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Finding Aid for the Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo, Papers of Prominent Local Jews, 1912-1988 (bulk 1940-1980)

MS 150.4

State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives

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Buffalo, NY 14260
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Collection Overview

Title: Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo, Papers of Prominent Local Jews, 1912-1988 (bulk 1940-1980)
Creator: Adler, Selig, 1909-1984
Extent: 6.92 linear feet, (6 cartons, 1 manuscript box, 1 oversize box)
Language of Material: Collection material in English and Hebrew.
Repository: State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives
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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Description and dates], Box/folder number, MS 150.4, Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo, Papers of Prominent Local Jews, 1912-1988 (bulk 1940-1980), 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 Papers of Prominent Local Jews collected in the Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo are open for research.


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

Collection rehoused by Mark McGuire, December 2006.

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

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Biographical Notes

Selig Alder (1909-1984) was an accomplished historian and faculty member of the State University of New York at Buffalo Department of History. 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). In 1980 Adler became archivist of the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo and in 1984 the archives were dedicated as the Selig Adler Jewish Archives of Greater Buffalo.

Donald S. Day is an attorney with Hiscock and Barclay, LLP. Mr. Day served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1945, P.O.W., and received his LL.B. degree cum laude from Cornell University in 1948. Day's activities in the Buffalo Jewish community include serving as president of Temple Beth Zion, and of the United Jewish Federation of Buffalo. He is presently a Trustee of the Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion.

Dorothy Goldberg was a president of B'nai B'rith Women's Auxiliary. She was actively involved in Hillel at (State University) Buffalo and State University College at Buffalo, and Temple Beth Zion. Her husband, Arthur I. Goldberg, was president of Montefiore Lodge No. 70.

Bernard Mandelkern, a 1927 graduate of Hutchinson High School in Buffalo was a violin teacher and a violinist in the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra from 1969 to 1970. Bernard was the son of local businessman Noah H. Mandelkern, owner of N.H. Mandelkern & Sons.

Joseph Markel (1888-1966) was born in Lithuania and came to the United States in 1891. He established Markel Electrical Products in 1920. He was president of the Jewish Center of Buffalo and of the United Jewish Federation of Buffalo.

Morton Merowitz (1936-), is a librarian and historian. He earned his Master's degree in History, from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master's in Library Science from State University College at Geneseo in 1974 and 1975, respectively. Merowitz worked as a part-time librarian for the Bureau of Jewish Education and later as an assistant librarian at Collins Correctional Facility in Helmuth, New York. Merowitz has published reviews in American Jewish Archives, Religious Education, Buffalo Jewish Review, and The Polish Review.

Haskell M. Penn was born in Rochester, New York in 1913. He attended the University of Buffalo and later served in World War II as a staff sergeant (1944-1946). A member of B'nai B'rith and Jewish War Veterans, Penn was president of Penn Aluminum, Inc. He was involved, locally and nationally, in Boy Scouts of America and in 1964, he received the Shofar Award for his contributions to Jewish Boy Scouting. He also served as president of Temple Beth David Ner Israel and Temple Shaarey Zedek.

Milton Plesur (1927-1987) was a professor of history at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Joining the faculty in 1955, Plesur had a distinguished career as an historian, cultural critic and professor. His writings include Jewish Life in Twentieth-Century America (1982) and An American Historian (1980) among others. In 1975 he received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Plesur was a member of Temple Shaarey Zedek and served as president of the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Buffalo.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists primarily of the personal papers of local personages. Included are newsletters, memorandum, publications, correspondence, and immigration and citizenship records. The collection also contains various records of organizations such as the Council of Jewish Federations, Hillel of Buffalo, B'nai B'rith International, and the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Buffalo. It documents the individuals roles in local, national, and international Jewish affairs. The collection includes the papers of and oral histories with prominent Jewish individuals of Buffalo, New York. It should be noted that Series I, II, and VII (subseries A) of this collection contain additional biographical information on numerous other Jewish leaders of the community not mentioned in these series headings, including social workers, college presidents, judges, store owners, teachers, doctors, and rabbis.

Container List

I.     Oral Histories

Interviews with Buffalo community leaders, the majority of which were conducted by Selig Adler in 1981.

Files in this series are arranged alphabetically.

