Marx, Alexander

Marx, Alexander, 1878–1953

Name Marx, Alexander, 1878–1953.
Special Call Number ARC 80
Physical Description 29.3 linear ft. [Papers and photoprints of Alexander Marks]
Research Note Access may be restricted. Reproduction or publication only with permission. Email for details.
Biographical Note Librarian and Professor of Jewish History at Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTSA).
Collection Summary

Correspondence, 1893–1954, concerning JTSA library, Jewish Publications Society, cooperation with other institutions and organizations such as Columbia University, Hebrew University, Dropsie College, Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaft des Judentums, American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Historical Society, American Pro-Falasha Committee, Hazofeh journal, and other matters; JTSA faculty meeting minutes, 1928–1941; student papers, ca. 1915–1941, including ones by Ben Zion Bokser, Moshe Davis, and others; librarian's reports, 1907–1952; notes and manuscript articles, papers, lectures; appointment calendars, 1934–1941, 1952; personal documents, 1880–1958, such as school certificates, contracts, wedding memorabilia, and passports; photographs; and condolence letters, 1953.

Also includes correspondence files of Gerson Cohen as librarian of JTSA, 1949–1956. Correspondents include Chaim Nachman Bialik, Itzhak Ben-Zvi, S.Y. Agnon, Umberto Cassuto, Boaz Cohen, Israel Davidson, Moshe Davis, E. Deinard, Harry Friedenwald, Aron Freiman, Louis Finkelstein, Ismar Elbogen, H.G. Enelow, George A. Kohut, Henry Malter, Joshua Bloch, David Blondheim, Cyrus Adler, Moses Marx, David Frankel, and Harry G. Friedman.

Language Hebrew, German, Yiddish, English.
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


Columbia University.
Hebrew University (Jerusalem)
Universi.tah ha-'Ivrit bi-Yerushalayim.
Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning.
Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaft des Judentums (Germany)
American Jewish Committee.
American Jewish Historical Society.
American Pro-Falasha Committee.
Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Library.
Jewish Theological Seminary of America Faculty.
Jewish Theological Seminary of America Students.
Jewish Publication Society of America.


ha-Tsofeh le-.hokhmat Yi'sraél.
Jewish college teachers New York (N.Y.)
Jews New York (N.Y.)
Jews Ethiopia.
Rabbinical seminaries New York (N.Y.)
Rabbinical seminary libraries New York (N.Y.)
Jewish learning and scholarship.
Jewish libraries.
Jews Societies, etc.
Genre Photoprints.
Occupation Jewish librarians.
Jewish college teachers.
Archive Location Jewish Theological Seminary. Library, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY, 10027.
Record ID# 0246551
Preliminary Box Level  
80-1 through 80-110 See Preliminary Inventory