Arthur Kiron received his master’s degree in Religious Studies from Stanford University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University, specializing in American Jewish history. Before coming to Columbia, he held the position of Manuscripts Curator and Assistant Archivist at the Annenberg Research Institute (today the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania), where he created and processed finding aids for the personal papers collections of nineteenth-century Philadelphia Jewish leaders, including Sabato Morais.
Rafael Medoff is Visiting Scholar in the Jewish Studies Program at Purchase College, the State University of New York. His essays and reviews have appeared in numerous scholarly journals, including American Jewish History, American Jewish Archives, Studies in Zionism, Journal of Israeli History, Holocaust Studies Annual, and Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Mary Ellen Stratthaus has been a resident of La Jolla since 1991 and part of UCSD’s academic community, both as a history graduate student and as a faculty wife. She has puzzled over stories of local housing discrimination against Jews in the 1940s and 1950s, and questioned the impact the state’s decision to build a new campus in La Jolla had on community housing policies.
Stephen J. Whitfield holds the Max Richter Chair in American Civilization at Brandeis University. A volume of his essays, American Space, Jewish Time, has just appeared in paperback from M. E. Sharpe, Publishers.