish Agricultural Settlement in Stojaciszki, Vilna Region 1935-1936
  

Rough draft and proof sheets.

 
4 3983 Tapuakh, S. Land, Capital, Buildings: Agricultural Technology. 1937
  

Draft of article; tables with supporting evidence.

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
5 3984 Tapuakh, S. Jewish Agricultural Settlements in the Region of Vilna 1935-1936
  

Questionnaires, correspondence, reports

 
5 3984a Tapuakh, S. Correspondence regarding the Agriculture project 1935-1939
  

 
5 3985 Tapuakh, S. Agriculture among Jews: Regional Questionnaires of the Vilna Statistical Material, 1921. undated
  

 
5 3986 Tapuakh, S. Questionnaire about Jewish Gardening, along with reports and analysis. 1939
  

 
5 3986a Tapuakh, S. Evaluation undated
  

 
5 3987 Tykocinski, P. Jews in Eastern Europe during the First World War. 1937-1939
  

Minutes, reports, correspondence, and materials.

 
5 3987a Tykocinski, P. 1937
  

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

 
5 3988 Tykocinski, Pinkhes. Jewish Parliamentary Representation in the Polish Constituent Sejm. undated
  

Complete draft

 
5 3989 Tykocinski, P. Jewish Parliamentary Representation in the Polish Constituent Sejm. undated
  

Research notes organized by subject.

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
6 3990 Yones, Eliyohu. 1939
  

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

 
6 3991 Lubacki, Khasye. Series of short research papers on Haskalah and older Yiddish literature, for example, The language use of positive and negative characters in Aksenfeld (Shterntikhl, Rekrut, Genarte velt).* 1938
  

Reports, papers, lecture notes.

 
6 3992 Lubacki, Khasye.* undated
  

Activity reports and evaluations.

 
6 3993 Leizerowicz, Yankev. History of Secular Education of Jews in Russia in the first half of the nineteenth centurty. 1940
  

Draft of research paper and associated notes.

 
6 3993a Leynman, S. Mendele-Moykher Sforim: Yiddish and Hebrew. undated
  

Draft of this and other research papers; research notes.

 
6 3994 Likhtshteyn, Ruven, S. The Problems of Ansky’s Personality. 1937-1938
  

Seminar report. Some papers at the end may belong in folder 3995.

 
6 3995 Linder, Menakhem. The Suede-Leather Trade in Vilna. 1937
  

First Part. Questionnaires.

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
14 3995a Linder, Menakhem. The Suede-Leather Trade in Vilna. 1937
  

Second Part. Oversize.

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
7 3996 Linder, Menakhem. The Suede-Leather Trade in Vilna. undated
  

Manuscript fragments.

 
7 3997 Levin, Shloyme. Lithuanian Jews in the Uprising of 1831 1937-1938
  

Drafts of research paper.

 
7 3998 Lerner, Daniel. Ozdziutycze, a Jewish Shtetl in Volhynia. 1937
  

Research materials.

 
7 3999 Lerner, Daniel. Tarnopol: Description of a Shtetl in Eastern Poland. undated
  

Chapter of an article

 
7 4000 Mlotek, Yosl.* undated
  

Research notes

 
7 4001 Natisz, M. 1937
  

Rough copy of a Yankev Dinezon biography, with materials.

 
7 4002 Natisz, M. undated
  

Rough copy of a Yankev Dinezon biography, with remarks.

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
8 4003 Nutkiewicz, S. (Sergey). The May-Regime and the Jewish Question in Poland. 1940
  

Work plan, notes, bibliography.

 
8 4004 Slutsky-Kestin, Khane. School Holidays and Entertainment in the Life of Children 1936
  

Report.

 
8 4004a Slutsky-Kestin, Khane. School Holidays and Entertainment in the Life of Children undated
  

Reports on school holidays.

 
8 4005 Szmuszkiewicz, Kh. Jewish Guilds in Vilna at the Beginning of the 19th Century. 1938
  

Reports, bibliography, evaluations.

 
8 4006 Szmuszkiewicz, Kh. Jewish Guilds in Vilna. undated
  

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

 
8 4007 Pipe, S.Z. The Yiddish Art-Song among the People: Folklorized Forms of D. Edelstadt’s “Der arbeter” (The Worker). 1935-1938
  

Correspondence.

 
8 4008 Piczaczer-Mann, Khane. Diaries about Children. 1936-1938
  

Includes diaries themselves, correspondence, notes.

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
9 4009 Piczaczer-Mann, Khane. Diaries about Children; Education of infants. undated
  

Supplementary notes to the diaries; discrete sheets, reports.

