Guide to the Milton Steinberg (1903-1950) Papers,
undated, 1883-2003
(Bulk 1923-1950)

P-369

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Michael D. Montalbano in August 2, 2010. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Steinberg, Milton (1903-1950)
Title: Milton Steinberg (1903-1950) Papers
Dates:undated, 1883-2003
Bulk Dates:1923-1950
Abstract: The Milton Steinberg (1903-1950) Papers documents the personal and intellectual life of the American author, philosopher, rabbi, teacher, and theologian. The collection contains correspondence, writings, photographs, audio recordings, and memorabilia. In addition to numerous articles he authored several books including, The Making of the Modern Jew (1934), As A Driven Leaf (1939), A Partisan Guide to the Jewish Problem (1945), Basic Judaism (1947), A Believing Jew (1951), Anatomy of Faith (1960), and A Prophet’s Wife (2010). In a professional career that lasted a little over twenty years he served as rabbi at three synagogues, mainly at the Park Avenue Synagogue. In addition he was active in the community at large working with many Jewish community and civic organizations. As a disciple of Mordecai Kaplan, he and others helped to establish the Reconstructionist movement of American Jewry.
Languages: The collection is in English with some Hebrew.
Quantity: Currently at 13.4 linear feet (21 manuscript boxes, 1 OS1 Box, 1 SB1 Box, 1 Phonograph Box)
Identification: P-369
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Biographical Note

Milton Steinberg, American author, philosopher, rabbi, teacher, and theologian, was born in Rochester, NY on November 24, 1903. His father Samuel was born in Seraye, Lithuania and educated at the yeshiva in Volozhin, Lithuania. His mother Fannie, nėe Sternberg, was born in Rochester, NY to a family that managed a boarding house. Milton had two sisters, Florence and Frieda. In 1919, the Steinberg family relocated to the Bronx so that his older sister Florence might pursue a singing career. After moving and attending DeWitt Clinton High School, he excelled in his studies and graduated valedictorian. He then attended City College of New York to study philosophy and there too he graduated first of class with additional prizes in history, philosophy, Greek, and Latin in 1924. He went on to attend the Jewish Theological Seminary and was ordained a rabbi in 1928. While attending seminary he also attended Columbia University where he earned a Masters degree in Philosophy.

His rabbinical career began in Indianapolis, Indiana where he would serve at Congregation Beth-El Zedeck starting in 1928. In June of 1929, Milton married Edith Alpert. Despite his good work and efforts at ministering to that community, the distance from family and familiar surroundings in New York City put a strain on the Steinbergs. It was with much delight in 1933, when he and Edith were able to return to New York City as Milton had been made Rabbi of the Park Avenue Synagogue. The following year their first son, Jonathan was born. Their second son, David, was born in 1937. Park Avenue Synagogue grew under his administration and teaching and grew from 120 families to over 700. The Steinbergs made their home at the synagogue and Milton remained its rabbi until his death. In addition to his rabbinical career he worked with Hadassah, the American Jewish Congress, and the Rabbinical Assembly-Committee on Social Justice, B’Nai B’rith’s Hillel Commission, Jewish Publication Society’s Publication Committee, the Board of Jewish Education, Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation, and served as editor of The Reconstructionist. He taught classes at the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Teachers Institute, and at the 92nd Street YMHA. And In 1942, while serving at Park Avenue Synagogue, Milton joined the New York State National Guard as a chaplain and was given the commission of Lieutenant Colonel. His first mission was to tour various Army bases throughout the country, mostly in Texas, to determine the spiritual needs of the soldiers there. His busy schedule and work load eventually took its toll on his health and while on tour in 1944 he suffered a heart attack. Due to the remoteness of his location he was unable to receive immediate medical attention which affected his ability to recover. While severely limiting his physical capabilities and restricted his propensity to do as many things in one day as possible it allowed him to focus on his family and his writings. Following the war his activities were limited mostly to writing, although he still served as rabbi and worked with Christian clergy seeking their support for the establishment of the state of Israel.

Throughout his life three men left their mark on the intellectual identity of Milton Steinberg and influenced his work: Morris Raphael Cohen, Jacob Kohn, and Mordecai Kaplan. He met Morris Raphael Cohen while a student at the City College of New York. Cohen’s teaching instilled in Steinberg intellectual discipline and a commitment to philosophical rationalism. Jacob Kohn was Steinberg's rabbi at the Ansche Chesed synagogue, where his family attended after moving to New York in 1919. Under the guidance of Rabbi Kohn, Milton came to believe that any philosophical understanding required faith in an absolute truth. Lastly, there was Mordecai Kaplan, who was Steinberg's homiletics professor and mentor at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Kaplan and Steinberg developed a significant and lasting relationship. Despite differences of opinion between Steinberg and Kaplan, Steinberg strongly believed that Kaplan’s Reconstructionism an acceptable ideology for American Judaism and a solution to what Steinberg believed were the problems facing modern Jewry.

Steinberg was convinced that faith is an essential component and compliment to modern Jewish life and elaborated on this philosophy in his works. In his first book The Making of Modern Jewry (1934), he examined the causes of what he and others called the “Jewish Problem,” that is how can the tenets of Judaism fit into modernity. Based on his philosophy and the ideas put forth in the above mentioned work he set out to describe his ideas in fiction. In his first novel, As A Driven Leaf (1939), he tells the story of the heretic Elisha ben Abuyah, who betrayed the Jews to the Romans during the Bar Kochba Revolt. In the novel Steinberg attempts to reconcile Judaism with Greek philosophy in order to demonstrate the interdependence between reason and faith. Between the writing of As A Driven Leaf and his next book A Partisan Guide to the Jewish Problem (1945), much in Judaism had changed and he had suffered a heart attack. In this new work he laid out his frustration at the lack of answers and offered his solutions to the many problems besetting the Jewish world. His Basic Judaism (1947), he returned to his topics of theology and offered synoptic description of the Jewish faith that would be approachable to Jews, believing and indifferent, and non-Jews. This was the last work published during his lifetime. When he died suddenly he had been already at work on two more works on theology and another novel. In 1950, Edith, his wife and assistant, published a collection of his sermons and papers called A Believing Jew (1951). The other Anatomy of Faith (1960), edited by Arthur A. Cohen, was an attempt describe Steinberg's theology in a systematic fashion. Following the Holocaust, Steinberg’s theology had grown increasingly relational and mystical as he read the works of Christian Neo-Orthodox writers such as the Reinhold and H. Richard Niebuhr and Karl Barth. The manuscript for his second novel, A Prophet’s Wife (2010), tells the account of the of Hosea and Gomer, in which God's compassion, mercy, and forgiveness are demonstrated. The novel was published sixty years after his death, in March 2010.

In March 1950 at the age of 46, Milton Steinberg passed away being survived by his wife, Edith, and sons Jonathan and David. Despite only having been in the rabbinate for two decades Steinberg's ideas, work, and writings, left a profound mark on American Jewish thought.

