Project Archivist Jane Thaler was recently published in The Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists' (SRMA) newsletter. Thaler, who works in conjunction with the University Libraries' Special Collections and Archives and the Program in Jewish Studies, is the driving force in the Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections. Each newsletter, SRMA showcases new and noteworthy archival collections in the Rocky Mountain region.
This month's featured collection is that of Alan Lew, a Zen Rabbi, author, poet, TV host, and much more. Lew's papers contain materials ranging from his coursework at the Jewish Theological Seminary, his unpublished poetry and short stories dating as far back as the 1960s, early drafts and manuscripts of his published writings, materials relating to his sermons and public speaking, as well as personal correspondence and materials relating to his life a s a rabbi and public speaker. Additionally, this collection contains material of years spent researching and writing his unpublished book on the history of his family, The Life That Ran Through Me, which he finished shortly before his death and the entire run of the Mosaic series.