Finding aid for the Bea Stadtler Papers


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Bea Stadtler
Title: Bea Stadtler Papers
Dates: 1954-1995
Extent: 1.00 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: Bea Horwitz Stadtler (1921-2000) was a prominent author who lived and worked in the Cleveland, Ohio, metropolitan area for her entire life. Graduating from Glenville High School, she attended Case Western Reserve University and the College of Jewish Studies, obtaining the first Bachelor of Judaica Studies degree awarded by the College of Jewish Studies in 1971. Stadtler served as an educator at B'nai Jeshurun Congregation, Beth Sholom, the Cleveland Hebrew Schools, and the Temple-Tifereth Israel. Stadtler served as registrar at the College of Jewish Studies from 1960-1983 and as assistant editor of the Israel Philatelist. She was active in the Cleveland Holocaust Center. The author of six books and articles, stories and poems that appeared in more that twenty different publications, she also co-wrote a rock opera and created an award-winning filmstrip. Her book The Holocaust: A History of Courage and Resistance received the National Book Council prize for the outstanding juvenile book of 1974-1975. She worked with Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver as he prepared the manuscript for his book Where Judaism Differed. She married Oscar Stadtler in 1943 and was the mother of three children and nine grandchildren. The collection consists of publications, scripts, correspondence, unpublished children's stories, curriculum guides, a libretto, and working drafts for published books.
MS Number MS 4905
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English