Irene Steinberg oral history interview, 1989  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Steinberg, Irene Mohrer
Irene Steinberg oral history interview
1989 (inclusive)
1.5" Linear.
Collection Number
4015 (Accession No. 4015-001)
Tape-recorded interview conducted by Adina Russak, 6/27/89
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, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details


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Tape-recorded interview conducted by Adina Russak, 6/27/89.

Irene talks of her youth in the beginning of Hitler's reign and of her fright until they escaped to the United States in 1937. The family lived in New York for a year, but followed an uncle to Seattle and started a beauty supply business. Irene went to the University of Washington when the first Zionist activities were being organized. She talkes about her membership and work with a number of Jewish organizations. Talks, at length, of Russian Resettlement and fund raising in general in the Federation. Speaks about Directors Murray Schiff and Irv Goldberg. Also mentions reasons for moving to Israel.

The last part of the third tape is a recording of Irene Steinberg's husband, Sheldon Steinberg, briefly discussing his own activities in Jewish Federation, Israel Bonds, Bikur Cholim Congregation, and Jewish Day School.

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Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives.

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Alternative Forms Available

Listen to the audio recording and view the transcript of this interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.

Restrictions on Use

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

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Immigrants--Washington (State)--Seattle--interviews
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Steinberg, Sheldon
  • Corporate Names :
  • Congregation Bikur Cholim (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. Seattle Chapter
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
  • Seattle Hebrew Academy (Seattle, Wash.)
  • University of Washington
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Russak, Adina (creator)
    • Steinberg, Irene Mohrer (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)