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Rose Neumann Collection

Identifier: MS-0504

Scope and Contents

The Rose Neumann Collection contains the personal papers of San Diego businesswoman and philanthropist Rose Neumann, and includes correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and certificates of appreciation.


  • Creation: 1938 - 1982


Conditions Governing Access

This collection 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.

Biographical Note

Rose Neumann was a native of Austria who came to San Diego in 1911. She helped start the first Jewish newspaper in San Diego, the San Diego Jewish Bulletin and she helped found several of the Jewish benevolent organizations that exist in the 21st century. Along with her husband, Al Neumann, they opened a hardware store on 6th Avenue, near Market Street, in downtown San Diego. Neumann was affiliated with many organizations, including the USO, the United Jewish Federation, Hadassah, the Braille Institute, the Jolly Sixteen, the Jewish Welfare Society (known as Jewish Family Service), Federated Jewish Charities, Ladies Hebrew Aid Society, United Jewish Appeal, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, San Diego War Chest, and Tifereth Israel's Daughters of Israel. Rose Neumann died in 1981.


0.41 Linear Feet (One half-size Hollinger box and one flat file)

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Custodial History

The materials in this collection were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2010 by Arthur Neumann, son of Rose and Al Neumann (JHSSD #2010.01). 

Source of Acquisition

The Jewish Historical Society of San Diego transferred this collection to Special Collections & University Archives on December 11, 2013.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego CA 92182-8050 US