Guide to the Oscar Isaiah Janowsky (1900- ) Papers,
undated, 1916-1993

P-874

Processed by Michael D. Montalbano

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Oscar Isaiah Janowsky (1900-1993)
Title: Oscar I. Janowsky Papers
Dates:undated, 1916-1993
Abstract: University professor, historian, and scholar Oscar I. Janowsky sought to understand Jewish culture and human rights in light of modern anti-Semitism, imperialism, and pluralistic states. Throughout his robust career he was a professor of history at the City College of New York, he also served as an advisor to League of Nations High Commissioner James G. McDonald, directed and authored major studies in the fields of Jewish community centers and education. The papers in this collection include his correspondence with colleagues and friends, research notes and article drafts, and his unpublished memoirs.
Languages: The collection is in English, French, German, Hebrew, Polish, Yiddish.
Quantity: 24 linear ft. (45 Manuscript boxes and 6 Card boxes)
Identification: P-874
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Biographical Note

Oscar I. Janowsky was born on January 15, 1900 in Suchowola, Poland to Aaron and Dina (Bobre) Janowsky. In 1910 the Janowsky’s immigrated to the United States. In 1921 he graduated from City College of New York with a BSS. He then went on to earn his Ph.D. in History from Columbia University in 1933. In 1922 he married Pauline; they had three children Sylvia, Melvin, and Tamar. They remained married until her death in the 1980s. Sometime thereafter he married Lillian who cared for him in the remaining years.

Oscar Janowsky served as Professor of History at City College of New York from 1922 until his retirement in 1966. During his tenure at the college he initiated the development of the MA Liberal Arts program and served as the Director of Graduate Studies (1951-1957). Additionally, he served as part of the doctoral faculty at City University of New York while there he assisted in the development of the doctoral history program. Upon his retirement in 1966 he was named the Jacob Ziskind Visiting Professor of History and Contemporary Jewish Studies at Brandeis University.

Much of Janowsky’s research focused on the common ground between Jewish Studies and general subjects with special emphasis on modern history. The courses he taught focused on international relations and imperialism, the rights of national minorities, Jewish history and literature, American Jewry, Israel, and modern European history. If one were to take his research as journey of discovery to discovery, the common theme would be seeking an understanding of minority rights and culture in pluralistic societies.

Initially Oscar studied the effects of imperialism on national minorities in Europe. His first major work Jews and Minority Rights (1898-1919) was published in 1933. Due to his research he served as an advisor (1935-1936) to League of Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, James G. McDonald, whom he assisted in the writing of McDonald's Letter of Resignation. The following year he, along with Melvin Fagan, wrote International Aspects of German Racial Policies (1937). He then traveled throughout the Balkans and East-Central Europe researching the problems of national minorities, these travels and his notes were used in the writing of People at Bay: The Jewish Problem in East-Central Europe (1938) and later Nationalities and National Minorities (1945).

Following his time abroad Janowsky returned to the United States, and with other Jewish scholars sought to understand the place of American Jews within American culture and how best to combat anti-Semitism in the United States. Their efforts were edited by Janowsky in The American Jew: A Composite Portrait (1942). Due to his research and knowledge of American Jewry, he was commissioned by the National Jewish Welfare Board to direct a study on the Jewish orientation of Jewish community centers in the United States by surveying 300 community centers. The results where published in the seminal JWB Survey (1948) also known as the “Janowsky Report.” His recommendations emphasized the Jewish cultural aspects of the centers rather than non-sectarian programming.

Continuing to examine Jewish life in the United States and the changes taking place in community centers, Janowsky sought to understand how Jewish teachers were trained. In 1952 he was named Chairman of the Commission for the Study of Jewish Education in the United States. Along with U.Z. Engelmann, Janowsky, working for the commission, organized and directed the study of Jewish Education in the United States. His research in the field of Jewish Education was published in The Education of American Jewish Teachers (1967).

For most of his academic career he served as member of various groups working to establish and support the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. These included the Board of Governors, the Academic Council, where he served as chairman, and the American Friends of Hebrew University. He also organized the American Student Program for the university. Sometime in the 1950s his research interests changed again, this time focusing on the welfare-state policies practiced in Israel. His findings are covered in his Foundations of Israel: Emergence of a Welfare State (1959).

Nearing the end of his career, he returned to the study of American Jewry and in 1964 edited The American Jew: A Reappraisal (1964) more than two decades after the original examination of Jews and Jewish culture in the United States was published. Two years later Janowsky retired from his post at City College and moved to the community of Rossmoor in New Jersey. From the time of his retirement until his death in 1993, he continued to serve the academic and Jewish communities as a teacher and scholar. From the study of Jewish and other minorities facing turmoil in Europe, to Jewish community centers and education in the United States, to the establishment of Israel’s welfare policies, Oscar Janowsky’s research is both broad and deep.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the personal and professional correspondence, research files, various clippings, and work of Oscar I. Janowsky.

Series I: Academic

His work as a professor and administrator is documented in Series I: Academic. This bulk of this series documents his career at the City College of New York. Of particular interest are those files pertaining to his work establishing City College's graduate program in history. This includes correspondence to colleagues and college officials, and committee meeting minutes and reports. During his tenure at City College, Janowsky was integral to the establishment of the Metropolitan New York Area Studies department by securing grants from the Rockefeller and Stuart Hirschmann Foundations. Related to his research is the file containing his coursework for a class on modern imperialism.

This series also documents his work with the American Friends of Hebrew University and Hebrew University where he served as a member of the Academic Council, Library Committee, and Board of Governors. The type of records found here include correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports. In addition to this material are an assortment of correspondence with colleagues, friends, students, and other universities.

Series II: League of Nations

His work with the League of Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, James G. McDonald is documented in the second series of this collection. Due to the differing types of material, the series required additional division into subseries. The first subseries contains the correspondence of Janowsky with associates and others. The second subseries contains correspondence, diaries, and reports of Commissioner McDonald. Of particular importance is a copy of McDonald’s letter of resignation. Along with this letter are various clippings and correspondence collected by Janowsky in the aftermath of McDonald’s resignation.

Janowsky’s work as an advisor and scholar in pre-war Europe, specifically his research and observations on the plight of minorities, especially Jews, is documented in the sub-series three, titled Papers and Reports. Much of the material here is part of his larger research files associated with minorities found in Series IV: Research and Writings – Sub-series 1. These papers were not moved due to issues of original order. Found in this sub-series are the notes and drafts of two of his major works International Aspects of German Racial Policies, which he coauthored with Melvin Fagan, and People at Bay.

Sub-series four that contains a number of photographs. A unique document in this collection is the photo-essay, "Pictorial experiences of a Dutch motor cyclist," depicting German anti-Semitism through various signage.

Series III: Personal

This series contains material related to the personal and professional life of Oscar Janowsky as researcher and scholar. This series has been divided into six sub-series due to the various types of documents and their content.

The first sub-series is an assortment of clippings, notes, notices, mailings, records, and speeches made by Oscar Janowsky throughout his career. Of particular interest to the researcher are Janowsky’s obituary and his official records and credentials.

The second grouping is his correspondence to various friends, colleagues, and associates. These include such notable figures as Cyrus Adler, Morton Gottschall, Louis Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter, James, T. Shotwell, Salo Baron, and many others. Topically this material is quite diverse and ranges from a personal statement made to his youngest child and her husband to correspondence with Hebrew University regarding Janowsky’s honorary doctorate.

The third sub-series contains the diaries of Oscar Janowsky from 1917 to 1988 with gaps. The format of this material consists of loose sheets that appear to have been part of a bound volume and small day planners that were used as diaries.

An unpublished autobiography is found in the fourth sub-series. The memoirs of Oscar Janowsky can be found here in draft form with various notes and marginalia found throughout the sub-series. The manuscript appears to be complete with the exception of a chapter 2.

The fifth sub-series contains various printed mementos and memorabilia collected during his trips abroad. The last sub-series contains various photos of Janowsky with colleagues and unnamed persons.

Series IV: Research and Writings

This series contains the bulk of this collection. Included in this series is an assortment of clippings, notes, and correspondence documenting the thought processes and observations made in the course of producing works related to his research interests. This series was divided into three parts based primarily on content, except in the case of the note cards.

The first sub-series documents the main focus of his research efforts. These include such topics as American Jewry and anti-Semitism to Human Rights and Jewish Community Centers to Israel and Minorities. Within this topical arrangement the researcher will find all of Janowsky’s notes, clippings, drafts, articles, and assorted information pertaining to each topic.

The second sub-series contains an assortment of clippings from newspapers and journals on a variety of topics ranging from the clearly defined "Media Bias in Headlines" to the ambiguously titled “Cynical, Droll, Antics, Sloganeering.” These clippings, while not part of the larger research file, are tangentially connected to the research interests of Janowsky.

