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Norma Spungen

Norma Spungen, archivist emerita of the Chicago Jewish Archives, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, continues to do research in American Jewish history. She received a B.A. and M.A. in education from Northwestern University and a B.A. and M.A. in Judaic Studies from Spertus Institute, and has published articles in Illinois Library Journal and Jewish Social Studies.

Articles by this author

Lillian Herstein

Lillian Herstein was an early twentieth-century teacher and a nationally known labor leader. She spent her career advocating for worker education and served as the advisor on child labor legislation to the International Labor Organization in Geneva in 1937.

Edith Altschul Lehman

Known to many as the cultured wife of one of New York’s most popular governors and senators, Edith Altschul Lehman was in her own right a passionate social activist and philanthropist. She funded endeavors from building schools in Israel to creating a children’s zoo in Central Park.

Emma Leon Gottheil

As a translator, Emma Leon Gottheil helped spread the ideals of Zionism across America, but as founder of the Women’s League for Palestine, she turned those ideals into reality.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Norma Spungen." (Viewed on September 16, 2021) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/spungen-norma>.

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