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Finding Aid for the Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo, Selig Adler Papers, 1932-1988

MS 150.2

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Collection Overview

Title: Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo, Selig Adler Papers, 1932-1988
Creator: Adler, Selig, 1909-1984
Extent: 4.42 linear feet (4 cartons, 1 manuscript box)
Language of Material: Collection material in English and Hebrew.
Repository: State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives
Abstract: Selig Adler Collection in the Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo consists of Adler's published articles as well as those of colleagues and friends. Includes biographical information on Adler and his family as well as his notes and lecture materials on Jewish and American history.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Description and dates], Box/folder number, MS 150.2, Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo, Selig Adler Papers, 1932-1988, University Archives, The State University of New York at Buffalo.

See the Archives' preferred citations instructions for additional information.

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.

Terms of Access

The Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo, Selig Adler Papers, 1932-1988 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.

Processing Information

Collection originally 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.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Biographical Note

Selig Alder (1909-1984) was an accomplished historian and faculty member of the State University of New York at Buffalo Department of History. In 1980 Adler became archivist 1980 of the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo. He was the Samuel Capen Professor of American History from 1958-1980 and in 1975 was named a State University of New York Distinguished Service professor. His published works include The Isolationist Impulse: It's Twentieth-Century Reaction (1957), The Uncertain Giant, 1921-1941; American Foreign Policy Between the Wars(1965) and with co-author Thomas E. Connolly, From Ararat to Suburbia: A History of the Jewish Community of Buffalo (1960).


Chronology

1909 Born January 22 in Baltimore, Maryland
1927 Graduated from Utrecht High School, Brooklyn, New York
1928 Entered College of Arts and Sciences, University of Buffalo
1931 B.A., summa cum laude, University of Buffalo
1932 M.A., University of Illinois
1934 Ph.D., University of Illinois
1934-1937 High School teacher, Buffalo (Grover Cleveland and Kensington)
1936 Married Janet Sukernek
1938-1947 Part-time instructor, University of Buffalo summer programs
1943-1944 Taught civilians and Air Force cadets at University of Buffalo
1947 Assistant Professor of History, University of Buffalo
1950 Associate Professor of History, University of Buffalo
1952 Full Professor of History, University of Buffalo
1952-1953 Visiting professor, University of Rochester
1952-1979 Appointed by Governor Dewey to Kosher Law Advisory Board
1957 Published The Isolationist Impulse: It's Twentieth-Century Reaction
1957-1963 Director, Master of Science in Social Studies program
1958-1980 Samuel P. Capen Professor of American History
1960 Published (with Thomas E. Connolly), From Ararat to Suburbia: A History of the Jewish Community of Buffalo
1961-1965 Chairman, Educational Policy and Planning Committee of Faculty Senate
1961-1965 Executive Committee, Arts and Sciences College
1961-1965 Vice President, University Senate
1962 Chairman, Faculty Committee on merger with State University of New York
1963 Chairman, Faculty Conference on merger with State University of New York
circa 1962-1969 State University of New York Faculty Senate and Faculty Senate Executive Committee
1965 The Uncertain Giant, 1921-1941: American Foreign Policy Between the Wars
1966 Chairman, History Department
1966- Chairman, State Education Department College Proficiency Examination in American History Committee
circa 1968-1969 Visiting professor at Cornell
1974 State University of New York Faculty Exchange Scholar
1975 Distinguished Service professor
1980 Retired from University of Buffalo
1980- Archivist, Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo
?-1984 Archivist, Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo at State University College at Buffalo
June 1984 Archives dedicated as Selig Adler Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo
1984 Died, November 8, Buffalo

Scope and Content Note

I, Personal Information contains vitae and other biographical information on Adler, as well as photographs and correspondence. Also includes information on Adler's family, news clippings and an annotated bibliography.

Publications, Series II documents Adler's articles and book reviews, and includes articles by other writers and friends of Adler. Writings in this series relate to issues on U.S. foreign policy, Jewish American communities, and Jewish and American history.

III, Subject Files and Lectures includes Adler's notes, lectures, and lecture notes on subjects such as Zionism, Jewish history, U.S. foreign policy, education, and civil rights. Also of interest are Adler's notes on archives and the nature and importance of establishing Jewish archives and documenting Jewish community.

