MC 720; T-477
Rosenfeld, Adele Siegel, 1916-2003. Papers of Adele Siegel Rosenfeld, 1916-2011 (inclusive),
1930-2000 (bulk): A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
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Call No.: MC 720; T-477
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Rosenfeld, Adele Siegel, 1916-2003
Title: Papers of Adele Siegel Rosenfeld, 1916-2011 (inclusive), 1930-2000 (bulk)
Quantity: 9.17 linear feet (22 file boxes) plus 32 photograph folders, 1 audiotape)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Personal papers of Adele Siegel Rosenfeld, teacher and poet, document her courtship
and marriage, children, and relationship with her family.
Accession numbers: 90-M109, 99-M71, 2001-M140, 2002-M79, 2002-M93A, 2002-M106, 2002-M117, 2002-M128,
2002-M155, 2003-M33, 2003-M45, 2003-M61, 2004-M42, 2004-M50, 2004-M77, 2007-M107
The papers of Adele Siegel Rosenfeld were given to the Schlesinger Library by Adele Siegel Rosenfeld between 1990 and 2002, and by her husband, Leonard Rosenfeld, between 2003 and 2011.
Processed: September 2012
By: Jessica Tanny, with assistance from Samuel Bauer.
Updated: September 2013
By: Jenny Gotwals
Access. Unrestricted. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Adele Siegel Rosenfeld is held by the
President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in
other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Adele Siegel Rosenfeld Papers, 1916-2011; item description, dates. MC 720, folder
#. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
The following items were transferred to the Schlesinger Library Books and Printed
Materials Division (pending review by curator):
- Sea Vegetable Gourmet Cookbook, by Eleanor and John Lewallen, 1996
- menus / restaurant ephemera: Antoine's Restaurant, New Orleans, c.1940 prospectus;
Childs, NYC (43rd and Broadway), 1946 menu; Town Tavern, Bronxville, NY, 1982 menu
Born February 16, 1916, to Morris E. and Dora Goodman Siegel, Adele Siegel Rosenfeld
grew up in Staten Island, New York, the second child of three girls and two boys in
a middle class Jewish family. Her father, Morris E. Siegel, was superintendent of
Vocational Evening and Continuation Schools of New York City. During her childhood,
Adele developed her life-long love of the outdoors and nature, as her father often
took his children on local hikes. In the late 1920s, the Siegels began summer boarding
at Bedford's Farm in East Canton, Pennsylvania. Throughout her life Adele stayed close
with the Bedford family and continued to visit the farm during the summer with her
In 1927 Adele joined the Hin-han-wasta tribe of the Woodcraft League of America, a
co-ed youth organization, founded by Ernest Thompson Seton, similar to the Boy and
Girl Scouts of America. From 1929 through 1931, she served as a junior leader of the
Woodcrafters, where she received leadership, teaching, and story-telling training
at Seton's estate in Cos Cob, Connecticut. Throughout her childhood and well into
her adulthood, Adele was involved with many outdoor co-ed summer camps with progressive
educational philosophies. As a counselor, Adele planned camp nature studies curricula
and guided activities such as music, dramatics, folk-dancing, first-aid, athletics,
arts and crafts, and conducted sex hygiene discussions.
While studying biology at Hunter College in New York City (B.A. 1936), Adele began
dating Leonard Rosenfeld, a fellow Staten Islander who was studying philosophy and
history at Harvard University. They wrote almost daily during their courtship. After
their respective graduations, they both attended Columbia University at different
times: Leonard studied law while Adele took courses in teaching high school biology
at Teachers' College (M.A., 1937). After her graduation, she spent the next several
years teaching biology and general science at several high schools in New York City.
Leonard and Adele were married at the Siegels' house in Westerleigh, Staten Island,
on April 1, 1939. Two years following their wedding, Leonard enlisted in the U.S.
Army following Pearl Harbor. He was processed through Fort Dix, New Jersey, and assigned
to training at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. After completing his basic training
and Officer Candidate School in 1942, Lieutenant Rosenfeld was assigned to the 100th
Bomb Group, 349th Squadron as an ordinance officer. While apart, Adele and Leonard
reignited their daily correspondence. In the early summer of 1942, Adele wrote her
husband about a "sickness" she couldn't shake, but later confirmed they were expecting
their first daughter. Soon after their daughter Susan's birth on February 3, 1943,
Leonard was shipped overseas to England. During the next two years, Adele and Leonard
wrote faithfully to each other. Her letters included him in all aspects of their daughter's
early childhood with descriptions of everything from breastfeeding to doctor visits.
During the war, Adele moved the family to Mount Vernon, New York where the Rosenfelds
lived for almost fifty years, raising their two daughters, Susan and Paula (born 1946).
While living in Mount Vernon, Adele was an active member of the community. She volunteered
as a research assistant for the Mount Vernon Youth Board Council (1964), worked with
Josette Frank on the Children's Book Committee of the Child Study Association of America
(1971-1989), and taught writing courses at the Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Association
(YM-YWHA) of Southern Westchester (1986-1992).
In 1992, the Rosenfelds moved to Foulkeways, a Quaker retirement community in Gwynedd,
Pennsylvania. Over the next ten years, they spent time visiting with their children
and grandchildren, attending Foulkeways events, and becoming active members of the
local synagogue, Congregation Beth Or. Adele continued to teach writing, offering
a class twice a year for fellow residents at Foulkeways. During this time, she became
a prolific poet, writing poems that revealed her struggles with stresses associated
with aging, such as lack of mobility, grief from loss, and marital stress. Although
still devoted to one another, the stress of aging caused difficulties in Adele and
Leonard's marriage. In her poem, "'Domestic Adversity' as Illness Advances With Age,"
Adele expresses her anxiety and sadness over the situation: "My sight fails with age,
spelling, too. / No longer able as I used to do / If I can manage without damage from
a fall / You can leave me, / I'm not your chain and ball. // It's up to me / To let
you be / And help you find less duress... / You're crippled, yes? / We see it / So
be it. // Humor, we know, gives a light touch -- Not very much / To banish each blow"
(March 13, 2002).
In her last years, Adele developed increasing dementia and was under the incorrect
assumption that Leonard suffered from Alzheimer's Disease. She contacted physicians,
conducted research, and wrote numerous poems on the subject. In January 2000 she wrote
Leonard, "Our youthful love ages with us. I still love you. You still love me. You
are changed, and we understand the change. But love is always there." Adele Siegel
Rosenfeld died from complications of dementia in her home at Foulkeways, Gwynedd,
Pennsylvania, on December 19, 2003.
