Scope and Content
Title: Sally Naiditch recordings of "The Monday Night Class"
Date (inclusive): 1963-1977
Collection number: 1970
Naiditch, Sally Anais.
4.5 linear ft.
Abstract: The Monday Night Class was made up of professionals and their spouses who wished to continue their education in the humanities
and social sciences. Members of the group included physicians, phychiatrists, dentists, business people and people associated
with the entertainment indusctry. The group first formed in the 1950s by Munn Feinberg, and Sally Anais Naiditch had responsibility
for the expansion and adminstration of the group from 1963 until the mid-1970s. Lectures were held in the homes of members,
usually starting at the Naiditch household in Los Angeles. In addition to organizing the lectures, Sally also recorded the
sessions. The collection is made up of an estimated 168 reel-to-reel and cassette tape audio recordings of lectures.
Language: Finding aid is written in
Language of the Material:
Materials are in English.
University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections
for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library
Special Collections for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library Special Collections. The library can grant
permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must
be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian, Library Special Collections. Credit shall be given as follows: The Regents
of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library Special Collections.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Leon and Paul Naiditch, 2012.
Processed by Gloria Gonzalez with assistance from Kelley Wolfe Bachli, July 2012.
[Identification of item], Sally Naiditch recordings of "The Monday Night Class" (Collection Number 1970). UCLA Library Special
Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
During the 1950s, Munn Feinberg established a weekly intellectual meeting with the aim of furthering education of a group
of local physicians, dentists, businessmen, and other professionals in the Los Angeles area. Known informally as "The Monday
Night Class," the lectures ranged in topics from American foriegn policy and international affairs to literature and philosophy.
From 1963 until the mid 1970s the class was expanded and administrated by Sally Anais Naiditch (1921-2002), who was responsible
for seeking out lecturers and often times hosting the class, which moved around to the homes of different members. Naiditch
documented this unusual educational opprotunity for accomplished professionals in Los Angeles by audio recording the lectures
and discussions using mostly reel-to-reel format.
Scope and Content
The collection is made up of an estimated 168 reel-to-reel and cassette tape audio recordings of lectures on topics ranging
from world affairs and American foreign policy to literature and philosophy. Most lectures pertain to the humanities and social
sciences. Specific topics are descriped in the scope and content note of each folder; lecture subjects include international
relations, religion, culture, political policy and philosophy, European and American history, art, literature, and aesthetics.
Each reel-to-reel audio tape recording contains multiple lectures, and the materials are arranged in chronological order.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Naiditch, Sally Anais --Archives.
Other Index Terms Related to this Collection
Sally Naiditch recordings of "The Monday Night Class"