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Lipman (Samuel and Irene) family papers, 1851-1970

The collection consists of materials relating to the Lipman, Harris, Lesser, Hirshfeld, Bibo, Levy, and Salmonson families, including the following: a booklet written by Rowena Lipman, “The Family of Isaac and Rebecca Harris,” that has information about the family history and genealogy and some photographs; ketubot and marriage licenses for Morris Lipman and Rosalia Hirshfeld, Samuel Lipman and Irene Lesser (1901), and possibly for Isaac and Rebecca Harris (1851); programs; an invitation to Samuel Lipman’s 1889 bar mitzvah at Sherith Israel in San Francisco; Samuel’s Lipman’s handwritten bar mitzvah speech; a resolution from the First Hebrew Ladies Mutual Benefit Association consoling the family after the murder of Isaac Harris in 1879; and a program (1910) from the first entertainment and dance that was held by the Menorah Club, an auxiliary of the Willing Workers of San Francisco’s Congregation Ohabai Shalome. The collection also includes photographic portraits of members of the Harris, Lesser, Lipman, Hirshfeld, Bibo, Levy, and Salmonson families, including photographs of the Bibo storefront in San Francisco and a family home in Seattle, Washington.


Lipman, Samuel, 1876-1931. Lipman, Irene, b. 1879.


1 box (.4 linear feet)

Collection #

BANC MSS 2010/610

Publication Date

February 3, 1851

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