The collection is arranged in four series:
- Series I. Biographical and Personal, ca.1927-2011 (#1.1-8.13, PD.1-PD.5, T-477.1)
- Series II. Correspondence, 1921-2002 (#8.14-18.17, PD.6-PD.11)
- Series III. Writings, 1932-2003 (#19.1-22.16, PD.12-PD.13)
- Series IV. Photographs, 1916-1990 (#PD.14-PD.32)
The papers of Adele Siegel Rosenfeld include correspondence, diaries, memoirs, poetry,
photographs, clippings, and documents relating to her husband, children, parents,
siblings, work experience, and life at Foulkeways retirement community. The collection
includes correspondence, notes in verse, poetry, photographs, and handmade cards that
encompass the entire span of Rosenfeld's relationship with her husband, Leonard, from
the time they courted while he was a student at Harvard University until her death
During the late 1990s, Adele Rosenfeld went through much of the collection, adding
notes and comments to her writings and organizing the majority of the early correspondence
(pre-1945) for donation to the Schlesinger Library. After her death in 2003, the rest
of the collection arrived at the library with little to no organization, including
all of the later correspondence (1981-2002). Many folders and envelopes had unique
and significant comments written on them about the enclosed materials. Whenever possible,
these folder headings and envelopes were retained. Folder titles and arrangement were
created by the archivist.
Series I, BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL, ca.1927-2011 (#1.1-8.13, PD.1-PD.5, T-477.1),
includes calendars; Rosenfeld's memorial program with testimonials; diaries; doodles;
family papers; resumes; Leonard Rosenfeld's papers; and materials relating to the
Woodcraft League of America, Foulkeways, Congregation Beth Or, and Rosenfeld's professional
experience. In her later years, Rosenfeld taught two different writing classes for
older adults. From 1986 until 1992 she taught at the YM-YWHA of Southern Westchester
and from 1992 until 2002 she taught at Foulkeways. Materials for both writing workshop
include advertisements, participant correspondence, schedules, and class notes. Folders
are arranged alphabetically.
Series II, CORRESPONDENCE, 1921-2002 (#8.14-18.17, PD.6-PD.11), includes Rosenfeld's
correspondence with friends and neighbors, letters to Eleanor Flatow (Rosenfeld's
girlhood best friend), and correspondence with Siegel family members. There is also
correspondence between Rosenfeld and her husband while they were courting (1933-1939).
Later there is daily correspondence while he served with the United States Army during
World War II (1942-1945). Some letters include marginalia from the recipient. Folders
are arranged alphabetically, then chronologically.
In the Rosenfelds' courtship letters (#11.3-11.16; 14.4-14.16), Leonard's expresses
his love for Adele, and writes of his life philosophies, books read, and classical
music concerts attended at Harvard. Adele's letters include expressions of love, poetry,
prose, scripted scenes, college grades, and anecdotes of friends, books read, plays
and music concerts attended, summer camp activities, and her work at the American
Museum of Natural History in New York City.
The World War II letters (#11.18-14.2; 15.1-16.6) document the couple's early marriage
and the birth of their first child. Leonard's letters include expressions of love,
thoughts on being an expectant father, cartoons, thoughts on Reconstructionist Judaism,
thoughts on raising children, being homesick, and thoughts on war events. Adele's
letters include expressions of love, poetry, scripted scenes, essays, clippings, valentines,
and descriptions of daily activities and her health. After their daughter Susan's
birth on February 3, 1943, most letters contain status reports on the baby's health
and development progress, cartoons and sketches, Rosenfeld's thoughts on child care,
and "Susanisms" (anecdotes about Susan).
Notes and cards between Leonard and Adele Rosenfeld (#16.9-17.3) include handwritten
notes in verse, handmade cards for anniversaries, birthdays, and valentines day.
The majority of the correspondence with Rosenfeld's siblings, her children, and her
grandchildren is from 1980 through 2002. Earlier correspondence with the Siegel family
was arranged separately by Adele Siegel Rosenfeld.
Series III, WRITINGS, 1932-2003 (#19.1-22.16, PD.12-PD.13), contains mostly memoirs
and poetry. All writings are dated. Poems written while Rosenfeld lived at Foulkeways
(1992-2003) are signed and dated with both original and revision dates. Folders are
arranged alphabetically, first by genre then by title.
Photocopied versions of poems often included additional comments and notes, so duplicates
were retained when this occurred. The majority of poems were written between 1990
and 2001 and include subjects of coping with loss, aging, marital stress through aging,
Alzheimer's, life at Foulkeways, tension and grief from loss, light verse ("verse
doodles"), writing and writing workshops. When identified, some poems were filed with
their drafts, otherwise handwritten drafts and notes are filed in "poetry drafts."
Some poems were specially grouped by Rosenfeld and sent to her rabbi, doctor, family,
and friends. These groupings were retained and are listed under the heading "poetry
compilations." These poems are duplicates of individual poems and each can be found
with the individual poems, which are listed alphabetically by title.
Memoirs were mostly written for personal essay writing workshops in the 1970s and
1980s. Subjects include recollections about girls' camps, Woodcraft League, family
members, and Jewish holidays.
Series IV, PHOTOGRAPHS, 1916-1990 (#PD.14-PD.32), includes snapshots of Siegel family
members, Adele Siegel Rosenfeld, Leonard Rosenfeld, and their daughters, Susan Rosenfeld
and Paula Rosenfeld Schram. PD.1-PD.13 contain photographs found with other documents.
Photographs were removed and foldered separately, and their folders listed in the
various series above.
Most of the photographs in this collection are or will be cataloged in VIA, Harvard
University's Visual Information Access database. Others, referred to as "uncataloged"
photographs, are not of sufficient research interest to warrant cataloging and are
simply treated as part of the documents they accompany; they are marked on the back
with an asterisk in square brackets [*].