IV, Additional Materials includes correspondence and committee reports describing the establishment of the Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo. Series IV documents various administrative activities of the Jewish Archives in conjunction with the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo such as research inquiries, personnel, physical space, and budget matters.



Container List

I.     Personal Information, 1962-1985

The Personal Information series is divided into two subseries: Personal Correspondence and Family and Personal Information.

A.    Personal Correspondence
Box-folder Contents
1.1
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1962-1988
1.2
Info. on Frontenac St. House, 1952-1975
1.3
Samuel P. Capen Chair, history
1.4
Dr. Julius Pratt, death 1983
B.    Family and Personal Information
Box-folder Contents
1.5
Janet Adler, news clippings
1.6
Joseph Adler, annotated bibliography
1.7
Miscellaneous information
1.8
Photographs
1.9
Correspondence
1.10
Necrology, 1909-1984 [American Jewish History, Vol. 74 (No. 4) June 1985, reprint]
1.11
Selig Adler Memorial Fund/Lectures, etcetera
II.     Publications, 1937-1982

Series includes articles and book reviews by Adler and a copy of The Uncertain Giant, 1921-1941: American foreign policy between the wars (1965). One publication not included in this series is a festschrift honoring Adler, titled An American Historian, edited by Adler's friend and colleague Milton Plesur (1980), located in Series IV, Additional Materials. Series II also contains articles by friends of Adler and four folders of miscellaneous articles not by Adler.

The Publications series is arranged in six subseries.

