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Guide to the Academic Departments and Schools Series, American Jewish University Archives (Institutional Records)
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and Content:
  • Organization:
  • American Jewish University:
  • The Bel and Jack M. Ostrow Academic Library:
  • The Burton Sperber Memorial Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles:
  • The Lowy-Winkler Family Rare Book Center:
  • The University Archives:
  • Subjects:

  • Descriptive Summary

    Identifier/Call Number: CaLaAJUL1_Series5
    Title: Academic Departments and Schools, American Jewish University Archives (Institutional Records)
    Date (inclusive): 1947-2014 inclusive
    Collector: American Jewish University; University of Judaism; Brandeis-Bardin Institute (Brandeis, Simi Valley, Calif.)
    Repository: University Archives and Ostrow Library, American Jewish University

    15600 Mulholland Dr.
    Bel-Air. California 90077
    Extent: 7 Boxes (Boxes 15-21)
    Location: Physical files are housed at the Ostrow Library of the American Jewish University.
    Abstract: The records in this series contain materials related to Academic Departments and Schools (Series 5). Please see the finding aids for specific schools and departments for details about each subseries.
    Language: Materials are in English and Hebrew

    Administrative Information

    Access:

    This collection is open for research with permission from the Ostrow Library staff. Some materials may be restricted. Contact the Archive (sivanst3@gmail.com) or the Library (library@aju.edu).

    Accruals:

    Additions to this collection may be transferred regularly.

    Rights:

    Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreement, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright holder. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item], Academic Departments and Schools, Guide to the American Jewish University Archive, American Jewish University, Bel-Air, CA 90077.

    Acquisition Information:

    Collected by various members of the American Jewish University.

    Scope and Content:

    The records in this series contain materials related to Academic Departments and Schools (Series 5). Please see the finding aids for specific schools and departments for further details about each subseries.
    The American Jewish University Archive is a collection of documents, pamphlets, recordings, letters, publications, photographs, scrapbooks, and ephemera that document the history of the University of Judaism and the Brandeis-Bardin Institute which merged to become American Jewish University in 2007, depicting people, places and events at both campuses.

    Organization:

    The collection is Series 5: Academic Departments and Schools.
    • V. Academic Departments and Schools: 1947-2014
      • Subseries 1. School of Education: 1947-1962
      • Subseries 2. Graduate School 1947-1974
      • Subseries 3. University Institute 1960-1976
      • Subseries 4. Fine Arts Department 1953-1960
      • Subseries 5. School of Fine Arts 1961-1972
      • Subseries 6. Earl Warren Institute of Ethics and Human Relations 1961-1985
      • Subseries 7. Hebrew Teachers College & the College of Judaica 1961-1972
      • Subseries 8. Graduate School of Judaica 1971-1987
      • Subseries 9. Fine Arts Program & the Center for the Arts in Jewish Life 1974-1991
      • Subseries 10. Adult College of Jewish Studies 1973-1978
      • Subseries 11. University College of Jewish Studies 1972-1984
      • Subseries 12. David Lieber School of Graduate Studies ca. 1978-1999
      • Subseries 13. Continuing Education (Department of Continuing Education/Whizin Center for Continuing Education) 1977-2014
      • Subseries 14. Norman and Sadie Lee College 1982-1999
      • Subseries 15. William and Freda Fingerhut School of Education 1984-2014
      • Subseries 16. Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies 1991-2014
      • Subseries 17. American Jewish University College in Israel (AJUCI) 1995
      • Subseries 18. The College of Arts and Sciences 1990-2014
      • Subseries 19. Graduate School of Nonprofit Management ca. 2000-2010

    American Jewish University:

    The American Jewish University , with its Familian campus in Bel Air, California and Brandeis-Bardin campus in Simi Valley, California, is the outcome of the 2007 union of Brandeis-Bardin Institute (BBI) and the University of Judaism (UJ).
    In 1947, the University of Judaism was founded in Los Angeles, the vision of Dr. Mordecai Kaplan, the author of Judaism as a Civilization, who advocated the creation of an educational institution incorporating diverse elements of Jewish civilization and culture under one roof. To carry out his dream, he received the support of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York and the Bureau of Jewish Education of Los Angeles.
    Six years earlier, BCI was founded by Dr. Shlomo Bardin to safeguard against assimilation of young American Jews by making “the great ethical heritage of Judaism” relevant to them. Brandeis Camp Institute was named to honor our nation’s first Jewish Supreme Court Justice, Louis D. Brandeis, who was instrumental as the visionary and primary funder of Dr. Bardin’s initial programmatic endeavor. BBI was located for brief periods of time in Amherst, NH, Winterdale, PA and Hendersonville, NC before finding its home in 1947 in Simi Valley.
    For more information, please see our history page at the following link: http://aboutus.aju.edu/default.aspx?id=4742 .

    The Bel and Jack M. Ostrow Academic Library:

    The Ostrow Library , is designed to meet the needs of the University's faculty and students, as well as scholars conducting research in all fields of Jewish culture and civilization. Members of the general public are also invited to use the Library’s materials for personal enrichment and enjoyment. With approximately 110,000 print volumes, the library's collections have grown consistently through endowments, gifts of major private collections and an ongoing acquisition program.

