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Fanny Jaffe Sharlip memoirs, 1947.
BANC MSS 2010/707 box 1; BANC MSS 2010/707
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Fanny Jaffe Sharlip memoirs, 1947


Sharlip, Fanny Jaffe., creator


Western Jewish History Center, 255.


Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1978.013.


Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


Online Archive of California


The collection consists of handwritten notebooks and a typescript of "My Memoirs" that describe her early family life in Russia, interactions between Jews and gentiles, immigration to the U.S., settlement and family life in California, and her reaction to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. The memoir also provides her impressions of radical labor leaders Emma Goldman and Job Harriman and descriptions of her lifelong work in social service and with individuals stricken with tuberculosis.


1947 (issued)


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Sharlip, Fanny Jaffe -- Archives
Goldman, Emma -- 1869-1940
Harriman, Job -- 1861-1925
Jews, Russian -- California -- Los Angeles
Jewish radicals -- United States
Jewish women -- California -- Los Angeles
Jewish women -- Family relationships -- California -- Los Angeles
Labor leaders -- United States
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906
Tuberculosis -- Patients -- California -- Los Angeles
Women in charitable work -- California -- Los Angeles
Women labor leaders -- United States
Russia -- Emigration and immigration
Russia -- Ethnic relations
United States -- Emigration and immigration


Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 255.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1978.013.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Fanny Jaffe Sharlip memoirs, BANC MSS 2010/707, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Fanny Jaffe came from a small town in Russia and, in 1889, immigrated to the U.S. After she worked in a clothing factory in Philadelphia, she married Ben Sharlip, the brother of her best friend, and moved to Los Angeles where they opened a small corner grocery.
Materials in English.


Memoirs-California-Los Angeles.
Notebooks-California-Los Angeles.
Typescripts-California-Los Angeles.

Physical Description:

1 box (.4 linear feet)




BANC MSS 2010/707 box 1
BANC MSS 2010/707



Copyright Note:

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

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My memoirs : Sharlip, Fanny Jaffe.