II. A.    Publications - undated
Box-folder Contents
1.12
Miscellaneous typed articles/lectures
1.12
Incomplete critique, not identified
1.12
All the Presidents' Women
1.12
Jewish Refugee factor in American Middle Eastern Policy, 1939-1945
1.12
Rating the presidents of this century
1.12
A short story of a long history, Judaism
1.12
Lecture series, outline
1.12
American presidency course, State University of New York at Geneseo
1.12
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Foreign policy; also includes copy assessment of policy
1.12
Lectures, no date
II. B.    Publications - dated
Arranged chronologically.
Box-folder Contents
1.13
"The Congressional Election of 1918," The South Atlantic Quarterly, Vol. 36 (No. 4), October 1937 , p 447-465 [original issue]
1.14
"Bryan and Wilsonia Caribbean Penetration," Hispanic American Historical Review Vol, 20 (No. 2), May 1940 p. 198-226 [original issue]
1.15
"The Palestine Question in the Wilson era," Jewish Social Studies Vol. 10 (No. 4) 1948 p. 303-334 [reprint]
1.16
"The Challenge of Survival," Ethos Vol. 1 (No. 1), 1956, p. 15-18 [original issue]
1.17
"Whither U.S. Policy?," Congress Weekly, Vol. 23 (No. 26), October 22, 1956
1.18
"America's Moment of Failure," Midstream Vol. 14 (No. 5), May 1968 [Book review of While Six Million Died by Arthur D. Morse. p. 66-72; original issue, manuscript]
1.19
"FDR and the Palestine Problem," Colleague, Vol. 7 (No. 7) March 25, 1971, p. 1-4 [original issue]
1.20
"Franklin D. Roosevelt y et sionismo," Maj Shavot Pensamientos Vol. 11 (No. 1 and 2), April-July 1972, p. 96-104 [original issue, in Spanish]
1.21
"Franklin D. Roosevelt and Zionism," Judaism, Issue 83, Vol. 21 (No. 3), Summer 1972
1.22
"F.D.R. and Zionism," The Jewish Digest, Vol. 18 (No. 11), September 1973, p. 7-11 [original issue]
1.23
"The United States and the Holocaust," American Jewish Historical Society Quarterly, Vol. 64 (No. 1), September 1974, p. 14-23 [reprint (2)]
1.24
"Hoover's foreign policy and the New Left " The Hoover Presidency: A Reappraisal, Martin L. Fausald (ed.), SUNY Albany, 1974. [reprint; chapter from book]
1.25
"The United States and the Middle Eastern Dilemma, 1917-1939," The Maryland Historian, Vol. 7 (No. 1), Spring 1976, p. 1-17 [original issue, manuscript]
1.26
"The Roosevelt Administration and Zionism: The Pre-War Years, 1933-1939," Essays in American Zionism, 1917-1939, The Herzl Press, New York, 1978, p. 132-147 [reprint from a yearbook]
1.27
The Uncertain Giant, 1921-1941: American foreign policy between the wars,New York. Macmillan, 1966, p. 132-147 [reprint from a yearbook]
1.28
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings
II. C.    Articles written by Selig Adler - printed
Box-folder Contents
1.29-1.30
Critique of "While Six Million Died" [ Midstream May 1968, p. 62]
1.29-1.30
"FDR and Zionism", Pt. 1 [ The Jewish Digest , September 1973, p. 7]
1.29-1.30
"Franklin D. Roosevelt y el Sionismo," [ Maj'shavot / Pensamientos, April-July 1972, p. 96]
1.29-1.30
"Highlights of the History of the Jewish Family Service" [1981 Annual Meeting of Jewish Family Services, December 2, 1981]
1.29-1.30
"Presidential Affairs" [Magazine of Buffalo News, April 25, 1982]
1.29-1.30
"Roosevelt Administration and Zionism: Pre-war Years, 1933-1939" [ Herzl Yearbook, Vol. 8, 1978]
1.29-1.30
"American Jewry and that Explosive Statehood Question, 1933-1945" [Reprint from Bicentennial Festschrift for Jacob Rader Marcus, 1976 ]
1.29-1.30
"Franklin D. Roosevelt Foreign Policy: An Assessment" [ International Review of History and Political Science , May 1978, Vol. 15, no. 2, p. 1]
1.29-1.30
"The United States and the Middle Eastern Dilemma, 1917-1939" [ Maryland Historian, vol. 7, no. 1 Spring 1976]
1.29-1.30
"Isolationism Since 1914" [ American Scholar, Summer 1952, pg. 335]
II. D.    Book reviews written by Selig Adler - printed
Box-folder Contents
1.31-1.33
Review of American Diplomacy and the Spanish Civil Warby Richard Traina, printed in Political Science Quarterly [v. 85, no. 4, 1970, p. 648]
1.31-1.33
Review of Zebulon B. Vance and the "Scatter Nation" reprinted from Journal of Southern History [vol. 3, no. 3 August 1941, p. 694]
1.31-1.33
Review of The Emergence of Conservatism Judaism: The Historical School in 19th Century America by Moshe Davis printed in the Journal of Jewish Studies [vol. 17, nos. 1 and 2, 1966pg. 111]
1.31-1.33
Review of An Uncertain Friendship: Theodore Roosevelt and Japan, 1906-1909 by Charles E. Neu published in Political Science Quarterly [vol. 85, no. 1, March 1970, p. 141]
1.31-1.33
Review of With Eyes Toward Zion by Moshe Davis, "An Overview of Jewish History," Midstream [vol. 25, no. 6, 1979, p. 87]
1.31-1.33
Review of The Jewish Community in Rochester, 1843-1925 by Stuart Rosenberg published in Jewish Social Studies [vol. 17, no. 2, April 1955, p. 167]
1.31-1.33
Review of The Realities of American-Palestine Relations by Frank E. Manuel published in Jewish Social Studies [vol. 12, no. 4, October 1970, p. 400]
1.31-1.33
Review of American Jewry and the Civil War by Bertram Wallace Korn published in Jewish Social Studies [vol. 13, no. 4, October 1951, p. 367]
1.31-1.33
Review of Steeled by Adversity: Essays and Addresses on American Jewish Life by Salo Wittmayer Baron published in Conservative Judaism[vol. 26, no. 4 1972, pg. 74]
