Guide to the Papers of Kathryn M. Yochelson (1906-2006)
1910, 1948-2000

Processed by Inna Giter and Dianne Ritchey Oummia

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Descriptive Summary

Creator:Kathryn M. Yochelson
Title: Papers of Kathryn M. Yochelson
Abstract: Papers collected by Kathryn Yochelson on Israeli art and artists. The collection includes clippings, publications, biographical information on artists, Yochelson's research notes, correspondence regarding exhibits, scrapbooks, photographs and negatives of artists and artwork.
Languages:This collection is in English, German, French, Hebrew, and Polish.
Quantity: 8.5 linear feet
Repository: Yeshiva University. Museum
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Biographical Note

Kathryn Mersey Yochelson was born on the Lower East Side of New York City in 1906. Her parents Nathan and Esther Mersey emigrated from Vilna in 1904, and soon after her birth, the family moved to New Haven, Connecticut, where she grew up. She hoped to study painting at Yale's art school, but attended Teachers College instead while taking private art lessons after school. Yochelson pursued her interest in art by studying art at Columbia Teachers College in New York City, and by joining the New York Teachers Art Club. From 1934 to 1939 she attended Elizabeth Chase's art talks at the Yale School of Fine Arts, where she first became interested in the art of the Jewish people. In 1930, Kathryn married Samuel Yochelson, a psychology graduate student at Yale University, who later became a psychiatrist. In 1937, she took an art-oriented trip to Europe. After this time, she began searching for more evidence of Jewish contributions to art, asking questions of historical societies, museums, libraries, and of individuals involved in the art world.

Yochelson and her husband moved to his hometown of Buffalo, New York, in 1939, where she would become an active member of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The museum staff there encouraged her interest in Jewish art, but her search for further information was frustrating and filled with dead ends. As she searched she gradually discovered sources and made some lifelong friendships. In 1940 she discovered a book by Karl Schwarz, Die Juden in der Kunst, that not only depicted the art of ancient synagogues and ceremonial objects, but also had information on modern Jewish artists. She also came across a book by Elias Newman, Art in Palestine, which gave her information on modern Israeli artists. In 1953 Yochelson invited Newman to give a lecture in Buffalo. He would become a friend and advisor to her on Israeli art.

Inspired by the newly formed Jewish Museum in New York City in 1944, Yochelson decided to foster interest in Israeli art in Buffalo. On November 8, 1948, Yochelson gave her first art talk at a synagogue luncheon entitled "Jews in Art." The talk was so well received that the following year she began a lecture series on Jewish art at the Buffalo Jewish Center. Yochelson continued to give talks in the Niagara Falls and Buffalo area for the next several years. By the 1950s word had spread to Israel of her efforts, and Israeli artists visiting the United States came to Yochelson's home in Buffalo.

In 1953 the director of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Edgar Schenck, informed Yochelson of a traveling exhibit of Israeli art, Seven Painters of Israel. The exhibit featured works by Mordecai Ardon, Moshe Castel, Nahum Gutmann, Marcel Janco, Moshe Mokady, Reuven Rubin, and Joseph Zaritsky. Yochelson fostered local interest in the exhibit, and it was brought to Buffalo. After encountering their works, Yochelson developed interest in these artists, and began to entertain the idea of collecting artwork. She assisted the Buffalo Jewish Center in acquiring art pieces. After the Center's acquisition of a work by Ben Shahn, Yochelson became acquainted with the New York art critic Alfred Werner, with whom she maintained a long friendship.

In 1958 Yochelson first visited Israel with her husband. While visiting, she met with Dr. Haim Gamzu, director of the Tel Aviv Museum. Gamzu introduced Yochelson to several Israeli artists, including Jakob Steinhardt, Nahum Gutmann, Marcel Janco, and Lea Nikel. During this trip, Yochelson also met Moshe Mokady and Reuven and Esther Rubin. Many of these artists gave or sold art pieces to Yochelson.

