Register of the Zuckerman (John) Huleh Reclamation Papers, 1948-1989

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Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
University Library, University of the Pacific
Stockton, CA 95211
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Fax: (209) 946-2810
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University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.



Register of the Zuckerman (John) Huleh Reclamation Papers, 1948-1989

Collection number: Mss214

Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections

University Library

University of the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
  • University Library, University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA 95211
  • Phone: (209) 946-2404
  • Fax: (209) 946-2810
  • URL: http://www.pacific.edu/Library/Find/Holt-Atherton-Special-Collections.html
Processed by:
Don Walker
Date Completed:
1994
Encoded by:
Don Walker
© 1998 University of the Pacific. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Zuckerman (John) Huleh Reclamation Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1948-1989
Collection number: Mss214
Creator:
Extent: 0.5 linear ft.
Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
Stockton, CA 95211
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Zuckerman (John) Huleh Reclamation Papers, Mss214, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Access Points

personal name

Hamburg, Samuel (1899-1976)

personal name

Zuckerman, John

subject

Reclamation of land -Israel

subject

Agricultural machinery

subject

Jews -California -San Joaquin County

subject

Israel -Politics and government

subject

Israel -Description and travel

Biography

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.

Scope and Content

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.

CONTAINER LIST

 

BOX 1: ZUCKERMAN PAPERS

 

1.1--Correspondence, Notes, Clippings, etc.: Israel, 1955

 

1.2--Do., 1956

 

1.3--Do., 1957

 

1.4--Do., 1958

 

1.5--Do., 1959

 

1.6--Do., 1961

 

1.7--Do., 1962, 63, 64, 67

 

1.8--S. Ravikovitch. Peat Soils & Soils Rich in Organic Matter in the Huleh Valley, 1948.

 

1.9--ORT [Organization for Rehabilitation Through Training]: A Record of Ten Years Rebuilding Jewish Life, 1956.; U.S. Sugar Corporation. Twenty Fifth Annual Report, 1956.

 

1.10--Articles

 

a-Richard Steven Street. "Valley Pioneer," Calif. Farmer 270:8 (Apr 15, 1989) [Sam Hamburg]

 

b-Article in Hebrew about the Huleh reclamation and its aftermath

 

1.11--Hand-drawn map of the Huleh Swamp, n.d. [ink & colored pencil, pencilled notes; 65 x 49"]

 

1.12--Ten 35 mm color slides of work at the Huleh [marked "duplicate"]

 

1.13--Ten 35 mm color slides of work at the Huleh [numbered "1" through "10" in upper lh]

 

1.14--Ten 35 mm color stereo slides [some w/ numbers, eg. "56 1/2" on back in ink]