A Finding Aid to the
Abraham L. Feinberg Papers
Manuscript Collection No. 588
1901-1990. 19 Linear ft.
The Abraham L. Feinberg Papers were donated to the American Jewish Archives by Mrs. Patricia C. Feinberg of Reno, Nevada. The materials were received by the Archives in two shipments in March and July, 1990. Property rights have been assigned to the American Jewish Archives. All literary rights to materials authored by Rabbi Feinberg are held by his heirs. Literary rights to materials authored by others are held by the individual author or his/her heirs. Questions concerning rights should be addressed to the Director of the American Jewish Archives.
The Abraham L. Feinberg Papers are open to all users and the original manuscript materials are available in the reading room of the American Jewish Archives.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH top
Abraham L. Feinberg was born on September 14, 1899, the seventh of ten children of Lithuanian immigrants, Nathan (a rabbi) and Sarah (Abramson) Feinberg. Abraham was born and raised in Bellaire, Ohio, a coal-mining town across the Ohio River from Wheeling, West Virginia.
After graduating from Bellaire High School in 1916, Abraham studied at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio, and in 1920 earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1924 he was ordained rabbi at Hebrew Union College in the same city.
Rabbi Feinberg served a congregation in Niagara Falls, New York, then in late 1925, returned to Wheeling to accept the pulpit of Eoff Street Temple (predecessor of Woodsdale Temple). He served in Wheeling until January of 1927, when he moved to Temple Israel, the second largest reform congregation in New York City.
After three years of sevice at Temple Israel, on February 28, 1930, Feinberg quit the rabbinate. In his resignation sermon he explained that he had become "disillusioned with the role [he] was expected to play--more a promoter and social director of a complex organization than a pastor of human souls." The resignation was publicized in newspapers around the world and, despite Feinberg's emphasis that he was only quitting organized religion not his personal faith, his announcement precipitated a nation-wide debate.
After leaving the rabbinate, Feinberg studied opera in France and wrote his autobiography (later withdrawn from publication "because of its latent sensationalism"). In 1932 he began a new and highly successful career on radio as the romantic tenor "Anthony Frome". For three years "Anthony Frome, Poet Prince of the Airwaves" performed five nights a week on radio and made personal appearances in New York theaters. But in 1935 Anthony Frome bade his fan club farewell and Rabbi Feinberg returned to the rabbinate. Feinberg gave three reasons for leaving his lucrative radio career: his mother's death-bed wish, the imminent birth of his son, and Hitler's rise to power.
Feinberg returned to his rabbinical career at Mt. Neboh Temple, a small Manhattan congregation. After three years at Mt. Neboh, in 1938, Feinberg moved to Denver, Colorado's Temple Emanuel. In 1942 he applied for a chaplaincy in the United States Armed Forces, but was rejected for physical reasons. Then in late 1943, he accepted the pulpit at Canada's leading congregation, Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto, Ontario. There he remained in the active rabbinate for 18 years, and was named one of Canada's "Seven Greatest Preachers," according to a national poll. In 1961 Feinberg retired from the active rabbinate at Holy Blossom Temple. By 1964 he had written his first book, Storm the Gates of Jericho.
Throughout most of his career Feinberg's sermons reflected his support of progressive causes. In Toronto he led a succession of reform causes in behalf of social justice, speaking out against racism, teaching of religion in public schools, economic injustice, and nuclear arms.
Feinberg protested the Vietnam War as immoral, precipitating threats against his life, heckling at speaking engagements and publications of a libelous pamphlet, "The Red Rabbi." In January 1967 Feinberg and three other well-known clergymen journeyed to Hanoi to try to promote peace. After returning he toured the U.S. and Canada on a speaking campaign against the war and wrote his second book, Hanoi Diary, an account of his trip to Vietnam.
While visiting John Lennon and Yoko Ono at their bed-in for peace in Montreal in 1967, Feinberg suggested a slight change in the lyrics of the song "Give Peace a Chance" and sang the song with them. Lennon urged the rabbi to make a record, resulting in Feinberg's phonograph album, "I Was So Much Older Then," recorded in Toronto in 1969. Feinberg and Lennon cooperated on several pro-peace projects in 1969.
After the death of his wife, Ruth, in 1971 Feinberg moved to California for a new start. For four years he served as Rabbi-in-Residence at Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco. In 1972 he performed on his weekly radio program "Grey Lib" in Berkeley, emphasizing rights for senior citizens.
