American Jewish University, Photograph Collection

Prepared by American Jewish University
American Jewish University
Ostrow Library
15600 Mulholland Dr.
Bel-Air, CA 90077
Phone: 310-440-1238
Fax: 310-476-5423
E-mail: library@aju.edu
http://library.aju.edu/
© 2009
All rights reserved.

American Jewish University, Photograph Collection

Collection number: CLJ3

American Jewish University

Bel-Air, CA 90077
Date Completed:
2009
Encoded by:
American Jewish University
© 2009. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: American Jewish University, Photograph Collection
Dates: 1947-2007
Bulk Dates: 1947-1999
Collection number: CLJ3
Creator: University of Judaism
Creator: Brandeis-Bardin Institute
Collection Size: 190 items 187 online items
Repository: American Jewish University
Bel-Air, CA 90077
Abstract: The American Jewish University Photograph Collection includes photographs and ephemera depicting people, places and events that document the history from 1941 to the present of the University of Judaism and the Brandeis-Bardin Institute which merged to become American Jewish University in 2007.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English Hebrew
Selected digitized images from this collection.

Access

Collection open for research.

Preferred Citation

American Jewish University, photograph collection. American Jewish University, Bel-Air, CA 90077.

Project Information

This collection features 200 photographs digitized as part of the California Local History Digital Resources Project ( LHDRP ), a multi-year program supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. These photographs were assembled from both campuses of American Jewish University. They were digitized in order to provide broader access to the cultural and social history of the Jewish community of the Great Los Angeles area. A foundational virtual collection of digital image objects was created, which are available to the public through the California Digital Library's (CDL) Calisphere and OAC websites.

Related Collections

To view the American Jewish University's Digital Archive, which includes over a thousand digitized photographs and records, please see http://cdm16061.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15008coll8

Administrative History

American Jewish University, with its Familian campus in Bel Air, California and Brandeis-Bardin campus in Simi Valley, California, is the outcome of the 2007 union of Brandeis-Bardin Institute (BBI) and the University of Judaism (UJ). For more information, please see the history page at the following link: http://library.aju.edu/default.aspx?id=6824 

Scope and Content of Collection

The American Jewish University Photograph Collection includes 200 digitized photographs and ephemera depicting people, places and events that document the history from 1941 to the present, of the University of Judaism and the Brandeis-Bardin Institute which merged to become American Jewish University in 2007. These photographs include great Jewish thinkers who founded AJU, Louis Ginzberg, the author of Judaism as a Civilization, at the University of Judaism, and Shlomo Bardin, a great Jewish educator at Brandeis. The creation of both institutions was made possible by philanthropists to whom we owe the building of University of Judaism and the Brandeis-Bardin Institute. Being located in close proximity to Hollywood, many movies stars the likes of Rock Hudson and Tony Curtis contributed to AJU both financially and with their participation in galas and educational offerings. The importance of American Jewish University within the City of Los Angeles is evidenced by the participation of Mayor Tom Bradley in the dedication of the new building of the University of Judaism Familian Campus in 1979.
The bulk of these photographs were taken by commercial photographers such as Otto Rothschild and Julius Shulman, who beautifully captured the historical landmark building The House of the Book at the Brandeis-Bardin Institute. Items digitized represent a fraction of the archived material housed at both the Familian Campus and Brandeis-Bardin Campus of American Jewish University. Consult the library for further information.

Subjects

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Artson, Bradley Shavit
Bardin, Shlomo 1898-
Bradley, Tom, 1917-1998
Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941
Buber, Martin, 1878-1965
Dorff, Elliot N.
Ginzberg, Louis, 1873-1953
Lieber, David L.
Shub, Louis
Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904-1991
Wiesel, Ellie, 1928-
Califano, Joseph A., 1931-
Douglas, William O.
Glazer, Miriyam, 1945-
Gordis, David M.
Hope, Bob, 1903-2003
Hudson, Rock, 1925-1985
Shulman, Julius
Wapner, Joseph A.
Warren, Earl, 1891-1974
Ben-Ari, Raikin
Dassa, Dani
Helfman, Max
Novorr, Jerry
Pressman, Jacob
Temianka, Henri
Vorspan, Max
Zevit, Ziony
Sonderling, Jacob, 1878-1964
Kohn, Jakob
Engel, Samuel G., 1904-1984
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Brandeis, Simi Valley (Calif.)
Camp life
Rabbis
Scholars
Philosophers
Philanthropists
Judaism
Brochures
Clippings
Invitations
Pamphlets
Photograph albums
Photographs