Papers of Morris Tarragano
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of articles collected by Morris Tarragano about Sephardic Jewry, particularly the Jews of Turkey and Spain. Also included are Tarragano’s correspondence and some genealogical materials.
- undated, 1932-1996
- Tarragano, Morris, 1920- (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Hebrew, Turkish, Yiddish, and Ladino.
This collection is open to researchers.
There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
American Sephardi Federation, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Morris Tarragano was born in New York City in 1920. He was a sergeant in the army in World War II, serving in Europe and in the Pacific. After the war, he started The Tarragano Company, a public relations firm in New York City. Tarragano also spent many years touring the world as a volunteer in the United Nation’s choir.
0.25 Linear Feet (1 half-manuscript box)
This is a compilation of items collected by Morris Tarragano, mainly in photocopy format. These items relate to the history of Sephardic Jewry, mainly the Jews of Turkey and Spain, as well as some genealogical papers.
The collection is arranged in one series, organized alphabetically by subject.
Papers were donated to the American Sephardi Federation by Morris Tarragano in 2001 and 2005.
There is no information about materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.
- Guide to the Papers of Morris Tarragano 1932-1936, 1954-2005 ASF AR-41
- Processed by Rachel S. Harrison as part of the Leon Levy Archival Processing Initiative, made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation.
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- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
- 2018:: Additional rehousing and EAD encoding by Janine Veazue.