Box-folder Contents
1.1 Adler, Selig (interviewed by Milton Plesur)
1.1 Blinkoff, Samuel
1.1 Desmon, Joseph N.
1.1 Freiman, Harvey
1.1 Gardner, Arnold B.
1.1 Joseph, Norman
1.1 Kahn, Ruth B.
1.1 Kaplan, Gail
1.1 Levick, Irving
1.1 Melzer, Ethel R.
1.1 Palanker, Joseph
1.1 Plesur, Milton
1.1 Rochwarger, Leonard
1.1 Tabor, Maurice S.
1.1 Zeckhauser, J. Milton
Box-folder Contents
1.2-1.5 Information on Prominent Buffalo Jews; includes biographical information on Louis Bunis, Taylor Caldwell, Jacob Davis, Victor Einach, Leslie Fiedler, Joseph Fink, Rabbi Isaac Klein, Edward Kavinoky, Louis Maisel and John J. Maisel, Martin Meyerson , Ruth Sugarman, Miriam Sukernek, Jacob Tick, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Warner, and Jack Yellen, among others.
III.     Donald S. Day

The personal papers of Donald S. Day contain information on the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, Inc. and the United Jewish Federation of Buffalo.

Box-folder Contents
1.6 Council of Jewish Federations
1.7-1.9 Council of Jewish Federations Task force
1.10 Oral interview between Selig Adler and Mr. Day, November 4, 1981
1.11 Federation sale of 400 shares of Frigitronics stock, 1976-1977
1.12 Project EQUALITY OF WNY: Federation relations
1.13-1.14 Correspondence - miscellaneous Federation matters, 1970s
1.15-1.16 Large City Budgeting Conference, 1970s
1.17 Federation pooled income fund, 1975-1977
1.18 Budgetary matters, 1970s
1.19 Requests for allocations from Hadassah
1.20 Federation (abortive) self-study project, 1974-1975
1.21 Federation audits, 1973-1975, 1979
1.22-1.24 Budget/Allocations Committee, 1970s
2.1 Material on proposed pro-Israel Fund, 1970s
2.2 Federation Capital Development Program, 1964-1975
2.3 Israel Expo, 1976
2.4 Social Planning Committee [later Planning and Evaluation Committee]
2.5 Evaluation Criteria Development Task Force
2.6 Leadership Development
2.7 Community Relations Task Force, 1970s
2.8 Federation housing project for senior citizens, 1970s
2.9 Jacobowitz Foundation (est. 1959), 1959
2.10 United Way matters, 1970s
2.11 Federation-synagogue relations (Buffalo); Congregational presidents' council (local)
IV.     Dorothy Goldberg

The personal papers of Dorothy Goldberg contain information on Hillel Foundation (of the State University of New York at Buffalo and State University College at Buffalo), B'nai B'rith Women's Auxiliary, and her husband, Arthur Goldberg.

IV.A.    Hillel, State University of New York at Buffalo
Box-folder Contents
Building Fund campaign, 1953-1973
Building Corporation - miscellaneous information
Dedication, October 9, 1960
Burning of the mortgage, March 31, 1974
News clippings, 1959-1973
Hillel Foundation correspondence, 1960-1973
Hillel Foundation Board meetings, 1957-1973
Hillel Review, Vol. 1-4, 1947-1949
IV.B.    Hillel, State University College at Buffalo
Box-folder Contents
Dedication, December 5, 1971
IV.C.    B'nai B'rith Women's Auxiliary
Box-folder Contents
Historical information on local chapter
News clippings, 1942-1943
Programs / installations, 1940-1950 [incomplete]
Roster of lodges, officers, members, 1940-1944
Miscellaneous programs, 1940-1950
Presentations, unidentified, undated
Membership drive, 1940-1941
Convention programs, 1942-1951
Miscellaneous issues of publications, 1944, 1950
Awards received
Anti-Defamation League, 1913-1953
News clippings, 1950s
IV.D.    Arthur Goldberg
Box-folder Contents
Correspondence re. Use of Kleinhans Music Hall for religious services, 1951
Correspondence, 1940-1951
Presentation given at 75th anniversary of B'nai B'rith, 1940
IV.E.    Publications
Box-folder Contents
Montefiore Mirror, Vol. 1-Vol. 10, 1944-1950 [incomplete]
Montefiore News/ Menorah, 1930-1943
[3 folders]
IV.F.    Personal Information
Box-folder Contents
Awards received / News clippings
National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1950s
Jewish Institute of Religion, 1949
Conference on Community Living, 1952-1964
Brandeis University Buffalo Chapter, 1957-1973
Temple Beth Zion - Newspaper clippings on the question of resignation of Rabbi Goldberg, 1972-1973
Newspaper clippings and photos, circa 1940-1959
V.    Bernard Mandelkern

The personal papers of Bernard Mandelkern contain information on and correspondence of N.H. Mandelkern and Sons, Inc. , and also include immigration and citizenship papers for members of the Mandelkern family.