II.E.    Articles (printed) written by friends, etc.
Box-folder Contents
1.34-1.35
"Millard Fillmore and the Things of God and Caesar I and II" by John T. Horton [ Niagara Frontier, vol. 2, no. 2 1955]
1.34-1.35
"Personal Standards for the Rabbi" by Rabbi Isaac Klein
1.34-1.35
"The Presidential Heartbeat: the Health of Twentieth Century Presidents" by Milton Plesur [ Buffalo Physician, p. 10]
1.34-1.35
"The Heartbeat in the White House" by Milton Plesur [ American History Illustrated, vol. 5, no. 1, April 1970, p. 38]
1.34-1.35
"James K. Polk and John Bull" by Julius W. Pratt [Reprinted from: The Canadian Historical Review, December 1943]
1.34-1.35
"John C. Calhoun, Philosopher of Reaction" by Richard N. Current [Reprinted from the Antioch Review, 1943]
1.34-1.35
"Heine and His Cousins A Reconsideration" by Philipp F. Veit [Reprinted from the Germanic Review, 1972]
1.34-1.35
"The Morgenthau Peace Mission of 1917" by Richard N. Lebow [Reprinted from Jewish Social Studies, vol. 32, no. 4, 1970]
II.F.    Miscellaneous printed articles, 1950s-1980s
Box-folder Contents
1.36
"Jewish Delaware: History, Sites, Communal Services 1955-1976" [ Jewish Historical Society of Delaware, 1976]
1.36
"The Wisconsin Society for Jewish Learning" by Herman Weil [ 1963]
1.36
"Jewish Studies in Universities: Alternate Approaches in Different Parts of the World" by Moshe Davis [Ext. of a Paper Presented to the Committee on Formal Jewish Studies Programs of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, 1973]
1.36
"The Stranger in the Synagogue" by Abraham J. Karp [University of Rochester Library Bulletin vol. 14, no. 1 1958]
2.1
"American Jewry Cannot Dance at End of Puppet String Manipulated in Israel" by Judah J. Shapiro [The Jewish Frontier, Sept. 1970] - "A Symposium on the American Jew" by United Jewish Federation of Buffalo, Inc. 1952]
2.1
"A Decisive Pattern in American Jewish History" by Ellis Rivkin [Offprint from Essays in American Jewish History, 1958]
2.1
"Abraham Jacobi: Pediatric Pioneer" by Lytt I. Gardner, M.D. [Reprinted from Pediatrics vol. 24, no. 2 Aug. 1959]
2.1
"Has American Jewry Come of Age?" by Mordecai M. Kaplan, [The Reconstructionist vol. 19, no. 11 Oct. 1953]
2.1
"300 Years of Jewish Community Organization" by Isaac Franck, [The Reconstructionist vol. 19, no. 12 Oct. 1953]
2.1
"300 Years of Jewish-American Culture" by Charles Angoff, [The Reconstructionist vol. 19, no. 13 Nov. 6, 1953]
2.2
"In the Beginning" by Martin Salperstein, [Jewish Standard, July 1981]
2.2
"Vanishing American Jew" by Thomas B. Morgan, [Look Magazine, 5-5-64]
2.2
"American Jewry" by Emanuel S. Goldsmith, [National Jewish Monthly, Mar. 1968 , pg. 21]
2.2
"The Challenge of Freedom" by Joachin Prinz, [United Synagogue Review, Jan. 1966, pg. 16]
2.2
An Interview with Isaac Bashevis Singer" by Harold Flender, [National Jewish Monthly, March 1968, pg. 181]
2.2
"The American Jewish Academic" by Edward S. Shapiro, [Congress Monthly, Sept/Oct 1978, pg. 13]
2.2
"The Jewish Community: Jeopardy or Commitment" by Dr. Weisberg
2.2
"Some Notes on the Early Development of Jewish Charities in the United States" by S.D.Temkin,
2.2
"A Long Look Ahead: Jewish Life 120 Years From Now" by Rabbi Morris Adler
2.2
"BB and the Civil War" by Robert Shosteck, [National Jewish Monthly, Jan. 1962, pg. 9]
2.2
"The Meaning and Significance of Jewish Survival" by Walter S. Wurzburger, [Reprinted from Journal of Jewish' Communal Service, vol. 40, no. 3 Sept. 1964, pg. 307]
2.2
"Judaism in Suburbia: a Sociologists' View" by Rathan Glazer
2.2
"The Security of the Conspicuous" by Harry Golden, [ADL Bulletin Sept. 1957, pg. 1]
2.2
"American Jewish Firsts" by Tina Levitan, [Young Israel View-point Nov/Dec 1950, pg. 12]
2.2
"The Quest for Identity in a Pluralistic Society: The Jewish Experience in America" by Abraham J. Karp, and Philip S. Bernstein
2.2
"American Jews Rediscover Orthodoxy" by Natalie Gittelson, [New York Times Magazine, September 30, 1941
2.3
"American Judaism in the Light of History" by Meyer Waxman, [Chicago Rabbinical Council 1955]
2.3
"Dawn in the West" by Jacob R. Marcus, [American Jewish Archives 1981]
2.3
"This Tempting Freedom" by Allan Peskin
2.3
"Tomorrow's Prospect" by Jacob R. Marcus, [American Jewish Archives 1965]
2.3
"Out of the American Experience" by Henry E. Schultz, [Annual Meeting of the National Commission, Wash. D.C. 1965]
2.3
"Social Discrimination Against Jews in America, 1830-1930" by John Higham, [Reprinted from Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, Vol. XLVII, no. 1, September, 1957]
2.3
"Judah P. Benjamin As a Jew" by Bertram W. Korn, [Reprinted from Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, No. XXXVIII, Part 3, March 1949]
2.3
"Jewish Roots in America" by Bertram W. Korn [American Jewish Tercentenary, December 1953]
2.3
"Emerging Culture Patterns in American Jewish Life" by Abraham G. Duker, [Reprinted by The Jewish Education Committee of New York, June 1950]
2.4
Proceedings of the Conference on Writing Regional History, with special emphasis on religious and ethnic groups, 1955
2.5
The Jewish Quarterly Review, 1955
1
Card file of important authors
III.     Subject Files and Lectures, 1932-1980

