Jewish American Manuscript Collections

Material about or by Jewish Americans. Personal papers, organizational records, and other materials related to social life and customs, religious practices, family experiences, and other aspects of life in Jewish-American communities in Missouri.

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Abend, Samuel (1895-1954) Papers, 1954, (K1177)
1 folder
Abend was founder and owner of the Exhibitors Film Delivery Service in Kansas City, MO. Includes photographic of an award sponsored by the Motion Picture Association of Greater Kansas City which details Abend's life story.

Agron, Tonia Morris (1937- ) Papers, 1940s-1954, (K1271)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection consists of photographs of a Linwood Elementary School class; installation of officers of Norma's House; and Jewish Community Center Girls Varsity Basketball.

Americans for Israel and Torah (AMIT) Collection, 1930-2007, (K0875)
17 folders
AMIT educates and cares for Israel's youth, including the most vulnerable children in Israel. Organizational records for the Kansas City, Missouri Nitzanim chapter of the Mizrachi Women's Organization of America and its evolution into the Americans for Israel and Torah (AMIT) organization. Includes reports, manuals, newspaper clippings, programs, newsletters, booklets and pamphlets, correspondence and speeches, banners, and photographs.

Anita Boresow Loeb Jewish Cemetery Project, (K0430)
14 microfilm rolls
The collection consists of note cards and obituaries of many Jewish men and women in the Kansas City area compiled by Anita Boresow Loeb. This information was collected by Loeb as part of her Jewish Cemetery Project and was later assembled in a book.

Auerbach Family Papers, ca. 1980s (K0888)
0.01 cubic feet
The papers contain a menu from Bell Street Mama's located at 1726 W. 39th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.


B'nai B'rith Girls Council Scrapbook, (K1269)
0.12 cubic foot (3 folders)
The collection consist of an unbound scrapbook chronicling the B'nai B'rith Girls Council activities from 1963 to 1966.

B'nai B'rith Women St. Joseph, MO Chapter 276 Records , 1964-1965, (K0899)
26 folders
Scrapbook of the activities of the B'nai B'rith Women, Chapter 276, of St. Joseph, MO.

B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO) Scrapbooks, 1937-2000, (K0657)
8 cubic feet
BBYO is an international, pluralistic Jewish youth group for high school-age teenagers. Scrapbooks contain paperwork, photographs, and memorabilia related to meetings, programs, and conferences.

Balot and Agron Family Papers, 1937-1993, (K0889)
1 folder
Reunion booklet, the Agron-Eisberg Chronicle, containing family tree, photographs and family history.

Belove, Leonard (1916-1985) Papers, 1933-1970, (K1048)
1 cubic foot
Scrapbooks, photos, correspondence, memorabilia, and a plaque related to Belove's work with B'nai B'rith, Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA), and the Resident Theater.

Berkley, Eliot S. (1924-2012) Papers, ca.1935-2007, (K0103)
12 cubic feet
Personal papers and family of Eliot Berkley, PhD, who founded the International Relations Council (IRC).

Berkowitz, Marian F., Collection, (K0802)
0.07 cubic foot (3 folders)
This collection includes a memorial service booklet, armed forces prayer book, and songbook. The memorial service booklet and songbook are both from Congregation Keneseth Israel-Beth Shalom.

Berkowitz, Walter J. (1892-1966) Papers, 1924-1965, (K0104)
3 cubic feet
Personal papers and materials collection and generated by Berkowitz, a prominent businessman and civil leader in Kansas City.

Berman, Estelle Rose (1928- ) and Fred S. (1923-1982) Papers, ca. 1910-2008, (K0945)
0.5 cubic foot
Papers of Berman family including scrapbooks of Kappa Tau Sorority, family and organizational photographs, diplomas, certificates, clippings, and programs.

Bernstein, Max and Libbie Rothenberg, Papers, 1914-1962 (K1304)
2 cubic feet
The collection primarily consists of photographs and legal documents relating the lives of Max and Libbie Bernstein.

Beth Shalom Nursery Cookbook, 1999, (K1021)
0.1 cubic feet
The collection contains the Beth Shalom Nursery Cookbook, a collection of recipes contributed by members of Congregation Beth Shalom.

Bikson, Betty Lipsitz, Family Papers, (K0898)
0.19 cubic foot (16 folders, 2 oversize items, 4 photographs)
The Betty Lipsitz Bikson Family Papers consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, certificates, and advertisements concerning the Bikson family.

Bitner, Robert I. (1918-1995) and Esther L. Gottlieb Bitner (1918-2012) Family Papers, ca. 1932-2000, (K1292)
0.25 cubic feet
The papers contain materials relating to the history of their childhood, education, marriage, and children, as well as their religious and community activities in Kansas City, Mo. Materials documenting Robert Bitner's service in the U.S. Army during World War II are also included.

Blackman, Sue Moshontz Blackman (1930- ) and David (1926-2009) Collection, 1916-1984, (K1208)
2 cubic feet
The Blackmans were members of the Beth Shalom Synagogue of Kansas City, MO. Includes Wengrover family photographs, prayer books in Hebrew and English, and other items relating to the Synagogue.

Blitt, Rita Copaken (1931- ) Papers, 1908-2003, (K1152)
0.5 cubic foot
Blitt is an internationally renowned artist and sculptor. Includes exhibits brochures, booklets, and portfolios; newspapers and magazines articles; books, CDs, and VHS tapes relating to her life and art.

Bloch, Henry W. (1922- ) Papers, ca. 1920s-2010s (K1343)
4 cubic feet
Personal papers of Henry Wollman Bloch (1922 - ), co-founder and honorary chairman of H&R Block, Inc., and native resident of Kansas City, Missouri. Contains materials relating to Bloch and wife, Marion Helzberg Bloch's, numerous philanthropic efforts in Kansas City and beyond. Bloch's activities in support of the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, and the University of Missouri, Kansas City, are represented. Also found are speeches, materials and correspondence regarding public appearances and events attended by Bloch, photographs, publications and news articles about Bloch, and op-eds written by Bloch. Personal correspondence, information related to Bloch's World War II service, and Bloch family history and genealogy are included. Materials range from the 1920s to the 2010s, but fall most heavily in the 1980s-2010s.

Blum, Michael A. and Jenifer Smith Collection, 1996-1998 (K1009)
0.08 cubic feet
The collection contains materials related to the 1996 rededication celebration of Congregation Beth Torah and a book of recollections concerning the early history of Congregation Beth Torah.

Bograd, Abe Oral History Collection, (K0267)
.1 cubic foot
The Abe Bograd Oral History Collection covers many aspects of Bograd’s life including recollections of his early years in Russia; his family’s immigration; his education; the political climate of the city under Pendergast; and his employment with the Kansas City Star.

Bordy, Alice Rostov, Papers, (K0869)
0.13 cubic foot (4 folders)
The Alice Rostov Bordy Papers contain administrative papers from 1979 to 1980 for Menorah Medical Center. This collection also includes a 2001-2002 Beth Shalom remembrance booklet, a Beth Shalom Men’s Club luncheon discussion booklet, and a clipping from the 1956 edition of the Kehilath Israel News.

Boy Scout Troop #61 Collection, 1917-2001, (K0809)
1 cubic foot
75th Anniversary commemorative book, scrapbooks, publications, printed materials and photographs concerning the sole surviving Jewish sponsored Boy Scout Troop in Kansas City.

Brand, Hyman (1891-1977) Papers, 1935, (K0480)
0.01 cubic feet
The papers consist of two photographs related to Hyman Brand and his family.

Brandeis University National Women’s Committee, Greater Kansas City Chapter Records (K0620)
5.95 cubic feet (110 folders, 1 oversize box, 227 photographs, 73 negatives, 1 CD, 5 artifacts)
The collection contains material related to the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Brandeis University National Women’s Committee, an organization dedicated to providing financial support to Brandeis University’s libraries. Materials include board minutes, membership records, and financial records. Also included is information on the events that the chapter organized to raise money for Brandeis University, in particular their annual Book Sale. In addition, there are several scrapbooks and photographs documenting chapter activities.

Bratman, Richard Samuel and Joyce Rosenberg, Papers, (K1146)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders)
This collection consists of photocopies of newspaper clippings from the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle covering the Bratt family and their contributions to the Kansas City area Beth Israel Abraham and Voliner (BIAV) congregation and the Jewish community.

Brockman, Richard S. (1932- ) Papers, 1935-1941, (K1147)
1 cubic foot
Includes the Paseo High School yearbooks, The Paseon which belonged to Irvin Weintraub, and University of Missouri yearbooks, Savitar, which belonged to Ellis Brodkey and to Lt. Irvin Weintraub.

Brown, Bernard Harley (1927-2011) Papers, 1978-2003, (K0629)
0.5 cubic foot
Papers of civic leader and former President of Menorah Health Center Foundation. Includes publications, photographs, newspaper clippings and a scrapbook concerning Brown's activities with the Medical Center.

Brown, Esther Swirk (1917-1970) Collection, 1994, (K0971)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection contains a memorandum by Paul Brown summarizing the life of Esther Swirk Brown and her involvement in civil rights activities during the years 1948-1951.

Brown, Jacob, Papers (K0998)
0.12 cubic foot (6 folders)
The collection consists of materials related to the sale of property by Congregation Beth Shalom to Kroh Brothers Development Company & Allen and Company, Inc. The collection also includes correspondence, an invocation, a program for The Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award luncheon, and biographical information for Jacob Brown.

Brownstein, Albert Memoir, (K0861)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The collection consists of a manuscript entitled, “A Letter to My Grandchildren,” written by Brownstein. The memoir includes genealogical and historical information on the family, along with anecdotes from Brownstein on his youth and life growing up as an Orthodox Jew in New Jersey and Philadelphia.

Burnstein, Louis, Family Papers, c. 1905-2013, (K1349)
0.75 cubic feet, 47 folders, oversize
The Louis Burnstein Family Papers, c. 1905-2013, contain documents, photographs, scrapbooks, certificates, family histories and genealogy charts and other printed material for the Burnstein and Pitluck families of St. Joseph, Platte City and Kansas City, Missouri. The materials were compiled by Louis Burnstein; the family histories were compiled and written by Louis Burnstein and Mollie Pitluck Burnstein. The collection documents the experiences of Jewish families who migrated to the Missouri and Kansas areas of the United States in the early twentieth century.


Cahn and Block Records, 1844-1845, (K0341)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection contains an Account Book for the business Cahn and Block, for the years 1844-1845.

