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Ruth Sarner Libros and Braude Family Papers

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SCRC 43

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Collection Summary 
 
Title
Ruth Sarner Libros and Braude Family Papers
 
Dates
1859-2005, bulk 1920-1988
 
Collection ID
SCRC 43
 
Creators
Braude, Bertha, 1901-1989
Braude, Henry, 1889-1942
Libros, Ruth Sarner
 
Quantity
6.53 linear feet (13 boxes)
 
Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries
 
Language
Materials in English.
 
 
Detailed Collection Information 
 
Biographical Note
 
Ruth Sarner Libros
 
Ruth Sarner Libros was born in 1921, the second of Henry and Bertha Braude’s three daughters.  She married Joseph B. Sarner in 1942 and they had two children, Joyce and Joel.  In 1943, Ruth Sarner Libros joined the SPARS, the United States Women’s Coast Guard Reserve, and trained at Smith College in Massachusetts.  In 1959 she joined the board of the Hebrew Sunday School Society (HSSS) and served as president from 1966-1970.  Libros was also instrumental in establishing the American Jewish History Museum in 1976 and served as President Emerita.  Joseph Sarner died in 1975, and Ruth married Harold Libros in 1983.
 
Henry and Bertha Braude
 
Henry W. Braude was born in 1889 in Lithuania and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1894.  He graduated from Philadelphia Central High School in 1906 and the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1910.  He was appointed Assistant U.S. District Attorney in 1920 and served as the U.S. Referee in Bankruptcy from 1929 until his death in 1942.  Braude served on the boards of the Jewish Community (Kehillah) of Philadelphia, the Locust Club, and Central High School, and as president of the Brandeis Lawyers’ Society, the Homewood School, the Philadelphia Branch of Jewish Theological Seminary, and the Young Men’s-Young Women’s Hebrew Association (YM-YWHA).  He was also a principal of the Hebrew Sunday School Society (HSSS) and actively involved with the Congregation Beth El and Congregation Mikveh Israel.
 
Henry Braude married Bertha Burstein in 1919.  Bertha (1901-1989) graduated from Philadelphia Girls’ High School in 1918, and taught classes at the Hebrew Sunday School Society.  She served on the board of HSSS, as well as the board of the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society (FHBS) for over fifty years.  She was also involved with the Adoption Committee of the Homewood School, the Philadelphia Chapter of the Brandeis University Women’s Committee, and the Federation of Jewish Agencies.
 
In addition to Ruth, Henry and Bertha Braude’s daughters included Hilda Joy, who married Judge Harry A. Takiff in 1940, and Grace, who married William Gutman in 1949.  
 
Description of Collection 
This collection contains the papers of Ruth Sarner Libros and her parents, Henry W. and Bertha Braude.  The Braude family was active in Jewish charitable organizations in the Philadelphia area, and particularly with the Hebrew Sunday School Society (HSSS).  The collection contains documentation related to the family’s long involvement with HSSS, as well as with many other local Jewish organizations.  Materials include meeting minutes, news clippings, photographs, and audiocassette tapes.  This collection also includes family correspondence spanning from the 1920s to1980s.  Much of the material was collected by Libros to use as reference for the memorial, “Engraved in our Hearts Forever: Henry W. Braude 1889-1942 and Bertha Burstein Braude 1901-1989.”     
 
Organization and Arrangement 
 
The collection is arranged into 3 series as follows:
 
Series 1: Ruth Sarner Libros Papers, 1906-2005, undated
            Subseries 1.1: Correspondence, 1942-1980
            Subseries 1.2: Hebrew Sunday School Society (HSSS), 1937-1989
            Subseries 1.3: Personal Materials and Collected Memorials, 1939-2005, undated
            Subseries 1.4: Ruth Sarner Libros Collection of Henry W. Braude Papers, 1906-1966, undated
Series 2: Bertha Braude Papers, 1859-1988, undated
Series 3: Braude Family Correspondence, 1918-1981, undated
 
 
Series 1: Ruth Sarner Libros Papers, 1906-2005, undated, contains personal materials created and collected by Libros, as well as material related to her involvement with HSSS.  This series is arranged into four subseries: Subseries 1.1: Correspondence, Subseries 1.2: Hebrew Sunday School Society (HSSS), Subseries 1.3: Personal Materials and Collected Memorials, and Subseries 1.4: Ruth Sarner Libros Collection of Henry W. Braude Papers.
 
