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Archives related to: Schiff, Jacob H. (Jacob Henry), 1847-1920

titleJacob H. (Jacob Henry) Schiff Correspondence ; 1914-1920 [microform].
repositoryBrandeis University Library WALTHAM, MA 02454-9110
collection titleChiefly correspondence, mostly organized by correspondent. Also includes manuscript and typewritten items, as well as newsclippings and previously published material.

Biographical and Historical Notes:
Jewish-American banker and philanthropist.
extent11 reels
formatsMicrofilm
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record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
finding aidCatalogue of the Jacob H. Schiff papers can be found on reel no. 454.
acquisition informationOriginals in the American Jewish Archives;Cincinnati, Ohio.
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titlePersonal and business correspondence; documents and translations of Schiff; and second draft of Cyrus Adler's manuscript entitled "Jacob Henry Schiff, 1847-1920."; ca. 1847-1930 [microform].
repositoryBrandeis University Library
collection titleIncludes correspondence, documents and translations of Schiff writings, chiefly organized by subject. Also includes the second draft ot Cyrus adler's maunscript "Jacob Henry Schiff, 1847-1920."

Biographical and Historical Notes:
Jewish-American banker and philanthropist.
extent22 microfilm reels.
formatsMicrofilm
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record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
finding aidBrief box inventory to the collection can be found on reel 696.
acquisition informationOriginals in the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY.
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titleAmerican Museum of Natural History East Asiatic Committee Records, 1900-1912.
repositoryAmerican Museum of Natural History
collection titleRecords consist of correspondence among Museum officials, Franz Boas, Jacob H. Schiff, and others pertaining to planning collecting expedition, 1900-1906. Other correspondence pertaining to publications based on the artifacts collected and other reports and correspondence following completion of expedition, 1909-1912.

The East Asiatic Committee was formed to fund an expedition to collect anthropological artifacts illustrating the industrial and social life of China. Berthold Laufer undertook collecting funded by Jacob H. Schiff on behalf of the American Museum of Natural History.
extent.3 cubic ft
formatsCorrespondence
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record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
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titleAmerican Museum of Natural History East Asiatic Research Fund Correspondence, 1900-1904.
repositoryAmerican Museum of Natural History
collection titleCorrespondence pertaining to the collecting of ethnographic artifacts of China, funded in part by Jacob H. Schiff, and conducted by Dr. Berthold Laufer. Correspondence refers to planning the collection project, its financial aspects, and letters between Laufer in the field with Morris K. Jesup, Museum President, and with Franz Boas, Curator of the Museum's Dept. of Ethnology. Laufer briefly discusses the routes he took to collect artifacts; content of most letters is operational regarding his collecting.
extent1 v.
formatsCorrespondence
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record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
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titleAmerican Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Administration collection, 1914-1950.
repositoryAmerican Museum of Natural History
collection titleGeneral records of organization and administration of American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), and its relief activities. Includes minutes and other records of Executive Committee, 1919-1944, Board of Directors, 1932-1944, and other governing committees; records of special meetings and national conferences, 1919-1950; records of committees on war relief, 1916-1917, relief activities, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe and Palestine, 1918-1921, and cultural, medical, and other types of aid and activities, 1921-1945; files of correspondence to, by, and about JDC activists, staff, and officers including Sholem Asch, Boris Bogen, Dr. Israel Friedlaender, Joseph Schwartz, Felix Warburg, Cyrus Adler, Joseph C. Hyman, Laura Margolis Jarblum, Moses Leavitt, Louis Brandeis, and others; publicity materials, 1914-1945, including press releases, newsletters, clippings, reports, and records of publicity department; and records of fund raising campaigns, 1914-1932, including those of JDC constituent organizations, American Jewish Relief Committee for Sufferers from the War, Central Relief Committee for the Relief of Jews Suffering through the War, People's Relief Committee for the Jewish War Sufferers.

Also includes financial records, 1914-1944, including financial statements, reports, appropriations and budgets; records concerning transmission of private funds to Europe, 1914-1921, including cooperation with the United States government and with Jewish Colonization Association; and miscellaneous reports on conditions among Jews in Europe and JDC activities, 1921-1945. Additional individuals represented in collection include Jacob Schiff, Herbert Lehman, Albert Lucas, Julian Mack, Louis Marshall, and others.
extent23 cubic ft.
formatsAdministrative Records Financial Records Correspondence Clippings Printed Materials
accessRestricted use.
record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
finding aidUnpublished guide.
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titleAnnie Nathan Meyer papers, ca. 1890-1950
repositoryBarnard College
collection titleManuscripts and typescripts of Meyer's plays, her books BARNARD
BEGINNINGS and THE GALLERY-GOER'S BOOK, essays, and other writings, 1920s-1940s; playbills from performances of her plays, clippings of reviews of her books and plays, book jackets, and other literary ephemera; correspondence, 1910s-1940s, with editors, theaters, and others relating to her plays and other literary work, including correspondence with Mary Beard; correspondence with family members, 1920s-1940s, including several folders of letters from her first cousin Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo, 1920s-1930s, on personal matters; miscellaneous and unidentified letters; clippings of her magazine articles, 1890s-1930s; copies of her books; and correspondence concerning her involvement with Barnard, 1890s-1940s. Barnard correspondents include Dr. Cornelius Agnew, Rev. Arthur Brooks, Helen Erskine, Pierre Jay, Jacob H. Schiff, Ella Weed, and Barnard Deans Emily James Smith Putnam, Virginia Gildersleeve, and Millicent McIntosh.

