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Ruth Frey Axe papers, 1883-1973.
BANC MSS 2010/684 box 1; BANC MSS 2010/684
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Ruth Frey Axe papers, 1883-1973


Axe, Ruth Frey., creator


Western Jewish History Center, 014.


Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1974.001.


Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


Online Archive of California


The collection contains an original letter from and a photocopy of a memorial service for Egon Frey, a cousin; and programs, including one for a piano concert given by Hephzibah Menuhin (1928) and two for the Distribution of Annual Awards and an Entertainment by the Children given by the Pacific Hebrew Orphan Asylum and Home Society (February 25, 1934; March 3, 1935). The collection also has materials about Washington Bartlett (1824-1887), a printer from Georgia who arrived in San Francisco in 1849 and became the city's mayor, and, later, the governor of California. These include Frey's research notes about Bartlett and early California history; a copy of the May 1962 issue of Pacific Historical Review, which contains H. Brett Melendy's article, California's Washington Bartletts; and a copy of a Memorial of the Life and Services of Washington Bartlett (Late Governor of California), Adopted by the Society of California Pioneers at a Regular Meeting, Held Monday, May 7, 1888. The collection also has copies of various published essays and speechs: Horace Stern's Louis Marshall: An Appreciation (February 1930); Justin G. Turner's A Note on Solomon Nunes Carvalho and his Portrait of Abraham Lincoln (printed in Los Angeles by The Plantin Press, 1960); Placed as a Link in this Chain: A Medley of Observations by Ernst Toch (published by the Friends of the UCLA Library, University of California, Los Angeles, 1971); a copy of remarks given at the Inauguration of Alfred Gottschalk as the fifth President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, in Cincinnati (February 24, 1972); and a copy of A Jubilee of the Spirit, an address given by Gottschalk on the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Jewish Institute of Religion (May 31, 1972).


1883 (issued)


Axe, Ruth Frey -- Archives
Bartlett, Washington -- 1824-1887
Frey, Egon -- 1892-1972 -- Death and burial
Menuhin, Hephzibah -- 1920-1981
Pacific Hebrew Orphan Asylum and Home Society.
Jews -- California
Jewish women -- California
California -- History -- 1850-1950
California -- History -- 1950-


Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 014.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1974.001.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Ruth Frey Axe papers, BANC MSS 2010/684, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Ruth Frey Axe was the secretary, for thirty years, of Henry R. Wagner, a historian of the West. She taught in Los Angeles public schools for fifteen years and was a contributor to scholarly journals.
Materials in English.


Family papers.

Physical Description:

1 box (.2 linear feet)




BANC MSS 2010/684 box 1
BANC MSS 2010/684



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