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Landau (Herman) Papers
University Archives and Records CenterLouisville, Kentucky 40292
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Herman Landau Papers, 129,University Archives and Records Center, University of Louisville, Louisville.
8.25 linear ft.
Herman Landau's family came from Austria-Hungary to New York City in 1897 and from New York City to Louisville around 1900. Landau was born and reared in Louisville, and as a young man entered journalism. During his newspaper career he worked for the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Louisville-Times: and although this collection of Landau's paper reflects his interest in journalism, it concerns primarily his long association with the Jewish community in Louisville.
Material in Box 1 represents a collections of news clipping and photographs of active members of the Louisville Jewish Community. Arranged alphabetically by individuals, the materials span almost two decades, from 1956 until the early 1970s. In compiling the folders, Mr.Landau restricted collection items to those from local Jewish papers. As an explanation of their contents, most folders in this box have notes pertaining to position and tiles of the individual.
Box 2 continues the collection of Box 1. Box 1 contains folders from A to M, Box 2 holds those folders from N to Z.
The third box originally contained a collection of Louisville Jewish newspapers which have since been incorporated into Louisville Jewish Community Publications Collection, RG 127. Starting from 1946, this box included primarily two important newspapers, the B'nai B'rith Briefs and the Jewish Community Center Bulletins. These papers reflect Jewish concerns of the 1950s and 1960s. Focusing almost entirely on the Louisville area, the articles deal with social events. fund raising campaigns, and religious holiday activities.
Box 3 now contain newsclippings on topics of interest to the Jewish Community and miscellaneous JCC brochures relating the growth of the religious community. For example, the box contains a few editions of the Special Messenger of 1955, which details the plans of the new building for the Adath Jeshurun congregation. Finishing the box are Courier-Journal articles on World War II and manuscripts of articles by Herman Landau. In 1964, he began on his own to edit and publish Jewish Events as a bulletin of local Jewish happeningswhich includes B'nai B'rith Briefs for those years. The complete set, from 1964 to 1967, along with the other local papers, Community (1973-1977), B'nai B'rith Briefs (1969-1977), and scattered copies of the National Jewish Post and the Kentucky Jewish Post and Opinion have all been removed from the Landau Papers to Record Group 127.
Similar in contents to Boxes 1 and 2, Box 4 includes items from Louisville Jewish newspapers pertaining to Jewish Community Center activities and clubs. Covering the same time period of the 1950s to the 1960s, this box is arranged alphabetically by organizations and events.
-25 prints ranging in size from 3'x3' to 8'x10'.
Photographs of such adult activities as drawing, dancing, wood-working classes, chess and card playing, and exercise classes make up this folder.
-2 prints, 5'x7' and 8'x10'.
These two prints show girls involved in Amitie Club functions.
-2 prints, each 8'x10', showing people at a meeting.
-4 prints, 3 (8'x10') and 1 (4'x5')
These prints show the soldiers eating and celebrating Chanukah together.
-4 prints ranging in size from 4'x5' to 8'x10'.
Photographs show people in a drawing class.
-5 prints, all approximately 4'x5', including one color print.
All the prints are of young girls in a ballet class.
-44 prints ranging in size from 3'x5' to 8'x10'. This group includes three color prints.
All prints show some aspect of the Jewish Community Center's grounds and facilities. Most of the photographs are posed shots showing someone pointing out to a group of people a plaque on the wall, or just people standing in groups.
-8 prints, ranging in size from 3'x4' to 8'x10'.
Many of the photographs include individuals with cameras. The "Camera Club"? Some of the photographs are of other JCC activities.
-11 prints, ranging in size from 3'x4' to 8'x9'.
All of these prints show various activities at the camp.
-24 prints, ranging in size from 3'x3' to 8'x10'.
Again, all of these prints show various activities at the camp.
-43 prints, ranging in size from 3'x3' to 8'x10'.
All of these photographs show activities at the camp.
-1 (8'x10') print of the ceramics class.
-2 (8'x10') photographs showing Chanukah preparations.
-19 prints, ranging in size from 2'x3' to 8'x10'.
