Abraham Nasatir Papers MS-0465

Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

Contributing Institution: Special Collections & University Archives
Title: Abraham Nasatir Papers
Creator: Nasatir, Abraham
Identifier/Call Number: MS-0465
Physical Description: 1.25 Linear Feet
Date (inclusive): 1939-1996
Language of Material: English .

Scope and Contents

The Abraham Nasatir Papers consist of correspondence, articles, written by or about Nasatir and his wife; photographs, newspaper clippings, materials from various Jewish institutions in San Diego, items about Nasatir Hall at SDSU, and materials on the destruction of their home and rescue of their papers.
The materials in this collection were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2005 by the estate of Ida Nasatir (JHSSD #2005.03.) It was transferred to the Library and Information Access December 21, 2010.

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

Custodial History

The materials in this collection were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2005 by the estate of Ida Nasatir (JHSSD #2005.03.) It was transferred to the Library and Information Access December 21, 2010.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, folder title, box number , Abraham Nasatir Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, San Diego State University Library.

Biographical Note

Abraham Nasatir was born in 1906 in Santa Ana, California. He entered UC Berkeley at the age of 14, and received his PhD in history at age 21. While studying at Berkeley he met his future wife, Ida Hirsch, an English student also attending the school.
After marrying in 1929, the couple moved to San Diego where Nasatir began a 50-year teaching career at San Diego State College. Focusing on his fields of Spanish border and Mississippi valley history, and Gold Rush history, Nasatir published 14 books and and numerous articles. He also served as vice-consul for Paraguay and Ecuador.
As an Orthodox Jew, he was a leader and educator of the Jewish community. Nasatir Hall on the SDSU campus is named for him.



Subjects and Indexing Terms

Personal Papers

box 1, folder 1

Miscellaneous Folder 1 1961-1991

box 1, folder 2

Holocaust Folder 2

box 1, folder 3

Talks on Torah Portions Folder 3

box 1, folder 4

Congresswoman Beth Jacob Folder 4 1976-1992

box 1, folder 5

Newspaper Clipping Folder 5 1951-1996

box 1, folder 6

Abe Nasatir-Life Stories Folder 6

box 1, folder 7

Abe Nasatir-The Historian Folder 7

box 1, folder 8

Correspondence Folder 8 1974-1991

box 1, folder 9

Newspaper Clippings-Abe Nasatir's Work Folder 9 1939-1990

box 1, folder 10

Questionaires for Abe Nasatir for Bella Hirsch (Personal and Professional) Folder 10

box 1, folder 11

Nasatir Hall Folder 11 1986-1996

box 1, folder 12

JCC Task Force Folder 12

box 1, folder 13

Re: Elizabeth Browning Folder 13

box 1, folder 14

Speeches, Prayers, Eulogies Folder 14

box 1, folder 15

Condolences on Fire Folder 15 July-August 1985

box 1, folder 16

Newspaper Clippings: Abe Nasatir-House Fire Folder 16

box 1, folder 17

Ronald May-Saving The Nasatir Papers Folder 17 June 30, 1985

box 1, folder 18

Abe Nasatir: Newspaper Clipping-House Fire Folder 18

box 1, folder 19

Nasatir Papers after Fire-Preservation Effort Folder 19

box 1, folder 20

Documents From The Ashes: The Rescue Of The Nasatir Papers Folder 20

box 1, folder 21

Nasatir Five Relief Fund and Costs of Freeze-Drying Papers Folder 21

box 1, folder 22

Homecoming Reception After Fire Folder 22 October 19, 1985

box 1, folder 23

Abe Nasatir: Donor Correspondence No.1 Folder 23

box 1, folder 24

Abe Nasatir: Donor Correspondence No.2 Folder 24

box 1, folder 25

Nasatir Fire Relief Project Closure Folder 25

box 1, folder 26

Memorial and Funeral-Abe Nasatir Folder 26

box 1, folder 27

Obituaries Abe Nasatir Folder 27

box 1, folder 28

Condolences to Ida Nasatir Folder 28

box 1, folder 29

Speeches in Memoriam Folder 29

box 1, folder 30

Last Will and Testament Folder 30

box 1, folder 31

Nasatir Family Trust Folder 31

box 1, folder 32

Tribute Booklets Folder 32

box 1, folder 33

Na'amat Tribute Books Folder 33

box 1, folder 34

San Diego Hebrew Day School Folder 34

box 1, folder 35

Booklets Folder 35

box 1, folder 36

"Adventures in Scholarship" A. Nasatir, Author Folder 36

box 1, folder 37

Nasatir Family Tree Folder 37

box 1, folder 38

Abe Nasatir-Miscellaneous Folder 38

box 1, folder 39

Photos Folder 39