Edward L. Feldman papers and ephemera, 1911-1981  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Feldman, Edward L
Edward L. Feldman papers and ephemera
1911-1981 (inclusive)
1929-1947 (bulk)
.52 cubic feet; plus 1 oversize Vertical File (2 boxes)
Collection Number
5914 (Accession No. 5914-001)
Papers and ephemera of Edward Feldman related to his family, fraternity Seattle/Tacoma Aleph Zadik Aleph, and Tacoma and Seattle Jewish temples
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

English, Russian, German, and Hebrew

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Edward L. Feldman was born in 1919 in Tacoma and worked as an accountant in Seattle. His family emigrated from Russia in 1911. Edward was active in AZA (Aleph Zadik Aleph, young men’s fraternal organization of B’nai B’rith), Congregation Talmud Torah in Tacoma, and later Temple de Hirsch in Seattle (among others).

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Contains newsletters, correspondence, event materials, and keepsakes from Seattle, Tacoma, and Portland chapters of Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA); bulletins, correspondence, and event materials from Congregation Talmud Torah, Temple Beth Israel, and Sinai Temple in Tacoma, Washington; and bulletins, correspondence, and event materials from Temple de Hirsch in Seattle. Includes family documents including immigration documentation and an illustrated ketubah (marriage contract).

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

Container(s) Description Dates
1 Marriage contract (ketubah) circa 1911
1/1 Family documents 1911-1959
1/2 AZA correspondence and event materials 1939-1941
1/3 AZA keepsakes 1937-1981
1/4 Seattle chapter of AZA newsletter Chronic 1938-1939
1/5 Portland chapter of AZA newsletter Reporter December 1939
1/6 Tacoma chapter of AZA newsletter Cantor 1938-1940
1/7 Congregation Talmud Torah, Tacoma
Includes newsletters, certificates and programs.
1/8 Sinai Temple and Temple Beth Israel, Tacoma
Programs and newsletter.
1939, 1947, 1958
1/9 Publications on Jewish life and religion 1943-1955
1/10 Jewish charitable organizations of Tacoma and Seattle 1946, 1981
1/11 Jewish Community Center yearbook 1971
1/12 Temple de Hirsch, Seattle
Includes three issues of Temple Tidings, event program and general information.
2 Ephemera from AZA, Sigma Alpha Mu, and other keepsakes
Includes Israel-themed holiday cards, 1947 Sigma Alpha Mu dance card in shape of perfume bottle, Jewish-themed playing cards and other items.
1947, undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Jewish families--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jewish families--Washington (State)--Tacoma
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Tacoma
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Feldman, Edward L.,--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Aleph Zadik Aleph.   Portland Chapter (Portland, Or.)
  • Aleph Zadik Aleph.   Seattle Chapter
  • Aleph Zadik Aleph.   Tacoma Chapter
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Ephemera
  • Newsletters
  • Personal correspondence
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington) (host institution)
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)