Manuscript Collection

Jewish American Collection Descriptions


Material about or by Jewish Americans. Personal papers, organizational records, and other materials related to social life and customs, religious practices, family experiences, and other aspects of life in Jewish American communities in Missouri.


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A

Abend, Samuel (1895-1954) Papers, 1954, (K1177)
1 folder
Abend was founder and owner of the Exhibitors Film Delivery Service in Kansas City, MO. Includes photographic of an award sponsored by the Motion Picture Association of Greater Kansas City which details Abend's life story.

Agron, Tonia Morris (1937- ) Papers, 1940s-1954, (K1271)
1 folder
Photographs: Linwood Elementary School class; installation of officers of Norma's House; and Jewish Community Center Girls Varsity Basketball.

Americans for Israel and Torah (AMIT) Collection, 1930-2007, (K0875)
17 folders
AMIT educates and cares for Israel's youth, including the most vulnerable children in Israel. Organizational records for the Kansas City, Missouri Nitzanim chapter of the Mizrachi Women's Organization of America and its evolution into the Americans for Israel and Torah (AMIT) organization. Includes reports, manuals, newspaper clippings, programs, newsletters, booklets and pamphlets, correspondence and speeches, banners, and photographs.

Auerbach Family Papers, ca. 1980s, (K0888)
1 folder
The Auerbach family owned the Bell Street Mama's restaurant at 1726 West 39th St. in Kansas City, MO. Includes a Bell Street Mama's menu.

B

B'nai B'rith Girls Council scrapbooks, 1963-1966, (K1269)
2 volumes
Scrapbooks chronicling the Councils activities.

B'nai B'rith Women St. Joseph, MO Chapter 276 Records , 1964-1965, (K0899)
26 folders
Scrapbook of the activities of the B'nai B'rith Women, Chapter 276, of St. Joseph, MO.

B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO) Scrapbooks, 1937-2000, (K0657)
8 cubic feet
BBYO is an international, pluralistic Jewish youth group for high school-age teenagers. Scrapbooks contain paperwork, photographs, and memorabilia related to meetings, programs, and conferences.

Balot and Agron Family Papers, 1937-1993, (K0889)
1 folder
Reunion booklet, the Agron-Eisberg Chronicle, containing family tree, photographs and family history.

Belove, Leonard (1916-1985) Papers, 1933-1970, (K1048)
1 cubic foot
Scrapbooks, photos, correspondence, memorabilia, and a plaque related to Belove's work with B'nai B'rith, Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA), and the Resident Theater.

Berkley, Eliot S. (1924-2012) Papers, ca.1935-2007, (K0103)
12 cubic feet
Personal papers and family of Eliot Berkley, PhD, who founded the International Relations Council (IRC).

Berkowitz, Marian F. (1928- ) Collection, 1942, (K0802)
1 folder
Berkowitz was a member and active in the Congregation Beth Shalom. Includes a memorial service booklet and a prayer book.

Berkowitz, Walter J. (1892-1966) Papers, 1924-1965, (K0104)
3 cubic feet
Personal papers and materials collection and generated by Berkowitz, a prominent businessman and civil leader in Kansas City.

Berman, Judy Jacks (1954- ) Collection, 1999, (K1021)
1 folder
Beth Shalom Nursery School Cookbook: A collection of recipes by Congregation Beth Shalom (1999).

Berman, Estelle Rose (1928- ) and Fred S. (1923-1982) Papers, ca. 1910-2008, (K0945)
0.5 cubic foot
Papers of Berman family including scrapbooks of Kappa Tau Sorority, family and organizational photographs, diplomas, certificates, clippings, and programs.

Bikson, Betty Lipsitz (1932- ) Papers, 1916-2000, (K0898)
11 folders
Personal papers of Bikson including newspaper clippings, magazines, photographs, certificates, and family history.

Blackman, Sue Moshontz Blackman (1930- ) and David (1926-2009) Collection, 1916-1984, (K1208)
2 cubic feet
The Blackmans were members of the Beth Shalom Synagogue of Kansas City, MO. Includes Wengrover family photographs, prayer books in Hebrew and English, and other items relating to the Synagogue.

Blitt, Rita Copaken (1931- ) Papers, 1908-2003, (K1152)
0.5 cubic foot
Blitt is an internationally renowned artist and sculptor. Includes exhibits brochures, booklets, and portfolios; newspapers and magazines articles; books, CDs, and VHS tapes relating to her life and art.

Blum, Jenifer Smith (1947- ) and Michael A. (1947- ) Collection, 1996, (K1009)
1 folder
Publications, music and program information for the rededication celebration of Congregation Beth Torah and dedication of their first permanent house of worship.

Bograd, Abe (1901-1993) Oral History Collection, 1977, (K0267)
4 folders, 5 ct
Interviews touching on many aspects of Bograd's life, including recollections of his early years in Russia; his family's immigration; his education; the neighborhoods he lived in; his social life, and the political climate of the city under Pendergast; and his employment with the Kansas City Star.

Bordy, Alice Rostov (1927- ) Papers, 1956-2001, (K0869)
2 folders
Bordy was active in Congregation Beth Shalom. Includes Beth Shalom materials and papers of her husband, Marvin Dean Bordy, MD (1937-2003), credentials committee chairman at Menorah Medical Center.

Boy Scout Troop #61 Collection, 1917-2001, (K0809)
1 cubic foot
75th Anniversary commemorative book, scrapbooks, publications, printed materials and photographs concerning the sole surviving Jewish sponsored Boy Scout Troop in Kansas City.

Brand, Hyman (1877-1991) Papers, 1891-1965, (K0480)
3 folders
Digital photographs relating to Brand, co-owner of Brand and Puritz Coat and Suit company, civic and philanthropic leader, and his family.

Brandeis University National Women's Committee, Greater Kansas City Chapter Records, 1972-2007, (K0620)
4 cubic feet
Organizational records of the chapter dedicated to fundraising and support of the Brandeis University libraries. Includes flyers, invites, brochures, newspaper clippings, newsletters, photographs, photo albums, scrapbooks, and directories.

Bratman, Richard Samuel (1933-2010) and Joyce Rosenberg (1939- ) Papers, 1967-1973, (K1146)
1 folder
Beth Israel Abraham Voliner Synagogue clippings on the Bratt family.

Brockman, Richard S. (1932- ) Papers, 1935-1941, (K1147)
1 cubic foot
Includes the Paseo High School yearbooks, The Paseon which belonged to Irvin Weintraub, and University of Missouri yearbooks, Savitar, which belonged to Ellis Brodkey and to Lt. Irvin Weintraub.

Brown, Bernard Harley (1927-2011) Papers, 1978-2003, (K0629)
0.5 cubic foot
Papers of civic leader and former President of Menorah Health Center Foundation. Includes publications, photographs, newspaper clippings and a scrapbook concerning Brown's activities with the Medical Center.

Brown, Esther Swirk (1917-1970) Collection, 1994, (K0971)
1 folder
Brown, a social activist, played significant roles in the desegregation of the South Park elementary school (Merriam, KS) and the Brown v. Board of Education case. Included is a memorandum by her husband Paul Brown summarizing Esther's life and involvement in civil rights activities.

Brown, Jacob (1910-2005) Papers, 1961-2002, (K0998)
2 folders
Brown was a prominent attorney and civil leader in Kansas City Jewish community. Includes material related to the sale of property by Congregation Beth Shalom to Kroh Brothers Development Company & Allen & Company, Inc. Also biographical material on Brown.

Brownstein, Albert (1891-1967) Memoir, 1965, (K0861)
1 folder
Memoir, "A Letter to My Grandchildren," recounting Brownstein's life and family, including a period in Kansas City.

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Cahn and Block Records, 1844-1845, (K0341)
1 folder
An account book for merchants on the Kansas City Levee, and perhaps the first Jewish establishment in the city. Also includes a transcription of the book and a history of the company.

Capito, George G. (1934- ) Papers, 1900s-1960s, (K0979)
7 folders
Photographs, funeral service and obituaries, diplomas, letters of commendation, yearbooks, and newspaper clippings relating to the Capito and Tabolsky families.

Central Agency for Jewish Education (CAJE) Records, 1880-2009, (K0670)
7 cubic feet
Organizational records and other research materials relating to the activities of CAJE and the history of the Jewish Community in Kansas City, particularly in preparation of the book, Mid-America's Promise: A Profile of Kansas City Jewry.

Cohn, Leslie D. (1947- ) Collection, 1985-2005, (K1053)
3 folders
Newspaper clippings, Kansas City Jewish Chronicle commemorative issues, and a Jewish Community Campus program

Cohen, Myrl A. (1916-2005) and Florence W. (1921- ) Papers, ca. 1967-ca. 1977, (K1272)
3 folders
Personal papers include newspaper clippings/articles, programs, publications, and other items relating to Congregation Beth Sholom. Also materials relating to the Shifra Gabra Fund: trust agreement, financial notes, correspondence, and articles

Congregation Beth Israel Abraham and Voliner (B.I.A.V.) Collection, 1969, (K0916)
1 folder
Items relating to the Congregation Beth Israel, Abraham & Voliner Mortgage Burning Dinner.