Sources:
Noveck, Simon. Milton Steinberg: Portrait of a Rabbi. New York: KTAV Publishing House, 1978.

Steinberg, Jonathan. "Milton Steinberg, American Rabbi - Thoughts on his Centenary." The Jewish Quarterly Review 95.3 (2005): 579-600.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection documents the personal and intellectual life of Rabbi Milton Steinberg. The collection contains correspondence, writings, books, photographs, audio recordings and memorabilia. The collection includes documents pertaining to Steinberg’s rabbinate at Beth-El Zedeck in Indianapolis, Indiana and at the Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City in the form of articles, letters, memorandum, notes, eulogies, and sermons. The collection documents his theological and literary works and the related correspondence pertaining to their publication and editing. His service in the New York State National Guard as a chaplain and his work in that capacity with the National Jewish Welfare Board in the development of a prayerbook are documented in this collection. In addition, his activities on behalf of various Zionist organizations, including his efforts to gain support for Israel from various Christian clergy and laity are documented.

Series I: Personal, documents the personal life of Milton Steinberg. The series has been divided into three series based on the content of the material. Sub-Series 1: Correspondence with Edith Alpert Steinberg, includes the marital correspondence of Milton Steinberg with his wife Edith from 1926 to 1932. The correspondence in this series documents the difficulties of their marriage and Steinberg’s commitment to fulfilling his duty as a rabbi. Sub-Series 2: Correspondence with Others, includes correspondence with other family members, friends, and mentors. Of particular interest, here is the correspondence between Milton Steinberg and his teachers Mordecai Kaplan and Jacob Kohn. A few papers belonging to Edith Alpert Steinberg can be found in Sub-Series 3: Edith Alpert-Steinberg Papers, including several letters to Edith Steinberg from Lord William Beveridge, A.K. Brohi and James Ernst. A glimpse into the education of Milton Steinberg may be found in Sub-Series 4: Education. Finally the untimely death of Milton Steinberg in 1950 was responded to with several essays by friends and family, most notably Arthur A. Cohen, and Milton Steinberg’s son, Jonathan, who reminisced about his father in a 2003 article. These articles, and many other tributes and memorials to Steinberg can be found in Sub-Series 5: Remembering Milton Steinberg.

Series II: Writings, documents Milton Steinberg’s intellectual product mainly in the form of articles and books of fiction and non-fiction. Sub-Series 1: Articles, contain his articles that appeared in a variety of settings, in either the "Reconstructionist" or elsewhere and cover a diverse range of topics such as, anti-Semitism, Jewish “survivalism,” and the theological outlook of Reinhold Niebuhr. Information regarding the books of Milton Steinberg may be found in Sub-Series 2: Books. This series includes both his fiction and non-fiction works in their various drafts and edits. Items of particular interest include the correspondence about and the full page-proof of Anatomy of Faith, edited posthumously by Arthur A. Cohen, as well as two letters from Lionel Trilling to Arthur A. Cohen (1960). Additionally there are two drafts of an unfinished novel about the prophet Hosea, which was published as A Prophet’s Wife in 2010. For reviews and criticism of Steinberg’s work, Sub-Series 3: Criticism and Reviews, is helpful. Sub-Series 4: Other Writings, contains Steinberg’s Graduate Thesis from City College of New York along with the research material used in its’ production. There are also some papers written by family members that were included in the collection.

The Rabbinical ministry of Milton Steinberg is documented in Series 3. This series has been divided between his responsibilities as a member of the clergy and his teachings from the pulpit and lectern. Sub-Series 1: Administrative Duties, documents his career from Congregation Beth-El Zedeck in Indianapolis, Indiana to the Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City. In addition to the primary care of his congregations, Steinberg was also active in the affairs of the Jewish Theological Seminary and the establishment of the Reconstructionist Foundation and its’ publications. Of particular interest to the researcher is the correspondence from German Rabbi, Erwin Zimet, who was saved by the efforts of the Park Avenue Synagogue at the outbreak of World War II. Sub-Series 2: Sermons and Lectures, includes copies and notes of the various sermons and lectures given by Steinberg throughout his career on such topics as religion in general, holidays, and politics.

Milton Steinberg served his state and country during World War II as a chaplain in the New York State National Guard. This aspect of his life is documented in Series IV: Military Service. The bulk of this collection is comprised of correspondence between Steinberg and various officials and military officers. His efforts to develop a memorial service for fallen service members that Jewish chaplains of all American Jewish movements could conduct before High Holy Days services.

Steinberg was active in the Zionist movement of the mid-twentieth century, especially in regards to fostering sympathy amongst Christian clergy. His efforts are documented in Series V: Zionist Activities.

The papers of Milton Steinberg include numerous books that existed in his library. The books can be found in Series VI.

The collection also contains audio recordings in a variety of formats. The bulk of the audio in Series VII, is a re-dictation of Milton Steinberg’s four philosophical essays titled, “New Currents in Religious Thought,” found in Box 13, Folder 7-10 of Series 3- Sub-Series 2, by Arthur A. Cohen. This was originally recorded on Dictabelt tape, and then transferred to audiocassettes. Additionally there are several phonographs of various testimonies at the time of Steinberg’s death, including Morton Wishengrad’s eulogy made for Jewish Theological Seminary’s radio program “Eternal Light.”

There are numerous photographs to be found in Series VIII, many of which were used by Simon Noveck in his biography Milton Steinberg: Portrait of a Rabbi.

Finally, Series IX: Index of Correspondents consists of note cards that document those whose names appear throughout the collection in various forms of correspondence. This index was created during an earlier processing of the collection.

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Arrangement

This collection has been arranged into nine series according to the content of the material and the relationship these documents have to the life of Milton Steinberg. The material within each series, sub-series, and other divisions is alphabetically organized by primary folder title, with additional folder titles following. In cases where the folder title is not unique, the material is ordered by the chronology of the material within the folder. The material in each folder has been left in the order in which it was found.

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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

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

In the holdings of the American Jewish Historical Society, and its partners at the Center for Jewish History, the published works of Milton Steinberg can be found. Additionally, in the holdings of photograph holdings of the American Jewish Historical Society the Milton Steinberg Photograph Collection P-681, can be found.

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Separated Material

This appendix lists a number of books that were found in the Accession File but relocated to the general holdings of the American Jewish Historical Society.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Milton Steinberg (1903-1950) Papers; P-369; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Acquisition Information

This collection is the gift of David J. and Jonathan Steinberg. The gift was made in 1980. This collection was originally processed in 1981 June, and revised in 1982 October, and again 1999 June. In 1980-1981 David j. and Jonathan Steinberg attempted to collect any of Milton Steinberg's papers that remained in the hands of family and friends. As a result of their efforts this collection was created. Where the original document was located elsewhere photocopies were made, this resulted in a collection consisting of roughly 100-150 copies of letters, articles or other documents. The earliest arrangement was done by Jeffrey L. Houben on June 3, 1981. In 2003 April 28 Adina Anflick entered the legacy finding aid as a word document. In 2010 July Michael Montalbano reorganized and rehoused the collection, providing additional information and creating a DACS and EAD finding aid for improved access and description.

