Guide to the Papers of Victor D. Sanua
1938-2009

ASF AR-30

Processed by Rachel S. Harrison as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation.

American Sephardi Federation

Center for Jewish History

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Rachel S. Harrison in December 2009. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Victor D. Sanua
Title: Papers of Victor D. Sanua
Dates:1938-2009
Dates:bulk 1960-2005
Abstract: This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Victor D. Sanua, including published and unpublished articles, materials used in researching these articles, correspondence, and documentation of the various organizations with which Professor Sanua was involved. These materials reflect his work as a psychologist and his active involvement with the history of Jews from Egypt. In addition, there are various materials relating to various Sephardic communities, Israel and the Middle East and cultural factors in mental illness, particularly among Arabs and Jews.
Languages: The collection is in English and French with some Ladino, Arabic, Hebrew, Spanish, Turkish, Italian, German, and Portuguese.
Quantity: 30 linear feet
Identification: ASF AR-30
Repository: American Sephardi Federation
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Biographical Note

Victor D. Sanua, research professor in psychology and scholar of the Jewish community of Egypt, was born in Cairo on July 22, 1920 to a prominent family. Among his cousins were James Sanua, a writer and Egyptian nationalist, and Moise Sanua, who was the secretary to the Chief Rabbi of Egypt, Rabbi Nahum Effendi. Sanua’s mother was born in Turkey and his father, while born in Egypt, was of Turkish origin. However, the family held Italian citizenship and spoke mainly French, the language of commerce in Egypt, and Ladino. The family moved to Belgium when Victor was around seven, where they lived for several years until returning to Cairo in 1933. Sanua learned English in order to attend the Lincoln School, the preparatory school for the American University in Cairo, from which he graduated in 1939. After spending several years working at a number of jobs, including the Indian Red Cross, the British Army and the Office of War Information of the United States, he returned to the American University in Cairo and received his undergraduate degree in 1945 and an additional undergraduate degree in 1949.

Sanua immigrated to the United States in 1950 and obtained a degree in psychology from Bowling Green University and then his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Michigan State University in 1956, where he wrote his dissertation on differences of personality adjustment among different generations of American Jews and non-Jews. After interning at New York University’s Bellevue Medical Center, he became a Russell Sage Foundation Research Fellow at the Payne Whitney Clinic of the Cornell University Medical College and participated in the epidemiological mental health research of the MidTown Manhattan Study. Sanua then became a Research Fellow in Social Science and Medicine at the Harvard University Department of Social Relations and Psychiatry, where he began a cross-cultural research study in schizophrenia.

Sanua obtained his first faculty appointment in 1960 at Yeshiva University's Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Also in 1960, Sanua began his position as the director of research at the Associated YM-YWHA of Greater New York, a position he held until 1965. He also taught social psychology at City College of New York, Adelphi University and St. John’s University in Queens from 1980 until his retirement from active teaching in 1990. He was a research professor at St. John’s University from his retirement until his death and continued to publish articles on psychology, particularly on social and cultural factors in mental illness. He took sabbaticals at the Sorbonne in 1965-1967, where he was awarded a Fulbright Lectureship, at Tel Aviv University and Tel Hashomer Hospital in 1973-1974, where he treated initial psychiatric casualties during and after the Yom Kippur War, and produced studies on war, bereavement, and post-traumatic stress disorder, and at Hospital Sainte-Anne in Paris in 1987-1988.

After retiring from St. John’s University, Sanua maintained his active involvement with many professional organizations for psychology as well as participating in several organizations for Sephardic Jewry, particularly the study of Jews from Egypt. He was president of the International Council of Psychologists and a founder and Vice President of the Interamerican Society of Psychology. He was also the president of the Academic Division of the New York State Psychological Association and a fellow in seven divisions of the American Psychological Association. He received the Wilhelm Wundt Award for his outstanding contributions to psychology.

He was instrumental in the founding of the Historical Society of Jews from Egypt in 1995 and, after some internal disagreements within that organization, the International Association of Jews from Egypt in 1997. Under the auspices of the IAJE, Sanua helped to organize an international conference about the history of the Jewish community in Egypt, published a series of newsletters about this community and established contacts around the world with Jews from Egypt, many of whom contributed to the newsletter. The Jewish community of Egypt had reached close to 80,000 in the 1920s but was almost completely dispersed in the wake of the founding of Israel and the Suez Crisis in 1956. It is estimated that fewer than 100 Jews remain in Egypt today. This dramatic exodus is similar to those from other Arab and Islamic countries. It is estimated that between 800,000 and 1,000,000 Jews were either expelled or left the Arab countries between 1948 and the early 1970s. In 2005, Sanua published Egyptian Jewry: A Guide to Egyptian Jewry in the Mid-Twentieth Century, a collection of the IAJE newsletters as well as other articles he had written on the history of Egyptian Jewry, including his own experiences.

