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Israel J. Kapstein

educator

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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association Beta Kappa.

Connections

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