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Esther Brenner "1939" Club Collection

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Club Activity Files

Press Clippings and Collected Publications



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Collection Overview

Title: Esther Brenner "1939" Club Collection, 1952-1996Save to your list.

Predominant Dates:1988-1995

ID: URB/EBC

Primary Creator: Brenner, Esther (1931-2015)

Extent: 2.23 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Club Activity Files, 1952-1996

Series II: Press Clippings and Collected Publications, 1986-1995

Date Acquired: 02/00/2011. More info below under Accruals.

Forms of Material: Paper records, Photographic material

Languages: English, Hebrew

Abstract

Esther Brenner was a dedicated community advocate active in many civic and Jewish organizations in Los Angeles, including The "1939" Club—a fraternal organization of Holocaust survivors founded in 1952. During the late twentieth century Brenner served as a member of the Yearbook Editorial Committee on the club's Board of Directors. The Esther Brenner "1939" Club Collection documents aspects of Brenner's involvement within the organization, especially the planning of the 42nd Anniversary Celebration in 1994 and the club's annual yearbook.

Biographical Note

Esther Lerner Brenner was born in Washington, D.C. on July 27, 1931. She was the second child of Jewish immigrants from Palestine and Lithuania.

In the early 1950s, Brenner moved to Los Angeles where she worked as a teacher and speech therapist while raising her three sons. She was a graduate of George Washington University and after completing her Master of Business Administration at the University of Judaism, she served as the West Coast Regional Director for the United States Holocaust Museum and as Director of Development at Aviva Family and Children's Services.

Brenner was a dedicated community advocate active in many civic and Jewish organizations in the Los Angeles area including the Beverly-Angeles Homeowners' Association, the Los Angeles Hebrew High School, and The "1939" Club—a fraternal organization of Holocaust survivors founded in Los Angeles in 1952. Throughout its history, The "1939" Club has coordinated numerous social, educational, and charitable initiatives to support Holocaust remembrance. In the 1990s, Brenner served on the club's Board of Directors as a member of the Yearbook Editorial Committee.

On August 7, 2015 Esther Lerner Brenner died at her home in Beverly Hills, California at the age of 84.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Esther Brenner "1939" Club Collection documents aspects of Brenner's tenure on the club's Board of Directors during the late twentieth century. The collection is composed of two series: Club Activity Files (1952-1996) and Press Clippings and Collected Publications (1986-1995).

Series I, Club Activity Files, contains materials related to the planning and promotion of club events and publications, particularly the 42nd Anniversary Celebration in 1994 and the club's annual yearbook. Materials include correspondence, meeting agendas and notes, fliers and programs, and yearbook mock-ups with photographic prints. A manuscript draft of the club's history is also included as well as reproductions of the club's earliest meeting notes from 1952-1953. Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within.

Series II, Press Clippings and Collected Publications, contains newspaper clippings of various topics related to the Holocaust and Jewish communities which were likely used in the construction of membership publications for The "1939" Club. The series also contains collected personal narratives and publications from affiliated organizations, such as newsletters, fliers, and posters. Posters include Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie by Marcel Ophüls, One Family by the Israel Emergency Solidarity Fund, Martyrs Memorial and Museum of the Holocaust, A Hard Lesson by New York Times Magazine, Night of Pogroms by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Writing Contest. Materials are arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Accruals: 2013

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Esther Brenner

Related Materials:

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles Oral History Project Collection, 1979-1981

Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, Community Relations Committee Collection, Part 1, 1921-1937

Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, Community Relations Committee Collection, Part 2, 1920-1950

Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, Community Relations Committee Collection, Part 3, 1938-1950

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Christine Hertzel and Inderdeep Kaur, 2015


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Series I: Club Activity Files, 1952-1996Save to your list.
Box 1Save to your list.
Folder 1: 42nd Anniversary Celebration Planning Materials, 1993-1994Save to your list.
Folder 2: Club History Manuscript Draft, 1991-1992Save to your list.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1989-1993Save to your list.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1994Save to your list.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1995Save to your list.
Folder 6: Correspondence to Members, 1989-1992Save to your list.
Folder 7: Event Fliers, Invitations, and Programs, 1989-1994Save to your list.
Folder 8: Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 1952-1953, 1989-1990, 1992Save to your list.
Folder 9: Newsletter Materials, 1989-1990, 1992Save to your list.
Folder 10: Receipts, 1995-1996Save to your list.
Folder 11: Various Planning Materials, Notes, and Drafts, 1988-1990, 1995Save to your list.
Folder 12: Yearbook Mock-up, 1994Save to your list.
Box 2Save to your list.
Folder 1: Yearbook Mock-up, 1993Save to your list.
Folder 2: Yearbook Mock-up, 1994Save to your list.
Folder 3: Yearbook Mock-up, 1994-1995Save to your list.
Series II: Press Clippings and Collected Publications, 1986-1995Save to your list.
Box 1Save to your list.
Folder 13: Anti-Defamation League, 1989-1992Save to your list.
Folder 14: Babi Yar, 1991Save to your list.
Folder 15: B'nai B'rith Messenger, 1992 March 13Save to your list.
Folder 16: Child Survivors' Group Newsletter Number 12, 1989 MarchSave to your list.
Folder 17: Concentration Camps, 1992-1994Save to your list.
Folder 18: Holocaust Denial and Anti-Semitism, 1992, 1995Save to your list.
Folder 19: Holocaust Oral History Project, 1990Save to your list.
Folder 20: Holocaust Survivors, 1986-1995Save to your list.
Folder 21: Israeli History, Politics, and Culture, 1989-1992Save to your list.
Folder 22: Jerusalem Post International Edition, 1992 May 09Save to your list.
Folder 23: Los Angeles Holocaust Monument, 1992Save to your list.
Folder 24: Martyrs Memorial and Museum of the Holocaust, 1988-1992Save to your list.
Folder 25: Movie ReviewsSave to your list.
Folder 26: Nazi War Criminals, 1992-1994Save to your list.
Folder 27: Near East Report, 1992 January 27Save to your list.
Folder 28: Personal Writings, 1988-1992Save to your list.
Folder 29: Schindler, Oskar, 1989Save to your list.
Folder 30: Summer Olympics, 1932Save to your list.
Folder 31: U.S. Holocaust Memorial, 1989Save to your list.
Folder 32: Vichy France, 1992Save to your list.
Flat File Cabinet 4Save to your list.
Folder 1: Posters, 1988-1989Save to your list.

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