Guide to the Papers of the Wyner Family, undated, 1863-2004 (bulk 1940-1995)


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wyner Family
Title: Wyner Family Papers
Dates:undated, 1863-2004 (bulk 1940-1995)
Abstract: The Wyner Family Collection documents the personal, professional, organizational and philanthropic activities of three generations of a prominent Boston Jewish family. The documents describe the operations of the family knitting and textile businesses, the building and management of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel of Boston and the development and operations of the Beth Israel Hospital of Boston (1926-2001.) This collection describes the Wyner family's involvement in a wide variety of organizations, both Jewish and non-Jewish, and spans almost a century of involvement in community affairs and includes such organizations as the American Jewish Historical Society (1962-2005), the Brookline Town Meeting (1960-1995), Adath Jeshurun Synagogue and Cemetery Association (1956-1995), Temple Israel of Boston (1960-1999), Combined Jewish Philanthropies (1969-1999), Jewish Community Relations Council (1970-1990) Union of American Hebrew Congregations (1980-1995) and both the National and New England Knitted Outerwear Association (1977-1992.) There is extensive material documenting the operations of the Wyner Mills, financial statements and legal papers concerning various family trusts, correspondence, governance and financial reports documenting Justin Wyner's Presidency of the American Jewish Historical Society and the involvement of several of the family members with the Beth Israel Hospital, the Combined Jewish Philanthropies and the Jewish Community Relations Council. Included in these organizational papers are meeting minutes, reports, correspondence and financial statements.
Languages: The collection is in English, with some early correspondence in Hebrew and Yiddish.
Quantity: 148.5 linear feet (117 document boxes, 17 oversized boxes)
Identification: P-803
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located at AJHS, Boston, MA.
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Biographical Note

Wyner Family

This biographical note discusses various members of the Wyner family who are represented in the collection.

George Wyner was born in Vilna, Lithuania in 1862 to Yehudah Leib and Rachel Wyner. George immigrated to Malmesbury, South Africa circa 1877 via London, England, at the age of 15, joining his brother Henry who had immigrated earlier. The brothers were in business together for some period of time after George's arrival, but eventually he had a grain warehouse and wholesaling business of his own as well as an ostrich Farm1. In 1891 he traveled to the United States, per his father's request, to marry Henry's sister-in-law Masha Potruch, who was living in Boston, Massachusetts. Before traveling to Boston, George stopped in New York to visit his sister and brother-in-law, Annie and Judge Snitkin. It was through his sister Annie that George met Gussie Edelman. After Yehuda Leib came to New York to approve the marriage, George and Gertrude (Gussie) Edelman married in New York in August 31, 1891. Gussie agreed to immigrate to South Africa on the condition that after ten years if she did not like it there they would return permanently to the United States. The Wyner family did return to the United States in 1899, via London to New York, one year shy of the ten-year agreement. In 1902, the family moved to Boston, residing in a house bought by George at 22 Gaston Street in the Roxbury section of the city. Before leaving New York, George Wyner filed his Declaration of Intention to become a United States citizen, becoming a citizen on January 27, 1908 in Boston.2

George Wyner became a real estate dealer in the greater Boston area where, along with his real estate holdings, he also built the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in 1926, and became Chairman of the Board and President of the Ritz Arlington Trust Company. A supporter of many philanthropic ventures, he was also treasurer of Shawmut Woolen Mills and served as the Director of Robison Processing Company, a subsidiary of Shawmut.3

George Wyner died on January 2, 1943 at his apartment at the Ritz-Carlton, 15 Arlington Street, Boston, and was buried in Adath Jeshurun Cemetery, West Roxbury, Massachusetts.4

Gertrude (Gussie) Edelman Wyner, one of six children, was born in Minsk, Russia in 1870 to Rabbi Abraham and Esther (Plotkins) Edelman. In the 1880s the Edelman family immigrated to New York where young Gussie eventually managed a home-based garment manufacturing business. As stated above, Gussie married George Wyner in New York on August 27, 1891. George and Gussie were the parents of the following five children: Frances Rose, born in 1893 in South Africa; Isadore Alfred (I.A.), born 1894 in South Africa; Rudolph Harold (R.H.), born 1895 in South Africa; Edward, born in 1898 in South Africa; and Maurice E., born in 1900 in New York.5

While raising her children, Gussie Wyner became involved in the Boston Jewish community through the women's Zionist movement where she was an early officer of the Boston chapter of Hadassah. Through her connection to this local organization, Gussie became active in raising funds for the first Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem and as a result, developed a friendship with its leader, Henrietta Szold. She was also an officer of the Women's Auxiliary of the Beth Israel Hospital of Boston (BI). Both George and Gussie were part of the founding group for the BI Hospital. In 1927, she became treasurer of the Women's Auxiliary at the Beth Israel where she proposed the creation of the new concept of the Life Membership Fund, a concept now used by many charitable organizations throughout the United States.

Gussie Wyner died on April 17, 1949 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, where she resided at the time of her death, and was buried with her husband, George, in the Adath Jeshurun Cemetery, West Roxbury, Massachusetts.6

On April 28, 1895, Rudolph Harold Wyner (RH) was born to George and Gussie Wyner in Malmesbury, South Africa. He was the third of their five children. As mentioned above, the Wyner family immigrated to the United States in 1899, first settling briefly in New York before moving to Boston. Rudolph attended the Roxbury Latin School, West Roxbury, MA and Harvard College of Boston, graduating cum laude in 1915.

After his graduation from college, Rudolph first went into the real estate business like his father, George, but by 1916 he had entered the knitting business. His first mill, Shawmut Woolen Mills, Inc., was located in Stoughton, Massachusetts, where he began operations with the purchase of the French and Ward Mills, the oldest knitting mill in the United States, dating back to 1795.

In 1917 Rudolph joined the United States Navy, serving during World War I and earning the rank of Ensign. While Rudolph served in the navy, George Wyner took his son's place at Shawmut until Rudolph was discharged from the Navy in 1919 at which time he again resumed his duties at the mill.

On December 4, 1923 Rudolph married Sara Goldberg of Boston, they had two children, Justin Lawrence Wyner (Jerry), born on August 6, 1925 and Elizabeth Wyner (Mark), born on March 15, 1931. The R.H. Wyner family resided at 237 Dean Road in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Rudolph Wyner founded the New England Outerwear Association, heading this group for 25 years. He also served as president of the National Knitted Outerwear Association from 1941-1944 and was the industry's spokesman in Washington, D.C. during World War II. Rudolph was president of Beth Israel Hospital in Boston from 1959-1961, continuing another generation of his family's service to the hospital. Under his direction, the hospital's physical plant was improved and it began its affiliation with the Harvard Medical School, one of the most prestigious medical schools in the country. In addition, Rudolph served for many years on Beth Israel's Executive Committee and on its Board of Managers. The following are other organizations for which Rudolph served as Trustee: Temple Israel of Boston (where he also served as Vice President and Chairman of the Board of Managers); Hebrew College; the Combined Jewish Philanthropies and Harvard Hillel.

Rudolph H. Wyner died on May 21, 1984 at the age of 89 and was buried in the Adath Jeshurun Cemetery, West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Sara Goldberg (Wyner) was born on February 1, 1899 to Samuel U. and Gertrude K. Finkelstein Goldberg in Boston, Massachusetts. The Goldberg family immigrated to Boston from Russia, where Samuel Goldberg, a watchmaker, eventually owned and operated the Studio Jewelry Store on Tremont Street. Later, he acquired real estate properties in and around the Boston area. Sara Goldberg graduated from Boston University in 1922 and went on to Radcliffe College. Sara was a member of Hadassah and the founder and first president of the Boston Junior Hadassah. She was also involved with the Temple Israel Sisterhood and served as an honorary Director of Beth Israel Hospital's Women's Auxiliary for many years.

Sara Goldberg Wyner died on December 1, 1965 at the age of 66. She was buried in the Adath Jeshurun Cemetery in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.

On August 6, 1925, Justin Lawrence Wyner (Jerry) was born to Rudolph and Sara Goldberg Wyner in Boston, Massachusetts. Justin first attended the Runkle School and then the Rivers School both in Brookline, transferring to the Roxbury Latin School, which he left in December of his senior year after being accepted at Tufts University in Boston. At Tufts, Justin was the Editor-in-Chief of the college newspaper, The Tufts Weekly. He graduated cum laude in 1946, with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, and in 1948 he earned an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. After graduating from Harvard, he became Manager of the Vanta Corporation, a subsidiary of Shawmut. From 1949-1960, Justin was the director of the New England Knitting Outerwear Association, and from 1950-1968 he was Chairman of the Standards Committee of the National Knitwear Manufacturers' Association, serving as the Association's director in 1955.

On July 3, 1955, Justin married Genevieve Gloria Geller in New Rochelle, New York. Justin and Genevieve became the parents of three sons: George Michael, born February 18, 1958; Daniel Mark, born September 23, 1959; and James Henry, born February 18, 1962. The Wyner family resided first at 33 Martha's Lane and then at 830 Newton Street, both of Brookline, and later at 20 Rowes Wharf, Boston.

In 1967 Justin became President of Shawmut, taking over the position from Raymond Franks, the original owner of Robison Rayon Company, a company that had merged with Shawmut in 1933. Franks stayed on as Shawmut's Vice President, while Rudolph Wyner held the position of Chairman of the Board. In addition to the Shawmut enterprises, the family also owned and operated the Chestnut Hill Boat Company, Stoughton, Massachusetts, from the late 1950s to the 1980s.

Justin remained president of Shawmut until 1985 handing over the reins to his sons Daniel and James Wyner, becoming Chairman of the Board of R.H. Wyner Associates, including the Shawmut Mills Division.

Justin has been very involved in many Jewish and civic activities over the years and was twice named Man of the Year, in 1982 by the Brookline Rotary Club and in 1991 by the New England Chassidic Center. Amongst his many activities, he was the elected Town Moderator of Brookline for a total of 15 years and President of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Boston. (See Chronology for Justin Wyner's extensive organizational work.)

Genevieve Gloria Geller Wyner was born in New York, the youngest of three daughters and one son born to Max and Ida Wachstein Geller. Max Geller founded and was President of the New York City advertising agency of Weiss & Geller and President of the Yoo Hoo Chocolate Company and the Waltham Watch Company. The Geller family resided at 168 Bon Air Avenue, New Rochelle, New York.

Genevieve graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1948, and in the fall of that year she entered Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. At Wellesley, Genevieve became Editor-in-Chief of The Wellesley College News, and graduated in 1952 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical History. It was while at Wellesley that Genevieve met Justin Wyner. Later, she went on to earn an Ed.M Degree from Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, where her concentration was in Human Development (1982.) Other educational activities included attending Brandeis University's School of Contemporary Jewish Studies as a special student in Jewish Education (1972-1973); Hebrew College Ulpan (1980); Dartmouth's one-week "Computer College" (1988); and the Zimmerman Conference at Hebrew Union College (1989-1990.)

After graduating from Wellesley, Genevieve accepted a job as a news reporter for The Daily Times of Mamaroneck, New York, and in 1954 she took a position as a writer with the Norman A. Schorr Public Relations firm of New York City. She left the firm in 1955 when she moved to Boston after her marriage.

After raising three sons, Genevieve served as the Director of the Sudbury Skating and Tennis Club, Sudbury, Massachusetts, and was also a counselor for the Cambridgeport Problem Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1982, Genevieve joined the family business as Director of Human Resources and Treasurer of Shawmut Corporation. While employed at Shawmut, she was responsible for all advertising and public relations for the company. As a National Certified Counselor, Genevieve was a member of the American Association for Counseling and Development and the American Mental Health Counseling Association.

Along with her various employment positions over the years, Genevieve participated in a variety of community organizations, including Town Meeting Member, Brookline, Massachusetts; Member of the Brookline Bicentennial Commission; Marriage Encounter-Jewish Expression member; Member of the Oral History Committee of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies; Member of Midbar Steering Committee; Contributing Editor of The Tennis Journal; Staff Writer for A Guide to Jewish Boston volume 5, number 1; and the following activities and positions at Temple Israel, Boston: President, Parent Teachers Association; Chair, Public Relations Committee; Vice President; Assistant Treasurer; Member, Board of Trustees; Member of the Temple Israel singers; speaker, Slichot Service (1990); participant, High Holy Day services; member of the Maintenance Committee; and substitute teacher at the Temple's religious school.

Shawmut Corporation (1916-2003) was founded in 1916 by Rudolph Wyner and began operations with the purchase of the French and Ward Company's manufacturing plant in Stoughton, Massachusetts. The French and Ward mill was the oldest knitting mill in the United States, dating back to 1795. After its purchase by Rudolph Wyner, the mill renamed to the Shawmut Woolen Mills. The building was expanded over the years until 1984, when the company moved to its present West Bridgewater headquarters. For many years Shawmut manufactured knitted fabrics and laminated products, setting new standards in the industry and maintaining plants in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Georgia, Puerto Rico, with sales offices in New York, Los Angeles and other major cities. For decades, it held a leadership position in the knitted fabric world. In the early 1920s, Shawmut acquired an apparel manufacturer and in 1933 a yarn mill, and by the 1940s the company was manufacturing and distributing its own line of braided fabric and branded knitted children's apparel, as well as synthetic yarns. Most of Shawmut's production during World War II was supplying the military with yarns for parachute shroudlines, knitted blankets, field jackets and bomb parachutes. After the war, and until the late 1950s, Shawmut continued to manufacture and sell yarns, knitted fabric and finished apparel.

In 1958, the company became one of the first to license a newly developed European process, known as flame laminating, to use with its jersey cloth. The process became so successful that a few years later the company made the decision to divest itself of its other operations and concentrate entirely on bonding and laminating. Due to this concentration, as well as the purchase of the Brooklyn Products Company in 2003, Shawmut is now considered a major source for automotive materials and one of the largest independent providers of fabricated and engineered textile components in the industry. Shawmut, a privately held company and a family owned business for four generations, is also a major supplier of materials for the medical field and shoe industry. Along with its headquarters in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, the company has facilities in Michigan, New York, North Carolina and Tennessee.


