Albert Adatto papers, approximately 1939-1992  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Adatto, Albert
Title
Albert Adatto papers
Dates
approximately 1939-1992 (inclusive)
Quantity
31.86 cubic feet (36 boxes)
Collection Number
1640
Summary
Papers of Sephardic researcher, retired military historian and guidance counselor, Bellevue, Washington
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, Hebrew, Ladino


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Albert Adatto (1911-1996) was a Sephardic researcher, retired military historian and guidance counselor of Bellevue, Washington. He was born in Istanbul, Turkey. During his retirement, Adatto, who had written an M.A. thesis on the history of Seattle Sephardim in 1939, resumed his study and research. He also prepared many ojas , or traditional Sephardic pages, to commemorate happy life events and to honor national leaders. He also organized personal friendship missions to various Latin American and European nations.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, writings, notes, research and project files, commemorative pages, tape-recorded songs and interviews, speeches.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 1640-003: Albert Adatto papers, 1939-1992 (bulk 1963-1991)Return to Top

26.26 cubic feet (28 boxes)
44 sound cassettes
4 sound tape reels
1 videocassette (circa 60 minutes)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, writings, notes, research and project files, commemorative pages, tape-recorded songs and interviews generated during his research on Sephardic culture and the Ladino language, videocassette of his speech "Growing Up Sephardic in America". The videocassette is autobiographical. Also includes tape recorded Sephardic songs, research material from and correspondence with his sister, Emma Adatto Schlesinger, 1934-85.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donor: Lilyan Adatto, March 1, 1994.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 1640-003
Ya Comimosfamily prayer
General Notes: Includes narrative explaining family prayer and text in Hebrew script
undated
1/2 1640-003
Education papers
1962-1975
1/3 1640-003
Correspondence
1963-1969
1/4 1640-003
Correspondence
1970
1/5 1640-003
Correspondence
1971
1/6 1640-003
Correspondence
1972
1/7 1640-003
Correspondence
1973
1/8 1640-003
Correspondence
General Notes: Includes requests to various institutions for subscriptions and texts related to Sephardic Jews
1974
1/9 1640-003
Correspondence
General Notes: Includes requests to various institutions for subscriptions and documents to build personal Sephardic library
1975
1/10 1640-003
Correspondence
General Notes: Includes requests in the interest of building personal Sephardic library
1976
1/11 1640-003
Correspondence
General Notes: Includes requests to foreign governments for stamps issued to commemorate United States bicentennial and visit to Sofia, Bulgaria
1977
1/12 1640-003
Correspondence
1978
1/13 1640-003
Correspondence
General Notes: Includes correspondence related to the procurement and presentation of a replica Polaski banner in Savannah, Georgia
1979
1/14 1640-003
Correspondence
1980
1/15 1640-003
Correspondence
1981
1/16 1640-003
Correspondence
1983
1/17 1640-003
Correspondence
1984
1/18 1640-003
Correspondence
General Notes: Includes letters to United States Postal Service officials regarding philatelic exchange with Soviet Union
1985
1/19 1640-003
Correspondence
General Notes: Correspondence with Spanish officials and citizens regarding the Adattos' trip to Spain
1986
1/20 1640-003
Correspondence
January-March 1987
1/21 1640-003
Correspondence
April-June 1987
1/22 1640-003
Correspondence
July-December 1987
2/1 1640-003
Correspondence
1988
2/2 1640-003
Correspondence
