Guide to the Arthur A. Goren (1926-) Papers
1951-2007
(bulk 1970-2000)

P-985

Processed by Jessica Parker. Additional processing by Patricia Glowinski.

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Jessica Parker in August 2014. Encoding was completed by Patricia Glowinski in October 2014. Description is in English.
December 2014. An addition of four reels of microfilm from the AJHS Microfilm Collection were incorporated into Series I: Research Topics and Projects, Subseries 1: New York Kehillah by Patricia Glowinski.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Arthur A. Goren
Title: Arthur A. Goren Papers
Dates:1951-2007
Dates:bulk 1970-2000
Abstract: This is the collection of Arthur A. Goren, a historian and professor of American Jewish history at the Hebrew University and Columbia University. This collection consists of his research material and professional files from his academic pursuits and career as a professor, primarily at Columbia University. Included in the collection are copies of articles and photocopies of archival material used for research, drafts of speeches and manuscripts, handwritten and typed research notes, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and teaching and course material such as syllabi, readings, notes, and bibliographies.
Languages: The collection is primarily in English, with some material in Hebrew and Yiddish. A few items are in German.
Quantity: 11.5 linear feet (23 manuscript boxes)
Identification: P-985
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Biographical Note
Photo of Arthur Goren at Hebrew University, 1957

Photo of Arthur Goren at Hebrew University, 1957

Arthur Aryeh Goren was born Arthur Gorenstein on February 15, 1926, in Chelsea, Massachusetts. His parents, Saul and Lillian Gorenstein, were Labor Zionists and Goren was raised in Habonim ("the builders"), a halutz (pioneer) youth movement in Washington, D.C., and New York City. He enlisted in the army reserves when he turned eighteen in February 1944 and completed his freshman year of Hebrew Studies at the Teacher's Institute of Yeshiva College while preparing for the army. He entered the service in July 1944 and trained in Mississippi. He was never posted overseas and was discharged in December 1945, at which point he went directly to a Habonim convention.

He made aliyah (immigrated) to Israel in 1951 "to fulfill his youthful Zionist dreams. Those ideals also included fighting 'with like-minded people everywhere for the emergence of a better society.'"1 He completed a Bachelor of Arts in Jewish History at the Hebrew University in 1957, and continued with some graduate studies in History at the same institution from 1958 to 1959. As a veteran, he attended the Hebrew University on the GI Bill. He then returned to the United States, completing both a Master's of Arts in 1964 and a PhD in United States History in 1966 at Columbia University. Just prior to graduation, he Hebraicized his last name to "Goren." (His research papers from his time as a student at the Hebrew University all bear the last name "Gorenstein.")

Goren returned to Israel and taught at the Hebrew University from 1966 to 1988. He then went back to Columbia University and was the Russell and Bettina Knapp Professor of American Jewish History from the chair's establishment in 1988 through his retirement in 2005. Specializing in "social and cultural Jewish history of the United States,"2 he has published numerous books and articles, including seminal works in the field. Some of his publications include The Politics and Public Culture of American Jews (1999), Studies in American Civilization (1987), The American Jews: Dimensions of Ethnicity (1982), Dissenter in Zion: From the Writings of Judah L. Magnes (1982), and New York Jews and the Quest for Community: The Kehillah Experiment 1908-1922 (1970), which "is considered a landmark contribution to the field of American Jewish history."3

Goren held visiting positions at Brandeis University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Jewish Theological Seminary, and a Charles Warner Fellowship at Harvard University. He has held numerous positions on boards and committees, including Chairman of the Department of American Studies at the Hebrew University from 1970 to 1973 and again in the 1980s. He was a member of the American Jewish Historical Society's Academic Council, and served on the editorial boards of American Jewish History, the Journal of American Ethnic History, and the YIVO Annual. In 1998, he received a Jewish Cultural Achievement Award for Historical Studies from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture.

Goren is married to Ayalah Goren née Kadman, a teacher, choreographer, and researcher of Israeli folk dance and culture. They have two sons, Avner and Amos.

References

Arthur Aryeh Goren Faculty Page, Columbia University Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies. Accessed August 5, 2014.

Arthur Aryeh Goren Faculty Page, Department of History, Columbia University. Accessed August 5, 2014.

Arthur Aryeh Goren Faculty Page, The Hebrew University. Accessed August 5, 2014.

Ayalah Goren-Kadman Profile, Jewish Women's Archive. Accessed August 5, 2014.

Biography, Arthur A. Goren; Arthur A. Goren Papers; P-985; Box 23; Folder 3; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

Curriculum Vitae, Arthur Aryeh Goren, May 1983; Arthur A. Goren Papers; P-985; Box 23; Folder 3; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

Dash Moore, Deborah. GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the research and professional files of Arthur A. Goren, a historian and professor of American Jewish history. The collection includes copies of articles and photocopies of archival material used for research, drafts of speeches and manuscripts, handwritten and typed research notes, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and teaching and course material such as syllabi, readings, notes, and bibliographies. The topics represented in this collection mostly reflect books and articles that he wrote, or background research for the development of courses and course readings. The topics represented in this collection include: the New York Kehillah, Judah L. Magnes, ethnicity, nationalism, Jewish identity, immigration, Eastern European Jewry, American Jewish history, crime and the Jewish underworld, American Jewish leadership, Habonim, Zionism, pluralism, pacifism, Jewish Orthodoxy, Ben Halpern, Abba Hillel Silver, public culture, and the Hebrew University.

As this is primarily a research collection, personal materials are limited to some correspondence and a few photographs. These can be found in Series V: Professional Files, in the folder titled "Biographical material." The professional materials are mostly drawn from Goren's time at Columbia University. His academic life at the Hebrew University is not significantly represented, other than by a few papers he wrote while a student there. These are located in Series III: Writings.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically in five series. The folders within each series and subseries are arranged alphabetically by subject.

American Jewish History has been designated as a separate series rather than as a subseries of Research Topics and Projects or Courses and Teaching because it is an extensive group of records that may have been compiled for either or both research and teaching.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Collections and Engagement of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
E-mail: reference@ajhs.org

The collection includes photocopies of archival materials from other repositories. Permission for usage of these materials will have to be granted by the originating repository. The student papers in Series IV may be restricted. Please contact the archivist for more information.

