Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Arthur S. Obermayer was a scientist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He established his own research and development company, Moleculon Research Company, in the Boston area and was involved in numerous philanthropic and professional organizations, especially through his foundation, the Obermayer Foundation. Obermayer was also a political activist, and played a key role in establishing the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. This collection...
Abstract The Cambridge Hebrew Ladies Educational Society was first formed in 1898 for the purpose of teaching the Hebrew language to Jewish children. The society was renamed the Cambridge Hebrew Women's Aid Society in 1914, and reorganized to include a broad range of philanthropic causes, including the care of tubercular patients and provision of Passover food to the needy. The collection contains bound ledgers of meeting minutes from 1914-1969.
Abstract The Isaacs and the Davis families were both active members of the Jewish community in Cincinnati, Ohio dating back to the mid 19th century. The Davis family includes Charles K., who along with Leo Wise helped to found the Beersheba immigrant colony in Kansas in 1882. The Isaacs family included many well-known, religious, legal, and medical scholars. The two families were joined together on March 21, 1912 when Ella Davis, daughter of Charles K. Davis and Ida (Fletcher) Davis, married Nathan T....
Abstract Jennie Loitman Barron was a judge and suffragist. She earned her law degree and master of law at Boston University. As the first president of the Boston University Equal Suffrage League, JLB advocated for equal rights for women. In 1934 she was appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts as a special Justice of the Western Norfolk District. JLB was the first mother on the Boston School Committee, and the first female United States delegate to the United Nations Congress on Crime and Juvenile...
Abstract This collection contains business records, correspondence, news clippings, photographs, meeting minutes, memoranda, architectural plans, promotional materials, publications, and reports documenting the personal, professional, and charitable life of Lionel Spiro. It contains materials on the 1964 founding of Charrette, an art and architectural supply company he co-founded, and its subsequent growth into a national enterprise, as well as Spiro’s work with various organizations, including the...
Abstract Rabbi Maurice L. Zigmond, or “Ziggy” as he was known to friends and colleagues, was born in Denver, Colorado on March 5, 1904. Rabbi Zigmond taught Anthropology at Yale from 1948-1961, but he began his career as a counselor for Jewish college students in 1935, and was a staunch advocate of Hillel establishing and directing several Hillels throughout his professional career. In 1941, he established the Hillel Foundations at both Yale and the University of Connecticut, and from 1955-1956 he...
Abstract Mosaic was an academic journal of literature, art, politics and opinion, published by students of the Harvard-Radcliffe Hillel Society of the B'nai B'rith. Its contributing authors consisted of both students and faculty. The exact founding date of the journal is unknown, possibly 1959/1960, but it is certain that its last publication was spring of 1971. This collection contains correspondence, financial records and two ledgers, reviews of the publication, and copies...
Abstract Sylvia Rosner Rothchild (1923-2009) was an award-winning author and oral historian who focused on the relationships between American and Jewish identity and culture. She published five books and thousands of articles and book reviews during her lifetime, including two collections of oral histories based on testimonies gathered from Holocaust survivors and Soviet Jewish émigrés. This collection primarily consists of transcripts of interviews conducted by Rothchild with members of the...
Abstract Consists of correspondence, in the form of postal cards, between family members in Vilna, London, New York City and Boston at the turn of the century. Corresponding members of the family include D. [David] Wolk in London and Boston, J. Wolk in London, S. [Sam or Salomon] Wolk in Boston, New York and Malden, Massachusetts and B. Wolk in Cambridge and Malden, Massachusetts, as well as P. Fine in Boston, with whom D. Wolk and S. Wolk temporarily resided.
Abstract This collection contains photographs, correspondence, genealogies, and other documents pertaining to the lives and family history of the Wyzanski family, particularly Henry Wyzanski, Henry N. Wyzanski, Charles E. Wyzanksi, Jr., Maurice Wyzanski, and Elsie Wyzanski.