Manuscript Group 1350, Solomon Foster (b. 1878) Papers,  ca. 1900 – 1940s

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Manuscript Group 1350, Solomon Foster (b. 1878)
Papers, ca. 1900-1940s, 10 linear feet / 19 boxes
Call Number: MG 1350


The personal and professional papers of a noted Newark rabbi. Rabbi Solomon Foster was the spiritual leader of Temple B’nai Jeshurun, Newark, New Jersey.  The collection includes personal as well as community based material: Temple documents, correspondence, printed matter, a large collection of the Rabbi’s sermons, Masonic material, as well as extensive correspondence from pre 1900 through the 1940s.  In addition, a large collection of religious publications that the Rabbi gathered, as well as a collection of mail (mainly form letters fr0m the 1920s and 30s) from various Jewish organizations.

Gift of Arline and Herb Borteck, 1994.

Box List:

Box Contents Dates
1 Special topics A-O: Autobiography; Biography; Hate mail; Masonic material; Notable correspondence – Charles Edison, Mrs. Thomas Edision, David Sarnoff, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Wendle Willkie, Hellen Keller, Newark mayors, NJ governors, others
2 Special topics P-Z: Palestine; Published works; Belle Silverman, etc.
3 Family photos and artifacts
4 Collection of religious publications (some rare)
5 Temple B’nai Jeshurun material
6 Temple B’nai Jeshurun material
7 Correspondence form various Jewish groups
8 Writings (probably sermons) n. d.
9 Writings (probably sermons) n. d.
10 Sermons and related material dated
11 Personal correspondence pre 1900-1919
12 Personal correspondence 1920-1928
13 Personal correspondence 1929
14 Personal correspondence 1930
15 Personal correspondence 1931-1934
16 Personal correspondence 1935-1936
17 Personal correspondence 1938-1939
18 Personal correspondence 1940s, n. d.
19 Correspondence sent

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