Finding aid for the Dorothy and Ralph A. Colbert Family Papers


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Colbert, Dorothy and Ralph A. Family
Title: Dorothy and Ralph A. Colbert Family Papers
Dates: 1917-1987
Extent: 1.20 linear feet (2 containers)
Abstract: Dorothy and Ralph Colbert were active Jewish community leaders in Cleveland, Ohio, in the mid to late twentieth century. Dorothy Katz Meister Koblitz Colbert (1923-2004) volunteered with The Temple-Tifereth Israel, the Cleveland Rehabilitation Center, and the National Council of Jewish Women. She was also a co-founder of Mt. Sinai Hospital's Junior Auxiliary. She was the daughter of Samuel Meister, who, along with his brothers Eugene and Edward and his brother-in-lawStuart Halle (husband of Zara Meister), founded Meister Brothers, later known as Meistergram, Inc., in 1933. She married Maurice J. Koblitz in 1947, and, before divorcing, the couple had two children, Michael A. Koblitz and Jan K. Blum. In 1974 she married Ralph A. Colbert (1908-1987), an attorney with the firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey. Ralph A. Colbert served on the boards of Cleveland Council on World Affairs, the Cleveland Play House, and the local chapter of the American Jewish Committee. The collection consists of an article, certificates, a manual, a memorandum, newspaper clippings, notices, a poster, a program, reports, and scrapbooks.
MS Number MS 5161
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English and German