1862George Wyner born in Vilna, Lithuania.
1870Gertrude (Gussie) Edelman born in Minsk, Russia to Rabbi Abraham and Esther Edelman.
1878George Wyner emigrates from Vilna to Malmesbury, South Africa.
1880sThe Edelman family immigrates to New York.
1891George Wynger and Gussie Edelman marry in New York, then return to South Africa.
1895Rudolph Wyner, the third child of George and Gussie Wyner, born on April 28 in Malmesbury, South Africa.
1898Ida Wachstein, mother of Genevieve (Geller) Wyner, born on September 12.
1899Max Geller, father of Genevieve (Geller) Wyner, born on May 1 in Austro-Poland to Aziel and Zipporah Regenbogen Geller.
1899George and Gussie Wyner, along with their four children, immigrate to America.
1899Sara Goldberg, future wife of Rudolph Wyner, born in Boston, Massachusetts.
1904The George Wyner family moves to Boston, Massachusetts.
1908Rudolph Wyner enters Roxbury Latin School, class of 1912, but leaves at the end of his junior year to attend Harvard College.
1915Rudolph Wyner graduates cum laude from Harvard College.
1916Rudolph Wyner enters knitting business, his first mill, Shawmut Woolen Mills, Inc. is located in Stoughton, Massachusetts. The company begins operation with the purchase of the French and Ward knitting mill, the oldest knitting mill in the United States (circa 1795.)
1917Rudolph Wyner enters the United States Navy as an Ensign during World War I. George Wyner assumes operations at the Shawmut Woolen Mills during Rudolph's service.
1919Rudolph Wyner is discharged from the United States Navy and returns to Shawmut Woolen Mills.
1922Sara Goldberg graduates from Boston University, later attending graduate school at Radcliffe College.
1923Rudolph Wyner and Sara Goldberg marry in Boston.
1925Max Geller and Ida Wachstein marry in New York.
1925Justin Lawrence Wyner is born on August 6th to Rudolph and Sara Wyner.
1926George Wyner builds the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts.
1927The Ritz-Carlton Boston opens on May 18th. Edward Wyner, son of George Wyner, manages the hotel.
1927Abraham Edelman, father of Gussie Wyner, dies and is buried in Palestine.
1927-1949Gussie Wyner is treasurer of the Women's Auxiliary of Boston's Beth Israel Hospital. While in this position, she proposes the creation of the "Life Membership Fund."
1930Genevieve Geller is born on November 28 in New York, to Max and Ida Geller.
1931Elizabeth Wyner born in Boston on March 15 to Rudolph and Sara Wyner.
1933Robison Rayon of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, owned by Raymond G. Franks, merges with Shawmut to become Shawmut Robison Processing Company.
1933Shawmut Woolen Mills purchases 105 to 129 Porter Street, Stoughton, MA, from its previous owner, Stretton and Sons.
1941Max Geller founds Weiss and Geller, Inc., a New York City advertising agency, where he is President until he closes the agency in 1986.
1941-1943Rudolph serves as president of the National Outerwear Association.
1942Gussie Wyner becomes a member of the Board of Trustees, Jewish Memorial Hospital.
1943George Wyner dies on January 2 in Boston, Massachusetts.
1943Justin Wyner attends Roxbury Latin School but leaves in December of his senior year to attend Tufts College.
1946Justin Wyner graduates cum laude from Tufts College with a BS degree in Chemistry.
1948Shawmut Woolen Mills becomes Shawmut, Inc.
1948Justin Wyner graduates with an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business.
1948Vanta Corporation becomes a subsidiary of Shawmut, Inc.
1948Justin Wyner becomes manager of the company.
1948Genevieve Wyner graduates from New Rochelle High School.
1948Genevieve Wyner enters Wellesley College.
1948-1971Justin Wyner is Director of Communications, Brookline Civil Defense.
1949Gussie Wyner dies on April 17 in Boston, Massachusetts.
1949-1960Justin Wyner is Director of the New England Knitting Outerwear Association.
1950-1968Justin Wyner is Chairman of Standards Committee, National Knitwear Manufacturer's Association.
1950Justin Wyner becomes Director/Honorary Life Director, National Knitwear Manufacturer's Association.
1950-1984Justin Wyner is Brookline Town Meeting Member.
1950-1952Justin Wyner is Class Agent, Tufts College.
1951-1954Rudolph Wyner is President, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
1952Genevieve Geller graduates from Wellesley College with a BA in Biblical History.
1953-1954Genevieve Geller is a news reporter for The Daily Times, Mamaroneck, New York
1954-1955Genevieve Geller is a writer for Norman A. Schorr Public Relations, New York, New York.
1955Justin Wyner and Genevieve Geller marry on July 3 in New Rochelle, New York.
1955Raymond G. Franks succeeds Rudolph Wyner as president of Shawmut.
1955Rudolph Wyner becomes Chairman of the Board.
1956-1957Justin Wyner is Chairman, Knit Goods Industry Campaign, Combined Jewish Philanthropies.
1957-1961Justin Wyner is Director, Brookline Community Council.
1958-1961Justin Wyner is Director, Brookline Taxpayer's Association.
1958George Michael Wyner is born on February 18 to Justin and Genevieve Wyner.
1958Shawmut becomes one of the first companies in the United States to license a newly developed European process known as flame laminating for use with jersey cloth.
1959Daniel Mark Wyner is born on September 23 to Justin and Genevieve Wyner.
1959Shawmut, Inc. employs 1,200 workers and has facilities in Stoughton, MA, Pawtucket, RI, Montezuma, GA and Puerto Rico.
Late 1950sJustin Wyner founds the Chestnut Hill Boat Company, Inc.
1960Justin Wyner becomes Chairman of the Brookline United Fund Campaign.
1960-1965Justin Wyner is a member of the Board, American Jewish Committee.
1960-1978Justin Wyner is Founder and Director of the National Fabric Laminations Association.
1961-1964Justin Wyner is Chairman of Advisory Committee, Town of Brookline.
1961-1964Justin Wyner is a member of the Social Planning and Allocations Committee, Combined Jewish Philanthropies.
1962James Henry Wyner is born on February 18 to Justin and Genevieve Wyner.
1963Rudolph and Justin Wyner buy out other family members for joint ownership of the company and go into the laminating business.
1964Justin Wyner becomes Treasurer, Adath Jeshurun Cemetery Association, Inc.
1964Justin Wyner becomes a member of the Republican Town Committee.
1964Justin Wyner becomes a Trustee of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies.
1964Justin Wyner becomes a Trustee of Temple Israel.
1965Sara Wyner dies on December 1st.
1965Shawmut sells the facility at Porter Street as an operating business to the Ames Textile Division of Lawrence Manufacturing Company.
1966Justin Wyner becomes a Trustee of Beth Israel Hospital.
1966-1968Justin Wyner is President of Harvard Hillel.
1967Shawmut, Inc. changes its name to R.H. Wyner Associates, Inc.
1967R.H. Wyner Associates, Inc. sells its Shawmut laminating business and all of its physical assets in Stoughton to the Duplan Corporation, where it continues its operations as the Shawmut Mills Division of the Duplan Corporation.
1967Justin Wyner succeeds Mr. Franks as President of Shawmut. Franks remains with the company as Vice President, with Rudolph Wyner Chairman of the Board.
1967Justin Wyner becomes a Trustee of Hebrew College.
1967Justin Wyner becomes a Trustee of Temple Kehillath Israel.
1967-1971Justin Wyner is a member of the Advisory Council, American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, Chairman of the Greater Boston section.
1967-1977Justin Wyner is Director of the Yoo Hoo Chocolate Beverage Company.
1968Justin Wyner is National Chairman of the Republicans for Eugene McCarthy for President.
1968-1969Justin Wyner is Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee to consider future support of Greater Boston Hillels, Combined Jewish Philanthropies.
1968-1971Justin Wyner is President of the Hillel Council of Metropolitan Boston.
1970-1973Justin Wyner is on the National Board of Governors, American Association for Textile Technology.
1970-1974Genevieve Wyner is Director of Public Relations of Radin, Inc.
1970-1982Justin Wyner is Town Moderator, Brookline Town Meeting, Brookline, MA
1971-1972Justin Wyner is on the Board of Directors, Action for Boston Community Development.
1971-1973Genevieve Wyner attends Brandeis University, School of Contemporary Jewish Studies Special Student, concentrating on Jewish Education.
1972-1978Justin Wyner is on the scholarship committee of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies.
1972-1980Justin Wyner is a member of the Finance Committee, Beth Israel Hospital.
1974-1977Genevieve Wyner is the Director of the Sudbury Skating and Tennis Club, Sudbury, MA.
1976-1980Justin Wyner is a member of the Board, Brookline High School PTA.
1977Genevieve Wyner becomes a contributing editor of The Tennis Journal.
1977Genevieve Wyner is a staff writer for the Guide to Jewish Boston Vol. 5, No. 1.
1977Genevieve Wyner is a founding member and past president of the Young Women's Division, Combined Jewish Philanthropies.
1977R.H. Wyner Associates, Inc. repurchases from the Duplan Corporation its Shawmut Mills Division, which consists of the laminating business and machinery and building on Canton Street in Stoughton, Massachusetts. This business then continues its operations under the name of Shawmut Mills, Division of R.H. Wyner Associates, Inc.
1977-1978Justin Wyner is Chairman of the Cultural Affairs Committee, Hebrew College.
1979-1982Justin Wyner is President of Temple Israel.
1979-1982Justin Wyner is Director of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations.
1979-1982Justin Wyner is a member of the Maintenance of Union Membership, Committee of Presidents of Large Corporations Biennial Delegate, and Union of American Hebrew Congregations.
1980Genevieve Wyner attends Hebrew College Ulpan.
1981Daniel Wyner graduates from Dartmouth College.
1981George Wyner graduates from Harvard College.
1981-1990Justin Wyner is Chairman of the MASCO Garage Committee, Temple Israel.
1982Genevieve Wyner graduates with an Ed.M degree from Harvard University, Graduate School of Education.
1982Justin Wyner is Man of the Year, Brookline Rotary Club.
1982Ida Geller dies in New York on June 15th.
1983Justin Wyner is Chairman of the Board of Managers, Temple Israel.
1983-1989Genevieve Wyner is a member of the Brookline Community Cable Commission.
1983-1990Genevieve Wyner is a counselor at Cambridgeport Problem Center in Cambridge, MA.
1984Rudolph Wyner dies in Boston on May 21st.
1984Shawmut Mills moves its headquarters to its present location on Manley Street in West Bridgewater, MA.
1984Justin Wyner becomes a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Division, Major Gifts Committee, Professional Committee, American Cancer Society.
1984Genevieve Wyner has her Bat Mitzvah at Temple Israel, Boston, MA.
1984James Wyner graduates from Yale University.
1985-1989Justin Wyner is a trustee of the Roxbury Latin School.
1985-1989Justin Wyner is a trustee and Chairman of the Committee to Select Audit Firm, Roxbury Latin School.
1986-1992Justin Wyner is Chairman, ROFEH Annual Dinners.
1987Daniel Mark Wyner marries Lorna Douglas Stokes on May 3rd.
1987Justin Wyner becomes governor of the Board of Governors, Hebrew Union College.
1987Justin Wyner becomes Director of the American Cancer Society, Massachusetts Division.
1987Justin Wyner becomes a Trustee of the American Jewish Historical Society.
1988Genevieve Wyner attends Dartmouth Computer College one-week intensive course.
1988Genevieve Wyner is Chair of the Brookline Community Cable Commission.
1988Max Geller dies in New York on August 14th.
1988Justin Wyner becomes a public member of corporation, United Way of Massachusetts Bay.
1988-1991Justin Wyner is Director, Brookline Civic Association.
1988-1993Justin Wyner is Chairman of the Library and Archives Committee of the American Jewish Historical Society.
1989-1990Genevieve Wyner attends Zimmerman Conference, Hebrew Union College.
1990Justin Wyner is the Chairman of the Campaign, Jody Dow for Governor's Council.
1990George Michael Wyner marries Barbara Perkins in Vermont on June 3rd.
1990Genevieve Wyner is a speaker at the Slichot Service at Temple Israel.
1991Justin Wyner becomes a member of the Governor's Committee on Juvenile Justice.
1991Justin Wyner is Man of the Year, New England Chassidic Center.
1991Justin Wyner is a Jewish Expression Delegate, World Congress of Marriage Encounter.
1991-1992Genevieve Wyner is on the Board of Directors for the Boston Jewish Film Festival.
1992Justin Wyner is a member of the Major Gifts Committee, New Israel Fund.
1992Justin Wyner is Chairman of the Implementation Committee for "Restoring Preeminence" at the American Jewish Historical Society.
1992Genevieve Wyner volunteers for the Chaplaincy Pastoral Visitors Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
1992-1993Justin Wyner is a member of the Capital Campaign Cabinet, Tufts University Hillel.
1992-1993Justin Wyner is a member of the Campaign Cabinet, Israel Bonds.
1993Justin Wyner is on the 45th Reunion Committee, Harvard Business School.
1993-1998Justin Wyner is President of the American Jewish Historical Society.
1998Justin Wyner is Delegate to Massachusetts Republican Convention.
1999Justin Wyner becomes a member of the Board of Managers at Rowes Wharf Residences.
1999Justin Wyner becomes a member of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Governance Committee for Martha's Vineyard Hospital.
2002Justin Wyner becomes President of the Board of Managers at Rowes Wharf Residences.
2003Shawmut Corporation completes acquisition of the assets of Brooklyn Products, Inc. of Brooklyn, Michigan. Brooklyn Products is a leading provider of die cut and formed soft material inserts used in the production of automobile door panels, sunshades, kick panels and specialty seating components.
2004Justin Wyner receives the K'lal Yisrael Award from the Synagogue Council of Massachusetts.
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Scope and Content Note

The Wyner Family Collection documents the personal, professional, organizational and philanthropic activities of three generations of a prominent Boston Jewish family. The documents describe the operations of the family knitting and textile businesses chronicling the companies' shift in manufacturing over most of the 20th century, from the manufacture of clothing and knitwear during the first half of the century, to the manufacture of medical and automobile materials later on.

