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Manuscript Collection No. 263
Henry Cohen was born in London in 1863. After receiving his ordination from Jews' College in London Cohen occupied pulpits in Jamaica and Mississippi before becoming rabbi at Reform Congregation B'nai Israel in Galveston, Texas. Cohen was involved in many causes and issues, notably the "Galveston Movement" (1906-1914) which undertook to divert East European Jewish immigrants from the Eastern U.S. to the interior of the country. Henry Cohen died in 1952.
Collection consisting of correspondence, newsclippings, publications, and miscellaneous items; topics represented include Mexican immigration to the U.S., social work, prison reform, the Leo M. Frank lynching case, and the Galveston Movement.
Terms of Access and Use
The Henry Cohen 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
Henry Cohen, by the act of donating the Henry Cohen Papers to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by Henry Cohen and his heirs. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of materials.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Henry Cohen Papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-263. Henry Cohen Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Henry Cohen Papers were received from Henry Cohen, Champaign, Illinois, in 1963.
Processed by American Jewish Archives staff.
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
Cohen, Henry -- 1863-1952
Frank, Leo Max -- 1884-1915
Galveston movement -- 1906-1914
Jews -- Texas -- Galveston
Mexico -- Emigration and immigration
Prison reformers -- Texas -- Galveston
Rabbis -- Texas -- Galveston
Reform Congregation B'nai Israel (Galveston, Texas)