Sanua married Stella Sardell, who was of Syrian Jewish heritage, in 1956 and they had two children together, David and Marianne. Victor Sanua died July 12, 2009, 10 days before his 89th birthday.

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Scope and Content Note

The Papers of Victor D. Sanua consist of correspondence, writings by Sanua and others, patient files, student coursework, newspaper clippings, questionnaires, memorial books for Israeli soldiers, bank statements, genealogical records, offprints, mailing lists and labels, newsletters, publications, and photographs and photographic negatives relating to Sanua’s career as a psychologist and his work with psychological and Jewish organizations. There is also a great deal of material that Sanua used in his research on mental health and on various Jewish topics, mainly the Jewish community of Egypt, the Middle East and Israel and various Sephardic communities and concerns. A majority of the collection is organized into subject files, some of which may have been used for research purposes. In addition, there are articles and academic papers written by David and Marianne Sanua, Victor Sanua’s children. Some of the correspondence is neither to nor from Sanua but instead belongs to family members or colleagues, such as his wife, his cousin Moise Sanua and Louis Levy, the founder and president of the American Association of Jewish Friends of Turkey, among others.

Among Sanua’s writings are several articles about psychology and Arabs, Jews and the Arab-Israeli conflict as well as articles about how social and cultural differences can contribute to mental illness. Much of his professional correspondence concerns his activities with the International Association of Jews from Egypt, including the 1997 conference at Columbia University and the IAJE newsletters. Sanua corresponded with many important figures in the Jewish academic and communal world, particularly those in the Sephardic community, including Rabbi Marc Angel, Bernard Lewis, and Louis Levy, and with members of the Egyptian-Jewish community, both those who remain in Egypt and exiles in France, Australia, Canada, the United States, and elsewhere.

Much of the collection is made up of newspaper clippings and printed emails and articles that reflect Sanua’s main areas of interest, namely psychology, psychopathology, psychopharmacology, Egyptian Jewry, Sephardim, and the Middle East. The materials in this collection date from 1938-2009 with the bulk dating from 1960-2005. The majority of the collection is in English and French, although various documents are in Ladino, Arabic, Hebrew, Spanish, Turkish, Italian, German, and Portuguese. The collection consists of 60 manuscript boxes comprising 30 linear feet.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically and, within this order, chronologically by earliest dated document. When the materials came in, they were arranged in general subject categories and, within these categories, in labeled folders. These categories have been maintained as the series and subseries. Materials have been put into new folders but otherwise left as they were, including the folder titles, which are often quite general. There are multiple copies of the same document in several different folders in different series. For example, an article that Sanua wrote about his childhood in Egypt might be found in folders containing his writings, correspondence, materials for his book, family genealogy, Jews from Egypt, International Association of Jews from Egypt, and possibly others. Also, since the materials were kept in their original order, the dates of the folders overlap so that materials from a certain year might be in several folders in several different series or subseries. For example, a researcher interested in the psychological implications of the Arab-Israeli conflict should look at multiple folders containing Sanua’s writings and research material and subject files folders about Arabs, Jews, psychology, the Jews from Egypt, Israel, and Jews from the Arab world in the Sephardic topics subject files. Sanua’s original folder titles have been maintained and loose materials have been placed into folders and given the same labels as existing folders. The collection has been divided into four series and, within these, into several subseries.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
American Sephardi Federation, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
email: info@AmericanSephardiFederation.org or Rbelinfante@ASF.CJH.org

