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Walter Hilborn papers, 1952-1974.
BANC MSS 2010/939 box 1; BANC MSS 2010/939
Collection Overview

Title:

Walter Hilborn papers, 1952-1974

Creator/Contributor:

Hilborn, Walter S. (Walter Stern), creator, creator.

Creator/Contributor:

Western Jewish History Center, 134.

Creator/Contributor:

Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1973.013.

Creator/Contributor:

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Abstract:

The collection contains photocopies of letters between Hilborn and ranking officials of national and local Jewish organizations, as well as copies of speeches, reports, awards and tributes, and various legal materials. In addition, the collection contains autobiographical and genealogical information about his family and the Oppenheimer family of British Columbia, as well as a copy of a transcript of an interview conducted by the Wiener Oral History Library of the American Jewish Committee and a copy of his autobiography.

Date:

1952 (issued)

Subject:

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Hilborn, Walter S. (Walter Stern) -- Archives
Jews -- British Columbia
Jews -- United States
Jews -- Genealogy
Jewish lawyers -- United States -- Correspondence
Civic leaders -- United States -- Correspondence
Practice of law -- United States
British Columbia -- Genealogy
Massachusetts -- Genealogy

Note:

Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 134.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1973.013.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Walter Hilborn papers, BANC MSS 2010/939, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Walter Hilborn, who was born in Boston, Massachusetts, was an attorney and leader in the Jewish community. Following his move to New York City, he helped Rabbi Stephen Wise found the Jewish Institute of Religion (1922). Later, he was instrumental in the Institute's merger with the Hebrew Union College (1950). After he moved to Los Angeles (1929), he served as the president of the Los Angeles Welfare Planning Council; he was also an officer of the city's Jewish welfare groups for 45 years. In 1972, the Walter S. Hilborn Chapel of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, in Los Angeles, was dedicated.
Materials in English.

Type:

Certificates.
Reports.

Physical Description:

print
0.4 (1

Language:

English

Identifier:

2008579690
BANC MSS 2010/939 box 1
BANC MSS 2010/939

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

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