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The following pdf files contain a description and an inventory of the collection.

Alsace-Lorraine Region Collection 1786-1868
Documents arranged in three series: Alsace, Lorraine, and Avignon/L�Isle. The general theme is the liquidation of the debts contracted by the Anciennes Communautes before and during the French Revolution and Terror and includes Amsterdam Documents Collection 1753-1939 inventories, personal and communal financial statements, proceedings of debt liquidation, commissions, petitions, bills, and receipts. The Lorraine Region series includes general communal records.

Alsatian Jews Collection
A collection of detailed lists and evaluations of the contents of estates of Jews from little known villages and towns in the French Alsace

Amsterdam Collection
This collection contains engagement and marriage contracts, documents concerning leverate marriage, contracts of sale or transfer of synagogue seats, loan and marriage agreements, wills, bequests, waivers, receipts, partnership agreements, powers of attorney, inventories, birth, death burial records. The documents have been returned to the Amsterdam community, but are on microfilm.

Benas Levy Collection
Documents relating to the administration of the Jewish Community of Berlin.

Bookplate Inventory
The Jewish Bookplate Collection is a vast collection of bookplates owned primarily by Jews or executed by Jewish graphic artists. The bookplates may be with or without Jewish themes. Included are bookplates of Jewish institutions, of Judaica and Hebraica library collections and non-Jewish bookplates containing Hebrew or Old Testament passages

Consistoire Centrale
Drafts or file copies of letters originating in the Paris office of the Consistoire Central. Letters are addressed to the regional French consistories, to the Ministry of Cults, prefects, and Governor General of Algeria. Prominent themes are predominantly administrative

French Miscellanea Collection
An artificial collection assembled from manuscripts and archives acquired at various times by the Hebrew Union College Library. Other European countries figure in the collections which include personal and official correspondence, scholarly and literary notes, drafts, essays, lecture notes, poems, prayers, communal records, genealogical notes, court log books, etc.

German Collection
The German collection is an artificial collection assembled conveniently under that title from a few smaller collections and from other unprocessed collections. It consists of a wide variety of documents and papers including correspondence, manuscripts, notes, drafts of articles and books, recommendations, geneologies, letters of protection, vital records, membership lists, newspaper clippings.

Israel Solomons Manuscript Collection
The Israel Solomons collection is a remarkably diverse one consisting of letters, postcards, autographs, geneologies, signatures of the famous, tickets, literary manuscripts notes, lists, minutes etc. concerning Anglo-Jewry

Kirschstein, 1571-1963
The collection originally consisted of Jewish ceremonial objects as well as archives and manuscripts. The former have been deposited at the Skirball Museum in Los Angelels. The manuscripts and archives are grouped into four series, the first three are by the communities which generated the records: Prissia (1689-1924), Mecklenburg (1739-1882), and Germany-Other (1571-1963). The documents include those of a private, religious, business, communal and governmental nature. The fourth group is the Lindenberg correspondence which comprises correspondence with Paul Lindenberg.

Laudadio Sacerdote (Ishmael Cohen)
The collection of this Rabbi of Modena, Italy, scholar and halakhic authority consists of correspondence addressed to him together with drafted responces, sermons notebooks 1749-1804 and undated responsa.

Isaac Samuel Reggio Collection 1784-1855
Incoming and outgoing correspondence and drafts and notes of scholarly works and lectures of Rabbi Reggio of Gorizia, Italy, scholar, mathematician, founder of the Rabbinical Seminary of Padua.

Sephardic Jews of France
Documents of the consistories and benevolent societies of the Sephardic Jewish communities of Bordeaux, St. Esprit-Bayonne, Paris and other smaller communities within these consistorial districts as well as French civil and religious authorities at various levels. These include official correspondence, decrees, rulings subscription lists, census and tax rolls, petitions, cash books, financial reports, ledgers, contracts, election reports, death and burial statistics, birth statistics, wills, etc.

Theater Collection I
Includes posters, playbills, leaflets, ticket stubs, photographs and other ephemera most strongly from Belgium, Israel and the United States with a high percentage of Yiddish Theater materials

Theater Collection II
The bulk of this material dates from 1900-1920 consists of manuscript music, scenarios, and a few ephemera dealing with the Yiddish Theater. The music comprises the bulk of the collection.

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