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Access Points

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Container List

 

Series I: Personal, undated, 1923-2003

The series is in English with some Hebrew.
2.0 linear feet (4.0 manuscript boxes and 2 folders). Box 1, Folder 1 to Box 5, Folder 2.
Arrangement:

This material is alphabetically organized by primary folder title, with additional folder titles following. In cases where the folder title is not unique, the material is ordered by the chronology of the material within the folder. The material in each folder has been left in the order in which it was found.

Scope and Content:

Series I: Personal, documents the personal life of Milton Steinberg. The series has been divided into three series based on the content of the material. Sub-Series 1: Correspondence, with Edith Alpert Steinberg includes the marital correspondence of Milton Steinberg with his wife Edith from 1926 to 1932. The correspondence in this series documents the difficulties of their marriage and Steinberg’s commitment to fulfilling his duty as a rabbi. Sub-Series 2: Correspondence, with Others includes correspondence with other family members, friends, and mentors. Of particular interest, here is the correspondence between Milton Steinberg and his teachers Mordecai Kaplan and Jacob Kohn. A few papers belonging to Edith Alpert Steinberg can be found in Sub-Series 3: Edith Alpert-Steinberg Papers, including several letters to Edith Steinberg from Lord William Beveridge, A.K. Brohi and James Ernst. A glimpse into the education of Milton Steinberg may be found in Sub-Series 4: Education. Finally the untimely death of Milton Steinberg in 1950 was responded to with several essays by friends and family, most notably Arthur A. Cohen, and Milton Steinberg’s son, Jonathan, who reminisced about his father in a 2003 article. These articles, and many other tributes and memorials to Steinberg can be found in Sub-Series 5: Remembering Milton Steinberg.

Sub-series 1: Correspondence with Edith Alpert Steinberg, 1926-1932

This series is in English.
1.0 linear feet (2 manuscript boxes and 3 folders). Box 1, Folder 1 to Box 3, Folder 3.
Arrangement:

This material is alphabetically organized by primary folder title, with additional folder titles following. In cases where the folder title is not unique, the material is ordered by the chronology of the material within the folder. The material in each folder has been left in the order in which it was found.

Scope and Content:

Sub-Series 1 includes the marital correspondence of Milton Steinberg with his wife Edith from 1926 to 1932.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Correspondence - to Edith Alpert 1926 July - 1928 July
1 2 Correspondence - to Edith Alpert 1928 December
1 3 Correspondence - to Edith Alpert 1929 January
1 4 Correspondence - to Edith Alpert 1929 February
1 5 Correspondence - to Edith Alpert 1929 March-April
1 6 Correspondence - to Edith Alpert 1929 May - 1930 November
1 7 Correspondence - to Edith Alpert 1930 December - 1931 January
1 8 Correspondence - from Edith Alpert 1927
1 9 Correspondence - from Edith Alpert 1928 February-October
1 10 Correspondence - from Edith Alpert 1928 October-November
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 1 Correspondence - from Edith Alpert 1928 November-December
2 2 Correspondence - from Edith Alpert 1928 December
2 3 Correspondence - from Edith Alpert 1929 January
2 4 Correspondence - from Edith Alpert 1929 February-March
2 5 Correspondence - from Edith Alpert 1929 March
2 6 Correspondence - from Edith Alpert 1929 April
2 7 Correspondence - from Edith Alpert 1929 May
2 8 Correspondence - from Edith Alpert 1929 May-June
2 9 Correspondence - from Edith Alpert 1929 September
2 10 Correspondence - from Edith Alpert 1930 August-September
2 11 Correspondence - from Edith Alpert 1931 April-October
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 1 Correspondence - from Edith Alpert 1931 December - 1932 January
3 2 Correspondence - from Edith Alpert (1 of 2) 1931 January-February
3 3 Correspondence - from Edith Alpert (2 of 2) 1931 January-February

Sub-series 2: Correspondence with Others, 1928-1950

This series is in English.
0.5 linear feet (8 folders). Box 3, Folder 4 to Box 3, Folder 11.
Arrangement:

This material is alphabetically organized by primary folder title, with additional folder titles following. In cases where the folder title is not unique, the material is ordered by the chronology of the material within the folder. The material in each folder has been left in the order in which it was found.

Scope and Content:

This Sub-Series includes correspondence with other family members, friends, and mentors.

BoxFolderTitleDate
3 4 Correspondence - Alpert Family 1928-1932
3 5 Correspondence - to Philip S. Bernstein 1933-1941
3 6 Correspondence - to Rena Alpert Cohen and Harold Cohen 1933-1948
3 7 Correspondence - to Judah I. and Grace Goldin 1935-1941
3 8 Correspondence - to Judah I. and Grace Goldin 1941-1950
3 9 Correspondence - with Mordecai Kaplan and Jacob Kohn 1929-1948
3 10 Correspondence - Miscellaneous 1933-1949
3 11 Correspondence - to Albert and Hannah Salomon 1946-1949

Sub-series 3: Edith Steinberg Papers, undated, 1923-1963

This series is in English.
0.063 linear feet (4 folders). Box 3, Folder 12 to Box 4, Folder 2.
Arrangement:

This material is alphabetically organized by primary folder title, with additional folder titles following. In cases where the folder title is not unique, the material is ordered by the chronology of the material within the folder. The material in each folder has been left in the order in which it was found.

Scope and Content:

A few papers belonging to Edith Alpert Steinberg can be found here.

BoxFolderTitleDate
3 12 Autograph Book and Diary 1924-1927
3 13 Bibles - Jewish Publication Society Bible and Moffatt Bible II 1923-1925
BoxFolderTitleDate
4 1 Correspondence with William Beveridge, Allah Bukhsh Karim Bukhsh (A.K.) Brohi, and James Ernst, Abraham Fineberg, Helen M. Fox, and Abram Sachar 1961-1963
4 2 Miscellaneous Papers undated, 1927

Sub-series 4: Education, undated, 1921-1947

This series is in English.
0.063 linear feet (4 folders). Box 4, Folder 3 to Box 4, Folder 6.
Arrangement:

This material is alphabetically organized by primary folder title, with additional folder titles following. In cases where the folder title is not unique, the material is ordered by the chronology of the material within the folder. The material in each folder has been left in the order in which it was found.

Scope and Content:

A glimpse into the education of Milton Steinberg may be found in this sub-Series.

