Western Jewish Studies Association Collection
Scope and Contents
The Western Jewish Studies Association Collection contains the association's business records and official documents including correspondence, newsletters, flyers, membership lists, dues receipts, conference materials and proposals from conference speakers. The collection is arranged in chronological order.
- 1994 - 2007
- Western Jewish Studies Association (WJSA) (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collections is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The copyright interests in some or all of these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creator(s) of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of archival collections is such that multiple creators are often applicable and copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. In any case, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, obtaining publication rights and copyright infringement. When requesting images from Special Collections & University Archives for publication, we require a signed agreement waiving San Diego State University of any liability in the event of a copyright violation.
The Western Jewish Studies Association was started in 1995 by Dr. Lawrence Baron of San Diego State University as an alternative to the Association for Jewish Studies. At the time, The Association for Jewish Studies at the time met every December in Boston, Massachusetts. For Jewish scholars in the Western United States it was a difficult time of year to travel and an expensive trip. The WJSA presented these scholars with a venue that was more convenient and less expensive, thus allowing a greater participation from the western part of the country.
1 Linear Feet (One records carton)
Language of Materials
This collection was donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego by the the founder and president of the Western Jewish Studies Association Dr. Lawrence Baron in 1999 (JHSSD #1999.04).
Source of Acquisition
The Jewish Historical Society of San Diego transferred this collection to Special Collections & University Archives on December 11, 2013.
Accruals and Additions
- Western Jewish Studies Association Collection
- Bonnie Harris
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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