Guide to the Papers of Philip Goodman (1911-), undated, 1916, 1926-1928, 1930, 1932-1948, 1950-1965, 1968, 1973-1976, 1980, 1982
 
*P-862

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Adina Anflick and Marvin Rusinek as MS Word document, January 2009 and February 2012. Finding aid was encoded by Christine McEvilly on February, 23, 2012. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Goodman, Philip, 1911-
Title: Philip Goodman (1911-), Papers
Dates:undated, 1916, 1926-1928, 1930, 1932-1948, 1950-1965, 1968, 1973-1976, 1980, 1982
Abstract: The collection documents Rabbi Philip Goodman’s involvement with the American Jewish Historical Society, the early years of the Orthodox Union, the Institutional Synagogue in Harlem and its day camp, the Army and Navy commission of the Jewish Welfare Board during World War II, a fraternal club originating in the Uptown Talmud Torah, The Jewish Book Council of America, The Townsend Harris High School and its Hatikvah Society, Yeshiva University, Jewish scouting, and more. The collection contains addresses, articles, bulletins, correspondence, commencement book, guest book, newsclippings, newsletters, photographs, radio broadcast transcripts, souvenir journal, and yearbook.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 1 linear feet (2 Manuscript boxes)
Identification: P-862
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Biographical Note1

Philip Goodman was a rabbi and an author. He was born in New York City on September 6, 1911, the son of Harry D. Goodman and Molly Epstein. Goodman married Hanna Caspy on August 14, 1932 with whom he had two children, Abraham and Judith. He attended the Teachers Institute at Yeshiva University and the College of the City of New York. Goodman was a Rabbi for the Yeshiva of Rabbi Kook.

Goodman was an author of The Habanoth Manual in 1938. In 1949, he wrote The Purim Anthology. Goodman was also published in the Lincoln’s Birthday Program Material for Jewish Groups in 1953. He was an editor to the Jewish Book Annual from 1944 to 1954 and was published in a series of bulletins on Jewish holidays from 1946 to 1953.

Philip Goodman became the director of the Jewish education and Jewish center division for the JWB in 1944 after serving on the staff and in the armed services division of the Jewish Welfare Board from 1942 to 1944. He was a rabbi and executive director of the Institutional Synagogue in New York City from 1934 to 1942.

Goodman became the executive secretary of the Jewish Book Council of America in 1944. In his annual report of the Jewish Book Council in 1947-1948, he expressed the need to develop Jewish libraries in communities across the United States.2 Goodman was also executive secretary of the American Jewish Historical Society from 1948 to 1953 and served as a member on the AJHS Executive Council from 1952 to 1964.

Goodman was a member of several national Jewish organizations and rabbinic groups including the National Association of Jewish Center Workers, National Council for Jewish Education, Mizrachi, Young Israel, Congregation Mt. Sinai Anshe Emes, and the New York Board of Rabbis.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection documents Rabbi Philip Goodman’s involvement with the American Jewish Historical Society, the early years of the Orthodox Union, the Institutional Synagogue in Harlem and its day camp, the Army and Navy commission of the Jewish Welfare Board during World War II, a fraternal club originating in the Uptown Talmud Torah, The Jewish Book Council of America, The Townsend Harris High School and its Hatikvah Society, Yeshiva University, Jewish scouting, and more. The collection contains addresses, articles, bulletins, correspondence, commencement book, guest book, newsclippings, newsletters, photographs, radio broadcast transcripts, souvenir journal, and yearbook.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 8 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

Jewish Book Council of America (I-259), undated, 1936-1989

National Jewish Welfare Board (I-337), undated, 1889-1995 (bulk 1917-1990)

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Philip Goodman (1911-), Papers; P-862; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Avi Goodman, 2007.

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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

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Container List

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

 

Series I: Goodman Biographical Information, undated

English.
Box 1, Folders 1.
Arrangement:

One folder.