BoxFolderTitleDate
4 3 Correspondence regarding City College of New York Alumni Association 1939-1947
4 4 Memorabilia - Yearbooks and other papers undated, 1926
4 5 Memorabilia - City College of New York Yearbook 1924
4 6 Records/Notes/Letters from City College of New York, Jewish Theological Seminary, and Columbia 1921-1933

Sub-series 5: Remembering Milton Steinberg, 1938-2003

This series is in English.
0.313 linear feet (8 folders). Box 4, Folder 7 to Box 5, Folder 2.
Arrangement:

This material is alphabetically organized by primary folder title, with additional folder titles following. In cases where the folder title is not unique, the material is ordered by the chronology of the material within the folder. The material in each folder has been left in the order in which it was found.

Scope and Content:

This sub-series documents the various ways in which people paid tribute and memory to Milton Steinberg.

A) Essays, 1965-2003

BoxFolderTitleDate
4 7 Essay regarding Steinberg - Arthur A. Cohen 1965
4 8 Essay regarding Steinberg - Alex J. Goldman and Simon Noveck 1964
4 9 Essay regarding Steinberg - Jonathan Steinberg - Milton Steinberg, American Rabbi: Thoughts on his Centenary 2003

B) Obituaries, 1938-1955

BoxFolderTitleDate
4 10 Obituaries / Memorials 1950-1955
BoxFolderTitleDate
411Testimonials1938-1948
BoxFolderTitleDate
4 12 Tributes in The Reconstructionist 1950-1951

C) Tributes, 1954-1981

BoxFolderTitleDate
5 1 Dedication of Milton Steinberg House at Park Avenue Synagogue 1954
5 2 Miscellaneous Memorial Materials 1959-1981
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Series II: Writings, undated, 1883-1982

The series is in English with some Hebrew.
4.7 linear feet (6.0 manuscript boxes and 1 OS1 box). Box 5, Folder 3 to Box 10, Folder 4 and Box 24 (OS1), Folder 1 to Box 24 (OS1), Folder 4.
Arrangement:

This material is alphabetically organized by primary folder title, with additional folder titles following. In cases where the folder title is not unique, the material is ordered by the chronology of the material within the folder. The material in each folder has been left in the order in which it was found.

Scope and Content:

Series II: Writings documents Milton Steinberg’s intellectual product mainly in the form of articles and books of fiction and non-fiction. Sub-Series 1: Articles, contain his articles that appeared in a variety of settings, in either the "Reconstructionist" or elsewhere and cover a diverse range of topics such as, anti-Semitism, Jewish “survivalism,” and the theological outlook of Reinhold Niebuhr. Information regarding the books of Milton Steinberg may be found in Sub-Series 2: Books. This series includes both his fiction and non-fiction works in their various drafts and edits. Items of particular interest include the correspondence about and the full page-proof of Anatomy of faith, edited posthumously by Arthur A. Cohen, as well as two letters from Lionel Trilling to Arthur A. Cohen (1960). Additionally there are two drafts of an unfinished novel about the prophet Hosea, which was eventually released as A Prophet’s Wife in 2010. For reviews and criticism of Steinberg’s work, Sub-Series 3: Criticism and Reviews, is helpful. Sub-Series 4: Other Writings, contains Steinberg’s Graduate Thesis from City College of New York along with the research material used in its’ production. There are also some papers written by family members that were included in the collection.

Sub-series 1: Articles, undated, 1933-1954

This series is in English.
0.5 linear feet (1.0 manuscript boxes). Box 5, Folder 3 to Box 5, Folder 27.
Arrangement:

This material is alphabetically organized by primary folder title, with additional folder titles following. In cases where the folder title is not unique, the material is ordered by the chronology of the material within the folder. The material in each folder has been left in the order in which it was found.

Scope and Content:

This sub-series contain, the various articles written by Milton Steinberg.

BoxFolderTitleDate
5 3 Anti-Semitism, Yesterday and Tomorrow 1936 June
5 4 Commentary Magazine: Benefit or Detriment to American Judaism? - Article and Response 1949
5 5 The Common Sense of Religious Faith 1947
5 6 The Creed of An American Zionist - and correspondence 1944-1945
5 7 Crisis in Conservative Judaism - Part I: In Law and Observance undated
5 8 Crisis in Conservative Judaism - Part II: The Crisis in Worship undated
5 9 Crisis in Conservative Judaism - Part III: The Crisis in Leadership undated
5 10 A Critique of "The Attributes of God Reinterpreted" 1941 March 7
5 11 First Principles for American Jews 1941 December
5 12 The Function of the Center in Social Change - Fragment undated
5 13 God and the World's Evil undated
5 14 Homeland Regarded as Only Hope for Jewish Problem 1945 October 7
5 15 How the Jew did it: The Mystery of His Survival - and correspondence 1933
5 16 Jew and the Universe 1937 February
5 17 Job Answers God: Being the Religious Perplexities of an Obscure Pharisee 1932 April
5 18 Judaism and Hellenism undated
5 19 The Maccabean Scene Revisited undated
5 20 The Outlook of Reinhold Niebuhr 1945
5 21 The Place of Palestine in Modern Jewish Life 1937
5 22 A Reinterpretation 1937 April
5 23 The Test of Time 1950 February 24
5 24 The Theological Issues of the Hour undated
5 25 To Be Or Not To Be A Jew 1941-1944
5 26 To Hold With Open Arms 1954
5 27 Zionism and the New Opposition 1943

Sub-series 2: Books, undated, 1933-1982

This series is in English.
3.45 linear feet (3.5 manuscript boxes and 1 OS1 box). Box 6, Folder 1 to Box 9, Folder 5 and Box 24 (OS 1), Folder 1 to Box 24 (OS 1), Folder 4.
Arrangement:

This material is alphabetically organized by primary folder title, with additional folder titles following. In cases where the folder title is not unique, the material is ordered by the chronology of the material within the folder. The material in each folder has been left in the order in which it was found.

Scope and Content:

Information regarding the books of Milton Steinberg are found here. This series includes both his fiction and non-fiction works in their various drafts and edits.