1989
2/3 1640-003
Correspondence
1990
2/4 1640-003
Correspondence
General Notes: Includes letters with commentary on the Gulf War.
January-April 1991
2/5 1640-003
Correspondence
General Notes: Includes meeting notes from Washington State Jewish Historical Society Sephardic Quincentennial Exhibition Committee and letters related to mashallah amulets.
May-August 1991
2/6 1640-003
Correspondence
September-December 1991
2/7 1640-003
Correspondence
January-March1992
2/8 1640-003
Correspondence
April-June1992
2/9 1640-003
Correspondence with Nissim Adatto
1972-1977
2/10 1640-003
Correspondence with Avinu Malkenu
1985-1986
2/11 1640-003
Boy Scouts of America Chief Seattle Council
1965-1972
2/12 - 2/13 1640-003
Correspondence about teaching English in China
1990-1992
2/14 1640-003
Correspondence with Nissim Elnecavé
July 1979-1989
2/15 1640-003
Correspondence with Adolfo Arditti
1978-1991
2/16 1640-003
Correspondence with Nissim Elnecavé
General Notes: Includes chapters from Sefard from Instituto de Estudios Sefardies published in Spain.
January 1991-August 1992
2/18 1640-003
Correspondence with Vitoria, Spain
1972-1991
2/19 1640-003
Greeting cards
1986-1992
2/20 1640-003
Ladino Dictionary
undated
3/1 1640-003
Leafs - Ojas
General Notes: Narrative explaining origin and use of ojas
undated
3/2 1640-003
Sephardic House Shearith Israel
General Notes: Papers related to Adatto's membership in the Sephardic House, which was directed by Rabbi Marc Angel.
1979-1989
3/3 1640-003
Sephardic House Shearith Israel newsletters
1980-1984
3/4 1640-003
Sephardic House Shearith Israel Bulletin
1979-1984
3/5 1640-003
Counseling and Guidance Institute, San Diego State College
General Notes: Includes two photos taken during Adatto's counseling and guidance training course.
1966
3/6 1640-003
Educators at ROTC Summer Camp in Fort Lewis, Washington
General Notes: Includes group photograph with complete name list.
1969
3/7 1640-003
High School Counselors Summer Workshop papers
July 1968
3/8 1640-003
US Naval Academy
General Notes: Papers regarding Adatto's visit to Naval Academy as a guidance counselor
1965
3/9 1640-003
Youth Outreach Center, Seattle University
1967
3/10 1640-003
Article fromBamaracha
1972
3/11 1640-003
"The Expulsion of the Jews from Spain" by Justin Nelson
General Notes: Academic paper written by the Adattos' nephew
December 1991
3/12 1640-003
Speech, Seattle Sephardic Brotherhood Father and Son Banquet
1969
3/13 1640-003
Photographs of friends and family
1960s-1990s
3/14 1640-003
Clippings
1960s-1990s
3/15 1640-003
Ephemera
1960s-1990s
3/16 1640-003
Ephemera
1990s
3/17 1640-003
Binder, publicity materials
General Notes: "Publicity (in the Spanish Press) about our peace and friendship projects"
1960s-1990s
3/18 1640-003
Binder, publicity materials
General Notes: "Publicity (in the Spanish Press) about our peace and friendship projects"Correspondence, photos and clippings related to replica Sephardic keys created for Adatto in Seville
1970s-1980s
4/1 1640-003
Correspondence related to gift exhibits created by the Adattos
General Notes: Letters related to gift exhibits for South America, Spain, and the USSR which feature stamps and coins to spread peace and friendship
1981-1986
4/2 1640-003
Correspondence related to the building a statue of St. Gabriel
General Notes: Photographs of St. Gabriel and letters about building a statue of St. Gabriel for the French Signal Corps in Quebec
August 1952-February 1955
4/3 1640-003
Papers related to a peace and friendship presentation to Argentina
April-August 1987
4/4 1640-003
Peace and friendship presentations to Yugoslavia and Marshal Tito Memorial Leaf (oja)
1977-1982
4/5 1640-003
Papers related to a series of speeches by Albert Adatto in Toledo, Spain
1987-1988
4/6 1640-003