This series includes Adler's lectures and notes on American and Jewish history and U.S. foreign policy, as well as his notes on the importance of establishing Jewish archives.

Files are divided into ten subseries and arranged by subject. Some lectures are arranged chronologically.

III.A.    Judaism
Box-folder Contents
2.6
History of religion, lectures, 1950s
[3 envelopes]
III.B.    Jews - History - General, Middle Ages
Box-folder Contents
2.7
Survey of Jewish Historyby Leo Honor, 1932
2.8
The Jewish Middle Agesby Jacob Golub, 1937
2.9
Outline of history of Israel, no date
2.10
Jews, History, Origin - lectures, 1950s-1960s
2.11
Jews, History, Middle Ages - lectures, 1960s
2.12
The Jewish Medieval Heritage, February 4, 1962
III.C.    Jews - History - 20th Century
Box-folder Contents
2.13
Simon Dubrow, Martyr, 1941
2.14
General, lectures, 1951-1952
2.15
U.S. and the Holocaust, 1974
2.16
Holocaust, lectures, undated
2.17-2.18
Lectures, Toronto, Canada, 1977, undated
2.19
General, undated
[3 envelopes]
2.20
Lectures, Miscellaneous, undated
2.21
Can the Jews survive? 1960s
2.22
How did the Jews survive?, undated
2.23
Crises facing Jewry, undated
2.24
Critiques of books, undated
2.25
Growth of Jewish thought, 1950s
III.D.    Jews - History - Zionism
Box-folder Contents
2.26
Lectures, 1970s (2 envelopes)
2.27
U.S. and the Middle East, lectures 1950s-1970s
2.28
General, undated
2.29-3.1
Miscellaneous printed articles, not by Selig Adler
III.E.    Jews - History - United States - Contribution of Jews to American Life
Box-folder Contents
3.2
Lectures, circa 1955-1979
3.3
U.S. Jewish influence in American political thought
3.4
Notes, undated
3.5
U.S. Judaism in American Civilization, undated
III.F.    Jews - History - United States - All lectures/notes
Box-folder Contents
3.6
Jewish Civil rights, lecture 1947
3.7
General (Baltimore: 1951,1955)
3.8
Notes for lecture, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1959
3.9
Jewish notables: Noah, Wise, 1951
3.10
General (Detroit, 1957)
3.11
Teddy Roosevelt and the Jews, 1959
3.12
Jewish life today and in the future, 1950s
3.13
Problems of survival 1950s
3.14
Decisions facing American Jewry 1960s
3.15
American Jewry in the Civil War 1960
3.16
Temple Beth-El, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1961
3.17
How does American Jewry differ?, 1963
3.18
U.S. problems of American and Jewish Life, lectures, 1960s
3.19
Question of liberty/freedom, lectures, 1960s
3.20
Education/Problems of Education, 1961, 1962, undated
3.21
MacIver Report, Critique, undated
3.22
300th Anniversary, Lectures, 1970s
3.23
Bi-Centennial Reflections lecture, 1975
3.24
Bible in American history, undated
3.25
American and Jewish exceptionalism, February 24, 1976
3.26
Outlines for courses, History of Jews - U.S., undated
III.G.    Jews - History - United States - Buffalo - lectures
Box-folder Contents
3.27
History of Jewish Associations
3.27
General 1955, 1960
3.27
General 1960s - 1980s
3.27
History of Temple Beth El 1961
3.27
General, undated
III.H.    United States History and Foreign Policy
Box-folder Contents
3.27
U.S. Foreign Policy 1957
3.27
Whither Our Foreign Policy?, undated
3.27
U.S. Foreign Policy, undated
3.27
The United Nations, undated
3.27
Foreign Policy, 1963
3.28
Future of U.S. Foreign Policy, 1976
3.28
Isolationism, 1984
3.29
How Secure in Collective Security?, 1960s
3.30
Isolationism revisited since 1930s-1970
III.I.    United States History
Box-folder Contents
3.30
Notes on McKinley Assassination
3.30
Notes on Teddy Roosevelt
3.30
History of UB Foundation
3.30
Notes on Civil Rights
3.30
Negroes in America, 1960s
3.30
Negro Revolution, 1970s
3.31
Miscellaneous notes on American History
3.31
Miscellaneous notes on Civil War
3.32
History- U.S.- Buffalo, undated
III.J.    Miscellaneous lectures
Box-folder Contents
3.33
Archives, undated
3.34
Establishment of History Center: Milwaukee, 1963
3.34
Radicalism
3.34
Historiography, notes/lectures
3.34
Historiography, Revisionism, History today, 1970s
3.34
Historiography, Writing and teaching history today
3.35
Historiography, Jewish/American, 1960
3.36
Nature of local history, 1960s
3.37
Authors' clinic, 1955: Writing history of the Jews
IV.     Additional Materials

