TABLE OF CONTENTS
Manuscript Collection No. 856
Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
The Society of Jewish Bibliophiles was founded in 1961 by Fritz Bamberger as a testimony to what he perceived to be the Jewish commitment to learning and knowledge. The Society of Jewish Bibliophiles was preceded by an organization called the Bibliophile Friends of the Jewish Book. The name was changed in 1962 when the organization incorporated.
The aims of the Society of Jewish Bibliophiles were to stimulate book collecting, to further related bibliographical research, and to keep alive the classic tradition of excellence and beauty in the production of modern Jewish books. The Society organized meetings of Jewish bibliophiles, sponsored exhibitions, published Jewish books of bibliophilistic character under its own imprint, and encouraged the publication of such books by others.
The Society of Jewish Bibliophiles actively held meetings from 1961 through 1967 and continued its publishing activities until 1971. This was followed by a significant period of inactivity and the ultimate dissolving of the Society in 1983.
This collection consists primarily of correspondence from 1961 to 1965. Also included are minutes and correspondence from the establishment of the Society in 1961, along with articles of incorporation and a code of regulations.
This collection is arranged in a single 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
Herbert C. Zafren, 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 the Society of Jewish Bibliophiles. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of some 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.
Nearprint material was separated to Society of Jewish Bibliophiles. Nearprint Special Topics.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Society of Jewish Bibliophiles Records and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-856. Society of Jewish Bibliophiles Records. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Society of Jewish Bibliophiles Records were received from Herbert C. Zafren, Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, Klau Library, Cincinnati, Ohio in October, 2000.
Processed by Michelle Wirth Detroit, February, 2012.
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
Bamberger, Fritz, 1902-1984.
Zafren, Herbert Cecil, 1925-
Society of Jewish Bibliophiles.
United States. National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Books and reading.
Genres and Forms
Articles of incorporation.