The Newmarks are a pioneer Los Angeles family that have contributed to the promotion and growth of Los Angeles, as well as
to the development of Los Angeles’ Jewish community. In 1848, Joseph Phillip Newmark became the first of the family to immigrate
to the United States. He was soon joined by his brother Harris Newmark. The Newmark Family Papers consists of biographical
materials, published items, correspondence, photographic material, and family memorabilia that document the lives of Sarah
and Harris Newmark and their descendants from 1837 to 2006. Newmark descendents include the Loeb, Levi, and Nordlinger families.
The end of the Mexican-American War brought great changes to the pueblo known as Los Angeles. Roughly twenty years after California
was transferred to the United States, a handful of civically and entrepreneurially minded men began to promote Los Angeles
as the next great city, seeking to build a city akin to the likes of San Francisco. They encouraged the growth of large and
small businesses, farming and banking. Lands once belonging to a select few were gradually bought, sold and parceled. Industry
developed, as did the railway. The Newmark family is firmly rooted in this history, having contributed to the promotion and
growth of greater Los Angeles, as well as to the development of Los Angeles’ Jewish community.
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