The Benjamin M. Roe Papers (1905-1978) consist of the personal and professional papers of Roe, an immigrant from Russia and Salt Lake City businessman and philanthropist. Included are a travel diary, news clippings, correspondence, B'nai Israel Temple records, histories of Utah Jews, subject files, publications, and other materials.; Biographical Sketch; I. Personal Material; Personal Material; Letters Written in Hebrew & Yiddish; Travel--Itinerary and Diary; Travel--Guide Books; Travel--Postcards; Travel--Memorabilia; Personal Memorabilia, Certificates; Certificates of Gifts to the B'nai B'rith Women's Children's Home in B'ait V'agn, Israel; Roe, Benjamin M.; Roe, Michael; Roe Family Members; Lord's women's clothing store owned by Benjamin M. Roe; II. Organizations and People; Organizations and People--Alberta Henry Education Foundation-Israel; Alberta Henry Education Foundation, Correspondence; Alberta Henry Education Foundation, Correspondence; Alberta Henry Education Foundation, Articles of Incorporation; Alberta Henry Education Foundation; American Cancer Society Correspondence; American Christian Palestine Committee Correspondence, news releases; American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, Correspondence; American Friends of the Hewbrew University Correspondence; American Humanist Association and Humanist Institute of San Francisco Correspondence; American Jewish Archives Correspondence; American Palestine Trading Corporation (AmPal) Correspondence; American Zionist Committee for Public Affairs Correspondence; Ballet West Correspondence; B'nai B'rith Correspondence; B'nai B'rith--B. F. Peixotto Lodge No. 421, Salt Lake City; B'nai B'rith--Chai Award Correspondence, Notes; B'nai B'rith--Chai Award; Brandeis University Correspondence; Brigham Young University Correspondence; Brigham Young University Friends of the Library; Children's Center, Salt Lake City Correspondence; Christian Churches Correspondence; Civil Liberties Union, American and Utah Correspondence; Community Drug Crisis Center Correspondence; Conn, Harold M. Correspondence; Congregation B'nai Israel Correspondence; Congregation Montefiore Correspondence; Development Fund for American Judaism Correspondence; Easter Seal Society and Utah Society for Crippled Children and Adults Correspondence; Eastern Star Home Fund Correspondence; Friedman, Maury Correspondence; First Unitarian Society (Church) Correspondence; Glasser, Joseph B. (Rabbi) Correspondence; Israel Embassy and Consulate Correspondence; Organizations and People--James L. White Jewish Community Center; Correspondence; Donation Collection Committee Correspondence; Donations and Financial Statements; Warranty Deed; Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws; Policies; Architect and Sculptor Reports; Institutes and Training Programs; Cornerstone Ceremonies; Dedication Program; Board Meeting Minutes; Membership Lists, Committee Rosters; Awards; Organizations and People--Jaffe, Maurice A.-United Nations, Utah Association for; Jaffe, Maurice A. Correspondence; Jewish (American) Committees and Societies Correspondence; Jewish Publication Society of America Correspondence; Law Day Liberty Bell Award Correspondence; League of Women Voters of Salt Lake City Correspondence; Metropolitan Salt Lake Council on Aging Correspondence; Moss, Frank Correspondence; Moulton, Arthur (Bishop) Correspondence; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Correspondence; National Conference of Christians and Jews, Inc. Correspondence; National Hemophilia Foundation Correspondence; National Jewish Hospital at Denver Correspondence; Near East Report Correspondence; Neighborhood House--Building Project; Odyssey House Correspondence; Rampton, Calvin L. Correspondence; Rosenblatt, Joseph Correspondence; Rosenfield, Samuel--Scholarship Fund Correspondence; Silverman, Saul Correspondence; State of Israel Bonds Correspondence; Stillman, Phillip M. Correspondence; Saint Christopher's Mission to the Navajo and Hat Rock Valley Retreat Center Correspondence; Salt Lake Art Center Correspondence; Shapiro, Joshua, and Clara (Nell); Shriners' Hospitals for Crippled Children Correspondence; Synagogue Council of America Correspondence; United Fund Correspondence; United Jewish Appeal Correspondence; United Jewish Council and Salt Lake Jewish Welfare Fund Correspondence; United Jewish Council and Salt Lake Jewish Welfare Fund; United Jewish Council; United Nations, Utah Association for Correspondence; Organizations and People--United Nations, Utah Association for,-University of Utah; United Nations, Utah Association for Reports and publicity; United Nations, American Association for Correspondence; United Negro College Fund Correspondence; United Services for New Americans Correspondence; United States Department of State Correspondence; United World Federalists Correspondence; University of Utah Judaica Library; University of Utah Middle East Center Correspondence; University of Utah Friends of the Library Correspondence; University of Utah--Joseph Ginat Correspondence; University of Utah Medical School