Guide to Jewish History Resources
at the Cincinnati History Library and Archives

Guide to Jewish History Resources


Isaac Mayer Wise and the College He Built

By Jacob Rader Marcus
Cincinnati: American Jewish Archives, 1959
Pamphlets B W812i

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The Hebrew Union College: Its First Years

By Michael A. Meyer
Spring 1975
In: Cincinnati Historical Society Bulletin, Volume 33, No. 1, p. 6-25

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After 70 years

Hebrew Union College
[Cincinnati, Ohio : the College, 1945]
Pamphlets f296.61 H446a

Young and One Hundred

Hebrew Union College –Jewish Institute of Religion
[Cincinnati, 1975]
Pamphlets f378.8814 H446y

Hebrew Union College –Jewish Institute of Religion at One Hundred Years

[Cincinnati] : Hebrew Union Press, 1976
General 296.0711 H446

Catalogue of Books Bequeathed to the Hebrew Union College by Jacob Ezekiel

Cincinnati : Ebbert & Richards, 1892
Pamphlets 016.296 C357

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Hebrew Union College

By M. Parks Watson

Hebrew Union College was founded in 1875 and is the Nation’s oldest Jewish institution of higher education. Located on Clifton Ave. in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dedication of the New Building : Programme : Sunday Afternoon May 31, 1931

Hebrew Union College. Library
[Cincinnati : the College, 1931]
Pamphlets 690.78 H446

Jewish Art Objects from the Collection of the Hebrew Union College

Cincinnati : Cincinnati Art Museum, 1947
Pamphlets q296.4 H446

A Hero of Biblical Archaeology: Nelson Glueck

By William F. Albright
October 23, 1967
Mss VF 1658

A speech made on the 20th anniversary of Dr. Nelson Glueck’s presidency at Hebrew Union College.

The Archives Story : The American Jewish Archives on the Cincinnati Campus of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

American Jewish Archive
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Milton and Hattie Kutz Memorial Publication fund, [197?]
Pamphlets f025.171 A512

Service of Inauguration for Alfred Gottschalk as the Fifth President of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Thursday, Feb. 24, 1972, Isaac Mayer Wise Temple…Cincinnati, Ohio

[Cincinnati : H.U.C.-J.I.R., 1972]
Pamphlets qB G6871s

Dedication of the Scheuer Chapel : Addresses by Alfred Gottschalk and Uri D. Herscher

Cincinnati : Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, 1975
Pamphlets f296 H446d

The Hebrew Union College Library, Old and New

By Herbert C. Zafron
August 1976
Mss VF 933

Cincinnati Campus Self-Guided Tour

[Cincinnati : Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, 2003]
Pamphlets 296.67 H446

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Jewish Hospital

By Rombach & Groene

The Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, the first Jewish hospital in the United States, was founded in 1850. This particular facility on Burnet Avenue was built in 1890.

Jewish Hospital : A Community Hospital Founded by Jewish Citizens for the Service of All Citizens.

[Cincinnati : the Hospital, 1929]
Pamphlets 362.11 J59c

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Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, 3200 Burnet Avenue

By Rombach & Groene

The Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, the first Jewish hospital in the United States, was founded in 1850 and opened a facility March 30, 1890 on Burnet Avenue. The hospital would expand by opening a nursing school in 1892 and then completing three other buildings, including a nurses' residence, by 1905.

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Jewish Hospital

By M. Parks Watson

Aerial view of Jewish Hospital on Burnet Avenue, established in 1850.

Yesterday : the Jewish Hospital

Cincinnati : Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati, 1971
Pamphlets f362.11 S917.

A History and Recollections of the Early Days in Honor of the 125th Anniversary of the Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, 1850-1975

By Mary Ethel H. Sharon
Cincinnati, 0. : Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, 1975
Pamphlets f362.11 S531.

Great, Near Great, & Not So Great Moments In Cincinnati History


An informal history of events in the history of Cincinnati. Al Schottelkotte is the host and narrator for the program. A lot of events are looked at, with anecdotes lasting from 15-seconds to a couple minutes, with photos, drawings, film, and video to accompany the stories. Topics include: Jewish Hospital, Hebrew Union College, and Dr. Albert Sabin.

History of Glen Manor Home for the Jewish Aged: 1883-1983, Cincinnati, Ohio

By Irene L. Schwartz
Cincinnati, Ohio: [Glen Manor], 1983
Pamphlets f362.61 S399

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Jewish Foster Home, Glenway Ave. & Rapid Run Pike

By Rombach & Groene

Jewish foster home, located at the intersection of Glenway Avenue and Rapid Run Pike in Price Hill.

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Jewish Home for the Aged & Infirm, Burnet & Union Aves.

By Rombach & Groene

The Jewish Home for the Aged and Infirm was built in 1882 at the intersection of Burnet and Union Avenues in Avondale.

WCPO News Features, 1984-85

Video. Nine news features that aired on different WCPO-TV newscasts

December 9, 1984 – Story about Jewish Family Service Center’s Early Childhood Development Program. Exterior shot of building. Footage of babies playing with toys, surrounded by adults. Official explains how different toys can teach the infants different skills.

Angels For Education

Length: 14:28

A program about efforts to educate visually and hearing disabled children in Cincinnati, with the assistance of the Cincinnati section of the National Council of Jewish Women. This is possibly not a documentary to be shown on broadcast TV, but a promotional film for the Council. Much of the film highlights the efforts of volunteers from the Council, who assist as classroom aides.

A classroom for visually disabled children at Washington Park School shows kids engaged in various activities, assisted by teachers and volunteers from the Jewish Council. There’s also a kitchen mock-up, a Living Skills Center, to help children work with life at home. There’s a brief bit at Crest Hills Junior High School, where there’s a “Hooked On Reading” program for (apparently) all the students. There’s a section about hard of hearing kids, attending what’s called the “Sixth District School.” It shows kids engaged in a music class activity.

Mention is made (and footage is shown) of the Council’s thrift shops, which are used to raise funds. The upcoming “Angel Ball,” an annual fundraising effort for volunteers, is discussed. There’s footage of decorations being made. Interview comments are made by school officials, teachers, Council officials, and volunteers throughout the show.

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