Guide to the Papers of Jacob Xenab Cohen (1889-1955), undated, 1913-1978
 
*P-661

Processed by Robert B. Stephenson, Holly Snyder (November 1994) and Marvin Rusinek (October 2006)

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Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on September 23, 2009. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jacob Xenab Cohen (1889-1955)
Title: Jacob Xenab Cohen, papers
Dates:undated, 1913-1978
Abstract: Consists of correspondence, articles, speeches, travel notes, ephemera and other documents pertaining to the careers of a civil-engineer who retired from that profession in 1924 to become a practicing rabbi. Includes materials from Cohen's campaigns against employment discrimination and Nazi persecution of Jews in Europe from 1932 to 1945.
Languages: The collection is in English, Hebrew, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet (3 manuscript boxes)
Identification: P-661
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Biographical Note

Jacob Xenab Cohen (1889-1955)

Jacob Cohen was born in New York City to Lithuanian Jewish parents on August 15, 1889. As the eldest son of immigrant parents, young Jacob carried his parents' expectations for his success as well as the responsibility of caring for numerous younger siblings after school. A quiet and dynamic young man, Jacob Cohen graduated from the Hebrew Technical Institute at the age of 17, and was immediately hired as a draftsman by a Brooklyn manufacturing company. In late 1906, the engineering firm of Herring and Fuller hired him, where by 1915 he had established his reputation as a sanitary engineer. Attending night school at Cooper Union, he achieved his B.S.C.E. in 1911, and was hired to teach night classes there in 1913. It was during this period that he adopted the middle name "Xenab" to distinguish himself from the other Jacob Cohens then living in New York.

In 1915, the newly-married "J. X." Cohen was hired by the City of Syracuse, New York, to design a Sewage Disposal Works. This work, carried out under the auspices of the Syracuse Intercepting Sewer Board was completed in 1925. Long dedicated to Jewish liberalism and impressed by the example of Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, Cohen had been a founder of the Bronx Free Synagogue in 1914 and served as its first President. Thus, it was no surprise that, at the urging of friends, Cohen entered the Jewish Institute of Religion in 1925 to study for the rabbinate under Stephen Wise. By 1929, he had achieved both the rabbinical and M.H.L. degrees, and was immediately hired as Associate Rabbi of the Free Synagogue--a post he held for more than eleven years.

Cohen was also active with Stephen Wise in the American Jewish Congress, serving both on its Governing Council and as Chair of its National Committee on Economic Problems. From the latter post, he directed studies of employment discrimination of which the best known are Jews, Jobs and Discrimination (1937), Helping to End Economic Discrimination (1937), and Toward Fair Play for Jewish Workers (1938). Altogether, Cohen authored some 60 reports on employment discrimination against Jews and African Americans between 1930 and 1944. He was an outspoken advocate for FDR's Fair Employment Practices Commission. In 1940, he traveled to South America on behalf of the American Jewish Congress to survey the economic and political condition of Jewish communities throughout Latin America. The trip culminated in a book, Jewish Life in South America (1941), for which Stephen Wise penned a foreword.

J. X. demonstrated strong feelings for the welfare of the unfortunate throughout his career. In Syracuse, he was a member of the Board of Directors (later President) of the Jewish Communal Home and Secretary of the local Federation of Jewish Charities. He was subsequently appointed Executive Director of the Jewish Home for Aged. While at the Jewish Institute of Religion, he used these experiences in his masters thesis, titled "Ancient and Modern Care of the Aged--A Study of Paupers, Poorhouses and Pensions." As a rabbi, he continued his work for the less fortunate by chairing the Committee on the Jewish Chaplaincy of the New York Board of Rabbis and extending its work to hospitals, prison facilities and other institutions of social welfare.

Jacob X. Cohen's busy and dynamic career came to an abrupt end in 1950, when he was struck by a degenerative neurological illness which greatly depleted his physical capabilities. The last five years of his life were spent in his home, as a bedridden invalid, although he retained his mental faculties to the end. Death finally and mercifully claimed him on April 24, 1955.

Sources:
Cohen, Sadie Alta F. Engineer of the Soul: A Biography of Rabbi J. X. Cohen (1889-1955) (New York: Bloch Publishing Company, 1961). S. v., "Cohen, Jacob Xenab," Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, vol. 3 (New York, 1941), p. 247.

Chronology

1889 Born in Brooklyn, New York to Barnet Cohen and his wife Ida Weber Cohen, both originally from Meretz (Merkine), Lithuania
1903-1906Attended Hebrew Technical Institute; established lasting friendship with Principal Dr. Edgar Starr Barney
May 1906Hired by Tuttle & Bailey Manufacturing Company (first job)
1906-1915Employed by Herring and Fuller, an engineering firm
1907-1910Attended Sundays meetings at the Hudson Theatre to hear Rabbi Stephen S. Wise
1908-1911Attended Cooper Union at night
1911Graduated from Cooper Union with a B.S.C.E. degree; valedictorian of his class
1911Met Sadie Alta Friedberg, a distant cousin
1912Younger brother Henry dies of diphtheria
1913-1914Taught mechanical drawing at Cooper Union; completed ms. textbook on this subject
1914Married Sadie Alta Friedberg
1915Founded the Free Synagogue of the Bronx with Joseph M. Levine
1915Hired by City of Syracuse, New York to design sewage disposal works
April 1916Daughter Pauline born
1918Enlisted in the Army Engineering Corps; assigned to Camp Knox, Kentucky
1919Returned to Syracuse
1920Appointed Executive Director of the Jewish Home for Aged of Central New York in Syracuse
1925Sewer work in Syracuse completed; entered Jewish Institute of Religion
1926Purchased land to construct his summer home at Mohegan Lake, near Peekskill
1929Graduated Jewish Institute of Religion
1929Hired as Associate Rabbi by the Free Synagogue and as Bursar of the Jewish Institute of Religion
1929-1944Executive Secretary of the Free Synagogue
1930Appointed Chair of the Committee on Economic Problems of the American Jewish Congress
1932Appointed Chair of the Peekskill Board of Water Commissioners
1936Traveled to England, France, Germany and Russia with the Sherwood Eddy Seminar
1937Traveled to Mexico with a group led by Dr. Hubert Herring
1939-1940President of the New York Board of Rabbis
1940Traveled to South America with the Committee on Cultural Relations with Latin America as an official representative of the World Jewish Congress
1940Became Chair of the Chaplaincy Committee of the New York Board of Rabbis
1948Chaplaincy Committee and Psychiatric Department of Mount Sinai Hospital inaugurate a Chaplaincy Institute for "scientific" training of Jewish chaplains
1950Took Leave of Absence from the Free Synagogue and the American Jewish Congress; later relinquishes all official duties
April 1955Died of a degenerative neurological disorder
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Scope and Content Note

The Papers of Jacob Xenab Cohen reflect his varied activities as an engineer and rabbi. Although the collection represents only a small portion of Rabbi Cohen's extant papers, there is a great deal of important material contained within it for the study of American Jewish activism and Jewish life in South America.

The collection is valuable to researchers interested in the history of the American Jewish Congress and its activities, in employment discrimination against American Jews, in anti-Semitism, in Jewish anti-Nazi activism, in liberal Jewish theology and in the Jewish communities of Brazil, Peru and Mexico, as well as the rest of Latin America.

The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, articles, clippings, notes, speeches and ephemera. The vast majority of the items are in English, with some notations in Hebrew, Spanish and Portuguese. Also included within the collection are condolences received by Sadie Cohen upon the death of her husband, and documentation on various institutions and programs endowed by her in his memory.

In compiling this Inventory, Rob Stephenson described the collection at the item level. Rob identified some seventeen separate folders (listed as "Items" in the Inventory) that ranged from loose-leaf binders, to folders, to small portfolios of handwritten notes taken by Rabbi Cohen on his travels. The researcher should note that items A and B, as referenced on the attached inventory, were loose-leaf binders which the Society's professional staff decided to disassemble in order to better preserve the items contained within them. Thus, while Rob's Inventory preserves the original order in which he found the collection, the researcher will find that the individual correspondence and materials listed under "Item A" and "Item B" have been transferred to file folders, and have been reorganized in a more sensible fashion. Each folder has been marked with an A or a B (or both, in some cases), to help the researcher correlate the item on the Inventory with the folders found in Box 1 of the collection.

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Arrangement

The collection is organized into five series as follows:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

American Jewish Historical Society:
Papers of Rabbi Stephen S. Wise
Papers of the American Jewish Congress

Edward Klein Memorial Library, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue:
Papers of Rabbi Jacob X. Cohen
Papers of Stephen S. Wise

American Jewish Archives:
Papers of Rabbi Jacob X. Cohen

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Jacob Xenab Cohen, papers; P-661; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Sadie Alta Friedberg Cohen, widow of J. X. Cohen, in 1978.

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Access Points

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Abbreviations used:
JXC = Rabbi Jacob X. Cohen
SSW = Dr. Stephen S. Wise
R = Recto (front page of a sheet)
V = Verso (back page of a sheet)

 

Series I: Biographical/Personal, undated, 1920, 1922-1978

Box 1, Folders 1-8.
BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Item A: Sherwood Eddy and American/European Travel Seminars (see 10R, 16R, 16V, 17R, 26R) 1936-1938
1 2 Items A & B: Clippings (see Item A: 7R, 7V, 12R, 12V, 14V, 15V, 17V, 18R, 18V, 20R, 20V, 23V, 25R, 27V, 28R, 28V, 30R; Item B: 2R) 1930-1944
1 3 Item A & B: Memorials (see Item A: 40V and under clip at end: note signed by Jacob R. Marcus, letters signed by Stanley F. Chyet and Mrs. Andrée D. Hest, and Meeting of Governing Council of American Jewish Congress; Item B: 9V) 1965-1978
1 4 Items A & B: Temple Emanu-El of Lynbrook, NY, Memorial Lectures (see Item A: 39V, 41R, under clip at end: J.X. Cohen Memorial Lecture, Vorspan named guest lecturer; Item B: 5V, 7R, loose material No. 9, No. 10, and No. 12) 1965-1977
1 5 Items A & B: General Correspondence (See Item A: 16R, 16V, 33R, 36R, 38R, 42R, under clip at end: typed notes signed by Will Durant and Stefan Zweig; Item B: Loose material No. 1 and No. 2) 1928-1947
1 6 Items A & B: Biographical Writings, etc. (see Item A: 1R, 2R, 40R; Item B: 1R, 2V, 3V, 5R, 6R, 7V, 9R, under clip on inside front cover: No.'s 1-3) 1922-1978
1 7 Accretion: Engineer of the Soul: A Biography of the Late Rabbi J.X. Cohen, by Sadie Alta Cohen 1961
1 8 Accretion: Photographs undated, 1920
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Series II: Engineering, undated, 1914, 1916-1917, 1919, 1921-1926, 1933

