Guide to the Papers of Grace Cohen Shohet, 1954

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Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Stephanie Call as MS Word document, June 2010. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on February 3, 2011. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Grace Cohen Shohet
Title: Grace Cohen Shohet, papers
Abstract: This collection contains transcripts of letters Grace Cohen Shohet wrote to her children prior to her death in 1954. The transcripts were prepared by Shohet’s sister. Also included is a prayer composed by Shohet in honor of the dedication of a museum affiliated with Temple Israel of Boston, Massachusetts.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 half manuscript box)
Identification: P-754
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located at AJHS, Boston, MA.
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Biographical Note1

Grace Cohen Shohet, d. 1954

Grace Cohen Shohet was a Massachusetts resident who, shortly before passing away, wrote a series of letters on various themes to her children, Stephen and Marcia. Shohet also wrote a poem for the dedication of the art museum at Temple Israel (Boston, Massachusetts.)


1 Information for this historical note was taken from materials in the collection and Four Centuries of Jewish Women's Spirituality: A Sourcebook, by Ellen M. Umansky and Dianne Ashton. Located on Google Books.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains photocopies of transcriptions of letters written by Grace Cohen Shohet to her children, Stephen and Marcia, shortly before her death on July 31, 1954. The transcription was prepared by Shohet's sister from a book of letters and notes recorded by Shohet. The prayer she composed for the dedication of Temple Israel's art museum is also included.

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The collection is arranged into a single series as follows:

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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

Temple Israel (Boston, MA), I-458

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Grace Cohen Shohet, papers; P-754; box number; folder number; Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS.

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Acquisition Information

Gift of Edith Cohen Gordon, June 1988.

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Access Points

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Container List

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

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Papers of Grace Cohen Shohet, 1954

The Series is in English.
1 folder.
Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

1 1 Transcriptions of Letters and Notes 1954 request_box
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