This collection consists of correspondence, newsletters, flyers, membership lists, dues receipts, conference materials and
proposals from conference speakers.
The Western Jewish Studies Association was started by Dr. Lawrence Baron of San Diego State University as an alternative to
the Association for Jewish Studies. The Association for Jewish Studies at the time (1994) met once a year in Decemeber, in
Boston, Massachusetts. For Jewish scholars in the Western United States it was a difficult time of year to travel and an
expensive trip. The WJSA preseneted these scholars with a venue that was more convenient and less expensive, thus allowing
a greater participation from the western part of the country.
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