Subseries 1.1: Correspondence, 1942-1980, contains Libros’ correspondence with her first husband, Joseph Sarner, and her children, Joyce and Joel.  The bulk of this subseries is composed of World War II-era correspondence between Ruth and Joseph.  Between 1942 and 1946, Joseph served in the United States Navy Medical Corps and earned seven battle stars for his involvement in the European, African, and Asiatic-Pacific theaters.  There is also significant correspondence between Ruth and her son Joel from the 1970s.  Researchers should note that correspondence between Ruth and her family prior to the 1940s can be found in Series 3: Braude Family Correspondence.  This subseries is arranged alphabetically by correspondent’s last name.   
 
Subseries 1.2: Hebrew Sunday School Society (HSSS), 1937-1989, contains papers related to Libros’ long involvement with HSSS.  Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, news clippings, photographs, programs, and planning materials for HSSS’ 125th and 150th Anniversary celebrations.  This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.
 
Subseries 1.3: Personal Materials and Collected Memorials, 1939-2005, undated, contains photographs, notes, travel memorabilia, and memorials for Joseph Sarner, Leonard Sarner, and Harold Libros.  This subseries is arranged alphabetically by type of materials. 
 
Subseries 1.4: Ruth Sarner Libros Collection of Henry W. Braude Papers, 1906-1966, undated, contains the papers of Henry W. Braude as collected by his daughter, Ruth.  The papers served as reference materials for a memorial written by Libros entitled, “Engraved in our Hearts Forever: Henry W. Braude 1889-1942 and Bertha Burstein Braude 1901-1989.”  In addition to Libros’ research materials, this subseries includes correspondence, meeting minutes, news clippings, photographs, and speeches generated during Braude’s involvement with HSSS, the Homewood School, the Jewish Community (Kehillah) of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Branch of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and the YM-YWHA.  There is also material related to Central High School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  This subseries also contains an audio tape reel of interviews with Henry Braude’s friends and family.  Researchers should note that Braude’s correspondence with his family can be found in Series 3: Braude Family Correspondence.  This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.    
  
Series 2: Bertha Braude Papers, 1859-1988, undated, contains the papers of Ruth Sarner Libros’ mother, Bertha Braude.  This series contains correspondence, photographs, programs, and awards.  There is also significant documentation related to Braude’s fifty years as a board member of HSSS, as well as correspondence, meeting minutes, and news clippings regarding her involvement with the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society (FHBS), the Philadelphia Conference of Jewish Women’s Organizations, the YM-YWHA, and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Brandeis University National Women’s Committee.  This series also contains audiocassette tapes containing oral history interviews with Bertha Braude.  Researchers should note that Braude’s correspondence with her family can be found in Series 4: Braude Family Correspondence.  This series is arranged alphabetically by subject. 
 
Series 4: Braude Family Correspondence, 1919-1981, undated, contains letters written between Henry W. Braude, his wife Bertha, and their three children, Hilda Joy, Ruth, and Grace.  The correspondence predominately spans the 1920s-1960s.  The family members were avid letter-writers, and wrote to each other even during short separations.  Letters from the 1920s are frequently from Henry to Bertha and their daughters, written while Henry was away on business trips and vacations.  Much of the correspondence from the 1930s was written during the summer months, while Hilda Joy, Ruth, and Grace were at summer camp and Henry and Bertha were vacationing in New Jersey and Europe.  Henry Braude passed away in 1942, and Hilda Joy and Ruth were married shortly before his death.  As a result, most letters from the 1940s-1960s are from Hilda Joy, Ruth, and Grace to Bertha.  There is also correspondence from Ruth to the rest of the Braude Family in the 1940s describing her experience training with the United States Women’s Coast Guard Reserve at Smith College.
 
