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Collection Title: Aaron Family Papers
Creator: Aaron Family
1848-1978
1920-1970
Extent: 7.5 cubic feet (15 boxes)
Abstract: The Aaron Family is a prominent family in Pittsburgh. These papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, financial material, reports, ledgers, scrapbooks, and other sundry items. The materials primarily document the work of Marcus Aaron and his daughter-in-law, Maxine Goldmark Aaron, on the Pittsburgh Board of Education.
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Collection Title: Adath Jeshurun Congregation Records
1922-2003 [Bulk 1950-1960, 1985-1999]
Extent: 7 linear feet Twelve boxes (Box 1-12) and four shelf volumes
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Collection Title: William Ira Adelman Papers,
1943-1950
Extent: .2 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract: William Ira Adelman was a Pittsburgh resident who served in the Navy during World War II. He was killed on December 10, 1944, when a kamikaze pilot struck his boat. This collection consists of reproductions of correspondence, photographs, documents, and news clippings pertaining to Adelman's involvement in the war from a scrapbook kept by the family.
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Collection Title: Congregation Ahavos Zedeck Records
1900-c1954
Extent: .5 linear feet (1 boxes)
Abstract: Congregation Ahavos Zedeck was founded in 1900 to serve the Jewish community in the Glenwood section of Pittsburgh; later the congregation served the Hazelwood area as well. The records consist of the Congregation’s minute book from 1920 to 1930, a photocopy of the minute book, an undated letter regarding the sale of the Congregation’s building to the Hazelwood Christian and Missionary Alliance, and the text of memorial inscriptions.
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Collection Title: American Friends of Israel War Disabled Records
1974-2011
Extent: 1 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract: The American Friends of Israel War Disabled is a nonprofit organization that arranges hosted tours in the United States for disabled Israeli military and police veterans. The program, which was founded in Pittsburgh by Sylvia Robinson in 1975, collaborates with the Zahal Disabled Veterans Organization of Israel to select veterans and arrange the tours each year. The tours are intended to encourage relationships across the Jewish community, build morale and educate the American public about the sacrifices of Israeli soldiers and citizens. The American Friends of Israel War Disabled Collection includes correspondence, itineraries, administrative materials, audio tapes, publicity and photographs relating to the organization and completion of the host tours. The collection also includes material regarding the foundation of AFIWD and other programs in the U.S.
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Collection Title: The Records of the American Society for Technion Women's Division
1953-1994
Extent: 1.75 cubic feet (4 boxes)
Abstract: The American Society for Technion (ATS) was founded in 1940 as a support organization of the Technion--Israel Institute of Technology, Israel's only technological university. The Women's Division of the American Society for Technion was founded in 1956 with the same mission as the larger organization--to support Technion by raising funds for Technion programs and by raising awareness of Technion in the community. The records include fund-raising events; photographs, miscellaneous papers, correspondence, minutes of chapter meetings, guest lists, membership lists, announcements of scholarship winners, an undated copy of the organization's constitution and chapter newsletters. Also included are a few newsletters and brochures from the regional and national organizations.
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Collection Title: Anna Greenberg Family Papers and Photographs
1905-2013
Extent: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract: This collection, consisting mainly of photographs, documents the life of a 20th-century Jewish family in Pittsburgh, including neighborhood scenes, recreation at city parks and the Emma Farm Camp, workplace scenes at the Veterans Administration, friends and relatives in the military during World War II, and family holidays.
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Collection Title: Atlas Family Papers,
1908-2002
Extent: 2 linear feet Two boxes and one volume
Abstract: Ralph Atlas, born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1908, was a commissioned officer in the British Army of the Middle East, trained Jewish Palestinian volunteers in the Corps of Royal Engineers and participated in the Syrian and North African campaigns. A graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology, Atlas settled permanently in Pittsburgh after the war, where he worked for Apollo Steel and later for Green Engineering International. These papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, notebooks, programs, and photocopies of articles, vital records, and obituaries.
