Reference Collection

The Reference Collection is housed in the Florence Helzel Collection Study, and includes standard reference works, catalogs raisonné, monographs, and other materia

Amulet for the protection of pregnant women and newborn children [Kochi, Kerala, India, 18th century)

Amulet for the protection of pregnant women and newborn children
Collected in India (before 1976)  

Collection Information
Size: 
17" x 23" (43x58 cm.)
Collection #: 
2007.0.65
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Chi Phi Sigma Club scrapbooks and photographs, circa 1937-1993

Chi Phi Sigma was an Oakland, California club for Jewish girls between the ages of 16 and 18. The club was organized in 1937 for social and philanthropic pursuits.

Collection Information
Author / Creator: 
Chi Phi Sigma Club (Oakland, Calif.)
Size: 
1 box (.4 linear feet)
Collection #: 
BANC MSS 2010.629 (WJHC 1997.011 AR1)
Dates: 
1937 - 1993

Magnes collection of Western Jewish Americana obituaries and biographies

The collection consists of photocopies of obituaries and biographies for that appeared mainly in Western US Jewish newspapers and newsletters between the early 1970s and the late 2000s.

Collection Information
Author / Creator: 
Judah L. Magnes Museum. Western Jewish History Center
Size: 
1 carton and 2 boxes (1.8 linear feet)
Collection #: 
BANC MSS 2010.740
Dates: 
1970 - 2008

Bresler (Boris) papers, 1939-2000

Boris Bresler was born in 1918 and raised in a Russian émigré Jewish community in Harbin, China.

Collection Information
Author / Creator: 
Bresler, Boris, 1918-2000
Size: 
11 cartons (13.75 lf)
Collection #: 
BANC MSS 2010/742

Etrog Containers

The etrog (Heb.

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Illustrated Judeo-Persian Manuscripts

Two illustrated Judeo-Persian manuscripts depicting biblical scenes.

85.46.1 and 85.46.2
Gift of Chimon Mayeri and Family

Collection Information
Collection #: 
85.46
Dates: 
1850 - 1950
Place of Creation/Publication: 
Isfahan, Iran
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The Benveniste Family in Salonika (Thessaloniki)

Dr.

Collection Information
Collection #: 
2012.2.1-5
Place of Creation/Publication: 
Salonika
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Aleph Zadik Aleph, Monterey Bay Chapter, Number 355 charter, 1939 Oct.

Aleph Zadik Aleph was a boys organization created and supported by B'nai B'rith.

Collection Information
Author / Creator: 
Aleph Zadik Aleph. Monterey Bay Chapter, Number 355 (Santa Cruz, Calif.)
Size: 
1 oversize folder
Collection #: 
BANC MSS 2010/662

Levy (Wolf) storefront lithograph, 1879

A lithograph print probably from a plate used to produce De Pue and Company's 1879 Atlas of Yolo County, California.

Collection Information
Size: 
1 oversize folder
Collection #: 
BANC MSS 2010/660