Jewish Americans

"Solution of a Difficult Question" Pamphlet, 1909 (K1396)
0.01 cubic foot

The "Solution of a Difficult Question" Pamphlet is a collection containing a single item of the same title. The author, Dr. B. Belove, outlines some of the principles of Zionism in the 1909 pamphlet.

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Samuel Abend Papers, 1954 (K1177)
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Abend was founder and owner of the Exhibitors Film Delivery Service in Kansas City, MO. Includes photographic of an award sponsored by the Motion Picture Association of Greater Kansas City which details Abend's life story.

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Tonia Morris Agron Papers, 1940-1954 (K1271)
0.01 c.f.

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The collection consists of photographs of a Linwood Elementary School class; installation of officers of Norma's House; and Jewish Community Center Girls Varsity Basketball.

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Americans for Israel and Torah (AMIT) Collection, 1930-2007 (K0875)
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AMIT educates and cares for Israel's youth, including the most vulnerable children in Israel. Organizational records for the Kansas City, Missouri Nitzanim chapter of the Mizrachi Women's Organization of America and its evolution into the Americans for Israel and Torah (AMIT) organization. Includes reports, manuals, newspaper clippings, programs, newsletters, booklets and pamphlets, correspondence and speeches, banners, and photographs.

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Auerbach Family Papers, 1980 (K0888)
0.01 c.f.

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The Auerbach family owned the Bell Street Mama's restaurant at 1726 West 39th St. in Kansas City, MO. Includes a Bell Street Mama's menu.

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B'nai B'rith Women St. Joseph, MO Chapter 276 Records, 1964-1965 (K0899)
2.2 c.f.

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Scrapbook of the activities of the B'nai B'rith Women, Chapter 276, of St. Joseph, MO.

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B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO) Scrapbooks, 1937-2000 (K0657)
8 c.f.

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BBYO is an international, pluralistic Jewish youth group for high school-age teenagers. Scrapbooks contain paperwork, photographs, and memorabilia related to meetings, programs, and conferences.

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B'Nai Brith Women, Kansas City Chapter #158 Records, 1959-1960 (K1313)
0.2 c.f.

organizational scrapbook for the year 1959-1960. Includes photographs, membership lists, activities

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Balot and Agron Family Papers, 1937-1993 (K0889)
0.01 c.f.

Reunion booklet, the Agron-Eisberg Chronicle, containing family tree, photographs and family history.

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Leonard Belove Papers, 1933-1970 (K1048)
1 c.f.

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Scrapbooks, photos, correspondence, memorabilia, and a plaque related to Belove's work with B'nai B'rith, Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA), and the Resident Theater.

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Evelyn Bergul Collection, 1988-2014 (K1334)
0.5c.f.

KC Jewish Chronicle guide, KC Jewish Life, annual report of Jewish Federation of Greater KC

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Eliot S. Berkley Papers, 1935-2007 (K0103)
12 c.f.

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Personal papers and family of Eliot Berkley, PhD, who founded the International Relations Council (IRC).

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Marian F. Berkowitz Collection, 1942-1943 (K0802)
0.07 cubic foot (3 folders)

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This collection includes a memorial service booklet, armed forces prayer book, and songbook. The memorial service booklet and songbook are both from Congregation Keneseth Israel-Beth Shalom.

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Walter J. Berkowitz Papers, 1924-1965 (K0104)
3 c.f.

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Personal papers and materials collection and generated by Berkowitz, a prominent businessman and civic leader in Kansas City.

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Estelle Rose Berman and Fred S. Berman Papers, 1910-2008 (K0945)
0.5 c.f.

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Papers of Berman family including scrapbooks of Kappa Tau Sorority, family and organizational photographs, diplomas, certificates, clippings, and programs.

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Max and Libbie Rothenberg Bernstein Papers, 1914-1962 (K1304)
1.25 c.f.

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papers include photographs of Bernsteins and Rothenbergs, their certificate of marriage, his naturalization certificate and induction to the Scottish Rite, as well as various religious publications. In addition, two news articles are included involving a jewel thief, Fred F. Falkman, who conned Libbie into an engagement in order to steal from a local jeweler, Max Daniels, and $75 from her sister, Annie. In 1925, he was apprehended in Dallas, Texas for defrauding jewelers.

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Beth Shalom Nursery Cookbook, 1999 (K1021)
0.1 c.f.

