Finding aid for the Bernard Gutow Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Gutow, Bernard
Title: Bernard Gutow Papers
Dates: 1927-1983
Extent: 0.20 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: Bernard Gutow (1906-1983) was a Russian immigrant to Cleveland, Ohio, owner of the Doan Window Shade Company, and co-organizer of the Zionist Brotherhood, a Zionist youth group renamed Masada in 1929 and recognized as the youth auxiliary of the Zionist Organization of America. In 1933 Masada, which had chapters throughout the country, merged with the Zionist Youth Organization. Gutow was president of the Cleveland Chapter and a national vice-president. The collection consists of correspondence, biographical notes, term papers, memorabilia, clippings, and records of Masada, including membership and committee lists, financial reports, publications, and a scrapbook. The correspondence from Joseph Papo (1970s) concerns the history of Masada, and a 1928 research paper that addresses Zionism.
MS Number MS 3980
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English