Ida Nasatir Papers, 1897-1995
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Brief Description:

The collection consists of press clippings, book reviews, correspondence, obituaries, and a yellow star that reads "Juif" worn by a French holocaust survivor and given to Nasatir during a visit to Paris.

The materials in this collection were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2005 by the estate of Ida Nasatir (JHSSD #2005.03.) It was transferred to the Library and Information Access December 21, 2010.

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: Nasatir, Ida (1910-2005)
Volume: 1.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 12/21/2010.
Biographical Note for Nasatir, Ida (1910-2005) :

Ida Nasatir was born in Denver, Colorado in 1910.  She attended UC Berkeley, where she majored in English.  She met her husband, Abraham Nasatir, while at Berkeley.  They married in 1929, and came to San Diego when Abraham accepted a teaching position on the faculty at San Diego State College.

Ida Nasatir was an English teacher, specializing in working with emotionally handicapped children at San Diego High School.  She also taught adult education programs.  She was very active in the Jewish community, where she was well known as a teacher, book reviewer, and writer. She chronicled community members by writing their obituaries.

Nasatir traveled widely in Europe and South America with her husband throughout his career.  She wrote about their travels in detailed correspondence and articles.  She passed away in 2005.

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Genres/Forms of Material
Personal Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
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Acquisition Notes: Jewish Historical Society of San Diego
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PreferredCitation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Ida Nasatir Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.