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Manuscript Collection No. 840
Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Leon Amson Rosenfield, Jr., born October 24, 1911, grew up in El Paso and graduated from the Texas College of Mines with honors. He spent one year at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati before moving to Los Angeles in 1936. He was a chaplain and army administrator in WWII. Rosenfield received an MSW from USC in 1951 and had a distinguished career in social work. He was active in B’nai B’rith, serving numerous positions, including, district director of B'nai B'rith Youth Organization from 1952 to 1961; president of the B’nai B’rith Los Angeles Lodge No. 487; chairman of the Commission on Community Volunteer Services; president of the BBYO Alumni Association of Southern California; and vice president of District Four, Southern Area. Rosenfield was also the executive director of Temple Isaiah in Los Angeles.
Adapted from El Paso Times, October 19-22, 2008.
Correspondence, minutes, reports, and programs of various Jewish and social work organizations in which Rosenfield participated. The majority of the collection covers B’nai B’rith and Jewish life in Los Angeles, California.
This collection is arranged in one (1) series:
Terms of Access and Use
This collection is 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
Jean Bell, by the act of donating the Leon A. Rosenfield, Jr. Papers to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by the heirs of Leon A. Rosenfield, Jr. 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 Leon A. Rosenfield, Jr. Papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-840. Leon A. Rosenfield, Jr. Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Leon A. Rosenfield, Jr. Papers were received from Jean Bell, Los Angeles, California in October 2008.
Processed by Elisa Ho, November 2011.
This collection was arranged and described according to minimal-processing standards. Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the AJA Online Catalog.
Persons and Families
Rosenfield, Leon A., Jr., 1911-2008
B'nai B'rith Youth Organization
B'nai B'rith. District Grand Lodge No. 4
B’nai B’rith. Los Angeles Lodge No. 487 (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Jewish Communal Retirees Association of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Temple Isaiah (Los Angeles, Calif.)
United States. National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Jews -- California -- Los Angeles
Los Angeles (Calif.)