Papers of Joy Zacharia Appelbaum undated, 1888-2012 (bulk 1974-2004)


Papers of Joy Zacharia Appelbaum undated, 1888-2012 (bulk 1974-2004)

The collection documents the work and correspondence of Joy Zacharia Appelbaum and reflectsvarious aspects of her life, personal research and writings in the field of Sephardic Jewish culture and society,mainly as they made their way here in the United States. Collection consists in large part of a large array of newspaper and magazine articles describing Sephardic life in various areas of the world, and especially in the United States. An extensive portion of the collection examines the various customs and traditions found among the Sephardim, including customs for the Jewish Holidays (and especially Passover). The collection also includesa significant quantity of information about the American Sephardi Federation, focusing a great deal on its conventions and activities in the late 1980s to early 1990s. There is also a sizable amount of information about the Sephardic communities in the Ottoman regions of Turkey, Greece, and the Balkans, with a considerable amount of material that focuseson the Quincentennial celebrations held to commemorate the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492.

9.5 linear feet. (19 manuscript boxes)





SNAC Resource ID: 6345416

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