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Related Material

Transcripts from oral history interviews conducted by Arthur A. Goren with Abraham Shoenfeld pertaining to crime and the New York Kehillah can be found in the Abraham Shoenfeld Papers (P-884) at the American Jewish Historical Society. Additional research materials pertaining to these topics and oral history transcripts can be found in Arthur A. Goren's collection.

Goren's collection includes copies of materials written by Ben Halpern, and Goren wrote a chapter titled "Ben Halpern: 'At Home in Exile'" for the book The "Other" New York Jewish Intellectuals. The Benjamin Halpern Papers are held by the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department at the Brandeis University Libraries (ID no.: MWalB0150A).

Arthur A. Goren papers: a collection of materials, gathered by Goren between approximately 1960 and 2005, as he conducted research in, wrote about, and taught American Jewish history at universities in the United States and Israel, is held by the Rare Book and Manuscript Library of the Columbia University.

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Separated Material

Duplicate material and personal material unrelated to Goren's professional life were returned to the donor, Arthur A. Goren. The photograph in Series I, Subseries 10 and the photographs in Series V are stored with the AJHS General Photographs Collection.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Arthur A. Goren Papers; P-985; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY.

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Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the American Jewish Historical Society by Arthur A. Goren in 2007 (accession number 2007.50).

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Processing Information

This collection was arranged by Jessica Parker in July–August 2014. At this time, partial processing and collection-level description were completed on the collection, and full processing and description occurred for Series I, Subseries 2: Judah L. Magnes. In September-October 2014, the remainder of the collection was processed and described and subsequent collection-level arrangement and description revision was completed by Patricia Glowinski.

Materials were refoldered and rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes. Rusty paper clips were removed and replaced; documents were unfolded as space allowed. Original folder titles that were illegible to the archivist were photocopied and placed in the corresponding folder. Since the original contents of each folder, and their titles, were retained as donated by Goren, it is likely that the material in a given folder could be more expansive than the title suggests and that the material could pertain to multiple series in this collection. If a title hadn't been provided by Goren, a title that reflected the bulk of the material in a given folder was created. In cases where titles or words were illegible, the archivist provided best guesses, represented in brackets. For clarity, first names were added to folder titles; for example, "Felix Warburg" was used instead of simply "Warburg." Abbreviations were written out, except in instances when it wasn't clear to what they referred. Punctuation was sometimes added or changed to clarify the relationship among the components in a folder title. The dates included in folder titles pertain to some, but not all, of the dates of the original archival materials in the folders. In Series I and II, the dates of the folders themselves reflect estimations of when the research was conducted and copies of the materials were made, based on when related books and articles were published.

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Bibliography

The American Jewish Historical Society Library holds many of Arthur A. Goren's books. AJHS also holds GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation (2004) by Deborah Dash Moore, which profiles Goren and his time and relationship to his World War II army service. These may be found by searching the catalog of the Center for Jewish History. http://search.cjh.org

The Center for Jewish History also provides online access to two PhD dissertations written by Goren's students at Columbia University: Jews Against Prejudice: American Jews and the Intergroup Relations Movement from World War to Cold War (Stuart G. Svonkin, 1995) and "The Sacredness of Family": New York's Immigrant Jews and their Religion, 1890–1930 (Anne M. Polland, 2004).

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Access Points

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Container List

Click the box in the request column to open the form that allows you to request a box for onsite viewing in the reading room at the Center for Jewish History, New York, NY.

 

Series I: Research Topics and Projects, circa 1960s-2005

Boxes 1-16 (8.2 linear feet).
Arrangement:

This series is arranged in twelve subseries. Subseries 1 through 10 are arranged in chronological order, mirroring Goren's publication history on the given topics. In some cases, related topics are grouped together, even if Goren may not have written on all of them, or all of them collectively, such as Subseries 3: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Jewish Identity. Subseries 11 and 12 contain general research files that could not be easily sorted into specific research topics, as much of Goren's research overlapped. Arrangement within each subseries is alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content:

This series pertains to Arthur A. Goren's research topics and projects. This includes research material that was accumulated and not necessarily used for research or publishing, as well as material that could have been used for multiple projects. While drafts of manuscripts and speeches that pertain to a particular research project are included in this series, Goren's writings can also be found in Series III: Writings.

Subseries 1: New York Kehillah, circa 1960s-1970s

Box 1 (.15 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains material accumulated by Goren for research pertaining to the Jewish Kehillah of New York City and organized Jewish community. Goren originally began research on the subject while a student at Hebrew University. The microfilm in this subseries, comprising 4 reels, were microfilmed by Goren in 1966. As noted on Reel 1, permission was granted to Goren to microfilm documents from the Judah L. Magnes Archives by the Jewish Historical General Archives (now the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People). At the time, Goren was writing his dissertation, "The New York Kehillah, 1908-1922." Reel 1 contains a letter written by Goren explaining why the documents were microfilmed. It also contains an arrangement note and a detailed inventory list of what is on each reel (called "spools" by Goren). The dates of the microfilmed material generally are within Goren's dissertation focus of 1908-1922. Subjects of material microfilmed include religious affairs, anti-crime activity, immigrant banks, arbitration, education, vice, propaganda, and the Committee on Social Morals. Kehillah Executive Committee minutes are also on the microfilm. Goren's first book, New York Jews and the Quest for Community: The Kehillah Experiment, 1908-1922, was published in 1970.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 1 Family, women, work circa 1960s-1970s request_box
1 2 Hevra Kadisha [book review and partial manuscript] circa 1960s-1970s request_box
Box TitleDate
Microfilm Drawer 9   Microfilm of documents from the Judah L. Magnes Archives 1966
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 3 Primary documents — for LG [Kashrus] circa 1960s-1970s request_box
1 4 Primary sources — research circa 1960s-1970s request_box
1 5 Triangle Fire circa 1960s-1970s request_box

Subseries 2: Judah L. Magnes, circa 1970s-1980s

Boxes 1-3 (1.25 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject. Folders were arranged as pertaining to Judah L. Magnes or the Hebrew University based on their original titling. If no folder title was available, they were arranged depending on the topic of the bulk of the material contained therein.