Congregation Beth Shalom Records, 1917-2002, (K0602)
37 cubic feet
Organizational records including minutes, financial records, correspondence, commemorative booklets, brochures, speeches, photographs, VHS cassettes of rabbinical lectures, religious activities, and various school programs.

Congregation Ohev Shalom Collection, 1977-2007, (K0682)
3 folders
Books commemorating the 100th and 130th anniversaries of Congregation Ohev Shalom, and video recording of program honoring Rabbi Daniel Horowitz.

Coordinating Council of Synagogue and Temple Sisterhoods of Metropolitan Kansas City Collection, 1965-1976, (K0685)
1 volume
The Council fostered inter-institutional outreach and collaboration between Jewish and non-Jewish women's religious organizations. Includes a scrapbook documenting the Council's activities.

Copaken, Albert (1906-1981) Collection, 1917, (K0862)
1 volume
Leather-bound Bible presented to Y.M.H.A. and Y.W.H.A. by the young Women's Hebrew Association in memory of Alfred Benjamin (1859-1923)

Coppaken, Arnold Lester (1924-2006) and Helen Glass (1930- ) Papers, 1943-1975, (K0884)
4 folders
The Coppaken were civic leaders in the Kansas City Jewish Community. Includes graduation programs from the Hebrew school at Congregation Keneseth Israel-Beth Sholom, a membership certificate for The Imperial Council of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, newspaper clippings, and photographs of the Children's Asthma Research Institute and Hospital (CARIH) conventions.

Cumonow, Louis Ardie (1896-1980) Papers, 1961-2005, (K1054)
1 cubic foot
Photographs, clippings, certificates, awards and albums of Cumonow, founder of Gateway Sporting Goods Company.

D

Daniels, Anita R. (1929- ) Papers, 1949, (K0880)
1 folder
Photocopy of group composite photo of the "Rattlers 1949".

Davidow, Ronald M. (1944- ) Collection, 1960s, (K1160)
1 folder
Davidow served as an Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) judge. Includes the wooden gavel he used.

Devinki Family Papers, 1889-1981, (K0931)
0.3 cubic foot
Booklets, court documents, medical files, certificates, postcards, newspapers, a passport, and letters in English, German, Polish, Russian, and German relating to the Devinki family.

E

Edelman, Doris Tager (1925-2009) Papers, 1940s, (K0935)
1 folder
Photograph of a sorority at Central High School, Kansas City, MO.

Eileen Miller Collection, ca. 2000, (K0942)
1 folder
A Village Shalom brochure, printed before Village Shalom opened on June 20, 2000

Eppstein, Elias Mayer (1831-1906) Diaries, 1880-1883, (K1134)
0.25 cubic foot
Photocopies of part of Rabbi Eppstein's diaries dealing with his period in Kansas City, MO.

Epstein, David H. (1932- ) and Judith Spitcaufsky (1946- ) Papers, 1912-1999, (K1018)
4 folders
Family papers including photographs, newspaper clippings, Kansas City Jewish Chronicle issues, and family memorabilia from the on the Spitcaufsky and Epstein families.

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Feingold Family Papers, 1928-1995, (K1268)
1 cubic foot
Family papers and photographs from the families of Bertha and Morris Feingold, Elaine and Harry Feingold, and Philip Feingold. Includes yearbooks, event programs, plaques, video, and photographs.

Feingold, Leo (1915-2010) and Ida Rose Luke (1919-2012) Papers, 1927-1996, (K0638)
10 cubic feet
Photographs, clippings, programs, scrapbooks, and books on childhood education and poetry relating to the lives, careers, and interests of the Feingolds.

Fish, Annette M. Fish (1956- ) and Joel D. (1956- ) Paper, 1949, (K0881)
1 folder
Program from Kansas State Association of B'nai B'rith Lodges Silver Anniversary Convention.

Flam, Bea Firestone (1932-2008) Collection, 1959-2008, (K0662)
19 volumes, 2 folders
Bea Firestone was owner/associate editor of the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle with her then husband, Milton. Includes bound volumes of the Chronicle for the period they owned the paper, and group photographs.

Flam, Paul (1922-2013) and Marion Doris Lichtor (1926-2006) Papers, 1910s-2006, (K1121)
12 cubic feet
Family papers and records relating to a Kansas City based tour service and various community activities of the Flams. Also family papers for the Lichtor family. Includes letters and postcards, journals, certificates, scripts, pilgrimage brochures, Beth Shalom programs/newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and VHS cassettes.

Fremerman, Bernard Jacob (1926- ) Family Papers, 1947-2004, (K0663)
3 folders
Newspaper clippings concerning members of the Fremerman family who were actively involved in business, music, and sports.

Freidberg, Max (1891-1973) Papers, 1911-1973, (K1073)
8 folders
World War I documents, photographs, diary and military tags of Freidberg, a United States Army soldier, born in Russia. Also Naturalization papers of Freidberg's father, Benno Freidberg.

Friedmann, Howard W. (1923-2006) Family Papers, ca. 1930-ca. 2007, (K1263)
4 cubic feet
Friedmann was a Kansas City businessman, and civic leader, and philanthropist, Navy veteran of World War II, and one time president of the Congregation B'nai Jehudah. Includes correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, memorabilia, and other materials from Friedmann and his family.

Fremerman, Marvin J. (1931- ) Collection, 1980s-1990s, (K1069)
1 cubic foot
Fremerman Advertising Agency did work for Kansas City area political campaigns and business. Includes video and audiotapes for political and other advertisements.

G

Garry, Eileen (1925- ) Papers, 1930s-1998, (K0700)
3 folders
The Garry family was involved in the garment manufacturing industry in Kansas City, MO. includes book on Congregation Beth Torah book Garry co-wrote and a photograph of garment industry manufacturers featuring members of the Garry and Pachter families.

Gershon, Robert Mitchell (1926- ) Papers, 1945, (K0900)
1 folder
Photograph of the Jewish Community Center varsity basketball team..

Gibian, Evelyn Levin (1929- ) and Marvin Paul (1927- ) Collection, 1987-2004, (K0706)
6 folders
Materials concerning the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City and Congregation Beth Shalom and its members. Includes newspaper clipping and booklets, and memorabilia for various events.

Gilgus, Molly Levey (1917-2002) Papers, 1916-1960s, (K0808)
10 folders
Personal papers including correspondence, speeches, certificates and awards, newspaper clippings, and photographs of Gilgus, an active member of B'nai B'rith Women (Jewish Women International).

Gilgus, Molly Levey (1917-2002) Papers, 1949-2012, (K1090)
0.5 cubic foot
Papers of Gilgus, active member of the Jewish community in Greater Kansas City area. Includes membership lists, brochures, scripts, sheet music, newsletters and publications relating to organizations and events in the community.

Gillis, William (ca. 1797-1869) and Troost, Mary Ann Gillis (1812-1872) Estate Records, ca. 1869-1907, (K1238)
0.25 cubic foot
Gillis, an Indian trader, was one of fourteen investors who platted the original Town of Kansas. Mary, his niece married to Dr. Benoist Troost, had an estate used to support the Gillis Home for Orphans. Includes tax bills, receipts, and legal documents used in the settlement of the estates.

Ginsburg, Rosalind Goldfinger (1924-2009) Papers, 1951- ca. 1960s, (K1164)
3 folders
Ginsburg was involved with numerous volunteer activities, especially the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), the Congregation Beth Shalom, and its Sisterhood. Includes newspapers clippings and other material about the Jewish Community Center Golden Age Club and Beth Shalom. Also papers relating to her mother-in-law, Henriette Ginsberg.

Glass, Dorothy Joffe (1904-2006) and Herman L. (1901-1976) Papers, 1916-2000s, (K0936)
6 folders
B'nai B'rith and Hadassah programs, a yearbook, a commencement program, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Goldansky, Barbara S. (1932- ) Papers, 1964-1989, (K0890)
4 folder, 1 volume
Goldansky served as president of B'nai B'rith Women Beth Horon Chapter No. 42. Includes B'nai B'rith Women scrapbooks and programs.

Goldman, Rene Rozenbilt (1947- ) and Thomas Stanford (1945-2008) Papers, 1900s-2010, (K1143)
6 folders
Personal and family papers including certificates, letters, telegrams, and photographs for the Davis (Davidovich), Gitterman, Karash, Kopitnik, Levy, Rozenblit, and Spindler families.

Goldstein, Margaret (1934- ) Papers, 1951, (K1041)
1 folder
Beth Shalom confirmation class program of which Goldstein a member.

Goldstein, Rhetta Turkin (1920-2013) Papers, 1940-1998, (K1145)
4 folders
Goldstein was active in B'nai B'rith and the Jewish War Veterans, Missouri-Kansas, No. 605 Post and Auxiliary, among other Jewish organizations. Includes photographs, programs, clippings, correspondence, and publications.

