American Religious History Resources in the Special Collections Research Center
This is a guide to religious organization records, papers of religious leaders, laypeople's diaries, religious periodicals, and other items in the Special Collections Research Center which can be used to study American religious history.
Record book (1947-1970) of Rabbi Serouski of Melbourne, Australia, and starting 1955, of Beth Hillel, New York, N.Y. Recorded in chronological order are births, deaths, marriages, circumcisions, bar mitzvah's, and Yahrzeit's he officiated in the community.
Series of two sided trading cards. One of the sides have images of aspects of Jewish life, such as lighting candles and dancing with the Torah. The other sides have short bible verses and explanations of the images. The trading cards are found in Box 3, Folder 4.
Scrapbook, 1955-1958 of Barbara (Bobbi) Gabowitz, a teenager from Highland Parks, New Jersey documenting her time spent in a Jewish summer camp, Camp Tel-Hai in Jamison, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Scrapbook includes letters, photographs, admission tickets, newsletters and handmade cards as well as many comments made on those items by Bobbi Gabowitz, who titled the first page "This book contains memoirs of my summer romances at Camp Tel-Hai."
Scope and Contents Small bound Siddur (Jewish prayer book) with English on left side and Hebrew on the right side and a small bound book with prayers for different situations with glued in excerpts for ministering to Jews, Catholics and Christian Scientists. Undated.
Diary, 1935, of a teenage boy of Brooklyn, New York. Daily diary entries record school and leisure activities, holidays, chores performed and the occasional comment on local or national events. He mentions that his family owned a beauty parlor and observed Jewish holidays.
He first attended Ultrecht High School and then transferred to Samuel J. Tilden High School. He seemed to have done well in school and enjoyed playing the violin. He mentions library visits and reading, frequent visits to the movies and also going out with his friends.