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Bernard Wax

Bernard Wax, American research and development consultant, lecturer. Lyman C. Draper research fellow State History Society Wisconsin, 1956-1969.


  • Wax, Bernard was born on April 4, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Samuel and Anna (Kaminker) Wax.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Chicago, 1950. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1955. Postgraduate, University Wisconsin, 1959.


    • Field representative, field services supervisor Illinois State History Library, 1959-1966. Director American Jewish History Society, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1966-1991, director special projects, 1991-1993, director emeritus, since 1993. Member Illinois State Records Commission, 1961-1966, Cook County State Records Commission, 1961-1966.


    • Editor: Association Jewish Libraries Bull, 1970-1972, Bay State History League Bull, 1971-1973.


    Co-founder Joint Cultural Appeal, 1972. President Bay State History League, 1975-1977, Council on Archives and Research Libraries in Jewish Studies, 1983-1985. Treasurer Southern Jewish History Society and New England Region American Jewish Congress, since 1997.

    With Signal corpus, United States army, 1953-1955. Member Bay State History League (editor, board directors 1971-1976, president 1976-1978).


    • Married Dolores Helen Nemchek, March 21, 1953. Children– Ann Susan Wax Loeb, Steven Albert, Stuart Michael, Rebecca Mara.
    • father: Samuel Wax
    • mother: Anna (Kaminker) Wax
    • spouse: Dolores Helen Nemchek
    • children: Ann Susan Wax Loeb Wax
    • Steven Albert Wax
    • Stuart Michael Wax
    • Rebecca Mara Wax
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    • 1950
      University Chicago
    • 1955
      University Chicago
    • 1959
      University Wisconsin
    • 1959 - 1966
      Field representative
    • 1966 - 1991
      director, American Jewish History Society
      Waltham, Massachusetts, United States