Eva Esfeld Deutsch papers, circa 1900-1990  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Deutsch, Eva Esfeld
Title
Eva Esfeld Deutsch papers
Dates
circa 1900-1990 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 sound cassette and 1 vertical file (transcript, clippings, photographs)
Collection Number
2498 (Accession No. 2498-001)
Summary
Oral history interview, photographs and papers. In the interview, Eva Deutsch talks about early memories in Plotsk, Poland hiding from searchers and being smuggled out of Russia, and early memories in Texas. The Alaska Yukon Exposition attracted them to Seattle where she was grateful for the Settlement House, and Mrs. Schwartz who inspired her love of sewing. She speaks about Mrs. Nathan Degginger, Mrs. Brill, and Mrs. Eckstein from the Settlement House, Congregation Herzl Ner Tamid, her husband's business and other topics. Eva is a member of the Esfeld family, the sister of Sol Esfeld
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

The interview was originally recorded on magnetic media which has been transferred to digital format. Users can access the interview online. The textual and visual portions of the collection are open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Born in approximately 1896, Eva Esfeld was one of three daughters to parents Max and Jenny Esfeld. Her father immigrated from Poland to the United States in approximately 1903 and the family joined him in 1907. In 1909, they traveled to Seattle to take part in the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, and took up residence in the Settlement House. The Esfelds were part of the Herzl Congregation. In 1916, Eva married Julius Deutsch and later gave birth to daughters Dorothea Deutsch Gordon, Helen Deutsch Lott and Elsie Deutsch Weiner, and son Allen. During the 1920s, Eva taught English at the Settlement house and during World War II she managed Western Leather Works. Eva Esfeld Deutsch died in January 1991 and was buried in the Herzl Cemetery.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Taped interview with Meta Kaplan and Dorothy Becker, November 25, 1974 and clippings. Eva Deutsch talks about early memories in Plotsk, Poland hiding from searchers and being smuggled out of Russia. Her early memories in Texas include Waco, Cleburne, and Dallas. The Alaska Yukon Exposition attracted them to Seattle where she was grateful for the Settlement House, and Mrs. Schwartz who inspired her love of sewing. She speaks about Mrs. Nathan Degginger, Mrs. Brill, and Mrs. Eckstein from the Settlement House, Congregation Herzl Ner Tamid, her husband's business and other topics. Eva is a member of the Esfeld family, the sister of Sol Esfeld.

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 literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Jews--Poland
  • Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle--Interviews
  • Personal Names :
  • Deutsch, Eva Esfeld--Interviews
  • Langh, Philip A
  • Corporate Names :
  • Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation (Mercer Island, Wash.)
  • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)
  • Family Names :
  • Esfeld family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Płock (Poland)
  • Texas--Description and travel
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Becker, Dorothy (interviewer)
    • Buttnick, Meta Bloom, 1913- (interviewer)
    • Corporate Names :
    • 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)