International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Industrial Aircraft Lodge 1746 Records, undated, 1943-198349 Linear Feet
This collection consists of one box and three oversize items. Folders A through C hold deeds; Folder D probate papers; Folder E maps and military papers; Folder F financial and legal papers; Folder G legal papers and correspondence; Folder H an address by William Brewster Minuse; and Folder I a family Bible which belonged to Caleb Brewster. The oversize items are maps which are stored in the Fairfield Historical Society map case. For further details, see the Table of Contents.
The collection is housed in three boxes and has three oversize items. Box I, Folder A-C contain deeds. Financial, contractual and probate papers are in Folder D. Folder E contains correspondence, legal papers and certificates. Of particular note is a negro girl contract from Ebenezer Nichols dated 1804. Folder F contains a recipe book and Folder G holds the diaries of John J. Nichols (1838-1922).
The Bess and Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy records(1940-2012; 7.5 cubic feet) documents the history of the Academy.
M 14 First Hebrew Ladies' Free Loan Association records (1924-1968; 0.5 cubic feet) consist of ledger books, some correspondence, some loan payment information and receipts, and a few pieces of organization documents. There are very minimal meeting notes.
The Isadore N. Gershman papers (1942-1977; 0.2 c.f.) consists of photographs, cards, some personal and military correspondence, ollege transcripts, and a photocopied handwritten memoir.
M 18 Reuben Cohen papers (0.25 c.f.; 1920-2003) contain newsclippings regarding Cohen's sports exploits, some corresponcence and photographs, and a few sports programs.
M16 Title and Hartman family papers (0.25 c.f.; 1920s-1990s) contains clippings, notes, certificates, other documents, and photographs related to members of the Title and Hartman families.
M 17 Justin Bernheimer papers (1 c.f.; 1815-1950s) consists of one tallit, several books in Hebrew, and in German and Hebrew, and one translated note.
Most of the photographs in this collection are of Midrasha graduations. There are also some older photographs of early Jewish Education programs.
The material in this collection dates from the late 1940s-1980s. During the 1940s Israel was founded, the Civil Rights movement began, and American Jews began to react to the legacy of the Holocaust. Later materials deal with the continuing Arab- Israeli conflict, issues of separation of church and state in the United States, and the emergence of hate groups and cults.