West Virginia Jewish Items

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This listing will be updated regularly & represents only a portion of the known archival materials and collections.

It is not intended to be a complete list, but a work in progress.

If you know of materials and/or collections not listed here, please let me know. jhp1963@yahoo.com

 

Congregation L’Shem Shomayim - Temple Shalom - Kraft-Good Archives

Wheeling, West Virginia

+Congregational and Community Archive

 

Congregation B'nai Israel - Temple Israel

Charleston, West Virginia

+Congregational Archive

Congregation B’nai Jacob Archives

Charleston, West Virginia

+Congregational Archive

B’nai Sholom Congregation

Huntington, West Virginia

+Congregational Archive

 

 

American Jewish Archives - Cincinnati, Ohio

Various Congregational, Organizational and Personal Records Collections

 

CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA. B'NAI ISRAEL CONGREGATION (VIRGINIA STREET TEMPLE).

Records, 1917-1945. 0.4 linear ft.
Collection includes congregational and Temple Sisterhood minutebooks.

HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA. OHEV SHOLOM CONGREGATION.
Records, 1946-1956. 1 reel microfilm.
Microfilm copy of constitution, by-laws, membership rosters, correspondence and congregational and Board of Trustees minutes.

LOGAN, WEST VIRGINIA. CONGREGATION B'NAI EL.

Records, 1924-1970. 2 reels microfilm.
Includes microfilm copy of congregational minutebook (1924-1938), and Sisterhood minutes (1925-1970).

PARKERSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA. LADIES AUXILIARY ASSOCIATION.
Records, 1909-1925. 0.4 linear ft.
Collection includes minutes and miscellaneous records of an organization whose purpose was "to give personal and financial aid to the B'nai Israel Congregation, to foster ideals of Judaism, and support worthy causes." In 1925 the Association became the Sisterhood of B'nai Israel Congregation.

WELCH, WEST VIRGINIA. CONGREGATION EMANU-EL.

Records, 1921-1959. 1.2 linear ft.

Collection consists of financial records (1928-1935), Sisterhood constitution and by-laws, Sisterhood minutes, financial records and correspondence (1921-1959).

WELCH, WEST VIRGINIA. HEBREW LADIES AID SOCIETY.
Records, 1915-1927. 1 volume.
Minutebook and financial records of the Society, founded in 1915 to aid the poor and undertake charitable projects.

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA. CONGREGATION LESHEM SHAMAYIM.
Records, 1849-1904. 0.4 linear ft., 1 reel microfilm.
Microfilm and photocopies of minutebooks (1867-1904), and protocol book (1849-1867).

WILLIAMSON, WEST VIRGINIA. B'NAI ISRAEL CONGREGATION.
Records, 1913-1953. 1 reel microfilm.
Records consist of microfilm copies of correspondence and Sisterhood minutes

OHIO VALLEY OF TEMPLE SISTERHOODS, DISTRICT 10 RECORDS

Manuscript Collection No. 63: 1962-2000

Contains materials related to the West Virginia Temple Sisterhoods

 

ABRAHAM I. SHINEDLING PAPERS

Manuscript Collection No. 128: 1886-1982

Noted West Virginia Rabbi & Author, Served in Beckley and Bluefield, West Virginia

 

ISRAEL BETTAN PAPERS

Manuscript Collection No. 618: 1907-1976

Rabbi & Civic leader in Charleston, West Virginia from 1912-1922

 

JACOB RADER MARCUS PAPERS

Manuscript Collection No. 210: 1910-1986

Noted Rabbi, Author and Historian raised in Wheeling, West Virginia. Founder of the American Jewish Archives

 

JAKOB J. PETUCHOWSKI PAPERS

Manuscript Collection No. 653: 1942-1986

German born Rabbi, served at Temple Emanuel in Welch, West Virginia

 

 

West Virginia Division of Culture & History - State Archives

Statewide - Historical Records Survey, WV. List of WV Churches & Synagogues by County,     ca. 1940. 1 item (29 leaves). Ms80-30

 

Charleston - Galperin Music Company, 1940-50. 3 items. Sc82-54

 

Charleston - Mendelsohn's Quality Shop, 1916-1923. Account books. 2 vol. Ms2002-037

 

Charleston - Dr. Leo Seltzer Collection, Stamps, ration books, sheet music, World War II medical training handbooks and forms for practice of Dr. Leo Seltzer of Charleston, 1930s-70s. 1 box. Sc96-12

 

Charleston - Programs, trade cards, dance invitations and letterheads from assorted Charleston businesses and hotels, ca. 1860-93. 110 items. Sc86-90

 

Fairmont - Catalogue. Fairmont Aluminum Company, aluminum rolling mill products, ca. 1944. 1 item. Transfer from library. Sc96-19

 

Wheeling - Bloch Brothers Tobacco Company, 1961. 1 item. Sc86-220

Wheeling - Printed and ephemeral material about Wheeling, including stock certificates for area businesses, 1901-80. 51 items. Sc94-43 Receipts, business forms, 1893-95. 22 items. [permanent loan to West Virginia Independence Hall] Sc86-15

 

 

West Virginia University  - Morgantown - West Virginia & Regional History Collection

Includes records pertaining to various West Virginia Jewish Communities

 

 

Marshall University - Huntington - Morrow Library Special Collections Dept.

Huntington - BROH, Irene Drukker, 1880-1978. Papers (photo-reproduction), 1880-1978. .5 linear feet. Loaned for copying by E. Henry and Adolph Broh, 1982. ACCESSION 371. Huntington, West Virginia, resident and long-time activist for women's rights and civic reform. Includes material from scrapbooks illustrating activities of Mrs. Broh and her mother Sara Tobias Drukker of St. Louis and Cincinnati

 

National Museum of American Jewish History - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lowenstein and Sons Hardware, Charleston, WV, 1913 - 1990.12.40a-c: envelope, invoice and letter.

M. Gutman and Co. Clothing, Wheeling, WV, ca. 1900 - 1990.53.2: trade card.

 

 

NOTE: Many local historical societies, museums and library special collections may have materials that pertain to Jewish life in West Virginia - synagogues, Jewish persons & families, and Jewish-owned businesses.

 

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