Other documents record the building and management of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel of Boston and the development and operations of Beth Israel Hospital, a respected Boston institution. The documents also reflect the activities of various family members and their involvement in a variety of other civic, religious and professional organizations on a local, national and international level. Among these are materials describing the activities of the Brookline, Massachusetts Town Meeting, Harvard Hillel, Temple Israel of Boston, the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston, the Jewish community Relations Council of Boston, the Hebrew Free Loan Society, the American Jewish Historical Society, Hebrew College, Hebrew Union College and the Union of American Hebrew Congregations to name a few.

In addition, the collection also contains documents from several family trusts, in particular the George Wyner Trust, which describes family ownership of real estate properties in the Greater Boston area. The collection contains a large volume of correspondence that includes letters to and from local and national political figures. Although most of the material is in English, some is in Hebrew and Yiddish, especially early correspondence to and from family members.

The Wyner Family Collection is valuable to researchers interested in the history of New England mills of the 20th century, particularly as the Wyner family's Shawmut Mills succeeded in transitioning and expanding their enterprises and remains a viable operation into the 21st century.

Also of particular interest to researchers, especially those studying Boston Jewish history, are documents describing Temple Israel, Beth Israel Hospital, the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies, which chronicle much of the Boston Jewish organizational community from 1940-2000.

In addition to being arranged into six series, each series is arranged into sub-series. Minimal original order existed with the exception of the business papers and photographs, which had some original order that was followed as closely as possible in those parts of the collection. All other documents were filed either alphabetically or chronologically and in many cases both systems were used, filing first alphabetically by subject and then chronologically by date within the subject areas. It is important when looking for materials concerning a particular subject to check the subject area as well in Series IV, V and VI which contains photographs, artifacts and oversized materials related to the first three series.

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The collection is organized into six series as follows:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Series I, II, IV, V, and VI in the collection are 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. Series III: Business (Boxes 70-96) is partially restricted. Researchers who are interested in viewing a folder list or archival materials must contact the AJHS Boston archivist, Judi Garner at for special permission.

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Identification of item, date (if known); Wyner Family Papers; P-803; box number; folder number; Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS.

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This collection was donated to AJHS by Justin Wyner.

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Series I: Family/Personal, undated, 1891-1999

Boxes 1-45.
Scope and Content:

This series documents the personal lives of three generations of the Wyner family. The series is divided by generation into the following three sub-series: George and Gussie, Rudolph and Sara and Justin and Genevieve and contains family correspondence, records of family activities, educational and financial records.

Subseries I: George & Gussie Wyner, undated, 1891-1949

Boxes 1-2.
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains the records of George and Gussie Wyner and includes the correspondence of George and Gussie with their children, grandchildren, extended family and friends on topics ranging from birthday greetings for George Wyner to an extensive correspondence between George Wyner and his brother-in-law Selig Edelman concerning legal and business matters and personal and family events. Other correspondence of interest are an 1899 letter to George Wyner from the people of the town of Malmesbury, South Africa, where George Wyner and his family lived before immigrating to the United States, conveying their regrets on his leaving and best wishes for his future as he makes plans to resettle in America and a 1926 letter from Hadassah founder Henrietta Szold to Hadassah officer, Gussie Wyner regarding work in Palestine and discussing Szold's upcoming Palestine visit to Wyner's father, Abraham Edelman. A bank draft for George Wyner from the African Banking Corporation Limited is also included, as well as Certificates of Recovery for the Jewish National Tree Fund, real estate documents, a naturalization certificate for George Wyner, Gussie Wyner's passport and miscellaneous materials documenting her travels to Europe and Palestine in 1927, as well as copies of wills, eulogies, obituaries and death notices for both George and Gussie. Subseries II and III also hold materials for the George Wyner Trust.

1 1 Activities, Gussie Wyner: Women's Groups, Miscellaneous 1908-1933 request_box
1 2 Correspondence, Amelia G. Wyner 1926-1933 request_box
1 3 Correspondence, Anna B. Wyner 1926-1931 request_box
1 4 Correspondence, Birthday Greetings, George Wyner 1912-1919 request_box
1 5 Correspondence, Cards, Jewish New Year (Carte de Visit) 1904-1926 request_box
1 6 Correspondence, "Dear Selig" Letters 1903-1925 request_box
1 7 Correspondence, Dolly Wyner undated request_box
1 8 Correspondence, Edelman, Abraham 1925-1927 request_box
1 9 Correspondence, Estelle Wyner undated, 1933 request_box
1 10-11 Correspondence, General 1908-1950 request_box
1 12 Correspondence, George and Gussie 1902-1933 request_box
1 13 Correspondence, Greeting Cards undated request_box
1 14 Correspondence, Green Family 1920-1932 request_box
1 15 Correspondence, Gussie Wyner to her Children 1908-1922 request_box
1 16 Correspondence, Malmesbury Letter (copy) [1899] request_box
1 17 Correspondence, Malmesbury: General 1943 request_box
1 18 Correspondence, Minsk Relatives 1920-1933 request_box
1 19 Correspondence, Miscellaneous Invitations 1904-1933 request_box
1 20 Correspondence, Miscellaneous 1903-1949 request_box
1 21 Correspondence, Post Cards 1906-1939 request_box
1 22 Correspondence, Paris Ritz: Christmas Cards undated request_box
1 23 Correspondence, Wyner, Edward N. 1908-1919 request_box
1 24-25 Correspondence, Wyner, Frances 1923-1933 request_box
1 26-27 Correspondence, Wyner, Isadore A. (I.A.) 1920-1932 request_box
1 28-29 Correspondence, Wyner, Murray 1902-1932 request_box
1 30 Correspondence, Wyner, Sara Goldberg undated, 1927 request_box
1 31 Correspondence, Yiddish/Hebrew 1902-1927 request_box
1 32 Financial records, African Banking Corp.: Bank Draft 1899 request_box
1 33 Financial records, Cancelled Checks: Malmesbury, South Africa 1891-1892 request_box
1 34 Financial records, Estate of George Wyner 1940-1960 request_box
1 35 Financial records, Estate of Gussie Wyner 1947 request_box
2 1 Financial records, Adath Jeshurum Cemetery Deeds 1909, 1944 request_box
2 2 Financial Records, Real Estate: Brockton Properties 1928-1939 request_box
2 3-4 Financial Records, Real Estate: Cambridge Properties 1922-1940 request_box
2 5-7 Financial Records, Real Estate: Ritz-Carlton 1920-1949 request_box
2 8 Financial Records, Receipts: Household 1904-1932 request_box
2 9 General, Eulogies, Obituaries, Death Notices: George 1943 request_box
2 10 General, Eulogies, Obituaries, Memorials: Gussie 1949 request_box
2 11 General, Marriage Certificate (Copy) [1891] request_box
2 12 General, Medical: George (Restricted/Not Scanned) 1941-1942 request_box
2 13 General, Medical: Gussie (Restricted/Not Scanned) 1931-1943 request_box
2 14-15 General, Miscellaneous 1913-1949 request_box
2 16 General, Naturalization Certification & Petition: George 1908 request_box
2 17 General, Naturalization Papers & Will: Henry Wyner 1901-1929 request_box
2 18 General, Passport: Gussie 1927 request_box
2 19 General, Postcards: Blank undated request_box
2 20 General, Travel: Gussie, Europe & Palestine 1927 request_box

Subseries II: Rudolph & Sara Wyner, undated, 1918-1985

Boxes 3-8.
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains the family records of Rudolph and Sara Wyner and includes membership information and awards received by both Sara and Rudolph from various organizations, including the Masonic Grand Lodge of Massachusetts: Rising Star, Associated Jewish Philanthropies, the Greater Boston Chapter of the Military Order of the World War, American Jewish Congress, Temple Israel Sisterhood and Beth Israel Hospital, both of Boston. Also included is a 1952 certificate for Rudolph Wyner given by the American Arbitration Association appointing him to the National Panel of Arbitrators.

The correspondence in this sub-series is comprised of condolences on the death of George Wyner, general letters to family from Rudolph, as well as letters from him to family while on a 1949 trip to Europe. In addition there is a letter with attached form from the War Service Committee, the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States dated 1918.

Other records of particular interest are those describing Rudolph's involvement with his 25th reunion at Harvard, class of 1915, as well as books and notebooks used by Rudolph while he attended the Roxbury Latin School. Other documents describe real estate owned by Samuel and Gertrude Goldberg, parents of Sara Goldberg Wyner, and include properties in such greater Boston communities as Medford, Cambridge, Brookline, Dorchester, Whitinsville and Charlestown. Of particular interest are financial documents concerning the Wyner family's connection to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel of Boston and includes annual account reports, stock certificates and stock confirmation statements. Other financial documents of interest are those describing the activities of the R.H. Wyner Trust, the S&R Wyner Trust and the George Wyner Trust. Among the documents in this part of the collection are annual reports, tax forms, endowment agreements, various reports and legal documents concerning the trusts, correspondence and copies of wills.

In addition, this sub-series also contains records that describe Rudolph's military service during World War I, postcards from Havana, Cuba, poems written by Rudolph, and stereoscope cards of South America, Asia, the Middle East, India, Europe and the United States, circa 1900.

Of special interest are two journals that were kept by Rudolph, one when he was a 14-year old boy and which chronicles his day-to-day life, especially noting the activities and sporting events at Roxbury Latin School, Boston; the other is a journal he kept of his wedding and honeymoon in 1923.

3 1 Activities, Rudolph: Memberships & Awards 1920-1980 request_box
3 2 Activities, Rudolph: Miscellaneous undated request_box
3 3 Activities, Sara: Memberships & Awards 1927-1966 request_box
3 4 Activities, Sara: Miscellaneous 1943-1968 request_box
3 5 Correspondence, Alden & Russell 1918 request_box
3 6-7 Correspondence, Condolences: Wyner, George 1943 request_box
3 8-12 Correspondence, Condolences: Wyner, Sara 1965 request_box
3 13 Correspondence, Envelopes: Miscellaneous 1918 request_box
3 14 Correspondence, Equitable Life Assurance: Rudolph 1918 request_box
3 15 Correspondence, Europe: Rudolph 1949 request_box
3 16-25 Correspondence, Rudolph: General 1918-1976 request_box
4 1-19 Correspondence, Rudolph: General 1976-1984 request_box
5 1 Correspondence, Rudolph: Wyner, Edward 1918-1943 request_box
5 2 Correspondence, Rudolph: Wyner, Frances 1952-1983 request_box
5 3 Correspondence, Rudolph: Wyner, George 1918 request_box
5 4 Correspondence, Rudolph: Wyner, Gussie 1908-1930 request_box
5 5 Correspondence, Rudolph: Wyner, I.A. 1918-1919 request_box
5 6 Correspondence, Rudolph: Wyner, Maurice 1918 request_box
5 7 Education, Rudolph: Harvard College Research Paper 1912 request_box
5 8 Education, Rudolph: Harvard College Scholarships 1913-1915 request_box
5 9 Education, Rudolph: Harvard College 25th Reunion 1940 request_box
5 10 Education, Rudolph: Roxbury Latin School, Latin Word-List Book 1909 request_box
5 11 Education, Rudolph: Roxbury Latin School, Miscellaneous undated request_box
5 12-13 Education, Rudolph: Roxbury Latin School Text Books 1912, 1914 request_box
5 14 Education, Rudolph and Sara Wyner Memorial Lectures 1989-1996 request_box
5 15 Financial Records, Bank Statements: Beacon Trust Co. 1918 request_box
5 16 Financial Records, Statements: Bank Book 1938-1944 request_box
5 17-18 Financial Records, Charitable Contributions 1910-1975 request_box
5 19 Financial Records, General Ledgers: Stocks, Bonds 1973-1983 request_box
5 20-25 Financial Records, General 1934-1985 request_box
5 26-29 Financial Records, George Wyner Trust: Legal Documents, Reports 1940-1959 request_box
6 1-8 Financial Records, George Wyner Trust: Legal Documents, Reports 1960-1984 request_box
6 9 Financial Records, Goldberg, Samuel and Gertrude: General 1922-1941 request_box
6 10 Financial Records, Income Tax Returns 1932-1955 request_box
6 11 Financial Records, Life Insurance Records 1932-1955 request_box
6 12 Financial Records, Merrill Lynch, Dupont and Co. 1960 request_box
6 13-14 Financial Records, Ritz-Carlton Account Reports 1950-1962 request_box
6 15 Financial Records, Ritz-Carlton Stocks 1941-1964 request_box
7 1 Financial Records, R.H. Wyner Trust: Income Tax Returns 1969 request_box
7 2 Financial Records, R.H. Wyner Trust: Inventories, Correspondence 1984-1985 request_box
7 3 Financial Records, R.H. Wyner Trust: Release of Jonathan Mark 1973 request_box
7 4 Financial Records, R.H. Wyner Trust: Wills, Reports 1964-1978 request_box
7 5 Financial Records, Sara: Bank Ledgers 1952 request_box
7 6 Financial Records, Sara: Goldberg Records 1929-1941 request_box
7 7-8 Financial Records, Sara: Miscellaneous 1960-1969 request_box
7 9 Financial Records, Sara: Wills, Death Certificate, Correspondence 1965 request_box
7 10-11 Financial Records, S&R Wyner Trust: Annual Reports 1954-1983 request_box
7 12 Financial Records, Sara G. Wyner Trust: Correspondence, Trust Endowments 1966-1986 request_box
7 13 General, Death Certificates, Eulogies, Obituaries: Rudolph 1984 request_box
7 14 General, Eulogies, Obituaries: Sara 1965 request_box
7 15 General, Goldberg, Samuel: Naturalization Papers 1892 request_box
7 16 General, Journal: Rudolph, Pocket Diaries 1959-1983 request_box
7 17 General, Journal: Rudolph 1909-1910 request_box
7 18 General, Journal: Rudolph, Honeymoon (copy) [1923] request_box
7 19 General, Journal: Rudolph, Honeymoon, (original) 1923 request_box
7 20 General, Military Papers: Rudolph: U.S. Navy 1918 request_box
7 21 General, Military Prayer Book: Rudolph, U.S. Navy 1917 request_box
8 1 General, Miscellaneous: Rudolph and Sara 1950-1955 request_box
8 2 General, Music Arrangements: Sheet Music undated request_box
8 3 General, Passports: Rudolph and Sara 1960, 1971 request_box
8 4 General, Stereoscopic Cards: Asia, Middle East, India undated request_box
8 5-6 General, Stereoscopic Cards: Europe undated request_box
8 7 General, Stereoscopic Cards: Misc. undated request_box
8 8 General, Stereoscopic Cards: South Africa 1900-1901 request_box
8 9 General, Stereoscopic Cards: United States undated request_box

