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Adler, Rudolph J., 1920-2016

  • Person
  • 1920-2016

Born March 26, 1920 in Kassel, Germany, Rudoph Adler managed to escape to England before the German borders closed to Jews after the Nazis took power, and thereafter found his way to Canada. After marrying Rose Anisman (of Toronto) in 1946, they moved around Canada and the United States, including spending time in Montreal, Saskatchewan, and Cleveland before settling in Orlando, Florida in 1960 where he would lead Congregation Ohev Shalom until 1990. Rabbi Adler continued performing services (such as officiating at funerals) for several more years after "retirement" as Rabbi Emeritus. Adler also founded the Greater Orlando Board of Rabbis, wrote a weekly column in the Heritage Florida Jewish Newspaper for many years, and served as a chaplain at the Orlando Naval Training Center and a Winter Park nursing home. In addition, Adler frequently visited and provided council to Jewish inmates at jails in central Florida.

Adler remained in Florida until his death on September 19, 2016 at the age of 96.

Rudolph Adler and his wife Rose met at a Young Judaea meeting in Toronto, and married on February 24, 1946; together they had two sons (Paul and Allan) and a daughter (Rae).

Bakowski, B. B., 1883-1911

  • Person
  • 1883-1911

B.B. Bakowski was born May 14, 1883 in eastern Europe and emigrated to the United States in 1901. Bakowski became a professional photographer in central Oregon that focused on scenic scenes of nature and views of cities for postcards. After living in La Grande, in 1910 he moved to Bend, Oregon, but Bakowski disappeared in February 1911 after a sudden blizzard arose while he was on a solo excursion to photograph Crater Lake. When he had not been heard from after a couple of weeks, a search was made of the area in which he was thought to have travelled, and although his body was not located, his sled and a shovel were found by searchers. Bakowski's photography equipment was discovered in late March by two other searchers at a different site that also had his provisions and clothing and appeared to be a makeshift shelter. In the months and years that followed, occasional searches would be made to find Bakowski's body, however none were successful. Some of the film that was recovered by the searchers in March 1911 would be processed and the images published.

During his lifetime, his postcard tended to be signed either B.B. Bakowski or Oregon Art Co.

Dallard, Willa, 1897-1988

  • Person
  • 1897-1988

Willa Dallard was born on June 2, 1897 in Evergreen, Conecuh County, Alabama to Willis and Jean Bowen. The family soon moved to Texas and then to Oklahoma, where she began her education. After the Oklahoma territories joined the United States, difficulties arose for the family such that by the summer of 1909 the family moved to Canada, settling first in Vancouver and later to Amber Valley, Alberta (located north of Edmonton) where the family established a homestead. As there was no school in the newly established community, Willa as a young girl helped on the family farm by milking cows and working in the garden, but once she got older she began working in Athabasca and Edmonton to provide additional resources for the family. After a brief period of correspondence, Willa married Noah Robert Dallard on January 19, 1920 and they moved to Prelate, Saskatchewan where they operated a farm and raised a family. They were both active in the local wheat pool, credit union, co-operatives and politics. After her husband died in 1968, Willa remained on the farm alone for another three years before moving into the town of Prelate.

Willa died on April 3, 1988.

Middlebury College (Vermont)

  • Corporate body
  • 1800-

Middlebury College is a private liberal arts college located in Middlebury, Vermont. When Middlebury was founded in November 1, 1800 as an outgrowth of Addison County Grammar School through the efforts of persons such as Seth Storrs and Gamaliel Painter, it was all-male liberal arts college. Although it was progressive in permitting the admission of African Americans, with its first graduate in 1823, it took until 1883 for the college to begin accepting women.

University of California, Los Angeles

  • Corporate body
  • 1919-

The California State Legislature enabled the establishment of a southern branch of California State Normal School in 1881, and it opened August 1882. In 1887, the branch became independent and changed its name to the Los Angeles State Normal School. School administrators began in 1917 to lobby the state to become a campus of the University of California, but encountered resistant from University of California alumni in the legislature and the president of the University (Benjamin Ida Wheeler.). Upon a new president of the university being hired in 1919 (David Prescott Barrows), the efforts became successful and in May 1919 a bill was signed into law that permitted the acquisition of land and buildings, and changed the LA Normal School to a southern branch of the University of California and started operating in September 1919. In February 1927 it changed its official name to University of California at Los Angeles and in 1958 to University of California, Los Angeles. From 1919 to 1951 the institution operated as an off-ste department of the University of California, with a presiding officer holding the title provost that reported to the main campus in Berkeley. After 1951, UCLA was given equal status with University of California, Berkeley and established a presiding officer that was designated chancellor.