Capito, George G. (1934- ) Papers, 1900s-1960s, (K0979)
7 folders
Photographs, funeral service and obituaries, diplomas, letters of commendation, yearbooks, and newspaper clippings relating to the Capito and Tabolsky families.

Central Agency for Jewish Education (CAJE) Records, 1880-2009, (K0670)
7 cubic feet
Organizational records and other research materials relating to the activities of CAJE and the history of the Jewish Community in Kansas City, particularly in preparation of the book, Mid-America's Promise: A Profile of Kansas City Jewry.

Central High School Yearbook, (K1382)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)
The collection contains a single yearbook, The Centralian, for Central High School in Kansas City, Missouri, dated 1924.

Chapman, Alan Jay (1937- ) Papers, 1953-1969, (K0859)
0.1 cubic foot (3 folders)
The Alan Jay Chapman Papers contains issues of the Milgram Hi Neighbor! News, newspaper clippings featuring Milgram ads, and a guestbook for the All American Food Fair.

Charno, Harriett F., Papers, 1939-1989, (K1266)
0.25 cubic feet
Photographs of family, WAC (Women’s Athletic Club) at the Jewish Community Center, B’nai B’rith and Busy Bee organizations. Also included are photocopies of naturalization papers for Sam (Schmiel) (1906- ) and Clara Dorothy (1910- ) Silverstein. The Silversteins came to the United States from Russia and resided in Kansas City, Missouri.

Cohn, Leslie D. (1947- ) Collection, 1985-2005, (K1053)
3 folders
Newspaper clippings, Kansas City Jewish Chronicle commemorative issues, and a Jewish Community Campus program

Cohen, Myrl A. (1916-2005) and Florence W. Cohen (1921- ) Papers, ca. 1967-ca. 1977, (K1272)
0.03 cubic feet
The papers consist of newspaper clippings and articles, programs, publications, and other items relating to Congregation Beth Shalom. The papers also include materials relating to the Shifra Gabra Fund, i.e. trust agreement, financial notes, correspondence, and articles

Congregation Beth Israel Abraham and Voliner (BIAV) Collection, (K0916)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders)
This collection contains a “Grace and Blessings” booklet and a yarmulke from the Congregation Beth Israel Abraham and Voliner Mortgage Burning Dinner honoring Mr. and Mrs. Israel Bettinger.

Congregation Beth Israel Abraham Voliner Collection, 1915-2003, (K1303)
0.3 cubic feet
The collection contains a scrapbook documenting the activities of the Giborim Chapter of the National Conference of Synagogue Youth and other miscellaneous materials related to local Jewish synagogues and organizations.

Congregation Beth Shalom Records, (K0602)
37 cubic feet
Organizational records including minutes, financial records, correspondence, commemorative booklets, brochures, speeches, photographs, VHS cassettes of rabbinical lectures, religious activities, and various school programs.

Congregation Ohev Sholom Collection, 1977-2007, (K0682)
0.1 cubic feet
The collection consists of booklets commemorating the 100th and 130th anniversaries of the synagogue and a DVD of a program honoring Rabbi Daniel Horwitz.

Congregation Ohev Sholom Newsletters, (K1385)
0.49 cubic foot (15 folders)
The Congregation Ohev Sholom Newsletters contain a near complete run of The Briefer, the newsletter published by the congregation, beginning in March 1994 through September 2008.

Congregation Shir Chadash Collection (K1327)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders)
The Congregation Shir Chadash Collection consists of newsletters and member directories from the Kansas City area synagogue.

Coordinating Council of Synagogue and Temple Sisterhoods of Metropolitan Kansas City Collection, 1965-1976, (K0685)
1 volume
The Council fostered inter-institutional outreach and collaboration between Jewish and non-Jewish women's religious organizations. Includes a scrapbook documenting the Council's activities.

Copaken, Albert (1906-1981) Collection, 1917, (K0862)
1 volume
Leather-bound Bible presented to Y.M.H.A. and Y.W.H.A. by the young Women's Hebrew Association in memory of Alfred Benjamin (1859-1923)

Coppaken, Arnold Lester (1924-2006) and Helen Glass (1930- ) Collection, 1943-1975, (K0884)
0.04 cubic foot (3 folders, one oversize item)
The Arnold Lester and Helen Glass Coppaken Collection contains graduation programs, a certificate of Mr. Coppaken’s, newspaper clippings, and photographs of Mrs. Coppaken and friends.

Cumonow, Louis Ardie (1896-1980) Papers, 1961-2005, (K1054)
1 cubic foot
Photographs, clippings, certificates, awards and albums of Cumonow, founder of Gateway Sporting Goods Company.

Czarlinsky, Sandra F., Papers, 1961-1996 (K1319)
2 cubic feet
The papers of Sandra F. Czarlinsky, an active member of the congregation Temple B'nai Jehudah in Kansas City, include photographs, miscellaneous materials, newspaper clippings, publications, and programs from 1951-2006. The papers document Sandra's involvement in the Sisterhood of the Temple, an auxiliary organization of B'nai Jehudah, and fundraisers for projects sponsored by the organization, such as the Gaslight Antique Show and Sale.


Daniels, Anita R. (1929- ) Papers, 1949, (K0880)
1 folder
Photocopy of group composite photo of the "Rattlers 1949".

Davidow, Ronald M. (1944- ) Collection, 1960s, (K1160)
1 folder
Davidow served as an Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) judge. Includes the wooden gavel he used.

Devinki Family Papers, 1889-1981, (K0931)
0.3 cubic foot
Booklets, court documents, medical files, certificates, postcards, newspapers, a passport, and letters in English, German, Polish, Russian, and German relating to the Devinki family.


Edelman, Doris Tager (1925-2009) Papers, 1940s, (K0935)
1 folder
Photograph of a sorority at Central High School, Kansas City, MO.

Eileen Miller Collection, ca. 2000, (K0942)
1 folder
A Village Shalom brochure, printed before Village Shalom opened on June 20, 2000

Elmwood Cemetery Plot Maps, Kansas City, Missouri, n.d., n.d. (ca. 1900s) (K1346)
0.25 linear feet
The Elmwood Cemetery Plot Maps, Kansas City, Missouri, consist of two (2) oversize maps of Section H, and Single Grave Section, Block H, of the cemetery. Names written in ink appear on many of the burial sites; other sites are indicated as "unknown."

Epstein, David H. and Judith Spitcausfsky Papers, (K1018)
.33 cubic feet (11 folders, 1 item)
The David H. Epstein and Judith Spitcaufsky Epstein Papers consists of materials related to the Epstein and Spitcaufsky families.

The Eternal Light Radio Program Collection, 1934-1946, (K1078)
0.1 cubic feet
The collection contains the radio scripts for the NBC radio program The Eternal Light, produced in conjunction with the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. This collection also contains the book, “Talmudic Tales.”


Feingold Family Papers, 1928-1995, (K1268)
1 cubic foot
Family papers and photographs from the families of Bertha and Morris Feingold, Elaine and Harry Feingold, and Philip Feingold. Includes yearbooks, event programs, plaques, video, and photographs.

Feingold, Leo (1915-2010) and Ida Rose Luke (1919-2012) Papers, 1927-2012, (K0638)
11 cubic feet
This collection consists of photographs, newspaper clippings, programs, scrapbooks, diaries, family newsletters, account books, and books on childhood education and poetry relating to the lives, careers, and interests of the Feingolds.

Finkelston, Janice L., Papers, ca. 1960s, (K1005)
0.08 cubic feet
The papers consist of a set of Bat Mitzvah study phonograph records and a Yizkor booklet furnished by J. P. Louis Funeral Home.

Fish, Joel D. and Annette M., Papers (K0881)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The collection contains a program for the Kansas State Association B’nai B’rith Lodges Banquet in Topeka, Kansas on October 23, 1949.

Flam, Bea Firestone (1932-2008) Collection, 1959-2008, (K0662)
0.05 cubic foot (2 folders, one oversize photograph)
The Bea Firestone Flam Collection contains a group photograph, a set of negatives, and Mrs. Flam’s obituary.

Flam, Paul (1922-2013) and Marion Doris Lichtor (1926-2006) Papers, 1910s-2006, (K1121)
12 cubic feet
Family papers and records relating to a Kansas City based tour service and various community activities of the Flams. Also family papers for the Lichtor family. Includes letters and postcards, journals, certificates, scripts, pilgrimage brochures, Beth Shalom programs/newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and VHS cassettes.

Fremerman, Bernard Jacob (1926- ) Family Papers, 1947-2004, (K0663)
3 folders
Newspaper clippings concerning members of the Fremerman family who were actively involved in business, music, and sports.

Freidberg, Max (1891-1973) Papers, 1911-1973 (K1073)
0.12 cubic feet
The papers consist of documents, photographs, and artifacts related to the World War I military service of Max Freidberg. The papers also include the naturalization certificate of Benno Freidberg.

Friedmann, Howard W. (1923-2006) Family Papers, ca. 1930-ca. 2007, (K1263)
4 cubic feet
Friedmann was a Kansas City businessman, and civic leader, and philanthropist, Navy veteran of World War II, and one time president of the Congregation B'nai Jehudah. Includes correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, memorabilia, and other materials from Friedmann and his family.

Fremerman, Marvin J. (1931- ) Collection, 1980s-1990s, (K1069)
1 cubic foot
Fremerman Advertising Agency did work for Kansas City area political campaigns and business. Includes video and audiotapes for political and other advertisements.


Garry, Eileen (1925- ) Papers, 1930s-1998, (K0700)
0.06 cubic feet
The collection contains a photograph of garment industry manufacturers and an autographed copy of Voices: Recollections from the Early Days of Congregation Beth Torah. The collection also includes a photography of the Seven Sisterhood committee women from the Synagogue Scroll.

Gibian, Evelyn Levin (1929- ) and Marvin Paul (1927- ) Collection, 1987-2004, (K0706)
6 folders
Materials concerning the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City and Congregation Beth Shalom and its members. Includes newspaper clipping and booklets, and memorabilia for various events.

Gilgus, Molly Levey (1917-2002) Papers, 1916-1960s, (K0808)
10 folders
Personal papers including correspondence, speeches, certificates and awards, newspaper clippings, and photographs of Gilgus, an active member of B'nai B'rith Women (Jewish Women International).

Gillis, William (ca. 1797-1869) and Troost, Mary Ann Gillis (1812-1872) Estate Records, ca. 1869-1907, (K1238)
0.25 cubic foot
Gillis, an Indian trader, was one of fourteen investors who platted the original Town of Kansas. Mary, his niece married to Dr. Benoist Troost, had an estate used to support the Gillis Home for Orphans. Includes tax bills, receipts, and legal documents used in the settlement of the estates.