In 1961 Yochelson's family, including her husband and her children John and Bonnie, moved to Washington, D.C. Yochelson continued supporting Israeli art by giving talks on art in people's homes as well as at local libraries and synagogues, and by writing articles on art for the local Jewish newspaper. In 1963 she was asked by the rabbi of the Temple Sinai to organize an art exhibition for the synagogue. This exhibition also had the theme "Seven Painters of Israel," this time including the artists Mordecai Ardon, Moshe Castel, Shimson Holzman, Moshe Mokady, Reuven Rubin, Menahem Shemi, and Jakob Steinhardt. The following year the rabbi of the Adas Israel Synagogue asked Yochelson to chair an art committee to arrange an exhibition in honor of Israel's sixteenth anniversary. In 1968, she was made the art consultant of the Israel Independence Ball, which was held in celebration of Israel's twentieth anniversary. Yochelson worked with Elias Newman and arranged an exhibition that featured ten Israeli and ten American Jewish artists.

From the 1960s through the 1980s Yochelson traveled to Israel several times, often adding artwork to her personal collection. In 1965 she visited Israel for the second time to attend the opening of the National Israel Museum. While there, Yochelson met the artists Joel Rohr, Mordecai Ardon, Arie Lubin, and Anna Ticho as well as the Ein Hod artists' colony, and also revisted the Steinhardts and Rubins. Yochelson and her husband visited Israel again in 1972, where she met the art historian Bezalel Narkiss in addition to visiting the artists' colony at Safed and revisiting friends. During her trip in 1974 she met the booksellers Miron Sima and Ezekiel Steimatsky as well as the artists Ruth Bamberger, Jacob Pins, and Tova Berlinski in addition to other artists she had first met on earlier visits. In November 1976 Kathryn Yochelson's husband Samuel died, and in 1977 she visited Israel for the fifth time to dedicate in his memory to the Tel Aviv Museum a sculpture Balancing (1961) by her friend Chaim Gross. Yochelson made her sixth trip to Israel in 1985.

In addition to visiting Israel, Yochelson also continued to promote Israeli art by giving lectures to local Jewish groups and writing articles. During the 1980s she once again assisted in arranging exhibitions. In 1986 she worked with the curator of the Dimock Gallery of George Washington University on the exhibition Personal Vision: The Yochelson Collection of Israeli Art. In 1988 Yochelson assisted with an exhibit for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Masters of Israeli Art: The Formation Years. In 1998 her book Israeli Art: Golden Threads was published, which included color plates belonging to her collection. Kathryn Yochelson died in 2006. 1


1906Born in New York City.
1930Married psychiatrist Samuel Yochelson.
1934-1939Attended art history lectures of Elizabeth Chase at the Yale School of Fine Arts
1937 Traveled through Europe.
1939 Moved to Buffalo, New York with her husband. Became member of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
1948 Gave first lecture at a synagogue in Buffalo, "Jews in Art."
1950s Organized visits of Israeli artists to the United States.
1953 Helped bring James S. Plaut's exhibit Seven Painters of Israel to Buffalo.
1958 First trip to Israel, met Dr. Haim Gamzu and various artists.
1961 Moved to Washington D.C.
1963-1964 Organized exhibits of Israeli art in synagogues in Washington D.C.
1965 Attended opening of the National Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
1968 Appointed as art consultant for the Israel Independence Ball at Washington Hilton Hotel; organized exhibit Twenty Artists for Israel.
1970s Became a member of the Board of Governors of the Tel Aviv Museum.
1972 Third trip to Israel, visited artists and galleries.
1974 Fourth trip to Israel, met Ruth Bamberger.
1976 Samuel Yochelson died.
1977 Trip to Tel Aviv to dedicate a sculpture by Chaim Gross to the Tel Aviv Museum in memory of Samuel Yochelson.
1985Sixth trip to Israel.
1986 Exhibit of Yochelson's collection at the Dimock Gallery of George Washington University: Personal Vision: the Yochelson Collection of Israeli Art.
1988 Helped organize "Masters of Israeli Art: The Formative Years," an exhibition for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington.
1998Published book Israeli Art: Golden Threads.
2001Presented Yeshiva University Museum with personal papers for archives and artwork for art collection.
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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains papers and visual materials accumulated by Kathryn Yochelson that relate to Israeli art. For the most part, the documents pertain to Israeli artists that she researched and often corresponded with. In addition, there is also information on other people associated with the Israeli art world and museums and galleries. There is only a small amount of biographical information concerning Yochelson herself, other than what may be gleaned from her letters to individuals, writing, and photographs. The papers include clippings, correspondence, handwritten research notes, typewritten articles, and manuscripts, as well as photographs, negatives and slides, publications, postcards, and scrapbooks. Items in the collection span from 1910-2000, with bulk dates circa 1950s-1970s. English is the dominant language of the collection; other languages encountered in the papers include Hebrew, French, German, and Italian.

