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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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  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Commission for the Preservation of Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries and Landmarks records
    Date (inclusive): 1962-2008
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 2010/716
    Creators : Judah L. Magnes Museum. Commission for the Preservation of Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries and Landmarks
    Extent: Number of containers: 4 cartons, 2 boxes, and 1 oversize folder (Linear feet: 4.6)
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: 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).
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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. 
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.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. 
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    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. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Commission for the Preservation of Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries and Landmarks records, BANC MSS 2010/716, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum. Commission for the Preservation of Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries and Landmarks--Archives
    Jewish cemeteries--California
    Jewish pioneers--California
    Jews--California
    Jews--California--Genealogy
    Jackson (Calif.)
    Mokelumne Hill (Calif.)
    Sonora (Calif.)
    Grass Valley (Calif.)
    Nevada City (Calif.)
    Placerville (Calif.)
    Western Jewish History Center. 069
    Judah L. Magnes Museum. WJHC 1968.031
    Bancroft Library. Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Commission for the Preservation of Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries and Landmarks records were gifted to The Bancroft Library by the Judah L. Magnes Museum in 2010.

    Accruals

    No future additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Collection is arranged into 7 series: Administrative, Legal, Correspondence, Cemetery Files, Research and Outreach, Financial, and Photographs.

    Processing Information

    Processed by the Judah L. Magnes Museum staff in 1968. Additional processing by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life staff in 2011.

    Biographical Information

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of administrative records, legal records, correspondence, files on individual cemeteries, research and outreach 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).