Ginsburg, Rosalind Goldfinger (1924-2009) Papers, 1951- ca. 1960s, (K1164)
3 folders
Ginsburg was involved with numerous volunteer activities, especially the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), the Congregation Beth Shalom, and its Sisterhood. Includes newspapers clippings and other material about the Jewish Community Center Golden Age Club and Beth Shalom. Also papers relating to her mother-in-law, Henriette Ginsberg.

Glass, Dorothy Joffe (1904-2006) and Herman L. (1901-1976) Papers, 1916-2000s, (K0936)
0.07 cubic foot (6 folders)
The collection consists of photographs, programs, and newsletters from B’nai B’rith and Hadassah along with a high school commencement program, yearbook, and newspaper clippings.

Glazer, Harold and Carolyn Shankman, Papers, 1997-2006 (K1299)
0.25 cubic feet
The papers of Harold Glazer & Carolyn Shankman Glazer include materials relating to ROMEO, (Retired Old Men's Eating Organization) from 1997 to 2006.

Goldansky, Barbara S. (1932- ) Papers, 1964-1989, (K0890)
4 folder, 1 volume
Goldansky served as president of B'nai B'rith Women Beth Horon Chapter No. 42. Includes B'nai B'rith Women scrapbooks and programs.

Goldstein, Margaret (1934- ) Papers, 1951, (K1041)
0.01 cubic feet
The papers contain a Congregation Beth Shalom confirmation class program.

Goldstein, Rhetta Turkin (1920-2013) Papers, 1940-1998, (K1145)
4 folders
Goldstein was active in B'nai B'rith and the Jewish War Veterans, Missouri-Kansas, No. 605 Post and Auxiliary, among other Jewish organizations. Includes photographs, programs, clippings, correspondence, and publications.

Goller, Albert Irving (1927-2008) Papers, 1941-1998, (K0863)
4 cubic feet
Goller was a principle with the Vile-Goller Fine Arts Printing & Lithographing Company and a civic leader in the Kansas City Jewish Community. Photographs, newspapers, films, VHS video tapes, newspaper clippings, letters, cards, invites, certificates, high school and college yearbooks, commemorative booklets.

Goller, Howard S., Papers, (K0968)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Howard S. Goller Papers include photocopied newspaper articles written by Howard S. Goller concerning the history of Jews in Kansas City

Goller, Samuel David Goller (1902-1959) and Edith Silberman (1907-1975) Papers, 1924-1992, (K1175)
0.25 cubic foot
Samuel Goller was partner in the Vile-Goller Printing Company and a prominent member of the Jewish Community in Kansas City, MO. Includes business ephemera and photographs, and a photo album of the family.

Goller, Shirley Stolowy (1931-1999) Papers, 1924-1992, (K1189)
2 cubic feet
Goller was an prominent Jewish civic leader in Kansas City, MO photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, and other documents related to Goller's life and many community activities.

Gondos, Bela (1903-2003) Papers, 1990, (K0807)
1 folder
"A Hungarian Shtetl. The Story and Its Lessons," writing by Dr. Gondos concerning his pre-Holocaust experiences.

Gottlieb, Dorothy, Papers, ca. 1938-1985, (K1338)
0.08 cubic feet
The papers contain news clippings, certificates, and photographs related to the life of Dorothy Gottlieb.

Gould, Sam (1917- ) Collection, 1936-1995, (K1176)
2 folders
Research material relating to Congregation Tifereth Sforad and its successor, Kehilath Israel synagogue and publications on the history of the KI synagogue.

Greater Kansas City Chapter of Hadassah Records, 1916-2010, (K0593)
20 cubic feet
Organizational records of a Jewish women's organization dedicated to strengthening the relationship between the United States and Israel.

Greater Kansas City Section, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Records, 1893-2004, (K0145)
30 cubic feet
Organizational records of the Greater Kansas City Section, including administrative, financial, membership, committee, publications, and public relations files.

Greenberg, Jackye and Allan, Papers, 1986-2013, (K1295)
1 cubic foot
The papers in this collection include letters sent in 1987 to Anatoly Levitin, a refusenik family in Kharkov, USSR, who tried for many years to immigrate to Israel. The correspondence with Soviet Jews was a program, Project Yachad, sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Bureau. Memos and guidelines for participating in the program from the JCRB to the adopted family contacts are also included. Other materials include a speech by Allan Greenberg in 1995 for the 50th anniversary of the Kehilath Israel Synagogue, and a letter to Alan Goldberg from President Bill Clinton in 1994 regarding the denial of Jonathan Pollard’s application for executive clemency.


H. Levi and Company Records, 1909-1921, (K0950)
37 cubic feet
The company was a gentlemen's furnishings company in Kansas City, MO. The business records includes correspondence files, customer and manufacturers' orders, credit reports, customer files, some salesmen's files, and several personal files of the company's partners, Hyman Levi, Jacob Friedman and Joseph Minda. Also included are materials concerning the Stum, Roberts, Smith and the Ruby Fern Mining Companies.

Haith, Rickie Schere (1938- ) Papers, 1940s-2008, (K1151)
1 cubic foot
Haith has been a member and officer of a number of Jewish women's organizations in Kansas City including Midwest Branch of Women's league for Conservation, Beth Shalom Sisterhood, and Hadassah. Personal papers contain DVDs, photographs, booklets, and scrapbooks for these activities.

Hammer, Natalie K. (1946- ) and Hanan J. (1946- ) Papers, 1950s-2004, (K1100)
0.05 cubic feet
The papers contain Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) documents and photographs, a Bar Mitzvah invitation, a group photograph of Eagle Scouts, and 2004 Duck Derby fundraising programs.

Heart of America Jewish Historical Society Records, 1990-2005 (K0958)
0.27 cubic feet
The records contain organizational records and audio cassette tape recordings of meetings and oral histories.

Henry Wollman Bloch (1922 - ), Papers, (K1343)
4 cubic feet plus oversize item
Personal papers of Henry Wollman Bloch (1922 - ), co-founder and honorary chairman of H&R Block, Inc., and native resident of Kansas City, Missouri, contain materials relating to Bloch and his wife, Marion Helzberg Bloch, including numerous philanthropic efforts in Kansas City and beyond as well as Bloch’s activities in support of the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum and the University of Missouri, Kansas City. The papers also contain speeches, materials, and correspondence regarding public appearances and events attended by Bloch, photographs, publications and news articles about Bloch, and op-eds written by Bloch. Additionally, the collection contains personal correspondence, information related to Bloch’s World War II service, and Bloch family history and genealogy.

Hipsh, Charles (1909-1981) Family Papers, 1925-1963, (K0965)
0.5 cubic foot
Yearbooks, photographs, pamphlets and booklet concerning Hipsh, Jewish community leader, businessman and banker. Also video of Hipsh family.

Hollub, Joann Simon (1931-2007) Papers, 1972-1973, (K1012)
2 folders
Court papers relating to the case, Heirs and Next of Kin of the Estate of Selma Rosenbloom and family trees in part used to determine heirs.

Horowitz, Herbert A. and Brita Lion, Papers, 1955-2011, (K1305)
1.5 cubic feet
The collection consists of programs, bulletins and other materials from the Temple Congregation B'nai Jehudah.

Hy Vile Family Papers, 1922-2012, (K0560)
8 cubic feet
The papers contain documents, publications, scrapbooks, and photographs related to the personal and professional life of Hy Vile and the Vile family.

Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy Auxiliary Scrapbooks, 1983-1999, (K0984)
2 volumes
The Auxiliary's purpose is to assist the school's growing financial needs and provide scholarship money to help students meet tuition costs. Included are scrapbooks chronicling the Auxiliary's activities.

Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy Records, (K1260)
2 cubic feet
This collection consists of records related to the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, which was founded in 1966, in Overland Park, Kansas. Included are board minutes, directories, and a selection of Civic Service Award Booklets. In addition, there are papers related to several Greater Kansas City area Jewish organizations.

Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy Scrapbooks, 1952-1980, (K0985)
1 cubic foot
Scrapbooks containing correspondence, programs, newsletters, donor letters, newspaper clippings, student rosters, ephemera, and photographs of classes and events of the Academy. Also loose photographs, both formal and informal, of students and classes, Hyman and Clara Brand, Joan and Walter March, and of the Academy's staff, teachers, and board members.


Irari Club Foundation Records, 1931-ca.1990s (K0727)
2 cubic feet
Organizational records of a small, exclusive social organization in the Kansas City Jewish community. Includes minutes, correspondence, publications, financial records, photographs, news articles, and artifacts.

Isaacs Clothing Company Records, 1900-1908, (K0992)
5 cubic feet
Business records of a Kansas City Garment factory, wholesale clothing distributer including correspondence, paid bills and receipts, sales orders, and shipping information, and oversize business ledgers.


Jacobs, David S. (1931- ) Collection, 1980-2001, (K0923)
2 volumes
Two medical volumes edited by Dr. Jacobs.

Jacobson, Davida L. and Harvey A., Papers, (K0928)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders, 1 photograph)
The Davida L. Jacobson and Harvey A. Jacobson Papers contain a single photograph of two boys, Morris and Albert (relatives of Davida Jacobson), and a genealogical chart of the descendants of Hirsch Brenner, relatives of Harvey Jacobson.

Jacobson, Jason D. (1971- ) and Amy H. Jacobson (1972- ) Papers, 1945-1949, (K1006)
0.16 cubic feet
The papers contain issues of New Palestine newspaper, covering the period 1945-1949

Jewish Community Archives of Greater Kansas City Records, 2004-2006, (K1275)
0.3 cubic foot
Organizational records for the Jewish historical society. Includes meeting minutes, correspondence, promotional materials, and materials relating to exhibits.

Jewish Community Archives Oral History Project, (K0440)
Video and audio oral history interviews with member of the Jewish community in the Kansas City area.

Jewish Community Archives (JCA) Photograph Collection, (K0447)
An artificial collection of photographs pictures from various sources relating to the Jewish community in Greater Kansas City.

Jewish Community Campus Oral History Collection, 1998-1999, (K0433)
1 cubic foot
Video and audio interviews with individuals in the Jewish community prominent in the development of the Campus.

Jewish Community Center Centennial Oral History Project, 2013, (K1286)
0.3 cubic foot
Oral histories of long standing members of the Jewish Community in Greater Kansas City, particularly relating to the Community Center.

