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Levy family papers, 1876-1958.
BANC MSS 2010/714 oversize folder 1; BANC MSS 2010/714 box 1; BANC MSS 2010/714 box 2; BANC MSS 2010/714 oversize box 1; ...
Collection Overview

Title:

Levy family papers, 1876-1958

Creator/Contributor:

Levy, Jenne Feder.

Creator/Contributor:

Schwarzbaum, Melvin.

Creator/Contributor:

Congregation Beth Olam (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)

Creator/Contributor:

Temple Sinai (Oakland, Calif.)

Creator/Contributor:

Western Jewish History Center, 187.

Creator/Contributor:

Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1977.007.

Creator/Contributor:

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

The collection consists of papers and photographs relating to the California descendents of immigrant Morris Levy. Included are family correspondence and family documents; cemetery deeds from the First Hebrew Congregation in Oakland (Temple Sinai) and Congregation Beth Olam in Hollywood; business-related materials; a scrapbook of Jenne Feder Levy; newspaper clippings; a genealogical chart that includes information about members of the Levy, Schwarzbaum, Pudlin, Feder, and Plattus families; a pass allowing entrance in and out of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake and fire; and World War II ration booklets. Also contains Melvin Schwarzbaum's will (1958); a travel journal of Leopold Levy (1907-1908); an autograph book of Jenne Feder (1879-1881); a 1919 letter to Miriam Levy from a U.S. soldier in Vladivostok, Siberia named Julius Federman (or Zederman); and two scrapbooks consisting of clippings of illustrations from nineteenth-century American magazines. The photographs in the collection consist of portraits and group photographs of members of the Jonas, Levy, Pudlin, Schwarzbaum, and Appel families and family friends.

Date:

1876 (issued)

Subject:

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Levy family -- Archives
Pudlin, Miriam Levy -- Correspondence
Pudlin family
Plattus family
Appel family
Feder family
Jonas family
Jews, German -- California -- San Francisco
Jewish cemeteries -- California
Rationing -- United States
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906
Soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence
World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- United States
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Genealogy
Oakland (Calif.) -- History
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Genealogy
Vladivostok (Russia)

Note:

Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 187.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1977.007.
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.
Morris Levy family papers, BANC MSS 2010/714, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Morris Levy arrived in San Francisco, after coming to the U.S. from Posen, Prussia in the early 1850s. In 1859, Morris and his wife, Julia Hecht, had a son, Meyer. Meyer went into the jewelry business and married Jenne (or Jennie) Feder, a young dressmaker, in 1894. Meyer and Jenne's daughter, Miriam (b. 1895), married David Pudlin and moved to Los Angeles. David Pudlin was the son of Jacob Pudlin, a pioneer jeweler, and David spent over fifty years as a wholesale jeweler. In time, he became president of the William E. Phillips Company in Los Angeles.
Materials in English.

Type:

Autograph albums-California-San Francisco.
Correspondence-California-San Francisco.
Death records-California-San Francisco.
Deeds-California-San Francisco.
Deeds-California-Los Angeles.
Family papers-California-San Francisco.
Genealogies-California-San Francisco.
Photographs-California-San Francisco.
Scrapbooks-California-San Francisco.
Wills-California-San Francisco.

Physical Description:

2 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 1 oversize folder (1.6 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

2006585502
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/bancroft-library/unprocessed-collections-form
BANC MSS 2010/714 oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 2010/714 box 1
BANC MSS 2010/714 box 2
BANC MSS 2010/714 oversize box 1
BANC MSS 2010/714 oversize box 2
BANC MSS 2010/714
BANC MSS 2010/714

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.