Guide to Samuel Moshcovitz Papers
undated, circa 1905-1991

P-1009

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD by Nick Ver Steegh in November 2015. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Samuel Moshcovitz
Title: Samuel Moshcovitz Papers
Dates:undated, circa 1905-1991
Abstract: Samuel Moshcovitz was born in Russia in 1907 and immigrated to the United States, where he attended college and became an accountant. He was active in several Jewish organizations, including Brandeis University and Beth Israel Hospital, until his death in 1993. The collection contains a collection of sheet music from the early to mid-twentieth century, along with correspondence from lawmakers in response to letters from Moshcovitz regarding United States policy in the Middle East. Another folder relates to copies of a commencement address delivered by Senator Daniel Inouye and distributed by Moshcovitz to lawmakers and Jewish and news organizations.
Languages: The collection is in English and Yiddish.
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box, 1 oversized folder)
Identification: P-1009
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS Boston, MA
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Biographical Note
Letter to Samuel Moshcovitz from Vice President George Bush, January 27, 1988.

Letter to Samuel Moshcovitz from Vice President George Bush, January 27, 1988.

Samuel Moshcovitz was born in Russia on March 22, 1907. He immigrated to the United States in 1923 and attended Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts. He married Ethel Heffron on January 1, 1937, and the couple lived in Boston before moving to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Moshcovitz was a Certified Public Accountant employed at the firm of Deloitte & Touche. He was also a member of the President’s Council at Brandeis University and the Finance Committee of Beth Israel Hospital. He died on June 9, 1993 at Beth Israel Hospital, and Ethel Heffron Moshcovitz died on January 26, 2007.

References

Material from the collection.

Chronology

1907Samuel Moshcovitz is born.
1912Ethel Heffron is born.
1923Samuel immigrates to the United States.
1937Samuel and Ethel marry.
1993Samuel Moshcovitz dies.
2007Ethel Heffron Moshcovitz dies.
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Scope and Content Note

The Papers of Samuel Moshcovitz contains a collection of sheet music from the early to mid-twentieth century, along with correspondence from lawmakers and organizations replying to letters sent to them by Moshcovitz. Two folders, plus one oversize folder, hold sheet music with copyright dates between 1905 and 1964. These are accompanied by a folder containing programs for a show called "Memories of the Yiddish Theater," written and directed by Mary Wolfman Epstein, and presented by Congregation Kehillath Israel, as well as sheet music used in the show. Items in these folders are arranged in chronological order.

One folder includes correspondence from lawmakers responding to Moshcovtiz's concerns about the United States policy in the Middle East, while another folder relates to Moshcovitz's request to distribute Senator Daniel Inouye’s commencement address delivered at Brandeis University on May 20, 1990. Moshcovitz sent out 360 copies of the address and received replies from lawmakers, including then President George Bush, Jimmy Carter, and members of Congress, along with organizations, such as the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, the National Media Resource Center, and the Anti-Defamation League. Both of these folders are arranged in alphabetical order by sender.

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Arrangement

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 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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Related Material

Mary Wolfman Epstein Papers, P-998

Beth Israel Hospital Records, I-455

New England Jewish Music Forum Records, I-270

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Samuel Moshcovitz Papers; P-1009; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Samuel Moshcovitz in 1992.

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Access Points

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Container List

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Series I: Samuel Moshcovitz Papers, undated, circa 1905-1991

In English and Yiddish.
Box 1, folders 1-5, 1 oversized folder.
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

See collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11-2Sheet Music1905-1964request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
OS1Sheet Music1912-1917request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
13Production of "Memories of the Yiddish Theater"1934-1989request_box
14Correspondence Regarding Middle East Policyundated, 1988-1989request_box
15Correspondence Regarding Senator Inouye's Commencement Addressundated, 1990-1991request_box
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