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Myron Shelley San Diego Hebrew Home for the Aged Collection

Identifier: MS-0421

Scope and Contents

The Myron Shelley San Diego Hebrew Home for the Aged Collection consists of the operational and fiscal records of the San Diego Hebrew Home for the Aged, dating from 1973 to 1995. It also includes some records from the North Shores B'nai B'rith Lodge (1963-1973), the Anti-Defamation League Council (1961-1978), the Community Relations Committee of the United Jewish Federation (1971-1976), the Temple Youth League of Temple Beth Israel (1947), and the Guardians of San Diego, the fundraising arm of the Hebrew Home for the Aged, or the Seacrest Village Retirement Communities (1975-1990.)


  • Creation: 1947 - 1995
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1970 - 1979


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.

Historical Note

Myron Shelley served on the Board of Directors for the Hebrew Home for the Aged, as well as serving on its Campaign Committee for fundraising.

The San Diego Hebrew Home for the Aged, whose records are the greatest part of this collection, is a beneficiary agency of the United Jewish Federation of San Diego County, and was founded to care for the elderly members of the Jewish communities of San Diego. The first Jewish Home for the Aged in San Diego was founded in 1944 with ten beds by the Jolly Sixteen, a women's social and benevolent group. A much larger facility opened in 1952, in partnership with the Jewish Community Center on 54th Street and in 1989 the Hebrew Home expanded and moved to northern San Diego County.

Over the years, the Hebrew Home for the Aged has conducted many campaigns to raise funds for equipment, personnel, and more bed capacity as needs arise. It provides a full range of services including medical care, supervision of acute and chronic illnesses, personal daily living needs, psychological and social needs, as well as recreational activity. As of 2009, the Hebrew Home for the Aged, known as the Seacrest Village Retirement Communities, is located on two sites in San Diego's North County -- one is in the coastal city of Encinitas and the other is in the inland city of Poway.


4 Linear Feet (Four records cartons)

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Custodial History

The materials in this collection were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2000 by Myron Shelley (JHSSD #2000.03).

Source of Acquisition

The Jewish Historical Society of San Diego transferred this collection to Special Collections & University Archives on November 5, 2009.



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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