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Beth Shalom Nursery School Cookbook: A collection of recipes by Congregation Beth Shalom (1999).

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Betty Lipsitz Bikson Family Papers, 1916-2000 (K0898)
.19 c.f.

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Personal papers of Bikson including newspaper clippings, magazines, photographs, certificates, and family history.

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Robert I. Bitner and Esther L. Gottlieb Bitner Family Papers, 1932-2000 (K1292)
0.25 c.f.

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The family papers of Robert I. Bitner (1918-1995) and Esther L. Gottlieb Bitner (1918-2012) contain materials relating to the history of their childhood, education, marriage, and children, as well as their religious and community activities in Kansas City, Missouri. Materials documenting Robert Bitner's service in the U.S. Army during World War II are also included.

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Sue Moshontz Blackman and David Blackman Collection, 1916-1984 (K1208)
2 c.f.

The Blackmans were members of the Beth Shalom Synagogue of Kansas City, MO. Includes Wengrover family photographs, prayer books in Hebrew and English, and other items relating to the Synagogue.

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Rita Copaken Blitt Papers, 1908-2003 (K1152)
0.5 c.f.

Blitt is an internationally renowned artist and sculptor. Includes exhibits brochures, booklets, and portfolios; newspapers and magazines articles; books, CDs, and VHS tapes relating to her life and art.

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Michael A. and Jenifer Smith Blum Collection, 1996-1998 (K1009)
0.1 c.f.

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Publications, music and program information for the rededication celebration of Congregation Beth Torah and dedication of their first permanent house of worship.

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Abe Bograd Oral History Collection, 1977 (K0267)
.1 c.f.

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Interviews touching on many aspects of Bograd's life, including recollections of his early years in Russia; his family's immigration; his education; the neighborhoods he lived in; his social life, and the political climate of the city under Pendergast; and his employment with the Kansas City Star.

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Jack Bohm and Liz Viscofsky Bohm Papers, 1950-2006 (K0995)
0.2 c.f.

Family papers including newspaper clippings, event programs, flyers, biographies, and photographs relating to Congregation Beth Shalom Sisterhood.

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Alice Rostov Bordy Papers, 1979-2002 (K0869)
0.13 cubic foot (4 folders)

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The Alice Rostov Bordy Papers contain administrative papers from 1979 to 1980 for Menorah Medical Center. This collection also includes a 2001-2002 Beth Shalom remembrance booklet, a Beth Shalom Men's Club luncheon discussion booklet, and a clipping from the 1956 edition of the Kehilath Israel News.

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Boy Scout Troop #61 Collection, 1917-2001 (K0809)
1 c.f.

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75th Anniversary commemorative book, scrapbooks, publications, printed materials and photographs concerning the sole surviving Jewish sponsored Boy Scout Troop in Kansas City.

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Hyman Brand Papers, 1891-1965 (K0480)
0.01 c.f.

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Digital photographs relating to Brand, co-owner of Brand and Puritz Coat and Suit company, civic and philanthropic leader, and his family.

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Brandeis University National Women's Committee, Greater Kansas City Chapter Records, 1962-2014 (K0620)
5.95 c.f.

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Organizational records of the chapter dedicated to fundraising and support of the Brandeis University libraries. Includes flyers, invites, brochures, newspaper clippings, newsletters, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, and directories.

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Richard Samuel Bratman and Joyce Rosenberg Bratman Papers, 1967-1974 (K1146)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders)

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This collection consists of photocopies of newspaper clippings from the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle covering the Bratt family and their contributions to the Kansas City area Beth Israel Abraham and Voliner (BIAV) congregation and the Jewish community.

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Richard S. Brockman Papers, 1935-1941 (K1147)
1 c.f.

Includes the Paseo High School yearbooks, The Paseon which belonged to Irvin Weintraub, and University of Missouri yearbooks, Savitar, which belonged to Ellis Brodkey and to Lt. Irvin Weintraub.

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Marjorie J. Brodkin Papers, 1941-1983 (K1333)
0.25c.f.

Jewish League of Kansas City Ad Books, Directories, Souvenir Programs-Jambolee Ball, Theater Party; Beth Horon Lodge #599 B'nai B'rith resolution and publications

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Bernard Harley Brown Papers, 1978-2003 (K0629)
0.5 c.f.