Goller, Albert Irving (1927-2008) Papers, 1941-1998, (K0863)
4 cubic feet
Goller was a principle with the Vile-Goller Fine Arts Printing & Lithographing Company and a civic leader in the Kansas City Jewish Community. Photographs, newspapers, films, VHS video tapes, newspaper clippings, letters, cards, invites, certificates, high school and college yearbooks, commemorative booklets.

Goller, Howard S. (1954- ) Papers, 1977-1978, (K0968)
1 folder
Articles written by Goller concerning the history of Jews in Kansas City.

Goller, Samuel David Goller (1902-1959) and Edith Silberman (1907-1975) Papers, 1924-1992, (K1175)
0.25 cubic foot
Samuel Goller was partner in the Vile-Goller Printing Company and a prominent member of the Jewish Community in Kansas City, MO. Includes business ephemera and photographs, and a photo album of the family.

Goller, Shirley Stolowy (1931-1999) Papers, 1924-1992, (K1189)
2 cubic feet
Goller was an prominent Jewish civic leader in Kansas City, MO photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, and other documents related to Goller's life and many community activities.

Gondos, Bela (1903-2003) Papers, 1990, (K0807)
1 folder
"A Hungarian Shtetl. The Story and Its Lessons," writing by Dr. Gondos concerning his pre-Holocaust experiences.

Gould, Sam (1917- ) Collection, 1936-1995, (K1176)
2 folders
Research material relating to Congregation Tifereth Sforad and its successor, Kehilath Israel synagogue and publications on the history of the KI synagogue.

Greater Kansas City Chapter of Hadassah Records, 1916-2010, (K0593)
20 cubic feet
Organizational records of a Jewish women's organization dedicated to strengthening the relationship between the United States and Israel.

Greater Kansas City Section, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Records, 1893-2004, (K0145)
30 cubic feet
Organizational records of the Greater Kansas City Section, including administrative, financial, membership, committee, publications, and public relations files.

H

H. Levi and Company Records, 1909-1921, (K0950)
37 cubic feet
The company was a gentlemen's furnishings company in Kansas City, MO. The business records includes correspondence files, customer and manufacturers' orders, credit reports, customer files, some salesmen's files, and several personal files of the company's partners, Hyman Levi, Jacob Friedman and Joseph Minda. Also included are materials concerning the Stum, Roberts, Smith and the Ruby Fern Mining Companies.

Haith, Rickie Schere (1938- ) Papers, 1940s-2008, (K1151)
1 cubic foot
Haith has been a member and officer of a number of Jewish women's organizations in Kansas City including Midwest Branch of Women's league for Conservation, Beth Shalom Sisterhood, and Hadassah. Personal papers contain DVDs, photographs, booklets, and scrapbooks for these activities.

Hammer, Natalie K. (1946- ) and Hanan J. (1946- ) Papers, 1950s-2004, (K1100)
4 folders
Includes Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) materials and a Boy Scout photographs and other local programs.

Heart of America Jewish Historical Society Records, 1990-1991, (K0958)
0.3 cubic foot
Includes audio recording of programs at the society's meetings and oral interviews.

Hipsh, Charles (1909-1981) Family Papers, 1925-1963, (K0965)
0.5 cubic foot
Yearbooks, photographs, pamphlets and booklet concerning Hipsh, Jewish community leader, businessman and banker. Also video of Hipsh family.

Hollub, Joann Simon (1931-2007) Papers, 1972-1973, (K1012)
2 folders
Court papers relating to the case, Heirs and Next of Kin of the Estate of Selma Rosenbloom and family trees in part used to determine heirs.

Holt, Theresa M. (1969- ) Collection, 1858-2011, (K1218)
1 folder
Holt is a resident of Leavenworth, KS, and the caretaker of Mount Zion Cemetery. Includes research notes concerning the history of the Jewish Community in Leavenworth, particularly Mount Zion Cemetery, the Society of the Sons of Truth, First Jewish settlers in Leavenworth, and Orthodox Temple history.

Hurwich, Leah Marlene Rose (1938- ) Scrapbook, 1948-1959, (K1044)
1 cubic foot
Scrapbook created by Rose as a young girl recording her social activities, including events, theatre, and travel programs, public school diplomas, Beth Shalom Synagogue and Jewish youth groups' diplomas and certificates, photographs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia.

Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy Auxiliary Scrapbooks, 1983-1999, (K0984)
2 volumes
The Auxiliary's purpose is to assist the school's growing financial needs and provide scholarship money to help students meet tuition costs. Included are scrapbooks chronicling the Auxiliary's activities.

Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy Records, 1966-2013, (K1260)
2 cubic feet
Includes minutes, correspondence, publications, photographs, and awards Academy.

Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy Scrapbooks, 1952-1980, (K0985)
1 cubic foot
Scrapbooks containing correspondence, programs, newsletters, donor letters, newspaper clippings, student rosters, ephemera, and photographs of classes and events of the Academy. Also loose photographs, both formal and informal, of students and classes, Hyman and Clara Brand, Joan and Walter March, and of the Academy's staff, teachers, and board members.

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Irari Club Foundation Records, 1931-ca.1990s, (K0727)
1 cubic feet
Organizational records of a small, exclusive social organization in the Kansas City Jewish community. Includes minutes, correspondence, publications, financial records, photographs, news articles, and artifacts,

Isaacs Clothing Company Records, 1900-1908, (K0992)
5 cubic feet
Business records of a Kansas City Garment factory, wholesale clothing distributer including correspondence, paid bills and receipts, sales orders, and shipping information, and oversize business ledgers.

J

Jacobs, David S. (1931- ) Collection, 1980-2001, (K0923)
2 volumes
Two medical volumes edited by Dr. Jacobs.

Jacobson, Davida L. Jacobson (1944- ) and Harvey A. (1943- ) Papers, 2004, (K0928)
1 folder
A genealogical family chart of the ancestors, and descendants of Harvey Jacobson. Also photographs relatives of Davida Jacobson.

Jacobson, Jason D. Jacobson (1971- ) and Amy H. (1972- ) Papers, 1945-1949, (K1006)
2 folders
Issues (some incomplete) of the Zionist newspaper The New Palestine.

Jewish Community Archives of Greater Kansas City Records, 2004-2006, (K1275)
0.3 cubic foot
Organizational records for the Jewish historical society. Includes meeting minutes, correspondence, promotional materials, and materials relating to exhibits.

Jewish Community Archives Oral History Project, (K0440)
Video and audio oral history interviews with member of the Jewish community in the Kansas City area.

Jewish Community Archives (JCA) Photograph Collection, (K0447)
An artificial collection of photographs pictures from various sources relating to the Jewish community in Greater Kansas City.

Jewish Community Campus Oral History Collection, 1998-1999, (K0433)
1 cubic foot
Video and audio interviews with individuals in the Jewish community prominent in the development of the Campus.

Jewish Community Center Centennial Oral History Project, 2013, (K1286)
0.3 cubic foot
Oral histories of long standing members of the Jewish Community in Greater Kansas City, particularly relating to the Community Center.

Jewish Community Center Collection, 1945-1975, (K0743)
2 folders
Program brochures and photographs relating to the Jewish Community Center.

Jewish Community Center, Department of Cultural Arts Records, 1994-2007, (K0744)
9 cubic feet
Correspondence, committee minutes, artist portfolios, performers' information sheets, newspaper clippings, financial statements, event programs/flyers, and film press reviews relating to the activities of the Cultural Arts Department.

Jewish Veterans Museum Association Records, 1944-2007, (K1010)
5 cubic feet
Organizational records of the Association including business and financial records, books, veterans' questionnaires, exhibit photographs, artifacts, and plaques.

Jewish War Veterans Mo-Kan #605 Post and Auxiliary Records, 1949-1998, (K1089)
1 cubic foot
Records of a local veterans group, and a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of veterans in the Greater Kansas City area. Includes charter, correspondence, programs, clippings, lists of Jewish veterans buried in Greater Kansas City cemeteries, photograph albums, burial flag, commander's hat, pin, and seal.

Jewish Women International "Dolls for Democracy" Collection, 1951-1995, (K0745)
6 cubic feet
Handmade dolls and organizational files for the Heart of America Chapter 527 of B'Nai B'rith Women's "Dolls for Democracy" program.

Joseph, Harris S. (1918-2005) Papers, 1924-2000, (K0954)
1 cubic foot
Joseph was active with the Boy Scouts of America for over thirty years, serving as a scoutmaster for Troops 61 and 2. Includes photographs, anniversary booklets, programs, flyers, pins, and clothing related to Boy Scout troop 61.

Journeymen Tailors' Union of America Local No. 64, Kansas City Records, 1892-1914, (K1276)
3 folders
Meeting minutes, issues of "The Tailor," the official journal of the union, a bill of prices, and an advertisement for the Custom Tailors Union Label.

