Seymour and Kathy Brotman Collection

Collection Guide

Summary

Abstract
Documents, scrapbooks, and photographs from the Brotmans' careers as leaders in the Scranton Jewish Community, primarily from the period 1970 - 2003.
Source
Seymour and Kathy Brotman
Creator(s)
Seymour and Kathy Brotman
Date Range
1970 - 2003
Extent
4 scrapbooks
Language(s)
English

Access and Use

Digital Access

No digital access is currently available for materials in this collection.

Physical Access

Physical materials may be browsed by appointment in the Reading Room of the University Archives and McHugh Special Collections.

Rights

Items in the University of Scranton Archives and Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections may be made available to visiting researchers to support research, scholarship, education, and private study under an assertion of fair use (17 U.S.C. 107). The University of Scranton respects the intellectual property rights of others and does not claim any copyright interest in these materials. It is your responsibility to determine the ownership and status of copyright in any materials you may wish to use beyond fair use, and obtain the permission of the copyright owner, if needed. Individuals or organizations holding additional information about the copyright status of items in this collection are invited to contact the University Archives staff at archives@scranton.edu.

Preferred Citation

[Item Title], [Folder], [Box], Seymour and Kathy Brotman Collection, McHugh Special Collections, University of Scranton.

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Contents

Administrative/Biographical History

See biographical sketch of Seymour and Kathy Brotman.

Scope and Content Note

The Seymour and Kathy Brotman Collection is composed of four scrapbooks documenting the Brotmans' careers as leaders within the Jewish community and the Scranton area. Documents include newspaper articles by Seymour Brotman from his tenure as executive director of the Jewish Community Center as well as from his time as executive director of the Scranton-Lackawanna Jewish Federation. There are also documents detailing Mrs. Brotman's activities in both civic and Jewish organizations.

The collection mostly documents the Brotman's activities within the Jewish community although there are a few newspaper clippings that reflect Mr. Brotman's interest in Israeli politics. Included in the collection is a wide variety of letters, newspaper clippings, pictures, and social invitations. Everything has been retained in its original photo album/scrapbook format.

The majority of the collection contains information relevant to the Scranton Jewish Community during the period 1970 to 2003.

System of Arrangement

The collection is composed of four scrapbooks, arranged in two series.

Inventory

Series I. Seymour Brotman's Scrapbooks

This series includes 2 scrapbooks labeled "Property of Seymour Brotman."

Scrapbook 1. 1969 - 1991

The first scrapbook has a date range of 1969 to 1991 and contains newspaper clippings and flyers from various Jewish Community Center and Jewish Federation activities.

Scrapbook 2. 1979 - 2003

The second scrapbook has a date range of 1979 to 2003 and contains newspaper clippings and flyers from various Jewish Community Center and Jewish Federation activities. There are also clippings of letters to the editors written by Seymour Brotman as well as copies of his articles "From the Desk of the Federation Executive Director" from The Scranton Federation Reporter and "As I See It..." from King's Point News.

Series II. Kathy Brotman's Photo Albums

This series includes 2 photo albums labeled "Property of Kathy Brotman."

Photo Album 1. 1981 - 1982

The first photo album has a date range of 1981 to 1982 and contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and flyers from various United Jewish Campaign Women's Division functions.

Photo Album 2. 1981 - 1983

The second photo album has a date range of 1981 to 1983 and also includes photographs, newspaper clippings, and flyers from various United Jewish Campaign Women's Division functions.


Acquisition Information

Donated by Seymour and Kathy Brotman in 2005.


Processing Notes

Processed in 2005.