TABLE OF CONTENTS


Introduction

Institutional Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Related Material

Administrative Information

Search Terms

Box Listing

Series A. General. 1839-1926.

An Inventory to the Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.) Records. 1839-1926.

Manuscript Collection No. 542


Introduction

Repository: The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
Creator: Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.)
Title: Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.) Records.
Dates: 1839-1926.
Quantity: 10 linear feet.
Abstract: Minutes, treasurer's accounts, records of births, marriages and deaths, ketubahs, and pew stubs; together with minute books (1895-1913) of the Women's League.
Collection Number: MS-542
Language: Collection material in English.

Institutional Sketch

Touro Synagogue is the sixth oldest synagogue in the U.S., tracing its roots back to 1828. Shanarai-Chasset (Congregation Gates of Mercy) and Nefutzoth Yehudah (Congregation Dispersed of Judah) merged in 1881 and named themselves after the merchant-philanthropist Judah Touro. It later joined the Reform movement in 1891.


Scope and Content Note

Minutes, treasurer's accounts, records of births, marriages and deaths, ketubahs, and pew stubs; together with minute books (1895-1913) of the Women's League.


Restrictions

Terms of Access and Use

The Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.) Records 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

The Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.), by the act of donating the Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.) Records to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by the Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.). 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

Related Material

This collection includes oversized materials, located in X-361 and X-362.


Photostat copies.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.) Records and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:

[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-542. Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.) Records. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Provenance

The Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.) Records were received from the Touro Synagogue, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Processing Information

Processed by American Jewish Archives staff.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Box Listing

Series A. General. 1839-1926.
Box
1 Ledger. 1866-1869.
Box
2 Ledger. 1866-1872. [bound volume]
2 Minute book. 1883-1892. [bound volume]
Box
3 Ledger. 1870-1872. [bound volume]
3 Burial records. 1866. [bound volume]
Box
4 Ledger. 1872-1883.
Box
5 Ledger. 1883-1894.
Box
6 Ledger. 1895-1900. [bound volume]
6 Women's League Minute book. 1895-1913. [bound volume]
Box
7 Ledger. 1895-1908.
Box
8 Kethubot. 1843-1862.
Box
9 Kethubot. 1843-1862.
Box
10 Marriage contracts. 1853-1865.
Box
11 Marriage contracts. 1849-1853; [bound volume]
11 Marriage contracts. 1865-1881. [bound volume]
Box
12 Marriage contracts. 1839-1853; [bound volume]
12 Marriage contracts. 1865-1881. [bound volume]
Box
13 Records of births, marriages, and deaths. 1873-1904.
Box
14 Treasurer's accounts. 1851-1922.
Box
15 Checkbook stubs. 1813-1926.
Box
16 Pew stubs. 1890-1900.
Box
17 Pew stubs. 1901-1912.
Box
X-361 Ledger. 1872-1894. [bound volume]
X-361 Marriage contracts. 1848. [bound volume]
Box
X-362 Ledger. 1872-1894.

Search Terms

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

Institutions

Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.)

Subjects

Jewish women -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Societies and clubs
Jews -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
Ketubah.

Genres and Forms

Marriage records -- Louisiana -- New Orleans