TABLE OF CONTENTS


Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement Note

Conditions of Access and Use

Related Material

Administrative Information

Search Terms

Box Folder Listing

Series A. Writings. 1941-1993.

Series B. Correspondence. 1950-1993.

Series C. Genealogy. 1882-1993.

Series D. Rabinnical Associations. 1943-1992.

Series E. Personal. 1960-1994.

Series F. Non-Print Materials. 1960-1993.

A Finding Aid to the Malcolm H. Stern Papers. 1882-1994.

Manuscript Collection No. 626


Introduction

Repository: The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
Creator: Stern, Malcolm Henry, 1915-1994
Title: Malcolm H. Stern Papers
Dates: 1882-1994
Quantity: 15.5 linear feet (35 Hollinger boxes, 1 oversize box)
Abstract: The Malcolm H. Stern Papers describe the life of Malcolm H. Stern as genealogist, historian, teacher and rabbi. The collection includes writings, correspondence, genealogical research, publications, audiorecordings, microfilms, memorials and tributes.
Collection Number: MS-626
Language: Collection material in English.

Biographical Sketch

Malcolm H. SternMalcolm Henry Stern was born on January 29, 1915, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Stern was the son of Arthur Kaufman and Henrietta Berkowitz Stern and had one brother, Edward. After growing up on a seven-acre farm in Fox Chase, Pennsylvania, Stern earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1935. In 1941 Stern was ordained at Hebrew Union College (HUC) in Cincinnati, becoming the fifth member of his family to enter the rabbinate. At HUC, Stern also earned the Bachelor of Hebrew Letters degree in 1937, the Masters of Hebrew Letters degree in 1941, and the Doctor of Hebrew Letters degree in 1957. In 1966, Stern received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the same school.

In 1941, Stern became assistant rabbi at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Philadelphia. He ministered to the congregation until 1943 when he took a sabbatical to serve as a chaplain in the Army Air Corps. During World War II he survived a plane crash in Casablanca in which thirteen persons were killed. Stern returned to Keneseth Israel in 1946, but departed again in 1947 when he was elected rabbi of Congregation Ohef Sholom in Norfolk, Virginia, where he served for 17 years. While in Norfolk, Stern spoke out strongly against segregation. In 1964 Stern moved to New York City to become the first Director of Rabbinic Placement for the Central Conference of American Rabbis, holding this position until his retirement in 1980. In 1981 Stern joined the faculty of the New York campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He served as a counselor for student field work and was an adjunct professor of Jewish history.

Genealogy was Stern's great interest in life. His love for genealogy started in grade school when he traced the descendants of Charlemagne for an assignment. From 1949 until 1994 he served as the genealogist for the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati. His work contributed to making the American Jewish Archives an internationally recognized institution. In 1960 he published Americans of Jewish Descent in which he traced members of Jewish immigrant families that arrived in the United States before 1840. Two more editions of the book would follow in 1978 and 1991 as First American Jewish Families: 600 Genealogies, 1654-1977 and First American Jewish Families: 600 Genealogies, 1654-1988. This work was the basis for much of Stephen Birmingham's best-selling work, The Grandees.

Stern served the world of genealogy and American Jewish history in many ways. Nearly every Jewish genealogical society in the United States was established with his help. He was known as the dean of American Jewish genealogy. Stern served as secretary of the American Society of Genealogists from 1968-1973, as vice president from 1973-1976 and as president from 1976-1979. Stern was the founder of the Jewish Historical Society of New York. He was also a trustee of the American Jewish Historical Society. In 1989 Stern testified before Congress, arguing that the position of Archivist of the United States should be awarded to a scholar and not an administrator. In 1990 he served on a special commission of the National Archives and Records Administration to prepare four American genealogists for a mission to Russia designed to educate Russian archivists. Stern was also the vice president of the Gomez Foundation for Mill House in Newburgh, New York, which is the oldest surviving Jewish residence in North America, built by Louis Moses Gomez in 1716. Stern participated in numerous Jewish and non-Jewish genealogical organizations, including: the National Genealogical Society, the Jewish Genealogical Society (president emeritus), the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the Jewish Historical Society of England and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.

Stern had a deep love for music. In 1960, he edited the Union Songster for Reform Judaism. He co-edited songs and hymns for Gates of Prayer and chaired the committee that created Shaarei Shira/Gates of Song.

On May 25, 1941, Malcolm Stern married Louise Steinhart Bergman. Malcolm H. Stern died in New York City of a heart attack on January 5, 1994, at the age of 78.


Scope and Content Note

The Malcolm H. Stern Papers describe the life of Malcolm H. Stern as genealogist, historian, teacher and rabbi. The collection includes writings, correspondence, genealogical research, publications, audiotape recordings, microfilms, memorials and tributes.


Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged in six (6) series:

  • Series A. Writings. 1941-1993.
  • Series B. Correspondence. 1950-1993.
  • Series C. Genealogy. 1882-1993.
  • Series D. Rabbinical Associations. 1943-1992.
  • Series E. Personal. 1960-1994.
  • Series F. Non-print Materials. 1960-1993.

Conditions of Access and Use

Terms of Access

The collection is open for use; no restrictions apply.

Terms of Reproduction and Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce, with exceptions for fair use, may be obtained through the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio. Please address queries to the Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives. For more information, see the American Jewish Archives copyright information webpage.


Related Material

Related Material

Stern, Malcolm. Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern photographs. PC-3325

Additional material may be located in the AJA Online Catalog.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

[Description], [Date], Malcolm H. Stern Papers, MS-626, Box [#], Folder [#]. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Provenance

The Malcolm Henry Stern Papers were received from Mrs. Louise Stern, New York, N.Y., in 1996.

Processing Information

Processed by Joseph Greer, June 1998.


Box Folder Listing

Series A. Writings. 1941-1993. [3 Hollinger boxes, 0.5 oversize boxes]
Scope and Content Note: Consists of articles written by Stern relating to his interests as rabbi and genealogist. Many of these articles have been published in books and newspapers.
Arrangement Note: Alphabetical by title or subject
Box
X-401 Book, First American Jewish Families. 1978.
[annotated 1978 edition]
Box Folder
1 1 Creations. undated.
1 2 Creations. undated.
1 3 Personal creed. undated.
1 4 The DuPonts' Jewish Ancestry. undated.
1 5 "Have you a Jewish Ancestor?" undated.
1 6 Hebrew Union College and Reform Judaism. 1983.
1 7 "How and Why Jews Survive" undated.
1 8 Inaugural and farewell addresses. Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.). 1941-1947.
1 9 "Jeremiah's Letter and Ezekiel's Babylonian Ministry." undated.
1 10 Jewish Exponent. undated.
1 11 Jewish music. undated.
1 12 Lumbroso, Jacob. 1978-1993.
1 13 Mormons. 1986.
1 14 Ordination thesis. 1941.
1 15 Philadelphia American Jewish Committee and Joseph Krauskopf. 1979-1983
Box Folder
2 1 "The Place of Music in Our Worship." undated.
2 2 Prayers. undated.
2 3 "Psalms for Today." undated.
2 4 Published articles, Volume 1. undated.
[volume 2 was not included in collection]
2 5 Published articles, Volume 3. 1980.
2 6 Published articles, Volume 4. November 1989-1990.
Box Folder
3 1 "Record Book of the Reverend Jacob Raphael Cohen." undated.
3 2 "The Role of the Rabbi in the South." undated.
3 3 Savannah and published articles, Volume 3. undated.
3 4 "A Sensible Approach to Reading the Bible." undated.
3 5 Sermons. undated.
3 6 Shaarei Shirah. undated.
3 7 "Some of My Best Jews." undated.
3 8 "The Story of Central Synagogue." undated.
3 9 Worship services. undated.
Series B. Correspondence. 1950-1993. [2 Hollinger boxes]
Scope and Content Note: Consists of general correspondence, including updates from other researchers on their genealogical inquiries. Additional correspondence pertaining to genealogical requests can be found in Series C.
Arrangement Note: Alphabetical by correspondent or topic.
Box Folder
4 1 Ackerman, Paula. 1950-1951.
4 2 Ashton, Dianne. 1992.
4 3 Bennett, Ralph. 1978-1992.
4 4 Brilling, Bernhard. 1974.
4 5 Camp, Anthony. 1982.
4 6 Cardoza, Anne. undated.
4 7 Coat of Arms Protest. 1978-1989.
4 8 Cohen, Daniel J. 1971-1973.
4 9 Cohen, Daniel J. 1972-1981.
4 10 Cohen, Judith. 1982.
4 11 Collins, Harriet. 1987.
4 12 Colonial Jews. 1982.
4 13 Conrad, Robert. 1982.
4 14 Corry, Ruth. 1982.
4 15 Dunne, W.M.P. 1992.
4 16 Ellis Island Commission. 1993.
4 17 First American Jewish Families. 1961-1982.
4 18 First American Jewish Families. Addenda. 1988-1993.