Scope and Content:

This subseries consists of the research Goren conducted on Judah L. Magnes for his book, Dissenter in Zion: From the Writings of Judah L. Magnes (published in 1982), notes on his research, and typescripts for talks and publications. Magnes, a prominent Reform rabbi in the United States and British Mandate of Palestine, was involved in most of the endeavors that Goren researched, and so materials pertaining to Magnes may be found throughout the collection. For instance, Magnes helped found the American Jewish Committee and the New York Kehillah. He was involved with the Social Morals Bureau, which investigated white slave trafficking and the Jewish underworld. He was the first chairman of the People's Council of America for Democracy and Peace and the first Chancellor of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Louis Marshall, a significant funder of Jewish education through the Kehillah, was related to Magnes through marriage.

Because both the arrangement of items within Goren's folders and the folder titles were retained, there are materials pertaining to other topics within this subseries. As Magnes was fundamental in the founding of the Hebrew University, there are also substantial Hebrew University materials in this subseries. Materials pertaining to Chaim Weizmann and Albert Einstein can be found in both the Judah L. Magnes and the Hebrew University subseries.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
16 1890-1920 — 250th — Judah Magnes circa 1970s-1980s request_box
17 1923 — Diary circa 1970s-1980s request_box
18 American Jewish Congress — documents circa 1970s-1980s request_box
19 Archival — Spiritual Zionism — Judah Magnes — Nelson Glueck — etc. — 1946-1948 circa 1970s-1980s request_box
110 Chaim Weizmann — Judah Magnes — Albert Einstein circa 1970s-1980s request_box
111 The Committee for Research on the Arab Question circa 1970s-1980s request_box
112 Documents — 1926-1929 — Hebrew University — Judah Magnes — Felix Warburg — Chaim Weizmann circa 1970s-1980s request_box
113 Documents — Judah Magnes 1945- circa 1970s-1980s request_box
114 Felix Warburg correspondence circa 1970s-1980s request_box
115 Felix Warburg — Shmaryahu Levin — etc. — 1910-1915 circa 1970s-1980s request_box
116 Hebrew University — 1912-1914 — Judah Magnes circa 1970s-1980s request_box
117 Israel Friedlaender — Judah Magnes — Sources circa 1970s-1980s request_box
118 Judah L. Magnes — Sermons circa 1970s-1980s request_box
119 Judah Magnes circa 1970s-1980s request_box
120 Judah Magnes circa 1970s-1980s request_box
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21 Judah Magnes — 1918 — Society for the Advancement of Judaism — 1905, Temple Israel Brooklyn circa 1970s-1980s request_box
22 Judah Magnes — 1924 circa 1970s-1980s request_box
23 Judah Magnes — 1937 circa 1970s-1980s request_box
24 Judah Magnes — Albert Einstein — Chaim Weizmann — Hebrew University, 1920s circa 1970s-1980s request_box
25 Judah Magnes — Berkeley — 1900-1920 — Benedict Lowenstein circa 1970s-1980s request_box
26 Judah Magnes Book — Dissenter circa 1970s-1980s request_box
27 Judah Magnes — Documents circa 1970s-1980s request_box
28 Judah Magnes — Documents for Recent Research circa 1970s-1980s request_box
29 Judah Magnes — Documents — Hebrew University circa 1970s-1980s request_box
210 Judah Magnes — For Speeches circa 1970s-1980s request_box
211 Judah Magnes — Hans Kohn circa 1970s-1980s request_box
212 Judah Magnes — Hebrew University — 1925 circa 1970s-1980s request_box
213 Judah Magnes — Hebrew University — 1935 circa 1970s-1980s request_box
214 Judah Magnes — Ihud circa 1970s-1980s request_box
215 Judah Magnes — Pacifism circa 1970s-1980s request_box
216 Judah Magnes — Printed Matter — People's Council of America circa 1970s-1980s request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
31 Judah Magnes — Research Materials circa 1970s-1980s request_box
32 Judah Magnes — Selected Documents circa 1970s-1980s request_box
33 Judah Magnes — Semel — Beatrice (1914) — Miscellaneous circa 1970s-1980s request_box
  

Beatrice Lowenstein was the wife of Judah L. Magnes.

 
34 Judah Magnes — SF — 1948, last letter circa 1970s-1980s request_box
35 Judah Magnes Sources circa 1970s-1980s request_box
36 Judah Magnes to E.L. Sukenik 24-10-48 circa 1970s-1980s request_box
37 Kehillah — Documents — Judah Magnes circa 1970s-1980s request_box
38 Miscellaneous Documents, Primary — Judah Magnes circa 1970s-1980s request_box
39 NP (1925) — Chaim Weizmann Letter 1913/1914 circa 1970s-1980s request_box
310 Research — Judah Magnes — Selected Items circa 1970s-1980s request_box
311 Speech on Judah Magnes and Research Notes circa 1970s-1980s request_box

Subseries 3: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Jewish Identity, circa 1970s-1980s

Boxes3-4 (.75 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content:

The subjects of ethnicity, nationalism, and identity are themes that Goren incorporated into both his research and teaching. Some of Goren's related publications include: "A Portrait of Ethnic Politics: The Socialists and the 1908 and 1910 Elections on the East Side" (article, 1961); "The American Jewish Labor Movement and Ethnic Identity" (article, 1969); and The American Jews: Dimensions in Ethnicity (1982). Goren also taught "Ethnicity in 20th Century America" and "The Public Culture of American Ethnic Groups" at Columbia University.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
3 12 America and the New Ethnicity — articles from circa 1970s-1980s request_box
3 13 American identity — Smith, Glazer, Takaki circa 1970s-1980s request_box
3 14 Asians — Blacks circa 1970s-1980s request_box
3 15 Black ideologues — Douglass, Du Bois, Locke, Garvey circa 1970s-1980s request_box
3 16 Black Nationalism circa 1970s-1980s request_box
3 17 Contemporary — Jewish identity — survival circa 1970s-1980s request_box
3 18 Defining American Jewish Identity (1981) circa 1970s-1980s request_box
3 19 Education, Ethnicity, Pluralism circa 1970s-1980s request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4 1 Identifying — documents, articles circa 1970s-1980s request_box
4 2 Identity — Jewish circa 1970s-1980s request_box
4 3 [Identity] — miscellaneous circa 1970s-1980s request_box
4 4 Louis Marshall Papers — ethnic politics circa 1970s-1980s request_box
4 5 Nationalism — Brown circa 1970s-1980s request_box
4 6 New Ethnicity — Rubin, Gary circa 1970s-1980s request_box
4 7 On community — ethnic groups circa 1970s-1980s request_box
4 8 Other ethnic — general on Pluralism circa 1970s-1980s request_box

