Esther Landa photograph collection, 1930s-1990s

Overview of the Collection

Esther Landa photograph collection
1930s-1990s (inclusive)
1.2 linear feet, (2 archives boxes)  :  94 items
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The Esther Landa photograph collection include portraits of Esther Landa, photographs of her family and friends, as well as photographs documenting her political and social involvements.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT

Telephone: 8015818863
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Esther Landa was born in 1912. She is well-known for her contributions to education and social welfare. Esther Landa is a Utah women's rights activist who is also active in various Jewish organizations and in the antinuclear movement. Her many titles include: President of the National Council of Jewish Women, Vice Chairman of the Utah State Board of Education, Co-founder of Project Head Start in Utah, Director of Women's programs in the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Utah, and leader in Utah's International Women's Year Conference in 1977.

The photographs in this collection include portraits of Esther Landa, photographs of her family and friends, as well as photographs documenting her political and social involvements.

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Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library's Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

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Collection is arranged topically.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Esther Landa.

Processing Note

Processed by Alison Christensen and Kristi Pace in 1999.

Separated Materials

Manuscript materials were transferred to the Esther Landa papers (ACCN 0599).

Audio-visual materials were transferred to the Esther Landa audio-visual collection (A0371).

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Portraits, personal, business, political and miscellaneousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
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Portraits of Esther Landa
  • Photograph number 1-8: Esther Landa (2 negatives available for image Number.7)
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  • Photograph number 1: Peter at 10 years old
  • Photograph number 2: Matthew at 81/2 years old
  • Photograph number 3: Two young girls, ca 1950?
  • Photograph number 4: Esther Landa and unidentified woman, 1980
  • Photograph number 5-6: Esther Landa and Louis Zucker?, 1982
  • Photograph number 7: Judson Landa, Bellair High, 1987
  • Photograph number 8: (Mary Zinn Goodman?) and cat, 1985
  • Photograph number 9: (Mary Zinn Goodman?), 1985
  • Photograph number 10: Esther Landa and Mildred Schwartz, Memphis, May 7, 1976
  • Photograph number 11: Wedding picture
  • Photograph number 12: Mary Zinn Goodman, December 1994
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  • Photograph number 1: Esther Landa in Stourbridge, Massachusetts, October 1982
  • Photograph number 2: Maine Fishermen statue on Oris Island, October 1982
  • Photograph number 3-15: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 16: Martha Hill plaque
  • Photograph number 17-21: Unidentified Christmas photos
  • Photograph number 22: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 23: Alexandra Smith, 1991
  • Photograph number 24: Teresa, Joanna, and Dan (accompanying letter in Accn 599, Bx 149, Fd 2)
  • Photograph number 25: Holiday photo greeting of Sam and Ben from Stan and Linda Pomerantes
  • Photograph number 26: Holiday photo greeting from Pat Davis
  • Photograph number 27: Unidentified
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  • Photograph number 1: Esther Landa at banquet with Frank Moss campaign posters
  • Photograph number 2: Terrell H. Bell, Commissioner of Education
  • Photograph number 3: Dr. Ozer Schild, Chief Scientist, Israeli Ministry of Education
  • Photograph number 4: Dr. Nathan Rotenstreich, Professor of Philosophy
  • Photograph number 5: Aharon Yadlin, Minister of Education and culture of the State of Israel
  • Photograph number 6-7: Esther Landa, 1979
  • Photograph number 8: Gerald Ford and Esther Landa
  • Photograph number 9: Uri Ben Ari, Counsel General of Israel in New York and Esther Landa
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Ethnic Crimes
  • Photograph number 1: Joseph Guttman embracing Sgt. William Best after the Liberation of Buehenwald
  • Photograph number 2: Jordanian Embassador, Fayez Tarawneh; Israeli Ambassador, Itamar Rabinovich; and Executive Director, Tom Smerling at Project Nishma dinner, December 22, 1993
  • Photograph number 3: FBI with confiscated weapons from the Los Angeles Skinheads who plotted to start a race war.
  • Photograph number 4: Duplicate of Number.3
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  • Photograph number 1: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 2: Rosetta Standig (NCJW) with Joseph, Yelena and Marina Mosionhznik (immigrants from the Soviet Union)
  • Photograph number 3: Group portrait of the Rocky Mountain Assemble, "The Secretary of State," BYU, June 1961 (Esther Landa circled)
  • Photograph number 4: Unidentified
  • Photograph number 5: Esther Landa, March 15, 1979
  • Photograph number 6: Mt. Sinai Poker Club, September 1971 (names listed on back of photo)
  • Photograph number 7: Esther Landa at a joint luncheon of Tampa Bay Sections and Units, January 27, 1977
  • Photograph number 8: Raeda Goldman presenting the Sound of Honor Award to Marelyn Kata, January 27, 1977
  • Photograph number 9: Esther Landa on "Some of My Best Friends" set, 1979
  • Photograph number 10: Esther Landa
  • Photograph number 11: contact print on 35mm roll film
  • Photograph number 12: William H. Henderson, Oscar W. McConkie Jr., Esther Landa, and W.G. Larson
  • Photograph number 13: Esther Landa and two unidentified women
  • Photograph number 14: Esther Landa and Eleanor Olsen at a convention
  • Photograph number 15: Council of Jewish Women Tea, May 1967
  • Photograph number 16: Intermountain Group Laboratory
  • Photograph number 17: Unidentified group portrait
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Homes and Buildings in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Photograph number 1-2: House at 1355
  • Photograph number 3: Private driveway for house at 1480
  • Photograph number 4: House at 1480
  • Photograph number 5: Apartments at South Temple and 1300 East
  • Photograph number 6: LDS Business College
  • Photograph number 7-8: First Presbyterian Church
  • Photograph number 9-11: School
  • Photograph number 12-14: House at 1277
  • Photograph number 15: Unidentified
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  • Photograph number 1: Esther Landa and E.R. Stephens, 1971, 35mm slide
  • Photograph number 2: Esther Land, 1971, 35mm slide
  • Photograph number 3: Natalie Jane Freiden, 1978
  • Photograph number 4: Postcard of Lagos, Algarve, Portugal
  • Photograph number 5: Postcard of Gibraltar Ape
  • Photograph number 6: President Hugh Brown, President Henry Moyle, and Ralph Bunche at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) Church Offices, May 1962

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Container(s) Description
Box Folder
2 1
  • Photograph number 1: Mining

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Jewish women--Societies and clubs
  • Jews, American--Utah
  • Project Head Start (U.S.)
  • Women's rights--Utah--History
  • Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States

Personal Names

  • Landa, Esther, 1912-2014--Photographs

Corporate Names

  • National Council of Jewish Women
  • University of Utah. Division of Continuing Education
  • Utah State Board of Education

Form or Genre Terms

  • Color slides
  • Photographic prints
  • Photographic prints--Color