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Western Jewish History Center

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Works: 207 works in 251 publications in 2 languages and 780 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal narratives‡vJewish  Catalogs  Genealogy  Archives  Bibliography  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Sources 
Classifications: F596.3.J5, 978.004924
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The Jews of the West, the metropolitan years by Conference on Western Jewish History( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Taking risks : a Jewish youth in the Soviet partisans and his unlikely life in California by Joseph Pell( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
House of harmony : Concordia-Argonaut's first 130 years by Bernice Scharlach( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
San Francisco Jews : old traditions on a new frontier : a bicentennial portrait by Western Jewish History Center( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
The name is familiar : an historical portrait of Bay Area Jewry from the Magnes collections : October 21, 1990-February 24, 1991 by Judah L. Magnes Museum( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Family history guide by Moses Rischin( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Continuum-- : a selective history of San Francisco Eastern European Jewish life, 1880-1940 by Ruth Kelson Rafael( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Catalog of western Jewish periodicals, 1849-1945, at the Western Jewish History Center and guide to the resources at other depositories by Suzanne Nemiroff( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Catalog of manuscripts collections by Suzanne Nemiroff( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The family of Isaac and Rebecca Harris by Rowena Lipman( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Jewish life in Northern California : Pacific pioneers, 1849-1945 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The Koret Foundation : 25 years as a catalyst for positive change by Stephen M Dobbs( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A retrospective chronology of the Koret Foundation's first 25 years, including the first published biography of founder Joseph Koret. From its beginning in 1979 the book tells the story of the Koret Foundation's evolution from traditional grantmaker, funding social welfare programs, to social innovator, employing entrepreneurial approaches to address societal challenges through policy models and initiatives
The responsibilities and rewards of involvement by Marcel Hirsch( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Western Jewish History Center Collection on the San Francisco Jews of Eastern European Origin, 1880-1940 Oral History Project records by Western Jewish History Center( Archival Material )
in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The collection contains the indexes for the oral histories, as well as biographical information for those people preliminarily interviewed for the project: Celia Yerusalimski Alperth; Bassya Maltzer Bibel; Philip Bibel; Eugene Block; Lilan Friedman Cherney; Zena Sheinkman Druckman; Rose Hartman Ets Hokin; Daniel Goldberg; Marshall Kuhn; Jean Greenberg Braverman Lapove; Jesse Levin; Art Rosenbaum; Ida Block Smith; Vivian Dudune Solomon; Fay Landau Sternberger Avrech; Ida Kramer Barber; Israel Joe Blum; Louis Cherin; Samuel Ciznet; Mervin Coleman; Estelle Meyerson Dolgin; George Edelstein; Louis J. Freehof; Edward Gershanov; Eva Coleman Gross; Frema Zipkin Henderson; Ben Silberstein; and Ida Rosenbaum Silverberg. Also contains interviewers' notes and pre-project interviews that were conducted by David Kagel with: Dr. Abraham Bernstein; Eugene Block; Ben Blumenthal; Bertha Handin; Fannie Heppner; Sam Hirsch; Al Karp; Samuel Kohs; Daniel Koshland; and Sol Silverman. Also includes some records of those organizations and individuals who helped resettle immigrants from the East to the West Coast and of the conditions under which immigrants were received or rejected. It also has articles about the Fillmore-McAllister district of San Francisco; correspondence with Jerry Flamm, the author of Good Life in Hard Times, about the "old days" in the Fillmore-McAllister and Flamm's handwritten notes; and the notes created while Steven A. Leibo was writing his article, Out the Road: a Narrative of the San Bruno Avenue Jewish Community of San Francisco, 1901-1968. In addition, the collection contains: a copy of A Family Migration, a family memoir and genealogy created by Abraham Joseph Block, the son of Rabbi Morris Block of the San Bruno Avenue District
Michael Caminetsky papers by Michael Caminetsky( Archival Material )
in Russian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The collection consists primarily of personal and legal documents from Michael Caminetsky's life in Imperial Russia, including his Russian language army registration (1876), his family's merchant license (1869), a death certificate for a family member (possibly a brother), a passport from 1872, a subpoena to bear witness on behalf of "Citizen Keisel Verman" (1873), a promissory note (1774), a certificate from the Czar granting permission to travel within Russia, a birth certificate for Caminetsky's son, a circumcision document for Itsco Aaron (1874), a certificate of Caminetsky's partnership in a bakery business with Volka Pinchus Ruvinovitch (1881)
Simon Julius Lubin papers by Simon Julius Lubin( Archival Material )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The collection consists of typed manuscripts of writings and speeches by Simon Lubin dating from 1902 to 1933, eulogies and obituaries, clippings, and photographs. The writings and speeches address topics relating to Judaism, education, immigration, and other social, political, and economic issues
Samuel Ghinsberg papers by Samuel Ghinsberg( Archival Material )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Correspondence; articles and clippings; and My Exciting Exodus, a manuscript by Ghinsberg that describes both how, in 1900, he led thousands of Jews from Romania and Russia to the U.S. and his meeting with Theodor Herzl
Fanny Jaffe Sharlip memoirs by Fanny Jaffe Sharlip( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The collection consists of handwritten notebooks and a typescript of "My Memoirs" that describe her early family life in Russia, interactions between Jews and gentiles, immigration to the U.S., settlement and family life in California, and her reaction to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. The memoir also provides her impressions of radical labor leaders Emma Goldman and Job Harriman and descriptions of her lifelong work in social service and with individuals stricken with tuberculosis
Elias Kanarek papers by Elias Kanarek( Archival Material )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The collection contains copies of engravings for bookplates, photographs of Kanarek's painted portraits and other works, exhibition notices, newspaper clippings, and sketchbooks
Joys of Jewishing Camp records by Joys of Jewishing Camp( Archival Material )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The collection consists of camp flyers, announcements, photographs, correspondence, member lists, program schedules, and course descriptions
 
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Berkeley Western Jewish History Center
Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum Berkeley, Calif Western Jewish History Center
Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum Western Jewish History Center
Judah L. Magnes Museum Western Jewish History Center
Judah L. Magnus Memorial Museum (Berkeley, Calif.) Western Jewish History Center
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Russian (1)
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