    The Burton Sperber Memorial Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles:

    The Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library  at American Jewish University now serves as the official Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles. This new library succeeds the original Peter M. Kahn Jewish Community Library that was formerly housed at the Los Angeles Jewish Federation. Dedicated by his family in memory of noted Los Angeles philanthropist and landscape developer Burton Sperber, this library welcomes the entire Los Angeles Jewish community to enjoy its state-of-the-art facility including regularly scheduled programs for children and families as well as author and other literary encounters.

    The Lowy-Winkler Family Rare Book Center:

    The Lowy-Winkler Family Rare Book Center , a gift of Peter and Janine Lowy, is home to the Maslan Bible Collection. This unusual assemblage of exceptional volumes includes approximately 4,000 Bibles, some dating back almost to the inception of the printing press. This collection also features bible translations representing most of the written languages of the world, as well as the Kalman-Friedman Collection of Italian Judaica.

    The University Archives:

    The University Archives  of the American Jewish University is a collection of documents, pamphlets, recordings, letters, publications, photographs, scrapbooks, and ephemera that document the history of the University of Judaism and the Brandeis-Bardin Institute which merged to become American Jewish University in 2007, depicting people, places and events at both campuses.

    Photograph and Digital Archive:

    • The American Jewish University Digital Archive  includes photographs, scrapbooks, and ephemera that document the history of the University of Judaism and the Brandeis-Bardin Institute which merged to become American Jewish University in 2007, depicting people, places and events at both campuses. These photographs include great Jewish thinkers who founded AJU and were involved with its growth over the years. The creation of both institutions was made possible by philanthropists to whom we owe the building of University of Judaism and the Brandeis-Bardin Institute.

    Audio-Visual Archive:

    • The American Jewish University Audio-Visual Archive  is a collection of audio-visual records of lectures, shows, and events taking place at or produced by the American Jewish University (formerly University of Judaism and Brandeis-Bardin Institute) over the years.

    Louis Shub Documentation Center:

    • The Louis Shub Documentation Center  at the American Jewish University is a collection of thousands of articles from various newspapers and periodicals covering a range of subjects. Gathered by Dr. Shub, the former library director of the University of Judaism, the collection was used by students to research subjects such as Israeli and Jewish figures, Foreign Policy, Global Jewish Communities, Israel, the Middle East and many other issues and subjects. The importance of this collection is the juxtaposing of articles from major papers with those of small local papers both covering the same event. The finding aid to the collection can be viewed at: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c85h7jcf/ 

    Subjects:

    Note

    (Library of Congress Subject Headings)

    Personal and Corporate Names:
    American Jewish University
    Brandeis-Bardin Institute (Brandeis, Simi Valley, Calif.)
    University of Judaism
    Camp Ramah.
    Women's League for Conservative Judaism
    United Synagogue of America.
    Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
    National Women's League
    University Women of the University of Judaism
    Sinai Temple (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    Shub, Louis
    Lieber, David L.
    Greenberg, Simon, 1901-
    Wexler, Robert
    Turner, Justin G.
    Fligelman, Julius, 1895-1980
    Heschel, Abraham Joshua, 1907-1972
    Kohn, Jacob, 1881-1968
    Swig, Benjamin Harrison, 1893-1980
    Pressman, Jacob;
    Kaplan, Mordecai Menahem, 1881-1983
    Finkelstein, Louis, 1895-1991
    Levine, Sid
    Wise, Aaron M.
    Vorspan, Max
    Zemach, Benjamin
    Helfman, Max
    Warren, Earl, 1891-1974
    Eisenshtat, Sidney, 1914-2005
    Gindi, Elie M.
    Bergman, Martin
    Jospe, Erwin
    Alexander, Hanan A., 1953-
    Bradley, Tom, 1917-1998
    Dorff, Elliot N.
    Cohen, Gerson D. (Gerson David), 1924-
    Dortort, David
    Goodhill, Victor, 1911-
    Gordis, David M.
    Schulweis, Harold M.
    Glass, Judith
    Ray, Eric
    Krems, Nathan
    Ackerman, Walter I.
    Kahn, Peter M., 1878- [from old catalog]
    Gordis, Robert, 1908-
    Wolfson, Ron
    Cohen, Aryeh
    Oppenheim, Lois Hecht
    Schary, Dore
    Zevit, Ziony
    Familian, Isadore
    Seewack, Benjamin
    Ostrow, Jack
    Ostrow, Bel
    Easton, Harold

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    General Subjects:
    Judaism.
    Zionism and Judaism.
    Israel.
    Education.
    College presidents.
    Jewish college presidents
    Rabbis.
    Philanthropists
    Scholars.
    Art.
    Patrons of education
    Board of directors--United States.
    College administrators
    Libraries.
    Jewish artists
    Jewish college teachers
    Authors.
    Faculty, University
    Women.
    Musicians
    College campuses.