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◊ Primary Documents ◊

Russian Posters:

Straus Family:


  • Strauses and the Arts, by Straus Historical Society, edited by Catherine McIlvaine Smith and with supplemental articles written by Joan Adler
  • Under Four Administrations: From Cleveland to Taft, by Oscar S. Straus
  • Disease in Milk: The Remedy Pasteurization; The Life Work of Nathan Straus by Lina Gutherz Straus
  • The Autobiography of Isidor Straus, by Isidor Straus
  • For the Sake of the Children: The Letters Between Otto Frank and Nathan Straus Jr., by Joan Adler
  • Straus - Mary Rich Cut Glass Catalog, by Craig E. Carlson
  • Royal Austria Porcelain, by James D. Henderson, Jr. DVM
  • A History of the Jews of Otterberg: An Example from the Palatinate in the 19th Century, by Hans Steinebrei
  • A Reminder: Witnesses of the Past, by Lothar Horter and Michael Tilly
  • My Family: I Could Write a Book, by Edith Maas Mendel
  • The Straus Family Cookbook, by Gladys Guggenheim Straus

Additional Books & Documents:


  • Documentary History of Philanthropy and Voluntarism in the United States, 1600-1900 By Peter Dobkin Hall, Hauser Center on Nonprofit Organizations, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
    • The Documentary History of Philanthropy and Voluntarism in the United States is a collection of edited primary documents, interpretive texts, and bibliographic references. It is intended for use as a curricular resource and reference work on the development of charities, voluntary associations, nonprofit organizations, philanthropic giving, and voluntary action.
  • S.2150
    • Summary of a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide a special computation for determining the public support of certain charitable organizations - 95th Congress 1977-78
  • History of Charity Organization in the United States
    • Report of National Committee of Conference and Correction. Charles D. Kellog Chairman 1893 - Chicago. Press of Geo. H. Ellis, Boston 1894