Leo L. Honor Papers

Collection ID: 
SCRC 46
Date: 
circa 1910s-1981, bulk 1913-1956
Footage: 
15 linear feet (36 boxes)

Collection Summary 

 
Title
Leo L. Honor Papers
 
Dates
Circa 1910s-1981, bulk 1913-1956
 
Collection ID
SCRC 46
 
Creator
Honor, Leo L., 1894-1956
 
Quantity
15 linear feet (36 boxes)
 
Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries
 
Language
Materials in English and Hebrew.
 
 
Detailed Collection Information 
 
Biographical Note
Leo Lazarus Honor (1894-1956) was born in Russia and immigrated to the United States at the age of seven.  He was raised in New York City and received his B.A. from the City College of New York in 1914.  After graduation, Honor taught at the Hebrew Orphans Asylum, served as principal of a Jewish girls’ school, and conducted Jewish history classes from home.  From 1916 to 1929, he taught Jewish history at the Teachers Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary.   In 1919 he also assumed the duties of registrar and developed a robust program of study for Jewish teachers.  In the mid-1920s, he taught at the short-lived Graduate School for Jewish Social Work and also spent time in Palestine.  In 1926, he received his Ph.D. from Columbia University.  
 
In 1929 Honor moved to Chicago to serve as Director of the College of Jewish Studies.  Six years later, he was appointed Executive Director of the local Board of Jewish Education.  In the early 1940s, Honor was asked to conduct a survey of the Jewish educational system in Philadelphia. Impressed by his work on the survey, the leaders of Philadelphia’s Jewish community invited Honor to serve as Acting Director of the Philadelphia Council of Jewish Education in 1945.  While in Philadelphia, he lectured at Dropsie College, and was subsequently offered a permanent teaching position.  In his ten years at Dropsie, Honor served as Director of its School of Education, oversaw the school’s New York extension, and successfully advocated for a summer program in Jewish Education.
 
Over the course of his career, Dr. Honor was active in a number of organizations.  He was a founding member of the American Association for Jewish Education and the National Council for Jewish Education.  He was involved with the Bureau of Jewish Education of New York and the Religious Education Association, headed the National Board of License, and served as an editor of Jewish Education magazine.  
 
Leo Honor married Jennie Jaffe in 1919 and they had two children, Herzl W. and Ruth Naomi.  He died in 1956.        
 
Description of Collection 
The Leo L. Honor Papers contain materials created by the prominent Jewish educator over the course of his forty-year career.  His papers contain curricular material from his teaching career, as well as correspondence, meeting minutes, publications, and reports from his involvement with numerous Jewish education organizations.  This collection also contains significant correspondence between Dr. Honor and other acknowledged leaders of the mid-century Jewish education profession.
 
Organization and Arrangement 
The collection is arranged into 8 series as follows:
 
Series 1: Correspondence, 1917-1956
Series 2: Organizations, 1913-1956
Series 3: Dropsie College, circa 1940s-1956
Series 4: Writings, circa 1910s-1956, undated
Series 5: Lectures and Class Curricula, circa 1910s-1956, undated
Series 6: Jewish Education Surveys, 1918-1953, undated
Series 7: Education Reference Files, circa 1913-1956, undated
Series 8: Leo L. Honor and Jennie Honor Personal Materials, 1951-1981, undated 
 
Series 1: Correspondence, 1917-1956, contains letters written between Dr. Honor and his colleagues and friends, many of whom were well-regarded Jewish educators.  Correspondents include Israel S. Chipkin, Samuel Dinin, Alexander Dushkin, Azriel Eisenberg, Emanuel Gamoran, Louis Kaplan, Judah Pilch, and many others.  While the majority of Honor’s correspondence can be found here, additional correspondence related to specific topics can be found throughout the collection.  This series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent’s last name.  Letters from less frequent correspondents are filed under the first letter of their last name.  Letters from unidentified correspondents can be found at the end of the series.
 
Series 2: Organizations, 1913-1956, contains documentation related to Honor’s involvement with a number of Jewish organizations, many of which were dedicated to the advancement of Jewish education.  Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, pamphlets, programs, and publications.   Additional correspondence with members of these organizations can be found in Series 1.  This series is arranged alphabetically by organization title.
 
Series 3: Dropsie College, circa 1940s-1956, contains material from Honor’s ten year career as professor and Director of the School of Education.  This series includes course curricular materials, such as syllabi, reading lists, and exams, as well as program planning materials.  There is also significant correspondence with students and faculty, including Dr. Abraham A. Neuman, president of Dropsie College.  Some materials in this series are restricted for a period of 75 years from the date of creation due to the presence of student records.  Restrictions, where applicable, are noted at the file level.  This series is arranged alphabetically by type of material.
 
Series 4: Writings, circa 1910s-1956, undated, contains a small selection of Dr. Honor’s writings, both published and unpublished.  Materials include copies of his published articles on Jewish education issues and book reviews, as well as notes and plans for future writing projects.  This series also contains correspondence related to specific writing projects.  Series 4 is arranged alphabetically by article or project title.
 