Box 1, Folders 9-15.
BoxFolderTitleDate
1 9 Item G: "Engineer - Syracuse" undated, 1914, 1916-1917, 1919, 1921, 1923-1926, 1933
1 10 Item H: "The Public Water Supply of Syracuse" 1924
1 11 Item I: "Man, Power, and Super-Power" 1924
1 12 Item J: "Pertaining to Engineering (not J.X.'s own)" undated, 1922, 1924-1925
1 13 Item P: "Syracuse Sewage Treatment Works…" undated
1 14 Item Q: "Protection from Onondaga Creek Floods" 1925
1 15 Accretion: Report to Glenn D. Holmes Chief Engineer, Syracuse Intercepting Sewer Board, by J.X. Cohen January 1923
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Series III: Jewish Institute of Religion/Rabbinate, 1923-1978

Box 1, Folders 16-18.
BoxFolderTitleDate
1 16 Items A & B: Stephen S. Wise and the Jewish Institute of Religion (see Item A: 2V, 3R, 3V, 4R, and 34V) 1923-1942
1 17 Items A & B: New York Board of Rabbis (see Item A: 14R, 37R, 37V, 38V, 39R; Item B: 4R, 4V, 8R, 8V) 1939-1978
1 18 Accretion: Free Synagogue Weekly Bulletin December 11, 1934
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Series IV: American Jewish Congress, undated, 1931-1946

Box 1, Folder 19 -- Box 3, Folder 3.
BoxFolderTitleDate
1 19 Item K: "Report to the War Emergency Session of the American Jewish Congress" 1942
1 20 Item L: "Safeguarding American Democracy on the Home Front" May 17, 1942
1 21 Item M: "The Economic Destruction of German Jewry by the Nazi Regime 1933-1937" 1942
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 1 Item O: "Group of Seven Portfolios" undated, 1936-1937, 1940
2 2 Items A & B: American Jewish Congress and Anti-Nazi and Employment Discrimination Activities (see Item A: 4V, 6R, 9R, 15R, 19V, 24R, 31R, 31V, 34R, 35R; Item B: 1R, 3R) 1931-1942
2 3 Item D: "South America" 1936-1937, 1940-1942
2 4 Item E: "Visiting cards - Peru: Lima, Mollendo" undated
2 5 Item N: "J.X. Cohen Articles in American Jewish Congress Weekly" (see No.'s 10-24, 31-34, and 39) 1940-1941
2 6 Item F: "Visiting cards - Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, São Paolo" undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 1 Item N: American Jewish Congress Weekly (see No.'s 1, 2, 4-9, 25-30, 35-38, 40-45, 47, 49, 50) 1943-1946
3 2 Accretion: Jewish Life in South America: A Survey Study for the American Jewish Congress, by J.X. Cohen 1941
3 3 Accretion: Christians Only: A Study in Prejudice, by Heywood Broun and George Britt 1931
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Series V: Publications and Speeches, undated, 1925-1946

Box 3, Folders 4-6.
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 4 Item A: Speeches and Speaking Engagements (see 7V, 9V, 10R, 10V, 11V, 12R, 13R, 13V, 18R, 19V, 20R, 21R, 23R, 23V, 24V, 25V, 26R, 26V, 27R, 27V, 28V, 30R, 30V, 32R, 33R, 33V, 42R) 1931-1945
3 5 Items A & B: Publications (see Item A: 1V, 5V, 11R, 21R, 21V, 22R, 22V, 29V, 32R, 32V, 35V, 41V, and clipped article "F.E.P.C. - Symbol of Liberation"; Item B: 1V, Loose Material No. 11) 1925-1944
3 6 Item C: "Speeches" undated, 1925, 1931-1933, 1940-1942, 1944, 1946
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Item A: Loose-leaf binder entitled (paper label: "Some Memoirs, Press Clippings, Speaking Engagements, Letters, Articles, etc. by and about him." Note: Items listed are enclosed in acetate loose-leaf pages), undated, 1920, 1924-1945, 1947, 1949, 1956, 1959, 1965-1970

