Title:David Michael Bronstein papers and photographs, 1911-1962
Creator/Contributor:Bronstein, David Michael, b. 1880, creator
Creator/Contributor:Western Jewish History Center, 055.
Creator/Contributor:Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1985.007.
Creator/Contributor:Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Creator/Contributor:Online Archive of California
The collection contains: marriage documents; photographs, including some of the Oakland Chapter of the Workmen's Circle (1928
and 1931); biographical materials; testimonials to Riva Bronstein; newspaper clippings; and a copy of a history of the Ladies
Auxiliary of the Berkeley Hebrew Center and Beth Israel Congregation, written by Dorothy Bronstein Thorne, Gertrude Bronstein
Ellis, and Miriam Bronstein Sachs (not dated).
Bronstein, David Michael -- b. 1880 -- Archives
Bronstein, Riva (Felix) -- . 1886-1970
Berkeley Hebrew Center (Berkeley, Calif.)
Congregation Beth Israel (Berkeley, Calif.)
Workmen's Circle (U.S.). -- Branch 287 (Oakland, Calif.)
Clothing trade -- California -- Berkeley
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1985.007.
Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 055.
David Michael Bronstein papers and photographs, BANC MSS 2010/561, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft
Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
David Michael Bronstein was born in the Ukraine in 1880 and learned the tailoring trade from his father. He immigrated to
the United States in 1900 and found work making ladies' clothing in Boston. In 1907, Bronstein moved to Berkeley, California,
where he operated a tailoring business that served some of Berkeley's most prominent men. He opened his first shop on Allston
Way and then became an associate of the firm Nish and McNeil. In the 1920s, Bronstein established a partnership with local
tailor Fred Miller. He married Riva Felix of San Francisco in 1911 and together they had three daughters.
1 folder and 1 oversize folder.
BANC MSS 2010/561
BANC MSS 2010/561 oversize folder 1