Series 5: Lectures and Class Curricula, circa 1910s-1956, undated, contains class curricular materials from the early part of Honor’s teaching career, as well as lectures he delivered both in class and at various symposia.  Class topics include Jewish history, biblical studies, and teacher training, while his lectures focus on the state of Jewish education.  This series also contains correspondence related to lecture requests.  This series is arranged alphabetically by type of material.
 
Series 6: Jewish Education Surveys, 1918-1953, undated, contains documentation related to surveys and self-studies completed by Jewish communities throughout the country.  These surveys were conducted to determine the state of Jewish education in individual American cities.  While some of these files were collected for Dr. Honor’s reference use, he was occasionally called upon to give advice and guidance.  He also personally conducted surveys of the state of Jewish education in Chicago and Philadelphia.  Material in this series includes correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports.  This series is arranged alphabetically by city name.
 
Series 7: Education Reference Files, circa 1913-1956, undated, contains reference material collected by Honor over the course of his career. Materials include articles, clippings, newsletters, and reports.  This series also contains a significant amount of educational material, including sample curricula, exams, workbooks, Hebrew language lessons, and Jewish holiday learning materials.  This series is arranged alphabetically by type of material.
 
Series 8: Leo L. Honor and Jennie Honor Personal Materials, 1951-1981, undated, contains material belonging to Jennie Honor, as well as documentation related to Leo Honor collected after his death.  Much of the series is comprised of correspondence, including a series of letters regarding a posthumous publication of Honor’s work, Selected Writings of Leo L. Honor, edited by A.P. Gannes.  This series is arranged alphabetically by type of material.
 
 
Patron Information 
 
Catalog Record 
A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b5642654~S30 
 
Research Access 
Collection is open for research.  Some materials in Series 3 are restricted for a period of 75 years from the date of creation due to the presence of student records.  Restrictions, where applicable, are noted at the file level.
 
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 Leo L. Honor Papers are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries.  Temple University holds intellectual property rights only for material donated to the university with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, 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], [Box/folder number], Leo L. Honor Papers, SCRC 46, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
 
 
Administrative Information 
 
Acquisition Information
Donated by Gratz College in 1986.   
 
Collection previously administered by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, acquired by Temple in June 2009.
 
Processing Information 
Collection processed and finding aid prepared in July 2014 by Jenna Marrone, Project Archivist, Special Collections Research Center.  Initial processing completed by Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center staff. 
 
 
Index Terms
 
The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:
 
Personal/Family Names:     
Brickner, Barnett R. (Barnett Robert), 1892-1958
Chipkin, Israel S., 1891-1955
Dinin, Samuel
Dushkin, Alexander M. (Alexander Mordecai), 1890-1976
Eisenberg, Azriel Louis, 1903-
Gamoran, Emanuel, 1895-1962
Gannes, Abraham P.
Golub, Jacob S. (Jacob Solomon), 1895-
Grayzel, Solomon, 1896-1980
Hurwich, Louis, 1886-1967
Kaplan, Louis L. (Louis Lionel), 1902-2001
Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem, 1881-1983
Neuman, Abraham A. (Abraham Aaron), 1890-
Pilch, Judah
Rosen, Ben, 1894-
Voorsanger, Elkan C. (Elkan Cohen), 1889-1963
 
Corporate Names: 
American Association for Jewish Education
Board of Jewish Education (Chicago, Ill.)
Bureau of Jewish Education (New York, N.Y.) 
College of Jewish Studies (Chicago, Ill.)
Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning
Jewish Education Committee of New York
Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Teachers Institute
National Council for Jewish Education
National Jewish Welfare Board
Philadelphia Council on Jewish Education
Religious Education Association
 
Subjects: 
Educational surveys
Jewish educators
Jews -- Education
Jews -- Study and teaching
Judaism -- Study and teaching
 
Places: 
Chicago (Ill.)
New York (N.Y.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
 
Material Types: 
Administrative records
Articles of incorporation
Bylaws (administrative records)
Clippings
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Membership lists
Minutes
Newsletters 
Pamphlets
Photocopies
Photographs
Publications
Reports
School records
 
 
Inventory
 
Series 1: Correspondence, 1917-1956
Series 1: Correspondence, 1917-1956, contains letters written between Dr. Honor and his colleagues and friends, many of whom were well-regarded Jewish educators.  Correspondents include Israel S. Chipkin, Samuel Dinin, Alexander Dushkin, Azriel Eisenberg, Emanuel Gamoran, Louis Kaplan, Judah Pilch, and many others.  While the majority of Honor’s correspondence can be found here,  additional correspondence related to specific topics can be found throughout the collection.  This series is arranged alphabetically by correspondent’s last name.  Letters from less frequent correspondents are filed under the first letter of their last name.  Letters from unidentified correspondents can be found at the end of the series.
 