BoxFolderTitleDate
1RReproduction of portrait drawing of JXC by "Porskin"(?), 1 sheet.
1V"Listing of Publications" noted in pencil above printed listing entitled "Other Articles, Reports and Addresses on Economic Discrimination" by JXC. 2 pp. P. 13 & 14 appear at foot: removed from some longer item.
2RPrinted pamphlet entitled "Old Folks Tales" by Jay Ecks, Annual Report of the Jewish Home for Aged of Central New York, 1924 edition. [24 pp] (See item N, No. 3)1924
2VAutographed letter signed from JXC to SSW, on letterhead: J.X. Cohen, Consulting Civil Engineer. Written in ink. 3 pp. Noted in pencil at top: "Partial Copy." Accepting position with the Institute of Religion. March 29, 1924
3RAutographed note signed from SSW to JXC, from Co. Donegal. 2 pp.August 21, 1926
3RAutographed note signed from SSW to JXC, on letterhead of Standard Hotel, Dublin. 3 pp. August 18, 1926
3RAutographed note signed from SSW to JXC, on letter on Hotel Metropole, Minehead, Somerset. 1 p. Signed with initials.August 13, 1926
3RTyped letter signed from SSW to JXC, on letterhead of Wigmore Hotel, London. 1 p.July 13, 1926
3VTyped note unsigned from SSW (?) to Rev. John Haynes Holmes. Mentioned his hope that JXC will "remain with us permanently as assistant or associate rabbi …" 1 p.September 25, 1928
4RPrinted program. Fourth Annual Commencement of Jewish Institute of Religion, New York. Baccalaureate Service. 1 sheet folded. JXC is listed as one of six candidates for degrees, Master of Hebrew Literature and Rabbi.May 26, 1929
4VMimeographed typescript of a lecture delivered before Har Sinai Congregation, Baltimore, Md., by Rabbi Edward L. Israel. Title: "Are Jewish Nationalism and Nazi Nationalism Identical?" 8 pp. foolscap.February 14, 1937
5RExam paper for Dr. I.B. Berkson by J.X. Cohen, Student, Jewish Institute of Religion. Title: "Educational Psychology." Handwritten in ink on onionskin. 10 pp.January 26, 1927
5V"Religion & Its Philosophies - A Personality Study." New School of Social Research. Handwritten in ink of foolscap. 20 pp. In pencil: J.X. Cohen.November 1925
6RBlack and white photographic print of outdoor statuary. Inscription on base of statue in German. Letter from SSW to JXC, dated April 30, 1930, on the letterhead of the Jewish Institute of Religion, appointing J.X. Cohen Bursar of the Institute. On verso is JXC's acceptance (carbon), dated May 3, 1920. Printed program, Twentieth Anniversary Dinner, Free Synagogue, Hotel Commodore, April 10, 1927. 8 pp.1920, 1927, 1930
6V6V - Typed carbon note, unsigned, from SSW to "Mack", dated January 22, 1932, on letterhead of the Free Synagogue conveying a 2 pp. confidential memorandum from JXC, dated January 15, 1932, and related to economic discrimination. [Apparently Sarnoff was subject of conference reported.]1932
7RTwo newspaper clippings: "Treatment of Minorities Offers Test of Civilization's Standard; Rabbi Cohen Asserts in Beth Jacob" - Newburgh NY News.May 9, 1931
7R"Does Economic Discrimination Against the Jew Exist?" - Jewish World, Philadelphia, Pa.April 27, 1931
7V"Does Economic Discrimination Against the Jew Exist?" - Southern Israelite, Atlanta, Ga.April 30, 1931
7V"Criticizes Jewish Leaders for Failure to Fight Economic Anti-Semitism" - The Modern View.April 1931
8RAutographed note signed in green ink from SSW to JXC, undated, on letterhead of the Hotel Chelsea, Atlantic City, NJ. 2 pp.
8VTyped note signed from SSW to JXC, on letterhead of Hotel Montana, Lucerne. 1 p.September 1, 1935
9R"Resolution Adopted by Round Table #7 Dealing with the Problem of Restriction in Business, Industry and the Professions." Carbon typescript. 2 pp.undated
9VProgram, Metropolitan Conference, Religious School Teachers, Union of American Hebrew Congregations. Sunday, January 23rd. Mimeographed. 1 p.undated
10RPrinted brochure: "The European Seminar." [Tour brochure.] [8] ppJuly-August 1938
10RPrinted brochure: "The American Seminar." 1 sheet, folded.April 19-30, 1938
10RPrinted program: Men's Club, temple Ahavath Sholom, Brooklyn, NY. Talk by JXC entitled "What Chance as a Jew." 1 sheet card stock, folded, self-mailer with stamp. Addressed to JXC.November 17, 1932
10RPrinted program: The Mens' Association of Temple Rodeph Sholom. Open Meeting. Subject: "Jobs for Jews and Jews for Jobs." JXC listed as one of the speakers. 2 pp.November 22, [1932]
10VAddress by Rabbi JXC at "Save the FEPC Meeting," Town Hall, New York. Mimeo typescript. 4 pp.June 19, 1945
11R"The F.E.P.C.-Symbol of Liberation" by JXC … Extension of Remarks of Hon. George H. Bender of Ohio in the House of Representatives, Thursday, May 18, 1944. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944. Printed booklet. [8] pp.1944
11V"The Dimming of an American Ideal" - A Hanukkah Address, by Rabbi JXC … over Station WGBS, New York City. Carbon typescript. 4 pp.December 9, 1931
12RThe Bulletin of the Jamaica Jewish Center. Vol 4., No 23. Printed brochure, [4] pp. On front cover appears an announcement of JXC's talk: "What Chance has the Jew?" Friday evening, February 17, at 8:15 …February 17, 1933
12RNews clipping. Headline: "Hold Celebration for Mohegan-Shrub Oak Wat'r District." JXC presided as chairman of the program of dedication. Name of newspaper not evident.July 5, 1933
12VArticle on JXC from New York Post, entitled "An Engineer of the Soul," by Mary Braggiotti.January 12, 1944
13RPrinted program, King David Lodge No. 994 F. & A.M. Refers to a talk that JXC gave at the previous meeting. February 3, 1934
13VPp. 7 & 8 from The Jewish Layman of Chicago. Small mention of JXC's talk at a recent meeting of the Men's Club of Temple Ahavath Shalom, Brooklyn, entitled "What Chance has a Jew?"January 1933
14RPrinted program, Third Annual Conference of the National Council of Jewish Chaplains in Penal Institutions, sponsored by the Jewish Board of Guardians, [4] pp. JXC is listed as a member of the Chaplaincy Committee of the Jewish Board of Guardians.March 8, 1939
14VPhotocopy of a newspaper clipping from the Wednesday, December 28, 1938 issue of the New York Post with headline: "Anti-Semitism in U.S. Industry Found at Peak." Deals with report prepared by JXC.December 28, 1938
15RConfidential Report from JXC to SSW and Bernard S. Deutsch on Hitler Anti-Semitic meeting held Saturday, December 19, 1931, at Kreuzer Hall, 228 East 86th Street, New York City. Carbon typescript with notations in hand. 6 pp.December 19, 1931
15VNewspaper clipping from the [Denver] Mountain Jewish News. Headline: "Rabbi Urges Jewish Leaders to Fight Economic Anti-Semitism." Reporting on a sermon by JXC given in New York City.April 17, 1931
15VNewspaper clipping from the Home News. Letter to the Editor from F.X. Quirin refuting JXC.January 3, 1938
16RAutographed letter signed from Oscar Jaworsky to JXC, dated October 4, 1936, on letterhead of The College of the City of New York, 1 p. Attached to this is a postcard from M.R. Cohen to Miss Braun [probably JXC's secretary]. Also, a carbon typescript of a letter from JXC to Jaworsky, dated September 8, 1936, enclosing a photographic print. 1 p.1936
16RCarbon typed letter from JXC to Rev. Edward R. Elson, La Jolla, California, enclosing some photographic prints. 1 p.September 8, 1936
16RTyped letter signed from Edward L.R. Elson, dated October 29, 1936 on letterhead of the First Presbyterian Church, La Jolla, California to JXC thanking him for photographic prints. On verso is carbon typescript of JXC's response, dated November 5, 1936. 1 p.1936
16VCarbon typescript from JXC to Miss Kate D. Huber of Indianapolis. 1 p. Enclosing some photographic prints.September 8, 1936
16VCarbon typescript from JXC to Miss Kate D. Huber of Indianapolis. 1 p.September 30, 1936
16VCarbon typescript from JXC [no signature or name] to Miss Kate D. Huber of Indianapolis. 1 p. Enclosing more photographic prints.October 22, 1936
16VAutographed letter signed from Kate D. Huber to JXC. 2 pp.September 27, 1936
16VTypewritten memorandum from JXC to SSW, referring to Miss Huber's sympathetic comments on the Jewish people in her letter of September 27. 1 p.September 30, 1936
16VAutographed letter signed from Kate Huber to JXC. 1 p.November 22, 1936
16VAutographed letter signed from Ellen Nitzhowski to JXC, on letterhead of "The American Seminar." Thanking him for the photographic prints. 1 p.September 26, 1936
16VAutographed letter signed from Bertha (?) G. Ferris of New Preston, Connecticut, to JXC, inviting the Cohens to lunch. 2 pp.July 12, 1942
17RTyped (mimeograph) passenger list of The American Seminar 1936. 2 pp. (2 copies.)1936
17RCarbon typescript letter from JXC to Dr. Sherwood Eddy of New York. 2 pp. Points up fact and protests that ship for 1937 American Seminar trip to Europe is a German ship.December 2, 1936
17RTyped letter signed from Sherwood Eddy to JXC, responding to JXC's concerns. States that only one ship sailing to Europe that day. 1 p.December 21, 1936
17RTyped memorandum from JXC to SSW, wondering whether SSW will reply to Eddy's letter. SSW responds "desire to make no reply" in pencil notation.December 23, 1936
17RCarbon typescript letter from JXC to Sherwood Eddy, 1 p. Points out that two other ships sail the day in question. Also a second copy.January 4, 1937
17RTrimmed sheet of paper with sailings from New York about June 19th. Typed. Some loss of text.
17VNewspaper clipping from Jewish Floridian of Miami. Headline: "Report Given on Miami Hotels." Quotes JXC.March 25, 1938
17VNewspaper clipping from The Jewish Chronicle, London, England. Headline: "Jews, Jobs and Discrimination." Discusses JXC's report.February 11, 1938
18RNewspaper clipping from the New York Times, dated [in pencil] December 13, 1938. Headline: "Auto Trade School Formally Opened." JXC gave the benediction.December 13, 1938
18RClipping from "Weekly Announcements" in item entitled "Women's Organization." Headline: "Rabbi J.X. Cohen will Summarize Events in the Jewish World Today."December 4, 1938
18RAnnouncement of a Men's Club Meeting, (in pencil: December 8, 1937 [sic]): "Rabbi J.X. Cohen will give a Brief Summary of Current Jewish Events."December 8, 1937
18VNewspaper clipping from the New York Times. Headline: "Clergy Give Plan to Revive Trade." JXC is listed as a signer of the statement.May 24, 1939
18VNewspaper clipping from the Toronto Daily Star. Headline: "We Walk, Einstein Gallops, Rabbi says of Greatest Jew." Article on JXC's visit to Toronto.January 23, 1939
18VNewspaper clipping from the Poughkeepsie Evening Star. Headline: "Temple Sisterhood Plans to Sponsor Series of Lectures." Reports on plans for four lectures by JXC.January 5, 1937
19RTyped memorandum from JXC to SSW, reporting that 1938 Eddy Seminar will sail on the Queen Mary not a German liner. 1 p.November 30, 1937
19RTyped memorandum from JXC to SSW, dated January 7, 1939, attaching a typed note signed of thanks from Miriam Dall to JXC, dated January 5, 1939. 1 p.1939
19VMimeographed schedule of lectures at NYU Jewish Culture Foundation, Second Semester 1939. 2 pp. JXC is listed to speak on Thursday, March 30, on "Towards Fair Play for Jewish Workers."1939
19VPrinted schedule for Symposium on Race Theories and Democracy. In pencil: "Rand Educational Institute 1939." JXC is listed to speak on May 3rd on "Socio-Economic Opportunities for Jews in America." 2 pp.1939
20RNewspaper clipping (source unknown). In pencil: 1937. Headline: "New York Rabbi to Discuss Germany's Jewish Ghettos." JXC will give illustrated talk on Jewish World Congress in Geneva.
20RPrinted program, Fifth Annual Youth Conclave of the New Jersey State Federation of Temple Youth Leagues, Plainfield, NJ. JXC is listed to give an address entitled "The Synagogue's Challenge to Youth." 2 pp.March 27, 1938
20RPrinted newsletter entitled Sinai Echo of Sinai Congregation of The Bronx, dated March 1, 1938. Vol. 7, No. 11. Under "Lectures in March," JXC is listed as guest speaker on March 4. 1 sheet (both sides) trimmed with some loss.1938
20VNewspaper clipping from the Toronto Daily Star. Headline: "Rabbi Pays Tribute to Einstein's Faith." Commenting on letter sent to paper by JXC.February 3, 1939
20VNewspaper clipping from the Toronto Evening Telegram, dated [in ink] January 21, 1939. Headline: "Nazi's are in Fear of Press, New York Rabbi Declares."January 21, 1939
21RNewspaper clipping (source unknown), dated [in pencil] April 14, 1939. Article by JXC entitled "Jews and Jobs, Department Stores Personnel."April 14, 1939
21RPrinted invitation from the Men's Club of Temple Ansche Chesed for a series of three lectures by JXC on "Behind the Curtain in South America."February 18, 1941
21VNewspaper clipping from [in handwritten notation] AJC Bulletin. "Jews and Jobs" by JXC.January 13, 1939
22RNewspaper clipping from [in handwritten notation] AJC Bulletin. "Jews and Jobs - What is your Religion?" by JXC.March 31, 1939
22VNewspaper clipping from [assumed] AJC Bulletin: "Jews and Jobs - Do you look Jewish?"June 16, 1939
23RMimeographed program. Public Meeting for Jewish Defense, Moorish Castle, Revere, Massachusetts. JXC is listed to speak on "Economic Discrimination." 1 p.November 27, 1938
23VNewspaper clipping from the New York Herald Tribune. Headline: "Foreign Scene to be Topic of Rabbi's Tonight."March 17, 1939
23VPrinted invitation issued for the Friday evening services of the YMHA, New York, March 17, 1939 [year in pencil]. Talk by JXC: "No Jews Need Apply - Why?" 1 p.March 17, 1939
24RPrinted booklet by Henry Smith Leiper entitled "Churchmen Who Defy Hitler." Published by the National Conference of Christians and Jews, Inc. [16] pp.
24VPrinted invitation from the Congregation Ahabath Achim, Brooklyn, NY, for a special religious service and reception in honor of its 70th anniversary. JXC is listed as a guest speaker. 1 p.March 10, 1939
24VPrinted invitation "Summons to Prayer". At the Synagogue of the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York City. JXC is listed as a member of the Rabbi's Committee. 1 p.April 17, 1940
