Guide to the Papers of Abraham Kamberg, undated, 1917-1975

Reprocessed by Stephanie Call

American Jewish Historical Society, New England Archives

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Boston, Massachusetts

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Stephanie Call as MS Word document, March 5, 2009. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on August 3, 2009. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kamberg, Abraham
Title: Abraham Kamberg, papers
Dates:undated, 1917-1975
Abstract: Abraham Kamberg was a Springfield attorney and art collector. The bulk of this collection contains art catalogs, newsletters and prints of artwork donated by Kamberg to museums as well as for local exhibits. Two scrapbooks of news clippings highlighting events in Kamberg’s personal and professional life are also included, as well as some correspondence, photographs, and organizational material.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 1 linear foot (2 manuscript boxes)
Identification: P-148
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located at AJHS, Boston, MA.
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Biographical Note

Abraham Kamberg was a Springfield attorney, art collector and amateur musician. Born in Russia to Dora and Morris Kamberg, he graduated from Boston English High School and Northeastern University School of Law. In 1921, he married his first wife, Fannie Browdy. Kamberg died in March 1981. His second wife Alma survived him.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains articles and book reviews written by Kamberg, as well as some correspondence and some photographs. The bulk of the collection consists of brochures, catalogs and announcements from the Kamberg art collection exhibits. Kamberg collected art and donated several pieces to the Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, and gave lectures on the artwork at openings. Many of his exhibits were at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. The collection also contains two scrapbooks, which hold newspaper clippings detailing various events in Kamberg’s personal and professional life, as well as his volunteer activities.

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The collection is organized into a single series.

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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

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Abraham Kamberg, papers; P-148; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the American Jewish Historical Society in 1974 by Abraham Kamberg.

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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.

Click the box in the request column to open the form that allows you to request a box for onsite viewing in the reading room at the Center for Jewish History, New York, NY.


Papers of Abraham Kamberg, undated, 1917-1975

1 linear foot (2 manuscript boxes)
Scope and Content:

See Scope and Content Note.

1 1 Articles and Book Reviews undated, 1945-1953 request_box
1 2 Boston Zionism: Flier, Stationery undated request_box
1 3 Correspondence 1933-1974 request_box
1 4 Photographs and Stationary undated request_box
1 5 Congregation Adath Jeshurun: Printed Materials 1917-1920 request_box
1 6 B’nai B’rith: Publications 1925 request_box
1 7 Springfield I.O.B.B.: Publications 1922-1931 request_box
1 8 Temple Beth El Springfield: Printed Materials 1926-1948 request_box
1 9 Independent City of Homes Association Springfield, MA: Publications 1929-1939 request_box
1 10 Hampden Council of Boy Scouts: Rally Program 1933 request_box
1 11 Prints from Kamberg Collection undated request_box
1 12 Jewish New Year Cards 1918-1974 request_box
1 13 Bookplates: Kamberg Collections undated request_box
1 14-16 Kamberg Art Collection: Catalogs and Announcements 1943-1974 request_box
2 1 Kamber Chamber Music Group: Programs 1950 request_box
2 2 General Community Work undated request_box
2 Scrapbooks 1917-1950 request_box
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