This collection consists of personal papers, correspondence, and press clippings which document Travis's personal life. It
includes birth records, legal name change documents, and family correspondence with Travis's siblings, parents, and other
extended family members. His profession as a Petroleum Geologist, along with his interest in the formation of the State of
Israel, the Middle East in general, and his interest in anti-Zionism, are well represented. The collection also contains
significant primary documents concerning anti-semitism in general, and in San Diego specifically, with publications of White
Supremacy organizations. The collection is loosely filed chronologically.
Maury Marion Travis was born Moses Marion Kornfeld in West Virginia in 1905 to a large Orthodox Jewish family. He attended
school in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated high school in 1922. He received a BA and Graduate Degree in Geology from Stanford
University and entered the professional field of Petroleum Geology. Travis also served in the USAAF in the Corps of Engineers
from 1929 to 1943.
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