Myron Shelley San Diego Hebrew Home for the Aged Collection, 1947-1995
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Brief Description:

The Myron Shelley San Diego Hebrew Home for the Aged Collection consists of the operational and fiscal records of the San Diego Hebrew Home for the Aged, dating from 1973 to 1995. It also includes some records from the North Shores B'nai B'rith Lodge (1963-1973), the Anti-Defamation League Council (1961-1978), the Community Relations Committee of the United Jewish Federation (1971-1976), the Temple Youth League of Temple Beth Israel (1947), and the Guardians of San Diego, the fundraising arm of the Hebrew Home for the Aged, or the Seacrest Village Retirement Communities (1975-1990.)

The materials in this collection were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2000 by Myron Shelley (JHSSD #2000.03.) It was transferred to the Library and Information Access November 5, 2009.

Held at:
Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA 92182 8050
Phone: 619-594-6791
Email: askscua [at]
Created by: Shelley, Myron
Volume: 5.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 11/05/2009.
More information is available at
Biographical Note for Shelley, Myron :

Myron Shelley served on the Board of Directors for the Hebrew Home for the Aged, as well as serving on its Campaign Committee for fundraising.

The San Diego Hebrew Home for the Aged, whose records are the greatest part of this collection, is a beneficiary agency of the United Jewish Federation of San Diego County, and was founded to care for the elderly members of the Jewish communities of San Diego. The first Jewish Home for the Aged in San Diego was founded in 1944 with ten beds by the Jolly Sixteen, a women's social and benevolent group. A much larger facility opened in 1952, in partnership with the Jewish Community Center on 54th Street and in 1989 the Hebrew Home expanded and moved to northern San Diego County.

Over the years, the Hebrew Home for the Aged has conducted many campaigns to raise funds for equipment, personnel, and more bed capacity as needs arise. It provides a full range of services including medical care, supervision of acute and chronic illnesses, personal daily living needs, psychological and social needs, as well as recreational activity. As of 2009, the Hebrew Home for the Aged, known as the Seacrest Village Retirement Communities, is located on two sites in San Diego's North County -- one is in the coastal city of Encinitas and the other is in the inland city of Poway.

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Independent Order of B’nai B’rith
Genres/Forms of Material
Organizational Records
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
Acquisition Notes: Myron Shelley
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PreferredCitation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Myron Shelley San Diego Hebrew Home for the Aged Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.