- Series I. BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL, ca.1927-2011 (#1.1-8.13, PD1-PD.5, T-477.1)
- 1.1. Alzheimer's Disease research and notes, 2001-2002; includes brochures and flyers marked
- 1.2-1.5. Calendars, 1988-2003
- 1.6-1.7. Calendars: daily activities, 1993-1994: dated loose note pages with lists of activities
to accomplish, people to contact, issues to resolve
- 1.8. Camps, 1928-1937, 1954-1961; includes brochures from Camp Woodlands (Bridgeton, Maine),
Normabee Farm (New Paltz, New York), and Pioneer Youth Camp (Rifton, New York)
- PD.1. Photographs removed from #1.8: Adele and Grace Siegel at Camp Woodlands (Bridgeton,
Maine), 1929 (5 photographs)
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 2.1-2.3. Camps: Woodcraft League of America, ca.1927-1933; includes scrapbook from leadership
training with postcards and camp songs (#2.1), membership card, 1930 (#2.1), Birch Bark Roll manual, ca.1927 (#2.2), Birch Bark Roll: Coups and Degrees manual, 1930 (#2.3)
- PD.2. Photographs removed from #2.1; includes photograph of Adele Rosenfeld in "Indian garb"
performing a pageant at Camp Herbert Parsons (near Poughkeepsie, New York), 1933 and
photograph of Ernest Thompson Seton, ca.1927 (4 photographs)
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 2.4. Death and memorial service, 2003-2004; includes death certificate, obituary, memorial
service program with testimonies
- T-477.1. Death and memorial service: audiocassette tape recording of memorial service, January
REQUEST AS T-477, reel 1.
- 2.5. Diary, 1931; includes entries on Woodcraft League hikes, list of boys, romantic dates
- 2.6. Diary, 1933; includes entries on letters written and received, daily schedule, and
homework for school
- 2.7. Diary, 1935; includes entries on dating Leonard Rosenfeld, classes at Hunter College
- 3.1. Diary, December 16, 2002-January 18, 2003; includes entries on health; daily activities;
visitors; world events; interactions with Leonard, family members, and Foulkeways
nurses; and "10 Good Things About 2002" (December 31, 2002)
- 3.2. Diary, January 19-March 4, 2003; includes entries on health; daily activities; visitors;
interactions with Leonard, family members, and Foulkeways nurses; and preparing her
- 3.3. Diary, March 4-July 14, 2003; include entries on decline in health; visitors; and
interactions with Leonard, family members, and Foulkeways nurses; diary entry written
February 7, 1986
- 3.5. Education, 1931-1938; includes program, clippings, and diploma from Curtis High School
(Staten Island); English paper with comments, bursar's card, and handwritten sheet
of courses with grades from Hunter College (New York City); record book, letters,
education class paper with comments, and commencement program from Teachers' College
at Columbia University (New York City)
- 3.6-3.7. Foulkeways: administration, 1993-2003; includes brochure (#3.6), flyers, letters from
executive director, memo and cards about housekeeping, correspondence, and notes about
health care providers (#3.7)
- 3.8-3.10. Foulkeways: Bulletin newsletter and literary supplement, 1993-2004; includes submissions and correspondence
with newsletter staff (#3.10)
- 3.11-4.2. Foulkeways: dining services, 1994-2002; includes flyers (#3.11), specialized holiday
meal menus (#3.11), daily meal menus (#4.1-4.2) (3 folders)
- 4.3. Foulkeways: events and programs, 1993-1999; includes clippings, programs, "Foulkeways'
Recycling Ideas" packet of examples put together by Rosenfeld of ways to recycle paper
- 4.4-4.10. Foulkeways: residents, 1993-2002; includes phone lists (#4.4), a face book (photocopy)
(#4.4), monthly birthday flyers (#4.5), correspondence (#4.7-4.8), materials about
resident and friend Margaret Kairer (#4.9-4.10)
- 4.11-4.12. Foulkeways: volunteer activities, 1996-2000; includes materials from time spent at
the Child Care Center as "Story Lady"
- 4.13-4.15. Foulkeways: writers workshops, 1992-1994
- 4.16-5.2. Foulkeways: writers workshops, 1995 (3 folders)
- 5.3-5.14. Foulkeways: writers workshops, 1996-2000
- 5.15. 6.2. Foulkeways: writers workshops, 2001-2002; includes resignation letter (#6.2) (3 folders)
- 6.3-6.4. Foulkeways: writers workshops: participants' correspondence and writings, 1994-2002;
includes writings from participants Margaret Durgin (#6.3), Sally Atkinson (#6.3),
Dottie Entler (#6.3), Leonard Rosenfeld (#6.4)
- 6.5. Judaism: clippings, 1999-2002: topical clippings of interest with comments
- 6.6-6.7. Judaism: Congregation Beth Or, 1993-2002; includes programs, invitations, flyers,
clippings, newsletters, correspondence with Rabbi Gregory Marx
- 6.8-6.10. Judaism: holidays, 1987-2002; includes Passover checklists, recipes from cookbooks,
Sinai Temple's Rabbi Passover Kit, clippings, notes (#6.8-6.9); and Chanukah newsletters,
notes, flyers (#6.10)
- 6.11. Judaism: Other synagogues, 1990-1999; includes letters, program, newsletter from Sinai
Temple of Mount Vernon and uncataloged photographs of visit to Frank Lloyd Wright's
Beth Shalom Congregation (Elkins Park, Pennsylvania)
- 6.12. Marriage, 1939, 1995-1996; includes wedding invitation and clippings (1939); "Guidelines
for Our Interactions" with comments (1995)
- 6.13. Membership cards, 1945-1999; includes Queens Borough Public Library (1945), American
Association of Retired Persons (1999)
- 6.14. Pets: letter of pedigree for Welsh terrier dog Trixie, 1955.
See #19.12-19.13 for short stories about childhood cat Trixy.
- 6.15-6.16. Professional, 1937-1989; includes volunteer award, certificates, clippings, questionnaire,
articles written for work at American Museum of Natural History, New York City (#6.15),
Community Welfare Committee of Mount Vernon (#6.15); YM-YWHA of Southern Westchester
volunteer (#6.15), Parents-Teachers Association of Mount Vernon High School (#6.16)
- PD.3. Photographs removed from #6.15: members of YM-YWHA of Southern Westchester board and
Adele Rosenfeld receiving the "Volunteer of the Month" award (3 photographs)
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 6.17-6.18. Professional: Children's Book Committee of the Child Study Association of America,
1971-1989; includes membership lists, book directories, committee functions and procedures
memo, and typewritten memoirs and obituary for Josette Frank (founder and lead member
of the Children's Book Committee)
- PD.4. Photograph removed from #6.18: Josette Frank and Adele Rosenfeld with the 1972 Children's
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 7.1-7.2. Professional: high school biology and general science teacher, 1938-1942; includes
correspondence, evaluations, and application to the Bureau of Education placement
agency at Teachers' College, Columbia University
- 7.3. Professional: Mount Vernon Youth Board Council research assistant, 1964, 1985, 2007;
includes report, clipping, and letter from Paula Schram to researchers (2007)
- 7.4-7.5. Professional: Stonybrook Playgroup counselor, Westport Connecticut, 1942, 2002; includes
reports, materials lists, handbook, obituary for Eda J. LeShan (2002).
