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Primary Resources on Jewish History in Arizona and the Southwest

David A. and Leona G. Bloom Papers (MS 622) Previously listed as (SJA 01)

The David A. and Leona G. Bloom Papers document the service to both Jewish and non-Jewish communities and activities within Tucson, Arizona. Organizations noted throughout the collection include the University of Arizona's organization International Friends, the Organization for Rehabilitation through Training (O.R.T.), Tucson adult literacy programs, the Tucson Zoological Society, Temple Emanu-El of Tucson, the Arizona Jewish Historical Society's Southern Arizona Chapter, the Bloom Southwest Jewish Archives, and scrapbooks documenting the Dave Bloom and Sons store in Tucson. Subject files have been arranged according to original labeling by the Blooms of their own files.

This collection is part of the Southwest Jewish Archives. The Bloom Southwest Jewish Archives were founded by David A. and Leona G. Bloom, longstanding members of Tucson’s business, religious, and social service communities. The Archive serves to highlight Jewish contributions to Tucson and surrounding southwest areas. This collection was previously SJA 001. The materials were transferred to Special Collections in 1998.