Subseries 4: Immigration and Eastern European Jewry, circa 1970s-1980s

Boxes 4-5 (.5 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains articles accumulated by Goren on the subjects of immigration and assimilation, with a focus on Eastern European Jewish immigration and immigrants in the United States. Related publications by Goren include: "Immigration and the Forming of the American Nation" (article, 1976; in Hebrew) and "The Coming of Age of American Jewry: 1881-1920" from The Mass Migration of Eastern European Jewry to the United States (Goren, editor, 1976; in Hebrew). At Columbia University, Goren's courses included "The American Jewish Experience: 1880-1950; Immigration and Acculturation" and "The Immigrant and the City (1840-1940)."

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4 9 American Jewish History — Eastern European Jewish immigrants — articles — mainly New York — East Side circa 1980s request_box
4 10 American Jewish History — Eastern European Jews — 1880-1929 circa 1970s-1980s request_box
4 11 Eastern European Jewry background — Eastern European migration circa 1970s-1980s request_box
4 12 Eastern European Jews — education circa 1970s-1980s request_box
4 13 European background — articles — Hevra Kadisha circa 1970s-1980s request_box
4 14 Immigration articles circa 1970s-1980s request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5 1 Immigration Commission — immigration theory circa 1970s-1980s request_box
5 2 Immigration — Italians circa 1970s-1980s request_box
5 3 Immigration — post World War Two circa 1970s-1980s request_box
5 4 [Immigration Seminar] — article, groups circa 1970s-1980s request_box
5 5 Nahirny — American Immigrant Groups: Ethnic Identification and the Problem of Generations circa 1970s-1980s request_box

Subseries 5: Crime and the Jewish underworld, circa 1980s

Boxes 5-6 (.5 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content:

In 1988, Goren published Saints and Sinners: The Underside of American Jewish History. Included in this subseries are articles, oral histories, notes, an original publication on white slavery (generally, trafficking of women for prostitution) in Yiddish, and a fifty-seven page, Kehillah crime report from 1913 chronicling Jewish crime and the underworld, primarily in the Lower East Side neighborhood of New York City.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5 6 Crime articles circa 1980s request_box
5 7 Crime — Kehillah source circa 1980s request_box
5 8 Crime — notes circa 1980s request_box
5 9 Crime — oral history — Hyman Reiter circa 1980s request_box
5 10 Crime — oral history — Judge Jonah J. Goldstein — Abraham Shoenfeld circa 1980s request_box
5 11 Crime — sources circa 1980s request_box
5 12 Kehillah crime report (1913) circa 1980s request_box
5 13 Kehillah crime report and stories circa 1980s request_box
5 14 White Slavery — original pamphlet (Yiddish; 1911) circa 1980s request_box
5 15 White Slavery — photocopy of original pamphlet (Yiddish) circa 1980s request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
6 1 Yiddish literature — crime circa 1980s request_box
6 2 Zelig — crime circa 1980s request_box
6 3 Zelig funeral — Yiddish press circa 1980s request_box

Subseries 6: Habonim, Halutziut, and Zionism, circa 1980s-1990s

Boxes 6-7 (.75 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content:

Included in this subseries are articles, notes, essays, manuscripts, and copies of archival documents on the related subjects of Habonim (international youth movement affiliated with the Israel Labor party and stressing Hebrew language, culture, and settlement in Israel, and with strong ties to the Ichud kibbutz movement. http://www.zionism-israel.com/dic/Habonim.htm) Halutziut (pioneers; pioneer movement to Palestine), and Zionism.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
6 4 American Zionism — manuscripts of Allon Gal circa 1980s-1990s request_box
6 5 Anti—Zionism — Maccabean — Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) circa 1980s-1990s request_box
6 6 Autobiographies circa 1980s-1990s request_box
6 7 BG [Board of Governors, American Jewish Committee] — Israel Among the Nations — Daniel Frisch 1949 — Furrows, Halutziut circa 1980s-1990s request_box
6 8 Conservative movement — Rabbinical Assembly on Zionism — Fascism — [History] of the Jewish Theological Seminary — 1936-1938 circa 1980s-1990s request_box
6 9 Habonim circa 1980s-1990s request_box
6 10 Habonim — Cohen — [Katz?] circa 1980s-1990s request_box
6 11 Haganah circa 1980s-1990s request_box
6 12 Halutziut circa 1980s-1990s request_box
6 13 Halutziut and American Zionism — notes circa 1980s-1990s request_box
6 14 [Halutziut — Zionism — articles and notes] circa 1980s-1990s request_box
6 15 Hechalutz — Modern Palestine [1933] circa 1980s-1990s request_box
6 16 Hechalutz — [Sera?] — [Gordon?] circa 1980s-1990s request_box
6 17 Holocaust, Habonim, Haganah circa 1980s-1990s request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
7 1 Israel — United States — MMK [Mordecai M. Kaplan] — Hebrew circa 1980s-1990s request_box
7 2 LZ [Labor Zionism] — essays — documents circa 1980s-1990s request_box
7 3 Living in Two Cultures — manuscript — article circa 1980s-1990s request_box
7 4 Meir, Nathan — "Chaverim in the Bronx: The Labor Zionist Movement in America and the Farband Cooperative Houses" (1994) circa 1980s-1990s request_box
7 5 Munich documents circa 1980s-1990s request_box
7 6 New Palestine — 1918-1923 circa 1980s-1990s request_box
7 7 New Palestine — 1924-1930 circa 1980s-1990s request_box
7 8 Non — Reform — Anti-Zionist articles circa 1980s-1990s request_box
7 9 Pre-1948 — on parades and demonstrations circa 1980s-1990s request_box
7 10 Raider, Mark A. — Yugnt to Haluzim circa 1980s-1990s request_box
7 11 Secondary on Magnes — Zionists circa 1980s-1990s request_box
7 12 Soyer, Fannie [letters from Palestine, 1925] — Holmes, [John Haynes] circa 1980s-1990s request_box
7 13 Spiritual Zionists — archival and [?] circa 1980s-1990s request_box
7 14 Spiritual Zionists — manuscripts and Jewish Theological Seminary outline, two versions circa 1980s-1990s request_box
7 15 Spiritual Zionists — Nelson Glueck circa 1980s-1990s request_box
7 16 Spiritual Zionists notes circa 1980s-1990s request_box
7 17 The Young Judean (1930s) — The Reconstructionist (1947-1948) circa 1980s-1990s request_box

