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American Jewish Committee, Buffalo/Niagara Chapter records

 Collection — Box: 1-15
Identifier: MS-0206
Abstract

Records of the American Jewish Committee - Buffalo/Niagara Chapter primarily from its final 20 years of operation documenting interfaith and Jewish heritage programming and community awards.

Dates: 1977-2007; Majority of material found within 1985-2007

Annette Blanchard papers

 Collection — Box: 1-3
Identifier: MS-0200-0011
Abstract

Personal Papers documenting volunteer activities of Annette Blanchard and some family materials. Includes photographs, speeches, newspaper clippings, media, and other material relating to volunteer service and career in B’nai B’rith, as well as a small amount of materials relating to her husband William Blanchard’s Jewish scouting activities.

Dates: 1951-1978

Collection of Brandeis University National Women's Committee, Buffalo Chapter

 Collection — Oversize-box: 1
Identifier: MS-0200-0001
Abstract

Personal scrapbook of Arline Gelman recording the activities of the Buffalo, (New York) Chapter of the Brandeis University National Women's Committee, 1986-2004.

Dates: 1986-2004

David and Ida Bregger Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0200-0032
Abstract

Personal papers documenting the lives of Ida and David Bregger on their farm in Darien Center, N.Y., as well as Jewish life on the East Side of Buffalo, N.Y. Material includes loan documentation, photographs, personal correspondence, recipes, ephemera and newspaper clippings.

Dates: circa 1880-1968; Majority of material found within 1919-1968

Buffalo Jewish Review Archive

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0217
Abstract

The archive of the Buffalo Jewish Review contains issues of the Buffalo Jewish Review and its predecessor the American Jewish Review from November 9, 1917 to the present.

Dates: 1917-2017

Buffalo Ritualarium (Mikvah of Buffalo) papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0200-0023
Abstract

Personal papers documenting the building of a mikvah in Buffalo, New York. Materials include reports, architectural sketches, correspondence and other material relating to the erection of the building as well as history of a previous mikvah founders and managers.

Dates: 1998-2012; Majority of material found in 1998

Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Buffalo records

 Collection — Box: 1-21
Identifier: MS-0203
Abstract

The Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Buffalo records consist primarily of records documenting the activities of the Bureau, a non-profit community-based educational institution.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1935-2009

Carrel and Goldstein Family Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0200-0043
Abstract

Papers documenting aspects of Buffalo history and life within the family and friendship circles of the Carrel and Goldstein families in Buffalo, NY, as well as the Law School, University of Buffalo during the 1920s.

Dates: 1892-1965; Majority of material found within 1918-1922

Chabad of Buffalo and Torah Teminah School papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0200-0022
Abstract

Materials documenting aspects of work of Chabad of Buffalo with an emphasis on outreach work for Jewish students at University at Buffalo and Buffalo State College as well as the social and education life of a Chabad affiliated school, Torah Teminah, Amherst, NY.

Dates: 1971-1994

Cleanup and Restoration of the Beth Jacob Cemetery Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0200-0019
Abstract

Cleanup and Restoration of the Beth Jacob Cemetery Records document mainly the cemetery inscriptions, and Joshua Finkelstein’s leadership activities of Cleanup and Restoration of the Beth Jacob Cemetery in 2008.

Dates: 1990-2009; Majority of material found within 2008-2009

Congregation Ahavath Sholem (Lovers of Peace) [Jefferson (Ave) Shul] records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0200-0005
Abstract

Collection includes a minute book, ephemera, and material relating to the religious and administrative and cultural activities of the synagogue also known as the Jefferson Shul. Materials relating to preservation campaigns includes clippings and reports.

Dates: 1921-2012; Majority of material found within ( 1921-1961); Majority of material found within ( 1990-2012)

Congregation Kehilat Shalom Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0200-0004
Abstract

Organizational papers documenting aspects of the congregational life of Congregation Kehilat Shalom. Materials include minutes, newsletters, programs, financial statements, video, ritual Judaica, and clippings.

Dates: 1977-2002

David H. Coplon and Minie G. Coplon Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0223
Abstract

Collection includes minutes, publications, correspondence, artifacts, framed prints, memorabilia and photographs relating to the Coplon family's involvement in the Rosa Coplon (Jewish Old Folks) Home, Temple Beth El and Temple Beth Zion, and the personal records of David Hascal Coplon, Minnie Greene Coplon, Alva Coplon Barozzi, and the extended Coplon and Greene families.

Dates: 1897-2008; Majority of material found within 1920-1970

Arnold and Ruth Fernandez Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0210
Abstract

Arnold and Ruth Fernandez papers, document Temple Beth Zion’s Brotherhood’s and Sisterhood’s administrative and its members’ synagogue activities.

Dates: 1916-2011

Jane V. Fischman Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0200-0002
Abstract

Personal papers documenting aspects of Jewish youth culture. Material includes programs, newspaper clippings, essays, invitations, and ephemera relating to Temple Beth El, Jewish Community Building, sororities and fraternities, Park School Buffalo, and Camp Kawagama in Ontario.

