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Wedding Tablets (Ketubah)

Artist:
Tsirl Waletzky, American, 1921–2011  Search this
Calligrapher:
Jay Greenspan, American, 1947 – 2017  Search this
Medium:
Pen and ink on laser-cut paper, brush and wash on paper
Dimensions:
22 3/8 x 15 1/2 in.
Type:
graphic design
Cut paper
Object Name:
Cut paper
Place:
USA
Made in:
USA
Date:
ca. 1982
Credit Line:
Gift of Tsirl Waletzky
Accession Number:
1994-123-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright Notice:
© Tsirl Waletzky
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4a2f08a70-52fa-4061-a3bb-0d6e02bc5097
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1994-123-2

Division of Cultural History Judaica Collection

Donor:
Cohen, Henry, Reverand  Search this
Ahlborn, Richard E., 1933-2015  Search this
Harris, Michael  Search this
Deinard, Ephraim  Search this
Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940  Search this
Luchs, Leopold  Search this
Lipkowitz, Sylvia E.  Search this
Marks, Michael Neil  Search this
Marks, Cara Goldberg  Search this
Howland, S. S.  Search this
Hartogensis, Henry S.  Search this
Krauss, S., Father  Search this
Kantrowitz, J.H.  Search this
Neeman, Zipora  Search this
Sulzberger, Mayer, 1843-1923  Search this
Sulzberger, S.  Search this
Extent:
22 Cubic feet (32 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Eulogies
Etchings
Lithographs
Letters
Ketubahs
Greeting cards
Prayers
Photographs
Petitions
Manuscripts
Posters
Poems
Proclamations
Prints
Sermons
Sukkah decorations
Wills
Envelopes
Betrothal contracts
Calendars
Receipts
Amulets
Divorce records
Engravings
Certificates
Deeds
Place:
Russia
Palestine
Syria
Slovakia
Crimea
France
India
Israel
Germany
Holland
Italy
Date:
1639-1980
Summary:
An extensive collection of Judaica collected by the Division of Cultural History, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian.
Scope and Contents:
The collection is a compilation of gifts from numerous donors, of documents relating to Judaism in numerous countries and the United States. Documents include betrothal contracts, bills of divorcement, eulogies, memorial plaques, candle labels, Jewish calendars, sukkah decorations, certificates of ritual slaughter, prayers, poems, sermons, and other types of documents.
Arrangement:
Collection is unarranged.
Historical Note:
The Judaica Collection at the Smithsonian is the oldest of its type in the United States. The archival collection is comprised of various documents, prints, sukkah decorations, marriage contracts, and memorial candle labels from Europe and the Middle East. The bulk of the collection was transferred in the 1960's to the National Museum of History and Technology (later, the National Museum of American History). A portion of the collection (artifact-related) still resides in the National Museum of Natural History. For a detailed description of items found in the collection see Cohen Grossman, Grace and Richard Ahlborn. "Judaica at the Smithsonian: Cultural Politics as Cultural Model." Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology, Number 52, 1997.

The first Judaica collections were acquired by the Smithsonian specifically for the World's Columbian Exposition in 1890. The next large Judaica collection was acquired in 1902 with the purchase of a torah case and Sukkah ornaments from Ephraim Deinard, bibliophile, Hebrew author and independent book dealer. A native of Latvia, Deinard immigrated to the United States in 1888. By 1913, Deinard had amassed a large collection of Judaica from Europe and the Middle East. He eventually deposited, between 1920 and 1927, almost 600 objects to the Smithsonian. The collection remained on loan until 1955 when Deinard's heirs donated the collection. It was 10 years later with the opening of the National Museum of History and Technology (National Museum of American History), that there was a renewed interest in collecting Judaica objects. A small number of Judaica objects have been acquired since then. The archival collection is housed at the Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Related Materials:
Cohen Grossman, Grace and Richard Ahlborn. "Judaica at the Smithsonian: Cultural Politics as Cultural Model." Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology, Number 52, 1997.

See: https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/2452
Separated Materials:
This collection has related artifacts in the Division of Home and Community Life (now Division of Cultural and Community Life).
Provenance:
The collection was donated by the following donors:

J.H. Kantrowitz.,Purchase,1889; Mrs. S. Sulzberger, Gift; Leopold Luchs, Gift; Dr. Cyrus Adler ,Gift; Mayer Sulzberger, Purchase; Rev. Henry Cohen, Gift.,1897; William Wesley and Son, Purchase; Father S. Krauss, Gift.,1902; S.S. Howland, Bequest.,1902; Ephraim Deinard, Purchase.,1902; Mrs. Simon Kann,Gift.,1920; Henry S. Hartogensis,Gift,1920; Ms. L. Lieberman,Gift,1924; Ephraim Deinard,Gift; Cara Goldberg Marks, Michael Neil Marks.,Gift; Michael Harris, Gift, 1982; Richard E. Ahlborn,Gift, 1986; Sylvia E. Lipkowitz, Gift, 1987; and Neeman, Zipora,Gift, 1988.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Jewish funeral rites and ceremonies  Search this
Jewish mourning customs  Search this
Art, Jewish  Search this
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Jews -- Social life and customs  Search this
Judaism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Eulogies
Etchings
Lithographs
Letters
Ketubahs
Greeting cards
Prayers
Photographs -- 19th century
Petitions
Manuscripts
Posters
Poems
Proclamations
Prints
Sermons
Sukkah decorations
Wills
Envelopes
Betrothal contracts
Calendars
Receipts
Amulets
Divorce records
Engravings
Certificates
Deeds
Citation:
Division of Cultural History Judaica Collection, 1639-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1160
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Division of Cultural History Judaica Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep863eebd37-eea3-434a-8f9a-30abc95ffb2b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1160
Online Media:

Mazal tov : illuminated Jewish marriage contracts from the Israel Museum collection / Shalom Sabar

Author:
Sabar, Shalom 1951-  Search this
Muzeʼon Yiśraʼel (Jerusalem)  Search this
Subject:
Muzeʼon Yiśraʼel (Jerusalem)  Search this
Physical description:
199 p. : ill. (mostly col.) ; 34 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1993
Topic:
Ketubah  Search this
Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts  Search this
Manuscripts, Hebrew  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_475836

Marriage Contract (Ketubah)

Collection Creator:
Tirca Karlis Gallery (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Container:
Oversize 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1930
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Tirca Karlis Gallery records, circa 1920-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Tirca Karlis Gallery records
Tirca Karlis Gallery records / Series 1: Tirca Karlis Personal Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96dffbb43-68ab-43b9-ab06-396e03dce7d2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-tirckarl-ref91

Ketubah : the Jewish marriage contract : exhibition / produced by Glenda Milrod

Author:
Milrod, Glenda  Search this
Art Gallery of Ontario  Search this
Subject:
Roth, Cecil Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
58 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1980
C1980
Topic:
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Jewish marriage customs and rites  Search this
Call number:
NK1672 .M66
NK1672.M66
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_147710

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