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Title: Jonathan Finkelstein papers
Call Number: Coll102
Creator: Finklestein, Jonathan
Dates: 1973-2012
Size: 1 box (1 linear foot)
Language: English
Abstract: The Jonathan Finkelstein papers consist of records relating to Finkelstein role Director of the Judaic Studies program, including the program's founding, development, and many partnerships. There are also papers pertaining to Jewish groups on campus including the Jewish Student Union and Alliance of Jewish Students, Jewish College Services, and Hillel.
Citation: Jonathan Finkelstein papers, University Archives, Collection 102, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

Jonathan C. Finkelstein began his career at UMBC in 1971. He was a Psychology professor, Associate Chair of the UMBC Psychology Department, and Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. Finkelstein was also the director of the Judaic Studies Program. He retired from UMBC in 2011.

Scope & Content


Organized in two series: Series I. Judaic Studies, 1973-2012. Series II. Jewish Campus Groups, 1989-2011.

Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

All the materials were donated by Jonathan Finkelstein in August 2012. The donation, which was accessioned as UARC 2012-010, included 2.5 boxes. One box of records was removed from this collection to be included in Collection 53, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences records.

Processing Note

The Jonathan Finkelstein papers were processed by graduate assistant Johanna Schein under the supervision of the Special Collections Archivist Lindsey Loeper. The records were largely unorganized when received. With the assistance of the donor, the papers were sorted by subject and new folder titles were created. Folders were then separated into two series, and arranged alphabetically within each series. A handful of records were already in folders when received; in those instances, the original folder title was retained. For preservation purposes, original copies of newspaper and journal advertisements were copied, and the original clippings and journals were removed.

Descriptive Rules Used

Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)

Archives Processing Manual: Description (2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms, including PastPerfect.

Access & Use

Finding Aids

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Access Conditions

No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

Reproductions allowed for research purposes. UMBC is the copyright owner; permission to reproduce is required.

Subject Headings


Finklestein, Jonathan

University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Judaic Studies


Finklestein, Jonathan -- Archives

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Jewish college students

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