Material on Israeli artists and their artwork is prevalent throughout the collection, and may be found in Series I: Artists, Art Historians, and Art Critics' Files as well as in Series III: Visual Material. Artists represented widely in these two series include Reuven Rubin, Elias Newman, and Jakob Steinhardt, as well as Haim Gamzu, director of the Tel Aviv Museum. Material on Rubin includes correspondence with him and his wife that spans more than 30 years and is often personal in nature in addition to many photos of the artist and his artwork. Another topic often encountered in this collection is Yochelson's trips to Israel. Extensive slides of her trips are located in Series III, and Series II: General contains a manuscript account of her fourth trip as well as a scrapbook of her sixth one. Some of these slides and the manuscript feature photos of or information on artists Yochelson encountered during her trips. Much information is also available on Yochelson's personal collection of Israeli artwork, located in Series II, where there are clippings and financial papers concerning her acquisitions as well as information on their exhibition. Visual material concerning these pieces is also available in Series III, including pages of photo albums with commentary about the artists and their works as well as negatives, slides, and photos.

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The collection is organized in three series:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to qualified researchers. A minimum of two weeks’ advance notice is required to access these archival materials. For further information and to make an appointment, please contact Yeshiva University Museum, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011. E-mail:

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact Yeshiva University Museum, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011. E-mail:

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Related Material

Yeshiva University Museum presented an exhibition "Fruits of a Lifetime: The Kathryn Yochelson Collection of Israeli Art" from June-October 2002, with a catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition.

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Separated Material

A copy of Kathryn Yochelson's book Israeli Art: Golden Threads is available in the Yeshiva University Museum Library. Some of the artists' catalogues have been removed to the Yeshiva University Museum Library.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Papers of Kathryn M. Yochelson; box number; Yeshiva University Museum.

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1. Biographical Note compiled from Kathryn M. Yochelson's book Israeli Art: Golden Threads.

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Access points

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Container List


Series 1: Artists, Art Historians, and Art Critics' Files, 1935-2000

3.8 linear feet

Arranged alphabetically by individual's last name.

Scope and Content:

These files consist of information collected by Yochelson on individuals involved in the art scene in Israel, mainly artists, but also including art critics such as Alfred Werner, and promoters of Israeli art such as art historian Max Weber and Dr. Haim Gamzu, director of the Tel Aviv Museum. Well-known artists Yochelson acquired material on include, among many others: Mordechai Ardon, Moshe Castel, Marcel Janco, Moshe Mokady, Boris Schatz, Anna Ticho, and Joseph Zaritsky. Most information on artists consists of research notes and typewritten biographical information on the artist written by Yochelson. Many folders also contain correspondence with the artist or with his or her family, if he or she was deceased when Yochelson was conducting her research. Correspondence is often personal concerning visits, or professional, concerning Yochelson's purchases of artwork, or notification that an artist will have an upcoming exhibition. Material concerning Werner contains publications and articles written by him as well as correspondence.