In 1976 Feinberg moved to Reno, Nevada to be close to his son, Dr. Jonathan Feinberg. He became active in senior citizen activities, served a local synagogue, and began another radio show. The new show was called "Grey Lib Plus" and ran from the Fall of 1976 to January, 1978. In 1981 his third book, Sex and the Pulpit, was published.
On November 4, 1930 Abraham Feinberg married Ruth E. Katsh in New York City. She died of cancer on February 14, 1971 in Toronto. Abraham and Ruth had two children, Jonathan Frome Feinberg and Sarah Jane Feinberg Growe. In 1983, Abraham married Patricia C.Blanchard in Reno, Nevada.
Abraham L. Feinberg died of cancer on October 5, 1986 in Reno, Nevada.
SCOPE AND CONTENT top
The Abraham L. Feinberg Papers describe the career of Abraham L. Feinberg as rabbi, radio performer, author, and radical reformer. The collection includes correspondence, sermons, speeches, writings, notes, news articles, financial records, awards, photographs, scrapbooks, sound recordings and personal items. The collection is divided into eight series:
A. SERMONS, SPEECHES, AND WRITINGS, 1914-1985 1. Sermons and Speeches, 1914-1980 2. Radio and Television Speeches, 1935-1972 3. Notes for Speeches and Articles, 1930s-1980s 4. Thesis and Book Manuscripts, 1924-1982 5. Articles and Miscellaneous Writings, 1922-1985 B. CORRESPONDENCE AND MISCELLANEOUS RE: ACTIVITIES, 1929-1987
C. RADIO CAREERS AND MUSIC, 1925-1978 1. Anthony Frome, 1925-1935 2. Gray Lib Plus, 1976-1978 D. PERSONAL PAPERS AND AWARDS, 1916-1990
E. CARD FILE OF RESEARCH NOTES AND QUOTATIONS
F. SCRAPBOOKS, 1925-1971
G. PHOTOGRAPHS AND PICTURES, 1929-1986
H. SOUND RECORDINGS, 1969-1986 1. Phonograph Records, 1969
2. Tape Recordings, 1972-1986
SERIES A. SERMONS, SPEECHES AND WRITINGS consists of 5 hollinger boxes (2.0 ft.) of sermons, speeches, notes, writings and some miscellaneous materials. Series A is divided into 5 sub-series. Sub-series 1. Sermons and Speeches consists of 1 1/4 hollinger box of sermons, most delivered at Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto, and speeches concerning religious and social reform topics delivered on various occasions, including club meetings and protest demonstrations. Sermons and speeches dated prior to 1928 are filed in a single folder and a large number of these, dated from 1936-1980, are arranged in alphabetical order by title. Filed separately are "Revolutionary Messages" (sermons) delivered by Feinberg as Rabbi-in-Residence at Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco, California, from 1972-1976. Materials in sub-series 1 span the years 1914-1980, but the bulk is dated 1936-1978.
Sub-series 2. Radio and Television Speeches consists of 1/2 hollinger box of speeches and messages delivered by Feinberg "on-air" on program series such as the "Message of Israel" (New York, 1937-1969), "Brotherhood Hour" (Station CFRB, [Toronto?], 1947-1949), "Grey Lib" (Station KPFA, Berkeley, California, 1972), and miscellaneous other programs. Materials in sub-series 2 span the years 1935-1972, but the bulk is dated 1935-1949.
Sub-series 3. Notes for Speeches and Articles consists of 3/4 hollinger box of handwritten notes and outlines from which Feinberg wrote articles or delivered sermons or speeches. Included are notes made during trips to Europe and Israel in 1949 and 1959, the outline for the sermon announcing his resignation from Temple Israel in 1930 and notes for lecture series and sermons delivered in the 1970s in California and Nevada. The material spans the 1930s-1980s with the bulk dated in the 1970s.
Sub-series 4. Thesis and Book Manuscripts consists of 1 1/2 boxes of Feinberg's (handwritten) thesis submitted to Hebrew Union College in 1924 and hand or typewritten drafts for his unpublished autobiography, Release (1929-1931), and published books, Storm the Gates of Jericho (1964), and Sex and the Pulpit (1981). The materials in sub-series 4 span the years 1924-1982.