25RNewspaper clipping from [in pencil] the Peekskill Evening Sun, dated [in pencil] December 13, 1937. "Assemblyman Hill feted at Banquet." JXC is listed as at the speakers' table.December 13, 1937
25RNewspaper clipping from the [in pencil] Boston Globe dated [in pencil] December 20, 1937. Headline: "Report Rising Tide of Discrimination," JXC is noted as the principal speaker.December 20, 1937
25VTitle page of the Tabernacle Tattler, monthly publication of the Hebrew Tabernacle of Washington Heights. Clipped and mounted on 1 sheet of paper.March 1937
26RPrinted invitation to an Open Forum by the Business and Professional Women's Groups, American Jewish Congress, at Mt. Neboh Temple, New York City. Speaker: JXC speaking on "Discrimination in Employment." 1 p.November 9, 1937
26RTyped letters from Jessica M. Moreland (secretary to Sherwood Eddy), on letterhead of Sherwood Eddy. 1 p. Acknowledging receipt of a book on France.September 15, 1936
26VVassar (Poughkeepsie) Temple Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 20, January 29, 1937. Single mimeographed sheet, folded. Announcing JXC's lecture on February 3, 1937 on "Russia."January 29, 1937
26VTrimmed printed sheet headed "Order of Service." In pencil, "Community Thanksgiving Service, November 25, 1937." 2 pp. JXC is listed to give the responsive reading.November 25, 1937
27RBulletin of Temple Beth-El of Great Neck. 4 pp. (single printed sheet, folded). Vol. VIII, No. 7. Notice of JXC's lecture on March 9, entitled "Russia - Land of Despair and of Hope." March 1937
27VDitto. Vol. VIII, No. 6. Partially clipped. JXC illustrated lecture series (4 lectures) announced: "Tuesday Nights in Europe." 2 pp.February 1937
27VPrinted ticket for "Monday Nights in Mexico." Free Synagogue of New York.October 4-25, 1937
27VSmall clipping from [in ink] AJC Bulletin, announcing a reception for Mrs. J.X. Cohen on May 16th.May 12, 1939
28RNewspaper clipping from [in pencil] the New York Times, dated [in pencil] August 17, 1938. Headline: "New Council Acts on Jewish Rights."August 17, 1938
28RNewspaper clipping from [in pencil] the Jewish Advocate, dated [in pencil] December 2, 1938. Headline: "Over 2500 Attend Jewish Congress Meeting in Revere." JXC delivered a talk.December 2, 1938
28VNewspaper clipping from [in pencil] the Flushing Evening Journal, dated [in pencil] December 10, 1930. Headline: "Free Synagogue Guild Hears Rabbi Charge Bias Against Jews." Sub-headline: "Cohen Declares that Many of Hebrew Faith Pose as Christians in Order to Obtain Work."December 10, 1930
28VPrinted invitation from East Side Synagogue, New York City, for talk by JXC entitled "Jewish Youth Faces the Economic World," February 28, 1936 [year in pencil]. 1 p.February 28, 1936
29RTyped letter signed from SSW to JXC, on letterhead of The Free Synagogue. 1 p. Relaying general news.January 18, 1940
29RTyped letter signed from SSW to JXC, on letterhead of The Free Synagogue. Addressed to 1570 Euclid Avenue, Miami Beach. 1 p. Relaying general news.January 23, 1940
29VTwo printed sheets from "Recent Books on International Affairs" [presumably from Foreign Affairs.] Title page plus p. 17 on which JXC's "Jewish Life in South America" is noted. January 1942
30RNewspaper clipping from [in pencil] the New York World Telegram, dated [in pencil] January 20, 1938. Headline: "Be Militant, Jews Advised by Rabbi Cohen."January 20, 1938
30RPrinted minutes of the New York City Council, at which JXC is listed as having delivered the invocation which is included in the minutes. 2 pp.December 3, 1940
30RPrinted invitation from the Women's Committee of the Brooklyn Round Table to a one-day Institute of Human Relations entitled "The Spiritual Foundation of Civilian Morale." Dated April 27th [no year given]. JXC is listed as speaking on discrimination in employment. 4 pp.April 27, ?
30VTyped note from JXC to SSW with additional notes in pencil by SSW, telling him that Lawrence Steinhardt has been named by Roosevelt as Ambassador to Moscow.March 10, 1939
30VPrinted program, Ninety-sixth Anniversary Award Covenant Breakfast in Honor of Judge Irving Lehman … New York. Single sheet, folded twice. JXC is listed as giving the benediction.January 7, 1940
31RTentative agenda. Conference on Discrimination in Defense Industries. Notes in pencil. 2 pp. mimeographed.
31VTranscript of telephonic report on conference called by the B'nai B'rith on discrimination in defense industries, Washington, D.C. 2 pp. At conclusion: JXC to L. Shultz. 4 pp. of notes in pencil, from which the above was prepared.November 12, 1941
31VPrinted booklet, "Minorities in Defense." 19 pp. Report of the President's Committee on Fair Employment Practices.October 15, 1941
32RMagazine clipping (2 copies) from Look Magazine [?], dated [in pencil] May 20, 1941, entitled "From Look Readers." Letter and photograph from JXC.May 20, 1941
32RSingle printed sheet from the Free Synagogue Weekly Bulletin of February 1941. Announcement of a February 11 talk by JXC entitled "Barbados - A Bit of England in the Caribbean." 2 pp.1941
32VSingle printed sheet from the Free Synagogue Weekly Bulletin of 1941 [no month given]. Announcement of publication of JXC's book "Jewish Life in South America." 2 pp.1941
32VSingle printed sheet from the Free Synagogue Weekly Bulletin of [in pencil] May 27, 1941. Announcement of JXC's forthcoming book "Jewish Life in South America." 2 pp.May 27, 1941
33RTyped letter signed from Rabbi Max Raisin (of Barnert Memorial Temple, Paterson, NJ) to JXC, on letterhead of Rabbi Max Raisin. Relating to elections of the Association of Reform Rabbis. 1 p.December 31, 1942
33RPrinted and mimeographed pamphlet, Congregation B'nai Israel (Bridgeport, Connecticut) Bulletin, Vol. 14, No. 12. 4 pp. Notice of JXC's two talks on South America.February 27, 1942
33VPrinted program, 30th Anniversary Annual Meeting of the Newark Section, National Council of Jewish Women. JXC is listed as speaking on "Jewish Life in South America." 4 pp.May 20, 1942
33VPrinted program, Democracy-in-Action Rally, at the Heckscher Theatre. JXC is listed as on the program. 4 pp.June 1, 1942
34RClipping from the Congress Weekly. JXC is mentioned in article entitled "The Hearing on Discrimination." 4 pp.February 27, 1942
34VPhotographic print (black and white, 8x10) with title: "Photo-biograph of Stephen S. Wise." At right bottom: "Copyright - J.X. Cohen." [This is a photomontage of 84 photographic images featuring Rabbi Wise. Accompanying the photographic print is a carbon typescript entitled: "Photo-Biograph of Stephen S. Wise" by Rabbi J.X. Cohen, identifying many of the images. 6 pp. Date at top in pencil: 1942.]1942
35RClipping from the Congress Weekly, dated February 20, 1942. 6 pp. Article entitled: "Discrimination Against Jews in Defense Industry." Statement presented by JXC to the President's Committee on Fair Employment Practices at public hearings held on February 16, 1942.1942
35VPrinted pamphlet entitled "Fair Employment Practices for All People." (A Symposium). Reprinted from the Jewish Forum, March 1944. 22 pp. Includes article by JXC entitled "The Jewish Approach." 4 pp.March 1944
36RTyped letter signed from Edward L. Bernarys to JXC, on letterhead of same. Thanking him for his "F.E.P.C. talk." 1 p., stapled to…September 22, 1944
36RCarbon typed letter from JXC to Edward L. Bernays. Thanking him for pamphlets. 1 p.November 6, 1944
36RAutographed letter signed from Clarence C. Ferris (Scarsdale, NY) to JXC, on letterhead of same. Commenting on JXC's article on the need of manpower in Argentina. 2 pp. Stapled to …June 9, 1943
36RCarbon typed letter from JXC to Clarence C. Ferris. Sending under separate cover a recent article on "The Menace of Postwar Unemployment." 1 p.January 11, 1944
36RAutographed letter signed from Clarence C. Ferris to JXC, on letterhead of same. Acknowledging the articles sent by JXC and relating family news. 2 pp.January 12, 1944
36VClipping from the Jewish Forum. Article entitled "The Jewish Approach." 4 pp. [See 35V.]March 1944
37RCarbon typescript with notations in hand entitled "Memorandum for Meeting with Comptroller Lazarus Joseph on … October 17, 1949." At top: "The New York Board of Rabbis." 2 pp.October 17, 1949
37RTyped letter signed from Rabbi Harold H. Gordon, on letterhead of The New York Board of Rabbis. Addressed: Dear Colleagues. Announcing a meeting of the Chaplaincy Committee at JXC's office. 1 p.October 14, 1949
37RCarbon typed letter signed from Rabbi Harold H. Gordon, on letterhead of The New York Board of Rabbis. 1 p. Includes a rough draft of a letter to be sent to Mayor O'Dwyer.October 17, 1949
37RMimeographed letter, on letterhead of The New York Board of Rabbis. Signed on stencil by JXC and Rabbi Harold H. Golden, announcing a chaplaincy opening at Green Haven Prison. 1 p.October 17, 1949
37VCarbon typescript entitled "General Comment." In ink at top: "N.Y.B.R. Subject: Chaplaincy. 1949." 9 pp.1949
38RCarbon typescript from JXC to Hiram Todd, New York City, dated January 23, 1947. Note of condolence and asking about chair bequeathed to him. 1 p. Stapled to it is a typed telephone message note, dated January 22, 1947, related to this entitled "JXC from IB." 1 p.1947
38RCarbon typescript from JXC to Dr. Adolph Lusthaus, Office of Chief Counsel for War Crimes. "Germany should never be allowed to get back to the status that it can produce in quantity any goods…" 1 p. Stapled to…August 27, 1947
38RAutographed letter signed from Dr. Adolph Lusthaus to JXC. 4 pp. Sent from Nuremberg. Interesting description of situation in Germany.August 1, 1947
38RTyped note signed from Elizabeth Carbon to JXC, on letterhead of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, thanking him for $25 alumni contribution. 1 p.June 19, 1947
38VCarbon typescript "Memorandum to Accompany Budget Request for Chaplaincy Service." Prepared by JXC. 9 pp.March 24, 1947
39RTyped letter signed from Rabbi Israel Goldstein to Mrs. JXC, on letterhead of the New York Board of Rabbis. 1 p. Inviting her to be its guest at the Diamond Jubilee Assembly.May 3, 1956
39VMimeographed program, Temple Emanu-El, Lynbrook. 4 pp. Rabbi JXC Memorial Lecture. Page 4 is taken up with a piece entitled "The Heritage of Rabbi J.X. Cohen."April 29, 1966
40RTyped letter signed from Carl Hermann Voss to Mrs. Cohen, minister of the New England Congregational Church (Saratoga Springs, NY), on letterhead of same. 1 p. Commenting on her book (Engineer of the Soul), a biography of JXC.undated
40V2 typed letters signed from Carl Hermann Voss to Mrs. Cohen, dated February 21, 1967 and May 4, 1966. Acknowledging letter of April 23 (latter) and responding to a dinner invitation (former). Both 2 pp.1966-1967
40VClipped notice for JXC Memorial Lecture, April 21. Speaker: Carl Hermann Voss. Two copies.
41RTemple Emanu-El Bulletin, Vol. 36, No. 36, Lynbrook, LI. NY. 4 pp. Notice of JXC Memorial June 6, 1969
41RTyped notecard urging attendance at Voss' JXC Memorial Lecture on April 21, 1967. 1 sheet, folded once.1967
41VTypescript: "Listing of Publications - Books, Articles, Pamphlets" by JXC 1912-1944. 2 pp.November 20, 1959
42RPrinted invitation, the Men's Club of Temple Ansche Chesed, for talk by JXC "Behind the Curtain in South America." 4 pp. 3 illustrated talks beginning February 18, 1941.1941
42RPrinted and mimeographed, Bulletin of the Unity Universalist Church, Oak Park, Illinois, Order of Service, March 9, 1941. [Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright with drawing on cover.] 1 sheet folded. JXC is noted as guest speaker, March 23rd.1941
42RCarbon typescript from JXC to Mary Eleanor Mills, regarding a plaque for Dr. Barney. 1 p. Stapled to …August 27, 1941
42RAutographed letter signed from Mary E. Mills to JXC. 1 p.August 26, 1941
42VTyped and signed note or statement from SSW. 1 p. Appears to be a "blurb" for JXC book, Jewish Life in South America.March 31, 1941
42VTyped letter signed from Stanley F. Chyet, Associate Director of American Jewish Archives, on letterhead of same, to Mrs. JXC. 1 p. Thanking her for material.July 9, 1970
42VTyped letter signed from Mrs. Andrée D. Hest, Syracuse University MSS Collections, on letterhead of same, to Mrs. JXC. 1 p. Regarding shipping of JXC material to them.January 24, 1967
42VClipped article "F.E.P.C. - Symbol of Liberation" by JXC. 1 sheet. [From the Congress Weekly?]April 28, 1944
42VMimeograph agenda. "Meeting of Governing Council, American Jewish Council. 1 p. On the agenda: "Establishment of a Jacob S. Cohen Memorial Fund."December 14, [1968]
42VTyped note signed from Jacob R. Marcus, Director of American Jewish Archives, on letterhead of same, thanking Mrs. JXC for two cartons of material. 1 p.July 1, 1965
42VAutographed letter signed from Newton D. Baker to Stephen [Wise?], on letterhead of same. 2 pp.January 10, 1930
42VTyped note signed from Stefan Zweig to JXC, dated 5.II.1939, on letterhead of Hotel Utah in Salt Lake City. 1 p.5.II.1939
42VTyped note signed from Will Durant, Great Neck, New York, to [JXC]. 1 p.March 18/19, 1936
42VCarbon [?] letter [with initials JX] from JXC to SSW. 2 pp. Reporting on his progress in preeparing for entry to the institution.June 5, 1924
42VNewspaper clipping [source unknown], letter to editor with headline: "Concern for Israel"June 24, 1968
42VTyped card announcing Rabbi J.X. Cohen Memorial Lecture on April 26th [no year]. Albert Vorspan will be guest lecturer.April 26, ?
42VPhotocopy of typed note from SSW[?] to ? on letterhead of King David Hotel, Jerusalem. Signed with initials. Appears to be page 3 only of a 3 pp. letter. Signature is difficult to read.193-
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Item B: Second loose-leaf binder. No title. Continuation of above. (Note: Items listed are enclosed in acetate loose-leaf pages), undated, 1922, 1944, 1968-1971, 1976-1978