BoxFolderTitleDate
6 1 The Anatomy of Faith: The Theological Writings of Milton Steinberg - Correspondence - Editing 1941-1968
6 2 The Anatomy of Faith: The Theological Writings of Milton Steinberg - Manuscript (1 of 4) 1960
6 3 The Anatomy of Faith: The Theological Writings of Milton Steinberg - Manuscript (2 of 4) 1960
6 4 The Anatomy of Faith: The Theological Writings of Milton Steinberg - Manuscript (3 of 4) 1960
6 5 The Anatomy of Faith: The Theological Writings of Milton Steinberg - Manuscript (4 of 4) 1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
7 1 The Anatomy of Faith: The Theological Writings of Milton Steinberg - Reviews and correspondence with Arthur A. Cohen 1960
7 2 As A Driven Leaf - Correspondence - Editing 1938-1940
7 3 As A Driven Leaf - Correspondence - Reviewed by Albert Salomon 1940-1948
7 4 As A Driven Leaf - Correspondence - Hebrew Translation 1947
7 5 As A Driven Leaf - Correspondence - Negotiations / Sale of Rights to … 1970-1975
7 6 As A Driven Leaf - Notes and Fragments (including notes relevant to Prophet's Wife) undated
7 7 As A Driven Leaf - Russian Translation 1982
BoxFolderTitleDate
24 (OS 1) 1 As A Driven Leaf - Scrapbook of Reviews (1 of 4) 1940-1942
24 (OS 1) 2 As A Driven Leaf - Scrapbook of Reviews (2 of 4) 1940-1942
24 (OS 1) 3 As A Driven Leaf - Scrapbook of Reviews (3 of 4) 1940-1942
24 (OS 1) 4 As A Driven Leaf - Scrapbook of Reviews (4 of 4) 1940-1942
BoxFolderTitleDate
7 8 Basic Judaism - Page Proof 1947
7 9 The Making of the Modern Jew - Correspondence 1933-1948
7 10 A Partisan Guide to the Jewish Problem - Correspondence 1943-1945
7 11 A Partisan Guide to the Jewish Problem - Correspondence and Reviews 1945-1948
7 12 A Partisan Guide to the Jewish Problem - Fragment of Draft 1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
8 1 Prophet's Wife - Draft (1 of 10) undated
8 2 Prophet's Wife - Draft (2 of 10) undated
8 3 Prophet's Wife - Draft (3 of 10) undated
8 4 Prophet's Wife - Draft (4 of 10) undated
8 5 Prophet's Wife - Draft (5 of 10) undated
8 6 Prophet's Wife - Draft (6 of 10) undated
8 7 Prophet's Wife - Draft (7 of 10) undated
8 8 Prophet's Wife - Draft (8 of 10) undated
8 9 Prophet's Wife - Draft (9 of 10) undated
8 10 Prophet's Wife - Draft (10 of 10) undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
9 1 Prophet's Wife - Typescript - Prologue, Chapters I-IV and insert A undated
9 2 Prophet's Wife - Typescript - Chapters V - VIII and insert B includes Part I undated
9 3 Prophet's Wife - Typescript - Chapters IX - XIV includes Part II undated
9 4 Prophet's Wife - Typescript - Part III; Chapters I-IV undated
9 5 Prophet's Wife - Typescript - Part III; Chapters V-VIII undated

Sub-series 3: Criticism and Reviews, 1934-1951

This series is in English.
0.06 linear feet (3 folders). Box 9, Folder 6 and Box 9, Folder 8.
Arrangement:

This material is alphabetically organized by primary folder title, with additional folder titles following. In cases where the folder title is not unique, the material is ordered by the chronology of the material within the folder. The material in each folder has been left in the order in which it was found.

Scope and Content:

This sub-series contains the various reviews and criticism received by the works of Milton Steinberg.

BoxFolderTitleDate
9 6 Clippings - Reviews and Articles on Milton Steinberg's Works 1945-1951
9 7 Correspondence - Harcourt, Brace and Company 1945-1949
9 8 Editorials / Reviews from The Reconstructionist and relevant correspondence 1934-1942

Sub-series 4: Other Writings, undated, 1883-1947

This series is in English.
0.5 linear feet (1.0 manuscript boxes and two folders). Box 9, Folder 9 and Box 10, Folder 4.
Arrangement:

This material is alphabetically organized by primary folder title, with additional folder titles following. In cases where the folder title is not unique the material is ordered by the chronology of the material within the folder. The material in each folder has been left in the order in which it was found.

Scope and Content:

This sub-series contains other writings found in the collection.

BoxFolderTitleDate
9 9 Early Poems, Play and Excommunication Spoof undated, 1921
9 10 Graduate Study - Masters Thesis - The Relation of Epistemology to Cosmology in the Systems of Bergson and Schopenhauer 1928
BoxFolderTitleDate
10 1 Graduate Study - Sources (1 of 2) 1912-1921
  

This Folder Includes:

Bergson, Henri Louis. An Introduction to Metaphysics. Translated by T.E. Hulme. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1912.

Bergson, Henri Louis. Mind-Energy: Lectures and Essays. Translated by H. Wildon Carr. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1920.

Bergson, Henry Louis. Time and Free Will: An Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness. Translated by F.L. Pogson. London: George Allen and Unwin LTD., 1921.

 
10 2 Graduate Study - Sources (2 of 2) 1883-1899
  

This Folder Includes:

Krauss, Samuel. Griechische und Lateinische Lehnwörter im Talmud, Midrasch und Targum I. Berlin: S. Cavalry and Company, 1898.

Krauss, Samuel. Griechische und Lateinische Lehnwörter im Talmud, Midrasch und Targum II. Berlin: S. Cavalry and Company, 1898-1899.

Schopenhauer, Arthur. World as Will and Idea. Translated R.B. Haldane and J. Kemp. London: Trübner and Company, 1883.

 
10 3 Miscellaneous 1940-1947
10 4 Short stories of the Steinberg Family undated, 1938
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Series III: Rabbinic Career, undated, 1923-1960

The series is in English with some Hebrew.
1.75 linear feet (3.5 manuscript boxes). Box 11, Folder 1 and Box 14, Folder 5.
Arrangement:

This material is alphabetically organized by primary folder title, with additional folder titles following. In cases where the folder title is not unique, the material is ordered by the chronology of the material within the folder. The material in each folder has been left in the order in which it was found.

Scope and Content:

The Rabbinical ministry of Milton Steinberg is documented in Series 3. This series has been divided between his responsibilities as a member of the clergy and his teachings from the pulpit and lectern. Sub-Series 1: Administrative Duties, documents his career from Congregation Beth-El Zedeck in Indianapolis, Indiana to the Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City. In addition to the primary care of his congregations, Steinberg was also active in the affairs of the Jewish Theological Seminary and the establishment of the Reconstructionist Foundation and its’ publications. Of particular interest to the researcher is the correspondence from German Rabbi, Erwin Zimet, who was saved by the efforts of the Park Avenue Synagogue at the outbreak of World War II. Sub-Series 2: Sermons and Lectures, includes copies and notes of the various sermons and lectures given by Steinberg throughout his career on such topics as religion in general, holidays, and politics.

Sub-series 1: Administrative Duties, undated, 1923-1960

This series is in English.
1.0 linear feet (2.0 manuscript boxes and four folders). Box 11, Folder 1 and Box 13, Folder 4.
Arrangement:

This material is alphabetically organized by primary folder title, with additional folder titles following. In cases where the folder title is not unique, the material is ordered by the chronology of the material within the folder. The material in each folder has been left in the order in which it was found.