Sub-series 5. Articles and Miscellaneous Writings consists of one hollinger box of Feinberg's articles, handwritten or as printed in various newspapers and magazines. Topics include religion, Canada, pacifism and radical social reform. The materials in sub-series 5 span the years 1922-1985, with the bulk dated in the 1940s-1970s.
SERIES B. CORRESPONDENCE AND MISCELLANEOUS RE: ACTIVITIES consists of 3 1/2 hollinger boxes (1.4 ft.) of correspondence, greeting cards, news articles, notes, speeches, poetry, programs, publicity materials, memorabilia, interview transcript, book contracts, reviews, reports and pamphlets. Series B includes material pertaining to Feinberg's rabbinical career, his support of peace and disarmament movements, his trip to Hanoi, his relationship with John Lennon, his three published books and the phonograph album he recorded. The material in Series B spans the years 1929-1987, with the bulk dated 1960-1984.
SERIES C. RADIO CAREERS AND MUSIC consists of 4 1/2 hollinger boxes (1.8 ft.) of newsletters, articles, membership lists, notes, lyrics, correspondence, questionnaires, financial records, publicity materials, program formats, and music. Series C is divided into two sub-series relating to Feinberg's two major radio programs in the 1930s and 1970s.
Sub-series 1. Anthony Frome, The Poet Prince, consists of 2 boxes of newsletters, articles, membership lists, program proposals, note cards, sheet music and song books relating to Feinberg's radio career as "Anthony Frome." The shipping carton in which these materials were received by the American Jewish Archives was labeled with the following note: "Many, diverse songs, most of them done by "Anthony Frome" on the "Poet Prince" radio program, NBC-WJZ network, 5 nights a week, out of Radio City Studio, New York, 1932-1935. (My name for radio was "Anthony Frome." Abraham L. Feinberg)." The materials in Sub-series 1 span the years 1901-1937, but the bulk are dated 1925-1935. NOTE: One folder of over-sized sheet music is located in oversize box No. X-369. Additional sheet music used by "Anthony Frome" is located with the materials in Sub-series 2, since it was later employed in the "Grey Lib Plus" radio program in 1976-1978.
Sub-series 2. Grey Lib Plus consists of 2 1/2 boxes of correspondence, publicity materials, program formats, questionnaires, financial records, guest books, song lists, lyrics, poetry, song sheets and song books relating to the "Grey Lib Plus" radio show (Seasons 1, 2, and 3), originating in Reno, Nevada, Fall, 1976-January, 1978. Some music and lyrics may have also been used by "Anthony Frome" on the "Poet Prince" radio program in 1932-1935 (see Sub-series 1, above). The materials in Sub-series 2 span the 1920s-1978, with the bulk dated 1976-1978.
SERIES D. PERSONAL PAPERS AND AWARDS consists of one hollinger and one large oversize box (2.4 ft.) of biographical sketches, articles, cartoons, programs, notes, obituaries, applications, passports, identity/membership cards, presentation booklet, engraved wristwatch, diplomas, awards, rubber stamp, neck pendants, lapel pins, shipping list (prepared by Mrs. Patricia C. Feinberg to accompany this collection to the American Jewish Archives), foreign coins and currency. The materials in Series D span the years 1916-1990, with the bulk dated in the 1950s-1980s. NOTE: A box of memorabilia collected by Feinberg on his trip to Hanoi in 1966-1967 is located in the AJA Rare Documents File.
SERIES E. CARD FILE OF RESEARCH NOTES AND QUOTATIONS consists of 5 hollinger "shoe" boxes (1.5 ft.) of 3x5 (and a few 4x6) index cards with handwritten quotations or notes pertaining to various subjects, including Judaism, Christianity, faith, Palestine, fear and Churchill. The 3x5 cards are arranged roughly in alphabetical order according to topic or author. The cards in Series E are undated.
SERIES F. SCRAPBOOKS consists of one hollinger and 7 oversize boxes ( 9.5 ft.) of scrapbooks and scrapbook pages containing articles, programs and correspondence pertaining to Feinberg. The scrapbook pages were originally 2 scrapbooks spanning the years 1925-1939. The scrapbooks are numbered (1 through 32) and are arranged in roughly chronological order. The materials in Series F span the years 1925-1971. NOTE: Descriptions of scrapbook contents can be found in the shipping list compiled by Mrs. Patricia C. Feinberg when this collection was donated to the American Jewish Archives. The shipping list is located in Series D.
