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Series 1. Judah L. Magnes Museum 1912-2010 1960-2010

Physical Description: Cartons 1-8; Carton 9, folders 1-20; Carton 13, folders 1-7; Oversize folder 1

Arrangement

Arranged into six subseries: administrative files, board of directors records, program files, Western Jewish History Center files, Commission for the Preservation of Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries and Landmarks files, and research files.

Scope and Contents

Contains material relating to and generated by Fromer's directorship of the Judah L. Magnes Museum, including the Western Jewish History Center and the Commission for the Preservation of Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries and Landmarks.
 

Subseries 1.1. Administrative files 1960-2010

Physical Description: Cartons 1-2; Carton 3, folders 1-31; Carton 13, folders 1-3; Oversize folder 1

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically within topics.

Scope and Contents

Contains the administrative files of the Magnes Museum, including acquisitions and financial records, correspondence, strategic plans and bylaws, and museum renovation and restructuring.
 

Acquisitions and donations

carton 1, folder 1

Gifts and donations- deeds and correspondence 1973-2009

carton 1, folder 2

Donors files: Rosenblatt, Albert H. 1966-1969

carton 1, folder 3

Donor files: Meyer, Ernst 1967

carton 1, folder 4

Donor files: Seidel, Toscha 1971

carton 1, folder 5

Donor files: Kohs, Ellis B. 1997

carton 1, folder 6

Donor files: Honig, Lorraine and Victor 2005

carton 1, folder 7

Potential acquisitions: Altschuler, Evi (seller) 2004

carton 1, folders 8-9

Acquisitions correspondence 1960-1967

carton 1, folder 10

Acquisitions correspondence circa 1976-2003

carton 1, folders 11-12

Acquisitions receipts circa 1970-2007

carton 1, folder 13

Acquisitions: Zakheim monument 1968-1974

carton 1, folder 14

Acquisitions: Cochin, India 1968-1970

carton 1, folder 15

Acquisitions: Egpyt (Cairo), India (Cochin), Israel 1969-1978

carton 1, folder 16

Acquisitions: Cairo, Egypt 1972

carton 1, folder 17

Acquisitions: Egpyt (Cairo), India (Cochin) 1974

carton 1, folder 18

Acquisitions: Cochin, India correspondence 1974-1977

carton 1, folder 19

Acquisitions logs circa 1972

carton 1, folders 20-21

Acquisitions: Bodenheimer collection 1975-1978

carton 1, folder 22

Acquisitions: Reicher collection 1976

Carton 13, Folder 1

Acquisitions: Ketubot 1983

carton 1, folder 23

Acquisitions: Krasnow, Peter (artist) 1985

carton 1, folder 24

Acquisitions: Wolpert, Ludwig 1996

carton 1, folder 25

Acquisitions: Inquisition documents 1998-1999

carton 1, folder 26

Acquisitions: Arthur Feldman Gallery (seller) 2003

carton 1, folder 27

Acquisitions: Fehl, Phillip (artist) 2004

carton 1, folder 28

Acquisitions: Portrait of Rosalie Koenigswerther 2004

carton 1, folder 29

Acquisitions: Schwadel, Paul (seller) 2005-2006

carton 1, folder 30

Acquisitions: Homer, Winslow 2008

carton 1, folder 31

Museum acquisitions and consignments 1997-2001

carton 1, folder 32

Sale of Lesser Uri and Meidner to Jewish Museum, Berlin 2001-2003

carton 1, folder 33

Sale to David Prosser 2004

carton 1, folders 34-45

Correspondence 1962-1978

carton 2, folders 1-41

Correspondence 1979-2009

carton 2, folder 42

Correspondence undated

Carton 2, Folder 43

Correspondence: American Jewish Historical Society 1978-1980

carton 3, folder 1

Correspondence: Blackman, Julius (Hebrew Free Loan Society) 1972-2006

carton 3, folder 2

Correspondence: Jerusalmi, Isaac (Hebrew Union College) 1995

carton 3, folder 3

Correspondence: Schakow, Charna (Docent Coordinator) 2007-2008

carton 3, folder 4

Correspondence: Stavroulakis, Nimoy (Jewish Museum of Greece) 1978-1982

Carton 13, Folder 2

Correspondence: Von der Heydt, Vernon W. 1994-1995

 

