Guide to the Ida Nasatir Papers

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Guide to the Ida Nasatir Papers 1897/1995

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Ida Nasatir Papers
Dates: 1897-1995
Bulk Dates: 1940-1995
Identification: MS-0466
Creator: Nasatir, Ida, 1910-2005
Physical Description: 1.25 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

Ida Nasatir was born in Denver, Colorado in 1910.  She attended UC Berkeley, where she majored in English.  She met her husband, Abraham Nasatir, while at Berkeley.  They married in 1929, and came to San Diego when Abraham accepted a teaching position on the faculty at San Diego State College.
Ida Nasatir was an English teacher, specializing in working with emotionally handicapped children at San Diego High School.  She also taught adult education programs.  She was very active in the Jewish community, where she was well known as a teacher, book reviewer, and writer. She chronicled community members by writing their obituaries.
Nasatir traveled widely in Europe and South America with her husband throughout his career.  She wrote about their travels in detailed correspondence and articles.  She passed away in 2005.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Personal Papers

Administrative Information

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.

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.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

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

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of press clippings, book reviews, correspondence, obituaries, and a yellow star that reads "Juif" worn by a French holocaust survivor and given to Nasatir during a visit to Paris.
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.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Ida Hirsch Nasatir-Family and Education 1897,1946-1992

Box 1, Folder 2

Articles by Ida Nasatir 1959-1986

Box 1, Folder 3

Articles about Ida

Box 1, Folder 4

Abraham Hurlich 1941-1987

Box 1, Folder 5

Abraham Nasatir 1984-1995

Box 1, Folder 6

Ida Nasatir-Career as a Teacher

Box 1, Folder 7

Collected Poetry

Box 1, Folder 8


Box 1, Folder 9


Box 1, Folder 10

Articlesand Letters About Judaism

Box 1, Folder 11

Ida Nasatir Awards

Box 1, Folder 12

Paris Trip

Box 1, Folder 13

Life in Spain and Later Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 14

Correspondence to and from Ida and Abe

Box 1, Folder 15

Correspondence to and from Ida and about Ida

Box 1, Folder 16

Correspondence from Harry Golden

Box 1, Folder 17

Correspondence Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 18

Eulogies by Ida Nasatir (A-L)

Box 1, Folder 19

Eulogies and Obituaries by Ida Nasatir (M-Z)

Box 1, Folder 20

Obituaries written by Ida Nasatir-Partial or Unknown

Box 1, Folder 21

Speeches and Torah Commentaries by Ida

Box 1, Folder 22

Speeches (Parts of)

Box 1, Folder 23

Beth Jacob-Educational Center

Box 1, Folder 24

San Diego Hebrew Day School and Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 25

S.D.S.U. and Lipinsky Institute at S.D.S.U.

Box 1, Folder 26


Box 1, Folder 27

Book Reviews

Box 1, Folder 28

Notes from: The Penitent (Novel)

Box 1, Folder 29

Notes: "A Look at Books"

Box 1, Folder 30

Notes from: My Mother's Sabbath Days

Box 1, Folder 31

Notes from: The Last Angry Man

Box 1, Folder 32

Notes from: Anne Frank Remembered

Box 1, Folder 33

Notes from: Fear No Evil

Box 1, Folder 34

Biography of Ida Nasatir

Box 1, Folder 35

Certificate 1982

Box 1, Folder 36


Box 1

"Book of Names and Addresses" by Edmund Dulac

Box 1

"A Novel: The Penitent" by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Box 1

"The Last Angry Man, A Novel" by Gerald Green

Box 1

"Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family" by Miep Gites with Alison Leslie Gold

Box 1

"My Mother's Sabbath Days, A Memoir" by Chaim Grade

Box 1

"Fear No Evil" by Natan Sharansky