Subseries III: Justin & Genevieve Wyner, undated, 1923-2004

Boxes 9-45.
Scope and Content:

This subseries includes documents describing Justin and Genevieve's involvement with such activities as amateur radio, sailing, tennis and Jewish Marriage Encounter. Other documents describe their involvement with membership drives and other activities at the Belmont Country Club, as well as Harvard Club membership information for both Boston and New York, log books of sailing trips taken by the family, especially trips taken to various ports in the Caribbean, yearbooks from the New Bedford Yacht Club, and reports on marine service and repairs to the Seabiscuit, the family owned sailboat.

There is extensive correspondence in this sub-series to and from such notable people as President George H.W. Bush concerning the plight of Ethiopian Jews and the unrest in Haiti; President Jimmy Carter concerning issues confronting Israel; Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis thanking Genevieve for her campaign support in the Governor's race and for the family's support during his presidential campaign in 1988. Also of interest are letters to Avital Colettee, Consulate General of Israel in Boston, concerning the Massachusetts Anti-Arab Boycott Law (1976); letters to Senators Edward Brooke and Edward Kennedy protesting United States action in Cambodia; letters to and from Senators Kennedy and Kerry expressing opposition to manufacturing and tax bills that would affect family business; as well as correspondence to Senator Kerry opposing the Reagan Administration's proposal to change Medicare (1986.) There is also correspondence with the following individuals: Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts on Israel, Haiti, the environment and legislation concerning manufacturing and small business and a letter from actor Jack Lemmon, a Harvard classmate of Justin's, concerning a golfing date (1978).

This sub-series also contains extensive correspondence between Justin and Genevieve and with parents, children and friends, much of it dating back to their childhoods in the 1930s and 1940s. Of special interest is a letter from Rudolph Wyner to Justin on the occasion of his twentieth birthday and correspondence between Justin and Rabbi Kunstlicher concerning the location of his great grandfather, Avarahm Titzal Edeman's grave in Jerusalem.

The educational papers of Justin and Genevieve in this sub-series include documents from such institutions as The Rivers School and Roxbury Latin School of Boston, New Rochelle High School, New York, Tufts University, Wellesley College and Harvard University. The documents describe the educational careers of Justin and Genevieve and include correspondence, yearbooks, diplomas and commencement materials, as well as general materials that describe their involvement in various organizational and social activities at their particular schools and colleges. Of special interest are the college newspapers, The Wellesley College News and Tufts Weekly as both Justin and Genevieve were the Editors-in-Chief of their respective college newspapers and wrote many articles and editorials on a variety of topics. Some of these papers may be found in this section of the collection; others are in Series VI under publications. Researchers may find another publication of interest, "Girls Guide to the College Weekend," which belonged to Genevieve while she was attending Wellesley and which describes norms of college dating during the 1940s and 1950s.

This subseries also includes the financial records of Justin and Genevieve and includes balance sheets of family expenses, bank records, records of charitable contributions, various stocks and bonds information, real estate documents and wills and trusts. Of significance are reports and correspondence concerning the George Wyner Trust and the Justin and Genevieve Wyner Trust.

Other subjects and documents of interest in this sub-series include passports, birth certificates, invitations to a wide variety of events, postcards from Europe and documents describing the educational achievements, as well as the weddings of their three sons, George, Daniel, and James. There are documents describing the "Impact 2000 House," a solar energy house located at 830 Newton Street in Brookline. Justin and Genevieve bought the house from the Boston Edison Company and moved into it in 1987. The documents describe how and why the house was designed and built, what problems arose with the structure, and how the overall function worked using energy conservation as its main component.

Also included are the records of the Geller family, 1923-1989, and documents describing Genevieve's involvement with the Cambridgeport Counseling Center. Of special interest are the daily diaries, journals, daily planners and reminders of both Justin and Genevieve, spanning over three decades and giving one a sense of the daily life of this prominent Boston Jewish family and their interaction with the wider Jewish and lay communities.

