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Jewish Agricultural Society

Type / Call #AGRICULTURAL / I-206MATERIAL ABOUT JEWISH FARMERS THROUGHOUT U.S., PRIMARILY DELAWARE, FLORIDA, CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, NEW ENGLAND, NEW YORK, AND NEW JERSEY. ALSO ANNUAL REPORTS OF NATIONAL ORGANIZATION (1901-1958) AND OFFICES IN ULSTER AND SULLIVAN COUNTIES, NY. REPORTS AND PERSONAL PAPERS OF HERMAN LEVINE, A STAFF MEMBER. ALSO INCLUDES APPLICATION AND PHOTOGRAPHS, REPORTS OF INDIVIDUAL FARMS IN NY AND NJ, COMMEMORATIVE MATERIAL ON THE SHOLEM COLONY, NY, JEWISH FARM JOKES, AND NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINE ARTICLES ON JEWISH FARMS AND FARMERS.
LanguageYID AND ENG
Years1901-1978
Size7 boxes
ScopeJewish Agricultural Society. This organization was formed in 1900 by the Baron de Hirsch Fund to promote farming among Jews in the US. The Society settled about 4900 families on farms, placed nearly 22,000 farm employees in 31 states, and extended almost $15,000,000 in loans to farmers in 41 states. Records are in 7 boxes and span 1901-1978 under call number I-206.

Box 2 contains general information about 12 Jewish farmers in Sullivan and Ulster Counties, New York; Hamilton, TX; Janesville, WI, and Clayton, Millville, and Vineland, NJ:

Mr. Rosenberg - a farmer in Elenville NY, 1918
Kaplinsky - a farmer in Interlaken NY, 1942
Isaac Comer - Hamilton, Texas, 1944
Aaron Fuchs
David & Sol Katzen - Philadelphia, Clayton, NJ, Janesville WI, 1952
Isaac Levin - Millville, NJ, 1964
Schaffer - Vineland, NJ, 1964
Isadore Olejnik, 1964
Renick Family History - Elenville NY
Mr. A. Baum - Locke, NY

Box 7 contains loan applications, which include some biographical information.

All AJHS manuscript collections must be accessed in person on-site at the American Jewish Historical Society. For information on how to research the AJHS archival collections, essential information about their Reading Room and Regulations can be found at http://www.ajhs.org/reference/readingrooms.cfm.

The AJHS collections themselves are not available in any electronic form, on this website or elsewhere. The AJHS has been collecting this material for over 100 years, and preserves it in its archives in the original format, be it handwritten, typewritten, or printed. For more information on the AJHS' genealogical holdings see the article "Genealogical Resources at the American Jewish Historical Society".

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