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Guide to the Benjamin Weinberg Papers
1922-1981 (Bulk 1922-1940)
  MS 686

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Collection processed by Jan Hilley

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 04, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series I: Correspondence, 1923-1981, undated

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains over two hundred pieces of correspondence - letters, telegrams and postcards. Within each folder the items are arranged in chronological order

The contents of the first folder (Box 1, Folder 1) document business transactions conducted in Poland beginning in early 1923 and continuing through the end of 1925. Mostly written in Polish, there are also Russian, German and French letters. At the time of this correspondence, Mr. Weinberg was using the name Benjamin Treiger. Some of the letters are signed by his father-in-law, A.J. Wajnberg.

Many of the letters in the other correspondence folders relate to immigration and travel issues and are written in English. There are also Polish, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Italian items. Correspondence after 1949 consists of letter and postcards written to Mrs. Weinberg. Box 1, Folder 5 contains letters of introduction from newspapers, a bank and Jewish organizations. All are in English.

Box 1, Folders 6 and 7 contain telegrams. In Folder 6 there are also letters and a few cards that were bound within the book of telegrams. Original order is maintained.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Correspondence, Business (Poland), 1923-1925 (Polish, Russian, German, French)
1923-1925
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Correspondence, 1926-1928 (Polish, English)
1926-1928
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Correspondence, 1934-1938 (Polish, Yiddish, English)
1934-1938
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Correspondence, 1947-1957 (Polish, Italian, English)
1947-1957
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Correspondence, Letters of Introduction
1926-1938
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Correspondence, Telegrams, Bound (Polish, Yiddish, English)
1925, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Correspondence, Telegrams, 1938-1939 (English, Polish)
1938-1939
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Correspondence, Alienated Envelopes(English, Polish)
1936-1981, undated

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