9 1 Activities, Amateur Radio: Certificates 1947-1956 request_box
9 2 Activities, Amateur Radio: Call Book Magazine 1971 request_box
9 3-12 Activities, Amateur Radio: Confirmation Cards 1940-1990 request_box
9 13-15 Activities, Amateur Radio: Correspondence 1940-1969 request_box
10 1 Activities, Amateur Radio: Justin, Licenses 1977-1990 request_box
10 2-5 Activities, Amateur Radio: Justin, Logs 1947-1981 request_box
10 6-7 Activities, Amateur Radio: Miscellaneous 1947-1983 request_box
10 8 Activities, Amateur Radio: Publications: DX Magazine 1963 request_box
10 9 Activities, Amateur Radio: National Roster Scientific & Specialized Personnel 1941 request_box
10 10 Activities, Amateur Radio: Daniel: Logs 1970 request_box
10 11 Activities, Amateur Radio: George: Logs 1970 request_box
10 12 Activities, Belmont Country Club: Tennis Club 1958-1968 request_box
10 13 Activities, Belmont Country Club: Correspondence 1975-1995 request_box
10 14-17 Activities, Belmont Country Club: Financial Statements 1970-1991 request_box
10 18 Activities, Belmont Country Club: Membership Book 1980 request_box
10 19 Activities, Belmont Country Club: Membership 2004 request_box
10 20 Activities, Boating: Caribbean Sailing Yachts, Logs 1979 request_box
10 21-22 Activities, Boating: Correspondence 1975-1995 request_box
10 23-28 Activities, Boating: Seabiscuit 1988-1992 request_box
10 29 Activities, Boating: Publications: Boating Industry Magazine Cover, Caricature, Justin Wyner 1963 request_box
11 1 Activities, Boating: Seabiscuit 1991 request_box
11 2-3 Activities, Boating: Seabiscuit: Log Books 1977-1992 request_box
11 4 Activities, Elizabeth Arden: Maine Chance Spa: Misc. 1977 request_box
11 5 Activities, Freemasons: Rising Star Lodge undated request_box
11 6 Activities, Harvard Club of Boston: Membership & Correspondence 1994 request_box
11 7 Activities, Harvard Club of Boston: Miscellaneous 1970-1989 request_box
11 8 Activities, Harvard Club of New York: Correspondence 1994 request_box
11 9-18 Activities, Marriage Encounter: Miscellaneous 1985-1995 request_box
11 19 Activities, New Bedford Yacht Club: Correspondence 1983-1985 request_box
11 20 Activities, New Bedford Yacht Club: Miscellaneous 1983-1990 request_box
11 21 Activities, New Bedford Yacht Club: Yearbooks 1982-1992 request_box
11 22 Activities, Norfolk Trout Club: Miscellaneous 1985-1995 request_box
12 1 Activities, Rolls Royce Owners Club: Miscellaneous 1985-1995 request_box
12 2 Activities, Tennis: New England Tennis Journal 1978 request_box
12 3 Correspondence, General: Anti-Defamation League 1980-1982 request_box
12 4 Correspondence, General: Avital, Collette, Consulate General, Israel 1976 request_box
12 5 Correspondence, General: Bearce, Wm. C 1980-1990 request_box
12 6 Correspondence, General: Boschwitz, Rudy, U.S. Senator -Minnesota 1980 request_box
12 7 Correspondence, General: Boston Foundation: Rudolph and Sara Wyner Prize Fund 1994 request_box
12 8 Correspondence, General: Boston Marathon 1986 request_box
12 9 Correspondence, General: Brooke, Edward, Senator-Massachusetts 1970, 1978 request_box
12 10 Correspondence, General: Bush, George, H.W., U.S. President: Ethiopian Jews, Haitians 1989, 1992 request_box
12 11 Correspondence, General: Carter, James E., U.S. President: Israel 1977-1981 request_box
12 12 Correspondence, General: Coenzyme Q10 1990 request_box
12 13 Correspondence, General: Colonial Theatre Subscription Series 1991-1992 request_box
12 14 Correspondence, General: Condolences & Donations, Rudolph Wyner 1984 request_box
12 15 Correspondence, General: Delany, Luster T., Brookline Selectman 1988 request_box
12 16 Correspondence, General: Dow, Jody, Governor's Council 1988 request_box
12 17 Correspondence, General: Drinan, Robert T., Congressman - Massachusetts 1979 request_box
12 18 Correspondence, General: Dukakis, Michael S., Governor -- Massachusetts: Presidential Candidate 1970-1989 request_box
12 19 Correspondence, General: Ember, Richard, Cousin 1994-1997 request_box
12 20 Correspondence, General: Field, Michael S. 1992-1993 request_box
12 21 Correspondence, General: Flynn, Ray, Mayor of Boston 1986 request_box
12 22 Correspondence, General: Frank, Barney, Congressman - Massachusetts 1984-1995 request_box
12 23 Correspondence, General: Gordon, Malcolm, M.D. 1970-1990 request_box
12 24 Correspondence, General: Gorsey & Woll 1977-1988 request_box
12 25 Correspondence, General: Gray, Gray & Gray, Certified Public Accountants 1990 request_box
12 26 Correspondence, General: Greenberg, Jacqueline 1991-1993 request_box
12 27 Correspondence, General: Gundlach, Wallace 1988 request_box
12 28 Correspondence, General: Harvard University 1979-1989 request_box
12 29 Correspondence, General: Heckler, Margaret M., Congresswoman - Massachusetts 1970 request_box
12 30 Correspondence, General: Hinckley, Allen, Synder, Comen 1987-1990 request_box
12 31 Correspondence, General: Humphrey, Hubert H., U.S. Senator, U.S. Vice-President 1965 request_box
12 32 Correspondence, General: Kennedy, Edward M., Senator - Massachusetts 1970-1990 request_box
12 33 Correspondence, General: Kerry, John F., Senator - Massachusetts 1986 request_box
12 34 Correspondence, General: King, Edward J., Governor - Massachusetts 1980 request_box
12 35 Correspondence, General: Lemmon, Jack, Actor 1978 request_box
12 36 Correspondence, General: Mark, Elizabeth, Sister 1984-1990 request_box
12 37 Correspondence, General: (33) Martha's Lane, Brookline, Massachusetts 1987-1988 request_box
12 38 Correspondence, General: McDonough, William, Solar Staff Corporation 1985 request_box
12 39 Correspondence, General: Merrill Lynch 1986-1989 request_box
12 40 Correspondence, General: Metzenbaum, Howard M./Senator- Ohio 1982 request_box
12 41 Correspondence, General: Milender, Sumner 1986-1990 request_box
12 42 Correspondence, General: Miller, Louise/Regarding Aunt Frances 1987-1990 request_box
12 43 Correspondence, General: Murray, Therese/Senator -- Plymouth, Massachusetts 1994 request_box
12 44 Correspondence, General: (830) Newton Street 1991 request_box
12 45 Correspondence, General: One-120 Associates, Phoenix Mutual Life 1978-1988 request_box
12 46 Correspondence, General: O'Neill, Thomas, Congressman - Massachusetts 1967-1970 request_box
12 47 Correspondence, General: Penobscot Canvas 1988 request_box
12 48 Correspondence, General: Pines, Lois, Senator - Massachusetts 1992-1993 request_box
12 49 Correspondence, General: Richardson, Elliot, Lt. Governor- Massachusetts 1965, 1984 request_box
12 50 Correspondence, General: Richmond Group, LTD 1989-1994 request_box
12 51 Correspondence, General: R.M. Bradley & Company, Inc. 1978-1980 request_box
12 52 Correspondence, General: Romney, Mitt, Governor - Massachusetts 2003 request_box
12 53 Correspondence, General: Rowe's Wharf 1985-1986 request_box
12 54 Correspondence, General: Sargent, Francis W., Governor - Massachusetts 1970 request_box
12 55 Correspondence, General: Shubert Theatre 1980-1989 request_box
12 56 Correspondence, General: Simon, Paul/Senator - Illinois 1990 request_box
12 57 Correspondence, General: Sloane, Robert, Arthur, Florence 1986-1989 request_box
12 58 Correspondence, General: Snyder, Tepper & Comen Attorneys 1984-1987 request_box
12 59 Correspondence, General: Solomon, Martin P., MD. 1990-1994 request_box
12 60 Correspondence, General: St. Vincent, Grenadines 1980-1989 request_box
12 61 Correspondence, General: Tsongas, Paul/Senator - Massachusetts 1980 request_box
12 62 Correspondence, General: Weld, William/Governor - Massachusetts 1991-1994 request_box
13 1 Correspondence, General: Woods Hole Garage 1976 request_box
13 2 Correspondence, General: Wursthaus Restaurant, Frank N. Cardullo 1990-1992 request_box
13 3 Correspondence, General: Yankee Trader Charters 1978-1982 request_box
13 4 Correspondence, Family: Wyner, Daniel, (son) 1977-1992 request_box
13 5 Correspondence, Family: Wyner Donald 1979-1997 request_box
13 6 Correspondence, Family: Wyner, Frances, Aunt undated request_box
13 7 Correspondence, Family: Wyner, George, Cousin, Actor 1987 request_box
13 8-11 Correspondence, Family: Wyner, George, (son) 1958-1995 request_box
13 12 Correspondence, Family: Wyner, Henry 1994-1998 request_box
13 13 Correspondence, Family: Wyner, James (son) 1970-1999 request_box
13 14-19 Correspondence, Family: Wyner, Rudolph (Condolences) 1984 request_box
13 20-22 Correspondence, Family: Wyner, Sara (Condolences) 1965 request_box
13 23 Correspondence, Genevieve: Bat Mitzvah 1984 request_box
13 24 Correspondence, Genevieve: Camp Beau Pre 1950 request_box
13 25 Correspondence, Genevieve: Geller, Harriet 1946-1951 request_box
13 26-28 Correspondence, Genevieve: Geller, Max 1936-1988 request_box
14 1 Correspondence, Genevieve: Genevieve/Geller Family 1935-1937 request_box
14 2 Correspondence, Genevieve: Geller Trust 1987-1989 request_box
14 3-13 Correspondence, Genevieve: General 1930-1979 request_box
15 1-4 Correspondence, Genevieve: General 1980-1999 request_box
15 5 Correspondence, Genevieve: Justin 1954 request_box
15 6-8 Correspondence, Genevieve: Justin, Cards 1986-1991 request_box
15 9 Correspondence, Justin: Birthday: 20th, R.H. Wyner Letter 1945 request_box
15 10 Correspondence, Justin: Birthday 1995 request_box
15 11 Correspondence, Justin: Europe 1948-1949 request_box
15 12 Correspondence, Justin: Genevieve 1952-1955 request_box
15 13-15 Correspondence, Justin: General 1930-1999 request_box
16 1-16 Correspondence, Justin: General 1940-1979 request_box
17 1-14 Correspondence, Justin: General 1970-1989 request_box
18 Eliminated During Reprocessingrequest_box
19 1 Education, Genevieve: Brandeis Camp Institute 1951 request_box
19 2 Education, Genevieve: Brandeis University Commission 1991 request_box
19 3 Education, Genevieve: Brandeis University Lown Graduate Center 1974-1975 request_box
19 4 Education, Genevieve: Brandeis University, Keeping Memory Alive 2001 request_box
19 5 Education, Genevieve: Dartmouth College Computer Alumni College 1987 request_box
19 6 Education, Genevieve: Harvard University School of Education Acceptance Letter 1981 request_box
19 7-8 Education, Genevieve: Harvard University School of Education, Miscellaneous 1980-1999 request_box
19 9-10 Education, Genevieve: Harvard University School of Education Notebooks 1981-1982 request_box
19 11 Education, Genevieve: Harvard University School of Education Publications, Harvard Lampoon, Harvard Magazine 1982 request_box
19 12-13 Education, Genevieve: Harvard University School of Education Readings, Notes 1981-1982 request_box
19 14-18 Education, Genevieve: Harvard University School of Education Research 1981-1982 request_box
20 1-2 Education, Genevieve: Harvard University School of Education Subject Notebooks 1982 request_box
20 3 Education, Genevieve: Harvard University School of Education Transcripts, Graded Papers (Restricted) 1981-1982 request_box
20 4 Education, Genevieve: Me'ah Program 2007 request_box
20 5-10 Education, Genevieve: New Rochelle High School, Miscellaneous 1943-1948 request_box
20 11 Education, Genevieve: Radcliffe College, Radcliffe Seminar Material 1965-1966 request_box
20 12 Education, Genevieve: Temple Israel: New Rochelle Religious School 1944, 1947 request_box
20 13-25 Education, Genevieve: Wellesley College, Miscellaneous 1948-1952 request_box
21 1-23 Education, Genevieve: Wellesley College, Miscellaneous 1948-1998 request_box
21 4 Girls Guide to the College Weekend 1948 request_box
22 1-11 Education, Genevieve: Wellesley College, Miscellaneous 1948-1998 request_box
22 12 Education, Justin: Harvard University Business School Certificate of Recognition 1997 request_box
22 13 Education, Justin: Harvard University Business School Commencement Programs 1948 request_box
22 14 Education, Justin: Harvard Business School Correspondence 1987-1994 request_box
22 15-17 Education, Justin: Harvard University Business School Reunions 1988-1998 request_box
22 18 Education, Justin: Harvard University Business School, Miscellaneous 1947-1948 request_box
22 19-23 Education, Justin: The Rivers Schools, Miscellaneous 1924-1938 request_box
22 24-25 Education, Justin: Roxbury Latin School Correspondence 1985-1995 request_box
22 26 Education: Justin: Roxbury Latin School Board of Trustees Executive Committee, Minutes & Memos 1986-1989 request_box
22 27 Education, Justin: Roxbury Latin School Diploma 1969 request_box
22 28 Education, Justin: Roxbury Latin School Financial Reports 1986-1989 request_box
22 29-30 Education, Justin: Roxbury Latin School, Miscellaneous 1939-1995 request_box
23 1-3 Education, Justin: Roxbury Latin School, Miscellaneous 1967-1988 request_box
23 4 Education, Justin: Temple Israel Confirmation Classes, Graduation 1941-1942 request_box
23 5 Education, Justin: Tufts University Annual Fund, Reunion 1976-1982 request_box
23 6 Education, Justin: Tufts University Commencement Programs 1945 request_box
23 7 Education, Justin: Tufts University Fiftieth Reunion, Misc. 1996 request_box
23 8 Education, Justin: Tufts University Ivy Society, Ivy Book 1942-1946 request_box
23 9 Education, Justin: Tufts University Letter of Admission 1942 request_box
23 10-16 Education, Justin: Tufts University Misc. Material 1943-1990 request_box
23 17-18 Education, General: Harvard University Library, Rudolph & Sara Wyner Memorial Lectures 1971-1990 request_box
23 19 Education, General: Harvard University, Correspondence 1977-1981 request_box
23 20 Education, General: Northeastern University Center for Family Business, Miscellaneous Materials 1991-1993 request_box
23 21 Education, General: Wyner, Betty, Temple Israel/Report Card undated request_box
23 22 Education, General: Wyner, Daniel, Dartmouth College, Misc. Material 1976-1977 request_box
23 23 Education, General: Wyner, Daniel, Misc. Materials undated, 1975 request_box
23 24 Education, General: Wyner, George, Bar Mitzvah, Misc. 1971 request_box
23 25 Education, General: Wyner, George, Miscellaneous Materials 1974-1976 request_box
23 26 Education, General: Wyner, George, Presidential Scholars 1976 request_box
23 27 Education, General: Wyner, James, Miscellaneous Materials 1968-1981 request_box
23 28 Education, General: Wyner, James Yale University Commencement 1984 request_box
24 1 Financial Records, Balance Sheets: Personal Expenses 1974-1975 request_box
24 2 Financial Records, Billings Diesel & Marine General Billing 1988 request_box
24 3-13 Financial Records, Charitable Contributions 1970-1984 request_box
25 1-12 Financial Records, Charitable Contributions 1986-1991 request_box
26 1-8 Financial Records, Charitable Contributions 1991-1994 request_box
26 9 Financial Records, Fidelity Daily Income Trust: US Trust 1980-1990 request_box
26 10 Financial Records, Frances Rose Wyner Trust: Last Will & Testament, Correspondence: R. Ember 1988-1991 request_box
26 11 Financial Records, Frances Rose Wyner Trust: Correspondence: General 1994 request_box
26 12 Financial Records, Genevieve Wyner: Stocks: Bonds, Securities 1987-1993 request_box
26 13-20 Financial Records, Geller Family: Miscellaneous Materials 1924-1988 request_box
26 21-25 Financial Records, Geller Family Trust: Financial Statements & Agreements 1978-1989 request_box
27 1-10 Financial Records, Geller Family Trust: Financial Statements & Agreements 1976-1998 request_box
27 11 Financial Records, Geller Family: Weiss & Geller Annual Reports 1984-1985 request_box
27 12-13 Financial Records, Geller Family: Weiss & Geller Iroquois Brands 1983-1984 request_box
27 14 Financial Records, Geller Family: Weiss & Geller Vouchers 1983 request_box
27 15-23 Financial Records, General 1970-1989 request_box
28 1-11 Financial Records, General 1990-1994 request_box
28 12-19 Financial Records, Genevieve: General 1959-1997 request_box
29 1-18 Financial Records, George Wyner Trust: Cambridge Properties 1978-1985 request_box
30 1-13 Financial Records, George Wyner Trust: Cambridge Properties 1986-1992 request_box
31 1-14 Financial Records, George Wyner Trust: Cambridge Properties 1992-1994 request_box
32 1-8 Financial Records, George Wyner Trust: Cambridge Properties 1994-1997 request_box
32 9-11 Financial Records, George Wyner Trust: General 1993-1994 request_box
32 12-13 Financial Records, George Wyner Trust: Ritz-Carlton, Tyson's Corner, VA 1988-1991 request_box
33 1-12 Financial Records, George Wyner Trust: Ritz-Carlton, Tyson's Corner, VA 1992-1994 request_box
34 1-6 Financial Records, George Wyner Trust: Ritz-Carlton, Tyson's Corner, VA 1995-1998 request_box
34 7 Financial Records, Hinckley, Allen, Snyder & Comen: Statements 1989 request_box
34 8-10 Financial Records, Justin & Genevieve Wyner Trust: Statements 1986-1995 request_box
34 11 Financial Records, Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, Smith: Stocks & Bonds 1979 request_box
34 12 Financial Records, Miller, Louise: Expenses 1988 request_box
34 13 Financial Records, Oil Painting by Jacob Binder: "Sara Goldberg Wyner" Appraisal Report 1993 request_box
34 14 Financial Records, Reading International, Inc.: Leases 1987 request_box
34 15 Financial Records, Real Estate: 237 Dean Street, Brookline, MA Appraisal Report 1984 request_box
34 16 Financial Records, Real Estate: 33 Martha's Lane, Brookline, MA Statement of Sale 1956 request_box
34 17-20 Financial Records, Real Estate: 830 Newton Street, Brookline, MA (2000 House) 1982-1988 request_box
35 1-3 Financial Records, Real Estate: 830 Newton Street, Brookline, MA (2000 House) 1982-1993 request_box
35 4 Financial Records, Ritz-Arlington Trust: Accounting Reports 1961 request_box
35 5 Financial Records, Sara G. Wyner Trust: Appraisal Report 1983 request_box
35 6 Financial Records, Shawmut Bank of Boston: Miscellaneous 1979-1989 request_box
35 7-10 Financial Records, State Street Bank & Trust Company: Statements 1976-1995 request_box
35 11 Financial Records, Stocks & Bonds 1958-1966 request_box
36 1 General, Genevieve: Address Books undated request_box
36 2 General, Genevieve: Badge: Cub Scouts, Den Mother undated request_box
36 3 General, Genevieve: B'nai B'rith Youth Organization/NYC Regional Office 1947-1948 request_box
36 4-7 General, Genevieve: Cambridgeport Notebooks 1984-1999 request_box
36 8-18 General, Genevieve: Counseling: Directions in Mental Health Counseling 1982-1992 request_box
36 19 General, Genevieve: Camp Walden/75th Anniversary Booklet 1990 request_box
36 20 General, Genevieve: Certificate of Bat Mitzvah 1984 request_box
36 21 General, Genevieve: Daily Diaries 1982-1986 request_box
37 1-10 General, Genevieve: Daily Journals 1959-1983 request_box
37 11-12 General, Genevieve: Daily to do Lists undated, 1992 request_box
37 13 General, Genevieve: Daily Notebook 1988-1993 request_box
37 14-18 General, Genevieve: Daily Planners 1950-1991-1996 request_box
38 1-4 General, Genevieve: Daily Planners 1996-1998 request_box
38 5 General, Genevieve: Daily Reminders: Notes 1988 request_box
38 6 General, Genevieve: Duke University Diet and Fitness Center 1996 request_box
38 7-17 General, Genevieve: Geller Family Records: Harriet-Max Geller 1923-1992 request_box
39 1-13 General, Genevieve: Geller Family Records: Max Geller 1950-1987 request_box
40 1-16 General, Genevieve: Geller Family Records: Max Geller 1925-1989 request_box
41 1-7 General, Genevieve: Geller Family Records: Max Geller 1950-1985 request_box
41 8 General, Genevieve: Last Will & Testament 1987-1989 request_box
41 9-19 General, Genevieve: Miscellaneous 1940-1999 request_box
42 1 General, Genevieve: Oral History Project: R.H. Wyner, Temple Israel 1981 request_box
42 2-4 General, Genevieve: Overeaters Anonymous: Newsletters, Notebooks undated, 1988 request_box
42 5 General, Genevieve: Passport 1979 request_box
42 6 General, Genevieve: Piano Exercises undated request_box
42 7-11 General, Genevieve: Publications/ Miscellaneous 1944-1959 request_box
42 12 General, Genevieve: Resumes: Letters of Recommendation, Personal Statement undated, 1982 request_box
42 13 General, Genevieve: Stationary undated request_box
42 14 General, Genevieve: Cookbook 1994 request_box
42 15 General, Genevieve: Well Program: Recipes 1995 request_box
42 16-17 General, Genevieve: Willough at Naples Notebooks 1995 request_box
42 18 General, Justin: Award: K'lal Yisreal, Tribute Book 2004 request_box
42 19 General, Justin: Birth Certificate 1925 request_box
42 20 General, Justin: Business Cards undated request_box
42 21 General, Justin: Christening Booklet 1925 request_box
42 22 General, Justin: Civil Defense: Brookline, MA, I.D. and Badge 1940s request_box
42 23-24 General, Justin: Daily Reminders 1986 request_box
43 1-3 General, Justin: Daily Reminders 1987-1988, 1991 request_box
43 4-6 General, Justin: Day Planners 1959-1991 request_box
43 7 General, Justin: Europe, Journal 1948 request_box
43 8 General, Justin: Europe, Miscellaneous 1948-1949 request_box
43 9 General, Justin: Military Selective Service 1943-1946 request_box
43 10-16 General, Justin: Miscellaneous 1948-1949 request_box
43 17 General, Justin: Passport 1948 request_box
43 18 General, Justin & Genevieve: Address Book undated request_box
43 19 General, Justin & Genevieve: Bumper Stickers, Political 1968-1988 request_box
43 20 General, Justin & Genevieve: Children's Bar Mitzvahs 1972-1975 request_box
43 21 General, Justin & Genevieve: Family Meetings Minutes undated request_box
43 22 General, Justin & Genevieve: Invitations, Miscellaneous Events 1992-1994 request_box
43 23 General, Justin and Genevieve: Lawsuits, Wyner, Daniel: Eastern Airlines 1986-1987 request_box
43 24-25 General, Justin & Genevieve: Lawsuits, Wyner, Daniel & James: Condo, Boston 1986-1991 request_box
43 26 General, Justin & Genevieve: Memoir, Schelder, Herman 2003 request_box
43 27 General, Justin & Genevieve: Memoir, Silverman Family Business 2002 request_box
43 28 General, Justin & Genevieve: MIDBAR 1991-1992 request_box
43 29-32 General, Justin & Genevieve: Miscellaneous 1940-1979 request_box
44 1-5 General, Justin & Genevieve: Miscellaneous 1980-2005 request_box
44 6-10 General, Justin & Genevieve: Post Cards Europe & United States undated request_box
44 11 General, Justin & Genevieve: Prayer Book 1962 request_box
44 12-21 General, Justin & Genevieve: Publications 1947-1990 request_box
44 22-23 General, Justin & Genevieve: Real Estate, Martha's Lane & Impact 2000 House undated, 1960-1993 request_box
44 24 General, Justin & Genevieve: Ritz-Carlton Hotel News Clipping 2007 request_box
44 25 General, Justin & Genevieve: Silhouettes (Family) undated request_box
44 26-27 General, Justin & Genevieve: Subscription Gifts National Geographic Society 1988-1991 request_box
44 28 General, Justin & Genevieve: Theatre Playbills 1971-1973 request_box
44 29-30 General, Justin & Genevieve: Travel, Arkansas-Taipei 1979-1990 request_box
45 1-10 General, Justin & Genevieve: Travel, Bermuda-Virgin Islands 1955-1995 request_box
45 11 General, Justin & Genevieve: Vilna Center for Jewish History 1992-1994 request_box
45 12-14 General, Justin & Genevieve: Wyner Family History: Genealogy: Biographical undated, 1990-1996 request_box
45 15-16 General, Justin & Genevieve/Wyner, Daniel: Education -Wedding 1965-1987 request_box
45 17-22 General, Justin & Genevieve/Wyner, George: Education - Wedding 1965-1998 request_box
45 23-24 General, Justin & Genevieve/Wyner, James: Baby Book -Wedding 1962, 1997 request_box
45 25 General, Justin & Genevieve: Wedding Announcements/Invitation 1953-1955 request_box
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Series II: Organizations, undated, 1918-2005

