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Manuscript Collection No. 423
Pioneer rabbi of the Reform movement, talmudist, and prayer book revisor, Adler was born in Worms, Germany, December 3, 1809. He was one of the early advocates of Reform Judaism and attended the rabbinical conferences of 1844-46 in Germany. In 1857, he came to the U.S. as rabbi of Temple Emanu-El in New York City. Adler was one of the founders of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum and was made honorary president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis when it was established in 1889. He died in New York City on June 9, 1891.
Papers consists of correspondence to Adler from various congregations and individuals as well as an English translation of his autobiography.
Terms of Access and Use
The Samuel Adler 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
The Society for Ethical Culture and Mrs. Ashton Sanborn, by the act of donating the Samuel Adler Papers to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by Samuel Adler 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 Samuel Adler Papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-423. Samuel Adler Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Samuel Adler Papers were received from the Society for Ethical Culture, New York, New York, in 1963 and Mrs. Ashton Sanborn, Tuscon, Arizona, in 1968.
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.
Adler, Samuel -- 1809-1891
Congregation Emanu-El (New York, N.Y.)
Jews -- New York (N.Y.)
Reform Judaism -- 19th century