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Primary Resources on Jewish History in Arizona and the Southwest

Bloom Southwest Jewish Archives Audio Casettes Collection (MS 630) Previously listed as (SJA 009)

About this collection

This Bloom Southwest Jewish Archives Audio Cassettes Collection (MS 630) Previously listed as (SJA 009collection consists of audio cassette tapes which contain either interviews or lectures which are relevant to the history of Jews who settled in the American Southwest or to more general Jewish topics. The bulk of the tapes consists either of interviews with the descendants of pioneer Jewish families in this region or are recordings of accounts of prejudice (especially anti-Semitism) or intolerance which were given at the Anne Frank Exhibit's tolerance talks at Tucson's Jewish Community Center in September of 1995. Major topics of the testimonies given include discussion on anti-semitism, and discrimination against Tucson's Jewish, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ communities.

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 009. The materials were transferred to Special Collections in 1998.