Boxes 47-69.
Scope and Content:

The Organizations series describes the Wyner family's involvement in a wide variety of organizations, both Jewish and non-Jewish, and spans almost a century of involvement in community affairs. Although there is some documentation for George, Gussie, Rudolph and Sara, most of the documents in this section describe Justin and Genevieve's involvement with these community organizations. The series is divided into the following sub-series: National/International, Local Civic and Professional, and Local Jewish. They are arranged alphabetically by organization.

Subseries I: National/International, undated, 1975-2002

Boxes 47-52.
Scope and Content:

This subseries includes documents describing the activities of the Wyner family in a variety of national organizations, some with international significance. Of special interest is Justin's involvement with the American Jewish Historical Society, first as a member of the Board of Trustees (1987-1992), then as its President from 1993-1998 and finally as Chair of the Boston Board of Overseers of the New England Collections. During his presidency, Justin instituted and was a member of the committee for "Restoring Preeminence" to the Society after several years of decline in membership and financial stability. The documents in this section include correspondence, finance and budget reports, and committee minutes which describe how the Preeminence Committee re-examined its mission and worked towards developing new tactics in order to regain the Society's world standing as the repository for American Jewish historical documents. Other materials in this section discuss a wide variety of topics concerned with the daily operations of the Society.

Also included in this sub-series are records chronicling Justin and Genevieve's involvement with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, specifically during their respective presidencies of Temple Israel in Brookline, Massachusetts. Also included here are documents concerning Hebrew Union College, where Justin was director of the Union from 1979-1982, and which contains a report of the Task Force for Reform Judaism. Other documents of interest in this sub-series concern the New Israel Fund and include various political memorabilia recounting Justin's involvement with the Republicans' For McCarthy organization in 1968, and for which he was its national chairman.

47 1 Action for Soviet Jewry: Correspondence 1986-1990; 1991 request_box
47 2 Action for Soviet Jewry: General 1986-1989 request_box
47 3 American Cancer Society (Massachusetts Division): Correspondence 1987-1992 request_box
47 4 American Cancer Society (Massachusetts Division): General 1991-1992 request_box
47 5-8 American Cancer Society (Massachusetts Division): Governance 1987-1992 request_box
47 9 American Jewish Archives: Correspondence 1988-1992 request_box
47 10 American Jewish Committee: Correspondence & Governance undated, 1984-1992 request_box
47 11-21 American Jewish Historical Society: Correspondence 1980-1999 request_box
48 1-21 American Jewish Historical Society: Correspondence 1965-1998 request_box
48 22-26 American Jewish Historical Society: Financial Records 1989-1999 request_box
49 1-28 American Jewish Historical Society: General 1985-2006 request_box
50 1-9 American Jewish Historical Society: General, Misc. undated, 1990-1993, 1997-1999, 2001-2005 request_box
50 10-28 American Jewish Historical Society: Governance undated, 1985-1998 request_box
51 1-3 American Jewish Historical Society: Governance 1990-1996 request_box
51 4 American Jewish Historical Society: Museum Correspondence 1995 request_box
51 5-18 American Jewish Historical Society: Governance undated, 1962, 1980-2001 request_box
51 19-21 Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion: Correspondence 1980-1999 request_box
51 21-24 Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion: Financial Records 1988-1990 request_box
51 25-30 Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion: General 1987-1993 request_box
51 31-36 Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion: Governance 1987-1995 request_box
52 1-3 Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion: Governance 1988-1989 request_box
52 4 New Israel Fund: Correspondence 1982-1992 request_box
52 5 New Israel Fund: Financial Records 1988-1990 request_box
52 6-9 New Israel Fund: General 1985, 1988-1991 request_box
52 10-11 New Israel Fund: Governance 1989, 1991 request_box
52 12 Republicans for McCarthy: Misc. Materials 1968 request_box
52 13 Republicans for Nuclear Arms Control: Correspondence 1984-1985 request_box
52 14 Republicans for Nuclear Arms Control: General 1984-1985 request_box
52 15-16 Union of American Hebrew Congregations: Correspondence 1980-1982, 1991-1998 request_box
52 17 Union of American Hebrew Congregations: Financial Records 1991 request_box
52 18-21 Union of American Hebrew Congregations: General undated, 1981-1982, 1984, 1988, 1991 request_box
52 22-30 Union of American Hebrew Congregations: Governance 1980-1983, 1986-1988, 1990-1991, 1995 request_box

Subseries II: Local Civic and Professional, undated, 1960-1999

Boxes 53-55.
Scope and Content:

Subseries II consists of materials relating to the local civic and professional activities of Justin and Genevieve, and describes their involvement in such organizations as the Brookline Civic Association, Brookline Community Cable, the Baker School PTO and the Brookline Town Meeting. Both Justin and Genevieve served as members of the Brookline PTO and the Brookline Town Meeting, and Justin was elected Town Moderator from 1970-1982 and again from 1991-1994. This section of the collection contains considerable correspondence covering the periods for which Justin was moderator and discusses a wide range of issues that confronted the town during the periods mentioned above. Along with the extensive correspondence are financial reports, Advisory Committee reports, Bicentennial Commission reports, annual and moderator reports, reports from the Board of Selectmen, as well as Justin's campaign materials including nomination papers, fliers, mailing lists, postcards and newspaper articles concerning his various election campaigns. Other materials in this sub-series discuss Justin's appointment by Governor William Weld and his subsequent involvement with the Governor's Committee for Juvenile Justice, 1990-1992. Of interest are the reports of the Department of Justice concerning juvenile justice and delinquency prevention and policy guidelines as well as materials for the 52nd Annual Training Conference of the New England Council on Crime and Delinquency. Also included here are documents describing Justin's activities as a Justice of the Peace, particularly certificates, correspondence, and other miscellaneous materials concerning marriage ceremonies he performed over the course of almost two decades.

This subseries also consists of documents describing Genevieve's activities as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Advisory Board of the Brookline Citizens' Committee for Dental Health, a sub group of the Massachusetts Citizens' Committee for Dental Health, an organization sponsoring a fluoridation referendum in the town of Brookline. There are fliers, correspondence, articles and reports concerning the benefits of fluoridation, especially for children's dental health.

Note: For professional organizations concerning business, see Series III: Business, Sub-series: Subject Files, which contains documents describing Justin and Rudolph Wyner's involvement with the National Knitted Outerwear Association.

53 1 Baker School Parent Teacher Organization: General 1969-1970 request_box
53 2 Boston Foundation: Correspondence 1986-1993 request_box
53 3 Brookline Arts Center: General 1991 request_box
53 4 Brookline Civic Association: General 1988-1989 request_box
53 5 Brookline Community Cable Board: Correspondence 1983-1987 request_box
53 6 Brookline Community Cable Board: Financial Records 1983-1989 request_box
53 7-9 Brookline Community Cable Board: General 1984-1990 request_box
53 10-11 Brookline Community Cable Board: Governance undated, 1983-1989 request_box
53 12-13 Brookline Town Meeting Member: General undated, 1969, 1974-1976 request_box
53 14 Brookline Town Meeting Member: Governance 1960-1980 request_box
53 15 Brookline Town Moderator: General 1991 request_box
53 16-24 Brookline Town Moderator: Correspondence 1970-1999 request_box
54 1-16 Brookline Town Moderator: General undated, 1969-1970, 1970-1999 request_box
54 17-22 Brookline Town Moderator: Correspondence 1976, 1982, 1991 request_box
54 23-27 Brookline Town Moderator: Financial Records 1975, 1978, 1982, 1990-1993 request_box
54 28 Brookline Town Moderator: Governance 1975-1995 request_box
55 1 Masspirg: General 1987-1990 request_box
55 2 MA Citizens’ Committee for Dental Health: Correspondence 1961-1963 request_box
55 3-4 MA Citizens’ Committee for Dental Health: General 1961-1963 request_box
55 5 Massachusetts Coalition for a Healthy Future: Correspondence 1992 request_box
55 6-25 Brookline Town Moderator: Governance 1957-1993 request_box
55 26-27 Governor’s Committee- Juvenile Justice: General 1990-1991 request_box
55 28 Justice of the Peace: Correspondence 1975-1990 request_box
55 29-30 Justice of the Peace: General 1975-1991 request_box
55 31 MA Citizen’s Committee: Governance 1961-1962 request_box
55 32 Hundred Club of MA: General undated request_box
55 33 Hundred Club of MA: Governance 1977-1980 request_box
55 34-36 Hundred Club of MA: Correspondence 1970-1999 request_box
55 37 United Way of Mass Bay: Correspondence 1989-1990 request_box
55 38-40 United Way of Mass Bay: General 1989-1992, 1998 request_box
55 41-44 United Way of Mass Bay: Governance 1989-1990 request_box

Subseries III: Local Jewish, undated, 1926-2002

Boxes 56-69.
Scope and Content:

Subseries III contain the records of local Jewish organizations with which various Wyner family members were actively involved. Included here are records of the Adath Jeshurun Synagogue and Cemetery Association, most of which document financial transactions, such as investments and annual reports, financial statements and income taxes, although not all inclusive, covers the years 1975-1992. Of special interest is a history of the congregation by Richard Heath, dated 1991.

Also included in this sub-series are by-laws of the Women's Division of the Associated Jewish Philanthropies (AJP, 1932) and a July 1930 copy of the Associated News, both from the years Gussie Wyner was a member of AJP. In addition, there is limited documentation of the United Palestine Appeal-Boston, Women's Division concerning the Donors Committee and includes correspondence to Gussie Wyner who was a member along with a receipt booklet for the Jewish National Fund both dated 1926. Of particular interest are documents that describe Gussie Wyner's involvement with the Women's Auxiliary of Beth Israel Hospital, where she served as Treasurer and for which she proposed the concept of the Life Membership Fund to raise much needed capital for hospital improvements. This concept became a role model used by other charitable organizations across the United States for soliciting long term funding. The documents concerning Gussie Wyner and the Beth Israel Hospital are dated 1926-1933 and also include a Beth Israel Hospital School of Nursing Program in which Gussie is listed as assisting with graduation exercises and where she presented pins to the graduating nurses.

