Selected Images of the Southwest

The Historical Jewish Cemetery at Boothill Tombstone, Arizona

The memorial recognizes the Jewish residents of Tombstone who were buried in a separate section of the famous Boot Hill cemetery in the latter part of the 19th century. It was dedicated in 1991 by a corporation formed by the Jewish Friendship Club of Green Valley, Arizona. Representative McNulty introduced an article from the New York Times recounting the cemetery's restoration in the Congressional Record. In addition, we have typescripts the Tombstone Historical Jewish Graveyard Inc. Officers and Directors call to action, an October 19, 1961, letter from Tombstone resident Ms. Jeanne Devere to Rabbi Floyd Fierman discussing the cemetery and Tombstone's Jewish residents, and the Spring 1993 issue of Southwest Jewish History's story on the restoration. (SJG)

The Sisterhood in Tucson in 1892

Left to right: Mrs. Eva Mansfeld, Mrs. Harriet Wright, Mrs. William Florsheim, Mrs. Al Steinfeld, Mrs. Freda Katzenstein, Mrs. Doris Goldschmidt and Mrs. Graves. (AHS #45532)

Henry Levin and friends

Henry Levin, Joaquin A. Legarra, Harry Gluckman, and Harry Drachman, circa 1890. (AHS #B113425)

Selim Franklin

Selim Franklin, shown at age 14, was one of the University of Arizona's founders (SWJA)

Charles "Charlie" Moreno

Charles Moreno was an Hispanic non-Jew who was Tucson's first kosher butcher (SWJA)

Benjamin Brook, Tucson community activist

Benjamin N. Brook, 1913-2009. Mr. Brook was executive director of the Tucson Jewish Community Council for nearly three decades and is described by many as the architect of Tucson’s Jewish community. (SWJA)

Members of the Alpha Phi Omega sorority at the University of Arizona circa 1938

Betty Liebert, Jeri Feldman Poje Kalil, Janet Cohen, and Shirley Franklin (SWJA)

Members of the Alpha Phi Omega sorority at the University of Arizona circa 1941

Among those identified in the image are Shirley Alter Franklin, Gloria Greenman Jacobs, Betty Liebert, Alice Roffman Schulman, Fances Brown, and Ruth Cohen Immerman. (SWJA)