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Related Material

The American Sephardi Federation has a copy of Sanua’s book Egyptian Jewry: A Guide to Egyptian Jewry in the Mid-Twentieth Century, the book about Raphael Patai that Victor Sanua edited and War, Stress and Bereavement: A Report on Psychological and Social Services in Israel During the Yom Kippur War. The YIVO library has copies of several of Sanua’s works about Jews and Social Science, including Preliminary Research Findings in Jewish Community Centers, A Survey of the Needs of Jewish Social Science Research and Sanua’s PhD dissertation, Differences in Personality Adjustment among Different Generations of American Jews and Non-Jews. The American Jewish Historical Society has Mental Illness and Other Forms of Psychiatric Deviance among Contemporary Jewry, Overview. In addition, ASF has works by many of the scholars and members of the International Association of Jews from Egypt with whom Sanua was in contact, including Ada Aharoni, Bat Ye’or, Jacques Hassoun, Joel Beinin, and Andre Aciman as well as copies of many of the IAJE newsletters. The YIVO library and AJHS also have copies of works by Marianne Sanua, including Going Greek: Jewish College Fraternities in the United States, 1895-1945 and Let Us Prove Strong: the American Jewish Committee, 1945-2006. The American Sephardi Federation received several photo albums from Victor Sanua’s sister Odette Benjamin in November 2009.

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Separated Material

There is no information about materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Papers of Victor D. Sanua; ASF AR-30; box number; folder number; American Sephardi Federation.

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Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the American Sephardi Federation by Victor Sanua in August 2007–July 2008 and by his son David Sanua in August-December 2009.

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Access Points

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Container List

 

Series I: Professional Materials, 1947-2004

40 folders
Scope and Content:

This series contains writings by Victor Sanua about the history of the Jews from Egypt, his own experiences growing up in Cairo and various articles about psychology in general and about psychology and the Jews. The articles that were collected together in binders have remained in the order in which Sanua placed them, with duplicates and alternate versions following in the same order. There are also research materials that Sanua directly used in writing these articles, mainly data sets and questionnaires used to gather statistics about the Jews from Egypt. There is also a folder of articles by Marianne Sanua and some patient and student files that have been restricted.

Subseries 1: Writings, 1957-2004

25 folders
BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 "The Attitude of American Jews towards Israel" 1966-1970
1 2 Book Reviews 1962-1997
1 3 "Can We Reach the Unaffiliated Jew" 1970-1971
1 4 Collected Articles 1979-1984
1 5 Collected Articles 1975-1985
1 6 Collected Articles 1973, undated
1 7 Collected Articles 1967-1973
1 8 Documentation on behalf of Jews from Egypt 1970-1998
BoxFolderTitleDate
2 1 Egypt 1957-2002
2 2 "From Mohammed to Khomeini"; "The Psychiatry of the Arab Peasantry and its Implications for the Arab-Israeli Conflict"; "Psychological Intervention in the Arab World: 1975-1980
2 3 "How Not to Arrange for an International Conference" 1987
2 4 "Jewish Authoritarianism, Jewish Education and Prejudice" 1969
2 5 Jews and Identity 1963-1977
2 6 On the Jews from Egypt which appeared in Image Magazine 1997-1998
2 7 On the Jews from Egypt which appeared in Image Magazine 1997-1998
BoxFolderTitleDate
3 1 "Psychological Testing of Arab and Jewish Students in Israel" 1981
3 2 Psychology and the Middle East 1970-1979
3 3 "Psychopathology among Jews"; "Contemporary Studies of Sephardi Jews in the United States" 1973-1982
3 4 Psychopharmacology 1996-2004
3 5 Publications Lists 1963-1974, undated
3 6 Schizophrenia and Autism 1962-1981
3 7 "Studies in Mental Illness and Other Psychiatric Deviances among Contemporary Jewry" 1989
BoxFolderTitleDate
4 1 War and Bereavement 1973-1980
4 2 War and Bereavement 1973-1983
4 3 Articles by Marianne Sanua 1990-1998

Subseries 2: Research Materials, 1947-1993

15 folders
BoxFolderTitleDate
4 4 Jewish Research Data 1969-1986, undated
4 5 Jewish Research Data 1970-1992, undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
5 1 Jewish Research Data undated
5 2 Jewish Research Data undated
5 3 Jewish Research Data undated
5 4 Questionnaire on Egyptian Jewry 1992-1993
5 5 Questionnaire on Egyptian Jewry 1992-1993
BoxFolderTitleDate
6 1 Questionnaire on Egyptian Jewry - France 1992-1993
6 2 Curriculum Vitae and Professional Biographies 1983-1995, undated
6 3 Lecture Announcements 1965-1987
6 4 Patient Files - RESTRICTED 1990-1993
6 5 Student Work - RESTRICTED 1947-1967
6 6 Student Work - RESTRICTED 1970-1973
6 7 Student Work - RESTRICTED 1973-1976
6 8 Student Work - RESTRICTED 1976, undated
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Series II: Correspondence and Personal Materials, 1938-2008

93 folders
Scope and Content:

This series consists of Victor Sanua’s professional and personal correspondence as well as some personal documents, such as materials about his cousin James Sanua, legal documents about a vacation house, printouts of a joke listserv he was part of, family genealogy, and Victor Sanua's journals. There is some overlap between the professional and the personal correspondence since he was friendly with some of his professional contacts. Sanua organized some of his correspondence in binders either alphabetically by correspondent or alphabetically by country of the correspondent. This organization was maintained. Included within the genealogical papers are also autobiographical excerpts and digital scans of family photos.