Box   Folder    Description
 
1          1          A, General, 1946-1951
1          2          Adler, Morris, 1942-1943
1          3          Alper, Michael, 1946-1954
1          4          American Jewish Historical Society, 1950-1956
1          5          Arnoff, Nachman and Sarah, 1943-1946
1          6          B, General, 1935-1954
1          7          Bardin, Shlomo, 1943-1947
1          8          Benderly, Samson, 1926-1944
1          9          Berkson, Isaac, 1941-1948
1          10        Blank, S.L., 1945-1949
1          11        Blumenfield, Samuel, 1935-1947
1          12        Brandeis Camp Institute, 1945-1949
1          13        Brandeis Youth Foundation, 1949-1956
1          14        Brickner, Barnett R., 1933-1949
1          15        Brilliant, Nathan, 1944-1950
1          16        Brodetzky, B., 1945
1          17        Butterweck, Joseph S., 1947
1          18        C, General, 1938-1950
1          19        Cahman, Werner J., 1941-1945
1          20        Cahn, Louis M., 1946-1949
1          21        Cahn, Sidney, 1942-1944
1          22        Chipkin, Israel S., 1928-1934
1          23        Chipkin, Israel S., 1937-1940
1          24        Chipkin, Israel S., 1941
2          1          Chipkin, Israel S., 1942-1943
2          2          Chipkin, Israel S., 1944-1946
2          3          Chipkin, Israel S., 1947-1955
2          4          Chomsky, William, 1943-1946
2          5          Christopher Publishing House, 1933-1934
2          6          Cohen, Frank, 1945
2          7          D, General, 1938-1956
2          8          Davidson, Joseph E., 1947
2          9          Davis, Moshe, 1946-1955
2          10        Diamond, Joseph, 1943-1950   
2          11        Dinin, Samuel, 1923-1952
2          12        Dushkin, Alexander, 1927-1947
2          13        E, General, 1932-1950
2          14        Edidin, Ben, 1934-1945
2          15        Eisenberg, Azriel, 1945-1951
2          16        Elkin, S., 1947-1951
2          17        Engelman, Uriah Z., 1946-1947
2          18        Ephraim, Miriam R., 1946-1947
3          1          F, General, 1937-1950
3          2          Feinstein, Moses, 1945-1949
3          3          Finkel, Samuel B., 1947
3          4          Finkelstein, Louis, 1941-1946
3          5          Flight, J.W., 1947
3          6          Forman, Max and Diana, 1945-1947
3          7          Frankel, Bernard, 1944-1946
3          8          G, General, 1919-1952
3          9          Gamoran, Emanuel, 1934-1955
3          10        Gannes, A.P., 1946-1949
3          11        Ginsburgh, Sylvan J., 1944-1950
3          12        Glatzer, Nacham, 1943-1945
3          13        Goldfin, Judah, 1946-1947
3          14        Goldin, Grace, 1945-1946
3          15        Goldman, Israel M., 1943-1950
3          16        Goldman, Solomon, 1939-1945
3          17        Goldsmith, Samuel A., 1946-1950
3          18        Goldstein, David A., 1937-1938
3          19        Golub, Jacob, 1928-1947
3          20        Goodman, Philip (Jewish Book Council), 1948-1950
3          21        Gordon, Louis, 1940-1944
3          22        Gottschalk, Louis, 1945-1951
3          23        Grayzel, Solomon, 1944-1951
3          24        Green, Emanuel, 1942-1945
3          25        Greenberg, Jacob, 1943
3          26        Greenwald, Herbert S., 1945
4          1          H, General, 1935-1956
4          2          Halevy, Mordecai, 1947
4          3          Harcave, Sidney, 1944-1947
4          4          Hartstein, Jacob I., 1949-1951
4          5          Hurwich, Louis and Leah, 1941-1948
4          6          Isaacs, Bernard, 1940-1949
4          7          J, General, 1917-1950
