Series 9
Audiovisual, 1948-2002

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of audiovisual material relating to the Geffen family from 1948-2002. The recordings include some items relating directly to the Geffen family including the testimonial dinner honoring Rabbi Tobias Geffen at the Atlanta Jewish Community Center in 1957 and the presentation of his papers to the American Jewish Historical Society in 1979; as well as several recordings which document the history of Jews in Delaware and Scranton, Pennsylvania. The series also includes several general recordings of Jewish rituals and music.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access audiovisual materials in this collection.

Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance for access to unprocessed born digital material in this collection. Collection restrictions, copyright limitations, or technical complications may hinder the Rose Library's ability to provide access to unprocessed born digital material.

Sound recordings
Box Folder Content
AV1 - American Jewish Historical Society conference, Nashville, Tennessee, presentation of Rabbi Tobias Geffen papers, May 1979 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 - Geffen, Louis and Anna, 50th wedding anniversary, Annette and Ralph Raskas [original: audio cassette]
AV1 - Geffen, Louis and Anna, 50th wedding anniversary, Jerusalem, Israel nieces and nephews, November 15, 1984 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 - Geffen, Louis and Anna, 50th wedding anniversary, Rabbi Stanley Raskas [original: audio cassette]
AV1 - Geffen, Louis and Anna, 50th wedding anniversary, Samuel and Ruth Geffen, May 15, 1984 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 - Geffen, Louis and Anna, Bond dinner honoring, Atlanta, Georgia, December 2, 1984 (3 tapes) [original: audio cassette]
AV1 - Geffen, Louis and Anna, interview by the National Council of Jewish Women, March 26, 1986 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 - Geffen, Tobias (in Yiddish), calling for funds and assistance to rescue Polish Jews [original: audio cassette]
AV1 - Geffen, Tobias (Rabbi), memorial service, February 25, 1974 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 - Geffen, Tobias, memorial service, Wilmington, Delaware, March 28, 1974 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 - Geffen, Tobias, memorial tablet dedication, Atlanta, Georgia, 1972 [original: audio cassette]
AV1 - Lev Tuvia, readings and celebration upon the publishing of the book, Jerusalem, April 1988 [original: audio cassette]
Video recordings
AV1 - "A Torah is Born at Temple Israel (Scranton, Pennsylvania), October 13, 2002 [original: VHS]
AV1 - "Beside the Golden Door, The Story of Delaware's Jewish Community," Full Circle Studios, 2001 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Burg, Tuvia Jeremy, Bar Mitzvah, Jerusalem, December 1983 [original: VHS]
AV1 - "Delaware Jews in American Wars, Part I, Part II, Epilogue, Mollyes Album, 1940-1945," no date [original: VHS]
AV1 - Geffen, Tobias, Testimonial dinner at the Atlanta Jewish Community Center, February 17, 1957 [original: BetaCam SP]
AV1 - "Passover Exhibition," and "Behind the Scenes," Scranton, Pennsylvania, March 1993 [original: VHS]
AV1 - "Remembering the Scranton Years," no date [original: VHS]
AV1 - "The Long Way Home," by Marc Harris, no date [original: VHS]
Phonograph albums
AV2 - Bar-Mitzvah, recorded by Soloman J. Schwartz, no date [unknown rpm, Menorah Records, Inc.]
AV2 - Birshstein, Joe and Barbara Kathryl, "Red Feather Man," October 27, 1948, WBLK (Buffalo, New York) [33 1/3 rpm, United Sound Service, Clarksburg, West Virginia]
AV2 - Jeffers, January 27, 1956 [45 rpm, Wilcox-Gay Recordio Disc]
AV2 - Rosenblatt, Josef, Cantor Josef Rosenblatt, Gems of the Synagogue, "Kol Nidrei" and "Eili, Eili," no date [incomplete set] [33 1/3 rpm, RCA Victor]
AV2 - Rosenblatt, Josef, Cantor Josef Rosenblatt, Masterpieces of the Synagogue, Volume 2, 1959 [33 1/3 rpm, RCA Camden]
AV2 - Tucker, Richard, "Havdoloh" and "Kidush," [78 rpm, Columbia]
Born digital material
BD1 - "Rabbi Geffen (Powerbook) 12/93," 3.5" floppy disk
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