Papers of Stephen S. Wise Edit


11 MWalB02445


  • 1896-1949 (Creation)


  • 90 Linear Feet (Whole)

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  • Scope and Contents

    The Papers of Stephen S. Wise consists of 90 linear feet of manuscript material and represents Wise's career as a rabbi and his involvement in public affairs. The bulk of the collection consists of materials related to organizations in which Wise was involved, sermons, and correspondence.  The collection also includes an unlisted microfilm reel of personal correspondence and five microfilm reels of Wise's diaries.  For access to, or information on, these items, please contact an Archives and Special Collections staff member.

  • Arrangement

    Arranged in twenty series: 1. Personal Affairs, 1864-1949; 2. Publications, 1890-1964; 3. Free Synagogue, 1907-1966; 4. Jewish Institute of Religion, 1920-1949; 5. American Jewish Affairs, 1895-1949; 6. Relations with Non-Jews, 1906-1964; 7. New York Affairs, 1900-1949; 8. United States Affairs, 1888-1956; 9. Press, 1900-1949; 10. World Affairs, 1909-1949; 11. American Jewish Congress/World Jewish Congress, 1914-1966; 12. Refugees, 1911-1949; 13. Refugees, 1896-1949; 14. Palestine/Israel, 1898-1949; 15. Arts and Letters, 1911-1949; 16. General Individual Correspondence, 1899-1949; 17. Requests for Aid, 1912-1949; 18. Supplement, 1899-1974; 19. Supplement II, 1898-1966; 20. Supplement III, 1924-1947.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research. Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

    Materials are fragile. As a preservation measure, patrons are requested to use the microfilm copy of this collection. The microfilm is housed in the Judaica department, and the record is available in the online library catalog.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. For more information please contact the department.

  • Preferred Citation

    Stephen S. Wise collection, Robert D. Farber Univeristy Archives & Special Collections, Brandeis University

  • Processing Information

    Processed in 2003.  Migrated to Archon by Craig Bruce Smith in 2011. Further migration to ArchivesSpace by Sean Beebe in 2020.

  • Physical Location

    Please note that microfilm reels related to this collection are housed in Judaica Reference in the cabinets marked "Americana Judiaca Microfilm".

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