Financial files

carton 3, folder 5

Museum expenses 1975-1976

carton 3, folder 6

Museum budgets 1977-1980

carton 3, folder 7

NEH Challenge Grants 1977-1982

carton 3, folder 8

Museum budgets 1980-1982

carton 3, folder 9

Budget allocation narrative 1981-1982

carton 3, folder 10

Museum expenses 1981-1983

carton 3, folder 11

Estate settlements, Magnes as beneficiary 1982-1983

carton 3, folder 12

Museum budgets and exhibits 1982-1984

carton 3, folder 13

Museum budgets 1991, 1996-1997

carton 3, folder 14

Museum budgets 1998-1999

carton 3, folder 15

Finance planning assessment 1999

carton 3, folder 16

Museum budgets 2003-2004

carton 3, folder 17

Rabbi Morris Goldstein Library circa 1966

oversize_folder 1

Development proposal for Magnes Museum (UC Berkeley Architecture 207 class portfolio, prof. Sami Hassid) 1973

carton 3, folder 18

Proposals and strategic planning circa 1977-2002

carton 3, folder 19

Sculpture contract: Phoenix Group West 1978

carton 3, folder 20

Museum construction 1979-1981

Carton 13, Folder 3

Architectural drawings 1981

oversize_folder 1

Magnes architectural drawings undated

carton 3, folder 21

Magnes bylaws 1982

carton 3, folder 22

Museum gift shop construction bids 1983

carton 3, folder 23

Consolidation with SF Jewish Museum, assessment report 1987

carton 3, folder 24

Magnes merger and accreditation 1990, 1997, 2001

carton 3, folder 25

Museum job report 1992

carton 3, folder 26

Museum renovation 1994-1997

carton 3, folder 27

Relocation announcement and research 1996-2004

carton 3, folder 28

Mission statement, accreditation 1997-1998

carton 3, folder 29

Museum merger 2001-2002

carton 3, folder 30

Strategic plan 2002-2003

carton 3, folder 31

Strategic plan 2010

 

Subseries 1.2. Board of Directors records 1968-2002

Physical Description: Carton 3, folders 32-39; Carton 4, folders 1-9

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Contains meeting minutes and correspondence from the board of directors.
carton 3, folder 32

Board meetings 1968-1969, 1972-1973

carton 3, folder 33

Board meetings 1974-1976

carton 3, folders 34-38

Board meetings 1978-1981

carton 3, folder 39

Planning and meetings 1982

carton 4, folders 1-4

Board meetings 1982-1984

carton 4, folder 5

Board meetings 1990

carton 4, folder 6

Board meetings 1993-1996

carton 4, folder 7

Board meetings 1995

carton 4, folder 8

Board meetings 1996-1997

carton 4, folder 9

Board meetings 1998, 2002

 

Subseries 1.3. Program files 1950s-2009

Physical Description: Carton 4, folders 10-47; Carton 5; Carton 6, folders 1-9; Carton 13, folder 4; Oversize folder 1

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically within topic.

Scope and Contents

Contains the program files of the Magnes Museum, including exhibit files, museum programs and events, proposals, publication files, publicity and press, and general museum documents.
 