Correspondence; University of Utah Extension Division Correspondence; University of Utah Western Americana Library Correspondence; University of Utah--Memorial Student Loan Funds Correspondence; University of Utah Miscellaneous correspondence; Organizations and People--Utah, State of; Zucker, Louis C.; and Miscellaneous; Utah, State of Correspondence; Utah Association for Mental Health Correspondence; Utah Boys' State Correspondence; Utah Society for the Prevention of Blindness Correspondence; Utah State University Correspondence; Utah Symphony Orchestra Correspondence; Watters, Leon L. Correspondence; Werkmeister, William H. Correspondence; Westminster College Correspondence; White House Conference on Youth Correspondence; Women's American Organization for Rehabilitation through Training Correspondence; Yivo Institute for Jewish Research Correspondence; Young Men's Christian Association Correspondence; Youth Tobacco Advisory Council Publicity, newsletters; Zionist Organization of America Correspondence; Zogry, Arnold Correspondence; Zucker, Louis C. Correspondence; Miscellaneous Correspondence; III. B'nai Israel Temple Records; B'nai Israel Temple Records; American Jewish Archives Correspondence; Brandeis University Correspondence and publicity; Central Conference of American Rabbis Correspondence; Combined Campaign for American Reform Judaism Correspondence; Congregation Montefiore Correspondence; National Fund Raising Services Correspondence; National Jewish Welfare Board Correspondence; Rabbinical Placement Committee Correspondence; Rabbi Alvin S. Luchs Correspondence; Rabbi Adolph A. Fink Correspondence; Rabbi Mordecai Podet Correspondence; Rabbi Richard G. Hirsch Correspondence; Rabbi Morton E. Kaufman Correspondence; Rabbi Applications Corrrespondence; Rabbis Biographical sketches; Rabbi List; Temple Brotherhood and Temple Men's Club Correspondence; Temple Brotherhood and Temple Men's Club Membership Lists and Meeting Minutes; National Federation of Temple Brotherhoods (Jewish Chautaugua Society) Correspondence; Union of American Hebrew Congregations Correspondence; Miscellaneous Correspondence; Invitations to Join the Congregation; Resignations from the Congregation; Congregation Membership Correspondence, reports; Membership Lists; Board Membership; Committees; Congregation Business Correspondence; Contributions Correspondence; Dues Correspondence; Dues and Pledge Accountings; B'nai Israel Temple Records; Minute Book and Business Records; Meeting Minutes; Temple Building and Remodeling Correspondence, and reports; Bylaws, Reports; Budgets; Receipts and Disbursements; Balance Sheets; Bank Statements; Legal Agreements; Programs and Invitations; Speeches and Speech Notes; Miscellaneous Records; Newsclippings; B'nai Israel Cemetery Association; Correspondence; Leon L. Watters; Quit Claim Deed; Budgets; Receipts and Disbursements; Balance Sheets, Pledges, Miscellaneous; Account Book; Business Records; B'nai Israel Sisterhood; Meeting Minutes; Meeting Minutes; National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods Correspondence; Miscellaneous Correspondence; Annual Reports; Membership and Committee Lists; Membership Records and Dues Lists; Miscellaneous and Unidentified Name Lists; Financial Reports; Financial Records; Yearbooks; Reports and Speeches; Programs, Cards, and Publicity; IV. The Pioneer Jews Of Utah, by Leon L. Watters; Pioneer Jews of Utah--Biographical Notes and Sketches; Notes and Sketches of Prominent Utah Jews; Pioneer Jews of Utah--Manuscript Drafts; Drafts of the Book; Pioneer Jews of Utah--Manuscript Drafts; Draft with Revisions; Manuscript as Revised for Publication; Pioneer Jews of Utah--Research Materials, Notes; Notebooks Concerning Jews of Utah; Notebooks on Utah Jews; Pioneer Jews of Utah--Research Materials, Notes; American Jewish Archives; Congregation B'nai Israel; Congregations Montefiore, Shaarey Tzedek, and B'rith Sholem (Ogden); "The Early Jews of Utah," by Leon L. Watters; "The Jews of Salt Lake City--Our Background," by Louis C. Zucker; Jews--Rabbis in Utah; Jews in Utah; National Archives File No. 784; Utah--Clarion, Jewish Colony; Utah--Corinne; Utah; Fraternal Orders; Virginia City, Nevada; V. History Of The Jews In Utah And Idaho, by Juanita Brooks; History of the Jews in Utah and Idaho, by Juanita Brooks; Kohs, Sam C. Correspondence; Correspondence; Research Materials; Drafts; Page Proofs; VII. Miscellaneous; Subject File; American Jewish Archives; American Jewish Tercentenary; Auerbach Company; Auerbach and Friedman; Bamberger and Cohn; Clarion, Utah; International Order of Odd Fellows; Jews in Utah--Newspaper Clippings; Jewish Publication--By Jacob R. Marcus or Herbert C. Zafren; Jewish Publications--Miscellaneous Articles; Jewish Publications--Newsletters, Bulletins; Masons--St. John Lodge No. 18, Pioche, Nevada Correspondence; Masons--Educational Bulletins; Ninety-first Division Association, Mountain Sector (World War I); Nottingham Hill, England, Race Riot; Salt Lake City Directory; Trans-Pacific Air Mail (China Clipper); Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution; Books; Microfilm, Artifacts; Microfilm