4 19 Fraenkel, Hannah. 1986.
4 20 Franklin, Karen. undated.
4 21 Gray, Gordon. 1979-1981.
4 22 Lancaster, Pa. 1974-1980.
4 23 Langsfeld, Martha. 1971.
4 24 Liberal Day School (West Hempstead, N.Y.) 1988.
4 25 Miller, Richard. 1993.
4 26 Moskowitz, Alan. 1990.
4 27 Museum of the City of New York. 1992.
4 28 Norfolk (Va.) integration. 1956-1959.
4 29 Northway, E.L. 1990.
4 30 Ornish, Natalie. 1989.
4 31 Reform Jewish educator. Standards for. 1980-1981.
4 32 Rottenberg, Dan. Finding Our Fathers. 1977-1978.
Box Folder
5 1 Rosenstein, Neil. 1965.
5 2 Rosenswaike, Ira. 1968-1981.
5 3 Sartorius, Joel. 1985.
5 4 Sniffin, Art. 1987.
5 5 Swierenga, Robert. 1991.
5 6 Tavern, Fraunces. 1979-1981.
5 7 Tucker, Charles. 1987.
5 8 Turitz, Leo. 1987-1988 .
5 9 Warburg, Felix. 1992.
5 10 Zola, Gary P. 1982.
Series C. Genealogy. 1882-1993. [25 Hollinger boxes, 1 oversize box]
Arrangement Note: Arranged in four (4) subseries: Subseries 1. Requests, Subseries 2. Genealogical and Historical Associations, Subseries 3. Research, Subseries 4. Family Research.
Subseries 1. Requests. 1950-1993. [5 Hollinger boxes]
Scope and Content Note: Consists of correspondence between Stern and persons requesting genealogical information. Included are Stern’s responses and the research he conducted to answer the requests.
Arrangement Note: Arranged alphabetically. Folders are titled by either the name of the person making the request or by the surname researched.
Box Folder
6 1 Abrahams family. 1979.
6 2 Adler, Frank. 1983-1988.
6 3 Andrews, Joseph. 1988.
6 4 Barkai, Arye. undated.
6 5 Baron, Arthur. 1981.
6 6 Becker, Leo. 1988.
6 7 Bergman Saga. 1960-1981.
6 8 Blumenthal, Mike. 1976.
6 9 Bryer, Elliott. 1988.
6 10 Byck, Amram. 1980.
6 11 Cardoza, Michael. 1983-1993.
6 12 Chapman, Colin R. 1984.
6 13 Chovitz, Ann. 1986.
6 14 Clarke family. 1987.
6 15 Cohen, family. 1960-1982.
6 16 Cohen, Hyman. 1983.
6 17 Cohen, Nassy. 1984.
6 18 Cohen, Peter R. 1991.
6 19 Cohn, Emil. 1983.
6 20 Coleman, Helene. 1988.
6 21 Collen, Richard. 1980-1981.
6 22 Conte, Margot. 1988-1989.
6 23 Cox, James D. 1983.
6 24 Cox, Janice. 1983.
6 25 Cromelien, David. 1979.
6 26 Curtis, Mary. 1984.
6 27 Dallett, Jim. 1972-1983.
6 28 David, Leo. 1976-1982.
6 29 De La Penha family. 1981-1988.
6 30 De Sola Henriques family. 1984.
6 31 De Sola, Pereira and Mendes families. 1952-1992.
6 32 DeSouza, Steven. 1990.
6 33 Dinel, Jerry. 1980.
6 34 England, Louis. 1990.
Box Folder
7 1 Evans, Eli. 1982-1988.
7 2 Fechheimer, Richard. 1977.
7 3 Feldman, Sandra. 1992.
7 4 Fern, Judy. 1993.
7 5 Fleischman, Bernard. 1990.
7 6 Floersheim family. 1986.
7 7 Frank family. 1985.
7 8 Franks family. 1980-1988.
7 9 Frazer, John. 1992.
7 10 Gassenheimer, Allan. 1991.
7 11 Gerstle, Harry. 1978.
7 12 Glasel, George. 1984-1987.
7 13 Godfrey, Sheldon. 1986-1991.
7 14 Goodman, David. 1972-1976.
7 15 Graupe, Gerhard. 1988.
7 16 Gugenheimer, Allan. 1960-1973.
7 17 Hagy, James W. 1989-1990.
7 18 Haas family. 1988.
7 19 Hanaw, Margaret. 1982.
7 20 Hartogenesis family. 1981.
7 21 Herman, Louis. 1979.
7 22 Hirschberg, Neil. 1985.
7 23 Iseman, Joseph. 1984.
7 24 Jacobi family. 1965-1984.
7 25 Johnson, Maria. 1987.
7 26 Kadden, Adele. 1989.
7 27 Kaufman, Muriel. undated.
7 28 Kander family. 1961-1984.
7 29 Kokernoot family. 1989.
7 30 Kelley, David. 1978.
7 31 Kole, Kaye. 1991.
7 32 Korbin, Nancy. 1993.
7 33 Korn family. 1982.
7 34 Korn, Bertram. 1973.
7 35 Kramer, Fran. 1990.
7 36 Krauskopf family. 1983-1984.
7 37 Kuhn family. undated.
7 38 Lawe family. 1990.
7 39 Lazaron family. 1980-1991.
7 40 Lemle family. undated.
Box Folder
8 1 Lesser, Helga. undated.
8 2 Lesson, Dan. 1983-1984.
8 3 Letterman family. undated.
8 4 Levy family and Monticello. 1962-1992.
8 5 Levy, Hannah. 1984.
8 6 Levy, M.E. 1971.
8 7 Levy, Uriah. 1980-1984.
8 8 Lewis family. undated.
8 9 Libo, Ken. 1991.
8 10 Loeb, John L., Jr. 1979-1992.
8 11 Long-Ezekiel family. 1988.
8 12 Lopez family. undated.
8 13 Lowe, Patricia. 1991.
8 14 Luft, Edward-Posen. Family naturalizations. 1986.
