Guide to the Eileen S. Wingard Collection

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Guide to the Eileen S. Wingard Collection 1970/1985

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Eileen S. Wingard Collection
Dates: 1970-1985
Identification: MS-0509
Creator: Wingard, Eileen S.
Physical Description: 0.83 linear ft
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

A native of Chicago, Eileen Wingard grew up in Los Angeles, where she studied music at UCLA, eventually becoming a Fulbright Scholar, with studies in Germany. As a professional music teacher and violinist, Wingard played with the San Diego Symphony for over 35 years. She also played with the San Diego Opera Orchestra and the La Jolla Chamber Orchestra and has written and lectured extensively on musical topics. She was chair of the Music Committee of the East County (54 th St.) JCC and/or its major driving force for over 18 years.
The Committee existed in various forms from 1958 to the mid 1990’s. In the late 1990’s the East County JCC was closed and Jewish cultural events shifted to the Lawrence Family JCC in University City. The Music Committee programs served as a venue for musicians, either local or visiting. There were virtuoso concerts; music marathons; honorary dinners for those who contributed to musical life; a performing choir; the Jewish Community Center Symphony Orchestra (now located at Tifereth Israel Synagogue) and any manner of special events during the year, organized by volunteers and professional musicians.

Administrative Information

Custodial History:

The Eileen S. Wingard Collection was donated to the JHSSD in 2001. It contains materials about the Music Committee at the East County (54 th St) Jewish Community Center.  In September, 2009, Wingard donated two scrapbooks from the Music Committee compiled by Sally Sachs (deceased), committee historian. Together with the Cantor Henri Goldberg Collection, this collection provides a very comprehensive picture of this San Diego Jewish cultural institution. The processed collection was donated to SDSU's Special Collections and University Archives in 2014.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Eileen S. Wingard Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

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Scope and Contents

The contents of the collection consist of  photocopies of scripts for honorarium banquets and other documents; programs and correspondence; the contents of 7 scrapbooks of newspaper articles and memorabilia; photographs of various events; and a guest book from the Jewish Community Center.

Detailed List of Contents


Organizational Records

Box 1, Folder 1


Box 1, Folder 2

JCC Music Programs - 1973-1982

Box 1, Folder 3

JCC Music Programs - 1983-1988

Box 1, Folder 4

JCC Theater Programs

Box 1, Folder 5

JCC Flyers for Musical Events

Box 1, Folder 6

Miscellaneous Honoree Materials

Box 1, Folder 7

JCC Honoree - Dr. Simon Reznikoff

Box 1, Folder 8

JCC Honoree - Carl Sacks

Box 1, Folder 9

JCC Honoree - Doris Koppelman

Box 1, Folder 10

JCC Honoree - Maestro David Amos

Box 1, Folder 11

JCC Honoree - Dr. Robert Forman

Box 1, Folder 12

JCC Honoree - Maestro Peter Eros

Box 1, Folder 13

JCC Honoree - David Copenhaver

Box 1, Folder 14

JCC Honoree - Boris Picaizen

Box 1, Folder 15

JCC Honoree - Howard Fried

Box 1, Folder 16

JCC Honoree - Ilana Mysior

Box 1, Folder 17

JCC Honoree - Joseph Kirshbaum

Box 1, Folder 18

JCC Honoree - Cantor Sheldon Merel

Box 1, Folder 19

JCC Honoree - Dr. Harry Ruja

Box 1, Folder 20

JCC Honoree - Dr. Doris Sossner

Box 1, Folder 21

JCC Honoree - Cantor Felix Groveman

Box 1, Folder 22

JCC Honoree - Robert Gilson

Box 1, Folder 23

JCC Honoree - Cantor Max Furmansky

Box 1, Folder 24

Joseph Kirshbaum

Box 1, Folder 25

Esther Segal

Box 1, Folder 26




Box 1, Folder 27

Guest Book for Music Committee Events

Box 1, Folder 28

JCC Music Committee Scrapbook 1970-1973

Box 1, Folder 29

JCC Music Committee Scrapbook 1974-1977

Box 1, Folder 30

JCC Music Committee Scrapbook 1977-1980

Box 1, Folder 31

JCC Music Committee Scrapbook 1980-1983

Box 2, Folder 1

JCC Music Committee Scrapbook 1983-1985

Box 2, Folder 2

JCC Music Committee Scrapbook 1989-1990

Box 2, Folder 3

JCC Music Committee scrapbook 1991-1992

Box 2, Folder 4

JCC Music Committee scrapbook 1992-1995



Box 2, Folder 5

JCC Music Program Photographs