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lecturer , research and development consultant

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.


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.


  • Other Work

    • 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.

Samuel Wax

Anna (Kaminker) Wax

Dolores Helen Nemchek

Ann Susan Wax Loeb Wax

Steven Albert Wax

Stuart Michael Wax

Rebecca Mara Wax