Historical and Biographical Notes:
Writer, publicist, anti-suffragist. Meyer was a founder of Barnard College, and trustee, 1893-1942. She wrote novels, an autobiography, non-fiction books, articles, short stories, and plays.
extent2 linear ft.
formatsManuscript Writings Ephemera Correspondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record linkhttp://huc.edu/aja/Meyer.htm
record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
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titleCyrus Adler Papers, n.d., 1883-1937.
repositoryAmerican Jewish Historical Society, New York New York, NY 10011
collection titlePrimarily correspondence relating to the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning, the Jewish encyclopedia, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, the Smithsonian Institution and the American Jewish Historical Society.

Contains also correspondence arranged alphabetically including letters from the staff of the American Hebrew, the American Jewish Committee, Theodor Herzl, the Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Aid Society, the Jewish Publication Society of America, Max J. Kohler, Louis Marshall, Jacob H. Schiff, Oscar S. Straus, Henrietta Szold, Stephen S. Wise and Israel Zangwill. Contains also material on the structure of the Jewish calendar, correspondence relating to the publication of the Jefferson Bible, correspondence and research material concerning Jewish servicemen in the Spanish-American War (published in the American Jewish year book, 1900-1901), a list of ... of the U.S. Congress, material ... immigration, the Jews in Rus...cript proof articles from the Jewish quarterly review, numerous published articles by and ... Adler, and a large quantity of manuscript notes and material on Jewish history in general and American Jewish history in particular. Includes also David Sulzberger's collected data pertaining to the Jewish population in the United States-1900.
extent2.5 linear feet.
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
acquisition informationGift, in part, of the Elsie O. and Philip D. Sang Foundation, 1979.
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titleLouis Marshall Papers, 1891-1930.
repositoryAmerican Jewish Archives
collection titlePersonal and business correspondence; letters and reports relating to Palestine, anti-Semitism, politics, and Zionism; legal opinions; and printed matter concerning Marshall's participation in public affairs.

Correspondence deals with the American Bar Association, (1926-1927), the American Jewish Committee (1899-1926), the American Jewish Relief Committee (1915-1924), the Council of the Y.M.H.A. 1898-1924), the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies, of New York (1917-1918), the HIAS (1908-1929), the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (1923-1928), the Immigration Commission of the State of New York 1907-1912), the Jewish Welfare Board (1917-1922), the Kehillah of New York City (1908-1922), the Palestine Economic Corporation (1920-1929), the Romanian question (1916-1919), Alliance Israelite Universelle (1899-1929), American Jewish Congress (1902-1925), American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (1894-1929), American Red Cross (1917-1921 Central Conference of American Rabbis (1899-1928), Council of Jewish Communal Institutions (1908-1915), Council of Jewish Women (1908-1922), Educational Alliance (1891-1929), Federation of American Zionists (1899-1909), Intercollegiate Menorah Association (1914-1921), Jewish Chautauqua Society (1894-1924), Jewish Theological Seminary of America (1899-1939), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (1919-1929), and Union of American Hebrew Congregations (1894-1929).