A large quantity of material is available on the artists Elias Newman, Reuven Rubin, and Jakob Steinhardt. Of potential interest to researchers may be the significant amount of correspondence with Rubin and his wife, Esther. These personal letters discuss visits, Yochelson's children, exhibits, Yochelson's book on Israeli artists, and the role of art in the new nation of Israel. There are also many photographs of Rubin's artwork and detailed notes and essays concerning Rubin, his life, and his art. Much of the material on Jakob Steinhardt focuses on a children's book Yochelson planned to write on him. The correspondence between Yochelson and Steinhardt is mostly professional, and centers on the planned book. Often, the relationship between the two seems strained in the correspondence, apparently as a result of Steinhardt's editorial opinions and Yochelson's difficulty in obtaining permission to reproduce his paintings in her book. There are several typed manuscripts of the book, including a draft with handwritten changes, and two which were returned to Yochelson. One of these is from Yochelson's publisher, and includes a letter explaining his refusal to publish her book; the other is from Steinhardt, and includes a lengthy list of changes to be made to her manuscript.

Box TitleDate
1 Agam, Yaacovundated
1 Ardon, Mordecaiundated, 1959-1992
Box TitleDate
 Ardon, Mordecai: Publication (see oversized box OS 1)1967
Box TitleDate
1 Aronson, David1963-1978
1 Ascheim, Isadorundated, 1966
1 Bamberger, Ruthundated, 1950-1976
1 Ben-Haim, Israelundated, 1963-1964
1 Bergner, Yosl1965-2000
1 Bezalel, Aharonundated, 1960, 1990
1 Bezem, Naftaliundated, 1960-1978
1 Bloom, Hyman1954
1 Blum, Ludwig1952-1972
1 Blumenthal, Dvorah 1961
1 Castel, Moshe1964-1991
1 Chagal windows, Jerusalem undated, 1963-1966
1  Dobkin, Alexander1968
1  Drumlevitch, Seymorundated, 1948, 1957
1 Eisenscher, Yaacovundated, 1974
1 Fima (Ephraim Roeytenberg)undated
Box TitleDate
2 Gamzu, Haim: Clippings, Publications 1951-1992
2 Gamzu, Haim: Correspondence 1948-1983
2 Gamzu, Haim: Research Materialsundated, 1995
2  Gross, Chaim: Correspondence1972-1992
2 Gross, Chaim: Memorial for Samuel Yochelson 1976-1978
2 Gross, Chaim: Publications and Clippings1952-1972
2  Gutman, Nahum1958-1964
2  Janco, Marcelundated, 1948-1984
Box TitleDate
3  Kainen, Jacob1970-1975
3  Katz, Karlundated, 1963-1991
3  Kovarsky, Yehoshuaundated, 1954-1963
3 Krakauer, Leopoldundated
3 Landsberger, Franz 1949-1951
3 Levine, Jack 1955-1957
3 Lichtenstein, Isaac undated, 1949-1954
3  Litvinovsky, Pincasundated, 1990-1991
3 Lubin, Arie1965-1971
Box TitleDate
 Lubin, Arie: Publication (see oversized box OS 1)undated
Box TitleDate
3 Mach, Yonaundated, 1959-1963
3 Mairovich, Zwiundated, 1961-1965
3 Mane-Katz, Emanuelundated, 1984
3 Marantz, Irving1952-1958
3 Mokady, Mosheundated, 1960-2000
3 Moreh, Mordecaiundated, 1970
3 Narkis, Bezalelundated, 1972-1993
Box TitleDate
4 Newman, Elias: Autobiographyundated
4 Newman, Elias: Correspondence 1953-1954