Jewish Community Center Collection, 1945-1975, (K0743)
2 folders
Program brochures and photographs relating to the Jewish Community Center.

Jewish Community Center's Boys' Varsity Basketball Team Photograph, (K0900)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
Collection consists of a photograph of the Jewish Community Center's 1945 boys' varsity basketball team.

Jewish Community Center, Department of Cultural Arts Records, 1994-2007, (K0744)
9 cubic feet
Correspondence, committee minutes, artist portfolios, performers' information sheets, newspaper clippings, financial statements, event programs/flyers, and film press reviews relating to the activities of the Cultural Arts Department.

Jewish Federation and Council of Greater Kansas City Honor Roll Collection, (K1378)
0.03 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Jewish Federation and Council of Greater Kansas City Honor Roll Collection contains Honor Roll booklets for the Campaigns of the Jewish Federation and Council of Greater Kansas City dated 1948, 1950, and 1954.

Jewish Veterans Museum Association Records, 1944-2007, (K1010)
5 cubic feet
Organizational records of the Association including business and financial records, books, veterans' questionnaires, exhibit photographs, artifacts, and plaques.

Jewish War Veterans Mo-Kan #605 Post and Auxiliary Records, (K1089)
0.45 cubic foot (4 folders, 1 oversize box)
The Jewish War Veterans Mo-Kan #605 Post and Auxiliary Records contains three photograph albums, a burial flag, a commander’s hat, and seal stickers.

Jewish Women International "Dolls for Democracy" Collection, 1951-1995, (K0745)
6 cubic feet
Handmade dolls and organizational files for the Heart of America Chapter 527 of B'Nai B'rith Women's "Dolls for Democracy" program.

Joseph, Harris S. (1918-2005) Papers, 1924-2000, (K0954)
1 cubic foot
Joseph was active with the Boy Scouts of America for over thirty years, serving as a scoutmaster for Troops 61 and 2. Includes photographs, anniversary booklets, programs, flyers, pins, and clothing related to Boy Scout troop 61.

Journeymen Tailors' Union of America Local No. 64, Kansas City Records, 1892-1914, (K1276)
3 folders
Meeting minutes, issues of "The Tailor," the official journal of the union, a bill of prices, and an advertisement for the Custom Tailors Union Label.

Judd, Eleanor Parelman (1928- ) Papers, 1928-1990s, (K0943)
0.08 cubic feet
The collection contains diplomas and awards, newspaper clippings, a program, and family photographs.


Kahn, Norman Benjamin (1918-2011) Papers, 1939-2011, (K1270)
3 cubic feet
Kahn was a businessman, entrepreneur, community leader, supporter of the arts, and contributor to Jewish and community causes. Includes correspondence, reports and other materials relating to the Kansas City Philharmonic and Kansas City Symphony and other organization in which he was involved.

Kalikow, Albert (1918-2004) and Betty Pucker (1927- ) Papers, 1961-2001, (K0858)
4 folders
Cookbooks, stationery, business cards, labels, a sign, a bag, an apron, and photocopies of a menu and magazine clippings for the Betty Kalikow Catering Company.

Kamen, Elinor Fox Papers, (K0944)
0.5 cubic feet
The papers consist of scripts of the radio program “Women in the News,” which Kamen hosted, wrote, and produced. The script pages are numbered, with edits and notations hand written on the margins. There are additional miscellaneous scripts for other radio programs that Kamen worked on, including “The Little Red Schoolhouse.” Additionally, this collection has personal and business correspondence and fan mail for the programs in which Kamen worked.

Kansas City B'nai B'rith Girls Council (BBG) Records, 1963-1964, (K1027)
1 volumes
The sorority component of B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO), BBG helped Jewish teenage girls build leadership potential, self-improvement, and develop Jewish identity. Includes a scrapbook "record of memories".

Kansas City Italian Community Genealogical Collection, 1960-2000, (K1032)
2 cubic feet
Information gathered about the Italian-American community in Kansas City, MO consisting of newspaper and magazine clippings (weddings, marriage licenses, crime reports, and obituaries), photographs of cemetery headstones, copies of Kansas City police and FBI crime investigation reports and records, and copy of a short story, "The Bandits of Orgosolo," by Norman Lewis.

Kansas City Jewish Chronicle Records, 1920-2006, (K0529)
40 cubic feet
Notes, photographs, negatives, and publications of a regional Jewish newspaper.

Kansas City Jewish Museum, 1994-2006, (K0766)
2 cubic feet
Organizational records including board minutes, administrative files, correspondence, financial records, newsletters, newspaper clippings, publicity, exhibit flyers, brochures, magazines, calendars, audiotape, visitors registers, and an posters.

Kantor, Marjorie R. (1921-1994) Collection, ca. 1881-1988, (K1062)
0.5 cubic foot
Genealogical research and records gathered by Kantor, former Genealogy Chairman of the Heart of America Jewish Historical Society. Includes correspondence, original documents, genealogical data, and some photographs pertaining to the Gross, Rosenblum, White, Glatt, and Goodson families. also constitution, preamble, photographs and membership card of Julius Peltzman for the Irari Club.

Kaplan, Sybil R. (1938- ) Papers, 1932-2004, (K1212)
3 cubic feet
Kaplan was an active member of Beth Shalom, book editor and book reviewer. Includes book reviews written by Kaplan of books published on topics related the Jewish faith and lifestyle; research on anti-Semitism in Kansas City; Jewish cookbooks, Jewish songbook, and other books on Jewish life and history; video tapes; audio records; and correspondence. Also sermons written by Rabbi William Silverman of Temple B'nai Jehudah.

Kehilath Israel Synagogue Collection, 1940-2010, (K0776)
9 folder
Memorabilia pertaining to the Synagogue including music, plays, programs for children, commemorative books, posters, and newspaper clippings.

Kansas City United Synagogue Youth (KCUSY) Scrapbooks, 1963-1991, (K1034)
6 cubic feet
The youth movement of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ). The scrapbooks document the organization with paperwork, photographs, and memorabilia related to meetings, programs, and conferences.

Kivett and Myers Architectural Records, 1945-1984, (K0289)
10 cubic feet
Records and drawings by the premier Kansas City architectural firm of Kivett and Myers. Newspaper clippings, printed materials and photographs generated for promotional and informational purposes. Also clippings, articles, and personal correspondence about Kivett, his wife Margaret, and their activities in Kansas City's professional, civic, and Jewish communities.

Klausner, Carla Levine, Papers, (K0667)
0.03 cubic foot (3 folders)
This collection includes newspaper clippings and pamphlets concerning activities and accomplishments of Dr. Klausner, professor of History at University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Klopper, Gerald I (1937- ) and Susan J (1938- ) Papers, 1978-1979, (K1273)
0.01 cubic feet
The papers contain a Congregation Shir Chadash membership directory and newsletter, Kerim Israel school photograph, and news clippings.

Koch, Joyce I. Koch (1941- ) and Harold B. (1936- ) Papers, 1972-2004, (K0757)
5 folders; 2 volumes
Scrapbooks for the years Koch was president of Heart of America B'nai B'rith Women (now Jewish Women International), songbooks, miscellaneous papers and photographs of Penn Valley Community College Social Sciences Department, Harold Koch Ph.D., chair.

Koenigsberg, Sol, Papers, (K1197)
0.5 cubic foot (13 folders, 40 photographs)
This collection contains papers related to the Jewish Federation and Council of Greater Kansas City, including the organization's history, organizational reports, and newspaper clippings. In addition, there are personal papers related to Sol Koenigsberg, who was Executive Director of the Jewish Federation and Council, including a memoir and newspaper clippings regarding Israel. In addition, there are an assortment of personal photographs.

Kohn & Company Records, ca. 1908, (K0778)
6 cubic feet
Records of a garment wholesale company in Kansas City, MO. Includes, financial records, invoices, and orders.

Kort, Joan Louis (1943- ) Papers, 1958-1998, (K1280)
1 cubic foot
Kort was International President of B'nai B'rith Women (Jewish Women International). Includes speeches, correspondence, news articles, publications, and photographs.

Kraft, Jacob P. (1929-2004) Family Papers, 1950-2010, (K1040)
3 folders
Family papers of former Film Projection/Engineer for KCTV. Includes family history and genealogy of the Kravchenko/Kraft family, Jewish publications, cook book, and Yarmulkes.

Krakauer, Kenneth (1918-2001) Papers, ca. 1890s-2000, (K0777)
9 cubic feet
Research and writing relating to the history of golf in Kansas City by civic leader Krakauer, the author of the book, "When Golf Came to Kansas City."

Krakow, Marlene D (1939- ) Papers, 1978, (K1278)
1 folder
Opening speech for Synagogue Shir Chadash given by Krakow.

Kranitz, Lilian (1923-2007) Papers, 1923-1983, (K0238)
1 cubic foot
Taped interviews and written transcripts of 13 Holocaust survivors from Lodz, Poland. Also includes notes, reports, and articles on historical background and policies towards Eastern European Jews.

Krantz, Harry (1919-2000) and Miriam Levitt (1923- ) Papers, 1949-1968, (K0955)
0.02 cubic feet
The collection includes newspaper clippings, a campaign sheet for the Prairie Village Democratic Club, and a menu from the Talman Grill.

Krantz, Rachel, Papers, 1945-1946, (K1296)
0.1 cubic feet
Papers include two 8x10 black and white photographs of the Jewish Community Center 1945-1946 varsity basketball team. Their record for that season was 19-6. They placed first in City League and second in the City Tourney Class B. Some team members have been identified, including Alex Krantz.

Krasne, Bernard (Bud) Louis (1920-2010) Family Papers, 1964-2009, (K0896)
0.5 cubic foot
Correspondence, genealogical research, newspaper clippings, business cards, digital materials, and photographs pertaining to Bud and Millie Krasne and their daughter Barbara.


Lawrence, Sidney (1907-1976) Papers, 1965-1972, (K1191)
0.5 cubic foot
Lawrence was long-time executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Bureau, in Kansas City. Includes letters sent to Lawrence on the occasion of his retirement. Also newspaper clippings, personal correspondence, photographs, awards and citations, and plaques.

Leah Marlene Rose Hurwich Scrapbook, (K1044)
2 cubic feet
This scrapbook was created by Marlene Rose. It contains items related to her social activities and general memorabilia from throughout her youth.

Lebovitz, Kate and Eugene, Papers, 1964-1965, 2013 (K1310)
0.2 cubic feet
Papers of Kate and Eugene Lebovitz, members of the Kansas City Jewish community, include three newspapers and a program for the Harry S. Truman Commendation Award Dinner.

