Oral history interview with Victor C. Amira, 2018  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Amira, Victor C.
Oral history interview with Victor C. Amira
2018 (inclusive)
Originals as received: 1 digital audio file (WAV); 1 digital document file (PDF)
Collection Number
6236 (Accession No. 6236-001)
Oral history interview with a member of Seattle's Sephardic community and banker
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

Victor C. Amira was born in Seattle in October of 1931. He grew up in the Sephardic area of the city and attended the University of Washington in 1948-1949. He went on to have a career in banking, ultimately becoming vice-president of Northwest Bank. Among other successful pursuits, he worked in real estate and also founded an employment agency and a bank teller training institute. In his retirement, he has worked several temporary positions including a favorite as receptionist at the juvenile court in Seattle.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Oral history interview and transcript of Victor C. Amira conducted by Nancy Blase and Janice Rabkin on July 16, 2018. Victor discusses his early childhood in Seattle's Sephardic community, his attendance at the University of Washington, and his career in banking. He also talks about meeting his wife Regina, and their family.

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Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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 copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Banks and banking--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jewish bankers--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jewish men--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Personal Names :
  • Amira, Victor C.--Interviews
  • Corporate Names :
  • Northwest Bank