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Manuscript Collection No. 424
Joseph L. Baron was born in 1894 in Vilna. Immigrating to the U.S. in 1907, Baron studied rabbinics at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and the Hebrew Union College (HUC), where he was ordained in 1920. After serving as a congregational rabbi in Davenport, Iowa for six years, Rabbi Baron moved to Temple Emanu-El in Milwaukee in 1926. While there, Baron helped establish Reform congregations in many Wisconsin towns and taught at the Milwaukee State Teachers College. Rabbi Baron was a prolific scholar, publishing many volumes, including, In Quest of Integrity, Death in Jewish Folk Religion, and compiled A Treasury of Jewish Quotations. Among his many communal activities, Rabbi Baron served on the Board of Governors of HUC. Joseph L. Baron died in 1960.
Manuscripts of writings, student papers, and other materials.
Terms of Access and Use
The Joseph L. Baron Papers are open to all users. The original manuscript collection is available in the Barrows-Loebelson Reading Room of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
Property and Literary Rights
Mrs. Joseph L. Baron, by the act of donating the Joseph L. Baron Papers to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by Joseph L. Baron and his heirs. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of materials.
Questions concerning rights should be addressed to the Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives. For more information see the American Jewish Archives copyright information webpage.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Joseph L. Baron Papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-424. Joseph L. Baron Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Joseph L. Baron Papers were received from Mrs. Joseph L. Baron, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1960 and 1963; and Rachel Heimovics in September, 2000.
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The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the AJA's online catalog.
Persons and Families
Baron, Joseph Louis -- 1894-1960
Jews -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
Rabbis -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee