Guide to the Papers of the Marks Family, 1870-1920
 
P-1028

Processed by Kristiana Weseloh

American Jewish Historical Society

Center for Jewish History

15 West 16th Street

New York, N.Y. 10011

Phone: (212) 294-6160

Fax: (212) 294-6161

Email: reference@ajhs.org

URL: http://www.ajhs.org

© 2017, American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY. All Rights Reserved.
Machine-readable finding aid created by Kristiana Weseloh as MS Word document, March 30, 2017. Finding aid was encoded by Kristiana Weseloh on March 30, 2017. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Marks III, Arthur
Title: Marks Family Papers
Dates:1870-1920
Abstract: Consists of thirty-six photographs matted and labeled. The photographs are mainly studio portraits of Arthur Marks’ mother, Edith Jacobi and her extended family. Edith Jacobi Nichtern (formerly Marks) was born to Harold Jacobi and Freda Moritz in 1913. They lived in Montgomery, Alabama, but eventually settled in New York City. Edith Jacobi married Arthur Marks Sr. (deceased 1997) and had four children, Andrew, Arthur III, Edith, and Alice. She later married Sol Nichtern in 1968.
Languages: The collection is in English
Quantity: .5 linear feet
Identification: P-1028
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
Return to the Top of Page

Biographical Note
Jacobi Family

Jacobi Family

Arthur Marks III was the son of Arthur Marks and Edith Jacobi. Edith’s grandparents were Sarah Simon and Emile Jacobi. Sarah Simon Jacobi (SSJ) was born on August 16, 1857 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She married Emile Jacobi in New Orleans on January 8, 1879. SSJ and Emile had five children, all of them born in Montgomery, Alabama. Their fourth child, Harold Jacobi, was born on October 1, 1884. Harold Jacobi married Freda Moritz on November 9, 1910. Edith Jacobi was born in Montgomery, Alabama in 1913 and had two siblings, Alice (born 1912) and Harold (1920). The family eventually settled in New York City.

Edith Jacobi and Arthur Marks (deceased 1997) had four children, Andrew, Arthur III, Edith, and Alice. They divorced and she later married Sol Nichtern in 1968. Sol was a prominent psychiatrist and was the director of psychiatric services for the Jewish Child Care Association of New York from 1970-1985. Edith was a social worker and directed programs at Beth Israel hospital and founded the Grandmothers program at Beth Israel.

Return to the Top of Page

Scope and Content Note

Consists of thirty-six photographs matted and labeled. The photographs are housed in a brown box labeled “Edith’s Roots – A Century of Photographs. Sol and Edith Nichtern 1981” The photographs are mostly studio portraits of Arthur Marks’ mother, Edith Jacobi and the Jacobi family. There are portraits of Edith Jacobi’s parents, Harold and Freda Moritz Jacobi, her grandparents Emile and Sarah Simon Jacobi, and her cousins.

Return to the Top of Page

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into one series as follows:

Return to the Top of Page

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

Return to the Top of Page

Related Material

P-705 Jacobi-Schlossberg Family Papers, 1874-2000

Return to the Top of Page

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Marks Family Papers; P-1028; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

Return to the Top of Page

Acquisition Information

Donated by Arthur Marks III, 1998.

Return to the Top of Page

Access Points

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

Click on a subject to search that term in the Center's catalog. Return to the Top of Page

Container List

 

Series I: Marks Family Papers, 1870-1920

English
Box 1
Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11Edith’s Roots – A Century of Photographs.1870-1920request_box
Return to the Top of Page