See #12.4 for uncataloged photograph of Adele with campers.
- 7.6-7.13. Professional: YM-YWHA of Southern Westchester writing workshops, 1986-1992; includes
flyers, notes, reports, and letters from participants (#7.13)
- 7.14. Resumes and biographical documents, 1964, 1998, 2007; includes "Adele Siegel Rosenfeld's
Professional, Volunteer, and Leisure Activities since 1964 (and some before)" list
compiled by Paula Schram (2007), clippings
- 7.15-7.17. Leonard J. Rosenfeld papers, 1929-1999; includes bar mitzvah invitation (#7.15), commencement
programs (#7.15), uncataloged photographs of views from the 8:10am Staten Island Ferry,
1939 (#7.15), Army Service Forces Transportation Corps New York Port of Embarkation
certificate (#7.16), 100th Bomb Group documents (#7.16), curriculum vitae (#7.16),
memoir about experiencing D-Day (June 6, 1944) at House of Commons in London, England
(#7.17), memoir about being named hero for actions on board the New York S.S. Lexington
during its sinking on January 4, 1935 (#7.17)
- 8.1-8.3. Leonard J. Rosenfeld correspondence, 1939-1943; includes letters with army friends,
- 8.4-8.5. Schlesinger Library donation, 1989-2011; includes lists of materials compiled by Leonard
Rosenfeld with comments (#8.4), "Documents which describe me indirectly in 1999" (#8.4),
newsletter article about Joan Jacobs Brumberg with comments (#8.4), correspondence
with manuscript curators (#8.5)
- 8.6-8.7. Scrapbook, 1992-1999: disbound journal titled "PRIVATE / Keep Out / This means YOU!"
with greetings cards, poetry, notes, letters from Leonard Rosenfeld, Paula Schram,
Inscription on first page: "A Miscellaneous Collection of a variety of communications
which are samples of those having some kind of special meaning to me. Mostly between
us and Private, please look no further!!!"
- 8.8-8.10. Scrapbook, 1996-1997: disbound journal with greetings cards, poetry, notes, and letters
from close friends
- 8.11-8.12. Siegel family, 1929-2000; includes color photocopies from Grace Siegel Leventhal Baker's
photograph album sent with letter from Eleanor Leventhal Lewallen (#8.11), family
tree compiled by Adele Rosenfeld (#8.11), clippings with comments on Westerleigh,
Staten Island (#8.11), Morris E. Siegel obituary (#8.12), program for testimonial
lunch in honor of Morris E. Siegel (#8.12)
- 8.13. Travel, 1942, 1971-1999; includes itineraries, travel writing, postcards from trips
to Williamsburg and New Orleans, correspondence with Jack and Judy McMahon proprietors
of the Inn at Starlight Lake (Starlight, Pennsylvania)
- PD.5. Photographs removed from #8.13: portraits of Adele and Leonard Rosenfeld taken at
Starlight Lake by Jack McMahon, 1990 (3 photographs)
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- Series II. CORRESPONDENCE, 1921-2002 (#8.14-18.17, PD.6-PD.11)
- 8.14. Grace Siegel Leventhal Baker (sister), 1968: letter from Franklin Baker and photocopies
of letters of condolences
- PD.6. Photograph removed from #8.14.
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 8.15. Bedford's Farm friends, 1982-2001; includes letters from Dean Bedford and Joey Bedford
Herman, clippings, postcards
- 8.16-8.18. Abbie (Esther Chaya) Falb Benisti (granddaughter), 1991-2001; includes letter describing
childbirth (#8.16), color photocopies of photographs of great grandchildren (#8.17),
"Rivka and Mendy's Stories as Dictated to Great Grandma Adele" (#8.17), photo calendar
of Benisti family (#8.18)
- 8.19. Gerry and Ronnie Cameron (Scottish friends Leonard made during the war), 1981-1999
- 9.1. Debbie Falb (granddaughter), 1982-2002; includes clippings, theater production programs,
- 9.2-9.3. Marion Siegel Friedman (sister), 1936, 1982-1997; includes writings (#9.2), correspondence
(#9.2), memorial (#9.3)
- 9.4-9.6. General correspondence, 1930-1956; includes letters from Ruth Windsor (#9.4), Leon
Sciaky (#9.4), uncataloged photographs of Leon Sciaky (#9.4)
- 9.7. General correspondence: letters, greeting cards, draft letters from friends and acquaintances,
- PD.7. Photographs removed from #9.7: snapshots of Adele and Leonard Rosenfeld attending
Dora Hoenig's 70th birthday party and snapshot of Dora Hoenig with Sabrina Schram
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 9.8. General correspondence: letters, greeting cards, draft letters from friends and acquaintances,
1990-1992; includes correspondence with Frances Thurston
- 9.9. General correspondence: letters, greeting cards, draft letters from friends and acquaintances,
- 9.10. General correspondence: letters, greeting cards, draft letters from friends and acquaintances,
- 9.11. General correspondence: letters, greeting cards, draft letters from friends and acquaintances,
- 9.12. General correspondence: letters, greeting cards, draft letters from friends and acquaintances,
- 9.13-9.14. General correspondence: letters, greeting cards, draft letters from friends and acquaintances,
- 9.15. General correspondence: letters, greeting cards, draft letters from friends and acquaintances,
- 9.16. General correspondence: letters, greeting cards, draft letters from friends and acquaintances,
- 10.1. General correspondence: letters, greeting cards, draft letters from friends and acquaintances,
- 10.2. Charlotte Klate (friend from Mount Vernon, New York), 1973-1983.
See also #6.16 for scripts written with Charlotte Klate presented to the Parents-Teachers
Association of Mount Vernon High School.