SERIES G. PHOTOGRAPHS AND PICTURES consists of one hollinger box (0.4 ft.) of photographic prints, mostly labeled and mostly in black and white. Also included in Series G is a pencil sketch of Feinberg dated 1986 located in oversize box No. X-369). The photographs and picture span the years 1927-1986 and include the following subjects: Abraham L. Feinberg, "Anthony Frome", rabbinical activities (in New York, San Francisco and Toronto), protest demonstrations and pro-peace activities (including trips to Moscow, Berlin and Hanoi). NOTE: See also under TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA - HOLY BLOSSOM TEMPLE for a print and photographs pertaining to the synagogue building in Flat File Cabinet 5, Drawer 12 and AJA Photograph Collection respectively.
SERIES H. SOUND RECORDINGS consists of phonograph records and tape recordings and is divided into 2 sub-series. Sub-series 1. Phonograph Records consists of 2 items, both dated 1969. Feinberg's album, "I Was So Much Older Then," is located in oversize box No. X-369; and a 7" disc (with autographed dust cover) containing "Give Peace a Chance" recorded by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, with Feinberg's voice in the background, is located in the AJA Rare Documents File.
Sub-series 2. Tape Recordings consists of over 100 reels and cassettes of speeches, interviews, a memorial service for Feinberg, "Grey Lib" radio programs (Berkeley,California, 1972) and "Grey Lib Plus" radio programs Reno, Nevada, 1976-1978). Sub-series 2 spans the years 1972-1986. NOTE: The materials in Sub-series 2 are be located in the AJA Tape recording Collection.
BOX AND FOLDER LIST top
Box Folder Contents SERIES A. SERMONS, SPEECHES AND WRITINGS Sub-series 1. Sermons and Speeches. 1 1 Early Sermons and Speeches, 1914-1927 Sermons and Speeches (in alphabetical order) 2 (A-B), 1936-1966 3 (C-D), 1938-1970 4 (E-H), 1936-1970 5 (I-L), 1938-1964 6 (M-P), 1936-1978 7 (R), 1936-1973 8 (S-T), 1946-1963 9 (V-Y), 1937-1980 2 Sermons ("Revolutionary Messages"), given at Glide Memorial United Methodist Church, San Francisco, California 1 1972-1973 2 1974-1976 Sub-series 2. Radio and Television Speeches. Radio Speeches 3 "Mid-Day Message" and other radio talks on New York Stations, 1935-1938 4 "Message of Israel", 1937-1960 5 Miscellaneous, 1939-1961 6 Station CKEY, [Toronto?] 1945-1946 7 Station CFRB, [Toronto?] "Brotherhood Hour," 1947-1949 8 "Grey Lib" on Station KPFA, Berkeley, California, 1972 Television Speeches 9 Channel 9, CFTO-TV, [Toronto?], 1961-1964 Sub-series 3. Notes for Speeches and Articles. 10 Notes for Sermons/Speeches including resignation and radio, 1930's 11 Notes re: Trip to Israel, 1949 12 Notes re: Trip to Europe, North Africa and Israel for United Palestine Appeal/Joint Distribution Committee, 1959; and to Germany, 1949 3 1 Notes and articles re: Jews and Radicalism, the New Left, 1960-1969 2 Notes for Speeches, 1960's-1980's 3 Notes and Source material re: Drugs, 1968 4 Notes for sermons given at Shearith Israel, San Francisco, California, 1975-1976 Notes for Unitarian Lecture Series given at San Francisco, 1973, and at the Center for Religion and Life, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, 1976 (only Nos. 1, 2 and 4 at Reno) Lecture No.: 5 1 "Jesus - A Modern Jewish View" 6 2 "The Crucifixion Story and Anti-Semitism" 7 3 "Individual Salvation or Radical Social Activism: Key '73 vs. Glide Memorial" 8 4 "Is God Dead? Does it Really Matter? or Is Man Dying?" 9 5 "This Post-Judeo-Christian Age and the Disenchanted Young" 10 Notes and miscellaneous for (4) class lectures re: "Sex over Sixty? Over?" given at Senior Summer School, Reno, Nevada, 1978. 