The third sub-series contains the note cards related to the research of Oscar Janowsky. These have been left in the arrangement as found in his file cabinet. They contain notes and clippings related to his major interests found in the research files and his minor interests as found in the clippings folders. Any researcher should consider examining these for additional information; while they may lack the overall depth of his main research files, they should be considered supplemental to them.

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Arrangement

The arrangement of this collection has been imposed by the processing archivist with the intention of maintaining the order in which the documents were found. At the start of processing, it was determined that prior attempts had been made in organizing the collection or at the very least estimating the research value of the papers contained within. No continuity either of content or record type was found upon initial inspection. The imposed arrangement was made based on an understanding of Janowsky’s career and research interests and what might be of interest to potential researchers. Where this could be accomplished while still maintaining some original order, changes were made. In short, the order of the collection is not that of Oscar Janowsky but of the processing archivist and therefore certain oversights and errors are wholly his.

The folders within series are organized primarily by a mixture of artificial and original terms describing the general contents, followed by terms that are more specific. These were then placed in alphabetical order and then chronological order.

Additionally all Photographs, and atypical documents are given their own series for research purposes. The note cards have been left in the order as found in a small file cabinet.

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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

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Executive Director of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility. 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

The partners of the Center for Jewish History’s library, print and archival holdings contain an abundance of material related to Oscar Janowsky. These include all of his monographs, articles, and edited works. The following list represents some additional materials that the researcher will find relevant to the academic and professional work of Oscar Janowsky. The following list of material has been organized by topic.

For related material regarding his work and research interests during his early career namely, his work with the League of Nations and the study of Jews and other minorities consider looking in the following:

High Commission for Refugees from Germany Collection 1933-1935 (LBI AR 7162)

The Papers of James G. McDonald at Columbia University

League of Nations. Report of the Governing Body of the High Commission for Refugees (Jewish and Other) Coming from Germany, 1934 (YIVO Call #00003852)

League of Nations. Petition in Support of the Letter of Resignation of James G. McDonald, addressed to the XVIIth plenary Assembly of the League of Nations, 1936. (YIVO Call #0000025184)

James G. McDonald's letter of resignation as League of Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 1935 (YIVO Call # 00025175 and LBI Call # f DD 253 M2)

Two works on James G. McDonald edited by Richard Breitman, Barbara McDonald Stewart, and Severin Hochberg titled:

James G. Mcdonald: Advocate for the Doomed (AJHS Call # E748.M1475 A3 2007 and YIVO Call # 000122894)

Refugees and Rescue : the Diaries and Papers of James G. McDonald, 1935-1945 (AJHS Call # E748.M1475 A3 2009 and YIVO 000127078)

For additional material related to Jewish Community Centers and American Jewry see:

National Jewish Welfare Board, Army-Navy Division records, 1917-1955 (AJHS I-180)

Jewish Educational Service of North America records, undated, 1939-. (AJHS I-75)

Louis Kraft papers, undated, 1914-1975. (AJHS P-673)

National Jewish Welfare Board records, undated, 1889-1995. (AJHS I-337)

National Jewish Welfare Board. Community Center Division. (YIVO Call # 0070.080)

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Oscar I. Janowsky Papers; P-874; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the American Jewish Historical Society by Mr. Janowsky in three accessions: 1993.019; 1993.130; 1994.001.

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Access Points

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Container List

 

Series I: Academic, 1916-1991

3.25 linear feet. (6.5 boxes), Box 1, Folder 1 to Box 7, Folder 4.
Arrangement:

The folders within series are organized primarily by a mixture of artificial and original terms describing the general contents, followed by terms that are more specific. These are then placed in alphabetical order and finally, chronological order.

Scope and Content:

His work as a professor and administrator is documented in Series I: Academic. This bulk of this series documents his career at the City College of New York. Of particular interest are those file pertaining to his work establishing the graduate program in history. This includes correspondence to colleagues and college officials, committee meeting minutes and reports. During his tenure at City College, Janowsky was integral to the establishment of the Metropolitan New York Area Studies department by securing grants from the Rockefeller and Stuart Hirschmann Foundations. Of related interest to his research is the file containing his coursework for a class on modern imperialism.

This series also documents his work with the American Friends of Hebrew University and Hebrew University where he served as a member of the Academic Council, Library Committee, and Board of Governors. The type of records found here include various correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports. In addition to this material are an assortment of correspondence with colleagues, friends, students, and other Universities.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Assorted - Correspondence - Colleagues, Friends, Students (1 of 2)1933-1991
12Assorted - Correspondence - Colleagues, Friends, Students (2 of 2)1933-1991
13Assorted - Correspondence - Students (1 of 2)1934-1992
14Assorted - Correspondence - Students (2 of 2)1934-1992
15Assorted - Hebrew Teachers College1966
16Assorted - Tel Aviv University1963-1972
17Brandeis - Town Center and Bookstore1963-1972
18Brandeis - Visiting Professors Department1963-1967
19City College of New York - Accomplishments1938-1962
BoxFolderTitleDate
21City College of New York - Award Committees1947-1952
22City College of New York - Avukah-Menorah1933-1952
23City College of New York - Centennial Preparation1945-1948
24City College of New York - Correspondence1936-1971
25City College of New York - Correspondence - City College Presidents1932-1975
26City College of New York - Civilian Defense Council1943-1948
27City College of New York - Course: Decline of Western Imperialism: 1919-19391943-1961
28City College of New York - Doctorate of History Program1962-1965
29City College of New York - Faculty Research Committee1938-1939
210City College of New York - Four-College Committee on Graduate Studies (1 of 2)1951-1953
211City College of New York - Four-College Committee on Graduate Studies (2 of 2)1951-1953
212City College of New York - Four-College Committee on Graduate Studies - Report and Supplement1952
213City College of New York - Graduate Committee on International Relations1951-1956
214City College of New York - Graduate Program - International Studies1951-1952
215City College of New York - Graduate Studies - Clippings and Correspondence - Biographical1951-1963
216City College of New York - Graduate Studies - Coordinating Committee1951-1956
BoxFolderTitleDate
31City College of New York - Graduate Studies - Correspondence - New York Area Studies1954
32City College of New York - Graduate Studies - Memorandum and Minutes1951-1964
33City College of New York - Graduate Studies - Minutes and Questionnaire1950-1966
34City College of New York - Graduate Studies - Preparation1950-1951
35City College of New York - Graduate Studies - Reports (1 of 2)1944-1955
36City College of New York - Graduate Studies - Reports (2 of 2)1944-1955
37City College of New York - Graduate Studies - Reports1955-1965
38City College of New York - Reports - Inquiry and Report in Preparation of a Program of Graduate Studies - Copy 11951 February
39City College of New York - Reports - Inquiry and Report in Preparation of a Program of Graduate Studies - Copy 21951 February
BoxFolderTitleDate
41City College of New York - Grant - Stuart Hirschmann Foundation1954-1971
42City College of New York - Grant - Rockefeller Foundation (1 of 2)1936-1959
43City College of New York - Grant - Rockefeller Foundation (2 of 2)1936-1959
44City College of New York - History Department1916-1951
45City College of New York - History Department1962-1965
46City College of New York - Masters of History Program Committee1962-1963
47City College of New York - Metropolitan New York Area Studies1954-1960
48City College of New York - Miscellaneous1939-1942
49City College of New York - Resignation as Director of Graduate Studie1956-1957
410City College of New York - Retirement1964-1968
411City College of New York - Speeches1948-1965
412City College of New York - Students and Alumni1964-1967
413City College of New York - War Service Committee1944-1945
414Hebrew University - Academic Council1949-1957
415Hebrew University - Academic Council1963-1968
BoxFolderTitleDate
51Hebrew University - Academic Council - Functionary Letters1950-1965
52Hebrew University - American Friends of Hebrew University1935-1972
53Hebrew University - American Friends of Hebrew University - Academic Council (1 of 2)1949-1968
54Hebrew University - American Friends of Hebrew University - Academic Council (2 of 2)1949-1968
55Hebrew University - American Friends of Hebrew University - Academic Council - Report to the Board1959 January
56Hebrew University - American Friends of Hebrew University - Academic Council - Reports, Lists, and Summaries1950-1960
57Hebrew University - American Friends of Hebrew University - American Student Program1955-1968
58Hebrew University - American Friends of Hebrew University - American Student Program (1 of 3)1955-1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
61Hebrew University - American Friends of Hebrew University - American Student Program (2 of 3)1955-1965
62Hebrew University - American Friends of Hebrew University - American Student Program (3 of 3)1955-1965
63Hebrew University - American Friends of the Hebrew University - Correspondence1937-1954
64Hebrew University - American Friends of the Hebrew University - Correspondence1954-1968
65Hebrew University - American Friends of the Hebrew University - Correspondence - Retirement1954-1972
66Hebrew University - American Friends of Hebrew University - Luncheon in Honor of O.I. Janowsky1976 May 19
67Hebrew University - American Friends of Hebrew University - Library Committee1951-1962
68Hebrew University - American Friends of Hebrew University - Student Program / Report1959-1967
69Hebrew University - American Students1955-1964
610Hebrew University - American Student Program1960
611Hebrew University - Board of Governors1942-1968
612Hebrew University - General Meetings1953-1965
BoxFolderTitleDate
71Hebrew University - Students - Progress/Records (1 of 3)1954-1969
72Hebrew University - Students - Progress/Records (2 of 3)1954-1969
73Hebrew University - Students - Progress/Records (3 of 3)1954-1969
74Hebrew University - Wise Conflict1961-1962
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Series II: League of Nations, undated, 1929-1964

1.0 linear ft. (2 Boxes), Box 7, Folder 5 to Box 9, Folder 7.
Arrangement:

The folders within this series are organized primarily by a mixture of artificial and original terms describing the general contents followed thereafter by terms that are more specific. These are then placed in alphabetical order. Where further ordering is required of similarly titled folders, arrangement is made based on the dates of the included material, with older material being placed before newer material.

