Guide to the Shira Eve Epstein Papers, 1960-1999

P-776

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Machine-readable finding aid was converted from a MARC record with marc2ead_ajhs.xsl in 2009. Description is in English.
2016 Added additional top level description and container list.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Epstein, Shira Eve
Title: Shira Eve Epstein Papers
Dates:1960-1999
Abstract: This collection contains the files of Shira Eve Epstein, a Jewish educator and professor, most of which were used as research for her bachelor's thesis, "The Havurah Movement and Jewish Feminism: Preserving While Re-envisioning Judaism."
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 1 linear foot (1 manuscript box and 1 flat box)
Identification: P-776
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Biographical Note

Shira Eve Epstein is a Jewish educator and professor. She graduated from Rutgers University in 1999. She began her career as a middle school teacher in New York City and received her doctorate from the Teachers College at Columbia University in 2007. She was a board member for Jews for Racial and Economic Justice. Her research is focused on methods of teaching social problems through curriculum and civic education. As of this writing (2016) she is the director of the Social Studies Education Program at the City College of New York (CCNY).

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains research files, notes, correspondence, and interview cassette tapes created in the process of writing her bachelor's thesis, "The Havurah Movement and Jewish Feminism: Preserving While Re-envisioning Judaism," which is also included in the collection.

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Arrangement

Arranged into two series:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

This collection contains audiovisual or electronic media that requires special equipment to access. Please notify reference staff at reference@ajhs.org 24 hours in advance of needing access.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

The Shira Eve Epstein Papers is one individual collection within the Counter Culture collections located at the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS). Other counter culture collections at AJHS include the Arthur Ocean Waskow Papers (P-152), Leonard Fein Papers (P-582), Riv-Ellen Prell Papers (P-795), Ruth Abusch-Magder papers (P-841), Goldie Milgram Papers (P-885), Jews for Urban Justice (Washington, D.C.) Records (I-159), Jewish Peace Fellowship Records (I-189), Jewish Student Press Service Records (I-248), Breira records (I-250), American Jewish Alternatives to Zionism (New York, New York) Records (I-326), North American Jewish Students Appeal (I-338), Jewish Labor Committee Records (I-377), New Jewish Agenda Records (I-393), Vermont Chapter of the New Jewish Agenda Records (I-449), Jewish Counter Culture Collection (I-504), Trees and Life for Vietnam Records (I-542), Lights in Action Records (I-560), Brit Tzedek v'Shalom/Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace Records, and portions of the Jewish Student Organizations Collection (I-61).

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Shira Eve Epstein Papers; P-776; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to AJHS in 2002 by Shira Epstein. The accession number associated with this collection is 2002.007.

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Processing Information

In 2016, a container list and top level description was added to the finding aid.

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Access Points

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Container List

 

Series I: Papers, 1960-1999

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series consists of a copy of Epstein's thesis, "The Havurah Movement and Jewish Feminism: Preserving While Re-envisioning Judaism" that was submitted to the History Department at Rutgers University, April 1999. Papers also include research articles, correspondence, copies of archival documents, and notes that Epstein used as background material for her thesis.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11Correspondence1990srequest_box
12Interview Notes1990srequest_box
13Research Articles1960-1997request_box
14Thesis—"The Havurah Movement and Jewish Feminism: Preserving while Re-envisioning Judaism"1999 Aprilrequest_box
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Series II: Interviews, 1998

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series contains interviews conducted by Epstein in the fall of 1998 for her bachelor's thesis, "The Havurah Movement and Jewish Feminism: Preserving while Re-envisioning Judaism." Titles on the cassette tapes were likely transcribed incorrectly. Titles were renamed based on a list of interviews found in the bibliography section of her thesis.

Box TitleDate
AVC 51 Chava Weissler #11998
AVC 51 Chava Weissler #21998
AVC 51 Cherie Koller-Fox #11998
AVC 51 Cherie Koller-Fox #21998
AVC 51 Cherie Koller-Fox #31998
AVC 51 Janet Hollander, Marcia Cohn Spiegel, and Mitchell Chefitz1998
AVC 51 Janet Hollander, Marcia Cohn Spiegel, and Mitchell Chefitz1998
AVC 51 Joe Rosenstein #11998
AVC 51 Joe Rosenstein #21998
AVC 51 Joseph Reimer #11998
AVC 51 Joseph Reimer #2 and Paula Hyman #11998
AVC 51 Martha Ackelsberg and Judith Plaskow #11998
AVC 51 Martha Ackelsberg and Judith Plaskow #21998
AVC 51 Paula Hyman #21998
AVC 51 Rabbi Leonard Gordon and Laurie Kovens1998
AVC 51 Rabbi Leonard Gordon and Lori Lefkovitz1998
AVC 51 Rabbi Mitchell Chefitz and Judy Petsonk1998
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