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's Archive for November, 2011

One Internship, Ten Spice Containers

By Ekaterina Kalashnikova Graduate Student in Cultural Anthropology, Oulu University, Finland As a student of Cultural Anthropology at Oulu University in Finland, I am delighted to have had the opportunity to carry out an Internship at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life this Fall. It was very exciting for me to experience first-hand [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-11-27

Photo: A snapshot from the past. The letterhead of the Judah L. Magnes Memorial Museum, which before 1967… http://t.co/0CN8IXrt # Print: [] Sinagoga degli Ebrei cinesi (Synagogue of the Chinese Jews), 1827 http://t.co/2MuO0KHA # Sinagoga degli ebrei cinesi (1827) – Francesco Spagnolo is getting pretty detailed in describing an early… http://t.co/j5JUDp6U # Video: Matt Lopez, [...]

Newly Available Western Americana Archival Collections

The following Western Americana archival collections are now available to researchers in the Bancroft Library Reading Room: Sophie and Theodore Lilienthal letters and photographs, 1870-1910 Anne Ackerman Finnie family papers, 1899-1981 Frank and Eleanor Sloss family papers and photographs, 1899-1985 Meyer family papers, 1850-2008 Edward and Cathryn Bransten family papers and photographs, 1880-1980

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-11-20

Lehraus 360 @ The Magnes, Feb 12 # New on http://t.co/JZQmaOI7: Pell Lecture: From the Ottoman Empire to the Holocaust http://t.co/LbvXPqBR # Magnes by the Marsh: Codelia, Mein Kind, Feb 2-5 # The Magnes Fellowship in Jewish Studies #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-11-13

Updated on http://t.co/JZQmaOI7: Dissolving Localities | Berkeley Jerusalem http://t.co/VIB4BXRb # Come to "Lehrhaus 360" Sunday, February 12, 2012 from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. Bridging Past and Future: The Bay Area… http://t.co/j2ORj2rr # Come to "The Magnes Open House" Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The big day is here! Come [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-11-06

Photo: The reading room of the National and University Library, Jerusalem (1940-1946). From an extraordinary… http://t.co/WOVd9eiv # Love this photo of Hattie Hecht Sloss as a child. It was taken circa 1881 and, as was the craze at the time,… http://t.co/AaV2EeVg # Something's moving on the Magnes Flickr Photostream. Croudsourced link between a Magnes photograph [...]