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Israel J. Kapstein

Israel J. Kapstein, American educator. Awarded Guggenheim, Sharpe fellowships. Smith-Mundt visiting professor literature, U. Saigon, 1960-1961. Member Modern Language Association Beta Kappa.


  • Kapstein, Israel J. was born on January 16, 1904 in Fall River, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Bernard and Fanny (Silver) Kapstein.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Brown U., 1926, A.M., 1928, Doctor of Philosophy., 1933.


    • Faculty Brown U., from 1928, beginning as instructor English department, successively assistant professor, associate professor, 1928-1950, Professor of English, 1950-1983. Trustee Miriam Hospital, Providence, Jewish Board of Education, Providence, Providence Public Library. Board directors Jewish Family and Children’s Service Rhode Island.


    Member Modern Language Association Beta Kappa.


    • Married Stella Cohen, December 23, 1928. Children: Judith Deborah (Mistress.
    • father: Bernard Kapstein
    • mother: Fanny (Silver) Kapstein
    • spouse: Stella Cohen
    • child: Judith Deborah (Mrs Kapstein
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    Died August 5, 1983
    (aged 79)