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Collection Title: Atlas Family Photographs,
c1915-1986
Extent: .25 linear feet One box
Abstract: Ralph Atlas, born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1908, was a commissioned officer in the British Army of the Middle East, trained Jewish Palestinian volunteers in the Corps of Royal Engineers and participated in the Syrian and North African campaigns. A graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology, Atlas settled permanently in Pittsburgh after the war, where he worked for Apollo Steel and later for Green Engineering International. The collection includes photographs of Ralph Atlas and his family, the Carnegie Mellon Class of 1935, a Levinson Steel Christmas party, and the Three Rivers Regatta, as well as two slides of the Apollo Steel Company.
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Collection Title: William Barsky Papers
1942-1949
Extent: 1 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract: The William Barsky Papers consist primarily of letters he wrote to his sister, the Pittsburgh sculptor Sibyl Barsky Grucci, from his entry into Army basic training in 1942 until his death in Italy in April, 1945.
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Collection Title: Beaver Valley United Jewish Community Records,
1903-2006
1955-1970
Extent: 7.5 linear feet (8 boxes)
Abstract: Throughout the history of the United Jewish Community Center many groups and individuals participated in the various activities held at the center. From its founding, it has served as an axis for the Beaver Valley Jewish community. The materials regardless of the organization are administrative in nature depicting the individuals involved, and the interaction of membership activities. These papers include constitutions and by-laws, membership rosters, programs and budgets from events, meeting minutes, news clippings, scrapbooks, financial materials, and organizational correspondence.
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Collection Title: Oversized Photographs of the Beaver Valley United Jewish Community
1917-1958
Extent: 5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract: Throughout the history of the United Jewish Community Center many groups and individuals participated in the various activities held at the center. From its founding, it has served as an axis for the Beaver Valley Jewish community. The oversized photographs feature several panoramic views of banquets held in Pittsburgh during the mid 20th century.
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Collection Title: Oversized Records of the Beaver Valley United Jewish Community,
1921-1993
1950-1963
Extent: 3 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract: Throughout the history of the United Jewish Community Center many groups and individuals participated in the various activities held at the center. From its founding, it has served as an axis for the Beaver Valley Jewish community. These records include a financial ledger, multiple sets of blue-prints, a map, a donations list, and certificates.
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Collection Title: Photographs of the Beaver Valley United Jewish Community,
1923-1978
1957-1965 (bulk)
Extent: .25 linear feet (1 box)
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Collection Title: The Berkman Family Oversize Materials
1937-2002
Extent: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract: Allen H. and Selma W. Berkman, who came to Pittsburgh in 1936 and 1938, respectively, made significant contributions to both the Jewish community and the wider community through their philanthropic gifts and their active participation in a wide variety of civic, cultural, and professional organizations. The materials consist primarily of architectural drawings and plans for buildings in which the Berkman family lived or with which Allen Berkman was associated.
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Collection Title: The Berkman Family Photographs
1937-2002
Extent: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract: Allen H. and Selma W. Berkman, who came to Pittsburgh in 1936 and 1938, respectively, made significant contributions to both the Jewish community and the wider community through their philanthropic gifts and their active participation in a wide variety of civic, cultural, and professional organizations. There are photographs of members of the Wiener and Berkman families; a few photographs of Selma Wiener and Allen Berkman as children; an album of photographs from the period of their engagement, wedding, and honeymoon; individual portraits of Allen Berkman through the years; and group portraits from his high school and Harvard Law School reunions.
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Collection Title: Berkman Family Papers
1891-2003
1970-2001
Extent: 15 linear feet 29 boxes and 3 shelf volumes
Abstract: Allen H. and Selma W. Berkman, who came to Pittsburgh in 1936 and 1938, respectively, made significant contributions to both the Jewish community and the wider community through their philanthropic gifts and their active participation in a wide variety of civic, cultural, and professional organizations. These papers include correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, notebooks, programs, and photocopies of articles, vital records, and obituaries.