Leibson, Eugene E. and Shirley Dunn, Papers, (K0972)
0.09 cubic foot (6 folders, 3 CDs, 11 photographs)
The Eugene E. Leibson and Shirley Dunn Leibson Papers contain correspondence, audio, and video related to Dunn family history, correspondence about a family reunion, undated photographs of relatives, and a group photograph, as well as three items related to the Harvey Jacobson family and Jacobson’s Strictly Kosher grocery store. 

Lerner, Janet Deborah Katz (1937- ) Papers, 1989-1994, (K1004)
1 volumes
Lerner was a teacher and coordinated a celebration of Martin Luther King's birthday called Project HEART. Includes a scrapbook documenting the Project

Lerner, Paul L. (1955- ) Papers, 1958-2001, (K1122)
0.3 cubic foot
Personal papers of Lerner, member of Congregation Beth Shalom, and volunteer chairman or coordinator for several major community events. Includes invitations, programs, correspondence, clippings, and photographs of events held at Beth Shalom, and family members of Lerner.

Lerner, Rosalyn Shankman (1921- ) Collection, ca. 1929-1979, (K1165)
3 folders
Lerner was active in the Meadowbrook Country Club. Includes photographs of the Lerner family's participation in the Club, Temple B'nai Jehudah, and Congregation Beth Shalom.

Lerner, Sandra Davis Lerner (1939- ) and Kenneth D. (1933- ) Papers, 1949-2000, (K1178)
0.49 cubic feet
The Lerners were active in Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA), B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO), and with the Beth Shalom Synagogue in Kansas City, Missouri. This collection consists of photographs, programs, videos, and artifacts representing their involvement in these activities.

Lesky, Betty Pfeffer Lesky (1925- ) and J. Louis (1922- ) Papers, 1954-1999, (K0664)
5 folders
The Lesky's were active members of Kansas City's Jewish Community. Includes programs for the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award commemorative luncheons and the Purim Balls sponsored by Kehilath Israel Synagogue of which the Lesky's were planners..

Lesky, Leo and Helen Edelbaum Papers, (K0959)
0.09 cubic foot (3 folders)
The Leo and Helen Edelbaum Lesky Papers include Leo Lesky’s obituary, a sales book from Lesky’s dry-cleaning business, and a CD of family videos of the Lesky family and their friends.

Levin, Emelie, Papers, (K0363)
0.11 cubic foot (8 folders, 10 photographs, 2 oversize photographs) 
The Emelie Levin Papers contain materials related to Emelie Levin’s career in social services, her experience as the executive director of Jewish Family and Children’s Services, and her affiliation with the National Council of Jewish Women.  Also included in the collection are unidentified photographs and obituaries for Samuel Sosland.

Levin, Marian Sunie Sherman, Papers, (K1211)
0.09 cubic foot (5 folders)
The Marian Sunie Sherman Levin Papers contain articles and books with advice for grandparents and senior citizens written by Sunie Levin, as well as a copy of the 1940 Congregation Keneseth Israel Beth Sholom Synagogue Schools yearbook.

Levine, Rose Shapiro (1911-2004) Papers, 1920s-2000, (K1167)
1.5 cubic feet
Levine was a choral director at Beth Shalom Synagogue. Includes Musical programs of Levine, her son-in-law, Tiberius Klausner, news-clippings, photographs, and memorabilia.

Levitan, Andrea (1970- ) Papers, ca. 1978-2011, (K1293)
0.25 cubic feet
The collection contains materials related to the youth, education, community leadership, and extracurricular activities of Andrea Levitan. Also includes material relating to Levitan family history.

Levitan, Norman Hadley (1969- ) Papers, 1969-2008, (K1108)
0.5 cubic foot
Personal papers of Levitan, including photographs, scrapbooks, publications and correspondence relating to his childhood, education, family and religious life, as well as his involvement in local theater.

Levitan, Sharon Bitner (1943- ) and Howard Steven (1943- ) Papers, 1929-2008, (K0803)
4 cubic feet
The collection includes personal and family papers, yearbooks, scrapbooks, publications and photographs related to the Bitner and Levitan families of Kansas City, Missouri, and the Jewish organizations with which they were involved. Also included are materials relating to Sharon's mother, Esther Gottlieb Bitner, and her career as a professional dancer.

Liebstadter, Jasper B. (1905-1986) Family Papers, ca. 1890-ca. 1960, (K0755)
4 cubic feet
Personal papers of Liebstadter, a realtor and property manager in Kansas City, his father Bernard Liebstadter (1839-1911), head of a prominent milliner business, and his mother, Mary Edna (Mollie) Loffland Liebstadter (1866-1960) who was a genealogist. Includes correspondence, scrapbooks, genealogies, family memorabilia, and real estate business files.

Lighton, Alfred Hart (1917-1999) Collection, 1924-1992, (K0867)
5 cubic feet
Business and financial records of Woolford Farm and Stables, owned by Herbert M. Woolf; financial records of Woolford Realty Company; and materials concerning Woolf Brothers and members of the Woolf and Lighton families.

Lighton, Linda Elise (1948- ) Papers (K1052), ca. 2000, (K1052)
2 folders
Lighton is a Kansas City sculptor, educator and arts activist. Includes biographical information and publications and brochures of her art work. Also photocopies of articles concerning relatives: Martin Lehman, founder of the Orpheum theatre in Kansas City, MO; and Albert Schoenberg, owner of Schoenberg Realty and Investment Company in Kansas City.

Lipoff, Carl and Adele Goodman, Family Papers, (K0904)
0.05 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Carl Lipoff and Adele Goodman Lipoff Family Papers contain a bound book titled “Carl and Adele Lipoff: A Family History” which details history of the Lipoff family.

Loeb, Anita Boresow (1929- ) Papers, 1921-2010, (K0659)
9.25 cubic feet
Papers of an active member of the Jewish community in Kansas City, Missouri, the collection largely consists of material pertaining to Loeb's genealogy research documenting naturalization, births, deaths, and burials of individuals in the Jewish community. This includes notes, drafts, correspondence, and her publication on the history of the burials in the Jewish cemeteries of Kansas City, Missouri. Also included are family materials, such as correspondence, yearbooks, and documents relating to the organizations and activities where Loeb served. She also collected materials related to several area Jewish congregations.

Lorsch, Serina Levin (1906-1997) Papers, 1963-1991, (K0094)
4 cubic feet
Personal and family papers as well as materials related to various organizations of which Mrs. Lorsch was a part, including the Temple B'nai Jehudah Sisterhood, the Kansas City Chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women, her work to secure ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in Missouri.

Louis, Stanley Phillip (1925-2005) Collection, 1915-1970, (K1203)
1 folder, 3 volumes
Hebrew Bibles, prayer book, and a season program for the Jewish Community Center's Resident Theatre.

Luke Sisters Collection, 1934-2003, (K0783)
2 folders
The sisters, Ida Rose and Zelda, were a singing and dancing team, specializing in tap and acrobatics during the Depression. Copies of photographs, advertisements, contracts, and clippings of many of their engagements. Also included is a listing of Zelda's dancing and singing engagements.

Lyon, Beth Ripley Lyon (1900-1998) and Leslie Michael (1899-1965) Papers, 1890s-1998, (K0811)
0.3 cubic foot
Papers and photographs of the Lyon/Barnett and extended families. Includes correspondence, diaries, genealogy notes, legal documents, and photographs.


Mag, Arthur (1896-1981) Papers, 1921-1981, (K0092)
8 cubic feet
Personal and civic papers of a prominent attorney and civic leader in Kansas City

Magazine, Sidney (1906-2001) Papers, 1920-1990s, (K1192)
3 folders
Magazine owned Magazine, Lerner and Minda CPA and a civic leader in the Jewish Community in Kansas City, MO. Includes family photographs depicting life events and his Westport High School report cards.

Mallin Family Papers, 1916-2009, (K1055)
0.25 cubic foot
Includes articles, photographs, newspaper clippings, interviews on DVDs, and correspondence relating to the family, with particular emphasis on Mel Mallen's business in loft conversion in Kansas City, MO.

March, Joan S. (1932- ) and Walter I. (1918- ) Papers, 1976-2011, (K0746)
0.3 cubic foot
Papers of active members of the Jewish Community in Greater Kansas City. Includes posters and photographs relating to events, particularly the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy of which Joan March was a founder.

Margolies, Morris B. (1921-2012) Papers, 1915-2012, (K0582)
11 cubic feet
Personal and professional papers including correspondence, letters, and cards to Margolies, Rabbi at Congregation Beth Shalom, and his wife Ruth, who was active in Hadassah, the Beth Shalom Sisterhood, and the Women's League for Conservative Judaism. Also lectures (VHS) Rabbi Margolies gave at Beth Shalom during and after his tenure as Rabbi.

Margolin, Sol E. (1915-1996) Papers, 1959-1980, (K1196)
0.3 cubic foot
Margolin was executive director of the Jewish Community Center and civic leader in the community. Includes photographs, programs, newspaper articles, original art, and memorabilia relating to the Jewish Community Center of Kansas City.

Marks, Evelyn Belle Biography, (K0504)
.02 cubic feet
The collection consists of a single booklet containing biographical information on Evelyn Belle Marks. Information includes genealogical information on the Marks family, along with photographs of Evelyn throughout her life.

Matson, Marcel Papers, 1934 (K1301)
0.1 cubic feet
Collection includes a mortgage bond, #116, for Keneseth Israel Beth Sholom in the amount of $1,092.97, dated January 1, 1934, due January 1, 1949, and payable at the office of Commerce Trust Company in Kansas City, Missouri. Beth Shalom emerged from Keneseth Israel congregation in 1915 and the two congregations reunited to form Keneseth Israel Beth Sholom in 1924.

Max, Bernice M. (1912-2008) Papers, 1920-2002, (K0897)
1 volume, 2 folders
Photographs of Max and her family.

Meltzer, Philip J. Papers, (K1127)
0.03 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Philip J. Meltzer Papers contain a family history compiled by Meltzer in 1992.

Meadowbrook Birdie Collection, (K1377)
0.03 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Meadowbrook Birdie Collection contains issues of Meadowbrook Birdie, a newsletter for Meadowbrook Golf & Country Club.

Menorah Legacy Foundation Collection, (K1075)
0.1 cubic foot  (5 folders)
This collection contains materials related to the history of Menorah Medical Center. Newspaper clippings, reports, and photocopies of documents detail the development of the hospital along with the Arthur Mag Distinguished Leadership Award, named after one of the hospital’s earliest directors.