Judd, Eleanor Parelman (1928- ) Papers, 1928-1990s, (K0943)
7 folders
Judd attended Beth Shalom elementary school. She was honored by the Denver Allied Jewish Community Council for her work with the Kansas City Federation. Includes diplomas, awards, and family photographs.

K

Kahn, Norman Benjamin (1918-2011) Papers, 1939-2011, (K1270)
3 cubic feet
Kahn was a businessman, entrepreneur, community leader, supporter of the arts, and contributor to Jewish and community causes. Includes correspondence, reports and other materials relating to the Kansas City Philharmonic and Kansas City Symphony and other organization in which he was involved.

Kalikow, Albert (1918-2004) and Betty Pucker (1927- ) Papers, 1961-2001, (K0858)
4 folders
Cookbooks, stationery, business cards, labels, a sign, a bag, an apron, and photocopies of a menu and magazine clippings for the Betty Kalikow Catering Company.

Kamen, Elinor Fox (1911-2006) Papers, 1940-1943, (K0944)
15 folders
Radio scripts and other documents relating to Kamen's career in radio broadcasting, and the work of a female broadcaster in Kansas City during the 1930s and 1940s.

Kansas City B'nai B'rith Girls Council (BBG) Records, 1963-1964, (K1027)
1 volumes
The sorority component of B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO), BBG helped Jewish teenage girls build leadership potential, self-improvement, and develop Jewish identity. Includes a scrapbook "record of memories".

Kansas City Italian Community Genealogical Collection, 1960-2000, (K1032)
2 cubic feet
Information gathered about the Italian-American community in Kansas City, MO consisting of newspaper and magazine clippings (weddings, marriage licenses, crime reports, and obituaries), photographs of cemetery headstones, copies of Kansas City police and FBI crime investigation reports and records, and copy of a short story, "The Bandits of Orgosolo," by Norman Lewis.

Kansas City Jewish Chronicle Records, 1920-2006, (K0529)
40 cubic feet
Notes, photographs, negatives, and publications of a regional Jewish newspaper.

Kansas City Jewish Museum, 1994-2006, (K0766)
2 cubic feet
Organizational records including board minutes, administrative files, correspondence, financial records, newsletters, newspaper clippings, publicity, exhibit flyers, brochures, magazines, calendars, audiotape, visitors registers, and an posters.

Kantor, Marjorie R. (1921-1994) Collection, ca. 1881-1988, (K1062)
0.5 cubic foot
Genealogical research and records gathered by Kantor, former Genealogy Chairman of the Heart of America Jewish Historical Society. Includes correspondence, original documents, genealogical data, and some photographs pertaining to the Gross, Rosenblum, White, Glatt, and Goodson families. also constitution, preamble, photographs and membership card of Julius Peltzman for the Irari Club.

Kaplan, Sybil R. (1938- ) Papers, 1932-2004, (K1212)
3 cubic feet
Kaplan was an active member of Beth Shalom, book editor and book reviewer. Includes book reviews written by Kaplan of books published on topics related the Jewish faith and lifestyle; research on anti-Semitism in Kansas City; Jewish cookbooks, Jewish songbook, and other books on Jewish life and history; video tapes; audio records; and correspondence. Also sermons written by Rabbi William Silverman of Temple B'nai Jehudah.

Kehilath Israel Synagogue Collection, 1940-2010, (K0776)
9 folder
Memorabilia pertaining to the Synagogue including music, plays, programs for children, commemorative books, posters, and newspaper clippings.

Kansas City United Synagogue Youth (KCUSY) Scrapbooks, 1963-1991, (K1034)
6 cubic feet
The youth movement of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ). The scrapbooks document the organization with paperwork, photographs, and memorabilia related to meetings, programs, and conferences.

Kepes, John J. (1928-2010) Papers, ca. 2010, (K0938)
1 folder
CD- power point biography of Dr. Kepes, noted specialist in neuropathology at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Kivett and Myers Architectural Records, 1945-1984, (K0289)
10 cubic feet
Records and drawings by the premier Kansas City architectural firm of Kivett and Myers. Newspaper clippings, printed materials and photographs generated for promotional and informational purposes. Also clippings, articles, and personal correspondence about Kivett, his wife Margaret, and their activities in Kansas City's professional, civic, and Jewish communities.

Klausner, Carla Levine (1936- ) Papers, 1974-1979, (K0667)
1 folder
Newspaper clippings and pamphlets concerning activities and accomplishments of Dr. Klausner, professor of History at University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Klopper, Gerald I (1937- ) and Susan J (1938- ) Papers, 1978-1979, (K1273)
1 folder
Personal papers including Congregation Shir Chadash membership directory and newsletter, Kerim Israel school photograph, and news clippings.

Koch, Joyce I. Koch (1941- ) and Harold B. (1936- ) Papers, 1972-2004, (K0757)
5 folders; 2 volumes
Scrapbooks for the years Koch was president of Heart of America B'nai B'rith Women (now Jewish Women International), songbooks, miscellaneous papers and photographs of Penn Valley Community College Social Sciences Department, Harold Koch Ph.D., chair.

Koenigsberg, Sol (1924- ) Papers, 1933-2011, (K1197)
0.3 cubic foot
Koenigsberg was Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City. Includes photographs and article about his experience in World War II; booklet on the Jewish Federation and Council and the General Campaign Chair and Women's Division Campaign; and research and drafts for his autobiography.

Kohn & Company Records, ca. 1908, (K0778)
6 cubic feet
Records of a garment wholesale company in Kansas City, MO. Includes, financial records, invoices, and orders.

Kort, Joan Louis (1943- ) Papers, 1958-1998, (K1280)
1 cubic foot
Kort was International President of B'nai B'rith Women (Jewish Women International). Includes speeches, correspondence, news articles, publications, and photographs.

Kraft, Jacob P. (1929-2004) Family Papers, 1950-2010, (K1040)
3 folders
Family papers of former Film Projection/Engineer for KCTV. Includes family history and genealogy of the Kravchenko/Kraft family, Jewish publications, cook book, and Yarmulkes.

Krakauer, Kenneth (1918-2001) Papers, ca. 1890s-2000, (K0777)
9 cubic feet
Research and writing relating to the history of golf in Kansas City by civic leader Krakauer, the author of the book, "When Golf Came to Kansas City."

Krakow, Marlene D (1939- ) Papers, 1978, (K1278)
1 folder
Opening speech for Synagogue Shir Chadash given by Krakow.

Kranitz, Lilian (1923-2007) Papers, 1923-1983, (K0238)
1 cubic foot
Taped interviews and written transcripts of 13 Holocaust survivors from Lodz, Poland. Also includes notes, reports, and articles on historical background and policies towards Eastern European Jews.

Krantz, Harry (1919-2000) and Miriam Levitt (1923- ) Papers, 1949-1970, (K0955)
1 folder
Krantz was elected to the Prairie Village, KS, city council. Includes newspaper clippings, Prairie Village Democratic Club campaign sheet, and a Talman Grill menu.

Krasne, Bernard (Bud) Louis (1920-2010) Family Papers, 1964-2009, (K0896)
0.5 cubic foot
Correspondence, genealogical research, newspaper clippings, business cards, digital materials, and photographs pertaining to Bud and Millie Krasne and their daughter Barbara.

L

Lawrence, Sidney (1907-1976) Papers, 1965-1972, (K1191)
0.5 cubic foot
Lawrence was long-time executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Bureau, in Kansas City. Includes letters sent to Lawrence on the occasion of his retirement. Also newspaper clippings, personal correspondence, photographs, awards and citations, and plaques.

Leibson, Eugene E. (1929- ) and Shirley Dunn (1931- 2011) Papers, 1930s-2006, (K0972)
9 folders
Photographs of extended family including Dunn, Gordon, Goldstein, and Jacobson families. Also clippings and Dunn family reunion information

Lerner, Janet Deborah Katz (1937- ) Papers, 1989-1994, (K1004)
1 volumes
Lerner was a teacher and coordinated a celebration of Martin Luther King's birthday called Project HEART. Includes a scrapbook documenting the Project

Lerner, Paul L. (1955- ) Papers, 1958-2001, (K1122)
0.3 cubic foot
Personal papers of Lerner, member of Congregation Beth Shalom, and volunteer chairman or coordinator for several major community events. Includes invitations, programs, correspondence, clippings, and photographs of events held at Beth Shalom, and family members of Lerner.

Lerner, Rosalyn Shankman (1921- ) Collection, ca. 1929-1979, (K1165)
3 folders
Lerner was active in the Meadowbrook Country Club. Includes photographs of the Lerner family's participation in the Club, Temple B'nai Jehudah, and Congregation Beth Shalom.

Lerner, Sandra Davis Lerner (1939- ) and Kenneth D. (1933- ) Papers, 1949-2000, (K1178)
11 folders
The Lerners were active in Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) and B'nai B'rith youth organizations, and with the Beth Shalom Synagogue in Kansas City, MO. Includes photographs, programs, video, and artifacts.