Scope and Content:

This sub-series documents the administrative activities of Milton Steinberg throughout the course of his rabbinical career.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11 1 Indianapolis Rabbinate (Beth-El Zedek) and Continuing Correspondence 1923-1933, 1949
11 2 Jewish Theological Seminary - Reorganization Campaign - Correspondence 1945-1946
11 3 Jewish Theological Seminary - Fundraising - Correspondence 1938-1944
11 4 Jewish Theological Seminary - Fundraising - Correspondence 1946-1951
11 5 Jewish Theological Seminary - Rabbinical Assembly Minutes and Correspondence 1928-1944
11 6 Park Avenue Synagogue - Adult Education Program - Notes and Outlines 1940-1944
11 7 Park Avenue Synagogue - Brandeis University 1946-1949
11 8 Park Avenue Synagogue - Bulletins 1941-1960
11 9 Park Avenue Synagogue - Correspondence - Congregational 1938-1949
11 10 Park Avenue Synagogue - Correspondence - General (1 of 3) 1933-1949
11 11 Park Avenue Synagogue - Correspondence - General (2 of 3) 1933-1949
11 12 Park Avenue Synagogue - Correspondence - General (3 of 3) 1933-1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
12 1 Park Avenue Synagogue - Correspondence - Simon H. Rifkind 1946-1950
12 2 Park Avenue Synagogue - Correspondence - Servicemen 1939-1949
12 3 Park Avenue Synagogue - Correspondence - Milton Weill 1946-1949
12 4 Park Avenue Synagogue - Cultural Democracy Workshop 1934-1954
12 5 Park Avenue Synagogue - Eulogies 1935-1949
12 6 Park Avenue Synagogue - German Refugees 1938-1949
12 7 Park Avenue Synagogue - German Refugees - Correspondence 1939-1949
12 8 Park Avenue Synagogue - Ketubah of Marian and Bernard Botein 1940 October 13
12 9 Park Avenue Synagogue - Lecture Bureau 1934-1941
12 10 Park Avenue Synagogue - Lecture Bureau 1942-1946
12 11 Park Avenue Synagogue - Religious Life of College Students 1934-1946
12 12 Park Avenue Synagogue - Silverman Machzor (1943) - Correspondence and Occasions 1936-1949
12 13 Park Avenue Synagogue - Use of Reconstructionist Prayerbook for Sabbath 1935-1950
12 14 Park Avenue Synagogue - Young Men's Hebrew Association, Hadassah, and other Jewish Educational Work 1938-1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
13 1 Radio Program - The Eternal Light - Correspondence and Scripts 1945-1953
13 2 Reconstructionist Foundation - Application for Membership undated
13 3 Reconstructionist Foundation - Editing and Fundraising 1934-1949
13 4 Reconstructionist Foundation - Pamphlets undated. 1941-1945
  

This Folder Includes:

A Plan for Jewish Education: The Educational Implications of Reconstructionism. New York: The Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation, n.d.

Toward a Guide for Jewish Ritual Usage. New York: The Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation, 1941.

The Meaning of Reconstructionism. New York: The Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation, 1942.

The Reconstructionist Platform. New York: The Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation, 1942.

A Challenge to Freedom of Worship. New York: The Jewish Reconstructionist Foundation, 1945.

 

Sub-series 2: Sermons and Lectures, undated, 1942-1950

This series is in English.
0.75 linear feet (fifteen folders). Box 13, Folder 5 and Box 14, Folder 5.
Arrangement:

This material is alphabetically organized by primary folder title, with additional folder titles following. In cases where the folder title is not unique, the material is ordered by the chronology of the material within the folder. The material in each folder has been left in the order in which it was found.

Scope and Content:

The sermons and lectures delivered by Milton Steinberg throughout his rabbinical career can be found here.

BoxFolderTitleDate
13 5 Address - Gains Through Religion 1942 November 17
13 6 Address to United Jewish Appeal 1945 February 14
13 7 Lectures - New Currents in Religious Thought - The Revolt Against Reason 1950 January 9
13 8 Lectures - New Currents in Religious Thought - Religious Pragmatism 1950 January 16
13 9 Lectures - New Currents in Religious Thought - Revisions in the Conception of God 1950 January 23
13 10 Lectures - New Currents in Religious Thought - The Reevaluation of Man 1950 January 30
13 11 Sermons - Fragments undated
  

Sermons in this folder include:

Chanukah - Athens and Jerusalem

Chanukah - The Nature of Resistance

List of Writings, Sermons, and Lecture Topics

Telling Oneself the Truth

 
13 12 Sermons - Indianapolis undated
  

Sermons in this folder include:

The Childless Generation

Mid Channel

The Reality of the Unseen

Thanksgiving Day

Unopened Doors

 
13 13 Sermons - Faith and Religion undated
  

Sermons in this folder include:

Behold the American Jew

How a Man Adorns Himself

Many Religions and the Truth

The Nature of the Religious Crisis

Place of Epistemology in Cosmology

Power of Faith

Private Worlds

Religion as World Outlook

Science and Religion

Toward the Rehabilitation of the Word Faith

What is Missing from the Soul of Modern Man

 
13 14 Sermons - High Holidays (1 of 3) undated
  

Sermons in this folder include:

Before We Forget

Conduct Amid Chaos

The Depth of Evil

Doing and Being

Expediency or Principle

Freedom and Fate

Has Anything Come of Jewish Suffering

Jewish Suffering

The Nature of the Religious Crisis

The Only Chance

The Politics of Eternity

The Politics of Time

Sabbath of Sabbaths

Self-Examination

Some Plain Speaking About Jews

The Sword of Peace

Tradition and Progress

Untitled - Concerning Wisdom

The Wavering Heart

Why Religion Has Failed Us

 
BoxFolderTitleDate
14 1 Sermons - High Holidays (2 of 3) undated
  

Sermons in this folder include:

Contrast of Koheleth and Festival

God is King: Meditation

To Hold With Open Arms

Insecurity - Blessing or Curse

The Instrument of Salvation

The Kingdom of God

Latter Day Miracles

Passover

The Sins of Societies

Yom Kippur

Rosh Hashanah

The Simple Man

Sukot - A Nature Festival

The Sword of Peace

 
14 2 Sermons - High Holidays (3 of 3) undated
  

Sermons in this folder include:

A Pity for the Living

Indignation - A Lost Virtue

On Being the Victim of Injustice

Our Persistent Failures

 
14 3 Sermons - Jewish Survival, Zionism, weekly Torah portions undated
  

Sermons in this folder include:

A Rabbi Embraces Catholicism

After Zionism - What

Ethical Culture: A Jewish Evaluation

Factors in Israels Salvation

The Future of the German Jew

If Man is God

Intermarriage

Jewish Laughter

The Kaddish

The Long Range View

Miss Henrietta Szold

Our Heritage

Palestine and the American Jewish Future

The Peril to Jewish Palestine: The Crisis in Zionist Leadership

The Price of Ideals

Reconstructionism and the Jewish Religion

Right to Disbelieve

Second Commandment

The Survival of the Jew

 
14 4 Sermons - Political Themes undated
  

Sermons in this folder include:

Congress, Communists and Civil Rights

Counsel for the Disillusioned

The Dilemma of the Liberal - Lessons from the Recent Election

The Heart of the Nations

Is Peace Possible

Israel - And the Arab Refugees

The Issue of Dual Loyalties

Man's Last Chance

New Deal - Old Deal

Sequel to the Hanukkah Story

Why We Went to War - A Message Addressed to Cynics

 
14 5 Sermons - Praying and Prayers undated
  

Sermons in this folder include:

God-Centered Morality

Prayer

Prayer for the Government

Prayer for Men in the Armed Forces

Prayer for War Fatality

What Value Has Prayer

 
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Series IV: Military Service, 1942-1948

The series is in English with some Hebrew.
0.375 linear feet (9 folders). Box 14, Folder 6 and Box 14, Folder 14.
Arrangement:

This material is alphabetically organized by primary folder title, with additional folder titles following. In cases where the folder title is not unique, the material is ordered by the chronology of the material within the folder. The material in each folder has been left in the order in which it was found.

Scope and Content:

Milton Steinberg served his state and country during World War II as a chaplain in the New York State National Guard that aspect of his life is documented here. The bulk of this collection is comprised of correspondence between Steinberg and various officials and military officers. His efforts to develop a memorial service for fallen service members that Jewish chaplains of all American Jewish movements could conduct before High Holy Days services.

BoxFolderTitleDate
14 6 Correspondence - Chaplaincy of the New York State National Guard 1942 January - May
14 7 Correspondence - Chaplaincy of the New York State National Guard 1942 May - October
14 8 Correspondence - Chaplaincy of the New York State National Guard - Discharge 1943-1944
14 9 Correspondence - Concerning Holy Ark and Torah Scroll for Camp Smith 1942 November - 1944 August
14 10 Correspondence - Concerning Memorial Services 1942-1944
14 11 Correspondence - Concerning Memorial Services - Jewish Welfare Board - Committee on Army and Navy Religious Activities - Response 1942 February - 1945 May, 1948 September
14 12 Correspondence - Concerning National Jewish Welfare Board's Tour of Army Camps 1942 June - 1943 November
14 13 Correspondence - During Illness and Recovery 1943-1945
14 14 Correspondence - to Edith Steinberg during National Jewish Welfare Board's Tour of Army Camps 1943
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Series V: Zionist Activities, undated, 1939-1949

The series is in English with some Hebrew.
0.5 linear feet (1.0 manuscript boxes). Box 15, Folder 1 and Box 15, Folder 9.
Arrangement:

This material is alphabetically organized by primary folder title, with additional folder titles following. In cases where the folder title is not unique, the material is ordered by the chronology of the material within the folder. The material in each folder has been left in the order in which it was found.

Scope and Content:

Steinberg activities in the Zionist movement are documented in this series.

BoxFolderTitleDate
15 1 Correspondence relevant to Zionist activities 1939-1949
15 2 Editing of New Palestine and Other Jewish Publications 1940-1945
15 3 New York Times anti-Zionist Stance 1945-1946
15 4 Organizing Christian Clergy in support of Zionism 1942 April-June
15 5 Organizing Christian Clergy in support of Zionism 1942 July-December
15 6 Organizing Christian Clergy in support of Zionism 1943 January-November
15 7 Organizing Christian Clergy in support of Zionism - Project of the Emergency Committee of Zionist Affairs 1941-1942
15 8 Pro-Zionist Statements from Clergy - Articles for Non-Jewish Publications undated, 1942
15 9 Pro-Zionist Articles composed by Steinberg for Non-Jewish Audiences - Correspondence 1940-1943
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Series VI: Books, 1902-1949

This series is in English.
4.5 linear feet (5.0 manuscript boxes) Box 16 to Box 21.
Arrangement:

This material is alphabetically organized by author's last name and book title.

Scope and Content:

The series contains the numerous books that existed in his library.

Box TitleDate
16 Books
  

This Box Contains:

Albright, William Foxwell. From the Stone Age to Christianity: Monotheism and the Historical Process. Baltimore: John Hopkins Press, 1940.

Barnett, L.D. Brahma-Knowledge: An Outline of the Philosophy of the Vedanta as set forth by the Upanishads and by Sánkara. New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1911.

Barth, Karl. The Word of God and the Word of Adam. Translation Douglas Horton. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1935.

Barton, George A. Archeology and the Bible. Philadelphia: American Sunday School Union, 1920.

Beckwith, Clarence Augustine. The Idea of God: Historical, Critical, Constructive. New York: Macmillan Company, 1924.

Bevan, Edwyn. Stoics and Sceptics. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1913.

Bowne, Borden P. Theism. New York: American Book Company, 1902.

Brunner, Emil. The Divine Imperative: A Study in Christian Ethics. Translated Olive Wyon. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1947.

 
Box TitleDate
17 Books
  

This Box Contains:

Brunner, Emil and Karl Barth. Natural Theology. Translated by P. Frankel. London: The Centenary Press, 1946.

Carlyle, Thomas. Sartor Resartus: The Life and Opinions of Herr Tenfelsdrockh. London: George Routledge and Sons, 1888.

Dewey, John. A Common Faith. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1948.

Dewey, John. The Influence of Darwin on Philosophy and Other Essays in Contemporary Thought. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1910.

Dewey, John. Reconstruction in Philosophy. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1920.

DeWolf, L. Harold. The Religious Revolt Against Reason. New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1949.

Ferré, Nels F.S. Faith and Reason. New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1946.

Fosdick, Harry Emerson. The Meaning of Faith. New York: Association Press, 1925.

Frank, Erich. Philosophical Understanding and Religious Truth. London: Oxford University Press, 1945.

Heard, Gerald. The Source of Civilization. New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1937.

Hintz, Howard W. Religion and the Crisis of Democracy: A Quaker View. Philadelphia: Friends General Conference, 1938.

Horne, Charles F. The Technique of the Novel: The Elements of the Art, Their Evolution and Present Use. New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1908.

Hocking, William Ernest. Living Religious and a World Faith. New York: Macmillan Company, 1940.

 
Box TitleDate
18 Books
  

This Box Contains:

Hocking, William Ernest. The Meaning of God in Human Experience: A Philosophic Study of Religion. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1924.

James, William. The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature. New York: Longmans, Green, and Company, 1923.

Kaplan, Mordecai M. The Meaning of God in Modern Jewish Religion. New York: Behrman's Jewish Book House, 1937.

Kierkegaard, Sǿren. Concluding Unscientific Postscript. Edited by Walter Lowrie. Translated by David F. Swenson. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1944.

Kierkegaard, Sǿren (Johannes Climacus). Philosophical Fragments or a Fragment of Philosophy. Translated by David F. Swenson. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1946.

Krutch, Joseph Wood. The Modern Temper: A Study and a Confession. New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1929.

