We have recently acquired the following items:
Papers from the First Zionist Congress in Basel.-. 1-yi Vsemirno-Evreiskii Kongress’ Sionistov v Bazele 17/29, 18/30, i 19/31 Augusta 1897 g. 48 pp. papers (in Russian) from the first Zionist Congress, intended to lay the framework for the creation of a Jewish state. 8vo. Suede-covered boards. Khar’kov (Izdanie Knigoizatel’stva “Ulei”) 1897. “An extremely rare document published in conjunction with the Congress organized by Herzl and attended by some 200 men and women from 17 countries, 69 of whom were delegates from various Zionist societies and the remainder individual invitees. The First Congress set out the basic principles of the movement, declaring that ‘the aim of Zionism is to create for the Jewish people a home in Eretz¬Israel secured by law.’ Subsequent Congresses (there were 12 in all) refined the goals and strategies and the movement led to the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. Though WorldCat locates papers from numerous Congresses, it is unable to locate a printed copy of this work.” – from the description by F. A. Bernett.
This purchase was made possible by a generous contribution by Mrs. Rita Newman.
This is a photograph of Battery D, 37th Company, Coastal Artillery Corps. It was taken on 3 Dec 1918 after the end of the first World War. The location is not known, although the 37th Artillery C.A.C. may have been either stationed at the Presidio in San Francisco, or in Hawaii. The panoramic photo was taken by Irving Underhill of NYC, a photographer whose work can easily be found. It is intended to form part of ongoing accumulation of WWI and other militaria materials depicting the life of people in the military.
It was purchased thanks to the on-going support of the McFarlin Fellows.