Subseries 1: Professional Correspondence, 1950-2008

71 folders
BoxFolderTitleDate
7 1 General Correspondence 1950-2007
7 2 General Correspondence 1963-1973
7 3 General Correspondence 1970-2006
7 4 General Correspondence 1973-2005
7 5 General Correspondence 1974-1991
7 6 General Correspondence 1975-1994
BoxFolderTitleDate
8 1 General Correspondence 1975-2007
8 2 General Correspondence 1997-2002
8 3 American Jewish Committee Consultation on the Jewish Family Conference 1977
8 4 American Professors for Peace in the Middle East 1983-1989
8 5 Arabs 1971
8 6 Boca Raton, FL Legal Papers 1998
8 7 David H. Chasey and Bob Zenhausern 1998
8 8 Cruise to Monuments of Ancient Lands 1999
BoxFolderTitleDate
9 1 Dor le Dor video 1996-1998
9 2 Anne Dorre 1995-1999
9 3 Funny 1992-2006
9 4 Funny 1996-2005
9 5 International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology 1993-2003
9 6 Jewish Research 1960-1971
9 7 Jewish Research 1978-1989
9 8 Personal and Business Expenses 1996-1999
BoxFolderTitleDate
10 1 Professors 1996-1998
10 2 Psychology 1996
10 3 Professional Correspondence 1992-2004
10 4 Professional Correspondence 1994-2001
10 5 Professional Correspondence 1994-2002
10 6 Professional Correspondence 1995-2003
10 7 Professional Correspondence 1996-1998
BoxFolderTitleDate
11 1 Professional Correspondence 1997-2001
11 2 Professional Correspondence 1998-2003
11 3 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by correspondent) A-L 1969-2000
11 4 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by correspondent) M-O 1969-2000
11 5 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by correspondent) P-Z 1969-2000
11 6 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by correspondent) A-J 1970-2001
11 7 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by correspondent) K-Z 1970-2001
BoxFolderTitleDate
12 1 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by correspondent) A-L 1992-2002
12 2 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by correspondent) M-Z 1992-2002
12 3 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by correspondent) A-G 1993-2001
12 4 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by correspondent) H-Z 1993-2001
12 5 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by correspondent) A-M 1993-2002
12 6 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by correspondent) N-Z 1993-2002
12 7 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by correspondent) A-F 1996-2003
12 8 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by correspondent) G-Z 1996-2003
BoxFolderTitleDate
13 1 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by correspondent) A-Z 1996-2004
13 2 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by correspondent) A-Z 1997-1999
13 3 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by correspondent) A-Z 1997-1999
13 4 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by correspondent) A-M 1999-2001
13 5 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by correspondent) N-Z 1999-2001
BoxFolderTitleDate
14 1 Professional Correspondence - Australia 1997-2003
14 2 Professional Correspondence - England 2000-2003
14 3 Professional Correspondence - France 1986-1998
14 4 Professional Correspondence - France 1989-2001
14 5 Professional Correspondence - France 1999-2003
14 6 Professional Correspondence - Israel 1963-1973
14 7 Professional Correspondence - Israel 1970-1975
14 8 Professional Correspondence - Israel 1970-1984
BoxFolderTitleDate
15 1 Professional Correspondence - Israel 1972-1993
15 2 Professional Correspondence - Israel 1978-1992
15 3 Professional Correspondence - Israel 1985-1992
15 4 Professional Correspondence - Israel 1996-2002
15 5 Professional Correspondence - Italy 2001-2008
15 6 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by country) A-C 1992-2001
15 7 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by country) E-G 1992-2001
BoxFolderTitleDate
16 1 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by country) I-T 1992-2001
16 2 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by country) A-E 1993-2004
16 3 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by country) F-G 1993-2004
16 4 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by country) I-N 1993-2004
16 5 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by country) O-T 1993-2004
16 6 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by country) A-F 1998-2003
16 7 Professional Correspondence (alphabetical by country) I-O 1998-2003