Scope and Content:

Under clip on inside front cover:
1. Typed paper entitled "A Disciple of the Wise: Jacob X Cohen" [by] Albert Vorspan. No date but after 1970. 7 pp. Photocopy. Some handwritten corrections.
2. Mimeographed radio script entitled "The Eternal Light 'Engineer of the Soul'" by Irwin Gonshak, Chapter 831. Presented by the National Broadcasting Company… under the auspices of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. NBC/Radio Network. Sunday, April 4, 1965, 12:30 P.M.-1:00 P.M. [21] pp. Blue 8 ½ by 11 inch paper printed on both sides. A biographical dramatic presentation.
3. Carbon typescript entitled "A Fighting Rabbi" by Irwin Gonshak. [Radio] script for Eternal Light, based on the book Engineer of the Soul by Sadie Alta Cohen. Title page plus 16 pp. No date. Numerous editorial corrections in ink.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1RBlack & white photographic print of sculpted bust of JXC with dates 1889-1955 added in magic marker.
1VCarbon typescript biographical summary of JXC. 1 p.
1VPrinted sheet (2 pp.) from Calendar & Commentary of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, Vol. 18, No. 31, March 31, 1970. An excerpt from JXC's article "Is This a White Man's War?" which appeared in the December 17, 1943 issue of the Congress Weekly.
2RNewspaper clipping from the New York Post issue of January 12, 1944, with full-page illustrated article by Mary Braggiotti on JXC entitled "An Engineer of the Soul."
2VTypescript with Sadie Alta Cohen typed at the bottom. 1 p. Related to the Camp Knox News, an Army newspaper that JXC was involved with. Mrs. Cohen, in 1958, assembled the original early issues and they were placed in the Patton Museum [at Fort Knox?].
3RCarbon typescript entitled "The American Jewish Congress" by JXC. 3 pp. with handwritten corrections.
3VAn article removed from the Congress Bi-Weekly of May 21, 1971, entitled "A Disciple of the Wise: Jacob X. Cohen" by Albert Vorspan. 4 pp.
4RTyped letter signed from Rose Baldwin to Mrs. JXC, dated February 29, 1968, on letterhead of the New York Board of Rabbis. Concerning a TV program on JXC, March 24, 1968, 9:00-9:30 A.M. 1 p.1968
4VMimeographed press release issued by the New York Board of Rabbis. 1 p. Announcing the first J.X. Cohen Chaplain of the Year awards.September 2, 1969
5RPhotocopied typed paper entitled "Disciples of the Wise: A Tribute to Stephen S. Wise, Sidney E. Goldstein, and J.X. Cohen." 5 pp. No author noted. Some text unreadable.April 1970
5VTyped letter signed from Dr. William Berkowitz to Mrs. JXC, on letterhead of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, New York, NY. 1 p. Thanking her for her note commenting on his tribute to Dr. Samuel Belkin.May 18, 1976
6RMimeograph from "Booknotes" of the Bulletin of the East Midwood Jewish Center on Mrs. Cohen's Engineer of the Soul. 2 pp. Initials "M.B.P." appear at foot of page.
6VThe Table of Contents of Engineer of the Soul is duplicated.
7RTyped letter signed from Sister Rose Thering to Mrs. JXC, on letterhead of Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ. 1 p. Thanking her for an invitation to speak in memory of JXC which she has to decline.February 28, 1977
7VCarbon[?] typescript, "copy of data on application for license Prof. Engr and Land Surveyor, NY State." 2 pp. in ink. Date in ink: December 30, 1922.December 30, 1922
8RTyped letter signed from Rabbi David W. Gordon to Mrs. JXC, on letterhead of Fresh Meadows Jewish Center, Flushing, NJ. Thanking her for making plaque available to the New York Board of Rabbis. 1 p. Gordon was recipient of 1977 JXC "Chaplain of the Year Award."February 16, 1978
8VTyped note signed from Rabbi Erwin Zimet to Mrs. JXC, on letterhead of Temple Beth-El. 1 p. Thanking her for his award as Chaplain of the Year (1978).February 17, 1978
9RTyped letter signed from Rabbi Joseph H. Lookstein, New York, NY to Mrs. JXC, on letterhead of same. 1 p. Thanking her for making available to him the biography of JXC.March 20, 1978
9VTyped letter signed from Abraham J. Peck to Mrs. JXC, on letterhead of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1 p. Thanking her for materials from JXC donated by her.March 24, 1978
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Loose material at end of binder, 1913, 1923-1925, 1928, 1965, 1971

Scope and Content:

1. Typed note signed from Jacob Billikopf of JXC, dated June 15, 1928, on letterhead of the Federation of Jewish Charities of Philadelphia. 1 p. Thanking him for his letter.

2. Typed note signed from Jacob Billikopf to JXC, dated June 12, 1928, on letterhead of the Federation of Jewish Charities of Philadelphia. 1 p. Stapled to it is a carbon of JXC's response, dated June 13, 1928. 1 p.

3. Carbon of autographed letter signed from JXC to SSW, dated April 17, 1928, on letterhead of Masonic Lodge (Philo Lodge No. 968, F. & A.M., Masonic Temple, Syracuse NY [JXC is listed on letterhead as secretary]). 2 pp. Pertaining to his studies. Clipped to …

4. Carbon typescript initialed from JXC to SSW, dated March 12, 1924. 1 p. Referring to his letter of the 10th. Clipped to …

5. Typed letter signed from David M. Holstein to JXC, dated March 12, 1924, on letterhead of Syracuse Ornamental Co. 2 pp. Pertaining to Rabbi Wise and his 50th birthday. Clipped to …

6. Typed note signed from SSW to JXC, dated March 9, 1923, on letterhead of the Free Synagogue, NY. 1 p. Thanking him for a clipping. Clipped to …

7. Carbon typescript initialed from JXC to SSW, dated March 19, 1923. 1 p. Responding to his letter of March 9th. Clipped to …

8. Carbon typescript initialed from JXC to SSW, dated March 7, 1924. 1 p. Inviting him to dinner and discussing Syracuse water supply. Clipped to …

9. Printed title page of the Temple Emanu-El [Lynbrook, LI, NY] Bulletin (Vol. 32, No. 16), April 23, 1965, announcing the 1st Annual J.X. Cohen Memorial Lecture, stapled to a typed mimeographed 2 pp. biographical piece on JXC. With ink notations.

10. Typed mimeographed form letter from Gertrude Langsam of the JXC Memorial Lecture Series Committee addressed "Dear Editor," dated April 7, 1971, on letterhead of Temple Emanu-El [Lynbrook, LI, NY]. 1 p. Regarding the 7th Annual Cohen lecture. Stapled to a 1 p. typed mimeographed description of the lecture, the series, the speaker and JSC.

11. The following stapled together:
Handwritten notes in pencil entitled "Excerpts from Water Supply of Syracuse" by JXC.
Article in Technologist, February-March 1924. 2 pp.
Excerpts from "Seeing New York with the Sanitary Engineer," Engineering Record, January 18, 1913. 1 p. Handwritten in pencil.
Excerpts from "The Idolatrous Worship of Oratory" at Cooper Union Oratory Class - An After Dinner Talk." November 20, 1925. 1 p. Handwritten in pencil with short handwritten slip attached by clip.
Excerpts from early essays by JXC. 2 pp. Handwritten in pencil.

12. The following stapled together:
Summary of Cohen Lecture Series and biographical information on JXC. Written in ink with pencil additions. 1971 or after. 3 pp.
Typed mimeographed information on Anna Hedgeman, first woman Cohen Memorial lecturer. 2 pp.
Title: "Social Action News and View." At foot of second page: "Sisterhood Social Action Committee."
Résumé of Dr. Hedgeman, typed mimeo. 4 pp. foolscap.

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Item C: Manila folder labeled "Speeches", undated, 1925, 1931-1933, 1940-1942, 1944, 1946

Scope and Content:

1. "The Golden Touch of Midas: An Unemployment Relief Plea," (Station WPCH, November 21, 1932, 5 P.M.). 4 pp. typescript (carbon).

2. "Is the Soul of American in Danger," (Station WMCA, November 12, 1931). 3 pp. typescript (carbon). 2 copies.

3. "The Dimming of American Ideals," (At Temple Anshe Emeth, New Brunswick, NJ, February 26, 1932). 4 pp. typescript (carbon).

4. "The Dimming of an American Ideal: A Hanukkah Address." [Similar title but different address from No. 3], (Station WGBS, New York City, December 9, 1931). 4 pp. typescript (carbon).

5. "Can New Yorkers Govern Themselves?" (At the Young Women's Hebrew Association, New York, November 4, 1932). 5 pp. typescript (carbon). 2 copies.

6. "Ahawath Achim 'Temple Brotherly Love'," Brooklyn, N.Y. Sixtieth Anniversary Address (March 10, 1933). 4 pp. typescript (carbon). 3 copies, the last of which is lacking page 4.

