Category Archives: Rauh Jewish Archives

Two New Digital Image Collections

The Heinz History Center’s Detre Library and Archives recently posted two new image collections to Historic Pittsburgh: The Congregation B’nai Israel Photographs and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Building Inspector Photographs. The Congregation B’nai Israel photographs contain 89 images dating from c.1920 … Continue reading

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A. Sanford Levy and Gertrude Deutsch Perles Papers

“My husband and I are both Jews,” a Viennese dressmaker named Gertrude Perles confessed in an October 23, 1938, letter to Pittsburgh. “I am sure you know what is going on here and I need not give you a more … Continue reading

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A Tradition of Giving

During the 1930s, as the Nazis took over Germany, Pittsburgh Jews mobilized to raise money to aid refugees, some of whom were brought to Pittsburgh and supported for a time by the Jewish community. The Friendship Club was founded in … Continue reading

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Bertha Rauh

From an early age, Bertha Floersheim Rauh (1865-1952) was active in civic and philanthropic community service. Deeply concerned about the plight of the poor, especially women and children, Bertha Rauh was involved in many organizations that offered assistance programs, including … Continue reading

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New Image Collections Added to Historic Pittsburgh

Two new image collections were recently added to Historic Pittsburgh: the Fuchs Family Photographs and the Richard E. Rauh Photographs. The Fuchs Family Photographs, consisting of 25 images, primarily depict cadets from St. Joseph’s Junior Military School as well as … Continue reading

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New online finding aids

Ten new online finding aids were added to Historic Pittsburgh last week, including:  Abe Weiner Papers and Photographs, 1936-2011, MSS# 582 Abe Weiner was a Pittsburgh Surrealist painter and teacher.  This collection consists of his artwork, exhibition and sales records, … Continue reading

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New images added to Historic Pittsburgh

The Library and Archives recently posted two new image collections to Historic Pittsburgh: the Dorsey-Turfley Family Photographs and the Seder Family Photographs. The Dorsey-Turfley Family Photographs document several generations of the two families as well as African American sports teams … Continue reading

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