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Preliminary Guide to the Lenora Greenbaum Ucko papers, 1966-2013

Abstract

Professor of anthropology, sociology, and social work, who founded StoriesWork, a non-profit organization in Durham, N.C. that advocates Therapeutic Storytelling, or the use of folk story analysis for empowering abused women.

Collection consists of several separate accessions and includes Ucko's travel diaries; teaching and course materials; transcripts of Ucko's publications, including her book, Endangered Spouses; correspondence; Russian genalogy; materials from the Henry Zvi Ucko Memorial Exhibit, "What We Brought with Us," which featured personal items taken by German Jews who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s; and other materials from Ucko's position at the Museum of the Jewish Family in the late 1990s. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Ucko, Leonora Greenbaum
Title
Lenora Greenbaum Ucko papers, 1966-2013
Language of Material
English
Extent
7.0 Linear Feet, 4220 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Accession (2006-0015) consists primarily of files, lectures, and papers for classes taught by Ucko; files pertaining to cross-cultural communications prepared for the U.S. Army JFK Special Warfare Center; 20 labeled color slides; and travel diaries from Sierra Leone, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Senegal, Pakistan, and Holland.

Addition (2007-0015) (750 items, 1.2 lin. ft.; dated 1973-1994) contains typescripts and promotional material for articles and books including Endangered Spouses; course materials including files, papers, and class rosters; correspondence; and one audiocassette. Also included are materials from a study of Russian genealogy by students at Aldephi University directed by Ucko.

Addition (2007-0066) (200 items, 0.6 lin. ft.; dated 1996-1998) contains slides, photographs, oral histories on audiocassettes, 1 VHS videocassettes, printed and other materials all concerning a 1996 exhibit Lenora Ucko curated in honor of her late husband, Henry Zvi Ucko. The exhibit was entitled What We Brought with Us, an exhibit about the personal items taken by German Jews who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s. The exhibit was first at Duke University and then moved to the NC Museum of History in Raleigh.

Addition (2011-0063) (900 items, 1.5 lin. ft.; dated 1994-2002) largely consists of materials from Ucko's involvement in the Museum of the Jewish Family. Museum materials include programming pamphlets and advertising, exhibitions, budget materials, grant applications, Board of Directors correspondence and meeting minutes, newsletters, mission and by-laws, and other materials from the operation of the organization, primarily dated 1997-1998. Other items in this addition include some of Ucko's correspondence, her research on museums and memory, and some StoriesWork materials.

Addition (2013-0052) (75 items; .1 lin. ft.; dated 1975, 1981-1982, 2004, 2006, 2008-2009, 2013) includes a research paper and notes on Israeli absorption centers as well as newsletters and pamphlets for StoriesWork. Other items in this addition include pamphlets and flyers advertising Ucko's research consulting business, a program for a 1975 production of All in the Family at the University of Maryland Munich campus (Ucko served as faculty advisor), and a 2013 resume.

The Lenora Greenbaum Ucko Papers were acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Accession consists primarily of files, lectures, and papers for classes taught by Ucko; files pertaining to cross-cultural communications prepared for the U.S. Army JFK Special Warfare Center; 20 labeled color slides; and travel diaries from Sierra Leone, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Senegal, Pakistan, and Holland.

Professional correspondence
Box 1
Dr. Greenbaum's dissertation
Box 1
Yale University summer seminar information
Box 1
Research notes
Box 1
Academic research papers
Box 1
Academic research papers
Box 2
Cross-cultural communication lesson plans
Box 2
University course material
Box 3
East Asia tradition
Box 3
Middle East traditions
Box 3
Dissertation material
Box 3
Course material for courses taught by Dr. Ucko at Duke University
Box 3
Love and Marriage mythology
Box 4
Culture and Violence
Box 4
Academic papers
Box 4
Who's on top
Box 5
Travel information
Box 5
Dominican Republic Diary
Box 5
Notebooks
Box 5
European Women
Box 6
Senegal research diary
Box 6
Pakistan diary
Box 6

Addition (750 items, 1.2 lin. ft.; dated 1973-1994) contains typescripts and promotional material for articles and books including Endangered Spouses; course materials including files, papers, and class rosters; correspondence; and one audiocassette. Also included are materials from a study of Russian genealogy by students at Aldephi University directed by Ucko.