Exhibits

carton 4, folder 10

Exhibit list, 1962-1983 1983

carton 4, folder 11

Yemeni Costume 1981-1982

carton 4, folder 12

Traditional Costume of the Holy Land 1981

carton 4, folder 13

Jews of Greece 1981-1982

carton 4, folder 14

Hana Geber 1982

carton 4, folder 15

Kafka/ Prague 1982

carton 4, folder 16

Charlotte Salomon 1983-1984

carton 4, folder 17

Ben Zion: A Tradition of Independence (booklet) 1986

carton 4, folder 18

American Sephardic Synagogues (proposal) 1987

carton 4, folders 19-20

Turkish Jews/ Embellished Lives 1988-1992

carton 4, folder 21

The Legacy of Boris Deutsch 1992

carton 4, folder 22

Travelling exhibits 1992-1994

oversize_folder 1

Faith and Survival: Ethiopian Jewish Life, 1983-1992 (poster) 1993

carton 4, folder 23

Jewish Pictorial Carpets 1997-1998

carton 4, folder 24

Jewish Life in the American West 2001-2002

carton 4, folder 25

Sephardic Greece circa 2002

carton 4, folder 26

Kaleidoscope 2003

carton 4, folder 27

Spice exhibit proposal 2004

carton 4, folder 28

Acting Out: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore 2005

Carton 13, Folder 4

Houses and Housings: Portability in Jewish Faith and Culture (catalog) 2005

carton 4, folder 29

Exhibit files, general circa 1974-2008

carton 4, folder 30

Exhibit brochures 1971-2007

carton 4, folder 31

Exhibit booklets 1969-1993

 

Programs and events

carton 4, folder 32

Magnes archival research by Joseph Rosenbloom 1962

carton 4, folder 33

Oral history project 1966

carton 4, folder 34

Jewish Film Festival, New Jewish Media Project 1972-1994

carton 4, folders 35-37

Cultural Exchange Fellowship Program to Israel for California state legislators 1976-1981

carton 4, folder 38

Magnes rug auction 1978

carton 4, folder 39

Symposium: "On the Life and Legacy of Judah L. Magnes" 1982

carton 4, folders 40-41

Jewish Experience in China and the Far East 1983-1998

carton 4, folder 42

Docent program circa 1985-2006

carton 4, folder 43

Iwo Jima cemetery dedication 1995

carton 4, folder 44

Fromer retirement event 1997-1998

carton 4, folder 45

Lecture: Yehudit Shendar, "Picture Power" 1998

carton 4, folder 46

Center for Jewish Studies, Nanjing University 2005

 

Proposals

carton 4, folder 47

Jewish Poster Collection proposal for International Poster Museum 1972-1976

carton 5, folder 1

Bay Area Fund for Arts and Letters 1976-1977

carton 5, folder 2

Institute of Sephardic Studies 1978

carton 5, folder 3

Registry of Jewish Ceremonial Objects 1980

carton 5, folder 4

Traveling Exhibits service 1987-1991

carton 5, folder 5

Summer Arts Program 1994

carton 5, folder 6

Center for the Advancement of Jewish, Arab, and Muslim Relations undated

carton 5, folder 7

Consulting: Weinberger Museum of Jewish Culture 1995

carton 5, folder 8

Consulting: Jewish Museum Berlin 2000-2004

carton 5, folder 9

Consulting: "The Unseen One" interfaith video by Lynn Feinerman 2004

carton 5, folder 10

Consulting: Jews of the Fillmore 2009

carton 5, folder 11

California Association of Museums 1980-1982

carton 5, folder 49

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council 1981

carton 5, folder 12

Council of American Jewish Museums, Washington D.C. meeting 1982

carton 5, folder 13

Council of American Jewish Museums 1994-1998

carton 5, folder 14

General museum documents circa 1970-2005

 