Box-folder Contents
3.11 Photos; Bernard Mandelkern (student), Miriam Mandelkern.
3.12 Correspondence - Personal.
3.13 Correspondence - Business and Professional; includes information on the Jewish Community Building, Marine Trust Co., N.H. Mandelkern and Sons, Estate Closing (Samuel Sapowitch, Council at Law).
3.14 Naturalization, Citizenship Certificates for:
- Noah Hersh Mandelkern (Inspection Card, December 10, 1913; Court Order admitting Citizenship, November 19, 1919; Certificate of Naturalization, November 19, 1919).
- Louis Julius Mandelkern (Certificate of naturalization, January 21, 1920); includes correspondence from Alfred Klein (Cavanaugh Courts) to Louis Mandelkern, August-September 1919
- Mariam Mandelkern (Passport, March 26, 1920).
- Pauline Mandelkern (Citizen Papers, April 26, 1920).
Box-folder Contents
3.15 Miscellaneous Documents in foreign languages

[note: contains fragile materials]

3.16 Clippings; regarding Jewish Relief Fund, Wanted (Memorabilia) by Bureau of Jewish Education, and Benefit Recital by Bernard Mandelkern.
3.17 Pamphlets, booklets, leaflets.
3.18 Correspondence - American Council for Judaism, Inc.
3.19 Receipts; including Erion Piano, U.S. Congregation Birth Israel, Jewish Hospital Association of Buffalo, Montefiore Club, Household.
VI.    Joseph Markel

Includes the personal papers of Joseph Markel, which contain information on M. Wile and Co.

Box-folder Contents
3.20 Papers of Joseph Markel, 1888-1966
3.21 M. Wile & Co.
VII.    Morton Merowitz

The personal papers of Morton Merowitz contain information on Bureau of Jewish Education Presidents, United Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo, Young Israel of Greater Buffalo, and Torah Center of Buffalo.

This series includes general files and files on presidents of the Bureau of Jewish Education. General files are listed first and arranged alphabetically.