7. "The Jewish Medical Student," A Study of the Data Presented by Dr. Harold Rypins. No date. 3 pp. typescript (carbon).

8. "South of 'Bermuda' - What of Argentina?" 10 pp. (plus 1 p. insert) typescript (carbon).

9. "Preserving Tolerance Under Crisis: Ministers and Rabbis Bring Testimony," (Thanksgiving Day 1941). 4 pp. typescript (carbon).

10. "Rescue Davidescu and Rubinfeld," Address at Capitol Hotel Conference, American Committee for the Protection of the Foreign Born, March 21, 1946. 2 pp. typescript (carbon).

11. "Safeguarding Democracy on the Home Front." (For release Saturday morning, May 2, 1942). Press release. 2 pp. typescript (carbon?).

12. Speech [given] at the meeting of the Manhattan Women's Division, American Jewish Congress, Astor Hotel, New York, October 9th, 1940. 14 pp. typescript (carbon).

13. "The Negro and Anti-Semitism." Address [given] before the New York State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Mamaroneck, New York, November 19, 1944. 15 pp. typescript (carbon).

Miscellaneous Item in Same Folder:
1. Study of "The Jewish Center." 131 W. 86th Street, New York City, by JXC, Jewish Institute of Religion, October 31, 1925. 4 pp. outline handwritten in ink. 1) Purpose of Center; 2) Physical facilities of building; 3) Means adopted to meet purpose of center; etc.

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Item D: Manila folder labeled "South America", undated, 1936-1938, 1940-1942

Scope and Content:

1. A collection of articles by JXC on South America, removed from issues of the Congress Weekly:
"Buenos Aires Hevrah Kadishah." May 9, 1941. Pp. [7]-8 [incomplete].
"Jewish Life in Argentina." April 25, 1941. Pp. 9-12.
"ICA Colonies in Argentina." February 14, 1941. Pp. 7-[10].
"Jewish Farmers of Argentina." February 7, 1941. Pp. 9-[12].
"Communities of Brazil." January 17, 1941. Pp. 9-[12].
"Jewish Life in Colombia." January 10, 1941. Pp. 11-[14].
"Jews on the Equator." December 27, 1940. Pp. [11]-12.
"Old-New Jewry of Peru." December 23, 1940. Pp. [9]-10 [incomplete?]
"Communist Plague in Uruguay." December 6, 1940. Pp. [9]-12.
"Jews in South America." November 29, 1940. Pp. [9]-10.

2. The Foreword [apparently] to JXC's Jewish Life in South America, written by Dr. Stephen S. Wise. Handwritten in pencil on versos of meteorological data sheets. 8 pp.

3. Small printed flyer of the Women's Organization of the Free Synagogue of New York, announcing JXC's series of illustrated lectures on South America, beginning November 12, 1940. 4 pp.

4. "Fifth Column Menance in South America," excerpts from the Address of Rabbi J.X. Cohen… before the Meeting of the Manhattan Women's Division… October 9, 1940… New York City. Typescript (mimeograph). 3 pp. On letterheads of the American Jewish Congress.

5. Press release, September 30, 1940. Reported JXC's remarks to the Administrative Committee of the American Jewish Congress at a meeting the evening before, Typescript (mimeograph), 4 pp. foolscap, on letterhead of American Jewish Congress.

6. "Jews in South America." Article by JXC on page 6 of the Jewish Review, issue of December 26, 1940. Folded clipping.

7. Page 2 of the J.T.A. News, dated August 11, 1940, with a short mention of JXC and his visit to São Paulo, Brazil.

8. Mimeographed invitation to an open meeting, Sunday, January 12 [no year given] at the Hotel Abbey, 149 West 51st Street, New York, under the auspices of the Aleph Chapter Business and Professional Women, American Jewish Congress. 1 p. Guest speaker: JXC, "Fifth Column Activities in South America."

9. Printed sheet (pp. 15-16) removed from The Reconstructionist of January 10, 1941, and mentioning JXC and some details of cemetery practices in Buenos Aires. 2 pp.

10. Small, one-sheet printed announcement of JXC's talk, January 29, 1941, at the Menora Lodge, Brooklyn, New York, entitled "Behind the Curtain in South America." Removed from a longer publication. 2 pp.

11. Pp. 11-14 removed from the February 1941 issue of the Jewish Layman with short items entitled "Communities of Brazil" and "Position of Jews in Brazil," excerpted from JXC's articles in the January 17 and 24th, 1941, issues of the Congress Weekly.

12. Free Synagogue Weekly Bulletin, dated January 28, 1941. 4 pp. Announces JXC's talk on "Colombia-Democratic Buttress of the Panama Canal, Key to American Continental Security."

13. Free Synagogue Weekly Bulletin, dated January 13, 1942. 4 pp. Announces JXC's talk in "Jewish Life in South America," scheduled January 20, 1942.

14. Clipping from the [in ink] January 31, 1941, issue of the Congress Weekly announcing JXC's lecture on February 4 on Panama. 1 p.

15. Mimeographed postcard invitation to two talks, one by JXC, entitled "Chile-Desert and Paradise," January 7, 1941. At the Free Synagogue, New York. 1 p.

16. T.S.C. News, issue of March 31, 1941. One page mimeographed flyer announcing JXC's lecture on "Jewish Life in South America" on March 10, 1941, sponsored by the Brotherhood of the Temple Society of Concord.

17. Clipping from the May 23rd, 1941 issue of the Congress Weekly [?] mentioning a tea at the Free Synagogue on May 28th to honor speakers who have contributed to the Women's Division programs, including JXC. 1 p.

18. Advertisement clipped from the [in ink] May 23rd, 1941 issue of the [in ink] Congress Weekly, for JXC's book Jewish Life in South America. Publication date given as June 5th. 1 p.

19. "The Jewish Community of Uruguay" by JXC. Lengthy clipping from the Detroit Jewish Chronicle, 1941.

20. Newspaper clipping from the [in ink] Detroit Jewish Chronicle, dated [in ink] January 30, 1942. Headline: "Rabbi J.X. Cohen to Address Congress Women's Function." Single column clipped.

21. Newspaper clipping from the New York Times, dated October 10, 1940. Headline: "Warns on Latin America. Rabbi J.X. Cohen described Anti-Democratic Forces."

22. Pp. 23-26 removed from January-February 1942 issue of Bloch's Book Bulletin, Advertisement for JXC's Jewish Life in South America. 4 pp.

23. Short printed review of Jewish Life in South America appearing in the February 1942 issue of the American Sociological Review. One paragraph. 1 p.

24. Short review of Jewish Life in South America appearing in the [in ink] April 24, 1942 issue of the [in ink] Palestine Post.

25. Newspaper clipping from the Newark [NJ] Evening News dated May 8, 1942, related to JXC's talk to Jewish Life in South America on May 20, 1942. Headline: "South American Scene to be Luncheon Setting." Two other related clippings [unidentified] mounted on same sheet of paper.

26. Four clippings and one card stapled to a sheet of paper:

  • - Admission ticket to JXC's lecture on "Jewish Life in South America," March 10, [1942?].
  • - Clipping announcing JXC's talk "Behind the Curtain in South America," on January 7, 1941. In ink: January 3, 1941 Cong Bull.
  • - Short review of JXC's Jewish Life in South America from the [in ink] April 1942 issue of Contemporary Jewish Review.
  • - Two clippings from the February 14, 1941 issue of the Congress Weekly relative to JXC's February 24th talk on South America.

27. Series of correspondence between JXC and the Rev. James A. Allen, St. David's Church, 7th and San Jacinto Streets, Austin, Texas: Dated, November 17, May 11, May 7, 1937; December 1, 1938; November 18, November 5, October 22, October 21, October 19, October 14, October 12, October 9 (telegram), October 8 (telegram), October 7, September 3, 1936. Each 1 p. [Letters related to photographic film of England. Apparently the two were on an English trip together.]

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Item E: Visiting Cards - Peru, undated

Scope and Content:

Six business and visiting cards pasted to two pages of 8 ½" x 11" typing paper. Some handwritten notations and markings. All relate to Peru. Contained in a manila folder labeled: "Visiting cards | Peru | Lima | Mollendo".

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Item F: Visiting Cards - Brazil, undated

Scope and Content:

Twenty-two business and visiting cards pasted to four pages of 8 ½" x 11" typing paper. Some handwritten notations and markings. All relate to Brazil. Contained in a manila folder labeled: "Visiting cards | Brazil | Rio de Janeiro | São Paulo".

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Item G: Engineer - Syracuse, undated, 1914, 1916-1917, 1919, 1921, 1923-1926, 1933

Scope and Content:

1. "Social Aspects of Hydro-Electric and Super-Power." Typescript carbon in folder with typed title. 27 pp. Some notations in pencil.

2. "Syracuse Sewage Treatment Works." Article from the July 1925 issue of Public Works, pp. 241-246. In paper folder with typed title.

3. Typed letter signed from F.A. Raven, Commissioner of Public Works, Albany, N.Y., to JXC, dated January 24, 1923, on letterhead of Department of Public Works. 1 p.

4. Typed letter signed carbon from JXC to F.A. Raven, dated January 27, 1923. 1 p.

5. Typed letter signed from F.A. Raven to JXC, dated January 29, 1923, on letterhead of Department of Public Works. 1 p.

6. Typed letter signed carbon from JXC to F.A. Raven, dated February 8, 1923. Includes expense account. 2 pp.

7. Autographed letter signed (carbon) from JXC to Employees Retirement System, Comptroller's Office, Albany, NY, dated March 10, 1923, requesting that his war service be credited to his record of service. Attached is a 2 pp. form filled-in in ink by JXC, entitled "Employees' Retirement System, Detailed Statement of Services."

8. Typed letter signed from John P. Hogan to JXC, dated March 27, 1923, on letterhead of the N.Y. Water Power Investigation. 1 p.

9. Typed letter signed from Charles H. Hurd, Indianapolis, to JXC, dated April 20, 1923, on letterhead of same. 1 p.

10. Typed letter signed from Morris L. Cooke, to JXC, dated January 30, 1924, on letterhead of Giant Power Survey, Philadelphia. 1 p.

11. Autographed letter signed (carbon) from JXC to Wallace & Tiernan, Inc., Newark, N.J., dated February 7, 1924. 1 p.

12. Typed letter signed from G.H. Pratt to JXC, dated February 11, 1924, on letterhead of Wallace & Tiernan, Inc.

13. Typed letter signed from P.B. Streamer to JXC, dated February 11, 1924, on letterhead of Roberts Filter Manufacturing Co., Darby, Pennsylvania. 1 p.

14. Autographed letter signed (carbon) from JXC to P.B. Streamer of Roberts Filter Manufacturing Co., Darby, Pennsylvania, February 13, 1924. 1 p.