Publications

carton 5, folder 15

Ghetto of Warsaw (Stefan Mrozewsky) 1966

carton 5, folder 16

How Was It Possible? (Ludwig Rosenthal) 1970

carton 5, folder 17

Max Helfman: A Biographical Sketch (Philip Moddel) 1972-1974

carton 5, folder 18

Free to choose: The making of a Jewish community in the American West (Fred Rosenbaum) 1974-1977

carton 5, folder 19

Judah L. Magnes, Pioneer and Prophet of Two Continents: A Pictorial Biography (David Biale) 1977

carton 5, folder 20

The Haas Sisters of Franklin Street: A Look Back with Love (F. Rothman) 1978-1981

carton 5, folder 21

Architects of Reform: Congregation and Community Leadership, Emanu-El of San Francisco, 1849-1980 (Fred Rosenbaum) 1980

carton 5, folders 22-24

Dissenter in Zion : from the writings of Judah L. Magnes (Arthur A. Goren) 1982

carton 5, folder 25

Catalog of Ornamented Bags by Ruth Eis 1983

carton 5, folder 26

In Defense of the Survivors: The Letters and Documents of Oscar A. Mintzer, AJDC legal advisor, Germany, 1945-1946 (Arthur Goren) 1993-1999

carton 5, folder 27

Fringe of the Diaspora: The Jews of Wyoming (Penny Wolin) 1995-1998

carton 5, folder 28

Bittersweet Legacy: Creative Responses to the Holocaust (ed. Cynthia Brody) 1997

carton 5, folders 29-30

A Letter to My Children (Abraham Klausner) 2001

carton 5, folder 31

Jews of the Gold Rush (proposal) 2008

carton 5, folder 32

Isaac Babel Short Stories (ill. Michael Iofin) 1999-2001

carton 5, folder 33

A Crown for a King: Studies in Jewish Art, History, and Archaeology in Memory of Stephen S. Kayser 2000

carton 5, folder 34

Manuscripts: Berg, Robert 2002, 2006

carton 5, folder 35

Manuscript: Bergas, Hannah memoir 1989

carton 5, folder 36

Manuscript: Borowsky, Bertel Kugelman- "My Story" 1994

carton 5, folder 37

Manuscript: Brechin, Gray- "Conserving the Race" 1994

carton 5, folder 38

Manuscript: Donig, Deborah- "Lyndon Johnson and Operation Texas" 2009

carton 5, folder 39

Manuscript: Feinerman, Lynn- "A Leap of Faith" (screenplay) circa 1985

carton 5, folder 40

Manuscript: Fromer, Rebecca Cahmi memoir undated

carton 5, folder 41

Manuscript: Frumberg, Irv- "A Taste of Life" 2005

carton 5, folder 42

Manuscript: Glaser, Agathe memoir 2000

carton 5, folder 43

Manuscript: Greenwood, Ernest- "Adventures of a Journeyman Tailor" 1997

carton 5, folder 44

Manuscript: Heyman, Hartwig circa 1982

carton 5, folder 45

Manuscript: Meyers, Odette 2001

carton 5, folder 46

Manuscript: Rinaldi, Matthew- "The Disturbing Case of Feodor Feodorenko" 1978

carton 5, folder 47

Manuscript: Sterberger, Marcel and Ilse- "The Curse" undated

carton 5, folder 48

Manuscript: Sternberger, Ilse- "Conversation with Diego Rivera" undated

 

Publicity and press

carton 6, folders 1-3

Mailers, programs, press circa 1962-2008

carton 6, folder 4

Museum newsletters 1968-2001

carton 6, folder 5

Publicity scrapbook 1962-1969

carton 6, folders 6-8

Press clippings 1950s-2006

carton 6, folder 9

Jerusalmi, Isaac- "The Constitution of the Burial Society of the Bucharest Sephardic Community" (featuring Magnes holding) 2005

 

Subseries 1.4. Western Jewish History Center 1965-2002

Physical Description: Carton 6, folders 10-30

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically within topic.

Scope and Contents

Contains the meeting minutes, correspondence, and program documents of the Western Jewish History Center.
carton 6, folder 10

Board meetings 1966-1968

carton 6, folder 11

Western Research Fund 1966-1977

carton 6, folder 12

Advisory Committee meetings 1965, 1969-1971

carton 6, folders 13-20

Advisory Committee meetings 1974-1985

carton 6, folder 21

Advisory Committee meetings 1987, 1991-1998

carton 6, folders 22-25

Correspondence 1974-1979

carton 6, folder 26

Correspondence 1986, 2002

carton 6, folder 27

Catalog 1976

carton 6, folders 28-29

Seymour Fromer oral history at WJHC 1981

carton 6, folder 30

Miscellaneous circa 1983-1993

 

Subseries 1.5. Commission for the Preservation of Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries and Landmarks 1961-2009

Physical Description: Carton 6, folders 31-36; Carton 7; Carton 13, folders 5-6

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically within topic.