Lee, R.S. Freud and Christianity. New York: A.A. Wyn, Incorporated, 1949.

 
Box TitleDate
19 Books
  

This Box Contains:

Niebuhr, H. Richard. The Meaning of Revelation. New York: Macmillan Company, 1946.

Niebuhr, Reinhold. Faith and History: A Comparison of Christian and Modern View of History. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1949.

Otto, Rudolf. The Idea of the Holy: An Inquiry into the Non-Rational Factor in the Idea of the Divine and its Relation to the Rational. Translated by J.W. Harrey. London: Oxford University Press, 1923.

Peake, Arthur S. A Commentary on the Bible. New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1920.

Puner, Helen Walker. Freud: His Life and His Mind. New York: Howell, Soskin, Publishers, 1947.

Rauschenbusch, Walter. Christianity and the Social Crisis. New York: Macmillan Company, 1912.

Robinson, James Harvey. The Mind in the Making: The Relation of Intelligence to Social Reform. New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1921.

 
Box TitleDate
20 Books
  

This Box Contains:

Santayana, George. The Life of Reason or the Phases of Human Progress. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924.

Seaver, George. Albert Schweitzer: The Man and His Mind. New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1947.

Scholem, Gershom G. Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism. Jerusalem: Schocken Publishing House, 1941.

Sorokin, Pitirima. The Crisis of Our Age: The Social and Cultural Outlook. New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, Inc., 1941.

Tawney, R.H. Religion and the Rise of Capitalism: A Historical Study. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1926.

Todd, Arthur James. Theories of Social Progress: A Critical Study of the Attempts to Formulate the Conditions of Human Advance. New York: Macmillan Company, 1922.

 
Box TitleDate
21 Books
  

This Box Contains:

Wallis, Louis. God and the Social Process: A Study in Hebrew History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1935.

Whitehead, Alfred North. Religion in the Making. New York: Macmillan Company, 1926.

Zilboorg, Gregory. Mind, Medicine, and Man. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1943.

Notes found in Santayana's Life of Reason (1924) and Dewey's Reconstruction in Philosophy (1920) along with other loose notes.

 
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Series VII: Audio, undated, 1950-1981

This series is in English.
0.5 linear feet (1 phonograph storage box). Box 22.
Arrangement:

This material is alphabetically organized by document title and order of programming.

Scope and Content:

The collection contains audio recordings in a variety of formats. The bulk of the audio is a re-dictation of Milton Steinberg’s four philosophical essays titled, “New Currents in Religious Thought,” found in Box 13, Folder 7-10 of Series 3- Sub-Series 2, by Arthur A. Cohen. The dictation was originally recorded on Dictabelt tape, and then transferred to audiocassette. Additionally there are several phonographs of various testimonies at the time of Steinberg’s death, including Morton Wishengrad’s eulogy made for Jewish Theological Seminary’s radio program “Eternal Light.”

Box TitleDate
22   Dictabelt Recordings #1-14 undated
22   Dictabelt Recordings #15-29 undated
Box TitleDate
22  Audiocassettes of Dictabelt Recordings - 1-5 - (Copy 1) undated
Box TitleDate
22   Audiocassettes of Dictabelt Recordings - 6-10 - (Copy 1) undated
Box TitleDate
22   Audiocassettes of Dictabelt Recordings - 11-15 - (Copy 1) undated
22   Audiocassettes of Dictabelt Recordings - 21-25 - (Copy 1) undated
Box TitleDate
22  Audiocassettes of Dictabelt Recordings - 26-29 - (Copy 1) undated
Box TitleDate
22   Audiocassettes of Dictabelt Recordings - Continued - (Copy 1) undated
22   Audiocassettes of Dictabelt Recordings - 1-5 - (Copy 2) undated
Box TitleDate
22   Audiocassettes of Dictabelt Recordings - 6-10 - (Copy 2) undated
Box TitleDate
22   Audiocassettes of Dictabelt Recordings - 11-15 - (Copy 2) undated
Box TitleDate
22   Audiocassettes of Dictabelt Recordings - 21-25 - (Copy 2) undated
22   Audiocassettes of Dictabelt Recordings - 26-29 - (Copy 2) undated
Box TitleDate
22   Audiocassettes of Dictabelt Recordings - Continued - (Copy 2) undated
Box TitleDate
22   Correspondence - Eternal Light Records 1981 June 11
22   Phonograph - Biographical Testimony - Park Avenue Synagogue - 1-4 1950 May 7
22   Phonograph - Biographical Testimony - Park Avenue Synagogue - 2-5 1950 May 7
22   Phonograph - Biographical Testimony - Park Avenue Synagogue - 3-6 1950 May 7
22   Phonograph - Eulogy - Morton Wishengrad - 1-3 undated
22   Phonograph - Eulogy - Morton Wishengrad - 2-4 undated
22   Phonograph - Eulogy - Morton Wishengrad - 5-7 undated
Box TitleDate
22   Phonograph - Eulogy - Morton Wishengrad - 6-8 undated
Box TitleDate
22   Phonograph - Eulogy - Morton Wishengrad - 9-11 undated
Box TitleDate
22  Phonograph - Eulogy - Morton Wishengrad - 10-12 undated
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Series VIII: Photographs, undated, 1885-1960

This series is in English.
0.42 linear feet (0.5 manuscript box and 1 OS 1 folder). Box 15, Folder 10 to Box 15, Folder 20.
Arrangement:

This material is alphabetically organized by folder title and chronology.

Scope and Content:

There are numerous photographs to be found in Series VIII, many of which were used by Simon Noveck in his biography Milton Steinberg: Portrait of a Rabbi.

BoxFolderTitleDate
15 10 Childhood undated, 1908-1920
15 11 Edith and Milton Steinberg with Friends undated
15 12 Edith and Milton Steinberg with sons, Jonathan and David 1929-1960
15 13 Fanny Steinberg (Milton's Mother) Class Portrait 1885
15 14 Group Photo with Steinberg's Grandmother undated
15 15 Parents, Grandparents and Other Relatives undated, 1937
15 16 Park Avenue Synagogue [1943-1946]
15 17 Philip Bernstein and Milton Steinberg; Rabbi Jacob Kohn (Portrait); Morris Raphael Cohen (Portrait) undated
15 18 Pictures of Steinberg as a young man and during his time in the New York National Guard undated, 1921- [1940]
15 19 Portraits undated, 1949-1950
15 20 Country House undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
24 (OS 1) 5 Photographs undated, 1933
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Series IX: Index of Correspondents, undated

The series is in English.
0.5 linear feet (1 SB1 box). Box 23.
Arrangement:

This material is organized alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

Series IX: Index of Correspondents consists of note cards that document those whose names appear throughout the collection in various forms of correspondence. This index was created during an earlier processing of the collection.

Box TitleDate
23   Index of Correspondents undated
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