Menorah Medical Center Auxiliary Directory, (K1391)
0.05 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Menorah Medical Center Auxiliary Directory contains a 1994-1996 membership directory book for the Menorah Medical Center Auxiliary.

Menorah Medical Center Records, 1919-2004, (K1077)
43 cubic feet
Records relating to the Menorah Medical Center Auxiliary, to land transactions of the Medical Center, and to the history and public relation of Menorah Hospital, established by the Jewish community in in 1930.

Meth, Abe, Papers, 2012 (K1300)
0.01 cubic feet
Papers of a prominent staff member at Beth Shalom consist of one newspaper clipping from The Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, May 18, 2012, detailing his involvement with Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews during World War II.

Metzl, Jamie Frederic (1968- ) Collection, 2004, (K1002)
1 folder
An attorney and active in Missouri Democratic politics, Metzl ran for for the Democratic nomination for Missouri's Fifth Congressional District for the U.S. House of Representatives. Includes flyers and a banner from Metzl's congressional campaign.

Meyers, Jack F. (1916-1988) Family Collection, 1948-ca. 1960s, (K1163)
0.02 cubic feet
The collection contains photographs of the Meyers owned Midtown Snack Shop and Artic Ice Cream in Kansas City, Missouri, and members of the Meyers and Stolov families.

Minkin Real Estate Company Records, 1976-2006, (K0624)
101 cubic feet
Administrative records of a long standing real estate company in Kansas City area. Includes transaction files; surveys; floor plans; sketches; aerial photographs; correspondence; marketing materials, primarily printed advertising brochures of various properties offered by the Company; and real estate listings of various brokers.

Minkin, Gerre Lipoff (1938- ) Papers, 2003-2009, (K1274)
0.3 cubic foot
Personal papers of Minkin concerned with the Beth Shalom Sisterhood and the Synagogue Board. Includes correspondence, event files, brochures, and photographs.

Mokofsky, Moey, Photographs, (K1088)
0.01 cubic foot (2 folders)
Collection consists of three photographs of members from the Irari Club and one photograph of members from the Ohava Torah Ansky Polin Congregation.

Montague, Samuel A. (1912- ) Papers, ca. 1930-ca. 2000, (K0441)
25 cubic feet
Research, correspondence, meeting minutes, notes and other materials relating to the variety of public relations and fund raising campaigns as well as other organizations with which Montague was associated in Kansas City, MO. Also a complete set of KC Downtown magazine of which Montague was the publisher,

Morantz, David (1893-1959) Papers, ca. 1909-1952, (K0627)
8 cubic feet
Papers of Kansas City area businessman who compiled stories from the Talmud which were syndicated in newspapers as "Talmudic Tales". Also includes his business and religious organizational activities as well as research files and writings on the Talmud, Jewish history and law, dietary laws, and anti-Semitism.

Morantz, Shirley Rae Tranin (1923- ) and Stanley Aaron (1919-2010) Papers, 1922-2010, (K0648)
4 cubic feet
Personal papers of Shirley Morantz, Administrative Secretary for the National Office of the Panel of American Women, and Stanley Morantz, board member of numerous religious and civic groups. Also programs, clippings, military papers, speeches and writings by and organizational publications and awards received Stanley Morantz.

Morgenstern, Leone Levinson (1917-1997) Memoir, 1989, (K1049)
1 volumes
"I Remember" details the life of Morgenstern and her work in radio, television and the theater, and as a writer.


Newton, Freda Bortnick (1911-2005) Papers, 1911-2008, (K0805)
2 folders
Personal papers of Newton, including immigration records, vital records and, discharge papers for husband William Jack Newton, both members of Congregation Beth Shalom.

Novak, Norma Levin (1926-2012) Collection, 1974-1991, (K1107)
1 folder
Photocopy of research notes and typed drafts of the history of Jews in Leavenworth, KS prepared by Novak, Eve Sickel Goldstein and Kathy Goldman Held Green.

Novorr, Shirley Ginsberg (1929- ) and Eugene Leslie (1924-2011) Papers, 1976-2002, (K1185)
2 folders
Gene Novorr participated in the Michaels Golf Invitationals. Includes photographs of the tournament.


Oakwood Country Club Records, 1893-1993 (K0397)
8 microfilm rolls
Begun as the Progressive Club, Oakwood was the primary county club for the Jewish community of Kansas City. Included are organizational records such as annual, board of directors, and committee meeting minutes.

Oshiver, Joseph J. (1922- ) Papers, 1927-2005, (K0596)
33 cubic feet
Architectural drawings and other records for Kansas City architect Oshiver, as well as research and other materials relating to Sacred Structures, the Jewish Community in the Kansas City area, and other personal and professional activities.


Pachter, Regina Entin (1915- ) Papers, 1946-2006, (K1142)
3 cubic feet
Pachter was owner with her husband, Meyer Pachter of the Pachter Garment Company. she was also a talent pianist who performed widely. Includes correspondence, clippings, photographs, programs, scripts, and sheet music pertaining to Pachter's involvement in various Kansas City Jewish organizations.

Papineau, Quintin, Photographs, (CG0034)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
Thirty-five photographs of agricultural machinery harvesting cotton, rice, and potatoes. Also included in this collection are photographs of natural springs, steamboats, ferry, and buildings in southeast Missouri, Oregon County and Marion County, Missouri.

Parelman, Aaron Robert and Sandra Katz, Papers (K0854)
0.01 cubic feet (1 folder, 1 photograph)
The Aaron Robert Parelman and Sandra Katz Parelman Papers contain a single photograph of co-owner Ben Katz inside Katz Hat Works, at 9th and McGee Streets in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Parelman, Judith Katz (1943- ) Papers, 1920-1990s, (K0759)
1 cubic foot
Parelman was an educator, youth director, and administrator. Includes event programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, and resumes often pertaining to Congregation Beth Shalom.

Passman, Shirley, Papers, 1944, 1981 (K1302)
0.2 cubic feet
Papers include programs and a photo related to productions, Breakfast at Bubeh's Revisited, 1981 and Breakfast at Bubeh's Café Society Uptown, 1944, written by Herb Passman, Harold Klopper and Bill Fleischman, and directed by Dr. Reuben Berkowitz.

Peltzman, Raymond (1914-2007) Collection, 1914-2007, (K1140)
6 cubic feet
Personal, academic, and professional records of Raymond Peltzman and his wife, Anna Lottie Berkson, and genealogical information about their extended families. Also family photographs and genealogical information about the Alport, Berkson, Dworsky, and Peltzman families.

Pener, Shirley Fishman (1929- ) Papers, 1939-1948, (K1188)
3 folders
Photographs of Pener's Men's Wear, Boy Scouts of America, Troop #53, the Talmudic Academy of Greater Kansas City, B'nai B'rith Youth, and the Ciechanowcer Aid Society.

Pittell-Katz, Barbara, Papers, (K0661)
0.6 cubic foot (12 folders, 21 photographs)
This collection consists of papers related to the musical Letters to Russia, which Pittell-Katz composed, and the event "Save Union Station," for which Pittell-Katz wrote a song. In addition, there is some correspondence and school awards for members of her family, and the program for a senior art show in which she participated. However, the majority of the collection consists of "The Torch Magazine," a publication produced by Sigma Delta Tau, a sorority that Pittell-Katz was a member of in college. There are also photographs for the specific chapter that Pittell-Katz was a member.

Poisner, Laurence, Papers, 1971, (K1308)
0.1 cubic feet
Papers of Laurence Poisner include newspaper clippings regarding the Young Leadership Award, August 20, 1971. Laurence Poisner, along with Stanford Zeldin, were the 1971 recipients of the Jewish Federation’s Young Leadership Award. President of the Jewish Federation and Council, Morton I. Sosland, presented the awards. Poisner has been an active member of the Jewish community, holding many leadership positions within various organizations such as Jewish Vocational Service and B’nai B’rith District Lodge Two. The news clippings also include photos of the men.

Price, Harold, Papers, 1922, (K1297)
0.1 cubic feet
The collections consists of a program for the layinging of the cornerstone at the Congregation Keneseth Israel.

Pittell, Harold and Miriam Papers, 1900-1986 (K0951)
0.14 cubic feet
The papers contain family papers, programs and other ephemera, and photographs.

Price, Janet Gale, Papers, (K0806)
0.11 cubic foot (6 folders)
This collection includes materials related to Janet Gale Price and her family. The collection also includes materials related to Mucolipidosis Type IV, a genetic disease prevalent among Jewish families.


Rabin, Abe "Butch" (1908-1987) and Sara Stolov (1910-1997) Papers, 1933-1982, (K1135)
2 folders
Family photographs, correspondence and certificates awarded to Butch Rabin, former constable of the Jackson County Courthouse, and community volunteer. Also photographs of Mayor H. Roe Bartle, and Colonel James H. Wood.

Reitzes, Jack (1916-2007) Papers, 1931-2006, (K0996)
1 cubic foot
Born in Kansas City, Reitzes was an member of Temple B'nai Jehudah. Materials related to his and his family's activities including newspaper clippings, yearbooks, correspondence, commemoration booklets, event programs, newsletters, photographs.

Ringolsky, Issie J. (1864-1941) Papers, 1894-1915, (K0993)
1 cubic foot
Ringolsky was a partner with David I. White in the Ringolsky & White law firm. Includes case files for clients were business owners in Kansas City, several of whom were involved in the garment industry.

Rittmaster, Marcia G. (1946- ) and Larry H. (1943- ) Papers, 1900-1963, (K1057)
6 folders
Photographs of the Rittmaster family and friends. Also Beth Shalom Congregation event programs.

Robinson, Allan Collection, (K1379)
0.03 cubic foot (3 folders, 5 photographs, 3 oversize photographs)
The Allan Robinson Collection contains photographs of Allan Robinson as well as issues of Meadowbrook Birdie, a newsletter for Meadowbrook Golf & Country Club in Overland Park, Kansas, and a program for the First Annual Meadowbrook Country Club Golf Classic.

Rosen, Golda Svea, Biography (K0505)
0.08 cubic feet (1 folder)
The collection contains a book detailing the life of Golda Svea Rosen. The book is a compilation of family pictures, documents, and information pertaining to Golda’s life as she raised a family, worked as a social worker, and became a leading figure in various social work and Jewish community groups in Kansas City, Missouri.

