Anna Helfgott papers, 1932-1996  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Helfgott, Anna, 1899-1996
Title
Anna Helfgott papers
Dates
1932-1996 (inclusive)
1970-1996 (bulk)
Quantity
1.5 cubic feet (2 boxes plus 1 sound cassette)
Collection Number
6118 (Accession No. 6118-001)
Summary
Diaries, writings, correspondence, and other papers of Anna Helfgott, an elder care activist in Seattle, 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

No restrictions on access.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Anna Helfgott was born on October 3, 1899, in Baltimore, Maryland to parents William Altshul and Esther Bass Altshul. After marrying her husband, Iser, the couple remained in Baltimore and had three children: Esther, Lenny, and Dorothy. Helfgott worked as a department store dressmaker and fitter, during which time she was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU). In 1964, Helfgott relocated to Boston to work as a VISTA volunteer before moving to Bellingham, Washington, in 1970. In Bellingham, she took part in the Bridges Program at Western Washington University. After later moving to Seattle, Helfgott played an active role as a volunteer and board president of the Gray Panthers from the founding of the organization in 1976 until the early 1990s, and also volunteered with other organizations that supported elder rights and care, including the Elder Citizens Coalition, Citizens for Improvement of Nursing Homes, the Puget Sound Council of Senior Citizens, the Older Women's League, and the International League for Peace and Freedom. Anna Helfgott died on January 21, 1996.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Diaries, calendars, course work and notes, poetry and creative writings, correspondence, scrapbooks, oral history interview, publications, and other materials pertaining to Anna Helfgott and the many advocacy and political activities in which she participated (especially her involvement with the Gray Panthers). Also included are biographical materials related to her brother Milton Altshul's life and career.

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Course work and notes, 1970-1987Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Writings, 1980sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Diaries, 1968-1991Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Correspondence, 1990sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Photographs, 1970s-1980sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Scrapbooks, 1990sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Gray Panthers, 1980s-1990sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Gray Panthers oral history interview with Anna Helfgott by Genevieve Beach, 1992Return to Top

Container(s): Cassette Sound Cassette 960

Retirement and assisted living, 1990sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

90th Birthday Celebration, 1989Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Miscellaneous, 1980s-1990sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Milton Altshul biographical materials, 1960s-1980sReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Published materials, 1932-1985Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
Teheran: Our Path in War and Peace by Earl Browder
1944
2
Victory-- and After by Earl Browder
1942
2
The Democratic Front: for Jobs, Security, Democracy, and Peace by Earl Browder
1938
2
Production for Victory by Earl Browder
1942
2
A Letter to American Workers by V. I. Lenin
1934
2
State and Revolution by V. I. Lenin
1932
2
What is to be Done? by V. I. Lenin
1932
2
Foundations of Leninism by Joseph Stalin
1932
2
Lenin by Joseph Stalin
1934
2
Lenin by David Shub
1948
2
Value, Price, and Profit by Karl Marx
undated
2
Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
undated
2
The USSR and Finland: Historical, Economic, Political Facts and Documents
1939
2
The Crisis in the Socialist Party by William Z. Foster
1936
2
Political Education: The Two Worlds
undated
2
The New Soviet Constitution
1936
2
The Soviet Spirit by Harry F. Ward
1944
2
Mastering Bolshevism by Joseph Stalin
1945
2
The Soviet Power by the Very Reverend Hewlett Johnson
1940
2
Trotskyism: Counter-Revolution in Disguise by M. J. Olgin
1935
2
Letters to Judd by Upton Sinclair
undated
2
Rhymes for a Reason by Chet Long
undated
2
Congress and You by Frank Ryhlick
1943
2
Selections from Maxim Gorky by Maxim Gorky
1960
2
Peace Corps' Third Goal by Jane Raney
1985

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Labor movement--United States
  • Older people--Care--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Senior power--United States
  • Personal Names :
  • Altshul, Milton
  • Helfgott, Anna, 1899-1996--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Gray Panthers (Activist group)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Diaries
  • Oral histories
  • Personal correspondence
  • Records (Documents)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)