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Register of the Zuckerman (John) Huleh Reclamation Papers, 1948-1989
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Zuckerman (John) Huleh Reclamation Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1948-1989
    Collection number: Mss214
    Extent: 0.5 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Zuckerman (John) Huleh Reclamation Papers, Mss214, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    Hamburg, Samuel (1899-1976)

    personal name

    Zuckerman, John


    Reclamation of land -Israel


    Agricultural machinery


    Jews -California -San Joaquin County


    Israel -Politics and government


    Israel -Description and travel


    John Zuckerman is an agribusinessman operating thousands of acres of reclaimed farm lands in the San Joaquin River Delta region of California. His family has farmed asparagus, beans, corn, onions, potatoes and other row crops in this area since the 19th century. In 1955 the Israeli government invited Zuckerman to visit Israel as advisor on a project to reclaim the 15,000 Huleh Marsh just north of the Sea of Galilee. That year Zuckerman and his friend, Sam Hamburg, inspected the Huleh and advised the Israeli government on reclamation equipment purchases and farming techniques.

    Scope and Content

    Zuckerman's papers consist chiefly of correspondence with Hamburg, Israeli government officials, and U.S. farming and equipment experts. The papers also contain reports, color slides, and a large map of the Huleh.