Introduction to Ojas Exhibit for CAJE Convention in Seattle.
General Notes: Includes brief autobiographical statement by Adatto.
1989
4/7 1640-003
Correspondence related to project honoring Marshal Tito; peace and friendship presentation to Mexico
November 1977- May 1981
4/8 1640-003
Papers related to the Sefardi-U.S.A. peace and friendship gift presentation to Mexico created by the Adattos
General Notes: Includes philatelic materials.
1987
5/1 1640-003
Binder, Leafs - ojas
General Notes: Also includes Talmudic research. Each oja includes original, translatiterated and translated versions
undated
5/2 1640-003
Binder, Santiago de Compostela project
General Notes: Includes related notes and materials in Ladino
December 1981
5/3 1640-003
Oja for Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen
February 1982
5/4 1640-003
Binder, Swedish bicentennial leaf
General Notes: Includes personal anecdote about childhood experience with Swedish
March 1983
5/5 1640-003
Binder, salute to Argentina and the San Martin bicentennial
April 1987
5/6 1640-003
Binder, oja for Ben Zaquen bat mitzvah
General Notes: Includes narrative by Adatto recounting his late mother's advice in Ladino
July 1987
5/7 1640-003
Binder, Lili's 70th birthday oja
General Notes: Includes explanations of Adatto family traditions and Psalm 100
undated
5/8 1640-003
Binder, wedding oja
General Notes: For daughter Deborah and her husband Glenn
January 1988
5/9 1640-003
Binder, Aaron's leaf
General Notes: For grandson Aaron Gabriel Sandel
May 1988
5/10 1640-003
Binder, wedding anniversary oja
November 1988
5/11 1640-003
Liliana Shizuko birth oja
General Notes: Includes explanatory note on Sephardic naming customs
undated
6/1 1640-003
Binder, bat mitzvah oja for Tanya Ben Zaquen
General Notes: Includes explanatory note and narratives on Sephardic traditions regarding education
1987-1991
6/2 1640-003
Binder, wedding ojas
1983-1988
6/3 1640-003
Binder, Venezuela leafs volume 3 of 3
General Notes: Includes oja, explanatory note, correspondence, and philatelic-numismatic materials
1983-1987
6/4 1640-003
Netherlands gift materials
General Notes: Includes photographs of Adatto's philatelic-numismatic gift presentation at the Hague
1983
6/5 1640-003
Binder, wedding oja for Bruce and Sharon
General Notes: Also includes explanatory note on kamea or amulets
1992
6/6 1640-003
Binder, wedding oja for Cynthia Barbanell
General Notes: Includes information about the ketubah or marriage contract
1988
6/7 1640-003
Binder, birthday oja for Albert Amateau
General Notes: Includes philatelic materials
undated
6/8 1640-003
Binder, birthday oja for Rabbi Albert Amateau
General Notes: Includes correspondence and philatelic materials
1990
6/9 1640-003
Binder, Samuel Adatto birth oja
General Notes: Includes explanatory note on Sephardic family traditions and " mashallah "
undated
6/10 1640-003
Binder, birthday ojas for brother Carl Adatto
1982-1987
7/1 1640-003
Binder, housewarming oja for cousins Becky and Jack Benaroya
April 1986
7/2 1640-003
Binder, celebratory ojas for Leonard Bernstein and Nissim Elnecavé
1978-1979
7/3 1640-003
Wedding oja for son Richard Adatto
1984
7/4 1640-003
Lauren Beth Gold birth oja
General Notes: Includes explanatory note on Sephardic naming customs
1985
7/5-7/6 1640-003
Cousin Lindsey Kathryn birth oja
General Notes: Includes thank you note from Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Bratner
1985
7/7 1640-003
Wedding oja for cousins Valerie and Paul Hartl
General Notes: Includes correspondence, ceremony invitation and nuptual song lyrics
1987
7/8 1640-003
Wedding oja for cousins Rosa and Victor
November 1979
7/9 1640-003
Birthday oja for Alphons Freiherr von Gecmen-Waldek," Ali"
General Notes: Includes letter explaining that Adattos' relationship with the family as well as Ali's death announcement in German
