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Guide to the Earl Warren Institute of Ethics and Human Relations Records, Academic Departments and Schools, American Jewish University Archives (Institutional Records)
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Box 15, folder 11-19

Subseries: 5.6:
Earl Warren Institute of Ethics and Human Relations 1961-1985
Archival Materials
Photographs of Chief Justice Earl Warren

Physical Description: 8 Folders (Box 15)

Scope and Content Note

The records in this series contain materials related to the Earl Warren Institute of Ethics and Human Relations. Subseries include the Radio-Television Department, Public Lectures and Events, and the Earl Warren Chair in Law and Ethics.

Biography/Organization History

Historical Note: The Earl Warren Institute was established in 1961, with the announcement made at the Independence Day dinner on July 4, 1961. It was named in honor of Chief Justice Earl Warren, who was the recipient of the University's first honorary degree in 1951. The institute's aim was to "examine the interaction between law and ethics and human relations". The Institute awarded the Earl Warren Medal to individuals such as William J. Brennan, Jr., Wayne Morse, Benjamin Swig, Samuel Dash, Shirley Hufstedler, and Eugene Rostow. The Institute also produced television programs, such as Ethics, Insight, The Young Look, Interfaith Dialogues, Devotionals, Shevuot-Festival of Weeks, The Days of Awe, The Seder of Passover, Commitment and radio programs such as Music of the Bible, University of Judaism Specials, Biblical Insights, Interfaith Dialogues, Spirit of Today, and Insights into the Contemporary Scene. The Institute also held Luncheon Seminars from 1970-1983 and additional seminars took place in 1985-1987. The Warren Institute was transferred to the University's Department of Continuing Education (DCE) in the late 70s.
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15, folder 11-14

1.  Radio-Television Department 1961-1985

Physical Location: Related Materials: For film recordings of Insight, Commitment, and other Television and Radio recordings, please contact the Archive regarding our Audio-Visual Archive (http://callimachus.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15008coll10)

Biography/Organization History

Historical Note: The Radio and Television Department produced television programs, such as Ethics, Insight, The Young Look, Interfaith Dialogues, Devotionals, Shevuot-Festival of Weeks, The Days of Awe, The Seder of Passover, Commitment, and radio programs such as Music of the Bible, University of Judaism Specials, Biblical Insights, Interfaith Dialogues, Spirit of Today, and Insights into the Contemporary Scene. Starting with Saul Rubin and his assistants, Louis Rudolph and Francine Parker, the University became interested in television. The University produced Insight, which included many Hollywood writers, actors and directors. This continued with additional shows, such as the "Young Look" produced by Rabbi Pressman, and "Ethics" produced by Yosef Miller, and hosted by Max Vorspan and Milton Sperling. "Commitment" started in 1970, with Max Vorspan as host. It developed "into the longest-running Jewish discussion program in Los Angeles".
Box 

15, folder 11

a.  Catalogs 1965

Radio-Television Department Catalog, The Earl Warren Institute of Ethics and Human Relations, 1965 (a_cajoul002)

Box 

15, folder 12-15

b.  Television and Radio Programs 1961-1985

Box 

15, folder 12

1.  News Clippings

 

a.  General

 

b.  The Young Look 1961-1962

 

c.  Music of the Bible 1962-1963

 

d.  Days of Awe 1963

 

e.  Ethics 1963

 

f.  Insight/Insight into Judaism 1962-1965

Box 

15, folder 13

2.  News Releases 1964

Scope and Content Note

Includes news release regarding the television special, Shevuot- The Feast of Weeks.
Box 

15, folder 14

3.  Program Scripts 1964-1966

 

a.  Like a Golden Thread, Insight, KNXT Channel 2 1964-06-11

 

b.  Jews and History #7, The Story of Israel Baal Shem Tov, KNBC 1966

Box 

15, folder 15

4.  Commitment Television Program 1975-1985

Archival Materials

 

a.  Television Program Schedules 1982-1985

 

b.  Newspaper Clippings 1975-1979

Box 

15, folder 16-18

2.  Public Lectures and Events 1962-1966

Physical Location: Related Materials: For materials on the Public Lectures (1952-1962), under the School of Education, please see Box 15.

Physical Location: Related Materials: For materials on the Faculty Forum, Public Lectures (1962-1964), please see the Graduate School (Box 15);

Physical Location: Related Materials: For materials on the Library Lecture Series (1964-), please see the University Institute (Box 15).

Physical Location: Related Materials: For materials on the Public Lecture Series (1976-), please see the Department of Continuing Education (Box 18).

Box 

15, folder 16

a.  Purpose and Meaning of Jewish Life, Lectures 1-5, by Dr. Mordechai Kaplan ca. 1960/1970

Scope and Content Note

Lecture Scripts.
Box 

15, folder 17-18

b.  Independence Day Dinners and Lectures 1961-1966

Box 

15, folder 17

1.  Chief Justice Earl Warren, Independence Day Dinner 1961-07-04

Biography/Organization History

Historical Note: During this dinner, taking place at the Beverly Hilton with over 500 people, the Earl Warren Institute of Ethics and Human Relations was announced, as well as the Earl Warren Chair in Law and Ethics. Warren's address was titled "Freedom in an Era of Threatened Security", utilizing the Declaration of Independence as text. The committee for this event was chaired by Julius Fligelman. One article lists Victor M. Carter, Rosemary Clooney, Theodore Cummings, Jose Ferrer, Jerry Geisler, John Ford, Greer Garson, Samuel Goldwyn, Bob Hope, Jennifer Jones, Stanley Kramer, Jack Lemmon, Groucho Marx, Maureen O'Sullivan, Dore Schary, Frank Sinatra, Benjamin Swig, Jerry Wald, Walter Wanger, and Paul Ziffrin as part of the sponsoring committee. A congratulatory message from former President Harry S. Truman was read. Another states that "public interest in the event was indicated by the wide press, radio, television, and newsreel coverage".

Scope and Content Note

Includes news clippings.
Box 

15, folder 18

2.  Justice William O. Douglas, First Annual Lecture, Independence Day Lecture 1962-07-06

Scope and Content Note

Includes news clippings.
Box 

15, folder 18

3.  Third Independence Day Dinner 1966-06-30

Scope and Content Note

Includes invitation and program to the dinner where William J. Brennan Jr. was presented the Earl Warren Medal, with guest artist Lorne Greene.
Box 

15, folder 19

3.  Earl Warren Chair in Law and Ethics 1961-06-30

Scope and Content Note

Includes news clipping.