Abraham Nasatir Papers
Scope and Contents
The Abraham Nasatir Papers consist of correspondence, articles by and about Abraham and Ida Nasatir, photographs, newspaper clippings, materials from various Jewish institutions in San Diego, items about Nasatir Hall at SDSU, and materials on the destruction of the Nasatirs' home the and rescue of their papers.
- Creation: 1939 - 1996
- Nasatir, Abraham (Person)
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This collection is open for research.
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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.
1 Linear Feet (One records carton)
Language of Materials
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).
Source of Acquisition
The Jewish Historical Society of San Diego transferred this collection to Special Collections & University Archives on December 21, 2010.
- Abraham Nasatir Papers
- Bonnie M. Harris, Fern Kohn, and Laurel Schwartz
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