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Guide to the Adele Buchalter Scrapbooks
circa 1866-1981
 MS 86

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Buchalter, Adele, 1899-1991
Title: Adele Buchalter scrapbooks
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1866-1981
Abstract: The collection holds 29 scrapbooks compiled by New Yorker Adele Buchalter (1899-1991). Comprised primarily of photographs, the albums trace Buchalter's life from infancy through her move at age 80 to a retirement community. Subjects include, among others, Buchalter's school years at Horace Mann School for Girls and Vassar College, volunteer service at the start of World War I, her career in retail mostly as a buyer/purchasing agent, her family history (which includes 19th century Jewish immigrants from Germany), and extensive travels in the 1970s.
Quantity: 3.5 Linear feet in 14 flat boxes (29 volumes)
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact manuscripts@nyhistory.org prior to your research visit to coordinate access. Keep in mind that it will take between two (2) and five (5) business days for collections to arrive, and you should plan your research accordingly.
Language: The documents in the collection are primarily in English, with some family history and travel documents in other languages.
Call Phrase: MS 86