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Manuscript Collection No. 708
Don Canaan was born in the Bronx, New York City in 1938, He first began working as a journalist in 1960. From 1961-1974, he worked for NBC News in New York. In 1974, Canaan moved to Israel where he lived for three years.
Upon his return to the US, Canaan studied at Ohio State University’s School of Journalism in Columbus, Ohio, while concurrently working as an assistant in the University’s TV news workshop. Canaan earned his master’s degree and Ohio State.
Canaan joined the American Israelite and worked as a staff writer, copy editor, and photographer from 1986-1992. He received the first place award for best weekly journalism in Ohio from the State of Ohio bar Associations for authoring a four part series in 1988 entitled "Jews in Ohio’s Prisons: Does Anybody Care?"
In 1993, Canaan started the Israel Faxx, a newsletter sent to interested readers in the local Cincinnati region and throughout the United States. As editor, Canaan compiles and edits the newsletter using news reports from Israel itself, allowing indigenous Israeli news to circulated in the United States.
The Don Canaan Papers consist of photocopied newspaper articles written by Caanan for the American Israelite in Cincinnati from the years 1986-1993. There are also articles from other Jewish newspapers, as well as an op-ed piece for the Cincinnati Enquirer written in 1989. The collection also includes copies of the Israel Faxx between the years of 1993 and 2013. Israel Faxx is fax publication that Caanan edits which makes news reports from Israeli periodicals available to US subscribers.
This collection is arranged in two (2) series:
Terms of Access and Use
The Don Canaan 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
Don Canaan, by the act of donating the Don Canaan Papers to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by the Don Canaan 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 Don Canaan Papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-708. Don Canaan Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Don Canaan Papers were received from Don Canaan, Cincinnati, OH in March 2003. Additional records received from Don Canaan in September, 2007 and March, 2013.
Processed by AJA staff. Additional processing by Michelle Wirth Detroit, January 2011 and March 2013.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the American Jewish Archives's online catalog.
American Israelite (Cincinnati, Ohio : 1874)