Correspondents include Michael Aaronsohn, Cyrus Adler, Felix Adler, Max Adler, Simon Adler, Paul Baerwals, Newton D. Baker, Joseph Barondess, Bernard M. Baruch, James M. Beck, James H. Becker, Nissim Behar, Mendel Beilis, Samson, Benderly, Henry Berkowitz, Meyer Berlin, Isaac W. Bernheim, Herman Bernstein, Samuel Bettelheim, Jacob Billikopf, David Blaustein, Franz Boas, Boris D. Bogen, William E. Borah, Louis D. Brandeis, David M. Bressler, David A. Brown, Fulton Bryslawski, Abraham Cahan, Benjamin N. Cardozo, Emanuel Celler, Henry Cohen, S. Solis Cohen, Calvin Coolidge, Philip S. Cowen, Abraham Cronbach, Harry Cutler, Gotthard Deutsch, Samuel Dickstein, Max Drob, Abram I. Elkus, Nathaniel A. Elsberg; Hyman G. Enelow, Jacob Epstein, Wilhelm Felderman, Bernard Flexner, Henry Ford, Lee K. Frankel, Felix Frankfurter, Harry Friedenwald, Herbert Friedenwald, Israel Friedlaender, Louis Friedman, Henry M. Goldfogle, Richard J.H. Gottheil, Samuel Greenbaum, Daniel Guggenheim, Simon Guggenheim, Samuel B. Hamburger, Max Heller, Maurice B. Hexter, Herbert C. Hoover, Charles Evans Hughes, Mordecai Kaplan, Frances Kellor, Kaufmann Kohler, Max J. Kohler, Nathan Krass, Adolf J. Kraus, Isaac Landman, Albert D. Lacker, Herbert H. Lehman, Irving Lehman, David Leventritt, Adolph Lewisohn, David Lubin, Albert Lucas, Julian W. Mack, Judah L. Magnes, Mendes H. Pereira, Nathan J. Miller, Henry Morgenthau, Adoph S. Ochs, and David De Sola Pool.

Additional correspondents include James N. Rosenberg, Julius Rosenwald, Adolph Joachim Sabath, Herbert Samuel, Solomon Schechter, Jacob H. Schiff, Mortimer L. Schiff, Alfred E. Smith, Benjamin Stolz, Harlan F. Stone, Isidor Straus, Oscar S. Straus, Mayer Sulzberger, Cyrus L. Sulzberger, Henrietta Szold, William H. Taft, Henry M. Toch, Samuel Untermyer, Lillian D. Wald, Morris David Waldman, Felix M. Warburg, Paul M. Warburg, A. Leo Weil, Chaim Weizmann, Louis Wiley, Leo Wise, Stephen S. Wise, Simon Wolf, David Yellin, Israel Zangwill, and William Zukerman.

Biographical and Historical Notes:
Lawyer, civic and communal leader, civil rights advocate, labor union meditator, and philanthropist, of New York, N.Y.
extent50.4 linear ft.
formatsBusiness Papers Personal Papers Correspondence Reports Legal Papers
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
finding aidFinding aid in the repository.
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titleFelix M. Warburg Papers, 1895-1937.
repositoryAmerican Jewish Archives
collection titleCorrespondence, addresses, records, minutes of various committee meetings, and reports. A partial list of correspondents and organizations include Cyrus Adler, American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, American Jewish Relief Committee, American Red Cross, American School of Oriental Research, Amos Society, Paul Baerwald, Jacob Billikopf, Boris D. Bogen, David M. Bressler, Bureau of Jewish Social Research, Educational Alliance, Albert Einstein, Abram I. Elkus, Hyman G. Enelow, Morris Engelman, Federation of Jewish Charities, Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies of New York City, Bernard Flexner, Lee K. Frankel Felix Frankfurter, Julius Goldman, I.E. Goldwasser, Richard Gottheil, Hadassah, Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society, Hebrew Union College, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Alfred M. Heinsheimer, Henry Street Settlement, Maurice B. Hexter, Herbert C. Hoover, Jewish Agency for Palestine, Jewish Chautauqua Society, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Max J. Kohler, George Alexander Kohut, Isaac Landman, Neville J. Laski, Morris S. Lazaron, Herbert H. Lehman, Irving Lehman, Adolph Lewisohn, Julian W. Mack, Judah L. Magnes, Louis Marshall, H. Pereira Mendes, Henry Morgenthau, National Conference of Jewish Social Service, and National Coordinating Committee for Aid to Refugees and Emigrants Coming from Germany.

Other correspondents and organizations include Palestine Economic Corporation, David de Sola Pool, James N. Rosenberg, Julius Rosenwald, Herbert Samuel, Jacob H. Schiff, Mortimer L. Schiff, Max Senior, Isidore Singer, Sol M. Stroock, Henrietta Szold, William H. Taft, Union of American Hebrew Congregations, United Jewish Appeal, Lillian D. Wald, Chaim Weizmann, World Jewish Congress, Young Men's Hebrew Association, Young Women's Hebrew Association, and Zionist Organization of America.

Biographical and Historical Notes:
Banker, philanthropist, and Jewish communal leader, of New York, N.Y.
extent9 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Reports
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
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titleJoseph Stolz Papers, 1885-1946.
repositoryAmerican Jewish Archives
collection titleCorrespondence and memorabilia including correspondence relating to personal matters, intermarriage problems, Palestine, Henry Ford's attacks against the Jews, and the Synagogue Pension Fund; together with sermons, pamphlets, newsclippings, and other papers. Correspondents include Cyrus Adler, Ralph W. Mack, David Philipson, Solomon Schecter, Jacob H. Schiff, George Zepin, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and the Union of American Herbrew Congregations.