Other documents in this sub-series describe the activities of Rudolph Wyner while he was president of Beth Israel Hospital of Boston (BI), and Justin Wyner's involvement with the hospital in the capacity of Trustee and as a member of the Finance Committee (Chair, 1988). The documents primarily describe Board of Trustee business, nominations to the Board, meeting minutes, issues concerning securities investments and committee assignments. Of particular interest are financial documents, including budget reports, financial statements and investment portfolios addressing Beth Israel Hospital, Temple Israel and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies together and dated 1994. Other documents in this sub-series include BI programs and invitations to a variety of annual breakfasts and dinners, as well as annual reports of the Board of Managers (1985-1994) and Board of Trustees finance reports (1977-1994) as well as miscellaneous materials for other hospital committees on which Justin Wyner served from 1977-1994.

This subseries also includes various documents describing Genevieve Wyner's activities in the Spiritual Chaplaincy Services at the Beth Israel Hospital as a Volunteer Pastoral Visitor, offering patients and their family's emotional and spiritual support during times of illness.

56 1-2 Adath Jeshurun Cemetery Association: Correspondence 1976-1994 request_box
56 3-8 Adath Jeshurun Cemetery Association: Financial Records 1961-1962, 1975-1979, 1985, 1989, 1992 request_box
56 9-10 Adath Jeshurun Cemetery Association: General 1984-1995 request_box
56 11 Adath Jeshurun Cemetery Association: Governance 1956, 1968 request_box
56 12 Associated Jewish Philanthropies: Women’s Division 1930-1932 request_box
56 13-20 Beth Israel Hospital: Correspondence 1960-1965, 1970-1999 request_box
56 21-27 Beth Israel Hospital: Financial Records 1975-1980, 1987, 1989-1993, 1994-1995 request_box
56 28-35 Beth Israel Hospital: General 1926-1933, 1960-1999 request_box
56 36-41 Beth Israel Hospital: Governance 1958-1961, 1966, 1978, 1985-1986, 1993-1994 request_box
57 1-15 Beth Israel Hospital: Governance 1986-1989 request_box
58 1-16 Beth Israel Hospital: Governance 1989-1991 request_box
59 1-15 Beth Israel Hospital: Governance 1991-1993 request_box
60 1-18 Beth Israel Hospital: Governance 1985-1994 request_box
61 1-23 Beth Israel Hospital: Governance 1965-1971, 1977-1999 request_box
61 24 Beth Israel Hospital: Trustee and Overseer Handbook 2001 request_box
62 1 Brigham & Women’s Hospital: Correspondence 1989 request_box
62 2-9 Combined Jewish Philanthropies: Correspondence 1970-1999 request_box
62 10-14 Combined Jewish Philanthropies: Financial Records 1964-1965, 1985-1995 request_box
62 15-20 Combined Jewish Philanthropies: General 1958, 1966-1967, 1970-1995 request_box
62 21-24 Combined Jewish Philanthropies: Governance 1969-1970, 1980-1995 request_box
62 25 Congregation Kehillath Israel: Correspondence 1988-1994 request_box
62 26 Congregation Kehillath Israel: Governance 1991-1995 request_box
62 27-28 Genesis 2: General 1984-1985 request_box
62 29 Hadassah Boston Chapter: Correspondence 1909-1933 request_box
62 30 Hadassah Boston Chapter: General Misc. 1925-1935 request_box
62 31-33 Harvard-Radcliffe Hillel: Correspondence 1969-1995 request_box
62 34 Harvard-Radcliffe Hillel: Financial Records 1970-1979 request_box
62 35-36 Harvard-Radcliffe Hillel: General undated, 1982 request_box
62 37-40 Harvard-Radcliffe Hillel: Governance 1977-1979, 1986, 1990-1992 request_box
62 41-44 Hebrew College: Correspondence 1976-1995 request_box
62 45-47 Hebrew College: General 1970-1979, 1985-1989 request_box
62 48-55 Hebrew College: Governance 1977-1978, 1981-1982, 1987-1995 request_box
62 56-59 Hebrew Free Loan Society of Boston: Correspondence 1970-1989 request_box
63 1-3 Hebrew Free Loan Society of Boston: Correspondence 1980-2002 request_box
63 4-15 Hebrew Free Loan Society of Boston: Financial Records 1961, 1963, 1970-1999 request_box
63 16-22 Hebrew Free Loan Society of Boston: General undated, 1970-2002 request_box
63 23-31 Hebrew Free Loan Society of Boston: Governance undated, 1956, 1970-2001 request_box
63 32 Hillel Council of Greater Boston: Correspondence 1988-1991 request_box
63 33 Home for Jewish Children: General 1909-1930 request_box
63 34 Jewish Cemetery Association of Massachusetts, Inc.: Correspondence 1988 request_box
63 35-36 Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston: Correspondence 1970-1990 request_box
63 37 Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston: General undated, 1972 request_box
64 1-8 Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston: Governance undated, 1971-1980, 1984, 1986-1990 request_box
64 9-11 Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center: General 2000-2001 request_box
64 12-13 New England Chassidic Center ROFEH International: Correspondence 1985-1989, 1991-1995 request_box
64 14-25 New England Chassidic Center ROFEH International: General 1985-1993 request_box
65 1-7 New England Chassidic Center ROFEH International: General 1976, 1995, 1997-1999, 2004-2005 request_box
65 8 State of Israel Bonds Greater Boston Committee: Correspondence 1991-1993 request_box
65 9 State of Israel Bonds Greater Boston Committee: General 1992-2002 request_box
65 10-23 Temple Israel: Correspondence 1960-1994 request_box
66 1-7 Temple Israel: Correspondence 1983-1999 request_box
66 20-38 Temple Israel: Financial Records 1979-1995 request_box
67 1-21 Temple Israel: General undated, 1970-1999 request_box
68 1-12 Temple Israel: General 1979-1995, 2005 request_box
68 13-30 Temple Israel: Governance 1966, 1980-1999 request_box
69 1-17 Temple Israel: Governance 1970-1993 request_box
69 18 United Palestine Appeal Women’s Division: Correspondence 1926 request_box
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Series III: Business, undated, 1919-1999

Boxes 70-96.
Scope and Content:

This series documents the professional lives of the Wyner family and is primarily concerned with their manufacturing business which started with the purchase of the French and Ward Mill in Stoughton, Massachusetts and was renamed Shawmut Woolen Mills by Rudolph Wyner. Over the years, Shawmut acquired other companies under various names as the company transitioned from knitted fabrics and yarns to bonding and lamination, especially for the automotive and medical industries. Also included are records for the Sudbury Skating and Tennis Club and the Chestnut Hill Boat Company both family owned enterprises.

This series is divided into two subseries. Subseries I: Subject files, consists of records describing the business transactions of the Wyner companies with other businesses and are filed alphabetically by company name. Subseries II: Wyner companies, are the records of the internal proceedings of Wyner owned businesses and are filed alphabetically by the various companies and name changes.


Series III: Business (Boxes 70-96) is partially restricted. Researchers who are interested in viewing a folder list or archival materials must contact the AJHS Boston archivist, Judi Garner at for special permission.

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Series IV: Audio/Visual, undated, 1911-1923, 1937-1967, 1993-1996

Boxes 97-108.
Scope and Content:

The Audio Visual series consists of photographs, audio tapes, cassette tapes, CDs, phonograph records, videotapes and film of various Wyner family member's activities and vacations as well as, organizational events and business outings, structures, equipment and products.

The series is divided into three subseries: Subseries I: Photographs; Subseries II: cassette Tapes, CDs, and Phonograph Records; Subseries III: videotapes and film.

Subseries I: Photographs, undated, 1911-1993

Boxes 97-105.
Scope and Content:

The photograph sub-series contains family, business and organizational photographs, negatives and slides depicting the activities of the Wyner family, friends and associates. There are extensive photographs of family events such as weddings, graduations and organizational work. Of particular interest are the early photographs of Shawmut Woolen Mills when it was located at the old French and Ward facility and shows both interior and exterior views. The interior views present images of workrooms with employees at the various tasks of yarn and fabric making along with the different machines used in the process.

The subseries also documents, through photographic images, "The Unsinkable Squall," a boat created by the Chestnut Hill Boat Company, images of the Sudbury Skating & Tennis Club, and photographs of the Vanta Company's facilities and products. Also included are general photographs of various equipment and machinery used by the Wyner companies in their mill operations.

In addition, this sub-series contains photographs of the organizational activities and events of such organizations as Action for Soviet Jewry Vilna Ghetto Jewish Renaissance Society, Beth Israel Hospital, Temple Israel Boston, The New England Chassidic Center (Justin Wyner Man of the Year Award Ceremony 1991), and Brookline Town Meetings.

The photographs are grouped in original order, many are not labeled.

97 1-22 Photographs, Family: General undated, 1943-1952, 1987 request_box
98 1-17 Photographs, Family: General undated, 1912-1922 request_box
99 1-14 Photographs, Family: General undated request_box
100 1-13 Photographs, Family: General undated request_box
101 1-14 Photographs, Family: General undated request_box
102 1-6 Photographs, Organizations: General undated, 1991 request_box
102 7-19 Photographs, Business: General undated, 1913, 1968-1993 request_box
103 1 Photographs, Columbia Scholastic Press Association undated request_box
103 2 Photographs, Hadassah 25th Anniversary Convention undated request_box
103 3 Photographs, Harvard Class of 1915 1915 request_box
103 4 Photographs, Jewish Memorial Hospital Annual Banquet 1937 request_box
103 5 Photographs, Massachusetts Realty Commercial Company 1917 request_box
103 6 Photographs, Miscellaneous undated request_box
103 7 Photographs, Roxbury Latin School 1911 request_box
103 8 Photographs, Shawmut Woolen Mills Outing 1941 request_box
103 9 Photographs, Stag & Dinner Party 1923 request_box
103 10 Photographs, Wellesley College Class of 1952 1952 request_box
104 1-14 Slides, Family: General undated, 1945-1961 request_box
104 15 Slides, Business: General undated request_box
105 1-3 Framed Photographs, Family: General undated request_box
105 4 Framed Photographs, Miscellaneous undated request_box

Subseries II: Audio Tapes, Cassette Tapes, CDs and Phonographic Records, undated, 1954-1995

Boxes 106-107.
Scope and Content:

Subseries II contains both personal family tapes and tapes of historic events. The family tapes consist of such events as George M. Wyner at his Baker School Graduation, George playing the clarinet, a conversation with Rudolph Wyner and his sister Frances and the Wyner family Passover 1969. The historic tapes are recordings of such events as the July 1970 moon landing, the 1976 Democratic National Convention, the Watergate hearings (1974) and the tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobbie Riggs in the Houston Astrodome in 1973.

Also included in this sub-series are audio wire transfers to CDs of Genevieve Geller (Wyner) 1945, an undated audio tape of a Brookline, MA Town Meeting and an assortment of music tapes.

106 1 Audio Tapes, Family: General undated request_box
106 2-18 Cassette Tapes, Family: General undated request_box
107 1-26 Cassette Tapes, Family: General undated, 1954-1995 request_box
107 27 CDs, Family: General [1945] request_box
107 28 Phonograph Records, Family: General 1954 request_box

Subseries III: Videotapes and Film, undated, 1980-1996

Box 108.
Scope and Content:

Subseries III contains a very limited number of videos and films including the American Jewish Historical Society's "On Common Ground" and the 1996 Emma Lazarus Awards Dinner. Of special interest are the Geller Family Brunch, New Rochelle, NY 1983 and the Brookline, MA Town Meeting 1986.

108 1 Videotapes, Family: General 1983 request_box
108 2-10 Films, Organizations: General undated, 1980, 1986, 1995-1996 request_box
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Series V: Artifacts, undated, 1925, 1942-1959, 1966, 1970-1973, 1982

Boxes 109-119.
Scope and Content:

The Artifacts series consists of a variety of items, both personal and business- related that date back to the early decades of the 20th Century. This series is divided into the following four subseries: Awards and Trophies, Business Samples, Business General and General Miscellaneous.

Subseries I: Awards and Trophies, 1956, 1970

Box 109.
Scope and Content:

Subseries I consists of tennis and golf awards and trophies. Of special interest is a 1956 team golf trophy awarded to the Robison-Rayon Company, this company was a subsidiary of Shawmut Mills. Also of interest is a tennis trophy awarded to Genevieve Wyner from the Belmont Country Club dated 1970.

109 1 Awards, Golf 1956 request_box
109 2 Trophy, Tennis 1970 request_box

Subseries II: Business Samples, undated, 1950s

Boxes 110-111.
Scope and Content:

This subseries contains a variety of material samples from various Wyner Companies. Of special interest are samples of the Vanta Company's baby clothing line including undershirts, sleepers, soaps and packaging with the I Love Lucy television show logo and the tag-line: "Ricky Jr. Wears 'Em!"

110 1 Samples, Booklet, Westgate Chamois Suede undated request_box
110 2 Samples, Child’s Underwear: “Peri Buteau” undated request_box
110 3-5 Samples, McKem Company: Clothing undated, 1950s request_box
110 6-17 Samples, Vanta Corporation: Clothing undated request_box
110 18 Samples, Chestnut Hill Boat Company: Miscellaneous undated request_box
111 1-3 Samples, Vanta Corporation undated request_box
111 4 Samples, Unlabeled undated request_box

Subseries III: Business General, undated, 1948

Box 112.
Scope and Content:

This subseries consists of a variety of business-related items including a 1950s electric baby bottle warmer, Justin Wyner's business cards, Twin Set material tags, a Vanta Company seal and a Radin Corporation business stamp, subsidiaries companies of Shawmut.