- 10.3. Joel Leventhal (nephew), 1983-2002; includes poetry, Bar Mitzvah invitation, and letters
from Ari Leventhal (great-nephew), uncataloged photograph of Joel Leventhal, Susan
Hofmann, and Ari Leventhal
- 10.4-10.5. Eleanor Leventhal Lewallen (niece), 1982-2001; includes recipes and promotional materials
for The Sea Vegetable Cookbook and the Lewallen's business, Mendocino Sea Vegetable Company; Green Party partner-candidacy
for Governor of California campaign flyers (1994); poetry and letters from Shanti
- 10.6-10.7. Alma Rosenfeld Gershenson (sister-in-law), 1983-2001; includes greeting cards, letters
from Carol Gershenson Schifter (#10.7), Lynne Gershenson Hodgeson (#10.7)
- 10.8. Erica Siegel Raine (niece), 1982-2001; includes letters from Emily Raine (grand niece)
- 10.9-10.13. Rosenfeld family, 1942-1951; includes correspondence between Leonard Rosenfeld and
his parents and sister, Alma
- 10.14-11.2. Adele Siegel Rosenfeld to Eleanor Flatow (girlhood friend), 1921-1931; includes mirror
writing on some envelopes, letters written about boys, school, being best friends,
Bedford's Farm (6 folders)
- 11.3-11.8. Adele Siegel Rosenfeld to Leonard Rosenfeld, 1934-1935
- 11.9-11.12. Adele Siegel Rosenfeld to Leonard Rosenfeld, 1936
- 11.13-11.16. Adele Siegel Rosenfeld to Leonard Rosenfeld, 1937
- 11.17. Adele Siegel Rosenfeld to Leonard Rosenfeld, 1938-1941; includes photocopy of letter
written a month before their wedding
- 11.18. Adele Siegel Rosenfeld to Leonard Rosenfeld, January-February 1942; includes cartoon
of Leonard crying
- 12.1-12.7. Adele Siegel Rosenfeld to Leonard Rosenfeld, March-December 1942; includes description
of a sickness that turns out to be early stages of pregnancy (#12.2-12.3), uncataloged
photograph of Adele with campers at the Stonybrook Playgroup, Westport, Connecticut
(#12.4), statistics on her father, Morris E. Siegel (#12.5)
- 12.8-12.15. Adele Siegel Rosenfeld to Leonard Rosenfeld, 1943; includes classified want ads for
"Rosie Riveter" jobs (#12.8) and Susan's birth: description of the event, how it feels
to breast feed, and hospital menus (#12.9)
- 12.16-12.17. Adele Siegel Rosenfeld to Leonard Rosenfeld, January 1944
- 13.1-13.14. Adele Siegel Rosenfeld to Leonard Rosenfeld, February-December 1944; includes description
of issues with her mother-in-law (#13.1, 13.7), cartoon of Susan at the doctor's office
(#13.2). "Essay on the Girdle" (#13.4), re-election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (#13.10-13.11),
disciplining Susan (#13.14), "The Bathroom: An Essay" written on toilet paper (#13.14)
- 13.15-13.19. Adele Siegel Rosenfeld to Leonard Rosenfeld, January-May 1945; includes pamphlet for
High Peak (Catskill, New York) summer camp run by Leon Sciaky (#13.15), letter written
on a wooden ice-cream spoon: "You said you'd be content with charcoal on a piece of
board for a letter" (#13.16), handmade Valentine card (#13.16), "What Susan Knows
about Daddy" (#13.17), Susan's artwork (#13.17), V-E Day letter (#13.19)
- 14.1-14.2. Adele Siegel Rosenfeld to Leonard Rosenfeld, May-August 1945; includes sketches made
at High Peak (Catskill, New York) summer camp, "Report on Return of Spouse to the
- 14.3. Adele Siegel Rosenfeld to Leonard Rosenfeld, August 1952: letters sent to Leonard
on a business trip in Puerto Rico
- 14.4. Leonard Rosenfeld to Adele Siegel Rosenfeld, 1933-1934
- 14.5-14.9. Leonard Rosenfeld to Adele Siegel Rosenfeld, 1935; letter describing the sinking of
S.S. Lexington (#14.5), includes declaration of love and promise key ("high school
honor award") (#14.6)
- 14.10-14.13. Leonard Rosenfeld to Adele Siegel Rosenfeld, 1936; letter on another man's proposal
to Adele (#14.13)
- 14.14-14.16. Leonard Rosenfeld to Adele Siegel Rosenfeld, 1937; includes "To His Mistress Going
to Bed" poem (#14.16)
- 14.17. Leonard Rosenfeld to Adele Siegel Rosenfeld, 1938-1941
- 15.1-15.9. Leonard Rosenfeld to Adele Siegel Rosenfeld, 1942; includes letters on promotion to
officer (#15.2), thoughts on the fall of Sevastopol and Auchinleck's last stand (#15.2),
uncataloged photographs of Aberdeen Proving Ground building (#15.3), thoughts on going
into battle (#15.3-15.4), last will and testament (#15.5), cartoon of Aberdeen Proving
Ground's officer club (#15.5)
- PD.8. Photograph removed from #15.4: portrait of Leonard Rosenfeld.
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 15.10-15.17. Leonard Rosenfeld to Adele Siegel Rosenfeld, 1943; includes letters on the birth of
Susan (#15.11), relocation to England (#15.16), Reconstructionist Judaism (#15.16)
- 15.18-16.3. Leonard Rosenfeld to Adele Siegel Rosenfeld, 1944; includes letters on observing Jewish
holidays (#15.19), thoughts on raising children (#15.19), being an eyewitness to Churchill's
D-Day speech (June 6, 1944) announcement at the London House of Commons (#16.1) (5
See #7.17 for a personal essay written in 1989 about viewing Churchill's announcement.
- 16.4-16.6. Leonard Rosenfeld to Adele Siegel Rosenfeld, 1945; includes V-Mail letter on return
- 16.7. Leonard Rosenfeld to Adele Siegel Rosenfeld, August 1952: letters and postcards from
Puerto Rico; includes sketch of hotel room
- 16.8. Leonard Rosenfeld to Adele Siegel Rosenfeld: loose pages from letters, 1942-1945
- 16.9. Leonard and Adele Rosenfeld: notes and cards, 1944-1989
- 16.10-16.11. Leonard and Adele Rosenfeld: notes and cards, 1990-1991
- 16.12-16.13. Leonard and Adele Rosenfeld: notes and cards, 1992
- 16.14. Leonard and Adele Rosenfeld: notes and cards, 1993
- 16.15. Leonard and Adele Rosenfeld: notes and cards, 1994
- 16.16. Leonard and Adele Rosenfeld: notes and cards, 1995
- 16.17. Leonard and Adele Rosenfeld: notes and cards, 1996-1997
- 17.1. Leonard and Adele Rosenfeld: notes and cards, 1998-1999
- 17.2. Leonard and Adele Rosenfeld: notes and cards, 2000-2002
- 17.3. Leonard and Adele Rosenfeld: notes and cards, n.d.
