Guide to the Morris Showel Cottage of Israel Collection

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2010-12-21
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Guide to the Morris Showel Cottage of Israel Collection 1948/1999

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Morris Showel Cottage of Israel Collection
Dates: 1948-1999
Identification: MS-0462
Creator: Showel, Morris
Physical Description: 1.25 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

Biographical Information:

Morris Showel was president of the Cottage of Israel in Balboa Park when it opened in August of 1948, three months after the founding of the state of Israel. The Cottage’s operation was directed by a Board elected at an annual meeting by the general membership. Membership was open to anyone interested in Israel.
The Cottage, now known as the House of Israel, is one of the 29 exposition cottages that make up the House of Pacific Relations located in Balboa Park, San Diego, California. The House of Pacific Relations came into existence in 1935 as an expression of the vision of the late Frank Druggan, following the California Pacific International Exposition of which he was president. Through the House of Pacific Relations, Druggan hoped to promote an exchange of values and understanding among peoples of diverse national and ethnic origins.
At the close of the 1935 Exposition, a group of small buildings were declared superfluous. These structures were leased by the House of Pacific Relations and sub-leased to the various national and ethnic groups. Each group, by displaying in these structures its cultural and ethnic exhibits to the public, and by working with one another to promote their common objectives have been very successful. These groups by working together in a harmonious and friendly atmosphere demonstrate how national entities are making unique contributions and enriching the social pattern of American life.

Access Terms

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

Genre/Form of Material:

Personal Papers
Photographs

Administrative Information

Custodial History:

The materials in this collection were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2000 by Thelma and Al Menaker (JHSSD #1998.01.) It was transferred to the Library and Information Access December 21, 2010.

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, Morris Showel Cottage of Israel Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Scope and Contents

The Morris Showel Cottage of Israel Collection consists of documents from promotional events either hosted by the Cottage of Israel or sponsored by other Jewish organizations in the San Diego area. It includes newspaper articles, photographs, flyers, announcements, displays, and invitations documenting the public relations efforts of the Cottage of Israel in Balboa Park from 1948 to the late 1990s.  Materials are filed chronologically.
The materials in this collection were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2000 by Thelma and Al Menaker (JHSSD #1998.01.) It was transferred to Library and Information Access December 21, 2010.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Inside Cover

Box 1, Folder 2

1948-1951

Box 1, Folder 3

1952

Box 1, Folder 4

1953

Box 1, Folder 5

1954

Box 1, Folder 6

1955

Box 1, Folder 7

1956

Box 1, Folder 8

1957

Box 1, Folder 9

1958

Box 1, Folder 10

1959

Box 1, Folder 11

1960

Box 1, Folder 12

1961

Box 1, Folder 13

1962

Box 1, Folder 14

1963

Box 1, Folder 15

1964

Box 1, Folder 16

1965

Box 1, Folder 17

1966

Box 1, Folder 18

1967

Box 1, Folder 19

1968

Box 1, Folder 20

1969

Box 1, Folder 21

1970

Box 1, Folder 22

1971

Box 1, Folder 23

1972

Box 1, Folder 24

1973

Box 1, Folder 25

1974

Box 1, Folder 26

1975

Box 1, Folder 27

1976

Box 1, Folder 28

1977

Box 1, Folder 29

1978

Box 1, Folder 30

1979

Box 1, Folder 31

1980

Box 1, Folder 32

1981

Box 1, Folder 33

1982

Box 1, Folder 34

1983

Box 1, Folder 35

1984

Box 1, Folder 36

1985

Box 1, Folder 37

1986

Box 1, Folder 38

1987

Box 1, Folder 39

1988

Box 1, Folder 40

1989

Box 1, Folder 41

1990

Box 1, Folder 42

1991

Box 1, Folder 43

1992

Box 1, Folder 44

1993

Box 1, Folder 45

1994

Box 1, Folder 46

1995

Box 1, Folder 47

Minutes 1983-1991

Box 1, Folder 48

Agendas 1990-1991

Box 1, Folder 49

Correspondence 1992

Box 1, Folder 50

Correspondence 1993

Box 1, Folder 51

Correspondence 1994

Box 1, Folder 52

House of Pacific Relations 1991

Box 1, Folder 53

House of Pacific Relations 1991

Box 1, Folder 54

House of Pacific Relations 1992

Box 1, Folder 55

House of Pacific Relations 1993