Records, 1947-1960.


University of Judaism (Los Angeles). Records, 1947-1960.

Records, 1947-1960.

This group of records of the University of Judaism in Los Angeles consists mainly of administrative correspondence, 1947-1960. Also included are materials from commencement exercises, 1951, 1953-1955, and five reel-to-reel tapes recording a banquet for the University at the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel, December 28, 1948. A sixth tape records a 1947 ceremony at the University. The University of Judaism plus later administrative matters, particularly fundraising among members of the Hollywood film industry. Correspondents include professors, staff, and board members; University of California faculty members Lawrence Powell and Robert G. Sproul; and Hollywood figures including Louis B. Mayer, Harry Warner, and Dore Schary. Of interest is correspondence with author Chaim Potok, then director of Camp Ramah on the West Coast. Also of interest is correspondence relating to Martin Buber's visit to the University.

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Mayer, Louis B. (Louis Burt), 1885-1957 (person)

Potok, Chaim. (person)

Chaim Potok was born on 17 February 1929 in the Bronx, New York, to Benjamin Max Potok and Mollie Friedman Potok, who raiseds the eldest of their four children in the Orthodox Jewish faith. Potok attended Orthodox schools and graduated college with a degree in liberal arts and theology as a Conservative rabbi. After serving in the United States Army as a chaplain in Korea from 1955 to 1957, he taught at the University of Judaism and married Adena Sara Mosevitzsky in 1958. In 1966, after receivin...

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Schary, Dore (person)

Dore Schary (1905-1980) was an American motion picture producer and playwright. From the description of Dore Schary collection of letters by Confederate soldiers, 1861-1864. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122456033 Motion picture writer and producer. From the description of Reminiscences of Dore Schary : oral history, 1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122512760 Motion picture producer an...

Sproul, Robert Gordon, 1891-1975 (person)

Sproul was at this time the president of the University of California; according to Alma's letter, he was a personal acquaintance of General Mark Clark, the U.S. high commissioner in Austria in the immediate postwar period. Ida was Robert's wife. From the description of Correspondence with Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, 1943-1946. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155864521 Personal correspondence and papers as President and President Emeritus of the U...

Buber, Martin, 1878-1965 (person)

Buber was a German-Jewish religious philosopher, biblical translator and interpreter, and master of German prose style. Miriam and Naëmah Beer-Hofmann were daughters of the Austrian dramatist and poet Richard Beer-Hofmann and Pauline Lissey. From the description of Letters to Miriam and Naëmah Beer-Hofmann, 1961-1965. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 78544052 Buber was a Jewish philosopher, who taught in Frankfurt, 1924-1933, and Jerusalem, 1938-1951. ...

University of Judaism (Los Angeles) (corporateBody)

The University of Judaism, the West Coast branch of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (located in New York), was founded in Los Angeles in 1947. Initially a Jewish teachers training institute, the University of Judaism grew to include undergraduate, continuing education, and rabbinical preparatory programs. From the description of Records, 1947-1960. (Jewish Theological Seminary of America). WorldCat record id: 145508743 ...

Greenberg, Simon, 1901- (person)

President, University of Judaism, Los Angeles, Calif. From the description of Correspondence to Chaim Potok, 1954-1985. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 700037967 ...

Warner, Harry T., 1870- (person)

Jewish Theological Seminary of America (corporateBody)

Collecting area: Materials dealing with all aspects of Jewish life. From the description of Repository description. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155524648 The Jewish Theological Seminary of America moved into its new campus at 3080 Broadway in the Morningside Heights section of New York City in 1930. The complex was designed by the architectural firm Gehron and Ross, with David Levy, Associate Architect. The construction of the buildings was funded by donations from Louis ...

Powell, Lawrence Clark (person)

Biography Brian Laird is an author, attorney, and law professor who produced books on tape and videotaped recordings of readings by Lawrence Clark Powell (1906-2001), a prominent author and university librarian at UCLA. In the late 1990s, Laird produced audio collections of Glowing Heart of the World and Lawrence Clark Powell's Southwest which were published by Singing Wind Audio. Laird also recorded Powell reading his novel, The Blue Train, ...