Jewish Farmers in Connecticut

 

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Photo of book covers "Who is the Jewish Farmer.." and "The Agricultural Activities of the Jews in America" Photo's of "Descriptive Catalogues of Farms in Connecticut for Sale," 1892, 1899

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources:

Published Resources:
Beardsley, Thomas R. Connecticut Speaks for Itself: Firsthand Accounts of Life in the Nutmeg State From Colonial Times to the Present Day. Middletown, CT: Connecticut Humanities Council, 1996 [CSL call number F 93 .C675 1996].

Cunningham, Janice P. Back to the Land: Jewish Farms and Resorts in Connecticut 1890-1945. Hartford: Connecticut Historical Commission, 1998 [CSL call number F 105 .J5 C86 1998].

Davidson, Gabrielle. Who is the Jewish Farmer? A Sociological Study. New York: Jewish Agricultural Society, c1931 [CSL call E 184. J5 D38 1931].  

Eiseman, Alberta. In Touch with the Land: Images of Connecticut Farm Life, 1937-1985. Hartford: Connecticut State Library, c1985 [CSL call number S451 .C7 E39 1985]. 

Gold, T. S. Connecticut State Board of Agriculture: Descriptive Catalogue of Farms in Connecticut for Sale. Hartford: Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1892 [CSL call number Ag82 d 1892].  

Gordon, Morton L. The History of the Jewish Farmer in Eastern Connecticut. Thesis, Yashiva University, 1974 [CSL call number F105 .J5 G67 1974 Mfilm].

Gould, Sally Innis. The Jews -  Their Origins in America and Connecticut.  Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut, 1980 [CSL call number History Reference Ag83wep no. 3 1980].

McDannell, Colleen. “Farming Jews.” Chapter 7 in Picturing Faith: Photography & the Great Depression. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005 [CSL call number BL 2525 .M395 2005].

Robinson, Leo. The Agricultural Activities of the Jews in America. New York: American Jewish Committee, 1912 [CSL call number E 29 .J5 R6 1912].

Archival Records
RG 033, Connecticut Works Progress Administration, 1935-1944. See in particular Series 8: Ethnic Groups Survey.

RG 098, Records of the Department of Agriculture, 1866-1978.

Newspaper & Journal Resources
"Alien Invasion of Connecticut Farms," Hartford Courant, January 15, 1928, pg E3, digital images, Historical Hartford Courant 1923-1984 ( http://www.il.proquest.com/ : 10 Aug 2008).

"Band of Jewish Immigrant Farmers found 'Good Earth' in Newtown," Bridgeport Sunday Post, June 19, 1960, pg 43, digital images, Access Newspaper Archives (http://access.newspaperarchive.com/ : 10 Aug 2008).

"Colonizing Connecticut - The Baron de Hirsch Fund Buying Land in Marlboro," Hartford Courant, June 29, 1891, pg 1, digital images, Historical Hartford Courant 1764-1922 ( http://www.il.proquest.com/ : 10 Aug 2008).

Donohue, Mary M. and Kenneth Libo. “Hebrew Tillers of the Soil.” in Hog River Journal Vol. 4, No. 2, Spring 2006 [CSL call number F 104 .H3 H64]. This article is also on-line: http://www.hogriver.org/issues/v04n02/tillers.htm

"Field Day for Jewish Farmers To be Held Next Sunday in Botsford – Five Organizations Interested," Bridgeport Telegram, June 28, 1920, pg 7, digital images, Access Newspaper Archives (http://access.newspaperarchive.com/ : 10 Aug 2008).

"50,000 Jews are Working Farms, says Davidson," Bridgeport Telegram, February 11, 1920, pg 28, digital images, Access Newspaper Archives (http://access.newspaperarchive.com/ : 10 Aug 2008).

"Historic Connecticut Synagogues," Connecticut Jewish History. Hartford: Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1991 [CSL call number F105 .J5 C66].

"Jewish Farmers in Colchester Aiding in Military Census," Hartford Courant, February 20, 1917, pg 15, digital images, Historical Hartford Courant 1764-1922 ( http://www.il.proquest.com/ : 10 Aug 2008).

"Jewish Farmers of County make Agriculture Pay," Bridgeport Telegram, March 12, 1924, pg 19, digital images, Access Newspaper Archives (http://access.newspaperarchive.com/ : 10 Aug 2008).

"Jewish Farmers to Hold Meet in Newtown, Mar.16, " Bridgeport Telegram, March 7, 1924, pg 16, digital images, Access Newspaper Archives (http://access.newspaperarchive.com/ : 10 Aug 2008).

"Jewish Immigrants Urged to Seek Farms," Hartford Courant, November 29, 1910, pg 1, digital images, Historical Hartford Courant 1764-1922 ( http://www.il.proquest.com/ : 10 Aug 2008).

"Jewish Settlement in Ellington - Erroneous Statements as to How it Started Corrected," Hartford Courant December 25, 1914, pg 13, digital images, Historical Hartford Courant 1764-1922
( http://www.il.proquest.com/ : 10 Aug 2008).

"Jews are taking to Agriculture," Hartford Courant, October 22, 1909, pg 14, digital images, Historical Hartford Courant 1764-1922 ( http://www.il.proquest.com/ : 10 Aug 2008).

"Lands for Jewish Farmers," Hartford Courant, January 17, 1910, pg 2, digital images, Historical Hartford Courant 1764-1922 ( http://www.il.proquest.com/ : 10 Aug 2008).

Moss, Richard. "Jewish Farmers, Ethnic Identity, and Institutional Americanization in Turn-of-the-Century Connecticut." in Connecticut History, Vol. 45, No. 1, Spring 2006 [CSL call number F 91 .C668].

Related Topics:

Jewish Genealogy, see Research Guide to Jewish Genealogical Resources at the Connecticut State Library

Land Records, see Research Guide to Connecticut Land Records

Old Houses, see Research Guide to Old House Resources at the Connecticut State Library

Links:

Blue Slope Country Museum, Inc.
138 Blue Hill Road
Franklin, CT 06254
860-642-6413

Connecticut Commission of Culture and Tourism
One Constitution Plaza, Second Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
860-256-2800

The New England Hebrew Farmers of the Emanuel Society
1892 Chesterfield (Montville, CT) Synagogue and Creamery site -
Connecticut's 24th State Archaeological Preserve

New York City Tenement Museum
108 Orchard Street
New York City, NY
212-982-8420