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Harry J. Sapper papers, 1926-1965.
BANC MSS 2010/491 carton 1; BANC MSS 2010/491 carton 2; BANC MSS 2010/491
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Harry J. Sapper papers, 1926-1965


Sapper, Harry J. (Harry Joseph), 1898-1965, creator, creator.


Jewish Welfare Association (Oakland, Calif.)


Western Jewish History Center, 253.


Judah L. Magnes Museum, 1969.008.


Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


Correspondence and speeches recording his approach to voluntary organizations, social welfare, and relations between groups. Also has newspaper clippings and publications from national Jewish organizations and social work associations on Jewish concerns, social work, and political and social issues. A large section is comprised of office subject files from the Jewish Welfare Association, dating from the late 1950s to the early 1960s. Much of the materials consist of small publications (i.e. pamphlets and brochures) and form letters. Also contains copies of speeches and papers distributed at conferences.


1926 (issued)


Sapper, Harry J. (Harry Joseph) -- 1898-1965 -- Archives
Intergroup relations
Jews -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
Jews -- Public welfare -- California -- Oakland
Public welfare -- California -- Oakland
Jews -- Charities
Jews -- Societies, etc
Jews -- Politics and government
Jews -- Social conditions
Social service -- United States
Social service -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
Intergroup relations
Jews -- Charities
Jews -- Politics and government
Jews -- Social conditions
Jews -- Societies, etc
Social service
California -- San Francisco Bay Area
United States
Social workers


Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 253
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number 1969.008
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Harry J. Sapper papers, BANC MSS 2010/491, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Canadian-born Jewish social worker and attorney; pioneer in the social welfare field and influential in guiding the changing philosophies of philanthropy; involved in several Jewish organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area; also active in coordinating refugee resettlement and overseas relief during the Holocaust (i.e., 1933-1945). Executive director of the Jewish Welfare Association, in Oakland, Calif., from 1925 to 1959, and was its executive director emeritus.


Speeches, addresses, etc., American.
Administrative records-California-Oakland.

Physical Description:

2 (2




BANC MSS 2010/491 carton 1
BANC MSS 2010/491 carton 2
BANC MSS 2010/491



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COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.