1983-1988
7/10 1640-003
Wedding oja for friends Virginia and Albert
General Notes: Includes correspondence
1983
7/11 1640-003
Oja for Hazan Isaac Azose
1991
7/12 1640-003
Papers related to the birth of Alberto Akira Adatto Ishida
1989
7/13 1640-003
Sixtieth birthday ojas
undated
7/14 1640-003
Birthday oja for Zelda
undated
7/15 1640-003
Birthday oja for Adele Leiberman
1986
7/16 1640-003
Birthday oja for David Sitton
1984
7/17 1640-003
Wedding oja for Adam and Dayna
1986
7/18 1640-003
Birthday oja for Nissim Elnecavé
1985
7/18 1640-003
Birthday oja for Sema Calvo
undated
7/19 1640-003
Birthday oja for Sue Rousso
1986
7/20 1640-003
Birthday oja for Isaac Moscona
1984
7/21 1640-003
Birthday oja for Johnny Carson
1985
7/22 1640-003
Papers on Miguel de Barrios
undated
7/23-7/24 1640-003
Commemorative oja for Simon Bolivar bicentennial
General Notes: Includes letter, " Simon Bolivar and the Spanish Jews " and philatelic materials
1983
7/25 1640-003
Binder, birth oja for Samuel Adam Silverstein
General Notes: Includes music and papers related to Sephardic customs
1986
7/26-7/27 1640-003
Jose de San Martin bicentennial oja
1987
7/28-7/34 1640-003
Copies of Simon Bolivar bicentennial oja for Venezuela
General Notes: Includes letter for Venezuelan ambassador Perez-Chiriboga
1983
7/35-7/38 1640-003
Netherlands bicentennial oja
1982
7/39 1640-003
Jose de San Martin oja with philatelic presentation
undated
7/40-7/42 1640-003
Personal oja for Ambassador Marcial Perez-Chiriboga
1983
7/43 1640-003
Seattle Sephardic Brotherhood banquet materials
General Notes: Program and two copies of speech given by Adatto
1969
7/44-7/45 1640-003
Cherezli's refranes
General Notes: Photocopies of 5663 [1903] book
undated
8/1 1640-003
Wedding anniversary oja for Ike and Mary
General Notes: Includes philatelic materials
1988
8/2 1640-003
Wedding oja for Kiku and Michael
1984
8/3 1640-003
Copies of wedding oja for Kiku and Michael
1984
8/4 1640-003
Commemorative oja for the city of Victoria (Vitoria)
1981
8/5 1640-003
Congratulatory oja for Kiku Adatto
1980
8/6 1640-003
Oja for the city of Kaifeng, China
1990
8/7 1640-003
Spanish-Jewish or Sephardic notes, sayings, and proverbs
General Notes: "A Ladino study dedicated to our darling niece Carol Perry (Perahia) Adatto"
1970
8/8 1640-003
Birthday oja for Alfred Cordova
1992
8/9 1640-003
Wedding oja for Oneyda Lopez and David Padilla
1992
8/10 1640-003
Commemorative ojas for Hirshey family
1981-1985
8/11 1640-003
Various commemorative ojas for family and friends
1981
8/12 1640-003
Wedding oja for cousins Bruce and Sharon Levy
1992
8/13 1640-003
Oja, correspondence, philatelic materials related to Giovanni Costigan
General Notes: Includes materials related to Ladino at the University of Washington
1942-1989
8/14 1640-003
Wedding oja letter for Darcy Lorette and William Dunaway
General Notes: Incomplete
1990
8/15 1640-003
Wedding shower correspondence, Colleen Olin and Reilly Atkinson
1990
8/16 1640-003
Sixtieth birthday oja for Amar
General Notes: Incomplete
undated
8/17-8/18 1640-003
Wedding oja for cousins Elizabeth and Marc Cordova
1978
8/19 1640-003
Bar Mitzvah oja for grandnephew Drew Nelson
1990
8/20 1640-003
Commemorative oja for Marc and Gilda Angel
General Notes: Includes reply from Rabbi Angel
1990
8/21 1640-003
Anniversary oja for Jack and Esther Levy
undated
8/22 1640-003
Anniversary oja for Ike and Fanny Adatto
1981
8/23 1640-003
Anniversary oja for Ike and Mary Ovadia
1988
8/24 1640-003
Anniversary oja for Malka and Jack Adatto
1983
8/25 1640-003
Anniversary oja for Leah and Ben Sion
undated
8/26 1640-003
Anniversary oja for Rachel and Isaac Maimon
1988
8/27 1640-003
Notes and letter related to Adattos' visit to Toledo