Subseries 2: Friends and Family Correspondence, 1950-2006

12 folders
BoxFolderTitleDate
17 1 Family Correspondence 1950
17 2 Family Correspondence 1950-1951
17 3 Family Correspondence 1951
17 4 Family Correspondence 1951
17 5 Friends and Family Correspondence 1971-1996
17 6 Friends and Family Correspondence 1971-1996
BoxFolderTitleDate
18 1 James Sanua / Abu Naddara Materials 1952-1997
18 2 Moise Sanua 1957-1993
18 3 Moise Sanua 1958-1986
18 4 Moise Sanua 1958-1987
18 5 Stella Sanua 1976-2000
18 6 Stella Sanua (death) 2006

Subseries 3: Personal Materials, 1938-2008

10 folders
BoxFolderTitleDate
19 1 Sanua Family Genealogy 1972-2000
19 2 Sanua Family Genealogy 1995-2008
19 3 Sanua Family Genealogy 1996-1998, undated
19 4 Sanua Family Genealogy 2002-2006
BoxFolderTitleDate
20 1 Sanua Family Genealogy - Haskay Cemetery, Istanbul 1992
20 2 Victor Sanua's Journals 1938-1943
20 3 Victor Sanua's Journals 1942
20 4 Victor Sanua's Journals 1943
20 5 Victor Sanua's Journals 1944
20 6 Victor Sanua's Journals 1945-1946
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Series III: Subject Files, 1938-2009

243 folders
Scope and Content:

This series consists of materials that Sanua organized by subject, and that he possibly used for his writings and professional research. Most of the documents in this series were originally grouped by subject and in labeled folders. This organization has been maintained. Any materials that were originally loose have been put into folders and labeled according to Sanua’s own system. The general subject files concern mainly Jews and Arabs as well as psychology. Many of the subject files relate to the Jews from Egypt and Sephardic communities, particularly Jews from Arab countries who left or were expelled in the 1940s and 1950s. Some of the materials that have been labeled as ‘Jews from Egypt’ relate only to Egypt, rather than the Jewish community of Egypt. The documents in the Professional Organizations subsubseries relate to the two organizations dedicated to Egyptian Jewry that Sanua helped to found, the Historical Society of Jews from Egypt and the International Association of Jews from Egypt.

Subseries 1: General, 1954-2006

51 folders
BoxFolderTitleDate
21 1 Antisemitism 1966-2005
21 2 Arabs 1956-1977
21 3 Arabs 1956-1994
21 4 Arabs 1964-1987
BoxFolderTitleDate
22 1 Arabs 1974-1998
22 2 Arabs 1976-1996
22 3 Arabs 1989-1998
22 4 Arabs 1996-2003
22 5 Arabs 1999-2004
22 6 Arabs 2000-2005
BoxFolderTitleDate
23 1 Arabs 2001-2002
23 2 Arabs 2001-2004
23 3 Arabs 2001-2004
23 4 Arabs 2001-2004
23 5 Arabs 2001-2004
23 6 Arabs 2002-2005
BoxFolderTitleDate
24 1 Arabs 2002-2005
24 2 Arabs 2002-2006
24 3 Arabs 2003-2005
24 4 Arabs 2003-2006
24 5 Arabs 2004-2005
24 6 Arabs - Muslim-Jewish History 1986-1989
24 7 Arabs - Sirhan Sirhan Clippings 1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
25 1 Death and Bereavement 1969-1973
25 2 Death and Bereavement 1973-1974
25 3 Death and Bereavement 1974-1988
25 4 Health and Genetics 1991-2004
25 5 Health and the Jews 1966-1986
25 6 Iran and the Iranian Revolution 1978-1980
25 7 Jewish Studies at Universities 1988-2001
BoxFolderTitleDate
26 1 Jews 1957-1974
26 2 Jews 1960-1977
26 3 Jews 1968-1972
26 4 Jews 1975-1989
26 5 Jews 1984-1997
BoxFolderTitleDate
27 1 Jews 1989-1996
27 2 Jews 1992-2005
27 3 Jews 1999-2006
27 4 Jews - Australia 1986-1991
27 5 Jews - France 1974-1987
27 6 Politics 1991-2006
27 7 Psychology 1965-2003
27 8 Psychology and the Jews 1954-1966
BoxFolderTitleDate
28 1 Psychology and the Jews 1954-1977
28 2 Psychology and the Jews 1961-1967
28 3 Psychology and the Jews 1967-1993
28 4 Psychology and the Jews 1968, undated
28 5 Psychology and the Jews 1968, undated
28 6 Psychology and the Jews 1970-1988
BoxFolderTitleDate
29 1 Psychology and the Jews 1971-1980
29 2 Psychology and the Jews 2000

