Fifty Years of Jewish Life in Philadelphia Translation Manuscripts

Collection ID: 
SCRC 270
1984, undated
0.1 linear feet (3 folders)


Scarf, Maxwell

Materials in English.

Historical Note
The Yiddish language book Fuftsig yohr geshikhṭe 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 from 1879 through 1929; volume 2, published in 1934, covers 1929 through 1934.  

Collection Overview
Collection consists of two sets of translations for volume 1, 1879–1929. One translation was completed by Maxwell Scarf in 1984, and covers 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.

Research Access
Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Information
Found in collection, source unknown. 

Processing Information
Collection processed and guide prepared in 2012 by Jessica Lydon, Project Archivist.

Preferred Citation
[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], [Collection title], [Collection ID], 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 

Index Terms
The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in the Temple University Libraries’ electronic catalog.

Personal/Family Names:
Freeman, Moses
Greifer, Julian L.
Scarf, Maxwell

Yiddish--Translations into English

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types: