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Eileen S. Wingard Collection

Identifier: MS-0509

Scope and Contents

This Eileen S. Wingard Collection consists of Wingard's papers pertaining to the music committee of the east county Jewish Community Center and includes of photocopies of scripts for honorarium banquets, programs, correspondence, the contents of seven scrapbooks of newspaper articles and memorabilia, photographs of various events, and a guest book from the Jewish Community Center. The collection is arranged into three series: Organizational Records, Scrapbooks, and Photographs. Each series is filed in chronological order.


  • Creation: 1970 - 1985


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

A native of Chicago, Eileen Wingard grew up in Los Angeles, where she studied music at UCLA, eventually becoming a Fulbright Scholar and continuing studies in Germany. As a professional music teacher and violinist, Wingard played with the San Diego Symphony for over 35 years. She also played with the San Diego Opera Orchestra and the La Jolla Chamber Orchestra and has written and lectured extensively on musical topics. She was chair of the Music Committee of the East County (54th Street) JCC and its major driving force for over 18 years.

The Committee existed in various forms from 1958 to the mid 1990s. In the late 1990s the East County JCC was closed and Jewish cultural events shifted to the Lawrence Family JCC in University City. The Music Committee programs served as a venue for musicians, either local or visiting. There were virtuoso concerts; music marathons; honorary dinners for those who contributed to musical life; a performing choir; the Jewish Community Center Symphony Orchestra (now located at Tifereth Israel Synagogue) and any manner of special events during the year, organized by volunteers and professional musicians.


0.84 Linear Feet (Two Hollinger boxes)

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Custodial History

The Eileen S. Wingard Collection was donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2001 (JHSSD #2001.01). It contains materials about the Music Committee at the East County (54th Street) Jewish Community Center. In September, 2009, Wingard donated two scrapbooks from the Music Committee compiled by Sally Sachs (deceased), committee historian. Together with the Cantor Henri Goldberg Collection, this collection provides a very comprehensive picture of this San Diego Jewish cultural institution. The processed collection was donated to SDSU's Special Collections and University Archives in 2014.

Source of Acquisition

The Jewish Historical Society of San Diego transferred this collections to Special Collections & University Archives in 2014.



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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