Subseries 7: Pluralism, Pacifism, and Jewish Orthodoxy, circa 1980s-1990s

Boxes 7-8 (.5 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content:

This subseries includes articles, notes, copies of archival documents, and a manuscript by Goren titled, "The Conservative Politics of the Orthodox Press" (see Box 7, Folder 20). The material in this subseries primarily focuses on the subjects of American Orthodoxy and Orthodox politics. In 1990, Goren published, "The 'New Pluralism' and the Politics of Community Relations."

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
7 18 American Orthodoxy circa 1980s-1990s request_box
7 19 Orthodox politics circa 1980s-1990s request_box
7 20 Orthodox politics — manuscript and notes circa 1980s-1990s request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
8 1 Orthodox politics — Taft papers circa 1980s-1990s request_box
8 2 Orthodoxy — Gurock circa 1980s-1990s request_box
8 3 Pacifism circa 1980s-1990s request_box
8 4 Social Action — RA [Rabbinical Assembly?] circa 1980s-1990s request_box
8 5 [Social Action?] — documents circa 1980s-1990s request_box
8 6 Social history — article circa 1980s-1990s request_box

Subseries 8: Ben Halpern, circa 1990s

Boxes 8-9 (.35 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content:

Ben Halpern (1912-1990) was an American writer, editor, historian, sociologist, and academic. He taught at Brandeis University from 1960 to his retirement in 1980. In 1971, Halpern became the Richard Koret Professor of Judaica for the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Department at Brandeis. Halpern served as an editor and writer for the publications Jewish Frontier and Midstream, among other professional activities. This subseries includes copies of Halpern's writings from several publications, a bibliography of Halpern's writings, a eulogy written for Halpern by Goren, various articles, and a final draft of Goren's article, "Ben Halpern: 'At Home in Exile.'" (1994)

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
8 7 Article and bibliography circa 1990s request_box
8 8 At Home in Exile [articles from Furrows] (1942-1943) circa 1990s request_box
8 9 Ben Halpern: "At Home in Exile" by Arthur A. Goren, final draft (1994) circa 1990s request_box
8 10 Early writings circa 1990s request_box
8 11 Eulogy for Ben Halpern by Arthur A. Goren circa 1990s request_box
8 12 Hebrew literature — Hazaz circa 1990s request_box
8 13 Jewish Frontier (1940s-1960s) [and other material] circa 1990s request_box
8 14 Jewish Frontier (1940s-1970) circa 1990s request_box
8 15 Jewish FrontierThe Reconstructionist — 1940-1970 circa 1990s request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
9 1 Oral histories — notes — contacts circa 1990s request_box
9 2 Selected articles circa 1990s request_box
9 3 Selected articles — Woodrow Wilson circa 1990s request_box

Subseries 9: Abba Hillel Silver, circa 1990s

Box 9 (.35 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content:

This subseries primarily contains copies of archival documents complied by Goren for research on Abba Hillel Silver (1893-1963). Silver was an American rabbi and one of the leaders of the Zionist movement in the United States. Also included in the subseries is a "working copy" (manuscript) of Goren's article about Silver, "Between Ideal and Reality: Abba Hillel Silver's Zionist Vision." The article was published in 1996 in the anthology, Abba Hillel Silver and American Zionism.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
9 4 American Jewish Committee 1943 — [graphics ?] — 1943-1946 circa 1990s request_box
9 5 Autobiography circa 1990s request_box
9 6 Current work copy [Goren's article about Silver] circa 1990s request_box
9 7 Documents — 1945 circa 1990s request_box
9 8 Documents — 1945-1953 circa 1990s request_box
9 9 Primary and print sources circa 1990s request_box
9 10 Selected Silver documents and notes circa 1990s request_box
9 11 Sources — 1919-1940 circa 1990s request_box
9 12 Zionism circa 1990s request_box

Subseries 10: The Hebrew University and Mount Scopus, circa 1990s-2000

Boxes 10-11 (.5 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content:

The material in the subseries focuses on the founding of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (founded in 1918; Mount Scopus campus opened in 1925) and the issues among the University's founders, including Judah L. Magnes, Chaim Weizmann, and Albert Einstein. Included in the subseries are articles, photocopies of archival documents, an article about city planner and architect Patrick Geddes and his design of the Mount Scopus campus, and manuscript copies of Goren's article, "Sanctifying Scopus: Locating the Hebrew University on Mount Scopus." The article was published in 2000.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
10 1 Current [Scopus related — Weizmann letters] circa 1990s-2000 request_box
10 2 Einstein, Albert circa 1990s-2000 request_box
10 3 Geddes, Patrick circa 1990s-2000 request_box
10 4 Hebrew University — 1920-1923 circa 1990s-2000 request_box
10 5 Hebrew University — 1929 circa 1990s-2000 request_box
10 6 Hebrew University — articles circa 1990s-2000 request_box
10 7 Hebrew University — articles, manuscripts, [probe] circa 1990s-2000 request_box
10 8 Hebrew University opening — April 1925 circa 1990s-2000 request_box
10 9 Hebrew University — photograph showing 25 people standing in front of a building on the Mount Scopus campus, most likely for the dedication of the new Hebrew University, [circa 1925] circa 1990s-2000 request_box
10 10 JM [Judah Magnes?] — Committee — [1941] circa 1990s-2000 request_box
10 11 Sanctification — final circa 1990s-2000 request_box
10 12 Sanctifying — articles and documents circa 1990s-2000 request_box
10 13 Sanctifying — [Background?] — documents circa 1990s-2000 request_box
10 14 Sanctifying — graphic circa 1990s-2000 request_box
10 15 Scopus documents circa 1990s-2000 request_box
10 16 Scopus — working copy circa 1990s-2000 request_box
10 17 Survey Committee report — 1934 (1 of 2) circa 1990s-2000 request_box
10 18 Survey Committee report — 1934 (2 of 2) circa 1990s-2000 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11 1 Weizmann, Chaim — letters and papers — 1923-1935 circa 1990s-2000 request_box