Typescripts and publicity materials for Endangered Spouses
Box 7
Typescripts for other articles
Box 7
Teaching files
Box 7
Correspondence, 1976-1992
Box 7
Typescripts for articles and a short play, Shalom Bayit
Box 8
Student papers
Box 8
Teaching materials
Box 8
Materials for Russian genealogy studies
Box 8
Audiocassette
Box 8

Addition (200 items, 0.6 lin. ft.; dated 1996-1998) contains slides, photographs, oral histories on audiocassettes, 1 VHS videotape, printed and other materials all concerning a 1996 exhibit Lenora Ucko curated in honor of her late husband, Henry Zvi Ucko. The exhibit was entitled What We Brought with Us, an exhibit about the personal items taken by German Jews who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s. The exhibit was first at Duke University and then moved to the NC Museum of History in Raleigh.

Videocassette of Leonora Ucko public reception, Duke University Library, October 19, 1996
Box 9
Oral histories
(15 audiocassettes)
Box 9
Photographs of exhibit materials
Box 9
Slides
(12 items)
Box 9
Printed materials
Box 9

Addition (2011-0063) (900 items, 1.5 lin. ft.; dated 1994-2002) largely consists of materials from Ucko's involvement in the Museum of the Jewish Family. Museum materials include programming pamphlets and advertising, exhibitions, budget materials, grant applications, Board of Directors correspondence and meeting minutes, newsletters, mission and by-laws, and other materials from the operation of the organization, primarily dated 1997-1998. Other items in this addition include some of Ucko's correspondence, her research on museums and memory, and some StoriesWork materials.

Correspondence, 1993-1998
Box 10

Programming pamphlets and advertising, budget materials, grant applications, Board of Directors correspondence and meeting minutes, newsletters, mission and by-laws, and other materials from the operation of the organization, primarily dated 1997-1998. Includes coverage of the exhibit "What We Brought With Us." Also includes early inventories of the Rosenzweig Collection. Particular exhibitions or programming are detailed below.

Artist, Bible, and Storyteller program, 1998
Box 10
Ala Moses sculpture
Box 10
From Russia With Love exhibit
Box 10
Rattner exhibit
Box 10
Jewish-Arab Cross Cultural Encounters, 1995
Box 10
Meaning of Light in Jewish Tradition, 1997
Box 10
Jewish Film Festival exhibitions, 1999
Box 10
Kanof Israeli Medals exhibit, 1994
(2 folders)
Box 10
Light is for Everyone, 1997-1998
Box 10
The Running Stag: Images of Israel in Postage Stamp Art, 1998
(5 folders)
Box 10
Migrations: Jewish Settlers of Eastern North Carolina, 1998-1999
(5 folders)
Box 10
Articles written by Ucko
Box 10
Stories workshop evaluations
Box 10
StoriesWork promotion/publicity
Box 10
Holocaust
Box 10
Jewish fabric and handicrafts
Box 10
Museum/curatorship articles
Box 10
Memory articles
Box 10
Association of Jewish Libraries
Box 10
Council of American Jewish Museums
Box 10
Beth Shalom Centre, England
(2 folders)
Box 10

Addition (2013-0052) (75 items; .1 lin. ft.; dated 1975, 1981-1982, 2004, 2006, 2008-2009, 2013) includes a research paper and notes on Israeli absorption centers as well as newsletters and pamphlets for StoriesWork. Other items in this addition include pamphlets and flyers advertising Ucko's research consulting business, a program for a 1975 production of All in the Family at the University of Maryland Munich campus (Ucko served as faculty advisor), and a 2013 resume.

Israeli Absorption Centers1981-1982
Box 10
StoriesWork, research consulting, All in the Family, resume
Box 10

Historical Note

Professor of anthropology, sociology, and social work. Founded StoriesWork, a non-profit organization in Durham, N.C., advocating Therapeutic Storytelling, or the use of folk story analysis for empowering abused women. The organization offers training to domestic violence staff/volunteers, the medical/psychiatric profession; the legal profession and private practitioners.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Lenora Greenbaum Ucko papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Lenora Greenbaum Ucko papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2006, 2007, and 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff, March 2006; John Mayrose, May 2007; Meghan Lyon, May 2011

Encoded by John Mayrose, May 2007

Updated by Meghan Lyon, May 2011 and Stephanie Barnwell, June 2013

This collection is minimally processed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

Accessions included in this finding aid: 2006-0015, 2007-0015, 2007-0066, 2011-0063, 2013-0052