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Zachary Moshe Baker

Zachary Moshe Baker, American librarian. Crown fellow Brandeis University, 1973-1974; travel and research grantee Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 1997, Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, 1990, 94, 96, 98/. Member American Library Association, Association Jewish Libraries (president 1994-1996), Association for Jewish Studies, Council Archives and Research Library. in Jewish Studies (president 1998-1902), Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Phi Museum.

Background

  • Baker, Zachary Moshe was born on June 8, 1950 in Minneapolis. Son of Michael Harry and Margaret Esther (Zanger) Baker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Chicago, 1972. Master of Arts, Brandeis University, 1974. Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, University Minnesota, 1975.

    Career

    • Head technical services Jewish Public Library., Montreal, Canada, 1981-1987. Assistant library Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, New York City, 1976-1980, associate library, 1980-1981, head library, 1987-1999. Reinhard family curator Judaica & Hebraica collections Stanford University Libraries, since 1999, head humanities & area studies, 2006—2010.

      Assistant University Library. Collection Development, since 2010. History consultant Quebec Institute Research on Culture, Montreal, 1983.

      Library consultant United States Holocaust Memorial Council, Washington, 1984-1985, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, 1994, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1998.

    Works

    • Ira Nowinski: The Photographer As Witness
    • This exhibition catalogue documents three disparate series of works by the San Francisco-based photographer: "In Fitting Memory: The Art and Politics of Holocaust Memorials"; "Karaite Jews in Egypt, Israel, and the San Francisco Bay Area"; and "Soviet Jews in San Francisco.
    • Contributing author: From a Ruined Garden, 1983, 98. Author, contributing editor Toledot, 1978-1982, Judaica Librarianship, 1983-2003, since 2004. Editor: Yiddish Catalog and Authority File of the Yivo Library, 1990, Judaica in the Slavic Realm, 2003, Ira Nowinski, Photographer as Witness, 2004.

    Membership

    Member American Library Association, Association Jewish Libraries (president 1994-1996), Association for Jewish Studies, Council Archives and Research Library. in Jewish Studies (president 1998-1902), Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Phi Museum.

    Personality

    Interests

    Map and atlas collecting, current events, travel.

    Connections

    • father: Michael Harry Baker
    • mother: Margaret Esther (Zanger) Baker
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    Born June 8, 1950
    (age 66)
    Nationality
    • 1972
      University Chicago
    • 1974
      Brandeis University
    • 1975
      University Minnesota
    • 1976 - 1980
      assistant, library Yivo Institute for Jewish Research
    • 1981 - 1987
      Head, technical services Jewish Public Library
      Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Quebec, Canada
    • 2010
      assistant, University Library Collection Development
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