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Louis Newman papers, 1915-1972.
BANC MSS 2010/484 carton 1; BANC MSS 2010/484
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Louis Newman papers, 1915-1972


Newman, Louis I. (Louis Israel), 1893-1972, creator


Western Jewish History Center, 221.


Judah L. Magnes Museum, 1972.01.


Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


Collection contains Correspondence; photographs; periodicals and bulletins; brochures; fliers; sermons (1967-1968); memorials; papers about the Palestine Mandate; and other writings. Some of the photographs are of the exterior and interior of San Francisco's Congregation Emanu-El and of Rabbis Louis Newman and Martin A. Meyer, Cantor Reuben Rinder, and Mrs. Hannah Gerstle. The collection's letters reveal Newman's ideals and his opinions about the rabbinate, Judaism, and culture, and contain information about San Francisco Bay Area citizens and rabbis. The letters also provide some insight into the character of Newman and Martin Meyer. Also has letters from Nahum Sokolow; W. Ormsby-Gore; Julian Mack; Chaim Weizmann; and Rabbis Stephen S. Wise, Rudolph Coffee, and Edgar Magnin; together with a copy of Newman's doctoral thesis for Columbia (1924), published as "The Jewish Influence on Christian Reform Movements" (1925); a report on the 1928 Emanu-El production of "The Dybbuk"; an article about Toby Rosenthal and Rabbis Julius Eckman, Elkan Cohn, and Henry A. Henry; and a copy of Newman's memorial eulogy for Meyer. It also has correspondence from Palestine of members of various Zionist agencies and of individuals who implemented the British Mandate (1920); preliminary and final drafts of the Palestine Mandate; and an account of the United Nations Partition Decision on Palestine (1947).


1915 (issued)


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Newman, Louis I. (Louis Israel) -- 1893-1972 -- Archives
An-Ski, S -- 1863-1920
Cohn, Elkan
Eckman, Julius -- 1805-1874
Henry, H. A. (Henry Abraham) -- 1800-1879
Rosenthal, Toby Edward -- approximately 1848-1917
Meyer, Martin A. (Martin Abraham) -- 1879-1923
Rinder, Reuben R -- 1887-1966 -- Photographs
Coffee, Rudolph I. (Rudolph Isaac) -- 1878-1955 -- Correspondence
Mack, Julian W. (Julian William) -- 1866-1943 -- Correspondence
Magnin, Edgar F. (Edgar Fogel) -- 1890-1984 -- Correspondence
Ormsby-Gore, William George Arthur -- 1885-1964 -- Correspondence
Sokolow, Nahum -- 1859-1936 -- Correspondence
Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel) -- 1874-1949 -- Correspondence
Weizmann, Chaim -- 1874-1952 -- Correspondence
Columbia University -- Dissertations
Congregation Emanu-El (San Francisco) -- Photographs
United Nations -- Palestine
Christianity and other religions -- Judaism
Church history
Jews -- California -- Berkeley
Mandates -- Palestine
Rabbis -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area -- Correspondence
Rabbis -- Office
Synagogue architecture -- California -- San Francisco -- Photographs
Palestine -- History -- Proposed partition, 1937
Palestine -- History -- Partition, 1947
Palestine -- Politics and government -- 20th century


Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 221
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number 1972.01
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Louis Newman papers, BANC MSS 2010/484, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Louis Newman was the rabbi of the First Hebrew Congregation of Berkeley (1913-1916); worked with the Menorah Club of the Intercollegiate Menorah Association for the Study and Advancement of Jewish Culture and Ideals (1917-1920); assisted Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, in New York City (1916-1921); and served as the associate rabbi for New York City's Temple Israel (1921-1924); the rabbi of San Francisco's Congregation Emanu-El (1924-1930); and as the rabbi of New York City's Congregation Rodeph Shalom (1930-1972). He also was a co-founder of the American Friends of Jewish Palestine; a member of the Zionist Revisionist Movement; an organizer for the Academy of Liberal Judaism; and an observer for the Central Conference of American Rabbis at the United Nations (1946-1953).
Materials in English.



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BANC MSS 2010/484 carton 1
BANC MSS 2010/484



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

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