Subseries 11: General Research Files — People, circa 1960s-2005

Boxes 11-14 (1.4 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains material that may have been compiled for either or both research and teaching. The majority of the material consists of articles or book chapters written by the people included in this subseries.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11 2 Abbott, Edith — Historical Aspects of the Immigration Problem circa 1960s-2005 request_box
11 3 Abbott, Grace — The Immigrant and the Community circa 1960s-2005 request_box
11 4 Arlosoroff, Haim circa 1960s-2005 request_box
11 5 Baron, Salo W. — Hurwitz, Henry — correspondence regarding The Menorah Journal [1931, 1942] circa 1960s-2005 request_box
11 6 Barondess, Joseph — 1928 circa 1960s-2005 request_box
11 7 Budick, Emily Miller — Daleski — Philip Roth — [Fishman] — AJ [American Jewish] literature circa 1960s-2005 request_box
11 8 Conzen, Kathleen Neils, Schurz, Carl — Germans, Irish circa 1960s-2005 request_box
11 9 Crevecoeur — [articles about] circa 1960s-2005 request_box
11 10 Daniels, Doris Groshen — Colonial Jewry: Religion, Domestic and Social Relations circa 1960s-2005 request_box
11 11 Dewey, John — Kallen, Horace M. — correspondence circa 1960s-2005 request_box
11 12 Dinin, Samuel — Zionist Education in the United States circa 1960s-2005 request_box
11 13 Erikson, Erik circa 1960s-2005 request_box
11 14 Finkelstien, Louis — articles, notes circa 1960s-2005 request_box
11 15 Friedman, Joan S. — Dissertation circa 1960s-2005 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
12 1 Gans, Herbert — Jewish politics circa 1960s-2005 request_box
12 2 Glueck, Nelson — documents 1940-1948 — Glueck, Finkelstein, etc. circa 1960s-2005 request_box
12 3 Glueck, Nelson — Office of Strategic Services (1 of 2) circa 1960s-2005 request_box
12 4 Glueck, Nelson — Office of Strategic Services (2 of 2) circa 1960s-2005 request_box
12 5 Goldberg, Arthur J. — Klutznick, Philip M. circa 1960s-2005 request_box
12 6 Gordin, Jacob — Yiddish Press, New York Times - circa 1960s-2005 request_box
12 7 Handlin, Oscar — Historical Perspectives on the American Ethnic Group circa 1960s-2005 request_box
12 8 Hillquit, Morris — Vladeck, Baruch Charney circa 1960s-2005 request_box
12 9 Kallen, Horace — Miller, Kerby — Irish Americans circa 1960s-2005 request_box
12 10 Kaplan, Kivie — manuscript — Orthodox Jews circa 1960s-2005 request_box
12 11 Kraut, Benny circa 1960s-2005 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
13 1 Loeffler, Jim — Warnke, Nina circa 1960s-2005 request_box
13 2 Nadel, Stanley — Jewish Race and German Soul in Nineteenth-Century America circa 1960s-2005 request_box
13 3 Metzker, Isaac — A Bintel Brief circa 1960s-2005 request_box
13 4 Morgenthau, Henry circa 1960s-2005 request_box
13 5 Myers, David circa 1960s-2005 request_box
13 6 Parzen, Herbert — American Zionism articles — JDC [Joint Distribution Committee] articles circa 1960s-2005 request_box
13 7 Rischin, Moses — Cahan, Abraham circa 1960s-2005 request_box
13 8 Rischin — Promised City — background circa 1960s-2005 request_box
13 9 Ross, Edward Alsworth — The Old World in the New: The Significance of Past and Present Immigration to the American People circa 1960s-2005 request_box
13 10 Sarasohn, Kasriel circa 1960s-2005 request_box
13 11 Sarna, Jonathan D. — JPS: The Americanization of Jewish Culture, 1888-1988 circa 1960s-2005 request_box
13 12 Schappes, Morris U. — 1655, Newport — Charleston Reform circa 1960s-2005 request_box
13 13 Shomer [Nahum Meir Shaykevitsh] — funeral circa 1960s-2005 request_box
13 14 Starkman [Shtartman], Moshe — Yiddish press in America circa 1960s-2005 request_box
13 15 Stern, [Gabriel?] circa 1960s-2005 request_box
13 16 Strong, Josiah — Our Country circa 1960s-2005 request_box
13 17 Tindall, George B. — Beyond the Mainstream: The Ethnic Southerners circa 1960s-2005 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14 1 Vecoli, Rudolph J. — The People of New Jersey circa 1960s-2005 request_box
14 2 Weisberg, Harold — AJC [American Jewish Committee] — RA [Rabbinical Assembly] — [Levit?] circa 1960s-2005 request_box
14 3 Wenger, Beth S. circa 1960s-2005 request_box
14 4 Wise, Stephan S. — Dubinsky, David — [Cohen?] circa 1960s-2005 request_box
14 5 Wyman, David — Novick, Peter circa 1960s-2005 request_box
14 6 Wyman, David — Shandler, Jeffrey — correspondence circa 1960s-2005 request_box

Subseries 12: General Research Files — Subjects, circa 1960s-2005

Boxes 14-16 (1.2 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains material that may have been compiled for either or both research and teaching.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
14 7 Arbeter Ring [Workmen's Circle] circa 1960s-2005 request_box
14 8 Archie Bunker [Deborah Dash Moore articles] circa 1960s-2005 request_box
14 9 Articles — general (1 of 2) circa 1960s-2005 request_box
14 10 Articles — general (2 of 2) circa 1960s-2005 request_box
14 11 AJ [American Jewish] intellectuals — 1944- circa 1960s-2005 request_box
  

The date "1944-" appears as it was written on the original folder.