Biographical and Historical Notes:
Rabbi, of Chicago, Ill.
extent3.3 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Ephemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
finding aidFinding aid in the repository.
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titleHenry Cohen Papers, 1850-1950
repositoryUniversity of Texas, Austin
collection titlePapers concern Cohen's career and those of members of his family; his social welfare activities, especially in the fields of prison reform, hospitals, schools, and immigration. Papers include correspondence, diaries, notebooks, financial records, sermons, poetry, lectures, photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, scrapbooks, certificates, postcards, galley proofs, and guest books.

Biographical and Historical Notes:
Henry Cohen was born April 7, 1863 in London England. In 1884 he was ordained a rabbi and led congregations in Kingston, Jamaica (1884-1885) and Woodville, Mississippi (1885-1888) before transferring to Galveston, Texas where he led the Temple B'nai Israel from 1888 to 1949. Cohen was influential in religious and social welfare activities in Texas; he was especially well-known for his work on hospitals, schools, and immigration issues. A noted prison reformer, Cohen served on the Texas Prison Board. An authority on the Talmud, Cohen published a number of essays. He married Mollie Levy of Galveston and the couple had two children.
extent52 ft., 3 in
formatsCorrespondence Diaries Notebooks Financial Records Photographs
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record linkhttp://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utcah/00020/cah-00020.html
record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
finding aidIn repository and on repository's web site.
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titleOsborn family Papers, 1832-1936.
repositoryThe New-York Historical Society
collection titleCorrespondence, diaries, writings, photographs, printed material, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous papers, ca. 1832-1936, of Henry Fairfiled Osborn and his family, residents of New York (N.Y.), Garrison, N.Y. and Fairfield, Conn.

Included in the collection is material relating to the Cady ? hundreds of letters between Osborn, his parents, William Henry and Virginia R. Osborn, his wife, Lucretia Perry Osborn and their children; diaries (46 v.)including travel diaries of Osborn's parents and his own diaries, 1867-1885, 1899-1935; correspondence, 1870s-1935 between Osborn and Prof. H.B. Scott; typewritten extracts relating to Osborn and the Princeton Scientific Expedition to the West (1877) from "W.B. Scott: Materials for an Autobiography;" correspondence, 1883-1935, between Osborn and Sir Edward B. Poulton; ? material on the Museum's Theodore Roosevelt Memorial (cornerstone laid 1931); papers concerning Osborn's retirement as President of AMNH in 1933; and papers relating to his membership in numerous societies and reception of honorary degrees, medals &decoration. In addition, there are a few letters from Howard Crosby Butler, Charles F. Dawes, Seth Low, John Muir, and Edith Roosevelt.

Much of the correspondence and diaries also available in typewritten transcripts.

Biographical and Historical Notes:
Prominent New York family that included Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857-1935), paleontologist, museum administrator & educator. President of the American Museum of Natural History, New York City, 1908-1933.

Related Titles:
American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and W. 79th St., New York, N.Y. 10024.

Location
New-York Historical Society

Collection
Mss Collection

Call Number
Osborn
extentca. 5000 items, (26 boxes)
formatsCorrespondence Diaries Writings Photographs Printed Materials
accessAccess: open to qualified researchers at The New-York Historical Society.
record sourcehttp://www.bobcat.nyu.edu
finding aidUnpublished finding aid available at repository.
acquisition informationGift of Mr. James F. Carr, 1972.
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titlePaul Abelson Papers, 1892-1954.
repositoryAmerican Jewish Archives
collection titlePapers trace Abelson's involvement with the educational and civic activities of the immigrant and Jewish populations in New York City. The collection includes correspondence, speeches, reports, memorabilia, newsclippings, articles, and pamphlets concerning his career as an educator, lawyer, social worker, and labor arbitrator.

Subjects covered include antisemitism, arbitration, child welfare, adult education, immigrants and immigration, the Kehillah, settlement houses, East Side Civic Club, and Educational Alliance.

Biographical and Historical Notes:
Lawyer, educator, social worker, and labor arbitrator, of New York, N.Y.
extent2.1 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Writings Ephemera Clippings Printed Materials
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record linkhttp://www.huc.edu/aja/Al-Marcu.htm
record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
finding aidFinding aid in the repository.
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titleEdward B M Brown Papers, 1865-1929.
repositoryAmerican Jewish Archives
collection titleCorrespondence series covers a wide range of topics including political and legal affairs, rabbinical activities, speaking engagements, travels, and family.