Lesky, Betty Pfeffer Lesky (1925- ) and J. Louis (1922- ) Papers, 1954-1999, (K0664)
5 folders
The Lesky's were active members of Kansas City's Jewish Community. Includes programs for the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award commemorative luncheons and the Purim Balls sponsored by Kehilath Israel Synagogue of which the Lesky's were planners..

Lesky, Leo (1920-2006) and Helen Edelbaum (1924-2011) Papers, 1960s-2007, (K0959)
3 folders
Includes a sales book from Lesky's dry-cleaning business, and DVDs of color movies of the Lesky family and friends.

Levin, Emelie (1901-1995) Papers, ca. 1929-1994, (K0363)
7 folders
Programs, greeting cards, ephemera, clippings, and photographs of Levin, Executive Director of the Jewish Family and Children Services in Kansas City, MO.

Levin, Marian Sunie Sherman (1931- ) Papers, 1940-1010, (K1211)
4 folders
Books written by Levin, educator, lecturer, and founder of the Midwest Reading and Dyslexia Clinic. Also a Congregation Keneseth Israel Beth Sholom, Synagogue Schools yearbook.

Levine, Rose Shapiro (1911-2004) Papers, 1920s-2000, (K1167)
1.5 cubic feet
Levine was a choral director at Beth Shalom Synagogue. Includes Musical programs of Levine, her son-in-law, Tiberius Klausner, news-clippings, photographs, and memorabilia.

Levitan, Norman Hadley (1969- ) Papers, 1970-2008, (K1108)
0.5 cubic foot
Personal papers of Levitan including photographs, a scrapbook, school records, and publications, particularly relating to his amateur theater work as a youth.

Levitan, Sharon Bitner (1943- ) and Howard Steven (1943- ) Papers, 1929-2008, (K0803)
2 cubic feet
Personal and family papers of teacher, small business owner, and leader of local Jewish women's organizations, Sharon Bitner Levitan. Also includes materials concerning Esther Gottlieb Bitner's career as a professional dancer and scrapbooks and items from Howard Levitan.

Lewinsohn, Thomas F. (1931- ) Papers, 2000s, (K1221)
1 folder
Lewinsohn was Personnel Director for Kansas City, MO and Prairie Village, KS. Includes his autobiography manuscript.

Liebstadter, Jasper B. (1905-1986) Family Papers, ca. 1890-ca. 1960, (K0755)
4 cubic feet
Personal papers of Liebstadter, a realtor and property manager in Kansas City, his father Bernard Liebstadter (1839-1911), head of a prominent milliner business, and his mother, Mary Edna (Mollie) Loffland Liebstadter (1866-1960) who was a genealogist. Includes correspondence, scrapbooks, genealogies, family memorabilia, and real estate business files.

Lighton, Alfred Hart (1917-1999) Collection, 1924-1992, (K0867)
5 cubic feet
Business and financial records of Woolford Farm and Stables, owned by Herbert M. Woolf; financial records of Woolford Realty Company; and materials concerning Woolf Brothers and members of the Woolf and Lighton families.

Lighton, Linda Elise (1948- ) Papers (K1052), ca. 2000, (K1052)
2 folders
Lighton is a Kansas City sculptor, educator and arts activist. Includes biographical information and publications and brochures of her art work. Also photocopies of articles concerning relatives: Martin Lehman, founder of the Orpheum theatre in Kansas City, MO; and Albert Schoenberg, owner of Schoenberg Realty and Investment Company in Kansas City.

Lipoff, Carl Lipoff (1909-1994)and Adele Goodman (1910-1994) Family Papers, 1991, (K0904)
1 volume
History on the Lipoff family dictated by Carl and Adele Lipoff, active members of the Jewish Community in Kansas City, MO..

Lipsey, Adolph (1897-1984) Papers, ca. 1962, (K0481)
1 reel
Motion picture film of the groundbreaking for the synagogue for Congregation Beth Shalom at 95th Street and Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO.

Loeb, Anita Boresow (1929- ) Jewish Cemetery Project, 1866-1999, (K0430)
MICROFILM
14 microfilm rolls
Microfilm of note cards prepared by Loeb recording vital data, and when available obituaries for persons buried in Jewish cemeteries in Greater Kansas City. Much of the data, but not all, appears in Mrs. Loeb's book, Gone But Not Forgotten: a History of the Burials in the Jewish Cemeteries of Kansas City, Missouri.

Loeb, Anita Boresow (1929- ) Papers, 1921-2005, (K0659)
1 volume
An autobiographical family history entitled My Wonderful Life written by Loeb, community historian and active member of Kansas City's Jewish Community. Also a panoramic photograph of the Southwestern Keren Hayesod Zionist Conference, 1921.

Lorsch, Serina Levin (1906-1997) Papers, 1963-1991, (K0094)
4 cubic feet
Personal and family papers as well as materials related to various organizations of which Mrs. Lorsch was a part, including the Temple B'nai Jehudah Sisterhood, the Kansas City Chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women, her work to secure ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in Missouri.

Louis, Stanley Phillip (1925-2005) Collection, 1915-1970, (K1203)
1 folder, 3 volumes
Hebrew Bibles, prayer book, and a season program for the Jewish Community Center's Resident Theatre.

Luke Sisters Collection, 1934-2003, (K0783)
2 folders
The sisters, Ida Rose and Zelda, were a singing and dancing team, specializing in tap and acrobatics during the Depression. Copies of photographs, advertisements, contracts, and clippings of many of their engagements. Also included is a listing of Zelda's dancing and singing engagements.

Lyon, Beth Ripley Lyon (1900-1998) and Leslie Michael (1899-1965) Papers, 1890s-1998, (K0811)
0.3 cubic foot
Papers and photographs of the Lyon/Barnett and extended families. Includes correspondence, diaries, genealogy notes, legal documents, and photographs.

M

Mag, Arthur (1896-1981) Papers, 1921-1981, (K0092)
8 cubic feet
Personal and civic papers of a prominent attorney and civic leader in Kansas City

Magazine, Sidney (1906-2001) Papers, 1920-1990s, (K1192)
3 folders
Magazine owned Magazine, Lerner and Minda CPA and a civic leader in the Jewish Community in Kansas City, MO. Includes family photographs depicting life events and his Westport High School report cards.

Mallin Family Papers, 1916-2009, (K1055)
0.25 cubic foot
Includes articles, photographs, newspaper clippings, interviews on DVDs, and correspondence relating to the family, with particular emphasis on Mel Mallen's business in loft conversion in Kansas City, MO.

March, Joan S. (1932- ) and Walter I. (1918- ) Papers, 1976-2011, (K0746)
0.3 cubic foot
Papers of active members of the Jewish Community in Greater Kansas City. Includes posters and photographs relating to events, particularly the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy of which Joan March was a founder.

Margolies, Morris B. (1921-2012) Papers, 1915-2012, (K0582)
11 cubic feet
Personal and professional papers including correspondence, letters, and cards to Margolies, Rabbi at Congregation Beth Shalom, and his wife Ruth, who was active in Hadassah, the Beth Shalom Sisterhood, and the Women's League for Conservative Judaism. Also lectures (VHS) Rabbi Margolies gave at Beth Shalom during and after his tenure as Rabbi.

Margolin, Sol E. (1915-1996) Papers, 1959-1980, (K1196)
0.3 cubic foot
Margolin was executive director of the Jewish Community Center and civic leader in the community. Includes photographs, programs, newspaper articles, original art, and memorabilia relating to the Jewish Community Center of Kansas City.

Marks, Evelyn Belle (1915-2010) Biography, 1999-2010, (K0504)
1 folder
A memorial family history book honoring Miss Marks.

Max, Bernice M. (1912-2008) Papers, 1920-2002, (K0897)
1 volume, 2 folders
Photographs of Max and her family.

Meltzer, Philip J. (1959- ) Papers, 1992, (K1127)
1 folder
A history of the Galler family compiled by Meltzer.

Menorah Legacy Foundation Collection, 1990-2000, (K1075)
4 folders
Includes newspaper clippings, reports, correspondence, and a Menorah Medical Center history book.

Menorah Medical Center Records, 1919-2004, (K1077)
43 cubic feet
Records relating to the Menorah Medical Center Auxiliary, to land transactions of the Medical Center, and to the history and public relation of Menorah Hospital, established by the Jewish community in in 1930.

Metzl, Jamie Frederic (1968- ) Collection, 2004, (K1002)
1 folder
An attorney and active in Missouri Democratic politics, Metzl ran for for the Democratic nomination for Missouri's Fifth Congressional District for the U.S. House of Representatives. Includes flyers and a banner from Metzl's congressional campaign.

Meyers, Jack F. (1916-1988) Family Collection, 1948-1960s, (K1163)
3 folders
Meyers owned the Midtown Snack Shop (specializing in creamy malts and sandwiches) and Arctic Ice Cream in Kansas City, MO. Includes photographs of Meyers' stores and the Meyers family. Also photographs of the Alex Stolov family.

