Guide to the Papers of Edward Bernard, undated, 1968-1972
 
*P-102

Reprocessed by Stephanie Call

American Jewish Historical Society, New England Archives

99-101 Newbury St.

Boston, Massachusetts

Phone: (617) 226-1245

Email: reference@ajhsboston.org

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Stephanie Call as MS Word document, April 8, 2011. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on April 13, 2011. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bernard, Edward
Title: Edward Bernard, papers
Dates:undated, 1968-1972
Abstract: Edward Bernard was a composer in the Boston area. He also wrote several pamphlets on sociology, religion, politics and music, as well as an unpublished manuscript of a sociological novel entitled, "Maxie the Genius." This collection contains Edward Bernard's musical compositions and writings, including an unpublished manuscript, "Maxie the Genius," and letters to editors of local newspapers and Nathan Kaganoff, former library director of the American Jewish Historical Society. In addition, there are several self-published pamphlets on topics ranging from sociology to music included in this collection.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 1 linear foot (2 manuscript boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Identification: P-102
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located at AJHS, Boston, MA.
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Biographical Note

Edward Bernard

Edward Bernard was a composer in the Boston area. He also wrote several pamphlets on sociology, religion, politics and music, as well as an unpublished manuscript of a sociological novel entitled, "Maxie the Genius."

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the musical compositions and writings of Edward Bernard. Musical compositions are, for the most part, in an unpublished format, and it is unclear if they were ever performed. Writings include an unpublished manuscript, "Maxie the Genius," as well as a several letters to editors of local newspapers and Nathan Kaganoff, former library director of the American Jewish Historical Society. In addition, there are several self-published pamphlets on topics ranging from sociology to music included in this collection.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two 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

A World to Be by Edward Bernard, AJHS Call # B5200.B26 (New York)

The Philosophy of Self by Edward Bernard, AJHS Call # B5200.B27 (New York)

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Edward Bernard, papers; P-102; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Materials given to the American Jewish Historical Society by Edward Bernard between 1970-1980.

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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: Music, undated, 1951-1952, 1970-1971

English.
Box 1 and OS folder.
Scope and Content:

This series includes a manuscript with choral scales composed by Edward Bernard, as well as original compositions ("Quadruple Mirror Fugue for String Orchestras" 1-3 and "Septuple Mirror Fugue Sonata for String Orchestra in 5 Movements".' There is also an original manuscript and accompanying letter to Dr. Nathan Kaganoff entitled, "Varying Interval Choral Scales." In addition to the materials in box 1, there is an oversized folder with compositions titled "Septuple Mirror Fugue Sonata."

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Choral Scales undated
1 2 Compositions 1970-1971
1 3 Varying Interval Choral Scales 1951-1952
BoxFolderTitleDate
Shared OS “Septuple Mirror Fugue Sonata” 1970-1971
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Series II: Writings, undated, 1957-1979

English.
Box 1, Folder 4 -- Box 2, Folder 3.
Scope and Content:

This series includes voluminous letters sent by Edward Bernard to Dr. Nathan Kaganoff on a variety of topics, including Jewish law, sociology and politics. Also in this series are letters to the editor sent to the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald and the Jewish Advocate, among others, and several published pamphlets on issues pertaining to Jewish values, law, society and music. Bernard also sent AJHS a copy of his unpublished manuscript, "Maxie the Genius," which deals with similar issues of sociology, ethics and Judaism.

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 4-5 Correspondence 1970-1971
1 6-7 Letters to the Editor 1957-1979
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 1 “Philosophy of the Self” 1970
2 2 Published Booklets 1965-1980
2 3 Unpublished Manuscript, “Maxie the Genuis” undated
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