1987
8/28 1640-003
Commemorative oja for Harvard University
1986
8/29 1640-003
Sixtieth birthday oja for Rabbi Maimon
1979
8/30 1640-003
Oja for Dorothy Bullitt
1979
8/31 1640-003
Weddingoja for cousins Patricia and Jackie
1985
8/32 1640-003
Commemorative oja for Interfaith Service
1986
8/33 1640-003
Mother's Day materials
1978
8/34 1640-003
Wedding oja for cousins Claudia and Marc
1979
8/35 1640-003
Wedding oja for Melody and Kenneth
1979
8/36 1640-003
Wedding oja for Rita and Michael Negrin
1983
8/37 1640-003
Wedding oja for daughter Victoria
General Notes: Includes correspondence with B'nai B'rith Klutznick Museum
1976
8/38 1640-003
Wedding ojas for two couples
1985
8/39 1640-003
Bat misvah oja for Ariel Eugenie
1982
8/40 1640-003
Wedding oja for cousins Teri and Richard
undated
8/41 1640-003
Oja and correspondence with Roza Yaech and Nissim Bueno
undated
8/42 1640-003
Bar Mitzvah letter for Isaac Joel Maimon
1987
8/43 1640-003
Birthday oja for Tom Cordova
undated
8/44 1640-003
Bar Mitzvah oja for Simon Curtis
1987
8/45 1640-003
Oja and correspondence with Paul Friedlander
1984
8/46 1640-003
Anniversary oja for The New Republic
1985
8/47 1640-003
Letter of condolence to family
General Notes: In Ladino and English
1985
8/48 1640-003
Birthday oja for Sue Rousso
1986
8/49 1640-003
Birthday oja for Arthur Farber
General Notes: Includes photocopies from Pirkei Avot
undated
8/50-8/53 1640-003
Birthday oja for Mrs. Tamar de Sola Pool
1980
9/1 1640-003
Materials related to Sephardic key traditions
1975-1992
9/2 1640-003
Birthday oja for Fred Bergman
1987
9/3 1640-003
Materials related to naming ceremony for Liliana Shizuko
1991
9/4 1640-003
Birthday oja for Giovanni Costigan
General Notes: Includes newspaper clippings
1985-1990
9/5-9/6 1640-003
Ojas for President Arias of Costa Rica
1987-1988
9/7 1640-003
Memorial oja for Jovan Obican
1989
9/8 1640-003
Oja for Anwar Sadat
1977
9/9 1640-003
Oja for Haham William Greenberg
1987
10/1 1640-003
Ladino transliteration of Longfellow poem
1979
10/2 1640-003
Materials for ojas
General Notes: Mostly in Ladino
undated
10/3-10-4 1640-003
Binders, research and writings on Sephardic Jews in Seattle
1940s-1990s
10/5-10/7 1640-003
Collection of " Mama's sayings"
1993
10/8-10/9 1640-003
Writings on Sephardic family traditions
undated
10/10 1640-003
Research and notes on Policar family history
1980s
10/11-10/12 1640-003
Ephemera related to United States Jewish community
undated
10/13 1640-003
Binder," Ladino-English items for United States citizenship training"
undated
11/1 1640-003
Binder, notes and research on Policar and Adatto families
undated
11/2 1640-003
Story of the Sephardic keys
1970-1992
11/2-11/4 1640-003
Materials related to Sephardic key exchange with Spanish government
1970-1992
11/5 1640-003
Notes about interview tapes
undated
11/6 1640-003
Binder, notes on teaching adolescents
undated
11/7 1640-003
Clippings related to Columbia Center construction
1984-1986
11/8 1640-003
Miscellaneous pages and notes from Adatto's thesis
undated
11/9 1640-003
Commemorative coin, Canadian ambassador Kenneth Taylor
undated
11/10-11/12 1640-003
Reel-to-reel tapes
Scope and Content: 3 audio tape reels, various speeches and interviews
1968-1971
11/13-11/58 1640-003
Audio cassette tapes
Scope and Content: 45 audio cassette tapes, varying quality and contents
1980s
12/1 1640-003
Binder, notes on Sephardic books in Harvard library
1992
12/2 1640-003
Binder, notes on Torah
1990s
12/3 1640-003
Ladino letters from literature
undated
12/4 1640-003
Binder, Elia Karmona autobiography
General Notes: In Ladino; Adatto partially transliterated the text
undated
12/5-12/7 1640-003
Miscellaneous notes, musings and correspondence
1960s-1970s
12/8 1640-003
Binder, research on Sephardic names
1984-1991

