A Finding Aid to the
Miriam S. Mann Papers
Manuscript Collection No. 627
1941-1993. 3.6 Linear ft.
ACCESS AND PROVENANCE
The Miriam S. Mann Paperes were donated to the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives by Mrs. Blessing S. Sivitz of Cincinnati, Ohio. The papers were received in March, 1998. All literary rights to the Miriam S. Mann Papers are held by the Mann heirs. All literary rights to other materials are held by the individual author or his/her heirs. Questions concerning rights should be addresed to the Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives. The papers are available to researchers in the reading room of the Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH top
Miriam Sivitz Mann was born on October 20, 1910, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from Walnut Hills High School in 1928. She also graduated as a registered nurse from the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing in 1931.
Mann worked as the assistant editor of the Anglo-Jewish Weekly from 1937-1941, and as managing editor from 1956-1960. In 1964 she served as a caseworker for the Hamilton County Welfare Department.
For most of Mann's life she served Jewish volunteer organizations on the national and local level. She was a Board member of the National Body of Pioneer Women, serving as its national Seminar Chairman from 1952-1958. She was a board member of the American Zionist Federation, and was a delegate to the 27th World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem. In 1967 she served as a member of the National Executive Committee of the Labor Zionist Alliance. She was National vice-president of the Labor Zionist Organization of America from 1969-1971. In 1973 she traveled to South Africa and served as a special campaign speaker for the Union of Jewish Women of South Africa.
On the local level Mann helped recreate the Cincinnati Zionist Council and served as its President from 1966-1968. She was President of the Cincinnati Council of Pioneer Women and was active in the Hamilton County Council for Retarded Children. She was also a board member of the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Citizens' Committee on Justice and Corrections.
Mann traveled widely in the United States, Europe and Israel. She was well known in the Cincinnati area as a speaker on current Jewish issues and as a reviewer of books. Miriam Sivitz married Albert Mann on December 10, 1936.
Miriam Sivitz Mann died in 1997.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE top
The Miriam S. Mann Papers describe the life of Miriam S. Mann as an active member of Pioneer Women, the Labor Zionist Alliance, the Union of Jewish Women of South Africa and the Jewish Community Relations Council and other Zionist organizations both nationally and in Cincinnati, Ohio. Materials in the collection include correspondence, research, book reviews and addresses. The collection is divided into four series:
SERIES A. WRITINGS AND ADDRESSES is divided into 2 sub-series. Sub-series 1. Addresses consists of 1 hollinger box (.4 ft.) of speeches pertaining to Jewish issues given by Mann. The folders in this series are arranged chronologically. Most of the folders list the topic and the place where the talk was presented. The materials in sub-series 1 span the years 1965-1982. Sub-series 2. Book Reviews consists of 2 hollinger boxes (.8 ft.) of book reviews presented by Mann at meetings and conventions. She reviewed books by both Jewish and non-Jewish authors. The folders in this series are arranged alphabetically by book title and span the years 1963-1983. Sub-series 3. Research consists of 3 1/2 hollinger boxes (1.4 ft.) of research materials collected by Mann including articles, publications and maps. The most prominent subject matter deals with issues in the Middle East. The folders are arranged alphabetically and the material spans the years 1966-1992.
- Series A: Writings and Addresses
- Series B: Correspondence
- Series C: Personal
- Series D: Photographs.
SERIES B. CORRESPONDENCE AND MISCELLANEOUS consists of 1 1/2 hollinger boxes (.6 ft.) of correspondence, articles, minutes, publications and miscellaneous material. The bulk of the material pertains to Jewish organizations in which Mann was active including: the Jewish Community Relations Council of Cincinnati, the Labor Zionist Alliance, Pioneer Women and the Union of Jewish Women of South Africa. The folders are arranged alphabetically and span the years 1941-1993.
SERIES C. PERSONAL consists of 1/2 hollinger box (.2 ft.) of biographical sketches and articles concerning Miriam and Albert Mann. The folders in this series are arranged alphabetically. The folders span the years 1969-1988
SERIES D. PHOTOGRAPHS consists of 1/2 hollinger box (.2 ft.) of photographs of Miriam and Albert Mann, as well as their family and friends. The span dates are the 1930's -1975.
