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|Title||The Simon Cohen Papers.|
|Abstract:||The Simon Cohen Papers (1911-1971) consist primarily of articles and lectures by Dr. Cohen, reflecting his career as a rabbi, editor of the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia and librarian at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio. The collection also contains correspondence, personal documents, work guidelines for encyclopedia assignments and miscellaneous material. The span dates for the collection are 1911-1971.|
|Quantity:||0.4 linear feet;1 Hollinger box.|
|Identification:||Manuscript Collection No. 77.|
Simon Cohen was born in 1894 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was educated at the Friends School and John Hopkins University. Cohen later received his ordination from Hebrew Union College in 1916, and earned the HUC Doctor of Divinity degree in 1924.
Cohen served as a congregational rabbi in numerous locations including Providence, Rhode Island, Springfield, Ohio, Pueblo, Colorado, Greensboro, North Carolina, Selma, Alabama, and New York City (an assistant rabbi at both Temple Beth El and Temple Emanu-El) before turning to an academic career.
In 1924, he became a staff member at the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, where he was to remain until 1944. During this period, Cohen also taught at the Hebrew Union School for Teachers and the Jewish School for Teachers. In 1952, Simon Cohen joined the staff of the Hebrew Union College Klau Library, in Cincinnati. He retired from HUC-JIR in 1971.
Cohen wrote numerous books including Essence of Judaism (1932) and Shaary Tefila: A History of the Hundred Years, 1845-1945 (1945). He also wrote and edited hundreds of articles for the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, the Interpreter's Bible Dictionary and Religion in Geshicte und Gegenwart.
Simon Cohen died on 3 June 1977 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was married to Dagmar Abramson in 1944.
The Simon Cohen Papers (1911-1971) consist primarily of articles and lectures by Dr. Cohen, reflecting his career as a rabbi, editor of the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia and librarian at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia was the first Jewish reference work to stress American history and sociology. Cohen also wrote a centennial history of Shaary Tefila of New York City, but material relating to this project is not included in the collection.
The papers also contains correspondence, personal documents, work guidelines for encyclopedia assignments and miscellaneous material. The correspondence relates both to Cohen's personal life and professional career as both a rabbi and editor.
The span dates for the collection are 1911-1971, with the bulk of the material being undated drafts of encyclopedia articles.
|The papers are arranged in a single alphabetical series.|
See description of individual series.
The papers are open to all users and available in the reading room of the American Jewish Archives.
Cohen, Simon. Nearprint Biographies File.
Cohen, Simon. Ordination certificate. Flat File. Cabinet 2, Drawer 3.
Cohen Simon. Picture Collection.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Simon Cohen Papers and the American Jewish Archives.
The Simon Cohen Papers were donated to the American Jewish Archives by Dagmar Cohen, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1977.
Processed by Irene Schwartz, November, 1979.
Series A: General Files. 1911-1971.
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|The papers are organized into a single series. Correspondence is filed with accompanying reports and nearprint.|
|2||Personal papers; documents. 1911-1957.|
|3||Article. Amos the Pathfinder.|
|4||Articles; lectures; plays. Titles include: Amos and Amaziah, Codes in Judaism, An Early Name of the God of Israel, Inside Jael's Tent, Jewish Philosophy, Kenites and Rechabites, Moses among the Kenites, New Light on Yom-Tob Lipmann Heller, The Quest of the Holy Dagesh, The Story of Cain Re-examined, The Trial of Amos, Two Years Before the Earthquake. n.d.|
|5||First draft of encyclopedia articles. n.d.|
|6||First draft of encyclopedia articles. n.d.|
|7||Second draft of encyclopedia articles. n.d.|
|8||Work aids for encyclopedia article assignments. n.d.|
|9||Dictionary articles by various authors. n.d.|