Shafer family papers, circa 1892-1982  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Shafer family
Title
Shafer family papers
Dates
circa 1892-1982 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.50 cubic feet
Collection Number
3408
Summary
Papers of Jewish immigrant retail clothiers and landowners of 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

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Julius Shafer and Izzie Shafer were part of the Julius Cohen family of Seattle, Washington. They owned the Shafer Brothers Land company.

Brothers Julius and Issie, whose original name was Schofowitch, came to Seattle about 1890 and were (in sequence) auctioneers, pawnbrokers, retail clothiers, and owners of Seattle commercial property. Julius was active in B'nai B'rith lodges in Seattle.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Consult the scope and content information for each of the accessions listed below.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 3408-001: Shafer family papers, 1892-1952 (bulk 1906-1937)Return to Top

.28 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Letters, business records (mainly Xerox copies).

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Harriet Katz and Norton Shafer, 6/30/1982.

Description
Shafer family papers

Accession No. 3408-002: Shafer family papers, circa 1920-1982Return to Top

1.22 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Family history 1982; Shaffer Brothers minutes, 1937-1963; bylaws, financial records, business ledgers, motion-picture film, photographs, clippings, ephemera, 1920s-1969.

Bulk of the accession is files of Shafer Brothers Land Company, but family pictures and a few other items are present, together with a family history of the Julius Cohen family of Seattle, which includes Julius Shafer and Izzie Shafer. The history was written by Joseph Cohen.

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 Malcolm Katz, 10/21/1990.

Description
Shafer family papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Cohen, Dov
  • Cohen, Samuel
  • Katsman, Louis
  • Katsman, Marian
  • Shafer family--Archives
  • Shafer, Izzie
  • Shafer, Julius
  • Corporate Names :
  • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Cohen, Joseph, 1904-
    • Emanuel, Sol (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • B'nai B'rith. District Grand Lodge No. 4 (creator)
    • Shaffer Brothers Land Company

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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