Guide to the Wolk Family Papers, 1902-1906, 1953
 
P-643

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Hannah Yetwin as MS Word document, February 23, 2017. Finding aid was encoded by Hannah Yetwin on March 2, 2017. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wolk Family
Title: Wolk Family
Dates:1902-1906, 1953
Abstract: Consists of correspondence, in the form of postal cards, between family members in Vilna, London, New York City and Boston at the turn of the century. Corresponding members of the family include D. [David] Wolk in London and Boston, J. Wolk in London, S. [Sam or Salomon] Wolk in Boston, New York and Malden, Massachusetts and B. Wolk in Cambridge and Malden, Massachusetts, as well as P. Fine in Boston, with whom D. Wolk and S. Wolk temporarily resided.
Languages: The collection is in English, Yiddish, and Russian.
Quantity: .25 linear feet (half manuscript box)
Identification: P-643
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS Boston, MA
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Biographical Note

Postcard to P. Fine in Boston, from Russia.

The expansive Wolk family originated in Russia and Lithuania, and members of the family resided in New York City, Boston, London and Malden, Massachusetts. David Wolk was born in Russia in 1896 and lived in London and Boston. Sam Wolk was born in Russia in 1888, and resided in the Bronx, Boston and Malden, Massachusetts. J (Joseph) Wolk was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts in 1909 and died in 1984.

References

Materials from the collection.

United States 1920 Census. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2016. (Original index: United States Census, 1920. FamilySearch, 2014.)

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Scope and Content Note

Consists of correspondence, in the form of postal cards, between family members in Vilna, London, New York City and Boston at the turn of the 20th century. Corresponding members of the family include D. (David) Wolk in London and Boston, J. Wolk in London, S. (Sam or Salomon) Wolk in Boston, New York and Malden, Massachusetts and B. Wolk in Cambridge and Malden, Massachusetts, as well as P. Fine in Boston, with whom D. Wolk and S. Wolk temporarily resided. The collection also includes correspondence with members of the Schwartz family.

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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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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Wolk Family; P-643; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Harvey Fenton in 1990.

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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: Wolk Family Papers, 1902-1906, 1953

English, Russian, Yiddish.
Box 1, Folders 1-10.
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically by geographic location.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11Cards sent to P. Fine in Boston 1902-1905request_box
12Cards sent to B. Wolk in Cambridge and Malden1903-1905request_box
13Cards sent to J. and D. Wolk in London 1903request_box
14Cards sent to Schwartz sisters in Charlestown1904request_box
15Cards sent to S. Wolk in New York City1904-1905request_box
16Cards sent to S. Wolk in Walden from Vilna1906request_box
17Cards sent to Vilna from Boston 1902-1904request_box
18Cards sent to Vilna from New York City 1904-1905request_box
19Cards sent to Vilna from other locations undatedrequest_box
110Miscellaneous—photocopies of photograph of I. Wolk and children and Yarzheit for motherundated, 1953request_box
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