University of Arizona Library Manuscript Collection SJA 009
This collection consists of audio cassette tapes which contain either interviews or lectures which are relevant to the history of Jews who settled in the American Southwest or to more general Jewish topics. The bulk of the tapes consists either of interviews with the descendants of pioneer Jewish families in this region or are recordings of accounts of prejudice (especially anti-Semitism) or intolerance which were given at the Anne Frank Exhibit's tolerance talks at Tucson's Jewish Community Center in September of 1995. Major topics of the testimonies given include prejudice against Jews, blacks, and homosexuals.
There are also two tapes with recordings of Sephardic songs and prayers in this collection.
47 taped programs (some programs consist of more than one cassette). Approximately 1.5 linear feet.
Collected or donated to the Bloom Southwest Jewish Archives from various sources.
There are no restrictions on Access to this collection.
Request for permission to publish from the collection should be discussed with the Manuscripts Librarian. It is the researcher's responsibility to obtain the necessary publication rights and Copyright clearances for any planned publication.
The audio tapes have been arranged alphabetically according to the name of the recorded speaker or the subject of the discussion or lecture. Tapes should be requested by number.
Tape / Contents
Southwest Jewish Archives Audio Tapes
1. Achley, Guy; Bremer, Fred, 1995
A: Testimony of Guy Achley at the Anne Frank tolerance discussions.
B: Testimony of Fred Bremer at the Anne Frank tolerance discussions.
2. Bloom Southwest Jewish Archives, 1991 (Two tapes)
Opening program at the dedication of the archives. Speakers include Abraham Chanin, Floyd Fierman, Harriet Rochlin, Fred Rochlin.
3. Breger, Bertha, 1991
Talk by Bertha Breger in which she discusses the history of Jews in Tucson.
4. Brooks, Benjamin, 1987 (Tucson)
Interview by Dave Laughlin (?) with Benjamin Brooks concerning the "Arizona Post."
5. Capin, Zellie, 1997
Interview by Melissa Amado with Zellie Capin concerning the Capin family and its many business dealings.
6. Cargas, Harry James, 1995
A: Performance by members of the Grace St. Paul Church of Cargas's musical "I Never Saw Another Butterfly."
B: Lecture on the Holocaust given by Cargas at the Anne Frank tolerance discussions.
7. Chanin, Abraham, 1990
Chanin discusses the Bloom Southwest Jewish Archives and a conference on the "hidden Jews" of the Southwest on a radio broadcast.
8. Chanin, Abraham, ca. 1990 (Two tapes)
Lectures entitled "From Spain to the Southwest" given by Chanin.
9. Classen, Susan; Tang, Esther, 1995
A: Testimony of Susan Classen at the Anne Frank tolerance discussions.
B: Testimony of Esther Tang at the Anne Frank tolerance discussions.
10. Cohen, Judith, n.d.
Compilation of Sephardic songs by Judith Cohen under the title "Primavera en Salonica."
11. Danoff, Izzy, 1988 (Tucson)
Interview by Abe Chanin (?) with Izzy Danoff concerning his family's migration to New Mexico and Arizona as homesteaders.
12. Duckstein, Lucien; Tucson Police Department, 1995
A: Testimony of Lucien Duckstein at the Anne Frank tolerance discussions.
B: Presentation by the Tucson Police Department entitled "Voice of Hate."
13. Gold, Sylvia Lehman, 1987 (Sun City, AZ) [poor sound quality]
Interview by Abe Chanin (?) with Sylvia Lehman Gold
14. Goldbaum, Emma V., 1990 (Tucson)
Interview by Abe Chanin (?) with Emma V. Goldbaum concerning her family's history.
15. Grant, Lillian Lopez; Levkowitz, Bertie, 1995
A: Testimony of Lillian Lopez at the Anne Frank tolerance discussions.
B: Testimony of Bertie Levkowitz at the Anne Frank tolerance discussions.
16. Gustoff family, n.d.
Lecture on the Gustoff family of Taos, New Mexico, by Susan Campbell.
17. Hargrove, Jesse; Kozolchyk, Billie, 1995
A: Public service announcement given in Spanish by Billie Kozolchyk.
B: Testimony of Jesse Hargrove at the Anne Frank tolerance discussions.
18. Hernandez, Francis, 1991 (?)
Hernandez speaks at the Society for the Study of Hidden Jews in Taos, New Mexico.
19. Hernandez, Mona; Trujillo, Gloria, 1991
Interview with Mona Hernandez and Gloria Trujillo in Fort Burguin, New Mexico.
20. Hispanic Center director, n.d.
Lecture by the director of the Hispanic Center (at New Mexico State University?) in which he discusses the possibility that there are Chicano people of [crypto-] Jewish heritage, and what the implications of that would be.
21. "International Conference on the Inquisition in the Americas and the Hidden Jews of the Southwest," 1991. Held at the Bloom Southwest Jewish Archives.
A: Lecture by Dr. Abraham Peck of the American Jewish Archives.
B: Lecture by Rabbi Jacob Ott.
22. Jensen, Henning; Senor, Irving, 1995
A: Lecture by Henning Jensen entitled "Choice to Be Moral: The Danish Experience" at the Anne Frank tolerance discussions.
