Harris Blumenfeld papers
The collection contains materials relating to the life and work of the poet Harris Blumenfeld. Materials consist of a wedding anniversary certificate, an obituary, a centennial booklet from the Baron Hirsh Congregation, and a Hebrew typewriter.
- Blumenfeld, Harris, 1861-1953 (Person)
Language of Material
Materials in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish
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Harris Blumenfeld (1861-1953) was born in Tuckum, Russia, and immigrated to the United States when he was 19 years old. He married his wife, Dora, in 1887 and moved to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1910. In Memphis, he joined the Baron Hirsh Congregation, eventually serving as an assistant to the rabbi. He established the Blumenfeld Ice & Coal Co. in 1919 where he served as president until his retirement in 1942. Throughout his life he wrote poetry, publishing a book of poetry titled Garlands of Thought in 1941.
1.25 linear feet (1 slim document box, 1 oversize box)
Contains a wedding anniversary certificate, obituary, Baron Hirsch Congregation centennial booklet, and Hebrew typewriter belonging to the poet Harris Blumenfeld.
Materials are described at the folder level.
Materials donated in 2005 by Sylvia Blumenfeld Friedman Cremer and Dr. Harry B. Blumenfeld.
Two copies of Garlands of Thought by Harris Blumenfeld have been removed from the collection and cataloged.
Processed by Amy Lazarus, March 2015.
- Inventory of the Harris Blumenfeld Papers, 1917-1964
- Processed by: Amy Lazarus; machine-readable finding aid created by: Amy Lazarus
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