Box-folder Contents
3.22 Chabad House; includes songs for audience participation, miscellaneous newsletters (1984-1985), a student's translation of "Unity through Rambam," and Simhat Bat for Rachel Miriam Rendsburg (February 1985).
3.23 Hadassah; includes 50th Anniversary Program (June 1984) and literature of Modern Israel list.
3.24-3.25 Jewish Center of Greater Buffalo; includes miscellaneous newsletters (1984-1985), Songs for Audience Participation, and information on the 18th Annual Jewish Community Book Fair and the Yom Hashoah Program (April 1984).
3.26-3.27 Kadimah School; includes class lists (1972-1974), salary proposals (January 1973), approved code revisions (June 1973), Kadimah School Paper (April 1973), salary schedule (June 1973), miscellaneous memoranda and correspondence (1972-1973), Revisions in School listing (October 1973), and information on the 26th Anniversary Dinner (1985).
3.28 Miscellaneous pamphlets and programs; includes information on the Torah Teminah Day School, the Diaspora Yeshiva Band Program, Toronto Jewish Congress Archives, and the Jewish Family Services.
3.29 Morton J. Merowitz; includes publications list, resume, and Polish Review (1985).
3.30 Programs for Annual Jewish Education Bureau Dinner, 1941-1960
3.31 Temple Shaarey Zedek; includes clippings (1984), miscellaneous newsletters and correspondence (1984), and program for the Anniversary Donor Dinner (1974)
3.32 Torah Center of Buffalo, 1984; miscellaneous newsletters and correspondence
3.33 United Jewish Federation of Buffalo, 1972-1984; includes miscellaneous pamphlets and correspondence
3.34 Va'ad Hakashura of Buffalo, Membership letter.
3.35-3.38 Young Israel of Greater Buffalo, 1978-1985; includes constitution and miscellaneous newsletters and correspondence
VII.A.    Bureau of Jewish Education Presidents
Files in this subseries are arranged chronologically.
Box-folder Contents
Herman Wile, 1928-1942, Founder and President; includes photograph and clippings
Jacob Morrison, 1942-1947; includes clippings and program for annual dinner (December 1945)
Joseph A. Sapowitch, 1947-1950; includes clippings and program for annual dinner (December 1949)
Milton Friedman, 1950-1952; includes clippings and information regarding panel discussions (March 1951)
Isadore Morrison, 1952-1954; includes Bureau Briefs newsletter (September 1952, September 1953), clippings, information on Silver Anniversary Dinner Program (Nov. 1953) and photograph of charter members at 25th Anniversary Dinner
Jacob Tick, 1954-1956; includes clippings, Bureau Briefs newsletter (June 1954, September 1954, September 1955), information on Yiddish Culture Forum (1956-1957), "Aw, Go Climb a Tree," a Tu-Bishvat Play by Elazar Goelman, The "Israeli Express" (January 1955), information on "Guided Tours through Jewish History" discussion series (1954-1955) and "Present Day Israel" discussion series, as well as minutes of the Rabbis and Principals Meeting (June 1958).
Manus Roizen, 1956-1958; includes clippings and Bureau Briefs newsletter (September 1957)
David Reifer, 1958-1960; includes clippings and 30th Anniversary Dinner Program (1958).
Carl Hoffman, 1960-1961; includes clippings.
Milton Shapiro, 1961-1963; includes clippings and newsletter (July 1962)
Samuel Blinkoff, 1963-1964; includes clippings
Joseph Reingold, 1964-1966; includes minutes of the Bureau of Jewish Education meeting of August 1966
Sheldon Hurwitz, 1966-1968; includes clippings, annual report (October 1966), minutes (August 1966), memo (November 1967), and the program for the 39th Annual Dinner.
Donald S. Day, 1968-1969; includes clippings, speech for 41st Annual Dinner, report of the Bureau of Jewish Education (March 1968), the 41st Annual Dinner Program, report of the Committee on Suburban Needs (March 1969), report of the Bureau of Jewish Education Buffalo Hebrew School (March 1969), and information on a Paper-Resource Teaching Unit on Soviet Jewry.
Isadore Snitzer, 1969-1970; includes clippings.
Morton D. Brooks, 1970-1972; includes clippings and information on the High School of Jewish Studies including the 25th Annual Graduation and the school bulletin (1970-1971).
Harold Halpern, 1972-1974; includes clippings, correspondence (1972-1974), a report on the work of the Bureau of Jewish Education (1974), and newsletters (1972-1975) including the Rosa Coplon Home News (1973)
Samford Lolter, 1974-1976; includes clippings, photograph, and newsletter (1974)
Arnold Weiss, 1976-1978; includes clippings, Library Rules (1977), information on the annual Bureau of Jewish Education community meeting (December 1976) and the Hebrew Speaking Society (December 1976), class schedules for the High School of Jewish Studies (1967-1977) and the Institute of Jewish Studies (Fall 1976), and information on Temple Beth El workshops (1977).
Neil Rudin, 1978-unknown; includes clippings, a letter from R. Nehuniahm, Bureau of Jewish Education Statement of Membership (November 1979), a listing of books on Midrash, a Memoriam to Rabbi Klein (1905-1979), a summary of Institute Response to Federation Task Force Report (May 1978), a pamphlet for The Anguish and the Ecstasy of a Jewish Chaplain, a High School of Jewish Studies bulletin (1983-1984), and information on the Jewish-Am. Chening Program (October 1983) and Dr. Howard Wolf lecture (April 1985).
VIII.    Papers of Haskell Penn

The personal papers of Haskell Penn contain information on Temple Beth David Ner Israel and Temple Shaarey Zedek, the Council of Conservative Synagogues, and Boy Scouts of American and Jewish Boy Scouting.

Files in this series are arranged alphabetically with scouting papers following temple (and other personal) files.