Scope and Content:

Janowsky's work with the League of Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, James G. McDonald, is documented in the second series of this collection. Due to the differing types of material, the series required additional division into sub-series. The first series contains the correspondence of Janowsky with associates and others. The second series contains the papers, correspondence, diaries, and reports of Commissioner McDonald. Of particular interest to anyone researching intelligence found by the League of Nations about German policies regarding Jews and other minorities is McDonald’s letter of resignation and the related material. Along with this letter are various clippings and correspondence collected by Janowsky in the aftermath of McDonald’s resignation.

Janowsky’s work as an advisor and scholar in pre-war Europe, specifically his research and observations on the plight of minorities, especially Jews, is documented in the sub-series three, titled Papers and Reports. Much of the material here is part of his larger research files associated with minorities that are found in Series IV: Research and Writings – sub-series 1. However, due to issues of original order, the papers were not moved to that series. Found in this sub-series are the notes and drafts of two of his major works International Aspects of German Racial Policies, which he coauthored, with Melvin Fagan, and People at Bay.

There is also a sub-series that contains a number of photographs. A unique document in this collection is the photo-essay "Pictorial experiences of a Dutch motor cyclist," depicting German anti-Semitism through various signage.

Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1936-1940

0.071 linear feet (2 folders). Box 7, Folder 5 to Box 7, Folder 6.
Arrangement:

The folders within series are organized primarily by a mixture of artificial and original terms describing the general contents followed thereafter by terms that are more specific. These are then placed in alphabetical order. Where further ordering is required of similarly titled folders that arrangement is made based on the dates of the included material, with older material being placed before newer material.

Scope and Content:

This sub-series contains the correspondence of Janowsky with associates and others during his time with the League of.

BoxFolderTitleDate
75Correspondence1936-1939
76Correspondence - After the European Study Tour1936-1940

Subseries 2: James G. McDonald, 1935-1964

0.25 linear feet. (0.5 boxes). Box 7, Folder 7 to Box 7, Folder 14.
Arrangement:

The folders within this series are organized primarily by a mixture of artificial and original terms describing the general contents followed thereafter by terms that are more specific. These are then placed in alphabetical order. Where further ordering is required of similarly titled folders, that arrangement is made based on the dates of the included material, with older material being placed before newer material.

Scope and Content:

This sub-series contains the papers, correspondence, diaries, and reports of Commissioner McDonald. Of particular interest to anyone researching intelligence found by the League of Nations about German policies regarding Jews and other minorities is McDonald’s letter of resignation and the related material. Along with this letter are various clippings and correspondence collected by Janowsky in the aftermath of McDonald’s resignation.

BoxFolderTitleDate
77Correspondence1935
78Correspondence1941-1964
79Diary1935-1964
710Letter of Resignation1935 December 27
711Letter of Resignation - Aftermath1935-1937
712Letter of Resignation - Correspondence1935
713M.R. Cohen1935-1953
714Repercussions of the McDonald Letter of Resignation1939

Subseries 3: Papers and Reports, 1929-1945

0.66 linear feet. (1.3 boxes). Box 8, Folder 1 to Box 9, Folder 4.
Arrangement:

The folders within this series are organized primarily by a mixture of artificial and original terms describing the general contents followed thereafter by terms that are more specific. These are then placed in alphabetical order. Where further ordering is required of similarly titled folders that arrangement is made based on the dates of the included material, with older material being placed before newer material.

Scope and Content:

This sub-series contains Janowsky’s work as an advisor and scholar in pre-war Europe, specifically his research and observations on the plight of minorities, especially Jews, is documented in the sub-series titled Papers and Reports. Much of the material here is part of his larger research files associated with minorities that are found in Series IV: Research and Writings – sub-series 1. sub-series 1. However, due to issues of original order, the papers were not moved to that series. Found in this sub-series are the notes and drafts of two of his major works: International Aspects of German Racial Policies" which he coauthored, with Melvin Fagan, and People at Bay.

BoxFolderTitleDate
81Congresses (1 of 2)1935-1936
82Congresses (2 of 2)1935-1936
83Czechoslovakia1936
84Documents Relating to the Protection of Minorities1929 June 13
85International Aspects of German Racial Policies 1937-1945
86Papers on Refugees (1 of 3)1933-1943
87Papers on Refugees (2 of 3)1933-1943
88Papers on Refugees (3 of 3)1933-1943
89People at Bay: The Jewish Problem in East-Central Europe1937-1939
BoxFolderTitleDate
91Poland1936
92Polish Jewry and Minorities1936
93Refugees1935-1936
94Interviews1936

Subseries 4: Photos, undated, 1935-1954

0.125 linear feet. (3 folders). Box 9, Folder 5 to Box, 9 Folder 7.
Arrangement:

The folders within the series are organized primarily by a mixture of artificial and original terms describing the general contents followed thereafter by terms that are more specific. These are then placed in alphabetical order. Where further ordering is required of similarly titled folders that arrangement is made based on the dates of the included material, with older material being placed before newer material.

Scope and Content:

This sub-series contains a number of photographs. A unique document in this collection is the photo-essay Pictorial experiences of a Dutch motor cyclist depicting German anti-Semitism through various signage.

BoxFolderTitleDate
95Germany - Pictorial experiences of a Dutch motor cyclist1935-1954
96Polandundated
97Portraitsundated
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Series III: Personal, undated, 1916-1993

4.125 linear feet. (7.625 boxes and 1 file card box). Box 9, Folder 8 to Box 18, Folder 8 and Box 46.
Arrangement:

The folders within the series are organized primarily by a mixture of artificial and original terms describing the general contents followed thereafter by terms that are more specific. These are then placed in alphabetical order. Where further ordering is required of similarly titled folders that arrangement is made based on the dates of the included material, with older material being placed before newer material.

Scope and Content:

This series contains material related to the personal and professional life of Oscar Janowsky as both a researcher and scholar. This series has been divided into six sub-series due to the various types of documents and their content.

The first sub-series is an assortment of clippings, notes, notices, mailings, records, and speeches made by Oscar Janowsky throughout his career. Of particular interest to the researcher are Janowsky’s obituary and his official records and credentials.

The second grouping is contains Janowsky's correspondence to various friends, colleagues, and associates. These include such notable figures as Cyrus Adler, Morton Gottschall, Louis Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter, James T. Shotwell, Salo Baron, and many others. Topically this material is quite diverse and ranges from the personal -- a statement made to his youngest child and her husband -- to correspondence with Hebrew University regarding Janowsky’s honorary doctorate.

The third sub-series contain the diaries of Oscar Janowsky from 1917 to 1988 with gaps. The format of this material consists of loose sheets that appear to have been part of a bound volume and small day planners that were used as diaries.

An unpublished autobiography is found in the fourth sub-series. The memoirs of Oscar Janowsky can be found here in draft form with various notes and marginalia found throughout the sub-series. The manuscript appears to be complete with the exception of a chapter 2. The clarity on the whereabouts is unknown, is it missing or was simply mislabeled by Janowsky in the course of filing.

The fifth sub-series contains various printed momentos and memorabilia collected during his various trips abroad. The last sub-series contain various photos of Janowsky with colleagues and unnamed persons.

Subseries 1: Assorted, undated, 1922-1993

0.875 linear feet. (1.625 boxes). Box 9 , Folder 8 to Box 11, Folder 7.
Arrangement:

The folders within the series are organized primarily by a mixture of artificial and original terms describing the general contents followed thereafter by terms that are more specific. These are then placed in alphabetical order. Where further ordering is required of similarly titled folders that arrangement is made based on the dates of the included material, with older material being placed before newer material.

Scope and Content:

This sub-series is an assortment of clippings, notes, notices, mailings, records, and speeches made by Oscar Janowsky throughout his career. Of particular interest to the researcher are Janowsky’s obituary and his official records and credentials.