of B'nai Israel Temple Records and Leon L. Watters's Pioneer Jews of Utah Notes and Research; Listing of Contents of Microfilm Rolls; James L. White--Plaque for Restoration of Touro Synagogue; Sari White--Eleanor Roosevelt Humanities Award for State of Israel Bonds (medallion); B'nai Israel Temple--Rubber Stamp "Temple Brotherhood"; Benjamin M. Roe Autobiography, Edited by James M. Rock; Research Notes and Rough Draft of the Autobiography of Benjamin M. Roe; Itinerary for visit to Mediterranean countries and Israel. Gives flight and hotel information as well as tour. Diary of European trip. Gives brief impressions of daily happenings--includes England, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, and France.; Guide to the Museum of Ancient Corinth, Athens, Greece. Guide and information on the Jewish Synagogue of Florence, Italy.; Toledo, Spain, synagogues and churches (set). Old Acre, Israel (set). Ayelet Hashahar, a kibutz in Israel (set). Single card of picture by L. Schwerin called "In the Mountains of Galilee."; Pin "Remember" in a folder. Written in Hebrew the explanation states the pin is for mourning those Jews who died in the holocaust in Nazi Germany. Booklet of poetry in German, Gedanken, by Nella Bohar Juda. Commemorates the deaths of Jews in World War II. Given to the Roes by a refugee from Nazi Germany in an old people's home in Venice, Italy.; Two handpaintings of rugs made at St. Christopher's Mission to the Navajo, 1964, 1965. B'nai B'rith Twenty-five Year Silver Honor Certificate from B. F. Peixotto Lodge number 421, Salt Lake City, Utah. Copy of a certificate entering Roe's godson, Joshua Louis Stillman into the covenant of Abraham. Honorary Fishing Degree given to Roe by the Bassetts of Granite Ranch.; Gift given by "Gail, Michael, David and Julie" in honor of the Roes' anniversaries and Benjamin M. Roe's seventieth birthday.; Newspaper clippings. Notes from Bancroft Library about people with the family name of Watters. Funeral service program for Henry Yoshihiko Kasai.; Bank book with note explaining how Benjamin M. Roe went broke. He paid all his creditors but had to borrow $50.00 from his son to pay the rent. WMAL Radio-New York. News release about hiring Michael Roe as an account executive in 1967. Father's Day Telegram. Anniversary notes written to mother and father as a child. Essay on combatting communism. Essay on Israel and its development. Michael Roe's speech given at his Bar Mitsvah.; Newspaper clippings.; Articles of Incorporation. Newspaper clippings.; Letters that explain the foundation and its basis, thank you letters from students who have received assistance, letters of contribution, and business meeting announcements.; Letters from students expressing thanks for financial assistance, letters from schools with lists of students needing aid, and letters seeking and giving contributions.; Some meeting minutes and memoranda; lists of members on the governing board; list of questions and answers about the Foundation; financial report; and draft of a letter asking for contributions.; Newsclippings.; Letters thanking Roe for his contributions.; Press release about Christian leaders leaving New York to study Middle East problems; and letter seeking financial assistance for Jewish study in Israel.; Letters requesting contributions.; Letters about contributions.; Letters thanking Roe for contributions and seeking continued support.; Letters concerning copying the papers of Leon L. Watters.; Letters about company business and profits; Roe was a stockholder.; Letters thanking Roe for his contributions.; Thank you letters for Roe's contributions.; Letters asking for contributions and thanking Roe for his support.; Program of Sixteenth Annual Convention and Seventy-fifth Anniversary, Diamond Jubilee.; Letters informing Roe that he was the recipient of the Chai Award for service in behalf of Israel and community leadership. Congratulatory letters and telegrams, Roe's thank you for the congratulatory letters, and list of people attending the dinner.; Programs and speeches.; Letters to Louis C. Zucker and Roe about the school and thanking them for contributions.; Letters about the establishment of a Judaica Library at the university, and thank you letters for contributions.; Publications--A Letter from Brigham Young and Daniel H. Wells . . ., 1857, 1963; The San Bernardino Broadside, ; A Pardon From Abraham Lincoln, 1970.; Letters thanking Roe for his contributions, and one making him a member of the advisory board.; Letters to and from Salt Lake area Christian churches about contributions and letters about Israel's tenth anniversary celebration in 1958.; Letters about union matters to Roe as treasurer; program about the Justice Douglas Dinner, 1971; and letters concerned with the Citizens for Decent Literature League.; Letters expressing thanks for Roe's contributions.; Letters about Conn's gift to Roe of an 1852 map of the western United States published in Germany which was then given to the University of Utah Library, Special Collections Department.; Includes