11 Notes for Speeches/Articles re: sexual themes, 1981 Sub-series 4. Thesis and Book Manuscripts 12 Thesis, "Prophetic Influences in the Narrative Portions of the Pentateuch, and their Significances," submitted to Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, Ohio, My 1, 1924 Manuscript of Autobiography, Release (not published), 1930-1931 13 pp. 1-196 14 pp. 197-402 4 Manuscript of Autobiography, Release 1 Chapter VIII (xerox copy), D, 1929 2 Chapter VIII (original, FRAGILE), D, 1929 3 Manuscript of Autobiography, Release/version 2 of Storm the Gates of Jericho, n.d. Manuscript for Sex and the Pulpit 4 Outline and Chapters I-VI, n.d. 5 Chapters VII-XV, n.d. 6 Manuscript and notes, n.d. Sub-series 5. Articles and Miscellaneous Writings 7 Prayers and Inspirations, 1948-1978 and n.d. 8 Published Quotations, 1977 9 Articles in Hebrew Union College Monthly, 1922-1938 5 1 Articles (A-Y), 1939-1985 Articles (series), "From a Rabbi's Watch-Tower," in The Jewish Standard, Toronto-Montreal 2 N 1, 1951-D 15, 1952 3 J - D, 1953 4 J - O, 1954 5 Articles (series), "Canadians and Their Religion" in The Globe and Mail, Toronto, 1958-1962 6 Articles (series), "Hanoi Diary", original diary and as published in The (Toronto) Globe and Mail, 1967 7 Article, "I'm a Longhair -- and Like it!" with notes and source materials, 1970 8 Articles, speeches and notes re: Jesus, 1939-1979 9 Article, "Facing Terminal Cancer - A Personal Story," 1985 10 Articles, printed (A-L), 1936-1984 11 Articles, printed (M-Z), 1936-1984 SERIES B. CORRESPONDENCE AND MISCELLANEOUS RE: ACTIVITIES 6 1 A - Z, General, 1962-1985 2 Cards after cancer surgery, 1985 3 Black Panther Party - articles and notes re: Anti-Fascist Conference, Jl, 1969 4 Center for Religion and Life, University of Nevada at Reno, 1976-1978 5 Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) - Correspondence and speech, 1977-1984 6 China (proposed trip not taken), 1975 7 Christmas Carol Controversy, D, 1950 - Mr, 1951 8 Faber, David and Freda - Correspondence and poetry, 1972-1974 Glide Memorial United Methodist Church, San Francisco, California 9 Correspondence, programs, publicity, 1967-1982 10 News articles, 1972-1976 11 Gray Panthers (Maggie Kuhn) - Correspondence and articles, 1972, 1978 12 Grey Lib (Aging)/RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Reno, Nevada, 1976-1978 Hanoi Trip 7 1 Correspondence re: passport, 1966-1968 2 Correspondence, 1966 3 Correspondence, notes and memorabilia, 1966-1967 NOTE: See also memorabilia in Rare Documents File, including foreign coins and paper currency and 5 lapel pins from Canada, China and Vietnam 4 Visit to Hanoi Prisoner of War Camp - Correspondence, 1967 5 Notes, transcript of interview, speech, 1967 6 Hanoi Diary - correspondence and contract, 1968-1970 7 Hanoi Diary - Reviews, 1967-1969 8 Hanoi (post-trip) - correspondence, greeting cards, and articles, 1968-1979 9 Homosexuality - correspondence and articles, 1979-1983 Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 10 Articles, annual report, programs, 1943-1959 11 Correspondence, articles, installation programs, 1963-1984 12 Kaplan, Kivie and Emily - re: Feinberg's activities in San Francisco, Cal., My, 1972 13 League for People's Friendship - correspondence re: Invitation to East Berlin, 1970 Lennon, John 14 Correspondence, notes and articles, 1969-1984 15 Proposed Toronto Peace Festival, 1969-1970 NOTE: See Rare Documents file for autographed phonograph record by Lennon, described in Series H. 8 1 Marcus, Jacob Rader, 1956-1980's 2 National Conference of Christians and Jews - Resignation, 1982 3 Nevada State Officials - Correspondence and award, 1977-1982 Nuclear Disarmament 4 News articles, (includes Toronto Committee for Disarmament), 1958-1961 5 Correspondence, (includes