The collection consists of personal papers and correspondence; organizational records from the League of Voters for Equal
Rights (LOVER), ONE Institute, and the Institute for the Study of Human Resources (ISHR); and acting-related materials created
and/or collected by Jesse Jacobs, 1942-1998. Jacobs was a longtime character actor in theater and television, influential
early member of Beth Chayim Chadashim (BCC), a president of LOVER and ONE Incorporated, and a board member for ONE Institute
Jesse Jacobs was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1922 and grew up in Brooklyn. He studied speech therapy at Brooklyn College,
when during his senior year in 1943, he was drafted in the army. After the war's end, Jacobs pursued an acting career, working
as Oscar Brand's assistant, teaching drama at the New Jersey College for Women, and joining the Men's Acting Company at Vassar.
In 1952 with funding from the GI Bill, Jacobs earned a master's degree in drama at Columbia University. Across the 1950s Jacobs
had minor roles in numerous New York theater productions, before moving to California in 1960 where he worked as a character
actor in television.
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