Roe's letter of resignation from the congregation.; Letters expressing thanks for contributions.; Thank you letters for Roe's contributions.; Contribution thank you letters.; Personal letters to Roe about Friedman's current life in the United States Army.; Thank you letters for contributions.; Letters about promoting the development fund drive for the Union of American Hebrew Congregations.; Thank you letters for hospitality to Roe and personal, friendly letters.; Letters about governing the Center and appreciation for Roe's role in the Center and community.; Letters seeking contributions or payments of pledges, letters and notes within the committee discussing how best to collect money.; Lists of donations made and amounts paid or owing on pledges to the Center.; Carbon Copy of the deed for the Center.; Note about official holidays when the Center would be closed, regulations related to personnel committee hiring policies (Roe was a member of the personnel committee).; Reports on the progress of building the Center and its decoration, report from the sculptor, Alfred Van Loen, of New York, about his plans for the Center. (Included in the Photograph Collection are pictures of Mr. Van Loen and some of his work.); Training Program Manual for the United Jewish Council of Salt Lake City, 1956. Program for Community Center Board Training Institute, 1958.; Speeches and remarks, list of contents of the cornerstone.; Lists of members and dues, pledges owing, and lists of committee members.; Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award presented to Sari White for her service on behalf of Israel, 1968. Program and list of guests at a dinner in her honor. (The medallion presented to Mrs. White is in Box 18, Folder 2.) Scroll of Honor from the Jewish Community Center to Benjamin M. Roe for his support.; Letters about the development of Hechal Shlomo in Israel and contributions to the cause.; Letters from a variety of Jewish committees and societies seeking participation or support from Roe and the Salt Lake Jewish community.; Book orders by Roe.; Letters about the award and nomination procedures, nomination of Roe, and a letter from Roe expressing his thanks for the nomination even though he did not receive the award.; Letters soliciting financial support and thanking Roe for his contributions.; Letters thanking Roe for his financial support. Report, June 1971, mentioning Roe's contribution. Newsletter, December 1971. Trust Agreement (rough draft), 1972.; Letters between Roe and Moss, including notification from Moss that he had nominated Roe to the Utah State Advisory Committee for Civil Rights; general political correspondence; and appreciation for campaign contributions.; Personal greetings for New Year.; Membership card, letters expressing thanks for contributions.; Letters soliciting contributions and thanking Roe for his contributions and assistance with the Annual Brotherhood Dinners. Programs for the Second, Third, and Fourth Annual Brotherhood Dinners.; Letters soliciting and thanking Roe for his contributions.; Letters soliciting and thanking Roe for his contributions.; Letters about increasing the number of subscribers to the Report, a Washington, D.C., newsletter on United States foreign policy.; Pamphlet, report, and note, 1966-1967. Information about the House; annual report, 1966; and a note to the Roes thanking them for their support.; Letters thanking Roe for his contributions and service on the Advisory Board; "Get Well" card to Roe from Odyssey House.; Letters seeking contributions, invitations to formal fundraising dinners, thank you letters for contributions.; Letters between Roe and Rosenblatt about the Jewish Tercentenary project and other Jewish community happenings, personal correspondence.; Letters between Roe and recipients of the scholarship loans concerning repayment. Letters between Roe and the National Committee for Labor Israel, Inc., about turning over the remaining money from the Rosenfield Scholarship to be used for scholarships in Israel.; Letters about beginning a Judaica library collection at Arizona State University; Silverman wanted advice on how Roe handled the project at the University of Utah.; Letters about bond drives in the United States and Salt Lake City, letters from the manager of bond drives in Israel offering to assist the Roes on their trip to Israel, and a Certificate of Honor for Roe's participation and contribution in the bond drives.; Letters between the Jewish Welfare Board, the Salt Lake Jewish Community Center, Stillman, and Roe about bringing Stillman's "profile" up-to-date so that he could transfer to a center outside of Salt Lake, and personal letters between Stillman and Roe.; Letters from Helen Sturges and Reverend H. Baxter Liebler thanking Roe for his contributions, also includes reports on progress at the Mission. (Two photographs sent in 1953 of Indian children at the mission are in the Photograph Collection.); Letters thanking Roe for his membership and support.; Fiftieth anniversary announcement with picture (1934), and Roe's speech for Nell Shapiro's eightieth