Box-folder Contents
4.18 Personal items; oral interview with Selig Adler, October 30, 1981
4.19-4.20 Copies of Temple Beth David - Ner Israel SHIELD and Temple Shaarey Zedek KOL
4.21-4.22 Minutes of Temple Beth David - Ner Israel Board, 1960-1968
4.23 Jewish Theological Seminary: Buffalo matters, 1970s
4.24-4.25 Temple Beth David - Ner Israel matters
4.26 Minutes of the Council of Conservative Synagogues, 1962-1967
4.27 Correspondence: Council of Conservative Synagogues, 1962-1967
4.28 Educational activities of the above
4.29 Non-educational activities of the above
4.30 The 1968 merger of Temple Beth David-Ner Israel and Temple Emanuel
4.31 Temple Shaarey Zedek: early correspondence after the 1968 merger
4.32-4.33 Temple Shaarey Zedek: building fund, 1968-1970
4.34-4.35 Temple Shaarey Zedek: miscellaneous matters
4.36 Temple Shaarey Zedek: minutes of the Board of Education, 1968
4.37 Temple Shaarey Zedek: religious committee matters
5.1-5.2 Temple Shaarey Zedek: minutes of Board of Trustees; officers' meeting
VIII.A.    Jewish Boy Scouting
Box-folder Contents
Jewish Boy Scouting
Golden Age Camping
Accountant's Report, 1982-1986
Adler Interview, 1982
Automating the Boy Scouts
Awards: Personal of Haskell M. Penn
Awning Business: The Sale of, 1980
Camp Fee Studies, 1979-1981
Camp Jecosi Dedication, July 19, 1959
Camp Scouthaven
Camping Information: BSA
Camps: For the Cubs and Webelos, 1988
Charter: Local Council
Charter: Troop 115; also includes other information about the troop
Charter: Troop 156 of Temple Emanu-El
Constitution and By-Laws BSC Greater Niagara Council, 1966
Correspondence: Miscellaneous and General, 1940s-1980s
Crime Committee, 1984
Feasibility Study: Meeting the Demands of the Decade, 1982
Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies
Frontiersman: Official Scouting Publication
Greater Niagara Frontier Council of Scouting
Home Improvement Industry Council: Constitution of
Information: Miscellaneous Other (Pamphlets, Brochures, etcetera)
National Council Meeting Seminar, Louisville, Kentucky, 1986
National Jewish Committee on Scouting: Various Brochures
National Office: BSA
National Standards for Boy Scout/Varsity Scout Summer Camps
Scout Enrollment Records, 1932-1940: Troop 115
Scouting and The Jewish Community
Subscriptions: Boy's Life Magazine: Troop 156
Temple Endowment Program
Troop 115
Troop 156
IX.    Milton Plesur

This series, the personal papers of Milton Plesur, contains information on Jewish history of Greater Buffalo, the Bureau of Jewish Education, the Institute of Jewish Studies, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo.

The series is divided into four subseries. Within the series, subseries B, C, and D are arranged alphabetically.

IX.A.    Miscellaneous files
Box-folder Contents
Buffalo Jewish History
Jewish History. General and Modern
Jewish History, Miscellaneous booklets Jewish History, General
Jewish History, Niagara Falls
Jewish Community Project
Jewish Problems; modern
Temple Emmanu-El
IX.B.    Bureau of Jewish Education
Box-folder Contents
Affiliation, SUCB
Applications to local colleges for affiliation
Committee/Reports, 1978-1985
Constitutions, 1978-1982
Correspondence (incoming), 1977-1985
Correspondence (outgoing), 1978-1981
Correspondence (outgoing), 1981-1984
Correspondence (outgoing), 1984-1985
Miscellaneous information, 1984-1985
Officers/ Board of Directors Meetings, 1979-1984
Task Force Evaluation, 1970s
IX.C.    Institute of Jewish Studies
Box-folder Contents
Committee members/ meetings, 1978-1981
Correspondence (outgoing), 1948-1982
Course offerings, 1981-1983
Evaluation, 1978
Miscellaneous information
IX.D.    Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo/ Bureau of Jewish Education
Box-folder Contents
Board/ Executive Committee Meetings, 1984-1985
Budget/ finance, 1979-1984
Correspondence, 1982-1985
Jewish Life in Twentieth Century America: Challenge and Accommodation, 1982
Box Contents
Scrapbook, Montefiore Auxiliary No. 34, Buffalo, New York

[note: scrapbook is very fragile]

Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Library's online catalog.


Blinkoff, Samuel
Day, Donald S. 1924
Desmon, Joseph N.
Freiman, Harvey
Gardner, Arnold B.
Goldberg, Dorothy
Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo
Joseph, Norman
Kahn, Ruth B.
Kaplan, Gail
Levick, Irving
Mandelkern, Bernard
Melzer, Ethel R.
Merowitz, Morton J
Palanker, Joseph
Penn, Haskell, 1913
Plesur, Milton
Rochwarger, Leonard
State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives
Tabor, Maurice S.
Zeckhauser, J. Milton

Subject Terms

Jewish archives--New York (State)
Jewish historians--New York State--Buffalo
Jewish leadership--New York State--Buffalo
Jews--Legal status, laws, etc.
Jews--New York State--Buffalo
Judaism--History--Modern Period, 1750-

Genre Terms

Citizenship papers
Oral histories

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