Legal series includes court records and depositions from civil actions in which Browne was involved including lengthy and detailed depositions from Browne and other witnesses connected to his slander suit against a New Orleans newspaper in the early 1880s, a deposition from Browne connected to his work with the Louis Berkowitz case in 1919, and court records from the Browne vs. Forward Association civil suit, 1917; together with his application for the New York Bar, deeds, and a marriage certificate.

Writings series includes newspaper clippings about Browne, miscellaneous pamphlets, and page proofs of an article, "Jews of the South," which describes Browne's work with the Adolph Reich murder case; together with pages from a book by and about Browne, published ca. 1888, with his handwritten notations and comments in the margin.

Other materials include a handwritten book of poems by Browne (1868-1869) and handwritten notes, information, and clippings pertaining to Browne's service as a pallbearer at President Grant's funeral. Correspondents include Theodore Roosevelt, Benjamin Harrison, Isaac M. Wise, John Sherman, Louis Marshall, and Jacob Schiff.

Biographical and Historical Notes:
Rabbi, physician, and lawyer; b. 1845; d. 1929.
extent.8 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Legal Papers Writings Clippings
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record linkhttp://www.huc.edu/aja/ebm.htm
record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
finding aidFinding aid in the repository.
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titleJohn Appleton Stewart correspondence, ca. 1902-ca. 1932 (MssCol 2887)
repositoryNew York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division
collection titleCollection consists of letters written to Stewart concerning his various civic and political interests.

Particular focus is on his activities with the League of Republican Clubs, his promotion of the centenary of peace among English-speaking people and the bicentennial commemoration of George Washington's birthday.

Biographical and Historical Notes:
John Appleton Stewart (1865-1928) was an American manufacturer and promoter. In addition to his business activities as director of various manuufacturing companies, he was well-known for his promotion of patriotic causes and his interest in U.S.-England good will. He founded with Joseph Butler the Sulgrave Institution, was president of the New York State League of Republican Clubs, and was a member or officer of numerous civic and political organizations.
extent1.2 linear feet (4 boxes)
formatsCorrespondence
accessApply in Special Collections Office for admission to the Manuscripts and Archives Division.
record linkhttp://www.nypl.org/sites/default/files/archivalcollections/pdf/stewartja.pdf
record sourcehttp://catalog.nypl.org/record=b11985444~S98
finding aidCollection guide available in repository and on internet: http://catnyp.nypl.org/search?/XJohn+Appleton+Stewart+&searchscope=1&SORT=R/XJohn+Appleton+Stewart+&searchscope=1&SORT=R&Submit=Search&SUBKEY=John%20Appleton%20Stewart%20/1,5,5,B/l856~b3428067&FF=XJohn+Appleton+Stewart+&searchscope=1&SORT=R&1,1,,1,0
acquisition informationreceived from purchase Sweet Auction House, 12/31/1938.
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titleAmerican Museum of Natural History. Expedition to China (1901-1904) Correspondence, 1900-1904, (bulk 1901-1904).
repositoryAmerican Museum of Natural History
collection titleThe collection consists of 16 folders of material, primarily typewritten correspondence (some carbon copies), relating to the planning, organization and progress of the Expedition to China. The majority of the letters are between Laufer and Boas, with Laufer supplying regular reports on his work to Boas, who disseminated and coordinated the information among others: particularly Morris K. Jesup, the chairman of the Committee on Collections from Eastern Asia; and Jacob H. Schiff, who financed the expedition.

Laufer and Boas also discussed the interpretation and presentation of the artifacts in Laufer's collections, with Boas providing editorial and critical comments for the proposed publication of the results. Anthropologist Clark Wissler is among the other correspondents.

Biographical and Historical Notes:
The American Museum of Natural History's 1901-1904 Expedition to China was one of the first American attempts to study the history and culture of a literate, technologically sophisticated civilization. Led by Berthold Laufer, the expedition was intended to be a holistic anthropological study, documenting the industrial and social life of the Chinese people. Laufer's work encompassed ethnology, archaeology and physical anthropology; his collections included books, paintings, inscriptions, bas-reliefs, bronzes, pottery, metal mirrors, theater puppets and musical transcriptions.

Berthold Laufer was a philologist, anthropologist, museum curator and sinologist. Laufer was born in Germany and studied Asian languages at the University of Leipzig. In 1898 and 1899 he led expeditions to Sakhalin and the Amur River region of Siberia during the Jesup North Pacific Expedition directed by Franz Boas, who became Laufer's mentor. From 1901 to 1904, Laufer worked in China, collecting for the American Museum of Natural History. Laufer moved to the Field Museum of Natural History in 1907, becoming curator of anthropology, and leading two more expeditions: to China and Tibet in 1908-1910, and to China in 1923. Laufer published over 200 works on ethnology, language studies, art, archaeology, and the histories of domestic animals and cultivated plants.
extent.25 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence
accessAccess by appointment with Special Collections.
record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
finding aidNo finding aid.
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titleCommittee of Fifteen records, 1900-1901 (MssCol 608).
repositoryNew York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division
collection titleCollection consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, and other records of the Committee of Fifteen.

