Guide to the Papers of Bloom Family,Undated, 1910-1960

Processed by Kristiana Weseloh

American Jewish Historical Society

Center for Jewish History

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New York, N.Y. 10011

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Kristiana Weseloh as MS Word document, February 13, 2017. Finding aid was encoded by Kristiana Weseloh on February 13, 2017. Description is in English

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bloom, Jennie
Title: Bloom Family Papers
Dates:Undated, 1910-1960
Abstract: Jennie Edelmuth married Aaron Bloom in 1932. Aaron was one of nine children of Dora and Moses Bloom. The bulk of this collection contains photographs of Aaron and his siblings Sara, Lena and Isadore and personal items of David and Aaron. Jennie and Aaron later divorced. The collection also encompasses photographs of the Edelmuth family and Jennie’s second husband William Gale and his extended family.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: .5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)
Identification: P-838
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Historical Note
Sara Bloom

Sara Bloom Dancing

Dora and Moses Bloom emigrated from Russia and settled in Manhattan, NY. They had nine children: Frank, Anna, Rosa, Sara, Esther, David, Isadore, Lena and Aaron. Moses Bloom owned a storefront in Harlem. His sons David and Isadore both became dentists and David had a dentistry practice above the store. Their son Aaron Bloom married Jennie Edelmuth in 1932. Jennie and Aaron later divorced and Jennie later remarried William Gale. She then became known as Jean Gale. William Gale served in France during WWII 1944-1945.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection consists mainly of family photographs.There are portraits of Lena Bloom, snapshots of Sara Bloom performing modern dance, Aaron and his wife Jennie, Aaron’s passports, coupons for David Blooms dentistry business, and Isadore Bloom’s graduation portrait (from dentistry school). The collection also includes photographs of Aaron’s wife Jennie Edelmuth and her extended family. Jennie became Jean Gale when she married William Gale. The collection includes family photographs of William and Jean, William’s extended family and over 170 photographs of his time in the army during WWII 1944-1945.

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The collection is arranged into one 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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Related Material

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Bloom Family Papers; P-838; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Eleanor Surkis, 2006 and 2007.

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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

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Container List

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

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Series I: Bloom Family Papers, Undated, 1910-1960

Box 1, Folders 1-8.

Arranged by individuals and chronologically.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note

11Certificate of Penmanship—Edelmuth (Bloom), Jennie1918request_box
12Passports—Bloom, Aaron 1932,1976request_box
13Photograph of Graduation—Bloom, Isadoreundatedrequest_box
14Photographs—Bloom Family1905,1919,1925,1938,1944request_box
15Photographs—Edelmuth Family undatedrequest_box
16Photographs—Gale Family undated, 1960request_box
17Photographs of WWII—Gale, William 1944-1945request_box
18Photographs of WWII—Gale, William 1944-1945request_box
OSF1OSF1Photograph—Bloom Familyundated, 1918, 1932, 1976request_box
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