Accession No. 1640-004: Albert Adatto papers, 1968-1991Return to Top

5.21 cubic feet (6 boxes)
159 sound cassettes, 21 CDs
56 sound tape reels

Scope and Content: Writings, annotations, and notes from Adatto's Ladino language research and studies as well as recorded lectures of Adatto and songs and interviews from the Seattle Sephardic community.

21 CDs digitized from the cassettes in the collection (CD 353-373)

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Access to archival recordings:

Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Acquisition Info: Donor: Richard Adatto, September 26, 2012.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1-2 1640-004
Amador de los Rios
undated
1/3-4 1640-004
American Bible Society
1974-1979, undated
1/5 1640-004
Ashkenazic Writers
undated
1/6 1640-004
Autobiography of William G. Schauffler
1979
1/7 1640-004
Bible Notes
undated
1/8-9 1640-004
Children's Literature
undated
1/10 1640-004
Copies of Proverbs Volume I
undated
1/11 1640-004
Copies of Proverbs Volume II
undated
1/12 1640-004
Correspondence
1972
1/13 1640-004
El Telephone
undated
1/14 1640-004
Etymology
undated
1/15 1640-004
Ferrara Bible
1955
1/16 1640-004
Franklin, Benjamin
undated
1/17 1640-004
Hagadah
circa 1987
1/18-19 1640-004
Hagadah and Passover Notebook
1990-1993
1/20 1640-004
Haleva
undated
box-folder:oversize
3/1 1640-004
Israel
1973
Box/Folder
1/21 1640-004
Ladino Notes
undated
2/1 1640-004
Ladino Notes
undated
2/2 1640-004
Ladino Spelling/Alphabet List
undated
2/3 1640-004
Linguistic Notes
undated
2/4-5 1640-004
Literatura Sefardita de Oriente
1960
2/6-7 1640-004
Luzero de la Pasensia
undated
2/8 1640-004
Manasseh ben Israel
undated
2/9 1640-004
Me'am Lo'ez
1969
2/10-11 1640-004
Miscellaneous Proverbs and References
undated
2/12 1640-004
President Tito of Yugoslavia
1978
2/13 1640-004
Publications by Others - Alberto Forcadas and P. Jose Llamas
undated
2/14 1640-004
R & RT 101-155
undated
2/15 1640-004
Roots of Failure
1984
2/16 1640-004
Sefer Shulhan Hapanim
undated
2/17 1640-004
Tito 9
1977-1983
2/18 1640-004
Volume 1A Introduction
1983
2/19 1640-004
Yerros
undated
3/1 1640-004
Israel
1973
3/2-3 1640-004
Turkish-English dictionary
undated
Box
4 1640-004
Cassette Tapes
Scope and Content: 74 sound cassette tapes
General Notes: More detailed inventory available in repository. Contact archivist for Washington State Jewish Archives for assistance.
undated
5 1640-004
Audiotape Reels and Music Lyrics
Scope and Content: 26 1/4" audiotape reels, 48 sound cassettes; Sephardic folk songs, oral histories; Music lyrics for Ladino and Israeili songs
General Notes: More detailed inventory available in repository. Contact archivist for Washington State Jewish Archives for assistance.
undated
6 1640-004
Cassette Tapes and Audiotape Reels
Scope and Content: 37 sound cassette tapes and 29 1/4" audiotape reels: Sephardic folk songs, oral histories in Ladino regarding proverbs, children's literature as well as. Instructional materials he created for "Ladino in Four Easy Lessons" and a Haggadah for Passover.
General Notes: More detailed inventory available in repository. Contact archivist for Washington State Jewish Archives for assistance.
undated
compact_disc
CD 353-373 1640-004
CDs
Scope and Content: 21 CDs (listening copies) digitized from the cassettes in the collection
circa 1970s

Accession No. 1640-005: Albert Adatto papers, circa 1970s, 1982-1989Return to Top

.39 cubic feet (2 boxes (including 19 cassettes and 1 eight track))

Scope and Content: This addition includes a birthday oja written by Albert Adatto for David Thomas and explanatory letter. A speech given by Albert Adatto in June 1986 in Toledo, Spain for the project, "U.S.A. - Sefaradi Peace and Friendship Philatelic-Numismatic-Americana Gift Exhibit for the Schools of Spain." There are copies of the speech in English and Ladino as well as an explanatory letter. Also included is a letter written in Spanish from Joaquin Sanchez Garrido, the Mayor of Toledo, a Ladino interpretation by Albert Adatto of a story by Leonardo Da Vinci, a souvenir poem in honor of the clan reception held for Jennie Adatto Tarabulus in Bellevue, WA in 1989, and a photocopy of a Los Amigos Sepharadi newsletter, January/February 1988.

18 cassettes of Sephardic and Ladino music, 1 cassette of Chinese music, and 1 eight track of Yehoram Gaon.

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use: Status of creator's copyrights is unknown; restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Users are responsible for researching copyright status before use.

Acquisition Info: Temple De Hirsch Sinai Library, via librarian, Toby Harris, 2017-06-01

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 1640-005
Letters and speeches
1982-1989
2 1640-005
Audio cassettes
circa 1970s

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Judaism--Sephardic rite--Customs and practices
  • Ladino language--Research
  • Sephardic authors--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Sephardim--Music
  • Sephardim--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Adatto, Albert--Archives
  • Adatto, Albert--Family
  • Angel, Marc--Correspondence
  • Arditti, Adolfo--Correspondence
  • Armistead, Samuel G., 1927-2013--Correspondence
  • Elnecavé, Nissim--Correspondence
  • Matza, Diane--Correspondence
  • Papo, Joseph M., 1902---Correspondence
  • Schlesinger, Emma Adatto--Correspondence
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Elnecavé, Nissim (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington) (host institution)
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)