Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem

Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem, 1881–1983

Name Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem, 1881–1983.
Special Call Number ARC 65
Title Diaries. Use Restricted. [Diaries and papers of Mordechai Kaplan]
Physical Description 25 v.: (2.1 linear ft.).
Research Note Access may be restricted. Reproduction or publication only with permission. Email for details.
Biographical Note Professor of Homiletics, later Philosophies of Religion, and Dean of Teachers Institute of Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Kaplan (1881–1983) was founder of the Reconstructionist movement in Judaism.
Collection Summary Diaries, 1913–1975, include draft essays, lectures, and letters, as well as detailed accounts of meetings and events and other matters. Collection also includes miscellaneous letters, 1910, 1955, 1957; and program for celebration of Kaplan’s 70th birthday.
Language Hebrew and English.
Research Note Open only with permission of the Chancellor of Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
Inventory Note The most current general and box level inventory is available in the Special Collections Reading Room (Guide to the JTS Archival Collections).
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Jewish Theological Seminary of America.


Jewish teachers colleges New York (N.Y.)
Jews Education.
Rabbinical seminaries New York (N.Y.)
Reconstructionist Judaism.
Genre Diaries.
Occupation Jewish college teachers.
Archive Location Jewish Theological Seminary. Library, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY, 10027.
Record ID# 0246536
Preliminary Box Level  
65-1 Diaries, 1913– 1928 (3 vols.)
65-2 Diaries, 1928–1935 (4 vols.)
65-3 Diaries, 1935–1942 (4 vols.)
65-4 Diaries, 1942–1952 (4 vols.)
65-5 Diaries, 1952–1957 (3 vols.)
65-6 Diaries, 1957–1964 (4 vols.)
65-7 Diaries, 1964–1973 (3 vo1s.)
65-8 Diaries, 1973–1981, and misc. correspondence.