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Finding Aid to the Commission for the Preservation of Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries and Landmarks records, 1962-2008
BANC MSS 2010/716  
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Description
The collection consists of administrative records, legal records, correspondence, research and publicity materials, some financial records, and photographs of the commission at work and of the pioneer Jewish cemeteries (the photos date mainly from circa 1963 through 1995).
Background
The Commission for the Preservation of Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries and Landmarks was formed in 1962 to assist in the preservation of pioneer Jewish cemeteries located in the California Mother Lode. It currently holds title to six pioneer Jewish cemeteries at Jackson, Mokelumne Hill, Sonora, Grass Valley, Nevada City, and Placerville, California, marking the Gold Rush era beginning of Jewish settlement in northern California. Following tradition, the Jewish pioneers' first communal activity was to found burial societies. Their cemeteries are today's major link to the vanished Jewish communities of that time and place.
Extent
Number of containers: 4 cartons, 2 boxes, and 1 oversize folder (Linear feet: 4.6)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.