Toronto Committee for Disarmament), 1960-1962 6 Nuclear Disarmament Conference in London, S 14-16, 1961; Peace Mission to Moscow, S - O, 1961; and Germany, O, 1961 7 Nuclear Protest Activities, Toronto, 1976 8 Nuclear Protest Activities (including Lenten Desert Experience), Nevada, 1982-1983 9 Prostitution Organizations, including Coyote, 1975-1981 10 Record Album, "I Was So Much Older Then," correspondence, contract, articles, 1969-1971 11 "The Red Rabbi" pamphlet by David Stanley and correspondence, 1964-1968 Sex and the Pulpit, published 1981 12 Correspondence and publicity, 1971-1984 13 Reviews and articles, 1976-1984 14 Soviet Jewry, 1952-1972 Storm the Gates of Jericho 15 Correspondence and contracts, 1961-1973 16 Correspondence and reviews re: German translation entitled Christus Killer: Trauma Meines Lebens, 1962-1971 17 Promotional material and booklists, 1964-1969 9 1 Newspaper reviews, 1964-1967 2 Magazine reviews, 1964-1967; and undated reviews 3 Taylor, Nat, 1973-1987 4 Temple Israel of the City of New York - Confirmation Service programs, Je 14,1929 NOTE: See photograph in Series G 5 World Assembly for Peace (re: meeting to be held in Berlin, Je, 1969), 1969 SERIES C. RADIO CAREERS AND MUSIC Sub-series 1. Anthony Frome, The Poet Prince. 6 Periodical, Who's Who in Radio, Jl, 1935 7 Fan Club, " The Anthony Frome Fellowship" - newsletter, articles, membership list, 1933-1969 8 Proposal for Radio Program, "The Wandering Minstrel," 1937 9 Notes re: How to Sing Well, 1920's-1930's 10 Lecture/Recital, "Art of Living as Expressed in Song" (on note cards), 1930's 11 Lyrics on note cards for German, French, and Italian songs, 1930's 12 Lyrics on note cards for mainly English language songs, 1930's 13 Sheet music (manuscript) and notes from a program re: "Love Songs of Many Lands," 1930's Sheet music - most sung by "Anthony Frome" on "Poet Prince" Radio Program, New York, N.Y. 14 1932-1935 10 1-4 1932-1935 X-369 1 folder 1932-1935 Songbooks 5 Opera Songs for tenor, 1901 6 World Famous Songs, 1913 11 1 New Palestinean Folk Songs, Books 1 and 2, 1926, 1933 2 Album of Songs by Victor Herbert, 1927 Sub-series 2. Grey Lib Plus, 1976-1978. Correspondence, publicity and program formats 3 Grey Lib Plus 1, 1976-1977 4 Grey Lib Plus 2, 1977 5 Grey Lib Plus 3, 1977 6 Listener Surveys, 1976-1978 7 Grant from Nevada Humanities Committee, 1976-1977 8 Charge Slips for Recording sessions, n.d. 9 General Ledger (financial), 1976-1978 Financial Records 10 Grey Lib Plus, 1976-1977 11 Grey Lib Plus 2, 1977-1978 12 1 Grey Lib Plus 2, 1977-1978 2 Grey Lib Plus 3, 1977-1978 3 Guest Book, O, 1976 - O, 1977 4 Guest Book, O - D, 1977 Programs and Music 5 Grey Lib Plus, Fall, 1976 6 Grey Lib Plus 2, Spring, 1977 13 1 Grey Lib Plus 3, O, 1977 - Ja, 1978 2 Songs not sung on Grey Lib Plus - music, lists, lyrics 3 Songs - lists, lyrics, poems, 1960's 4 Sheet music and lyrics for "Poet Prince" and/or Grey Lib Plus 5 "Old Time Song Book, with Music," n.d. 6 Songbook - Four Songs and Footnotes, by Theodore Bikel, 1960 7 Songbook - Maurice Chevalier: The Fabulous Frenchman, 1960's SERIES D. PERSONAL PAPERS, AWARDS AND MEMORABILIA 14 1 Biographical Sketches, 1969-1984 2 Biography in Canadian Profiles, by George Lonn, 1965 3 Biographical and miscellaneous articles, cartoons, 1950-1986 4 California activities - articles, notes, and programs, 1971-1975 5 Reno, Nevada - activities, articles, programs, 1976-1987 6 Obituaries, memorial services, O, 1986 7 High School graduation - speech and article, Je, 1916 8 Handwritten defense of behavior during "Love Affair," 1922 9 Chaplaincy application, 1942-1943 10 Passports, 1968, 1980; American Foreign Service Identity Card, 1949; and miscellaneous membership cards, 1952-1985 