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Rose Klein Papers

Identifier: P-386

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the papers of Rose S. Klein about Jewish life in Worcester, Massachusetts, as well as the portrayal of Jews in popular fiction up until 1950. It also contains transcripts of material from the Massachusetts Spy between 1775-1845 that focuses on anti-Semitic language and incidents.


  • undated, 1775-1988


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

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Biographical Note

The articles in this collection were written by Rose Klein, a writer with an interest in Jewish life and organizations in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the role of Jews in popular fiction up to 1950. Klein used transcripts from "The Massachusetts Spy," originally printed from 1775-1845 and "The National Aegis" for some of her research. "The Massachusetts Spy" was a radical paper owned by Isaiah Thomas until 1802, when he passed the paper along to his son. It often contained anti-Semitic articles.

This collection does not contain original documents.


0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)


The transcripts and articles in this collection were either written by Rose Klein or transcribed by Klein from The Massachusetts Spy, originally printed between 1775-1845. Klein's papers include those on Jewish life in Worcester, Massachusetts. Transcripts from The Massachusetts Spy are those that are anti-Semitic in nature and were most likely used as research for Klein's articles. This collection does not contain any original documentation.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Note

Donated by Mrs. Joseph Klein.


Guide to the Rose Klein Papers, P-386
Reprocessed by Stephanie Call
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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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Boston MA 02116 United States