112 1 General, Business Cards: Justin Wyner undated request_box
112 2 General, Draftsman: Steel Erasing Shield undated request_box
112 3 General, Twin Set Tags undated request_box
112 4 General, Name Tag: R.H. Wyner undated request_box
112 5 General, Plaque: Membership undated request_box
112 6 General, Actron Corp.: Company Stamp undated request_box
112 7 General, Radin Corp.: Company Stamp undated request_box
112 8 General, Shawmut, Inc.: Company Seal undated request_box
112 9 General, Shawmut Mills: Key Chains undated request_box
112 10 General, Shawmut Mills: Luggage Tag undated request_box
112 11 General, Vanta Corp.: Electric Baby Bottle Warmer undated request_box
112 12 General, Vanta Corp.: Company Seal 1948 request_box

Subseries IV: General Miscellaneous, undated, 1925-1982

Boxes 113-119.
Scope and Content:

Subseries IV consist of a variety of personal objects, belonging to the Wyner family including such items as a Puska Box, brass Menorah, carved rolling pin, mother-of-pearl shoe button hook, and various plaques awarded to both Rudolph and Justin Wyner. Of special interest is the political memorabilia which includes presidential election buttons for Eugene McCarthy, Johnson and Humphrey, Mondale and Ferraro and Harding and Coolidge. Also included is a "Barney Frank for Congress" button.

113 1 Family, Large Photo: Justin & Rudolph undated request_box
113 2 Family, Rummikub Tile Frame: Rummy undated request_box
113 3 Family, Black Lacquered Jewelry Box undated request_box
113 4 Family, Wooden Etched Rolling Pin undated request_box
113 5 Family, Black Beaded Pocketbook undated request_box
113 6 Family, Tortoiseshell Pocketbook undated request_box
113 8 Family, Leather Tooled Correspondence Folder undated request_box
113 9 Family, Brass Menorah undated request_box
114 1 Family, Puska Box undated request_box
114 2 Family, Letter Openers undated request_box
114 3 Family, Pipes undated request_box
114 4 Family, Monogrammed Hairbrushes undated request_box
114 5 Button Hook undated request_box
114 6 Family, Box of Woven Clothes Labels undated request_box
114 7 Family, Political Memorabilia undated request_box
114 8 Family, Pewter Pendant: Equal Rights Amendment 1972 request_box
115 1 Family, Coupons: Profit Sharing Certificates 1972 request_box
115 2 Family, Prints: Miscellaneous undated request_box
115 3 Family, Family Tree Booklet undated request_box
115 4 Family, Plaque of Appreciation: Justin Wyner 1982 request_box
115 5 Family, Desk Set Plaque: Justin Wyner undated request_box
115 6 Family, Brass Plaque: Rudolph Wyner undated request_box
115 7 Family, Plaque: Century Club undated request_box
115 8 Family, Plaque: 100,000 Mile Club 1953 request_box
115 9 Family, Leather Bound Tribute to George Wyner from Herson Family 1925 request_box
115 10 Family, Key Chain, Secretariat 1973 request_box
115 11 Family, Slide Rule undated request_box
115 12 Family, Music Rolls: Player Piano undated request_box
116 1 Family, Movie Camera: Kodak 8MM undated request_box
116 2 Family, Slide Equipment undated request_box
117 1 Family, Laundry Mailing Box: Rudolph Wyner undated request_box
118 1 Family, Stamp Collection Scrapbook: Rudolph Wyner undated request_box
118 2 Family, Amateur Radio Boxed Index Cards undated request_box
118 3 Family, Braids of Hair: Gussie Wyner undated request_box
118 4 Family, Baby Hair: Justin Wyner 1925 request_box
119 1 Family, Buttons: Political and Misc. undated request_box
119 2 Family, Books: Award for Genevieve Geller 1942 request_box
119 3 Family, Engraving: Genevieve and George Wyner undated request_box
119 4 Family, Jewelry Box: Sara Wyner undated request_box
119 5 Family, Leather Billfolds: R.H. Wyner undated request_box
119 6 Family, Leather Writing Case: Genevieve Geller undated request_box
119 7 Family, Monogrammed Belt Buckle and Cards: Justin Wyner undated request_box
119 8 Family, Ritz-Carlton Toiletries & Playing Cards undated request_box
119 9 Family, Stamps undated request_box
119 10 Family, Swiss Army Knife undated request_box
119 11 Family, Torahs undated request_box
119 12 Family, Wellesley College Mug and Shot Glass undated request_box
119 13 Family, Wooden Box (Italian) undated request_box
119 14 Family, Yarmulkes undated request_box
119 15 Family, Yoo-Hoo Cups undated request_box
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Series VI: Oversized Materials, undated, 1909, 1920-1993

Boxes 120-136.
Scope and Content:

The oversized series consists of personal, organizational and business related materials dating back to the beginning of the Twentieth Century. The series is divided into the following five subseries: Family, Organizations, Business, Audio/Visual and Publications.

Subseries I: Family, undated, 1930s-1993

Boxes 120-126.
Scope and Content:

Subseries I consists of such family related items as blueprints for renovations of the Justin and Genevieve Wyner home at 33 Martha's Lane, Brookline; plans for the building of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Fairfax, VA; and building plans for the family home on Newton Street, Brookline, MA. Also included are family scrapbooks, Jewish National Fund certificates, and amateur radio certificates along with other personal effects of the Wyner family. Of special interest is the 1920 donation receipt for a $400 donation to Talmud-Torah-Etz-Hayim-bicar-Cholim Hospital Jerusalem by Gussie Wyner.

120 1-6 General, Blueprints 1956-1991 request_box
121 1-3 General, Scrapbooks: Genevieve Wyner 1948-1952, 1962-1969 request_box
122 1 General, Calendar of Readings undated request_box
122 2 General, Carved Frame undated request_box
122 3 General, Music Scores Booklet undated request_box
122 4 General, Posters: Harvard: Raphre Etgar 1990 request_box
122 5-9 General, Prints: Miscellaneous undated request_box
122 10 General, Reports: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Boston 1963 request_box
122 11 General: Sara Wyner with Airplane undated request_box
122 12 General, Silhouette: George M. Wyner 1963 request_box
123 1 General, Children of Justin and Genevieve: Miscellaneous undated request_box
123 2 General, Edelman, Joseph: Jewish National Fund undated request_box
123 3 General, Goldberg, Yehuda & Leah: Hebrew Memorial Calendar 1926-1951 request_box
123 4 General, Wyner, Genevieve: Caricature 1993 request_box
123 5 General, Wyner, Genevieve: Certificate of Confirmation Sivan 5705, 1945 request_box
123 6 General, Wyner, George & Gussie: Jewish National Fund undated request_box
123 7 General, Wyner, George & Gussie: Malmesbury Letter (surrogate) [1899] request_box
123 8 General, Wyner, George & Gussie: Talmud-Torah-Etz-Hayim-Bicar-Cholim Hospital Certificate 1920 request_box
123 9 General, Wyner, Justin: Amateur Radio Certificates 1951-1965 request_box
123 10-12 General, Wyner, Justin: Certificates 1950-1982, 1991 request_box
123 13 General, Wyner, Justin: Childhood Bib undated request_box
123 14 General, Wyner, Justin: Diploma 1942 request_box
123 15-16 General, Wyner, Justin & Rudolph: Certificates 1919, 1947, 1959 request_box
123 17 General, Wyner, Rudolph: Certificates 1948-1960 request_box
123 18 General, Wyner, Rudolph: Flying Fisherman Club 1948 request_box
124 1-2 General, Wyner, Justin: Scrapbooks undated, 1930s request_box
125 1 General, Wyner, Daniel: Baby Book 1959 request_box
126 1 General, Wyner, Sara: Scrapbook 1965 request_box

Subseries II: Organizations, undated, 1939-1997

Boxes 127-128.
Scope and Content:

Subseries II contains oversized organizational documents from several Boston area congregations including blueprints for a proposed building for Congregation Kehillath Jacob on Fessenden Street, Mattapan, MA and blueprints for the MASCO parking garage, Temple Israel, Boston, MA. (1988-1989).

Also included in this subseries are diagrams and blueprints of the American Jewish Historical Society's space at the Center for Jewish History, New York, NY dated 1997, a Hebrew Free Loan Society plaque awarded to the family for "generous support" of the fund for the homeless, a 1954 plaque awarded to Gussie Wyner from the Hillel House at Boston University designating her a charter member and a 1984 framed resolution memorial tribute honoring Rudolph Wyner for his many years of service to the Temple Israel Congregation and other Greater Boston Jewish institutions.

127 1 American Jewish Historical Society, Blueprints: CJH 1997 request_box
127 2 Beth Israel Hospital Association, Rudolph and Gussie Wyner: Certificates 1949, 1961 request_box
127 3 Brookline Town Moderator, Justin Wyner: Campaign Poster undated request_box
127 4 Congregation Adath Israel, Rudolph Wyner: Certificates 1963 request_box
127 5 Congregation Kehillath Jacob, Blueprints undated request_box
127 6 Hadassah, Boston Chapter, Gussie Wyner: Certificates 1939 request_box
127 7 Hebrew Union College, Justin Wyner: Miscellaneous 1987 request_box
128 1 Hebrew Free Loan Society, Plaque 1986 request_box
128 2 Hillel House Boston University, Gussie Wyner: Miscellaneous 1954 request_box
128 3 Ma Citizens’ Committee for Dental Health, Poster 1960s request_box
128 4 New England Chassidic Center, Justin Wyner: Man of the Year Award 1991 request_box
128 5 Republicans for McCarthy, Advertisement 1968 request_box
128 6 Temple Israel, Blueprints 1988-1989 request_box
128 7 Temple Israel, Rudolph Wyner, Miscellaneous 1984 request_box

Subseries III: Business, undated, 1911-1999

Boxes 129-131.
Scope and Content:

Subseries III consists of blueprints for several of the Wyner company's buildings including Radin, Inc., Shawmut Mills HVAC systems, site plans for the Sudbury Skating & Tennis Club and Vanta Company blueprints for a proposed New Mexico site.

Of special interest are blueprints and diagrams of World War II bomb parachutes (1945) and patents and trademarks for infant clothing dated 1911-1954. Also of interest are the bound Board of Director's Meeting Minutes for Shawmut, Inc. (1962) and the Vanta Company (1920-1930).

129 1 Chestnut Hill Boat Company, Membership Plaque undated request_box
129 2 Radin, Inc, Blueprints 1970-1973 request_box
130 1-6 Shawmut Mills, Blueprints 1973-1991 request_box
130 7 Shawmut Woolen Mills, Corporation Certificate 1916 request_box
130 8 Sudbury Skating & Tennis Club, Site Plan 1973 request_box
131 1 Shawmut, Inc., Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (Bound) 1962 request_box
131 2 Vanta Company, Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (Bound) 1920-1930 request_box
131 3 Vanta Company, Children’s Clothing: Advertisements undated, 1950-1955 request_box
131 4 Vanta Company, New Mexico Plant: Blueprints undated request_box
131 5 Vanta Company, Patents, Trademarks: Infants Underwear 1911-1954 request_box

Subseries IV: Audio/Visual, undated, 1909-1969

Boxes 132-134.
Scope and Content:

Subseries IV consists of family, business and organizational photographs and phonograph records. Included are photographs of family members and events, organizational events and business facilities and equipment. Of special interest are photographs of George Wyner's South African business and early photographs of the George Wyner Family also taken in South Africa.

This series also includes phonograph records and although some are commercial, also included are those made by family members recording events and conversations, some dating as early as 1941.

132 1-2 Photographs, Family: Rabbi Abraham Edelman (Damaged) undated request_box
133 1-10 Photographs, Family: General undated, 1909, 1951, 1961-1969 request_box
133 11 Photographs, Organizations: AJHS Events undated request_box
133 12 Photographs, Business 1948 request_box
134 1 Phonograph Records, Misc. undated request_box
134 2-11 Phonograph Records, Justin Wyner undated, 1941 request_box
134 12-14 Phonograph Records, Shawmut Mills 1941 request_box
134 15 Phonograph Records, Wendy and Jerry 1944 request_box
134 16-24 Phonograph Records, Justin Wyner undated, 1945 request_box
134 25 Phonograph Records, Apex Blues: Shake That Thing undated request_box
134 26 Phonograph Records, Beale Street Blues: Stop, Look and Listen undated request_box
134 27 Phonograph Records, Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me/Tea for Two undated request_box
134 28 Phonograph Records, Helena/Russian Polka undated request_box
134 29 Phonograph Records, Jive it Five/Boogie Woogie undated request_box
134 30 Phonograph Records, Royal Garden Blues/Squeeze Me undated request_box
134 31 Phonograph Records, That’s a Plenty/Panama undated request_box
134 32 Phonograph Records, Weary Blues/Solitude undated request_box

Subseries V: Publications, 1924-1991

Boxes 135-136.
Scope and Content:

Subseries V contains publications such as the Brookline Spy which features articles concerning on Justin Wyner's run for and election to the Brookline Town Moderator position, the Wellesley College News, while Genevieve Wyner was Editor-in-Chief and a 1936-1937 Providence Passover Journal. Also included are bound editions of The Tufts Weekly (1942-1944) while Justin Wyner was Editor-in-Chief of the weekly.

135 1 Journals, Providence Passover 1936-1937 request_box
135 2 Newspapers, Brookline Spy 1991 request_box
135 3 Newspapers, The Jewish Leader 1924-1925 request_box
135 4 Newspapers, Misc. papers 1961-1969 request_box
135 5 Newspapers, Moscow News 1988 request_box
135 6 Newspapers, My Weekly Reader 1934-1935 request_box
135 7 Newspapers, The Tufts Weekly 1945 request_box
135 8 Newspapers, Wellesley College News 1952 request_box
135 9 Newspapers, White Power 1974 request_box
135 10 Newspapers, The Jewish World 1925-1939 request_box
136 1 Newspapers, The Tufts Weekly (Bound) 1942-1944 request_box
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