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Ida Frank papers, 1953-1990.
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Ida Frank papers, 1953-1990


Frank, Ida, creator, creator.


Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1995.006.


Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


This collection reflects Ida Frank's interest in the history and activities of the East Bay's Jewish community. It contains correspondence; newspaper and magazine clippings; photographs; documentation of the activities of local rabbis in Selma, Alabama; materials about Frank's work with B'nai B'rith's men and women's organizations and UC Berkeley Hillel; and items relating to her interests in Vera Greenfeld and the California Alliance of Jewish Women. It also has a copy of a publication celebrating the 100th anniversary of Oakland's Temple Sinai; a photographic portrait of Ben Frankel, who served as the rabbi for the Jewish students at the University of Illinois in 1924; and a copy of the September 1966 issue of The Atlantic magazine that contains an article, "The Decline of Freedom at Berkeley," written by Lewis S. Feuer.


1953 (issued)


Frank, Ida -- Archives
Greenfeld, Vera -- 1877-1982
Berkeley Hillel (University of California, Berkeley)
Jewish women authors
Jewish women -- California -- Berkeley
Jews -- California
Rabbis -- California


Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1995.006.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Ida Frank papers, BANC MSS 2010/844, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Ida Frank (b. 1915 - d. 1998) was active in Berkeley's Jewish community. She started the library at Berkeley's Congregation Beth El; assisted the first United Synagogue Youth chapter at Oakland's Temple Beth Abraham; and was a member of Berkeley's Congregation Netivot Shalom. She also worked to get a bus line going from Berkeley to Merritt College in Oakland and helped runaways in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. In addition, she wrote Vera Greenfield: A Journey from Gdyach to Berkeley (1988), a biography of the Ukrainian immigrant who founded the California Alliance of Jewish Women, an organization which, in turn, played an important role in creating Berkeley Hillel and Through their Eyes: Memories of Berkeley Hillel (1996). The Judah L. Magnes Museum published both of these books.
Materials in English.


personal correspondence.

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