8 15 Lyon, Hyman and Philip Ezekiel. Descendants of. 1980.
8 16 Margolius, Karen. 1989.
Box Folder
9 1 Mark, Gust K. 1950-1971.
9 2 Marks, Marion. 1991.
9 3 Marks, Michael. 1970.
9 4 Meyers, Henry. 1983.
9 5 Miller, Irwin. 1993.
9 6 Morewitz-Quanza families. 1992.
9 7 Moses family. 1980.
9 8 Myers, Mordecai. undated.
9 9 Naar family. undated.
9 10 Nathans family. 1988.
9 11 National Archives and Records Administration. 1981-1993.
9 12 Nausbaum family. 1979-1991.
9 13 New York State Archives. 1984-1987.
9 14 New York, N.Y. Temple Emanu-El. 1983.
9 15 Nones family. 1986-1987.
9 16 Obermayer family. 1960.
9 17 O'Brien, Rita. 1985.
9 18 Oppenheim family. 1985-1990.
9 19 Ostertag, Barna. 1993.
9 20 Paiewonsky, Louis. 1988.
9 21 Peixotto, Solomon. undated.
9 22 Pinto family. 1993.
9 23 Plaut, Elizabeth. 1973-1975.
9 24 Pozanski, Solomon. 1978.
9 25 Ransohoff family. undated.
9 26 Richter, John Henry. 1988-1992.
9 27 Roosevelt, Franklin D. undated.
9 28 Roseman, Kenneth D. 1969.
9 29 Rubin, Saul. undated.
9 30 Sachs, Howard. undated.
9 31 Salvador, Mario. 1982.
9 32 Samuels, Abram. 1987-1989.
9 33 Sarraga, Ramon. 1984-1990.
9 34 Scheeline, Janet. 1978-1983.
Box Folder
10 1 Sight, B.J. 1979-1982.
10 2 Sprague, John. 1989.
10 3 Stanley, Jean. 1989.
10 4 Steiner, Robert. 1993.
10 5 Sulzberger family. 1990.
10 6 Thompson, Bruce. 1982.
10 7 Tobias, Thomas J. 1969-1972.
10 8 Umstadter family. undated.
10 9 Underwood, Matt. 1990.
10 10 Van Beil family. 1985.
10 11 Van Veen family. 1987.
10 12 Viener, Saul. 1990.
10 13 Ward, Clare McVickar. 1992.
10 14 Waxbelbaum family. 1986.
10 15 Weinberg, Robert. 1987-1988.
10 16 Wertheimer-Wormser family. 1960.
10 17 Westheimer, Louis. 1987.
10 18 Winstock family. 1984.
10 19 Winter, Patricia. 1992.
10 20 Wolf, Zev. undated.
Subseries 2. Historical and Genealogical Associations. 1900-1993. [4 Hollinger boxes]
Scope and Content Note: Consists of correspondence, meeting notices, publicity, and publications from historical and genealogical associations with which Stern was involved.
Arrangement Note: Alphabetical by the name of the organization
Box Folder
11 1 American Jewish Historical Society. Catalogs and publications. 1968-1992.
11 2 American Jewish Historical Society. Warder Cresson. 1900.
11 3 American Jewish Historical Society. Miscellaneous. 1951-1985.
11 4 American Society of Genealogists. Correspondence. 1973-1989.
11 5 American Society of Genealogists. Newsletters. 1979-1993.
11 6 American Society of Genealogists. Newsletters. 1980-1984.
Box Folder
12 1 Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. Summer seminars. 1984-1993.
12 2 Association of Professional Genealogists. Genealogy project. 1982.
12 3 Board for Certification of Genealogists. 1976-1978.
12 4 Conference on Genealogy (Boston, Mass.). 1988.
12 5 Council of American Jewish Museums. Meetings. 1992.
12 6 Federation of Genealogical Societies. Miscellaneous. 1982-1991.
12 7 Genealogical Society of Utah. Programs. 1968-1980.
12 8 Historical and Genealogical Societies. List of societies. 1983.
12 9 Israel. Notes, publications and correspondence concerning Stern's trips to Israel. 1980-1985.
12 10 Jewish Genealogical Society. Meetings. 1981-1990.
Box Folder
13 1 Jewish Genealogical Society. Newsletters. 1982-1987.
13 2 Jewish Genealogical Society of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pa.). Correspondence. 1982-1993.
13 3 Museum of American Jewish History. Publications. undated.
13 4 National Archives and Records Administration. Gifts Service Fund. 1982-1990.
13 5 National Institute on Genealogical Research. Correspondence. 1976-1989.
13 6 National Institute on Genealogical Research. Archives alumni. 1983-1984.
13 7 National Genealogical Society. Correspondence. 1978-1988.
13 8 National Genealogical Society. Conference. 1978-1989.
13 9 New York Jewish Historical Society. Newsletters. 1980-1993.
13 10 Philadelphia Jewish Archives (Philadelphia, Pa.). Newsletters. 1978-1991.