 
14 12 AJC [American Jewish Committee] — 1940-1945 circa 1960s-2005 request_box
14 13 American Jewish leadership circa 1960s-2005 request_box
14 14 Catholic education circa 1960s-2005 request_box
14 15 Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) circa 1960s-2005 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
15 1 Documents — general circa 1960s-2005 request_box
15 2 East Side Civic Club — 1901-1903 circa 1960s-2005 request_box
15 3 Eretz Israel in Self Defense [by Joseph Baratz; 1938] circa 1960s-2005 request_box
15 4 German Jews — European background circa 1960s-2005 request_box
15 5 Hebrew Teachers College circa 1960s-2005 request_box
15 6 "I" — "We" — Hebrew, etc. — Dillingham circa 1960s-2005 request_box
15 7 Illustrative — catalogue [folk songs, dance, murals, arts and crafts] circa 1960s-2005 request_box
15 8 Jewish intellectuals circa 1960s-2005 request_box
15 9 Jewish intellectuals — identity — ideology — Halpern — intelligentsia circa 1960s-2005 request_box
15 10 The Jewish Messenger — 1889-1891 — [transcript] circa 1960s-2005 request_box
15 11 [Jewish Welfare Board] JWB Survey — Janowsky — non-sectarian circa 1960s-2005 request_box
15 12 Judean Addresses [1900-1917] circa 1960s-2005 request_box
15 13 Labor czars circa 1960s-2005 request_box
15 14 Mass events circa 1960s-2005 request_box
15 15 Multiculturalism — articles circa 1960s-2005 request_box
15 16 Munich — Friesel — Meyer — Reinharz circa 1960s-2005 request_box
15 17 National Catholic Welfare Council Bulletin — III circa 1960s-2005 request_box
15 18 New York intellectuals — 1940- circa 1960s-2005 request_box
  

The date "1940-" appears as it was written on the original folder.

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
16 1 Pittsburgh Platform — Reform circa 1960s-2005 request_box
16 2 Protest marches — strikes — May 1st — new holidays (Yiddish) circa 1960s-2005 request_box
16 3 The Reconstructionist — book — articles circa 1960s-2005 request_box
16 4 Reform — HUC [Hebrew Union College — Rabbinate circa 1960s-2005 request_box
16 5 Ritual — article circa 1960s-2005 request_box
16 6 Russell Sage Foundation bulletins — bibliographies — 1913-1940 circa 1960s-2005 request_box
16 7 [Sweep?] articles — Geertz — and [illegible] circa 1960s-2005 request_box
16 8 Undistinguished Americans [The Life Stories of Undistinguished American as Told by Themselves; 1906] circa 1960s-2005 request_box
16 9 United States crisis — general circa 1960s-2005 request_box
16 10 United States history — 19th [century] circa 1960s-2005 request_box
16 11 United States history — 1960-1980 circa 1960s-2005 request_box
16 12 United States history — early — articles circa 1960s-2005 request_box
16 13 YIVO Radio catalog — excerpts [1940s] — pageants — Living [for the?] Dead — "David" — [illegible] circa 1960s-2005 request_box
16 14 Miscellaneous — readings circa 1960s-2005 request_box
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Series II: American Jewish History,  circa 1970s-2005

Boxes 16-19 (1.4 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content:

This series contains material compiled by Goren for either or both research and teaching. The series is chiefly comprised of copies articles by other authors and photocopies of archival documents that Goren consulted for research. The folder titles are Goren's, with the exception of the text in brackets.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
16 15 250th — American Jewish [Historical] Society — background circa 1970s-2005 request_box
16 16 AJ — [illegible] — [illegible] circa 1970s-2005 request_box
16 17 AJ — after 1945 — #1 — war — struggle for state circa 1970s-2005 request_box
16 18 AJ — Holocaust memorial circa 1970s-2005 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
17 1 AJ — Israel circa 1970s-2005 request_box
17 2 AJ — Radicalism — essays circa 1970s-2005 request_box
17 3 AJ — World War Two — Holocaust — Wyman circa 1970s-2005 request_box
17 4 American Jewish Committee on American Jewish History — tercentenary circa 1970s-2005 request_box
17 5 American Jewish Community [Duluth] — Jewish Welfare Federation [1941] circa 1970s-2005 request_box
17 6 American Jewish History — 19th and 20th centuries circa 1970s-2005 request_box
17 7 American Jewish History — 20th century — articles, documents, notes circa 1970s-2005 request_box
17 8 American Jewish History — 1910-1920 circa 1970s-2005 request_box
17 9 American Jewish History — 1920-1940 circa 1970s-2005 request_box
17 10 American Jewish History — articles (1 of 2) circa 1970s-2005 request_box
17 11 American Jewish History — articles (2 of 2) circa 1970s-2005 request_box
17 12 American Jewish History — articles, documents (1 of 4) circa 1970s-2005 request_box
17 13 American Jewish History — articles, documents (2 of 4) circa 1970s-2005 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
18 1 American Jewish History — articles, documents (3 of 4) circa 1970s-2005 request_box
18 2 American Jewish History — articles, documents (4 of 4) circa 1970s-2005 request_box
18 3 American Jewish History — articles, documents — 1940-1980 circa 1970s-2005 request_box
18 4 American Jewish History — articles, notes circa 1970s-2005 request_box
18 5 American Jewish History — bibliographies circa 1970s-2005 request_box
18 6 American Jewish History — Eastern European Jews — autobiographies circa 1970s-2005 request_box
18 7 American Jewish History — Judah Magnes — Sources circa 1970s-2005 request_box
18 8 American Jewish History — Lederhendler, Eli circa 1970s-2005 request_box
18 9 American Jewish History — marriage [and death] notices — [clippings, 1970s-1980s] circa 1970s-2005 request_box
18 10 American Jewish History — miscellaneous — Wilson, Steele circa 1970s-2005 request_box
18 11 American Jewish History — packet, articles, documents circa 1970s-2005 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
19 1 American Jewish History — post 1945 circa 1970s-2005 request_box
19 2 American Jewish History — post 1945 — popular culture circa 1970s-2005 request_box
19 3 American Jewish History — readings circa 1970s-2005 request_box
19 4 American Jewish History — readings, notes circa 1970s-2005 request_box
19 5 American Jewish History since 1945 circa 1970s-2005 request_box
19 6 For American Jewish History class circa 1970s-2005 request_box
19 7 General — Jewish history — introductory — articles circa 1970s-2005 request_box
19 8 History of Philadelphia Jews circa 1970s-2005 request_box
19 9 Jewish Labor Movement — Jewish workers circa 1970s-2005 request_box
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Series III: Writings, undated, 1954-2000

Boxes 19-20 (.4 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content:

This series includes student papers, manuscripts, and speeches written by Arthur A. Goren, dating from his student years at Hebrew University in the 1950s, through his career as a historian and professor of American Jewish history. Some of the manuscripts are drafts. Also included are notes, correspondence, and other related material. Note that Goren's research papers from his time as a student at the Hebrew University all bear his original last name "Gorenstein."