Subseries 2: Jews from Egypt, 1938-2009

102 folders

Subsubseries 1: General, 1938-2009

41 folders
BoxFolderTitleDate
29 3 Jews from Egypt 1938-1957
29 4 Jews from Egypt 1955-1983
29 5 Jews from Egypt 1961-1986
BoxFolderTitleDate
30 1 Jews from Egypt 1966-1985
30 2 Jews from Egypt 1971-1989
30 3 Jews from Egypt 1977-1999
30 4 Jews from Egypt 1978-1993
30 5 Jews from Egypt 1983-2004
BoxFolderTitleDate
31 1 Jews from Egypt 1987-2000
31 2 Jews from Egypt 1992-2004
31 3 Jews from Egypt 1992-2005
31 4 Jews from Egypt 1993-1999
31 5 Jews from Egypt 1993-2000
BoxFolderTitleDate
32 1 Jews from Egypt 1994-1997
32 2 Jews from Egypt 1996-2003
32 3 Jews from Egypt 1996-2005
32 4 Jews from Egypt 1996-2006
32 5 Jews from Egypt 1997-2005
BoxFolderTitleDate
33 1 Jews from Egypt 1999-2004
33 2 Jews from Egypt 1999-2006
33 3 Jews from Egypt 2002-2009
33 4 American University in Cairo 1967-2003
33 5 Amicale Alexandrie 1997-2004
33 6 Amicale Alexandrie Hier et Aujourd'hui 1996-2005
33 7 Association of Jews from Egypt (UK) 2000-2008
BoxFolderTitleDate
34 1 Association pour la Sauvegarde du Patrimonie Culturel des Juifs d'Egypte (France) 2000-2009
34 2 Bassatine News 1995-1999
34 3 Bat Ye'or (Gisele Littman) 1976-1997
34 4 Books used as Resources 1996-2000
34 5 Cairo Geniza 1964-1997
34 6 Cattaui Family 1944, 1994
34 7 Central Zionist Archives Copies 1949-1968
34 8 "Changing Representations of Jews in Egyptian Cinema" by Leah Harris undated
34 9 Clippings 1988-1997
BoxFolderTitleDate
35 1 Clippings and Articles 1993-2007
35 2 Misha Greselot Caricatures 1942-2004
35 3 Israeli Academic Center in Cairo Bulletin 1988-2003
35 4 Gamal Abdel Nasser 1970-1972
35 5 Victor Sanua's Book 2002-2006
35 6 Victor Sanua's Book 2003-2008
35 7 Victor Sanua's Book 2004-2008

Subsubseries 2: Correspondence, 1985-2008

15 folders
BoxFolderTitleDate
36 1 General Correspondence 1985-1994
36 2 General Correspondence 1996-2004
36 3 General Correspondence 1996-2006
36 4 General Correspondence 1996-2008
36 5 General Correspondence 1999-2001
BoxFolderTitleDate
37 1 American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc. 1998
37 2 Jack Feldstein 2000-2001
37 3 France 1992-1999
37 4 Marion Germain 1997-1999
37 5 Hakim Family 1997-1998
37 6 Tarek Heggy 2005
37 7 Aaron Kiviat 2000-2004
37 8 Juliana Maio 2001-2002
37 9 "Second Exodus" Documentary 1998
37 10 Clement Soffer 1992-1997