 
Patron Information 
 
Alternate Form Available
A selection of photographs from this collection has been digitized and is available online on the Temple University Digital Collections website. http://digital.library.temple.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15037coll15
 
Catalog Record 
A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b5625209~S30 
 
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. 
 
Technical Access
Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy. Certain digital files may also be inaccessible. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.
 
Publication and Copyright Information
The Ruth Sarner Libros and Braude Family Papers are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries.  Literary 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], [Box/folder number], Ruth Sarner Libros and Braude Family Papers, SCRC 43, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
 
Related Material
Female Hebrew Benevolent Society Records, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
Hebrew Sunday School Society Records. Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
 
Administrative Information 
 
Acquisition Information
Collection donated by Ruth Sarner Libros in 1989, 1990, and 2006.
 
Collection previously administered by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, acquired by Temple in June 2009.
 
Processing Information 
Collection processed and finding aid prepared in May 2014 by Jenna Marrone, Project Archivist, Special Collections Research Center. 
 
 
Index Terms
 
The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:
 
Personal/Family Names: 
Braude, Bertha, 1901-1989
Braude, Henry, 1889-1942
Lederer, Ephraim
Lederer, Grace Newhouse, -1942
Levinthal, Louis E. (Louis Edward), 1892-1976
Libros, Ruth Sarner
Sarner, Joel Braude
Sarner, Joseph B., 1915-1975
Sarner, Leonard, 1916-
 
Corporate Names: 
Brandeis University. National Women's Committee
Central High School (Philadelphia, Pa.). Alumni Association
Female Hebrew Benevolent Society (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Hebrew Sunday School Society of Philadelphia (Pa.)
Jewish Theological Seminary of America
United States. Coast Guard. Women's Reserve
University of Pennsylvania. Law School
 
Subjects: 
Fraternal organizations
Jewish families—Pennsylvania—Philadelphia
Jews--Charities
Jews--Pennsylvania—Philadelphia
World War, 1939-1945--Women--United States
 
Places: 
Philadelphia (Pa.)
 
Material Types: 
Audiocassettes
Bylaws (administrative records)
Clippings
Correspondence
Drawings
Genealogies
Histories
Manuscripts
Membership lists
Minutes
Negatives
Newsletters
Oral histories
Photographs
Reports
Sound recordings
Souvenir programs
Speeches
Yearbooks
 
 
Inventory
 
Series 1: Ruth Sarner Libros Papers, 1906-2005, undated
 
Series 1: Ruth Sarner Libros Papers, 1906-2005, undated, contains personal materials created and collected by Libros, as well as material related to her involvement with HSSS.  This series is arranged into four subseries: Subseries 1.1: Correspondence, Subseries 1.2: Hebrew Sunday School Society (HSSS), Subseries 1.3: Personal Materials and Collected Memorials, and Subseries 1.4: Ruth Sarner Libros Collection of Henry W. Braude Papers.
 
Subseries 1.1: Correspondence, 1942-1980
 
Subseries 1.1: Correspondence, 1942-1980, contains Libros’ correspondence with her first husband, Joseph Sarner, and her children, Joyce and Joel.  The bulk of this subseries is composed of World War II-era correspondence between Ruth and Joseph, written while Joseph served in the United States Navy Medical Corps.  There is also significant correspondence between Ruth and her son Joel from the 1970s.  Researchers should note that correspondence between Ruth and her family prior to the 1940s can be found in Series 3: Braude Family Correspondence.  This subseries is arranged alphabetically by correspondent’s last name.   
 
