Oral history interviews with Ada Ash, 2000-2004  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Ash, Ada, 1916-
Title
Oral history interviews with Ada Ash
Dates
2000-2004 (inclusive)
Quantity
3 audio cassettes (70 minutes); 2 Transcripts: 25 pages total
Collection Number
5474 (Accession No. 5474-001)
Summary
Two tape recorded interviews discussing her life in Russia before she emigrated to the US and her musical experience as a Jewish and female in the Symphony
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

Special Media: 3 cassette audio tapes

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Two tape recorded interviews covering the years 1916-2000, taken on September 7, 2000 and August 31, 2004; transcripts, photograph.

In the 2000 interview Ada Ash describes life in Russia before she emigrated to the United States in 1920. She discusses her father's musical and employment history from Russia to Portland to Seattle. The interview includes an account of Ada's musical experience from age six until her retirement from the Seattle Symphony in 1980. She discusses what it was like to be Jewish and female in the Symphony. Ada talks about conductors, musicians, and the orchestra's tour of Austria after World War II. In the 2004 interview Ada Ash describes her brother Joey Golden. She describes his struggle to become a musician, against their father's wishes, and his success as a French Horn player for the New York Philharmonic. Ada describes the close relationship she had with her brother.

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 rights dedicated to the public. May be used for research, instruction, publication or similar purposes.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Ash, Ada, 1916---Interviews
  • Golden, Joey, 1929-1960
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle Symphony Orchestra
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Shaffer, Emily, 1927- (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington) (creator)
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)