Scope and Contents

Contains the meeting minutes, correspondence, and working files of the Cemeteries Commission, as well as research for various pioneer cemeteries.
carton 6, folder 31

Meetings and correspondence 1961-1973

carton 6, folder 32

Meetings 1997

carton 6, folder 33

Meetings 2000

carton 6, folders 34-36

Meetings and correspondence 2002-2004

carton 7, folders 1-5

Meetings 2005-2009

carton 7, folder 6

Correspondence 1978-1983

carton 7, folder 7

Correspondence 1993-1995

carton 7, folder 8

Correspondence 1997-2002

carton 7, folders 9-14

Correspondence 2005-2009

carton 7, folder 15

Carson City 2009

carton 7, folder 16

Folsom circa 2005

carton 7, folder 17

Jackson- B'nai Israel historic bylaws research circa 1988

carton 7, folders 18-22

Marysville 1994-2008

carton 7, folder 23

Placerville 2003-2005

carton 7, folder 24

Nevada City circa 2000-2001

carton 7, folders 25-26

Sonora circa 1974-2005

carton 7, folder 27

Ava Kahn- teacher's guide consulting 2008

carton 7, folder 28

Jewish Buildings and Cemeteries- A Guide to Visual Resources 1982

carton 7, folder 29

Mailers and pamphlets undated

carton 7, folder 30

Finances 1965-1983

Carton 13, Folder 5

Magnes Trust Agreement drafts 1963

Carton 13, Folder 6

Cemetery deeds and settlements circa 1995-2002

carton 7, folder 31

Miscellaneous circa 1981-2007

 

Subseries 1.6. Research files 1912-2009 1960-2009

Physical Description: Carton 8; Carton 9, folders 1-20; Carton 13, folder 7

Arrangement

Artist files arranged alphabetically by artist surname. Subject files arranged by topic, in a roughly chronological order.

Scope and Contents

Contains Fromer's research files, including artist files, articles, programs and exhibit material from other Jewish institutions, newsletters, museum guidelines, travel material, catalogs, and miscellaneous cultural material.
 

Artist files

carton 8, folder 1

Alt, Ellen 1992

carton 8, folder 2

Barber, Allen 1991

carton 8, folder 3

Barnea, Aviva 1971

carton 8, folder 4

Benton, Suzanne 1979

carton 8, folder 5

Blitt, Rita 2009

carton 8, folder 6

Boussidan, Ya'akov 1999

carton 8, folder 7

Blumenthal, Paul 1997

carton 8, folders 8-9

Boynton, Ray and Beryl 1982

carton 8, folder 10

Brauer, Arik circa 1982

carton 8, folder 11

Carl, Joan 1991

carton 8, folder 12

Cohen, Robi circa 2006

carton 8, folders 13-14

Cornin, John undated

carton 8, folder 15

Friedensohn, Elias 2003

carton 8, folder 16

Hendel, Meta circa 1935-1960

carton 8, folder 17

Kalinsky, George 2002

carton 8, folder 18

Lefkowitz, Carol 1996

carton 8, folder 19

Lilienfeld, Rosy 2004

carton 8, folder 20

Nankin, Harry 1999

carton 8, folder 21

Newman, Andrew (Bela Barsony) 1991

carton 8, folder 22

Pincas, Abraham 1988

carton 8, folder 23

Rose, David 2004

carton 8, folder 24

Walker, Shoshanna 1978-1979

carton 8, folder 25

Wohl, Laurie circa 1991

carton 8, folder 26

Potential acquisitions 1965-2005

carton 8, folder 27

Potential acquisitions- Bloch, Carl 2003

carton 8, folder 28

Potential acquisitions- Gottlieb, Maurycy circa 1987

carton 8, folder 29

Potential acquisitions- Soshana 2003

carton 8, folder 30

Potential acquisitions- Stauffenberg 2008

carton 8, folder 31

Research- Wachtel, William undated

 

