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Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo, Synagogue records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS 150.5

I, B'rith Sholem records include account books dating from 1884, the majority of which are written in Hebrew, small receipt books and memorandum pads, Hebrew Almanac for the year 5700, and one record book of the Young Peoples Society. Series I also includes correspondence relating to cemetery matters, membership records, meeting minutes, and information regarding displaced persons as a result of World War II.

Papers of Temple Sinai, Series II document Temple administration and include financial records, committee minutes, constitution and by-laws, membership records, correspondence, reports of presidents, building campaigns, and bulletins.

Dates

  • 1884-1986
  • Majority of material found within 1915-1980

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English and Hebrew.

Terms of Access

Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo, Synagogue records, 1884-1986 (bulk 1915-1980) are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

9.58 Linear Feet (2 cartons, 1 manuscript box, 1 legal size flat box, 2 letter sized flat boxes, 2 small photo boxes)

Overview

Synagogue records of the Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo. Records of Congregation B'rith Sholem (Pine Street Shul) and Temple Sinai include account books, record books, receipt and memo pads, photographs, deeds, correspondence, committee minutes, and bulletins.

Historical Note

The Jewish Community of Buffalo, New York holds a rich, extensive history, evident in the records of the Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo. Historical information on Congregation of B'rith Sholem and Temple Sinai is forthcoming.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series as follows: I. Congregation of B'rith Sholem records, 1884-1986 and II. Temple Sinai records, 1953-1978.

Acquisition Information

The collection was transferred from the State University of New York College at Buffalo (Buffalo State) Archives in 2006 by the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Resources

Processing Information

Collection processed by the staff of the State University of New York College at Buffalo (Buffalo State) Archives.

Collection rehoused by Mark McGuire, January 2007.

Finding aid updated by Karen Morse, October-November 2006.

Creator

Source

Title
Finding Aid for the Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo, Synagogue records
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by staff of the State University of New York College at Buffalo (Buffalo State) Archives.
Date
2010
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

Contact:
420 Capen Hall
Buffalo New York 14260-1674 US
716-645-2916
716-645-3714 (Fax)