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Bess de Farber Collection on the Bilingual-Bicultural Program at Coral Way Elementary

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0491
Abstract

Photographs, progress reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other documents collected by Bess de Farber, a student at the Coral Way Elementary School in Miami-Dade County during the 1960s. Coral Way was the nation’s first public school with a program for both English and Spanish speakers.

Dates: 1960 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1963 - 1971

Collection on Jewish Organizations in Cuba

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0558
Abstract This collection sheds light on various aspects of Jewish communal life in Cuba from the 1920s until the 1960s. The documents in the collection were created by different Jewish organizations in Havana. The majority of these letters, written agreements, registry entries, affidavits issued to immigrants to both Cuba and the US, and tickets to different events are in Yiddish, also signaling that they are related to the lives of the last large wave of Jewish immigrants to Cuba, mostly from...
Dates: 1925 - 1967

Emanuel Merdinger Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0355
Abstract

Emanuel Merdinger (1906-1997) was a chemist, Holocaust survivor, and professor. This collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, school IDs, diplomas, and an autobiography. The autobiography contains the English translation of the letters Merdinger exchanged with Albert Speer, a former high ranking Nazi official.

Dates: 1928-1997; Majority of material found within 1947-1983

German Settlers and Nazism in the Americas Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0381
Abstract

This collection of photographs offers a snippet view into the life of German immigrants and settlers in the Americas. It also illustrates the spread of Nazi ideology on the American continent.

Dates: 1920-1938

Sara Gaíl de Farber and Bess de Farber Papers

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Identifier: MSS 0416
Abstract

This collection holds materials created by Joseph Farber, father, and mother and daughter, Sara Gaíl de Farber and Bess Gaíl de Farber, respectively. The larger part of the collection includes materials that relate to Sara Gaíl's life and work in Argentina and the US. Separate folders hold materials relating to Bess de Farber's performance commemorating her mother's and father's emigration to the US from Poland, and Argentina, respectively, and her family and genealogical research.

Dates: 1918-2006; Majority of material found within 1950s-1970s

Stirt Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0352
Abstract Irving Stirt (1921-2010) grew up in Kaunas (Kovno), Lithuania and immigrated to the United States in 1940. He lived in New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Marinette (WI), during which time he completed high school, enlisted in the U.S. army, and married. Stirt's family, who remained in Kaunas, are presumed to have been killed by the Nazis in 1941. This small archive includes a diary, letters, documents, and photographs that evidence Stirt's departure from Lithuania at the age of 19, the death...
Dates: 1923-2010; Majority of material found within 1938-1941