Guide to the National Organizing Committee for the Maimonides Octocentennial records, undated, 1934-1935

*I-12

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Descriptive Summary

Creator:National Organizing Committee for the Maimonides Octocentennial
Title:National Organizing Committee for the Maimonides Octocentennial, records
Dates:undated, 1934-1935
Abstract:Contains minutes, resolutions, correspondence, news releases and press clippings of the National Committee for the Maimonides Octocentennial relating to its activities in planning and promoting the octocentennial of the birth of Moses Maimonides throughtout the United States in synagogues, local institutions and universities, and primarily in administrating the one held in New York (April 14, 1935). Among the participants were Albert Einstein, Louis Finkelstein, Henry Solomon Hendricks, Leo Jung, Henry Pereira Mendes, Abba Hillel Silver, Solomon Marcus Stroock, James Joseph Walsh, and Harry Austryn Wolfson. Includes also roster of available speakers and participating organizations, as well as material (poems, plays, pamphlets, books and articles) on the life and works of Moses Maimonides.
Languages: The collection is in English, German, Hebrew, and Spanish.
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet (3 manuscript boxes)
Identification:I-12
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Scope and Content Note

Contains minutes, resolutions, correspondence, news releases and press clippings of the National Committee for the Maimonides Octocentennial relating to its activities in planning and promoting the octocentennial of the birth of Moses Maimonides throughtout the United States in synagogues, local institutions and universities, and primarily in administrating the one held in New York (April 14, 1935). Among the participants were Albert Einstein, Louis Finkelstein, Henry Solomon Hendricks, Leo Jung, Henry Pereira Mendes, Abba Hillel Silver, Solomon Marcus Stroock, James Joseph Walsh, and Harry Austryn Wolfson. Includes also roster of available speakers and participating organizations, as well as material (poems, plays, pamphlets, books and articles) on the life and works of Moses Maimonides.

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Arrangement

The collection is organized into a single series.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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E-mail: reference@ajhs.org

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); National Organizing Committee for the Maimonides Octocentennial, records; I-12; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Note

Gift of the National Committee.

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Container List

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Records of the National Organizing Committee for the Maimonides Octocentennial, undated, 1934-1935

English, German, Hebrew, and Spanish.
1.5 linear feet. Boxes 1-3.
BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Minutes and Resolutions 1934-1935
1 2 Correspondence 1934
1 3 Correspondence 1935
1 4 Participating organizations undated, 1934
  (contains Hebrew)   
1 5 Speakers suggested for Maimonides celebrations undated, 1935
1 6 Lists - Officers, Boards, Committees, Councils, Organizations, etc. undated, 1934
1 7 Committee on Universities and Colleges undated, January-April 1935
1 8 Albert Einstein undated, January-April 1935
  (contains German)   
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 1 Publicity - News Releases and Clippings undated, 1934-1935
2 2 Requests for tickets for New York Maimonides Celebration 1935
2 3 Committee on Publications (Education) undated, 1934-1935
2 4 Maimonides Celebrations' Announcements, Programs, and Stamps 1935
  (contains Spanish)   
2 5 Material on the Life and Works of Maimonides (1f) undated, 1935
2 6 Material on the Life and Works of Maimonides (2f) undated, 1934-1935
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 1 Material on the Life and Works of Maimonides (3f) undated, 1935
3 2 Book on Moses Maimonides (Rambam) Octocentennial Celebration - Program Material for Jewish Centers and Religious Schools 1935
3 3 Press and page proofs for book on Maimonides undated
3 4 Requests for Educational Materials (1f) undated, 1935
3 5 Requests for Educational Materials (2f) 1935
3 6 Requests for Educational Materials (3f) 1935
3 7 Requests for Educational Materials (4f) 1935
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