4          8          K, General, 1932-1951
4          9          Kadushin, Max, 1940-1945
4          10        Kahn, Benjamin M. (B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation), 1946-1947
4          11        Kaminker, Samuel, 1945-1954
4          12        Kaplan, Louis L., 1940-1950
4          13        Kaplan, Mordecai, 1927-1944
4          14        Katz, A. Raymond, 1947-1951
4          15        Kessler, Aharon, 1946-1956
4          16        Kliers, Maurice I., 1945-1946
4          17        Kohanski, Alexander S., 1945-1951
4          18        Kolatch, Arthur J., 1946-1947
4          19        Konovitz, Israel, 1941-1946
4          20        Kraft, Louis, 1945-1950
4          21        Krakower, Isadore E., 1948-1950
4          22        Krug, Mark M., 1948-1949
4          23        Kummel, Sara B., 1945
4          24        L, General, 1945-1950
4          25        Landman, Isaac, 1936-1943
4          26        Lapson, Judah, 1942-1944
4          27        Leibman, Morris, 1945-1950
4          28        Lelyveld, Arthur J., 1948-1952
4          29        Levine, Harry O. H., 1947-1948
4          30        Levitas, Isaac, 1944-1951
4          31        Levitsky, Louis M. (Associated Talmud Torahs of Philadelphia), 1937-1946
5          1          Lewin, Kurt, 1943-1945
5          2          M, General, 1941-1956
5          3          Menes, A., 1943
5          4          Musical Instruments for Palestine, 1945-1947
5          5          N, General, 1945-1950
5          6          Nadich, Judah, 1945
5          7          National Academy for Adult Jewish Studies, 1946
5          8          National Council of Jewish Women, 1956
5          9          Nudelman, Edward, 1946-1950
5          10        O, General, 1947-1951
5          11        P, General, 1937-1951
5          12        Peiser, Kurt, 1944-1949
5          13        Pekarsky, Herman, 1943-1944
5          14        Pekarsky, Maurice B., 1944-1947
5          15        Pennsylvania School of Social Work, 1947
5          16        Pilch, Judah, 1948-1956
5          17        Pioneer Women, 1949
5          18        Pitlik, Samuel, 1946-1951
5          19        Pomerantz, I.C., 1946-1951
5          20        Quat, Jacob, 1948
5          21        R, General, 1941-1951
5          22        Rabinoff, George W., 1945-1949
5          23        Rappaport, Israel B., 1945-1948
5          24        Reznick, Hyman, 1945-1947
5          25        Rosen, Ben, 1921-1940
5          26        Rudavsky, David, 1945-1947
5          27        Ruffman, Louis L., 1947
5          28        S, General, 1943-1952
5          29        Sachar, Abraham L., 1947-1948
5          30        Scharfstein, Zvi, 1940-1947
5          31        Schoolman, A.P., 1940-1952
5          32        Shultz, Leona, 1945-1947
5          33        Slesinger, Zalmen, 1956
5          34        Sobeloff, Isidore, 1941-1943
6          1          Soltes, Mordecai, 1941-1951
6          2          Spiegel, Shalom, 1940-1946
6          3          Stoddard, Alexander J., 1947
6          4          T, General, 1948-1950
6          5          Tchernowitz, Chaim, 1937-1945
6          6          Towster, Julian, 1949-1951
6          7          University of Chicago Divinity School, 1944
6          8          Veret, Paul, 1938-1947
6          9          Voorsanger, Elkan C., 1941-1946
6          10        W, General, 1928-1949
6          11        Wertheim, D.A., 1945
6          12        X, Y, Z, General, 1945-1956
6          13        General correspondence: family, circa 1919-1929
6          14        General correspondence: Hebrew, 1920s-1940s
6          15        General correspondence: unidentified correspondents, 1928-1948
 
