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Abraham Nasatir Papers, 1939-1996

Collection Overview

Title: Abraham Nasatir Papers, 1939-1996

Creator: Nasatir, Abraham (1906-1991)

Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 12/21/2010

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Abraham Nasatir Papers consist of correspondence, articles, written by or about Nasatir and his wife; photographs, newspaper clippings, materials from various Jewish institutions in San Diego, items about Nasatir Hall at SDSU, and materials on the destruction of their home and rescue of their papers.

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.

Biographical Note

Abraham Nasatir was born in 1906 in Santa Ana, California.  He entered UC Berkeley at the age of 14, and received his PhD in history at age 21.  While studying at Berkeley he met his future wife, Ida Hirsch, an English student also attending the school.

After marrying in 1929, the couple moved to San Diego where Nasatir began a 50-year teaching career at San Diego State College.  Focusing on his fields of Spanish border and Mississippi valley history, and Gold Rush history, Nasatir published 14 books and and numerous articles.  He also served as vice-consul for Paraguay and Ecuador.

As an Orthodox Jew, he was a leader and educator of the Jewish community.  Nasatir Hall on the SDSU campus is named for him.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

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 Source: Jewish Historical Society of San Diego

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Abraham Nasatir Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Miscellaneous, 1961-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 2: HolocaustAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Talks on Torah PortionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Congresswoman Beth Jacob, 1976-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Newspaper Clipping, 1951-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Abe Nasatir-Life StoriesAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Abe Nasatir-The HistorianAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1974-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Newspaper Clippings-Abe Nasatir's Work, 1939-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Questionaires for Abe Nasatir for Bella Hirsch (Personal and Professional)Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Nasatir Hall, 1986-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 12: JCC Task ForceAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Re: Elizabeth BrowningAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Speeches, Prayers, EulogiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Condolences on Fire, July-August 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Newspaper Clippings: Abe Nasatir-House FireAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Ronald May-Saving The Nasatir Papers, June 30, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Abe Nasatir: Newspaper Clipping-House FireAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Nasatir Papers after Fire-Preservation EffortAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Documents From The Ashes: The Rescue Of The Nasatir PapersAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Nasatir Five Relief Fund and Costs of Freeze-Drying PapersAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Homecoming Reception After Fire, October 19, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Abe Nasatir: Donor Correspondence No.1Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Abe Nasatir: Donor Correspondence No.2Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Nasatir Fire Relief Project ClosureAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Memorial and Funeral-Abe NasatirAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Obituaries Abe NasatirAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Condolences to Ida NasatirAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Speeches in MemoriamAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Last Will and TestamentAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Nasatir Family TrustAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Tribute BookletsAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Na'amat Tribute BooksAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: San Diego Hebrew Day SchoolAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: BookletsAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: "Adventures in Scholarship" A. Nasatir, AuthorAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Nasatir Family TreeAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Abe Nasatir-MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: PhotosAdd to your cart.