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|Name:||The A. Irma Cohon Papers.|
|Abstract:||The A. Irma Cohon Papers (1918-1969) consist of correspondence with colleagues, primarily about her editing of musical manuscripts and scores. Also included are sympathy letters and tribute at the death of her brother, prominent liberal London Rabbi Harold Reinhart, some materials on the musician Ernest Bloch and miscellaneous items.|
|Quantity:||0.4 linear feet;1 Hollinger box.|
|Identification:||Manuscript Collection No. 617.|
A. Irma Cohon, musician and poet, was born in Portland, Oregon, September, 1890 to J.F. and Amelia (Marks) Reinhart. She attended Hebrew Union College betweeen 1909-1910 and received her A.B. in 1912 from the University of Cincinnati.
On June 12, 1912, A. Irma Cohon married Rabbi Samuel S. Cohon (see Manuscript Collection No.276). The Cohons had one son, Baruch Joseph. Cohon's brother, Harold Reinhart, was a prominent liberal rabbi in London, England.
A. Irma Cohon was the author of Introduction to Jewish Music, the first book on this subject in English (published by National Council on Jewish Women, 1923); Harvest Festivals, A Children's Succoth Celebration, with music by Abraham Idelsohn (NCJW, 1925) and religious poems. She also compiled A Brief Jewish Ritual (Women of Mizpah, 1921).
A. Irma Cohon died in 1991.
The A. Irma Cohon Papers consists of correspondence with collegaues, primarily about her editing of musical manuscripts and scores. Also included are sympathy letters and tribute at the death of her brother, prominent liberal London Rabbi Harold Reinhart, some materials on the musician Ernest Bloch and miscellaneous items.
|The papers are organized into four series:|
|B. Harold Reinhart|
|C. Ernest Bloch|
See description of individual series.
The papers are open to all users and available in the reading room of the American Jewish Archives.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the A. Irma Cohon Papers and the American Jewish Archives.
The A. Irma Cohon Papers were donated to the American Jewish Archives by the Los Angeles campus of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in June, 1993.
The A. Irma Cohon Papers were processed in August, 1997.
Series A. Correspondence. 1922-1979.
|The correspondence series includes letters pertaining to Cohon's editing of a songbook of Abraham Idelsohn's works and her interest in his life and work. There are also letters reflecting her interest in the archictecture of Jewish synagoguges and other historical matters. Span dates for the series are 1945-1979.|
|1||1||Correspondence. Correspondents include: Nathan, Dorothy M. (1945), Grovesnor, Gilbert (1947), Pieriek, Marie (1956), Shulvass, M.A. (1964), Horowitz, Harvey (1974), Adler, Israel (1977), Herzog, Avidgor (1977), Weiss-Rosmarin (1978), Eichorn, David M. (1979) and Zerline (n.d.) 1945-1979.|
Series B. Harold Reinhart. 1969.
|The Harold Reinhart series contains letters and condolences sent to Mrs. Cohon upon the death of her brother, Rabbi Harold Reinhart, a prominent London liberal rabbi. Also included are some published sermons and tributes. Materials in this series are dated 1969.|
|1||2||Reinhart, Harold. Condolence letters to A. Irma Cohon. 1969.|
|3||Reinhart, Harold. Tributes and sermons. 1969.|
Series C. Ernest Bloch. 1969.
|The Ernest Bloch series is a file of clippings and programs collected in observance of the 70th birthday of Ernest Bloch, an acquaintance. Material in this series are dated 1948-1950.|
|1||3||Bloch, Ernest.. 70th birthday celebration. 1948-1950.|
Series D. Miscellaneous. 1918-1952.
|The Miscellaneous series includes a 1922 letter from Hugo Brandt, organist of Temple Mizpah, Chicago (Ill.) to a soprano of the choir concerning European conditions following World War I; a Jewish census of Thailand, 1952; handwritten notes on 1918 edition of Union Prayerbook; clippings on the Reform Church of the American Israelite of Los Angeles, 1932; and miscellaneous music manuscripts from Cohon's Jewish Songbook and handwritten music. Span dates for this series are 1918-1952.|
|1||5||Miscellaneous materials relating to Cohon's music editing career. 1918-1952.|