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
19 10 The Boss and the Party Machine: 1870-1914 1957 request_box
19 11 Identifying Ourselves: The Historical Consciousness of American Jews 1984, 1987 request_box
19 12 Josephus: The Jewish War 1960 request_box
19 13 Manuscripts, [notes and documents] undated, 1966, 1993 request_box
19 14 March 4th manuscripts and ideas circa 1990s request_box
19 15 On Living in Two Cultures [and related material] undated, 2000 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
20 1 Paper for [Zeligmen?] — [Book of Proverbs, Chapters 10-29] — Hebrew 1957 request_box
20 2 The Russian Jewish Immigration to the United States, 1881-1895, as Viewed Through the Contemporary Hebrew Periodical Press Which Appeared in the United States 1954 request_box
20 3 Sacred and Secular: The Place of Public Funerals in the Immigrant Life of American Jews circa 1994 request_box
20 4 [Val belle?] — manuscript — Hebrew undated, 1993 request_box
20 5 Zionism on Parade: The Public Culture of American Zionists circa 1997 request_box
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Series IV: Courses and Teaching, circa 1970s-2005

Boxes 20-22 (.85 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically, primarily by the title of the course.

Scope and Content:

This series consists of syllabi, bibliographies, course readings, course packets, notes, and student papers documenting Goren's career as a professor of American Jewish history, primarily at Columbia University.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
20 6 The American Jewish Experience: 1880-1950; Immigration and Acculturation circa 1994-2004 request_box
20 7 The American Jewish Experience: 1880-1950; Immigration and Acculturation — Dearborn Independent — Perlman [May 1921] 2004 request_box
20 8 American Jewish History 1995 Fall request_box
20 9 American Jewish History 2000 Fall request_box
20 10 American Jews Since 1945 1997 Fall request_box
20 11 American Jews Since 1945 1993-2001 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
21 1 Bibliographies undated, 1990-1995 request_box
21 2 The Communal Life of American Jews 1997 Fall request_box
21 3 The Communal Life of American Jews — Colloquium 2000 request_box
21 4 The Communal Life of American Jews — readings, documents, notes circa 1990s-2003 request_box
21 5 Ethnicity in 20th Century America 1996 Fall request_box
21 6 Ethnicity in 20th Century America 1998 Fall request_box
21 7 Ethnicity in 20th Century America circa 1990s request_box
21 8 Ethnicity notes circa 1990s request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
22 1 From Melting Pot to Multiculturalism 1993 Fall request_box
22 2 From Melting Pot to New Pluralism circa 1992-1993 request_box
22 3 Handouts circa 1990s request_box
22 4 The Immigrant and the City (1840-1940) 1991 Fall request_box
22 5 Public Culture — articles undated request_box
22 6 The Public Culture of American Ethnic Groups — student papers 1995-2001 request_box
22 7 Sacred and Secular — [notes and related material] undated, 1988 request_box
22 8 Syllabi 1976, 1988-2004 request_box
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Series V: Professional Files, 1951-2007

Boxes 22-23 (.65 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content:

This series includes professional correspondence, conference material, photographs, biographical material, notes, printed matter, material related to Goren's publication on the Central Synagogue (in Manhattan), reviews of Goren's books, and material relating to Columbia University's Bancroft Prize. The Bancroft Prize material primarily concerns the awarding of the prize to historian Michael Bellesiles in 2001, which was later rescinded in 2002.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
22 9 Bancroft Prize — Bellesiles, [Michael] — Arming America 2001 request_box
22 10 Bancroft Prize — Bellesiles, Michael — Arming America 2001-2002 request_box
22 11 Bancroft Prize — Bellesiles, Michael 2002 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
23 1 Bancroft Prize — correspondence 1999-2002 request_box
23 2 Bancroft Prize — Lewis, Jan — Bellesiles, Michael 2002 request_box
23 3 Biographical material — Curriculum vitae, family correspondence, and photographs 1957-2001 request_box
23 4 Central Synagogue 2003 request_box
23 5 Colloquium — Divergent Centers: Shaping Jewish Cultures in Israel and America 1997 request_box
23 6 Conference — Fourth Scholars' Conference on American Jewish History 2000 request_box
23 7 Conference — Legacies of the Jewish Fin-de-Siecle: Culture, Society, and Politics at the Turn of the 20th Century, Yale University 1997 request_box
23 8 Conference — Scholars' Conference on American Jewish History and Life 1994 June 1-3 request_box
23 9 Correspondence — professional 1951, 1964-2005 request_box
23 10 Correspondence — Shoenfeld, Abe — Abe Shoenfeld's letter — names for sending offprint 1964-1968 request_box
23 11 Notes — various circa 1960s-2005 request_box
23 12 References and recommendations for colleagues and students 1983-2000 request_box
23 13 Review of student thesis — Divided American Jewish Loyalty by William E. Setzler 1993 request_box
23 14 Reviews — Dissenter in Zion 1982-1983 request_box
23 15 Reviews — The Politics and Public Culture of American Jews 1999-2000 request_box
23 16 Symposium — What Will Bind Us Now? A Diaspora — Israel Symposium, The Wilstein Institute 1995 request_box
23 17 University Seminar on Israel and Jewish Studies — minutes 1989-1991 request_box
23 18 Miscellaneous — professional material, programs, and printed matter undated, 1980-2007 request_box
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