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Saad (Elena) Collection
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Source of Acquisition
  • Custodial History
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biographical Note

  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & University Archives
    Title: Elena Saad Collection
    Creator: Saad, Elena (Elena Fishman de Saad)
    Identifier/Call Number: MS-0528
    Physical Description: 1.25 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1997-2001
    Language of Material: English .

    Scope and Contents

    The collection mainly consists of 37 Audio tapes of interviews of Mexican Jews in Tijuana and San Diego from the mid 1990's in Spanish, conducted by Elena Saad for a Master's Thesis entitled, "La Comunidad Israelita de Tijuana" (The Jewish community of Tijuana). The collection includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, handwritten and printed materials regarding her research on the Jews of Tijuana. Most of the materials are in Spanish. General descriptions of the material in English were completed by Marilyn Tom.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    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.

    Source of Acquisition

    Jewish Historical Society of San Diego (JHSSD)

    Custodial History

    This collection was donated to the Jewish Historical Society by Elena  Fishman de Saad in September, 2014 (#2014.01). It was transferred to the San Diego State University Library and Information Access on July 21, 2015.

    Preferred Citation

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, Elena Saad Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, San Diego State University Library.

    Biographical Note

    Elena Fishman de Saad was born in Mexico City. In Mexico she raised four children and then began her studies, receiving a graduate degree in history from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in 1977. The family came to San Diego in 1982 and Saad began studies for a Master's Degree at UCSD. She presented papers at various academic conferences in Latin America and the United States.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Jews--California--San Diego