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Manuscript Collection No. 865
Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Lester Walter Roubey was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1915. He received a Master of Arts degree and his Doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in 1936 and 1938 respectively. He stayed at Johns Hopkins University as a post-Doctoral scholar until he entered Hebrew Union College in 1942. He was ordained there in 1947 and then took a pulpit at Temple Shaarai Shomayim in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he stayed until 1953. Roubey served as rabbi briefly at Temple Mizpah, in Chicago, Illinois before moving to Temple Oheb Sholom in Reading Pennsylvania in 1954. While occupying his pulpit in Reading, he was also, from 1961-64, part-time Associate Professor of French at Kutztown State College.
After serving in East Orange, New Jersey, from 1964-1966, he accepted an invitation to the pulpit of Temple B'nai Israel in Baton Rouge Louisiana, in 1966. After coming to Baton Rouge, he was also a member of the teaching staff of the Department of Foreign Languages at the Louisiana State University, where he was an Associate professor of French and Italian literature.
This collection consists of correspondence, sermons, class materials, and academic writings that provide a picture of both Roubey’s rabbinical career and his academic career as an instructor in French and Italian literature. Sermons are organized chronologically, starting with his time as a student at Hebrew Union College through the various pulpits he held throughout his career. Class materials are organized by subject, either French literature or Italian. Also included are academic papers and theses written throughout Roubey's academic career.
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
Charlotte Roubey, 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 Lester W. Roubey or his heirs. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of some 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.
Roubey, Lester W. Awards, degrees, and societies, 1944-1982. FF:C6/D15.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Lester W. Roubey Papers and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-865. Lester W. Roubey Papers. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Lester W. Roubey Papers were received from Charlotte Roubey, Baton Rouge, La. in July and October, 2004.
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
Roubey, Lester W.
United States. National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Genres and Forms
Jewish sermons, American.
Rabbis -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Rabbis -- Pennsylvannia -- Reading.