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Western Jewish History Center Collection on the San Francisco Jews of Eastern European Origin, 1880-1940 Oral History Project records, 1902-1979.
BANC MSS 2010/773 box 1; BANC MSS 2010/773 box 2; BANC MSS 2010/773 box 3; BANC MSS 2010/773 box 4; ...
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Title:

Western Jewish History Center Collection on the San Francisco Jews of Eastern European Origin, 1880-1940 Oral History Project records, 1902-1979

Creator/Contributor:

Western Jewish History Center, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Kagel, David, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Daughters of the American Revolution

Creator/Contributor:

Central Hebrew School (San Francisco, Calif.)

Creator/Contributor:

Yiddishe Folk Shule (San Francisco, Calif.)

Creator/Contributor:

Western Jewish History Center, 250.

Creator/Contributor:

Judah L. Magnes Museum, 1976.006.

Creator/Contributor:

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Abstract:

The collection contains the indexes for the oral histories, as well as biographical information for those people preliminarily interviewed for the project: Celia Yerusalimski Alperth; Bassya Maltzer Bibel; Philip Bibel; Eugene Block; Lilan Friedman Cherney; Zena Sheinkman Druckman; Rose Hartman Ets Hokin; Daniel Goldberg; Marshall Kuhn; Jean Greenberg Braverman Lapove; Jesse Levin; Art Rosenbaum; Ida Block Smith; Vivian Dudune Solomon; Fay Landau Sternberger Avrech; Ida Kramer Barber; Israel Joe Blum; Louis Cherin; Samuel Ciznet; Mervin Coleman; Estelle Meyerson Dolgin; George Edelstein; Louis J. Freehof; Edward Gershanov; Eva Coleman Gross; Frema Zipkin Henderson; Ben Silberstein; and Ida Rosenbaum Silverberg. Also contains interviewers' notes and pre-project interviews that were conducted by David Kagel with: Dr. Abraham Bernstein; Eugene Block; Ben Blumenthal; Bertha Handin; Fannie Heppner; Sam Hirsch; Al Karp; Samuel Kohs; Daniel Koshland; and Sol Silverman. Also includes some records of those organizations and individuals who helped resettle immigrants from the East to the West Coast and of the conditions under which immigrants were received or rejected. It also has articles about the Fillmore-McAllister district of San Francisco; correspondence with Jerry Flamm, the author of Good Life in Hard Times, about the "old days" in the Fillmore-McAllister and Flamm's handwritten notes; and the notes created while Steven A. Leibo was writing his article, Out the Road: a Narrative of the San Bruno Avenue Jewish Community of San Francisco, 1901-1968. In addition, the collection contains: a copy of A Family Migration, a family memoir and genealogy created by Abraham Joseph Block, the son of Rabbi Morris Block of the San Bruno Avenue District.

Date:

1902 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Bibel, Bassya
Bibel, Philip -- 1909-2006
Block, Eugene B
Flamm, Jerry -- Correspondence
Kohs, S. C. (Samuel Calmin) -- 1890-1984
Kuhn, Marshall
Leibo, Steven A -- 1950-
Sugarman, Abraham -- -1929 -- Death and burial
Block family
Western Jewish History Center -- Archives
Eureka Benevolent Society (San Francisco, Calif.)
Hebrew Board of Relief (San Francisco, Calif.)
Hebrew Free Loan Association (San Francisco, Calif.)
Industrial Removal Office (U.S.)
Jewish Relief Federation of Alameda County.
Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco -- Photographs
Immigrants -- United States
Jews, East European -- California -- San Francisco
Jews -- Population
Jews -- California -- Oakland -- Statistics
Jews -- California -- San Francisco -- Statistics
Jews -- California -- San Francisco -- Social life and customs
Jewish women -- California -- San Francisco -- Social life and customs
San Francisco Earthquake, California, 1906
Synagogues -- California -- San Francisco
Fillmore (San Francisco, Calif.)
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Biography
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Genealogy

Note:

Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 250.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1976.006.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Western Jewish History Center Collection on the San Francisco Jews of Eastern European Origin, 1880-1940 Oral History Project records, BANC MSS 2010/773, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
San Francisco Jews of Eastern European Origin, 1880-1940 was an oral history project conducted from 1976 to 1978 by the Western Jewish History Center and the American Jewish Congress. Its goal was to provide information about the experiences of Eastern European Jewish immigrants to the U.S. and about their interaction with other groups in the context of the times. The project emphasized the south of Market Street district in San Francisco, where many of the immigrants first settled, and the city's Fillmore-McAllister and San Bruno Avenue districts, where many immigrants from Eastern Europe moved after the destruction of their homes and institutions following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. Among the themes explored were: religious, social, and cultural values; women's roles; the impact of the immigrants on existing institutions and the formation of new organizations that were created to meet the immigrants' new needs; labor history; and political ideologies.
Materials in English, Russian, and Yiddish.

Type:

Interviews.
Genealogies-California-San Francisco.
Memoirs-California-San Francisco.
Photographs-California-San Francisco.

Physical Description:

6 boxes (2.2 linear feet)

Language:

English
Russian
yid

Identifier:

2006585297
BANC MSS 2010/773 box 1
BANC MSS 2010/773 box 2
BANC MSS 2010/773 box 3
BANC MSS 2010/773 box 4
BANC MSS 2010/773 box 5
BANC MSS 2010/773 box 6
BANC MSS 2010/773

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

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

Related Item:

Family migration : Block, Abraham J. (Abraham Joseph), : 1893-1993