This collection has four inventories. The first inventory, nr. 171, lists 279 items which for the most part are of an administrative nature or class newspapers. There are also a few class registers and various other registers which mostly refer to staff affairs. A student register book from the 1930s shows many Jews attending the school, alongside Romanian and Hungarians. Of particular interest amongst the items in this inventory are those administrative documents from the interwar period and especially following World War I in which nation-building and Romanianization measures are discussed. The second inventory, nr. 996, lists 155 items. The majority are class immatriculation registers and grade books, though there is also meeting minutes and budgetary and administrative paperwork. This inventory contains papers dating 1919-1948. The third inventory, nr. 1359, contains 26 items, dating 1920-1940. Of particular interest here are the annual school reports, which exist from 1920-1935, and which contain breakdowns of the student body by ethnicity and religion. In 1927, for example, Jews made up 25% of the student body. The other items in this inventory are administrative in nature. Finally, inventory nr. 1442, contains 16 items, dating from 1914-1941. The items in this inventory belonged to the former director of the school, Valeriu Boeriu. They consist primarily of personal momentos, photographs, manuscripts, and other items related to Boeriu's period as director (1914-1941).
This file contains a comprehensive list of all shopkeepers and artisans in Câmpulung Moldovenesc in 1917. The list contains 160 names, along with the respective individual's trade and tax levied. The file also contains several applications for reimbursement of losses or damages suffered on account of the war.
This file contains a variety of correspondence and contracts relating to property held by the municipality and leased to various small merchants or artisans. Reflecting the diversity of the town population at this period, the lessees include Germans, Jews, and Romanians. There are also some shop inventories from merchants who apparently fled to Câmpulung during World War I from other parts of Bukovina (referred to as refugees).
This register book contains the meeting minutes for the Straja town council from 1909-1919. It begins in German and switches to Romanian around 1911. The council sessions address various matters including building of schools and granting of permits to merchants. There is at least one Jewish member of the town council and other matters pertaining to Jewish merchants and residents are mentioned. The assassinations of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in Sarajevo is also mentioned. There are also records of meeting minutes from the 1930s, see inventory for the ”Primăria comunei Straja” at the Suceava archives for these exact call numbers.
This collection contains a wide range of documents maintained by the Straja town hall from the early 20th century until after World War II. Of interest to those researching regional Jewish history may be the minutes of council meetings from the interwar period and register books rescinding Romanian nationality in the wake of anti-Semitic legislation. For details on these items, please see the JBAT entry for this collection, subfield "contains" and click on any title.
Photographs from number 120-135 appear to originate from a single album of photographs taken May 10th 1919, "National Day of Romania" (1866-1947). Many city representatives are pictured as well as the World War I hero, General Jacob Zadik.
The diaries were written by Demeter Hackmann, originally of Ciudeiu in Bukovina, commander of the K.u.K.(royal and imperial) Infantry regiment Hindenburg No. 69. In addition to recording day-to-day maneuvers and battles, the diary has hand-drawn color maps and lists of other officers, including many Jewish names. An obituary for Hackmann is affixed to the last page of the diary.
The manuscripts collection consists of various manuscripts on a variety of topics that were donated to the National Archives Branch of Suceava. For information on individual items within this collection of potential interest to those researching regional Jewish history, please see below.