Frances Dinkelspiel

Member of the Council of the Friends of the Bancroft Library
Frances Dinkelspiel

Frances Dinkelspiel is the author of Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California, published by St. Martins Press in November 2008.

Lara Michels

Archivist (2008-2012)
Lara Michels

Lara Michels, PhD, an archivist and historian with a special interest in increasing public access to and awareness of archival and library collections, was the Archivist and Librarian at the Judah

Trustees

For almost fifty years, the Judah L.

Volunteers

A page devoted to the wonderful individuals, including UC Berkeley students, students at other institutions, and skilled professionals, who continue to invest their time, patience and expertise to

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Curators

These pages document the work and the legacy of the community of scholars, museum professionals, and treasure hunters that over the decades worked at the former Judah L.

Donors

These pages are devoted to the community of donors, individuals and institutions, that have supported and continue to support The Magnes, its collections and its programs. 

Founders

Seymour Fromer (New York City, 1922 - Berkeley, 2009)

The Judah L.

Institutions

Since its foundation in 1962, the Judah L.

Scholars

These pages are devoted to the senior and junior scholars - including academics, independent scholars, and graduate and undergraduate students - who studied and continue to study the holdings of Th