Correspondence, 1900-1901, of George W. Morgan, assistant secretary of the Committee, is with the public, Committee members, New York State Assembly members, and the New York City Dept. of Health. Other records of the Committee's investigations include notebooks containing entries detailing visits and violations; affidavits and reports made by investigators; and scrapbooks of press clippings, 1900-1901, about New York City politics, police and vice.

Biographical and Historical Notes:
The Committee of Fifteen was a non-partisan citizens' committee established in 1900 to investigate the cause and extent of the increase in prostitution and gambling in New York City and to promote legislation necessary to correct the problem. The Committee, consisting of prominent bankers, lawyers and businessmen, published its report, The Social Evil With Special Reference to Conditions Existing in the City of New York, in 1902.

Entire collection available on microfilm.
extent13 linear feet
formatsAdministrative Records Correspondence Notes Reports Ephemera
accessApply in Special Collections Office for admission to the Manuscripts and Archives Division.
record linkhttp://www.nypl.org/sites/default/files/archivalcollections/pdf/committeeoffifteen.pdf
record sourcehttp://catalog.nypl.org/record=b11652265~S1
finding aidCollection guide available in repository and on internet: http://catnyp.nypl.org/search?/tCommittee+of+Fifteen+records%2C+1900-1901./tcommittee+of+fifteen+records+1900-1901/1,1,1,B/l856~b2686963&FF=tcommittee+of+fifteen+records+1900-1901&1,1,,1,0/startreferer//search/tCommittee+of+Fifteen+records%2C+1900-1901./tcommittee+of+fifteen+records+1900-1901/1,1,1,B/frameset&FF=tcommittee+of+fifteen+records+1900-1901&1,1,/endreferer/
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titleJacob H. Schiff Papers, 1914-1920.
repositoryAmerican Jewish Archives
collection titleCollection consists of correspondence and reports concerning Schiff's philanthropic, political, educational, and immigrational activities, relief problems, the outbreak of the First World War, the inhuman treatment of the Jews in Poland, relief for Antwerp Jews and for Jewish sufferers from the war, the struggle between Zionists and non-Zionists in Germany, the language question in Jerusalem, the founding of a Jewish Institute of Technology in Haifa, American-German relations during World War I, Jewish agricultural and industrial problems, literary, scientific, and religious questions, business matters, financial transactions with the United States Treasury Department, and the restoration of Palestine.

Some of the individuals and organizations included in the collection are Cyrus Adler, the American Jewish Committee, the American Jewish Relief Committee, the American Red Cross, Charles L. Bernheimer, Jacob Billikopf, David A. Brown, Abram I. Elkus, Julius Goldman, Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society, Henry Street Settlement, Intercollegiate Menorah Association, Morris Jastrow, Jewish Chautauqua Society, Joseph Krauskopf, David Lubin, Julian W. Mack, Judah L. Magnes, Louis Marshall, William G. McAdoo, H. Pereira Mendes, Henry Morgenthau, Julius Rosenwald, Union of American Hebrew Congregations, Lillian D. Wald, Stephen S. Wise, Simon Wolf, and the Zionist Organization of America.

Biographical and Historical Notes:
Financier and noted communal activist and philanthropist.
extent16.3 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Reports
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
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titleWillard Dickerman Straight papers, 1825-1925. (#1260)
repositoryCornell University Libraries
collection titleMicrofilmed papers of Willard D. Straight consist of personal and official correspondence, both original and typescript copies, and reports chiefly concerning his association with the Chinese Imperial Customs Service (1902-04). Documented is his employment with Reuters during the Russo-Japanese War (1904-05); with the United States Department of State in Korea and Manchuria (1904-09); and with Edward H. Harriman, Jacob H. Schiff, and J.P. Morgan and Company (1904-09).

Letters and reports address in particular the interest of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft in the Harriman-Schiff-Morgan proposals for investments in China from 1907-09; and concern Japanese diplomacy and finance, 1909-10; Straight's interest in THE NEW REPUBLIC and the American Asiatic Association; his role in the "preparedness" campaign in New York through the Mayor's Committee on National Defense (1915-17); his connection with the American International Corporation (1916-18);
his conduct of joint purchasing operations for the French and British governments through J.P. Morgan (1915-16); his efforts to establish the merit system in the State Department career service; and his administration of the War Risk Insurance Bureau and the establishment of its headquarters overseas (1918). In addition, there are many letters to his wife, with comments on the Red Cross, U.S. Army promotional policies, Pershing as a commander, and the American Expeditionary Force.
The collection also includes his diaries (1901-18), with transcriptions, reports, and other papers about the development of railroads, waterways, and coal mines in China and Manchuria, currency reform in China, the proposed international loan to China (1909-11), and the Far Eastern situation in general. There are also books of clippings on the Russo-Japanese War and other events in the Orient, and on the World War I work of Mr. and Mrs. Straight.