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Collection Title: The Berliner Family Papers
1878-1967
Extent: 4 linear feet (5 boxes)
Abstract: In 1866, Meyer Berliner, a Jewish tradesman, and his family moved from Wellsville, New York, to Corry, Pennsylvania. The family would become prominent residents of Corry, with three generations operating several different businesses in the town between the 1880s and 1920s. This collection consists of material primarily from the Corry Hide and Fur Company and the Berliner Company, both mail-order hide and fur companies, and the personal correspondence of Lawrence Berliner, a grandson of Meyer Berliner. Through business and personal correspondence, receipts and invoices, market reports, and promotional material, this collection documents the companies’ day-to-day operations as well as the activities of the Berliner family.
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Collection Title: Records of Beth Abraham Cemetery Asscoiation
1918-1949
Extent: 1 cubic feet (3 volumes)
Abstract:
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Collection Title: Beth Hamedrash Hagodol-Beth Jacob Congregation Records,
1880-2005
Extent: 9.5 linear feet (5 boxes, 73 volumes)
Abstract: Beth Hamedrash Hagodol (BHH) was founded in 1869 by Lithuanian Jews, who had fled to the United States after the unsuccessful 1863 Polish revolt against the Russia Empire. The collection includes a wide range of materials related to the function of the congregation.
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Collection Title: Beth Israel Congregation (Latrobe, Pa.) Records
1920-2009
Extent: 6.25 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 oversize folder, 2 shelf volumes)
Abstract: Beth Israel Congregation was founded in 1906 in Latrobe, Pa., and constructed its first synagogue on Miller Street the following year. A second synagogue built in 1954 on Welson Street remains in use. Records of the congregation include board meeting minutes, Religious Committee records and correspondence, Yahrzeit Records from c1968-1997, construction and architectural records and plans, bulletins, membership records and accounts, and finance reports. The bulk of the collection postdates the construction of the Welson Street shul.
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Collection Title: Blumcraft Company records
1902-c2002
Extent: .5 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract: The Blumcraft Company is an architectural metalworking company located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, Pa. founded by Hyman David Blum. During the 1930s, the company worked on the Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning of the University of Pittsburgh and collaborated with the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) to develop techniques for forging aluminum for decorative uses. The records include news clippings, a partial transcription of an oral history by Louis Blum, catalogs, correspondence, project lists, and shop drawings.
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Collection Title: Blumcraft Company Photographs
c1910-c1980
Extent: 1 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract: The Blumcraft Company is an architectural metalworking company located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, Pa. founded by Hyman David Blum. During the 1930s, the company worked on the Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning of the University of Pittsburgh and collaborated with the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) to develop techniques for forging aluminum for decorative uses. Included in the collection are photographs of Blum family members spanning the twentieth century; the Blumcraft building and shop on Melwood Street; Blumcraft’s involvement with Carnegie Tech students; and architectural, decorative, and giftware elements produced by Blumcraft.
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Collection Title: B'nai Israel Congregation Oversize Records,
c.1941-1995
Extent: 2.5 linear feet (3 oversize folders)
Abstract: B’nai Israel Congregation in Pittsburgh’s East End was chartered in 1911. After outgrowing various rented facilities in the early 1920’s, the congregation built a sanctuary at 327 Negley Avenue. Growth of the congregation continued until it peaked in the 1950’s and then began to decline in the 1970’s, as the Jewish population moved into and then from the area. In the 1990s, the congregation merged with Beth Jacob of New Kensington to found Adat Shalom Congregation in Fox Chapel. B’nai Israel formally closed on June 30, 1995. The B’nai Israel Congregation Oversize Records include administrative and financial records, blueprints, and certificates.
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Collection Title: B'nai B'rith McKeesport Lodge No. 573 Records,
1893-2001
Extent: 1.0 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract: Founded in New York City in 1843, B’nai B’rith is now the oldest and largest Jewish service organization in the United States. Since its inception, the organization has grown to include regional and local chapters throughout the United States and international affiliates. B’nai B’rith McKeesport Lodge No. 573 was chartered on April 18, 1904. The organization was engaged in a wide variety of community service and welfare activities and grew rapidly since its creation. The materials in the collection include programs, membership information, membership cards, financial materials, Honor Award materials, history, minutes, newsletters and clippings, and a small number of photographs.
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