Guide to the Photograph Album of Ruth Sapin Hurwitz, 1906-1911

P-1003

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Sarah Glover in June 2016. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hurwitz, Ruth Sapin
Title: Ruth Sapin Hurwitz Photograph Album
Dates:1906-1911
Abstract: Ruth Sapin Hurwitz was a social worker, teacher, writer, and lecturer and proponent of Jewish Cultural heritage and ideas. The Ruth Sapin Hurwitz Photograph Album contains black and white photographs taken by Hurwitz during her time as a student at Wellesley College (1906-1910). The album includes undated handwritten captions and provides a look into women’s college life during the early part of the 20th century. Images capture campus activities such as studying, theatre performances, and social events. Also included are images from Hurwitz trips to Europe and across the United States.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 0.75 linear feet (1 OS1 box)
Identification: P-1003
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Biographical Note
May Day 1908, 1910 forms 1908’s numerals

May Day 1908, 1910 forms 1908’s numerals

Ruth Sapin Hurwitz was born in Scottsburg, Indiana in 1888. Hurwitz was a published author and lecturer whose topics ranged from education, welfare, child guidance, and psychology, to Jewish authors. Her short stories and articles were published in journals such as American Magazine, McCall’s, NY Herald Tribune Sunday Magazine, and Woman’s Home Companion.

She attended Wellesley College from 1906-1910 where she studied such subjects as literature, history, and psychology. Hurwitz was also on the editorial board of Wellesley Magazine. The Ruth Sapin Hurwitz Photograph Album contains black and white photographs taken by Hurwitz during her years at Wellesley. The album includes undated handwritten captions and provides a look into women’s college life during the early part of the 20th century. Images capture campus activities such as studying, theatre performances, and social events. Also included are images of Hurwitz travel to Europe and across the United States.

In 1917, Hurwitz married Henry Hurwitz, former president and co-founder of the Intercollegiate Menorah Association and editor-in-chief of The Menorah Journal. Both proponents of Jewish Culture and ideas, Ruth and Henry Hurwitz founded the School for Jewish Education in Westchester presenting Jewish Cultural heritage to children in 1929. Together, they had two sons, David and Henry Hurwitz.

Adapted from biography provided by David Hurwitz, May 27, 1997.

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Scope and Content Note

Consists of a bound album containing black and white photographs.

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Arrangement

The photographs are arranged by the author.

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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); Ruth Sapin Hurwitz Photograph Album; P-1003; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

David Hurwitz, New York.

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Access Points

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Container List

 

Ruth Sapin Hurwitz Photograph Album, 1906-1911

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
OS1 1 Ruth Sabin Hurwitz Photograph Album 1906-1911 request_box
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