 
Series 2: Organizations, 1913-1956 
Series 2: Organizations, 1913-1956, contains documentation related to Honor’s involvement with a number of Jewish organizations, many of which were dedicated to the advancement of Jewish education.  Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, pamphlets, programs, and publications.   Additional correspondence with members of these organizations can be found in Series 1.  This series is arranged alphabetically by organization title.
 
Box   Folder    Description
 
6          16        Akiba Hebrew Academy: correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports, 1946-1956
6          17        American Association for Jewish Education: By-laws, 1945
6          18-19   American Association for Jewish Education: conference materials, general, circa 1950-1954
7          1-2       American Association for Jewish Education: Conference on Personnel Problem, correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports, 1954-1956
7          3          American Association for Jewish Education: correspondence, general, 1946-1955
7          4          American Association for Jewish Education: financial reports and statements, 1946-1950
7          5          American Association for Jewish Education: Information Bulletins, 1946-1948
7          6          American Association for Jewish Education: meeting minutes, 1946-1948, 1953-1955
7          7-8       American Association for Jewish Education: Personnel Committee, correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports, 1945-1949
8          1          American Association for Jewish Education: reports, circa 1940s 
8          2          American Association for Jewish Education: World Conference/Union on Jewish Education, correspondence, 1947
8          3          American Jewish Committee: correspondence and notes regarding project, 1956
8          4          Board of Jewish Education of Chicago: correspondence, 1938, January-April 1945
8          5          Board of Jewish Education of Chicago: correspondence, May-December 1945
8          6          Board of Jewish Education of Chicago: correspondence, 1946-1954
8          7          Board of Jewish Education of Chicago: lists of staff, board members, and affiliated organizations, circa 1946
8          8          Board of Jewish Education of Chicago: meeting minutes and reports, 1944-1945
8          9          Board of Jewish Education of Chicago: programs, 1930s-1940s
8          10        Board of Jewish Education of Chicago: Teachers’ Bulletins, 1942-1956
8          11        Bureau of Jewish Education of New York City: correspondence and reports, 1919-1946
8          12        Bureau of Jewish Education of New York City: monthly letters, 1923-1925
9          1          Bureau of Jewish Education of New York City: personnel records, 1920s
9          2          Chicago Reconstructionist Fellowship: correspondence, meeting minutes, and journal, 1942-1944
9          3          College of Jewish Studies, Chicago: correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports, 1931-1945
9          4          College of Jewish Studies, Chicago: course offerings, 1930-1951
9          5          College of Jewish Studies, Chicago: newsletters, 1933-1950
9          6          College of Jewish Studies, Chicago: programs, Commencement, 1931-1946
9          7          College of Jewish Studies, Chicago: programs, exhibits, lectures, and symposia, 1929-1950
9          8          Commission for the Study of Jewish Education in the United States: correspondence and reports, 1955-1956
9          9          Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc.: correspondence, 1954-1956
9          10        Eastern Clergy Bureau: applications and correspondence, 1934-1955
9          11        Esco Friends, Inc.: correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports, 1941-1945
9          12        Esco Friends, Inc.: correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports, 1946-1950
10        1          Gratz College: correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports, 1946-1956
10        2          Histadrut Ivrith of America: correspondence, meeting minutes, and publications, circa 1948-1955
10        3          Histadrut Ivrith of Philadelphia, circa 1948-1951
10        4          Jewish Center Lecture Bureau: correspondence, 1946-1956
10        5          Jewish Center Lecture Bureau: publications, 1946-1956
10        6          Jewish Education: correspondence and meeting minutes, 1951-1955
10        7          Jewish Education: correspondence and meeting minutes, 1956
10        8          Jewish Education Committee of New York: JEC Bulletin, 1949-1956
11        1          Jewish Education Committee of New York: meeting minutes, printed materials, and reports, 1941-1952
11        2          Jewish Education Society of Essex County: correspondence, meeting minutes, and notes, circa 1951-1956
11        3          Jewish Education Society of Essex County: reports, 1945-1955
11        4          Jewish Publication Society: correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports, 1949-1952
11        5          Jewish Theological Seminary: correspondence, pamphlets, and programs, 1942-1950
11        6          Labor Zionist Organization of America: correspondence and conference materials, 1949-1950
11        7-8       National Board of License: correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports, 1941-1956
12        1-2       National Board of License: correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports, 1941-1956
12        3          National Conference of Jewish Communal Service: correspondence and reports, 1949-1954
12        4          National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare: correspondence and meeting minutes, 1937-1947
12        5-6       National Council for Jewish Education: correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports, 1944-1956
12        7          National Jewish Welfare Board: annual reports, 1945-1946
12        8          National Jewish Welfare Board: correspondence and meeting minutes, 1946-1947
12        9-10     National Jewish Welfare Board: publications, 1941-1946
13        1          Philadelphia Board of License: correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports, 1946-1949
13        2-3       Philadelphia Council on Jewish Education: “Chats” newsletter, 1945-1956
13        4          Philadelphia Council on Jewish Education: correspondence, 1944-1946
13        5          Philadelphia Council on Jewish Education: correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports, 1940-1951
13        6          Philadelphia Fellowship Commission: correspondence and meeting minutes, 1955-1956  
13        7          Philadelphia Jewish Community Relations Council: correspondence, 1946-1947
14        1          Religious Education Association: correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports, 1936-1940
14        2          Religious Education Association: correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports, 1941-1943
14        3          Religious Education Association: correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports, 1944-1946
14        4          Religious Education Association: correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports, 1947-1950
14        5          Religious Education Association: correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports, 1951-1955
14        6          Teachers Institute, Jewish Theological Seminary: addresses to graduates, 1913-1919
14        7          Teachers Institute, Jewish Theological Seminary: Alumni Association, the Morris D. Levine Chair, meeting minutes, 1951
14        8          Teachers Institute, Jewish Theological Seminary: correspondence, curriculum planning, and meeting minutes, 1918-1928
14        9          Teachers Institute, Jewish Theological Seminary: Three-Year Course in Jewish History, course outlines, circa 1920s
14        10        Training Bureau for Jewish Communal Service: correspondence, 1947-1948
15        1          Training Bureau for Jewish Communal Service: curricula, meeting minutes, and reports, 1947-1948
15        2          Training Bureau for Jewish Communal Service: curricula, meeting minutes, and reports, 1949-1950
15        3          United Synagogue of America: curricula, meeting minutes, and reports, 1949
15        4          World Union for Jewish Education: correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports, 1947-1954
15        5          Zionist Organization of America: correspondence and reports, 1920-1949
15        6          Zionist Organization of Chicago: correspondence and reports, 1933
 
 
Series 3: Dropsie College, circa 1940s-1956
Series 3: Dropsie College, circa 1940s-1956, contains material from Honor’s ten year career as professor and Director of the School of Education.  This series includes course curricular materials, such as syllabi, reading lists, and exams, as well as program planning materials.  There is also significant correspondence with students and faculty, including Dr. Abraham A. Neuman, president of Dropsie College.  Some materials in this series are restricted for a period of 75 years from the date of creation due to the presence of student records.  Restrictions, where applicable, are noted at the file level.  This series is arranged alphabetically by type of material.
 
