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Elena Saad Collection, 1997-2001 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Elena Saad Collection, 1997-2001Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Saad, Elena

Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 07/21/2015

Subjects: Jews--California--San Diego, Jews--Mexico--Tijuana

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection mainly consists of 37 Audio tapes of interviews of Mexican Jews in Tijuana and San Diego from the mid 1990's in Spanish, conducted by Elena Saad for a Master’s Thesis entitled, "La Comunidad Israelita de Tijuana" (The Jewish community of Tijuana).  The collection includes newspaper clippings, correspondence, handwritten and printed materials regarding her research on the Jews of Tijuana. Most of the materials are in Spanish. General descriptions of the material in English were completed by Marilyn Tom.

Biographical Note

Elena Fishman de Saad was born in Mexico City. In Mexico she raised four children and then began her studies, receiving  a graduate degree in history  from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in 1977. The family came to San Diego in 1982 and Saad began studies for a Master's Degree at UCSD. She presented papers at various academic conferences in Latin America and the United States.

Subject/Index Terms

Jews--California--San Diego

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 (JHSSD)

Related Materials: For more information please see

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Elena Saad Collection, 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: Newspaper ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: San Diego Jewish Book Fair Lecture, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Association of Jewish Libraries Conference, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Alberto Benguiat - History of the Israelite Community in TijuanaAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Cantor Max FurmanskyAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Louis MendelsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Francisco Rivas PuigcerverAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Carlos SalasAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Jack Swed AutobiographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Ken Jewish CommunityAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Miscellaneous InterviewsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Miscellaneous NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Curriculum Vitae and  Handwritten ThesisAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: "La Communidad Judia de Tijuana Estabilidad y Cambio" [Thesis]Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Papers by Other AuthorsAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Audio Interview TapesAdd to your cart.

Box 1 of 2 of Audio Interviews of Tijuana Jews in Spanish:

Rabbi Shlomo Elhayer Adato; Mario Adato; Sara Artenstein; Nathan Artenstein; Salomon Kanosky; Alberto Benguiat; Cesar Reynoso Jr.; Olga Cardoso Carboney; Conference in the JCC on the History of Mexico; Conference UCSD San Diego- Tijuana; Hilda Furmansky; Matti Galicot; Janche Galicot; Jose Galicot; Anita Goldstein; Gregorio Goldstein; Samuel Izigzon Gremberg; David Saul Guakil; Historia Rancho Tijuana; Bertha Ilco

Folder 17: Audio Interview TapesAdd to your cart.

Box 2 of 2 of Audio Interviews of Tijuana Jews in Spanish

Ivan Ilco; Anita Maya; David Ostrovsky; Angela Ostrovsky; Zejaria Ozeri; Rabbi Polichenco; Carlos Salas; Sofia Modelevsky de Segal; David Shatz; Miriam Shatz; Shirley Swed; Jack Swed; Anita Tobias; Silvia Waisburd; Jerry Wellman;

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