13 11 Philadelphia, Pa. Museum of American Jewish History. Correspondence. 1976.
13 12 Philadelphia, Pa. Jewish Genealogical Society. Miscellaneous. 1988-1989.
13 13 Rhode Island Jewish Historical Society. Correspondence. 1967-1980.
Box Folder
14 1 Southern Jewish Historical Society. Newsletters. 1978-1993.
14 2 Speakers for genealogy seminars. Vitas. undated.
14 3 "Ten Commandments for Genealogists," by Stern. undated.
14 4 Washington, D.C. Jewish Historical Society. Correspondence. 1961-1980.
Subseries 3. Research. 1933-1993. [15 Hollinger boxes]
Scope and Content Note: Consists of genealogical research on numerous families compiled by Stern throughout his lifetime and as preparation for his book, Americans of Jewish Descent and the later editions titled First American Jewish Families: 600 Genealogies, 1654-1988. Included are research on families, marriages, wills and cemeteries.
Arrangement Note: Alphabetical by family name, geographical place names and occasional topical headings (such as slavery, passenger lists, etc.).
Box Folder
15 1 Alexander, Rebecca. Memoir, 1929. undated.
15 2 Allen family. undated.
15 3 Ambach family. undated.
15 4 Bache, Jules (1921). undated.
15 5 Barbados. 1971-1984.
15 6 Leo Baeck Institute. Jacob Jacobson Collection, 1888-1968. undated.
15 7 Barnet family. undated.
15 8 Belasco family. undated.
15 9 Bernheim family. undated.
15 10 Bernstein, Edgar. undated.
15 11 Binswagner family. undated.
15 12 Bloomingdale family. undated.
15 13 Bound-Brook-Houses (1893), N.J. undated.
15 14 Breidenbach family. undated.
15 15 Burgunder family. 1960.
15 16 Burgkundstadt families. undated.
15 17 Butzel, John L. undated.
15 18 Caribbean genealogies compiled by Stern. undated.
15 19 Caribbean research. undated.
15 20 Cemeteries. Julien Saks. undated.
Box Folder
16 1 Charlemagne. Descendants, by Stern. 1933.
16 2 Charleston, S.C. Congregation K. K. Beth Elohim. 1969.
16 3 Charleston, S.C. Cemeteries of Congregation Berith Shalome, (1910). undated.
16 4 Charleston, S.C. Old Jewish cemeteries (1762-1903). undated.
16 5 Charleston, S.C. Jewish marriage notices from newspapers, (1775-1906). undated.
16 6 Chinese Jews. 1983.
16 7 Cincinnati, Ohio. Research. 1987.
16 8 Colonial marriage records. undated.
16 9 Colton, Ralph. undated.
16 10 Columbia, S.C. Tree of Life Synagogue. 1945.
16 11 Columbus, Christopher. undated.
16 12 Cortissoz family. undated.
16 13 Cracow Jewish Library. Catalog cards. undated.
Box Folder
17 1 Çuracao families. undated.
17 2 Çuracao marriages. undated.
17 3 Da Ponte family. undated.
17 4 Dauega family. undated.
17 5 De Pinto family. Manuscript. undated.
17 6 De Young family. undated.
17 7 Dias family. undated.
17 8 Elkin family. undated.
17 9 Ezekiel, Jacob and Moses. undated.
17 10 Family records (1830s-1960s). Miscellaneous. undated.
Box Folder
18 1 First American Jewish Families. Notes. 1978-1990.
18 2 Felsenthal family. undated.
18 3 Fernandez, Isaac. undated.
18 4 Fidaque family. undated.
18 5 Finding aids for genealogy. 1983-1993.
18 6 Fleisher, Benjamin. undated.
18 7 French Sephardim. undated.
18 8 Friedenwald family. undated.
18 9 Friedlander, Joseph. undated.
18 10 Gans family. undated.
18 11 Genealogy of the Old Testament, by E.S. Cumbie. 1978.
18 12 Genealogies, My first set of. undated.
Box Folder
19 1 Gerst, Emanuel. 1992.
19 2 Goldback family. undated.
19 3 Goldsmith family. 1966.
19 4 Gomez Mill House. 1981-1990.
19 5 The Grandees, by Stephen Birmingham. Newspaper Clippings. 1971-1976.
19 6 Gratz family. undated.
19 7 Hamburg-Altona. Vital records. 1992.
19 8 Heinsheimer family. undated.
19 9 Hendricks family. 1986.
19 10 Henriques family. 1978.
19 11 Henriques, Juliao. undated.
19 12 Henry, Carl. undated.
19 13 Hofheimer family. 1964.
19 14 Holocaust Memorial at Customs House (New York, N.Y.). undated.
19 15 Hutzler family. undated.
19 16 Hyams family. 1962-1984.
19 17 Isaacs, Asher (1729). undated.
19 18 Isaacs family. undated.
19 19 Israel, Joseph. 1978-1989.
