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Manuscript Collection No. 864
Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Daniel Missner was born on May 20, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois. In 1933, he graduated from law school and was accepted to the Illinois State Bar Association, although he never practiced law. He spent his career working as a finance clerk at the United States Postal Service in Chicago, Illinois. On December 15, 1933, Missner married Esther Dolnick. He and his wife Esther had two children, Norma, born in 1936, and Marshall, born in 1942. Missner was very involved in his local congregation, first Logan Square Congregation Shaare Zedek and then Ner Tamid Congregation of Northtown. Daniel Missner died in 2004.
This collection consists of daily diaries written by Daniel Missner, which chronicle daily life in Chicago from 1958 until his death in 2004. Dairy entries are usually short, one to two sentences, about what Missner's activities for the day were. Included are entries about work, family life, and involvement in their local synagogue.
This collection is arranged in a single 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
Norma Braude, by the act of donating this collection to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by Daniel Missner's heirs. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of some materials.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Daniel Missner Diaries and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-864. Daniel Missner Diaries. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Daniel Missner Diaries were received from Norma Braude, Chicago, Ill. in February, 2006.
Processed by Michelle Wirth Detroit, April, 2012.
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
Missner, Daniel, 1909-2004.
Congregation Ner Tamid (Chicago, Ill.)
Congregation Shaare Zedek (Chicago, Ill.)
United States. National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Jews -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Genres and Forms