Subject files

carton 8, folders 32-35

Programs and exhibits- other institutions 1972-2005

carton 8, Folder 36

Yeshiva University Museum- Purim programs 1979

carton 8, Folder 37

Articles (1 of 2) circa 1968-2004

carton 9, folder 1

Articles (2 of 2) circa 1968-2004

carton 9, folder 2

Newsletters and announcements- other institutions circa 1957-2004

carton 9, folder 3

Museum guidelines and collection resources 1976-1994

carton 9, folder 4

Jewish Studies Microfiche Project 1976-1977

carton 9, folder 5

David Lubin circa 1973

carton 9, folders 6-7

Arts and Crafts silver 1977-1991

carton 9, folder 8

Precious Legacy: Judaic Treasures from the Czechoslovak State Collections 1982-1983

carton 9, folder 9

Holocaust Memorial Cantata 1987

carton 9, folder 10

Synagogue of Tomar (Portugal) 1988

carton 9, folder 11

Mira Zussman (writing) 1989-1991

carton 9, folder 12

Abramck Koplowicz 1994

carton 9, folder 13

Travel to London 1994

carton 9, folder 14

Travel to Girona, Spain circa 1994

carton 9, folder 15

Jewish Archives in Europe 1998-1999

carton 9, folders 16-19

Miscellaneous documents circa 1933-2008

Carton 9, Folder 20

Postcards 1912-1990

Carton 13, Folder 7

Catalogs- Israeli and Ghetto Fighters' House Museum 1978, undated

 

Series 2. Jewish Agencies and Organizations 1954-2009

Physical Description: Carton 9, folders 21-31; Carton 10; Carton 13, folders 8-12; Oversize folder 1

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by organization.

Scope and Contents

Contains material relating to Fromer's participation in various Jewish educational and community organizations, such as the Agency for Jewish Education, the American Association for Jewish Education (including performances organized by its Festival of Faith and Freedom Committee), the Jewish Education Council, B’nai B’rith, the Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay, and various other societies and institutions. Included are correspondence, minutes, and program material.
carton 9, folders 21-22

American Agency for Jewish Education- minutes 1954-1955

Carton 13, Folder 9

American Association for Jewish Education, Distinguished Service Award 1959

carton 9, folder 23

American Association for Jewish Education, Hebrew Educators' Seminar to Israel 1961

carton 9, folder 24

Jewish Education Council- correspondence and program documents 1954-1959

carton 9, folder 25

Jewish Education Council- cultural programs 1955-1960

carton 9, folder 26

Jewish Education Council- correspondence 1961

carton 9, folder 27

Jewish Education Council- program documents 1960-1977

carton 9, folder 28

Jewish Education Council- correspondence and program documents 1971-1979

carton 9, folder 29

Jewish Education Council- correspondence and program documents 1981-1982

carton 9, folder 30

Agency for Jewish Education- correspondence and board meetings 1983-1984

carton 9, folder 31

Jewish education research: "Exploring Jewish Symbols" Teacber's Kit (Yeshiva University Museum) 1980

carton 10, folder 1

Jewish education research: "Death and the Jewish Way of Life" Curriculum Guide (Baltimore Board of Jewish Education) 1980

carton 10, folder 2

Jewish education, miscellaneous circa 1960-1979

oversize_folder 1

Multi- Interest Day (M.I.D.) Jewish education program, Service Award certificate 1984

carton 10, folder 3

Oakland Jewish Community Center- sculptures circa 1960, 2003

carton 10, folder 4

Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center- Jewish Learning Center 2000

