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Manuscript Collection No. 866
Funding, in part, for the arrangement and description of this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Joseph M. Papo was born in 1902 in Palestine and attended school in Egypt. He received his B.A. and M.A. from Western Reserve University. Papo worked as a teacher and social worker in Cleveland, Ohio and Duluth, Minnesota.
Among his leadership roles, Papo was the founder and president of Masada, the Young Men’s Zionist Organization of America in Cleveland; head of the Duluth Jewish Federation (1941-1945); executive director of the Central Sephardic Jewish Community of America (1944-1947); and executive director of the Portland Jewish Federation (1947-1948).
He and his wife had two children, Ruth C. and Michael Abram.
The collection consists of correspondence with Albert J. Amateau (Foreign Language Service Company), Moise Bensignor, Louis N. Levy (Sephardic Foundation), various Sephardic organizations, and others concerning the subject of Sephardic Jewry. Together with organizational records of the Central Sephardic Jewish Community of America and the Sephardic Jewish Community of New York during Papo’s involvement. Series D, General, contains research material compiled by Papo for his book Sephardim in Twentieth Century America.
This collection is arranged in four (4) 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
Joseph M. Papo, by the act of donating the Joseph M. Papo Research Materials to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by the heirs of Joseph M. Papo. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of materials.
Papo family. Papers. 1897-1980. SC-9421.
Papo, Joseph M. A Study of the Jewish Community of Duluth. December 1941. SC-2989.
Duluth/Superior Collection/Joseph Papo collection. 000470. University of Minnesota. Upper Midwest Jewish Archives.
Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Joseph M. Papo Research Materials and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:
[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-866. Joseph M. Papo Research Materials. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Joseph M. Papo Research Materials were received from Joseph M. Papo, San Jose, California in 1994.
Processed by Elisa Ho, 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
Amateau, Albert J.
Levy, Louis N.
Papo, Joseph M.
Central Sephardic Jewish Community of America
Sephardic House (New York, N.Y.)
United States. National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Jews -- United States -- History
New York (N.Y.)