Also many letters of condolence, memorials and memoirs written at the time of Straight's death, and correspondence and reports about the building of Willard Straight Hall at Cornell (1919-22).

Non-microfilmed papers include documents on his parents and genealogy; Bordentown Military Institute; military training; Cornell; George Collingwood Bennett, Straight's valet, including photographs and memorabilia; tributes, publications, drafts, inventories and seances following Straight's death; correspondence; and a diary.

Also included are photographs and photograph albums, postcards, and commercial views; published and unpublished watercolors; pen, pencil, and crayon sketches; and charcoals by Willard Straight. This includes student work such as architectural drawings, watercolors, life drawings, and sketches for the CORNELLIAN and the WIDOW, two Cornell newspapers. Also, artwork collected by the Straights, certificates, and maps.

Biographical Note
Willard D. Straight was born on January 31, 1880 in Oswego, New York. His father died in 1886; the next year Straight and his family moved to Japan. In 1890 his mother died and he returned to Oswego. He attended Bordentown Military Institute in New Jersey, 1896-97, and majored in architecture at Cornell University, 1897-1901.

In November 1901 he was appointed to a position with the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs Service, and from 1902-04 he was personal secretary to Sir Robert Hart, Inspector General of the Service in Peking. Also in 1902, he illustrated VERSE AND WORSE for J.O.P. Bland. In June 1905 he was appointed Vice-Consul under Edwin V. Morgan in Seoul, Korea.

In June 1906 he was appointed Consul-General at Mukden, Manchuria. In 1909 he illustrated HOUSEBOAT DAYS IN CHINA, again for Bland. That June he left the consular service to represent J.P. Morgan and Company and other banks and investors, the American Group.

In 1911, he married Dorothy Payne Whitney. They left China in 1912 when revolution broke out, returning to the United States. Straight continued to encourage investment in China through the American Asiatic Association, of which he became president in 1913. In 1914, the Straights began publication of THE NEW REPUBLIC.

In 1915 Straight resigned from J.P. Morgan and was appointed third vice president of American International Corporation. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1917. In 1918, while arranging for the arrival of the American Peace Mission in Paris, Straight contracted pneumonia, and he died on December 1, 1918.
extent28 cubic ft.
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence Photographs Diaries Manuscript
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttps://catalog.library.cornell.edu
finding aidIn repository and on repository's web site.
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titleThe Fototeca Berenson (Villa I Tatti Photo Archives)
repositoryBiblioteca Berenson, Villa I Tatti
collection titleThe collection contains about 300,000 photographs, many of them collected by Berenson himself from the 1880s until the time of his death in 1959. Many have notes on the back in his handwriting. Many show works of art before restoration, and others show images since destroyed.

An important section, "Homeless paintings", contains photographs of works whose current location is unknown. The photographs are almost exclusively black and white in a variety of photographic media, such as albumen, gelatine, or carbon.

About 3000 large-format photographs are stored separately. In addition, there is a considerable amount of documentary material in the form of clippings, notes and printed reproductions.

The photographs are arranged according to Berenson's original scheme, by school: Florence, Siena, Central Italy, Northern Italy, Lombardy, Venice, Southern Italy. Within each school they are arranged by artist, then by topography, followed by homeless. Paintings and drawings are arranged separately.

The main focus of the collection is on Italian painting and drawing from the mid-thirteenth to the mid-sixteenth centuries. This part of the collection continues to be developed through the acquisition of new materials and through photographic campaigns. Later periods are also represented but in smaller scale, without systematic updating.

There is also material on medieval painting, arranged topographically; manuscript illumination, arranged according to present location; archeology; Byzantine art and architecture, arranged both by artist and by location; and non-Italian art, arranged by country. Finally a section of 8000 photographs is devoted to the art of the Far East, India and Islam.

In addition to the original Berenson nucleus, collections of prints, glass plates, negatives and transparencies have entered the Fototeca.

These include the collections of Emilio Marcucci (nineteenth-century projects for the completion of various Florentine monuments), George Kaftal (representations of saints in Italian painting of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries), Henry Clifford (painting thirtheenth to seventeenth centuries), Giorgio Castelfranco (Italian art thirteenth to twentieth centuries), Giannino Marchig (restoration), Frederick Hartt (Michelangelo, Giulio Romano), Giuseppe Marchini (Italian art and stained glass), and Craig H. Smyth (Renaissance painting and drawing).

