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Karsh (Audrey) Collection
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This collection includes research notes, newspaper clippings and copies of original source material on San Diego's Jewish pioneers, and some notables of the 19th & 20th century. There are personal photos and copies of her short stories, articles and plays.
Audrey Karsh (1926-2007) was an English teacher who was born in Boston. When she moved San Diego in the 1960's from Tacoma, Washington, she worked in local government. A prolific writer and historian, she published articles on San Diego Jewish history which appeared in Western States Jewish History Journal: "Mothers and Daughters of Old San Diego", "San Diego Pioneering Ladies and Their Contributions", "Hyman Mannasse: San Diego and Arizona Saga", which later appeared in Old Town New, An Enjoyment of San Diego Jewish History. One article, Mannasse Chico: The Enlightened Merchant, for which she won the 1974 Ben B. Rubin Award from the San Diego Historical Society's Institute of History, was included in the American Jewish Historical Society's five-volume work, "Jewish People in America".
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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.
This collection is open for research.