Guide to the Papers of the Glick Family
undated, circa 1898-1993


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Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS

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Electronic finding aid was encoded by Stephanie Call in May 2015. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Glick, Joseph
Creator: Glick, James
Title: Glick Family Papers
Dates:circa 1898-1993
Abstract: Joseph Glick and Annie Cooperstein emigrated from Russia in the early 1900s and married in Boston in 1898. They had eleven children, and upon Joseph’s death, their son James became administrator of Joseph’s estate. The material in the collection primarily documents James’s disposal of his father’s estate, while also including a family tree and copy of Joseph and Annie’s wedding invitation.
Languages: The collection is in English and Hebrew
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)
Identification: P-999
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS Boston, MA
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Biographical Note

Jewish Colonial Trust Bond from the Glick Family Papers, 1901.

Joseph Louis Glick (circa 1873-1954) was born in Russia to Jacob and Lina Glaser Glick. Joseph immigrated to the United States sometime in the last decade of the 1800s and was naturalized in 1901. He married Annie Cooperstein (circa 1875-1954) in Boston in 1898. Annie was born in Russia to Isidor and Gettie Glick Cooperstein, and her family immigrated to the United States around 1891.

The Glicks lived in Boston their entire lives. They had eleven children between the years 1899 and 1920: Arthur (1899-1984), Ida (1900-1988), Dinah (1902-?), Gertrude (1904-?), Elizabeth (1906-?), Esther (1908-?), Sarah (1911-?), Bette (1913-?), James (1915-2013), Edward (1918-1998), and Helen (1920-?).

After Joseph’s death, his son James was appointed administrator of his estate. James spent the next several years in probate court and disposing of his father’s investments, which included shares in the Jewish Colonial Trust (Jeudische Colonialbank) and a land agreement through American Zion Commonwealth, Inc. The latter was not resolved until 1993.


Material from the collection.

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Scope and Content Note

The Glick Family papers deal almost entirely with the disposal of Joseph Glick’s estate by his son James. One folder contains share warrants from the Jewish Colonial Trust (Juedische Colonialbank), purchased by Joseph Glick in 1901, with correspondence to and from Arthur Ellison, James Glick’s attorney, related to their sale or exchange. Another folder deals similarly with a land agreement certificate issued by American Zion Commonwealth, Inc.

The final folder includes records from probate court, a copy of the invitation to the wedding of Joseph Glick and Annie Cooperstein, and a family tree documenting three generations of Joseph’s and Annie’s descendants. The folders are arranged in chronological order.

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This collection is arranged into a single series:

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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

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Glick Family Papers; P-999; box number; folder number; Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by James Glick in 2011.

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Access Points

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Container List

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Series I: Glick Family papers, circa 1898-1993

In English and Hebrew.
Box 1 (.25 linear feet).

This series is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note

1 1 Miscellaneous 1898-1979 request_box
1 2 Share Warrants 1901-1955 request_box
1 3 Land Certificate Agreement 1920-1993 request_box
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