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This week, CJH Archivists
participated in #1Lib1Ref, a collaborative

project encouraging all information professionals around the country
to edit one page, add at least one new link or citation, or start a brand new
page to further the reach of their archival holdings.

Here’s a breakdown of the
amazing CJH partner collections that are now immeasurably more accessible
thanks to their efforts!:

Georg Simmel

was a sociologist and philosopher, born 1858 in Berlin. Included in his
collection are transcripts of personal letters to Edmund Husserl (1905-1918)
and transcripts of personal correspondence between Simmel and Rainer Maria
Rilke (1898-1915). Of particular interest in this collection is a handwritten
letter from Simmel to Gertrud Kantorowicz dated May 20, 1918, in which he
discusses his disillusionment with World War I and the hope he sees in the
future of a new intellectual youth movement in Germany.

more from LBI:
Georg Simmel Collection, 1896-1918

Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry

The Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry (GNYCSJ) was
formed in 1971 by the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies and the United Jewish
Appeal of Greater New York, to address the need for an organization that would
be devoted exclusively to the problems of Soviet Jewry. The GNYCSJ served as
the coordinating body of Soviet Jewry activities for more than 85 constituent
Jewish organizations and community groups through the New York metropolitan
area, with the affiliates in the Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Jewish

more from AJHS:
Guide to the Greater New
York Conference on Soviet Jewry collection, 1964-1990, 2016

Freedom Sunday for Soviet Jews

Freedom Sunday for Soviet Jews was the title of a national march
and political rally that was held on December 6, 1987 in Washington, D.C. Posters from the rally have been digitized and are available online
from the Archives of the American Soviet Jewry Movement held by AJHS.

more from AJHS:
Guide to the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry collection,
1964-1990, 2016

Malcolm Hoenlein

Hoenlein has been the executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents
of Major American Jewish Organizations since June 1986. He is the founding
executive director of the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry and the
Jewish Community Relations Council of New York.

more from AJHS:
Guide to the Greater New York Conference on
Soviet Jewry collection, 1964-1990, 2016

Dinah Shtettin

Dinah Shtettin
was a chorus girl from an Orthodox Jewish family who married the actor Jacob P.
Adler in 1887. Although their marriage was short-lived, the couple had a
daughter–Celia Adler.

collection contains the personal and professional papers of Celia Adler and
Lazar Freed, including theatrical materials such as scripts, programs and sheet
music, correspondence, newspaper clippings, assorted publications, and
photographs of many of the members of the Adler family and their friends from
the Yiddish theater. These materials reflect the wide scope of the Adler acting
family and their immense influence on Yiddish theater, Broadway and motion

more from AJHS:
Adler Family Papers, 1893-1992 (bulk 1920-1977)

Ita Aber

Ita Aber
has been a New York artist, conservator, historian and curator for over three
decades. Her works can be found in private and museum collections in the U.S.
and Israel.

more from YUM:
Various museum object holdings


began over 130 years ago as an organization dedicated to provide relocation
assistance to persecuted Jews around the world. The organization’s mission now
includes administering assistance to refugees and immigrants of ALL backgrounds
by reuniting families and offering resettlement services through cultural and
governmental advocacy.

from AJHS and the Center for Jewish History, with generous funding from HIAS,
are currently working on a 3-year archival processing project to organize and
provide access to thousands of digital organizational photographs, HIAS’ paper
Administrative files (1950s-2000s), and limited digital access to hundreds of
HIAS client files.

more from AJHS:
HIAS Institutional Records Archival Processing Project and its companion blog OnTheRescueFront

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