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Coleman, Historical Society Librarian, Dies at 48

Edward D. Coleman, for the past eight years librarian of the American Jewish Historical Society, died on Sunday of a heart attack at Miami Beach, Fla., where he was spending his vacation, it was announced here today by Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach, president of the society. Coleman, who was 48, was born in Lithuania and was educated at Harvard University. He contributed to publications of the Society and was the author of “The Bible in English Drama,” “A Bibliography of the Writings and Addresses of Cyrue Adler,” “Plays of Jewish Interest on the American Stage,” “Bibliography of George Alexander Kohut” and, his latest book, “The Jew in English Drama,” which is being published by the New York Public Library.