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Manuscript Collection No. 452
Communal leader Jacob Ezekiel was born in Philadelphia, June 20, 1812. In 1833 he moved to Baltimore where he helped establish the Hebrew Benevolent Society. The next year he moved to Richmond, Virginia, where he entered the dry goods business and became active in Jewish affairs. Moving to Cincinnati in 1869, Ezekiel served as secretary of the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College from 1876-1896. He died in Cincinnati, May 16, 1899.
Correspondence and scrapbooks covering the activites of Jacob Ezekiel and family. Included is material covering Hebrew Union College, Union of American Hebrew Congregations, and Hebrew Benevolent Society of Baltimore, Maryland; articles by Herbert T. Ezekiel; and Jacob Ezekiel's copybooks (1842). Correspondents include Isaac M. Wise, Marcus Jastrow, Frederick De Sola Mendes, and Henry Berkowitz.
Terms of Access and Use
The Jacob Ezekiel 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
Various donors, by the act of donating the Jacob Ezekiel Papers to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by Jacob Ezekiel 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 Jacob Ezekiel Papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-452. Jacob Ezekiel Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Jacob Ezekiel Papers were received from various donors.
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.
Berkowitz, Henry -- 1857-1924
Ezekiel, Jacob, -- 1812-1899 -- Manuscripts
Hebrew Benevolent Society (Baltimore, Maryland)
Hebrew Union College
Jastrow, Marcus -- 1829-1903 -- Correspondence
Jews -- Maryland -- Baltimore
Jews -- Ohio -- Cincinnati
Jews -- Virginia -- Richmond
Mendes, Frederick De Sola -- 1850-1927
Union of American Hebrew Congregations
Wise, Isaac Mayer -- 1819-1900