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Ida Nasatir Papers, 1897-1995 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Ida Nasatir Papers, 1897-1995Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1940-1995

Primary Creator: Nasatir, Ida (1910-2005)

Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 12/21/2010

Forms of Material: Artifacts, Personal Papers, Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

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

Related Materials: For more information please see

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

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Ida Hirsch Nasatir-Family and Education, 1897,1946-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Articles by Ida Nasatir, 1959-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Articles about IdaAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Abraham Hurlich, 1941-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Abraham Nasatir, 1984-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Ida Nasatir-Career as a TeacherAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Collected PoetryAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: PrayersAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Anti-Semitism-Holocaust-Stories-Letters-ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Articlesand Letters About JudaismAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Ida Nasatir AwardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Paris TripAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Life in Spain and Later CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence to and from Ida and AbeAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence to and from Ida and about IdaAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence from Harry GoldenAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Eulogies by Ida Nasatir (A-L)Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Eulogies and Obituaries by Ida Nasatir (M-Z)Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Obituaries written by Ida Nasatir-Partial or UnknownAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Speeches and Torah Commentaries by IdaAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Speeches (Parts of)Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Beth Jacob-Educational CenterAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: San Diego Hebrew Day School and MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: S.D.S.U. and Lipinsky Institute at S.D.S.U.Add to your cart.
Folder 26: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Book ReviewsAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Notes from: The Penitent (Novel)Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Notes: "A Look at Books"Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Notes from: My Mother's Sabbath DaysAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Notes from: The Last Angry ManAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Notes from: Anne Frank RememberedAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Notes from: Fear No EvilAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Biography of Ida NasatirAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Certificate, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Oversized-MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Item 37: "Book of Names and Addresses" by Edmund DulacAdd to your cart.
Item 38: "A Novel: The Penitent" by Isaac Bashevis SingerAdd to your cart.
Item 39: "The Last Angry Man, A Novel" by Gerald GreenAdd to your cart.
Item 40: "Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family" by Miep Gites with Alison Leslie GoldAdd to your cart.
Item 41: "My Mother's Sabbath Days, A Memoir" by Chaim GradeAdd to your cart.
Item 42: "Fear No Evil" by Natan SharanskyAdd to your cart.

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