Dates: 1951-1956

Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0227
Abstract

Organizational papers documenting the early beginnings of the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies forerunner, the development of Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies services, and samples of special projects developed within affiliated agencies.

Dates: 1911-2008; Majority of material found within ( 1988-1997)

Frank E. Freedman papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0200-0026
Abstract

Collection includes personal papers documenting the personal and career life of local politician and lawyer, Frank E. Freedman, from Buffalo, New York. Materials include personal photographs, autographed mementoes, art sketch, newspaper clippings, ephemera, and other material relating to his interests in show business.

Dates: 1896-1970; Majority of material found within ( 1927-1969)

Charlotte E. Gendler Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0200-0009
Abstract

Personal papers documenting aspects of Jewish community in Buffalo and Niagara Falls collected by Charlotte E. Gendler. Material includes minutes, newsletters, programs, photographs, and newspaper clippings relating to Temple Beth David-Ner Israel and other institutions.

Dates: 1959-2012; Majority of material found within 1960-1967

Samuel M. Golden collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0200-0017
Abstract

Includes collected and created photographs, slides, commemorative booklet and research paper relating to the activities of Temple Beth El, Niagara Falls, and Jewish community life in Niagara Falls.

Dates: 1930s-2001; Majority of material found within 1950s-1960s

Muriel Markel Goodman Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0200-0012
Abstract

Personal papers documenting the personal and career life of local communal leader, Muriel Markel Goodman. Materials include speeches, newspaper clippings, media, and other material relating to her volunteer service and professional careers in the Jewish community within several organizations. Materials relating to the Markel family are also included.

Dates: 1941-2006; Majority of material found within 1979-1989

Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America Niagara Falls Chapter Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0200-0041
Abstract

The records of the Niagara Falls chapter of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, document both organizational and individual activities.

Dates: 1953-2012; 1953-1989

Ralph L. Halpern Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0200-0020
Abstract

These are the personal papers documenting a segment of the life of local communal leader, Ralph L. Halpern. materials include speeches, and other material relating to his volunteer service in the Jewish community.

Dates: 1984-2004; Majority of material found within 1984-1997

Jill Hamilton Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0200-0034
Abstract

Personal papers documenting aspects of the final few years of an independent Temple Sinai, and merger talks with Temple Beth Am, to form a new combined Reform and Reconstructionist congregation, Congregation Shir Shalom.

Dates: 1952-2012; Majority of material found within 2008-2012

Hebrew Benevolent Loan Association Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0200-0044
Abstract

Organizational papers documenting aspects of the work and history of the Hebrew Benevolent Loan Association originally known as Gemilut Chasidim [Acts of Loving Kindness] and its work in the development of the Buffalo Jewish community through interest free loans.

Dates: 1939-2015; Majority of material found within 1939-1954

Hillel of Buffalo records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0228
Abstract

The records of Hillel of Buffalo, the center of Jewish life on campus, documents organizational, religious, and cultural activities of students in the greater Buffalo area.

Dates: 1954-2009; Majority of material found within 1993-2004

Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0205
Abstract

Papers documenting aspects of the work of the Holocaust Resource Center, and predecessor committees associated with the Jewish Federation. An additional series documents refugee aid, and the Haven-Buffalo Jewish Club 1933, a German-Jewish Refugee social club formed in 1933.

Dates: 1938-2015; Majority of material found within (Bulk 1973-2009)

Individual and Community Memorabilia Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0200-0033
Abstract

Papers documenting aspects of the Jewish community in Buffalo and Niagara Falls through family and organizational donations.

Dates: 1890s-2016; Majority of material found within 1942-1987

Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo, Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo records

 Collection — Box: 1-28
Identifier: MS-0150-0001
Abstract

The Records of the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo in the Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo. Included are the records of constituent agencies and member organizations of the Federation such as, the Bureau of Jewish Education, Jewish Family Services, the Jewish Community Center, Kadimah School of Buffalo, and the Rose Coplon Home. Records include minutes, committee reports, publications, correspondence, yearbooks, scrapbooks, and photographs.

Dates: 1902-1979; Majority of material found within 1930-1975

Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo, Local Jewish Community records

 Collection — Box: 1-5
Identifier: MS-0150-0003
Abstract

Records of the Local Jewish Community in the Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo include cemetery records, local temple and shul records, and Jewish organizations. Also included are material pertaining to deported persons and refugee matters, and the papers of Max M. Yellen and Dr. Gerhard J. Falk and Dr. Ursula A. Falk.

Dates: 1844-1976

Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo, papers of Prominent Local Jews

 Collection — Box: 1-8
Identifier: MS-0150-0004
Abstract

The papers of Prominent Local Jews in the Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo include the papers of Donald S. Day, Dorothy Goldberg, Bernard Mandelkern, Morton Merowitz, Haskell Penn, and Milton Plesur as well as oral history interviews with other notable persons. Included in the collection are committee reports, correspondence, photographs, and citizenship records.

Dates: 1888-1988; Majority of material found in undated