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Abraham Kamberg Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-148

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains articles and book reviews written by Kamberg, as well as some correspondence and some photographs. The bulk of the collection consists of brochures, catalogs and announcements from the Kamberg art collection exhibits. Kamberg collected art and donated several pieces to the Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, and gave lectures on the artwork at openings. Many of his exhibits were at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. The collection also contains two scrapbooks, which hold newspaper clippings detailing various events in Kamberg’s personal and professional life, as well as his volunteer activities.

Dates

  • undated, 1917-1975

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for researcher use. Please contact us to request access or to make an appointment to view this collection at jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of this collection. For more information contact jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Biographical Note

Abraham Kamberg was a Springfield attorney, art collector and amateur musician. Born in Russia to Dora and Morris Kamberg, he graduated from Boston English High School and Northeastern University School of Law. In 1921, he married his first wife, Fannie Browdy. Kamberg died in March 1981. His second wife Alma survived him.

Extent

1 linear foot (2 manuscript boxes)

Abstract

Abraham Kamberg was a Springfield attorney and art collector. The bulk of this collection contains art catalogs, newsletters and prints of artwork donated by Kamberg to museums as well as for local exhibits. Two scrapbooks of news clippings highlighting events in Kamberg’s personal and professional life are also included, as well as some correspondence, photographs, and organizational material.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Abraham Kamberg, 1974.

Processing Information

Reprocessed by Stephanie Call, 2009
Title
Guide the Abraham Kamberg Papers, P-148
Author
Reprocessed by Stephanie Call
Date
2009
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Sponsor
Processed by Stephanie Call, Schilder Assistant Archivist, made possible by a grant from the Schilder Family Fund. This collection has been digitized, made possible by a grant from the Trustees u/w of Herman Dana.

Repository Details

Part of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society Repository

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