Papers of civic leader and former President of Menorah Health Center Foundation. Includes publications, photographs, newspaper clippings and a scrapbook concerning Brown's activities with the Medical Center.

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Esther Swirk Brown Collection, 1994 (K0971)
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Brown, a social activist, played significant roles in the desegregation of the South Park elementary school (Merriam, KS) and the Brown v. Board of Education case. Included is a memorandum by her husband Paul Brown summarizing Esther's life and involvement in civil rights activities.

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Jacob Brown Papers, 1961-2002 (K0998)
0.12 c.f. (6 folders)

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Brown was a prominent attorney and civil leader in Kansas City Jewish community. Includes material related to the sale of property by Congregation Beth Shalom to Kroh Brothers Development Company & Allen & Company, Inc. Also biographical material on Brown.

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Albert Brownstein Memoir, 1965 (K0861)
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Memoir, "A Letter to My Grandchildren," recounting Brownstein's life and family, including a period in Kansas City.

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Louis Burnstein Family Papers, 1905-2013 (K1349)
0.75 c.f.

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Framed items (4), 3 photo albums, loose photographs, printed material, and genealogy research materials re: David Burnstein, his father Louis Burnstein, and the Burnstein and Pitluck families of KC and St. Joseph, MO. Compiled by Louis Burnstein, father of David Burnstein.

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Cahn and Block Records, 1844-1845 (K0341)
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An account book for merchants on the Kansas City Levee, and perhaps the first Jewish establishment in the city.

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George G. Capito Papers, 1900-1960 (K0979)
0.2 c.f.

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Photographs, funeral service and obituaries, diplomas, letters of commendation, yearbooks, and newspaper clippings relating to the Capito and Tabolsky families.

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Central Agency for Jewish Education (CAJE) Records, 1880-2009 (K0670)
7 c.f.

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Organizational records and other research materials relating to the activities of CAJE and the history of the Jewish Community in Kansas City, particularly in preparation of the book, Mid-America's Promise: A Profile of Kansas City Jewry. (includes oral history cassettes and VHS recordings)

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Alan Jay Chapman Papers, 1953-1969 (K0859)
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The Alan Jay Chapman Papers contains issues of the Milgram "Hi Neighbor! News," newspaper clippings featuring Milgram ads, and a guestbook for the All American Food Fair.

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Harriett F. Charno Papers, 1939-1989 (K1266)
0.25 c.f.

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family photos including: Women's Athletic Club at JCC (WAC's), and Busy Bees

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Myrl A. Cohen and Florence W. Cohen Papers, 1967-1977 (K1272)
0.1 c.f.

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The papers consist of newspaper clippings and articles, programs, publications, and other items relating to Congregation Beth Shalom. The papers also include materials relating to the Shifra Gabra Fund, i.e. trust agreement, financial notes, correspondence, and articles covering the period ca. 1967-ca. 1977.

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Leslie D. Cohn Collection, 1985-2005 (K1053)
0.2 c.f.

Newspaper clippings, Kansas City Jewish Chronicle commemorative issues, and a Jewish Community Campus program

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Congregation B'nai Jehudah Collection, 1950-2011 (K0649)
1 c.f.

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The Congregation is the oldest reform temple in Kansas City, MO. includes newsletters and publication from the Congregation.

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Congregation Beth Israel Abraham and Voliner (BIAV) Collection, 1969 (K0916)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders)

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This collection contains a ""Grace and Blessings"" booklet and a yarmulke from the Congregation Beth Israel Abraham and Voliner Mortgage Burning Dinner honoring Mr. and Mrs. Israel Bettinger.

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Congregation Beth Israel Abraham Voliner Collection, 1915-2003 (K1303)
0.3 c.f.

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he collection contains a scrapbook documenting the activities of the Giborim
Chapter of the National Conference of Synagogue Youth and other miscellaneous
materials related to local Jewish synagogues and organizations.

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Congregation Beth Shalom Records, 1917-2002 (K0602)
37.12 c.f.

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Organizational records including minutes, financial records, correspondence, commemorative booklets, brochures, speeches, photographs, VHS cassettes of rabbinical lectures, religious activities, and various school programs.

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Congregation Beth Shalom Sisterhood Records, 1961-2006 (K0603)
12 c.f.

Organizational records of the Sisterhood including by-laws, committee reports, financial documents, meeting minutes, photographs, and scrapbooks related to the year's activities including meetings, conferences, and social gatherings.

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