11 Feinberg Family, 1958-1985 12 Feinberg, Ruth Katsh (Mrs. Abraham L.), 1957-1975 13 Marriage to Patricia C. Blanchard, 1983 14 Shipping list for Abraham L. Feinberg Collection when collection sent to AJA compiled by Mrs. Patricia C. Feinberg, Je, 1990 15 Presentation Booklet, 1941 16 Honorary Degrees, 1957; Phi Beta Kappa Society (articles and certificate) 1920; certificate for ascending to summit of Masada, 1984 17 American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Nevada Civil Libertarian of the Year Award - certificates and related papers, 1986 X-369 Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) - certificate of life membership, 1974 Diploma for Honorary Doctor of Law degree from University of Toronto, My 31, 1957 Diploma for Rabbinical degree from Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, Ohio, My 31, 1924 Diploma for Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, Ohio, My 24, 1957 Calligraphed quotation "on the occasion of a surprise reception in honor of his eightieth birthday, S 9, 1979 Engraved metal on wood plaque received from Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in honor of 75th birthday, S, 1974 Ceramic tile on wood Distinguished Merit Citation from National Conference of Christian and Jews (NCCJ) and the Nevada Council for religion and the Arts for Gray Liberation Community Service, O 1, 1978 Portrait - pencil sketch by "Barnard", Ap 28, 1986 Rolled banner style photocopies of articles featuring Feinberg's activities in 1933-1934 and 1967-1969 Microfilm Box containing "Grey Lib" rubber stamp, 1976-1978 Gold colored wrist watch engraved from Anthony Frome Fellowship (AAP), S 14, 1935 Small Peace symbol pin (plastic and metal) Metal Peace symbol pendant on chain with "Raiza Palatnik, USSR Prisoner of Conscience" on one side Circular metal penknife pendant with initials "AF" NOTE: See Rare Documents File for box of lapel pins, and foreign currency collected on trip to Hanoi, North Vietnam, D, 1966 - Ja, 1967 SERIES E. CARD FILE OF RESEARCH NOTES AND QUOTATIONS ON 3X5 (AND A FEW 4X6) CARDS 15 A - D 16 E - I 17 I - P 18 P - S 19 S - Z, and miscellaneous SERIES F. SCRAPBOOKS (containing articles, programs and correspondence) Scrapbooks, 1925-1939 20 1 Part 1 2 Part 2 Scrapbooks, "Anthony Frome, Poet Prince," 1932-1935 3 Part 1 4 Part 2 Numbered Scrapbooks (primarily chronological arrangement) X-370 1-2, 1937-1943 X-371 3-7, 1943-1952 X-372 8-11, 1949-1967 X-373 12-18, 1952-1963 X-374 19-23, 1959-1970 X-375 24-28, 1960-1967 X-376 29-32, 1926-1971 SERIES G. PHOTOGRAPHS AND PICTURES (all materials are photographic prints unless otherwise noted) X-369 Pencil sketch of head and shoulders of Abraham L. Feinberg by "Barnard", Ap 28, 1986 21 1 Portraits of Abraham L. Feinberg (including Anthony Frome), 1934-1986 2 Feinberg with friends and acquaintances, 1958-1986 3 Temple Israel, New York, N.Y. - Confirmation class, Je 14, 1929 4 Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Installation service for Rabbi Harvey J. Fields, Ap 30, 1978 5 London Disarmament Meeting/Peace Mission to Moscow/Visit to Germany, S-0, 1961 6 Glide Memorial United Methodist Church, San Francisco, California, 1972-1974 7 Hanoi Trip, Ja, 1967 8 Protest Demonstrations, 1974, 1982 SERIES H. SOUND RECORDINGS Sub-series 1. Records. X-369 Album, "I Was So Much Older Then," 1969 NOTE: See Rare Documents File for record, "Remember Love/Give Peace a Chance," by the Plastic Ono Band (cover autographed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono), 1969 Sub-series 2. Tape Recordings Speeches, Lectures, Interviews and Memorial Service, 1972-1986 "Grey Lib," Pilot and Show Nos. 1-9 and unnumbered, 1972 "Grey Lib Plus," Show Nos. 1-70, 1976-1978