Rosenthal Genealogy Collection, (K1168)
0.1 cubic foot (1 volume)
This collection consists of a single volume of genealogical information regarding the Rosenthal, Loeffler, Cohen, Ziman, Greenberg, and Wedeles families. The collection covers the historical accounts of these families throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, specifically focusing on the Joseph Rosenthal branch of the family.

Rosenwald, Dorothy Shubart (1916-2012) Papers, 1929-2000, (K0628)
13 cubic feet
Personal papers of civic leader, educator, and an active member of the Jewish Community in Kansas City. Includes correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, information, booklets, papers on organizations with which Rosenwald was involved such as the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), UNESCO, Missouri Association for Social Welfare, and Conference on Families. Rosenwald was prolific traveler and included is material she gathered from across the globe over their many decades.

Rosner, Marie Gotlieb (1923-2013) Papers, 1938, (K1059)
1 folder
Photograph of the Congregation B'nai Jehudah confirmation class.

Rostov, Myra Belzer, Papers, (K1097)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder, 1 photograph)
The collection contains one photograph of the Executive Committee of the Jewish National Workers Alliance Branch #95.

Rothblatt, Jacob F. (1902-1980) Collection, ca. 1950-1979, (K0631)
0.5 cubic foot
Rothblatt was Cantor of Congregation Beth Shalom in Kansas City, MO. Includes phonograph recordings, awards, plaques, photograph and hand painted portrait of Cantor Rothblatt..

Ruben, Jack and Sarah Harris, Papers, (K1093)
0.04 cubic foot (6 folders)
The Jack and Sarah Harris Ruben Papers consists of certificates, programs, newsletters, clippings, and scrapbook pages related to the Kehilath Israel Synagogue and the B'nai B'rith Auxiliary No. 158 of which the Ruben's were members.

Rudnick, Gerean Y. (1935- ) Papers, 1954-1968, (K0981)
2 folders
Rudnick and other family members were owners of Thriftway grocery stores in Kansas City. Includes newspaper clippings and grocer magazine clippings on their Thriftway stores.

Ruschin, Siegfried "Fred" (1925-2008) Papers, ca. 1920s-2008, (K1193)
4 cubic feet
Personal records of Ruschin and his family, particularly relating to applications for restitution for losses in German under the Nazis; writings and other materials relating to Ruschin career as a librarian at Linda Hall Library; his volunteer work; and other interests, research, writing that he did.

Ryder, Elaine Baum (1925-2009) Papers, 1908-2006, (K0701)
1 cubic feet
National Register of Historic Places forms written by Ryder while a researcher for the Kansas City Landmarks Commission, booklets, books, newspaper clippings and magazines, and photographs.


Sachs, Howard Frederic (1925- ) Papers, 1960-1981, (K0550)
4 cubic feet
Personal, family and professional papers of Federal Judge with the Western Missouri District Court. Also research and writings on the history of the Jewish community in Kansas City, MO.

Sackin, Eugene (1920-2001) Papers, 1918-1940s, (K0705)
0.5 cubic foot
A scrapbook kept by Sackin while overseas during World War II. Also World War I letters from Isadore Levin to his family dated 1918.

Salasche-Kaseff, Rhea, Papers, (K1144)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
The Rhea Salasche-Kaseff Papers contain a May 1952 edition of the Beth Shalom Sunday School newsletter, “The Comet.”

Saper, Marshall Bryan (1939-1991) Collection, 1984-1991, (K1065)
16 cubic feet
Saper was a clinical psychologist in private practice an author, lecturer and radio talk show host on KCMO. Includes audio recording of his popular call-in radio program.

Schlosberg, William H. Schlosberg (1946- ) and Margorie E. (1946- ) Papers, ca.1998, (K0810)
1 folder
Color photographs of boys and young men, family friends of the Schlosbergs

Schlozman, Harold S. and Linda Donowitz Papers, 1971 (K1051)
0.04 cubic feet
The papers contain a program for an event honoring Rabbi Gershon Hadas on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday.

Schlozman, Morris (1909-2005) Papers, 1953-2004, (K1092)
7 folders
Schlozman was Business Manager and General Manager of Box Office, an international film trade journal. Includes materials pertaining to Congregation Beth Shalom (commemoration books, memories of Rabbi Gershon Hadas) and a articles and other materials from renowned Jewish scholar Irving Levitas.

Schuster, David (1876-1955) Papers, ca. 1915-1918, (K0926)
1 cubic foot
Handwritten musical scores transcribed by Schuster, an early member of the Kansas City Philharmonic orchestra. Also includes published classical music.

Seigle, Shirley Kenis (1925- ) and Sidney M. (1917-1985) Papers, 1950s-1987, (K1186)
6 folders
Seigle was an educator, actress, and playwright who produced various events for Temple B'nai Jehudah Sisterhood Incudes bulletins, education/administration papers, programs, scripts, newspaper clippings, and photographs relating to Seigle's activities at the Temple.

Shalinsky, Leo (1929-1913) and Arlene (1937- ) Papers, 1982-2010, (K1046)
0.09 cubic feet
The papers contain materials related to Kansas City Jewish Marriage Encounter and the Retired Old Men's Eating Association, also known as the Romeo Club.

Shamberg, John Elliott (1913-2009) Papers, 1923-2001, (K0748)
9 cubic feet
Correspondence between Shamberg, his family and friends, relating his college years, early career, World War II, and after the war. Shamberg was an attorney and personal counsel to Robert B. Docking, governor of Kansas,

Shanberg, Patsy Dunn (1929- ) Papers, 1963-2004, (K0801)
2 cubic feet
Scrapbooks, photographs of Brandeis University National Women's Committee (BUNWC) events, family history and religious items. Of particular interest is a wooden, hand carved tzedakah box, model of Beth Shalom Synagogue.

Shankman, Lillian (Libby) Kodish (1917-2010) and Philip (1913-1969) Papers, 1919-1958, (K0779)
19 folders
The couple was the owners of Shankman's Oak Park Delicatessen, Kansas City, MO. Includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, a business cards, Sabbath schedules, wedding album, photo albums, their wedding certificate, and family scrapbooks.

Sherman, Sophie Beatrice “Bee” Kurs, Papers, (K0893)
0.07 cubic foot (7 folders, 1 photograph)
The Sophie Beatrice “Bee” Kurs Sherman Papers contain columns, scripts, and song lyrics written by Bee Sherman, a member of Kehilath Israel Synagogue, as well as a certified copy of Sherman’s birth record, a photograph, and two newspaper clippings.

Sherry, Steven George and Judith Lyons Papers, 2011-2012 (K1020)
0.02 cubic feet
The papers contain lists of those involved in the Kansas City area garment industry and an autobiography by Steven G. Sherry.

Shopmaker, Sylvia Minkin, Oral History Transcription, (K1213)
0.02 cubic foot (1 folder)
This collection includes a transcription of an oral history interview conducted by Lililan Kranitz with Sylvia Minkin Shopmaker, focusing on her life, her family history, and the Jewish community of Kansas City.

Shultz, Marian Tranin (1920- ) Papers, 1910s-2008, (K1060)
1.5 cubic foot
Daughter of entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Menorah Medical Center (MMC) founder Earl Tranin, Shultz has also been a volunteer at MMC. Includes correspondence, letters, postcards, magazines, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, certificates, plaques, yearbooks, and a Menorah Medical Center history.

Siegler, Merna Singer (1926- ) and Sylvan (1925-2010) Papers, 1940-2012, (K1261)
0.5 cubic foot
Personal papers of active members of the Jewish Community, including National Council of Jewish Women and Beth Shalom Sisterhood notebooks, and World War II photograph/postcard album.

Simon, Aletha Schultz (1941- ) Papers, 1942-2007, (K0865)
3 cubic feet
Personal papers of a Kansas City native active in many civic and Jewish communal organizations. Includes board and committee minutes, lesson plans, exhibit notes, forms, programs, flyers, stationary, a calendar, a directory, handbooks, articles, brochures, and newspaper clippings of the Women's League for Conservative Judaism, Beth Shalom Sisterhood, the Museum Without Walls, Beth Shalom, National Council of Jewish Women, the Jewish Community Center, American Jewish Historical Society, Midwest Center For Holocaust Education, and the Eureka Fishing Club.

Silverman, Inga Baruch (1930- ) and Martin L. (1924-1998) Papers, 1971-1991, (K0986)
2 folders
Special service booklet honoring Rabbi Gershon Hadas on occasion of his 75th Birthday; script and notes for "Heaven Help Us!" a comedy performed by members of Beth Shalom Congregation.

Silverman, Milton, Collection, (K1083)
0.09 cubic foot (3 folders)
The Milton Silverman Collection contains a memory book covering Milton Silverman’s 1952-1953 term as president of the Beth Shalom Congregation. Additionally, this collection includes a 1924-1925 enrollment and record book from the Beth Shalom School as well as an invitation to the 1939 Kansas City B’nai B’rith Women’s Auxiliary birthday meeting.

Small, Marshall L. (1927- ) Collection, 2005, (K1067)
1 folder
Includes a scholarly history (paper and DVD format) of Shraga Faibush ben Zvi's extended family written by his great-grandson Marshall Small. Additional research for this study was provided by Neil Sosland, Richard Hoffman, Sarah Small, and her son Rabbi David Small.

Small, Sarah Kraft (1934- ) Papers, 1976-1977, (K0939)
0.06 cubic feet
The collection includes Beth Shalom Sisterhood administration papers, a name badge for Sarah Kraft, and Beth Shalom Sisterhood programs and invitations.

Solomon, Maurice David (1911-1983) Papers, 1950s-2008, (K0583)
11 folders
Articles, correspondence, photographs, and other items relating to Solomon, Rabbi at Kehilath Israel Synagogue, and to his wife, Betty Mallin Solomon.

Sosland Family Papers, (K1277)
2.5 cubic foot
The papers of Blanche and Neil Sosland reflect their active participation in the Jewish community and education in the Greater Kansas City area. They were active in founding Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, were long-time participants in the leadership of Congregation Beth Shalom, and were board members of several Jewish organizations within the community.

Spielman, Ruth A. (1921- ) Papers, 2000-2010, (K1170)
1.5 cubic feet
Spielman was historian for the Greater Kansas City Chapter of Hadassah. Includes scrapbooks kept to document the activities of the Chapter.

Sporn, Rose Evelyn Kurs (1919-2011) Collection, 1952-2011, (K1166)
17 folders
Sporn was an educator, poet, playwright, and essayist. Includes material concerning B'nai B'rith Women Heart of America Chapter 527 activities, such as the Dolls for Democracy program initiated by the Chapter with Fellowship House. Also Jewish Community Center event programs and her personal remembrances, writings, and photographs.