Box   Folder    Description
 
15        7          Article regarding Dropsie College, Jewish Education newsletter, 1948
15        8          Correspondence, general, 1946-1956
15        9          Correspondence regarding the Department of Higher Education, Washington D.C., 1948-1954
16        1          Correspondence regarding fellowship candidates, 1943
16        2          Correspondence regarding fellowships, circa 1946-1954
16        3          Correspondence regarding student theses, 1954-1956 [RESTRICTED]     
16        4          Correspondence regarding Summer Institute at B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation, 1954-1956
16        5          Correspondence regarding symposia and special projects, 1955-1956
16        6          Correspondence with faculty: Finkel, Samuel B., 1950-1956
16        7          Correspondence with faculty: general, 1948-1954
16        8          Correspondence with faculty: Neuman, Abraham A., 1944-1956
16        9          Correspondence with former students, 1955-1956
16        10        Correspondence with prospective students, 1946-1949
16        11        Correspondence with students: Finkelstein, Meyer, 1953-1956
16        12-13   Correspondence with students: general, 1949-1956
16        14        Correspondence with students: Gordon, Jacob D., 1954
17        1          Course material: Administration and Supervision, 1950-1954
17        2          Course material: Curriculum Construction, 1947-1957, undated
17        3          Course material: Curriculum Construction, 1949-1952
17        4          Course material: History in the Education Process, 1947-1954
17        5          Course material: History of Jewish Education in the United States, 1941-1955
17        6          Course material: Introduction to the Bible, undated
17        7          Course material: Jewish Education from a Community Standpoint, 1946-1951
17        8          Course material: Jewish Education from a Community Standpoint, circa 1953-1956
17        9          Course material: Pedagogy of Biblical History, Problems in Biblical History, and Problems and Goals of Teaching Biblical History, circa 1949-1956
17        10        Course offerings and program planning, circa 1946-1955
18        1          Courses of study, circa 1945-1946
18        2-4       Examination questions, 1948-1956
18        5          Office filing lists, circa 1956
18        6          Plan for the Department of Education transition to School of Education, 1946-1947
18        7          Student papers, 1956 [RESTRICTED]
18        8          Student papers, 1956, undated [RESTRICTED]
18        9          Suggested reading lists, circa 1940s-1950s
18        10        Suggested readings for Ph.D. degree candidates, 1949
18        11        Summer session, circa 1946
18        12        Syllabi, New York Extension Division: Curriculum Development and History in the Education Process, 1955-1956
 
 
Series 4: Writings, circa 1910s-1956, undated
Series 4: Writings, circa 1910s-1956, undated, contains a small selection of Dr. Honor’s writings, both published and unpublished.  Materials include copies of his published articles on Jewish education issues and book reviews, as well as notes and plans for future writing projects.  This series also contains correspondence related to specific writing projects.  Series 4 is arranged alphabetically by article or project title.
 
Box   Folder     Description
 
19         1          “American Intercession in Behalf of Jews,” March 1950
19         2          Appendix and bibliography: “The History of Palestine Prior to the Israelite Occupation,” undated
19         3          Biblical History Outlines, 1946
19         4          Biblical History Outlines: drafts, circa 1946
19         5          Book of Kings 1: A Commentary: correspondence, 1955-1956
19         6          Book of Kings 1: A Commentary: Introduction, outlines, and notes, circa 1950-1955
19         7          Book review: The Chronicler’s History of Israel by Charles C. Torrey, 1954
19         8          Correspondence soliciting articles, 1949-1956
19         9          Counter article on “Assyriology” entry in the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, undated
19         10        Dictionary of education terms: correspondence, 1954-1955
19         11        Dictionary of education terms: definitions, 1954-1955
19         12        Excerpts on “Biblical World,” undated
19         13        “The Function of the Jewish Religious School,” November 1915
19         14        “The Functions of the Central Agency in a Community Program of Jewish Education”:  radio talk and article, 1937
19         15        “The Functions of a Community Agency for Jewish Education,” undated
19         16        “Guiding Principles for Writing and Teaching Jewish History,” circa 1920, 1952
19         17        “Harmonizing Biblical Chronological Notices with One Another and with Chronological Data of Entire Biblical World,” 1950s
20         1          “The Impact of the Jewish Environment and American Ideas on Jewish Elementary Education in the United States,” 1955
20         2          “Jewish Education in the United States”: drafts and notes, undated
20         3          “Jewish Education – Problems and Solutions,” October 1936
20         4          “Jewish Elementary Education in the United States (1901-1950),” 1952
20         5          Jewish People, Past and Present: correspondence regarding article, 1947-1951
20         6          “Jewish Teaching as a Profession,” circa 1915
20         7          Notes, general, undated
20         8          Notes on the history of Jewish Education in the United States, circa 1930s-1950s
20         9          Plans for Jewish classics series, circa 1910s-1920s
20         10        Proposed writings in Jewish history, circa 1910s-1920s
20         11        Reference files for “Jews in Philadelphia,” circa 1940s-1950s
20         12        “The Role of Memory in Biblical History,” undated
20         13        “Statistics Concerning Jews,” undated
20         14        “The Teachers Institute and Jewish Education,” June 1912
20         15        “The Teaching of Jewish History,” circa 1920s
20         16        Transliteration Plan, 1937-1939, 1951
20         17        Untitled writings, undated
 
 
Series 5: Lectures and Class Curricula, circa 1910s-1956, undated
Series 5: Lectures and Class Curricula, circa 1910s-1956, undated, contains class curricular materials from the early part of Honor’s teaching career, as well as lectures he delivered both in class and at various symposia.  Class topics include Jewish history, biblical studies, and teacher training, while his lectures focus on the state of Jewish education.  This series also contains correspondence related to lecture requests.  This series is arranged alphabetically by type of material.
 