BoxFolderTitleDate
98Addresses and Statements1935-1976
99American Jewish Archives - Disposal of Papers1988-1993
910American Jewish Historical Society1965-1977
911American Jewish Historical Society - Papers and Memoirs1981
912Articles Citing Janowsky1940-1963
BoxFolderTitleDate
101Biographical Information1935-1984
102Biographical Information1966-1976
103Biographical Information - Contactsundated
104Brandeis1961-1972
105Lectures - Comments and Critiques1933-1965
106Credentials and Records1917-1966
107Early Career1925-1945
108Honors and Awards - Jewish Organization1936-1988
109Involvements1936-1962
1010Leadership1934-1954
1011Obituaries - Friends1971-1993
1012Obituary and Eulogy - Janowsky1993
1013Memorial - Lev, Aryeh1945 May 9
1014Memorial - Schapiro, Jacob Salwyn1974 March 24
1015Miscellaneousundated, 1935-1990
1016Phi Beta Kappa1942-1964
1017Records1922-1970
1018Retirement: Voluntary and Otherwise1966-1970
1019Rossmoor - Involvement1988-1992
BoxFolderTitleDate
111Rossmoor - Project: Reading Hebrew1984-1988
112Rossmoor - Talks and Lectures1973-1988
113Rossmoor - Torah Reading and Library1982-1988
114Selected Comments, Tributes, Etc.1939-1976
115Service to the Academic Community1954-1960
116Speeches - Award Banquets1975-1976
117United Jewish Appeal1937-1956

Subseries 2: Correspondence, undated, 1917-1992

1.75 linear feet. (3.75 boxes). Box 11, Folder8 to Box 15, Folder 16.
Arrangement:

The folders within the series are organized primarily by a mixture of artificial and original terms describing the general contents followed thereafter by terms that are more specific. These are then placed in alphabetical order. Where further ordering is required of similarly titled folders that arrangement is made based on the dates of the included material, with older material being placed before newer material.

Scope and Content:

This sub-series contains correspondence to various friends, colleagues, and associates. These include such notable figures as Cyrus Adler, Morton Gottschall, Louis Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter, James T. Shotwell, Salo Baron, and many others. Topically this material is quite diverse and ranges from the personal -- a statement made to his youngest child and her husband -- to correspondence with Hebrew University regarding Janowsky’s honorary doctorate.

BoxFolderTitleDate
118Correspondence1921-1928
119Correspondence1930-1935
1110Correspondence1931-1968
1111Correspondence1934-1948
1112Correspondence1935-1992
1113Correspondence1936-1939
1114Correspondence1936-1941
1115Correspondence1937-1941
1116Correspondence1940-1945
1117Correspondence1945-1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
121Correspondence1950-1959
122Correspondence1960-1967
123Correspondence1970-1971
124Acknowledgements1956-1987
125Adler, Cyrus1930-1933
126Assorted1951-1981
127B'nai B'rith1954-1965
128Baron, Salo W. and Koppel S. Pinson1937-1948
129Benderley, Samson 1940-1943
1210Cohen, Gershon - Alexander Schindler - Meir Ben-Horin1949-1983
1211Cohen, Morris1935
1212Conferences1941-1946
1213Consultations and Projects1934-1976
1214Finkelstein, Louis1942-1958
1215Fund Raising1952-1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
131General1947-1985
132Goldberg, Joshua L. 1935
133Gottschall, Morton 1928-1960
134Haddassah1940-1977
135Help to Others1933-1971
136Histadrut1964-1966
137Honors and Awards1945-1971
138Honors and Awards - Alumni Association of the City College of New York - Townsend Harris Medal1971-1983
139Honors and Awards - American Jewish Historical Society - Lee M. Friedman Award1975
1310Honors and Awards - Hebrew University1966-1982
1311Honors and Awards - Honorary Degree - Hebrew Union College1966-1967
1312Honors and Awards - Honorary Degree - Jewish Theological Seminary of America1965-1966
1313Jewish Publication Society1955-1969
1314Important1919-1991
1315Important Letters1943-1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
141Important Letters1952-1979
142Invitations for Leadership and Assistance1936-1970
143Kaplan, Mordecai M.1964-1975
144Klapper, Paul (1 of 2)1930-1959
145Klapper, Paul (2 of 2)1930-1959
146Klutznick, Philip1946-1963
147Laski, Neville J.1935
148Legal1931-1947
149Letters of Congratulations1967
1410Letters on Writings or Correspondence1965-1977
1411Magnes, Judah L.1937-1938
1412Marcus, Jacob R.1948-1980
1413Memo to Tamar and Tedundated
1414Miscellaneous1935-1988
1415Early Academic Life1917-1933
1416Rabinowicz, Oskar 1957-1971
BoxFolderTitleDate
151Sachar, Abram L.1960-1986
152Samuel, Maurice 1942-1967
153Schapiro, J. Salwyn1933-1960
154Shotwell, James T.1938-1959
155Special Involvements1930-1948
156United Jewish Appeal for Refugees and Overseas Needs1939-1944

Subseries 3: Diaries, 1917-1988

1.25 linear feet. (1.5 boxes and 1 card box). Box 15, Folder 7 to Box 16, Folder 7 and Box 46.
Arrangement:

The folders within the series are organized primarily by a mixture of artificial and original terms describing the general contents followed thereafter by terms that are more specific. These are then placed in alphabetical order. Where further ordering is required of similarly titled folders that arrangement is made based on the dates of the included material, with older material being placed before newer material.

Scope and Content:

This sub-series contain the diaries of Oscar Janowsky from 1917 to 1988 with gaps. The format of this material consists of loose sheets that appear to have been part of a bound volume and small day planners that were used as diaries.

BoxFolderTitleDate
157Diaries1917-1921
158Diaries1922-1923
159Diaries1924-1927
1510Diaries1935 July-December
1511Diaries1936
1512Diaries1936 January 1-9
1513Diaries - Prague1936
1514Diaries - Graduate Studies1942-1957
1515Diaries - Israel Tripsundated, 1953-1963
1516Diaries1960-1961
BoxFolderTitleDate
161Diaries1982 September 25 - December 31
162Diaries1983
163Diaries1984
164Diaries1985 January 1 - June 30
165Diaries1985 July 1 - December 31
166Diaries1986
167Diaries1987-1988, January 1 - October 10
BoxFolderTitleDate
46Diaries - Day Planner1940-1941
46Diaries - Day Planner1942-1943
46Diaries - Day Planner1943-1944
46Diaries - Day Planner1944-1945
46Diaries - Day Planner1945-1946
46Diaries - Day Planner1949-1950
46Diaries - Day Planner1950-1951
46Diaries - Day Planner1951-1952
46Diaries - Day Planner1953-1954
46Diaries - Day Planner1958-1959
46Diaries - Day Planner1964-1965
46Diaries - Day Planner1965-1966
46Diaries - Day Planner1966-1967
46Diaries - Day Planner1967-1968
46Diaries - Day Planner1969-1970
46Diaries - Day Planner1974-1975
46Diaries - Day Planner1975-1976
46Diaries - Day Planner1976-1977
46Diaries - Day Planner1977-1978
46Diaries - Day Planner1978-1979
46Diaries - Day Planner1979-1980
46Diaries - Day Planner1980-1981
46Diaries - Day Planner1981-1982
46Diaries - Day Planner1982-1983
46Diaries - Day Planner1983-1984
46Diaries - Day Planner1984-1985
46Diaries - Day Planner1985-1986
46Diaries - Day Planner1986-1987
46Diaries - Day Planner1987-1988

Subseries 4: Memoirs, undated

0.7 linear feet. (1.2 boxes). Box 17, Folder 1 to Box 18, Folder 2.
Arrangement:

The folders within the series are organized primarily by a mixture of artificial and original terms describing the general contents followed thereafter by terms that are more specific. These are then placed in alphabetical order. Where further ordering is required of similarly titled folders that arrangement is made based on the dates of the included material, with older material being placed before newer material.

Scope and Content:

An unpublished autobiography is found in this sub-series. The memoirs of Oscar Janowsky can be found here in draft form with various notes and marginalia found throughout the sub-series. The manuscript appears to be complete with the exception of a chapter 2. The clarity on the whereabouts of the chapter is unknown as whether the chapter was missing or simply mislabeled by Janowsky in the course of filing.

