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Mel Wacks papers relating to Gerta Ries Wiener and the Jewish-American Hall of Fame

Creator:
Wacks, Mel  Search this
Names:
Wiener, Gerta Ries, 1898-2000  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Video recordings
Date:
1970-1996
Scope and Contents:
Letters; sketches (mostly photocopies) of medals; photographs; an interview on DVD, and medals concerning Wacks' involvement in the work of medalist Gerta Ries Wiener for the Jewish-American Hall of Fame, a project and institution created by the Judah L. Magnes Museum in Berkeley, Calif.
Letters, circa 100, from Wiener to Wacks concerning commemorative medals created by Wiener and commissioned by Wacks for the Judah L. Magnes Museum, from Emma Lazarus, Adolph Ochs, Benjamin N. Cardozo, Béla Schick, Ernestine L. Rose, Gertrude Stein, Louis D. Brandeis, Gershom Mendes Seixas, Henrietta Szold, Golda Meir, Gershom Mendes Seixas, and Jascha Heifetz (medal not made). Photographs are of medals and subjects used for medals. Interview on DVD is of Wiener conducted by Wacks, December 30, 1994. Five commemorative medals are by Wiener of Schick, Ochs, Brandeis, Rose, and Rebecca Gratz.
Biographical / Historical:
Mel Wacks (b. 1938) is Director of the Jewish-American Hall of Fame, Woodland Hills, Calif. The Jewish-American Hall of Fame was a project of the Judah L. Magnes Museum from 1969 through 2001 and is currently a division of the American Jewish Historical Society.
Provenance:
Donated 2007 and 2009 by Mel Wacks, director of the Jewish-American Hall of Fame.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- California  Search this
Topic:
Medals  Search this
Women arts administrators  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.wackmel
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw955c5b764-af9b-43d9-bee5-23d479494694
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wackmel

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