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Mamie Levitt Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-1026

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two scrapbooks of Mamie’s personal life and work with local organizations in Oklahoma City. Items include her son's baby book, newspaper clippings of her son's accomplishments, his school papers and ephemera of his activities. There are newspaper clippings of Mamie's work with the PTA and Hadassah, articles on Israel, PTA ephemera, correspondence from friends and associates, Hadassah convention programs and badges, regional Hadassah meeting minutes, Mamie’s high school diploma and penmanship certificate, and ephemera from her local synagogue.

Dates

  • undated, 1918-1960

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers, except items that may be restricted due to their fragility, or privacy.

Use Restrictions

No permission is required to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection, as long as the usage is scholarly, educational, and non-commercial. For inquiries about other usage, please contact the Director of Collections and Engagement at mmeyers@ajhs.org.

For reference questions, please email: inquiries@cjh.org

Biographical Note

Mamie Levitt was born Naomi Mae Fagin in Ukraine in 1905 and emigrated to the U.S. with her parents in 1907. She graduated from high school in 1921 and later married Jake Levitt in 1922. They had one son, Stanley Levitt (1925-1944). Mamie was very active in her local Jewish community. She was a member of Young Judea and later became President of the Oklahoma City chapter of Hadassah, President of the Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Society, and Vice President of the PTA. She eventually went on to serve on the board of the regional Southwest chapter of Hadassah from 1948-1951.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (Two manuscript boxes and one OS4 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Mamie Levitt Family Papers reflect the professional and personal activities of Mamie Levitt and her active role in the Oklahoma City Jewish Community. She was a member of Young Judea and later became President of the Oklahoma City chapter of Hadassah, President of the Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Society, and Vice President of the local PTA. She eventually went on to serve on the board of the regional Southwest chapter of Hadassah from 1948-1951.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into one series as follows:

Physical Location

Located in AJHS New York, NY

Acquisition Information

Donated by Dr. Jeanne Abrams from the University of Denver, 2001.
Title
Guide to the Mamie Levitt Family Papers, undated, 1918-1960   P-1026
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Kristiana Weseloh
Date
© 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Revision Statements

  • December 2020: RJohnstone: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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