Finding aid for the Ruth Wiener Einstein Family Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Einstein, Ruth Wiener Family
Title: Ruth Wiener Einstein Family Papers
Dates: 1860-1977
Extent: 0.81 linear feet (2 containers and 1 oversize folder)
Abstract: Ruth Wiener Einstein and her family were involved in numerous Jewish organizations and projects in Cleveland, Ohio. Educated in Cleveland at Central High School and Flora Stone Mather College of Western Reserve University, Ruth Wiener married Jacob L. Einstein in 1903. His father, Leopold Einstein, along with several cousins, had founded the Ullman Brothers (later the Ullman, Einstein) Company, one of the largest liquor distilleries in the United States. Ruth Wiener Einstein's grandfather, Abraham Aub, was a founder and first president of the Jewish Orphan Asylum (later, Bellefaire). Her father, Abraham Wiener, also served as a president of that organization and was the Director of Charities and Corrections (1889-1901) under Cleveland mayor John Farley. Her mother, Bella Aub Wiener, was one of the founders of the Cleveland Section, National Council of Jewish Women, and the Council Educational Alliance (later the Jewish Community Center). Ruth Wiener Einstein founded Cleveland's Jewish Big Sisters in 1920. She also served as a Board member of the Cleveland Section, National Council of Jewish Women; Montefiore Home; Bellefaire; Jewish Family Service Association; Jewish Community Center; and the Jewish Community Federation. One of her most notable achievements was the founding of Council Gardens, a housing complex for the elderly. She and Jacob Einstein had three children; Paul (Einstein) Eden, Edith (Mrs. Samuel O. Freedlander), and Jane (Mrs. Eldy S. Gross). The collection consists of correspondence, speeches, financial records, legal documents, newspaper clippings, and awards and tributes of various family members. Includes the articles of incorporation and other business materials of the Ullman, Einstein Company.
MS Number MS 4656
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English