Scope and Content:

The series contains a biographical summary of Philip Goodman.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Biographical Summaryundated
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Series II: National Jewish Welfare Board, undated, 1942-1945, 1947, 1951-1954, 1956, 1961, 1964, 1968

English.
Box 1, Folders 2-5.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The series documents Goodman’s involvement with the National Jewish Welfare Board, specifically his involvement with CANRA (Committee on Army and Navy Religious Activities) consisting mainly of newsclippings and photographs. The series also contains material pertaining to his involvement in the Jewish Center Division of the NJWB and has information about his role as executive secretary of the World Federation of YMHAs and Jewish Community Centers.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 2 CANRA (contains Hebrew)undated, 1942-1943, 1945, 1947
1 3 CANRA, photographsundated, 1942
1 4 Jewish Center Divisionundated, 1944, 1951-1954
1 5 World Federation of YMHAs and JCCs1956, 1961, 1964, 1968
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Series III: Institutional Synagogue, undated, 1916, 1933-1942, 1946-1947, 1976

English.
Box 1, Folders 6-13
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The series consists of documents pertaining to Goodman’s involvement with the Institutional Synagogue, including addresses, articles, newsclippings, newsletters and photographs from Camp Ta-a-noog. The bulk of the material is from the 1930s and 1940s.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 6 Addresses 1941, 1947
1 7 Camp Ta-a-noog, 20th, 22nd-25th Anniversary Issues 1937, 1939-1942
1 8 Camp Ta-a-noog, Articles (by Goodman and others) undated, 1916, 1937, 1940-1941, 1946
1 9 Camp Ta-a-noog, News clippings undated, 1938-1941
1 10 Camp Ta-a-noog, Photographs undated, 1941
1 11 Camp Ta-a-noog Program materials undated, 1933-1935, 1937-1941
1 12 Camp Ta-a-noog, “Shofar” 1934, 1936-1937, 1939
1 13 Reunions, Photographs undated, 1976
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Series IV: Jewish Book Council of America, undated, 1944, 1952, 1955-1958, 1960, 1962, 1964-1965, 1968, 1974-1976

English.
Box 1, Folders 14-15.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The series is composed of material about Goodman’s role as executive secretary on the Jewish Book Council of America.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 14 Jewish Book Council of America (contains Hebrew) undated, 1944, 1952, 1955-1958, 1960, 1962, 1964-1965, 1968, 1974, 1976
1 15 Retirement 1975-1976
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Series V: Tranquility Organization, undated, 1930, 1963, 1974

English.
Box 2, Folders 1-2.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The series consists of photographs and a 50th anniversary souvenir journal of the Tranquility Organization.

BoxFolderTitleDate
2 1 50th Anniversary Souvenir Journal 1974
2 2 Photographs 1930, 1963
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Series VI: Townsend Harris Hall (prep school), undated, 1926-1928

English.
Box 2, Folders 3-5.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The series contains a yearbook entitled “Crimson and Gold” from 1928, school newspaper issues from 1926 to 1928 entitled “Echo,” and photographs of the Hatikvah Society of the Townsend Harris High School.

BoxFolderTitleDate
2 3 “Crimson and Gold” 1928
2 4 “Echo” and other school publications undated, 1926-1928
2 5 Hatikvah Society, photograph 1928
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Series VII: Other Organizations, undated, 1926, 1932-1933, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1944-1945, 1947-1948, 1950-1953, 1955, 1959-1960, 1980, 1982

English.
Box 2, Folders 6-13.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

This series is composed of material from other organizations that Goodman participated in, including the American Jewish Historical Society, the National Association of Jewish Center Workers, the National Council for Jewish Education, the Orthodox Union, the Uptown Talmud Torah, and Yeshiva University.

BoxFolderTitleDate
2 6 10 Mile River Scout Camp, Photographs undated, 1948, 1955
2 7 American Jewish Historical Society 1950-1953
2 8 American Jewish History undated, 1980, 1982
2 9 National Association of Jewish Center Workers 1940, 1951, 1959
2 10 National Council for Jewish Education 1950-1951
2 11 The Orthodox Union (contains Hebrew) undated, 1932-1933, 1938, 1940, 1944-1945
2 12 Uptown Talmud Torah 1926
2 13 Yeshiva University (contains Hebrew) undated, 1936, 1947, 1953, 1955, 1960
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Series VIII: Miscellaneous Material, 1973-1974, 1976

English.
Box 2, Folders 14-15.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Content:

The series contains a guest book for an aliyah supper in 1976 and material pertaining to the Yom Kippur War from 1973 to 1974.

BoxFolderTitleDate
2 14 Guest Book, Aliyah Supper 1976
2 15 Yom Kippur War 1973-1974
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