Guide to the Papers of Jacob Beerman,
circa 1899, 1916
 
P-612

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Shannon Struble as MS Word document, April 15, 2017. Finding aid was encoded by Shannon Struble on April 15, 2017. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Beerman, Jacob
Title: Jacob Beerman Papers
Dates:circa 1899, 1916
Abstract: Jacob Beerman (1871-1926) immigrated to the United States in 1885 and married Rose Solomon in 1904. The couple had a daughter, Sadie. Jacob owned a stationary company in Boston. The collection contains a book titled The Nineteen Letters of Ben Uziel, inscribed to Beerman from Charles Fleischer, former rabbi of Temple Israel in Boston, and a scroll marking the 25th anniversary of the B’nai Zion Educational Society in 1916.
Languages: The collection is in English and Hebrew.
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)
Identification: P-612
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS Boston, MA
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Biographical Note

Inscription to Jacob Beerman from Charles Fleischer in The Nineteen Letters of Ben Uziel.

Jacob Beerman was born in 1871 in Russia to Michael and Sarah M. (Freedlander) Beerman. The family immigrated to the United States in 1885, and Jacob became a naturalized citizen in 1892. He married Rose Solomon, daughter of Russian immigrants Solomon Solomon [sic] and Bessie Susna, on May 3, 1904, and the couple had one living daughter, Sadie, and at least two other children who died close to birth. The family lived in Revere and Chelsea through the years, and Jacob owned a stationary company in downtown Boston.

Jacob was a member and later president of the B’nai Zion Educational Society, which was founded in 1891 by David Blaustein. The Society was a literary club that operated a reading room in the North End of Boston and ran programs that combined Jewish education and culture with American acculturation. The Society rented a building they called Zion Hall, and it was at the dedication of this building in 1891 that a banner bearing the design for what would become the modern Israeli flag was first displayed.

Jacob Beerman died in 1926 at the age of 55.

References

Material from the collection.

David Kaufman, Shul with a Pool: The “Synagogue-Center” in American Jewish History, (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1999), 102.

Chronology

1871Jacob Beerman is born.
1885The Beerman family immigrates to the United States.
1891The B'nai Zion Educational Society is founded.
1892Jacob Beerman becomes an American citizen.
1904Jacob Beerman and Rose Solomon marry.
1916The B'nai Zion Educational Society celebrates its 25th anniversary.
1926Jacob Beerman dies.
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Scope and Content Note

The Jacob Beerman collection contains the book The Nineteen Letters of Ben Uziel by Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, published in 1899 by Funk & Wagnalls Company. The book is inscribed to Beerman from Charles Fleischer, the former rabbi of Temple Israel in Boston, and dated October 22, 1912. The collection also contains a scroll commemorating the 25th anniversary of the B’nai Zion Educational Society in 1916. The scroll includes a history of the Society and indicates that Jacob Beerman was a member of the Arrangements Committee for the anniversary dinner and a past president of the Society.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into one 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

Records of Temple Israel (Boston, MA), I-458

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Jacob Beerman Papers; P-612; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Emanuel H. Rubin (Sadie Rubin), daughter of Jacob Beerman, 1989.

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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.

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Series I: Jacob Beerman Papers, circa 1899, 1916

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

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11Book (The Nineteen Letters of Ben Uziel)1899request_box
12Program Scroll (Reunion and Banquet commemorating the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the founding of the B'nai Zion Educational Society)1916request_box
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