Ethel Chaiken Lippman Kaiser photograph collection, circa 1850-1976  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Kaiser, Ethel Chaiken Lippman
Ethel Chaiken Lippman Kaiser photograph collection
circa 1850-1976 (inclusive)
17 photographic prints (1 folder) ; sizes vary
Collection Number
Photos of Chaikin family members in Russia and Seattle
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Ethel Chaiken was born July 27, 1914 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She moved with her family to Seattle one year later. She attended Seattle Public Schools and the University of Washington until 1936. Ethel was active in the Seattle chapter of Hadassah (president) and other communal endeavors. She married Benton M. Lippman, also a University of Washington graduate, in 1937 and raised 3 children: Lev, Susan, and Frank. Ethel was the Director of Public Relations for the King County Library System from 1957-1962. In July of 1962 she moved to Israel and established residency there, where she became involved in social welfare, educational and medical services through women's volunteer organizations until 1977. Ethel married Fred Kaiser in Israel in 1966. The family surname was originally Chaikin but was changed to Chaiken.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes photographs of Chaiken family members in Russia and Seattle.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
1 1  Portrait of Aaron Hacoben Chaikin in Chermigov Province, Ukraine circa 1870-1885
1 2  Portrait of Mrs. Aaron Hacoben Chaikin in Chermigov Province, Ukraine circa 1870-1885
1 3  Menachem Mendel Chaikin in Russian Army uniform, Surazh, Russia
Menachem served 10 years in the Russian Army. This photo was taken at the start of his military service. He emigrated to America in 1912, and later moved to Seattle. Menachem is the son of Aaron Hacoben Chaikin and father of Solomon, Abraham, Sam and Jack Chaikin.
circa 1890
1 4  Solomon "Sol" Chaiken and Rachel Weber with Rachel's brother (wearing academy uniform), sister and another woman in Makop, Kubansk Province, Russia
Solomon and Rachel were engaged circa 1909-1910.
circa 1909-1910
1 5  Nechama Chaikin with infant grandson, Leo Chaikin
Nechama was the wife of Menachem Mendel Chaikin. She later lived in Spokane, Washington.
1 6  Portrait of Solomon "Sol" Chaiken in Makop, Russia 1911
1 7  Portrait of Rachel Weber in Makop, Russia 1911
1 8  Solomon and Rachel Chaiken with their children Ethel and Leo circa 1920
1 9  Portrait of Nechama Chaikin
Nechama was the wife of Menachem Mendel Chaikin. She later lived in Spokane, Washington.
circa 1922
1 10  Portrait of Solomon "Sol" Chaiken circa 1925
1 11  Leo Chaiken wearing cap and gown for graduation from the University of Washington 1934
1 12  Leo Chaiken and Paul Lemargie at Alki Beach, Seattle circa 1934
1 13  Portrait of Menachem Mendel Chaikin circa 1935
1 14  Menachem Mendel Chaikin with his granddaughter Ethel Chaiken Lippman and her children, Frank David Lippman age 1 ½, Susan Joy Lippman age 3 and Leo Benjamin Lippman age 6 or 7 1947
1 15  Sol and Rachel Chaiken, at Ethel Chaiken Lippman's home on Cascadia Avenue in Seattle, Washington April 1957
1 16  Ethel Chaiken Lippman lighting menorah at a Hebrew class in Israel 1962
1 17  Solomon "Sol" Chaiken standing outdoors, Seattle 1976

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  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Kaiser, Ethel Chaiken Lippman--Photographs