TABLE OF CONTENTS


Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement Note

Restrictions

Related Material

Administrative Information

Search Terms

Box and Folder Listing

Series A. General Files. 1875-1970.

A Finding Aid to the Adolf and Gertrude Philippsborn Papers. 1875-1980.

Manuscript Collection No. 10


Introduction

Repository: The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
Creator: Philippsborn, Adolf, 1898-1967
Title: Adolf and Gertrude Philippsborn Papers
Dates: 1875-1980
Quantity: 0.4 linear feet (1 Hollinger box)
Abstract: The Adolf and Gertrude Phillipsborn Papers include a history of the Jewish community of Marshall, Texas and a 1969 history– with a 1970 supplement– of the Jewish community of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Also in the collection are newspaper clippings, publications and photographs relating to other Mississippi Jewish communities. Nearprint material and maps in the collection detail the further history of Vicksburg. The span dates for the collection are 1875-1980.
Collection Number: MS-10
Language: Collection material in English.

Biographical Sketch

Adolf Phillipsborn was born in Potsdam, Germany. Phillipsborn's interests included Semitic languages, history and philosophy. He was a graduate of both the Jewish Teacher Seminary in Muenster and the Lehernstalt für die Wissenschaft in Berlin. Phillipsborn served for several years in various German congregations until emigration to the United States in 1939.

Once arriving in the United States, the ordained Rabbi Adolf Phillipsborn chose to take additional coursework at the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. His commitment to Reform Judaism institutions remained strong. Phillipsborn joined the Central Conference of American Rabbis and was a committee member on Family, Marriage, and the Home. Phillipsborn was also an executive board member for the southeastern region of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and active in the Texas Kallah of Rabbis.

Phillipsborn served in several congregations, and was also a part-time chaplain. His pulpits ranged all over the south including: Shreveport, Louisiana, Marshall, Texas, Harlingen, Texas, Lubbock, Texas, Gadsen, Alabama, Muncie, Indiana, Colorado Springs, Colorado and Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Adolf Phillipsborn died in 1967. He was survived by his wife Gertrude and three children.


Scope and Content Note

The Adolf and Gertrude Phillipsborn Papers include a history of the Jewish community of Marshall, Texas and a 1969 history –with a 1970 supplement– of the Jewish community of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Also in the collection are newspaper clippings, publications and photographs relating to other Mississippi Jewish communities. Nearprint material and maps in the collection detail the further history of Vicksburg. The span dates for the collection are 1875-1970.

There are no personal papers or correspondence or other documents within this collection. It contains only the two community histories together with the notes and documentation to support Gertrude Phillipsborn's study of Vicksburg, Mississippi.


Arrangement Note

The papers are organized into a single series.


Restrictions

Terms of Access and Use

The Adolf and Gertrude Philippsborn Papers are open to all users. The original manuscript collection is available in the Barrows-Loebelson Reading Room of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.

Property and Literary Rights

Property rights are held by the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by Adolf and Gertrude Philippsborn and his heirs. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of materials.

Questions concerning rights should be addressed to the Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives. For more information see the American Jewish Archives copyright information webpage.


Related Material

Morgenstern, Julian. MS-30.

Phillipsborn, Adolf. Nearprint Biographies File.

Phillipsborn, Adolf. Picture Collection.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Adolf and Gertrude Philippsborn Papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:

[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-10. Adolf and Gertrude Philippsborn Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Provenance

Donor information is unavailable.

Processing Information

Processed by Irene Schwartz, January, 1979.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Box and Folder Listing

Series A. General Files. 1875-1970.
Box Folder
1 1 Marshall, Texas. History of the Marshall Jewish Community. Phillipsborn, Adolf. January 1943.
1 2 Vicksburg, Mississippi. History of the Jewish Community of Vicksburg, 1820-1968. Phillipsborn, Gertrude. 1969-1980.
1 3 Vicksburg, Mississippi. Notes on history of community. Undated
1 4 Vicksburg, Mississippi. Publications; maps. Undated
1 5 Vicksburg, Mississippi. Nearprint. Undated
1 6 Vicksburg, Mississippi. Miscellaneous. Undated

Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the AJA's online catalog.

Persons and Families

Philippsborn, Adolf, -- 1898-1967 -- Manuscripts
Philippsborn, Gertrude, b. 1891.

Subjects

Jewish women
Jews -- Mississippi -- Vicksburg -- History -- Photographs

Places

Marshall (Tex.) -- History
Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History

Genres and Forms

Maps
Photographs

Occupations

Jewish historians -- Texas -- Lubbock
Women historians -- Texas -- Lubbock