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1Title:  Milton Wolf Papers     
 Creator:  Gift of Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland 
 Dates:  1973-2005 
 Abstract:  Milton Wolf was born in 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio. The son of a policeman, he graduated from Glenville High School. During World War II, Wolf served in the U.S. Army Air Force as a meteorologist. After the war, he married Roslyn Zehman. Wolf founded the Zehman-Wolf Construction Company in Cleveland in 1948 and ultimately came to lead it for nearly 30 years. In 1948, Wolf earned bachelor's degrees in chemistry and biology and an honorary doctor of diplomacy degree from The Ohio State University. A lifelong student, he was awarded another bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1954 and a master's and Ph.D. in economics from Case Western Reserve University in 1973 and 1993, respectively. He co-authored several scholarly articles on international economics. Wolf was a board member and director of several businesses, nonprofit groups and universities, including the American Greetings Corporation, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, the Cleveland Orchestra, Case Western Reserve University, the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University, the Jewish Welfare Fund campaign (now called the Campaign for Jewish Needs), the Mt. Sinai Health Care System, The Ohio State University, and The Town and Country Trust. Wolf also served as a national trustee of United Jewish Appeal and United Israel Appeal before the two organizations merged with the Council of Jewish Federations to form the United Jewish Communities. Wolf served as U.S. ambassador to Austria during the Carter administration (1977-81). During that time, he was also a U.S. delegate to the United Nations Conference on Science and Technology for Development, and served as vice chairman of the Council of American Ambassadors. Wolf was a recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Charles Eisenman Award, the Raoul Wallenberg International Humanitarian Award, the Great Gold Medal of Honor with Sash, and the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art. On May 19, 2005, Wolf died at age 80 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Milton Wolf Papers collection consists of annual reports, a booklet, brochures, correspondence, eulogies, lists, memorial tributes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, records, remarks, schedules and speeches. 
 Call #:  MS 5459 
 Extent:  2.0 linear feet (2 boxes) 
 Subjects:  Businessmen -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Philanthropists -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland
 
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2Title:  Albert Ratner Papers     
 Creator:  Gift of Albert Ratner 
 Dates:  1929-2017 
 Abstract:  Albert B. Ratner, was born in Cleveland in 1927. Albert married Faye Katz (1931-1978) in 1950 and had two children, Deborah Ratner (b. 1959) and Brian Ratner (b. 1957). Faye was killed in an automobile accident in 1978. Albert later married Audrey Gilbert Pritzker (b. 1928) in 1981. In the 1950s, Albert joined the family business, Forest City Materials, which had been established as a lumber and building materials company back in the 1920s. He continued to serve in numerous positions at Forest City until the company was purchased by Brookfield Asset Management in 2018. Albert has served on the governing boards of numerous local, state, and international business and cultural organizations. His community involvement and philanthropic activities have been widely recognized by organizations and agencies such as Builders Magazine, the Business Hall of Fame of Cleveland, Financial World Magazine, Harvard Business Club, the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Albert Ratner Papers collection consists of an album, articles, awards, books, CDs, certificates, a checkbook, correspondence, eulogies, greeting cards, letters, magazines, newspapers, newspaper clippings, notes, an obituary, photographs, programs, a report, a resume, a songbook, speeches, and tapes. 
 Call #:  MS 5442 
 Extent:  2.6 linear feet (4 boxes) 
 Subjects:  Ratner, Albert B., 1927- | Ratner family | Jewish businesspeople -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Philanthropists -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Forest City Enterprises, Inc.
 
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3Title:  Iris and Mort November Family Papers     
 Creator:  Gift of Iris November 
 Dates:  1926-2017 
 Abstract:  Morton "Mort" November, noted philanthropist, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 2, 1926. He graduated from East Technical High School in Cleveland. He later enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Japan at the end of World War II. After the war, he worked as a salesman with the Lincoln National Life Insurance Company. In 1948, November married Phyllis Tetalman. They had one daughter, Debra Ann, who died at the early age of 24 in 1977. All of his charitable efforts made under the "November Philanthropy" were dedicated in her name. His first wife died in 1979. Three years later in 1982 he married Iris Flaxman. Together they continued his many philanthropic projects and interests, including at the Cleveland Clinic, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, MetroHealth Medical Center and Ronald McDonald House. Both were also active in the Democratic Party. Mort died on July 12, 2015. Following his death, Iris continued their work through November Philanthropy. The Iris and Mort November Family Papers collection consists of awards, CDs, clothing labels, correspondence, a diploma, letters, newspaper clippings, notebooks, memorial books, pamphlets, a passport, photographs, a poem, reports, scrapbooks, and a yearbook. 
 Call #:  MS 5448 
 Extent:  2.01 linear feet (2 boxes, including one oversized folder) 
 Subjects:  November, Morton, 1926-2015 | November, Iris | Flaxman, Charles | November Philanthropy | Philanthropists -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland
 
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