The contents of the Lipinsky Institute for Judaic Studies Collection reflects financial, educational, and organizational matters that the LIJS handled over the course of its operational years
1985 – 2006, along with documents of the Jewish Studies Program at SDSU from as early as 1966, pre-dating the organization
of the Lipinsky Institute in 1985. Several interim directors of the LIJS were named before Dr. Lawrence Baron was appointed
as the Nasatir Endowed Chair in Modern Jewish Studies, and Director of the Lipinsky Institute for Judaic Studies at San Diego
State University in 1988. The collection consists primarily of paper records, including correspondence, newspaper articles,
and photographs, generated over the twenty year history of the LIJS at SDSU, as well as those years at which a Jewish Studies
Program existed at SDSU, predating the foundation of the LIJS. The materials in this collection have been loosely chronologically
In 1984, SDSU faculty members, administration and members of the San Diego community joined together to coordinate and support
teaching and research in Judaic studies with the establishment of the Lipinsky Institute for Judaic Studies (LIJS) at San
Diego State University. The focus of the Institute was to provide an organizational vehicle for the Jewish Studies Program
at SDSU while providing an emphasis in Modern Jewish History and contemporary Jewish and Israeli affairs. The conceptual design
of the Institute required course work to be developed and expanded for SDSU students and for the Institute to provide seminars,
colloquia, and resource people to the community for up-to-date information regarding historical perspectives and Israeli current
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Collections and University Archives can only grant permission to publish materials for which it is the copyright holder.
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This collection is open for research.