Lasker Lodge Collection, 1887-1937
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Brief Description:

The contents of the collection consist of a bound  minute book, beginning with the first meeting on June 26, 1887 and ending with a meeting on January 23, 1922. In the minute book, besides the meeting minutes, there are lists of members, dues accounting and tributes to deceased members. Also included is The Yoval (Jubilee) Book commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the lodge, containing history, photos, tributes, advertisements and pages about later B’nai B’rith groups, women, young women and young men.

The materials in this collection were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2000 by the Astor Judaica Library of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla, California (JHSSD #2000.05.) 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: Lasker Lodge (1887-)
Volume: 0.42 Linear Feet
Acquired: 11/05/2009. 2000
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Biographical Note for Lasker Lodge (1887-) : The Independent Order of B’nai B’rith, founded in 1843, is the oldest continually operating Jewish service organization in the world, with lodges and chapters worldwide. The first San Diego lodge, the Lasker Lodge #370 was founded in 1887 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1937.  The lodge was named for Eduard Lasker.
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: Astor Judaica Library of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla, California
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PreferredCitation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Lasker Lodge Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.