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Guide to the Dr. Seymour Okmin Collection
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Biographical Information:
  • Access Terms
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents

  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Dr. Seymour Okmin Collection
    Dates: 1965-1985
    Identification: MS-0422
    Creator: Okmin, Seymour
    Physical Description: 1.50 linear ft
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791
    Other Information:
    Since 2007, the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego has transferred numerous collections to Special Collections and University Archives. Additional Jewish Historical Society tranfers may be found at http://scua2.sdsu.edu/archon/index.php?p=core/search&q=%22jewish+historical+society+of+san+diego%22&content=1

    Biographical Information:

    Dr. Seymour Okmin was a dentist and an avid photographer. He was an active member of the B'nai B'rith Henry Weinberger Lodge, which merged with the Edward Breitbard Lodge to become the B'nai B'rith Weinberger Breitbard Lodge.

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Corporate Name:

    Independent Order of B’nai B’rith

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Personal Papers

    Administrative Information

    Custodial History:

    The materials in this collection were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2000 by Dr. Seymour Okmin (JHSSD #2000.02.) It was transferred to the Library and Information Access November 5, 2009.



    Conditions Governing Use:

    The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation:

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, Dr. Seymour Okmin Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

    Related Materials:

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    Ralph Berman and Roberta Wagner Collection
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    Paul Schraer Collection
    Myron Shelley San Diego Hebrew Home for the Aged Collection
    Henry and Idelle Weissenberg Collection
    Information about related materials is available at http://scua2.sdsu.edu/archon/index.php?p=core/search&subjectid=1127

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists primarily of photographs and negatives, most of which were taken by Dr. Okmin.  A large photographic scrapbook and album are also included, in addition to newspaper articles, correspondence, newsletters, and materials pertaining to lodge business.
    The materials in this collection were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2000 by Dr. Seymour Okmin (JHSSD #2000.02.) It was transferred to the Library and Information Access November 5, 2009.