Box   Folder     Description
 
1          1          Parker, Joyce Sarner          1960, 1980
1          2          Sarner, Joel          September-December 1975
1          3          Sarner, Joel          January-April 1976
1          4          Sarner, Joel          August-November 1977
1          5          Sarner, Joel          January-April 1978 
1          6          Sarner, Joel          August-December 1978, 1980
1          7          Sarner, Joseph          September 1942
1          8          Sarner, Joseph          October 1942
1          9          Sarner, Joseph          November 1942
1          10          Sarner, Joseph          December 1942
1          11          Sarner, Joseph          January 1943
2          1          Sarner, Joseph          February 1943
2          2          Sarner, Joseph          March 1943
2          3          Sarner, Joseph          April-August 1943
2          4          Sarner, Joseph          September 1943
2          5          Sarner, Joseph          October 1943
2          6          Sarner, Joseph          November-December 1943
2          7          Sarner, Joseph          January 1944
2          8          General          1963-1980

 

Subseries 1.2: Hebrew Sunday School Society, 1937-1989
 
Subseries 1.2: Hebrew Sunday School Society (HSSS), 1937-1989, contains papers related to Libros’ long involvement with HSSS.  Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, news clippings, photographs, programs, and planning materials for HSSS’ 125th and 150th Anniversary celebrations.  This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.
 
Box   Folder    Description
 
2          9          125th Anniversary celebration: correspondence, meeting minutes, news clippings, programs, and reference material          1937-1938, 1963-1964
2          10          150th Anniversary celebration: addresses, correspondence, and programs          1988
2          11          150th Anniversary: committee meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports          1986-1988
3          1          150th Anniversary: financial information          1987-1989
3          2          150th Anniversary: publicity          1986-1987
3          3          Addresses and speeches, general          1969-1976
3          4          Correspondence regarding presidential term          1968-1970
3          5          Evelyn A. Margolis Lectures: correspondence, lectures, and programs          1961-1970
3          6          News clippings, press releases, publicity, and programs          1961-1984
3          7          Photographs          1963-1988
3          8          Publications and printed material, general          1964-1988
3          9          Rebecca Gratz workshop materials          1986-1987
 
 
Subseries 1.3: Personal Materials and Collected Memorials, 1939-2005, undated
 
Subseries 1.3: Personal Materials and Collected Memorials, 1939-2005, undated, contains photographs, notes, travel memorabilia, and memorials for Joseph Sarner, Leonard Sarner, and Harold Libros.  This subseries is arranged alphabetically by type of materials. 
 
Box   Folder    Description
 
3          10          Article regarding Joseph Sarner          undated
3          11          Braude family tree          January 1991
3          12          Libros, Harold: memorial service (audiocassette tape)          1988
3          13          Libros, Harold: memorial tribute          1988
3          14          Notes regarding children          1966
3          15          Photographs          1939, 2000, undated
3          16          Samoff, Bernard: memorial tribute          September 1987
13          2          Sarner, Leonard: Awards and certificates          1966-1998
3          17          Sarner, Leonard: drawings          undated
3          18          Sarner, Leonard: memorials and obituaries          2000-2005
3          19          Trip to Mexico, travel diary          1967
 
 
Subseries 1.4: Ruth Sarner Libros Collection of Henry W. Braude Papers, 1906-1966, undated
 
Subseries 1.4: Ruth Sarner Libros Collection of Henry W. Braude Papers, 1906-1966, undated, contains the papers of Henry W. Braude as collected by his daughter, Ruth.  The papers served as reference materials for a memorial written by Libros entitled, “Engraved in our Hearts Forever: Henry W. Braude 1889-1942 and Bertha Burstein Braude 1901-1989.”  In addition to Libros’ research materials, this subseries includes correspondence, meeting minutes, news clippings, photographs, and speeches generated during Braude’s involvement with HSSS, the Homewood School, the Jewish Community (Kehillah) of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Branch of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and the YM-YWHA.  There is also material related to Central High School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  This subseries also contains an audio tape reel of interviews with Henry Braude’s friends and family.  Researchers should note that Braude’s correspondence with his family can be found in Series 3: Braude Family Correspondence.  This subseries is arranged alphabetically by subject.    
 