BoxFolderTitleDate
171Chapter 1: Childhood in Shtetl: 1900-1910undated
172Chapter 3: Toward a New World: My High School Yearsundated
173Chapter 4: On the Threshold: The College Years: February 1918-1921undated
174Chapter 5: Emergence of the Concept of Two Worldsundated
175Chapter 6: Paulineundated
176Chapter 7: College Studies, Graduation, and Beyondundated
177Chapter 8: The Image of the Young Adultundated
178Chapter 9: At the Crossroads, 1921-1924undated
179Chapter 10: Graduate Studies and Professional Preparationundated
1710Chapter 11: License to Teach in the Public Schools of New York Cityundated
1711Chapter 12: Appointment to City College Teaching Staffundated
1712Chapter 13: Marriage and Familyundated
1713Chapter 14: Consolidation of My Position in Higher Education, 1925-1935undated
1714Chapter 15: Completing the Ph.D.undated
1715Chapter 16: Tilting a Scholarly Lance: A Knight-Errant to the Rescueundated
1716Chapter 17: The MacDonald Letter of Resignationundated
1717Chapter 18: Study Tour of Minorities Statesundated
1718Chapters 18-19: Lettersundated
1719Chapters 18-19: Read for Checkingundated
1720Chapter 19: Polandundated
1721Chapter 20: Jewish Welfare Board Surveyundated
1722Appendixundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
181Manuscript Draftsundated
182Miscellaneousundated

Subseries 5: Momentos and Memorabilia, 1919-1968

0.25 linear feet. (0.5 boxes). Box 18, Folder 3 to Box 18, Folder 7.
Arrangement:

The folders within the series are organized primarily by a mixture of artificial and original terms describing the general contents followed thereafter by terms that are more specific. These are then placed in alphabetical order. Where further ordering is required of similarly titled folders that arrangement is made based on the dates of the included material, with older material being placed before newer material.

Scope and Content:

This sub-series contains various printed momentos and memorabilia collected during his trips abroad.

BoxFolderTitleDate
183Danzig Guides1930-1933
184Memorabilia1919-1960
185Memorabilia1935-1966
186Travel Momentos (1 of 2)1935-1968
187Travel Momentos (2 of 2)1935-1968

Subseries 6: Photos, 1947-1977

0.05 linear feet. (0.1 boxes). Box 18, Folder 8.
Arrangement:

The folders within the series are organized primarily by a mixture of artificial and original terms describing the general contents followed thereafter by terms that are more specific. These are then placed in alphabetical order. Where further ordering is required of similarly titled folders that arrangement is made based on the dates of the included material, with older material being placed before newer material.

Scope and Content:

This sub-series contain various photos of Janowsky with colleagues and unnamed persons.

BoxFolderTitleDate
188Photos1947-1977
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Series IV: Research and Writings, undated, 1915-1993

14.75 linear feet. (26.2 boxes and 5 card boxes). Box 18, Folder 9 to Box 45, Folder 18 and Box 47 to Box 48.
Arrangement:

The folders within the series are organized primarily by a mixture of artificial and original terms describing the general contents followed thereafter by terms that are more specific. These are then placed in alphabetical order. Where further ordering is required of similarly titled folders that arrangement is made based on the dates of the included material, with older material being placed before newer material.

Scope and Content:

This series contains the bulk of the collection. Included in this series is an assortment of clippings, notes, and correspondence documenting Janowsky's thought processes and observations made in the course of producing works related to his research interests. This series was divided into three parts based primarily by content except in the case of the note cards.

The first sub-series documents the main focus of his research efforts. These include such topics as American Jewry and anti-Semitism to Human Rights and Jewish Community Centers to Israel and Minorities. Within this topical arrangement, the researcher will find all of Janowsky’s notes, clippings, drafts, articles, and assorted information pertaining to each topic.

The second sub-series contains an assortment of clippings from newspapers and journals on a variety of topics ranging from the clearly defined, "Media Bias in Headlines" to the ambiguously titled “Cynical, Droll, Antics, Sloganeering.” These clippings, while not part of the larger research files, and therefore might not be directly related, are tangentially connected to the research interests of Janowsky.

The third sub-series contains the note cards related to the research of Oscar Janowsky. These have been left in the arrangement as found in his file cabinet. They contain notes and clippings related to his major interests found in the research files and his minor interests as found in the clippings folders. Any researcher should consider examining these for additional information; while they may lack the overall depth of his main research files they should be considered supplemental to them.

Subseries 1: Research Files, undated, 1915-1993

12.5 linear feet. (24.25 boxes). Box 18, Folder 9 to Box 44, Folder 5.
Arrangement:

The folders within the series are organized primarily by a mixture of artificial and original terms describing the general contents followed thereafter by terms that are more specific. These are then placed in alphabetical order. Where further ordering is required of similarly titled folders that arrangement is made based on the dates of the included material, with older material being placed before newer material.

Scope and Content:

This sub-series documents the main focus of his research efforts. These include such topics as American Jewry and anti-Semitism to Human Rights and Jewish Community Centers to Israel and Minorities. Within this topical arrangement the researcher will find all of Janowsky’s notes, clippings, drafts, articles, and assorted information pertaining to each topic.

