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Manuscript Collection No. 240
Bernard Semel was born in Galicia in 1878. A Zionist, Semel was active in the Zionist Organization of America and many other Jewish organizations. In 1914 he co-founded (with Judah L. Magnes) the Yiddish newspaper, Der Tog. Semel's main interest was in Jewish education. He was one of the organizers of the Jewish Education Association as well as a board member and secretary of the Jewish Education Committee. Bernard Semel died in 1959.
Collection consisting of correspondence, speeches, newsclippings, and miscellaneous items pertaining to Semel's work in Jewish education, his interest in Palestine, and other matters.
Terms of Access and Use
The Bernard Semel Papers are open to all users. The original manuscript collection is available in the Barrows-Loebelson Reading Room of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
Property and Literary Rights
Herbert Semel, by the act of donating the Bernard Semel Papers to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by Bernard Semel and his heirs. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of materials.
Questions concerning rights should be addressed to the Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives. For more information see the American Jewish Archives copyright information webpage.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Bernard Semel Papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-240. Bernard Semel Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Bernard Semel Papers were received from Herbert Semel, New York, New York, in 1959.
Processed by American Jewish Archives staff.
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the AJA's online catalog.
Jewish Education Association
Jewish Education Committee
Jewish religious education
Jews -- Education
Palestine -- Emigration and immigration
Semel, Bernard -- 1878-1959
Zionist Organization of America