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Finding Aid for the Sally Naiditch recordings of "The Monday Night Class", 1963-1977
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The Monday Night Class was made up of professionals and their spouses who wished to continue their education in the humanities and social sciences. Members of the group included physicians, phychiatrists, dentists, business people and people associated with the entertainment indusctry. The group first formed in the 1950s by Munn Feinberg, and Sally Anais Naiditch had responsibility for the expansion and adminstration of the group from 1963 until the mid-1970s. Lectures were held in the homes of members, usually starting at the Naiditch household in Los Angeles. In addition to organizing the lectures, Sally also recorded the sessions. The collection is made up of an estimated 168 reel-to-reel and cassette tape audio recordings of lectures.
During the 1950s, Munn Feinberg established a weekly intellectual meeting with the aim of furthering education of a group of local physicians, dentists, businessmen, and other professionals in the Los Angeles area. Known informally as "The Monday Night Class," the lectures ranged in topics from American foriegn policy and international affairs to literature and philosophy. From 1963 until the mid 1970s the class was expanded and administrated by Sally Anais Naiditch (1921-2002), who was responsible for seeking out lecturers and often times hosting the class, which moved around to the homes of different members. Naiditch documented this unusual educational opprotunity for accomplished professionals in Los Angeles by audio recording the lectures and discussions using mostly reel-to-reel format.
4.5 linear ft.
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