birthday.; Letters and certificates of appreciation for Roe's contributions.; Letters seeking contributions and thanking Roe for his financial support.; Letters about contributions including a list of contributions per employee for some Salt Lake City businesses.; Letters soliciting contributions from Roe and the Utah Jewish community, letters thanking Roe for his contributions and support.; Letters about contributions and fund raising affairs for the Welfare Fund--includes two long letters from Maurice Warshaw asking the Jewish community to understand his position about contributions.; Annual report.; Newsletter.; Letters about contributions, Roe's service on the board and the auditing committee, the Model United Nations program for high school students, and other general business.; President's reports, board member lists, publicity about benefit showing of Is Paris Burning? Programs for the Fifth Annual (1959) and Twentieth Annual (1974) Model United Nations Assembly at the University of Utah; program of Friendship Dinner sponsored by the Maurice Warshaw family, the Utah United Nations, and UNICEF.; Letters thanking Roe for his support and contributions.; Thank you letters for contributions.; Letters seeking to have refugee Jewish families settled in Salt Lake City.; Letter and program about the Regional Foreign Policy Conference.; Letters requesting Roe join and support the organization.; Letters to and from Roe about contributions to the Judaica Library fund, these include letters to Roe thanking him for his financial support and informing him of recent purchases and the amount of money in the fund. There are also thank you letters from Roe to people who have also contributed money to the fund. Letters about Myrtle Friedman's gift of $15,000 to the Judaica Library fund earmarked to have a history of the Jews in Utah and Idaho written--includes a letter from Mrs. Leon L. Watters and a reply regarding the fact her husband's work Pioneer Jews of Utah seemed to have been overlooked. Letters from University of Utah presidents, including LeRoy E. Cowles, Albert Ray Olpin, and James Chipman Fletcher, to Roe thanking him for his continued support of the University and the Judaica Library. Lists of contributions and contributors. Contributions name lists with pledge amounts. Publicity and newsclippings. Information brochure.; Letters about the Middle East Center, the Hebraic program, and contributions to the program.; Letters thanking Roe for his contributions and service on the Board of Directors as well as general business correspondence.; Letters concerning a study grant for work in Israel to Joseph Ginat of the Department of Anthropology.; Letters thanking Roe for his contributions.; Letters about Roe's support of the University of Utah sponsored Model United Nations.; Letters from Everett L. Cooley about Roe's papers and thanking him for his donation of the Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Helwing papers.; Letters about contributions to the Rabbi Alvin S. Luchs and the Joseph H. Dupler student loan funds.; Letters about various financial contributions and other assistance as well as a variety of other subjects.; Letters about completion of the International Peace Gardens.; Thank you letters for contributions made by Roe.; Letters thanking Roe for his sponsorship of one boy at Boys' State.; Letters thanking Roe for his contributions.; Letters thanking Roe for his contributions to establish a Judaica Library collection.; Letters thanking Roe for contributions, Friends of the Utah Symphony membership cards.; Letters about sending Watters's research materials on the Pioneer Jews of Utah to Roe to help in the research of the history of the Jews in Utah and Idaho. Also includes personal correspondence, a University of Utah news release on Watters's death in 1967, and letters from Mrs. Watters.; Letters about contributions for establishment of a Judaica Library collection, including lists of books purchased with the fund.; Letters outlining the proposed topics of discussion at the meetings and requesting Roe's support and attendance.; Thank you letters for contributions.; Thank you letters for continued membership-subscriptions.; Letters thanking Roe for his contributions to the camp building fund.; Information about the Council and pamphlets about smoking. Roe served on the Council.; Letters about contributions, growth of the movement, and general business of the group.; Letters about establishment of a public adminstration service--Roe's connection is unclear.; Letters from Zucker about progress on the University of Utah Judaica Library, Jewish community matters, and personal letters. Israel's 1969 State of Israel Bond Award Program at which Zucker was given the award for service to the community and the Jewish state.; Contributions to political campaigns. Contributions to universities. Congratulations and appreciation to Roe. Letters thanking Roe for contributions or assistance from a variety of organizations. Congratulations and appreciation from Roe. Letters to friends thanking them for services or congratulating