- 17.4-17.6. Susan Rosenfeld (daughter), 1943-2002; includes congratulations on new baby greeting
cards, 1943 (#17.4); "toddler's song for Susan" (#17.4); Sinai Temple confirmation
certificate and program, 1957 (#17.4); thesis abstract, 1973 (#17.4); lecture flyer,
1983 (#17.5); Dear Santa letter, 1950 (#17.6)
- PD.9. Photographs removed from #17.4: snapshots of Susan and Paula Rosenfeld at Susan Rosenfeld's
1964 wedding (2 photographs)
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 17.7. Adele and Charlie Rotkin (friends), 1942, 1994-1999
- 17.8. Olive Sahlin (friend), 1993-1997
- 17.9. Daniel Schram (son-in-law), 1983-1999; includes homemade cards, condolence notes and
- 17.10-17.13. Paula Rosenfeld Schram (daughter), 1948-2002; includes "Changes in the Care of Paula
Since Last August," 1948 (#17.10), Dear Santa letter, 1950 (#17.10), wedding invitation
and planning documents, 1971 (#17.13)
- PD.10. Photograph removed from #17.13: Paula and Daniel Schram at their 1971 wedding.
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 17.14-17.16. Sabrina Schram (granddaughter), 1986-2002; includes resume, poetry written by Rosenfeld
for Sabrina Schram, "Scenes for a Life: A Tribute to Daniel R. Schram" typewritten
- 17.17. Siegel family, 1925-1928; includes letters from Adele to her family regarding Camp
- 18.1. Siegel family, 1929; includes letters from Adele to her family regarding Bedford's
Farm in East Canton, Pennsylvania
- 18.2. Siegel family, 1930; includes letters from Adele to her family regarding Bedford's
Farm in East Canton, Pennsylvania.
See #19.4 for memoir written from letter from Adele to her parents.
- 18.3. Siegel family, 1931-1933
- 18.4. Siegel family, 1934-1939; includes letters from Dora Goodman Siegel describing a trip
to San Francisco, California
- 18.5. Siegel family, 1940-1942; includes letters from Leonard and Adele from Aberdeen Proving
- 18.6-18.8. Siegel family, 1942; includes letters from Leonard and Adele from Aberdeen Proving
- 18.9. Siegel family, 1943; includes letter and painting from Janet Fishman (cousin)
- 18.10. Siegel family, 1944-1948; includes letter from Adele to her mother detailing Susan's
daily schedule for overnight babysitting
- 18.11. Siegel family, 1950-1952
- PD.11. Photographs removed from #18.11: snapshots of Adele with Susan and Paula, dog Trixie
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 18.12. Siegel family, 1953-1972
- 18.13. Siegel family: extended family, 1935-2002; includes Elwood (Woody) Siegel (cousin),
Beatrice Kornblum (cousin)
- 18.14. Stephen Siegel (brother), 1992-2002; includes letters from Wendy Siegel Rosen (niece)
- 18.15. Bea Sittner (friend), 1991-2000; includes obituary, poem written by Rosenfeld for
- 18.16. Joan Westen (friend), 1994-2002
- 18.17. Young friends, 1993-2002; includes Carolyn Rosler (granddaughter of Mount Vernon friends),
Marc and Joanna Zeiger-Guerra (children of friends from Congregation Beth Or), and
Molly Hoenig (granddaughter of Mount Vernon friend)
- Series III. WRITINGS, 1932-2003 (#19.1-22.16, PD.12-PD.13)
- 19.1. Articles: "The Scroll" newsletter for the YM-YWHA of Southern Westchester, 1958-1959
- 19.2. Book reviews, 1988, 1994; includes Anne of Green Gables review (1994)
- 19.3. Memoirs, A, 1970-1982; includes stories about finding a new camp site for the YM-YWHA
of Southern Westchester Camp Willoway, Mount Vernon, New York; attending her first
wedding as child
- 19.4. Memoirs, B-E, 1984-1992; includes stories about Bedford's Farm, dating in high school.
See also #18.2 for July 25, 1930 letter written by Rosenfeld to the Siegel family
from Bedford's Farm relating the same events as the story.
- PD.12. Photograph removed from #19.4: Bedford's Farm, 1992.
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 19.5. Memoirs, F-L, 1982-1989; includes stories about Passover, a WPA Symphony concert in
1935, her young cousin Janet Fishman, meeting Leonard Bernstein at Harvard, Leonard
returning home from the war in 1945 (a story written for her grandchildren)
- 19.6. Memoirs, M-N, 1932-1934, 1973-2002; includes stories about a grade school teacher,
moving to Foulkeways, childhood friends, nature hikes on Staten Island
- 19.7. Memoirs, P, 1983; includes story about playing the violin as a young girl
- 19.8-19.10. Memoirs, S, 1972-1989; includes stories about playing with her sister as a young girl
(#19.8), having stage fright (#19.9), Leonard returning home from the war in 1945
(#19.10), and attending summer camp in 1928 (#19.10)
- 19.11-19.13. Memoirs, T, 1960-1973, 1982-1983; includes stories about Thanksgiving in Staten Island
in 1925 (#19.11), Rosenfeld's first experience as a grandparent (#19.11), "Trixy Stories"
stories of her childhood pet cat,; includes revisions and comments in 2000 (#19.12-19.13)
- 19.14. Memoirs, W-Y, 1982-2002; includes stories about her wedding, Woodcraft League of America,
"Why I Choose to be a Jew"
- PD.13. Photographs removed from #19.14: Woodcraft League of America (2 photographs)
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- 19.15. Memoirs: loose pages with autobiographical notes, 1931-2000; includes "Ten Good Things
that Affected Adele Personally" (2000)
- 19.16. Poems, A, 1991-2002; includes "After an Argument," "Aging," "Alzheimer's Disease,"
"Anger," "The Archives," "As We Grow Old"
- 19.17. Poems, B-C, 1988-2002; includes "The Backlog," "A Birthday Poem (to Sabrina Schram),"
"Black Paint," "Break-up," "Buried Mines of Anger," "Careless Love," "A Complaint:
'My Warm Bed Calls,'" "Computer Technology," "Crossing the Threshold"
- 20.1. Poems, D, 1989-2002; includes "Dark Duet," "A Different Persona" (poem about Alzheimer's
Disease written for Bea Sittner), "Disability and Interaction," "Do We Have to Split
Hairs?" "Domestic Adversity As Illness Advances with Age"
- 20.2. Poems, E-Fa, 1988-2000; includes "Elegy," "Evening Dining at Foulkeways," "The Eventuality
List: A Resident's Lament," "Exercise," "Facing Reality," "Fear" (poem written for
niece Eleanor Leventhal Lewallen who died from a brain tumor in 2001)
- 20.3. Poems, Fe-Fu, 1991-2002; includes "Forgive -- He's Unaware," "Foulkeways' Gardeners,"
"Foulkeways-itis," "Further Thoughts on Being 80"
- 20.4. Poems, G-Go, 1994-2002; includes "'Glimmer of Love' -- 'Death's Chill,'" "The Golden
Years," correspondence and entry form for submission of "The Golden Leaf" to The National
Library of Poetry's Best Poems of 1998
- 20.5. Poems, Gr-Ha, 1992-2003; includes "Great-Grandma's Story Time," "Grieving," "Hair,"
"Happiness is a Goal"
- 20.6. Poems, He-I, 1990-2002; includes "The Holiday Mail," "I Sigh with Regret and Accept,"
"I Write at Night," "In Privacy: 'Why Can't We Behave?'"
