Elena Saad Collection MS-0528

Processed by Marilyn Tom and Laurel Schwartz
Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

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

box 1, folder 1

Newspaper Articles Folder 1

box 1, folder 2

San Diego Jewish Book Fair Lecture Folder 2 1997

box 1, folder 3

Association of Jewish Libraries Conference Folder 3 2001

box 1, folder 4

Alberto Benguiat - History of the Israelite Community in Tijuana Folder 4

box 1, folder 5

Cantor Max Furmansky Folder 5

box 1, folder 6

Louis Mendelson Folder 6

box 1, folder 7

Francisco Rivas Puigcerver Folder 7

box 1, folder 8

Carlos Salas Folder 8

box 1, folder 9

Jack Swed Autobiography Folder 9

box 1, folder 10

Ken Jewish Community Folder 10

box 1, folder 11

Miscellaneous Interviews Folder 11

box 1, folder 12

Miscellaneous Notes Folder 12

box 1, folder 13

Curriculum Vitae and Handwritten Thesis Folder 13

box 1, folder 14

"La Communidad Judia de Tijuana Estabilidad y Cambio" [Thesis] Folder 14

box 1, folder 15

Papers by Other Authors Folder 15

box 1, folder 16

Audio Interview Tapes Folder 16

Scope and Contents

Box 1 of 2 of Audio Interviews of Tijuana Jews in Spanish:
Rabbi Shlomo Elhayer Adato; Mario Adato; Sara Artenstein; Nathan Artenstein; Salomon Kanosky; Alberto Benguiat; Cesar Reynoso Jr.; Olga Cardoso Carboney; Conference in the JCC on the History of Mexico; Conference UCSD San Diego- Tijuana; Hilda Furmansky; Matti Galicot; Janche Galicot; Jose Galicot; Anita Goldstein; Gregorio Goldstein; Samuel Izigzon Gremberg; David Saul Guakil; Historia Rancho Tijuana; Bertha Ilco
box 1, folder 17

Audio Interview Tapes Folder 17

Scope and Contents

Box 2 of 2 of Audio Interviews of Tijuana Jews in Spanish
Ivan Ilco; Anita Maya; David Ostrovsky; Angela Ostrovsky; Zejaria Ozeri; Rabbi Polichenco; Carlos Salas; Sofia Modelevsky de Segal; David Shatz; Miriam Shatz; Shirley Swed; Jack Swed; Anita Tobias; Silvia Waisburd; Jerry Wellman;