19 20 Jacobs, George. Philadelphia, Pa. Congregation Beth El Emeth. Marriage records (1873-1882). undated.
19 21 Jews in Continental Congress (1774-1789). 1978.
Box Folder
20 1 Jewish families of Hesse and Galicia. undated.
20 2 Jews of Jamaica (1937-1972). undated.
20 3 Jews of Rouen-Golb. 1977.
20 4 Jewish Texans. 1974.
20 5 Joseph family of Cleveland, Ohio (1852). undated.
20 6 Kahn family. 1960.
20 7 Kansas City, Mo. History. 1968-1970.
20 8 Kingston, Jamaica. English and German Congregation. Births and marriages (1788-1918). undated.
20 9 Kingston, Jamaica. Vital records (1809-1907). undated.
20 10 Kayton family. undated.
20 11 Kritzer-Lieberman family. undated.
20 12 Kushner family. 1990.
20 13 Langsdorf family. undated.
20 14 Laurence family. 1992.
20 15 Lazarus, Emma (1849-1887). undated.
20 16 Lehman family. undated.
20 17 Jews of Lithuania, by Shlomo Katzow. undated.
20 18 Loeb exhibit. undated.
Box Folder
21 1 Louisiana map (1858). undated.
21 2 Levy, Asser. 1974; undated.
21 3 Macon, Ga. Beth Israel. Burials. undated.
21 4 Maduro family. undated.
21 5 Mailander family. Diary. undated.
21 6 Maps of Europe (1492-1952). undated.
21 7 Marranos family. 1988.
21 8 Marriage records. Miscellaneous. undated.
21 9 Mendes family. undated.
21 10 Miscellaneous notes. Includes Cincinnati, Louisiana, and New York (1827 and undated). undated.
21 11 Miscellaneous sources. Notes from various communities. undated.
21 12 Miscellaneous sources. Notes from various communities. undated.
21 13 Miscellaneous documents. undated.
Box Folder
22 1 Mobile, Ala. Births and marriages (1860-1947). undated.
22 2 Moses, R.J. undated.
22 3 Montefiore, Joshua. undated.
22 4 Myers, Hayes, and Mordecai families. 1953-1990; undated.
22 5 Myers, Mordecai. 1992.
22 6 Nassy, Cohen. undated.
22 7 Nevis (Caribbean community). 1957-1971.
22 8 New Jersey Jews (1655-1816). undated.
22 9 New Orleans, La. Gates of Prayer (1850-1860). undated.
22 10 Newport, R.I. Colonial era. undated.
22 11 New York, N.Y. History of East European Jews in New York City before 1881. undated.
22 12 New York, N.Y. Early New York. undated.
22 13 New York, N.Y. Jewish West Side (1920-1970). undated.
22 14 New York, N.Y. Shearith Israel. Escabot. undated.
22 15 Nones-Marks family. undated.
22 16 Norfolk, Va. Brides and grooms. 1962.
22 17 Norfolk, Va. Hebrew cemetery, 1868-1967.
Box Folder
23 1 Norfolk, Va. Jewish history. 1965-1970.
23 2 Norfolk, Va. Source notes. undated.
23 3 Passenger Lists (1769-1772). undated.
23 4 Passenger Lists (July 12, 1839). New York. undated.
23 5 Pennsylvania, Applications to University of (1887-1890). undated.
23 6 Philadelphia, Pa. Jews. undated.
23 7 Philadelphia, Pa (1799-1834). undated.
23 8 Philadelphia, Pa. Mikveh Israel Federal Street Cemetery. undated.
23 9 Philadelphia, Pa. Rodeph Shalom. Circumcision record (1835-1864). undated.
23 10 Philadelphia, Pa. Rodeph Shalom. Marriages (1841-1863). undated.
23 11 Philadelphia, Pa. Russian settlement (1890). 1991.
23 12 Philadelphia, Pa. Source notes A-D. undated.
Box Folder
24 1 Philadelphia, Pa. Source notes E-K. undated.
24 2 Philadelphia, Pa. Source notes L-O. undated.
24 3 Philadelphia, Pa. Source notes P-Z. undated.
24 4 Philipson family of Saint Louis, Mo. (1807-1858). undated.
24 5 Pincus family of Prussia (1794 and undated), Descendants of. undated.
24 6 Piza family. Saint Thomas (1657-1951). undated.
24 7 Portugal, Jews of. undated.
24 8 Posen Naturalization (1870) and Marlene Silverman. undated.
24 9 Prospects. Americans of Jewish Descent. undated.
Box Folder
25 1 Research notebooks. undated.
25 2 Richmond, Va. Source notes, various families. undated.
25 3 Robles family. undated.
25 4 Rosenbaum family. undated.
25 5 Rothschilds family. undated.
25 6 Russian papers, Consular records. undated.
25 7 Saint Louis, Mo. Baer family. undated.
25 8 Saint Thomas and Virgin Islands (1837-1973). undated.
25 9 Samuel and Yates families. undated.
25 10 Savannah, Ga. Cemeteries (1936-1979). undated.
25 11 Savannah, Ga. Chapter 1. undated.