carton 10, folder 5

Jewish Television Network circa 1981

carton 10, folder 6

B'nai B'rith 1961-1998

oversize_folder 1

B'nai B'rith, Akiba Award certificate 1974

carton 10, folder 7

Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay 1964-1994

carton 10, folder 8

Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay- Task Force on Jewish Education 1982

carton 10, folder 9

Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay 1994

carton 10, folder 10

Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay- Jewish Open Studios Committee 1999

carton 13, folder 10

Jewish Community Federation, Distinguished Service Award: Executive of the Year (plaque) 1997

carton 10, folder 11

Jewish Community Federation- Israel @ 60 Mission 2008

carton 10, folder 12

Jewish Federation- Fromer Scholarship Fund 1984-1988

carton 10, folder 13

Jewish Federation- Fromer Scholarship Fund 1991

carton 10, folders 14-18

Jewish Federation- Fromer Scholarship Fund 1999-2008

carton 10, folders 19-20

Oakland Theater League- "The Pleasure of His Company" 1960-1961

carton 10, folders 21-33

Festival of Faith and Freedom Committee (American Association of Jewish Education): "David" by Darius Milhaud at Hollywood Bowl 1955-1961

Scope and Contents

Files contain guest lists, solicitations, working files of the Women's Committee, budgets, general correspondence, correspondence with Darius Milhaud, a letter from actor Gregory Peck, an autographed script from Darius Milhaud, and ephemera such as concert programs and stationery.
Carton 13, Folder 8

Festival of Faith and Freedom (American Association of Jewish Education): "David" by Darius Milhaud- vocal score 1954

carton 10, folder 34

Festival of Faith and Freedom Committee (American Association of Jewish Education): "Nabucco" 1960-1961

carton 10, folder 35

Festival of Faith and Freedom Committee (American Association of Jewish Education): "Moses" 1965

carton 10, folders 36-41

Arthur Szyk Society- minutes, correspondence, and program material 2000-2009

carton 10, folder 42

Arthur Szyk Society- newsletters and pamphlets 1998-2009

carton 10, folders 43-45

LACIS Museum 2005-2008

carton 10, folder 46

Lehrhaus Judaica 1983, 1985

oversize_folder 1

American Jewish Historical Society, Torchbearer Award certificate 1995

carton 13, folder 11

Lifetime Achievement Award, Council of American Jewish Museums (plaque) 1998

carton 13, folder 12

American Israel Numismatic Association Award (plaque) undated

 

Series 3. Personal papers 1918-2009

Physical Description: Carton 11; Carton 13, folder 13; Oversize folder 1

Arrangement

Correspondence listed first in chronological order. Other material arranged in chronological order.

Scope and Contents

Contains Fromer's personalia, including correspondence, early notes and writing, family documents, business material, and ephemera.
carton 11, folders 1-5

Correspondence 1951-2009

carton 11, folder 6

Correspondence with JonDavid Bachrach 1968-1976

carton 11, folders 7-8

'Get Well' cards and correspondence 1978

carton 11, folder 9

Correspondence with Charles Gray Fine Arts 2002-2007

carton 11, folder 10

Correspondence undated

carton 11, folder 11

Childhood notebook and Bronx Boy Scouts program 1931, 1936

carton 11, folder 12

Yearbook, Stuyvestant High School 1941

carton 11, folders 13-16

Early notes circa 1945-1951

Carton 13, Folder 13

Order of E. Clampus Vitus membership certificate 1963

carton 11, folder 17

Passports 1950, 1968-1979

carton 11, folder 18

Biographical information 1957-1981

carton 11, folders 19-20

Notes for speeches circa 1990s

carton 11, folder 21

Untitled notes undated

carton 11, folder 22

Personal and family documents 1918-2005

carton 11, folder 23

Publications, speeches, and publicity 1958-1994

oversize_folder 1

Jewish National Fund, "Freedom Forest: In Memory of Sara Ann Fromer, Ten Trees Planted in Israel by Jewish Welfare Federation of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties", certificate 1960