4 Newman, Elias: Correspondence 1960-1969
4 Newman, Elias: Correspondence1973-1974
4  Newman, Elias: Correspondence1980-1989
4 Newman, Elias: Correspondence1990-1996
4 Newman, Elias: Exhibitions Material1931-1996
4 Newman, Elias: Interview 1989
4 Newman, Elias: Publications and Clippings about Newman1950-1999
4 Newman, Elias: Publications by Newman 1949-1989
Box TitleDate
5 Nikel, Leaundated, 1975
5 Ofek, Avraham1973, 1990
5 Paldi, Isrealundated, 1981
5 Perlmutter, Jackundated, 1966
5 Pins, Jacobundated
5 Plaut, James1991
5 Rodan, Yehudaundated, 1969-1983
5  Rattner, Abrahamundated, 1960-1966
5 Rohr, Joelundated, 1956-1984
Box TitleDate
6 Rubin, Esther: Correspondenceundated, 1967-1990
6 Rubin, Esther: Correspondence 1991-1993
6 Rubin, Esther: Correspondence1995-2000
6  Rubin, Reuven: Clippingsundated, 1953-1993
6 Rubin, Reuven: Correspondenceundated
6 Rubin, Reuven: Correspondence 1958
6 Rubin, Reuven: Correspondence1960-1969
6 Rubin, Reuven: Correspondence 1970-1974
6 Rubin, Reuven: Correspondence1982-1989
6 Rubin, Reuven: Generalundated, 1926, 1958
Box TitleDate
 Rubin, Reuven: Oversized Publications (see oversized box OS 1)1986
Box TitleDate
6 Rubin, Reuven: Publicationsundated, 1955-1985
6 Rubin, Reuven: Research Notes undated, 1988
Box TitleDate
7 Russota, Salaundated, 1958-1983
Box TitleDate
 Russota, Sala: Publications (see oversized box OS 1)undated
Box TitleDate
7 Schatz, Borisundated, 1951-1990
7 Shahn, Ben: Ben Shahn Archives1996-1997
7 Shahn, Ben: Clippings, Publications1956-1959
7 Shahn, Ben: Correspondence 1955-1959, 1984
7 Shalom of Safedundated, 1966-1981
7 Shemi, Menahemundated, 1992
7 Schenck, Edgar1949-1959
7 Shor, Zviundated
Box TitleDate
8  Sima, Mironundated, 1947-1988
8 Soyer, Raphael1968
8 Steinhardt, Jakob: Clippingsundated, 1957-1987
8 Steinhardt, Jakob: Correspondenceundated, 1958-1988
8 Steinhardt, Jakob: Manuscripts: Sent to Editorundated, 1964
8 Steinhardt, Jakob: Manuscripts: Sent to Steinhardtundated, 1964
8 Steinhardt, Jakob: Manuscripts: Yochelson's Copiesundated
Box TitleDate
9 Steinhardt, Jakob: Publications1949-1966
9 Steinhardt, Jakob: Research Notes and Materials for Book undated
9 Steinhardt,Jakob: Shorter Writingsundated
9  Tadmor, Zvi1961
9  Tagger, Sionna1961-1991
9 Tal, Miriamundated, 1975
9  Tamir, Mosheundated, 1957
9  Ticho, Annaundated, 1959-1984
9 Weber, Max1955-1956
9 Weil, Shragaundated, 1972-1973
Box TitleDate
10 Werner, Alfred: Clippings and Research Materials about Werner undated, 1956-1981
10  Werner, Alfred: Correspondenceundated, 1954-1976
10 Werner, Alfred: Israel Digest 1958
10  Werner, Alfred: Publications by Wernerundated, 1946-1950
10 Werner, Alfred: Publications by Werner1951-1959
10  Werner, Alfred: Publications by Werner1960-1974
10 Werner, Alfred: Publications by Werner in Congress Weekly and Congress Bi-weekly1951-1956
Box TitleDate
11 Wexler, Jacovundated
11 Yellin, Samuel1935-1982
11 Yinon, Judith1966-1972
11 Zaritsky, Josephundated
11 Zorach, William1956
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Series II: General, 1947-1999

