Davidson, Israel

Davidson, Israel, 1870–1939

Name Davidson, Israel, 1870–1939
Special Call Number ARC 28
Physical Description 6 linear ft. [Papers of Israel Davidson]
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Biographical Note Professor of Medieval Hebrew Literature and registrar at Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTSA).
Collection Summary Correspondence concerning Davidson's work as registrar at JTSA, his research and publications on Hebrew literature, family matters, his winning of the Bialik Prize, 1936, and his 60th birthday, 1930; notes, manuscripts, and clippings of works by and about Davidson; diplomas and certificates; catalog of Davidson's library, 1914; and condolence letters to Mrs. Davidson and to JTSA on the death of Davidson. Correspondents include Cyrus Adler, S. Agnon, Ahad Ha'am (Asher Ginzberg), Simcha Assaf, Salo Baron, Haym Nachman Bialik, Louis Finkelstein, Louis Ginzberg, Julius Grodinsky, Benzion Halper, Solomon Schechter, Mordechai Kaplan, Jacob Klatzkin, Abraham Isaac Kook, Judah Magnes, Louis Marshall, Gershom Scholem, Max Weber, and Moshe Zev Yanovsky.
Language English, German, Hebrew, Yiddish.
Inventory Note The most current general and box level inventory is available in the Special Collections Reading Room (Guide to the JTS Archival Collections).
Selected Search Terms


Jewish Theological Seminary of America.


Hebrew literature.
Rabbinical seminaries New York (N.Y.)
Jews New York (N.Y.)
Occupation Jewish college teachers.
Archive Location Jewish Theological Seminary. Library, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY, 10027.
Record ID# 0246473
Preliminary Box Level  
28-1 Correspondence: A–Bialik.
28-2 Correspondence: Biram – Fries-Horeb
28-3 Correspondence: G–Hoffman.
28-4 Correspondence: Horowitz–Levitsky.
28-5 Correspondence: Lewin–Mosseri.
28-6 Correspondence: N–Schwab.
28-7 Correspondence: Schwartz–Wolfson.
28-8 Correspondence: Z. Family papers. Semi centennial article. Registration, Kovno 10/20/1887.
28-9 Research material, notes etc.
28-10 Photos of Hebrew MSS. Notes. Working copies, etc.
28-11 Notes, workbooks.
28-12 Clippings. MSS of lectures and essays.
28-13 Problems. Registrar. 60th birthday. Bialik Prize. Condolence Notes. Obits.
28-14 Diplomas and honorary degrees.