them on awards. Contribution requests and acceptances. Letters about contributions but not clear about what group or organization the donation is for. Invitations and visitor schedules. Personal and family letters.; Letters from the Congregation B'nai Israel requesting photostats of early minutes of the congregation for use in the Diamond Jubilee Celebration.; Letters and publicity flyers about the establishment of the Jewish university and the visit of Dr. Sachar to Salt Lake City to raise support for the school.; Form letters to the congregations asking them to contribute money to send their rabbi to the annual convention. Form letters to the congregations asking them to contribute money to send their rabbi to the annual convention.; Letters about the campaign fund raising drives in Salt Lake City and urging the congregation leaders to participate. The funds were to be used for the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Reports to leaders. Newsletters reporting the activities and progress of the campaign.; Letter thanking B'nai Israel for allowing Rabbi Podet to perform ceremonies while their own Rabbi Cardon was unable to do so, congratulatory telegram to B'nai Israel.; Letters testifying to the ability of this service to assist groups in raising money.; Letters from Sam Kohs about possible new rabbis for the temple.; Letters from the committee and Rabbi Nathan A. Perilman about finding a new rabbi for the temple.; Resignation as acting rabbi under strained circumstances not clearly defined.; Letters about payment of the rabbi's expenses and about his illness and death which includes a letter written to him a year after his death.; Accepted as the new rabbi following the death of Rabbi Fink, these are letters about his application, acceptance, and installation, and a letter to his congregation leaders asking his salary be made commensurate with fellow rabbis.; Letters about having Rabbi Hirsch preside over Passover services while the congregation is still looking for a new rabbi.; Letters arranging for Rabbi Kaufman to preside for High Holidays.; Letters inquiring about the position as rabbi with the B'nai Israel Temple from Rabbis Harry Caplan, Sidney I. Goldstein, M. M. Landau, Arthur B. Lebowitz, Moshe M. Maggal, Israel Renov, and Sholom Stern.; Biographical notes and references for Rabbis _______ Angel, Henry E. Barneis, Benjamin L. Marcus, Avery J. Grossfield, J. Marshall Taxay, and Sidney Strome, who were seeking the position as rabbi of B'nai Israel Temple.1954. Biographical notes and references for Rabbis Angel, Henry E. Barneis, Benjamin L. Marcus, Avery J. Grossfield, J. Marshall Taxay, and Sidney Strome, who were seeking the position as rabbi of B'nai Israel Temple.; List of American rabbis who died between September 10, 1953, and September 27, 1954.; Form letters about formation of the Brotherhood and meetings, and a letter requesting payment of national dues.; Letters about national dues and contributions.; Form letters about annual conventions or other general business, includes some letters about temporary replacements for Rabbi Fink during his illness. Minutes, newsletters, reports. Reports and amendments to the constitution and bylaws adopted by the Forty-Fourth General Assembly, newsletters, and article titled "Why Ministers are Breaking Down."; Letters from individuals and some Jewish societies and groups about community business. There are thank you letters for a variety of actions taken by the temple.; Letters about membership and a report on regulations governing the complimentary one year membership for newly married couples.; Lists of B'nai Israel Temple members and non-members with some dues records.; Lists of Board of Trustees members and temple memberships.; Lists of committees and memberships.; Letters about the new temple building and regulations regarding the use of the building. General notices of meetings and religious services.; Letters from the temple board soliciting contributions, and letters sending in contributions from people such as Beatrice Auerbach, Leon L. Watters, and Sol J. Selvin.; Letters to temple members requesting payment of dues, and letters remitting dues.; Lists of dues and pledges paid and outstanding.; Bound volume which includes minutes, some correspondence, and financial records.; Minutes of the monthly meeting of the temple Board of Trustees and yearly meetings of the congregation to discuss business and religious matters including the controversy over the resignation of Rabbi Luchs--run incomplete.; Letters that include bids for building repair and maintenance work on the temple--includes committee reports on the feasibility of certain work.; Congreation bylaws with additions, report from the United American Hebrew Congregations and the Central Conference of American Rabbis outlining procedures in rabbinical-congregational relationships in 1956, and a report from the B'nai Israel Ritual and Pulpit Committee with suggestions on enhancing services.; Tentative budgets based on estimated income and expenses.; Final yearly expenses and accounts.; Yearly listings