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Finding Aid for the Joseph Gaer Papers, 1934-1957
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Joseph Gaer Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1934-1957
    Collection number: 379
    Creator: Gaer, Joseph, 1897-
    Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Joseph Gaer (originally Joseph Fishman) (1897-1969) was a lecturer in contemporary literature at UC Berkeley (1930-35), editor-in-chief and chief field supervisor for the Federal Writers Project (1935-39), consultant to the administrator of the Farm Security Administration (1939-41), special assistant to Secretary of the Treasury (1941-43), publicity director of the Political Action Committee for the Congress of Industrial Organizations (1943-45), founder and director of Pamphlet Press (1945-46), and president of Boni & Gaer (later Gaer Associates Publishing Company) (1946-49). He also wrote many books, including The legend called Meryon (1928), and Our Jewish heritage (1957). The collection consists of manuscripts of books written or edited by Joseph Gaer, and includes typescripts with holograph corrections and corrected galley and page proofs.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Joseph Gaer, 1953-58.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Joseph Gaer Papers (Collection 379). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1470466 

    Biography

    Joseph Gaer (originally Joseph Fishman) was born March 16, 1897 in Yedinitz, Russia; came to U.S., 1917; attended colleges in the U.S. and Canada; lecturer in contemporary literature, UC Berkeley, 1930-35; editor-in-chief and chief field supervisor, Federal Writers Project, 1935-39; consultant to administrator of Farm Security Administration, 1939-41; special assistant to Secretary of the Treasury, 1941-43; publicity director of Political Action Committee, Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1943-45; founder and director of Pamphlet Press, 1945-46; president, Boni & Gaer (later Gaer Associates Publishing Company), 1946-49; in 1958 became founder and director of Jewish Heritage Foundation, Beverly Hills; wrote many books, including The legend called Meryon (1928), How the great religions began (1929), and Our Jewish heritage (1957); died December 7, 1969.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts of books written or edited by Joseph Gaer. Includes typescripts with holograph corrections and corrected galley and page proofs.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Modern family Bible (Box 1).
    2. The adventure of Rama, Jack London, The lore of the New Testament (Box 2).
    3. The fables of India, Holidays around the world, Young heroes of the living religions (Box 3).
    4. Holidays around the world (corrected proofs), The wisdom of living religions (Box 4).
    5. Our Jewish heritage (Box 5).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Gaer, Joseph, 1897- --Archives.
    Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources.
    Jewish authors--20th century--Archival resources.
    Manuscripts for publication.