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Bernard Flexner Papers

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Flexner, Bernard, 1865-1945

Bernard Flexner, a lawyer, philanthropist and Zionist leader, was an early supporter of the juvenile court movement. From 1917 he lived in New York, devoting himself to various Zionist movements and organizations to aid Palestine.

Contains the personal papers of Flexner, including diaries and letters to his sister Mary while he served with the American Red Cross Commission to Romania (1917) and as counsel for the Zionist delegation to the Paris Peace Conference (1918-1919); material concerning Albert Einstein, Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Sacco-Vanzetti trial record, and the juvenile court system of the early 1900s; and miscellaneous correspondence.

Also included are biographical notes on Flexner family history, photographs, poems by Hortense, James, and Jean Flexner, and correspondence (1882-1944) between various other members of this large Kentucky family.

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Publisher
Public Policy Papers
Finding Aid Date
2007
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The collection is open for research.

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7 boxes

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1 box

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"Diary of Bernard Flexner" and letters to Mary Flexner (Sister of Bernard Flexner), 1917 July-December. 1 box.
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"Diary of Bernard Flexner" and letters to Mary Flexner, during the period in which Bernard Flexner was serving as a Member of the Commission and Counsel to the ZIonist Delegation, 1918 December-1919 June. 1 box.
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1 box

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Ascoli, Max, 1934-1940. 1 box.
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1 box

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Clippings regarding Juvenile Courts and Probation by Bernard Flexner and Roger N. Baldwin, New York, The Century Co., circa 1914. 1 box.
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1 box

Burlingham, Charles C, 1935-1943. 1 box.
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1 box

Cohen, Benjamin V, 1928-1935. 1 box.
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1 box

Cohn, Alfred E, 1927-1939. 1 box.
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deHaas, Karel H, 1938-1941. 1 box.
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1 box

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Earle, Edward mead, 1929-1943. 1 box.
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1 box

Einstein, Albert, 1939-1940. 1 box.
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(and related items 1932-1933, 1938, 1942-1943)

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1 box

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Flexner, Abraham (Brother of Bernard Flexner), 1928. 1 box.
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(and reprints, 1897 ...1930)

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Flexner, Bernard (to and from Flexner family members), 1894-1944. 1 box.
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Flexner, Jacob (Brother of Bernard Flexner), undated. 1 box.
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Flexner, Mary (Sister of Bernard Flexner), 1894-1944. 1 box.
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Frankfurter, Felix, 1929-1945. 1 box.
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1 box

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Griffith, David Wark, 1940. 1 box.
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Hurewicz, Witold, 1939-1940. 1 box.
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Johnson, Alvin, 1935-1940. 1 box.
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1 box

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"A Decade of the Juvenile Court" by Bernard Flexner, National Conference of Charities and Correction, St. Louis, Missouri, May 10. 1 box.
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A scrapbook of letters and clippings regarding Juvenile Courts and Probation by Bernard Flexner and Roger N. Baldwin, New York, The Century Co, circa 1914. 1 box.
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Krock, Arthur, 1939. 1 box.
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La Follette, Fola, 1941. 1 box.
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Laski, Harold J, 1930-1931. 1 box.
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Lenroot, Katherine F, 1925-1928. 1 box.
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Levi, Nino, 1940. 1 box.
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Ludington, Katharine, 1927-1928. 1 box.
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Miscellaneous, 1924-1941. 1 box.
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Re Palestine: "The Right to a Jewish Homeland," by Bernard Flexner, Nation, 1929 October 2. 1 box.
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Re Refugees, 1933-1934. 1 box.
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Re Roosevelt, Franklin D, 1930-1933. 1 box.
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Sabin, Florence, 1934-1936. 1 box.
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Re "Sacco-Vanzetti Record", 1927-1933. 1 box.
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Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1939-1941. 1 box.
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Szold, Robert, 1938-1944. 1 box.
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Veblen, Oswald, 1939. 1 box.
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Williams, Maurice, 1936. 1 box.
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1 box

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Articles by Bernard Flexner, 1910-1934. 1 box.
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Notes regarding his speeches by Bernard Flexner, 1914 March-1915 June. 1 box.
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Notes by Bernard Flexner concerning his family history, early life, etc, 1926. 1 box.
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Biographical information about Bernard Flexner and the Flexner family members, 1926-1945. 1 box.
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Photographs including Flexner family members, undated. 1 box.
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1 box

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Articles by members of the Flexner family other than Bernard Flexner, 1897-1941. 1 box.
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Poems by Hortense Flexner (Niece of Bernard Flexner), James Flexner (Son of Simn Flexner) and Jean Atherton Flexner (Daughter of Abraham Flexner), dates not examined. 1 box.
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Letters and other items to and from Bernard Flexner, Esther Flexner (Mother of Bernard Flexner) and Mary Flexner (Sister of Bernard Flexner), 1882-1902. 1 box.
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Letters to and from Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Flexner (Brother and Sister-In-Law of Bernard Flexner), 1899. 1 box.
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Eleanor Flexner and Jean Atherton Flexner (Daughters of Abraham Flexner), 1899. 1 box.
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Letters and other items from Bernard Flexner to Mary Flexner, 1916 - 1936. 1 box.
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Letters from Flexner family members to Mary Flexner, 1919-1937. 1 box.
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Letters to Bernard Flexner and Mary Flexner from Hortense (Niece of Bernard Flexner) and Wyncie King, 1916-1936. 1 box.
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Letters to the Flexner family from Helena Flexner, Isador Flexner, Louis Flexner, Morris Flexner (Father of Bernard Flexner), Hetty Goldman, 1922-1935. 1 box.
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Letters to Flexner family members from Dr. and Mrs. Simon Flexner (Brother and Sister-In-Law of Bernard Flexner), James and William Flexner (Sons of Simon Flexner), 1893-1899. 1 box.
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Letters from family and friends to Bernard Flexner and Mary Flexner, 1935-1939. 1 box.
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Miscellaneous letters to and from the Flexner family (1 of 2), 1935. 1 box.
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Miscellaneous letters to and from the Flexner family (2 of 2) including Birthday Greetings, Christmas card, etc, 1940-1942. 1 box.
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Financial Records, 1928-1933. 1 box.
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1 box

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No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

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1 folder

Poster and clipping announcing a talk by Flexner about Roumania and the War on April 2, 1918, 1918. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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