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Manuscript Collection No. 835
Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
A native of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Joseph Levine was born in 1909 to an Orthodox rabbi and was the youngest of thirteen children. Beginning his career at Temple Emanu-El in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, he served Mount Sinai Congregation in Texarkana, Texas, from 1958 until his retirement in 1981. During the 1960s and 1970s, he would travel to Beth Israel in El Dorado, Arkansas once a month to lead services, conduct Torah study, and teach religious school.
A well-known speaker and a lover of history, Levine was much-beloved by the greater Texarkana community. He was given a prolonged standing ovation after a talk to the Texarkana American Legion Post in 1971, for example, and after his death, the Greater Texarkana Ministerial Alliance honored him by dedicating its 1981 Brotherhood Service Award to his memory.
--Adapted from http://www.isjl.org/history/archive/tx/texarkana.html (accessed November 14, 2011).
Collection consisting mostly of high holiday sermons, together with one file of correspondence.
This collection is arranged in one (1) series.
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
Joseph Levine, by the act of donating the Joseph Levine Papers to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by the Levine family and their heirs. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of materials.
Minutes and other records of Mount Sinai Congregation, Texarkana, Tex., have been placed in SC-15832 and SC-15833.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Joseph Levine Papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-835. Joseph Levine Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Joseph Levine Papers were received from Joseph Levine, Texarkana, Texas.
Processed by Kevin Proffitt, October 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.
No further accruals are expected to this collection.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the American Jewish Archives's online catalog.
Mount Sinai Congregation (Texarkana, Tex.)
Temple Emanu-El (Greensburg, Pa.)
United States. National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Jewish sermons, American