Guide to the Deborah Horwitz and Paul Nierman Collection

Finding Aid Authors: Stanley Schwartz and Laurel Schwartz.
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Guide to the Deborah Horwitz and Paul Nierman Collection 1963/2008

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Deborah Horwitz and Paul Nierman Collection
Dates: 1980-2002
Identification: MS-0556
Creator: Horwitz, Deborah and Paul Nierman
Physical Description: 1.25 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: askscua@sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

Spouses, Deborah Horwitz and Paul Nierman are Chicago natives who moved to San Diego and raised two sons in the late 20 th century. Both were extremely active in both the Jewish and philanthropic communities. Nierman was an information technology professional and avid yachtsman. Horwitz was a teacher and community leader. Both served on many civic and Jewish community boards. Nierman and his family manage the Nierman Family Foundation which provides philanthropy to Jewish and secular organizations and projects in the community. Horwitz was active in the American Jewish Committee, where she served as chapter president and held national office. Both were active in the Jewish Federation and Congregation Beth Israel. They moved back to Chicago in 2017.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Topical Term:

Jews--California--San Diego
Jews--California--San Diego--Societies, etc

Administrative Information

Custodial History:

Husband and wife Paul Nierman and Deborah Horwtiz donated this collection to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2015.

Accruals:

2018-023

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Deborah Horwitz and Paul Nierman Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Related Materials:

Adat Ami Synagogue Collection
Rabbi Morton J. Cohn Collection
Lou Dunst Collection
Mark Freeman Papers
Rose Neumann Collection
Elena Saad Collection
Irving Salomon Collection
Tifereth Israel Synagogue Collection
Abbe Wolfsheimer-Stutz Collection

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of material regarding the San Diego Chapter of the American Jewish Committee from the 1980's-2000's and material from the first San Diego Jewish Community Mission to Israel in 1995 when Yitzchak Rabin was assassinated. It also includes personal notes, speeches and clippings from Deborah Horwitz who was president of the San Diego Chapter of the AJC. There is also material on the Nierman Foundation and its philanthropy in San Diego.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

History of the San Digeo Chapter of the American Jewish Committee 1963-1987

Box 1, Folder 2

American Jewish Committee Annual Meeting - Photos 1983

Box 1, Folder 3

American Jewish Committee Newsletters - San Diego Chapter 1984-2000

Box 1, Folder 4

American Jewish Committee Adenauer Trip to Germany - Program and Itinerary June, 1987

Box 1, Folder 5

American Jewish Committee Adenauer Trip to Germany - Background Articles June, 1987

Box 1, Folder 6

American Jewish Committee Adenauer Trip to Germany - Travel Pamphlets June, 1987

Box 1, Folder 7

American Jewish Committee Adenauer Trip to Germany - Speaking Engagements and Articles and Notes June, 1987

Box 1, Folder 8

American Jewish Committee Adenauer Trip to Germany - Personal Notes June, 1987

Box 1, Folder 9

American Jewish Committee Adenauer Trip to Germany - Photos June, 1987

Box 1, Folder 10

American Jewish Committee Adenauer Trip to Germany - Post-trip correspondence June, 1987

Box 1, Folder 11

American Jewish Committee Adenauer Trip to Germany - Program 1989-1990

Box 1, Folder 12

American Jewish Committee - Annual Meetings, Installations, Awards Events, Agendas, Programs, Speeches, Minutes 1988-1997

Box 1, Folder 13

American Jewish Committee - Honorees Union Tribune and Neil Morgan 1988

Box 1, Folder 14

American Jewish Committee - Honorees Ernest Hahn - Invitation, Program, Clippings, Speech, Photos 1989

Box 1, Folder 15

American Jewish Committee - Honorees Jean & Herman Gordon, Norman Hahn, Dewitt Higgs, Deborah Horwitz, Jerry Harris, Anthony Pico, Sisters of Mercy 1990-1999

Box 1, Folder 16

American Jewish Committee - Articles and Press Releases on Egyptian-Israel: Relations 1996-1997

Box 1, Folder 17

American Jewish Committee - Board of Governors Institute Itinerary, Attendees, Photos February, 1998

Box 1, Folder 18

American Jewish Committee - Board of Governors Institute - Personal Notes February, 1998

Box 1, Folder 19

American Jewish Committee - Board of Governors Institute - Speech & Correspondence February - April 1998

Box 1, Folder 20

Newspaper Clippings, American Jewish Committee, Deborah Horwitz, Jewish Topics 1980 - 2001

Box 1, Folder 21

Newspaper Clippings, American Jewish Committee Press Releases 1980 - 2001

Box 1, Folder 22

American Jewish Committee Honorees Alan Bersin, Stephen Baum, Richard Levin 2000-2002

Box 1, Folder 23

American Jewish Committee National Events 1989-2000

Box 1, Folder 24

Deborah Horwitz Honors: Col. Irving Salomon Award, Woman of the Year, AJS President 1987-2002

Box 1, Folder 25

Correspondence to Deborah Horwitz 1988-1991

Box 1, Folder 26

United Jewish Federation First Community Mega Mission Photos (see also Unied Jewish Federation Collection) November, 1995

Box 1, Folder 27

United Jewish Federation Mega Mission, General Information, Rosters, Travel Materials November, 1995

Box 1, Folder 28

United Jewish Federation Mega Mission - Deborah Horwitz - Response to Death of Yitzchak Rabin November, 1995

Box 1, Folder 29

United Jewish Federation Mega Mission - Post Mission Correspondence & Articles, Regarding the Mission and Yitzchak Rabin November 6, 1995 - May 1996

Box 1, Folder 30

MIscellaneous Photos 1989-2008

Box 1, Folder 31

The Nierman Foundation - Philanthropy 1980s- 2002

Box 1, Folder 32

Nierman Challenger Learning Center at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park 1990s

Box 1, Folder 33

American Guild of Jewish Ceremonial Artists - San Diego Chapter 1980s