Guide to the Papers of Israel Bernstein (1940-1968), undated, 1945-1968
 
*P-51

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Rebecca Simon as MS Word document, March 21, 2012. Finding aid was encoded by Christine McEvilly on April 10, 2012. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bernstein, Israel, 1940-1968
Title: Israel Bernstein (1940-1968), Papers
Dates:undated, 1945-1968
Abstract: Israel Bernstein was born in Portland, Maine. He graduated from Harvard College in 1912 and Harvard Law School in 1915. After graduating, he served as a Regimental-Sergeant-Major in the 12th division U.S. Army during World War I. Bernstein co-established the Casco Bank and Trust Co. He played a prominent role in the Jewish Federation of Portland, Maine. In 1948, he was elected President of the Jewish Federation of Portland, Maine and was President and founder of the Jewish Historical Society of Portland, Maine in 1953.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 manuscript box)
Identification: P-51
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS Boston, MA
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Biographical Note1

Israel Bernstein was born in Portland, Maine on November 22, 1890. He graduated from Harvard College in 1912 and Harvard Law School in 1915. In 1922, he married Rebecca Thurman; they had two daughters. He was an attorney at law from 1915 until his death in 1967. Israel Bernstein served as a Regimental-Sergeant-Major in the 12th division U.S. Army during Word War I. He was on the executive board of many organizations, such as the Jewish Federation of Portland and the National Jewish Historical Society of Portland, Maine. Bernstein also co-established the Casco Bank and Trust Company. Among his many achievements, the Boy Scouts of America awarded him both the Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope Awards for his distinguished service to youth. The Jewish Federation of Portland, Maine recognized his service as President in 1947 and 1948 and granted Bernstein a citation commemorating his devotion to the organization. Bernstein died in 1967.

Chronology

November 22, 1890 Born in Portland, Maine.
1912 Graduated Harvard College.
1915 Graduated Harvard Law School.
1922 Married Rebecca Thurman.
1933 Co-established Casco Bank and Trust Company.
1940 Awarded Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award.
1945 Awarded Boy Scouts of America Silver Antelope Award.
1948 Elected President of the Jewish Federation of Portland.
1949 Jewish Federation of Portland, Maine tribute to Bernstein.
1953 Received a Citation from the National Jewish Welfare Board.
1953 Elected President of the Jewish Historical Society of Portland, Maine.
1956 Received a Citation from the Jewish Federation of Portland, Maine.
1967 Died in Portland, Maine.
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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains information on Israel Bernstein’s family, employment, numerous public offices, clubs, organizations, and social services. The collection also contains a photograph of Bernstein, and the Boy Scouts of America Silver Antelope Award and the Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to brotherhood. The Jewish Federation of Portland’s annual report displays his impact on the organization, as does the citation from the National Jewish Welfare Board. There are news clippings concerning his involvement in various organizations and the speech from Israel Bernstein’s memorial service. In addition, there are two oversized awards from the Jewish Federation of Portland, Maine.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into a single 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

None

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Israel Bernstein (1940-1968), Papers; P-51; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Acquisition information is unknown.

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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.

 

The Papers of Israel Bernstein (1940-1968), undated, 1945-1968

English.
Box 1, Folders 1-7, and 1 OS Folder.
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Biographical Information undated
1 2 Photograph undated
1 3 Boy Scouts of America Silver Antelope Award 1945
1 4 Jewish Federation of Portland 1948-1964
1 5 Citation from the National Jewish Welfare Board 1953
1 6 Clippings 1967
1 7 Memorial Service by Cumberland County Bar Association 1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
OS Certificates 1940-1956
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