25 12 Savannah, Ga. Chapter 2 (1778- undated). 1973.
Box Folder
26 1 Savannah, Ga. Chapter 3 (1902 and undated). undated.
26 2 Savannah, Ga. Congregation Mickve Israel (1790-1954). 1984.
26 3 Savannah, Ga. Miscellaneous. 1961-1986.
26 4 Savannah, Ga. Photostats and photos (1755-1978). undated.
26 5 Savannah, Ga. Sheftall family (1794-1984). undated.
26 6 Schaap Genealogy. 1938.
26 7 Senior family. undated.
26 8 Schappes, Morris. 1986.
26 9 Simson family. Early Jewish settlers in Yonkers, N.Y. undated.
Box Folder
27 1 Slavery. 1992.
27 2 Snowdon's Jewish ancestry. undated.
27 3 Sonneborn-Lippel family. undated.
27 4 Stein family (1846-1910). undated.
27 5 Stix family (1750-1921). undated.
27 6 Schoenfeld family. undated.
27 7 Stammtafel Koppel (Oder Thurnauer, 1883). undated.
27 8 Straus family. undated.
27 9 Tombstones. How to read Hebrew. 1978.
27 10 Trinidad, Colo. ""The Jewish Brothers of Trinidad." 1979.
27 11 Vital records and cemetery records. Includes Georgia, New York, and Poland. undated.
27 12 Vital records list. Includes Saint Thomas, Saint Croix, and Norfolk (Va.). undated.
Box Folder
28 1 Wagner, Anthony. 1988.
28 2 Washington, George and the Jews. undated.
28 3 Weiner, Miriam. undated.
28 4 West Indies. Miscellaneous. undated.
28 5 Wills. Abstracts of wills of early American Jews compiled by Stern (1772-1850). undated.
28 6 Wills (1700's). Canada, New England, and New York. undated.
28 7 Wills (1753-1824). Pennsylvania. undated.
Box Folder
29 1 Wills (1775-1860). Southern. undated.
29 2 Woolf, Morris (1809-1879). undated.
29 3 Zhitomirsky family. 1985.
Subseries 4. Stern family. 1882-1992. [1 Hollinger box, 0.5 oversized boxes]
Scope and Content Note: Consists of notes, documents and miscellaneous materials collected by Stern pertaining to his own family history. Also contains Stern family memorabilia.
Arrangement Note: Alphabetical by family groups.
Box Folder
30 1 Berkowitz, Grannie. 1956-1975.
30 2 Berkowitz, Harry. 1917-1987.
30 3 Berkowitz, Henry. From the Diary of a Jewish Refugee. 1938.
30 4 Jaroslawski-Berkowitz families. 1955-1978.
30 5 Jaroslawski-Brunn family. undated.
30 6 Stern, Ed (Malcolm's brother). "Ed's Stunts." 1955-1988.
30 7 Stern, Howard. 1989-1990; undated.
30 8 Stern-Katzenberg family. 1957-1985.
30 9 Stern, Malcolm. "My Family." 1992; undated.
30 10 Stern family memorabilia. 1882-1982.
Box
X-401 Jaroslawski, Descendants of Salomon (Genealogy). undated.
Series D. Rabinnical Associations. 1943-1992. [1 Hollinger box]
Scope and Content Note: Consists of correspondence, meeting notices, publicity and publications concerning Stern's affiliationwith the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) and the National Association of Retired Rabbis. Included is material pertaining to the CCAR placement committee during Stern's service as committee head from 1964-1980.
Arrangement Note: Alphabetical.
Box Folder
31 1 Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR). Admissions. 1982-1993.
31 2 CCAR. American Council for Judaism. 1943-1982.
31 3 CCAR. Tribute to Rabbi Zev Bloom. 1990.
31 4 CCAR. Placement Commission. 1979-1985.
31 5 CCAR. The Rabbinate. 1982-1983.
31 6 CCAR. Richard Stern interview. 1981.
31 7 CCAR. Transcontinental Music. 1983-1984.
31 8 Hebrew Union College. Fieldwork. 1980s.
31 9 Minhag Malcolm Stern. 1964; undated.
31 10 National Association of Retired Reform Rabbis. 1984-1992.
Series E. Personal. 1960-1994. [2 Hollinger boxes]
Scope and Content Note: Consists of obituaries, memorials and tributes sent to Mrs. Stern after Stern's death. Included in Series E are memorabilia and awards won by Stern during his lifetime.
Arrangement Note: Alphabetical.
Box Folder
32 2 Awards. 1964-1994.
Box Folder
33 1 Memorials. 1994.
33 2 Memorabilia. 1960-1993.
Box Folder
32 1 Obituaries. 1994.
Series F. Non-Print Materials. 1960-1993. [2 Hollinger boxes]
Arrangement Note: Arranged in three 3 subseries: Subseries 1. Audiocassette Recordings, Subseries 2. Audioreel Recordings, and Subseries 3. Microfilms.