- 20.7. Poems, J-Li, 1994-2002; includes "Jazz Suite," "Life's a Work of Art," "Light Verse:
Humor," "Letting Go"
- 20.8. Poems, Lo, 1990-2002; includes "Loss," "The Loss of a Listening Friend," "Love is
Like a Rubber Band," "Love Just the Same"
- 20.9. Poems, Ma, 1986-2002; includes "Magicians: on TV -- How Do They Deceive? A Fascinating
Film," "Matrimony," "Maturity"
- 20.10. Poems, Me-Mor, 1989-2002; includes "Memoriam for Marion [Friedman]," "Memory's Truths,"
- 20.11. Poems, Mou-My, 1995-2002; includes "Mourning on a Makeshift Raft" (poem about Alzheimer's
Disease)," My Mind's Declining; My Eyes Grow Blind," "My Ordeal and Epilogue"
- 20.12. Poems, N, 1992-2002; includes "Night Light" (poem written for Leonard Rosenfeld),
"No Expectations," "No Help Wanted"
- 20.13. Poems: "Nuptial Flight," 1997-1998; includes poem, correspondence, application forms,
brochures for submissions to International Poetry Hall of Fame (poets.com), International
Society of Poets, and National Library of Poetry's Painted Garden poetry anthology for 1997
- 20.14. Poems, O, 1994-2002; includes "Oh for a Life of Tranquility," "On My 85th Birthday"
- 20.15. Poems, P, 1990-2002; includes "Peace After a Day of Strife," "Political Plea (poems
written for the 2000 U.S. Presidential election)," "Possessions" (poem written for
Margaret Kairer), "Priorities -- Too Many!," "Private Thoughts of an Outdoor Maintenance
- 20.16. Poems, Q-Resp, 1991-2001; includes "Quicksand" (original title "On Anxiety"), "Re-inventing
Myself," "Resolution," "Response"
- 20.17. Poems, Rest-Sch, 1935, 1993-2002; includes "Restriction," "Sadly Now We Live Apart"
(poem and one page handwritten narrative), "Scheherazade Ballet" (1935)
- 20.18. Poems, Sci-Sk, 1992-2002; includes "Scrabble Poems," "The Send-Off to Archives," "September
11th," "September 11th Remembered," "Skills for Coping, Omit My Hosting, So No Visitors"
- 20.19. Poems, So-Sy, 1995-2001; includes "Song of the Seasons at Foulkeways," "Staggering
- 21.1. Poems, Ta-Ti, 1992-2002; includes "Tenor of Temperament: Tantrums," "Thoughts -- Slow
Progress Report: 'Love and I,'" "Time Is a Butterfly"
- 21.2. Poems, To, 1991-2002; includes "To Be or Not to Be Understood: An Exercise of Tragedy?,"
"To Dora Hoenig" (several poems), "To Margaret Kairer" (several poems), "To Writing
- 21.3. Poems, To-Tr, 1989-2001; includes "To Myself: Inner Monologue," "To Writing Workshop
Members," "Too Many Rejection Slips," "Too Many Sweets,"
- 21.4. Poems, Tu-V, 1992-1999; includes "Turning Point," "Twilights at Foulkeways," "The
- 21.5. Poems, Wa-Wor, 1991-2002; includes "Was My Life a Life of Worth?," "Welcome Home,
Safta Sue," "Words Are a Magnet: Composing Poems at Night," "Words, Words, Words,"
- 21.6. Poems, Wri-Y, 1992-2002; includes "A Writer's Lament," "The Writer's Workshop," "You
Don't Look Your Age," "Your Choice"
- 21.7-21.17. Poetry: compilations, 1987-2002; includes lists of compilations (#21.7); poems on
aging and growing old (#21.9), on Alzheimer's Disease (#21.13), on marital interaction
(#21.14); poems sent to Dr. Rita Reichard (#21.15), to cousin Ruth Rosenbaum (#21.16),
to Rabbi Gregory Marx (#21.17)
- 21.18-21.19. Poetry: compilations: poems for Leonard, 1937-1945, 1992-2002; includes poems and
notes from Leonard Rosenfeld
- 22.1-22.8. Poetry: drafts, 1983-2001: scraps of handwritten unfinished poems or parts of poems
- 22.9. Rejection letters, 1960-1961
- 22.10. Script: "The Center of Attraction," 1958; includes correspondence with Stuart Schulberg
- 22.11. Short stories, A-G, 1957-1973; includes character sketches and stories about adoption
- 22.12. Short stories, J: "Jason's Story," 1989: commissioned story from daughter Paula Schram
for her use as a psychiatric social worker in Mount Vernon, New York; includes reader's
- 22.13. Short stories, K, 1973: "Kevin," commissioned story from daughter, Paula Schram for
her use as a psychiatric social worker in Mount Vernon, New York, with illustrations
by Leonard Rosenfeld; also includes "Broken Promises," a sequel to "Kevin"
- 22.14. Short stories, L-P, 1961-1973; includes a fictionalized autobiographical obituary,
"Peter's Adventure," story written for nephew, Peter Siegel
- 22.15. Short stories, R-W, 1933, 1960-1972; includes "Staten Island Woodcraft Tribes Indian
Pageant" program and "Storm Clouds" (1933) about a Woodcraft League ritual dance;
"The Woman Who Never Grew Old" (1960)
- 22.16. Short stories, W, 1958, 1970-1973; includes "Winter Stopover" (1958) and "Winter Stopover"
revised, (1970) with inspiration clipping
- Series IV. PHOTOGRAPHS, 1916-1990 (#PD.14-PD.32)
Scope and Contents
: PD.1-PD.13 contain photographs found with other documents. Photographs were removed
and foldered separately, and their folders listed in the various series above.
