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Register of the Zuckerman (John) Huleh Reclamation Papers, 1948-1989
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Description
Zuckerman's papers consist chiefly of correspondence with Hamburg, Israeli government officials, and U.S. farming and equipment experts. The papers also contain reports, color slides, and a large map of the Huleh.
Background
John Zuckerman is an agribusinessman operating thousands of acres of reclaimed farm lands in the San Joaquin River Delta region of California. His family has farmed asparagus, beans, corn, onions, potatoes and other row crops in this area since the 19th century. In 1955 the Israeli government invited Zuckerman to visit Israel as advisor on a project to reclaim the 15,000 Huleh Marsh just north of the Sea of Galilee. That year Zuckerman and his friend, Sam Hamburg, inspected the Huleh and advised the Israeli government on reclamation equipment purchases and farming techniques.
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Collection is open for research.