BoxFolderTitleDate
189American Jewry - Adler Diary: Interviews and Notes1915-1931
1810American Jewry - American Jewish Communities1972
1811American Jewry (1 of 2)1935-1977
BoxFolderTitleDate
191American Jewry (2 of 2)1935-1977
192American Jewry - Courses1966-1972
193American Jewry - The American Jew: A Composite Portrait1934-1943
194American Jewry - The American Jew: A Composite Portrait - Editing and Correspondence (1 of 2)1962-1964
195American Jewry - The American Jew: A Composite Portrait - Editing and Correspondence (2 of 2)1962-1964
196American Jewry - American Jew: A Reappraisal1961-1964
197American Jewry - American Jew: A Reappraisal - Editing and Correspondence1957-1959
198American Jewry - American Jew: A Reappraisal - Reception Correspondence1961-1972
BoxFolderTitleDate
201American Jewry - Articles - Non-Sectarianism1949-1976
202American Jewry - Articles - Non-Sectarianism1950-1973
203American Jewry - Calling America - Planning1938-1943
204American Jewry - The Changing American Jewish Community1962 June 4
205American Jewry - Clippings - Articles on Jews in the United States1967-1976
206American Jewry - The Ethnic Group Experience in the United States1970-1974
207American Jewry - The Ethnic Group Experience in the United States - Correspondence - David Rothman1973
208American Jewry - The Ethnic Group Experience in the United States - Correspondence, Reports, and Research (1 of 2)1968-1974
209American Jewry - The Ethnic Group Experience in the United States - Correspondence, Reports, and Research (2 of 2)1968-1974
2010American Jewry - Ethnic Project - Notesundated
2011American Jewry - Institute of Jewish Affairs1941-1943
2012American Jewry - Jewish Tracts and Articles1958-1976
BoxFolderTitleDate
211American Jewry - Jews in the United States -Publications1948-1979
212American Jewry - New Look at American Jewryundated
213American Jewry - Correspondence - ORT Economic Bulletin1939-1940
214American Jewry - The Saga of Jewish Immigrationundated
215American Jewry - Survey of Hebrew Language and Cultural Activities in the United States1950-1957
216American Jewry - Survey of Hebrew Language and Cultural Activities in the United States - Committee Minutes1949-1950
217Antisemitism1965-1993
218Anti-Semitism - Even Where There Are No Jews1940-1985
219Anti-Semitism - Holocaust and Axis - Notesundated
2110Anti-Semitism - Holocaust - Clippings1967-1993
2111Arab-Jewish Relations - Clippings - Arabs and the Middle East1957-1978
2112Arab-Jewish Relations - Clippings - Jews in Arab and Muslim Lands1948-1978
2113Arab-Jewish Relations - Correspondence - Arab-Jewish Relations Committee1943
2114Arab-Jewish Relations - Maps - Ancient Orient and Palestine1916
2115Arab-Jewish Relations - Maps - Middle East1956
2116Arab-Jewish Relations - Notes - Arabs1939-1993
2117Arab-Jewish Relations - Notes - Jewsundated
2118Arab-Jewish Relations - Palestine1941-1943
BoxFolderTitleDate
221Assorted - Controversies and Protests1930-1987
222Assorted - Correspondence - Articles and Encyclopedias1961-1970
223Assorted - Correspondence - National Historical Publications Commission1970
224Assorted - Courses - Changing Concepts and Practices in International Cooperation1963
225Assorted - Courses - Contemporary European Problems1925-1965
226Assorted - Early Published Writings1924-1925
227Assorted - Early Records and Writings of Special Importanceundated, 1925-1940
228Assorted - Editing - Book Reviews (1 of 2)1931-1967
229Assorted - Editing - Book Reviews (2 of 2)1931-1967
2210Assorted - History: Objectivity, the "Truth"?undated
2211Assorted - Maps - Indian Empire1956
2212Assorted - Notes - Generalundated
2213Assorted - Notes - Sights and Travelsundated
2214Assorted - Plans for Studies and Writing1960-1970
BoxFolderTitleDate
231Assorted - Publishers1950-1974
232Assorted - Publications - Correspondence - Invitations not Accepted1933-1970
233Assorted - Publications - Correspondence - General1935-1989
234Assorted - Publications - Historyundated, 1950
235Assorted - Reviews of Booksundated, 1992
236Assorted - Speeches - Special Occasions1951-1987
237Assorted - Writings, Reviews, Jottings1937-1985
238Human Rights - Advisory Servicesundated
239Human Rights - Bibliography1968-1975
2310Human Rights - Children1959-1982
2311Human Rights - Clippings (1 of 3)1920-1990
2312Human Rights - Clippings (2 of 3)1920-1990
2313Human Rights - Clippings (3 of 3)1920-1990
2314Human Rights - Clippings1979-1982
2315Human Rights - Clippings - Labor and Women's Rights1961-1989
BoxFolderTitleDate
241Human Rights - Conclusionsundated
242Human Rights - Course and Bibliography1948-1963
243Human Rights - Courses (1 of 2)1944-1968
244Human Rights - Courses (2 of 2)1944-1968
245Human Rights - Covenants: Measures and Implementation1946-1961
246Human Rights - Ethnicity1939-1983
247Human Rights - Ethnicity and Democracyundated, 1977-1978
248Human Rights - General1942-1991
249Human Rights - General - Western Democracy and Human Rights Autonomy1970-1978
2410Human Rights - Genocide1948-1981
2411Human Rights - Helsinki, Belgrade, and Madrid1976-1981
2412Human Rights - International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights1963-1978
2413Human Rights - Israel1966-1979
2414Human Rights - Israel - Arab Minorities in Israel1942-1964
2415Human Rights - Israel - Minority Rights1938-1971
BoxFolderTitleDate
251Human Rights - The Jewish Community and International Human Rights1946-1980
252Human Rights - Lecturesundated, 1968
253Human Rights - Meaning of Human Rightsundated, 1950
254Human Rights - Minorities - Materialsundated, 1934-1935
255Human Rights - Minority Rights, 1919-1939undated
256Human Rights - The Mirage of an International Bill of Human Rights: The United Nations and Human Rightsundated
257Human Rights - The Mirage of an International Bill of Human Rights (1 of 2)undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
261Human Rights - The Mirage of an International Bill of Human Rights (2 of 2)undated
262Human Rights - The Mirage of an International Bill of Human Rights - Outlineundated
263Human Rights - The Mirage of an International Bill of Human Rights - Draft (1 of 4)undated
264Human Rights - The Mirage of an International Bill of Human Rights - Draft (2 of 4)undated
265Human Rights - The Mirage of an International Bill of Human Rights - Draft (3 of 4)undated
266Human Rights - The Mirage of an International Bill of Human Rights - Draft (4 of 4)undated
267Human Rights - The Mirage of a World Bill of Human Rights - Manuscript (1 of 2)undated
268Human Rights - The Mirage of a World Bill of Human Rights - Manuscript (2 of 2)undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
271Human Rights - Ombudsman - High Commissioner for Human Rights1950-1975
272Human Rights - Peace Treatiesundated
273Human Rights - Precedents before WWIundated
274Human Rights - Right to Emmigration1950-1966
275Human Rights - The Rights Revolution1947-1978
276Human Rights - Soviet Union - Arabs1948-1985
277Human Rights - Soviet Union - Minorities1941-1978
278Human Rights - United Nations1954-1985
279Human Rights - United Nations - Discrimination1946-1979
2710Human Rights - United Nations - Forced Labor and Slavery1965-1968
2711Human Rights - United Nations - Reports1946-1981
2712Human Rights - United Nations and Human Rights1954-1979
2713Human Rights - United States - Jews - Concepts of Pluralism1936-1976
2714Human Rights - Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Drafting1947-1959
2715Human Rights - Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Meaning and Impactundated, 1949-1968
2716Human Rights - Women1955-1967
BoxFolderTitleDate
281Imperialism - Courses1940-1968
282Imperialism - Ideology of Imperialism - Clippings and Outlinesundated, 1957-1966
283Imperialism - Ideology of Imperialism - Criticisms and Critiquesundated
284Imperialism - Ideology of Imperialism - Meaning of Imperialismundated, 1957-1971
285Imperialism - Ideology of Imperialism - Seminar1964-1971
286Imperialism - Imperialism and Anti-Imperialismundated
287Imperialism - Imperialism Prior to 1870undated
288Imperialism - Lectures - Peace in a World of Power: East vs. West1959 March 5
289Imperialism - Modern Imperialism (1 of 2)1933-1969
2810Imperialism - Modern Imperialism (2 of 2)1933-1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
291Imperialism - Carnegie Endowment Report1941-1945
292Imperialism - Soviet1935-1971
293Israel - Articles - Israel: A Welfare State in the Making1958-1959
294Israel - Articles - Welfare State Policies in Israel and their Effectsundated
295Israel - Articles - Welfare State Policies in Israel and their Effects - Ideologies and Menaingsundated, 1957-1965
296Israel - Basic Ideas1948-1958
297Israel - Clippings1966-1993
298Israel - Clippings - Congress bi-Weekly1964-1965
299Israel - Clippings - Jerusalem1967-1972
2910Israel - Clippings - Past and Present1985-1993
2911Israel - Correspondence - Avukah: American Student Zionist Federation1939-1945
2912Israel - Correspondence - Esco Study1943-1945
2913Israel - Correspondence - Important Letters - Israel1955-1977
2914Israel - Correspondence - Zionist Bodies1940-1944
2915Israel - Council for Middle Eastern Affairs1959-1964
2916Israel - Domestic1965-1989
2917Israel - Early Zionism and Israel1939-1989
BoxFolderTitleDate
301Israel - Interviews (1 of 2)1955-1961
302Israel - Interviews (2 of 2)1955-1961
303Israel - Jewish Tracts and Articlesundated, 1908-1918
304Israel - Jewish Tracts and Articles1920-1939
305Israel - Jewish Tracts and Articles1941-1948
306Israel - Lectures1973
307Israel - Lectures - Zionism and Jewish Nationalism1945-1985
308Israel - Maps, Glossaries, and Illustrative Materialsundated
309Israel - Notes1945-1960
BoxFolderTitleDate
311Israel - Publications - The Foundations of Israel - Correspondence and Reception1955-1961
312Israel - Publications - United Nations, Israel, Human Rights, and the Law1929-1978
313Israel - Religion in Israel1963-1985
314Israel - Treaties - International Affairs1975-1979
315Israel - United Nations - UNESCO Racism Resolution1945-1985
316Israel - West Bank Settlements1979-1983
317Israel - Zionismundated
318Jewish Community Centers - A Confrontation with Assimilationists: The Concept of a Non-Sectarian Jewish Communal Institution[1948-1955]
319Jewish Community Centers - A Confrontation with Assimilationists: An Oblique Attack on the JWB Surveyundated
3110Jewish Community Centers - A Confrontation with Assimilationists - Response to Louis Wirth1948 April 17
3111Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Center and Education - Lectures1946-1976
BoxFolderTitleDate
321Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Center Lecture and Concert Bureau1938-1944
322Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Center: Non-Jewish Membership1947-1970
323Jewish Community Centers - The Jewish Community Center: Two Essays on Basic Purpose1974
324Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Community: Unity and Ideology (1 of 2)undated
325Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Community: Unity and Ideology (2 of 2)undated
326Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Administrative Reports1945-1948
327Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Articles1946-1948
328Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Article on Willen and Wirth1947-1975
329Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Assorted Papers1946-1955