1.6 linear feet

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Scope and Content:

This series contains general material, and includes papers such as Yochelson's general correspondence, financial papers, and publications concerning Israeli art. The general correspondence largely consists of requests for material on Israeli and Jewish art. The earliest correspondence in particular portrays Yochelson's difficulty in finding any information on Jewish art. This correspondence also contains requests for donations from charities and museums and letters of gratitude for Yochelson's work in promoting Israeli art. Almost all of this correspondence is addressed to Yochelson, although a few letters are from her. There are a few personal letters and greeting cards included here as well. This series also has some of Yochelson's financial papers, including receipts and price lists for artwork she purchased from artists. One item of particular interest is Yochelson's detailed manuscript of her fourth trip to Israel in 1974, and includes an account of her visits with several Israeli artists during the trip.

Prominent material featured in this series consists of information on Yochelson's time in Buffalo, specifically material she used in lectures and courses on Israeli and Jewish art, and documents pertaining to her work with the Buffalo Jewish Center. Material used in lectures includes texts and drafts of talks and notes. In addition, this series includes two scrapbooks of public events in Buffalo, including an exhibit of Israeli artists.

Another prominent topic in this series is the Israel Independence Ball for which Yochelson was the art consultant in 1968, and includes clippings as well as correspondence concerning its organization. This series also contains material on the exhibit of her collection of paintings at George Washington University in the late 1980s, including correspondence concerning the organization of the exhibit.

Box TitleDate
 Adas Israel Synagogue Exhibit: Scrapbook (see oversized box OS 2)1963-1964
Box TitleDate
12 American University1995
12 Archeologyundated, 1957-1969
12 Artist Essays: Artists, B-Nundated
12 Artist Essays: Artists, P-Zundated
12 Artist Essays: Institutions and People who supported Israeli Artundated
12 Bezalel Academy of Arts1995
12 Bezalel National Museum1957-1961
12 Bicentennial Fine Arts Exhibit of American Jewish Artists1976
12 Bineth Gallery, Israel 1965-1989
12 Biographical: Who's Who, Certificate, Clippings1988-1990
12 Biographical: Who's Who, Record1989
12 Book Appraisals Binder 1990-1994
12 Buffalo: Correspondence Regarding Exhibits and Lectures1949-1962
12 Buffalo: Jewish Center of Buffalo1949-1959
Box TitleDate
 Buffalo: Public Events: Scrapbook (see oversized box OS 2)1950s
 Buffalo: Public Events: 7 Painters of Israel: Scrapbook (see oversized box OS 2)1948-1960
Box TitleDate
12 Buffalo: Schlesinger, Samuel1959
12 Buffalo: Talks, "Adventures in Israeli Art" 1949
12 Buffalo: Talks, Ben Zion 1949, 1990
12 Buffalo: Talks, Israel Emphasis Week1961
Box TitleDate
13  Buffalo: Talks, "Jews in Art": Notes and Clippings 1950-1961
13 Business Cardsundated
13 Clippings of Interest Collected by Yochelson1950-1997
13 Clippings About Yochelson: Washington D.C. Press1966-1998
13 Correspondence1940-1949
13 Correspondence1949, 1983

Wischnitzer, Rachel

13 Correspondence1950-1959
13 Correspondence1960-1968
13 Correspondence1972-1978
13 Correspondence1982-1987
13 Correspondence1983

