Jack R. Dichter Papers
Jack R. Dichter Papers
Dichter, Jack R., 1903-1980
1.25 linear feet (2 boxes)
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries
Materials in English and Yiddish.
Detailed Collection Information
Jack Robert Dichter (1903-1980) was an elementary school teacher, principal, and musician in Philadelphia. Jack married Mollie Prager in 1928 with whom he had two sons, Joel and Scott.
Description of Collection
The Jack R. Dichter Papers consist primarily of popular and Yiddish sheet music and lyric sheets from the 1920s. Sheet music and lyrics written by Dichter and others in the collection include “Why So Blue” and “I Still Believe in You” (Frank Capano, Dichter, and Harry Steinhouse), “I Want You Most of All” and You Remind Me of My Old Girl (Moret Shea and Dichter), and “You Tell ‘Em” (Dichter and Dave Hoffman) as well as many lyric sheets for songs composed by Mildred Greenberg. The collection also includes correspondence, course grades, and other documents pertaining to Dichter’s studies in the graduate program at Temple University’s Teachers College; photographs and other records from the Hebrew Sunday School Society’s Ephraim Lederer School, Ellwood Elementary School, and other Philadelphia public schools where Dichter served as either teacher or principal; correspondence and legal documents related to his ownership of Bob White Day Camp; and a bound manuscript of a children’s story “Bobbie and Anne in Radio Land” written by Dichter and Lena M. Bixler.
Organization and Arrangement
Collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title.
A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: https://librarysearch.temple.edu/catalog/991036950000003811
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.
Collection has been assessed for possible mold and boxes have been marked; precautions will be offered at time of access.
Publication and Copyright Information
The Jack R. Dichter Papers are 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.
[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Jack R. Dichter Papers, SCRC 374, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dichter, Jack R. Radio As an Instrument In the Education of Physically Handicapped Children. Thesis (Ed.M.)--Temple University, 1938, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Donated by Scott W. Dichter in June 2018.
Collection processed and finding aid prepared in July 2018 by Jessica M. Lydon, Associate Archivist.
The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:
Bixler, Lena M.
Capano, Frank, 1899-1956
Dichter, Jack R., 1903-1980
Greenberg, Mildred W.
Herscher, Lou (Louis), 1894-1974
Temple University. Teachers College
Popular music -- 1921-1930
Public schools – Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Songs -- Texts
1 1 Bob White Day Camp 1945-1958
1 2 Bob White Gift Shop 1955, undated
1 3 "Bobbie and Annie in Radio Land" bound manuscript 1939
1 4 Correspondence 1927-1930, undated
1 5 Dance programs 1927-1932
2 1 Ellwood Elementary School 1943-1960
1 6 Ephraim Lederer School 1927-1941, undated
1 7 Jack Dichter Orchestras' fliers, business and advertising cards 1925-1931
1 8 Lyric sheets, manuscript undated
1 9 Lyric sheets, manuscript: music composed by Mildred Greenberg undated
1 10 Mollie Prager autograph book 1921-1922
2 2 Movie-Stamp Klub logo design 1938
1 11 Musicians Protective Association, Local 77 1927, 1935
1 12 Newspaper clipping scrapbook 1926
1 13 Newspaper clippings including obituaries 1927, 1980, undated
1 14 Philadelphia Teachers Association 1941, 1943
1 15 Photographs and negatives of the Jack Dichter Orchestra and members of the Dichter and Prager families 1923-1944, undated
1 16 Radio station WIAD 1927, undated
1 17 School District of Philadelphia 1923-19
1 18 Schoolmen's Club of Philadelphia 1962
1 19 Scrapbook 1927-1931
1 20 Sheet music, manuscript circa 1925, undated
1 21 Sheet music, printed 1920-1932
1 22 Sheet music, printed: music composed by Moret Shea, Frank Capano, and Lou Herscher 1925-1930
1 23 Temple University Guidance Special Education Association 1938-1939
1 24 Temple University Teachers College 1933-1940
2 3 Yiddish sheet music, printed 1913-1929