Box   Folder    Description
 
4          1          Addresses and speeches, general          1934, undated
4          2          Autobiography          undated
4          3          Biographical information          undated
4          4          Bookplate          undated
4          5          Brandeis Lawyers’ Society: correspondence, memorials, and news clippings          1939-1942
4          6          Central High School: addresses, correspondence, memorials, news clippings, and programs          1931-1942
4          7          Central High School: Barnwell Bulletin and alumni dinner programs          1934-1940
4          8          Condolence letters and telegrams          July-November 1942
4          9          Congregation Beth El: addresses, bulletins, correspondence, memorials, and news clippings          1922-1931, 1942
4          10          Correspondence, general          1930-1942, undated
4          11          Dickinson, Judge Oliver B.: correspondence, news clippings, and printed material regarding memorial tribute          1935-1939, undated
4          12          Funeral service bill          July 1942
4          13          Girard College: addresses          1936, undated
4          14          Hebrew Sunday School Society (HSSS): correspondence and news clippings          1926-1942
5          1          Homewood School: addresses, correspondence, newsletters, and programs          1926-1942
5          2          Jewish Community (Kehillah) of Philadelphia: addresses, correspondence, meeting minutes, and news clippings          1920-1921
5          3          Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Philadelphia Branch: addresses, correspondence, meeting minutes, news clippings, programs, and reports          1934-1942, 1964
5          4          Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Philadelphia Branch: memorial book in honor of Henry Braude          1942
5          5          Lederer, Ephraim and Grace: correspondence, eulogies, and news clippings          1925-1942, undated
5          6          Lederer, Ephraim and Grace: memorials          1925
5          7          Levinthal, Louis E.: correspondence and news clippings regarding memorial tribute          1937, 1941, 1964, 1966
5          8          Locust Club: membership list          April 1941
5          9          Memorials: “Engraved in our Hearts Forever: Henry W. Braude 1889-1942 and Bertha Burstein Braude 1901-1989”          August 1990
5          10          Memorials: “Engraved in our Hearts Forever: Henry W. Braude 1889-1942 and Bertha Burstein Braude 1901-1989”, correspondence          1964-1965
5          11          Memorials: “Engraved in our Hearts Forever: Henry W. Braude 1889-1942 and Bertha Burstein Braude 1901-1989”, drafts          1942, 1964, circa 1990
6          1          Memorials: “Engraved in our Hearts Forever: Henry W. Braude 1889-1942 and                                                             Bertha Burstein Braude 1901-1989”, research interviews          1965
6          2          Memorials: “Engraved in our Hearts Forever: Henry W. Braude 1889-1942 and Bertha Burstein Braude 1901-1989”, research interviews, audio reel          1965
6          3          Memorials: “Henry W. Braude”, The Jewish Times          November 1942
6          4          Mikveh Israel: Correspondence          1940
6          5          News clippings regarding Henry Braude          1934, 1942
6          6          Obituaries          July 1942
6          7          Photographs          1906-1910, 1920-1941
6          8          Poems in honor of 50th birthday          undated
6          9          Political career: correspondence, news clippings, printed materials, and speeches          1929-1942
6          10          Professional correspondence: news clippings, and notes          1921-1942
6          11          University of Pennsylvania Law School Class of 1910: alumni yearbooks and anniversary dinner program          1935, 1940
6          12          University of Pennsylvania Law School Class of 1910: yearbook          1910
6          13          Young Men’s-Young Women’s Hebrew Association (YM-YWHA): addresses, correspondence, news clippings, and programs          1925-1942
 
 
Series 2: Bertha Braude Papers, 1859-1988, undated
 
Series 2: Bertha Braude Papers, 1859-1988, undated, contains the papers of Ruth Sarner Libros’ mother, Bertha Braude.  This series contains correspondence, photographs, programs, and awards.  There is also significant documentation related to Braude’s fifty years as a board member of HSSS, as well as correspondence, meeting minutes, and news clippings regarding her involvement with the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society (FHBS), the Philadelphia Conference of Jewish Women’s Organizations, the YM-YWHA, and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Brandeis University National Women’s Committee.  This series also contains audiocassette tapes containing oral history interviews with Bertha Braude.  Researchers should note that Braude’s correspondence with her family can be found in Series 4: Braude Family Correspondence.  This series is arranged alphabetically by subject. 
 