Box   Folder    Description
 
20        18        Course lectures and outlines, circa 1910s-1920s
20        19-20   Course lectures and outlines, circa 1920s-1930s
21        1          Course lectures and outlines, circa 1920s-1930s
21        2-3       Course lectures and outlines, circa 1930s-1940s
21        4          Course outlines on Jewish history, circa 1910s-1920s
21        5          Course outlines on teaching Jewish history, circa 1916-1923
21        6-7       Lecture correspondence, 1942-1956
21        8-9       Lecture notes, general, circa 1930s-1950s
21        10        Lecture notes on the history of the Jewish labor movement, undated
22        1          Lecture notes on Jewish history, circa 1920s-1940s
22        2          Lecture: Twenty Years Ago Jewish Education was in a Chaotic Condition, undated
22        3          Lecture: What Should be the Aim of Jewish Education?, July 1915
22        4          Lectures delivered at Hebrew University, 1953
22        5          Lectures delivered at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work: Background of Jewish Social and Cultural Institutions, 1947
22        6          Lectures regarding Hebrew University, undated
22        7          Lectures regarding Jewish Education and the Tercentenary, 1954
22        8          Lectures regarding the Mandeans, undated
22        9          Lectures regarding trends and challenges in the Jewish education, circa 1953-1955
 
 
Series 6: Jewish Education Surveys, 1918s-1953, undated
Series 6: Jewish Education Surveys, 1918-1953, undated, contains documentation related to surveys and self-studies completed by Jewish communities throughout the country.  These surveys were conducted to determine the state of Jewish education in individual American cities.  While some of these files were collected for Dr. Honor’s reference use, he was occasionally called upon to give advice and guidance.  He also personally conducted surveys of the state of Jewish education in Chicago and Philadelphia.  Material in this series includes correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports.  This series is arranged alphabetically by city name.
 
Box   Folder    Description
 
22        10        Buffalo, New York, 1943-1946
22        11        Chicago, Illinois, 1927-1934, 1940-1945
22        12        Chicago, Illinois: South Side, 1944
22        13-14   Cleveland, Ohio, 1953
23        1          Cleveland, Ohio, 1953
23        2          Detroit, Michigan, 1944
23        3          Duluth, Minnesota, 1944
23        4          Indianapolis, Indiana, 1943-1946
23        5          Jersey City, New Jersey, circa 1929
23        6          Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1941
23        7          Omaha, Nebraska, circa 1929, 1938-1939
23        8          Omaha, Nebraska, 1943-1944
23        9          Palestine, 1947
23        10-12   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1937-1952
24        1          Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Jewish Education in Philadelphia: A Survey, circa 1943
24        2          Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1946
24        3          St. Louis, Missouri, 1939
24        4          St. Louis, Missouri, 1939-1940
24        5          St. Louis, Missouri, 1940-1943
24        6          St. Louis, Missouri, 1943
24        7          St. Paul, Minnesota, 1942-1944
24        8          San Francisco, California, 1938-1939
24        9          Savannah, Georgia, undated
24        10        Southern Illinois, 1943-1944
24        11        General survey materials: correspondence, notes, and questionnaires, 1918-1949
 
 
Series 7: Education Reference Files, circa 1913-1956, undated
Series 7: Education Reference Files, circa 1913-1956, undated, contains reference material collected by Honor over the course of his career.  Materials include articles, clippings, newsletters, and reports.  This series also contains a significant amount of educational material, including sample curricula, exams, workbooks, Hebrew language lessons, and Jewish holiday learning materials.  This series is arranged alphabetically by type of material.
 
