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Gussie K. Singer City of Hope Collection

Identifier: MS-0463

Scope and Contents

The Gussie K. Singer City of Hope Collection consists of tribute books, newsletters, certificates, and other papers, including a 1971 tribute book honoring Harry Bronstein.


  • Creation: 1971 - 2008


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

Founded in 1912 as the National Jewish Consumptive Relief Association of Southern California, in tents in Duarte, CA, the City of Hope offered treatment and services as a sanatorium for tubercular patients of any religious or ethnic background. Local chapters were started across the country to help raise funds for the hospital. The Gussie K. Singer Chapter #4 of the City of Hope was founded in 1928 as the Jewish Consumptive Relief Association of San Diego. It was the second chapter formed, and is the oldest chapter still in existence. The first chapter president was Anna Shelley. Norma Peskin was the president of Chapter #4 when the collection was donated in 2008 and had been president for many years. Debra Bronstein is the daughter of member Harry Bronstein.


0.42 Linear Feet (One Hollinger box)

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Custodial History

The materials in this collection were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2008 by Norma Peskin and Debra Bronstein (JHSSD #2008.02).

Source of Acquisition

The Jewish Historical Society of San Diego transferred this collection to Special Collections & University Archives on December 21, 2010.



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Gussie K. Singer City of Hope Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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