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Elkus family papers, 1890-1975.
BANC MSS 2010/601 oversize folder 1; BANC MSS 2010/601 box 1; BANC MSS 2010/601 ; BANC MSS 2010/601
Collection Overview

Title:

Elkus family papers, 1890-1975

Creator/Contributor:

Elkus family.

Creator/Contributor:

B'nai B'rith, Etham Lodge No. 37 (Sacramento, Calif.)

Creator/Contributor:

Congregation B'nai Israel (Sacramento, Calif.)

Creator/Contributor:

Western Jewish History Center, 082.

Creator/Contributor:

Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1982.003.

Creator/Contributor:

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Abstract:

Genealogical material; a memorial book for Louis Elkus; a diamond jubilee book and other materials from B'nai Israel, including a testimonial booklet for Albert Elkus; certificates of appreciation for and speeches by Albert Elkus from B'nai B'rith's David Lubin Lodge; newspaper clippings and information about Albert Israel Elkus; and a golden wedding anniversary book for Albert and Bertha Kahn Elkus.

Date:

1890 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Elkus family -- Archives
Elkus, Albert
Elkus, Albert I. (Albert Israel) -- 1884-1962
Elkus, Bertha Kahn
Elkus, Louis -- 1826-1904
Congregation B'nai Israel (Sacramento, Calif.) -- Anniversaries, etc
Jews -- California -- Sacramento
Jewish families -- California -- Sacramento
Synagogues -- California -- Sacramento
Wedding anniversaries -- California -- Sacramento
Sacramento (Calif.) -- Genealogy
Sacramento (Calif.) -- Religious life and customs

Note:

Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 082.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1982.003.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Elkus family papers, BANC MSS 2010/601, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Louis Elkus (1826-1904) was an early pioneer and merchant in the Sacramento area, as well as a president of Sacramento's Congregation B'nai Israel (1861-1890). The merchant Albert Elkus was a mayor of Sacramento (1921-1925), a founder and a director of the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District for twenty-three years, and a president of B'nai Israel (1897-1915, 1926-1933). In addition, he was also a grand president of B'nai B'rith District Grand Lodge No. 4 and a member of the David Lubin Lodge, No. 37. Albert Israel Elkus (1894-1962) was a pianist and composer, in addition to being the chair of the Music Dept. of the University of California at Berkeley and the director of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Materials in English.

Type:

Certificates-California-Sacramento.
Family papers-California-Sacramento.
Genealogies-California-Sacramento.
Memorials-California-Sacramento.

Physical Description:

print
1 box and 1 oversize folder (.4 linear feet)

Language:

English

Identifier:

2006585547
BANC MSS 2010/601 oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 2010/601 box 1
BANC MSS 2010/601
BANC MSS 2010/601

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.