Preliminary Listing of Holdings, compiled by Judith E. Endelman (February 1978).
Other archival collections pertain to East European Jewry and possibly to Russian/ Soviet Jews as well.
Papers, ca. 1874–1902, 4 items. Green booklet with regulations, rights, and privileges for Russian military reservists according to the law of 1874; travel permit of Moshe Yutkovsky, son of Itzak, to go to various towns and places in Russia, October 1902October 1903, indicates nationality, issued in Grodno region (1 brown sheet); identity paper of Liebe Hayimoff, a soldier of the lowest rank (enlisted 1 January 1894, released in 1897), 1 green sheet. All 3 items in Russian. Also, brown booklet with Austrian passport permitting travel to Germany from Buczacz in East Galicia, 1900, in German and Polish. In poor physical condition.
Collection, 1920–34, ca. 30 items. Includes papers of Arthur Cherep-Spiridovich, 1 file, a conservative Russian monarchist active in the U.S. after the Revolution, who played a major role in dissemination of the spurious Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
Eugene Manuel (1823-1901)
Papers, 1860–1900, 1 box. French poet. A founder of the Alliance Israelite Universelle, 1860, a group which assisted Russian Jews in emigrating.
Israel Friedlaender (1876-1920)
Papers, 1888–1955, 8 ft. Semiticist and American Jewish communal leader. Professor of Bible at J.T.S.A., 1903–20. Contains a diary from 1920 kept while on a mission for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee visiting war-ravaged Jewish communities in Eastern Europe. His party spent some time in Russia. In July 1920 the group was waylaid by bandits in the Ukraine and Friedlaender and Bernard Cantor, an American rabbi, were murdered.
Jewish Theological Seminary of America Library
Records, 1898–72, 5 boxes. Includes 1 box of correspondence pertaining to an attempt to purchase the Judaica library of Baron David de Guenzburg from his widow, Baroness Mathilde de Guenzberg of St. Petersburg, 1911–17. The effort failed and the collection is now in the Lenin State Library, Moscow.