These photographs are of children playing games, taking ballet classes and working on projects.
-1 (8'x10') print of chorus performing.
-1 (8'x10') print of young people (the Council).
-1 (3'x3') Photograph of individuals sixty years and over.
-2 (8'x10') Photograph of the women who worked on the Community Chest fund drive.
-1 (4'x6') and 1 (8'x10') prints of two women holding a plaque.
-2 (8'x10') prints of the award presentation and dinner.
-9 (8'x10') prints of workers at the Fulfillment Fund.
-6 (3'x5'), 6 (8'x10') and 1 (4'x5') prints of men "workingout" in the gym.
-2 (5'x7'), 3 (4'x5') and 10 (8'x10') prints of performers in different productions.
-2 (8'x10') Photographs of several children who were participants in the program?
-1 (8'x10') print of the board of directors.
-7 (8'x10') and 1 (5'x7') prints
These prints all show award presentations and an Associates dinner.
-1 (3'x4'), 5 (3'x3') and 26 (5'x6') prints.
These photographs show junior high age young people participating in swimming, pie-eating contests and acting in a play. The most interesting of these were the pie-eating photographs, because some of the facial expressions are great.
This folder includes two small portraits of V.M. Brucchieri and Bill Massof.
-1 (8'x10') and 2 (3'x4') prints.
These photographs show various dancers in performances.
-12 (8'x10') prints showing members of the orchestra playing their instruments.
-1 (5'x7') and 3 (8'x10') prints showing the presentation of the award.
-22 (8'x10'), 2 (4'x5'), 1 (5'x6') and 1 (5'x8') prints
All of these photographs are sports related. Some of the sports covered are baseball, racquet ball, karate, basketball, swimming, etc.
-2 (8'x10') and 4 (5'x7') prints of baseball.
-2 (8'x10') prints showing a handball game and trophy.
-1 (8'x10') print of a game.
-1 (8'x10') print showing a swimming class.
-1 (3'x4') print of a water ballet group.
-3 (8'x10'), and 1 (3'x4') prints.
All of the prints are of tennis players and a tennis class.
-4 (8'x10') prints showing a volleyball game in progress.
-16 (8'x10'), 1 (5'x7') and 24 (3'x3') prints.
All of these photographs show pre-school age children taking part in school activities. A large number show the children at a pool for a swimming class.
-1 (3'x3') print of children wearing masks for the Purim celebration.
-1 (8'x10') print of five Rabbis.
-1 (3'x3') print of the radio club members.
-1 (3'x5') print of the presentation of the tenderfoot badge.
-1 (8'x10') print showing the presentation of an award to an "Indian" chief.
-11 (8'x10') and 4 (5'x7') prints
Most of these photographs show a school play being performed.
-1 (5'x7') and 2 (8'x10') prints
Photographs include planning for the anniversary party and the actual party.
-1 (8'x10') print showing a dancing class.
-4 (8'x10') prints showing various staff members of J.C.C.
-1 (8'x10') print
This is a photograph of the men resposible for the community survey to find out what progress is being made by the Jewish Community Center...
-1 (8'x10') print showing the T.A.B. meeting.
-2 (5'x7') and 3 (8'x10') prints.
All the photographs show teenage club activities.
-1 (8'x10') photograph of people on a fire truck with a United Appeal sign.
-3 (5'x7') prints of individuals at a V.I.P. meeting.
-3 (8'x10') prints of members of the water ballet team.
-3 (4'x6') and 34 (8'x10') prints.
The majority of these prints show presentations by board members of plaques, speeches, etc.
-3 (8'x10') prints of the past presidents of B'nai B'rith.
-1 (8'x10') group of five women.
-18 prints, ranging in size from 1'x2' to 8'x10'.
The photographs include individual portraits and group shots of members.
-2 (7'x10') and 1 (3'x5', color) prints
These photographs show young people involved with the Bureau of Jewish Education.
-1 (7'x10') print of 1970 graduates from the L.H.S.
-13 (8'x10') prints of the women who worked on the campaign.
-15 (8'x10') prints of the groups of youth involved.
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