FILED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS.
- PD.14. Grace Siegel Leventhal Baker's (sister) family, 1945-1985; includes Joel Leventhal,
Eleanor Leventhal Lewallen, Willy Leventhal (16 photographs).
See also #8.11 for color photocopies of Grace Siegel Leventhal Baker's photograph
- PD.15. Bedford's Farm, 1929-ca.1983; includes Charles Bedford, Dean Bedford, "Jeannette"
the cow, pushing a tractor, Eleanor Flatow, aerial views of the farm (27 photographs)
- PD.16. Marion Siegel Friedman (sister) and family, ca.1943-1963; includes Marion Friedman,
Anita Friedman Young, Daniel Friedman, Morris E. Siegel, Dora Goodman Siegel (9 photographs)
- PD.17. Alma Rosenfeld Gershenson (sister-in-law) and family, 1939-1966; includes Alma and
Leonard at Provincetown Beach (1939); Carol Gershenson Schifter and Lynne Gershenson
Hodgson (12 photographs)
- PD.18. Adele Siegel Rosenfeld, 1922-1990; includes playing tennis (1936); at Compo Beach,
Westport, Connecticut (1939, 1960, 1962); at Pioneer Youth Camp, Rifton, New York
(1939); hiking in the woods (ca.1936); on Bear Mountain overlooking the Hudson River
(1936); writing letters outside in Williamsburg, Virginia (1942); in front of Howard
Johnsons on the New Jersey Turnpike (1961); representing YM-YWHA of Southern Westchester
at a ceremony to receive the deed for Camp Willoway, Winterdale, Pennsylvania (1959)
- PD.19. Adele Siegel Rosenfeld: studio portraits, 1919-ca.1968 (6 photographs)
- PD.20. Adele and Leonard Rosenfeld, 1942-1984; includes photo session by Charlie Rotkin in
Central Park, New York City (1942); on Martha's Vineyard (1960); at the Saratoga Races
(1964); in Israel (1978); canoeing in Jasper National Park, Canada (1983) (20 photographs)
- PD.21-PD.22. Adele and Leonard Rosenfeld family, 1943-ca.1980; includes photographs at Compo Beach,
Westport, Connecticut (1949, 1961); at Harvard University Class of 1937 reunion (1962);
studio portraits of Adele, Paula, and Susan (1947, 1949); Saul Rosenfeld holding Susan
(1943); Susan and Paula apple picking (ca.1949); Paula and Susan with their baby dolls
(ca.1948); at Paula's junior high school graduation (1961) (42 photographs)
- PD.23. Leonard J. Rosenfeld, 1926-1982; includes photographs with friends at summer camp
(1928); at Harvard University library (1935); at Pioneer Youth Camp, Rifton, New York
(1939); in uniform at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland (1942); writing letters outside
in Williamsburg, Virginia (1942); "Some of the lads -- England, 349th Squadron..."
(1944); posing with his artwork (ca.1955); posing with Trixie(?) in Silverton, Colorado
(1957); posing with map in front of 1949 Studebaker Champion car near Asheville, North
Carolina (1951); at Compo Beach, Westport, Connecticut (1962) (33 photographs)
- PD.24. Leonard J. Rosenfeld: studio portraits, 1937-ca.1970 (11 photographs)
- PD.25-PD.26. Susan Rosenfeld (daughter) and family, 1943-1983; includes studio portraits by Margaret
Rosenberg (1944-1949); at "Sweet 16" birthday party (1959); high school graduation
(1959); with Bob Falb (1964, 1983); class photos of daughters Debbie Falb and Abbie
(Esther Chaya) Falb Benisti (44 photographs)
- PD.27. Susan Rosenfeld: photographs sent to Leonard Rosenfeld during World War II, 1943;
includes photographs with comments and stories written by Adele Rosenfeld on back
- PD.28. Paula Rosenfeld Schram (daughter) and family, 1947-1983; includes studio portraits
by Margaret Rosenberg (1947-1949); on Cambridge Common, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1967);
holding "Learn Now Earn Later" banner in the Safety Patrol parade (1958); in Brownie
uniform (ca.1956); at junior high school graduation (1961); with Saul Rosenfeld(?)
(ca.1983); family portrait with Daniel Schram and Sabrina Schram (24 photographs)
- PD.29. Sabrina Schram (granddaughter), 1978-1983; includes photographs with dolls (1980,
1981); at Compo Beach, Westport, Connecticut (1978); in playroom (1981); in Brownie
uniform (1982); drum majorette Halloween costume (1981); as Queen Esther for Purim
(1982); with Leonard Rosenfeld (1981), with Daniel Schram (1981), at her birthday
party listening to Adele Rosenfeld give a "Made to Order Story" (1983) (27 photographs)
- PD.30. Siegel family, 1916-1961; includes portrait of Grace, Adele, and Marion (1919); Dora
Goodman Siegel with all five children and niece Ruth at Midland Beach, Staten Island
(1924); "Dedication of Temple Emanuel El, Port Richmond, Staten Island" group portrait
with Lenore Rosenfeld (mother-in-law) and Dora Goodman Siegel (c1930); passport photo
of Geoffrey Siegel (ca.1943); generations portrait with Dora Goodman Siegel, Grace
Siegel Leventhal, Joel Leventhal, Adele Siegel Rosenfeld, Susan Rosenfeld (1943);
Morris E. and Dora Goodman Siegel at testimonial dinner in honor of Morris E. Siegel's
retirement (1954) (15 photographs)
- PD.31. Siegel family: extended family, 1942-1962; includes snapshots of Janet Fishman (1942-1951)
- PD.32. Stephen Siegel's (brother) family, 1962: Wendy Siegel Rosen and Peter Siegel (3 photographs)
Aging--Social aspects--United States
Alzheimer's disease--Social aspects
Husband and wife--United States
Jewish women--United States
Mothers and daughters--United States
Mount Vernon (Westchester County, N.Y.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Older women--United States--Social conditions
School children--Social life and customs--20th century
Staten Island (New York, N.Y.)--Social life and customs--20th century
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
Frank, Josette, 1893-1989
Falb, Susan Rosenfeld, 1943-
Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946
Woodcraft League of America