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Felix Goldberg Yiddish Manuscript, ca.1930
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 200

A loosely autobiographical manuscript written in Yiddish in the early 1930s by Felix Goldberg, an engraver who immigrated to the U.S. around 1900.

Terms of Access and Use:

The collection is open for research.

Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries

Biographical Note

Felix Goldberg (ca. 1866-1948) was born in the shtetl Zhuprah in Lithuania. He immigrated to the United States at the turn of the century with his second wife, Janet Zelda. Two children from his first marriage remained in Russia. An engraver by training, Goldberg was generally unable to work in the U.S. due to ill health. His wife ran a boarding house for factory workers and itinerant ice harvesters; was a midwife and practical nurse, as well as a foster mother; and ran a convalescent home for charity patients to support the family.

The Goldbergs' son, Maxwell H., Massachusetts Agricultural College Class of 1928, received a Ph.D. from Yale University and returned to his alma mater to become, eventually, head of the English Department. In 1988 he was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Massachusetts.

Scope and contents of the collection

A loosely autobiographical manuscript, written in Yiddish in the early 1930s, by Felix Goldberg.

Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Felix Goldberg Yiddish Manuscript (MS 200). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

History of the Collection

Acquired from Maxwell H. Goldberg, 1988.

Processing Information

Processed by Linda Seidman, 1988.

Additional Information
Contact Information
Special Collections and University Archives
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9275

Phone: (413) 545-2780
Fax: (413) 577-1399
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Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Search Terms
The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

  • Goldberg, Felix, ca. 1866-1948.
  • Immigrants--United States--Biography.
  • Jews, Lithuanian--United States--Biography.

Genre terms
  • Autobiographies.
  • Manuscripts.

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