Dorothy Becker papers, 1912-2002  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Becker, Dorothy
Title
Dorothy Becker papers
Dates
1912-2002 (inclusive)
Quantity
5.57 cubic feet (8 boxes)
1 vertical file
1 oversize folder
Collection Number
2512
Summary
Materials related to Jewish community leaders Dorothy and Jerome Becker.
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

Jewish community leaders Dorothy and Jerome Becker were founding members (1968) of Congregation Beth Shalom, a Conservative Jewish synagogue affiliated with the United Synagogue of America. Both have served as President of the Congregation, Jerome ca. 1970-1972 and Dorothy ca. 1977-80. Jerome was also Vice-President 1969-1970, and Treasurer ca. 1968 and ca. 1982. Dorothy was a member of the Board of Directors ca. 1982 and ca. 1989, served as President of the Beth Shalom Sisterhood ca. 1972, and as Vice-President--Administration of the Pacific Northwest Branch of the Women's League For Conservative Judaism ca. 1969-1970.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Materials related to several Jewish organizations including the Herzl Conservative Congregation, the Washington State Jewish Historical Society, the Women's League for Conservative Judaism, and the Congregation Beth Shalom.

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. 2512-001: Dorothy Becker papers, 1975Return to Top

1 vertical file (15 pages)

Scope and Content: Unpublished paper, 50 Years of Service : a History of the Educational Center.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Dorothy Becker, 12/1/1975.

Accession No. 2512-004: Dorothy and Jerome Becker papers, 1951-1990Return to Top

3.45 cubic feet (4 boxes)
1 oversize folder

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, articles of incorporation/constitution/bylaws, directories, membership lists, flyers, news releases, financial reports, budgets, videotape of slideshow, charter, programs, ephemera, conference and convention files, budgets.

Includes records relating to Congregation Beth Shalom, 1970-1990, Beth Shalom Sisterhood, Women's League for Conservative Judaism, 1979-85, and the Pacific Northwest Branch of the Women's League For Conservative Judaism, 1965-1989.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donated by Dorothy Becker, 11/29/1992.

Accession No. 2512-005: Dorothy and Jerome Becker papers, 1912-2002Return to Top

2.09 cubic feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content: Contains correspondence, board minutes and agendas, the Ruach newsletter, flyers, programs, and photographs from Congregation Beth Shalom (1968-2006); financial reports, minutes, and programs from the Women's League for Conservative Judaism, both the Pacific Northwest Branch and the Beth Shalom sisterhood (1970-1977); indentures for tracts in Herzl Memorial Park as well as by-laws, maps, burial lists, correspondence and Jerome Becker's research regarding Jewish cemeteries in Washington State (1912-2004); Governing Board minutes for a High School of Jewish Studies (1971-1972); Executive Officer minutes and correspondence from Herzl Conservative Congregation of which Jerome Becker and his father Sol Becker served as Secretary (1947,1956); and Executive Board minutes from the Washington State Jewish Historical Society (1980-1988).

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

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

Acquisition Info: Donors: Jerome and Dorothy Becker, November 15, 2012.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Herzl Memorial Park Record
1947-2000
1/2
High School of Jewish Studies Meeting Minutes and Curricula
1971-1972
1/3-1/4
Washington State Jewish Historical Society Records
1980-1988
1/5
Women's League, Pacific NW Branch Records
1970-1977
1/6
Pacific Northwest Branch- Women's League for Conservative Judaism- Conference Documents
1970-1982
1/7
Beth Shalom Sisterhood Records
1973-1980
1/8
Beth Shalom Congregation Letters, Flyers, and Records
1968-1969
1/9
University of Judaism Correspondence and Records
1975-1978
1/10-1/11
Congregation Beth Shalom - Minutes, Correspondence, and Programs
1978-1979
1/12
Congregation Beth Shalom Event Flyers and Documents
1980-1989
1/13-1/14
Congregation Beth Shalom Board Member Correspondence and Records
1985-1988
1/15
Kosher Co-Op Records
1980-1982
1/16
Congregation Beth Shalom- building expansion records
1978-1980
1/17-1/25
Congregation Beth Shalom- Correspondence and other documents
1981-1989
1/26-1-28
Congregation Beth Shalom- Board of Directors minutes
1992-1994
1/29
Congregation Beth Shalom- Ritual Fair
1993
1/30
Congregation Beth Shalom- Flyer for Torah Celebration
2006
1/31-1/35
Ruach newsletter
1977-2002
1/36
The Jewish Transcript- Beth Shalom synagogue remodel
1998
2/1
National Women's League of The United Synagogue of America Branch reports
1957-1959
2/2
Pacific Northwest Branch of Conservative Judaism Branch reports
1961-1962
2/3
Sisterhood Newsletters, rough draft templates
ca. 1980s
3/1
Pacific Northwest Branch of Conservative Judaism- National Women's League- Conference schedules and correspondence
1966-1975
3/2
Pacific Northwest Branch of Conservative Judaism- National Women's League- Conference minutes
1960-1977
3/3
Pacific Northwest Branch of Conservative Judaism- National Women's League- Branch treasurer budget reports
1973-1992
3/4
Pacific Northwest Branch of Conservative Judaism- National Women's League- Conference programs, registration forms, and invitations
1958-1988
3/5
Pacific Northwest Branch of Conservative Judaism- National Women's League- Conference photos
1972-1973
3/6
Pacific Northwest Branch of Conservative Judaism- National Women's League- Branch conference correspondence
1952-1975
3/7-3/9
Pacific Northwest Branch of Conservative Judaism- National Women's League- Conference president's reports
1959-1988
4/1
Pacific Northwest Branch of Conservative Judaism- National Women's League- Branch reports and minutes
1961-1990
4/2-4/3
Pacific Northwest Branch of Conservative Judaism- National Women's League- Branch correspondence
1972-1999
4/4
Pacific Northwest Branch of Conservative Judaism- National Women's League- Branch directories and branch summaries
1965-1992
4/5
Pacific Northwest Branch of Conservative Judaism- National Women's League- Sisterhood profiles, biographical data, and branch activity summaries
1970-1989
4/6
Pacific Northwest Branch of Conservative Judiaism- National Women's League- Service documents, songs, and information
ca. 1970s-2006
4/7
Herzel Ner-Tamid Sisterhood- "Sisterhood Scoops"
1981-1984
4/8
Sisterhood events
1961-2001
4/9
Pacific Northwest Branch of Conservative Judiaism- National Women's League- HAKOL
1968-1995
4/10
Herzlgram annotated scans and correspondence
1953-2004
4/11
Jewish Family Services- Russian Resettlement Program
1975-1977

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Becker, Dorothy--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Educational Center (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. Seattle Chapter
  • Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation (Mercer Island, Wash.)
  • United Synagogue of America. Pacific Northwest Region
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Becker, Jerome (creator)
    • Rosenzweig, Norman (creator)
    • Stiefel, Ernest R (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Congregation Beth Shalom (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Congregation Beth Shalom (Seattle, Wash.). Sisterhood (creator)
    • United Synagogue of America (creator)
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)
    • Washington State Jewish Historical Society (creator)
    • Women's League for Conservative Judaism (creator)
    • Women's League for Conservative Judaism. Pacific Northwest Branch (creator)