3210Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Assimilationists and Social Action1940-1952
BoxFolderTitleDate
331Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Centers and Records of Survey1946-1970
332Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Centers Since the Survey - Articles1937-1966
333Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Centers Since the Survey - Jewish Orientation1946-1968
334Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Centers Since the Survey - Open Membership1948-1969
335Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Centers Since the Survey - Relationships between Centers and Synagogues1952-1962
336Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Centers Since the Survey - Research1964-1975
337Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Changes (1 of 2)1946-1950
338Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Changes (2 of 2)1946-1950
BoxFolderTitleDate
341Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Correspondence1953-1954
342Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Correspondence - Salo Baron1947-1948
343Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Correspondence - B'nai B'rith (1 of 2)1958-1965
344Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Correspondence - B'nai B'rith (2 of 2)1958-1965
345Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Correspondence - Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Boards1962-1963
346Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Correspondence - Lucius N. Littauer Foundation1970-1976
347Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Correspondence - National Jewish Welfare Board1940-1976
348Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Correspondence - Jewish Welfare Board - The Jewish Community Center: Two Essays on Basic Purposes1963-1975
349Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Correspondence - Willen and Wirth Criticism1975
3410Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Draftsundated
3411Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Effects1947-1949
BoxFolderTitleDate
351Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - History Project on Services to Military and Veterans1946-1977
352Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Independent Studies1948
353Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Minutes1945-1947
354Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - National Association of Jewish Center Workers1946-1948
355Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Process1945-1974
356Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Prospectus and Organization1951-1954
357Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Reactions and Revisions1946-1952
358Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Recommendations1947
359Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Report1969 October
3510Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Reports1942-1948
BoxFolderTitleDate
361Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Statement of Principles1947-1948
362Jewish Community Centers - Jewish Welfare Board Survey - Survey Materials1945-1952
363Jewish Community Centers - A Landmark in the Evolution of Jewish Community Center1972
364Jewish Community Centers - Open Membership and Jewish Purpose: Dilemma of Jewish Community Centersundated
365Jewish Community Centers - Open Membership and Jewish Purpose: Dilemma of Jewish Commmunity Centers1972
366Jewish Community Centers - Open Membership and Jewish Purpose: Dilemma of Jewish Community Centers1978
367Jewish Culture - Clippings - Jewish Personalities1941-1989
368Jewish Culture - Clippings - Jewish Art and Music1957-1964
369Jewish Culture - Clippings - Jewish Survival and Assimilation1964-1975
3610Jewish Culture - Clippings - Jews in Europe1937-1940
3611Jewish Culture - Clippings - Jews in Various Lands1942-1971
3612Jewish Culture - Clippings - Psychological Aspects of Jewish Protective Phrases1938
3613Jewish Culture - Clippings - Statisticsundated, 1944-1960
3614Jewish Culture - Clippings - What is a Jew? Heritage and Identity1947-1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
371Jewish Culture - Correspondence - Encyclopedia Judaica1968-1970
372Jewish Culture - Correspondence - Jewish Publication Society of America1957-1969
373Jewish Culture - Courses - Jewish History and Literature1934
374Jewish Culture - Courses - Jewish History and Literature - The Bibleundated, 1939-1983
375Jewish Culture - Courses - Jewish History and Literature - Syllabus (1 of 2)1938
376Jewish Culture - Courses - Jewish History and Literature - Syllabus (2 of 2)1938
377Jewish Culture - Lectures - The Jew Faces the Modern Worldundated
378Jewish Culture - Lectures - Jewish Life1961
379Jewish Culture - Lectures - On Survival in the Diasporaundated
3710Jewish Culture - Pamphlets1976-1993
3711Jewish Culture - Review Letter - Modern Jewish History: A Source Reader1975
3712Jewish Culture - Research - Conference on Jewish Relations1933-1944
BoxFolderTitleDate
381Jewish Culture - Research - Jews: Status and Survivalundated
382Jewish Culture - Research - Yivo Project1959-1973
383Jewish Culture - Research - Yivo Project - Biographical Information1969-1972
384Jewish Culture - Speeches - Label A. Katz1961-1965
385Jewish Education - Articles - Adult Jewish Education for Whom?1962
386Jewish Education - Articles - The Education of American Jewish Teachers1966-1971
387Jewish Education - Articles - The Education of American Jewish Teachers (1 of 3)1965-1966
388Jewish Education - Articles - The Education of American Jewish Teachers (2 of 3)1965-1966
389Jewish Education - Articles - The Education of American Jewish Teachers (3 of 3)1965-1966
BoxFolderTitleDate
391Jewish Education - Articles - The Education of American Jewish Teachers - Brandeis1965-1967
392Jewish Education - Articles - The Education of American Jewish Teachers - Controversy and Reviews1968-1970
393Jewish Education - Articles - The Education of American Jewish Teachers - Editing Correspondence1966-1967
394Jewish Education - Articles - The Education of American Jewish Teachers - Exploratory Conference and Colloquium1965-1966
395Jewish Education - Articles - The Education of American Jewish Teachers - Related Material (1 of 2)undated
396Jewish Education - Articles - The Education of American Jewish Teachers - Related Material (2 of 2)undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
401Jewish Education - Articles - The Study of Jewish Education in the United States - The Record (1 of 2)1952-1955
402Jewish Education - Articles - The Study of Jewish Education in the United States - The Record (2 of 2)1952-1955
403Jewish Education - Articles - The Study of Jewish Education in the United States - Correspondence1956-1957
404Jewish Education - Articles - The Study of Jewish Education in the United States - Correspondence - Commission for the Study of Jewish Education in the United States1954-1957
405Jewish Education - Articles - The Study of Jewish Education in the United States - Correspondence and Effects of Study (1 of 2)1925-1955
406Jewish Education - Articles - The Study of Jewish Education in the United States - Correspondence and Effects of Study (2 of 2)1925-1955
407Jewish Education - Articles - The Study of Jewish Education in the United States - Findings and Summaries (1 of 2)1953-1955
408Jewish Education - Articles - The Study of Jewish Education in the United States - Findings and Summaries (2 of 2)1953-1955
BoxFolderTitleDate
411Jewish Education - Articles - The Study of Jewish Education in the United States - National Study1951-1959
412Jewish Education - Articles - The Study of Jewish Education in the United States - Questionnaire and Other Instruments (1 of 2)undated
413Jewish Education - Articles - The Study of Jewish Education in the United States - Questionnaire and Other Instruments (2 of 2)undated
414Jewish Education - Articles - The Study of Jewish Education in the United States - Reorganization Study1954-1963
415Jewish Education - Articles - The Study of Jewish Education in the United States - Research Methods and Records1951-1956
416Jewish Education - Articles - The Study of Jewish Education in the United States - Samples, etc..1956
417Jewish Education - Correspondence - American Friends of Hebrew University1940-1969
418Jewish Education - Correspondence - World Council on Jewish Education1961-1964
419Jewish Education - Correspondence - World Council on Jewish Education - Dushkin Study1949-1963
4110Jewish Education - Lecturesundated, 1954-1967
4111Jewish Education - Lectures - Jewish Welfare Board Survey1953-1956
BoxFolderTitleDate
421Minorities - Articles - The Jews and Minority Rights: 1898-19191933-1948
422Minorities - Articles - The Jews and Minority Rights: 1898-1919 - Correspondence - Criticism and Reviews1930-1963
423Minorities - Articles - The Jews and Minority Rights: 1898-1919 - Correspondence - Inquiries1931
424Minorities - Articles - The Jews and Minority Rights: 1898-1919 - Correspondence - Preparations1919-1931
425Minorities - Articles - The Jews and Minority Rights: 1898-1919 - Correspondence - Research1930-1931
426Minorities - Articles - The Jews and Minority Rights: 1898-1919 - Notesundated, 1936
427Minorities - Articles - Nationalities and National Minorities1942-1957
428Minorities - Articles - Nationalities and National Minorities - Correspondence1945-1949
429Minorities - Articles - Nationalities and National Minorities - Notes1936-1951
4210Minorities - Articles - Nationalities and National Minorities - Other Minorities and Nationalities1931-1993
4211Minorities - Articles - Nationalities and National Minorities - Pan-European Conference1943
4212Minorities - Articles - Protection of Minorities1939-1946
4213Minorities - Clippings - Charts and Demographics1931-1993
4214Minorities - Clippings - Jews in the Soviet Union1956-1984
4215Minorities - Clippings - Max M. Laserson1942-1945
BoxFolderTitleDate
431Minorities - Lectures - Concepts of Pluralismundated
432Minorities - Lectures - Cultural Pluralismundated
433Minorities - Lectures - Democracy: The Indispensible Safeguard for Minoritiesundated
434Minorities - Lectures - Democracy and Plural Loyaltiesundated
435Minorities - Lectures - Loyaltiesundated, 1949
436Minorities - Lectures - Minoritiesundated, 1936
437Minorities - Lectures - Problems of Minority Groupsundated
438Minorities - Notes - European States (1 of 3)1935-1978
439Minorities - Notes - European States (2 of 3)1935-1978
4310Minorities - Notes - European States (3 of 3)1935-1978
4311Minorities - Project - Ethnicity in America1968-1973
4312Religion - Articles - Karl Marx on the Jewsundated
4313Religion - Clippings - Judaism1966-1984
4314Religion - Clippings - Religion1948-1989
4315Religion - Clippings - Socialism and Judaism1919-1965
4316Religion - Clippings - Trials of Socrates and Jesus1964-1979
4317Religion - Clippings - The Vatican and Churches1969-1985
4318Religion - Clippings - Women in religion and other topics1945-1986
4319Religion - Notes - Bibleundated, 1991
BoxFolderTitleDate
441Religion - Notes - Dead Sea Scrolls1958-1989
442Religion - Notes - Freud, Moses and Monotheism1968-1988
443Religion - Notes - Jewish Holidays - Symbols and Sources (1 of 2)1958-1979
444Religion - Notes - Jewish Holidays - Symbols and Sources (2 of 2)1958-1979
445Religion - Notes - Prophecyundated

