Guide to the Papers of Aliza Greenblatt (1888-1975), undated, 1920, 1923, 1927-1973, 1976, 1978

*P-855

Processed by Holly Snyder (1982), reprocessed by Adina Anflick (May 2007)

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Center for Jewish History

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Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on September 21, 2009. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator:Greenblatt, Aliza
Title:Aliza Greenblatt, papers
Dates:undated, 1920, 1923, 1927-1973, 1976, 1978
Abstract:Papers include published and unpublished works in the form of typed and handwritten manuscripts, bulletins, newsletters, news clippings, scrapbook pages, and sheet music. Papers contain correspondence regarding Greenblatt's autobiography, and original letters sent to her from her husband Isidore when he visited Palestine in 1920. These letters form a portion of her autobiography.
Languages:The collection is in English, with Hebrew and Yiddish.
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet (3 manuscript boxes, 1 MAP folder)
Identification:P-855
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Biographical Note

Poetess, and songwriter, Aliza Greenblatt's work was widely published in newspapers in United States and Israel. Greenblatt's published five volumes of Yiddish poetry and her songs were put to music by several composers including Abraham Ellstein and Solomon Golub. In addition to writing, Aliza Greenblatt was a founder of the Atlantic City, NJ chapter of the Zionist Organization of America and the Hadassah chapter in Atlantic City, and President of Women's Pioneers. In 1952, she and her husband Isidore attempted to settle in Israel, unsuccessful; they returned to New York and after Isidore's death in 1960, Aliza lived near her daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and Woody Guthrie.

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Scope and Content Note

Papers include published and unpublished works in the form of typed and handwritten manuscripts, bulletins, newsletters, news clippings, scrapbook pages, and sheet music. Papers contain correspondence regarding Greenblatt's autobiography, and original letters sent to her from her husband Isidore when he visited Palestine in 1920. These letters form a portion of her autobiography.

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Arrangement

The collection is organized into three 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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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Aliza Greenblatt, papers; P-855; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Acquisition Note

Donated by Marjorie Greenblatt Guthrie in 1982.

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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.

 

Series I: Autobiography, undated, 1920, 1923, 1960, 1972, 1976, 1978

English and Yiddish.
Box 1, Folders 1-4.
BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Copies and original letters from Isadore in Palestine for manuscript 1920
  (contains English and Yiddish)   
1 2 Yiddish manuscripts with annotations, My Life 1923, 1960
  (contains Yiddish)   
1 3 A Window on Life undated
  (contains English)   
1 4 English translations and correspondence regarding autobiography undated, 1972, 1976, 1978
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Series II: Writings, poems, stories, prose, undated, 1928, 1934-1935, 1938-1964, 1969

English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
Box 1, Folder 5 -- Box 2, Folder 8.
BoxFolderTitleDate
1 5 Memories, stories, and poems undated, 1969
  (contains English and Yiddish)   
1 6 Poems and stories undated, 1943, 1948
  (contains English and Yiddish)   
1 7 Hebrew translations of poems undated
  (contains Hebrew)   
1 8 Nationalistic poems for Israel undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
1 9 Translated poems by Louis Falstein undated
  (contains English)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 1 Prose undated, 1928, 1934-1935, 1938-1940, 1942, 1952-1953, 1957, 1961-1962, 1964
  (contains Yiddish)   
2 2 Purim Schpiel undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
2 3 Earliest writings-Atlantic City (see also MAP Folder 1) undated
  (contains English and Yiddish)   
2 4 Writings undated, 1939-1964
  (contains English and Yiddish)   
2 5 Writings 1949?
  (contains English and Yiddish)   
2 6 Writings 1961-1962?
  (contains English and Yiddish)   
2 7 Writings undated
  (contains English and Yiddish)   
2 8 Writings undated
  (contains English and Yiddish)   
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Series III: Songs, undated, 1927-1973

English and Yiddish.
Box 3.
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 1 Autumn songs, unpublished undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 2 Children's published songs (not in book) undated, 1943-1968
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 3 Dedication songs, unpublished undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 4 Love songs undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 5 Mood songs undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 6 Published songs (not in books) undated, 1927-1961
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 7 Reviews of songs undated, 1935-1967
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 8 Songs and correspondence undated, 1932-1973
  (contains English and Yiddish)   
3 9 Songs performed undated, 1952
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 10 Spring songs, unpublished undated
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 11 Unpublished songs undated
  (contains English and Yiddish)   
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Separated Oversized Material, undated

Yiddish.
MAP Folder 1.
BoxFolderTitleDate
MAP11Galley of Yiddish poetry (separated from Box 2, Folder 3)undated
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