Subsubseries 3: Professional Organizations, 1994-2008

46 folders
BoxFolderTitleDate
38 1 Historical Society of Jews from Egypt 1994-1997
38 2 Historical Society of Jews from Egypt 1994-2006
38 3 Historical Society of Jews from Egypt 1995-1996
38 4 Historical Society of Jews from Egypt 1995-1996
38 5 Historical Society of Jews from Egypt 1995-1997
38 6 Historical Society of Jews from Egypt 1995-1997
BoxFolderTitleDate
39 1 Historical Society of Jews from Egypt 1995-1999
39 2 Historical Society of Jews from Egypt 1995-2000
39 3 Historical Society of Jews from Egypt 1996-1997
39 4 Historical Society of Jews from Egypt - Constitution and Charter 1995-1996
39 5 Historical Society of Jews from Egypt - Newsletters 1996
39 6 International Association of Jews from Egypt 1996-2000
39 7 International Association of Jews from Egypt 1997-2002
BoxFolderTitleDate
40 1 International Association of Jews from Egypt 1997-2006
40 2 International Association of Jews from Egypt 1997-2008
40 3 International Association of Jews from Egypt 2003-2004
40 4 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Accounting 1997-2004
40 5 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Affiliation with American Sephardi Federation 2001
40 6 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Agendas 1997
40 7 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Conference at Columbia University 1996-1997
40 8 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Conference at Columbia University - Correspondence 1996-1997
BoxFolderTitleDate
41 1 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Conference at Columbia University - Correspondence 1996-1997
41 2 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Conference at Columbia University - Correspondence 1996-1997
41 3 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Conference at Columbia University - Correspondence with Jane Gerber 1996-1997
41 4 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Conference at Columbia University - Earliest Plans 1996
41 5 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Conference at Columbia University - Expenses 1997-1998
41 6 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Conference at Columbia University - Expenses 1997-1998
41 7 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Conference at Columbia University - Papers Given 1997-1998
BoxFolderTitleDate
42 1 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Contributions 1996-1997
42 2 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Correspondence 1996-1997
42 3 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Correspondence 1996-2002
42 4 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Correspondence 1997-2003
42 5 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Correspondence 1999-2004
42 6 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Correspondence 1999-2004
42 7 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Correspondence 2000-2006
42 8 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Correspondence 2003-2004
BoxFolderTitleDate
43 1 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Correspondence with Larry J. Behar 2000-2003
43 2 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Correspondence with France 1999-2000
43 3 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Correspondence with the Jewish Standard 2001
43 4 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Fundraising 1997-1999
43 5 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Image Magazine (with the Sephardic National Alliance) 1997-1998
43 6 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Israel Conference 2004
43 7 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Lectures Given 1996-1999
43 8 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Membership 2003-2004
43 9 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Newsletters and Materials for Newsletters 1999-2003
43 10 International Association of Jews from Egypt - Publicity 2000-2002

Subseries 3: Israel, 1948-2008

27 folders
BoxFolderTitleDate
44 1 Israel 1948-1961
44 2 Israel 1968-1979
44 3 Israel 1970-1992
44 4 Israel 1971-1993
44 5 Israel 1990-2001
BoxFolderTitleDate
45 1 Israel 2000-2007
45 2 Ada Aharoni 1975-1985
45 3 Ada Aharoni 1992-1999
45 4 Ada Aharoni 1999-2006
45 5 Ada Aharoni - Inbar undated
45 6 Americans for Middle East Understanding - The Link 1972-1984
BoxFolderTitleDate
46 1 Dawn Books 1983-1990
46 2 Dawn Books 1983-1996
46 3 Israel and Arabs 1951-1985
46 4 Israel and Arabs 1994-2007
46 5 Israel and Psychology - Publications 1957-1969
BoxFolderTitleDate
47 1 Israel and Psychology - Publications 1974-1986, undated
47 2 The Middle East - Publications 1982-2008
47 3 Raphael Patai 1979-1981
47 4 Raphael Patai 1979-1987
47 5 Barry Rubin - Global Research in International Affairs 2004-2006
47 6 Six Day War 1968-1973
BoxFolderTitleDate
48 1 Yom Kippur War 1973
48 2 Yom Kippur War 1973
48 3 Yom Kippur War 1974
48 4 Zvi Zohar 1984-1993
48 5 Zvi Zohar - Writings 1984, undated

