American Jewish University, Digital Archive

Prepared by Sivan Siman-Tov, American Jewish University
American Jewish University
Bel and Jack M. Ostrow Library
15600 Mulholland Dr.
Bel-Air, CA 90077
Phone: 310-440-1238
Fax: 310-476-5423
E-mail: library@aju.edu
E-mail: sivanst3@gmail.com
http://library.aju.edu/
© 2014
All rights reserved.

American Jewish University, Digital Archive

Collection number: CLJ1

American Jewish University

Bel-Air, CA 90077
Date Completed:
2014
Encoded by:
American Jewish University Archives
© 2014. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: American Jewish University, Digital Archive
Dates: 1947-2014
Bulk Dates: 1947-1999
Collection number: CLJ1
Creator: American Jewish University
Creator: University of Judaism
Creator: Brandeis-Bardin Institute
Collection Size: 1420 items; 1420 online items
Repository: American Jewish University
Bel-Air, CA 90077
Abstract: The American Jewish University Digital Archive includes photographs, scrapbooks, 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
Digitized images from this collection.
Physical Location: Physical files are housed at the Ostrow Library of the American Jewish University.

Access

Collection open for research.

Accruals:

Additions to this collection may be transferred regularly.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], American Jewish University Digital Archive, American Jewish University, Bel-Air, CA 90077.

Project Information

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. This collection aims to preserve and organize the American Jewish University’s history by digitizing hundreds of photographs and records from the 1940s until present day. Photographs are uploaded online to the American Jewish University, Digital Archive through OCLC’s Contentdm and can be viewed at the Callimachus Contentdm site.

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 Digital Archive includes photographs, scrapbooks, 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 and were involved with its growth over the years. 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.
The collection aims to preserve and organize the American Jewish University’s history by digitizing hundreds of photographs and records from the 1940s until present day.
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.

Arrangement

This collection is organized by the identifier number it is given as it is digitized ("cajuol_" for photographs; "a_cajuol" for archival records).

Subjects

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.

Organizations

Camp Ramah.
Brandeis-Bardin Institute (Brandeis, Simi Valley, Calif.)
Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
National Women's League
Sinai Temple (Los Angeles, Calif.)
United Synagogue of America.
University of Judaism
University Women of the University of Judaism
Women's League for Conservative Judaism

Names and Places

Ackerman, Walter I.
Alexander, Hanan A., 1953-
Allen, Steve, 1921-2000.
Aronson, David, 1923-
Artson, Bradley Shavit
Bardin, Shlomo 1898-
Ben-Ari, Raikin
Bergman, Martin
Bradley, Tom, 1917-1998
Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941
Brandeis, Simi Valley (Calif.)
Buber, Martin, 1878-1965
Califano, Joseph A., 1931-
Cohen, Aryeh
Cohen, Gerson D. (Gerson David), 1924-
Easton, Harold
Eisenshtat, Sidney, 1914-2005
Dassa, Dani
Dorff, Elliot N.
Dortort, David
Douglas, William O.
Engel, Samuel G., 1904-1984
Familian, Isadore
Finkelstein, Louis, 1895-1991
Fligelman, Julius, 1895-1980
Gindi, Elie M.
Ginzberg, Louis, 1873-1953
Goodhill, Victor, 1911-
Gordis, David M.
Gordis, Robert, 1908-
Glass, Judith
Glazer, Miriyam, 1945-
Greenberg, Simon, 1901-
Helfman, Max
Heschel, Abraham Joshua, 1907-1972
Hope, Bob, 1903-2003
Hudson, Rock, 1925-1985
Jospe, Erwin
Kahn, Peter M., 1878- [from old catalog]
Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem, 1881-1983
Kohn, Jacob, 1881-1968
Krems, Nathan
Levine, Sid
Lieber, David L.
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Novorr, Jerry
Oppenheim, Lois Hecht
Ostrow, Bel
Ostrow, Jack
Pressman, Jacob
Ray, Eric
Schary, Dore
Schulweis, Harold M.
Seewack, Benjamin
Sonderling, Jacob, 1878-1964
Shub, Louis
Shulman, Julius
Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904-1991
Swig, Benjamin Harrison, 1893-1980
Temianka, Henri
Turner, Justin G.
Vorspan, Max
Wapner, Joseph A.
Warren, Earl, 1891-1974
Wexler, Robert
Wiesel, Ellie, 1928-
Wise, Aaron M.
Wolfson, Ron
Zemach, Benjamin
Zevit, Ziony

Topics

Adult education
Art--Exhibitions.
Camp life
Jewish college students--United States.
Jewish college presidents
Judaism
Philanthropists
Philosophers
Rabbis
Scholars
Universities and colleges.
University campuses
Women.

Genres and Forms of Materials

Aerial photographs
Brochures
Clippings
Invitations
Pamphlets
Photographs
Photograph albums