The Busy Life of a Prominent Jewish Rhode Island Lawyer and Civic Leader [Manuscript Archive]. [Lawyers]. [Levy, Arthur J. (1897-1972)]. [Letters and Other Documents of Prominent Jewish Rhode Island Lawyer and Civic Leader Arthur J. Levy]. Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York, 1917-1931. 365 items comprising single-leaf, bifolio and multipage manuscript and typescript documents, along part-printed documents and brochures and other printed ephemera, sizes range from 3" x 2-/2" to 8-1/2" x 11." Light toning to light browning, occasional fold lines and edgewear. $2,000. * Levy, a graduate of Brown and Boston University Law School, practiced law in Providence, Rhode Island and led an active life as a member and leader of several Jewish civic organizations, such as the Jewish Family and Children's Service, which he established and led for twenty years, Rhode Island Jewish Historical Society, the Temple Beth-El Brotherhood, the Miriam Hospital, the Touro Fraternal Association and the Jewish Home for the Aged of Rhode Island. He was also a prominent member of the American Bar Association, the Brown University Alumni Association and the Brown Club of Rhode Island. Highly regarded as a jurist, he was a member of the Commission to Consolidate State Laws, a member of the Advisory Committee of the Federal Tax Institute of New England and an editor of the Rhode Island Bar Journal. Included in this archive are a group of letters written during World War I discussing his role in the Jewish Welfare Board of the United States Army and Navy, an invitation to a fund-raising dinner for the Jewish Orphanage of Rhode Island, a group of documents and letters discussing the establishment of a Jewish country club in Providence, several documents from the early 1920s concerning the mostly Jewish fraternity Phi Epsilon Pi and a typescript essay from 1923 on the establishment of a Zionist state in Palestine and several items relating to Levy's personal life, such as personal letters, bills from clothiers and invitations to social events.
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