Richards, Bernard G.

Richards, Bernard G. (Bernard Gerson), 1877–1971

Name Richards, Bernard G. (Bernard Gerson), 1877–1971.
Special Call Number ARC 96
Physical Description 5.4 linear ft.
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Biographical Note Journalist and Jewish communal leader. Richards was founder of the Jewish Information Bureau of Greater New York.
Collection Summary Correspondence, clippings, pamphlets, reports, and other material concerning Zionist activity, American Jewish Congress, publishing and journalism, race relations and anti–Semitism, displaced persons following World War II, Jewish communities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and other subjects. Correspondents include Cyrus Adler, Mary Antin, Joseph Barondess, Saul Bellow, Yehoash (Solomon Bloomgarten), Louis Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter, Nahum Goldman, Morris Hillquit, Vladimir Jabotinsky, Horace Kallen, Louis Lipsky, Julian Mack, Judah L. Magnes, Jacob H. Schiff, Nahum Sokolow, Arthur Hays Sulzberger, Nachman Syrkin, Henrietta Szold, Stephen Wise, Israel Zangwill, and others.
Language Includes some material in 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 Information Bureau of Greater New York.
American Jewish Congress.


Jews United States.
Jews Canada.
Jews Mexico.
Jews New York (N.Y.)
Race relations.
Publishers and publishing.
Refugees, Political.
World War, 1939–1945 Refugees.
Occupation Journalists.
Archive Location Jewish Theological Seminary. Library, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY, 10027.
Record ID# 0246560
Preliminary Box Level  
96-1 Index. Letters: A–Braunin, Joseph
96-2 Letters: Brandeis, Louis,–Eisenstein, Ira
96-3 Letters: Eisenstein , S.D.–Hertz, Emanuel
96-4 Letters: Herzog, Paul–Lewisohn, Sam
96-5 Letters: Lippman, W.–Magnes, J.L.
96-6 Letters: Maisel, Max–Proskauer, Joseph
96-7 Letters: Rabinowitz, Aaron–Shu1man, Edward
96-8 Letters: Shulman, Max–Strauss, Nathan
96-9 Letters: Strauss, Nathan–Wise, Leo
96-10 Letters: Wise, Stephen–Yellin, David
96-11 Letters: Zangwill, Israel–Zukerman, William
96-12 Jewish Daily Bulletin 1932–34, with gaps. A paper: "The. Jewish Community of Mexico and its problems" by American Jewish Congress."
96-13 Pamphlet/clippings file: American Jewish Congress–Army
96-14 Pamphlet/clippings file: Ben-Gurion–Henry Ford
96-15 Pamphlet/clippings file: Frank, Jerome–Resolution 1938 Refugees
96-16 Misc. pamphlets on Germany and anti-Semitism