of assets and liabilities including cash, stocks and bonds, real estate, and accounts payable--included on some are statements of membership loss and gain. Cemetery Association records are included on some of these sheets.; Mortgage extension, 1957; endowment trust to further religious aims, 1964; and probate records for Nellie G. Lewis, 1954.; For religious activities such as ordination and confirmation as well as congregation programs.; Speeches and notes made by Roe, Milton Rosen, and unidentified speakers.; Included are suggestions for increasing temple revenue, songs for Purim, text of interview of Roe, unidentified name list, and minutes of the Northern California Council of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations for 1957.; Letters about cemetery maintenance including a letter of complaint about the caretaker.; Trust agreement setting up a fund in perpetuity for care of the Watters family graves. Correspondence about the care being given.; Land for the cemetery.; Tentative budgets based on anticipated income and expenses.; Final yearly budgets and accounts.; Includes yearly listings of assets and liabilities, list of pledges paid and owing, remarks made at a cemetery meeting, and business card from Peterson Monument Company.; Lists of names and payments for cemetery care.; Loose-leaf folder which includes meeting minutes, agreements for cemetery care, and financial records.; Minutes are monthly, but are incomplete for some years.; Form letters about dues, contributions, items of general interest, and greetings.; Letters about membership conditions and to Mrs. Alvin S. Luchs.; Account sheets for each member.; Check stubs.; Includes a booklet on adult education in Judaism.; Researched for Pioneer Jews of Utah, the sketches include Sam Aaron; Frederick and Samuel Auerbach; Simon Bamberger; Julius Brooks and family; Solomon Nunes Carvalho (including a manuscript about him written by Leon L. Watters and Levi Edgar Young); Cohn family; Ellis family; Joseph D. Farmer; Moritz Friedman; Gumpert N. Goldberg; Hirschman family; Samuel, Emmanuel, and Louis Kahn; Louis Kolitz; N. S. Krouse: Adam and Abraham Kuhn; Isidore Marks; Meyer family; Jacob Moritz; Isadore Morris; Moses Caspar Phillips; F. Charles Popper; Nicholas Sigfried and Eli Ransohoff; Louis Reggel; Joseph Rosenberg; Siegel family; Nat and Aaron Stein: Morris Stiefel; and Samuel Symons. There is also some biographical information contained in the correspondence filed by name.; Includes two 1950 versions originally titled, "Early Jews in Utah," and a 1951 revision that contains material not found in the published volume.; The material in the notebooks was collected over a period of years from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Library in Salt Lake City; Huntington Library; Bancroft Library; American Jewish Archives; New York Public Library; and other sources. Much of the material collected was not included in the published volume.; Includes handwritten copies of articles from early Salt Lake City newspapers.; Articles in Hebrew, French, German, and English copied for research.; Religious activities 1860s to 1899, typescript draft. History and records. Includes lists of officers and chronology of people connected with services, chronology of the congregation history, copy of articles of incorporation, and general notes on history.; History notes and list of rabbis, includes some general notes on Jews in Utah.; Typescript of article or preliminary chapter of his book.; Copy of an article.; List with dates of service.; Notes on history of Jews in Utah divided by subjects. Includes Jews in Prominent Utah Positions; Business and Businessmen; Grocers on "Market Row"; Jewish Soldiers and Fort Douglas; Name Lists from the Salt Lake City Directories; "Schnorrers" or Jewish Beggars in Utah; Notes About the First Marriage, First Child, and Other Jewish "Firsts"; and Notes about Jews Who Became Mormons. These are, for the most part, typewritten slips glued to full sheets in subject areas for use in the book "Pioneer Jews of Utah, also some more formally written pages that may have served as chapter preliminaries.; List of contents of that file concerning Jews.; Research notes and articles on the colony and a letter (1950) from the Jewish Agriculture Society about the material on Clarion in their files.; Notes on the history of Corinne and the Jewish people there.; Notes about early Utah events and organizations as they relate to the Jewish population. These notes are typewritten slips pasted to full sheets and organized by subject matter. They include Crime and Criminals; Hebrew Benevolent Association; Liberal Institute and Independence Hall; Mining; Newspapers (including a Salt Lake Tribune catalogue); Transportation and Communication; Western Travel Routes; Young Men's Literary Association; Zion's Cooperative Mercantile Institution; and Zion (as related to Jewish and Mormon concepts).; Masons and International Order of Odd Fellows. Notes on history and Jewish involvement.; Notes on history.; Letters about the project of writing a history of the