Subseries 1. Audiocassette Recordings. 1978-1993. [1 Hollinger box]
Scope and Content Note: Contains audiocassette recordings of Central Conference of American Rabbis events, genealogical information and high holiday services.
Box Folder
34 1 Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR). Retirement panel #1. undated.
34 2 CCAR. Retirement panel #2. undated.
34 3 CCAR. Spouse breakfast socio-drama. undated.
34 4 My Creed. Message of Israel. 1992.
34 5 Genealogy lecture. Hofstra University. 1992.
34 6 Coming out party for First American Jewish Families. 1978.
34 7 "When You're in Love the Whole World is Jewish." undated.
34 8 Eli Evans and Malcolm H. Stern. Eternal Light. 1988.
34 9 Stryker-Rodda, Rubincam and Coddington. National Geographic Society. 1982.
34 10 Los Angeles Jewish Genealogical Society banquet. 1990.
34 11 "My Autobiography" (brief) taped by Florence Daniels. 1986.
34 12 High holiday services. New York, N.Y. Central Synagogue. 1983.
34 13 High holiday sermons. New York, N.Y. Central Synagogue. 1988.
34 14 Louise Nausbaum's funeral. 1988.
34 15 "Is That a Jewish Ancestor?" Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS). Orlando, Fla. 1986.
34 16 Alex and Alice Scheeline. Wedding Music. undated.
34 17 "Tracing Sephardic Roots." 1993.
34 18 "The Ethics of Genealogy." FGS. Orlando, Fla. 1986.
34 19 "Using the LDS Library." FGS. Orlando, Fla. 1986.
34 20 "Commodore Grace Hopper." FGS. Kansas City, Mo. 1985.
34 21 "What's Happening in Genealogy Today?" FGS. Buena Park, Fla. 1982.
34 22 Ross Holland. "Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island." FGS. Orlando, Fla. 1986.
34 23 Kol Nidre. undated.
34 24 Yom Kippur morning and afternoon. undated.
34 25 Yom Kippur, Yizkor and Ne'ilah. undated.
Subseries 2. Audioreel Recordings. 1960-1972. [0.5 Hollinger boxes]
Scope and Content Note: Contains recordings of Central Conference of American Rabbis services, holiday services and genealogical information.
Box Folder
35 1 Unidentified worship service, labeled "Stern's Tape." December 1960.
35 2 "Life Cycle of Man." CCAR service. 1972.
[complete]
35 3 "Life Cycle of Man." CCAR service. 1972.
[background music only]
35 4 Rosh Hashanah eve and morning. Yom Kippur, Kol Nidre morning (thru silent devotion). undated.
35 5 Yom Kippur morning (continued), afternoon, Yizkor, Ne'ilah. undated.
35 6 "The Berkowitz Family Story." undated.
35 7 Farewell service; Rick Salzberg bar mitzvah. 12 June 1964; undated.
35 8 B'nai B'rith. undated.
Subseries 3. Microfilms. 1960-1972. [0.5 Hollinger boxes]
Scope and Content Note: Consists of two microfilms. The first is a copy of Stern's book, Americans of Jewish Descent (1960), annotated with revisions and corrections. The second is a genealogy of the families of Julius Oppenheimer and Jeanette Goldsmith of New York, New York, as well as Humphrey Davis and Beulah Woodworth of Hartford, Connecticut.
Box Folder
35 9 Americans of Jewish Descent. 1960.
[with revisions and corrections]
35 10 The Families of Julius Oppenheimer and Jeanette Goldsmith of New York, New York, and Humphrey Davis and Beulah Woodworth of Hartford, Connecticut by Jon Stedman.1972.

Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the AJA Online Catalog.

Persons and Families

Stern, Malcolm Henry -- 1915-1994

Institutions

Central Conference of American Rabbis
Congregation Ohef Sholom (Norfolk, Va.)
Jewish Historical Society of New York
National Association of Retired Reform Rabbis
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Subjects

Jewish families -- Canada
Jewish families -- Çuracao
Jewish families -- Georgia -- Savannah
Jewish families -- Jamaica -- Kingston
Jewish families -- New York (State) -- New York.
Jewish families -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Jewish families -- South Carolina -- Charleston
Jewish families -- Virginia -- Norfolk
Jewish families -- Virginia -- Richmond

Genres and Forms

Genealogies
Jewish sermons, American

Occupations

Rabbis