15. Autographed letter signed (carbon) from JXC to Wallace & Tiernan, Inc., Newark, N.J., dated February 13, 1924. Attn: G.H. Pratt. 1 p.

16. Bound paper by JXC: "Sanitary Aspects Skaneateles Lake Water Supply of Syracuse, N.Y." Paper by J.X. Cohen, C. E. Assoc. Member, American Society of Civil Engineers. Read before Syracuse Section, A.S.C.E. February 1, 1924. Typescript/carbon. 21 pp. Heavy paper cover.

17. "Waterborne Disease in New York State" by Earl Devendorf. Reprinted from the Journal of the New England Water Works Association, Vol. 47, No. 3., circa 1933. Pp. 298-312.

18. "The Detection and Presentation of Typhoid Epidemics" by J. Frederick Jackson. Reprinted from The Nation's Health, November 1923 issue, Vol. 5, No. 11. 3 pp.

19. Several papers removed, presumably, from issues of the Proceedings. Am. Soc. C. E. of the 1920s:

  • - "Hydro-Electric Developments in the Pacific Coast," by John D. Galloway. Pp. 1846-1858.
  • - "High-Voltage Phenomena Encountered in Power Transmission," by Harris J. Ryan, Esq. Pp. 1859-1871.
  • - "Hydro-Electric Power Development as related to the Electrification of Railroads," by C.F. Loweth. Pp. 1872-1878.
  • - "Discussion on the Water Power Problem," by Messrs. J.M. Howells and M.M. O'Shaughnessy. Pp. 1879-1883.
  • - "The Water Power Problem - A Symposium - Discussion," by J.P. Jollyman, Esq. Pp. [579]-580.
  • - "The Water Power Problem - A Symposium - Discussion," by F.P. Williams. Pp. [779]-780.
  • - "The Water Power Problem - A Symposium - Discussion," by Messrs. William T. Lyle, Howard R. Farnsworth, and J.W. Swaren. Pp. [256]-273.
  • - "The Design of Structural Supports for Turbo-Generators. Discussion," by R. von Fabrice, Esq. Pp. [780]-781.

20. Six documents relating to JXC's membership in the American Society of Civil Engineers:

  • - Typescript application for associate membership, dated September 1, 1916. Lists his education and professional record, 2 pp.
  • - Printed listing of the above in [?] the Proceedings of American Society of Civil Engineers. Dated in pencil January 10, 1917.
  • - Typescript application for [full] membership, dated March 31, 1921. Lists his education and professional record. 2 pp. Also, carbon copy of same.
  • - Carbon copy of typed letter from JXC to the Secretary, American Society of Civil Engineers, dated April 2, 1921. Cover letter to above item, with supplementary information. 2 pp.
  • - Typed letter signed from Herbert J. Hamilton, Assistant. Professional Examinations, New York State Department of Examinations to JXC, dated February 8, 1923, on letterhead of the University of the State of New York. 1 p. Reports the granting of Professional Engineer license to JXC. Attached is JXC's one-page response (carbon copy), dated March 12, 1923, and a one-page signed carbon copy of "Supplementary Data Land Surveying Experience."
  • - Printed application form for the American Society of Civil Engineers. One sheet folded. Filled-in in ink in JXC's hand. Dated January 16, 1924.

21. Printed newsletter, Fresh Air Camp News, Vol. 1, No. 1. Syracuse, NY, June 1925, 12 pp. J.X. Cohen is listed as secretary. The newsletter was published by the Syracuse Fresh Air Camp, Inc., affiliated with the Federation of Jewish Charities.

22. Small printed booklet entitled Syracuse, N.Y. Water Supply Rules. [12] pp. With some handwritten notations. Dated July 16, 1914.

23. Seven sheets of paper including two that are graph paper. Handwritten rough figures relating to raw water tests and calculations for January 1924.

24. The Technologist, March 1926. Special Number. A publication of the Technology Club of Syracuse. Wrappers. 32 pp.

25. Application (blank) for membership in the American Water Works Association. One sheet folded.

26. Typescript (carbon?) with handwritten notations, dated May 28, 1919. Untitled, but first lines read: "Mr. Horace V. Winchell, President of American Institute of Mining Engineers, in his inaugural address makes the following pertinent statements: … " Second typed copy - transcribed.

27. Press release. "Summary of Statement of Secretary Hoover to the Super Power Conference, New York City, Saturday, October 13, 1923." Typed and mimeographed. 9 pp.

28. Reprint from the Public Ledger of June 17, 1923. "Giant Power," by Gilbert Pinchot. 1 p.

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Item H: Public Water Supply of Syracuse, 1924

Scope and Content:

1. "The Public Water Supply of Syracuse." Resume of Technology Club Meeting, American Society of Civil Engineers, February 21, 1924. By J.X. Cohen, C.E. Stapled in heavy paper wrappers with typed title. Typescript/carbon with handwritten corrections and additions. 7 pp. Report written by JXC of a meeting held in Syracuse at which he was one of the speakers.

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Item I: "Man, Power, and Super-Power", 1924

Scope and Content:

1. "Man, Power, and Super-Power" or Social Aspects of Hydro-Electric and Super-Power. By J.X. Cohen, B.S. C.E. Member; American Society of Civil Engineers, American Association Advancement of Science, American Public Health Association, etc. January 1924. Typescript/carbon stapled in a paper cover. 27 pp. Some handwritten corrections and additions.

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Item J: Manila folder labeled "Pertaining to Engineering (not J.X.'s own)", undated, 1922, 1924-1925

Scope and Content:

1. "Social Aspects of Hydro-Electric and Super-Power," an article by JXC, pp. 43-48 removed from YMHA News. In Ink: "Sept 1924."

2. Four small loose-leaf binder pages with ink writing, records 4 quotes.

3. A variety of articles removed from the American Society of Civil Engineers Journal [?] Vol. 47, No. 9 November 1922:
"The Colorado River Development," by Arthur P. Davis. Pp. 1738-1740.
"Present Tendencies of Water-Power Development in New York State," by John P. Hogan. Pp. 1741-1752.
"The Operation of the Federal Water Power Act," by O.C. Merrill. Pp. 1758-1765.
"High-Voltage Power Transmission," by F.W. Peek. Pp. 1766-1780.
"Social and Economic Aspects of Hydro-Electric Power," by Charles D. Marx. Pp. 1781-1787.

4. "Report on Official Acceptance Test, Main Sewage Pumps Furnished and Installed in the Sewage Pumping Station of the Syracuse Sewage Treatment Works by the Roberts Filter Mfg. Co." Prepared by J.X. Cohen, Designing Engineer, August 12, 1925. At the top: "Contract No. 35, Syracuse Intercepting Sewer Board." 13 pp. typewritten carbon plus cover letter.

5. Printed sheet entitled "The Case of Pittsburg, California," issued by Wallace & Tiernan Co., Inc. 1 p.

6. Typed letter signed (signed carbon) from JXC to H.A. Whitaker, Minneapolis, Minn., dated March 14, 1924. 2 pp.

7. Typed letter signed from H.A. Whitaker to JXC, dated Mach 10, 1924, on letterhead of the American Public Health Association. 1 p. plus 1 p. entitled "Program Regulations."

8. Typed letter signed (signed carbon) from JXC to H.A. Whitaker, dated March 8, 1924. 1 p.

9. Typed letter signed from H.A. Whitaker to JXC, dated February 28, 1924, on letterhead of the Minnesota State Board of Health. 1 p.

10. Typed letter signed (signed carbon) from JXC to George W. Fuller, New York City, dated March 14, 1924. 1 p.

11. Typed letter signed (signed carbon) from JXC to George W. Fuller, New York City, dated February 14, 1924. 1 p.

12. Typed letter signed from George W. Fuller to JXC, dated February 14, 1924, on letterhead of Fuller & McClintock, New York City. 1 p.

13. Typed letter signed (signed carbon) from JXC to New York State Conservation Commission, dated February 25, 1924. 1 p. Requesting report "Investigations of the Pollution of Streams."

14. Typed letter signed from W.L. Stevenson to JXC, dated February 21, 1924, on letterhead of Department of Health, Comm of Pa. 1 p.

15. Typed letter signed (signed carbon) from JXC to W.L. Stevenson, dated February 15, 1924. 1 p.

16. Typed letter signed from Matthias Nicoll, Jr., to JXC, dated February 15, 1924, on letterhead of Department of Health, State of NY. 1 p.

17. Two printed pages removed from Water Works, February 1924. Pp. 381-384.

18. Typed letter signed (signed carbon) from JXC to C.A. Holmquist, Albany, NY, dated March 8, 1924. 1 p.

19. Typed letter signed from Charles A. Holmquist to JXC, dated March 4, 1924, on letterhead of Department of Health, State of NY. 1 p.

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Item K: Report to the War Emergency Session…, 1942

Scope and Content:

1. Commission on Economic Problems of the American Jewish Congress. Report to the War Emergency Session of the American Jewish Congress. Chicago, Illinois. May 16-18, 1942. J.X. Cohen, Chairman. Ben F. Levin, Director. Typed mimeographed copy. [19] pp. foolscap.

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Item L: Safeguarding American Democracy, 1942

Scope and Content:

1. "Safeguarding American Democracy on the Home Front." Address by Rabbi J.X. Cohen, Chairman, Commission on Economic Problems of the American Jewish Congress, at the War Emergency Session of the American Jewish Congress. Chicago, Illinois. May 17, 1942. Typed mimeographed copy. [7] pp. foolscap.

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Item M: Economic Destruction of German Jewry, 1937

Scope and Content:

1. "The Economic Destruction of German Jewry by the Nazi Regime 1933-1937." A Study by the Economic Bureau of the World Jewish Congress. Published by the American Jewish Congress, 221 West 57th St., New York City. November 1937. Printed pamphlet. [68] pp. Some damp staining.

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Item N: Manila envelope entitled "J.X. Cohen articles in American Jewish Congress Weekly and other published articles and pamphlets", 1924, 1940-1941, 1943-1946

Scope and Content:

1. Printed pamphlet entitled "F.E.P.C. - Symbol of Liberation," by JXC… Extension of remarks at Hon. George H. Bender of Ohio in the House of Representatives, Thursday, May 18, 1944. 7 pp. Two copies.

2. Printed pamphlet entitled "Stephen Samuel Wise, American Prophet in Israel," by JXC. [Reprinted… from the Stephen S. Wise Seventieth Anniversary issue of Congress Weekly, March 17, 1944, published by the American Jewish Congress…] [8] pp.

3. Printed pamphlet entitled "Old Folks' Tales," by Jay Ecks. Annual Report of the Jewish Home for Aged of Central New York. 1924 edition. [24] pp. [JXC is listed as Executive Secretary.] [See Item A, No. 2R.]

