Guide to the Goldie Seiden Chirlin Photograph Collection
1937-1943

P-1004

Processed by Caroline Gabrielli

American Jewish Historical Society

Center for Jewish History

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New York, N.Y. 10011

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Sarah Glover in June 2016. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Chirlin, Goldie Seiden
Title: Goldie Seiden Chirlin Photograph Collection
Dates:1937-1943
Abstract: The Goldie Seiden Chirlin Photograph Collection depicts American Jewish family life in mid-20th century Albany, New York. The collection encompasses black and white photographs, primarily taken by Goldie Seiden Chirlin, of her friends, family, and local Jewish Community during social gatherings, birthdays, and holidays in Albany, New York and surrounding areas.
Quantity: 0.50 linear feet (1 manuscript box)
Identification: P-1004
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Biographical Note
Max and Goldie New Year’s Eve, 1941

Max and Goldie New Year’s Eve, 1941

The Goldie Seiden Chirlin Photograph Collection provides a view of American-Jewish Society in mid-20th century Albany, New York. The collection encompasses photographs primarily taken by Goldie Seiden Chirlin of her friends, family, and local Jewish Community. Goldie Seiden Chirlin was born in Albany, New York in 1914 to Fishel (c.1879-1933) and Sara Seiden (c. 1890-1977), Hungarian and Russian immigrants respectively. With the exception of one year when the Seiden’s lived in Los Angeles, California, the Seiden Family remained residents of Albany, New York throughout their lives. Goldie Seiden Chirlin was active in the Albany Jewish Community as both a Girl Scout leader and a Jewish Community Center counselor. She was married to Max Chirlin of Albany in 1940.

Helen Art Photo Service on State Street in Albany, July 1937

Helen Art Photo Service on State Street in Albany, July 1937

The Goldie Seiden Chirlin Photograph Collection includes black and white photographs, primarily taken by Goldie Seiden Chirlin, of her friends, family, and local Jewish Community during social gatherings, birthdays, and holidays in Albany, New York and surrounding areas. Accompanying the collection is a key, recorded by the collection donor, Diane Levine. The key contains biographical commentary by Goldie Seiden Chirlin of the individuals and places represented in the photographs.

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Scope and Content Note

Contains black and white photographs dating from 1937-1943. Contains a key, transcribed by Diane Levine, with the photographs grouped by event and individually numbered. Some of the photographs are inscribed.

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Arrangement

This collection is a single series arranged by subject.

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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); Goldie Seiden Chirlin Photograph Collection; P-1004; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Diane Levine.

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Access Points

Click on a subject to search that term in the Center's catalog. Return to the Top of Page

Container List

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.

 

Goldie Seiden Chirlin Photograph Collection, 1937-1943

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 1 Photograph Key undated request_box
1 2 Photographs, Events 1-18 1939-1942 request_box
1 3 Photographs, Events 19-37 1935-1943 request_box
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