Guide to the Papers of the Laura Rubin Family,
undated, 1900-1995 (bulk 1910-1958)
 
P-1001

Processed by Caroline Gabrielli

American Jewish Historical Society

Center for Jewish History

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Caroline Gabrielli in October 2015. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rubin Family
Creator: Simpson Family
Creator: Bernstein Family
Title: Laura Rubin Family Papers
Dates:undated, 1900-1995 (bulk date 1910-1958)
Abstract: The Laura Rubin Family papers are comprised of four generations of family photographs and certificates of marriage, birth, and death for members of the Rubin-Simpson family of Brooklyn, New York and the Simpson-Bernstein family of Schenectady, New York.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 half manuscript box)
Identification: P-1001
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Historical Note
P-1001 Ellen Rubin on Couch

Ellen on couch, 1940, Borough Park, Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Laura Rubin Family papers span four generations of the Bernstein, Rubin, and Simpson families. This collection is comprised primarily of family photographs and certificates of marriage, birth, and death for the Rubin-Simpson family of Brooklyn, New York and the Simpson-Bernstein family of Schenectady, New York. A portion of this collection relates to Laura Rubin, who is an American photographer born in 1948 and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Rubin is known for her photographs documenting New York’s downtown scene during the late 1960s and early 1970s, including members of Andy Warhol’s factory. Represented in the collection are Laura Rubin’s maternal grandparents: Morris and Charlotte Simpson and parents: Philip and Ellen Rubin, amongst other family members.

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Scope and Content Note

Contains black and white and color photographs dating from 1900 through 1995; original and facsimile marriage, birth, and death certificates for members of the Simpson-Bernstein and Rubin-Simpson families. Contains a key by Laura Rubin, with the photographs individually numbered, titled, and dated. Some of the photographs are inscribed.

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Arrangement

This collection is a single series arranged by material type and subject.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives 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
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Laura Rubin Family Papers; P-1001; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Laura Rubin in 2014 and 2016.

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Access Points

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

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.

 

Laura Rubin Family Papers, undated, 1900-1995 (bulk 1910-1958)

English.
Box 1, Folders 1-5.
Arrangement:

Arranged by subject and material type.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates—Simpson-Bernstein1914-1984request_box
12Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates—Rubin-Simpson 1918-1960request_box
13Photographs—Simpson-Bernstein 1900-1957request_box
14Photographs—Rubin-Simpson 1914-1958, 1980 request_box
15Photographs and Event Announcement—Of Laura Rubin and Street Scenes from New York City 1953-1980, 1994-1995request_box
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