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Altman (Hal) papers, 1958-1961
Hal Altman was active in public relations in Sacramento and interested in promoting awareness of California Jewish history; served on the board of the Northern California Region of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations; played a leading role in the founding of the Judah L. Magnes Museum's Commission for the Preservation of Pioneer Jewish Cemeteries and Landmarks of the Magnes Museum; and was a member of both the Sacramento Historic Landmarks Commission and the California History Foundation.
The collection includes correspondence about the Jews in the California Gold Rush and about the historical preservation of pioneer Jewish cemeteries and landmarks. Also contains copies of newspaper clippings and a scrapbook of clippings that documents Altman's work as Radio Director of the California State Grange Radio.