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Historical Note

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Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Joella Werlin Papers, 1919-2018



Creator Werlin, Joella
Title: Joella Werlin papers
Dates: 1919-2018
Abstract: Correspondence and background research material related to Werlin's essay (cowritten by Charles T. Morrissey) entitled, "Lessons from 'the Perforated Page': Experiences of Anti-semitism at the U. S. Naval Academy in the 1920s."
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.04122
Extent: 2 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Historical Note

In 1994, Joella Werlin enrolled in an oral history course taught by Charles T. Morrissey where she produced an essay called "Lessons from 'the Perforated Page': Experiences of Anti-semitism at the U. S. Naval Academy in the 1920s," about her father, Joseph S. Werlin. Born to Jacob and Sarah Werlin in Houston, Texas, Joseph Werlin (December 5, 1900- May 30, 1964) attended the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis as a midshipman from July 1919 through February 1920, when he resigned from his position. Werlin wrote letters describing his experiences with anti-semitism at Annapolis, an experience echoed by the issues faced by Leonard Kaplan, a Jewish classmate whose photo in the Academy yearbook was on a perforated page, allowing it to be torn out by readers. The incident, according to Joella Werlin, received national press at the time and resulted in an investigation ordered by the Acting Secretary of the Navy, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence and background research material related to Werlin's essay (cowritten by Charles T. Morrissey) entitled, "Lessons from 'the Perforated Page': Experiences of Anti-semitism at the U. S. Naval Academy in the 1920s." The essay is concerned with her father, Joseph S. Werlin's, experiences at the U. S. Naval Academy in the 1920s. Includes Joella Werlin's recollections of "The Perforated Page," materials relating to Joseph Werlin's appointment to the Naval Academy, correspondence, articles, and photographs.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law. 

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Werlin, Joella
Werlin, Joseph Sidney, 1900-1964
Werlin, Rosella Horowitz
Subjects
Discrimination
Judaism
Military operations, Naval
Naval education
Religion and state
Places
Houston

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Related Materials

See also the Jacob B. Werlin Papers and the Rosella Horowitz Werlin Papers at the Briscoe Center for American History.

See also the Werlin papers at the Rosenberg Library in Galveston, Texas and the Professor Joseph Werlin Papers at the University of Houston.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joella Werlin Papers, 1919-2018, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was revised by Elizabeth Seeley, January 2020.

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Accession Numbers

98-043; 2018-241

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Detailed Description of the Collection

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2.325/F37 [SRH1230000974] "Lessons from 'Perforated Page'" unpublished essay, correspondence, and research materials, circa 1996

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2.325/F37 [SRH1230000974] Essays and newspaper clippings regarding Joseph S. Werlin and antisemitism at the U.S. Naval Academy, 1985-2018

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2.325/F37 [SRH1230000974] Correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings regarding Joseph S. Werlin's experiences at the U.S. Naval Academy, 1918-2005

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