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Abraham Nasatir Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0465

Scope and Contents

The Abraham Nasatir Papers consist of correspondence, articles, written by or about Nasatir and his wife; photographs, newspaper clippings, materials from various Jewish institutions in San Diego, items about Nasatir Hall at SDSU, and materials on the destruction of their home and rescue of their papers.

The materials in this collection were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2005 by the estate of Ida Nasatir (JHSSD #2005.03.) It was transferred to the Library and Information Access December 21, 2010.

Dates

  • 1939-1996

Creator

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

Abraham Nasatir was born in 1906 in Santa Ana, California. He entered UC Berkeley at the age of 14, and received his PhD in history at age 21. While studying at Berkeley he met his future wife, Ida Hirsch, an English student also attending the school.

After marrying in 1929, the couple moved to San Diego where Nasatir began a 50-year teaching career at San Diego State College. Focusing on his fields of Spanish border and Mississippi valley history, and Gold Rush history, Nasatir published 14 books and and numerous articles. He also served as vice-consul for Paraguay and Ecuador.

As an Orthodox Jew, he was a leader and educator of the Jewish community. Nasatir Hall on the SDSU campus is named for him.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Custodial History

The materials in this collection were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2005 by the estate of Ida Nasatir (JHSSD #2005.03.) It was transferred to the Library and Information Access December 21, 2010.

Source of Acquisition

Jewish Historical Society of San Diego

Accruals

2010-048

Title
Abraham Nasatir Papers
Status
Completed
Date
12/21/2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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