Guide to the Hyman Bogen collection,
undated, 1832-1997

P-767

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bogen, Hyman, 1924-
Title: Hyman Bogen collection
Dates:undated, 1832-1997
Abstract: The collection consists of memorabilia and research materials Hyman Bogen collected regarding the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of New York and its alumni association, the Seligman Solomon Society. A wide range of documents exist, such as orphanage and alumni publications, personal and academic histories, souvenir programs, articles and newslcippings, reports, files on certain individual alumni, correspondence, completed alumni questionnaires, photographs, veteran and census documents, a scrapbook, and banners and towels. The collection includes many HOA publications, the HOA annual reports, commemorative booklets, a centenial souvenir book, a farewell dinner program, camp Wehaha and Wakitan songbook, and evaluation reports. The collection contains several personal and academic histories as well as informal recollections of HOA written by alumni and graduate students of the Graduate School for Jewish Social Work. Burial lists of children interred at Beth El (1930s) and Salem Fields (1988) Cemeteries can be accessed as well. Of unusual interest are research files Hyman Bogen gathered for his book The Luckiest Orphans: A History of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of New York and a possible book on the Franco and Goldman families. These include Samson Simpson (1780-1857) as well as the musical prodigies Franco and Goldman families who had ties to HOA. Another appealing item is the visitor book to Moses Ezekiel's Rome Studio (1896). HOA photographs are numerous and consist of the Broadway and Amsterdam building, individual groups, camps, boys scout troop, the band, HOA staff, confirmation classes, the 1941 farewell dinner, a 1945 seder, and a memorial to HOA plaque dedication. A scrapbook compiled by HOA librarian Mildred Stember offers a detailed view of HOA life in the 1920's. Seligman Solomon Society material includes the oldest existing SSS document, a musical program from 1889. Further material encompasses bulletins, dinner programs, anniversary books, and meeting minutes proposing the merger of SSS and Academy Alumni Association
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 6.65 linear feet (6 manuscript boxes, 1 half-manusript box, 2 OS boxes, 1 map folder.)
Identification: P-767
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Biographical Note

Hyman Bogen, an alumnus of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, is president of the H.O.A. Association, as well as editor of its newsletter, the Rising Bell. He is author of The Luckiest Orphans: A History of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of New York.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of memorabilia and research materials Hyman Bogen collected regarding the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of New York and its alumni association, the Seligman Solomon Society. A wide range of documents exist, such as orphanage and alumni publications, personal and academic histories, souvenir programs, articles and newslcippings, reports, files on certain individual alumni, correspondence, completed alumni questionnaires, photographs, veteran and census documents, a scrapbook, and banners and towels. The collection includes many HOA publications, the HOA annual reports, commemorative booklets, a centenial souvenir book, a farewell dinner program, camp Wehaha and Wakitan songbook, and evaluation reports. The collection contains several personal and academic histories as well as informal recollections of HOA written by alumni and graduate students of the Graduate School for Jewish Social Work. Burial lists of children interred at Beth El (1930s) and Salem Fields (1988) Cemeteries can be accessed as well. Of unusual interest are research files Hyman Bogen gathered for his book The Luckiest Orphans: A History of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of New York and a possible book on the Franco and Goldman families. These include Samson Simpson (1780-1857) as well as the musical prodigies Franco and Goldman families who had ties to HOA. Another appealing item is the visitor book to Moses Ezekiel's Rome Studio (1896). HOA photographs are numerous and consist of the Broadway and Amsterdam building, individual groups, camps, boys scout troop, the band, HOA staff, confirmation classes, the 1941 farewell dinner, a 1945 seder, and a memorial to HOA plaque dedication. A scrapbook compiled by HOA librarian Mildred Stember offers a detailed view of HOA life in the 1920's. Seligman Solomon Society material includes the oldest existing SSS document, a musical program from 1889. Further material encompasses bulletins, dinner programs, anniversary books, and meeting minutes proposing the merger of SSS and Academy Alumni Assn.

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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

The American Jewish Historical Society also holds the records of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum of the City of New York: http://digifindingaids.cjh.org/?pID=250011

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Digitization Note

Box 5 Folder 24 has been digitized as part of an ongoing digitization-on-demand program at the Center for Jewish History.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Hyman Bogen collection; P-767; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY.

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Acquisition Information

Hyman Bogen 1998.014

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Access Points

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Container List

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.