Minkin Real Estate Company Records, 1976-2006, (K0624)
101 cubic feet
Administrative records of a long standing real estate company in Kansas City area. Includes transaction files; surveys; floor plans; sketches; aerial photographs; correspondence; marketing materials, primarily printed advertising brochures of various properties offered by the Company; and real estate listings of various brokers.

Minkin, Gerre Lipoff (1938- ) Papers, 2003-2009, (K1274)
0.3 cubic foot
Personal papers of Minkin concerned with the Beth Shalom Sisterhood and the Synagogue Board. Includes correspondence, event files, brochures, and photographs.

Mokofsky, Moey (1908-1978) Papers, ca. 1930s-1958, (K1088)
1 folder
Photographs of members of the Irari Club and the Ohava Torah Anshy Polin Congregation in which Mokofsky was active.

Montague, Samuel A. (1912- ) Papers, ca. 1930-ca. 2000, (K0441)
25 cubic feet
Research, correspondence, meeting minutes, notes and other materials relating to the variety of public relations and fund raising campaigns as well as other organizations with which Montague was associated in Kansas City, MO. Also a complete set of KC Downtown magazine of which Montague was the publisher,

Morantz, David (1893-1959) Papers, ca. 1909-1952, (K0627)
8 cubic feet
Papers of Kansas City area businessman who compiled stories from the Talmud which were syndicated in newspapers as "Talmudic Tales". Also includes his business and religious organizational activities as well as research files and writings on the Talmud, Jewish history and law, dietary laws, and anti-Semitism.

Morantz, Shirley Rae Tranin (1923- ) and Stanley Aaron (1919-2010) Papers, 1922-2010, (K0648)
4 cubic feet
Personal papers of Shirley Morantz, Administrative Secretary for the National Office of the Panel of American Women, and Stanley Morantz, board member of numerous religious and civic groups. Also programs, clippings, military papers, speeches and writings by and organizational publications and awards received Stanley Morantz.

Morgenstern, Leone Levinson (1917-1997) Memoir, 1989, (K1049)
1 volumes
"I Remember" details the life of Morgenstern and her work in radio, television and the theater, and as a writer.

N

Newton, Freda Bortnick (1911-2005) Papers, 1911-2008, (K0805)
2 folders
Personal papers of Newton, including immigration records, vital records and, discharge papers for husband William Jack Newton, both members of Congregation Beth Shalom.

Novak, Norma Levin (1926-2012) Collection, 1974-1991, (K1107)
1 folder
Photocopy of research notes and typed drafts of the history of Jews in Leavenworth, KS prepared by Novak, Eve Sickel Goldstein and Kathy Goldman Held Green.

Novorr, Shirley Ginsberg (1929- ) and Eugene Leslie (1924-2011) Papers, 1976-2002, (K1185)
2 folders
Gene Novorr participated in the Michaels Golf Invitationals. Includes photographs of the tournament.

O

Oakwood Country Club Records, 1893-1993, (K0397)
MICROFILM
2 cubic feet; 8 microfilm rolls
Begun as the Progressive Club, Oakwood was the primary county club for the Jewish community of Kansas City. Organizational records including minutes from Annual and Board of Directors meetings, financial reports, by-laws, constitutions, and amendments, architectural drawings, correspondence, and photographs.

Oshiver, Joseph J. (1922- ) Papers, 1927-2005, (K0596)
33 cubic feet
Architectural drawings and other records for Kansas City architect Oshiver, as well as research and other materials relating to Sacred Structures, the Jewish Community in the Kansas City area, and other personal and professional activities.

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Pachter, Regina Entin (1915- ) Papers, 1946-2006, (K1142)
3 cubic feet
Pachter was owner with her husband, Meyer Pachter of the Pachter Garment Company. she was also a talent pianist who performed widely. Includes correspondence, clippings, photographs, programs, scripts, and sheet music pertaining to Pachter's involvement in various Kansas City Jewish organizations.

Parelman, Aaron Robert (1931-2009) and Sandra Katz (1935- ) Papers, ca. 1930s, (K0854)
1 folder
Photograph of interior of Katz Hat Works, 9th and McGee, Kansas city, MO, with Ben Katz, co-owner.

Parelman, Judith Katz (1943- ) Papers, 1920-1990s, (K0759)
1 cubic foot
Parelman was an educator, youth director, and administrator. Includes event programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, and resumes often pertaining to Congregation Beth Shalom.

Peltzman, Raymond (1914-2007) Collection, 1914-2007, (K1140)
6 cubic feet
Personal, academic, and professional records of Raymond Peltzman and his wife, Anna Lottie Berkson, and genealogical information about their extended families. Also family photographs and genealogical information about the Alport, Berkson, Dworsky, and Peltzman families.

Peltzman, Sarah Viner (1889-1985) Papers, 1912-1925, (K1179)
3 folders
Peltzman was active in various Jewish charity organizations and served as president of the Hebrew Ladies Relief Association. Includes minutes of the Hebrew Ladies Relief Association and the Federation of Orthodox Jewish Charities of Greater Kansas City.

Pener, Shirley Fishman (1929- ) Papers, 1939-1948, (K1188)
3 folders
Photographs of Pener's Men's Wear, Boy Scouts of America, Troop #53, the Talmudic Academy of Greater Kansas City, B'nai B'rith Youth, and the Ciechanowcer Aid Society.

Pittell, Harold (1919-2009) and Miriam Kupper (1922- ) Papers, 1900-1986, (K0951)
1 folder
The family papers include photographs, programs, marriage announcement and ketuba (marriage contract).

Price, Janet Gale Planzer (1933- ) Papers, 1980s-2002, (K0806)
4 folders
Articles and reports by Price an editorial writer for the Jewish magazine "Moment" and Michael Gale, and materials concerning the Jewish genetic disorder, Mucolipidosis Type IV

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Rabin, Abe "Butch" (1908-1987) and Sara Stolov (1910-1997) Papers, 1933-1982, (K1135)
2 folders
Family photographs, correspondence and certificates awarded to Butch Rabin, former constable of the Jackson County Courthouse, and community volunteer. Also photographs of Mayor H. Roe Bartle, and Colonel James H. Wood.

Reitzes, Jack (1916-2007) Papers, 1931-2006, (K0996)
1 cubic foot
Born in Kansas City, Reitzes was an member of Temple B'nai Jehudah. Materials related to his and his family's activities including newspaper clippings, yearbooks, correspondence, commemoration booklets, event programs, newsletters, photographs.

Ringolsky, Issie J. (1864-1941) Papers, 1894-1915, (K0993)
1 cubic foot
Ringolsky was a partner with David I. White in the Ringolsky & White law firm. Includes case files for clients were business owners in Kansas City, several of whom were involved in the garment industry.

Rittmaster, Marcia G. (1946- ) and Larry H. (1943- ) Papers, 1900-1963, (K1057)
6 folders
Photographs of the Rittmaster family and friends. Also Beth Shalom Congregation event programs.

Rosen, Golda Svea (1932-2000) Biography, 1999, (K0505)
2 folders
A book: Golda Svea Rosen: Her Life and Times, and CD of documents relating to Golda Rosen and Evelyn Marks histories produced by Nathan Rosen.

Rosenthal Genealogy, 2010, (K1168)
1 volume
An historical account of Rosenthal, Loeffler, Cohen, Ziman, Greenberg and Wedeles families within the Kansas City Jewish Community created by Michael Rosenthal.

Rosenwald, Dorothy Shubart (1916-2012) Papers, 1929-2000, (K0628)
13 cubic feet
Personal papers of civic leader, educator, and an active member of the Jewish Community in Kansas City. Includes correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, information, booklets, papers on organizations with which Rosenwald was involved such as the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), UNESCO, Missouri Association for Social Welfare, and Conference on Families. Rosenwald was prolific traveler and included is material she gathered from across the globe over their many decades.

Rosner, Marie Gotlieb (1923-2013) Papers, 1938, (K1059)
1 folder
Photograph of the Congregation B'nai Jehudah confirmation class.

Rostov, Mirah Belzer (1922-2011) Papers, ca. 1930s, (K1097)
1 folder
Photograph of the executive committee of the Jewish National Workers Alliance, branch #95 of which Rostov's father Irving Belzer served on the executive committee

Rothblatt, Jacob F. (1902-1980) Collection, ca. 1950-1979, (K0631)
0.5 cubic foot
Rothblatt was Cantor of Congregation Beth Shalom in Kansas City, MO. Includes phonograph recordings, awards, plaques, photograph and hand painted portrait of Cantor Rothblatt..

Ruben, Sarah Harris (1909-1976) and Jack (1909-1991) Papers, 1944-1976, (K1093)
3 folders
News clippings and memorabilia relating to Congregation Kehilath Israel to which the Rubens belonged and were leaders.

Rudnick, Gerean Y. (1935- ) Papers, 1954-1968, (K0981)
2 folders
Rudnick and other family members were owners of Thriftway grocery stores in Kansas City. Includes newspaper clippings and grocer magazine clippings on their Thriftway stores.

