Kathie Alhadeff Barokas papers, 1940-2017  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Barokas, Kathie Alhadeff
Title
Kathie Alhadeff Barokas papers
Dates
1940-2017 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 vertical file plus 1 cassette tape, 1 wav file, 1 pdf transcript, and 1 CD
Collection Number
5920
Summary
Sound recordings of performances by Kathie Barokas and an oral history interview
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Katherine “Kathie” Barokas (22 October 1929 - ) was born to Avner “George” and Esther Alhadeff. Her father emigrated from Rhodes and her mother came from Turkey. Barokas’ uncles opened a fish company, Palace Fish and Oyster Company, for which her family worked for 50 years. When WWII broke out in 1941, Barokas started taking music lessons from Samuel Galdfarb while he was the music director for Temple De Hirsch. Barokas became a part of a singing group named the Victory Sextet. They performed at hospitals and Army and Navy events. Barokas eventually went on a world tour to Western Europe, Russia, and Israel. After the war, Barokas went to a business college, Griffin & Murphy, and later worked as a bank teller for 25 years. On 25 February 1951, Kathie married Morgan Barokas at Sephardic Bikur Holim. On 23 December 1953 they had their first child, Linda Louise. Three years later on 26 December 1956 they had Elaine. Barokas became a teacher at Temple De Hirsch and taught for 10 years. In addition, she would sing at different events around the city with her partner, Lucy Spring. Throughout her life, Barokas has been involved in various choirs and singing groups and continues to sing in the Temple De Hirsch adult choir.

Kathie Barokas and Jeanne Mayo were singing partners who performed for various meetings and events within the Jewish community as well as for non-affiliated groups.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

1 audiocassette of performances by Kathie Alhadeff and Jeanne Mayo (1947-1951) and three letters thanking Kathie Alhadeff Barokas for performing at various events. 1 oral history interview conducted by Sandy Barnes on 13 February 2017, 1 CD of 28 popular and Jewish songs sung by Barokas. Some include Samuel Goldfarb.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 5920-001: Kathie Alhadeff Barokas papers, 1943-1951Return to Top

1 vertical file plus 1 cassette tape

Scope and Content: 1 audiocassette of performances by Kathie Alhadeff and Jeanne Mayo (1947-1951) and three letters thanking Kathie Alhadeff Barokas for performing at various events.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Kathie Alhadeff Barokas, 2007-01-02 ; 2005-06-23

Description
Kathie Alhadeff Barokas papers

Accession No. 5920-002: Kathie Alhadeff Barokas sound recordings, 1940-2017Return to Top

1 wav file, 1 pdf transcript, and 1 CD

Scope and Content: Oral history interview conducted by Sandy Barnes on 13 February 2017. Collection contains digital audio file, transcript, and 1 CD of Kathie Barokas singing Jewish and popular tunes along and with Samuel Goldfarb. The CD contains songs from the 60s-90s and duets recorded in 1951 (28 songs).

Digital Content/Other Formats:Listen to the audio recording and view the transcript of this interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Info: Kathie Barokas, 2017-02-13 ; 2017-03-28

Description
Kathie Alhadeff Barokas sound recordings

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Jewish archives--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Songs, Hebrew--Performances
  • Personal Names :
  • Barokas, Kathie Alhadeff--Archives
  • Barokas, Kathie Alhadeff--Interviews
  • Barokas, Kathie Alhadeff--Performances
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Oral histories
  • Personal correspondence
  • Sound recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington) (host institution)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)