MS 203 Borden Family Collection

Posted on June 21st, 2012 by

Borden Family Collection

n.d, 1895-1953

 MS 203

The Jewish Museum of Maryland


The Borden Family Collection was donated to the Jewish Museum of Maryland by Neal Borden in 2009 as accession 2009.051.  Jennifer Vess processed the collection in March 2012.

Access to the collection is unrestricted and is available to researchers at the Jewish Museum of Maryland.  Researchers must obtain the written permission of the Jewish Museum of Maryland before publishing quotations from materials in the collection.  Papers may be copied in accordance with the library’s usual procedures.

Ketubah for Nathan Bordensky and Sadie Nachlas Bordensky, June 29, 1911. 2009.51.20


Nathan Bordensky (also spelled Bordenski) was born July 15, 1885 (or possibly 1887) in Eastern Europe (possibly Polandor, Ukraine).  He graduated from the Baltimore College of Physicians and Surgeons (later merged with the University of Maryland Medical School) in 1907.  Bordensky practiced in southwest Baltimore at offices on Pulaski Highway and Wilkens Ave. In 1911 he married Sadie Nachlas, born in Maryland in July 1893.  Their oldest son, Melvin was born June 16, 1913 and a second son, Jesse, followed about three years later.  Nathan died in 1926.  After he died the family changed the name from Bordesnky to Borden and for a time lived with Sadie's mother, Rose.  Sadie died in 1976.

Sadie’s father Harris Nachlas (born 1867) and mother Rose (born c. 1877) immigrated to the United States from Russia some time before October of 1892.  Harris and Rose had several children and Sadie may have been the oldest.

Melvin Borden married Edith Silberg (born c. 1915), the daughter of Abraham Silberg (a tailor born c. 1884 in Russia) and Lena Silver Silberg (born c. 1888 inRussia).  Melvin became a doctor and the couple had two sons Neal D. Borden and John S. Borden.  Melvin served in the military during World War II.  He died in 1984 and Edith died in 2003.

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Sources: Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929 – http:///; US Census 1900-1930

Melvin N. Borden seated at a desk during World War II. 2009.51.14

Uniform jacket worn by Melvin Borden during World War II. 2009.51.8a


The Borden Family Collection consists of documents, photographs and objects related to multiple generations and branches of the Borden family.  The archival collection consists of certificates, diplomas, books, booklets, etc. related to Harris Nachlas, Nathan Bordensky, Sadie Nachlas Bordensky (Borden), Melvin Borden, and Edith Silberg Borden.  The documents are organized chronologically.
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Melvin N. Borden after he retired from being a doctor. 2009.51.15


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MS 201: David O. Feldman, World War II Military Papers

Posted on February 23rd, 2012 by

Some of you may remember an exhibition we had on loan from the Museumof Jewish Heritage called Ours To Fight For: American Jews in the Second World War.? Because of that exhibition we received a large number of donations of photographs, uniforms, dog tags, books, and papers related to the military service of Jewish Marylanders in World War II.? The following finding aid is one of those donations.

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?David O. Feldman (b. 1920)

World War II Military Papers, n.d, 1942-1953

?MS 201

?The Jewish Museum of Maryland

Accession and Provenance

The David O. Feldman World War II Military Papers were donated to the Jewish Museum of Maryland by David O. Feldman as accession 2008.003.? Jennifer Vess processed the collection with the help of Bernie Raynor and Alan Blumberg in 2011.

Access to the collection is unrestricted and is available to researchers at the Jewish Museum of Maryland.? Researchers must obtain the written permission of the Jewish Museum of Maryland before publishing quotations from materials in the collection.? Papers may be copied in accordance with the library?s usual procedures.

David O. Feldmann standing outside in the Yukon, 2008.3.1.

Biographical Sketch

David O. Feldman was born May 16, 1920 in Baltimoreto Benno Feldman and Sarah Frank Feldman.? Feldman graduated from North Carolina State University.? In May 1942, after graduating college, he entered the US Army through ROTC and was initially commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant.? Feldman was stationed at Whitehorse, Yukon Territory and remained there from June 1942 through April 1946.? Feldman remained in the Army Reserves until being discharged in 1953.? By that point he had attained the rank of Captain.? Feldman married in 1948 and had three children.


Clock showing the "midnight sun" in Whitehorse Yukon Territory, June 21. 2008.3.4.

Scope and Content

This collection contains official records related to David O. Feldman?s military career during World War II, including discharge papers, shipping receipts, orders, rosters, etc.? The materials are divided into folders according the subjects designated by the donor, and the folders are organized in a roughly chronological order.

David O. Feldmann during World War II. 2008.3.3.

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Once Upon a Time…06.10.2011

Posted on February 7th, 2012 by

The Baltimore Jewish Times publishes unidentified photographs from the collection of Jewish Museum of Maryland each week. Click here to see the most recent photo on their website. If you can identify anyone in these photos and more information about them, contact Jobi Zink, Senior Collections Manager and Registrar at 410.732.6400 x226 or

Date run in Baltimore Jewish Times: June 10, 2011

PastPerfect Accession #: 1993.173.032

Status: Unidentified. Nicholas Beser & 11 men, at religious service, “Passover / Paris”.



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