B: Testimony of Irving Senor at the Anne Frank tolerance discussions.
23. Kozolchyk, Billie; the "Third Street Kids," 1995
A: The "Third Street Kids" of the Children's Theater put on a performance entitled "What the Heck is Normal?" at the Anne Frank tolerance discussions.
B: Testimony of Billie Kozolchyk at the Anne Frank tolerance discussions.
24. Kozolchyk, Shaun, 1995
Testimony of Shaun Kozolchyk at the Anne Frank tolerance discussions in which she describes her participation in the "March of the Living" program of Jewish youth who journey to Poland.
25. Krupp, Alvin and Janet, 1991 (Safford, AZ)
Interview by Abe Chanin (?) with Alvin and Janet Krupp concerning his family's migration from Lithuania to El Paso and their subsequent settlement in Safford, Arizona.
26. Las Cruces, New Mexico's Jewish History, 1991 (Four tapes)
History of the Jews of Las Cruces, New Mexico as presented by the New Mexico Jewish Historical Society.
27. Lehman, Carl, 1990 (Sun City, AZ)
Interview by Abe Chanin (?) with Carl Lehman concerning his family's migration from Germany to New Mexico, via Safford, Arizona.
28. Levenson, Sherman and Fanny, 1987 (Two tapes)
Interview with Sherman and Fanny Levenson in which they describe the history of the Jews of La Mesa, New Mexico.
29. Levy, Esther Farber, 1987
Interview by Abe Chanin (?) with Esther Farber Levy concerning family history.
30. Lewkowitz, Herman, 1990
Interview with Jerry Lewkowitz in which he discusses the life of his father, Herman Lewkowitz.
31. Lisitsky, Charles, 1988
Interview by Abe Chanin with Charles Lisitsky concerning the history of his family's stores in Arizona.
32. Marshall, Jonathan, 1990
Interview by Abe Chanin (?) with Jonathan Marshall concerning family history. His grandfather (?) was Louis Marshall, U.S. lawyer and president of the American Jewish Committee.
33. Mechles, Leon, 1993.
Interview by Tim Boling with Leon Mechles concerning the Holocaust.
34. Melczer, Mrs. Ed, 1989
Interview by Abe Chanin (?) with Mrs. Ed Melczer concerning family history (especially in Nogales, Arizona).
35. Mills, Cliff, n.d.
Interview with Cliff Mills in which he describes the history of the Jews of Taos, New Mexico, at the turn of the century.
36. New Mexico's "Hidden Jews," 1988
National Public Radio program on New Mexico's so-called "hidden Jews."
37. Oberman, Heiko; Chanin, Abraham, n.d.
A: Lecture by Heiko Oberman entitled "The Roots of Anti-Semitism."
B: Lecture by Abraham Chanin entitled "Jewish Roots of the University of Arizona."
38. Oberman, Heiko; Fortune, E. Anne; Pakier, Freddi, 1995 (Two tapes)
38.1 A: Testimony of Freddi Pakier at the Anne Frank tolerance discussions.
B: Lecture (Part 1) by Heiko Oberman entitled "Witness to Persecution and Survival" given at the Anne Frank tolerance discussions.
38.2 A: Lecture (Part 2) by Heiko Oberman entitled "Witness to Persecution and Survival" given at the Anne Frank tolerance discussions.
B: Testimony of E. Anne Fortune at the Anne Frank tolerance discussions.
39. Resnick, Ed, 1990 (Phoenix)
Interview by Abe Chanin (?) with Ed Resnick concerning family history.
40. Rutz, Rebecca, 1987
Interview by Dave Laughlin (?) with Rebecca Rutz concerning the "Arizona Post."
41. Sephardic songs and prayers, 1992
Compilation of Sephardic songs and prayers distributed in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Jews' expulsion from Spain.
42. Singer, Isaac Bashevis, n.d. (Tucson) (Two tapes)
Interview with Isaac Bashevis Singer in which he discusses his life and work.
43. Solomon / Lesinsky family, n.d.
Readings from articles related to the Solomon / Lesinsky family of Clifton, Arizona.
44. Stern, Eugene, n.d. (Albuquerque)
Interview with Charna Stern in which she talks about her father, Eugene Stern.
45. Strong, Douglas Morgan; Clarke, Ray, 1995.
A: Testimony of the Rev. Douglas Morgan Strong at the Anne Frank tolerance discussions.
B: Testimony of Ray Clarke at the Anne Frank tolerance discussions.
46. Williams, Frances; Stern, Charna, 1988
Interview with Francis Williams and Charna Stern in which they discuss the history of the Jews of Las Cruces, New Mexico.
47. Zuckerman, La Dell, 1991 (Las Cruces, NM)
Interview by Abe Chanin with La Dell Zuckerman concerning family history in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
BLOOM SOUTHWEST JEWISH ARCHIVES AUDIO CASSETTE TAPES SUBJECT FIELDS:
Jews - West (U.S.)
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
West (U.S.) - Ethnic relations
West (U.S.) - History
Jews - Arizona
Jews - New Mexico
Singer, Isaac Bashevis