 

Hyman Bogen collection, undated, 1832-1997

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11SSS—25th Anniversary Souvenir Journal1912request_box
12SSS—Bulletins, n.d.1940-1957request_box
13SSS—Dinners—Programs1948-1955request_box
14200th Anniversary of George Washington's Inauguration1989request_box
15Visitors to Moses Ezekiel's Studio in Rome1896request_box
16HOA—Centennial Souvenir Book1922request_box
17SSS—Anniversary Books1922-1927request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
21Baar—Addresses on Homely and Religious Subjects, Vol. I1880request_box
22Baar—Addresses on Homely and Religious Subjects, Vol. II1885request_box
23SSS—50th Anniversary Book (1/2)1937request_box
24SSS—50th Anniversary Book (2/2)1937request_box
25HOA—Our Little World, Vol. I, no.21913request_box
26HOA—Book of addresses1913request_box
27HOA—The Rising Bell1923-1925request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
31HOA—The Rising Bell1926-1927request_box
32HOA—The Rising Bell1927-1932request_box
33HOA—The Rising Bell1934, 1941request_box
34HOA—The Academy Songbookundatedrequest_box
35HOA—Theory and Practice: A Mural by William Karp1940request_box
36HOA—Annual reports1922, 1926, 1928request_box
37HOA—A Day with the Children of HOA and Scenes in the Daily Life of an Orphan Childundatedrequest_box
38HOA—Farewell dinner1941request_box
39HOA and Auxiliary societies1910request_box
310HOA—Miscellaneous publications undated, 1893, 1940request_box
311HOA Association—Commemorative Booklets1960-1969request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
41Dorothy and David Explore Jewish Life1938request_box
42Yesterday's Cake by Eddie White1985request_box
43HOA—Histories1966, 1988request_box
44Articles on HOA1932, 1935, 1942, 1960request_box
45David Shorr—Oral History 1986request_box
46Reports on HOA1916, 1940request_box
47HOA—100th Anniversary Dinner Dance1987request_box
48Academy Alumni Association1951 and 1954request_box
49Gerard, Philip—The Home on the Hill: Growing up at an Orphanageundatedrequest_box
410SSS—Annual Ball1925request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
51Answers to Questionnaire1957-1958request_box
52HOA—Newspaper Clippingundated, 1887, 1925, 1961, 1972request_box
53Shelesnyak, M.C.1957-1960request_box
54Esformes, Morrisundatedrequest_box
55HOA—Chair1933request_box
56HOA—Cemeteries1988request_box
57Brooklyn HOA1936request_box
58HOA—Public Schools1956request_box
59HOA-BHOA Football Game1938request_box
510SSS1889request_box
511HOA—Counselorsundated, 1951, 1994request_box
512NPR Transcript1995request_box
513Correspondence—Murray Sprung and Gideon Rosenbluth1943-1945request_box
514HOA—Camps Wehaha and Wakitan1957-1958request_box
515HOA—Bronx Campers Proposalundatedrequest_box
516Freund, Louis1953request_box
517HOA—Reception1886request_box
518HOA—Abraham Lincoln Brigade Veterans & World War II Servicemen1937, 1939, 1987, 1993request_box
519Bellefaire Conference Proceedings1942request_box
520Bernstein, Maurice—Partial manuscriptundatedrequest_box
521Simson, Sampsonundated, 1970-1979request_box
522Sack, Harry—Historical Study of HOA1938request_box
523HOA—Boy Scout Troop 7051937-1938request_box
524Bernstein, Maurice—All Still: Life Among a Thousand Siblings manuscript1991
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525Ross, Catharine—Societies Children: The Care of Indigent Youngsters in NYC 1885-19031977request_box
526HOA—Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper1870request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
61Typed Answers to Questions—Finale1957-1958request_box
62Typed Answers to Questions—HOA1957-1958request_box
63Photos undated, 1937, 1941request_box
64Miscellaneous materialundated, 1832-1904, 1924-1976request_box
65Miscellaneous material1901, 1933, 1997request_box
66Photographsundated, 1920's, 1930's, 1945, 1957request_box
67Baar, Hermann—Obituaries and other materials on his deathn.d., 1904request_box
68Sasson, Abraham1938, 1978-1979request_box
69JCCA Material 1972request_box
610Miscellaneousundated, 1925,1930, 1940-1994request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
71HOA—Farewell Dinner1941request_box
72Photographs1889, 1920-1941, 1984request_box
73HOA—Census1920request_box
74Franko and Goldman Familiesundated, 1978-1979, 1993-1994request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
8OSScrapbook—HOA1920srequest_box
8OSScrapbook—HOA1920srequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
9OSTextiles—Pennant—Camp Wakitanundatedrequest_box
9OSTextiles—Towel—HOAundatedrequest_box
9OSTextiles—Towel—HOAundatedrequest_box
9OSTextiles—Pennant—HOAundatedrequest_box
9OSTextiles—Pennant—HOAundatedrequest_box
9OSTextiles—Banner—HOAundatedrequest_box
9OSTextiles—Banner—HOAundatedrequest_box
9OSTextiles—Banner—HOAundatedrequest_box
9OSTextiles—Banner—HOAundatedrequest_box
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