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Jonas family papers, 1880-2001.
BANC MSS 2010/763 box 1; BANC MSS 2010/763 box 2; BANC MSS 2010/763 box 3; BANC MSS 2010/763 box 4; ...
Collection Overview

Title:

Jonas family papers, 1880-2001

Creator/Contributor:

Jonas (Family), creator

Creator/Contributor:

Judah L. Magnes Museum, LIB 2002.6.

Creator/Contributor:

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Abstract:

The collection consists of papers, audiotapes, photographs and books belonging to Irving and Stefani Jonas and to Stefani's mother, Antonie. Papers include biographical information, correspondence and family documents. The bulk of the collection documents the Jonas family's emigration from Nazi Germany. The collection also documents Irving Jonas' cantorial career and musical interests.

Date:

1920 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Jonas family -- Archives
Jonas, Irving
Jonas, Stefani
Ottenheimer, Antonie
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Jews -- Germany
Music -- Germany
Jews -- California -- San Francisco

Note:

Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number LIB 2002.6.
UNARRANGED COLLECTION. UNAVAILABLE FOR USE. Inquiries regarding these materials should be submitted to The Bancroft Library via the Notice of Interest in Unprocessed Collections form.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Jonas family papers, BANC MSS 2010/762, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Irving Jonas was born in Germany and educated in music. In 1919, he became a cantor and a music teacher in Baden and later in Mainz. In 1929, he married Stefani Anni Ottenheimer and the couple remained in Mainz until 1939, when the family left Nazi Germany for the United States. The Jonases settled in San Francisco, where Irving Jonas became an accomplished restorer of antique furniture and other artifacts for the Palace of the Legion of Honor. Stefani Jonas worked at I. Magnin for 21 years. Stefani's mother, Antonie (Rosenthal) Ottenheimer also immigrated to the United States in 1939.
Materials in English and German.

Physical Description:

print
4 boxes, 1 oversize box (2 linear feet)

Language:

English
German

Identifier:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/bancroft-library/unprocessed-collections-form
BANC MSS 2010/763 box 1
BANC MSS 2010/763 box 2
BANC MSS 2010/763 box 3
BANC MSS 2010/763 box 4
BANC MSS 2010/763 oversize box 1
BANC MSS 2010/762

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

UNARRANGED COLLECTION. UNAVAILABLE FOR USE. Inquiries regarding these materials should be submitted to The Bancroft Library via the Notice of Interest in Unprocessed Collections form.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.