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Manuscript Collection No. 803
Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Rabbi Lawrence P. Karol was born in Kansas City, Missouri, where both of his parents were born and raised. Rabbi Karol attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences (with a major in Sociology and a minor in Religious Studies). He was ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati in 1981, and has served congregations in Dayton, Ohio for three years as assistant rabbi; twenty-two years as rabbi of Temple Beth Sholom in Topeka, Kansas; and five years as rabbi of Temple Israel in Dover, New Hampshire. Rabbi Karol's work in schools, on community boards, on state commissions and as a major leader in local interfaith organizations have been the hallmarks of his service to the community.
--Adapted from Rabbi Lawrence P. Karol, Temple Beth-El, Las Cruces, New Mexico (http://www.tbelc.org/karol.htm).
This collection consists of research materials for Lawrence P. Karol's thesis, "Rabbinic Leadership in the Reform Movement as Reflected in the Life and Writings of Rabbi Abraham Jehiel Feldman (1893-1977)", completed in 1981. Materials include copies of correspondence, news clippings, manuscripts of sermons and addresses, and miscellaneous items from the Abraham J. Feldman papers. Also included are Lawrence P. Karol's thesis proposal and drafts, along with extensive handwritten research notes, which meticulously cite the original documents the notes are referencing.
This collection is arranged in a single (1) series: materials arranged topically.
Terms of Access and Use
This collection is 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
Lawrence P. Karol, by the act of donating this collection to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by Lawrence P. Karol or his heirs. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of some materials.
Karol, Lawrence P. Nearprint. Nearprint Biographies.
Karol, Lawrence P. Photographs. PC-2203.
Feldman, Abraham Jehiel, 1893-1977. Papers, 1906-1977 (bulk 1930-1970). MS-38.
Feldman, Abraham Jehiel, 1893-1977. Photographs. PC-1197.
Feldman, Abraham Jehiel, 1893-1977. Letter, October 2, 1975. SC-3069.
Feldman, Abraham Jehiel, 1893-1977. Letter, June 12, 1963. SC-1319.
Karol, Lawrence P. Interview with Ralph Mecklenberger and David Aaron, 1981. C-4739.
Karol, Lawrence P. Interview with Peter Heyman, 1981. C-4740.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Lawrence P. Karol Research Materials and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-803. Lawrence P. Karol Research Materials. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Lawrence P. Karol Research Materials were received from Lawrence P. Karol, Topeka, Kan., in June, 2006.
Processed by Michelle Wirth, September, 2011.
This collection was arranged and described according to minimal-processing standards. Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the AJA Online Catalog.
Persons and Families
Feldman, Abraham J. (Abraham Jehiel), 1893-1977
Karol, Lawrence P.
United States. National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Genres and Forms