BOX AND FOLDER LISTING topBox Folder Contents Series A: WritingssSub-series 1. Addresses, 1965-1982 1 1 Schmidt, Esther, 1965 2 "World Jewry Report," Jewish Community Relations Council, July 11, 1968 3 "The Family Israel," Federation of Jewish Women, November 13, 1969 4 Hadaggah, November 13, 1967; and "Educational Day," December 8, 1969 5 "Israel," Pioneer Women, September 8, 1970 6 "Solidarity with World Jewry," Bureau of Jewish Education, January 19, 1970 7 "Israel," Jewish World Council, March 31, 1971 8 Meir, Golda, 1979 9 "Israel Society," Kenwood Baptist Church, March 16, 1981 and "Judaism," Madeira Church of Christ, October 28, 1981 10 "Jerusalem," Walnut Hills Christian Church, May 12, 1981 11 "Lebanon Invasion," Temple Shalom, November 13, 1982 12 Patterson, David- vita, n.d. 13 Azran, Jacques- vita, 1983 Sub-series 2. Book Reviews, 1963-1983 and n.d. 2 1 American Women: The Changing Image. Beverly Cassara, ed., n.d. 2 A Certain People. Charles E. Silberman, n.d. 3 Coming Home. Rahel Ben-Zvi, 1963 4 Every Spy a Prince. Yossee Melman and Dan Raviv, n.d. 5 The First Million Sabras. Margalit Banai and Herbert Russcol, n.d. 6 The Fixer. Maurice Samuel, n.d. 7 The Gates of the Forest. Elie Wiesel, n.d. 8 In the Land of Israel. Amos Oz, 1984 9 The Israelis. Amos Elon, n.d. 10 Little Did I Know. Maurice Samuel, n.d. 11 My Life. Golda Meir, 1978 12 My Michael. Amos Oz, n.d. 13 Other People's Houses. Lore Sega, n.d. 14 Portnoy's Complaint. Philip Roth, 1969 15 Ragtime. E.L. Doctorow, n.d. 3 1 The Rape of Tamar. Dan Jacobson, 1971 2 The Spinoza of Market Street. Isaac Singer, n.d. 3 When Memory Comes. Saul Friedlander, n.d. 4 Chafets, Ze'ev, n.d. 5 Stille, Alexander, n.d. Sub-series 3. Research, 1966-1992 4 1 Anti-semitism, 1972-1982 2 Anti-semitism, 1980-1990 3 Anti-semitism, 1991-1992 4 Ariel, (Quarterly Review of the Arts and Sciences in Israel), 1969 5 Binyan, (Six-Day War), 1967 6 Blacks and Jews, 1984-1985 7 Blacks and Jews, 1990 8 Cincinnati 200 Years, 1988 9 Dual Citizenship, 1970 10 Falasha Jews, 1978-1979 11 Genocide, 1972 12 Holocaust and Nazi Criminals, 1973-1986 13 Israel, 1969-1982 14 Israel, 1971 15 Israel, 1985-1989 16 Israel- Christianity, 1968-1973 17 Israel- Middle East, 1970 18 Israel, 1979-1987 19 Israel, 1986-1989 20 Israel, 1989 21 Israel. N.d. 5 1 Israel- Miscellaneous, 1981-1988 2 Israel- Miscellaneous, 1985-1988 3 Jerusalem, 1971 4 Jerusalem, 1971-1980 5 Jerusalem, 1980-1981 6 Jerusalem- Notes, 1969-1975 7 "The Jews of Silence," Elie Wiesel, 1966 6 1 Lebanon, 1982-1988 2 Lebanon/Jordan, 1982 3 Maps of Middle East, n.d. 4 Map of Middle East, 1947 5 Miscellaneous Articles, 1982-1990 6 Miscellaneous Research, 1966-1981 and n.d. 7 Miscellaneous, 1990-1991 8 Moslem Religious Life in Jerusalem, 1970 9 Oil and the Middle East- Energy Crisis, 1973 10 Politics USA, 1983-1988 11 Refugees, 1969-19867 1 Soviet Jewry and Terrorism, 1973-1990 2 Supreme Court Decision on Citizenship, 1967 3 Timmerman, Jacob [articles], 1981 4 Travel Notes and Notes for Addresses, 1983 and n.d. SERIES B: Correspondence and Miscellaneous, 1941-1993.7 5 American Civil Liberties Union- Klan Watch Program, 1988-1991 6 Cards- Miscellaneous, 1967-1976 7 Hardy, Mary, 1969 8 Israel- letter to editor, "The Tragedy of Israel," 1973 9 Jewish Community Relations Council- Israel Task Force, 1978-1979 10 Jewish Community Relations Council- Urban Affairs Committee, 1975-1986 8 1 Labor Zionist Alliance, June 1974-February, 1982 2 Labor Zionist Alliance. 1982-1986. 3 Labor Zionist Alliance. 1987-1990. 4 Labor Zionist Alliance- Convention, 1988 5 Labor Zionist Alliance- Members, 1990-1991 6 Labor Zionist Alliance, 1992-1993 7 Labor Zionist Alliance Committee, 1992 8 Pioneer Women, 1941-1943 9 Pioneer Women, 1943 10 Pioneer Women, 1947-1949 11 South African Notebook, 1973 12 South Africa- Article for Publication in Jewish Frontier, 1973 13 South Africa- Address, 1973 14 South Africa- Articles, 1973 9 1 South Africa- Women's Communal Fund Campaign, 1973 SERIES C: Biographical, 1969-19889 2 Biographical Sketches and Articles, 1969-1984 3 Biographical Sketches and Articles, 1975-1976 4 Mann, Albert- Articles, Obituary and Eulogy, 1988 5 Travel Book and Planner, n.d. SERIES G: Photographs, 1940's-19759 6 Family and Friends, 1940's -1980's 7 Family, 1940's-1950's 8 Mann, Miriam and Albert, 1930's-1975 9 Passport Photographs. 1954-1986.
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