Box   Folder    Description
 
7          1          Awards, general          1960s
13          6          Awards, Hebrew Sunday School Society Service Award          1984
13          7          Awards, Lit Brothers “Mother of a Good Neighbor” Award          1961
7          2          Awards, Lit Brothers “Mother of a Good Neighbor” Award, correspondence, news clippings, and photographs          April-May 1961
7          3          Brandeis University: book plates in honor of Bertha and Henry W. Braude          undated
7          4          Brandeis University National Women’s Committee, Philadelphia Chapter: correspondence, programs, and Brandeis Bulletin          1954-1986
13        8          Brandeis University National Women’s Committee, Philadelphia Chapter: tribute certificate          1984
7          5          Brandeis University National Women’s Committee, Philadelphia Chapter: Tribute Luncheon for Bertha Braude          March-April 1984
7          6          Correspondence, general          1918-1980s, undated (1 of 3)
7          7          Correspondence, general          1918-1980s, undated (2 of 3)
7          8          Correspondence, general          1918-1980s, undated (3 of 3)
7          9          Correspondence with Sarner, Joseph          1943-1944
7          10          Election, Joy B. Takiff for Councilman-at-Large          1963
7          11          Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia: reports and budget proposals          1988
7          12          Female Hebrew Benevolent Society: news clippings, photographs, and speeches          1980-1982, undated
7          13          Hebrew Sunday School Society (HSSS): Board of Managers meeting minutes          1936-1948, 1960-1987
7          14          Hebrew Sunday School Society (HSSS): Board of Managers member lists          1966 -1985
7          15          Hebrew Sunday School Society (HSSS): By-laws and Constitution          1859, 1967
7          16          Hebrew Sunday School Society (HSSS): committee member lists          1960-1961, 1981-1982
8          1          Hebrew Sunday School Society (HSSS): correspondence, general          1936-1984
8          2          Hebrew Sunday School Society (HSSS): fact sheets          1966-1980, undated
8          3          Hebrew Sunday School Society (HSSS): Instruction and Discipline Committee and Printing and Text Book Committee meeting minutes          1936-1939
8          4          Hebrew Sunday School Society (HSSS): invitations and programs for anniversary events          1913, 1938, 1969-1987
8          5          Hebrew Sunday School Society (HSSS): invitations and programs for Evelyn A. Margolis lectures          1963-1970
8          6          Hebrew Sunday School Society (HSSS): invitations, programs, and addresses, general          1963-1984, undated
8          7          Hebrew Sunday School Society (HSSS): news clippings          1938, 1960-1972
8          8          Hebrew Sunday School Society (HSSS): notes          circa 1930s-1980s
8          9          Hebrew Sunday School Society (HSSS): printed materials, song sheets, and newsletters          1967-1980s
8          10          Hebrew Sunday School Society (HSSS): programs from graduation ceremonies          1935-1984
8          11          Hebrew Sunday School Society (HSSS): ribbons          circa 1976
8          12          Invitations          1930-1974, undated
8          13          Invitations, weddings of Ruth and Grace Braude          undated
8          14          League of Women Voters of PA: meeting minutes          1986
8          15          Lederer, Grace Newhouse: correspondence, tribute, and photographs          1925-1942, undated
8          16          Mikveh Israel: correspondence and news clippings          1934, 1942, undated
8          17          Negatives, pictures of family          circa 1920s-1940s
8          18          News clippings regarding Bertha Braude          1950-1989
8          19          News clippings regarding family and friends          1937-1974
13          1          Newspaper stamp of photograph of Hilda Joy (Braude) Takiff          January 1941
9          1          Obituary          November 1989
9          2          Oral history interview          1983-1984
9          3          Oral history interview          1988
9          4          Philadelphia Conference of Jewish Women’s Organizations: proposed amendments to by-laws and Conference Commentary          1958-1960, undated
9          5          Philadelphia High School for Girls: alumnae newsletter          May 1976
9          6          Philadelphia High School for Girls: yearbook          1918
9          7          Photographs          1949-1973
9          8          Programs, special events          1950-1975
9          9          School materials, children and grandchildren          1937-1964
9          10          Speeches, general          1931, undated
9          11          Travel materials, Bertha and Henry Braude          1932-1962
9          12          Young Men’s/Young Women’s Hebrew Association (YM/YWHA): correspondence, newsletters, photographs, and programs          1942-1951
 
