Ruth Fernandez Files, 1956-2011
Scope and Contents
Series I. primary contains Arnold Fernandez’s files of the Board of Trustees of Temple Beth Zion and its brotherhood’s administrative files including financial reports, meeting agenda and minutes, various committee reports, membership records, and documents regarding local concerns and the temple’s operation. Selected members’ professional information is stored in Man of the Year files and video recordings [Arnold Fernandez was often the interviewer] of Subseries G. Brotherhood’s Event and Program files, and Subseries H. Media of Series I. The award’s nomination and selection processes and invitation and program brochures are also housed in the files.
Temple Beth Zion’s Sisterhood files that Ruth Fernandez collected are housed in Series II. In the same manner of Arnold Fernandez’s, the Board of Trustees of the Temple and Sisterhood records are documented in the series. Subseries B. Sisterhood Operational Files contains planning documents of Judaica shop, including floor design map and correspondence, and a scrapbook between 1957-1962 that shows the records of social engagement during the period.
Terms of Access
Arnold and Ruth Fernandez Papers, 1916-2011 (bulk 1963-2004) are open for research. There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this collection.
From the Collection: 6.8 Linear Feet (15 manuscript boxes)
Language of Materials