carton 11, folder 24

Manuscript: "Jewish Education in the Colonial Period" 1967

oversize_folder 1

Magnes Museum, Certificate of Appreciation 1982

carton 11, folder 25

Manuscript drafts: "Role of the Jewish Museum" 1994-1997

carton 11, folder 26

Rebecca Fromer poetry and correspondence 2002, 2008-2009

carton 11, folder 27

Berkeley Townhouse Corporation 1983-1984, 1994, 2001-2002

carton 11, folders 28-29

Berkeley Townhouse Corporation 2006-2009

carton 11, folder 30

The Muse (furniture gallery) 1972

carton 11, folder 31

D.J. Puffert consignment claims 1993

Carton 11, Folder 32

Miscellaneous documents circa 1979, 2006

 

Series 4. Photographs circa 1919-2008

Physical Description: Carton 12

Arrangement

Arranged in a rough chronological order. Similar subjects grouped together.

Scope and Contents

Includes personal and family photographs, event photographs for various Jewish agencies, Magnes photographs and images of potential acquisitions, travel photographs, photographs for the Cemeteries Commission, and various untitled events.
carton 12, folder 1

Family photographs circa 1919

carton 12, folders 2-3

Photographs of Seymour Fromer circa 1923-2008

carton 12, folder 4

American Association of Jewish Education, Festival of Faith and Freedom: "David" 1955-1956

box 1

American Association of Jewish Education, Festival of Faith and Freedom: "David" (negatives) 1955-1956

Conditions Governing Access

NEGATIVES RESTRICTED. Available for use by appointment only.
carton 12, folder 5

Agency for Jewish Education circa 1953-1970

carton 12, folder 6

Jewish Welfare Federation circa 1958

carton 12, folder 7

Jewish Education Council circa 1966-1978

carton 12, folder 8

Magnes Museum 1963, 1982

carton 12, folder 9

Magnes events and exhibit (30 by 15) circa 1979

carton 12, folder 10

Magnes photographs undated

carton 12, folder 11

Museum displays undated

carton 12, folder 12

Travel, May 1975 1975

carton 12, folder 13

Cochin (India) 1978

carton 12, folder 14

Alicante, Madrid, Toledo (Spain) 1978

carton 12, folder 15

Southern Tunisia 1979

carton 12, folder 16

Europe, Bosnia, Germany undated

carton 12, folder 17

Ben Asher 1972

carton 12, folder 18

Artwork and potential acquisitions 1972-1978

carton 12, folder 19

Potential acquisitions circa 1995

carton 12, folders 20-23

Potential acquisitions undated

carton 12, folder 24

Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries: Marysville 2005, 2008

carton 12, folder 25

Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries: Placerville, Mokelumne Hill, Jackson 1964, 2005

carton 12, folder 26

Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries: Sonora 2005

carton 12, folder 27

Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries: unknown undated

carton 12, folder 28

Various event photographs 1980, 1987-1997

carton 12, folder 29

"3-9-92" 1992

carton 12, folder 30

"5-24-99" 1999

carton 12, folder 31

Uknown events undated

carton 12, folder 32

Miscellaneous photographs circa 1951-2006

Carton 12, Folder 33

Unknown photographs (deteriorating) undated

 

Series 5. Audio 1995, undated

Physical Description: Carton 13, folders 14-16

Scope and Contents

Contains various recordings of interviews and music.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Special equipment or further processing may be required to access this material. Please contact the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Carton 13, Folder 14

Untitled recording undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

1 reel of 1/4 inch magnetic tape
Carton 13, Folder 15

"Tamar" opera by Marc Lavry, Act I undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

1 reel of 1/4 inch magnetic tape
Carton 13, Folder 16

"WFAS AM 'From a Jewish Point of View', Rabbi Wm. Herskowitz" (1995); "Hartman, Thurs. AM"; "Hartman, Thurs. PM" 1995, undated

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

3 compact audio cassettes