Jews in Utah. The letters offer preliminary plans for budgeting and controlling the project and suggestions about its writing and content, also a recommendation as to the author.; Letters between Juanita Brooks, Roe, Louis C. Zucker, Myrtle Friedman, Sterling McMurrin, and Frank Diston (of Tracy Collins Bank and Trust) about the book. Much of the correspondence concerns a controversy about time and money expended on the book and Zucker's desire to rework parts of the Brooks manuscript.; Name lists. Lists of Jews in Utah from the American Jewish Yearbook, list of early Jewish Utah doctors, 1948 membership of B'nai Israel Temple Men's Club, list of deaths in the Congregation B'nai Israel between 1922-1954, deaths in Congregation Shaarey Tzedek between 1926-1954, deaths in Congregation Montefiore between 1922-1954, and lists of rabbis for these three congregations.; Articles about Jewish religious concepts, Jewish colonization in Utah, and music.; Drafts of the final chapter, acknowledgements, prologue, and lists of pictures and captions.; Proofs of the appendix with corrections.; Publicity pamphlet about the development of the archives.; Proclamation by Govenor J. Bracken Lee. Roe's acceptance speech, 1955 for the Utah Symphony Orchestra tribute (written in Hebrew). Four letters thanking the Jewish community and the Utah Symphony for its musical tribute to Israel. Program of the Symphony's salute. Pamphlet by Bertram W. Korn describing how to plan a community history project for commemoration of the Tercentenary.; Anniversary books.; Newsclippings, articles, and obituaries on the Auerbach and Friedman families.; Obituaries on the Bamberger family and Alexander Cohn.; Manuscript on the history of Jewish colonization in Utah. "Clarion: Jewish Community in 'Zion,'" Dr. Everett L. Cooley, Utah Historical Quarterly.; Twenty-fifth Anniversary program with a history of the Utah Lodge No. 1 of Salt Lake City.; Including clippings on B'nai Israel and the American Jewish Tercentenary.; Jews in American Life, Jacob R. Marcus (New York: The American Jewish Committee, N.D.). How to Write the History of an American Jewish Community, Jacob R. Marcus (Cincinnati: American Jewish Archives, 1953). Jewish Newspapers and Periodicals on Microfilm Available at the American Jewish Periodical Center, Herbert C. Zafren, First Supplement (Cincinnati: American Jewish Periodical Center, 1960). The Jew and the American Revolution, Jacob R. Marcus (Cincinnati: American Jewish Archives, 1974).; "The Russian and His Jew," Poultney Bigelow, Harper's Monthly Magazine (March, 1894). What is Reform Judaism? Solomon B. Freehof, Popular Studies in Judaism No. 27 (Cincinnati: The Tract Commission). Jews in America, by the editors of Fortune ([New York:] Time-Fortune Corporation).; Includes the Hebrew Union College Bulletin, B.I.G. News, and Report, published by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee; To Roe about dues.; History of Utah's first and second lodges.; Army picture from newsclipping of Roe. Reunion program, 1966, with Roe's remarks. Playlet about the Ninety-first Division. Newsclipping about Ninety-first Division, 362nd Regiment Reunion in 1968.; Correspondence and clippings about the riot. Included is the judge's address to the prisoners about human rights and relations.; Newsclippings about the directory of 1867.; Letters to Salt Lake Mayor Louis Marcus from Hawaii and the Philippines. (Envelopes with the stamp cancellations from the first trans-Pacific airmail flight in 1935 are in the safe.); Fifty-fifth Anniversary book.; Because of the age and condition of these books, they have not been marked with numbers, only identified by title. The books are written in German, Hebrew, English, or a combination of two of these languages.; Hagada-Erzahlung von Israel Auszug aus Aegupten, Wein, 1896 (Hebrew and German).; Festgebete der Israeliten fur das Ganze Jahr, 1859 (Hebrew and German). Engraved "G. Meyer." Two copies with the same title, but they have different texts.; Poesie, 1884 (German). Appears to be an autograph book.; Gebetbuch (Hebrew and German). Engraved "Rosa Meyer, geb. Auerback, geb. d. 15 Januar 1831." Appears to be a prayer book.; The Book of Life, translated by B. H. Ascher. London: Meldola, Cahn and Company, 1847 (Hebrew and English).; Kochbuch fur Israelitische Frauen, von Rebesse Wolf. Berlin, 1884 (German).; Ueber Aetzungen mit Chromsaure, Wurzburg, 1888 (German).; The Book of Daily Prayers for Every Day in the Year, Isaac Leeser. Philadelphia: C. Shirman, 1848 (Hebrew and English).; Form of Prayers for the Feast of Passover, 3d ed. New York: L. H. Frank, 1866 (Hebrew and English).; Gebete der Israeliten, von Dr. M. Letteris. Prag, 1865 (Hebrew and German).; Hymns and Prayers, Isaac M. Wise et al. Cincinnati and Chicago: Bloch Publishing and Printing Company, 1890 (English and German).; Hours of Devotion, M. Mayer, 5th ed. Cincinnati: Bloch Publishing and Printing Company, 1866 (English).
Photographs were transferred to the Multimedia Division of Special Collections (P0139).
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