Series includes correspondence from Joseph Adler, Selig's son, as well as administrative records and correspondence regarding the establishment of the Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo.

Series is arranged in rough alphabetical order.

Box-folder Contents
4.1 American Jewish Archives, miscellaneous information
4.2 Balch Institute, Jewish Archives Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
4.3 Greenmeadows Books, correspondence
4.4 Brith Abraham Cemetery Records
4.5 Buffalo Hebrew School
4.6 Bureau of Jewish Education Historical Information
4.7 Bureau of Jewish Education, miscellaneous items, 1980s
4.8 Bureau of Jewish Education, miscellaneous items, 1970s
4.9 Beth Jacob Cemeteries
4.10 Rose Coplon Home
4.11 Dreidls Game
4.12 Hadassah
4.13 Hebrew Union College
4.14 Hillel, State University of New York at Buffalo
4.15 The Holocaust
4.16 "Twenty Centuries of Jewish Life in the Holy Land: The Forgotten Generations," Dan Bahat, editor
4.17-4.18 Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo, Dr. Adler correspondence
4.19-4.23 Jewish Community Life, 1940s, 1970s, 1980-1986
4.24 Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo, origins
4.25 Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo, correspondence
4.26 Jewish Historical Society News
4.27 Buffalo Jewish Review
4.28 Kadimah School
4.29 Menorah Campus
4.30-4.31 Temple Beth Zion, A History, Dr. Selig Adler
4.32 Rothberg School for Overseas Students
4.33 Temple Beth Zion, miscellaneous programs, publications
4.34 Temple Shaarey Zedek
4.35 Torah Center of Buffalo
4.36 Va'ad Hakashruth of Buffalo
4.37 Jewish Archives, requests, etcetera
4.38-4.39 Biographical information, miscellaneous speakers
4.40 Adler, Janet M. (Sukernek)
4.41 Adler, Joseph, correspondence
4.42 Adler, Miriam
4.43 Adler, Rabbi Morris
4.44 Adler, Selig, Distinguished Service Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo
4.45 Adler, Selig, Book review. From Ararat to Suburbia
4.46 Adler, Selig, Collection, duplicates, finding aid
4.47 Bross, Mina
4.48 Falk, Ursula
4.49 Rabbi Joseph I. Fin, Temple Beth Zion, 1947-1958
4.50 Dr. Louis Finkelstein
4.51 Goldberg, Dorothy
4.52 Kempner, Ed
4.53 Rabbi Isaac Klein Collection Inventory
4.54 Klein, Rabbi Isaac, subject of correspondence in that of Dr. Gerhard Falk
4.55 Inventory of Bernard Mandelkern Collection
4.56 Merowitz, Morton
4.57 Correspondence, Moser, Shia
4.58 Plesur, Milton
4.59 Plesur, Milton, Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo
4.60 Soibelman, David
4.61 The Warner Family, History
4.62 The Warner Family
4.63 Weinstein, Lois
4.64 Jewish Life, Miscellaneous articles
4.65 The Cofeld Museum, Buffalo
4.66 Colleague, March 25, 1971, Vol. 7 (No. 7), "FDR and the Palestinian Problem" by Selig Adler
4.67 Dedication, Selig Adler Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo, Donors
4.68-5.2 Young Israel of Greater Buffalo
[3 folders]
5.3 Honor plaque [photocopy of original], Selig Adler Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo
5 Impacts of Contemporary Life upon Judaism, Jacob Rader Marcus, 1969, by the American Jewish Archives
5 Jews, Judaism and the American Constitution, 1982, by the American Jewish Archives
5 The Larger Task, Jacob Rader Marcus, 1974, American Jewish Archives
5 Unidentified Hebrew book
5 An American Historian, Essays to Honor Selig Adler,ed. Milton Plesur, 1980, State University of New York Press
5 The Hoover Institute on War, Revolution and Peace, Report, 1983
5 The Hoover Institute on War, Revolution and Peace, Report, 1984
5 Jewish Newspapers and Periodicals on Microfilm, Augmented Edition, 1984
5 A New Age Guide to the Jewish Holidays, Seasons of Our Joy, A Celebration of Modern Jewish Renewal by Arthur Waskow, 1982
5 Dr. Joseph Fink, Radio Addresses, 1940-1946 [1 envelope]
5 Recollections of An American Historian, An Interview with Dr. Selig Adler, by Morris Rombo, June 1984, Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies, Holling Press
Cassettes
Box Contents
1
Mina Bross, January 17, 1988
1
Mina Bross, undated
1
Dr. Selig Adler, History of Temple Beth Zion (TBZ)
1
Dedication, Selig Adler Jewish Archives and Isaac Klein Papers, June 28, 1984

