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Manuscript Collection No. 809
Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Gerson B. Levi was born in Scotland in 1878. He was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving his doctorate there in 1910. Although ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Levi became a proponent of Reform Judaism and was mentored by Emil G. Hirsch. Spending the bulk of his career in Chicago after a short stint in Helena, Arkansas, Levi was active in many Reform organizations and was the editor of the Reform Advocate. He was the author of several books and was involved in Chicago communal affairs.
The collection consists mostly of sermons. There is also a folder of correspondence and a miscellaneous file of writings and clippings.
This collection is arranged in single, chronological, series.
Terms of Access and Use
This collection is 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
Harry Levi, by the act of donating this collection to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by the heirs of Gerson B. Levi. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of some 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.
Pamphlets and sermons of Emil G. Hirsch have been separated from the collection and placed in the Emil G. Hirsch nearprint collection at the American Jewish Archives.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Gerson B. Levi Papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-809. Gerson B. Levi Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Gerson B. Levi Papers were received from Harry Levi, Lincolnshire, Ill., in April, 2010.
Processed by Kevin Proffitt, September, 2011.
This collection was arranged and described according to minimal-processing standards. Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the American Jewish Archives's online catalog.
United States. National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Jewish sermons, American