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Fifty Years of Jewish Life in Philadelphia Translation Manuscripts

Collection ID

SCRC 270

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Description

Collection Summary 
 
Title
Fifty Years of Jewish Life in Philadelphia Translation Manuscripts
 
Dates
1984, undated
 
Collection ID
SCRC 270
 
Creator
Scarf, Maxwell
Greifer, Julian L.
 
Quantity
0.1 linear feet (3 folders)
 
Repository 
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries
 
Language
Materials in English.
 
Detailed Collection Information 
 
Historical Note
The Yiddish language book, Fuftsig yohr geshikh e fun Idishen leben in Filadelfya or Fifty Years of Jewish Life in Philadelphia, written by Moses Freeman, details his eyewitness account of the East European Jewish immigrant experience in Philadelphia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The book was published in two volumes: volume 1, published in 1929, covers the period 1879 through 1929; volume 2, published in 1934, covers 1929 through 1934.
 
Description of Collection 
Fifty Years of Jewish Life in Philadelphia Translation Manuscripts consist of two sets of translations for volume 1, 1879–1929. One translation was completed by Maxwell Scarf in 1984, and consists of chapters 1, 2, 7–11, 13 and 14. The second translation, completed by Julian L. Greifer is undated and includes the entire text of volume 1 as well as the table of contents. For volume 2, 1929–1934, there are translations for chapters 8, 12, 13, 15, and 18 of the 19 total chapters and the table of contents, all completed by Maxwell Scarf. 
 
Patron Information 
 
Catalog Record 
A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: [URL]
 
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 Fifty Years of Jewish Life in Philadelphia Translation Manuscripts are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors 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], Fifty Years of Jewish Life in Philadelphia Translation Manuscripts, SCRC 270, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
 
Related Material
Volumes 1 and 2 of Fuftsig yohr geshikhṭe fun Idishen leben in Filadelfya = Fifty Years of Jewish Life in Philadelphia by Moses Freeman are cataloged separately http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b5793591~S12  
 
Administrative Information 
 
Acquisition Information
Found in collection, source unknown. Collection previously administered by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, acquired by Temple in June 2009.
 
Processing Information 
Collection processed and finding aid prepared in 2012 by Jessica M. Lydon, Project Archivist. 
 
Index Terms 
 
The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:
 
Subjects: 
Jews--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History
Yiddish--Translations into English
 
Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
 
Material Types: 
Manuscripts
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