Subseries 2: Clippings, undated, 1925-1993

0.875 linear feet. (1.75 boxes). Box 44, Folder 6 to Box 45, Folder 18.
Arrangement:

The folders within the series are organized primarily by a mixture of artificial and original terms describing the general contents followed thereafter by terms that are more specific. These are then placed in alphabetical order. Where further ordering is required of similarly titled folders that arrangement is made based on the dates of the included material, with older material being placed before newer material.

Scope and Content:

This sub-series contains an assortment of clippings from newspapers and journals on a variety of topics ranging from the clearly defined "Media Bias in Headlines" to the ambiguously titled “Cynical, Droll, Antics, Sloganeering.” These clippings while not part of the larger research file, and therefore might not be directly related, are tangentially connected to the research interests of Janowsky.

BoxFolderTitleDate
446Articles from Journals (1 of 2)1925-1972
447Articles from Journals (2 of 2)1925-1972
448Charges Confirmed1978-1983
449Condoning and Appeasing1978-1982
4410Cynical, Droll, Antics, Sloganeering1968-1985
4411Definitions, Myths, and Principals1968-1982
4412Democracy1935-1948
4413Democracy - Negatives1946-1983
4414Evil - Vices1972-1980
4415History1989-1990
4416The Idealundated, 1963-1983
4417Ideas for Writing1965-1976
BoxFolderTitleDate
451Liberalism1969-1985
452Limits to Freedom: Appeasement1972-1985
453Media-Bias (Headlines)1982-1985
454Miscellaneous1980-1993
455New Left1968-1979
456Odd and Interesting1932-1983
457Our Times - Analysis - Malaise of the Age1970-1985
458Parallels and Analogies1968-1993
459Peaceful Change1982-1991
4510Picturesundated
4511Ready Reference1955-1991
4512Ready Reference (Antics)1967-1984
4513Refugees1942-1947
4514Selective Bias1967-1993
4515Slogans: Poverty1982-1984
4516Soviet Union1936-1986
4517Terror1973-1985
4518Welfare State1976-1984

Subseries 3: Note Cards, undated

1.5 linear feet. (5 card boxes). Box 47 to Box 51.
Arrangement:

The folders within the series are organized primarily by a mixture of artificial and original terms describing the general contents followed thereafter by terms that are more specific. These are then placed in alphabetical order. Where further ordering is required of similarly titled folders that arrangement is made based on the dates of the included material, with older material being placed before newer material.

Scope and Content:

This sub-series contains the note cards related to the research of Oscar Janowsky. These have been left in the arrangement as found in his file cabinet. They contain notes and clippings related to his major interests found in the research files and his minor interests as found in the clippings folders. Any researcher should consider examining these for additional information; while they may lack the overall depth of his main research files they should be considered supplemental to them.

BoxFolderTitleDate
47Aliensundated
47Archaeologyundated
47Dissent: Freedom to Differundated
47Freedom, Power, Restraint, Authorityundated
47Human Rightsundated
47Reason and Scienceundated
47Ethnicityundated
47Educationundated
47Art: Paintingundated
47Image of Jews: Pro-Jewsundated
47Israelundated
47Religion and Judaismundated
47The Bible and other Jewish Religious Writingsundated
47Jewish Needs in Americaundated
47Jewish Characteristicsundated
47Ready Referenceundated
47Articlesundated
47Our Ageundated
47Tortured Reasoning, Rhetoric, and Selective Fallacyundated
47Teaching - Students, etc.undated
47Biographyundated
47Scholarshipundated
47Lecturingundated
47Plan Lifeundated
47Relevance-Sophisticationundated
47Revolution as Dissentundated
47For Writingundated
47Update: Jews and Minority Rightsundated
47Dictatorsundated
47Democracy - Meaningundated
47Democracy - Originsundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
48Democracyundated
48Education and Freedomundated
48Progressundated
48Liberalism and Democracy - United Statesundated
48Liberalism and Democracy - Britainundated
48Democracy in Various Countriesundated
48Democracy - Flaws and Absurditiesundated
48Democracy - Crisis and Failureundated
48Democracy - Antiundated
48Democracy - Communist Styleundated
48Public Opinionundated
48Parliamentary Democracyundated
48Democracy - Bibliographyundated
48Democracyundated
48Sportsmanship - Generosityundated
48Human Rights - Meaningundated
48Human Rigths - The Problemundated
48Bill of Rightsundated
48Immigration - Asylumundated
48Constitutionsundated
48Public Educationundated
48Electionsundated
48Superiority - Dominanceundated
48Federalismundated
48Genocideundated
48Democracy - Progress, Gradualism, and Reformundated
48Democracy - Individual and Groupundated
48Intolerance - Persecutionundated
48Rule of Lawundated
48Rule of Law - Sanctionsundated
48World Opinion - Moral Forceundated
48Majority Ruleundated
48Ombudsmanundated
48Democracy - Pluralismundated
48Public Opinion - Warundated
48Privacyundated
48Protection of Nationalsundated
48Freedom of Religionundated
48Slavery and Forced Laborundated
48Secrecyundated
48Self-Determinationundated
48Freedom of Information - Speech, Press, Assemblyundated
48Right to Strikeundated
48Human Rights of Womenundated
48United Nations Commissioner on Human Rightsundated
48War Crimesundated
48Human Rightsundated
48European Consultative Assemblyundated
48Council of Europeundated
48Human Rights - United Nations Documentsundated
48Human Rights - Bibliographyundated
48Human Rights and the United Nationsundated
48Ideologyundated
48Meritundated
48Minorities - Meaningundated
48National Federalismundated
48Minority Rights Theory - Plural Nationalismundated
48Dubnow - Diaspora and Jewish Nationalismundated
48Minority Rights - Minorities Before the 20th Centuryundated
48Minority Rights - International Agreements and Statisticsundated
48Minority Rights - General Bibliographyundated
48Minority Rights - Since WWIIundated
48Minorities - Soviet Unionundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
49Minorities - Indiaundated
49Minorities - Switzerlandundated
49Minorities - Spainundated
49Minorities - Italyundated
49Minorities - Cultural Groups - United Statesundated
49Minorities - By Country and Areaundated
49Minorities - Generalundated
49Minorities - Jews in Minority Statesundated
49Minorities - Peace Conference 1919undated
49Minorities - Sovietsundated
49Minorities - Minority Rights - Aims and Problemsundated
49Minorities - League of Nationsundated
49Refugees - Transfer of Population Since WW IIundated
49Refugees - Exchange of Populationundated
49Refugees - Arabsundated
49Refugeesundated
49Statusundated
49Toleration, Compromise, Understandingundated
49Valuesundated
49Welfare State - Democracyundated
49Zionists and Palestineundated
49Anti-Zionism Anti-Israelundated
49Germany - Israelundated
49Holocaustundated
49Languages - Foreign Termsundated
49Israelundated
49Welfare State - Ideas and Quotesundated
49Welfare State - Effectsundated
49Welfare State - Development of, Backgroundundated
49Welfare State - Armsundated
49Welfare State - Methodsundated
49Welfare State - Needundated
49Welfare State - Public Assistanceundated
49Welfare State - Role of Stateundated
49Welfare State - Swedenundated
49Welfare State - Worldundated
49Pro-Israel Pro-Zionismundated
49Anti- Israelundated
49Israelundated
49Israel - Diasporaundated
49Rise of Israelundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
50Secularismundated
BoxFolderTitleDate
51Palestine after WWIIundated
51Israel war of liberationundated
51Jewish Historyundated
51Jewish Culture in the United Statesundated
51Imperialism - Meaningundated
51Imperialism - Canalsundated
51Other Personalitiesundated
51Essence, Ideas, Etc.undated
51Aphorisms, Adages, Maxims, Picturesqueundated
51Words, Meaningsundated
51Maximsundated
51Styleundated
51Social Classes - Aristocracy, Privelege, Middle Class, Etc…undated
51Criticism - Reviewundated
51Culture - Civilizationundated
51Definitionsundated
51Conservatismundated
51Liberalismundated
51Ecology - Popular Cultureundated
51Ecology - Liberalismundated
51Fanaticismundated
51Elitismundated
51Foreign Phrasesundated
51History - Meaningundated
51Languageundated
51Dual Loyaltiesundated
51Leadership - Personalityundated
51Nations - Nationalismundated
51Leisure - Entertainmentundated
51Peaceundated
51Philosophy and Thoughtundated
51Quotesundated
51Religionundated
51Romanticismundated
51Socialismundated
51Sacred Writings - World Religionsundated
51Statisticsundated
51Trade Unionsundated
51Wasteundated
51Wealth and Povertyundated
51Wisdom - Truth and Justiceundated
51Communist Anticsundated
51Cold Warundated
51Minorities and Refugeesundated
51Historical Methodundated
51Historianundated
51History - Generalundated
51Ancient Sourcesundated
51Graduate Educationundated
51Jewish Educationundated
51Challenges and Responses in Jewish Historyundated
51Miscellaneousundated
51Book Reviewsundated
51Booksundated
51Mimeographed Writingsundated
51Pamphlets and Articles in Booksundated
51Articles in Conferences, Encyclopedias, and Journalsundated
51Addresesundated
51Referencesundated
51Articles in Newspapers, Bulletins, etc.undated
51News Itemsundated
51Study Discussion Guideundated
51Review of Workundated
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