Ruschin, Siegfried "Fred" (1925-2008) Papers, ca. 1920s-2008, (K1193)
4 cubic feet
Personal records of Ruschin and his family, particularly relating to applications for restitution for losses in German under the Nazis; writings and other materials relating to Ruschin career as a librarian at Linda Hall Library; his volunteer work; and other interests, research, writing that he did.

Ryder, Elaine Baum (1925-2009) Papers, 1908-2006, (K0701)
1 cubic feet
National Register of Historic Places forms written by Ryder while a researcher for the Kansas City Landmarks Commission, booklets, books, newspaper clippings and magazines, and photographs.

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Sachs, Howard Frederic (1925- ) Papers, 1960-1981, (K0550)
4 cubic feet
Personal, family and professional papers of Federal Judge with the Western Missouri District Court. Also research and writings on the history of the Jewish community in Kansas City, MO.

Sackin, Eugene (1920-2001) Papers, 1918-1940s, (K0705)
0.5 cubic foot
A scrapbook kept by Sackin while overseas during World War II. Also World War I letters from Isadore Levin to his family dated 1918.

Salasche-Kaseff, Rhea Silverbery (1937- ) Papers, 1952, (K1144)
1 folder
Final edition of the Beth Shalom Sunday School, Kansas City, MO newsletter, "The Comet".

Saper, Marshall Bryan (1939-1991) Collection, 1984-1991, (K1065)
16 cubic feet
Saper was a clinical psychologist in private practice an author, lecturer and radio talk show host on KCMO. Includes audio recording of his popular call-in radio program.

Schlosberg, William H. Schlosberg (1946- ) and Margorie E. (1946- ) Papers, ca.1998, (K0810)
1 folder
Color photographs of boys and young men, family friends of the Schlosbergs

Schlozman, Linda Donowitz (1946- ) and Harold S. (1940- ) Papers, 1971, (K1051)
1 folder
Program of service entitled Weekday Evening Service, a service honoring Rabbi Gershon Hadas on the occasion of his 75th birthday.

Schlozman, Morris (1909-2005) Papers, 1953-2004, (K1092)
7 folders
Schlozman was Business Manager and General Manager of Box Office, an international film trade journal. Includes materials pertaining to Congregation Beth Shalom (commemoration books, memories of Rabbi Gershon Hadas) and a articles and other materials from renowned Jewish scholar Irving Levitas.

Schuster, David (1876-1955) Papers, ca. 1915-1918, (K0926)
1 cubic foot
Handwritten musical scores transcribed by Schuster, an early member of the Kansas City Philharmonic orchestra. Also includes published classical music.

Seigle, Shirley Kenis (1925- ) and Sidney M. (1917-1985) Papers, 1950s-1987, (K1186)
6 folders
Seigle was an educator, actress, and playwright who produced various events for Temple B'nai Jehudah Sisterhood Incudes bulletins, education/administration papers, programs, scripts, newspaper clippings, and photographs relating to Seigle's activities at the Temple.

Shamberg, John Elliott (1913-2009) Papers, 1923-2001, (K0748)
9 cubic feet
Correspondence between Shamberg, his family and friends, relating his college years, early career, World War II, and after the war. Shamberg was an attorney and personal counsel to Robert B. Docking, governor of Kansas,

Shanberg, Patsy Dunn (1929- ) Papers, 1963-2004, (K0801)
2 cubic feet
Scrapbooks, photographs of Brandeis University National Women's Committee (BUNWC) events, family history and religious items. Of particular interest is a wooden, hand carved tzedakah box, model of Beth Shalom Synagogue.

Shankman, Lillian (Libby) Kodish (1917-2010) and Philip (1913-1969) Papers, 1919-1958, (K0779)
19 folders
The couple was the owners of Shankman's Oak Park Delicatessen, Kansas City, MO. Includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, a business cards, Sabbath schedules, wedding album, photo albums, their wedding certificate, and family scrapbooks.

Sherman, Sophie Beatrice "Bee" Kurs (1908-1999) Papers, 1948-1986, (K0893)
5 folders
Personal papers of lifelong Kansas City area resident, member of Kehilath Israel Synagogue, and writer. Includes play scripts, songs, and various writings by Sherman.

Sherry, Judith Lyons (1940- ) and Steven George (1938- ) Papers, 2011-2012, (K1020)
2 folders
Includes a list of people involved in the Kansas City area Garment Industry including a list of labels, manufacturers and wholesalers, other manufacturers and businesses relevant to the industry; designers, milliners, dry goods stores, retailers, restaurants, and other businesses. Also an autobiography written by Steve Sherry.

Shopmaker, Sylvia Minkin (1912-1996) Oral History Transcription, 1985, (K1213)
1 folder
Transcription of oral history of Shopmaker, daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants, lifelong resident of the Greater Kansas City area, and active in the Jewish community.

Shultz, Marian Tranin (1920- ) Papers, 1910s-2008, (K1060)
1.5 cubic foot
Daughter of entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Menorah Medical Center (MMC) founder Earl Tranin, Shultz has also been a volunteer at MMC. Includes correspondence, letters, postcards, magazines, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, certificates, plaques, yearbooks, and a Menorah Medical Center history.

Siegler, Merna Singer (1926- ) and Sylvan (1925-2010) Papers, 1940-2012, (K1261)
0.5 cubic foot
Personal papers of active members of the Jewish Community, including National Council of Jewish Women and Beth Shalom Sisterhood notebooks, and World War II photograph/postcard album.

Simon, Aletha Schultz (1941- ) Papers, 1942-2007, (K0865)
3 cubic feet
Personal papers of a Kansas City native, active in many civic and Jewish communal organizations. Includes board and committee minutes, lesson plans, exhibit notes, forms, programs, flyers, stationary, a calendar, a directory, handbooks, articles, brochures, and newspaper clippings of the Women's League for Conservative Judaism, Beth Shalom Sisterhood, and the Museum Without Walls. Also materials for Beth Shalom, National Council of Jewish Women, the Jewish Community Center, Midwest Center For Holocaust Education, and the Eureka Fishing Club.

Silverman, Inga Baruch (1930- ) and Martin L. (1924-1998) Papers, 1971-1991, (K0986)
2 folders
Special service booklet honoring Rabbi Gershon Hadas on occasion of his 75th Birthday; script and notes for "Heaven Help Us!" a comedy performed by members of Beth Shalom Congregation.

Silverman, Milton (1907-1988) Collection, 1924-1953, (K1083)
2 folders
Silverman was president of the board of Beth Shalom Congregation. Includes a memory book covering his term in office. Also an Enrollment and Record Book a class in the Beth Shalom Hebrew School.

Small, Marshall L. (1927- ) Collection, 2005, (K1067)
1 folder
Includes a scholarly history (paper and DVD format) of Shraga Faibush ben Zvi's extended family written by his great-grandson Marshall Small. Additional research for this study was provided by Neil Sosland, Richard Hoffman, Sarah Small, and her son Rabbi David Small.

Small, Sarah Kraft (1934- ) Papers, 1976-1977, (K0939)
2 folders
Small served as Beth Shalom Sisterhood president. Includes Sisterhood administrative papers and programs.

Solomon, Maurice David (1911-1983) Papers, 1950s-2008, (K0583)
11 folders
Articles, correspondence, photographs, and other items relating to Solomon, Rabbi at Kehilath Israel Synagogue, and to his wife, Betty Mallin Solomon.

Spielman, Ruth A. (1921- ) Papers, 2000-2010, (K1170)
1.5 cubic feet
Spielman was historian for the Greater Kansas City Chapter of Hadassah. Includes scrapbooks kept to document the activities of the Chapter.

Sporn, Rose Evelyn Kurs (1919-2011) Collection, 1952-2011, (K1166)
17 folders
Sporn was an educator, poet, playwright, and essayist. Includes material concerning B'nai B'rith Women Heart of America Chapter 527 activities, such as the Dolls for Democracy program initiated by the Chapter with Fellowship House. Also Jewish Community Center event programs and her personal remembrances, writings, and photographs.

Starr, Irene Stiefel (1939- ) Papers, 1952-1960, (K0728)
4 cubic feet
Programs, clippings, bulletins, letters, awards, report cards, test scores, and individual/composite photographs of activities at Border Star Elementary School, Southwest High School, Temple B'nai Jehudah, and the Missouri Valley Federation of Temple Youth.

Starr, Raymond Hillman (1900-1966) Papers, 1943-1945, (K1138)
0.3 cubic foot
Letters written by Captain Starr to his wife Hortense Davidson Starr, of Kansas City, Missouri, during World War II. Also letters from Hortense to Raymond; correspondence with his sons Lawrence, Norton, and Raymond, Jr. (aka Pete), friends and family.

Steinman, Murielle Pruzan (1943- ) and Marshall (1940-2007) Papers, 1930s-1979, (K1096)
11 folders
Family papers include business cards, passports, World War II documents, Holocaust materials, photographs, postcards, and autobiographical writings from Murielle Steinman detailing her experiences during the War in France.