Subseries 4: Sephardic Topics, 1946-2008

63 folders

Subsubseries 1: General, 1946-2008

50 folders
BoxFolderTitleDate
49 1 Sephardic Topics 1946-1973
49 2 Sephardic Topics 1971-1985
49 3 Sephardic Topics 1977-1989
49 4 Sephardic Topics 1980-1989
BoxFolderTitleDate
50 1 Sephardic Topics 1980-1993
50 2 Sephardic Topics 1990-2006
50 3 Sephardic Topics 1992-2005
50 4 Sephardic Topics undated
BoxFolderTitleDate
51 1 American Sephardi Federation - Correspondence 1973-2003
51 2 American Sephardi Federation - Publications 1972-1980
51 3 American Sephardi Federation - Publications 1984-2002
51 4 Articles on Sephardic Topics by Professor Jose Faur of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America 1976-1980, undated
51 5 Etsi Sephardi Genealogical and Historical Review 1998
BoxFolderTitleDate
52 1 Foundation for the Advancement of Sephardic Studies and Cultures, Inc. 1970-1995
52 2 Ivri-NASAWI (New Association of Sephardi / Mizrahi Artists and Writers International) 1999-2000
52 3 Jews from the Arab World 1960-1995
52 4 Jews from the Arab World 1969-1987
52 5 Jews from the Arab World 1988-2005
BoxFolderTitleDate
53 1 Jews from the Arab World - Expenses 2000-2001
53 2 Jews from the Arab World - The Resurgence of Islam and the Jewish Communities of the Middle East and North Africa - George E. Gruen 1963-1987
53 3 Jews from the Arab World - Syria 1970-1984
53 4 Jews from the Arab World - Syria 1985-2000
53 5 Jews from Morocco 1972-1985
53 6 Judezmo / Ladino 1948, 1970-2000
53 7 Justice for Jews from Arab Countries 2003-2005
BoxFolderTitleDate
54 1 La Lettre Sepharade Newsletter 1994-2001
54 2 La Lettre Sepharade Newsletter 2002-2007
54 3 Los Muestros Newsletter 1996-2001
54 4 Los Muestros Newsletter 2001-2008
54 5 Morasha Journal - Brazil 1999
54 6 Sephardic Archives Oral History Project 1981-1992
54 7 Sephardic Community Center 1979-1987
BoxFolderTitleDate
55 1 Sephardic Community Center 1989-1992
55 2 Sephardic Heritage Update 2002-2008
55 3 Sephardic Home News 1974-1997
55 4 Sephardim in Israel 1952-1972
55 5 Sephardim in Israel 1973-1982
55 6 Sephardim in Israel 1983-1987
55 7 Sephardim in Israel 1988-2005
BoxFolderTitleDate
56 1 Sephardim in Israel - Challenge Newsletter 1976-1980
56 2 Sephardim in Israel - Attitudes of the Oriental Jewish elite in Israel toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict - Renee Taft doctoral dissertation 1989
56 3 Sephardim in Israel - A Vision in Retrospect : A Study of the Egyptian and Moroccan Immigrant Communities in Israel - Mara A. Leichtman 1996
56 4 Shearith Israel 1972-2000
56 5 World Center for Aleppo Jews Traditional Culture - Darchey Eretz Journal 1986-1990
BoxFolderTitleDate
57 1 World Institue for Sephardic Studies, Inc. 1972-1973
57 2 World Organization of Jews from Arab Countries 1976-1993
57 3 World Sephardi Federation - Journals 1960-1966
57 4 World Sephardi Federation - Journals 1966-1967
57 5 Yeshiva Newsletters 1977-1982
57 6 Yeshiva University Sephardic Studies and Sephardic Community Activities Program 1969-1982, undated

Subsubseries 2: Turkey, 1980-2008

13 folders
BoxFolderTitleDate
58 1 American Association of Jewish Friends of Turkey 1989-1996
58 2 American Association of Jewish Friends of Turkey 1991-1993
58 3 American Association of Jewish Friends of Turkey - Erensia Sefardi 1994-2008
58 4 American Association of Jewish Friends of Turkey - Louis Levy Correspondence 1990-1994
58 5 American Association of Jewish Friends of Turkey - Newsletter 1991-2002
58 6 Jews of Turkey 1982-2000
BoxFolderTitleDate
59 1 Jews of Turkey 1987-2000
59 2 Jews of Turkey - Correspondence 1992-1994
59 3 Jews of Turkey - International Conference on the Jews in the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey 1992
59 4 Jews of Turkey - International Conference on the Jews in the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey 1992
59 5 Jews of Turkey - International Conference on the Jews in the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey 1992
59 6 Jews of Turkey - International Conference on the Jews in the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey 1992
59 7 Jews of Turkey - Salom Newspaper 1980-1993
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Series IV: Photographs and Photographic Negatives, 1941-1950, 1998

1 box
Scope and Content:

This series contains photographs and photographic negatives of family and friends from Egypt, as well as New York. Many of the negatives envelopes are labeled and dated, but are in rather fragile condition.

BoxFolderTitleDate
60 Photographs and photographic negatives 1941-1950, 1998
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