Stanford, Thomas and Rene Rozenbilt Goldman Papers, 1900-2010, (K1143)
0.04 cubic feet
The papers consist of telegrams and letters, certificates, and photographs for the Davis (Davidovich), Gitterman, Karash, Kopitnik, Levy, Rozenblit, and Spindler families.

Starr, Irene Stiefel (1939- ) Papers, 1952-1960, (K0728)
4 cubic feet
Programs, clippings, bulletins, letters, awards, report cards, test scores, and individual/composite photographs of activities at Border Star Elementary School, Southwest High School, Temple B'nai Jehudah, and the Missouri Valley Federation of Temple Youth.

Starr, Raymond H. Papers, (K1138)
0.3 cubic foot (9 folders, 1 CD)
This collection contains Captain Raymond Starr’s correspondences with his wife, Hortense Davidson Starr, while he was serving during World War II in the United States Army Air Corps. Also included are a few letters to his children and friends.

Steinman, Murielle Pruzan (1943- ) and Marshall Steinman (1940-2007) Papers, 1926-ca 1960s, (K1096)
0.09 cubic feet
The papers contain government issued documents, business cards, photographs, Star of David badges, and autobiographical and biographical notes.

Stern, Ruth Berkowitz Snower Papers, (K1171)
0.02 cubic foot (2 folders, 3 photographs)
This collection consists of several pieces of family memorabilia, including a wedding announcement and a marriage license, along with photographs of Ruth B. Stern and her first husband, David Snower.

Stiefel, Norman S. (1900-1982) Papers, 1924-1992, (K1109)
7 cubic feet
Personal papers and financial records concerning Norman S. Stiefel Company and Norman's Wholesale Jewelry Company.

Stiefel, Richard Norman (1949- ) Papers, 1974-1991, (K1149)
0.3 cubic foot
Incudes issues of the Temple Bulletins from the Congregation B'Nai Jehudah in Kansas City, MO and directories from organizations in which Mrs. Stiefel held memberships. Also items relating to the Stiefel's interests in local and national politics and community cultural activities.

Stolowy, Rose Lesky Stolowy (1911-2013) and Sol (1908-1999) Papers, 1938-2002, (K0434)
3 cubic feet
Advertisement film (ca. 1947) for the Midtown Fabric Shop. Also tailor pattern sets, financial and customer records for the Fabric Shop and the Kansas City Custom Garment Company, and family photographs and correspondence.

Stone, Martin J. and Sylvia Friedman Collection, 1995-2006 (K1068)
0.1 cubic feet
The collection contains a history of Meadowbrook Country Club and materials concerning the Brandeis Book Sale, Show-A-Rama, and the New Theatre Restaurant.


Talman, Leo, Papers, (K1047)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder, 1 photograph)
The Leo Talman Papers consists of a single photograph. The photograph depicts a medallion inscribed with a Jewish prayer and a newspaper article providing the story behind the medallion, which was published in The Kansas City Star.

Temple Beth El, Jefferson City, Missouri, Records, 1868-1984, (C3914)
0.2 linear feet, photocopies
The records of Temple Beth El, a synagogue in Jefferson City, Missouri, include legal papers, by-laws, minutes, newspaper clippings, and correspondence that document the temple's history from its origin as the Jefferson City Hebrew Cemetery Association to its centenniel anni-versary in 1983.

Temple Beth El, Jefferson City, Missouri, Records, (CA6474)
0.3 cubic feet
Addition of annual meeting minutes, 1986-2015; board of trustee minutes, 2010-2016; sisterhood minutes, 1935-1986; and miscellaneous material.

Tenenbaum Family Papers, ca. 1940s-ca. 1950s, (K1215)
1 folder
Includes photographs of the Harold Tenenbaum (1926-2002), owner and president of Benton Auto Parts, and Joie Kritzler Tenenbaum (1926- ), a speech therapist, family and friends.

Terte, Benjamin (1891-1964) Papers , 1891-1964, (K0758)
1.91 cubic feet (20 folders, 14 oversize)
The Benjamin Terte Papers contains correspondence, publications, scrapbooks, and a published biography by Benjamin Terte’s daughter, Carol Terte Gill.

Tranin, Donald H. (1927-2007) Papers, ca. 1930-2007, (K0694)
7 cubic feet
Personal papers of Donald Tranin, his father Earl Tranin (1896-1979), and the Paper Supply Company of Kansas City, MO. Included are political activities, investments in businesses and real estate, and civic activities.

Trillin, Edyth Zelda Weitzman (1908-1989) Papers, 1921-1963, (K1210)
2 folders
Edyth and husband Abe Trillin owned Trillin's Restaurant. Includes Kansas City's Central High School graduation "Memory Book" containing announcements, invitations, autographs and writings by fellow students and teachers. Also photographs of the Old Age Home Celebration (1963).

Trillin, Elaine Sue, Papers, 1947-1954, (K1298)
1 cubic foot
This collection includes photograohs pertaining the Alpha Chapter Sigma Theta Pi Sorority, Delta Gamma Phi Sorority, Fox Manufacturing Company Christmas party, and Beth Shalom Congregation confirmation classes, as well as a program for a Keneseth Israel-Beth Sholom confirmation service.


Unterman, Phoebe Eloise, Papers, (K1130)
0.05 cubic foot (1 folder)
This collection contains the children’s picture book Through Eva’s Eyes written by Phoebe Eloise Unterman, based on the true story of her grandmother Eva’s experiences in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II.

Uri Seiden and Associates Records, 1950-1988, (K1228)
38 cubic feet
Drawings of an engineering/architecture firm in Kansas City, MO.


Village Shalom Collection, 1900-2005, (K1315)
14 cubic feet
The collection contains scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, minutes of various committees, membership account books, photos, slides, and architectural drawings of the buildings of Village Shalom.


Walz, Martin Luther (1864-1913) Family Papers, 1888, (K1232)
2 folders
Genealogical information about members of the Walz family. Includes photograph of Walz as a young man, and a letter written to Walz by Emil Medious, a minister in Baiersdorf, Germany, about Walz's parents and siblings.

Wayne, Jeanette Miller (1931- ) and Robert H. (1925-2012) Papers, 1938-1989, (K1007)
7 folders
personal papers and photographs, papers of Sam Dantzig who served in WWI with Harry S. Truman including invitation to Truman's inauguration and signed portrait of Truman

Weiner, Mary Beth (1941- ) Papers, 1991-1993, (K1072)
1 folder
Weiner was president of the Kansas City chapter of the Women's American Organization for Rehabilitation Training (ORT), an organization which building technical schools for underprivileged areas in Israel and the United States. Includes ORT flyers and newspaper clippings on the biennial ORT convention representing their Kansas City chapter.

Weinstein, Judith E., Papers, (K1019)
0.21 cubic foot (6 folders)
The Judith E. Weinstein Papers contain board meeting minutes, financial records, and related material from the B’nai B’rith Women of Greater Kansas City between 1979 and 1992.

White, Shirley Copaken (1927- ) Papers, 1937-2007, (K1187)
2 cubic feet
White is very active in cultural, philanthropic, and social organizations, including those of Beth Shalom Synagogue and Hadassah. Includes publications; White and Copaken family photographs and printed materials; Beth Shalom Synagogue and Hadassah materials; Paseo High School reunions; the grand opening of the Lewis and Shirley White Theatre at the Jewish Community Campus; Jewish Community Foundation programs; and newspaper and magazine clippings about Sandi White, Rita Blitt, the AT&T Building, and miscellaneous other subjects.

Wilborn and Associates Photograph Collection, 1930s-1971, (K0790)
3 cubic feet
Photographs of architectural and landscape drawing for buildings designed by Kansas City architects. Also photographs of organizations and activities within the Kansas City Jewish Community.

Willens, Sidney L. (1926- ) Collection, 1976-2010, (K1190)
25 folders
Willens was an attorney specializing in civil liberty issues in Kansas City, MO. includes correspondence, news articles, Jackson County Office of Human Relations and Citizen Complaints Reports, and Willins' writings on the value of humor.

Williams, Luke Edon (1891-1965) Scrapbook, 1920s-1930s, (K0784)
1 folder
Williams was an African-American physician in the Kansas City area for 43 years. A photographic scrapbook containing pictures of William's family and friends.

Wilson, Laurel E. (1947- ) Papers, 1860-2008, (K0594)
1 cubic foot
Research files of Wilson, Professor Emerita and former curator of the Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection-University of Missouri-Columbia, concerning the history of the Kansas City Garment Industry.

Winitz, Shevie Schuman (1936- ) Papers, 1972-1984, (K1184)
1 cubic foot
Winitz served on the board of the Greater Kansas City branch of B'nai B'rith Women Includes BBW, minutes, programs, newsletters and photographs. Also material relating to Congregation Beth Shalom.

Winkel, Jeffrey Bruce (1947- ) and Deborah Gale (1949- ) Papers, ca. 1910s-2005, (K1008)
6 folders
Family papers including bonds, certificates, genealogical charts, and photographs.

Wishna, Sheldon (1934- ) Papers, 1949-1979, (K1265)
0.3 cubic foot
Scrapbooks, photographs and other materials relating to the Beth Shalom Men's Club of which Wishna served as president.

Wolkow and Benjamin Family Papers, 1831-1978, (K1241)
2 folders
Genealogical charts of the David Hersh Wolkow and David Benjamavich [Benjamin] families.

Wollman Family Collection, 1986, (K1242)
1 folder
Book: "Jonas and Betty (Kohn) Wollman and Their Descendants," by. Joan F. Curran.

Woolf Brothers Company Records, 1910-1990, (K0282)
92 cubic feet, 20 microfilm rolls
Woolf Brothers was a premier men's clothing store, which also produced some item under their own label, located in Kansas City, MO. Includes orders, patterns, advertisements and other financial, legal, and sore related data. Known for the innovative use of advertising, the Woolf Brothers Company maintained a collection of scrapbooks of their newspaper ads which have been microfilmed.


Zeff, David R. (1925-2004) Collection, 1930s-1950s, (K0927)
0.08 cubic foot (8 folders, 1 oversize)
The David R. Zeff Collection contains newspaper clippings, newsletters, and memorabilia from the Aleph Zadik Aleph B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, the Jewish Youth Federation, Southwest High School, and features photographs of the contestants of the 1945 Yom Kippur Dance Night’s Sweetheart contest, as well as personal photographs.