Box   Folder    Description
 
25        1          Articles, general, 1926-1951
25        2          Articles and journals in Hebrew, circa 1940s-1950s
25        3          Atlanta Bureau of Jewish Education annual reports, 1946-1948
25        4          Audiovisual aids: lists and recommendations, 1946-1951
25        5          Bibliographies, circa 1920s-1948
25        6          B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation, 1945-1954, undated
25        7          Book catalogues, 1936-1955
26        1          Book lists for potential purchase, 1947-1956
26        2          Book lists for potential purchase, 1947-1956
26        3          Boston Hebrew Teacher’s College and Hebrew High School Register, 1947
26        4          Bureau of Education of Akron, Ohio: annual reports, 1944-1946
26        5          Bureau of Education of Buffalo, New York: reports, 1947, undated
26        6          Bureau of Jewish Education of Cleveland, Ohio: publications and reports, 1949-1954
26        7          Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Miami: reports, 1945-1952
26        8          Bureau of Jewish Education of Los Angeles, California: reports, 1944-1948
26        9          Bureau of Jewish Education of New Haven, Connecticut: reports, 1945-1947
26        10        Bureau of Jewish Education of Omaha, Nebraska: reports and programs, 1945-1947
27        1          Camp Avodah reports and camp materials, 1944-1947
27        2          Camp Ramah report, 1947
27        3          Central Hebrew High School of Chicago publication, 1946
27        4          Children’s Jewish Education curricula, 1955, undated
27        5          Cleveland Hebrew Schools and United Jewish Religious Schools annual reports, 1949-1951
27        6          Clippings, general, 1920s-1950s
27        7          Clippings, general, 1920s-1950s
27        8          Codes of practice and professional ethics, circa 1946-1948
27        9          Committee for the Self-Study of Jewish Education in Philadelphia, 1951
27        10        Conference papers, proceedings and workbooks, general, 1933-1956
28        1          Conference proceedings: Religious Instruction and the Public School, November 1946
28        2          Conference proceedings: Sectarianism in the Public Schools, 1947
28        3          Conference programs, general, 1943-1953
28        4          Confirmation course outlines, undated
28        5          Constitution of Brothers in Jewish Service, circa 1913
28        6          Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds: reports and conference programs, 1946-1947
28        7          Curriculum suggestions: Jewish history, 1915, undated
28        8          Curriculum suggestions: Jewish history, circa 1920s-1940s
29        1          Education Bulletin, 1945-1948
29        2          Education Bulletin Service, 1941-1942
29        3          Education course listings, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1946
29        4          Educational material in Hebrew, circa 1930s-1950s
29        5          Education resource materials, general, 1939-1956
29        6          Education resource materials, general, 1939-1956
29        7          Essays from symposium on “Goals for Jewish Education,” circa 1956
29        8          Examination samples, undated
29        9          Hebrew aptitude test, 1946-1947
30        1-5       Hebrew language course materials, undated
30        6          Hebrew Sunday School Society: content for courses on Jewish history and culture, undated
30        7          Hebrew Sunday School Society: curricula, 1940s
30        8          Hebrew Sunday School Society: curricula, 1940s-1950s
31        1          Hebrew Sunday School Society: weekly staff memos, 1946-1952
31        2          Hebrew Sunday School Society: weekly staff memos, 1946-1952
31        3          Hebrew Sunday School Society: weekly staff memos, 1946-1952
31        4          Herzliah Teacher’s Seminary, 1945
31        5          Israel Friedlander Class, 1922-1931
31        6          Jewish book programs, 1945-1948
31        7          Jewish Book Week, 1939-1946
31        8          Jewish center work, 1948-1950
31        9          Jewish Charities of Chicago, circa 1944
31        10        Jewish Community News, 1949
31        11        Jewish Education News, 1925-1926
31        12        Jewish history achievement tests, 1929
31        13        Jewish Music Council of Philadelphia, 1940s
31        14        List of Jews mentioned in Congressional records, 1889-1938, 1930s
31        15        Newsletters, Los Angeles organizations, 1951-1952
31        16        Newsletters, Philadelphia organizations, 1947-1949
32        1          Newsletters and magazines, 1920s-1950s
32        2          Pamphlets, general, circa 1940s-1950s
32        3          Pamphlets, general, circa 1940s-1950s
32        4          Pennsylvania Department of Public Instruction Curriculum Development newsletter, 1949-1950
32        5          Plays and pageant scripts, 1945-1948
32        6          Pre-school Jewish education, 1954, undated
32        7          Program materials for Jewish holidays, 1940s-1950s
33        1          Program materials for Jewish holidays, 1940s-1950s
33        2-4       Programs and publications in Hebrew, circa 1930s-1950s
34        1          Proposals by Judge Stern regarding Palestine, undated
34        2          Proposed manual on Hebrew School administration, undated
34        3          Publications regarding Jewish education in Palestine, circa 1930s
34        4          Reading lists, history and education courses, 1927-1951
34        5          Readings in honor of the First Anniversary of Israeli Independence Day, 1949
34        6          Released time: religious education and public schools, 1941-1951
34        7          Religion in public schools, 1948-1949
34        8-9       Reports on Jewish education, general, 1920s-1950s
35        1-2       Reports on Jewish education, general, 1920s-1950s
35        3          Report on the School of Education of the Hebrew University and the Ministry of Education and Culture, 1953-1954
35        4          Research materials on licensing Jewish educators, circa 1920s
35        5          Salary structures, Jewish educators, 1929-1945
35        6          Sample school forms, 1948-1949
35        7          Schenectady Bureau of Jewish Education: reports, 1947-1949
35        8          “Some Guiding Principles for the Curriculum of the Jewish School of Tomorrow,” 1932
35        9          Statistics regarding Jewish education, 1909, circa 1946-1949
36        1          Statistics regarding Jewish history, undated
36        2          Summer study programs in Israel, 1950-1951
36        3          Talmud Torah of Minneapolis, 1949-1951
36        4          Teachers aids, 1946-1951, undated
36        5          Telephone numbers “frequently used,” undated
36        6          Visual aids: classroom suggestions, undated
36        7          Yeshiva University course catalog, 1948-1949
 
 
Series 8: Leo L. Honor and Jennie Honor Personal Materials, 1951-1981, undated
Series 8: Leo L. Honor and Jennie Honor Personal Materials, 1951-1981, undated, contains material belonging to Jennie Honor, as well as documentation related to Leo Honor collected after his death.  Much of the series is comprised of correspondence, including a series of letters regarding a posthumous publication of Honor’s work, Selected Writings of Leo L. Honor, edited by A.P. Gannes.  This series is arranged alphabetically by type of material.
 
Box   Folder    Description
 
36        8          Biography of Leo L. Honor written by A.P. Schoolman, undated
36        9          Collected materials, clippings, and correspondence, general, 1961-1981
36        10        Correspondence, general, 1951-1969
36        11        Correspondence regarding fellowships in Dr. Honor’s honor, 1957-1971
36        12        Correspondence regarding Honor’s entry in National Cyclopedia of American Biography, 1956-1960
36        13        Correspondence regarding the Selected Writings of Leo L. Honor, 1965-1967
36        14        Memorial articles, 1964-1965
36        15        News clippings: reviews of posthumous book publication, 1965-1966
36        16        Photographs, 1953-1954, undated
36        17        Publicity: correspondence, news clippings and programs regarding Dr. Honor’s lectures and writings, 1952-1956