 
9 4009a Piczaczer-Mann, Khane. Diaries about Children; Education of infants. 1938
  

Evaluation.

 
9 4009b Miscellaneous notes from several sources; unidentified by name and unnumbered; frequently incomplete pieces of research notes or letters. undated
  

 
9 4010 Feygenberg, R. Essays, research-lectures, research activity reports. 1940
  

Mixed works of R. Feygenberg and Elisheva Feygenberg.

 
9 4011 Friedman, Leyb. The Brush Industry in Poland. 1937
  

Polished draft.

 
9 4012 Kowalski, Gershon.* 1940
  

Lectures, research activity reports.

 
9 4013 Kaplanowicz, Shoel.* 1939-1940
  

Research papers on historical and literary topics, reports.

 
9 4014 Kligsberg, Moyshe. The Meaning of Normal Play among Children undated
  

Typed draft (3pp); research notes.

 
9 4015 Krugli, Usher.* 1939-1940
  

Research notes, lecture notes, research activity reports.

 
9 4016 Rovner, S. (Lastik, S.) Der Yugnt Veker.* 1934-1935
  

Manuscript; research notes

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
10 4017 Rivkind, J. Family budgets in Vilna. undated
  

Statistical materials, research notes.

 
10 4017a Rivkind, J. Family budgets in Vilna. undated
  

Additional research notes.

 
10 4018 Rivkind, J. Family budgets in Vilna. undated
  

Materials, address, card-index.

 
10 4019 Rivkind, J. Family budgets in Vilna. undated
  

Questionnaires.

 
10 4020 Rivkind, J. Family budgets in Vilna. undated
  

Questionnaires to Jewish families.

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
11 4021 Rivkind, J. Budgets of Jewish Families in Vilna. undated
  

Questionnaires.

 
11 4022 Rivkind, J. Budgets of Jewish Families in Vilna. undated
  

Budget books. Part I.

 
11 4022a Rivkind, J. Budgets of Jewish Families in Vilna. undated
  

Budget books. Part II.

 
11 4023 Shulman, Eliyohu. The Growth of Yiddish Literature in the United States, 1881-1900. 1936
  

Complete text (printed). Part I.

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
12 4023a Shulman, Eliyohu. The Growth of Yiddish Literature in the United States, 1881-1900. 1936
  

Complete text (printed). Part II.

 
12 4024 Schlossberg, B. Khaykl Hurvits’ Seyfer tsofnas paneyakh 1936-1937
  

Handwritten draft; research notes

 
12 4025 Schlossberg, B. 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.”

 
12 4026 (No name). Die Anzahl der Juden in der ganzen Welt. (The Total World Jewish Population). undated
  

With tables.

 
12 4027 Miscellaneous papers. Parts of research results and lectures. undated
  

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
14 4065 Pipe, S.Z. The Yiddish Art-Song among the People: Folklorized Forms of of M. Gordon's Di Mashke. undated
  

Handwritten draft.

 
14 4066 Pipe, S.Z. The Yiddish Art-Song among the People: Folklorized Forms of D. Edelstadt’s “Der arbeter” (The Worker). undated
  

Research notes

 

Subseries 2: Professors' Evaluations, undated, 1935-1940

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

Materials in Subseries 2 consist exclusively of professors' evaluations, and do not include the research papers themselves.

BoxFolderTitleDate
12 4028 Blecher, Moyshe. Evaluation of Heinrich Heine’s Influence on Yiddish Poetry 1935-1936
  

Evaluation.

 
12 4029 Bernstein, M. Bio-bibliographical index of the Participants in the Jewish Revolutionary Movement 1940
  

Evaluation.

 
12 4030 Brestowicki, Aaron. Nationality and the National Problem in Dr. Zhitlowsky’s Work. undated
  

Evaluation.

 
12 4031 Galinski, Rokhl. The Vilna Kahal in the First Half of the 19th Century. undated
  

Evaluation.

 
12 4032 Gininger, Khayim. Dr. Alfred Landau’s Dictionary 1936-1940
  

Evaluation.

 
12 4033 Glickson, Sergius. The Provincial Jewish Youth in Vilna, 1935-1936
  

Evaluation.

 
12 4034 Khayim Domb. Evaluation of Heredity and Environment 1936-1940
  

Evaluation.

 
12 4035 Derwiansky, Yosef Dovid. The Rabbinical Seminary in Vilna (1847-1873) 1935-1936
  

Evaluation.

 
12 4036 Valt, Reyzl. The History of Jewish Secular Education in Vilna 1936-1937
  

Evaluation.

 
12 4037 Wrona, Irene. The School in American Society 1937-1938
  

Paper and notesbooks.

 
12 4038 Teitelboym, Eliyohu. Teaching Singing in the Yiddish School 1938-1940
  

Evaluation.

 
12 4039 Munits, Khayim. Jewish Attire in Eastern Europe, First Half of the 19th Century. 1936-1939
  

Evaluation. Also includes illustrations and notes

 
12 4040 Melamedowicz, Y. Jews in Non-European Countries: A Geography Textbook; The Sephardic Communities in the USA 1940
  

Evaluation.

 
12 4041 Epshteyn, Nekhame. Jewish Jokes 1937-1938
  

Evaluation.

 
12 4042 Ehrlich, Alexander. The Main Problems of Business Cycle Theory 1940
  

Notes and evaluations.

 
12 4043 Patt, Emanuel. Youth research 1940
  

Evaluation, notes, and photostat of evaluation.

 
12 4044 Friedlan, D. Nominal Inflection in the Mayse bukh 1939
  

Evaluation.

 
12 4045 Kantor, J. Methods of Studying National Character 1938
  

Evaluation.

 
12 4046 Kantor-Lichtenstein, R. The Working Conditions of Jewish Bakery Workers in Warsaw 1936
  

Evaluation.

 
12 4047 Reyzen, Shoel. The Evaluation of the Jewish National Programs in Russia (1897-1907). 1935-1936
  

Evaluation.

 
12 4048 Schildkret, Libe (Lucy Dawidowicz): The Beginning of the Jewish Press in England. undated
  

Evaluation.

 
12 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.
65 folders
Arrangement:

The subseries are arranged by provenance. Materials within each subsereies are arranged by subject.

Scope and Content:

The records of the Ethnographic Expedition led by S. Ansky, including meeting minutes, budgets, plans, and public responses, comprise the bulk of the first subseries, which is small in size but great in significance. This subseries also contains the minutes of the museum committee for the Jewish Historical Ethnographic Society, and the correspondence of the society, including correspondence from S. Dubnow. The second subseries contains the records of the Society of Friends of Jewish Antiquity, one of the predecessors of the Ansky expedition. It includes meeting minutes, correspondence, publications and other administrative records. However, the bulk of this series consists of the records of the S. Ansky Jewish Historical Ethnographic Society in Vilna, including organizational plans, meeting minutes, correspondence with Polish authorities, appeals for ethnographic materials, financial accounts, records of the museum and its holdings, dealings with the Ansky estate, and correspondence with many Jewish cultural organizations in Vilna, as well as 8 folders of ethnographic materials that it collected.

BoxFolderTitleDate
13 4050 Program founding documents, correspondence with students, evaluation of program. 1935-1936
  

First cycle

 
13 4051 Notes for student evaluations; minutes of a meeting following graduation 1936-1937
  

Second cycle

 
13 4052 Notes and minutes for planning and program administration meetings 1937-1938
  

Third cycle

 
13 4053 Notes and minutes for planning and program administration meetings 1938-1939
  

Fourth cycle

 
13 4054 Student evaluations, correspondence with students 1939-1940
  

Fifth cycle

 
13 4055 Plans and notes for student evaluations* 1938-1939
  

 
13 4056 Notes from the seminars of visiting professors 1939-1940
  

Including: Dr. Olshvanger, Dr. Ormian, Simon Dubnow, Dr. M. Weinreich, M. Yoffe, Yankev Leszczinski, Dr. R. Mahler, S. Mendelson, Dr. Philip Friedman, Kh. Kazhdan, and Zalmen Reyzen.

 
13 4057 Notes from seminars and data on students’ work 1940
  

 
13 4058 Report of the registration query regarding documentation of Jewish life worldwide. undated
  

Also contains notes on historical topics.

 
13 4059 Excerpts associated with Tacitus’ attitudes toward Jews. undated
  

 
13 4060 Fragments of research papers. undated
  

 
13 4061 Notes and rough drafts* undated
  

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
13a 4062 Applications, as well as biographies/CVs of candidates alphabetically arranged 1935-1940
  

 
13a 4063 Applications, as well as biographies/CVs of YIVO pro-aspirants (candidates); also applications not accepted. 1935-1940
  

 
13a 4063a Additional applications. 1935-1940
  

 
13a 4063b Additional applications. 1935-1940
  

 
13a 4064 Correspondence 1934-1938
  

 
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