Gutmann, Joseph

13 Correspondence1940-1949
13 Correspondence1990-1999
13 Ein Hod1960-1983
13 Elections in Israel 1992
13 Exhibits: George Washington University, Correspondence1986-1988
13 Exhibits: George Washington University, Correspondence with G. Washington University1984-1986
13 Exhibits: George Washington University, Publications, Press Releases1986-1988
13  Exhibits: Jewish Community Center, Rockville, Maryland 1987-1988
Box TitleDate
14 Financial: Cashed Checks 1962-1978
14 Financial: Insurance1961-1971
14 Financial: Invoices and Receiptsundated, 1958-1974
14 Financial: Price Lists for Artworkundated, 1962-1964
14 Gallery Rosnerundated, 1965-1966
14 Goloman Galleryundated, 1977
14 Goldsten, Fanny1939-1947
14 Greenfield Galleryundated, 1966
14 Hazor Museumundated
14 Israel Independence Ball: Clippings1968
14 Israel Independence Ball: Correspondence1967-1968
14 Israel Independence Ball: Correspondence regarding exhibit "20 Artists of Israel" 1968
14  Israel Independence Ball: General1968
14 Israel Museumundated, 1960-1991
Box TitleDate
 Israel Museum, Invitation to Opening of: Scrapbook (see oversized box OS 3)
Box TitleDate
14 Israeli Art: Catalog Cardsundated
14 Israeli Art: Clippings1960-1961
14 Israeli Art: Exhibition Catalogsundated, 1949-1989
Box TitleDate
15 Israeli Art: Publications1947-1955
15 Israeli Art: Publications1958-1965
15 Israeli Art: Publications 1966-1978
Box TitleDate
 Israeli Art: Publications (see oversized box OS 1)1967
Box TitleDate
15 Jewish Art: Clippings, Publications 1949-1976
Box TitleDate
 Jewish Book of the Month Poster (see oversized box OS 1)1947
Box TitleDate
15 Jewish Museum1947-1964
15 Kefar Menahem Regional Museum1965
15 Ketubah Festival1983


15 Lachat Shlomo, Mayor of Tel Aviv1990-1999
15 Panel: "Is there Israeli Art?", Silver Spring, Maryland 1972
15 Tel Aviv Museumundated, 1961-1990
15 Trip to Israel: Manuscripts by Yochelson1974
Box TitleDate
 Trip to Israel: Scrapbook (see oversized box OS 3)1985
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Series III: Visual Material, 1910, 1952-1998

1.8 linear feet

Arranged by type of material and topic, then arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

The visual material series contains negatives, photos, extensive slides, and transparencies. Photographs are mostly personal or of artwork. Many of the slides are of Yochelson's trips to Israel.

This series contains much background material used in Yochelson's book, Israeli Art: Golden Threads. It consists of items originally found in two large photo albums, the pages of which have been removed due to preservation concerns. One album contained photographs of artwork with Yochelson's handwritten comments and description of the artist on the reverse side; these are now in folders labeled "Golden Threads: Artwork, Artists." The second album had biographical information on artists, including photographs, clippings, and index cards glued to the pages; these are now in folders labeled "Golden Threads: Photographs with commentaries."

