Art and Design Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Series 5
Level of Description


  • 1971-2008, undated (Creation)


  • Scope and Contents

    Series 5: Art and Design contains all work related to images and physical design of the magazine, including artwork and photographs, mockups and designs, advertising images and information, and correspondence related to the above. Materials are arranged by function, artist, or subject. For more information about each sub-series please consult the sub-series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

    Of particular interest are photographs of Ethiopian Jews, both in Ethiopia itself and after their immigration to Israel. There are also photographs of Lilith staff, including a large image of the first staff members: Susan Weidman Schneider, Aviva Cantor, Amy Stone, Barbara Toff, Ethel C. Fenig, and Miriam Hipsh. Other photographs document a number of creative and influential Jewish women, moments in the daily life of the American Jewish community, nature photography by Gail Rubin, and images of ketubah and Jewish weddings. Several photographers feature prominently throughout the series, including Layle Silbert, Bill Aron, Marilynne Herbert, Debbi Cooper, and Bonnie Geller, along with several notable photographs by Gay Block and Gail Rubin.

    Within the files on specific artists, highlights include Pnina Granirer’s “The Trials of Eve”, Ann Froman’s sculptures of biblical women, and Tsirl Waletzky’s paper art. In the design files, there are mockups of Lilith covers, including the premier issue, as well as various layout plans. The advertising files contain both design plans, layouts, and the advertising content itself. Many of the images in this series support and reflect topics covered in Series 2: Subject Files and Series 3: Editorial Files.

  • Arrangement

    Arranged in four sub-series: 1. By Function, 1975-2000, undated; 2. By Artist, 1971-2000, undated; 3. By Subject, 1967-2008, undated; 4. Advertising, 1974-2007, undated.