Scope and Content of Collection
Title: David Lubin papers
Collection Number: 44005
Lubin, David, 1849-1919.
Saqui, Laura Lubin.
4 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 framed portrait
(2 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives .
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, pamphlets, clippings, and photographs, relating to world agricultural problems, and activities of
the International Institute of Agriculture. Includes papers of Laura Lubin Saqui, daughter of D. Lubin.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
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[Identification of item], David Lubin papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1944.
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of boxes listed in this finding aid.
David Lubin personal archive, David Lubin Memorial Library, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO),
Magnes collection on David Lubin, Bancroft Library, University of California,
Simon Julius Lubin papers, Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Norris E. Dodd papers, Hoover Institution Archives
|10 June 1849
||Born in Klodawa, Poland
||Family moved to England
||Family emigrated to America
||Dropped out of school
||Worked as a jeweler in San Francisco, a lumberyard worker in Los Angeles, a prospector for gold in Arizona, and a commercial
traveler in New York and New Orleans
||Opened David Lubin's One Price Store in Sacramento
||Bought an orchard near Sacramento and land in Colusa County, helped found the California Fruit Growers' Union
||Became the director of the International Society for the Colonization of Russian Jews
||Moved to Europe to establish an international agricultural congress
Let There Be Light
||Appointed as a permanent U.S. delegate to the International Institute of Agriculture (IIA) in Rome
||Received a Silver Cup Award from the IIA
||Author, publisher, and distributor of
An International Confederation of Democracies under a Constitution
|1 January 1919
||Died in Rome
David Lubin, a merchant and farmer in Sacramento, created the idea of the International Institute of Agriculture (IIA). The
institute's goals were to help farmers share knowledge, establish a cooperative system of rural credit, and control the marketing
of farmers' products. In 1906, Lubin was appointed the permanent U.S. delegate to the IIA. In 1913 at the meeting of the IIA
congress in Rome, Lubin received a Silver Cup Award for his efforts in establishing the organization. The IIA ceased its operations
in 1945, when most of its assets were transferred to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The mandate
of international cooperation in the field of agriculture is continued by the FAO, which named its library in honor of David
Lubin. The David Lubin Elementary School is located a few blocks from the site of David Lubin's former home in Sacramento,
Scope and Content of Collection
Most of the papers relate to IIA operations and cover the period from 1905, when was IIA established, through 1944. The collection
was donated to the Hoover Institution by Lubin's daughter Laura Lubin Saqui and includes her detailed "Table of Contents"
(box 1), which is a useful finding aid to the Lubin papers.
The Laura Lubin Saqui files include business correspondence and writings, as well as her delegate certificate and a photograph.
Laura Lubin Saqui was a U.S. delegate to the 15th General Assembly of IIA in 1940. The files also include letters written
by Colonel Harris Weinstock, half brother of David Lubin, while he toured Europe as a member of the American Commission on
Rural Cooperative Credit in 1913. The Scrapbooks of David Lubin and Laura Lubin Saqui contain documents related to Lubin's
career and IIA operation, including official and private correspondence, records and reports, photographs, writings, and clippings.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
International Institute of Agriculture.
International agricultural cooperation.