Box TitleDate
16  Negatives: Artwork1986
16  Negatives: Exhibit at George Washington University1986
Box TitleDate
 Negatives: Masada Mountain of Memory (See Box 21)undated
Box TitleDate
16 Photo Album: Trip to Israel 1974
Box TitleDate
17 Photo Album: Golden Threads: List of Artistsundated
17 Photo Album: Golden Threads: Artists' Portraitsundated
17 Photo Album: Golden Threads: Artwork, Artists A-Eundated
17  Photo Album: Golden Threads: Artwork, Artists F-N undated
17 Photo Album: Golden Threads: Photographs with commentaries, pages 1-10undated
17 Photo Album: Golden Threads: Photographs with commentaries, pages 11-20undated
17 Photo Album: Golden Threads: Photographs with commentaries, pages 21-30undated
17 Photo Album: Golden Threads: Photographs with commentaries, pages 31-39 undated
Box TitleDate
18 Photos: Artwork: Black and White, A-Lundated
18  Photos: Artwork: Black and White, M-Zundated
18 Photos: Artwork: Colorundated
18 Photos: Artwork: From Esther Rubin Fileundated
18 Photos: Artwork: Gross, Chaimundated, 1966, 1976
18 Photos: Artwork: Newman, Eliasundated
18 Photos: Artwork: Rubin, Reuvenundated, 1954-1964
18 Photos: Artwork: Steinhardt, Jakobundated
18 Photos: Bamberger, Ruth: Artworkundated, 1956-1976
18 Photos: Bamberger, Ruth: Portraitsundated, 1952-1976
18  Photos: Exhibitsundated
18  Photos: Exhibits: George Washington University1986
18 Photos: Newman, Eliasundated
18 Photos: Rubin, Esther and Reuvenundated, 1993
18 Photos: Israel Independence Ball1968
18 Photos: Steinhardt, Jakobundated, 1910, 1963
18 Photos: Trips to Israel1955
18 Photos: Trips to Israel: The Wall, Jerusalem1975
18  Photos: Trips to Israel, Jerusalem1985
18 Photos: Unidentified: Portraitsundated
18 Photos: Yochelson: Portraits undated, 1959
18 Slides: Artwork: Copies from Booksundated
Box TitleDate
 Slides: Artwork: Early Slides of Israeli Art (see box 21)undated
Box TitleDate
18 Slides: Artwork: Ein Harod1992
18 Slides: Artwork: Israel Museumundated
18 Slides: Artwork: Israeli Artistsundated
Box TitleDate
19 Slides: Artwork: Steinhardt, Jakobundated
19 Slides: Artwork: Tel Aviv Museum1983
19 Slides: Artwork: Unidentifiedundated
19 Slides: Artwork: Yochelson Collectionundated, 1972
19 Slides: Buffalo Talkundated
19 Slides: Israeli Independence Ball Exhibition1968
19 Slides: Kanof Slides, Copies from Other Slidesundated
19  Slides: Purchasedundated
19  Slides: Sephardi Synagogue, Amsterdamundated
19 Slides: Tel Aviv Museum1983
19 Slides: Trips to Israel1958
19 Slides: Trips to Israel: Art, Moishe Castel, Rubin1958
19 Slides: Trips to Israel: Construction1958
19  Slides: Trips to Israel: Haleh Valley, King Solomon's Mines1958
19 Slides: Trips to Israel: Jerusalem, Hebrew University1958
19 Slides: Trips to Israel: Landscapes of Israel1958
19 Slides: Trips to Israel: Memorials, Graves1958
19 Slides: Trips to Israel: Synagogues1958
19  Slides: Trips to Israel: Tel Aviv, Haifa, Safed, Eilat 1958
19 Slides: Trips to Israel 1965
Box TitleDate
20 Slides: Trips to Israel1972
20 Slides: Trips to Israel1974
20 Slides: Trips to Israel1977
20 Slides: Trips to Israel1983
20 Slides: Trips to Israel1985
20 Transparencies: Artwork1998
Box TitleDate
21  Negatives: Masada Mountain of Memory undated
21  Slides: Artwork: Early Slides of Israeli Artundated
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Scope and Content:

Boxes OS 1 and OS 2 contain scrapbooks. Box OS 3 contains oversized publications.

Box TitleDate
OS 1  Artists, Art Historians, and Art Critics' Files: Ardon, Mordecai1967
OS 1  Artists, Art Historians, and Art Critics' Files: Lubin Arie undated
OS 1  Artists, Art Historians, and Art Critics' Files: Rubin, Reuven1986
OS 1  Artists, Art Historians, and Art Critics' Files: Russota Salaundated
OS 1  General: Israeli Art, Publications1967
OS 1 General: Jewish Book of the Month Poster1947
Box TitleDate
OS 2 General: Adas Israel Synagogue Exhibit: Scrapbook1963-1964
OS 2  General: Buffalo: Public Events: Scrapbook1950s
OS 2  General: Buffalo: Public Events: 7 Painters of Israel: Scrapbook 1948-1960
Box TitleDate
OS 3 General: Israel Museum, Invitation to Opening of: Scrapbook1965
OS 3  General: Trip to Israel: Scrapbook1985
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