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Chaim Korman and Yente Yesersky Family Correspondence

Collection ID

SCRC 412

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Collection Summary 
Chaim Korman and Yente Yesersky Family Correspondence
Collection ID
SCRC 412
Korman, Chaim
Yesersky, Yente
0.1 linear feet (3 folders)
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries
Materials in Yiddish, Russian, Hebrew, English, and Aramaic.
Detailed Collection Information 
Description of Collection 
Collection consists of 38 letters and postcards (including some fragments) sent between Chaim Korman, his father, Binyomin Korinman, Yente and Shlomo Yesersky, and other members of the Korman and Yesersky families. Correspondence is primarily in Yiddish, but fragments are in Russian, Hebrew, and Aramaic. Scanned copies of most of the letters available on CD, as well as computer printouts of the scans. A typed English translation of one letter dated February 15, 1906 from Shlomo is also available. Also included is an engagement contract or tenaim for Chaim and Yente written by Binyomin Korinman and a Russian cross stich embroidery pattern. 
English translations for some of the letters can also be found in the book 36 Letters: One Family's Story by Joan Sohn (Jewish Publication Society: 2010).
Patron Information 
Catalog Record 
A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: https://librarysearch.temple.edu/catalog/991037040990103811
Research Access 
Collection is open for research. 
Collections Stored Off-Site
This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research. 
Publication and Copyright Information 
The Chaim Korman and Yente Yesersky Family Correspondence is the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. The donor has not assigned rights to Temple University Libraries.  Other creators’ intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to them or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.
Preferred Citation
[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Chaim Korman and Yente Yesersky Family Correspondence, SCRC 412, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
Administrative Information 
Acquisition Information
Donated by Joan Sohn in October 2011.
Processing Information 
Collection processed and finding aid prepared April 2019 by Jessica M. Lydon, Associate Archivist.
Index Terms 
The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:
Personal Names:
Korinman, Binyomin, 1857-1919
Korman, Chaim
Passman, Joe
Yesersky, Lazar
Yesersky, Shlomo
Yesersky, Yente
Jewish families
Jewish marriage customs and rites
Jewish women
Jews, Belarusian – United States -- Correspondence
Brest (Belarus)
New York (N.Y.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Material Types: 
Compact discs