4. Printed pamphlet entitled "The Menace of Postwar Unemployment," by JXC… Chairman, Commission on Economic Problems, American Jewish Congress… Reprinted from Congress Weekly, December 31, 1943. 8 pp.

5. Printed pamphlet entitled "The Negro and Anti-Semitism" by JXC, Chairman of Commission on Economic Discrimination, American Jewish Congress. [Issued by the American Jewish Congress.] This article is from an address… delivered before the New York State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. It is reprinted from Congress Weekly of December 22, 1944." [12] pp. Listed on the back cover are "other articles, reports and addresses on economic discrimination by JXC" between 1930 and 1944. In all, 65 titles are listed.

6. Congress Weekly, issue of December 22, 1944 (Vol. 11, No. 37) containing article by JXC entitled "The Negro and Anti-Semitism." [Different format from No. 5.]

7. Printed pamphlet entitled "A Tale of Two Cities," by JXC… chairman, Commission on Economic Problems, American Jewish Congress. "These three articles have been reprinted from the Congress Weekly issues of October 29, 1943 and January 21 and 28, 1944." The three articles are entitled: "Anti-Jewish Terror in Boston," "Job Discrimination in Boston," and "The Phladelphia Story of Discrimination." 16 pp. plus covers.

8. Printed pamphlet "Address by Charles H. Tuttle…" in support of the Quinn-Ives Bill, Albany, New York, February 20, 1945. Printed by American Jewish Congress, with Foreword by Rabbi J.X. Cohen, Chairman, Commission on Economic Discrimination. 16 pp.

9. Single printed sheet (pp. 53-54) removed from the Jewish Forum, dated March 1944, including article entitled "The Jewish Approach" by JXC.

10. Single printed sheet (pp. 9-10) removed from the Congress Bulletin, a weekly review of Jewish Interests… issued by the American Jewish Congress, including article entitled "Jews in South America: Chile," by JXC. Pencil notation "11/29/40."

11. Congress Bulletin, issue of November 29, 1940, including article entitled "Jews in South America: Chile," by JXC. [See above item, No. 10.]

12. Congress Bulletin, issue of December 13, 1940, "Old-New Jewry of Peru," by JXC.

13. Single printed sheet removed from the Congress Bulletin, (No. 11), pp. 9 & 10, including article by JXC entitled "Old-New Jewry of Peru."

14. Single printed sheet removed from the Congress Bulletin, (pp. 11 & 12), including article entitled "Jews on the Equator," by JXC. Pencil notation 12/27/40.

15. Single printed sheet removed from the Congress Bulletin, dated January 10, 1941, (pp. 11 & 12), including article [incomplete] entitled "Jews on the Equator," by JXC.

16. Congress Weekly [formerly the Congress Bulletin], issue of February 14, 1941 (Vol. 8, No. 7), pp. 7-9, including article entitled "ICA Colonies in Argentina," by JXC.

17. Article "ICA Colonies in Argentina" by JXC removed from the Congress Weekly, dated February 14, 1941 (Vol. 8, No. 7). [See above item.]

18. Congress Weekly, issue of March 21, 1941 (Vol. 8, No. 12), including article entitled "Fair Play for Jewish Youth," by JXC.

19. Two sheets (pp. 9-12) removed from the above issue including the above article (No. 18).

20. Congress Weekly, issue of April 25, 1941 (Vol. 8, No. 16), including article "Jewish Life in Argentina," by JXC.

21. Two sheets (pp. 9-12) removed from the Congress Weekly, dated April 25, 1941, including article entitled "Jewish Life in Argentina," by JXC.

22. Two sheets (pp. 9-12) removed from the Congress Weekly, dated April 4, 1941, including article entitled "Fifth Column in Argentina," by JXC.

23. Congress Weekly, issue of May 9, 1941 (Vol. 8, No. 18), including article entitled "Buenos Aires Hevrah Kadishah," by JXC.

24. Single sheet (pp. 7 & 8) removed from the Congress Weekly, dated May 9, 1941 (Vol. 8, No. 18), including article entitled "Buenos Aires Hebrah Kadishah," by JXC.

25. Two sheets (pp. 5-8) removed from the Congress Weekly, dated January 22, 1943, including article entitled "A Denial of the President's Order; Battle Against Discrimination Suffers Serious Setback," by JXC.

26. Two sheets (pp. 5-8) removed from the Congress Weekly, dated May 14, 1943, including article entitled "South of 'Bermuda'…," by JXC.

27. Two sheets (pp. 5-8) removed from the Congress Weekly, dated November 19, 1943, including article entitled "Argentina Going Nazi?" by JXC.

28. Congress Weekly, issue of December 31, 1943 (Vol. 10, No. 38), including article entitled "Postwar Unemployment Menace," by JXC.

29. Congress Weekly, issue of January 21, 1944 (Vol. 11, No. 3), including article entitled "Job Discrimination in Boston," by JXC.

30. Congress Weekly, issue of January 28, 1944 (Vol. 11, No. 4), including article entitled "The Philadelphia Story of Discrimination," by JXC.

31. Congress Weekly, issue of February 7, 1941 (Vol. 8, No. 6), including article entitled "Jewish Farmers of Argentina," by JXC.

32. Congress Weekly, issue of December 27, 1940 (Vol. 7, No.7), including article entitled "Jews on the Equator," by JXC.

33. Congress Weekly, issue of January 10, 1941 (Vol. 8, No. 2), including article entitled "Jewish Life in Colombia" by JXC.

34. Congress Weekly, issue of May 30, 1941 (Vol. 8, No. 21), including article entitled "Jewish Migration to Argentina," by JXC.

35. Congress Weekly, issue of October 29, 1943 (Vol. 10, No. 29), including article entitled "Anti-Jewish Terror in Boston," by JXC.

36. Congress Weekly, issue of April 27, 1945 (Vol. 12, No. 15), including article entitled "Religion in Public Schools," by JXC. 2 copies.

37. Congress Weekly, issue of June 29, 1945 (Vol. 12, No. 23), including article entitled "Americanism faces a Test," by JXC. 2 copies.

38. Congress Weekly, issue of January 4, 1946 (Vol. 13, No. 1), including article entitled "The Quota System Spreads," by JXC.

39. Congress Weekly, issue of January 24, 1941 (Vol. 8, No. 4), including article entitled "Position of Jews in Brazil," by JXC.

40. One sheet (pp. 7-10) removed from Congress Weekly, issue of January 4, 1946 (Vol. 13, No. 1), including article entitled "The Quota System Spreads," by JXC. Two copies. [See above item, No. 39.]

41. Congress Weekly, issue of December 21, 1945 (Vol. 12, No. 38), including article entitled 'So Your Son Wants to be a Doctor," by JXC.

42. Two issues (pp. 5-8) removed from Congress Weekly, dated December 21, 1945 (Vol. 12, No. 38), including article entitled "So Your Son Wants to be a Doctor," by JXC.

43. One sheet (pp. 7-8) removed from the Congress Weekly, dated December 17, 1943, including article entitled "Is This a White Man's War?" by JXC. Incomplete.

44. Two sheets (pp. 5-8) removed from Congress Weekly, dated March 2, 1945, including article entitled "Americanism in Action," by JXC.

45. Two sheets (pp. 9-12) removed from Congress Weekly, dated April 27, 1945, including article entitled "Religion in Public Schools," by JXC.

46. 12 pp. removed from Congress Weekly, dated June 29, 1945 (Vol. 12, No. 23), including article entitled "Religion in Public Schools," by JXC.

47. Two sheets (pp. 5-8) removed from Congress Weekly, dated May 3, 1946, including article entitled "Why a State University," by JXC.

48. Opinion: A Journal of Jewish Life and Letters, issue of July 1941, including article entitled "Jewish Life in South America," by JXC.

49. Two sheets (pp. 13-16) removed from Congress Weekly, dated June 29, 1945. No mention of JXC.

50. Two sheets removed from Congress Weekly, dated December 17, 1943, including portion of article entitled "Is this a White Man's War," by JXC.

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Item O: Group of seven portfolios, undated, 1936-1937, 1940

Scope and Content:

Seven small portfolios each made from a single piece of corrugated cardboard, open at the outer edge and head and tail and tied at the outer edge with string through two reinforced metal eyelets. Within are loose ruled pages punched for inclusion in a pocket diary. In some, pages have divider tabs. Presumably made by JXC. Titles handwritten on spine:

1. Miscellaneous Poems, Psalms, Prayers for Funerals, etc.
Most prayers and poems are printed and from various services. Some are in Hebrew. Some notations.

2. Europe 1936. Notes at [?] Germany, Vienna & Berlin.
Most sheets are written on both sides. Most entries in ink. Filled with facts, data and statistics. Not a flowing text. Most entries are dated.

3. 1936 Lectures on Europe 1. England. 2. France. 3. Germany.
These sheets are all typed on recto only with some notations in ink and pencil. Mostly short notes and factual bits and pieces. Pages are unnumbered. Lectures included: "England and the Empire," delivered October 19, 1936, 30 pp. "France and the Front Populaire," Given October 26, 1936. 36 pp. "Germany - Menace to World Peace," November 2, 1936. 32 pp.

4. Mexico 1937 Diary and Notes.
Written in ink on both sides of the sheet. Much less notes and far more actual text. Commences July 1, 1937.

5. Mexico 1937 Lecture Notes.
Perhaps two dozen preliminary pages of miscellaneous notes in handwriting, followed by typed notes. "Mexico - Where Ancient Myths Rule 'Modern' Lives," October 4, 1937, 23 pp. "Mexico - Mystic Land of Yesterday," 23 pp. "Mexico - Totalitarian Land with Paternalistic Dictator," October 18, 1937, 30 pp. "Mexico - Land of Revolution," October 25, 1937, 30 pp.

6. 1940 South American Notes and Log.
Notes and facts on history, geography, etc., not a journal. Written in ink on both sides of sheet. Arranged by country. Gives dates and places visited; detailed expenses incurred, record of photographs taken; typed address list of people in the U.S.; record of postcards sent; list of organizations in South America.

7. 1940 South American Notes 2.
Very similar to No. 6. Page tabs by country.

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Item P: Syracuse Sewage Treatment Works…, undated

Scope and Content:

1. "Syracuse Sewage Treatment Works Plain Sedimentation and Dilution with Sludge Sterilization," by J.X. Cohen. Typescript/carbon with handwritten corrections and additions. 10 pp. In paper binder.

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Item Q: Protection from Onondaga Creek Floods, 1925

Scope and Content:

1. "Discussion on Protection from Onondaga Creek Floods," by J.X. Cohen, Member, Am Soc. C. E. President, Syracuse Section, Am. Soc. C. E. at Syracuse Technology Club. February 23, 1925. Typescript/carbon with handwritten corrections and additions. 2 pp.

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