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Contributors

Adler, Joseph G.
Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo
State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives

Subject Terms

Adler, Selig, 1909-1984
Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo
Jewish archives-New York (State)
Jewish historians--New York State--Buffalo
Jews-New York State--Buffalo
Judaism--History--Modern Period, 1750-

Genre Terms

Articles
Book reviews
Correspondence
Lecture notes
Lectures
Photographs

Associated Material

Related Resources

Related Resources in the University Archives

MS 206 , American Jewish Committee Buffalo/Niagara Chapter, 1977-2008 (bulk 1985-2007)
MS 203 , Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Buffalo, 1933-2009
MS 9 , David Diamond Papers, 1925-1998
MS 150.1 , Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo, Records of the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo, 1902-1979
MS 150.3 , Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo, Local Jewish Community Records, 1844-1976
MS 150.4 , Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo, Papers of Prominent Local Jews, 1912-1988
MS 150.5 , Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo, Synagogue Records, 1884-1986
MS 204 , Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo and Summer Camps Records, 1915-2009
MS 225 , Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo, circa 1970-2009
MS 202 , Jewish Federation of Niagara Falls, circa 1930-2001 (bulk 1935-1994)
MS 106 , Joseph Manch Papers, 1922-1988
MS 209 , Kadimah School of Buffalo, 1958-2009
MS 149 , Rabbi Isaac Klein Papers, 1925-1979
22/6F/204 , Selig Adler Papers, Part I, 1909-1984
22/6F/358 , Selig Adler Papers, Part II, 1928-1985
MS 201 , Westwood Country Club Records, 1945-1995
Adler, Selig and Thomas E. Connelly. From Ararat to Suburbia: The History of the Jewish Community of Buffalo. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1960. Available in Lockwood Library and the University Archives (non-circulating), F129 B8 A38
Archives 9/7/00-3, Jewish Life (Buffalo, N.Y.), University Archives Periodical Collection

Related Online Resources

Jewish Buffalo Image Collection , New York Heritage Digital Collections

Related Resources in Other Repositories

David Diamond Collection, P-59 , American Jewish Historical Society Archives