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American Jewish University, Photograph Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Preferred Citation
  • Project Information
  • Related Collections
  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Subjects

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: American Jewish University, Photograph Collection
    Dates: 1947-2007
    Bulk Dates: 1947-1999
    Collection number: CLJ3
    Creator: University of Judaism
    Creator: Brandeis-Bardin Institute
    Collection Size: 190 items 187 online items
    Repository: American Jewish University
    Bel-Air, CA 90077
    Abstract: The American Jewish University Photograph Collection includes photographs and ephemera depicting people, places and events that document the history from 1941 to the present of the University of Judaism and the Brandeis-Bardin Institute which merged to become American Jewish University in 2007.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English Hebrew
    Selected digitized images from this collection.

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    American Jewish University, photograph collection. American Jewish University, Bel-Air, CA 90077.

    Project Information

    This collection features 200 photographs digitized as part of the California Local History Digital Resources Project ( LHDRP ), a multi-year program supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. These photographs were assembled from both campuses of American Jewish University. They were digitized in order to provide broader access to the cultural and social history of the Jewish community of the Great Los Angeles area. A foundational virtual collection of digital image objects was created, which are available to the public through the California Digital Library's (CDL) Calisphere and OAC websites.

    Related Collections

    To view the American Jewish University's Digital Archive, which includes over a thousand digitized photographs and records, please see http://cdm16061.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15008coll8

    Administrative History

    American Jewish University, with its Familian campus in Bel Air, California and Brandeis-Bardin campus in Simi Valley, California, is the outcome of the 2007 union of Brandeis-Bardin Institute (BBI) and the University of Judaism (UJ). For more information, please see the history page at the following link: http://library.aju.edu/default.aspx?id=6824 

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The American Jewish University Photograph Collection includes 200 digitized photographs and ephemera depicting people, places and events that document the history from 1941 to the present, of the University of Judaism and the Brandeis-Bardin Institute which merged to become American Jewish University in 2007. These photographs include great Jewish thinkers who founded AJU, Louis Ginzberg, the author of Judaism as a Civilization, at the University of Judaism, and Shlomo Bardin, a great Jewish educator at Brandeis. The creation of both institutions was made possible by philanthropists to whom we owe the building of University of Judaism and the Brandeis-Bardin Institute. Being located in close proximity to Hollywood, many movies stars the likes of Rock Hudson and Tony Curtis contributed to AJU both financially and with their participation in galas and educational offerings. The importance of American Jewish University within the City of Los Angeles is evidenced by the participation of Mayor Tom Bradley in the dedication of the new building of the University of Judaism Familian Campus in 1979.
    The bulk of these photographs were taken by commercial photographers such as Otto Rothschild and Julius Shulman, who beautifully captured the historical landmark building The House of the Book at the Brandeis-Bardin Institute. Items digitized represent a fraction of the archived material housed at both the Familian Campus and Brandeis-Bardin Campus of American Jewish University. Consult the library for further information.

    Subjects

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Artson, Bradley Shavit
    Bardin, Shlomo 1898-
    Bradley, Tom, 1917-1998
    Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941
    Buber, Martin, 1878-1965
    Dorff, Elliot N.
    Ginzberg, Louis, 1873-1953
    Lieber, David L.
    Shub, Louis
    Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904-1991
    Wiesel, Ellie, 1928-
    Califano, Joseph A., 1931-
    Douglas, William O.
    Glazer, Miriyam, 1945-
    Gordis, David M.
    Hope, Bob, 1903-2003
    Hudson, Rock, 1925-1985
    Shulman, Julius
    Wapner, Joseph A.
    Warren, Earl, 1891-1974
    Ben-Ari, Raikin
    Dassa, Dani
    Helfman, Max
    Novorr, Jerry
    Pressman, Jacob
    Temianka, Henri
    Vorspan, Max
    Zevit, Ziony
    Sonderling, Jacob, 1878-1964
    Kohn, Jakob
    Engel, Samuel G., 1904-1984
    Los Angeles (Calif.)
    Brandeis, Simi Valley (Calif.)
    Camp life
    Rabbis
    Scholars
    Philosophers
    Philanthropists
    Judaism
    Brochures
    Clippings
    Invitations
    Pamphlets
    Photograph albums
    Photographs