Stern, Ruth Berkowitz Snower (1893-1981) Papers, 1918-1952, (K1171)
1 folder
Includes photographs, marriage certificates and announcements, special citation and other material relating to the Berkowitz and Snower families.

Stiefel, Norman S. (1900-1982) Papers, 1924-1992, (K1109)
7 cubic feet
Personal papers and financial records concerning Norman S. Stiefel Company and Norman's Wholesale Jewelry Company.

Stiefel, Richard Norman (1949- ) Papers, 1974-1991, (K1149)
0.3 cubic foot
Incudes issues of the Temple Bulletins from the Congregation B'Nai Jehudah in Kansas City, MO and directories from organizations in which Mrs. Stiefel held memberships. Also items relating to the Stiefel's interests in local and national politics and community cultural activities.

Stolowy, Rose Lesky Stolowy (1911-2013) and Sol (1908-1999) Papers, 1938-2002, (K0434)
3 cubic feet
Advertisement film (ca. 1947) for the Midtown Fabric Shop. Also tailor pattern sets, financial and customer records for the Fabric Shop and the Kansas City Custom Garment Company, and family photographs and correspondence.

Stone, Martin J. (1915-2000) and Sylvia Friedman (1926-Collection, 2001-2006, (K1068)
3 folders
History of Meadowbrook Country Club and materials concerning the Brandeis Book Sale, and Show-A-Rama.

T

Talman, Leo (1887-1964) Papers, 1921, 1959, (K1047)
1 folder
Photograph of medallion presented to Talman by Admiral Beatty of Great Britain.

Tankel, Marshall (1928- ) Papers, 1946, (K1064)
1 folder
Photograph of the Marathon fraternity of which Tankel was a member.

Temple Beth El, Jefferson City, Missouri, Records, 1868-1984, (C3914)
0.2 linear feet, photocopies
The records of Temple Beth El, a synagogue in Jefferson City, Missouri, include legal papers, by-laws, minutes, newspaper clippings, and correspondence that document the temple's history from its origin as the Jefferson City Hebrew Cemetery Association to its centenniel anni-versary in 1983.

Tenenbaum Family Papers, ca. 1940s-ca. 1950s, (K1215)
1 folder
Includes photographs of the Harold Tenenbaum (1926-2002), owner and president of Benton Auto Parts, and Joie Kritzler Tenenbaum (1926- ), a speech therapist, family and friends.

Terte, Benjamin (1891-1964) Papers , 1891-1964, (K0758)
0.5 cubic foot
Correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings of Terte, Circuit Judge of Jackson County, MO, and a published biography by his daughter, Carol Terte Gill.

Tranin, Donald H. (1927-2007) Papers, ca. 1930-2007, (K0694)
7 cubic feet
Personal papers of Donald Tranin, his father Earl Tranin (1896-1979), and the Paper Supply Company of Kansas City, MO. Included are political activities, investments in businesses and real estate, and civic activities.

Trillin, Edyth Zelda Weitzman (1908-1989) Papers, 1921-1963, (K1210)
2 folders
Edyth and husband Abe Trillin owned Trillin's Restaurant. Includes Kansas City's Central High School graduation "Memory Book" containing announcements, invitations, autographs and writings by fellow students and teachers. Also photographs of the Old Age Home Celebration (1963).

U

Unterman, Phoebe Eloise (1992- ) Papers, 2009, (K1130)
1 volume
Through Eva's Eyes written by Unterman, based on the true story of her grandmother Eva's experiences in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II.

Uri Seiden and Associates Records, 1950-1988, (K1228)
38 cubic feet
Drawings of an engineering/architecture firm in Kansas City, MO.

V

Vile, Hy (1902-1984) Papers, 1922-1984, (K0560)
6 cubic feet
Vile was a civic leader and founder and chairman of the board of Vile-Goller/Fine Arts Printing and Lithographing Co. Personal and professional correspondence of Vile including newspaper columns and manuscripts he wrote; materials related to his various community and civic activities; honors, awards and recognitions received; family history; and travel literature.

Vile, Sue Kross (1934- ) and Joel David (1932- ) Papers, ca. 1970s, (K1209)
1 folder
The Vile family has been prominent leaders in the Kansas City Jewish Community. Includes a Vile family history.

W

Walz, Martin Luther (1864-1913) Family Papers, 1888, (K1232)
2 folders
Genealogical information about members of the Walz family. Includes photograph of Walz as a young man, and a letter written to Walz by Emil Medious, a minister in Baiersdorf, Germany, about Walz's parents and siblings.

Wayne, Jeanette Miller (1931- ) and Robert H. (1925-2012) Papers, 1938-1989, (K1007)
7 folders
personal papers and photographs, papers of Sam Dantzig who served in WWI with Harry S. Truman including invitation to Truman's inauguration and signed portrait of Truman

Weiner, Mary Beth (1941- ) Papers, 1991-1993, (K1072)
1 folder
Weiner was president of the Kansas City chapter of the Women's American Organization for Rehabilitation Training (ORT), an organization which building technical schools for underprivileged areas in Israel and the United States. Includes ORT flyers and newspaper clippings on the biennial ORT convention representing their Kansas City chapter.

Weinstein, Judith E. (1939- ) Papers, 1979-1992, (K1019)
2 folders
Weinstein served on the B'nai B'rith Women of Greater Kansas City finance committee. Includes BBW minutes and financial records.

White, Shirley Copaken (1927- ) Papers, 1937-2007, (K1187)
2 cubic feet
White is very active in cultural, philanthropic, and social organizations, including those of Beth Shalom Synagogue and Hadassah. Includes publications; White and Copaken family photographs and printed materials; Beth Shalom Synagogue and Hadassah materials; Paseo High School reunions; the grand opening of the Lewis and Shirley White Theatre at the Jewish Community Campus; Jewish Community Foundation programs; and newspaper and magazine clippings about Sandi White, Rita Blitt, the AT&T Building, and miscellaneous other subjects.

Wilborn and Associates Photograph Collection, 1930s-1971, (K0790)
3 cubic feet
Photographs of architectural and landscape drawing for buildings designed by Kansas City architects. Also photographs of organizations and activities within the Kansas City Jewish Community.

Willens, Sidney L. (1926- ) Collection, 1976-2010, (K1190)
25 folders
Willens was an attorney specializing in civil liberty issues in Kansas City, MO. includes correspondence, news articles, Jackson County Office of Human Relations and Citizen Complaints Reports, and Willins' writings on the value of humor.

Williams, Luke Edon (1891-1965) Scrapbook, 1920s-1930s, (K0784)
1 folder
Williams was an African-American physician in the Kansas City area for 43 years. A photographic scrapbook containing pictures of William's family and friends.

Wilson, Laurel E. (1947- ) Papers, 1860-2008, (K0594)
1 cubic foot
Research files of Wilson, Professor Emerita and former curator of the Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection-University of Missouri-Columbia, concerning the history of the Kansas City Garment Industry.

Winitz, Shevie Schuman (1936- ) Papers, 1972-1984, (K1184)
1 cubic foot
Winitz served on the board of the Greater Kansas City branch of B'nai B'rith Women Includes BBW, minutes, programs, newsletters and photographs. Also material relating to Congregation Beth Shalom.

Winkel, Jeffrey Bruce (1947- ) and Deborah Gale (1949- ) Papers, ca. 1910s-2005, (K1008)
6 folders
Family papers including bonds, certificates, genealogical charts, and photographs.

Wishna, Sheldon (1934- ) Papers, 1949-1979, (K1265)
0.3 cubic foot
Scrapbooks, photographs and other materials relating to the Beth Shalom Men's Club of which Wishna served as president.

Wolkow and Benjamin Family Papers, 1831-1978, (K1241)
2 folders
Genealogical charts of the David Hersh Wolkow and David Benjamavich [Benjamin] families.

Wollman Family Collection, 1986, (K1242)
1 folder
Book: "Jonas and Betty (Kohn) Wollman and Their Descendants," by. Joan F. Curran.

Woolf Brothers Company Records, 1910-1990, (K0282)
MICROFILM
92 cubic feet, 20 microfilm rolls
Woolf Brothers was a premier men's clothing store, which also produced some item under their own label, located in Kansas City, MO. Includes orders, patterns, advertisements and other financial, legal, and sore related data. Known for the innovative use of advertising, the Woolf Brothers Company maintained a collection of scrapbooks of their newspaper ads which have been microfilmed.

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Zeff, David R. (1925-2004) Scrapbook, 1930s-1950s, (K0927)
5 folders, 1 volume
Zeff was active in Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) and the Jewish Youth Federation. Scrapbook includes AZA materials, newsletters, programs, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Zuk Jr., Michael B., (1947- ) Collection, 1934-1946, (K1078)
2 folders
Zuk, Vice President-Investments of Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., is a member of the Beth Shalom Synagogue of Kansas City, MO. Includes NBC radio program transcripts of "The Eternal Light" and an autographed copy of "Talmudic Tales" by David Morantz.

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