 
Series 3: Braude Family Correspondence, 1919-1981, undated
 
Series 4: Braude Family Correspondence, 1919-1981, undated, contains letters written between Henry W. Braude, his wife Bertha, and their three children, Hilda Joy, Ruth, and Grace.  The correspondence predominately spans the 1920s-1960s.  The family members were avid letter-writers, and wrote to each other even during short separations.  Letters from the 1920s are frequently from Henry to Bertha and their daughters, written while Henry was away on business trips and vacations.  Much of the correspondence from the 1930s was written during the summer months, while Hilda Joy, Ruth, and Grace were at summer camp and Henry and Bertha were vacationing in New Jersey and Europe.  Henry Braude passed away in 1942, and Hilda Joy and Ruth were married shortly before his death.  As a result, most letters from the 1940s-1960s are from Hilda Joy, Ruth, and Grace to Bertha.  There is also correspondence from Ruth to the rest of the Braude Family in the 1940s describing her experience training with the United States Women’s Coast Guard Reserve at Smith College.
 
Box   Folder    Description
 
10          1          Henry to Bertha          1919
10          2          Henry to Bertha and daughters          1921-1924
10          3          Henry to Bertha and daughters          1925-1929
10          4          Hilda Joy and Ruth to Henry and Bertha          1929-1933
10          5          Henry to Bertha and daughters          1930-1939
10          6          Bertha to Henry          1932-1941
10          7          Henry to Hilda Joy and Ruth          July-August 1932
10          8          Ruth to Henry and Bertha          July-August 1932
10          9          Ruth to Grace          1932-1937
10          10          Henry to Hilda Joy and Ruth          July-August 1933
10          11          Ruth to Henry and Bertha          July-August 1933
10          12          Ruth to Henry          1934
10          13          Ruth to Bertha          1935
10          14          Henry to daughters          February 1936
10          15          Hilda Joy, Ruth, and Grace to Henry and Bertha          February 1936
11          1          Bertha to daughters          July-August 1937
11          2          Hilda Joy, Ruth, and Grace to Henry and Bertha        July-August 1937
11          3          Henry to Hilda Joy, Ruth, and Grace        August 1937
11          4          Ruth to family        1937
11          5          Henry to Hilda Joy, Ruth, and Grace        July-August 1938
11          6          Hilda Joy, Ruth, and Grace to Henry and Bertha        July-August 1938
11          7          Henry to Hilda Joy, Ruth, and Grace        July 1939
11          8          Bertha to daughters        July-August 1939
11          9          Hilda Joy, Ruth, and Grace to Bertha and Henry        July-August 1939
11          10          Hilda Joy to Bertha and Grace        1940
11          11          Henry to Bertha and daughters          1940-1941, undated
11          12          Ruth to family          1939-1941
11          13          Hilda Joy to Henry and Bertha          1941
11          14          Ruth to family          1942-1943
12          1          Ruth and Hilda Joy to Bertha          1942-1944
12          2          Ruth to Bertha and Grace          August 1944
12          3          Ruth to Bertha and Grace          August 1948
12          4          Hilda Joy to Bertha          circa 1948-1949
12          5          Bertha to Ruth          1949
12          6          Ruth to Bertha          1949
12          7          Grace to Bertha          1949-1957
12          8          Ruth to Bertha          1950-1954
12          9          Hilda Joy to Bertha          1955-1963, 1981, undated
12          10          Ruth to Bertha          1957-1964
12          11          Grace to Bertha          1962-1977, undated
12          12          Ruth to Bertha          1970-1977, undated