There is a small collection of micropublications and microfiche (162,386 frames): L=index photographique de l'art en France (95,648); Sotheby's Pictorial Archive - Old Master Paintings (45,472); Christie's Pictorial Archive Italian School (9,898); Christie's Pictorial Archive - New York 1977-95 Old Master Paintings & Drawings (11,368). The microfilm of the Bartsch Corpus comprises about 42,000 frames.

Notes
Most photographers not identified.

extent300,000 + photographs
formatsPhotographs Reproductions Microfilm Artist Files
accessContact Ilaria Della Monica the archivist at the Berenson Library for restrictions and appointments.
record linkhttp://via.lib.harvard.edu/via/deliver/advancedsearch?_collection=via
record sourcehttp://itatti.harvard.edu/
finding aidCurrently, there is no catalog of the photographs at Villa I Tatti. In some cases, Artist Files, can be found school (i.e. Venetian, Lombard, Northern Italy, Central Italy, etc. . .) and some are cataloged in Harvard's online catalog, HOLLIS.
acquisition informationOriginally formed by Bernard Berenson the Library continues to add to the file.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:10
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titleM. Knoedler & Co. records, approximately 1848-1971
repositoryThe Getty Research Institute
collection titleThe records of M. Knoedler & Co. document the business of the prominent American art dealer from the mid-19th century to 1971, when the Knoedler Gallery was acquired by Armand Hammer. The archive traces the development of the once provincial American art market into one of the world's leading art centers and the formation of the private art collections that would ultimately establish many of the nation's leading art museums, such as the Frick Collection and the National Gallery of Art.

It brings to the foreground the business side of dealing as artworks shuttled back and forth among Knoedler, fellow dealers, and collectors, documenting developments in art connoisseurship, shifting tastes, the changing role of art in American society, and the essential role of private collectors in the formation of public American art collections.

The records provide insight into broader economic, social and cultural histories and the nation's evolving sense of place in the world. The Knoedler Gallery became one of the main suppliers of old master and post-Impressionist paintings in the United States. Financial records of the firm provide crucial provenance information on the large number of artworks in American museums that were sold by the gallery. The archive includes stock books, sales books and commission books; correspondence with collectors, artists, art dealers and other associates; photographs of the artworks sold by the gallery; records from the firm's offices in London, Paris and other cities; exhibition files; framing and restoration records, and records of the firm's Print Department.

Selected portions of the archive have been digitized and made available online. Connect to selected digitized portions of the archive.

Arranged in 14 series:
Series I. Stock books;
Series II. Sales books;
Series III. Commission books;
Series IV. Inventory cards;
Series V. Receiving and shipping records;
Series VI. Correspondence;
Series VII. Photographs;
Series VIII. Exhibition files;
Series IX. American Department records;
Series X. Framing and restoration records;
Series XI. Print Department records;
Series XII. Other financial records;
Series XIII. Library cards, scrapbooks, and research materials;
Series XIV. Knoedler family papers


Biographical/Historical Note:
M. Knoedler & Co. was a successor to the New York branch of Goupil & Co., an extremely dynamic print-publishing house founded in Paris in 1827. Goupil's branches in London, Berlin, Brussels, and The Hague, as well as New York, expanded the firm's market in the sale of reproductive prints.

The firm's office in New York was established in 1848. In 1857, Michael Knoedler, an employee of Goupil and a manager for the firm, bought out the interests in the firm's New York branch, conducted the business under his own name, and diversified its activities to include the sale of paintings. Roland Knoedler, Michael's son, took over the firm in 1878 and with Charles Carstairs opened galleries in Paris and London.

In 1928, the management of the firm passed to Roland's nephew Charles Henschel, Carman Messmore, Charles Carstairs and Carstairs' son Carroll. In 1956 Henschel died, and E. Coe Kerr and Roland Balaÿ, Michael Knoedler's grandson, took over. In 1971 the firm was sold to businessman and collector Armand Hammer. The gallery closed in November 2011.

extent3042.6 linear feet (5550 boxes, 17 flat file folders).
formatsAuction Catalogs Business Records Correspondence Financial Records Ephemera
accessOpen for use by qualified researchers, with the following exceptions. Boxes 77, 262-264, 1308-1512, 1969-1974, 3592-3723 are restricted due to fragility. Box 4468 is restricted until 2075.
record linkhttp://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2012m54
record sourcehttp://primo.getty.edu/GRI:GETTY_ALMA21129976460001551
contact informationContact gallery's archivist
finding aidAt the Getty Research Institute and over their website.
acquisition informationAcquired in 2012.
updated05/29/2018 14:44:15
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